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Fannie J. (Adkins) Cooper
Dec 25, 1869 - Apr 6, 1929

PICKETT WOMAN DIED SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Fannie Cooper, 60, native of Georgia, but resident of Ellis and Navarro counties for 44 years, died at the family home in the Pickett community Saturday morning at 5 o’clock following an illness of 12 days and the funeral will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Cooper, Pickett; three sons, Will Cooper, Purdon; Frank Cooper, Corsicana; Charley Cooper, Pickett; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Anthony, Cooper, Texas; Miss Sally Cooper, Pickett.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, April 6, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit says buried in Oakwood but is buried in New Pursley) w/o James Harrison Cooper married Oct. 22, 1884 d/o Will Adkins and Mollie (Johnson) Adkins per death certificate

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PICKETT WOMAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Cooper, 60, native of Georgia but resident of Ellis and Navarro counties for 44 years, who died at the family home in the Pickett community Saturday morning at 5 o’clock following an illness of 12 days were held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Cooper, Pickett; three sons, Will Cooper, Purdon; Frank Cooper, Corsicana; Charley Cooper, Pickett; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Anthony, Cooper, Texas; Miss Sally Cooper, Pickett.

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James Harrison Cooper
Jan. 29, 1861 - Aug. 12, 1944

JAMES H. COOPER BURIED MONDAY IN PURSLEY CEMETERY

Funeral services for James H. Cooper, age 83 years, who died in the Pickett community Saturday night, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Pursley Church of Christ with interment in the Pursley cemetery. George Bailey, Church of Christ, minister, conducted the rites.

He was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Texas many years.

Surviving are three sons, Will Cooper, Pursley; Frank Cooper, Dallas; Charlie Cooper, Cooper; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Anthony, Cooper; Miss Sallie Cooper, Pickett; three sisters, Mrs. Toto Smith, Goose Creek; Mrs. C. Allen, El Paso; Mrs. Tom Finch, Hawley; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Copeland, Shelah Comer, Allen Keith, John Mahoney, Howell Herrin and LeRoy Tidwell.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 14, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fannie J. (Adkins) Cooper married Oct. 22, 1884 s/o John Thomas Cooper and Martha E. (Rainwater) Cooper
     

Mollie (Johnson) Jennings
May 26, 1852 - Mar 23, 1929

AGED WOMAN DIED AT PICKETT HOME SATURDAY MORNING

Mrs. Mollie Jennings, age 78 years died at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at her home at Picket and funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial will be in the Pursley cemetery.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. H. Cooper.

Sutherland’s undertaking company will have charge of the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR PICKETT WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Jennings, 78, resident of Pickett, who died Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in the Pursley cemetery.

One sister, Mrs. J. M. Cooper survives.

Sutherland Funeral Home was in charge.

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Charles Robert “Charlie” Johnson
Feb 4, 1893 - Jan 19, 1929

PURSLEY MAN IS BURIED IN LOCAL CEMETERY SUNDAY

Charles R. Johnson, aged 25, years, native of Navarro county, died at his home in the Pursley community, Saturday, following an illness with pneumonia and the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery.

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

Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, January 22, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nettie Daisy (Reamy) Johnson-Watts buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery; s/o J. R. Johnson and Peninah “Nina” (Smith) Johnson

Roberta Eleanor (McDaniel) Graves
Apr 27, 1843 - Feb 20, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR NATIVE TEXAN HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. R. E. Graves, 85, native Texan, who died Wednesday morning at 5:30 o’clock following an illness of several weeks at the home of her son, L. T. Graves, near the Country Club, north of Corsicana, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Pursley where interment was made.

Mrs. Graves was born in Leon county and resided there for many years. She lived in Mexia several years prior to moving to Navarro county thirteen years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. S. H. DeLightsey, Brownwood, Texas; and Mrs. Sallie Foster, Norman, Okla.; three sons, H. H. Graves and W. T. Graves, both of Mexia; and A. L. T. Graves, Corsicana; 39 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

The Sutherland Funeral Home had charge.

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Peter Henry Jones
Aug. 18, 1873 - Mar. 12, 1929

PURSLEY FARMER BURIED WEDNESDAY DIED ON TUESDAY

Peter Henry Jones, 55, farmer of the Pursley community, died at his residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the funeral was held at Pursley Wednesday afternoon where burial was made. He was born in Tennessee

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Burl and Claudie Jones; two daughters, Pudie and Dora Jones all of the Pursley community; two brothers, Jerome and Charlie Jones and two sisters, Mrs. Bell Lyles and Mrs. Melissie Sowell, and other relatives.

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

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Opal (Johnson) Jones
Jun. 22, 1907 - Jan. 13, 1929

YOUNG WOMAN DIES AT PURSLEY; BURIAL THERE ON MONDAY

Mrs. Opal Jones, aged 22 years died at her home in the Pursley community Sunday morning at 8 o’clock and the funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, mother, Mrs. M. F. Johnson of Pursley and other relatives.

Sutherland’s had charge of the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 14, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Claude Henry Jones (could be Henry Claude) married Mar. 23, 1926; d/o Nimrod Franklin Johnson & Johnie Eva (Carroll) Johnson

Johnie Eva (Carroll) Johnson
Mar 18, 1883 - May 3, 1948

Mrs. Johnnie Eva Johnson Succumbs

Mrs. Johnnie Eva Johnson, 65, died at her home in Pursley Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, a sister and a brother.

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Lucy Elizabeth (Ponder) Froese
March 23, 1924 - Aug 16, 2014

FROESE, LUCY ELIZABETH PONDER born March 23, 1924, in Lubbock, Texas, to William Freeman Ponder and Nannie Gay Albritton Ponder. Lucy went home to be with her Heavenly Father August 16, 2014, after complications of surgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. She graduated from Frost (Texas) High School and attended Hillsboro Junior College (now Hill County College). She worked for several local insurance-related companies, including General Adjustment Bureau, Zurich Insurance Company and Crum and Forster Insurance, from which she retired. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Dallas. Preceded in death by her father and mother; husband of almost 60 years, Felix Abraham Froese; brothers, William Ponder Jr. and David Ponder; and sisters, Norine Ponder and Catherine Ponder Stockard; brothers-in-law, Denver Wright and Wilmer Froese; and sisters-in-law, Ava Nell Ponder and Martha Froese. Survived by daughters Judy Kay Froese Alexander, San Antonio, and Susan Gay Froese, Dallas; two grandchildren, Holly Heslop Jones and Dustin Ray Heslop, both of Dallas; two great-grandchildren, Autumn Marie Jones and Ethan Scott Jones, both of Flower Mound; sisters Gay Wright, Corsicana, and Robbie Elmore, Hurst; brothers-in-law, Harold Elmore, Hurst, and Buford Stockard, Corsicana; sister-in-law Ann Ponder, Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Terry Ray Heslop, Garland, and Jerrell Winn Henslee, Whitewright.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, August 21, at Restland Funeral Home.

Service will be held Friday, August 22, at 3:00 PM at Restland Wildwood Chapel followed by Interment after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Ministry of First Baptist Church, Dallas.

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Edell (Denson) Bryant
Nov 8, 1901 - Mar 23, 1971

Mrs. Bryant Rites Pending

Mrs. Edell Bryant, 69, native of Emhouse and Corsicana resident since 1941, died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and Rebekah Lodge of Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Robertson, Selma, Ala.; five sons, Clyde Bryant, Mineral Wells; Earl Bryant, Vienna, Va.; Harold Bryant, Amarillo; Wayne Bryant, Lubbock, and Carter Bryant, Dallas; 14 grandchildren; four brothers, George and Alvin Denson of Corsicana, Jack Denson, Tucson, Ariz., and Nath Denson, Sun Valley, Calif.; and five sisters, Mrs. F. D. Hawkins, Mrs. Hubert Smith, Mrs. Lonnie Wright and Mrs. Lillie Kirk, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Winnie Hayden, Vista, Calif.

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Bryant Rites

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Edell Bryant, 69, with the Rev. Bruce Hibbit Officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were R. L. “Bud” Jones, Calvin Barron, William Lee Ickles, William P. Williford, Aubrey Fincher and W. A. “Bill” Chaffee.

Surviving ae a daughter, five sons, 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren,, four brothers and five sisters.

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Homer Jackson Bryant
Dec 25, 1897 - Jan 10, 1970

H. J. Bryant Dies Saturday

H. J. Bryant, a retired oil field pumper, dies Saturday evening in Memorial Hospital at the age of 72.

He was a member of the IOOF Lodge.

Funeral services are to be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate.

Surviving are his wife; five sons, Clyde of Mineral Wells, Earl of Vienna, Va.; Harold of Amarillo, Wayne of Lubbock, and Carter of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Robertson of Selma, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford Bryant of Gladewater; two sisters, Mrs. Lacy Herrin of LaMarque and Mrs. Sally Washburn of Bownsboro; nieces and nephews.

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Bryant Rites

Funeral services were held Monday for H. J. Bryant who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, five sons, one daughter, 14 grandchildren, two brothers, and nieces and nephews.

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Allie Katherine “Kate” (Walraven) Denson
Apr 28, 1880 - Dec 24, 1959

Hold Services For Mrs. Denson

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Denson, 79, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Denson had resided in Navarro county for 70 years.

