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Rita/Rito Vargas Golden
Sep 19, 1886 - Nov 5, 1928

Mrs. Rita Golden Died Here Monday

Mrs. Rita Golden, aged 42 years died at 400 South Twelfth street, Monday night at 9:05 o’clock, and the funeral services were conducted from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Several children survive.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Sun - Tuesday, November 6, 1928 - submitted by Diane Richards
  • Death certificate says male-divorced s/o Delfin Bargas—Mary Golden informant

May Frances Smith
Aug 1, 1911 - Aug 25, 1928

YOUNG GIRL DIED HERE EARLY HOUR SATURDAY MORNING

May Frances Smith, aged 17, daughter of Mrs. B. F. Sullivan, died at the family residence, 400 East Tenth avenue, about 8:15 Saturday morning after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 5:30, Dr. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the rites at Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her mother and other relatives.

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J. Charles “Charlie” Stark
Jan 25, 1887 - Sep 19, 1928

Funeral Services For J. Charles Stark

Funeral services for J. Charles Stark, aged 35, who died as a result of burns about noon Wednesday, were held at Oakwood cemetery, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The pallbearers were J. B. Jones, Fred Wilson, Hugh Cummins, M. J. Coffer, R. P. Petty and J. H. Sheppard.

The deceased was survived by a wife, four children and other relatives.

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Josie Lockie (Martin) Stark-Sutton
Dec. 7, 1887 - May 5, 1959

Mrs. Sutton Services Held

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Josie Sutton, 1805 West Eleventh avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday, morning at the age of 71.

Services were held from the Griffin chapel with the Rev. James Bridges of Denton conducting. He was assisted by Rev. Paul R. Copeland, Dallas. Both are Cumberland Presbyterian ministers. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are three sons, Hassell C. Stark of Alice, Hulbert G. Stark of Belton and Herman H. Stark of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Celleda McDaniel of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; a brother, Osward P. Martin of Garland; a sister, Miss Hallie Martin of Garland; step-mother, Mrs. J. P. Martin of Garland and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe G. Wilson, Bill Hutson, Terry Sutton, Harold West, H. J. Wallace and W. C. McElroy.

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Alice Ann (Toury) McCulloch
Oct 10, 1855 - Jun 20, 1928

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

MRS. ALICE ANN M’CULLOCH BURIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN OAKWOOD

Mrs. Alice Ann McCulloch, aged 72 years, wife of A. J. McCulloch, died at the family residence, 201 East First avenue, Wednesday night at 11 o’clock, following a lingering illness with heart trouble, and the funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery. She was a member of the Episcopal church and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church .

The pallbearers were Mit Sowell, Gus Weidman, Edgar Wareing, J. I. Tucker, C. B. Haley, H. B. Bradley and E. O. Vaughan.

Mrs. McCulloch was born in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 10, 1855. She was married to Alexander James McCulloch at Westernport, Md., April 27, 1876. The family came to Corsicana, Dec. 30, 1879 and Mr. McCulloch was conductor on the H. & T. C. R. R. for many years.

Surviving are her husband and three brothers, three sisters and other relatives who reside in Maryland.

Mrs. McCulloch was a member of the local Rebekah Lodge and the lodge assisted in the funeral services.

Mrs. McCulloch had many friends and all state that she was truly a good woman, ever ready to aid those in trouble and distress.

During all the years that she has resided in Corsicana she has been known for her modest and retiring disposition, yet faithful to her neighbors and friends and above all to her home. She was known among the older residents as a truly good woman, but of recent years had not been able to leave her home often, but had still kept the interest of her friends and her home uppermost in her heart. Truly a good woman has passed from the walks of men in the death of Mrs. McCulloch.

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Catherine “Katie” Moore
1856 - Jan 8, 1928

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED IN BOSQUE COUNTY

BODY OF MISS KATIE MOORE BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL ON MONDAY

Miss Katie Moore, age 87 years, died at the home of her brother in his large West Texas ranch near Clifton, Bosque County, Sunday at 1 o’clock following an illness of several months. Miss Moore was formerly of this city and her body was brought to Corsicana Monday for burial.

Immediately upon the arrival of the body, accompanied by her brother, Mr. John Moore, and other relatives from Clifton, funeral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. C. Mosley, 605 East Second avenue, the Rev. O. D. Spence, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, conducting the funeral services. As a special request, her grand niece, Miss Velma Metcalf, played softly on the piano “Near the Cross,” and other of her favorite selections.

Miss Moore is survived by her brother and sisters, Mr. John Moore, and Misses Lizzie and Donna Moore, of Clifton, Mrs. A. O. Mosley of Corsicana, and the following nieces: Mrs. H. M. Ragsdale of Gulf, Texas; Mrs. F. M. Rundell of Corpus Christi; Mrs. E. A. Overbey, Mrs. J. E. Mecalf and Mrs. H. Savage of Corsicana.

Miss Moore was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and professed her religion when only a child and has always lived a peaceful, quiet, happy, Christian life and was loved by all whom she came in contact with.

Pallbearers for the funeral services were Joe Garvin, J. E. Metcalf, Sr., Armine Overbey, Rob Mosley, Dee Molloy, R. R. Owen, C. D. Speed, Chas. Steely and other close relatives and friends of the deceased and family.

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John Moore
abt 1863 - Jan 16, 1949

JOHN MOORE DIES AT CLIFTON HOME; RITES HELD HERE

John Moore, aged 86 years, died Sunday at his Clifton ranch.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. Q. Proctor, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Moore formerly resided on the Moore ranch east of Corsicana, but had made his home in Clifton for many years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. A. G. Mosley, Corsicana; three nieces, Mrs. J. E. Metcalf, Sr., Corsicana; Mrs. H. Savage, Denison, and Mrs. H. M. Ragsdale, New Gulf, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. E. Metcalf, Sr., H. R. Stewart, Sam Ellis, W. P. McCammon, R. R. Owen and John Mullins.

A native of Mississippi, he came to Navarro county at the age of 10 years and moved to Clifton 35 years ago.

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Eliza Moore
abt 1858 - Jan 7, 1933

FORMER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIES AT CLIFTON

Miss Eliza Moore, formerly of Navarro county, died at her home six miles from Clifton, Texas, Friday night and the funeral will be held here Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of her sister, Mrs. A. G. Moseley, 605 East Second avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

The family formerly resided east of Corsicana near Phillip’s Chapel.

Surviving are a brother, John Moore, Clifton; two sisters, Miss Donna Moore, Clifton and Mrs. Moseley, Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. J. E. Metcalf, Corsicana; and other relatives.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON MISS ELIZA MOORE

Funeral services for Miss Eliza Moore, aged 75 years, who died at her home near Clifton Friday night, were held from the residence of her sister, Mrs. A. G. Moseley, 605 East Second avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The family formerly resided in the Phillip’s Chapel community.

The services were conducted by Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a brother, John Moore, Clifton; two sisters, Mrs. Moseley, Corsicana, and Miss Donna Moore, Clifton, and other relatives. A neice, Mrs. J. E. Metcalf resides in Corsicana.

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

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Annie Sarah Eilzabeth “Lizzie” (Moore) Mosley
Oct 3, 1863 - Oct 28, 1953

Mrs. E. Moseley Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Elizabeth Moseley, 90, died Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday, at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James L. Bridges, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Metcalf, Sr., Corsicana, and Mrs. H. M. Ragsdale, New Gulf, Texas; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Benjamin D. ”Ben” Huff
Mar 23, 1861 - Nov 30, 1928

BEN D. HUFF DIED HERE FRIDAY WITH BURIAL ON SATURDAY

Benjamin D. Huff, aged 67, died on South Twenty-eighth street Friday morning and the funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking parlors with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

A number of relatives survive.

Deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.

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Alford/Alfred H. Piper
Feb 1, 1867 - Oct 13, 1928

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED SUDDENLY SATURDAY

A. H. Piper, aged 61 years, paint contractor, native of England, but resident of Corsicana practically all of his life, died suddenly Saturday night about 8:30 o’clock and the funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family residence, 403 East Second avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., and many members of the local lodge attended the funeral services.

Surviving are his wife, and two sons, B. V. Piper and L. D. Piper, all of Corsicana.

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Bertram Van Piper
May 2, 1892 - May 2, 1946

WELL KNOWN LOCAL RESIDENT DIED IN VETERANS HOSPITAL

Bertram V. Piper, aged 55 years, 2216 Park Row, well known Corsicanan, died in the Veterans’ Hospital at Lisbon, near Dallas, early Friday morning. Piper had been ill for several months, having suffered a heart attack while on a visit in Waco. He underwent the amputation of a leg several weeks ago. Mr. Piper was born May 2, 1891.

Piper was a watchmaker here for many years following his return from World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. A. H. Piper, Corsicana; and a brother, Durward Piper, now a patient in the Veteran’s Hospital at Waco.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR BERTRAM V. PIPER SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Bertram V. Piper, aged 55 years, who died Friday morning in the Veterans’ Hospital at Lisbon, near Dallas, will be held from the family home, 2216 Park Row, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Inman Douglas, Dallas, reader, Christian Science. The Knight of Pythias will have charge of the rites at the grave.

A native of Corsicana, Piper was a watchmaker here for many years and was a prominent Knight of Pythias. He served in World War 1 as a corporal in the infantry.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. A. H. Piper, Corsicana; a brother, L. D. Piper, Waco; and a niece Miss Nellie Beth Piper, San Angelo.

Pallbearers will be W. B. Waddell, L. O. Larrison, M. H. Statham, Edwin C. Mueller, C. B. Hatley, Monroe Hurley, Glen Rogers and C. E. McWilliams.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge and friends of the family.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Notice Knights of Pythias.

All members of Corsicana Lodge No. 6, Knight of Pythias, are requested to attend the funeral of Knight B. V. Piper at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon.

I. J. Bigony, CC.
C. B. Haley, K. R. and S.

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FUNERAL RITES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR B. V. PIPER

Funeral services for Bertram V. Piper, aged 55 years, who died Friday in the Veterans’ Hospital at Lisbon, were held from the family home, 2216 Park Row, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Inman Douglas, Dallas, reader, Christian Science. Knights of Pythias had charge of the services at the grave.

A native of Corsicana, Piper was a well-known watchmaker here for many years. He served in World War 1 as a corporal in the infantry and was prominent in Knight of Pythias circles.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. A. H. Piper, Corsicana; a brother, L. D. Piper, Waco; and a niece Miss Nellie Beth Piper, San Angelo.

Pallbearers were W. B. Waddell, L. O. Larrison, M. H. Statham, Edwin C. Mueller, C. B. Hatley, Monroe Hurley, Glen Rogers and C. E. McWilliams.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge and friends of the family.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Out-of-Town Friends, Relatives Attended B. V. Piper Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral of the late B. V. Piper on Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fannin, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jilam, Mrs. K. E. Fannin, Mrs. H. N. Fannin, Miss Frances Fannin, Mrs. G. Primm Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Johnson and daughter of Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Pelton, Mrs. Gilbert Robinson, Floy Laws, Mrs. Zula Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Mary Thomas of Dallas; Mrs. L. D. Piper and daughter, Nellie Beth of San Angelo; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Edson of Rusk.

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Leslie Derwent Piper
Nov 23, 1894 - 1952

Derwent Piper Dies At Legion

L. Derwent, Piper, 55, native of Corsicana, died in the Veterans’ Hospital at Legion, Texas, Wednesday afternoon.

Piper, a veteran of World War 1, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Piper, pioneer residents of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of San Angelo; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Colquitt, Ozona; two grandsons, Kellum and Jay Colquitt, both of Ozona, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin chapel at 2 p.m. Friday.

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Derwent Piper Services Friday

Funeral services for L. Derwent Piper, 55, who died in the Veterans’ Administration Hospital at Legion Wednesday afternoon, were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Griffin chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Piper was a native of Corsicana, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Piper, pioneer Corsicana residents. He had resided in West Texas for a number of years. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, San Angelo; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Colquitt, Ozona, and two grandsons, Kellum and Jay Colquitt, both of Ozona, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Percy McKinney, Roy Thompson, C. L. Terry, Richard Parker, Adolph Levenmann and Luther Larrison.

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Edward O. Bird
Apr 1, 1855 - Dec 28, 1928

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY FRIDAY

E. O. BIRD DIES AT HOME OF HIS SISTER, MRS. C. B. SUTHERLAND

E. O. Bird, aged 73 years, native of Navarro county, and former resident of Commerce and Paris, died suddenly here Friday morning at 8:15 o’clock at the residence of his sister, Mrs. C. B. Sutherland, 502 North Beaton street. He had been in failing health for several years, but was not thought to be in serious condition. A few minutes before he was found dead he had gotten out of bed and secured a drink of water.

Mr. Bird was formerly a blacksmith. He was born near Eureka and lived in this county until he was grown. He lived at Commerce for a number of years, but had resided in Corsicana for twenty-odd years.

Surviving are two sons, W. H. Bird, Midland, and Mark Bird, Los Angeles, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. C. Shelton, Milan, Tenn., and Mrs. J. D. Gee, Paris, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Sutherland, Mrs. B. G. Harris and Mrs. E. R. Sharp, all of Corsicana, and numerous other relatives.

Funeral services will be held some time Saturday afternoon with interment in Oakwood.

Sutherland Undertaking Company has charge of the funeral.

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NATIVE OF COUNTY BURIED IN OAKWOOD DIED SUDDENLY

Funeral services for E. O. Bird, aged 73 years, native of Navarro county and former resident of Commerce, who died suddenly at home of his sister, Mrs. C. R. Sutherland, 501 North Beaton street Friday morning at 9:15 o’clock shortly after he had gotten out of bed for a drink of water, were held Saturday afternoon from the Sutherland residence at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Mr. Bird was born near Eureka.

Surviving are two sons, W. H. Bird, Midland; Mark Bird, Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. C. Shelton, Milan, Tenn.; Mrs. J. D. McGee, Paris; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Sutherland, Mrs. B. G. Harris and Mrs. E. R. Sharp, all of Corsicana, and numerous other relatives.

Mr. Bird was a retired blacksmith.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, Allen Edens, Mit Sowell, Perry McCammon, John S. Murchison and Arthur Caldwell.

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Alford Phillips
Jan 1, 1891 - Dec 15, 1928

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIED SATURDAY BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Alfred Phillips, aged 37 years, formerly of Corsicana, died at Luling, Texas, Saturday night at 9:20 o’clock and his body reached Corsicana Monday morning at 6:30 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Phillips, of Shreveport, La., several brothers and sisters and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 17, 1928 - submitted by Diane Richards

Former Resident Corsicana Buried Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for Alfred Phillips, aged 37 years, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Luling, Texas, Saturday night, were held from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Monday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body reached Corsicana early Monday morning.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Phillips, Shreveport, La., wife, several brothers and sisters.

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Jeffrey Dean Brown
Mar 5, 1967 - June 29, 2017
 

Jeffrey Dean Brown, 50, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born March 5, 1967.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Kelly's Temple located at 501 N. Third St., in Corsicana. Pastor Erma Waites serves as officiant and elder Billy Joe Kelly will bring the eulogy.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Arvie Lee Bamburg
Feb 19, 1944 - July 3, 2017

Arvie Lee Bamburg of Barry passed away at his home Monday, July 3, 2017 at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 19, 1944 in Mesa, Arizona to Arvie Daniel and Eva Faye Bamburg. Arvie was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Corsicana. Arvie had four loves, his Savior Jesus Christ, his family, chickens and mowing.
Arvie was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, and his grandson Brandon.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marie; son Robert and daughter-in-law, Amy; three sisters, Eloise Anders and her husband Derrell, Pat Claxton and husband Jeffrey, and Shirley Miller; one brother, Danny and his wife Carolyn, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Trinity Assembly of God Church located at 109 FM 2452 in Corsicana. Funeral services to follow at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Velma Marie (Gordon) Wilton
Oct 25, 1929 - July 6, 2017
 
Velma Marie Gordon Wilton passed from this life to her eternal home on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Marie, as she preferred to be called, had given her heart to Jesus when she was 13 at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
Marie was the daughter and 12th child of May Sue Hanson Gordon and Samuel Oscar Gordon. She grew up in Oak Valley and attended junior high and high school in Corsicana, graduating in 1948. She attended Navarro Jr. College and finished her nurse's training at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
Marie was married to Donald P. Wilton on Oct. 2, 1952 at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. They had a daughter, Katherine Marie Wilton Akin, and two sons, Donald Edward Wilton and Vernon Franklin Wilton.
She ended her nursing career at Navarro Regional Hospital in 1992 after 18 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Wilton, her daughter Katherine Marie Wilton Akin, her parents and her 11 siblings.
She is survived by her two sons, Edward and Vernon, four granddaughters and three great-grandsons.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Rev. Danny Reeves of First Baptist Church officiating. Deacons of First Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
Her family would like to thank First Baptist Church for their many visits, cards and giving her the opportunity to take the Lord's Supper. Also a sincere and never ending gratitude to Mercy Hospice for their wonderful care. We could not have kept her at home without them.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Willie Ruth Carter
June 28, 1944 - June 28, 2017
 
Willie Ruth Carter, 73, of Corsicana peacefully transitioned mid-afternoon at her home surrounded by family and friends on her birthday, June 28, 2017.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 8, 2017 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 104 N. Fourth St., Corsicana.
The Repass will be held at 409 N. 3rd Street, Corsicana, TX.

