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Richard Lankford, Jr.
Sep 2, 1930 - Sep 4, 1930

Babe Follows Its Mother in Death

Richard Lankford, Jr., aged two days, died about 5:30 Thursday afternoon and was buried at 11 o’clock Friday morning by the side of his mother who died Wednesday, in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. L. K. Carraway conducted the service.

The funeral was held from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Jeanette M. (Posey) Lankford
Apr 6, 1913 - Sep 2, 1930

Funeral Services For Mrs. Lankford

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette M. Lankford, aged 17, who died at an early hour Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home, Rev. A. C. Carraway conducted the services. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by an infant, a husband, parents, seven brothers and two sisters.

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

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF MRS. JEANETTE LANKFORD

On September 1930 God’s death angel came down in our midst and took away our darling loved one, Mrs. Jeanette M. Lankford. Her mother, father, husband, brothers and sisters are left broken-hearted. The husband, whom she loved better than life, is left alone to grieve for her and their darling baby as it followed its mother in death the following day.

God saw fit to take them from us, but oh, how hard it was to give them up. No one knows, only those who have had to give up one that is so dear and sweet. She was always smiling and made friends wherever she went. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She leaves to mourn her mother, father, husband, Richard Lankford, two sisters, Mrs. George Gamon and Mrs. Earl Barnes and seven brothers. All were with her when she was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery.

I thank God for your sweet memory as I silently offer a prayer. Only a mist in between us. Some morning the angels will come. There in a bright land of beauty we will be with our darling at home; no longer in sadness to roam, but safe in the Kingdom of Glory we will be with our loved one at home.

Written by one who knew her and loved her dearly.

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Dorothy Jean Sheehan
B&D Aug 12, 1930

Little Baby Was Buried Wednesday Oakwood Cemetery

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Sheehan, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sheehan, 1006 South Seventeenth and One-half street, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Richard E. Williams
Feb 10, 1862 - May 25, 1930

Roane Resident Was Buried Here Monday Afternoon

R. E. Williams, long-time resident of the Roane community, died Saturday night at 8:30 o’clock and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Several nephews and other relatives survive.

Mr. Williams’ wife was buried here May 3.

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Amanda “Mandy” (McCreary) Williams
Sep 26, 1866 - May 8, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WILLIAMS HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mandy Williams, 63, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. L. Odom, 103 South Twelfth street, Thursday morning at 1:40 o’clock, were held from the Odom residence, Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. She was a native of Illinois, but had resided in the Roane community for 24 years. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Rich Williams, Roane; one brother, Jim McCreary, Roane; one sister, Mrs. Odom, Corsicana; one half-brother, Bud McCreary, Buffalo, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Carson, Johnnie Morris, George Martin, Kenneth McCreary, W. B. Sumner, and J. E. Pike.

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

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William Robert Jones
Dec 11, 1864 - Jul 22, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF MILDRED IS BURIED HERE WEDNESDAY

W. R. Jones, aged 75 years, resident of Mildred community for a number of years, died at his home two miles east of Mildred Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, B. L. Jones, V. H. Jones, W. H. Jones, J. A. Jones and J. S. Jones, and one daughter, Mrs. Oza Gobert.

Two sons, R. L. and V. H. Jones have been employees of the Humble Oil Company for a number of years.

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Ella Victoria (Dempsey) Jones
Feb 2, 1869 - Jan 2, 1970

Mrs. Ella Jones Dies Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Victoria Jones, 101, will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Murry-Orworsky Funeral Chapel in Sulphur Springs. Mrs. Jones died Tuesday afternoon in her home at 301 Oak Ave., Sulphur Springs.

The Rev. Gene Galeser will officiate and graveside services will follow in Corsicana at 1:30 at
Oakwood cemetery. Local arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

She is survived by four sons, Virgil Jones of Sulphur Springs, Beauford Jones of Kilgore, William H. Jones of Louisana, and James A. Jones of California; two brothers, R. A. Dempsey of Texarkana, Arkansas and Joe Dempsey of Waldo, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

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Jones Rites

Graveside services were held in
Oakwood cemetery Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Ella Victoria Jones, 101, after funeral services were held that morning in Sulphur Springs, Mrs. Jones died Tuesday afternoon in Sulphur Springs.

She is survived by four sons, two brothers, 13 grandchildren, 24, great grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

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Mary Hellen (Williams) Gross
Feb 6, 1852 - Dec 11, 1930

Mother Corsicana Man Dies in Dallas To Be Buried Here

Mrs. Mary Hellen Gross, mother of R. W. Gross of Corsicana died at her home in Dallas on Thursday morning at 1:30, and the body will arrive here Thursday afternoon at 4:30 and will be taken to the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

The funeral services will be held some time Friday with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR DALLAS WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Helen Gross, aged 79 years, who died at her home, 3301 Brooklyndell, Dallas, Thursday morning at 1:30 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. D. E. McStravick, pastor of the United Presbyterian church.

The body arrived in Corsicana Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock and was taken to the funeral home.

Surviving are two sons, R. A. Gross, Rockford, Ill., and R. W. Gross, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. F. H. Carpenter, Spur, and Miss Theresa M. Gross, Montana; two brothers, O. M. Williams and Charlie Williams, both of Rockford, Ill.

Singers wree Mesdames Harry Williams and Henry Robbins and Sidney K. Brietz and Lloyd Kerr.

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Frances (Mills) Richards
Jun 20, 1872 - Mar 22, 1930

Services Were Held Sunday Afternoon for Mrs. F. M. Richards

The remains of Mrs. Frances M. Richards, who died in San Antonio at an early hour Saturday morning were brought to Corsicana Sunday and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Richards was a sister of Major C. H. Mills of Corsicana.

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Glenn O. Brown
Jun 6, 1904 - Oct 5, 1930

GLENN BROWN DIED ARKANSAS SUNDAY; BURIAL BE HERE

Glenn Brown, died suddenly in Hazen, Arkansas, Sunday, and the body will arrive in Corsicana on the 11:43 o’clock Cotton Belt train Monday night, and will be taken to the Corley McMahon Funeral Home. The funeral arrangements will not be completed until the body arrives here.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. Alice McClaghin, Muskogee, Oklahoma; four brothers, Elvis Brown, Luling; W. U. Brown, Corsicana; J. O. Brown and G. L. Brown, both of Mt. Pleasant; and one sister, Mrs. L. C. McCrary, Corsicana.

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ARKANSAS RESIDENT BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY TUESDAY

Funeral services for Glenn Brown, 26 years, who died suddenly in Hazen, Arkansas, Sunday were held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. L. C. McCrary, 1369 West Seventh Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The body arrived in Corsicana Tuesday morning at 1:10 o’clock and was taken to the McCrary residence.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. Alice McClaghin, Muskogee, Okla., four brothers, Elvis, Brown, Luling, W. U. Brown, of Corsicana; J. O. Brown and G. L. Brown, both of Mt. Pleasant; and one sister, Mrs. McCrary, Corsicana.

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

A brother, I. B. Brown of Hazen, Ark., also survives.

Active pallbearers were J. L. Brown, J. O. Brown, W. U. Brown, I. B. Brown, E. O. Brown, brothers of the deceased and L. C. McCrary. Honorary pallbearers were A. A. Gravitt, J. N. Royall, Jr., H. S. Ellis, E. O. Bybee, Bully Fulton and Robert Lindsey.

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Joseph Vernon Hill
Nov. 12, 1883 - Oct. 6, 1930

Joe V. Hill, aged 46 years, died suddenly with a heart attack at his home, 1444 West Sixth avenue, Monday morning at 7:30 o’clock. No funeral arrangements had been completed at press hour Monday afternoon. He had been in ill health for some time.

Hill was formerly employed at the B. and J. Store, but had been in the insurance business here since January 1, 1930. He had resided in Corsicana for six years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Weldon and Clifford Hill, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. M. A. Hill, New Mexico; and one brother, Al Hill, New Mexico.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE V. HILL HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Joe V. Hill, aged 48 years, resident of Corsicana six years, who died suddenly at his home, 1444 West Sixth avenue, Monday morning with a heart attack, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Weldon and Clifford Hill, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. M. A. Hill and one brother, Al Hill, both of Hill, N. M. The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR JOE HILL HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Joe V. Hill, 48, who died suddenly with a heart attack Monday morning were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, mother and one brother.

Pallbearers were W. E. Watters, M. L. Votaw, Guy Allen, J. E. McLemore, R. B. Estes and John Maggard.

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

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Joseph Abner Watson
May 8, 1851 - Dec 9, 1930

AGED MAN DIES AT HUMBLE OIL CAMP AT MILDRED TUESDAY

J. A. Watson, aged 79 years, native and long-time resident of Tennessee, died at the home of his son, J. P. Watson, Humble camp at Mildred, Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock, and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. George Burns of Mildred.

Surviving are three sons, John A. Watson, Shreveport, La.; Robert W. Watson, Lonoke, Ark., and J. P. Watson, Mildred; and two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Frank, Forrest, Miss.; and Mrs. Cazer, Carlysle, Ark.

Pallbearers will be G. W. Westmoreland, A. A. Klein, W. F. Sutton, F. L. Sparkman, J. M. Bonner, H. I. Singleton, V. F. Needham and Jim Freeze.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 9, 1930 - Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (I believe he is Joseph Abner Watson h/o Jennie (Shaw) Watson father of Robert Watson, Lula V. (Watson) Cazer married Earl Vinton Cazer, Resa/Ressie A. (Watson) Franks married John Franks, John A. Watson and Joseph Presley Watson)
    s/o John Watson per death certificate

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AGED MAN BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY DIED
NEAR MILDRED

Funeral services for J. A. Watson, aged 79 years, native of Tennessee, who died at the home of his son, J. P. Watson at the Humble camp at Mildred, Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Burns of Mildred.

Surviving are three sons, J. A. Watson, Shreveport; Robert W. Watson, Lonoke, Ark., and J. P. Watson, Mildred; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Frank, Forrest, Miss.; and Mrs. E. V. Cazer, Carlysle, Ark.

Pallbearers were G. W. Westmoreland, A. A. Klein, W. F. Sutton, E. L. Sparkman, J. M. Bonner, H. I. Singleton, V. F. Needham and Jim Freeze.

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Anna (Martin) Boatfield-Steely
Jul 1, 1889 - Feb 20, 1974

Mrs. Steely

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at
Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Anna Steely (Aunt Mutt), 84 who died Wednesday at Paulyne Convalescent Home.

Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Navarro County, had lived in Corsicana for 40 years. She was married to Lonnie D. Steely, Jan. 15, 1918 and reside in Eureka for four years. He preceded her in death July 20, 1954.

Survivors include a nephew, Francis Puckett of Corsicana,

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 20, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Burney/Burdie Boatfield married Jan. 30, 1910 2nd husband Lonnie David Steely married Jan. 15, 1918; d/o Henry Martin & Martha Ann (Churchman) Martin (Martha is buried at Petty’s Chapel)

Lonnie David Steely
Apr 1, 1880 - Jul 20, 1954

Lonnie Steely Expires Tuesday

Lonnie D. Steely, 74, life-long resident of Corsicana, plumber, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, George Steely, Paris, and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church.

Corley will direct.

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Lonnie D. Steely Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Lonnie D. Steely, 74, plumber, who died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church of which he was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the church, and Rev. Jack Smith, pastor of the Providence Baptist church. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Steely was a life-long resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, George Steely, Paris, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jack Russell, Lee Russell, Frank L. Leathers, Kenny Wyatt, J. B. Kent, J. C. Stover and John Haney.

Corley directed.

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Matilda (Haire) Steely
Jul 17, 1851 - Dec 19, 1933

RESIDENT CORSICANA FIFTY-SIX YEARS BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

MRS. MATILDA STEELY PASSED AWAY HERE AT AN EARLY HOUR TUESDAY

Mrs. Matilda Hare Steely, aged 82, wife of the late H. C. Steely, native of Columbus, Ga., but resident of Corsicana for the past 56 years, died at the home of her son, Lonnie Steely, 912 North Nineteenth street, Tuesday morning at 2 o’clock, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Steely had been a member of the Methodist church for 70 years.

Funeral services will be held from the home of her son Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she had been a member for many years.

Surviving are three sons, Lonnie Steely, Corsicana; George Steely, Paris, and John Steely, Stamford; a daughter, Mrs. Emma Powell, Beaumont; and a number of other relatives. She was the mother of the late C. R. Steely.

Pallbearers will be Perry McCammon, J. D. Haney, Edgar Metcalf, T. J. Walton, Bill Crews and Hubert Redden.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Hare Steely, aged 82 years, wife of the late H. C. Steely, who died at the home of her son, Lonnie Steely , 912 North Nineteenth street, Tuesday morning at 2 o’clock after an illness of several months, were held from the residence, 912 North Nineteenth street, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Steely was a long-time member.

Mrs. Steely was a native of Georgia, but had resided in Corsicana for 56 years. She had been a member of the Methodist church for 70 years.

Surviving are three sons, Lonnie Steely, Corsicana; George Steely, Paris; and John Steely, Stamford; a daughter, Mrs. Emma Powell, Beaumont; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives. She was the mother of the late C. R. Steely.

Pallbearers were Perry McCammon, J. D. Haney, Edgar Metcalf, T. J. Walton, Bill Crews and Hubert Redden.

