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Blanche Irene Wilson
Sep 22, 1929 - Jun 2, 1930

Baby Was Buried Monday Afternoon; Died Sunday Night

Blanche Irene Wilson, 8-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Wilson, 834 South Sixteenth street, died at 11 o’clock Sunday night and the funeral was held from the residence Monday afternoon at 2:30 with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Smith.

The baby took ill Sunday. A twin brother of the little girl is in the Navarro county hospital seriously ill. He became sick Sunday.

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

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James Thomas Ratliff
Nov 4, 1881 - Jan 12, 1930

JAMES T. RATLIFF DIED SUDDENLY AT HIS FARM SUNDAY

James Thomas Ratliff, aged 48 years, resident of Corsicana until a short time ago, died suddenly with an attack of apoplexy at his farm, seven miles south of Jacksonville, Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, and the body arrived in Corsicana Monday morning at 11:20 o’clock and was taken to the Corley McMahon Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. Ellan A. Ratliff, Corsicana; one brother, R. A. Ratliff, Corsicana; four children, Mrs. J. B. Dunlap, Eureka; Dovie, Madeline and Lorene Ratliff, all of Corsicana; three step-children, Nellie Simington, Corsicana; Josie Hodge, Jacksonville, and James Simington, Corsicana.

At press hour Monday afternoon, no definite arrangements had been completed, but it was expected that the funeral would be held some time Tuesday.

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BURIAL OF FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for J. T. Ratliff, aged 48 years, resident of Corsicana until a short time ago, who died at his farm several miles south of Jacksonville, Tex., Sunday morning at 8 o’clock with a stroke of apoplexy, will be held here on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial at Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived here Monday and was taken to the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellan A. Ratliff, Corsicana; four children, Mrs. J. B. Dunlop, Eureka; Dovie, Madlene and Lorene Ratliff, all of Corsicana; three step-children, Nellie Simington, Corsicana; Josie Hodge, Jacksonville, and James Simington, Corsicana; and one brother, R. A. Ratliff, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. T. RATLIFF HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for J. T. Ratliff aged 48 years, resident of Corsicana until a short time ago, who died at his home seven miles south of Jacksonville Sunday morning with a stroke of apoplexy, were held here Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. Ellen A. Ratliff, Corsicana; four children, three step-children, one brother, R. A. Ratliff, Corsicana and other relatives.

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

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Ellen A. (Smith) Ratliff
Mar 11, 1859 - Aug 19, 1941

MRS. ELLEN RATLIFF DIED MONDAY NIGHT; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Ellen A. Ratliff, aged 83 years, died at the home of her son, R. A. Ratliff, 702 South Twentieth street, Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by A. E. Walker, minister of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Ratliff was a long-time resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are her son and several grandchildren.

Corley funeral home will direct arrangements.

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Lamar Lee Prewitt
Oct 13, 1902 - Nov 24, 1957

L. L. Prewitt Dies Sunday Of Heart Attack

L. L. (Pat) Prewitt, 55, oil field worker, died at the family home, 311 West Collin street, Sunday morning of a heart attack.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester P. Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, and Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, and Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. D. W. Prewitt, Corsicana; three brothers, E. W. Prewitt, Corsicana; John D. Prewitt, Columbia, Miss., and Bill Prewitt, Fort Worth; six sisters, Mrs. E. C. Raby, Mrs. S. D. Goins, and Mrs. Frances Baldauf, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Clifford Stewart, Tyler; Mrs. L. A. Horn, Palestine, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Nagy, Fred Kesinger, Sr.; T. D. Odom, Pete McCain, M. D. Shook and C. R. Matthews.

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Annie Eliza (Ferrell) Bee
Apr 15, 1869 - Jul 15, 1932

MRS. CHARLES BEE DIED AT HOME HERE FRIDAY MORNING

BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY MORNING WITH FUNERAL AT 10 O’CLOCK

Mrs. Charles Bee, aged 63 years, died at the family home, 1605 West Seventh avenue, Friday morning at 9 o’clock following an illness of several months and funeral services will be held from the home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mrs. Bee was a long-time member.

Mrs. Bee was the widow of the late Chas. Bee. She had resided in Corsicana for 35 years.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence Bee, Summerville; Chas. Bee Jr., and Roland Bee, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Harrison, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. A. J. Tyler, Avinger; Mrs. Nealie Feige, Avinger; Mrs. F. B. Banning, Dallas; and three brothers, Willis Ferrell, Dallas; Robert Ferrell, Dallas, and George Ferrell, Corsicana.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 15, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Bee, Sr; d/o James H. Ferrell & Minnie Hines per death certificate (sister Nealie Feige’s death certificate says Amanda (Hinds) Ferrell)

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FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR MRS. CHAS. BEE

Funeral services for Mrs. Chas. Bee, aged 63 years, resident of Corsicana for 35 years, who died Friday morning at 9 o’clock following an illness of several months, were held from the family home, 1605 West Seventh avenue Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Bee had been a member for many years.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence Bee, Summerville; Charles Bee, Jr. and Roland Bee, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Harrison, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. A. J. Tyler, Avinger; Mrs. Neale Feige, Avinger; and Mrs. F. B. Banning, Dallas, and George Ferrell, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Charles Wood, Clay Griffith, Palmer Tatum, Wayne Brown, L. Prine, Preston Harrison, A. E. Haslam and S. W. Burdine.

Singers were Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. H. O. Blanding, Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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Katherine (Shell) Pinkston-Stovall-Ellett
Feb 4, 1904 - Jul 29, 1959

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Ellett

Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Ellett, the former Katherine Shell of Corsicana, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the St. John’s Episcopal church.

The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of the church, assisted by Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, assistant rector. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Ellett was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Shell and formerly was associated with the clinic.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer E. Folk, Snyder, and Mrs. Dan Bee, Longview; two brothers, Dr. Wm. T. Shell, Jr. and Rufus D. Shell, both of Corsicana; three grandsons, two granddaughters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Bee, J. I. Ellett, A. W. Wareing, Ed M. Polk, A. P. Mays and Dr. Wm. B. Mayfield.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 30, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Lucian Albert Pinkston, Jr. married Apr. 30, 1924 2nd husband Ralph Stovall married Oct. 3, 1940 3rd husband John Benson Ellett married Jul. 19, 1947 buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery d/o Dr. William Thomas Shell, Sr. and Kate Burns (Taylor) Shell

Lucian Albert Pinkston, Jr.
Sep 24, 1893 - Aug 29, 1962

L. A. Pinkston Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Lucian A. Pinkston, 68, independent oil man, life-long Corsicana resident, 1419 West Third avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church of which Pinkston was a member.

A graduate of Corsicana High school and Texas A. and M. College. Pinkston was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ilene Pugh Pinkston, Corsicana; three daughters, Sue Pinkston, Corsicana; Mrs. Elmer Folk, Houston, and Mrs. Dan Bee, Longview; five grandchildren; a brother, Will Pinkston, and a nephew, Nat Pinkston, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Aubry Hays, Allen Pugh, R. W. George, Roy Hair, Fred Ware and P. D. Fullwood.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • CHS abt 1911, not listed in class roll in the 1917 yearbook
  • 1st wife Katherine (Shell) Pinkston-Stovall-Ellett married Apr. 30, 1924 2nd wife Mamie Ilene (Pugh) Pinkston-Marsh; s/o Lucian Albert Pinkston, Sr. & Clara Christina (Collins) Pinkston

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Hold Services L. A. Pinkston

Funeral services for Lucian A. Pinkston, 68, life-long Corsicana resident, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 10 a. m. from the McCammon Chapel.

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

A Veteran of World War I, Pinkston was a graduate of Corsicana High School and Texas A. and M. College. He was an oil man.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ilene Pugh Pinkston, 1419 West Third avenue; three daughters, Sue Pinkston, Corsicana; Mrs. Elmer Folk, Houston, and Mrs. Dan Bee, Longview; five grandchildren, a brother, Will Pinkston, Dallas; a nephew, Nat Pinkston, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aubry Hays, Allen Pugh, R. W. George, Roy Hair, Fred Ware and P. D. Fullwood.

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Maxwell Frederick “Max” Haste
Mar 9, 1867 - Mar 4, 1930

ROANE RESIDENT FOR MANY YEARS DIED HERE TUESDAY

M. F. Haste, aged 62 years, resident of the Roane community for the past 20 years, and formerly resident of Williamson county, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday morning about 11:15 o’clock, following a short illness with a heart ailment and the funeral will be held here some time late Wednesday afternoon, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. At press hour, the exact time and place where the funeral will be held had not been determined.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Leon F. Haste, Corsicana, and Charles Haste, student in Southern Methodist University, Dallas; one grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Gus Wolsch and Mrs. Robert Smith, both of Granger; one brother, Charles Haste, Granger, and a number of nieces and nephews of Granger and Temple.

The body has been carried to the home of his son, Leon F. Haste, 516 West Fifth avenue, where it will remain until the funeral hour.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 4, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Listed Hast on 1900 and 1910 census- sisters- Ida and Anna are listed as Hast on death certificates– parents are listed as Hast-Max and Millie’s marriage record says Hast) h/o Millie Jane (Brown) Haste married Nov. 28, 1894 Navarro county, Tx. s/o Charles F. Hast and Melvina (Schwarz) Hast

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. F. HASTE HELD WEDNESDAY

RESIDENT OF ROANE COMMUNITY PASSED AWAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL TUESDAY

Funeral services for M. F. Haste, 62, resident of the Roane community for the past 20 years, and formerly resident of Williamson county, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday shortly before noon with a heart attack were held from the First Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church, and formerly pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Mr. Haste was brought to the hospital Monday.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Leon Haste, Corsicana, and Charles Haste, student in Southern Methodist University, Dallas; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Gus Wolsch and Mrs. Robert Smith, Granger, one brother Charles Haste, Granger.

Active pallbearers were John Estes, Dick Pickens, Jim Estes, Russel Purifoy, Richard Parker and Lewis Tidd.

Honorary pallbearers were all officers of the Corsicana National Bank, E. W. Ellis, and all employees of the E. W. Ellis & Company and Drs. Shell and Kelton.

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Out-of-Town Friends and Relatives Here For Haste Funeral

The following are the out-of-town relatives and friends here Wednesday for the funeral services of the late M. F. Haste, father of our townsman Mr. Leon Haste, which were held at 3:30 o’clock at the First Baptist church. Mr. Charles Haste, Mrs. Robert Smith and son, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Welch and daughter, Miss Gladys Welch of Granger, Mrs. Mary Haste and daughter, and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Haynie of Temple; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Thompson and Miss Lela Thompson of Dallas; Charles Haste, a son, student of S. M. U. and Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Garlitz of Moran.

Deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved wife, and the two sons, Leon and Charles Haste, by their many Corsicana friends and acquaintances.

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Millie Jane (Brown) Haste
Jul 17, 1876 - May 28, 1958

Friday Services For Mrs. Haste

Mrs. Millie Haste, 83, formerly of Corsicana, died in San Antonio Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Leon F. Haste, San Antonio, and Charles H. Haste, Houston; four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Maude Harlitz, Moran and Mrs. Maggie Andrews, Corsicana; a brother, Albert Brown, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 29, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Maxwell Frederick “Max” Haste married Nov. 28, 1894; d/o Nehemiah Hutcheson Brown & Sophia Jane “Sophie” (Cauble) Brown buried in Bazette cemetery

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Hold Rites For Mrs. Millie Haste

Friday morning funeral rites were held from the Corley Chapel here for Mrs. Millie Haste, 82 former resident of Corsicana who died in San Antonio Wednesday.

Services were held at 10:30 a. m., with Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist Church, conducting. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Haste is survived by two sons, Leon F. Haste, San Antonio, and Charles H. Haste, Houston; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Harlitz, Moran, and Mrs. Maggie Andrews, Corsicana; a brother, Albert Brown, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Margaret Ellen “Maggie” (Brown) Andrews
Jul 17, 1876 - Apr 12, 1961

Mrs. Andrews Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

Mrs. Maggie Andrews, 83, native of Indiana, long-time Corsicana resident, died Wednesday night in the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the Northside Baptist church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John J. Jackson, Charlotte, Texas, and Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Andrews had resided at 820 West Thirteenth avenue for 16 years and had lived in Navarro county 50 years.

Surviving are eight sons, W. C. Andrews, Wichita Falls; A. D. Andrews, Kilgore; E. L. and G. H. Andrews, both of Roane; M. E., D. H. and H. l. Andrews, all of Corsicana, and J. B. Andrews, Petty’s Chapel; three daughters, Viola Odom, Odessa; and Mrs. Lena Roberson, Roane; a sister, Mrs. Maude Garlitz, Moran; 25 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 13, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Abraham Lafayette “Abe” Andrews; d/o Nehemiah Hutcheson Brown & Sophie Jane (Caudle) Brown buried in Bazette cemetery

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Hold Rites For Mrs. Andrews Here Friday

Funeral rites were held from the Northside Baptist church here Friday at 10:30 a. m. for Mrs. Maggie Andrews, 84, native of Indiana and longtime resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday night in the Navarro Clinic.

