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Creed Taylor Archer
Dec 27, 1856 - Sep 30, 1932

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN CORPUS CHRISTI

C. T. Archer, aged 77 years, died at his home in Corpus Christi Friday morning, according to a message received by L. W. Ashmore from his brother, L. J. Ashmore, of Corpus Christi.

Mr. Archer is a former resident of this city but has been residing in Corpus Christi for the past fifteen years. He is survived by his wife and four brothers.

The body will arrive in Corsicana Saturday afternoon at 5:40 o’clock over the Southern Pacific Line.

The funeral will be held direct from the train with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. J. W. Bergin pastor of the First Methodist church here, will conduct the services.

The pall bearers will be Walter Seelig, S. W. Burdine, A. B. Haslam, Edgar Metcalf, Hugh Stewart and Jim Pugh.

The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral arrangements.

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BURIAL OF FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT HERE LATE SATURDAY

Funeral services for C. T. Archer, aged 77 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died at his home in Corpus Christi Friday morning, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon, where burial will be made.

The body will be taken direct to the cemetery from the 5:40 Southern Pacific train. Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the services.

Mr. Archer had resided in Corpus Christi 15 years.

Surviving are his wife and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Walter Seelig, S. W. Burdine, A. B. Haslam, Edgar Metcalf, Hugh Stewart and Jim Pugh.

The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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Mollie C. (Sasser) Archer
Aug 11, 1860 - Jan 13, 1944

Funeral Services For Mrs. Archer Are Held On Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Archer, age 84 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Corpus Christi Wednesday night were held Friday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

No near relatives survive.

Pallbearers were Oscar Ashmore, John Hutchins, Elbert Neely, H. D. Stewart, Jack Haslam and Joe Rheaders.

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Berry Jackson Nowell
Dec 25, 1851 - Oct 31, 1932

AGED MAN FOUND DEAD IN BED EARLY HOUR ON MONDAY

Berry Jackson Nowell, aged 80 years, died at his home in the Zion’s Rest community during the night and the funeral will be held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. O. T. Nowell, ---College Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. His lifeless body was found early Monday morning in bed. Judge Sam B. Jordan, justice of the peace, viewed the body but did not return a coroner’s verdict. Judge Jordan said death apparently was the result of natural causes.

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

Mr. Nowell was a native of Mississippi.

Surviving are two sons, Leslie Nowell, Athens, and Percy Nowell, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. O. T. Nowell and Mrs. W. H. Duncan, both of Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Volney Newman
Jul 9, 1855 - Oct 26, 1932

ANOTHER PIONEER OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED LAST NIGHT

BOLNEY NEWMAN WILL BE BURIED FROM T. W. LOVETT HOME FRIDAY MORNING

Bolney Newman, aged 77 years, died at 305 West Seventh Avenue Wednesday night at 11 o’clock following a lingering illness and the funeral will be held from the home of his niece, Mrs. T. W. Lovett, 615 West Seventh avenue, Friday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

He was a native of Mississippi but had resided in Navarro county since his boyhood. He had lived in Corsicana for the past 30 years.

Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Lovett, Corsicana; Mrs. Agnes Stephens, Gainesville; Mrs. Ralph Beaton, Dallas; and Mrs. W. R. Holsey, New Boston; and four nephews, C. L. Witherspoon and Ford Witherspoon, both of San Antonio; and Lloyd and J. C. Newman, both of Powell.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 27, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Co. 1 2nd Tex. Inf. Spanish American War (Single); s/o John McCullum Newman & Mary Jane (Higdon) Newman buried in Old Chatfield cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BOLNEY NEWMAN ON FIRDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Bolney Newman, aged 77 years, who died at 305 West Seventh avenue, Wednesday night at 11 o’clock, were held from the home of his niece, Mrs. T. W. Lovett, 615 West Seventh avenue, Friday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Mr. Newman was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in Navarro county practically all of his life. He had lived in Corsicana for the past 30 years.

He was a Spanish-American War veteran.

Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Lovett, Corsicana; Mrs. Agnes Stephens, superintendent of the State Girls’ Training School, Gainesville; Mrs. Ralph Beaton, Dallas; and Mrs. W. R. Holsey, New Boston; and four nephews, C. L. Witherspoon and Ford Witherspoon both of San Antonio, and Lloyd Newman and J. S. Newman, both of Powell.

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

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Lydia V. (Rybar) Ball
Dec 31, 1879 - Jul 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING MRS. LYDIA BALL

Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Ball, aged 52 years, wife of William Ball, 1015 South Fourteenth street who died Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tucker, Pentecostal minister, assisted by Rev. Kennedy, pastor of the United Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Misses Lydia and Ruby May Ball, both of Los Angeles, Calif; and Mrs. Ruth McKennon, Corsicana; three sons, Edwin, Melvin and Marion Lee Ball, all of Corsicana; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. W. L. Kirk, Edgar Metcalf and Lloyd Kerr sang.

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Dean Jackson Mathis, Jr.
Nov 5, 1922 - Sep 11, 1932

Little Boy Died Early Sunday And Buried in Oakwood

D. J. Mathis, Jr., aged 10 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Mathis, 915 South Twenty-eighth street, died Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock and the funeral was held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made.

The services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Burgess, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are the parents and two brothers, R. T. and E. C. Mathis.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 12, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Dean Jackson Mathis, Sr. & Mamie Lee (Underwood) Mathis buried in Resthaven memorial park, Corsicana, Tx.

Sarah Annie (Woolton) Jones
Oct 6, 1861 - Jul 9, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY SATURDAY

Mrs. Sarah Anna Jones, aged 70 years, native of Georgia, but resident of Corsicana for 60 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Jones, 636 North Commerce street, Saturday morning at 1 o’clock and the funeral was held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. She was the widow of the late C. L. Jones.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. K. Marney, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jones of Corsicana and Mrs. K. E. Fannin, Waco; a son, Remus L. Jones, Corsicana.

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

Pallbearers were: P. H. Franklin, Willie McBroom, Tom McBroom, Paul Gladney, Herbert Gribble and B. V. Piper.

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Rebecca “Becky” (Tyner) Hartwell
Oct 15, 1866 - Oct 29, 1941

RESIDENT CORSICANA FORTY YEARS PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Rebecca Hartwell, aged 75 years, resident of Corsicana 40 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Wilson, 1421 West Tenth avenue, Wednesday morning at 1 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. C. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her daughter, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a niece, Mrs. Minnie McCutcheon, Houston, a nephew, Bob Tyner, Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Jim Woodard, A. J. Howard, Everett Bradshaw, Joe Palmeri, John Yaden, A. H. Bonner and Jesse Hart.

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Elizabeth Annette “Nettie” (Carnes) Kelton
Jul 15, 1848 - Apr 29, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR MRS. KELTON

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Kelton, aged 84 years, who died suddenly about 9 o’clock Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Shelby at Temple, were held Monday morning at Dallas with interment in Oakwood cemetery beside her late husband, Mrs. Kelton’s home was in Seattle, Washington, but she formerly had resided in Hill, Navarro, Ellis and Dallas counties. She was a native of Tennessee and was the daughter of Dr. Carnes, president and one of the founders of the University of Tennessee.

Surviving are five sons, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Sr., Corsicana; Dr. Walter Kelton, Seattle, Wash.; Horace A. Kelton, San Antonio; Alva Kelton, Dallas; and Will W. Kelton, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Shelby, Temple, and Mrs. Charles Erickson, Seattle, Wash.; seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana and Brewer Funeral company of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 2, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Peay Kelton; d/o Dr. William Davis Carnes & Elizabeth (Billingsley) Carnes
  • ( Obit says buried in Oakwood – all other records say buried in Oakland cemetery, Dallas, Tx.)

Herbert Lester Green
Aug 24, 1895 - Jun 3, 1932

BURIAL H. L. GREEN SATURDAY AFTERNOON OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Herbert Lester Green aged 30 years, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., who had resided here about a year will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery Green’s body was found about 11:30 o’clock Friday morning in a local hotel.

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

Surviving are three brothers, K. V. Green, Crawfordsville, Ark., L. F. Green and F. T. Green, both of Anguilla, Miss., and two sisters, Mrs. S. J. Thigpen and Mrs. Estelle Brashears, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Kelly McKeown, A. G. Elliott, Roy Peebles, Ted Ferguson, E. D. McCarver, and Bob Sizemore.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 4, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Joseph “Joe” Green & Augusta (Brown) Green per death certificate (sister Estelle Brashear death certificate says Augusta White)

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON SATURDAY FOR H. L. GREEN

Funeral services for Herbert L. Green, 36, who died Friday morning in a local hotel, were held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are three brothers, K. V. Green, Crawfordsville, Ark., L. F. Green and F. T. Green, both of Anguilla, Miss., and two sisters, Mrs. S. J. Thigpen and Mrs. Estelle Brashears, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Kelly McKeown, A. G. Elliott, Roy Peebles, Ted Ferguson, E. D. McCarver, and Bob Sizemore.

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Upton Blair Hall
Dec 15, 1874 - Jul 4, 1932

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED HERE ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Upton Hall, native of Corsicana and resident here for many years, who died in Fort Worth Monday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon where interment was made. He had resided in Fort Worth for several years. The body arrived on the 1:24 afternoon Southern Pacific Lines train and was carried immediately to the cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Annie M. Hall, Eastland; a sister, Mrs. Effie Hall Lewis, Eastland; an aunty, Mrs. Mary E. Kerr, Corsicana; and two cousins, Mrs. M. E. Woodrow and Jim Kerr both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. O. Blanding, F. C. Paul, Allen Edens, W. M. Thompson, C. G. Davidson and Dr. L. C. Polk.

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

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Missouri Ella Fair (White) Johnston
Nov 6, 1868 – Mar 15, 1932

SISTER CORSICANA MAN DIED POWELL TUESDY AFTERNOON

KERENS, Mar. 15.—(Spl.)—Mrs. W. T. Johnston, aged 63, of Powell, died at the home of her daughter, Miss Ethel Johnston, here Tuesday afternoon at 12:10 o’clock following an illness of 14 days and the funeral will be held from the Johnston residence here Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery at Corsicana, Rev. W. A. Corkern, Baptist minister, will conduct the services in the absence of Rev. J. N. Everhard, Presbyterian minister, Mrs. Johnston had been a member of the Presbyterian church since childhood.

She had resided in Powell for 30 years with the exception of a short time in Kerens.

Surviving are her husband, W. T. Johnston, Powell; four daughters, Mrs. Johnnie McFadden, Powell; Mrs. Charles Hervey, San Benito; Miss Ethel Johnston, Kerens, and Miss Bess Johnston, Powell; three sons, Roland Johnston, Dallas; Andrew Johnston, Tyler, and Carl Johnston, Powell; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. L. Freeman and Mrs. Babe Lumley, both of Sacramento, Cal., and three brothers, George Leonard, Corsicana; Ed Leonard, Amarillo, and A. B. White, El Dorado.

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BURIAL OF POWELL WOMAN TOOK PLACE OAKWOOD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Johnston, aged 63 years, of Powell, who died in Kerens shortly afternoon Tuesday following an illness of two weeks, were held from the residence of her daughter, Miss Ethel Johnston, at Kerens Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery here. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Corken, pastor of the Kerens Baptist church. Mrs. Johnston had been a member of the Presbyterian church for many years.

Mrs. Johnston had resided in the Powell community for about 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, W. T. Johnston, Powell; four daughters, Mrs. Johnnie McFadden, Powell; Mrs. Charles Hervey, San Benito; Miss Ethel Johnston, Kerens, and Miss Bess Johnston, Powell; three sons, Roland Johnston, Dallas; Andrew Johnston, Tyler, and Carl Johnston, Powell; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. L. Freeman and Mrs. Babe Lumley, both of Sacramento, Cal., and three brothers, George Leonard, Corsicana; Ed Leonard, Amarillo, and A. B. White, El Dorado.

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Margaret (Teas) Livengood
Apr 10, 1871 - Jun 22, 1932

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED IN FT. WORTH EARLY WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. T. C. Livengood, aged 65 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died in Fort Worth Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock, will be held from the residence of W. M. Elliott, 740 West Second avenue Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The body was returned to Corsicana early Wednesday afternoon from Fort Worth by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home which is directing the arrangements.

The services will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Livengood had been visiting in Fort Worth for the past three months. She had been in ill health for some time.

Surviving are three sons, Tom and Gus Livengood, both of Corsicana and Riggs Livengood, Houston; mother, Mrs. Ruth Teas, Corsicana; two brothers, Gus Teas, Fort Worth and Bob Teas, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. H. S. Anderson, Dallas; Mrs. J. C. Wilson, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. J. S. Hallman, Alvarado.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. LIVENGOOD WERE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. T. C. Livengood, aged 61 years, resident of Corsicana, who died at Fort Worth early Wednesday morning, were held from the residence of W. M. Elliott, 749 West Second Avenue, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Mrs. Livengood had been in ill health for some time. She was visiting relatives in Fort Worth.

Surviving are three sons, Tom and Gus Livengood, both of Corsicana and Riggs Livengood, Houston; mother, Mrs. Ruth Teas, Corsicana; two brothers, Gus Teas, Fort Worth and Bob Teas, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. H. S. Anderson, Dallas; Mrs. J. C. Wilson, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. J. S. Hallman, Alvarado.

Music was furnished by Mrs. J. S. Murchison, Mrs. Walter Fendley, C. L. Knox and Edgar Metcalf.

Pallbearers were E. Y. Cunningham, Walter Caldwell, J. L. McClary, Cal E. Kerr, Allen Edens, A. N. Justiss, George E. Jester, Chas. H. Mills, J. D. Cunningham and Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr.

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

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Mary Emma (Rowe) Touchstone
Dec 18, 1859 - Nov 25, 1939

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY WAS BURIED SUNDAY

MRS. J. C. TOUCHSTONE, NATIVE TEXAN, PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Mrs. J. C. Touchstone, aged 79 years, native Texan and long-time resident of Corsicana, died here Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, Episcopal minister.

Surviving are three brothers, Sam Rowe and James Rowe both of Kerens, and Dr. R. J. Rowe, Kaufman; three sisters, Mrs. R. S. Vandiver, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie DuCoing and Mrs. I. N. Palmer, both of Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. K. W. Rowe, Kerens; Cliff Coates, Kerens; Chester Ray, Kerens; Dr. R. J. Rowe, Jr., Kaufman; Cullen Dunn, J. T. Rasco, Romie Lee Rasco, Wade Smith and Less DuCoing, Houston.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 27, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jonas C. Touchstone married Dec. 7, 1882; d/o Robert Jarman Rowe, Dr. and Mary Frances “Fannie” (Evans) Rowe

Minnie Ruth (Fisher) Mullican-Gober-Hanna-Roberts
Mar 13, 1883 - Aug 17, 1960

Mrs. Roberts Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Roberts, 77, Skeet Club road, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10:30 a. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Reynolds, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, and Emmett Northcutt.

A native of Colorado, Mrs. Roberts had resided in Corsicana for 42 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, Russell Gober, Houston, and Tarleton Goberr, Lufkin; a step-son, J. M. Mullican, Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. A. G. Stacks, Bristol, and Mrs. Bessie Parks, Carrollton; 10 grandchildren, a brother, Rev. L. H. Newcomb, Monroe, La.; a sister, Mrs. Isabell Harshaw, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. V. Fullerton, Louis Brown, Travis Arnett, A. R. Cravens, Dub Pritchett and Rufus Pevehouse.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 18, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Franklin Mullican married Jul. 1, 1897 2nd husband Robert L. Gober 3rd husband Isaac Clayborn married Oct. 6, 1923 4th husband James Melvin Roberts; d/o John L. Fisher and Lovey Jane/Jennie L. (Davis) Fisher-Newcomb

James Melvin Roberts
Jan 31, 1879 - Jan 17, 1964

J. M. Roberts Expires Friday

J. M. Roberts, 84, died in Memorial hospital early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Russell Gober, Houston, and Tarleton Gober, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. A. G. Stacks, Bristol, and Mrs. Bessie Parks, Carrolton, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 17, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Florence Belle (Ramsey) Roberts married Apr. 4, 1898 2nd wife Minnie Ruth (Fisher) Mullican-Gober-Hanna-Roberts; s/o Joseph Manning Roberts & Susan Belle (Long) Roberts

Marion Joe Holloway
Dec 22, 1931 - Jul 29, 1932

Little Child Died Early Friday; Burial Saturday Afternoon

Marion Joe Holloway, seven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Holloway died at 923 West Fifteenth avenue Friday morning at 6 o’clock and the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are the parents, and three brothers, Miller, Neal and Calvin Holloway.

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

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Little Child Was Buried in Oakwood Cemetery Saturday

Funeral services for Marion Joe Holloway, seven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Holloway, 923 West Fifteenth avenue, who died early Friday, were held Saturday afternoon from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and three brothers, Miller, Neal and Calvin Holloway.

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

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Sarah Corinne “Sallie C.” (Scales) Smith
Jan 9, 1853 - Oct 22, 1932

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN DIED SATURDAY MORNING

MRS. F. R. SMITH WILL BE BURIED FROM FAMILY HOME HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. F. R. Smith, aged 70 years, wife of the late Rice Smith, died at her home, 1531 West Fifth avenue, Saturday morning at 9 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Smith was a native of North Carolina. She came to Navarro county when three years of age with her parents, the late Capt. and Mrs. J. M. Scales. She had resided in Corsicana 55 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ben F. Guynes, Chatfield; Mrs. A. N. Willis, Monroe, La.; Mrs. M. J. McMullan, Corsicana; and Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, Wichita Falls; two sons, Wade Smith and Tracy Smith, both of Corsicana. A son, R. M. Smith, died several months ago. Mrs. Smith is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. G. A. DeWitt, El Paso; Mrs. A. W. Scales, Waco; and D. F. Singleton, Austin; and a number of other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct 22, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Farquhard Rice “F. R.” Smith married Jun. 11, 1871; d/o Sgt. James Martin Scales & Ruth Searcy (Slater) Scales

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. F. R. SMITH

Funeral services for Mrs. F. R. Smith, aged 79 years, native of North Carolina, but resident of Corsicana 55 years, who died at the family home, 1531 West Fifth avenue, Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, were held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. smith was the daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. J. M. Scales.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ben F. Guynes, Chatfield; Mrs. A. N. Wills, Monroe, La.; Mrs. M. J. McMullan, Corsicana, and Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, Wichita Falls; two sons, Wade and Tracy Smith, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. G. A. DeWitt, El Paso; Mrs. A. W. Scales, Waco; and Mrs. D. F. Singleton, Austin.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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

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John Graham Welch
Mar 5, 1897 - Aug 1, 1932

GRAHAM WELCH DIED MONDAY MORNING IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Graham Welch, 38, resident of Corsicana for the past nine years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning at 6:30 o’clock following a brief illness. He was admitted to the hospital about midnight Sunday night.