Surviving are four sons, Nath Denson, Yuba City, Calif.; Jack Denson, Tucson, Ariz.; George and Alvin Denson, both of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Winnie Hayton, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Laura Smith, Mrs. H. J. Bryant, Mrs. F. D. Hawkins, Mrs. Lonnie Wright and Mrs. Lillie Kirk, all of Corsicana; a son-in-law, Irvin Marshall, Corsicana; two sisters, Ms. Will Millsaps, Fot Worth, and Mrs. Pluma Averett, San Angelo; 39 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Dec 26, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Hamilton Albert “Ham” Denson married Dec. 13, 1896; d/o John H.  Walraven & Minerva (Huff) Walraven

Hamilton Albert “Ham” Denson
Oct 28, 1890 - Dec 21, 1956

H. A. Denson Dies Friday; Funeral Sunday At 2 P.M.

H. A. Denson, 86, native of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Friday night after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church officiating. The Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church, will assist.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Denson is survived by his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Nathan, of Euba City, Calif.; George, Corsicana; Jack, Tucson, Ariz.; and Alvin of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Wright, Mrs. H. J. Bryant, Mrs. F. D. Hawkins, Mrs. H. L. Smith, Mrs. Lillie Kirk and Mrs. Winnie Lee McNeely, all of Corsicana; 34 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Cagle, Buster Wright, Calvin Wright, Carter Bryant, Wayne Bryant, Clyde Bryant, Calvin Kirk and Floyd Hawkins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Dec 22, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Allie Katherine “Kate” (Walraven) Denson married Dec. 13, 1896; s/o John Denson & Hester Ann (Crane) Denson

Lloyd Key Carraway
Aug. 19, 1899 - Jul. 5, 1972

L. K. Carraway

Lloyd K. Carraway, 82, Cowhead Rd., Corsicana, died at his home at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton returned an inquest verdict of death due to natural causes, apparently a heart attack, after Carraway was stricken at his home.

He was operator of the Carraway Insurance Company.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church with Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. l. K. Carraway of Corsicana; a brother, Rev. A. C. Carraway of Magnolia, Ark.; a sister, Miss Alleen Carraway of Corsicana; a nephew, Paul Carraway of Hauma, La.; and a niece, Mrs. Harris Hill of Garland.
 

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 6, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWII Veteran
  • h/o Lillie Lea (Inman) Carraway married June 9. 1924; s/o Archibald Evans “Archie” Carraway, Jr., Rev. & Agnes (Clark) Carraway buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.

Arthur Lee Adams
May 19, 1889 - Jun 18, 1960

Sunday Rites For A. L. Adams

Funeral services for Arthur Lee (Pop) Adams, 71, retired grocer, 2212 North Beaton street who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

The rites were conducted by Bert Mercer, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Adams was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Darrell Adams, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Vandygriff, Tyler; Mrs. Faye Iker, Cleburne, and Mrs. Robbie Farish, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four brothers, Joe and Ben Adams, both of Corsicana; Bob Adams, New Orleans, and George Adams, Kingsville; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Taylor and Mrs. Minnie Fields, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. O. may, Charlie Armstrong, Whit Scarbrough, Lloyd Stubbs, Odie Blackmon, Albert Gorman, Bill Hutson, and J. H. Venable.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 20, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillie Virginia (Anderson) Adams & Virginia Caroline "Jennie" (Stubbefield) Adams; s/o Robert Bell Adams & Cynthia Matilda (Claibourne) Adams buried in Campbell Elrod cemetery

Whitney Charlene Cunningham
Mar 18, 1988 - Mar 18, 2017
 
Motorcycle Accident Kills Purdon Couple
From Staff reports - March 19, 2017

Daniel Thornton, 29, and Whitney Cunningham, 29, of Purdon were killed Saturday evening after they plunged to their deaths from a highway overpass in a motorcycle accident, according to an article in The Fort Worth Star Telegram by Domingo Ramirez Jr.

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Officials Identify Two Who Plunged To Their Deaths In Fort Worth Wreck

By Domingo Ramirez Jr.

ramirez@star-telegram.com


FORT WORTH

Officials on Sunday identified a man and woman from Navarro County who plunged to their deaths Saturday evening from a highway overpass in a motorcycle accident.

Daniel Thornton, 29, and Whitney Cunningham, 29, have the same address in Purdon, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website. Purdon is about 90 miles southeast of Fort Worth.

Their bodies were found in a grassy area under a highway interchange at Interstate 20 and Interstate 35W, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The accident occurred shortly before 5:50 p.m.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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Whitney Charlene Cunningham and Daniel Joseph Thornton entered the Kingdom of Heaven Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 29.
Visitation for Whitney will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County located at 4495 W. Hwy. 22 in Corsicana.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County.
Interment services will follow at Hamilton Beeman.

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Location: Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County - 4495 TX-22, Corsicana, TX 75110
Funeral: Saturday March 25, 2017 (1pm)
Location: Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County - 4495 TX-22, Corsicana, TX 75110
Interment: Following Funeral at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery - Retreat, TX

Survived By
Parents:
Vernon Randall Cunningham and
Rosann Elizabeth Hancock Cunningham
Children:
Derrick Allen Fazio
Siblings:
Brandon Freeman, Danielle Cunningham Pipho and Brother in law Alan, Jonathan Cunningham and Sister in law Tara.
Nieces and Nephews:
William Waggoner, Kaytlynn Waggoner, Savannah Pipho, Jaylen Owens, Averie Anderson, Rilie Cunningham, Gracelyn Pipho, Logan Thornton, Jace Thornton, Cole Thornton, Kelly Warlick, Karly Warlick

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  • d/o Vernon Randall Cunningham & Rosann Elizabeth (Hancock) Cunningham

Daniel Joseph Thornton
Feb 24, 1988 - Mar 18, 2017

 
Motorcycle Accident Kills Purdon Couple
From Staff reports - March 19, 2017

Daniel Thornton, 29, and Whitney Cunningham, 29, of Purdon were killed Saturday evening after they plunged to their deaths from a highway overpass in a motorcycle accident, according to an article in The Fort Worth Star Telegram by Domingo Ramirez Jr.

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Officials Identify Two Who Plunged To Their Deaths In Fort Worth Wreck

By Domingo Ramirez Jr.

ramirez@star-telegram.com


FORT WORTH

Officials on Sunday identified a man and woman from Navarro County who plunged to their deaths Saturday evening from a highway overpass in a motorcycle accident.

Daniel Thornton, 29, and Whitney Cunningham, 29, have the same address in Purdon, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website. Purdon is about 90 miles southeast of Fort Worth.

Their bodies were found in a grassy area under a highway interchange at Interstate 20 and Interstate 35W, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The accident occurred shortly before 5:50 p.m.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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Whitney Charlene Cunningham and Daniel Joseph Thornton entered the Kingdom of Heaven Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 29.
Visitation for Whitney will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County located at 4495 W. Hwy. 22 in Corsicana.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County.
Interment services will follow at Hamilton Beeman.

Survived by:
Parents:
Rodney Thornton Sr.
Cindy and Micky Moore
Siblings:
Rodney Thornton Jr. and wife Maritia, Shayna Warlick and Husband Shawn, Jesse Moore and wife Jessica, Jason Moore and Wife Tiffany, Pamela Roberson and Husband Donald.
Host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews


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Mary Ellen (Hart) Bollman-Sawyer-Brown
Feb 14, 1846 - Nov 10, 1929

RICHLAND WOMAN DIED SUNDAY AND BURIED TUESDAY

Mrs. Ellen Brown, 82 years old, native of Illinois, but resident of the Richland community for 27 years, died at the home of her son, P. P. Sawyer in the Richland community Sunday afternoon following a long illness and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Retta Ward, Fort Worth; Mrs. Drezella Sawyer, Dawson; Mrs. Belle Sawyer, Soldier, Kansas; and Mrs. Ruth Hayes, Canton; three sons, Charles Bollman, Floydada; D. M. Sawyer and P. P. Sawyer, both of the Richland community; several grandchildren and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 12, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Carl Charles Bollman married Mar. 21, 1864 2nd husband Josiah Sier Sawyer married Dec. 21, 1876 3rd husband John G. Brown; d/o Henry Hart & Margaret Ann (Stone) Hart

Stella Vida (Estes) Shelton
Mar 22, 1904 - Aug 10, 1973

Mrs. Shelton

PAMPA—Funeral services are set for Monday at 10 a.m. at the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel here for Mrs. Stella V. Shelton, 69, a Fairfield native, who died here Friday. Rev. Claude Cone will officiate.

Additional services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel in Corsicana prior to burial in the Richland cemetery. Rev. J. R. Manning of Kermit will officiate for these services.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Shelton of Pampa; one daughter, Mrs. Beth Manning of Kermit; two sons, Robert and Ray Shelton, both of League City; one step-son, W. H. Shelton of Tyler; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Reuben Tucker of Corsicana and Mrs. Aubrey Farris of Ennis.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Aug 12, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry ”Hank” Shelton, Jr. married Jun 15, 1926; d/o James Alonzo Estes & Roxie Louise (Bennett) Estes

Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (DeMoss) Shelton
Jan 3, 1874 - Aug 12, 1951

Sunday Services For Mrs. Shelton

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. (Demoss) Shelton, 77, of Angus, who died at 611 North Fifteenth street Friday night, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Claude R. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. David King, pastor of the Angus Baptist church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Shelton was a native of Cade.

Surviving are 11 children, Mrs. Georgia Martin, Lott; Henry Shelton, Jr., Pampa; Mrs. Della Poulter, Frost; Mrs. Nannie Jo Harper, Corsicana; Mrs. Annette Estes, Borger; Mrs. Mae Denbow, Borger; Alfred Shelton, Rice; Drue Shelton, Angus; Rex Shelton, Borger; Mrs. Mary Lou Andrews, Port Arthur; 28 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Martin, George Martin, J. E. Martin, Ralph Poulter, Joe Poulter and Royce Estes, all grandsons.

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Baby Willis
Nov 19, 1929 - Nov 21,1929

RICHLAND.

RICHLAND, Nov. 28.—(SP)—The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Willis, extend their sympathy to them in the loss of their baby, who died Thursday morning, and was laid to rest in the Richland cemetery.

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Sam Allen
abt 1916 - Dec 25, 1929

Richland Boy Dies In Local Hospital Early Wednesday

Sam Allen, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Allen of Richland, died in the Navarro county hospital Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock following an illness of typhoid fever, and the funeral was held at Richland late Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are his parents and two sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Jerome Baud Brown, Dr.
Feb 24, 1903 - Jan 27, 1929

DR. J. BAUD BROWN BURIED AT RICHLAND MONDAY AFTERNOON

RICHLAND, Jan. 28.—(Spl.)—Dr. J. Baud Brown, aged 26 years, died at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. N. Brown, here Sunday afternoon at 2:45, and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 at the home with interment in the
Richland cemetery.

