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Lucile M. (Prior) Pollard
Aug 30, 1905 - Aug 14, 1931

MRS. HUGH POLLARD DIED EARLY FRIDAY BURIAL SATURDAY

Mrs. Lucille Pollard, aged 26 years, wife of Hugh Pollard, died at the P. and S. hospital Friday morning at 5:30 o’clock, and the funeral will be held from the family home, 111 South Twenty-ninth street, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Pollard was an active member of the local American Legion Auxillary.

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

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pryor, Henderson, Texas, and two brothers, Oliver and Paul Pryor.

Active pallbearers will be W. H. Milam, R. F. Sweatmon, W. L. McBroom, Andrew Steele, W. E. Eckert, and L. C. McCrary.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. POLLARD SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Pollard, aged 26 years, wife of Hugh Pollard, who died in the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Friday morning, were held from the family home, 111 South Twenty-Ninth street, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church. Mrs. Pollard was an active member of the local American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Pollard had been in the hospital for several days.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pryor, Henderson; and two brothers, Oliver and Paul Pryor.

Active pallbearers were W. B. Milan, Andrew G. Steele, R. F. Sweatmon, W. L. McBroom, W. E. Eckert and L. C. McCrary.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22. American Legion.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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James Thomas “Uncle Tom” Duren
Sep 9, 1852 - Apr 19, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER HELD MONDAY MORNING

JAMES THOMAS DUREN, NATIVE OF COUNTY, DIES AT AGE OF SEVENTY-EIGHT

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home for James Thomas Duren, aged 78 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Falson, 220 South Twelfth street, Sunday morning at 4:15 o’clock, after an illness of four weeks. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted at the grave by Rev. Hugh Miller. Serious illness of his wife prevented the funeral being held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Falson.

Pallbearers were T. J. Walton, Cal E. Kerr, H. T. Jackson, Sidney Story, L. C. Coulson, Dave Crowther and Sam Kerr.

“Uncle Tom,” as he was known to practically all of the residents of Corsicana, had been a familiar figure here for many years. He was born in a little log house near the site of the Navarro county courthouse, and distinctly remembered the days when buffaloes were seen frequently in this section of the county, and the days when the present town was a mere village about the courthouse.

He was born Sept. 9, 1852, and resided in Corsicana all of his life with the exception of a few months.

“Uncle Tom” was one of the oldest natives of Navarro county, and was one of the first white children born in this section.

Survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Falson and Mrs. John Smalling, both of Corsicana; Mrs. R. D. Bond, Chicago; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Born Near Court House.
--For more than three-quarters of a century Mr. Duren had resided in Corsicana, and seen the city of today gradually unfold from the few struggling houses of most primitive construction that constituted the settlement when he was born near where the majestic Navarro county court house rears high above the surrounding country. He saw a succession of court houses before the present one was built a few years ago, the first few being log and wooden buildings.

Farm crops were grown and cattle grazed over the entire area now occupied by the Corsicana business and residential districts when Mr. Duren was a boy and there were no real highways and few roads that could be called such then, the travelers merely seeking out the places where the various ravines and creeks might best be crossed in the wagons and on horseback, the accepted mode of travel in those early days.

He saw the age of steam come on, then the automobile and still later the airplane as rapid and easy modes of travel, and during these times many other changes also occurred that has made for ease and comfort of the peoples who inhabit this section of what was then almost the outpost of civilization. Mr. Duren has seen great herds of buffalo roam this part of Texas, and wild game in those days was plentiful, in fact, it was not then dreamed that it would ever become as scarce as it is today. He always admitted that the life of the pioneer was not a bed of downy ease, but it was a happy life in most instances.

With the passing of “Uncle Tom” Duren another of the old-timers has gone to his reward and he will be missed by hundreds who met him and talked with him daily and were always entertained by his reminiscences and his unfailing good humor and optimism.

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Benjamin B. Simkins
May 17, 1874 - Mar 15, 1931

BEN B. SIMKINS DIED AT HOME IN DALLAS ON SUNDAY

FORMER CORSICANA MAN BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY MONDAY P.M.

Funeral services for B. B. Simkins, aged 57 years, native of Corsicana, but resident of Dallas for the last 14 years, who died at his home, 2702 Harvard street, Dallas, Sunday, were held in Dallas Monday shortly before noon, and the body was brought to Corsicana where a short funeral service was held at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. Mr. Simkins had been connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Alexander, pastor of the Highland Park Presbyterian church.

Music at the grave was given by Mrs. Rufus Elliott, Mrs. Henry Robbins, Lloyd Kerr and Hugh Johnson of Dallas.

Mr. Simkins was well known here.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. E. J. Simkins, three sisters, Miss Martha Simkins, Miss Emma Simkins, and Mrs. Frances Rosseau, all of Dallas, and one brother, J. S. Simkins, Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Mr. Simkins was a native of Corsicana and for some time engaged in the practice of law here. He was a son of the late E. J. Simkins, one of the leading lawyers in Central Texas prior to his death, and a contemporary of the famous members of the bar who flourished in Corsicana half a century ago, Ben Simkins was a quiet and unassuming disposition, yet was of a most friendly nature and made friends readily and held them throughout the years.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 16, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Georgia (Boykin) Simkins buried Ridge Park Cem. Hillsboro, Tx; s/o Eldred James Simkins, Judge & Eliza Josephine (Trescott) Simkins

Eliza Josephine (Trescott) Simkins
Mar 5, 1848 - Nov 10, 1935

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED DALLAS; BURIED HERE MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. E. J. Simkins, aged 87 years, formerly of Corsicana, who died at her home 3445 McFarlin Boulevard, Dallas, Sunday morning at 9 o’clock, were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church here with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the church. Prior to moving to Dallas several years ago, Mrs. Simkins, resided in Corsicana for many years. She was the widow of the late Judge E. J. Simkins.

