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Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Brooks
Apr. 16, 1838 - Feb. 11, 1930

BARRY

BARRY, Feb. 13. –(SP)—Mrs. Mary Brooks died Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock. Funeral services at Methodist church at one o’clock conducted by Rev. Kinslow. Interment in Dresden cemetery. Aunt Mary, as she was familiarly known was nearly 92 years of age. Lived in this community 30 years and made her home with her nephew, J. B. Jones. She is survived by nieces and nephews and several step-children.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Friday, February 14, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Julian Valmore Brooks d/o Buckner Jones and Janey (Cosby?) Jones
  • (she could have been married before to a Cooper—marriage J. V. Brooks married Mary A. E. Cooper Feb. 27, 1868)

Roark Montgomery, Jr.
Apr 2, 1929 - Jun 6, 2017

Roark Montgomery Jr., 88 of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born April 2, 1929 in Washington D.C. to Roark Montgomery Sr., and Jewell Carroll Montgomery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cpt. Roark Sr. and Jewell Montgomery and father and mother-in-law, Fred and Thelma Ware.
He is survived by his wife, Pansy Ware Montgomery; children, Roark Montgomery III and Leslie Prater and husband Hal; grandson, Wilson Montgomery Prater; brother, Carroll and wife Pat Montgomery of Katy; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Fredda and Ted Klock and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Kent Rogers and Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Micaela "Mickie" (Gonzales) Joles
May 8, 1923 - Jun 4, 2017

Micaela "Mickie" Joles, 94, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born May 8, 1923 in Ennis to Raymond and Santos Chavez Gonzales.
She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She was a homemaker that had a great love for taking care of her family. She was a long-time faithful member of the House of Praise Church of God in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Spencer Joles; four sisters and two brothers.
Mickie is survived by her son, Michael Joles and wife Connie of Flint; daughter, Michelle Easley and husband Jimmy of Corsicana; granddaughters, Kristal Ives and husband Joshua of Bullard, Samantha Brooks and husband Eric of Bullard, and Natalie Joles of Rockwall; great granddaughters, Cadence and Alexandria Ives of Bullard; great grandsons, Andrew and Spencer Brooks of Bullard; sisters, Delores Dozier and Catalina Hodge of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the House of Praise Church of God with Pastor Tim Schane officiating.
Interment followed in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Saldivar, Patrick Joles, Andrew Brooks, Jesse Gonzales, Andy Garcia, and Domingo Settles. Honorary Pallbearer is Logan Cobb.

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Sandra Rae (Davis) Kaiser
Jun 3, 1956 - Jun 11, 2017
 

Sandra Rae Kaiser, age 60, of Corsicana, ended her ongoing battle with cancer surrounded in love at Navarro Regional Hospital at Sunday, June 11, 2017.
While born in Arkansas and living most of her adult life in Corsicana, Sandra always loved and yearned to return to her time on the beaches of California and went back whenever she could. Sandra was a devoted mother who worked hard putting in over 20 years at Guardian Glass to provide for her family. She gave her all to making sure her family was taken care of. Sandra loved and was loved by her many friends for her compassion and humor. Even through tragic loss and tough circumstances Sandy's strength encompassed and lifted all, a trait she showcased until the very end where she now rejoins her daughter Melanie, sister Brenda, nephew Marshall and other dearly departed in the hereafter.
Sandra is survived by her mother Lena Davis, brother Jerry Davis, sister Sharon Croger, son John Kaiser III, and grandchildren David Kaiser, Jessica Glass and Jacob Perry, nephews Jeremy Davis, Haden Davis, Johnny Croger and Parker Kowalski, and nieces Amanda Davis, Shalin Qubty, Miranda Medina and Candice Kowalski-Dulaney, as well as many other beloved extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Davis, Jeremy Davis, Jacob Perry, David Kaiser, John Kaiser and Haden Davis.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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John Charles Nance
Jan 3, 1953 - Jun 6, 2017

John Charles Nance was born Jan. 3, 1953, in Dilley to Oscar Henry and Alyce Joyce Lann Nance. He grew up in Big Wells with his parents and brothers. He graduated from Carrizo Springs High School in 1971. After graduation he attended Uvalde Junior College while working at Rushing-Estes Funeral Home.
John married Stella Louise Neisler on April 21, 1972, and they lived in Carrizo Springs and he worked at Leonard Funeral Home until he enrolled in the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He graduated from mortuary school in 1974. He then went to work at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris where he served many families until his retirement in 1999. John then worked part-time at Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
John and Stella purchased Spanglers, a bridal and gift store in 1994. They met many wonderful people and helped many happy couples start their lives together with wonderful memories. Christmas open house at Spanglers became a downtown tradition with lots of food, fun, and laughter. John and Stella sold the store in 2014, and moved to Corsicana to be near family.
While in Paris John was in Paris Jaycees, Kiwanis Club, Leadership Lamar County and the Texas Funeral Directors Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Oscar Henry Nance, III.
John is surived by his wife of 45 years, Stella; his sons, Geoffrey and wife Brandy of Corsicana and Jeremy and wife Emily of Hewitt; the great joy of his life his seven grandchildren that became his social agenda, Braden, Eli, Kendall, and Allie of Corsicana and Hogan, Miller, and Cecilia Claire of Hewitt; his brother, Jim and wife Candy of Crawford; his brother-in-law, Auddie Neisler and wife Vicki along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of wonderful friends.
The family received friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July [sic] 8, 2017 at the funeral home.
Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Geoffrey Nance and Dr. Bryan Fellers officiating.
Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
John's uncanny sense of humor and funny remarks will be missed by many and remembered by all whose lives he touched.
Casket bearers will be Travis Nance, Kyle Rudy, Matt Kruger, Andy Neisler, Jesse Neisler, Dr. Terry Kilgore, Doug Smith, John Chiles, Jimmy Stripland and Jim Anderson.

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James Earl Alexander
abt 1952 - May 22, 2017

James Earl Alexander 65, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 in Desoto.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church with Rev. Clyde Chambers officiating.
Interment will follow at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
 

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Martha Jane (Lambert) Johnson
Jan 1, 1941 - June 12, 2017
 

Martha Jane Johnson, 76, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 in Sugar Land. She was born Jan. 1, 1941 in Blooming Grove to Dock Kilburn Lambert and Mary Lorine Harrison Lambert.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Frances Foss and Judy Blackwell; nieces Carla Foss and Robbin Gee and great grandson, Jace Jurek.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Glynn Johnson; son, Danny Glynn Johnson and wife Nanette; daughter, Marla Kay Jurek; brother, Hugh Tom Lambert and wife George Ann; sister, JoAnn Hartfiel; seven grandchildren, Joshua Johnson and wife Jennifer, Justin Jurek and wife Lauren, Dillon Johnson, Ashley Hartfield, Cody Johnson and wife Stephanie, Mykka Dolejsi and husband Jody, Treva Bialas and husband James; 12 great grandchildren, Tanner Bialas, Madison Dolejsi, Robert Hartfield, Avery Johnson, McKenzie Dolejsi, Jackston Jurek, Olivia Johnson, Emma Johnson, Lane and Lynlie Bialas, Luke Johnson, Autumn Jurek, along with numerous nieces nephews and other loving family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the Chapel at Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 in the chapel at Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., (Hwy 59 South @ FM 2218) in Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.

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William Arthur "Bill" Rounsavall
Jun 18, 1932 - Jun 14, 2017
 

William "Bill" Arthur Rounsavall, 84, of LaRue passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Malakoff. He was born June 18, 1932 in Henderson County the son of William Homer Rounsavall and Myrtie May Ross Rounsavall. He married Evelyn June Fipps on June 28, 1952.
Bill worked as a school teacher for the Corsicana Independent School District for over 30 years and enjoyed farming, gardening and especially spending time with his grandkids. Paw Paw was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be missed by the lives he touched.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son Dickie Rounsavall; sister Juanita Rounsavall Wallace; three brothers, Newlon, Harold and A.B. Rounsavall and one granddaughter Kalynn Rounsavall.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Evelyn June Rounsavall of LaRue; four children, William David Rounsavall of Corsicana, Arthur Dennis Rounsavall and wife Debra of New Harmony, Dana Lynn Rounsavall and wife Cindy of Purdon, Danny Franklin Rounsavall of LaRue; one sister Mary Rounsavall Edwards of Larue; eight grandchildren, Gretchen Hollimon and husband Eric, Michael Rounsavall and wife Kari, Jennifer Palacios and husband Jose, Cody Rounsavall and wife Kevyn, D.J. Rounsavall and wife Amanda, Misty Ewing and husband James, Jeremy Rounsavall, Danny Kyle Rounsavall and wife Hollie and 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Robbie Caldwell officiating.
Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Serving as Pallbearers will be, Cody Rounsavall, Jose Palacios, D.J. Rounsavall, Michael Rounsavall, Jeremy Rounsavall, Danny Kyle Rounsavall, James Ewing and Eric Hollimon.

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Doris I. Meredith
Jan 11, 1927 - June 15, 2017

Doris I. Meredith, 90, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Corsicana.
Doris was born Jan. 11, 1927 in Omaha, Nebraska and at the age of two moved to Hazlehurst, Mississippi where she lived through her college years. She then moved to Texas where she met and married James B. Meredith in Fort Worth. Most of her work career was in the oil business and she served as a vice-president at one of the companies where she worked.
She followed her husband with his work career for over 40 years going from Fort Worth, to Irving, Lubbock, Dallas, Denver, Colorado, Franklin, Michigan and finally Plano. In 1999, they settled down at the Eldorado Ranch near Dawson. Doris was a church pianist and started out playing in her home church while in high school, and played in many other churches throughout the years including First United Methodist Church of Dawson where she was a longtime member.
Doris was preceded in death by her mother, Mollie Kinnebrew King and step-father, Everett C. King.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James Meredith of Dawson; son, Tom Meredith and wife Cleo and daughter, Allison of McKinney; daughter, Lea Wolff and husband, Steve and daughter, Lexi of San Antonio and a special cousin, Dorothy Brownlee of Jackson, Mississippi and several other extended family members and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Jake Ward officiating.
Interment will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. before the services on Saturday at the funeral home.

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Lorene Marie (Lennon) Lassiter
Dec 27, 1916 - June 4, 2017

Lorene Marie Lassiter, 100, of Kerens passed away Sunday evening June 4, 2017 in the Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 27, 1916 in Angus to Charles Leo Lennon and Ona Letha Shaddix Lennon.
Lorene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William C. Lassiter.
She is survived by her sons, David Lassiter of Kerens and Sammy Lassiter and wife Beverly of Huntsville; four grandchildren, Stacy Melton, Christopher Brent Lassiter, Timothy James Lassiter and David Brent Lassiter; four great grandchildren, Braylon Lassiter, Maddie Melton, Mack Melton and Dylan Lassiter; brother, Larry Lennon of Angus; sisters, Leoma Pratt of Tyler, Melba Lennon of Corsicana and Dorothy Muncy of Daisy, Oklahoma along with a number of nieces and nephews
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Paschal Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, with Rev. Bob Muncy officiating.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Harold Wayne Prater, Sr.
Dec 28, 1934 - June 11, 2017
CHS 1952

Harold Wayne Prater Sr., of Corsicana passed away at his home on Sunday Afternoon, June 11, 2017 at the age of 82. He was born in Frost Dec. 28, 1934 to Woodrow Wilson Prater and Frenchie Denn Prater.
Harold graduated from Corsicana High School in 1952
[NOTE: Harold was a senior in 1953] . For 58 years he owned Prater Builders in Corsicana/Navarro County building homes. He loved his calling in life to help those reach their goals of having their 'dream home', and in doing so making a lot of longtime friends and repeat customers.
Harold enjoyed the outdoors. Fishing for crappie and hunting turkey and deer with his family and friends was his way of relaxing and enjoying Gods creation. He also enjoyed traveling with one of his favorite destinations, being the Texas Hill Country. And then there is the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns and Corsicana Tigers who he supported year after year, and would listen to their games at home or on hunting trips.
Harold will always be remembered by his family as our great leader, because he was the most fair and honest man we ever knew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Vicky Prater of 28 years; children, Diane Prater Davis and husband Alex and Hal Prater and wife Leslie; grandchildren; Brooke Dalton, Wil Prater and Brannon Ferguson; great grandchildren, Dylan, Max and Hayden. He is also survived by a step-son Trey Hendrick; brother Jimmy Prater and wife Judi and a nephew Ken Prater; along with numerous extended family members and friends.
Visitation with Harold's family was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Edwin Sours officiating.
Interment followed at
Resthaven Memorial Park with pallbearers being Sonny Prater, Lee Montgomery, Bill Barber, Jimmy Rash, Clint Sutton, C.R. Sutton and Ray Cobb.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Shirley Beth (Tucker) Smith
Nov 7, 1947 - June 11, 2017

