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Curtis D. Brooks
Jan 25, 1908 - Oct 7, 1929

FORMER CORSICANA YOUTH DIED FROM ACCIDENT INJURIES

Funeral services for Curtis D. Brooks, 21, formerly of Corsicana, who died at Luling, Texas, Monday from injuries received in an oil field accident, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Church of Christ with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister.

Brooks was an employee of the Humble Oil and Refining company and sustained a fractured skull in an accident several days ago. The body arrived in Corsicana at an early hour Tuesday morning.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Jenie Brooks; three brothers, Horace Brooks, Corsicana, Cordia Brooks, Corsicana; Joe Brooks of Mexia; four sisters, Mrs. Lovie Bennett, Mrs. Ella Myers and Miss Tommie Brooks, all of Corsicana; and Mrs. Edith Jackson, Border.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Alonzo E. “Lonie” Coleman
Jan. 15, 1877 - May 16, 1929

MINEOLA MAN IS BURIED HERE AFTER DEATH THURSDAY

Funeral services for L. E. Coleman, 52, of Mineola, Texas, who died at 12:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the home of his mother, Mrs. Harriet Coleman, 1025 West Seventh avenue, after a month’s illness, were held from the residence Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Coleman was manager of the Hume Lake at Mineola.

Surviving are his mother, wife and four daughters, Mrs. Josie Blaton, Powell; Mrs. Mollie Belle Speed, Powell; Mrs. Ada Reese, Corsicana, , and Mrs. Ela McWilliams, San Benito.

Active pallbearers were Floyd Groves, Fred Matlock, M. L. Speed, E. E. Nettles, Feris Speed and D. Reese.

Honorary pallbearers were Mr. Mr. Marshall, Mr. McWilliams, J. N. Halbreath, Dr. J. Wilson David, Dr. E. H. Newton, Judge J. M. Blanding, J. N. Garitty, T. J. Ivey, S. Roberts, B. F. Newsom, Bob Blakeley, Clifford Pool, Carter Speed, Pole Edens, C. L. Terry and H. P. Miller.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Sarah Gertrude (Dyer) Odom
May 5, 1881 - Nov 26, 1960

Mrs. Odom Dies Early Saturday

Mrs. Fisher Odom, 80, native of Corsicana, died in a Tyler hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness.

Mrs. Odom resided on West Thirteenth avenue for many years. She had been in Tyler for the last six years.

Surviving are five sons, Albert Odom, Houston; James Odom, Tyler; Archie Odom, Sealy; Raymond and Curtis Odom, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Jackson, Gladewater, and Mrs. Louise Oliver, Hawkins; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Sunday Rites For Mrs. Odom

Funeral services for Mrs. Fisher Odom, 80, who died in a Tyler hospital Saturday morning were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Mrs. Odom resided on Thirteenth avenue many years before going to Tyler six years ago.

Surviving are five sons, Albert Odom, Houston; James Odom, Tyler; Archie Odom, Sealy; Raymond and Curtis Odom, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Jackson, Gladewater, and Mrs. Louise Oliver, Hawkins; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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William Spencer Dyer
Apr 17, 1887 - Nov 2, 1945

WILLIAM S. DYER SUCCUMBED TO HEART ATTACK ON FRIDAY

William Spencer Dyer, aged 58, years, nightwatchman for the American Well and Prospecting Company, died with a heart attack, Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Ruth Earlien Dyer; a son, Joe William Dyer, and two sisters, Miss Rosie Patterson and Mrs. Fisher Odom, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be A. J. Whistler, Jack Teague, Allen A. York, Wright Hedrick, P. P. Hedrick and Fred Langridge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, November 3, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Lou (White) Dyer married Dec. 25, 1940; s/o Joseph Johnson “Cave” Dyer buried in Petty’s Chapel cemetery & Josephine (White) Dyer

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WM. S. DYER SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for William Spencer Dyer, aged 58 years, night watchman, who died with a heart attack Friday afternoon, were held from Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Ruth Earlien Dyer; a son, Joe William Dyer, and two sisters, Miss Rosie Patterson and Mrs. Fisher Odom, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were A. J. Whistler, Jack Teague, Allen A. York, Wright Hedrick, P. P. Hedrick and Fred Langridge.

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Pearl Dyer
Jul 7, 1879 - Jun 8, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR P. DYER HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for P. Dyer, aged 67 years, long-time Corsicana resident who died in Wichita Falls Saturday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. Oscar Gunter, Methodist minister.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fisher Odom and Mrs. Rosie Patterson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 11, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lydia (Wood) Dyer married Jun. 19, 1902 s/o Joseph Johnson “Cave” Dyer buried in Petty’s Chapel cemetery & Josephine (White) Dyer [bur at Oakwood Cem., Corsicana, TX]

Joseph Shelby "Joe: Dyer
Aug 3, 1868 - Nov 16, 1938

Joe S. Dyer's Funeral Service Is Held At Rice

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Ada Jane “Jennie” (Ewbank) Ambrose
Mar 31, 1861 - Mar 28, 1954

Mrs. J. D. Ambrose Expires Sunday Services Monday

Mrs. Jennie Ewbank Ambrose, 92 widow of the late Joseph D. Ambrose of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a several months illness. She suffered a broken hip in a fall at her home, 710 West Ninth avenue, Dec. 20, 1953.

Funeral services were held from the First Christian church Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Grandson to Assist
The rites were to be conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney minister of the church, assisted by her grandson, Dr. Ambrose Edens, TCU Fort Worth.

Harold Blankenship sang a solo “God Understnds.”

Born Easter Sunday, March 31, 1861, in Kansas, she was married to J. D. Ambrose, a Kentucky native, in Kansas, June 10, 1884, and four years later came to Texas. She was the daughter of the late J. S. and Mary Eubank, of Kansas.

Active in Church
Mrs. Ambrose, a life-long church worker, had been a member of the First Christian church here since 1892 and was active in the woman’s missionary organization of the church, taught a Sunday School class more than 55 years, organized and directed a girls missionary circle for years, served as Cradle Roll superintendent, and was one of the organizers and a charter member of the United Charities board.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Ambrose Edens, Corsicana; five grandchildren, J. Wesley Edens, Jr. Corsicana, Dr. Ambrose Edens, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth; Warren D. Ambrose, Joseph D. Ambrose and Mrs. George Sheppard, all of Fort Worth; 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a nephew, Ryle Eubank, Warsaw, Ky. A son Warren Ambrose, Fort Worth, died several years ago.

Pallbearers were J. W. Hall, H. M. Montgomery, Byron Harwell, Dr. A. B. Horn, J. A. Fullerton, E. J. Womack, Jess Megarity and C. M. Gillespie, all elders of the First Christian church.

McCammon directed.

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Mrs. J. D. Ambrose Services Monday; Expired Sunday

Mrs. Jennie Ewbank Ambrose, 92, widow of the late Joseph D. Ambrose of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a several months illness. She suffered a broken hip in a fall at her home, 710 West Ninth avenue, Dec. 29, 1953.

Funeral services were held from the First Christian Church Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Grandson to Assist
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Mckinney, minister of the church, assisted by her grandson, Dr. Ambrose Edens, TCU, Fort Worth.

Harold Blankenship sang a solo “God Understands.”

Born Easter Sunday, March 31, 1861 in Indiana, she was married to J. D. Ambrose, a native of Kentucky, June 10, 1884. They came to Corsicana in 1892. Mrs. Ambrose parents moved to Kentucky in 1862. She was the daughter of the late J. S. and Mary Ewbank.

Active in Church
Mrs. Ambrose, a life-long church worker, had been a member of the First Christian church here since 1892 and was active in the woman’s missionary organization of the church, taught a Sunday School class more than 55 years, organized and directed a girls missionary circle for years, served as Cradle Roll superintendent and was one of the organizers and a charter member of the United Charities board.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Ambrose Edens, Corsicana; five grandchildren, J. Wesley Edens, Jr. Corsicana, Dr. Ambrose Edens, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth; Warren D. Ambrose, Joseph D. Ambrose and Mrs. George Sheppard, all of Fort Worth; 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a nephew, Ryle Eubank, Warsaw, Ky. A son Warren Ambrose, Fort Worth, died several years ago.

Pallbearers were J. W. Hall, H. M. Montgomery, Byron Harwell, Dr. A. B. Horn, J. A. Fullerton, E. J. Womack, Jess Megarity and C. M. Gillespie, all elders of the First Christian church.

Out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral included Mrs. Warren D. Ambrose, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Ambrose, Jr., Joseph D. Ambrose and Mrs. George Sheppherd, all of Ft. Worth; Mrs. Pat James, Bryan; Mrs. Harvey Helms and baby daughter, Debbie; Dr. Noel L. Keith, Dr. Robert Funk and Prof. E. T. Cornelius, all from Texas Christian University School of Religion, Ft. Worth.

McCammon directed.

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Rebecca S. (Ward) Claghorn
Jul 23, 1880 - Feb 11, 1929

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED MONDAY; WAS BURIED TUESDAY

Mrs. Rebecca Claghorn, aged 48 years, wife of J. P. Claghorn, who resides on North Commerce street near the sub-station, died in the Navarro county hospital Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock following a month’s illness and the funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Mrs. Claghorn was born in South Carolina but had resided in Corsicana for twenty-five years.

Surviving are her husband, six brothers and one sister, who resides in South Carolina.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 12, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Pumeroy Claghorn married Feb. 5, 1903 assumed daughter of Benjamin Franklin Ward and Rebecca Sophronia (Hargrove) Ward

Margaret “Maggie” (Pannill) Hastings
Jun 19, 1883 - Apr 21, 1973

Mrs. Hastings

Mrs. Margaret Pannill Hastings, 90, of 701 W. Seventh Ave., died at Memorial Hospital Saturday. A member of a pioneer Navarro County family, she was the daughter of the late Dr. William Pannill and Mrs. Carrie Witherspoon Pannill, and granddaughter of Dr. A. N. Witherspoon.

Funeral services are set for 4 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Episcopal church with Rev. James Sigler officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery. Corley’s will direct.

She was a graduate of Corsicana High School, received her B. A. degree from George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee and taught for several years at Chatfield, the State Orphan’s Home and in the Corsicana school system. In 1910 she was married to William H. Hastings who predeceased her in 1929.

Mrs. Hastings was a well known civic and cultural leader with interests ranging over a wide area of community activity. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and was active in parish and diocesan work, including the Beneficiary Fund of which she was chairman; she taught a Bible class for many years and supported acolyte training.

She was a long-time member of the Corsicana Board of Education, President of the City Council PTA and served as committee chairman of the Educational Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. A member of the Navarro Junior College Building Committee, she also served as chairman of the Decorating committee for the college. Mrs. Hastings established the William and Margaret Hastings Trust Funds which benefits Navarro Junior College, St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Y. M. C. A.

Mrs. Hastings was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, the Nineteenth Century Club, Kinsloe House, Friends of the Library, and the League of Women Voters, having been elected twice to serve on the Corsicana City Charter Revision Committee.

She was instrumental in establishing the Civic Music Association, the Corsicana Day Nursery Number Two, and was an active supporter of the Y. M. C. A. for many years.

She is survived by one son, Col. William H. Hastings, USA (Ret.) of Dallas; another son, John P. Hastings, died in 1963. She is also survived by three grandsons, John P. Hastings, Fort Jackson, S. C., William HJ. Hastings of Dallas. Four granddaughters . Mrs. Elizabeth H. Newman, Miss Valerie Hastings, Miss Roberta Hastings of Dallas; and Mrs. J. P. Mathieu of Hanford, California; one sister, Mrs. Arch E. Parnum of Ft. Worth, and several nephews and nieces, including Miss Margaret Pannill who has made her home with Mrs. Hastings for many years.

