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Lena Mae (Vinson) Bruce
Jan 27, 1883 - Mar 15, 1948

LENA MAE BRUCE DIES ON MONDAY; RITES WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Lena Mae Bruce, 65 years, died at the family residence, 1520 West Eleventh avenue, Monday afternoon.

Funeral services are planned on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Duel Bruce, Lewisville; Edwin Bruce, Seminole and Herman Bruce, U. S. Army in Germany; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Hammock, Mrs. Lois Smith, Mrs. E. B. Lewis, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Neva Rogers, Akron, Ohio; four brothers, Walter Vinson, Kaufman; Mock Vinson, Hutchins; Lee and Jesse Vinson, both of Heath; four sisters, Miss Nora Bruce, and Mrs. Albert Brooks, both of Heath; Mrs. Fannie Piper, Dallas and Mrs. Pinkley Richards, Houston; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. L. Norton, P. Bellringer, Frank Cook, Bob Borden, Frank Cook, Bob Borden, LeRoy McAfee and Jinx Smith.

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Billy Edward Baggett
Aug 9, 1907 - Jul 27, 1979

B. E. Baggett

Services are to be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Billy Edward Baggett, 71, of Corsicana who died Friday in Dallas.

Burial will be held in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Born in Aug. 9, 1907, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Baggett.

The WW11 veteran is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Sue Baggett of Corsicana; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Mullenix also of Corsicana; son, John E. Baggett of Seattle, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - July 27, 1979
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lelia Irene (Davis) Baggett married Dec. 17, 1927 2nd wife Eva Sue (Jones) Baggett married Jun. 5, 1979 s/o William Alec “Will” Baggett & Otto Pennell (Henson) Baggett buried in New Pursley cemetery

Lelia Irene(Davis) Baggett
Feb 11, 1909 - May 1, 1964

Hold Services Mrs. Baggett

Funeral services for Mrs. B. E. Baggett, 55, native of Navarro county, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. Mrs. Baggett died Friday afternoon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Dillingham, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist church, and Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, 640 North Commerce street; a son, John E. Baggett, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Mullenix, 836 North Commerce; a brother, J. E. Davis, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Roy Blackman, San Antonio; mother, Mrs. J. M. Davis, Corsicana, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Ray Wiswell, Ralph Wiswell, Sammy Baggett, Paul Baggett, Neal Baggett, and William Mahoney.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 4, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Billy Edward Baggett married Dec. 17, 1927 d/o John Madison Davis buried at Grange Hall cemetery & Sarah Belle “Sallie” (Rushing) Davis buried at Rose Hill Cemetery Blooming Grove

Nittie Elizabeth (Kerby) Hill-Prince
Jun 16, 1878 - Sep 17, 1957

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Prince

Funeral services for Mrs. J. F. Prince, 79, who died Tuesday at the family residence, 2122 West Thirteenth avenue, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the memorial Baptist Church, and Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

A native of Falls county, Mrs. Prince had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county 45 years.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. J. F. Prince, Baptist minister, Corsicana; four sons, Ollie O. and Earl Prince, both of Corsicana; J. D. Prince, Emmett and G. W. Hill, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Brown and Mrs. J. C. Coffey, both of Corsicana; 33 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mandy Meeker, Brownsboro; Mrs. Emma Smith, Waco, and Mrs. Hannah Shipman, Houston; a brother, C. C. Kerby, Dallas, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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George Washington Hill
Aug 23, 1894 - Sep 16, 1962

Monday Rites George W. Hill

Funeral services for George W. Hill, 68, who was found dead at his residence, 819 West Tenth avenue, Sunday morning, were held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor.

“Natural causes’ was the coroner’s verdict returned by Justice of the Peace Grover C. Bowden following an investigation by Police Officers J. W. Dunlap and C. G. Jamison.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Hill, Corsicana; four sons, G. J., George William, Jr., and James Roy Hill, all of Corsicana, and Douglas Hill, Houston; three daughters, Miss Rosa Lee Hill, Corsicana; Mrs. Hazel Herrin and Mrs. Opal Cunningham, both of Memphis, Tenn.; step-father and step-mother, Rev. and Mrs. J. F. Prince, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Brown and Mrs. Lorene Coffey, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Ollie, Earl, and John D. Prince, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. L. Callahan, Bruce Callahan, Howard Callahan, J. C. Callahan, Kenneth Haley and Dub Haley.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September 18, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mattie Lee (Dyer) Hill married Sep. 3, 1916 2nd wife Effie (unk) Hill; s/o W. P. Hill and Nittie Elizabeth (Kerby) Hill-Prince (step parents-John Franklin Prince, Rev. & Rosa Elizabeth “Rosie” (Price) Derden-Prince

Emma (Laverty)-Beeman-Vance
Nov 6, 1851 - Jan 29, 1934

Pickett

PICKETT, July 5—(Spl.)—This community was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Emma Vance, who was a long-time resident of this community prior to moving to Corsicana several years ago. She was buried in Hamilton cemetery Saturday afternoon.

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Barbara Louise Nokes
Dec 11, 1934 - Dec 28, 1934

Baby Died in Local Hospital on Friday; Burial on Saturday

Barbara Louise Nokes, aged two weeks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Nokes of Emhouse, died at the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock and the funeral was held from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Hoffman at Emhouse Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Hoffman, Emhouse, and Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Nokes of Ferris.

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Charlene Marie Ward
Nov 28, 1932 - Jul 13, 1934

LITTLE GIRL DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL, BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Charlene Marie Ward, 18-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Ward, 218 East Second avenue, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning at 2:30 o’clock after an illness of two weeks, were held from the family residence Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Modrell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Burgess.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, George, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Ward, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Alsup, Tyler.

Pallbearers were Kermit Beasley, R. B. Ferguson, Woodrow Ward and Maurice Ward.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Walter Eugene “Doc” Sprowl
Jul 10, 1881 - Nov 9, 1959

W. E. Sprowl Of Ennis Expires

W. E. (Doc) Sprowl, 78, of Ennis, formerly of Navarro county, died in Ennis Municipal Hospital Monday night following a short illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Keever Chapel with Rev. C. Douglas White and C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ of Corsicana conducted. Interment was made in Hamilton cemetery here at 11 a.m.

A native of Alabama, he came to the Pickett community when five years of age and continued to live in Navarro county until 10 years ago when he moved to Ennis. He was a carpenter.

Surviving are two sons, Floyd Eugene Sprowl and Clarence A. Sprowl, both of Houston; two daughters, Miss Gladys L. Sprowl and Miss Lillian Sprowl both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, two half-brothers, Roy E. Pickett, Corsicana, and Robert L. Pickett, Athens; two step-sisters, Mrs. Lillie Thomas, Pickett, and Mrs. Maude Terry, Anadarko, Okla.

Sprowl was a member of the Ennis Tabernacle Baptist church and was president of the Brotherhood Sunday School Class.

Corley directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, November 11, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Freddie Bingham (Chambers) Sprowl buried in Oakwood cemetery; s/o Arthur Booth Sprowl & Laura Elizabeth (Carpenter) Sprowl-Pickett (step-father John Pickett)

Serepta (Ross) Young
Sep 19, 1860 - Jul 24, 1934

MRS. DILLON YOUNG NATIVE OF COUNTY, DIED EARLY TODAY

Mrs. Dillon Young, age 73 years died at her home 645 West Fourth avenue Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock. Funeral services will be held at the Hamilton cemetery at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon where interment will be made.

Mrs. Young was born in Navarro county and had lived in and near Corsicana all her life.

Surviving are her husband, two brothers, Sam and Thomas Ross of California; one sister, Mrs. Hill Bounds, Richland and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 24, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Dillon A. Young; d/o Samuel Alexander Ross, Dr. & Thankful Jane (Anderson) Ross buried in Pin Oak cemetery
     

Dillon A. Young
Nov 28, 1849 - Aug 21, 1935

D. A. YOUNG DIES FROM ACCIDENT IN RAILROAD YARDS

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY MAN THURSDAY P.M.

Funeral services for D. A. Young, aged 85 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night from injuries and shock received about 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a switch engine in the local Southern Pacific Lines’ yards near the depot, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

The aged man apparently did not hear the train and was knocked down. Considerable difficulty was experienced in getting him from under the engine by officials, officers, ambulance drivers, and railroad employees as his shoe was caught in a break beam. He was rushed to the hospital where numerous cuts, bruises and other injuries were noted. Attending physicians said no bones were broken. His condition was not regarded as serious after an examination was made.

Mr. Young was born November 28, 1849, in Tennessee, and joined the Methodist church when a young lad. Continuing his membership during the remainder of his life and served many years as a steward. He came to Navarro county in 1866, and with the exception of the period between 1910 and 1931 when he resided in Dickens county, remained in this immediate section. He lost an arm many years ago in a gin accident.

Mr. Young was married to Miss Syrreptha Ross in 1896, who preceded him in death July 23, 1934.

Surviving are one daughter, Mabel, who resided in California and a number of nieces and nephews who reside in Corsicana.

w. B. Grantham, life-long friend of Mr. Young, declared Thursday morning that Mr. Young was one of the best and cleanest men he had ever known.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM

Funeral services for D. A. Young, 85, pioneer Navarro county resident, who died late Wednesday afternoon at the P. and S. hospital, a short time after being struck by a train in the local railroad yards, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Mr. Young had resided in Texas for 69 years and most of that period in Navarro county. He was prominent in the Methodist church for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mabel, who resided in California, and a number of nephews and nieces in Corsicana.

Singers were Mrs. Clyde Gray, Mrs. P. H. Franklin, Mrs. Jim Bryant, Arthur Pope, C. E. White, Roy Neece, O. A. Owen.

Pallbearers were Walter Beeman, Guy Hamilton, John Young, Roy Neece, Albert Young, Richard Young, Edgar Young, and George Campbell.

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

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Delia (Vandergriff) Hamilton
Jan 7, 1868 - Feb 12, 1934

CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY TUESDAY

Mrs. Delia Hamilton aged 66 years, died at 428 South Twelfth street Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by A. K. Marney, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Carver, Corsicana; five brothers, J. B. Vandergriff, J. D. Vandergriff, M. F. Vandergriff and H. T. Vandergriff, all of Corsicana; and J. A. Vandergriff, Tyler, and a sister, Mrs. Better George, Woodbury, Tenn.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ernest Walton Roberts, Sr.
Jan 20, 1898 - Mar 17, 1934

FORMER CORSICANAN DIES FROM INJURIES RECEIVED IN BLAST

Ernest Roberts, 36, formerly of Corsicana, died at Henderson Saturday night at 10 o’clock following fatal injuries received Saturday afternoon at 7 o’clock in a boiler explosion, and the funeral was held from the residence of John Read, 720 West Thirteenth avenue, Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Everhart, Presbyterian minister of Kerens.