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

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Relatives and Friends Attend Steely Funeral

The following out of town people attended the funeral of Mrs. Matilda H. Steely last Wednesday afternoon: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Steely and daughter, Vera, of Stamford; Mrs. George W. Steely, Paris; Mrs. G. J. Powell, Beaumont; J. W. Riddle and son, Bobbie, Ennis; Rev. Mason, Ennis; Mrs. Lizzie, Reymuller, Waxahachie.

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Tom H. Hughes
Jun 3, 1885 - Apr 14, 1930

LOCAL BUSINESS MAN FOUND DEAD MONDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOM H. HUGHES WILL BE HELD TUESDAY MORNING

Tom H. Hughes, aged 44 years, native of Corsicana, well-known in business circles here, proprietor of the Corsicana Dray and Transfer company, died suddenly at his home suddenly at his home, 204 South Fourteenth street, Monday morning at 6:30 o’clock, and the funeral will be held Tuesday morning from the family home at 10:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Mr. Hughes had been in ill health for several months. He had lived in Corsicana practically all of his life.

Mr. Hughes was married to Miss Mary Allen in 1915. Surviving are his wife, two brothers, John C. Hughes, Corsicana, and Joe D. Hughes, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Johnson, McCamey; Mrs. Dick Anderson, Corsicana; and Mrs. Don Welch, Mildred.

The American Bakery, of which John C. Hughes is president, will be closed Tuesday morning from 10:30 to noon.

Active pallbearers will be Rube Edens, Don Welch, Dick Anderson, Tom Campbell, Walter Douglas, Henry Johnson, Lacy Wills, Ernest Wilson and Lloyd Young.

Honorary pallbearers will be the friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Mr. Hughes was born and reared In Corsicana and during the residence here and the many years he was engaged in business he has made a host of friends who have been shocked and saddened by his untimely death. He was of a kindly and genial disposition and his love for children was a marked trait in his life. He was frequently seen with a large number of children of his various friends going to the movies and other places of amusement, and when a family gathering took place Mr. Hughes always took the keenest delight in entering into the games and enjoyments of the little folk of the family.

Of a happy and courteous disposition always his ill health of the past few months had not robbed him of his kindly smile and he greeted his friends with a cherry word and a smile, even while physically he was not what he appeared on the surface. His parents were pioneers in Navarro county and were among the leading residents of the county in early days.

He had drawn a large circle of friends about him who will miss him greatly from his place of business and in his accustomed places, and who will extend their sincere sympathy to his wife and brothers and sisters and other relatives and shed a tear at his passing.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING FOR TOM H. HUGHES

CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Tom H. Hughes, aged 44, native of Corsicana, who was found dead early Monday morning at his residence, 264 South Fourteenth street, were held from the home Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. He was proprietor of the Corsicana Dray and Transfer Company. He had been in ill health for several months.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Hughes; two brothers, John C. Hughes, Corsicana, and Joe D. Hughes, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Corsicana and Mrs. Don Welch, Mildred, all of whom were present for the funeral, and a number of other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Rube Edens, Don Welch, Dick Anderson, Tom Campbell, Walter Douglas, Henry Johnson, Lacy Willis, Ernest Wilson and Lloyd Young.

Honorary pallbearers were all friends of the family.

Favorite hymns were sung by a quintet composed of Mesdames Jack Hagar, P. C. Townsend, Albert Guess and Messrs. L. G. Kerr and Edgar Metcalf.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Mr. Hughes was born in Navarro county and had lived in Corsicana practically all his life, where he grew to man hood, and for many years has been engaged in business. His popularity was attested in a degree by the great profusion of beautiful flowers sent as tokens of love and esteem and by the large number who attended the last rites at the home Tuesday morning.

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Flora Belle Clemmer
Oct 24, 1881 - Jan 21, 1930

Flora Belle Clemmer
Oct. 24, 1881 - Jan. 21, 1930

Miss Belle Clemmer Died Early Tuesday In Local Hospital

Belle Clemmer, aged 48 years, died at the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday morning at 5:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the Methodist Protestant church Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Copeland, assisted by Rev. L. W. Shivers of Wortham.

She had resided in Corsicana nine years.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. E. J. Champion, Corsicana; four sisters, Miss Elizabeth Champion, Corsicana; Mrs. R. D. Wright, Laredo; Mrs. W. H. Bailey, Jacksonville; Mrs. Anna Wheelock, Houston; three brothers, George Clemmer, Brownwood; W. D. Champion, Pampa, and F. H. Champion, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Arlee Thompson, H. P. Walker, T. J. York, Aubrey Franklin, Floyd Kuhns and Mr. Cray.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BELLE CLEMMER HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Belle Clemmer, 48, who died in the Navarro county hospital Tuesday morning at 5:30 were held from the Methodist Protestant church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. W. Copeland, assisted by Rev. L. W. Shivers of Wortham.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. E. J. Champion, Corsicana; four sisters, Miss Elizabeth Champion, Corsicana; Mrs. R. D. Wright, Laredo; Mrs. W. H. Bailey, Jacksonville; and Mrs. Anna Wheelock, Houston; three brothers, George Clemmer of Brownwood; W. D. Champion, Pampa; and T. H. Champion, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Arlee Thompson, H. P. Walker, T. J. York, Aubrey Franklin, Floyd Kuhns and Mr. Cray.

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

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Elizabeth “Bettie” (DuVal) Robinson
Apr 23, 1856 - Jun 9, 1930

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY MONDAY MORNING

MRS. BETTY ROBINSON WILL BE BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN OAKWOOD

Mrs. Betty D. Robinson, aged 76 years, wife of James H. Robinson died at the family home, 603 East Seventh avenue, Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock following a week’s illness, and the funeral will be held from the residence of Harris Ransom, 117 West First avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. j. Ellis, rector of the St. John’s Episcopal church.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Sid Story, W. D. Nolen, Durwood Robinson, Dude Ransom, Hood Cheney, Byron Cheney.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Robinson, and two children, Mrs. Harris Ransom and Jim W. Robinson; four sisters, Mrs. W. T. Higgins and Miss Annie Duvall of Bastrop, and Mrs. J. M. Carroll and Mrs. Ella Duvall of Hubbard. Two grandchildren, Annie Ruth, and Betty Robinson and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Robinson was born April 23, 1854, in Franklin county, Ky., and came to with her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Duvall, when she was a small child. The Duvall family settled at Bastrop and it was there that Miss Betty Duvall married James H. Robinson on Feb. 12, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson moved to Dresden, Navarro county, after their marriage and lived there several years before moving to Corsicana some 44 years ago, where they have since resided.

Mrs. Robinson was a quiet and unassuming home-loving woman and a member of the Episcopal church since childhood. All the years of her life in Corsicana she has lived quietly and looked after her home and family. She was known as a good neighbor and never failed to come to the assistance of a friend or neighbor when sorrow or adversity overtook them. She was content to spend her time in her home and administering to the needs of her family and others and truly it can be said that a Mother in Israel has passed to her reward.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 9, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James H. Robinson married Feb. 12, 1879; d/o Dr. James Clay DuVal & Mary Rebecca (Wilkins) DuVal buried in Bastrop, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. ROBINSON

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA AND NAVARRO COUNTY DIED MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie D. Robinson, aged 70 years, wife of James H. Robinson who died at the family home 603 East Seventh avenue, Monday morning at 10:30 after a weeks’ illness, were held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Harris Ransom, 117 West First Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 4 with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, of which Mrs. Robinson had been a member for many years.

Mrs. Robinson was a native of Kentucky, but came to Texas when a small child. She lived at Bastrop until her marriage in 1879 when she moved to Dresden where she resided until the family moved to Corsicana 44 years ago.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ransom, Corsicana; one son, Jim W. Robinson, Corsicana; two grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. W. T. Higgins and Miss Annie Duvall, both of Bastrop; and Mrs. J. M. Carroll and Miss Ella Duvall, both of Hubbard.

Pallbearers were Sidney Story, W. D. Nolen, Durwood Robinson, Hood Cheney and Byron Cheney.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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INFANT SON Thompson
Died Apr 23, 1930

Baby Was Buried Thursday Morning

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Thompson of Waco died in the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday night and the funeral was held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Sidney D. “Sid” Brewer
1861 - Oct. 9, 1930

Sid D. Brewer of Rice Buried There Friday Afternoon

Sid D. Brewer, aged 69 years, died at his home in Rice Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock and the funeral services were held in Rice Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The body was brought to Corsicana where interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Mrs. R. T. Caton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The body was prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, October 10, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Tempie Ann (Wilder) Edwards-Brewer married Apr. 24, 1888 (father of Pearl Sidene (Brewer) Caton-West-Hopkins buried in Pattison cemetery)

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RICE

RICE. Oct. 16.—(AP)—S. D. Brewer, a jeweler here for several years, passed away at his home Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock after an illness of two weeks with heart trouble. Funeral services were held from the residence at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. Day of Streetman. Interment was made in the
Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana. Funeral services were under the direction of W. F. Hodge, local undertaker.

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Roe Dolphus T. Caton
Sep 8, 1860 - Mar 25, 1930

R. D. CATON DIED TUESDAY MORNING BURIAL WEDNESDAY

R. D. Caton, aged 69 years, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, died at his home in the Oak Grove addition, northeast Corsicana, Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. He had been in ill health for some time. the funeral will be conducted by Rev. Aron and Burgess.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, R. T. Caton and T. B. Caton both of Corsicana; and W. H. Caton, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Katie Pearl Tate, Dallas; Mrs. Myra Eckerman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ida Mae Dempsey, Arizona, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 25, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie Walker (Neal) Caton; s/o William Rudolphus Caton & Susan James (Carter) Caton (one source says Roe is Rudolphus)

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR LONG-TIME RESIDENT

Funeral services for R. D. Caton, age3d 69 years, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, who died at his home in the northeastern portion of the city Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. He had been in ill health for some time.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Burgess and Aron.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, R. T. Caton and T. B. Caton, both of Corsicana, and W. H. Caton, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Katie Pearl Tate, Dallas; Mrs. Myra Eckerman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ida Mae Dempsey, Arizona, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Henry Cooper, W. R. Dunn, J. W. Fowler, A. R. Lewis, John Darwood, S. Hamilton, D. L. Slone and Luther Cole.

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Minnie Walker (Neal) Caton
Mar 1, 1868 - Dec 3, 1954

Sunday Services For Mrs. Caton

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie W. Caton, 86, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in a Texas City hospital Friday, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. M. Northcutt, Church of the Nazarene minister. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Wm. Caton, Texas City, and Tom B. Caton, Corsicana, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Katie Pearl Lawler, Arlington, and Mrs. Ida Mae Dempsey, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Buel Caton, Corsicana; Chester Caton, Altadena, Calif.; Gilbert Caton, William Lee Ickles and Junice Caton, all of Corsicana; Billy Eckelman, Pasadena; Robert Earl Tate, Grand Prairie; Marion Webb and Henry Lee Ickles, both of Corsicana; L. E. Rodgers, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jerry Caton, Fort Worth; Buddy Caton, U. S. Army, and Bruce Woward, Fort Worth, grandsons and great-grandsons.

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Mrs. Minnie Caton Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie W. Caton, 86, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. M. Northcutt, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Caton, a long-time resident of Corsicana, died in a Texas City hospital Friday.

Surviving are two sons, Wm. H. Caton, Texas City, and Tom B. Caton, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Katie Pearl Lawler, Arlington and Mrs. Ida Mae Dempsey, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buel Caton, Corsicana; Chester CAton, Altadena, Calif.; Gilbert Caton, William Lee Ickles and Junior Caton, all of Corsicana; Billy Eckelman, Pasadena; Robert Earl Tate, Grand Prairie; Marion Caton and Henry Lee Ickles, both of Corsicana; L. E. Rodgers, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jerry Caton, Fort Worth; Buddy Caton, U. S. Army, and Bruce Howard, Fort Worth, grandsons and great-grandsons.

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Attend Funeral Of Mrs. M. W. Caton

Among the out of town friends and relatives attending the funeral services here Sunday for Mrs. Minnie W. Caton included:

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Caton and daughter, Betty Jo, and H. R. Anderson, Texas City; Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Hatch, Alvin; Joe Stocks, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas and son, Preston Bonham; Billie D. Eckelman, Pasadena; Mrs. Maxine Eckleman and daughters, Wanda Eckelman, and Mrs. Glenda Wells, Arlington.

Jack Dempsey, Mr. and Mrs. Reed Stewart, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee Conder, and daughter, Joyce and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tate and children, Pam, Robbie and Jan, and Mrs. Kathren P. Lawler, all of Arlington; Mr. and Mrs. Lacie Stocks, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Ike Stocks, Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Elledge Scroggins; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Burgin, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Stocks and children, Mt. Vernon, Texas.