Surviving are a son, J. S. Simkins, Corsicana; three daughters, Misses Martha Simkins and Emma Simkins, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Frances Rousseau, New York City; and a grand-daughter, Mrs. Louise Rousseau Belding, New York.

Pallbearers were Sam J. Helm, Jack Humphries, Harrison Fendley, William Clarkson, Jr., A. P. Mays and Doyle Pevehouse.

The funeral arrangements were made by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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James Herbert Clements
Jun 2, 1930 - Jan 18, 1931

LITTLE CHILD DIED SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER ONLY SHORT ILLNESS

James. Herbert Clements, seven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Clements, died at the home of its grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Pugh, 912 South Seventeenth street, at 10 o’clock Sunday night following a short illness with pneumonia, and the funeral was held from the Pugh home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Pallbearers were Joe Miller Jefferson, Clyde Gunter, Jack Baggett, and Noma Wright.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 19, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Herbert Cecil Clements buried in Danville cemetery, Kilgore, Tx. & Mary Louise (Pugh) Clements buried in Oakwood cemetery

Margaret Deming
B&D Mar 10, 1931

Little Child Died Early Tuesday and Buried in Afternoon

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Deming, who reside three miles south of Corsicana, died Tuesday morning at 2:30 o’clock, and the funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Myrtle Adelaide (Murphy) Deming
Oct 26, 1895 - May 5, 1974

Mrs. Deming

Funeral services will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. E. (Myrtle) Deming, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Luther Crawford, pastor of Missionary Baptist Church will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, J. E. Deming of Corsicana; four sons, Edmond Deming of Odessa, Jim Harry Deming of Corsicana, Max Deming of Angleton and Jasper Deming of Irving; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Coley of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lela Murphy of Corsicana, Adele Lake of Houston, Mattie Rowell of Arlington and Bertha Swint of Tehuacana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Sam Melton, Harvey Hollingsworth, Thelbert Percival, Edwin Massengale, Ray Rogers and Oscar Chapman.

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Harriett Jane (Neal) Coleman
Jul 15, 1858 - Jan 21, 1931

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED TODAY

Mrs. Harriet Coleman, 73, wife of the late Berry Coleman, died at her home, 1925 West Seventh avenue, Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock, and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the family home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Coleman resided in Navarro county for many years and lived in Kerens prior to moving here.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mollie Speed, Kerens; Mrs. W. D. McWilliam, San Benito; Mrs. Ada Reese, California; and Mrs. Josie Blakney, Kerens.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Cherrie La Ville (Blake) Carbajal-Russo
Jan 13, 1937 - Feb 26, 2018

Cherrie Blake Russo, passed away February 26, 2018 at her home in Dresden. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Phillip Russo and their dog Beanie.
She loved her Dresden United Methodist Church family and the Animal Shelter.
Memorial service will be 3 pm Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Dresden Cemetery. In case of rain memorial service will be moved to Dresden United Methodist Church.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn & Diane Richards
  • w/o (1) Nicholas L. Carbajal, married Mar. 30, 1957 & (2) Phillip Benjamin Russo, married Jun 10, 1974;, d/o Ira Thomas Blake & Maudie Mae (Fox) Blake

George Washington Clemmer
Oct 13, 1878 - Sep 6, 1931

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN KILGORE SUNDAY

George W. Clemmer, aged 54 years, died at Kilgore, Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, and the body arrived in Corsicana on the afternoon at 4:20 o’clock on the Southern Pacific Lines. The funeral services will be held from the residence of his mother Mrs. E. J. Champion, 604 West Twelfth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Copeland, Methodist Protestant minister.

Surviving are one son, Lloyd Clemmer, Overton; one grand-daughter, mother, two sisters, Mrs. Annie Wheelock, Houston and Mrs. Daisy Wright, Laredo; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ada Bailey, Jacksonville, and Miss Elizabeth Champion, Corsicana; two half-brothers, T. H. Champion, Corsicana, and W. D. Champion, Pampa.

Mr. Clemmer formerly resided in Corsicana. He was taken ill about two weeks ago. His condition was not thought to be serious until a short time before his death.

Pallbearers will be Walter Hamilton, J. T. Washburn, J. W. Ford, Jess Cook, George Kuykendall and Bright Granger.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 7, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Young “Maggie/Epsy” (Faulk) Clemmer-Watson married Dec. 24, 1905; s/o William Delane “Billy” Clemmer & Elizabeth Jane (Simpson) Clemmer-Champion

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR G. W. CLEMMER ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for George W. Clemmer, aged 54 years, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Kilgore Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, were held from the residence of his mother, Mrs. E. J. Champion, 604 West Twelfth Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Copeland, Methodist Protestant minister. He was taken ill two weeks ago, but his condition was not regarded as serious until a short time before his death.

Surviving are a son, Lloyd Clemmer, Overton; one granddaughter, mother, two sisters, Mrs. Annie Wheelock, Houston, and Mrs. Daisy Wright, Laredo; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ada Bailey, Jacksonville, and Miss Elizabeth Champion, Corsicana; and two half-brothers, T. H. Champion, Corsicana and W. D. Champion, Pampa.

