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Mable Sue (Wilbanks) Warren-Woodland
Aug 16, 1925 - Jul 11, 2018

 
Mable Sue Wilbanks Woodland was born on August 16, 1925 in the Brushy Creek area of East Texas to Burton and Emma Evans Wilbanks. She went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2018 in Forney, TX. Mable was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Billie Woodland, her parents, and her siblings : Bundy, Ray, Elmer, Hugh, and Valle Mae. Mrs. Woodland is survived by her sons : Charles Warren and wife Linda of Corsicana and Carlos Warren and wife Barbara of Seagoville; grandchildren : Tonya Eakins and husband Dan, Todd Warren and wife Misty, and Michelle Moore; great grandchildren : Dylan, Jacob, Daxson, and Hannah, and a countless number of extended family and friends.

Mrs. Woodland grew up in Navarro County, Texas and spent 42 years working for the Adam Hats Factory in Corsicana, TX. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and decorating her yard for the benefit of others to see. Nana, as she was known to her grandchildren, spent countless hours in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family and friends. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family playing games and visiting.

Visitation will be Monday, July 16, 2018 from 12noon - 2pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Will Wiley "Pete" Warren & Billie Woodland; d/o Burton Wallace Wilbanks & Emma Lavenda (Evans) Wilbanks
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

John Ebb Gilcrease
Nov 4, 1934 - Nov 5, 1934

Baby Was Buried Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for the infant of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gilcrease were held at Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. W. R. Hall conducting the rites. The child died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday. Surviving are the parents and one brother.

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Albert Suaseda
abt 1874 - Dec 6, 1934

Alberto Suaseda Died Last Night; Burial Late Friday

Alberto Suaseda, aged 60 years, died at his home, 403 East Eleventh avenue, Thursday night at 11 o’clock after a short illness.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are his wife, several children and grandchildren.

The funeral services are directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Pablo Hernandez
1902 - Jul. 18, 1934

Heat Victim Will Be Buried Catholic Cemetery Wednesday

Funeral services for Pablo Fernandez, 32, employee of the Southern Pacific Lines, who died with heart prostration at Richland Thursday, will be held at the Catholic cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Monsignor V. Graffeo will have charge of the funeral services.

Surviving are a brother and sister in Mexico.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Drs. Ray Dean and J. D. Carroll

Daily Sun FILE photo Dr. J.D. Carroll, left, and Dr. Ray Dean Carroll cared for animals of all sizes in Navarro County for decades. Between them they had a combined total of 100-plus years as veterinarians. Dr. Ray Carroll passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by Dr. J.D. Carroll.

Teacher, mentor, friend: Carroll passes away at 90
By Deanna Kirk Daily Sun Jul 4, 2018

Teacher, mentor, friend.

There are so many words to describe a man who left an indelible mark on Navarro County in his 90 years.

Ray Dean Carroll, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lula Carroll, in October 2017.

“Dr. Ray,” as he was known to most, and his brother Dr. J.D. Carroll for many years of their practice, could be found right inside the back door of Carroll and Harper Animal Hospital. Their wise counsel was sought by generations of ranchers, 4-H kids, students showing animals at the Navarro County Youth Expo, and many others. In their combined 100-plus years of practicing veterinary medicine in Navarro County, they touched many lives.

But it was Dr. Ray who was the outgoing, gregarious brother. And he never met a stranger.

“Dr. Ray was one of the first people I met when I started (Navarro County) Extension in 1974,” said Mike Gage. “He was a veterinarian, and I was an assistant county extension agent and didn’t know a whole lot. Dr. Ray would donate any of his services for any 4-H kid or their projects. He became a friend very quickly. He had knowledge and wisdom — he was the leader. He was very influential in my life.”

Gage said he will always remember any time he said, “How you doing, Dr. Ray?” his reply was always, “Ain’t never seen it no better.” An eternal optimist, Dr. Ray had the power to encourage and uplift, and did so for generations of people in this county. Gage said when he was down, he’d simply go to the back door of the vet hospital, where Dr. J.D. would be sitting in the desk chair, leaned back; Dr. Ray would be sitting in a straight chair leaning his elbow on the desk to Dr. J.D.’s left, and Dr. Harper would be standing in the doorway.

“You never went in there but what you came away with a story or life experience that was very applicable, and gave you strength in the midst of whatever your challenge was,” Gage said.

The difference Dr. Ray made in Gage’s career, the Extension program, and many, many youth in the county is unmeasurable. He spoke at seminars, taught at health clinics, and was someone with political influence, too. The visitors to that back office were sometimes people in positions of political power, but they were friends with the Carrolls.