Shirley Beth Smith, 69 of Kerens, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. She was born Nov. 7, 1947 in Bridgeport to Rev. Calvin Jake Tucker, Sr. and Effie Marie Hodge Tucker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Nelda Marie Lewis.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Dwain Smith of Kerens; daughter, Shannon Cain of Midlothian; son, Brian Smith of Kerens; grandchild, Ashley Smith of Purdon; brothers, Calvin Jake Tucker, Jr. of Newton and Joe Tucker of Kerens along with a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Paschal Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Paschal Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Tucker officiating.
Interment will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Nellie Mae Colbert
abt 1931 - Jun 3, 2017

Nellie Mae Colbert, 86, of Kerens passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Twilight Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens. Interment will follow at the Colbert Cemetery in Samaria. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Francis L "Fannie" (Jones) Black
Apr 13, 1859 - Mar 20, 1928

Rodney Woman Buried Wednesday

DAWSON, March 23.—(AP)—Mrs. Fannie Black, aged 69 years, died in the Rodney community Tuesday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Board Tree cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, three sons and four daughters.

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Katie Earl (Pearson) Gullett
May 10, 1878 - Oct 15, 1929

Mrs. T. H. Gullett Buried Wednesday

DAWSON, Oct. 16.---Mrs. T. H. Gullett of the Union community died in a Waco Hospital Tuesday morning after a several weeks’ illness, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Board Tree cemetery.

Mrs. Gullett is survived by her husband, and one daughter, Mrs. Vivian Sawyer of Beaumont.

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Joseph B. Brownlow
1855 – Oct. 29, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. B. BROWNLOW VICTIM OF BURNS

Funeral services for Joe B. Brownlow, aged 75 years, resident of Navarro county for 40 years, native of Tennessee, who died in the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday evening at 6:30 o’clock from burns received when his house was destroyed by fire last Thursday night, was held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock and interment was made in Dresden cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

He was a Spanish-American war veteran and enlisted here under Col. C. A. Davis and was in Col. Davis’ outfit during the war.

Surviving are three nieces, Julia Sediacek, Nona Smiley and Johnnie Belt, all of Oklahoma City, Okla., and one nephew, Charles Belt, Swatell, Cal.

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Jimmie Loyd Jayroe
Nov 13, 1930 - May 17, 2017

Jimmie Loyd Jayroe, 86, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Jimmie Loyd Jayroe was born Nov. 13, 1930 in the Purdon. He was seven years old when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the Purdon Baptist Church. As a medic in the army, he served four tours in Korea and was wounded twice in combat. At his own request, he returned to the Korean theatre to search for his brother, Johnnie Ray, who had been taken as a P.O.W.
After the war, he married Jane Gable of Dawson. Jim and Jane had 3 children, and he worked at the carbon black plant in west Texas and eventually retired from the carbon black plant in Ulysses Kansas.
Jimmie owned and operated a small cattle business from the age of 17 until his death.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his father, Henry Lee Jayroe; mother, Eunice Elizabeth Griffin Jayroe; step-mother, Esma Jayroe; brothers, Robert E. Lee, Johnnie Lee, Clifton Eugene, Howard Luther (H.L.), and Johnnie Ray Jayroe; sisters, Beatrice Smith and Helen Southern.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Gable Jayroe, of Corsicana; three children, daughter Mary and husband, Charles Fosdick, of Rice, daughter Rebeca and husband, Richard Ferlet, of Eureka and Son Brodrick and wife, Mary Jayroe, of Wichita, Kansas; nine grandchildren Tricia McDaniel, Brent McDaniel, Chauncey Ferlet, Rachelle Ferlet, Lasette Ferlet, Jimmie Jayroe, Katie Jayroe, Suzie Jayroe and Jennifer Jayroe; 18 great grandchildren; two brothers, Henry (Jr.) and wife, Georgia Jayroe of Houston; Jewel Lee and wife, Barbara Jayroe, of Clarksville, Tennessee; sister, Odessa Presson, of Springtown and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Calvary Worship Center. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mary J. (King) Templeton
Jan 1, 1844 - Mar 8, 1928

PIONEER WOMAN DIED IN DALLAS LATE WEDNESDAY

BODY FO MRS. MARY J. TEMPLETON BROUGHT TO CORSICANA FOR BURIAL

Mrs. Mary J. Templeton, 84, resident of Dallas for the last twenty years, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis T. Carpenter, 4809 Drexel Drive. She had been confined to her bed since Dec. 20, 1924, when she fell and fractured her right hip.

Mrs. Templeton was born in Sonora, Ga., on Jan. 1, 1844, the daughter of LDavid G. King and Mrs. Susan Gaston King. She was married to the Rev. Allison Templeton in 1862. She moved to Texas from Tennessee in 1881, making her home at Corsicana for a number of years. She moved to Dallas in 1907. She was a member of the Jane Douglas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Highland Park Methodist church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lewis T. Carpenter and Mrs. Lula Parks of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Gilbert T. Thompson of Muskogee, Ok., and eleven grandchildren, Allison, Shannon, Clarence, Hubert, Paul, Ruth and Walter Templeton. Tom and Mary Lewis Carpenter, Mrs. Warren Moore and Mrs. Jess Sanders.

Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Carpenter at 10:30 o’clock Thursday morning. The Rev. W. A. Alexander, pastor of the Highland Park Presbyterian church, and the Rev. J. K. Thompson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Fort Worth will officiate. The body will be taken to Corsicana on a special interurban car for burial.

Active pallbearers will be J. P. Stephenson, W. C. Proctor, W. H. Thomson, A. J. Elliott, D. A. English and B. B. Simkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Beal, E. R. Brown, Harry Boyd, W. M. Whittenton, H. P. Davis, Raleigh Bortenstino, L. E. Burgess, Guy Webster and W. B. Head of Dallas, Sam Kerr, Frank Kerr, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Frank Drane, Josh Halbert, LW. H. Hastings of Corsican, Hudson P. Ellis of Houston and Dr. Clay Johnson of Fort Worth.—Dallas News.

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Body Interred Here.

The body of Mrs. Templeton arrived in Corsicana at 1:59 p.m. Thursday on board a special interurban, accompanied by a large number of relatives and pallbearers. The car also carried many floral tributes to the deceased.

The funeral cortege went immediately to Oakwood cemetery where the body was interred, Rev. W. A. Alexander, pastor of the Highland Park Presbyterian church of Dallas, conducting the service.

Active pallbearers were J. P. Stephenson, W. H. Thompson, A. J. Elliott, D. A. English, B. B. Simkins, all of Dallas; W. H. Hastings and Dr. L. E. Kelton.

Among those accompanying the body to Corsicana were Clarence, Walter, Paul and Hubert Templeton, Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter, Mrs. Lewis T. Carpenter and Mrs. Lula Parks of Dallas; Ruth Templeton, Mary Louis Carpenter, Mrs. Warren Moore and Mrs. Jess Sanders.

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Walter Kaleb Myers
Oct. 23, 1869 - Jan. 21, 1928

W. K. MYERS DIED SATURDAY MORNING; FUNERAL SUNDAY

FORMER TENNESSEEAN HAD LIVED IN TEXAS FOR PAST FORTY-SEVEN YEARS

W. K. Myers, aged 59 years, died at the family home, 1100 West Sycamore at 5 o’clock Saturday morning, following an illness of two weeks, and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member.

Mr. Myers was born in Giles county, Tenn., but had resided in Texas for 47 years. Prior to moving to Corsicana two years ago, he lived at Krum, Denton county.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. H. B. Hester, Corsicana; Crawford Myers, Krum; J. A. Myers, Krum; Callie Watson, D. Y. And Ashford Myers, all of Corsicana; Mrs. D. C. Myers, Krum; three brothers, J. A. Myers, Plainview; O. Y. Myers, Sanger; T. E. Myers, Krum; six sisters, Mrs. C. Y. Reding, Slidell; Mrs. Clara Reeves, Denton; Mrs. Nola Story, Krum; Mrs. Tom Rainey, Krum; Mrs. Ada Hopkins, Krum; Mrs. O. Rainey, Krum.

He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World Lodge at Slidell, Wise county.

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Ida Flynne
1862 - Aug 9,  1915

Remains Interred Today.

Miss Ida Flynn, a sister of Mrs. Eulalia Hearl of Dallas, died yesterday and the remains were brought here today at noon and interred on the Stephen Smith lot in Oakwood. The funeral took place from the Union Depot and Messrs. R. B. Molloy, J. M. Bates, R. Freedman, Tom Campbell, Murphy Williams and T. Roberts acted as pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 20, 1916
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Elizabeth (unk) Flynne—sister of Lucian & Mary Flynne—Eulalia (Flynne) Smith-Hearl & Cecelia (Flynne) Garrett

Margaret Jane McKibben
Jan 11, 1928 - Jan 13, 1928

Infant Died Here Early Wednesday

Margaret Jane McKibben, 2-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat McKibben, died at the Navarro county hospital Wednesday morning at 5:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Mr. McKibben is an employee of the Magnolia company.

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Louise Eleanor (O’Leary) Church-Hervey
Apr 16, 1880 - Jan 17, 1960

Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Hervey

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Church Hervey, former district clerk and deputy county and district clerk here, who died in Austin Sunday were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

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

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Hervey had resided in Austin for a number of years. She was a deputy county clerk in the 1920s and was district clerk of Navarro county 1929-1933, and was deputy district clerk, 1933-1939. She moved to Austin a short time after leaving the district clerk’s office.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lillian C. Kelley, Austin, and Mrs. Marie Witherspoon, San Antonio; two grandsons and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Judge A. P. Mayes, David Ralston, John L. Kelly, Bill Witherspoon, George Slick, Frank M. Jackson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, January, 19, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Edwin Harvey Church, Jr. 2nd husband Harry Graham Hervey married Feb. 10, 1913 d/o William A. O’Leary per death certificate

Harry Graham Hervey
Nov. 13, 1882 - May 30, 1949

H. Graham Hervey Dies On Monday Funeral Tuesday

H. Graham Hervey, aged 66 years, died at his home, 1209 West Fifth avenue, early Monday night.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Corsicana, he had spent most of his life in this community.

Surviving are two brothers, A. C. Hervey, Sr., Rice and W. G. Hervey, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Hiram Rainwater, Austin, and Mrs. Hallie Knight, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hiram Rainwater, Jr., Claude Hervey, Jr., R. W. Hervey, J. B. Knight, Edgar Metcalf, F. A. Elliott and King F. Elliott.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Norris Hodges Witherspoon
Mar. 4, 1891 - Dec. 15, 1960

Witherspoon Rites Pending

Norris H. Witherspoon, 69, former Navarro county resident, died late Thursday at his home in Overton.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete Friday afternoon at McCammon’s, but rites will be held Saturday with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors, other than the widow are one son, Norris David Witherspoon, Dallas; one grandson, David Conn Witherspoon, Dallas; one granddaughter, Nancy Nell Witherspoon, Long Beach Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. John Stahl, Bacliff, and Mrs. Bessie Davis, Oakland, Calif. And a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, December 16, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nellie (McBroom) Witherspoon; s/o John Witherspoon & Martha Laura (Hodges) Witherspoon

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Witherspoon Services Held

Funeral rites for Norris H. Witherspoon, 69, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with Rev. W. F. Thresto, Overton minister, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A former Navarro county resident, Witherspoon died late Thursday at his home in Overton.

