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Charles Hutton Magee, Jr.
May 15, 1934 - Mar 8, 2018
 
Charles Hutton Magee, Jr., 83, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Ennis. Charles was born in Cooper on May 15, 1934 to Charles Hutton and Nannie Pearl (VanGordon) Magee, Sr. He moved to Ennis at the age of 15 from Cooper. He graduated from Ennis High School in 1951. He went on to graduate from East Texas State University with a Bachelor's Degree. He married Jan Mulkey on April 9, 1966 and they made their home in Corsicana until 1992 when they moved back to Ennis. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force where he was stationed at the Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base.
Charles worked for the Corsicana State Home for over 15 years. He worked at Southern Union prior to that. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ennis where he served as a deacon; he also served as a deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Jan Magee; daughter, Janet Magee; son, Col. Robert Magee and wife, Debbie; grandchildren James, Matthew, Luke and Ellie Magee; brother's-in-law and sister's-in-law Jerry and Judy Gray, David Mulkey, Hugh and Jo Beth Ellis; nieces and nephews Lucy Ellis, Dyke Lynn Ellis and George B. Ellis III along with other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dr. Robert V. G. Magee; sister and brother-in-law, Jane Ellis and husband, George B. Jr. and in-laws Keith and Tina Beth Mulkey.
The family will be receiving guests at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the First Presbyterian Church of Ennis followed by a Celebration of Remembrance at noon.
In lieu of flowers the family request you consider the American Cancer Society, First Presbyterian Church of Ennis or Friends of the Ennis Library.

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Elaine Owen
Jul 27, 1947 - Feb 19, 2018

Elaine Owen, 70, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Corley Funeral Home

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Norma (Lewis) Russell
Jun 28, 1931 - Mar 19, 2018

Norma Lewis Russell, a longtime resident of Corsicana, has passed away at the age of 86. Norma was born June, 28, 1931 in Bonifay, Florida and grew up in Port St. Joe, a small nurturing coastal town which fostered in her a strong sense of community.

She graduated from Judson College in Alabama with a degree in drama and studied voice at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. After completing her studies, she became a teacher, married Hunter Russell, and started a family.

In 1970 Norma moved with her husband and children to Corsicana where she became a member and, for a number of years, the choir director of Westminster Presbyterian Church. In addition to directing choir, Norma also taught in the Corsicana, Mildred, and Ennis Independent School Districts. Norma was involved in and enjoyed her friends at many local clubs and organizations. She was always fun to be around.

Corsicana audiences have enjoyed Norma's performances in numerous productions and have witnessed her wit and talent in several of her own musical plays at the Warehouse Living Arts Center.

During their retirement, Norma and Hunter became golfers and also traveled extensively. Norma loved to delight family and friends with her humorous travel stories and created a standup routine from their overseas escapades which she performed locally.

A devoted wife and mother, Norma is survived by her husband, Hunter Russell; children, Matthew Russell, Elizabeth Newman, Catherine Russell, Thomas Russell; numerous grandchildren, a growing number of great-grandchildren and now even great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Blewitt officiating. A private graveside will follow the funeral service.

Donations may be made to the Warehouse Living Arts Center at 119 W. 6th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110.

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Pedro "Pete" Gonzales
Apr 29, 1944 - Apr 4, 2018

Pedro 'Pete' Gonzales, 73, of Corsicana passed away April 4, 2018 in Corsicana. He was born April 29, 1944 in George West.

Viewing will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Bus. 45.

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Jennie Lou "LuLu" (Fry) Collins
Feb 27, 1945 - Mar 13, 2018
 

Jennie Lou Collins, "LuLu", was surrounded by her family when she went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 13, 2018 in Tyler at 73 years of age. Jennie was born to Silas and Virginia Fry on Feb. 27, 1945 in Corsicana where she grew up with her older sister Ginger Jekel. As a girl she was involved in her church, in school as a cheerleader and an avid Camp Fire Girl. She attended Navarro College, Texas Tech and Texas A&M Commerce where she was a class officer, Kappa Delta, and obtained a degree in Business Administration and later was a flight attendant for TWA. She and Gene Thrasher Collins of Honey Grove married July 30, 1966. Her proudest accomplishment was having and raising her five children who blessed her with 11 grandchildren. She loved to sing with her beautiful alto voice, dance the jitterbug with her husband Gene, work in her yard, sit in her gazebo drinking coffee or sweet tea while watching the birds and admiring her beautiful flowers. She loved being on Facebook leaving positive comments, posting encouraging words, and showing off her children and her grandchildren's accomplishments. Mostly, she showed everyone how to not only count their blessings but to truly feel blessed every single day.

Jennie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gene Thrasher Collins of Tyler; her five children and their spouses, Kimberly and Russell Williams of Dallas, Cherry and David Hickman of Plano, Krystil and Bobby Martin of Overton, Gene and Shana Collins of Dallas, and Chad Collins of Katy; her 11 grandchildren Kendall, Regan and Sterling Williams, Collin and Reid Hickman, Bailey and Kameron Martin, Saylor Attaway and Maddox McAllister, and Victoria Klinger and Cayden Collins; in-laws Michael and Dortha Collins and many wonderful nieces, a nephew, and their families.

We will celebrate her life at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Tyler with a visitation immediately following. We ask that any donations being made go to www.copdfoundation.org.

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Thomas Monette "Tommie" Sewell, Jr.
Aug 18, 1930 - Jan 27, 2018

Thomas Monette Sewell, Jr., 87, of Blooming Grove passed away Jan. 27, 2018 after a short illness. His companion of 40 years, Carol Gaines, of Houston, was with him. Other family members were close by. Tom was born in Blooming Grove Aug. 18, 1930 to Beulah and Thomas Monette Sewell, Sr. He graduated from Baylor University and University of Texas School of Law. He practiced law in Houston for 30 years at the prestigious firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. After retiring, Tom moved back to Blooming Grove to operate a cattle business on his parents' land. He built his home there as well.
During their years together, Tom and Carol enjoyed square dancing, music, movies and traveling. They made many trips to National Parks in the western United States and to various destinations in Europe. Tom was an accomplished artist working primarily in watercolors. Favorite subjects were his beloved cattle and dogs, and amazing scenes from his widespread travels.
He was preceded in death by his parents Beulah and Net Sewell, his sister Mollie Sewell Smith and his brother Bill Sewell.
He is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Lynn Pearson of Waco, Susan and Charlie Hoffmeyer of New Ulm, Gayl Newton of San Antonio, Griff Smith of Caldwell, Bilray and Chely Sewell of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ivette and Jack Conway of St. Louis, Missouri, and Kari Sewell and husband Joe Morales of Ashville, North Carolina. He also is survived by his much-loved companion Carol Gaines, many great nieces and great nephews and his precious dogs Chula, Cody and Giada.
The family greatly appreciates the help and love given to Tom by neighbors Paula and Trae Southard and Baldo Ferrer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the pavilion at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Tom's memory to your favorite charity.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Alfred R. "Nick" Nickleberry
abt 1940 - Apr 23, 2018

Alfred R. "Nick" Nickleberry, 78, of Fort Worth passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 in Houston surrounded by his family.
He is survived by daughters, Tezrha L. Nickleberry of Houston, Tausha A. Nickleberry of Houston, Erica R. Nickleberry of Fort Worth and Marcie Byrd of Charlotte, North Carolina; sister, Tennie Harris (Sylvester) of Los, Angeles, California; aunt, Shelia Hicks-Betts (Joe Dean) of Rice; five grandson's, Re'Vion, Tre', Chandler, DJ, and Nicholas; five granddaughter's, Te'a, Schulyer, Spirit, Genesis, and Kadynce; one great granddaughter Cadence Z. Feagins; special cousin Wilhemina Daniels (Michael) and a host of many relatives and friends.
A wake will be held at Golden Gate Funeral Home, 5701 E. Loop 820 S. in Fort Worth Friday May 4, 2018. Visitation will be held from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Chapel service

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Alfred Lewis Martin
Sept 15, 1923 - Apr 29, 2018

Alfred Lewis Martin, 94, of Pelham passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Pelham, Navarro County to the parentage of Lewis and Holly Caruthers Martin. After finishing his formal education, Alfred transferred to active duty Aug. 23, 1943 in the Army/Air Force. He did his training at Kearns, Utah assigned to third army, then re-assigned to the AAF with the 2143 B.U. Tuskegee, Alabama. He served as an Air Force mechanic for the Tuskegee Airmen. He served as Trouble Shooter and Flight Chief for Radio Communication in advance training. He was awarded Good Conduct Medal, Medal for Outstanding Solider in third Army in Europe and the Victory Medal.
Alfred was assigned to training school for replacements to the Negro Fighting Units, pursuit squadron. On Feb. 22, 1946 he was honorable discharged as a first Sgt. After moving to California he purchased and operated a gas station. Alfred returned home to Pelham and was a farmer and rancher for 60 plus years. He served on various agriculture committees and boards including the Seed & Grain Committee for the State of Texas.
He loved Pelham and served as the chairman of the Pelham Community Association for many years. He was instrumental in getting land donated to the Pelhem Cemetery.
Alfred was awarded Farmer of the year in 1984 by the Corsicana Rotary Club; Vice President of Texas Cotton Program; Navarro Pest Management Association in 1997.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Dr. Laurie Martin Gunter, Vernis Martin Hudgins, Marilyn Martin and one grandson, Jelani Alfred Martin-Lewis.
Alfred leaves to cherish his memories wife Rose Marie Martin of Pelham; children Evonne Martin of Lancaster, California and Dr. Cheryl Jackson and husband Al of Palm Spring, California; step-children Evette Stephens and Alonda Simon both of California; grandchild Lasha Cooper; brother Jay Perry Martin and wife, Christine of Dallas; nieces Elaine Bonow and Margo Toner both of Seattle, Washington and Patricia Williams of Houston, Billy Hudgins of Houston, Jason Martin of Seattle, Washington and Jordan Martin of Dallas; brother-in-law William King of Los Angeles, California along with other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Second Mission Baptist Church with Jim Martin officiating and Riley Caruthers as eulogist.
Interment to follow in Pelham Community Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Heiskell; Sandy Caruthers, Jordan Martin, Billy Hudgins, Ralph Porter, Brice Porter and Ray Sweeney.
Honorary pallbearers include J.B. Porter, Bernard Porter, Sr., Bernard Porter, Jr. and Frank Graham.

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William Anthony "Tony" Sanders
Jan 8, 1955 - May 2, 2018

William Anthony "Tony" Sanders of Frost passed away Wednesday evening, May 2, 2018 at the age of 63 surrounded by his loved ones. Tony was born Jan. 8, 1955 in Corsicana to Roy and Jean Sanders. He was a 1971 graduate of Frost High School. He worked with his father at Sanders and Son for over 20 years with heavy equipment. Tony loved to hunt and fish and he loved dogs, his constant companions Sam, Sid and Troubles.
Tony was preceded in death by his father Roy Sanders in 1999. He will be surely missed by his mother Jean Sanders, caretaker and close friend Brandi Moore and Lynn Short who was like a brother. Along with many friends.
Visitation with his family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Frost Cemetery under the pavilion. Bro. Grady Cashion will officiate with Carl Cassidy singing selected song selections. Pallbearers will be Lynn Short, Brad Honea, Jeff Spade, Larry Gillen, Tyrone Hood, Jeff Moore, Jeremy Spade and Larry McRay.
The family is asking that memorials be made to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Tony was born on January 8, 1955 and passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Tony was a resident of Frost, Texas at the time of passing.

He was a graduate of Frost High School in 1971.

Visitation with his family will be Friday evening from 5 - 7pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Frost Cemetery under the pavilion at 11am Saturday, May 5, 2018. Family Visitation MAY 4. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana 1530 N. 45th Street Corsicana, TX, US, 75110 info@griffin-roughton.com Family Visitation begins. Graveside Funeral Service MAY 5. 11:00 AM Frost Cemetery FM 667 and HWY 22 Frost, TX, US, 76641 Graveside Funeral Service begins.

The family is asking that memorials be made to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

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Phillip Alan Gowan
Oct 17, 1952 - May 1, 2018

Phillip Alan Gowan, 65, a native of Corsicana and descendant of early settlers in the Powell/Chatfield and Bazette/Round Prairie areas, passed away at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
He was born in Corsicana on Oct. 17, 1952, the only child of Theodore Phillip "Ted" Gowan and Julia Thedia "Judy" Morris Gowan. He attended Corsicana public schools Travis and Drane and was a member of the first class to graduate from the "new" Corsicana High School in the class of 1971, where he was an officer in the National Honor Society and held officer positions with the Student Council. He loved politics even then. He particularly enjoyed participating in the Spanish Club, and their travels, trips to Mexico, and spoke Spanish like it was his native tongue. He participated in two of the Dallas Morning News spelling bees, winning one of them.
In the seventh grade, Phil became curious about the Island of Tristan da Cunha when he saw an article in the National Geographic as part of a school assignment. He became a pen pal and close friend of Dereck Rogers on the Island and maintained contact with him until his death. In the beginning letters sometimes took six months to exchange. Derek visited the United States several times and Phil made two trips to Tristan.
He attended Navarro College, received a degree in Spanish from Howard Payne University and went back to get another degree and a Masters degree in business, also from Howard Payne.
Even as a young child, Phil kept a camera handy, loved dogs and was interested in people. Phil was a master at locating people, loved genealogy, travel, politics ultra conservative, classical and country music, good food especially desserts with fudge being a favorite! He was a devout Methodist and served as a leader of youth group and Sunday school teacher in Tennessee.
Phil was a world-renowned Titanic historian and considered one of two leading experts in the entire world. He traveled to four continents to research survivors and interviewed survivors and their descendants and published articles in newspapers in the United States and Europe, as well as doing presentations at Titanic Historical Society, World Class Titanic Exhibition in Bristol and Bradford England. He was interviewed by National Geographic and numerous media sources worldwide. After retirement, he consulted with The Titanic Exhibit in Branson, Missouri and designed the passenger ticket and wrote the information for all the souls from the Titanic listed on the tickets.
Phil's memory was second to none and his stories will be remembered by his friends on six continents.
Phil started work at Taco Bell as a teenager and retired from Bell South Mobility in November 2002, after living in several states and 25 years of service.
Phil was a survivor of rheumatic fever as a child, thyroid cancer, heart valve replacement, and lived over 65 months with a less than six month prognosis of Carcinoid Neuroendocrine cancer. Cancer did not take his life, his heart just wore out. The recent stress on his heart proved to be too much for him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a special aunt, Zetta.
He is survived by his beloved dog, Lujza Blaha, a large group of Morris and Gowan cousins and a magnitude of friends worldwide. Phil had a vast array of friends, many of whom were lifetime friends and one special friend, Patti Chancelor Cooper and her son , Zack and his wife Collen Cooper. He is also survived by his 50-year pen pal and close friend in Tristan da Cunha, Dereck Rogers and his wife, Hiliary, and their daughter (whom Phil considered his niece), Emma Swain and husband, Nicky and their children, Ryan Phillip and Tyler.
Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Randall B. Bush of Jackson, Tennessee at The First United Methodist Church in Corsicana at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018. The service will be followed by Graveside at New Chatfield Cemetery. Afterwards, a reception with light refreshments will be held at the United Methodist Church in Chatfield. Refreshments provided by a group of friends from his Class of 1971.
Pallbearers will be Larry Christie of Kerens; Michael Cohen of Denton; Jerry Fortenberry, Brandon, Mississippi; David Parnell, Brentwood, Tennessee; Tim Trower, Springfield, Missouri; and Hughes Underdahl, Palm Desert, California.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dereck Rogers, Tristan da Cunha; Kalman Tanito, Budapest, Hungary; Geoff Whitfield, Liverpool, England; Mark Wiley of Corsicana; The Islanders of Tristan da Cunha; Buck Truelove of Corsicana; Zane Wilchar of Kerens; Zack Cooper of Odessa; Tyler Walton, Van Couver, British Columbia; Wade Gowan, Memphis, Tennesse.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, (Gene Bullard, director, Class of '71) Kerens, Texas.

