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Lewis Nathan Weaver
Mar 16, 1886 - Sep 22, 1956

Lewis N. Weaver Services Sunday

Lewis N. Weaver, 70, native of Corsicana, 1426 West First avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Lewis William Weaver, Dallas; three grandchildren, Rex Weaver and Emily Weaver, both of Lawnsdale, Ark.; and L. N. Weaver, Dallas; a brother, Hugh Weaver, and a sister, Mrs. J. R. Petty, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sims Hagler, George Bolen, Lloyd Chambliss, Bob Lee, Luther Greer and Will Hashop.

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Girllie (Shields) Weaver
Jan 01, 1894 - Feb 23, 1976

Mrs. Weaver

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Girllie S. Weaver, 82, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Navarro County, she had lived in Corsicana 65 years and was a retired saleslady of Kamen’s Dept. Store. She had lived in Tyler for several years where she was employed by Montgomery Ward. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Her husband, Lewis N. Weaver, preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1956.

Surviving are one son, Lewis W. (Junior) Weaver of Lancaster; two grandsons, Rex Weaver of Hot Springs, Ark., and L. N. Weaver of Dallas; one granddaughter, Emily Weaver of Hot Springs; one brother Loyd L. Shields of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Effie Bonner of Corsicana and Mrs. Luther Greer of Eureka.

Pallbearers will include Clayton Kent, Bob Lee, Jerrel Harris, Dr. Eugene Harris, Rex Weaver, Loyd Robinson, Roy Shields and W. M. Montgomery.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 24, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lewis Nathan Weaver married Nov. 20, 1912; d/o William Billingsley Shields & Katie Williams (Batte) Shields buried in Hopewell cemetery

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Mrs. Weaver

Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Girllie S. Weaver, 82, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

The Revs. Jim Carraway and Peyton Goodman were to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Serving among the pallbearers was Tim Heifner.

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Clarence B. “Pat” Blake
Sep 6, 1873 - Nov 24, 1933

FORMER CORSICANAN BURIED HERE TODAY; DIED IN DALLAS

Funeral services for C. B. Blake, aged 60 years, who died in Parkland hospital at Dallas Friday morning, were held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday morning at 11 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. G. Carroll, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. G. Comfort, Wade Smith, Sam Millerman, Kerr Cowan, A. S. Handley and W. M. Davidson.

Funeral arrangements here were handled by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

Mr. Blake was a former resident of Corsicana and had many friends among the older residents of the city. Some twenty-five or more years ago “Pat” Blake, as he was known to many, was express messenger on the Hillsboro branch line of the Cotton Belt, and made the trip each day between Hillsboro and Corsicana, having his layover in Hillsboro. He was severely afflicted at that time with rheumatism, but despite this affliction he was always courteous, friendly and jovial and was a favorite of all who knew him.

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James Oliver Love
Mar 4, 1856 - Jan 31, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED ON TUESDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR JAMES OLIVER LOVE

Funeral services for James Oliver Love, aged 76 years, who died at his home on West Fourth avenue beyond the city limits Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock after a several weeks’ illness, were held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mr. Love was a pioneer resident of Navarro county and was well-known here.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Dr. H. B. Love and D. O. Love, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Wilson, Corsicana; five grandchildren, four brothers, S. P. Love, W. F. Love, C. C. Love, and G. H. Love, all of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. S. M. Weaver and Mrs. J. S. Daniel, both of Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Grant, Blooming Grove; Miss Flora Love, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Harve Pasley, Henrietta, and Mrs. W. M. Champion, Elgin.

Pallbearers were Roy Love, Joseph Daniel, Jr., W. R. Love, L. W. Love, Wm. W. Love and John Haden.

Honorary pallbearers were Henry Harrison, Jim Pugh, H. B. Bomar, A. H. Horton, Dr. T. W. Bounds, E. P. Ficklin, J. Y. Stewart, A. Prince, Jim Taylor, Dr. John D. Hathorn, Tom Allen, Dr. J. S. Daniel, Tyre Crumbly, Oscar Burns, Dr. E. H. Newton, Ben Burns, Dr. E. H. Newton, Ben Freeman, H. T. Jackson, Sam McDonald, C. N. Olsen, Donald Smith, Cal E. Kerr, S. M. Kerr, D. C. Pinchbeck, Ted B. Ferguson, J. W. Carpenter, J. A. Dickerson, Walter Hamilton, Jim McGill, W. T. Stokes, H. L. Johnson, Dr. W. T. Shell, John H. Noble, J. M. Kerr, E. L. Keith, Allyn Lang, Jack Hodge, F. P. McCuiston, M. F. Osborne, Lee Durall, Leo Blasingame, Guy Love, Seth Grant, Joel Haden, Floyd Love, Dr. Richard Daniel, W. W. Ficklin, J. M. Blackburn.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Lilly Rebecca (Smith) Loved
Jul 30, 1866 - Apr 2, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. O. LOVE THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. J. O. Love, 74, who died Wednesday at the Navarro Clinic, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the family home on West Fourth avenue. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Love had resided her more than forty years.

Mrs. Love was critically burned at her home Friday when her clothing was ignited at a gas heater. After extinguishing the flames she summoned aid.

Surviving are two sons, D. O. Love and Dr. H. B. Love; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Wilson; a sister, Mrs. C. A. Haden; a brother, Donnell Smith, and seven grandchildren, all of Corsicana; and a half-sister, Mrs. Annie Barton, Dill Okla., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tom Hooser, Jan Taylor, F. M. Young, G. R. Love, Tyree Crumbley and Roy Peebles.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Bessie (Wilkinson) Johnson
Apr 11, 1879 - Jun 11, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Johnson, 54, wife of W. H. Johnson, 618 East Third avenue, who died Sunday afternoon at 6 o’clock were held Monday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery at 2 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, a brother, Jack M. Wilkinson, Fort Worth, and three sisters, Mrs. J. D. Walker, Dallas; Mrs. Emma Gilmer, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. P. Dennis, Wichita Falls.

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

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Sarah Lavenie “Venie” (Winfrey) Brooks
Jan 13, 1872 - Aug 26, 1933

LIMESTONE COUNTY WOMAN BURIED HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Lavinie Brooks, aged 61 years, who died at her home in the Shiloh community several miles southeast of Mexia early Saturday, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home in Mexia Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hartsell of Teague.

The remains were brought overland to Corsicana where burial was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Cardis and Joe Brooks, both of Mexia; and Forrest Brooks, Overton; and four sisters, Mrs. Ella Myers, Conroe; Mrs. R. L. Bennett, Mexia; Mrs. Edith Jackson, Longview; and Mrs. George Gooch, Overton.

The Corley Funeral Home here assisted in the funeral services.

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James Matthews Brooks Hayes
Jun 1, 1868 - Feb 21, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for James Matthew Hayes, aged 67 years, 112 Hackberry, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. L. Wooley, at Gladewater, Tuesday, following a two weeks’ illness with pneumonia, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, W. H. Hayes, Corsicana; R. B. Hayes, Kilgore; Roy Hayes and H. L. Hayes, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Wooley, Gladewater, and Mrs. O. L. Bradham, Big Springs, and a brother, Louis Hayes, Los Angeles, Calif.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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NAVARRO PIONEER DIED GLADEWATER; BURIED HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for James Matthews Hayes, 67, pioneer of Navarro county, who died in Gladewater Tuesday after a two weeks’ illness, were held from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Hayes was stricken while visiting relatives in Gladewater.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, W. H. Hayes, Corsicana; R. B. Hayes and H. L. Hayes, both of Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. J. L. Wooley, Gladewater, and Mrs. O. L. Bradham, Big Springs, and a brother, Louis Hayes, Los Angeles.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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John Ellis Valentine, Jr.
Jun 10, 1929 - Aug 24, 1947

Ellis J. Valentine Died In California

Ellis Junior Valentine, aged 18 years, 1204 West Twelfth avenue, U. S. Navy, died in Long Beach, Calif., Sunday. The body will be returned to Corsicana for burial in Oakwood cemetery, but arrangements had not been completed early Thursday afternoon, Valentine was struck by a car, it was learned here.

Surviving are his father, J. E. Valentine, Roxana, Ill.; mother, Mrs. Georgia Bryant, Gladewater; sister, Mrs. F. D. Dodgen, Tyler; grandmother, Mrs. E. T. Valentine, Houston, and other relatives.

Valentine had been in the navy a year. He attended Corsicana High school.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 28, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • U S Navy s/o John Ellis Valentine, Sr. and Georgia Lincoln “Georgie” (Spurlock) Valentine-Bryant-Gay (Georgia has a double monument with Ellis -she died in Smith county, Texas Mar. 19, 1906 – Aug. 20, 1994)

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Valentine Rites To Be Conducted Monday

Funeral services for Ellis Junior Valentine, aged 18 years, who was fatally injured in an automobile pedestrian accident at Long Beach, Calif., last Sunday, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

A former student in Corsicana High School, Valentine had been in the navy a year.

Surviving are his father, J. E. Valentine, Roxana, Ill.; mother, Mrs. Georgia Bryant, Gladewater; sister, Mrs. F. D. Dodgen, Tyler; grandmother, Mrs. E. T. Valentine, Houston, and other relatives.

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Ellis J. Valentine Rites Held Monday

Funeral services for Ellis Junior Valentine, 18, U. S. Navy, fatally injured last week in an automobile pedestrian accident at Long Beach, Calif., were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. McRae. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A former student in Corsicana High School, Valentine had been in the navy a year.

Surviving are his father, J. E. Valentine, Roxana, Ill.; mother, Mrs. Georgia Bryant, Gladewater; sister, Mrs. F. D. Dodgen, Tyler; grandmother, Mrs. E. T. Valentine, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Washburn, Bennie Crabb, Floyd E. Allred, Chester Ray Clay, Lavelle Denbow and Bill Owen.

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William H. Page
Apr 1, 1854 - Dec 2, 1933

WILLIAM H. PAGE DIED LATE SATURDAY AND BURIED MONDAY

William H. Page, aged 79 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, formerly Navarro county surveyor, died Saturday night at 11 o’clock at 1556 West Collin street, after lingering illness, and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are niece, Ida A. Perfield.

Mr. Page came here in the early days of the Corsicana shallow oil field discovery, with the influx of prominent oil men from New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, and did the greater part of laying out and locating the present Magnolia refinery plant here. He was a graduate of Cornell University, holding an engineering degree from that institution, and was recognized as one of the ablest engineers of his day.

Pallbearers were Walter Roberts, Sam Gill, W. M. Elliott, C. C. Sands, Everett White and H. C. Ballew.

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Alvin Richard Orange
Dec 28, 1920 - May 11, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RABIES VICTIM FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Alvin Richard Orange, aged 13 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Orange who died at the family residence, 2127 West Thirteenth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister.

The youth was taken ill Sunday night.

It was reported the youth was bitten by a dog three and one-half months ago.

Attending physicians said death was due to rabies.

Surviving are the parents and two sisters, Mrs. Lucile Findley and Bernice Amilee Orange, all of Corsicana.

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

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Luther Alvin Orange
Mar 26, 1886 - Jul 25, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR L. A. ORANGE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Luther A. Orange, aged 52 years, who died Monday afternoon, were held from the family residence 2127 West Thirteenth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

He had resided in Corsicana for the past 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Orange, two daughters, Mrs. Lucile Finly, Corsicana, and Miss Amillie Orange, Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Orange, Graham, and Elmer Orange, Kentucky; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Williamson, Dallas; Mrs. Ethel Franks, Dallas; Mrs. Lottie Highnote, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bessie Bell, Eustace, and three grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by Thomas Godfrey, educational director of the First Baptist church.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR L. A. ORANGE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Luther A. Orange, aged 52 years, who died Monday afternoon, were held from the family residence 2127 West Thirteenth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

He had resided in Corsicana for the past 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Orange, two daughters, Mrs. Lucile Finly, Corsicana, and Miss Amillie Orange, Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Orange, Graham, and Elmer Orange, Kentucky; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Williamson, Dallas; Mrs. Ethel Franks, Dallas; Mrs. Lottie Highnote, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bessie Bell, Eustace, and three grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by Thomas Godfrey, educational director of the First Baptist church.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Nettie (Payne) Orange
Sep 3, 1895 - Apr 24, 1938

WOMAN DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL PLANNED TUESDAY

Mrs. Nettie Orange, aged 42 years, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Payne, in the Hester community. Funeral services will probably be held some time Tuesday.

Surviving are her husband, W. F. Orange, Hester; a son, J. W. Orange, and a daughter, Muria L. Orange, both of Hester; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Payne, Hester; a brother, E. E. Payne, Hester, and two sisters, Mrs. L. E. Griffith Corsicana, and Mrs. M. C. Jones, Athens.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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MRS. NETTIE ORANGE OF HESTER BURIED TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Orange, aged 42 years, who died at Hester Sunday afternoon were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson.