Pallbearers were Walter Hamilton, J. T. Washburn, J. W. Ford, Jess Cook, George Kuykendall and Bright Granger.

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

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Margaret Young “Maggie/Epsy” (Faulk) Clemmer-Watson
Mar. 5, 1889 - Jul. 11, 1957

Friday Services For Mrs. Watson

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Watson, 68, who died at the family home in Barry Thursday morning are to be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.’

Surviving are her husband, W. M. Watson, Barry; a son, Lloyd Clemmer, Kingsville; a granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Harris, Kingsville; a sister, Mrs. C. R. Newton, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Leone Reed, Marshall Massengale, Robert Watson, Ray Harris, James Edwin Watson and Claude Arnold Watson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 12, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George Washington Clemmer married Dec. 24, 1905 2nd William Marion Watson; d/o Henry Bennett Faulk, M. D. & Parthenia (Moore) Faulk
     

William Marion Watson
Nov 18, 1879 - May 12, 1963

W. M. Watson Rites Planned

Funeral services for W. M. Watson, 83, retired Barry farmer, who died Sunday in the Navarro Clinic, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Ingram and Rev. Robert Lindsey.

Native of Georgia, he came to Barry at the age of nine years.

Surviving are his wife of Barry, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Reed, Upland, Calif., and Mrs. Tyra Hodge, Pittsburg, Kan.; two sons, Leroy Watson, Barry, and Robert Watson, Odessa; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a brother, Homer Watson, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Leone Reed, Lowell Reed, Marshall Massengale, Roy Massengale, James E. Watson and Glenn Bell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 14, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Amy Pearl Farmer Watson 2nd wife Margaret Young “Maggie/Epsy” (Faulk) Clemmer-Watson; s/o James Robert Watson & Sarah Adeline (George) Watson

Ida Mae (McMurray) Posey
Aug 7, 1873 - Jun 12, 1931

MRS. IDA POSEY TO BE BURIED OAKWOOD SUNDAY MORNING

Mrs. Ida Posey, aged 55 years, died at the family home, five and one-half miles north of Corsicana Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Sunday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Z. T. Posey, seven sons, Norman Posey, Corsicana; Dennie Posey, Wichita Falls; Ben Posey, Canton; Willie Posey, Cleburne; J. T. Posey, Corsicana; Irvin Posey, Corsicana, and James Posey, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Barnes and Mrs. Maudie Mae Gambie, both of Corsicana.

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MRS. IDA POSEY BURIED IN OAKWOOD SUNDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Posey, aged 55 years, wife of Z. T. Posey, who died at the family home five and one-half miles north of Corsicana Friday afternoon, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Sunday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, seven sons, Norman Posey, Corsicana; Dennie Posey, Wichita Falls; Ben Posey, Canton; Willie Posey, Cleburne; J. T. Posey, Irvin Posey and James Posey, all of Corsicana; and two daughters, Mrs. Edna Barnes and Mrs. Maudie Mae Gamble, both of Coriscana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 15, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Zachary Taylor Posey married June 3, 1893 (he is buried in Lakewood Memorial Park cemetery, Henderson, Texas
     

Jasper Cheney “Jack” Sweatmon
Jul 12, 1904 - Nov 11, 1931

JASPER SWEATMON BELIEVED VICTIM ACCIDENTAL SHOT

BODY WAS DISCOVERED BY WIFE—AUTOMATIC PISTOL LAY NEARBY

Jasper C. (Jack) Sweatmon, aged 27 years, assistant cashier of State National bank, was found shot to death at his home, 1804 Woodlawn avenue, Wednesday morning about 9:30 o’clock. He was alone in his room at the time. his body was discovered by his wife. A .32 calibre automatic pistol was nearby.

Members of the family and associates at the bank are of the opinion the shooting was accidental. Mr. and Mrs. Sweatmon were preparing to go to town to see the American Legion parade. It was stated Mr. Sweatmon had been handling a pistol a short time before the tragedy.

Mr. Sweatmon had not been at the bank for the past two days following vaccination against smallpox and had just returned home after visiting a physician’s office where the arm was treated. The physician said Sweatmon was in good spirits.

Surviving are his wife, two little daughters, Carolyn Daviss and Dorothy Clair Sweatmon; two brothers, Forrest Sweatmon, Corsicana, and Travis Sweatmon, Hopewell, Va.; two sisters, Miss Dorothy Sweatmon, Corsicana, and Mrs. Henry Groff, San Angelo; and other relatives.

Deep regret was expressed by officials of the bank when they learned of Sweatmon’s tragic death. He had been in the employ of the bank for more than 10 years and was one of the bank’s most trusted employes, the officials stated, and a valuable and efficient executive holding the unqualified confidence of the institution’s officers.

The body is being held at the Sutherland funeral home pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JACK SWEATMON HELD THURSDAY

YOUNG BANKER FOUND DEAD AFTER WHAT IS BELIEVED ACCIDENTAL SHOT

Funeral services for Jasper C. (Jack) Sweatmon, aged 27 years, assistant cashier of the State National bank, who is believed to have accidently shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his home, 1804 Woodlawn avenue, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church, of which he was a member, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. The family received messages of condolence and sympathy from Rev. J. W. Bergin and Rev. A. C. Carraway, pastor and assistant pastor respectively, who are attending conference at Fort Worth.

