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Annie Lee Wilson
Sep 11, 1924 - Nov 15, 1929

LITTLE GIRL WAS BURIED SATURDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Annie Lee Wilson, aged five years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Wilson, 1225 West Eleventh Avenue, who died at the family home Friday morning at 4 o’clock after a short illness, were held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church conducted the funeral services.

The little girl is survived by her parents, an elder brother and an elder sister.

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

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Guadalupe Flores
Apr 2, 1929 - Nov 5, 1929

Little Girl Is Buried Tuesday

Guadalupe Flores, aged 2 ½ years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Flores, 627 North Ninth street, died at 3 o’clock, Tuesday morning and the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, November 5, 1929 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Little Girl Buried Tuesday Morning

Funeral services for Guadalupe Flores, aged 2 1-2 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Flores, 627 North Ninth street, who died Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Lula (Pippens ?) Thomas
Nov 28, 1868 - Aug 2, 1929

MRS. LULA THOMAS BURIED SATURDAY; DIED HERE FRIDAY

Mrs. Lula Thomas, 60, died at the family residence, corner East Eleventh avenue and South Seventh street, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock and the funeral was conducted from the residence Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are several children and other relatives.

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

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Martha Jane (Gunn) Crews-Kennemore
Jan 9, 1855 - Feb 27, 1929

AGED WOMAN DIED AT HOME HERE; WILL BE BURID THURSDAY

MRS. MARTHA JANE KENNEMORE PASSED AWAY EARLY HOUR WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Martha Jane Kennemore, 74, native of Kentucky, but resident of Corsicana many years, died at the family home, 1413 West Seventh and one-half avenue, Wednesday morning at 12:10 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the family residence Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

Surviving are her husband, M. O.(Dad) Kennemore, four daughters, Mrs. B. F. Mansfield, Hugo, Okla.; Mrs. H. H. Brewer, Houston; Mrs. P. H. Sheehan, Dallas; Mrs. T. J. Sheehan, Corsicana; one son, James Crews, Corsicana; one brother, R. T. Gunn, White Plains, Kentucky, two step-sons, Dave Kennemore, Corsicana; Henry Kenemore, Purdon; three step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Wilcox, Purdon; Mrs. Lizzie Hughes, Hubbard; Miss Annie Kennemore, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. E. Browning, J. E. Metcalf, Sr., H. J. Adams, A. B. Harshaw, George W. Boyd and Doyle Pevehouse.

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MRS. KENNEMORE IS BURIED THURSDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jane Kennemore, 74, native of Kentucky, but resident of Navarro county for many years, who died at the family home, 1413 West Seventh and One-half avenue, shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. The Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

Surviving are her husband, M. O.(Dad) Kennemore, four daughters, Mrs. B. F. Mansfield, Hugo, Okla.; Mrs. H. H. Brewer, Houston; Mrs. P. H. Sheehan, Dallas; Mrs. T. J. Sheehan, Corsicana; one son, James Crews, Corsicana; one brother, R. T. Gunn, White Plains, Kentucky, two step-sons, Dave Kennemore, Corsicana; Henry Kenemore, Purdon; three step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Wilcox, Purdon; Mrs. Lizzie Hughes, Hubbard; Miss Annie Kennemore, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Luvera (Kight) Thomas
Dec 26, 1942 - Aug 26, 2017

Luvera Thomas of Corsicana passed away at her home Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2017 at the age of 74.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin Smith officiating.
Interment will be held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at DFW National Cemetery.

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Luvera Thomas of Corsicana passed away at her home on Saturday morning, August 26, 2017 at the age of 74. She was born December 26, 1942 in Woodland, Alabama to Charlie Kight and Mary Emma Morris Kight. She work for 10 years as a CNA for Sonoma State Hospital until she retired in February 2007.
She is preceded in death by her husband Mack Thomas, July 2013, Brothers and sisters, Alford Morris, Raymond Boyd, Robert Boyd, Levi Boyd, Minnie Harris, Annie Johnson, Curtis Boyd, Eddie Bailey.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, children, Roderick A. Kight and Katina of Corsicana, Kimberly L. Kight-Henry of Jonesboro, Georgia. Grandchildren, LaChai Chatman, Chardai Chatman, Tanaye Chatman, Caitlin Kight and Roderick Kight, Jr., Kamaria Chatman, Shatika Franklin (God Granddaughter). Brothers and sisters, William Morris, Amos Dyer, Clarence Boyd, Christeen Robbins, Elnora O'Hara, Elizabeth Burroughs. Also, loved and nurtured children, Wanda Gardner and Dennis Dyer.
Visitation will be Friday, September 1, 2017 from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church 400 S. 15th Street Corsicana. Burial will be 11:15 am Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Dallas / Fort Worth National Cemetery.


John Matt Scarberry
Mar 4, 1858 - Feb 17, 1929

AGED RESIDENT OF TUCKERTOWN BURIED IN OAKWOOD FRIDAY

J. M. Scarberry, aged 71 years, died at Tuckertown, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 following a short illness with flu-pneumonia, and the funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from Sutherland Undertaking Parlors, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Jenson, Baptist minister of Mildred.

Mr. Scarberry had resided at Tuckertown during the past four years and prior to that time had lived in Ardmore, Okla.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Virgil Scarberry, Ada, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Cassey Fuege, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. A. M. Reese and Mrs. Elmer Ballard, both of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 18, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Idella Bird (Burris) Scarberry; s/o Richard E. “Dick” Scarberry & Elizabeth Jane “Eliza” (Smith) Scarberry

Margaret M. (Dickey/Dickie) Haynie
Apr 8, 1854 - Feb 20, 1929

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

Mrs. M. M. Haynie, 75, resident of Corsicana for the last 20 years, died suddenly Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock with a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Harte, 1421 West Tenth avenue, and the funeral will be held from the Harte Home Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, will conduct the services.

Sutherland Undertaking company will have charge of the funeral.

Surviving are four children, Will and George Haynie, both of West Station, Texas; Mrs. B. B. McKinney, Big Sandy; Mrs. Jesse Harte Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Smalling, Will Smalling, Ernest Bridger, Guy Flowers, J. E. Metcalf, Sr., and Joe Smalling.

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MRS. M. M. HAYNIE BURIED THURSDAY; DIED SUDDENLY

Funeral services for Mrs. M. M. Haynie, 75, resident of Corsicana for 20 years, who died suddenly Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock with a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Harte, 1421 West Tenth avenue, were held Thursday afternoon from the Harte home at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

Surviving are two sons, Will and George Haynie, both of West Station; two daughters, Mrs. R. B. McKinley, Big Sandy, and Mrs. Jesse Harte, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Smalling, Will Smalling, Ernest Bridger, Guy Flowers, J. E. Metcalf, Sr., and Joe Smalling.

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George Washington Haynie
Jan 29, 1881 - Jun 29, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR G. W. HAYNIE ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for George W. Haynie, aged 56 years, who died Tuesday night at 9 o’clock, were held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Adolph Ratliff, 808 East Third avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church. A native Texan, Mr. Haynie was born in Cherokee county, Texas and had resided in Corsicana since 1902.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Ratliff, a son, Mordie Lee Haynie, U. S. Navy; a sister, Mrs. Jess Harte, Corsicana; a brother, Will Haynie, West, Texas; four grandsons and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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GEORGE W. HAYNIE DIED LAST NIGHT; FUNERAL NOT SET

George W. Haynie, aged 56 years, native Texan, and resident of Corsicana since 1903, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adolph Ratliff, 608 East Third Avenue, Tuesday night at 9 o’clock.

The funeral rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The time for the services have not been decided pending word from a son.

Mr. Haynie was a native of Cherokee county.

Surviving are a son, Mordie Lee Haynie, U. S. Navy; a daughter, MRs. Ratliff; a sister Mrs. Jess Harte, Corsicana; a brother, Will Haynie, West, Texas, and four grandsons and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Corley Funeral Home.

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Elejo Fabares
abt 1889 – Jul 6, 1929

MEXICAN DIED SATURDAY

Elejo Fabares, 40, Mexican died at his residence on North Thirteenth street, Saturday night at 9 o’clock and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Aaron.

Sutherland Funeral Home was in charge.

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W. C. Smith
abt 1869 - Jun 5, 1929

W. C. SMITH DIED SUDDENLY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL TODAY

W. C. Smith, aged about 65, died suddenly at the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 1:20 o’clock, following a short illness. Mr. Smith was born in England and came to Corsicana about five years ago, rooming at the Y. M. C. A. He has been interested in the perfection of his patented pump rod guides for some time working in the shop of the Oil City Iron Works.

No funeral arrangements have been made, pending word from his two sons, one in California and one in Canada.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. C. SMITH

Funeral services for W. C. Smith aged 65, who died at the Navarro County Hospital suddenly Wednesday afternoon at 1:20, will be held Thursday afternoon at 5:45 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery, with Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating.

Mr. Smith had been a resident in Corsicana for the past five years, rooming at the Y. M. C. A. and had been working in the shop of the Oil City Iron Works in perfecting his patented pump rod guides.

The deceased was born in England, where he lived for some time prior to his emigration to Canada. From Canada, he went to California, interested in his patented pump rod guides for oil wells, and was attracted to Corsicana by the oil boom in the year 1924.

Surviving are two sons, one in California and the other in Alberta, Canada.

Active pallbearers will be: William Clarkson, Jr., H. L. Roberts, R. E. Browning, J. H. Earl, C. T. Banister, and H. T. Brazelton. Honorary pallbearers will be the employes of the Oil City Iron Works and the dormitory residents at the Y. M. C. A.

The Sutherland Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Francis West Darling
1870 - Mar 8, 1929

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN TYLER; BURIAL HERE

FRANK W. DARLING WILL BE BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY SUNDAY P.M.

Frank W. Darling, 59, bricklayer, native of Illinois, but resident of Corsicana many years ago, died in Tyler Friday morning and the body was brought to Corsicana Saturday morning on the Cotton Belt train. The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Winfield, San Antonio; Mrs. M. S. Handy, Dallas; Mrs. W. M. Craven, Pampa, and Mrs. Robert Wilmans, Dallas.

The local Knights of Pythias will have charge of the funeral at the grave and members of the local Brickmasons’ Union No. 11, of which he was a charter member, will be pallbearers.

Mr. Darling was a member of the Red Cross Knights of Pythias Lodge at Fort Worth and also a member of the Knights of Khorassam Temple No. 175, Knights of Pythias, Fort Worth.

The following will be active pallbearers; Claude Carson, J. C. Mason, J. R, Carson, E. E. Hook, C. E. Allen and Harry Mason.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FRANK DARLING SUNDAY AFTERNOON

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT PASSED AWAY IN TYLER FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Frank W. Darling, 59, native of Illinois, but resident of Corsicana for many years, who died in Tyler Friday morning, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services at the chapel were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and at the grave by the local Knights of Pythias lodge and Bricklayers union. The body arrived in Corsicana, Saturday morning.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Winfield, San Antonio; Mrs. M. S. Handy, Dallas; Mrs. W. W. Craven, Pampa; and Mrs. Robert Wilmans, Dallas.

Active pallbearers were Claud Carson, J. C. Mason, John R. Carson, E. E. Hook, C. E. Allen and Harry Mason.

Honorary pallbearers were H. W. Carson, A. J. Hook, J. L. Whiteselle, Gus Weidman, Charley Lewis, Gus Young, Sam Inman, A. E. Haslam, J. E. Metcalf, T. J. Walton, all of Corsicana; G. R. Hardy, Tyler; D. Ford, Tyler; James Parker, Palestine; and all members of the Knights of Pythias and bricklayers unions of Corsicana and Tyler.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Etheridge and Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Wilson, all of Dallas were among the out-of-town people here for the funeral.

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Carl Eunice Hagle
Jan 21, 1893 - Feb 13, 1970

Funeral Servies will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Carl E. Hagle, a native of the Dawson community who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hagle resided at 1616 W. 2nd Ave.
The Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate, and interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Hagle is survived by her husband, H. M. (Mac) Hagle of Corsicana; one son, Col. C. M. Hagle, McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kans.; one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Hagins of Corsicana; two brothers, R. R. Ritter and John Ritter of Corsicana and one sister, Mrs. C. O. Spain of Malakoff.