“They had their hand to the pulse of the political climate, because they knew what people thought,” Gage said. “They talked to people, they influenced people. They knew their hearts.”

The range of his veterinary knowledge was unlimited, and if you ever asked him a question he did not know the answer to, Gage said he was “like a bulldog” in his determination to find the answer. He’d consult books, call professors, whatever it took to get the solution.

“Now, he had a temper, and I was the brunt of it a few times,” Gage said. “But it was deserved. If he believed he was right ... let’s just say, if I was in a fight, I wanted him on my side.

“It’s the end of an era.”

Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner considered Dr. Ray a very close friend to him since his childhood.

“He was my friend, he was a mentor, and he was a family man,” Tanner said. “This is a great loss to this community. I spent untold hours with him just listening to his lessons in life, and absorbing all the teachings he had on any subject ... He was well-versed on any subject. Animals, politics, the family unit, discipline of children — whatever you wanted to discuss, he was well-versed and ready to speak with vast knowledge.”

Tanner now considers himself basically a “half veterinarian” thanks to the Carroll brothers. From the time he was a kid, he soaked up anything about animals they were willing teach — and if you wanted to learn, they were always happy to teach.

“I don’t think anybody would go against me saying they broke the mold when they made those two Carroll boys,” he said.

Mike Littrell, retired ag teacher from Dawson High School, has been in Navarro County 32 years. His first year, he inquired about what vet to use. He was told Dr. Carroll, so Littrell went over and introduced himself.

“He asked me what my specialty was,” Littrell said. “I told him hogs. He told me in no uncertain terms that he didn’t know anything about hogs, didn’t want to know anything about hogs ... but of course, he did — he was just pulling my string, just wanted me to know who the boss was.”

Littrell said from the viewpoint of an ag teacher, he marveled at how much money Dr. Ray did not charge the youth of Navarro County for treating their animals, and giving advice.

“He’d take care of the animal, give me the medicine, and not charge since it was for a kid,” he said. “Dr. Ray was just a really good guy. He was so good to the kids in Navarro County, and to the ag teachers too.”

Another ag teacher with many great memories of Dr. Ray is Elbert Butler, also retired, but who served as ag teacher in Frost for many years. Not only did Dr. Ray help his daughter Brett with her steer competitions, he also had a practice of bringing a cow heart and lung to Butler’s wife Bobbette’s classroom in Frost, to dissect it for her students.

“In fact, Bobbette wanted to be a veterinarian, and he talked her out of it,” Butler said, laughing. “He told her she’d have to be up all night, and she didn’t want to do that, did she? Why not become a teacher?”

Butler also recalled a boy from Mertens whose family was not well-off. The lad had a hog with a hole in its belly he was planning to show at county.

“I took that hog to Dr. Ray and the boy was with me,” Butler said. “This was years ago when you put a hog to sleep to do surgery on them, and sometimes they didn’t wake up. Dr. Ray did the surgery, and I went to pick the hog up. I said, ‘Let me know what my bill is,’ but Dr. Ray said to the boy, ‘If that hog is grand champion at the county show, then come see me. Then you can pay me.’ The hog actually did win at the county show.

“That’s just the way he was — generosity and helpfullness to the youth of this county.”

Ricky Rogers DVM had the Carrolls and Dr. Harper for mentors on his way to becoming a veterinarian. Rogers worked for them through high school, then after veterinary school nearly three years, before establishing his own practice. He said there is no value one can put on experience learned from vets like those.

“It’s invaluable,” Rogers said. “They’d been in practice for probably 30 years, then practiced another 30 to 40 before they quit.”

One thing Rogers appreciated most about Dr. Ray was how much he helped the youth of the county, treating their sick animals at the youth expo, cooking the steaks out there at the barn. He said he was one of those kids the Carrolls helped out with his animals.

“Dr. Ray’s favorite thing was talking,” he said, laughing. “He liked to talk.

“We were going to work cattle somewhere in the middle of summer, and it was terribly hot. We decided we’d stop at Mrs. Fair’s and get us a cheeseburger for lunch. We ate those cheeseburgers like a couple of pigs, knowing we were going to have to go out in that heat. Then Dr. Ray got a big ole piece of sweet potato pie. We got back out there in the heat, and he started looking kind of sick ... I told him he shouldn’t have eaten that pie.”

Rogers said he recalls the time in the late 1960s, early 1970s when there was an outbreak of Venezuelan Sleeping sickness among the horses in the county, and they had run out of the vaccines. So the Carrolls just hired Jim Stephenson, a pilot, to fly somewhere to get more vaccines.

“They have done a lot more stuff in veterinary practice than most vets now would ever dream of,” he said.

