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Eldridge Lee Malone
Nov 29, 1874 - Aug 30, 1927

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED WICHITA FALLS; TO BE BURIED HERE

A message was received in Corsicana Wednesday stating that Lee Malone, former resident of Corsicana had died in Wichita Falls and that the remains would be sent here for burial, but the time of death nor time of arrival of the remains here were not stated. Funeral arrangements, therefore, have not been announced.

Mr. Malone is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Myers of Cross Plains, who is visiting in Corsicana at present. He was a son of the late Mrs. B. K. Duncan.

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BODY OF FORMER RESIDENT HERE TO BE BURIED MONDAY

The body of E. L. Malone, aged 53, who died in Wichita Falls after a long illness, will arrive in Corsicana Sunday night, and the funeral will be held Monday afternoon from the home of H. R. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue, Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased has been in ill health for more than a year. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. B. K. Duncan, one daughter, Mrs. Otto Meyer, Cross Plains, Texas, and two brothers and four sisters, Mrs. J. R. Wrather, Amarillo; Mrs. George Mitchell, Waco; Mrs. Oscar Andrews, Olney; John Malone, Troup, and the Rev. Leland Malone, Coppedge.

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WICHITA FALLS MAN BURIED HERE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for E. L. Malone, aged 53 years, who died in Wichita Falls, Wednesday, were held Monday afternoon from the residence of H. R. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The body arrived here late Sunday night and was taken to the McCandless home.

Mr. Malone had been in ill health for more than a year.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. B. K. Duncan, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Otto Meyer, Cross Plaines; two brothers, John Malone, Troupe; Rev. Leland Malone, Coppedge; three sisters, Mrs. J. R. Wrather, Amarillo; Mrs. George Mitchell, Waco, and Mrs. Oscar Andrews, Olney.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. L. MALONE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for E. Lee Malone, aged 53, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Wichita Falls during the past week were held from the home of H. R. McCandless on West Fourth avenue Monday afternoon, Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church conducting the services. The remains were interred in the Duncan block in Oakwood cemetery.

The pallbearers were C. C. Roberts, Joe Jefferson, Sam Butler, Frank Taylor, Ralph Beard and W. A. Hammett.

Among those from other towns attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Meyer, Cross Plains; Mrs. Oscar Andrews, Olney; Mrs. J. D. Wrathern, Amarillo; Mrs. G. W. Mitchell, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; Mrs. Andrews, Troup; John Malone and Miss Louis Malone, Troup; Rev. Leland Malone, Carthage, and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Cleaver, Fort Worth.

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Indiana “Anna” (Coldwell) Malone-Duncan
Mar 3, 1845 - Aug 13, 1931

MRS. B. K. DUNCAN DIED AT HOME HERE WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. B. K. Duncan, aged 86 years, native of Arkansas, but resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for more than 40 years, died at the family residence, 2304 West Fifth avenue, Thursday morning at 10:20 o’clock after an illness of four weeks, and the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence of a stepdaughter, Mrs. H. R. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Duncan was a pioneer resident of Corsicana, and had been a member of the First Baptist church here for many years.

Surviving are he husband, two sons, John W. Malone, Troup, and Leland Malone, Carthage; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Mitchell, Waco, and Mrs. Oscar Andrews, Orth; three step-daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; Mrs. McCandless and Mrs. J. D. Carroll, both of Corsicana; one step-son, Clifton M. Duncan, Wichita Falls, and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Duncan’s condition took a decided turn for the worse Tuesday.

Sutherland funeral home will direct the funeral.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 13, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Houston Malone 2nd husband Benjamin O’Kelly Duncan; d/o Abiram Ballard Coldwell & Czarina Elizabeth (Wilson) Coldwell

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. DUNCAN

Funeral services for Mrs. B. K. Duncan, aged 86 years, native of Arkansas, but pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, who died at her home, 2304 West Fifth avenue, Thursday morning, at 10:20 o’clock following an illness of four weeks, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of her step-daughter, Mrs. H. H. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. She had been a member of the First Baptist church here for many years.

The services were conducted by E. F. K. Mullins of the First Baptist church and Rev. E. L. Liddell Baptist minister.

Surviving are he husband, two sons, John W. Malone, Troup, and Leland Malone, Carthage; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Mitchell, Waco, and Mrs. Oscar Andrews, Orth; three step-daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; Mrs. McCandless and Mrs. J. D. Carroll, both of Corsicana; one step-son, Clifton M. Duncan, Wichita Falls, and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Hood Cheney, Will Taylor, H. B. Bomar, Cecil Foster, Dr. J. A. Jones, C. A. Middleton, A. G. Smith, Joe Jefferson and Percy D. Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the First Baptist church.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Benjamin O’Kelly Duncan
Jun 17, 1848 - Aug 28, 1940

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY IS DEAD AT HUBBARD

B. K. DUNCAN BE BURIED HERE FRIDAY FOLLOWING RITES AT FIRST BAPTIST

Benjamin O’Kelly (B. K.) Duncan, aged 92 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, business, religious and political leader here for many years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Hord, at Hubbard Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

He was born June 17, 1848, near Estill Springs, Franklin county, Tennessee, the son of Robert Barton Duncan and Elizabeth O’Kelly Duncan. The Duncans of Scotland were his ancestors and came to America on the Mayflower.

Judge Duncan was baptized July 3, 1867, into the Missionary Baptist church. He was married to Miss Edna Leodicea Sharp on Nov. 23, 1869. Following her death he was married to Mrs. Anna Malone Duncan, who died in 1931.

Mr. Duncan came to Texas from Tennessee and settled near Austin in January 1874, moved to Brandon, Hill county, the following year, and came to Navarro county in 1878, residing on a farm near the IOOF Home west of Corsicana until 1881 when he moved to Corsicana. He resided here until 1931 and since that time has made his home with his children.

Prominent Baptist.
Always prominent in Missionary Baptist circles, Mr. Duncan aided in the organization of a number of Sunday School and was teacher and superintendent of several church schools. He aided in the organizing of a Sunday School in the Live Oak Missionary Baptist church near Austin and at the White Rock Baptist church near Brandon. Judge Duncan was a member of the White’s Chapel Missionary Baptist church for many years and was instrumental in the organization of a Sunday School in that congregation, serving for a time as superintendent. He joined the First Baptist church here when that congregation met in a frame building near the courthouse, later occupying the church now used by the Cumberland Presbyterian church near the library and YMCA before the congregation moved to the present church site. He was a teacher and Sunday School of the First Baptist church for a number of years. He also taught in the Union Mission in East Corsicana.

In 1917, he aided in the organization of the Mission Sunday school at the old Buckner home on South Eighteenth street which later became the South Eighteenth Baptist church. This congregation disbanded. Judge Duncan was instrumental in the organization of another mission Sunday School, the forerunner of the present Calvary Baptist church where he was superintendent of the Sunday School.

Served as Justice of Peace.
After moving to Corsicana, Mr. Duncan operated cotton yards for a number of years, and was a cotton buyer in Texas and Oklahoma. He served as justice of the peace, Precinct 1. Place 2, beginning in 1925, resigning because of ill health.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; Mrs. J. D. Carroll, Corsicana, and Mrs. H. R. McCandless, Dallas; a son, Clifton M. Duncan, Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Foster, R. R. Owen, H. R. Stewart, W. A. Hammett, Thad Jones, Hubbard and Mr. Milner, Hubbard.

Honorary pallbearers will be H. P. Sammons, Hubbard; deacons of the First Baptist church, Corsicana and friends of the family.

Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 29, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Edna Leodicea (Sharp) Duncan married Nov 23, 1869 2nd wife Indiana “Anna” (Coldwell) Malone–Duncan; s/o Robert Barton Duncan & Elizabeth (O’Kelly) Duncan

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR B. K. DUNCAN FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for B. K. Duncan, 92, who died in Hubbanr Wednesday night, were held from the First Baptist church here Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

A native of Tennessee, Mr. Duncan came to Austin in 1874, moved to Brandon, Hill county, the following year, and came to Navarro county in 1878, remaining here until a few years ago. He joined the Baptist church in 1867 and was prominent in Sunday school work as teacher and superintendent in a number of churches in addition to aiding the organization of several congregations in Corsicana. Judge Duncan was connected with cotton yards and cotton buying for a number of years and served as justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, for some time before ill health forced his retirement.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; Mrs. J. D. Carroll, Corsicana, and Mrs. H. R. McCandless, Dallas; a son, Clifton M. Duncan, Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cecil Foster, R. R. Owen, H. R. Stewart, W. A. Hammett, Thad Jones, Hubbard and Mr. Milner, Hubbard.

Honorary pallbearers were H. P. Sammons, Hubbard; deacons of the First Baptist church, Corsicana and friends of the family.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Relatives, Friends Here This Week For Duncan Funeral

Among the many relatives and friends who filled the auditorium of the First Baptist church Friday morning to pay their last tribute of love to the memory of the late B. K. Duncan, who passed away Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Hord, in Hubbard, were the following from out of town; Mr. and Mrs. Thad Jones, Mr. Milner and the Rev. and Mrs. B. K. Selph of Hubbard; Mesdames G. W. Mitchell, Benton Joyner and George Spraw, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. McCandless and son, Ben D. McCandless and Mr. and Mrs. H. R. McCandless, Jr., of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Duncan, Miss Betty Duncan, Mrs. George Shankle and W. J. Duncan of Wichita Falls; Judson Duncan, Granbury; George W. Duncan, Waco, and Mrs. Otto Myers, Longview.

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Mary Belle Ballew
Jul 17, 1877 - Aug 2, 1927

Miss Bell Ballew Dies in Dallas.

The sad news of the death of Miss Bell Ballew at her home in Dallas about 10:30 o’clock Tuesday night has been received which comes as a distinct shock to her many Corsicana friends. Miss Ballew has been ill since Christmas, but had recovered sufficiently from an operation to resume her business duties for a time. She and her sister, Miss Maude Ballew had just recently returned from a month’s stay in Eureka Springs, Ark., where she had hoped to benefit her health. Her conditions grew worse this week, and her brother, Mr. H. C. Ballew and sister-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Ballew, have been at her bedside for several days. Definite Arrangements have not been announced, but after funeral services to be held at the home in Dallas this afternoon, the remains will be shipped to Corsicana for burial.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS BALLEW BE HELD HERE THURSDAY

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED AT HER HOME IN DALLAS TUES. NIGHT

The body of Miss Belle Ballew, who died at her home in Dallas, 5728 Oran Street, Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock following a lingering illness, will reach Corsicana at 6:25 Wednesday and will be taken to the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Ballew, 918 West Fifth avenue. The funeral services will be held from the Ballew home Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Ballew had been ill since Christmas but had sufficiently recovered from a recent operation to resume her work. Her condition took a decided turn for the worse this week.

Surviving are one sister, Miss Maud Ballew, Dallas; one brother, H. C. Ballew, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be W. T. Henry, Dallas; Joseph D. Frank, Dallas; J. S. Simpkins, W. A. Tarver, Ford Witherspoon and J. R. Curington, all of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING MISS BELLE BALLEW

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED IN DALLAS; BODY BROUGHT HERE

Funeral services for Miss Belle Ballew who died in her home at Dallas, 5738 Oran street, Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held at the residence of her sister-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Ballew, 918 West Fifth avenue, Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister.

The body reached Corsicana late Wednesday afternoon and was taken to Mrs. Ballew’s home.

Miss Ballew had been ill since Christmas but had sufficiently recovered from an operation to resume her work. Her condition took a decided turn for the worse this week.

Surviving are one sister, Miss Maude Ballew, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. George Weiland of Dallas were here for the funeral services.

The pallbearers were W. T. Henry, Dallas; Joseph D. Frank, Dallas; J. S. Simpkins, W. A. Tarver, Ford Witherspoon and John R. Curington, all of Corsicana.

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THE ROSE STILL GROWS BEYOND THE WALL

Near a shady a wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Thro’ which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept, with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or of pride,
It followed the light through the crevice length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before;
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fail ?
Nay ! let us faith and hope receive;
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in the days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will for evermore.

--A. L. FINK.

The above poem was read by request at the impressive funeral services held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the home of Mrs. W. W. Ballew, for her sister-in-law, Miss Belle Ballew of Dallas, which gave the theme for the beautiful and consoling words of the minister, Rev. Hugh Miller. Appropriate songs were sung by Miss Hattie Kenner, Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mr. Chris. L. Knox and Mr. Edgar Metcalf, after which the services were concluded at the cemetery where the remains were laid to rest under a canopy of gorgeous flowers sent by loving friends from Dallas as well as Corsicana.

Devoted friends sympathize deeply with her dear sister, Miss Maude Ballew and brother, Mr. H. C. Ballew in this hour of their great sorrow.

Sweetest memories will ever recur at the mention of the name of Miss Belle. Her life was one of unselfish service and love, and such a life will call unto itself the rarest, choicest reward. When we give back to heaven that which is so pure and good; heaven knowing what we have lost, will pour into the faithful, aching hearts her holiest, precious balm.

Out-of-town friends and relatives were Messrs. J. D. Frank and W. T. Henry, lawyers for whom Miss Ballew had worked for so many years; Mrs. Charles Weiland, Mr., George Weiland, and Mrs. H. S. Anderson of Dallas, Dr. J. M. Ballew of Memphis, Texas; Mmes. Will Brown, Will Carter and Allen Anderson of Richland, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Ballew of Trinidad and Mrs. Houston Gunlock of Fort Worth.

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A Tribute to Miss Belle Ballew

Miss Belle was Central Texas Grocery Company’s first stenographer, having begun her work with us about April 1, 1900, and continuing in the service of the company for several years.

Miss Belle was very efficient and took a great deal of interest in her work. She was loved and respected by all the employees of the company. She was in the deepest sense a true Christian living her religion every day and making it felt by everyone with whom she came in contact. Our loss is her gain.

W. M. WILSON.

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Nancy Catherine “Nannie” (Sutton) Williamson
Dec 14, 1857 - Nov 21, 1927

CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. NANNIE C. WILLIAMSON WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Nannie C. Williamson, aged 69 years, died at the residence of her son, J. E. Williamson, 1936 South Seventeenth street, Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock and the funeral services will be held from the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Mr. Watson, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. Mrs. Williamson was born in Tennessee but has resided in Texas for many years.