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James Wesley Chapman
May 28, 1928 - Aug 18, 2017

Obituary for James Wesley Chapman
Mr. James Wesley Chapman, 89, of the Blooming Grove, Hubbard, and Dawson area passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Vibra Specialty Hospital in DeSoto, Texas.
He was born on May 28, 1928 to Leroy Seth and Georgia Kathryn Casey Chapman. As a young man, he lived in the Purdon area with his parents. After that, he joined the United States Air Force and was in the air force until retirement. During this time, he met and married Mildred Chesser. They had two children. Wes and Mildred lived in Waco until her death. Then, he moved to the Blooming Grove area where he lived until he was in a car wreck a few months ago. He was living in the Vibra Specialty Hospital in Desoto, Texas at the time of his death.
He was a Mason. He was a longtime member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church which he dearly loved. He enjoyed upholstering furniture for many years after retirement. He also repaired sewing machines. Not only did he have those skills, he was also a writer. He wrote poems and short stories. He loved his family and enjoyed just sitting and visiting with them. In his last years, his favorite past time was having coffee every morning with his sister Louise.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Carl Chapman and George Douglas Chapman; two sisters, Verna Kathleen Chapman Northern and Altha Florence Chapman Dugan.
He is survived by sons, Leslie Wayne Chapman of Rosharon, Texas and John David Chapman and Meredith of Rosamond, California; grandson, Xachary Chapman’ granddaughter, Sarah Chapman of Rosamond, CA; step grandchildren, Sarah Brasington, Abigail Brasington and Ramsie Brasington; sister, Mittie Louise Chapman Haggard of Blooming Grove; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Navarro Mils Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Butler officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will Ken Northern, Tommy Northern, Darrell Northern, Benny Northern, Royce Haggard, Rex Haggard, and Stan Dugan.

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Harbert Winston Burkhart
Sep 18, 1921 - Jun 21, 1973

H. W. Burkhart

FORT WORTH, TEXAS—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday for H. W. Burkhart, 51, who died June 21 at his home after a long illness. Moore’s Funeral Home will direct the services, which will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, under the direction of Corley’s Funeral Home.

Burkhart was a native of Corsicana, and attended Corsicana schools. He was a graduate of C.H.S. He was vice president and co-founder of Data Medical Associates in Fort Worth.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. June Burkhart; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Burkhart, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Pamela Beach, Arlington; Barbara Burkhart, Julie Burkhart, and Betty Burkhart, all of Fort Worth; two brothers, Dr. Kelly Paul Burkhart, Corsicana; and Jon Mac Burkhart, Houston; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Peacock, High Point North Carolina.

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Stephen Alexander Scoggins, Sr.
May 25, 1878 - Jul 25, 1929

S. A. Scoggins Died At Home of Daughter; Was Buried Thursday

S. A. Scoggins, age 51 years, died at 12:40 o’clock Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tom Vandergriff three miles east of Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home and will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Beauford, Gilbert and Steve Scoggins; five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Pryor, Misses Scindy, Mary Lee, Nellie and Gertrude Scoggins; three brothers and three sisters.

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Funeral Services Are Held Late Thursday

Funeral services for S. A. Scoggins, aged 51, who died early Thursday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Tom Vandergriff, three miles east of Corsicana, were held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home, with Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Beauford, Gilbert and Steve Scoggins; five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Pryor, Misses Scindy, Mary Lee, Nellie and Gertrude Scoggins; three brothers and three sisters.

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Isaac Allen “Ike” Hodge
Dec 28, 1854 - Jan 11, 1929

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN HUMBLE; BURIAL HERE

R. A. Hodges, aged 75 years, former resident of Corsicana, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. B. Butler at Humble, Texas, Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock and the body will arrive here Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock. The funeral services will be conducted at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. Howard Williams pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the services. Mr. Hodges had been in ill health for about a year, and was stricken with influenza about a week ago. He was born in Mississippi but had resided in Texas 60 years.

His wife died three years ago.

Surviving are four sons, T. E. Hodges, Pasadena, Texas; W. A. Hodges, Haskell; J. E. Hodges, Konown, Okla.; A. D. Hodges, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. J. B. Miller, Corsicana; Mrs. E. L. Riley, Houston; Mrs. O. B. Butler, Humble and Mrs. J. E. Ore, Houston; fourteen grandchildren; three brothers, Rev. W. E. Hodges, Beaumont; J. D. Hodges, Oklahoma, and D. F. Hodges, Port Lavaca; four sisters, Mrs. M. M. Moore, Fort Worth; Mrs. J. B. Baldwin, Palacios; Mrs. Mattie Daniels, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Rosa Meredith, Hillsboro.

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FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for R. A. Hodges, aged 75 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died at Humble, Texas, Friday afternoon at 2o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon from Sutherland’s Undertaking Parlors at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived in Corsicana Saturday afternoon. Mr. Hodges had been in ill health for about a year and suffered an attack of influenza about a week before his death. He was born in Mississippi but had resided in Texas for 60 years.

His wife died three years ago.

Surviving are four sons, T. E. Hodges, Pasadena, Texas; W. A. Hodges, Haskell; J. E. Hodges, Konowa, Okla.; A. D. Hodges, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. J. B. Miller, Corsicana; Mrs. E. L. Riley, Houston; Mrs. O. C. Butler, Humble, and Ms. J. E. Ore, Houston; fourteen grandchildren; three brothers, Rev. W. E. Hodges, Beaumont; J. D. Hodges, Oklahoma, and D. F. Hodges, Port Lavaca; four sisters, Mrs. M. M. Moore, Fort Worth; Mrs. J. B. Baldwine, Palacios; Mrs. Mattie Daniels, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Rosa Meredith, Hillsboro.

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Lula Jane (Hood) Howard
Feb 8, 1869 - Oct 27, 1923

Mrs. Mike Howard is very low today, and the end is expected at any time. Her two children, Dr. Rex Howard of Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. E. Bridges of Bellringer, and Her sister, Mrs. G. W. Burleson of Teague are with her.

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Remains Removed Oakwood Cemetery

The remains of Mrs. Lula Howard, wife of the late Mike Howard, were disinterred from the Cade cemetery Thursday to be reinterred in Oakwood cemetery by the side of her late husband under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Mrs. Howard was buried at Cade in 1923.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 19, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Michael William “Will” Howard married Nov. 14, 1888 d/o William Franklin Hood and Margaret Elizabeth (Aycock) Hood buried in Cade cemetery
  • (death certificate says Cade cemetery—she was originally buried there but she was moved to Oakwood in 1929--see 2nd obit)

Joe A. Howard
Nov 20, 1848 - Aug 3, 1914

Died Here Yesterday
Joe Howard, aged 63 years, and an employe of the refinery, died at his home, 916 South Eighteenth street yesterday afternoon after a long illness, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton Cemetery this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
The widow and several grown children survive.

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Daniel Edward Riley
Sep 6, 1869 - Nov 20, 1925

DANIEL E. RILEY DIED EARLY TODAY; SICK SHORT TIME

HAD LIVED IN CORSICANA AND NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS

Daniel Edward (Ed) Riley, aged 56 years, died this morning, at 1 o’clock at the home of his son, M. L. Riley, 910 West Seventeenth avenue, following an illness of several hours. He was taken sick while working at the Tenth Street Café about 6 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The deceased has been a resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for practically all of his life. He was a carpenter by trade.

Surviving are six children—four daughters, Mrs. Beulah Harris, Corsicana; Mrs. Millie Franks, Corsicana; Mrs. Bettie Slaughter, Corsicana; Miss Mary Ethel Riley, Corsicana; two sons, Marvin Riley, Archer county; Marcus L. Riley, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Bettie Petty, California; Mrs. Jim Scoggins, Corsicana; Mrs. J. A. Gentsch, Zion’s Rest; Mrs. Woodward, Dallas; Mrs. W. W. Watt, Athens.

Funeral arrangements have not been made pending the receipt of word from his son, Marvin Riley of Archer county.

Later announcements sated that the funeral would be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. L. Slaughter, 2114 West Third avenue. It is not definitely known just what hour the funeral will be held as it is not known just when a son Marvin will arrive from Wichita Falls.

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Mary Josephine Burkhart
Oct 2, 1925 - Jun 1, 1929

Little Child Dies At Local Hospital Saturday Morning

Mary Josephine Burkhart, 3 ½ year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Burkhard, 198 East Woodland, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at 8:45 o’clock Saturday morning.

The funeral will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church. Pallbearers will be C. C. Albritton, Wiley Burdine, Kelly McKeown and Will Huff.

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LITTLE GIRL WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mary Josephine Burkhart, three and one-half-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Burkhart, 109 East Woodland, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday morning at 8:45 o’clock, were held from the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor.

Pallbearers were C. C. Albritton, Wilsy Burdine, Kelly McKeown and Will Huff.

The funeral was directed by Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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John Adolphus Gentsch
Sep 19, 1861 - Dec 12, 1954

Monday Services For J. A. Gentsch

J. A. Gentsch, 93, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning a naïve of Ohio, he had been in Texas since 16 years of age.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are five sons, Roy Gentsch, Dallas, Albert Gentsch, Austin; Homer Gentsch, Gladewater; Luther Gentsch, Arizona, and Everett Gentsch, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. B. L. Goodin and Mrs. John Jones, both of Mexia; Mrs. Bert Farmer, Athens, and Mrs. Bertie Swearingen, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billie Farmer, Elbert Farmer, Dewey Farmer, Ernest Jones, E. M. Hopwood, Dick Jernigan and John Trlica.

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Amelia Catherine (Riley) Gentsch
May 15, 1861 - Oct 9, 1941

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED THURSDAY MORNING

Mrs. J. A. Gentsch, aged 80 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital shortly before noon Thursday.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Mrs. Gentsch had resided in and near Corsicana since two years of age.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; nine children, Mrs. J. B. Farmer, Malakoff; D. A. Gentsch, San Antonio; Mrs. Stewart Swearingen, Corsicana; Mrs. J. E. Jones, Farrar; Everett Gentsch, Corsicana; Luther Gentsch, Claunch, N. M.; Homer Gentsch, Gladewater; Mrs. Thelma Goodin, Flora, Ill., and Roy Gentsch, Corsicana; 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. J. A. GENTSCH FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Gentsch, aged 80 years, pioneer resident, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday shortly before noon, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Mrs. Gentsch had resided in the Corsicana vicinity since two years of age.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; nine children, Mrs. J. B. Farmer, Malakoff; D. A. Gentsch, San Antonio; Mrs. Stewart Swearingen, Corsicana; Mrs. J. E. Jones, Farrar; Everett Gentsch, Corsicana; Luther Gentsch, Claunch, N. M.; Homer Gentsch, Gladewater; Mrs. Thelma Goodin, Flora, Ill., and Roy Gentsch, Corsicana; 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wesley Ford, Fred Thompson, Elmo Hollingsworth, Foster Litchfield, Charley Witson, E. L. Brown, Elbert Farmer, G. C. Goodin and Mr. McDaniel.

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Daniel Albert Gentsch
Jan 30, 1885 - Apr 7, 1970

Gentsch Rites Are Pending

Funeral services are pending at the Griffin Funeral Home for D. A. Gentsch, 84, who died Tuesday night in San Antonio. He was a retired employee of Western Union.

Survivors include three brothers, E. S. Gentsch of Corsicana, Homer Gentsch of Gladewater, and Roy Gentsch of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Goodin and Mrs. Artie Jones both of Mexia and One stepson, J. C. Durr.

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Gentsch Service

Funeral services were held today at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for D. A. Gentsch, who died Tuesday in San Antonio. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers, two sisters and two step-sons.

Pallbearers were Felix Washburn, Clint Washburn, Thomas Dockery, Pete Hardgrave, Hugh Parish, and J. I. Ellett.

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Bertie Lucinda (Gentsch) Swearingen
Apr 4, 1886 - Apr 18, 1964

Mrs. Swearingen Rites Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertie Swearingen, 78, native of Navarro county, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Mrs. Swearingen died in Memorial hospital Saturday.