Dr. Brown returned here in the earlier part of 1928 to start practicing his profession. He attended Baylor university, then served his internship in a hospital at Houston, after which he went to Waco to start his professional career. He moved from Waco to Richland.

Surviving are his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. N. Brown, Richland; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Chuster, Dallas; Misses Beryl, Ruby and Electra Brown, all of Richland, a half-sister, Mrs. O. R. Smith, Waco; two half brothers, A. N. Brown, Jr. Richland and J. Pat Brown, Corsicana.

Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

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IN MEMORY DR. BAUD BROWN

The death angel came with silent tread, and on Sunday, Jan. 27, 1929, bore the soul of Dr. J. Baud Brown, to that beautiful home, not made with hands.

February 24th, he would have been 26 years old.

Dr. Baud as he was known to his Richland friends, was a true and devoted son, and had many friends. All was done that loving hands and medical skill could accomplish, but the gentle spirit broke its bonds and winged its way to the great city, where there is no death nor sorrow.

Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, where a large crowd had gathered to pay their last respects. He was laid to rest beneath a flower covered mound, in the
Richland cemetery, by the side of a sister, who had gone on before.

He leaves to mourn his passing a father and mother, four sisters, one half sister and two half brothers, and other relatives.

Dear loved ones, grieve not for him, he is not dead, but sleeping, his spirit will be waiting with out-stretched arms to welcome us to that land of eternal rest.

When a voice whispers time shall be no more,
When God smiles on his children so fair,
When immortal soul reaches that glorified shore,
There will be some one to welcome it there.

Those who attended from other places were: Drs. Kelton, Shell, Carter, E. A. Johnson, Bill Sneed, Mack Sneed and Dr. Watson, Rev. Baker, Rev. Merrell and wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bush, and daughter, Miss Linnie and Mrs. Tom Hill, Mrs. Lee England, Mr. and Mrs. Chandler, Mrs. McAdams, Mr. Weatherford, Mr. McAlee, Miss McCleod, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lichlyter, Mrs, Bill Blood, Miss Sallie Green, Bob Stell, Jack Cunningham, Miss Marie Waltman and Judge John Callicutt, all of Corsicana.

Mr. Tom Weldon and family of Stewarts Mill, Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Easterling of Streetman, Mrs. S. Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weldon, Streetman.

Mr. and Mrs. George Shelton, Currie, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cox, Charles B. Shelton, Mexia, Henry Shelton, Petty’s Chapel, Charles Shelton, Waco, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Shelton, Teague, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Edwards, Coolidge, W. B. Elkins, Waxahachie.

--A FRIEND.

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Loyd H. Hannan
May 20, 1911 - Jan 30, 1929

RICHLAND YOUTH DIED IN TEMPLE; BURIAL THURSDAY

RICHLAND, Tex. –Jan. 31, ---(Spl.)—W. S. Hannon, aged 17 years, died in a hospital in Temple Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock following a short illness and the body was brought to his home here for burial. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Richland cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hannon, two brothers and two sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jan 31, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • The obit has the names backwards…s/o W. S. Hannan buried in Old Independence Cemetery, Independence, Tx. and Della (Nowery) Hannan buried in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Texas

Bertie Lee Swink
May 25, 1886 - Feb 12, 1929

RICHLAND CITIZEN PASSED AWAY THERE TUESDAY MORNING

RICHLAND, Feb. 12.—(Spl.)—Bertie Lee Swink, age 43 years, died at his home here at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning and funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in
Richland cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Henry Swink, Richland and a sister, Mrs. Jewell Weaver, Wortham.

He was a prominent farmer and stockman.

Sutherland’s will have charge of the funeral.

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Dee Maddox
Jul 18, 1885 - Feb 28, 1929

RICHLAND

RICHLAND, March 7.—(SP)--Dee Maddox of Cooper who died there Thursday was laid to rest in the
Richland Cemetery Friday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, four children, one brother, two sisters and one half sister. Dee he was called had lived most of his life in Richland. And we extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

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Ernest Maddox
Apr 20, 1892 - Dec 2, 1941

ERNEST MADDOX OF RICHLAND DIED IN HOSPITAL AT WACO

Ernest Maddox, aged 49 years, formerly of Richland, died in the Veterans’ Hospital at Waco early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Richland Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Lewis E. Tucker, pastor of the church. Interment will be in the
Richland cemetery with the American Legion in charge.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Hartfield, New London; Mrs. A. A. Lister, Paris, and Mrs. Sallie Hope, Fullbright.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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RITES AT RICHLAND FOR ERNEST MADDOX WITH BURIAL THERE

Funeral rites for Ernest Maddox, aged 49 years, who died in the Veterans’ Hospital in Waco early Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Richland Methodist church.

Burial was in the
Richland cemetery with the American Legion in charge. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lewis E. Tucker, pastor of the church, Maddox formerly resided in Richland.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Hartfield, New London, Mrs. A. A. Lister, Paris, and Mrs. Sallie Hope, Fullbright.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Charlie Winford Kitchens
Jun 1, 1920 - Sep 6, 1994

Charlie W. Kitchens, 74, of Arlington, Texas, died Sept. 6, 1994, at his residence.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with Marvin Moore officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Williams of Claremore, Okla. and Gail Redden of Arlington; three brothers, Les Kitchens of Barry, Harvey Kitchens of Mansfield and N. A. Kitchens of Arlington; two sisters, Mary Barham of Mansfield and Elle Lee Meeks of Rio Vista; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Jaunita Mareen (Woods) Nichols-Lively
Nov 3, 1920 - Mar 19, 1995

Juanita Lively

Juanita Lively, 74, of Blooming Grove, died March 9, 1995, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lone Oak Cemetery, with Marvin Moore officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four sons, Tommy Nichols of California, Ronny Nichols of Dayton, Terry Lively of Georgia and Boyd Nichols, Jr. of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Molly Wooten of Houston; one brother, Guy Woods of West Columbia; two sisters, Geneva Marr of Whitney and Grace Garver of Memphis, Tenn.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Erma "Jean" Miller
Sept 21, 1926 - Nov 2, 2017
 
Erma "Jean" Miller, a long-time resident of Nacogdoches died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Garrison Nursing Home at the age of 91. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Corsicana to parents Jean Law Miller and Julia Erma Donaho Miller.
Jean graduated from Santa Barbara High School in California. She continued her education receiving her cosmetology license at The University of Texas Extension Service and stylist diploma at the Burham School of Stylist in Chicago. After relocating to Brownsville she joined her mother in her Hollywood Beauty Shop. Jean later purchased the Southland Beauty Shop in Harlingen.
Jean was active in the Brownsville Business and Professional Women's Club, the Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Jean traveled abroad and captured and shared many adventures through photographs. She enjoyed an active social life, and frequently crossed the river to dance in Matamoros. Those who knew her described her as spirited, fun-loving, with a great sense of humor.
Following retirement, Jean relocated to Northway Landing in Nacogdoches. While at Northway, she established endearing friendships with other residents, including, Maurine Sachtleben and Pyrtle Teutsch. These ladies took pleasure in each other's company while sitting in Northway's gazebo with their little dogs. Jean was predeceased by her friends at Northway.
Jean was a lifelong Methodist. Although Jean has no surviving relatives, she is survived by loving and caring friends; James Sachtleben, Rosemary Sullivan, Vi Alexander, Diane Bobo, and Dale and Joanne Waring.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.
Friends would like to acknowledge the staffs of Garrison Nursing Home and Accolade Home Care and Hospice.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Bob Michael "Mike" Russell
Nov 13, 1953 - Oct 29, 2017
 
Mike Russell, 63 of Kingwood, passed away Oct. 29, 2017. He was born Nov. 13, 1953 in Corsicana to Bobby Carroll Russell and Dorothy Jean Hiler Russell.
Mike loved to cook and his brisket was outstanding. He loved all sports and was a Texans and Astros fan. He attended University of Texas and graduated from Baylor University in 1976. He liked to play dominoes with his family and friends in his younger years. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his grandchildren.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Russell (MawMaw;) grandparents, Paul and Sara Beatrice Russell, George and Georgia Hiler and son-in-law Wesley Reid Bray.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, children, Amber Crawford and husband Rob, Melissa Werner and husband Austin, Paul Russell and wife Bebe; grandchildren, Carley Bray and Sydney Bray, Luke Werner, Liam and Pearl Russell; father, Bob Russell (PawPaw;) sister Rita Farish and husband Larry; niece and nephew, Kelli Burks and husband Chad, Ryan Farish and wife Andrea; great nieces and nephews, Jaedyn, Larame and Owen Burks and Harlee Farish, along with numerous cousins, other family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Lula Pearl (Mayfield) Carroll
Mar 18, 1936 - Oct 28, 2017
 
Lula Pearl Carroll, 81 of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born March 18, 1936 in Port Arthur to Andrew and Pearl Mayfield. She was a loving and caring person who cherished her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lula was a graduate of Baylor University and taught school for 30 years in Blooming Grove and Corsicana. Over the years, she worked in the First United Methodist Church nursery and served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts. Her passion in life was all about kids. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.

Lula is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ray D. Carroll; sons Jim and wife Emily, Ray and wife Gayla; grandsons Christopher Carroll, Ray Carroll III, Matthew Carroll, Cullen Carroll and Clay Carroll. She is survived by numerous great grandchildren but spent many days caring for Payton and Weston Carroll during their early childhood. Lula is also survived by Mary Mayfield, sister-in-law of Port Neches; sister Patsy O'Neal of Leesville; brother Wayne Mayfield of Vinton, Louisiana and David Mayfield of Groves.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Ronny Waldrip officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be grandsons, Christopher Carroll, Ray Carroll III, Matthew Carroll, Cullen Carroll, Clay Carroll.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Joe Lewis
May 5, 1920 - Aug 2, 1996

Joe Lewis, 76, of Barry, died Aug. 2, 1996, in Dallas.

Gravesice services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, with Rev. Wayne Mahoney of Westside Baptist Church officiating.