Surviving are her husband, W. F. Orange, Hester; a son, J. W. Orange, and a daughter, Muria L. Orange, both of Hester; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Payne, Hester; a brother, E. E. Payne, Hester, and two sisters, Mrs. L. E. Griffith Corsicana, and Mrs. M. C. Jones, Athens.

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John Maggard, Jr.
Aug 4, 1873 - Aug 14, 1933

JOHN MAGGARD DIES AS RESULT OF HEART ATTACK ON MONDAY

John Maggard, age 60 years, died suddenly Monday morning about 9 o’clock after being stricken with a heart attack while at work at the Moss House where he has been employed some time as a grocery clerk. An ambulance was called and he was taken to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the family residence, 212 West Third avenue. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Maggard was a native of Navarro county and had lived in Corsicana a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sammie Maggard; two daughters, Mrs. J. Harris Murphy, Corsicana; Miss Madie Maggard, Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. John Maggard, Sr., Kerens; four brothers, Dave Maggard, Emhouse, Charlie Maggard, Emhouse; Thomas Maggard, Emhouse; Ray Maggard, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Gordon Adcock, Denton; Mrs. D. Chaney, Kerens; Mrs. Kate Hilliard, Kerens, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN MAGGARD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John Maggard aged 60, who died with a heart attack Monday morning at 9 o’clock after being stricken while at work at the Moss House, are scheduled to be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family residence at 4 o’clock from the family residence, 212 West Third avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. E. T. Miller will conduct the services.

An ambulance rushed the stricken man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

He was a native of Navarro county and had resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. Harris Murphy and Miss Madie Maggard, both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. John Maggard, Sr., Kerens; four brothers, Dave Maggard, Emhouse; Charlie Maggard, Emhouse; Thomas Maggard, Emhouse; and Ray Maggard, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Gordon Adcock, Denton; Mrs. C. D. Chaney, Kerens; and Mrs. Kate Hilliard, Kerens; and other relatives.

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

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William Franklin Bond, Sr.
1871 - Nov 4, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR W. F. BOND

Funeral services for W. F. Bond, aged 62 years, a resident of Corsicana for the past 30 years, who died at the Torbett sanitarium in Marlin Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock following an operation, were held from the family residence, 1707 West Second 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. Mr. Bond was taken to the Marlin hospital Thursday.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Trent Bond, Robert Bond and Billy Bond, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Marion Bond and J. A. Bond, both of Kerens; and a sister, Mrs. Lula Dodds, New Albany, Miss.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 6, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Rosa Bell (Sheppard) Bond; s/o James L. Bond, Dr. buried in Bazette cemetery & Elizabeth Copeland (Trent) Bond

Trent Copeland Bond
Jun 8, 1904 - Apr 16, 1971

Bond Rites

Funeral services for Mr. Trent C. Bond, 66, of Corsicana will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A Rosary will be at 8 p.m. tonight in the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Rev. August Merkel will officiate with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Bond died Friday morning in the Evergreen Nursing Home.

A life long resident of Corsicana, he was born on June 8, 1904 in Kerens. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert S. Bond of New Braunsfels and William F. Bond, Jr. of Dallas and other relatives.

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Francis Marjorie Miller
Jun 9, 1920 - Jan 30, 1933

DAUGHTER FORMER RESIDENTS NAVARRO COUNTY IS DEAD

Funeral services for Frances Miller, aged 12 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Miller, Bardwell, former residents of Navarro county, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist church in Bardwell and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery here Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The young girl died Sunday following illness with pneumonia.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mrs. Laura Miller, Emmett, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reagan, who reside East of Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

The funeral arrangements here were handled by Corley Funeral Home.

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Johnnie Lee Harwell
Mar 9, 1931 - Jan 30, 1933

LITTLE CHILD DIED MONDAY NIGHT; TO BE BURIED ON TUESDAY

Johnnie Lee Harwell, 21-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Harwell, 406 South Thirty-First street, died Monday night at 11 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR JOHNNIE L. HARWELL

Funeral services for Johnnie Lee Harwell, 21-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Harwell, 406 South Thirty-first street, who died Monday night at 11 o’clock, were held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were J. T. Hill, Dock Allen, B. L. Hardin and Sneed Hamilton.

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

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Jasper D. Archer
Mar 27, 1861 - Jan 24, 1933

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BE BURIED HERE ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. D. Archer, aged 68 years, for many years a resident of Corsicana, who died suddenly in Fort Worth Tuesday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. The body arrived in Corsicana from Fort Worth early Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Mr. Archer was a painter for many years.

Surviving are three brothers, Will and Clay Archer, both of Corsicana; Matt Archer, of Louisiana. Several nieces and nephews and other relatives reside here.

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FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT IS BURIED THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for J. D. Archer, aged 68 years former resident of Corsicana, who died at his newsstand in Fort Worth Tuesday morning with a heart attack, were held at Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning at 10 o’clock where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Mr. Archer was a painter here for many years.

The body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are three brothers, Will and Clay Archer, both of Corsicana; and Matt Archer, Louisiana; a cousin, L. W. Ashmore, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives here.

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

Pallbearers were Joe Archer, A. B. Franks, Oscar Ashmore, Howard Shivers, W. B. Shivers and Charles Bee.

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Archie W. “Arch” Cromwell
Oct 20, 1851 - Oct 30, 1933

CORSICANA PIONEER DIED MONDAY; WILL BE BURIED TUESDAY

Arch W. Cromwell, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at his home, corner West Sixteenth avenue and South Seventeenth street, Monday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

He was a native of Kentucky but had resided in Corsicana for the past 60 years.

Surviving are his wife.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. W. CROMWELL TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Arch W. Cromwell, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died Monday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock were held from the family home, corner South Seventh street and West Fourteenth avenue, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Cromwell was a native of Kentucky, but had resided in Corsicana for the past sixty years.

Surviving is his wife.

Pallbearers were J. M. Pugh, J. W. McCleary, Mel Smith, L. F. Lake, L. M. Renfro and C. F. Borg.

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

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Harriet Maria (Cushman) Blair
Aug 9, 1840 - Aug 6, 1933

MRS. HARRIETT BLAIR PASSED AWAY SUNDAY AT HOME DAUGHTER

LONG-TIME RESIDENT CORSICANA BE BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Harriett M. Blair, aged 93 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the home or her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Polk, Sr., with whom she had resided for a number of years, Sunday morning at 9:20 o’clock. The funeral services were scheduled to be held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Polk residence, 700 West Seventh avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Bertram Smith, Episcopal minister of Dallas.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Polk, Corsicana; Mrs. C. T. Matkin, Dallas; Mrs. W. A. Robinson, Shreveport; a son, John R. Blair, Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be R. L. Hamilton, Robert Watt, J. A. Sowell, H. D. Johnston, W. A. Lang, J. S. Murchison, Dr. L. C. Polk, and Dr. H. B. Jester.

The arrangements are in charge of the Southerland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR AGED CORSICANA WOMAN

Funeral rites for Mrs. Harriett H. Blair, aged 93 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday morning at 9:20 o’clock, were held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Edward M. Polk, Sr., 700 West Seventh avenue, Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Polk, Corsicana; Mrs. C. T. Matkin, Dallas; Mrs. W. A. Robinson, Shreveport; and Mrs. W. T. Farley, Shreveport; a son, John R. Blair, Houston; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bertham Smith, Episcopal minister of Dallas.

Pallbearers were R. L. Hamilton, Robert Watt, J. A. Sowell, H. D. Johnston, W. A. Lang, J. S. Murchison, Dr. L. C. Polk, and Dr. H. B. Jester.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

Mrs. Blair had resided in Corsicana for many years and was greatly beloved by a wide circle of friends who had known and loved her for her many beautiful traits of character. She had been in declining health for some time but never lost her cheerful spirit and always had a word of comfort and cheer for those who had met adversity and who sought her advice and comfort. She will be greatly missed by her friends as well as her beloved daughter and her family.

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Lloyd Wilson
Dec 26, 1894 - Feb 10, 1933

FORMER BANKER AT POWELL IS BURIED HERE ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Lloyd Wilson, 38, former banker at Powell and Ferris, who died in Conroe early Saturda7y morning, were held from 1427 West Second Avenue Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Wilson was well known in banking circles of this section. He had been an employee of an oil company in Conroe for the past several months.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Lloyd Wilson, Jr., a daughter, Bonizelle Wilson, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ernest Briethaupt, Powell; and a brother, Fred Wilson, Mabank.

The funeral services were conducted by J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. Cuthbertson, Dallas minister.

Pallbearers were Charles James, Lynden Askew, Rollie Jeffers, Joe McKnight, Claude Batchler, Loubert Meyers, Homer Duff and Fred Cox, all of Ferris.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

A large number of Ennis friends attended the services.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 13, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruby (Christian) Wilson married Dec. 28, 1916; s/o Alfred D. Wilson & Ora Viola (Parrish) Wilson buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Brown Kenner Pinkston
Aug 29, 1870 - Aug 10, 1933

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIED DALLAS; BURIAL HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for B. F. Pinkston, age 60, who died Thursday morning in Dallas, will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the L. A. Pinkston home, 1419 West Third Avenue. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Mr. Pinkston spent his boyhood days in Corsicana but had made his home in Dallas several years.

He had been in ill health ten years.

Surviving are a brother, C. P. Pinkston, four nephews, N. C. Pinkston, Corsicana; L. A. Pinkston, Jr., Corsicana and W. E. Pinkston, Dallas, at whose home he died; two sisters, Mrs. Claud Joyce, Dallas and Miss Eva Pinkston, Washington, D. C.

The body will arrive here Thursday night and will be taken to the L. A. Pinkston home.

Sutherland - McCammon will have charge of the funeral here.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR B. F. PINKSTON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for B. F. Pinkiston, 63, who died in Dallas Thursday morning, were held here Friday morning from the L. A. Pinkston home, 1410 West Third Avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the rites.

Mr. Pinkston was reared in Corsicana, but had resided in Dallas for some time. He had been in ill health ten years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Claud Joyce, Dallas, and Miss Eva Pinkston, Washington, D. C.; and four nephews, N. C. Pinkston, Lucian Pinkston and Tom Pinkston, all of Corsicana; and W. E. Pinkston, Dallas.

Pallbearers were N. C. Pinkston, Lucian Pinkston, Tom Pinkston, Will Pinkston, Thee Farley and Will Farley.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. H. O. Blanding, Lloyd Kerr and Robert E. Layton.

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

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Sarah Adeline (George) Watson
Mar 14, 1853 - Jul 7, 1933

NAVARRO COUNTY PIONEER WOMAN DIED LAST NIGHT

HOLD FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ADELINE WATSON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline Watson, aged 80 years, native of Georgia, but resident to Navarro county for 50 years and of Corsicana 25 years, who died here Friday afternoon at 2:40 o’clock following an illness of two weeks, will be held from the family home, 1430 West Fifth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Watson was the widow of the late J. R. Watson.

Surviving are seven sons, Albert Watson, Barry; Scott Watson, Barry; Emmett Watson, Fort Worth; Marion Watson, Barry; Claude Watson, Barry; Marshall Watson, Dallas; and Homer Watson, Dallas; 23 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Luke Smith, Amarillo, and James Smith, Corsicana.

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

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William Horace Mills, Jr.
Dec 13, 1932 - Jan 9, 1933

INFANT DIED MONDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL IS MADE TUESDAY

William Mills, Jr., 27-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mills, 316 East Ninth avenue, died Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Billie Jean Mills, two half-brothers, Reuben and Stanley Keeble, and a half-sister, Dorothy Mae Keeble, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Sarah Jane (Langston) Neal
Aug 21, 1854 - Jul 15, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED ON SATURDAY

Mrs. D. T. Neal, age 78 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Yates, Saturday morning at 4:20 and funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4:30. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, assisted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, former pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Neal had been a resident of Navarro county 60 years and had lived in Corsicana 35 years. She was a charter member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her daughter Mrs. Yates, Corsicana; two brothers, W. D. Langston, Atlanta, Texas; C. A. Langston, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Grandberry, Fairfield; Mrs. M. M. Hendricks, Seattle, Washington; five grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Pallbearers will be Bob Mills, W. C. Scarborough, H. M. Montgomery, W. H. Hays, Ray Langston and L. K. Carraway.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. D. T. NEAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. D. T. Neal, aged 78 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Yates, Saturday morning at 4:20, were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodis6t church, assisted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, Methodist minister, formerly pastor of the church.

Mrs. Neal had resided in Navarro county 60 years and had been in Corsicana 35 years. She was a charter member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Yates, Corsicana; two brothers, W. D. Langston, Atlanta, Texas, and C. A. Langston, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Grandberry, Fairfield, and Mrs. M. M. Hendricks, Seattle, Washington; five grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Pallbearers were Bob Mills, W. C. Scarborough, H. M. Montgomery, W. H. Hays, Ray Langston and O. L. Pitts.

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Charles Americas “Charlie” Langston
Apr 13, 1867 - Oct 24, 1939

C. A. LANGSTON DIED LAST NIGHT; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Charles A. Langston, aged 72 years, 509 West Tenth Avenue, died at the Navarro clinic Tuesday night at 7 o’clock.