Surviving are three sons, Shellie Swearingen, Houston; Cleo Sweaingen, Lafayette, La., and Thomas Swearingen, Jr., Pittsburg, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Evalon Odom, Odessa, and Mrs. Mildred Daniels, Houston; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. John Jones and Mrs. B. L. Goodin, both of Mexia; five brothers, Albert Gentsch, San Antonio; Homer Gentsch, Gladewater; Roy Gentsch, Dallas; Luther Gentsch, Chandler, Arizona, and Everett Gentsch, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ralph Jones, Ernest Jones, Hugh Fullerton, Jr.; Richard Stubbs, Jackie McDaniels and John Trlica.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 20, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Stewart “Tom” Swearingen married Oct. 30, 1904 d/o John Adolphus Gentsch & Amelia Catherine (Riley) Gentsch

Joseph Young Roberts, Sr.
Sep 18, 1851 - Feb 22, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED AT HOSPITAL FRIDAY

J. Y. ROBERTS PASSES AWAY FOLLOWING RECENT SERIOUS OPERATION

Joseph Y. Roberts, aged 77, pioneer citizen of Corsicana and Navarro county, died at the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon about one o’clock after undergoing an operation for a ruptured appendix Sunday night.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Roberts, and four children, Spurgeon Roberts of New York City, Miss Minnie Roberts of Dallas, N. Suttle Roberts, and Miss Virginia Roberts of Corsicana. All of the children were at the bedside when the end came.

He was the secretary-treasurer of the Corsicana National Farm Loan association, an active member of the First Baptist church and a member of other civic organizations.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. J. Howard Williams officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Oakwood cemetery. Sutherland Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

The deceased had resided in Navarro county since 1872, and after spending a few years at Kerens, he made his home in Corsicana. He was well known among a wide circle in Corsicana and Navarro county as well as over the state, having been engaged in business here for many years. He was a favorite with many, especially the older residents of Corsicana and the county.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR PIONEER CITIZEN

J. Y. ROBERTS, RESIDENT OF COSICANA FOR HALF CENTURY, IS BURIED

Funeral services for Joseph Y. Roberts, 77, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died at the Navarro clinic Saturday afternoon about 1 o’clock following an operation Sunday night for a ruptured appendix, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church, of which he was a member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

He was secretary-treasurer of the Corsicana National Farm Loan Association and a member of a number of civic organizations.

Mr. Roberts came to Navarro county in 1872 and after spending several years at Kerens, came to Corsicana where he had resided since.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Roberts, two sons, Spurgeon Roberts, New York City, and N. Suttle Roberts, vice president of the State National Bank, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Minnie Roberts of Dallas and Miss Virginia Roberts of Corsicana. All of the children were at his bedside when the end came.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

Active pallbearers were I. N. Cerf, Dr. J. A. Jones, Murphy Williams, Roy E. Walker, C. A. Middleton and J. W. McGill.

Honorary pallbearers were C. J. DeLafosse, J. L. Marshall, E. E. Babers, R. F. Shaw, E. Tramel, C. W. Reagan, all directors of the Corsicana National Farm Loan Association; Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. E. H. Newton and Dr. W. R. Sneed.

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William Calvin Stanley, Jr.
Dec 24, 1915 - Feb 21, 1929

LAD ACCIDENTLY KILLED THURSDAY AT HOME OF PARENTS

SMALL RIFLE DISCHARGED AS HE STARTED OUT TO SHOOT BIRDS

W. C. Stanley, Jr., 13, son of Mrs. and Mrs. W. C. Stanley, 1208 Summit avenue, was instantly killed about 4:14 o’clock Thursday, afternoon when a .22 rifle was accidently discharged, the bullet striking the lad in the heart. The funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon from the family residence at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery, conducted by Rev. E. L. Liddell, Baptist minister.

The lad was alone at the time of the fatal accident and no one saw him. It is thought that he slipped on the back porch, while preparing to shoot some birds striking the gun on the porch and causing it to be discharged. Neighbors heard the report, but when he was reached, death had already resulted. The porch was wet and it is thought that this caused him to lose his footing.

The lad’s father works for the Magnolia Company.

Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Mary Pearl and Lorene Stanley, one brother Clarence Stanley, all of Corsicana; grandfather, I. W. W. Stanley, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. N. B. Carpenter, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Lillian J. “Lillie” (Niccum) Martin
Apr 27, 1890 - Feb 22, 1929

MRS. OCE MARTIN BURIED SATURDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Oce Martin, 39, who died at the family residence, 2105 West Fifth avenue Friday afternoon at two o’clock were held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral home Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, one daughter and mother, Mrs. Niccum of Arkansas.

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Harriett “Hattie” (Dickson) Gibson
Jul 16, 1877 - Jul 29, 1921

FUNERAL OF MRS. GIBSON IN CORSICANA

Well Known Former Resident of This City Died Suddenly

The remains of the late Mrs. Harriett Dickson Gibson, wife of El. J. Gibson who died suddenly in Dallas yesterday near noon, reached here this afternoon, and the funeral took place from the home of Mrs. John S. Gibson at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jas. L. Bell, of Taylor, a former pastor of the deceased in Dallas, assisted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones of Corsicana. There were many beautiful flowers and a large number of the ---Corsicana friends of the deceased.

An article concerning the death of Mrs. Gibson appeared in ----Dallas News.

Harriet Gibson, 44 years old, -----died at a local hospital today at 1 p.m. Ms. Gibson had been in poor health, suffered a sudden -----from a stroke of paralysis.

----Mrs. Gibson was -----Dickson and her mother Mrs. John Dickson, both residents of Corsicana, who moved to ----county date and settled----county. Here Mrs. -----Jan. 16, 1876. to Mr. and Mrs. Dickson there were---other children, John Dickson, deceased, Anna Dickson---of Will McDaniel, --- and Lula Dickson, ----aborn of Waco.

Miss Dickson was married to El J. Gibson in Corsicana in 1900 and resided there until 1910, when they moved to Dallas To them was born one child. Miss Mary Anna Gibson ------returned from school ----weeks ago.

------many friends throughout -----Ms. Gibson was known-----of unusual intellectual-----She was accom------musician, having studied under some of the most famous masters in the South and also under----New York and Chicago. -----sually active in the club-----city of Dallas, both---- literary, and for-----served as the president of---------club.

-----Will be taken to the old ------Corsicana, Saturday, morning-----5 o’clock in the afternoon-----services will be held at the home of Ms. John Gibson,----J. Gibson. Active pallbearers will be Lucien Pinkston,----E. Prince, William-----Rice, Lee Jester and ood, all residents of---and all lifelong friends of Mr. and Mrs. Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be Will McCaniel---aniel of Milford; John-----McClellan, Richard----Callicutt, Joe Kiett, J.------Captain James Garitty, ----Cobb, John Currington,-----George E. Jester, ----Captain John God----Wright, all of Corsicana. R. Callaway, Judge---, Judge E. B. Muse, ---apen, Porter Barnes, ----J. W. Pierson, A. H. ----ewberry, Edward P.-----ewis Carpernter, C. L. -----Proctor, Tom Oben----- ( None of the rest can be made out)

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 30, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (a part of the left side of the column is totally blacked out)
  • w/o Elbert J. “El” Gibson married Sep. 6, 1922; d/o John Dickson & unk (Black) Dickson

William Alexander Cavender
Mar 8, 1880 - Jan 8, 1929

ACUTE INDIGESTION CAUSE SUDDEN DEATH OF W. A. CAVENDER

W. A. Cavender, aged 49 years, overseer of the Chapman ranch, eight miles east of Corsicana was stricken with acute indigestion Tuesday night about 9 o’clock and died within a few minutes. Funeral services will be conducted from the Church of Christ Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister here, and Rev. J. M. Moran, Baptist minister of Hubbard.

He was born in Tennessee but came to Texas when a small boy. He had been overseer of the Chapman Ranch for eight years.

Surviving are his wife, on son, J. T. Cavender, Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Leona Cavender, Miss Anna Bell Cavender and Ms. Lorena Lafayette, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Sam Cavender and Bates Cavender, both of Lamesa; Stokes Cavender, West, Texas; Tom Cavender, Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Susie Carter, Anderson; Mrs. Mattie Wayne, Grand Prairie.

Sutherland Undertaking Company will have charge of the funeral.

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W. A. CAVENDER IS BURIED THURSDAY; DIED SUDDENLY

OVERSEER CHAPMAN RANCH SUCCUMBS TO AN ATTACK OF ACUTE INDIGESTION

Funeral services for Wm. A. Cavender, aged 49 years, overseer of the Chapman ranch, who died suddenly Tuesday night at 9 o’clock with an attack of acute indigestion, were held Thursday afternoon at the Church of Christ at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ and Rev. J. M. Moran, Baptist minister of Hubbard. Mr. Cavender had worked all day Tuesday, but had complained with a pain in his chest.

Mr. Cavender was born in Tennessee but had resided in Texas a greater part of his life.

Surviving are his wife, on son, J. T. Cavender, Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Leona Cavender, Miss Anna Bell Cavender and Ms. Lorena Lafayette, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Sam Cavender and Bates Cavender, both of Lamesa; Stokes Cavender, West, Texas; Tom Cavender, Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Susie Carter, Anderson; Mrs. Mattie Wayne, Grand Prairie.

Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral.

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Charles Lewis/Louis “Charlie” Burns
Jul 5, 1874 - Feb 3, 1929

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BROUGHT BACK FOR BURIAL

C. L. Burns, former resident of Corsicana died at his home in Wichita Falls Sunday night following a long illness and the body will be brought back here for burial. Funeral services will be held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 with Rev. Harry Allen of Dallas officiating. Sutherlands will have charge of the funeral arrangements.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. S. Bush, Mrs. Van Allen and Miss Ina Burns, all of Electra.

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FORMER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for C. L. Burns, former resident of Corsicana and Frost, who died at his home in Wichita Falls Sunday night, were held here Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Cumberland Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harry Allen of Dallas.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. S. Bush, Mrs. Van Allen and Miss Ina Burns, all of Electra.

Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR FORMER RESIDENT

Funeral services for C. L. Burns, aged 54 years, former resident of Corsicana and Frost, who died in Wichita Falls, Sunday night following a lingering illness, were held here Tuesday afternoon from the Cumberland Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Southerland’s had charge of the funeral. The services were conducted by Rev. Harry Allen of Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. S. Bush, Mrs. Van Allen and Miss Ina Burns, all of Electra; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Jones, Drane; Mrs. T. Jones, Alabama; Mrs. Arbell Burns, Frost and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Thompson, Byrd Jones, Loss Jones, Aubrey Nutt, Elmer Holloway and Tom Lonon.

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Essie Haysel (Lawhon) Smith
1908 - Jun 29, 1929

FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. ESSIE SMITH

Mrs. Essie Smith died in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday and the body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Monday night at 10:40 o’clock on the Southern Pacific passenger train. The body will be taken overland to Powell and burial will be made Tuesday at Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Josie Blakney, Powell; grandmother, Mrs. B. Coleman, Powell, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Ervie Clara (Phillips) Thompson
Sep 9, 1905 - Dec 4, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG WOMAN ROANE COMMUNITY

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Clara Thompson, 24, who died about 5:25 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Phillips in the Roane community, about 11 miles northeast of Corsicana, were held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson was found by members of the family a short time before her death in bed suffering shotgun wounds. A shotgun was near her body. The charge from the gun was said to have entered the -------and emerged from the right side . Mrs. Thompson had been in ill health for several months.

Surviving are her parents, several brothers and sisters.

No coroner’s inquest was held over the body.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ, Corsicana.

The Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 5,1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Bennie Thompson married Sep. 15, 1928; d/o Andrew Jackson Phillips, Sr. & Josephine “Josie” (Meeks) Phillips

James Hutcheson “Jim” Brown
Mar 24, 1907 - Apr 4, 1928

Body of Jim Brown Buried at Bazette

Funeral services for Jim Brown, 20 years old, employee of the Atlantic Oil Company, who died in Wing, Texas, Wednesday morning were held Friday afternoon at Bazette where interment was made at 1 o’clock. The body reached Corsicana Thursday and was taken to the home of the boy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Brown at Powell.

Surviving are his wife, baby, parents, and six sisters and one brother.

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Thomas Conner Beasley
Dec 11, 1876 - Apr 2, 1928

IN MEMORY OF T. C. BEASLEY

On Monday, April 2, 1928, the death angel claimed the spirit of T. C. Beasley, the beloved husband of Mrs. Lida Beasley. He had been sick for some time and all was done for him that loving hands could do. Oh how hard it was to give him up, but God knew best and carried him home to rest. While our hearts are sad and lonely, we know he is sweetly resting in the arms of Jesus. He was a member of the Baptist church. We have no doubt but that he is at rest. If he had lived until December he would have been fifty-two years of age.