Mr. Lewis was born May 5, 1920 in Waxahachie. He was a member of the Oddfellow Lodge #200 of Lancaster. He was a retired auctioneer.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Evie Lewis; daughters, Goldie Dalton of Mesquite and Joe Ellen Batson of Garland; son Randy Lewis of Wilmer; stepson, James Slough of Wilmer; brother, James Lewis of Waxahachie; sister, Barbara Hodger of Arlington; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 3, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • h/o Ethel Marie (Robinson) Lewis and Evia (Curtis) Lewis

Michelle (Thorne) Moody
Nov 6, 1952 - Oct 27, 2017
 
Michelle Thorne Moody, 64, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 in Laurinburg, North Carolina. She was born Nov. 6, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. Michelle was a member of the last graduating class of Jackson High School in 1970.
She was preceded in death by brother, Nathaniel Carter, Sr.; grandmother, Marie Hudson and father-in-law, James Moody.
Michelle is survived by her husband, Sylvester Moody; two children, Stephanie Moody and Michael Moody; mother, Dolores D. Carter; three sisters, Denise Thorne Freeman, Cherl Thorne-Fielder and Kimberly Carter-Davis; brothers-in-law, Dennis Fielder and Ricky Davis; sister-in-law, Cherl Cater along with numerous nephews, nieces and life long friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Corsicana with Rev. Dr. Robert Uzzel officiating.
Interment to follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.
Pallbearers include: Nathaniel Devon Carter, Ricky Davis, Dennis Fielder, Lucas Fielder, Donovan Freeman, Jabril Hopkins, Mekhi Shelley and David Snell.
Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana and Purcell Funeral Home, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

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Jesslyn (Fultz) McDaniel
Nov 2, 1934 - Oct 24, 2017
 
Jesslyn McDaniel of Corsicana, formerly of Richland, left her earthly home for her eternal home with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family. Jesslyn was born Nov. 2, 1934 in Richland to Sammie Ellis Fultz and Ethel Irene McElroy Fultz.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother and her loving husband of 50-plus years Earl McDaniel Jr.
Jesslyn loved all children even though she had none of her own. She was a devoted Children's Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church Richland all her adult life and up until she became ill. She also loved to be around people and never met a stranger, even after moving from her home to assisted living and then to skilled nursing.
Jesslyn is survived by her five sisters, Evelyn Adams of Orange, Martha McDonald, Billie McNeel, Wanda Neeley and Earlene Slaughter all of Corsicana, many nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Richland Cemetery.
Our family would like to express our thanks to Heritage Oaks West and Family First Hospice for the loving spirit and care they gave Jesslyn. Memorials may be made to a Childrens' Ministry at your local churches.

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  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Earl McDaniel Jr; d/o Sammie Ellis Fultz & Ethel Irene (McElroy) Fultz

Ray Edward Owen
Mar 11, 1935 - Nov 3, 2017
 
Ray Owen, 82, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at his home in Hawkins. He was born on March 11, 1935 in Emhouse to James Weldon and Donnie Odessa Ray Owen.
Ray graduated Emhouse High School in Mary [sic]1953 and then enlisted in the Unites States Air Force in December 1953. He started Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Jan. 2, 1954 and retired after serving 20 years on Nov. 1, 1974. Ray loved his family, his dogs, traveling, flying, fishing and his country.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Donnie Owen; wife, Billie Ann Gray Owen; second wife, Bethany Bishop Owen and his son, Edward Dwayne Owen.
Ray is survived by his estranged wife, Bobbie J. Turner Owen of Big Sandy; daughters, Janet Allred and husband Mike of Anna, Daun Lambert and husband Jerry of La Porte, Deborah Armstrong and husband William of Emhouse, and Jackie Owen of Blooming Grove. He is also survived by his brothers, Donald Owen of Hawkins and Mitchell Owen of Thompsonville, Illinois; grandchildren, Tiffany Gillen and husband Heath of Corsicana, Chris Owen and wife Stacy of Huntsville, Alecia Ripke and husband Theron of La Porte, James Hall and wife Angie of Corsicana, Jimmy Lambert of Bay Town, Desirae Hall and husband Koa Saechao of Hawkins, Lance Allred of Sherman, and 17 great-grandchildren, numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse with Rev. Eric Larsen officiating.
Pallbearers will be Lance Allred, Chris Owen, James Hall, Jimmy Lambert, Wade Hall, and Tristian Lambert.

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Patsy Doris (Lile) Shuck
Sept 14, 1939 - Oct 24, 2017
 
Mrs. Patsy Doris Shuck, 78, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at her home in Mansfield Texas. She was born on September 14, 1939 and was blessed to be born to Maggie E. and Elmer A. Lile at their home in Emhouse, Texas.

Patsy loved her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren and her two great great grandsons dearly. She loved to spend time with her family. And she loved to go gambling with her family. She loved to travel and she loved the mountains. She lived in Oregon and Washington State for years. But she moved back to Texas to be with her family. She was a hard worker but she stopped working to care for her Mother Maggie in her last years of life. She believed that everything was in God's hands and had a great faith in the Lord. She will be missed dearly. But one day we will all be together again. Because when we die the love of our father and the love of our family is all we have.

She is preceded in death by her parents and by her siblings: Sally Lile David, Derwood Lile, Charles Lile, Sam Lile, Marjorie Lile Harris and Thomas Lile. She is survived by her son, James Fletcher, Jr. and wife, Sharon and their four children and five grandchildren and their two great grandsons. Her daughter Patsy Wagner and her two children and granddaughter. And by her daughter Ginger Fletcher and her two children and four grandchildren. Patsy is also survived by her sister Sylvia Kitchens and brother Kenneth Lile.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00a.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse. Serving as pallbearers will be R.C. Howell, Robert Wagner, James Fletcher, Matt Morris, Billy Joe David and Joseph Phillips.

Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

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  • w/o James Edward Fletcher & William E. Shuck; d/o Elmer A. Lile & Maggie (Hill) Lile

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Ms. Patsy Doris Lile Shuck, 78, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at her home in Mansfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.

Interment will follow in Pattison Cemetery.

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Hattie Marie (Garlington) McBride
Aug 3, 1927 - Oct 24, 2017
 
Hattie Marie McBride, 90, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born on Aug. 3, 1927 in Providence to Daniel Nash Garlington and Roxie Willie Martin Garlington.
She was a very loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She was a very caring person, and she taking care of her family and would not sit down until everyone had been taken care of with whatever they needed when they were in her home. She attended the Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Lawrence McBride; parents and her siblings.
Hattie is survived by her son, Tracy McBride of Kerens; nephews, Bill and Kathy Sherrard of Corsicana, Bobby Massey of Roane, Ronald and Clara Massey of Athens, and Terry and Diane Massey of Athens; niece, Betty and Doug Templeton of Athens.
Visitation with the family will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Friends of the family.
Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

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Peggy Joe (Hayes) Whitney
Nov 20, 1932 - Oct 24, 2017
 
Peggy Whitney, a long-time resident of Santa Clarita area, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at her son's home in Bakersfield.
She was born Nov. 20, 1932 in Kilgore and grew up in Corsicana and Frost. As an adult she went to Golden Oak adult school and received her High School Diploma. While running an in-home day care and later teaching pre-school she attended College of the Canyons part-time seeking an Early Childhood Education Certificate. She was known as Miss Nanni to many SCV children and their parents.
Peggy loved cooking, sewing, quilting, reading, teaching young children, learning about people she met where ever she went, giving and receiving hugs and her 'family.' In a world where family structure may change quickly and frequently, once you were part of her 'family' you stayed part of her 'family.' If wealth is measured in family and people who you love and love you then she was an extremely wealthy woman.
At the time of her passing she lived with her son Chris in Fort Mohave Arizona, and was visiting her son Kenn and family in Bakersfield. She spent many days with her sewing family when she was in Bakersfield or Santa Clarita and found great pleasure in their company and the creative activities they shared.
She was preceded in death by her parents Naomi James Hayes and Ruel Brooks Hayes, brother Ruel Brooks Hayes Jr., and sisters Theresa Meyers, Billie June Jones and Betty Ruth Arnett.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Johnny and Anda Hayes of Dawson; five children daughter and son-in-law Gail and Bob Oliphant of Santa Clarita California, Mark Morgan of Santa Clarita California, son and daughter-in-law Dr. Peter and Kristy Morgan of Houston, son and finance Chris Morgan and Kristi (Lynn) Schilling of Fort Mohave Arizona and son and daughter-in-law Kenn and Debbie Morgan of Bakersfield California. Furthermore, she is survived by daughters of the heart Cheryl Morgan of Beeville, Maggy Morgan of Santa Clarita, California, nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and many, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, cousins, friends and family.
California services will be held from 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 2017 at the Mission Family Mortuary in Bakersfield. Reception to follow at 1 p.m. at Senior Pepe's.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 17, 2017 at Frost Cemetery in Frost with reception at Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana immediately after the service.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Peggy Jo (Roberson) Crawford
Dec 2, 1925 - Oct 20, 2017

Peggy Jo Crawford, age 91, of Corsicana, passed on to her eternal reward Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, surrounded by those she cherished the most, her husband of 71 years, her two daughters and their spouses, and her grandchildren. She valiantly fought cancer for three and a half years.
Peggy was born on Dec. 2, 1925 in Corsicana to Frank Hervey and Clover Fay Roberson and lived in Corsicana her entire life. Peggy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed doting on her grandchildren. One of her greatest joys was having her first grandchild born on her birthday. She was the consummate homemaker, seamstress and gardener. She took great pride in her home and kept it and her lawn immaculate. One of her many achievements was winning "Yard of the Month" and "Yard of the Year." Peggy was a life-long member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School there as well as Vacation Bible School. The love of Peggy's life was her husband of 71 years, Neal Crawford. Theirs was a love story that spanned many decades, starting in grade school as childhood sweethearts. Their love endured through World War II when Neal was shipped overseas. Peggy patiently waited for his return while she did her part for the war effort working at Bethlehem Steel. The two were married after the war on Jan. 25, 1946.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Fay Roberson, and her brother, Claude Roberson.
She is survived by her husband, Neal Crawford; daughter Gayla Kallus and husband Bill of Spring; daughter Carla Testa and husband Vincent of Corsicana; grandson Shawn Pringle and wife Amy of Spring; grandson Charlie Pringle and wife Sapna of Spring; granddaughter Valerie Shumate and husband James of Spring; grandson Jamie Testa of Corsicana and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews and extended family members.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to New Century Hospice, especially Meagen, Christy, Sandy and Alison for their compassion, care, and constant support over the last month.
A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Steven Bell officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. immediately before the service. Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Vincent Testa, Bill Kallus, Shawn Pringle, Charlie Pringle, Bryce Pringle, Scooter Cox, Steve Roberson and Greg Roberson. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Leslie J. "Les" Grayson
Dec 24, 1944 - Oct 21, 2017
 