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William Daniel "Danny" Grace
Dec 16, 1959 - May 6, 2018

Danny Grace, 58, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born Dec. 16, 1959 in Ennis to B.V. "Tuffy" and Betty Dechaume Grace.
He lived life just the way he wanted to and had a great love for his Mother, Betty and his cat, Garfield.
He was preceded in death by his father, B.V. "Tuffy" Grace, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Dechaume and Mr. and Mrs. Buel Grace.
He is survived by his daughter, Angel Dawn Lindsey and husband Mike of Lewiston, ID; son, Danny McGraw and wife Jessica of Houston; granddaughter, Sydney Neisler of Lewiston, Idaho; grandsons, Cole and Wesley Neisler of Lewiston, Idaho, Colt and Lane McGraw of Houston; great grandson, Caden Neisler of Lewiston, Idaho; mother, Betty Rousey of Corsicana; brothers, Gene Grace, Jackie Grace and wife Nancy, Donny Grace and wife Debbie, and Kenny Grace and wife Mona all of Corsicana; half-sister, Lisa Grace; half-brothers, Steven and Chris Grace of Eden, North Carolina along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends, Troy Sykes and Lloyd Ross.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Stephens and Mr. Lloyd Ross officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cody Grace, Rusty Grace, Larry Teer, Elvin St. Ledger, Eric Hancock and Larry Graves.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the CHRISTUS-Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, 800 E. Dawson, Tyler, Texas 75701 or www.tmfhc.org/donate or the American Heart Association at www.donatenowheart.org.

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Rosie "Moosie" McDade
abt 1954 - Apr 17, 2018
 
Rosie "Moosie" McDade, 63, former Corsicana resident passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Kelly Temple COGIC. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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  • Published on April 25, 2018

William Allen Parsons
Nov 30, 1955 - Apr 23, 2018
 
William Allen Parsons, 62, of Tool passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at UT Health Center in Tyler.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Submitted by Karen Rost
Mr. William Allen Parsons, 62, of Tool passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at UT Health Center in Tyler, Texas. He was born on November 30, 1955 in Corsicana to Robert Charles and Margarett Frances Parsons.
He graduated from Corsicana High School, and then went to work as an apprentice electrician. He worked many years as a licensed electrician and later started working as a truck driver. He was an avid fisherman, and had a hobby of buying, fixing, and selling electric scooters.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Charles Parsons; his twin brother, Gary, his brother, Jimmy, his grandparents and his uncle, George Thompson.
He is survived by his mother, Margarett Parsons; his wife of 20 years, Mary; daughters, Melissa Parsons, Amanda Gonzales and husband Brian, and Brandie Keene and husband John; son, Brandon Parsons and wife Brittney; stepchildren, John, Heather and Joseph; six grandchildren and a big host of friends. He will missed by all who knew him.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery.

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  • h/o Candy Jean (Taylor) Parsons and Mary Parsons; s/o Robert Charles Parsons & Margaret Frances (Thompson) Parsons

John Elvin Craig
Aug 24, 1944 - Apr 16, 2018
 
John Elvin Craig was born on August 24, 1944 in Corsicana, Texas to J.E. and Louise Craig and passed away April 16, 2018. He is survived by his daughter Megan Hutchison, her husband Randy and three grandchildren, Caroline, Will and Lou. John lived a full life; he was an Eagle Scout, attended Navarro College, served in the National Guard for six years, owned a dry cleaners and started his own wrecking yard. Most recently, he'd been a long-time resident in Juliff, Texas where he was famous for his daily walks on Miller Road and his surfer wave. In 2005, John received a heart transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital that changed his life. He found his true calling as a volunteer at Methodist Hospital in the Houston Medical Center for over 10 years, visiting heart transplant patients and their families.
Services will be held at Second Baptist Church 5757 FM 1463 Katy, Texas 77494 at 11:00 am, Friday April 20, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in support of Dr. Guillermo Torre's research c/o Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation, PO Box 4384, Houston, TX 77210-4384.
Arrangements by Carnes Funeral Home

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Buel Lee Hagle
Dec 4, 1922 - Apr 17, 2018
 
Buel Lee Hagle, 95, of Hillsboro and a former resident of Dawson and Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in a Hillsboro nursing facility.
Buel Lee was born Dec. 4, 1922 in Dawson to William Floyd and Effie Dee (Sykes) Hagle. He was raised in Dawson and was a graduate of Dawson High School before attending business college in Dallas. While later living in Corsicana, Buel Lee became a longtime owner and operator of several drive-in movie theaters in various cities including Longview, Mexia, Palestine, Athens and two in Corsicana.
While in Corsicana he was very active in church and civic affairs including serving as the President of the Chamber of Commerce. Buel Lee married Barbara Sue Hagle on Oct. 9, 1975 and they moved to Dawson in 1976 after building a new home there. He finally sold his last drive-in in the early 1980's and then devoted his time tending to his ranch and cattle. For the past several years, Buel Lee had lived at Town Hall Estates in Hillsboro. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Churches in Dawson and Corsicana and was a Mason for over 50 years. Buel Lee proudly served his country during WWII in the Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Sue Hagle in 2002; daughter-in-law, Sandra Kay Butler Hagle and granddaughter, Kristi Lyn Hagle Herzinger.
Survivors include sons, Terry Lee Hagle of Fairfax Station, Virginia, Harold Ray Hagle of Tyler and Jeff Murray and wife, Trisha of Forney; daughter, Becky Walters and husband, Richard of Tyler; grandsons, Brandon Hagle and wife, Heather of Chireno, Ryan Walters and wife, Emily of Houston and Jeffery Murray and wife, Becki of Hillsboro; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Lee Hagle and Hannah Kaylyn Hagle, both of Chireno and Tucker Herzinger of Padre Island and several other extended family members and many friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23 with Honors Masonic and Military at Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Main, Dawson, Texas 76639 or Dawson Cemetery, P.O. Box 126, Dawson, Texas 76639.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Maurice Hall
Dec 19, 1925 - Apr 22, 2018
 
Maurice Hall, 92, of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his residence. He was born Dec. 19, 1925 in Frost to parents A. C. and Sarah Allie Hall.

Maurice enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1943 during WWII and served aboard the USS Casper, a patrol frigate, on the Pacific coast. He was self-employed in aircraft interior restoration and also household and office furniture restoration. He married Shirley Ivison on April 7, 2007. Maurice was a member of Fairfield Christian Center where he played bass guitar for worship services. He loved hunting, fishing and vegetable gardening.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Helen Hall in 2006; a grandson, Cole Hollingsworth in 2003 and two sisters.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Shirley of Fairfield; a daughter, Dolores Hall of Fairfield; two step-sons, James Ivison and wife Cindy of Clute and Darrell Ivison and wife Jill of Wylie, along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 atOakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Pastor Troy Hendrickson of Fairfield Christian Center officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Sherber, Roy Peterson, Jerry Scruggs, John Miller, Willie Ward, Bradley Anderson and Don Cornett.

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  • US COAST GUARD WWII
  • h/o (1) Helen F. (Minhinnette) Hall and (2) Shirley Ann (Cain) Ivison-Hall; s/o A.C. Hall & Sarah Allie Hall
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 23, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Virginia Mae (Barnes) Simington
1944 - Apr 24, 2018
 
Virginia Mae Simington, age 73, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at her residence.

Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Virginia Mae Simington, age 73, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2018 at her residence. She was born in 1944 near Athens, Texas to Lorene Barnes.

Virginia worked as a certified nursing assistant at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for over ten years. She moved to Corsicana in 1956 and married Donald Edward Simington in April of 1962. She had five children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorene (J.C.) Barnes, her husband, Donald Simington; her son, Wayne Simington, her daughter, Rhonda Simington, her sisters; Helen Wallace and Evaline Coffee and her brother, Dole Davis.

Virginia is survived by her sister, Saleta (Jack) Davidson; her children; Jay (Sheila) Simington, Ron Simington and Jeff (Aimee) Simington; her grandchildren; Krysty Copeland, Kalleigh (J.J.) Caudillo, Kelsey Simington, Raegan Simington, Jordan Simington, Michele (James) Smiser, Kayla (Zach) Becker and Austin Mulanax; and her great-grandchildren; Lalita Underwood, Anistan Hinojos, Alec Hinojos, Elijah Caudillo, Eann Caudillo and Krista Smiser.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Oakwood Cemetery with Walden Eugene Davidson and Debbie Kelle officiating.
 


Arliss (Lock-Shell) Watson
1932 - Apr 23, 2018
 
Arliss Shell Watson
1932 - 2018

Arliss Shell Watson, 85, of Corsicana, ended her journey on Monday, April 23, 2018 with her family by her side in College Station, of complications from a stroke.

Born in Mexia, she grew up in Corsicana and married Harold "Toppy" Watson of Corsicana in 1952. The couple had been high school sweethearts at Corsicana High School and both graduated from Texas Tech University. They loved to dance and their perfectly matched steps and flowing style provided a visual demonstration that they were soul mates. He preceded her in death in 2005.

Her life took an adventurous turn in 1960 when Toppy's job in the oil industry took them to a small village on Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, with their two young sons. They lived in Venezuela for more than 25 years, adapting quickly to a new life with few modern conveniences in a culture that they grew to love. They moved to the city of Maracaibo for their final years in the country, where their home was the hub of social activity for a tightly knit international community. After leaving South America, they lived in Falfurrias, Odessa, and Austin before returning to Corsicana in 1991.

Arliss was a lifelong world traveler, from her first overseas voyage on the Queen Mary to Europe as a teenager. She traveled extensively with Toppy and her family, planning trips through South America and Europe meticulously herself in the days before internet travel sites. She always preferred "local color" over luxury, which could include sleeping on straw-stuffed mattresses at an inn off the beaten path and hauling suitcases on foot rather than taking cabs. Later she traveled with her sister Sandra Curtis of Corsicana. The two sisters made a number of talks at Corsicana's Kinsloe House women's club about their far-flung tours throughout Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. They entertained their audience with photos of themselves riding elephants and camels, scaling rugged mountains, and scenes of colorful markets and ancient ruins in exotic locales. The two continued to travel together until Arliss was in her eighties, when she finally put away her passport. She kept a long shelf of thick scrapbooks bulging with photos, notes, and mementos that carefully documented each trip.

She was a rare combination of the meticulous and the creative, both practical and artistic, a doer and a dreamer. She had a strong head for business and balanced her checkbook to the penny every month, but had a discriminating eye for color and design, played the piano by ear and had a passion for the theater, both amateur and professional productions. She traveled to New York and London to see plays, often two in one day, as well as attending the theater in Dallas and Corsicana. Her dramatic flair was on display when she acted in lead parts in several productions of the Maracaibo Players, but she also sewed costumes and worked on sets with Toppy behind the scene. A voracious reader, she was a member of two Corsicana book clubs.

Arliss was a devoted member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana. Her daily schedule revolved around church activities. She prepared meals for holidays and funerals, delivered food to shut-ins, decorated the church, purchased flowers, served as an elder and on church committees, attended study groups, taught children's Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and watched children when parents attended counseling at the church's Child and Family Program for families in need, which she was instrumental in founding. The family often joked that she was there whenever the church doors opened. She was a supporter of the Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Texas, as well as many other charities assisting children, the needy and veterans. She never wanted credit or recognition for her service.

Arliss continued to amaze all who met her with her vitality and youthful appearance until the end, with her trademark red hair hardly showing a trace of gray. She lived completely independently until she suffered a stroke on March 30 while shopping at a garden center for ferns for her patio.
Arliss was the daughter of Arthur R. Lock and Emma Eugenia "Jean" Smith of Mexia, who named her after the 1930s British actor George Arliss. Her step-father was Dr. William Shell of Corsicana.

Her survivors include two sons, Harold "Tres" Watson III and wife Margaret of Dallas and William Shell Watson and wife Ruth of College Station; grandson Chris Watson; sister Sandra Shell Curtis of Corsicana; sister-in-law Bunny Watson Heroman of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a number of nieces and nephews and their children, with whom she maintained close relationships.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana with Dr. John Blewitt officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Memorials may be made in her name to the Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Texas at 5920 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas 78749

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Harold Bertram "Toppy" Watson, Jr;- d/o Arthur R. Lock & Emma Eugenia "Jean" Smith - Stepfather, Dr. William Shell

Billy J. Baldwin
May 18, 1932 - May 11, 2018

Billy's Story
Billy J. Baldwin went to be with the Lord Friday, May 11, 2018 in Corsicana. He was born May 18, 1932 at Pisgah Ridge to parents Jesse E. Baldwin and Mary Lane Baldwin. He graduated from Richland High School in 1950 and married Vada Keller on Feb. 2, 1952. They lived in Retreat, then in Corsicana for the remainder of their lives. They celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2017.
Bill was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He worked at Miller Hat Factory, then as a butcher for Safeway Food Stores and later for H.E.B. Grocery store until he retired. He became a Christian at an early age and was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana since 1970.
Bill was well known and loved around the North Texas area as an avid and accomplished musician. His main instrument was the fiddle, and he played in numerous Country and Western dance bands, also playing Texas Swing and traditional fiddle tunes, starting at the age of 11. He was a member of the Silver Spur Play Boys band in the '50s and the Nightlighters in recent years. He played with numerous famed musicians through the years such as Hank Thompson, Floyd Tillman, Freddy Fender, David Frizzell, Jerry Gimble and Buddy Brady. He became aquainted with Gene Watson, Johnny Gimble, Bill Anderson and Tony Douglas.
Bill and Vada loved going to the Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion where he won awards in the contest and later served as judge. He also played guitar, trumpet and sang in his bands. He often performed, sang, and led music in church. Many fun evenings were enjoyed by family and friends when Bill and his musician friends held big jam sessions at an annual family camp-outs at Navarro Mills Lake. Bill also loved motorcycling, boating, water-skiing, camping, going to Six Flags, teaching Sunday school and working with the youth group at his church.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Vada, his parents, sister Juanita Griffin and four brothers, James, Lloyd, Charles and Jesse Ray Baldwin.
He is survived by daughter LouAnn Baldwin; sisters Jo Edith Brown and Irene Davenport Robinson along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will immediately follow at 12:45 p.m. at Younger Cemetery in Purdon with Bro. Johnathan Simons officiating.
The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Twilight Nursing Home for their love and excellent care of Bill during his time there.