Pallbearers include, Oliver Albritton, Glenn Landy, Odis Kindle, Jack Stroube, Ned Polk, Billy Sowell, Robert Hamilton, Dr. Robert Mertz, B. Lynn Sanders, Jr., Dr. Charles H. Brown, Ed. M. Polk and W. A. Lang.

Honorary pallbearers include members of the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

If friends desire, donations may be made to the Beneficiary Fund of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Navarro Junior College Library or the DAR Scholarship Fund.

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John Pannil Hastings, Sr., Major
Jan 19, 1922 - Sep 7, 1963

J. P. Hastings Dies Saturday , Rites Tuesday

John Pannill Hastings, 41, Corsicana native, electronics engineer, died Saturday at Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by the Very Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector of the church.

Hastings was born in Corsicana, January 19, 1922, and graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1943, entering the Army Signal Corps and following World War II, was discharged as a reserve officer. He was given a regular army commission and served several years in Japan and then returned for 2 ½ years at the University of Illinois where he received his master’s degree and worked toward a doctorate. He served three additional years and retired as a reserve major in the Army.

Surviving are a son, John Pannill Hastings, Jr., Corsicana, who enters Navarro Junior College this week; mother, Mrs. Wm. H. Hastings, Corsicana; a brother, Col. William Hastings, U. S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas; several cousins including Miss Margaret Pannill, Navarro Junior College instructor, who has resided in the Hastings home since a small child, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James E. Fortson, Lynn Sanders, John c. Tatum, Ed M. Polk, H. R. Stroube, Jr.; Dan Story, Robert Hamilton, Billy Sowell, Josh Halbert and Billy Clarkson.

Corley will direct.

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J. P. Hastings Rites Tuesday

Final rites for John Pannill Hastings, 41, who died at Sherman Oaks, Calif., Saturday were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by the Very Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector of St. John’s church.

Native of Corsicana, he graduated from VMI in 1943 and enlisted the Signal Corps of the U. S. Army and following World War II, was discharged as an officer and later became a regular U. S. Army officer and served in Japan, attended the University of Illinois where he completed his master’s degree requirements and worked on his doctorate. At the time of his death, he was an electronics engineer. He retired from the Army with the rank of major.

Surviving are a son, John Pannill Hastings, Jr., Corsicana, NJC student; mother, Mrs. Wm. H. Hastings, Corsicana; a brother, Col. William Hastings, U. S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas, and several cousins, including Miss Margaret Pannill, NJC instructor, who has lived in the Hastings home since early childhood.

Pallbearers were James E. Fortson, Lynn Sanders, John c. Tatum, Ed M. Polk, H. R. Stroube, Jr.; Dan Story, Robert Hamilton, Billy Sowell, Josh Halbert and Billy Clarkson.

Corley directed.

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Nancy E. (Pippins) Raines
Jan 10, 1858 - Jun 29, 1929

AGED WOMAN DIED SATURDAY NIGHT; BURIAL SUNDAY

Mrs. N. E. Rains, 71, died at 514 North Commerce street Saturday night at 9:30 o’clock and the funeral was held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are one adopted child, one sister, Mrs. Thompson, and other relatives.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 1, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph M. Raines married Sep. 17, 1879 d/o H. K. Pippins and Mary (Hooper) Pippins per death certificate

Cecelia Ann Groves
B&D Sep 3, 1929

Funeral Thursday Infant Daughter Former Corsicanans

Cecilia Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Groves, died shortly after birth Sept. 3 in Shawnee, Ok., and the body was sent to Corsicana for burial. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Groves was May Dale Young of Corsicana before her marriage.

Corley-McMahon Funeral home had charge of the funeral.

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Sympathy Extended Mr. and Mrs. Groves

Sincerest sympathy of a wide circle of friends and relatives is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Horace Groves of Shawnee, Oklahoma, in the loss of their infant daughter born to them Tuesday morning and which lived only a few minutes. The remains were sent to relatives here for burial in Oakwood. Thursday, Rev. J. Howard Williams of the First Baptist church conducting the services in a touching and beautiful manner from the Corley-McMahon funeral home.

Mrs. Groves will be remembered as Miss May Dale Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Young of this city. Mrs. Young is in Shawnee at the bedside of her daughter.

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Doris Rebecca Warnell
Jun 1, 1923 - May 6, 1929

LITTLE GIRL DIES AS RESULT OF BURNS RECEIVED RECENTLY

Doris Rebecca Warnell, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Warnell, 313 South Thirteenth street, who was burned several days ago when her clothing became ignited, died in the Navarro county hospital Tuesday morning at 1:30 o’clock from the effects of her injuries, and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Cumberland Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The little girl received burns over a large portion of the body when the flimsy dress she was trying on became ignited from a stove. The dress was being prepared by the child’s mother for her to wear in a play.

Surviving are her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral home.

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Little Girl, Victim Of Burns, Was Laid At Rest Tuesday

Little Doris Rebecca Warnell, six-year-old adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Warnell, 313 South Thirteenth street, who was severely burned several days ago, was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon in Oakwood cemetery, following her death in the early morning hours at the County Hospital.

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian church, conducted in a most touching manner by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Music was furnished by the Cumberland church choir. A very appealing scene was when four of her little kindergarten classmates sang her favorite song.

The pallbearers were friends of her brother, Hester.

Mr. and Mrs. Warnell are deeply grieved over the tragedy and have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends. Although little Doris was adopted when only 19 days old, she was as dear to their hearts as their own three children. The little girl was a most loveable little character, and was one of the brightest little tots in the Sam Houston kindergarten. She had won the hearts of all of her classmates and her teacher, as well as all who knew her, and her passing has caused genuine grief to many.

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Betty Jo Leisy
Aug 28, 1928 - Oct 30, 1929

Babe Passed Away In Local Hospital Burial Thursday

Betty Jo Leisy, 15-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Leisy, 906 South Beaton street, died at the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday afternoon and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. M. Hendricks, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

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James Stanhope Gorman, Jr.
Nov 2, 1857 - Mar 31, 1929

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIES IN FAIRFIELD SUNDAY

J. S. Garmon, 71, native of Mississippi, but resident of Texas and Navarro county for a number of years, died suddenly at Fairfield, Sunday morning at 9:25 o’clock with a stroke of apoplexy, and the body was brought by Corsicana where the funeral services were held from the residence of his son, Herbert Garmon, 100 North Beaton street, Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He had been residing with his son, Gilbert Garmon, at Fairfield for several months, but was planning to return to Corsicana within the near future to reside. He had lived at Corsicana about 10 years and prior to that time had resided at Currie, twelve years.

Surviving are five sons, Harry T. Gorman, Corsicana; Herbert Garmon, Corsicana; J. J. Gorman, Houston; Alex Garmon, Corsicana; Gilbert Garmon, Fairfield; two daughters, Essie Garmon, Corsicana; Mrs. Ruby Tankersley, Albany; two sisters Miss Mary Garmon and Florence Johnson, both of California; two half-brothers, Rush Garmon, West, Texas, and Albert Garmon, Coolidge, Texas, and other relatives.

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

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

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Evalyn (McKie) Littlejohn
Jun 4, 1883 - Sep 10, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. A. LITTLEJOHN

FORMER CORSICANA GIRL SUCCUMBS SHORT ILLNESS IN DALLAS HOME

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn McKie Littlejohn, 40, former resident and native of Corsicana, who died at her home in Dallas Tuesday afternoon following a short illness, were held from the First Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The body was taken to the Sutherland Funeral Home chapel when it arrived early Wednesday afternoon from Dallas where it remained until the funeral hour.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was an active member for many years prior to her marriage and removal to Dallas in January of this year.

Mrs. Littlejohn was a native of Corsicana and was well known here. She was a daughter of the late Col. W. J. McKie and Mrs. Kate S. McKie.

Surviving are her husband Angus C. Littlejohn, Dallas, private secretary to J. L. Lancaster, president of the Texas and Pacific railroad; mother, Mrs. Kate S. McKie; one sister, Miss Blanche McKie; two brothers, Francis B. and Ben W. McKie, all of Corsicana; two uncles, J. B. Steitler, Dallas; and Ben G. McKie, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were friends of Mr. Littlejohn from Dallas.

The Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

Among the out-of-town friends and relatives present for the funeral were B. G. McKie, Waco; Mrs. Eugene Tilton, Waco; Dr. S. P. Brooks, president of Baylor university, Waco; Mrs. S. P. Brooks, Waco; Dr. J. M. Dawson, pastor of the First Baptist church, Waco; Mrs. J. M. Dawson, Waco; Dr. Jeff Ray, formerly pastor of the First Baptist church here and now of the Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth; Miss Flora Coss, Fort Worth; and a large number of relatives and friends of Dallas.

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Martha (Butler) Carraway
Jun 30, 1895 - May 2, 1977

Mrs. A. C. Carraway

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church in Garland for Mrs. A. C. (Martha) Carraway, 81, Garland resident and former resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in a Dallas nursing home. The Rev. Lee Bedford will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery here under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Louisiana and had lived in Garland for the past three years. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Archie C. Carraway of Garland; one daughter, Mrs. Harris Hill of Garland; one son, Paul Carraway of Bakersfield Calif.; and four grandchildren.

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Agnes (Clark) Carraway
Dec 23, 1867 - Mar 30, 1941

MRS. A. E. CARRAWAY DIED HERE SUNDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. A. E. Carraway, aged 72 years, 724 West First avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Carraway, widow of the late A. E. Carraway, pioneer Methodist minister, had resided in Corsicana the past 19 years. The late Rev. Mr. Carraway at one time was pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Alleen Carraway, principal of the David Crockett ward school here and two sons, L. K. Carraway, Corsicana, and Rev. Archie C. Carraway, Dumas, Ark.

Pallbearers were W. H. Norwood, E. E. Babers, Boyce Martin, J. L. Jackson, Dr. J. Wilson David, Art Martin, E. B. Dawson, and Norman G. Hardin.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 31, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Archibald Evans “Archie” Carraway, Jr., Rev. d/o J. A. Clark and Agnes (unk) Clark per death certificate

George Washington Berry
Nov 14, 1898 - Apr 3, 1929

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN WINK WEDNESDAY

George Berry, aged 35 years, former resident of Corsicana, died in Wink, Texas, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock and the body arrived in Corsicana Friday morning.

No funeral arrangements had been perfected Friday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives, but it is expected that interment will be made sometime Saturday.

Surviving are his wife, three children, mother, Jennie Berry, Corsicana; two brothers, Lawrence and Vaden Berry, both of Wink; three sisters, Mrs. J. L. Barnes, Corsicana; Mrs. Earl Cain, Corsicana; Mrs. Hal Smoot, Big Springs; one half-brother, Mel Black, Alto, Texas.

The Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE BERRY ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for George Berry, 35, former moving contractor of Corsicana, who died at Wink, Texas, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, were held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. J. L. Barnes, 114 Rob avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Burgess of Lufkin.

The body arrived in Corsicana on the early morning Southern Pacific passenger train.

Surviving are his wife, three children, mother, Mrs. Jennie Berry, Corsicana; two brothers, Lawrence and Vaden Berry, both of Wink; one half-brother, Mel Black, Alto; three sisters, Mrs. J. L. Barnes, Corsicana; Mrs. Earl Cain, Corsicana; Mrs. Hal Smoot, Big Spring.

Pallbearers were Tom Hughes, L. S. Lee, J. E. Lee, E. M. Snyder, Earl Cain, J. L. Barnes. All of the pallbearers are brothers-in-law of Mr. Berry with the exception of Tom Hughes.

The funeral was directed by Sutherland Funeral Home.