Leslie J. "Les" Grayson ,72, entered into eternal life Friday, Oct. 21, 2017. Les was born on Dec. 24, 1944 in Galveston to his parents Leslie G. Grayson and Opal D. "Boadie" Grayson. He was a longtime member of the Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. He re-dedicated his life to his Christian faith and was baptized on Feb. 10, 2013.
He received his Music Education degree from North Texas State University in 1974. He also attended Navarro College and was the drum major of the "El Conquistador" band during the 1965 season. His love for music and community was evident throughout many years of his participation in the local community theater, church orchestras and performing for civic events.
He was preceded in death by his father Leslie G. Grayson in 2006 and his mother Opal D. Grayson in 1994.
Les is survived by his wife Becky Grayson of Corsicana, brother Bobby H. Grayson of New York; his children Lane Grayson and wife Brooke of Ennis, Rusty Grayson and wife Julie of Ennis, John Bland of Rice, Bryan Bland of Rice, Susie and Dell Perkins of Mildred; 17 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
at Corley's funeral home in Corsicana.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 in the main sanctuary of Northside Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Northside Baptist church music ministry.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, 903-396-2371.

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Bobby Joe McCamey
Nov 28, 1934 - Oct 15, 2017
 
Bobby Joe McCamey of Frost passed away Sunday evening Oct. 15, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 82. He was born Nov. 28, 1934 in Addison to J.M. and Hazel McCamey.
Bobby enjoyed anything cowboy and horses. Bobby was a man that lived life to the fullest, whether it was teaching his children and grandchildren to ride horses or sitting in the back of the Texas Boot and Shoe Repair Shop drinking coffee and telling old cowboy stories. He always made sure everything was done right from fixing saddles to loving his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Donny McCamey; son-in-law, Sam Wiggs and brother, Jimmie McCamey.
He is survived by his wife, Shelby McCamey of Frost; children, Vickie Wiggs of Frost and Debbie Reed and husband Clay of Frost; grandchildren, Jason Leggett and wife Julie, Crystal Rice and husband Daniel, Amanda Martin and husband Caleb, Zachary Reed and wife Virginia, Shelby McCamey, Clifton Bownds and wife Michelle, Elizabeth and Michael Sealy; great grandchildren, Austin, Rowdy, Jaycee, Mackenzie, Maxwell, Amelia, Libby, Courtney, Camden, Kierra, Zacary and Easton. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Berta McCamey; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lynda and Gary Adkins, daughter-in-law, Lisa Bownds and husband David along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Frost Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Jason Wilder officiating. Pallbearers will be Jason Leggett, Daniel Rice, Austin Rice, Rowdy Rice, Caleb Martin, Camden Martin, Zachary Reed, Clifton Bownds, Clay Reed and Billy Steele. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Lambert, Troy Timms and David Bownds.
The family would like to thank Twilight Nursing Home and Navarro Regional Hospital for their care. Donations may be made to Twilight Home Resident Activity Fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Luther Charles "Mudduck" Crawford, Jr.
Apr 4, 1938 - Oct 10, 2017
 
L.C. "Mudduck" Crawford Jr., 79, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.
Services will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21,2017 at First Independent Baptist Church with Elder Anthony Wade-Eulogist and Bishop John Baker, Officiator. Burial will follow at Woodland Memorial Park under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
L.C. Crawford was born on April 4, 1938, in Corsicana, Texas. Survivors include his 10 children; Marilyn Jones-Bland , Don Harvey, Gloria Ballard all of Corsicana, Vera Jones (Calif.), Elder Ira Jones (Tenn.), Robert Jones (Corsicana), Larry Jones, Jimmie Jones, Sharon (Dede) Crawford all of Dallas, and Terrance (Tee) Martin (Corsicana); sister Lela N. Simmons; brothers Frank Crawford and Marlowe Crawford all of Dallas; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death are parents L.C. and Lela Crawford; son, Luther Jones and daughter Rochelle Jones; brothers, CB Crawford, Joe Larry Crawford and Robert Lee Crawford.
"Mudduck" Crawford Jr. will truly be missed.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Patsy Ruvenia (Toomey) Fulton
Nov 16, 1928 - Oct 15, 2017
 
Patsy Ruvenia Toomey was born Nov. 16, 1928, in Trumbull. She passed away Oct. 15, 2017, in Corsicana. Her devoted husband of 71 years, her only child and her husband, her adored grandchildren and spouses, and great grandchildren were with her as she left her earthly home.
Patsy was a wonderful homemaker and created a nurturing and welcoming home for her family and friends. Most of her life was lived in Ferris, where she worked on many community, school, and church projects. She joined the Ferris Methodist Church when she was 12 years old.
Patsy and her husband, Raymond, moved to Corsicana in 1999 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Sylvia and Roy Toomey, and her brother, Roy Toomey, Jr.
Surviving family is her husband, Raymond Fulton; daughter Sylvia and husband, Dr. Neal Green; grandson, Neal Green, Jr., and wife, Laura; grandson, Phillip Green, and granddaughter and husband, Leslie and Eric Pomeroy along with great grandchildren, Neal Green, III, Libby Green and Nathan Pomeroy.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Green Funeral Home in Ferris.
A celebration of life service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Ferris. Interment to follow in Ferris Memorial Park North.
Pallbearers are: Neal Green, Jr., Phillip Green, Neal Green, III, Eric Pomeroy, Jimmy Toomey, and Jason Toomey.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Neal Green, Nathan Pomeroy, Billy Fulton, Robert Fulton, and Charles Wayne Fulton.

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Mae (Donley) Grider
Sep 23, 1905 - May 4, 1932

DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR MOTHER AND INFANT DAUGHTER

A double funeral service for Mrs. Mae Grider 1300 West Thirteenth avenue and infant daughter who died at the P. and S. Hospital, will be held from the chapel of the Corley funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

The little infant daughter died late Tuesday night. Mrs. Grider, aged 26 year, died Wednesday morning at 7:45 o’clock.

Surviving Mrs. Grider are her husband, W. J. Grider, city fireman; father, J. Donley, Streetman; three brothers, Alvie, Jim and John Donley, all of Streetman; and five sisters, Mrs. Clara Williams, Winkler; Miss Lillie Donley, Streetman; Mrs. Lettie Rogers, Streetman; Mrs. Winnie Wolff, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs. Mrs. Ethel Cleveland, Arlington.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MOTHER AND HER INFANT DAUGHTER

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Grider, aged 26 years, 1300 West Thirteenth avenue, and her infant daughter, who died in the P. & S. Hospital, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Baptist church.

The little daughter died late Tuesday night and Mrs. Grider died Wednesday morning at 7:45 o’clock.

Surviving Mrs. Grider are her husband, W. J. Grider, city fireman; father, J. Donley, Streetman; three brothers, Alvie, Jim and John Donley, all of Streetman; and five sisters, Mrs. Clara Williams, Winkler; Miss Lillie Donley, Streetman; Mrs. Lettie Rogers, Streetman; Mrs. Winnie Wolff, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs. Ethel Cleveland, Arlington.

Active pallbearers were E. L. Keith, C. J. Haley, W. C. Marr, B. B. Gillan, W. D. Gillan, John Smalling, J. L. Wilson and Harry Mason.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Grider
B&D May 4, 1932

DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR MOTHER AND INFANT DAUGHTER

A double funeral service for Mrs. Mae Grider 1300 West Thirteenth avenue and infant daughter who died at the P. and S. Hospital, will be held from the chapel of the Corley funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

The little infant daughter died late Tuesday night. Mrs. Grider, aged 26 year, died Wednesday morning at 7:45 o’clock.

Surviving Mrs. Grider are her husband, W. J. Grider, city fireman; father, J. Donley, Streetman; three brothers, Alvie, Jim and John Donley, all of Streetman; and five sisters, Mrs. Clara Williams, Winkler; Miss Lillie Donley, Streetman; Mrs. Lettie Rogers, Streetman; Mrs. Winnie Wolff, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs. Mrs. Ethel Cleveland, Arlington.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MOTHER AND HER INFANT DAUGHTER

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Grider, aged 26 years, 1300 West Thirteenth avenue, and her infant daughter, who died in the P. & S. Hospital, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Baptist church.

The little daughter died late Tuesday night and Mrs. Grider died Wednesday morning at 7:45 o’clock.

Surviving Mrs. Grider are her husband, W. J. Grider, city fireman; father, J. Donley, Streetman; three brothers, Alvie, Jim and John Donley, all of Streetman; and five sisters, Mrs. Clara Williams, Winkler; Miss Lillie Donley, Streetman; Mrs. Lettie Rogers, Streetman; Mrs. Winnie Wolff, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs. Ethel Cleveland, Arlington.

Active pallbearers were E. L. Keith, C. J. Haley, W. C. Marr, B. B. Gillan, W. D. Gillan, John Smalling, J. L. Wilson and Harry Mason.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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M. L. “Mike” Frailey
1854 - Oct. 12, 1932

MIKE FRAILEY, OLD TIME WELL DRILLER, DIED WEDNESDAY

Mike Frailey aged about 80 years, died at 206 West Fourth avenue at 12:30 o’clock Wednesday morning and the funeral was held at Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Frailey came to Corsicana in the 90’s and drilled many of the shallow oil wells in the local field. He had been an employe of the American Well & Prospecting Co. since its organization and came to Corsicana with the late Charles Rittersbacher, one of the founders of the local company.