Robert was employed by Alex McClutchin, oil operator.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Beulah Bell Roberts, Ernest Roberts, Jr., Bruce Albert Roberts, and Carl Roberts, all of Henderson; mother, Mrs. J. C. Roberts, Corsicana; three brothers, Thomas Roberts, Clyde Roberts and Charles Lee Roberts, all of San Angelo; and three sisters, Mrs. W. T. Roney, Kerens; Mrs. G. J. Byrd, Anson, and Mrs. W. J. Russell, Midland.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 4, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Blanche Catherine (Simpson) Roberts-Sherman; s/o John Charles “Charlie” Roberts & Ruth Electra (Everett) Roberts

Blanche Catherine (Simpson) Roberts-Sherman
Dec 17, 1901 - Jun 6, 1975

Mrs. Sherman

LANCASTER—Services will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the Byrum Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Blanche Simpson Sherman, 73, resident of Lancaster and former resident of Corsicana who died Friday in a Dallas hospital. Rev. C. L. Bryant will officiate.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

She was a native of Wortham and a member of the Central Baptist Church in Lancaster.

Survivors include three sons, Ernest Roberts of Lancaster, Bruce Roberts of Austin, and Carl Roberts of Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah White of Northford, Conn.; two brothers, George Simpson and Marion Simpson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Nell Thompson of Dallas; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 8, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Ernest Walton Roberts, Sr. married Jul. 4, 1922 2nd husband unknown Sherman; d/o Jim Simpson & Clora (Cates) Simpson per death certificate

Doris June Norwood
Jun 26, 1933 - Apr 19, 1934

Little Child Died Pickett Community On Thursday Night

Dorris June Norwood, 10-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Norwood, died at the family residence in the Pickett community Thursday night and the funeral was held at the Hamilton Cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents.

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

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Clifton Clark “CC/Cliff” Norwood
Dec 7, 1903 - Nov 2, 1971

C. C. Norwood

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for C. C. “Cliff” Norwood, 67, who died Tuesday in Longview. He was a retired Humble Oil Co. employe.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. C. C. Norwood of Longview; two sons, Darrell Norwood of Dallas and Gary Norwood of Longview; five grandchildren; two brothers, Preston Norwood and E. E. Norwood of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Tilton of Corsicana and Mrs. Hoyte Priddy of Purdon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 3, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Hamilton Cemetery
  • 1st wife Lyda Mae “Honey” (Anderson) Norwood-Deavers married Oct. 6, 1928 2nd wife Doris Edna (Wallace) Norwood married Oct. 25, 1932 s/o Samuel Alexander Norwood and Virtrue Elizabeth (Wilson) Norwood

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C. C. Norwood

Funeral services for C. C. (Cliff) Norwood, 67, who died Tuesday in Longview, were to be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating.

The retired Humble Oil Co. employe is survived by his widow of Longview, two sons, five grandchildren, two brothers, and two sisters.

Pallbearers were to be Wallace Pryor, Joe McGaugh, John Norwood, Rudy Norwood, Clayton Norwood, Noel Norwood, Hoyte Priddy and Billy Bennett.

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Lena Ellen (Love) Daniel
Mar 20, 1874 - Mar 11, 1965

Mrs. J. S. Daniel Rites Saturday

Final rites for Mrs. Ella Love Daniel, 90, widow of the late Dr. J. S. Daniel, Sr., 1439 West Fifth avenue, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in Hamilton Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of First Methodist church, and Rev. Steve Massie, minister of the First Christian church.

Mrs. Daniel was born in Navarro county, March 20, 1874.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Fauber, Sr,. Fort Worth; two sons, J. S. Daniel, Jr., Corsicana, and Dr. Richard L. Daniel, Little Rock, Ark., seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. O. Love, Roy Peebles, J. E. Davant, Jack Youngblood, L. P. Forsythe, Lloyd Carraway, Campbell Gillespie, C. O. Currington, Roy Love, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Dr. Charles Brown, J. N. Garitty, Guy Love and W. L. Holman.

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Joseph Stephen Daniel, Sr., Dr.
Sep 2, 1868 - Jun 24, 1957

Dr. J. S. Daniel Native Of Brazil, Dies Monday at 88

Dr. J. S. Daniel, 88, pioneer Corsicana and Navarro county physician, native of Brazil, died at his home. 1439 West Fifth avenue, Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducting. Interment will be made in the Hamilton Cemetery following cremation.

Born in Brazil, Sept. 2, 1868,Dr. Daniel came to Navarro county when five years of age. He graduated from the University of the South Medical School at Sewanee, Tenn., in 1895, and practiced medicine in Navarro county and Corsicana for 40 years before his retirement a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, J. S. Daniel, Jr., Corsicana, and Dr. R. L. Daniel, Hot Springs, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. L. M. Fauber, Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Jack R. Love, Houston; Mrs. W. R. Whitfield, Dallas; L. M. Fauber, Jr., Arlington; R. L. Daniel, Jr., Hot Springs, Ark.; and Betsy Daniel, Hot Springs; two great-grandchildren, two nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Jack R. Love, L. M. Fauber, Jr.; R. L. Daniel, Jr.; and W. R. Whitefield.

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Ann Haseltine “Annie” (Harrison) Daniel
Sep 13, 1832 - Jun 18, 1917

VENERABLE LADY PASSES AWAY

Had Reached a Ripe Old Age When End Came

Mrs. A. H. Daniel, who would have been 85 years of age on the 13th of September next passed away late yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Dr. J. S. Daniel, 1430 West Fifth avenue, and the remains were interred at the Hamilton cemetery at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. B. W. Vining of Corsicana officiating.

The deceased, who had made her home in Navarro county since 1872, is survived by five sons, the one here, two in El Paso and two in Kansas.

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C. D. and James P. Daniel of El Paso and Alfred and H. H. Daniel of Rantoul, Kansas, who were called here by the death of their mother, Mrs. A. S. Daniel, are still here as guests of their brother, Dr. J. S. Daniel.

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Jimmie Ray Price
Feb 4, 1951 - May 28, 2018

Jimmie Ray Price, 67 of Barry passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. He was born Feb. 4, 1951 in Corsicana to Homer Preston Price and Ida Lou (Bridges) Price. Jimmie graduated from Corsicana High School in 1969. Shortly after he was drafted in the Army where he spent two years on active duty, and four years in reserves where he spent serving our country with the rank of SP5. While serving in the reserves he attended electrical school and became an master electrician for Hickey Electric. Later he became an OTR truck driver. His first employment was with Rylie Trucking Company. Moving on he started working for Tom's Food Company which became Lance Food. While working for Lance he became a member of the Million Mile Safe Driving Club where he drove over a million miles without an accident.
Jimmie was a member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for 20 years. He enjoyed going on mission trips to Mexico and Colorado. He was active in the community as a little league coach and served on the Navarro Mills Water Board. He married the love of his life Nov. 6, 1970 who gave him three young men. His family remembers him as an amazing husband and father.
He is survived by his wife Kathlene Holleman Price of Barry; children, Jimmy Scott Price and wife M'Lissa of Barry, Steven Lee Price and wife Emily of Corsicana and Daniel Price and wife Jessica of Italy, Texas; one grandson, Tyler Scott Price of Euless and one granddaughter, Mar'Leigh Davis of Barry. He is also survived by his brother, Alvin Wayne Price and wife Becky of Corsicana; sister, Erlene Dillon and husband Donald of Corsicana along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Ida Price.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Thursday, May 31, 2018. Funeral Service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment to follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Pommerening, Gary Scott Dechaume, Jimmy Taylor, Garry Holveck, Bryan Upchurch and Lance Horner.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Beatrice Delight (Cotton) Sikes
Feb 4, 1938 - May 22, 2018

Beatrice Delight "Dee" Cotton Sikes who chose to be called Dee, was born Feb. 4, 1938 in Pasadena, California. She passed away May 22, 2018. Her parents were Harold Nathan and Sophia Virginia (Coulter) Cotton.

Dee married Clarence O. Sikes in Pasadena, California April 23, 1955. At the time of his passing in 2012, they had been married for 57 years.
Dee lived in Oak Valley since 1968. Upon moving to the area, Dee organized the campaign to get running water, through State Representative Olin Teague's office into their homes.

Dee was a member of the Ennis Cowboy Church. She was baptized on Easter Sunday in 1974 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She obtained her GED and then went to Hill College being trained as a licensed cosmetologist. She was a licensed Practical Nurse. She worked as a special education aide at Bowie Elementary School. One of Dee's life-long passions was helping and organizing programs for children with special needs. Dee enjoyed gardening, playing card games and singing gospel music. Also, the family enjoyed singing rock-and-roll songs from the 1950s. The only rule was the louder the better. Dee loved her family, especially the grandchildren. She planned creative activities which ensured one-on-one time with them and making memories.

Dee is survived by three children; Ginger Sikes of Bryan, Cliff and Paula Sikes of Corsicana and Karen and Jim Moore of Springtown; three grandchildren Clint and Kim Sikes of Conroe, Leyla and Chris Norman of College Station and Allison and Brian Furbush of Corsicana; great grandchildren Preston, Parker, Abegayle, Mireya, Nasya, Melissa and Matthew. She is also survived by sister Joyce Kastler of Natches, Washington and a brother Jock Cotton of Great Falls, Montana.
Dee has been in the care of TriSun Care Center and Hand-in-Hand Hospice in Corsicana for the last three months. There will be a graveside service at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with Bro. Lee Keaton officiating.

In lieu of flowers please make sure donations go toward Wounded Warriors or St. Jude's Children Hospital.

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Leroy Harris
Sep 6, 1913 – Jun 4, 2012
 

Leroy Harris, 98, of San Angelo died Monday, June 3, 2012, in a local hospital. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 6th in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Janek of First Christian Church officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home. Leroy was born September 6, 1913, in Barry, Texas, and left the family farm to go to work for the county. He was called to military service shortly before World War II and went on to serve with the 177th Coast Artillery near Anchorage, AK. He was married to Mary Madelaine Shaw on June 21, 1944 in Fort Worth. She died in 1993. After the war, Leroy went to work for Western Auto and remained with the company until 1959, when he opened Harris Auto Supply in San Angelo. He sold the stores in 1975 and remained active managing his investments. Leroy was married to Fannie Hord on August 12, 1994 in San Angelo. Survivors include his wife; daughter and son-in-law Mary “Mary Beth” Harris Lohse and Arlen of San Angelo; a grandson, John Thomas Lohse, and, wife, April, of Austin; two great-grandsons, Luca Lohse and Liam Lohse of Austin; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are Fannie’s daughter, Vera Gray, and grandson, Chance Gray of San Angelo; son Michael Hord and wife, Rhonda of Weatherford; and step-grandson, Ryan Stembridge. The family request memorials be made to Meals for the Elderly.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • BGHS grad. 1934
  • 1st wife Mary Madeline (Shaw) Harris married June 21, 1944 2nd wife Fannie (Schneider) Hord- Harris married Aug. 12, 1994 s/o James Edward “Dot” Harris and Mary Alice (Williams) Harris buried in Cryer Creek cemetery
     

James Henderson Playfair, Jr., Dr.
Jun 30, 1920 - Feb 10, 1997

DR. JAMES HENDERSON PLAYFAIR

Dr. James H. Playfair died January 9, 1997 in Luling, Texas. Dr. Playfair practiced in Blooming Grove after Dr. Barnebee moved to Corsicana in the late 1949’s. his office was located next to Reid’s Drug Store.