Funeral rites will be conducted from the Corley chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Langston had resided in Corsicana for 38 years, and was connected with the American Well and Prospecting Company for many years. He was a member of the W. O. W. and Maccabees.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Ray Langston, Corsicana, and Ernest Langston, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Scarbrough, Corsicana; a brother, W. D. Langston, Atlanta, Texas; two sisters, Lizzie Hendricks, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Joe Grandberry, Young, Texas, and two granddaughters, Bettie Lou and Ann Langston, both of Houston.

Pallbearers will be H. R. Stewart, Ed Little, L. R. Cockerell, D. J. Bell, M. C. Dickson and John Blair.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. A. LANGSTON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Charles A. Langston, aged 72 years, 509 West Tenth avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

Langston had reside in Corsicana 39 years, and was connected for many years with the American Well and Prospecting company.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Ray Langston, Corsicana, and Ernest Langston, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Scarbrough, Corsicana; a brother, W. D. Langston, Atlanta, Texas; two sisters, Lizzie Hendricks, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Joe Grandberry, Young, Texas, and two granddaughters, Bettie Lou and Ann Langston, both of Houston.

Pallbearers were H. R. Stewart, Ed Little, L. R. Cockerell, D. J. Bell, M. C. Dickson and John Blair.

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Louie Randaugh Buchanan
Dec 20, 1915 - Oct 8, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES CORSICANA YOUTH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Louie Randaugh Buchanan, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Buchanan, who died at the family residence on Highway 75, a short distance west of the Magnolia Refinery, early Sunday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Zion’s Rest cemetery where burial was made. Rev. A. K. Marney, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, conducted the services.

Surviving are his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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George Franklin Buchanan
Feb 16, 1882 - Feb 25, 1960

G. F. Buchanan Services Held

Funeral services for G. F. Buchanan, 78, retired farmer, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Capt. William Thomas of the Salvation Army and Otis Dunagan.

Buchanan died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night.

A native of Mississippi, he had spent most of his life in Navarro county and had resided on North Third street for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, G. P. Buchanan, Corsicana, and E. F. Buchanan, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Hudson and Mrs. Betta Bland, both of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three brothers, E. S. Buchanan, Richland; Johnny Buchanan, Houston, and O. O. Buchanan, Waterloo, Iowa, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 27, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Delia (Watt) Buchanan married Oct. 16, 1904 2nd wife Vada Edna (Glenn) Buchanan married Sep. 10, 1916 s/o Ellamender Summerfield Buchanan, Sr. & Sara Frances (Williams) Buchanan

Eddie Ray Hagan
Mar 22, 1912 - May 28, 1940

EDDIE RAY HAGIN DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Eddie Ray Hagin, aged 28 years, died at his home, 812 South Main street, Tuesday night.

Funeral services are planned from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. M. Daniel.

Surviving are his wife, two small sons, parents, E. A. Hagin and Mrs. J. M. Taylor; a brother, Orville Hagin, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Max Taylor, San Antonio; Mrs. Adolf Just, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank Huffman, Dallas, and Mrs. Sam Hollingsworth, Frost.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 29, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit says Eddie Ray Hagin buried in Hamilton cemetery—death certificate says Eddie Ray Hagan buried in Hamilton cemetery—monument is shown and listed in Zion’s Rest cemetery as E. R. Hagen)
  • h/o Ruby J. (Riley) Hagan s/o Emmett A. Hagan and Lydia (Hardt/Hart) Hagan-Pipkin-Taylor

Mary Emma (Flanagan) Fansler-Grist
Sep 10, 1870 - Oct 18, 1933

WOMAN PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY MORNING; FUNERAL INCOMPLETE

Mrs. Mary Emma Grist, aged 63 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. W. Jennings, 900 North Twentieth street, Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock after a lingering illness.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jennings, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. R. Unruh, Galveston; and two sons, J. J. Fansler and Homer Fansler, both in the U. S. Army.

The funeral arrangements will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR CORSICANA WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Grist, 63, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. W. Jennings, 900 North Twentieth street, Wednesday morning, at 7:30 o’clock after a lingering illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. K. Marney, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jennings, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. R. Unruh, Galveston; and two sons, J. J. Fansler and Homer Fansler, both in the U. S. Army.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Sarah Ann (Cockerell) Flanagan
Mar 8, 1873 - Jun 6, 1933

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN DIED HERE ON TUESDAY

Mrs. Sarah Ann Flanagan, aged 60 years, resident of Navarro county for 50 years, died at the home of her son, D. E. Flanagan, 900 North Main street, Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Zion’s Rest cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. M. C. Perkins, Augusta; Mrs. Mattie Gibson, Corsicana; and Mrs. O. D. Simmons, Oklahoma; and three sons, D. E. Flanagan, Corsicana; Will Flanagan, Corsicana; and E. C. Flanagan, Abilene.

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

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Barbara Gene Peebles
Oct. 17, 1929 - Feb. 23, 1933

Little Girl Died In Local Hospital; Burial Zion’s Rest

Barbara Gene, age 3 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Peebles of Zions Rest, died at 2:50 Thursday morning in the Navarro Clinic and funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Zion’s Rest cemetery.

L. B. Bonner and Co. of Eureka will have charge of the funeral.

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Leta Mae Brashear
Sep 24, 1932 - Sep 14, 1933

Little Child Died Early Hour Thursday Burial Zion’s Rest

Leta Mae Brashear, year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Brashear, 221 West Twelfth Avenue, died Thursday morning at 3 o’clock and the funeral was scheduled at Zion’s Rest cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was to be made.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Roland C., Alvan, and Homer Brashear and two sisters, Wilyie Mae and Mildred Brashear.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Thursday, September 14, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Alvin Andrew Brashear & Minnie Ethel (Killen) Brashear (Alvin is buried in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving, Dallas, Tx.

Betty Watts
Jul 10, 1933 - Jul 11, 1933

Infant Buried at Zion’s Rest Tuesday

Betty Watt, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Watt, died Monday night and the funeral was held at the Zion’s Rest cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 12, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Find-a-grave says Oakwood they even posted the death certificate and it says Zion’s Rest, but the death certificate and the obit both say Zion’s Rest-
  • d/o Edgar Frances Watts & Betty Lou (Keel) Watts

William Oaks Capps
Nov 4, 1865 - Jun 15, 1933

CORSICANA PAINTER STRICKEN AT WORK, DIED SOON AFTER

Funeral services for William Oaks Capps, 67, painter, who died Thursday after a few hours illness, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home, 218 Avenue E. with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Mr. Capps was stricken Thursday morning about 10:30 o’clock while working on one of the unemployment crews for the city and died at 5:30 o’clock.

He had resided in Corsicana for 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Ollie Mae McCoslin, Mrs. Neddie Lee Cain and Mrs. Minnie Fay Pinkard, and four grandchildren, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Minnie Fay (Capps) Pinkard
Sep 21, 1913 - Nov 25, 1935

ENNIS WOMAN BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT ZION’S REST

Funeral services for Mrs. Bill Pinkard, aged 22 years, of Ennis who died in the Ennis Municipal Hospital Monday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at Ennis with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Mrs. Pinkard was born at LeRoy, McClellan county, and moved to Corsicana when she was a child. She was married in 1932 and resided here until a year ago when she moved to Ennis.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Pinkard, Ennis; mother, Mrs. Minnie Capps, Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. A. E. McCoslin and Mrs. Forrest Cain, both of Corsicana.

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Odom N. McNeill
Jul 26, 1908 - Sep 19, 1933

Former Eureka Man Is Fatally Burned Today

Odom McNeill, 26, employee of an oil company at Henderson, Texas, was fatally burned at Henderson Tuesday morning. The body will be returned here and the funeral will be held sometime Wednesday at Providence cemetery where interment will be made. The definite time for the funeral had not been determined early Tuesday afternoon. Details of the burning of McNeill were not available here.

Prior to going to East Texas oil fields several years ago, Mr. McNeill resided in the Eureka community where he was born and reared.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ellington, four brothers, Robert McNeill, Potts, McNeill, Newdon Ellington and Charles Ellington, and two sisters, Vera Lee McNeill and Aggie Belle McNeill, all of the Eureka community.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES EUREKA WEDNESDAY FOR FIRE VICTIM

Funeral services for Odom McNeill, 26, employee of the East Texas Oil Refining Company, who was fatally burned Tuesday morning at Henderson were held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ellington in the Eureka community, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Providence cemetery.

Prior to going to the East Texas oil fields, Mr. McNeill resided in the Eureka community.

Surviving are his parents, six brothers, Robert McNeill, Potts McNeill, Newton Ellington, Chas. Ellington and Clifton Ellington, all of Eureka community; and Earl Ellington, Corsican; and two sisters, Verla Lee McNeill and Aggie Belle McNeill, both of the Eureka community.

The funeral services were directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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Charles Hill Ellington
Jan 5, 1862 - Nov 16, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. H. ELLINGTON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

C. H. Ellington, 78, native of Alabama but resident of Navarro county for more than 43 years, died at his home near Eureka on Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Providence Baptist Church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon with interment in Providence cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his widow; the following children; S. Earl Ellington of Chatfield, C. R. Ellington of Tyler, Mrs. I. W. Rodgers of Durant, Okla., Charles Ellington of Eureka, Needmon Ellington of Eureka, W. R. McNeill of Eureka, M. G. McNeill of Eureka, Mrs. Ernest Singleton of Eureka, and Mrs. Ezra Burns of Corsicana; one sister, Miss Addie Belle Ellington of Alabama; three brothers, Lee, Joe and Lawrence Ellington, all of Alabama; nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Services are being directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 16, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Georgia D. (Machershed) Ellington married Aug. 14, 1887 Crenshaw, Alabama 2nd wife Daisy Bell (Anderson) McNeill-Ellington married Sep. 12, 1919 s/o K. Ellington and M. (Knight) Ellington per death certificate

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C. H. Ellington Of Eureka Was Buried Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for C. H. Ellington, aged 78 years, who died Saturday morning at his home in Eureka, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Providence Baptist Church. Burial was in the Providence cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Second Baptist church here.

A native of Alabama, Mr. Ellington had resided in Navarro county for more than 45 years.

Surviving are his wife, Eureka; the following children: S. Earl Ellington, Chatfield; C. R. Ellington, Tyler; Mrs. I. W. Rodgers, Durant, Okla.; Charles Ellington, Eureka; Needom Ellington, Eureka; W. R. McNeill, Eureka; M. G. McNeill, Eureka; Mrs. Ernest Singleton, Eureka, and Mrs. Ezra Burns, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Addie Belle Ellington, Alabama; three brothers, Lee, Joe and Lawrence Ellington, all of Alabama; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Ellington, Ed Ellington, Robert Ellington, Johnny Ellington, Ezra Burns and Ernest Singleton.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lucy Jessica (Carroll) Wells
Jun 19, 1874 - Dec 22, 1933

NAVARRO COUNTY NATIVE DIED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

MRS. LUCY JESSICA WELLS SUCCUMBED TO HEART ATTACK; BURIAL MONDAY

Mrs. Lucy Jessica Wells, aged 50 years, native of Navarro county, died at the family home Friday morning, 1010 West Eleventh avenue, at 5 o’clock with a heart attack and the funeral will be held at the Kerens Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The funeral rites will be conducted by E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here and Rev. Rivers Cartlidge, Baptist minister of Athens, assisted by Rev. Clem Hardy and Rev. Joe Eveheart, both of Kerens.

Surviving are her husband, E. F. (Mose) Wells, well-known school teacher and former tax assessor of Navarro County, Corsicaya; one daughter, Mrs. S. Montgomery, Dallas; two sons, Luther M. Wells, Great Falls, Montana and Joe Kelton Wells, Navarro county representative in the Texas legislature; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Holland, Kerens; and two brothers, L. H. and W. J. Carroll both of Kerens; and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be C. C. Mills, Bazette; Clyde Owen, Emhouse; O. E. Stone, Corsicana; Dave Wylie, Black Hills; Alva Taylor, Corsicana; Sam Hopper, Corsicana; Bud Westbrook, Kerens, Louis Seale, Kerens and Charlie Smith Kerens.

Honorary pallbearers will be J. H. Lanningham, Claude Breithaupt, W. E. Lee, Walker Green, Will Sands, Bob McFadden, E. F. Albritton, H. S. Ellis, Riley Cooper, Tom Shelton, John Smith, Jim Spurger, Nick Parrish, Tom O’Neil, Bob Bruner, Louis Henderson, Joe Seale, Jeffie Jones.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SEREVICES FOR MRS. WELLS HELD AT KERENS TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Jessica Wells, aged 59 years, native of Navarro county and long-time resident of Corsicana, who died suddenly with a heart attack Friday morning at 5 o’clock at the family home, 1010 West Eleventh avenue, were held from the Kerens Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here, and Rev. Rivers Cartlidge, Baptist minister of Athens, assisted by Rev. Clem Hardy and Rev. Joe Everhart, both of Kerens.