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Joan Ouida "Jody" (Toten) Martin
Nov 9, 1931 - Dec 12, 2008

Was born November 9, 1931. She graduated from North Dallas High School in 1949; she attended SMU and in 1953 started the Joan Martin Dance School in McKinney, TX, which is now called Dance Arts Center. She also taught for 34 years at her Dance Arts Center school in Lewisville, TX, with her daughter. Joan left us to be with God on Friday, December 12th, after a courageous four year battle with lung disease. She was loved by many, especially all the students and their parents, whose lives she touched. She was a kind and loving care giver for many family members; she was a devoted member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Joan is survived and greatly missed by her husband of 57 years, Perry Martin; and her daughter, Lou Ann Martin Vance and her husband Todd Vance. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Joan's name to a charity of your choice, or a favor and kindness to someone. Visitation from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Sunday, December 14, 2008 at Restland Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm, Sunday, in Restland's Memorial Chapel.
...Restland Obituary

Notes:

  • w/o Perry Edward Martin; d/o Rufus Hardy Toten & Vivian Lucille (Powers) Toten
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Alexander Barrington Orr, 2nd Lieut.
Oct 7, 1897 - Feb 6, 1930

LIEUT. ALEXANDER B. ORR KILLED IN AIR COLLISION; MARRIED CORSICANA GIRL

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 7.—(AP)—One army flier was dead today and three others were safe after miraculous escapes in two crashes.

Second Lieut. Alexander B. Orr, 32, reserve officer on active duty with the 12th Observation Squadron at Dodd Field, was killed almost instantly yesterday when the plane which he and his companion, Sergeant A. F. Farrar, 33, had been maneuvering, collided with another four miles south of Kelley Field.

Farrar and Lieut. Carl R. Storrie, pilot of the other ship, were uninjured, Farrar jumped from the falling plane and released his parachute.

Storrie’s plane ran into Orr’s cutting off the controls of the latter. When Orr’s plane started into a nose dive, he yelled to Farrar to jump. The plane was wrecked.

Orr is survived by his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Orr of Modesto, Cal., and a brother in Dallas.

Flying Cadet Thomas J. Searcy of Brooks Field had a narrow escape after his plane crashed in a practice landing at Yturri Field, an auxiliary landing field near Brooks Field, due to the fact that the fuselage of the plane was constructed of steel. He received minor cuts and bruises.

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Funeral services for Lieut. Alexander B. Orr, who was instantly killed in a plane crash in San Antonio Thursday, will be conducted at the First Baptist church here Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, it was learned here Friday. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The body will leave San Antonio at 11 o’clock Friday night, and arrive here at 6 o’clock Saturday morning, accompanied by Mrs. F. J. Lindsey, Mrs. Orr’s mother, and F. T. Lindsey, her brother.

Lieut. Alexander B. Orr was well known in Corsicana, where he had often visited. He having married Miss Eunice Lindsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Lindsey of Corsicana. Mrs. Orr was born and reared in Corsicana and after completing her education was a member of the Corsicana public school teaching force for several years and was active in church and social circles. Her host of Corsicana friends were pained to learn of Lieut. Orr’s untimely death.

Mrs. F. J. Lindsey and Tate Lindsey, mother and brother of Mrs. Orr left for San Antonio Thursday night to be with her during the funeral of her husband. Mr. and Mrs. Will Maddox, brother-in-law and sister of Mrs. Orr of Dallas, also went to San Antonio Thursday night. Lieut. Orr spent a part of last summer visiting with his wife’s parents and numerous Corsicana friends.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 7, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • U. S. Army Air Corps
  • h/o Eunice (Lindsey) Orr-Beyrlemarried Mar 19, 1927; s/o George Olds Orr & Alice (St. John) Orr

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR LIEUT. A. B. ORR

VICTIM OF AIRPLANE ACCIDENT AT SAN ANTONIO BURIED HERE

Funeral services for Lieut. Alexander Barrington Orr, aged 33 years, reserved officer on active duty with the 12th observation squadron at Dodd Field, San Antonio, who was almost instantly killed Thursday when his plane collided with another near San Antonio, were held here Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the church.

The body left San Antonio Friday night and arrived here at an early hour Saturday morning.

Lieut. Orr was well known in Corsicana, where he often visited. He married Miss Eunice Lindsey of Corsicana, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Lindsey.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Olds Orr, Modesto, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Clifford Rubine, Salt Lake City, Utah. The parents were unable to be here for the funeral.

Pallbearers were Byron Cheney, Hood Cheney, Wade Smith, Sam Millerman, Joe Jefferson and Finis Seale.

The Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Clara Genevieve (Wood) Hipps
May 4, 1875 – Feb 11, 1930

MRS. W. T. HIPPS, NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY, IS DEAD

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FROM FAMILY HOME

Mrs. W. T. Hipps, aged 54 years, native of Navarro county, died at the family residence, 102 South Thirty-first street, Tuesday morning at 6 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. She was born at Spring Hill northeast of Dawson.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Herbert Hipps, Dallas; Thomas Hipps, United States Navy; and Joel Hipps, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. W. B. Wood, Waco; one sister, Mrs. C. L. Permenter, Waco; four brothers, F. S. Wood, West Columbia; O. L. Wood, Beaumont; B. C. Wood, and R. L. Wood, both of Brownsville, and other relatives.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, assisted by Rev. F. G. Waddill, Methodist minister of Dawson, and Rev. George F. Kornegay, Methodist minister of Cleburne. Rev. Kornegay and Rev. Waddill, both formerly were pastors of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church here.

Active pallbearers will be J. A. Rowell, L. K. Carraway, W. A. Megaritty, E. A. Patterson, W. L. Bingham and J. H. Wooley.

Honorary pallbearers will be: W. D. Hall, A. R. Cravens, S. L. McCravens, B. I. Tarbutton, C. C. Turner, J. Mell Smith, S. J. Miles, E. W. Robinson, A. R. Tyner, S. S. Parker, Ben F. Blackmon, Randolph Jackson, C. G. Davidson, John P. Garitty, Rev. N. J. Peeples, S. E. Hopkins, F. E. McPherson, R. S. Galloway, H. F. Marr, Donald Marr, R. L. Patterson, Rev. G. W. Kincheloe, F. B. McKie, J. L. Miller, Dr. W. W. Carter, Dr. E. P. Norwood, Dr. W. D. Cross, W. L. Allen, A. O’Daniel, Jester O’Daniel, A. Wendorf, Dick Molloy, L. C. Molloy, C. Q. Head, Elmer O’Daniel, M. T. Horne, R. T. Horne, R. V. Smith, T. E. McGlathery and W. C. McGlothlin.

J. Clauter and Henry Garner both of Dawson; L. A. Combs, Abilene; Luther Callett, Abilene; Dr. O. L. Smith, Kari Kumke, W. L. Secrest, M. R. Thomas, O. S. Bryson, C. B. Lane, O. S. Burnes, John C. Hughes, W. O. Rhodes, Rev. H. P. Shrader, J. N. Royall, T. J. Walton, C. C. McChrista.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 11, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Thomas Hipps married Oct 17, 1900; d/o William Baty Wood & Sarah Almarine (Turnbo) Wood buried in Dawson Cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. W. T. HIPPS HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Hipps, 54, native of Navarro county, who died at the family home were held at the family home, 102 South Thirty-First street, Tuesday morning at 6 o’clock, were held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. She was born in the Spring Hill community, near Dawson.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Herbert Hipps, Dallas; Thomas Hipps, United States Navy; and Joel Hipps, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. W. B. Wood, Waco; one sister, Mrs. C. L. Permenter, Waco; four brothers, F. S. Wood, West Columbia; O. L. Wood, Beaumont; B. C. Wood and R. L. Wood, both of Brownsville; and other relatives.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here, assisted by Rev. Geo. F. Kornegay of Cleburne and Rev. F. O. Waddill of Dawson, both formerly pastors of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Active pallbearers were J. A. Rowell, L. K. Carraway, W. A. Megarity, E. A. Patterson, W. L. Bingham and J. H. Wooley.

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

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Maggie (Jones) Chambliss
Apr 25, 1885 - Sep 26, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MORAN WOMAN

Mrs. Maggie Chambliss, aged 45, died in a Norman, Oklahoma sanitarium, Friday after a lingering illness, and the body arrived in Corsicana at 1:10 Monday morning. The funeral was held from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3:30 with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Prior to moving to Moran, Texas, in 1924, the family resided here.

Surviving are her husband, J. N. Chambliss, four daughters, Miss Alberta Chambliss, Mrs. J. L. Dorsey, Miss Anna Mae Chambliss and Miss Margaret Chambliss, and two sons, Seth Chambliss and Wyman Chambliss, all of Moran; two brothers, J. O. Jones, Corsicana and J. L. Jones, Los Angeles; and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Calloway, Los Angeles.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun Monday, Sep 29, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Novell Chambliss married Nov. 5, 1905 buried in Moran, Texas; d/o Zachariah T. Jones & Elizabeth Jane (Pruitt) Jones

Marcellus H. Booth
Aug 9, 1849 - Apr 4, 1920

DIED SEATED IN HIS AUTO

Had Been Citizen Here for Mary Years

Marcellus H. Booth, sixty-five years old, and who had been an engineer here for the Corsicana Electric light plant for thirty-six years, died suddenly in his automobile about 6:30 Sunday morning. The deceased was quite sick during the early part of last week, and had not been on duty for some days, but Saturday night received an emergency call for duty. Sunday morning his wife got up early in order to have him a cup of coffee when he got in from work. About 6:30 Mrs. Booth heard him drive up to his garage in the back yard and waited for some minutes for him to come in and thought this strange as the morning was quite cool. She went to the garage to see what was the matter and upon approaching the car the garage door had been opened, and it is supposed he got out and opened the door, then got back in the car to drive it in the garage and died before he could do so. The deceased was a quiet man but had many friends that he had made during his long life here as an honorable and upright gentleman, and his sudden death came as a sorrowful surprise to the community. The deceased is survived by his wife, two brothers and a sister. One brother lives in Colorado and the other brother and sister live in Pennsylvania, which was the native home of the deceased. The funeral took place this afternoon from the home, 650 West Sixth avenue, at 3 o’clock. Rev. C. H. Booth, pastor of the First Methodist church officiated and J. S. Roth, R. N. Elliott, A. G. Elliott, Frank N. Drane, W. B. Thomas and E. W. Robinson acted as the pall bearers. There were many pretty floral offerings and a large procession followed the remains to
Oakwood where interment took place.

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Thomas Buchanan Sadler
Sep 9, 1869 - Nov 13, 1930

DR. T. B. SADLER FOUND DEAD EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

WELL KNOWN PHYSICIAN SUCCOMS TO HEART ATTACK EARLY TODAY

Dr. T. B. Sadler, aged 61 years, native of Mississippi, but resident of Corsicana for 25 years, died with a heart attack at his home, 1202 West Third avenue, about 7:30 o’clock Thursday morning. He had been dead only a few minutes when his body was found in bed.

He had practiced medicine in Corsicana for the past quarter of a century. He was born in Okolona, Mississippi.

Dr. Sadler was downtown all day Wednesday.

He was club physician for the Corsicana Baseball team in the Texas Association and Lone Star league for several years, and was well known here and in medical circles of Texas.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lelia Sadler, one daughter, Mrs. Harold Broome, San Angelo; two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Lyons, Little Rock, Ark., and Miss Hallie Sadler, Corsicana.

Dr. Sadler was the son of Thomas Rose Sadler and Appha Buchannan Sadler.

The funeral services will be held from the family residence Friday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery, the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Active pallbearers will be H. Iversen, Fred Allison, J. Y. Stewart, Douglas Jackson, Ed. Rittersbacher, Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Navarro County Medical Society.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LOCAL DOCTOR FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Dr. T. B. Sadler, aged 61 years, who died at his home with a heart attack about 7:30 Thursday morning, were held from the family residence Friday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Rev. David Shepperson conducted the services.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lelia Sadler; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Broome, of San Angelo; two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Lyons, Little Rock; and Miss Hallie Sadler of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were H. Iverson, Fred Allison, J. Y. Stewart, Douglas Jackson, Ed Rittersbacher, and Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr. Members of the Navarro County Medical society were honorary pall-bearers.

The deceased was a native of Mississippi, but had practiced medicine in Corsicana for more than a quarter of a century. He was club physician for the Corsicana baseball club for several years and was well-known in medical circles.

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Leila (Jackson) Sadler
Mar 20, 1875 - Feb 12, 1941

MRS. T. B. SADLER DIED SAN ANGELO; BURIAL HERE FRIDAY

Mrs. T. B. Sadler, aged 65 years, widow of the late Dr. T. B. Sadler of Corsicana, died of a heart attack at the home of a brother, Henry Jackson, San Angelo attorney, Wednesday night.

Funeral services are scheduled from the Corley chapel here Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold Broome, San Angelo; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. K. Parker, Dallas and Mrs. George E. Folk, New Rochelle, N. Y., and two brothers, Henry Jackson, San Angelo, and Dr. Rice R. Jackson, Dallas.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Dallas early Friday morning.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SADLER ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. T. B. Sadler, 65, former Corsicanan, who died with a heart attack at San Angelo Wednesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold Broome, San Angelo; three grandchildren, two brothers, Henry Jackson, San Angelo attorney, and Dr. Rice R. Jackson, Dallas and two sisters, Mrs. J. K. Parker, Dallas, and Mrs. George E. Folk, New Rochelle, N. Y.

Mrs. Sadler was the widow of the late Dr. T. B. Sadler, well-known Corsicana Physician.

Pallbearers were Douglas Jackson, J. M. Dyer, Ed Rittersbacher, Elmer Rittersbacher, Wm. T. Shell, Jr., and Ed M. Polk, Jr.