Highly respected in Blooming Grove, the physician and wife, Toni, had two daughters, Katherine and Patricia and lived neighbors to Dwayne and Helen Garrison. After leaving Blooming Grove in 1952, the Doctor went back to school to study surgery, then moved to Luling where he was a surgeon for many years.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - February 18, 1997
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Rosa Lee “Toni” (Anton) Playfair; s/o James Henderson Playfair, Sr. & Hester M. (Watkinson) Playfair

Albert Derwood Lane
Jan 8, 1923 - Jun 4, 2005

Albert Derwood Lane, 82 of Salida, died June 4, 2005, at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Barry, Texas, to James Albert and Lizzie Agnes (Moody) Lane.

Mr. Lane received dual bachelors degrees and a masters degree in education from North Texas State University. He also attended Moody Bible Institute and the University of Oklahoma.

He was an accomplished author and had one of his books published. He enjoyed poetry and was also an accomplished poet and artist.

Mr. Lane taught in the Texas school system for many years. Most Salida residents will remember Derwood for his unselfish dedication to the Salida Grainery Mission and his work with Caring and Sharing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Deborah Perez; brothers; Claude Lane, James Clyde Lane and sister; Vivian Lane.

He is survived by his wife, Isaura Lane of Salida; sons, David (Cynthia) Lane of Austin, Texas; James Allen (Carmen Cirlos) Lane of La Joya, Texas; Reuben (Laurie) Lane of Phoenix, Ariz. and Rex Paul (Miriam) Lane of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Rachel White of California; Priscilla Lane of Alaska and Martha Lane of Salida.

Other survivors are his brothers, Bruce Lane of Dallas, Texas; Robert Lane of San Antonio, Texas and Buford Lane of Crescent Heights, Texas; sisters, Mary Ryno of Blooming Grove, Texas; Emma Vinson of Allen, Texas; sister-in-law, Janie Lane; cousin, Victor (Mary Wanda) Lane and many other cousins; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. June 8, 2005, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. Interment will be at 1 p.m. June 12, 2005, in Sweetwater, Texas.

Notes:

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2005
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jeta Belle (Dean) Lane and Isaura Raquel (Garcia) Lane; s/o James Albert Lane & Lizzie Agnes (Moody) Lane buried in Dresden cemetery

Eliza Elizabeth “Lizzie” (McClendon) Pond
Sep 25, 1876 - Jan 12, 1953

Mrs. W. P. Pond Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. Pond, 76, of Richland, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Finkbiner, pastor. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are a son, E. C. Pond, Richland; five daughters, Mrs. T. W. Anderson, Snyder; Mrs. George Grimes and Mrs. Clyde Lawrence, both of Dallas; Mrs. Thelma Wilkes, Los Angeles, and Miss Claudie Pond, Richland; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, George McClendon, Richland; Bill McClendon, Mexia; Louis McClendon, Lamesa, and Johnny McClendon, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Lela Smith, Childress; Mrs. Nora Bethany, Lubbock, and Mrs. Susie Belle Allred, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack White, Joe Oliver, Gaston Allen, Walter Hendon, F. E. Withrow, Jr., and Allen Anglin.

Corley directed.

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Richland Rites Held
Funeral for Mrs. W. P. Pond, 76, of Richland, who died in a local clinic, was held Tuesday from the First Methodist Church at Richland.
Surviving are a son, E. C. Pond, Richland; five daughters, Mrs. T. W. Anderson, Snyder; Mrs. George Grimes and Mrs. Clyde Lawrence, both of Dallas; Mrs. Thelma Wilkes, Los Angeles, Calif., and Miss Claudie Pond, Richland; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, George McClendon, Richland; Bill McClendon, Mexia; Louis McClendon, Lamesa, and Johnny McClendon, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Lela Smith, Childress; Mrs. Nora Bethany, Lubbock, and Mrs. Susie Belle Allred, Corsicana.

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William Perry Pond
Dec 29, 1866 - Mar 7, 1944

FUNERAL RITES WILLIAM P. POND PLANNED THURSDAY

William P. Pond, resident of the Richland community for 40 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital about noon Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the Richland Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment will be in the Richland cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Richland; a son, Ernest Pond, Richland; six daughters, Mrs. Walter Anderson, Jal, N. M.; Mrs. Clyde Lawrence, Dawson; Mrs. Leslie Wilkes, Dallas; Mrs. Ruth Sublett, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Miss Ellen Pond, Dallas; Miss Claudie Pond, Richland; two brothers, Tom Pond, Dallas; Larkin Pond, Little Rock, Ark.; a niece, Mrs. Doris Carter, Portales, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Will Ingram, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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RITES THURSDAY FOR WM. P. POND RICHLAND CHURCH

Rites for William P. Pond, long-time resident of Richland, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon from the Richland Methodist church with Rev. Mr. Morgan conducting the services. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Richland; a son, Ernest Pond, Richland; six daughters, Mrs. Walter Anderson, Jal, N. M.; Mrs. Clyde Lawrence, Dawson; Mrs. Leslie Wilkes, Dallas; Mrs. Ruth Sublett, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Miss Ellen Pond, Dallas; Miss Claudie Pond, Richland; two brothers, Tom Pond, Dallas; Larkin Pond, Little Rock, Ark.; a niece, Mrs. Doris Carter, Portales, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Will Ingram, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. Lansford, Bluford Anderson, Walter Smith, Clyde Lawrence, Floyd Allred and Leon Carroll.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ruby (Brown) Fisher
Sep 30, 1901 - Jul 24, 1934

MRS. A. E. FISHER BURIED AT RICHLAND SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. A. E. Fisher, who died following an operation at Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday morning, were held from the residence of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. N. Brown at Richland, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Horace Poteet, pastor of Richland Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, parents, two half-brothers, W. P. Brown, Corsicana and Neal Brown, Richland; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Shuster, Dallas, and Misses Electra and Beryl Brown both of Richland; a half sister, Mrs. O. R. Smith, Waco, and other relatives.

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

Singers were Mrs. Ralph Stell, Mrs. H. O. Blanding, Roy Leeds and Robert Layton.

Pallbearers were G. E. Rogers, R. K. Guinn, O. R. Smith, Fred Shuster, Neal Brown, Jr., and B. L. Riley.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. FISHER

Funeral service for Mrs. A. E. Fisher, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. N. Brown of Richland, who died in Oakland, Cal., Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock following an operation, will be held from the Brown residence in Richland Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Horace Poteet, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

The body is scheduled to reach Corsicana Saturday.

Surviving are her husband, parents, two half-brothers, Pat Brown, Corsicana, and Neal Brown, Richland; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Shuster, Dallas; and Misses Electra and Beryl Brown, both of Richland; a half-sister, Mrs. O. R. Smith, Waco, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the McCammon-Brown Funeral Home of Richland, assisted by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Aug. 2.—(Spl.)—Richland was again made sad last week when the news reached her of the death of Mrs. A. E. Fisher of Oakland, California. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. N. Brown, the body reached here Saturday morning and was laid to rest in the Richland cemetery Sunday afternoon. Relatives and friends attended the funeral from Dallas, Corsicana, Angus, Steward’s Mill, Mexia, Wortham and Streetman.

Mrs. O. R. Smith and children of Waco and Mrs. Fred Shuster of Dallas spent last week here with their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Brown. Mr. Smith and Mr. Shuster joined them Saturday.

Mrs. Lillie Evans of Mangum, Okla., was here to attend the funeral of her cousin, Mrs. Fisher, and visit her brother, Joe White and family. A friend, Mrs. S. Riley of Waskum, came Wednesday morning to be with Dr. Brown’s family and to attend the funeral Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Weldon of Steward’s Mill spent Friday and Saturday with Dr. and Mrs. Brown.

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Beryl “Tish” Brown
Nov 21, 1899 - Dec 9, 1973

Miss Brown

RICHLAND - Funeral services were to be held at 1 p.m. today for Miss Beryl (Tish) Brown of Dallas, who died Sunday at her home in Dallas; services were to be at the First Methodist Church in Richland. Burial was to be at Richland cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Dr. A. N. Brown and Mrs. Eliza Brown of Richland. A native of Richland, she had lived in Dallas for 30 years.

She is survived by two sisters, Miss Electra Brown and Mrs. Jewel Brown Shuster, both of Dallas; one half-sister, Mrs. Janie Brown Smith of Waco; and several nieces and nephews.

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Wesley Arthur Thom, Jr.
Jan 15, 1934 - Feb 11, 1934

Child Died Sunday in Houston; Buried Tuesday at Richland

Funeral services for Wesley Arthur Thom, Jr., month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Thom of Dayton, who died in Houston Sunday were held from the Richland Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Horace Poteet, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Edith Jane and Jeanee Thom, Dayton; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Sewell, Richland.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Clara Adeline? (Powell) McCrary
Oct 1, 1875 - Mar 22, 1934

RICHLAND WOMAN IS BURIED FRIDAY; DIED ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara A. McCrary, aged 58 years, wife of J. R. McCrary of Richland, who died Thursday night at 8:10 o’clock after an illness of nine months were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Richland Baptist church with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. A. Bonhanon, Baptist minister of Richland, assisted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ of Corsicana. Mrs. McCrary had resided in the Richland community for 40 years.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Walker Harris, Richland, two sons, Otho McCrary, Wewoka, Okla., and Jess McCrary, Sulphur, Okla.; four grandchildren, a brother, Walter Powell, San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Caffey, Angus; Mrs. L. S. Moran, Ennis; Mrs. L. L. Chappell, Elk City, Okla., and Mrs. Frank Barnard, Broken Bow, Okla.; and mother, Mrs. J. M. Powell, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Pallbearers were L. S. Moran, J. P. McCrary, W. A. Myrick, Frank Caffey, John Caffey and Louis White.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Jane (Baldwin) Smith
Aug 5, 1903 - Oct 16, 1934

CHICAGO WOMAN DIED IN PISGAH RIDGE COMMUNITY

Mrs. Jane Smith, aged 31 years, of Chicago, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Baldwin, in the Pisgah Ridge community Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock after a lingering illness. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Richland Methodist church. Interment was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Horace Poteet, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Felix Smith, Chicago; a daughter, Betty Jane Smith, Chicago; parents, five brothers, W. H. Baldwin, Hempstead; J. E. Baldwin, Richland; E. L. Baldwin, Richland; Bill Baldwin, Richland; and Woodrow Baldwin, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. V. G. Blackburn, Kerens, and Mrs. J. H. Wigley, San Antonio.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Navarro county, but had resided in Chicago for several years.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Richland

RICHLAND, Oct. 25.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Jane Smith of Chicago who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin, was buried in the Richland cemetery.