Surviving are her husband E. F. (Mose) Wells, well-known school man and formerly tax assessor of Navarro county, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. S. Montgomery, Dallas; two sons, Luther M. Wells, Great Falls, Montana and Joe Kelton Wells, Corsicana, Navarro county representative in the Texas Legislature; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Holland, Kerens; and two brothers, L. H. and W. J. Carroll, both of Kerens.

Active pallbearers were C. C. Mills, Bazette; Clyde Owen, Emhouse; O. E. Stone, Corsicana; Dave Wylie, Black Hills; Alva Taylor, Corsicana; Sam Hopper, Corsicana; Bud Westbrook, Kerens; Louis Seale, Kerens, and Charles Smith, Kerens.

Honorary pallbearers were J. H. Lanningham, Claude Briethaupt, W. E. Lee, Walker Green, Will Sands, Bob McFadden, E. F. Albritton, H. S. Ellis, Riley Cooper, Tom Shelton, John Smith, Jim Spurger, Nick Parrish, Tom O’Neil, Bob Bruner, Louis Henderson, Joe Seale and Jeffie Jones.

The funeral was conducted by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Emma (Allen) Chapman
Jun 1873 - Oct 19, 1933

MRS. EMMA CHAPMAN DIED IN ANGUS WITH ATTACK OF HEART

Mrs. Emma Chapman, aged 59 years, wife of S. C. Chapman, died at the family home in the Angus community Thursday morning at 6 o’clock with a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the Richland cemetery where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. Poteet.

(corner of the paper was blacked out- could make out three sons and six daughters)

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

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Robert T. Richardson
Jan 6, 1869 - Jun 10, 1933

R. T. RICHARDSON OF RICHLAND WAS BURIED ON SUNDAY

Robert T. Richardson, aged 64 years, died at his home in Richland Sunday morning at 12:05 o’clock and the funeral was held from the Richland Methodist church Sunday at 4:30 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The services were conducted by J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister of Corsicana.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Idora Pace, Wortham; Mrs. Zada Ives, Waco; Mrs. Lillian Hayes, Freer; four sons, Eli Richardson, Richland; Banton Richardson, Richland; Lee Richardson, Richland; and Wallace Richardson, Freer; father, A. J. Richardson, Waco; and a sister, Mrs. Ella Moore, Waco.

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

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Ida Irene (Boyd) Black
Jan 13, 1896 - Jun 3, 1933

RICHLAND

RICHLAND. Jun. 9.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Black of Pursley was laid to rest in the Richland Cemetery Sunday afternoon. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

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Robert Early Montfort, Sr.
Nov 10, 1876 - Oct 27, 1933

NATIVE CHATFIELD CITIZEN DIED IN HOSPITAL FRIDAY

R. E. MONTFORT PASSES AWAY; FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD SATURDAY

R. E. Montfort, aged 57 years, a native and life-long resident of the Chatfield community, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the Methodist church at Chatfield at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, John Harris Montfort, Robert Earl Montfort and Theo Montfort, all of the Chatfield community; three brothers, Theo Montfort, Montfort; Frank Montfort, Corsicana, and Matt Montfort, Montfort; and a number of other relatives.

He had been in ill health for several months, and had been seriously ill for three weeks.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Oct 27, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sara Bertha (Easterling) Montfort married Nov. 14, 1906; s/o Peter Terrell Montfort, Sr. & Mary Frances “Fannie” (Edwards) Montfort

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. E. MONTFORT HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for R. E. Montfort, aged 57 years, life-long resident of the Chatfield community, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning at 10 o’clock Friday morning at 10 o’clock after an illness of several weeks, were held from the Methodist church at Chatfield Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, John Harris Montfort, Earl Montfort and Theo Montfort, all of the Chatfield community; three brothers, Theo Montfort, Montfort; Frank Montfort, Corsicana; and Matt Montfort, Montfort; and other relatives.

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

Pallbearers were John Finch, Will Finch, W. P. Thorp, B. F. Marchbanks, J. O. Burke and J. F. Sloane.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Walter C. McCants
Sep 18, 1868 - Jul 27, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON CHATFIELD PIONEER

Funeral services for W. C. McCants, age 64 years, who died at his home in Chatfield Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, were held from the Methodist church in Chatfield Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. S. R. Standifer, assisted by Rev. Sisserson, of Fort Worth; Rev. A. K. Marney, Corsicana, and Rev. R. H. Heiser, Chatfield. Interment was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Music for the services was under the direction of Mrs. W. F. Burkhalter and Mrs. H. M. Hodge sang “Face to Face.”

Mr. McCants had lived at Chatfield practically all his life. He came to Texas from Georgia when a small boy and had made Chatfield his home since.

Surviving are three brothers, O. J. McCants, Chatfield; W. A. McCants, Chatfield; G. E. McCants, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. G. D. Meredith, Chatfield; Mrs. E. Easterling, Chatfield; Mrs. S. R. Standifer, Chatfield; Mrs. H. L. Hervey, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. F. Montfort, B. F. Marchbanks, R. E. Montfort, Ben Easterling, H. M. Hodge and R. H. Witherspoon.

The funeral was directed by W. F. Hodge of Rice and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Broughton
1933 - Dec 18, 1933

Baby Is Buried Sunday Afternoon At Petty’s Chapel

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Broughton who died Saturday were held Sunday afternoon with burial in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the services.

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Antura Lopez
Jan. 14, 1932 - Sep. 29, 1933

Little Child Died Here Friday Night; Burial on Saturday

Funeral services for Antura Lopez 15 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fe Lopez, South Beaton street, who died Friday night at 11:30 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial at Petty’s Chapel.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Margie Richardson
Sep 23, 1922 - Jan 13, 1933

EMHOUSE GIRL DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Margie Richardson, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Richardson of the Emhouse community, died at the P. and S. hospital Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home at 11 o’clock Friday morning with burial in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Robert and Hughie Richardson, and three sisters, Golden, Ioan and Billie Richardson all of the Emhouse community.

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

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Doveteo Ydrogo
1875 - Jul. 11, 1933

Mexican Resident Pickett Is Dead

Doveteo Ydrogo, 58, Mexican, resident of the Pickett community, died at the P. and S. hospital Tuesday night at 11 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with burial in Petty’s Chapel community.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Pablo Torcano
Jul 6, 1930 - May 19, 1933

Little Child Was Buried Saturday At Petty’s Chapel

Funeral services for Pablo Torcano, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Torcano, who died 6:30 o’clock Friday evening, were held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with burial at Petty’s Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Manuel Adame of the Presbyterian Mission.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 20, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit says Pettys Chapel -death certificate says County Farm)
  • Died of Whooping Cough;- s/o Tom Torcano and Carmelo (Moreno) Torcano

James Whitfield “Jim” Murrell
Jun 14, 1885 - Oct 26, 1933

JAMES W. MURRELL RICHLAND FARMER, DIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for James w. Murrell, aged 49 years, well-known farmer of the Richland community, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning at 2:15 o’clock after a weeks’ illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Church of Christ at Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery. The services were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Corsicana Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, three, Grady, Cecil and Leon Murrell, six daughters, Misses Myrtle, Lorene, Bernice and Minnie Jim Merrell, Mrs. Dick Lord and Mrs. Windam Lord, all of the Richland community; a brother, John Murrell, Oil City; and two sisters, Mrs. Luther Arnold, Corsicana, and Mrs. Dessie Smith, Rockwood.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Nov. 2.—(Spl.)—Jim Myrl, who was carried to a Corsicana hospital, died and was buried in the Richland cemetery Friday afternoon.

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Starley Finley Chism, Jr.
B & D Sep. 10, 1933

Baby Died Sunday; Burial at Richland

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Starley Chism of Richland died Sunday and the funeral was held at Richland. Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock where burial was made.

Surviving are the parents.

The services were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ellamender Summerfield Buchanan, Jr.
Jan 28, 1885 - May 6, 1971

Buchanan

Funeral services for Mr. E. S. Buchanan, 85, of Richland will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, Mr. J. Leathel Roberts will officiate with burial in the Richland cemetery.

Mr. Buchanan died Thursday night in Ennis.

A native of Zions Rest, he was born Jan. 28, 1886.

Survivors include two sons, James W. Buchanan of Ennis and R. H. Buchanan of Houston, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be V. B. Atchley, J. W. Atchley, R. L. Cooley, James Griffin, J. P. Wilson, J. T. Bass.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday May 7, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lonie (Roberts) Buchanan married May 7, 1907 s/o Ellamender Summerfield Buchanan, Sr. and Sara Frances (Williams) Buchanan

Harvey Summa
Jul 28, 1932 - Feb 20, 1933

Little Child Was Buried at Richland Cemetery Tuesday

RICHLAND, Feb. 21.—(Spl.)—Harvey Summa, eight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Summa, died Monday afternoon and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the family residence with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the McCammon and Brown Funeral Home.

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Ben E. Lucas
Jul 6, 1893 - Oct 31, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM

Funeral services for Ben N. Lucas, 40, ex-service man, and resident of Corsicana for several years who died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock were held from the residence of R. A. Ratliff, 206 East Second avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. J. Parnell, retired Methodist Protestant minister.

Mr. Lucas was allegedly struck by a Burlington and Rock Island Lines engine at the intersection of East Second avenue and the Burlington and Rock Island Lines about 2 o’clock Sunday morning. He was rushed to the hospital where his mangled left leg was amputated at the hip.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Clarence, Martin, Ruby Mae and Dorothy Lucas, all of Corsicana; father, J. H. Lucas, Quinlan, Texas; three brothers, Leslie Lucas, Corsicana; Webb Lucas, Quinlan; and Joe Lucas, Quinlan; and two sisters, Mrs. Effie Ladd, Corsicana, and Miss Essie Lucas, Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Cora Frances Drane
Jul 23, 1909 - Jun 22, 1933

MISS FRANCES DRANE DIED IN ARIZONA; BE BURIED CORSICANA

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS NOT ANNOUNCED; BURIAL THURSDAY

Miss Frances Drane died in Phoenix, Arizona, Monday morning, according to information received here, and the body will be returned to Corsicana for burial.

Definite funeral arrangements had not been made early Monday afternoon but the services will probably be held from the F. N. Drane home northwest of Corsicana some time Thursday.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Drane, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. T. King, Waxahachie, and two brothers, Merritt Drane, Jr., and Burgess Drane, both of Corsicana.

Miss Drane was a graduate from Corsicana high school, Trinity University, Waxahachie, and Columbia University, New York City.

The funeral arrangements will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FRANCES DRANE BE HELD THURSDAY

BODY TO ARRIVE FROM ARIZONA SHORTLY AFTER NOON ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Miss Frances Drane, 24, who died several days ago, at Phoenix, Ariz., will be held from the F. N. Drane home, northwest of Corsicana, Thursday – afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The body is scheduled to arrive here shortly after noon Thursday.

Miss Drane was a native of Corsicana, and a graduate of Corsicana High school, Trinity University, Waxahachie and Columbia University; New York City.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Drane, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. T. King, Waxahachie, and two brothers, Merritt Drane, Jr., and Burgess Drane both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Brooks Allen, Joe Hashop, Will Hashop, Maurice Tankersley, Harry Bryant, Taylor Robinson, Hood Cheney Jr., and George Leonard, Jr.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FRANCES DRANE ARE HELD THURSDAY

POPULAR CORSICANA GIRL WHO DIED IN ARIZONA LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Miss Frances Drane, 24, who died near Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday, June 21, were held from the F. N. Drane home, northwest of Corsicana, Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Miss Drane was well-known here and was a graduate of Corsicana high school, Trinity University, Waxahachie, and Columbia University, New York City.

The body arrived here early Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Drane, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. J. L. King, Jr., Waxahachie; and two brothers, Burgess and Meritt Drane, Jr., both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Brooks Allen, Joe Hashop, Will Hashop, Maurice Tankersley, Harry Bryant, Taylor Robinson, Hood Cheney, Jr., and George Leonard, Jr.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ida Lorene (Brock) Jones
Apr 14, 1872 - Feb 22, 1933

STREETMAN WOMAN BURIED IN BIRDSTON CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Lorena Jones, 60, wife of James P. Jones, Streetman, Route 2, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 12:50 o’clock after an illness of several weeks, were held from the United Presbyterian church here Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Simpson of Eureka, assisted by Rev. Paul Kennedy, pastor of the United Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, five sons, W. C. Jones, Corsicana; R. L. Jones, Olney; A. C. Jones, Kilgore; A. O. Jones and J. P. Jones, Jr., both of Corpus Christi; three brothers, W. B. Brock, Corsicana; Webb Brock, Albany; and Alva Brock, San Antonio; and four sisters, Mrs. Alice Covington, Corsicana; Mrs. Ollie Canant, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Muns, Streetman; and Mrs. Carrie McCarroll, Garden Valley.