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James Wilbur Holsey
Dec 3, 1865 - May 28, 1941

J. W. HOLSEY DIED WEDNESDAY MORNING HESTER COMMUNITY

J. W. Holsey, aged 75 years, died Wednesday morning at the home of his brother, L. L. Holsey, at Hester. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian church, will conduct the rites.

Mr. Holsey had been a resident of Navarro county for many years and was one of the early leaders in farm improvement program.

Surviving are two sons, Assistant Criminal District Attorney Seton Holsey, Corsicana; J. W. Holsey, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Robert McMullan, Corsicana; two brothers, L. L. Holsey, Hester and Mont Holsey, Zion’s Rest; a sister, Mrs. R. S. Foy, Georgia, a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Robert Witherspoon, Robert Towns, Charles Banister, Frank Montfort, John Sibley and W. L. Tubbs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 28, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary E. (Towns) Holsey married Dec. 5, 1905; s/o Julius Hopkins Holsey & Mary Elizabeth (Montfort) Holsey

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. W. HOLSEY THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for J. W. Holsey, aged 75 years, who died Wednesday morning in the Hester community, were held from the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian church.

A native of Georgia, Mr. Holsey had resided in Navarro county practically all his life.

Surviving are two sons, Seton T. Holsey, assistant criminal district attorney of Navarro County, Corsicana, and J. W. Holsey, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Robert McMullan, Corsicana; two brothers, L. L. Holsey, Hester, and Mont Holsey, Zion’s Rest; a sister, Mrs. R. S. Foy, Georgia, and a number of nieces, nephews an other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Witherspoon, Robert Towns, Charles Banister, Frank Montfort, John Sibley, W. L. Tubbs and Jules J. Keit.

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Buford Owen
Jan 14, 1916 - Apr 15, 1930

EMHOUSE BOY DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Beauford Owen, age 14 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Owen of Emhouse, died at the Navarro Clinic at 12 o’clock Tuesday and funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at the Methodist Protestant church, conducted by Rev. Kenneth Copland and Rev. J. W. Copeland. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

He injured a toe Friday afternoon and later blood poisoning developed.

Surviving are his parents and several brothers and sisters.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EMHOUSE YOUTH HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Beauford Owen, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Owen of the Emhouse community, who died in the Navarro clinic Tuesday at noon from tetanus were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Kenneth Copeland and Rev. J. W. Copeland.

The lad cut one of his toes several days ago. He was in Corsicana Saturday and Saturday afternoon took a turn for the worse.

Surviving are his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Ball, Purdon; Mrs. Mary Beasley, Emhouse; and Mrs. Viola Owen, Emhouse; and two brothers, Elmer and Weldon Owens, both of the Emhouse community.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Walter Ray Milburn
Jul 15, 1919 - Nov 27, 1930

Funeral Services For Boy Are Held Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Wilbur Ray Milburn, 11-year-old son of Mrs. Maudie Milburn, who died in the Navarro County Hospital Thursday morning at 3:30 o’clock with tetanus, were held from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his mother, one brother, Cecil, and one sister, Josephine Milburn; and an uncle, K. D. Dossey of the State Orphan’s Home.

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Lena Mae Bridges
Jan 1, 1914 - Aug 2, 1930

HIGHWAY CRASH IS FATAL TO CORSICANA GIRL LATE SATURDAY

Lena Mae Bridges, aged 15, was fatally injured, and Cecil Lynch and Jack Alsup received minor hurts Saturday night when the motorcycle which they were riding, and a truck collided near the Municipal airport on the Emhouse road about three miles north of Corsicana about dark.

The injured were brought to the Navarro Clinic in private conveyances, where it was found that Miss Bridges had both legs broken, serious internal injuries, and a badly crushed head. She died about 11 o’clock Saturday night.

The crash victim was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam T. Bridges, 2208 West Thirteenth avenue. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. She is survived by her parents and one sister.

Lynch was badly bruised and lacerated but was able to leave the hospital Sunday. Alsup was able to go home after receiving first aid treatment.

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF LENA MAE BRIDGES

On Aug. 2, 1930, God’s death angel came down in our midst and took away our Darling Lena Mae Bridges. So quick and strong but let us rejoice for we know God does things well. Her stay with us was sixteen years, seven months and two days. You slipped away to be with Jesus happy at peace and rest forever.

We know God saw fit to take you home, but Oh, how hard it seems to give you up. No one knows, only those who have had to give up one that is so dear and sweet.

She was always smiling and made friends wherever she went. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss, mother, father, eight brothers, four sisters, grandfather and other relatives and friends. All were with her when she was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery except her grandfather and three brothers. I thank God for your sweet memory, as I silently offer a prayer. Only a mist is between us. Some sweet day, Jesus will come and call us all to be with you in that beautiful home on high, where sorrow and death never come. No longer in sadness to roam but to be safe in Kingdom of Glory, we will be with our loved one at home.

Written by a heart broken,
MOTHER.

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William Meredith Blake
Jan 18, 1870 - Jun 2, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. M. BLAKE

Wm. M. Blake, aged 60, resident of Corsicana for 11 years, died at his home, 1214 West Twelfth and One-half avenue, at 1:35 Monday morning and the funeral was held from the family residence Monday afternoon at 4:30 with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, Susie Ann Blake; one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Chaffee, Corsicana, and five sons, H. E. Blake, Waco; A. L., J. M., E. F., and W. R. Blake, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. D. Fuller, J. W. Gale, A. B. Bryson, Ben Howard, M. A. Gray and J. B. Smalling.

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

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Emma B. (Hall) Carson-Smith-Williams   
Dec 30, 1862 - Mar 21, 1930

RESIDENT CORSICANA MANY YEARS PASSED AWAY HERE FRIDAY

Mrs. Emma B. Williams, aged 67 years, and resident of Corsicana for the past 30 years, died at her home, 610 East Eighth Avenue, Friday morning at 6 o’clock following an illness of several months, and the funeral was held from the family home Friday afternoon with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dora Williams, Mrs. E. R. Carson and Mrs. Hattie Baldauf, and one son, Archie Smith, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. A. L. Swinney, Dallas, four brothers, Joe Hall, Mexia; D. W. Hall, Italy; B. F. Hall, Durant, Okla.; J. G. Hall, Gatesville, and numerous other relatives.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 21, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Tom/Ed Carson 2nd husband George W. Smith married June 26, 1887 3rd husband Richard P. Williams married Oct. 10, 1901; d/o Joseph C. “Joe” Hall & Julia Ann (Murray) Hall
    (Dora’s Death certificate says Emily Drew (Hall)

INFANT DAUGHTER Cole
B&D Jul. 25, 1930

Streetman Baby Buried Saturday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cole of Streetman died Friday night at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held at Streetman Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Streetman cemetery.

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Erie Irene (Johnson) Cole
May 30, 1867 - May 22, 1942

MRS. J. B. COLE OF STREETMAN BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Cole, aged 74 years, of Streetman, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon after an extended illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Streetman. Burial was in the
Birdston Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. White, pastor of the church, and Rev. J. L. Shadix of Arp.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Cole resided at Navarro before the family moved to Streetman where her late husband was a prominent banker and merchant. She had resided in Texas 50 years and at the time of her death was a director of the First National Bank in Streetman. Mrs. Cole had been a member of the Baptist church since childhood.

Surviving are four sons, Clyde Cole, president of the First National Bank, and Henry Cole, both of Streetman; J. A. Cole, Dallas and S. M. Cole, Marshall; four daughters, Mrs. J. K. Webb, Streetman; Mrs. E. R. Crotty, Tyler; Mrs. O. A. McCary and Mrs. H. B. Stubbs, both of Beaumont; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers and three sisters who reside in Mississippi.

Pallbearers were E. R. Crotty, J. K. Webb, H. B. Stubbs, O. A. McCrary, R. E. Cole, Jerry B. Cole, John K. Webb, Jr., and John L. Bonner.

Sutherland-McCammon directed.

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MRS. J. B. COLE DIED HERE FRIDAY; BURIAL BIRDSTON

Mrs. J. B. Cole, aged 74 years, of Streetman, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock, following a several months’ illness.

Mrs. Cole a native of Mississippi, had resided in Texas for 50 years. Prior to moving to Streetman a number of years ago, the family resided at Navarro. Her late husband, J. B. Cole was a prominent merchant and bank president at Streetman, heading the First National Bank as president, a post his son, Clyde Cole now holds. Mrs. Cole had been a member of the Baptist church since childhood and was a director in the First National Bank at Streetman at the time of her death.

Surviving are four sons, Clyde Cole and Henry Cole, both of Streetman; J. A. Cole, Dallas, and S. M. Cole, Marshall; four daughters, Mrs. J. K. Webb, Streetman; Mrs. E. R. Crotty, Tyler; Mrs. A. O. McCrary and Mrs. H. B. Stubbs, both of Beaumont; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers and three sisters of Mississippi.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at Streetman Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the
Birdston Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. White, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. L. Shaddix of Arp.

Pallbearers will be E. R. Crotty, J. K. Webb, H. B. Stubbs, O. A. McCrary, R. E. Cole, Jerry B. Cole, John K. Webb, Jr., and John L. Bonner.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Nora Lee (Evarts) Bryant
Sep. 19, 1892 - Dec. 9, 1953

Mrs. E. C. Bryant Dies Wednesday

Mrs. E. C. Bryant, 61, of Streetman, died in the Navarro Clinic early Wednesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church in Streetman Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the
Birdston Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, Baptist minister of Midkoff, Texas, formerly of Streetman and Powell, assisted by Rev. Hubert Keefer, pastor.

Surviving are her husband of Streetman; three sons, Alvis E. Bryant, Seattle, Wash.; E. C. Bryant, Jr., Dallas, and Tommy Bryant, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Cole, Dallas; two brothers, Albert and Earl Evarts, both of Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Smotherman, Ennis, Mrs. J. McCollum, Godley, and Mrs. C. L. Ward, Rice; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 9, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Ernest Cam Bryant, Sr; d/o John E. “Jay” Evarts & Martha Ann “Mattie” (Smith) Evarts (one source says her maiden name is Payne- assumed Martha Ann-once source just says Ann another Martha but most Mattie) buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Tx.

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Rites Thursday For Mrs. Bryant

Funeral services for Mrs. E. C. Bryant, 61, of Streetman, who died Wednesday morning at the Navarro clinic following an extended illness were held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, Midkiff, Texas, assisted by Rev. Herbert Keefer, pastor of the church. Burial was in the
Birdston Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Streetman; three sons, Alvis E. Bryant, Seattle, Wash.; E. C. Bryant, Jr., Dallas, and Tommy Bryant, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Cole, Dallas; two brothers, Albert and Earl Evarts, both of Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Smotherman, Ennis, Mrs. J. McCollum, Godley, and Mrs. C. L. Ward, Rice; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harris Wilson Milner, J. B. Cole, Hugh Burleson, J. O. Lewis, John Elmo Sims and J. M. Baker.

Griffin directed.

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Ulishish Floyd “Lish” Roberts, Sr.
May 3, 1850 - Jan. 24, 1930

PIONEER RESIDENT STREETMAN DISTRICT BE BURIED SUNDAY

U. F. ROBERTS DIED AT HOME NEAR STREETMAN LATE FRIDAY

Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock for U. F. (Lish) Roberts, aged 80 years, who died at his home at Streetman Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in the cemetery near his home, where he has lived many years. He is survived by his aged wife and ten children.

Mr. Roberts was born in Georgia May 3, 1850, and came to Texas when still a young man and has resided in the Winkler and Streetman communities since that time. He was married to Miss Rebecca Sweatman, 57 years ago and they have been substantial and leading residents of the southeastern section of Navarro county all the years that have followed since their marriage. Mr. Roberts was a Mason of high rank and a member of the Streetman Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and ten children, eight sons and two daughters, and 31 grandchildren and numerous other relatives. The sons are Ben Roberts, Clovis, New Mexico; Barkley Roberts, Hollis, Okla.; Will Roberts, Streetman; Lish Roberts, Corsicana; Aubrey Roberts, Dallas, and the daughters are Mrs. O. T. Seibel, Dallas and Miss Alice Roberts, Dallas, Mrs. Mona Anderson Edens and Dick Anderson of Corsicana are niece and nephew of deceased.

Mr. Roberts has been a leader in his section of Navarro and Freestone counties for more than half a century and was known to all old-timers of the two counties as an upright, honorable and trustworthy gentleman of the Old South.

Mrs. Edens and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Anderson and family will attend the funeral services Sunday morning.

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Sylvia Rebecca (Sweatman) Roberts
1858 - May 19, 1933

PIONEER STREETMAN WOMAN DIED FRIDAY BURIAL ON SATURDAY

MRS. REBECCA ROBERTS WELL KNOWN IN CORSICANA AND NAVARRO COUNTY

Mrs. Rebecca Roberts, aged 75 years, native Texan and pioneer resident of the Streetman community, widow of the late U. F. Roberts, died at her home in Streetman Friday morning at o’clock following a week’s illness and the funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at Streetman Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the
Birdston Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Shaddux.