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James Daniel Hamilton
Apr 21, 1844 - Feb 15, 1929

PIONEER CITIZEN DIED HERE FRIDAY BURIAL SATURDAY

JAMES D. HAMILTON, RESIDENT OF COUNTY 81 YEARS DIED AT HOME HERE

James Daniel Hamilton, aged 84 years, native of Arkansas but resident of Corsicana 81 years, died at the family home, 515 South Fifteenth street Friday afternoon at 2:35 o’clock following a lingering illness and the funeral will be held from the First Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mr. Hamilton has been a member many years, will conduct the services. Sutherland Undertaking company will have charge of the funeral.

Prior to moving to Corsicana, the family resided in Limestone county one year after leaving Arkansas.

Mr. Hamilton was a Confederate veteran, belonging to Camp Winkler, United Confederate Veterans. He went to war from Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jester Hamilton, twenty-five years ago.

Surviving are two sons, F. G. Hamilton, Corsicana; W. L. Hamilton, Chickasha, Okla.; five daughters, Mrs. Eva M. Penny, El Paso; Mrs. C. B. Megaritty, Beaumont; Mrs. K. C. Childers, Alberquerque, N. M.; Mrs. Ruth H. Iden, Dallas; Miss Jessie Hamilton, Corsicana; twenty seven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. S. L. Hart, Corsicana; Mrs. W. R. Pryor, Ennis, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SATURDAY FOR J. D. HAMILTON

Funeral services for James D. (Uncle Jimmie) Hamilton, who passed away quietly at his home here Friday afternoon, and who would have been 85 years old within a few weeks, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church of which deceased had been a member for many years. The Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the church, conducted the services and interment followed in Oakwood cemetery.

Active pallbearers were members of Mr. Hamilton’s old Sunday school class of the First Methodist church, members of Camp Winkler, United Confederate Veterans and J. M. Murphy.

The choir of the First Methodist church gave several hymn, some of them especial favorites of the deceased. The casket and chancel of the church were literally hidden from view by the numerous beautiful floral offerings which were a silent but beautiful tribute to the love and esteem in which he was held by a large circle of friends. Immediately following the services in the church the body was taken to Oakwood cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives, where it was laid to rest beneath a blanket of flowers beside his wife who had gone on before.

Surviving are two sons, F. G. Hamilton, Corsicana, W. L. Hamilton, Chickasha, Okla.; five daughters, Mrs. Eva M. Penny, El Paso; Mrs. C. B. Megaritty, Beaumont; Mrs. K. C. Childers, Alberquerque, N. M.; Mrs. Ruth H. Iden, Dallas; Miss Jessie Hamilton, Corsicana; twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. S. L. Hart, Corsicana; Mrs. W. R. Pryor, Ennis, and other relatives.

Mr. Hamilton fell at his home about four and one-half months ago and fractured his hip, from which injury he never recovered. However he suffered very little during these months and was patient and resigned to his affliction throughout, never complaining in any way.

Here 81 Years.
Mr. Hamilton was born in Arkansas, but came to Navarro county when a small child and has resided in and near Corsicana since that time—81 years. There was few people in Navarro county when he came here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton, who established their home only a short distance southwest of Corsicana. Mr. Hamilton grew to manhood here and saw Navarro county grow from a few straggling houses and farms to one of the most populous and prosperous sections of the country. He entered the Confederacy when secession was declared and the civil strife between the North and the South broke out, and served with honor and distinction the cause he believed right—that of his beloved state and Southland. Yet he was not the sort of man to bear malice and there rankled no ill will or hatred in his heart against his Northern brethren after the great conflict was over. However, he was a true and staunch member of the United Confederate Veterans’ association, being a member of Camp Winkler, and frequently attended the state and general reunions of that body.

Few men have lived a nobler and purer life than “Uncle Jimmie” Hamilton. He was a life-long member of the Methodist church and was one who lived his religion in his every-day life. His heart was kindly, his purse was open to the afflicted and needy and none ever came to him for aid or succor that was turned away empty-handed. He was uniformly affable and courteous to all and was a true representative of that old Southern chivalrous gentleman.

Following the close of the was between the states, Mr. Hamilton returned to Corsicana and took up his life where it had been interrupted from its peaceful pursuits. Shortly afterward he married Miss Mary Diadema Jester, sister of the late George T. and Charles W. Jester. They established their home a few miles southwest of the city of Corsicana and lived a happy and ideal life until her death some 25 years ago.

With the passing of James D. Hamilton, a pioneer of the Old South passes and one of the best beloved men of Corsicana answers the final roll call. Truly a soldier of Christ and his country has fallen.

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John Charles Bahr
Jun 11, 1849 - Apr 27, 1929

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BE SENT HERE FOR BURIAL

The body of John Bahr, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Sour Lake Monday is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana on the early morning Southern Pacific train and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Bahr formerly resided in Corsicana and his wife died and was buried here several years ago.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 28, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Alvine (Oeft) Bahr married Jan. 5, 1880 2nd wife (assumed, Jennie (Dermeyer) Bahr married Jun. 10, 1915 s/o Carl Adam/William Bahr and Wilhelmina (Schrader) Bahr

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN BAHR ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

The funeral services for John Bahr, 80, former resident of Corsicana, and native Texan, who died in Sour Lake Monday following a lingering illness, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Bahr was a native of Cypress, Texas, and live in Corsicana for many years prior to moving to Sour Lake in 1902. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

The body arrived in Corsicana on the early morning Southern Pacific train.

Surviving are his wife, one son, A. C. Bahr, Baton Rouge, La; one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Benefield, Fort Worth; two brothers, Julius and Fred Bahr, both of Houston; one sister, Miss Minera Bahr, Houston and other relatives.

Mr. Bahr’s first wife was buried here many years ago.

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Annie (Bass) Steele-Vest
Jun 15, 1880 - Oct 15, 1929

DALLAS WOMAN IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY TODAY

Mrs. Annie Vest, died in Dallas, Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock, and the body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and the funeral was held immediately at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are one niece, Mrs. W. A. Crawford, Dallas, with whom she made her home; one brother, Austin Bass, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. John Stewart, Corsicana; Mrs. Henry Hirston, Fort Worth; and Mrs. I. Luce, California.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 16, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed 1st husband W. J. Steele married May 31, 1899 2nd husband William A. Vest married June 3, 1901; d/o James M. “Jim” Bass & Sallie (Palmer) Bass (sister to Willie (Bass) Stewart)

LaFreda Faye (Mabry) Vest
Feb 15, 1922 - May 2, 1942

MRS. LA FREDA VEST DIED SATURDAY AND BURIAL WAS SUNDAY

Mrs. La Freda Vest, aged 20 years, wife of Eathel Vest of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mrs. Joe Stewart, and Fred Mabry, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Franklin Mabry, Corsicana, and Fred Mabry, Jr., California, and two sisters, Billie Jean and Patricia Mabry, both of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 4, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Eathel Vest married May 8, 1939; d/o Fred William Mabry, Sr. & Gladys Mae (Chewning) Mabry-Stewart-Szenasy

Mary Lois (Rigsby) Scruggs-Barnhart
Mar 17, 1869 - Feb 18.1951

Mrs. C. G. Barnhart Dies On Sunday

Mrs. C. G. Barnhart, 81, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church of which she was a long-time member.

Born, March 17, 1869, at Sabine Pass, Texas, she was married in 1888 to the late T. L. Scruggs in Dallas. The couple came to Corsicana in 1889 and Mr. Scruggs was with the Jarrell-Elliott Co., later acquiring the business and operation it for years. Scruggs died in 1925 and was married to Mr. Barnhart in 1929.

Mrs. Barnhart had been a member of the First Baptist church since moving to Corsicana and was a teacher for years in the primary department of the Sunday school. She also taught piano for years.

Mrs. Barnhart’s mother, the late Mary Olivia Ratcliff Rigsby moved too Tyler county with her family in 1839, and was a well-known violinist and school teacher, and her father, the late William Rigsby, was county judge at Beaumont. The mother started a school in Beaumont about 1870 before there were public schools there.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, W. T. Barnhart, Temple, and W. M. Barnhart, Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Kelly, Katy; four grandchildren and a brother, Jeff Rigsby, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be W. T. Barnhart, W. M. Barnhart, C. C. Kelly, F. C. Paul, Edgar Metcalf and Charles Croft.

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Mrs. C. G. Barnhart Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. C. G. Barnhart, 81, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Sabine Pass, Texas, Mrs. Barnhart had resided in Corsicana since 1889. She was a piano teacher for years and formerly taught in the primary department of the First Baptist Sunday School.

She was married to the late T. J. Scruggs in Dallas in 1888. He headed the Jarrell-Elliott Department Store here prior to his death in 1925. She was married to Mr. Barnhart in 1929.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, W. T. Barnhart, Temple, and W. M. Barnhart, Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Kelly, Katy; four grandchildren and a brother, Jeff Rigsby, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers were W. T. Barnhart, W. M. Barnhart, C. C. Kelly, F. C. Paul, Edgar Metcalf and Charles Croft.

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Calvin Grant Barnhart
Oct 22, 1864 - Jul 9, 1959

C. G. Barnhart Burial Here

Funeral services for C. G. Barnhart, 84, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Temple, Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Tennessee, Barnhart resided in Corsicana most of his life. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Kelly, Katy; two sons, W. T. Barnhart, Temple, and W. M. Barnhart, Corpus Christi; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. M. Ellington, E. M. Guest, Ed M. Polk, W. L. Holman, R. L. Whitehead and John Remonte.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 11, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lou Ada (Tucker) Barnhart 2nd wife Mary Lois (Rigsby) Scruggs-Barnhart; assumed s/o Thomas F. Barnhart & Nancy J. (McMackin) Walker-Barnhart

Mary Trammel (Neville) McNeel
Nov 25, 1843 - Apr 19, 1929

AGED WOMAN DIES EARLY FRIDAY AND BURIED IN OAKWOOD

Mrs. Mary T. McNeel, 85, died Friday morning at 3 o’clock, three miles east of Corsicana and the funeral services were held at Petty’s Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. A. Conway, pastor of the Hope Baptist church of Corsicana. She was born in Tennessee.

Mrs. McNeel had lived in the Petty’s Chapel community for about 15 years.

Surviving are three sons, J. A. McNeel, Kemp; W. M. McNeel, Tehuacana; C. H. McNeel, Petty’s Chapel; 16 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arthur McNeel, David McNeel, Lee Carl, Ruben Tucker, Allen Beale and Frank Wilson.

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

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William Thomas Pratt
Apr 1, 1848 - Mar 19, 1929

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED IN DALLAS TUESDAY

Word was received here today of the death of W. T. Pratt, age 80, former resident of Corsicana, Tuesday morning at his home in Dallas. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock here. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery and the services will be held at the grave. The body will be brought overland from Dallas and will be taken directly to Oakwood cemetery for the burial services and interment.

Mr. Pratt moved to Dallas about six years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Joe Pratt, Corsicana; Lee, John and Frank Pratt all of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. S. E. McIntyre, Norphlet, Ark.; Mrs. Clyde Richards, Bartlett, and Mrs. Carl Richards, Dallas.

Ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

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FUNERAL SEREVICES FOR W. T. PRATT AT CEMETERY TODAY

Funeral services for W. T. Pratt, 80 who died in Dallas Tuesday morning, were held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon where interment was made. Prior to moving to Dallas six years ago, Mr. Pratt resided in Corsicana for many years. The body was brought overland from Dallas.

Surviving are four sons, Joe Pratt, Corsicana; Lee, John, and Frank Pratt, all of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. S. E. McEntyre, Norfleet, Ark.; Mrs. Clyde Richards, Bartlett and Mrs. Carl Richards, Dallas; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland Funeral Home assisted in the direction of the funeral.