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  • Published on May 14, 2018

Allie Mae (Brown) Williams
Jan 26, 1900 - Sep 29, 1933

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR WOMAN WHO DIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. H. A. Williams, aged 33 years, 923 North Thirteenth Street, who died Friday night at 7:30 o’clock, will be held from the Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the church.

Surviving are her husband, six sisters, Mrs. J. B. Thomas, Inkley, Okla.; Mrs. R. J. McNutt, Hobart, Okla.; Mrs. Josephine Walker, Hobart, Okla.; Miss Ida Brown, Chickasha, Okla.; Mrs. J. L. Belase, Fort Cobb, Okla.; Mrs. Ruby Belase, Fort Cobb, Okla.; and two brothers, Alvie Brown and Thomas Brown, both of Stillwater, Okla.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNE4RAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. WILLIAMS

Funeral services for Mrs. H. A. Williams, aged 33 years, 923 North Thirteenth Street, who died Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of Christ with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister, Mrs. Williams had been in ill health for several years.

Surviving are her husband, six sisters, Mrs. J. B. Thomas, Inkley, Okla.; Mrs. R. J. McNutt, Hobart, Okla.; Mrs. Josephine Walker, Hobart, Okla.; Miss Ida Brown, Chickasha, Okla.; Mrs. J. L. Belase, Fort Cobb, Okla.; Mrs. Ruby Belase, Fort Cobb, Okla.; and two brothers, Alvie Brown and Thomas Brown, both of Stillwater, Okla.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Newton Levi Benson, Sr.
May 4, 1860 - Jan 1, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR N. L. BENSON

Funeral services for Newton Levi Benson, aged 72 years, well-known merchant in Navarro county for many years, who died at the family home, 644 West Fourth Avenue, Sunday morning at 1:30 o’clock after an illness of several months, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Dr. J. Howard Williams, Dallas, executive secretary of the Texas-Baptist convention and formerly pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mr. Benson was active in civic affairs.

He was a native of Georgia and moved to Mexia in 1896 where he entered business. He came to Corsicana in 1900 and conducted a dry goods business here until he retired a few years ago.

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Annie (Brown) Benson
Nov 14, 1867 - Mar 25, 1949

Mrs. N. L. Benson Dies On Friday; Rites Saturday

Mrs. N. L. Benson, Sr., aged 81 years, died at the family home, 644 West Fourth avenue Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. R. J. Fletcher pastor of the Farmer Baptist church.

Born Nov. 14, 1867, in Bowden, Ga., Mrs. Benson came to Mexia in 1897 and to Corsicana in 1900. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, N. L. Benson, Jr., Tyler; Harry B. Benson, Crockett, and Jack Benson, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas F. Brown, Houston; a sister, Mrs. C. A. Kennedy, Oklahoma, City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be N. Suttle Roberts, W. M. Taylor, S. K. Brietz, J. R. Howell, C. C. Roberts and E. C. Lee.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. N. L. Benson Funeral Service Held On Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. N. L. Benson, Sr., aged 81 years, who died Friday morning, were held from the family home, 644 West Fourth avenue Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Benson was a long-time member, and Rev. R. J. Fletcher, pastor of the Farmer Baptist Church.

A native of Bowden, Ga., Mrs. Benson came to Texas in 1897 and resided in Mexia three years before moving to Corsicana in 1900. She was the widow of the late N. L. Benson, long-time Corsicana and Navarro county merchant.

Surviving are three sons, N. L. Benson, Jr., Tyler; Harry B. Benson, Crockett, and Jack Benson, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas F. Brown, Houston; a sister, Mrs. C. A. Kennedy, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, W. M. Taylor, S. K. Brietz, J. R. Howell, C. C. Roberts and E. C. Lee.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Pierce Mayer
Jun. 1, 1868 - Jul. 9, 1933
 
POSTMASTER MAYER DIED SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER LONG ILLNESS

FUNERAL PLANS AWAITING ARRIVAL OF DAUGHTER FROM SOUTH AMERICA

Pierce Mayer, 65, postmaster here for the past ten years, prominent Republican leader and identified with the business interests of Corsicana for many years, died at his home, 704 West Fourth avenue, Sunday night shortly before 10 o’clock, after an illness of several months. Funeral arrangements are not being made pending the arrival of his only child, Mrs. P. E. Millender, Fort Alegro, Brazil, South America, who is reported to have left for the United States Sunday morning by plane. Mrs. Millender is not expected to reach Corsicana until the latter part of the week.

A native of Germany, Mr. Mayer came to America about 50 years ago, and had resided her for many years. He was in the market business and was chief of the fire department for a number of years.

Mr. Mayer was prominent in the various branches of the Masonic order, and was the only Thirty-Third Degree Mason in Corsicana. He had received a number of high awards and honors in the Masonic bodies.

His appointment as postmaster was made by President Harding in February, 1923, and he was reappointed by Presidents Coolidge and Hoover. His term would have expired in February, 1935.

Mr. Mayer had been a member of the Corsicana Lions club for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife and daughter. A number of relatives reside in Germany.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIERCE MAYER BE HELD SUNDAY

BODY HAS BEEN HELD PENDING ARRIVAL DAUGHTER FROM SOUTH AMERICA

Funeral services for Pierce Mayer, 65, postmaster here for 10 years, who died Sunday night, July 9, after a several months’ illness, will be held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, July 23, at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the church.

The Thirty-third degree Masons of Dallas will have charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Mayer was a native of Germany, but had resided in America about 50 years. He had been a long-time resident of Corsicana and was active in the civic, religious and political circles for many years. He had been an active member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church and was the only Thirty-Third degree Mason here. He had received many honors from the Masonic fraternity.

Prior to being fire chief of Corsicana for a number of years, and serving as postmaster for 10 years, Mr. Mayer was in the market business. He had been a member of the Corsicana Lions club for years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Millender, Port Alegro, Brazil, South America; and a number of relatives in Germany.

Funeral arrangements were held up pending the arrival of Mrs. Millender.

He was appointed postmaster by President Harding and was re-appointed by Presidents Coolidge and Hoover. His term would have expired in February, 1935.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR PIERCE MAYER

THIRTY-THIRD DEGREE MASON TO HAVE CHARGE OF SERVICES AT GRAVE

Funeral services for Pierce Mayer, 65, Corsicana postmaster, who died Sunday night, July 9, after a several months illness will be held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the church. Thirty-Third degree Masons from Dallas will have charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Mayer was native of Germany but had resided in America for 50 years. He had been a resident of Corsicana many years and engaged in the market business for some time, later serving as fire chief of Corsicana. Mr. Mayer had been prominent in republican circles for many years having served as county chairman. He was appointed postmaster here, Feb. 1923, by President Harding and was re-appointed by Presidents Coolidge and Hoover.

Mr. Mayer was active in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church and took an active interest in chariatable organizations during his entire lifetime. He was prominent in the Lions club for years.

Surviving are his widow, Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Millender, Port Alegro, Brazil, South America; and a number of relatives in Germany.

The following Dallas Thirty-third degree Masons will have charge of the services at the grave:
A. D. Fraser, 33 degree, I. G. H., wise master; Temple H. Morrow, 33 degree, I. G. H., orator; Dr. J. B. Hill, 33 degree, I. G. H., senior warden; W. A. Browning, 33 degree, I. G. H., junior warden, High Priest and Prophet of Hella Shrine Temple.

Sam Marks, 32 degree, K. C. C. H., expert; and George E. Vickers, 32 degree, K. C. C. H., assistant expert, will assist in the funeral.

Hella Temple Quartet.
The Hella Temple quartet, composed of Martin Thomas, T. K. Johnston, Fred Shelton and Marcel Jones will furnish the music at the grave.

Mesdames R. N. Elliott and W. L. Kirk and Messrs. Roy Leeds and Robert E. Layton, with Mrs. W. P. McCammon at the piano, Third Avenue Presbyterian choir, will render music at the services.

Active pallbearers will be Hugh Loper, John J. Garner, A. M. Hendricks, A. H. Highnote, Earl Bush and B. T. Delahy, all employees of the post office.

Honorary Pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sam P. Cochran, 33 degree, lieutenant grand commander of the supreme council, sovereign grand inspector general in Texas; Walter C. Temple, 33 degree, I. G. H.; J. L. Stephens, 33 degree, I. G. H.; James C. Jones, 33 degree, I. G. H.; R. E. L. Saner, 33 degree I. G. H.; J. L. Burgess, 33 degree, I. G. H.; Boyd Brown, 33 degree, I. G. H., Asher Mintz, 33 degree, I. G. H., recorder, Hella Temple of the Shrine; John C. Harris, 32 degree, K. C. C. H., potentate, Hella Temple of the Shrine.
Employees of the post office, members of the Masonic Lodge and friends of the family.

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

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PIERCE MAYER WAS BURIED SUNDAY WITH IMPRESSIVE RITES

THIRTY-THIRD DEGREE MASONS HAVE CHARGE SERVICES OAKWOOD GRAVE

With impressive Rose Croix rites conducted at the grave by Dallas Thirty-Third Degree Masons, funeral services for Pierce Mayer, 65, Corsicana postmaster, who died Sunday, July 9, were held Sunday afternoon from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the church, of which Mr. Mayer had been a long-time active member.

Mr. Mayer was the only Thirty-Third degree Mason in Navarro county. Many prominent Masons were on hand for the rites.

Mr. Mayer was a native of Germany but had resided in America since young manhood. He had been postmaster of Corsicana for the past ten years and prior to that time was fire chief of Corsicana and was prominent in civic, religious, fraternal and political circles for years. He was appointed postmaster here, Feb. 1923, by President Harding and was reappointed by Presidents Coolidge and Hoover. Under his administration, the local post office has shown a remarkable growth. The personnel of the office has increased from five city carriers and eight clerks to nine city carriers, eleven clerks and a full time parcel post carrier. The city delivery services has been extended several times during his tenure of office. A $90,000 addition to the post office building has been made.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Millender, Port Alegro, Brazil, South America.

Masons In Charge.
The following Dallas Thirty-third degree Masons had charge of the services at the grave:
A. D. Fraser, 33 degree, I. G. H., wise master; Temple H. Morrow 33 degree, I. G. H., orator: Dr. J. B. Hill, 33 degree, I. G. H., senior warden; W. A. Browning, 33 degree, I. G. H., junior warden (High Priest and Prophet of Hella Shrine Temple)

Sam Marks, 32 degree, K. C. C. H., expert; and George E. Vickers, 32 degree, K. C. C. H., assistant expert, assisted in the funeral.

Hella Temple Quartet.
The Hella Temple quartet, composed of Martin Thomas, T. K. Johnston, Fred Shelton and Marcel Jones furnished music at the grave.

Mesdames R. N. Elliott and W. L. Kirk and Messrs. Roy Leeds and Robert E. Layton, with Mrs. W. P. McCammon at the piano, Third Avenue Presbyterian choir, rendered music at the services.

Active pallbearers were Hugh Loper, John J. Garner, A. M. Hendricks, A. H. Highnote, Earl Bush and B. T. Delahy, all employees of the post office.

Honorary Pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Sam P. Cochran, 33 degree, lieutenant grand commander of the supreme council, sovereign grand inspector general in Texas; Walter C. Temple, 33 degree, I. G. H.; J. L. Stephens, 33 degree, I. G. H.; James C. Jones, 33 degree, I. G. H.; R. E. L. Saner, 33 degree I. G. H.; J. L. Burgess, 33 degree, I. G. H.; Boyd Brown, 33 degree, I. G. H., Asher Mintz, 33 degree, I. G. H., recorder, Hella Temple of the Shrine; John C. Harris, 32 degree, K. C. C. H., potentate, Hella Temple of the Shrine.
Employees of the post office, members of the Masonic Lodge and friends of the family.

Visiting Masons.
The following visiting Masons were here for the last rites:
Dan Fisher, K. C. C. H.; Leslie Thomas, 32 degree; E. J. Hess, 32 degree; W. S. Hoover, 32 degree; Louis Marr, 32 degree; W. D. Bates, 33 degree; J. L. Burgess, 33 degree, and Mrs. Burgess; Sam Dysterbach, 33 degree; Frank Hamm, K. C. C. H.; Mrs. W. A. Browning, Mrs. A. D. Frazer, J. D. Peterson, 32 degree and Mrs. Peterson and daughter; Bert Akers, 32 degree; C. A. Egbert, K. C. C. H.; George Brundrett, 32 degree; Chester Hammill, 32 degree, all of Dallas; Frank Bolton, K. C. C. H., Mexia; Walter Scollard, K. C. C. H., Dallas; E. H. McClure, 33 degree, I. G. H., Dallas; W. R. Ellis, 33 degree, Dallas; and others.

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

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Frances A. “Fannie” (Colquitt) Brown
Nov 20, 1843 - Dec 3, 1933

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN WAS BURIED MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie A. Brown, aged 90 years, pioneer of Georgia, but resident of Corsicana for the past 13 years, who died Sunday morning at 7:30 o’clock after a short illness, were held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. N. L. Benson, 644 West Fourth avenue, Monday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Brown had made her home with her daughter here since residing in Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Benson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Claude Kennedy, Muskogee, Okla; 16 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were C. C. Roberts, Henry Robbins, George Whytte, W. M. Taylor, Pierce Colquitt, and M. J. McClure.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Linna Johanna (Moeller) Mayer
Jun. 10, 1868 - Aug. 20, 1945

MRS. PIERCE MAYER DIED EARLY MONDAY HOUSTON HOSPITAL

Mrs. Pierce Mayer, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston Monday morning.

Mrs. Mayer, accompanied by her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. L. Millender, was en route to Corsicana from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America, when she became too ill to travel in Houston a week ago. She had made her home in Rio de Janeiro for three years. Mrs. Mayer had been in declining health for some time, friends here stated.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel with Dr. Matthew Arnold conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her daughter and a niece, Mrs. Ella Faust, New Braunfels, Texas.

Mrs. Mayer was the widow of the late Pierce Mayer, for years a merchant, high ranking Mason and Republican. He served as postmaster of Corsicana following his appointment by the late President Warren G. Harding until his death in 1933.

McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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RITES ON TUESDAY FOR MRS. P. MAYER, WHO DIED HOUSTON

Funeral services for Mrs. Pierce Mayer, who died in a Houston hospital Monday morning while en route home from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America, were held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Mathew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Mayer was a long-time resident of Corsicana, the widow of a former postmaster of Corsicana, but had made her home with her daughter in Brazil the past three years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R. E. L. Millender, Rio de Janeiro, who was with her mother en route home, and a niece, Mrs. Ella Faust, New Braunfels, Texas.

Pallbearers were C. W. Taylor, Percy D. Williams, J. S. Murchison, Hugh Stewart, C. J. Knox, R. D. Fleming and Hugh Loper.

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Elsie Louise (Mayer) Millender
Sep 30, 1890 - Apr 17, 1953

Mrs. Millender, Former Resident, Dies In Houston

Mrs. J. E. Millender, formerly Corsicana, died in Houston early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon chapel Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church.

Reared In Corsicana
Mrs. Millender was reared in Corsicana, the daughter of the late Postmaster and Mrs. P. Mayer of Corsicana.

Mr. and Mrs. Millender resided in South America for many years and returned to Houston a few months ago. Mr. Millender was vice-president and general manager of the Power and Light Company and Street Railway Company of Port Alegre, Brazil, Mr. and Mrs. Millender have been close friends of President and Mrs. Getullo Vargas of Brazil for 25 years.

During World War II, Mrs. Millender was president of the American Red Cross organization in Rio Grande De Sul, Brazil.

Husband Survives
Surviving are her husband and several cousins.

Pallbearers will be George Campbell, N. Suttle Roberts, W. P. McCammon, C. W. Taylor, J. N. Garitty, A. F. Mitchell and W. M. Goodwin of Dallas.

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Mrs. Millender Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Millender, who died in Houston early Tuesday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

The daughter of the late Postmaster and Mrs. P. Mayer of Corsicana, Mrs. Millender had resided in Brazil for many years, where her husband was vice president and general manager of the power, light and street railway company at Port Alegre, Brazil, for many years.

Mrs. Millender was reared in Corsicana.

Survivors are her husband of Houston, and several cousins.

Pallbearers were George Campbell, N. Suttle Roberts, W. P. McCammon, C. W. Taylor, J. N. Garitty, A. F. Mitchell, R. S. Reading and W. M. Goodwin of Dallas.

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Joseph Ermonde Lindy Millender
May 30, 1888 - Feb. 21, 1974

J. E. Millender

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Joseph E. Millender of Houston who died in Houston Thursday.

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

Survivors include a brother, H. C. Millender of Marble Falls, Tex., and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Olleane Knight
Aug 5, 1930 - Dec 2, 1933

FAIRFIELD, Dec. 8.—(Spl.)—The three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Knight was buried at Bassett Friday. Death resulted from burns caused by pouring gasoline on a fire while her mother was absent.

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Henry D. Thomas
Mar 17, 1855 - Sep 21, 1933

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY FOR FORTY YEARS PASSES AWAY

Henry D. Thomas, aged 78 years, resident of Navarro county for the past 40 years and of the Angus community 12 years, died in the Angus community Thursday morning at 3:15 o’clock and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the
Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Caraway.

Surviving are three sons, D. N. Thomas, B. R. Thomas and S. L. Thomas, all of the Angus community; a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Daham, Ingleside, Texas and three grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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David Nelson Thomas
Mar 14, 1886 - Dec 1, 1939

VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK WAS BURIED BAZETTE SATURDAY

Funeral services for David Nelson Thomas, aged 53 years, of Angus, a farmer, who died Friday afternoon with a heart attack, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was at
Bazette. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church here.

Thomas was stricken in the business district Friday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, and was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital in an ambulance where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in Angus about 20 years.

Surviving are two brothers, B. R. Thomas and S. L. Thomas, both of Angus, and a sister, Mrs. S. W. Dahman, Ingleside.

Pallbearers were B. G. Jones, Ellis Luther, J. L. Caffey, W. L. Stewart, Jack Griffin and L. P. Tilton.

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Beulah Etta (Williams) Cox
Mar 8, 1903 - Sep 15, 1992

ARLINGTON - Beulah Cox, a homemaker, died Tuesday at her Arlington home. She was 89.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Hugh M. Moore & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cox was born in Frost and had in Arlington since 1953. She was a former longtime resident of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Phil Cox of Grand Prairie; and one grandchild.

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Herman Benjamin Currington, Jr.
Sep 16, 1936 - May 11, 2018

H.B. Currington Jr., 81 of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born Sept. 16, 1936 in Purdon to Herman B. Currington, Sr. and Edna York Currington. H.B. owned and operated Currington Radiator Shop from 1969 to 2002.
He is survived by Betty Currington of Corsicana; son, Lance Currington of Corsicana; sister, Linda Dockery Keeling of Wortham and one grandchild, Jordan Currington of Abilene.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Younger Cemetery.

Published on May 11, 2018

 


Bobbie Nell (Voss) Bonner
Mar 21, 1935 - May 10, 2018

Bobbie Nell Bonner, age 83 of Corsicana, went home to be with our Lord Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was born March 21, 1935 in Kerens (Bazette) to the late George and Mildred (Wasson) Voss.
In 1951, she married Delma Ware and together they raised three children Jimmy, Jerry and Judy. Family was Bobbie's passion and delight. Being with her family was what Bobbie enjoyed most of all. Our family and her role as Mother and Mammaw, was the most important thing to her. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Having never met a stranger, most will remember her best working at the Holiday Inn, Sam's, the Bowling Alley and as the Hostess at Western Sizzlin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jimmy Dale Ware, brother George Voss and sister Dorothy Perry.
Bobbie is survived by her husband Leroy Bonner of Corsicana; son Jerry (Tracie) Ware of Corsicana; daughter Judy (Jamie) Brown of Spring Hill, Tennessee; sister Nancy Thatcher of Grand Saline; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Navarro Regional Hospital and especially Heritage Oaks West for the loving and special care given to Bobbie.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with services to follow at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Cooke officiating.
Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Jerry Don Ware, Jeremy Ware, Jamison Ware, Morgan Watson, SSgt. Robert Allen and nephew Eddie Perry.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Julie Nicole Pritchett
Sept 5, 1975 - May 10, 2018

Julie Nicole Pritchett went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, May 10, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 42 years old. Julie brought great joy to her family and many friends through her friendly and happy disposition.
Julie was born to Wayne and Kathy Pritchett on Sept. 5, 1975, in Corsicana. She graduated from Whitehouse ISD in 1997 and subsequently moved with her family to Belton. Julie loved all people and bought joy to everyone who knew her. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews. She loved all children and truly enjoyed when she had opportunities to babysit her nieces, nephews and close friends along with her mother. Julie was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Belton where she was shown love and kindness.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, J.D and Hazel Graves; paternal grandparents, I.V.M (Buster) and Mildred Pritchett.
Julie was blessed with a loving and large family. She is survived by her parents Wayne and Kathy Pritchett, of Belton; sisters Hollie Sammons and husband Chris of Waco and Lorie Malone and husband Jonathan of Belton; nephews Seth Sammons and Justin Sammons of Waco and Ryan Malone of Belton; nieces Kate Malone and Abby Malone of Belton along with and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2019, at Lakeview Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Sammons, Mark Wilhoite and Rev. Bob Crowder officiating.
Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. Eureka Cemetery in Eureka. Memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church, 7717 TX 317, Belton, Texas.
The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their compassionate care.

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Garth Simmons
Nov 12, 1937 - May 8, 2018

Garth Simmons, 80, passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Ennis. He was born in Rural Shade Nov. 12, 1937 to R. B. and Lillie Mae (Davis) Simmons. He grew up in a railroad family so they lived in multiple cities in Texas and Missouri but his high school years were spent in Corsicana, where he graduated High School in 1955.
On March 1, 1958, he married the love of his life Sue Robinson and they made their home in Ennis.
Garth began work in Ennis at Ennis Tag, which later became Ennis Business Forms for over 39 years as a Customer Service Representative. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ennis, the NRA and the Ennis Gun Club.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. he got his first 13 point buck just days before his 80th birthday; this was one of many trophies he had achieved over the 55 years of enjoying the sport with his son and grandsons. He was known around Ennis and the surrounding area as the one to call if you had a question concerning loading ammo. Garth had a quick wit and exuberant personality. His family called him the king of the one-liners.
He was preceded in death by his parents R.B. and Lillie Simmons.
Garth will be missed by all those fortunate enough to get to know him and his memory will be carried on by those closest to him including his high school sweetheart of over 60 years, Sue Simmons; daughter, Dr. Venetia Shafer, DVM; son, Mark Simmons and wife, Julie; grandsons Cameron Simmons and wife, Megan and Jacob Simmons and great-grandchildren Kale Simmons and Madelyn Simmons along with a host of extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Rev. Mitch Chapman officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cameron Simmons, Jacob Simmons, James Cryer, Larry McCaig and Charles Newman.
Interment to follow at 1 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery of Kerens under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Joe Edward Kendall
Aprl 10, 1933 - Apr 28, 2018

By the grace of God, on April 28, 2018, the spirit of Joe Edward Kendall was returned to the One who gave it. Joe was born April 10, 1933 in Brushie Prairie on his mama, Corry Lois Beauchamp Kendall's birthday, and what a gift he was to his family, friends and anyone who would take the time to listen, learn, respect and enjoy the wit and intelligence of this kind and gentle man.
Joe worked most of his adult life as a truck driver for Central Freight Lines, accumulating countless stories and good friends over the miles and continued to drive in his sleep almost every night until his passing.
After retirement, a guitar player and very gifted singer, "Joe Joe" or "$100 Joe," could be found sharing laughs and singing in his smooth, effortless voice, some of his favorite Country songs on karaoke nights at the local VFW halls. His bout with COPD forced him to stop singing and socializing with some of his closest friends, who also gave him those nicknames.
He was not a big man, but no heart has been bigger or worked harder to keep beating out of love and devotion to his girls.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Joyce Evelyn Rogers Kendall in 2006 and his oldest daughter, Sheri Tufts, in 2011.
He is survived by his daughters Nancy Sherrill and her husband Bill of McKinney and Linda Kendall of Palestine; grandsons Jordan Stevenson and Jaden Cox; granddaughter Jessica Stevenson; great grandson, Jesse Baird; great granddaughter, Mycah Beasley, nieces and nephews and his canine companions, Bruiser, Jake and Ellie Mae.
The family would like to express our deepest appreciation for the loving and compassionate care provided by the nurses and doctors who assisted in making his final days comfortable and request that any memorials be made in his name to Hospice of East Texas.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Lena Dee (Woodard) Horn
d. May 6, 2018
 

Lena Dee Woodard Horn went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Baylor, Scott & White Hospital in Carrollton.
She has been a staple in the Corsicana community for many years. Her body will lie in state from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church in Corsicana, Bishop William Lewis, Pastor. Her life will be celebrated with a Wake to follow from 7 to 9 p.m.
Her Homegoing Celebration will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Templo De Avivamiento (Temple of Revival) Church in Corsicana.

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Robert 'Bob' D. Crider
Oct 30, 1943 - May 2, 2018

Robert 'Bob' D. Crider, 74, of Austin went to be the Lord in Glory Wednesday, May 2, 2018. He was born and raised in Corsicana. He Graduated from Corsicana High School and earned degrees from Stephen F. Austin State College and Southwest Texas State University. While at McNeese, Bob met his future wife, Julie.
Bob served our country in the Armed Forces during which he was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Bob and Julie then returned to Texas where he began to work for the Texas Department of Health. During his years of employment with them he worked tirelessly for the children of Texas in the Immunization Division, where he served as Division Director.
He will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor, his desire to help others and his service to his Lord and Savior. He was a member of Westover Hills Church of Christ for 35 years.
Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years and his three children and their families.
The family would like to thank the staff at Arden Courts of Austin for their compassion and support during Bob's time in their care.
A memorial service celebrating Bob's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin.
In lieu if flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Texas, 3520 Executive Center, Dr. Suite 140, Austin, Texas 78731 or Meals on Wheels and More, 3227 E. Fifth St. Austin, Texas 78702.
You can visit Bob's memorial at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com to share memories or leave condolences.
Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home.

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Olin Statham
Feb 4, 1936 - May 4, 2018

Olin Statham, 82, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Kerens Care Center. He was born Feb. 4, 1936 in Mt. Calm.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Scott Statham and Steve Statham.
He is survived by one son, Olin Clifford 'Bubba' Statham who resides in Kerens; brother Bill Statham of Pursley; seven grandchildren, Lee Statham, Lynn Statham, Tara Statham-Brazziel, Ashlyn Statham, Ryan Statham, Braden Statham and Allie Statham Bullard along with many great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Firday, May 11 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

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James Clenna Love
abt 1924 - May 14, 2018

James Clenna Love 94, of Paris, formerly of Corsicana passed away at 6:55 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 in Paris, Texas.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating.
Arrangements made by Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home of Paris, Texas.

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Clement Peter "Clem" Wallace
May 23, 1860 - Nov 11, 1933

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS SATURDAY

C. P. Wallace, 76, native of Navarro county and long-time resident of Corsicana, died in Dallas early Saturday afternoon after an illness of six month. The funeral will be held from the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Tucker, 625 North Beaton street, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Tucker, Corsicana, and Mrs. Harry Wilson, Dallas; a grandchild, a brother, W. W. Wallace, Drane; and a sister, Mrs. Louis Alderman, Purdon.

The funeral arrangements here will be conducted by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Alonzo Scott Mitchell, Capt.
Nov 12, 1843 – May 31, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED ON WEDNESDAY

CAPT. A. S. MITCHELL WAS CONFEDERATE VETERAN; BURIED OAKWOOD TODAY

Funeral services for Capt. A. S. Mitchell, 89, Confederate veteran and pioneer resident of the Tupelo community, who died Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Tupelo Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana. The services were conducted by Rev. Kimbrew of Mertens.

Capt. Mitchell was born in Warronton, Ala., Nov. 12, 1843. He was the son of Pleasant and Ann Graham Mitchell.

He was married to Miss Rebecca Sheffield, Dec. 6, 1866.

Surviving are six children, Tom Mitchell, Cambria, Calif.; Mrs. Graham Manley, Deport; Dr. O. T. Mitchell, Revner; Street, Herbert and John Mitchell of Corsicana. Mrs. Mitchell died in 1913 and since that time, Capt. Mitchell has made his home with his son, Street Mitchell. Three children also preceded him in death—Mary Bell who died in infancy, Mrs. Charles Harvey and Dr. P. H. Mitchell.

Capt. Mitchell served four years in the Confederate army and participated in 17 battles. He was wounded at Franklin, Tenn., and walked 118 miles on crutches. He surrendered in 1866 with Captain Sidney Johnson.

The family came to this community 53 years ago.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Mitchell, Sam Mitchell, Pleas Mitchell, Wales Mitchell, R. M. Bowden and Will Robinson.