Survivors, other than the widow, are one son, N. D. Witherspoon, Dallas; one grandson, David Conn Witherspoon, Dallas; one granddaughter, Nancy Nell Witherspoon, Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. John Stahl, Bacliff, and Mrs. Bessie Davis, Oakland, Calif., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Paul Sutton, Norris Hardgrave, Bill Bonner, Perry Bass, Robert Nelson and Dennis Bass.

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Norris David Witherspoon
Oct 15, 1922 - Aug 20, 1963

Witherspoon Rites Friday

Funeral services for Norris David Witherspoon, 41, fatally injured in a foundry accident in Tyler Tuesday night, will be held from the McCammon Chapel here Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Barbara Witherspoon, Tyler; mother, Mrs. Nellie Witherspoon, Overton; a son, David Conn Witherspoon, and a daughter, Nancy Nell Witherspoon, both of Santa Ana, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be B. P. Barnes, Elmo Whitlock, Jack McAleese, Bernell Cohagen, Jimmy Green, Herbert Lee, Preston Stainback. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Western Foundry in Tyler.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 22, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Betty (Conn) Witherspoon married Jul. 3, 1943 2nd wife Barbara Ann (Reid) Witherspoon s/o Norris Hodges Witherspoon and Nellie (McBroom) Witherspoon

Johnnie Mae Pugh
Aug 25, 1905 - Jan 8, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY FOR YOUNG GIRL

MISS JOHNNIE MAE PUGH PASSED AWAY AFTER ILLNESS OF THREE MONTHS.

Miss Johnnie Mae Pugh, aged 23 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Pugh, 912 South Seventeenth street, Sunday morning at 2 o’clock following an illness of several months, and the funeral services were conducted from the residence at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. the services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Davis Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Active pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, Robert Stell, Sr., Hugh R. Stewart, Harris Ransom, John C. Hughes and Allen Edens.
Honorary pallbearers: Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. T. S. Slater, Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. W. R. Sneed, J. H. Sullivan, J. W. Cheney, Jaul Bruce, G. S. Burns, Charlie McQuiston, Cal E. Kerr, A. G. Elliott, C. L. Knox, A. S. Vann, S. M. Kerr, J. A. Jarrell, L. A. Johnson, Allen Jones, W. B. Shields, L. B. Bonner, R. N. Elliott, J. S. Beachamp, J. S. Millerman, Roy Martin, H. J. Harvin, J. B. Caldwell, W. B. Baker, Wilmot Curtis, S. J. Taylor, Rev. I. T. Jones, Lloyd Caraway, B. M. Henderson, Geo. Boyd, Arch Crumwell, Donald Smith, W. R. Presley, Clay Archer, Sid Story, Geo. Roxborough, C. W. Taylor, M. R. DeWitt, Lee Sims, R. T. Puryear, Jno. E. Allen, J. B. Cole, W. T. McKee, P. O’Conner.

A quartette composed of Mrs. Henry Robbins, Miss Louie D. Agnew, Roy Leeds and Robert Layton sang a number of hymns, some of them especial favorites of the pretty young girl whose life had

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In Loving Memory of Johnnie Mae

On Sunday morning, Jan. 8th, at two o’clock, the death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Pugh and took from them their precious one, Johnnie Mae.

Oh, how hard it was to give her up, a sweet young girl so carefree and happy, but God needed her in Heaven and called her home to fill her place up there.

We know that she was called home for a purpose and it is a consolation to know that she knew nothing but a short life of happiness and will escape the heartaches and sorrows that many have.

Johnnie Mae was so patient and sweet during her three long months of illness, always thinking of others before herself. All was done that good doctors and nurses, kind loving friends and relatives could do, so with her heart broken family, relatives and friends around her bed she peacefully passed away. But we are glad to have had Johnnie Mae if only for a short while, for she wielded an influence over our lives that will always be a sweet memory.

She was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery amidst many beautiful floral offerings.

“A heritage it seems to me
A King should wish to hold in __”

Her cousin and childhood playmate.

Josephine Slater Smith.

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Grover Cleveland “Cleve” Wilkerson
Dec 2, 1884 - May 14, 1928

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSES AWAY AT KERRVILLE

G. C. WILKERSON WILL BE BURIED IN CORSICANA FRIDAY MORNING

g. c. Wilkerson, aged 42 years, former resident of Corsicana, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilkerson of Waco, died at Kerrville, Texas, Wednesday and the body will be brought to Corsicana at 5 o’clock Friday morning. The funeral services will be held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. L. C. Coulson; 1000 West Second avenue Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Wilkerson was an employee of the Magnolia Petroleum company at Dallas for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, parents, one brother, Emmett L. Wilkerson, Dallas; one sister, Mrs. L. C. Coulson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be Byron Cheney, F. B. McKie, Dude Ransom, Allyn Gordon, C. S. Stroud, Wade Smith, all of Corsicana, and E. L. Sinclair and Will Maddox, both of Dallas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Liston Tatum, C. C. Cunningham, O. M. Boynton, O. L. Albritton, Harry Blanding, E. Y. Cunningham, all of Corsicana; B. H. Stephens and Dexter Hamilton, both of Dallas; Douglas Johnson, Houston, and all friends of family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 17, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruby (Fryar) Wilkerson buried in Glen Rest Cemetery, Kerrville, Tx. s/o William Alexander Wilkerson and Lara (Elmore) Wilkerson
     

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CLEVE WILKERSON PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME IN KERRVILLE

Word was received Wednesday by Mrs. L. C. Coulson that her brother, Cleve Wilkerson of Kerville, Texas, had passed away that morning. The remains accompanied by Mr. Emmett Wilkerson, a brother, will arrive in Corsicana Friday morning and funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Coulson, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilkerson of Waco; his wife, Ruby Fryar Wilkerson and two little daughters, and Mrs. Wilkerson’s mother, Mrs. Fryar, will be here for the funeral. Cleve was a former Corsicana boy and has a large circle of friends who will regret to hear of his death.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR G. C. WILKERSON FRIDAY MORNING

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for G. C. Wilkerson, aged 42 years who died Wednesday in Kerrville, were held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. L. C. Coulson, 1000 West Second avenue, at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Davis Shepperson pastor of the First Presbyterian church and Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, but formerly resided in Corsicana and Dallas.

The body reached Corsicana at an early hour Friday morning.

Surviving are his wife, two children, father, W. A. Wilkerson, Waco; one brother Emmett L. Wilkerson, Dallas; one sister, Mrs. L. C. Coulson, Corsicana and other relatives.

The Coulson drug store was closed from 10:30 to 12 o’clock on account of the funeral.

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Winifred Elizabeth “Winnie” (Dyal) Wilds-Dickson
Jul 4, 1858 - Jan 26, 1928

Aged Woman Died In Local Hospital

Mrs. Elizabeth Wiles, aged 76, died at the Navarro County Hospital about five o’clock Thursday morning after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Friday a ten o’clock with interment at Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her husband J. E. Wiles.

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Aged Woman Buried Friday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Wiles, aged 76 years, who died in the Navarro County Hospital Thursday morning at 5 o’clock after a lingering illness, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving is her husband, J. E. Wiles.

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Howard Wooden
May 9, 1912 - Jul 26, 1928

ODD FELLOWS HOME INMATE DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY

Howard Woodin, aged 16 years, inmate of the I. O. O. F. home here, died at the Navarro clinic Thursday morning at 1:45 o’clock and the funeral services will be conducted sometime Friday with interment in the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member. He was a ward of the Alpine I. O. O. F. lodge.

Definite funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of a sister from Alpine.

Surviving are one brother, Edward Woodin, Detroit, Michigan; two sisters, Mabel Woodin, Alpine; Omie Woodin, Tennessee.

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ODD FELLOWS HOME INMATE DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY

Howard Woodin, aged 16 years, inmate of the I. O. O. F. home here, died at the Navarro clinic Thursday morning at 1:45 o’clock and the funeral services will be conducted sometime Friday with interment in the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member. He was a ward of the Alpine I. O. O. F. lodge.

Definite funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of a sister from Alpine.

Surviving are one brother, Edward Woodin, Detroit, Michigan; two sisters, Mabel Woodin, Alpine; Omie Woodin, Tennessee.

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YOUTH WHO DIED HERE THURSDAY IS BURIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Howard Woodin, aged 16 years, inmate of the I. O. O. F. Home, who died in the Navarro Clinic at 1:45 o’clock Thursday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the auditorium of the I. O. O. F. Home with interment in the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which the lad was a member.

Surviving are one brother, Edward Woodin, Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Mabel Woodin, Alpine, and Omie Woodin, Tennessee.

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Brady Monroe Fluker
Mar 3, 1872 - Jul 12, 1928

BRADY FLUKER OF RICHLAND PASSED AWAY THURSDAY

RICHLAND, July 13.—(Sp)—Brady Fluker, aged 45 years, died at his home here Thursday afternoon about three o’clock following a long illness Funeral services were held at the Methodist church here at three o’clock Friday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, pastor. The body was taken overland to Corsicana for interment in Oakwood cemetery at five o’clock.

Mr. Fluker is survived by his wife, two sons, Eugene and Winston of Richland, three brothers, Perry Fluker, Roane; L. K. C. Fluker, Hester; J. H. Fluker, Hester; and a sister, Mrs. George Benlow, Roane.

He has been a resident of Richland several years and was proprietor of a cotton gin there.

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Pearl Logan
Apr 3, 1884 - Feb 12, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MISS LOGAN

Funeral services for Miss Pearl Logan, aged 46 years, who died at her apartment at 312 West Fourth avenue, Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home of her nephew E. C. Sears, 716 South Fifteenth street, with the Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment took place immediately afterward in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were C. M. Thornell, Felix DeLafosse, Wayne Howell, Robert Cooksey, Jim Simkins and Sidney Story. A quartette composed of Mrs. Albert A. Guess, Mrs. David Shepperson, Miss Dorothy Drane, Fred White and Robert Layton sang favorite hymns of the deceased at the home and the grave.

Miss Logan, who was born near Tyler had made her home in Corsicana for about twenty-five years and had been a prominent and popular milliner conducting her own business for many years here.

She is survived by two brothers, T. L. Logan, Mertens, and I. M. Logan of Salina, and five sisters, Mrs. Emma Ferguson of Corsicana; Mrs. Beula Johnson, Frost; Mrs. Minnie Bennett, Mertens; Mrs. R. B. Bryant, Oklahoma; Mrs. O. G. Grey, Longview, and other relatives.

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral services of Miss Pearl Logan Monday afternoon when she was laid to rest after a long and painful illness, under a canopy of beautiful flowers, were he sisters, Mrs. R. L. Ferguson, near Corsicana, and Mrs. J. E. Johnson of Frost; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Merrell and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson also of Frost; Misses Ivor Overton and Druscilla Weinrich of Dallas and Messrs. Ray and Guthrie, traveling salesmen and friends of the deceased.

Miss Logan though of a very quiet and retiring nature, was greatly loved by her intimate friends and acquaintances and will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy is extended her bereft loved ones.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 14, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single d/o Leander L. Logan and Jureda Janettqa “Josey” (Glover) Logan ( Jureda is buried at Frost cemetery, Frost, Tx.

Rollin Cheney
Oct 1928 - Oct 1928

Infant Daughter Died Sunday Afternoon

The one-day old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Cheney died Sunday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

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“BABY SLEEPS.”

The baby wept;
The mother took it from the nurse’s arms.
And hushed its fears, and soothed its vain alarms,
And baby slept.

Again it weeps,
And God doth take it from the mother’s arms,
From present griefs, and future unknown harms,
And baby sleeps.

--Samuel Hinds (1793-1872)

Such has been the fate of quite a number of new-born babies the past week, and we wish to extend the heartfelt sympathy of the many friends and acquaintances of the bereft parents. Among them are Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davidson and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Cheney.