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Dallas, Texas
W. T. Pratt Funeral To Be in Corsicana
The body of W. T. Pratt, 80, resident of Texas for more than fifty years, who died Tuesday morning at his home, 709 North Ewing avenue, will be sent to Corsicana, Wednesday for funeral services and burial.
Mr. Pratt came to Texas as a small boy from Mississippi. He had lived in Corsicana before coming to Dallas about six years ago.
He is survived by four sons, Joe Pratt of Corsicana, John, Lee and Frank Pratt of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. S. E. McIntyre of Norfleet, Ark., Mrs. Carl Richards of Dallas and Mrs. Clyde Richards of Bartlett; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Marvin Harrison Varner
May 27, 1888 - Sep 20, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SATURDAY FOR BAZETTE MAN

M. A. Varner, aged 41, farmer of the Bazette community, died at the Navarro county hospital Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock a few minutes after being received at the hospital. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church at Roane with interment in the Post Oak cemetery.

Mr. Varner was a native of Texas.

Surviving are his wife and a number of children.

The family was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, September 21, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Death certificate and obit say buried in Post Oak cemetery-double monument is in the Oakwood cemetery)
  • h/o Bessie Florence (Dunlap) Varner-Couey married Apr. 18, 1907 s/o Franklin Marvin “Frank” Varner & Eunice Samira (Farlow) Varner

Bessie Florence (Dunlap) Varner-Couey
May 12, 1888 - Jan. 13, 1954

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Couey

Mrs. Bessie Varner Couey, 65, died at her Corsicana residence, 820 North 19th Street about noon Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. from the Central Methodist church, with the pastor, Rev. J. L. Ray, conducting, assisted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Couey is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Arrena York, Stanford; Mrs. Alton Thomason, Powell; Mrs. Elmer Ojemann, Houston; Ollie Varner, Viola Varner and Hester Varner, all of Corsicana; a brother, Mark Dunlap, Mt. Calm; mother, Mrs. Lola Dunlap, Hubbard; six sisters, Mrs. Lee Emmons, Hubbard; Mrs. Frank Gauntt, Hubbard; Mrs. Jake Motley, Hubbard; Mrs. Doss Loveless, Hillsboro; Mrs. Valeria Hill, Cleburne; Mrs. Naomi Russell, Beaumont; 18 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 13, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Marvin Harrison Varner married Apr. 28, 1907 2nd husband Claudius Jenkins “Claude” Couey married Jun. 24, 1935 buried in Junction cemetery, Junction, Tx. d/o William Jackson Dunlap and Nancy Elizabeth Lola “Ola” (Spruiell) Dunlap
     

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Mrs. Bessie Couey Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Varner Couey, 65, who died at her home, 820 North Nineteenth street, Wednesday, were held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Central Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor, assisted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, Methodist minister of Midlothian, formerly of Corsicana.

Surviving are four sons, Edgar Varner, Hillsboro; Robert, Jack and Olin Varner, all of Houston; six daughters, Mrs. Arrena York, Stanford; Mrs. Alton Thomason, Powell; Mrs. Elmer Ojemann, Houston; Ollie Varner, Viola Varner and Hester Varner, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Lola Dunlap, Hubbard; a brother, Mark Dunlap, Mt. Calm; six sisters, Mrs. Lee Emmons, Hubbard; Mrs. Frank Gauntt, Hubbard; Mrs. Jake Motley, Hubbard; Mrs. Doss Loveless, Hillsboro; Mrs. Valeria Hill, Cleburne; Mrs. Naomi Russell, Beaumont; 18 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were William Dunlap, Vernon Loveless, Edward Emmons, Fred Spruill, Otto Chapman and Julius Writht.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Burtis B. Robinson, Dr.
Nov 21, 1939 - Aug 25, 2017
 

Dr. Burtis B. Robinson, 77, of Pelham passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas. He was born on Nov. 21, 1939 in Jewett. He graduated from G.W. Jackson High School in Corsicana (Navarro County.) He went on to receive his undergraduate college degree in Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biological/Physical Sciences at Huston-Tillotson (College) University (1961,) a Master Degree in Veterinary Microbiology from Tuskegee (Institute) University, and a Doctoral program in Biophysical Science Teaching from (North Texas State) University of North Texas.
Burtis was a member of many organizations over his lifetime, however the ones he most mentioned were his churches; Taylor Chapel Baptist (childhood, Frost,) St. Andrews Episcopal (Tuskegee Institute, Alabama), Epiphany Episcopal (Dallas) and St. Luke Presbyterian (USA) Dallas; his fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. (1958,) Free and Accepted Masons of Texas, and The Huston-Tillotson (College) University International Alumni Association, and the Navarro County Retired Teachers Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Robinson; brother, Freeman Robinson, Jr.; sister, Dorothy L. Robinson Spears Brooks; sister, Louise Robinson Devaughn; brother, Curtis Robinson; and son-in-law, Andre' Lourice Baker, Sr.
Burtis is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elayne Porter Robinson; daughter, Charlayne "Tina" Baker; son, Burtis "Brad" Robinson (Felicia); sisters, Georgia Nell Robinson Thomas; Lizzie Ann Robinson Porter (Waco, Jr.); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bernard and Jean Porter; grandchildren, Andre' Lourice Baker Jr., Constance Elayne Robinson, Jonathan Bradwyck Robinson, Jordan Scott Robinson, and Joshua Freeman Robinson; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church with Rev. Clay Allard officiating.
Interment will follow at P3 Porter Ranch Family Cemetery in Pelham. Pallbearers will include nephews.

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Mona Lucille (Mosell) McAfee
July 16, 1926 - July 4, 2016

 
Mona Lucille McAfee

Memorial services for Mona Lucille McAfee, 89, of Temple, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Kristi Eck officiating.

Mrs. McAfee died Monday, July 4, 2016 in a Temple nursing center.

Mona was born July 16, 1926 in Streator, Illinois to Edward and Nadine (Davis) Mosell. She married Bryan Thomas McAfee June 23rd 1949 on the Air Force Base in Alaska where they lived until 1951 when they moved to Texas. She was a homemaker who cared for and nurtured her family, providing a loving home for her children and husband. Mona was a faith-filled christian woman who taught her family to love above all else. She was always taking care of those around her whether it be a slew of animals or a host of grand-babies. Mona thoroughly enjoyed raising her rabbits and was an amazing artist.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971 and a son Michael Ramon McAfee in 1951, two brothers Oris Edward Mosell and Richard Wallas Mosell, one sister Roma Alberta Matthewman.

Survivors include two sons Sterling Wayne McAfee and his wife Jill of Temple and Justin Wade McAfee of Kentucky; seven daughters Ola Nadine Atkins and husband Jim of Florida, Tommie Lucille Ruehs and husband Pete of Michigan, Mona Elizabeth Williams and husband Lee of Lott, Brianne Edna DeCelles and husband Ted of Tennessee, Roma Jean Caughlin and husband Tim of Belton, Janice Kay McAfee and David “Mac” McIntosh of Temple and Becky Colleen Nunnallee and Donnie Mears of Lorena; one sister Marilyn Jean Powell and husband Leon of San Marcos; 23 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital for cancer research.


Carrie Louise (McEntire) Adams
June 25, 1915 - Apr 12, 1999

Louise McEntire Adams, 83, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, April 12, 1999, in Corsicana.
Memorial graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery, with Dr. David Hale officiating.
Mrs. Adams was born in Navarro County on June 25, 1915.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Dan Owen of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Betty Adams of Corsicana; one nephew; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Evelyn June (Fipps) Rounsavall
June 30, 1935 - Sept 19, 2017

Funeral Services for June Rounsavall, 82, of LaRue are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Robbie Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Ms. Rounsavall passed away Sept. 19, 2017 in Malakoff, Texas.
Evelyn June Rounsavall was born June 30, 1935 in Brownsboro, the daughter of William Franklin Fipps and Millie Hutchins Fipps. June married the late William Arthur Rounsavall on June 28, 1952 and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, canning and fishing; but her true love was her grandchildren. Nanny's most precious moments were spent with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister who will be missed by the many lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years Bill Rounsavall; her parents; one son Dickie Rounsavall and one granddaughter Kalynn Rounsavall.
June is survived by her four children, William David Rounsavall of Corsicana, Arthur Dennis Rounsavall and wife Debra of New Harmony, Dana Lynn Rounsavall and wife Cindy of Purdon, Danny Franklin Rounsavall of LaRue; one sister Pete Langston of Lorena; one brother Junior Fipps of McCloud, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Gretchen Hollimon and husband Eric, Michael Rounsavall and wife Kari, Jennifer Palacios and husband Jose, Cody Rounsavall and wife Kevyn, D.J. Rounsavall and wife Amanda, Misty Ewing and husband James, Jeremy Rounsavall, Danny Kyle Rounsavall and wife Hollie and 18 great grandchildren.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Cody Rounsavall, Jose Palacios, D.J. Rounsavall, Michael Rounsavall, Jeremy Rounsavall and James Ewing. Honorary Pallbearers will be Danny Kyle Rounsavall and Eric Hollimon.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made in her memory to the charity of your choice.

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Etta Mae (Nutt) Klaus
Feb 17, 1907 - Sept 2, 1974

Funeral srvices for Mrs. Etta Mae Klause, 67, who died September 2 at her home in Red Oak, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, in Arlington from Moore's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in an Arlington cemetery
She was a native of Navarro County and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nutt of Corsicana.
Survivors are a son, H. W. Little of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Wright of Red Oak; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Will Nutt of Navarro Mills and Jess Nutt of Irving; and three sisters, Mrs. W.L. Camp of Irving, Mrs. Nathan Hamel of Dallas, and Mrs. Tiny Hamel of Red Oak.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - September 11, 1974
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • d/o Aaron Walter Nutt and Annie (Murphy) Nutt - Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX

Clara B. (Dorton) Burroughs-Searcy
Feb 17, 1918 - May 4, 1979

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Clara B. Searcy, 61, a resident of Corsicana who died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

J. C. Bristow will officiate with burial at Myrtle Cemetery at Ennis.

Survivors include one son, David Burroughs of Ennis; four daughters, Helen Thornberg of Corsicana, Norma May of Hico, Mary Burroughs of Corsicana and Elizabeth Moore of Tyler; seven grandchildren; one brother, C.L. Dorton of Alma, and one sister, Virgie Gibbs of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Morris Gonzales, Marvin Dorton, Ira Swan, Walter Swan, Frankie Swan and Frankie Rameriz.

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Maud Marion Mathews
Aug 15, 1890 - Mar 23, 1991

Maud Mathews, 100, of Corsicana, died March 23, 1991, at her residence.

Services are pending at the First Baptist Church in Boswell, Okla. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Boswell. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She was a retired school teacher.

She is survived by one son, Joe Mathews of Boswell, Okla.; three daughters, Jimmye Henson of Corsicana, Dr. Mary Brown of San Antonio, and Wynell Robertson of Shawnee, Okla.; foster son, George W. Edwards of San Antonio; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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Brenda Sue Pierce
Nov 2, 1951 - July 11, 1973

FORT WORTH - Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at a funeral home chapel here for Brenda Sue Pierce, 21, former resident of the IOOF Home of Corsicana. She died Wednesday in a Fort Worth hospital from injuries received in a traffic addicent two weeks ago.

Miss Pierce was a graduate of Corsicana High School, where she served as drum majorette her senior year. She also attended Navarro Junior College for a year.