Surviving are four sons, L. A. Williamson, Sulphur Springs; J. E. Williamson, F. A. Williamson and Virgil Williamson, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Charles and Mrs. H. W. Kelly both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be E. C. Sears, Russell Purifoy, S. J. Miles, Elbert Neely, Nell Walton and R. E. Beard.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR AGED WOMAN

MRS. NANNIE C. WILLIAMSON BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie C. Williamson, aged 69 years, who died Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock at the residence of her son, J. E. Williamson, 1936 South Seventeenth street, were held from the residence Wednesday morning with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Watson, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Mrs. Williamson was born in Tennessee but had resided in Texas for many years.

Surviving are four sons, L. A. Williamson, Sulphur Springs; J. E. Williamson, F. A. Williamson and Virgil Williamson, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Charles and Mrs. H. W. Kelly both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were E. Sears, Russell Purifoy, S. J. Miles, Elbert Neely, Nell Walton and R. E. Beard.

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Mary Jane (Goss) Adams
Jun 6, 1857 - Oct 31, 1927

Woman Died at Richland; Buried Here

Funeral services for Mrs. Adams who died at Richland Monday night while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Cecil Cranford, were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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AGED WOMAN DIES AT RICHLAND; BODY BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Adams, aged 70 years, who died Monday night in Richland were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana. Mrs. Adams made her home with Mrs. A. C. Cranford at Richland.

Mrs. Adams was born in Pikes County, Alabama, June 6, 1857.

The following children survive:
Mrs. W. C. Alford, Richland; Mrs. W. O. Money, Beaumont; Mrs. B. J. Jones, Orange; Mrs. J. A. Winfield, Montgomery, Ala; Mrs. A. C. Cranford, Richland; J. L. Adams, Houston; E. C. Adams, Electra; Lee Adams, Mooringsport, La.; Roy Adams, Mexia.

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Allene (Adams) Winfield
Mar 7, 1889 - Nov 20, 1930

BODY OF WOMAN BE BROUGHT HERE BURIAL SATURDAY

Mrs. J. A. Winfield died at Houston Thursday night at 11 o’clock and the body will be sent here for burial. The body will arrive here over the Southern Pacific Lines at 5 o’clock this afternoon and will be taken to the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Richland. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, who is an employ of the Yount-Lee Oil Company of Houston; one daughter, four brothers, Roy Adams, Mexia; Lee Adams, Louisiana; E. C. Adams, Richland; Jeff Adams, Houston; four sisters, Mrs. A. E. Crawford, Mexia; Mrs. B. J. Jones, Orange; Mrs. W. C. Alford, Richmond, and Mrs. Ora Money, Beaumont.

Corley – McMahon Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

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November 23, 1930
Winfield Rites Held
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 22 - Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Winfield, about 41, who died in Houston Thursday night, were held Saturday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Houston; one daughter, four brothers, Roy Adams, Mexia; Lee Adams, Louisiana; E. C. Adams, Richland, and Jeff Adams, Houston; four sisters, Mrs. A. E. Crawford, Mexia; Mrs. B. J. Jones, Orange; Mrs. W. C. Alford, Richmond, and Mrs. Ora Money, Beaumont.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WINFIELD HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Winfield, aged about 41, who died in Houston Thursday night at 11 o’clock were held from the chapel of the Corley- McMahon Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Richland.

The body arrived here Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock over the Southern Pacific Lines.

Surviving are her husband, Houston; one daughter, four brothers, Roy Adams, Mexia; Lee Adams, Louisiana; E. C. Adams, Richland; Jeff Adams, Houston, four sisters, Mrs. A. E. Crawford, Mexia; Mrs. B. J. Jones, Orange; Mrs. W. C. Alford, Richmond; and Mrs. Ora Money, Beaumont.

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Henry T. White
Sep 17, 1848 - Jul 8, 1927

AGED ODD FELLOW DIED FRIDAY NIGHT AT OLD FOLKS HOME

Henry White, aged 78 years, nine months and 22 days, ward of the Goldthwaite Lodge I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 130 died at Old Folks’ Home here Friday night at 11 o’clock and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The funeral services will be held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors.

All Corsicana Odd Fellows are requested to attend the funeral, it was stated Saturday.

He was born in Tennessee. Two sisters survive.

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AGED ODD FELLOW BURIED SUNDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Henry White, aged 79 years. Inmate of the Old Folks’ Home, I. O. O. F., here, ward of the Goldthwaite Lodge, I. O. O. F., were held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

He was born in Tennessee. Mr. White died at 11 o’clock Friday night. Two sisters survive.

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John Drew Parker
Jul. 4, 1879 - May 18, 1927

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIED WEDNESDAY HOUSTON HOSPITAL

JOHN PARKER, BORN AND REARED HERE, WILL BE BURIED HERE FRIDAY

John D. Parker, aged 47 years, former resident of Corsicana but has resided in South Texas and Florida during recent years, died in a Houston hospital Wednesday night at 10 o’clock and the remains will reach Corsicana on the early Friday morning train from Houston. The funeral services will be conducted from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister will conduct the service.

Mr. Parker has been making his home in Florida and was en route to Corsicana but his condition became such that it was necessary to stop in Houston. He had been in ill health for several months from a stroke of paralysis.

Surviving deceased are one son, Harry Parker, Orlando, Florida; three daughters, Mrs. H. L. McKinney, Orlando, Florida, Johnie Mae and Mary Louise, Corsicana; two brothers, Arell Parker, Houston; Allen Parker of Corsicana and two sisters, Mrs. Dick Duren of Mineral Wells and Mrs. Walter McKey of Dallas.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN PARKER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIED IN HOUSTON HOSPITAL LATE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for John D. Parker, aged 47 years, former resident of Corsicana, but who has resided in South Texas and Florida during recent years, who died in a Houston hospital Wednesday night at 10 o’clock after a lingering illness, were conducted at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Friday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister. The body arrived in Corsicana at an early hour Friday morning.

Mr. Parker had been making his home in Florida but was enroute to Corsicana at the time his condition was such it was necessary to stop in Houston.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Harry Parker, Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. H. L. McKinney, Orlando, Fla.; Misses Johnnie Mae and Mary Louise Parker, Corsicana; two brothers, Arch Parker, Houston; Allen Parker, Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. Dick Duren, Mineral Wells; Mrs. Walter McKey, Dallas.

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Theodore Perry Fluker
Mar 3, 1869 - Nov 12, 1941

PERRY FLUKER OF ROANE COMMUNITY DIED ON WEDNESDAY

Perry Fluker, aged 72 years, well known farmer, of the Roane community, died at his home at an early hour Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. Leslie Carlson, Baptist minister.

A native of Alabama, Mr. Fluker came to Corsicana when two years of age with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Fluker, and has resided in the Tupelo, Hester and Roane communities since that time.

Surviving are his wife, Roane; a daughter, Mrs. Otis Rector, Corsicana; three sons, Will Hardy Fluker, Ennis; Terry Fluker, Corsicana, and Glenn Earl Fluker, Overton; several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George Denbow, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Bragg, Vernon Frazier, Bud West, Pope Estes, J. O. Burke and Sam Butler.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR PERRY FLUKER

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for Perry Fluker, aged 72 years, who died at his home in the Roane community at an early hour Wednesday morning, Mr. Fluker apparently died while asleep. A native of Alabama, he resided in this area for seventy years. The services were conducted from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. Leslie Carlson, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, Roane; a daughter, Mrs. Otis Rector, Corsicana; three sons, Will Hardy Fluker, Ennis; Terry Fluker, Corsicana, and Glenn Earl Fluker, Overton; several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George Denbow, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Bragg, Vernon Frazier, Bud West, Pope Estes, J. O. Burke and Sam Butler.

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Olive (Teliaferro) Champion
Nov 13, 1858 - May 17, 1927

NATIVE TEXAN DIES AT HOME HERE LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

MRS. W. A. CHAMPION PASSED AWAY AND REMAINS LAID AT REST WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Olive Teliaferro Champion, widow of the late W. A. Champion, aged 68 years, died at the family home at 1229 West Collin street Tuesday afternoon near 6 o’clock, after an illness of several weeks, her illness having taken a serious turn several days ago. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4 o’clock from the late home, the Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which deceased was a long-time member, conducting services. Burial took place in Oakwood cemetery immediately following the services at the home.

Following are the pallbearers; A. G. Elliott, C. A. Gordon, J. E. Devant, Sam H. Slay, N. Suttle Roberts, John S. Murchison, G. C. Hudson, Lynne Wortham.

The death of this good woman. While not unexpected by her close friends and the only son, Norborne T. Champion, who has been so devoted to his mother during all her life and especially so since her failing health during the past few months, has cast a pall of gloom over a wide circle of friends of Mrs. Champion, who was known and loved for her many admirable traits of character and for her lovely Christian faith.

Mrs. Champion was born at Piedmont Springs, Grimes county, Texas, on November 13, 1858, the first daughter of Cooper S. and Anna Rebecca Taliaferro, pioneer residents of Texas and descendants of a long line of America’s best in citizenship. She was married to W. A. Champion at Crockett, Texas, January 20, 1889, and they moved to Corsicana in 1897, where she has resided since. Her husband preceded to the Great Beyond on July 24, 1919. Mrs. Champion was well educated and well versed in affairs of the day. She was a graduate of the Sam Houston State Normal College at Huntsville, being a member of the second graduating class of that institution.

Surviving her are Norborne T. Champion, only child, and a half-brother, Wayman T. Teliaferro, of Navasota.

Attesting in a measure to the love held by many for this good woman and also expressing sympathy and esteem for her son, who has been reared in Corsicana, a great number of beautiful flowers covered the last resting place of this good woman in Oakwood cemetery late today, where she was laid to rest beside her late husband following the impressive services at the home. A long cortege of friends followed the body to its last resting place and many were the tears that were shed over the grave of this true Christian woman, and words of deepest and sincerest sympathy were spoken for the son who has thus been bereft of his dearest earthly possession.

The Corsicana National Bank was closed during the death and burial of Mrs. Champion, Norborne Champion being an assistant cashier of this institution.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 18, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (graduate of the Sam Houston State Normal College at Huntsville, was a member of the second graduating class of that institution)
    w/o William Augustus Champion married Jan. 20, 1889 d/o Cooper Shelton Teliaferro and Anna Rebecca (DeBerry) Teliaferro

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Society News.

Mrs. W. A. Champion, passed away Tuesday afternoon about 6 o’clock at her home, 1229 West Collin street after about a week’s serious illness. Mrs. Champion has been confined to her bed for several months but has been a cheerful and patient sufferer. Deepest sympathy is her only son, Nerburne Champion is extended by her hosts of friends.

Let us not grieve over her passing, though her loss is keenly felt for Twas her wish, written on the fly leaf of her Bible.

“Let there be no mourning at the bar
When I put out to sea.”

Mrs. Champion was buried this afternoon in Oakwood cemetery by the side of her beloved husband, the funeral services having been held at 4 o’clock from the family home.

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Sarah Jane (Williams) Williams
Oct 27, 1847 - Sep 30, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED CORSICANA RESIDENT SUNDAY

MRS. SARAH JANE WILLIAMS DIED WHILE SEATED AT TABLE FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Jane Williams, aged 80 years, who died suddenly Friday noon while sitting at the table, will be held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Harwell, 640 West Sixth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment at Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor fo the First Baptist church. Mrs. Williams was apparently in the best of health and had not complained of not being well.

Mrs. Williams was born in Mississippi but had been a resident of Texas for 70 years. Prior to moving to Corsicana nine years ago, she resided at Mart, Texas.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Harwell, Corsicana; Mrs. W. E. Kidd, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank Mills, Mart; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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AGED WOMAN BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON OAKWOOD CEMETERY

PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY AT NOON FRIDAY WHILE SEATED AT TABLE

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Jane Williams, aged 80 years, resident of Texas for seventy years, who died suddenly Friday noon while seated at the table, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Harwell, 640 West Sixth avenue. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Williams was born in Mississippi, but came to Texas when she was ten years old. She resided at Mart, Texas prior to moving to Corsicana nine years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Harwell, Corsicana; Mrs. W. E. Kidd, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank Mills, Mart, Texas; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Minnie Emeline (Williams) Harwell-Humphries
Mar 14, 1873 - Jan 12, 1964

Mrs. Humphries Dies Monday

Word has been received in Corsicana of the death of Mrs. Minnie Harwell Humphries, former resident, in Riverside, Calif., Monday. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Riverside, with graveside services in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Saturday, January 18, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Wooddy as officiating clergyman. Mrs. Humphries was a former member of the First Baptist church. She is survived by a son, Clyde Harwell, and a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Harwell Smith, both of California, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Jan 14, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert E. Lee Harwell 2nd husband UNKNOWN Humphries; d/o James Monroe Williams & Sarah Jane (Williams) Williams

Miss Annie Mirtsching
abt 1863 - Sep 20, 1927

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED EARLY TODAY FOLLOWING FALL

MISS ANNIE MIRTSCHING TO BE BURIED FROM A. G. ELLIOTT HOME WEDNESDAY

Miss Annie Mirtsching, 60, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at 5:30 Tuesday morning following a several days illness and the funeral will be held from the home of A. G. Elliott Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana about 30 years.

Miss Mirtsching was born in Saxony, Germany, but came to America in her teens. She resided in Aransas Pass, Del Rio and San Antonio before coming to Corsicana with the W. H. Young family, former residents of Corsicana.

She fell Friday and injured herself but death was said to have been caused by a heart attack. She has no relatives in America and it is not known whether any relatives in Germany survive.

During the last twenty years Miss Mirtsching has lived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Elliott.

Miss Mirtsching was of a sunny disposition, cheerful, loyal and a true, loveable character, her friends state, never complaining and enjoying life. “ A noble character,” was the way one of her acquaintances termed their regard for her Tuesday morning.

Mr. Elliott, in whose home she has lived for the past twenty years paid a high tribute to the life and character of Miss Mirtsching, saying that her ideals were of the highest and that she was always kind courteous and faithful to any trust bestowed upon her. During her last illness, everything possible was done for her and the best of attention given. The Elliott family as well as others with whom she has come in close contact during her sojourn in Corsicana, feel her death keenly and are loud in their praise of the character of the deceased woman.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR MISS MIRTSCHING

BURIAL IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY AFTER SERVICES AT HOME OF A. G. ELLIOTT

Funeral services for Miss Annie Mirtsching, aged 60 years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock with heart trouble, were held Wednesday morning from the home of A. G. Elliott at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Miss Mirtsching was born in Saxony, Germany but came to America when a young girl and resided in Aransas Pass, Del Rio and San Antonio before moving to Corsicana. She has no relatives living in America and it is not known whether any relatives survive in Germany.