Surviving are eight sons, B. F. Roberts, Evansville, Ill.; Jack Roberts, Clovis, N. M.; Joe Roberts, Roswell, N. M.; V. Roberts, McQueen, Oklahoma; W. B. Roberts, Streetman; U. F. Roberts, Corsicana; S. A. Roberts, Dallas; and Aubrey Roberts, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. O. T. Selbel, Dallas, and Mrs. Jack Sims, Dallas; a brother, W. B. Sweatman, Morgan; a half-brother, A. N. McCan, Winkler; a half-sister, Mrs. Ida Handley, Athens; a niece, Mrs. Mona Anderson Edens, Waxahachie, formerly of Corsicana; a nephew, Dick Anderson, Houston; and a number of other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by Webb and Cole of Streetman and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 19, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Ulishish Floyd “Lish” Roberts, Sr. married Feb. 2, 1876; d/o Shadrack Edward “Shad” Sweatman & Ann Eliza (Manning) Sweatman-McCann

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FUNERAL SERVICES AT STREETMAN FOR PIONEER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Roberts, aged 75, native Texan and pioneer resident of the Streetman community, widow of the late U. F. Roberts, who died at her home in Streetman Friday morning at 7 o’clock, were held from the Streetman Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Birdston Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Shaddux.

Surviving are eight sons, B. F. Roberts, Evansville, Ill.; Jack Roberts, Clovis, N. M.; Joe Roberts, Roswell, N. M.; V. Roberts, McQueen, Oklahoma; W. B. Roberts, Streetman; U. F. Roberts, Corsicana; S. A. Roberts and Aubrey Roberts, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. O. T. Seibel and Mrs. Jack Sims, both of Dallas; a brother, W. B. Sweatman, Morgan; a half-brother, A. N. McCann, Winkler; a half-sister, Mrs. Ida Handley, Athens; a niece, Mrs. Mona Anderson Edens, Waxahachie; a nephew, Dick Anderson, Houston; and other relatives.

The funeral and directed by the Webb and Cole Funeral Home of Streetman and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Andrew C. “Andy” Baggett
Nov 1899 - Apr 11, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM AUTOMOBILE CRASH

Funeral services for A. C. Baggett, 30, of Navarro County Hospital Saturday morning at 4 o’clock from injuries received about 2 o’clock Saturday morning near Angus when his car was struck by another automobile, were held Sunday. The body was taken to Streetman where interment was made. Mrs. Baggett received severe injuries about the head. A small baby escaped uninjured. None of the occupants of the other car received injuries.

Surviving are his wife, one child, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Baggett, Navarro; two brothers, Odie Baggett, Palmer; and Ed Baggett, Corbet; five sisters, Mrs. Lula Whiteside, Richland; Mrs. Nannie Cobb, Mabank; Mrs. Minnie Cowart, Streetman; Mrs. Eva Mae Clark, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Eula Hosch, Roane.

The body was prepared for burial by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 14, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Assumed buried here Birdston Cemetery, death certificate says Streetman but parents are buried in Cade cemetery)
  • Assumed h/o Beatrice (McAdams) Baggett married Jun. 1, 1918 s/o William H. Baggett and Sallie (Langford/Lankford) Baggett

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Woman Injured in Auto Accident is Reported Better

STREETMAN, April 17.—(SP)—Mrs. A. C. Baggett of Navarro, who was seriously injured last Saturday morning near Angus in the automobile collision in which her husband received fatal injuries, was reported today to be recovering.

Mrs. Baggett received severe head injuries in the accident.


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Man Indicted in Connection Death In Auto Crash

William Stone of Richland was indicted by the Navarro County grand jury late Wednesday afternoon for alleged negligent homicide and for the alleged driving of a car while intoxicated in connection with the fatal injuring of A. C. Baggett, aged 30 years, of Navarro, April 11.

Baggett was struck by an automobile near Angus and died a short time later in a local hospital. Mrs. Baggett received severe injuries in the collision.

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Courthouse News.

Sheriff’s Office

William Stone of Richland made bond in the sum of $500 in an indictment for alleged negligent homicide and $500 bond on an indictment for driving a car while intoxicated Thursday afternoon.

These two indictments were returned late Wednesday afternoon by the Navarro county grand jury as a result of its investigation of the fatal injuring of A. C. Baggett of Navarro, April 11, when he was struck by an automobile near Angus. Mrs. Baggett received severe injuries at the same time.

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Courthouse News

District Court.

All witnesses in the case of the state of Texas s. William Stone, negligent homicide, were excused until Friday morning at 10 when the case was reset for trial. Stone was indicted for alleged negligent homicide in connection with the death of A. C. Baggett several months ago near Angus when he was struck by an auto.

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COURTHOUSE NEWS

District Court.

The case of the State of Texas Vs. William Stone, charged by indictment with negligent homicide in connection with the death of A. C. Baggett near Angus several months ago when Baggett was struck by an auto was passed Friday morning. Both sides had announced ready and a plea of guilty was to have been instituted by the defendant, but the negligent homicide statute provides that that offense is a misdemeanor case, which had been overlooked by the attorneys. The case will likely be tried at a later date.

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Jerry Lynn Bowman
Mar 28, 1935 - Jan 11, 2018
 

Jerry L. Bowman of Farmers Branch, Texas passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 82. Mr. Bowman was born on March 28, 1935 in Dallas, Texas to Joseph Wilbur and Jonnie Marie Bowman. Jerry married the love of his life, Joyce Alline Boyd, December 19, 1958 and was married until her death October 31, 2008. Jerry enjoyed outdoor life, especially hunting and fishing and was a member of the Irving Bowhunters Association. He was well-known for his sense of humor, seemingly having a new joke or story to tell at any moment.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of nearly 50 years, Joyce Alline Bowman; children, Blake Dee Bowman and Brett Boyd Bowman; and brother, Jay Bowman.

He is survived by his son, Dave Bowman and wife, Deanna Bowman; daughter, Kim Renee Fuller and husband, Jeffrey Fuller; grandchildren, Brooke Nichole Chirdo and husband, Adam Chirdo, and Kendall Renee Bowman; sister, Jean McCullough; and his sidekick, Cooper.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a visitation and viewing Sunday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Valwood Park Baptist Church, 2727 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 with Pastor Jerry Hayes officiating.

Interment will follow the service at 2:30 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Rose Hill Road, Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texas.

Notes:

  • North Dallas Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Marine -Korean War
  • h/o Joyce Alline (Boyd) Bowman married Dec. 19, 1958 s/o Joseph Wilburn Bowman and Jonnie Marie (Trimble) Bowman

Carlton Lee Fisher
1932 - Dec 23, 2017
 

Obituary for Carlton Fisher

Carlton Lee Fisher, 85 of Waco, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 23, 2017. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 5pm-7pm at Pecan Grove funeral home, 3124 N. Robinson Dr., Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10am at First Baptist of Dawson, 407 N. Main St., Dawson, Texas with Pastor Steve Burleson officiating. Burial to follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Carl was born in Kerens, Texas to Reverend Frank and Myrtle Fisher. He graduated high school in 1950 from Evant High School. He attended Baylor University and served in the Air Force. He was Assistant Manager for H.E.B. in Waco where he met and married the love of his life, Dell. He joined the Waco Police Department in 1964 and retired as sergeant after 25 years of service. Carl was a carpenter by hobby. He built a second home for his family, “The Cabin” where he and his beloved children and grandchildren spent many weekends and holidays. “Pa,” as he was known in the family was always telling stories and loved to tell jokes. He was a devoted father and grandfather.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
Carl is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dell Fisher of Waco; son Steve Putman and wife June of Emmett, Texas; daughter Vicky Conaway and husband Russell of Hewitt, Texas; son Carlton Fisher, Jr. of Waco, Texas; granddaughters Sharon Burleson and husband Steve of Dawson, Texas and Karen Boyd and husband Alan of China Spring, Texas; grandsons Troy Horn and wife Cody of Dawson, Texas and Dustin Horn and wife Joslyn of Woodway, Texas. Carl is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Troy Horn, Dustin Horn, Josh Burleson, Elijah Burleson, Joe Reed and Chuck Lambert. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alan Boyd and Harold Steig.
The family would like to invite friends and loved ones to join them after the services for a time of fellowship at First Baptist Church of Dawson in the Family Life Center.

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Laura Ellen (Slater) Anderson
Dec 25, 1859 - Jul 31, 1930

Chatfield Woman Died There Friday

Mrs. W. J. Anderson, age about 70 years, died at her home in the Chatfield community this afternoon about 2 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, three children and numerous other relatives.

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PIONEER RESIDENT CHATFIELD IS BURIED THERE SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Anderson, aged 78 years, pioneer resident of the Chatfield community, who died Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, were held from the home Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. She had been in ill health for some time. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church here assisted by Rev. Bowman of Rice.

Surviving are her husband, one son, William Pannill Anderson, Chatfield; and Mrs. L. M. Pollan, Rice.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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James M. “Jim” Tarrer
Apr 19, 1861 - Aug 12, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF CHATFIELD BURIED THERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for James M. Tarrer, aged 69 years, who died at the Navarro County Hospital at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon after a long illness, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Christian church at Chatfield with interment in the Chatfield cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker, local Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are one brother, J. A. Tarrer, Chatfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Guynes, Lubbock, and Mrs. W. M. Loop, Leuders.

Pallbearers were Paul Easterling, William Thorpe, Carl McMullan, Ralph Shipp, Fred Burkhalter and Will Sands.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 13, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Lee (Gaines) Tarrer married Jul. 7, 1889; s/o Henry Frederick Tarrer & Julia F. (Jackson) Tarrer

Erma Sue Meadows/Shipp
Dec 19, 1925 - Jul 15, 1930

Little Girl Died At Chatfield Home; Burial Wednesday

Erma Sue Meadows Shipp, four and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Shipp of Chatfield, died at the family home Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock after an illness of nine days and the funeral will be held at the Chatfield cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made.

The funeral will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church here and former pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 15, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Grover Cleveland Meadows and Ola “Oler” (Guynes) Meadows (Ola died 1926 so Erma was raised by her aunt & uncle Milton Ralph Shipp & Pennie (Guynes) Shipp

William Harrison Baggett
Oct 30, 1856 - Jan 20, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. BAGGETT ARE HELD MONDAY

Funeral services for W. H. Baggett, 88, who died at his home in the Hester community Saturday evening, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and interment was in Cade cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, O. M. Baggett, Waxahachie; S. E. Baggett, Athens; five daughters, Mrs. G. H. Hosch, Corsicana; Mrs. D. H. Colb, Athens; Mrs. J. W. Whiteside, Dew; Mrs. J. W. Calvert, Richland; Mrs. M. B. Clark, Casa Grande, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Williamson, Pasadena, Tex.; Mrs. Nannie Hagler, Oakwood; two brothers, T. B. Baggett, Palestine; A. C. Baggett, Winters, and other Relatives.

Pallbearers were Eddie Hoch, Robert Baggett, Lester Baggett, Harvey Bagett, Herman Baggett and O. M. Baggett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 22, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie E. (Langford/Lankford/Lansford) Baggett ( all three names are listed on death certificates of 3 of his children); s/o Silas E. Baggett & Mary (Lambert) Baggett

Felix Henry Tatum
Apr 29, 1861 - Sep 8, 1930

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO DIED MONDAY MORNING

William Henry Tatum, aged 69 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Navarro for 44 years, died Monday morning at 6:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery.

He had been in ill health for some time, but was not thought to be in a serious condition. He and his brother, Robert Tatum, had been in the mercantile business in Navarro for many years. He made his home with his brother, Robert and sister, Miss Ann Tatum.

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

Surviving are three sisters, Miss Ann Tatum, Navarro; Mrs. Ella Goodin, Navarro, and Mrs. Bettie Gault, Houston; three brothers, Robert Tatum, Navarro; John Tatum, Navarro, and Judge Reese Tatum, Dalhart, and numerous other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Susan Annie Tatum
Feb 5, 1854 - Feb 11, 1945

Funeral Service Miss Susan A. Tatum Held On Thursday

Funeral services for Miss Susan Annie Tatum, 91, pioneer resident of Navarro, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Revs. J. H. Baldridge and E. P. Goodman and interment was in Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, 15 nieces, 9 nephews and other relatives.

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Robert E. Tatum
May 11, 1865 - Jul 8, 1959

R. E. Tatum, 94, Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

R. E. (Bob) Tatum, 83, retired rancher and farmer of Navarro, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd E. Johnson pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Murray county, Tenn., Tatum had resided in the Navarro community since a young man. In addition to farm, ranch and oil properties, he was in the grocery business for years at Navarro.

Tatum had been a patient and resident at the Navarro clinic for the past six years.

Surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. N. Garitty, Fred Thompson, J. W. Ford, Ralph Tatum, Jr.; Joe Goodin, Howard Collier, Orville Capehart and John S. Corley.

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Kerry Paul Oksenkrug
October 3, 1944 - December 15, 2017
Carrollton, Texas

Kerry was born on October 3, 1944 and passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Kerry was a resident of Carrollton, Texas at the time of passing.

Kerry graduated from Corsicana High School in 1963 and in 1969 he graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors in Arts Degree.

Graveside services will be Monday afternoon, December 18, 2017 at 1pm at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery. Graveside Funeral Service DEC 18. 01:00 PM Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery 700 Farm to Market 2555 Corsicana, TX, US, 75110 Graveside Funeral Service begins.

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Kerry Paul Oksenkrug of Carrollton passed away in Rockwall on Friday evening, Dec. 15, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born in Burkeburnett, on Oct. 3, 1944 to Myrta and Paul Oksenkrug. His father was a casualty of World War II when he was four months old. When he was two years old his mother married Weldon Morris. Kerry graduated from Corsicana High School in 1963 and in 1969 he graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors in Arts Degree. He loved to travel and visited many countries. He loved to run and ran many marathons and was an avid pool player.