Services were conducted by Rev. John J. Jackson, Charlotte, Texas, and Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of 820 West Thirteenth Ave, for 16 years, Mrs. Andrews lived in Navarro county for a half-century.

She is survived by eight sons, W. C. Andrews, Wichita Falls; A. D. Andrews, Kilgore; E. L. and G. H. Andrews, both of Roane; M. E., D. H. and H. l. Andrews, all of Corsicana, and J. B. Andrews, Petty’s Chapel; three daughters, Viola Odom, Odessa; and Mrs. Lena Roberson, Roane; a sister, Mrs. Maude Garlitz, Moran; 25 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Cornelia (Duncan) Brown
Jun 13, 1881 - Aug 28, 1971

Brown

Funeral services were to be Monday at 3 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. W. A. Brown, 90, a longtime Corsicana resident who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. D. W. Rider was to officiate.

Survivors include a son, J. H. Brown of Oxnard, Calif.; daughters, Mrs. A. B. Carter of Dallas, Mrs. Clara Childress of Dallas, Mrs. Lillian Pierce of Corsicana and Mrs. Mildred Greenberg of Los Angeles; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Lee Juan Lanford, Monte Allred, Raymond Tuel, Charles Cates, Roy Brown and Mark Lanford.

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Ernest Wade Carpenter
Nov 19, 1929 - Jan 20, 1930

Baby Was Buried Tuesday Afternoon

Ernest Wade Carpenter, two-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Carpenter, East Second avenue, died about 9 o’clock Monday night and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. M. W. Burgess, Church of the Nazarene.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Joseph Arthur Holloway
Apr 27, 1854 - Jan 28, 1930

PIONEER OF ROANE COMMUNITY BURIED HERE WEDNESDAY

Joseph A. Holloway, aged 78 years, farmer, native of Tennessee but pioneer resident of the Roane community, died at his home at Roane Tuesday night and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Roane Methodist church. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of Corsicana, and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, A. B. Holloway, Roane; M. W. Holloway, Goodland, Texas; Joe Holloway, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Graham Holloway, Austin; four daughter, Mrs. George T. Jackson, Corsicana; Mrs. O. C. Goodwin, Zion’s Rest; Mrs. Hugh Cammin, Corsicana, and Miss Exie Holloway, Roane; and a number of other relatives.

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

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Edmond M. “Ed” Brown
Jul 18, 1848 - Aug 25, 1930

Aged Resident of Kerens Community Is Buried Tuesday

Ed. M. Brown, aged 85 years died at his home three miles from Kerens Monday night at 7 o’clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral was directed by Percy Stockton of Kerens and Corley-McMahon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Aug 26, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Martha Virginia (Ponder) Brown married Nov. 22, 1874 2nd wife Robert Ellen (Scott) Scott-Brown married Aug. 21, 1895; s/o James P. Brown & Melissa (Trull) Brown

INFANT SON Wilson
B&D Jun 2, 1930

Infant Son Dies; Burial Tuesday

The one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Zack Wilson, Corsicana, Rt. 6, died at the Navarro county Hospital Monday night at 10 o’clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral was directed by Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Nannie (Parker) Huitt
Jun 18, 1848 - Sep 16, 1930

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSES AWAY AT HOME TUESDAY

MRS. NANNIE HUITT BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Nannie Huitt, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, wife of the late John Huitt, died at her home, 504 South Nineteenth street, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which she was a charter member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the church. Services at the grave were in charge of the Woodmen Circle.

Mrs. Huitt had resided in Navarro county for 42 years, and had been living in Corsicana 35 years.

Surviving are three sons, John Huitt, Beaumont; Arthur W. Huitt, Corsicana; James L. Huitt, Legion, Texas; one daughter, Miss Lula Huitt, Corsicana; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One grandson, Cedric Jeffries, lived with his grandmother for a number of years here.

Active pallbearers were Allen Edens, John C. Hughes, Luther W. Ashmore, Bruce Nutt, A. P. Young and Americus Wright.

Honorary pallbearers were intimate friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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IN MEMORY OF GRANNIE HUITT.

On Tuesday, Sep. 16, the death angel visited the Huitt home and took a very treasured member to rest. One who was loved by everyone. One that will especially be missed by the Woodmen Circle, Violet Grove, No. 49. Even though her health has not permitted her to attend for several months, we still have a memory of the circle days when Grannie was present every meeting day. Our hearts, in tender sympathy, goes out to each member of the family:

“In our Woodmen Circle there is a vacant chair
And how we miss a long loved member there.
But God knew best and called her on to rest,
We realize our loss is Heaven’s gain,
And that she knows no more earthly pain.
Even though the Woodmen Circle has lost a light.
In Heaven there’s a new star tonight.
Weep not dear loved ones
Our circle realizes your pain.
But our hopes for her recovery was all in vain,
Now that she is at rest
And her earthly pains are no more
Let our worldly prayers be
That we too shall meet her on that golden shore.”

Written by a member of the Woodmen Circle
Violet Grove, No. 49.

OLLIE LINDSEY.

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To Unveil Monument

The W. O. W. and Woodman Circle, Grove No. 49 will unveil the monument of Mrs. Nannie Huitt Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at
Oakwood cemetery, to which the public is invited.

All W. O. W. and Circle members are invited to take part in the unveiling ceremony and those who will take part are requested to meet at the W. O. W. Hall Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

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Henry McSpadden “Hal” Peck
Jan 17, 1859 - Jul 25, 1930

HAL M. PECK DIED EARLY FRIDAY; TO BE BURIED HERE

Hal M. Peck, Sr., 602 North Twenty-Sixth street, pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro county aged about 70 years died in a San Antonio hospital at an early hour Friday morning, according to information received here Friday, and the body will arrive in Corsicana at an early hour Saturday morning.

The body will be in charge of the Sutherland Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements wil not be completed until the arrival of Hal M. Peck, Jr. of Tampa, only son of the deceased, who is en route to Corsicana from his home. It is expected that the funeral services will be held here some time Saturday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Peck, wife of the deceased, is in a McKinney hospital and it is thought that she will be unable to attend the funeral services of her husband.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HAL M. PECK ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Hal M. Peck, aged 71 years, native of Tennessee, but pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died at San Antonio Friday morning at 8:35 o’clock, were held from the family home, 602 North Twenty-sixth street, Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He was engaged in the cotton and oil business here for many years, and was sell known in this section of the country.

The body arrived in Corsicana at an early hour Saturday morning.

Surviving are his wife, who id very ill in a McKinney hospital, and unable to be here for the funeral; one son, Hal Peck, Pampa, Texas, and other relatives.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers were Charles G. Jester, Lowry Martin, A. E. Haslam, T. J. Walton, Carroll Miller and Ed M. Polk.

Singers were Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. H. O. Blanding, Roy Leeds and Robert E. Layton.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Mary Jane Elitha “Mollie” (Stribling) Moore
Feb 12, 1841 - Mar 14, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY HERE FRIDAY

MRS. MOLLIE E. MOORE WILL BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mollie E. Moore, aged 89 years, native of Mississippi, but resident of Texas for many years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Houston, 1439 West Sixth avenue, Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Prior to moving to Corsicana in 1899, Mrs. Moore resided at Independence, Texas.

She had been a member of the Methodist church since early childhood.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Houston, Mrs. J. N. Edens, both of Corsicana; Mrs. L. S. Henderson, Beaumont; and Mrs. G. B. Speed, Plainview; two sisters, Mesdames McWilliams, both of Lauderdale, Miss., and a number of grandchildren.

Mrs. Moore had been in failing health for some time.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. MOLLIE MOORE

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie E. Moore, aged 89 years, native of Mississippi but resident of Texas for many years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Houston, 1439 West Sixth avenue, Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock, were held from the Houston residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mrs. Moore had been a member of the Methodist church since childhood.

Prior to moving to Corsicana in 1899, Mrs. Moore had resided at Independence, Texas for many years.

Mrs. Moore had been in failing health for some time.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R. L. Houston and Mrs. J. N. Edens, both of Corsicana; Mrs. I. S. Henderson, Beaumont; and Mrs. G. B. Speed, Plainview; one son, Stribling Moore, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mesdames McWilliams, Lauderdale, Miss., and a number of grandchildren.

The First National Bank closed at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon for the funeral.

Pallbearers were the following grandsons: J. N. Edens, Jr., Tom Houston, Don McCulloch, Robert Henderson, Harry Sherwood and Jack Cunningham.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Macie (Moore) Edens
Aug 22, 1881 - Apr 5, 1974

Mrs. Edens

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. N. Edens, Sr., widow of the late J. N. Edens, who died Friday at her home after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Jack Riley will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Meridian, Miss., she had resided in Corsicana about 85 years and was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Cunningham of Corsicana; a grandson, Bill Cunningham, Corsicana; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. N. Edens, Jr., Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews; and a great-grandson, Bill Cunningham, Jr., of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will include Jerry Roe, David Brown, Charles Barnaby, Oliver Albritton, Jack McKinney, Ralph R. Brown, Ed M. Polk, George Weinschel, Dr. W. B. Mayfield, Hoyt Moore, and W. D. Wyatt.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, April, 7, 1974
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  • w/o Joseph Napoleon Edens, Sr. married June 8, 1902; d/o Joseph Brook Moore & Mary Jane Elitha “Mollie” (Stribling) Moore

Joseph Napoleon “Uncle Pole” Edens, Sr.
Aug 26, 1882 - Apr 9, 1972

Pioneer Rancher, Banker J. N. Edens Dies Here at 90

J. N. (Uncle Pole) Edens, Sr., 90, retired prominent Corsicana banker and rancher, died Sunday at his Hwy 287 ranch home after an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong Corsicana resident, born Aug. 26, 1881.

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. H. Lively Brown, pastor of First Methodist Church of which he was a member, officiating. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, the former Macie Moore to whom he was married June 8, 1902; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Cunningham; one grandson, William Edens Cunningham, all of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe of Dallas.

Pallbearers were to include W. D. Wyatt, Hoyt Moore, Otto Smith, Charles Barnaby, Ralph R. Brown, George Weinschel, Ed M. Polk, Wesley Edens, Dr. William Mayfield and Dr. Jack McKinney.

Honorary pallbearers were the directors and officers of First National Bank of which he was honorary chairman of the board.

Edens was the second president of First National Bank, serving from 1925 until he retired as president of May, 1942. He was elected chairman of the board, a position he held until 1968.

Edens was elected president and general manager of the Corsicana Cotton Mills shortly after retiring as bank president and headed up what for many years was one of Corsicana’s largest industries for approximately 20 years.

He was one of the first Herford breeders in the Southwest and started his herd of purebred Herefords in 1901 on a foundation of imported cattle.

He was one of the founders of the Navarro County Agricultural and Livestock Show and Rodeo which was established in 1938 and served as president throughout the 20 years it was an annual highlight. The “county fair” was succeeded by the establishment of the Navarro County Youth Exposition to encourage and showcase the talents of youth.

Edens was originator in 1938 of a novel plan to encourage Navarro County boys to feed out livestock at home. Under the plan, which gained widespread popularity around the country, the boy was loaned sufficient funds to purchase his calf on his own signature on a note without additional endorsement, at a low rate of interest. Blanket insurance was carried on the calves to protect the loans and the cost prorated among the boys participating in the project.

He exhibited his prize winning cattle at livestock shows throughout the Southwest for many years.

Edens was active in civic work of his community and had served as president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, and was a Mason.

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J. N. Edens

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday for J. N. Edens, Sr., 90 retired rancher, banker and community leader, at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Dr. H. Lively Brown officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. He died Sunday.

A breeder of purebred Herefords, Edens served 17 years as president of First National Bank, 1925-1942, and as chairman of the board until 1968 when he was made honorary board chairman when ill health prevented his attending board meetings.

He served as president of the Corsicana Cotton Mills for 20 years; was a founder and driving force behind the Navarro County Agricultural and Livestock Show and Rodeo throughout its existence from 1938 to the late 1950’s.

He is survived by his widow, a son, J. N. Edens, Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Cunningham; a grandson, William Edens Cunningham, all of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe, Dallas.

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Zelma Clarecy (Owen) Boyte
Sep 12, 1900 - Apr 24, 1976

Mrs. Boyte

Services will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Baptist church for Mrs. Zelma Boyte, 75, who died Saturday in Waco. The Rev. Maurice McLeroy and Rev. George M. Hair will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery

She was born in Barry and was a life-long resident of Navarro county.