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

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Elizabeth Scott (Pipes) Elliott
Aug 9, 1876 - Sep 17, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. ELLIOTT

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott, 57, wife of A. G. Elliott, who died at the family home Sunday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock after a short illness, were held from the family residence, 1212 West Third avenue, Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, Mrs. Elliott had been in ill health for some time, but her condition did not become critical until Saturday.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Arthur Lee Elliott, Kilgore; William and David Elliott, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Elliott, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Keller, Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. W. M. Clendenin, New York; a brother, Dr. W. H. Pipes, Baton Rouge, La., and other relatives.

Mrs. Elliott resided in Louisiana until her marriage 32 years ago.

Pallbearers were R. L. Wheelock, Lawrence Treadwell, O. L. Albritton, Sam H. Slay, Allyn Gordon, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Congressman Luther A. Johnson, H. R. Stroube, W. M. Peck, Sr., J. N. Gari9tty and Richard Mays.

Singers were Mrs. J. L. Dockum, Mrs. Joel C. Trimble, Edgar Metcalf and Roy Leeds.

The First National Bank, of which Mr. Elliott is vice president, was closed Monday afternoon.

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

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Kate Lee “Katie” Valentine
Jul 1888 - Feb 24, 1961

Miss Valentine Expires Friday

Miss Kate Valentine died in Marion, Va., February 24. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Valentine of Corsicana. Her father was connected with Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Kemper Koyner, Marion, Va.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 27, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o John R. Valentine and Mattie L. (UNKNOWN) Valentine
  • (in 1900 Navarro county census her name is Katie Vallintyne living with aunt Charity Whiteselle) ( the name is spelled Vollentine, Volintine in other places)

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Miss Valentine Services Set For Wednesday

Funeral services for Miss Kate Valentine, who died in Marion, Va., Friday, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Valentine is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Valentine of Corsicana. Her father was connected with the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Kemper Koyner, Marion, Va.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Crowson, Wm. K. Brietz, Curry Butler, J. N. Garitty, Bert Nicol and J. A. Breithaupt.

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Miss Valentine Services Held

Funeral services for Miss Kate Valentine, who died Friday in Marion, Va., were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Valentine was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Valentine who was connected with the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company for many years.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Kemper Koyner, Marion, Va.

Pallbearers were Clarence Crowson, Wm. K. Brietz, Curry Butler, J. N. Garitty, Bert Nicol and J. A. Breithaupt.

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Clarence Valentine
Jul 1886 - Feb 9, 1944

CLARENCE VOLENTINE, FORMER CORSICANAN, TO BE BURIED HERE

Funeral services for Clarence Volentine, who died at Muskogee, Okla., Wednesday, are planned for 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. J. H. Baldridge will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a former resident of Corsicana and is the nephew of J. L. Whiteselle and the late J. E. Whiteselle.

Near surviving relatives is a sister, Mrs. E. S. Coyney, Marion, Va.

Pallbearers will be W. E. Slaughter, S. K. Brietz, Douglas Almond, W. P. McCammon, Ab Douglas and Robert Watt.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 10, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o John R. Valentine and Mattie L. (unk) Valentine
  • (family monument says Valentine --in the 1900 census Navarro county his name is Clarence Valintyne his sister Katie is living with their aunt Charity Whiteselle and her name is spelled Vallintyne) ( the name is spelled Vollentine, Volintine in other places)

A. P. Robinson
Dec 1856 - Oct 20, 1933

FORMER RESIDENT OF EUREKA BURIED THERE ON SUNDAY

A. P. Robinson, age 77 years, former resident of the Eureka community, died at Fort Smith, Ark. last Friday and was buried at Eureka Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. J. Walter Simpson conducted the services.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Harvey Edwards, Fort Smith; Miss May Robinson, Jersey City, N. J., and Miss Katie Robinson, Fort Smith; two sons, Henry Robinson, Titus, Ark., and Burnette Robinson, Roswell, N. M., and a brother, S. A. Robinson, Eureka.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 26, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jessie May (Sloan) Robinson married Jan. 30, 1890; s/o A. P. Robinson & Margaret (Patterson) Robinson (brother to Samuel Andrew Robinson)

James Eudie Skeene
Mar 5, 1908 - Sep 13, 1933

Accidental Shots Fatal to Eureka Man Wednesday

Funeral services for J. E. Skeene, 25, caretaker of the Will Thompson farm near Eureka, who was accidentally killed Wednesday morning while squirrel hunting, were held at the Eureka cemetery, Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister.

Skeene is thought to have been killed about 8 o’clock Wednesday morning. Parties began searching for him when his wife became alarmed after he did not return to his residence for breakfast. The body, with two charges from a shotgun near the heart, was found about 11:30 o’clock. It is thought that the gun was accidentally discharged when the victim started to clean three squirrels already bagged.

Surviving are his wife, an 18-months-old son, Eureka; and his mother, a sister and a brother, all of Wichita Falls.

Pallbearers were A. H. Hodge, B. R. Allen, B. C. Anderson, L. G. Coker, G. T. May and Hal Johnson.

The funeral was directed by L. B. Bonner of Eureka.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 14, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Velma Floyd (Owens) Skeene; s/o William H. “Will” Skeene & Maggie (Chastain) Skeene per death certificate

Louella L. (Owen) Minter
Sep 12, 1863 - Aug 4, 1933

MRS. MINTER DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT

LONG-TIME RESIDENT CORSICANA WILL BE BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Louella L. Minter, 68, 1018 South Twenty-Ninth street, died at the P. and S. hospital Friday night at 9:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the First Christian church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Minter had resided in Corsicana for a number of years. She had been in ill health for some time and was transferred to the hospital Friday.

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

Surviving are her husband, P. A. Minter, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Williams, Sherman, and Mrs. Iola Minter Purvis, Corsicana; two sons, Elmer H. Minter, Dallas, and Dr. Merton M. Minter, San Antonio; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will J. R. Webb, J. Wesley Edens, John C. Hughes, J. O. Jones, N. F. Garrett and E. W. Cunningham.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. MINTER

Funeral services for Mrs. Louella L. Minter, 68, wife of P. A. Minter, 1018 South Twenty-ninth street, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday night at 9:30 o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Christian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Minter had been in ill health for some time.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Elmer H. Minter, Dallas, and Dr. Merton M. Minter, San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Williams, Sherman, and Mrs. Iola Minter Purvis, Corsicana; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. R. Webb, J. Wesley Edens, John C. Hughes, J. O. Jones, N. F. Garrett and E. W. Cunningham.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth J. “Jennie” (Williamson) Miller
Jan 9, 1870 - Feb 17, 1954

Mrs. Miller, 84, Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Jennie W. Miller, 84, widow of the late George F. Miller, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning following a several months’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Thursday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor, and Dr. J. Howard Williams, president Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, a former pastor here.

The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Hood Cheney, Guy Love, W. H. Norwood, Elliott Middleton, S. K. Brietz, H. M. Montgomery, Robert Cocke, 111; Dr. R. D. Bone, Mr. L. E. Gibson, W. P. McCammon, W. M. Taylor, N. Suttle Roberts, John C. Calhoun and deacons of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Miller was long recognized as one of the foremost Bible students in Corsicana and was love alike by Baptist and other denominations.

Following her husband’s death, she was a companion of the late Mrs. W. J. McKie several years prior to Mrs. McKie’s death in 1936, and had made her home with Miss Blanche McKie since 1926.

Mrs. Miller had taught a Sunday school class since early in life and had been the teacher of the Alathean class for many years.

Her late husband was a cotton buyer here.

No close relatives survive.

McCammon will direct.

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Rites Thursday For Mrs. Miller

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie W. Miller, 84, widow of the late George F. Miller, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor and Dr. J. Howard Williams, Fort Worth, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, also a former pastor of this church.

The body lay in state in the church Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 P.M.

Mrs. Miller was a well-known Bible student and had been a Sunday School teacher in the local church for more than a half century. She had been ill several months.

Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Miller was a companion of the late Mrs. W. J. McKie several years prior to Mrs. McKie’s death in 1936, and since that time has made her home with Mrs. Blanche McKie.

No close relatives survive.

Pallbearers were Hood Cheney, Guy Love, W. H. Norwood, Elliott Middleton, S. K. Brietz, H. M. Montgomery, Robert Cocke, 111; Dr. R. D. Bone, Mr. L. E. Gibson, W. P. McCammon, W. M. Taylor, N. Suttle Roberts, John C. Calhoun and deacons of the First Baptist Church.

McCammon directed.

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James Redden Petty
Apr 3, 1873 - May 22, 1933

JAMES R. PETTY IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD TUESDAY MORNING

LONG-TIME RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED SUDDENLY EARLY MONDAY

Funeral services for James R. Petty, aged 60 years, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, who died suddenly at his home, 1702 West Seventh avenue, Monday morning at 5 o’clock, were held from the family residence Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Petty had been connected with local banks for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Petty, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. T. Petty, California; a brother, D. W. Petty, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Bedichek and Mrs. Clara Smith, both of California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. G. Ellliott, C. C. Sands, W. A. Stockard, Roy Harrison, Tom Hill and Dr. Trim Houston.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 23, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nora E. (Weaver) Petty married Feb. 3, 1918 s/o John Thomas Petty buried in Petty Family cemetery and Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” (Rylie) Petty buried Santa Maria Cem Dist., Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., Ca.

Lou Ella (Apple) Watkins
Oct. 31, 1861 - Jul. 10, 1933

Former Corsicana Woman Passed Away Houston On Monday

Mrs. J. V. Watkins of Houston, former resident of Corsicana, died at the home of her son, Thomas Watkins at Houston at an early hour Monday morning. The body will arrive in Corsicana early Tuesday morning over the Southern Pacific lines and the funeral will be held here Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her son and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. S. Simkins, John B. Davis, W. J. Seelig, Geo. Leonard, Owen Chaney and A. P. Mays.

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

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HOUSTON WOMAN, FORMER CORSICANAN, TO BE BURIED HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. Watkins of Houston, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Houston Monday morning, were scheduled to be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived in Corsicana early Tuesday morning on the Southern Pacific Lines train.

The last rites are to be conducted by Rev. Caspar S. Wright, presiding elder of the Corsicana Methodist district.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Watkins, Houston; and two grandsons.

The funeral is being directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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MRS. WATKINS IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. V. Watkins, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Houston Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Caspar S. Wright, presiding elder of the Corsicana Methodist district.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Watkins, Houston, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joe Simkins, John B. Davis, W. J. Seelig, Owen Cheney, Sid Crews and Clayton Yarbrough.

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

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John Wesley Crosser
Feb 21, 1854 - Jul 9, 1933

AGED RESIDENT OF BAZETTE COMMUNITY PASSED AWAY SUNDAY

J. W. Crosser, aged 79 years, died at his home in the Bazette community Sunday morning at 8 o’clock and the funeral will be held at Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 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 a son, C. L. Crosser, Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Jim Blessing, Purdon, and Mrs. A. W. Jones, Fort Worth; a brother, J. H. Pilkington, Burleson, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie DuBose.

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

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AGED BAZETTE MAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY MONDAY

Funeral services for J. W. Crosser, aged 79 years, who died at his home in the Bazette community Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, were held at Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, C. L. Crosser, Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Jim Blessing, Purdon, and Mrs. A. W. Jones, Fort Worth; a brother, J. H. Pilkinton, Burleson, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie DuBose.

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

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Margaret Janet (Cosgrove) Schiermann
Jan 31, 1854 - Dec 12, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

Mrs. Margaret Schiermann, aged 79 years, native of New Orleans, La., but resident of Corsicana for the past 58 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen Griffin, 612 West Tenth avenue, Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock. The funeral will be conducted from the Griffin residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, of which Mrs. Schiermann was a member, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Griffin, and two grandchildren, Allen Griffin, Jr., and Annette Griffin, all of Corsicana.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 12, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born in Louisiana - w/o William M. Schiermann married Mar. 13, 1886 d/o James Cosgrove and Margaret Janet (Conwell/Parmelee) Cosgrove (James is buried in Oakwood, Margaret is buried in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR PIONEER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret J. Scheirmann, aged 79 years who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen Griffin, 612 West Tenth Avenue, Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock, were held from the Griffin residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church of which Mrs. Scheirmann was a member, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Scheirmann was a native of New Orleans, La., but had resided in Corsicana and vicinity for the past 58 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Griffin, and two grandchildren, Allen Griffin, Jr., and Annette Griffin, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dr. A. B. Horn, Andrew G. Steele, Wesley Edens, Dock J. Martin, Henry Michael and W. T. McElwee.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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

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John Crane
1853 - Jun. 25, 1933

Aged Victim of Sun Stroke Was Buried Monday

Funeral services for John Crane 80, of Waco, who died in the P. and S. Hospital early Monday morning following a sun stroke in East Corsicana Saturday morning were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial at Petty’s Chapel.

The aged man was found in an unconscious condition in a park in East Corsicana Saturday morning and was taken to the hospital where he died Monday without regaining consciousness.

The relatives reported to reside somewhere in Louisiana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Asberry Calvin Stanley
Aug 4, 1855 - Jan 9, 1933

Resident of Dawson Community Is Dead

DAWSON, Jan. 13.—Calvin Stanley, 77, died at his home north of Dawson Tuesday and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the Liberty Hill cemetery.

He was a native of Georgia, but has resided in Texas for 28 years.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, six sons and a number of grandchildren.

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Mary Eva (Perry) Myers
Aug 25, 1896 - Aug 3, 1933

Eureka Woman Died In Local Hospital; Be Buried Saturday

Mrs. Jim Meyers, 37 of the Eureka community, died in the P. and S. hospital Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock and the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Alligator cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two small children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Perry, Kerens; ten brothers and five sisters.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by L. B. Bonner of Eureka.

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Billy Gene Myers
Jul 30, 1933 - Sep 9, 1933

Little Child Died Here on Saturday

Billy Gene, month-old-son of J. E. Myers, of Eureka community, died Saturday.

Surviving are the father and mother and a number of other relatives.

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Charles Oscar Reamy
Jul 24, 1871 - Apr 29, 1933

PURSLEY, May 4.—(Spl.)—Mr. Reamy died in a Waco hospital Saturday night and was buried in the Pursley cemetery Sunday evening. O. S. Hellums preached the funeral. Large crowd of friends was present.

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Alice America (Heffington) McGehee
Nov 30, 1854 - Oct 17, 1933

PURDON

PURDON, Oct. 19.—(Spl.)—Grandma McGehee who has been ill for some time passed away Tuesday night. Interment was made in the Pursley cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

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Edward Cornelius Anderson
Feb 1, 1902 - Sep 19, 1933

MAN INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT DIED HERE TUESDAY

Funeral services for Edward C. Anderson, 31, of the Purdon community, who died in the P. and S. Hospital at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in an auto accident early Monday afternoon near Corbet, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Old Salem cemetery, near Irene, Hill county, where burial was made.

