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Randall Dwayne "Randy" Melton
Dec 14, 1960 - Mar 5, 2018
 
Randy Melton, 57 of Barry passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. He was born December 14, 1960 in Ft. Worth to Douglas Dwayne Melton and Nancy Jane Childress.

He is preceded in death by his father, Doug Melton; grandparents, Ben and Effie Melton and Bud and Jane Childress. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Melton Wiseman and husband Johnny of Blooming Grove; sister, M'Lis Long and husband David of Blooming Grove; wife, Jeanne Melton of Blooming Grove; sons, Rance Melton and wife Felicia from Barry, Austin Melton and wife Emily from The Colony, Jerod Barham of Cleburne and Jacob Barham of Azle; grandsons, Brandt Melton and Noah and Jeremy Barham and nephews, Riggin Barham and Rocky Barham.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10:00am Thursday, March 8, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phil Golden, Larry Hugh Gillen, David Richards, Randy Richards, Jon Southard, Randy Springer.

Memorials may be made to Rose Hill Cemetery and Dresden Cemetery.

Notes:

  • h/o (1) Charlotte Jayne (McGraw) Melton married Mar. 14, 1987 2nd Jeanne Marie (Loftis) Barham-Melton s/o Douglas Dwayne “Doug” Melton and Nancy Jane (Childress) Melton-Wiseman
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Barney Williamson "Bill" Hughes, III  Rev.
Mar 31, 1944 - Mar 22, 2014
 
ARLINGTON - Bill Hughes, formerly of Waxahachie, laid down his burden and struggle, passing away Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, with Dr. Posey and Jeffrey Hughes officiating. Interment: At a later date.  Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
He was the eldest son of Barney W. Hughes, Jr. and Bonnie Hughes. He moved to Waxahachie in August 1950. He grew up and attended schools in Waxahachie. Bill excelled in many activities, but likely is best remembered for his kindness and excellent basketball playing. He earned All State honors for the state finalist Waxahachie Indians basketball team under coach J. W. Williams in 1962, his senior year.
Receiving a basketball scholarship to Southwest Texas State University, Bill enrolled in the fall of 1962 and he soon met the love of his life, Susan Warnick, in history class. The married and enjoyed an eventual 49 years of marriage. Their lives together took them across Texas, the United States and around the world on many great adventures.
In the 1980s, Bill received and obeyed a calling to the ministry, which he fulfilled serving in the United Methodist Church for 25 years at churches in Avalon, Ennis, Bardwell, Rice, Hubbard, Fort Worth, Kennedale, Ballinger, Walnut Springs and even an overseas missionary assignment to Nuneaton, England.
Bill was born March 31, 1944 in Brownwood and caught his flight to heaven March 22, 2014 at 6:42 p.m.
He was a man of God, Kind, Loving. He will be missed by all who knew him.  He was preceded in passing by his father, Capt. Barney W. Hughes, killed in action in Korea; mother Bonnie Hughes, and Bill's stepfather, aka "Pop," Mr. Morris Head, a true prince of a man who cared for, loved and raised the family as his own.
Survivors: His beautiful bride of 49 years, Susan of Arlington; son, Casey and his family, his wife, Amara, and their sons, Connor, 16, Carson, 14, and CJ, almost 12, all of Keller; son, Jeff and family, his wife, Wendy, and their daughters, parker, 14, Zoe, almost 12, and Rowen, 8, all of Arlington; his brother, Bob Hughes and his wife, Sherrie, of Waco; and many other relatives and friends.

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Mary Elizabeth (Champion) Jacobs
1863 - Aug 15, 1931

VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK WAS BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jacobs, aged 68 years, who died with a heart attack at an early hour Saturday morning at the home of her brother-in-law, D. A. Jacobs, Corsicana, Route 3 were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made.

Mrs. Jacobs had been suffering from a heart trouble for some time and it is thought she walked out in the yard. Her body was discovered in the yard by members of the family.

Surviving are her husband, G. W. Jacobs, and four children, Lula Cheney, Garrison; Zula Bows, Lufkin; Beulah Holleyfield, Lufkin and Joe Bows.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 17, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George W. Jacobs d/o Drew Champion per death certificate
    (errors in obit- Zula Bows & Joe Bows are Zula Boles & Josephine Boles)

Lucinda Caroline (Adamson) King
Jun 20, 1871 - May 9, 1931

MRS. O. S. KING DIED AT FAMILY HOME HERE SATURDAY MORNING

Mrs. O. S. King, aged 59 years, died at the family residence, 712 South Sixteenth street, Saturday morning at 6 o’clock, following a short illness with paralysis, and the funeral will be conducted from the residence Sunday afternoon 2 o’clock with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Copeland of the Methodist Protestant church.

Surviving are two sons, Edgar King, Corsicana, and Ollie King, Navarro; one granddaughter, Miss Pauline King, Corsicana; four daughters, Lois King, Corsicana; Mrs. Allen Williams, Custer City, Okla.;’ Mrs. H. F. Grisson, Wichita Falls and Mrs. Dan L. Biggs, Anson; and one brother, J. R. Adamson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. O. S. KING

Funeral services for Mrs. O. S. King, 59 years of age, who died at her home, 712 South Sixteenth street, Saturday morning at 6 o’clock following a short illness with paralysis, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Copeland, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Surviving are two sons, Edgar King, Corsicana, and Ollie King, Corsicana; one granddaughter, Miss Pauline King, Corsicana; four daughters, Miss Lois King; Mrs. Allen Williams, Custer City, Okla.; Mrs. H. F. Grisson, Wichita Falls; and Mrs. Dan L. Biggs, Anson; one brother, J. R. Adamson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Mary Armenta (Donohue) Patton-Honea
Apr 15, 1876 - Oct 24, 1931

MRS. MARY A. HONEA BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY SUNDAY

Mrs. Mary Armenta Honea, aged 35 years, died at the family home, 908 East Ninth avenue, Saturday night at 10:30 o’clo9ck, and the funeral services were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Luper, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, T. M. Honea, Corsicana; step-son, J. C. Patton, Corsicana; two daughters, Mary and Jaunita Honea, both of Corsicana; a brother, Cliff Donohue, Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. A. C. Bahr, Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Maggie Martin, Corsicana; and Mrs. O. B. Barron, Malakoff.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 26, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Louis Patton per John Clifford Patton’s death certificate 2nd husband Tillman M. Honea married June 7, 1916; d/o John O. Donohue & Lucinda (Pruitt) Donohue

Ellen I. Ferguson
Dec 24, 1931 - Dec 25, 1931

Infant Daughter Buried Saturday Hamilton Cemetery

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted B. Ferguson died Friday and the funeral was held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in the Carpenter family lot in Hamilton cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Charles Lee Stewart
Sep 20, 1928 - Dec 12, 1973

C. L. Stewart

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Lee Stewart, 45, of Corsicana, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning.

Rev. Bill Grimes will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana, a member of the Baptist Church and an employe of the Crown Central Petroleum Co.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Runie Stewart of Corsicana; three sisters of Corsicana , Mrs. Juanita Gilcrease, Mrs. Haxel Mesker and Mrs. Mary Jolly;; a brother, A. E. Stewart of Corsicana; and an aunt, Mrs. Pauline Dunahm of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 12, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Runie Frank (Becton) Stewart; s/o Thomas Watson Stewart & Mary Etta (Lawhon) Stewart-Jolly buried in Oakwood cemetery

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C. L. Stewart

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Lee Stewart, 45, of Corsicana, who was pronounced dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital Wednesday.

Rev. Bill Grimes will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, three sisters, a brother, and an aunt.

Pallbearers include Cloratho Reamy, Lee Toms, Jr., James Hart, Charlie Hines, James Alton Bates and Kenneth Daniels.

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Mary Frances (Stewart) Jolly
Aug 19, 1923 - Oct 5, 1975

Mrs. Jolly

DALLAS—Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary F. Jolly, 52 of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas. She is a former resident of Corsicana. Burial will be in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

She was a member of the Methodist church.

Her survivors include a son, Mark T. Jolly of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Janice F. Williams of Corsicana; a brother, Arnold E. Stewart of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Gilcrease and Mrs. Hazel Mesker, both of Corsicana; and one aunt, Mrs. Pauline Dunham of Dallas.

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Mrs. Jolly

Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary F. Jolly, 52, resident of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas.

Rev. Wesley A. Howard was to officiate with burial following at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, a brother, two sisters and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 7, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Tommy Gene Jolly buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx; d/o Thomas Watson Stewart & Mary Etta (Lawhon) Stewart-Jolly buried in Oakwood cemetery

James Basley Young
Aug 15, 1845 - Sep 3, 1931

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT IS BURIED FRIDAY

John Easley Young, aged 86 years, died at his home, 401 West Thirteenth Avenue, Thursday evening at 6:10 o’clock, and the funeral was held from the family residence Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mr. Young was born, Aug. 5, 1845 in Lexington, Henderson county, Tennessee. The family moved to Fannin county, Texas in the fall of 1866, in wagons, the trip taking six weeks. Two years later, in 1868, the family moved to Navarro county, and settled three miles southwest of Corsicana. He was married in 1901. He had been a member of the Pleasant Grove church for more than 60 years.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas M. McCormack, San Antonio; one brother, D. A. Young, Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. Albert Young, John W. Young, Jimmy Doolen, Vernon Tramel and Jessie B. Gordon.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sep 4, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lula Agnes (Cates) Young; s/o John Samuel Young buried in Caffey cemetery, Henderson county, Tenn. & Margaret (Caffey) Young (Obit has John Easley Young in error)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR JAMES YOUNG

Funeral services for James Basil Young, aged 86 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Texas 65 years, who died at his home, 1401 West Tenth avenue, Thursday evening at 6:10 o’clock, were held from the family home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church.

Mr. Young was born in Lexington, Henderson county, Tennessee Aug. 15, 1845. The family came to Fannin county, Texas, in 1866, and two years later came to Navarro county. He had been a member of the Pleasant Grove church for more than 60 years.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas M. McCormeck, San Antonio; one brother, D. A. Young, Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J. A. Young, T. E. Young, John W. Young, Jimmie Doolen, Vernon Tramel and Jesse B. Gordon.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Thomas Gordon Soape
Dec 14, 1892 - Sep 2, 1931

FORMER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIED AT LULING

T. G. Soape, former resident of Navarro county, died suddenly at Luling Wednesday night and the body will be brought to Corsicana and the funeral services held at 10 o’clock Friday morning from the home of his brother, R. H. Soape, 1011 South Fifteenth street. Services will be conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill, Methodist minister of Dawson. Masons will have charge of the services at the grave. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four children, four brothers, A. F. Soape of Angus, S. H. Soape of Angus, R. H. Soape of Corsicana, R. P. Soape of Overton; four sisters, Mrs. R. N. Crouch of Waxahachie, Mrs. Oran Crouch of Ferris, Mrs. J. B. Fesmire of Waskom, and Mrs. D. C. Bray of Angus.

Sutherland funeral home will have charge of the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING FOR T. GORDON SOAPE

Funeral services for T. G. Soape, aged 38 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died suddenly at Luling Wednesday night, were held Friday morning at 11:30 o’clock from the home of his brother, R. H. Soape, 1011 South Fifteenth street, with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, four children, four brothers, A. F. Soape, Angus; S. H. Soape, Angus; R. P. Soape, Overton; and R. H. Soape, Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. R. N. Crouch, Waxahachie; Mrs. Oran Crouch, Ferris; Mrs. J. B. Fesmire, Wascom; and Mrs. D. C. Bray, Angus.

The Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Joe Howard
Feb 11, 1892 - May 18, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR JOE HOWARD

Joe Howard, aged 55, a former employee of the City of Corsicana, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at his residence, 411 West Seventh avenue. Services were held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. G. L. Morris, Corsicana, and two nieces, Mrs. Mary Louise Beckman, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Minnie Cooper, Galveston.