Survivors include one son, Edwin Boyte of Medord, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Russell and Miss Katherine Boyte, both of Corsicana and Mrs. George M. Hair of Nash, Okla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dwane Brysom, Bill Richardson, Henry Ponder, E. A. Richards, Mike Bailey, Larry Bailey, James Phelps and Johnny Harper.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Ruby “Rube” Boyte married Oct. 13, 1919; d/o William Travis “Hood” Owen & Genirah May (New) Sullivan-Owen buried in Cryer Creek cemetery

Thomas Afton Farmer
Feb 2, 1930 - Feb 3, 1930

Infant Is Buried Monday Afternoon

A one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Farmer, 917 West Seventh avenue, died at an early hour Monday morning and the funeral was held from the residence Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Reuben Long Sheets
Apr 19, 1882 - Aug 29, 1930

FORMER CORSICANA MAN FOUND DEAD IN WACO STORE FRIDAY

Reuben L. Sheets, salesman for Wood Brothers’ clothiers, was found dead on the third floor of the store at 422 Austin avenue, yesterday about 6 p.m. by a negro porter.

Mr. Sheets’ head had been pierced by a bullet which had entered through the forehead. A pistol was said to have been found near the body.

Mr. Sheets, who is survived by his widow, lived at Hardin apartments. He had been an employee of Wood brothers for several years.

Complete details of the death could not be obtained. Dero Wood, manager of the store was not in the building. Several other salesmen were in the store on the first floor, it was said.

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REUBEN L. SHEETS BURIED HERE SUNDAY SERVICES IN WACO

Funeral services for Reuben L. Sheets of Waco who died Friday evening were held in Waco at the First Baptist church with Dr. J. M. Dawson conducting at 10 o’clock Sunday morning and the body was brought overland to Corsicana, where it was interred in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. Howard Williams conducted the services at the grave.

The cortege reached Corsicana about 2 o’clock. The deceased is survived by his wife, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sheets of Corsicana, two brothers, Dock and Earl, and two sisters, Flora and Beatrice.

The funeral was under the direction of Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home of Waco, assisted by the Sutherland Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Eva May Long
Aug 20, 1923 - Dec 3, 1930

LITTLE GIRL DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY AN AUTOMOBILE

Funeral services for Eva Mae Long, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Long, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon about 5:30 o’clock from injuries received earlier in the afternoon when she was struck by an automobile near the library, were held from the family residence, corner of South Eighteenth and West Sixteenth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

It was reported that the little child stepped from an automobile and started to cross the street to the library when she was struck by the car and knocked to the pavement. A fractured skull and other injuries were received. She was rushed to the hospital. It was reported that the other car was driven by Mrs. Louis Wolens.

Surviving are the parents and four little brothers, Robert Earl, Edgar Jarrell, Alton and Lendon Long.

Pallbearers were R. H. Lee, Ed Black, Robert Humphries and Eddie Steele.

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

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Rosiline Fredonia (Stanley) Barton
Jan 27, 1857 - Jun 30, 1930

AGED WOMAN DIED MONDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL TUESDAY

Mrs. R. F. Barton, aged 73 years, died at the family home, 904 East Ninth avenue, Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, after a lingering illness and the funeral was held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, conducted the services.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Lee Barton, Corsicana and one son who resides in North Texas; one daughter, Miss Sarah Barton, Corsicana.

The family had resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

The funeral was directed by Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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IN MEMORY.

Mrs. Rosa Barton was born near Pritchett Jan. 27, 1857, where she lived the early part of her life. Leaving there in 1910 she came west to Corsicana where she lived until her death. She joined the Missionary Baptist church when a young girl and lived a devoted Christian in that church until 1913 when she joined the old Primitive Baptist of which faith she remained until death. She was afflicted for several years, being confined to her bed the last four years. But she bore all her afflictions with a smile because of the faith she had in the Lord who doeth all things well.

She departed this life June 30 at 5:15 p.m. 1930. Surviving are her husband, D. T. Barton, four children, two boys and two girls, Hollis Sallie and Lizzie, who reside at Corsicana and Hiram, who resides at Shamrock, two brothers, one sister, Rev. D. W. Stanley, Mrs. P. E. Muler, who reside near Pritchett; R. H. Stanley, who resides near Mineola. The relatives were all present except her brothers who could not attend on account of old age and ill health.

Funeral services were held at the home, 904 East Ninth avenue at 4 p.m. conducted by Rev. E. H. Black. She was laid to rest in
Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana.

Written by,
ONE WHO LOVED HER.

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Julia Ramirez
abt Dec 1929 - Jul 27, 1930

Funeral Sunday For Little Girl

Funeral services for Julia Ramirez, seven months old daughter of Joaquin Ramirez, died at 8 o’clock Sunday morning and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Sutherland funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Horatio Philpott “Phil” , Sr.
Jan 30, 1908 - Feb 8, 1965

Phil Daviss Dies Monday Of Heart Attack

Phil Daviss, 57, of 1503 Ficklin avenue, died in Memorial hospital early Monday morning of a heart attack.

Native of Fairfield, he had spent most of his life in Corsicana. He was the son of the late Judge and Mrs. H. B. Daviss of Corsicana.

Surviving are his widow; a son, Jerry Daviss; a daughter, Miss JoAnn Daviss; a grandson, Phillip Kyle Daviss, all of Corsicana, two brothers, Hubert Daviss, Lubbock, and D. Burle Daviss, Houston attorney; three sisters, Mrs. L. E., Kelton, Jr.; Mrs. Etheridge King and Mrs. W. S. Jackson, and other relatives.

The rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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  • h/o Connie Mae (Weveka) Daviss married Oct 14, 1932; s/o Hugh Busby Daviss, Judge & Sarah Ellen “Sallie” (Burleson) Daviss

Horatio Philpott “Phil” Daviss, Jr.
Oct 20, 1935 - Sep 3, 1955

Phil Daviss, Jr. Fatally Shocked By Model Plane

Phil Daviss, Jr., 19 was pronounced dead at Memorial hospital Saturday night after being shocked by electricity while operating a model plane near the family residence, 1503 Ficklin avenue. The accident occurred about 6:15 p.m., it was reported and artificial respiration was applied until an ambulance arrived and sped him to the hospital.

Rites Monday Morning
Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Companions were quoted as saying that the plane did not touch the 12,500-volt high line nearby but the charge is believed to have “jumped” or “arced” to the wire in the cord guiding the plane. This theory was also made by Embry S. Ferguson, district manager of the Texas Power and Light Company, after employes of the utility and police had investigated the site where the fatality occurred. Ferguson said the charge “jumped” to the plane although the plane did not actually touch the wire.

CHS Graduate
Daviss, a graduate of Corsicana High School, had attended New Mexico School of Mines last year and had planned to enter Texas Tech in Lubbock within a few days as a sophomore. He had been employed by the Magnolia Pipeline Company in West Texas during the summer, returning home last Sunday for a short vacation before entering Tech.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Daviss; a brother, Jerry Daviss, and a sister, Jo Ann Daviss, all of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Winnie Weverka, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. W. L. Speed, both of Roswell, N. M., and a number of other relatives.

The parents had arrived home from a visit with relatives in Roswell only a short time before the tragedy.

Pallbearers were David Lamb, Carroll Montgomery, Don Winslow, John Mann, Jack Thompson, Bell White, Kenneth Drew and Dale Lake.

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Willie (Rea) Jordan
Sep 4, 1892 - Mar 12, 1972

Mrs. Jordan

Funeral services were scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Willie Jordan of 624 North 37th Street. She died at Memorial Hospital Sunday. She was born in Navarro County, Sep. 4, 1892. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, C. B. Jordan of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Ware of Corsicana; Mrs. Lewin Johnston of Corsicana and Mrs. C. L. Norris; one brother, Jack Rea of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. L. W. Keathley of Corsicana; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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  • w/o Charles Benjamin Jordan married Aug. 6, 1911; d/o Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Rea & Alice Jane (DeWitt) Rea buried in Dresden cemetery

Gladys Gertrude (Burrow) Russell
Feb 23, 1902 - Jun 24, 1930

Mrs. Gladys Russell Died Here Tuesday; Burial Wednesday

Mrs. Gladys Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Burrow, 722 West Tenth avenue, died at the family home at 7:30 Tuesday morning and funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Burrow, three brothers, Ben Burrow, Houston, David Brown, who resides in Louisiana; John T. Brown, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Williams, Post, and Mrs. Pauley Lee Master, Monroe, La.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. RUSSELL

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Burrow, 722 West Tenth avenue, who died at the family home Tuesday morning at 7:30 were held from the family residence Wednesday afternoon at three, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are her parents, three brothers, Ben Burrow, Houston; David Brown, Louisiana, and John T. Brown, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Williams, Post; and Mrs. Pauley Lee Master, Monroe, La.

Pallbearers were Harry Dickson, Dr. W. T. Shell, Campbell Gillespie, Allen Fullerton, Allen Breithaupt and Earl Reese.

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

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Sarah Frances “Fannie” (Shelly) Brown-Burrow
Apr 30, 1859 - Sep 28, 1934

MRS. R. D. BURROW DIED AT HOME HERE FRIDAY MORNING

Mrs. R. D. Burrow, age 76, died at her home 722 West Tenth avenue at 6 o’clock Friday morning and funeral services will be held from the home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. The services will be conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Burrow had been a resident of Corsicana many years and took an active part in church and civic affairs.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, R. D. Burrow, Baton Rouge, La., D. M. Brown, Corsicana; John T. Brown, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. B. E. Williams, Post; Mrs. Panel LeMaster, San Francisco, Calif., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

Pallbearers will be E. W. (Pete) O’Daniel, H. R. Strewart, Ed Sheets, A. G. Steele, Dick Copley and C. B. Haley.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR MRS. BURROW

Funeral services for Mrs. R. D. Burrow, aged 75, who died at her home, 732 West Tenth avenue, Friday morning at 6 o’clock were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the family home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, R. D. Burrow, Baton Rouge, La., D. M. Brown, Corsicana; John T. Brown, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. B. E. Williams, Post; Mrs. Panel LeMaster, San Francisco, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. W. (Pete) O’Daniel, H. R. Strewart, Ed Sheets, A. G. Steele, Dick Copley and C. B. Haley.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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William Howard Price
Mar 20, 1921 - Jan 8, 1930

BURIAL HERE FOR BOY WHO DIED AT LULING WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for William Howard Price, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Price, who died Wednesday afternoon in Luling following a short illness, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the chapel of the Harris Corsicana Funeral Home, with J. L. Hines, pastor of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment was made in the Oakwood cemetery.

The family formerly resided in Corsicana but moved to Luling approximately six months ago where the father was employed by the Humble Oil Company.

Surviving the deceased are his parents, one sister, Edith; two brothers, Edward and Joseph, all residing in Luling.

The Harris Corsicana Funeral Home took charge of the body when it arrived in Corsicana early Friday morning, and were in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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William Harvey Payne
Nov 8, 1878 - Aug 2, 1930

HESTER RESIDENT DIED SATURDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

W. H. Payne, aged 51 years resident of the Hester community, died at the Navarro county hospital Saturday morning at 3:30 o’clock and the funeral was held from the Sutherland Funeral Home chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and six sons, Everett E. Payne, Troy W. Payne, John Howard Payne, William Kyle Payne, Arthur Wesley Payne, and Joe Thrash Payne.

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Ned Clifton Rankin
Mar 1, 1902 - Jan 13, 1930

FORMER CORSICANA YOUTH DIED SUNDAY IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Ned Rankin, age 27, died in Oklahoma City about 12 o’clock Sunday night, according to word reaching here today. The body will be brought back here for burial, according to present plans, but definite announcements could not be made on account of the serious illness of his mother.

The deceased was reared here.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hord of Hubbard; two brothers, C. C, Rankin, Dallas; W. E. Rankin, Galveston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Duncan, Corsicana; two aunts, Mrs. H. R. McCandless and MRs. J. D. Carroll, both of Corsicana, and one uncle, Clifton Duncan, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

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NED RANKIN WILL BE BROUGHT BACK HOME FOR BURIAL

FORMER CORSICANA YOUTH DIED IN OKLAHOMA CITY HOSPITAL EARLY MONDAY

The body of Ned Rankin, aged 27 years, formerly of Corsicana and well known here, who died with pneumonia in the Oklahoma City hospital at an early hour Monday morning, will be forwarded to Corsicana late Tuesday night and is scheduled to arrive here Wednesday morning at 11:20 o’clock on the southbound H. and T. C. passenger train. The body will be taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. H. R. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue, by the Sutherland Funeral Home. Complete details relative to the funeral had not been completed Tuesday morning, but funeral services will be held sometime Thursday or Friday with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Rankin was born and reared in Corsicana and attended school here until he was in the high school. He graduated from the Hubbard High School with the class of 1921. Rankin had been in the insurance business for several years.

Surviving are his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; two brothers, W. E. Rankin, Galveston; and Charles Rankin, Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Duncan, Corsicana; two aunts, Mrs. McCandless and Mrs. J. D. Carroll, both of Corsicana; and one uncle, Clifton Duncan, Wichita Falls.