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Thomas Hill Bounds
Feb 1, 1872 - Sep 16, 1934

RICHLAND JUSTICE PEACE DIED RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

Funeral services for T. H. Bounds, aged 62 years, justice of the peace at Richland, who died Sunday morning at 6 o’clock after a short illness with a heart attack, were held from the Richland Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. Poteet, pastor of the church.

Mr. Bounds had been a long-time resident of the Richland community.

Surviving are his wife, six brothers, L. D. Bounds, Wortham; Jesse Bounds, Comanche, Ok.; Robert Bounds, Comanche, Ok.; Clint Bounds Powell; Wesley O. Bounds, Wortham; and R. E. Bounds, Rice; and four sisters, Mrs. Maggie Heflin, Comanche, Texas; Mrs. Lora Robertson, Hazle; Mrs. Lula Cleve, Comanche, Okla; and Mrs. Lelia Calame, Sulpur, Okla., and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Richland

RICHLAND, Sept. 20.—(Sat.)—We were sorry to learn Sunday morning that Hill Bounds had passed away. He was buried Monday afternoon in the Richland cemetery. He is survived by his wife and six brothers and four sisters and other relatives.

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Robert Chesley “Chess” Elkins
Oct 28, 1853 - Mar 28, 1934

AGED RICHLAND MAN DIED ON WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Funeral services for R. C. Elkins, 80, who died in Richland at 7 o’clock Wednesday night, were held at the Richland Baptist church at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. T. A. Bohanon assisted by Rev. Horace Poteet in charge. Interment was in the Richland cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of Richland for the past 30 years.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. G. M. Garland, Mineola; Mrs. Louise White, Richland; W. R. Elkins, Waxahachie; J. H. Elkins, Richland; G. J. Elkins, Richland, and V. J. Elkins, Richland; one brother, W. H. Elkins, and one sister, Mrs. Dona Dalyrimple, both of whom live in Mississippi; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Richland

RICHLAND, April 5.—(Spl.)—Richland was made sad Wednesday night when it became known, that Mr. R. C. Elkins had died. Mr. Elkins had been in bad health for several months, but had not been confined to his bed but a few days at the time of his death. He bore his suffering well. He was buried in the Richland cemetery Thursday afternoon. There was a large crowd of relatives and friends that followed his remains to its last resting place. He leaves to mourn his loss, two daughters, Mrs. George Garland and Mrs. Lewis White, four sons, Bruette, Jay, Gorden and Van Elkins. He also leaves several grandchildren. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved families.

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Thelma K. (McNeese) McDaniel
Aug 26, 1905 - Jan 25, 1934

RICHLAND WOMAN DIED EARLY HOUR THURSDAY MORNING

Mrs. Thelma K. McDaniel, aged 28 years, wife of Fred McDaniel, died at the family home in Richland Thursday morning at 2 o’clock after an illness of several days. The funeral was held at Richland cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Poteet.

Surviving are her husband, five children, Mary Jo, Fred Jr., W. C., June and Bollie Bill McDaniel, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McNeese, all of Richland.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – Thursday, January 25, 1934 - McCammon Funeral Home.

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RICHLAND WOMAN WHO DIED THERE BURIED THURSDAY

Funeral rites for Mrs. Thelma K. McDaniel, who died early Thursday morning were held at Richland Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. Rev. Poteet conducted the services.

Surviving are her husband, five children and parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McNeese, all of Richland.

Pallbearers were A. N. Brown, Jr., R. H. Gregory, J. S. Buchanan, W. T. Coffey, Voyle Burleson and Fred Stephens.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Feb. 1.—(Spl.)—We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family of Mrs. Fred McDaniel, who died at her home Monday night. She leaves a husband, and five children, a father, mother and brothers, Rev. Horace Poteet conducted the funeral services at the grave.

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John Angus Gregory, Sr.
Oct 21, 1885 - Jan 27, 1934

FORMER RICHLAND MAN ACCIDENTALLY KILLED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Angus Gregory, aged 49 years, formerly of Richland, but resident of Arp the past two years, who was accidently killed Saturday night, were held from the Richland Baptist church Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. A. Bohannan, pastor of the church.

Gregory was field superintendent for the Sayre Oil company.

He was found underneath his wrecked automobile about 9 o’clock Saturday night. His watch had stopped at 7 o’clock and it is thought the accident occurred at that time.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. Claudia Dawson, Thomas Gregory, Mrs. Evelyn Craig, Mrs. Kelly Messner, Miss Aline Gregory, Miss Reita Gregory and James Angus Gregory; father, L. E. Gregory, Richland; five brothers, R. H., Doyle, B., Price, and Colbert Gregory and two sisters, Mrs. Lona Martin and Mrs. Eva Smith.

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

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RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Feb. 1.—(Spl.)—Another gloom was cast over Richland Sunday when it became known that Mr. Angus Gregory, of Arp, but formerly of Richland had been killed in his car. He was brought back and laid to rest in the Richland cemetery Monday afternoon. He leaves his wife, and seven children: Mrs. V. C. Dawson, Mrs. Neal Craig, Mrs. K. Missener, Misses Rita and Aline Gregory; two sons, Thomas and James Gregory; a father, Mr. L. E. Gregory of Groesbeck and five brothers, Messrs. Rob Dee, Price, Colbert and Doyle Gregory and two sisters, Mrs. Leona Marlin and Mrs. Eva Smith; four grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Just how he met death will never be known, as he was dead when found. We understand his family was about ready to leave for Beaumont, where Mr. Gregory would work in that oil field. We join in extending our sympathy to all.

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Shirley Jo Brown
Sep 19, 1934 - Oct 26, 1934

Richland

RICHLAND, Nov. 1.—(Spl.)—Mr. and Mrs. F. Brown’s baby, who died recently, was brought back to Richland Tuesday morning and buried in the Richland cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Brown is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ballard of near Richland.

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Sarah (Lavell) Cavnar
abt 1855 - Aug 22, 1935

MRS. SARAH CAVNAR BURIED FRIDAY IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Cavnar, aged 80 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, who died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Bonner in the Navarro community Thursday night at 9 o’clock were held from the Bonner residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bonner, Navarro; a son T. J. Cavnar, Cutland; a brother John Lavell, Anson; and a number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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

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Robert Francis Bonner
May 8, 1872 - May 14, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON SUNDAY FOR NAVARRO RESIDENT

R. Francis Bonner, aged 67 years, resident of the Navarro community for the past 25 years, died at his home at 7:45 o’clock Sunday morning.

The funeral services were held at the Hamilton cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock where interment was made.

Rev. Mrs. McCall conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. F. Bonner, Houston; W. C. Bonner, Corsicana, and F. A. Bonner, El Paso; four daughters, Mrs. Nonnia Jones, Henderson; Mrs. Nonnie Mays, Corsicana; Mrs. Viola Sheppard and Mrs. Loraine Sheppard, both of Longview; two brothers, eight sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Mosely, Walter Scruggs, Marvin Bickerstaff, L. R. Bonner, A. J. Robinson and A. B. Wilson.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Robert H. Polk
Jul 22, 1848 - Apr 4, 1934

AGED CONFEDERATE VETERAN DIES; TO BE BURIED CHATFIELD

R. H. Pope, aged 85 years, long-time resident of the Chatfield community, Confederate veteran, died at the Confederate Home in Austin Wednesday night at 8 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the Chatfield church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka, and Rev. R. H. Heizer of Chatfield.

Mr. Pope enlisted in the Confederate army at Hope, Arkansas and served four years. He came to Texas in 1867, later returning to Arkansas and then moving back to Texas, settling in Navarro county in 1898. He had been at the Confederate Home for six years.

Surviving are a son, Oscar Pope, Brownfield; three daughters, Mrs. H. I. Frost; Corsicana; Mrs. M. H. Holloway, Goodland; and Mrs. D. Jackson, Corsicana 4; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

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Augustus Lawson "Gus" Edwards
May 25, 1872 - Jun 29, 1934

A. L. EDWARDS WAS BURIED AT CHATFIELD TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for A. I. Edwards, aged 62 years, native of Chatfield, but resident of Chicago for many years, who died suddenly at Chicago Thursday night were held at the Chatfield Methodist church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. He had been connected with the International Harvester Company for a number of years.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. H. Holzer, pastor of the church.

Surviving are a son, James Edwards, Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Dave Whitehead and another daughter, both of Chicago; and five sisters, Mrs. W. A. Mizell, Chatfield; Mrs. T. B. LeSeur, Corsicana; Mrs. Walter Griffith, Barry; Mrs. S. C. LeSeur, Mabank, and Mrs. Tom Matthews, Austin; and a number of other relatives.

The following nephews were pallbearers:

W. A. Mixell, Jr., Edward Parks, Edwin Davant, J. E. Mizell, James LeSeur, George Easterling, George LeSeur and Jules Kelt.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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Mollie Davis (West) Armstrong
Nov 15, 1867 - Jun 28, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. W. ARMSTRONG TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Wesley Armstrong, age 75 years, will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Methodist church at Chatfield and will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Armstrong died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night.

A resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for many years, Mrs. Armstrong was well known over the county.

Surviving are a son, Sam J. Armstrong, Ennis; three daughters, Miss Alma Armstrong, Corsicana, teacher in the public school here; Miss Jessie Armstrong, Corsicana; Mrs. D. B. Smith, Dearborn, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Long, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ida Brandon, Shannon, Miss.; Mrs. Della Woolley, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Mary E. Smith and Wesley Dean Armstrong, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements.

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Rites Held Tuesday For Mrs. Armstrong

Funeral services for Mrs. Wesley Armstrong, 75, pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro County, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Methodist Church at Chatfield, Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Sam J. Armstrong, Ennis; three daughters, Miss Alma Armstrong, Corsicana, teacher in the public school here; Miss Jessie Armstrong, Corsicana; Mrs. D. B. Smith, Dearborn, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Long, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ida Brandon, Shannon, Miss.; Mrs. Della Woolley, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Mary E. Smith and Wesley Dean Armstrong, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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John Snider Reese
Sep 4, 1854 - Sep 20, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES J. S. REESE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. S. Reese, aged 80 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at his home, 813 South Thirteenth street, Thursday morning at 5 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. U. S. Grant, Full Gospel minister.

Surviving are a son, J. B. Reese, Sapulpa, Okla., and a daughter, Mrs. F. C. Woodburn, Los Angeles, Cal.

Pallbearers were Alva Taylor, C. A. Bowden, R. S. Ormsby, W. M. Warnell, Jester Warnell and M. Prock, Paris, Texas.

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Mary Ann (McMullan) Holsey
Jul 27, 1869 - Mar 8, 1936

CHATFIELD NATIVE PASSED AWAY HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Holsey, aged 66 years, native of Chatfield, and life-long resident of Navarro county, were held from the family home, 1102 North Beaton street Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Holsey, widow of the late J. H. Holsey, died at the family home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.