No funeral arrangements had been made early Monday afternoon pending the arrival of his wife who is en route from Kerrville to Corsicana, but it is expected the funeral will be held here sometime Tuesday afternoon with interment here.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. E. F. Welch, Bonham; father, J. C. Welch, Oklahoma City; two brothers, F. W. Welch, Mexia, and O. P. Welch, Denison; and two sisters, Mrs. Grant Farmer, Bonham, and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Marshall.

Funeral arrangements will be made by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GRAHAM WELCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Graham Welch, 46, who died in a local hospital early Monday morning, will be held from the family residence, 214 West Third avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, father, J. C. Welch, Oklahoma City; mother, Mrs. E. F. Welch, Bonham; two brothers, F. W. Welch, Mexia, and O. P. Welch, Denison; and two sisters, Mrs. Grant Farmer, Bonham, and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Marshall.

Pallbearers will be Kit Carson, Al Keenan, Pete O’Daniel, Cullen Dunn, Burleigh Butler, F. A. Pierce, Dr. W. K. Logsdon and Bell White.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Graham Welch Was Buried In Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday

Funeral services for Graham Welch, 46, who died early Monday were held Tuesday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, father, J. C. Welch, Oklahoma City; mother, Mrs. E. F. Welch, Bonham; two brothers, F. W. Welch, Mexia, and O. P. Welch, Denison; two sisters, Mrs. Grant Farmer, Bonham, and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Marshall.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Fannie Lee Cheney
Feb 6, 1862 - Jul 11, 1932

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED MONDAY; FUNEAL TUESDAY

Miss Fannie Cheney, aged 70 years, 215 South Twentieth street, native of Georgia, but resident of Corsicana for 45 years, died Monday noon following an illness of six months.

Surviving are two brothers, Will Cheney, Athens, a resident of Corsicana until a short time ago, and Joe Cheney, Birmingham, Ala., and a number of relatives who reside here.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Miss Cheney’s body will be at the residence of Mrs. F. N. Cheney, 1541 West Fourth avenue until the funeral hour.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS CHENEY AT 5 P.M. TUESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Fannie Cheney, aged 70 years, 215 South Twentieth street, who died Monday noon following an illness of six months, will be held from the First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. She was a native of Georgia, but had resided in Corsicana for 45 years, and was well known in this community.

Miss Cheney’s body was at the residence of Mrs. F. N. Cheney, 1541 West Fourth avenue, until the funeral hour.

Surviving are two brothers, Will Cheney, Athens, until recently a Corsicana resident, and Joe Cheney, Birmingham, Ala., and a number of relatives here.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Jeff D. Ray, Fort Worth Baptist minister, and Rev. E. R. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Pallbearers will be the following nephews:
Byron Cheney, Hood Cheney, R. R. Cooke, W. M. Davidson, Matt Sandwich, Frank Kelly, Preston Welch, J. K. Woods and Forrest Sweatmon.

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

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PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN WAS BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Miss Fannie Cheney, 70, 215 South Twentieth street, who died Monday noon, were held from the First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jeff D. Ray of Fort Worth and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Miss Cheney was a native of Georgia, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 45 years.

Surviving are two brothers, Will Cheney of Athens, until recently a resident of Corsicana, and Joe Cheney, Birmingham, Ala., and a number of relatives in Corsicana.

Pallbearers were the following nephews:
Byron Cheney, Hood Cheney, R. R. Cooke, W. M. Davidson, Matt Sandwich, Frank Kelly, Preston Welch, J. K. Woods and Forrest Sweatmon.

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

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Isaac Clayborn Hanna
Oct 13, 1870 - Jun 11, 1932

ISAAC C HANNA BURIED MONDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Isaac C. Hanna, aged 61 years, who died at his home, 500 East Tenth avenue, Saturday night, at 11:35 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Nazarene Church, corner North Ninth street and East First Avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. M. W. Burgess.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hanna, Corsicana and the following children; George Hanna, California; Mrs. Ella Pruitt, New Mexico; Noel Hanna, California; Mrs. Vivian George, Lubbock; Mrs. Agnes McMullen, Del Rio; Mrs. Christine Simms, California; Mrs. Irene Druery, California; Jarmon Hanna, California; Frank Mullican, Russell Gober and Tarlton Gober all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland 0 McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 13, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Elizabeth (Mullican) Hanna married Jun. 13, 1893 2nd wife Minnie Ruth (Fisher) Mullican-Gober-Hanna-Roberts married October 6, 1923; s/o Isaac A. Hannah & Sarah W. (Stewart) Hannah

Pansy (Touchstone) Blair-Foreman
Mar 9, 1888 - Jul 10, 1932

Painfully Injured In Auto Accident

Mrs. Pansy Touchstone Forman received several cuts about the face and head and Mrs. R. B. Blanding received numerous bruises in an automobile accident near the intersection of East First avenue and Highway 75 about 9:30 Thursday night.

The injured women were taken to the Corsicana Hospital and mon ambulance where they were given surgical attention, later being moved to their homes. They were reported resting well Friday.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR MRS. PANSY FORMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Pansy Touchstone Forman, aged 44 years, who died Sunday morning at 3 o’clock with pneumonia following the receiving of severe cuts and other injuries in an automobile accident Thursday night were held from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Touchstone, 1735 West Second avenue, Monday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Mrs. Forman was prominent in musical and literary circles here for years.

Mrs. Forman received injuries in an automobile accident near the intersection of National Highway 75 and East First avenue Thursday night. She was taken to a local hospital where she received treatment, later being taken to the family home. Pneumonia is reported to have developed Saturday.

Surviving are the parents and numerous relatives.

Pallbearers were Lowry Martin, W. P. McCammon, Robert Daniel, Lee Decoing, Roland Mays, Dr. Jonas Touchstone and Oscar Touchstone.

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

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

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Many Relatives and Friends Here Attend Funeral Mrs. Forman

When Mrs. Pansy Touchstone Forman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Touchstone, who died Sunday morning following an automobile accident, was laid to rest Monday morning, July 11, the following relatives and friends from out of the city were here to pay their last tribute of respect and love to her memory, Mrs. Minnie Ducovering and son, Lee Ducovering of Fort Worth; Mrs. Rufus Vandiver of the State Home, her son Rufus Vandiver of Dallas; Mrs. Charlie Ende and daughter, Clara Ende, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ford of Greenville; Mrs. Reta Mingus and Dr. Rowe and daughter, Arabel of Kaufman; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowe, Mrs. K. W. Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Coates and children, Mrs. R. B. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Ray, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Mays, Mrs. Lon Holt, Miss Dorothy Holt, Mrs. C. J. Hall, Robert Daniel, Mrs. J. E. Simmons of Kerens; Mr. and Mrs. Jonas S. Touchstone, Mr. O. O. Touchstone and daughter, Eleaner, Lucian Touchstone and Dr. J. L. Touchstone of Dallas.

The bereft and sorrowing mother and father are extended the heartfelt sympathy of their many Corsicana friends at this time of their great loss.

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Alice Frances Elliott
Mar 16, 1917 - Feb 3, 1932

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL DIED LAST NIGHT RESULT INFLUENZA

ALICE FRANCES ELLIOTT SUCCUMBS AFTER ILLNESS OF THREE DAYS

Alice Frances Elliott, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Elliott, 1433 West Collin street, died at the family residence Wednesday evening at 925 o’clock after a three days’ illness with influenza and the funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The young girl was a student in high school, having graduated from junior high school at midterm commencement exercises recently.

The services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister.

Surviving are her parents, two brothers, Spencer Elliott, Jr. and Billie Elliott; an aunt, Miss Lois Graham, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be Haden Upchurch, Homer Humphries, Avery Jackson, H. Thomas Adams, Jack Dulaney, Merlin Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers will be Merle Gibson, Gene Wright, Vivian Evetts, Mayme Fern Warren, Marjorie Foster, Mary Louise Borg, Ella Ruth Sims, Geraldine Sears, and all friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR HI SCHOOL GIRL

Funeral services for Alice Frances Elliott, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Elliott, 1433 West Collin street, who died at the family home Wednesday evening at 9:25 o’clock after a three days’ illness with influenza, were held from the Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the church.

The young girl was a student in senior high school, having graduated at the junior high school commencement exercises at mid-term several days ago.

Surviving are the parents and two brothers, Spencer Elliott, Jr. and Billie Elliott; an aunt, Miss Lois Graham, all of Corsicana; and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Haden Upchurch, Homer Humphries, Avery Jackson, H. Thomas Adams, Jack Dulaney, Merlin Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers were Merle Gibson, Gene Wright, Vivian Evetts, Mayme Fern Warren, Marjorie Foster, Mary Louis Borg, Ella Ruth Sims, Gerldine Sears, and all friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral home.

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Dorothy Loraine Price
Nov 8, 1924 - Jun 18, 1932

LITTLE TYLER GIRL WAS BURIED HERE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Dorothy Loraine Price, 8-year-old- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Price of Tyler, died in Tyler Saturday morning at 4:30 o’clock and the funeral was held from the W. H. Shugart home, 803 S. Fourteenth street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, five brothers, Donald, Robert, Thomas, Billie and Clifford Price, and a sister, Betty Price, all of Tyler.

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

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Mark Hendon
Aug 15, 1950 - May 18, 1932

PLEASANT GROVE RESIDENT THIRTY YEARS PASSES AWAY

Mark Hendon, aged 81, years, native of Alabama, but resident of the Pleasant Grove Community west of Corsicana since 1902, died at his home Tuesday night about midnight, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Pleasant Grove church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. C. S. Wright, presiding elder of the Corsicana Methodist district.

Mr. Hendon ws a life-long member of the Methodist church and was a steward for many years.

Surviving are ten children: Walter Hendon, Corsicana; E. D. Hendon, Corsicana; Grances Hendon, Corsicana; Mrs. M. Garnett, Emhouse; Mrs. M. C. Stover, Corsicana; Mrs. R. H. Carroll, Teague; Mrs. A. E. Cosby, Birmingham, Ala.; G. B. Hendon, Teague; John Hendon, Electra, and Mrs. J. O. McLelland, Kirvin; a number of grandchildren and a brother, J. M. Hendon, Birmingham, Ala.

Pallbearers were T. J. Garner, C. E. Love, E. F. Little, G. C. Cowden, F. C. Paul and Albert Young.

Singers were Lloyd Kerr, Miss Aline Cheney, Edgar Metcalf and Mrs. Boyce Martin.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 18, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Kassiah (Armstrong) Hendon married Nov. 9, 1871; s/o James Henderson Hendon & Didema Indianna (Smith) Hendon

Thomas Odie Carpenter
Jun 5, 1906 - Apr 23, 1932

T. O. CARPENTER DIES AS RESULT OF AUTO ACCIDENT

Thomas Od Carpenter, aged 24, died in the P. and S. hospital about 5:30 o’clock Saturday morning as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident just north of Corsicana Friday. Funeral services will be held from the home of his mother, Mrs. N. B. Carpenter, 901 North Twentieth street, at 10 o’clock Sunday morning with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Cecil Lonsford will conduct the services.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Thomas Jr. and Dorothy Gene; his mother, Mrs. N. B. Carpenter; five brothers, John L., Willie, Daniel, and L. L., all of Corsicana, and S. H. of Wichita Falls; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Stanley and Mrs. Katie Wood.

Pallbearers will be H. H. Goodman, W. C. Stanley, Harris Gibbs, Kelton Holloway, Herman Goodman, and Cecil Lonsford.

The Sutherland – McCammon funeral home will direct the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, April 23, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Giline/Saline (Rogers) Carpenter married Dec. 23, 1926; s/o Nathan Ben Carpenter & Emma (McKee) Carpenter

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ACCIDENT VICTIM WAS BURIED SUNDAY MORNING IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Thomas Ode Carpenter, aged 24 years, who died in the P. & S. Hospital Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Friday north of Corsicana, were held from the home of his mother, Mrs. N. B. Carpenter, 901 North Twentieth street, Sunday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Cecil Lonsford.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Thomas, Jr., and Dorothy Gene; his mother, five brothers, John L., Willie, Daniel and L. L. Carpenter, all of Corsicana, and C. H. Carpenter, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Stanley and Mrs. Katie Wood.

Pallbearers were H. H. Goodman, W. C. Stanley, Harris Gibbs, Kelton Holloway, Herman Goodman and Cecil Lonsford.

The Sutherland –McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Americus Newton “Remus” Jones
Mar 8, 1850 - Sep 25, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR REMUS JONES

Funeral services for Remus N. Jones, 85, well-known grocer, who died Tuesday night at 11 o’clock, were held from the family home, 600 North Commerce street, Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Jones was born in Alabama, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 58 years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Gribble, Corsicana; a son, Arthur Jones, Dallas; a brother, Barney A. Jones, Corsicana; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rubert Stell, Sr., J. M. Pugh, F. M. Holmes, O. E. Hyndman, Cal E. Kerr and S. M. Kerr.

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

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PIONEER CORSICANA MAN DIED TUESDAY; BURIAL THURSDAY

Remus N. Jones, aged 85 years, grocer, died at his home, 600 North Commerce street, Tuesday night at 11 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Gribble, Corsicana; a son, Arthur Jones, Dallas; a brother, Barney A. Jones, Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert Stell, Sr., J. M. Pugh, F. M. Holmes, O. E. Hyndman, Cal E. Kerr and S. M. Kerr.

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

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Charles Massie Beavens, Jr.
Apr 30, 1931 - May 1, 1932

BODY OF BABY TO BE BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL TUESDAY

Charles Massie Beavens, Jr., one-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Beavens of Port Arthur, died at the family home in Port Arthur Sunday morning at 10:45 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the residence of a grandmother, Mrs. J. E. Christian, 1311 West Second avenue, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Monday afternoon on the 5:11 o’clock northbound Southern Pacific Lines train.

Mrs. Beavens will be remembered as Miss Catherine Christian of Corsicana.

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

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BURIAL OF BABY TOOK PLACE HERE TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Charles Massie Beavens, Jr., one-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Beavens of Port Arthur, were held here Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of Mrs. J. E. Christian, 1311 West Second Avenue, grandmother of the little child, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

The little child died at the family home in Port Arthur Sunday morning. The body arrived in Corsicana late Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Beavens will be remembered as Miss Catherine Christian of Corsicana.

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

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George J. Erwin, Sr.
Apr 28, 1882 - Apr 25, 1932

VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK WAS BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for George J. Erwin, aged 50 years, 819 South Ninth street, who died at his home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock following a heart attack at noon Monday, were held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Ingle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Ishmaul, Italy, Juanity and George J. Erwin, Jr., all of Corsicana; three brothers, Tom Foy and Frank Erwin, all of Ardmore, Okla.

Pallbearers were A. B. Bynam, Dan Prewitt, Tom Smith, Joe Starnes, A. J. Gafford, and S. F. Bondurant.

The funeral was conducted by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 26, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Daisy Elizabeth (Bryant) Erwin-Hoggatt married June 26, 1910; s/o Oliver A. Erwin & Martha Clemite “Clemmie” (Little) Erwin

Theodore Eddis Hoggatt
Feb 10, 1898 - Jan 10, 1943

T. E. HOGGATT DIED SUNDAY NIGHT IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

T. E. Hoggatt, age 49 years, died Sunday night at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services are pending the arrival of a son, Donnell Hoggatt, but will be held from the Calvary Baptist church. Revs. J. J. Stone and Clyde Griffin will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Burl Hoggatt and Billy Hoggatt, U. S. Navy; Donnell Hoggatt, Camp Edwards Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Hagle, Eureka; his mother, Mrs. Allie A. Dillard, Corsicana; three brothers Beauford Dillard, Midlothian; Alton Dillard, Brenham; Chauncey Lee Dillard, U. S. Marines; three sisters, Mrs. L. O. Taylor, Corsicana; Mrs. E. L. Kelley, Houston; Mrs. Joe Fleeman, Midlothian, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 11, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Myrtle (Johnson) Hoggatt 2nd wife Daisy Elizabeth (Bryant) Erwin-Hoggatt; s/o Lee Hoggatt & Allie A (Pope) Hoggatt-Dillard

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Funeral Services For T. E. Hoggatt Be Held Thursday

Funeral services for T. E. Hoggatt, age 49 years, will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church. The funeral was postponed from Wednesday afternoon to await the arrival of a son, Donnell Hoggatt, Camp Edwards, Mass.

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Thomas Hicks “Tom” Walker
Oct 6, 1876 - May 12, 1932

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR TOM H. WALKER WHO DIED DALLAS

Funeral services for Tom H. Walker, age 54 years, who died in Dallas Thursday night, will be held at the Corley Funeral Home chapel Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood.

Surviving are one son, Lester Walker, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Esther Nell Walker, Corsicana; two brothers, Jim Walker and Lester Walker, both of Giddings.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR TOM H. WALKER

Funeral services for Tom H. Walker, aged 54 years, who died in Dallas Thursday night, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Lester Walker, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Esther Nell Walker, Corsicana; two brothers, Jim Walker and Lester Walker, both of Giddings.

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Ben Albert Howard
Oct 10, 1868 - Jun 19, 1932

BEN A. HOWARD DIED LAST NIGHT FUNERAL MONDAY

Ben A. Howard, aged 63 years, well-known real estate dealer here, died at his home 702 North Fourteenth street, Sunday night at 10:45 o’clock and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Church of Christ with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conduct6ed by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are four brothers, T. M. Howard, Fort Worth; J. P. Howard, Vian, Okla.; J. D. Howard, Krum, Texas, and R. J. Howard, Kenion, Tenn.

Pallbearers were Albert Brown, J. B. Bailey, T. H. Benton, J. D. Carroll, C. E. McWilliams and H. B, Bomar.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary (Goeke) Jones
Jul 23, 1896 - Jan 2, 1932

MRS. MARY JONES DIED SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Mary Jones, aged 35 years, wife of Homer Jones, died at 607 East Tenth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock and the funeral was held from the Methodist Protestant church Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. M. J. Parnell, assisted by Rev. J. W. Copeland, Methodist Protestant ministers.