He was married to Miss Lida Selman, Sept. 4, 1901. It was so sad and heart-rendering to stand by the gray casket seeing the brokenhearted wife and children mourn over the one that was so near and dear to them. The loved ones have the sympathy of this community. God help them in this sad hour.

He is survived by his wife, ten children, three sisters, four brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.

His remains were laid to rest in the Bazette cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Everhart of Kerens.

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on his gentle breast,
There by his love o’er shaded
Sweetly my soul shall rest.

And God shall wife away all tears
From their eyes and there shall be
No more death, neither sorrow nor crying,
Neither shall there be any more pain.

God in his wisdom has recalled
The bloom his love had given
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.

‘Tis hard to break the tender cord,
Where love has bound the heart,
‘Tis hard, so hard to speak the words,
We must forever part.

Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life has fled,
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.

Contributed.

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Clarence Allen Earley
Oct 13, 1887 - Sep 26, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY FOR FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT

Funeral services for Clarence Early, 42, formerly of Corsicana, who died near San Angelo Thursday morning following a lingering illness, were held from the Baptist church at Bazette Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The body arrived in Corsicana shortly after noon Friday.

Surviving are four brothers, Adron Early, Corsicana; Virgil, Perry and Alton Early, all of Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Leta Weeks and Mrs. Flora Bell, both of Waco; and Miss Velma Early, Plaindealing, La.

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

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FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED AT BAZETTE FRIDAY

Funeral services for Clarence Early, 42, who died at San Angelo, Thursday morning, were held from the Bazette Baptist church Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in the Bazette cemetery. The body reached Corsicana early Friday afternoon.

Surviving are four brothers, Adron Early, Corsicana; Virgil, Alton and Perry Early, all of Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Leta Weeks and Mrs. Flora Bell, both of Waco; and Miss Velma Early, Plaindealing, La.

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

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Jonathan Holland Wheeler
Dec 25, 1856 - Jun 22, 1929

PROMINENT BAZETTE RESIDENT DIED THERE SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Friends and relatives were grieved to learn of the death of J. H. Wheeler, who passed away on Saturday morning, June 22nd at 8 o’clock, at his home in Bazette, near Kerens.

Mr. Wheeler was born in Missouri, Dec. 25, 1856; came to Texas when a very small boy. He married Mrs. Katie Bryant Sanders in Dallas county, Feb. 1, 1887. Mr. Wheeler joined the Methodist church when a young boy and had been active member and best of Christian ever since. His influence always counted for the best. He was one of the noblest of men.

Funeral services were held at Bazette in the Methodist church with Rev. C. G. Shutt and Rev. Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery.

He is survived by his dear wife and nine children. Mr. A. W. Wheeler of Oklahoma City, Mrs. O. L. Vanlandingham of Duncan, Oklahoma, D. J. Wheeler of Venus, Texas, G. M. Wheeler of Rice, Mrs. W. T. Munn, Mrs. T. M. Seely, Mrs. C. L. Beauchamp and C. G. Beauchamp all of Ennis, R. W. Wheeler of Dallas, one step-son, W. H. Sanders of Hillsboro. A son, Jimmie C. Wheeler formerly of Ennis died five years ago. He also had 35 grandchildren.

Mr. Wheeler had one of the oldest family altars in the country. All of his children were raised up around it; some of them saved in it. He was a dear, kind father and grandfather, a devoted husband and true friend.

He was so patient through his illness he would shout and sing. He sang several old songs while on his death bed. About the last one was “I’m Going Home,” and the greatest consolation that we friends and loved ones have, is to know that he has gone home and is now at rest.

--Contributed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 15, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Katherine “Katie” (Bryant) Sanders-Wheeler married Feb. 1, 1887; s/o Harvey Wright Wheeler & Martha C. (Rozell) Wheeler

Mary Catherine “Katie” (Bryant) Sanders-Wheeler
Nov 21, 1867 - May 6, 1951

Monday Afternoon Rites At Bazette For Mrs. Wheeler

Mrs. Mary L. (Kate) Wheeler, 83, survived by 114 living descendants, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. L. Beauchamp, 906 West First avenue, Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. R. Gordon, Methodist minister of Mexia, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church here. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Methodist church.

Born Nov. 21, 1867, in Dallas county, Mrs. Wheeler, the widow of the late J. H. Wheeler resided in the Bazette community for many years.

Surviving are five sons, H. W. Sanders, Mineola; W. A. Wheeler, Bazette; D. J. Wheeler, Fort Worth; C. G. Wheeler, Houston, and George M. Wheeler, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Beauchamp, Corsicana; Mrs. W. T. Munn, Ennis, and Mrs. Gladys Anderson, Tacoma, Wash.; 54 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ida Barnes, Blooming Grove; two brothers, J. W. Bryant, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lee Bryant, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Three children preceded Mrs. Wheeler in death—Rev. Raymond W. Wheeler, Jim Wheeler and Mrs. Jim Seeley.

“The Haven of Rest,” a song that has been given for generations at funerals of this family was sung.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 7, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Quick Sanders married Oct. 1, 1884 buried in Lyons cemetery, Grayson co, Texas 2nd husband Jonathan Holland Wheeler married Feb. 1, 1887 d/o William Pursley Bryant and Mary A. (Mason) Hooser-Bryant buried at White Church cemetery

Ninna Pauline (Smith) Burleson
Jan 29, 1877 - Mar 6, 1950

Mrs. Tom Burleson Funeral Services Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Burleson, 73, of Streetman, were held from the Streetman Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Sutherland, and Rev. Leonard Lee, Baptist ministers.

Mrs. Burleson died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night.

Surviving are her husband of Streetman, five sons, Oran S. Burleson, Little Rock, Ark., Otis T. Burleson, Oakland, Calif.; Thomas L. Burleson, Corsicana; Joe E. Burleson, Streetman, and Russell R. Burleson, Austin; four daughters, Mrs. Mertis Moore, Dawson; Mrs. Ola Mae Moore, Lancaster; Mrs. Julia Goodman, Lubbock, and Mrs. Margaret Orchid, Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Marvin S. Smith, Streetman.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Burleson Funeral Home directed.

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Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Burleson
Jun 11, 1870 - Sep 28, 1957

T. D. Burleson Expires Tuesday

WORTHAM, Oct. 1—(Spl)—T. D. Burleson, 87, retired farmer, member of the Baptist Church, died at the home of his son, Tom Burleson, here early Tuesday morning following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church in Streetman, Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. I. Sandlin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here.

A native of Freestone county, Burleson resided at Streetman until a few years ago.

Surviving are five sons, Tom Burleson, Wortham; Odis Burleson, Alabama; Joe Burleson, Blooming Grove; Russell Burleson, Dawson, and T. L. Burleson, Wortham; three daughters, Mrs. A. A. Moore, Dawson; Mrs. L. L. Goodwin, Lubbock, and Mrs. Margaret Orchid, Dallas; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Burleson Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, October 1, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ninna Pauline (Smith) Burleson married Dec. 15, 1893; s/o Edward “Edd” Burleson & Juliet Frances (Curl) Burleson

Edgar Ward Kelley
Feb 13, 1888 - Jan 10, 1929

EDGAR KELLY DIED EARLY THURSDAY AT HOME IN BIRDSTON

Edgar Kelly, aged 42, died at his home in the Birdston community at one o’clock Thursday morning with flu-pneumonia and the funeral services and interment were held late Thursday afternoon at the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Marjorie Kelly; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Kelly, Birdston; one brother, C. C. Kelly, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Steele, Corsicana; Mrs. Bessie Steele, Birdston; Mrs. Jewell Steele, Birdston; Mrs. Evelyn Bailey, Fort Worth and other relatives.

An uncle, D. C. Kelly, deputy sheriff, Corsicana, attended the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 11, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Earl (Fitch) Kelley married Mar. 30, 1914; s/o Robert Lee Kelley & Margaret Jane “Maggie” (Burleson) Kelley

Arpa Jane (Jackson) Clark
Oct 25, 1846 - Jan 7, 1929

Aged Mexia Woman Passed Away Monday

MEXIA, Jan. 9.—(Spl.)—Mrs. A. J. Clark, 82, resident of Mexia for 16 years, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Adamson. She had been ill several years. Six sons and daughters survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, with burial at Birdston cemetery, near Streetman.

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Jay McConnell
Sep 10, 1894 - Mar 4, 1928

CALIFORNIA MAN DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE THURSDAY

Jay McConnell, aged 34 years, single, died at the Navarro county hospital Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock after a week’s illness of pneumonia, and funeral services being held up pending the arrival of his mother, Mrs. Ada McConnell of Oakland, California.

Mr. McConnell is also a resident of Oakland and came to Corsicana a few days ago from Dallas, Prior to moving to Oakland, Calif., seven years ago, the family resided in the vicinity of Streetman and Cade. The remains will likely be interred in the Cade cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, two brothers, Van McConnell and Terrell McConnell, both of Oakland, California.

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Edell Cowart
Jan 30, 1928 - May 11, 1928

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF LITTLE EDELL COWART.

On Friday evening, May 11, 1928, at 8:30 o’clock, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cowart and took their darling little son, Edell, to heaven. He was three months and eleven days old. His little remains were laid to rest in the Eads cemetery May 12. Everything that kind loving friends and loving hands could do to save his precious life were to no avail. He was called and paid the debt we all must pay.

Let us not weep, dear parents and loved ones, for Edell is only sleeping and waiting for the resurrection. We only think of him as a bright flower who was allowed to shed its brightness for just a little while in this world of sorrow and then be taken away to shine forever as a bright star in the great beyond.

If we could be remembered as we remember precious little Edell this world would be a more pleasant place to live.

It seems hard to see one die so young, but when we consider life with its many trials, we should think that he has missed all the sorrow for we know he has committed no sin and is now waiting to be resurrected in perfection. Let his memory be a magnet to attract us heavenward. We know that we should not weep for he is at rest and yet the love in our hearts brings forth sorrows and we are bowed with grief, but dear ones, let us look ahead and so –(the rest is a poem and it blurred)

Mrs. –H. COBB.
Mabank, Texas

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Doris Lucille Oliver
Feb 24, 1929 - Apr 24, 1929

Little Child Dies Near Richland

Doris Lucile Oliver, two-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. l. Oliver of the Richland community died Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Cade cemetery.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Rodolfo Ortega
Oct 28, 1928 - Mar 23, 1929

Little Child Died Early Saturday

Rudolfo Ortega, 15-months-old son of John Ortega, 915 South Beaton street, died early Saturday morning and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon with burial in the Catholic cemetery with Rev. V. Graffeo officiating.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Nannie Lou (Renfrow) Ragsdale
Sept 17, 1882 - Nov 22, 1968

FUNERAL FOR MRS MILTON RAGSDALE

Interment in Dresden Cemetery Saturday afternoon followed a 2 o'clock funeral in Corsicana for Mrs. Nannie Lou Ragsdale who died Friday morning in a Corsicana convalescent home. She was born in Myrtle, Miss., in 1882 and had lived in Barry more than 75 years. Her husband, Milton Ragsdale, died several years ago.

Rev. Don Taylor, pastor of Barry Baptist Church where Mrs. Ragsdale was a member, was the minister and Casket Bearers were Jeff Henderson, Leone Reed, Percy Varnell, Buel Robinson, Roy Massengale and Lowell Reed.

Mrs. Ragsdale leaves a family of one son, Roy E. Ragsdale of Lancaster; daughters, Mrs. Willie May Mason of Frost and Mrs. Jewel Watson of Barry; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. W.W. Farish of Hillsboro.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, November 27, 1968
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Burial: Dresden Cem., Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

Edna Virginia (White) Castellaw
Aug 30, 1877 - Nov 17, 1968

MRS CASTELLAW BURIED AT DRESDEN

Mrs. T.J. Castellaw, 91 year former resident of Barry, died Sunday, November 17, and funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Barry Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Loftis officiating and Rev. Robert Potts assisting.

Mrs. Castellwaw is survived by 3 sons, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren and a sister.

Interment was in Dresden Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, November 27, 1968
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society

Orval Burns Mahaley
Dec 23, 1913 - Dec 30, 1972

FROST NATIVE BURIED HERE JANUARY 1
Orval B. Mahaley died December 30, 1972 in Lubbock where he had lived for the past 18 years. The Frost native was born December 23, 1913, the son of Emmett M. and Bertie Burns Mahaley.

He was married August 22, 1934 to Lena Jewel McClure and they were in the grocery business and farmed here before moving to Lubbock. Mr. Mahaley was a Methodist and a Mason.