Surviving are a son, Robert T. Holsey, Corsicana; four daughters, Misses Mary, Lucile, Eva and Hazel Holsey, all of Corsicana; a grandchild, Bobbie Jeanne Holsey, Corsicana; two brothers, Mark McMullan, Waco; and J. C. McMullan, Chatfield; four sisters, Mrs. A. L. Huffman, Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Wright, Corsicana; Mrs. W. P. Thorpe, Chatfield; and Mrs. G. H. Elkins, Richland, and a number of other relatives

Mrs. Holsey was the daughter of the late Capt. And Mrs. R. M. McMullan of Chatfield.

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

Pallbearers were J. C. McMullan, Mark McMullan, J. W. Wright, W. P. Thorpe, Gordon Elkins and L. L. Holsey, brother and brothers-in-law.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Richland

RICHLAND, March 12.—(Spl.)--Mrs. Gordon Elkins received a message Saturday afternoon that her sister, Mrs. Holsey was not expected to live, so she left at once for her bedside. Her sister died Sunday afternoon. She is survived by one son and four daughters.

Those attending the funeral of Mrs. Holsey in Corsicana were Gordon Elkins and family, J. W. garland and family, Rev. Hearon, Mesdame Allen, McCord, Campbell and Fluker, Mrs. Holsey was an aunt of Mrs. Walter Garland and a sister of Mrs. Gordon Elkins.

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Purdon

PURDON, March 12—(Spl.)—Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Holsey in Corsicana Monday.

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Mary Helen (Mills) Atwood
Dec 10, 1858 - Dec 18, 1934

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED TODAY IN FORT WORTH

Mrs. Manning Atwood, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Harwell in Fort Worth Tuesday afternoon at 12:30. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Atwood was a former resident of Corsicana and has many friends here who will regret to learn of her passing.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Jack Harwell, Ft. Worth and a nephew, L. M. Morton of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Morton were called to the bedside of Mrs. Atwood Friday and returned Monday.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral and have gone for the body which will be brought overland.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. M. ATWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Manning Atwood, formerly of Corsicana, who died at her home in Fort Worth Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock, were held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Jack Harwell, Fort Worth; a nephew, L. M. Morton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. T. Edgar Neal.

Pallbearers were Clyde Foster, Wilson Waddell, Dr. J. A. Jones, Will Taylor, A. A. Guess, A. R. Lewis, Vivian Mowlam, Jess Megarity and S. H. Hornbeck.

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

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Manning Atwood
Dec 29, 1849 - Jun 29, 1940

MANNING ATWOOD, FORMER CORSICANAN, BURIED HERE SUNDAY

Manning Atwood, aged 91 years, former Corsicanan, died in Fort Worth Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Atwood resided here until a few years ago, when he went to Fort Worth to reside. He was connected with the McCammon & Lang Lumber Company for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John N. Harwell, Fort Worth; a nephew, L. M. Morton, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. B. Waddell, Cecil Foster, Leroy McAfee, S. H. Hornbeck, C. A. Middleton and W. P. McCammon.

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Ora A. (Atwood) Horger-Harwell
Oct 21, 1875 - Jun 30, 1942

MRS. JOHN HARWELL DIED FORT WORTH; BURIAL BE HERE

Mrs. John H. (Jack) Harwell, aged 66 years, died at her home in Fort Worth early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel here Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. L. Cooper, Fort Worth Baptist minister, and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Prior to her marriage to Mr. Harwell, Mrs. Harwell was Mrs. Frank Horger, a well-known nurse here. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Manning Atwood.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a cousin, L. M. Morton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 30, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Frank P. Horger married Sep. 21, 1902 2nd husband John H. “Jack” Harwell d/o Manning Atwood & Mary Helen (Mills) Atwood

Mattie Lou (Folmar) Nicholson
Sept 30, 1923 - Dec 5, 2016
 
Mattie Nicholson, 93, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born Sept. 30, 1923 in Streetman to Charlie Folmar and Birdie Tisdale Folmar.

She married Richard (Nick) Nicholson on Christmas eve, 1944 in Laredo while he was in the Army Air Corp. She worked at Memorial Hospital as a ward clerk for numerous years.

Mattie enjoyed and took pride in her yard and gardening. She enjoyed sewing (clothing), cross stitch needlework and loved horses and watching the Triple Crown.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard (Nick) Nicholson in 1985. She is survived by her children, Vicki Phillips, Renee Hall and Nanette Nicholson; two sisters, Janey Layton and Patricia Folmar; one brother, Thomas Folmar; pre-brothers, Billie Folmar and Charlie Joe Folmar; two grandchildren, Jason and Chris and five great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating.

Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Thomas Folmar, Charles "Chuck" Burns, Jeff Layton, Chris Hall, Jason Hall and Ian Phillips.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Carolyn Faye (Curlee) Yaw
Oct 10, 1945 - Nov 15, 2015

 
Carolyn Faye Yaw, 70, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. She was born Oct. 10, 1945 in Lake Charles, Lousiana to Clonnie and Ollie Curlee. Mrs. Yaw attended Ragley High School in Ragley, Lousiana. She was a loving mother, a devoted wife and a hard worker. Her love of gardening and passion for reading will always be remembered. She was always encouraging, understanding and knew what to say when someone was in need. She cared for her family and enjoyed traveling as well as shopping for antiques.. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her son, David Jones.. She is survived by her husband, Rolland Yaw; son, Michael Brauer, and daughter, Tabbey Easley; brothers, Bill Curlee and Jim Curlee. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Officiating the service will be Rev. Wayne Lee. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cleona Corine (Jones) Dawson
Nov 9, 1970 - Oct 21, 2017
 
It is with great sadness that the family of Cleona Corine Dawson of LaRue, announces her passing Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the age of 46 years. She was born Nov. 9, 1970 in Pecos to the late Charlie Jones of Navarro County and Margaret and Ted Swanson of New Mexico.
Cleona will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Shawn Dawson of 25 years; daughters, Courtney and Leah Dawson; granddaughter, Alaina Dawson; brother Chuck Jones and Mary Jones; sisters, Dianna and Bill Rector, Belinda Shannon; brother-in-law, Ryan Dawson and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.
Cleona was preceded in death by father, Charlie Jones; sister Catherine Capra and grandparents F.E. and Catherine McMurry and Glenn and Cleona Tackett.
Cleona will be forever remembered for her contagious laughter and devoted love to her family and dear friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday Oct. 26, 2017. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Bobby Davis, Lance Strebeck, Michael Henderson, Jay Rose, Tedrick Wilson and Cole Barton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • Published on October 23, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Shawn Elliot Dawson; d/o Charlie Virgil Jones & Margaret Ruth (McMurry) Jones

Emma Jean Grey
Oct 11, 1931 - July 11, 2016

Emma Jean Grey, 84, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 in Corsicana.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1931 in Richland.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Life Fellowship with Bishop Ricky Walton, Rev. Donnie Watson and Rev. Marcus Green officiating.
Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Leslie Patrick O'Sullivan
Sep 2, 1947 - Apr 23, 2017

 
Leslie Patrick O'Sullivan, 69, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 peacefully at home with his family. He was born Sept. 2, 1947 in Delta, Colorado.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at Harmony Christian Ministries.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Harmony Christian Ministries.

Interment to follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

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Vernell V. Clark
Dec 4, 1920 - Jul 2, 1934

WINKLER GIRL DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL AT BIRDSTON

Vernelle Clark 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Clark of the Winkler community, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Birdston, Rev. J. L. Shaddix, Streetman minister, had charge of the services.

Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Bessie, Mary Eleanor and Carolyn Clark, and five brothers, Joe, David, Robert, William and Roscoe Clark.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 3, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o David Washington Clark and Willie Green (Womack) Clark
  • Death certificate says Mary Eleanor Clark – monument says Vernell V. Clark

William Joseph Sherrard
Jul 11, 1867 - Feb 23, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. J. SHERRARD

W. J. Sherrard, aged 67 years, 103 South Twelfth street, long-time resident of Navarro county, whop died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning at 2 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in the Streetman cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, J. D. Sherrard, Woodford, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. T. E. Toone, Waxahachie; three grandchildren, four brothers, Frank and Park Sherrard, both of Corsicana; John Sherrard, Vernon, and Charles Sherrard, Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. M. E. Vallowe, Archer City.

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Helen Rebecca (Clark) Sherrard
Apr 16, 1871 - Jan. 5, 1945

MRS. W. J. SHERRARD DIED IN MEXIA; BE BURIED AT BIRDSTON

Mrs. W. J. Sherrard, a resident of Corsicana for many years, passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. E. Adamson, at 917 East Main, Mexia, Friday. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Adamson, Sunday, at 2:00 o’clock p.m. Interment will be in the Birdston Cemetery.

Mrs. Sherrard is survived by J. D. Sherrard, son, of Carmi, Ill.; Mrs. J. H. Rivers, daughter, Corsicana; three sisters, MRs. E. E. Adamson, Mexia; Mrs. C. E. McBryde, Corsicana; Mrs. S. T. Grinstead, Weatherford; three grandchildren and two great-grand children.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Homer Fullerton, Sr.
Mar 8, 1874 - Dec 22, 1948

HOMER FULLERTON DIES WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Homer Fullerton, Sr., aged 74 years, merchant, died at his home in Streetman Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Presbyterian church in Streetman. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Sutherland, pastor of the First Baptist church in Streetman. Interment was in the Birdston cemetery. Fullerton was a member of the Church of Christ.

A native of Dawson, Fullerton was a long-time grocer and had operated a store in Streetman for the past 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Fullerton, Streetman; four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Bonner, Streetman; Mrs. Claud Adair, Dallas; Mrs. George Westover, Houston, and Mrs. B. B. Weir, Alvin; a son Homer Fullerton, Jr., Streetman; a brother, J. B. Fullerton, Blooming Grove, eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ben Bonner, Horace Lively, Watt Brown, Ralph Howell, Hugh White Steele, Hugh Burleson, Roy Miller and George Sims.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Effie (Webb) Fullerton
Apr 30, 1895 - Oct 23, 1973

Mrs. Fullerton

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Effie Fullerton, 78, of Streetman, who died at Fairfield Hospital Tuesday night.

Claudie Holcomb, North Beaton Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Birdston cemetery in Streetman.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Afton Bonner of Streetman, Mrs. Arzell Westover of Streetman, Mrs. Alice Adair of Dallas, and Mrs. Marguerite Weir of Alvin, Tex.; a son, Homer Fullerton, Jr., of Streetman; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Jones of Combs, Tex., Mrs. Inez Heflin of Baytown, Mrs. Bessie Gilbert of Streetman and Mrs. Florine Jones of Hobbs, N.M.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Homer Paul Bonner, David Johnson, George Westover, Larry Adair, J. W. Robinson and Tracey Gilbert.

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Mrs. Fullerton

Funeral services were to be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Effie Fullerton, 78, of Streetman, who died at Fairfield Hospital Tuesday night.

Claude B. Holcomb, North Beaton Church of Christ pastor, was to officiate, with burial to follow at Birdston cemetery in Streetman.

Survivors include four daughters, a son, 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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John Allen Swank
Feb 20, 1915 - Dec 13, 1994

John Allen Swank

John Allen Swank, 79, of Belton, died Dec. 13, 1994, in Belton.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. L. L. Conner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Members of his family will serve as pallbearers.