Pallbearers were Harve Farmer, Adolph Ratliff, E. J. Dunlap, A. E. Foster and H. F. Gordon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 19, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Samantha/Samanthy (Gowan) Howard married Jul. 10, 1920 per marriage record; s/o Francis Marion Howard & Mary (Birdsong) Howard

INFANT SON Goode
B&D Mar 26, 1931

Infant Was Buried Saturday Morning

Funeral services sor the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Goode 816 West Tenth avenue, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Gilbert DeCamp Burton
Mar 7, 1867 - Jan 13, 1931

Phillips Chapel Farmer Is Buried Hamilton Cemetery

Gilbert D. Burton, farmer of the Phillips Chapel community, aged 64 years, died Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Mary Clay.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Scrugg, Turlington, and six sons, John, Calvin, Clyde, Bob, Loy and Roy Burton, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Anna Belle Brown
Aug 16, 1931 - Aug 27, 1931

Little Babe Died Here Early Hour Thursday Morning

Anna Belle Brown, 11-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown of Eureka, died Thursday morning at the home of Mrs. Brown’s mother, Mrs. Joe Magness, 2501 West Ninth avenue, at 1 o’clock and the funeral was held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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William Alfred Robinson
Jul 4, 1849 - Dec 8, 1931

AGED PIONEER OF NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

W. A. Robinson, aged 82 years, native of Mississippi, but resident of Petty’s Chapel community for more than 60 years, died at his home at midnight Monday night and the funeral will be held at Petty’s Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Hulett Robinson, Blooming Grove; Walter Robinson, Kaufman, and Robert Robinson, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Munn, Corsicana; Mrs. Hattie Campbell, Kaufman; Mrs. Ethel Sapp, Kilgore; and Mrs. Alice Chewning, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for W. A. Robinson, aged 82 years, native of Mississippi but resident of the Petty’s Chapel community for about 60 years, who died at his home late Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Petty’s Chapel where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Luper, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Hulett Robinson, Blooming Grove; Walter Robinson, Kaufman; and Robert Robinson, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Munns, Corsicana; Mrs. Hattie Campbell, Kaufman; Mrs. Ethel Sapp, Kilgore; and Mrs. Alice Chewning, Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren.

He is also survived by thirty-nine grandchildren and thirty-one great grand children.

Active pallbearers were Will Ficklin, William C. Jones, Needon C. Muns, Jr., Lee Roy Robinson, Wilber Lee Chewning, N. C. Muns.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Chambliss, Ike Tucker, Jim Lawhorn, Joshua Rascoe, Frank Wilson, J. C. Blankenship, Charles Crawford and Mr. Pope.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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LaWana June Welch
Jun 14, 1931 - Jun 20, 1931

Infant Daughter Of Local Minister and Wife Buried

LaWana June Welch, six-day-old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Welch, 215 South Twentieth street died Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock and the funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at three, at the Petty’s Chapel cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Demming, Baptist minister.

Rev. Welch formerly resided at Jacksonville, and recently moved to Corsicana. He is pastor of the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and one sister, Wanda Mae Welch.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 20, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Jefferson Davis Welch, Rev. & Willie Frances (Chaney) Welch buried in Lubbock City Cemetery, Lubbock, Texas  

Nedom Conway Muns
Jan 27, 1867 - Dec 21, 1931

PIONEER CORSICANA OIL MAN DIED AFTER ILLNESS OF HOUR

Nedom C. Muns, aged 64 years, superintendent of production for the Magnolia Petroleum Company in the Corsicana field, died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night at 7:15 o’clock after about an hour’s illness and the funeral will be held from the family residence, 1431 West First avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. He was well known here and was a pioneer oil man. He had been connected with the local oil industry for 24 years and had resided in Corsicana for more than 50 years.

Mr. Mun’s had been in ill health for several months, but his death was unexpected. He had been about his duties Monday.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Miss Effie Muns, Corsicana,; Mrs. Willie Ficklin, Corsicana; Mrs. W. C. Jones, Corsicana; and Mrs. Holcomb, Gladewater; a son, Nedom C. Muns, Corsicana; two brothers, Jeff Muns, Athens, and Burl Muns, Harrison, Neb., and a sister, Mrs. Sam Phillips, McKinney.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 22, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Jane (Robinson) Muns married Dec. 24, 1893; s/o Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Muns & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Stewart) Muns

Thomas Edwin Sikes
B&D Jan. 9, 1931

Infant Son Died Thursday Night

The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Sam G. Sikes, Corsicana, Route 6, died Thursday night at 9 and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in the Pedy cemetery.

The funeral was handled by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Bessie Azalea Evans
Jan 10, 1914 - Jan 26, 1931

ROANE

ROANE, Jan. 29.—(Spl.)—Miss Bessie Ezelia Evans of Dallas was buried in the Post Oak cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Ezelia had many friends and relatives here. A large number from Dallas attended the funeral. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Evans, four brothers and four sisters, all of Dallas. Those attending the funeral from out of Roane were Mr. and Mrs. John Christian, Mrs. Lorena Kenner of Powell, J. O. Burke and children, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Conner, Mr. and Mrs. Z. Slaughter, Sam Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Burke and children of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Rogers, Jr., of Tupelo.

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Nettie Louisa (Gowan) Evans
Mar. 18, 1886 - Aug. 1, 1977

Mrs. Evans

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Post Oak Cemetery near Roane for Mrs. Nettie Lou Evans, 91, resident of Dallas 60 years and native of Navarro County, who died Monday in Dallas.

Survivors include four daughters, three sons, 18 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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John Bunion Evans
Jun 18, 1881 - Oct 19, 1961

Hold Services John B. Evans

Funeral services for John B. Evans, 80, former Roane resident, were held Thursday.

Rites were conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. at Macon-Holcomb Funeral Chapel in Dallas with Rev. Roy Hendrix officiating. Graveside rites were held at the Post Oak cemetery near Roane at noon Thursday.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas, the former Nettie Gowan of Powell: four sons, E. J. Evans, Houston; J. B., J. L., and W. H. Evans, all of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. M. V. Dillon, Poolville, Okla.; Mrs. G. H. McDonald, Ferris; Mrs. J. N. Brans and Mrs. L. J. Herrington, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Burke, Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 19, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nettie Louisa (Gowan) Evans married Jul. 3, 1904 s/o Crockett Evans and Emma (Blackwell) Evans per brother Robert Jack Evans death certificate (his sister Bessie Burke’s death certificate says John Owen Evans and Lucy (Beasley) Evans)

Robert Jahue “Bob” Evans
Aug 16, 1872 - Oct 16, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROBT. J. EVANS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Robert J. Evans, aged 74 years, who died in a Kingsville hospital Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. C. Bristow.

A native of Denton, Texas, Evans resided in the Roane community for many years before moving to South Texas.

Surviving are his wife of Kingsville; four daughters, Mrs. C. A. McFarlan, Corpus Christi; Mrs. G. L. Williamson, Las Vegas, N. M.; Mrs. B. M. Adams, San Antonio, and Mrs. L. D. Anderson, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Burke, Corsicana; two brothers, John and Jesse Evans, both of Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Beasley, Willie Gowan, Bud Jones, Glenn Rogers, Sam Butler and Clark Butler.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Oct 18, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Crockett Evans and Emma (Blackwell) Evans per death certificate (his sister Bessie Burke’s death certificate says John Owen Evans & Lucy (Beasley) Evans)

James Monroe Cooper
Nov 14, 1857 - Jul 21, 1931

Aged Resident of Freestone County Buried at Post Oak

FAIRFIELD, July 25.—(Spl.)—J. M. Cooper, aged 75 years, died at his home in Post Oak community Tuesday after a long period of declining health. Burial in the Post Oak cemetery, following religious services by Rev. R. L. Ryburn, was in charge of Fairfield Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Cooper was an old-time resident of Freestone county. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Webb Parish, Amherst, Texas; Luke Cooper, Hubbard; Mrs. Winston Gladney, Hubbard; Mrs. William Willard, Hubbard; Mrs. G. F. Knight, Post Oak; Mrs. Allen Low, Kosse; Geo. Cooper, Teague.

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William Lafayette “Will” Speer
Jan 26, 1875 - Jan 24, 1931

BURIED AT RICHLAND

MEXIA, Jan. 28—(Spl.)—William L. Speer, 56, died at his home here Saturday after a long illness and was buried Sunday at Richland, with Rev. W. B. Pierce and Rev. W. L. Phillips officiating. Surviving are his widow and his mother, Mrs. Ella Speer of Tyler, three sons and four daughters.

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RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Jan. 29.—(Spl.)—Mr. Will Speer who died at Mexia Saturday eve. Was buried in Richland Sunday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 30, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Frances Bowlen (Bond) Speer married Dec 20, 1899; s/o Jesse Lafayette Speer & Patsy Ellen (Calton) Speer

Joshua F. “Josh” Shelton
Apr 30, 1860 - Dec 13, 1931

RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Dec. 17.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Van Elkins received a message Tuesday stating her father, Mr. Shelton of Teague, was not expected to live. She left at once for his bedside. Mr. Elkins and Mrs. A. N. Brown went to his bedside Wednesday. Mr. Shelton died at his home Saturday night in Teague, and was buried in the Richland cemetery Monday afternoon.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, December 18, 1931 - submitted by Diane Richards

Aged Teague Man Passed Away There Ill Three Years

TEAGUE, Dec. 21.—(Spl.)—J. F. Shelton, 71, passed away at his home here following an illness of some three years. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor E. Home Tirey at the First Baptist church and interment made in the city cemetery at Richland.

Surviving, besides three brothers and two sisters, are his wife and five children, Mrs. J. A. Edwards, Houston; L. H. Shelton, Searcy, Ark.; Mrs. V. J. Elkins, Richland; B. J. Shelton, Taylor, Mrs. James Williams, Teague.

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Sallie Ann Melissa (Henderson) Ellis
Jun 17, 1877 - Sep 9, 1931

RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Sept. 17.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Ellis, who died last week was buried in the Richland cemetery.

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Mary Alice (Cooper) Harris
Oct 16, 1861 - Mar 3, 1934

NATIVE STREETMAN DIED THERE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

Mrs. A. C. Harris, aged 73 years, native and life-long resident of the Streetman community, died at the family home at 6 o’clock Saturday morning following a short illness. The funeral will be held from the Streetman Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Phillips of Ellis county, and Rev. J. L. Shaddix, pastor of the Streetman Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Paul Milner, a son, Cooper Harris, five grandchildren, a brother, Jim Cooper; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Coleman, Mrs. Sterling Sims and Mrs. E. J. Hood, all of Streetman community.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON STREETMAN WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. A. C. Harris, aged 73 years, life-long resident of the Streetman community, who died Saturday morning at 6 o’clock after a short illness were held from the Streetman Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Phillips of Ellis county and Rev. J. L. Shaddix, pastor of the Streetman Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Paul Miller, a son, Cooper Harris, five grandchildren, a brother, Jim Cooper, and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Coleman, Mrs. Sterling Sims and Mrs. E. J. Hood, all of the Streetman community.

Nephews were pallbearers.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Alexander Christopher Harris, Sr.
Oct 16, 1861 - Mar 4, 1948

STREETMAN RITES FOR A. C. HARRIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

A. C. Harris, aged 89 years, native of Freestone county, long-time Navarro county resident, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Paul Miller, in Streetman Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

Harris, a retired farmer and rancher, resided at his home near Streetman for 61 years.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Milner, Streetman; a son, Cooper Harris, Streetman; four grandchildren and one gret-grandchild.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Hollis Ray Riggs
Feb 6, 1941 - Sept 16, 2017

Hollis Riggs of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 in Dallas. Hollis was born Feb. 6, 1941 in Corsicana to Hollis and Viola Riggs. Hollis was a barber for 57 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Eureka many years ago. He enjoyed his wife, Debbie's cooking and spending time with his family. He enjoyed being home working around the house.
Since his retirement he would spend his mornings at Whataburger with the Whataburger crew. He would share Debbie's baked good with the crew and began a little side business taking orders, Debbie would bake and Hollis would deliver, one of the favorites was her peanut brittle.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Kevin Riggs.
Hollis leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Debbie Kennedy Riggs; daughters, Cindy McCarter and Melissa Riggs; step-daughter, Alyssa Hill and step-son Adam Hill; three grandchildren, Caitlin McCarter, Bryce Riggs and Erica Riggs and four great grandchildren.
Memorial serviced will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Lamb and Bro. Richard Hamm officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

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Patricia Duanna (Elliott) Rodgers
May 4, 1967 - Sep 25, 2017

Patricia D. Rodgers, 50, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 in Dallas. She was born May 4, 1967 in Lubbock.
She was a sassy and outgoing soul. Her big-hearted personality and smile were contagious. She loved and cared for her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed coloring, crafting and scrapbooking, cooking meals for her family, and weaving different projects. She loved camping and wanted to teach her grandchildren how to fish. She was a "homebody" whose joy for life will never be forgotten.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Willie Mae Hogg and Ernest Steven Hogg, Jr.; mother-in-law, Gertrud Irwin; brother, Kenneth Lee Elliott; aunt, Sandy R. Martindale and uncle, Steve DeForest Hogg.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Terry Rodgers of Corsicana; mother, Patricia Ann Sanders of Corsicana; sons, Dustin Steele of Corsicana and Joshua Steele of Louisville, Kentucky, as well as eight grandchildren.
Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at Grace Community Church.