Mr. Sweatmon was well known here and had been an employe and executive of the bank here for more than 10 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Sweatmon were reported to being preparing to go to town for the Armistice day parade when the tragedy occurred. Mr. Sweatmon had just returned from a physician’s office where his arm had been treated following vaccination against smallpox. He was reported to have been handling a .32 automatic pistol a few minutes before he was shot. His body was discovered by Mrs. Sweatmon.

Surviving are his wife, two little daughters, Carolyn Daviss and Dorothy Clair Sweatmon; two brothers, Forrest Sweatmon, Corsicana and Travis Sweatmon, Honeywell, Va.; and two sisters, Miss Dorothy Sweatmon, Corsicana, and Mrs. Henry Groff, San Angelo.

Music was furnished by the choir of the First Methodist church. The local Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave.

The scheduled meeting of the American Legion auxiliary for Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock was postponed until Tuesday afternoon on account of the funeral services.

Mr. Sweatmon was a member of the Corsicana Civitan club and the members of that organization attended the funeral in a body.

The State National bank closed during the afternoon as a mark of respect to Sweatmon’s memory, Sweatmon’s window at the bank Thursday was wreathed with flowers.

Pallbearers were I. N. Cerf, N. Suttle Roberts, P. D. Williams, W. M. Davidson, Harry Burke, Robert Stell Jr., Ernest Christian and Clarke Butler.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral home.

CIVITANS ADJOURN OUT OF RESPECT TO JACK SWEATMON

With a chair at the table draped in mourning, members of the Corsicana Civitan Club held their regular weekly luncheon Thursday and then adjourned their program until 3 o’clock in the afternoon when they attended the funeral of Jasper C. Sweatmon in a body.

The club secretary was instructed to write a letter of sympathy and condolence to the widow of the deceased. It was announced that a special section had been reserved for the club members at the church.

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Robert Lee Sweatmon
1865 - 1923

FORMER CITIZEN HERE DEAD

Remains Will Reach Here Tonight For Interment

Robt. Sweatmon, aged 65 years, and for many years a resident of this county, died at his home near Spurlin, Hamilton county, last night, and the remains will be brought here for interment. The funeral hour to be announced later. The deceased is survived by six children, Travis Sweatmon, of the United States Navy. Forest Sweatmon of San Angelo and Jasper Sweatmon of Corsicana, and by these daughters, Mrs. W. M. Taylor, Mrs. M. H. Simpson and Miss Dorothy Sweatmon of Corsicana. The deceased was the brother of W. B. Sweatmon and Mrs. J. P. Anderson of Corsicana, Mrs. Beckie Roberts of Streetman and a half brother, Andrew McCann of Winkler. The deceased was a good citizen and had many friends here who will be pained to learn of his death.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 17, 1923
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • h/o Mattie Lucie (Cheney) Sweatmon; s/o Shadrack William Sweatmon buried in Sweatmon Cemetery, Navarro county, Tx. & Anna Eliza (Manning) Sweatmon-McCann buried in Midway cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.

William Gale Klenk
Nov 14, 1853 - Jul 29, 1931

Aged Inmate Old Folks Home Buried Here on Thursday

W. G. Klenk, aged 73 years, who has made his home in the I. O. O. F. Home here and at Ennis for many years, died at the Home in Ennis Wednesday morning and the remains were brought overland to Corsicana Thursday afternoon, where interment was made in Oakwood cemetery at 5 o’clock.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the Funeral here.

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Lilly Myrtle (DuBose) Ross
Jan 17, 1878 - Jun 28, 1931

MRS. SAM ROSS KILLED NEAR PALMER

GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT FATAL TO FORMER CORSICANAN

SAM ROSS IN SERIOUS CONDITION IN ENNIS HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH

Mrs. Sam Ross, aged 49, was fatally injured and her husband Sam Ross, aged about fifty, was critically injured about 6 o’clock Saturday morning when the automobile in which they were en route from Dallas to Corsicana was struck by a northbound passenger train on the Southern Pacific lines at a grade crossing just north of Palmer.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross were rushed to the Ennis hospital in the Keever ambulance where Mrs. Ross died of internal injuries about seven o’clock. Mr. Ross was reported in a very critical condition at noon Saturday, but attending physicians entertained a slight possibility of recovery.

Mr. Ross is suffering from a severe concussion of the brain, deep lacerations of the scalp and back, a fractured right arm and internal injuries, the exact extent of which were not determined.

The couple were en route from their home in Dallas to Corsicana, when the accident occurred near the north end of the pavement north of Palmer, near the brick kilns. Their automobile was demolished.

Mr. Ross is a salesman for the Stroud-Dockum Wholesale Grocery company, and is well known in Corsicana where he had made his headquarters for many years. Recently he had made his home in Dallas, living at 3129 University boulevard.

No funeral arrangements had been made for Mrs. Ross at noon Saturday, and the body was in the Keever Funeral Parlors at Ennis pending their completion. Mrs. Ross was formerly a resident of Corsicana.

C. S. Stroud of Corsicana, Ross employer, left for Ennis as soon as word was received of the accident and had not returned to his office at noon.

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VICTIMS TRAIN AND AUTO CRASH ARE BURIED HERE

MR. AND MRS. SAM ROSS SUCCUMB TO INJURIES RECEIVED EARLY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Sam H. Ross, 3821 University boulevard, Dallas, who died as result of injuries received early Saturday morning near Palmer when their car was struck by a Southern Pacific passenger train, were held in Corsicana with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The couple formerly resided in Corsicana and were well-known here, and were en route to Corsicana from their home in Dallas to spend the week-end when the fatal accident occurred.