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BODY NED RANKIN ARRIVES WEDNESDAY FUNERAL THURSDAY

Funeral services for Ned Rankin, 27, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital early Monday morning with pneumonia, will be held the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday morning at 11:20 o’clock on the Southern Pacific Lines passenger train and was taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. H. R. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue, by the Sutherland Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the church.

Rankin was born in Corsicana and attended school here until he was in high school. He graduated from the Hubbard High school with the class of 1921. He had been in the insurance business for a number of years.

Surviving are his step-father, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; two brothers, W. E. Rankin, Galveston, and Charles Rankin, Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Duncan, Corsicana; two aunts, Mrs. J. D. Carroll and Mrs. McCandless, both of Corsicana, and one uncle, Clifton Duncan, Wichita Falls.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR FORMER CORSICANAN

NED RANKIN BURIED FROM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH; DIED OKLAHOMA CITY

Funeral services for Ned Rankin, 27, who died in Oklahoma City with pneumonia Monday, were held from the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Rankin was a native of Corsicana and attended school here for a number of years, the family later moved to Hillsboro and then to Hubbard, where he graduated with the class of 1921.

Surviving are his step-father, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; two brothers, W. E. Rankin, Galveston, and Charles Rankin, Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Duncan, Corsicana; two aunts, Mrs. J. D. Carroll and Mrs. McCandless, both of Corsicana, and one uncle, Clifton Duncan, Wichita Falls.

The body of Rankin arrived in Corsicana Wednesday and was taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Irvie Sparkman, Ed. M. Polk, Jr., Charles Holloway, John Murray McGee, Dan Comfort and Dr. Wm. Shell, Jr., Albert Berry, all of Corsicana and Emmett Cooper of Dallas.

Honorary pallbearers were Wm. Peck, Jr., Corsicana; Jack Benson, Tulsa, Okla.; Randolph Jackson, Corsicana; Kenneth Huggart, Dallas; Clay J. Berry, Fort Worth; Guy Davis, Corsicana; E. M. Polk, Sr.’ Corsicana; Robert Farris, Houston; Fred Shelton, Houston; Jim Stell, Waco; R. A. Caldwell, Jr., Houston; Hal Peck, Amarillo; Beverly Caldwell, Corsicana; Grayson Henry, Ranger; Roy DeLafosse, Corsicana; Bobby Steel, Corsicana; Leon Carroll, Athens; H. E. Faubion, Hartford; Jimmie Leech, Richmond; Carl Hancock, Atlanta; Bedford Moore, New Orleans; W. H. Crawford, Dallas; E. K. McDowell, Dallas; J. T. Nowlin, Dallas; F. R. Charles, Dallas; E. F. Yerrington, Dallas; C. H. Cowan, Frank Beadley, Ed, N. Pearson, George Kline, John Wilkinson, F. C. Newcomer, Peyton Harrison, John Bosdette and Ted Thornton, Aubrey Tapp and Tracy TApp of Oklahoma City; J. D. Gumm, Dallas; Alwin Hines, McKinney; Harry Mensman, Dallas; Max Wymore, Fort Worth; Alphonse Kennison, Galveston; C. P. Harwill, Dallas; Robert Prine, Dallas; Dave Kelton, Dallas; Buster Clayton, Tulsa; Ben Dave Allen, New York City; Jack Sweatman, Corsicana; Clarke Butler, Corsicana and Preston Harrison, Corsicana.

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rankin and their two younger children, who were here Thursday for the funeral services of Mr. Rankin’s brother, Ned Rankin, returned last evening to their home in Dallas. They were guests while here of Mrs. Rankin’s parents, Capt. and Mrs. C. A. Davis.

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Many Out of Town Relatives, Friends Attend Rankin Rites.

Even though the weather was extremely cold Thursday, quite a number of out-of-town friends and relatives attended the funeral of the late Ned Rankin, son of Mrs. Edna Rankin Hord of Hubbard, who died of pneumonia in Oklahoma City, where he made his home. He and his brothers, Charles Rankin of Dallas and Billy Rankin of Galveston, and his mother, formerly resided in Corsicana, and his popularity here, and elsewhere over the state was attested by the large concourse of friends that braved the cold to pay their last tributes of love and respect, and by the lovely array of flowers that bespeak in their silent beauty, love and sympathy for the loved ones left to mourn his loss.

Those present were: Messrs. E. K. McDowell, S. R. Charles, J. S. Nowlin, E. F. Yerrington, J. D. Gumm, Charles Cotnam, Emmett Cooper, W. H. Crawford and Harry Neusman, insurance men of Dallas; Alvin Hines, McKinney; Mr. and Mrs. T. Champ Fitzhugh of Waco; Max Wymore, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Cowan, Oklahoma City, with whom the deceased made his home; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hall, Palestine; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sheppard, and Mr. and Mrs. L. Homer Carroll of Kerens; Mr. Hord of Hubbard, step-father; Brooks Hord, Mmes. C. W. White, Alice Huddleston, R. H. Booker, J. H. Bryan, Carl Boyles, and Rev. M. O. Cheek of Hillsboro; H. R. McCandless, Jr., of Baylor University, Waco; Mrs. Billie Rankin, Step grandmother of Austin; Mrs. Alvah Rankin, Houston. His aunt, Mrs. J. K. Salter of Beaumont was unable to attend the funeral services on account of illness in her family.

All Corsicana friends join in extending Mrs. Hord and her sons, Charles and Billy Rankin, heartfelt sympathy at this time of their great sorrow.

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Charles Duncan Rankin
Nov 5, 1896 - May 3, 1939

CHARLES D. RANKIN, DALLAS INSURANCE EXECUTIVE, DIES

FORMER CORSICANAN WILL BE BURIED HERE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

DALLAS, May 4.—(AP)—Ten days after he fell on his head during a softball game, Charles D. Rankin, 42 died here yesterday.

The popular amateur sportsman was manager of the fire insurance department of a Dallas insurance company. He entered a hospital yesterday after his head began to pain him. Physicians said the blow caused a small clot on his brain.

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Rankin formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Winnie Lee Davis of Corsicana, and four children, all of Dallas; mother, Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; a brother, William E. Rankin, Galveston insurance executive; grandparents, Judge B. K. Duncan, Dallas, pioneer of Corsicana, and Mrs. Billy Rankin, Austin; three aunts, Mrs. J. D. Carroll, Corsicana; Mrs. H. R. McCandless, Dallas, and Mrs. Kate Salter, Beaumont; two uncles, Alvah Rankin, Houston, and Clifton Duncan, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Funeral rites are planned in Dallas Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Following the services in Dallas, the body will be brought overland to Corsicana. A short service will be held at Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made.

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CHARLES D. RANKIN FORMER CORSICANAN, BURIED SATURDAY

Funeral rites for Charles Duncan Rankin, aged 42 years, Dallas insurance executive and sportsman, who died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, were held in Dallas Saturday morning. The body was brought to Corsicana and a short service was held at the grave early Saturday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Charles Davis Rankin, Margaret, Winnifred and Julia Ann Rankin, all of Dallas, mother Mrs. Edna Duncan Hord, Hubbard; grandparents, B. K. Duncan, Dallas and Mrs. Billy Rankin, Austin; a brother, W. E. Rankin, Galveston; three aunts, Mrs. J. D. Carroll, Corsicana; Mrs. H. R. McCandless, Dallas, and Mrs. Kate Salter, Beaumont; and two uncles, Alvah Rankin, Houston, and Clifford Duncan, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

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John S. Agnew
1853 - Feb 9, 1911

SEEKING SETTLE ESTATE MAN WHO DIED HERE 1911

SUM OF MONEY HAS BEEN IN LOCAL BANK SINCE THAT DATE; FAMILY IN IRELAND

After almost nineteen years, the children of a Corsicana man are seeking to procure the small estate left by him, money in a local bank, and despositions and powers-of attorney are being prepared, Clay Nash, county judge of Navarro county, revealed Tuesday morning.

The family of the man were notified of his death a short time after he was buried, but no effort had been made to settle up his estate.

John S. Agnew, flagman for the Cotton Belt railroad here for a number of years, left his wife and six children in Ireland, in 1889 and came to America. His where abouts were not known by his family, but a brother in Kentucky wrote his family a short time after his death here where he had resided for a number of years. Agnew died and was buried here Feb. 9, 1911. At the time of his death, the account of $784.50 was carried in the First National bank here and upon an investigation recently, the money was still in the local bank. The wife of Agnew died about eight years ago in Ireland and the six children are now seeking to settle the estate.

An attorney in Massachusetts is handling the matter.

Following are the names and address of the six surviving children:

William Agnew, Rannelly, Omagh, county, Tyrone, Ireland; Eliza Anderson, 815 Main street, Nutana, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada; Anna Margaret Faulkner, Dumlister, Six Mile Cross, County Tyrone, Ireland; Jane Lyons, Ballintrain, Six Mile Cross, County Tyrone, Ireland; Mary Ellis, 401 Bowman St., Westboro, Massachusetts; and Helen Hughes, Altmore Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Ireland.

The various necessary despositions are being sent to the heirs in Canada and Ireland in an effort to close out the estate here.

Agnew had lost one leg. He is said to have never said anything about his family in Ireland.

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Edna Earl (Duncan) Rankin-Hord
Feb 21, 1876 - Jun 21, 1959

Mrs. Hord Dies In Galveston

Mrs. Edna Rankin Hord, former Corsicana resident, died in Galveston Sunday.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10 a. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Hord was reared in Corsicana and was a teacher in the local schools prior to her marriage. She was a resident of Hubbard for many years.

Mrs. Hord was long active in Baptist church activities in Corsicana and Hubbard.

Surviving are a son, Wm. E. Rankin, Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. H. R. McCandless and Mrs. J. D. Carroll, both of Corsicana; a brother, C. M. Duncan, Wichita Falls; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 22, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Charles Augustus Rankin married Oct. 4, 1895 2nd husband William Henry Hord married May 30, 1919 buried in Ridge Park cemetery, Hillsboro, Texas d/o Benjamin O’Kelly Duncan and Edna (Sharp) Duncan
     

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Burial Tuesday For Mrs. Hord

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Rankin Hord, 83, former Corsicanan and Hubbard resident, who died in Galveston Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10 a. m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Hord formerly was a teacher in the Corsicana schools and was active in Baptist circles in this section.

Surviving are a son, Wm. E. Rankin, Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. H. R. McCandless and Mrs. J. D. Carroll , both of Corsicana; a brother, C. M. Duncan, Wichita Falls; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. R. McCandless, Ben Duncan, F. W. Schmidt, Will Taylor, Harry Auld and Allyn Lang.

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James Thomas Jim Stockard
Feb 28, 1872 - Jan 10, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR LONG-TIME RESIDENT

Funeral services for J. T. Stockard, 301 East Tenth avenue, aged 57 years, native of Navarro county and long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the Navarro county hospital about 8 o’clock Friday evening, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. He had been sick some time.

The funeral services wree conducted by Rev. M. W. Burgess of the Nazarene church.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Headspeth, Corsicana; two half-brothers, W. A. Stockard, Corsicana; and Joel Stockard, Detroit; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jan 11, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Susan “Susie” (Manarah/McDonald) Stockard married Oct. 6, 1895; s/o James H. Stockard and Louesa Anna (Staaden) Stockard

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES STOCKARD SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mr. James Thomas Stockard, age 57 years, 301 East Tenth avenue died at the Navarro County Hospital Friday night, Jan. 10, about 7:30 o’clock. He was buried Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was held from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home, Rev. M. W. Burgess held the services.

Mr. Stockard was born in Navarro county, Feb. 27, 1872, and had lived in this county all his life, having made Corsicana his home for the past 23 years.

He was married to Susie Mansfield Oct. 19, 1896, and to this union was born five children, four of whom died in infancy.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Stockard; one daughter, Louise Headspeth; three brothers, W. A. Stockard, Corsicana, H. C. Stockard, Meridian; Joel L. Stockard, Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Anna Ricks, Long Beach, Cal., and numerous other relatives.

Mr. Stockard was a highly esteemed citizen, having been in business here several times. He had a host of friends who mourn with his family over his death.

The active pallbearers were: Robert L. Frazier, Bob Mayo, Fred Newman, Pauley Thompson, M. A. Johnson, Mr. Cole.

CONTRIBUTED.

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Susan “Susie” (Manarah/McDonald) Stockard
Jun 7, 1875 - Apr 28, 1954

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Stockard

Mrs. Susie Manarah Stockard, 82, 301 East Tenth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral rites will be conducted from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Louise Smith, Corsicana.