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Beverly Kay (Pickington) Neisler
Aug 28, 1953 - Sep 25, 2017
 

Beverly Kay Neisler, 64 of Barry, passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 in Corsicana. She was born Aug. 28, 1953 in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Beverly enjoyed reading all types of fiction. She also enjoyed watching and feeding all animals in the area. She liked estate sales, collecting things and traveling all over the country. She was the president of Barry Volunteer Firefighters Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dean Pickington and Johnny Pickington.
She is survived by her husband Dickie Neisler of Barry; children, William Lee Neisler and wife Lauren of Fort Worth, Katherine Marie Auld and wife James of Barry; grandchildren, Jillian, Hayden, Katelym, and Addison; sisters Wilma Bradley of Paris, Texas and Patricia Endsley; brothers, Terry Pickington of Powderly and Danny Endsley; sister-in-law Charlotte Pickington of Reno, Texas; step-brothers David Bethany of Fort Worth and Gary Bethany and wife Jan of Fort Worth, along with numerous other family members.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Blades officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Barry Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Edward Andrew "Ed" Straubing III
Mar 25, 1969 - Sept 15, 2017
 

Ed Straubing of Corsicana, Texas went to be home with his Heavenly Father on Friday afternoon, September 15, 2017 at the age of 48. He was born in Wortham, Texas on March 25, 1969 to Edward A. Straubing II and Rita Prince Straubing. He graduated from Corsicana High School and went to college and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M Commerce.

Ed married Annette Matthews on March 17, 1990 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. The only thing that exceeded his love for Annette was his love for God. Ed was a faithful Christian man who enjoyed working with the youth groups helping to mold young men and women. He served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Corsicana and was always willing to perform weddings for those he watched grow up. Ed had many passions in life that included hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. He liked gadgets whether they had a cord or wireless, it did not matter. John Deere was his friend and the color Camo was his color of choice, even his bible had a Camo cover. Ed loved cars from all era’s and if you were around him you knew that the stronger the coffee recipe the better and that he loved to grill.

Ed had an infectious smile that everyone loved. When you saw Ed he always had a smile and never had a cross word for anyone, just a smile. He and Annette didn’t have any children of their own but he was a father to a multitude of children over the years. He and Annette would attend sporting events or any other event that they were asked to attend by children in the youth groups and students over the years. When someone needed support he was there, Ed was always there.
He is preceded in death by his Grandmothers Gladys Straubing and Edna Johnston and step-father Don McDaniel. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Annette Straubing. Mother Rita McDaniel and father Ed Straubing II. Sisters and brothers; Lisa Straubing, RJ Straubing, Beau Straubing, Summer Bookhardt and Denise Pippin. Ed is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and his family at the Navarro County Sheriffs Department.
Visitation with his family will be Tuesday evening in the Chapel at Griffin – Roughton Funeral Home from 6 -8pm. A celebration of Ed’s life will be Wednesday morning, September 20, 2017 at 10:00am at First Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Reeves and Rev. Troy Brooks officiating with burial following at Hamilton–Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Aulds, David Arnett, Josh Pippin, Matt Pippin, RJ Straubing and Beau Straubing. Honorary pallbearers will be the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department, Gene Hobdy, Lewis Watkins, Joe Howard, Mike Bryant, Gary WIgley and John Arnold.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial be made to First Baptist Church at 510 West Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Navarro County Sheriff's Deputy passes away on duty

From Staff Reports Sep 15, 2017

The following press release was submitted Friday night by Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner:

"It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden passing of Deputy Ed Straubing this afternoon while on duty at the NCSO.

We are all shocked and in disbelief by this tragic event.

We ask that our community please keep his family and the members of his NCSO family in your prayers.

Ed was a great friend, devout Christian, model employee and his joyful presence will be missed by all at the NCSO and throughout our community.

Funeral services are pending at Griffin-Roughton funeral home."

Sheriff Elmer Tanner

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A servant’s heart — Deputy Ed Straubing passes away on duty at 48

By Deanna Kirk Daily Sun Sep 19, 2017

Christians believe your time on earth is not about accumulating wealth, pursuing success, or having the most fun possible. Christians believe that our purpose here is to love others without judgement, pray with and for them, and lead others to Christ.

Nobody exemplified that belief more than Ed Straubing.

Friday afternoon, Ed abruptly passed away while at work at the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office. One of the last things he did was to help support a fundraiser for his fellow county employee, Ryan Douglas.

Of the multitude of comments on social media, the recurring theme was: Ed was kind, he was caring, loving, and was willing to help anybody.

“Ed was a friend, a model employee, a devout Christian and all-around good guy,” said Sheriff Elmer Tanner. “He was a very friendly person, who I believe never met a stranger.”

Tanner said he never saw Ed without a smile, no matter what the situation was at the time. Straubing was always standing at the ready for any task, job assignment or opportunity to help with anything at any time, he said.

“He will be greatly missed by us all at the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office, and by our community,” he said.

Tommy Nichols worked with Ed both at Brookshires’, and at the sheriff’s department. He echoed Tanner’s sentiment that Straubing would be missed by all.

“He was a great friend of mine, and a wonderful person,” Nichols said. “... Ed was a very dependable person, always willing to help anyone.”

Roger Warner also worked with Ed at the Sheriff’s Department, and said they talked about many things, and Ed was always a sounding board for his jokes.

“Ed was one-of-a-kind,” Warner said. “The kindest, most decent guy, really special. He never had a bad word to say about anyone, and he treated everyone like they should be treated.”

Warner said he never knew of anyone who did not like Straubing. Even working in the jail, where it “wasn’t real hard to treat some of those characters in there kind of rough, or not be real nice to them,” such was not the case with Ed.

“He was kind to everyone, and treated everyone the same,” he said. “He was pretty special. He was really honest and respectful to everyone. It was just the way he treated people.”

Straubing definitely had a gift for making any person feel like they were the most important. Even though he and wife Annette never had any children, Ed was a father to many children and teens who came through Emmanuel Baptist Church, and just in the community in general.

“I met Ed when I was a teenager in high school, and he was the youth pastor at Emmanuel,” said Kelly Jo Lovett. “There were some ups and downs I went through, and he was always there. He was easy to talk to.”

Lovett said one day after she had graduated high school, she called Ed out of the blue. He could tell she needed an ear, so he picked her up, and they went to Sonic for a Dr Pepper.

“He just listened while I talked,” she said. “He always had good advice, Godly advice.”

He told her he knew she was going to be a leader some day, and that being a leader is hard. Ed told her as a leader she would need people in her life that can be trusted, and God would send those people to her, to help guide in her life.

Ed was most assuredly one of those people. The last time they saw one another, Ed had bought burritos to support Lovett’s Senior Bowlarama, and was going to give them to the people in the sheriff’s office. After Lovett delivered the burritos, and they took a selfie together, Ed later texted her and said, “You’ve been a blessing since the day you said ‘Hello, my name is Kelly.’”

“He could always just look at me and know if I was upset, then he would randomly call me, and pray with me over the phone,” she said. “Whenever I had something going on, he just knew and he was there.”

Ed constantly wore his super-contagious smile, and had a great laugh. He never came out and told her what to do in any given situation, but he helped her lay it all out and gave Godly advice on how to handle it.

“He said, ‘pray about it, and God will let you know the right decision,’” she said. “That still, small voice is the Holy Spirit.”

In the 20 years she knew him, he was genuine, he was a character, and was simply a fun guy.

Sisters Denise Brown and Anele Richardson knew Straubing at Emmanuel, where he was youth pastor. Over the years, they became family, and both women thought of Ed as their little brother.

“What can I say about Ed?” Brown asked. “He was probably one of the closest men to God I’ve ever met in my life.”

At one time, she said, the tiny church had 50 to 60 kids in the youth group — and much of that was due to Ed. Their parents may not have attended church, or may have attended a different church, but Ed seemed to naturally draw kids to him.

Brown said she was standing next to Paul Ward at the Emergency Room on Friday after Ed was taken there, and Ward said, “This man has touched more lives than probably any pastor.”

As Ed’s mother was in the ER with him, stroking his forehead, she said, “Ed had so much love in his heart, he would have never lived long enough to give it away.” Both sisters were deeply moved by that comment.

“He did all my families’ funerals, did all our kids’ weddings,” Brown said. “I can not tell you one person that did not like Ed.”

Ed and Annette sat in front of Denise and Anele at the Tiger football games on Friday nights. One night they all took a selfie in the stands with several other “seat neighbors.” Brown said every person who walked by called out to him, “Hey Ed, how ya doing?”

“If you called him at 3 a.m., he would be there, if that’s what you needed,” she said. “Ed wanted to help everybody. He was everybody’s friend. The night my daddy died, Ed was standing there in the ER when we walked in the door.

“He was probably one of the most special people in my life,” Brown continued. “There’s an empty space that I don’t think anyone else will be able to fill ... Ed was someone you could depend on — always.”

Richardson said that anything their kids were involved in, Ed was involved too. He married her children, was their youth pastor, and was like a little brother to her.

“Ed taught my son Hayden how to starch his jeans correctly, so he would look cool in sixth grade,” she said. “Hayden said he could not think of a special time in his life when Ed was not there for him — good and bad. He was the extra support, like a second dad to my kids.”

One day Ed called Anele and said, “Anele, I’ve been praying about this. I need a junior high Sunday School teacher, and God keeps telling me it’s you.” She replied that they must be talking to two different Gods because she barely got her own kids through junior high — much less anyone else’s kids.

“He called me back a week later and said, ‘It’s high school girls God is telling me you should teach,’” she said. “He touched so many lives, in so many different ways.”

When Ed and Annette were dating, he worked at Brookshires’. Anele, Denise and their mother liked to shop there after putting the kids to bed. Ed called them the “Midnight Shoppers,” and never missed a chance to joke with them.

“He loved his Lord, and he shared his Lord with everybody,” Anele said. “He was full of love and shared it with everyone. Ed lived his life ready to meet his maker at any given time.

“I think if he were here right now, he would say ‘quit your crying — I’m celebrating with Jesus.’ He had a servant’s heart — and served everyone.”

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Jerry Cockerham
Nov 18, 1937 - Oct 15, 2017
 
Jerry Cockerham, age 79, went to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Jerry was born Nov. 18, 1937 in Italy, Texas, and was preceded in death by his father, William Morgan Cockerham, and his mother, Emily Irene Cockerham.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Sylvia Cockerham of Corsicana, his two daughters Rhonda Davis and husband, Mike, Jeri Alyson Seldomridge and husband, Kevin; four grandchildren Amber Morgan Patterson, Weston Seldomridge, Mia Davis, and Liliana Davis, and great grandson, Madden Patterson. He was also survived by his beloved brother, Darrell Cockerham, and wife, Carol, and a host of beloved family and friends.
During his time on earth he was so much to so many, devoted Christian and friend, loving husband and father, mentor to many, and a true believer that every human being was good. He found great joy in the simple pleasures of life and in the sweet moments he shared with loved ones. He worked tirelessly, loved deeply, and will be greatly missed.
There will be a memorial service, only, celebrating his life at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 in the auditorium at Westhill Church of Christ located at 3400 W. Hwy. 22 in Corsicana.

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Carol Sue (Rose) Cole
May 6, 1944 - Oct 11, 2017
 
Carol Sue Rose Cole, 73, of Richland passed away Oct. 11, 2017. She was born May 6, 1944 in Graham, North Carolina to James and Elizabeth Rose.

She was a beautiful spirit, caring, and sincere. A nurse by trade for 25 years, she always made it her life mission to care for others. Whether she was caring for her patients, family or strangers; her patience and giving nature was a hallmark of who she was. She spent many years making quilts and scarves for the residents of the nursing home. She was humble and selfless, always putting the needs of others before her own. She loved her family and grandchildren. Heaven will be a better place with her presence.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Cole of 30 years.
She is survived by her children, Sandra Sanchez, James Gribben and wife Jill, Terri Coats and husband John, John Gribben and wife Judi, Carl Nowicki and wife Monica, Sherrie Gribben Welker, Peggy Cole Bonilla and husband Bo-Jose, and Steve Kohler and wife Patty Heyano; as well as 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and sisters, Becky Rose Parkerson and Patsy Rose Curry.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service to follow at 1:30 p.m. Officiating the service will be Pastor Dan Gleason. Cremation will be held under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Dolores Del Rio Gonzales
Oct 25, 1941 - Oct 12, 2017

Dolores Del Rio Gonzales went to Heaven Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born Oct. 25, 1941.
Dolores will be greatly missed. She was a beacon of light to all that knew her.
Visitation will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Trinity Assembly of God, 109 Fm 2452. Funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. James E. Williams officiating.

