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Sibyl Marie (Terry) Hargrove
Jan 17, 1919 - Feb 3, 2018
 
Obituary for Sibyl Hargrove
Sybil Marie Terry Hargrove of Corsicana, Texas passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the age of 99. She was born in Athens, Texas on January 17, 1919 to Oscar A. Terry and Lela E. Price Terry. She work for the State Home a number of years as a cook. Sybil enjoyed crocheting blankets for people and giving them away as gifts. She also enjoyed playing Domino's 42, bingo and other games. One of her greatest accomplishments was at the age of 85 she earned her GED. For the past several years she was a resident of Heritage Oaks West and prior to that lived at Friendship Towers. The family would like to thank the staff and administrators of Heritage Oaks West for the care they gave Sybil.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband William (Bill) Hargrove, son Terry Wayne Hargrove, sisters Beulah Terry Williams and Marsha Ann Terry, brothers Samuel Eldon Terry and Wesley H Terry. Sybil is survived by her son William Keith Hargrove and daughter-in-law Nancy Wilson Hargrove of Chappell Hill / Houston, Texas. Grandchildren Eddie Hargrove and Jeff Hargrove of Spring, Texas. Great grandchildren Jacob Ray McIntosh Hargrove of Seguin, Texas and Kati Ruth Burleigh of Canyon Lake, Texas. Sisters Daphene Terry Roach and LeDon Terry Bell of Amarillo, Texas, Brother Eugene Terry and wife Francis of Greeley, Colorado and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date and her cremains will be buried at Dresden Cemetery.

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Sibyl Marie Terry Hargrove of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 99. She was born in Athens, Texas on Jan. 17, 1919 to Oscar A. Terry and Lela E. Price Terry. She worked for the State Home a number of years as a cook.
Sibyl enjoyed crocheting blankets for people and giving them away as gifts. She also enjoyed playing Domino's 42, bingo and other games. One of her greatest accomplishments was at the age of 85 she earned her GED. For the past several years she was a resident of Heritage Oaks West and prior to that lived at Friendship Towers.  The family would like to thank the staff and administrators of Heritage Oaks West for the care they gave Sybil.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband William (Bill) Hargrove, son Terry Wayne Hargrove, sisters Beulah Terry Williams and Marsha Ann Terry, brothers Samuel Eldon Terry and Wesley H Terry. Sibyl is survived by her son William Keith Hargrove and daughter-in-law Nancy Wilson Hargrove of Chappell Hill / Houston, Texas. Grandchildren Eddie Hargrove and Jeff Hargrove of Spring, Texas. Great grandchildren Jacob Ray McIntosh Hargrove of Seguin, Texas and Kati Ruth Burleigh of Canyon Lake, Texas. Sisters Daphene Terry Roach and LeDon Terry Bell of Amarillo, Texas, Brother Eugene Terry and wife Francis of Greeley, Colorado and many loving nieces and nephews.

A celebrating of her life will be held on Monday, March 12th from 1-3pm at the Hampton Inn 623 Bryant's Way Corsicana, Tx 75109.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Shirley Ann (McSpadden) Frederick
Mar 6, 1940 - Feb 3, 2018

Shirley Ann Frederick of Barry passed away Feb. 3, 2018 at the Twilight Home in Corsicana at the age of 77. She was the daughter of Justin Oliver McSpadden and Mary Ann Woodward McSpadden born on March 6, 1940 in Blooming Grove. She married her high school sweetheart Joe R. Frederick of Frost on Feb. 5, 1960 and they raised two sons. She graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1958 and after marrying Joe they moved to Garland. After retirement they moved back to Barry raising cattle on the farm and enjoying the country life. She started working for the Postal Service and was involved in many community organizations that included the United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove, Meals on Wheels, Blooming Grove Historical Society and the Blooming Grove Library. Shirley also enjoyed packing "snack packs" and "goodie boxes" for the children and college students of Blooming Grove ISD.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Justin and Mary Ann McSpadden, husband Joe R. Frederick and son David Alan Frederick. She is survived by her son William Glen and wife Tracey Ann Frederick; grandchildren Heather-Anne and husband Eli Conatser and Brian Glen Frederick. Brothers Justin Oliver McSpadden Jr. and wife Martha and James Daniel McSpadden and wife Jackie; sister Carol McSpadden and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Interment to follow at Dresden Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be James O. McSpadden, James D. McSpadden, William D. McSpadden, Jeff Dees, Dan Green, Mark Thomas and Terry Zang. Honorary pallbearers are Don Helenthal, Matt Helenthal, John Helenthal and Luke Helenthal.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Joseph Tatum Kennedy
Jan 23, 1885 - Apr 23, 1931

FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR J. T. KENNEDY DIED ON THURSDAY

Joseph T. Kennedy, aged 46, rig-builder, died at his home, 611 West Thirteenth avenue, Thursday morning at 4:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family residence Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Vivian Kennedy.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 23, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ordella (Kay) Kennedy-Bales buried in Holland cemetery, Holland, Tx; s/o William Kennedy & Harriett (Harper) Kennedy

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR J. T. KENNEDY

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock for Joseph T. Kennedy, 46, native of Navarro county, rig-builder, who died Thursday morning at 4:30 o’clock. The services were conducted from the family residence 611 West Thirteenth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the services.

Survivors are his wife, one daughter, Vivian Kennedy, Corsicana and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were C. E. Edwards, Jr., Arthur Britton, Louis Hubbard, Frank Brannon, Jess Speed and H. J. Adams.

Honorary pallbearers were Felix DeLafosse, A. B. Chancey, Lee Bradford, Emory Cox, George Alsup, B. D. Ingram and D. Bradford.

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

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Fannie Dimdima (Vandiver) Perry
Mar 20, 1872 - Mar 3, 1931

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS DIED HERE TUESDAY

Mrs. R. L. Perry, aged 60 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James McManus, 1220 Sycamore avenue, Tuesday morning after an illness of some time, and the funeral will be held from the McManus residence, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Perry has been a resident of Navarro county for the past thirty-one years.

Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. James McManus , Corsicana; Mrs. E. F. Brockman, Dallas; Mrs. W. H. Farmer, Mrs. R. S. Bond and Miss Martha Lee Perry, all of Corsicana; one son, Dewey Perry, Corsicana; two grandchildren, three brothers, G. A. VAndiver; Houston; C. H. Vandiver, Venus; and A. S. Vandiver, Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. R. B. Jones, Wichita Falls and Mrs. J. J. Tye, Penelope.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 3, t931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Lee Perry; d/o Alfred Matthew Vandiver & Martha (Carter) Vandiver buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. R. L. PERRY

Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Perry, aged 60 years, resident of Navarro county 31 years, who died here Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. James McManus, 1220 Sycamore avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. McManus, Mrs. W. Farmer, Mrs. R. S. Bond and Miss Martha Lee Perry, all of Corsicana; and Mrs. E. F. Brockman, Dallas; one son, Dewey Perry, Corsicana; two grandchildren; three brothers, G. A. Vandiver, Houston; C. H. Vandiver, Venus; and A. S. Vandiver, Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. R. B. Jones, Wichita Falls; and Mrs. J. J. Tye, Penelope.

Pallbearers were John Wilson, O. E. Stone, J. C. Cook, R. V. Smith, A. L. Thompson and Dr. Leslie Kelton.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Alice Mae Ford
Oct 19, 1930 - Jan 10, 1931

Little Child Died In Winters; Body Be Brought Here

The three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martel Ford of Winters, Texas, formerly of Corsicana, died at the family home there Sunday night and the body will arrive here Monday night and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Ford’s sister, Mrs. Ed Jordan, 1321 West Fourteenth avenue, from where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Sutherland Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

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Little Child Was Buried in Oakwood Tuesday afternoon

Funeral services for Alice Mae Ford, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martel Ford, Winters, who died at the family home Sunday night, were held here on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of Mr. Ford’s sister, Mrs. Ed Jordan, 1321 West Fourteenth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Ford formerly resided in Corsicana.

The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Pallbearers were J. H. Bryant, Allen Breithaupt, Campbell Gillespie and G. C. Cunningham.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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John Patrick Stewart
B&D Jun 5, 1931

Little Child Was Buried Saturday

Funeral services for Johnnie Patrick, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Stewart, were held at the home on North Third street at 11 o’clock Saturday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted under the direction of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Charles Robert Daniel, Jr.
Dec 18, 1927 - Jun 23, 1931

Little Child Died Late Tuesday; Burial Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Charles Robert Daniels, Jr., four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Daniels, were held at the family residence, 401 North Fifth street Wednesday afternoon at 3, with Rev. R. A. Crosby in charge. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

The child died at the family residence at 7:45 Tuesday night following a very brief illness.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of Sutherland’s Funeral Home.

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IN MEMORY OF LITTLE CHARLES DANIELS, JR.

On the evening of June 23, 1931, about 7 o’clock God’s death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Daniels of Corsicana, and took away the spirit of their darling little Junior.

Junior was sick only a short time. He was about four years old and was loved by all who knew him.

Oh, how they miss him, how hard to give him up, but we must say Thy will be done. Weep not for him who was suffering so much pain but now is at rest not for a short time but through all the ceaseless ages of eternity. Let’s not wish for him back but live such a life as to meet our little darling in the sweet beyond.

He leaves a heart broken mother and father, two sisters and a little brother, two grandmothers and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He was laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery beneath a canopy of beautiful flowers.

We had a little treasure once, he was our joy and pride, we loved him Oh, perhaps too well, for soon he slept and died.

Thou art gone our precious darling, never more canst thou return, thou shalt sleep a peaceful slumber till the resurrection morn. A precious one from them has gone, a voice they loved is still, a place is vacant in their home which never can be filled.

Lord give them strength their loss to bear and lead them in the heavenly way. Oh may they meet their baby there.

We know not why sadness must befall, we know not when that mighty voice may call. You will all be sad and lonely without him but think of him as an angel leading you to that great beyond where he is waiting to welcome us one by one as we are gathered home.