Active pallbearers were Wade Smith, H. S. Ellis, H. Iversen, R. N. Elliott, A. J. Elliott, Arthur Lee Elliott and A. G. Elliott.

Honorary pallbearers included A. H. Moore, Aransas Pass; W. H. Young, Aransas Pass; Hugh Lamar Stone, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Lawrence Conrad, San Antonio; Frank Walters, San Antonio; J. C. Wells, Wills Point; Dr. T. B. Sadler, Corsicana; Dr. W. T. Shell, Corsicana; A. M. Milligan, Corsicana; W. A. Elliott, Corsicana, Douglas Jackson, Corsicana; Randolph Jackson, Corsicana.

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Edna Faye Adams
Mar 8, 1917 - Jun 29, 1927

Obituary.

The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Adams at 1641 West Second Avenue, Corsicana, on the afternoon of June 29, 1927, and took from them their little daughter, Edna Fay. She was a patient little sufferer for several days and all was done that the kind doctors and nurses and loved ones could do, but God saw fit in His unmistakable wisdom to call her from this world of sin and sorrow to be with Him, where there is all peace and happiness and where she will never know pain any more. She is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

Edna Fay was born at Emhouse, on March 8, 1917. She was a dear sweet little girl and was loved dearly by all who knew her; she was a very bright intelligent child and will be greatly missed in her school and Sunday school and among all her friends and chums, and most of all in her home and, in her dear Grandmother Howell’s home. She stayed with her Grandmother Howell a great deal and she loved her more like one of her own children than just a grandchild.

But dear loved ones, weep not as those who have no hope, your little Edna Fay is not dead, but only asleep in Jesus and safe in Heaven gone to rest to live now with God, and all the loved ones gone before. She now awaits with beckoning hands for papa, mamma and sister and all the host of loved ones left behind to meet her there, where there is rest and eternal happiness. You can go to her but she can not come back to you. She is forever safe from this world of sin and sorrow. What a sweet thought to know how much better off she is than we.

She leaves a heart broken father mother and one little sister, Louise, in her family to mourn her loss, but dear little family you who are left behind, why not stop in the midst of your tears and heart aches and thank God for her sweet life, for the many joys and pleasures she brought to you, though it is true it was only ten short years and a few weeks over that she was permitted to remain here in this world with you, but her life was here upon this earth for that length of time for some great purpose, we know not why, just for such a short while, it seem to us, and indeed it was, but maybe to lead some one’s life closer to Him, who is an all wise God, who makes no mistakes in permitting these things to be. He saw fit to take her out of her many hours of sufferings, and out of this world of trouble.

She has gained all while you still remain for a while longer in this wicked old world. She has missed life’s, many many pitfalls of sin that await our dear children, and the young people of this world. It is those who are left behind, still to remain in this world who are not safe, Little Edna Fay is safe. What a great comfort this is to her loved ones, it was hard indeed to give her up, but God’s will must be done. Our God makes no mistakes, but doeth all things for the best. And let us pray for God to help us to be resigned to His Holy will.

Jesus wept while here upon this earth with the troubled and heart broken ones, because He was a loving sympathetic Savior. He did this to show how much He loved us and how much He did care when times like this would come to us here in this world. And that is why He taught us to lean wholly upon His strong arm of faith. He is the one who can heal the broken heart. He is the life and resurrection. Jesus loved little children and He called them to Him many times and blessed them. And how your sweet child is with this Jesus, the same loving Savior that was here upon this earth and lived and suffered too. He understands it all. He is our refuge and strength at all times in trouble, and He alone can help us most. We look to Him for comfort that no one else can give at a time like this.

God alone can help us most in all our heart broken sorrows in this life. What a blessed thought to have a friend like Jesus to ever look to and depend upon. And oh, how much we do, appreciate the kind friends here, the earthly friends, we have. And this was also shown at the death of Little Edna Fay, there were many, many loving sympathetic friends present at the funeral. The beautiful flowers were many that were brought by friends and loved ones, the beautiful little white casket being covered with them.

The funeral services for little Edna Fay were held at the family home on Thursday afternoon June 20, 1927, in Corsicana. The services were held by Bro. C. R. Meadows, Bro Edgar Parker, Bro. W. Z. Corbin and Bro. J. Howard Williams. The many words of comfort that these dear preachers of God’s word brought to this little heartbroken family and the loved ones present ever be remembered and appreciated.

She leaves a poor old Grandfather Adams who lives in Pennsylvania and who was unable to be at the funeral on account of his ill health. And oh, how much our hearts go out in sympathy to this poor old brokenhearted grandfather, that God will comfort and help him bear his grief.

Her little body was laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery beside that of her grandfather, Bro. L. C. Howell, who was buried there, hardly two years ago. Now dear loved ones look beyond this vale of tears for Jesus will help you bear your sorrows. He has promised to put no more upon us than we are able to bear. Go to Jesus with it all. You can say---
“Our dear little loved one, she is gone.
Her little place is vacant in our home,
She is safe in heaven on Jesus’ breast,
Dear papa and mama and Louise, you too, are welcomed at the golden gate.
Where your little Edna Fay will watch and wait.”

Written by a loving friend,
MRS. EDNA L. KEY

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Ellon E. (Knight) Klenk
Aug. 1, 1854 - Nov. 7, 1927

MRS. W. C. KLENK DIED OLD FOLKS HOME MONDAY MORNING

Mrs. W. C. Klenk, aged 63 years, died at the I. O. O. F. Home Monday morning at 10 o’clock and the remains will be interred in the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband and one son, an inmate of the State Orphan’s Home. Her husband is an inmate of the I. O. O. F. Old Folks Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES AGED WOMAN HELD IN METHODIST CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. W. G. Klenk, aged 73 years, who died at the I. O. O. F. Old Folks’ Home here Monday morning at 10 o’clock following an illness of several months, were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Methodist church at 1:30 o’clock. Interment was made in the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Klenk was a native of Switzerland, but had resided in America for 54 years. She and her husband have been inmates of the Old Folks Home here for several years.

Members of the local I. O. O. F. Lodge were pallbearers.

Surviving are her husband and eight adopted children.

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Jeff Ferguson
Jan. 5, 1900 - May 13, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICE FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR DALLAS MAN

Funeral services for Jeff Ferguson, age 27 years, who died in a hospital at Dallas Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock with the service being conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Liddell, Baptist minister.

The body will arrive here on the 12:25 interurban Friday afternoon.

Mr. Ferguson’s death was the result of an automobile accident near White Rock Lake Sunday night, it is said.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. L. Ferguson; five sisters, Mrs. L. C. Korn, Mrs. L. R. Carroll, Mrs. W. R. Bryan and Misses Mary Louise and Callie Ferguson, all of Dallas; three brothers, Ralph Ferguson, Dallas; Edgar Ferguson, Corsicana, and Jim Ferguson, New York City.

Active pallbearers will be employees of Sanger Bros. store who worked in the same department in which Mr. Ferguson was employed.

All his friends will be honorary pallbearers.

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DALLAS MAN WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY FRIDAY

Funeral services for Jeff Ferguson, aged 27 years, who died in a hospital in Dallas Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and Rev. E. L. Liddell, Baptist minister.

Mr. Ferguson’s death was a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near White Rock lake near Dallas Sunday night.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. L. Ferguson; five sisters, Mrs. L. C. Korn, Mrs. L. R. Carroll, Mrs. W. R. Bryan and Misses Mary Louise and Callie Ferguson, all of Dallas; three brothers, Ralph Ferguson, Dallas; Edgar Ferguson, Corsicana, and Jim Ferguson, New York City.

Active pallbearers were employees of Sanger Bros.’ store.

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Callie D. (Ferguson) Wiegel
Mar 28, 1876 - May 1, 1972

Mrs. Wiegal

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. Callie D. Wiegal, 75, of Dallas, who died Monday in Dallas. Rev. Eugene E. Wood will officiate.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tommy Carroll of Kerens and Mrs. Mary Louise Ruge of Irving; and a brother, Ralph Ferguson of Farmington, New Mexico.

Griffin Funeral Home will be in charge of the services.

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Mrs. Wiegal

Graveside rites and burial for Mrs. Callie D. Wiegal, 75, Dallas, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Eugene Wood officiated. Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tommy Carroll of Kerens and Mrs. Mary Louise Ruge of Irving; and a brother, Ralph Ferguson of Farmington, N. M.

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Bessie (Ferguson) Korn
Jul 12, 1890 - Aug 11, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING FOR MRS. KORN

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Korn, 40, wife of L. C. Korn, who died at her home in Dallas Sunday afternoon at 6:50 o’clock, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived here Tuesday morning on the interurban and was taken to the cemetery where the services were conducted by Rev. C. E. McStravik, pastor of the United Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, mother, Mrs. M. L. Ferguson; three brothers, E. C. Ferguson, Corsicana; E. Y. Ferguson, Dallas; James D. Ferguson, with the U. S. Marines, Virgin Islands; four sisters, Mrs. L. R. Carroll, Mrs. W. R. Bryan and Misses Callie and Mary Louise Ferguson, all of Dallas.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the services.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, Allen Edens, Henry Walker, Pat Loggins, J. C. Lee and Emmett Hall.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING FOR DALLAS WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Korn, age 40, wife of L. C. Korn, who died at her home in Dallas at 6:50 o’clock Sunday afternoon, will be held here Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The body will arrive on the 10:30 interurban and will be taken to the cemetery where the services will be conducted by Rev. C. E. McStravick and Rev. E. L. Liddell.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, her mother, Mrs. M. L. Ferguson; three brothers, E. C. Ferguson, Corsicana; R. Y. Ferguson, Dallas; James D. Ferguson, who is with the U. S. Marines and stationed at St. Thomas Virgin Islands; four sisters, Mrs. L. R. Carroll, Mrs. W. R. Bryan, Misses Callie and Mary Louise Ferguson, all of Dallas.

Sutherland Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

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John Daniel “Jack” Ricker
Aug 15, 1855 - Feb 1, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. D. RICKER THURSDAY 3 P.M.

VETERAN POLICE OFFICER’S REMAINS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for J. D. (Jack) Ricker, aged 72 years, who died about midnight Tuesday night at his home, 620 South Sixteenth street, were held at the residence at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister.

“Uncle Jack” as he was familiarly called, had been a member of the Corsicana police department for almost 50 years. He was the dean of peace officers of Corsicana and Navarro county. He resigned from the force in 1905 and was out about one year, returning to the force in 1906, when Chief Will S. Knight came to the department. Several years ago, Chief Knight transferred him from part night work to day duty, and owing to his advancing years, faithful service and intermittent illness, he was assigned to the lighter duties of the force, such as looking after the police court and city jail. Some three years ago, he was retired to the inactive list and made a residence officer for his immediate neighborhood and granted a pension for his long and faithful work.

Surviving are his wife and one son, Johnny Ricker, superintendent of the Magnolia Petroleum Company refinery at Fort Worth, who was formerly connected with the refinery here before being transferred to Fort Worth.

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

Active pallbearers were Will S. Knight, Frank Long, Lynn Barnes, C. A. Patterson, W. D. Seaton, O. R. Nutt, Edd Sheets and Ruff Tickle.

Honorary pallbearers were the other members of the Corsicana police department, and friends.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 3, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Barnisa Mai (Benton) Ricker married Aug. 16, 1879; s/o John D. Ricker & Martha Matilda per death certificate

Edward W. “Ed” Chambliss
Oct 22, 1874 - Oct. 6, 1927

BODY MAN FOUND SLAIN SENT HERE FOR INTERMENT

ED W. CHAMBLISS FOUND DEAD THURSDAY NEAR EARLSBORO, OKLA.

The body of Ed. W. Chambliss, aged 52 years, who was found in a negro cemetery near Earlsboro, Oklahoma, Thursday, arrived on the 10:50 o’clock southbound H. & T. C. R. R. Co. passenger train Monday morning, accompanied by his nephew, J. L. Chambless, Vernon, Texas. The body was taken to the residence of J. M. Chambliss, 1427 West Park avenue, and the funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

J. H. Neal, Seminole county lease broker, is being held in the Seminole county jail with charges of first degree murder filed against him Saturday. It is thought that Chambliss was killed sometime Wednesday night and the body carried to the cemetery by the person or persons responsible for his death. The body was discovered Thursday morning about 8 o’clock. It has been learned that Neal has been identified as the person who threw the body from an automobile near the cemetery. Neal is reported in newspaper clippings from Oklahoma to have made a confession to officials in connection with the death of Chambliss. Neal is said to have claimed self-defense. He is quoted as admitting that he beat Chambliss up with a shotgun, breaking the stock in a quarrel and fight.

A preliminary hearing for Neal will be held Thursday. He is being held without bail.

Chambliss left Corsicana twenty-eight years ago.

Surviving are three brothers, Tom Chambliss, Navarro; Will Chambliss, Corsicana; J. N. Chambliss, J. N. Chambliss, Moran, Texas; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Redmon, Sweetwater.

Pallbearers will be N. C. Munns, W. N. Hamilton, J. E. Taylor, P. H. Holloway, A. S. Vandiver, J. Walter Little.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR ED CHAMBLISS

WAS KILLED LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT NEAR EARLSBORO, OKLAHOMA

Funeral services for Ed. W. Chambliss, aged 52 years, who was killed some time last Wednesday night and his body thrown out of an automobile near a negro cemetery near Earlsboro, Oklahoma, , were held at the residence of J. M. Chambliss, 1427 West Park Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body of Chambliss was found about 8 o’clock Thursday morning. The body arrived in Corsicana Monday morning at 10:50 on the southbound H. T. C. R. R. Co. passenger train accompanied by a nephew, J. L. Chambliss, Vernon, Texas.

J. H. Neal, lease broker of Seminole county is being held in jail in Oklahoma, charged with first degree murder in connection with the death of Chambliss. He is alleged to have made a confession of the deed, claiming self defense, and admitting that he beat Chambliss with a shotgun, breaking the gun stock.

A preliminary hearing for Neal will be held Thursday morning.