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Devin Monique Jones
Oct 10, 2017
 
Devin Monique Jones, 32, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Bus. 45.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship, 720 E. Park Ave., in Corsicana. Bishop William Lewis will officiate and Minister Valorie Horn serves as eulogist.

Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Marvin Clay Williams
Jul 21, 1966 - Oct 13, 2017

Marvin Clay Williams, 51, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 in Dallas. He was born July 21, 1966.
Viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home in Ennis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

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Masako (Nishikawa) Watson
1937 - Oct 8, 2017

Masako Watson, 80, of Dallas died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 following a brief illness.
Masako was born in 1937 in Kota-ku, Osaka to Fukutaru and Kazue Nishikawa.
Her early years are mysterious, however we know she married U.S. Army Master Sergeant Gaylon Watson, from Corsicana in 1957.
The newlyweds moved with Mr. Watson's army assignments throughout the world and by 1960 she had borne three beautiful sons. After her children had grown and her husband retired from the U.S. Army the couple settled down in Monterrey, California, where they lived for many years.
After Gaylon's death in 1994, Masako relocated to Richardson where her oldest son resided. She loved to work in her yard, ride the public transportation of Dallas, and spend quality time with her grandchildren who all adored her.
She leaves her three sons Thomas, William, and David Watson; six grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Olivia, Jacob, Kyle, and Ryan Watson and two loving daughters-in-law, Laura and Allison Watson.
A wake will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery.

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Laura Jo (Praytor) Griggs
May 3, 1926 - Oct 16, 2017
 

Mrs. Laura Jo Griggs, 91, of Corsicana passed away Oct. 16, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 3, 1926 in Wortham to Jessie James Praytor and Cora (Clark) Praytor.

She resided in Corsicana since 1945 and was married to Mr. Clifton "Sam" Griggs on April 13, 1956 until his passing in 1989. They enjoyed spending time at the lake and boating with family and friends. She loved to travel any time she could. She was fiercely independent and always optimistic. She loved animals and would feed any stray that would come to her door. She retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company after 19 years and was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton "Sam" Griggs; her parents, Jessie and Cora Praytor; as well as her caretaker and friend for 27 years, Mr. Larry Wilson. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; several cousins; and two brothers-in-laws, Jack and Bill Griggs of Kerens. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caretaker, Dorothy Anderson.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Corley Funeral Home

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Thelma Mae "Susie" (Davis) Crawford
May 7, 1926 - Oct 9, 2017

Thelma Mae Crawford, 91 of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

She was born May 7, 1926 in Dallas, she was one of eight children to William and Flora Davis. Known as "Susie" she was a consummate mother and homemaker. Susie was an excellent cook and loved preparing meals for her friends and family. Her pineapple pies are legendary but her greatest accomplishments are her family. She loved big family gatherings and took every opportunity to join any celebration she could. She loved her pets; most recently these included her four cats.

After moving to Twilight Home, she missed her home, but made many many friends there. Several of them commented that she never met a stranger.

Susie was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Rawson D. Crawford. He was the love of her life.

Susie is survived by her children, Johnny Allen Crawford; Dianna Lynn Martinez and her husband David and Sharon Ann Mertz and husband Fred. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Allen Crawford, Lesley Crawford, Michelle Andrews, Michael Mertz, J.D. Martinez, Wally Martinez and Juste Martinez. Susie was so proud of her six great grandchildren, Samantha Crawford, Carter Andrews, Camdyn Andrews, Mia Martinez, Kameron Martinez and the youngest, Sofia Martinez. In addition, Susie had many nieces and nephews she cared for. The family wishes to thank all those responsible for her care over the last three weeks, especially the second floor nurses at Navarro Regional Hospital, Dr. Kent Rogers and the nurses and techs at The Twilight Home. Your compassion is much appreciated.
The graveside memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at Resthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Twilight Home, 3001 West Fourth Ave. Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Rawson Deward "Ross" Crawford; d/o William Virgil Davis & Flora Esther (Williams) Davis

Billye Fern (Boone) Bivens
Oct 2, 1930 - Oct 9, 2017

Billye Fern Boone Bivens passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 2, 1930 in Corsicana. She loved her job as a beautician and had a shop in the back of their house for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee "Bob" Bivens in March 20, 1988.
She is survived by her daughters, Robbie Horton of Corsicana and D'Lee Shipman of Durant, Iowa; sons-in-law Warren Horton and Curt Shipman; grandchildren Matt Horton of Waxahachie, Natalie Horton of Corsicana, Nathan Horton of Corsicana, Bobby Shipman of Durant, Iowa and Wyatt Shipman of Durant, Iowa.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

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  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 12, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Robert Lee "Bob" Bivens; d/o Harvey Lee Boone & Ella (Dee) Boone

Sierra Donyale Barber
Jun 26, 1994 - Oct 8, 2017

Sierra Donyale Barber of Corsicana, Texas passed away Sunday morning Oct. 8, 2017 in San Antonio at the age of 23. She was born June 26, 1994 in Dallas to Salvador Sanchez Jr. and Jennifer Barber.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Kay Coldiron and Lupe Sanchez; grandfathers, Donald Coldiron and Robert Reyna Sr. and biological father, Robert Reyna Jr.

She is survived by her parents, Jennifer Sanchez and Salvador Sanchez Jr.; two children, Nevaeh Lopez and Jenevie; siblings, Alexis Sanchez, Hope Sanchez, Salvie Sanchez, Faith Sanchez and Kloe Sanchez; nephew, Talon Talley; brother-in-law, Houston Talley; aunts, Ashley Coldiron and Shelly Sanchez; uncle Mike; cousins, Casey Wellesley, Anastasia Norris, Marc Marquez and Angel Sanchez; grandmother, Junita Reyna and grandfather, Salvador Sanchez Sr.

Visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 and from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers were Salvie Sanchez, Houston Talley, Marc Marquez, Salvador Sanchez Sr., Thomas Finignow, Hyginus Gathrang, Jagger Nick and Demarcus Cook.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Barbara Ann (Powell) Warfield
Oct 23, 1934 - Oct 16, 2017

Barbara Ann Warfield, 82, of Round Rock passed away in her home on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Born Oct. 23, 1934 in Chatfield, she is predeceased by her parents E.T. and Carrie Powell of Corsicana and her late husband of 62 years, Frank Warfield of Round Rock.

She spent many years in the accounting field in Austin with the Austin American Statesman Credit Union, Gene Naumann Real Estate, Don McElwreath Real Estate, and retired from the Williamson County Appraisal District in Georgetown in 1997.

As a teenager Barbara played coronet in the Corsicana High School Marching Band. She also loved roller skating and worked as a soda jerk at a local soda fountain.

As a young woman, she fell in love with genealogy and spent years tracing her ancestry line, eventually joining the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the Corsicana Jaycettes.

Her dogs were very important to her and she enjoyed sitting on the patio with them as she drank her morning coffee. Her favorite music was from the 1950's, and included artists such as The Platters, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley and Jo Stafford. Barbara was an avid bridge player, loved antiquing, reading and cooking. She enjoyed growing plants in her greenhouse and awaiting the blossoming of her beloved Night Blooming Cereus cacti. Blue was her favorite color and she was enamored with the gemstone turquoise, being able to look at a piece to determine its mine origin. She loved camping, and her favorite places to vacation were California, Colorado, and New Mexico. She loved the cool, crisp air of autumn, the scent of fir trees, and the mountainous terrain. The Christmas season was her favorite time of year.

Barbara is survived by her son, Bryan Warfield of Plano; daughter Stephanie Salles and her husband Chris of Houston; brothers A.T. Powell and his wife Cheryl of Salado; Mark Powell and his wife Cindy of Corsicana and several extended family members.

Visitation will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home, 418 N 13 th St., in Corsicana with a 2 p.m. graveside service to follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Chester E. Duke, Jr.
Feb 14, 1924 - Oct 17, 2017

Chester E. Duke Jr. of Mildred, Texas passed away at the Twilight Home on Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, 2017 with his family surrounding him at the age of 93.

He was born in Dawson, Texas on Feb. 14, 1924 to Chester E. Duke Sr. and Julia Coffey Duke. He attended elementary school in Navarro and graduated from Mildred High School in 1942. In October of 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and was stationed at Hickman Field in Hawaii. While in the military he was a mechanic and earned the rank of sergeant and led a crew maintaining aircraft. In February of 1946 he was discharged and enrolled in Navarro College where he was a member of the "Barracks Bunch." He received an Associate's Degree from Navarro College and worked as an accountant for a Gulf Oil Distributor and later as Purchasing Director for Hable Construction.

Chester enjoyed woodworking and restored old wagons and buggies. He and his wife Joyce would collect American antiques and enjoyed the time it took to locate them.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce Summerall Duke in 2013 and great grandchildren; Jacob Harrison Pritchett and Haleigh Necole Cassada.

Chester is survived by his children; Barbara Baker, Judith Pritchett and husband Larry and Jack Duke and wife Kathy. He is also survived by grandchildren; Ben Baker and wife Kim, Alan Baker and wife Michelle, Mark Pritchett, Shelly Cassada and husband David, Chester Duke and wife Jana and Jennifer Slovak and husband Justin, as well as great-grandchildren; Melanie Flugel and husband Nick, Megan Henderson and husband Casey, Katelynn Kidwell and husband Joe, Alan Baker Jr., Brett Baker, Skylar Pritchett, Shannon Pritchett, Briar Cassada and wife Crystal, Ruth Slovak, Kristy Warren and husband Bree, Katie Cisneros and husband Alvaro and Kinner Chavez and husband Rafael. He is also survived by great great grandchildren; Henry, Ava, Kaylee, Erika, Paislee, Levi, Garrett, Brayden, Sophie, Ava, Carter, Ryland and Lincoln.

Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services with Military Honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Hazel Marie (Henry) Ivie-Nance
Nov 14, 1924 - Oct 17, 2017

Hazel Marie (Henry) Nance was born November 14, 1924 and passed away on October 17, 2017 in Corsicana, Texas at the age of 92. She was born in Bardwell Texas to Ila Cline and Lewis Henry. She was the oldest of two children. At an early age, Hazel worked alongside her family members in the cotton fields. She later attended cosmetology school but found her true passion later in life, ministering within the Pentecostal Church of God. Hazel and her late husband, Rev. H.D. Nance pastored several churches in Arlington, Corsicana and Waxahachie, Texas.
A caring friend and mother to so many, Hazel was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Hazel’s family enjoys many great memories of her singing, playing music and dancing. She never met a stranger and never met a dog she didn’t love. Hazel had a story for every situation and memory as sharp as a tack. Most importantly, Hazel had an unwavering faith in God and led many people to Christ throughout her life.  She was preceded in death by her son, Rickey Ivie, daughter-in-law Jan Ivie, grandson Chad Ivie and husband Rev. H.D. Nance.

She is survived by her children, Carol Ivie Wallace and husband Don, Pete Ivie, Angela Arthur and husband Richard and daughter-in-law Virginia Ivie; several grandchildren, Shane Wallace of Chicago, Tara Ledbetter of Waxahachie, Richelle Chiles of Corsicana, Riley Bland of Dallas, Rikki Joseph of Corsicana, Rheann Ivie Gaston of Corsicana, Jennifer Limerick of Rockwall, Hannah Short of Corsicana and Luke Arthur of Corsicana; and many great grandchildren. Hazel leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and friends and a very special nieces, Shirley Bigham, husband Sonny, Glenda Ford and Debbie Raines.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home from 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Reverend James Williams officiating.