Mrs. Cheney’s little daughter who was born Saturday afternoon at the County Hospital lived to be only twenty hours old. She died Sunday at 1 o’clock and was laid to rest Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held at 8 o’clock at the home of the parents and grandmother, Mrs. Frank Cheney. A more beautiful baby has seldom been seen, and the numerous and beautiful floral offerings were silent testimony of the love and esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. Cheney are held, as well as the expressions of sympathy over their loss.

Mrs. Cheney was in a very serious condition all Sunday and Monday. Her many friends will be greatly relieved to know that she spent a restful night Monday and the attending physician and her loved ones are more hopeful of her recovery today.

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INFANT SON Cash
B&D Oct 10, 1928

“BABY SLEEPS.”

The baby wept;
The mother took it from the nurse’s arms.
And hushed its fears, and soothed its vain alarms,
And baby slept.

Again it weeps,
And God doth take it from the mother’s arms,
From present griefs, and future unknown harms,
And baby sleeps.

--Samuel Hinds (1793-1872)

Such has been the fate of quite a number of new-born babies the past week, and we wish to extend the heartfelt sympathy of the many friends and acquaintances of the bereft parents. Among them are Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davidson and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Cheney.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Davidson
B&D Oct 13, 1928

“BABY SLEEPS.”

The baby wept;
The mother took it from the nurse’s arms.
And hushed its fears, and soothed its vain alarms,
And baby slept.

Again it weeps,
And God doth take it from the mother’s arms,
From present griefs, and future unknown harms,
And baby sleeps.

--Samuel Hinds (1793-1872)

Such has been the fate of quite a number of new-born babies the past week, and we wish to extend the heartfelt sympathy of the many friends and acquaintances of the bereft parents. Among them are Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davidson and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Cheney.

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Mary Elizabeth (Wisdom) Carmack
Oct 15, 1846 - Jun 28, 1928

AGED WOMAN DIED HERE THURSDAY AND FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Mary E. Carmack, aged 82 years, resident of Texas practically all her life and resident of Corsicana five years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Ross, Exall Heights, Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock, and the funeral services were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock where interment was made. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister.

Prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago, she had resided in Erath county for many years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John H. Ross, Corsicana, and one son, J. C. Carmack, Sulphur, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

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Mary Frances “Fannie” (Rosser) Chandler
Aug 30, 1854 - Oct 5, 1928

PIONEER RESIDENT OF EUREKA BURIED THERE SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. M. F. Chandler, aged 77 years, resident of Navarro county for more than half a century, who died at the family home in Eureka Friday morning at 8 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Eureka cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. W. Simpson, United Presbyterian minister.

Mrs. Chandler has resided in the Eureka community for many years.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Harmon Chandler, Eureka; William Chandler, Eureka; Grady Chandler, Mildred; Robert Chandler, Mildred; one daughter, Mrs. Bettie Stokes, Duncan, Okla.

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Lula Inez (Green) Greer
Mar 8, 1892 - Mar 21, 1928

MRS. A. R. GREER DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Lula Inez Greer, aged 36 years, wife of A. R, Greer, 618 South Fourteenth street, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday morning at 11:05 o’clock following an illness of two months. Funeral services will be held at Eureka Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. Watson, Baptist minister of Dallas.

Surviving are her husband, three children, Velma, Bonnie Lee and Nettie Inez; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Greer, Kaufman county; five brothers, five sisters, and other relatives.

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Lucille Bolton
Jun 3, 1908 - Mar 1, 1928

YOUNG WOMAN DIED HERE LAST NIGHT; BURIAL FRIDAY

Miss Lucille Bolton, aged 19 years, daughter of L. Bolton, section foreman of the H. & T. C. R. R. here, died at the family residence Thursday night at 8:30 and the funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Younger cemetery, north of Purdon.

Surviving are her parents, 3 sisters and one brother.

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Rev. Billy Leroy Elmore
Jan 29, 1936 - Apr 7, 2017

Rev. Leroy Elmore, 81, left to be with the Lord Friday, April 7, 2017. He was born Jan. 29, 1936.
Rev. Elmore ministered for 53 years at various churches with the Assembly of God. In addition he was the owner of Elmore's Painting in Corsicana since 1974.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Leon and Opal Elmore, as well as his brothers, Larry Elmore and Jack Elmore.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Imogene Robinson Elmore, his two sons, Stephen Elmore and partner Rod Clark of Dallas and Daniel Elmore of Corsicana; grandchildren, Joshua Lee Elmore, Amber DeLynn Feese and husband Benjamin, Megan DeNell Elmore, Stephanie Rae Castillo and husband Luis, Zach Elmore and Jordan Elmore. He is also survived by five great grandchildren; brothers Doyle Elmore and wife Sue, Raymond Elmore and wife Oleta, Harvey Elmore, Lonnie Elmore and wife Rikki; sisters Linda Bennett, Joyce Gillespie, Nancy Dunsmore, Peggy Allen and husband Robert, Andra Jones and husband Ronnie, Rebecca Hall and husband Danny. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews he dearly loved.
Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Trinity Assembly of God, 109 FM 2452 with Rev. James Williams officiating. The reading of the obituary will be delivered by Rev. Keith Berry. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Elmore, Stephen Elmore, Joshua Elmore, Zach Elmore, Jordan Elmore, Jeremy Clark-McKay, Benjamin Feese, Luis Castillo.
Although he is no longer with us, find solace in your faith by Rev. 21:4, "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain."
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patricia Ann (Atkins) Lewis
Mar 22, 1947 - Apr 2, 2017

Patricia Ann Lewis, 70, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 22, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida to Benjamin Franklin Atkins and Jo Ann Whitis Atkins. She retired as an office manager for Texas Highway Department in April 2010 after 43 years of service. She loved her job and the people she worked with. She also served as President of HOA for her neighborhood.
Patricia was an Elvis fan with being part of the Elvis Fan Club in her younger years. She enjoyed shopping and decorating her home. Most of all she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.
She was preceded in death by her mother Joan Whitis Atkins and father Frank Atkins. She leaves behind two loving sons and daughter-in-law, Matt Morgan, Chad Morgan and wife Cathy; grandchildren Cassie Morgan and Colton, Dylan Morgan and Peyton Morgan; one great grandbaby on the way; sister Pam Legett and husband Carey; brother Ron Atkins; nieces Jennifer Rogers and husband Phillip, Jayne Halcomb and husband Brendan and great niece Jaycie. She is also survived by numerous other relatives in Alabama.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Resthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jettie Sue (Smith) Hunt
Oct 18, 1935 - Apr 1, 2017

Jettie Sue Hunt, 81 of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was born Oct. 18, 1935 in Dallas to John Ed and Blanche Smith. Jettie worked at DISD for 27 years. She loved to travel, cook, shop and going to Casino's. She wanted to travel the world. She loved spending time and going places with her brothers. Above all she loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Austin Flint Hunt of 40 plus years, daughter Debra Gail Hunt West, great granddaughter Shae and two sisters. She is survived by her four sons, Gil Hunt, Steve Hunt, Archie Hunt and wife Julie, Alec Hunt and significant Karla Gorbete; 13 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sister Peggy; brothers John Ed Smith and wife Carolyn, Jimmy Neil Smith, Jerry Wayne Smith and wife Kathy; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Clellon Hines Lyons
Apr 1, 1876 - Feb 17, 1929

CELLON H. LYONS PASSED AWAY HERE SUNDAY EVENING

Cellon H. Lyons, 51, died at his residence 517 West Second avenue, shortly after 7 o’clock Sunday night and the funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Petty’s Chapel church with burial in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. J. B. Bennett, Mrs. R. A. Henderson, Misses Barbara, Mary Ann and Clellie Lyons, all of Corsicana; two sons, Bank Lyons and Aubrey Lyons both of Corsicana, one little sister, Mrs. Barbara Blackstock, Illinois; one brother, Marion Lyons, Mendon, La., and three half brothers, all of Louisiana.

Pallbearers were Sam Butler, Walter Hayes, Mose Wells, John Bragg of Roane, Will Harrell and W. E. Bragg.

Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral.

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Andrew John Jackson
Mar 14, 1852 - Jan 9, 1929

KERENS RESIDENT DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIED THURSDAY

KERENS, Jan. 12—Funeral services for A. J. Jackson, aged 77 years, who died Wednesday night at 10 o’clock after a short illness with flu, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everhart, pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. J. U. McAfee, pastor of the Methodist church.

Mr. Jackson was born in Mississippi but had resided in the Kerens neighborhood for 42 years.

Survivors are his wife, nine children, W. B. Jackson, Kerens; Mrs. Jimmie Simmons, Kerens; Mrs. William Simmons, Plainview; John Jackson, Corsicana; Virgil Jackson, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Florence Huddleston, Shawnee, Okla.; Mrs. Truddie Lowe, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Mamie Collins, Kerens; Mrs. Eddie Pierson, Oklahoma City, Okla., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 12, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Cemetery list has Andrew J. Jackson, obit says A. J. Jackson but death certificate says John Andrew Jackson, informant is W. B. Jackson-- wife’s obit says A. J. )
  • h/o Eva E. “Evie” (Dunlap) Jackson

Pete Michael Howell
May 2, 1962 - Feb 26, 2017

Pete Michael Howell, 54, was born May 2, 1962. He passed away suddenly Sunday, Feb. 26th, 2017.
Pete was loyal to a fault and loved his family. He would do anything for Brenda and his daughter Sabrina. Anytime his folks needed his help, he was there. He and his dad together built the lake house he so loved. It was always a work in progress but a pure labor of love. He also was the go-to guy for everyone. If Pete couldn't fix it, it couldn't be fixed. The last big project he worked on was the newly purchased house that was going to be his and Brenda's forever home. They were so excited to watch the progress as Pete renovated, built and changed it all to make it their own special place.
He was predeceased by his parents Larry and Peggy Howell and his sister Patti.
Pete is survived by his beloved wife Brenda Howell, his loving daughter Sabrina Howell and nephews Evan and Gareth Pritchard. A second family of in-laws in Canada will miss Pete dearly. Brenda's parents, Bruno and Hertha Buchstein, sisters Dolores (Ron) and Linda (Jon) along with nieces Megan (Bennett), Stephanie, Samantha and nephew Kent.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1400 S. Cooper Street in Arlington. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. with interment to follow in Kerens at the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home

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  • h/o Brenda (Buchstein) Howell - s/o Larry Don Howell and Margaret Frances "Peggy" (Gulley) Howell
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Hugh Vernon Fullerton, Jr.
Jun 19, 1928 - Jan 8, 2017

Hugh V. Fullerton, Jr. of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 8 at the age of 88. He was born June 19, 1928 to Hugh V., Sr., and Willie Mae Fullerton.
He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Sanctuary Choir. He served on the Corsicana ISD School Board for eight years. He also served on the Board of First National Bank and its successors. Hugh was a member of the National Regional Board of Affiliated Food Stores and was the owner of Fullerton Grocery in Corsicana for 46 years.
Over the course of 50 years, Hugh built a herd of red Angus cattle that continues to be in operation today. Its success and longevity are due to his stewardship of the land and his love for raising cattle. He was an advocate and supporter of the Commercial Heifer Division of the Navarro County Youth Expo.
Hugh possessed a kind and compassionate way that made him loved by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joann Fullerton and son Bill Fullerton.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Caroline; daughter, Ann Boling; step-daughter, Bobbette and husband Elbert Butler of Frost; grandchildren, Will Fullerton and wife Christian of Austin, Clayton Fullerton of Austin, Brett Caroline and husband Randal Schmidt of Ennis; great grandsons, William Rowell Fullerton and James Schmidt and soon to be great-granddaughter, Emilia Schmidt.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services are set to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Don Scott officiating and Dr. Danny Reeves assisting. Graveside Services will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Carey Ford officiating.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Will and Clayton Fullerton, Elbert Butler, Preston Hall, Eugene (Sonny) Teague and Desi Castillo.
Memorials may be made to the Navarro County Youth Expo, Commercial Heifer Division or Good News Cafe Ministry of First Baptist Church, Corsicana.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Joseph Estelle “Joe” Grizzard
Sep 22, 1876 - Feb 25, 1929

Alma Man Buried Tuesday at Rice

RICE, March 2.—Joseph Estell Grizzard, 52, died at his home in Alma Monday following ill health for several years, and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with burial in Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, one son and one brother.