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Howard Taft "Buddy" Miller, Jr.
Oct 26, 1937 - June 27, 2017

 
Howard Taft Miller, Jr., "Buddy," 79, of Chennyboro passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
He was born Oct. 26, 1937 in Timothy Community, Navarro County.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church located at 125 S. Fifth St., in Corsicana
where bishop k.d. Davis serves as pastor.Pastor David Wilson will officiate and elder Billy Joe Kelly will give the eulogy.
Interment will follow at Silent Grove Cemetery in Chennyboro.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Howard Taft Miller, Jr., "Buddy," 79, of Chennyboro passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
He was born Oct. 26, 1937 in Timothy Community, Navarro County.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church located at 125 S. Fifth St., in Corsicana
where bishop k.d. Davis serves as pastor.Pastor David Wilson will officiate and elder Billy Joe Kelly will give the eulogy.
Interment will follow at Silent Grove Cemetery in Chennyboro.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.Howard Taft Miller, Jr., "Buddy," 79, of Chennyboro passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017. He was born Oct. 26, 1937 in Timothy Community, Navarro County. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church located at 125 S. Fifth St., in Corsicana where bishop k.d. Davis serves as pastor.Pastor David Wilson will officiate and elder Billy Joe Kelly will give the eulogy. Interment will follow at Silent Grove Cemetery in Chennyboro. Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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  • h/o Gloria Jeannetta (Bradford) Miller - s/o Howard Taft Miller, Sr. and Ida (Brown) Miller

Carolyn Ann (Hawkins) Pate
Mar 19, 1938 - June 30, 2017

Carolyn Ann (Hawkins) Pate, 79, passed away in Kerens Friday, June 30, 2017.
Carolyn was born in Kerens March 19, 1938 to J. B. and Maggie (Fletcher) Hawkins. She grew up in Kerens and graduated from Kerens High School in 1956. On June 8, 1956 she married Don Pate and they made their home in Kerens.
She was a devoted wife and mother who loved to cook and her family was the light of her life. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Kerens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. B. "Cap" and Maggie Hawkins, husband of 59 years, Don Pate, son Darrell Pate and brothers, Clifford Hawkins and Charles Hawkins.
She is survived by a daughter, Darla Crawford; grandchildren, Carol Pate, Chance Massey, Matt Massey, Krystle Massey, Taylor Massey, Cody Crawford and Ashley Pate; great-grandchildren, Kennedi Milligan, Ryan Milligan, Ava Massey, Easton Massey, Elijah Harris, Alivyah Harris, Madilynn Campos and Kinsley Massey and one brother, Garland Hawkins.
Memorial graveside services will be held at a later date in Prairie Point Cemetery.

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David Gregory "Greg" Rose
Aug 24, 1963 - June 6, 2017
 
Mr. David Gregory "Greg" Rose, 53, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his residence in Corsicana.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services followed by military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with his nephews, Jason and Bryan Thomas officiating.
Corsican Daily Sun - Thursday, June 8, 2017
Submitted by Karen Rost

David Gregory (Greg) Rose, 53, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his home. Greg was born August 24, 1963 to David (Bud) and Elna Rose in Dallas, Texas.

Greg will be lovingly remembered for his likable, fun-loving, witty personality. He has always been inquisitive and mechanically inclined, even taking apart his toy cars to work on them.

Greg graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1981 and served in the U.S. Air Force from November 1985 to January 1990. He held the rank of sergeant and served as a Visual Information Equipment Maintenance Specialist. Greg graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tyler Junior College with an Associate of Applied Science in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology in May 2014 and was also a licensed apprentice plumber.

Greg was employed by VA Hospital in Waco. He leaves behind a family of co-workers.
Greg was member of Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, David and Lois Rose and Traynham and Martha Moore.

He is survived by his parents Bud & Elna of Corsicana, two sisters Jeanne Thomas and husband Mark of Eureka and Leigh Moore and husband Jarrod of Mildred; nephews and nieces, Bryan Thomas of Ennis, Jason Thomas of Ennis and fiancé Katie Gardner of Huntsville, Logan, Blaire, and Bree Bates of Mildred, Jude and Parker Moore of Mildred. He is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; as well as, man’s best friend and beloved companion, Hercules.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Graveside service will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 10:00 am, with his nephews Jason and Bryan Thomas officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mark Thomas, Jarrod Moore, Bryan Thomas, Jason Thomas, Logan Bates, and Jeff Rose. Honorary pallbearer is Parker Moore and Jude Moore.

Greg’s heart was with the people that were homeless and in need. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army 212 E. 1st Ave., Corsicana, Texas.

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  • s/o David Miller "Bud" Rose and Elna Beth (Moore) Rose

Ida Pauline (Thompkins) Unger
Mar 31, 1931 - June 3, 2017
 
Ida P. Unger, 86, of Waco passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.

 

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Ida Pauline Unger, 86, of Waco passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was born on March 31, 1931 in Corsicana, Texas to James B. and Lillie Thompkins

She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and was an avid Texas Rangers fan. She was always willing to help anyone in need and was known to be more of “mom” to everyone she knew. She retired from Nursing and was also known as the “neighborhood nurse” as close friends and neighbors would come to her with all their ailments for her to remedy. Her love and devotion to those around her will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond A. Unger; son, Calvin Ray Unger; 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald Unger and wife Janice of Waco, TX, Kenneth Unger and wife Laura of Lorena, TX, and Kevin Unger and wife Jamie of Venus, TX; special daughters, Peggy Davidson and Mitzi Culverhouse; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Graveside service will follow at 3:00pm at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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  • w/o Raymond Alton Unger; d/o James B. Thompkins & Lillie Emma (Seale) Thompkins

Maggie Faye (Brown) Brown
Feb 8, 1932 - May 28, 2017
 
Maggie Faye Brown, 85, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Kaufman. She was born February 8, 1932 in Purdon to R.L. and Gladys Brown.
She worked 10 years at Sears taking catalog orders. She was a homemaker enjoying cooking and crocheting.
She is preceded in death by her husband Cecil Lloyd Brown, parents, and siblings Peggy Morris, Laverne Smith, Albert Brown and Russell Brown.
She is survived by her two sons, Curtis Brown and wife Beth, Robert Brown and wife Ruth. Nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother, Lorene Sykes, Charlie Brown and Hazel Watson. She is also survived by numerous extended family members.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 am Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Barnett from St. Luke's United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Carnell Solomon
abt 1931 - June 6, 2017

Carnell Solomon, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 6 , 2017.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Bennie G. Adair Memorial Chapel-Scott Funeral Home with minister Billy Hubbard officiating.
Arrangments by Scott Funeral Home

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Warent Clark Hawthorne
abt 1931 - May 30, 2017

Warent Clark Hawthorne, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Keren Care Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Bennie G. Adair Chapel- Scott Funeral Home with bishop k.d. Davis, Sr., officiating.
Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home.

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David Gene Cofield
Oct 4, 1945 - May 24, 2017

David Gene Cofield passed away peacefully at the age of 71 May 24, 2017 at the VA hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated Mildred High School in 1964.
David served his country for two years in Vietnam in the Army where he met the love of his life and was married for almost 50 years to Alice Wheat Cofield. David was an amazing man that loved his wife, his family, his country, his work, and most of all his God.
He was preceded in death by father Benny Cofield; mother Irene Cofield Laube; step-father Barney Laube; sister Merile Johnson, brother-in-law CW Johnson and daughter Jenifer Murray.
David is survived by his wife Alice Cofield; sister Dorthy Weaver; brother-in-law Keith Weaver; daughter Melinda Owen; son-in-law Greg Owen; son-in-law Glen Murray; daughter Cindy Cole; son-in-law Daniel Cole; daughter Rebecca Cofield; grandchildren Chris Owen, Carmen Owen, Mary Cofield, Joshua Cole, Mykala Owen, Kaleb Cole; great-grandchild Blaze Davlos and nephew Greg Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 3, 2017 at St. Matthews Catholic Church 2800 Pine Tree Rd. Longview, Tx 75604.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors in the Comfort Care Unit at the VA for all of the loving care they gave to David.

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Edna Mae (Whatley) Carmichael
Feb 24, 1944 - June 7, 2017

Edna Mae Carmichael, 73, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born Feb. 24, 1944 in Dallas.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.

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Linda Nell (Threet) VanderLaan Holley
Aug 30, 1948 - June 9, 2017
 
Linda Nell Threet VanderLaan Holley was born on Aug. 30, 1948 in Corsicana to Walker and Agnus (Rodgers) Threet. She loved going on cruises, boating, fishing and spending time on her house boat, but her true love was spending time with her sisters and family.
Linda had a great sense of humor and she owned and operated Linda Nell's Lounge until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Billy and Caleb Threet; sister, Kitty Spurgeon; husband, Jim F. Holley and her son, Joseph Timothy VanderLaan.
Survivors include her daughter, Kerstin VanderLaan; sisters, Beweeta Gazaway, Patsy Knott, Marquita Minick, Sue Heaton and Nancy Northern and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Connally-Compton Funeral Directors in Waco.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Connally-Compton Funeral Director Chapel.

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Michael Anthony "Mike" Coaster
July 21, 1966 - June 11, 2017
 
Michael Anthony "Mike" Coaster, 50, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born on July 21, 1966 in Fort Worth.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2017 at Rollin Hill Christian Academy located at 4545 S. Riverside Dr., in Fort Worth. Superintendent R.L. Jordan serves as pastor and pastor Earnest Sample will serve as eulogist.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Charity Elizabeth "Liz" Stovall
Apr 5, 1945 - Jun 10, 2017

Charity Elizabeth "Liz" Stovall passed away Saturday June 10, 2017 in Corsicana. She was born April 5, 1945 in Savannah Gerogia.
Liz was a member of Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church and a lover of animals.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Corbett and Pearl Williams, her son Douglas Barton and her step-children, James Stovall and Kerri Nodine Stovall.
Liz is survived by her husband, Dennis D. Stovall; children, Allyson Springer and her husband Randy of Newton, Iowa and their son Reed Shepard of Camp Pendleton, California; David Barton and his wife Lynda and their children Nick and Mariah Barton of Brentwood, Tennessee; step-children, Nola Evans of Burnet, Wylie Evans of Corsicana, Bill Evans of Conroe, Stephan Stovall and Joyce of Mansfield, Vallory Leech and Duke Chenault of Hackberry, Louisiana and Denise and Ed Brassart of Arlington. She is also survived by her sister Cheryl Ange and her husband, Doug of Buckingham, Virginia, and her brother Lawrence Counts and Rhonda of Savannah Georgia and many nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana.

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Lucius James White
Sep 8, 1929 - Jun 15, 2017
 
Lucius James White was born Sept. 8, 1929 at Baptist Hospital in Houston to Lucius Jefferson White and Hortense Bell White. He passed away June 15, 2017, in San Antonio. Jim, as he was known to everyone, grew up moving around Texas oil towns as his father worked for Magnolia Pipeline Company. He worked on the pipelines himself as a young person.
He met Margaret Ann Fowler, at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana and they married Oct. 10, 1953. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of North Texas and taught school in Beaumont before entering the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
After leaving the Air Force, Jim worked for Mobil Oil Company in Dallas. He then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, where he received a Masters in Religious Education. He earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of North Texas.
He spent his life serving God, sharing the Gospel message with everyone he met, ministering to those in hospitals and prisons, holding Bible studies in his home with his wife, feeding those who were hungry, and providing educational resources and clothing and other necessities to those in need.
He served as a minister of Christ's church at Town East Baptist Church in Mesquite, the Hill Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, Woodstock Park Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, Sharpstown Baptist Church in Houston, and the Anchor in Surfside Beach. He helped start Northwest Academy, Bellaire Christian Academy and Rosehill Christian School, all in the Houston area and served as the first headmaster of each. He was also the headmaster for Second Baptist school in Houston, Dallas Christian Academy, and Brazoria Christian Academy. He was always known very affectionately as "Dr. White."
After retiring from paid work, his spent 25 years volunteering with Christian groups and traveling. He spent time working with the Canadian Baptist Seminary, and working with mission groups in Africa and China, teaching and preaching. He served as interim pastor at churches in towns around Athens and Malakoff. He loved to teach the Bible, holding Bible studies at his home and in church. His faith in God and devotion to prayer were defining characteristics of his life. He always believed that God supplied all of his needs and taught his children as well as those in his Christian schools and Bible studies, that loving God was the most important thing of all.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ann just short of their 60th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his children, Lyn Farrell and husband Brian, Cindy McFarland and husband, Dr. Michael McFarland, Jeff White and wife, Leslie White.
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Margaret Farrell Lamar, Katherine Farrell Foote, David Farrell, John Farrell, Ethan Farrell, Amanda McFarland Fitzhugh, Luke White, Thomas White, James White and Elizabeth White and five great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at
Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to Voice of the Martyrs.

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Charity Elizabeth "Liz" Stovall passed away Saturday June 10, 2017 in Corsicana. She was born April 5, 1945 in Savannah Gerogia.
Liz was a member of Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church and a lover of animals.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Corbett and Pearl Williams, her son Douglas Barton and her step-children, James Stovall and Kerri Nodine Stovall.
Liz is survived by her husband, Dennis D. Stovall; children, Allyson Springer and her husband Randy of Newton, Iowa and their son Reed Shepard of Camp Pendleton, California; David Barton and his wife Lynda and their children Nick and Mariah Barton of Brentwood, Tennessee; step-children, Nola Evans of Burnet, Wylie Evans of Corsicana, Bill Evans of Conroe, Stephan Stovall and Joyce of Mansfield, Vallory Leech and Duke Chenault of Hackberry, Louisiana and Denise and Ed Brassart of Arlington. She is also survived by her sister Cheryl Ange and her husband, Doug of Buckingham, Virginia, and her brother Lawrence Counts and Rhonda of Savannah Georgia and many nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana.
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Hazel Marie (Watson) Furra
Feb 29, 1936 - June 11, 2017

Hazel Furra of Corsicana passed away at home Sunday morning, June 11, 2017. She was born Feb. 29, 1936 in Pinkston to Ernest Watson and Fannie Bell Watson. She was employed with the United States Postal Service for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel Furra; brothers, Dickie Watson and Billy Watson; her parents, Ernest and Fannie Watson and one grandson, Jordan Richards.
She is survived by her children, Donna Richards and husband David of Corsicana and Doug Furra and wife Janice of Dallas; four grandchildren, Brook Anderson and husband Matt of Corsicana, Meredith Armstrong and husband Brandon of Blooming Grove, Thomas Furra of Dallas and Kyle Furra of Dallas; three great grandchildren and sister, Lynn Whitsitt of Emmett. She is also survived by special cousins, Marcia Lou Braly and husband John and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kyle Furra, Brandon Armstrong, Matt Anderson, Shane Richards, Merk Watson and Wade Braly.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mary Louise (Lowrimore) Gardner
May 5, 1924 - June 10, 2017

Dawson High School
Mary Louise (Lowrimore) Gardner, 93, of Milford and formerly of Dawson, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Kilgore. Mary was born May 5, 1924 in Dawson to Charles Marvin Lowrimore and Annie Gould (Sims) Lowrimore. She lived most of her life in the Dawson and Milford areas and was a graduate of Dawson High School and attended Business College in Waco.
Mary worked for several oil field equipment companies including Wheelock Oil Company in Corsicana and Joy Petroleum Equipment in Waxahachie. She enjoyed being outdoors especially working in her yard, sharing with friends and family her love for baking and loved her dogs. She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Clyde Olin Gardner.
She is survived by her three sisters, Lois Martin of Coleman, Charleene Taylor and husband, Lowell of Corsicana and Sue Ellen Blazewicz of Lake Dallas and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members and many, many friends.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services are set to follow at Wade Funeral Chapel with her nephew, Dr. Jim Martin, officiating.
Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews Charles Taylor, Larry Taylor, Dr. Mark Martin, Dr. Joel Martin, Jerry Blazewicz and great-nephews Logan Taylor and Landon Taylor.
Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to Dawson Cemetery, P.O. Box 126, Dawson, Texas 76639.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Garry Kyle Wilson
Oct 6, 1952 - May 4, 2017

Garry Kyle Wilson was called home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born in El Paso Oct. 6, 1952 to Joe Alfred (Fritz) and Ruth Wilson.
Garry loved being outdoors fishing and enjoying the wildlife. He also loved playing Dominoes. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio in 1971 and served his country in the United States Army from 1974 to 1978 and the following two years in the National Guard.
Garry traveled throughout the countryside until he decided to move to North Carolina to stay with his sister, Lee. He resided there for many years until he lost his battle with Cancer.
Garry leaves behind a daughter, Jennifer W. Casanova and husband Brandon, and a granddaughter and a grandson residing in New Braunfels; sister, Lee W. Crowell and husband Mike, residing in Charlotte, North Carolina; brother, Steve Wilson and wife JoAnna of San Antonio and sister Dana Wilson of Kerrville.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Dawson Cemetery located at 398 N. Third St., off of Hwy 31.

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Beulah (Anderson) Grayson
Jul 22, 1861 - Apr 24, 1928

Streetman Woman Buried Wednesday

WORTHAM, April 28.—Mrs. Will Grayson died at her home in Streetman, Tuesday, and the remains were interred in the Birdston cemetery Wednesday. She was a pioneer resident of Freestone county.

Surviving are two sons, Leslie and Raymond Grayson, both of Streetman; four daughters, Mrs. Mat Cole, Plainview; Mrs. Dixie Thompson, Dallas; Mrs. Dexter Hamilton, Dallas; and Mrs. Gilbert Milner of Streetman.

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John Wesley Middleton
Apr 21, 1853 - Jun 29, 1928

Aged Man Dies Near Kerens Last Friday

KERENS, July 5.—(Spl.)—J. W. Middleton, aged 75 years, passed away at his home on the Harry Stubblefield farm, 2 ½ miles east of Kerens, Friday afternoon at six o’clock, and his body was sent to Streetman for burial Saturday.