She is survived by two sisters and two brothers all of Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - July 13, 1973
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • d/o Thomas C. Pierce, Jr. and Leda Mae (Elkins) Pierce - Burial: Laurel Land Cem., Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
  • CHS 1970

John Gilbert Milner
July 14, 1897 - May 5, 1979

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Streetman for Gilbert Milner, 81, a resident of Streetman, who died Saturday morning at MelHaven Convalescent Home.
He was a druggist at Streetman for 60 years.
The Rev. O.E. Permenter will officiate with burial at Birdston Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, S.L. Milner of Dallas and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Page and Eula Alford, both of San Antonio.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Howell, J.F. Sims, George Sims, Willie D. Pillans, L.T. McKissack and Garner Steele.
Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, May 6, 1979
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • h/o Cora Elizabeth (Grayson) Milner - s/o John Nelms Milner and Abbie (McCullough) Milner

Emily Frances (Nickolas/Nicklas) Milner
Jun 17, 1852 - Sep 19, 1929

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN FT. WORTH FRIDAY

Mrs. Emily Milner, 77, formerly of Corsicana, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Hood, at Fort Worth Friday, and the body will be brought to Corsicana Sunday. The funeral will be held at the First Baptist church here Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock with interment in Zion’s Rest cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Milner was born in Union Parish, La., in 1852, and came to Texas in 1869. She lived in Corsicana for 35 years prior to moving to Fort Worth.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hood of Fort Worth and Mrs. Ida Self of Dallas.

The funeral will be conducted by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, September 21, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obits say buried Zion’s Rest cemetery-death certificate says Corsicana, Tx.-find-a-grave has her in Oakwood)
  • w/o Thomas Franklin Milner married Aug. 29, 1869 d/o Wilson Sidney Nickolas and Martha A. (Redden) Nickolas

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY HERE FOR FORMER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Milner, 77, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Fort Worth, Friday, were held from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. Mrs. Milner was a native of Louisiana, but came to Texas in 1869. She resided in Corsicana for 30 odd years prior to moving to Fort Worth where she has made her home for a number of years.

The body was brought to Corsicana Sunday morning. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anna Hood, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ida Self, Dallas.

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

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Minerva (unk) Nichols
Dec 24, 1845 - Mar 3, 1929

AGED WOMAN DIED SATURDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Minerva Nicholas, aged 83 years, native of Mississippi, but resident of Corsicana for 37 years, died on North Fifteenth street near Post Oak creek Saturday night following an illness of two weeks with pneumonia, and the funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The funeral was under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

No known relatives survive.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 4, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (listed 1920 census Menerva Nickles—death certificate could be Nickols or Nichols—obit says Nicholas—not sure of spelling last name) (Augusta Helm was the informant on the death certificate)

Glenda Faye Hawkins
Jun 18, 1926 - Oct 21, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE GIRL ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Glenda Fay Hawkins, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Hawkins residents in the Zion’s Rest community, who died Monday night after a long illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her parents.

The Corley-McMahon Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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IN MEMORY

In loving memory of Little Glenda Fay Hawkins, who died Oct. 21, 1929.

On Oct. 21 the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hawkins and took from them their little daughter, Glenda Fay Hawkins.

She was laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery. She is survived by her father and mother.

A precious one from us is gone,
The one we loved so dear,
There is a vacant chair in our home,
Which can never be filled.

There to live with Jesus.
In that blessed land of love,
And some day we’ll meet you,
In that home above.

Written by a friend,
RUBY SHUL.

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Janice (Brashear) Box-Ray
Aug 1876 - Oct 15, 1929

WORTHAM WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Tom Ray, 53, of Wortham, route one, died in the Navarro county hospital Tuesday night at 7:15 o’clock following an illness of six weeks, and the funeral will probably be held Thursday, although definite funeral arrangements have not been perfected Wednesday morning.

Surviving are her husband, one son, Tom Box, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Beshears and Emma Beshears both of Colorado, Texas; and Mrs. Wiley Dyer, Corsicana; parents, one brother, two step-daughters, Mrs. J. W. Clarey, Mexia and Mrs. Naomi Blackburn, Kerens; two step-sons, Ewell and Sammie Ray, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 16, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (not sure of the spelling of the maiden name-death certificate says d/o John Bassinger)
  • 1ST husband William Edward Box married Mar. 1, 1894 2nd husband S. T. Ray married Jun. 13, 1926 (Janice Brashear is the name listed on her daughter-Nona Dee (Box) Dyer’s death certificate but not sure it is right) (unable to read it on her death certificate-listed as Jennie)
  • Oakwood cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WORTHAM WOMAN ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Ray, 53, of Wortham, Route 1, who died Tuesday night at 7:15 o’clock at the Navarro County Hospital after an illness of six weeks, were held at Oakwood cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock where interment was made. The funeral was conducted by Ensign Williams Stephenson of the local Salvation Army post.

Surviving are her husband, one son, three daughters, parents, one brother, two step-daughters and two step-sons.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Mary Belle (Bryan) Scoggins
Dec 22, 1882 - Jun 27, 1974

Mrs. Scoggins

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Belle Scoggins, 91, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Emhouse and had lived in Corsicana for six years. She was also a member of Emhouse Methodist church.

Survivors include a son, Steve Scoggins of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Robert McCormick of Corsicana, Mrs. Cecil Fetty of Barry, Mrs. Jack Turner of Wilmer, Mrs. James Farmer of Corsicana, and Mrs. Allen Fouty of Gladewater; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a brother, Johnny Bryant of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Cora Stone, Waco.

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Mrs. Scoggins

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Belle Scoggins, 91, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev, Dale Laggett was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a son, five daughters, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

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Francis Church Rainey
Oct 22, 1929 - Nov 30, 1929

Funeral Held Sunday Afternoon for Child

Funeral services for Francis Church Rainey, 5-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rainey, 1111 W. Sixteenth avenue, who died Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock following a four-day illness with pneumonia, were held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Rex Monroe Wineberg
Feb 10, 1907 - Nov 7, 1929

REX WINEBERG DIED IN WACO HOSPITAL THURSDAY MIDNIGHT

REMAINS OF FORMER C. H. S. STUDENT BE BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL

The body of Rex Wineberg, 20, who died in the Provident Sanitarium at Waco at midnight Thursday night following a lingering illness will be brought to Corsicana Friday night on the 9:53 Cotton Belt train and will be taken to the residence of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boswell, 805 South Eighteenth street. The funeral will probably be held some time Saturday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of the Corley-McMahon Funeral home.

Mr. Wineberg formerly lived in Corsicana and was prominent in the athletic and other school activities of Corsicana high school and was well-known here. He was gassed about two years ago while working in a West Texas oil field and had not been well since that time. He had been in the Waco sanitarium for the past two weeks.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wineberg, Odessa; one sister, Mrs. Boswell of Corsicana; and two brothers, Barham Wineberg, Corsicana and Glenn Wineberg, Odessa.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR REX WINEBERG TO BE HELD SUNDAY

FORMER CORSICANA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DIED IN WACO HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Rex M. Wineberg, 22, of Odessa, formerly of Corsicana, who died in the Provident sanitarium at Waco Thursday night at 11:55 o’clock following a lingering illness, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Henry Boswell, 805 South Eighteenth street, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The body arrived here on the night Cotton Belt passenger train Friday night and was taken to the Boswell residence.

Wineberg formerly attended Corsicana High school, where he was active in athletics and other student affairs, being president of the 1927 junior class. He was gassed in the West Texas oil fields several months ago and never recovered.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wineberg, Odessa; one sister, Mrs. Boswell of Corsicana; and two brothers, B. K. Wineberg, Corsicana and Glenn Wineberg, Odessa.

Following are the active pallbearers: Sam McCown, Odessa; George Mucy, Fort Worth, Glenn Wells, Ralph Hawkins, Danny Nicholson and Robert Cason, all of Corsicana.

Honorary pallbearers were B. R. Estes, Corsicana; R. C. Estes, Corsicana; Dr. L. C. Polk, Corsicana; Luther Garrett, Corsicana; Nat Garrett, Corsicana; Earl Hodges, Corsicana; J. G. Gossitt, Midland; Earl Boyd, Corsicana; George Streeter, Midland; Fullwood Boyd, Corsicana; Dr. D. K. Wood, Odessa; James McLemore, Corsicana; Richard Parker, Corsicana; J. W. Baker, Crane.

Charlie Evitt, Odessa; Will Henderson, Odessa; T. J. Steed, Crane; S. O. LaRue, Crane; Mangin Neal, Odessa; W. D. Henley, Houston, Emery Cox, Jeff Amburgey, R. A. Purifoy, C. A. Middleton, Dr. W. K. Logston, W. A. Lahen, B. M. Henderson, Johnny A. Pierce, Sam Butler, W. O. Allmon, Sam Jackson, R. J. Jackson and Dr. C. L. Tubb, all of Corsicana.

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

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REX WINEBERG IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Rex M. Wineberg, aged 22, who died Thursday night at 11:55 o’clock in a Waco sanitarium following a lingering illness, were held from the residence his sister, Mrs. Henry Boswell, 805 South Eighteenth street, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Wineberg resided in Odessa but formerly lived in Corsicana and was prominent in the Corsicana High school athletic and other activities. He was gassed several months ago in a West Texas oil field and never recovered.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wineberg, Odessa; one sister, Mrs. Boswell, Corsicana; two brothers, B. K. Wineberg, Corsicana, and Glenn Wineberg, Odessa.

The body arrived in Corsicana late Friday night and was taken to the Boswell home.

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

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Cecil A. (Graham) Cobb
Apr 21, 1873 - Nov 22, 1959

Mrs. Cecil Cobb Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Cecil Cobb, wife of the late Sam Cobb of Corsicana, died in San Angelo Sunday. A former resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Cobb had resided at San Angelo for a number of years,

Surviving are three sons, Clifton Cobb, San Angelo; Kelsey Cobb and Louis Cobb, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church.

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Services Held For Mrs. Cobb

Funeral services for Mrs. Cecil Cobb, former Corsicana resident, who died in San Angelo Sunday, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were originally slated for 11 a.m. but were postponed until the later hour due to late arrival of relatives.

Mrs. Cob, the widow of the late Sam Cobb, resided here before moving to San Angelo several years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Clifton Cobb, San Angelo; Kelsey Cob, St. Louis, and Louis Cobb, California, and other relatives.

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William Rice Rigsby
Sep 1860 - Jul 31, 1929

BODY OF SALADO MAN BROUGHT HERE BURIAL THURSDAY

Thursday afternoon about 5 o’clock for W. R. Rigby, age 69, who died Wednesday at Salado. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home. The body was brought overland today by the Corley-McMahon hearse.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary O. Towns, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Lois Barnhart.

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James Arthur Cagle
May 29, 1896 - Oct 7, 1987

James Arthur Cagle, 91, of Dallas, died Wednesday in Waxahachie.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Dallas, with Dr. Sidney Carnes officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.
He was a native of Frost and a self-employed carpenter.
He is survived by his wife Allene Cagle, of Dallas; four sons, Joe Cagle, Charles Cagle, Darrell Cagle, and Jerry Cagle; three daughters, Earline Owens, Mary Jackson, and Sarah North; one stepson, Neil Jones; two stepdaughters, Sonja Callicott and Jo Von Tucker; 43 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Nancy J. Stewart
Nov 22, 1848 - Jul 16, 1941



 

MISS NANCY STEWART LONGTIME RESIDENT, DIED ON WEDNESDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FIRST EMPLOYE STATE HOME THURSDAY

Miss Nancy Stewart, age 92 years, died at her home 309 West First Avenue, Wednesday morning.

A native of Caney County, Western Tennessee, Miss Stewart was born, Nov. 27, 1848, and came to Navarro County with her family shortly following the conclusion of the Civil War.

She was the first member of the State Home staff, beginning her twenty-year connection with that institution in 1888. The State Home at the time she assumed her duties consisted of two buildings—a dormitory and a school building. Miss Stewart continued her interest in the home after her retirement, and was popular among the older students of that institution.