He was a native of Pennsylvania. No known relatives survive.

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

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Brandon (Dyer) Bragg
Jul 17, 1897 - Nov 9, 1984

Brandon Dyer Bragg of Corsicana died Friday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James Beverley officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bragg was a native of Morganfield, Ky, and a member of the Westminster Prestyterian Church. Her husband, Truman Bragg, died Dec. 17, 1983.

Survivors include a brother, J.M. Dyer of Corsicana; two daughters, Marion Ashby of Corsicana and Eleanor Parker of Dallas; several nieces and nephews, including J.M. Dyer III of Corsicana and Lyndal Dyer of Corsicana; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are John R. Corley, Eliot Johnston, Dr. Clyde Stroub, J. Vernon Harwell, Dr. William B. Mayfield, George Weinschel, Ralph Brown and J.M. Dyer IV.

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Rosa Alice (Huff) Wilson
Apr 3, 1880 - Nov 25, 1968

MRS ROSA WILSON DIES SUNDAY

Funeral was held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in Blg Grove United Methodist Church for Mrs. Barney E. Wilson who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for ten days. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Wilson was born Rosa Huff in Blg Grove on April 3, 1880, and had lived at Powell until the death of Mr. Wilson several years ago. She had made her home in Blg Grove the last few years. Her survivors are a sister, Mrs. Edgar B. Johnson, and brother, Ernest J. Huff, both of Blg Grove, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Beulah Huff of Corsicana.

Pastor James Peppers conducted the funeral and music was provided by the Church choir and Mrs. R. Bruce McCormick, organist. Casket Bearers were Oscar Ingram, Arthur Garrison, D.W. Springer, R. Bruce McCormick, Jack Armstrong and Norman Brister. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

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

Shirley Annette (Cain) Wardlaw
Jul 24, 1935 - Oct 4, 2017
 
Shirley Wardlaw, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the age of 82 with her family by her side. Shirley was born July 24, 1935 in Dallas.
After a painful childhood, she chose Gene Wardlaw to help her build a better life. They married Jan. 23, 1954 and together raised two daughters. Shirley spent her life in devotion to her family - they were her whole world.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gene Wardlaw; daughters, Debbie Wylie and husband Mike and Kim Brown and husband Phil; granddaughters, Lindsay Olsen and husband Greg, Erin Freytag and husband Kolby and Emily Brown; great grandchildren, Grant Ecord, Cooper Olsen, Annalee Olsen and Emery Freytag.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Immediately following will be a memorial service at 2 p.m.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial in Richland Cemetery, Mertens, Hill Co., TX; w/o Melvin Gene Wardlaw; d/o James Byron Cain & Selah (Jackson) Cain

Ethel Berry
abt 1936 - Sep 17, 2017

Ethel Berry, 81, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church located at 409 N. Third St., with Pastor Willie Smith as Eulogist.
Interment will follow at Petersburg Cemetery, Round Prairie.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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June Dolores Archer
Apr 10, 1927 - Sep 20, 2017

June Archer of Corsicana passed away Sept. 20, 2017 at the age of 90. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery.

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June Archer, passed away September 20, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born April 10, 1927 to Clay and Mattie Harvin Archer. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
She is preceded in death by her parent;, sister, Kathryn Archer Bruton; brother Elbert Archer; nephews, Jerry Bruton, Jack Clay and Britt Archer.
She is survived by her niece, Judy Bruton Hogue; nephews, Ricky Archer and Randy Archer. Numerous great nieces, great great nieces and great great nephews. And her beloved cat "Whisker".
Graveside service will be 1:00 pm Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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  • d/o Henry Clay Archer & Mattie Viola (Harvin) Archer

William "Bill" Harrison Sifers
July 20, 1940 - Oct 6, 2017
 
William (Bill) Harrison Sifers, 77, of Corsicana went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 while surrounded by his loved ones.
Bill was loved by many. He always went out of his way to help a friend in need. He loved visiting with his family, turning on the Cowboys' games, and watching hummingbirds gather around the feeders in his backyard. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was an excellent father, grandfather, and friend. He loved the Lord, studied his bible regularly, and spoke of heaven often. Though he will be missed greatly, there is no doubt he is now free of all suffering, walking the streets of gold.
Bill leaves behind his four children, Brad Sifers of La Rue, Tina Sifers of Athens, Texas, Brandon Sifers of Joshua and Krista Sifers-Basinger of Corpus Christi; daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Amanda Sifers of Joshua and David Basinger of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, Kaleb Sifers of Eustace, Kalista Sifers of Fort Worth, and Leeah Sifers of Joshua; siblings, Sue Mullins of Mesquite, Charles Sifers of Rosebud, Ruby Pirtle of Athens, Texas, Horton Brown of Minneola and Thelma Joe Brown of Athens, Texas. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Bill's memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Petty's Chapel, 1300 FM 3041 in Corsicana.
The family ask for no flowers, only request the presence of all who knew and loved him.

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Sallie Ann (Horn) Lenox
Oct 27, 1947 - Oct 15, 2017

Sallie Ann (Horn) Lenox, 69, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 in Corsicana.

Sallie was born Oct. 27, 1947 in Hubbard to Altus Manuel Horn and Ruth (Cottongame) Horn. She was raised in Hubbard and was a graduate of Hubbard High School. Sallie was a homemaker, a Mom and a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include the love of her life, her husband Doug Lenox of Dawson; the joy of her life, her son Michael Lenox of Dawson; a brother, Keith Horn and wife, Diana of Bynum; two nieces, Crystal Volcik and husband, Doug of Hillsboro and Brandi Birdwell and husband, Josh of Malone; a nephew, Craig Horn and wife, Alicia of Tenaha and numerous great-nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and other extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Wade Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Elena (Caudillo) Lopez
Aug 17, 1938 - Oct 12, 2017
 
Elena C. Lopez, 79, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in Corsicana. She was born Aug. 17, 1938 in Kerens to Gregorio and Refugia Caudillo.
She married Pete Savala Lopez March 17, 1954. She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Lopez, Sr., son, Juan Lopez, parents, Gregorio and Refugia Caudillo, sisters, Julia Garcia, Guadalupe Rodriguez, and Martha Moreno, brothers, Daniel Caudillo, Cruz Caudillo and Morris Caudillo, Sr.
She is survived by her children, Joe Lopez, Pete Lopez, Jr., Anita Lopez, Linda Lopez, Sylvia Vega, Frank Lopez, Sr., Maria Jimenez, and Greg Lopez; 25 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.
A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.
A memorial mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Marco Rangel officiating.
Interment of her cremated remains will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Luke's Foundation.

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Lanny Dean Powers
July 1, 1946 - Sept 28, 2017
 
Lanny Dean Powers, 71, passed away at home surrounded by his family Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Corsicana. Lanny was born July 1, 1946 in Eagle Lake, to Paul and Frances Powers. Lanny was the oldest of three boys, Clark Powers of Eagle Lake and Scott Powers, of Corsicana. He graduated from Howard Payne University with a degree in education in 1969. He married Claudette Taylor of Bay City in 1970. They were married for 47 years. They had three children together, Patrick Powers of Mildred, Lanette Stewart of Corsicana, and Peyton Powers of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lanny was a farmer and rancher at heart. But throughout his life he also owned The Donut Palace in Corsicana, Powers Spray Equipment in Mesquite and drove for SWIFT trucking across the country. He had many hobbies including wood working, blacksmith, automobile mechanics, hunting, and singing in the First Baptist choir. But above all these, he found most joy in his family and grandchildren. He had five beloved grandchildren Eli Powers, Ty Powers, Elliette Stewart, Colton Stewart, and Charlette Stewart. He also leaves behind by his daughter-in-law, Haven Powers of Mildred and son-in-law, Brent Stewart of Corsicana.
Lanny will be remembered for his serving heart and love for helping others. His memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Leukemia Research Foundation www.leukemia.org or First Baptist Church Missions Fund 510 W. Collin St. Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Emma Margaret (Jennings) Burden
Mar 3, 1927 - Sep 28, 2017
 
Margaret Burden, 90 of Kerens, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
She is preceded in death by her husband, A.F. "Burto" Burden.
Mrs. Burden was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and worked many years at the Maywood Manor Nursing Home in Kerens.
She is survived by two sons, Floyd Allen Burden and wife Sharen of Deer Park; Larry Burden and wife Kathy of Frisco; daughter, Linda Kent and husband Bobby of Kerens; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Dan Layne officiating.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Burden, John Burden, James Burden, Brandon Burden, Hunter Green, Tyler Green and Lane Green.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Eula Mae (McCaslin) Coker
Apr 13, 1932 - Sep 18, 2017

Eula Mae McCaslin Coker, 85, went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Eula was born in Corsicana to Marshall and Augusta "Guster" McCaslin. During her time on this Earth she was so much to so many: a teacher, a seamstress, a baker, a gardener, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, an aunt, a neighbor and a treasured friend. She found joy in the simple beauties of nature and in the sweet moments shared with the ones she loved. She worked tirelessly and loved deeply and she will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orion E. Coker; sons, Troy and Clinton; baby girl, Debra Kay; brothers, Ardie and Marshall Jr., and sisters, Bonnie Rash, Alline Burnett, Opal Brewer, and Vera Boyd.
She is survived by three children, Jeffrey Coker, Sharon Tamez and husband Eliud "Ellie", Shirlene Williams and husband J.D.; three grandchildren, Matthew Gilbert and wife Jennifer, Joshua Gilbert and wife Christy, Amber Grootemaat and husband Dodge; four great grandchildren, Casey, Lilly, Bailey and Cory; one sister, Betty Wheat, as well as many other treasured family and friends who she loved like family.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home, 418 N. 13th St., in Corsicana.
A small graveside service will be held for family at Eureka Cemetery where her ashes will be buried alongside her husband. A reception/lunch to celebrate her life will follow.