Mr. Middleton has resided on the Stubblefield farm about three years and was known as a good citizen by his many acquaintances. He is survived by his wife and several grown children.

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IN MEMORY.

J. W. Middleton was born Apr. 21, 1853, died June 29, 1928.

Mrs. Middleton was born in Summerville Ga., in which state he resided until 1898. He then moved to Louisiana, where he resided two years. He came to Purdon, Texas, in 1900, living in the surrounding community until about two years ago, when he moved four miles east of Kerens.

He professed religion in 1908 and joined the Missionary Baptist church at Purdon. He followed his Lord in baptism.

Mr. Middleton was married to Miss Nannie Hutcheson, July 25, 1875, to which union 13 children were born, six of whom preceded him in death. Seven are still living, four boys and three girls; W. C. Middleton, Kerens; R. H. Middleton, Kerens; G. C. Middleton, Streetman; Mrs. Mary Dycus, Kerens; G. E. Middleton, Barry; Mrs. Lyda Evans, Dallas; Mrs. Hattie Stringer, Dawson. He is also survived by his widow, Mrs. Nannie Middleton. All are left to mourn his death.

Another link is broken, but a chain is forming in a better land.

The vacancy in our hearts and home can never more be filled, so let us place our faith in his Savior, who is able to deliver whosoever cometh to him.

His favorite and comforting chapter was the 14th Chapter of St. John. He put his trust in the Lord and said he was ready to go. Even anxious to escape his suffering.

His remains were laid to rest in the Birdston cemetery Saturday, June 30, 1928, at Streetman.

A FRIEND.

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Corinne Bartlett "Kin Gal" (Harper) Patrick
Feb 5, 1946 - June 4, 2017

 
Corinne Harper Patrick, age 71, lost her battle with cancer Sunday, June 4, 2017. Corinne was born in Chatfield Feb. 5, 1946 to WM "Son" and Bess Harper. She was known as "Kin Gal" to her childhood friends and family.
Corinne lived to be a mom and grandma. She worked as an office manager in the printing industry until her recent diagnosis. Her greatest pleasures came from the accomplishments of her kids and grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Bobby who passed in 1985.
She is survived by her son and and daughter in-law, Roger and Donna Kaye Patrick of Colleyville; two grandsons, Ryan, age nine, and Rhett, age seven; ex-husband Raymond Patrick of Frisco; two close cousins and their spouses, Nancy and Jay Fry of Colleyville and David and Ginger Ellis of Katy.
To honor her life a service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 in Chatfield.

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Sarah Louesther (Holifield) Mace-McGraw 
Feb 4, 1921 - Jun 15, 2017

 
Louesther McGraw, 96, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Twilight Home. She was born on Feb. 4, 1921 in Snyder, Texas to Charlie and Ella Mae Holifield.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She owned and operated McGraw Grocery in Blooming Grove for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed decorating her yard and won "Yard of the Month" numerous times. She enjoyed sewing clothes for herself and her family as well as attending church regularly whenever the doors were open.
She was preceded in death by husband, Dorsey McGraw; son, Harold Don McGraw; daughter-in-law, Virginia McGraw; sisters, Evelyn Falk, Aline Vest; brothers, J.B. Holifield and Barny Gene Holifield.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda "Sis" Bray and husband Bob; daughter-in-law, Barbara McGraw; grandchildren, Ricky McGraw and wife Diane, Donna Bator and husband Ed, Debbie McGraw, Patti Pitts and husband Jim, Kim Laywell and husband Hank, and Robert Bray; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Ware, Jamison Ware, Danny McGraw, Andrew McGraw, Landon McGraw, Stephanie Bator, Whitney Brown, Brint Bray, Devan Bray, Landry Laywell, Corben Bray; nine great great-grandchildren as well as her sister, Buela Mae Cates.
Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at
First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. Officiating the service will be pastor Grady Cashion. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the great-grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

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Heather Geraldine (Ireland) Manning
Oct 27, 1965 - June 11, 2017
 
Heather Ireland Manning, 51, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 with a Rosary service to be held at 7 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
A Mass of Christin burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Marco Rangel officiating.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

 

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Heather Geraldine Ireland Manning, of Corsicana, Texas went home to our Lord on June 11, 2017 and is now resting in His arms. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was 51 years old.

Heather was born October 27, 1965 in Bethesda, Maryland to the late Richard and Mary Ireland. She was raised in a large Catholic family of seven children. After leaving Maryland, she moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho and ultimately settled in Mansfield, Texas. There she met Billy Manning, the love of her life, whom she was married to for 31 years. Together they raised three beautiful and talented children, Joseph, Sarah and Billy whom she was ever so proud. Heather was full of life and infectiously happy. She brought joy to everyone she met, from family members to complete strangers. Being such a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as her love for others was the trademark of her beautiful life.

She is survived by her beloved husband William (Billy) Manning of Corsicana, Texas, three children, Joseph Manning and wife Jennifer of Mont Belvieu, Texas; Sarah Manning of Waxahachie Texas, and LB Manning, USMC of Corsicana, Texas; 2 grandchildren; brothers Richard of Thurmont, Maryland, William (Jane) of Frederick, Maryland, and John (Lisa) of Louisville, Kentucky; sisters Shannon Magro (John) of Frederick, Maryland and Kathleen Popores (Greg) of Wilton, New Hampshire; and Kerry Ireland of Salisbury, Maryland.

She will be dearly missed and live forever in our hearts.

Heather gave of herself always…thinking of how to help others before herself as our Lord taught us to do. Her belief in serving is tied to her final gift on earth; donating her strong loving heart, her pure lungs to breathe the air she cherished, and her kidneys to purify the blood. Heathers message of kindness and selfless giving will never end or be forgotten.

A time of visitation will be held Thursday, 15 June from 6-8pm at Corley Funeral Home, 418 N. 13th, Corsicana, TX 75110 with a Rosary at 7pm with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, 16 June at 11am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3000 W. State Hwy 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110 with Father Marco Rangel officiating.

Pallbearers are Tom Manning, Ed Manning, Bob Manning, Richard Ireland, William Ireland, John Ireland, John Magro and Johnny Magro.

An Irish Blessing

Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take your breath away”

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  • w/o William "Billy" Manning - d/o Richard Ireland and Mary Ireland
  • Calvary Cemetery

Calvin Oscar Knauth
Oct 6, 1930 - Jun 14, 2017
 
Calvin O. Knauth of Eureka went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 14, 2017. He was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Jarrell.
During his life he lived in Jarrell, Florence, San Marcos, Dripping Springs and Eureka. His last 38 years were spent in Eureka.
Calvin graduated high school from Florence ISD in 1947 and then served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant in the Korean War. He returned to attend Navarro Junior College in Corsicana in 1954, where he played baseball and met the love of his life, Patricia Ann Formby. Calvin and Patty were married on Aug. 26, 1955 at First Baptist Church, Corsicana by Dr. William Shamburger and they moved to San Marcos to continue their education.
Calvin holds Bachelor's of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Southwest Texas State University as well as his administrator's certificate from The University of Texas in Austin. As an educator, he taught school in Kyle and Buda for two years, and then served as Hayes County Assistant School Superintendent for four years. He served as superintendent of schools for Dripping Springs ISD for 16 years. Calvin ended his career in education by teaching his final six years at Kerens ISD. He retired in 1986.
In 1979, Calvin and Patty left Dripping Springs and started cattle ranching in Eureka. Calvin was later joined in the cattle business and formed K & K Cattle Company with Kurt and Michelle Knauth. The joy of his life was having his children build homes on the ranch and raise his three grandchildren so near him.
Calvin served as a deacon in First Baptist Church, San Marcos; First Baptist Church, Dripping Springs and First Baptist Church, Corsicana. He was a faithful, dedicated servant of God and of his family. Calvin was a lifetime member of the Texas State Teachers Association, and he served as president of the Hays County Teachers Association. He was a member of Navarro County Retired Teachers Association.
Calvin was known to have a great sense of humor and he had a love of wildlife and the outdoors. He was an avid sportsman and fisherman, and he enjoyed bird-watching, barbecuing, reading, and listening to gospel and classical music. He enjoyed playing both "42" and dominos.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Fritz and Nora Mae (Glass) Knauth; grandchild Colton Lee Knauth, sister Ruth Montgomery; and brothers Winifred "Wimpy" Knauth, Edmund Knauth and Frederick "Fred" Knauth.
Calvin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patty Formby Knauth of Eureka; daughter Amy Knauth Cook and husband Michael Cook of Eureka; son, Kurt Knauth, and wife Michelle Knauth of Eureka; granddaughter Callie Cook; grandsons Cooper Cook and Connor Knauth; sisters Hazel Brooking and Ida Merideth; brothers Lee Roy Knauth (Marie), Robert Knauth (Gwin), Kenneth Knauth (Deanie) and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Cooper Cook, Connor Knauth, Chuck Burns, Lance Cook, Truett Lewis and Bill Roberts.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Ashcraft, Don Tekell, Monte Trimble, Oak Cove Domino Group and the "42" Supper Club
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 in First Baptist Church in Corsicana followed by the burial at Eureka Cemetery. Officiating will be Dr. Danny Reeves, Rev. B.F. Risinger and Rev. Don Duvall.
Memorials can be made to Special Ministries at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, TX 75110 or to Eureka, Mildred, Navarro and Richland Chambers Crime Watch, 8405 S. Hwy. 287, Corsicana, TX 75109.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Bernice (Parham) Bonner
Oct 14, 1927 - June 20, 2017

Bernice Bonner, formerly of Eureka, passed away in Corsicana Tuesday morning, June 20, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in Mt. Pleasant Oct. 14, 1927 to Ira D. Parham and Lula Florence Stevens Parham. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and attended Business College in Tyler. She married James (Jim) Bonner on July 5, 1956 in Mexia. Bernice was a member of the Church of Christ and attended at North Beaton Church of Christ in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Evelyn Smith; brother Carl Parham; son-in-law Don Ridge, and her husband of 49 years James (Jim) Bonner.
She is survived by her children Dennis Bonner and wife Pat of Conroe Becky Ridge of Wortham and David Bonner and wife Beverly of Eureka; grandchildren; William Bonner and wife Julie, Sarah Heller and husband Colin, Ashlynne Floria, Chad Ridge, Joey Ridge and wife Luci, James Bonner, Ashley Warren and husband Cooper, Kasey Bonner and six great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdaym July 22, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Bonner, David Bonner, James Bonner, Colin Heller, Coper Warren and Joey Ridge. Honorary pallbearer will be Chad Ridge.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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James Julius Lumpkin Jr.
Mar 15, 1927 – Jan 28, 2011

James Julius Lumpkin Jr., 83, of Malakoff, TX, died Friday, January 28, 2011 in Athens, TX. Mr. Lumpkin was born March 15, 1927 in Blooming Grove , TX to James Julius Lumpkin and Zadie Adaline Brown Lumpkin.

He was a member of Faith Community Baptist Church and was a veteran of the US Navy from 1945 to 1968.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Toshiko Lumpkin of Malakoff, TX; two sons, James J III and wife Ellen Lumpkin of Roanoke, TX, Edward L Lumpkin of Wills Point, TX; daughter, Tama A and husband James Bankhead of Garland, TX; two sisters-in-law, Helen McLendon, Rosie Nakamura; brother-in-law, Carl Affinoto; two cousins, Carr Pritchett Jr., Fred W Griffin; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Julius and Zadie Adaline Lumpkin.

Services will be held at Faith Community Baptist Church, Saturday, February 5, 2011, 11:00 a.m. Bro. Dale Norris and Bro. Don Duvall, officiating.

Under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, TX.

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Linda Rea (Cochran) Ross
Dec 31, 1947 – May 30, 2010

Linda Cochran Ross of Austin, Texas, passed away on May 30, 2010, around 12:30 a.m. Linda was born in Phillips, Texas on December 31, 1947. She was the daughter of Fred and Hila Cochran.

Linda was an educator in every aspect of her life. She worked as a teacher in Tomball, Tex., Corsicana, Tex., Blooming Grove , Tex., and in Austin as well. Nature, the environment and her family were her passions. She created countless handiworks for her friends and family and never forgot a card for a special occasion.

She was married to Bobby Ross of Corsicana Texas, for 28 years and together they had a daughter, Rebecca Ross Ramsey of Austin. Linda is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jim Groom of Warren, VT.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, July 11th at 3:00 p.m., at Weed Corley Fish, 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway, Texas. A reception for guests will precede the service from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. A second service will be held in Corsicana, Texas, within the coming weeks.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sierra Club in Linda's name will be appreciated and may be sent to Weed Corley Fish. However, if you would like to send flowers, please contact Michael Akila at Floral Renaissance regarding floral arrangements. (512) 394-9959.

Notes:

  • w/o Robert Nelson “Bobby” Ross married Aug. 8, 1970 d/o Clair Fred Cochran and Hila Algene (Renick) Cochran (Bobby Ross was sheriff of Navarro County)

Billy Jack Edwards
May 10, 1937 - Jan 25, 2009

Billy Jack Edwards was born in his grandmother's house in Ireland, Texas, on May 10, 1937. Following a courageous battle with liver disease, he died surrounded by family in Round Rock, Texas, on January 25, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie O'Dell Edwards and Marjorie Marial "Lady" Wilson Edwards. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol Ann Amberson Edwards of Round Rock; daughter, Jacqueline "Jackie" Carol Edwards of La Grange; son, Stacey Scott Edwards, wife Diane Marie Greene Edwards, children John Robert and Bethany Ann of Morgan's Point Resort; sister, Wanda Jan Edwards of Ft. Worth; and numerous relatives and friends.

Jack was awarded Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Texas Wesleyan College and pursued a doctorate degree at North Texas State University. A lifetime educator, he held teaching, coaching or administrative positions in the Bridgeport, Jacksboro, Blooming Grove and Moody Independent School Districts. He joined the division of School Transportation at the Texas Education Agency in 1972 and retired as the division director in 1991.

On Friday, January 30 at 2:30 p.m., Jack's ashes will be interred at the Edwards Ireland Cemetery in Ireland, Texas, where he joins a host of ancestors on ranchland that was once owned by his great grandfather. A celebration of his life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1004 N. Mays in Round Rock, Texas, on Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1448, Round Rock, Texas, 78664 or to the charity of your choice.

Notes:

  • Buried -Edwards Ireland Cemetery, Ireland, Tx.
    h/o Carol Ann (Amberson) Edwards; s/o Johnnie O’Dell Edwards & Marjorie Marial “Lady” (Wilson) Edwards

Geraldine “Jerry” (Smith) Thompson
July 8, 1923 - February 26, 2007

With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Geraldine "Jerry" Smith Thompson, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Jerry passed away on the evening of February 26, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, after a short, but fierce battle with glioblastoma.

Jerry was born in Covington, Texas on July 8, 1923, to Della Cowley Smith and Robert Chapman Smith. She was raised in Covington and attended Covington schools where she excelled in women's athletics as a star basketball player and ultimately graduated valedictorian of her class in 1940. She left Covington in the fall of 1940 to attend the University of Texas where she pledged Alpha Delta Phi, lived at Scottish Rite Dormitory, studied to become a teacher, and met her future husband, Charles, on a blind date. As a child, her upbringing was one of modest means, and she always took great pride in having had the opportunity to attend The University of Texas. Her heart was filled with gratitude that her parents made it possible for her to earn a degree in Education. Her devotion to the University of Texas sports program continued until her death. She loved women's basketball and always attended the games until her illness prevented her from doing so. She received so much pleasure watching the teams excel. The University of Texas Longhorns and Lady Longhorns were always her teams of choice.

Jerry and Chuck were married on July 28, 1944, in Coral Gables, Florida. This year would have marked their 63rd anniversary! We recognize and commend our parents for a life of devotion to one another. Throughout our lives they have set the most beautiful example of what a marriage should be, and we feel honored to have had them both as parents. From this union four daughters were born: Kay (1950); Janet (1958); and Nancy and Susan (1962).

After Chuck and Jerry married, they made their home in Blooming Grove , Texas, where Jerry's parents lived. Jerry taught 3rd grade and was recently honored by alumni as one of the most outstanding teachers of all time. Though she eventually moved to bigger cities, she never lost that small town Texas charm. Jerry was the salt-of-the-earth! Soon thereafter, Chuck and Jerry decided to move to Port Arthur, following their very dear friends, Roy and Marge Felder; Roy was a Methodist Minister, and Jerry and Chuck and Roy and Marge were best friends. Together these incredible people grew a fine congregation and a church called Aldersgate United Methodist. Jerry got a job with Hayes, Inc., and spent a large part of her career in hotel-motel management. After approximately 45 years in Port Arthur, Jerry and Chuck moved to Austin where she was an integral part of establishing the Waller Creek Hotel at 6th and IH-35, also initially owned by the Hayes family. Jerry was naturally good with people, and took pride in her relationships with others. She had the uncanny ability to win people over. She was a very business-minded woman, and her daughters frequently told people that their mother was born a generation too soon. Jerry had an innate ability to know what it took to make a business successful, and she worked hard at it, and succeeded. Her relationship with the Hayes family continued until her death.

Jerry retired in 1990, and spent much of her time helping others. She was a very loving, kind, and generous woman, always wanting to help her children and her grandchildren and her friends. Jerry loved her family, immediate and extended, very much. The things we loved about her the most were her convictions to do what was right, to be kind to others, and to be honest. These lessons, though not always easy ones to learn, are the ones that will stay with us forever. Her children and her grandchildren could not have asked for a better role model. We had the best in her!