Despite the advancing years, “Miss Nan,” as she was familiarly called by the legions of friends and acquaintenances, continued to keep abreast of the times and was a keen student of happenings throughout the world.

She was an enthusiastic friend and supporter of Gov. W. Lee O’Daniel and the chief executive frequently visiting her at her home. Governor O’Daniel visited Miss Nan the day before the senatorial election, June 28, following his address here at the court house, when he was elevated to the senatorship from Texas.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late John W. Stewart, former sheriff of Navarro County and well-known peace officer here for many years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by A. E. Walker, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lynne A. Wortham, J. S. Hailey, C. J. Brown, Fred Prince, Doyle Pevehouse, W. P. McCammon, L. B. Terrey, Kirk Ramsey, and C. O. (Cap) Curington.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR PIONEER WOMAN

Funeral services for Miss Nancy Stewart, 92, who died Wednesday morning are to be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood. The rites will be conducted by A. E. Walker, minister of the Church of Christ.

A native of Tennessee, she came to Corsicana shortly after the Civil War. Miss Stewart was a member of the First State Home staff in 1888 and remained with that institution for 20 years.

Despite advancing years she kept in close touch with current happenings and trends, and was a friend of Governor W. Lee O’Daniel, who frequently visited her at her home, 309 West First Avenue.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late John W. Stewart, sheriff of Navarro county and well-known peace officer.

Pallbearers will be Lynne A. Wortham, J. S. Hailey, C. J. Brown, Fred Prince, Doyle Pevehouse, W. P. McCammon, L. B. Terrey, Kirk Ramsey, and C. O. (Cap) Curington.

The following telegram was received Thursday from Austin:

“All Texans who know of the good deeds done by Miss Nan Stewart during her life-time mourn her departure and we publicly express our deep sorrow.”

Signed “Governor and Mrs. W. Lee O’Daniel.”

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Therman Moore
Mar 26, 1910 - Apr 4, 1929

CORSICANA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DIED IN DALLAS

Thurman Moore, 20, junior in the Corsicana high school, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moore of the Roane community, died at Baylor Hospital in Dallas Thursday night at 8:15, following an illness of several weeks and the funeral was held at Oakwood cemetery here Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made. He was taken to the hospital in Dallas several days ago.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, Baptist minister of Kerens.

Surviving are his parents, one brother and one sister.

The body was brought overland from Dallas.

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Margaret Ellen “Maggie (Vaught) Freeman
Aug 14, 1879 - Apr 16, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FREEMAN ARE HELD TUESDAY

Mrs. Maggie Freeman, 48, wife of Theodore Freeman, died at the family residence, 915 North Thirteenth street, Tuesday morning at 2 o’clock following a lingering illness and the funeral was held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Prior to moving to Corsicana a few years ago, the family resided in the Blooming Grove community for many years.

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

Surviving are her husband, two daughters and other relatives.

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

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Idella May (Carson) Casey-Burleson
Dec. 2, 1874 - May 16, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES CORSICANA WOMAN FIRDAY AFTERNOON

MRS. JOE T. BURLESON DIED SUDDENLY THURSDAY AT HER HOME HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe T. Burleson, 53, who died shortly before 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon after only a few minutes illness, will be held from the family residence, 1301 West Thirteenth avenue, Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Burleson was Idelia Carson, Mrs. Burleson came to Corsicana recently from El Dorado, Texas.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. C. C. Carson, Corsicana; six brothers, H. W. Carson, John R. Carson and C. C. Carson, all of Corsicana; C. Il Carson, Dallas; Cade Carson; Fort Worth; Grover Carson, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. E. T. Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. Earl McCoy and Mrs. D. E. Van Steenwyk, both of Rochester, N. Y.; and Mrs. WinfieldClem, Carrollton; two sisters-in-law, MRs. Ila Beauchamp, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mary Lou Beauchamp, Stephenville and other relatives.

Mrs. Burleson’s six brothers will be pallbearers.

Singers at the funeral will be Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. Henry Robbins, H. E. Metcalf and C. L. Knox.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 17, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas P. Casey married Feb. 14, 1896 2nd husband Joseph T. “Joe” Burleson married Aug. 10, 1901 d/o Christopher Caid “Kit” Carson and Julia Ann (Gossett) Carson

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD LATE FRIDAY FOR MRS. BURLESON

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe T. Burleson, aged 54, who died Thursday afternoon after a brief illness, were held Friday afternoon at 5:30 from the family residence, 1301 from the family residence, 1301 West Thirteenth avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. Howard Williams of the First Baptist church, the Rev. P. Martin Baker of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, conducted the service.

Mrs. Burleson’s six brothers acted as pall bearers.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. C. C. Carson, Corsicana; six brothers, H. W. Carson, John R. Carson, and C. C. Carson, all of Corsicana; C. I. Carson, Dallas; Cade Carson, Fort Worth; Grove Carson, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. E. T. Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. Earl McCoy and Mrs. D. E. VanSteenwyk, both of Rochester, N. Y.; and Mrs. Winfield Clem, Carrollton; two sister-in-law, Mrs. Tia Beauchamp, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mary Lou Beauchamp, Stephenville and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors.

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Samuel Alexander York, Jr.
Nov 1, 1927 - Mar 30, 1929

Little Child Was Buried Saturday Afternoon Here

S. A. York, Jr., 18-months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. York, died at 729 West Tenth avenue Saturday morning at 12:20 o’clock and the funeral was held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, one brother, and three sisters.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Meagan Lynn (Slovak) Gould
Jun 9, 1984 - Sep 29, 2017

 

Meagan Gould, 33, of Corsicana passed away Sept. 29, 2017 after a brave and courageous battle with Stage IV breast cancer. Her family was by her side when she ultimately won the fight and drifted off to be with the Lord.
Meagan was born to Gregory and Susan Slovak on June 9, 1984. She graduated from Ennis High School in 2002. She then went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M Commerce. She married the love of her life Jason Gould on June 21, 2008. Together they raised their amazing son, Jaxon. Meagan took great joy in watching Jaxon play Baseball and spending time with her family and friends. Meagan was the Director of the Westminster Presbyterian Child Enrichment Program. She was very passionate in the growth and improvement of the program. She touched the lives of many families and was an inspiration to all that knew her.
Meagan was preceded in death by her sister, Rachel Lynea Slovak and her grandfathers, George A. Robinson, Jr. and Raymond Slovak.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband, Jason; son, Jaxon and step-daughter, Reagan; parents, Gregory and Susan Slovak; sister, Morgan Hickerson and husband, Corey and niece Brighton Hickerson; grandmothers, Wanda Robinson and Helen Slovak and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Slovak/Gould family gives their heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Texas Oncology and Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie/Dallas. The family would also like to extend their appreciation to the countless family and friends who have blessed and supported Meagan and her family throughout her battle.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
A celebration of her life was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating and assisted by Paul Moore.
Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Pallbearers were Adam Fuller, Derek Slovak, Bankston McMath, Whoa Dill, Lance Hamilton and Brad Cepak. Honorary pallbearers were Corey Hickerson, Paul Moore and Collin Moore.
Memorials may be made to Ally's Wish at www.allyswish.org or the Manda Strong Foundation at www.mandastrong.com.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Ollie Victoria (Crocker) Robinson
Sep 6, 1868 - Sep 15, 1929

WOMAN DIES FROM PISTOL WOUNDS AT EARLY HOUR SUNDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. OLLIE ROBINSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Robinson, 61, wife of J. S. Robinson, 727 West Eighth avenue, who died of gunshot wounds Sunday morning after 9 o’clock were held from the family residence Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, were held from the family residence Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Church, and Rev. James F. Aaron of the Church of the Nazarene.

A shot was heard and members of the family rushed in the room and found the body lying on the floor. A .38 calibre pistol was found near the body. The bullet entered the left side of the head just above the temple and emerged behind the right ear. The spent bullet was found in the room. S. B. Jordan, justice of the peace, viewed the body and turned in a coroner’s verdict of “death buy gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.”

Mrs. Robinson had been in ill health for some time.

Prior to moving to Corsicana about fifteen years ago, the family resided in Hempstead.

Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. W. L. Nichols, Corsicana; Mrs. Eddie Lynch, Hempstead; Mrs. May Clark, Greenville; Mrs. J. D. Belt, Waco; Mrs. George R. Sallee, California.

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

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Kate (Root) Walker
Mar 1848 - Jun 25, 1929

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Walker, age 80, who died Tuesday morning at 2 o’clock in a hospital in Oklahoma City, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland Funeral Parlors and were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Walker had been a resident of Corsicana until about four years ago when she went to Oklahoma City to live with her son, Charles Walker. She was Miss Kate Root before her marriage.

The body arrived here over the Southern Pacific lines at 10:50 Wednesday morning and was taken to the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Surviving are one son, Charles Walker, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Hornbeck, Corsicana; Mrs. Addie Mays, Kerens, one grandchild and numerous other relatives.

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Many Relatives And Friends Attend Walker Funeral

Mrs. Kate Walker, who has been making her home the past year in Oklahoma City with her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, suffered a fall something over two months ago which kept her confined to her bed. On Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock she died very suddenly having been stricken with paralysis and her remains were brought to Corsicana, her old home for burial. The body, accompanied by Mr. Walker, arrived Wednesday morning an interment was made in Oakwood cemetery that afternoon, the funeral being held at the Sutherland Funeral Home. Mrs. Walker who reached the ripe old age of 81 was the oldest of twelve children, all of whom have passed away except two sisters, Mrs. Addie Mays, of Kerens, and Mrs. J. W. Hornbeak of this city. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Mays of Kerens and Miss Carrie Daniel, also of Kerens and Mrs. Barton Siglar of Athens.

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Addie Lee (Root) Mays
Jan 1, 1858 - Dec 9, 1930

MRS. ADDIE MAYS DIED IN KERENS AT NOON TUESDAY

Mrs. Addie Mays died at her home in Kerens at noon Tuesday, according to work reaching here. Mrs. Mays was a sister of Mrs. J. W. Hornbeck of this city.

Complete funeral arrangements have not been announced but burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here some time Wednesday afternoon. There will probably be a service at the First Baptist church in Kerens, of which she was a member, before the body is brought here.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. J. W. Hornbeck, Corsicana, and two children, Mrs. Barton Sigler, Athens and Roland Mays, Kerens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 9, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Richard Johnson Mays married Nov. 29, 1876; d/o Ephraim Hough Root & Carolina (Pool) Buried in Jimmerson cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD IN KERENS FOR WOMAN; BURIAL HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Mays, long-time resident of the Kerens community, who died Tuesday noon, were held in Kerens Wednesday morning and the body was brought to Corsicana where burial was made Wednesday noon in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted at the Baptist church in Kerens.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Barton Sigler, Athens; one son, Roland Mays, Kerens; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Hornbeak, Corsicana; and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by Percy Stockton of Kerens and the Sutherland Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Buena Vista (Finley) Halbert
Jan 20, 1888 - Sep 22, 1975

Mrs. Halbert

Services will be at 11:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. W. Halbert, 87, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a resident of Corsicana 50 years and secretary of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Halbert, March 14, 1929.

Survivors include three sons, Clyde F. Halbert of Tulsa, Okla., Wayland Halbert of Alice and James Paul Halbert of Tyler; a son-in-law, Stanley R. Allen of Houston; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers, O. J. Finley, of McAlester, Okla., Dave Finley of Marietta, and C. D. Finley of Hartshorne, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Garland DeGraffenried fo Houston and Mrs. Anna Belle Miles of Shreveport, La.