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Mary Ann (Osburn) Sawyer-Craft
Dec 12, 1935 - Sept 26, 2017

Mary Ann Sawyer-Craft, 81, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 in Amarillo.
Mary Ann was born Dec. 12, 1935 in Corsicana to Willie Clyde and Lula Mae Perkins Osburn. She was a graduate of Dawson High School and Texas Tech University. She married Edward Davis Sawyer, the father of her two sons and later married Bill Craft on Jan. 7, 1995.
She was a charter member of the Clarendon Country Club and loved golfing. She was also a member of the Ladies Golf Association and held the Womens' Club Champion for several years. She trained and loved horses and was a resident of Clarendon most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her two sons, Edward Davis Sawyer.
Mary Ann is survived by two sons, Ted Sawyer of Amarillo and Dan Sawyer of Clarendon; husband, Bill Craft of Clarendon; a step-son, Jack Craft of Clarendon; two step-daughters, Cathy Keene of San Antonio and Chris Matthews of Clarendon; four grandchildren, Misti Powell of League City, Clay Sawyer of Clarendon, Jamie Jackson of Seminole, and Kalli Hodge of Clarendon; 10 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in the Robertson Funeral Directors Saint's Roost Chapel in Clarendon with Chris Downer officiating.
Interment will follow at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.
The family request memorials be sent to a ALS Foundation for Life / PO Box 96 / Natick, MA 01760 or Citizens Cemetery Association / PO Box 983 / Clarendon, TX 79226.
Arrangements made by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

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Boyd Chilton Bryant
Apr 26, 1923 - Sep 27, 2017

Boyd C. Bryant, 94, formerly of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born in Mertens April 26, 1923 to William Henry Bryant and Myrtle Simmons Bryant. Boyd graduated from High School in Mertens and was and athlete in school, holding the state mile run record for a number of years. Following school he served his country in the United States Army in World War II in the Pacific. Upon returning home he worked for Texas Power and Light and then became a contractor building homes for 50 plus years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove and served as a Deacon for over 60 years. The community was important to Boyd and he served as a city council member, mayor multiple times over a 25 year span, Blooming Grove School Board Member and President, member of the Volunteer Fire Department and served as Chief. He served in the church by teaching bible school and Deacon, and took care of the widows and orphans. Boyd was a servant and a leader.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Mary Collins, Virginia Bryant, Clay Bryant and Elvis Bryant, and his wife Melba Lovene Lynch Bryant who passed away in 2013.
He is survived by his children; Marilyn Weaver and husband Kenneth, Dennis Bryant, Marc Bryant and Rhonda Lachman and husband Thomas; grandchildren; Bryan Weaver, Brandi Spicer, Becky Sulton, Matthew Bryant, Christian Lachman and Gabrielle Lachman; 10 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law Billie Joyce Rawson. Boyd is also survived by numerous extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Deacons at First Baptist Church with honorary pallbearer being Bill Brown.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Funeral arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ivis Chamease Cleveland
Jan 16, 1956 - July 7, 2000


Ivis Cleveland, 44, of Dallas succumbed to Lou Gehrig's disease on Friday, July 7, 2000.
Funeral services will be 12 p.m. today at Carver Heigh Baptist Church, 2510 E. Ledbetter Dr., Dallas, with the Rev. Tyler Carter, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at 4:30 p.m. today at Round Prairie Cemetery near Corsicana.
Mr. Cleveland was born Jan. 16, 1956 in Corsicana. He was a Corsicana High School graduate.
Mr. Cleveland is survived by his son, Keenan; parents, Frank and Barbara Cleveland; brothers, Robert C., Derward and Dawfea; and sisters, Janice and Vonva.
Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home of Dallas.

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Wade Kelly Parker
Dec 8, 1926 - Oct 26, 2017

Wade Kelly Parker, formerly of Corsicana, passed away at his Plano home Sunday, Oct. 26, 2017.

Wade was born in Corbin, Kentucky Dec. 8, 1926. His family moved to Ohio, and that is where he developed a life-long passion for sports, which he instilled in his children. His physicality and spirit ensured he pushed the limits of his endurance to his last moments. His focus and determination will be sorely missed.

This same focus and determination carried over to his children and offspring as he always taught the importance of education and furthering contributions to society. In fact, he returned to the University of New Mexico in his 50's to obtain a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Roy and Mary Belle Parker.

He left behind his wife of 44 years, Joyce Parker; two children, Lorraine Breslow and Theodore Parker; three step-daughters, Karen Brodsky, Teri Best, and Courtney Coburn. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren, Carissa Beene, Chaya Breslow, Chris Jaramillo, Ryan Jaramillo, Hayley Hollands, Lindsey Hollands, Annie Mayers, Michael Myers, Chris Parker, Blake Schneider, Brian Schneider, and Sydney Scout and 11 great grandchildren. He loved, cherished, supported, and shared his contagious laughter with his family.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 22, 2017 at The Conservatory in Plano, 6401 Ohio Drive, Plano, Texas 75024.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to UNICEF,125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, in Wade's memory.

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John Louis Shea
Feb 14, 1943 - Oct 21, 2017

John Louis Shea, 74, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandpa, and friend.

He was a proud "Vietnam Veteran", and loved serving for his country.

He was preceded in death by his father, Myron E Shea; his mother, Lorena E Shea; brother Myron "Bill" Shea; sister Myrna Craker; father-in-law Harry W Moxley; mother-in-law Velma L Moxley.

John is survived by his wife Janis, daughters Kimberly "Shea" Redding, Jennifer Harness, Sheryl Smith, son George Shea, sister Pamela Henderson, six grandchildren, and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.

The family will not be having any services or visitation.

North Dallas Funeral Home

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Audrey Elen (Williams) Ford
Feb 17, 1925 - Oct 17, 2017

Audrey Ellen Ford was welcomed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. As promised by her heavenly Father, she now has "no more tears, no more pain, or sorrows."

Ellen was born Feb. 17, 1925 to John Williams and Frankie Adams Williams. She grew up in Dallas where she attended Southern Methodist University and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Ellen accepted Jesus at an early age and her personal faith was central to her actions and attitudes. She was a member of Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas and later a longtime member of Corsicana First Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Chancel Choir and a faithful member of the Prayer Card Ministry, where she forged close friendships with fellow members.

Ellen's other passion was her call to and love for teaching. She was a gifted and dedicated teacher but her greatest gift to her students was her sincere love and belief in them. She touched countless young lives over many years.

After retirement, Ellen volunteered at the Corsicana Children's Home teaching Creative Writing to tough boys who developed tender hearts for her. She also used her gift of writing as a contributing writer for the Corsicana Sun Newspaper.

Ellen's last years were at Brookdale Assisted Living where she was well loved and cared for by the staff. She encouraged them by telling them they were a blessing to her and they were! Ellen was sustained to the end of her life by her positive, grateful, and gracious attitude which came from her personal faith.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 conducted by Dr. Stephen Bell at the Corsicana United Methodist Church.

It would please Ellen for any memorials to be directed to the Prayer Ministry or Missions of Corsicana Methodist Church.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Howard Wilson
1966 - Oct 21, 2017
 

James Howard Wilson 51, of Waxahachie passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 in Arlington. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at M.R.Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Bus. 45, Corsicana. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St, Corsicana, Pastor Paul Redic officiating and Rev. A.D. Richards as eulogist.

Arrangements with M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Peggy Evelyn (Greenawalt) Dixson
Feb 18, 1938 - Nov 10, 2017
 
Mrs. Peggy Evelyn Dixson, 79, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at the Twilight Home in Corsicana surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 18, 1938 in Dallas, Texas to Dahl and Jewell Inez Stanfield Greenawalt.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She attended First Baptist Church, and had a great love for her Lord and family. She was part of the Kinsloe House at one time. Those that knew her enjoyed her great wit and humor. She enjoyed shopping for and finding antiques to fix up and resell, in her free time she loved sewing, gardening, animals, and being very active in the Red Hat Society and with The Roadrunners group.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years on March 21, 2017, Elbert Glenn Dixson; her parents; and a sister, Linda Powell.
She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Westover and Deborah Lynn Busby and husband Dan; son, Randy Howard Dixson and wife Kitty; grandchildren, Schelly Busby, Daniel Busby and wife Ashley and Rhonda Davis and husband Kelly; great grandchildren, Zach Davis, Ashlee Davis and Emery Jo Busby; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Dixson, Dan Busby, Daniel Busby, Kelly Davis, Zach Davis and Schelly Busby.

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Clarence Eugene French
Apr 14, 1931 - Nov 15, 2017
 
Clarence Eugene French, 86, formerly of Corsicana, passed away in Decatur Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at The Hills Nursing and Rehab Center.
Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

 

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Mr. Clarence Eugene French, 86, of Decatur and formerly of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at The Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Decatur. He was born on April 14, 1931 in Frost, Texas to J M and Annie Ridgway French.
He retired from Gifford Hill Sand & Gravel, which is now known as Ash Grove Cement Company in Midlothian, Texas. He loved to travel and fish, and was a member of Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Lannie French; his parents; and seven siblings.
He is survived by his sister, Bonnie O’Dell of Anna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elvin Sikes officiating. Interment will follow in Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rob Terpstra, Hayden Richardson, Jamie Dickey, Bobby French, Bryan French, and David Hawthorne.

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Evelyn (Trent) Baxter
Feb 12, 1933 - Nov 13, 2017
 
Evelyn Baxter, 84 of Kerens, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at her residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the First Baptist Church with Mr. Jimmy Glenn and Bro. David LeFlore officiating. Burial will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J. R. Baxter, Stephen Baxter Jr., Adam Baxter, Anthony McQuary, Ben Richter, Garrett Dokter.