One other passion of hers worth mentioning was her love for the Cayman Islands. In 1979 she and Janet took a trip there and the next thing we knew, we were all hooked. She loved it! Chuck and Jerry have had a home there since about that time and our whole family has many fond memories of being there with her and enjoying the good times. We also want to acknowledge all the great friends from around the U.S. that she met there... know in your hearts that you were all special to her, she valued your friendships greatly.

Jerry leaves several precious family members to mourn her loss, first Chuck, her loving and devoted husband of more than 62 years, Kay and husband Sam, Janet and husband Jim, Nancy and husband Kelly, and Susan. She also leaves nine cherished grandchildren: Charisse, Sarah, Robert, Lindsay, Trace, Abby, Randall, Jack and Julia. Jerry had many cousins who loved her dearly and will mourn her loss: Mary Brockette, Claude and Bennie Brockette, Mary Ruth Cruise, and Marge Cowan, as well as many others. Jerry was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Smith.

She was an incredible lady and we will all miss her dearly. We will carry on her love of family in all that we do.

The family wishes to thank the following physicians and care-givers for their care of our mom: Dr. David George, Dr. Hari Tumu, Dr. Douglas Rivera, Dr. David Ramirez, Hospice of Austin, specifically Alice Jefferson, RN, and the loving caregivers from the Angel Home Health Care Agency, namely Chassity Johnson and Helen Casillas. Thank you all for taking the best care of our mom that you could possibly do.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on N. Lamar.

Funeral services will be held at Tarrytown United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 1st at 10:30 a.m. and burial immediately following at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in memory of Geraldine Smith Thompson to the Covington Cemetery Perpetual Care Association, P. O. Box 132, Covington, Texas 76636, for the community cemetery where many of mom's loved ones are buried, or Hospice Austin, Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78759.

Notes:

  • w/o Charles Alton “Chuck” Thompson married Jul. 28, 1944 d/o Robert Chapman Smith and Della (Cowley) Smith buried in Covington cemetery, Covington, Tx.

Geraldine Smith Thompson
July 8, 1923 - February 26, 2007

With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Geraldine "Jerry" Smith Thompson, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Jerry passed away on the evening of February 26, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, after a short, but fierce battle with glioblastoma.

Jerry was born in Covington, Texas on July 8, 1923, to Della Cowley Smith and Robert Chapman Smith. She was raised in Covington and attended Covington schools where she excelled in women's athletics as a star basketball player and ultimately graduated valedictorian of her class in 1940. She left Covington in the fall of 1940 to attend the University of Texas where she pledged Alpha Delta Phi, lived at Scottish Rite Dormitory, studied to become a teacher, and met her future husband, Charles, on a blind date. As a child, her upbringing was one of modest means, and she always took great pride in having had the opportunity to attend The University of Texas. Her heart was filled with gratitude that her parents made it possible for her to earn a degree in Education. Her devotion to the University of Texas sports program continued until her death. She loved women's basketball and always attended the games until her illness prevented her from doing so. She received so much pleasure watching the teams excel. The University of Texas Longhorns and Lady Longhorns were always her teams of choice.

Jerry and Chuck were married on July 28, 1944, in Coral Gables, Florida. This year would have marked their 63rd anniversary! We recognize and commend our parents for a life of devotion to one another. Throughout our lives they have set the most beautiful example of what a marriage should be, and we feel honored to have had them both as parents. From this union four daughters were born: Kay (1950); Janet (1958); and Nancy and Susan (1962).

After Chuck and Jerry married, they made their home in Blooming Grove , Texas, where Jerry's parents lived. Jerry taught 3rd grade and was recently honored by alumni as one of the most outstanding teachers of all time. Though she eventually moved to bigger cities, she never lost that small town Texas charm. Jerry was the salt-of-the-earth! Soon thereafter, Chuck and Jerry decided to move to Port Arthur, following their very dear friends, Roy and Marge Felder; Roy was a Methodist Minister, and Jerry and Chuck and Roy and Marge were best friends. Together these incredible people grew a fine congregation and a church called Aldersgate United Methodist. Jerry got a job with Hayes, Inc., and spent a large part of her career in hotel-motel management. After approximately 45 years in Port Arthur, Jerry and Chuck moved to Austin where she was an integral part of establishing the Waller Creek Hotel at 6th and IH-35, also initially owned by the Hayes family. Jerry was naturally good with people, and took pride in her relationships with others. She had the uncanny ability to win people over. She was a very business-minded woman, and her daughters frequently told people that their mother was born a generation too soon. Jerry had an innate ability to know what it took to make a business successful, and she worked hard at it, and succeeded. Her relationship with the Hayes family continued until her death.

Jerry retired in 1990, and spent much of her time helping others. She was a very loving, kind, and generous woman, always wanting to help her children and her grandchildren and her friends. Jerry loved her family, immediate and extended, very much. The things we loved about her the most were her convictions to do what was right, to be kind to others, and to be honest. These lessons, though not always easy ones to learn, are the ones that will stay with us forever. Her children and her grandchildren could not have asked for a better role model. We had the best in her!

One other passion of hers worth mentioning was her love for the Cayman Islands. In 1979 she and Janet took a trip there and the next thing we knew, we were all hooked. She loved it! Chuck and Jerry have had a home there since about that time and our whole family has many fond memories of being there with her and enjoying the good times. We also want to acknowledge all the great friends from around the U.S. that she met there... know in your hearts that you were all special to her, she valued your friendships greatly.

Jerry leaves several precious family members to mourn her loss, first Chuck, her loving and devoted husband of more than 62 years, Kay and husband Sam, Janet and husband Jim, Nancy and husband Kelly, and Susan. She also leaves nine cherished grandchildren: Charisse, Sarah, Robert, Lindsay, Trace, Abby, Randall, Jack and Julia. Jerry had many cousins who loved her dearly and will mourn her loss: Mary Brockette, Claude and Bennie Brockette, Mary Ruth Cruise, and Marge Cowan, as well as many others. Jerry was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Smith.

She was an incredible lady and we will all miss her dearly. We will carry on her love of family in all that we do.

The family wishes to thank the following physicians and care-givers for their care of our mom: Dr. David George, Dr. Hari Tumu, Dr. Douglas Rivera, Dr. David Ramirez, Hospice of Austin, specifically Alice Jefferson, RN, and the loving caregivers from the Angel Home Health Care Agency, namely Chassity Johnson and Helen Casillas. Thank you all for taking the best care of our mom that you could possibly do.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on N. Lamar.

Funeral services will be held at Tarrytown United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 1st at 10:30 a.m. and burial immediately following at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in memory of Geraldine Smith Thompson to the Covington Cemetery Perpetual Care Association, P. O. Box 132, Covington, Texas 76636, for the community cemetery where many of mom's loved ones are buried, or Hospice Austin, Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78759.


Judith Ann Sallee
Sept 30, 1952 - May 16, 2017

Judith Sallee of Navarro Mills passed away at her residence on Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017 at the age of 64.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the First Assembly of God in Dawson, located at 409 W. Hwy. 31 with Rev. Keith Barry officiating.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Judith Sallee of Navarro Mills passed away at her residence on Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017 at the age of 64. She was born in Big Lake, Texas on September 30, 1952 to George Wesley Sallee and Geraldine Smith Sallee. Judith worked as a CNA in the healthcare industry and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dawson where she taught Sunday School. She loved animals, especially dogs, and she loved painting and other arts and crafts.

Judith is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, father George Wesley Sallee Sr. and brother George Wesley Salllee Jr. She is survived by her mother Geraldine K. Greinert. Children; Christopher Thomas Sallee, Todd Allen Schroeder and Hyatt Heavirland. Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sisters; Sherry Knowles and husband Daryl and Becky Sharpe and husband Ken.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2pm at the First Assembly of God in Dawson, Texas at 409 West Highway 31 with Rev. Keith Barry officiating.

In lieu of flowers you may donate to First Assembly of God Building Fund P.O. Box 280 Dawson, Texas 76639 or American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or The Humane Society.

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Charles Albert Wallace
July 7, 1947 - May 17, 2017

Charles Albert Wallace, 69, of Purdon, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Twilight Nursing and Rehab Center in Corsicana. Charles was born on July 7, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Albert Jack Wallace and Margaret Preslar Wallace. A graduate of Adamson High School, Charles worked as a machinist and had many interests, such as genealogy and Civil War history. He will be missed for his generosity and sentimentality, his work ethic and inventiveness, and his sense of humor and distinctive laugh. Charles is preceded in death by his parents; by his late wife, Judith Ellen Giddens Wallace; and by his brother-in-law Kenneth Manning. He will be missed by his wife, Cindy Wagner Wallace; brother Jacky and his wife Darlene; sister Susan Manning; daughter Cheryl Wallace Harris and her husband Mike; daughter Tammy Wallace and her fiancé Adam French; son James Wallace; son Brad Wallace; and stepson Nick Giddens; grandchildren Ashley Hocutt, Victoria Blizzard, Nathalie Wallace, Kursti Wallace, Madeline Harris, Timothy Harris, and Hope Phillips; and great-grandchildren Damien Lord, Alleigha Blizzard, and Jordan Blizzard Junior. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to Charles favorite charity, St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

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Freddie Mae (Massey) Finley
Apr 21, 1931 - May 24, 2017

Freddie Mae Finley, 86, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her home in Corsicana.
Freddie was born to John and Letha Massey on April 21, 1931 in Winkler. She graduated from Wortham High School. She retired from the City of Corsicana after 20 years of service.
Freddie was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church where she enjoyed teaching young children about Jesus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers H.L Massey and Johnny B Massey, sisters Mable Anderson and Mary Robinson.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Emmett Leon "Whiz" Finley; a son Emmett Lanier "Lanny" Finley and Vella Lopez; a daughter, Deborah Gondolf and husband, John; three grandchildren, Clee Finley and wife Gina, Elizabeth and Missy Gondolf; brothers R.E. Massey and Harold Massey and countless nieces and nephews.
Freddie was a gracious, devoted and loving wife, mother and friend. Her presence with us will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday May 28, 2017 at Trinity Baptist Church, 1200 N. 13th Street.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church.
We wish to thank Family First Hospice and family and friends for their tremendous support.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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John Franklin Joyner
Jan 9, 1956 - May 26, 2017

John F. Joyner, 61, passed away in Dallas Friday, May 26, 2017.
John was born in Corsicana Jan. 9, 1956 to James Robert and Frances Slate Joyner, Jr. John grew up in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1974.
On May 28, 1977 he married Carolyn Trojacek and they made their home in Ennis.
He worked as a truck driver for Price Distributing, Frito Lay and Goco Trucking for a total of 35 years. He was a member of Refiner's Fire Ministry, International of Ennis. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. His family was the joy of his life and spending time with them was always a priority.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Joyner.
John will be remembered by all who knew him but his memory will be cherished most by his loving family including his wife of 40 years, Carolyn Joyner; son, Jason Joyner and wife, Veronica; daughter, Candice Joyner; mother, Frances Joyner; grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Abigail and Lainey; brothers: Phil Joyner and wife, Janis and Mark Joyner and wife, Marji; sisters, Bobbi Ruiz and husband Richard and Juli Reeves along with a host of extended family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Refiner's Fire Ministries, International of Ennis with Rev. Cord Blankenship officiating.

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Laura Kathryn "Kay" (Hobbs) Perry
Jun 6, 1938 - May 10, 2017

Laura Kathryn Perry, 78, passed away in Dallas Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the St. Marks United Methodist Church in Mesquite.
The family will receive guests following the service.
A private family graveside services will be held in Rice Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 11, 2017
Submitted by Karen Rost

"Kay" (Laura Kathryn) Hobbs Perry passed away peacefully May 10, 2017, at the age of 78 in Dallas, Texas. She was born June 6, 1938, in Rice, Texas, to Marie Elizabeth and Chester Moses Hobbs. A 1956 graduate of Corsicana High School, she continued her education at Navarro Junior College. On October 10, 1958, she married her true love Jimmy Wayne Perry, whom she had known since first grade and whose mother was a close friend of her own mother, Marie. Jim and Kay would have celebrated their 59th anniversary this coming October.

Kay gave her time and energy to her family, her friends, and her church. She and Jim had a marriage that was an example of how to love one another through good times and bad. She was a doting mother, raising her daughter to have a sense of style, a sense of purpose, and a sense of humor. Kay was also a gentle and attentive caregiver to her son and her mother through their long illnesses.

Kay was a friend who would give you a ride, a dollar, a meal, a listening ear, whatever you needed--and always a laugh. Her wit and often self-deprecating sense of humor made her a joy to be around and turned every kitchen-table gab session into a party. She was loyal, kind, and concerned about others until the end, spending her energy in her last days making sure those around her knew how much they were loved.

She was a long-time member and former secretary of St. Marks United Methodist Church in Mesquite and volunteered for numerous other organizations. She also worked at Tosch Elementary for a number of years, giving hugs and smiles to so many children.

Kay was predeceased by her parents, her son Michael, and her brother Jack William "Peanut" Hobbs. She is survived by her devoted husband Jim, daughter Karla, and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

The family is forever grateful to the medical teams of Dr. Michael Grant, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, and the 3rd floor Truett nursing staff and Palliative Care team of Baylor University Medical Center who so lovingly cared for her. They would also like to thank nurses of Faith Presbyterian Hospice, led by Lee Poole, who sustained them in her final days.

A private burial for family and close friends will be held Friday, May 12, at 3:00 pm in the Rice Cemetery. A memorial service honoring Kay's life will take place at St. Marks UMC in Mesquite at 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 13, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Marks UMC, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.

Private family graveside services will be held in Rice Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Notes:

  • w/o Jimmy Wayne Perry - d/o Chester Moses Hobbs and Marie Elizabeth Hobbs
  • CHS 1956

Rosa Bee (Wear) Cummins-Bower
Nov 6, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Rosa B. Cummins Bower (Nanie), beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went to be with her Lord on May 19, 2017 at age 89. She was born on November 6, 1927 in Rice, Texas to Gilbert Herman and Alma Chapman Clark Wear.

Rosa's life will be remembered by her devotion and sacrificial love to her family, along with her selfless service to others. Her kindness and sweet spirit were enduring hallmarks of her life and a reflection of the Lord's presence and love.

She attended Rice High School where she graduated with honors in 1945. She went on to graduate from Brantley-Draughon Business College, Ft. Worth, Tx in 1946. She retired from Texas Utilities Fuel Company in 1987 following a 26-year career working in Corsicana and Dallas.

She married Robert Bower of Corsicana in 2004. They enjoyed a decade of serving others at First Baptist Church, Corsicana, Meals-On-Wheels, and supper clubs. She loved playing games and was renowned among her family and friends for her cards and dominos playing skills.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl Nan (Glen) Kitchens, Rodric Ernest (Connie) Cummins, and daughter-in-law Kay Cummins; 5 grandchildren, Jill (Morgan) Ephlin, Shelley (Jordan) Golden, Meghan (Jared) Mazzola, Joni (Randall) Heye, and Taylor (Cayla) Cummins; 6 great grandchildren (and her beloved dog Lucy). She is preceded in death by her parents, son James Randall Cummins, husband Robert Bower, and brother Howard Wear.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, with burial to follow at Rice Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Carrie May (McSpadden) Thomas
Oct 14, 1875 - Mar 1, 1929

PURDON WOMAN BURIED FRIDAY UNGER CEMETERY

Mrs. Jack Thomas, aged about 50 years, died at the family home near Purdon Thursday night and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Unger cemetery near Purdon.

Surviving are her husband and several children and a number of other relatives.

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Lonnie Olivia (Hill) Spencer
Nov 21, 1899 - Jul 8, 1928

ROUND PRAIRIE WOMAN DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. Lonnie Spencer, age 28 years, wife of C. C. Spencer of the Round Prairie community, died at the County Hospital Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock and the body was taken to Round Prairie Monday morning, where interment was made.

Surviving are her husband and several small children.

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Nelson Trent
Oct 29, 1922 - Feb 25, 1928

Kerens Boy Dies After Short Illness

KERENS, March 1.—(Spl.)—Nelson Trent, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Trent, died at the family residence Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock following a short illness. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Archer at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, and burial was made in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved parents in the loss of their little son.

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Dovie Lavon Garritty-Felton
Dec 23, 1942 - Jan 21, 2017

Dovie Lavon Garritty-Felton, 74, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2016 [ sic]. She was born Dec. 23, 1942. She was a resident of Fort Worth.
She is survived by her children, April McGary, Sonya Carter (Darrell), Gregory Felton, Jeffrey Felton and Jolana Felton; brothers, Willie Garritty (Mary) and James Garritty (Glenda); sisters, Eula Catherine Williams, Annie Ruth Smith and LaNell House along with a host of grandchildren, family and friends.
Visitation will be held from noon to 9:30 p.m. The family will be in attendance from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Home chapel.
Interment to follow at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler.