A native of Dawson, Mrs. Stockard, a long-time Corsicana resident, was the widow of the late J. T. Stockard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 29, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Marriage record says J. T. Stockard married Susie McDonald Oct. 6, 1895---daughter Jimmie’s birth record says Susie Manarah)

Florence (Cason) Barlow
Apr 13, 1931 - Sept 16, 2017

Florence Cason Barlow, 78, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Silas Grilin officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Pond, Vince Williams, Blake Barlow, Stephen Gober, Ben Barlow, Sam Barlow.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Benjamin Charles Barlow; d/o William David Cason & Lena Cloud (Teague) Cason buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

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Florence Cason Barlow of Corsicana, Texas passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the age 78. She was born April 13, 1931 in Corsicana to W.D. Cason and Lena Cloud Cason.
She married Billy Charles Barlow, November 4, 1955 in Corsicana.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters and two infant grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Charles Barlow; children, Janis Ware and husband Del, Marjorie Gilland, Tony Barlow, Tim Barlow, Nancy Gober and husband Mark, Richard Barlow, Darrin Baker. Sixteen grandchildren, Tammy Preusse, Jimmy Pond, Vince Williams, Tina Littleton, Angie Valentine, Blake Barlow, Kimberly Bottoms, Amber Barlow, Stephen Gober, Nicole Jordan, Benjamin Barlow, Sammy Barlow, Kari Davis, Dalton Baker, Amy Lynn Barlow, Zachary Barlow. Fifty great grandchildren, twenty nine great great grandchildren, one great great great granddaughter. Numerous extended family.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 6 - 8pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Silas Grilin officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Pond, Vince Williams, Blake Barlow, Stephen Gober, Ben Barlow, Sam Barlow.

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May Sue (Hanson) Gordon
July 7, 1889 - Jan 5, 1970

Mrs. Gordon Dies Monday
Mrs. S. O. Gordon, 80, a native of Bald Knob, Arkansas, died Monday at the Evergreen Nursing Home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by eight daughters - Mrs. Hazel Hawker and Mrs. Robert Kennemore of Fort Worth; Mrs. Jack R. Smith, Mrs. C. C. Merrell, and Mrs. J. L. Mc Collum all of Corsicana; Mrs. Willie B. Burch of Fort Worth, Mrs. Tyra Gerzema of California and Mrs. D. P. Wilton of Austin, Two sons - D. A. Gordon of Fort Worth and Roy A. Gordon of Corsicana; two sisters Mrs. Mattie Peacock of Houston and Mrs. Edna Evans of Malakoff; one bother J. E. Hanson of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Robert J. Potts with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Betty Jo (Pevehouse) Cobb-Nielsen
Jan 16, 1930 - Nov 2, 2017

Betty J. Nielsen 87 of Salinas passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017. She was born January 16, 1930 in Frost, Texas.

Betty was the Office Manager for 29 years with Doctor Spence Myers. She was a member of the Monterey Moose Lodge, Member of American Legion Post, Active Seniors. She loved people, dancing and socializing. And a Avid Giants Fan.

She is survived by her son, Steven E. Cobb, daughter, Shirlyn (Jack) Davenport, 2 grandchildren, Stacy and Christi, 2 great grandchildren, Warren and Andrew.

Visitation will be 10:00a.m. Friday November 10, 2017 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at Garden of Memories Chapel.

Entombment at Garden of Memories Mausoleum, 850 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

Notes:

  • d/o William Franklin Pevehouse & Jessie Estella (Reeves) Pevehouse [buried at Dresden Cemetery]
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Krystal Jolene Martin
Jul 18, 1984 - Sep 7, 2017

Krystal Jolene Martin passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Navarro County at the age of 33. She was born in Texas City, Texas on July 18, 1984 to Richard Martin II and Judy Lynn Newland Martin. Krystal worked for Blooming Grove ISD in a custodial capacity and helping in food services.

She is preceded in death by her parents Richard Martin II and Judy Newland Duke and a son Aaron Emery Haynes. She is survived by her children; Kassidy Haynes, Branden Haynes and Katelynn Martin. Brothers; Richard Martin III and Robert Allen Martin.

Grandparents; V.J. Newland Sr. and Judith and Wayne Leighton. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.

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Krystal Jolene Martin
July 18, 1984 - Sept 7, 2017
 
Krystal Jolene Martin passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in Navarro County at the age of 33. She was born in Texas City on July 18, 1984 to Richard Martin II and Judy Lynn Newland Martin. Krystal worked for Blooming Grove Independent School District in a custodial capacity and helping in food services.
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard Martin II and Judy Newland Duke and a son Aaron Emery Haynes.
She is survived by her children; Kassidy Haynes, Branden Haynes and Katelynn Martin; brothers; Richard Martin III and Robert Allen Martin; grandparents V.J. Newland Sr. and Judith and Wayne Leighton along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.
Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with visitation following the service.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jerry Ray Gowan
Dec 15, 1940 ~ Aug 5, 2017
 

Gowan, Jerry Ray, 76, senior service operation for petroleum, died Aug. 5. Services 10 a.m. Thursday.

Jerry R. Gowan went home to Heaven at 1:30 PM on Saturday, August 5, 2017, with his wife of 57 years, Linda, by his side.

Family visitation will be Wednesday, August 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Whitt Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 10, at 10:00 AM at the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Morgan officiating.

Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.

He was born on December 15, 1940, to RT and Louise Gowan in Chatfield, Texas. Jerry attended school in Roane, Texas until eighth grade and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1959.

During high school he met Linda Kretsinger and married her on April 14, 1960.

In 1962 he went to work for Halliburton Services. He worked for Halliburton for 45 of the next 47 years. During this time he worked in 17 countries on 5 continents and lived in England and Tunisia.

Jerry worked hard, but his real passion was helping people. He loved giving blessings -- it might be by mowing your yard or inviting you to his home for his famous homemade ice cream and a hamburger.

When he retired, he became his wife's number one Mary Kay supporter by driving her to functions and even making deliveries.

He also enjoyed playing with Sarah, his furry person, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and watching westerns.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda Gowan, of the home; daughter, Lynn Smith and husband Keith, of Duncan; son, Dave Gowan, of Davis; grandchildren, Nonie Meyer and wife Julie, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, David Gowan, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Andrew Smith and wife Brittany, of Yukon, and Tyler Gowan and wife Rose, of Chickasha; great-grandsons, Maxson Gowan and Lachlan Smith; sister, Peggy Graves and husband Henry, of Waxahachie, Texas; brother, Loyd Gowan and wife Mary, of Blooming Grove, Texas; aunt, Vickie Malone, of Duncan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, W.T. Malone.

Service Information
Visitation
Date: August 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Whitt Funeral Home
3720 N. Highway 81
Duncan, OK 73533

Funeral
Date: August 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Whitt Funeral Home
3720 N. Highway 81
Duncan, OK 73533

Interment
Date: August 10, 2017
Resthaven Memorial Gardens

Harry D. Williams
Jun 12, 1883 - Aug 28, 1930

HARRY D. WILLIAMS CORSICANA BANKER, DIES LATE THURSDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FROM HOME FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Harry D. Williams, aged 47, assistant cashier of the Corsicana National Bank and well-known in Texas Banking circles, died at his home at 512 West Fifth Avenue about 7 o’clock Thursday evening after an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock, with Dr. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church of Corsicana, and Ray R. Girard Lowe of Memphis, Tenn., conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his sister, Mrs. D. M. Pollard; two nephews, Harry S. Pollard, assistant district attorney of Dallas, and Maury Pollard, Jr., of the State Fire Insurance Commission of Austin.

Active pallbearers will be W. E. Pugh, J. H. Brown, Sam H. Slay, E. J. Hall, N. T. Champion, Dan B. Comfort, Sam W. Allen and Thomas J. Garrett.

Honorary pallbearers will be the directors, officers and employees of the Corsicana National Bank, other banks of the city and friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers outside of Corsicana include, M. T. Lively, Edgar Padgill, Ewell Boren, W. H. Leftwich, Frank Smith, Fred McJunkins, Ben Haughton, T. B. Murray, Hugh Drane, D. M. Craddock, Albert Sydney Johnson, Ed Slaten, Dr. W. E. Crowe, A. E. Hopkinson, Harry Merrithem, George Hanway, W. D. Gilkerson and Geroger Lloyd, all of Dallas; Will Roy High of California; Jelka Castellaw of Ennis; C. W. Redmond and Travis Holland of Houston; John Sullivan of Corpus Christi; Dick Gaines and John C. Beck of Frost; Searcy Heflin of Fort Worth; E. C. Swittenberg of Tyler; Ira Kerr of Louisville, Ky.; Ralph Kinsloe of Dallas; Falson Hines of Atlanta Ga., and Walter Kerr of Teague.

Long in Banking Business
Harry D. Williams was born in Honey Grove, Texas June 12, 1883, and a few years later moved to Dallas, where he was later an employee of the Western Bank & Trust Company, and the City National Bank. He was married to Miss Ruth Terry of Corsicana April 18, 1906, and they made their home in Dallas until 1912, when he resigned from the City National Bank to become assistant cashier of the Corsicana National Bank. He has been connected with the Corsicana bank for the past 18 years.

In his quarter of a century in banking circles of Texas he made a wide range of friends and acquaintances in all sections of the state. During his years in Corsicana he has been actively engaged in all lines of civic activities.

Despite a physical handicap during recent years, his cheerful demeanor and ready smile were always present, a quality that made and kept many friends.

Failing health has kept him away from his regular post at the bank during the past few months, but he has only been seriously ill a few days. All his survivors were at the bedside at the end.

A quartet will furnish the music for the funeral.

Floral offerings from all parts of state banked the home Friday, and many messages of condolence were received.

The Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the Funeral.

The Corsicana National Bank was closed Friday afternoon for the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR HARRY WILLIAMS

Funeral services for Harry D. Williams, who died early Thursday night were held from the residence at 512 West Fifth avenue, Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock with Dr. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. R. Girard Lowe, of Memphis, Tenn., conducting the last rites. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.
A double quartet composed of Mesdames A. A. Guess, E. S. Swittenberg of Tyler, Harry Blanding, Henry Robbins and Messrs. Lloyd Kerr, E. F. Hearn, H. E. Metcalf and Robert Layton supplied the funeral music at the home and at the cemetery.

A large number of out of town visitors were present at the funeral, along with many Corsicana friends of the deceased. Many beautiful floral offerings and many messages of condolence were received.

Employees of the Corsicana National Bank were the active pallbearers while employees and directors of all Corsicana banks were among the honorary pallbearers. The bank was closed Friday afternoon as a tribute to its veteran employee.

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Joanna (Moore) Goodwin
Jul 26, 1856 - Dec 13, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. JOANNA GOODWIN

Mrs. Joanna Goodwin, 74, native of Mississippi, but resident of Navarro county 36 years, died at her home, 1815 West Seventh avenue, Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Jackson, 504 North Twenty-Fifth street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Prior to moving to Corsicana 15 years ago, Mrs. Goodwin resided in the Roane community. She was the wife of the late G. T. Goodwin who died in 1926. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. J. L. Jackson, Corsicana; Mrs. C. S. Good, Corsicana; Mrs. Matt Beasley, Tueplo; Mrs. Dave Gatlin, Tupelo; and Mrs. Lonnie Hoche, Roane; three sons, W. V. Goodwin, Navarro; O. C. Goodwin, Zion’s Rest, and J. W. Goodwin, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be e Wm. Conner, John Estes, J. M. Pugh, W. T. Hipps, John C. Hughes, D. P. Smith, A. D. Holloway and W. E. Fullerton.

The Funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. GOODWIN

Funeral services for Mrs. Joanna Goodwin, aged 74 years, resident of Navarro county 36 years, who died at her home, 1815 West Seventh avenue, Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock, were held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Jackson, 594 North Twenty-fifth street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Prior to moving to Corsicana, fifteen years ago, Mrs. Goodwin resided in the Roane community. She was the widow of the late G. T. Goodwin who died in 1926.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Cosby pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which Mrs. Goodwin was a member.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. J. L. Jackson and Mrs. C. S. Wood, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Matt Beasley and Mrs. Dave Gatlin, both of Tupelo, and Mrs. Lonnie Hoche, Roane; three sons, W. V. Goodwin, Navarro; O. C. Goodwin, Zion’s Rest; J. W. Goodwin, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wm. Conner, John Estes, J. M. Pugh, W. T. Hipps, John C. Hughes, D. P. Smith, A. D. Holloway and W. E. Fullerton.

The Funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Elmer Eugene Douglas
Jul 24, 1929 - Sep 12, 2014

Elmer Eugene Douglas was born of humble beginnings in Corsicana, TX, the second child of John Henry and Auline Douglas. Elmer spent his childhood in Corsicana, one of eight brothers and sisters living in a small frame house along with his mother, father, grandfather and uncle. Elmer started at the age of eleven, helping out the family by working with his father as a groundskeeper at the Corsicana cemetery. Elmer attended Corsicana High School, graduating in 1946. For the next several years, Elmer worked in various jobs including Hodges Grocery. In 1948, Elmer joined the Air Force, completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base before being assigned to Williams Air Force Base in Chandler, AZ where he served two years active duty. Discharged in 1950, Elmer moved to Dallas and completed 4 years in the Air Force Reserves. Upon moving to Dallas, Elmer obtained a job with the Parker Pen Company, where he met his bride to be. After dating for several years, Pat finally gave Elmer an ultimatum and they were married on May 29, 1954. Their first child, Catherine was born in 1955. Elmer worked a series of jobs and, in some cases two-three jobs at the same time, to help make ends meet and get the family started. Their second child, Randall, was born in 1959. Elmer continued working various jobs until settling on the automotive repair/tire industry and going to work for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, starting in sales but rapidly moving up through the ranks as a Store Manager and District Manager. Their third and final child, Cynthia was born in 1965. During this time, Elmer and Pat were world travelers with trips to Mexico, Yugoslavia and Italy along with a Caribbean Cruise. Elmer left Goodyear in 1979 and opened his own Goodyear Franchise. Later, Elmer continued with his retail management career, working with Firestone Tire and Rubber Company as a store manager. Upon his retirement, Elmer held several part time jobs to stay busy including Turner Hardware and HR Block. Elmer enjoyed his family, working in his yard and his grandkids. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 59 ½ years, Patricia Ann on November 17, 2013. Also preceding Elmer were his parents, John Henry and Auline Douglas, brothers Bobby Douglas and Ernest Douglas, and sisters Evelyn Douglas and Elsie Powell. Elmer was interred beside his wife at Roselawn Cemetery in Denton TX on Tuesday, September 16. Elmer will be terribly missed but lovingly remembered. Memorials may be sent to Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive Carrollton, TX 75006 or www.operationkindness.org.

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Walter Finis Senor
Nov 16, 1873 - Apr 15, 1930

W. F. SENOR DIED SUDDENLY TUESDAY NIGHT AT HIS HOME

DEATH LOCAL BUSINESS MAN ATTRIBUTED TO HEART ATTACK; BURIAL THURSDAY

W. F. Senor, aged 56 years, proprietor of the Ideal Drug Store on West Fifth avenue, died at his home, 419 West Third avenue, Tuesday night about 10 o’clock following an illness of only a few minutes, and the funeral will be held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Senor went home about 9:30 o’clock and was ill when he reached the house. A doctor was summoned and he died within a short time. A heart attack was attributed as the cause of death.

Mr. Senor was well-known here, having resided in Corsicana for many years. He had been in business here for several years and formerly was an employee of the Southern Pacific railroad here.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Finis Senor, San Antonio, and one brother.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, with the Knights Templar in charge at the grave.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. F. SENOR ARE HELD ON THURSDAY

LOCAL BUSINESS MAN DIED SUDDENLY FROM HEART ATTACK TUESDAY NIGHT

Funeral services for W. F. Senor, 56, proprietor of the Ideal Drug Store on West Fifth avenue, who died at his home, 419 West Third avenue, Tuesday night about 10 o’clock with a heart attack, were held from the family residence Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. He returned home from his place of business ill and died within a few minutes.

Mr. Senor had resided in Corsicana many years and was well-known, having been in business here for a number of years and prior to that time was an employe of the Southern Pacific railroad company.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. The Knights Templar had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Finis Senor, San Antonio; and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were J. R. Webb, Allen Griffin, F. C. Paul, Jack Megarity, Robert P. Bates, Jack Hagar, I. N. Cerf, Dr. R. N. Holloway, J. S. Callicutt, A. G. Elliott, R. L. Wheelock, Wm. M. Elliott, Sam J. Helm, J. N. Garitty, Dr. E. E. Sanner, C. E. McWilliams, J. S. Millerman, Earl Smalling, Lyman Long, S. H. Jack, Charles G. Jester, and Beauford H. Jester.

Honorary pallbearers were C. A. Middleton, Wayne R. Howell, J. H. Bryant, H. Kaufman, Charles Banister, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Dr. W. D. Cross, S. M. Kerr, J. H. Woods, Liston Tatum, William Croft, George E. Jester, Fred Upchurch, J. Y. Stewart. Fred White, N. B. Edens, T. J. Walton, W. P. Brown, J. D. Benson, B. D. Pickens, Harry Miller, Luther Rutherford, J. F. Estes, Will Goldman, O. L. Albritton, J. L. McCleary, Mace Golden, M. L. Levine, T. W. Lovett, C. C. Albritton, W. W. Harris, Aaron Prince, R. Grossman, Lynn Clark, J. M. Dyer, Chris L. Knox.

A. N. Boykin, Ralph Tatum, Will Townes, Harry Williams, I. T. Kent, Lanier Walton, A. L. Langston, M. A. Pyburn, M. M. Miller, George Laben, L. L. Noble, Edgar Ferguson, Ralph Costa, R. L. Reese, J. T. Newsom, Louis Hashop, R. R. Range, H. Iversen, Clyde Rhoads, R. Lee Weems, A. N. Brown, N. P. Andrews, Calvin White and other intimate friends.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Charles Joseph Hartwell, Sr.
Jul 12, 1893 - Jul 17, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR C. J. HARTWELL

C. J. Hartwell, aged 37 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Corsicana for many years, died at the family residence, 318 East Tenth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock after an illness of two years, and the funeral services were conducted from the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. A. Burgess.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Lowrence, 14; Tressie, 12, and Charles, Jr., 10; mother Mrs. C. N. Hartwell, Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Joe Wilson, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were D. L. Headspeth, M. A. Johnson, John Goins, W. D. Moorehead, Clarence Horn and J. J. Evans.

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

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Mary Isabella (Hall) Murphy
Jan 11, 1856 - Jun 13, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Mary I. Murphy, aged 74 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Navarro county 48 years and of Corsicana ten years, died at the family home, 639 North Commerce street Friday morning at 12:10 o’clock after an illness of three and one-half years, and the funeral will be held from the home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Wallace Vinzant, Methodist minister of Waco, and Rev. Floyd Thrash, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. She had been a member of the Methodist church practically all of her life.

Prior to moving to Corsicana, the family resided in the Cryer Creek and Eureka communities.

Surviving are her husband, J. P. Murphy, two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Martin and Mrs. P. H. Franklin, both of Corsicana; three sons, J. M. Murphy, Chickasha, Okla.; W. L. Murphy, Dallas; J. C. Murphy, Martin; 20 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Bettie Hall, Cedar Hill, Tenn.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MURPHY FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary L. Murphy, aged 74 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, who died at her home, 639 North Commerce street, Friday morning at 12:10 o’clock after an illness for three and one-half years, were held at the residence Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wallace Vinzant, Methodist minister of Waco, and Rev. Floyd Thrash, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mrs. Murphy was a native of Tennessee, but came to Navarro county 48 years ago. The family resided in the Cryer Creek and Eureka communities prior to moving to Corsicana ten years ago.

Surviving are her husband, J. P. Murphy, two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Martin and Mrs. P. H. Franklin, both of Corsicana; three sons, J. M. Murphy, Chickasha, Okla.; W. L. Murphy, Dallas; J. C. Murphy, Martin; 20 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Bettie Hall, Cedar Hill, Tenn.

Pallbearers were J. M. Murphy and W. L. Murphy, sons; P. H. Franklin, son-in-law, and Wilma Martin, Robert Martin and Hudson Spencer, grandsons.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Willis Steamms
1889 - May 17, 1930

WILLIE STAMMS IS FOUND DEAD EARLY SATURDAY EVENING

Willie Stamms, aged 42 years, single, died at 309 West First avenue Saturday evening at 6 o’clock with a heart attack and the funeral was held from the residence Monday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

He was one of the first inmates of the State Orphan’s Home her. Miss Nancy Stewart was matron of the home for many years and after he left the home, he made his home at her home. He had complained of not feeling well at the supper table and went to his room. He was later found dead.

No relatives survive.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Louise Land
Oct 29, 1928 - Jan 17, 1930

Little Child Died Friday Afternoon; Buried Saturday

Louise Land, aged 15 months, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Land of Rice, died at the Park Hotel Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock following an illness with pneumonia, and the funeral was held from the hotel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The child was brought here several days ago where medical attention could be better secured.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

Notes:

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Little Child Died Friday Afternoon; Buried Saturday

Louise Land, aged 15 months, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Land of Rice, died at the Park Hotel Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock following an illness with pneumonia, and the funeral was held from the hotel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The child was brought here several days ago where medical attention could be better secured.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Annie Mildred (Holloway) Curry
Jul 9, 1853 - Sep 27, 1930

Pioneer Resident Of Freestone County Buried Last Sunday

TEAGUE, Oct. 7.—(Spl.)—Mrs. R. R. Curry, aged 77, a resident of the Dew section for over 50 years, died at the Family home Saturday after a long period of declining health. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery Sunday, the Rev. Lester Bain conducting services.

Mrs. Curry is survived by her aged husband and the following sons and daughters: Will Curry of Houston, Jeff Curry of Louisiana, Bob and Rufus Curry of Dew; Mrs. Frank Stewart of Oklahoma, Mrs. Wesley Stewart and Misses Liza and Lizzie Curry.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, October 7, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Richard Henry Curry married Mar. 5, 1873 d/o R. T. Holloway & Eliza (Grimes) Holloway per death certificate

Lorena Ann (Richardson) Mitchell
Sep 26, 1883 - Dec 15, 1930

Woman Died Near Hubbard Sunday; Funeral Monday

HUBBARD, Dec. 19.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Lorena Richardson, 47, died at her home two miles east of Hubbard Sunday and the funeral was held Monday afternoon with interment in the Liberty Hill cemetery.

Surviving are four children, Joe Bailey Mitchell, Lynn Mitchell and R. L. Mitchell, all of Hubbard, and Mrs. Jim Nixon, Richland; two brothers, Bud Richardson and Emmett Richardson, both of Hubbard; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Harwell, Houston, and Miss Lillian Richardson, Richardson.

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Billy Louise (Ford) Brownfield
May 5, 1919 - Jul 29, 2017

Billy Louise Brownfield Billy Louise Ford Brownfield, 98 passed away July 29, 2017 in Whitehouse with her granddaughter by her side. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will follow at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

Billy Louise Ford Brownfield, age 98, passed away July 29, 2017 in Whitehouse, Texas with her granddaughter by her side.
She was born May 5, 1919 in Purdon, Texas to Fred and Mary Ford. She grew up in Purdon and graduated from Purdon High School. After marrying Vernon Deryl Brownfield on May 23, 1937, they moved to Mt. Vernon, Texas and later moved to Dallas, Texas. She worked for the Kirk Rich Dial Corporation as a watch dial refinisher in Dallas. After retiring, she and Deryl moved to a farm west of Hillsboro, Texas where they raised cattle. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. After retiring from the cattle business, she and Deryl moved to Round Rock, Texas.

Billy was predeceased by her husband Vernon Deryl Brownfield, her daughter Linda Louise Hudson and sisters Ima Inell Ramsey and Dora Lee Daniel. She is survived by her granddaughter Janice Baber of Tyler, Texas, her husband Brian Baber, and great-grandsons Grant and Avery Baber; granddaughter Sherrie Gill of Casa Grande, Arizona, her husband Burke Gill, great-grandson Jonathan Gill, great-granddaughter Sarah Taylor and her husband Roy Taylor.

The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Brook Family Health Care Center and Hospice of East Texas for their care and loving support.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 5th from 10:00 - 11:00 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the services following at 11:00 am in the chapel.

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Elmer Sterling Bryant
May 30, 1890 - Jan 9, 1973

E.S. BRYANT DIES IN HOUSTON

Elmer Sterling Bryant died suddenly January 9 at his Houston home. He was born May 30, 1890 in Pulaski, Ky. & went to the Indian Territory in 1900 with his father & four brothers.

Five years later they came to Blg Grove where Mr. Bryant graduated from high school in 1911. He taught school for two years then entered the Railway Mail Service from which he retired several years ago.

He was a Baptist & prominent in the Masonic lodge.

Survivors are his widow & one daughter, Mrs. Beverly Kennerley of Houston; a brother Alex Bryant & a half-brother, Evert Bryant, both of Blg Grove & several nieces & nephews.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, January 17, 1973
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • s/o William Robert Bryant & Sarah (Haste) Bryant
  • Burial: Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX (info from death certificate)

Ada Cornelia (Reid) Greene-Smith
Dec 1, 1874 - Feb 24, 1966

Mrs. J. A. Smith died in Austin last Friday morning and funeral was held there at 4 p.m., Saturday with mausoleum entombment following. She had been ill one month with heart disease and she failed to withstand another attack in the early hours of Friday.

Mrs. Smith was 91 years and two months old, and she came to Texas and Blooming Grove from Alabama as the bride of young Dr. J. A. Green. He was a successful physician in general practice for many years in west Navarro Co. She was head of the childrens department in Sunday School of BG Methodist Church for two decades, and her membership remained in that church until her death. She married Mr. Smith some years after Dr. Green's death in 1913, and Mr. Smith died in 1928.

Mrs. Smith was born in Alabama, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Reid and her name was Ada. She was the sister of the late John M. Reid, long time druggist in BG, and the late Will Reid who was postmaster in BG. At one time Jsrs. Smith was assistant in the postoffice. Miller Reid, corsicana druggist is a nephew and he and Mrs. Reid attended the funeral.