She is preceeded in death by five brothers, Palma (Bubba) Trent, H T Trent, Urchail Ray Trent, Rocelle (Lazy) Trent, Leonard M Trent; one sister, Thyra Mae (Mutt) Blakney.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Baxter of Kerens; son, Rusty Baxter and wife Kay of Beckville, Texas, daughter, Susan Foreman and husband David of Kerens, son Steve Baxter and wife Cheryl of Kerens; daughter, Christine Howell and friend Roger Tidwell of Kerens; seven grandchildren, J.R. Baxter, Tresa K. Foreman (Deceased), Stephen Baxter Jr., Beverly Baxter McQuary, Andrea Baxter Richter, Adam Baxter, Hanna Howell Dokter; nine great grandchildren, Jordyn Baxter, Audrey and Aryn Richter, Logan and Emily Baxter, Gentry and Emery Dokter, Anthony and Avery McQuary; numerous nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Joe Byron Baxter; d/o Herbert Harrison Trent & Emma (McElvaney) Trent [bur at Long Prairie cemetery]

Jim "Square" Warren
June 17, 1920 - Nov 11, 2017
 
Jim "Square" Warren of Kerens passed away Saturday morning Nov. 11, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana at the age of 97. Jim was a lifelong resident of Navarro County.

He was born to Tom Warren and Fronnie Belle Braddock Warren on June 17, 1920 in the Buffalo Community northeast of Kerens.

On May 22, 1937, he married Mildred Elizabeth Tramel. They were married for 73 years, 7 months, and 19 days.

He was preceded in death by parents, six brothers, three sisters, wife and oldest son James O. Warren.

Square was a farmer, roughneck, and rancher up to the day of his death. He coached youth baseball for many years in Kerens.

He is survived by Larry and Pat Warren of Corsicana, Diane Rose of Barry, Randy and Frances Warren of Kerens, Racene Warren of Kerens, Buddy and Violet Warren of Fairfield, 20 grand kids, 46 great grand kids, 20 great great grand kids, sister-in-law Betty Mann of Ft. Worth, sister-in-law Vinita (Butch) Warren of Hermleigh, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at Paschal Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Joe Warren and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the Prairie Point Cemetery Association 3015 FM 636, Kerens, Texas 75144 in memory of Square.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Mildred Elizabeth (Tramel) Warren; s/o Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Warren & Sofronie "Fronnie" Belle (Braddock) Warren

William Murray Hines
Jun 27, 1921 - Aug 3, 1996

William M. Hines, 71, of Corsicana, died Aug. 3, 1996, in Corsicana.
Graveside services are Monday at 2 p.m. in the Prairie Point Cemetery in Navarro County, with Rev. Wayne Mahoney of Westside Baptist Church officiating.
Mr. Hines was born March 30, 1925, in Walnut Springs, Texas. He retired from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps after a lifetime of service.
Mr. Hines is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Rita Allison of McGregor and Donna Jamison of Tyler; sons, Billy Hines of Tyler and Larry Hines of Wyoming; brother, Roy Hines, Sr., of Corsicana; sister, Clara Mae Beasley of Corsicana; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Texas William Feiro
June 28, 1949 - Nov 14, 2017
 
Texas William Feiro, 68, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born on June 28, 1949 in Killeen, to Tex Burton and Judy Simmons Feiro.
He was a very generous man and had a big heart. He loved to fish, cooking out for family get together's and enjoyed being outdoors. He managed Complete Self Storage for the past 12 years.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Webb and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Feiro; sons, Patrick Brammer and wife Genevieve of Bristol and Carl Walters and wife Leeann of Kaufman; daughters, Denise O'Kane and husband John of Rowlett and Janette Allen and husband Dearl of Kemp; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a sister, Vee Posel of Balch Springs.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Ronald Miller officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Rafael Reyes, Jr.
Mar 20, 1943 - Nov 9, 2017
 
Rafael Reyes, Jr., 74, of Corsicana passed away peacefully at his daughter Sylvia's home, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 with his family by his side and made his journey to his Heavenly home.

Rafael was born March 20, 1943 in Corsicana. He dedicated 10 to 15 years of service to Navarro County Precinct 1, driving big trucks for that was his passion. He was presented an award at his retirement event for his many years of excellent service and hard work to Navarro County in 2008. He retired from what he loved doing due to his illnesses.

He loved fishing, scrapping, Dallas Cowboys and most of all, he loved his family. He never met a stranger, he talked to anyone that he came in contact with.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jaqueline Reyes.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory children, Sylvia Chavez and husband Ismael, Kenna Medina and companion Don Porter, David Reyes and Steve Reyes; grandchildren, Cecilia Lemus and companion Joe Ramirez, Rafael Manuel Lemus and wife Alma, Blanca Francia and fiance Jacob Gallegos, Felisa Francia, Hannah Chavez, Teresa Rivera, Christina Reyes, Maricela Aguayo and husband Efrain, Amanda Canales, Briana Snider and husband Brandon, Justin Reyes and companion Courtney Burnett, Alyssa Lacoste and husband Blaze, David Reyes, Jr., and wife Amber; 21 great grandchildren and mother of his children, Susie Reyes.

A special thank you to Guardian Home Health, Outreach Home Health, Family First Hospice in Ennis, Action in Home Therapy and Luz Eterna Funeral Home for excellent service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Luz Eterna Funeral Home. Pending cremation, memorial services to follow.

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Mary Alice (Price) Lewis
Oct 21, 1932 - Nov 13, 2017
 
Mary Alice Lewis, 85, of Corsicana passed away at North Point Nursing Center, Nov. 13, 2017 in Watauga.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in New Pursley Cemetery.
 

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Mary Alice Price Lewis was a loving mother, grandma, aunt, sister and friend to many. She went home to the Lord’s Kingdom on November 13, 2017 with her daughters by her side.

Mary Alice was a loving mother to four children; Jeff Lewis, Kenneth Lewis, Vicky Jones and Jenny Lewis. She was “grandma” to eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren. She was the most caring and loving person who always gave you her hand to help or pick you up when you’re down.

She will be deeply missed but is in a better place. We Love you ALWAYS and will see you again.
John 16:22 “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you”.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service immediately following at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Charky Marquis will be officiating and burial will follow at New Pursley Cemetery in Pursley, Tx. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Teakell, Dustin Teakell, Tyler Teakell, and Austin Teakell.

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William Sam Thompson
Oct 28, 1998 - Nov 20, 2017

 
William Sam Thompson, 19, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. He was born Oct. 28, 1998.

William graduated from Corsicana High School in May of 2017. During high school he was a member of the CHS Varsity football team. He was a peer counselor at Bowie Elementary, as well as many other school organizations. He was currently a Freshman at Navarro College.

William was an active member of Texas De Molay, with Black Gold chapter of Corsicana as his home chapter.

He was preceded in death by his father Brent Thompson and grandfather Henry Flores.

He is survived by his parents Sondra and Scott Dyson, his brother Jake Thompson, sisters Courtney Thompson, Katie Thompson, Lizzie Thompson, Sandy Thompson, Ashlee Dyson and Brittany Ragan and husband Ricky. He is also survived by his grandparents Paulette and Sam Thompson, Sandra Flores, and Trudie Stovall; aunts and uncles Lowell and Brandy Thompson, Darrell and Jenny Thompson, Enrique and Brandi Flores and Doug and Jessica Stovall; cousins Kieley, Eli and Samantha Thompson, Mike and Jared Stovall; nephews Aiden and Mason Thompson; and all his brothers in Texas De Molay.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at Griffin -Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the Thompson Family Cemetery at NW CR 3320 Frost, Texas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Robert James "Bob" Holder
Oct 2, 1936 - Nov 15, 2017
 
Robert J. "Bob" Holder passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence in Blooming Grove on Nov. 15, 2017. He was born in Metropolis, Illinois on Oct. 2, 1936 and lived in Blooming Grove for 45 years. He was retired from Tarrant Co. Highway and the City of Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years Ann Wheeler Holder; son Stephen of Arlington, son, Stanley of Blooming Grove; three grandchildren, Rob, Crystal and Colby; one great grandson, Hayden; an Aunt, several cousins, four half-brothers and one half sister.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two aunts, a half-brother and two step brothers.
No services are planned, burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Guadalupe (Settles) Chadrick
Nov 25, 1949 - Nov 10, 2017
 
Ms. Guadalupe Settles Chadrick, 67, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at her residence in Corsicana. She was born Nov. 25, 1949 in Corsicana to Catalina Gonzales and Ervin Settles, and was the oldest of seven children.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a master seamstress who enjoyed spending as much time with her family as possible. She had a love for country music and mystery shows.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Santos Gonzales and Roman Gonzales; her father, Ervin Settles; and a husband, Donnie Ray Chadrick.

She is survived by her mother, Catalina Hodge and step-father, Arthur Hodge; husband, Ermenegildo Pavana Zamora; daughter, Audrey Chadrick Beck; son, Samuel Zamora and wife Ruby; step-children, Kellie Robison and LaDonna Goerzen; grandchildren, Brandy Beck, Vincent Beck, Sadie Chadrick, Shanlee Zamora, Zoey Zamora, and Samuel Zamrora, Jr,; great-granddaughter, Julia Rogers; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. She had a heart of gold that will always be loved and remembered forever.

Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ermenegildo Zamora, Samuel Zamora, Vincent Beck, Domingo Settles, Arthur Hodge, Jr., and Kenny Stallings.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Donnie Ray Chadrick & Ermenegildo Pavana Zamora; d/o Ervin Settles & Cataline (Gonzales) Settles-Hodge

Mary Ann (Warrington) Ray
Mar 8, 1876 - Nov 6, 1968

THURSDAY FUNERAL FOR MRS MARY RAY

Mrs. Mary Ray died Tuesday of last week in Hot Springs, Ark., and funeral was held in Corsicana Thursday afternoon at 2 oclock with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.  She was born in Miss. in 1876 and lived in Barry 50 years before moving to Hot Springs in 1966.  Rev. Johnny Johnson of Grand Prairie was the minister and grandsons were Casket Bearers.

Mrs. Ray is survived by a son, James Ray of Mexia; daughters, Mrs. Lalia Brooks of Barry, Mrs. Willie May Hukill and Mrs. Christy Kirby, both of Hot Springs; 14 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Notes:

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

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