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Kathy Lynn (DeChaume) Mills
Jun 28, 1965 - Dec 19, 2016

Kathy Lynn Mills, 51, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born June 28, 1965 in Dallas to William Travis and Bobbie Joyce DeChaume.
Kathy was a 1983 graduate of Corsicana High School, attended Navarro College and was a 2011 graduate of Colorado Techincal University. She worked at Walmart in the jewelry department for several years. She loved crafting, crocheting and creative writing. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also loved her pets.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Travis DeChaume; step father Billy Barton; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her soul mate, Eric Fisher; mother, Bobbie Barton; children Josh and Karol Mills; Kathy, Sam and Ally Fisher. Grandchildren, Jazlyn Mills, Kaitly Mills, Hailey Mills. Sisters Judy and Steve McNeil; Jamie Altman and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Owens officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sam Fisher, Edward Chappell, Stephen Marr, John Covington, Eric Covington, James Barina. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Bradford, Jerry Metcalf, Ronnie Christopher.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas

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Margaret "Peggy" Francis (Eilermann) Howell
May 16, 1941 - Feb 8, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Francis Howell, 75, was born on May 16, 1941. She passed away quietly on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 after dealing with Alzheimer/Dementia issues for the past few years.
Peggy's focus in life was taking care of her family. She loved her husband Larry and always made sure that if she could make his life easier, she would. Peggy and Larry were a team and she was fortunate that Larry was able to take her on his work travels. They had many great memories of visiting Germany, Switzerland, Iceland, Greenland and many other locations across the pond.
She loved to take care of people and that even held true in her later Alzheimer years. One of the last times she had guests over, she wanted to make sure they were comfortable and asked them about every five minutes if they needed anything - a blanket, a water, a different blanket - who knew what she would offer next. We knew it was her disease talking but it had to make you chuckle a bit. But it's hard to fault someone trying to be kind.
At the home where she resided, she would "help out" with trying to feed the other residents, even if they didn't want it. At one point, she followed her roommate Ana around with a banana trying to get her to eat it. That didn't seem to work too well however she always kept trying.
She was devoted to her kids and grandkids. She loved that Pete had a little girl named Sabrina and they spent many, many days and nights at the lake making memories. To this day, Sabrina loved and spent time visiting her grandma. Peggy's kind heart was evident when her daughter Patti moved in with two young boys and thus they ended up co-parenting two more "kids," Evan and Gareth. Being around all these great kids, sure seemed to keep Peggy and Larry young.
One thing that will always be remembered was Peggy's loving smile and quick wit. She could laugh and joke and poke fun with the best of them and had a kind but funny response to many things. The twinkle in her eye was always there and you knew when a zinger was coming your way by the merriment in her eyes. That sharpness of wit tempered with kindness is a fond memory. We have all been touched by her kindness, will remember her humor and all will be better from knowing her.
Her last days were spent at what we called "Vilma's house," which was actually a Legends Hospice/Assisted Living home. She had wonderful caregivers in Vilma and Abby and others in the home. We are indebted to them for their care and kindness to her.
Peggy was predeceased in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Larry in October 2015 and her daughter Patti Howell, in February 2016 and by her parents Lorraine and Herbert Eilermann.
Peggy is survived by her son Pete Howell and wife Brenda; grandchildren Sabrina Howell, Evan Pritchard and Gareth Pritchard; great-grandson, Gavin Pritchard; sisters, Pat McKay and husband Dave of Belleville, Illinois Joan Guinn and husband Gary of Belleville, Illinois and Deb Schomake and husband Bob of Imperial, Missouri.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at Paschal Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Rev Glenda Whitehead will officiate and Interment will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, February 11, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Larry Howell - d/o and Herbert Eilermann and Lorraine Eilermann
  • This obit shows her parent's name as Eilermann but her husband's listing shows her as Gulley. It shows her as Gulley on a birth record for their daughter.

Betty Jane (Rivers) Clark
Nov 23, 1934 - Feb 6, 2017
 
Betty Jane Rivers Clark, 82 years old, left this world for her heavenly home on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Cedar Hill. Betty was born on Nov. 23, 1934 to Cecil and Jane Rivers in Gatesville. When Betty was quite young they moved to Ennis. They attended First Baptist Church where Betty made her profession of faith in Christ Jesus. She graduated from Ennis High School, and then attended Draughns Business School in Dallas. Betty was employed in Dallas and later took classes at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster.
Betty Jane was married to Kennith Brinston Clark on Aug. 21, 1954 in Ennis.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Kennith Brinston Clark (November 11, 2011) her parents Cecil and Jane Rivers, a son James Monty Clark (February 12, 1958) a daughter, Debbie Jane Clark (February 29, 1976, brother in laws Dewey Lowell Clark, Chandler Boling, and James Owen; sister in law and brother in law L.D. and Margaret (Clark) Lusk.
She is survived by sons; Kennith Michael and wife Renee Clark and Larry Mark and wife Cynthia Clark; daughter, Lorrie Anne and husband James Hudson; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; sister Peggy Huckabee; sister in law, Patricia Owen and Sherry Boling and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Clark, Cory Clark, Jon Grimes, Chris Clark, Matthew Clark and Eric Jordan.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org)
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Clessie Beatrice (Ingram) Baker
Feb 6, 1922 - Mar 22, 2017

Clessie B. Baker, 95 of Luling passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born Feb. 6, 1922 in Barry to E.H. Ingram and Francis Watkins Ingram. She enjoyed crocheting and loved to fish.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Lacy Baker and daughter, Brenda Joyce Webber.
She is survived by three children, Glenda B. Beck, Lacy Dwayne Baker and Gary Alan Baker; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Susan B. “Susie” (Alford) Stamper-Johnson
Sep 22, 1862 - Jun 13, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. JOHNSON HELD THURSDAY

MOTHER OF MRS. R. P. M’ENTIRE PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY EVENING

Mrs. Susie Johnson, aged 64 years died at 1607 West Second avenue Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock following a lingering illness and the funeral services were conducted from the residence Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Patterson, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Johnson was born at Winchester, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1803. She joined the Methodist church when a young girl and was a member of the First Methodist church here at the time of her death. She married G. W. Stamper. After the death of Mr. Stamper, she was married to G. D. Johnson.

Surviving are the following children, Mrs. R. P. McEntire, Corsicana; W. D. Johnson, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank Conts, Mexia; Mrs. Bryant Austin, Powell; Mrs. Walter Denton, Trinidad; A. C. Johnson, Marshll; Mrs. Bob Fite, Grand Prairie. Two brothers, Ellis and Will Alford and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie and Bettie Stamper, all of Tennessee.

Pallbearers were C. E. Love, Donald Smith, D. M. Parham, Jim Taylor, Cecil Foster and S. W. Burdine.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 14, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband G. W. Stamper married Sep. 22, 1881 2nd George Dudley Johnson d/o Wiley Napoleon Bonapart Alford and Dicey Charles (Bilbro) Alford
     

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FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. JOHNSON

PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY EVENING FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie B. Johnson, aged 64 years, who died Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock following a linger illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from 1607 West Second avenue with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. I. Patterson, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Winchester, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1863. She joined the Methodist church when she was 14 years old and at the time of her death was a member of the First Methodist church here. She was married to G. W. Stamper and after his death, married G. D. Johnson, who died several years ago.

Surviving are the following children; Mrs. R. P. McEntire, Corsicana; W. D. Johnson, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank Coots, Mexia; Mrs. Bryant Austin, Powell; Mrs. Walter Denton, Trinidad; A. C. Johnson, Marshall; Mrs. Bob Fite, Grand Prairie; two brothers Ellis and Will Alford, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Stamper and Mrs. Bettie Stamper, all of Tennessee.

Pallbearers were C. E. Love, Donald Smith, D. M. Parham, Jim Tavier, Cecil Foster and S. W. Burdine.

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Robert Emmett Whorton
Feb 14, 1869 - Sep 24, 1928

Robert E. Whorton Passed Away Monday

Robert E. Whorton, aged 59 years, died Monday afternoon at 2:10 o’clock at 208 West First avenue, following a lingering illness and the funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison.

Mr. Whorton formerly farmed in the Pickett community. He was born in Georgia but had resided in Navarro county practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, one son, four daughters and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROBT. WHORTON HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Robert E. Whorton, aged 59 years, who died Monday afternoon following lingering illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. He was born in Georgia, but had resided in Navarro county practically all his life. He farmed in the Pickett community for several years prior to coming to Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, one son, four daughters and other relatives.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison of Richland. Pallbearers were George W. Walton, P. D. Williams, Earl Stokes, J. B. Jones, Joe Thomas and Bert Williams.

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Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” (Davis) Fryar
Jan 17, 1855 - Sep 22, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FORMER CORSICANAN

MRS. NANNIE E. FRYAR DIED IN KERRVILLE SATURDAY NIGHT

The body of Mrs. Nannie E. Fryar aged 73 years, resident of Corsicana for many years who died at her home in Kerrville, Saturday night at 11:30 o’clock, arrived in Corsicana Monday morning on the early H. and T. C. passenger train and was taken to the residence of her nephew C. C. Walton, 1416 West Fifth avenue, where the funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Fryar moved to Kerrville about five years ago. She was well-known in Corsicana where she maintained her home for many years.

Surviving are two children, Dr. T. V. Fryar and Mrs. Cleve Wilkerson, both of Kerrville; two granddaughters, two nephews, C. A. Davis and C. C. Walton, both of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were G. C. Thompson, R. W. Wiggins, Charles Lewis, Doc Redden, Dr. S. H. Burnett, Wesley Redden, Dude Ransom and H. C. Ballew.

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Lucy Ann “Lula/Lou” (Cheney) Sandwich
Jun 1856 - Sep 16, 1928

MRS. M. H. SANDWICH PASSED AWAY SUNDAY AT HER HOME HERE

FUNERAL SERVICES POPULAR CORSICANA WOMAN MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. M. H. Sandwich, aged 72 years, died at the family home early Sunday morning, following several months of bad health, followed by three days of serious illness. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home, 2017 West Fifth avenue, with interment following in Oakwood cemetery. Services were conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which deceased was a long time member, she having been a member of the Baptist church since childhood, her father baptizing her and a brother, John Cheney, deceased, when they were young.

Nephews of Mrs. Sandwich acted as pallbearers as follows; Walter Nelson, Dallas; Robert R. Cock, Montgomery Davidson, Byron Cheney, Hood Cheney and Sidney K. Brietz.

Mrs. Sandwich is survived by her husband, M. H. Sandwich; three daughters, Miss Anna Mae Sandwich, Corsicana; Mrs. R. F. Marion, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Frances Cushman, Corsicana; one son, M. H. Sandwich, Jr., San Antonio, one brother, J. W. Cheney; one sister, Miss Fannie Cheney, and numerous other relatives.

Mrs. Sandwich was born near Covington, Ga., 72 years ago, being the daughter of a prominent Georgia physician and minister. Dr. Cheney. As Miss Lucy Cheney she was married to M. H. Sandwich, a leading attorney of her native state, 52 years ago, and five children were born to this union, one of which preceded her to the Great Beyond. Coming to Texas many years ago, Mrs. Sandwich has been identified for a long number of years with the artistic life of Corsicana, having been one of the foremost painters of portraits and still life in this section of Texas, as well as being an expert in other lines of artistic endeavor.

Chief among Mrs. Sandwich’s characteristics, however was he wonderful personality, which drew people toward her as if by a magnet. If she ever had an unkind thought in her life she kept it a closely guarded secret, for none ever heard her express such a thought in word or deed. She was always joyous and cheery with a kind word and a warm welcome for everybody who came into her presence. She was also faithful to her church and her God.

Another trait that was often uppermost in her life was that of encouragement of others. She believed in herself, her loved ones and her friends, and it was often that she inspired others with sufficient courage to face the problems of life in such a way as to surmount obstacles and sweep aside opposition and forge ahead to success. Truly a Mother of Israel has fallen ad there are many who will deeply regret the passing of this good woman.

A profusion of beautiful floral offerings completely hid the grave in Oakwood, attesting the love and esteem in which she was held and a large cortege followed the body to its last resting place following the funeral in the home.

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Jessie Nathaniel Darwood
Mar. 13, 1853 - Feb. 13, 1928

J. M. Darwood Died in Mexia Monday

J. M. Darwood, aged 74 years, died in Mexia Monday and the funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church at Mexia Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock. The body will be brought to Corsicana where interment will be made Wednesday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock, in Oakwood cemetery, according to information received here Tuesday afternoon.

The deceased is the father of J. L. Darwood of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 14, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (he was a brick mason) h/o Stella (Allen) Darwood married Feb. 4, 1875 s/o Richard Darwood and Ruth (Goodlett) Darwood

John William Darwood
Jul 7, 1851 - Jan 6, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. W. DARWOOD HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. W. Darwood, aged 81 years, former railroad engineer, and resident of Navarro county for a number of years were held at Oakwood cemetery Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, where interment was made. Mr. Darwood died in Wichita Falls.

The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, Corsicana, with Dr. Casner Wright, presiding elder of this district, and Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, Corsicana, assisting.

Surviving is his brother, Rev. I. R. Darwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, with whom the deceased made his home for a number of years.

Pallbearers were J. F. Ward, I. E. Zeller, J. C. Cockerell, John Bonner, W. H. Harris and Fred Bonner.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FORMER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIES IN WICHITA

J. W. Darwood, aged 81 years, resident of Navarro county for a number of years, former railroad engineer, died in Wichita Falls Wednesday afternoon at 1:20 o’clock and the remains arrived in Corsicana Thursday afternoon at 1:24 o’clock and the funeral services were held at
Oakwood cemetery where interment was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving is a brother, Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka, with whom the deceased made his home for a number of years.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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John Leroy Darwood
Mar. 6, 1879 - Sep. 16, 1953

Thursday Rites For J. L. Darwood

Funeral services for J. L. Darwood, 74, retired furniture merchant, 1106 West Eleventh avenue, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday morning were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which he was a long-time steward, and Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Wortham, he had resided in Corsicana 55 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Leroy Darwood, Freeport; two daughters, Mrs. R. R. Martin, Freeport, and Mrs. C. O. Ford, Shepherd, Texas; three grandchildren; two brothers, Mack Darwood, Detroit, Mich., and Dwight Darwood, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Stella George, Fort Worth and Mrs. Rufus Burleson, Huntsville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, September 17, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sallie Mae (Roberts) Darwood married Dec. 27, 1903 2nd wife Gracie E. (Wilson) Darwood married May 5, 1929 s/o Jessie Nathaniel Darwood and Stella (Allen) Darwood

INFANT DAUGHTER Buck
B&D Dec. 9, 1928

Little Babe Died Sunday Morning

The two-hour old infant of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Buck died Sunday morning at 7 o’clock and the funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Buck is an employee of Sowell Bros.

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Edwin R. Daniels
Oct 27, 1927 - Feb 2017
 

DANIELS, Edwin R. Edwin R. Daniels was born October 27, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas. Graduated Texas A&M Class of 1948. Married Lyra Brin of Dallas in 1949. Served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and moved to Dallas in 1956. Became a life insurance agent with Southwestern Life. He obtained his professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He also received a Masters Degree in Financial Services. Elected President of Dallas Association of Life Underwriters in 1969 and later received their Life Underwriter of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards. He and Lyra have one son, Mark, and one daughter, Donna who is married to Byron Rubin, and they have two grandchildren, Dr. Lisa & Richard Hartman and Dr. Lisa & Eric Rubin, and two great grandchildren, Lucy & Leah Hartman. A Memorial Service will be held at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of food or flowers, a contribution would be appreciated to the Eric Rubin Professorship in Electrical Engineering, c/o Texas A&M Foundation , 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840, or to a scholarship fund at the university of your choice.

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Minnie Lee (Warren) Christian
Jan 24, 1875 - Apr 16, 1948

MRS. J. E. CHRISTIAN DIES FRIDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL SET SUNDAY
Mrs. J. E. Christian, aged 73 years, died at her home, 1504 West Seventh avenue, Friday night.
Funeral services are planned from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude A. Guild minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.
Surviving are four daughters Mrs. Ruby Wilson, Mrs. Norman Paul and Mrs. Ken Christie, all of Los Angeles, and Mrs. J. E. Edens, Jr. Corsicana; a brother, L. M. Warren, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Forehand, Trinidad, and Mrs J. A. Burke, Corsicana; three grandchildren and other relatives.

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Agnes Emmazell (Dill) Bailey
Apr 8, 1928 - Jul 8, 2017

In Memory of Emmazell Bailey
1928 - 2017
Mrs. Emmazell Bailey, 89, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born on April 8, 1928 in Cryer Creek, Texas to George Hubert and Blanchie Odessa Coker Dill.
She was a beloved Mother and Grandmother. She was a faithful member of Mildred Baptist Church where she dearly enjoyed her Sunday school class. She was a talented artist and quilter. She retired from Collin Street Bakery after many years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Bailey; parents, George and Blanchie Dill; brothers, Tommy Joe and Clyde Dill and a sister, Betty Adams.
She is survived by her sons, Ronny Ray Bailey of Collinsville, Danny Derl Bailey of Caddo Mills, and Hank Bailey of Corsicana; daughter, Tina Nannett Cupps of Denton; daughter-in-law and faithful caregiver, Cindy Bailey of Corsicana; grandsons, Paul, John, and Anthony Bailey; granddaughters, Amy, Laura, Melanie, Angela, and Kelsey; great grandchildren, Brooklin and Jacob; brothers, Clifford Dill and Bill Dill of Corsicana; sisters, Dorothy Toms of Corsicana and Vera Brown of Caney City, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in her memory.

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Tommie Ann (Coker) Jones
Nov 16, 1937 - July 9, 2017
 
Tommie Coker Jones, 79, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born on Nov. 16, 1937 in Blooming Grove to Augustus Bernice Coker and Frances Emily Thorn Coker.
She was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She worked for many years as a seamstress, and later worked in retail sales where the community loved seeing her every day.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Newton Jones; son, James N. Jones, Jr.; parents, Augustus and Frances Coker and sisters, Letha Mae Gentry and Brenda Coker.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Morehead and husband Gary and Vickie Wing and husband Ron; son, Randy Jones and husband Robert all of Corsicana; granddaughter, Crystal Teerlink and husband Aaron of Lewisburg, Missouri; grandsons, Jeff Milligan and wife Nicky, Cory Milligan and wife Halie Rose of Corsicana, Donnie Morehead and wife Melissa of Preston, Missouri, Brian Wing and wife Lisa and Eric Wing and wife Christy of Corsicana; 16 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Frances Bridger of Barry; brother-in-law, Joe Coker of Barry and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Hayes officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Wing, Eric Wing, Ron Wing, Jeff Milligan, Cory Milligan and Gary Morehead.