Rev. Frank Williams officiated at the local service, with McCormick Funeral Service directing. Halbert Masonic Lodge conducted the graveside rites.

Mr. Mahaley's survivors are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Dudley Thompson, 3 grandchildren and his aunt, Mrs. Jeanette Burns, who reared him, all of Lubbock.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, January 10, 1973
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX

Gladys Elizabeth (Wheeler) Gillespie
Oct 21, 1902 - Aug 7, 1929

CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED CHATFIELD CEMETERY TODAY

Mrs. Arthur Gillespie of Corsicana died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. L. B. Wheeler of Tupelo. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Tupelo church and the remains were taken to Chatfield for burial.

Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie and children had recently returned from an auto trip to West Texas and it was on this trip that Mrs. Gillespie contracted cold which developed into pneumonia, which caused her death.

The hearts of her many friends and loved ones go out in deepest sympathy to the bereaved husband and the four little children, three girls and a baby boy.

Notes:


Mattie V. Wheeler is:

Mattie Virginia (McMullan) Wheeler
Jan 1, 1877 - Jan 7, 1974

Mrs. Wheeler

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Wheeler, 97, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Twilight Nursing Home. Burial will be at new
Chatfield Cemetery.

She was a member of the Chatfield Methodist Church and had lived in Corsicana for the past 25 years.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Wheeler and Tom Brooks Wheeler, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Vaughan of Hereford, two brothers, Clark McMullan of Corsicana, and Boyd McMullan of Baton Rouge, La.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Brooks Wheeler, Louis Gillespie, Vernon Morris, Ted Metcalf, Charlie Szenasy and Melton Michael.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 7, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Levin Brooks Wheeler married Jan. 16, 1902; d/o David Thomas McMullan & Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Hervey) McMullan
     

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Mrs. Wheeler

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Wheeler, 97, who died Monday at Twilight Convalescent Home. The Rev. Peyton Goodman was to officiate and burial was to be at the new
Chatfield Cemetery.

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Nellie Clay (Edwards) McCants
Sep 17, 1843 - Mar 29, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CHATFIELD BURIED THERE LAST SATURDAY

RICE, April 5.—Mrs. Nellie Edwards McCants, aged 85 years, native of Georgia and resident of Navarro county 55 years, died at her home near Chatfield, Friday, March 29, following an illness of several months and funeral services were held at Chatfield Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the old Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. McCants had been a member of the Methodist church for 71 years. In 1872 the family came to Texas and resided near Weatherford for two years prior to moving to Rice and Chatfield communities.

Surviving are four sons, Walter C. McCants, Chatfield; Oscar McCants, Chatfield; G. E. McCants, Dallas; S. Asbury, Dallas, four daughters, Mrs. H. L. Hervey, Corsicana; Mrs. George Meredith, Mrs. Earl Easterling and Miss Nellie McCants, all of Chatfield; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Bobby Eugene Wright
Feb 4, 1929 - May 7, 1929

Infant Is Buried Chatfield Tuesday

Funeral services for Bobby Eugene Wright, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Wright, who died Tuesday morning of bronchial-pneumonia, were held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the
Chatfield Cemetery.

The Harris Corsicana Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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James W. Hardy
1877 - Mar 11, 1929

Resident of Dawson Community Buried

DAWSON, March 15.—J. W. Hardy, 51 native of Tennessee, but resident of this community for many years, died in a Waco hospital Monday night and the body was brought to Dawson where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and several grown children.

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Henry Roy Etter
Apr 2, 1889 - Jun 2, 1929

Former Resident Dawson Was Buried There Wednesday

DAWSON, June 7.—(AP)—the body of Roy Etter, 40, who died in Pecos Sunday, was brought here and buried in the Dawson cemetery Wednesday afternoon after funeral services were held at the Christian church in Hubbard. Mr. Etter had been employed in a Waco drug store for many years and had started to a western climate for his health following an attack of influenza several months ago. He resided in Dawson a number of years ago.

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Joseph A. “Joe” York
Feb 17, 1872 - Aug 5, 1929

PURDON MAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL MONDAY AFTERNOON

Joe York, 57, of near Purdon, died at the Navarro County Hospital Monday afternoon at 5:30 following a lingering illness and the funeral was held at Dawson Tuesday afternoon where interment was made. He had resided in the Purdon community for many years.

Surviving are his wife, thirteen children, Mrs. Jester Widener, Purdon; Mrs. Virgie Allen, Purdon, George York, Purdon; Mrs. Cordia Cottongame, Dawson; Joe Dean, Lou, Florence, Frankie, Berry, Archie, L. J., and a 5 months old infant, all of Purdon; two brothers, Tom York, Purdon, and Andy York, West, Texas; one half-brother, Will York, Irene; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Cornett, Melrose, Arkansas; Mrs. Sarah Kelly, O’Neal, Arkansas; Mrs. Berdie Mitchell, Woodberry; Mrs. Della Kendall, Dawson; two half-sisters, Mrs. Martha Driskell, Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Elkins, Emmett; and numerous other relatives.

The body was taken overland to Dawson. Sutherlands Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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George Milton Mitchell
Oct 14, 1898 - Jun 30, 1929

Dawson Man Dies In Auto Accident

DAWSON, July 1.—Milton Mitchell, aged about 30, manager of a filling station in Dallas, formerly resident of the Emmett and Brushy Prairie communities, died in a Dallas hospital Sunday morning at 4 o’clock from injuries sustained when an automobile overturned Saturday night and crushed the three occupants. Mitchell received a fractured skull and internal injuries. A pile of sand caused the car to turn over.

The body of Mr. Mitchell was sent overland Sunday to Dawson and interment was made Monday afternoon.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A. M. Moore; two brothers, Tillman and Inman Mitchell; and two sisters, Miss Maysel Mitchell and Mrs. Eleanor Berry, all of Dallas.

Phillip C. Proctor was killed in the same crash as Mitchell and Ross Hardin, the third man in the car is expected to live.

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Albert Milton Moore
abt 1870 - Apr 26, 1953

Albert M. Moore Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, April 27.—(Spl.)—Albert M. Moore, 83, prominent retired farmer, died at his home here Sunday night.

Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ church here Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by C. T. McCormick minister, and Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the Methodist church.

He formerly was election judge here.

A native of Tennessee, he had resided in this section 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson; two sons, Carlos Moore, Weatherford, and Chester Moore, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. U. S. Smith, Dawson; two stepsons, two stepdaughters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Pierce, Dewey Renfro, Ted Hull, Frank Shaw, Wardean Teakell and James Mitcham.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 27, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lena (Roundtree) Moore 2nd wife Mary Etta (French) Mitchell-Moore married Dec. 18, 1921; s/p Geo. Moore per death certificate

Lillian M. Yarbough
abt 1941 - May 4, 2015

Lillian M. Yarbough, 74, of Kerens, passed away Monday May 4, 2015 at Trisun Care Center. Funeral services are 12 noon Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Mt. B. Zon Baptist Church, Kerens. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jesus "Jesse" Ibarra
Oct 14, 1972 - Sep 26, 1994
 
Jesus Ibarra, 21, of Blooming Grove, died Sept. 26, 1994, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Marvin Moore officiating. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

He was a 1992 graduate of Blooming Grove High School.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Ibarra of Blooming Grove; his grandparents, Gilberto and Maria Garcia of Blooming Grove; one brother, Adam Ibarra of Blooming Grove; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Garcia 111, Jay Hussey, Lee Armstrong, Robert Hood, Keith Johnson, James Haley, Vincent Gonzales and Tyrone Hood.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Mary Griselda “Iche” (Garcia) Ibarra grandson of Gilberto Valle “Gil” Garcia & Maria (Moffett/Barrera) Garcia

Gilberto Valle (Gil) Garcia
Jul. 16, 1936 - Oct. 12, 2017
 
Gilberto Garcia

Gilberto (Gil) Valle Garcia went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at the age of 81. He was born in Millett to Fernando Garcia and Lile Valle on July 16, 1936.

He was preceded in death by his parents, younger brother, Teodoro (Lolo) Garcia, and grandson Jesse Ibarra.

He is survived by two brothers and spouses, Fernando (Nando) Garcia and Lupe of Chicago, Illinois, and Arturo Garcia and Cecilia of Chicago, Illinois. Also his seven children and spouses, Mary Griselda (Iche) Ibarra of Lake Dallas, Melida (Dande) Garcia and Samuel Tanguma of Grand Prairie, Nelda (Kike) Garcia of San Antonio, Gilberto Garcia and Beth of The Woodlands, Lilia (Lile) Lopez and Roger of Grand Prairie, Leonel (Leo) Garcia and Janna of Mansfield and Elva (Vita) Martinez and Alexander of Southlake and numerous grandkids, great-grandkids and nieces and nephews.

His wishes were honored as he was laid to rest in a private funeral as he was a very humble man. He grew up in Millett while working in the fields from a very young age. He was married at the age of 19 to Maria Barrera. They moved to Chicago, Illinois working at U. S. Steel and lived there for 20 years before returning to Texas. He worked for The Alan Ritchey Trucking until he retired. While in Texas he lived in Grand Prairie, Blooming Grove and Quinlan.

He was a man easily contented by the simple things of life. He was grateful to have a roof over his head, a full stomach and dependable transportation. They don’t make men like Gil anymore. He was a hardworking, honest, generous and considerate man who loved all of his family immensely. He was always ready for a conservation to impart his wisdom and philosophy on life. He will surely be missed. May he rest in peace.

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Florence Alabama (Roan) McKeown
Apr 12, 1858 - Dec 23, 1929

MOTHER CORSICANA MAN DIED IN DAWSON EARLY HOUR MONDAY

Mrs. Joe McKeown, aged 71 years, wife of Rev. Joe McKeown, a well-known Methodist minister of Central Texas, died at her home in Dawson, Monday morning at 2 o’clock, according to information received here Monday morning, and the funeral was held in Dawson Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Dawson cemetery. She had been ill for several months.

Mrs. McKeown was a native of Mississippi, but the family moved to Dawson about thirty-five years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. McKeown, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Maebelle Smith and Mrs. Delia Webb, both of Groesbeck; Mrs. Bonnie Wilkerson and Mrs. Lillie Wilkerson, both of Dawson; a number of grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of relatives who reside in Mississippi.

The funeral was conducted by the Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church.

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Joseph T. McKeown, Rev.
May 25, 1851 - Jun. 24, 1934

IN MEMORY OF J. T. McKEOWN

Our happy homes were o’ershadowed
The twenty-fourth day of June
We knew we had to give him up
But weren’t expecting it so soon.

They say he is not dead
But only gone before
Into another room in our father’s
House to rest for evermore.

They say that he is happier, too,
In that bright new home above
Where there is no pain or sorrow,
But always light and love.

The journey of life is over
And where joys will never cease.
He is free from pain and sorrow,
But always light and love.

To us he was the sweetest father
The world has ever known,
For several years he blessed this earth
Until our Father called him home.

As he is well and glad
In that far upper room,
We would not wish him back,
But hope to meet him soon.

And will be brave and wait
And try to understand,
But Oh ! How we miss him so
Since he has joined the angel band.

Thou, no more, shall join our number,
Thou no more, our songs shall know
Yet we hope to meet thee when the days of life hath fled,
And in heaven we hope to greet thee, where no farewell tears are shed.

--One who was always a dear friend, A. L. Hudson, Groesbeck, Texas.

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Ervin L. Hill
Nov 8, 1857 - Feb 3, 1929

PROMINENT DAWSON FARMER AND BANKER DIED THERE MONDAY

DAWSON, Feb. 5.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for E. L. Hill, age 71, who died at his home here at 6:30 Monday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Methodist church with Revs. H. R. Clark and F. O. Waddill, officiating. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Mr. Hill was a prominent farmer and banker of this city and had lived here many years. He was a director in the Liberty National Bank of this city and held other business interests.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, and three daughters.