Written by his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hardin, Purdon, Texas, R. R. No. 2.

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Mary Ethel (Fetner) Daniel
Feb 11, 1904 - Dec 10, 1977

Mrs. Daniel

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Daniel, resident of Houston and formerly of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Houston.

Survivors include one son, Tom Daniel of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. D. J. Filer of Claearwater, and Mrs. S. T. Coements of Houston; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ethel Haught of Mt. Calm; and a brother, Oscar Granger of Mt. Calm, Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Dec 11, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Robert Daniel, Sr; d/o Charles Zachariah Fetner & Ophelia Evaline (Pursley) Granger-Fetner-Young buried in Hubbard, Tx.

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Mrs. Daniel

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Daniel, 73, resident of Channelview, who died Saturday in Houston.

She was formerly of Corsicana.

The Rev. Tommy Brooks officiated with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Hubbard and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Tom Daniel of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. D. J. Siler of Clearwater, Fla. And Mrs. S. T. Clements of Houston, 11 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Leola Haught of Mt. Calm; and a brother, Oscar Granger of Hubbard.

Pallbearers were Charles Daniel, Tommy Daniel, Steve Daniel, John Bradford, George Elwood, and Milton Sheperd.

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Charles Robert Daniel, Sr.
Oct 6, 1890 - Sep 9, 1965

Chas. R. Daniel Dies Thursday

Charles R. Daniel, 74, railroad employe, World War 1 veteran, life-long resident of Thornton, died in the VA hospital in Marlin Thursday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Wayne Beckham of Waco.

Masonic services will be conducted at the grave and Masons will be pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife of Thornton; a son, Tom Daniels, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. D. J. Siler, Chicago; Mrs. G. R. Alston, Houston, and Mrs. S. T. Clements, Waco; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. E. M. Ganze, Purdon, and other relatives.

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Hold Services Chas. R. Daniel

Funeral services for Charles R. Daniel, 74, Thornton, railroad employe, who died in the Marlin VA hospital Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Wayne Beckham of Waco.

Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A. F. and A. M., of which he was a member, conducted graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Daniel was a World War 1 veteran.

Surviving are his wife of Thornton, a son, Tom Daniel, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. D. J. Siler, Chicago; Mrs. G. R. Alston, Houston, and Mrs. S. T. Clements, Waco; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. E. M. Ganze, Purdon, and other relatives.

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Sebastian Gilbert “Bass” Ward, Jr.
May 6, 1892 - Dec 14, 1931

BODY S. G. WARD BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for S. G. Ward, Jr., aged 39 years, Corsicana, who died in Longview early Monday will be held from the residence of Mrs. Hattie V. Orrell, 1048 North Beaton Street, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Ward’s body was discovered in his room in Longview, early Monday morning. The body was brought to Corsicana Monday night.

He was a native of Navarro county and was well known in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. S. G. Ward, Richland; a brother, E. C. Ward, Streetman; and four sisters, Mrs. C. D. Gilbert, Streetman; Mrs. E. L. Swink, Richland; Mrs. A. H. Richardson, San Antonio; and Mrs. A. H. Richardson, San Antonio; and Mrs. Q. W. Abington, Seguin.

Pallbearers will be A. H. Richardson, Q. W. Ebington, T. S. Patrick, Weldon Orrell, E. L. Swink and C. D. Gilbert.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 15, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Billie (Orrell) Ward; s/o Sebastian Gilbert “Bass” Ward, Sr. & Amantha Yudalda (Stevenson) Ward buried in Richland cemetery, Richland, Texas

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FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR S. G. WARD, JR.

Funeral services for S. G. Ward, Jr., 39, of Corsicana, who died at Longview early Monday morning were held from the residence of Mrs. Hattie V. Orrell, 1048 North Beaton street, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church. The remains were brought to Corsicana Monday night.

Mr. Ward was well known here and had resided in Navarro county all his life. He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. S. G. Ward, Richland, a brother, E. C. Ward, Streetman; four sisters, Mrs. C. D. Gilbert, Streetman; Mrs. E. L. Swink, Richland; Mrs. A. H. Richardson, San Antonio, and Mrs. Q. W. Abington, Seguin.

Pallbearers were A. H. Richardson, Q. W. Abington, T. S. Patrick, Weldon Orrell, E. L. Swink and C. D. Gilbert.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Georgie Ellen (O’Daniel) Pace-Everette
Mar 27, 1901 - Mar 15, 1931

Funeral services Held Wednesday For Dallas Woman Here

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgie O’Daniel Everette, aged 29 years, who died in Dallas following a short illness with pneumonia, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Bell, Methodist minister of Roane.

Surviving are two children, Jimmie Lee Pace and Houston Ollie Pace, two sisters, Mrs. S. M. Crumbley, Seguin; and Mrs. A. J. Bell, Barry; one brother, W. B. O’Daniel, Luling, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 18, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband E. E. Pace married Oct. 24, 1917 2nd husband unknown Everette; d/o Lee L. “Country” O‘Daniel & Elizabeth “Lizzie (Ward) O’Daniel
  • (not sure of spelling of last name- obit Everette-Death certificate , Evarette)

Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” (Williams) Joseph-Eggleston
Jan 17, 1852 - Jan 7, 1931

AGED WOMAN DIES AT HOME OF SON CORBET WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Essie Eggleston, aged 78 years, died at the home of her son, T. W. Joseph at Corbet, Wednesday afternoon at 12:20 o’clock following an illness with paralysis, and the funeral will be held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning from the Sutherland Funeral Home chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a number of children and grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joel C. Trimble, C. A. Middleton, F. C. Paul, John C. Hughes, Harry Miller and J. W. Burns of Corbet.

Mrs. Eggleston had been a resident of Navarro county 25 years and Corbet 9 years.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 7, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Peter E. Joseph 2nd husband Robert A. Eggleston married May 16, 1883; d/o Thomas D. Williams & Sallie (Harvey) Williams per death certificate
     

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR AGED WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Essie Eggleston, aged 78 years, who died at the home of her son, T. W. Joseph, at Corbet, Wednesday afternoon at 12:20 o’clock, following an illness with paralysis, were held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Eggleston had resided in Navarro county 25 years and at Corbet nine years.

Surviving are a number of children and grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joel C. Trimble, C. A. Middleton, F. C. Paul, John C. Hughes, Harry Miller and J. W. Burns of Corbet.

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Thomas Williams Joseph
Mar 39, 1874 - Sep 18, 1962

Tom W. Joseph Rites Friday

Tom W. Joseph, 88, of the Hilliard Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of North Carolina.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Ruby Arnson, Tyler, and Miss Willie Ferguson, Midland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. O. (Cap) Curington, Joel C. Trimble, Paul H. Miller, John Bryan, Dollie Estes, James Kirk and Asberry Hill.

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Mary “Mollie” (Barnaby) Rich
Apr 3, 1856 - Feb 17, 1931

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED HERE TUESDAY

Mrs. Mary Barnaby Rich, aged 74 years, native of Texas and long-time resident of Navarro county, died at the home of Mrs. Barbara Barnaby, 520 North Fifteenth street, Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the Barnaby residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Floyd W. Thrash, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. The family resided just outside of the city limits northwest of town.

Surviving are her husband, B. L. Rich, one grandson, R. W. Myrick, both of Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

Mrs. Rich was a sister of the late J. D. Barnaby.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 17, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Benjamin R. Rich; d/o John Thomas Barnaby & Nancy Jeanette “Nettie” (Hammond) Barnaby buried at Zion’s Rest cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR NATIVE TEXAN HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Barnaby Rich, aged 74, were held from the home of Mrs. Barbara Barnaby, 520 North Fifteenth afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Floyd W. Thrash, assisted by Dr. J. W. Bergin, conducted the service.

Mrs. Rich died at the Barnaby home early Tuesday morning. She was a native of Texas and a long-time resident of Navarro county. Surviving are her husband, B. L. Rich, one grandson, R. L. Myrick, both of Corsicana; and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley McMahon Funeral Home.

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Mary Wilson
abt 1855 - Jul 3, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. MARY WILSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Wilson, aged 76 years, employee at the State Home here for the past thirty years, who died early Friday morning with heart attack, were held at the State Home chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson’s body was discovered in her bed early Friday morning by one of the girls at the Home who went to call her to breakfast.

Mrs. Wilson was a native of Tennessee.

The State Home glee club furnished musical numbers, and the services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Bohannan, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church here, and formerly chaplain at the State Home.

The Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128, I. O. O. F., of which she was a member, had charge of the services at the grave.

Several nieces who reside in Tennessee survive.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Wilburn S. Jones
Sep 4, 1851 - Apr 12, 1931

ODD FELLOWS OLD FOLKS HOME INMATE IS BURIED Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock for Wm. S. Jones, aged 80 years, inmate of the I. O. O. F. Old Folks Home in Ennis for four years who died early Sunday morning and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. lodge No. 63.

Mr. Jones was a native of Indiana, and was a member of the Jacksonville Odd Fellows lodge.

Surviving is one son, Walter Jones, Kilgore.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Margaret Belle "Maggie" McCrery
May 29, 1874 - Oct 16, 1931

PROMINENT WOMAN PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT IN HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Miss Maggie McCrery, well-known employee of the Corsicana postoffice, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday night at 7 o’clock, following a short illness, will be held from the family home, 1306 West Fourth avenue, Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Miss McCrery was a member for many years.

Miss McCrery was a native of Freestone county, but had resided in Corsicana since about 1900.

She was taken ill Tuesday night but her condition was not regarded as serious until Thursday night when a turn for the worse was noted.