Mrs. Ross died early Saturday morning and the funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. R. K. Blackshear, 1012 West Third avenue, Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Wm. M. Anderson, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Dallas. Singers at the funeral were Mrs. Harry Blanding, Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Thomas, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. E. Lee, Beaumont; one brother, D. D. Dubose, Corsicana and other relatives.

Mr. Ross, aged 43 years, who was suffering from concussion of the brain and other injuries, died in Ennis hospital Sunday morning at 11:15 and the remains were brought to Corsicana Sunday night. The funeral services were held from the residence of C. S. Stroud, 1708 West Third Avenue, Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. George Ross, Wortham; one brother, Clyde Ross, Wortham; a daughter Miss joyce Evelyn Ross, Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Matthews, Tehuacana; Mrs. Repia Lee, Jennings, La., and a number of other relatives. Clay Nash, county judge is a cousin.

Mr. Ross was one of the best known salesmen in Central Texas and had been traveling for the Stroud-Dockum Wholesale Grocery company here for a number of years.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross were rushed to the Ennis hospital in the Keever ambulance.

The funerals here Sunday and Monday afternoons were conducted by the Sutherland Funeral Home,.

Pallbearers for Mr. Ross’ funeral were W. T. Ball, Z. T. Banks, Clarence Mahaley, C. B. Turner, J. W. Carroll, J. B. Harper, Robert Stell, Sr., and Ralph Stell.

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Many Relatives and Friends Here Sunday For Ross Funeral

One of the saddest and most tragic occurrences that has befallen Corsicana for some time was the untimely deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ross of Dallas, former residents of this city, sister and brother-in-law of Mrs. Alice Mae Thomas, when their car was struck by a train near Palmer Saturday morning. MRs. Ross was almost instantly killed and Mr. Ross so severely injured that he succumbed Sunday morning at the Ennis hospital at 11 o’clock, just half an hour after the remains of his wife left Ennis en route to Corsicana for burial.

Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock at the home of Mrs. R. K. Blackshear, conducted by Rev. Wm. M. Anderson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Dallas, Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. Harry Blanding, Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf sang at the services at the home and the grave.

Among the out-of-town relatives who paid their last respects to one they loved and admired were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Lee and Mrs. L. A. Wardlow of Beaumont, Mr. and Mrs. Neil D. McLennan of Waco, Mr. and Mrs. Roy DuBose, Mr. and Mrs. Rex DuBose, Mr. and Mrs. John DuBose, Mr. and Mrs. Clark DuBose, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Gregory and Mr. and Mrs. Bill McKissick of Streetman, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ross of Wortham, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McIver, Misses Vera and Mabel Bush, Misses Helen Elizabeth and Mary Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott, Mr. and Mrs. John Trate, Mr. H. S. Jeremiah, Mrs. Cord Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Cole, Miss Ruby Brown, Deaconess Washington of the First Presbyterian church, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Vail, Mr. and Mrs. George Truesdayl, Mrs. Windsow, Mr. and Mrs. Home Magness, Misses Dorothy and Thelma Magness and Mr. Price, all of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. John Harper of Ennis and Mrs. Good of Mexia.

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William Bain Ward, Sr.
Jun 28, 1897 - Jun 2, 1931

Richland Man Is Buried Wednesday

RICHLAND, June 3.—(Spl.)—William Bain Ward, age 33, died at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Van P. Morrison.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, William, Jr., and Guy Raymon; one daughter, May Dell; his mother, Mrs. S. G. Ward, Richland; two brothers, Ed Ward, Richland; Bass Ward, Tyler; four sisters, Mrs. Earl Swink, Richland; Mrs. T. W. Abington, Brenham; Mrs. A. H. Richardson, Tyler, and Mrs. Charlie Gilbert, Streetman.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 3, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Harley Estelle (Ware) Ward married October 13, 1915; s/o Sebastian Gilbert Ward, Sr. & Amantha Yudalda (Stevenson) Ward

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IN MEMORY

William Bain (Bill) Ward, born June 28, 1897, married to Estell Ware Oct. 13 1915. To them were born three children, William Bain Jr., Guy Raymond and Maydell. He lived in or near Richland community all his life. Well known by a large number of people he had many friends and was appreciative of them.

Mr. Ward had been sick for about three years. A large part of this time he was confined to his bed. But no man could have borne his suffering more patiently.

Sometime in January 1931 he made peace with God and said he felt his sins forgiven. On the 24th day of May 1931 he united with the Methodist church, the service being held in his home. He was baptized on his death bed. After he had been received into the church he said he was happy in Christ Jesus and felt he had done all he could do.

He said if it was God’s will he would like to get well and live long enough to prove to the world that he was a changed man and that he was giving the remainder of his life to Christ.

On Sunday morning before he joined the church that afternoon he called his two boys by his bedside and told them not to live a wasted life but to life right, give their lives to God and be men. May God bless those boys and all the family and may they live and follow the earnest words of their father.

Besides his wife and three children, he leaves a good mother, several brothers and sisters.

He departed this life June 2nd about 2:30 p.m., 1931. His body was laid to rest in Richland cemetery in the presence of a host of friends.

May God bless the family and friends and may this be an unbroken family around the throne of God is our prayer.

VAN P. MORRISON, Pastor.