J.D. Johnston, former owner of Third Avenue Meat Market, learned plenty at the knee of the Drs. Carroll himself, but he also had Dr. Ray for evening ag courses at Navarro College. He was also a 4-H kid whose animals the Carrolls treated free of charge.

“Dr. Ray had a heart for kids,” Johnston said. “He’s the one who came up with the antidote for anaplasmosis in cattle. He’s responsible for tons and tons of stuff at the Youth Expo. And back when it originally started, the steak dinner came about with two whole calves, donated by Dr. Ray and Jimmy Hooser.”

Pat Reed agreed, saying Dr. Ray and Dr. J.D. and Dr. Harper did more for the kids in Navarro County than anybody would ever know about, from taking care of show animals to offering advice.

“Probably close to 20 years ago, we had a cow that prolapsed,” she said. “We took her out to Dr. Ray. He asked Joe who was checking the cows, and Joe replied that I was the one who usually checked them. Dr. Ray told Joe to have me come see him. I got a real good butt-chewing and he said I couldn’t check cows driving in the pickup down the road, you had to get out and open the gate and go down in the pasture. I was sitting in his office in one of those wooden chairs. That was Dr. Ray’s way.”

Reed said she and Johnston have laughed on numerous occasions about Dr. Ray, and how he had forgotten more about veterinary medicine than most of the young guys know today.

“If you wanted to know anything,” she said, “All you had to do was go ask them — they’d tell you their opinion.”

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William Billingsley “Dock” Shields
Jul 30. 1861 - Nov 23, 1934

EUREKA MERCHANT DIED EARLY TODAY; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

W. R. Shields, aged 73 years, died at his home in the Eureka community at 3:40 o’clock Friday morning and the funeral will be held from the Methodist church at Eureka Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka.

He was a native of Kentucky but had resided in Texas for 55 years. He had been engaged in the mercantile business at Eureka for the past 22 years.

Surviving are seven children, Will Shields, Eureka; Mrs. John Bonner, Eureka; Mrs. Girlie Weaver, Ennis; Thomas Shields, Corsicana; Miss Jack Shields, Eureka; Pete Shields, Tyler; and Lloyd Shields, Eureka; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.

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

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LONG TIME NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT BE BURIED ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for W. B. Shields, 73, merchant, who died at his home in the Eureka community Friday morning at 3:40 o’clock, will be held from the Eureka Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Eureka Methodist minister.

Mr. Shields was a native of Kentucky, but had resided in Texas for 55 years. He had been engaged in the mercantile business at Eureka for the past 22 years.

Surviving are seven children, Will Shields, Eureka; Mrs. John Bonner, Eureka; Mrs. Girlie Weaver, Ennis; Thomas Shields, Corsicana; Miss Jack Shields, Eureka; Pete Shields, Tyler; and Lloyd Shields, Eureka; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers and a sister.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. B. SHIELDS SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. B. Shields, 73, Eureka merchant, who died Friday morning at 3:40 o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Eureka Methodist minister.

Mr. Shields had been a resident of Texas of 55 years and had been engaged in the mercantile business at Eureka for the past 39 years. He was a native of Kentucky.

Surviving are seven children, Will Shields, Eureka; Mrs. John Bonner, Eureka; Mrs. Girlie Weaver, Ennis; Thomas Shields, Corsicana; Miss Jack Shields, Eureka; Pete Shields, Tyler; and Lloyd Shields, Eureka; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers and a sister.

Grandsons and Mr. Cockrell, neighbor were pallbearers.

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

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James E. “Jim” Bressie
abt 1854 - Oct 24, 1934

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED THURSDAY

Jim Bressie, aged 80 years, native of Kentucky but pioneer resident of Navarro, died at the P. and S. hospital Wednesday afternoon at 12:15 o’clock, after a several weeks illness. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Hopewell cemetery, where interment will be made.

Surviving are a brother, John Bressie, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

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William Lawrence “Bill” McGill
Aug. 19, 1899 - Jan. 5, 1959

Wm. L. McGill Dies Monday In Houston Clinic

AUSTIN, Jan. 5 (AP)—William L. McGill, 59, civil defense chief in Texas and widely-known newsman and teacher, died at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston today, the governor’s office said.

McGill had been in the hospital for many months for treatment of cancer.

He was a native of Corsicana, McGill was manager of student publications at the University of Texas, professor and lecturer in journalism, and former president of the Ex-Students’ Assn. of the university.

McGill was named by Gov. Lee O’Daniel as head of a Texas Development Program. In 1944 he became state defense co-ordinator.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. W. (Neta) McGill and other relatives.