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Hugh Busby Daviss, Judge
Mar 22, 1866 – Dec 15, 1930

County Attorney Dies Early Monday

JUDGE H. B. DAVISS

Judge Daviss was taken ill recently and on Saturday, December 6, underwent an operation but failed to respond and had been in a critical condition at the Navarro County Hospital since that time. While every effort was made to save him his life had been despaired of for the past several days.

JUDGE H. B. DAVISS DIED EARLY MONDAY FUNERAL TUESDAY

COUNTY ATTORNEY PASSED AWAY FOLLOWING SEVERAL DAYS’ ILLNESS

Judge Hugh Busby Daviss, aged 64 years, county attorney of Navarro county, and prominent in the legal and political history of Navarro and Freestone counties for thirty-odd years, died in the Navarro county hospital Monday morning at 5 o’clock following an operation several days ago, and the funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here, of which Judge Daviss had been a long time member, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He was a native of Freestone county where he was county judge two terms and county attorney for two terms prior to being elected district judge of this judicial district when it was composed of Navarro and Freestone counties. He was district judge 12 years.

Judge Daviss and family have resided in Corsicana for 21 years. He was elected county attorney of Navarro county and assumed office January 1, 1929. He had been an attorney of the Humble Oil and Refining company in this area for a number of years, and always was prominent in the legal profession in Central Texas.

Surviving are his wife, six children, H. B. Daviss, Jr., Lubbock; Mrs. W. S. Jackson, Corsicana, Mrs. W. S. Jackson, Corsicana, Mrs. J. E. King, Wewoka, Okla; Mrs. J. C. Sweatmon, Corsicana; Burie Daviss, Corsicana, and Phil Daviss, Roswell, N. M.; six grandchildren,
Charley Daviss, Sara Daviss, Carolyn Sweatmon, Dorothy Claire Sweatmon, Margaret Jane Jackson, and John Etheridge King, Jr.; two brothers, Nat E. Daviss, La Porte; and Dr. E. P. Daviss, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Davis, Dallas; and Mrs. R. P. Riley, Teague.

All departments of the Navarro County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday afternoon for the funeral services.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY

JUDGE H. B. DAVISS DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL EARLY MONDAY

Funeral services for Judge Hugh Busby Daviss, aged 64, county attorney, and prominent figure in the political history of Central Texas for more than forty years, who died in the Navarro County Hospital early Monday following an operation, Dec. 6, were held Tuesday afternoon from the First Methodist church at 2:30 with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Horace Bishop, Methodist minister of Dallas, a life-long friend of Judge Daviss.

Judge Daviss was born in Freestone county, March 22, 1866 , and was the son of the late H. P. Daviss, who were among the earliest pioneers of that county.

Early in life, he entered political activities in his native county, and was elected county surveyor when 18 years of age. He studied law while at work and was admitted to the bar before he became of age and was elected county attorney of Freestone county when he was 21 years old. He served two years, and later was county judge of that county for two years. He served as judge of the Thirteenth Judicial district court twelve years when the district was composed of Navarro, Limestone and Freestone counties, and moved to Corsicana 22 years ago. Judge Daviss was an attorney for the Humble Oil company for many years.

He was a long-time member of the First Methodist church here and served on the board of stewards for 14 years. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge.

Judge was married to Miss Sallie Burleson in Freestone county in 1892.

Surviving are his wife, six children, H. B. Daviss, Jr., Lubbock; Mrs. W. S. Jackson, Corsicana, Mrs. W. S. Jackson, Corsicana, Mrs. J. E. King, Wewoka, Okla; Mrs. J. C. Sweatmon, Corsicana; Burie Daviss, Corsicana, and Phil Daviss, Roswell, N. M.; six grandchildren,
Charley Daviss, Sara Daviss, Carolyn Sweatmon, Dorothy Claire Sweatmon, Margaret Jane Jackson, and John Etheridge King, Jr.; two brothers, Nat E. Daviss, La Porte; and Dr. E. P. Daviss, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Davis, Dallas; and Mrs. R. P. Riley, Teague, and numerous other relatives.

All departments of the Navarro County Courthouse were closed Tuesday afternoon for the funeral services. The Navarro county grand jury attended the services in a body.

Active pallbearers were Lee Jester, Beauford Jester, Wayne Howell, John C. Beck, Frost; W. W. Harris, J. A. Bonner, Eureka; E. E. Babers, and W. A. Hagg, Mexia.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Bar Association and friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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BURLE DAVISS IS NAMED TO SUCCEED FATHER BY COURT

SON OF DECEASED COUNTY ATTORNEY TO FILL UNEXPIRED TERM IN OFFICE

Burle Daviss, 24 years of age, youngest member of the Navarro county Bar Association, was appointed county attorney to fill the unexpired term of his father, Judge H. B. Daviss, who died Monday morning.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE TO BE HELD SUNDAY FOR LATE ATTORNEY

Final arrangements for the late Judge H. B. Daviss, in the county courtroom at the courthouse Sunday afternoon at 3:30 were being made by the Navarro County Bar Association Saturday afternoon, according to an announcement by Beauford H. Jester, president. Members of the bar association are urged to be present, and the general public and friends of Mr. Daviss are cordially invited to attend.

Speakers will include Rufus Hardy, R. L. Williford of Fairfield, and Hon. Luther A. Johnson, Charles T. Banister, city attorney is in charge of the decorations, and W. W. Harris, Lawrence Treadwell and C. L. Jester compose the committee on resolutions.

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TRIBUTES PAID TO MEMORY LATE JUDGE H. B. DAVISS SUNDAY

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR ATTORNEY HELD BY NAVARRO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

The tribute was paid to the Grand record as a public office of the late Hugh Busby Daviss the memorial service held by the Navarro County Bar Association in the county court room Sunday afternoon.

Beauford H. Jester presiding at the session in his capacity as president of the bar association, declared that the deceased member was known both in Freestone and Navarro counties, and that in his years in the latter sector he was known in the fullness of life, with a great measure of years and success. He said he was known in Navarro county as a jurist, attorney, conscientious citizen, father and friend. He declared that he had served his community well.

W. W. Harris, chairman of the special resolutions committee, presented resolutions of respect to the departed member. Other members of the committee were C. L. Jester and L. Treadwell. In speaking to the adoption of the resolutions. Mr. Harris said that his life outside of Navarro county was unknown to him, but that he had been acquainted with the jurist since he came to Corsicana. He declared that he became intimately acquainted with him during the last eighteen months of his life when they were associated together in the office of the county attorney. He said that he knew him to be a man of true and genuine worth from every standpoint, and every individual here his good will; he declared that he had never seen a man so free of personal malice.

Efficient and Fearless.
He declared that he was an efficient and fearless officer. Paying tribute to his family life, the speaker said that Judge Daviss often declared that his life was a success if he had done nothing more than present the state of Texas with the six worthwhile citizens which his six children had made.

Judge Rufus Hardy, before whom the deceased member appeared to become a licensed attorney, was the second speaker of the afternoon. He said that he remembered the deceased as a boy reaching maturity, then as a young lawyer, as a public official, and then as a fellow attorney. He declared that he knew his father before him.

He paid tribute to Judge Daviss as one of a line of public officials in Freestone county who kept the bench of that county unsullied from any disrepute for more than fifty years, during which time such men as Judges Prendergast, Bradley, Frost, and Cobb served this court in addition to the deceased and himself.

He declared that Judge Daviss was not only a lawyer, but a Christion, loyal husband and kind father. He asserted that he walked in life steadily and sternly without deviation from the paths of duty and responsibility, and no man could pay a greater tribute than to say “he walked uprightly always.”

Law Partner Speaks.
Judge. R. L. Williford of Fairfield, first and only law partner of this deceased, was the next speaker, and stated that he had known him for forty-five years or more in his home, in public office, in the courts, and elsewhere. He declared he never knew him to attempt to take an unfair advantage of opposing counsel or a court. He paid tribute to him as a careful and good lawyer, a self-educated man, and one who was instrumental in carrying through many legal cases that were tried for the first time in the United States in the courts of Freestone county.

He paid tribute to his life-long friend for glowing terms, recounting their early experiences together; he paid tribute to his record as a churchman; and declared that he was a friend of all mankind. Never an unclean penny passed through his hand, his partner asserted.

He declared that Judge Daviss left behind him a record of which any man could well be proud as a county attorney, county judge, and district judge, although he was cut down in his prime.

He quoted “Abou Ben Adam” as a final tribute to his friend.

Congressman Heard.
Congressman Luther A. Johnson was the final speaker of the afternoon and pointed out the appropriateness of holding the memorial service in the courthouse where the deceased had served his fellowmen for twelve years as district judge and two as county attorney, rendering faithful and efficient services always.

He said that he had known Judge Daviss for twenty-five years, first as a citizen of Freestone county, where the firm of Daviss and Williford was one of the outstanding legal firms of the state. He declared that the deceased was an illustrious product of the old Thirteenth Judicial district that had produced many capable leaders. He pointed out that many leaders had come from within the bounds of the old district embracing Navarro, Freestone, and Limestone counties. Including Judge M. E. Bradley, W. L. Moody, F. M. Etheridge, Judge Carter Kirven, Merritt Edwards, J. Ross Spell, W. R. Boyd, Sr., and others.

He declared that he knew Judge Daviss as a judge for two years in Freestone county, and appeared before him in the capacity of prosecuting attorney and counsel. His twenty-two years spent in public office attest without negate on his honesty. He termed him on many of lofty ideals, one who believed in principles and was willing to fight for them.

Inspiration to Youth.
He declared that Judge Daviss’ life was an inspiration to the youth of today, for he had succeeded after facing many hardships. He listed his four outstanding characteristics as his fidelity to duty, love of little children, devotion to his family, and his loyalty to his friends. He declared that his life was one that had not been lived in vain.

The resolution presented early in the service were unanimously adopted, and Dr. John W. Bergin prounced the benediction.

The courtroom had been attractively decorated with cut flowers and blooming pot plants under the supervision of Charles T. Banister, chairman of the decoration committee.

Resolutions.
The resolutions follow:

To the Honorable Beauford H. Jester, president, and members of Navarro County Bar association:

Your committee appointed to prepare resolutions in memory of our deceased member, brother lawyer and friend, beg leave to submit the following:

Hugh Busby Daviss was born March 11, 1866, in Freestone county, Texas, the son of pioneer parents, his father and mother having removed from the state of Alabama to Freestone county, Texas, in the early history of this section of the state. He resided in Freestone county during all his childhood, and until his removal to Corsicana about the year 1909. Early in life he was thrown upon his, own resources, and with the additional burden of assisting in the support and maintenance of his mother and younger brothers and sisters.

Judge Daviss was a self-educated man, having been reared under the adverse conditions obtaining during his childhood, with reference to school advantages. He attended such primary schools as were available, and later applied himself to his studies at home and in the office, and finally studied law, receiving his license to practice law about 1889, in the district court of Freestone county, Texas, which court was at that time presided over by the Honorable Rufus Hardy.

In November, 1892, Judge Daviss was elected county attorney of Freestone county, Texas, which office he held for four years. It was during his administration as county attorney of Freestone county, on November 12, 1893, that he was married to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Burleson, a daughter of another pioneer family of this section of the state.

To this union were born, and survive Judge Daviss, six children, namely, H. B. Daviss, Jr., of Lubbock, Texas; Mrs. W. S. Jackson of Tyler, Texas; Mrs. J. E. King of Tyler, Texas; Mrs. J. C. Sweatman of Corsicana, Texas; Burle Daviss of Corsicana, Texas and Phil Daviss of Roswell New Mexico.

He was elected county judge of Freestone county, Texas in November 1`898 and served two terms in that office. From January 1903 until January 1909, he practice law in Freestone county, a part of this time being in partnership with Judge R. L. Williford.

At the general election of November, 1908, Judge Daviss was elected district judge of the old 13th judicial district, then composed of Freestone, Limestone and Navarro counties. He served two terms as district judge, presiding over the three counties of the old district. In 1916, Navarro county having been separated from Freestone and Limestone counties, and made to compose a district within itself, Judge Daviss offered himself as a candidate for district judge of Navarro county, and was elected and served in such capacity nearly four years, until the fall of 1920, when he resigned to re-enter the private practice of law.

Therefore he was continuously engaged in the practice of his chosen profession in Corsicana, and adjoining counties, being conspicuously engaged in several import litigated matters, and especially as local attorney for the Humble Oil Refining company.

In the year 1909, shortly after Judge Daviss had been elected district judge, he removed from Freestone county to Corsicana, with his family where he continued to reside and make his home.

In 1928, at the earnest solicitation of many of Judge Daviss’ friends, he became a candidate in the democratic primaries for county attorney of Navarro county, Texas, was elected, and was serving in such capacity when he was stricken, from the effects of which he died at about five o’clock on the morning of the 15th day of December, 1930.

He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church, and served for some fourteen years on its board of stewards. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge, and for many years took a leading part in its activities.

During all of his official career he was a faithful public servant. He regarded a public office as a trust, and ever conducted himself in an official capacity in accordance with the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

In his private life he was clean and generous to a fault. To all worth causes he was a contributor. His friendships he took seriously. He was kind and considerate. His home life was ideal, and he went to the end of his career with that serenity of spirit and assurance of faith warranted by a life of genuine service.

WHEREFORE, we submit and recommend the following resolution:

Resolved:
In the death of Hugh Busby Daviss, the Navarro County Bar Association has lost one of its abilest and most widely known members.

The city, county, and state has lost a loyal, efficient and true citizen, and public servant.

The religious and moral forces of the community and state have lost an exemplar and a valiant defender.

His wife and children have lost an ideal husband and father.

Resolved further:

That this memorial be recorded in the minutes of our courts of record, that a copy be personally delivered to the family, together with a sincere expression of condolence in their bereavement, and that a copy be provided for the local press.

Respectfully submitted,

W. W. HARRIS,
C. L. JESTER,
L. TREADWELL,
Committee.

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Opal Joyce (Elmore) Gillespie
Sept 3, 1942 - Apr 26, 2017
 
Opal Joyce Gillespie, 74, left to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 26, 2017. She was born Sept. 3, 1942 in Sherman.
Joyce devoted her life to her family and her charitable organizations. She volunteered with UNICEF in Houston for many years and also served as president. She loved her gardens and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Leon and Opal Elmore, as well as her brothers, Leroy Elmore, Larry Elmore and Jack Elmore.
She is survived by her daughter, Carole Joyce Crutchfield and husband Raymond Crutchfield of College Station; son, Bobby Gillespie, of San Antonio; grandchildren, Joshua Robert Jolly, Jonathan Matthew Jolly, Carolyn Crutchfield, Quinn Gillespie and Crystal Louise Ahrens Rivas. She is also survived by brothers Doyle Elmore and wife Sue, Raymond Elmore and wife Oleta, Harvey Elmore, Lonnie Elmore and wife Rikki; sisters Linda Bennett, Nancy Dunsmore, Peggy Allen and husband Robert, Andra Jones and husband Ronnie, Rebecca Hall and husband Danny. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews that she adored.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Williamson Gillespie, IV, Jonathan Matthew Jolly, Quinn Gillespie, Raymond Crutchfield, Stephen Elmore, Roland Bennett, Ron Bennett, and Blake Elmore. Honorary Pallbearer will be Joshua Robert Jolly
"Mom (Nana) we love you and you will be missed."
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Leo George Wockenfuss, Jr.
May 13, 1961 - May 12, 2017
 
Leo G. Wockenfuss, 55, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.
Visitation with the family will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Noe Garcia officiating.
Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Mr. Leo George Wockenfuss, age 55, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Heritage Oaks West. He was born on May 13, 1961 in Houston, Texas to Leo G. Wockenfuss, Sr. and Charlotte Eva Marie Wockenfuss.

He worked as a truck driver in the transportation industry before retirement. He was a devoted husband and father.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son. He is survived by his wife, Manuela Wockenfuss and son, William Wockenfuss.

Visitation with the family is scheduled for Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:00 A.M at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Noe Garcia officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

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Mary Eudora Josephine "Jo" (Jackson) Stevens
Dec 8, 1934 - May 4, 2017
 
Mary Josephine "Jo" Stevens passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Jo was born in Houston to Elizabeth and G.L Jackson. She was an active and loyal member of South Main Baptist church until moving to Corsicana, Texas in 1979 where she then became an active member of First Baptist Church.
Jo adored children, and volunteered her time as a CASA advocate for children. She taught first grade Sunday school as well as public school for decades at multiple campuses, including Drane Intermediate School from 1981 until her retirement.
Jo lived life to the fullest. She was always ready for an adventure and loved to travel, particularly when given the opportunity to experience nature's beauty. Always young at heart, some of Jo's favorite hobbies included swimming every morning, biking with friends, hiking, reading, following her favorite sports teams, particularly that of her alma mater, Baylor University and spending time with her family and pets.
She is survived by her beloved husband, John Stevens; sons, Randy Stevens, Scott Stevens and wife Robin; daughter, Kristen Knutson and husband David; grandchildren, Lindsey McCartney and husband Ethan, Dylan Knutson, Logan Stevens and wife Ashlyn, Jack Knutson and Sage Stevens; sister, Betty Ross Preisler Kelley and husband James.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Lynda Sue (Peacock) Parks-Hampton
Apr 30, 1947 - May 11, 2017
 
Lynda Sue Peacock Parks Hampton passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was born April 30, 1947.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017 at at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Lynda Sue (Peacock) Parks-Hampton 1st husband Lyndon Lowell Parks married Dec. 7, 1967 2nd husband Robert Hampton; d/o Robert Henry Peacock & Ruby Lee (Standard) Peacock-Johnston [Buried in the Oakwood Cemetery]

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Lynda Sue Peacock Parks Hampton, of Hughes Springs, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

Lynda was born April 30, 1947 in Corsicana, Texas to Robert Henry and Ruby Lee Peacock. Lynda was an educator for 32 years and touched the lives of many children in East Texas.