Active pallbearers were T. B. Holloway, C. O. Weaver, D. Westmoreland, Frank Simpson, Roy Ponder, Edgar Davis, N. C. Clark and Dr. J. R. Dickson.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 5, 1929 - submitted by Diane Richards

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Herman Hildray Perkins, Jr.
Nov 24, 1928 - Jun 17, 1929

DAWSON CHILD DIES

DAWSON, June 21.—(AP)—J. R. Perkins, six-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Perkins of the Stansell community, died in a Waco sanitarium Monday night. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

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James Allen Loden
Oct 8, 1923 - Oct 28, 1929

Dawson Child Died In Waco Hospital

DAWSON, Nov. 2.—James Allen Loden, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Loden of the Stansell community died in a Waco hospital Monday afternoon following an illness of diphtheria. The funeral was held here Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

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William Marshall Stuart
Oct 15, 1858 - Jun 17, 1929

DAWSON, June 21.—(SP)—W. M. Stuart, 70, died in a Waco hospital Monday morning following an illness of several weeks, and the body was brought to Dawson Monday afternoon where the funeral services were held with interment in the
Dawson cemetery.

He was born in Kentucky but came to Texas in 1882. He resided in McLennan county.

Surviving are his wife and one son.

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Elizabeth Bettie (Owen) Roberts
Feb 25, 1868 - Jun 6, 1929

NAVARRO COUNTY NATIVE BURIED IN WARD CEMETERY

DAWSON, June 14.—Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts, 61, wife of M. W. Roberts, died at her home here last Thursday and the funeral was held Friday with burial in the Ward cemetery. Mrs. Roberts had been in ill health for several months.

She was a native of Navarro county and prior to moving to Dawson, resided in the Pursley community.

Surviving are her husband and seven children.

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Moses Warden “Mose” Roberts
Jun 6, 1860 - Jan 12, 1954

Dawson Resident Rites Thursday

DAWSON, Jan. 14.—(Spl.)—M. W. (Mose) Roberts, 93, former Navarro county commissioner, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon following a several years’ illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ. Burial will be in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, W. C. Roberts, Dawson; Harry H. Roberts, Waco, and Floyd Roberts, Mexia; four daughters, Mrs. S. S. Skinner, Corsicana; Mrs. Leroy Matthews, Dawson; Mrs. Charles Hearn, Freeport, and Miss Valley Roberts, Dawson; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Roberts served on the Navarro county commissioners court from Precinct 3 in the 1920s.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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William Henry “Billy” Miller
Jul 21, 1867 - Apr 24, 1929

Eldorado Center Farmer Is Buried

DAWSON, April 27.—Billie Miller of Eldorado Center died at his home Wednesday night and the funeral was held Thursday with burial in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and three children.

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Samuel Nugent “Mige” Davis
Jul 13, 1892 - Jun 12, 1929

PURDON

PURDON, June 13.—The town was shocked Wednesday when the message came that Mige Davis had accidently killed himself while cleaning an army rifle. He was buried at Dawson Thursday afternoon.

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Purdon Man Found Shot to Death In Home Wednesday

DAWSON, June 21.—S. N. Davis of Purdon, 37, was killed Wednesday of last week when a gun was discharged, the load striking him in the left breast. No witnesses were present at the time, but it appeared that he was cleaning the gun.

Funeral services were held at Purdon Thursday afternoon, with burial in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, parents, four brothers and four sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 21, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Geta Perra “Geter” (Berry) Davis married Jan. 1, 1920; s/o Andrew Jackson Davis & Isadora Norwood “Dora” (Wilson) Davis

Josiah Montgomery “Joe” Berry
Jan 9, 1843 - Feb 22, 1929

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIES IN HUBBARD FRIDAY

JUDGE JOE M. BERRY, PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT BURIED TODAY

HUBBARD, Feb. 23.—Judge Joe M. Berry 86, confederate veteran died at his home here Friday afternoon after a lingering illness and the funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the
Dawson cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the First Methodist church of Hubbard.

Judge Berry had been a resident of Hubbard for 25 years and had been justice of the peace here for a number of years.

Judge Berry formerly lived at Dawson and Corsicana and at one time was district clerk of Navarro county and also was in the furniture business in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Cates, Hubbard; two sons, Albert Berry, Mexia, and Leonard Berry, Hubbard; ten grandchildren, Albert Berry, Jr., Corsicana; Miss Janie Read Berry of Mexia, teacher in Corsicana school; Clay Johnson Berry, Houston; Mrs. W. H. Foster, Tulsa, Okla.; Totsie Berry, Washington, D. C., Hubert Berry, Mexia; Mrs. Leska Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth Haralson, Jim Cates and Albert Cates, all of Hubbard, and several great-grandchildren.

Judge Berry is well-known, both in Hill and Navarro counties, and was one of the pioneers of this section.

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W. A. Franks
abt 1853 - Jan 1929

Former Resident of Dawson Buried There

DAWSON, Jan. 25.—The body of W. A. Franks, former resident of Dawson, aged 76, who died at his home in Canton Sunday morning , was brought to Dawson Sunday night and the funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the Church of Christ, with burial in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a number of relatives.

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Clarence Otto Bankston
Nov 23, 1905 - Feb 4, 1929

Accident Victim Buried at Dawson Tuesday Afternoon

DAWSON, Feb. 5.—(Spl.)—funeral services for Clarence C. Bankston, aged 22, student at Southern Methodist University, who was killed in an automobile accident in Dallas Sunday night, were held here Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bankston. Burial was in the
Dawson cemetery.

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Roxie Louise Shelton
Mar 13, 1927 - Apr 1, 1929

LITTLE CHILD TO BE BURIED EUREKA CEMETERY THURS.

Funeral services for Roxie Louise Shelton, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shelton, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Providence church and will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

The little girl died at Pampa, Texas, Monday and the body arrived here Wednesday over the Cotton Belt route. Surviving are her parents.

Mr. Shelton has been making his home at Pampa for the past two or three years. Prior to moving there his home was in the Eureka community.

The Corley-McMahon Funeral Home will have charge of the burial.

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Funeral Services For Little Child Are Held Thursday

Funeral services for Roxie Louise Shelton, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shelton of Pampa, who died Monday, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Providence church with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister.

Prior to moving to Pampa, Mr. and Mrs. Shelton resided in the Eureka community.

The Corley-McMahon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Ruby Lee (Hux) French
Dec 1906 - Feb 26, 1929

YOUNG WOMAN IS BURIED WEDNESDAY EUREKA CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. D. I. French, age 24 years, who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hux at Eureka Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a young child, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hux and other relatives.

Mrs. French was reared in the Eureka community, but recently had been living in Wink where her husband was employed.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FRENCH HELD AT EUREKA

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby L. French, 24, wife of J. I. French of Wink, who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hux in the Eureka community Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hux with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Carraway, Baptist minister with Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

Mrs. French was a member of the Providence Baptist church.

Surviving are her mother and two day old daughter, parents, two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Wilson, Eureka and Mrs. Flossie Smith-Hart, Dallas; two brothers, James and William Hux, both of Eureka and other relatives.

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Cecil R. Porter
Sep 20, 1902 - Mar 2, 1929

CECIL PORTE DIED EARLY SATURDAY AT HOME OF PARENTS

Cecil Porter, 25 years, of Shawnee, Okla., died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Porter, who reside on the K. Wolens farm between Corsicana and Navarro, at an early hour Saturday morning and the funeral services will be held at the Eureka cemetery, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. Darwood of Eureka, and will be under the direction of Corley-McMahon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, parents, two mothers and three sisters.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR OKLAHOMA MAN

Funeral services for Cecil Porter, 25, Shawnee, Okla., who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Porter, who reside on the K. Wolens farm, southeast of Corsicana, at an early hour Saturday morning were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Eureka cemetery, where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister. The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife, parents, two brothers and three sisters.

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Mary Caroline (Nolen) Tekell
Dec 31, 1842 - Feb 28, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR PIONEER WOMAN

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Caroline Nolan Tekell, aged 87 years, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Eureka and were conducted by Rev. M. J. Parnell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church of Corsicana. The Corsicana Funeral Home had charge of the burial.

Mrs. Tekell was born in Alabama in a842, joined the Methodist Protestant church at the age of 14 years and was married to Rev. J. S. Tekell in 1865. To this union nine children were born, eight of whom are still living. They are Mrs. J. N. McGeehee, Wortham; Mrs. J. A. Stewart, Eureka; Mrs. I. D. Taylor, Dallas; O. C. Tekell, Bardwell; E. H. Tekell, Corsicana; L. B. Tekell, Wichita Falls; Z. C. Tekell, Eureka, and L. O. Tekell, Whittier, Cal.; two brothers, J. A. Nolan, Ennis; John Nolan, Columbia, Ala., twenty-three grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive.

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John Edward Grantham
1860 - Apr 10, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT OF EUREKA BURIED THERE SATURDAY

J. E. Grantham, 69, pioneer resident of the Eureka community, died Thursday night at 8 o’clock following a lingering illness and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Presbyterian church with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, R. B. Grantham, E. j. Grantham, J. B. Grantham and J. L. Grantham, and two daughters, Mrs. H. R. Singleton and Miss Irene Grantham, all of Eureka, and a number of grandchildren. Sutherland Funeral Home assisted with the funeral.

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Alfred Lee Hart
Nov 14, 1868 - Nov 2, 1928

DIED NEAR MALAKOFF.

MALAKOFF, Nov. 9.—(Sp)—A. L. Hart, 61, died at his home near here last Friday afternoon following a flu attack and the funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon with interment in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons and other relatives.

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Joe Clifton Rutherford
Jun 13, 1919 - Nov 28, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BOY ARE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Joe Clifton Rutherford, aged 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Rutherford, 405 East Eleventh avenue, who died Thursday noon from ptomaine poisoning, were held at the Post Oak cemetery Friday afternoon at one o’clock where burial was made. The funeral cortege left the family home here at 11:30 Friday morning.

The lad had been ill for four days.

Surviving are his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Henry Richard Martin
Nov 16, 1897 - Apr 15, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICE MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR RICHARD MARTIN

Funeral services for Richard Martin, aged 30, who was instantly killed early Sunday morning in an oil field accident at Wortham were held at the home of his father, John Martin at Zion’s Rest at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon with interment in the Providence cemetery. The Masonic bodies will have charge at the grave.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin of Zion’s rest, two brothers, three sisters and other relatives.

The deceased was working as a derrickman on the McClellan No. 1 near Wortham. Crew of the well was coming out of the hole when a leg of the derrick began to crumble and operations were shut down, but before Martin could release himself from his safety belt, the leg collapsed and he was killed instantly, his neck being broken in the fall.

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Susan Berrill (Hudgins) Wilkinson
Sep 1, 1855 - May 4, 1929

KAUFMAN WOMAN TO BE BURIED SUNDAY NEAR CORSICAN

Mrs. F. Z. Wilkinson died Saturday morning at her home in Kaufman and the body will be brought overland to Corsicana Saturday afternoon and taken to the home of her son, W. L. Wilkinson at 210 North Twentieth street. Funeral services will be held Sunday but the hour had not been announced at press time. Burial will be in the Providence cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, Frank Wilkinson, Walter Wilkinson and two daughters, Mrs. John Boyd and Mrs. John Hagler.

Mrs. Wilkinson was formerly a resident of the Providence community.

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Francis Zackariah Taylor Wilkinson
May 21, 1847 - Jul 2, 1944

F. C. WILKINSON, DIED AT EUREKA; FUNERAL SUNDAY

F. C. Wilkinson, aged 87 years, died at his home in the Eureka community Saturday night and funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church at Eureka Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Rev. Peyton Goodman conducted the rites. Burial was in the Providence cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Mack Wilkinson, Kaufman; Louis Wilkinson, Corsicana; Frank Wilkinson, Dayton; Walter Wilkinson, Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Boyd, Eureka; Mrs. Ethel Hagler, Kaufman, 35 grandchildren and other relatives.

He had been a resident of Navarro county for many years and was well known, especially in the Eureka community where he had lived several years.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Nettie (Olsen) Tate
Nov 9, 1864 - Jun 4, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. TATE ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Tate, aged 64, who died Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Navarro Clinic with a stroke of paralysis following a fall at her home Tuesday morning were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. J. Howard Williams officiating. Interment was made in the Navarro cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Guy Tate, Dallas; Earl Tate, Hobart, Okla.; Roy Tate, Wichita Falls; one daughter, Mrs. W. B. Middlebrooks, Navarro.

Pallbearers were C. A. Middleton, Byron Cheney, Owen Cheney, R. L. Wheelock, Joe Ferguson and G. C. Kent.