Swank was born Feb. 20, 1915 in Woodston, Kan.

He is survived by three sons, Wilford Swank of Sugarland, Chris Swank of Houston and Chester Swank of Portland; one daughter, Brenda Swank Shaw of Cypress; two brothers, Orville Swank of Texas and Luke Swank of Arkansas; one sister, Guinivere Wainwright of Houston; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Lynn Swank.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 15, 1994
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Fern (Harvey) Swank 2nd wife Viola Mae (Brown) Swank married Feb. 20, 1965 3rd wife Theda M. (McEntire) Swank married Sep. 1, 1974 4th wife Iona E. (Strange) Swank married Nov. 12, 1975 s/o Fred Allen Swank and Anna (Terrell) Swank buried in Wharton, Tx.

Mary Elizabeth (Steele) Webb
Mary 28, 1871 - Jan 1, 1934

MOTHER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED EARLY MONDAY OAK GROVE

Funeral services for Mrs. John Webb, age 64, who died at her home in the Oak Grove community Monday morning at 4:30 o’clock following a long illness, will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Oak Grove church. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Carraway, Baptist Minister.

Mrs. Webb was a native of Navarro county and had lived in the Oak Grove community 20 years or more.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Jack Webb, Oak Grove; Robert Webb, Dallas; James Webb, Oak Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Truly Etheridge, Corsicana; Misses Janie and Grace Webb, Oak Grove; four brothers, Ralph Steele, Leslie Steele and Rufus Steele, all of Dallas and Richard Steele, Corsicana, and several grandchildren.

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William Bryant Austin
Oct. 6, 1884 - Jan. 18, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WM. B. AUSTIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for William Bryant Austin, 39, who died suddenly Thursday morning with an attack of acute indigestion, were held from the family home in Powell Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Wade, Hollis, Launa, Martha, Bryant Jr., and Alvin Austin, all of Powell; four brothers, A. G. Austin, Powell; John Austin, California; Barney Austin, Corsicana; and Garland Austin, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. Eva Hopkins, Sanger; step-mother, Mrs. G. G. Austin, Powell; two step-brothers, Luther Bills, Powell, and J. R. Bills, Sudan; three step-sisters, Misses Lola and Massie Bills, both of Powell; and Mrs. J. N. Lonon, Throckmorton, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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POWELL RESIDENT DIED SUDDENLY ON THURSDAY MORNING

William Bryant Austin, aged 49 years, died suddenly at his home in Powell Thursday morning at 3 o’clock. Death was attributed to acute indigestion.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Thursday afternoon pending arrival of relatives. Burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Wade, Hollis, Luna, Martha, Bryant, Jr., and Alvin Austin all of Powell; four brothers, A. G. Austin, Powell; John Auston; Barney Austin, Corsicana, and Garland Austin, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. Eva Hopkins, Sanger; step-mother, Mrs. G. G. Austin, Powell; two step-brothers, Luther Bills, Powell, and J. R. Bills, Sudan; three step-sisters, Misses Lola Bills and Massie Bills, both of Powell; and Mrs. J. N. Lonon, Throckmorton, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Marjorie Lee "Margie" (Cravens) Jennings
Aug 31, 1924 - Oct 23, 1975

Mrs. Jennings

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Margie Cravens Jennings, 51, resident of Waco, who died Thursday in Temple.

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Mrs. Jennings

Pallbearers for the Mrs. Margie Cravens Jennings services held 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel were Ray Taylor, John Norwood, W. I. Vaughn, Malvin Keathley, Norman Reed and D. W. Springer.

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Julia (UNKNOWN) Horger
1880 - Nov 25, 1948

MRS. JULIA HORGER DIES THURSDAY; RITES SATURDAY

Mrs. Julia Horger, aged 68 years, widow of the late Frank Horger, died at Silsbee, Texas, Thursday. She formerly resided here.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Beulah McNeal of Corsicana is a sister-in-law.

Pallbearers will be L. M. Morton, John Mitchell, Hugh Stewart, Cecil Foster, Leroy McAfee and J. A. Rowe.

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MRS. JULIA HORGER DIES THURSDAY; RITES SATURDAY

Mrs. Julia Horger, aged 68 years, widow of the late Frank Horger, died at Silsbee, Texas, Thursday. She formerly resided here.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Beulah McNeal of Corsicana is a sister-in-law.

Pallbearers were L. M. Morton, John Mitchell, Hugh Stewart, Cecil Foster, Leroy McAfee and E. W. Sowards.

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Frank P. Horger
Feb 3, 1880 - Mar 28, 1948

Former Resident Died At Ft. Worth

Frank P. Horger, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home in Fort Worth during the week-end.

Funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; a brother, Dave Horger, McAllen; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah McNeal, Silsbee, and Mrs. Margaret Young, Austin and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 29, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ora A. (Atwood) Horger-Harwell married Sep. 21, 1902 2nd wife Julia (UNKNOWN) Horger; s/o Dr. Simeon David Horger & Arthusa (Hardin) Horger

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FUNERAL SERVICES OF FORMER RESIDENT ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Frank P. Horger, who died at his home in Fort Worth Sunday, were held here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; a brother, Dave Horger, McAllen; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah McNeal, Silsbee, and Mrs. Margaret Young, Austin and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Ervin Walker
Jun 9, 1909 - Dec 11, 1994

Ervin Walker, 85, of Corsicana, died Dec. 11, 1994, at Park Row Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Pallbearers will be LaDarrell Bryant, John Pitts, Greg Stewart, Larry Beachum, Leo Bryant and Chester Bryant Jr.

He was born June 9, 1909 in Mott, Texas. He was a member of the Male Choir and served on the Usher Board at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

He is survived by one son, Chester Bryant Sr. of Corsicana; six grandchildren, Donald Bryant, Larry Bryant, Leo Vincent Bryant, Deborah Lynn Tolliver and Shirley Stewart, all of Corsicana, and Chester Bryant Jr. of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Robinson of Dallas, Mrs. Any Standson of Dallas, Mrs. Amy Standley of Waco and Mrs. Minnie Mae Fields of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Jessie Dee (Fitzgerald) Brown
Jun 15, 1916 - Mar 29, 1996

Jessie Brown

Jessie Brown, 79, of Frost, died March 29, 1996 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are today at 4 p.m. at Frost Baptist Church, with Derwood Richards officiating. Burial will follow at Frost cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was born June 15, 1996 at Blooming Grove. She was active in Coirls Auxiliary in Frost Baptist Church.

Mrs. Brown is survived by sons, Jerry Brown of Fort Smith, Ark.; and Jack Brown of Richardson; daughter, Janice Brown of Frost; brother, Bud Fitzgerald of Corsicana; sisters, Sue Etheredge of Dallas and Jo Bays of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Tim, Chris, Jim, Melissa and Meredith; and great grandchildren Shane and Nikki.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Vallee Ann Herring
Nov 16, 1933 - Jan 4, 1934

ALLIANCE HALL

ALLIANCE HALL. Jan. 11.—(Spl.)—Word was received in this community Thursday that the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Herring had passed away at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Cagle, near Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery Friday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jan 13, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o James Sylvester “Jim” Herring and Cora Celestine (Cagle) Herring buried in Waco Memorial Park, Waco, Texas

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DRESDEN

DRESDEN, Jan. 13. (Spl.)—Vallee Anne, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Herring, who died Thursday of last week with pneumonia was laid to rest last Friday afternoon in the Dresden cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Utley of Blooming Grove.

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Rudolph Wheat
Aug 2, 1912 - Sep 21, 1934

RUDOLPH WHEAT DIED TODAY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

Rudolph Wheat, 22, died about 10:30 Friday morning at the P. and S. Hospital here, and funeral services will be conducted at 10 o’clock Saturday morning.

He is survived by his wife and a small daughter, two brothers, Ralph Wheat, Corsicana, and Glenn Wheat of Streetman; and one sister, Mrs. Flora Keller, Corsicana.

The place of the services and interment have not been decided.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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RUDOLPH WHEAT IS BURIED SATURDAY AT ZION’S REST

Funeral services for Rudolph Wheat, 22, who died Friday morning at 10:30 at the P. and S. hospital, were held at 3:45 Saturday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Fannie Crane, 113 East Thirteenth avenue, and interment was made in the Zions Rest cemetery. Rev. J. F. Adams conducted the rites.

Mr. Wheat is survived by his wife and a small daughter; two brothers, Ralph Wheat, Corsicana and Clem Wheat of Streetman and one sister, Mrs. Flora Keller, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Mary Emily (Davis) Simpson
Aug 24, 1881 - Mar 28, 1961

Hold Rites For Mrs. Simpson

Final rites for Mrs. Mary E. Simpson, 79, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with interment in the Zions Rest cemetery.

Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, officiated with Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist church pastor, assisting.

Mrs. Simpson was a native of Corsicana. She died Tuesday in the Twilight Home. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, George C. Simpson and Marion Simpson, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Neil Thompson and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Blanche Roberts, both of Dallas; a grandson, Harvey Thompson, Pampa, and other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Chester Duke, U. Rhodes, Hugh Fullerton, Earl Smalling, A. Dowd, Walter Hayes, Paul Miller, J. C. Thompson and B. C. NeSmith.

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James Robert Simpson
Apr 20, 1860 - Aug 14, 1935

JAMES R. SIMPSON DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIAL THURSDAY

James Robert Simpson, aged 75 years, carpenter and contractor in Corsicana for the past 43 years, died at the family residence, 917 North Thirteenth street, Wednesday morning at 8:20 o’clock after an illness of only a few days. The funeral will be held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Zions Rest cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Leslie Thomas, Minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Marvin Simpson, Corsicana; G. C. Simpson, Corsicana; and J. R. Simpson, San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Roberts, Corsicana and two brothers, John and Monroe Simpson, both of Indianapolis, N. C.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 14, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Clara (Cates) Simpson married Dec. 24, 1899 2nd wife Mary Emily (Davis) Simpson married May 20, 1906; s/o James R. Simpson per death certificate

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PIONEER CORSICANA CARPENTER BURIED ZION’S REST TODAY

Funeral services for James Robert Simpson, aged 75 years, carpenter and contractor here for 43 years, who died at the family home, 917 North Thirteenth street, Wednesday morning at 8:20 o’clock were held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Zions Rest cemetery. The services were conducted by Leslie Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Marvin Simpson, Corsicana; G. C. Simpson, Corsicana; and J. R. Simpson, San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Roberts, Corsicana and two brothers, John and Monroe Simpson, both of Indianapolis, N. C.

Pallbearers were Melvin Bowman, A. E. Foster, E. E. Rutherford, J. A. Call, Carl Love and F. W. Smith

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Marie Jones
Oct 10, 1934 - Dec 12, 1934

Baby Buried Zion’s Rest on Wednesday

Marie Jones, two-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones, Pryor, Oklahoma, temporally residents of Corsicana, died at an early hour Wednesday morning and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Zions Rest cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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INFANT SON McNeill
B&D Apr 5, 1934

Little Baby Died Today; Burial Be Thursday Afternoon

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. McNeill, 108 Garmon Street, died Thursday morning at 10 o’clock and the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in the Zions Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Martha E. McNeill and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harris, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the services.