Lynda was an avid reader and seamstress. She also enjoyed traveling to new places and learning the history of the area, as well as, camping, motorcycling in Arkansas, and spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviors include her husband, Ronald Hampton of Hughes Springs; daughter, Lysa Parks of Lindale; sons, Lance Parks and wife Connie of Lindale, Clayton Hampton and wife Tabitha of Jenkins; gradaughters, Hanna, Morgan, Adalyn; and grandson, Anthony; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Mrs. Hampton will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Mrs. Hampton was born April 30, 1947 and passed away May 11, 2017.

 


Patricia Ann Hill
Feb 18, 1966 - May 15, 2017
 
Patricia Ann Hill of Corsicana passed away Monday evening, May 15, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 51. She was born in Dallas to John Carroll Hill and Virginia Barnett Hill Feb. 18, 1966.
She is survived by her mother Virginia Hill; children; Robert Hill, Dessirie Garcia, Brandy Goff, Nathaniel Hill and Jessica Hill; grandchildren; Kevin Ovalle Jr., Breanna Ovalle, Hecter Sierra, Juliza Gomez, Eboni Gomez, Lissandro Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, Nivea Myles, Kingston Hill and DeMarje Hill; great grandchildren; Jayden Vega and Israel Vega; siblings; Mary Hill, John Hill, Rebecca Carroll and Joyce Kay. She is also survived by nephew Michael Hill and niece Jenny Furtek and a number of extended family members.
A memorial service is not scheduled at this time.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Tula Johnapelus
Jan 7, 1924 - May 10, 2017
 
Modest, kind, hilarious, an inveterate thank-you note writer and a Cowboys fan through and through, Tula was born in Corsicana on Jan. 7, 1924. Tula died peacefully Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Houston. The fourth child of James and Mary Johnapelus of Sparta, Greece, Tula came into this world singing and dancing and left the same way. Tula was always the life of the party. She took pure delight in her family, the Cowboys and any event that involved a song. Tula knew the words to every Cole Porter song and a fair number of Texas camp songs and she would happily serenade you at the drop of a hat. All she needed to make her life complete was for you to join the fun.
As a young woman, Tula moved to the big city looking for a job. She swore she didn't know they were a football team when she applied for a job with the Dallas Cowboys, but Tex Schramm, Coach Landry and the "Boys" soon became her second family. Tula worked for the Cowboys in the glory days from 1961 to 1989 and after her retirement she remained a vocal and enthusiastic supporter.
In May of 2011, Tula moved to Houston and proceeded to charm the residents of the biggest city in Texas. She created a third family of devoted friends at The Hallmark, where she was the belle of the ball.
Tula is preceded in death by her brother Tom and Sisters Angelina, Vina and Stella.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Mike Dorsey and wife Norma; Tommy Dorsey, wife Sylvia and children Elizabeth, Thomas and Wayo; Ellen Dorsey, husband Jim Susman and children Elizabeth and Emily; Lane Rutledge, husband Steve and children John and Cayce; Jane Munoz, husband James and children Justin, Andrew, Joseph and Dylan and seven great-great nieces and nephews all of whom will miss her infectious laugh, mischievous twinkle and her ability to listen with true interest and deep compassion to whatever they had to share.
The family would like to thank Tula's beloved "angels" at The Hallmark and the wonderful caregivers at Hospice Houston.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
A Memorial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 at The Hallmark in Houston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tula's memory to St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas

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Joy Bernice (Coker) Grimes-Hull
Jan 29, 1930 - May 12, 2017
 
Joy Bernice Coker Grimes Hull, 87, of Corsicana went into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ in her heavenly home Friday, May 12, 2017 at her residence in Corsicana. We rejoice knowing she is walking in the streets of gold with him. She was born Jan. 29, 1930 in Eureka to Lafard G.M. Coker and Nannie Mae Bates Coker. She has three siblings, Junior M. Coker, Arnold Coker and Vivian Coker Jordan. She married Dewey Gilbert Grimes March 25, 1949. They resided in Corsicana where their three children were born.
As a young girl, Bernice worked in the fields with her family pulling cotton, peas, corn, and seasonal fruits. Years later she worked at Tex Sun Glove Factory. She was a devoted Christian teaching her children the importance of the Bible and following Jesus Christ. She was an amazing person helping others, donating her time, and sharing her talents. She was a caregiver for her mothers-in-law, Mattie Lee Gibson Grimes Holley and Eunice Hull along with her mother, Nannie Mae Coker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Dewey Grimes in 1977 and later her second husband, Malcolm Hull in 2014 and brothers, Junior Coker and Arnold Coker.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
She is survived by her sons, Leslie Grimes and Gary Grimes and wife Gail; daughter, Darlene Plemons and husband Johnny; six grandchildren, Sharon Lopez and husband Mark, Michael Grimes and wife Carroll, Dawn Lipsey and husband Edwin, Melissa Grimes, Joni Watson and husband Devlin and Grant Plemons and wife Victoria; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Vivian Coker Jordan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Devlin Watson, Mark Lopez, Michael Grimes, Grant Plemons, Dale Jordan, and Jim Henry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Bereavement Committee, 2800 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
The family extends a special thank you to the ladies who lovingly took care of Bernice, Donna Raymond, Stephanie Howard, Marilyn Warren, and Sandra Woods. Also to Hand-N-Hand Hospice for their care, especially to Kitty Setzco, RN, Ceslie Sapp, CAN, Lisa Nelson, RN and to Dr. Ronald Rodriguez.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Dewey Gilbert Grimes & Malcolm E. Hull; d/o Lafard George Martin Coker & Nannie Mae (Bates) Coker

David Barton
Nov 11, 1930 - May 22, 2017
 
David Barton of Corsicana passed away May 22, 2017 at the age of 86. David was born in Gainesville Nov. 11, 1930 to James and Vesta Barton. Upon graduation, he began working at Sherwin Williams. Shortly after he began his career with them, he met the love of his life, Nita Leaton Barton at a midnight showing of "Gone With The Wind." He went home after the movie and told his mother that he had met the girl he was going to marry. And so it was, on Nov. 14, 1948, they married and began their own love story that endured for 63 years. In 1958, they moved to Corsicana where David managed the Sherwin Williams store and he and Nita raised a family.
According to their older son Gary, he would tell you that no one had a happier childhood than they did. How their mom and dad raised four children on one paycheck every two weeks, he did not know. But he did know they had everything they needed and most of what they wanted. Their dad worked 10 to 12 hours a day, six days a week. After 37 years, he retired at age 55. His kids often kidded him that he had been retired almost as long as he worked.
David was known to have little tact. You never had to guess what side of the fence he was on. He was not politically correct and he had no trouble figuring out which bathroom to use. He treated everyone he met with fairness and compassion. He always did the right thing, even when no one was looking and through all his infirmities later in life, he never ever complained. The only thing he wished for was to be with the love of his life once again. And now he is. Thank you Dad for everything.
During the course of David's career he won many awards for his successful management of the store and served the community through the Lion's Club. He was highly thought of by his employees, customers and friends. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed getting out on the lakes as often as possible upon his retirement in 1986.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nita Barton and son Lane Barton as well as his brothers James, Leo and Phillip and sister Barbara.
He is survived by his children, Gary, Terry and Lisa and daughters-in-law Diane and Rae Cene. David had five grandchildren Joshua, Laura, Hope, Nikki and Katie and one great grandson Connor.
His ashes will be interred at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

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INFANT GIRL Bryant
Apr 14, 1929 - Apr 15, 1929

POWELL

POWELL, April 20.—(Spl.)—Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bryant had a baby girl born to them Sunday. It only lived several hours, and was buried at Prairie Point cemetery Monday afternoon.

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INFANT SON Hawkins
B&D Dec 6, 1929

Infant Was Buried At Prairie Point

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hawkins, 914 West Sixteenth avenue, died Friday morning at 3:30 o’clock and the funeral was held at the
Prairie Point cemetery Friday afternoon.

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Alfred D. Wilson
Jan 3, 1868 - Feb 9, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON POWELL BANKER

Funeral services for Alfred D. Wilson, aged 61 years, prominent ginner and banker of Powell, native Texan, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday morning at 11:30 o’clock following an operation for a ruptured appendix Tuesday were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Church of Christ with burial in the
Prairie Point cemetery near Bazette. The services were conducted by Rev. Clark Cuthbertson of Dallas.

Mr. Wilson was a member of the present Navarro county grand jury.

Surviving are three children, Lloyd Wilson, vice president and cashier of the First National Bank of Ferris; Mrs. E. P. Breithaupt, Powell, Fred Wilson, Mabank; one brother Ed, Wilson, Bazette, and other relatives.

Following were pallbearers:
Christian , S. Z. Burke, Chap Alston, Fitz Kenner, J. N. Edens, J. Y. and Will Gowan.

Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 11, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ora Viola (Parrish) Wilson married Jan. 13, 1887; s/o William Doctor Johnson Wilson & May Ellenor “Mollie” (Walker) Wilson

Frank Vernon
Dec 8, 1909 - Dec 8, 1929

BODY OF ACCIDENT VICTIM ARRIVED IN CORSICANA MONDAY

Frank Vernon, aged 21 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Vernon who reside one mile south of Roane, was instantly killed near Vernon, Texas, Sunday morning when the truck in which he was riding collided with another car while driving through a heavy fog and the body arrived in Corsicana on the southbound Southern Pacific passenger train Monday morning at 11:22 o’clock. The funeral was held at the
Prairie Point cemetery Monday afternoon where interment was made.

Vernon’s neck was broken.

Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Alvin and Edward Vernon, both of Vernon, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Mann, Vernon, Texas; Mrs. Myrtle McDonald, Pinkston, and two sisters who are still at home.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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INFANT SON Smith
Oct 1, 1929 - Oct 2, 1929

BABY BOY PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY; BURIED THURSDAY

The two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith, 731 West Eighth avenue, died Wednesday night at 7:30 o’clock and the funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the
Prairie Point cemetery.

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

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Della Marie Basnet
abt 1976 - July 2, 2017

 
Della Marie Basnet, 41, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Dallas.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at A New Beginning Church located at 105 N. Waco Ave., in Dawson.
Interment will follow at Farmersville Cemetery in Dawson.

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Kenneth Donald "Poppy" McCreary
Mar 23, 1933 - July 9, 2017
 
Kenneth Donald "Poppy" McCreary passed away peacefully Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana at the age of 84.
Donald was born March 23, 1933 in Roane to Kenneth Clifton McCreary and Lillie Skipper-McCreary. Donald graduated from Corsicana High School in 1952. Following graduation, he was drafted into the US Army where he served as a heavy equipment mechanic in Korea. Donald married the love of his life, Bobbie Ann Allbritton of Buffalo Oct. 14, 1957. Donald worked in pipeline construction, auto parts sales, and as a mechanic at the Jewett Mine until his retirement in 1999. Donald loved the outdoors and was an avid collector of guns.
Donald is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bobbie McCreary, his son Scott McCreary and his wife Stacey of Corsicana; his grandchildren Grayson McCreary of Huntsville, Gretchen McCreary, Morgan McCreary, Wilson Shelton and wife Katie, Whitney Bugg and husband Nathan all of Corsicana; his great-grandchildren Parker McCreary, Connor and Jax Shelton, and Hawk Bugg all of Corsicana; sister Leola Smith of Manhattan, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his sister Oleta Douglas of Welch, Oklahoma.
A celebration of Donald's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at The Cowboy Church of Corsicana at 5864 W. Hwy. 31. The service will be officiated by Derek Rogers.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to The Cowboy Church of Corsicana. The family would like to thank all the employees of Heritage Oaks West and Navarro Regional ICU for the compassionate care.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • CHS 1952
     


Jackie Sue (Milstead) Cedillo
May 7, 1975 - July 10, 2017
 
Jackie Sue Cedillo, 42, of Purdon passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Submitted by
    Karen Rost

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Jackie Sue Cedillo, 42, of Purdon passed away on July 10, 2017. She was born on May 7, 1975 in Fort Polk, Louisiana to Jack Harris and Georgia Jordan Milstead.

She was a loving and outgoing soul. She enjoyed spending her time with children and listening to music. She loved to dance to cumbias and enjoyed listening to El Buki. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack Duane Harris and Georgia Jordan Milstead.

She is survived by her husband, Jose Cedillo of Purdon; children, Alexis, Aaron, Jose Jr., and Makayla; sisters, Vicki Ovalle and husband David of Corsicana, Connie Bradford of Anacoco, LA, and Kayla Bradford of Pickering, LA; stepmother, Louise Jan Harris; parents-in-law, Jose and Maria Cedillo; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10am-1pm at Corley Funeral Home. Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Linda Ann (Selby) Hardin
Sept 29, 1958 - July 13, 2017
 
Linda Hardin, 58, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Hubbard. She was born Sept. 29,1958 in Corsicana.
Linda was a very generous and loving person who loved the Lord, her family and her pets. She was a 1977 graduate of Corsicana High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Billie Johnston and Windel Selby; brother, Ricky Kelly; step-father, Worth Johnston, and step-sister Virgina (Dink) Johnston.
Linda is survived by husband, Tommy Hardin; step-sister, Beth Johnston Niedringhaus along with several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Trinity Assembly Of God located at 109 FM 2452, with Pastor James Williams officiating.
Arrangements Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 14, 2017
    Submitted by
    Karen Rost

James Ernest "Jimmy" Hooser
Feb 15, 1931 - July 10, 2017

James Ernest Hooser, 86, of Frost passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. He was born Feb. 15, 1931, to Ernest and Anne Faye Hooser in Frost.
After graduating Frost High School in 1948, he attended Navarro College where he was part of the first group of students known as the Barracks Bunch. From there he went on to Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University, where he graduated in 1956 with a degree in Agriculture Education. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. After graduation, he returned to Frost to run the family farm, which began in the 1880s. He started farming with two hard-tail mules and a one-row plow and remained in operation through auto-steer tractors and satellite imagery.
Jimmy's heart for service was evident in his community involvement. He was a member of the Frost City Council for 44 years and a deacon of the Frost Baptist Church. In recognition of his 18 years of service on the Navarro College Board of Trustees, a student dormitory, Jimmy Hooser Hall, was named in his honor. He was also on the board of directors for the Federal Land Bank Association in Corsicana for 20 years.
Jimmy brought his passion for farming to the community he loved and served. He was an active member of the Navarro County Extension Program for over 30 years and was a supporter and buyer in the Navarro County Youth Exposition for over 50 years. Along with Dr. Ray Dean Carroll, they donated calves for the first Youth Expo Sale Dinner and BBQ in 1976. His involvement encouraged generations of Hooser participation in the NYCE.
Jimmy was most passionate about three things: farming, Frost and family. His lifelong love for farming brought him tremendous joy and pride, and it inspired the next generation of farmers. He tended to his beloved hometown of Frost with the same care he used to tend to his crops and cattle, often advocating to have cemetery weeds and grass mowed, and potholes paved. But the cornerstone of his life was family. He loved being "Pops" to his grandchildren and was so proud of what his children had become. His love, hard work ethic, and strong values will live on in the family he cherished and the land he loved for generations to come.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Gwynne Hooser McCormick, and wife of 46 years, Kay Hammonds Hooser.
He is survived by his wife, Kyra Kelley Hooser; his two children and their spouses, James and Lisa Hooser of Corsicana and Will and Ann Hooser Adamson of Longview; and Kyra's children, Jimmy McAdams and Candace McAdams Pugatch and her husband Eric Pugatch. He is also survived by grandchildren Carly Hooser, Sam Hooser, Andrew Adamson, Caroline Adamson, Adrian McAdams, Parker Pugatch, and Emma Pugatch. He also leaves behind numerous beloved nieces and nephews as well as many devoted life-long employees and their families.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Frost High School Performing Arts Center. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Frost Cemetery at P.O. Box 178 Frost, TX 76641, the Frost Food Pantry, 217 N. Garitty St., Frost, TX 76641, and/or Frost Baptist Church 101 E. Stroud St. Frost, TX 76641
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Kay (Hammonds) Hooser, Nancy L. *Survoick) & Kyra Kelley McAdams- Hooser; s/o Ernest Hooser & Anne Faye (Ledford) Hooser

Jacob M. “Jake” Young
Jun 19, 1861 - Nov 24, 1928

JAKE M. YOUNG DIED AT MILDRED; BURIAL SUNDAY

Jake M. Young, aged 67, died at Mildred Saturday night at 11:40 o’clock and the funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield cemetery.

One son, J. D. Young, of Mildred and one brother survive.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 26, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy Elizabeth “Bessie” (Hodges) Chesney-Young s/o Anguish McCleod “Mack” Young and Sarah Ann (Custer) Young

Lee Roy Newman
Dec 11, 1857 - Dec 26, 1928

AGED MAN DIED NEAR POWELL EARLY HOUR WEDNESDAY

Leroy Newman aged 71 years, died at his home one and one-half miles northeast of Powell Wednesday morning at five o’clock and the funeral services will be held Thursday morning with interment in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. C. Newman and Loyd Newman, both of Powell and one brother, B. Newman, Corsicana.