Surviving are six sisters, Jodie McCrery, Corsicana; Sue McCrery, Corsicana; Irene McCrery, teacher in the Dallas public schools; Mrs. E. R. Brown, Dallas; Johnnie McCrery, teacher in Texas Tech, Lubbock; and Mrs. Murphy Williams, Corsicana; a nephew, Murphy Williams, Dallas, and a niece Mrs. George Lee, Dallas.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR MISS M’CRERY

LONG-TIME AND PROMINENT CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED LATE FRIDAY

Funeral services for Miss Maggie McCrery, native Texan, resident of Corsicana for 31 years, and employee at the local post office for many years, who died Friday evening following a short illness, were held from the family residence, 1306 West Fourth avenue, Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of which Miss McCrery was a member.

Miss McCrery became ill Tuesday night, but her condition was not regarded as serious until Thursday night when a decided turn for the worse was noted.

Surviving are six sisters, Jodie McCrery, Corsicana; Sue McCrery, Corsicana; Irene McCrery, Dallas; Mrs. E. R. Brown, Dallas; Johnnie McCrery, Lubbock; and Mrs. Murphy Williams, Dallas, and a niece, Mrs. George Lee, Dallas.

Singers were Mrs. Albert Guess, Mrs. M. S. Dockum, Edward Hearn and Hugh Johnson, with Mrs. W. P. McCammon as accompanist.

Active pallbearers were Dr. L. C. Polk, Rufus Shell, R. A. Caldwell, Ben Blackmon, Neil Johnson, Dallas; John W. Carpenter, Dallas; John Garner and P. Mayer.

Honorary pallbearers were Lee Jester, F. N. Drane, W. C. Proctor, Dallas; J. E. Butler, Dr. W. T. White, Dallas; Eugene Angus, Dallas; J. E. Lee, Dallas; H. E. Spaulding, Dallas; E. A. Johnson, L. A. Johnson, W. W. Gage, J. S. Callicutt, Robert Watt, Dr. T. W. Shell, Dr, Homer B. Jester, Judge B. H. Gardner, Palestine; George Dorsey, Judge W. H. Francis, Dallas; Lowry Martin, Ralph Kinsloe, Dallas; Tom Pinkston, B, L. Davis, John Murchison, Edward M. Polk, officers of the First Presbyterian church here. Fred M. Legge, Dallas; W. M. Wilson, Max D. Almond, Robert Bates, W. H. Norwood and W. P. McCammon.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Many Friends and Relatives Attended Funeral Monday

Relatives and friends here this morning for the funeral of Miss Maggie McCreary, held at the family home at 10:30, were Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Brown of Dallas, who were in New York when they received the sad news; Miss Johnnie McCreary of Lubbock, Miss Irene McCreary of Dallas, Mrs. George Lee of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Murphy M. Williams of Dallas, Messrs. W. A. and J. O. Bonner of Fairfield, Mrs. J. E. Sneed of Teague, Mrs. J. C. Thornton and Miss Martha Bonner of Norman, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Proctor, Mr. and Mrs. Nell Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Johnson and Mr. John Carpenter and Miss Eula Simons of Dallas

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Mary Jo Gray
Jan 3, 1926 - Jul 22, 1931

Little Girl Died Wednesday Night In Mildred Home

Mary Jo Gray, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gray at Mildred, died Wednesday night at 11:40 o’clock, and the funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Mildred Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here, conducting the services.

Surviving are the parents and one brother, Roy Gray, Jr.

Pallbearers were Dave Bryan, C. W. Johnson, Cecil Foster, Russell P:urifoy and John M. McGee.

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

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Earle L. (Wilson) Gray
Feb 1, 1901 - May 8, 1937

Mildred

MILDRED, May 13.—(Spl.)We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Roy Gray of Corsicana, Mrs. Gray is the daughter of Mrs. R. N. Wilson of this community and up until 3 years ago she lived here.

Quite a few from this community attended the funeral of Mrs. Roy Gray at Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 14, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Roy Gray, Sr. married Feb. 2, 1919; d/o Rice N. Wilson & Lollie Ophelia (Richards) Wilson buried in Cryer Creek cemetery

William Thomas Rainey, Sr.
Sep 18, 1883 - Jul 1, 1931

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN TYLER WEDNESDAY

W. T. Rainey, 48, resident of Corsicana for many years and well known here, who recently moved to Tyler, died in Tyler Wednesday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock after a lingering illness and the funeral was held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. W. T. Story, 918 North Thirteenth street Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Billie, Elizabeth, Bobbie, Jack and Warren Rainey, Corsicana; and sisters, Mrs. O. E. Thomas and Mrs. Story both of Corsicana and five brothers, Frank Rainey, Corsicana; and J. B., M. C., W. M., and J. W. Rainey, all of Tyler.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 2, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Allie Lee (Watson) Rainey married Nov. 23, 1914; s/o Edwin Jessie Rainey & Frankie Elizabeth (Welch) Rainey

Laura (Todd) Collins-Baker
Aug 22, 1855 - Oct 8, 1944

MRS. W. G. BAKER, DIED EARLY SUNDAY; RITES HELD MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. G. Baker, age 89 years, who died at her home here Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. C. Williams conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for many years, she was the widow of the late W. G. Baker, pioneer Corsicana businessman. She took an active interest in church and social circles and was widely known.

Surviving are three nephews, Ben M. Todd, Sabine Pass; W. O. Todd, Los Angeles, Calif.; Burke Baker, Houston; a niece, Mrs. Dan Sheppard, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. L. C. Polk, Hugh Stewart, A. F. Mitchell, Will Thompson, John C. Hughes and Murphy Williams.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 9, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband unknown Collins 2nd husband William G. Baker married Oct. 1, 1896 d/o Benjamin Franklin Todd & Eleanor Boucher (Carr) Todd

William B. “Billy” Hall
1910 - Dec 16, 1931

William B. Hall Dies In Austin; Be Buried Here

William B. Hall, aged 21 years, died in Austin late Wednesday and the body arrived in Corsicana over the Southern Pacific Lines train at an early hour Thursday morning. The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Friday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are one brother, Francis Hall, Dallas; five aunts, MRs. J. F. Wallace, Wortham; Miss Corrie Bradley, Wortham; Miss Isabel Bradley, Dallas; Mrs. D. D. DuBose, Corsicana, and Mrs. B. F. Marchbanks, Waxahachie.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

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WILLIAM B. HALL WHO DIED AUSTIN WAS BURIED HERE

Funeral services for Wm. B. Hall, aged 21 years, who died in Austin late Monday were held from the chapel of the Sutherland funeral home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are a brother, Francis Hall, Dallas; five aunts, Mrs. J. F. Wallace, Wortham; Miss Corrie Bradley, Wortham; Miss Isabell Bradley, Dallas; Mrs. D. D. DuBose, Corsicana, and Mrs. B. F. Marchbanks, Waxahachie.

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Joseph Eldred “Joe” Mays
Sep 12, 1907 - Sep 22, 1931

JOE MAYS DEAD AS RESULT AUTO CRASH TUESDAY

FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FROM ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 5 P.M. THURSDAY

EL PASO, Sept. 22.—(AP)—Joe E. Mays, 24, University of Texas graduate, en route to Stanford University for post graduate work, was injured fatally 40 miles east of here last night when the car in which he was riding collided head-on with another machine.

Richard Mays, Corsicana, attorney, the young man’s father, was with his son when the accident occurred.

The Mays car collided with one driven by W. L. Gibbs of El Paso on the Carlsbad highway.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Tull of Stanford University, riding in a car a short distance behind the Mays vehicle, rushed the injured youth to El Paso, where he died in the hospital.
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The body of Joe Mays will arrive in Corsicana Thursday morning on the 11:15 southbound Southern Pacific Lines passenger train and will be taken to St. John’s Episcopal church where it will lie in state until 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon when the funeral services will be held. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

He graduated from Corsicana high school in 1925, and later graduated from the University of Texas. During his junior and senior years in high school he was quarterback of the football team.

W. H. Norwood, superintendent of the public schools here, stated Wednesday when he was advised of the accident: “Joe Mays had a fine mind and was a fine boy.”

Surviving are his father, Richard Mays, well-known attorney, past president of the Texas Bar Association and member of the American Bar Association for a number of years; mother Mrs. Theresa Pace Mays; two brothers, A. P. Mays, Corsicana attorney and former county judge of Navarro county, and Gene Mays, Tyler; and a sister, Mrs. Burke Cartright, Terrell.

Active pallbearers will be Rufus Shell, John Callicutt, Jr., Newton Burnett, Horace Johnston, Cleo G. Miller, Ed Watts, Rogers McElwrath, and Jack Womack, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be all friends of the family and members of Kappa Alpha chapter, University of Texas, Austin.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral home.

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Joe Mays Married Secretly in 1929

AUSTIN, Sep. 23—(AP)—Death of Joe E. Mays of Corsicana in an automobile accident near El Paso last night revealed his secret marriage to the former Miss Frances Tarlton of Austin while they were both students of the University of Texas.

The couple was married November 7, 1929, but the marriage was kept secret from all except the immediate families. Both Mays and his wife were prominent in university affairs.

Mrs. Mays left for Corsicana for the funeral.


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FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD THURSDAY FOR JOE E. MAYS

CORSICANAN DIED IN EL PASO HOSPITAL AFTER INJURIES IN AUTO CRASH

Funeral services for Joe E. Mays, age 24 years, graduate of the University of Texas, who died in an El Paso hospital Tuesday night from injuries received in an automobile accident 50 miles from El Paso on the Carlsbad highway earlier in the night, will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Bishop Harry T. Moore of the Dallas diocese.

Mr. Mays, accompanied by his father, Richard Mays, Corsicana attorney, were en route to California where the younger man was to enter Leland Stanford university to do post graduate work when the accident occurred. According to reports received here, the Mays car and another automobile figured in a head-on collision. The injured youth and his father were taken to El Paso.

Mr. Mays graduated from Corsicana high school in 1925. He was quarterback on the Corsicana high school football team in 1923 and 1924.