Pallbearers were W. C. Jones, R. L. Jones, A. C. Jones, J. Y. Stewart, H. R. Stewart and Webb Brock.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard Jacob Ferguson
Oct 17, 1898 - May 23, 1933

R. J. FERGUSON OF STREEETMAN DIED AT EARLY HOUR TUESDAY

Funeral services for R. J. Ferguson, aged 35 years, who died at his home in Streetman, Tuesday morning at 3:15 o’clock, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Streetman with interment in the Birdston cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Shaddux. A military funeral will be held at the cemetery.

Mr. Ferguson had served in the U. S. Navy for 11 years and seven months.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Thelma Ferguson, Streetman; mother, Mrs. E. K. Ferguson, Streetman; three brothers, Wayne Ferguson and Carl Ferguson, both of Streetman; and Fred Ferguson, Overton; and two sisters, Mrs. D. G. Moles, Streetman and Mrs. King Rogers, Louisiana.

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

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FORMER MEMBER OF U. S. NAVY BURIED BIRDSTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for R. J. Ferguson, 35, former U. S. Navy man, who died in Streetman Tuesday morning at 3:15 o’clock, were held from the First Baptist church at Streetman Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Shaddux. Military services were held at the grave.

He had served in the U. S. Navy for 11 years and seven months.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Thelma Ferguson, mother, Mrs. E. K. Ferguson, all of Streetman; three brothers, Wayne and Carl Ferguson, both of Streetman; Fred Ferguson, Overton; and two sisters, Mrs. D. G. Moles, Streetman, and Mrs. King Rogers, Louisiana.

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

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Johnnie H. Jones
Jan 31, 1903 - Sep 10, 1933

BROTHER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED SUNDAY NIGHT AT STREETMAN

Johnnie H. Jones, aged 30 years, died suddenly near midnight Sunday at his home in Streetman and the funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church in Streetman with interment following in the Birdston cemetery. Mr. Jones had been in ill health some time but his death was not expected by his family or friends.

Mr. Jones is survived by his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McBride of Streetman and three sisters, Mrs. Willis O. Almon of Corsicana, Mrs. H. P. Grizzard of Streetman, and Miss Bessie Jones of Fairfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Archer Clark, Judge Johnson, Clyde Ellis, Henry Cole, John DuBose, Robert McGilary.

Oliver Burleston & Son of Wortham, funeral directors, had charge of the funeral.

Notes:

  • s/o John G. Jones & Tina (Dixon) Jones-McBride

Ruby Mae (Jones) Grizzard
Jun 15, 1895 - Nov 22, 1975

Mrs. Grizzard

STREETMAN - Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Presbyterian Church here for Mrs. Ruby Grizzard, 80, who died Saturday morning at the Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.

The Rev. James A. Cook will officiate with burial following at Birdston cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Surviving Mrs. Grizzard are two step-sons, Gordon Grizzard of Streetman and J. W. Grizzard of Houston; one niece, Mrs. Juanita Marston of Streetman; two nephews, Leonard Allmon of Grand Prairie and Willie O. Allmon of Houston; and one sister, Mrs. Willie Allmon of Streetman.

Pallbearers will be L. T. McKissack, Vel Carroll, Harold Massey, Homer Paul Bonner, Granville Tisdale and Robert Lee Cherry.

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Bessie (Jones) Lester
Oct. 30, 1898 - Jul. 9, 1974

Mrs. Lester

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Bessie Jones Lester, 75, who died early Tuesday at her home in Streetman. Burial is to be in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. O. Allman and Mrs. H. R. Grizzard, both of Streetman; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Lester

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bessie Jones Lester, 75, who died Tuesday at her home in Streetman. The Rev. Darwin D. Wolfe, pastor of Harmony Presbyterian Church of Fairfield will officiate. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery.

A native of Lancaster, she was a longtime resident of Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Homer Paul Bonner, T. L. McKissack, Granville Tisdale, Cecil Tisdale, Lloyd Robinson and William Carroll.

Surviving are two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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Eldred Olene “Tinsey” Tekell
Nov 17, 1926 - Nov 25, 1933

LITTLE GIRL DIED AT SPRING HILL ON SATURDAY MORNING

SPRING HILL, Nov. 30.—(Spl.)—Eldred Olene (Tinsey), seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tekell, died Saturday morning following a two weeks illness with diptheria. Just prior to her death she was thought to be recovering.

Funeral services were held at Dawson and were conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill, Methodist minister.

Tinsey, as she was called by her school mates and friends, was popular with her playmates and her death was a shock to the community.

Surviving are her parents, two sisters, Wanica and Cleta Ruth; her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hagle and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tekell, of Spring Hill, and other relatives.

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SPRING HILL

SPRING HILL, Nov. 30.—(Spl.)—Again this community was saddened Saturday morning when we learned that little Eldred Olene (Tinsley) Tekell had passed away at 10:30. She was buried Sunday afternoon at Dawson at 2 o’clock with services conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill.

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Annie Bernice Swink
Jun 16, 1923 - Jul 9, 1933

GIRL IS KILLED AND THREE INJURED IN HIGHWAY CRASH

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BERNICE SWINK BE HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Bernice Swink, aged 14, instantly killed in an automobile accident about two miles east of Kerens about 9 o’clock Sunday night will be held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the Dawson cemetery.

The girl was killed when the light truck in which members of the E. T. Swink family was riding was struck from behind by a second automobile, injuring the other occupants of the car. Mr. Swink received some broken ribs and numerous cuts and abrasions, Mrs. Swink was also injured, and Hollis Swink, ten year old boy had his right arm broken.

The dead and injured were brought to Corsicana in the Sutherland McCammon ambulance, and after receiving first aid at the Navarro Clinic were carried to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will M. Taylor on South Sixteenth street, where they were reported resting well Monday.

County officers and state highway patrolmen started an investigation as soon as the accident was reported, and bloodhounds were placed on the trail of the occupants of the second car Sunday night, losing the trail on the railroad tracks. Officers were continuing their investigations Monday but no charges had been filed or arrests made.

The Swink family resides at Winkler, and were en route from Malakoff to their home when the accident occurred.

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

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ONE MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH TRUCK CRASH DEATH

CORSICANA MAN CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE IN JUSTICE COURT

Jack Robinson, Corsicana, was named in a formal complaint in justice court at Kerens today for alleged negligent homicide in connection with the death of Bernice Swink, aged 14 years, who was fatally injured Sunday night when the truck in which the young girl was riding with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Swink, Winkler, and others, figured in an accident near Kerens, local officers reported today.

Bond was made to await the action of the grand jury.

Robinson received head injuries and several broken ribs, it was reported.

Funeral services for the young girl were held at Dawson Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

Another man is reported in jail at Gladewater as an alleged companion of Robinson by officers, but Robinson is quoted as saying he was alone at the time of the auto collision.

C. L. Knox, assistant criminal district attorney, was advised that Robinson came to the courthouse as soon as he read in the newspapers that officers were seeking the driver of the car figuring in the smashup in which the young girl was killed.

Filed At Kerens.
J. M. Westbrook, deputy sheriff said the complaint was filed in Judge T. A. Crowley’s court by Constable A. H. Holloway.

Hollis Swink, aged 10, brother to Bernice Swink, received a broken arm, and Mr. and Mrs. Swink were also injured.

The Swink family were en route from Malakoff to their home in the Winkler community when the accident occurred.

Robinson is reported to have told officers that he did not see the Swink truck until the crash.

The tragedy occurred on Highway 31 about a mile east of Kerens Sunday night about 9 o’clock.

Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral services for the young girl at Dawson Monday afternoon.

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Mary Dee (Cathey) Wright
Sep 23, 1877 - Jun 6, 1933

Dawson Woman Was Buried Wednesday; Pioneer Resident

DAWSON, June 9.—Funeral services for Mrs. S. N. Wright, aged 55 years who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery. She had been in ill health for several months.

Mrs. Wright was born in Tennessee, but had resided in this section since four years of age.

Surviving are her husband and the following children: S. R. Wright, Midland; A. E. Wright, Emhouse; B. C. Wright, Purdon; J. R. Wright, Ennis; Neal Wright, Mrs. W. C. Roberts and Mrs. C. C. Hull, all of Dawson. She is also survived by her father, J. E. Cathey, Dawson; and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Calhoun, Corsicana and Mrs. J. D. Lawrence, Dawson.

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George Franklin Stringer
Dec 21, 1863 - Jul 10, 1933

PINKSTON FARMER DIED EARLY HOUR MONDAY MORNING

George F. Stringer, aged 69, native of Alabama but resident of Texas for more than 22 years, died about 6:30 Monday morning at his home in the Pinkston community. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Dawson cemetery with Rev. Thomas Almon conducting the last rites.

The deceased is survived by his widow and six children; Mrs. Maudie Cottongame of Hubbard, Will Stringer of Corsicana, Miss Alice Stringer of Pinkston, Miss Ida Stringer of Pinkston, Flevon Stringer of Hubbard, and Charlie Stringer of Pinkston; two brothers, Jim Stringer of Alabama, and J. A. Stringer of Malakoff; and two sisters, Mrs. Jackie Fiul and Mrs. Maudie Fiul, of Arkansas.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 10, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Emmaline (Dubois) Stringer; s/o James David Stringer & Sarah (Overcast) Stringer per death certificate

Sarah Emmaline (Dubois) Stringer
Apr 13, 1862 - Feb 20, 1960

Mrs. Stringer Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Emma Stringer, 95, who died Saturday at her home in Hubbard, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Hubbard Methodist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Maude Cottongame, Frost; Miss Alice Stringer and Mrs. Ida Truly, both of Hubbard; three sons, W. D. Stringer, Richland; J. F. Stringer, Corsicana, and Charlie Stringer, Waco; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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William Taylor Berry
Jan 17, 1871 - Dec 30, 1932

Prominent Dawson Resident Buried on Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for Taylor Berry, 64, prominent resident of the Dawson community, who died early Saturday after and illness of several months, were held at Dawson Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are six children, Carlos, Jerry, Horace, Chilton, Carrie and Ward Berry, all of Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Berry, Dawson, and Mrs. Harham Davidson, Waco, and a number of other relatives.

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Jesse James Evans
Mar 10, 1896 - Jan 19, 1955

World War 1 Vet Dies Wednesday

J. J. Evans, 58, former employe of the Lone Star Gas Company, died at his home, 822 West Tenth avenue, Wednesday afternoon. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church and was a World War I veteran.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. A. J. Kirkland of Henderson, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the church, and Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, James Evans, Dallas, and Joe Evans, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Ray O. Brooks, Henderson; Mrs. C. O. Daniel, Dallas, and Mrs. Bobby Whittenburg, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. A. Evans, Athens; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Alford Evans and B. D. Evans, both of Fort Worth; six sisters, Mrs. Porter Lee and Mrs. Earle Saylors, both of Athens; Mrs. Otis Carnes, Tyler; Mrs. R. B. Grantham, Savoy; Mrs. Homer Patterson, Ben Wheeler; and Mrs. Marie Kyle, Ponca City, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Preston Norwood, Emmett Selby, Frank L. Leathers, George Chappel, M. L. Ward, A. L. Armstrong, C. E. Daniel and W. W. Lord.

Griffin directed.

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Marcelous Fountain Stephens
Feb 10, 1897 - Oct 15, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR M. F. STEPHENS

Funeral services for Marcelus Fountain Stephens, aged 36 years who died Sunday morning after a lingering illness, were held from the family home, 2224 West Seventh avenue, Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. j. F. Adams pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Dorothy, Virginia and Carmen Stephens, all of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Stephens, two brothers, R. S. Stephens, P. J. Stephens; two sisters, Ruby Lassiter, Corsicana, Mrs. H. Pangburn.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 16, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WW1 Kansas Pvt. 164 Depot Brig.
  • h/o Opal (unk) Stephens; s/o Cornelius Marion Stephens & Olive (Ellis) Stephens
  • (The corner of the newspaper is blacked out on the survivors)

Ira Fletcher Roberts
Dec 23, 1913 - Feb 7, 1933

STAR ATHLETE OF DAWSON HI SCHOOL DIED AT PURSLEY

Funeral services for Ira F. Roberts, star athlete of Dawson High School, who died at Pursley Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock were held from the family residence in the Pursley community Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Ward cemetery.

The youth is reported to have died from an infected foot. He was a basketball player and was star member of the Dawson football team last fall. He was an exceptionally fast track man.

The funeral services were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Roberts, Pursley; two brothers, Ernest and Floyd Roberts, both of Pursley; and a sister, Mrs. Beauford Barnes, Corsicana.

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

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Parlee Handley
Jun 9, 1932 - Oct 10, 1933

Little Child Died Monday Night; Burial Hamilton Cemetery

Pearlee Handley, aged 16 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Handley, died Monday night and the funeral was held from the family residence south of Corsicana, near the brickyards, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton Beeman.