Surviving are her husband; one brother, W. J. Goeke, Delia; and five sisters, Mrs. F. S. Dudley, Fort Worth; Mrs. Alice White, Coolidge; Mrs. Claud Robinson, Mexia; Miss Joan Goeke, Coolidge; and Miss Adele Goeke, Abilene.

Pallbearers were W. J. Goeke, Claud Robinson, Wade Jones, George Kuykendall, Aubrey Franklin and C. W. Washburn.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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John Bogner Miller
Oct 12, 1856 - Jun 23, 1932

J. B. MILLER DIED THURSDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL SATURDAY

WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF CORSICANA ILL ONLY A FEW DAYS

J. B. Miller, aged 75 years, well known resident of Corsicana for the past 12 years, formerly connected with the local Coca Cola Bottling Company, died at his home, 1702 Woodlawn, Thursday night at 11:30 o’clock, following an illness of only a few days, and the funeral will be held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Echols, Albuquerque, N. M., and several grandchildren.

Mr. Miller had long been a prominent member of the Masonic order of its various branches and was a member of Karem Temple, Waco.

Local Masonic bodies will have charge of the services at the grave.

Active pallbearers will be W. W. Harris, Tom Kirkham, Pat Brown, L. C. Morgan, R. D. Wright and T. W. Watson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the attending physicians, his intimate friends here and Masonic brethren of Waco.

Sam Helm will preside over the Masonic ceremonies.

The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Corley Funeral Home.

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Attention Masons.

Members of Corsicana Lodge, No. 174 A. F. and A. M., will assemble in lodge room at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, to conduct the funeral of Brother John B. Miller of Waco lodge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR PROMINENT MASON

Funeral services for J. B. Miller, aged 75 years, well known resident of Corsicana, who died at his home, 1702 Woodlawn, Thursday night at 11:30 o’clock following a short illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Echols, Albuquerque, N. M., and several grandchildren.

Mr. Miller had long been a prominent member of the Masonic order, and was a member of Karem Temple, Waco.

Local Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

Active pallbearers were W. W. Harris, Tom Kirkham, Pat Brown, L. C. Morgan, R. D. Wright and T. W. Watson.

Honorary pallbearers were attending physicians, his intimate friends and Masonic brethren of Waco.

Sam J. Helm presided over the Masonic ceremonies.

The Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Catherine S. “Kate” (Crabb) Walker
Apr 16, 1856 - Apr 5, 1932

AGED NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED EARLY TODAY

Mrs. W. E. Walker, aged 75 years, native of Navarro county, died at her home, 504 South Twentieth street Tuesday morning at 6:20 o’clock following a lingering illness, and the funeral will be held from the First Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Walker had been in failing health for the past six years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sam Beardslee, Cushing, Okla.; three sons, Harvey Walker, Huntington Beach, Calif.; J. E. Walker, Blooming Grove, and Charles Walker, Corsicana; several grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WALKER HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Walker, aged 75 years, native of Navarro county, who died Tuesday morning at her home, 504 South Twentieth street following a lingering illness, were held from the First Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sam Beardslee, Cushing, Okla.; three sons, Harvey Walker, Huntington Beach, Calif.; J. E. Walker, Blooming Grove, and Charles Walker, Corsicana; several grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Donald Smith, Jack Megarity, J. M. Taylor, Wes Redden, Elbert Neely and B. T. Tarbutton.

The Sutherland –McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Albert Arthur Allison, Jr.
Sep 6, 1913 - Jul 8, 1932

ALBERT ALLISON, VICTIM OF AUSTIN SHOOTING, BURIED

POPULAR CORSICANA YOUTH SLAIN BY NEGRO WHILE SEATED IN CAR

Funeral services for Albert A. Allison, Jr., aged 18 years, who was fatally shot in Austin Friday night were held from the family residence, 510 North Twenty-fifth street Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Moss, Rice, Methodist minister.

Allison and four other boys, Harry Granberry of Austin, formerly of Corsicana; John Mays, Corsicana; Derden Wofford, Austin, and Robert Cobb, Dallas, are reported to have been riding in Austin Friday night. Mr. Allison, father of the slain youth, stated that his son had just returned from a vacation to Galveston and arrived in Austin late Friday afternoon. He said his information was that his son was driving the car and that Albert Jr., drove the car into a ditch to avoid a collision with the car driven by Charles E. Johnson, 60 year old negro. The negro is reported to have stopped and engaged in a quarrel with the youths and the boys threw rocks at the negro’s car.

The negro drove off. The automobile occupied by the white boys then was gotten out of the ditch and proceeded down the street and was stopped near a light. The motor of the car driven by Allison was running and Allison was sitting at the wheel with his foot on the clutch and the car in gear when the negro drove alongside the car and fired, the bullet killing Allison and wounding Wofford in the arm.

Killed Instantly.
When Allison was shot, his foot slipped from the clutch of the car as the negro drove away hurriedly and the car in which Allison was sitting crashed into the curb across the street. As soon as the companions reached the car, the Corsicana youth had slumped over in the seat and apparently had been killed instantly. He was rushed to a hospital.

The negro was arrested Saturday morning, and made a statement to Austin officers, admitting he fired the shot that killed Allison. A formal complaint was filed for murder against the negro and the Travis grand jury, which adjourned several days ago, is scheduled to be recalled Monday to investigate the incidents surrounding the tragedy. The negro is reported to have claimed that the youths threw rocks at him before and after the shooting of Allison.

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Negro Identified.
The negro was identified by the companions of Allison.

Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Ed M. Polk, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Wright, Renssalear, Ind.; and Eloise Allison, Corsicana; and two brothers, Lod Allison and Kenneth Allison, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dr. Harry Ezell, W. H. Norwood, Charles Holloway, Arthur Caldwell, Beauford H. Jester, John Murray McGee, Liston Tatum and B. B. Munsey.

The body was returned to Corsicana late Saturday afternoon by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, which had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Singers were Mrs. M. S. Dockum, Mrs. Harry Williams, Lloyd Kerr and Robert E. Layton.

A large number of out of town friends were here for the services.

The following young friends of the deceased youth were named honorary pallbearers:

Harry Granberry, Johnny Mays, Derden Wofford, Garner Clark, Billy Delahay, Wayland Halbert, Will Hashop, Joe Hashop, Johnny Joseph, George Milburn, Duvall Williams, Fred Bookout, Marvin Nolen, Billy Binford, Johnny McKissack, Maco Stewart, Neal Owens, Mitchell Boyd, Dill Cole, Taylor Robinson, Billy Thomas, Billy Stamps, Guy Gibson, Jr., Billy Tatum, Clifford Haley, Clyde Stroud, Jr., Allen Edens, Jr., Phillip Gibson, Albert Young.

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William M. Wiggins
Dec 14, 1842 - Apr 3, 1932

WILLIAM WIGGINS, RESIDENT HERE FOR HALF CENTURY, DIES

NATIVE OF CORK, IRELAND, NINETY YEARS OLD AT TIME OF HIS DEATH

William Wiggins, aged 90 years, native of Cork, Ireland, but resident of Corsicana for more than 50 years, died at his home, 103 East First avenue, Sunday evening at 6:30 o’clock following a lingering illness, and the funeral was held from the family home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Wiggins came to Corsicana on the first passenger train that arrived in this section. He conducted a sawmill for a number of years, but had been retired from active business for some time.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Redden, Corsicana; four sons, R. W. Wiggins, Corsicana; Charles Wiggins, San Antonio; T. J. Wiggins, Longview, and H. S. Wiggins, Luling; four grandchildren, a sister, Miss Jennie Wiggins, Boston, Mass.; and a number of nieces and nephews who reside at New Westminister, British Columbia, Canada.

Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins were married here 50 years ago last December.

Pallbearers were George Campbell, Harry Pollock, John Redden, Wes Redden, Zelma Hedrick, Eddie Childress, John Carson and Al Sowell.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 4, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Arrived in Corsicana on the first passenger train coming to Corsicana h/o Mary Frances (Lewis) Wiggins married Dec. 4, 1881

Louise H. “Lou” (Camp) Westmoreland-Willis
Feb 22, 1842 - Apr 17, 1932

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN CHICKASHA SUNDAY

Mrs. Lou H. Willis, former resident of Corsicana, died at her home in Chickasha, Okla., Sunday and the funeral was held at Chickasha Monday afternoon. The body will be brought overland to Corsicana and interment will be made at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock under the direction of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Mrs. Willis moved to Oklahoma a number of years ago.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Livermore of Chickasha, who formerly was Mrs. Spencer Blackmon of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Ben Blackmon, E. Y. Cunningham, Walter Blackmon, Murphy Williams, Allyn Lang and C. L. Terry.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 18, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Harrison Westmoreland 2nd husband James M. Willis d/o Benjamin Camp and Winifred Washington (Arnold) Camp

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BURIAL TUESDAY AFTERNOON HERE FOR MRS. WILLIS

Interment for Mrs. Lou H. Willis of Chickasha, Okla., who died Sunday , was made in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock under the direction of Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home. The funeral services were held in Chickasha Monday afternoon and the body was brought overland to Corsicana.

Mrs. Willis resided in Corsicana for a number of years prior to moving to Oklahoma.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Livermore, Chickasha, Okla., formerly Mrs. Spencer Blackmon of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Ben Blackmon, E. Y. Cunningham, Walter Blackmon , Murphy Williams, Allyn Lang and C. L. Terry.

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Cecilia C. (Flynne) Garrett
Sep 2, 1866 - Apr 7, 1941

MRS. O. H. GARRETT DIED IN FT. WORTH BURIAL BE HERE

Mrs. O. H. Garrett died in Fort Worth Monday night at 11 o’clock. Funeral services will be held in Fort Worth Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at noon. Short services will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving is a daughter, Julia Garrett.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. O. H. GARRETT WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. O. H. Garrett who died in Fort Worth Monday night were held in Fort Worth Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock. Brief services were held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at noon by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving is a daughter, Julia Garrett.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the local arrangements.

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Sallie (Webb) Littman
Oct 15, 1897 - Feb 11, 1932

POPULAR CORSICANA WOMAN DIED AFTER SHORT ILLNESS

MRS. SALLIE WEBB LITTMAN PASSED AWAY LATE THURSDAY; BURIED FRIDAY

Mrs. Sallie Webb Littman, aged 34 years, died at the family residence, 1109 West Fourth Avenue, Thursday evening at 6:30 o’clock following a short illness, and the funeral services were conducted from the family home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Littman was a member of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband H. B. Littman; father, J. R. Webb and a sister, Miss Edna Webb, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Charles Bee, Ed Womack, G. H. Ferrell, Robert Cason, Will Finley and J. H. Bryant.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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Margaret (Webb) McNerney
Apr 7, 1875 - Dec 2, 1963

Mrs. McNerney Expires Monday

Mrs. T. B. McNerney, 89, of 1105 West Fourth avenue, suffered a heart attack Monday afternoon and died shortly after arriving at Navarro Clinic.

Native of Brandonburg, Ky., she had resided in Corsicana for the past 27 years.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Stephen L. Massie, interim pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Shelby Hicks, Charlie Bee, Roy Harrison, Albert Fullerton, Frank Crowley, Dallas and Harry Clowe.

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Mrs. McNerney Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. T. B. McNerney, 89, of 1105 West Fourth avenue, who died Monday afternoon of a heart attack were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Stephen L. Massie, interim pastor of First Christian church.

Native of Brandonburg, Ky., Mrs. McNerney had resided in Corsicana for 27 years.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Shelby Hicks, Charlie Bee, Roy Harrison, Albert Fullerton, Frank Crowley and Harry Clowe.

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Dora Ellis (Hunter) Walton
Jul 21, 1873 - May 21, 1932

Ft. Worth Woman Was Buried Here At Noon Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Walton who died in Fort Worth Sunday were held at Oakwood cemetery Monday at noon where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the local Church of Christ Church.

The body was brought overland to Corsicana.

Surviving are several children.

The funeral arrangements here were directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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Vadie Mae Gafford
Aug 23, 1929 - Apr 19, 1932

Little Girl Died In Local Hospital Tuesday Morning

Vadie Mae Gafford, aged two years and eight months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gafford, 218 West Twelfth avenue, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence of J. M. Blake, 1409 West Tenth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and a half-sister, Pearl Elizabeth Gafford.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Funeral Is Held Wednesday For Two Year Old Girl

Funeral services for Vadie Mae Gafford, aged two years and eight months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gafford, 218 West Twelfth avenue, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock, were held from the residence of J. M. Blake, 1409 West Tenth Avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and a half-sister, Pearl Elizabeth Gafford.

The Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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Amanda Elizabeth (Allsup) Kennedy
Jun 1845 - Apr 20, 1932

Former Resident Of Corsicana Died In Teague Tuesday

Mrs. A. E. Kennedy, aged 88 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, now of Teague, died at the home of her son, Neal Kennedy at Teague Tuesday night and the funeral services were held at Teague Wednesday. The body was brought overland and a short service was held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are two sons, Will Kennedy, Corsicana, and Neal Kennedy, Teague.

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

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Ida (Phillips) Mullenix
Feb 12, 1904 - May 7, 1957

Mrs. Mullenix Expires Tuesday

Mrs. E. H. Mullenix, 53, native of Tennessee, died at the family home, 615 West First avenue, Tuesday.

Funeral services are planned Thursday at 10:30 a. m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth avenue Church of Christ, and Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist church in Streetman. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Guy and Morris Mullenix, all of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Mabel Beaty, Nashville, Tenn.; Miss Sue Gray Mullenix, Corsicana; Mrs. G. B. Gillen, Abilene; Mrs. G. W. Brown, Emhouse, and Mrs. D. C. Wilcox, Corsicana, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carlton Thompson, Jim Frazier, J. L. Wilcox, Bill Baggett, Owen Mullenix and Alden Wilcox.

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W. R. McKee
Feb 8, 1873 - Mar 21, 1932

TYLER MAN DIED HERE MONDAY; BE BURIED TUESDAY

W. R. McKee, aged 59 years, of Tyler, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Emma Carpenter, 901 N. Twentieth street, Monday morning at 8:15 o’clock, and the funeral will be held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Carpenter, Corsicana; and two brothers, Charles McKee, Blackwood, Texas, and Thomas McKee, Wood county; and other relatives.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 21, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; s/o Daniel J. McKee & Julia (Arrington) McKee ( assumed he is William Robert McKee after William Robert Arrington-grandfather)

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TYLER MAN DIED HERE MONDAY; WAS BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for W. R. McKee, aged 59 years, of Tyler, who died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Emma Carpenter, 901 North Twentieth street, Monday morning at 8:15 o’clock, were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Carpenter, Corsicana; and two brothers, Charles McKee, Blackwood, Texas and Thomas McKee of Wood County.

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

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John Robert Davidson
Mar 18, 1932 - Mar 20, 1932

Corsicana Friends Robert Davidsons Saddened by Death

The hearts of the many friends and loved ones of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davidson of Dallas who had rejoiced Saturday upon hearing of the arrival Friday night of a baby boy, John Robert, who was born at 7:30 at the Navarro Clinic, were saddened to the fullest extent when the news was received Sunday of the death of the little fellow, barely a day old. His little soul took its flight to the dear God who gave it, at 6 a.m. Sunday, and the remains of the little darling were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, after a short funeral service at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Kent, at 4 p.m.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereft parents, and other members of the family who are deeply grieved over his loss.

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John R. Cooper
Apr 26, 1874 - Jun 3, 1932

STREETMAN BANK PRESIDENT DIES OF HEART ATTACK

STREETMAN, June 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for J. R. Cooper, aged 68 years, president of the First Nation bank here, civic and business leader of this community, who died with a heart attack Friday, will be held here Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist Church with interment in the Birdston cemetery.

Mr. Cooper had resided in this section all of his life and was well-known in banking, ranching and business circles of this section.

He was president of the bank here for a number of years, later retiring and being vice-president for several years, but recently was again elected president.

Surviving are his wife, four sisters, Mrs. Ed Hood, Mrs. Sterling Sims, Mrs. A. C. Harris, and Mrs. F. A. Coleman, all of Streetman, and a twin brother, James Cooper.

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Fred Estes Anderson
Aug 28, 1889 - Sep 8, 1974

Death in Streetman Ruled Self-Inflicted

STREETMAN—Fred E. Anderson, 75, Streetman, died Sunday morning as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the ruling of Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton.

Anderson’s daughter and granddaughter discovered his body Sunday morning, according to the Navarro County Sheriff’s dept. Death was caused by one wound in the forehead, inflicted with a single-shot .22 caliber rifle.

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Fred E. Anderson

STREETMAN—Funeral services were to be held at First Baptist church at 2 p.m. today for Fred Estes Anderson, 85, who died suddenly at his home Sunday. The Rev. Harold Burns was to officiate, and burial was to be at Birdston cemetery. Capps Funeral Home in Fairfield was to direct.

A native of Streetman and a retired farmer, he was the son of the late Ed and Louisa Anderson of Streetman.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl Anderson; one son, Garth Anderson of Amarillo; three daughters, Mrs. Beth Carroll of Fairfield, Mrs. Mattie Harrison of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Edna Vyers of Ennis; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Harold Dan Brown, Dwayne Brown, Alf Milligan, Harris Wilson Milner, Louis Rawlings, and Johnny B. Massey.

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Katye (Phillips) Franks
Aug 31, 1913 - Aug 7, 1932

YOUNG WOMAN DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; ILLNESS WAS SHORT

Mrs. Katye Franks, aged 18 years, wife of Robert Franks, Max Avenue, North Corsicana, died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday evening at 6:30 o’clock, following a short illness, and funeral will be held at Old Cade cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, where interment will be made. Mrs. Franks was taken suddenly ill about 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon and was rushed to the hospital.

Surviving are her husband, father, Joe Phillips, Corsicana; three brothers, Oscar Phillips, Kilgore; Pierce Phillips, Kilgore; J. D. Blankenship, Wortham; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys McGehee, Dallas.

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

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YOUNG WIFE BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON IN CADE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Katye Franks, 18, wife of Robert Franks, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night following a short illness, were held at Old Cade cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, where interment was made.