Chambliss left Corsicana twenty-eight years ago. He formerly owned a drug store in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Surviving are three brothers, Tom Chambliss, Navarro; Will Chambliss, Corsicana; J. N. Chambliss, Moran, Texas; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Redmon, Sweetwater, Texas, and a number of other relatives.

Pall bearers were N. C. Munns, W. N. Hamilton, J. E. Taylor, P. H. Holloway, A. S. Vandiver and J. Walter Little.

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Andrew Jefferson Gafford, Sr.
Feb 2, 1855 - Aug 2, 1927

A. J. GAFFORD DIES AT FAMILY HOME IN CORSICANA MONDAY

FUNERAL TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY WITH INTERMENT IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Andrew J. Gafford, aged 72 years, died at 1311 West Eleventh avenue Monday night at 11 o’clock following an illness of several months duration and the funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Gafford had resided in Corsicana more than thirty years and was well known here. He had been in ill health for about seven years. He was born in Arkansas.

Surviving are five children as follows: Miss Rebecca Gafford, Abilene; J. C. Gafford, Corsicana; A. J. Gafford, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Ray, Olden; Mrs. J. T. Burleson, Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Aug 2, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Laura M. (Irons) Gafford married Aug. 3, 1876 2nd wife Sarah Jane (Karney) Gafford married Apr. 8, 1885; s/o John Willis Gafford & Martha A. (Graham) Gafford

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. J. GAFFORD HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Andrew J. Gafford, aged 72 years, who died Monday night at 11 o’clock following an illness of several months duration, were held Wednesday morning from 1311 West Eleventh avenue with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Gafford had resided in Corsicana for more than thirty years and was in the transfer business. He was born in Arkansas.

The following children survive: Miss Rebecca Gafford, Abilene; J. C. Gafford, Corsicana; A. J. Gafford, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Ray, Olden; Mrs. J. T. Burleson, Dallas.

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Alvin Couter Mullins
Jul 30, 1888 (or 1893) - Jun 27, 1928

ALVIN MULLINS TO BE BURIED IN THIS CITY ON FRIDAY

The body of Alvin Mullins who died in El Paso presumably sometime Wednesday is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Friday morning at 10:50 o’clock, according to telegrams received here Thursday. No particulars of the death or funeral arrangements were included in the telegrams received here Thursday.

The deceased is a nephew of B. K. Duncan and a cousin of Mrs. E. O. Vaughn of Corsicana. He is also a cousin of Dr. E. Y. Mullins of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky.

Mr. Mullins’ mother, Mrs. Mary Mullins and sister, Mrs. Wolverton, both of Olney are scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Thursday night.

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ATTEND MULLINS FUNERAL.

Quite a number of out-of-town relatives and friends came in Thursday to attend the funeral services of A. C. Mullins of Olney, Texas. Those present were Mrs. Littlepage, Mrs., C. T. Wolverton and Miss Aetna Wolverton of Mart; J. H. Gillespie, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolverton; Mrs. M. D. Wolverton and Mrs. Mary Mullins of Olney; Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Lanham, Temple; Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Mullins, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mullins, Austin, and Mrs. W. H. Hord of Hubbard.

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ALVIN C. MULLINS BURIED IN OAKWOOD; DIED IN EL PASO

Alvin C. Mullins, aged 39 years, died in El Paso, Thursday morning at 5 o’clock, and the remains arrived in Corsicana Friday morning and were taken to the residence of H. R. McCandless, 1011 West Fourth avenue, where the funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Paul B. Harper of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Mullins, Olney, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Wolverton, Olney Texas, Mrs. E. F. Lanham, Temple; three brothers, M. F. Mullins, Waco; J. C. Mullins, Austin; R. D. Mullins, San Antonio; and other relatives. Mr. Mullins was a nephew of B. K. Duncan of Corsicana and a cousin of Mrs. E. O. Vaughn of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Wylie Burdine, H. R. McCandless, J. D. Carroll, H. R. Smalley, Allyn Gordon and Jake Vaughn.

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Lula Rebecca (Jones) Lee-Feagin
Oct 16, 1864 - Jan 18, 1936

MRS. LULA FEAGIN, LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF CORSICANA, DIES

Mrs. Lula R. Feagin, aged 73 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, wife of the late Robert L. Feagin, died Saturday night at 7 o’clock. The funeral was held from the family home, 1025 West Summitt avenue, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bunyan Brassell, Corsicana; a son, M. P. Lee, Mangum, Okla.; and two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Lee and Mrs. Fred Symmonds, both of Florida.

Pallbearers were Harry Mason, A. P. Young, Harry Pollock, John C. Hughes, Allen Edens, Joe Donnelly and Paul Bruce.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The funeral arrangements were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 20, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Samuel Lee 2nd husband Robert Isaac Feagin d/o O. M. Jones and Rebecca (Russell) Jones per death certificate (daughter is Amboline Robert (Feagin) Fulton-Brassell-Feagin) (son is Marcellus Parks Lee)

Marcellus Parks Lee, Major
Sep 19, 1881 - Apr 26, 1961

Friday Rites For Major Lee

Graveside services for Maj. M. P. Lee, 79, were to be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday at 4:15 p.m. with Rev. R. Herman Boyd of Waco officiating.

Earlier services were held from the Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Chapel in Waco Friday at 2 p.m.

A former resident of Corsicana, Maj. Lee died at his home in Waco Wednesday following an extended illness. He was a veteran of four wars, which included the Boer and Spanish-American Wars along with World War 1 and 11.

A member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge at New Braunfels, Maj. Lee had resided at Waco for only the past five months. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1945 at Winfield, Kan., and was a construction engineer for the federal government since that time.

Survivors other than his widow of Waco, are one daughter, Mrs. Wilford R. Woodward, and two grandchildren, Waco; one sister, Ambolene Feagan, Houston, and other relatives.

Corley handles local arrangements.

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Solon Gipson, Rev.
Jun 13, 1854 - Nov 28, 1927

RICE.
Special to the Sun.
Rice, Texas, Dec. 1.--Rev. Solon Gipson died suddenly Monday morning at the home of his son, Jim Gipson, three miles east of town. Rev. Gipson was a minister of the Primitive Baptist church for many years. He has made his home for the past two years with his children. Funeral services were held at the home of his son, Jim Gipson, and the remains were carried to Chatfield and placed beside his wife, who preceded him two years ago. He is survived by four boys and two girls, Jim and Leroy Gipson of Rice, two sons in West, Texas, Mrs. A. J. Merrell of Rice, Mrs. Graham Merrell of West, Texas and a number of grandchildren.

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Martha Jane (Shiflett) Gipson
Sep 9, 1880 - Apr 15, 1963

Mrs. Gipson Of Ennis Expires

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. J. L. Gipson, 82, who died Monday at her home in Ennis. The services were at the Bunch Funeral Chapel with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Gipson resided in Navarro county near Rice until 1940 when the family moved to Oak Grove community near Ennis. Four years ago she moved to Ennis.

Surviving are a son, Everett L. Gipson, Bay City; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Taylor, Austin, and Mrs. G. W. Pollan, Ferris and four grandchildren.

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Felix Grundy Hughston
Jun. 12, 1849 - Feb. 10, 1927

F. G. Houghston, who made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Harvey Emmert, of the Oak Grove community, died at an early hour Thursday morning with pneumonia. Mr. Houghston was 77 years of age, and is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. R. A. Edens, Mrs. Ira Cardwell of Rice, Mrs. Heigh Kirby of Chatfield, and Mrs. Harvey Emmert of Oak Grove. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

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Belle Donna (Elkins) Hughston
Sep 22, 1855 - Sep 25, 1929

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED CHATFIELD

RICE, Sept. 27.—Mrs. F. G. Hughston, 74, died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Emmert in the Oak Grove community, after an illness of nine months. The funeral services were held at Chatfield Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Hughston was a resident of the Rice community for the past 40 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R. A. Edens, Rice; Mrs. Harvey Emmert, Oak Grove; Mrs. Hugh Kirby, Chatfield, and Mrs. Ira Cardwell, Rice.

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Permelia (Fitzgerald) Shiflett
Oct 28, 1844 - Mar 8, 1926

Rice Local News.

Special to the Sun.
Rice, Texas, March 24.—The body of Mrs. Shiflett, mother of Ely Shiflett, was brought here last week from Colorado, and buried at Chatfield. Mrs. Shiflett formerly lived at Rice.

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Cornelius Walter Bates
Feb 2, 1885 - Aug 1, 1957

Former Chatfield Resident Expires

C. W. Bates, 73, former resident of Chatfield, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. A. Hill in Plainview Thursday.

Services will be held from the Corley Chapel, and burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery, but the date and hour await the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are four sons, C. M. Bates, U. S. Navy; J. W. Bates and T. L. Bates, both of North Hollywood, Calif.; and W. P. Bates, Norwalk, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. H. D. McCrory of Purdon and Mrs. C. A. Hill, Plainview, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 2, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mollie (Weaver) Bates; s/o William Marion Bates & Laura Ann (Worthington) Bates (Laura is buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery)

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Monday Services For C. W. Bates

Funeral services for C. W. Bates, 83, former resident of Chatfield, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. A. Hill, in Plainview, Thursday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ralph Reeser and Rev. Jack Goff, with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, C. M. Bates, U. S. Navy; J. W. Bates and T. L. Bates, both of North Hollywood, Calif.; and W. P. Bates, Norwalk, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. H. D. McCrory of Purdon and Mrs. C. A. Hill, Plainview, 15 grandchildren and other relatives.

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C. W. Bates Rites Held On Monday

Funeral services for C. W. Bates, 83, former Chatfield resident, who died in Plainview Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 10 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Ralph Reese with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, C. M. Bates, U. S. Navy; J. W. Bates and T. L. Bates, both of North Hollywood, Calif.; and W. P. Bates, Norwalk, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. H. D. McCrory of Purdon and Mrs. C. A. Hill, Plainview, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pat Foster, Euland Bates, Tommy Joe Estes, L. C. Parks, Oscar Travis and Ray Fowler.

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Eugene S. LeSueur
Jan 2, 1847 - Nov 18, 1927

AGED CORSICANAN DIED AUSTIN; BODY BURIED CHATFIELD

Eugene S. LeSeur, aged 80 years, 10 months and 16 days resident of Corsicana for a number of years died in Austin Friday afternoon at 12:55 o’clock and the remains arrived in Corsicana at an early hour
Saturday morning. The body was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hobart, who resides in North Corsicana. The funeral cortege left for Chatfield at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon where interment was made.

Several children survive.

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Carrie Jane (MCGaw/McGaugh) Stockard
Feb 24, 1863 - Jul 10, 1917

NEWS OVER THE COUNTY
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Items of Interest Culled From Columns of Exchanges.

The death angel has again visited our community, this time claiming the life of Mrs. S. P. Stockard of about two miles east of the city, who died Tuesday morning at 11:30 o’clock. Mrs. Stockard had suffered several months with cancer of the stomach, and her death was no surprise. At all times during her prolonged illness she bore the suffering patiently, never complaining. Medical skill and friends and relatives did all within their power to save her life, but several weeks ago it was known that the end must come soon.—Dawson Herald.

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Kitty Elizabeth (Lawrence) Stockard
Jan 7, 1901 - Jul 29, 1946

FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR MRS. STOCKARD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. S. Stockard, aged 45 years, of Fort Worth, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning, wre held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman.

Surviving are her husband, S. Stockard, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Aldon Nesmith, Dawson, and Mrs. Iran Peeples, Ennis; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lawrence, Dawson; four brothers, B. C. Lawrence, Lubbock; J. M. Lawrence, Baytown; Wendell Lawrence and J. B. Lawrence, Jr., both of Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. Wesley Hale, Mrs. Roy Nesmith and Mrs. Bennie McCulloch, all of Dawson, and Mrs. Garland Bruce, Houston and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 30, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Skillman “Skill” Stockard married Jan. 15, 1932; d/o Joseph Britton Lawrence, Sr. & Mary Alice (Davidson) Lawrence

Nancy Ann (Vinson) Moser
Aug 18, 1845 - Feb 13, 1927

COUNTY NEWS.

DAWSON
Special to the Sun.
Dawson, Texas, Feb. 17.—Grandma Moser, one of the oldest pioneer citizens of this county passed away Sunday. She was 82 years old. She is survived by a number of grand children and host of relatives who mourn her death.

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Victoria Langdon (Fisher) Culbreth
Jul 1, 1854 - Feb 13, 1927

COUNTY NEWS.

DAWSON
Special to the Sun.
Dawson, Texas, Feb. 17.—Another pioneer citizen, Mrs. W. H. Culbreth passed away Sunday night at 11:30 o’clock. She was 73 years old. Burial in Dawson Cemetery was held Monday afternoon. She is survived by two children, Miss Netty and son, Henderson Culbreth of this place.

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William Jackson Anderson
Nov 25, 1857 - Apr 27, 1927

Dawson Man Died Home There Sunday

Dawson, Texas, April 30.—W. J. Anderson, aged 69 years, died at his home three miles north of Dawson Sunday morning and the remains were interred in the Dawson cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allman.

He was born in Georgia.

Surviving are his wife, five children and one stepson, W. J., C. D. and Edward Anderson, J. L. Henry, Mrs. Martha Thompson and Miss Ruby Thompson. He is survived by 23 grandchildren and six great-grand children.

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Peggy June (Stephens) Sanner
Feb 8, 1954 - Feb 20, 2017

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Peggy June Sanner was born in Ennis, Texas to Willie and Sarah Stephens on February 08,1954. In 2005 she married the love of her life Anthony (Tony) Sanner. She loved to call him her Beebo and Beautiful Man, as lovingly as he called her his Shuggy because she was sweet as sugar. She enjoyed nature, observing the sun rise or sun set on the waters and watching Tony fish. From time to time, when opportunity permitted she was an avid gardener. She adored her pet dogs, Possum, Sally and Philo. Peggy loved serving the LORD. When she gave her life to CHRIST, she surrendered all to HIM, truly her blessed SAVIOR. She faithfully labored and passionately served at the Church of Champions in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Dr. Wendell E. Hutchins, II. She is a member of the Emmaus Community, Acts 29: Verse 22, and set at the table of “HE Who Makes The Clouds HIS Chariots”. Early in the morning on February 20, 2017, God dispatched HIS chariot-army to swing low from the clouds and take her to her eternal home on High. Peggy leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Tony; sons, Robert Norman Stephens and Gregory Scott Stephens of Dallas, Texas; stepson, Jordan Sanner and stepdaughter, Haley Sanner; her brothers, Calvin Earl Stephens, Willie Joe Stephens and Ricky Norman Stephens; two sisters, Norma Peace and Tina Benton. She also leaves to cherish her memory eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Peggy’s memory will forever be honored by her church family at the Church of Champions where she served in ministries ranging from the Nursery to Sunday School, from Soup Kitchens to the Emmaus kitchen. Wherever Peggy perceived a need, she enthusiastically served to meet it. She is known for belonging enthusiastically, serving selflessly, giving generously, and loving extravagantly

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Hiram Neely Stockard
Feb 23, 1882 - Oct 19, 1927

DAWSON MAN DIED AT HOME WEDNESDAY BURIAL THURSDAY

Dawson, Texas, Oct. 21.—Hiram Stockard, aged 45 years, died at his home here Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, after having suffered a second stroke of paralysis within a year. He was born in Tennessee but had resided in Texas for 25 years.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. T. G. Story.