Survivors include a son, Dr. James A. Greene of Houston; daughters, Mrs. Dean Brown of Austin and Mrs. Willada Newsome of Dallas; stepdaughter, Mrs. Clarence Langston of Dallas

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, March 2, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • w/o Dr. James Alexander Greene and James Alphonso Smith both
  • buried at Rose Hill Cem. Blooming Grove, Navarro Co. TX . Ada
  • Reid Greene-Smith is buried at Cook-Walden Memorial Hill Cem.
  • Mausoleum, Austin, Travis Co., TX
  • d/o James Thomas Reid & Louisa Nancy "Lula" (Thompson) Reid

Ruby Cornelia (Powell) Langston
Dec 15, 1881 - Nov 8, 1968

SUNDAY FUNERAL FOR MRS LANGSTON

Mrs. A. F. (Ruby) Langston, native of Cryer Creek and former resident of Blg Grove, died Friday night in a Sherman hospital and funeral was held in Sherman Sunday afternoon. Interment was also there.

Mr. and Mrs. Langston moved from Blg Grove more than 40 years ago. He preceded her in death by several years. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bruce Meador of Sherman.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, November 13, 1968
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • w/o Alva Peyton Langston - both buried at West Hill Cem., Sherman, Grayson Co., TX- d/o Charles Ransom Powell buried at Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Galveston Co., TX and Hellen Julia (Kinzer) Powell buried at Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX

Gerald Rollin Burns
Feb 4, 1932 - Nov 25, 1968

GERALD BURNS BURIED AT TYLER

Gerald Rollins [sic] Burns of San Antonio, son of Van Dyke Burns of Blg Grove, died suddenly at his home Monday morning and at Tuesday noon funeral arrangements were not complete, although it had been announced that burial would be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler.

Mr. Burns was 36 years old and a native of Ranger. He was recently discharged from the US Army and he was a mechanical laboratory technician.

Van Dyke Burns and his brother, Roy Burns of Dallas, went to San Antonio Monday and returned Tuesday.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, November 27, 1968
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • s/o Richard Van Dyke Burns and Eleanor (Brazelton) Burns

Joyce Darlene (Johnson) Pillans
Oct 23, 1931 - Sept 28, 2017

Joyce Pillans, of the Winkler Community, passed away Thursday evening Sept. 28, 2017 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 85. She was a life long member of New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Pillans, son Roger Pillans, brother Roy Johnson and parents.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter Judy Hagler and husband Corky; grandchildren, Lanna McCabe and husband Ryan, Clay Hagler and wife Jennifer, Dana Pillans, Jerrod Pillans and wife Tara; great grandchildren, Kayla and Kirby McCabe, Madison Hagler and Andrew Grant, Rance, River, Creek and Raina Pillans; sister, Barbara Loftis; brother, Johnny Johnson and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Mary Lou (Jenkins) Pillans
Aug 31, 1912 - Nov 21, 1955

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Pillans
Mrs. Mary Lou Pillans died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Tuesday at 3 p.m.  Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church here.
Mrs. Pillans was a member of the First Baptist church and Eastern Starr.
Surviving are her husband, a son, James Williams Pillans, and a daughter, Martha Lou Pillans all of Corsicana; three brothers, Frank B. Jenkins, Dallas; Oscar Jenkins, Hamlin, and Jack Jenkins, Streetman; three sisters, Mrs. Laura McIver, Fort Worth; Mrs. Annie Callan, Dallas, and Mrs Lillian Dixon, Houston, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Douglas Jenkins, Jack Pillans, Ferguson DuBose, John Elmo Sims, Horace Owens, Kizer Coleman, Nick Malizzo and Cooper Harris.
Griffin directed

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Mildred Catherine Pillans
Aug 22, 1909 - Jul 23, 1980

Katherine Pillans, 70, died Wednesday in Houston.  The service for the former Streetman resident was Friday at 2 p.m. in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery

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William Pruitt Pillans
Nov 10, 1911 - Jan 21, 1970

Pillans Rites
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for William Pillans, 58, Tex-Sun Glove salesman who died Wednesday after suddenly becoming ill at Streetman.  The Rev. Robert Potts officiated. Burial was in the
Birdston Cemetery at Streetman.
Surviving are his mother, a daughter, a son, one brother, one sister, a niece and a nephew.

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Mary Elizabeth (Walker) Burke
Mar 26, 1877 - Feb 2, 1930

WIFE CORSICANA BANKER DIED HERE SUNDAY MORNING

MRS. MARY WALKER BURKE BURIED, MONDAY AFTERNOON; ILL MANY WEEKS

Mrs. Mary Walker Burke, aged 52 years, 10 months and six days, native of Navarro county, wife of J. O. Burke, vice president of the First State Bank of Corsicana, president of the Powell State Bank and large land owner in Navarro county, died at the family residence, 1740 West Third avenue, Sunday morning at 10:55 o’clock after a long illness and the funeral was held from the family home Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. e. Walker, Church of Christ minister, Waxahachie.

Mrs. Burke was well known in Corsicana and the eastern portion of Navarro county. She was born in Bazette March 26, 1877, the daughter of A. N. and Amanda Walker, among the earliest settlers in East Navarro county, she was married Dec. 31, 1899, and resided in Powell until 1823 when the family moved to Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Misses Ollie, Martha, Minnie Faye and Mary Ella Burke, all of Corsicana and two brothers, J. J. Walker and Ike Walker of Kerens and Minnie Brookshire of Lufkin-(the rest is blacked out)

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday Feb 3, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jesse Odie Burke married Dec. 31, 1899; d/o Alexander McClure “Alex” Walker & Amanda Mariah “Mandy” (Gibson) Walker buried in Prairie Point cemetery

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Relatives and Friends Attended Funeral Mrs. Burke

Among the out-of-town friends and relatives here Monday for the funeral services of Mrs. J. O. Burke who passed away Sunday morning at the family home were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Burke of San Saba and their daughter, Miss Christine Burke of C. I. A., Denton; Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Banks, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hanks, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Breithaupt and son, Erle Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. John Christian and Mr. Tom Kenner of Powell; Miss Floy Banks of Baylor University and Miss Lila McCluney of C. I. A., Denton; Mrs. H. C. Nelson, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson and children, Bonizelle and Lloyd Jr. of Ferris; Mr. T. J. Brookshire and T. J. Brookshire, Jr. of Lufkin; Miss Tippora English, Mineral Wells; Mr. and Mrs. Bub Queen, Corpus Christi; Mr. and Mrs. Ren Walker, Mr. J. J. Walker and Mr. Isaac Walker of Kerens; Mr. and Mrs. W. Baker Brown, Waco; Everall Conner, Dallas; Mrs. Glenn Rogers and daughter Glenalma of Wichita Falls, and Mr. J. E. McCluney, Kerens.

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Susan Katherine “Susie” (DeLamar) Walling
Dec 27, 1843 - Dec 30, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR FORMER CORSICANAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan K. Walling, 87, wife of the late J. T. Walling, former resident of Corsicana, who died at her home 2602 Merlin, Dallas, Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 were held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 where interment was made. A short funeral service was conducted by Rev. Charles T. Alexander of the Colonial Avenue Baptist church, Dallas.

Prior to moving to Dallas about twenty years ago, Mrs. Walling resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Andrew and Jessie Walling, two daughters, Mrs. S. M. Chamberlain and Mrs. T. A. Murphy, Dallas; one brother, W. L. DeLamar, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Mary E. (Miles) Scott
Aug 1891 - Jun 29, 1930

Dawson Woman Was Buried on Monday

DAWSON, July 5.—Mrs. J. M. Scott, aged 37 years, died in a Wichita Falls sanitarium Sunday and burial was made in the Board Tree cemetery Monday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband and nine children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 5, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Martin Scott d/o Mardis L. Miles and Virginia Alice (Bradham) Miles (John Martin Scott married Lucy Clementine (Black) Scott Aug. 17, 1930 –they are buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, Tx.

Henry Verser Wylie
Oct 31, 1898 - Aug 25, 1930

Rodney Man Was Found Dying After Pistol Shot Heard

DAWSON, Aug. 30.—(AP)—Henry V. Wylie, 32, was found in a dying condition, suffering a pistol wound, at the home of his parents east of Rodney Monday morning. A .32 calibre pistol was found near him. A bullet had entered the right chest and emerged through the left side of the back.

A report of a pistol was heard at the barn and members of the family discovered Mr. Wylie. The cause for the act was not given.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday with burial in the Board Tree cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two children and parents.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Shinault) Wylie
Jan 22, 1844 - Jan 11, 1930

Aged Resident of Rodney Passes Away

DAWSON, Jan. 17.—Mrs. S. G. Wiley, aged 80 years, died in the Rodney community last Saturday and the funeral was held Sunday and interment in the Board Tree cemetery.

Surviving are six children, nineteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Notes:


James Melvin Bryant
Oct 24, 1838 - Aug 3, 1930

Former Resident Corbet Community Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for Jim Bryant, aged 93 years, formerly resident of the Corbet community, who died in Oklahoma Sunday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Cosgrove cemetery. He left the Corbet community about 15 years ago.

Surviving are several sons and a number of other relatives.

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INFANT DAUGHTER McCaslin
B&D Oct 30, 1930

Infant Was Buried At Eureka Friday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mills Caslin died Thursday at noon and the funeral services were held at Eureka Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Eureka cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Wendy Renee (Hogue) Thompson-Andrews
Sep 17, 1970 - Dec 6, 2017

In Memory of Wendy Renee Andrews
1970 - 2017

Wendy Renee Andrews, age 47, of Purdon, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Wendy was born in Anchorage, Alaska on September 17, 1970 to William Hogue and Sue Hardin Hogue.

Wendy graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1988. She was amazing at everything she did. She loved to cook, sew and spend time with family. Over the years, Wendy handmade some of the most beautiful quilts. Quilting was her favorite hobby. Her greatest blessings were her children and grand babies. Wendy was passionate about everything she did.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law Buba Andrews, who she loved more than life.

Wendy is survived by her husband of twenty three years, David Andrews; her son, Rusty Thompson, and step children Laura Serrano and husband, Cesar, Marshall Andrews, and Nikki Satterwhite and husband, Mac; grandchildren, Braydon and Avery Serrano, Desi and Dustin Miller. She is also survived by her father, William Hogue and mother, Sue Richner and husband, Butch; her brothers, Richard Hogue, Allen and Shea Hogue; nephews, Jeff Hogue, Bradely Hogue, Zachery Hogue and her niece Angie Price and husband, Steve. Wendy is also survived by her mother-in-law, Ruby Andrews, her brothers-in-law Tracy Andrews and Wes Stacy and her sister-in-law, Becky Mathews and husband, Mat.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Dresden Cemetery with Rev. Charky Marquis officiating. Pallbearers will be Tracy Andrews, Wes Stacy, Jeff Hogue, Cesar Serrano, Rusty Thompson and Marshall Andrews.

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Jean (Jones) Murphy
Sep 1, 1943 - Dec 9, 2017

Obituary for Jean Murphy
Jean Murphy of Corsicana, Texas passed peacefully from this earth to her heavenly home surrounded by her family and loved ones on Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 at the age of 74. She was born in Dallas, Texas to James Robert Jones and Dorothy Waters Jones on September 1, 1943.

She married Roy Murphy on February 6, 1960 and they were happily married for 45 years until his death in 2005. Roy and Jean were the owners of Blue Top Welding Supply and then J & R Supply and they retired in January of 2002 after 41 years. She was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana for a number of years.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents J.R. and Dorothy Jones, grandparents Benny and Emily Waters and her husband Roy Murphy. She is survived by her children; Son Buck Murphy and wife Dee, daughter Sissy Perry and husband Bobby Grandchildren; Courtney Murphy and Adam Hollifield, Amanda Perry, Kacy Perry and wife Richelle. Two great grandchildren Kai Wagliardo and Kolton Perry. She is also survived by her siblings; Joann Howard and husband James, Judy Stewart and husband Jimmy, Pat Ellis and husband Cecil and James Jones. Sister - in - laws Marsha Murphey and Joyce Miles and numerous nieces, nephews extended family members, friends and her church family at Westhill Church of Christ.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 6 - 8pm. A celebration of her life will be Thursday December 14, 2017 at 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Alan Stewart, Randy Howard, Bobby Perry, Bo Murphy, Kacy Perry and Dusty Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Howard, Bobby Compton and Adam Hollifield.

The family asks that memorials be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital at www.scottishritehospital.org or Texas Scottish Rite Hospital 2222 Welborn St. Dallas, Texas 75219. A on-line gest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the services for Jean Murphy. Funeral arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jean Murphy please visit our Sympathy

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Benny Jon Cook, Sr.
Jan 12, 1962 - Oct 15, 2017

Benny Cook passed away in Arlington, Texas on Sunday evening, Oct. 15, 2017. He was born Jan. 12, 1962 in Kaufman County to Billie Eugene and Billie Lorene Cook.