Sutherland Undertaking company will have charge of the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, December 26, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie Abigail (Jackson) Smoke- Newman married Aug. 5, 1908 buried in Prairie Point cemetery s/o John McCullum Newman and Mary Jane (Higdon) Newman

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR POWELL FARMER THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Leroy Newman, aged 71 years, who died at his home one and one-half miles northeast of Powell Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. C. Cuthbertson of Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. C. Newman and Lloyd Newman, both of Powell; one brother, B. Newman, Corsicana.

Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral services.

Pallbearers were W. N. Kenner, Bud Jones, A. D. Wilson, J. E. Blackwell, J. L. Johnson and W. E. Stevenson.

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Lloyd Leroy Newman
Aug 16, 1909 - Mar 1, 1962

Hold Services Lloyd Newman

Funeral services for Lloyd L. Newman were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon chapel with Claude B. Holcomb, minister, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ officiating. Interment was in Chatfield cemetery.

A native of Powell, Newman died in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital at Marlin Thursday following an extended illness. He was 51.

He was a veteran of World War II and a graduated of Kerens High School and Tyler Commercial College. He was a farmer and rancher in Navarro County.

Surviving are one brother, J. C. Newman, Beaumont; one-half brother, Sam L. Smoke, Lincoln, Ark.; three nieces, Peggy and Jean Newman, both of Beaumont, and Mrs. Walter Durham, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Harrison, Robert Walker, Howard Jackson, Alec B. Kent, Henry Price and Charles Kent.

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Vollie Whittfield Eaton
May 30, 1927 - Feb 21, 1928

“IN MEMORY”

The death angels visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Whittfield Eaton of Chatfield, Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock, February 21, 1928, and took from them their darling baby, Vollie Whittfield Eaton.

The baby was born to them May 20, 1927. The funeral services were held at his grandmother’s, Mrs. Minnie Farrer at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, February 22, 1928,by the pastor of the Methodist church of Chatfield, Rev. Caraway. And was laid to rest in the Chatfield cemetery at 3 o’clock, February 22, 1928.

The Lord took from us our beloved one.
He was so sweet and was loved by each and every one of us.
It seemed so hard to have to give him up,
But of course, the Lord knew best.
Everything was done for him that loving hands could do.
But the Lord had a vacant place for him.
How sweet to sleep where all is peace.
Where sorrows cannot reach the breast of our darling loved one.
Where all life’s idle throbbings cease.
For he is laid to rest in peace.

Written by his auntie,
MRS. FERN POSEY.

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Charlie Whittfield “Whitt” Eaton
Aug. 12, 1899 - Apr. 6, 1955

Whitt Eaton Dies Dallas Hospital

Whitt (Tarrer) Eaton, 55, former guard at the Texas prison farm at Sugarland, native of Chatfield, died in a Dallas Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Eaton had resided in Dallas for the past two years.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cleon C. Flanagan, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial will be in the New Chatfield cemetery.

The Corsicana Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside rites and provide pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas, a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Lee Schelski, Houston; two sons, Joeldine Ferrell, Rusk, and Benny Berry, Jr., Houston; six gradchildren; a brother, Forney Eaton, Chatfield; four sisters, Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo; Mrs. J. B. Melton, Ozona; Mrs. W. A. Griffith and Mrs. T. E. Ward, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 7, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Bessie (Langer/Longer) Eaton married Aug. 22, 1926 2nd wife Dorothy Mae (Lookingbill) Eaton married Feb. 2, 1935 3rd Ardolia (unk) Ferrell-Berry s/o Volley Eaton and Minnie Lee (O’Daniel) Eaton-Tarrer (obit says (Tarrer) his mother married Wm. H. Tarrar when he was one year old)

Lucian Maurice Killingsworth
Oct 21, 1896 - Jan 8, 1928

POWELL MAN SLAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON; TWO MEN GIVE BAIL

MORRIS KILLINGSWORTH SHOT TO DEATH ON STREETS OF POWELL

Morris Killingsworth, 31, single of Powell, is dead, and Aubrey Rawlinson, 34, single, and Carl Campbell, both of Powell, are at liberty on bonds of $3,000 each on formal complaints for murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Killingsworth in front of the Powell State Bank at Powell Sunday afternoon shortly after 3 o’clock.

Rawlinson came to Corsicana and surrendered to the sheriff’s office and admitted that he did the shooting. He was accompanied to Corsicana by a number of the citizens of that community, including the Campbell boy.

The formal complaints for murder were filed before W. J. Carroll justice of the peace, Kerens, who met county Attorney L. J. Woodin, Powell. Bonds were made out in Corsicana late Sunday night and were quickly signed by a number of prominent citizens of Powell and Corsicana and the two men released.

County Attorney L. J. Wood went to the scene of the shooting Sunday afternoon and returned Sunday night. The announcement made at the court house that Campbell was also charged with murder came as a surprise to the Powell citizens, who made his bond quickly.

In a statement issued Monday afternoon by Aubrey Rawlinson and Carl Campbell through their attorneys, Gibson, Lovett and Lovett with reference to the shooting of Morris Killingsworth at Powell Sunday afternoon about 2 o’clock, Rawlinson admits that he shot Killingsworth, claiming self-defense. Trouble beginning in May or June, 1927, at the time an altercation occurred between the deceased and his brother-in-law, Fred Rawlinson, brother of the accused, was recited and frequent threats against the life of the accused and members of his family were offered. Carl Campbell, 27, single denies any participation in the shooting of Killingsworth. Rawlinson admitted that he used two. 380 Colt automatic pistols.

Both Rawlinson and Campbell have resided at Powell all of their lives. Rawlinson is the son of George Rawlinson, and Campbell is the son of Leo Campbell.

It was stated that there were three bullet wounds in the front of the body and five in the back. There seems to be several versions of the shooting, but one related Monday was to the effect that Killingsworth was shot and fell on the first shot, the remaining bullets being fired in rapid succession.

There were several witnesses to the shooting, it was intimated.

While no statement was made relative to the cause of the trouble Campbell and Rawlinson werer charged recently with aggravated assault in connection with an altercation with Killingsworth several weeks ago. The cases are now pending in the county court of Navarro county, County Attorney l. J. Woods stated Monday.

The two accused youths waived examining trial and the case will likely be presented before the Navarro county grand jury sometime during the present week.

Killingsworth is survived by his father, two sisters, one of whom is the wife of Fred Rawlinson, brother of the man accused of killing Killingsworth.

Funeral arrangements had not been announced Monday morning.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SLAIN MAN WERE HELD ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Morris Killingsworth, aged 31, of Powell who died Sunday afternoon as a result of pistol wounds, were held Monday afternoon.

Aubrey Rawlinson, single, 24, and Carl Campbell, 27, single, are at liberty on bonds of $3,000 each on formal complaints of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Killingsworth.

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After the conclusion of the investigation of the offices of the county called by District Judge Scarborough in his charge to the Jury, Jan. 2, a number of matters will be scheduled to be taken up by the investigations, including the fatal shooting of Morris Killingsworth at Powell, Jan. 8, for which Aubrey Rawlinson and Carl Campbell are charged by complaint with murder.

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Minnie Abigail (Jackson) Smoke-Newman
Aug 29, 1871 - Dec 28, 1953

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Newman

Mrs. Minnie Newman, 82, long-time Navarro county resident, died Monday night in the home of her sister, Mrs. H. R. Harrison, 1509 West Fourth avenue.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the
Prairie Point cemetery.

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

Surviving are three sons, Lloyd Newman, Powell; J. C. Newman, Beaumont, and Sam Smoke, Clovis, N. M.; two brothers, J. A. Jackson, Powell, and Robert C. Jackson, Corsicana; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Ellett, E. R. Wright, W. A. McKinney, L. M. Warren, R. L. Jones and A. B. Kent.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, December 30, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Samuel Lewis Smoke, Sr. married Jul. 14, 1895 2nd husband Lee Roy Newman married Aug. 5, 1908 buried in Chatfield cemetery d/o Christopher Columbus Jackson and Sarah Abigail (Tinsley) Jackson

William Sharrott “Shy” Smith
Feb 15, 1853 - Feb 19, 1928

LEADING CITIZEN OF EAST NAVARRO DIED ON SUNDAY

Sunday, February 19, marked the passing of another good man who had been a resident of Navarro county for over half a century. William Sharrot (Shy) Smith of Bazette, who was claimed by death on that date was known by many of the old as well as the young residents in the county, and he counted his friends by his acquaintances. The passing of this good and noble man leaves a vacancy not only in the homes of his children with whom he made his home but also in the community where he had lived for fifty-four years as one of the highly respected and loved citizens. Mr. Smith (Uncle Shy) was born February 14, 1862 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, the youngest of eleven children, who with the exception of one brother, have preceded Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith came to Texas when a very young man and settled in Navarro county where he lived for fifty-four years. He was postmaster at Bazette for many years and was holding that office at the time it was discontinued and moved to Kerens. Mr. Smith owned and operated a general merchandise store during this time in connection with the postoffice, and he continued in business for several years after which he retired and devoted his time to his farming interests. He was always a prominent man and citizen in the community and had many friends in Kerens and throughout the county. He united with the Christian church when a young man and had been a member of the Masonic lodge for years, although in his latter years he was not able to carry on his membership because of ill health. Although he had been in failing health for years, he had been able to go about until several weeks ago when he became ill at the home of his son, J. S. Smith of Bazette, and lingered until death came to his relief and ended his suffering and pain. Only five days before his death, he had passed another milestone in his life and was 76 years old. His wife preceded him in death five years ago. He is survived by his three children, Charles Edgar Smith of Kerens, John Sharrott and Mrs. A. L. Hardaway of Bazette, and a number of grandchildren and one great grand-child. His only living brother, George Smith of Los Angeles, Calif., who was a Union soldier in the Civil war, had recently come to make his home at Bazette to be with his brother.

The funeral services were held at the Prairie Point church, and interment was made in the
Prairie Point cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Shutt, pastor of the Methodist church at Bazette, and Revs. Paul W. Evans and Joe N. Everheart of Kerens. A large number of friends followed the cortege, and many beautiful flowers were placed on his last resting place as a silent token of the love and esteem felt for this good man whose influence will live long after him, in the lives of his children and in the community where he lived.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, February 23, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Frances “Fannie” (Lanier) Smith; s/o John Smith & Susanna (Sprankle) Smith per death certificate

Bobby Fred Skinner
Nov 21, 1937 - Jul 15, 2017
 
Bobby Fred Skinner was born Nov. 21, 1937 to Leslie Izeral and Lina Fay Duncan Skinner. He put up a valiant battle against Multiple Myeloma and went to be with his Savior Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Bob was born in Port Arthur and moved to the Houston area as a young boy. He graduated from Aldine High School in 1956. He worked most of his adult life for Celanese Chemical Company in Bay City. He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Bay City. He retired in 1995.  For most of the 20 years after his retirement, he and his wife, Nancy, toured the United States and Canada in their RV. He belonged to three RV clubs, The Traveling Supremes, the Rice Belt Sams, and the Jolly Good Sams. He also belonged to the Log Cabin Square Dance Club. He made many friends through these clubs.

In 2008, he moved to the small town of Blooming Grove. He joined Central Baptist Church. He built a barndomenium that he and his wife designed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved grandson, Ryan Craig Standlee, and a nephew, Greg Skinner.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Nancy Keith Skinner; his son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Melanie Skinner of Bryan; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Schwartz and Bill of Conroe; Leslie and Dennis Gann of Bay City and his brother, Joe E. Skinner and wife Linda of The Woodlands. He is also survived by his step children, Craig and wife, Nancy Hlavinka of Matagorda and Tina and husband Bob Ortolan of Oakland Township, Michigan; grandchildren, Crystal and Chris Porter, Leanne and Captain Jeff Kocian, Bradley and Rachelle Schwartz, Lisa Skinner, Austin Skinner, Chloe Gann, and Collin Gann along with eight great grandchildren that he cherished. He was blessed by his youngest great grandson being named after him.

Vistiation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Corley Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Bay City with visitation to be held prior.
Interment to follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Dr. Darren Heil and Dr. Michael Zimmerman will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dwayne Skinner, Craig Hlavinka, Bob Ortolan, Bradley Schwartz, Austin Skinner, Captain Jeff Kocian, Christ Porter, Dennis Gann, and Collin Gann. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Celanese retirees.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the building fund of Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove or an organization of your choice.

Notes:

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Bobby Fred Skinner was born November 21, 1937 to Leslie Izeral and Lina Fay Duncan Skinner. He put up a valiant battle against Multiple Myeloma and went to be with his Savior on July 15, 2017.

Bob was born in Port Arthur, TX and moved to the Houston area as a young boy. He graduated from Aldine High School in 1956. He worked most of his adult life for Celanese Chemical Company in Bay City. He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Bay City. He retired in 1995. For most of the 20 years after his retirement, he and his wife, Nancy, toured the United States and Canada in their RV. He belonged to three RV clubs, The Traveling Supremes, the Rice Belt Sams, and the Jolly Good Sams. He also belonged to the Log Cabin Square Dance Club. He made many friends through these clubs.

In 2008, he moved to the small town of Blooming Grove. He joined Central Baptist Church. He built a barndomenium that he and his wife designed.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Nancy Keith Skinner, his son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Melanie Skinner of Bryan, TX, daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Schwartz and Bill of Conroe, Leslie and Dennis Gann of Bay City, TX and his brother, Joe E. Skinner and wife Linda of The Woodlands, TX. He is also survived by his step children, Craig and wife, nancy Hlavinka of Matagorda, TX and Tina and husband Bob Ortolan of Oakland Township, Michigan. He is survived by his grandchildren, Crystal and Chris Porter, Leanne and Captain Jeff Kocian, Bradley and Rachelle Schwartz, Lisa Skinner, Austin Skinner, Chloe Gann, and Collin Gann. He is survived by eight great grandchildren that he cherished. He was blessed by his youngest great grandson being named after him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved grandson, Ryan Craig Standlee, and a nephew, Greg Skinner.

A visitation will be held at Corley Chapel in Blooming Grove on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm with the funeral to follow at First Baptist Church in Bay City on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 2:00PM with visitation to be held prior. Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery following the funeral. Dr. Darren Heil and Dr. Michael Zimmerman will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dwayne Skinner, Craig Hlavinka, Bob Ortolan, Bradley Schwartz, Austin Skinner, Captain Jeff Kocian, Christ Porter, Dennis Gann, and Collin Gann. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Celanese retirees.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the building fund of Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove or an organization of your choice.

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Tom Guerrero Ovalle
Dec 22, 1934 - July 12, 2017
 
Tom Ovalle, 82, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He was born on Dec. 22, 1934 in Kerens to Selso and Ynez Ovalle.
He was drafted into the US Army in the 50's and after basic training was stationed in France. He attained an associated degree from Navarro College, and ran a successful plumbing and real estate investment company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Selso and Ynez Ovalle.
He is survived by his son, Tommy Ovalle and wife Kathy of Winter Haven, Florida; daughters, Vivian Lynn and husband Jim of Midlothian, Blinda Sue Carnley and wife Henry of Kilgore, and Diane Lynn Ovalle of Hawkins City; grandchildren, Forrest, James, Nickie, Bailey, Parker, Jonathan, Nicholas, Davina, Brian, Jeremy and Nina; 18 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, three great-great-great grandchildren; sister, China Ovalle of Corsicana; brother, Chris Ovalle and wife Betty of Tyler; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a close friend, Viola Lamb of Corsicana.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Shirley Ruth (Hall) Ovalle; s/o Selso Ovalle [buried at Calvary Cemetery, Corsicana, TX] & Maria Inez Ovalle

Clarence L. "Bud" White
Jul 30, 1908 - Sep 20, 1981

Clarence L. White, 73, of Frost, died Sunday in Hubbard.
Service is today at 2 p.m., Blooming Grove Funeral Home. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary White of Frost; four sons, Hubert White of Manilla, Phillippines, Clarence E. White of Alberquerque, New Mexico, Dwain White of Keller, Bob White of El Toro, California; four daughters, Mary Lou Gallagher of Grapevine, Mary Williams of Fort Worth, Pat Jones of Fort Worth, Debbie Adamson of Frost; three brothers, Carl White, of Roswell, New Mexico, Thurman White of Haggerman, New Mexico, Leroy White of Roswell, New Mexico; one sister, Juanita Nichols of Roswell; 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren
Pallbearers are Carl Self, George Wagner, Dow Gordon, Hubert Douglas, Roy Norris and Cloratho Ramsey.
Service is today, 2 p.m., Blooming Grove Funeral Home Chapel, with Weldon Barnard officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, September 23, 1981
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Billie Bob (Carroll) Porter
May 20, 1923 - Nov 5, 2010

FORT WORTH -- Billie C. Porter died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at home surrounded by family.
Service: Was Tuesday in
Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.
She was born May 20, 1923, in Navarro County. She will be missed by many.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh H. and Bessie Carroll; older brother, Lloyd Carroll; and younger brother, Dorwyn Carroll.
Survivors: Son, Dane of Fort Worth; brother, Glynn Carroll and wife, Velma, of Mexia; niece, Glenda McKeown and husband, Joseph, of Mexia; nephew, Gary Carroll and wife, Linda, and their son, Lloyd, of Jonesboro; nephew, Darrell Carroll and wife, Annette, and their son, Daniel, of Waco; great-niece, Carrie Cagle and husband, Josh, of Benton, La.; great-niece, Leigh Ann Scott and husband, David, and their son, Camden, of Greenville; great-nephew, Jason Wright of Austin; sister-in-law, Delma Howard and husband, Dewitt; and many other beloved friends.

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