Surviving are his wife, one son, an adopted daughter, and several brothers and sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, October 21, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ada Cross (Davis) Stockard-Gibson married Oct. 19, 1904 (Ada remarried Felix Bishop Gibson who was married to Ethel Stockard—Ada died 1959 and is assumed buried in Tennessee) s/o Silas Parish/Perry Stockard and Carrie Jane (McGaw/McGaugh) Stockard

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DAWSON.

Special to the Sun.
Dawson, Texas. Oct. 27.--Hiram Stockard died at his home in the north part of town Wednesday morning about nine o’clock, after having suffered a second stroke of paralysis about two hours earlier. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon after which interment took place in the Dawson cemetery.

Miss Bessie Stockard who is attending school at East Texas Teachers College, Commerce came in Wednesday on account of the death of her father.

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Jessie James “Jess” Widener
May 4, 1892 - Dec. 4, 1958

J. J. Widener Dies Thursday

Jess J. Widener, 66, farmer, died at his home, 621 West First avenue, Thursday night. A native of Hill county, he had resided in Navarro county most of his life.

Funeral services will be held from the Navarro Mills Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Larry Ramsour, pastor assisted by Rev. Jimmy Baggett, First Baptist church at Dawson.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kate Widener, Corsicana; a son, A. J. Widener, Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Vernell Shelton, Sunny Slope, Ariz.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ben and John Widener, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Crawford and Mrs. Willie Pharris, both of Corsicana; Mrs. A. T. Whitener, Bell Garden, Calif., and Mrs. Thelma Holloway, San Angelo; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Oden, Orlie Crecelius, Rex French, Elvin Slater, W. A. Hargis and W. J. Barnes.

Corley will direct.

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J. J. Widener Services Held

Funeral rites for Jesse J. Widener, 66, farmer, who died at his home, 621 West First Avenue Thursday night, were held from the Navarro Mills Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. Larry Ramsour, pastor, assisted by Rev. Jimmy Baggett, pastor of the First Baptist church, Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

A native of Hill county, Widener had resided in Navarro county since early childhood.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kate Widener, Corsicana; a son, A. J. Widener, Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Vernell Shelton, Sunny Slope, Ariz.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ben and John Widener, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Crawford and Mrs. Willie Pharris, both of Corsicana; Mrs. A. T. Whitener, Bell Garden, Calif., and Mrs. Thelma Holloway, San Angelo; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Oden, Orlie Crecelius, Rex French, Elvin Slater, W. A. Hargis and W. J. Barnes.

Corley directed.

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John Brown “Dan” Tucker
Mar 22, 1855 - May 22, 1959

John B. Tucker Rites Are Held

Funeral rites for John B. (Dan) Tucker, 74, retired state employe, who died Friday in Memorial hospital, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Dr. D. L. McCree, Corsicana district Methodist superintendent, and Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor of the First Methodist church in Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Tucker had resided in Navarro county most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Robason, Mansfield; and a number of nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sam Tucker of Corsicana.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 23. 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Frances L. “Fannie” (Robson) Tucker married Nov. 8, 1909; s/o John Fletcher Tucker & Sarah “Sally” (Hassler) Tucker buried in Campbell-Elrod cemetery

Levi Franklin “Frank” Gable
Jul 29, 1847 - Apr 3, 1927

PIONEER DAWSON CITIZEN DIED IN DALLAS SANITARIUM

WAS FATHER OF MESDAMES ROCHELLE AND M’KEOWN OF CORSICANA

Special to the Sun.
Dawson, Texas, April 4.—Funeral services for L. F. Gable, age about 81 years, who died in Dallas Sunday were held there Monday morning at 9:30 and burial was in the Dawson cemetery at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. Rev. T. G. Story, Methodist minister, had charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Gable is survived by his wife and several children, among them are: Mrs. W. J. Rochelle, Corsicana; Mrs. K. L. McKeown, Corsicana; Mrs. Lilly, Dallas; and four sons, Warren, H. E., Dr. J. J. and O. R. Gable.

The deceased was an old settler in this community and was a retired farmer.

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Dorris Marie (Brown) Murray
Jan 28, 1925 - Jan 28, 2017
 
Dorris Murray, long-time resident of Corsicana, died Saturday in Austin. Texas at St. David's South Medical Center, on her 92nd birthday. She had more recently moved to Austin to be near her children. She is survived by her daughters Viki Dowell of Austin, Texas, Deborah Murray of New Jersey and her son David Murray of Austin. She is also survived by her granddaughters Meggan Carcasi, Alyse Gostylo, Brenna Gostylo, Madison Papania, and Peyton Murray along with her grandsons Jake Murray, Cole Murray and Luke Murray. She has three great grandchildren. She will be buried in Blooming Grove in a private ceremony.

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Martha Ann (Dodd) Cottongame-Huddleston
Feb 22, 1907 - Mar 29, 1975

Mrs. Huddleston

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Martha Cottongame Huddleston, 68, resident of Fort Worth, who died Saturday night in Fort Worth.

Rev. Henry Grubbs and Elder James Henthorn officiated, and burial was at Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Manuel Horn of Hubbard, and Mrs. J. T. Horn of Moore, Okla.; five sons, Charlie Cottongame of Ferris, Sam Cottongame of Fort Worth, Clyde Cottongame of Fort Worth, Raymond Cottongame of Midlothian, and Franklin Cottongame of Fort Worth; a sister , Mrs. Mary Cottongame of Big Spring, three brothers, Rufus Dodd of Blooming Grove, Walter Dodd of Missouri, and Homer Dodd of Dallas; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 31, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Charlie Guy Cottongame, Sr. 2nd unknown Huddleston; d/o Mortica E. Dodd & Julia Ann (Estes) Dodd buried in Board Tree cemetery

John David Lawrence
Mar 06, 1852 - Aug 25, 1927

PIONEER OF DAWSON COMMUNITY IS FOUND DEAD IN BED AT HOME

Dawson, Texas, Aug. 26.—“Uncle Johnnie” Lawrence, aged 75 years, died at his home one mile east of Dawson Thursday morning and the remains were interred in the Dawson cemetery Friday afternoon. He was ill Wednesday afternoon, but was not thought to be in a serious condition. Members of the family found him dead Thursday morning when they awoke.

Mr. Lawrence had resided in this vicinity for the greater part of his life.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, two daughters and a number of relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 26, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Anna (Dawson) Lawrence; s/o Joseph Thomas Lawrence & Macca Orange (McCandless) Lawrence (8 children are Joseph Britton Lawrence, James D. Lawrence, Carrie A. (Lawrence) Baker, Susan Macca (Lawrence) Graves-Flint, William Victor Lawrence,  Roger Q. Lawrence, John Clinton Lawrence, George Lawrence)

Margaret Carolina (Lankford) Moore
Jun 18, 1847 - Oct 21, 1927

Aged Woman Buried At Dawson Sunday

Dawson, Texas, Oct. 20.—Mrs. W. T. Moore, aged 80 years, was buried here Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. She died in Port Arthur Friday of last week. Surviving are five daughters and two sons.

The family resided in Dawson until about 23 years ago when the family moved to Denton. She moved to Port Arthur several months ago.

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DAWSON.

Special to the Sun.
Dawson, Texas, Oct. 27.—Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Davis and family of Denton were in Dawson, Saturday and Sunday, to attend Mrs. Davis’ mother’s funeral, Mrs. Caroline Moore.

Thurman Elbert and Willie Davis of Port Arthur came in Saturday on account of the death of their grandmother.

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J. A. “Abb” Barr
Jul 1854 - Dec 12, 1927

Hubbard Resident Buried at Dawson

Dawson, Texas, Dec. 16.—Abb Barr, aged 63 years, who died in Hubbard, Monday, was buried in Dawson Tuesday afternoon. He had resided at Hubbard for a number of years.

One sister who resides in Louisiana survives.

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Albert H. Ellis
Oct 23, 1902 - Sep 18, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR DAWSON YOUNG MAN

Dawson, Texas, Sept. 23.—funeral services for Albert H. Ellis, aged 24 years, who died in El Paso Sunday, were held here at the First Baptist church, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Dawson cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. T. McKeown, Methodist minister.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Ellis, former residents of Dawson, and other relatives.

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William Richard Holloway, Jr.
Sep 11, 1901 - Aug 16, 1931

W. R. HOLLOWAY, JR. DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL MONDAY

W. R. Holloway, Jr., aged 29 years, died Sunday night about 10 o’clock and the funeral was held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Dock J. Martin, 318 South Fifteenth street, Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Luper, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Margaret, Jack, Richard, Gloria Mae, Paul and Mary Holloway; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Holloway, Sr.; one sister, Mrs. Martin, and two brothers, Rod and Paul Holloway, all of Corsicana.

The office of Dock J. Martin, Navarro county tax assessor, at the courthouse, was closed all day Monday.

Pallbearers were Eugene Caskey, Truett House, M. E. Cornwell, Roy Martin, Kelton Holloway and Fred Nutt.

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

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IN MEMORY.

Wm. Richard Holloway, Jr., was born in Corsicana, Sept. 11, 1901, and departed this life August 16, 1931. He lived in this city all of his life and was married to Miss Mittie Petty Dec. 16, 1918. To this union were born six children: three boys and three girls all of whom survive him. He is also survived by his wife, Mrs. W. R. Holloway, Jr., his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Holloway; two brothers, Rob and Claude, and one sister Mrs. D. J. Martin, all of Corsicana.

Converted about two months prior to his death he died in a living faith in Christ as his Savior. Though denied baptism on account of waning health, he evidenced deep piety and abounding faith.

His was a firm and radiant faith, based not on outward circumstances, but on inward conviction. He regretted to have to leave his family and friends, but was entirely submissive and full ready when the time came. To his memory these words are lovingly dedicated.

ALBERT W. LUPER,
Pastor Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.

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Mittie Marthalane (Petty) Holloway
Aug 28, 1902 - Dec 31, 1972

Mrs. Holloway

Funeral services have been set for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mittie Holloway, 71, who died in Memorial Hospital at 8:25 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Pringle and Rev. David Hale will officiate.

She was born at Petty’s Chapel and was a lifetime resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Kelton Holloway of Corsicana; three sons, Jack Holloway of Dallas, and Paul Wesley Holloway and Richard Talmadge Holloway, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Reeves and Mrs. Gloria Jones of Tyler; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Bill Petty and Vernon Petty of Dallas, and Lewis Petty of Frankston; and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Meadows of Ennis and Mrs. Gertrude Miller of Alto.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 1, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Richard Holloway, Jr. 2nd husband assumed Kelton Evans Holloway ? buried in Oakwood cemetery; d/o Joseph Wiley “Joe” Petty & Nancy (Carr) Petty

Emma (Phillips) Holloway
Mar 10, 1872 - Feb 28, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. EMMA HOLLOWAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Holloway, who died at her home here Monday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and interment was made in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, C. E. and R. L. Holloway, Corsicana; a daughter Mrs. D. J. Martin, Corsicana; a brother, Zack Phillips, Easterling; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Hand, Cleburne, 13 grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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B. M. “Maxey” Lowe
Mar 4, 1871 - Jun 8, 1927

Greenville Man Buried Here Today

The remains of B. M. Lowe, aged 53 years, who died in Greenville at an early hour Saturday morning, were brought to Corsicana and taken to the residence of J. B. Flovin on North Beaton street. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

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Rosella Rogers
Sep 25, 1926 - Jan 3, 1927

Little Child Died Monday Buried Today.

The three-month’s old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Rogers died Monday and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.

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Albert Clinton “Clint” Harrison
Aug 21, 1875 - Mar 29, 1927

A. C. Harrison Died Tuesday Afternoon

A. C. Harrison, aged 51 years, resident of Corsicana for eighteen years, died at 12:50 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at his residence, 1401 West Twelfth and One-half street, and the remains will be interred in the Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The funeral services will be held at the residence of his sister, Mrs. E. N. Rawson, 725 West Ninth avenue.

He is survived by his wife, one brother, M. T. Harrison, Navarro; two sisters, Mrs. E. N. Rawson, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. H. Mills, Roscoe.

The deceased was well known here and operated a transfer here for years.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 29, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Katie (Becktold) Fields-Harrison; s/o Theodorus “T” Harrison & Druzilla Adaline “Ada” (Young) Harrison
  • Death Cert incorrectly lists DOB as 1878
     

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR A. CLINT HARRISON

Funeral services for A. Clint Harrison, aged 51 years, who died suddenly at his residence, 1401 West Twelve and One-Half street Tuesday afternoon at 12:50 o’clock were held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. E. N. Rawson, 625 West Ninth Avenue. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. A. Turner, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

He is survived by his wife, one brother, M. T. Harrison, Navarro; two sisters, Mrs. E. N. Rawson, Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Mills, Roscoe, Texas.

Mr. Harrison was engaged in the transfer business for a number of years. He had resided In Corsicana for 18 years.

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Nannie Duncan
Sep 4, 1864 - Feb 23, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WOMAN HELD AT HOME NORTH OF CITY

Funeral services for Miss Nannie Duncan, aged 57 years, who died at the family home six miles north of Corsicana on the Emhouse road, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence. The services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church of Corsicana, interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her mother, several brothers and sisters.