The body arrived in Corsicana shortly before noon on the Southern Pacific Lines passenger train and was taken to the family residence, 120 South Fourteenth street.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Mays of Austin, to whom he was secretly married 1929 while both were students in the University of Texas; his father, Richard Mays, past president of the Texas Bar association and member of the American Bar association; mother, Mrs. Therese Pace Mays, Corsicana; two brothers, A. P. Mays, former Navarro county judge, Corsicana, and Gene Mays, Tyler; and a sister, Mrs. Burke Cartwright, Terrell.

Active pallbearers will be Rufus Shell, John Callicutt, Jr., Newton Burnett, Horace Johnston, Cleo G. Miller, Ed Watts, Rogers McElwrath, and Jack Womack Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family and members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter, University of Texas, Austin.

A large number of the members of the Navarro County Bar association met the train bearing Mays’ body Thursday morning at 11:15 o’clock.

A large number of the members of the Navarro County Bar Association met the train bearing Mays’ body Thursday morning at 11:15 o’clock.

Richard Mays escaped with only minor injuries.

The car in which Messrs. Mays were riding collided with a truck it was reported here Thursday.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE MAYS DREW CONCOURSE FRIENDS

SIMPLE BUT IMPRESSIVE RITES EPISCOPAL CHURCH READ BY BISHOP MOORE

Funeral services for Joe E. Mays, aged 24, son of Richard and Mrs. Theresa Pace Mays, were held Thursday afternoon from St. John’s Episcopal church, conducted by the Rt. Rev. Harry T. Moore, bishop of the Dallas diocese, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Many out of town visitors joined with hundreds of Corsicana citizens in paying their last respects to a son of one of the city’s leading families. The chancel was covered with floral offerings, and the church filled to overflowing for the simple Episcopal rites.

Four active members of Omicron chapter, Kappa Alpha, of which the deceased was a member, and one alumnus made up a special guard of honor for the funeral and included Willis Lea, Joe Brown, Arthus Mathis, Chilton O’Brien, all of Austin, and John Terrell of Fort Worth.

The deceased was a graduate of Corsicana High School, and of the University of Texas, and was en route to Stanford university with his father when fatally injured in an automobile accident near El Paso Tuesday night.

Many friends of the family called at the residence Thursday afternoon to pay their respects as the body lay in state before the funeral services.

Active pallbearers were Cleo G. Miller, Ed Watts, Horace Johnston, Newton Burnett, John S. Callicutt, Jr., Rufus Shell, Jack Womack, Jr., and Rogers McElwrath.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral home.

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Edward Austin Russell
Dec 26, 1930 - Jul 18, 1931

Little Child Died In Tyler; Buried in Oakwood on Sunday

Edwards Austin Russell, 6-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Russell of Tyler, former residents of Corsicana, died in Tyler Saturday morning and the funeral was held at Oakwood cemetery here, where interment was made, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here, and Rev. Glenn of Dallas.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the services.

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POWELL

POWELL, July 23.—(Spl)—Mr. and Mrs. Lester Russell and children were visitors in the home of Mrs. Fred Ellett Sunday. They left Sunday night for their home in Overton. Their friends are sympathizing with them over the death of their baby son, who was buried in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana Sunday.

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Jordan Lawrence “Shorty” McPherson
Aug. 5, 1891 - Mar. 14, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. L. M’PHERSON

James Lawrence (Shorty) McPherson, 39, died at his home, 1800 Woodlawn, Saturday night at 8:15, following a lingering illness, and the funeral was held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services at the house were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, with the Corsicana lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., in charge at the grave.

He was a native of New York, but had been in the radiator business in Corsicana for the past twenty-two years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Lawrence and Leslie McPherson, all of Corsicana; and one sister who resides in New York.

Pallbearers were W. J. Lunn, C,. T. Cray, W. A. Chaffee, Roy Harrison, J. A. Roxburgh, H. R. Stewart, J. S. Millerman, and W. C. Crouch.

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

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Samuel Houston Frank
Aug 3, 1859 - Feb 10, 1931

Dawson Man Died Tuesday Morning

DAWSON, Feb. 13.—S. H. (Houston) Frank, 73, died at his home several miles north of Dawson Tuesday morning, and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are one brother, Frank Frank, Dawson, and a half sister, who lives in St. Louis.

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Louella Evans
Jul 31, 1903 - Nov 17, 1931

Dies in Houston, Buried at Dawson

DAWSON, Nov. 20.—Miss Louella Evans, former resident of Dawson was found dead in her room in Houston Tuesday and the body was brought to Dawson Wednesday. The funeral was held here Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church with interment in the Dawson cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill.

A number of relatives reside here.

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Minnie Anthenette (Kay) Bankston
Aug 22, 1879 - May 23, 1954

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Bankston

Mrs. Will Bankston, 75, former resident of Navarro county, died Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. F. Massey, in Texas City.

Funeral services will be held from the Richland Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Bankston resided in Richland for many years before moving to Texas City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Massey, Texas City, and MRs. T. J. Rice, Cotulla, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Services Tuesday For Mrs. Bankston

Funeral services for Mrs. Will Bankston, 75, former Navarro county resident, who died in Texas City Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Richland Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Baggett, pastor. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. F. F. Massey, Texas City, and Mrs. T. J. Rice, Cotulla, and other relatives.

Mrs. Bankston resided at Richland for a number of years prior to moving to Texas City.

McCammon directed.

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Mattie Josephine (Peay) Lewis
Apr 27, 1903 - Feb 25, 1931

BURIAL THURSDAY AT DAWSON PLANNED CORSICANA WOMAN

Mrs. Mattie Josephine Lewis, 27, wife of W. E. Lewis, 111 East Woodlawn avenue, died in the P. and S. hospital, Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock following a long illness and the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the First Christian church. The body will be taken overland to Dawson, her former home, for interment.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church assisted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, three children, Dorothy Lee, Billie Jo and June Juanice Lewis, all of Corsicana; father, J. H. Peay, Dawson and four sisters, Mrs. Will Taylor, Corsicana; Mrs. A. F. McGlaun, Tahoka; Mrs. C. A. Brooks, Paducah and Miss Odell Peay of Dawson.

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

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Betty Lou Bell
Mar 12, 1930 - Jul 4, 1931

Baby Girl Died In Gainesville

Betty Lou Bell, 16-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tribley Bell, Gainesville, died in Dallas Saturday and the body was forwarded to Corsicana on the noon interurban.

Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church in Dawson Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Corley McMahon Funeral Home.

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Dave Tidwell
1853 - Jun 14, 1931

Aged Resident of Dawson Is Dead

Dave Tidwell, 79 native of Dawson and well-known in the western section of the county, died here Sunday and the funeral was held in Dawson Monday morning at 11 o’clock where interment was made.

No known relatives survive.

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Almon Franklin Dickson
Jun 24, 1877 - Sep 16, 1931

Former Resident of Dawson Dies Heart Failure

DAWSON, Sept. 18.—Ab Dickson of Mirando City, formerly a resident of Dawson, died suddenly of heart failure
Wednesday afternoon and the body was forwarded to Dawson Friday, where funeral services and interment will be made.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, mother, step-father, one brother, four half-brothers and two half-sisters.

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Louis E. Hall
Jan. 17, 1851 - Jan. 26, 1931

Aged Man Buried at Dawson on Tuesday

DAWSON, Jan. 31.—Funeral services for L. E. Hall, 80, who died Monday, were held here Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery. Prior to moving to Dawson 25 years ago, he resided in the Dresden community. He united with the Baptist church at Pursley 61 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, 32 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

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George Worth Johnston, Sr.
Aug 8, 1888 - Oct 15, 1970

Johnston Rites Set Saturday

George Worth Johnston, Sr., 82, a lifelong resident of Eureka, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Eugene E. Wood officiating. Interment will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wilma Walton Johnston of Eureka; two sons, Charles S. Johnston of Boise, Idaho and George W. Johnston, Jr. of Corsicana; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Byrd Willard of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, October 16, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Virginia Barbara (Pisek) Johnston married Jul. 21, 1920 2nd wife Wilma (Walton) Kenner-Hollan-Johnston buried in Oakwood cemetery s/o Samuel Swilley Johnston and Anna Lillian “Lillie” (Pulliam) Johnston buried in Oakwood cemetery

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Johnston Rites

Services for George Worth Johnston Sr., 82 were held Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. He died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Eugene E. Wood officiated and interment was in
Eureka Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, six grandchildren, a sister, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were C. F. DuBose, Edgar Frame, J. L. Frame, Curtis Chandler, W. M. Montgomery and W. J. (Bill) McKie.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, October 18, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Virginia Barbara (Pisek) Johnston married Jul. 21, 1920 2nd wife Wilma (Walton) Kenner-Hollan-Johnston buried in Oakwood cemetery; s/o Samuel Swilley Johnston & Anna Lillian “Lillie” (Pulliam) Johnston buried in Oakwood cemetery

Virginia Barbara (Pisek) Johnston
May 14, 1889 - Sep 19, 1956

Mrs. Johnston Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Worth Johnston, long-time resident of Eureka and Corsicana died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka.

The family has resided at Eureka for a number of years.

Mrs. Johnston was the former Virginia Pisek, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pisek of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Eureka; two sons, Charles Johnston, U. S. Navy, Washington, D. C., and Worth Johnston, Jr., Eureka; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be S. R. Thomas, Buck Montgomery, Tim Grantham, Don Chandler, R. C. Dunham, George Campbell and Buck Frame.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, September 20, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Worth Johnston, Sr. married Jul. 21, 1920; d/o Charles Pisek & Alletta Belle (Lowe) Bethune-Pisek buried in Oakwood cemetery

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Mrs. Johnston Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Worth Johnston of Eureka, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Charles Johnston, U. S. Navy, Washington, D. C., and Worth Johnston, Jr., Eureka; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were S. R. Thomas, Buck Montgomery, Tim Grantham, Don Chandler, R. C. Dunham, George Campbell and Buck Frame.