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Juanita Pinkard
May 5, 1931 - May 28, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM AUTO CRASH SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. William Pinkard, 26, and her month-old daughter, Juanita, who were instantly killed in an automobile accident near Richland Thursday night, were held from the Pinkard residence in Richland at 3 p.m. Thursday with interment in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Pinkard is survived by her husband and four small children and other relatives.

Mr. Pinkard remained in a precarious condition at the Physicians and Surgeons hospital in Corsicana Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries received in the wreck, while Betty Jo, another daughter, was reported resting well at the Navarro clinic with excellent chances of recovery.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Pearl Hence (Bankston) Pinkard
Sep 16, 1903 - May 28, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM AUTO CRASH SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. William Pinkard, 26, and her month-old daughter, Juanita, who were instantly killed in an automobile accident near Richland Thursday night, were held from the Pinkard residence in Richland at 3 p.m. Thursday with interment in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Pinkard is survived by her husband and four small children and other relatives.

Mr. Pinkard remained in a precarious condition at the Physicians and Surgeons hospital in Corsicana Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries received in the wreck, while Betty Jo, another daughter, was reported resting well at the Navarro clinic with excellent chances of recovery.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 30, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Jones “Bill” Pinkard; d/o William W. “Willie” Bankston & Minnie Anthenette (Kay) Bankston buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx.

Kori Madison Newland
Mar 13, 2003 - Dec 16, 2017
Blooming Grove, Texas

Kori was born on March 13, 2003 and passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Kori was a resident of Blooming Grove, Texas at the time of passing.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 1-3pm. Graveside services will be held at 4pm on Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Family Visitation DEC 20. 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana 1530 N. 45th Street Corsicana, TX, US, 75110 info@griffin-roughton.com Family Visitation begins. Graveside Funeral Service DEC 20. 04:00 PM Rose Hill Cemetery 300 Rose Hill Road Blooming Grove, TX, US, 76626 Graveside Funeral Service begins.
 


Aubrey Floyd Wylie
Sep 1, 1904 - Jan 6, 1972

A. F. Wylie

Services are set for Aubrey Floyd Wylie Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Melvin Worters and Rev. Charles Pringle officiating.

Burial is to be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Navarro County, he lived at Route 5, Corsicana and was a retired farmer and veteran of World War II.

He is survived by a brother, Virgil Wylie of Irving; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Smith and Mrs. Neoma Granger, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Ollean Thompson of Odessa; and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, January 6, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWII US Army
  • 1st wife Annie Lois (Jackson) Wylie married Aug. 3, 1924 2nd wife May Pearl (Hassel) Wylie married Sep. 22, 1930 s/o Ernest Valdora Wylie and Ethel (Stuard) Wylie

Raleigh Glen Brown
Feb 1930 -Mar 3, 1931

Burial Here For Child That Died in Missouri Tuesday

Funeral services for Raleigh Glen Brown, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Brown, who died at Eldon, Mo., Tuesday, were held from the Sutherland Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, one grandmother, Mrs. C. C. Brown, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Raleigh Wade Brown
Dec 21, 1901 - Oct 15, 1965

Raleigh Brown Rites Sunday

Raleigh W. Brown, 63, electrical contractor, Nederland, a former Navarro county resident, died in Nederland Friday.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife of Nederland; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie R. Wall, Houston, and Miss Catherine Brown, Waxahachie; a step-son, George Geiger, Beaumont; a brother, J. C. Brown, Freeport, and other relatives.

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Raleigh Brown Services Held

Graveside services for Raleigh W. Brown, 63, former Navarro county resident, electrical contractor, who died in Nederland, Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife of Nederland; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie R. Wall, Houston, and Miss Catherine Brown, Waxahachie; a step-son, George Geiger, Beaumont; a brother, J. C. Brown, Freeport, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Ethel (Todd) Brown
Jul 19, 1886 - Mar 28, 1955

Mrs. Ethel Brown Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Todd Brown, 69, former resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, who died in Waxahachie Monday were held from the Rudolph Chapel of the Chimes in Waxahachie Tuesday at 10 a.m. burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Hollis Epton, pastor of the First Baptist church of Waxahachie.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Brown was a member of the Barry Baptist church. She resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Waxahachie in 1937. She was a past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge, IOOF.

Surviving are two sons, R. W. Brown, Nederland, and J. C. Brown, Lake Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. Virbil Wall, Sr., Houston, and Miss Catherine Brown, Waxahachie; a brother, Ivan Todd, Kerens; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ben Todd, Corsicana and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sidney Witten, L. D. Truitt, W. L. Wedel, Lester Jacobs, J. T. Green Billy Bills, Weldon Nokes and David Hannah.

Corley handled local arrangements.

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William Henry O’Daniel
Jan 12, 1877 - Dec 17, 1931

W. M. O’Daniel Died Thrusday; Be Buried on Friday

W. M. O’Daniel, 55, 1402 West Twelfth and One-Half street, died Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving is his wife.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 17, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Georgia H. (Nash) O’Daniel married Apr 7, 1903; s/o E. W. O’Daniel & Fannie (Hass) O’Daniel per death certificate

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. O’DANIEL FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Wm. H. O’Daniel, aged 55 years, who died at his home, 1402 West Twelfth and One-Half Avenue Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving is his wife.

Pallbearers were Bell White, Frank Curry, Bob Mills, John T. Brown, George Brown and Albert Bell.