He is survived by his sister Debbie Morris Teel, brother Hal Morris and wife Carole and sister Kim Morris Bowen and husband Ron and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 18, 2017 at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 18, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Paul Oksenkrug & Myrta Mae (White) Oksenkrug-Morris

Barbary E. (Sherry) Lankford
Jun 20, 1850 - Aug 24, 1930

Aged Resident of Dawson Is Buried

DAWSON, Aug. 30.—Mrs. T. R. (Aunt Sis) Lankford, 80, long-time resident of this community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Chatman, west of Coolidge, Limestone county on Sunday and the funeral was held Monday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are her husband and three daughters.

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Tyree Riddle Lankford
Nov 22, 1850 - Oct 11, 1943

T. R. LANKFORD DIED AT STREETMAN; BURIAL AT DAWSON

Funeral services for T. R. Lankford, age 93 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. B, Ellis, at Streetman Monday afternoon, were held at the Dawson cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. W. M. White conducted the rites and burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

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

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. B. Ellis, Streetman; Mrs. T. A. Chapman, Waco; Mrs. J. S. Wright, Burbank, Cal.; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Ellis, Flake Lankford, L. Q. Lankford, John Sims, Lloyd Prater and Gaddes Day.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 12, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Barbary E. (Sherry) Lankford married Dec 17, 1868 Tishamingo, Mississippi; s/o Peter Lankford & Jansa (Washburn) Lankford

Claborn B. “Clabe” Bankston
Mar 1, 1880 - Apr 20, 1930

PROMINENT DAWSON MAN BURIED THERE MONDAY AFTERNOON

DAWSON, April 21.—(SP)—C. B. Bankston, age 50 years, died Sunday morning at 9 o’clock at a hospital in Waco and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Methodist church here and were conducted by Rev. B. T. Goodwin, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. F. O. Waddill, Methodist. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

He was an extensive farmer and was well known in this section. He was a member of the city council and took an active part in civic affairs.

Surviving are his wife and six sons, W. H. Bankston, Shreveport, La.; Lowell, Curtis, Alton, Rayford and Damon all of Dawson.

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Curtis Oscar Lawrence
May 7, 1910 - Aug. 9, 1930

Dawson Man Killed When Car Left Road

DAWSON, Texas, August 11.—(Spl.)—Curtis Lawrence, aged 22 was instantly killed and Dwight Hill, J. W. Keeton, and Velma Champion, were injured when the automobile left the road on Whiskey Hill between Axtell and Mt. Calm on the Corsicana-Waco highway about 12:30 Sunday morning.

The party was en route to Waco with Champion at the wheel when the accident occurred. Hill and Keeton were seriously injured. The dead and injured were brought back to Dawson. Lawrence was pinned beneath the car and badly crushed.

Funeral services for the crash victim were held Monday afternoon from the Cumberland Presbyterian church with the Rev. Matlock conducting the rites. He is survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.

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Ama “Ammie” (Leggott) Goode- Currington
Jan 11, 1896 - Jul 1, 1930

IN MEMORY.

On Tuesday night, July 1, 1930, at 9 o’clock the death angel visited the home of Herman Currington and took from him his dear companion. The Lord said come and Ama was ready and quietly passed away.

Our hearts are sad, our eyes are dim with tears, yet we know Ama is at rest. She is better off than we are.

Ama was 34 years, five months and 20 days old. She was just in the prime of life when God spoke and said, “Well done, Ama, come on higher.” Oh how hard to say gone, but there will come a time of meeting.

She was a home lover, although babies of her own were deprived her, but the roads never to too muddy or weather too cold, not journey too long for her to come to homes of her niece and nephews. They always welcomed Aunt Ama with a smile.

We miss her in our homes, we miss her everywhere. We miss her smile and willing hand for she was never too tired to fill our wants.

Lonely are our hearts today for one we loved so dearly has forever passed away.

She was never too tired to hear and heed
The slightest cry of others’ need;
She was never impatient by look or word,
By what tender thoughts her heart was stirred;
Through nights of watching and busy days
Unwearied, she asked not for earthly praise,
For others spending and being spent,
She found therein sweet content.

Lonely is the house and sad the hours since our darling Ama has gone, but to a brighter home than ours she has gone.

The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church of Dawson by Rev. Tom Smith, after which her form was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery to await the final resurrection under a mound of beautiful flowers placed there to show their love for her by a large concourse of friends and loved ones.

Ama joined the Baptist church at the age of 14 years, her membership at the time of her death being at Navarro Mills.

She leaves to mourn her death her husband, Herman Currington, mother, Mrs. Emma Leggett; three brothers, Owen Leggett of Coahoma, Texas, Arthur Leggett of Purdon, George Leggott of Jester, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Yes our dear sister is gone
The voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled,
But God, in His wisdom, looking down from above,
Said, I have room for you
In my Garden of Love,
So, Ama come up higher
And dwell in Heaven with me,
You shall share my glory,
Throughout all Eternity.
Tis so hard to give her up,
Her form no more to see,
Yet our one consolation
We’ll meet in Eternity,
Yes, dear sister, though we grieve,
We know you’re happy there,
And some day we, too,
Shall reach that home so fair,
Some day we’ll meet you,
And clasp glad, welcoming hands,
Then there’ll be no parting,
On the happy Golden Strand.
Tho’ dark the way, still sing and praise,
Some time, some day, we’ll understand,

Written by ones who loved her,
BEUNA AND EUNA LEGGOTT.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 6, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband F. L. Goode married Sep. 23, 1913 2nd husband Herman Benjamin Currington married Feb. 5, 1918 buried in Younger cemetery d/o Edward James Leggott and Emma Jane (Mahoney) Leggott
     

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IN LOVING MEMORY.

On Tuesday night, July 1, 1930, the death angel visited the home of Herman Curington and took from him his darling wife. She was only 34 years of age when the Lord called her home out of her suffering. She leaves to mourn her death, a husband, mother, three brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery with Rev. Tom Smith conducting the funeral services.

Oh, how hard to give her up, but we know that she is at rest, where there will be no more suffering.

A loved one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A chair is vacant in her home,
Which never can be filled.
Thou art gone our precious darling,
Never more can we clasp her hand,
For we know she is sleeping
In a better and peaceful land.

Written by her stepdaughter, Zelma Curington.

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Jerry Vinson Hardman
Mar 31, 1930 - Apr 7, 1930

Infant Died Monday In Jester Community Burial On Tuesday

Jerry Vinson Hardeman, eight-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hardeman of the Jester community, died Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Dawson, where interment was made. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Achley.

Surviving are his parents.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Annie Esther (Hollis) Peay
Jul 27, 1870 - Feb 13, 1930

CORSICANA WOMAN TAKEN TO DAWSON FOR BURIAL FRIDAY

Mrs. Annie Peay, aged 59 years, resident of Navarro county for 21 years and resident of Corsicana since last November, died at the family home, 856 West Second avenue, Thursday evening at 8 o’clock. The funeral cortege left Corsicana Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Dawson where the funeral services were held with interment in the Dawson cemetery at 4 o’clock. Prior to moving to Corsicana the family had resided in the Dawson community for a number of years and was well-known in that section of the county.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Peay, Corsicana; and five daughters, Mrs. W. W. Taylor, Corsicana; Mrs. F. McGlown, Tahoka; Mrs. C. A. Brooks, Paducah; Mrs. W. E. Lewis, Corsicana; and Miss Odele Peay, Corsicana.

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

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Ercell Warren
Aug 28, 1913 - Dec 15, 1930

Dawson Youth Dies Result Pneumonia

DAWSON, Dec. 16.—(Spl.)—Hershell Warren, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Warren, died here Monday evening at 6 o’clock following an illness with pneumonia, and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, one brother and one sister.

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James H. “Jim” Moore
Jan 16, 1883 – Jan 12, 1930

Dawson Man Dies Following Stroke

DAWSON, Jan. 17.—(AP.)—Jim Moore, aged 47 years, died at his home here Sunday afternoon a few hours after suffering a stroke of paralysis, and the funeral was held Monday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery. He had resided in Navarro county practically all of life.

Surviving are his wife, four brothers and six sisters.

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Newton L. Boykin, Sr
Mar 1, 1875 - Apr 14, 1930

Dawson Man Died There on Monday

DAWSON, April 18.—N. L. Boykin, Sr., aged 55 years, died at his home here early Monday and the funeral was held Monday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four children, one brother, one sister and two half-sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Apr 18, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sarah “Sallie” (Lee) Keils-Boykin married Nov. 9, 1898 2nd wife Viola (Walston) Boykin-Roberson married May 12, 1918; s/o Richard W. Boykin & Amanda (Slater) Boykin

Albert Jackson “Jack” Sparkman
Apr 1, 1891 - Feb 24, 1930

World War Veteran Dies Spring Hill

DAWSON, Feb. 28.—Albert Jackson Sparkman, aged 29 years, veteran of the World War, died in the Spring Hill community Monday and the funeral was held here Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

His illness was said to have been caused from exposure during the war.

He is survived by his wife.

Prior to moving to Spring Hill two years ago. Mr. Sparkman resided at Irene and Raleigh.

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DRESDEN

DRESDEN, Feb. 27. —(Spl.)—We are sorry to hear of the death of Jack Sparkman who lived in Spring Hill community. He had lived at Raleigh nearly all of his life until a few years ago. He was married to Miss Ola Nichols, formerly of Dresden. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ed Vest and Mrs. John Price, three brothers, Slaten, Lewis and John Sparkman. He had been in bad health for several years. He was gassed in the World War. He was buried in Dawson cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

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William J. Cates
Feb 1, 1857 - Feb 24, 1930

W. J. Cates Buried At Dawson Tuesday

DAWSON, Feb. 28.—W. J. Cates, aged 73 years, died at his home south of Dawson Monday night after an illness of some time with paralysis and the funeral was held Tuesday with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and several grown children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun -Friday, Feb 28, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Katie Catherine (Ridlehoover) Cates married Aug. 27, 1889 Bell co., Tx; s/o John Cates & Mary (Cathey) Cates per death certificate

William Winston “Wick” Keeton
Dec 8, 1866 - Mar 3, 1930

DAWSON RESIDENT DIED MONDAY; TO BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

W. W. Keaton, aged 63 years, resident of the Dawson community practically all of his life, died at his home in Dawson Monday afternoon and the funeral will be held in Dawson Wednesday afternoon, where interment will be made, according to information received here Tuesday afternoon. He had been in ill health for some time, but had been seriously ill only three days.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Jim Keaton, Corsicana; Ellis Keaton, Tennessee, and Tyree Keaton, San Saba; three daughters, one brother, Reuben Keaton, Hubbard; one sister, Mrs. Louis Tyler, Dawson and numerous other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Mar 4, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Dawson cemetery
  • 1st wife Mattie A. (Lankford) Keeton married Oct. 21, 1888 3nd wife Alma Vannah (Lowrimore) Keeton married Apr. 16, 1893 3rd wife Rena Margaret (Bolton) Keeton married Apr. 11, 1904 buried Ballinger, Texas s/o Joseph Keeton and Margaret Caroline (Ellis) Keeton

Amanda Caroline Rebecca “Lina” (Voss) Carnell-Brittain
Mar 31, 1871 - Mar 26, 1931

Petty’s Chapel Woman Dies Early Thursday morning

Mrs. Lina Brittain, aged 60 years, wife of J. D. Brittain of the Petty’s Chapel community died Thursday morning at 4 o’clock and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assisted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Joseph Wiley “Joe” Petty
Jan. 4, 1871 - Nov. 5, 1930

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED WEDNESDAY

J. W. Petty, aged 62 years died at 1505 West Sixth avenue Wednesday morning at 11:30 o’clock following an illness of four months, and the funeral will be held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mr. Petty was a native of Texas, and had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Vernon Petty and Louis Petty, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. G. C. Norwood, Alto, Texas; Mrs. Truitt House, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Myrtle Meadow, Corsicana; Mrs. M. E. Cornwell, Dallas; a number of grandchildren; two brothers, J. T. Petty and Robert Petty, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. A. H. Birdwell, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Pryor, Angus; and Mrs. T. N. Lackey, Dallas.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. W. PETTY ARE HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. W. Petty, 62, native of Texas and well-known resident here, who died Wednesday morning at 11:30 following an illness of four months, were held from 1505 West Sixth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are two sons, Vernon Petty and Louis Petty, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. G. C. Norwood, Alto; Mrs. Truett House, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Myrtle Meadow, Corsicana; and Mrs. M. E. Cornwell, Dallas; a number of grandchildren; two brothers, J. T. Petty and Robert Petty, of Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. A. H. Birdwell, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Pryor, Angus; and Mrs. T. N. Lackey, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Campbell Gillespie, Rufus Still, Lawrence McCarver, Percy Nowell, Felix Erwin, Earl Presley and Andrew G. Steele.

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

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Lucinda (Prewitt) Donohoe/Donohue
Jun. 27, 1861 - Oct. 14, 1930

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Mrs. Lucinda Donohue, aged 71, wife of J. O. Donohue, 515 North Commerce street, died Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock, and the funeral was held at Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where burial was made. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Jones.