McGill was graduated from Corsicana High 1916 and was employed by the Corsicana Sun before entering the University of Texas. He served in World War I and returned to the University to graduate in 1922.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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McGill Services Set Wednesday; Interment Here

Funeral services for William Lawrence (Bill) McGill, 59, chief of the Civil Defense and Disaster Relief work in Texas, will be held from the University Methodist church in Austin Wednesday at 10 a.m.

McGill, a Corsicana native, died in the M. D. Anderson Clinic in Houston Monday following an extended illness.

The funeral rites will be conducted by Dr. Edmund Heinsohn, pastor of the church. Graveside services will be at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

McGill has held top executive posts under the last five Texas governors beginning with W. Lee O’Daniel and then serving with Coke R. Stevenson, Beauford H. Jester, Allan Shivers and Price Daniel.

After graduating from Corsicana High School in 1917, McGill received his A. B. degree in journalism in 1922 from the University of Texas and later received a master’s degree.

Prominent in student affairs, he served on the Daily Texan staff during his undergraduate days and later became director of student publications and a professor of journalism.

McGill was a former member of the Corsicana Daily Sun staff.

Active in all phases of student life, McGill was one of the organizers of the Texas Cowboys, managed the Texas Longhorn Baseball club in 1920, the Longhorn band in 1920, 1921 and 1922 and helped raise funds for the first band uniforms.

His first state-wide campaign came in 1924 when he directed the Texas Memorial Stadium campaign and originated the idea of the annual University of Texas Round-up and was manager of the University’s 40th anniversary, celebration, inaugurating Dad’s and Mother’s Day.

After managing the Students Publications from 1923 6o 1925, McGill was named lecturer in journalism and became a professor in journalism in 1927. He was president of the Ex-Students association, and was active in the campaign that secured Gregory Gymnasium, Texas Union building and the Hogg Memorial Auditorium on the campus.

Named representative of the University of Texas on the State Development board with offices in the executive department, he later became co-ordinator of the Development program and state defense co-ordinator.

After directing the Civil Defense program in Texas until 1944, McGill became director of personnel for the American Red Cross in the Mediterranean area, returning to the United States and to his duties with the state government in 1946.

He was a Mason and Shriner, Knights Templar, Rotarian and a member of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity.

Despite suffering with cancer for months, he continued to run his office as chief of the Civil Defense and Disaster Relief of Texas from his bedside in the Houston clinic until a short time ago.

McGill was unmarried and is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. W. McGill, Austin; two aunts, Mrs. Walter Kerr and Mrs. Ernest Kurth, both of Keltys; a number of cousins and other relatives.

Governor Daniel and Former Governor Shivers in Austin Monday paid high tribute to McGill.

Governor Daniel commented:
“His passing was a great loss to our state and to all who knew him. Bill McGill distinguished himself in many places of public service, especially in recent years as assistant to governors and as director of Civil Defense and Disaster Relief. In the latter capacity, he established one of the nation’s best programs and helped save many lives as well as administering to those who suffered through floods, tornadoes and other disasters.”

Shivers said:
“I never knew another person who gave himself so completely and unselfishly as Bill McGill—to his friends, to the public and to his country.

“His contributions to my administration, as executive secretary and later as director of Civil Defense and Disaster Relief, were major ones. I always valued highly his counsel, his dependability and his faithfulness to duty. Most of all, I valued his loyal friendship.”

Weed- Corley Funeral Home in Austin is directing with local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Services Held Wednesday For Wm. L. McGill

Graveside rites are scheduled at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for William Lawrence (Bill) McGill, 59, chief of the Civil Defense and Disaster Relief work of Texas.

Dr. Edmund Heinsohn, pastor, conducted rites at the University Methodist church in Austin Wednesday at 10 a.m.

McGill, Corsicana native and counselor for five governors, died in the M. D. Anderson Clinic in Houston Monday following an extended illness of cancer.

School Leader
A former staff member of the Corsicana Daily Sun, McGill graduated from the University of Texas with a B. A. degree in 1922 and later received a masters degree. He was prominent in student activities, managed the 1920 Texas Longhorn baseball club, managed the famed Longhorn band in his undergraduate days was active in the campaigns that procured Memorial Stadium, Hogg Memorial Auditorium, Gregory Gymnasium and other buildings on the campus of the University of Texas along with being director of Student Publications, Inc. for several years.

Aided Governors
McGill was a top executive of Governors O’Daniel, Coke Stevenson, Beauford Jester, Allan Shivers and Price Daniel.

He was a director of personnel in the Mediterranean area during World War 11 for the American Red Cross. He also formerly served as president of the Ex-students association.