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Mrs. Halbert

Services were to be at 11:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. W. Halbert, 87, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Harold Lansford was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, a son-in-law, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers include: Wallace Pryor, Felton Lewis, Joe B. Fogg, Ed Gordon, H. B. Fouty, and Glenn Thompson.

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Archie Hunt Christian
Jul 21, 1878 - Aug 16, 1929

A. H. CHRISTIAN DIED IN OKLAHOMA; TO BE BURIED HERE

Mrs. L. C. Polk received a message early Saturday stating that her brother, A. H. Christian, had just died in his home at Tulsa, Okla., and that the remains would be brought to Corsicana for burial, arriving in Corsicana Sunday morning. They will be taken to the L. C. Polk home on arrival.

Mr. Christian, who was about 50 years of age formerly resided in Corsicana and has many friends here who will be grieved to learn of his passing. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services are expected to take place Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. L. C. Polk, 725 North 23rd street, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral hour, however, depends on the arrival of Mr. Christian’s mother, who is expected to reach Corsicana early Monday. If she does not arrive on the early train Monday the services will be held Monday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, his mother, Mrs. Julia Christian, LaFayette, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. L. C. Polk, Corsicana; Mrs. J. A. Hines, LaFayette, Ala.; Mrs. H. L. Flagg, Malakoff, and one brother, W. C. Christian, Malakoff.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR FORMER CORSICANAN

A. H. CHRISTIAN DIED IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for A. H. Christian, aged 50 years, who died at his home in Tulsa, Okla., early Saturday, were held from the home of his sister, Mrs. L. C. Polk, at 10 o’clock Monday morning with interment following in Oakwood cemetery. Services were conducted by the Rev. Van W. Harrell, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church, and a quartette composed of Mrs. Harry Blanding, Miss Sarah Frances Marshall and Messrs. Sam Blair and Chris Knox, gave favorite hymns during the services at the house and at the grave.

Pallbearers were E. M. Polk, Sr., J. S. Murchison, Wesley Redden, Sydney Story, Wayne R. Howell and L. C. Coulson.

The body of Mr. Christian was brought to Corsicana Sunday morning and taken in charge by the Sutherland Funeral Home and taken to the home of Dr. and Mrs. L. C. Polk at the corner of Twenty-third street and Sycamore avenue. Deceased had been a resident of Corsicana some twenty-five years ago, but had resided in Oklahoma for many years where he married. He was a quiet and unassuming man and held his friends closely after having gained them by his courageous and kindly manner.

Surviving are his wife, his mother, Mrs. Julia Christian, LaFayette, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Hines, LaFayette, Ala.; Mrs. M. L. Flagg, Malakoff; Mrs. L. C. Polk, Corsicana, and one brother, W. C. Christian of Malakoff. These and other relatives were in attendance upon the funeral Monday morning, and followed the remains of their loved one to the grave, which was banked high with beautiful flowers sent by friends who knew and loved Mr. Christian in his life.

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Bonnie Lee Griffin
Jun 6, 1927 - Jul 21, 1929

CHILD IS BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON DIED SUNDAY NIGHT

Bonnie Lee Griffin, aged two, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Griffin, 814 West Tenth avenue, died about 11:45 Sunday night at the Navarro Clinic after a short illness.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Christian church with Rev. Tom Lenox officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were P. Mayer, J. H. Bryant, C. A. Breithaupt and L. M. Marshall.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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William Pender Johnson
May 13, 1866 - Feb 10, 1929

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for William P. Johnson of Dallas, 68, former resident of Corsicana, who died in an Arlington hospital Sunday morning from injuries received a week previous when he was struck by an automobile, were held Monday afternoon from the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral at the church and the Corsicana Masonic Lodge had charge at the grave. The body was brought overland from Arlington.

Mr. Johnson was a resident of Corsicana from 1901 to 1913, and was Manager of the Corsicana Independent Telephone Company. He later worked for the Postal Telegraph Company and was retired several years ago.

Surviving are his wife, one son, William Johnson, and one daughter Miss Helen Johnson, all of Dallas, and four sisters, who reside in North Carolina.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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Frances E. (Miller) Johnson
Apr 10, 1868 - Jun 18, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES HERE MONDAY FOR DALLAS WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances M. Johnson, age 64 years, 1142 Elmdale, Dallas, who died Saturday at noon in Dallas, were held here Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Methodist Church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the Wortham Methodist church.

Death was caused by gunshot wounds, suicidal, said Justice J. H. Moore of Dallas in a verdict returned after conducting a coroner’s inquest.

Surviving are a son, F. W. Johnson, Dallas; a daughter, Helen M. Johnson, Dallas; two brothers and five sisters.

Pallbearers were R. B. Mitchell, J. L. McClary, Sam Helm, Chris L. Knox, J. Y. Stewart and Bob Sizemore.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Joseph Edwin “Ed” Chandler
Aug 12, 1851 - Dec 31, 1928

PIONEER RESIDENT BURIED WEDNESDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Ed Chandler, aged 70 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock after several days illness with pneumonia, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking parlors with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Chandler was well-known in Corsicana having conducted a violin repair business for several years.

Surviving are three brothers, Charlie E. Chandler, Oklahoma; L. S. Chandler, New York; R. R. Chandler, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Frank McElreath, Texarkana, and Mrs. J. T. Reed, Ennis.

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Ima Randolph (Burks) Blissette
Jul 20, 1896 - Sep 23, 1960

Mrs. Blissette Rites Sunday

Final rites for Mrs. Henry Blissette, 63, are scheduled Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Truitt Kuenstler, pastor of the Roane Baptist church, will officiate. Interment will be in
Oakwood.

A longtime resident of Roane, Mrs. Blissette died early Friday afternoon in the Navarro Clinic. She was a native of Monticello, Ark.

Surviving are her husband of Roane, one son, Willie Burks Blissette, Roane; one brother, C. L. Burks, Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Estelle McDowell, Corsicana; Mrs. W. C. Murdock, Houston; Mrs. J. M. Manning, San Angelo; Mrs. Gerald Pevehouse, Whitney, and Mrs. Milton Emmert, Corsicana; several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Chestine Frazier, C. O. Whitley, Johnny Burrow, Loyd Roberson, Norbin Sheets and E. F. Sheets.

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Sunday Rites Are Held For Mrs. Blissette

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Blissette, 63 of Roane, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Truitt Kuenstler, pastor of the Roane Baptist Church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Monticello, Ark., Mrs. Blissette had been a Roane resident for many years.

Surviving are her husband of Roane, one son, Willie Burks Blissette, Roane; one brother, C. L. Burks, Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Estelle McDowell, Corsicana; Mrs. W. C. Murdock, Houston; Mrs. J. M. Manning, San Angelo; Mrs. Gerald Pevehouse, Whitney, and Mrs. Milton Emmert, Corsicana; several nephews and nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Chestine Frazier, C. O. Whitley, Johnny Burrow, Loyd Roberson, Norbin Sheets and E. F. Sheets.

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Stephen Hale King
Oct 29, 1856 - Mar 23, 1929

S. H. KING DIED SUDDENLY TODAY AT WALTON WAREHOUSE

S. H. King, aged 73 years, long time resident of Corsicana, was found dead at the warehouse of the Walton Furniture company Saturday afternoon. He is survived by five children.

Mr. King had been in charge of the Walton warehouse for a number of years and was well known in Corsicana.

Death is said to have resulted from natural causes.

Funeral services have not been announced.

Mr. King’s body was found on a pallet in the warehouse when employees of the company went to the building this afternoon.

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S. H. KING BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 1ST METHODIST

Funeral services for S. H. King, aged 74 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Corsicana for many years, who was found dead at the Walton warehouse Saturday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. Death was reported to have been from natural causes. The funeral was conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. A. E. Carraway, Methodist minister.

Surviving are five children; Doke King, Corsicana; Miss Rosa King, Corsicana; Sam King, Fort Worth; Mrs. Fannie King Prince, Corsicana; and Mrs. Gertie King Harvin, Corsicana.

Mr. King had resided in Corsicana and had taken an active part in the Methodist church work for many years.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Doke King
Jun 26, 1879 - Sep 10, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR DOKE KING

Funeral services for Doke King, who died in Houston Friday night were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for many years, King moved to Houston a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Haste, and a granddaughter, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Prine, Corsicana; Mrs. Gertrude Harvin, Corsicana; a brother, Sam King, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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Cora Lula (Metcalf) King
Apr 2, 1884 - Apr 25, 1963

Mrs. Doke King Dies Thursday

Mrs. Doke King, a former Corsicana resident, died in Houston Thursday night.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. King had resided in Houston for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Haste, Houston; a granddaughter, Mrs. Marsia Parish, Houston; two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. J. B. Broughton, Harrison, Ark.; three nephews, Lloyd Metcalf, Corsicana; Ralph Metcalf, Big Spring, and Phil Metcalf, Waco; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gertrude Harvin, Corsicana and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 26, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Doke King Married Oct. 25, 1906; d/o William Henry Metcalf & Mary Catherine “Mattie/Katie” ( Watson) Metcalf

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Mrs. Doke King Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. Doke King were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Conducting was the Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A former resident of Corsicana, Mrs. King died Thursday night in Houston where she had lived for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Haste, Houston; a granddaughter, Mrs. Marsia Parish, Houston; two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. J. B. Broughton, Harrison, Ark.; three nephews, Lloyd Metcalf, Corsicana; Ralph Metcalf, Big Spring, and Phil Metcalf, Waco; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gertrude Harvin, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Metcalf, Ralph Metcalf, Theo Metcalf, Sam Humphries, Jr., George Harvin and Frank Garner

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Fannie (King) Prine
Sep 28, 1888 - Oct 30, 1962

Mrs. Prine Dies Tuesday, Rites Due Thursday

Mrs. Fannie Prine, 74, native of McGregor, retired Southwestern Bell Telephone Company employe, died in Memorial hospital late Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness. She was a telephone operator more than 35 years before retirement.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Harvin, 1400 West Collin street; three nieces, Mrs. Sam Humphries and Miss Lena Rose Harvin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Charles Haste, Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Douglas Beauchamp, Willard Summerall, Elwin Garner, Frank Garner, Lonnie Hosch and Bob Pelham.

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Rites Thursday For Mrs. Prine

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Prine, retired Southwestern Bell Telephone Company operator, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Prine, 74, had been a telephone operator more than 35 years when she retired.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Harvin, 1400 West Collin street; three nieces, Mrs. Sam Humphries and Miss Lena Rose Harvin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Charles Haste, Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Douglas Beauchamp, Willard Summerall, Elwin Garner, Frank Garner, Lonnie Hosch and Bob Pelham.

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Susie Chyna (King) Garner
Aug 31, 1874 - Jan 26, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. JOHN T. GARNER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. John T. Garner, age 68 years, who died at her home here Tuesday night, will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for more than 50 years, Mrs. Garner was well known here.

Surviving are her husband, two sons and other relatives.

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FUNERAL RITES ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. GARNER

Funeral services for Mrs. John T. Garner, age 68 years, who died at her home here Tuesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the rites. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Garner had been a resident of Corsicana for over 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, two sons and other relatives.

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MRS. JOHN GARNER DIED LAST NIGHT; TIME RITES NOT SET

Mrs. John T. Garner, age 68 years, died at her home here Tuesday night. Funeral arrangements are incomplete awaiting word from relatives. Mrs. Garner has resided in Corsicana for more than fifty years.