Pallbearers will be Richard Arthur, Tom Chiles, Shane Wallace, Chris Ledbetter, Casey Gaston, and Todd Limerick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Navarro County, P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, Texas 75151 or go to www.thehsnc.org

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Annelle (Poston) Jones
Dec 16, 1924 - Jan 27, 2018

Annelle Poston Jones, descendant of Navarro County pioneer, Washington E. Ingram, passed away on Jan. 27, 2018, at the age of 93. Interment was held at Kerens Cemetery in Kerens Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Family and friends were greeted at the grave site where the Rev. Michael Redmond officiated. Funeral services were provided by Mr. Gene Bullard, Jr. of Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Annelle passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. She was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Purdon. The daughter of Leon Clyde Poston and Mabel Claire (Ingram) Poston, Annelle's childhood years were in Trinidad and Kerens, often in the company of her dear cousins, Darrell Mabry Weihs (deceased) and Bettye Bradley Jackson, as well as childhood friend, Anita Smyth. Other close cousins Kenneth Ingram, Bob and Jack Bradley, Bryant Ratliff, and Janie Ingram Everhart visited often during family gatherings.
Annelle graduated from Trinidad High School in 1941 and attended North Texas State University where she earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Education. Annelle was united in marriage to Paul F. Jones on Jan. 5, 1945, in Denton at the First Methodist Church. At the conclusion of World War II, Sgt. Paul F. Jones, Army Air Corps, returned to Denton, to be reunited with Annelle. In 1948, Annelle and Paul moved to Kingsville, where they both worked as classroom teachers for the Kingsville Independent School District and raised three children. Annelle was active in the Kingsville Women's Club and in her church, Christ United Methodist. Annelle and Paul lived in Kingsville for 27 years until 1975 when they moved to Cedar Park where Annelle worked for Liberty Hill Independent School District until her retirement, and Paul worked for the Leander Independent School District until his retirement. Annelle and Paul were members of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Austin. They were married for 70 years until his death in 2015.
Annelle often remembered and shared interesting, and even funny stories of teaching high school business classes which included: accounting, typing (manual and electric,) dictation and short hand and even being the school's Librarian for a time. Annelle loved to play the piano, sew, and cook great family meals, especially during the holidays. She loved to visit with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children Craig (Patty) Jones, Corpus Christi, Teri (Armand) Arce, Plano, and Cary Jones, Cedar Park; five loving grandchildren Kara Phillips, Derek (Erika) Phillips, and Ryan Phillips, Jocelyn (Jeff) Mills, Jana (Will) Oles and seven great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Jude, and Rowan Phillips, Evan and Ian Mills, Lauren and Landon Oles.
In her later years, Annelle enjoyed reminiscing about her childhood and Ingram family gatherings in Kerens. She is survived by dear cousins Bettye Jackson, Jack Bradley, Kenneth Ingram, Bryant Ratliff, and Janie Everhart.

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Jack Edward "Mr. Jack" Badertscher
Aug 8, 1932 - Mar 8, 2018
 
Jack Edward "Mr. Jack" Badertscher, 85, of Fairfield, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Fairfield.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana with Rev. Canon Edward R. Monk, SSC officiating. Innichment in St. John's Columbarium will follow.
Jack was born Aug. 8, 1932 in Fresno, California to parents Ted and Amelia Hansen Badertscher. He served in both the California National Guard and the U.S. Army. In addition to his military service Jack worked as a fire fighter with the Forestry Service in Northern California. Jack came to Fairfield about 25 years ago, from Dallas, following retirement as a machinist with Mrs. Baird's Bakery. Residents of Fairfield and Freestone County were familiar with Jack as he was a longtime fixture at Brookshire Bros. Jack was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana and Fairfield Lodge #103 A.F. & A.M. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen on May 18, 2012 and a brother, James (Jim) Badertscher.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Allen Gene Riddle of Granbury; Margaret Rey and husband Bob of Granbury; Thomas Wesley Riddle and wife Danette of Kemp, TX; Laura Gutowski of Fairfield; Gary D. Riddle and wife Karen of Retreat; three sisters, Dorothy Neely and husband Tom of San Juan Capistrano, California; Audrey Prine of Kingsburg, California; Shirley Kirkpatrick and husband John of Exeter, California; a sister-in-law, Pat Badertscher of Fresno, California; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

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Ola Mae (Ross) Johnston-Mayo
Jan 31, 1921 - Jan 21, 2018
 
Ola Mae Ross Johnston Mayo, 95, formerly of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at Buffalo Creek Assisted Living in Waxahachie. She was born Jan. 31, 1921 in Chatfield to John Solomon Ross and Alpha Omega Chapman Ross.
Ola Mae is survived by sons, Don and Marsha Johnston of Midlothian and Winston and Joan Johnston of Lewisville; step-daughters, Linda and William Womack of Wisconsin and Melissa Mayo of Allen; grandchildren, Rhett and Lisa Johnston of Belton, Justin Johnston of Midlothian, Hope Rangel of Midlothian, and a number of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Paschal Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Elwyn Johnston officiating. Burial to follow at Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers include: Billy McManus, Rhett Johnston, Justin Johnston, Levi Johnston, Isaac Rangel and Jon Paul Durnan.
Memorials may be made to the Kerens Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 117 Kerens, Texas 75144.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Mary Jo (Gibbs) Hart
Aug 11, 1942 - Jan 25, 2018

Mary Jo Gibbs Hart, 75, joined our Lord and Savior Jan. 25, 2018. Mary Jo was born Aug. 11, 1942 in Corsicana. She passed away peacefully at her home in Pursley surrounded by family.
Mary Jo was a member of the Pursley Baptist Church where she served as treasurer and taught various Sunday school classes over the years. Many may remember her from her years as a cashier at Buddies Winn Dixie and the Shell Stations on Beaton and seventh where she was known for her kind heart, warm smile, and infectious laughs. She never met a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lucile Gibbs, precious granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hart, two special Aunts, Ruby Jo Barron and Willie Gibbs, and cousin Jeannie Whiteley.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Maston "Matt" Riley Hart; son and daughter-in-law, Bubba and Janet Hart; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Dale Owen; grandson, Jamey Pritchett; granddaughters and grandson-in-laws, Amy and Steven Virgil, Tiffany and Tony Robinson, Chrissie and Wade Bazar; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Virgil, Antony, Tylen and Kylie Jo Robinson, Ayden and Addy Bazar; sister, Claudine Gibbs; special friend, Sue Anderson; and beloved cousins, Sarah and Johnny Barron, Barbara Read, Linda Sellers.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 27, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 in Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Chad Brake of Pursley Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be Greg Eadins, Lewis Tull, Terry Brooks, David Murray, Shannon Rouse and Gary Broughton.

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Joan (Daniel) Hand
Nov 11, 1927 - Jan 24, 2018

Joan Daniel Hand, age 90, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, 2018 in Corsicana. In her last days she resided in the loving, caring community of Twilight Nursing Home of Corsicana. Granny Jo, as she was known to her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many close friends, was dearly loved and admired.

Joan was born in Blooming Grove, to Will Roy Daniel and Ethel Ryan Daniel on Nov. 11, 1927; however, she grew up in near Navarro, Texas and graduated from Mildred High School. She was the middle child in a family of five daughters.

After graduating from high school, Joan married David N. Hand. They were married until David's death in 1975. Together they had two children who still reside in Corsicana. David Hand and Thomas Hand were co-owners of Hand's Furniture which was located on the corner of sixth and Main Street. After the deaths of the brothers, Joan and sister-in-law, Faye Hand kept the business running seamlessly for many more years. It was unusual for such a large business to be successfully owned and managed by females at the time, so co-owners Joan and Faye became pioneers in Corsicana business in that regard. Joan was a remarkable 85 when she retired from the business.

Joan is survived by her sister Pat Daniel Howell and husband Vic, son, Bennie Hand and wife Elaine, daughter Pam Rhodes and husband Garry, grandchildren, David Hand and wife Becca of Dallas, Lauren Hand Null and husband Jason of Gallup, New Mexico, Johanna Rhodes Tanner and husband Whitt of Corsicana. Granny Jo was also greatly loved by her great-grandchildren, Holland Null, Olivia Null, Amelia Null, Caroline Hand, Claire Hand, and Joliegh Ann Tanner along with numerous nieces and nephews including Vicky Howell Payne, Danny Burneston, Norman Anderson, Robin Wylie, and Scott Wylie.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church, Corsicana or the House of Refuge in Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o David Newton Hand; d/o Will Roy Daniel & Mattie Ethel (Ryan) Daniel [Buried in Oakwood Cem, Corsicana, TX]
  • Mildred High School

Jimmy Ray Nicholson
Sep 29, 1943 - Jan 26, 2018

Jimmy R. Nicholson, 74, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Mansfield. He was born Sept. 29, 1943 in Corsicana to Henry Ray and Ethelynne (Haws) Nicholson.
Jimmy was a funny, outgoing person that loved the outdoors. Farming and ranching were his way of life since his teenage years. His passion was planting a seed and watching it grow. He attended Blooming Grove Schools and later went to Texas A&M College. Jimmy had one more passion, and that was working at the Sale Barn. He worked at the Hubbard Livestock, and the Corsicana Livestock in Angus. He rarely missed a day working at the Sale Barn, he loved the people there, and showed it by his many conversations, and contagious laughter. Jimmy worked many years taking agricultural surveys for NASS/USDA. He always enjoyed getting out and meeting the people. Jimmy attended the Methodist Church of Barry for most of his life, but in later years began attending the Cowboy Church of Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ray and Ethelynne Nicholson; brother, Dan Nicholson and niece, Jenny Price.
He is survived by his loving wife, Becky Nicholson; son, Tim Nicholson; step-sons, Danny Hanna, Jr., Cody Hanna and wife Ashley of Richland, Joey Hanna and wife Jennifer of Eureka; daughters, Sheila Anderson and husband Russell of Hubbard, and Amy Davis and husband Cody of Barry; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson, Pastor Derek Rogers, and Pastor Russell Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Gowan, Mike Spain, Gary Brunton, Gary Nelson, Jodie Farmer and Robert Hornik. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gerald Nichols, Devon Perkins, Ben Brunton, Brent Brunton, Chuck Owens and Sean Hughes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 29, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o (1) Jackie Marie (Gafford) Nicholson & (2) Becky Jane (Farmer) Hanna-Nicholson; s/o Henry Ray Nicholson & Ethelynne Mae (Haws) Nicholson

Thelma Lee (Martin) Martin
Feb 24, 1918 - Dec 20, 2017
 
Thelma Lee Martin passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Patty and Louie Williams. She was 99.
Thelma was born near Grand Prairie on Feb. 24, 1918. Her Papa died when she was three and her Mama raised Thelma and her two siblings alone. For many years they picked cotton in Ellis County with Thelma's grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In the early 1930's Thelma and sister Gladys played basketball on the girls teams for Sardis School and Waxahachie High School.
Thelma was the first of her family to graduate from High School.
Thelma married Ellison, the absolute love of her life, in 1936. They were married almost 55 years until his death in 1991.
They were faithful members of the Church of Christ in Waxahachie, Bossier City, Louisiana, San Angelo, Oklahoma City, Paris, TX, Rosenberg, Temple and Corsicana. Wherever they lived, she always enjoyed working in their yard to create her beautiful flower gardens and lawns.
When Ellison retired, they got to fulfill their dream of living in the country, raising cattle and growing a garden and orchard. They loved sharing their produce with friends. They also had a pony for her grandchildren. Thelma, sometimes with the grandchildren's help, named all of "her cows." She was especially proud of twin calves that she named Mary and Martha.
She was happiest when she was doing something for someone, especially her family. She superbly cooked everybody's favorite foods. She was a fantastic seamstress and made clothes and school play and dance costumes for her children and grandchildren. She even made her daughters' prom dress and wedding dress.
She taught Bible classes at church and at home. She was room mother and Girl Scout leader for many years, since her daughters were 11 years apart.
Thelma and Ellison were chaperones on one of the Tiger Band buses that went to the 1963 State Championship Game (The Tigers won.)
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Jones Martin and Rebecca Eckeberger Martin, spouse Ellison Martin (she loved that her name was always Martin,) daughter Lynda Spence, infant son William Jerry, brother Lenvell Martin, sister Gladys Runnions and great granddaughter Ashton Lynn Morris.
Thelma is survived by her daughter, Patty Williams and husband Louis, grandchildren, Dixie Morris, Christi Holman and husband Fred of Ada, Oklahoma, Miranda Senn and husband Paul of Russellville Arkansas, Justin Williams and wife Rachel of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Lacey Calvert of Mustang, Oklahoma., Jordon and Scout Morris of Yucaipa, California, Rowdy Holman of Ada, Oklahoma, Arabel and Aliza Williams of Corsicana, Riley Senn of Russellville, Arkansas. She is also survived by "almost daughter" Frances Price of Hubbard as well as three great grandchildren and several dear nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wish to thank Thelma's long time loving care giver Ethel Boulwaire and her precious nurse Crystal from Hand-in-Hand Hospice who were blessings to Thelma as well as to her family.
Her devotion to serving God and taking care of her family are blessings each family member will forever cherish.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.

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Aline Estelle (Boyte) Cranford
Jun 28, 1915 - Sep 22, 1931

YOUNG WOMAN DIED IN LOACL HOSPITAL TUESDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Estelle Cranford, aged 16 years, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Marshall cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are her husband, Ruby Cranford, Corbet; parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Boyte, Newburn and Clayton, and four sisters, Emma Mae, Mary Florence, Daisy and Rebecca Boyte, all of the Corbet community.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, September 23, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Ruby Lee Cranford married Dec. 31, 1930 buried in Modrall cemetery; d/o Oscar Clay Boyte & Alice Elizabeth (Hodge) Boyte

Billie Dove (Allen) Ross
Jan 23, 1935 - Aug 20, 2013
 
Billie Dove Allen Ross, 78, of San Angelo, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 20, 2013. She was born Jan. 23, 1935, in Navarro, Texas, the daughter of John Allen and Dove Duncan Allen. Billie graduated from Midland High in 1952.