A Mason, Shriner, Knights Templar, Rotarian and member of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity, he also originated the annual Texas Round-Up and Dad’s and Mother’s Day at the University of Texas.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. W. McGill, Austin; two aunts, Mrs. Walter Kerr and Mrs. Ernest Kurth, both of Keltys, and a number of cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arno Nowotny, Read Granberry, H. D. Carmichael, James H. Garner, A. B. Smith, Paul Thompson, Cecil Cook and Murray Smyth.

Honorary pallbearers were Governor Daniel Former Governors O’Daniel, Stevenson and Shivers, Members of McGill’s staff, Texas Cowboy’s association, Friars Society, Journalism department staff at the University of Texas, Austin Rotarians and others.

Weed-Corley Funeral Home directed with Corley Funeral Home making local arrangements.

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Mary Adeline (Whitten) Lovett-Crews
Aug 11, 1843 - Jan 12, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR PIONEER WOMAN

MRS. MARY LOVETT CREW PASSED AWAY HERE EALY FRIDAY NIGH

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lovett Crews, age 90 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died Friday night at 8 o’clock, were held from the family home, 1305 West Fifth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Laura Lovett, Corsicana; three sons, Tom W. Lovett, Bert Crews and Sid Crews, all of Corsicana; several grandchildren, a great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. E. Love, A. G. Smith, R. C. Cole, Dr. J. A. Jones, R. D. Fleming and Owen Cheney.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jan 13, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert L. Lovett 2nd husband Albert Sydnor Crews married Sep. 9, 1881 d/o Franklin Whitten and Jane (Smith) Whitten per death certificate

Laura Lovett
Jun 1, 1871 - Jan 27, 1960

Miss Lovett Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

Miss Laura Lovett, Corsicana resident for many years, died Wednesday night at her home, 1805 West Fifth avenue, after a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Sid Crews, Charleston, Tex.; a number of nieces and nephews including Mrs. Roy Love and Miss Lois Lovett of Corsicana, Miss Jean Lovett of Dallas, and Mrs. Willie Pierce and Mrs. Haskell Bingham of Carlsbad, N. Mex.

A cousin, Mrs. R. D. Fleming, Corsicana, also survives.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Brasselton, Owen Beeman, Scott Harvard, Wilbur Wright, Kay Tatum, Guy Love and Dr. W. K. Logsdon.

The family requests no flowers.

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Services Held For Miss Lovett

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the McCammon Chapel for Miss Laura Lovett, long-time Corsicana resident, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at her home, 1805 West Fifth Avenue, Wednesday night.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Sam Hulsey of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Miss Lovett had been ill for some time.

Pallbearers were Hubert Braselton, Owen Beeman, Scott Harvard, Wilbur Wright, Kay Tatum, Guy Love, Dr. W. K. Logsdon and Piscera Jones.

Among Miss Lovett’s survivors are a brother, Sid Crews, Charleston, Tex.; a number of nieces and nephews including Mrs. Roy Love and Miss Lois Lovett of Corsicana, Miss Jean Lovett of Dallas, and Mrs. Willie Pierce and Mrs. Haskell Bingham of Carlsbad, N. Mex.; and a cousin, Mrs. R. D. Fleming, Corsicana.

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Alice Estelle (Green) Pyle
Sep 1, 1899 - Dec 20, 1934

MRS. ESTELLE PYLE BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Pyle, who died Dec. 20, were held on Dec. 21 with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Prince, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, seven children; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Green; four brothers, E. B. Green, V. R. Green, V. D. Green, and W. W. Green; four sisters, Mrs. Cecile Newman, Mrs. Loyd Born, Misses Ethel and Ruby Lee Green and other relatives.

Mrs. Pyle was a member of the Baptist church at Retreat and took an active interest in the work of the church.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 28, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Lewis Pyle; d/o David Newkirk “Dan” Green & Sarah Emma (Bates) Green buried in Rice cemetery, Rice, Tx.

Kate (Thomas) Whorton
Oct 28, 1901 - Mar 24, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. KATE WHORTON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral rites for Mrs. Kate Whorton, 312 West Park Avenue, who died at 11:30 Saturday night at the P. and S. Hospital after a long illness were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, pastor of the Church of Christ, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Whorton is survived by her husband, R. W. Whorton; one daughter, Mary Joe Whorton, and her mother, Mrs. J. W. Thomas of Pickett.