Surviving are the parents and one sister.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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L. Buford Caskey
Feb 1907 - Jun 19, 1933

CORSICANA MAN WAS KILLED BY TRAIN IN KANSAS LAST NIGHT

WELLINGTON, Kas., June 20.—(AP)—L. B. Caskey, 27, of Corsicana, Tex., was killed in a fall beneath a Rock Island train at Corbin last night. A companion said they were traveling through Kansas seeking work in the harvest fields.

Body to Arrive Wednesday

The body of Buford Caskey, who was killed in Kansas, in a railroad accident last night, will arrive at 1:48 p.m., over the H. and T. C., Wednesday and the funeral will be held at the Hamilton cemetery at 4 p.m., where burial will occur.

The deceased was survived by his father, E. C. Caskey, Corsicana, and three brothers, Price Caskey, Mineola; Eugene Caskey, Corsicana, and Walter Caskey, of Barry.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Adamson, Charley Adamson, Jess Averitt, Lloyd Averitt, Richard Lynch and Mack Lynch. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Vaughan.

Sutherland – McCammon funeral home will direct the services.

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Charles M. “Charlie” Pipkin
Feb 28, 1885 - Feb 24, 1933

CHAS. M. PIPKIN WAS BURIED AT HAMILTON CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Charles M. Pipkin, 48, World War veteran, who died at the Bird Hotel, East Tenth avenue, Friday morning at 10 o’clock were held at Hamilton cemetery Saturday morning at 11 o’clock where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church, with the local American Legion in charge at the grave.

Mr. Pipkin was a member of the American Legion organization in Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Jim Pipkin, Dallas; two brothers, Wylie and Jess Pipkin, and a sister, Mrs. Drew Autrey, all of Dallas.

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

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Martha Angeline (Bowman) Smith
Dec 25, 1858 - Dec 29, 1933

AGED WOMAN BE BURIED SATURDAY AFTERNOON HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services fore Mrs. Martha A. Smith, age 75 years, who died Friday night at 9 o’clock in the Corsicana Clinic, will be held Saturday afternoon at –from the residence of E. E. Smith, 2216 West Fifth avenue. The services were conducted by Rev. Stark. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Smith had been a resident of Navarro county 70 years.

Surviving are a son W. Smith, Dallas; two grandchildren, Mrs. H. C. Murphy, Corsicana, B. R. Smith, Dallas and a number of other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Hubert Ell Goodman
Sep 12, 1906 - Feb 20, 1933

DIED SUDDENLY IN FORT WORTH; BURIAL HAMILTON CEMETERY

Hubert Goodman, aged 26 years, died suddenly in Fort Worth Monday afternoon and the funeral will be held from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Goodman, 920 North Twentieth street, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Cecil Lonsford, pastor of the local Full Gospel Church.

Surviving are his parents and two brothers, Herman and Milford (Red) Goodman, all of Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FORT WORTH MAN DIED SUDDENLY; IS BURIED HERE

Funeral services for Hubert Goodman, 26, who died suddenly Monday afternoon in Fort Worth were held from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Goodman, 920 North Twentieth street, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Cecil Lonsford of the Full Gospel church.

Surviving are his parents and two brothers, Herman and Milford Goodman, Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Henry Howard Goodman
Oct 21, 1889 - Aug 26, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES HOWARD H. GOODMAN THURSDAY AT 3 P.M.

EMPLOYES CITY SANITARY DEPARTMENT ACTED AS PALLBEARERS

Funeral services for Howard H. Goodman, aged 46 years, city sanitary department employee, who was fatally shot Wednesday morning about 10 o’clock as he left the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, corner West Sixth avenue and South Twelfth street, was held from the residence of his son, H. L. Goodman, 927 West First avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. B. Jones. Employees of the city sanitary department were pallbearers. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Hattie Goodman, wife of the deceased, was arrested a short time later by Deputy Sheriff Allen Calloway and was formerly charged by complaint with murder in judge W. T. McFadden’s court. Bond was set at $3,500 at the conclusion of an examining trial conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock Wednesday night.

City, precinct and county officers answered the call. An inquest was conducted by Judge M. Bryant, who returned a coroner’s verdict of “Death by gunshot wounds, inflicted at the hands of Hattie Goodman, his wife,” according to an announcement Thursday morning.

Criminal District Attorney John R. Curington represented the state at the examining hearing while Joe Edens Anderson represented the defendant.

Goodman is survived by his wife, one son, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 27, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Per death certificate of son Hubert 1st wife Docia (Youtes) Goodman 2nd wife Hattie (Gregory) Goodman s/o L. Goodman & Amie (Duke) Goodman per death certificate

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HOWARD H. GOODMAN INSTANTLY KILLED; WIFE IS ARRESTED

MURDER CHARGES ARE FILED AFTER FATAL SHOOTING WEDNESDAY MORNING

Howard H. Goodman, 46, city employee in the sanitary department, was instantly killed as he left the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic shortly after 10 o’clock this morning when he was struck by two bullets, one taking effect in his heart and the other striking him on the left side of the abdomen and emerging from his back.

Mrs. Hattie Goodman, wife of the dead man, was arrested at the home of Jesse Hart, 1421 West Tenth Avenue, soon after the shooting by Deputy Sheriff Allen Callaway and W. G. Ivy. A formal charge of murder was filed against Mrs. Goodman by Deputy Sheriff Callaway in Justice of Peace W. T. McFadden’s court.

Examining Trial Held.
Bond in the sum of $2,500 was set by Judge W. T. McFadden at the conclusion of the examining trial held at 2 o’clock Wednesday, and the defendant was remanded to the county jail until the bond was signed and approved.

Criminal District Attorney John R. Curington represented the state and Joe Edens Anderson the defendant at the brief hearing. Otto F. Woods, admitted eyewitness, was the only person placed on the stand.

Under questioning by the district attorney, Woods said that he saw the defendant and the deceased standing on the corner of the hospital grounds about 10 o’clock, that he did not see a gun in the woman’s hand but heard shots after the deceased had made a motion with his hand toward her. He stated that he saw Goodman’s body after the shooting and saw a wound in his chest near the heart, one in his abdomen and another on his arm. He said he heard the defendant make no statement, and that there was nobody in the car with her.

Under questioning by Defense Attorney Anderson, Woods said that his attention was attracted by the motion of the deceased’s arm toward the defendant.

At the conclusion, Anderson asked that as small a bond as possible be set, declaring that the evidence indicated that the case was one of self-defense.

Several shots were reported fired and the proximity of the site to the downtown business section resulted in a large crowd gathering within a few minutes, and considerable excitement was caused.

Near Hospital.
Goodman was reported to have been injured several weeks ago while working on a city trash truck and had been under treatment by physicians since that time. He was reported to have been leaving the hospital after receiving treatment Wednesday morning when he was killed.

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse reported that Mrs. Goodman had filed a charge of aggravated assault against her husband late last Saturday, alleging that he had beaten her severely with a crutch, and exhibiting wounds alleged to have been inflicted. Goodman was arrested Saturday night by Deputy Sheriff J. M. Westbrook on the charge and was later released on bond. The case has not been tried.

The body was taken in charge by Corley Funeral Home, and funeral arrangements had not been completed early Wednesday afternoon.

Goodman resided at 621 North Beaton street. He is survived by his wife, a son, H. L. Goodman and other relatives.

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SIX JURORS HAD BEEN CHOSEN NOON IN GOODMAN TRIAL

SPECIAL VENIRE ON HAND; BOTH SIDES ANNOUNCE READY AS CASE CALLED

Six jurors had been selected at noon in the trial of Hattie Goodman, charged by indictment with murder, when court recessed in the Thirteenth judicial district court.

Both the state and defense announced ready for the trial Monday morning when District Judge Wayne R. Howell called the case.

Mrs. Goodman was indicted as the result of the fatal shooting of her husband, H. H. Goodman, an employee of the City of Corsicana, August 26, 1936.

The defendant had plead not guilty, self defense and accidental shooting when arraigned, questions propounded prospective jurors by defense attorneys Monday morning during the selecting of the jury indicated.

A special venire of 40 talesmen in addition to the regular jury for the week was on hand for service in the case. It was indicated that the jury would likely be completed during the afternoon.

The prosecution is being handled by Cleo G. Miller and J. C. Jacobs, criminal district attorney and assistant, , respectively. Lovett and Lovett are representing Mrs. Goodman.

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DEFENDANT PLEADS “NOT GUILTY” WHEN MURDER CASE CALLED

WITNESSES TELL OF FATAL SHOOTING NEAR HOSPITAL LAST YEAR

Numerous witness testified Tuesday morning in the trial of Hattie Goodman in district court, on a murder charge as the result of the fatal shooting of her husband, H. H. Goodman, city employee, near the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, August 26, last year. indications at the Tuesday noon recess of court were that the state had practically completed the introduction of testimony and defense witnesses will probably be used during the afternoon session.

When arraigned on the indictment Tuesday morning, Mrs. Goodman entered a plea of “not guilty.”

Only a few spectators have attended the sessions of the trials thus far and little interest has been manifested by the public in the case.

Son is Witness.
Herman Goodman, 26, son of the slain man, testified his father was employed in the sanitary department of the city of Corsicana. He said his father was living with him at the time of his death and that the deceased was suffering a back injury. The injury was occasioned, according to the witness, from a fall from a truck, and also it was necessary for him to use a crutch in walking. Herman Goodman further testified that he (Herman) carried the slain man to the hospital about 9 o’clock in the morning of the day he was fatally shot and next saw his father an hour later after he had died. He said that he met Hattie Goodman, the defendant, in an automobile.

Herman Goodman stated his father had resided with him on West First Avenue for several days (six or seven) prior to his death and before coming to his (Herman’s) house, had resided with Hattie on North Beaton street for two or three months. No questions were propounded the witness by the defense.

Nurse on Stand.
Lenore Gooch, 516 North Commerce street, undergraduate nurse at the hospital, testified she saw both Mr. and Mrs. Goodman at the clinic on the morning of the shooting. Defense objections to the effect the witness was in the courtroom for a short time Monday afternoon were overruled by Judge Howell. The witness said that Goodman left the hospital with Mrs. Goodman behind him. Goodman was using a crutch to aid in walking. Shortly after the couple left the hospital, Miss Gooch testified, she said she heard what sounded like a backfire and then four successive reports.

The nurse related she hurried to the door of the clinic after a nurse had said the woman was shooting a man. She stated the position of the deceased as she first saw him with his back to her and also the defendant with a gun in her hand. She said Mrs. Goodman put the gun in her purse and ran east from the clinic. Miss Gooch said Goodman then tuned toward her and slumped as he neared her. She said that H. H. Goodman groaned and said, She shot me,” as he fell to his knees as she reached him. The witness said Goodman died within four or five minutes.

Under cross-examination conducted by Norris Lovett, Miss Gooch said Goodman weighed between 170 and 180 pounds and was six feet tall or more. She also admitted that a piece of iron was attached to the crutch used by the deceased.

She said she did not notice any knots or bruises on Mrs. Hattie at that time, but later there was a knot on her forehead and bruises on her arms and one eye blacked when she examined her in Mrs. Caldwell’s apartment. She described the three wounds, one near the heart, one under the lung and one in the arm.

Miss Gooch testified under redirect examination that she was not certain, but believed the defendant’s eye was black when she saw her in the hospital the morning of the trouble. Evelyn Scoggins was the nurse she said was at the window and saw the shooting. Miss Scoggins was reported in San Antonio and was not present at the trial Tuesday morning. The subpoena issued for her by the state was introduced by Criminal District Attorney Miller.

Did Not see Shooting.
Mayes Green, negro porter at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, testified Goodman came to the clinic for treatment. He said he saw Mrs. Goodman in the clinic the morning of the shooting, but testified that he did not see the shooting and saw the slain man after the trouble. He remembered five shots. Under cross-examination, the porter said Goodman was a big man and used a crutch.

Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., said Mrs. Caldwell and Dr. Shell, Jr., treated Goodman and he been coming to the clinic for several weeks. He said Hattie Goodman was at the clinic the day of the trouble, but was not a patient. He said, he did not see the couple leave his place, but heard shots and saw Goodman on the sidewalk, dead, but did not see the defendant.

Under cross-examination, Dr. Shell said Mrs. Goodman often came to the clinic with her husband when he was treated.

Arthur Wareing, undertaker, Corley Funeral Home, was called and said he prepared Goodman’s body for burial. He also described the wounds in the body of Goodman, but declined to state whether they were fatal wounds.

Mrs. Stella Goodman, wife of Herman Goodman, daughter-in-law of H. H. Goodman, was called by the state. She had accompanied her ill husband into the court room earlier in the morning and was strenuously challenged by the defense counsel under the rule of witness. A number of spectators were called by both the defense and state, with the jury exclude from the courtroom, in support and against the objections of the defense. Witnesses testifying under the challenge and objections included Mrs. Howard Caldwell, Mrs. Mattie Dodds, sister of the defendant; George B. Jones and K. A. Blakney, grand jury baliffs; Mrs. O. E. Scarborough, Corinne Richardson, W. A. McCants, J. P. Miller, Mr. Miller and others. Judge Howell over-ruled the defense objections and challenge.