On March 17, 1955 she was united in marriage with Wallace David Ross at Park Heights Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas. In 1960 they moved to Portland, Ore. and later returned to Texas in 1970. Billie worked over 50 years in the banking industry serving customers at Bank of the West, Western State Bank and Citizens National Bank.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Johnnie Eloise McDonald; and brothers Cecil Franklin Allen and William Bruce Allen. Billie is survived by her husband; children Cecil Ross and wife Christy of San Angelo and Diane and husband Leslie McClatchy of Bangs; six grandchildren, Carson, Chasity, Sam and Chandra Ross, Cressie and Patton McClatchy; brothers-in-laws; sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends were her passion and delight. She was an active member of her church and community. Billie enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, reading and most of all fellowship.

Visitation is all day Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Shaffer Funeral Home in San Angelo located on Sherwood Way and all day Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at Shaffer Funeral Home in Robert Lee. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Robert Lee Baptist Church in Robert Lee. Pastor Danny White of Robert Lee Baptist Church and Brother Todd Peebles of Hillcrest Baptist Church will be officiating. Interment will follow in Robert Lee Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home and Robert Lee Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Carson Ross, Sam Ross, Patton McClatchy, Mason Ross, William Ross and Spencer Ross. Memorials may be sent to Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Department or Hillcrest Baptist Church.

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  • Published in GoSanAngelo from August 22 to August 23, 2013

Thomas McMillian George III
Jul 5, 1923 - Sep 10, 1973

T. M. George

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas M. George 111, 50, of Corsicana who was dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital Monday. Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate. Burial site was not announced.

He was a native of Blooming Grove and a local car dealer with the Johnny Sirman Auto Co.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Steve George of Arlington and John George of Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Debbie Price, Mrs. Brenda Yates, and Miss Christy McKinney, all of Corsicana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. George, Jr. of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Billy Hendon of Tyler.

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T. M. George

Funeral services were at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at a local funeral home for Thomas M. George 111, 50, of Corsicana, who died Monday. Rev. Robert J. Potts and Rev. Jack Riley officiated, with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, three daughters, his parents and a sister.

Pallbearers included J. D. Sheppard, Don Marett, Jim Pipkin, Theo Montfort, Tom White, Dr. John Griffin, John Gravelle, Jim Kerley and Taylor Judson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, September 12, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Suzanne (Calhoun) George married Aug. 10, 1946 divorced Oct. 16, 1968; s/o Thomas McMillian George, Jr. & Bessie (Grant) George

Florence Annie (Harllee) Calhoun
Oct 9, 1884 - Dec 11, 1971

Mrs. Calhoun

Mrs. John C. Calhoun 87 widow of the late John C. Calhoun, former mayor of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night after a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley’s Funeral Chapel in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Calhoun, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Harllee of Corsicana, was born in 1884 in Williamson County. She was married to Calhoun in 1907 in Corsicana. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the Colonists, and a life member of Kinsloe House.

Her husband was State Democratic Executive Committee Chairman when Beauford Jester was elected governor of Texas. He was Mayor of Corsicana for 17 years.

Calhoun, a Dawson native, worked with the Cotton Belt Railroad and later went into oil business with Joe E. Butler in Corsicana. The Butler & Calhoun oil firm operated businesses both in Corsicana and East Texas.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Suzanne Calhoun George of Corsicana; two grandsons, John George and Steven George, both of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Hart of Dallas; and one niece, Mrs. Frances Harllee of Medina.

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Mrs. Calhoun

Services for Mrs. John C. Calhoun, 87, widow of a former Corsicana mayor, were held Monday afternoon in the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Calhoun died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Calhoun was born in 1884 in Williamson County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Harllee.

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Winburn Simpson Wofford, Sr.
June 9, 1929 - Dec 15, 2017

Winburn Simpson Wofford Sr., 88 of Corsicana passed away Dec. 15, 2017 at Twilight Nursing Home.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at Houston Funeral Home in Houston, Mississippi.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 20, 2017 at Houston Funeral Home in Houston, Mississippi with Rev. William Carpenter officiating.
Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Mantee, Mississippi.

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Winburn Simpson Wofford Sr. of Corsicana , Texas passed away at he Twilight Home with his family by his side Friday evening, December 15, 2017 at the age of 88. He was born on June 9, 1929 in Mantee, Mississippi to John Quincy Wofford and Edna McCoy Wofford. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy for a total of 30 years and operated heavy equipment in construction after his military service.

He is survived by his wife Ruby Joan Wofford. Children; Sandra Francis and husband Steve Conner, Winburn Simpson Wofford and wife Lori Murray, Don Steven Wofford and wife Marla Wofford and Katherine Curtis and husband Richard Curtis. Grandchildren; Michelle Young and fiancé Kelly Trull, Angie Shannon and fiancé Tony Silvas, Terra Curtis, Bentley Curtis, Chelsea Wofford and fiancé Justin Knight, Cadee Wofford and fiancé Pedro and Don Wofford II. 10 great grandchildren. Brother John Q. Wofford and wife Helen and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held in Houston, Mississippi and Houston Funeral Home 442 South Jackson Houston, Mississippi.

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Leonard Oscar "Cowboy" Yarbrough
Jul 1, 1939 - Dec 22, 2017

Leonard "Cowboy" Yarbrough, passed away Dec. 22, 2017.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Submitted by Karen Rost

Leonard "Cowboy" Yarbrough of Corsicana, Texas passed away at Heritage Oaks West on Friday evening, December 22, 2017 at the age of 78. He was born in Jacksonville, Texas on July 1, 1939 to Leonard Yarbrough and Rosa Ella Smith Yarbrough. He served his country in the United States Army. Leonard was a heavy equipment operator in road construction for a number of years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Leonard Yarbrough and Rosa Ella Davis, brother; Marion Lee Yarbrough, granddaughter; Cierra Leann Yarbrough and his wife Shirley Jean Franks Yarbrough. Leonard is survived by his children; Leonard Eugene Yarbrough and Sherry Lynette Alcorn. Grandchildren; Timothy E. Yarbrough, William A. Yarbrough, Leonard W. Yarbrough, Kasey L. Yarbrough, Elizabeth J.M. Alcorn, Harley R. Alcorn, Morgan T. Alcorn and Anna West. Great grandchildren; Tobi West, Hunter E. Yarbrough, Braylen N. Yarbrough, Zoie West, Karma Yarbrough, Angela Yarbrough, Michael Johnson and Gabriel Johnson. He is also survived by a sister Sally Rose Harris and numerous other family members and friends.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 3pm.

Notes:

  • w/o Shirley Jean (Franks) Yarbrough; s/o Leonard Yarbrough & Rosa Ella (Smith) Yarbrough
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Margo (Smith) McCaffery
Sep 29, 1938 - Jan 8, 2018
 
Mary Margo McCaffery, a pioneer in the care of people with pain, passed away peacfully at the age of 79 January 8, 2018 in Marina Del Ray, California. Margo was born Sept. 29, 1938 and was raised in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marley William and Mary Katherine (Adams) Smith, her brother, Marley Donald Smith, her only child Melissa Ruth Mielke, and her husband, John Richard Brewer.
Margo received a BS in Nursing from Baylor University in 1959 and a MS in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 1961. She became an assistant professor in pediatric nursing at the UCLA in 1965. In 1970, Margo became self-employed as a consultant and educator on the nursing care of patients with pain, until she retired in 2011. Margo authored numerous articles, guidelines, videos, and five books on pain. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and received numerous prestigious awards and appointments.
Margo was a trailblazer in the field of pain management and inspired generations of nurses, physicians and advocated for the relief of those people who suffer with pain. She is best known for her 1968 clinical definition of pain, embraced worldwide: "Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does."
Margo was a wonderful women who lives on through her life's work and through those whose lives she has touched. She will be forever loved and forever missed by those who knew her.

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Billy Dwayne "B.D." Hubbard
Aug 5, 1930 - Feb 10, 2018

A wonderful, precious life of 87 years ended on Saturday night, Feb. 10, 2018 when B.D. Hubbard of Dawson, passed away at home with his children Brenda, and her husband, Micah, at his bedside. It was a bittersweet ending to a most wonderful life.

An only child, B.D. was born at home Aug. 5, 1930 in Purdon to loving parents, Lucy Hood (French) and Leo Hubbard.

B.D. was schooled in Purdon and Alliance Hall and never had any interest in leaving the confines of Navarro County. A real love match, he and his wife, Joyce, operated his Dawson service station and car lot until her death 10 years ago. If asked, B.D. would tell anyone that he was successful because of her.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Interment to follow in Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Hodge, Daryl Hodge, G.C. Younger, Billy Truelove, Richard Miller and Bradley Withrow.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Hester Ann Taylor (Speer) Spruiell
Sep 14, 1848 - Jun 14, 1932

Aged Resident Of Hubbard Community Buried Wednesday

HUBBARD, June 17.—Mrs. Hester Speer Spruiell, aged 81 years wife of the late W. R. Spruiell, died near Munger Tuesday and the funeral was held Wednesday with interment in the Dover cemetery. She was a native of Georgia, but had resided in this section for 38 years.

Surviving are nine children: Mrs. J. W. Dunlap, Hubbard, Mrs. J. W. Kendrick, Hubbard, Mrs. Alice Clinkscales, Vincent, Ala; Mrs. John McDonald, Munger; Mrs. A. M. McDonald, Delia, Tenn.; Bob, Mint and Gordon Spruiell, all of Hubbard; 68 grandchildren, 113 great grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 17, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Robert “Bob” Spruiell, Sr. married Dec. 20, 1866 d/o Joseph Speer and Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” (Riggins) Speer

Margaret Juliann (Henderson) Simmons-Austin
May 15, 1855 - Mar 12, 1931

Aged Woman Died Retreat Community Thursday Morning

Mrs. M. J. Austin, aged 75 years, native of Alabama, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. E. Nichols in the Retreat community Thursday morning at 11 o’clock and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Nichols home with interment in the Croscoe cemetery.

Surviving are several children and other relatives.

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Sallie A. (Brown) Sampson-Barber
Sep 16, 1871 - Aug 14, 1932

RALEIGH

RALEIGH, Aug. 18.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Barber died Sunday and was buried in the Old Raleigh cemetery Monday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 19, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband R. M. Sampson married Sep. 10, 1891 Hill Co., Tx. 2nd husband Daniel Washington Barber married Nov. 23, 1899 Hill Co., Tx.

Desimon D. Reno
Dec 17, 1908 - Oct 14, 1932

PURSLEY FARMER DIED FRIDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

D. D. Reno, aged 23 years, farmer, residing at Pursley, died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning at 7:15 o’clock and the funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in the Rodney cemetery. The services will be conducted by Revs. Allmond and Evans, Baptist ministers.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Reno, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Farmer and Mrs. Opie Brown, all of the Pursley community.

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

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Samuel Robert Lee
Apr 20, 1858 - Apr 26, 1932

SAMUEL ROBERT LEE, RESIDENT HERE DIED ON TUESDAY

DECENDANT OF THE FAMOUS LEES OF VIRGINIA BE BURIED ON THURSDAY

Samuel Robert Lee, aged 74 years, 606 East Second avenue died at the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock following an illness of several months, and the funeral will be held from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Bazette cemetery. A brief service will be conducted at the grave. The body will lie in state at the chapel of the Sutherland –McCammon Funeral Home until the funeral hour Thursday afternoon.

Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, will officiate, assisted by other ministers.

Mr. Lee was born in Alabama, April 20, 1858. He was a direct descendant of the famous Lees of Virginia. His father was a cousin of Robert E. Lee and served under him during the Civil War. The family moved to Granada, Miss., while Mr. Lee was a small boy and at the age of twenty-one, he was married to Miss Martha Jane Crawford who survives him. Twelve children were born to this union, all of whom are living except two who died in infancy. The living children are J. R. Lee, Tulsa, Okla.; J. E. Lee, Dallas; J. W. Lee, Pawnee, Okla.; C. E. Lee, Luling; L. S. Lee, Corsicana; H. H. Lee, Haswell, Colo.; Randolph Lee, Altus, Okla.; Mrs. J. D. Riddle, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ama Berry, Corsicana; and Mrs. E. M. Snyder, Haswell, Colo. He is also survived by 33 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family moved to the Bazette community in 1895 and resided in the DeArmon and Powell communities until 1912. In that year, the family moved to Eustace, Henderson county, and in 1917, moved to Corsicana where Mr. and Mrs. Lee have since made their home.