Surviving are her husband, father, Joe Phillips, Corsicana; three brothers, Oscar Phillips, Kilgore; Pierce Phillips, Kilgore, and J. D. Blankenship, Wortham; a sister, Mrs. Gladys McGehee, Dallas.

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

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, August 9, 1932 - submitted by Diane Richards

WORTHAM, Aug. 10.—(Spl.)—Wortham people attending the funeral of Mrs. Robert Frank of Corsicana, who was buried at Cade cemetery, Monday afternoon were noted: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Blankenship, Mesdames H. C. Meador, Bonner Meador, and Little Roark Meador, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Burleson and Mrs. J. W. Lindley.

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David Oliver “Dave” Nettle
Sep 9, 1859 - Aug 28, 1932

PIONEER FREESTONE COUNTY MAN BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

KIRVEN, Aug. 31.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for D. O. Nettle, pioneer resident of Freestone county were held from the family residence near here at three o’clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. H. R. McKissack, Baptist pastor of Fairfield officiating.

Mr. Nettle, who would have reached his 75th birthday on Sep. 9, died very suddenly at one o’clock Sunday of heart failure. He was an extensive landowner, farmer and stockman. He was the father of thirteen children, twelve of whom, with his wife, survive him. Four sons, Bluford, Fred, Edward and Byron of Streetman and eight daughters, Mesdames P. J. Curry, B. C. Whatley and Guy Coleman of Streetman, Mrs. Clarence Bass, Leveland; Mrs. Roger Steward, Fairfield; Mrs. Mac Marberry, Van, and Misses Delia and Ruth Nettle of Streetman. Fifteen grandchildren also survive.

Six sons-in-law acted as pall bearers and interment was made in Cade cemetery near Streetman in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends.

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Frank Carrol Harris
Apr 19, 1927 - Sep 16, 1932

Little Boy Buried In Streetman Sunday

Funeral services for Frank Carroll Harris, aged 5 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Hugh Harris, who died Friday night in Floydada, Texas, were held from the Baptist church in Streetman Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial at Streetman.

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

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John Alexander Kelso
May 4, 1872 - Sep 29, 1932

TUPELO MAN DIED THURSDAY; BURIAL FRIDAY MORNING

John Alexander Kelso, aged 60 years, died at his home in the Tupelo community Thursday noon and the funeral was held at the Chatfield cemetery Friday morning at 11 o’clock where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Hiser.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Albert, John, Tom and Wayne Kelso, and five daughters, Mrs. Gertrude McLain, Mrs. Emma McDowell, Mrs. Lena Bond, Mrs. Lake Fuller and Miss Marie Kelso.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sep 30, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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TUPELO

TUPELO, Oct. 6.—(Spl.)—Mr. Kelso who moved here in February died Thursday and was buried at Chatfield Friday.

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William Edgar “Edd” Ware
Sep 11, 1858 - Jan 7, 1932

W. E. WARE BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON CHATFIELD CEMETERY

W. E. Ware, aged 73, Corsicana, route 5, died Thursday night at 7 o’clock and the funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment at Chatfield.

Surviving are his wife, several sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 8, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Biography
  • 1st wife Hannah Permila (Carmichael) Ware married Oct. 16, 1883 2nd wife Mary Jane (Spence) Hain-Ware married Apr. 11, 1894; s/o William Harris Ware & Sarah Catherine “Sallie” (Wylie) Ware

Mary Jane (Spence) Hair/Hare
Jul 15, 1872 – May 22, 1942

MRS. M. J. WARE DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME NEAR CITY

Mrs. M. J. Ware, aged 69 years died suddenly at her home on Corsicana route 5 Friday morning as result of a heart attack.

Funeral arrangements are pending, but interment will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. B. A. Lennon, Powell; Mrs. D. H. Thomas, Eureka; three sons, William Ware, Arp; Claud Ware, Corsicana; and A. F. Ware, Eureka; one stepson, R. E. Ware, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Tucker and Mrs. Dock Wilson, both of Corsicana; and two brothers, Roland Spence and Fred S. Spence, of Corsicana, and thirteen grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 22, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband unk Hair/Hare married 1889 Mississippi 2nd husband William Edgar “Edd” Ware married Dec. 18, 1901 d/o Henry Clay Spence and Susan Manerva (Thomas) Spence

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RITES WERE HELD FOR MRS. M. J. WARE CHATFIELD CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. M. J. Ware, aged 69 years, who died at her home, Corsicana Rout 5, Friday morning with a heart attack, were held Saturday afternoon from the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. B. A. Lennon, Powell, and Mrs. D. H. Thomas, Eureka; three sons, William Ware, Arp; Claude Ware, Corsicana, and A. F. Ware, Eureka; a stepson, R. E. Ware, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Tucker and Mrs. Dock Wilson, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Fred S. and Roland Spence, both of Corsicana, and 13 grandchildren.

Sutherland McCammon directed.

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Edna Lee Tillis
Jun 15, 1925 - Apr 7, 1932

Little Girl Dies In Local Hospital; Buried at Chatfield

Edna Lee Tillis, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Tillis of the Chatfield community, died in the P. and S. hospital Thursday morning at 3 o’clock following an illness of ten days, and the funeral was held from the Baptist church at Chatfield Thursday afternoon, with interment in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Alice May, Hazel, Maggie and Ruthimogene Tillis, and a brother, William Tillis, all of Chatfield.

Corley funeral home had charge of the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 7, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o William Edward “Ed” Tillis & Bittie Aline (Clifton) Tillis buried in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tx.

Maggie Pearl Shipp
Mar 13, 1924 - Mar 22, 1924

Baby Died.

Little Maggie Pearl, 9 days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Shipp, of Chatfield, died at the family home Friday and was buried in the Chatfield cemetery Saturday, Rev. C. C. Vincent, pastor of the church of Christ, Corsicana, officiating.

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Euna Faye (Price) Sirman
Sept 26, 1924 - Dec 26, 2017

Euna Faye Sirman, 93 of Corsicana, passed from this life peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 in Corsicana.
Faye was born in Wortham to Faye Craig Price and Robert James Price on Sept. 26, 1924. She attended school in Wortham and graduated from Wortham High School and later married the love of her life, John Manton Sirman. Prior to her retirement, she worked in book keeping at State National Bank and Corsicana National Bank. She was a devoted member of Northside Baptist Church.
Nanny, as she was known by many that loved her, adored her family; she cherished time spent with her daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Faye was an avid sports fan - she loved her Corsicana Tigers, her Navarro College Bulldogs, her Texas Rangers, and her Dallas Cowboys. She had a passion for shopping and going to Branson, Missouri with her daughter, Cindy. Faye looked forward to the holidays when she would enjoy baking pies and making her famous homemade fudge, she would enjoy some and would give the rest away, that's what she loved to do.
Faye was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, John Manton Sirman.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Bill Griggs of Kerens; grandson John Griggs and wife Traycie of Powell; grandson Jake Griggs and wife Danika of Corsicana; great grandchildren Andi Faye Griggs, John Manton Griggs, and Darby Brooke Griggs and soon to be great grandchild number four, sister Billie Sirman of Tyler, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and Prissy number two, her cat that she loved so dearly.
Faye's great granddaughter, Andi Faye Griggs, is honored and excited to take responsibility of taking care and loving Prissy just as Nanny did. The family is comforted in knowing that Nanny is reunited with Papa in Heaven. As Andi Faye Griggs says with joy she is with Jesus now.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services to celebrate Faye's life will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 29, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be John Griggs, Jake Griggs, Gary Sirman, Steve Sirman, Lewis Orr, and Mike Monfort.
Memorial donations can be made to Northside Baptist Church, Navarro County Health Department, or Navarro County Human Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Thomas Albert Neyfeldt
Jun 6, 1940 - Dec 7, 2017

 
Thomas Albert Neyfeldt, 77, of Streetman, passed away Dec. 7, 2017 after a long struggle with COPD at Navarro Hospital, Corsicana.
Tom was born in Berwyn, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, on June 6, 1940. He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Joelenta Neyfeldt and brother Jerry Neyfeldt, all of Chicago, Illinois.
Tom is survived by his wife, Lelia Allmon Neyfeldt, of 56 years, his son, Christopher Thomas Neyfeldt and Amy Hane of Topeka, Kansas, his twin grandsons Alexander Neyfeldt of Houston and Christopher Jr. Neyfeldt of Rosenberg, granddaughter, Sarah Jean Neyfeldt of Rosenberg, and niece Melissa Neyfeldt of Chicago, Illinois; Neyfeldt cousins and their families Carol Neyfeldt Benak, Jim Neyfeldt, Carter Waters, Linda Drabek, Dorothy Schiffman, and Carol Chervanak. Tom considered his brother-in-laws and their wives his own kin, Leonard and Jean Allmon and Jon and Ingrid Allmon; Aunt Shirley Allmon of Columbus, Texas, Lisa Allmon Brown, Corky Brown and their daughter, Emma of Georgetown, Texas; his nieces and nephews, Stacey Allmon Simpson and Chris Simpson, Leonard Allmon III and Carol Levins, Lori Allmon Johnson, Michael Allmon, and all their children. The Allmon cousins and their families: Judy Blackwell Braddock, Sandy Allmon Thompson, Patty Allmon Gray, Sharla Allmon Vrzalik, Greg Carlson, Tom Carlson, and Susan Sloan.
He had true friends, those who became the family of his heart, best and dearest friends. Thank you for being there for him.
Tom attended Immaculate Heart of Mary in Chicago, kindergarten through grammar school and graduated from St. Patrick's High School's very first graduating class in 1958. He studied Electrical and Automotive Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and began his career as an Engineer at Sun Electric in Chicago where he met his wife. They married in 1962 at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Their son, Chris, was born in 1963. They remained living in Chicago and then Arlington Hts. (suburb) for 15 years, then moved to Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, (near Harrisburg) where Tom worked for Roger Penske, traveling abroad on various engineering projects, as well as all over North America. While still in Illinois Tom had bought his first sail boat and learned to sail on Lake Michigan, he graduated to a bigger sailboat and moved it with the family to Pennsylvania - the boat was moored at Middle River, Md. and most weekends were spent sailing Chesapeake Bay. The family home was situated on South Mountain just above the Cumberland Valley, a short distance to D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Gettysburg, NYC, Boston - depending on which direction they headed. In 1993, the family moved to Texas, back to where his wife was born and raised, Corsicana, and settled in Streetman. He loved being in Texas, he loved the space and all the animals, and had lots of mentors who helped him to learn "the ropes." Tom continued working and traveling until he retired at the age of 65. COPD made its appearance about five years later. He had given up smoking 35 years before Dec. 7, 2017. It was his longest journey.
Viewing at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3000 West Highway 22 in Corsicana.
Interment will held at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Bertie Junior "Junior" Perry
Mar 28, 1933 - Dec 9, 2017
 
Mr. B.J. "Junior" Perry, 84, of Eureka passed away peacefully from this earth surrounded by his family and loved ones Saturday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born March 28, 1933 in Brownsboro, Texas to Bertie Perry and Emma McDaniel Perry.
He married Dorothy Robinson Perry on Oct. 6, 1951, and they were happily married for 40 years until her death in 1991. He was a truck driver by trade and thought that was the best job a man could have and he loved fishing. He helped lots of kids catch their first fish. He was the first one to help anyone in need and the last to ask for help. He could fix anything from a small engine to a broken heart. He always had a story to tell and he was very proud of his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Robinson Perry; parents, Bertie and Emma Perry; stepfather, Jesse Perry; grandparents, Hugh and Betty Perry; and brothers, Glen and Wayne Perry.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Perry and partner, Nancy Lott of Garland; sons, Jerry Perry and Bobby Perry and wife Sissy of Eureka; grandsons, Bryan Perry and Kacy Perry and wife Richelle of Eureka; granddaughter, Amanda Perry of Ennis; great grandchildren, Jacob Perry, Ryan Perry, Kolton Perry and Kai Wagliardo of Eureka; sisters, Frances Glasgow of Phalba, Lois Bancroft of Powell and Dorothy Hume of Jacksonville; brother, Eddie Perry and wife Carolyn of Mesquite; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members and friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Rev. Edward Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Perry, Kacy Perry, Ferrell Perry, Bradley Boyte, Johnny Glasgow and Dennis Bancroft.
The family asks for those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the MOM Scholarship Fund at Mildred ISD, 5475 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, Texas 75109 if wishing to do something rather than flowers.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the B.J. "Junior" Perry obituary.
Published on December 11, 2017

Notes:

  • h/o Dorothy (Robinson) Perry; s/o Bertie Perry & Emma (McDaniel) Perry

Mitchell “Uncle Mitch” McKinney
May 5, 1831 - Jan 8, 1932

Ex-Slave Dies at Age of 101 Years

Mitchell McKinney, 101 year-old negro, among the last of the old slaves residing in Corsicana known to his white friends as “Uncle Mitch,” died this morning.

The body is being held at Hardee’s Funeral Home until sufficient means can be raised to pay the expenses of the old ex-slave’s funeral.

Anyone desiring to contribute funds for the burial of “Uncle Mitch” are requested to get in touch with Hardee’s Funeral Home.

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Viney Ruth (Rogers) Wood-Carter
Dec 14, 1923 - Mar 7, 2018

Viney Ruth Rogers Carter, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Fort Worth. She was born Dec. 14, 1923 in Bazette to Thomas Eldridge and Edna Melviney Tramel Rogers. She was a member of Methodist Churches much of her life, and Southern Baptist churches for many years in which she was very active in the Senior Adult groups. Viney was an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, as well as the Eastern Star. She was also active in the Women in Business organization since she was a sought after bookkeeper and tax specialist.
As a young woman, Viney was a member of the "Kelly Katies," a civilian workforce of females at Kelly Air Field in San Antonio during World War II. She worked on instrument panels and cleaned the B-Bombers that came back.
Viney Ruth will be remembered for her love of art, music, cooking, crafts, gardening, and animals, especially dogs. She loved to smile and have fun, joking and laughing with people.
She was preceded in passing by her parents; her sister, Gladys Marselle Fowler; her daughter, Susan Marselle Wood Bronder; great-granddaughter, Alys Susann Rumuly; husband, Dawn Carter; and formerly deceased husband, Woodrow Currie Wood, the father of their three children.
Viney Ruth is survived by her children, Nancy Ezelle Wood Cox and husband David, of Fort Worth, and Dr. Thomas Erin Wood, of Las Angeles, California; grandchildren, Stephen Bronder and wife Lynn, Bryan Bronder and wife Zennaida, Mindy Bronder Rumuly and husband William, Christie Cox-Lujan, and Stephanie Ruth Cox Burton and husband Andy; great-grandchildren, Stephen Bronder, Jr. and Katherine Bronder, Brenna Bronder and Sean Bronder, Mason Rumuly, Ethan Rumuly, Kassidy Rumuly and Camden Rumuly, Zach Lujan and Alex Lujan, Kendra Ruth Burton, Kaleb Burton and Kooper Burton.
Viney will be buried at the Prairie Point-Bazette Cemetery in May.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Woodrow Currie Wood & (2) Dawn Carter; d/o Thomas Eldridge Rogers & Edna Melviney (Tramel) Rogers

Audrey Brendelle "Brenda" "GG" (Alexander) Graves
Jul 10, 1943 - Mar 31, 2018

Brenda'GG' Graves of Roane passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Waxahachie surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 10, 1943, in Bazette. She graduated from Corsicana High School Class in 1961. She met Billy Wayne Graves when she was 15 in Roane and it was love at first sight. After Billy finished college and she finished cosmetology school they got engaged and then married Aug. 1, 1963, at the Chapel at First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Together they started their business, Graves Oil and Tire Company in 1965, which they owned and operated for 46 years. Brenda ran the front reception, and loved talking with and assisting their customers. She was also a gifted cosmetologist and worked many fun years with great friend, Meredith Twomey Davidson at Golden Hairpin before devoting her full attention to their business. A well-deserved retirement finally came in 2011.

She enjoyed spending time at home with her husband and family. She loved to cook, read and was a long time devoted member to Roane Baptist Church where she served in many capacities including being a Sunday School Teacher where she impacted many lives. She devoted hours studying her bible and was very knowledgeable. Jesus was always first in her life and she exemplified what it truly meant to be a grace filled Christian.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Ruth Reagan, and her mother, Peggy Reagan Cobb.

She is survived by her loving husband, Billy Wayne; daughters, Shannon King and husband Lindsay, Lori Graves and Shelby Nunn and husband Robert; grandchildren, Brenna Butler and husband Michael, Carlie Nunn, Camille Nunn, Caylee Nunn and great grandson Brant Butler; bonus grandkids include Kurt King of Austin, Kelly Brown and husband Blaine and their children Peyton, Jaxson, Caroline, and Lola of Corsicana and Kyle King and wife Melanie, and their daughter Madison of Georgetown; sister, Sherry Cross of Ingleside; brothers, John Cobb and wife Sharon of Aransas Pass and Terry Cobb and wife Kay of Oklahoma; special cousin, Bobby Joe Reagan and wife Kay. As well as extended family and a great many friends she's made throughout her life.

Visitation with the family will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Reed officiating. Interment will be held at Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Butler, Scott Cobb, Rob Owen, Billy Hobbs, Randy Cross, Blaine Brown and Kurt King. Honorary Pallbearers are Billy Jack Crocker, Nicky Andrews and Bobby Joe Reagan.

You can honor her legacy by giving to "her church" Roane Baptist Church, P.O. Box 101, Corsicana, Texas 75151 or to a charity of your choice if you desire to do so.

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Richard Barnett "Dick" Bonner
Mar 7, 1915 - Aug 4, 1996

Richard (Dick) Bonner, 81, of Austin, died Aug. 4, 1996, at Seaton Medical Center in Austin.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Bonner was born March 7, 1915, in Mildred.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Bonner of Austin; Elaine Bonner Dodd of Austin; brother, W.R. Bonner of Chanel View; two sisters, Mildred Lipscomb of Corsicana and Mary Schaefer of Ponca City, OK; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Pearl Evalena (Merrell) Davis
Apr 15, 1901 - Jan 17, 1966

MRS DAVIS DIES
Former resident and native of Purdon, Mrs. Pearl Davis died last week in El Paso where she had lived many years. Funeral and burial were there. She was born in 1901, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Merrell, both deceased. Among survivors are her brother, Homer Merrell, and cousins, Mrs. J.W. Tipton and Mrs. Jewell McDonald, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times- Wednesday, Jan 26, 1966
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial, Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso County TX; d/o Thomas Lewis Merrell & Ada D'Lee (Harrison) Merrell

Barbara Ann (Williams) Rasmussen
Feb 17, 1938 - Dec 3, 1966

TRAGEDY CLAIMS MRS RASMUSSEN

Mrs. Leroy Rasmussen of Great Falls, Montana, was accidentally kiled in a hunting accident near her home on Saturday. Details of the tragedy are not known locally and will not be known until the return of Frost relatives from Great Falls.