Surviving are her husband, John T. Garner, Corsicana; two sons, Frank Garner, Corsicana; Pvt. Elwin E. Garner, Camp Francis E. Warren, Wyoming; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Elbert Neely, Preston Garner, C. B. Haley, T. E. Kirkham, Joe Key Garner, Percy McKinney, L. P. Forsythe and Harry Smith.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Jimmy Luther Robinson
Sep 29, 1934 - Oct 9, 2017
 
Jimmy Luther Robinson, 83, of Waco, passed away, Monday, October 9th, surrounded by his loving family, after a short but courageous battle with stomach and lung cancer.
Visitation: Thursday, October 12th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.
Graveside service: Thursday, October 12th at 2:00PM at Dresden Cemetery just outside of Blooming Grove.
Jimmy was the son of James C. and Ruby “Mur” Dockery Robinson of Corsicana. He was born September 29, 1934 in Corsicana. In 1942, the family moved to the Waco area, where Jimmy attended Waco schools and Waco High School. He went on to continue his education at the Air Force Tech School in Denver, CO., where he learned his lifelong trade as Journeyman Electrician. He was a longtime member of the local #72 of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). He worked from the mid 1960’s to the mid 1970’s for NASA, he was proud that during his time there he was able to meet all of astronauts that were working to further our countries space exploration. Upon moving back to the central Texas area, he worked for M&M Mars here in Waco for over 20 years. Jimmy was a boating enthusiast, enjoying many hours on local area lakes and rivers with his family and lifelong friends, Don Pearson, Don Davenport and John Kirkpatrick. Jimmy was an avid fan and supporter of the Houston Oilers for many years and in later was a Dallas Cowboy’s fan. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents J. C. and Ruby “Mur” Robinson; his niece, Dana Smith; and numerous cousins.
Jimmy is survived by his loving daughters, Wendy Allison and husband Jay of Spring, twins, Sandy Harris and husband Marty of Austin and Mandy Hale and husband Jim; sister, Kay Smith and husband Bobby of China Spring; brother, Billy Robinson and wife Melba of Friendswood; he was “Pop” to 14 grandchildren, Ashley Countryman and husband Jason, Miranda Ann Allison, Loreal Fritz and fiancé Tucker Wilhite, Ranse Fritz and wife Janeth, Reese Hull, Jimmy Hale, Jr., Joshua Hale, Brad Anderson, Brandon Anderson and wife Sarah, Brooke Shaeffer and husband Scott and Joseph Hale and companion Jackie Niles; 12 great-grandchildren, Hope Countryman, Ayden Countryman, Thomas Countryman, Luke Fritz, Grace Fritz, Faith Fritz, Dylan Boardman, Jessie Anderson, Jaxon Anderson, Garret Shaeffer, Brianna Shaeffer, and Sladen Shaeffer; the mother of his children, Barbara Beard; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and other loving friends.
Jimmy’s family would like to say thank you to the staff of The Brazos of Waco, the staff from Providence Hospice and doctors, staff and nurses of Providence Hospice Place for all of their tender loving care and support they gave during the last few weeks and days.
Contact Information:
Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services
5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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John Manly Parrish
Feb. 28, 1874 - Apr. 26, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE PARRISH HELD ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Joe M. Parrish, aged 57 years, native of Navarro county, and prominent in church, fraternal and political circles here for years, who died suddenly at his home northwest of Corsicana Sunday morning at 6 o’clock with a heart attack, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the church, and the Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave.

He was formerly a steward in the First Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Ray Parrish, Dallas; Hugh Parrish, Emhouse, and William Parrish, Marlin; one brother, Nick Parrish, Emhouse; and two sisters, Miss Addie Parrish and Mrs. Sudie Basham, both of White’s Chapel community.

Pallbearers were Clyde Foster, Cecil Foster, C. T. O’Neal, Emhouse; W. T. Beard, Emhouse; Walter Hamilton, Black Hills; Jack Megarity, Maurice Keathley and Chas. Keathley.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Sallie (McGee) Parrish
Oct 19, 1871 - Jul 21, 1961

Mrs. Parrish Dies Friday; Rites Sunday

Mrs. Joe M. Parrish, 89, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, died in Dallas Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Parrish was a member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Hugh Parrish, Corsicana; Sam Parrish, Dallas, and William Parish, Marlin; a sister, Mrs. Ida Hunter, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Parrish, Jr.; Billy Joe Parrish, Roy Parrish, Benny Parrish, Sam Parrish, James L. Parrish and Jimmy Parrish, all grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 22, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Manly Parrish married Dec. 20, 1894; d/o Samuel “Sam” McGee & Victoria (Jarrett) McGee buried in Black Hills cemetery

Oscar Elijah “Pete” Redden
Jul 26, 1883 - Mar 19, 1929

OSCAR E. REDDEN DIED SUDDENLY AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

NATIVE OF CORSICANA TO BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY WEDNESDAY

Oscar E. (Pete) Redden, 45, native of Corsicana, died suddenly Tuesday morning at 8:40 o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Andy Autry, 1523 West Sixth avenue. He had complained of his throat Monday night, but it was not thought to be serious. Tuesday morning he had planned to go to town for a treatment to his throat, but a physician was called. He was stricken while sitting in a chair and died a few minutes later.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. S. A. Redden; three brothers, John, Jim and Wesley Redden; one sister, Mrs. Andy Autry, all of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Funeral service will be held from the residence of Mrs. Andy Autry Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral will be under the direction of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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CORSICANA NATIVE IS LAID AT REST HERE WEDNESDAY

OSCAR (PETE) REDDEN DIED SUDDENLY TUESDAY MORNING AT HOME HERE

Funeral services for Oscar E. (Pete) Redden, 45, native of Corsicana, who died suddenly Tuesday morning at 8:40 o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Andy Autry, 1523 West Sixth avenue, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Autry home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

He had complained of his throat Monday night and was intending to go to town Tuesday morning. He was sitting in a chair talking to members of the family when he was stricken, dying instantly.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. S. A. Redden; three brothers, John, Jim and Wesley Redden; one sister, Mrs. Andy Autry, all of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. C. Goodman, Bell White, Tom Redden, Dude Ransom, John Molloy and Dennis Parham.

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

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Hattie (Brasher) Smith
Jul 30, 1874 - Jan 31, 1952

Mrs. Hattie Smith Services Sunday

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. here for Mrs. Hattie B. Smith, former resident of Corsicana who died in a Houston hospital Thursday.

Rites will be held from the McCammon Chapel, with Rev. Herbert Dudley, pastor of the First Christian church officiating. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was the wife of the late Oscar Smith, and the daughter of the late Judge Joe A. Brasher.

Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Louis B. Josserand and Miss Alberta Brasher, both of Houston; a brother, Joseph C. Brasher, Houston; four nieces, Frances Harmon, Dallas; Mrs. William Reussing, New York City; Miss Inez Sawyers, and Mrs. Nancy Sawyers Ladd, both of Cuero; a nephew, Alan Sawyers, New York City, and a great-nephew, Charles Ladd of Cuero.

Pallbearers will be Louis Josserand, James Anderson, F. B. McKie, W. P. McCammon, Edward F. Hearn and H. B. Bomar.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, February 1, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Andrew Oscar Smith married Aug. 12, 1917; d/o Judge Joab Clark Brasher & Martha Emily (Waters) Brasher

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Mrs. Hattie Smith Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie
B. Smith were held at 3 p.m. Saturday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of First Christian church.

Mrs. Smith, a former Corsicana resident, died in a Houston hospital Thursday.

She was the widow of the late Oscar Smith and the daughter of the late Judge Joe A. Brasher.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Louis B. Josserand and Miss Alberta Brasher, both of Houston; a brother, Joseph C. Brasher of Houston; four nieces, Frances Harmon, Dallas; Mrs. William Reussing, New York City; Miss Inez Sawyers and Mrs. Nancy Sawyers Ladd, both of Cuero; a nephew Alan Sawyers, New York City, and a great-nephew, Charles Ladd, Cuero.

Pallbearers were Louis Josserand, James Anderson, F. B. McKie, W. P. McCammon, Edward F. Hearn, H. B. Bomar and M. C. Caston.

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Fred C. Patterson
Sep 22, 1907 - Oct 19, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR FRED C. PATTERSON

Funeral services for Fred C. Patterson, 24, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday from injuries received Monday when he was struck on the head by a large rock while blasting at the James Stone company quarry nine miles southwest of Corsicana, were held Thursday afternoon from the family residence, 814 West Seventh avenue, with interment in the
Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. George Kornegay, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Patterson’s skull was fractured just above the left ear when he was struck by a large rock dislodged by the explosive blast at the quarry. Patterson, along with several fellow workers, had taken refuge in a shed nearby after planting the explosive charge and the rock crashed through the roof before hitting him. His fellow works escaped injury.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Patterson; two sisters, Misses Vernel and Dalia Patterson, and two brothers, David Patterson and Arthur Lee Patterson, all of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were A. B. Wells, Roy Stanley, I. J. Bradley, C. R. Rogers, J. C. Conant and George Landon.

Honorary pallbearers were A. Brandon, C. C. Pritchett, J. A. Dornigen and J. A. Poteet.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Samuel David Parrish
Mar 30, 1866 - Jan 19, 1929

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIES FT. WORTH BE BURIED HERE

Samuel D. Parish, age 62, former Corsicana resident, died at the home of his daughter in Fort Worth, Saturday morning at 5:30 and the remains will be shipped to Corsicana, Sunday morning, for interment. The body will be taken to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors and the funeral will be held from that place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Dr. F. P. Culver conducting the services. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Parish, a half-brother, W. R. Meadow of Fort Worth, and five daughters, Mrs. F. C. Russell, Mrs. W. R. Elliott and Mrs. Louise Mickie, all of Fort Worth; Mrs. J. T. Battle of Vernon, and Mrs. George V. Stamps of Corsicana; and a son, John Parish, Fort Worth.

The pallbearers: A. S. Vandiver, D. Parham, Leroy McAfee, Walter Weems, J. E. Metcalf, Sr., and A. B. Harshaw.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR S. B. PARRISH

Funeral services for Samuel B. Parish, aged 62 years, who died in Fort Worth, Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock, were held from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mr. Parish formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. F. C. Russell, Mrs. W. R. Elliott and Mrs. Louise Mickie, all of Fort Worth; Mrs. J. T. Battle of Vernon, and Mrs. George V. Stamps of Corsicana; one son, John Parish, Fort Worth: one half-brother, W. R. Meadow, Fort Worth.

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Ella Nora (Howard) Parrish
Feb 15, 1859 - Jan 22, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. NORA PARRISH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Parrish, aged 83 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carroll Russell, in Fort Worth early Thursday morning were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. She was the widow of the late Sam Parrish. Burial was in the
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene Howard of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were Earl H. Russell, Billy Stamps, Ed Lewis, Bob Lewis, Billy Meadows, Barkley Meadows, all grandsons. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Russell, Fort Worth; Mrs. Dick Elliott, Mrs. J. T. Battle and Mrs. Howard Little, all of Houston; Mrs. George Stamps, Dallas; a son, J. H. Parrish, Houston; a sister, Mrs. D. D. Wilson, Walnut Springs; 15 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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MRS. NORA PARRISH, FORMER CORSICANAN, DIED IN FT. WORTH

Mrs. Nora Parrish, aged 83 years, long-time resident of Corsicana died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carroll Parrish, in Fort Worth early Thursday morning. She was the widow of the late Sam Parrish.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Earl H. Russell, Billy Stamps, Ed Lewis, Bob Lewis, Billy Meadows, Barkey Meadows, all grandson. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Russell, Fort Worth; Mrs. Dick Elliott, Mrs. J. T. Battie and Mrs. Howard Little, all of Houston, and Mrs. George Stamps, Dallas; a son, J. H. Parrish, Houston; a sister, Mrs. D. D. Wilson, Walnut Springs; sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 22, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o James R. Howard (census says James R. -marriage record 1856 says James P. Howard) & Roxanah Elizabeth (McKee) Howard-Estein (Roxanah is buried in Oak Grove cemetery, Walnut Springs, Texas)

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