The Sutherland Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Hazel Bernice (Abbott) Hocutt-Laymance
Sep 4, 1928 - Mar 22, 2010
 
Hazel Bernice Laymance, 81, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010, in Webster, Texas. She was born September 4, 1928, in Drane, Texas to Clarence and Alice Abbott. Hazel was a homemaker who was a great cook and made the best biscuits around. She loved her dogs and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Wilborn Laymance, her son Roger Laymance and two sisters Nell White and Shirley McRae. She is survived by four sons, Elton Hocutt and wife Ruthie of Texas City, Jerry Hocutt and wife Rosie of San Leon, Bernice Laymance of San Leon, and Danny Laymance of La Marque; four daughters, Barbara Smith and husband Don of Ennis, Texas, Glenda Hodges of Texas City, Leta Johnson of Austin and Judy Pace and husband Tim of Texas City; brother, George Abbott; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 24, 2010, from 3-6 p.m., at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock, TX.

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Volley Jeff Jaynes
Nov 3, 1939 - Oct 28, 2017
 
Volley Jeff Jaynes, age 77, of Italy, Texas passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home Trinity Mission in Italy, a place where he lived and loved since August of this year. He was born November 03, 1939 to Henry Vollie and Sally Myrtis Tinsley Jaynes. Volley has been a barber since 1963 and was a very active member of AA, where he celebrated 34 years of sobriety. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all that knew him and loved him.

Survivors include his three sons: Jeffery Coleman Jaynes and wife Ivey of Frost, Texas, Philip Andrew Jaynes and wife Anne of Italy, Texas and Carl Henry Jaynes of Italy, Texas. Four grandsons: David Michael Mitchell of Cornelia, Georgia, Jack Jaynes and wife Ciera of Harker Heights, Texas, Carl Jaynes Jr. of Frost, Texas and Volley Jeff Jaynes II of Italy, Texas. Four great grandchildren: Michael’s daughters, Brianna, Haley and Lynna, and Jack’s and Ciera’s son, Elias Jackson Jaynes.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Henry Tinsley Jaynes.

Visitation with the family is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, November 02, 2017 at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday, November 03, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Italy with Rev. Ronnie Dabney officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas www.waynebozefuneralhome.com

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Efton Barney Futch
Jun 17, 1961 - Apr 27, 2017
 
Efton Barney Futch

Efton Barney Futch, 55, passed away on April 27th, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. Honoring his generous wish, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.

Barney grew up in Ponder and followed in his parents footsteps by working for SWBT and retired from AT&T after a 36 year career. He loved hunting and was a Jeep enthusiast. He was always recognized wearing his signature open crown cowboy hat.

Barney is survived by spouse Debbie, son Casey and daughter Kristen, parents Wayne and Karen, grandchildren Adrian, Audrey and Cason, brother Steve and sister Cindy and stepchildren Blake and Hope.

Celebration of life will be held at the Dresden United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Notes:

  • Published in Denton Record-Chronicle on Apr. 30, 2017
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (memorial monument at Rose Hill cemetery) 1st wife Traci Jo (Thompson) Futch married Feb. 18, 1984 2nd wife Debra Gwen “Debbie” (Baumgartner) Robertson-Futch married Jul. 3, 2009 s/o Charles Wayne Futch and Karen Yvonne (Brillhart) Futch

 


Lawrence Allen DeMoss
Sep 20, 1933 - Oct 13, 2017

Lawrence Allen DeMoss, 84 of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born Sept. 20, 1933 in Eureka to Lawrence Richard DeMoss and Evie Rash DeMoss. He enjoyed fishing and was a athlete in his younger years. Lawrence was very active in church at Westside and loved it dearly there. He enjoyed singing in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher. He was employed with the Children State Home for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Evie DeMoss; son, Stan DeMoss; siblings, Bonnie Douglas, Damon DeMoss, Jack DeMoss and Buck DeMoss.
He is survived by his wife, Doris DeMoss; children, Phillip W. DeMoss and Steven Lynn DeMoss; seven grandchildren, Sara Wilson, Eric DeMoss, Devin DeMoss, Justin DeMoss, Monica Milligan, Audra DeMoss, Daniel DeMoss and 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Larry Talbert officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery with Daniel DeMoss, Justin DeMoss, Eric DeMoss, Devin DeMoss, Phil Dickson and Audra DeMoss serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Lawrence Allen DeMoss, 84 of Corsicana passed away October 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 20, 1933 in Eureka to Lawrence Richard DeMoss and Evie Rash DeMoss. He enjoyed fishing and was a athlete in his younger years. Lawrence was very active in church at Westside and loved it dearly there. He enjoyed singing in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher. He was employed with the Children State Home for 30 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Evie DeMoss; son, Stan DeMoss; siblings, Bonnie Douglas, Damon DeMoss, Jack DeMoss and Buck DeMoss. He is survived by his wife, Doris DeMoss; children, Phillip W. DeMoss and Steven Lynn DeMoss; seven grandchildren, Sara Wilson, Eric DeMoss, Devin DeMoss, Justin DeMoss, Monica Milligan, Audra DeMoss, Daniel DeMoss and eighteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 14th from 6-8 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be  3:00 pm Sunday, October 15th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Larry Talbert officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery with Daniel DeMoss, Justin DeMoss, Eric DeMoss, Devin DeMoss, Phil Dickson and Audra DeMoss serving as pallbearers.

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Bettie Jane Barnes
Dec 22, 1929 - Dec 23, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR BABY GIRL

Funeral services for Bettie Jane Barnes, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Barnes, Corsicana, R. R. No. 1, who died early Monday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with the Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. The service was held at the Hampton cemetery, where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, one brother, D. W. Barnes; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Johnston, Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Barnes, Watonga, Oklahoma.

The Harris Corsicana Duneral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Mary (Longer) Britton
Feb 11, 1912 - Oct 15, 1929

CHATFIELD WOMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE MONDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Loyd Britton, 18, of Chatfield, died in the Navarro county hospital Monday night at 11 and the funeral will be held from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. A. A. Carraway, Methodist minister of Chatfield, who performed the marriage ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. Britton one year ago.

Surviving are her husband, father, Tony Longer, Chatfield, three brothers and three sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 15, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Loyd Freeman Britton married Oct. 27, 1928 d/o Tony Longer and Mary (Langdon) Longer per death certificate (infant Mary Frances Britton buried in same grave)

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. LOYD BRITTON

Funeral services for Mrs. Loyd Britton resident of Chatfield, who died in the Navarro county hospital Monday night at 11 o’clock was held from the Corley-McMahon Funeral home Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, Methodist minister of Chatfield, who performed the marriage ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. Britton a year ago.

Surviving are her husband, father, Tony Longer, Chatfield; three sisters, Mrs. Whit Parrer, Corsicana; Misses Annie and Tony Longer, both of Houston and three brothers, Edward Longer, Houston, Frank Longer, Corsicana; and Charles Longer, Navasota.

Pallbearers were Abe Britton, A. Britton, Ira Britton, Frank Longer, J. T. Harman and Jack Aston.

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Annie (Bell) Clark
Jan 12, 1866 - Dec 18, 1939

MRS. W. T. CLARK DIED HERE MONDAY; BURIAL TUESDAY

Mrs. W. T. Clark, aged 73 years, died early Monday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Joe Becton, 631 North Beaton street.

Funeral rites will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clo0ck from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the services.
Mrs. Clark had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and was well known here.

Surviving are her granddaughter, Mrs. Becton; a great-grandson, Billy Bob Becton; a sister, Mrs. Oran Nealy, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. L. E. Clark, Ennis; a cousin, Mrs. Mattie Ramsey, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 18, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (sister-Ora (Bell) Neely buried in Cotton Gin Cemetery, Freestone Co. Texas) w/o William T. Clark married Nov. 27, 1883 Freestone county, Texas; d/o John Wesley Bell & Sarah F. (Drake) Bell

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. W. T. CLARK TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Clark, aged 73 years, who died early Monday morning, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Clark had resided in Corsicana for many years, and was well known.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Joe Becton, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Oran Nealy, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. L. E. Clark, Ennis; a cousin, Mrs. Mattie Ramsey, Blooming Grove and other relatives.

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Edith (Trull) Shaw
Sep 13, 1903 - Jun 10, 1929

YOUNG WOMAN DIED AT NAVARRO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

Mrs. Edith Shaw, aged 25 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Trull, at Navarro, Thursday morning at 2:30 o’clock following an illness of several months and the funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where burial was made.

Surviving are one child, parents, five brothers, A. N., H. N., I. T., Paul and Orbin Trull, all of Navarro; and four sisters, Misses Leila, Lois, Ruby Joy and Dorothy Trull, all of Navarro.

Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

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Dollie Florence (Bailey) Steward
Feb 22, 1900 - Mar 31, 1974

Mrs. Steward

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. H. (Dollie) Steward, 74 , resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Fort Morgan, Colo.

Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery,

She was a native of Grand Saline and was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Olice Steward of Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Territo of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, E. H. Bailey of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Floyd Bailey, Loyd Bailey, Cecil Melton, Dean Melton, Cub Stockmier, and Gene Womack.

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William Henry Steward
Mar 28, 1897 - Jul 11, 1971

Steward

William Henry (Bum) Steward, 74, a former resident, died Sunday in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will assist.

Burial will follow in the Hamilton Cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Olice Steward of Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Garland of Woodrow, Colo., and Mrs. Louis Territo of Corsicana; two brothers, Otis Steward of Pleasant Grove and Rudolph Steward of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters Mrs. Lou Melton, Dresden, Mrs. Ann Bell Nix of Richardson and Mrs. Sally Morris of Seagoville; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Melton, Dean Melton, J. D. Melton, Grover Steward Melton, Clovice Rayburn and Dub Stockmire.

The body will arrive in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon.

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Isaac Newton Lindsey
Dec 12, 1853 - Jun 22, 1929

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY WAS BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

I. N. Lindsey, 75, native and life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his home, 621 North Twelfth street, Saturday night at 9 o’clock and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Mr. Lindsey was a retired farmer and had resided in Corsicana for the past 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Thos. E. Lindsey, John Lindsey, and two daughters, Mrs. Addie Lindsey and Miss Emma Lindsey, all of Corsicana; one grandson, two granddaughters, one brother, Ed T. Lindsey, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Price, Snyder, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were the following nephews:

Tate Lindsey, Joe T. Garner, John J. Garner, Preston Garner, Frank Garner and Joe Coggins.

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Lige Cox
Mar 11, 1863 - Sep 23, 1929

ANGUS FARMER IS BURIED TUESDAY; DIED ON MONDAY

Lige Cox, 66, farmer, native Texan, died at his home in Angus community Monday, and the funeral was held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Will Phillips.

Surviving is one son, William T. Cox, Angus and other relatives.

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

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Willard Otto Honea
Mar 13, 1904 - Aug 5, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. O. HONEA IS HELD LATE TUESDAY

Funeral services for Willard Otto Honea, aged 24, who died Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock at his home, 1613 West Eleventh avenue, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with the Rev. R. M. Thomas, pastor of the Pentecostal church, officiating. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery, three miles south of Corsicana.

A number of relatives survive.

The Harris Corsicana Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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William Edward Langston
Jul 18, 1887 - Feb 3, 1957

W. E. Langston Services Tuesday

Funeral services for W. W. Langston, 69, who died of a heart attack Sunday night a few minutes after arrival at Memorial Hospital, were to be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church of which he was a member.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Frost, Langston had resided in Corsicana 42 years and was in the ice business for many years.

Langston was stricken at the family home, 720 West Ninth avenue, after church services Sunday night.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Otis E. Langston, Corsicana, and Orville Langston, Houston; a daughter, Miss Oneta Vern Langston, Corsicana; five grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Sallie Barham, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are C. H. Ramsey, Frank Black, Lee Russell, F. L. Leathers, H. G. Hensen, H. O. Olsen, W. W. Olsen, Jr. and Marion Bayles.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 5, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minerva Elizabeth (Olsen) Langston married Jun. 2, 1907; s/o David Newton Langston & Frances Jane “Fannie” (Bryant) Langston

Thomas Elzy Lindsey
Jan 11, 1880 - Oct 27, 1963

Thomas Lindsey Services Held

Graveside services for Thomas Elzy Lindsey, 83, former Corsicana resident, who died in Greenville Friday, were held at Hamilton cemetery Sunday at 3 p.m.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas Lee Lindsey, Jr., Bell Garden, Calif.; Harley and Lewis Chewning, both of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Charles D. Jones, Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Emma Lindsey, Tyler; a niece, Mrs. Wayne T. Wood, Tyler; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 28, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Abbie Lee (Gentsch) Chewning-Lindsey married Nov. 16, 1914 (buried in Oakwood); s/o Isaac Newton Lindsey & Mary Frances (Garner) Lindsey

Martha “Mattie” (Rawson) Edgar
Feb 7, 1846 - Dec 7, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT ANGUS COMMUNITY BE BURIED SUNDAY

Mrs. Mattie Edgar, aged 83 years and 10 months, native of Mississippi bur resident of the Angus community for 58 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. Stewart at Angus, Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock, and the funeral will be held from the Union church at Angus, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Rev. M. M. Smith of Waco will conduct the services.