Mrs. Rasmussen before her marriage was Barbara Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Williams of Frost. She was a native of Aquilla in Hill Cunty and was twenty eight years old. Mr. Williams was fatally injured a few weeks ago near Dawson in an accident involving an enormous earth moving machine at a construction site. Within the past year Mrs. Williams lost a brother in an autobobile accident at Lake Whitney.

Surviving Mrs. Rasmussen are her husband; son, Roy Lee, 6 years of age and daughter, Sandra, 4 years all of Great Falls; mother of Frost; brothers, Henry Boyd of Waxahachie and Ronnie Boyd of Frost; sisters, Mrs. Harley Stanley of Crum, Mrs. Roy McRay and Miss Beverly Williams both of Frost.

Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Stanley and Miss Beverly Williams departed Love Field in Dallas Sunday midnight and arrived in Great Falls in the early morning hours of Monday. Funeral was held in Great Falls and interment was at the nearby town of Ulm, Montana. The Rasmussen family have lived for eight years on a ranch located between the two towns.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Dec 7, 1966
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial - Ulm Cemetery, Ulm, Cascade County, Montana
  • d/o Boyd Williams & Eva (Margo) Williams

Nellie “Nell” (Ellis) Mitchell
Feb 22, 1890 - Jan 25, 1931

PURDON

PURDON, Jan. 29.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Nellie Mitchell who died in Waco Sunday was brought here and buried at Younger cemetery Monday. She was a sister of T. L. Ellis of Purdon.

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Jessie Walter Cottongame
Jan 26, 1932 - Feb 2, 1932

BETHEL

BETHEL, Feb. 11.—(Spl.)—There is a lot of sickness in our community at this time. the death angel has again visited our community and claimed for its victim the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cottongme this being the fourth child they have buried in the last two years.

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William Wesley Smith
Sep 16, 1852 - Sep 2, 1932

AGED DAWSON MAN DIED THERE FRIDAY BURIAL ON SUNDAY

DAWSON, Sept. 3.—(Spl.)—W. W. Smith, age 80 years, died at his home here Friday afternoon at 6 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church and will be conducted by Rev. R. A. Taylor, pastor. Burial will be in the
Dawson cemetery.

Mr. Smith had been a resident of the Dawson community 36 years and had retired from his occupation of farming. He was well known in this section of the country where he took an active part in the affairs of the community.

Surviving are his wife and nine children, W. R. Smith, Earl Smith, J. Floyd Smith, Mrs. Clint Pitts, Mrs. O.B. Dean, Mrs. R. N. Shull, Mrs. Guy Davis, Mrs. W. Y. Cannon and numerous other relatives.

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Martha Edna “Mattie” (Walters) Dempsey
Feb 10, 1872 - May 14, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT PURDON COMMUNITY IS BURIED SUNDAY

Mrs. Clarence Dempsey, pioneer resident of Purdon community, died at Purdon Saturday morning at 11 o’clock following an illness of two weeks with pneumonia. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Hugh, Ford and Douglas Dempsey, all of Purdon; four daughters, Mrs. George Lawrence, Dawson; Mrs. Joe Dempsey, Purdon, Mrs. Louise Slaughter, Dawson; and a daughter who resides in Kansas; and a number of grand children and other relatives.

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William Garner Wilkerson
Nov 5, 1873 - Feb 9, 1932

DAWSON MAN BURIED WEDNESDAY AFTER DEATH ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for W. G. Wilkinson, aged 58 years, resident of the Dawson community for many years, who died in a Waco sanitarium early Tuesday morning following an operation, were held Wednesday afternoon at Dawson where interment was made.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Herbert and Cody Wilkinson, both of Dawson; and Esther Wilkinson, Santa, Rita, N. M., four grandchildren, a brother, Dr. W. S. Wilkison, Santa Rita, N. M., and other relatives.

A brother-in-law, Kelly McKeown of Corsicana, attended the funeral.

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Jesse Alfred Travis
Nov 17, 1886 - Feb 2, 1932
 
J. A. TRAVIS DIED TUESDAY EVENING; IS BURIED WEDNESDAY

HAD BEEN STREET AND COUNTY CIRCULATOR FOR SUN SEVERAL YEARS

J. A. Travis, 45, street and county circulator for the Corsicana Daily Sun, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock following an illness of two weeks. A short funeral service was held from the family residence, 1220 West Collin street, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The body was taken to Oak Grove several miles northeast of Kerens, where another service was conducted at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here, with the Masonic Lodge in charge at the grave.

He was a Mason and a Shriner.

Mr. Travis was born in Ellis county, but had resided in Navarro county practically all of his life.

He had been employed in the circulation department of the Daily Sun for a number of years and had been circulation representative for a number of state papers.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Elvie Travis, Navasota, and Elsie E. Travis, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Travis, Corsicana, and a brother, John Travis, Corsicana.

For about the past five years Mr. Travis has brought joy to countless scores of children in Corsicana and Navarro county in his portrayal of Santa Claus under the auspices of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and the merchants of Corsicana.

Starting several days before Christmas each year he would don the costume of Santa Claus, and parade the streets of the city, stopping to shake hands with each little tot, and listen to their wants and desires, with always a kindly word of admonition or praise.

He entered into his work whole-heartedly and extended his efforts to visit many children who were shut-ins, and made special efforts to come in contact with the children of less fortunate families. He asserted that his work in the role of Santa provided him with some of the greatest thrills and pleasures of his life.

Masons were pallbearers.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Florence Adela (Bingman) Drane
Jan 13, 1864 - Jul 11, 1932
 
MRS. FRANK DRANE DIED LATE MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

PROMINENT CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY AT FAMILY HOME HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence A. Drane, 68 years, prominent Corsicana leader in civic and religious affairs, acting president of Texas Tech, Lubbock, wife of Frank N. Drane, capitalist and philanthropist, who died at the family home northwest of Corsicana Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, will be held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, formerly pastor of the local church.

Mrs. Drane had been a member and prominent leader in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here for many years, and was one of the best known Presbyterians in Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Drane have taken an active part in the affairs of Trinity University, Waxahachie for many years and among the many gifts to that institution include the handsome and large Drane Hall.

Pallbearers will be S. M. Kerr, E. W. Robinson, Guy M. Gibson, Will McKee, Ben Blackmon, Dr. H. B. Jester, Arthur Elliott and Cal E. Kerr.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Leader Among Women
Through her magnetic personality and executive ability, Mrs. Florence A. Drane rose to an enviable position among leaders in all forms of women’s work in Texas, and in 1932 became the only woman heading a major educational institution in the Southwest, if not in the nation.

She was born in Morgan county, Ohio, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Stephen H. Bingman, and of Quaker ancestry. She was reared in Wilmington, Ohio, and after attending schools of that city attended business college at Oswego, New York. She later accepted a business position in Corsicana, Texas, where she was married to Frank Neal Drane.

The early years of her married life were devoted exclusively to her home and family, but as her duties grew less arduous, she began to take an active part in other enterprises, particularly in church and club circles.

World War Work
During the World war she was county chairman of War Savings, and assistant food conservation chairman. She was a war work leader and a member of the Southwest field committee of the Y. W. C. A. of several years. She was also a member of the County Council of Defense.

In 1923 she w3as appointed a member of the board of regents of Texas Technological College at Lubbock, and was a member of the board at the time of her death. On May 6, 1932, she was named as acting president, and signed the diplomas of the 1932 graduates of the institution. She held that post at the time of her death.

She was the mother of two children, Hugh Albert Drane of Athens and Dallas, and Miss Dorothy Anderson Drane of Corsicana

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Flag at Half Mast On College Campus

LUBBOCK, July 12, --(AP)—Selection of a permanent president of Texas Technological College to succeed the late Dr. Paul W. Horn is expected “within two weeks.” Clifford B. Jones of Spur, chairman of the Tech directorate, told the Daily Journal today.

The group of persons being considered has been narrowed “to a very small number,” Jones said.

The flag on the Tech campus was at half mast today in tribute to the memory of Mrs. Florence A. Drane, acting president, who died in Corsicana yesterday.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. FLORENCE DRANE

MANY DESERVED TRIBUTES ARE PAID PROMINENT CORSICANA WOMAN

With an escort of honor from the Texas education institutions, the remains of Mrs. Florence A. Drane, acting president of Texas Technological College at Lubbock, wife of F. N. Drane, Corsicana capitalist, were interred in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon following services at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker of Corsicana, and Rev. Ilion T. Jones of the Madison Square Presbyterian church of San Antonio.

Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung at the service by a quartet composed of Mesdames A. A. Guess and M. S. Dockum and Messrs. E. F. Hern and Robert Layton.

“Life is a quality and not a duration of time and should be measured by the outpouring of the inner quality and not by years,” declared Rev. Jones in his remarks during the service.

“What more can anyone desire than the opportunity to do what Mrs. Drane has done?” he asked as he commented on her courage and confidence, almost stoical in the face of difficulties, ascribing to her the qualities of a Cyrano de Bergerac.

The chancel of the church was banked high with floral tributes from all parts of the state and nation.

Visitors from Waxahachie, Hillsboro, Dallas, Athens, and several from other points attended the funeral services. Among the representatives of Trinity University at the funeral were Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, president emeritus; Dr. E. P. Childs, dean of the college of arts; H. L. Williamson, secretary of the board of trustees, and others.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Many Out of Town Relatives, Friends At Drane Funeral

Many out of town relatives and close and distinguished friends of the F. N. Drane family were here Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral services of the late Mrs. Frank Drane, whose death on Monday afternoon cast a gloom over the entire city. Among the relatives were Mr. Hugh Drane of Athens, and Dallas, her only son; Mr. and Mrs. James K. Parr, their daughter, Mrs. Billie Davis and husband and son, Mr. J. Knox Parr, Jr. and wife of Hillsboro; Mr. Robert Elliott and Mr. H. A. Elliott of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. John L. King, Jr., of Waxahachie.

Of the friends from Dallas were noted Mr. J. P. Stephenson, Mr. J. W. Lindsey and Mr. Marion Church, and from Waxahachie, were Dr. G. H. Hogan, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church, and his wife; Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, ex-president of Trinity University, and Mrs. Hornbeak; Dr. H. H. Burma, president of Trinity university; Mr. H. L. Williamson, registar, Dr. E. P. Childs, dean; and Mrs. Childs; Dr. J. B. Ford, head of the chemistry department; Mr. O. H. Chapman, treasurer of the board of trustees and Mrs. Chapman; Mr. J. T. Andrews and Mrs. G. W. McWhorter, who had been quite active with Mrs. Drane in church work.

Many telegrams of sympathy were received from Texas Tech, college at Lubbock, of which Mrs. Drane was acting president at the time of her death, and the flag of Texas Tech was at half mast throughout Tuesday.

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MRS. FRANK DRANE DIED LATE MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

PROMINENT CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY AT FAMILY HOME HERE
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence A. Drane, 68 years, prominent Corsicana leader in civic and religious affairs, acting president of Texas Tech, Lubbock, wife of Frank N. Drane, capitalist and philanthropist, who died at the family home northwest of Corsicana Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, will be held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, formerly pastor of the local church.

Mrs. Drane had been a member and prominent leader in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here for many years, and was one of the best known Presbyterians in Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Drane have taken an active part in the affairs of Trinity University, Waxahachie for many years and among the many gifts to that institution include the handsome and large Drane Hall.

Pallbearers will be S. M. Kerr, E. W. Robinson, Guy M. Gibson, Will McKee, Ben Blackmon, Dr. H. B. Jester, Arthur Elliott and Cal E. Kerr.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Leader Among Women
Through her magnetic personality and executive ability, Mrs. Florence A. Drane rose to an enviable position among leaders in all forms of women’s work in Texas, and in 1932 became the only woman heading a major educational institution in the Southwest, if not in the nation.

She was born in Morgan county, Ohio, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Stephen H. Bingman, and of Quaker ancestry. She was reared in Wilmington, Ohio, and after attending schools of that city attended business college at Oswego, New York. She later accepted a business position in Corsicana, Texas, where she was married to Frank Neal Drane.

The early years of her married life were devoted exclusively to her home and family, but as her duties grew less arduous, she began to take an active part in other enterprises, particularly in church and club circles.

World War Work
During the World war she was county chairman of War Savings, and assistant food conservation chairman. She was a war work leader and a member of the Southwest field committee of the Y. W. C. A. of several years. She was also a member of the County Council of Defense.

In 1923 she w3as appointed a member of the board of regents of Texas Technological College at Lubbock, and was a member of the board at the time of her death. On May 6, 1932, she was named as acting president, and signed the diplomas of the 1932 graduates of the institution. She held that post at the time of her death.

She was the mother of two children, Hugh Albert Drane of Athens and Dallas, and Miss Dorothy Anderson Drane of Corsicana

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Flag at Half Mast On College Campus

LUBBOCK, July 12, --(AP)—Selection of a permanent president of Texas Technological College to succeed the late Dr. Paul W. Horn is expected “within two weeks.” Clifford B. Jones of Spur, chairman of the Tech directorate, told the Daily Journal today.

The group of persons being considered has been narrowed “to a very small number,” Jones said.

The flag on the Tech campus was at half mast today in tribute to the memory of Mrs. Florence A. Drane, acting president, who died in Corsicana yesterday.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. FLORENCE DRANE

MANY DESERVED TRIBUTES ARE PAID PROMINENT CORSICANA WOMAN

With an escort of honor from the Texas education institutions, the remains of Mrs. Florence A. Drane, acting president of Texas Technological College at Lubbock, wife of F. N. Drane, Corsicana capitalist, were interred in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon following services at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker of Corsicana, and Rev. Ilion T. Jones of the Madison Square Presbyterian church of San Antonio.

Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung at the service by a quartet composed of Mesdames A. A. Guess and M. S. Dockum and Messrs. E. F. Hern and Robert Layton.

“Life is a quality and not a duration of time and should be measured by the outpouring of the inner quality and not by years,” declared Rev. Jones in his remarks during the service.

“What more can anyone desire than the opportunity to do what Mrs. Drane has done?” he asked as he commented on her courage and confidence, almost stoical in the face of difficulties, ascribing to her the qualities of a Cyrano de Bergerac.

The chancel of the church was banked high with floral tributes from all parts of the state and nation.

Visitors from Waxahachie, Hillsboro, Dallas, Athens, and several from other points attended the funeral services. Among the representatives of Trinity University at the funeral were Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, president emeritus; Dr. E. P. Childs, dean of the college of arts; H. L. Williamson, secretary of the board of trustees, and others.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Many Out of Town Relatives, Friends At Drane Funeral

Many out of town relatives and close and distinguished friends of the F. N. Drane family were here Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral services of the late Mrs. Frank Drane, whose death on Monday afternoon cast a gloom over the entire city. Among the relatives were Mr. Hugh Drane of Athens, and Dallas, her only son; Mr. and Mrs. James K. Parr, their daughter, Mrs. Billie Davis and husband and son, Mr. J. Knox Parr, Jr. and wife of Hillsboro; Mr. Robert Elliott and Mr. H. A. Elliott of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. John L. King, Jr., of Waxahachie.

Of the friends from Dallas were noted Mr. J. P. Stephenson, Mr. J. W. Lindsey and Mr. Marion Church, and from Waxahachie, were Dr. G. H. Hogan, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church, and his wife; Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, ex-president of Trinity University, and Mrs. Hornbeak; Dr. H. H. Burma, president of Trinity university; Mr. H. L. Williamson, registar, Dr. E. P. Childs, dean; and Mrs. Childs; Dr. J. B. Ford, head of the chemistry department; Mr. O. H. Chapman, treasurer of the board of trustees and Mrs. Chapman; Mr. J. T. Andrews and Mrs. G. W. McWhorter, who had been quite active with Mrs. Drane in church work.

Many telegrams of sympathy were received from Texas Tech, college at Lubbock, of which Mrs. Drane was acting president at the time of her death, and the flag of Texas Tech was at half mast throughout Tuesday.

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Randolph Young Robinson, Major
Nov 28, 1903 - Apr 30, 1974

R. Robinson

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Randolph Robinson, 70, resident of Eureka, who died Tuesday in Twilight Home.

Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Eureka Cemetery.

Robinson was a native of Eureka and had lived there all his life.

He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II, a retired major; a prisoner of war in Germany for 21 months, and a captain in the local National Guard. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Robinson was also a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include a brother, Walter Robinson of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Masons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 1, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Never married – POW WW11 & Captain National Guard; s/o Samuel Andrew Robinson & Minnie (Steward) Robinson

James Leland Howard
Feb 13, 1925 - Feb 24, 1945

 
KILLED ON IWO – Sgt. J. L. Howard, 20. U. S. Marine Corps, was killed in action February 24, in the invasion of Iwo Jima, according to information received by his sister, Mrs. Reba Bates, Corsicana route five. A graduate of the Malakoff high school he entered the service in September 1943 and had been overseas for ten months. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Howard. His father, former constable was known to his many friends as “Uncle Joe.” Sgt. Howard is survived by 11 brothers and sisters including Haywood Howard, Eureka.

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Albert Earl Petty
Dec 14, 1901 - Oct 11, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR A. E. PETTY

Funeral services for A. E. Petty age 30 years, who died Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. R. O. Grace, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of O. E. Pritchett. The services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Petty; three brothers, W. E. Petty, Gladewater; Clarence Petty, Corsicana; Tom Petty, Eureka; eight sisters, Mrs. O. E. Pritchett, Mrs. R. E. McCarter, Mrs. R. O. Grace, Mrs. C. C. Howe, Mrs. J. K. West, Mrs. A. S. Jones, Mrs. R. A. Harrell and Mrs. W. E. Parker.