Mr. Lee followed the blacksmith work for more than sixty years and is the patentee of the terrace-grader, the well-known implement manufactured by the Corsicana Grader company.

He was a member of the W. O. W. for 26 years, and has been an active member of the I. O. O. F. for many years.

Mr. Lee professed faith in Christ at the age of 12 years and for 62 years has been an active member of the Baptist church. He served about thirty years as deacon and for more than ten years was superintendent of the Sunday school of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. His motto in life was the church first, his family second and business third.

The seven sons will be active pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 27, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Jane (Crawford) Lee; s/o Robert Washington Lee & Margaret (Rhodes) Lee (second cousin to Gen. Robert E. Lee)

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SAMUEL R. LEE TO BE BURIED FRIDAY BAZETTE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Samuel Robert Lee, aged 74 years, who died at the family residence, 606 East Second avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock, following an illness of several months will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, of which he had been a member for many years, with interment in the Bazette cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Mr. Lee was born in Alabama, April 20, 1858. The family moved to Mississippi when Mr. Lee was a small boy. He was married to Miss Martha Jaqne Crawford at the age of 21m, who survives him. He was a second cousin of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Mr. Lee and his family moved to Texas and to the Bazette community in 1895 and lived in the DeArman and Powell communities until 1918 when five years were spent in Eustace, Henderson county. He moved to Corsicana in 1917 and had resided here since that time. he was engaged in the blacksmith business for more than 60 years and was the patentee of the grader-terracer now manufactured by the Corsicana Grader company.

He had belonged to the Baptist church for more than 60 years and served as a deacon for more than 30 years. He was superintendent of Sunday school for ten years. Mr. Lee was a member of the W. O. W. for 26 years and was a member of the I. O. O. F. for many years.

His seven sons will be pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, seven sons, J. R. Lee, Tulsa, Okla.; J. E. Lee, Dallas; J. W. Lee, Pawnee, Okla.; C. E. Lee, Luling; L. S. Lee, Corsicana; H. H. Lee, Haswell, Colo., and Rudolph Lee, Altus, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Riddle, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ama Berry, Corsicana, and Mrs. E. M. Snyder, Haswell, Colo; 33 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

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Sophia (Joplin) Storr
1853 - Feb 25, 1932

MRS. ALEX STORR DIED IN HOSPITAL; BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. Alex Storr, aged 79 years, 1803 West Seventh avenue, died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning at 7:50 o’clock and the funeral services were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Storr was a member.

Mrs. Storr had been a resident of Corsicana for a number of years and was active in church work.

There are no immediate surviving relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 25, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Alexander “Alex” Storr married Apr. 27, 1871; d/o Mark W. Joplin & Delila (unk) Joplin

James Ida “Maude” (Elm/Rush) Ingram
Mar 27, 1883 - Feb 12, 1932

MRS. ALLEN INGRAM DIED HERE FRIDAY BURIAL SATURDAY

Mrs. Ida Ingram, aged 49 years, wife of Allen Ingram, died at the family residence, 311 West Sixth avenue, Friday afternoon at 1:05 o’clock following an illness of five months, and the funeral services will be held from the Salvation Army Hall on West Collin street, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services will be conducted by Ensign Gardner of the local Salvation Army post.

Mrs. Ingram was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Navarro county 31 years.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Juanita Ingram, Corsicana; a step-son, Cranford Ingram, San Antonio; a brother, Jess Rush, Dallas; an aunt, Mrs. Lucy Ayres, Corsicana; and a cousin Leanago Ayres, Corsicana.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 12, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Steve Allen Ingram married Mar. 12, 1911 (death certificate says daughter of James Elm and Euginia (Lecroy/Lecray) Elm—marriage record to Steve Allen Ingram says Ida Rush—daughter’s birth record says James Ida McKelvie Rush)

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RESIDENT CORSICANA MANY YEARS BURIED SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Ingram, 49 years, wife of Allen Ingram who died at the family residence, 311 West Sixth Avenue, Friday afternoon at 1:05 o’clock following an illness of five months, were held from the Salvation Army citadel on West Collin street Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Ensign Gardner of the local Salvation Army post.

Mrs. Ingram was a native of Alabama but had resided in this community for 31 years.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Juanita Ingram, Corsicana; a step-son, Cranford Ingram of San Antonio, a brother Jess Rush, Dallas; an aunt Mrs. Lucy Ayers, Corsicana, and a cousin, Lennage Ayers, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were E. L. Laseter, W. C. Laseter, Jim Keton, Gus Thomas, M. S. Berden and Lee Devell.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon funeral home.

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Steve Allen Ingram
Aug 23, 1873 - Jan 10, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALLEN INGRAM WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Allen Ingram, aged 65 years, former Corsicanan, who died in Pursley, Sunday night at 11:30 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis at noon Sunday, will be held from the Citadel of the Salvation Army here Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Major Van Sweden and Captain George of Dallas. He had resided here most of the time since 1908.

Surviving are a daughter, Captain Juanita Ingram, Abilene; a son, Crawford Ingram, Mexia; a brother-in-law, Jess Rush, Dallas; a brother Zuller Ingram, Crystal City; a cousin, Lemga Ayers; an aunt, Mrs. L. C. Ayers, Corsicana, and a cousin, Roy Draper, Purdon .

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Tuesday, January 12, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Virginia Mary (Jaylet) Ingram 2nd wife James Ida “Maude” (Elm/Rush) Ingram married Mar. 12, 1911

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALLEN INGRAM WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Allen (Flat) Ingram, aged 65 years, who died in Pursley Sunday night following a stroke of paralysis at noon Sunday, were held from the Salvation Army Citadel Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Major Van Sweden of Corsicana and Captain George of Dallas. Ingram had resided in Corsicana practically all of the time since 1908.

Surviving are a daughter, Juanita , Abilene; a son, Crawford Ingram, Mexia; a brother Zuller Ingram, Crystal City; a sister, Celeste Ingram, Crystal City, and a number of other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Freedonia Candis (Higgins) Holloway
Oct 15, 1849 - Jan 19, 1932

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT

MRS. MARY HOLLOWAY TO BE BURIED THURSDAY MORNING IN OAKWOOD

Mrs. Mary Holloway, aged 82 years, resident of Navarro county for 45 years, died at the family home, 1532 West Fifth avenue, Tuesday night at 9:45 o’clock, and the funeral will be held from the Church of Christ Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Alice Holloman, Corsicana; Mrs. Edna Gibson, Corsicana; and Mrs. Will Estes, San Benito; three sons, R. L. Holloway, Corsicana,; Hayden Holloway, San Angelo; and Porter Holloway, Beloit, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Millerman, Corsicana; and Mrs. B. F. Cornelson, San Angelo; twenty grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be the following grandsons:
Noel Jackson, Robert Jackson, Carl Jackson, Earl Gibson, Garland Jackson and Lyle Estes.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA BURIED THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Holloway, aged 82 years, pioneer and well known resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, who died at the family home, 1532 West Fifth avenue, Tuesday night at 9:45 o’clock, were held from the Church of Christ Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Holloway had resided in Navarro county for 45 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Alice Holloman, Corsicana, Mrs. Edna Gibson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Will Estes, San Benito; three sons, R. L. Holloway, Corsicana; Hayden Holloway, San Angelo, and Porter Holloway, Beloit, Wis.; 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. H. H. Millerman, Corsicana, and Mrs. B. F. Cornellson, San Angelo.

Pallbearers were the following grandsons:

Noel Jackson, Robert Jackson, Carl Jackson, Earl Gibson, Garland Jackson and Lyle Estes.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Thomas Woodfin Holloway
Jan 29, 1847 - Sep 5, 1924

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO CO. DIED EARLY HOUR TODAY

T. W. Holloway, who would have been eighty-eight years of age in January next, and who had been a citizen of Navarro county for thirty-six years, fell dead in the yard at his home, 1532 West Fifth avenue near 7:45 this morning.

The deceased came from Tennessee to Texas and located in the Roane community and lived there till he moved to Corsicana a few years ago. The deceased was a retiring and quiet citizen, but was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

Surviving the deceased is his venerable wife and six grown children, Mrs. E. W. Gibson, Mrs. Alice Holloman, R. L. Holloway and Haden Holloway, all of Corsicana; Porte Holloway of DeLoit, Wis., and Mrs. W. T. Estes of San Benita, Texas.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced, but will probably not be before Monday.

In addition to the children named there are twenty grand children and four great grand children.

The deceased and his wife were to leave home in a few minutes this morning on a visit to Fort Worth. He had taken his bath and dressed for the trip, and went into the back yard to feed the chickens. As the time for the couple to go to the train was nearly up, he was called, and when no answer came, a member of the family went into the yard to see what was the matter, and found Mr. Holloway dead, his body being prostrate on the ground. He was apparently in his usual health, and was looking forward to the visit to Fort Worth with much pleasure.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR T. W. HOLLOWAY LARGTELY ATTENDED

The funeral for the remains of the late T. W> Holloway, who died suddenly at his home on West Fifth Avenue Friday morning took place yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from the home, and was largely attended, and there were many beautiful flowers. The deceased was a member of the Church of Christ and the pastor of that church, Rev. C. G. Vincent assisted by Rev. M. C. Cuthbertson, a former pastor, conducted the funeral services. Eight grandsons of the deceased, Noel Jackson, Oma Jackson, Garland Jackson, Carl Jackson, Cecil Gibson, Earl Gibson and Artis Holloway, were the active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were:
Tracy Smith, Dude Ransom, M. C. Huff, L. O. White, J. T. Newsom, M. C. Huff, L. O. White, J. T. Newsom, C. R. Terry, Wade Smith, J. W. Lichlyter, L. O. Larrison, Frank Montfort, Pick Wood, Frank McMullen, W. H., Jeffers, John Denwood, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. Newton, Dr. J. M. V. Wills, Dr. Halbert, Dr. Jester, J. H. Millerman, J. A. Millerman, J. O. Burke, William Boltz, J. T. Godley, J. E. Davant, C. B. Parchman, B. Martin, E. A. Speed, W. Humbert, Wes Martin, E. C. Kumke, P. A. Simpson, S. H. Butler, Will Harrell, Zeke Slaughter,m and J. H. Douglas, all of Corsicana; James Estes, Pope Estes, Matt Beasley, George Jackson and R. N. Curry, all of Roane, and Capt. R. M. McMullan, of Chatfield.

Here from a distance to attend sad rites were three brothers of the deceased, George Holloway of Markel, Texas, and Pony and Charles Holloway of Shawnee, Okla., and three brothers of the wife, Will Higgins of Houston; Benton Higgins of Reagan, and Preston Higgins of Whitesboro.

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Rachel Pauline “Polly” (Ellison) Dunn
Feb 13, 1922 ~ Mar 23, 2018
 

Rachel Pauline “Polly” Dunn
Birth Date: February 13, 1922
Death Date: March 23, 2018

DALLAS, TX – Rachel Pauline “Polly” Dunn, 96, was born to parents William and Ora Ellison on February 13, 1922 in Blooming Grove, Texas. She passed away on March 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Polly married G. Jackson Dunn on March 20, 1943. She worked many years as a medical assistant. Polly is survived by her son, Gregory Dunn; her daughter, Polly P. Dunn; and grandchildren, Rachel, Charlie, Gabriel, Nathan, Kelli, and John. She is preceded in death by her husband, G. Jackson Dunn; and her daughter, Georgann Alma Dunn. Polly will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral service for Ms. Dunn will be on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 12:30 PM in the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Garden of Holy Family in Restland Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13005 Greenville Avenue, at Restland Road, Dallas, Texas 75243, (972)238-7111.

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Polly Dunn, 96, was born to parents William and Ora Ellison on February 13, 1922 in Blooming Grove, Texas. She passed away March 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

She married G. Jackson Dunn on March 20, 1943. She worked many years as a medical assistant.

Survived by her son, Gregory, daughter, Polly Dunn and her grand children. Preceded in death by her husband, G. Jackson Dunn and her daughter, Georgann Alma Dunn.

Funeral service will be March 29, 2018. Interment will follow in the Garden of Holy Family in Restland Cemetery.

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Pauline Perry (Kelly) Collum
Jun 7, 1858 - May 9, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. S. C. COLLUM TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED AFTER ILLNESS SEVERAL WEEKS

Mrs. S. C. Collum, aged 74 years, native of Lexington, Miss., but resident of Corsicana more than 56 years, died at her home, 702 South Fifteenth street, Monday evening at 7 o’clock after an illness of several weeks, and funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, with burial following in Oakwood cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which deceased was long a member, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Collum was taken seriously ill some four weeks ago, but had since rallied and up to within two hours of her passing away, was apparently improving steadily and seemed better than at any time since she was taken ill. about 5 o’clock she was stricken while enjoying a friendly conversation with members of her family who were in her room, and she failed to rally, passing away in a short while.