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Thomas Watson Stewart
Feb 9, 1870 – Jul 14, 1946

T. W. STEWART RITES HELD MONDAY; FORMER EMPLOYEE OF CITY

Thomas Watson Stewart, aged 76 years, retired city street and sanitary department employee died at his home here Sunday night. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church conducted the service.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; four sons, Jim Stewart, Aquaduen, Texas; Richard Arnold and Charles Lee Stewart, all of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. J. I. Carver, Frances and Hazel Stewart, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. V. T. Gilcrease, Dallas; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Stewart resided in the Rice community prior to moving to Corsicana many years ago.

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Mary Etta (Lawhon) Stewart-Jolly
Jun 15, 1893 - Apr 28, 1952

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Jolly

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Etta Stewart Jolly, 58, who died at 230 South Fifteenth street early Monday, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Richard and Charlie Stewart, both of Corsicana, and Charlie Stewart, both of Corsicana, and Arnold Earl Stewart, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. James Carver, Mrs. Tommy Jolly and Mrs. Homer Stallings, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. V. T. Gilcrease, Emhouse; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Harvey L. Dunham, Dallas; a niece, Darline Dunham, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Virgil Wylie, Ellis Barker, M. C. Legge, Carlton Thompson, M. A. Johnson and Glen Easley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 29, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas Watson Stewart married Sep. 11, 1907 2nd husband William Robert Dyer Jolly d/o James W. Lawhon and Eugenia (Means) Lawhon

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Mrs. M. E. Jolly Expires Monday

Mrs. Mary Etta Stewart Jolly, 58, long-time Corsicana resident, died at 840 South Fifteenth street early Monday morning. She had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Richard and Charlie Stewart, both of Corsicana, and Charlie Stewart, both of Corsicana, and Arnold Earl Stewart, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. James Carver, Mrs. Tommy Jolly and Mrs. Homer Stallings, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. V. T. Gilcrease, Emhouse; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Harvey L. Dunham, Dallas; a niece, Darline Dunham, Dallas.

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INFANT SON Edens
B&D Jun 22, 1931

Infant Buried in Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday Morning

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wesley Edens, Jr., were grieved to learn of the death of their infant son at birth, Monday, June 22 at 2:30 a.m. at their home, 1500 Sycamore.

The remains of the beautiful little boy were taken to the home of the sorrowing grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Edens, and services were held this morning at 10 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The pastor of the First Christian church, Rev. Thomas Lenox, conducted the services in the presence of relatives and a few close friends.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved parents in this their first great sorrow.

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Charles Pisek
1864 - Dec 18, 1931

CHARLES PISEK DIED EARLY FRIDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

HAD BEEN IN BUSINESS IN CORSICANA MANY YEARS; BURIAL FRIDAY

Charles Pisek, aged 67 years, native of Bohemia, but long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family home Friday morning at 2 o’clock and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the family home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Pisek conducted a tailor shop here for many years. He was a well-known sportsman and was especially interested in baseball and as an ardent fisherman. Mr. Pisek was one of the officials in charge of the Beaton club southeast of Corsicana.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and the Masons had charge at the grave. He was a member of various branches of the Masonic order.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Worth Johnson, Corsicana; two grandsons, a step-daughter, Mrs. Rosa Lee Green, Corsicana; a half-sister who resides in New York and other relatives.

Mr. Risek came to America when he was six years of age and was reared in New York City. He came to Corsicana 30 years ago, and resided in Dallas for several years prior to that time.

Pallbearers are J. W. McCleary, Don Humphries, Ralph Tatum, J. Y. Stewart, Festus A. Pierce and Dr. Leslie Kelton, Jr.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, December 18, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alletta Belle (Lowe) Bethune-Pisek married Feb. 13, 1888; s/o Anton Pisek & Barbara (Musil) Pisek
     

Alletta Belle (Lowe) Bethune-Pisek
Aug 13, 1847 - Oct 13, 1933

MRS. CHAS. PISEK DIED SUDDENLY ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Charles Pisek, age 86 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died suddenly at 1:45 Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the family residence.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Johnston, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the funeral.

Notes:

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. CHARLES PISEK

Funeral services for Mrs. Chas. Pisek, aged 86 years, native of Tennessee, but long time resident of Corsicana, who died suddenly Friday afternoon at her home, 1442 West Seventh avenue, was held Saturday at 3 o’clock from the family home with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Johnston, Corsicana, and Mrs. John L. Green, Parks; five grandchildren, Neal Rose Parks and Miss Susie Bell Rose, Houston, and three grandsons of Corsicana.

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

Pallbearers were J. Y. Stewart, Ed Holmes, B. J. Derden, J. W. McCleary and W. B. Baker.

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Melvis “Doc” Scroggins
Jan 12, 1912 - Jul 17, 1931

MELVIS SCROGGINS DIED IN ARKANSAS; BURIAL MADE HERE

Funeral services for Melvis (Doc) Scroggins, age 19, who died in Stephen, Ark., Friday morning following a short illness, were held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Kessinger, 202 Mamie avenue and were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Scroggins, Powell; three brothers, Joe Scroggins, Corsicana; Earl Scroggins, Tyler; Urban Scroggins, Powell; five sisters, Mrs. Fred Kessinger, Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Garrett, Corsicana; Miss Evelyn Scroggins, Corsicana; Mrs. Ancel Pulley, Trinidad, and Miss Louise Scroggins, Powell.