L. B. Bonner and Co. of Eureka had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Joseph Tillotson "Joe" Dunham, Sr.
Dec 27, 1849 - Feb 8, 1932

AGED CORSICANA MAN DIED AT EARLY HOUR MONDAY MORNING

J. T. DUNHAM HAD RESIDED IN NAVARRO COUNTY MORE THAN 60 YEARS

Joe T. Dunham, aged 82 years, native of Montgomery County, Texas, resident of Navarro county more than 60 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. C. Richardson, 718 South Fifteenth street, Monday morning at 12:30 o’clock and the funeral services will be held from the Eureka Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Walter Simpson, Presbyterian minister of Eureka.

Mr. Dunham was born near Hempstead. He resided in the Eureka community until four or five years ago when he came to Corsicana.

The body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Walter Castles.

Surviving are three sons, Will B. Dunahm, Beaumont; Joe T. Dunham, Jr., and Chatham Dunham, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Castles, Corsicana; Mrs. R. C. Richardson, Corsicana; and Mrs. C. W. Howard, Dallas; a number of grandchildren, a great-grandchild; a half brother, Rufe Chatham, of Aledo; and a half sister, Mrs. Sallie Carruthers, Dallas.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 8, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Rotilda (Wood) Dunham-Chatham buried in Hood Family cemetery, Aledo, Parker county, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR NAVARRO PIONEER

Funeral services for Joe T. Dunahm, aged 82 years, native Texan and resident of Navarro county for more than 60 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. C. Richardson, 718 South Fifteenth street, 12:30 o’clock Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eureka Presbyterian church with interment in the Eureka cemetery.

Prior to moving to Corsicana four or five years ago, Mr. Dunham has resided at Eureka. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hallo, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Corsicana.

Mr. Dunham was born near Hempstead.

Surviving are three sons, Will B. Dunham, Beaumont; Joe T. Dunham, Jr., and Chatham Dunham, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Castles, Corsicana, Mrs. Walter Castles, Corsicana; Mrs. R. C. Richardson, Corsicana; and Mrs. C. W. Howard, Dallas; a number of grandchild, a great grandchild, a half brother, Rufe Chatham, Aledo, and a half sister. Mrs. Sallie Carruthers, Dallas.

Active pallbearers were J. A. Bonner, Ed Grantham, Jack Johnston, Worth Johnston, Buck Montgomery and Robert Greenlee.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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James Thomas Whitfield
Jan 14, 1895 - Feb 20, 1941

J. T. WHITFIELD DIED SAN ANTONIO FRIDAY AFTERNOON

J. T. Whitfield, aged 46 years, of the local CCC Camp, died in a government hospital in San Antonio Friday afternoon. He was sent to the hospital at San Antonio several days ago.

Funeral rites will be held sometime Monday afternoon with burial at Eureka.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Billie Marie Whitfield, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Maggie Whitfield, Corsicana; six brothers, J. S., Fred, Granville, William, Edward and Mozil Whitfield, all of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Ervin, Rice; Mrs. Ella Boyd, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Zonie Murphy, Robstown.

Corley Funeral Home will be in charge.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 15, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Polly Etta Everett (Yancy) Whitfield married Sep. 19, 1921; s/o John Robert Whitfield & Madeline Rose (Harrison) Whitfield

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CCC ENROLLEE WERE HELD EUREKA

J. T. WHITFIELD DIED IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL AT SAN ANTONIO

J. T. Whitfield, aged 46 years, enrollee at the local CCC Camp, died in a government hospital at San Antonio Friday afternoon. He was sent to the hospital several days ago.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Billie Marie Whitfield, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Maggie Whitfield, Corsicana; six brothers, J. S., Fred, Granville, William, Edward and Mozil Whitfield, all of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Ervin, Rice; Mrs. Ella Boyd, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Zonie Murphy, Robstown.

The local American Legion post participated in the rites and were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Polly Etta Everett (Yancy) Whitfield
Feb. 6, 1901 - Nov. 16, 1960

Mrs. Whitfield Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Whitfield, 59, of Purdon, who died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday afternoon, were held from Griffin Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Wm. L. Patrick, pastor of the Silver City Assembly of God church, assisted by Rev. Gerald Griffin, pastor of the First Baptist church in Purdon. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Billie Biddy; four grandchildren, Vinson Biddy, Jr.; Billie, Etta and James Biddy, all of Purdon and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louis Owen, J. E. Horton, Joe P. French, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, R. B. Maxwell, Derward George and C. M. Farmer.

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George Washington Davis
Oct 30, 1843 - Feb 16, 1932

AGED DAWSON MAN DIED ON TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

DAWSON, Feb. 19.—G. W. (Uncle George) Davis, aged 88 years, native of Mississippi, resident of the Dawson community 35 years, died Tuesday morning after a few days illness ant the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are eight children, Walter Davis, Cordell, Okla.; Mrs. Will Lee, Fort Worth; Dean Davis, Brooklyn, N. Y.; James, Guy and Major Davis and Mrs. L. W. Edwards, all of the Dawson community; and Mrs. Will Scruggs, Corsicana; twenty-six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Broughton, Purdon, and Mrs. Dave Glenn, Stanford.

He had been a member of the Church of Christ for more than 50 years.

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Charles Ruth
Apr 2, 1862 - Jan 18, 1931

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS WAS BURIED SUNDAY

Charles Ruth, aged 68 years, native of Germany, but resident of Navarro county for 45 years, died at his home one mile east of Corsicana Sunday morning at 5 o’clock, and the funeral services were held at the Grape Creek cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. G. C. Goodin, Navarro; and Mrs. M. E. Roman, Corbet; four sons, Carl Ruth, Angus; J. B. Ruth, Lockhart; Adolph Ruth, Corsicana; and W. P. Ruth, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Adolph (Babe), one of the sons, was formerly a star pitcher for the Wichita Falls club of the Texas league, and later played with the organized baseball clubs of Corsicana in the Texas Association and Lone Star League, and also was an umpire in the Lone Star loop. Several of the boys were well-known amateur baseball players.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 19, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” (Byrd) Ruth married Dec. 14, 1892; s/o Carl Ruth & Elizabeth (Farrell) Ruth per death certificate

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHARLES RUTH LARGELY ATTENDED

Despite the bad weather, a large number of friends attended the funeral services of Charles Ruth Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18, at the Grape Creek church, where he has been a member for more than 25 years. Interment was made in the Grape Creek cemetery.

He was born in Kollweller, Bavaria, Germany, April 2, 1862, and came to Corsicana at the age of 23 years, and has resided near here all these years.

On Dec. 14, 1892, he was married to Miss Mattie Elizabeth Byrd and to this union were born seven children. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G. C. Goodin, Navarro; Mrs. M. E. Roman, Corbet; four sons, Carl Ruth, Corsicana; L. B. Ruth, Lockhart; A. Ruth, Corsicana, and W. P. Ruth, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, and other relatives.

The funeral services were impressively conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.

Active pallbearers were C. A. Moore, E. H. Harvard, Navarro; Graham Dickson, C. B. Jordan, Corsicana; D. F. Roman, John Sloan, Corbet. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The floral offerings were beautiful.

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

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Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” (Byrd) Ruth
Nov. 29, 1862 - Jul. 7, 1935

AGED PIONEER OF NAVARRO BE BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Ruth, aged 71 years, pioneer resident of the Navarro community, died Sunday night and the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the Grape Creek church with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fletcher Isbell, Richland minister.

Surviving are her husband Charles E. Ruth, Navarro; four sons, Carl Ruth, Angus; L. B. Ruth, San Angelo; A. Ruth, Mildred, and W. P. Ruth, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. G. C. Goodin, Navarro, and Mrs. M. E. roman, Corbet; four brothers and sisters, Will Byrd, Electra; Mrs. Houston Pittman, Fairfield; E. A. Byrd, Corsicana, Corsicana, and Mrs. Will Boyd, Sudan, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Stroder, Charles Collins, Ab Marsh, C. A. Moore, Elmer Smith, L. Harvard, Tom Fouty, Sam Harvard, H. O. Smith and Owen Cheney.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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MRS. MARY E. RUTH WAS BURIED MONDAY AT GRAPE CREEK

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ruth, aged 71, pioneer resident of the Navarro community, who died Sunday night, were held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the Grape Creek church with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fletcher Isbell, Richland minister.

Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Ruth, Navarro; four sons, Carl Ruth, Angus; L. B. Ruth, San Angelo; A. Ruth, Mildred; W. P. Ruth, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. G. C. Goodin, Navarro, and Mrs. M. E. Roman, Corbet; two brothers, Will Byrd, Electra, and E. A. Byrd, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Houston Pittman, Fairfield, and Mrs. Will
Boyd, Sudan, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Stroder, Charles Collins, Ab Marsh, C. A. Moore, Elmer Smith, L. Harvard, Tom Fouty, Sam Harvard, H. O. Smith and Owen Cheney.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Felix Franklin Humphreys
Aug 27, 1872 - Oct 12, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED AT GRAPE CREEK

Felix X. Humphries, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died suddenly at his home in the Grape Creek community Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock. He had been in bad health for several months but his death was entirely unexpected Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the Grape Creek church Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery. Grape Creek is about ten miles south of Corsicana.

Mr. Humphreys is the father of Mrs. Dick Molloy of Corsicana.

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FELIX HUMPHREYS, PIONEER OF NAVARRO COUNTY, IS BURIED

Funeral services for Felix Humphreys, aged 60 years, who died suddenly at his home in the Grape Creek community at 9 o’clock, were held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the Grape Creek Methodist church with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery. He was a native of Tennessee and came to Texas the first time in 1891. He returned to Navarro county after going back to Tennessee and has resided in the Grape Creek community since 1895.

Mr. Humphreys was married to Miss Sophronia Smith in 1900.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Humphreys.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Poteet of Richland.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Mrs. Dick Molloy, Corsicana; H. L. Humphreys, Apache, Okla.; Mrs. Dave Crowther, Corsicana; F. G. Humphreys, Grape Creek; R. J. Humphreys, Grape Creek; R. J. Humphreys, Grape Creek; C. L. Humphreys, Corsicana; seventeen grandchildren; two brothers, Charlie M. and John L. Humphreys, both of Anadarko, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Cook, Vildo, Tenn.; and Mrs. J. L. Doolen, Navarro.

He had been a member of the Methodist church for 50 years.

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

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Joseph Edward "Joe" Mikell
Feb 17, 1857 - Mar 7, 1932

NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT 50 YEARS DIED HERE MONDAY

J. E. Mikell, aged 75 years, native of Florida, but resident of Navarro county for 50 years, died at his home, 314 North Fourteenth street, Monday morning at 10 o’clock, and the funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with in the Grape Creek cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Mikell had resided in Navarro county since 1882.

Surviving are his wife, a son, J. Bunyon Mikell, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Marsh, Navarro; Mrs. R. M. Smith, Navarro; Mrs. Fred Wood, Palestine, and Miss Kathleen Mikell, Corsicana; a brother, H. W. Mikell, Navarro, and a sister, Mrs. Dollie Bryan, Arlington.

Pallbearers will be Joe L. Ferguson, Sam Stroder, Buck Montgomery, Bob Childress, Sid Crews and E. A. Eliot.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. E. MIKELL HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for J. E. Mikell, aged 75 years, native of Florida but resident of Navarro county 50 years, who died here Monday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mr. Mikell had been in ill health for several years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, J. Bunyon Mikell, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Marsh, Navarro; Mrs. R. H. Smith, Navarro; Mrs. Fred Wood, PaLESTINE, AND Miss Kathleen Mikell, Corsicana; a brother, H. W. Mikell, Navarro, and a sister, Mrs. Dollie Bryan, Arlington.

Pallbearers were Joe L. Ferguson, Sam Strouder, Buck Montgomery, Bob Childress, Sid Crews and E. A. Eliot.

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

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Mary Tommie (Middlebrooks) Mikell
Aug 18, 1871 - Nov 10, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. J. E. MIKELL HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Mikell, 76, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Mrs. Mikell had resided in Corsicana 35 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Julian Smith and Mrs. Theo Vanderlann, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Fred Wood, Nechez and Mrs. Sam Marsh, Navarro; a son, Denyan Mikell, Paris; four sisters, Mrs. Mrs. E. A. Eliot, Richland; Mrs. Blanch Collins and Mrs. Joe Ferguson, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Fannie Montgomery, Eureka; two brothers, Will Middlebrooks, Navarro, and N. J. Middlebrooks, Corsicana; several grandchildren, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Joe Berry Blackstock
Dec 24, 1877 - Jul 17, 1932

MAN IN HOSPITAL SERIOUS CONDITION FROM PISTOL WOUND

J. B. Blackstock, aged 54 years, is in a serious condition in the Navarro Clinic with a pistol wound in the body as a result of a shooting at the family residence, 1814 Sycamore, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Blackstock is reported to have been wounded by a bullet from a .38 calibre revolver.

Blackstock was rushed to the clinic in a Sutherland-McCammon ambulance. An operation was performed. It was stated his condition was good early Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Blackstock, wife of the wounded man, was questioned by C. L. Knox, assistant criminal district attorney, shortly after the shooting. Deputy Sheriffs J. M. Westbrook and O. O. Pickering answered the call.

The wounded man formerly was a traveling salesman and prior to moving to Corsicana a year ago, resided in Little Rock, Ark.

Mrs. C. E. Blackstock, wife of the wounded man, waived examining trial on a charge of assault with intent to murder and was released on bond in the sum of $750.

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SICK AND CONVALESCENT

J. B. Blackstock was reported to be doing only fairly well Thursday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic.

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SICK AND CONVALESCENT

J. B. Blackstock was reported to be about the same today at the Navarro Clinic.

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MURDER CHARGE IS FILED CONNECTION BLACKSTOCK’S DEATH

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY BURIAL IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for J. B. Blackstock, aged 54 years, former traveling salesman, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning at 7:30 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Blackstock received a pistol wound at his home, 1314 Sycamore, Tuesday morning. His wife was released on bond on a formal complaint for assault with intent to murder following the shooting Tuesday and a formal complaint for murder was filed before Judge Sam B. Jordan Sunday following the death of Blackstock.

An examining trial is scheduled to be held before Judge Jordan Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Mrs. Blackstock made a statement to Chris L. Knox, assistant criminal district attorney, Tuesday, Deputy Sheriffs J. M. Westbrook and O. O. Pickering answered the call to the Blackstock residence Tuesday morning.

Prior to moving to Corsicana about a year ago, the family is reported to have resided in Little Rock, Ark., for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife and seven daughters, Mrs. Mark Alexander, Mrs. A. L. Wade, Mrs. T. T. Geater, all of Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. W. L. Rolley, San Antonio; Mrs. S. F. Smith, Beaumont; and Misses Nellie and Louisa Blackstock both of Corsicana.

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ACCUSED WOMAN RELEASED ON BAIL IN HUSBAND’S DEATH

EXAMINING TRIAL FOR MRS. C. E. BLACKSTOCK WAIVED; BOND IS $1500

Mrs. C. E. Blackstock waived examining trial Tuesday morning before Judge Sam Jordan, justice of the peace, at a hearing on a formal complaint for murder in connection with the death of her husband, J. B. Blackstock, 54, former traveling salesman, and was released on bond in the sum of $1,500 to await the action of the Navarro county grand jury.

Two witnesses testified at the hearing Tuesday morning.

Blackstock was shot once Tuesday, July 12, and died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning. The funeral was held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery, Mrs. Blackstock made bond of $750 last Tuesday on a charge of assault with intent to murder and the complaint was changed to one for murder Sunday following the death of her husband.

O. O. Pickering, jailer and deputy sheriff, testified he and Deputy Sheriff J. M. Westbrook answered the call to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Blackstock Tuesday morning. He said Blackstock was in a bed and his wife was standing nearby when the officers arrived. Pickering testified that he assisted the ambulance drivers to place the wounded man in the ambulance.

Pickering said Mrs. Blackstock told him her husband had ordered a daughter to leave home and that she (Mrs. Blackstock) refused to allow the daughter to leave, and then Blackstock said he would go himself. The officer said the woman told him that she followed her husband to the back door and shot him. Pickering said Mrs. Blackstock told him it was the first time she had ever shot a pistol.

Under cross-examination, the officer said Mrs. Blackstock showed him scratches on her neck.

Nellie Blackstock, a daughter, aged 19 years, stated that she was not at home at the time of the shooting of her father, but was visiting a girl friend on South Eighteenth street. She said that there have not been any trouble between her parents the night before or the morning of the shooting up to the time she left the family residence. She said that when she returned home her mother called her to call Dr. Newton, but she said she did not know what had happened then.

Until further cross examination by attorneys, Miss Blackstock said that she thought at the time her father probably had shot himself. She said she telephoned for the doctor and then went into the house and found her father in bed and her mother nearby.

“I shot your daddy,” Miss Blackstock testified her mother told her, but no reason was given at that time. she said her parents had been married 32 years and said that her parents had engaged in former difficulties. The youn woman further testified that she saw marks on her mother’s neck indicating she had been choked, and said her father had choked her mother on former occasions. She denied that her mother had even threatened her father.

The State was represented by C. L. Knox, assistant criminal district attorney, and the defense was represented by Lovett and Lovett.

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Mrs. C. E. Blackstone was indicted for murder in connection with the shooting of her husband, J. B. Blackstock, July 12. Blackstock died in a local hospital. He had been shot with a pistol. Mrs. Blackstock is at liberty on bond and had not been arrested Friday morning. It is understood she has moved from Corsicana. The trouble occurred at the family residence here.

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SUSPEND SENTENCE FOR WOMAN CHARGED WITH DEATH HUSBAND

Mrs. Cora Blackstock was given a five-year suspended sentence Monday morning by Hawkins Scarborough, judge of the Thirteenth judicial district court, on her plea of guilty to an indictment for murder without malice in connection with the fatal shooting of her late husband, C. E. Blackstock, here, July 12, 1932.

Deputy Sheriff J. M. Westbrook testified he answered the call following the shooting at the family residence, and was told that the shooting followed a dispute between Mr. and Mrs. Blackstock relative to the desire of the husband to have a daughter leave home.

Mrs. Blackstock testified her husband was intoxicated at the time and had brutally assaulted her, and had beaten and assaulted her on numerous occasions. It was also brought out that Mr. Blackstock made a statement prior to his death in a local hospital to the effect that it was his fault and absolved his wife of all blame.

Mrs. Blackstock testified she was the mother of seven children, two of whom are residing with her on her farm in the Burleson community at the present time.