Reports reaching Corsicana were to the effect that Anderson was riding with a friend when their car and another collided near Corbett. He received internal injuries. Other occupants of the cars did not receive serious injuries.

Surviving are his wife, three children, William E. Travis and Mildred Lou Anderson, all of Purdon; mother, Mrs. Mozelle Anderson, Dawson; two brothers, C. D. and W. J. Anderson, Jr., both of Dawson; a half-brother, John Henry, Mart; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Prater, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Martha Thompson, Dawson.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Taylor of Dawson.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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John Harlan Lucas
Aug 1, 1860 – Dec. 6, 1933

FATHER CORSICANA RESIDENTS DIED IN QUINLAN WEDNESDAY

John Harlan Lucas, aged 72 years, died at his home in Quinlan, Wednesday morning at 3:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held Thursday at noon from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, L. H. Lucas, Corsicana; W. M. and Joe H. Lucas, both of Quinlan; and two daughters, Mrs. Effie Ladd and Mrs. Essie Ward, both of Corsicana.

The body was brought overland to Corsicana Wednesday.

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QUINLAN MAN WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for John Harlan Lucas, 72, who died at his home in Quinlan early Wednesday morning, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Thursday at noon with burial in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, L. H. Lucas, Corsicana; W. M. and Joe Lucas, both of Quinlan; two daughters, Mrs. Effie Ladd and Mrs. Essie Ward, both of Corsicana; and other relatives.

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Aubrey Steel “Pete” Michael
Feb 9, 1900 - Jul 23, 1933

SEEKING CRIPPLED NEGRO CONNECTION DOUBLE SLAYING

FORT WORTH MAN AND OKLAHOMA GIRL SLAIN ON ROADSIDE SUNDAY NIGHT

FORT WORTH, July 25.—(AP)—While authorities sought a crippled negro, funeral plans went forward today for A. S. (Pete) Michael, 33, electrical warehouse foreman, and Geneva Cantrell, 19-year-old half-breed Indian, who were found slain on the outskirts of town yesterday.

The girl was attacked and killed on the night before she was to have taken a job. After living for several weeks in a wagon yard, paying her board by keeping books for a vegetable vender, the girl was given employment as housekeeper and was to have taken up her new duties yesterday.

The funeral for Michael, native of Fort Worth, will be held this afternoon in Cleburne. Burial will be in Rice.

Officials awaited word from Jim Cantrell of Talihina, Okla., father of the slain girl, before announcing arrangements for her funeral.

The negro suspect was named after deputy sheriffs discovered footprints near the scene of the double murder. The same negro also is sought in connection with a dance hall row Saturday night in which a negro was killed and five were wounded.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 25, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single s/o Burke Michael and Elizabeth Bell “Betty” (Clopton) Michael
  • (Both death certificate and obit say buried in Rice cemetery—find-a-grave has him in Shannon Rose Hill memorial Park, Ft. Worth – father Burke is buried there also—mother Betty is buried in Rice cemetery, Rice, Tx.)

James Lafayette Nutt
Jan 24, 1932 - Jun 11, 1933

Little Boy Buried In Ward Cemetery Sunday Afternoon

James Lafayette Nutt, aged one year, four months and 18 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Nutt, 715 East Tenth avenue, died Sunday morning at 5:15 o’clock and the funeral was held at Ward cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Carlos Love.

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

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Willie E. Russell
B&D Oct. 23, 1933

Infant Died Near Rice On Monday

Funeral services for an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Russell, near Rice, who died early Monday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Rice cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Evelyn Lewis
1916 - May 15, 1933

Midway Community Girl Passed Away There Recently

Miss Evelyn Lewis, aged 16 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lewis, residing in the midway community in the southeastern part of Navarro county, died May 14. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shaddux of Streetman and burial followed in the St. Elmo cemetery. The funeral was directed by L. B. Bonner of Eureka.

The family have many relatives and friends who extend their sincere sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

CONTRIBUTED.

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Patricia Ann Folmar
Apr 10, 1937 - Mar 26, 2017

 

Obituary for Patricia Ann Folmar
Patricia Ann Folmar, 79, of Palestine went to meet Waylon Jennings on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

She was born April 10, 1937, in Navarro County to Birdie Alma (Ba) Folmar and Charlie Leon Folmar. She was a much adored Daddy’s girl and although times were hard as a share cropper’s daughter, she had a good childhood.

She was sister to Mattie Lou (Punkie), Billy Mac, Charlie Joe, Jayne, and Thomas. She married Henry Clay Newman in 1951 and they had 5 children – Suzy, Mike, Terry, Brad, and Kathy.
She loved the color red, horses, working in the yard, being with her family, Waylon Jennings, the movie “The Jerk”, and being with her grandkids.

She is survived by her children; and grandkids, Charles and Kim, Katie and Kelly, Mitchell, Amy and Ben, Michael and Joey, and Ryan, Reese, Reid, and Courtney.

Services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, March 31, 2017, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel.

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Gloris Jean (Coleman) Casey
May 1, 1930 - Nov 2, 2017

Obituary for GLORIS JEAN CASEY
Gloris Jean Casey was born May 1, 1930 in Navarro County to the parentage of Frank and Lenora Coleman. She married the love of her life, Henry Casey on January 24, 1948.

She professed Christ at an early age and united and served with several churches in Dallas, TX: New Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church, Golden Gate Baptist Church, Greater Golden Gate Baptist Church, and United Christian Baptist Church. She remained faithful throughout her life until ailing health overcame her.

She was “Spirit led, and Bible fed”, and her favorite scripture, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:6), will be in our hearts always.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Henry (H.C.) Casey, her “children,” niece Gloria Sims and husband Leo, nephew Lester Coleman and wife Karen, great nieces Erika Jones and Corianda (Cori) Battles-Coleman, great nephew Nathaniel Coleman, her loving brother Mark Coleman; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and neighbors.


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Cemetery Details
LAURELAND MEMORIAL PARK

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Melinda Vaudine (Brashear) Johnson
Oct 10, 1926 - Sep 20, 2017

Obituary for Melinda Vaudine Johnson
Melinda Vaudine Johnson, age 90 of Rowlett, TX, passed away September 20, 2017. She was born October 10, 1926, in Navarro County to Clarence and Alice (Scott) Brashear. Vaudine had been in the area since 2005 and was a member of Trinity Life Baptist Church. She was previously of Seven Points, TX, where she was a nurse for many years. She was very caring and touched the lives of many.

Vaudine is survived by sons: Dean Terry and wife Toni of Rowlett, TX, and Wayne Terry and wife Judy of Richardson, TX; 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Ford Terry and Floyd Johnson; parents; 3 sisters and 4 brothers.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Providence Cemetery in Mildred, Texas. The family will receive guests from 6:00 to 8:00pm Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rowlett Chapel.

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Mildred (Dennie) Starks
Sep 22, 1915 - Oct 29, 2005

Obituary for Mildred Starks
Mildred Owens Starks was born in Navarro County, Texas on September 23, 1915 to her parents, John Thomas Dennie and Edna Rebecca Heath Dennie. She grew up in Texas and lived the majority of her life in and around the area she was born in. She was ninety years of age at the time of her death. She was one of six children: Mary Ruby Dennie Fuller, Leolan Dennie, Thurman Dennie, J. T. Dennie Ruth Smith Compton Felix A. (Buddy) Smith Throughout her life, Mildred had a strong bond with her family, and a strong belief in the family concept. She devoutly spoke of her love for her brothers and sisters, her children and her grandchildren. She was fervent in her desire to always be a part of her family, and to maintain a relationship with them. Often she would recall that when she was young, she would care for her younger brother and sister, and help her mother with baby sitting. Mildred was married to Clifford Pendleton Owens on September 17, 1932. Two children were born; Edna Pearl, born on October 17, 1933 Kenneth Lee, born on January 4, 1936 Six grand children were subsequently born to her children: Larry Jennings Jack Jennings Johnny Jennings Kenny Owens Joy Jennings Greg Owens Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Owens and by both of her children, Edna Pearl Owens Jennings and Kenneth Lee Owens; and by two of her grand children, Larry Jennings and Johnny Jennings. After the death of her husband Clifford on February 17, 1977, she later married George W. Starks on April 18, 1987. She had seven years of happiness with him until his death in December of 1994. She adopted the Starks family as her own and always felt they were a part of the family. For most of her life, she lived as a devoted Christian, dedicated to the church and with a deep appreciation for the things her church brought to her life. She developed a love for studying and following prophecy, and up until her death she followed current events and attempted to place them in Bible prophecy. This was part of her effort to do everything she could to obey the Bible teachings she had studied over the years. She was fervent in her desire to witness to others and invite them to church. She taught many Bible studies to others over the years and witnessed to almost everyone she met about the need to become a Christian and obey the teachings of the Bible. She attended the Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Mesquite, Texas for many years and although her life for Christ covered most of her life, she only had four pastors. Each pastor she had was held in the highest esteem, and she loved to hear them preach. She attended many of the General Conferences of the United Pentecostal Church International, and in 1985 she attended the International Conference held in Manila, Philippines. During this trip she also visited Hong Kong and the mainland of China. Mildred lived with her sister, Mary Ruby Fuller for several years after the death of her husbands, but she always felt the need to have her own home, and live her own life. Up until her death, she maintained her own apartment, complete with her own flower beds, plants, and her beloved bird, a canary, Pretty Bird. She occupied some of her time taking care of him and making sure her plants and flowers were watered and taken care of. She made friends with many of her neighbors, and when the opportunity was present, she always felt the need to witness to them about Jesus Christ and his salvation plan. In the very recent years, she was an ardent follower of Irvin Baxter=s radio ministry teaching about prophecy and its role in current day events. Mildred was a faithful member of her church, attending almost every service, and faithfully paying her tithing, giving in offerings and doing what ever she could to help. The last service she attended was on Wednesday night before her entering the hospital on Friday night. She enjoyed being in every service. At the time of her death she was one of the oldest members in age and tenure at her church. During the latter years of her life, one thing could be counted on; she would always be checking to be sure she had a way to church. She believed in being faithful, and was careful to do everything she could to go to church and be a part of what was going on. This was a high priority for her, and she was faithful to the end. Service will be 1:00PM Wednesday November 2, 2005 at the Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, 1200 Poplar Dr., Mesquite, TX. 75149, with Rev. Richard Flowers officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Pallbearers will be Clifford Jennings, Tyler Jennings, Chad Starks, David Starks,Jr., Rodney Fuller, and Darrell Fuller.

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James Owen Leatherwood
December 19, 1928 - November 14, 2016

Obituary for James Owen Leatherwood
James O. “Jimmy” Leatherwood of Terrell died peacefully in his sleep at home November 14, 2016. He was born in the Dawson area of Navarro County, Texas on December 19, 1928 to the late Walter M. and Eva G. Smith Leatherwood. James was the third of eight children. Preceding him in death are his parents, sisters: Mary Love and Joan G. Moore and brothers: W.M. “Buddy” Leatherwood and Paul B. Leatherwood.
Jimmy was married to the late Teddy J. Humphrey Purkey Hunt in 1954 to which they had two sons: the late James Kirk Leatherwood and Kyle Layne Leatherwood and one step son Phillip Keith Purkey.
He attended the Bachelor School in the Poetry Community and Terrell Public Schools before joining the U.S. Navy at 18 and serving on the Dennis J. Buckley and Kenneth Bailey Destroyers. James worked 17 years at Van der Horst in Terrell, then for 12 years with Oil Well and he retired from the City of Lewisville Water Dept. after 11 years.
Surviving him are his son, Kyle Leatherwood and wife Veronica of Terrell; daughter-in-law, Millie Murray Leatherwood of Caldwell; step son, Keith Purkey of Terrell; former wife, Maxine Coombs Leatherwood of East Texas; siblings: Kelsy Leatherwood, Virginia DeLong and husband Tom of Terrell, and Brenda LeBlanc of Metairie, La.; grandchildren: Tessa and Randy Supak of Caldwell and Jeffrey and Stephanie Leatherwood of College Station; great grandchildren: Preston and Tatum Supak of Caldwell, Jackson and Sutton Leatherwood of College Station and Jeremy Leatherwood of Terrell; special caregiver, Colin Sawyer as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and a host of friends. The family would like to thank Hospice of American Home Health for their care and encouragement during Jimmy’s illness.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel with interment to follow with military honors at Highland Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations.

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Cemetery Details
Highland Memorial Gardens

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William Earl Roberts
Aug 10, 1926 - Mar 30, 2013

Obituary for William Earl Roberts
William Earl Roberts (Bill) was one of thirteen children. He was born on August 10, 1926, to Bailey and Sarah Roberts of Navarro County, Texas. Bill Roberts attended school in Hester Grove, Texas. He came to know God at an early age.

He was drafted into the United States Army in 1945 and stationed at Fort Ord, California. After an Honorable Discharge, he continued his life in California.

He and Louise Wright-Roberts (Patricia) had a long and happy marriage until the Lord called her home in February 2002. No children were born to this union, however, he was father to Curtis Wilson and grandfather to many.

William Earl Roberts worked and retired from the San Francisco Sanitary Service. He was an exemplary employee with integrity and he had a positive impact on the communities he serviced. He loved people! And, they were blessed by his love, and his innumerable ways of demonstrating generosity. He gave whether it was a ride, money, or a smile and chuckle. He’d say the Word said, “Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4. He respected authority on the job and in the church.

He was initiated into the Brotherhood of Eli Baker #62 FAM, and Prince Hall Grand Lodge in 1965 and remained faithful until his death.

His belief in the importance of helping and teaching is parallel to that of the great philosopher, Kahill Gabran, who said a century ago, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him to fish and he can eat for a lifetime…” He loved to fish for food and for men to serve God. He united with Mt. Trinity Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, in the Mission, and as Chairman of the Deacon Board. He embraced his ordination of “Deacon” as a serious spiritual commitment that required him to dedicate his life in serving and living according to the mandate of the “Word.”

Deacon William Earl Roberts passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 30, 2013. He is preceded in the Spiritual Transition by his parents, Bailey and Sarah Roberts; his wife, Louise Patricia Wright-Roberts; son, Curtis Wilson; five brothers: Ben, Henry, Flonzell, Clyde, and James E. Jessie; three sisters: Charlotte, Helen, and Mary Roberts-Jackson.

He leaves to mourn, reflect and cherish his memories one daughter, Tammy; four sisters: Eva M. Miller, Sarah Roberts, Ann Fortune, and Bertha Roberts; grandchildren: Curtis, Erich, Robbie, LaNese, Stephanie, and Sharon (Darin) Swain; a special friend, Maxine Arnold; five generations of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many friends and his church family.

His absence in the family, church and community will be challenging and he will be sorely missed.