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Ada Lula (Greer) Lamb
Jan 8, 1884 - May 31, 1931

EUREKA WOMAN IS BURIED THERE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Greer Lamb, aged 47, wife of R. T. Lamb of Eureka, who died at the family residence about 8 o’clock Saturday morning were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church with Rev. I. R. Darwood conducting the rites. Interment was in the Eureka cemetery.

The deceased is survived by her husband, and two children, Miss Hinda Lamb and Abraham Lamb both of Eureka.

Pallbearers were Alvin Castles, Lloyd Lamb, Frank Greenup, Ernest Fullwood, Lloyd Hamilton, and Marvin Harris.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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John Franklin Byrd
Jan 28, 1861 - Nov 16, 1931

FUNERAL HELD AT EUREKA TUESDAY FOR JOHN BYRD

Funeral services for John Byrd, aged 78 years, who died at his home in the Navarro community Monday morning at 10 o’clock were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka.

Mr. Byrd had been aiding in the digging of grave in the Hopewell cemetery a few minutes before he was stricken. He had walked a short distance from the grave when he was suddenly taken ill and was rushed to his home a short distance away where he died within a few minutes.

Mr. Byrd formerly resided in Corsicana and was a well-digger and chimney-builder by trade.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Hamil, Navarro; Mrs. Bert Yates, Eureka; and Mrs. Capehart, Navarro; a sister, Mrs. Charles Ruth, Navarro, a brother Emil Byrd, Corsicana and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Roxie H. (Browning) Byrd
Sep 27, 1867 - Oct 25, 1950

Mrs. J. F. Byrd Buried Thursday

Mrs. J. F. Byrd, aged 83 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lovie Yates, 2101 West Fifteenth avenue, Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Greenwood, Miss., Mrs. Byrd resided in Navarro county for many years before moving to Corsicana 15 years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Yates and Mrs. Hattie Hamel, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. T. Capehart, Navarro; 30 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. L. M. Walker, Corsicana; a cousin, L. M. Walker, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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John Newell Royall, Sr.
Feb. 5, 1872 - Mar. 1, 1931

Corsicana Business Man Dies Suddenly

J. N. Royall, Sr.

While seated in a chair at his home Sunday morning awaiting the hour to depart for Sunday School at the First Methodist Church, of which he was an active member, J. N. Royall, Sr., prominent Corsicana business man and civic and church worker, died suddenly and burial took place Monday afternoon.

J. N. ROYALL DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME SUNDAY MORNING

John Newell Royall, Sr., aged 59, founder and president of the Royall Coffee company, and one of Corsicana’s industrial, civic, and religious leaders, died suddenly at his home early Sunday morning while sitting in a chair. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the First Methodist Church, with Dr. John W. Bergin conducting the rites. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, two sons; J. N. Royall, Jr., of Corsicana and R. R. Royall of San Francisco, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Drummond of Dallas, Miss Bess Royall of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. X. Schmidt of San Francisco; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Boyett, College Station, and Mrs. Lizzie Henzaring, Burbank, Calif; a step-mogher, Mrs. Matt Royall Witt of Houston; three half-brothers, John Royall, Mexico, Missouri; Edward Royall, Waco, and Ben Royall of Houston; a half-sister, Mrs. Lon Brookman of Houston.

Active pall-bearers were Oran Boyett, Guy Boyett, Alton Boyett, Wade Cox, J. J. Sikes, C. A. Deveney.

Honorary pall-bearers were members of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church.

The funeral was largely attended by both Corsicana and out-of-town friends. Many beautiful floral offerings were received from all parts of the nation.

A native Texan, Mr. Royall was born February 5, 1872, at Chappel Hill, Washington county; the son of W. B. and Mrs. Elizabeth Virginia Youngblood Royall. His grandfather was the chairman of the first constitutional convention of the republic of Texas.

He was reared and educated in Brazos county, and his first business experience was with the firm of Deane and Walling of Austin. He later went to Taylor, Texas and installed the first coffee roaster to be placed in Texas for the firm of T. W. Marse and company. He later joined the Cooper Grocery company of Waco and established a coffee roaster in that firm.

In 1913 he moved to Corsicana and entered business for himself, establishing an enviable reputation among the leaders in the coffee industry and gradually expanding his business until his sales force and products cover five states. His plant located on South Ninth street is the only exclusive coffee roaster in the state.

In 1898, he was married to Miss Gussie Beatrice White of Austin, and three children survive this marriage, Beatrice, Bess, and John Newell.

Mr. Royall was a member of Knights of Pythias, I. O. O. F., Maccabees, Praetorians, U. T. C., and Travelers’ Protective Association. He also held membership in the Corsicana Country Club, Lions Club, and was a member of the legislative committee of the National Coffee Roasters association.

He served as president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce for the year 1920, and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. and a member for many years of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church and vice-president at the time of his death.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday March 2, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Arizona Belle (Burnett) Royall 2nd wife Gussie Beatrice (White) Royall s/o William Bibb Royall and Elizabeth Virginia (Youngblood) Royall

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. N. ROYALL, SR.

Funeral services for J. N. Royall, aged 59, who died suddenly at his home on North Thirtieth street early Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon from the First Methodist church, with Dr. J. W. Bergin, assisted by Rev. C. Wright and Rev. A. C. Carraway, conducting the services. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

During the services at the church, J. N. Royall, Jr., was named to succeed his father as a member of the board of stewards of the church.

The Odd Fellows had charge of the services at the grave.

Music for the services was rendered by the choir of the First Methodist church under the direction of Edward F. Hearn.

Corley – McMahon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Hospital Board Pass Resolutions Death J. N. Royall

The following resolutions on the death of J. N. Royall, member of the board of the Navarro County Hospital, were adopted by the board and a copy handed to the Sun for publication:

To the Board of Managers,
Navarro County Hospital,
Corsicana, Texas.

We your committee, appointed to draft resolutions upon the death of our beloved member, J. N. Royall, beg leave to submit the following:

WHEREAS, Our Almighty Father in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to remove from our midst our beloved associate, J. N. Royall, after a long and useful service to this board, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That in the passing of this member we have lost an untiring worker, a cheerful helper to all who came his way and an outstanding Christian gentleman, and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Navarro County Hospital, also that a copy be furnished the family, and that a copy be furnished the press.

Respectfully submitted,

T. P. McLENDON,
J. N. GARITTY,
WADE SMITH,
CHAS. G. JESTER,
Board of Managers.
W. B. TAYLOR, Supt.

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Resolutions In Regard to the Death of Mr. J. N. Royall.

Whereas, our friend and brother, Mr. J. N. Royall has lived in Corsicana for many years and we have known him as citizen, business man, neighbor, friend, Christian and patriot, and

Whereas; in all these relations of life we found him consistently exemplifying the highest ideals and

Whereas: In the death of Mr. J. N. Royall, Corsicana has sustained an almost irreparable loss, commercially, socially, civically, politically and religiously;

Therefore, Be It Resolved:

That we, the members of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church and also the members of the Quarterly Conference express the high regard in which we held him as a member and officer in our church, and that while he was the personifications of loyalty, he was in no way sectarian and yet so fine a Methodist that it is impossible to think of Methodism in Corsicana without associating there-with the name of J. N. Royall, nor can one think of Sunday school, church service, mid-week service, stewards meeting or Quarterly Conference without visualizing the kindly face of our good friend. And in the evangelistic work of the church recalling his wonderful influence in winning men for the Kingdom of God or in bearing the financial burden of privilege of the church the generous part he bore.

That we miss him from our work and councils and cherish his memory as sacred.

Signed:

T. J. WALTON, Chairman.
DR. O. L. SMITH,
J. W. BERGIN,
Committee.

Corsicana, April 16, 1931

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Winnie (Menninger) Manning
Jul 6, 1871 - Sep 22, 1931

Mrs. W. S. Manning Dies in Houston; Burial to Be Here

Mrs. W. S. Manning, aged 60 died in a Houston hospital at 7:15 Tuesday morning and the body will be sent here for burial, according to word received today. The body will arrive on the Sunbeam over the Southern Pacific Wednesday afternoon and will be taken to Oakwood cemetery for interment.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Hugh Manning, and a daughter, Mrs. Milan Celba. Four grandchildren also survive.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September 22, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Waddy Scruggs Manning assumed; d/o Peter Menninger & Winnie/Mary (Ford) Menninger (some sources say Meininger)

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FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN HOUSTON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Manning, aged 60 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in a Houston hospital Tuesday morning at 7:15 o’clock, will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday afternoon shortly after 5 o’clock. The body will arrive in Corsicana at 4:58 o’clock Wednesday afternoon on the Southern Pacific Lines Sunbeam train.

Mr. Manning started work as a Southern Pacific engineer in Corsicana about 50 years ago and resided here until the shops were moved to Ennis. He has been retired.

Funeral services were held in Houston Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. E. P. West officiating. Only a short service will be held here.

Surviving are her husband, W. S. Manning, Houston, a son, Hugh Manning, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Milan Celba, Houston, four grandchildren, a niece, Miss Sadie Garbey, Houston, who was reared by Mrs. Manning. Miss Garbey as a graduate of the State Home here and formerly taught in the State Orphan’s Home.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ON WEDNESDAY FOR HOUSTON WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Manning, aged 60 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in a Houston hospital early Tuesday morning, were held at Oakwood cemetery, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock where interment was made. A short service was conducted at the grave with Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church here in charge.

The body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday afternoon on the northbound Sunbeam, Southern Pacific Lines train.

W. S. Manning worked in Corsicana as an engineer on the H. & T. C. R. R. company until the shops were transferred to Ennis. He was retired several years ago and moved to Houston.

Surviving are the husband, a son, Hugh Manning, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Milan Celba, Houston; four grandchildren, a niece, Miss Sadie Garbey, Houston, and other relatives.

The Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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May D. (Duren) Gideon
Jan 12, 1875 - Jul 2, 1931

MRS. MAY GIDEON DIED IN DALLAS EARLY THURSDAY

Mrs. May D. Gideon, passed away at her home in Dallas, 1906 Bennett avenue at 6:25 a. m., Thursday, July 2nd, following illness of over eight months.