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James Andrew Patterson
Apr 7, 1853 - Sep 14, 1932

J. R. PATTERSON, AGED 79 YEARS, LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF Navarro county, died suddenly at the home of his son, Raymond Patterson, Wednesday night at 10 o’clock and the funeral will be from the Corley Funeral Home chapel Friday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, two daughters, and a sister, Mrs. N. J. Garitty, Corsicana.

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Jessie Era Graham
Feb 28, 1918 - Feb 4, 1932

YOUNG GIRL DIES WEDNESDAY AFTER SHORT ILLNESS

Jessie Era Graham, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Graham, 2004 West Thirteenth avenue, died late Wednesday and the funeral services were held from the family residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Truman Duncan Graham and Henry Calvin Graham, and three sisters, Ruby Della, Lorene and Maggie Pearl Graham, all of Corsicana.

The young girl had been ill with pneumonia for two days.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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INFANT SON Moore
Oct 6, 1932 - Oct 17, 1932

Baby Buried In Hamilton Cemetery Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore, died Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, were held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 6 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham.

The Sutherland-McCammon funeral Home directed the services.

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James Edgar Cates
Mar 2, 1923 - Jan 31, 1932

LITTLE BOY BURIED SUNDAY MORNING IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for James Edgar Cates, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cates, 1819 West Thirteenth avenue, who died Saturday morning at 10 o’clock after an illness of several weeks, were held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Mrs. Harry Williams furnished the singing.

Surviving are the parents, and the following brothers and sisters: Zack Cates, Angus; Weldon Cates, Corsicana; Charlie Cates, Corsicana; Mrs. Sallie Bradshaw, Corsicana; Mrs. Cleo Howard of Angus; Mrs. Arleigh Barnes, Corsicana; and Sallie Cates, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 1, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o James Henry “Jim” Cates & Clara Vestula Lee (Morton) Cates buried in LaSalle Cemetery, Groesbeck, Tx.

Delphia A. (Wilson) Pritchett
1882 - Feb 28, 1932

Funeral Services Be Held Wednesday For Okla. Woman

Mrs. S. C. Pritchett died in Ada Oklahoma, Monday night and the body will arrive here at 11:25 o’clock Tuesday night and will be taken to the home of Mrs. R. H. Mitchell, 104 West Second avenue.

Funeral services will be held at Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment will be made.

Surviving are a son, Pat Pritchett, Ada, Okla., three sisters, Mrs. Cora Ulman, Mrs. R. H. Mitchell and Mrs. J. L. Darwood and two brothers, M. F. Wilson, and A. L. Wilson, all of Corsicana.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. J. S. PRITCHETT HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Pritchett, aged 48 years, who died at Ada, Okla., Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Copeland, pastor of the local Methodist Protestant church.

The remains reached Corsicana late Tuesday night were taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. R. H. Mitchell, 104 West Second avenue.

Surviving are a son, Pat Pritchett, Ada, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Ulman, Mrs. R. H. Mitchell, Mrs. J. L. Darwood and Mrs. S. A. Norwood, and two brothers, M. F. Wilson and A. L. Wilson, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were S. A. Norwood, R. H. Mitchell, J. A. Highnote, J. L. Darwood, W. T. Almon and J. E. Norwood.

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

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Millard Filmore Wilson
Nov 5, 1877 - Feb 10, 1949

M. F. Wilson Dies Here Thursday; Rites On Friday

M. F. Wilson, 71, retired Pickett farmer, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Corinne Wilson, Pickett; seven sons, Lonnie, Leroy, Jack and J. T. Wilson, all of Corsicana; Wilbur W. Wilson, Grand Prairie; M. Y. and Sam Wilson, both of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. J. T. Martin, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lillian York, Houston; a brother, Arthur Wilson, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Gracie Darwood, Mrs. Alma Mitchell, Mrs. Bertie Norwood and Mrs. Cora Pool, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Arthur L. Wilson
Sep 13, 1881 - Apr 5, 1952

Arthur L. Wilson Is Found Dead

Arthur L. Wilson, 70, was found dead in his bed in the Pickett community Saturday at 4 P. M. He apparently had died Friday night or early Saturday morning.

A coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes was returned by W. H. Johnson, Justice of the peace, following an investigation.

A native of Tennessee, Wilson had resided in the Pickett community 40 years. He was an active member of the Fox Hunters association and his body was discovered by members after he failed to attend a meeting Saturday, it was stated.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allman, Baptist minister of Hubbard and pastor of the Grape Creek church. Pickett and Reb. Riley Dale, pastor of the missionary Baptist church here.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. S. A. Norwood, Mrs. Alma Mitchell, Mrs. Cora Pool and Mrs. J. L. Darwood, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were A. B. Paschal, L. R. McAfee, Paul Mitchell, A. R. Cook, Albert Bell and D. J. Martin.

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Charles T. “Charlie” Fuller
Mar 4, 1871 - Jan 31, 1932

NATIVE OF NAVARRO DIED WAXAHACHIE WHILE ON VISIT

Charles Fuller, aged 61 years, native of Navarro county, died in Waxahachie Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mr. Fuller had been on a visit to Waxahachie during the past several weeks when he was taken ill.

Survivors are three brothers, Lee Fuller and Andrew Fuller, both of Corsicana; and Bartley Fuller, Killeen; and two sisers, Mrs. R. N. Rogers, Corbet, and Mrs. G. W. Underwood, Waxahachie.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Lois Claudine Williamson
Nov 16, 1930 - Jun 5, 1932

Little Child Died In Local Hospital Sunday Morning

Lois Claudine Williamson, 18-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Williamson, 512 North Commerce street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 11:36 o’clock and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents.

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Carrie B. (Holloway) Sharpley-Magness
May 11, 1875 - Jan 13, 1952

Monday Services For Mrs. Magness

Mrs. Carrie Magness, 76, died at the family home 2501 Park Row, early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon chapel at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. C. C. Henson, pastor of First Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carrie B. Brown, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Frank Holloway, Plainview.

Pallbearers were Vance Holloway, Willie Frank Holloway, R. L. Holloway, Bruce Nutt, Dock Martin and J. W. Lewis.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 14, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband David M. Sharpley married May 10, 1894 2nd husband Joe Magness married Jul. 8, 1919; d/o Robert Lafayette “Fate” Holloway & Irene Tennessee “Tennie” (Skinner) Holloway

Jerry Myer Brown
Mar 8, 1869 - Jan 13, 1951

J. M. Brown Rites Held on Sunday

Funeral services for Jerry Brown, 81, retired farmer, who died at his home in Rice Saturday afternoon, were held from the Bunch Chapel in Ennis Sunday. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery near here.

He had resided in the Rice-Alma section for 40 years, and formally resided near Corsicana and at Emhouse.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; four sons, Gus W. Brown, Lancaster; Elmer and George Brown, both of Roscoe, and Eural Brown, Seagraves; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Gibson, Denver; Mrs. Jack Ferguson, Ferris, and Mrs. Bailey Simmons, Dallas; 23 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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John Calvin Turns
Jun 25, 1848 - Oct 17, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for John C. Turns, aged 84 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died at his home in the Pickett community Monday afternoon at 2:35 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rv. E. L. Liddell and Rev. Thomas Allmon, Baptist ministers.

Mr. Turns was a native of Kentucky, but had resided in Navarro county for 46 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Patterson, Fort Worth and Mrs. Alice Patterson, Rankin; and two sons, W. B. Turns and V. C. Turns, both of the Pickett community.

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

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RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for John C. Turns, aged 84 years, pioneer resident Navarro county, who died at his home in the Pickett community Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at Hamilton cemetery at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Revs. E. L. Liddell and Thomas Allmon, Baptist ministers.

Mr. Turns was a native of Kentucky, but had resided in Navarro county for 46 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Patterson, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Alice Patterson, Rankin; and two sons, W. B. Turns and V. C. Turns, both of Pickett community.

Pallbearers were Charles Briethaupt, H. B. Wiley, J. M. Cox, A. B. Tanner, Glenn Stokes and Ernest Farmer.

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

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PICKETT

PICKETT, Oct. 20.—(Spl.)—Pickett was saddened by the death of “Grandpa” Turns Monday night. He was buried in Hamilton cemetery.

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Bettie Sue Bean/Stanley
Jun 14, 1932 - Aug 14, 1932

Burial of Little Girl In Hamilton Cemetery Monday

Funeral services for Bettie Sue Bean, two-months-old daughter of Edna Bean, who died at 304 East Eleventh avenue, Sunday, were held from the family residence Monday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Aug 15, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Death certificate says Bettie Stanley - mother Edna Bean- informant is Susie Mae (Bean) Tate- her parents are H. Lloyd Bean and Della (unk) Bean—Edna Bean married George S. Crouch Aug. 3, 1933 –born Aug. 4, 1913 – died Mar. 8, 1995 buried in Waxahachie City Cemetery

Donnie Turnbo
Sept 3, 1949 - Nov 14, 2017

Donnie Turnbo, 68, passed away on Nov. 14 at home with his family. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Lone Star Cowboy Church officiated by Pastor Charky Marquis.

Pappy, as he was known and loved by so many, was born Sept. 3, 1949 in Belton. Survived by his wife of 39 years, Carol Kilman Turnbo, his children Stephanie Turnbo and Michael Cox of Los Angeles, California and Melissa Turnbo Fuller and Kevin Fuller of Corsicana; his grandchildren Sean Fuller, Emma Fuller and Sebastian Cox; his sister Janice Simonds.

He was preceded in death by his father William Allen Turnbo, mother Mavis Leota Turnbo, brother Frederick, and sisters Joyce Smith and Judy Bridges. May they welcome him in and spoil him rotten, as they did in life.

Pappy served his country in S. Korea during the Vietnam war. After working for many years in the trucking industry as a driver, mechanic and supervisor he retired in 2009. He was passionate about classic cars and trucks above almost all else - whether it was acquiring or working on them, or just stopping and taking a moment to look under the hood. He would talk your ear off (or tell a dirty joke) if you let him, but you'd have a friend for life after that.

The family would like to thank Chastity Blue with Kindred Hospice for her care and compassion, and Fay Feggett with Angels at Home for her endless devotion and loving care for the past 4 years.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Allyson (Page) Fasken
Feb 20, 1969 - Apr 17, 2018

 
Allyson's Story
Allyson Page Fasken passed away April 17, 2018. She now resides in heavens glory awaiting the day when we all will be reunited.
Allyson was born Feb. 20, 1969 in Arlington. As a child she lived in Arlington, Chicago and finally in Blooming Grove where she graduated from high school.
She received her education at North Texas University and The University of Texas at Tyler. Having come from a long line of teachers, she chose education as her career path. She first taught for Tyler ISD and after her marriage to Murray she taught full time for Paris ISD and for a brief period at Paris Junior College.
At one point in her teaching career, she developed a passion for those children who suffer from dyslexia. After further education, she became a teacher to those dyslexic children for Paris ISD.
Allyson set her moral compass at a early age and never deviated from it. Those who knew her understood her faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was first and foremost, followed by her love and devotion for Murray, Andrew and Elliott. A tremendous amount of her qualities have now been passed down to her two precious boys who were her bright and shining stars.
What you may not know about this 120 pound ball of fire is that one of her prized worldly possessions was an AR-15 mounted with as silencer and a night vision scope. Yes, she loved the outdoors. She was a deer hunter, duck hunter and a wild hog hunter both from a ground stand and from the open door of a helicopter. And yes, she was a fisher lady. In fact only days before she left us she was catching crappie at Lake 'O The Pines.
She is survived by her husband Murray Fasken; two sons, Andrew and Elliott; brother Michael Todd Page of Gun Barrel City; sister-in-law Pi Page; nephew Rafael Page; niece Clare Page and parents Jim and Georgia Page of Paris. She also leaves behind a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at 2 p.m. May 5, 2018 at His Place Fellowship on Hwy 24. Services will be conducted by Bro. Mike Fortenberry and Dr. Earl Craig.
Allyson had both a passion for children and teachers. It was her desire to leave behind a legacy to consist of a means to help both groups. Funds will be used for scholarships to those seeking a degree in education and funds for special needs teachers. Allyson Page Fasken Endowment Donation forms and a direct link are available at www.pariseducationfoundation.com.
Her infectious laugh and beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew her.
Thank you Allyson for all the memories you left for us. Our love for you is forever.

Notes:

  • Published on May 2, 2018
  • 1st husband Michael Kurfees Von Hoffman married Oct 20, 1989 2nd husband Murray Thomas Fasken; d/o James Elbert Page & Georgia Elizabeth (Collins) Page
  • Donated her body to Southwestern Medical Center for the study of pancreatic cancer
  • Rose Hill Cemetery

Lucy "Faye" (Brister) Leach
Sep 15, 1939 - Apr 19, 2018

Obituary for Lucy "Faye" Leach
Lucy “Faye” Leach was born September 15, 1939 in Dresden, Texas and passed away April 19, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Leach; parents, N. E. Brister and Lucy Brister. Faye is survived by her daughters, Renda Schuelke and husband Alan, Sayla Hintze and husband Gary; grandchildren Garrett Hintze and Andrea Hintze; two sisters Peggy Russell, and Jean and husband Don Whitten; and a large number of extended family members and friends. Faye was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Duncanville, Texas and taught pre-school at the church for many years. A visitation will be 2-4 PM Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Interment will be 11:00 AM Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, Texas. Chaplain Curtis Clements will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Garrett Hintze, Brandon Worley, Doug Whitten, Jonathon Shofner, JImmy Putman, and Dale McManus.

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Michael Wayne Runion
Dec 21, 1956 - Apr 25, 2018

Obituary for Michael Wayne Runion
Michael (Papaw) Runion AKA "Papa" passed away peacefully April 25, 2018 at his home after a year and a half battle with cancer. He was born December 21, 1956 in Huntington, IN to Clifford Runion and Mary Fahrnow Florey. He loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. He was loved by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed. He served in the U.S. Army for 18 yrs including Desert Storm. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his beloved special granddaughter, Hanna Marie Mack; mother-in-law, Betty Jean Langford and great grandson Kellin Skelton. He is survived by his father, Clifford Runion of Huntington, IN; mother, Mary Florey of Coal City, IL; wife, Sandy Runion of Blooming Grove; father-in-law, Ray Langford of Wills Point; sister-in-law, Janet Gollehon of Ennis; daughter, Heather King of Vichy, MO; step daughters, Dana (Chul) Contreras of Corsicana, Lori Raxter (Bobby) of Ennis, Jamie Story (Bobby) of Blooming Grove; brother, Matt Maloni of Syracuse, IN; sister, Stacy Stone of Battle Creek, MI. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, special grandson Jayse Bryant, Amanda Skelton, Eric Fisher, Jessica Sobocinski, Jake King, Kasey Shafer, Haley Mack, Kimberly Green, Dustin Raxter, Megan Reagan, Grace Story, Brody Story, Ramon Segura, Journi Segura; nine great grandchildren and numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, April 30th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with service following at 2:00pm with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Raxter, Eric Fisher, Dustin Raxter, Johnny Green, Raymond Shafer and Toby Alsup. Honorary pallbearer will be Greg Tucker.

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Gerald Lanny "Jerry" Rozelle
Jan 6, 1942 - Apr 11, 2018

Gerald "Jerry" Rozelle, a long-time resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in his home after a long battle with cancer. Born Jan. 6, 1942 in Stamford, he graduated High School from L.D. Bell High School in 1959 and attended the University of Texas at Arlington and TCU. He married Mary Williams Rozelle on June 16, 1962 and enjoyed over 54 years of marriage.
Jerry attended First United Methodist Church of Corsicana and enjoyed playing guitar and piano at services there. He loved traveling with family and friends and being a former computer programming consultant. He loved to tinker with the latest electronic gadgets and games.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, father Clyde Rozelle, mother Grace and brother Grady.
Jerry is survived by his children, Jay and Diane Rozelle, Kevin and Kathy Rozelle, Tim and Cynthia Rozelle, Mike and Jennifer Rozelle; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nephews Johnny Campisi, Steven Campisi, Chris and Kim Campisi; several grandnephews, and grandnieces, all of whom live in Texas and brought great joy to his later years.
A time of visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Steven Bell officiating.

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Robert James Piper
Jun 5, 1950 - Apr 10, 2018

Robert James Piper of the Navarro Community passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana at the age of 67. He was born in Long Beach, California to Robert Harvey Piper and Nancy Elizabeth Brown Piper.

Robert served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and the United States Coast Guard Reserve for 34 years. Robert retired from Boeing Aircraft as a supervisor after 30 years and moved to Navarro to be closer to family. He was a member of the American Legion Post 22 and the Vietnam Veterans Association of Navarro County. He loved playing Bridge at the Harbor Inn and the Corsicana Senior Center. Being outdoors whether at his home in the morning watching the sun rise or hunting deer and elk enjoying nature brought him joy. He and his wife Billie enjoyed traveling to different parts of the country that included many weeks of a road trip.

Robert is survived by his wife Billie Piper of Navarro; children Rosa Johnston and husband Jimmy of Navarro, Angela Golob and husband Josh of Granger, Washington, Kristin Piper of Seattle, Washington and Randy Charanza; three grandchildren Terra Bowen, Tyler Golob and Aiden Golob; brothers Bill Piper of Dallas and Mark Gwaltney and his dog Rexy.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Harold Sanderson
Dec 7, 1948 - Apr 1, 2018

Harold Kenneth Sanderson, 69, of Barry passed away Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 at his residence in Barry.

He was cremated, and no services will be planned at his wish.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mr. Harold Kenneth Sanderson, 69, of Barry passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his residence in Barry. He was born on December 7, 1948 in Coeur De Alene, Idaho to Harry A. and Marian McQuinn Sanderson.

He was a veteran having served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam. He worked at various jobs, but in his later years worked as a nurse’s aide in the health care industry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Marian Sanderson.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Betty Muessig and his close friends, John and Mike.

He was cremated, and no services will be planned at his wish.

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Wanda Jean "Jean" (Pollock) Whiteley
Feb 23, 1945 - Jan 9, 2018

Jean Whiteley, 72 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. She was born Feb. 23, 1945 in Corsicana to Bernice and Ida Mae Wright Pollock.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Ida Mae Wright Pollock.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years Johnny Whiteley; daughter Cathy Whiteley O'Connor and husband Tim; son Derek Whiteley; granddaughter Shelby Hubbard Aragon and husband John; great grandchildren, Bentley, Aubrey, Alexis and Ethan; step-brother Steve Putman and step-sister Vicky Conway.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Notes:

  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Johnny Whiteley; d/o Bernice Pollock & Ida Mae (Wright) Pollock

Marlene (Turner) Bartosh
Jun 1, 1933 - Jan 2, 2018

Mrs. Marlene T. Bartosh, 84, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at the Trisun Care Center in Corsicana. She was born on June 1, 1933 in Ludlow, Mississippi to William E. and Lilla Mae Turner.