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Frances Viola “Fannie” (Griffin) Thomas
Mar 29, 1847 - Oct 17, 1927

AGED WOMAN DIED HERE TUESDAY; BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Frances Thomas, aged 80 years, widow, died at the home of her son-in-law, D. M. Fouty, 1246 North Beaton street, Tuesday morning at 11:15 o’clock and the remains will be interred in the Hopewell cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The services will be held at the Hopewell church at Navarro Wednesday at 2 o’clock.

She was born in Alabama.

Several children and other relatives survive.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 18, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Pleasant Calhoun “Pleas” Thomas married Sep. 5, 1867; d/o Hardy G. Griffin & Elizabeth Blackburn (Boyles) Griffin

Golda Gertrude (Thomas) Fouty
Mar 20, 1884 - Apr 28, 1962

Mrs. D. M. Fouty Rites Sunday

Mrs. D. M. Fouty, 78, life-long resident of Navarro county, 2524 North Beaton street, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, and Rev. K. M. Hearn, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Allen Thomas Fouty, Gladewater; a daughter, Mrs. Lucian Stanley, Corsicana, and a grandson, Allen Thomas Fouty, Jr., Gladewater.

Pallbearers were Zack Barton, Leo G. Palmer, Owen Beeman, Robert McCormick, Clint Fouty, H. B. Fouty, Hugh Blair Fouty, and C. L. Collier.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 30, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David McMurray “Mack” Fouty; d/o Pleasant Calhoun “Pleas” Thomas & Frances Viola “Fannie” (Griffin) Thomas

George David Kirkham
Jul 26, 1869 - Oct 3, 1945

GEORGE D. KIRKHAM DIED ON WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

George David Kirkham, aged 76 years, of Powell, native Texan, died at the Navarro Clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Hopewell cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister, of Corsicana and Rev. W. L. Murdaugh, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church here.

A native of Lufkin, Kirkham had resided at Powell a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Powell; two daughters, Mrs. Ezra White, Powell, and Mrs. Lois Eastman, Laird Hill; a son, T. B. Kirkham, Corsicana; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Carter, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Dora Yates, Konowa, Okla., and other relatives.

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Minnie Helen (Bray) Kirkham
Mar 12, 1873 - Jul 15, 1952

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Kirkham

Funeral services for Mrs. G. D. Kirkham, 79, Powell, who died at Jacksonville Tuesday, will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ezra White, Powell, and Mrs. Louis E. Eastman, Kilgore; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, R. F. Bray, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. D. Ainsworth, Wayne Haynie, Morgan Lowe, Oscar Bancroft, R. E. Bush and O. B. Godley,

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Daryl Edwin Sanders
Feb 26, 1922 - May 8, 2017
 
Daryl Sanders, 95, of Hillsboro passed away Monday night, May 8, 2017, at Providence Hospice Place in Waco. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Danny Gilliam and Rev. Ken James officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the funeral home.

Daryl was born February 26, 1922 in Frost to John and Nettie “Lena” (Moore) Sanders. On November 5, 1945, he was united in marriage to Bernice Melton in Mertens. She preceded him in death on December 9, 2004. During War World II, Daryl served his country with the United States Army.

For many years, Daryl farmed in the Malone, Bynum, and Ryenzie areas in Hill County. After moving to Hillsboro in 1978, he went to work for the Texas Department of Transportation, retiring in 1988 as a construction inspector.

An active member of First Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Daryl served as a Deacon and Men’s Sunday School Teacher for many years. He later attended the Downtown Men’s Bible Class.

In his younger days, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. A very devoted grandfather, Daryl loved to play 42 and listen to the classic country music at Woodbury in his spare time.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; grandson, Jonathan Sanders; two sisters, Clemmie Jean Strickland and Blonnie Merle Turner; and a brother, Pete Sanders.

Survivors include his children, Michael D. Sanders and wife, Becky, and Brenda J. Pederson and husband, David, all of Hillsboro; two grandsons, Brian Pederson and wife, Lacy, of Spring and Mark Pederson and wife, Lyndsey, of Bynum; four great-grandchildren, Kate and Hagen Pederson of Bynum and Coy and Cara Pederson of Spring; several nieces and nephews; and other extended family.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 271, Hillsboro, TX 76645 or Hillsboro City Library, 118 South Waco, Hillsboro, TX 76645.


Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • h/o Bernice (Melton) Sanders; s/o John Robert "Sweet" Sanders & Nettie Elena "Lena"(Moore) Sanders [both buried at Frost Cemetery]

Sally Elizabeth (Dixon) Stoner
Jul 28, 1916 - Aug 11, 2011

Sally Elizabeth Dixon Stoner, 95, of Wichita Falls, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Palo Alto, California. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Sally was born on July 28, 1916 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Samuel Lee and Myrtle (Melton) Dixon. She grew up in Blooming Grove, Texas, and was Valedictorian of her High School graduating class. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton, Texas, and later graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from North Texas State Teachers' College in Denton, Texas. She also received her Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University and was an Educator at Palo Alto, California Unified School District for many years.
On March 6, 1942, she married John Stoner, Jr. in Port Arthur, Texas. He preceded her in death in 2008. Sally and John were active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, California and after retirement enjoyed golfing and traveling all around the world. Sally was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Samuel Lee Dixon of Calexico, California and Elliott Barnes Dixon of Colorado City, Texas.

She is survived by her two children, Melinda Stevens of Wichita Falls and Dr. John Stoner, III and wife Marianne of Menlo Park, California; four grandchildren, Meg Bjordammen and husband Stephen of Wichita Falls, Francie Johnsen and husband Lance of Dallas, Kim Voldseth and husband Vance of Martinsdale, Montana, Chris Stoner and wife Julie of Falls Church, Virginia; and six great-grandsons, Peter, Eric, Will, Gavin, Tristan, and Brooks.

The family would like to thank the staff of House of Hope for all the love and care given to Sally during the past three years.

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Linda Ledelle (Matthews) Cottar
August 20, 1945 - May 10, 2017

Linda Cottar, 71, of Baytown was born August 20, 1945, In Corsicana, TX and passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at home. She received her associate degree from Lee College. She was a realtor and broker in the Baytown area for over 40 years and was an executive officer with HAR. Linda taught Sunday school for more than 25 years at Cedar Bayou Baptist Church and was a member of First Baptist Church Pasadena and the Baytown Pilot Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvine and Anita Matthews. She is survived by her husband of over 51 years, Tom Cottar of Baytown; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom IV and Heather Cottar of Pflugerville and Shae and Jess Cottar of Baytown; grandchildren, Aidan, Darien, Olivia, Dylan, Evan, and Makayla; and numerous friends.

Her family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday, May 12, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. E. Richard Steel officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Pursley Cemetery in Purdon, TX in Navarro County.

In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, www.cancer.org

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.

Notes:

  • w/o Thomas Franklin “Tom” Cottar 111 d/o Richard Arvine Matthews & Mary Anita (Freeze) Matthews-Jeffrey
  • Submitted by Jim Page & Diane Richards

J T Fulton
Sept 3, 1931 - Jan 10, 2017

J T Fulton, 85, of Blooming Grove passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Kindred Hospital of Tomball.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harry Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Mr. J T Fulton, 85, of Blooming Grove passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Kindred Hospital of Tomball. He was born on September 3, 1931 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Jim Tom and Bessie Viola Green Fulton.
He was a loving husband, father, grand pa, and great grand pa. He was a positive role model for his children; strong work ethic, supportive, always there, organized, did not abuse substances or his family. He was a great family man, and was also a positive role model for many young men through coaching youth baseball. He gave back to the community, and was a valued friend to many including his neighbors, golf friends, and family members. He cared about people in many ways. He was a veteran having served his country in the United States Air Force, and later was a dedicated employee of the defense department with honors of getting an award for hours worked without missing a day. He was someone you could count on.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim Tom Fulton and Bessie Viola Green Fulton.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty J. Fulton of Blooming Grove; sons, Dennis Fulton and wife Janet of Atlanta, GA, David Fulton and wife Debbie of Spring and Darrell Fulton and fiancé Katina Gulota of Galveston; grandsons, Derek Fulton and wife Alex of Spring and Drake Fulton of Spring; great granddaughter, Emerson Leigh Fulton of Spring; and a half-brother, Daniel Kelly of California.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Harry Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his Son's and Grandson's. Honorary pallbearer will be Don Richards.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rose Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 413, Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.

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Janis Marie (Adams) Dowdle-McCaleb
Aug 20, 1941 - Apr 12, 2017

Janis McCaleb, age 75, of Frost, Texas, peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born August 20, 1941 in Dallas, Texas to Benedict Adams and Bessie Leon King. Janis will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memories are her children: Bryan Dowdle and wife Allie of Frost; Scott Dowdle and partner Rudy Salinas of Frost; Debra Carpenter and husband Lee of Mildred.; grandchildren, Eric Dowdle and wife Melanie, Jeremy Dowdle, Adam Dowdle, Kaylee Salinas, Ben Thornton, Marla Winters, Keith Dowdle and wife Erika, Kristie Dowdle, Breanna Carpenter, Taylor Carpenter, Hunter Carpenter, and Makayla Carpenter; twelve great-grandchildren (with one on the way); niece Cindy Cannon and close friend Betty Kilgo. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Frost Cemetery.

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Levi S. Jones
Apr 7, 1848 - Jun 11, 1927

AGED RESIDENT OF ANGUS COMMUNITY IS BURIED SUNDAY

S. L. Jones, aged 79 years, died in the Angus community Saturday morning at 10:20 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

The following children survive; Mrs. L. B. Wiggley, Oklahoma; Mrs. W. A. Parr, Oklahoma City; Mrs. J. E. Wetzell, Waco; L. E. Jones, San Angelo; Bert Jones, Angus; Mrs. Lilac Ragan, Missouri.

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Azariah Fred Jones
Nov 8, 1890 - Jun 21, 1931

FORMER SERVICE MAN DIED MONDAY AT MILDRED HOME

Azariah F. Jones, aged 40, died at his home at Mildred Sunday morning after a long illness, and funeral services will be held at Hamilton cemetery at 5 o’clock Monday afternoon, with Rev. Burns conducting the rites.

The deceased was an ex-serviceman and members of the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22 American Legion will assist in the funeral.

He is survived by his wife, four children: Otis Gene, Lerline, L. D. and Freddy Allen Jones; three brothers, Burt and T. Jones of Angus, and L. E. Jones of San Angelo; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Parr of Comalty, Okla., Mrs. Lizzie Wetzel of Waco, Mrs. Emma Wigley of Faurika, Okla., and Mrs. Lila Ragin of El Dorado Springs, Mo.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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MILDRED

MILDRED, June 25.—(Spl.)—We are sorry to report the death of Mr. A. F. Jones who died at his home here Sunday morning and was buried in the
Hamilton cemetery Monday at five p.m. the services were conducted by Rev. George D. Burns, pastor of the Baptist church here.

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Evelyn (Bonner) Jones
Sep 8, 1898 - Jul 21, 1975

Mrs. Jones

Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Burt Jones, 76, of Angus, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. The Revs. Danny Biddy and Leroy Reaves will officiate with burial at the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

An Angus native, Mrs. Jones was a charter member of the Angus Baptist Church and had held several offices in that church.

Survivors include her husband, Burt Jones of Angus; four daughters, Mrs. Billy Joe Allen of Mildred, Mrs. Jerry D. Schroeder of Taft, Calif., Mrs. W. H. Miller of Corsicana and Mrs. George L. Lucas Jr. of Irving; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother Greenie Bonner of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Cumi Cox of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lowell Bonner, Clarence Bonner, George Ragan, Dean Jones, W. E. McBride, John Craig, Roy Reed and Bill Gallagher.

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David Michael Jones
Oct 15, 1950 - Oct 16, 1950

Infant Services Held on Tuesday

Funeral services for David Michael Jones, one-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jones of Corsicana, who died Monday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery
Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Nellie Lacey, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Leola Jones, Mildred.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Carroll Dean Jones
Jul 7, 1952 - Sep 18, 1954

Young Child’s Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Carroll Dean Jones, aged two years, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis D. Jones; a brother Richard A. Jones, all of Corsicana, Mildred and Mrs. Mittie Holloway, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Fieldon Smith Starks
Jan 9, 1860 - Feb 2, 1927

ANGUS RESIDENT BURIED THURSDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Feldon S. Starks, aged 66 years, who died at his home one mile north of Angus Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock were held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. O. Williams of Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, six sons, S. M. Starks, Corsicana; J. F. Starks, Laredo; C. T. Starks, Waco; F. J. Starks, Dallas; Elmer Starks, Angus; four daughters, Mrs. A. A. Ware, Angus; Mrs. Clinton Parks, Fort Worth; Mrs. Finnie Brewer, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. King, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 3, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sarah Tennessee “Tennie” (McNeil) Starks 2nd wife Nancy Jane “Janie” (Mathis) Starks married Sep. 5, 1893

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PASSING OF ANGUS CITIZEN CAUSE OF SORROW TO MANY

Funeral services for F. S. Starks who died at his home near Angus Wednesday morning at 9:00, were held at the family home Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock by Rev. E. O. Williams of Corsicana, an old friend of the deceased.

A long cortege of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the remains to the Hamilton cemetery where burial took place at 2:00 o’clock.

The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, a law abiding citizen, a staunch friend and a loving and devoted husband and father and leaves to mourn his passing a wife and 10 children, six sons and four daughters and a vast number of friends throughout the county and elsewhere. He had been a resident of Navarro county for some 35 years or more, having lived in the Angus community for 18 years of this period, where he was a highly respected and dutiful citizen.

Mr. Starks was born and reared in Tennessee, where three brothers and a host of other relatives reside, coming to Texas in early manhood, where he has since resided. The great loss that the sorrowing family has suffered will be felt throughout, not only his home community but Navarro county and elsewhere as well. A good citizen, an unfailing friend, a devoted father has gone from the walks of life to a greater life beyond.

Contributed.

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A TRIBUTE TO MY DECEASED FATHER

By Julious Starks

Though my father to me now is but a memory—a vivid, lasting memory—my love for him as a devoted son lives on undying, and shall always be to me something to cherish, even until I, too, come to the end of life’s pathway. No one, not even he, knew how great was my love for him, and loving him as I did imagination cannot conceive just how I miss him from day to day.

Only yesterday it seems, he closed his eyes and slipped away from all temporal bonds, leaving us to mourn his going. Passed he from the walks of mortal man so peacefully and seemingly so willing out into that great Afterwhile, whence no soul returns. And beside the death-bed I, who loved him so, stood and watched the flickering, fluttering candle-beam of life growing dim and wondered what it means to die.