Pallbearers were eight of his boy friends, J. C. Newman, James Albert Jackson, Paul Owen Adams, Lloyd Newman, Earl Wilson Breithaupt, Jessie Montgomery, Harmon Ferguson and Raymond Baltzeger all of Powell.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Essie (Marshall) Munsey
Aug 12, 1881 - Aug 31, 1931

MRS. B. B. MUNSEY DIED EARLY MONDAY AT HER HOME HERE

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Mrs. Essie Munsey, aged 50 years, a native of Navarro county, wife of B. B. Munsey, died at the family home 1500 West Second avenue, Monday morning at 2 o’clock following a lingering illness, and the funeral was held from the family home Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in the
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband, one son, B. B. Munsey, Jr. of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Jackson and Mrs. John Martin both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lewis Marshall of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Sands of Corsicana, Mrs. Jim Sutton and Mrs. Taylor Dorsey, both of the Drane community; and one brother, Lewis Marshall, Jr. of Dallas.

Active pallbearers were J. Wesley Edens, N. F. Garrett, C. A. Middleton, A. A. Allison, W. T. McElwee, Jim McGill, J. R. Webb and J. P. Stephenson of Dallas. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 31, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Bascom Baxter Munsey, Sr. married Oct. 17, 1905; d/o Joseph Lewis Marshall, Sr. & Harriett Ellen (Weaver) Marshall

Harriett Ellen (Weaver) Marshall
Apr 1, 1858 - Feb 12, 1941

MRS. J. L. MARSHALL DIED ON WEDNESDAY; BURIAL THURSDAY

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY PASSED AWAY AT HOME OF DAUGHTER HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Marshall, aged 83 years, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, minister of the First Christian church.

Mrs. Marshall, a native of Navarro county, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Sands, 1822 West Seventh avenue, following a lingering illness Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock. She was born April 1, 1857 near Corbet, and lived at Drane for many years prior to moving to Corsicana 29 years ago. Prior to her marriage she was Miss Ellen Weaver. Her late husband, J. L. Marshall, was formerly city commissioner, here and was prominent in financial and mercantile circles of the county for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Taylor Dosser, Purdon; Mrs. Sands, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. H. Sutton, Drane; a son, L. M. Marshall, Dallas; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Allen Breithaupt, Bill Smith, C. O. Curington, Claude Denbow, Jim Reagan, C. L. Terry, Wayne Elrod and J. M. Elrod.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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Joseph Lewis Marshall, Sr.
Mar 31 1857 - Nov 12 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. L. MARSHALL ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED AT HOME HERE ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for J. Lewis Marshall, aged 78 years, resident of Navarro county practically all of his life, and leader in financial, political and other circles for many years, who died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock after being in ill health for some time, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home, 17ro West Seventh avenue, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Prior to moving to Corsicana 24 years ago, Mr. Marshall resided in the Drane community for many years where he owned extensive holdings. He served as a member of the Corsicana City commission for several years and was in charge of parks and cemeteries. He was president of the Corsicana National Farm Loan association and the Navarro Farm Loan association for many years, and was connected with the Federal Land Bank of Houston, Texas, as an appraiser until ill health forced his retirement several months ago.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. S. T. Dosser, Drane; Mrs. C. C. Sands, Corsicana, and Mrs. H. H. Sutton, Drane; one son, L. M. Marshall, Dallas, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Mr. Marshall was a native of Grimes county, Texas, but came to Navarro county when a small boy.

Pallbearers were Lynn Sanders, John Sloan, W. A. Babb, M. Thummel, Sam B. Jordan and A. G. Elliott.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, November 13, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Harriett Ellen (Weaver) Marshall married Jan. 1, 1878; s/o Joseph Taylor Marshall and Elvira Emily (Wingfield) Wallace-Marshall buried in Marshall cemetery

Sarah Margaret Gaillard
Jan 9, 1856 - Sep 15, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS GAILLARD HELD WEDNESDAY

Miss Sarah M. Gaillard, aged 75 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. M. Palmer, 1112 North Beaton street, Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock and the funeral was held at
Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. Miss Gaillard was a native of Alabama, and resided at Camden, Ala., until she moved to Corsicana 28 years age. She had made her home in the Palmer home since moving here.

Miss Gaillard was a member of the Southern Presbyterian church at Camden since early childhood and was an active member of the church. She retained her church membership in Camden.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. W. Thrash, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. James Blankenship and Mrs. Palmer and two nieces, Misses Lorethe and Oneta Gaillard, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Campbell Gillespie, T. G. Keeling, Harry Blanding, F. C. Paul, Dr. L. C. Polk and Marvin Wallace.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Maxy Pandora “Pannie” (McCarter) Gaillard
Nov 2, 1881 - Aug 30, 1975

Mrs. Gaillard

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maxy P (Pannie) Gaillard, 93, resident of Corsicana for 50 years, who died Saturday at her residence.

Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ben (Gladys) Smith, Mrs. Oneta Gaillard Barlow, and Miss Loreta Gaillard, all of Corsicana; a grandson, Johnny B. Smith of Corsicana; three great-grandsons, one great-great grandson, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Swanson of Corsicana and Mrs. Julia Stalter of Navarro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be B. E. (Mutt) Fagan, Johnny Lapaglia, Clyde Sullivan, Robert Swanson, Clint Fouty, Price Pate, Charles V. McCarter and McCarter Clyde Weaver.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, August 31, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edward David Gaillard; d/o William Edgar Alonzo Vines "Ed" McCarter & Ida (Sheffield) McCarter buried in Hopewell cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.

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