Tells of Pistol.
Juanita Stewart, 318 East Tenth avenue, was called to the stand by the state and testified she gave a gun (pistol) to Hattie Goodman, two or three weeks before the shooting. She said the pistol belonged to her brother (Jim Stewart.)

Mrs. Stella Goodman said she had known H. H. Goodman about four years, and had known Hattie Goodman quite a while. She said Mr. and Mrs. Goodman were married in November, 1935. Continuing her testimony, the witness said H. H. Goodman came to her home Friday before he was killed Wednesday. She said the slain man had been injured in May 1936, and could not walk without the aid of a crutch.

Mrs. Stella Goodman testified she operated the Cozy Café and that Hattie Goodman came to her place of business Saturday afternoon before the trouble. She said the defendant went to see H. H. Goodman and declared: “If she couldn’t live with him, no one else could.”

Mrs. Stella Goodman admitted that the defendant had a knot on her head. Under re-direct examination, she said Mrs. Goodman came to her house Saturday afternoon to talk to her husband, H. H. Goodman, but he (Goodman) would not talk to her.

The state and defense attorneys agreed that if Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr., was present he would testify that one or more wounds caused Goodman’s death.

Monday Afternoon Session.
Completion of the jury was made Monday afternoon and court was recessed until 9 o’clock Tuesday morning by District Judge Wayne R. Howell.

The remainder of the jury for the week was excused until Friday morning at 9 o’clock.

Judge Howell cautioned the jurors after they were sworn in to try the case that they were not to read newspaper accounts of the trial, to allow the sheriff’s department to do any talking to relatives or associates via telephone, not to discuss the case of go about the vicinity of the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic where the shooting occurred. The jury however, was given permission, through agreement of counsel to attend a picture show if desired.

The state exercised seven pre-emptory challenges while ten challenges were used by the defense. The special venire was exhausted after eight jurors had been selected and the last four were precured from the regular jury for the week.

The jury:
C. E. Barnes, Corsicana 1; O. E. Scarborough, Corsicana; M. C. Sims, Dawson; L. Murphy; E. R. Jackson, Richland; L. L. Farmer, Purdon; Clete Owen, Kerens; W. H. Griffin, Purdon, J. E. Fogg, Corbet; Joe Cox, Dawson; James Davis, Dawson, and Frank Cartledge, Corsicana 5.

The state is represented by Cleo G. Miller and J. C. Jacobs, criminal district attorney and assistant, respectively, while the firm of Lovett & Lovett represents the defendant.

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DEFENSE RESTS; JUDGE PREPARES CHARGE TO JURY

ARGUMENTS SCHEDULED TO START LATE TODAY IN GOODMAN MURDER TRIAL

Testimony was completed at 10:25 o’clock Wednesday morning in the trial of Hattie Goodman on a murder indictment as the result of the fatal shooting of her husband, H. H. Goodman, city employee, near the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, August 26, 1936, last year. District Judge Wayne R. Howell immediately began the preparation of his charge. It is expected that the charge of the court will be submitted the attorneys in the case Wednesday afternoon and arguments may begin late in the afternoon.

Jack Cruse, prominent farmer and merchant of Cryer Creek, was the first witness called Wednesday morning. He said he witnessed the shooting. He declared that he did not know either the slain man or the defendant. The witness related that he had made a produce delivery at the Navarro Clinic and had driven his car south to West Sixth avenue and was driving slowly in an easterly direction when he saw the trouble. He said the time of day was about 10 o’clock in the morning.

Eye-Witness Testifies.
Cruse testified he saw a man and woman in the street and tat the man attacked the woman with a crutch. He said the trouble started on the north side of the street near the Jackson store. He said the man was using a stick or crutch on her and that the woman was running backward while he pursued her. The witness said that after the woman had backed six or seven steps, she drew a gun from her purse, a bright nickle-plated gun.

“I heard four or five shots,” Cruse continued, “and all of the shots were after she had been attacked.”

Cruse said he was about 30 steps from the scene of the trouble in a Model T. car.

“He kept after her until he fell,” Cruse related when questioned as to the further actions of the parties after the trouble started.

Under cross-examination Cruse said he hadn’t been subpoenaed in the case, but admitted that Norris Lovett came to see him about testifying in the case Tuesday night. He admitted he had not talked to any officer about the shooting or appeared before the grand jury. He said he knew neither party and did not want to be mixed up in the affair as he was a busy man. He said he was talking at his store about the shooting in the presence of Will Dodds, brother-in-law of the defendant, not knowing he was related or connected with the parties.

Cruse further said that Goodman was not dead when he (Cruse) arrived at his body and also was still alive when he left the scene of the shooting.

Hit Woman With Crutch.
The witness testified that the first thing that attracted his attention was “he was whaling her with the crutch,” and also was positive there had not been a shot fired before the attack on the woman.

Under re-direct examination, Cruse stated he had not been paid or promised any pay for testifying, knew neither party and did not want to be mixed up in the case—“I wouldn’t have said anything if I had known Dodds was related,” he concluded.

Jesse Harte, a witness used Tuesday, was recalled and testified the defendant told him she came directly to his home after the shooting, that her husband had beaten her up with his crutch before the shooting, that he (Harte) was the first person she had talked to after the trouble, and that she shot in self-defense.

Under cross-examination Harte said the defendant did not tell him what she did with the gun or where her car was parked.

The defense rested and the state announced no further testimony was to be introduced.

The prosecution is handled by Cleo G. Miller and J. C. Jacobs, criminal district attorney and assistant, respectively. The defendant is represented by Lovett & Lovett.

Tuesday Afternoon Session.
A number of witnesses testified for both the state and defense Tuesday afternoon despite numerous recesses necessitated due to the absence of witnesses called. A considerable larger crowd was on hand Tuesday afternoon, augmented by the civics class of Trinidad high school.

The state rested when court resumed Tuesday afternoon.

The first witness called by the defense was Jess Harte, 1421 West Tenth Avenue. He testified that he had known the defendant for 15 or 20 years and that she came to his home the morning after the fatal shooting of her husband. He termed her as hysterical, nervous and that she had been beaten. He fixed the time at between 10 and 10:30 o’clock in the morning. He said that there was marks and bruises on Mrs. Goodman’s back and shoulders, her eyes had been blacked and a wound was noticeable on her forehead. Harte said he called the doctor, and put the defendant in bed where she remained until Deputy Sheriff Allen Calloway and others came for her. Under cross-examination, Harte said that Mrs. Goodman formerly rented a house from him.

Eye-Witness on Stand.
Otto F. Wood, 1014 South Eighteenth street, testified he had walked out of the post office and as he walked near the alley immediately west of the post office, saw the motion of a stick. He said Goodman was going toward the defendant at the time. He also admitted he heard a gun shot and that he walked across Sixth Avenue and met the defendant on the sidewalk, but did not notice any injuries. He said he went to where Goodman’s body was located. He said a piece of brass was on the end of the crutch of the slain man.

Under cross-examination, Wood testified he heard three shots after seeing the stick waving. He said Goodman did not say anything to him (Wood.) He also said he did not see any gun when he met Mrs. Goodman and didn’t see her shoot her husband.

Dr. Will Miller was the next witness and stated he had been called to the residence of Jess Harte and when he arrived, was told Mrs. Goodman had been sent to the county jail and he called on her there.

Dr. Miller said one eye was blackened, the forehead was hurt and a number of bruises were noted on her shoulders and back. He said the wound on the forehead was a recent one and that any head injury or wound is serious and dangerous. He said he saw her every day for a week.

Former Judge on Stand.
J. S. Callicutt, attorney, former district judge, testified he had known Mrs. Goodman since her girlhood, and related that he had a conversation with her in his office while district judge Saturday afternoon before the shooting that following Wednesday morning. He said she told him (Callicutt) of the trouble with her husband and wanted to place her husband under a peace bond after talking with the criminal district attorney, the late John R. Curington, Judge Callicutt and Mrs. Goodman also talked about her husband allegedly stealing $50.00 from her purse. He said Mrs. Goodman had a wound above the left eye and discolorations on the left side of the neck, and that Mrs. Goodman told him (Callicutt) that they had been inflicted two or three days before her husband with a crutch. Judge Callicutt said he did not see the defendant after the shooting.

The defense rested at 3:30 p.m.

State Rebuttal Testimony.
Mrs. Stella Goodman, daughter-in-law of the slain man, was the rebuttal testimony offered by the state. She testified Mr. Goodman left his wife, the defendant, on Wednesday, a week before his death, and went to Kerens for two days, then returned to the home of his son. Mrs. Goodman said she was present at the “row” Saturday afternoon prior to the trouble when Hattie Goodman came to her (Mrs. Stella Goodman’s) home. She said that the defendant wanted to talk to her husband who refused, and then related their walking from room to room and finally into the back yard. She said as Goodman started to return into the house, the defendant tore off his shirt and then he knocked her down with his crutch. The defendant then left the residence, came to town and had her husband arrested. The defendant came back later seeking money and Mrs. Stella Goodman said there was a knot on her head at that time Saturday afternoon.

The witness further testified she saw the defendant in the county jail when she talked with her relative to funeral arrangements, but she did not see any cuts or wounds at that time.

Under cross-examination, Mrs. Stella Goodman said the slain man had asked her to have Hattie Goodman leave as he did not want any trouble there. She said Goodman struck his wife only one time, and under further questioning , admitted she wanted “Hattie struck” and declared, “Who wouldn’t?”

Eye-Witness Version.
T. C. Prater, resident of the Frost community, was called by the state and declared he was an eye-witness to the shooting. He was unable to identify the defendant with the statement that he did not see the face of the woman in the trouble. He testified the couple came down the steps of the clinic and that they stopped and apparently talked to each other on several occasions. He said a gun fired when the couple were about in the middle of the street and then the man wheeled with a crutch in his hand. The witness said he never saw a gun, that the deceased hit at the woman three times and that he heard four shots.

Mr. Prater said he was sitting in a car parked on the east side of the clinic and that the woman was backing away from the man as he attempted to strike her with the crutch. He said the man swung the crutch over the woman’s head each time and did not hit her. Continuing his remarks, Mr. Prater testified Goodman fell near his (Prater’s) car, Prater said Goodman wore a white shirt and dark trousers.

Officer Witness.
J. M. Westbrook, deputy sheriff, said he saw Mrs. Goodman the Saturday before the shooting and that bruises were noticeable on her shoulders and a knot was on her head. He said her appearance Wednesday “was about the same.” He said Mrs. Goodman was beaten up pretty badly and a knot over one eye and another on her forehead. He said all the wounds he noticed were discolored.

Deputy Sheriff Westbrook testified that the crutch of Goodman had a piece of iron ten or twelve inches long on the bottom part of it. He said he saw no fresh cuts on her Wednesday afternoon when he talked to her in the county jail after the shooting.

Mrs. Stella Goodman was recalled and testified Goodman wore new tan trousers and shirt the day he was slain.

Mrs. Jess Harte testified Mrs. Goodman was suffering several fresh wounds and abrasions when she came to her home shortly after the trouble. She said she saw her the previous day and the bruises were not there.

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WOMAN IS FOUND GUILTY BY JURY ON MURDER CHARGE

PUNISHMENT SET AT TWO YEARS; TO FILE MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL

Hattie Goodman was found guilty of murder by a jury in the Thirteenth judicial district court in a verdict returned to District Judge Wayne R. Howell shortly before noon Thursday and was assessed two years in the penitentiary.

Mrs. Goodman was tried in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, H. H. Goodman near the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, Aug. 26, last year. the slain man was a city employee in the sanitary department. When arraigned early this week on the indictment, the defendant entered a plea of not guilty and self defense was plead. She did not take the stand in her own behalf.

Arguments of the attorneys in the case were completed late Wednesday afternoon and the jury began its deliberations at once.

Defense attorneys immediately announced a motion for a new trial would be filed and it the motion is over-ruled by District Judge Howell, the case will be appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals, Auston.

This is the first conviction of a woman on a plea of not guilty in the Thirteenth judicial district court here in 33 years, records of the court reveal. The last woman convicted was Topsy Ann Gustus, May 31, 1904, with a seven year sentence on a second degree murder charge.

Only six women have been convicted on pleas of not guilty in the history of the court, three for perjury and three for murder.

The defendant was remanded to jail pending action on the motion for a new trial.

The prosecution was handled by Cleo G. Miller and J. C. Jacobs, criminal district attorney and assistant, respectively. The firm of Lovett and Lovett represented the defendant.

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WOMAN RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER MOTION NEW TRIAL REFUSED

Hattie Goodman was released on bond of $2,500 Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock after District Judge Wayne R. Howell had over-ruled a motion for a new trial and had pronounced sentence. Notice of appeal was filed.

Mrs. Goodman was convicted of murder without malice by a jury Thursday noon and was given two year in the penitentiary. She was tried on an indictment in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, H. H. Goodman, city sanitary department employee, August 26, last year, near the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic.