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Jonathan Woodville Hobbs
Jan 8, 1853 -Feb 21, 1929

Pioneer Citizen of Rice Community Dies

RICE, Feb. 25.—Funeral services were held here Friday, for J. W. Hobbs, pioneer citizen of this community, who died Thursday. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are four sons and four daughters.

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Daniel Newton Scott
Apr 8, 1854 - Feb 18, 1928

Aged Man Buried At Dawson Sunday

DAWSON, Feb. 21.—Funeral services for D. N. Scott, aged 74 years, who died in Dallas, Saturday morning, were held at the Stansell Baptist church Sunday afternoon with interment in the Dover cemetery. He formerly resided in the Stansell community.

Surviving are five children—Ernest and Grover C. Scott, both of Dallas; Mrs. Will Milligan, Dallas; H. H. Scott, Dawson and Mrs. J. C. Mitchell, Waco; one brother, Bob Scott, West; one sister, Mrs. John Hickey, Commerce.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, February 24, 198
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sara Francis (Gore) Scott married Jun. 27, 1877 died in Arkansas 2nd wife Hollie E. (Gray) Scott married Apr. 10, 1884; s/o John Wesley Scott & Susannah (Earp) Scott

Sarah E. (Stewart) Spruiell
Oct 1850 - Mar 19, 1929

AGED RESIDENT OF HUBBARD WAS BURIED THERE WEDNESDAY

HUBBARD, March 23.—Mrs. A. P. Spruiell, 78, died at her home here Tuesday night and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Dover cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, W. W. Spruiell, Rodney; Jerry Spruiell, Hubbard; Simon Spruiell, Tohoka; two daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Richardson, Hubbard; Mrs. Mollie Stinson, Fort Worth; 40 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Lori Renee (Murray) Boyte
Feb 1, 1966 - Mar 9, 2017

Lori Murray Boyte, 51 of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Dallas. She was born Feb. 1, 1966 in Dallas to J.R. and Jo Murray.
She was a member of the Mildred Baptist Church and had been employed with Mildred ISD for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jo Murray; brothers, Darren Murray, Rick Taylor, Bill Taylor and Benny Taylor.
She is survived by her husband, Bradley of Corsicana; father, J.R. Murray of Pursley; children, Courtney Aguado and husband Josh of Corsicana, Michael Withrow and Sarah of Corsicana and Christin Boyte and Bailey of Frisco; brother, Reggie Taylor of Terrell; three grandchildren, Riggen, Josie and Alena and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Amy Nicole (West) Crayton
May 4, 1981 - Apr 30, 2017

Amy Nicole Crayton, 35, of Frost passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born May 4, 1981 in Corsicana.
She is survived by her husband, Sherman Crayton; children, Alexandra and Tyler Crayton; mother, Sandra Wickware; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Aubree Wickware, and two nephews and one niece, Tanner, Bentley and Savannah Wickware.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Frost Baptist Church with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow in the Frost Cemetery

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  • w/o Sherman Crayton; d/o Glenwood Roger West & Sandra (Dotson) West-Wickware
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Frances Evelyn (Hall) Guinn
Jun 29, 1943 - May 17, 2017
 
Frances Evelyn Guinn, 73, of Frost passed away May 17, 2017.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 19 at Corley Blooming Grove Chapel.
A Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 in the Frost Cemetery with Pastor Steven Burleson officiating.


 

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Frances Evelyn Guinn, 73, of Frost passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Twilight Home. She was born on June 29, 1943 in Waller County, Texas to William Monroe and Aubrey Lee (McKnight) Hall.

She was a loving mother and grandmother with a sense of humor that was funny and sometimes mischievous. She enjoyed listening to country music while taking a ride around town and spent a lot of time fishing with her family. She loved to cook and was known to make a large amount of Thanksgiving pies. She was one of a kind and full of love. She devoted her time and love to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Aubrey Hall; daughter, Pamela Dale Duke; son, Howard Eugene Duke; siblings, Patricia Crocker, Jean Lasell, Carolyn Gully, and Merle Hall.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Guinn; children, Peggy Hannon and husband Mike of Waco, TX, Patricia Ybarra and husband Zeke of Frost, TX, Paula Ybarra and husband Albert of Waco, TX, Aubrey May and husband Dwayne of Frost, TX, Johnny Monroe McRae and wife Tina of Itasca, TX, Stephen Bentford McRae of Waxahachie, TX, and Milton McRae of Waco, TX; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; as well as 2 brothers-in-law, John Lasell and Emil Gully; and a sister-in-law, Nelda Hall.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at the Corley Blooming Grove Chapel. Graveside service will be on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00AM at Frost Cemetery with Pastor Steven Burleson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Steven McRae, Milton McRae, Ronnie Cooper, Trey Gully, Chris Belcher, Douglas McRae, Anthony McRae, and Braden Alvarez.
Corley Funeral Home

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  • w/o Bobby Guinn; d/o William Monroe Hall & Aubrey Lee (McKnight) Hall
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Edna A. (Barritt) Hines
Nov 6, 1925 - May 16, 2017

 
Edna A Hines, age 91, died May 16, 2017 in Corsicana. She was born to Fred M. Barritt and Pearl Allan Stanley in Sapulpa Oklahoma, Nov. 6, 1925. Edna's great grandmother, Nancy Ralston (adopted name) as a young girl was the family's Creek and Cherokee member separated from them by history's Trail of Tears. At age 19 Edna left Oklahoma for Indiana to help care for her sister and sister-in-law.
In Indiana, Edna met and married Leo Walker Hines who worked with Edna's brother at Conoco Oil following their tours of service in WWII. They had five children, Mollie and Leo Jr., born in Evansville Indiana and John, Mary and James, born in Decator, Illinois. Family was her life. At one point, they had their children in four different schools. Until Leo Sr.'s death in 1972, one rarely saw them as a couple without their children. The family moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma in June of 1966. Edna was very active in school and church activities as a member of the Catholic Churchs in Mowequa, Ill., Assumption, Ill., Wewoka, and Shawnee, Oklahoma and Immaculate Conception Church in Corsicana.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Walker Sr., all five siblings, Charles Prindle, James and Cecil Barritt, Alice Williams, and Josephine Hopper, granddaughter Angela Hines and son John Hines.
She is survived by daughters Mollie Buthod of Corsicana and Mary Hines; sons Leo Jr. and James of Shawnee Oklahoma.
Wake and Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at St. Benedicts, 632 N. Kickapoo Avenue, Shawnee.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Benedicts.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery next to her husband.

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Joan (Douglas) Bowling
Dec 13, 1925 - May 12, 2017

Joan Douglas Bowling, 91, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. A native Texan, she was born Dec. 13, 1925 to Robert Emmett and Leila Hart Douglas in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Col (USAF) Temple Bowling. Mrs. Bowling is survived by her brother, Robert Emmett Douglas Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Marietta, Georgia; son Temple Bowling IV and his wife, Janice, of Tullahoma, Tennessee; daughter, Melissa Bowling Tubbs of Montgomery, Alabama; son, Stephen Douglas Bowling and his wife, Shirley, of Huntsville, Alabama; daughter, Laura Bowling Steiner and her husband, John, of Montgomery, Alabama; six grandchildren, Temple Bowling V and his wife, Kimberly, of Berry, Alabama; Elizabeth Hart Bowling of Tullahoma, Tennessee; Jonathan Clark Bowling and his wife, Jackie, of Knoxville, Tennessee; Lisa Turner Dobbs and her husband, Kenny, of Millbrook, Alabama; Stephanie Bowling Little and her husband, Garrett, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Liza Jane Bowling of Huntsville, Alabama; nine great grandchildren, Temple Bowling VI, Walter Chandler Bowling, and Tyner Elizabeth Bowling all of Berry, Alabama; Sarah Katharine Turner and Charles Davis Turner of Millbrook, Alabama; Anna Katherine Bowling, Jonathan Clark Bowling II, Elizabeth Elaine Bowling, and Benjamin Temple Bowling all of Knoxville, Tennessee and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation and funeral services were held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama with internment at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery. The Rev. Claude McRoberts, Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) officiated and Southern Memorial Funeral Home directed.
Donations in her memory may be made to Life Choices Pregnancy Support Center, PO Box 352, Winchester, Tennessee 37356 (lifechoiceswinchester.org), to Blue Monarch, PO Box 1207, Monteagle, Tennessee 37356 (bluemonarch.org) or to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1728 South Hull St, M

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Sung Hui (Yi) Rathburn
Aug 28, 1940 - May 12, 2017

Mrs. Sung Hui Rathburn, 76, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
At her wish, she was cremated and no services are planned. An interment will be held at the DFW National Cemetery at a later date.
 

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Mrs. Sung Hui Rathburn, age 76, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born on August 28, 1940 in Kyougki-do, Korea to Ung San Yi and Oak Sun Chang.

She married Robert C. Rathburn on May 16, 1971 in Seoul, Korea. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was a devoted wife and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, and her niece and nephew.

No formal visitation is scheduled for Mrs. Rathburn. There will be a memorial service at a later date at DFW National Cemetery.

Rathburn was cremated under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie George Davis, Jr.
at 1933 - Apr 26, 2017

Willie George Davis, Jr., 84, of Mexia passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Providence Health Care Center in Waco.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship in Corsicana with bishop William Lewis officiating and pastor Henry Chambers, Jr., as eulogist
Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Linda Sue "Susie" (Swank) Hickey-McDaniel-(Swank)
Oct 30, 1939 - Apr 17, 2017

Susie Swank, 77 of Kerens, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Navarro Regional Hospital.
Susie was an advocate of CASA. CASA is a national volunteer movement that began more than 30 years ago consisting of volunteers who provide the courts with the detailed information needed to protect children's best interests and ensure that they are placed in a safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
She is survived by daughters, Diana Hickey of Kerville and Julie Stewart of Kerens; sons, David Hickey of Austin and James Hickey of Fredericksburg; brother, William David Swank of Ft. Worth; six grandchildren, Blair Mack, Katherin Marlow, Grace Hickey, Aiden Hickey, Vincent Hickey and Mason Stewart and two great grandchildren, Caroline and Henry Mack.
Memorial service is scheduled for 11 A.M. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens. Bro. David LeFlore officiating.
The family has requested that memorials may be made to the Swank Encampment Fund c/o First Baptist Church P.O. Box 219 Kerens, Texas 75144.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Note: Buried in Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX - w/o Charles Kinman Hickey Feb 26, 1960 and Douglas M. McDaniel Oct 11, 1983 - d/o Rev. William Fred Swank and Mollie Elizabeth (McClure) Swank

Laurel Suzanne (Speir) Witten
July 18, 1934 - May 14, 2017

Laurel Suzanne Speir Witten, 82, of Corsicana passed away at home on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Laurel was a devout Christian and a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who filled her home with laughter and joy. She was known for her love of children, dogs and birds, and all of God's creation.
Laurel was born on July 18, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan. Her family moved to North Carolina and she graduated from St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Academy in Asheville. In 1956, she received her degree in psychology from Southwestern at Memphis, where she was active in the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She worked at General Motors in Detroit, and at Procter & Gamble in Dallas.
Laurel married Dr. James Fair Witten in Detroit in 1960. They lived in Dallas, before finally settling in Corsicana. Following the birth of their first child, Laurel focused her attention on her family and home. She was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, serving as director of the Altar Guild, Children's Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and as Chairman of the United Thank Offering Committee for the Diocese of Dallas. She faithfully attended Community Bible Study. Laurel was also active in the community, preparing and delivering meals for Food for Fitness, along with husband, Jim, volunteering with the Red Cross, serving on the Board of Directors for The Warehouse Theatre, and on the School Board of James L. Collins Catholic School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Charles Henry Speir and Gertrude Florence Kreis Speir of Corsicana, and by her sister, Carlin Speir Alexander.
She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Dr. James Fair Witten, sister Nancy Speir Johnson of Michigan, children Christie and husband Joey Cummings of Temple, Jennifer Clearman of Houston, Jeff and wife Jennifer Kates Witten of Agoura Hills, California, son-in-law Scott Clearman of Houston; grandchildren Katherine and Anna Leigh Clearman, Lauren and Leigh Cummings and Alex and Carter Witten, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. John's Episcopal Church. Laurel's ashes will be interred in the columbarium at St. John's Church.