Pallbearers were Cliff Sheppard, Glen Stokes, Shorty Burkhart, Bud Parish, Dock Borden and Jesse Thomas.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 26, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert William Whorton married Nov. 23, 1923; d/o William George Thomas & Lillie May (Pickett) Whorton

Robert William Whorton
Jun 29, 1901 - 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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 10, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Kate (Thomas) Whorton married Nov. 23, 1923; s/o Robert Emmett Whorton & Ruby Clara (Kilpatrick) Whorton buried in Oakwood cemetery

William Eugene “Billy Gene” Garrett
Nov 10, 1926 - Sep 3, 1934

KERENS BOY DIES RESULT OF BEING STRUCK BY AUTO

KERENS, Sept. 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Billie Garrett, aged 7 years, were held from the family home here Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Billie died Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from injuries received when struck by an automobile Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. He had gone with his mother to a bus station and was struck when he attempted to cross the street. The accident was said to have been unavoidable.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Gene Garrett, several brothers and sisters.

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Benjamin Franklin Jackson, Sr.
Dec 8, 1880 - Sep 6, 1934

FARMER DEAD; SON SURRENDERED AFTER SHOOTING AT HOME

TRAGEDY OCCURRED AT FARM NEAR KERENS EARLY HOUR THURSDAY

KERENS, Sept. 6.—(Spl.)—B. F. Jackson, 53, farmer, residing four miles southwest of town on the Chapman farm is dead and his son, Andrew Jackson, about 17, is at liberty on $500 bond as a result of a shooting scrape on the farm Thursday morning at 7:30 o’clock. Domestic difficulties were reported as the cause of the trouble.

The elder Jackson was struck in the jaw, neck and chest by pistol bullets. The youth came to Kerens a short time later and surrendered to Justice of the Peace T. A. Crowley and handed over a pistol with four empty shells and one unexploded, cartridge in it, offers reported.

A. H. Holloway, constable, said a formal complaint for murder had been filed against the younger Jackson and that he had been released to await the action of the Navarro county grand jury which meets early in October.

Judge Crowley stated Thursday afternoon that the youth waived examining trial and was bound over to await the action of the Navarro County grand jury which will be empaneled Monday, Oct 1.

Only members of the family witnessed the shooting, the justice stated.

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Tammy Diane Dunlap
Jan 20, 1958 - July 8, 2018
 
Tammy Diane Dunlap, 60 of Corsicana passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly reward surrounded by loving family and friends July 8, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. She was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and known as a kind, caring and loving person by all who were fortunate to know her. She had many friends and especially loved her fellow cloggers and all her friends at Corsicana Senior Activity Center, where she was very active and enjoyed many happy days with Fred Biltz and all her friends there.
She is survived by her parents, Barbra and Beauford Dunlap; sister DeAnne and husband Gary (Buck) Murphy; niece Courtney Murphy; close friend Adam Hollifield; special furry friends Sylvester, Sebrina and Lu Lue as well as many extended family members and friends.
The family also extends heartfelt thanks to her special friend Fred Biltz and Holly Ellington who both meant the world to her.
A memorial service to celebrate Tammy's life is planned for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Corsicana Senior Center, 919 W. Park Ave in Corsicana.
Honorary Pallbearers are Steve Robinson, Mark Robinson, Michael Robinson, Paul Nelson, Buck Murphy, Fred Biltz and Adam Hollifield.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jackie Bell (Capps) Prickett
Oct 12, 1943 - July 13, 2018
 
Jackie Bell Capps Prickett, born Oct. 12, 1943, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, went home to be with our Savior early morning Friday, July 13, 2018 in the company of loved ones, and loved by many.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Kimberly Sue Williams; sons-in-law Michael Ray Allen, Keith Seago and William Bobby Palmer Sr.; mother and father Maudie Bell and HD Kinsel and brother Jack Capps Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, the love of her life, Emmett Ray Prickett of Roane; children, Jackie Belle Allen of Roane, Regina and husband Roy Johnson of Hamlin, Tammy and husband Mike Bell of Snyder, Karen "Kay" Seago of Baytown, Darla Spitler of Mildred, Emily and husband Stacy Stuckly of Hubbard, Harold Ray "Bo" Prickett of Corsicana, Maudie Beth Prickett of Baytown; brothers, Thomas Lee Capps of Frost, Clyde Harold and wife Debbie Kinsel of Frost; 22 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren and many more other loved ones.
Graveside service will be held at a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. E. C. Prickett Jr. officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Banks, Jordan Allen, Kimmer Clay Williams, Trace Prickett, Bobby Palmer Jr., and Emmett Don Stuckly. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Ray "Bo" Prickett, Josh Rasco and Jeff Dickerson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Evelyn Yvonne (Hart) Price
Jan 24, 1928 - July 13, 2018
 