She was born in Lexington, Miss., where she lived until her marriage to the late S. C. Collum in 1876, when they came directly to Corsicana and she has been a resident of this city ever since, having resided in her present home for approximately forty years. She was known to all the old time residents of Corsicana and had a host of friends who will deeply regret her passing. The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

Surviving are four children: Mrs. J. M. Church, Corsicana; L. W. Collum, Waco; Mrs. Sidney Story, Corsicana, and T. L. Collum, Syracuse, N. Y., the latter having arrived on Sunday. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. E. A. Collum, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. S. Lumpkin, Hillsboro. Five grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers will be L. A. Wortham, Lowry Martin, N. C. Pinkston, E. C. Sears, Harris Ransom and C. W. Redden.

Funeral arrangements will be in charge of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY MRS. S. C. COLLUM

DIED SUDDENLY MONDAY FOLLOWING ILLNESS OF SEVERAL WEEKS

Funeral services for Mrs. S. C. Collum, aged 74 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, wife of the late S. C. Collum, who died Monday night at 7 o’clock after an illness of several weeks, were held from the family home, 702 South Fifteenth street, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mrs. Collum was a member, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Collum was born in Lexington, Miss., but had resided in Corsicana since 1876. She had resided at the same home for approximately 40 years.

She was taken seriously ill four weeks ago but had rallied and until within a short time prior to her death was apparently steadily improving.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Church and Mrs. Sidney Story, both of Corsicana; two sons, L. W. Collum, Waco, and T. L. Collum, Syracuse, N. Y.; five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. E. A. Collum, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. S. Lumpkin, Hillsboro.

A quartette composed of Lloyd Kerr, Edgar Metcalf, Mrs. Joel C. Trimble and Miss Aleen Cheney furnished the music.

Pallbearers were L. A. Wortham, Lowry Martin, N. C. Pinkston, E. C. Sears, Harris Ransom and C. W. Redden.

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

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Ellender J. "Ellen" (Farmer) Green-Reeves
Aug 16, 1854 - Sep 3, 1931

Native of Navarro County Died Near Dawson Thursday

Mrs. Ellen Reeves aged 77 years, native of Navarro county, died at the family home eight miles north of Dawson in the Raleigh community Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock and the funeral was held Friday afternoon from the home, with interment in the Green cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, R. W. Reeves and a number of children and other relatives.

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

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Edna Earl (Gunn) Price
Aug 5, 1926 - Mar 6, 2018
 
Edna Earl Price, 91 of Pursley Community passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1926 in Dawson to William Clarence and Edna Gunn. She married C.W. Price Nov. 6, 1943. They enjoyed 60 wonderful years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.W. Price; parents, William and Edna Gunn; two brothers, DeWayne Gunn, William (Pete) Gunn and five sisters, Mayceil Cox, Eloise Bosley, Jude Rae, Myrtle Hairell and Dorothy Scoggins along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Chet Brake officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Ward, Joe Ward, Mike Murray, Scott Price, Chris Price and Sean Ontiveros. Following the service a meal will be served for the family at Pursley Missionary Baptist Church.

Notes:

  • w/o C. W. Price; d/o William Clarence Gunn & Edna (Riddle) Gunn
  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Daniel Dominguez Salgado
May 4, 1951 - Dec 11, 2017
Daniel Dominguez Salgado 66 passed away on Monday Dec. 11, 2017 in Fort Worth.
Daniel was born on May 4, 1951 in Cuautla Morelos, Mexico to Saulo Dominguez Avila and Maria de la Luz Salgado.
A resident of Fort Worth for the past 12 years, he lived in Corsicana prior to that. He loved music and playing guitar, he also enjoyed running, biking, swimming, baseball and soccer.
He was a member of Jehovah Witness
Services in Arlington.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, December 14, 2017
Submitted by Karen Rost
 


Doshia Mae Miller
abt 1941 - Dec 9, 2017

Doshia Mae Miller, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Trisun Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at Scott Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop K. D. Davis officiating.

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Kenneth Bruce "Rock" Derden
Jun 29, 1949 - Dec 26, 2017
 

Kenneth "Rock" Derden Of Corsicana passed away Dec. 26, 2017 with his children by his side.

He was loved dearly and never met a stranger. He was a joker and everyone who knew him knew he would tell some silly off the wall stories or jokes just to get a laugh.

In his younger years, he was given the nick name "Rock" and it stuck with him through out his life. When the name "Rock" was mentioned...everyone knew it was him.

He was in a band and loved to sing and play the guitar but as his illness progressed over the years he was unable to play. He was an artist and very creative and an awesome cook.

He was proceeded in death by his mother Nelly Holloway Morgan and his father Bruce Derden, and his uncle Roy Derden.

He is survived by his daughter Sarah Freeman and grandsons Tyler and Cody Williams; son Shane Derden and wife Kim and grandchildren Madison and Ethan Derden; daughter Tammy Sanches Miller and husband Terry and grandchildren Trey Schultz, Tiffany Schultz, Tanner Miller and Raven Miller; sister Carolyn Daugherty and nephew Justin of Missouri. He is also survived by a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. He was closest to Roy, Gary and Timmy Derden who weren't just cousins but more like brothers.

His children would like to ask that instead of flowers that donations be made to the Navarro food pantry and meals on wheels.

Those who would like to speak, tell a story or share a memory at his memorial please be prepared to do so, as we want this to be a happy memorial in his honor.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana, located at 5910 W. Hwy. 31 in Corsicana.

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Larry Duane Melton
Mar 22, 1937 - Feb 13, 2018

Larry Duane Melton, 80, of Emhouse passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born March 22, 1937 in Emhouse to Elijah and Maggie Stewart Melton.
He was raised in Emhouse and graduated from Emhouse High School in 1955. He married Jeanette Maggard in 1957. He retired from Texas Industries Cement Plant in Midlothian. He loved his family, his church family, The Lord's Prayer, The Bible, his farm and his dog, Emmitt with all his heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Maggie Melton; sisters, Maggie Marcene Melton, Essie Johnston and Sara Frances Rogers; brothers, Howard Melton and Elijah (Sonnie) Melton.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette Melton; son, Johnny Duane Melton and wife Laura (Lee); daughter, Karen (Melton) Blackwell and husband Steve of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kristopher Duane Melton and wife Christie (Navarro) Melton and Chad Melton and wife Sara (Nolasco) Melton; great-grandchildren, Andrew Melton, Elijah Melton, Rebecca Melton and Laine Daniel Melton; Brother, Thomas E. Melton and wife Patsy Kane (Gray) Melton of Midlothian and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Barnett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Emhouse United Methodist Church or to the Pattison Cemetery Association, c/o Jane Harris 8265 NW CR 1250, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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  • Emhouse High School 1955
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Jeanette (Maggard) Melton; s/o Elijah Melton & Maggie Josephine (Stewart) Melton

Willie Lee Wiese
May 9, 1943 - Feb 11, 2018

Willie Lee Wiese of Corsicana passed away at his home Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the age of 74. He was born in West to William "Bill" Wiese and Lydia Straut Wiese.
He worked for 40 years at Oil City Iron Works as a heavy equipment operator. Willie enjoyed watching western movies and television shows. Movies that included John Wayne and shows like Gun Smoke. He liked sitting on his porch picking out pecans and spending time visiting with family and friends. Willie was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Jimmy, Alvin, Mildred and Margie; daughter Peggy White and his wife Joyce Wiese who passed away in June 2015. He is survived by his children; Steve Young and wife J.J., Jerry Young and wife Debroah, Pamela Bryant, Nathan Young and wife Karon and Arleen Anderson and husband David; 13 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings; Helen McCoy, Eddie Ray Wiese and Leonard Wiese.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Owens officiating. Interment to follow at Eureka Cemetery with pallbearers being Juan Mendoza Jr., Cody Barber, Nathan Young II, Ray Childress, David Mendoza and James Trull.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • h/o Joyce Marie (Petty) Wiese; s/o William Gotleib "Bill: Wiese & Lydia Anne (Strauch) Wiese [bur at Gerald Cemetery, McLennan Co., TX]
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 12, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Esmerelda Vargas
abt 1988 - Jan 10, 2018

Esmerelda Vargas, 29, of Corsicana passed away in her home Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

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Carolyn Sue (Slate) Bancroft
Sept 30, 1940 - Jan 4, 2018

Mrs. Carolyn Sue Bancroft, 77, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. She was born on Sept. 30, 1940 in Corsicana to Earnest and Carol Hedge Slate. She attended Corsicana High School and graduated in 1958. She worked for Gibson's Pharmacy until it closed, and then worked as a teacher's aide for Mildred ISD, and retired after many years of service. She was a longtime member of Mildred Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Bancroft, Jr.; her parents and a sister, Ruth Slate.
She is survived by her son, Barry Bancroft and wife Andrea of Mildred; daughter, Lisa Broome and husband Lonnie of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Norma Fielding and husband Foster of Forney and Kay Rogers of Palestine; brother-in-law, Rodney Bancroft and wife Alice of Mildred and Charles Bancroft and wife Sherry of Roane and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Eureka Cemetery with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mildred ISD Education Foundation, 5475 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, Texas 75109.

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Mary Louise (Hadaway) Gordon
Oct 28, 1923 - Aug 1, 1996

Mary Louise Gordon, 72, of Corsicana, died August 1, 1996 in her residence.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gordon was born Oct. 28, 1923 in Iola.

She is survived by her brother, Jimmy Hadaway of Humble; two sisters, Ruth Davis of Bastrop, and Ruby March of Brenham; grandson, Steven Kuehn of Avalon, and great grandson, Justin Holloy of Avalon.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robin Melinda (Frisby) Sherman-Fuller
Dec 5, 1955 - Dec 16, 2017


Surrounded by her beloved family, Robin Melinda Sherman Fuller died in the comfort of her home on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at age 62, following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Robin was born on Dec. 5, 1955, at Clark Air Force Base in Pampanga, Philippines, to her parents, the late Colonel Bob Roy and Martha Christine (Montgomery) Frisby.
Through growing up in the Air Force, Robin had the opportunity to travel to, and live, all over the world. Some of her favorite homes were in Germany, Vacaville, California, and Mascoutah, Illinois, where she graduated from Mascoutah High School in 1974. Robin graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from University of Texas in Austin in 1977, and later earned her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in 2003.
Robin married Patrick Sherman on Dec. 31, 1980, and then over their 22 years of marriage, had daughters Rachel and Anna. They lived in Corsicana, from 1980 to 89, and Pagosa Springs, Colorado from 1989 to 92, when they moved to Show Low, Arizona.
In Corsicana, Robin was very involved in community musical theater, as well as women's Bible studies. Robin taught special education in all three cities, as well as taught music in Pagosa Springs, and after earning her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling, worked as a counselor at the Women's Hope Pregnancy Center in Show Low, as well as volunteered her time offering pastoral and personal counseling. She had a passion for helping people find healing and freedom through counseling and prayer ministry, especially young women. Robin made a huge impact in the community-everywhere from counseling, fostering babies, inviting people into her home, and constantly being a mother to the motherless.
In April of 2004, Robin married Jeff Fuller, and gained three self-proclaimed "bonus kids," Zach, Kelci, and Emma, that she loved dearly as her own. Over the past 13 years, Jeff and Robin served on their church worship teams, traveled and adventured together, loved kayaking and camping, and created a loving, warm home for not only their family, but for friends and anyone who needed a safe haven.
Robin loved music, reading, bird-watching, cooking, hosting, worshiping, studying The Bible, women's ministry, sunsets, and soaking up God's beauty in nature. She said that her most prized job in life was being a wife and mother, and sharing the hope and love of Jesus- both of which she did incredibly well, and will always be remembered for her selfless, Jesus-centered love.
Robin is survived by her husband of 13 years, Jeffrey Alan Fuller of Show Low, Arizona, and their five children and their families,
Rachel and Conrad Oliver of Denver, Colorado; Zachary Fuller and his fiancé, Kathy Ramirez of San Tan Valley, Arizona; Kelci Fuller of Portland, Oregon; Anna and Kirby Elkins of Phoenix, Arizona (who are expecting the family's first grandchild, Keldon Elkins, due in June of next year) and Emma Fuller of Flagstaff, Arizona.
She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Charles Wynkoop of Mansfield, and her ex-husband of 22 years, Patrick Sherman of Phoenix, Arizona.
Robin's family are incredibly thankful for all of the prayers and support they have received during this difficult time.
A Celebration of Life will be held in mid-January, 2018, details to be announced.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low handled the arrangements.

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