How I miss him! Each day I think of him of yesterday and in the stillness of the mystic night he comes to me in dreams. And cruel it seems to awake and find it only a dream! How I love at even-tide to stray once again down Memory’s Lane to Yesterday and live again in golden recollection in the Days that Used to Be! I love to recall with much pleasure all the things said and done by him, to him and for him, for he did so love life in all its grandeur and beauty inexpressible. How real he seems to me in memory! Each setting of the sun at the close of day; each whisper of the winds of night-time and each soothing moonbeam over the quieted hills and valleys about me bring me visions of him and yesterday!

Each time I return to the old home I love so well I miss him more than ever there and I find myself watching for his familiar face; his cheerful greeting and each and everything about the old home so familiar speak mutely of him. And then when night has dropped its ebon robes over all the countryside and the world is hushed and still I miss his pleasant face and voice and from the family circle and I wait in vain—listening—and how it stabs to realize that he is gone—gone beyond recall.

Yet he was not afraid to die. He was ready to meet God his creator, face to face in that great Judgement Hall. His only regret in passing from this life was leaving a loving and attentive wife and devoted children all of whom had grown more dearer to him each day. Ah, the great love he bore for his wife. Always his thoughts were of her and his children and theirs of him. Loyal and true he was a father and husband and a friend to all who gave to him their friendship. Truly, he shall be missed as a devoted husband, a loving father and a friendly neighbor.

Alone and unafraid he embarked upon the last journey whence no traveler returns and the evening star beams in the west and guards his sleep. The cool night winds sigh as they pass by and I wonder where, beyond that gleaming beacon in the star-studded heavens, is he who walked by my side and talked with me yesterday.

Though he is gone, his memory is cherished fondly.

“To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die.”—Thos. Campbell.

(Written in memory of my father, F. S. Starks, who passed from this life Feb. 2, 1927.)

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Nancy Jane "Janie" (Mathis) Starks
Jun 9, 1870 - Sep 13, 1956

Mrs. F. S. Starks Dies Thursday

Mrs. F. S. Starks, 86, died Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clint Parks, 2902 North Twenty-seventh street, Fort Worth, where she had resided since leaving the Angus community in 1946. She was the widow of the late Fieldon S. Starks who died in 1927.

Surviving are five sons, S. M. Starks, Corsicana; C. T. Starks, New Orleans; F. J. Starks, Dallas; L. J. Starks, Fort Worth; and E. H. Starks, Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Wm. Greer, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. A. Forbes, Houston; two sisters, Leila West, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Maggie Campbell, Trenton, Tenn.; a brother, Major Gardner, Bagota Texas; 29 grandchildren, 31, great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Northside Baptist Church, Saturday at 11 a. m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be her four sons and grandsons—C. M. Starks, Corsicana, and Fieldon Starks, Dallas.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sep 14, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Diane Richards
  • (sons Elmer Hardie Starks and Leslie Jester Starks birth records says her name was Nancy Jane Mathis) (in obit brother’s name is Gardner) (death certificate does not list parents)
  • w/o Fieldon Smith Starks married Sep 5, 1893

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Mrs. F. S. Starks Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. F. S. Starks, 86, who died in Ft. Worth Thursday, were held at 11 a.m. from the North Side Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Born, June 9, 1870, in Tennessee, Mrs. Starks came to Texas in 1893, and resided in the Angus community for many years before moving to Fort Worth in 1946. She was the widow of the late Fieldon S. Starks who died in 1927.

Surviving are five sons, S. M. Starks, Corsicana; C. T. Starks, New Orleans; L. J. Starks, Fort Worth; F. J. Starks, Dallas, and E. H. Starks, Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. Clint Parks and Mrs. William Greer, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. A. Forbes, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Leila West, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Margie Campbell, Trenton, Tenn.; a brother, Major Gardner, Bagata; 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were four of her sons, S. M., C. T., F. J. and E. H. Starks and two grandsons, C. M. Starks, Corsicana, and Fieldon Starks, Dallas.

Corley directed.

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Dorthia Mae (English) Starks
Feb 20, 1908 - Jul 12, 1974

Mrs. Starks

Mrs. Dorthia Mae Starks, 66, Arlington, a native of Navarro County, died Friday in a Grand Prairie hospital.

Double funeral services are scheduled in Arlington and Corsicana. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Arlington at the Williamsburg Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. M. P. Bishop officiating.

A second service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with a minister yet to be named. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, E. H. Starks of Arlington; two daughters, Mrs. Doris McCullum and Mrs. Deloris Anders, both of Arlington; four grandchildren and one brother, John R. English of Dallas.

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John Francis Starks
Nov 7, 1888 - Jan 20, 1944

JOHN F. STARKS DIED IN HOUSTON; BURIAL BE HERE

John F. Starks, age 53, died at his residence in Houston Friday and the body is being returned here for burial. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday morning at 10 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff. Interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Starks was a former resident of Corsicana and was well known here.

Surviving are his wife Houston; three sons, Homer, Stanley and Ernest Starks, Houston; two daughters, Gladys and Florence Starks, Houston; his step-mother, Mrs. F. Starks, Corsicana; four brothers, S. M. Starks, Corsicana; F. J. Starks, Dallas; Leslie J. Starks, Fort Worth; E. H. Starks, Grand Prairie, four sisters, Mrs. Flossie Matthews, Corsicana; Mrs. Lillie Parks, Fort Worth; Mrs. Tennie Greer, Fort Worth; Mrs. Artella Forbes, Dallas and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jan 22, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Capitola (Millican) Starks married Jul. 26, 1908 (she died in Shreveport, La. 1967) s/o Fieldon Smith Starks & Sarah Tennessee “Tennie” (McNeil) Starks

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Rites Here Monday For J. F. Starks

Funeral services for John F. Starks, age 53 years, who died at his home in Houston Friday, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, his step-mother, three brothers, four sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. A. Forbes, L. A. Richardson, Eugene King, Gilbert Stubbs, C. M. Starks and A. K. Starks.

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Samuel Edward “Ted” Starks
Jan 28, 1911 - Jan 13, 1949

TED STARK DIES THURSDAY NIGHT; RITES SATURDAY

Ted Starks, 37, life-long Corsicana resident, died in Baylor Hospital in Dallas early Thursday night following a several weeks illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Born in Corsicana, Jan. 28, 1911, Starks was employed at the Bethlehem Supply Company for years before entering business here. He was proprietor of Jimmie’s Café, 119 South Beaton street, at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Phyllis and Sharon Starks; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Starks, all of Corsicana; three brothers, C. M. Starks, Corsicana; T. S. and A. K. Starks, both of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. C. T. Reed, McKinney; Mrs. Gilbert Stubbs and Mrs. Clayton Chase, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ed Aston, W. B. Mayo, B. L. Cook, W. H. Tipton, Harmon Pope and Aubrey Franklin.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 14, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Marselle (Mitchell) Starks married Jun. 22, 1933; s/o Samuel Mervin Starks & Letha Leora (Melton) Starks

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TED STARKS RITES HELD ON SATURDAY AT FIRST BAPTIST

Funeral services for Ted Starks, 37, were held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

Starks, life-long resident of Corsicana, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Thursday night, following a several weeks’ illness.

A former employe of the Bethlehem Supply Company, Starks was the proprietor of Jimmie’s Café on South Beaton street at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Phyllis and Sharon Starks; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Starks, all of Corsicana; three brothers, C. M. Starks, Corsicana; T. S. and A. K. Starks, both of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. C. T. Reed, McKinney; Mrs. Gilbert Stubbs and Mrs. Clayton Chase, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Aston, W. B. Mayo, B. L. Cook, W. H. Tipton, Harmon Pope and Aubrey Franklin.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Sherry Dale Starks
Mar 5, 1936 - Mar 6, 1936

SHERRY DALE STARKS BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY FRIDAY

Sherry Dale Starks, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Starks, 1401 West Tenth avenue, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday night. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Hamilton Cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Starks, and Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hale, all of Corsicana, and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hadley of Dresden.

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

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INFANT SON Garcia
Jul 18, 1926 - May 17, 1927

Baby Died Early Hour Wednesday

The 10 month-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Garcia of the Pickett community, died at an early hour Wednesday morning. The remains were interred in the Hamilton Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

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Louis J. Garcia. Sr.
Mar 25, 1893 - May 16, 1956

Louis Garcia Dies Wednesday

Louis Garcia, 63, Route 3, Corsicana, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Funeral services are planned Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, Baptist minister. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Louis Garcia, Jr., and Jim Garcia, two daughters, Mrs. Velma McDonald and Mrs. Viva Roberts, all of Corsicana; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Heil and Mrs. Emma Jones, both of Tyler, and other relatives.

Garcia was a World War I veteran.

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Friday Services For Louis Garcia

Funeral services for Louis Garcia, 63, Route 3, World War I veteran, who died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Louis, Jr. and Jim Garcia, and two daughters, Mrs. Velma McDonald and Mrs. Viva Roberts, all of Corsicana; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Heil and Mrs. Emma Jones, both of Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hershel Henson, Earl Hellner, Louis Stallings, Oscar Stallings, Billy J. Mathis and Hubert French.

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Louis J. Garcia, Jr.
Sep 26, 1921 - Feb 4, 1971

Garcia Rites Set Sunday

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Chapel for Louis Garcia, Jr., age 49, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate and interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana, he was a mechanic and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louis Garcia, Jr. of Corsicana; two sons, Louis Arnold Garcia and Lonnie Earl Garcia of Corsicana; one daughter, Vickie Lynn Garcia of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Callie Garcia of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Viva Simpson of Corsicana and Mrs. Velma Beamon of Galveston.

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Garcia Rites

Funeral services for Louis Garcia, Jr., 49, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, will be today at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

A mechanic and veteran of World War II, he is survived by his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Louis Arnold and Lonnie Earl of Corsicana; a daughter, Vickie Lynn; his mother, Mrs. Callie Garcia of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Viva Simpson of Corsicana and Mrs. Velma Beamon of Galveston.

Pallbearers include George Voss, J. W. French, Hubert French, Earl Hellner, B. B. Rash and Junior McManus.

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Callie Emeline (Henson) Garcia
Oct 21, 1894 - Mar 2, 1975

Mrs. Garcia

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Callie Garcia, 80, longtime Corsicana resident who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Jerry Neal will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Surviving are two daughters, 13, grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother, one sister and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 4, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Louis Garcia, Sr. married Jul. 17, 1920; d/o James W. “Jim” Henson & Nancy Luvena (Dover) Henson (Nancy is buried at Zion’s Rest Cemetery)

Sam Stewart Tucker
May 10, 1887 - Feb 20, 1959

Sam Tucker Of Corbet Expires

Sam Tucker, 71, Corbet farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Friday afternoon.

Tucker was a life-long resident of the Corbet community.

Surviving are his wife of Corbet; a daughter, Mrs. Newton Roman, Corbet; four grandchildren; a brother, John Tucker, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bennie Robertson, Mansfield, and Mrs. Tennie Weaver, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 20, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Rebecca E. “Becky” (Presley) Tucker married Jul. 2, 1916 2nd wife Clorris (Pope) Tucker married May 22, 1937 s/o John Fletcher Tucker and Sarah “Sally” (Hassler) Tucker buried in Campbell-Elrod cemetery

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Funeral Sunday For Sam Tucker

Funeral services for Sam Tucker, 71-year-old Corbet farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. He was a Baptist and Mason.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Newton Roman, four grandchildren, Rebecca Jo, John Murray, Rob and Mark Roman, all of Corbet; a brother, John Tucker, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bennie Robertson, Mansfield, and Mrs. Tennie Weaver, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Arthur L. Weeks, M. E. Roman, Eddie Gathright, Owen Beeman, Robert Bittner, Albert Bittner, Rudolph Lake and Curtis Williams.

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Services Held For Sam Tucker

Funeral services for Sam Tucker, 71, Corbet farmer, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. He was a Baptist and Mason.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Newton Roman; four grandchildren, Rebecca Jo, John Murray, Bob and Mark Roman, all of Corbet; a brother, John Tucker, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bennie Robertson, Mansfield, and Mrs. Tennie Weaver, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arthur L. Weeks, M. E. Roman, Eddie Gathright, Owen Beeman, Robert Bittner, Albert Bittner, Rudolph Lake and Curtis Williams.

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George W. Tucker
Dec 12, 1873 - Nov 27, 1945

GEORGE W. TUCKER FATALLY STRICKEN BY HEART ATTACK

George W. Tucker, aged 71 years, long-time resident of Corbet, died with a heart attack at 6 a. m. Tuesday at his home.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Edwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Georgia, Tucker had resided in Navarro county 58 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corbet; two sons, W. D. Tucker, Austin and Harvey Tucker, Beaumont, a daughter, Mrs. R. B. O’Banion, Kirbyville; three brothers, Sam and W. H. Tucker, both of Corbet and John Tucker, Waco; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Robertson, Mansfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Weeks, George Nokes, Lawrence Womack, Alvin Burns, A. W. Bottner and Newton Roman.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 27, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy “Nannie” (Summers) Tucker; s/o John Fletcher Tucker & Sarah “Sally” (Hassler) Tucker buried in Campbell-Elrod cemetery

Nancy “Nannie” (Summers) Tucker
Nov 1877 - Sep 18, 1957

Mrs. Tucker Rites Held Thursday

Mrs. George Tucker, 79, former Corbet resident, died in a Beaumont hospital early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Earl L. Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, W. D. Tucker, Beaumont, and G. H. Tucker, Lake Charles, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Louie B. Foster, Silsbee; five grandchildren; two brothers, Grady Summers, DeSoto, and Lewis Summers, Tulsa, Okla; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Harris, Breckenridge, and Mrs. C. W. Johnson, McKinney, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. N. Slone, J. E. Slone, Curtis Williams, M. E. Roman, A. L. Weeks and Eddie Gathright.

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Rebecca E. “Becky” (Presley) Tucker
Dec 1, 1888 - Jul 16, 1935

CORBET WOMAN DIED TUESDAY MORNING; BURIED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Rebecca Tucker, aged 46 years, died at the family home at Corbet Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock after an illness of several months. The funeral will be held at the Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. M. Snyder, Baptist minister of Corsicana.

Mrs. Tucker had been a resident of the Corbet community for the past 20 years.