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Cemetery Details - Woodland Memorial Park

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Lonnie James Eslick
Oct 10, 1942 - Aug 8, 2009

Obituary for Lonnie J. Eslick
Lonnie James Eslick Lonnie James Eslick, 66, passed away in Goshen, Indiana, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009. He was born Oct. 10, 1942, in Dawson, Navarro County, Texas, to L.J. and Lucy Elizabeth Keel Eslick. He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant son, Russell Glenn. Lonnie graduated from Mexia High School in 1961 and received an associate degree from Navarro County Junior College in 1963. He was awarded a B.B.A from Sam Houston State University in 1965 and an M.B.A from Sam Houston State University in 1968. After working for Humble Oil and Refining (Exxon) and Sam Houston State University in the mid-60s, Lonnie joined the Texas Department of Corrections on Oct. 18, 1967. After serving in various positions within the agency, he found his true calling in the data processing and communications area. Lonnie was instrumental in developing the information technology and communications programs for the prison system, many of which are still in place today. He was Employee of the Year for TDCJ in 1971. After 28 years of service with TDJC, Lonnie retired on Aug. 31, 1995, as the Assistant Director for Data Services and Communications. He has since donated many personal memorabilia items to the Texas Prison Museum. In 1995, Lonnie moved to South Carolina, where he worked for the South Carolina Department of Corrections. He served as Inspector General for three years. He retired in 2000. He loved and supported Scouting and attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1957, and had continued membership in the Eagle Scout Association. He was also a member of the Texas Sheriffs' Association, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Association, the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association, the American Correctional Association and the Southern States Correctional Association. Lonnie loved playing golf and traveling in his RV —especially to visit his grandchildren. He also loved Texas and Texas A&M. Lonnie was a Mason and an active member of Forrest Masonic Lodge No. 19, in Huntsville, Texas, for over 35 years. He served as Worshipful Master of Forrest Lodge in 1978, and as Lodge Secretary from 1979 to 1981. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 28th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Texas in 1983. He was also presented with a Life Membership in Forrest Lodge in 1983, and the Golden Trowel Award in Forrest Lodge in 2009. Lonnie was an active, avid member and supporter of his church, Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington, S.C., and was a member of the Men's Prayer Breakfast Group and Bible Study groups. Lonnie is survived by his wife, Sandra Steele Eslick of Lexington, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Jon West, and granddaughter, Hailey Grace, of Coppell, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Mark and Margge Eslick, and grandsons, Kyle and Wade and granddaughter, Peyton, of Georgetown, Ky.; stepdaughter, Shannon Cook and grandchildren, Ethan, Morgan and Megan of Gilbert, S.C.; and stepson, Jamie Jeffcoat and wife, Sarah, and grandchildren, Will and AnnaGrace, of Irmo, S.C. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park Drive, Huntsville, Texas. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Reagan Cooksey officiating. Graveside services with Masonic Honors, under direction of Forrest Masonic Lodge No. 19, will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Texas. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, 3:00 PM. August 23, 2009, at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Lonnie’s name to Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, SC 29072; Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232; or Forrest Masonic Lodge No. 19, P. O. Box 1004, Huntsville, TX 77342.

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Marilyn (Cole) Allen
February 04, 1919 - July 06, 2009

A graveside service for Marilyn Allen, age 90, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Marilyn Allen passed away Monday, July 06, 2009 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. She was born in Navarro County, on February 4, 1919, the daughter of S. M. Cole and Mabel (Grayson) Cole. She married Robert Earl Allen in Dallas, on August 10, 1946. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Allen was retired from the District Clerk’s Office in Sulphur Springs and she was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include: son, James Allen of Sulphur Springs; brother, Sam Cole of Arlington; grandson, Christopher Allen and granddaughter, Crystal Allen.
Marilyn Allen passed away Monday, July 06, 2009 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. She was born in Navarro County, on February 4, 1919, the daughter of S. M. Cole and Mabel (Grayson) Cole. She married Robert Earl Allen in Dallas, on August 10, 1946. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Allen was retired from the District Clerk's Office in Sulphur Springs and she was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: son, James Allen of Sulphur Springs; brother, Sam Cole of Arlington; grandson, Christopher Allen and granddaughter, Crystal Allen.

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William M. "Bill" Lewis, Dr.
Nov 27, 1926 - Aug 23, 2017

Dr. W.M. "Bill" Lewis Sr. 90 passed Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Funeral is 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Decatur with burial in Paradise Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Dr. David Lowrie and Assistant Stephen Wren will officiate. Pallbearers include Dr. Don Waller, Dr. Jeff Harrison, Carl Fennel, Jonathan Fennel, Jeff Bakker, Bobby Wilson, Wayne Alexander and Joey Greene.

He was born November 27, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ezell Lewis of Wortham, Texas, Navarro County.

Soon after his birth the family moved back to Kosse, Texas, Limestone County and lived in the Mustang Prairie community. In 1980 he married Valeria Cleveland Lewis. He proudly served his country by volunteering at the age of 17 in the United States Air Corps. He served 12 months in the Aleution Islands on the island of Adak, Alaska as a communications officer. Before he enlisted in the Air Corps he attended NTAC at Arlington, Texas for 2 years. After he was discharged from the Air Corps he attended Hardin Simmons University at Abilene, Texas. He enrolled in Texas A&M University in the fall of 1948 and was graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1952. He practiced his first year in Coushatta, Louisiana and then moved to Decatur and developed a busy veterinary practice until he retired July 1985. While at Texas A&M he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. He taught Sunday school for over 65 years and served as usher and has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1953 and was an active member of the construction committee of the new church building in Decatur. Prior to his retirement from veterinary medicine he purchased a 450 acre farm at Denton Creek cleared the land of briars and trees planted coastal grass and started farming and raising cattle there as well as his farm at Sand Hill. He owned several farms, improved them and saved them as well as purchasing a farm jointly with his sons at Mt Zion community and farmed and raised cattle and horses there. He was a member of TVMA, AVMA, and served as chairman of Wise County Appraisal District for 10 years and served as the Chaplin for the Sons of Confederate Veterans for many years as well as a member of the Board Trustees Decatur School District for many years. In 1984 he and Val served in Brazil a short term as missionaries. In 1990 he served in Pakistan and in 1991 he went to Afghanistan and was captured for 6 months and held for ransom.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Elmer Lewis and his sisters, Alma Wells, Faye Rhine, Eloise Hansford.

He is survived by his wife Val of Decatur; Bill Jr. and life partner Amy Gilmour of San Antonio, Bob Lewis of Alvord and Derrick and Linda Lewis of Conroe, Texas; three step children, Marcy Hudson and husband Bob of Runaway Bay, Leslie Oates and wife Denise of Paradise and Dana Pomerance and husband Norm of Denton, 12 grandchildren, Carrli; and Eric Woodard, Micah and Gary Powell, Cody Lewis, Cassi and Derek Hilliard, Jade Garner, Jacob and Jansyn Lewis, John Lewis, Blake Lewis, Meredith and Cha Quach, Tiffany and Rob Gonzales; Stetson and Leslie (aka Minnie Me) Oates, Gracie Oates and 13 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Hawkins Funeral Home Decatur

Decatur, Texas, 940-627-5959

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William Claude Marshall, Jr.
Apr 4, 1927 - Apr 6, 2018

William Claude Marshall, Jr., 91, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Friday, April 6, 2018.

He was born in Navarro County to William Claude and Sarah Ellen (Baker) Marshall, Sr. on April 4, 1927. He grew up in Rice and graduated from Rice High School. On June 27, 1948 he married Jewell “Jackie” Inmon and they made their home in Kerens before moving to Ennis in 1948.

He worked for Ennis Business Forms as a pressman for forty-three years retiring in 1991. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

He is survived by daughters: Sue Mooney and husband, Brady and Ginger Smith and husband, Terry; four grandchildren: six great-grandchildren along with a host of extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and sister, Lena Mae Ainsworth.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

The family requests that if you choose to make a donation in Claude’s name that you consider the Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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BETTY HEATON WOODS
JULY 13, 1927 – JANUARY 18, 2015

Betty H. Woods went to be with her Lord on Sunday January 18, 2015. Born July 13, 1927 in Navarro County to Maybeth Decherd Heaton and L. C. Heaton, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings L. C., Jr., James Edgar, Billy Gage, and Kathleen. Betty wore many hats during her lifetime, among them Kleberg County Home Demonstration Agent, dietician for a nursing home, and educator in science, history and home economics, having taught first grade through high school. She once said "Each one who calls me his teacher has a right to expect that I know him, that I sense to some degree his inner need, and that I make an attempt to meet that need," and for her dedication to her profession, she was awarded Teacher of the Year. Betty always believed in helping her fellow man: she volunteered at a Polio Ward during the epidemic, worked at the Ration Board during World War II, organized activities for the National Farmers' Convention, and served as President of the Uvalde Hospital Auxiliary where she raised much-needed funds by organizing a fashion show where all the entries had to be edible. Her preferred profession was wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Warren B. Woods; daughter, Kara Faith and husband, Jim; son, Ted Woods and wife Kay; 5 grandchildren Michelle, Kristen, Kimberly, Ross, Kelsey; 3 great-grandsons, Gavin, Gabriel, Ivan, and a great-granddaughter on the way, Knox.

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Oma Gwendolyn (Gossett) Granger
Jan 22, 1918 - Jan 28, 2013
 
Oma Gwendolyn Granger passed away on January 28, 2013 with family at her side in Boerne TX. Oma was born in Navarro County, Texas near Eureka on January 22, 1918 to John William and Susan Montgomery Gossett. She married Lester Harris Granger in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1937. She was preceded in death by Lester in 1961. She is survived by her 4 children: Nathan (Sandra Wolf) Granger of Harlingen, TX; Robyn (Dean) Fankhauser of Boerne, TX; Leslie (Jim) Prentice of Topeka, KS; and Yvonne (Steve) Mailman of Dolgeville, NY. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Dr. Nathan Granger (Mary) of Parkville, MO; Nanette Granger Symes (Bruce) of Iola, KS; Saber (Michele) Granger of Kansas City, MO; Tyler Granger of Chickasha, OK; Jason Fankhauser of Boerne, TX; Derek (Amy) Fankhauser of San Antonio, TX; A.J. Fankhauser of Aurora, CO; Brady (Megan) Prentice of Lawrence, KS; Bryan Prentice of St. Louis, MO; and Mitch Mailman of Peabody, MA; 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Oma was one of 8 children and the youngest daughter of a cotton share cropper in the dust bowl of the Texas panhandle. Her mother died 2 years after her birth, and she was raised by her sister. She often said she didn"t realize they were poor until she had married Lester and lived in Lyons. Her frontier upbringing and early widowhood made her appreciate the value of an education. Her children and grandchildren were encouraged to seek, and praised for attaining, more education and independence than she had. Oma was a Christian woman with a wonderful attitude toward life. She loved gardening, canning, caregiving, singing, reading, crosswords and playing cards. She laughed easily and heartily. She loved us and many others without reservation. When Lester died leaving her with 3 young girls to raise, she immediately went to school to become an LPN and was employed by Lyons Hospital for 17 years. She belonged to the PTA and the First Christian Church in Lyons. To be near family, she moved to Topeka in 1994 and to Boerne in July 2011. Oma is free of her ailing body and with her Lord. Her spirit lives on in her loving family. A memorial service will be conducted by family at the First Christian Church, 220 W. Ave. So., Lyons on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with a fellowship luncheon to follow. Interment will be with Lester in the Lyons Municipal Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Contributions may be sent in Oma"s name to the Rice Community Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 828, Lyons, KS 67554.


Gurley Franklin "Frank" Clark
Feb 23, 1934 - Jan 04, 2018

Bonham-Funeral services for Gurley Frank Clark age 83 of Bonham, TX will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will start at 9:00 am and go until service time. Bro. Lyn Holly will officiate. Masonic Rites will be rendered by Constantine Lodge 13 AF & AM Bonham, TX where he was a member for 20 plus years. Interment will follow at Arledge Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Clark passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Gurley Franklin Clark was born on February 23, 1934 in Navarro County, Texas to Dewey Hobson and Bessie Lucile Marie (Dickson) Clark. He married Onita (Green) Clark on February 27, 1954 in Navarro County, TX. Frank was a safety coordinator at TXU/ Oncor and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memories are wife, Onita Clark of the home; children, Judy Toland and husband Dan of Trenton, TX; Artie Clark and wife Linda of Honey Grove, TX; Laura Weber and husband Gryf of Little Elm, TX; and Brian Clark and wife Jennifer of Duplex Community, TX; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; siblings, Roy Clark, Otis Clark, Chester Clark and Joyce Higginbotham.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Clark, Michael Gantt, Aaron Hamilton,
Dylan Hamilton, Aaron Hudson and Dean Clark. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Hatley and Wayne Jones.

To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.coopersorrells.com

Roger Wilson
Jan. 3, 1910 - Aug. 22, 1933

NEGRO IS KILLED BY S. P. TRAIN IN NORTH CORSICANA

Roger Wilson, 23, negro porter at the Beaton Hotel, was instantly killed Tuesday morning at 1:10 o’clock when he was struck by the Southbound Southern Pacific Line passenger train No. 18 in North Corsicana.

The victim’s head was reported crushed and other injuries were sustained.

It was reported that the negro had been visiting a friend in the northern section of town and apparently had stopped on the tracks. It was reported he was lying down and railroad officials are reported to have been stated they recognized the man too late to bring the train to a standstill on the down-grade tracks.

Sam B. Jordan, justice of the peace, viewed the body Tuesday morning, but did not immediately return a coroner’s verdict pending the questioning of members of the train crew. Judge Jordan said, however, there was no question about the train killing the man.

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Alex Henderson
abt 1872 - Aug 4, 1933

NEGRO IS FATALLY INJURED IN AUTO AND WAGON CRASH

Alex Henderson, aged negro, died in the P. and S. Hospital late Friday night from injuries received earlier in the evening when the wagon in which Henderson and Henry Douglas, negro, were riding was struck by an automobile on Highway 31 just east of Corsicana. The two negroes were rushed to the hospital.

Douglas’ injuries were not serious and he was later discharged from the hospital.

It was reported the car figuring in the collision was occupied by Willie B. Bixler, Blooming Grove, and Therbert Woodruff, Barry.

The wagon in which the negroes were riding was demolished.

State Highway Patrolman W. J. Hargett investigated the accident.

The horse drawing the wagon was injured so badly that it was necessary to kill him.

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Robert H. Hodge
Oct 14, 1868 - Mar 1, 1934

Kerens Man Buried Friday Afternoon

KERENS, March 3.—Funeral services for R. H. Hodge, 66, who died Thursday, were held Friday afternoon with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. E. McRaney, Kerens, and Mrs. Lloyd Redford, Cleburne; and a sister, Mrs. F. M. Shanks, Kerens.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 3, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah "Sallie" (Page) Hodge, married Dec 16, 1890; s/o Robert Hodge per death certificate (sister Eva (Hodge) Shank says William Hodge & Kathryn (Killian) Hodge

Florene (Hodge) McRaney
May 5, 1892 - Nov 21, 1940

Two Resident Of Oak Grove Community Died Early Thursday

KERENS, Nov. 22.—(Spl.)—W. I. Hammett, 90-year-old pioneer of the Oak Grove community, passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday, November 21, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Snowden, in Murchison. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove church Friday at 2 p.m. Mr. Hammett was preceded in death by his wife, four years ago exactly at approximately the same hour.