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Recekah/Rebecca (Ward) Payne
Mar 28, 1856 - Mar 2, 1940

MRS. REBECCA PAYNE, PIONEER OF NAVARRO COUNTY, IS DEAD

Mrs. Rebecca Ward Payne, aged 83 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died Saturday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lela Dobbs at Rice after a several week’s illness.

Funeral rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment will be in the Ward cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lela Dobbs, Rice; Mrs. J. R. Sharpley, Houston, and Miss Lucy Ann Payne, long-time teacher in the Fort Worth schools; two sons, C. M. Payne, Pursley, and M. Payne, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Leota Fullerton, Corpus Christi and nine grandchildren.

The rites will be conducted by T. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister of Corsicana, and Rev. Griggs of Rice.

Pallbearers will be Norvil Payne, Jim Payne, J. C. Payne and J. W. Sharpley, grandsons and Milton Bailey and Dick Rogers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 2, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (the land for the Ward cemetery was donated by John Ward , Rebecca’s father); w/o James Smith Payne; d/o John Ward & Elizabeth (Wantland) Ward

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AGED NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Ward Payne, aged 83 years, native of Pursley, who died in Rice Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Ward cemetery. The rites were conducted by T. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister of Corsicana, and Rev. Griggs of Rice. She had been ill for several weeks.

Mrs. Payne was the daughter of the late John Ward, pioneer Navarro Countian, who donated the land for the Ward cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lela Dobbs, Rice; Mrs. J. R. Sharpley, Houston, and Miss Lucy Ann Payne, long-time teacher in the Fort Worth schools; two sons, C. M. Payne, Pursley, and M. Payne, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Leota Fullerton, Corpus Christi and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Norvil Payne, Jim Payne, J. C. Payne and J. W. Sharpley, grandsons, and Milton Bailey and Dick Rogers.

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Matilda (Elliott) Simpson-Rogers
Nov 11, 1855 - Jan 11, 1934

AGED WOMAN WILL BE BURIED PETTY’S CHAPEL SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. T. W. Rogers, 78, who died at the family residence, 622 North Thirteenth street, Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock, will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the family home with burial in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. b. Ingle, Baptist minister.

The family had resided in Corsicana for the past 21 years.

Surviving are her husband and a brother, Dolphus Elliott of Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 12, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (her death certificate says Oakwood cemetery but her obit and husband’s death certificate says Petty’s Chapel; Grave marker photo posted at findagrave.com shows it is at Petty's chapel)
  • w/o Thomas W. Rogers

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AGED WOMAN LAID AT REST SATURDAY AT PETTY’S CHAPEL

Funeral services for Mrs. T. W. Rogers, 78, who died at the family residence Thursday afternoon were held from the home, 622 North Thirteenth street, Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock, with interment in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle, Baptist minister.

The family had resided in Corsicana for the past 21 years.

Surviving are her husband and a brother, Dolphus Elliott, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were T. J. Powers, J. L. McManus, G. J. Hawkins, Charlie McMillan, Joe McMillan, Floyd Wright and Lloyd Wright.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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AGED CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY HERE ON THURSDAY

Mrs. T. W. Rogers, 78, resident of Corsicana for 21 years, died at the family residence, 632 North Thirteenth street, at 12:30 Thursday, and funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30. Surviving are her husband, T. W. Rogers, and a brother, Dolphus Elliott, of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle, at the family residence, and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge.

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William Robert Kelly, Jr.
Dec 7, 1912 - Mar 19, 1934

WM. R. KELLEY, JR., DIED IN DALLAS; BE BURIED CORSICANA

William Robert Kelly, Jr., aged 21 years, died in the Baptist hospital in Dallas Monday night at 11 o’clock after a several days illness. The funeral will be held from the East Dallas Presbyterian church in Dallas Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery here about 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The rites will be conducted by John McLean, pastor.

Surviving are his parents, of Dallas; an aunt, Mrs. Nena Elliott, Dallas; and a number of relatives here, among them being an aunt, Mrs. E. C. Sears. His mother will be remembered as Miss Louie McSpadden in Corsicana.

The funeral arrangements in Dallas and Corsicana are being handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BILLY KELLY HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for William Robert Kelley, Jr., aged 21, of Dallas, who died Monday night in the Baptist hospital after an illness of several days, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the East Dallas Presbyterian church, and the body brought to Corsicana later in the afternoon for interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The body lay in state from 9 o’clock until 1:30 Wednesday, and the services were conducted by Rev. J. E. McLean, pastor of the church.

Pallbearers were Dick Kirkpatrick, Bobby Keehan, Bill Floyd, L. W. Trapp, Edward Penniman, Dr. Edward W. Elliott, Edward Brenan, Tom Hill.

The deceased is survived by his parents, and a number of relatives in Corsicana and Dallas.

The funeral arrangements in Dallas and Corsicana were handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 21, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Robert Kelly buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx. & Louise Mae (McSpadden) Kelly

Mildred Henda Stewart
Jan 26, 1910 - Oct 9, 1938

TWO KILLED GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT NORTH OF CORSICANA

MAN AND WOMAN RIDING IN COUPE MET INSTANT DEATH NEAR HERE

Two persons were instantly killed at 6:11 o’clock Sunday afternoon when the coupe in which they were riding was struck by the southbound Zephyr of the Burlington-Rock Island Lines at a railroad crossing several miles north of Corsicana.

Robert Whorton, aged 37 years, and Miss Mildred Stewart, 28, both of Corsicana were instantly killed. The accident occurred at a crossing northwest of the Corsicana Country Club. The automobile was demolished. Whorton and Miss Stewart were the only occupants of the car. Whorton was a car salesman for M. Evans and Miss Stewart was a employee of the McClellan Store.

Watch Stopped 6:11.
Whorton’s watch was stopped at 6:11, indicating that was the time of the crash.

Whorton is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ruby Whorton; a daughter, Mary Jo Whorton; a brother, Joe C. Whorton; and five sisters, Mrs. Edna Spence, Mrs. Glenn Stokes, Mrs. Clara Breithaupt, Mrs. Ruth Crouch and Miss Velma Whorton, all of Corsicana.

Miss Stewart is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Stewart, Eureka; seven brothers and sisters, Miss Beulah Stewart, Eureka; Oliver Stewart, Houston; Mrs. Jack Jones, Kilgore; Mrs. S. L. Fullwood, Houston; Mrs. Roy Jones, Freer; Mrs. Loyd Land, Eureka, and Miss Billie Stewart, Eureka.

Traffic Deaths 16.
These two deaths bring the total traffic fatalities of Navarro county during 1938 to sixteen.

Funeral services for Miss Stewart were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church at Eureka with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. A. Capps.

Pallbearers were Marvin Tekell, Silas Tekell, J. Jones, Stewart Fullwood, Loyd Land and Will Shields.

Funeral rites for Whorton were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff.

Pallbearers were Nathan Crouch, Joe Cobb, Dan Tucker, Buck Robinson, Hale Finch and Johnny Melton.

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John Edward Akins
Jul 23, 1903 - Sep 21, 1934

Chatfield Man Died As Result Accidental Shot

John Edward Akins, 32, of Chatfield, died in the P. and S. Hospital here about 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, as a result of an accidental gunshot wound, received earlier in the afternoon. He was reported to have been cleaning a six-shooter and it was accidentally discharged.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon in Chatfield, with interment in the Chatfield cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Akins of Chatfield; one sister, Mrs. Effie Richardson of Dallas; three brothers, Robert Akins, James Akins, and Dorsey Akins, all of Chatfield, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, September 22, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; s/o Walter Jackson Akins & Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” (Curry) Akins buried in Rice cemetery, Rice, Texas

Dollie Jewell (Sprinkle) Boyd
Mar. 2, 1909 - Feb. 18, 1934

WOMAN KILLED IN FAIRFIELD ACCIDENT BURIED AT PURSLEY

FAIRFIELD. Feb. 19.—(AP)—Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie Boyd, age 24, who was killed Sunday morning when an automobile in which she was riding with Powell Willard overturned about four miles northeast of Fairfield, were held at Pursley, Navarro County, Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Boyd was pinned beneath the overturned automobile and died before help could be accured to release her. Willard was only slightly injured.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. John Sprinkle, Corsicana, and several brothers and sisters.

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James Oliver “Ollie” Crumbley
Mar 12, 1874 - Oct 24, 1934

J. O. Crumbley Died Wednesday Night At Home on East Side

J. O. Crumbley, 60, native of Tennessee, but long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, died at his home, 1016 East Eighth avenue Wednesday night at 10:20 o’clock.

The funeral will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday morning at 10 o’clock where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three brothers, T. J. and Robert Crumbley, Corsicana and W. H. Crumbley, and a sister, Miss Alice Crumbley, Corsicana.

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

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Funeral Services For J. O. Crumbley Held Friday Morning

Funeral services for J. O. Crumbley, 60, long-time resident of Navarro county, who died at his home, 1010 East Eighth avenue Wednesday night, were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Steverson, pastor of the United Presbyterian church.

Surviving are three brothers, T. J. and Robert Crumbley, Corsicana and W. H. Crumbley, and a sister, Miss Alice Crumbley, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Rube Edens, John Honey, Walter Beeman, A. Z. Elkins, W. D. Hall and Jack Megarity.

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

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Carvel Niels Olsen
Aug 18, 1881 - Aug 28, 1934

PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY FOR C. N. OLSEN

Private funeral services for C. N. Olsen, 53, well-known salesman and civic leader, who died suddenly at his home on West Fourth avenue extension Tuesday noon, were held Wednesday evening at 6 o’clock at the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mr. Olsen formerly was secretary of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and was prominent in the affairs of the Corsicana Advertising Club. He was salesman and agent for a San Antonio coffee concern at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Delmore Olsen, Ysleta; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Sarles, Port Arthur, and Mrs. Karen Yarborough, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ike Hoskins, Houston; and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lowry Martin, Lynne Wortham, John Bunch, G. H. Brown, F. C. Paul and C. F. Borg.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 30, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mamie E. (Lamb) Olsen married Sep. 4, 1905 McLennan County, Texas; s/o Charles Olsen & K. (Bartlesa) Olsen per death certificate

Winnie (Cooper) Coleman
1866 - Mar. 14, 1934

Mrs. Frank Coleman Died Near Streetman Burial at Old Cade

FAIRFIELD, March 17.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Frank Coleman, aged about 69 years, who had been in failing health for some time, died Wednesday afternoon at her home near Streetman. Burial was in the old Cade cemetery Thursday afternoon.

Surviving her are her husband and three sons, Cap, Slocum and Kizer Coleman, a brother, Jim Cooper; two sisters, Mrs. Sterling Sims, and Mrs. E. J. Hood, all of Streetman. Mrs. Coleman was raised near Streetman and was a member of a pioneer family of this section.