Surviving are her husband, Sam S. Tucker, a daughter, Miss Pauline Tucker, both of Corbet; four sisters, Mrs. S. J. Haines, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Dilley, Dallas; Mrs. George Nokes, Corsicana, and Mrs. O. E. Maris, Ennis; six brothers, H. L. Presley, Dallas; J. R. Presley, Henderson; B. R. Presley, Henderson; W. M. Presley, Ladonia; Sam Presley, Houston, and Joe Presley, Los Angeles, Calif., a half-brother, D. A. Ford, Kilgore, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Delaney Roman, A. L. Weeks, D. E. McKinney, Frank Coley, Jim Skinner and Green Burnett.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Members of Woodman Circle Attend Tucker Funeral in Body

The following Woodman Circle members attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Sam Tucker of Corbet on Wednesday in a body and took part in the services at the Hamilton cemetery where she was laid to rest at 4 p.m.

Mrs. Tucker was a member of the local grove, and this tribute was paid her by the following members: Mmes. Rhoda Watford, Nola Elkins, Alma Mitchell, Ada Cason, Mollie Weaver, Charlie Howard, L. D. Steely, Aubrey Nutt, R. B. Tackett, J. K. Robinson, Clint Robinson, Frank Irwin and Lee Smith.

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Mac Shannon “Shan” Bryson, Sr.
Jun 9, 1883 - Jun 6, 1926

FATHER OF SIX SMALL CHILDREN DIED HERE SUNDAY

Shan Bryson, aged 42 years, died at the Navarro county hospital early Sunday morning and the remains were interred in the Hopewell cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

He was employed by Bill Middlebrook at Navarro.

Six small children survive.

Bright’s disease was said to have been the cause of death.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 7, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nettie (McDonald) Bryson – Tinkle buried at Pattison cemetery; s/o Samuel Harrison Bryson & Sarah M. (McKnight) Bryson

Mac Shannon Bryson, Jr.
May 4, 1915 - Jan 28, 1976

M. S. Bryson

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ben F. Brown Funeral Home in Irving for Mac Shannon Bryson, 60, resident of Wills Point, who died Wednesday.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro County under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Navarro County, former resident of Corsicana, and a linotype operator for the Dallas Morning News.

Survivors include two sons, Byron R. Bryson of Irving and M. S. Bryson, Jr. of Rayne, La.; and a sister of Grapevine.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 30, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sarah (unk) Bryson 2nd wife Gertrude (Cox) Bryson; s/o Mac Shannon Bryson, Sr. & Nettie (McDonald) Bryson – Tinkle buried at Pattison cemetery

INFANT SON Sullivan
Dec 20, 1925 - May 4, 1926

Little Child Dies Southeast Navarro

The five-months-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Sullivan, who reside four miles southeast of Navarro, died at an early hour Tuesday morning and the remains were interred Tuesday afternoon in the Hopewell Cemetery, near Navarro.

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Flossie Ann (Starks) Ware-Matthews-Hall
Feb 3, 1891 - Dec 18, 1952

Mrs. E. J. Hall Services Friday

Mrs. E. J. (Flossie) Hall, 58, died in Fort Worth Thursday morning.

Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a. m. at the Hunter Baptist church in Fort Worth. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clarence A. Thompson.

Graveside rites and burial were held at Hopewell cemetery near Navarro Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Surviving are her husband, E. J. Hall, Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. Jennie Starks, Fort Worth; four sons, Hayden A. Ware, Texas City; Richard G., Garth and J. G. Ware, all of Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Billie Calhoun, Dallas; Mrs. Tennie Green, Mrs. Lillie Parks and Mrs. Artelia Franks, all of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. C. M. Neel, Fort Worth; three brothers, Mervin Starks, Corsicana; Leslie and Elbelt Starks, both of Fort Worth.

Corley directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 19, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Aaron Artemis Ware 2nd W. M. Matthews married April 10, 1937 3rd E. J. Hall d/o Fieldon Smith Starks and Sarah Tennessee “Tennie” (McNeil) Starks (Nancy Jane “Jennie” (unk) Starks is her step-mother)(Fieldon and Nancy are buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery)

Martha Alice “Allie” (Love) Hill
Aug 24, 1864 - May 9, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. L. HILL ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Hill, aged 76 years, who died Friday afternoon following a lingering illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home, 1003 West Second Avenue. Burial was in Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hill had resided in Navarro County more than sixty years.

Surviving are three children, Tom Hill, Corsicana; Albert Hill, Fort Worth, and Mrs. William Harwell, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, Margaret Jane Hill, Corsicana, Herbert Hill, Corsicana; Mrs. Frances Haynes, Fort Worth; J. T. Hill, Corsicana; Jane Hill, Corsicana, James Lester Harwell, Peggy Jean Harwell, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jean Harwell, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jane Olsen, Brownwood and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Earl Bush, Tom Kirkham, Fred Rawlinson, Jeff Harwell, Curry Butler and Sam Harwell.

Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Robert Percy Hope
Oct 14, 1849 - Mar 9, 1926

RUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED KERENS MAN WEDNESDAY

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, March 11.—R. P. Hope, aged 79 years, died Tuesday, March 9, at 7 o’clock a. m. at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ford Ivey. The funeral took place Wednesday morning, March 10, from Mr. and Mrs. Ford Ivey’s residence at 10 o’clock, Rev. J. W. Sharbutt officiating. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery.

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Elmore J. Smith
Mar 18, 1871 - Feb 19, 1926

LEADING FARMER OF KERENS DROPPED DEAD THERE FRIDAY

ELMORE J. SMITH DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME EARLY TODAY

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Feb. 19.—Elmore J. Smith, aged 55, dropped dead at his home here Friday morning at 6:30. Apoplexy is thought to have been the cause of his death. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. Joe Everhart. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and four children, Maryall, Brook and Wayne Smith, all of Kerens, and Mrs. Bertha Hill of Port Arthur.

Mr. Smith was a prominent farmer and had lived here several years.

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Osborne Samuel “Ossie” Jennings
Jul 1931 - Jan 15, 1927

AGED RESIDENT OF KERENS PASSED AWAY TIPTON, OKLAHOMA

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, Jan. 19.—The funeral of O. J. Jennings was held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:;30 o’clock, Mr. Jennings was 95 years of age and had resided at Kerens for the past fifty years. He was known all over Navarro county. The body arrived here Sunday from Tipton, Okla., where Mr. Jennings had gone on a visit recently. He was the father of the late S. J. Jennings, member of the state legislature from this district, and had been an active member of the Baptist church here for many years.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 19, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (assumed buried here, no death certificate, wife’s death certificate says Kerens cemetery) h/o Elizabeth J. “Eliza/Liza” (Crowley) Jennings; s/o John Lockhart Jennings & Mary Ann (Hill) Jennings
  • Kerens cemetery

Ray Coates
Sep 30, 1893 - Sep 14, 1927

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, Sept. 16.—Ray Coates, aged 34 years, died suddenly Wednesday, September 14 at 3 a.m. at his home here. He had been in ill health for the past several months and recently had suffered from heart trouble. Funeral services were held at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, with interment in the Kerens cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Joe Everheart, pastor of the Kerens Presbyterian church.

Coates is survived by his wife and four small children of this city. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Coates, pioneer residents of Navarro county.

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George A. Smart
1872 - Mar 8, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR GEORGE SMART SATURDAY

Special to the Sun.

Kerens, Texas, March 14.—Funeral services for George A. Smart, were held Saturday afternoon, March 12, at 2 p.m. from the home of his sister, Mrs. A. C. Williamson, with interment in the Kerens cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. R. E. Bass, pastor of the Baptist church.

Mr. Smart died suddenly Monday night at his home in Canadian, Texas, and his remains were brought to Kerens Friday evening and carried to the home of Mrs. Williamson.

The deceased was 52 years of age and was numbered among the most prominent business men of Canadian where he had resided about thirty years. He is survived by his wife, Canadian; two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Williamson, and Mrs. Mary Kimes, and an aunt, Mrs. Anna Owens, Kerens.

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Melvin Penney
Sep 14, 1901 - Dec 29, 1967

LEG IS AMPUTATED RESULT GANGRENE TUESDAY MORNING

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, June 23.—Melvin Penney was carried to the Navarro county hospital Monday in preparation for a major surgical operation Tuesday. The report from the hospital said that Mr. Penney was resting as easy as could be expected at the time.

His leg was amputated just below the knee, this being done to prevent the spreading of gangrene which set up several days ago. Penney had undergone minor operations prior to Tuesday.

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Coy B. McBride
Jan 22, 1925 - May 2, 1925

Child Died of Heart Trouble

Coy B. McBride, who is a comparative stranger here, died in the County Hospital at 12:15 this morning, as the result of heart trouble, for which he had been under treatment in the hospital for five or six weeks.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced but the remains will probably be interred here.

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George A. Parker
abt 1866 - Dec. 1925 or Jan. 1926

George A. Parker Was Buried Today.

The remains of George A. Parker, aged about 60 years, who died several days ago at the county hospital from the effects of burns received when a small oil stove exploded in his car in Corsicana, were interred at the county farm by the county this afternoon.

The deceased is survived by three sons, it was learned, but they could not be located. Bank Sutherland, local undertaker, wired Thomas Parker, a relative, at Almena, Kansas, but a reply came back that the sons could not be located.

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Sandy (unknown Mexican)
abt 1881 - Oct 18/19, 1926

UNKNOWN MEXICAN DIED EAST COUNTY FARM; BURIED THERE

A Mexican man who was known as “Sandy” died four miles east of the county farm sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning and the remains were interred in the county farm cemetery Tuesday. The real name of the Mexican is unknown. He was about 45 years of age.

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Eli Modglin, Jr.
Mar 12, 1849 - Jun 8, 1926

AGED MAN FALLS DEAD TUESDAY AT NAVARRO CO. FARM

Eli Nodglin, aged about 75 years fell dead at the county farm about 7 o’clock Tuesday morning. Death was caused by heart failure. Justice of the Peace Sam B. Jordan, who held an inquest, announced.

Interment will be made at the county farm late Tuesday or Wednesday. He was a pauper at the farm and has relatives in the Blooming Grove community.

He was en route to the cow pen at the time of his death.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 8, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Modrall Cemetery
  • s/o Eli Modglin Sr. and unknown (Davis) Modglin per death certificate (Mrs. Horace Davis is Esther (Modglin) Davis-Vossberg- buried in Oakwood cemetery; d/o Henry Modglin & Millie (Carroll) Modglin)

Charles “Charlie” Alexander
abt 1865 - Nov 24, 1927

STRANGER DIED AT LOCAL HOSPITAL FROM HEART ATTACK

Charles Alexander, aged about 62 years, died in the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and the body is being held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors awaiting advices from relatives.

The deceased had a heart attack at Ennis Tuesday afternoon but came on to Corsicana, it was learned Wednesday afternoon, and Tuesday night he was taken to the hospital from a local rooming house.

Two sons are said to reside in Mexico but their names and addresses are not known. He formerly resided in Ellis county Kansas and is an oil field worker by trade.

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Charles “Charlie” Andrews
abt 1865 - Nov 24, 1927

EFFORTS ARE STILL BEING MADE LOCATE RELATIVES OF MAN

MAN WHO DIED AT NAVARRO COUNTY HOSPITAL IDENTIFIED AS CHARLES ANDREWS

It was learned Thursday morning that the man who died Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Navarro county hospital from a heart attack, a stranger here, oil field worker, whose names was reported as Charles Alexander, is Charles Andrews, aged 62. He formerly resided in Kansas and is said to have two sons working in the oil fields of Mexico.

Thursday, efforts were still being made to locate friends or relatives of the deceased and meanwhile the body is being held at the Sutherland Undertaking parlors. The body will be held a number of days before interment in the event that relatives are not located.

The deceased came to a local boarding house late Tuesday afternoon. He was later taken to the hospital. He suffered a heart attack at Ennis en route to Corsicana.

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Sam Wilson
May 1, 1857 - Jun 25, 1927

AGED INMATE OF COUNTY FARM DIED SATURDAY MORNING

Sam Wilson, aged about 80 years, inmate at the Navarro county farm for the last two and one half years, died at the farm Saturday morning at 10 o’clock following an illness of three days, and the remains were interred in the county farm cemetery Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral services will be in charge of the Salvation Army.

Four children survive but their whereabouts are not known.

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John Hannan
abt 1829 - Mar 12, 1927

Aged Man Died at Early Hour Today

John Hannan, aged 98 years, inmate of the county farm for the last three years, died at the farm at an early hour Saturday morning and the remains will be interred at the county farm sometime Sunday morning.

The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, and resided there until four years ago when he moved to Texas.

He has no near relatives.

A great-nephew, W. S. Hannan of Richland was here Saturday afternoon looking after funeral arrangements.

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Remains Aged Man Interred Sunday

The remains of John Hannan, aged 98 years, who died at the county farm early Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by the Salvation Army.

No near relatives survive. He resided in Pennsylvania until a few years ago when he came to Texas.

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Lydia Jean Grimes
Nov 27, 1919 - Apr 29, 1994

GRIMES, Lydia Jean, 74, of Leander died Friday. Visitation 2-4 p.m. today, Henderson-Beck Funeral Home, Round Rock. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Henderson-Beck Funeral Home, Round Rock. Burial Frost City Cemetery, Frost, Texas .

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Hazel Marie (Watson) Furra
Feb 29, 1936 - Jun 11, 2017

Obituary for Hazel Furra
Hazel Furra of Corsicana passed away at home on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017. She was born February 29, 1936 in Pinkston, Texas to Ernest Watson and Fannie Bell Watson. She was employed with the United States Postal Service for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel Furra; brothers, Dickie Watson and Billy Watson; her parents, Ernest and Fannie Watson and one grandson, Jordan Richards. She is survived by her children, Donna Richards and husband David of Corsicana and Doug Furra and wife Janice of Dallas; four grandchildren, Brook Anderson and husband Matt of Corsicana, Meredith Armstrong and husband Brandon of Blooming Grove, Thomas Furra of Dallas and Kyle Furra of Dallas; three great grandchildren; sister, Lynn Whitsitt of Emmett, Texas. She is also survived by special cousins, Marcia Lou Braly and husband John and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Monday evening at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 6 - 8pm. Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kyle Furra, Brandon Armstrong, Matt Anderson, Shane Richards, Merk Watson and Wade Braly.

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