Surviving are her husband, one son, P. C. Donohue, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. A. C. Bahr, Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Maude Martin, Mrs. T. M. Honea, and Mrs. Ethel Barron, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, one brother, Jim Pruitt, Alstoff, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. Jess Moore, Cooksville, Texas, and Mrs. Ace Watkins, Mt. Pleasant.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Oct 15, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John O. Donohue; d/o McCager “Cage/Mac” Prewitt & Louisa (Mooney) Prewitt
  • (Son, John McCager “Johnie” Donohoe’s monument says Donohoe/ Lucinda’s death certificate says Donohue—some sources say her maiden name is Pruitt census says Prewitt)

Arnold Newton Patterson
Jun 6, 1919 - Aug 28, 1930

BOY IS DROWNED LATE THURSDAY IN TANK NEAR CITY

Funeral services for Arnold Newton Patterson, aged 11 years, 405 East Tenth avenue, who was drowned late Thursday in a tank near the Texas Company pump station in the Southwestern section of the city, were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley McMahon Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

It was stated that the youth and his brother were swimming in the tank and Arnold Newton climbed a post in the tank, apparently slipping off the post and striking his side against a cross piece which is thought to have stunned him.

The body was recovered from the tank by D. W. Lucas of the Texas Company and James A. McMahon. The body had been in the water a considerable time before it was recovered, and all efforts to revive the boy were unsuccessful.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Patterson, four brothers, one sister and other relatives.

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Mattie Ann (Brittain) Bonner
Nov 5, 1854 - Jul 27, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF ANGUS COMMUNITY IS BURIED MONDAY

Mrs. Mattie Ann Bonner, aged 75 years, native of Missouri, died at the family home at Angus Sunday morning at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held at the Hamilton cemetery Monday morning at 11 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Will Phillips, Primitive Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, John I. Bonner; six sons, R. L. Bonner, L. G. Bonner, and D. L. Bonner, H. C. Reed and E. D. Reed, all of the Angus community; M. B. Reed, Bowie; and three daughters, Mrs. Annie Frazier, Mrs. J. E. Cox and Mrs. Evelyn Jones, all of the Angus community, and other relatives.

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

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IN MEMORY MRS. J. I. BONNER

Again the death angel has visited this old earth. It came on Sunday morning, July 27, 1930, at 9:15 o’clock, entered the home of J. I. Bonner and took away the gentle spirit of his darling wife.

She had lingered at death door for several weeks, when God saw fit to call her to a home of eternal rest. All was done for her that loved ones could do and, oh how hard it seems to give this loved one up, yet we are happy to know that she is with the angels there and awaits our coming. We are not want to question God’s will for we know, “His will be done and nor ours.”

She never untied with any church, although no one tried to live a truer Christian life than this dear mother. She trusted her Maker and was ready to answer Hiss call, slipping away so peacefully and so willingly, leaving her loved ones to mourn her going. She wasn’t afraid to go on this last journey where no one returns, and was so patient until the end.

She was 76 years, seven months and twenty-two days old. She was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery amid a large concourse of friends and many beautiful flowers.

She leaves a husband, nine children, thirty-five grand children, three great-grandchildren, one sister, one brother and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Weep not for this loved one, but live a life in the way she lived and you will meet her on that celestial shore.

“Dear Grandmother, how we miss you,
More and more each day;
Yet we hope to meet you
On that bright and glorious day.
Just why it was you were taken,
Is more than we can understand
For we know that you will miss us
Even tho you’ve joined that angel band.
Grandmother why did you leave us?
It is so lonesome here;
Seems as if we hear you singing,
With the Angels there.
Now, you’ve gone and left us,
We’llo never see you any more;
Until we all gather,
On that happy, golden shore.
Grandmother dear, we grow so lonely,
Oftimes at the close of day;
Just because you have gone to heaven,
And left us here to stay,
No one knows how we miss you,
Miss your laughter and your smile;
For you were a dear sweet mother,
To your children all the while, know the golden gates were opened.
Just as you said they’d be;
And the parting smile you left us is proof enough to see.
Never more can we fell the comfort,
Of your kind and tender cared;
Know the pleasure to be with you,
For our joy and sorrow you would share.
You have crossed the great gulf to the other side,
And wait with the angels band;
We’ll meet you again and there abide,
With Jesus our Savior we’ll stand.
Weep not dear children and loved ones here,
For this dear one has gone to rest;
A far better life than this world could give
Is here in that home of the blest.
Dear Grandmother has gone,
Where God’s children gone where God’s children go,
To walk in the streets of gold,
To wait the coming of her loved ones there,
In a land where we’ll never grow old.

--Written by her Granddaughter, Lola Reed, Angus, Texas

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Alice Virginia (Dover) Rogers
Apr. 3, 1923 - Jan. 25, 1961

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR PICKETT WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice B. Rogers, aged 37 years, wife of Dan Rogers of the Pickett community, who died at the family home Monday morning at 2:30 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at the Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Liddell, Baptist minister of Corsicana.

Survived are her husband, four daughters, Pearl L. Rogers, Jewell Rogers, Hellen Rogers and Mary Allison Rogers; one son, Dan Rogers, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Gordon and Mrs. Mattie Wilson; and three brothers, Henry Dover, John Dover and Arthur Dover.

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

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IN MEMORY OF MRS. ALICE ROGERS

Sister Rogers, the subject of this sketch, was born Jan. 30, 1893, and departed this life March, 1930.

She was married to Dan Rogers August 23, 1908, to this union was born eight children, two having preceded her in death.

Sister Rogers united with the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in August, 1927, and lived a consistent Christian until the end, dying with the full assurance of meeting her Savior.

Be it resolved that in her death the family has lost a kind and loving mother and wife, and the church a faithful member.

Be it further resolved that the members of Cedar Creek Church extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and a copy of these resolutions be sent to them, a copy be spread on our church record and a copy sent to the Corsicana Light, also to the Baptist Progress for publication.

Done in conference by Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

Rev. W. H. McCulloch, P. G. Wilson, Mrs. J. D. Ingham, E. L. Green, Committee.

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Dan Rogers, Jr
Apr 3, 1923 - Jan 25, 1961

Dan Rogers, Jr. Dies Wednesday

Dan Rogers, Jr., 37, native of Henderson county but resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday afternoon at Memorial hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Northside Baptist church. Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor, and Rev. Gaither Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Rogers, who was born in Athens, April 3, 1923, was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Northside Baptist church.

Survivors, other than the widow of Corsicana, are two sons, Dan Rogers 111 and David Rogers, and one daughter, Judith Ann Rogers, all of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Kenny Nichols, Corsicana; Mrs. B. R. Adams, Dallas; Mrs. T. G. Jones, Lolita; Mrs. W. J. Jones, Plano, and Mrs. O. R. Malone, Jr., Lake Charles, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Nichols, Earl Bluhm, Howard Wilson, Norman Nichols, Allen Holley and R. W. Haynie.

Griffin directs.

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Betty Jean Roach
Jan 21, 1929 - Oct 6, 1930

Little Girl Died Here Early Monday; Interment is Made

Betty Jean Roach, 21-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Roach, 406 South Twelfth street, died Monday morning at 6:30 o’clock, and the funeral was held from the family residence Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Surviving are the parents.

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

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Margaret Ada (Duncan) Dyer
May 05, 1873 - Jan 24, 1930

Jester Woman Died Friday Afternoon; Burial Saturday

Mrs. Margaret Ada Dyer, aged 56, died at the family home at Jester about 5 o’clock Friday afternoon after an illness of about seven weeks. Funeral services were held from the home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by a husband, three sons and one daughter, and other relatives.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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James Homer Bryson
Mar 27, 1892 - Feb 12, 1949

James H. Bryson Dies On Sunday; Funeral Tuesday

James Homer Bryson, aged 56 years, veteran of World War 1 died at the McCloskey Veterans Hospital in Temple Sunday night.

Born in Navarro county, March 27, 1892, the son of the late James Paul Bryson and Mrs. Fidelia Ramsey Bryson, he had resided in South Texas and Mexico most of the past 28 years. He was a contractor and helped build the first irrigation systems in South Texas, later going to Mexico for similar work.

A veteran of World War I, he served as a sergeant in Company A, 553rd Engineers, SR Bn, U. S. Army, and during World War II served in Central and South America as a secret agent.

In ill health for the past three years, Bryson was a patient in Veterans’ hospitals in Kerrville and Lisbon. He was recently taken seriously ill in Austin en route home from a business trip to Mexico and was admitted to McCloskey Hospital where he died Sunday night.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Maurice, Orlan, Jr., Dwane and Horace Bryson, Ed Henry and Preston Garner, all nephews.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. P. Bryson; two brothers, O. S. and T. T. Bryson; a sister, Mrs. John Howell, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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James H. Bryson Funeral Services Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for James Homer Bryson, 56, who died at the McCloskey Veterans hospital in Temple Saturday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Navarro county, the son of the late J. P. Bryson and Mrs. Fidella Ramsey Bryson, he served in the World War 1 as a sergeant in the 553rd Engineers, and during World War 11 was a secret agent in Central and South America.

Bryson had spent most of the last 28 years in South Texas and Mexico contracting for the construction of irrigation canals, etc. he recently became seriously ill in Austin when en route home from a business trip to Mexico.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. P. Bryson; two brothers, O. S. and T. T. Bryson; a sister, Mrs. John Howell, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Maurice, Orlan, Jr., Dwane and Horace Bryson, all nephews, Ed Henry and Preston Garner.

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Horace Eugene Bryson
Sep 6, 1931 - Jan 12, 1955

Memorial Rites For Naval Flier Are Held Sunday

Hundreds of friends attended the memorial services held at the First Baptist Church Sunday at 3 p.m. for Ensign Horace Eugene Bryson, 23, U. S. Naval jet pilot. The Naval officer was killed in a jet plane mid air collision off the coast of Cuba, January 12, and went down at sea near Santiago, Cuba.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church of which Ensign Bryson was a member, and Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church of Eureka, a close friend of the family.

A quartet composed of Beryle Lovelace, Lamoin Champ, Mrs. W. M. Shamburger and Mrs. Don Tekell brought special hymns with Mrs. Lovelace as pianist.

Ensign S. E. Barber, USNR Fighter Squadron 73, Leeward Point Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, presented the U. S. flag to the parents. Ensign Barber and Ensign Bryson had trained and served together since entering the Naval Air Force in November, 1952.

Ensign Bryson was a native of Corsicana, graduated from Corsicana High School, attended Navarro Junior College and graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA degree in August, 1052.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Bryson, Corsicana; a brother, O. S. Bryson, Jr., Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. R. Coggins, Jr., Dallas; grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Bryson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Griffin directed.

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Willie Sullivan
B&D Mar 15, 1930

Infant Died Early Saturday Morning

The one-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sullivan, who reside four miles west of Corsicana, died Saturday morning at 6 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the
Hamilton cemetery Sunday morning at 10 o’clo9ck. The infant was one of twin sons born Friday.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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Double Funeral For Infant Twin Sons

A double funeral was held at the
Hamilton cemetery Sunday morning for the infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sullivan, who reside four miles west of Corsicana. One of the babies died early Saturday morning and the other later in the day.

The infants were born Friday.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Walter Sullivan
B&D- Mar 15, 1930

Infant Died Early Saturday Morning

The one-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sullivan, who reside four miles west of Corsicana, died Saturday morning at 6 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the
Hamilton cemetery Sunday morning at 10 o’clo9ck. The infant was one of twin sons born Friday.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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Double Funeral For Infant Twin Sons

A double funeral was held at the
Hamilton cemetery Sunday morning for the infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sullivan, who reside four miles west of Corsicana. One of the babies died early Saturday morning and the other later in the day.

The infants were born Friday.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Lee Ann (Tomlinson) Brooks-McCain
1870- Nov. 14, 1930

Pickett Woman Is Buried Hamilton Cemetery Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee McCain of Pickett were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the
Hamilton cemetery with Rev. John L. Hines conducting the rites.

Mrs. McCain died about 1:30 Friday at the home of her son, L. R. McCain. She is survived by two sons, L. R. and Ed McCain, and four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Jett, Mrs. Lillie Banks, Mrs. Susie Rumble and Mrs. Viola Nichols.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, November 13, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  •  the family history has her death date as 1932 and that is what is on her monument but the obit is definitely 1930 and also the death certificate.

Milton McMahon Dickson, Sr.
Mar 6, 1817 - Jul 12, 1883

Hamilton-Beeman Memorial Assn. in Regular Meeting

Miss Vivian Evetts gave two readings in a spirited and understanding way. Mrs. Kelton’s historical sketch was of her grandfather, M. M. Dickson, who came to Navarro county in 1876, and in a few years was buried at
Hamilton cemetery.

REPORTER.

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Fidella Oliviah “Della” (Ramsey) Bryson
Nov 21, 1869 - Feb 28, 1964

Mrs. Bryson, 94, Dies Friday; Rites Saturday

Mrs. J. P. (Fidella) Bryson, 94, died Friday morning at Twilight Home after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Born, Nov. 21, 1869 in Georgia, Mrs. Bryson was brought to Texas when six weeks old in a covered wagon and has resided in Navarro county since that time.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Howell, and two sons, Tom T. and O. S. Bryson, all of Corsicana; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Palmer, Maurice Bryson, Dwayne Bryson, O. S. Bryson, Jr.; W. R. Coggins, Jr.; and Jimmy Gene Palmer, grandsons.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Bryson

Final rites for Mrs. J. P. (Fidella) Bryson, 94, who died Friday at Twilight Home following an extended illness, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, assisted by C. B. Holcomb, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Born in Georgia, Nov. 21, 1889, she was brought to Navarro county in a covered wagon when was six weeks old.


Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Howell, and two sons, Tom T. and O. S. Bryson, all of Corsicana; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Palmer, Maurice Bryson, Dwayne Bryson, O. S. Bryson, Jr.; W. R. Coggins, Jr.; and Jimmy Gene Palmer, grandsons.

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James Herman Chupp
Feb 26, 1949 - Jan 17, 2018

In loving memory of James Herman Chupp
Date of Birth : Feb 26 1949

Date Deceased : January 17th 2018

Place of Death : Frost, Texas

James Herman Chupp 68, of Frost, TX passed away on January 17, 2018. James Herman was preceded in death by his parents: Grady & Mary Frances Chupp; brother: Baby Chupp; granddaughter: Kristina Marie Fitzgerald; grandson: Baby Chupp and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife of 46 years: Susie "Marion" Chupp; sister & brother in law: Vicki & David Welch; daughter & son in law: Pamela & Shawn Daniel; son & daughter in law: Bryan 7 Jasmine Chupp; grandchildren: Jeffery & Grady Fitzgerald, Ryan & Cody Daniel and Alisa, Logan, Danica & Mackenzie Chupp; nephews: Tommy Dennis, Christopher Welch & Hillery Burnett; adopted sons: John Fitzgerald and Jason Armstrong and many other family members & friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday - January 20, 2018 at Windsor Park Baptist Church, 750 W. Pleasant Run Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115 with Pastor Matthew Zamudio, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials or donations be made in Mr. Chupp's name to Windsor Park Baptist Church. Please provide the church with the family's name and address so acknowledgements may be sent.

SERVICES Memorial Service.

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James Judson Hamilton, MD
May 1, 1872 – Mar. 8, 1930

DR. J. J. HAMILTON DIED HERE SATURDAY BURIAL BE SUNDAY

DECEASED HAD BEEN PROMINENT PHYSICIAN NAVARRO COUNTY FOR MANY YEARS

Dr. J. J. Hamilton, aged 57 years, well-known physician of Eureka died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning at 7:34 o’clock and the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon. He was a native of Tennessee, a graduate of the Baltimore Medical college and had been a physician in Navarro county for thirty-three years. Prior to moving to Eureka thirty years ago, he lived in Roane and Corsicana a short time. he was an active member in the Eureka Presbyterian church, Masonic lodge and the Navarro County Medical Society.

The body was taken to the home of his brother, E. E. Hamilton, 1625 West Second avenue where a short funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and another service will be held at the Hamilton cemetery at 3 o’clock, where interment will be made. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. J. Walter Simpson, pastor of the Eureka Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Lloyd and Floyd Hamilton, both of Eureka; three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Johnston, Corsicana; Mrs. C. G. Cuthbertson, Luling; and Miss Ethel Hamilton, Eureka; three brothers, E. E. Hamilton, Corsicana; W. N. Hamilton, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Green, Mrs. F.P. McCuiston and Mrs. A. J. Megarity, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. G. Johnston and C. G. Cuthbertson, both sons-in-laws; L. A. McCuiston, W. C. Green, A. L. Megarity and L. L. Hamilton, nephews of the deceased.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR DR. HAMILTON

POPULAR EUREKA PHYSICIAN PASSED AWAY SATURDAY; LONG COUNTY RESIDENT

Funeral services for Dr. J. J. Hamilton, aged 57 years, native of Tennessee, but practicing physician in Navarro county for 33 years, and resident of Eureka for 30 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held from the residence of his brother, E. E. Hamilton, 1625 West Second avenue Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and another service was held at Hamilton cemetery at 3 o’clock, where interment was made.

Dr. Hamilton was an active member of the Eureka Presbyterian church, the Masonic bodies and the Navarro County Medical Society.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Walter Simpson, pastor of the Eureka Presbyterian church. He was a graduate of the Baltimore Medical College.

Prior to moving to Eureka, Dr. Hamilton resided in Corsicana and Roane a short time.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Lloyd and Floyd Hamilton, both of Eureka; three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Johnston, Corsicana; Mrs. C. G. Cuthbertson, Luling, and Miss Ethel Hamilton, Eureka; three brothers, E. E. Hamilton, Corsicana; W. N. Hamilton, Corsicana and F. L. Hamilton, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Green, Corsicana; Mrs. F. P. McCuiston, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. J. Megarity, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. G. Johnston, and C. G. Cuthbertson, both sons-on-law, and L. A. McCuiston, W. C. Green, A. L. Megarity and L. L. Hamilton, nephews of the deceased.

One of the largest funeral processions and crowds to attend a funeral here in years attested to the popularity and esteem in which Dr. Hamilton was held by the people among whom he had loved for many years.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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IN MEMORY OF JAMES J. HAMILTON

On March 8, 1930 as the sunlight was breaking upon the world again, the cold finger of death touched the heart of our beloved brother, ending the earthly pilgrimage of the body; but presaging as we believe the rebirth of the soul in the land beyond the vail, the peaceful home of eternity where in the company of the meek and deserving it shall dwell for evermore, to few men it has been given to be loved and respected by all who knew him as it was in the case of him, whom we delighted to call intimately and familiarly “Doctor.” He was truly a man to inspire, cheer and courage and from whose example we might learn the lessons of kindness, gentleness, tolerance and brotherly love. He lacked nothing of courage, determination or initiative, and yet in the things he wrought, and they were many, he progressed with meekness, simplicity and a firmness that swept opposition away and brought support to the cause he urged.

Who of us can remember this brother and recall our associations with him and not vision the nature and the conduct of the man and the Mason here portrayed. His life’s work is now ended and the history of its success has been written in the hearts of men, women and children for whom it was his happy privilege to give freely of his time and effort to relieve their sufferings. Few men had served humanity so completely here as he has done.

Brother Hamilton was born in Giles county, Tenn., on May 1, 1872, and when about eight months old moved to Texas and spent the years of his boyhood, youth and manhood in Navarro county.

He graduated from Baltimore Medical college in 1896. Then he practiced medicine at Roane, Texas for about three years; then he moved to Eureka, Texas, where he has practiced for the past thirty years. He was married to Miss Emma Hailey on June 2, 1896, and to that union five children were born, all of whom survive him.

Brother Hamilton was initiated, passed and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in Winkler lodge No. 826. He was a charter member of Eureka lodge No. 1060 and served as the first senior warden. He also served it as worshipful master from June 1913 to June 1914. Until a short time before his death he was active in all the undertakings of the local organization. He instructed a number of men in the usages of the craft.

Therefore be it
Resolved: That in his passing we have lost a valuable friend and brother, his family a loving husband and father. Our sympathy goes out in full measure to them even as we know their tears mingle with ours in the mutual sadness that has overtaken us. This record is made in token of our sorrow in the loss of this good man, and we recommend that a copy of it be placed upon the permanent minutes of the lodge, that a copy be furnished the local paper for publishing and that a copy be sent the family of the deceased.

Fraternally signed,
J. A. BONNER,
B. F. WILSON,
L. B. BONNER.

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Eureka Physician Dies at Corsicana

CORSICANA, Texas. March 8 - Dr. J. J. Hamilton, 57, physician of Eureka, died here Saturday. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon. He was a native of Tennessee, a graduate of the Baltimore Medical College and had been a physician in Navarro County for thirty-three years.
The body was taken to the home of his brother, E. E. Hamilton, here, where a short service will be held Sunday afternoon. Another service will be held at the
Hamilton Cemetery where burial will be made.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Lloyd and Floyd Hamilton, both of Eureka; three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Johnston. Corsicana; Mrs. C. G. Cuthbertson, Luling and Miss Ehtel Hamilton, Eureka; three brothers, E. E. Hamilton, Corsicana; W. N. Hamilton, Corsicana, and F. L. Hamilton, FOrt Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Green, Mrs. F. P. McCuiston and Mrs. A. J. Megarity, all of Corsicana.

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Sarah Tom (Moody) Bonner
Oct 15, 1839 - Jun 4, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. SARAH BONNER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Tom Bonner, aged 93 years, who died Thursday morning at 7 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Burton here, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. Mrs. Bonner had been an invalid for the past six years.

Mrs. Bonner was a native of Alabama, but came to Texas in 1872, and had lived in Navarro county most of the time since.

Surviving are three sons, John Bonner, Angus; Bob Bonner, Navarro, and Case Bonner, Angus; eight daughters, Mrs. N. Slaton, Red River, county; Mrs. Mandy Garrison, Kerens; Mrs. Nancy Benton, Justine; Mrs. Alice Robinson, Eureka; Mrs. Lena Prewitt, Mississippi; Mrs. Ellen Burton, Corsicana; Mrs. Addie Moseley, Detroit, Texas; Mrs. Nettie Howard, Corsicana; 113 grandchildren and 168 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Baptist minister.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Tabitha Curl (Chumney) King
Feb 15, 1881 - Oct 19, 1930

Teague Woman Was Buried on Monday

TEAGUE, Oct. 28.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon for Mrs. Henry King, 49, who passed away Sunday night, following a lingering illness, Rev. E. Homer Tirey conducted the service and burial was in Hopewell cemetery.

The deceased is survived by her husband and two sons and two daughters, Mrs. S. D. Manly of Dallas and Mrs. Roberts of Ingleside, Marvin and a small son at home. Sisters and brothers surviving are Jno. C. Chumney, Irene; J. R. Chumney, Dallas; Gordon Chumney, Oklahoma, City; Mrs. E. C. Forman, Teague, and Mrs. W. H. Avey, Teague.

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John Dennis Tatum
Sep 22, 1855 - Mar 18, 1935

JOHN D. TATUM, PIONEER RESIDENT, DIED MONDAY NIGHT

John Dennis Tatum, aged 79 years, 720 West Tenth avenue, died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night at 7:30 o’clock and the funeral was held at Navarro Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Isbell, Methodist minister of Richland. Mr. Tatum had resided in Corsicana for 52 years. He was taken to the clinic early Monday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Walker Tatum, Quanah; M. M. Tatum, Quanah; J. J. Tatum, Eldorado, Okla.; and H. H. Tatum, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Hattie West, Eldorado, Okla.; Mrs. J. M. Beckam, Corsicana; Mrs. George D. Young, Dallas; Mrs. Steve Mayo, Dallas; Mrs. W. H. Bowman, Dallas; and Miss Kate Tatum, Corsicana; two brothers, Robert Tatum, Navarro, and Judge Reese Tatum, Dalhart; and a sister, Miss Annie Tatum, Navarro.

Pallbearers were Marvin White, Alex Stroder, Jim Doolin, John Beckham, Clifford Tatum, Wesley Ford, Walter Hamilton and Grady Poarch.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 19, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Jesse Burnet Tatum and Harriett Elizabeth/Eliza (Reese) Tatum (Harriett is buried in Grape Creek cemetery)

Georgia Ann (Hill) Goolsby
Feb 18, 1851 - Nov 15, 1930

Freestone County Pioneer is Buried

TEAGUE, Nov. 18.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Tom Goolsby, 79, pioneer of Freestone county, died at her home here Saturday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. McKissach and interment made in Hopewell cemetery Sunday afternoon.

The deceased is survived by her husband, Tom Goolsby, 83, and seven children. Had the deceased lived until January, she and her husband would have celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary.

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Joseph Waldon “Joe” Moore
Jan 18, 1865 - Dec 18, 1930

PHILLIPS CHAPEL FARMER DIED AFTER STROKE PARALYSIS

Joe W. Moore, aged 66 years, farmer, native of Tennessee but resident of Navarro county for 45 years and of Phillips Chapel 35 years, died at his home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis and the funeral was held from the family home in Phillips Chapel community Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Hopewell cemetery. The services were conducted by Revs. J. L. Hines and Hugh Miller, Church of Christ ministers.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Hattie Moore, Phillips Chapel, Mrs. Lonnie Riley of Corsicana and Mrs. W. L. Jeffers, Holdenville, Okla.; two sons, J. M. Moore, Oklahoma City, and Roy Moore, Hugerton, Kansas.

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

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Kate W. (McGee) Porter
Mar 8, 1868 - Sep 16, 1930

HANDLEY WOMAN IS BURIED WEDNESDAY KERENS CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. T. B. Porter, aged 62 of Handley, Texas, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Mabry, in Kerens, Tuesday, were held from the Mabry home Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Cockern, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens.

Mrs. Porter formerly resided in Corsicana, and was well-known here. She was in the Navarro Clinic for treatment several weeks ago.

Surviving are four sons, Claire Porter, Dallas; ; T. B. Porter, Corsicana; Theron Porter, Waco; one daughter, Mrs. Mabry, Kerens, and four grand-children.

Mrs. Thomas Garrett and Mrs. Robert E. Layton, both of Corsicana, nieces, attended the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, September 18, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Brook Porter, Sr. married Feb. 24, 1889 buried in Oakland cemetery, Dallas, Tx. d/o Hutchinson McGee & Bettie (Bell) McGee per death certificate

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