She is survived by her husband, S. E. Gideon, Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Adams, San Antonio, and Mrs. H. T. Jackson, Corsicana. All were with her when the end came. She is also survived by two nieces, Mrs. D. S. Burks, Houston and Mrs. Raymond Clowe, Harlingen, and one nephew Robert Adams, Harlingen. She was a niece of Frank, Sam and Cal Kerr and Mrs. Abe Mulkey of Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 o’clock p.m. at Dallas, Friday, with interment in Oakwood cemetery at Corsicana, Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be T. J. Maxwell, W. S. Bellamy, Tom Coulson, Julius Dorsey, I. L. Thomas and W. H. Adamson.

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FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA WILL BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. May Duren Gideon, aged 56 years, who died at her home, 1906 Bennett, Dallas, early Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock in Dallas and the body was brought overland to Corsicana where a short service will be conducted at 5:30 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made. The services here will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here. The services in Dallas were conducted by Rev. Ben M. Edwards.

Surviving are her husband, Prof. S. E. Gideon of the Dallas school system; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Adams, San Antonio, and Mrs. H. T. Jackson, Corsicana; and a number of relatives who reside in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be W. S. Bellamy, R. L. Thomas, W. H. Adamson, C. J. Maxwell, Julius Dorsey and T. J. Coulson.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED HERE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Duren Gideon, 56, wife of Professor S. E. Gideon of Dallas, who died at her home in Dallas early Thursday morning, were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock when interment was made. The services here were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Adams, San Antonio, and Mrs. H. T. Jackson, Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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John Robert Watson
Oct 28, 1849 - Jul 9, 1931

J. R. WATSON DIED AT HOME FOLLOWING FEW DAY’S ILLNESS

J. R. Watson, aged 81 years, 1430 West Fifth avenue, died Thursday morning at 1:25 o’clock after a week’s illness, and the funeral services will be held from the family home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. W. L. Blackburne, Primitive Baptist minister of Mexia, will conduct the services.

Mr. Watson was a native of Georgia, but had resided in Navarro county for the past forty-two years. He lived in the Barry community for twenty years before moving to Corsicana twenty-two years ago.

Surviving are his wife, seven sons, Albert Watson, Barry, Scott Watson, Barry; Emmett Watson, Fort Worth; Marion Watson, Barry; Marshall Watson, Dallas; Claude Watson, Barry; and Homer Watson, Dallas; twenty-one grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Nancy McElvaney, Rural Shade; two brothers, W. E. Watson, Corsicana; and John Watson, Wheeler; and other relatives.

Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 9, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Elisha Bennett Watson buried in Cryer Creek cemetery and Elizabeth Jane (Moore) Watson buried in Shiloh Primitive Bapt. Cemetery, Walton Co. , Ga.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. R. WATSON WERE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for J. R. Watson, aged 81 years, pioneer resident of Navarro County, who died Thursday morning following a short illness, were held from the family home, 1930 West Fifth avenue, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. L. Blackburne, Mexia Primitive Baptist minister.

Mr. Watson was a native of Georgia, but came to Navarro county 42 years ago. He resided in the Barry community for 20 years before he moved to Corsicana where he had lived for the past twenty-two years.

Surviving are his wife, seven sons, Albert Watson, Barry; Scott Watson, Barry; Emmett Watson, Fort Worth; Marion Watson, Barry; Marshall Watson, Dallas; Homer Watson, Dallas; twenty one grandchildren, one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Nancy McElvaney Rural Shade; and two brothers, W. E. Watson, Corsicana and John Watson, Wheeler.

Grandsons and nephews were pallbearers.

The funeral was directed by Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Jarvis Bryant
Nov 22, 1922 - Aug 6, 1931

LITTLE BOY DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY MORNING

Jarvis Bryant, 8-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bryant, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning at 5:45 o’clock after a lingering illness from a heart ailment, and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The little lad was reported to have fallen from stilts some time ago, bruising his chest, and his condition steadily became worse.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, Eunice Bryant; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Gordon and Mrs. Bell Watson, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JARVIS BRYANT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Jarvis Bryant, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bryant, who died in the P. & S. Hospital with a heart ailment Thursday morning at 6:45 o’clock, after a ten days’ illness, were held from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Floyd W. Thrash, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church and Rev. M. W. Burgess, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, conducted the services.

The little lad fell from stilts, bruising his chest, and his condition grew steadily worse.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, Eunice Bryant; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Gordon and Mrs. Bell Watson, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mrs. Cora Lee Thompson of Sugarland, Texas, Mr. Bryant’s sister was here for the funeral.

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Lewis Foster Croft
Jul 1, 1901 - Jun 20, 1931

FOSTER CROFT DIED SATURDAY; BURIAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Foster Croft, local cotton man, 30, died in the P. & S. hospital Saturday afternoon at 12:15 o’clock after an illness of several weeks and the funeral will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. C. N. Croft, 207 North Twelfth street; two brothers, William Croft and Charles W. Croft, Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. Alf Laird, Haskell and Misses Alberta and Flora Croft of Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR FOSTER CROFT

Funeral services for Foster Croft, aged 30, Corsicana cotton man, who died in the P. and S. hospital about noon Saturday afternoon an illness of several days, were held from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev. J. Howard Williams conducting the services, and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was for several years the employee of the Sun-Light Publishing company, later entering the cotton business, and for the past several months had been connected with the branch office of the Texas Cotton Cooperative in Corsicana.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. C. N. Croft, 207 North Twelfth street; two brothers, William Croft and Charles Croft of Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. Alf Laird of Haskell, and Misses Alberta and Flora Croft of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were Alvin McCleary, Robert Irvine, Robert Cooksey, Max Tatum, C. O. Curington, Palmer Tatum, Carl Curington and Hubert Brazelton.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Caroline Nancy (Foster) Croft
Sep 25, 1861 - Apr 27, 1949

Mrs. Chas. Croft Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Chas. Croft, aged 87 years, died at her home, 207 North Twelfth street, at an early hour Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Mrs. Croft had been a member since early life.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Croft the widow of an early-day attorney here, had resided in Corsicana since childhood.

Surviving are two sons, Charles and William Croft, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Misses Alberta and Flora Croft, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. T. A. Laird, Haskell; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mayor Hubert T. Braselton, C. O. Curington, Shirley Goins, Hubert Redden, Tate Lindsey, O. L. Albritton, J. N. Edens, Jr., Robert Cooksey and Alvin McCleary.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Cheryl Lynn (Moore) VanOrsdol
Sept 30, 1949 - Aug 9, 2017
 
Cheryl Lynn Moore VanOrsdol, 67, of Streetman passed away in Waco early Wednesday morning, Aug.9, 2017. Cheryl was born in Waco on Sept. 30, 1949, to J. B. Moore, Jr and Eddie Ruth Hancock Moore. She graduated from University High School in 1967. Cheryl married the love of her life, Max VanOrsdol, June 25, 1993. She worked in the banking business as a loan officer until 1990 when she went to work for the oil industry. She worked for multiple oil and gas companies during her more than 25-year career as a contract right of way agent, covering 21 states. Cheryl loved nature, flowers and birds. She had a numerous variety of wild birds who flocked to her well-tended bird feeders. She grew beautiful flowers and especially flowers that attracted butterflies. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed God's beautiful creations. She remarked, while sitting outside enjoying God's beautiful scenery, "All of this and heaven, too!" She is predeceased by her parents, J. B. and Eddie Ruth Moore Cheryl is survived by her husband of 24 years, Max VanOrsdol of Streetman; her children, Christopher Woodall of Hubbard, and Jeremy Woodall of Waco; step-daughters, Julie Byrne and husband Todd Byrne; Sarah Henry and husband Daniel Henry; Jessica Gregston and husband Timothy Gregston; stepson, Cody VanOrsdol; grandchildren, Lyric Woodall and Cyler Morton; step-grandchildren, Crystal Price, KayCee Ragland and husband Dub Ragland, Daniel Henry and Benjamin Adam Henry; step-great grandchildren; Kayden VanOrsdol, David Price, Jr., Julian Price and Brooklyn Ragland; her brother, Dr. Marvin J. Moore and wife Mildred of Bay City, and sister Donna Gail Roskey of Georgetown, Florida; nephew, Shane Roskey of Waco; Niece, Dr. Kandace Moore O'Mallan and husband, Rev. Bill O'Mallan of Bay City. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, with the funeral service to follow. Officiant for the funeral will be Dr. Marvin Joe Moore and brother and Rev. Charles William (Bill) O'Mallan Jr., nephew. Interment will be held at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75211. Pallbearers will be Christopher Woodall, Jeremy Woodall, Shane Roskey, Cody VanOrsdol, Daniel Henry, Tim Gregston and Bill Hatley. Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Anita Christie (Slade) Donaho
Apr 8, 1922 - Aug 9, 2017
 
Anita Christie Donaho, age 95, of College Station, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. She was born on April 8, 1922 to Andrew and Sallie Slade in Corsicana. She graduated form Corsicana High School in May 1939 and immediately began her career as a secretary, working as secretary to the superintendent of Corsicana High School. She went on to work for several companies during her lifetime. She worked for J.M. Dryer Department Store working the cash register and taking dictation for the owner. She later worked for 17 years for Bethlehem Steel Corporation typing defense contracts. Anita worked for the Wheelock Oil Company for the next 17 years as secretary to the plant manager. Because Anita was very passionate about everything she was asked to do, she attended SMU in Dallas and received a Certificate for Secretary Exam. She was part of the only seven percent who passed all six parts to the test on her first attempt. Anita moved to College Station and met her husband Jean Donaho. He proposed after a very short courtship and the two were married on Feb. 14, 1982. Anita was loved by all who knew her and was willing to help anyone in need. She was very devoted to her parents during their lifetime, and after their passing cared deeply for family and friends. Anita served as President of the OPAS Guild at Texas A&M from 1986 to 1987 and gave her time to help with the Brazos Animal Shelter. She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in College Station. Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Sallie Slade, and by her husband Jean Donaho. She is survived by her step-son Brazos Donaho; step-grandson Bob Gates, cousin Kathy Pillans of Corsicana, cousin Mary Ann Rich of Denton, her long-time caregiver and friend Pauline Taplin, and a host of other close friends. Visitation for Anita will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan with a service to follow immediately at noon In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are asked to be made in Anita's name to Bryan Animal Shelter at 2207 Finfeather Road Bryan, TX 77801.