Evelyn Yvonne Hart Price, 90, of Dallas, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at Presbyterian Hospital following complications from diabetes. She was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Victor Weldon Hart and Violette Marie (Harris) Hart, Evelyn was the youngest of five children. She had four older doting brothers who she loved dearly: Harold, Dean, Jack and Donald, who all served in World War II and three in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Evelyn married a true Texan, Ben Malone Price of Purdon on Oct. 2, 1949. They were married for 53 years. Evelyn grew up in Vancouver, then later moved to a farm in Summerland, British Columbia, where the family raised animals and harvested crops. In 1964 they moved to Texas. Evelyn worked as a licensed practical nurse at Baylor Hospital and Ben was a supervisor at the City Water Department. In his retired years he served as a school crossing guard until he was 77 years old.
Evelyn was known for her sharp and intelligent sense of humor, delivered with a beaming smile and a twinkle in her eye. With her engaging personality she made friends easily, whether it was the Schwan's delivery person, the daily visitors from Meals on Wheels or even her banker. They were all in her address book, along with their birth date. She was also the family historian, collecting all the pictures and cards that were sent to her, labeling them, dating them and archiving them away in one of her many photo albums. Evelyn believed deeply in showing respect, politeness and gratitude towards the people in her life and was just a humble, loving and sweet soul.
Evelyn is survived by a large and loving family spread all across the country: sister-in-law Eleanor Marie Hart (widow of Dean Manly Hart;) nephew Frederick Harold Hart and wife Joyce; nephew Robert V. Weldon Hart and wife Jean; niece Carol Hart Evanson, niece Janice Lynne Hart Roland (all children of Harold Harris Hart); niece Linda Marie Hart Herrington and husband Gregg; nephew Donald Dean Hart and wife Susan (children of Dean Manly Hart;) niece Heather Anne Hart; nephew Howard Hart and wife Susan (children of Jack Victor Walton Hart; )nephew Dean Carins Hart and wife Elspeth (son of Donald Edward Hart.) On the Price side of the family: brother-in-law Raymond Price and wife Janelle; Bonnie Price (wife of Buford Price;) Edna Earl Gunn Price (widow of C.W. Price;) niece Tammy Mitchell Buchman; nephew Ernest Junior Mitchell and wife Mae; nephew Arthur "Jackie" Mitchell and wife Reeva; niece Sandra Mitchell Freeman; niece Laura Mitchell and husband David Neil (all children of Audra, Ben's sister and Ernest Mitchell;) niece Vicky Earl Lewis Jones; nephew Kenneth Lewis; niece Virginia Annette Lewis Looney; nephew Jeff Lewis (all children of Mary Alice Price Lewis, Ben's sister;) niece Kathryn Price Trench; nephew Michael Price (children of Buford James Price, Ben's brother.)
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana followed by a graveside service at New Pursley Cemetery, where Evelyn will be laid to rest. Rev. Kathy Sims Collier will be officiating.

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Betty Jack (Weaver) Coffey
Apr 8, 1935 - July 11, 2018

Betty Coffey, 83 of Chatfield, passed away at home in Chatfield. Betty was the wife of Harvey Coffey. She was born April 8, 1935 in Chatfield to Clyde and Lena Weaver.
She is preceded in death by her husband and parents, and daughter-in-law Denise Coffey.
She is survived by daughter Cathy and husband Pete Ellington; sons Danny and wife Cindy Coffey, David Coffey all of Chatfield; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana at 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 with Rev. Glen Blackmon and John Ellington officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 95 Chatfield, Texas 75105 or the Chatfield United Methodist Church PO Box 96 Chatfield, Texas 75105.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Courtney Alicia (Greer) Foley
Jul 27, 1978 - Jul 9, 2018

Courtney Foley, 39 of Dawson, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2018. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Butch Boatright officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
 

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Courtney Greer Foley went to be with her Heavenly Father July 9, 2018. Always a devoted mother and wife, she loved her children and the youth of The Hubbard Cowboy Church. She loved music, animals, Friday night lights, family gatherings, traveling, fishing, and a good laugh. She was always smiling, always happy and always upbeat. She is very loved and with be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Chris Foley, son Dakota Foley, daughter Morgan Foley, parents Clifton “Buddy” and Shelia Greer of Dawson Texas, brother and sister-in-law Brad and Michelle Mims of Anahuac Texas, sister and brother-in-law Stacey and Jim Little of Hubbard Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Wilmer and Jo Dell Cottongame of Dawson and grandmother Letha Greer of North Carolina.

Pallbearers are Will Ferlet, Hunter Boatright, Bodey Martinez, Rylan Wade, Zach and Zane Monger.