The family would like to especially thank Laurel's caregivers, Pat Gardner, Mildred Jackson, Roslyn Eldridge, Regina Edwards and Tolanda Mitchell, who provided loving and excellent care. The family is also grateful for the care provided by Cedar Lake Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorials to The Warehouse Theatre, James L. Collins Catholic School, The UT Southwestern Medical Center Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the American Parkinson's Disease Association, or to the charity of their choice.
Corley Funeral Home.

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Virginia Lorene (Hagle) Lawrence
Dec 21, 1927 - May 22, 2017

 
Virginia Lorene (Hagle) Lawrence, 89, of Dawson, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 in Corsicana.
Lorene was born Dec. 21, 1927 near Brushie Prairie to Elmer and Ruth (Kendall) Hagle. She lived most of her life in the Dawson area and was a graduate of Dawson High School. After high school graduation, she obtained a Telegraph Operator Certificate.
Lorene then married Joe Lawrence, Jr. of Dawson. She and Joe owned and operated a sandwich shop and hardware store in Dawson for several years.
Lorene was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lawrence, Jr. in 1988, her son, Gary Lawrence in 2010 and by three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by one sister, Bettie Spruiell of Dawson; two grand daughters, Dixie Forcht and husband, Craig of Chelsea, Iowa and Hollie Hollis of Pilot Point; nine great grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews and other extended family members and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Robert Barnett and Rev. Steve Burleson officiating.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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John George Matous
Feb 27, 1938 - Apr 19, 2017
 
John George Matous, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Rice, Texas.
John was born in Ennis, Texas on Feb. 27, 1938 to Jerry and Frances (Vlk) Matous, Sr. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from St John High School in 1956. On Nov. 22, 1961 he married the love of his life Jeanette Reznicek and they made their home originally in Virginia Beach, VA, then to Forney, Texas and settled in Rice for the last 48 years. He served his country proudly in the United States Army.
John was self-employed as a carpenter with his brothers for many years and was the co-owner and operator of Ennis-U-Rent businesses in Ennis and Corsicana. He also worked farming and ranching. He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJT and WFLA. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, working in his vegetable garden and raising doves. John had many interests and enjoyed many things, but his family and especially his grandchildren were the joy of his life.
He is survived by sons: John M. Matous and wife, Janet and Jason Matous and wife, Sharon; daughters: Julie Moore and husband, James and Jennifer VanZuuk; six grandchildren: Lane Matous, Dylan Moore, Hayley VanZuuk, Riley Moore, Trey VanZuuk and Matt Matous; one great-grandchild, Jett Brown; brothers: Jerry Matous, George Matous, Joe Matous, Walter Matous and Bobby Matous; sisters: Frances Novotny, Helen Barak, JoAnn Baw and Peggy Marroquin along with a multitude of extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jeanette Matous on Feb. 9, 2015.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Rosary at 5 p.m.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at in St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Fr. John Dick as celebrant. Pallbearers will be Joe Matous, Mark Matous, Danny Matous, Lane Matous, Dylan Moore, Riley Moore, Trey VanZuuk and Matt Matous. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Carole Elaine (Read) Limerick
Apr 4, 1948 - Apr 26, 2017

Carole Elaine Limerick, age 69, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at her residence in Star Harbor with her loving family by her side. She was born April 4, 1948 in Laurel, Mississippi to Iva and Webster Read. Carole's formal education included earning diplomas from Jones County Junior College in Ellsville, Mississippi and Jackson Commercial College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Carole and her family moved to Corsicana in 1978. She worked with the hearing impaired students at Sam Houston School. Carole never left a kid behind. She worked for more than 20 years at Ray's Transport as an outstanding transportation manager. As long as Carole's children were in elementary school she worked part time. Her commitment was to her faith, her family and friends. She was a great domestic engineer, seamstress, artist (both in oils and water colors.)
She was a resident of Star Harbor for the past 12 years. She was a 26 year veteran of Multiple Sclerosis and her "special needs" placed her homebound, but she was surrounded by wonderful friends and neighbors. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Malakoff and had a special association with the joy class.
Carole was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Patsy Browning.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Curtis Van Limerick; her daughter, Michelle Diane McClain and husband Rodney of Tool; her son, Christopher Read Limerick of Gun Barrel City; her granddaughters Ashley and Katelynn McClain; her brother-in-law, Tom Browning; numerous cousins, two grand dogs and a hamster named Mr. Pickles.
Visitation with the family will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Malakoff. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Malakoff with Pastor Jody Jones and Chaplain Steven Burnett officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Shannon Heaton, Brandon Johnson, Max Merkley, Steven Deal, Tre Hollingsworth, Stoney Carpenter and Jim Gilfillan. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Hayes and Rodney McClain. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens, Texas.
Memorials may be made to The Regional Day School Program for the Deaf at 2200 W. Fourth Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110. The family thanks with their deepest appreciation the caregivers that Carole had; Betty Phillips and the staff of Asana Hospice.
Carole's Epitaph: "End of Construction, Thanks for your patience."
Corley Funeral Home

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Don Tyrone Slater
Nov 27, 1938 - Apr 18, 2017

Don T. Slater, 78, of Navarro Mills, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born Nov. 27, 1938 in Dawson to Elvin and Beulah (Copley) Slater. He lived most all his life in the Dawson area and was a graduate of Dawson High School. Don married Mary Ann Toten on July 1, 1967 at a relative's home near Navarro Mills. He was a former longtime employee of the Corsicana Daily Sun where he worked as a press man and as a camera man. Don later restored and sold automobiles, particularly Chevrolet Corvettes and worked with his nephew at Slater's Custom Paint where they did custom motorcycle tank painting. He was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.
Don was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Ann Slater of Navarro Mills; a daughter, Kim Renfro and husband, Bud of Navarro Mills; two grandchildren, Jordan Renfro and Nick Renfro of Navarro Mills; a brother, Ronnie Slater and wife, Mary Evelyn of Navarro Mills and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Wade Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Steve Burleson and Rev. Ben Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josh Duke, Bryer Duke, Drew Walter, Ricky French Jr., Mike Slater and Steve Slater.
Memorial donations may be made to Navarro Mills Baptist Church, 1095 FM 667, Purdon, Texas 76679.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Richard Larry Cottongame
July 20, 1955 - Apr 17, 2017
 
Richard Larry Cottongame, 61, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 in Fort Worth. He was born on July 20, 1955 to Clyde Cottongame and Polly Ruth Yates Cottongame. A resident of Fort Worth for the past 55 years, he retired from Miller Brewing Co. after 40 plus years of service. He enjoyed fishing on his boat, and his cabin in Port Aransas.
Richard is survived by his Father Clyde Cottongame Sr. of Dawson; daughter, Stephanie Reynolds of Joshua; brothers, Clyde Cottongame Jr. and wife, Joni, and Glenn Cottongame and wife, Helene; granddaughters, Christine Wilson and Jordan Reynolds; brother-in-law, Joel Hancock; nieces and nephews, Seth Cottongame, Ben and Kim Cottongame, Misty Cottongame, Jimmy Cottongame, Angela Balderas, Brian and Jennifer Hancock, and Erin and David Lee, and a host of family and friends.
He was well loved by all.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Interment to follow at Dawson Cemetery in Navarro County.

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Janet (Pritchett) Skinner-Parker
July 2, 1943 - Apr 7, 2017

Janet Pritchett Skinner Parker, 73, of McDonough, Georgia passed away April 7, 2017 in Stockbridge, Georgia. She was born July 2, 1943 in Eureka, Texas.
She is survived by her husband Hoyt Parker, son Clay Skinner of Indiana, daughter and son-in-law Sherry and Steven Crown of Stockbridge, Georgia, and Rockford Parker of McDonough, Georgia, sisters Rosa Coley of Dallas, Joann Warren of Corsicana, Nancy Berry of Kerens, brother and sister-in-law Buddy and Myrtle Pritchett of Eureka, granddaughters Austin Crown and Lauren Skinner of Georgia and even more cherished extended and blended family members in Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband James Skinner, parents Kennard and Viola Pritchett, brother Harold Pritchett, and grandson Corbin Skinner.

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Matt Gustav Parisoff
June 1, 1956 - Apr 12, 2017
 

Matt Gustav Parisoff was called home by his Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri on June 1, 1956 to Gus and Erma Parisoff.
Matt was fifth of seven children born to them. Matt was an expert marksman and fire arms instructor. He was a member of the IPSC, International Practical Shooting Confederation. He placed top 10 in the world class competition in the late 70s. He trained with Ray Chapman Academy and Jeff Cooper Academy. Matt was also a registered Schutzhund dog trainer even working with the Buchanan County Sheriff's department and the Corsicana Police Department. His prize dog and companion was Spartacus, an American Stafford Terrier. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Corsicana and a fourth degree Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife Ruth, of 32 years; children, Jason Sanchez, Juanita Aradondo, and Naomi Fills; seven grandchildren Brycen, Dija, Kayla, Alissa, Havier, Jade and Michael; brother Mark Parisoff and sister's Jana Donaldson, Mimi Bosch, Tena Parisoff, and Cara Morrison; uncle Tom Parisoff, aunts Frances Bidding, and Dona Kemmer, along with numerous nieces and nephews. His sister Myra Heinz preceded him in death on Feb. 8, 2017. Above all Matt loved God and his family.
A memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

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Kevin Edward Tucker
July 20, 1953 - Apr 24, 2017
 

Kevin Edward Tucker, 63 of Corsicana went to the Lord early morning on Monday, April 24, 2017 after a long struggle with declining health. Kevin was born July 20, 1953 in Sydney, Montana to Curtis Edward Tucker and Edna "Jake" Christina Jacobson. Kevin and his family moved to the West Texas town of Muleshoe, after the tragic death of his father at the age five. It was in Muleshoe where he learned to work, after being taken under the wing of M. D. Gunstream, a local rancher and banker. By the age of 12, Kevin would go to the farm, change out row pipe or do whatever M.D. had assigned him, go to school, and then return to the farm to finish up his tasks. Kevin loved to live the cowboy life and needed a horse. He rode his bicycle around Muleshoe selling donuts, to add to his farm wages. He finally got his horse and would walk two miles each day to the corral to feed his horse. As Kevin grew older, M.D. incorporated banking into his daily work program. He advanced from rolling coins and fetching donuts, to being competent in every area of banking. When possible, he naturally enjoyed participating in local rodeos. When his studies at Amarillo College didn't appear to be Kevin's interest, M.D. strongly suggested he join the Texas Department of Banking. Kevin's career as a State Bank Examiner lasted eight years, two of which were in Austin as an Assistant Departmental Examiner. In 1984, W. D. "Hank" Wyatt encouraged him to interview with a newly chartered bank in Corsicana, City National Bank. Kevin's love of banking, ranching, and community continued for 30 more years in Corsicana as a Director and Executive Vice President and then President of City National.
Kevin served on the boards of many local charities and was active in the Meals for Wheels program, United Way, was a reading mentor at CISD, and was President of the Rotary Club and YMCA. As Kevin's health began to decline, he retired in 2014.
Throughout his life, Kevin continued to live his West Texas cowboy ways, not only wearing his cowboy boots, but also putting others first and trying to "do the right thing." He loved everyone around him and never found a stranger he couldn't strike up a conversation with, often leaving them laughing.
He was preceded in death by his father Curtis Edward Tucker; sister, Christina Black and father-in-law, Bob Belt.
Kevin is survived by his wife of 36 years Dana Tucker of Corsicana; his mother, Edna Black of Corsicana; daughter, Callie Hawkinson and husband Shawn of Corsicana; son, Kevin "Ket" Edward Tucker, Jr.; three grandchildren, Jack Hawkinson, Eli Hawkinson and Lily Hawkinson. He is also survived by two brothers, Lance Tucker of Cleburne and Vance Tucker of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Debra Trujillo; sister-in-law, Darla Dear and husband Wales; brother-in-law, Robert Belt; mother-in-law, Edna Belt and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Thomas Melvin "Tom/Boe" Lowe
Feb 7, 1934 - Apr 5, 2017
 

Thomas Melvin "Tom/Boe" Lowe of Plano passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born Feb. 7, 1934 to Thomas Chester and Dura (Dockery) Lowe in Navarro County, Texas. Tom married Anne Kerley on December 21, 1957 in Kerens. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.
Tom worked as a mechanic for Braniff Airlines for over 25 years. He went on to work for Mobil in Richardson for 20 years and then spent 13 years working for O'Reilly Auto Parts in Plano. He was of the Church of Christ Faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Dura Lowe; and brother, Billy M. Lowe.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Anne of Plano; daughters, Renee and her friend, Richard, Andrea and husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Joel and wife, Chandra, Krystle and husband, Mark, Rhys and friend, Pam; great-grandsons, Bradley, Wesley, Lane; sister, Barbara and husband, Mike Gentry; and several nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.