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Sue (Maxwell) Wooldridge-Black
Feb 5, 1931 - Aug 5, 2017
 
Sue Black, age 86, of Waxahachie passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at her son and daughter-in-law's home in Blooming Grove. She was born in Waxahachie Feb. 5, 1931 to Bruce and Dollie Maxwell. She was married to Wayne D. Wooldridge for 25 years before his death. They had three children. Sue later married Floyd Black. They were also married 25 years before his death. Besides her two husbands, Sue was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Erma Gay Maxwell from Earle, Arkansas; her daughter, Carolyn Valencik (Joe) from Houston; son Jerry Wooldridge (Mindy) from Blooming Grove and Teresa Moss (Debbie Faulkner) from Dallas; seven grandchildren, Dwayne Balencik, Vickie from Houston, Susan Valencik (Sona)Juarez from Houston, Jason Woodridge from Waxahachie, Carrie Wooldridge (Scott Sweeney) from Blooming Grove, Wayne Wooldridge (Amanda) from Garland, Dave Dunn (Virginia) from Tulsa, Oklahoma and Matthew Faulkner from Dallas; great-grandchildren include Toni, Garrett, Aiden and Maddox from Houston, Katelyn (Manny) from Corsicana, Gavin, Sienna, Triniti and Jonathan from Garland and David Lee and Brittany from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is also survived by one great-great grandson who is just over a month old, Sue was able to get five generation pictures made two weeks before she passed. Nieces and nephews surviving Sue include Debbie Ritter and Shannon Rippey from Waxahachie, Phyllis Mikulak from Emory, Wanda Lou Hicks and Tony Maxwell from Plano, Darren Maxwell, Mike Matthews from Houston, Rebecca Jo (aka Doll) Maxwell, Margarette Ann Chappel (aka Susie), Galen Maxwell, and Bruce Maxwell from Earle, Arkansas along with her best friend, Evelyn Kimbrell. She is being cremated and the family memorial will be planned at a later date. There will be no viewing or public services. The family wishes to thank all our friends and family for their thoughts, prayers, food and friendship.

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Sara (Barnett) Ashton-Brockett
Aug 10, 1948 - Feb 4. 2018
 
Sara Barnett Brockette, 69, born August 10, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas, died February 4. Ms. Brockette is survived by her children Elizabeth Ann Brockett and David Wesley Ashton, daughter-in-law Jeannie Oxnard Ashton, sister Rebecca Bronson, brother-in-law Franklin Bronson, granddaughter Stella Nova Ashton and many cousins.
She is also survived by her daughter’s cats, Romeo & Juliet as well as her son’s cat Zephyr. She was a lover of birds, cats and many types of animals. Growing up in Corsicana, she befriended a squirrel she named ‘Gypsy’ who ate from her hand and looked for her frequently.
She passed away unexpectedly at 9:35PM in San Antonio, Texas after suffering heart complications while hospitalized for respiratory care. She is preceded in death by her mother Franette Brockette Barnett, father Bernard Warren Barnett and grandparents Stella and Claude Brockette.
Ms. Brockette was a writer of poetry, enjoyed handwriting analysis and studied graphology. In family tradition, she was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, frequented bible study classes and assembled a substantial photography collection of stained-glass windows among many Dallas area churches.
An avid fan of Texas football, she was especially engaged when cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. She loved the music and movies of Elvis Presley and in recent years enjoyed when an impersonator would visit her nursing facility. For years she taught piano and still delighted in sitting at the keys with her granddaughter, entertaining everyone with her favorite songs and hymns.
Reception will commence at 2PM, Friday February 16 at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, Reverend Kevin Diggs will officiate the service at 3PM with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery at 4PM. She will be buried in the family plot alongside her mother and grandparents.
Contributions in memory of Sara Brockette may be made to Blooming Grove United Methodist Church or the organization of your choosing.


L. Arzila (Westbrook) McAfee
abt 1866 - Jan 8, 1890

(age 24yrs, 7 Mos, 20 days)

Mrs. M. W. McAfee, wife of M W McAfee of this city, died last week. The remains were interred Friday. Mr. McAfee has the sympathy of the entire community in his bereavement.

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Susan Priscilla “Sue” (Albritton) Glass
Jan 1858 - Nov 13, 1931

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED HERE ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Glass, 72, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, who died in Oklahoma City, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, were held from the Church of Christ Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wilbur H. White, Church of Christ minister of Dallas, assisted by Rev. J. L. Hines, local Church of Christ minister.

The body arrived in Corsicana Monday morning at 1:10 o’clock.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ella Morgan, Oklahoma City; Mrs. T. D. Faucett, Oklahoma City; three sons, T. B. Glass, Oklahoma City; A. O. Glass, Fort Worth and W. E. Glass, Fort Worth; a number of grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. M. E. Purifoy, Corsicana; one brother, John Albritton, Leidy, Okla., and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Mit Sowell, Al.Sowell, Roy Harrison, Hugh Miller, J. L. Harris and Americus Wright.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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William B. Dodds
Jun 6, 1857 - Nov 12, 1931

W. B, DODDS DIED SUDDEN;Y AT HOME OG SON THURSDAY

W. B. Dodds, aged 71 years, native of Mississippi, but resident of Navarro county for more than 60 years, died suddenly at the home of his son W. E. Dodds, 108 West Gorman avenue, Thursday afternoon at 12:20 o’clock, and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services at the chapel will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, while the I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 63 of which he was a member will have charge of the services at the grave. Mr. Dodds had been in ill health since last April, but his death was unexpected.

Prior to moving to the Corsicana community 25 years ago, Mr. Dodds resided in the Blooming Grove community. He was well-known in Navarro county. He made his home with his son, W. E. Dodds, who is city salesman of the Coca Cola Bottling Works here.

Surviving are two sons, W. E. Corsicana, and J. J. Dodds, Dallas, and one sister, Mrs. Octavia Anderson, Los Angeles, California.
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Notice to Odd Fellows

All Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the hall, corner of North Beaton street and West Third avenue, Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock to attend the funeral of Brother W. B. Dodds.

C. T. CRAY, Noble Grand,
W. J. LUNN, Secretary.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. B. DODDS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. B. Dodds, aged 71 years, native of Mississippi but resident of Navarro county for more than 50 years, who died at 108 West Gorman avenue, Thursday afternoon at 12:20 o’clock, were held from the Sutherland Funeral Home chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Dodds had been in ill health for some time, but his death was unexpected. The services at the chapel were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian Church, and the Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., of which he was a member, had charge of the services at the grave.

Prior to moving to Corsicana 25 years ago, the family resided in the Blooming Grove community.

Surviving are two sons, W. E. Dodds, Corsicana, and J. J. Dodds, Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Octavia Anderson, Los Angeles, California.

Pallbearers were B. F. Allen, W. T. Parker, W. S. Bingham, Perry Fauber, O. E. Barker and J. D. Carroll.

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Jack J. Dodds
Dec 26, 1891 - Mar 21, 1959

Jack J. Dodds Dies Saturday

Jack J. Dodds, 67, World War 1 veteran, died in the Veteran’s Administration hospital at Lisbon, near Dallas, Saturday about noon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are a brother, Will Dodds, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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William Edgar “Will” Dodds
Aug 17, 1893 - May 12, 1970

Will Dodds Dies Tuesday

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Will Dodds, 76, a native of Blooming Grove who died Tuesday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He had lived in Corsicana for many years and was a retired employe of the Coca Cola Company.

The Rev. Robert J. Potts officiated for the funeral rites, assisted by the Rev. Johnny F. Morrow. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. Dodds is survived by his wife, MRs. Mattie Dodds of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jan Morrow, Jerre Morrow, Jerome Morrow, Jacob Morrow, Joe Morrow, Jonathan Morrow, Elic Gregory and Tom Spikes.

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John Franklin Barnes
Apr 22, 1857 - Jun 16, 1931

MAN DIED BUFFALO TUESDAY, BURIED IN OAKWOOD TODAY

J. F. Barnes, aged 78 years, died at the home of his son, J. O. Barnes at Buffalo, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are five children, J. O. Barnes, Buffalo; J. L. Barnes, Corsicana; Mrs. M. E. Woodard, Oklahoma; Mrs. C. H. Estes, Triffen; and Mrs. W. B. Yarborough, Oakwood.

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Nolie W. (Smith) Horn
May 22, 1870 - Oct 9, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. L. C. HORN

Mrs. L. C. Horn, aged 61, dead Friday morning at 11 o’clock and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence, 910 North Beaton street, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Horn was a member, assisted by B. F. K. Mullins of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, two step-daughters, Mrs. Thomas Beckett, Dallas, and Mrs. I. E. Hart, Corsicana; and a step-son, M. T. Horn, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were P. A. Simpson, George Roxborough, N. H. Fleming, Jack McDaniel, Harry Butler, and Cecil Foster.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. L. C. HORN

Funeral services for Mrs. L. C. Horn, 61, who died Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home, 910 Beaton street with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two step-daughters, Mrs. Thomas Beckett, Dallas, and MRs. I. E. Hart, Corsicana; and a step-son, M. T. Horn, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were P. A. Simpson, George Roxborough, N. H. Fleming, Jack McDaniel, E. M. Palmer and Cecil Foster.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Clifford Jewell Howell
Jan 26, 1920 - Aug 1, 1931

Victim Automobile Accident Is Buried Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for Clifford Howell, aged 12 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Howell, of Mexia who died in Mexia about 9:30 o’clock Saturday night from injuries sustained two hours before in an automobile accident, were held here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. L. C. Howell, on South Nineteenth street, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Albert W. Luper pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church here.