She was very active in volunteering many hours to Mildred ISD, Boy's Home of Mildred, the American Legion Auxiliary and to the Angels organization for soldiers.

She had served as President of the Eureka Crime Watch.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Cavender and her parents.

She is survived by her husband, August (Sonny) (Augie) Bartosh; daughter, Melinda Wood and husband Mike; son, Rudy Johnson and wife Patrice; daughter, Patricia Bell and husband Raymond; son, David Bartosh and wife Lory; son, August (Sonny) Bartosh, Jr. and wife Leticia; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rodney Bancroft officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jacob Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Walt Wood, Jerry Milroy, Frank Carelli and Gene Hathorn.

Corley Funeral Home

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Frances L. “Fannie” (King) Youngblood
Nov 4, 1860 - May 8, 1931

San Antonio Woman Died in Teague

TEAGUE, May 25.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Annie Youngblood, aged 70, who made her home with her son, Tom Youngblood, in San Antonio, and who came here some three weeks ago to visit in the home of Jack French, died in a Teague sanitarium following an operation.

Burial was in Hopewell cemetery with Eld. H. L. McKissack conducting the services. The deceased was an old resident of Freestone county.

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Aaron Artemas Ware
Dec 20, 1865 - Apr 25, 1932

AARON WARE DIES AT ANGUS; BURIAL HOPEWELL TUESDAY

Aaron Ware, aged 64 years, long time resident of the Angus community, died at Angus Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock and the funeral services were held from the First Baptist church at Angus Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hopewell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jerrens of Wortham.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Hollie, Willie Bell and Oscar Hayden; mother of Angus, three brothers, Tom Ware, William Ware and John Ware, all of Angus; and tweo sisters, Mrs. Sam Pugh, Angus, and Mrs. B. W. Blissett, Corsicana.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 26, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Flossie Ann (Starks) Ware married Oct. 10, 1909; s/o George Washington Ware & Sarah Virginia Ann (Lynch) Ware
     

Albert David “Dave” Dycus
Jan 25, 1902 - Jul 11, 1932

ALBERT D. DYCUS DEAD AS RESULT SATURDAY SHOOTING

OLLIE KING IN COUNTY JAIL CHARGED BY COMPLAINT WITH MURDER

Funeral services for Albert David Dycus, aged 29 years, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning at 3 o’clock from gunshot wounds, were held at the Hopewell cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Dycus received several charges from a shotgun southeast of Corsicana, near Lake Halbert, Saturday, Ollie King, Corsicana, former husband of Dycus’ wife, is in the Navarro county jail charged by complaint with murder in connection with the death of Dycus. King was arrested Saturday by Deputy Sheriff J. M. Westbrook and was charged by complaint with assault with intent to murder. The complaint was changed to murder Monday morning following the death of Dycus.

Dycus underwent an operation late Saturday.

An examining trial was started Monday before Judge Sam B. Jordan, justice of the peace, and will be concluded Tuesday. After the state, under the direction of Cleo G. Miller, criminal district attorney, had introduced testimony from three witnesses. Norris W. Lovett, defense attorney, asked for the remaining portion of the hearing to be postponed until Tuesday in order that the defendant could secure witnesses not present. The defense request was granted.

Eyewitness Story.
A. L. Armstrong, who resides near Navarro, an eye-witness to the shooting, testified he and a negro, whose name he did not know, were riding from Corsicana home with Dycus Saturday afternoon. He said he had known Dycus almost a year and had known Ollie King for 11 years. He testified that the shooting occurred near Lake Halbert Saturday afternoon between 2 and 4 o’clock. He said he and his companions were going south and that King stopped his car, headed north, near them and got out with a gun. He said King fired two times at Dycus and then later shot three more times. He said he was sitting close to Dycus during the time and did not see him reach for any weapon. He said Dycus told him:
“Mr. Armstrong run the team.”

Armstrong testified that the gun snapped a couple of times and that King attempted to hit Dycus with the gun. Dycus had gotten out on one side of the wagon and then got back in. He testified King returned to his (King’s) car turned it around and came back down the road after the wagon ant that he (Armstrong) turned loose the lines and got out of the wagon. He said that King ran to the wagon and shot Dycus again and the mules ran down the road and over the hill. Armstrong said King returned to his car.

Said Was His Friend.
When queried concerning anything King said to him (Armstrong) the witness said King told him as he came back:
“Alex, remember I’m your friend.”

Armstrong said that King and Dycus did not say a word to the other. He said a car in which negros were riding appeared in sight but stopped until after the shooting, and then came toward Corsicana. He said he and the negro who had been in the wagon with Dycus went after the team and drove to the Three-Way Filling station where Dycus was placed in a car and brought to Corsicana. Armstrong drove the team home, he said.

Under questioning by Norris Lovett, Armstrong related that Dycus was living at the home of Mrs. McCarter, mother of Mrs. Dycus and that Ollie King’s two sons also lived there. He said he never heard of any trouble between Dycus and his wife or his stepsons. He denied hearing that Dycus mistreated the two stepsons.

L. C. Morgan, county clerk, testified that a marriage license was issued in his office Nov. 21, 1931, for A. D. Dycus and Mrs. Julia King.

Never Heard of Trouble.
Fate McCarter, brother of Mrs. Dycus, who resides near Burleson’s Bridge, testified that Dave Dycus married Mrs. Julia King, whom he said was divorced from Ollie King last October. He said he visited his mother, with whom Mr. and Mrs. Dycus resided once per week and that he had never heard of any trouble between Dycus and the King boys and knew of no reason for the shooting. He said he had known Ollie King since King was a young boy. He said he knew nothing of the shooting affair under cross-examination by Lovett and admitted he did not know where Dycus formerly resided. He said he had known Dycus about a year.

Surviving Dycus are his wife, Mrs. Julia Dycus, Navarro; two stepsons, Hamilton and Cecil King, Navarro; father, W. J. Dycus, Navarro, four brothers, Roy, Theodore, John and James Dycus, Navarro; and four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Minze, Houston; Mrs. Myrtle Pasley, Jacksonville; Mrs. Hallie Campbell, Navarro, and Mrs. Beatrice McGerry, Drane.

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

Pallbearers were Charles McCarter, Charles McCarter, Jr., Theodore Dycus, Roy Dycus, Jodie Hoffman and Ernest Ward.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 11, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Julie (McCarter) King-Dycus married Nov. 21, 1931; s/o William James “Jim” Dycus & Ida Lena (Duncan) Dycus

Lyda Eliza (Neal) Gilliland
Feb 4, 1871 - Mar 22, 1924

Mrs. W. H. Gilliand Died in Kerens

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, March 22.—Mrs. W. H. Gilliand, aged 55, died at her home here at 4 o’clock this morning and funeral services will be conducted at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the Baptist church.

The deceased is survived by her husband and three children, Miss Ventie Gilliand and Mrs. Vance Thompson of Kerens and A. D. Gilliand of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 22, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (some scources say Gilliland and others Gilland-also marriage record give her name as Eliza and the census says Lyda) w/o William H. Gilliland married Feb. 25, 1887 d/o S. H. Neal and Mary Frances (Rodgers) Neal per death certificate

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Funeral in Kerens Largely Attended

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, March 24.—One of the largest crowds ever attended a funeral at Kerens cemetery attended the funeral of Mrs. W. H., Gilliland Sunday afternoon., Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church, Rev. Joe Everheart, pastor of the First Methodist.

The pallbearers were selected from the younger group of businessmen, they being Rhuel Carroll, Pat Murphy, Clete Owens, Robt, Daniel, Earl Seal and James Walker. The floral offerings were very beautiful indeed, they rave being a mound of flowers.

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William H. Gilliland
Feb 6, 1866 - Nov 4, 1955

W. H. GILLILAND DIES AT KERENS

KERENS, Nov. 4, (Spl.)—William H. Gilliland, 89, retired café operator, died at the home of a daughter, here Friday after a long illness.

Funeral services were held from the Inmon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Mississippi, Gilliland resided at Ennis and Kerens for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thompson, Kerens, and Mrs. R. G. Reeves, Bryan; two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Wafer, Greenville, and Mrs. T. C. Beasley, Kerens; seven grandchildren, two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Layfield, Pate Thompson, Grover Rawlings, Jonnie Mills, John Arnett, Earl Seale.

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Margurite E. (Noble) Sanders
Oct 21, 1903 - Jun 5, 1932

FORMER KERENS GIRL PASSED AWAY IN DETROIT SUNDAY

BODY OF MRS. R. C. SANDERS RETURNED TO OLD HOME FOR BURIAL

KERENS, June 9.—(Spl.)—Mrs. R. C. Sanders, 27, formerly Miss Marguerite Noble, daughter of Mrs. A. Noble of this city, died in a hospital at Detroit, Mich., Sunday evening at 8:30 o’clock following a four weeks’ illness, and the body was forwarded from Detroit Monday evening after funeral services there, arriving in Corsicana Wednesday about noon, and was brought overland to Kerens by P. N. Stockton, director of funeral arrangements.

Funeral services were held on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Methodist church, of which Mrs. Sanders had been a member since nine years of age, with Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the First Baptist church; Rev. H. C. Bowman, Methodist minister and Rev. Joe N. Everheart, Presbyterian pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Sanders was born Oct. 21, 1904, and was reared in Kerens where she received her public school education, graduating from the Kerens high school in 1920. She attended Trinity university at Waxahachie during the 1920-21 term, after which she was a student in the University of Texas at Austin, receiving her degree from that institution in 1924, following which she was a teacher in the public schools of Rice and Powell. In January 1927, she was married to R. C. Sanders of Haskel, also a University of Texas graduate, the wedding ceremony taking place in Detroit, in which city she made her home continuously since that time.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband, a four-weeks old son, both of Detroit; her mother, Mrs. A. Noble of Kerens; three brothers, W. G. Noble of Dallas and P. A. and M. C. Noble of Kerens.

The many beautiful floral tributes sent to the home by sorrowing friends and the large attendance for the funeral services attested the high esteem in which she was held.

Active pallbearers for the funeral were Vernon Bruner, Johnnie Clayton, Cliff Coates, Dare Mabry, Howel Brister, and Chester Ray.

Honorary pallbearers included Z. N. Foster, J. C. Walker, E. E. Nettles, W. T. Stockton, Earl Seale, R. H. Daniel, J. A. Anderson, Ben Miller, Sam Rowe, P. N. Stockton, all of Kerens, and Dr. J. D. Hathorne of Corsicana.

Among the numerous out of town relatives and friends here to pay their last tribute of respect and love at the funeral of Mrs. Sanders were Mrs. P. D. Sanders of Haskell, Mrs. W. E. Hutchins and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Noble of Dallas, Mrs. Susie G. Noble and sister, Miss Elmer Graves of Midland, Mrs. Wm. Noble and Mrs. J. V. Noble of Corsicana, Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Hathorne of Corsicana, Miss Kittie Cherry of Corsicana of Corsicana and many others whose names were unattainable at the time.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 9, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Kerens High School grad. 1920
  • w/o Rufus C. Sanders married Jan. 1927; d/o Lonnie Alonzo Noble & Ella (Scroggs) Noble (birth record says born 1903-obit says 1904)

R. A. Fitch
Feb. 17, 1922 - Nov. 8, 1931

Winkler Boy Died Sunday Afternoon; Burial on Monday

R. A. Fitch, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fitch of Winkler, died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock and the funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Midway.

Surviving are the parents, a sister and three brothers.

Sutherland Funeral home had charge of the funeral.

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Janie O’Dell Steele
B&D Jan. 17, 1932

Infant Buried In Midway Cemetery

An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Steele of Purdon died Sunday and interment was made in the
Midway Cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Surviving are the parents.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Wesley B. Putman
Jul 6, 1850 - Mar 10, 1931

Aged Resident of Dawson Passes Away

DAWSON, March 13.—Funeral services for W. B. Putman, aged 70 years, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in Liberty Hill cemetery.

He was a native of Alabama but had resided in Texas for 50 years, much of that time having been spent in this community.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Wesley Putman, Dawson, and N. K. Putman, Tyler; one sister, Mrs. J. S. Renfro, Dawson, and two brothers, Rev. J. G. Putman, Mexia and Will Putman, Hubbard.

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Sarah Ann “Annie” (Chatman) Putman
Jan 19, 1848 - Dec 30, 1931

Aged Woman Died Near Dawson and Was Buried Thursday

DAWSON, Jan. 1.—Mrs. W. B. Putman, aged 84 years, died at the home of her son, W. W. Putman, near here Wednesday night and the funeral was held Thursday with interment in the Liberty Hill cemetery. Mrs. Putman had been in ill health for some time, but her death was unexpected.

Surviving are two sons, W. W. Putman, Dawson and N. K. Putman, Tyler.

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Queen Victoria (Connell) Richardson
Feb 1865 - Jan 15, 1932

HUBBARD WOMAN IS INSTANTLY KILLED BY PASSENGER TRAIN

Hubbard, Jan. 16.—(Special to The Sun)---Mrs. Victoria Richardson, aged about sixty, was almost instantly killed about 3:30 Friday afternoon when she was struck by a west-bound passenger train on the Cotton Belt Lines while walking along the track.

Mrs. Richardson received a fractured skull, both feet and her left arm were almost severed from the body. The accident occurred about 200 yards west of the depot at Hubbard. The engineer of the train is reported to have attempted to stop the train when it was seen that the victim did not notice its approach, but was unsuccessful.

The deceased is survived by one daughter, Miss Lillian Richardson, teacher in the Richland public schools. Funeral services were originally planned for Saturday afternoon but were postponed to Sunday afternoon because of inclement weather. Interment will be in Liberty Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Richardson is reported to have been in ill health for several months. She was making her home with a widowed daughter-in-law.

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Doctor Riley Woodall
1863 - Jul 5, 1932

D. R. Woodall Died Near Hubbard

HUBBARD, July 9.—D. R. Woodall, aged 68 died at his home two miles north of Hubbard Tuesday and the funeral was held Wednesday with burial in the Liberty Hill cemetery.

The family resided in the Dawson community for 20 years prior to moving to this community 15 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, six children, three brothers and one sister.

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Colorado “Collie” (Wiley) Woodall
Jul 26, 1878 - Nov 16, 1955

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Woodall

Funeral services for Mrs. Collie Woodall, 85, who died at her home in Hubbard Wednesday morning were held from the Wolfe Funeral Chapel in Hubbard Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Liberty Hill cemetery northwest of Dawson.

A native of Alabama, she had resided at Hubbard 56 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Delia Moran, Waco, and Mrs. Georgia Ella Fenter, Spokane, Wash.; four sons, Ezie, Harvie and Roy Woodall, all of Mexia, and Artie Woodall, Hubbard; a brother ed Wiley, Mt. Calm; 24 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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J. Buford Owens
Nov 4, 1911 - Jul 30, 1931

BEAUFORD OWENS OF EUREKA WAS BURIED THERE ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Beauford Owens, aged 18 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Owens of the Eureka community, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the family residence with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Eureka Methodist minister.

Surviving are the parents, and the following brothers and sisters: George Robert Owens, Mrs. Velma Skeen, Lorena Owens, Edna Owens, Ruby Lee Owens and Willard Owens, all of the Eureka community.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Henry Horton Morton
Jan 18, 1908 - Feb 5, 1931

IN MEMORY OF HENRY MORTON.

On Thursday morning, Feb. 5, 1931, Henry Morton passed away at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Morton at Round Prairie.

He had resided at Palacios the past four years and was brought to their home just two weeks prior to his death. He was twenty-three years old on January 18. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and little son, his father, mother, seven sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Jeff Welch, assisted by Rev. W. A. Corkern and Rev. J. U. McAfee, were held at Oak Grove church, into which church the deceased had been received as a member, and his body was laid to rest at that place.

His family wishes to extend sincerest thanks to all those who so tenderly ministered to his needs and who sat so patiently by his side through the long watches of the night; also to those who brought the beautiful floral offerings, and to the ministers for their words of comfort to the bereaved and for their kindly interest in our loved one before he departed this life.

BY MOTHER.

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Lucinda Alice Wyant
Sep 11, 1928 - Jun 5, 1932

DeARMON

DE ARMAN, June 9.—(Spl.)—We are sorry to report the death of little Lucinda Alice Wyant, the 3 year and 8 months old daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Elmer Wyant, who died Sunday night, June 5 and was buried Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Oak Grove cemetery.

Little Miss Maude Wyant was carried to the P. and S. hospital Monday afternoon.

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INFANT SON Honea
Feb 7, 1932 - Feb 7, 1932

Infant Was Buried Tuesday Afternoon

An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Honea died Monday and the funeral services were held at Petty’s Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.

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

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Maria Ramirez
Oct 10, 1931 - Mar 19, 1932

Baby Died Saturday Night; Buried Monday

Funeral services for Maria Ramirez, 7-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joaquin Ramirez, who died at the P. and S. hospital Saturday night at 11:30 o’clock following an illness of several months, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock with interment at Petty’s Chapel.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Max Rangel
Feb 24, 1907 - Jan 14, 1932

Max Rangel Buried Thursday Afternoon

Max Rangel, aged 27 years, corner East Seventh avenue and South Tenth street, died Thursday morning at 1 o’clock and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment at Petty’s Chapel.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Petra Cruz
1911 - Jul 22, 1932

MRS. PETRA CRUZ BURIED AT PETTY’S CHAPEL ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Petra Cruz, aged 21 years, died Friday morning at 8 o’clock at her residence on South Beaton and the funeral services were held and interment made at Petty’s Chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Manuel Adame, Presbyterian minister, conducted the services.

Surviving is a daughter.

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

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Jessie Salasar
Dec 26, 1870 - Aug 18, 1932

Corsicana Man Dies Thursday Morning; Burial Late Today

Jesse Salasar, aged 61 years, died at his residence on South Beaton street, Thursday morning at 5 o’clock, and the funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial at Petty’s Chapel. The services will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are his wife and a son.

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

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