Benny was very creative. He enjoyed building things such as furniture and decorative items. He enjoyed playing the guitar, traveling and he had a green thumb. Benny was always the life of the party with his funny sense of humor and always wanted everyone to have a good time. Most of all Benny loved his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and would do anything for them.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Betty Cook.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife Tammy Cook; children, Benny Jon Cook Jr., Angela Darlene Cook and Amber Lynn Cook; grandchildren, Matthew Ryan Tucker, Tyler Lee Tucker and Elizabeth Skye Tucker; brother, Bobbie Cook and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Suzanne (Hollifield) Dunaway
May 27, 1965 - Sep 18, 2017

Suzanne Dunaway, age 52, peacefully passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 in Waco. She was born on May 27, 1965 in Corsicana and grew up in Blooming Grove.
Suzanne graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1983 and went on to study nursing at Navarro College in Corsicana. She worked as a nurse in Corsicana and Temple before retiring in Waco. She was a beloved mother to her daughters and a wonderful wife to Mike for 33 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Hollifield.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Dunaway; her two daughters, Samantha Dunaway and Michaela Dunaway; her mother, Nevada Hollifield and her siblings Lamar Blake, Yvonne Vinson, Bob Blake, Janice Strebe, and Johnny Hollifield, Jr.
A memorial service was held at noon Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

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Lillie Bell O'Banion
abt 1949 - Sep 24, 2017

Lillie O'Banion, 68, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.
Two memorial services to celebrate her life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at Hill Chapel Church in Huntsville, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Straight Missionary Baptist Church. Family and friends are welcome.

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Kyle Anthony Vernon
May 12, 1977 - Aug 18, 2017

Kyle Anthony Vernon, 40, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. A memorial services to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens.
Family and friends are welcome.

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Ruby Glynn (McGaugh) Burns
Jan 4, 1915 - Jul 12, 1973

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ruby Burns, 59, who died Thursday in Mexia. Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will follow at the Richland Cemetery.
Surviving are one son, Eugene Burns of Farmers Branch; one daughter, Ruby Joyce Burns of Corsicana; one granddaughter; four sisters, Mrs. Eula McGee of Fort Worth and Mrs. Opel McElroy, Mrs. Jewell McElroy and Mrs. Billie Templin, all of Corsicana, and two brothers, Tom McGaugh of Corsicana and Thurman McGaugh of Bowie.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 13, 1973

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • w/o Alfred Ernest Burns - m. Feb. 7, 1931; d/o Luther Gerome McGaugh & Della Louise (Henderson) McGaugh

Walter Grimmett
Apr 16, 1935 - May 17, 2015

Walter Grimmett
LUBBOCK-Walter Grimmett of Lubbock passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the age of 80. He was born April 16, 1935, in Corsicana, Texas, to Phillip Edgar and Iva Mable (Waits) Grimmett, Sr. He worked for JC Penny as a salesman and buyer; he was in the retail business for 21 years until his retirement in 1991. Walter married Malesa Jean Judd on June 28, 1989. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force. He had a unique charisma with people. He will be missed and he was loved by all his entire family and all that knew him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lesa; two daughters, Trisha and Rhonda Grimmett; two sons, Todd and Brad Grimmett; sister-in-law, Frances Grimmett; and seven grandchildren.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Phillip Edgar Grimmett, Jr. Memorial visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Combest Family Funeral Homes of Lubbock.

Notes:

  • From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Billy Mac Peacock
Aug 2, 1939 - Nov 12, 2015

Billy Mac Peacock of Farmers Branch, Texas, went to be with the lord on November 12, 2015. Billy was born on August 2, 1939 to Bud and Jaycle (White) Peacock in Corsicana, Texas. Billy served as an in-flight mechanic for the United States Air Force. Soon after joining the Air Force, Billy married his soul mate, wife Patsy Diane (Smirl) Peacock on March 16, 1960 in Dallas, Texas. Billy and Patsy had two sons, Scott Allen and Tobin Dale Peacock. Billy hired on with the Dallas Fire Department in 1964 where he continued to serve the public for the next 25 years. He retired as a lieutenant riding engine 43 one of the top ten busiest engines in the United States in the mid-1980s. He graduated from Carrollton High School and later earned an associate's degree in Fire Science. Billy was the epitome of a husband, father, and grandfather. He was a man that you couldn't forget even if you tried. He had a heart of gold that was open to anyone and everyone around him. Billy spent his free time snuggling with grandbabies, hunting anything that moved, and always trying to catch a fish bigger than whoever was sitting next to him. He was a trusted man until he told a hunting story or had his eyes on your fishing spot. He always had some way of tinkering with things until they were fixed and always let you know if you pushed or punched a button or control too hard or too many times. He leaves his family and friends with enough memories to last a life time and then some. From the many bowls of popcorn consumed to the countless games of wahoo played at the dining room table in his home, the warmth in those moments are sure to last. He was a man that will always be remembered, and we are all truly blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of his life. His love for life and family was a love so strong that it will never be forgotten. For his enumerable gifts and aid we believe Christ would say "JOB WELL DONE". Billy is survived by his wife Patsy of nearly 56 years, his two sons and their wives, Scott and Traci, and Toby and Michelle. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: Brittni, her husband Jared, Austen, Chelsea, Brennan Mac, Cody and Whittli, and four great grandchildren Brynlee, Kelon, Jayli, and Brantley Mac. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Bobby Don and Gary Alton Peacock. The family will receive friends at Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton, Texas, Tuesday, November 17th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Services will be held at Royal Haven Baptist Church, in Farmers Branch, Texas on Wednesday, November 18th at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at private family cemetery South of Windom, TX on FM 1743, appx. one mile North of FM 1550.

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  • Dallas Morning News - November 17, 2015
  • From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Eunice May (Houston) Johnson
Nov 10, 1894 - May 4, 1979

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kerens Cemetery for Mrs. Hal C. Johnson, a resident of Corsicana and former resident of Kerens who died Friday at the Twilight Nursing Home. She was 84 years old.
Claud Holcomb officiated the services and Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert G. Bezucha of Dallas; two grandchildren, Mrs. William Moye of Bay City and Robert Hal Bezucha of Dalas; two great-grandchildren, Jason and Jamie Moye of Bay City; and one sister, Miss Elsie Houston, of Corsicana.

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Avis Estelle (Ramsey) Owens
May 7, 1912 - May 5, 1979

Services will be at 3:30 p.m.Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Avis Owens, 67, resident of Corsicana who died Saturday.
The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.
She was born in Frankston. She moved to Corsicana in 1925 and has been employee of the J.M. Dyer Company 43 years.
She is also a member of Trinity Baptist Church and wife of the late Earl Owens.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Borg, Mrs. Louis Herreth, and Mrs. Helen Sanders, all of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Donald Borg, Kenneth Ramsey, Gary Sanders, Ronald Herreth, David Borg, and Bob Cathey.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, May 6, 1979
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • w/o Lester Earl Owens; d/o James Weaver Ramsey & Florence Estelle (Cook) Ramsey

Sara Catherine Williams
Feb 16, 1913 - Mar 14, 1996

Catherine Williams, 83, died March 14, 1996, in Jourdanton, Texas
Funeral services are pending with Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Miss Williams was born Feb. 16, 1913, in Blooming Grove.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 14, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • d/o Walter Bert Williams & Mattie Melrose (Opry) Williams

Pearl Nell (Paul) Clifton
abt 1886 - May 2, 1979

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace Temple A.M.E. Church for Mrs. Pearl Nell Clifton, 83, who died Wednesday.
Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
She was born in Oakwood, Tex. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Paul and a member of the Grace Temple A.M.E.Church.
She also worked with the Stewardess Board No. 1 at her church, and a member of the Isabella Hampton Chapter No. 55 O.E.S.
Survivors include a son, Paul Haywood McIlveen of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Mozell Thompson of Dallas; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three nieces, Mary D. Clemons Booze, Millie P. Titus, and Dora Randle, all of Dallas; one nephew, James Campbell Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla, and other relatives.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Wylie
Apr 26, 1931 - Apr 27, 1931

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Wylie died in the P. and S. hospital Monday afternoon and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Chester Homer Coffey
Jan 2, 1931 - Apr 29, 1931

Baby Died Here Wednesday Morning; Funeral Thursday

Chester Homer Coffee, aged three months and 27 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Coffee, died at the family residence, 917 East Ninth avenue Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family residence Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Zion’s Rest cemetery.

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

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Henry Hampton Carter
Jul 23, 1925 - Dec 1931

Little Athens Boy Buried Zion’s Rest Cemetery Tuesday

Funeral services for Henry Hampton Carter, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Carter of Athens, who died in Mexia Monday, were held at the Zion’s Rest cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister.

Mrs. Carter and her son went to Mexia Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mary F. Fore, 76, mother of Mrs. Carter. The child was taken suddenly ill and died within a short time.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Bobby Keith Gossett
May 2, 1931 - May 8, 1931

Funeral services For Infant Held Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Bobby Keith Gossett, six-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. K Gossett, 213 East First avenue, who died early Friday morning were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 8, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o O. K. Gossett & Alene (Spence) Gossett per death certificate
  • Obit says Oakwood—death certificate says Zions Rest

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IN MEMORY

On the second day of May, 1931, God’s death angel came down into our midst and took our darling little baby (Bobbie Keith Gossett). He was so tiny and sweet, it seemed so hard to give him up forever, but God does all things well, so it was surely best that God have him.

His stay with us was only eight days, but in that short time he wrapped his baby fingers around our heart strings.

Dr. Shell, Jr, did all he could to save little Bobby, but his maker knew best.

We must try to prepare ourselves to meet him some day, for God says the dead are only asleep and will wake to meet their loved ones when the time comes. He had no brothers or sisters only mother and father.

We laid him to rest in the Duncan cemetery at Zions Rest. His sweet memory will always linger with the ones who loved him best.

HIS MOTHER AND FATHER.

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Thelma Constance Williams
Apr 6, 1929 - Mar 28, 1931

Burial Sunday of Little Girl Who Died Saturday Evening

Funeral services for Thelma Constance Williams, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Williams, Corsicana route 5, who died Saturday evening at 8 o’clock were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Pentecostal church with interment in the Modrall cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tennie Smith.

Surviving are the parents, one brother, Bobbie Williams; and two sisters, Norma and Mary Beth Williams.

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

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William Miller
1871 - Aug 6, 1931

HEAT STROKE IS GIVEN AS CAUSE OF AGED MAN’S DEATH

The body of William Miller, aged about 68, is being held at the Sutherland Funeral Home Friday pending the making of funeral arrangements. He has resided in Corsicana for several years and formerly resided at the county farm.

Miller was taken to the P. & S. hospital about 5:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon suffering with “heat stroke” according to attending physicians, and death resulted about two hours later.

A sister is said to reside in Kansas City, but no relatives had been located Friday morning.

It was reported that Miller had been at the Arcady Farms northwest of Corsicana during the day, but had returned to his room at the Williams apartments on South Beaton street when he was stricken.

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Interment of Heat Victim Made Friday at Petty’s Chapel

Interment for William Miller, about 68 years of age, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night following heat prostration, was made in Petty’s Chapel cemetery Friday afternoon. Miller had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county for several years, and was taken to the hospital from his room on South Beaton street Thursday afternoon. A sister is thought to reside in Kansas City.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Guadalupe Martinez
May 10, 1935 - Dec 14, 2017

Guadalupe Martinez, 82, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 in Corsicana.
She is survived by her children, Dora Palafox, Paula Serna, Juan Martinez, Jose Martinez, Maria Martinez, Gloria Zamora, Esteban Martinez, Mario Martinez; two sisters, San Juanita Vento and Emma Barron, along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Spanish Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

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Ronda Kay (Bates) Becker
Oct 3, 1947 - Apr 24, 2014

Ronda Kay Bates Becker, 66, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Ennis, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2014, at the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in the First United Methodist Church of Ennis with Rev. Steve Holston officiating. Interment will follow in Kerens Cemetery.

Ronda was born in Corsicana, Texas, to the late James Randle and Florence (Conger) Bates. She grew up in Kerens, Texas, and graduated from Kerens High School in 1965. On November 20, 1971, Ronda married Jerry Becker and they made their home in Arlington, Texas, before moving to Ennis.

She worked as a legal secretary for Choate and Lily Attorneys at Law. Ronda was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ennis, the Chat and Chew group, and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking and shopping. Ronda was the pianist at the First United Methodist Church, a member of the choir and of the adult Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Becker; her twin brother, Ronnie Bates and wife, Betty; other relatives and many friends.

William “Will” Aven
Apr 9, 1882 - Jul 31, 1930

ROANE

ROANE, Aug. 7—(Spl.) Will Avens, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Avens, died Thursday and funeral services were held Friday with burial in the Bazette cemetery. Surviving are his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

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