Surviving are the parents, three sisters, three brothers, grandmother and a number of other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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James Warren Bradley, Jr.
Feb 18, 1889 - Jun 26, 1931

FARMER CORSICANA MAN SUCCUMBS AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES

J. W. Bradley of Fort Worth, formerly a resident of Corsicana, died in the Baptist hospital at Ft. Worth Friday morning about 9 o’clock as a result of injuries received in an auto accident on Wednesday, according to information received in Corsicana Friday. The body will be brought to Corsicana for interment in
Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon.

The deceased is survived by a wife, one son, three daughters; four sisters, Mrs. D. D. DuBose of Corsicana, Miss Isabel Bradley of Dallas, Mrs. J. F. Wallace and Miss Corrie Bradley of Wortham; a cousin, Mrs. Carter Kirven, Sr., of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 26, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Georgia (Smith) Bradley married Sep. 1, 1909; s/o James Warren Bradley, Sr. & Leila Virginia (Norwood) Bradley

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J. W. BRADLEY WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD THIS AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J.W. Bradley, of Fort Worth, formerly a resident of Corsicana, were held at
Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3, where interment was made, Mr. Bradley died in the Baptist hospital at Fort Worth Friday morning, after fatal injuries were received in an automobile accident on Wednesday.

The deceased is survived by a wife, one son, three daughters; four sisters, Mrs. D. D. Dubose, Corsicana; Miss Isabel Bradley, Dallas; Mrs. J. F. Wallace and Miss Corrie Bradley of Wortham, and a cousin, Mrs. Carter Kirven, Sr., of Corsicana.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the services here.

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John Monroe Murphy
Feb 4, 1931 - Apr 12, 1931

BABE WAS BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Joe Monroe Murphy, infant son of R. F. Murphy, who died at the residence of J. A. Rowell, 1920 West Fifth avenue Sunday night at 9 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at three o’clock from the Rowell residence with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The mother of the child was buried two months ago Monday.

Surviving are the father, six brothers, Curtis, Eldon, Dee, Troy, Northam and Finis Murphy; and one sister, Evelyn all of Corsicana.

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

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James Clifford Baker
Jan 30, 1929 - Oct 16, 1931

Little Child Buried Sunday; Passed Away In Henderson Friday

James Clifford Baker, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Baker of Henderson, formerly of Corsicana, died at Henderson Friday. The body was brought overland to Corsicana Saturday and interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Luper, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Lawrence Baker, and a sister, Dorothy Baker, all of Henderson; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Langridge, Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lawrence Lee Baker, Jr.
Jun 9, 1925 - Jan 19, 1966

Hold Services L. L. Baker, Jr.

Graveside rites for Lawrence Lee Baker, Jr., 40, who died of a heart attack at Henderson Wednesday while delivering mail, services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leonard Jennings, Church of Christ minister.

Baker was a former resident of Corsicana. He was a mail carrier in Henderson.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Baker, Sr., Henderson; a sister, Mrs. Elvie Clark, Henderson; a brother, David Baker, Corpus Christi; grandmother, Mrs. Willie Langridge, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Griffin directed local arrangements.

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Percy Dingler Harwell
Dec 27, 1900 - May 3, 1931

PERRY D. HARWELL PASSED AWAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Perry D. Harwell, 20, who died at the P. and S. hospital Sunday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock after a lingering illness, were held from the residence of his brother, R. H. Harwell 918 West Fifteenth avenue, Monday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services at the residence were conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway assistant pastor of the First Methodist church, and the Navarro W. O. W. Lodge No. 5 had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, father, C. P. Harwell, Marshall; two brothers, Harrison Harwell, Marshall; and R. H. Harwell, Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. L. H. Johnson, Jacksonville, and Mrs. J. P. Gordon, Corsicana.

He had resided in Corsicana about 10 years.

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

Pallbearers were J. M. Pugh, T. S. Patrick, F. C. Paul, Percy Nowell, Frank Bass and Grady Lancaster.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 4, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vera (Adamson) Harwell married Mar. 26, 1927; s/o Charles Park Harwell & Amanda Elizabeth “Mandy” (Dingler) Harwell

William Oscar Brewer
Apr 21, 1883 - Aug 3, 1930

Body Brought From Houston, Tuesday is Re-Interred Here

The body of W. O. Brewer, aged about 45, who died in Houston and was buried there last August, was brought to Corsicana Tuesday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock and re-interred in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

He formerly resided in Corsicana.

An uncle, L. P. Stewart and other relatives reside here.

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Tammy Northcutt
Sept. 6, 1946 - Oct. 29, 2013

 
Tammy Northcutt, 67, of Frost, Texas passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 in Red Oak. She was born Sept. 6, 1946 in Red Oak to the late Pete and Gladys Graham Eves.
She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Red Oak. Tammy loved to paint, cook and spend time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by her family and everyone who knew her and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Delton Northcutt of Frost; two sons and daughters-in-law: Kent and Dayna Northcutt of Waxahachie, Kyle and Lisa Northcutt of Irving, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law: Penny K. and Kirk Shields of Longview, Texas; two sisters: Netia Dullworth and Carolyn Newton both of Red Oak; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate her life are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with the Rev. Royal Ferris officiating. Interment will follow at the Red Oak Cemetery in Red Oak.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.


Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Lowrimore
May 16, 1851 - Oct 14, 1931

Aged Resident of Dawson Died There After Short Illness

DAWSON, Oct. 16.—(Spl.)—Mrs. M. E. Lowrimore, aged 80 years, died at her home here Wednesday after a week’s illness and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church with interment in the Dawson cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddell.

Surviving are one son, Charlie Lowrimore, Dawson and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Boldin, and other relatives.

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Emily V. "Emma" (Dawson) Lawrence
Jan 30, 1864 - Jun 14, 1931

DAWSON WOMAN BURIED MONDAY; DIED ON SUNDAY

Mrs. W. J. Lawrence, 67, native of Dawson, died at her home at that place Sunday morning at three o’clock and the funeral was held in Dawson Monday at 2 p.m. with interment in the Dawson cemetery. She was a daughter of the Uncle Brit Dawson, one of the earliest pioneers of Navarro county and for whom the town of Dawson was named.

Surviving are four sons, Mack Lawrence, Gatesville; Frank, Billie and Brit Lawrence of Dawson; four daughters, Mrs. John Flint, Mrs. Ella Dickson, Mrs. Laura Pitts and Mrs. Cleve Pitts, all of the Dawson community and a number of other relatives.

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Elijah Welborne Rehy
Jun 15, 1871 - May 31, 1931

Pioneer Resident Of Dawson Dies

DAWSON, June 1.—(Spl.)—E. W. Wrey, aged 60, long-time resident of the Dawson community, died at his home Sunday afternoon about 4 o’clock, and funeral services were held Monday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and one daughter.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 1, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Adelia (Griffin) Rehy married Dec. 27, 1908 s/o Thomas L. Rehy and Barbara (unk) Rehy buried in Liberty Hill cemetery

Mary Adelia/Idella (Griffin) Rehy
Aug 29, 1882 - Dec 10, 1933

Attended Funeral.

Mrs. C. E. Still, Mrs. K. L. McKeown, and Mrs. R. B. Mitchell attended the funeral Monday of Mrs. E. W. Rehy, in Dawson, Mrs. Rehy was a sister of L. I. Griffin, of Corsicana.

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John Thomas Reagan
Aug 24, 1866 - Apr 5, 1931

BAZETTE

BAZETTE, April 9.—(Spl.)—We regret very much of the death of our neighbor and friend, Mr. Reagan. He was buried Monday at the Baptist cemetery here. Rev. W. A. Corkern of Kerens conducted funeral service. He is survived by his wife and seven children, other relatives and a host of friends.

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Eugenia (Green) Albritton
Jul 10, 1868 - Jan 29, 1931

Pioneer of Kerens Community Is Dead

Mrs. Eugenia Albritton, wife of W. H. Albritton, pioneer resident of the Kerens community, died at the family home Thursday and the funeral was held Friday afternoon from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The Rev. Rives Corteledge, pastor of the Bazette Baptist church conducted the services.

Mr. and Mrs. Albritton came to Texas 50 years ago from Alabama.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Albritton is survived by the following children; S. E. Albritton, Mrs. Annie Finley, E. T. Albritton, all of San Benito, Texas; Mrs. Maudie Guinn, Lamesa; Mrs. Verder McAlester, J. A. Albritton, both of Dallas; Mrs. Lois Tiner and Ernest Albritton both of Kerens.

Mrs. Albritton had a host of friends and the community is deeply grieved at her passing.

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Enoch Lesley Ray
Jul 27, 1864 - Jun 12, 1931

Resident of East Navarro For Many Years Passes Away

E. L. Ray, 64, long-time resident of the Bazette and Kerens communities, died at his home in Harlingen Friday, according to information received here and the body was brought to Bazette where the funeral services and interment were held Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, and other relatives.

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William Robert Stevenson
Jan 8, 1856 - Aug 10, 1931

AGED RESIDENT OF EASTERN NAVARRO COUNTY IS DEAD

W. R. (Bob) Stevenson, aged 75 years, resident of Navarro county for the past 40 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Zack Westbrooks, in the Buffalo community, east of Roane, Monday morning at 5 o’clock. Funeral arrangements had not been completed Monday morning pending the arrival of relatives, and the funeral will probably held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Zack Westbrook and Jim Stevenson, both of the Buffalo community; Mrs. A. R. Carlyle, Mrs. T. G. Jennings and J. H. Stevenson, all of Tipton, Okla., and Mrs. Vera Culbertson, Winfield, Kan., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 10, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha Jane “Mattie” (Winters) Stevenson; s/o John S. Stevenson & Mary Elizabeth (Levister) Stevenson per death certificate





 

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