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Patricia Lynn "Trish" (Morgan) Zoch
Sep 23, 1963 - Apr 6, 2017
 

Patricia "Trish" Lynn Morgan-Zoch, 53, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born Sept. 23, 1963 in Homestead, Florida to Robert and Gwendolyn Morgan.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was extremely generous and she never met a stranger, expressing her kindness to everyone that she met. She traveled extensively during her younger years as an "Army Brat" until finally settling in the Corsicana area. She enjoyed playing solitaire and scratch-off tickets as well as crocheting. She loved watching the Dallas Cowboys and was an avid O.U. fan. The love she showed to her family, friends and her "fur babies" will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert R. and Gwendolyn F. Morgan; and her brother, James D. Morgan.
She is survived by her husband, Terry Zoch of Corsicana; children; Reva Morgan of Tulsa, Oklahoma, John "Tommy" Maurer and wife Keri Hunter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Rachael "R.D." Lubitz and husband James of Lexington Park, Maryland; grandchildren, Sarina Vance, Emily Vance, Debra Maurer, Logan Lubitz, Teresa Hunter and Kaden Hunter; siblings, Sondra Maurer and husband John of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Robert Morgan and wife Kimberly of Greenville, Pennsylvania, and Michael Morgan and wife Christina of Edmond, Oklahoma; as well as her nieces and nephews, Richard Hill, Dustin Morgan, Michaela McKeechan, Cory Morgan, Jeremy Morgan and Courtney Morgan.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 10, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Harmony Christian Ministries in Corsicana. Officiating the service will be Pastor Tony Stephens. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas.

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Katye (Bonner) Lee
Oct 30, 1925 - Apr 8, 2017
 

Services for Katye Bonner Lee, 91, of Gladewater will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Gladewater with Rev. Dick Dobbins and Rev. Wayne Flowers officiating. Interment will follow at Gladewater Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater. Mrs. Lee passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Gladewater.
Mrs. Lee was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Eureka, Texas, to the late John Bonner and Effie Shields. Katye was a longtime faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Gladewater where she served in many capacities including treasurer, youth minister, a long-time member of the Genesis Sunday school class, and was a founding member of the Creative Christians, a group which raised money for the church. Katye served on the Gladewater Rodeo Association as well as in many other community areas. She was retired from TP&L after many years of service as the administrative assistant for the district manager in Sulphur Springs. Katye's life was devoted to serving her Lord and her community. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker who will be dearly missed by all the loving family and friends she leaves behind.
Katye is survived by her sons and their wives, Danny and Tina Lee of Longview, and Doug and Barbara Lee of Maryland; four grandchildren: Robert Lee and wife Darcie, Colin Lee, Christopher Lee and fiancé' Meredith Irwin and Stephanie Lee; three great-grandchildren: Payten Hollis, Parker Lee and Landrie Lee; nephews John Bonner and Wesley Bonner, as well as many other loving family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 69 years, Bob Lee, and son David Lee.

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Reita Joyce (Daily) Hollingsworth
May 28, 1924 - Apr 4, 2017

Reita Joyce Hollingsworth of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Heritage Oaks Village in Corsicana. She was born May 28, 1924, in Euless to Rev. E. M. and Ethel Daily. She was a 4-C Business College graduate and worked as secretary for the general manager at Brazos Electric Power Co-Op, giving up her position to allow her husband, Dan Sr., to begin his career there. She also worked several other office positions over the years in Waco. When her boys were younger, she contributed her time and effort in support of church, school, Little League activities and being a Cub Scout den mother. She liked to travel and camp. Being outdoors and tending her plants were also enjoyable to her. Her favorite pastime, however, was sewing and she was an excellent seamstress, spending countless hours at the sewing machine. She lovingly cared for her home but the kitchen was her personal domain. Her family, friends and many others enjoyed her cooking and baking skills over the years. Most importantly Reita was a Christian, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, loving her God, her family and home with all her heart.
Reita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dan H. Hollingsworth, Sr.; two brothers, Enoch Daily and Marvin Daily and two sisters, Stella Gwin and Rebecca Daily.
She is survived by two sons, Dan Jr. and Ken Hollingsworth; three grandchildren, Reita Hollingsworth Kelly, Dan Hollingsworth, III and Elizabeth Mayer; three great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Thalia Ponce and Ian Hollingsworth.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park.

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Thomas Melvin "Tom/Boe" Lowe of Plano passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born Feb. 7, 1934 to Thomas Chester and Dura (Dockery) Lowe in Navarro County, Texas. Tom married Anne Kerley on December 21, 1957 in Kerens. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.
Tom worked as a mechanic for Braniff Airlines for over 25 years. He went on to work for Mobil in Richardson for 20 years and then spent 13 years working for O'Reilly Auto Parts in Plano. He was of the Church of Christ Faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Dura Lowe; and brother, Billy M. Lowe.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Anne of Plano; daughters, Renee and her friend, Richard, Andrea and husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Joel and wife, Chandra, Krystle and husband, Mark, Rhys and friend, Pam; great-grandsons, Bradley, Wesley, Lane; sister, Barbara and husband, Mike Gentry; and several nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.
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Elanor Janell (Johnston) Donaho
Sept 2, 1928 - Mar 29, 2017

Elanor Janell Donaho was born September 2, 1928 and went to be with her Savior on March 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Maj. Eddie Leon Donaho; her parents Eva Dee Williamson and Roy Johnston; brothers Weldon Johnston, Roy "Buck" Johnston, Roland Johnston, L.V. "Cotton" Johnston, Sidney Johnston, Gary Johnston; sisters Bennie Crenshaw and Jane Frazier. She is survived by her daughter Susan Ackley of Riverview, Florida; her son-in-law David Ackley, three grandchildren, Aaron Morris and his wife Angela Morris of Austin, Andrew Morris and his wife Magda of New York City, and Ashley Morris of New York City; four great grandchildren, Sophia, Aiden, Matthew and Luke; her surviving sisters, Evalyn Johnston, Charlotte Finch, Annette Dugan; her surviving brothers, Edwin Johnston and wife Lou, Douglas Johnston and wife Georgia; her surviving sisters-in-law Betty Johnston, Beverly Abercrombie, Naomi Johnston and Sheryl Johnston; and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Donaho was born in Powell, Texas, one of fourteen children. She excelled in basketball at Powell High School. During World War II she enjoyed meeting the troop trains and became a pen pal to many soldiers. She fell madly in love and married at 17 years old. She spent the first 20 years of her life as an Army wife, many of them as an Officer's wife moving many times to different military posts. She had great beauty and a fun loving spirit. She signed every card "loads of love" and was able to make everyone laugh. She worked in the retail field eventually retiring from Sears. She enjoyed hosting parties and made lifelong friends easily. Upon her husband's retirement from the U.S. Army, he went to work for the State of Texas which also entailed moving many times within the State. They eventually retired to San Antonio, Texas where she lived another twenty years until her husband's death. Eventually she moved in with her only daughter and son-in-law. She moved along with them within Texas and to Georgia, Connecticut, Roatan, Honduras and Florida. She would often ask, "Isn't it time to move yet?" She was a wonderfully fun and loving grandmother who was adored by her grandchildren. She developed Alzheimer's in her later years and battled it for many years.

Visitation will be held April 2nd at 5-6pm for family and 6-8pm for friends at Mission Park Funeral Chapels Stone Oak, 23755 US-281, San Antonio, Texas 78258. Funeral will be April 3rd at 12pm at Mission Park Funeral Chapels Stone Oak.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate your donations to the Elanor J. Donaho Project for homeless elderly women in New York City. Please contact Ashley Morris at ashleyaustinmorris@gmail.com for details.

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Kimberly Greenwell
Nov 26, 1988 - Mar 29, 2017

Kimberly Greenwell, 28, of Kerens passed away March 29, 2017 at Ennis Hospital.
Kim was a graduate of Kerens High School, Navarro College and North Western State University. She was employed by Northrop Grumman.
She is survived by her parents, Joe and Teresa Greenwell of Kerens; sister, Susan Jock and husband Ryan of Mildred; grandmother, Mary Gail Wooldridge of Red Oak, aunt Dana Argumania and husband Frank of Red Oak aunt Donna Wooldridge of Lake Fork, her loving boyfriend Josh Pitts and Kylei, Jaxson and McKenzie Pitts and Madison Goodwin-Smetzer. She is also survived by Uncle Merl Greenwell and family of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and many cousins.
Kim will dearly be missed by all!
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mary (Williams) Rozelle
Feb 26, 1942 - Mar 31, 2017

Mary Frances Rozelle, a long-time resident of Corsicana, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 in her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 26, 1942 in St. Louis Missouri. Mary graduated High School from Our Lady of Good Council Catholic School in Dallas in 1959 and attended the University of Texas at Arlington.
Mary married Jerry Rozelle on June 16, 1962 and enjoyed over 54 years of marriage. Mary was a fixture in the Corsicana volunteer community as she participated in many volunteer organizations including Meals on Wheels, Alter Society, Pink Lady, Food for Fitness, Council of the Arts, and many others. Most notably she volunteered with the Texas Youth Commission at the Texas State Home on Community Advisory Council for 30 years receiving the TYC statewide volunteer of the year award in 1999 for her fundraising and volunteer work.
Mary loved traveling with family and friends. She enjoyed working the box office and being involved with and attending plays at the Corsicana Warehouse Living Arts Center. She always had a smile to give and compassion for those in need and for many close friends in the community, as well as a love and compassion for helping animals.
She was preceded in death by her father Benjamin Williams, mother Dorothy Williams, and sister Katherine Ann Campisi.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Rozelle; children, Jay and Diane Rozelle, Kevin and Kathy Rozelle, Tim Rozelle and fiancé Cynthia Oden, Mike and Jennifer Rozelle; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nephews Johnny Campisi, Steven Campisi, Chris and Kim Campisi; several grandnephews, and grandnieces, all of whom live in Texas, and brought great joy to her later years.
Visitation/rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Corley's Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Steven Bell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Navarro College Nursing Scholarship Fund, Navarro College, 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110.