Surviving are one daughter, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY WAS BURIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Edgar, aged 83 years and 10 months, native of Mississippi, but resident of the Angus community, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. Stewart of Angus Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock and the funeral was held at the Union church a Angus Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral was conducted by Rev. M. M. Smith of Waco. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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

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IN MEMORY OF MRS. MATTIE EDGAR.

Mrs. Mattie Edgar passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. Stewart of Angus, Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock, Dec. 1, 1929, and was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral was conducted by Rev. M. M. Smith, Methodist preacher from Waco. She was 83 years and 10 months old, native of Mississippi, but resident of the Angus community for a long time.

Besides one daughter, she is survived by 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandmother Edgar, as she was known to so many of her friends and relatives, will be remembered for her happy, cheerful disposition. She would always greet everyone with a smile; she was a good, Christian woman, and was ready and willing to meet her Master when He said “come.” It is indeed hard to give up this dear one, but we know she is at rest, that she has found everlasting joy and peace in that home prepared for those who love and serve the Lord.

We will ask this heart-broken circle to read the comforting words of Scripture found in John 1:1-2 and 8, and not grieve for her, for God in His goodness saw fit to call her to a better home than this world could give.

A dear one from us has gone,
Our home is not the same.
Our hearts are burdened with grief today
While silently we breathe her name.

We are not to question God’s holy will,
And the wisdom of His way,
We find it hard to understand
Just why God took her away.

God so loved His children here below
That a precious prize he gave,
So Jesus came and died for us,
And won a victory over death and the grave.

Oh, blessed thought that Jesus came,
And bore the cross to Calvary’s hill,
And shed His blood our souls to save,
If we obey and do His will.

‘Tis hard to bid a last good-bye
To one whose love has brightened our way,
We must be courageous, hopeful and glad,
For we shall meet her again some day.
We should not grieve for this dear one.
Who has heard and answered the Master’s word;
Well done, my good and faithful one.
Enter thou into the joys of the Lord.

Through all pain at times she’d smile.
A smile of Heavenly birth.
And when the angels called her home,
She smiled farewell to earth.

Heaven retaineth now our treasure
Earth the lonely casket keeps,
And the sunbeams love to linger
Where our sainted mother sleeps.

We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us all adieu
She has gone to live in Heaven
And her form is lost to view.
Oh, how hard to give her up !
But an angel came down for her
And removed her from our flock.

From one who loved her.

RUBY DELL CAFFY.
Angus, Texas

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Louise Eva “Lois” (Flovin) Thompson
Jan 3, 1889 - Jun 25, 1929

TUPELO RESIDENT DIED HERE; WILL BE BURIED TUESDAY

Mrs. Lois Thompson, 41, wife of G. N. Thompson of Tupelo, native of Navarro county, died at the residence of her daughter, Miss Artrell Thompson, 606 North Beaton street, Tuesday evening, at 6:30 o’clock, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Hamilton cemetery where burial was made. Prior to moving to the Tupelo community about a year ago, the family has resided in Corsicana for many years. Mrs. Thompson had been in ill health for three years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, seven children, Miss Artrell Thompson, Corsicana; Johnnie, Donald, Oscar, J. C., Albert, Jack and Martha Jane, all of the Tupelo community; four brothers, Donald Flovin, New York; J. B. Flovin, Columbus, Ohio; J. M. Flovin, Plainview, Texas: and W. F. Flovin, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. D. B. Hawpe, Amarillo, and Mrs. B. M. Lowe, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 26, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Gus Napoleon Thompson buried in Mabank, Texas; d/o Milton Moses Calvin Flovin & Cordelia Savanna “Delia” (Duke) Flovin

William Monroe Warnell
Nov 10, 1890 - Dec 30, 1962

W. M. Warnell Rites Monday

W. M. Warnell, 72, formerly of Corsicana, died in De Ridder, La. Sunday.

Funeral services were to be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery, Rev. L. B. Fowler, Baptist minister, was to conduct the services.

Warnell resided in Navarro county 40 years before moving to DeRidder 18 months ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Godfrey Schandera, Lott, and Mrs. E. L. Smith, Dallas; two sons, Jester Warnell, Boerne and Dr. Edward L. Warnell, Houston; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four brothers and five sisters.

Pallbearers were to be Jack Russell, J. C. Payne, Aubry Smith, Guy Rinker, Joe T. Smith, J. J. Burke.

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Harriett Emoline (Martin) Reed
Mar 24, 1847 - Jan 12, 1929

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO MILLS DIES FOLLOWING FALL

NAVARRO MILLS, Jan. 18.—Mrs. Harriet E. Reed, aged 82 years, native of North Carolina, but resident of Texas for sixty-five years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Thorn, Saturday, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon Sunday afternoon with interment in Hamilton cemetery, near Corsicana. Mrs. Reed fell several days before her death and also had an attack of influenza.

Survivors are four children, Mrs. Frank Holloway, Petersburg; John and Ike Reed, both of Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Thorn, Navarro Mills; two sisters, Mrs. J. Highnote and Mrs. Caroline Martin both of Corsicana; one brother, Joe Martin, Sunset and other relatives.

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William Wimbley “Bill” Blissette
May 2, 1855 - Sep 29, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR B. W. BLISSETT PLANNED WEDNESDAY

B. W. Blissett, aged 82 years, died in Wichita Falls Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Northside Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Blissett were married in Georgia 63 years ago. They resided in Corsicana and Navarro county for 55 years before moving to Wichita Falls eighteen months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Wichita Falls; four sons, T. J. Blissett, Wichita Falls; Alex Blissett, McKinney; Foy Blissett, Memphis, Tenn., and Henry Blissett, Roane; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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B. W. Blissett Rites Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for B. W. Blissett, aged 82 years, who died in Wichita Falls Monday afternoon, were held from the Northside Baptist church here Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Blissett were married in Georgia 63 years ago and resided in the Corsicana area for 55 years prior to moving to Wichita Falls 18 months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Wichita Falls; four sons, T. J. Blissett, Wichita Falls; Alex Blissett, McKinney; Foy Blissett, Memphis, Tenn., and Henry Blissett, Roane; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joe Brown, Edward Parks, Dave Jordon, Gilbert Stubbs, Cecil Humbert and Joe Sims.

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Martha Ozella (Ware) Pugh
Jul 18, 1878 - Apr 23, 1964

Friday Rites For Mrs. Pugh

Funeral for Mrs. Ozella Pugh, 85, was held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Northside Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Rev. Gene Mills, pastor, conducted the service.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Pugh had been a long-time Angus resident. She died Thursday morning in Memorial hospital.

Griffin funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pugh is survived by a son, Allen A. Pugh, Urbana, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Pritchard, Miss Alma Pugh and Mrs. Ilene Pinkston, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom Ware, Angus, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Thomas Pritchard, Sam Pugh, Dan Pugh, Fred Ware, Aubrey Hayes and D. W. Honeycutt.

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Mrs. Pugh Dies Here Wednesday

Mrs. Ozella Pugh, 85, native of Georgia but long-time Angus resident, died in Memorial hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Northside Baptist church of which she was a member, Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Rev. Gene Mills, pastor, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are a son, Allen A. Pugh, Urbana, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Pritchard, Miss Alma Pugh and Mrs. Ilene Pinkston, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom Ware, Angus, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Thomas Pritchard, Sam Pugh, Dan Pugh, Fred Ware, Aubrey Hayes and D. W. Honeycutt.

Griffin will direct.

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Ella (Belyen) Cleary
Jun 17, 1899 - Dec 31, 1928

NAVARRO WOMAN SUCCUMBS ATTACK OF FLU-PNEUMONIA

Mrs. Ella Cleary, aged 29 years, wife of W. R. Cleary, died Monday morning at 4 o’clock near Navarro after several days’ illness with flu-pneumonia and the funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon with interment in the Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, one two-year-old child and a 20-day-old child.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 31, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o W. R. Cleary married Dec. 21, 1925, Haskell, Texas (Marriage record says Belueu/Belica); d/o John Belyen & Bekie/Becky (Stephens) Belyen per death certificate

Harry H. Adams
1867 - Nov 15, 1929

Teague Man Was Buried Saturday

TEAGUE, Nov. 26.—(Spl)—H. H. Adams, aged 61 years, died at the Davidson’s Sanitarium Friday. Funeral services were conducted at Hopewell cemetery on Saturday, Elder J. L. Walker officiating.
The deceased is survived by a brother, S. S. Adams, Teague, and a sister, Mrs. Daniel Palmer, in Georgia.

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Amelia E. (Wright) Moore
Apr 5, 1861 - Feb 17, 1929

PHILLIPS CHAPEL WOMAN DIED THERE SUNDAY MORNING

Mrs. Amelia E. Moore, 67, wife of J. W. Moore, died at the family home near Phillips Chapel Sunday morning at 4 o’clock with apoplexy and the funeral services were conducted from the family home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Hopewell cemetery, Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Corsicana Church of Christ, conducted the services.

Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral.

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John Cleveland Jones
Sep 13, 1884 - Nov 1, 1929

TEAGUE MAN DIES

TEAGUE, Oct. 28.—(Spl.)—Cleveland Jones, 40 was taken suddenly ill Friday afternoon and died Saturday morning and died Saturday morning at 2:00 a.m. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon and interment made in Hopewell cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife and three children, two boys and one girl.

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Howard Warren Marsh
Sep 22, 1869 - Jun 18, 1929

CORSICANA FARMER DIED MONDAY NIGHT AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Howard Marsh, 59, farmer, died at his home, 817 South Thirty-first street, Monday night following a lingering illness, and the funeral services were conducted at Navarro Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Navarro cemetery. Mr. Marsh had resided in Corsicana two years but had been a resident of Navarro county for 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Ira, Boyd, Pete and Robert; two daughters, Mabel and Ella Drane, three brothers and three sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT

We, your committee on resolutions, beg to submit the following:

The subject of this sketch, Howard Marsh, was born Sep. 22, 1869. Was married to Miss Cora Boyd, Nov. 29, 1894. There were born to this union eight children, six of them survive: Ira, Boyd, Pete and Robert, sons: Misses Ella Drane and Mable, daughters.

Mr. Marsh spent almost his entire life in the Navarro community. He was a kind father, devoted husband, a dutiful son and loyal brother, a consistent friend and a substantial citizen.

He joined the Hopewell Baptist church some years ago and lived a member of this church until his death, June 18, 1929.

Mr. Marsh was a unique character. He loved his family tenderly, and labored faithfully to supply their needs, satisfied with nothing short of the best for those whom he loved. His entire mature life was spent in serving the objects of his affection.

His health gave way several months before his death, making him a constant sufferer so long, yet he bore it with cheerfulness and fortitude, remaining conscious and considerate of others until the last.

Therefore be it resolved that the community has lost a substantial citizen, the home a devoted husband and father, the church a consistent member.

Be it further resolved that the Hopewell Baptist church extend sympathy to the bereaved in his home going. That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the church records and published in Baptist Progress and Corsicana Light.

His remains were laid to rest in Hopewell cemetery. Funeral services were conducted from the church by Eld. W. T. Bratton, Forney, Texas, his former pastor.

Respectfully submitted,
MRS. OLIVER FORBES,
R. S. THOMPSON,
E. H. HARVARD.
Committee.

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Mary Alyce (Smith) Alsobrook
Feb. 6, 1871 - Jul. 2, 1929

Funeral Services Wednesday Morning For Pursley Woman

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Alsobrook, 57, wife of James Alsobrook, Pursley farmer, who died at the Navarro county hospital on Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock following an illness of several weeks, were held at Pursley Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, seven daughters and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 3, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Death certificate just says Pursley cemetery.
  • w/o James A. Alsobrook; d/o Lige Smith per death certificate
  • Placing entry in Old Pursley but we are not sure, she is not listed in the cemetery surveys

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