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Guy Garrett Campbell
Apr 8, 1931 - Sept 5, 2015

Mr. Guy Garrett Campbell, 84, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. At his request no services were planned and a private interment was held at Richland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lee Martinez Guillen
Feb 29, 1940 - Nov 13, 2017
 
Lee Guillen, 77, of Corsicana passed away November 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife and children. Lee was born to Amalia and Felipe Guillen on February 29, 1940, making him a leap year baby. He was born in Winkler, Texas and moved with his family to Corsicana at a very early age. He was the eighth of the nine Guillen children. He attended Travis Elementary and graduated high school from St. John Catholic School in Ennis, Tx. He received his associate’s degree from Navarro College and attended North Texas State University.

He was proud to have served our country in the United States Air Force stationed in Berlin, Germany for three years. He then worked at Chatanooga Glass before starting his career of 35 years of working as a United States Mail Carrier.

Lee married the love of his life, Gloria Luna Guillen, on April 23, 1966. They were blessed with fifty-one and a half years as husband and wife walking their faith-filled life together. Lee was a man of great faith and a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church. His love for God was evident in the love he gave his family, the way he treated everyone he met, and his devotion to serve. Lee was a devoted family man. He was active in each of his four children’s lives coaching many sports teams, giving many driving lessons, attending many school events, recitals, and graduations, and providing much fatherly advice and love.
He loved his family unconditionally and was a role model to all. He considered everyone a friend and valued people from all walks of life. Over the years, he served on many church, civic, and school committees. He had a genuine interest and concern for others and a desire to help. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Lee thoroughly enjoyed working in his yard, exercising, and loved the game of golf. He cherished all the many friends he made out on the golf course. He felt blessed to have many rounds of golf with friends, nephews, brothers, sons, and grandkids. Lee was grateful for the many blessings in his life. These included his lifelong friendships, all his wonderful neighbors, his golf buddies, his family, and his church family. He felt blessed beyond measure.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Amalia and Felipe Guillen, sister Bessie Moreno, brother Pete Guillen, brother Paul Guillen, brother Wiley Guillen, and brother Chancy Guillen.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Guillen of Corsicana; daughter Terri Riley and her husband Phil of Garland; daughter Susan Carpenter and her husband Joe of Corsicana; son Phillip Lee Guillen and his wife Hilary of College Station; daughter Rosemary Crocker and her husband Casey of Corsicana. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Addison and Ben Crocker, Emma Carpenter, and Phillip, Gabriel, and Abraham Guillen. He is also survived by his sister Dominga Martinez and her husband, Santos of Waco; brother John Guillen and his wife Linda of Temple; brother Fred Guillen and his wife Kathy of Belton; beloved in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

A time of family and friends visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 with a Holy Rosary following at 7 p.m. at Corley’s Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church in Corsicana. Fr. Jason Cargo will preside over the funeral and be assisted by Deacon Lewis Palos; Pastor, Fr. Marco Rangel will concelebrate. Interment services to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Fred Guillen, Paulino Moreno, Lewis Moreno, Sam Martinez, Chris Guillen, and Patrick Guillen. Honorary Pallbearers are Phillip Lee Guillen, Casey Crocker, Joe Carpenter, Philip Riley, John Guillen, Santos Martinez, and Dr. Neal Green.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to James L. Collins Catholic School in Corsicana or a charity of your choice.

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William T. Epps
Jul 4, 1855 - Sep 3, 1934

LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED EARLY HOUR MONDAY

W. T. Epps, aged 80 years, long time resident of Corsicana died at his home, 217 East First Avenue, Monday morning at 2 o’clock.

Surviving are a brother, H. G. Epps, Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Emmons, Teague.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Petty’s Chapel where interment was made.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home had charge.

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William Pettus McMillon
Feb 15, 1880 - Aug 24, 1954

W. P. McMillan Dies At Dawson

DAWSON. Aug. 23—(Spl)—W. P. McMillan, 74, retired farmer-merchant, died here Tuesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Liberty Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Irvin Prater; a granddaughter, Barbara Estelle Prater, and a sister, Mrs. Dollie Griggs, all of Dawson.

Wolfe will direct.

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Eugenia Pearl (Foster) McMillon
Aug 19, 1879 - Sep 20, 1954

Mrs. McMillon Rites Tuesday

DAWSON, Sep. 21.—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. McMillon, 75, were held at the Methodist Church in Dawson at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was in Liberty Hill cemetery, with Wolfe Funeral Home in charge.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the Methodist church, and the Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the Baptist church.

Mrs. McMillon died at 2:25 a.m. Monday in the memorial Hospital at Corsicana.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Irvin Prater of Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Maud Foster of Hubbard; three brothers, Mahlan Foster and Ed Foster, both of Hubbard and Herman Foster of Dawson; a granddaughter, Barbara Prater of Dawson; and several nieces and nephews.

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Charles Edwin Stephens
B&D Jan 8, 1934

Infant Died Sunday Jester Community; Was Buried Monday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stephens of the Jester community died Sunday morning and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Jester cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Archer.

Surviving are the parents.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Bonnie Gordon
May 29, 1919 - Dec 24, 1934

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF SEVERAL DAYS

Funeral services for Mary Bonnie Gordon, aged 15 years, high school student, who died Monday afternoon at 5:45 o’clock after a week’s illness were held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in
Campbell cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Dallas, formerly minister of the Church of Christ here.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Gordon, two brothers, John Sam Gordon and Jim Gordon, both of Corsicana, and six sisters, Mrs. Dee W. Martin, Tyler; Mrs. Fred Tyner, Mrs. Jess Spurlock and Misses Pauline and Peggy Gordon, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Price Rumbelow of Van.

Pallbearers were Eugene Flynn, Ray Donoho, George Edwards, Jr., Leon Geralt, Monsy Gandy and Darwin Hales.

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Mary Tabitha “Mollie” (Pepper) Spruill
Aug 4, 1866 - Jul 15, 1935

MRS. MOLLIE SPRUILL DIED AT HOME NEAR POWELL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Mollie Spruill, long-time resident at Navarro county, wife of J. E. Spruill, died at the family home three miles north of Powell Sunday night, after an illness of several months. The funeral services are planned for Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock at Bazette where interment will be made.

Surviving are her husband, ten children, Mrs. Lena Moffitt, Dallas; Mrs. C. V. Breithaupt, Black Hills; Ethel and Josie Spruill of Dallas; Everett of Powell; Clarence of Roane; Sammie of Buffalo; Mrs. Mittie Fluker, Corsicana; Frankie and Frances Spruill both of Powell, and a number of other relatives.

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FUNERAL HELD AT BAZETTE CHURCH FOR MRS. M. T. SPRUILL

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary T. Spruill, were held July 15, at 5 p.m. at Bazette Baptist church by Rev. Hardie of Kerens.

She was born August 4, 1866, and passed away July 15, 1935 at the age of 68 years, 11 months, 11 days. She was born in Webster county, Miss., but had lived in Texas 43 years. She married to Joseph E. Spruill Jan. 14, 1885, having celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last Jan. 14. To this union was born 12 children, ten living, two deceased.

She is survived by her husband, J. E. Spruill, and the following children: Mrs. John R. Moffitt, Dallas; Mrs. C. V. Breithaupt, Corsicana; Mrs. E. McDaniel, Edmond, Okla.; W. E. Spruill, Powell; C. D. Spruill, Roane; Mrs. T. E. Fluker, Corsicana; Mrs. Jo Campbell, Dallas; S. F. Spruill, Franklin E. Spruill, and Frances Spruill of Powell; 16 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were: J. R. Moffitt, C. V. Breithaupt, T. E. Fluker, E. McDaniel; Dr. W. W. Carter and Elvie Gray.

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Joseph Emery “Joe” Spruill
Dec 17, 1860 - Mar 12, 1939

AGED POWELL MAN DIED SUNDAY; BURIAL MONDAY AFTERNOON

Joseph E. Spruill, aged 78 years of the Powell community, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 2:15 o’clock. He was admitted to the hospital several days ago with a fractured right hip.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Bazette Baptist church with interment in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister of Corsicana.

He was a native of Mississippi but had resided in Navarro county for 47 years.

Surviving are nine children, Mrs. Marvin Screws, Powell; Mrs. Joe Campbell, Dallas; Mrs. J. R. Moffitt, Dallas; Mrs. C. B. Breithaupt, Corsicana; Mrs. E. McDaniel, Healdton, Okla.; W. E. Spruill, Dallas; C. D. Spruill, Powell; S. F. Spruill, Powell, and J. E. Spruill, Powell; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers, J. R. Spruill, Corsicana; M. M. Spruill, Sunset, and Beauford Spruill, Mississippi, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. R. Moffitt, E. McDaniel, Terry Fluker, C. B. Breithaupt, Elvie Gray and Marvin Screws.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 13, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Tabitha “Mollie” (Pepper) Spruill married Jan. 14, 1885; s/o James Madison Spruill & Sarah Jane (Harrell) Spruill

Jane Eliza (Green) Clarkston
Oct 2, 1855 - Sep 17, 1934

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED ON MONDAY MORNING

Mrs. Jane Eliza Clarkson, aged 82 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Lowrey, 402 West Second avenue, Monday morning at 8 o’clock and the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Lowrey residence with burial in the Bazette cemetery. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lowrey; three sons, C. W. Clarkson, Corsicana; M. D. Clarkson, Corsicana; and R. E. Clarkson, Roane; a half brother, M. J. Green, Ardmore, Okla., and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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PIONEER RESIDENT BURIED AT BAZETTE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Eliza Clarkston, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died Monday morning at 8 o’clock, were held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Lowrey, 402 West Second avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Walker of Waxahachie.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lowrey, Corsicana; three sons, C. W. Clarkston and M. D. Clarkston, both of Corsicana, and R. E. Clarkson, Roane; a half-brother, M. J. Green, Ardmore, Okla., and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ed Clayborne Burns
Dec 25, 1932 - Feb 17, 1934

Little Child Was Buried Sunday In Pursley Cemetery

Edd Clayborn Burns, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Burns, died at their home in Pursley Saturday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock.

Funeral services were held at the new Pursley cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove had charge.

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William Alec Baggett
Mar 3, 1861 - Oct 16, 1934

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED LAST NIGHT

William A. Baggett, aged 73 years, resident of Parishville community four miles south of Purdon, died Tuesday night at 7 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Pursley where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Dawson.

Surviving are his wife, seven sons, Fred Baggett, Malakoff; Hub Baggett, Dawson; Shep Baggett, Drane; Jack Baggett, Corsicana; T. C. Baggett, Pursley; Bill Baggett, Purdon, and Pete Baggett, Purdon; four daughters, Mrs. Scruggs, Dawson; Mrs. Wisdell, Navarro; Mrs. Mahoney, Pursley and Mrs. Bankston, Carroll; several brothers, sisters and grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Murray
B&D Apr 10, 1934

Baby Died Early Tuesday at Pursley And Burial There

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Murray of the Pursley community died at an early hour Tuesday morning and the funeral rites were held at Pursley Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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