At an early hour Thursday morning, Mrs. John McRainey, also of Oak Grove passed away at her home there. Tenative plans were to conduct funeral services at the same hour and same place as both the deceased are well known and many friends would attend the services.

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Hubert Grady Hoffman
Jul 14, 1905 - Oct 9, 1933

Former Navarro County Man Victim Boiler Accident

Hubert Hoffman, aged 27 years, nephew of Mrs. Mack Fouty of the Zion’s Rest community was fatally burned at Gladewater Monday morning in a boiler accident while at work for an oil company. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Hopewell cemetery.

Mr. Hoffman was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Fouty and was well-known in the Navarro community and in Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 12, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Robert Lee Hoffman and Ida S. (Thomas) Hoffman (raised by aunt and uncle David McMurray "Mack" Fouty and Golda Gertrude (Thomas) Fouty)


    The obit in the head line Burial Zion’s Rest and in the body of the obit Hopewell. Find a grave says Oakwood. I can not find an entry for Hubert Grady Hoffman in any of the Cemetery Surveys.

Alice Joyce Barron
Nov 30, 1932 - Jul 9, 1933

Little Girl Died Sunday; Burial At Zion’s Rest Monday

Alice Joyce Barron, seven-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Barron, 2005 West Thirteenth avenue, died Sunday following a weeks illness, and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are the parents.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Holley Ervon Ware
Apr. 24, 1911 - Jul. 10, 1933

VICTIM OF DIVE IN SHALLOW WATER DIED EARLY TUESDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES HOLLEY WARE HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT ANGUS

Funeral services for Holley E. Ware, aged 22 years, who died at the family residence, 412 South Eighteenth street, Tuesday morning at 12:30 o’clock following injuries received Sunday night were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Angus Baptist cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church at Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Joe Jerrens, Wortham Baptist minister.

Ware received a dislocation of the second cervicle vertebrae and a severance of the spinal cord as a result of a ten foot dive into two and a half feet of water at Humphrey’s dam near Richland Sunday night. He was rushed to a local hospital and later was taken to his home.

Pallbearers were the following cousins:

Fred Ware, Frank Ware, Leroy Ware, Elliott Blissett, Foy Blissett, Newton Smith, and Allen Pugh.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ware, Corsicana; and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth Anna “Annie/Lizzie” (Lindsey) Montfort
Dec 16, 1880 - Aug 31, 1951

Mrs. Montfort Expires Friday

Mrs. M. H. Montfort, 70, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. T. V. McMullan, Corsicana, Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. E. P. Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, R. T. Montfort, Montfort; C. T. and M. H. Montfort, both of Graham; a daughter, Mrs. McMullan, Corsicana; two brothers, M. F. Lindsey, Itascadaro, Calif.; and W. J. Lindsey; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Sallie Bertia “Bertha” (Easterling) Montfort
Nov 7, 1885 - May 10, 1970

Mrs. Montfort Dies at Home

Funeral services for Mrs. R. E. (Bertha) Montfort, 84, who died Sunday at her home, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the New Chatfield Cemetery, Dr. Lively Brown, pastor of First Methodist church of which she was a member, will officiate.

She is survived by three sons, John H., Robert E. and Theo Montfort, all of Corsicana; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one brother, Ben F. Easterling of Chatfield; and one sister, Mrs. R. L. Henderson of Waco.

Pallbearers will be M. H. Statham, John S. Finch, John H. Montfort, Byron Kerby, George Hodge, R. C. Henderson, Jr., Dr. William Burns and Terry Montfort.

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Montfort Rites

Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. R. E. Montfort, 84, who died Sunday. Dr. Lively Brown officiated. Burial was in the New Chatfield Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one sister and one brother.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 12, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Early Montfort married Nov. 14, 1906; d/o John Clifton Easterling & Elizabeth Frances (Burleson) Easterling
     

James Theodric “Thee” Montfort
Feb 7, 1860 - Dec 14, 1939

J. THEE MONTFORT DIED ON THURSDAY; BURIAL BE FRIDAY

J. Thee Montfort, aged 79 years, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning and funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Chatfield Friday afternoon at 2:30. Interment will be in the Chatfield Cemetery.

Mr. Montfort was born in Georgia but came to Texas when a small boy. He had resided in Montfort, Chatfield and Corsicana since that time. he was prominent in both business and civic circles. He was connected with the First State Bank here for many years and at the time of his death was a director of the Navarro Cotton Oil Co.

Surviving are a brother, Frank Montfort, Corsicana and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. T. MONTFORT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. Thee Montfort, aged 79 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at Chatfield . interment was made in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

A native of Georgia Mr. Montfort came to Texas when a small boy and resided in the Montfort and Chatfield communities prior to moving to Corsicana. He was prominent in business and civic circles and was connected with the First State Bank for a number of years. He was director of the Navarro Cotton Oil Company at the time of his death and owned extensive farming and other properties.

Surviving are a brother, W. F. Montfort, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. H. Montfort, R. E. Montfort, P. T. Montfort, F. E. Montfort, E. T. Montfort, M. H. Montfort, W. T. Bivins and W. C. Herman.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mollie (Moore) Montfort
Oct 10, 1862 - Nov 20, 1915

Highly Esteemed Lady Dead

Mrs. Mollie Moore Montfort, wife of Theo Montfort, died at the family home in the Montfort community last night at 9 o’clock and the remains will be interred at Chatfield tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock, Rev. B. E. Kimbrow officiating. The deceased, before her marriage had taught school for many years in this county and at Wortham, and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She was a woman of fine attainments, and a loveable Christian character who will be remembered in the years to come by those who knew her best.

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Bank Closed for One Hour

The First State Bank was closed from 11 to 12 o’clock during the funeral of Mrs. Theo. Montfort, at Chatfield. Mr. Montfort is one of the board of directors of the bank.

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Katherine (Finch) Montfort
Nov 30, 1910 - Jun 6, 1937

FORMER RESIDENT OF CHATFIELD DIED CALIFORNA SUNDAY

Mrs. J. H. Montfort, age 26 years, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at Santa Paula, Calif. The body will be brought back here for burial and will arrive over the H. and T. C. lines Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Montfort was Katherine Finch of Chatfield before her marriage. She is survived by a husband, J. H. Montfort and a baby only a few days old; her father, W. B. Finch, Chatfield; two brothers, W. B. Finch, Jr., Houston; James H. Finch, El Paso; and three sisters, Mrs. A. H. Freeman, Wichita Falls; Misses Frances and Doris Finch, Chatfield, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES CALIFORNIA WOMAN CHATFIELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Montfort, aged 26 years, who died suddenly Sunday afternoon at her home in Santa Paula, Calif., will be held from the Chatfield Methodist church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Montfort was Katherine Finch of Chatfield prior to her marriage. She is survived by her husband, and a baby only a few days old; her father, W. B. Finch, Chatfield; two brothers, W. B. Finch, Jr., Houston; James H. Finch, El Paso; and three sisters, Mrs. A. H. Freeman, Wichita Falls; Misses Frances and Doris Finch, both of Chatfield.

Sutherland –McCammon Funeral Home is directing funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MONTFORT CHATFIELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Montfort, aged 26, who died suddenly Sunday afternoon at her home in Santa Paula, Calif., were held from the Methodist church at Chatfield Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Montfort was Katherine Finch of Chatfield prior to her marriage.

Surviving are her husband, and a small child, Santa Paula, Calif.; father, W. B. Finch, Chatfield; two brothers, W. B. Finch, Chatfield; two brothers, W. B. Finch, Jr., Houston and James H. Finch, El Paso; and three sisters, Mrs. A. H. Freeman, Wichita Falls and Misses Frances and Doris Finch, both of Chatfield.

Pallbearers were Frank Montfort, Davis Montfort, John S. Finch, William Finch, William Thorpe and Ford Marchbanks.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Matthew Harris “Matt” Montfort
Jan 7, 1874 - Sep 21, 1936

MATT H. MONTFORT NATIVE CHATFIELD, DIED MONDAY NIGHT

Matt H. Montfort, aged 62 years, native of Chatfield, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night at 9:30 o’clock after and extended illness. The funeral will be held from the Methodist church at Chatfield Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church, and Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Montfort, Chatfield; a daughter, Mrs. T. V. McMullan, Corsicana; four sons, R. T. Montfort; J. H. Montfort, Monahans; M. H. Montfort, Jr., Archer City; and C. T. Montfort, Corsicana; two brothers, J. T. Montfort and Frank Montfort, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be the following nephews: W. T. Bivens, Tyler; P. T. Montfort, Bryan; Davis Montfort, Corsicana; John Harris Montfort, Tyler; Frank Montfort, Corsicana, and Robert E. Montfort, Chatfield.

Sutherland-McCammon funeral home will direct the services.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Sep 22, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Anna “Lizzie” (Lindsey) Montfort married Jan. 5, 1902; s/o Peter Terrell Montfort & Mary Frances “Fannie” (Edwards) Montfort

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. H. MONTFORT WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Matt H. Montfort, aged 62 years, native of Chatfield, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night at 9:30 o’clock after an extended illness were held from the Methodist church in Chatfield Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the church, and Rev. H. B. Clark pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Montfort, Chatfield; a daughter, Mrs. T. V. McMullan, Corsicana; four sons, R. T. Montfort; J. H. Montfort, Monahans; M. H. Montfort, Jr., Archer City; and C. T. Montfort, Corsicana; two brothers, J. T. Montfort and Frank Montfort, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were the following nephews: W. T. Bivens, Tyler; P. T. Montfort, Bryan; Davis Montfort, Corsicana; John Harris Montfort, Tyler; Frank Montfort, Corsicana, and Robert E. Montfort, Chatfield.

Sutherland-McCammon funeral home directed the services.

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Peter Thorp Montfort
Jan 25, 1899 - Jul 23, 1956

Former Resident Dies At Bryan

Thorpe Montfort, former resident of Navarro County, died in a Bryan hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCommon funeral home chapel in Corsicana. Other arrangements were incomplete at press time.

Montfort for a number of years was in the electrical engineering research department at Texas A. and M. College. Recently he was elected vice president of the National Association of Agricultural Engineers. He was reared near Chatfield in the home of the late J. P. Thorpe.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Baldwin Woods of Corsicana, Bryan; an aunt, Mrs. Robert Witherspoon, Chatfield; two uncles, William P. Thorpe, Chatfield and J. O. Thorpe, Dallas; and other relatives.

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Thorp Montfort Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Peter Thorp Montfort, 57, Texas A. and M. College professor of agricultural engineering will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. Montfort died Monday at a Bryan hospital.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Fort, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Don Goodwin, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

Montfort was a native of Chatfield. He was in the electrical engineering research department of Texas A. and M. College and recently was named vice president of the National Association of Agricultural Engineers.

A 1921 graduate of A. and M. College, Montfort returned to the college in 1928 as a faculty member and became a professor in 1943.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Baldwin Woods of Corsicana, Bryan; an aunt, Mrs. Robert Witherspoon, Chatfield; two uncles, William P. Thorp, Chatfield, and J. L. Thorp, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. H. Gray, Jr.; Homer R. Gibbs, G. A. Bales, W. F. Ehlers, Jr.; Jessie L. Ward, Earl M. Lewis. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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Wednesday Rites For Professor

Funeral services for Peter Thorp Montfort, 57, Texas A. and M. College professor, who died in a Bryan hospital Monday morning were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford , pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Reared at Chatfield, Montfort graduated from Texas A. and M. College in 1921, and returned to the college in 1928. He had been a professor since 1943 and was in the electrical engineering research department.

Surviving are his wife of Bryan, the former Miss Baldwin Woods of Corsicana; and an aunt, Mrs. Robert Witherspoon, Chatfield; two uncles, William P. Thorp, Chatfield, and J. L. Thorp, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. H. Gray, Jr.; Homer R. Gibbs, G. A. Bales, W. F. Ehlers, Jr.; Jessie L. Ward, Earl M. Lewis. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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Robert Terrell Montfort
Apr 19, 1904 - Dec 21, 1954

R. T. Montfort Dies Of Heart Attack Tuesday

R. T. Montfort, 50, prominent East Navarro county farmer, died of a heart attack at his home in the Montfort community shortly before noon Tuesday. It was reported here he was working on an automobile when he was stricken.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Montfort; two sons, Garland Montfort, Corsicana, and Preston Montfort, Route 1, Roane; five daughters, Mrs. Annette Kelt, Falfurrias; ; Mrs. Lena Faye Brewer, Roane; Mrs. Mary Nell Stone, China Springs; Misses Minnie Louise and Marjorie Ruth Montfort, both of Montfort; two brothers, M. H. and C. T. Montfort, both of Graham; a sister, Mrs. T. V. McMullan, Corsicana; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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Thursday Rites R. T. Montfort

Funeral services for R. T. Montfort, 50, who died Tuesday morning, will be held from the First Baptist Church at Roane Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the church.

Montfort, a life-long resident of the Montfort community, died of a heart attack at his home while repairing an automobile.

Surviving are his wife of Montfort; two sons, Garland Montfort, Corsicana, and Preston Montfort, Route 1, Roane; five daughters, Mrs. Annette Kelt, Falfurrias; ; Mrs. Lena Faye Brewer, Roane; Mrs. Mary Nell Stone, China Springs; Misses Minnie Louise and Marjorie Ruth Montfort, both of Montfort; two brothers, M. H. and C. T. Montfort, both of Graham; a sister, Mrs. T. V. McMullan, Corsicana; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. C. Milne, Garland Gray, L. C. Graves, Loyd Robinson, T. A. Talley and B. G. Gorman.

Griffin will direct.

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R. T. Montfort Rites Thursday

Funeral services for R. T. Montfort, 50, who died at his home at Montfort with a heart attack Tuesday morning were held from the First Baptist church of Roane Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the church.

Montfort was a life-long resident of northeast Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife of Montfort; two sons, Garland Montfort, Corsicana, and Preston Montfort, Route 1, Roane; five daughters, Mrs. Annette Kelt, Falfurrias; ; Mrs. Lena Faye Brewer, Roane; Mrs. Mary Nell Stone, China Springs; Misses Minnie Louise and Marjorie Ruth Montfort, both of Montfort; two brothers, M. H. and C. T. Montfort, both of Graham; a sister, Mrs. T. V. McMullan, Corsicana; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. C. Milne, Garland Gray, L. C. Graves, Loyd Robinson, T. A. Talley and B. G. Gorman.

Griffin directed.

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