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Maurice Georges Joseph Legrand
Sept 23, 1932 - Apr 2, 2017

Maurice Georges Joseph Legrand of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana Sept. 23, 1932, the youngest of the eight children of Georges Emile Legrand and Helene Marie Lafargue.
Maurice is survived by his loving wife of 60 treasured years, Janet Lee Deas Legrand, and their seven children, sons Matthew Maurice Legrand and wife Laura of Sacramento, California, Mark Gerald Legrand and wife Kathleen of Austin, Luke Andrew Legrand and wife Anna of Highland Village; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Legrand Jones and husband Robert of Naples, Florida, Martha Mary Legrand Beck and husband Robert of Cedar Hill; Anne Marie Legrand Brewer and husband Todd of Mesquite and Judith Louise Legrand Kruger and husband Doug of Plano. Also surviving Maurice are 22 grandchildren, Will, Jennifer, Jake, Claire, Drew, Jason, Andy, Ashley, Kate, Emily, Maddie, Stephanie, Jeff, Sean, Kelsey, Kyle, Karlie, John, Daniel, Stefan, Hadley and Sydney. In addition, he is survived by three siblings, Paul Legrand, Jean Legrand and Jacqueline Legrand and 40 nieces and nephews.
Maurice graduated in 1948 from St. Aloysius High School and received both is bachelor's and MBA from Loyola University in New Orleans. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Marines during the Korean War. His career included time at NASA in New Orleans, where he worked during the time of the Apollo Missions. He moved his family to Corsicana in 1976, where he served on the board of the United Way, Camp Fire Girls, Rotary Club and the Warehouse Living Arts Center. He faithfully served his church and the James L. Collins Catholic School as a weekly mentor to the chess club.
After his retirement, Maurice took up golf and one day hit a hole-in-one. As thrilling as that was, the friendship and camaraderie of his golfing pals was the best part of the game.
Maurice was dedicated to his role as father, and instilled in his children as intense love for God, a strong work ethic and a devotion to family. For the last 21 years he gathered them all for a week on the beach so that the bond of family was held sacred. He valued God's love, his marriage, his children and grandchildren. He leaves them his gift of humor to face the rough times.
Being generous in life, Maurice remained so at death, and chose to donate his body to medical research, following the example of his brother-in-law who did the same and said it was the last time one had to serve his fellow man. Amen to that.
A memorial service to honor his memory will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Immaculate Conceptions Catholic Church in Corsicana.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a random act of kindness, donate to a need, say a prayer, or bring a smile. Life is short, God is good, and those Saints keep marching in.

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Charles (Charlie) "Tang" Hayden, Jr.
May 27, 1930 - Apr 4, 2017

Charlie 'Tang' Hayden, Jr., 86, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born May 27, 1930 in Kerens.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals located at 1236 N. Bus. 45 in Corsicana.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at New Hope Baptist Church located at 401. N. Fourth St. in Kerens.

 

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Elbert Glenn Dixson
July 3, 1922 - Mar 21, 2017

Mr. Elbert Glenn Dixson, 83, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Twilight Home. He was born on July 3, 1933 in Kaufman County to Elbert D. and Lucille (Baker) Dixson.
Glenn was a hard working man who dedicated his life to providing for his wife and family. He enjoyed spending his time "tinkering" in his large garage that he loved. He enjoyed fixing and building things whether it was wood work or machines.
He met the love of his life, Peggy, when they were very young children and he instantly fell in love with her. They had a brief separation when he enlisted in the United States Navy and served eight years. Afterwards, fate brought them back together and they have been inseparable ever since. He worked for Sears and retired after 20 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert D. and Lucille Dixson; sister, Melba Rose Dixson and brother, Guy Farrell Dixson.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Peggy (Greenawalt) Dixson; daughters, Tammy Westover, and Deborah Lynn Busby and husband Dan; son, Randy Howard Dixson and wife Kitty; grandchildren, Daniel Busby and wife Ashley, Schelly Busby, and Rhonda Davis and husband Kelly; great-grandchildren, Zach Davis and Ashlee Davis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2:15 p.m. at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery with the U.S. Navy providing military honors. Officiating the service will be Pastor Cory Brand. Pallbearers will be Randy Dixson, Dan Busby, Daniel Busby, and Kelly Davis.

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Dr. James Dotson
Mar 8, 1941 - Mar 27, 2017

Dr. James Dotson, 76 of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born in Hearne to Alfa and Hattie Zenell Dotson March 8, 1941. He was a 1963 graduate of Texas A&M and a 1967 Baylor Medical School. graduate. He married Carol Ann Chapman May 13, 1967 in Gurnard Isle of Wight England. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain.
Dr. Dotson was an Orthopedic Surgeon for 28 years with Medical Arts Clinic and retired January 2002. He was a member of the Lion's Club until he could no longer attend meetings, and a member of the Navarro County Medical Society. Dr. Dotson financially supported agricultural youth organizations and the YMCA. He was also a member of the Navarro County A&M Club.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfa Dotson and mother Hattie Zenell Dotson.
Dr. Dotson leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Carol Ann Dotson; sons, Harry Benjamin Dotson, James Christian Dotson and daughter-in-law Susan Elizabeth Dotson; grandchildren, Lane Benjamin Dotson, Luke James Dotson and their mother Melanie Dotson and Eero Alfa Dotson; one Sister, Nella June Renfroe; nephews, Zene Renfroe and wife Melinda, Clay Renfroe and wife Kerry; nieces, Jan Renfroe Street and husband John, Ann Renfroe; special cousins, Bill Jett and wife Ginna, Rebecca Joy and husband Nick.
Visitation will be held from 6to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service are set to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Suggs Cemetery in Hearne. Pallbearers will be Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr. Scott Middleton, John Paul Ross, Leslie Cotten, Zene Renfroe and Condred Roberts. Honorary Pallbearer will be Dr. James Witten.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Youth Frost, Blooming Grove, Dawson or school of your choice. The Salvation Army 212 E. 1st Ave. Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Richard Allen McClain
Apr 25, 1952 - Mar 21, 2017


Richard Allen McClain, 64, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born April 25, 1952 in Corsicana to J.R. McClain and Lorena Ray McClain.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.R. McClain and mother Lorena Tate. He is survived by his children, Christina Bonner and husband Rickey of Corsicana, Dustin McClain and wife Angel of Fort Worth and Michael McClain and wife Ingrid of Corsicana; brothers, Tony McClain of Corsicana and Bobby McClain of Corsicana. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kaedyn, Adisyn, Teagyn, Donovan, Kyrin, Julian, Sean, Haley, Tyler and Drake.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Calvary Worship Center with Bro Gary Johnson officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Billy Joe Small
July 14, 1947 - Mar 27, 2017

Billy Joe Small, 69 of Frost, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born July 14, 1947 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Harold James and Maggie Small.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert Patten Beene, Judge
Jun 8, 1849 - May 14, 1929

Judge R. P. Beene Buried Recently

Judge R. P. Beene, aged about 82 years, died at his home in the Winkler community several days ago and was buried. He was a blacksmith helper during the Civil War but never was in the service and did not draw a pension.

Judge Beene was a blacksmith in the Winkler community for many years and at the time of his death had been justice of the peace in the Eureka precinct for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, several children and other relatives.

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Examal/Exa Mae (Hood) Ferguson
Aug. 26, 1906 - Mar. 5, 1929

YOUNG STREETMAN WOMAN DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Examal Ferguson, 22, wife of J. E. Ferguson of Streetman, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night at 8:10 o’clock and the funeral was held at the St. Elmo church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Parnell of Streetman. Interment was made in the St. Elmo cemetery.

The funeral was under the direction of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hood, Streetman; five brothers, J. H. Hood, Corsicana; R. T. Hood, Dallas; A. F., W. D., and L. C. Hood, all of Streetman; five sisters, Mrs. S. R. Butler, Mississippi; Mrs. J. T. Dunham, Dallas; Mrs. Vernon Chambliss, Corsicana; Mrs. Ben Horn, Corsicana; Miss Mary Ida Hood, Streetman.

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Martin Clay Haywood
May 12, 1856 - Apr 21, 1929

NATIVE TEXAN, PIONEER RESIDENT STREETMAN, DIES

Martin C. Haywood, 73, native Texan and pioneer resident of the Streetman community, died at the home of his son, C. A. Haywood, at Streetman Sunday night at 8 o’clock, and the funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at St. Elmo cemetery where interment was made.

Several children and other relatives survive.

The funeral was under the direction of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 22, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mattie E. (Shirley) Haywood 2nd wife Lenora N. (Morris) Haywood married Jun. 27, 1887 s/o Martin Charles William Haywood and Nancy (Spivey) Haywood

Robert A. Richardson
Nov 20, 1895 - Apr 10, 1928

Dawson Man Died Kerrville Tuesday

DAWSON, April 13.—Robert Richardson, who resided three miles southeast of Dawson, died at Kerrville, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The body was brought here Wednesday night and interment was made
Thursday in Liberty Hill cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and two children.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 13, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Virginia (Moseley) Richardson married Aug. 15, 1919; s/o Henry W. Richardson & Queen Victoria (Connell) Richardson per death certificate

Ellen Maria (Brinson) Baker
Jul 8, 1874 - Jan 13, 1929

Former Hubbard Woman Is Buried

HUBBARD, Jan. 19.—Mrs. Maria Baker, formerly of the Hubbard community, died at her home in Grandview last Sunday and the funeral was held at the Liberty Hill cemetery Tuesday afternoon where interment was made.

Surviving are one son Stanley Baker, Grandview, one sister, Mrs. Harve Whiteside, Hubbard, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 19, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Maria/Mary E. E. Baker is Ellen Maria (Brinson) Baker d/o John Stanley Brinson and Martha C. (unk) Brinson (her sister Margie Emily (Brinson) Whiteside’s death certificate says d/o Callie Donie Pool) could be Martha Caledonia (Pool) Brinson)

James Franklin "Punk" Valentine
Sep 21, 1928 - Nov 16, 1961

Hold Services J. Valentine
Funeral services for James (Punk) Valentine, 33, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor, Westside Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
A native Corsicanan, Valentine, died Thursday in the Lisbon V. A. Hospital at Dallas following a short illness.
He was a truck driver.
Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Rita Faye Valentine, a son, Jimmy Ray Valentine, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Valentine, all Corsicana; three brothers, Richard Valentine and Billy Ray Valentine, both of Lancaster, and Horace Weldon Valentine, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Lena Rose Bullock, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were M. C. Couthit, Ralph Rainey, Kenneth Wylie, Thomas Webb, Billy Gene Gilliam and James Glasgow.

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Joshua Lucius Halbert, Jr.
Dec 11, 1920 - Jan 3, 1970

Josh L. Halbert Services Held

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m Monday for Josh L. Halbert, 49, of Houston, who died there Saturday. He was born in Corsicana and had lived in Houston the past 13 years where he was employed by the Esso Production Research Co.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and Kappa Sigma fraternity, having received degrees from Virginia Military Institute and the University of Texas. He was a veteran of World War II.

The Rev. H. Lively Brown officiated at the services at Corley Funeral Home Chapel and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. James R. Ruth of Dallas and Mrs. Fanne Halbert Penland of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were James Fortson, Homer Jester, Kay Tatum, R. L. Anderson, Lynn Sanders Jr., Cullen Dunn, William B. Robinson and Dan Story.

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James Sherron Olsen
Sep 7, 1846 - Jan 9, 1929

Pursley Resident Dies While On Visit Daughter at Seymour

J. S. Olsen, aged 82 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. T. Gleghorn, in Seymour Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock, according to word reaching here.

Funeral services will be held some time Friday at the home of his son, W. W. Olsen here. Burial will be in the Pursley cemetery.

The deceased had lived at Pursley for a number of years and was visiting his daughter at the time of his death. He is survived by two sons, W. W. Olsen, Corsicana; J. S. Olsen, Lampasas; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Langston, Corsicana, and Ms. J. T. Gleghorn, Seymour.

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Pursley Resident Who Died in Seymour Is Buried Friday

Funeral services for J. S. Olsen, aged 82 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. T. Gleghorn, in Seymour, Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock, were held Friday morning at 8 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of his son, W. W. Olsen. Rev. H. A. Conway, pastor of Hope Baptist church, officiated at the services. Interment was made in the Pursley cemetery.

The deceased has been a resident in the Pursley community for years and was visiting his daughter at the time of his death.

Surviving are two sons, W. W. Olsen, Corsicana; J. S. Olsen, Lampassas; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Langston, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. T. Gleghorn, Seymour.

The Corsicana Funeral Parlors were in charge of the funeral arrangements,

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John Thomas York
Aug 15, 1853 - Jun 12, 1929

T. J. York, an old resident of Purdon, passed away at his home here Wednesday night. The funeral services were held at the old Pursley cemetery Thursday afternoon, with burial there.

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