The motion for a new trial alleged the trial court had in a certain portion of the charge to the jury and maintained newly-found evidence not known at the time of the trial was now available.

The bond was signed by Jess Harte and M. A. Johnson.

Lovett & Lovett represented the defendant in the trial and the motion for a new trial, an will carry the appeal to the court of criminal appeals, Austin. This will mark the first appeal of a criminal case from the court of Judge Howell to the higher court.

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Court Proceedings.
AUSTIN, March 30.—(AP)—Proceedings in the court of criminal appeals today included:

Hattie Goodman was convicted in the Thirteen Judicial District court May 13, 1937, on an indictment for murder without malice and was given two years by a jury. She was tried in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, H. H. Goodman, her. The case was appealed and the court of criminal appeals affirmed it recently and Wednesday over-ruled her motion for a re-hearing.

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Denton Wade Everett
Jul 26, 1933 - Jul 29, 1933

Infant Died Early Saturday at Emhouse Buried at Hamilton

Denton Wade Everett, 3-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Everett, died at the home of his parents in the Emhouse community at an early hour Saturday were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Emhouse with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Cox.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Thelma Fay Everett, a brother, Willie R. Everett, a half sister, Carrie Sumrow, and a half brother, Clyde Sumrow, all of the Emhouse community.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Evelyn Maxine Sutherlin
May 12, 1931 - Jan 19, 1933

Baby Died Early Thursday Morning

Evelyn Maxine Sutherlin 20-months-ole daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Sutherlin, 904 West First Avenue, died Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Demarcus Sylvester “Mark” Rogers
Oct 11, 1848 - Feb 18, 1933

FUNERAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON HELD FOR D. S. ROGERS

D. S. Rogers, aged 84 years, died Saturday afternoon at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Milton.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Turner Rogers, Stanton; W. G. Rogers, Corsicana; and Taylor Rogers, Spur; five daughters, Mrs. M. L. Drake, Corsicana; Mrs. Martha Clements, Durant, Okla.; Mrs. A. E. Ross, Rush Springs, Okla.; Mrs. W. H. Allen, Roane; and Mrs. Jessie Lowery, Houston; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

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William George Thomas
Feb 23, 1871 - Jul 26, 1933

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY 40 YEARS DIES IN HOUSTON

W. G. Thomas, aged 62 years, long time resident of the Pickett community and resident of Navarro county for 40 years, native of Mississippi, died in the Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston, Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, and the funeral is scheduled to be held at the Hamilton cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment will be made.

Mr. Thomas was married to Miss Lillie Pickett in 1897.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. Katie Wharton, Corsicana; Mrs. Stella Parish, Dallas; Jud Thomas, Joe Thomas, Colon Thomas, Thelma Lee Thomas and Fay Thomas, all of the Pickett community; two brothers, E. B. Thomas, Corsicana, and J. H. Thomas, Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Lula Pipes, Jonesboro, Texas; and other relatives.

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

The pall-bearers were Dock Martin, Dan Tucker, Leonard Parrish, Dock Borden, Robert Borden and Willis Spence.

The services were conducted by Rev. Jones, Baptist minister at Retreat.

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INFANT SON Jenkins
B&D Jan. 2, 1933

Baby Died Monday Night Local Hospital

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Jenkins of Corbet community died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night and the funeral was held at Corbet Tuesday afternoon where burial was made.

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

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Jasper Lafayette King
Feb 6, 1860 – Feb 26, 1933

JASPER L. KING BURIED SUNDAY IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Jasper L. King, aged 73, died in the P. and S. Hospital early Sunday morning after an illness of several days. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home, with Rev. E. T. Miller conducting the rites. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased made his home in Corsicana, Route 5. He is survived by his wife; three sons, J. O., L. L. and Oakley, all of Corsicana; and three daughters, Miss Clellie King, Mrs. Sam Ellis, Mrs. Vernon Thomason, all of Corsicana. A brother and sister in Tennessee and several grandchildren also survive him.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 27, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Melinda Ester “Etta” (Hayes) King buried in Oakwood cemetery; s/o Robert King & Frances (Mahathey) King per death certificate

Buford Caskey
Feb 4, 1907 - Jun 19, 1933

Caskey Funeral to Be Held Thursday; Was Train Victim

Funeral services for Buford Caskey, 23, who was killed in a train accident in Kansas Monday, will be held at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, instead of 4 o’clock Wednesday. The body will arrive at 1:10 a. m., Thursday morning.

Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery, with Sutherland-McCammon in charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 21, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Thelma Lee (Donaho) Caskey-Slate married May 4, 1928; s/o Emery Cicero Caskey & Mary Frances (Estill) Caskey

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FUNERAL WAS HELD THURSDAY MORNING FOR TRAIN VICTIM

Funeral services for Beauford Caskey, 27, who was killed in a fall beneath a train in Kansas Monday night were held at the Hamilton cemetery at 10 o’clock Thursday morning. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Vaughan of Pursley.

Survivors were his father, E. C. Caskey, Corsicana and three brothers, Price Caskey, Mineola; Eugene Caskey, Corsicana, and Walter Caskey, Barry and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clifford Adamson, Charlie Adamson, Jess Averit, Lloyd Averit, Richard Lynch and Mack Lynch.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Mardecia (Page) Lummus
May 16, 1893 - Feb 13,1933

Died Here Today

Mrs. W. T. Lummus died at the home of T. B. Rutherford 817 West Park Avenue and the funeral services will probably be held Tuesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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BURIAL TUESDAY AFTERNOON HERE OF MRS. LUMMUS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mardecia Lummus, aged 39 years, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. B. Rutherford, 817 West Park avenue, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock following an extended illness, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, W. T. Lummus; a daughter, Clytee; two sons, Tom and Ikie Lummus; parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Page; a sister, Mrs. Rutherford; and two brothers, T. B. Page of Rice and A. E. Page of Dallas.

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Bettie Virginia (Jeffress) Averitt
Aug 2, 1859 - Feb 13, 1933

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie V. Jeffers Averitt, 74, native of the Cedar Creek community, who died at 8:30 Monday morning, will be conducted at Hamilton cemetery at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon b Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving Mrs. Averitt are the following children: C. W. Averitt, Crandall, Texas; G. S. Averitt, J. W. Averitt; Mrs. Susie Beasley, Mrs. Sallie Slade, Mrs. Ione Kiser, Mrs. Bessie Tomlin and Miss Alice Averitt, all of Corsicana; three brothers, R. S. Jeffers, Longview; Charlie Jeffers, New Edinburgh, Ark., and A. C. Jeffers, Kansas City, Mo., also survive, in addition to a number of grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sutherland-McCammon.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. AVERITT TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie V. Jeffers Averitt, aged 74 years, native of the Cedar Creek community, who died Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock, were conducted at Hamilton cemetery on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are the following children: C. W. Averitt, Crandall, Texas; G. S. Averitt, J. W. Averitt; Mrs. Susie Beasley, Mrs. Sallie Slade, Mrs. Ione Kiser, Mrs. Bessie Tomlin and Miss Alice Averitt, all of Corsicana; three brothers, R. S. Jeffers, Longview; Charlie Jeffers, New Edinburgh, Ark., and A. C. Jeffers, Kansas City, Mo., and a number of grandchildren also survive.

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

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Largus Bell Page
Oct 14, 1869 - Sep 1, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR L. B. PAGE

Funeral services for L. B. Page, aged 71 years, who died early Monday morning at his home, 620 West Eighth avenue, were held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery. The Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the church conducted the rites. Mr. Page had been a member of the Missionary Baptist church for many years, and attended church services Sunday night. He had been in ill health for a number of months. His condition became critical Sunday night about 11 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, A. E. Page, Milford, and T. B. Page, Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. T. B. Rutherford, Corsicana; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Burns, Arlie Pillow, Ira Stewart, J. W. Sheppard, F. L. Leathers and C. A. Patterson.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Virginia M. (Breitling) Page
Apr 6, 1876 - May 26, 1963

Mrs. L. B. Page Dies Sunday At Houston

Mrs. L. B. Page, 87, native of Comanche county, formerly of Corsicana, died Sunday in Houston.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor.

Surviving are two sons, A. E. Page, Milford, and T. B. Page, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Modesette, Austin; two brothers, George Breitling, Tyler, and Matt Breitling, Canyon; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Stewart, Thomas Page, Calvin Rutherford, Glenn Norwood, Jimmy Norwood and Joe Anderson.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 27, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Largus Bell Page; d/o Alfred J. Breitling & Sophia Ann (Flowers) Breitling buried in Mount Zion cemetery, Tyler, Tx.

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Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Page

Funeral services for Mrs. L. B. Page, 87, of Houston, former Corsicana resident, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor.

Mrs. Page died in Houston Sunday. She was a native of Comanche county and had resided in Houston only one year.

Surviving are two sons, A. E. Page, Milford, and T. B. Page, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Modesette, Austin; two brothers, George Breitling, Tyler, and Matt Breitling, Canyon; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.


Pallbearers were Glenn Stewart, Thomas Page, Calvin Rutherford, Glenn Norwood, Jimmy Norwood and Joe Anderson.

Corley directed.

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Harry A. Juengerman
Apr 5, 1892 - Mar 11, 1964

Hold Services Dr. Juengerman
Funeral services for Dr. H. A. Juengerman, 72, optometrist, who died of a heart attack Monday afternoon at Memorial hospital, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Westminster Presbyterian church, of which he was an elder.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
A native of Gonzales, Dr. Juengerman had been in Corsicana 31 years. He was a charter member of Lions Club Monarch and a World War I veteran.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Dr. J. H. Juengerman, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Helena Fair, Gunter; five grandsons, mother, Mrs. Helene Juengerman, Gonzales; two brothers, Raymond Juengerman, Gonzaes, and Benno Juengerman, Kountze, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were John Taylor, Walter Erwin, Albert Galloway, Robert Davidson, Howard Allen, David Ralston, Campbell Gillespie Jr., Herbert Varley, John Love, Dr. Robert Mertz and B. L. Bradford.
Corley will direct.

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Malcolm F. Allison
1913 - Dec 13, 1944
 
Pfc. M. F. Allison Killed In Action Belgium Fighting
Pfc. Malcolm F. Allison, 23, U. S. Army in a tank destroyer outfit, was killed in action in Belgium, December 13, according to information from the war department received by his father, Harry E. Allison, Hobbs, N.M., former Corsicana resident.
The posthumous award of the Purple Heart Decoration has also been received by the father. Two citations accompanied the decoration one signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt "In grateful memory of Pfc. Malcolm F. Allison who died in the service of his country." and the other "for military merit and wounds received in action," signed by the Lieutenant general of the army and the secretary of war.
A native of Corsicana, Allison, entered the service in December 1941 and had been overseas over two years.

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Melba Carter
Oct 22, 1927 - Jul 4, 1941

RITES FOR STATE HOME GIRL BE HELD SUNDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Melba Carter, 12-year-old State Home student, who drowned in the State Home swimming pool Friday morning, will be held at the State Home Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock. The body will be sent to Round Rock for interment.
Surviving are her father, Edgar Carter, Williamson County; mother, Mrs. George Graham; two brothers, Edgar and Moody Carter, a twin sister, Velma, Student of the State Home, and two other sisters, Mrs. Laura Joseph and Mrs. S. Jester.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home are directing arrangements.

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Benjamin F. Clark
Sep 22, 1848 - Apr 15, 1923

Venerable Man Passes.

B. F. Clark, 74 years of age, died at 611 South Eleventh street yesterday and the remains were interred in the White Church cemetery near Blooming Grove at 1 o’clock this afternoon.

The deceased is survived by his wife and several children.

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Rachael/Roxanne "Roxie" (Hinson) Young
Mar 20, 1870 - Aug 31, 1915

In Memoriam.

Roxie Young was born in the year 1870, came to Rusk county in 1875 and lived the remainder of her life in Navarro county until her death.

Roxie young departed this life on August 31st 1915. The las few months of her life her suffering was great. She bore her fate with much courage. She was heard to say many times, “Oh Lord, if it be Thy will, relieve me of my suffering, for I am ready to go.” It seemed that all she dreaded was leaving her family to battle with this sinful, unfriendly world.

She joined the Baptist church at Red Land church in 1890, and was a faithful member. She kept her Bible at her bed-side during all her sickness and through all the struggles and trials of life she found the Christ she served a precious guide and of age and disease tore down her tabernacle of clay the building with hands became more real to her.

Now dear friends, Sister Young is not dead, she is only dead to this simple world. Her good deeds and training of her family are left behind. She taught her family in the fear of an admonition of our Lord.

She leaves a husband and seven children, three boys and four girls to sadly mourn her departure. Three children having already gone into the Great Beyond. The only consoling thought we have is the assurance that she has gone to a brighter world than this, there watching and waiting for you and I, and all Christian people where there will be no more sad partings and where the blighting dew of death never falls and adieus and farewells are sounds unknown. Now may this sorrow bring us all to our God, is our prayer.

N. H. GREEN.

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