Services will be at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana Texas. Family visitation and viewing will be Friday July 13 from 6pm-8pm. Services will be on Saturday July 14 at 1pm with burial to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Christopher D. "Chris" Foley; d/o Clifton Elliot "Buddy" Greer & Shelia Anne (Cottongame) Greer

Delroy Graham
Jan 30, 1929 - July 10, 2018
 
Delroy Graham of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his residence in Corsicana at the age of 89. He was born Jan. 30, 1929 in Alba to Charlie and Hattie Graham.

He attended Wesley United Methodist Church and school in Malakoff, upon graduation he entered the communications division of the United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed by Navarro College as maintenance supervisor for over 20 years until his retirement.

He was known for the loving care given not only for his parents, but also, for his wife's parents, his beloved wife Hetty Brown Graham and his sister-in-law, Oleta Saxton. He was well-known for his honesty and unselfishness to many people.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hetty Graham; parents, Charlie and Hattie Graham and two brothers, Peyton and Raymond Graham.

He is survived by his sister, Ruth Hickman of San Antonio and his beloved pet beagle, Missy.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with close friend Ronald Elmore officiating, as requested by Delroy Interment with military honors will follow.

Appreciation is expressed to the dedicated care givers: Doris, Tammy, Nelda and Terry who attended to him until his death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charity of your choice.

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George Washington Qualls
Oct 17, 1847 - Oct 11, 1934

PIONEER RESIDENT WINKLER COMMUNITY DIED ON THURSDAY

George Quarles age 87 years, died at his home in Winkler community at 8:30 Thursday night. Funeral services were held at St. Elmo at 2:30 Friday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. J. L. Shaddix Baptist minister of Streetman.

He had been a resident of the Winkler community 60 years and was well known in that section of the county.

Surviving are his wife, three sons and three daughters.

Funeral arrangements were conducted by L. B. Bonner and company of Eureka.

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Mintey Jane (Followwell) Qualls
Apr 13, 1882 - Dec 22, 1943

MRS. MINTEY QUALLS BURIED THURSDAY IN ST. ELMO CEMETERY

Mrs. Mintey Qualls, age 61 years, died at her home here late Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were held from the residence, 505 South Sixth street Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment was in St. Elmo cemetery, near Winkler.

Surviving are five children, Miss Nora Qualls, Mrs. Lena Clark, Less Qualls, Mrs. Ruby Bell and E. J. Qualls, Corsicana; two brothers, Jim Followell and Ed Followell, Cross Plains; five sisters, Mrs. C. Dunlap, Corsicana; Mrs. Ellen Kitchens, Mexia; Mrs. Dula Maglan, Corsicana; Mrs. Dona Jamison, Kerens and Mrs. Ada Kindricks, Corsicana.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 23, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Washington Qualls; d/o Gabriel Francis Followwell buried in Oakwood cemetery & Margaret Wolfe (McCoy) Followwell

Elizabeth (Gardner) Gregory
Jan 10, 1877 - Mar 9, 1934

POSTMISTRESS AT WINKLER DIED ON FRIDAY MORNING

Mrs. Elizabeth Gregory, aged 57 years, postmistress at Winkler, died at the family home Friday morning at 12:40 o’clock following an illness of two weeks, and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the St. Elmo cemetery where interment was made.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Stanley of Arp.

Surviving are her husband, C. H. Gregory, Winkler; a brother, Tillman Gardner, Fort Stockton; two sisters, Mrs. H. H. Anderson, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Tom Tisdale, Winkler; two step-daughters, Mrs. H. H. Gaye, Tyler, and Mrs. A. E. Fairchild, California; and an adopted daughter, Norine Newman, Winkler.

The funeral was directed by L. B. Bonner of Eureka and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 9, 1934
  • Submitted Diane Richards
  • w/o Christopher Homer Gregory married Aug. 7, 1905; d/o William H. Gardner & Mary (Lewis) Gardner per death certificate

Lovenia Catherine (Pickett) Williams
Sep 23, 1870 - Jan 26, 1934

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED FRIDAY NIGHT AT RICHLAND

Mrs. D. R. Williams, aged 63, native of Navarro county, died at her home in Richland Friday night at 10 o’clock after an illness of two months. The funeral will be held from the Richland Baptist church with burial in the Richland cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. T. A. Bohannan will conduct the rites.

Surviving are two sons, A. V. Williams, Navarro, and H. L. Williams, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. C. Sheppard, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. L. Burton, Richland; a brother, Jake Pickett, Dalhart; two half-brothers, Robert Pickett, Winkler, and Roy Pickett, Pickett; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Lillie Thomas, Pickett, and Mrs. Maud Terry, Fort Cobb, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Bill Brown, Roy Manning, Walter Hendon, Will Carter, Louis White, Sr., and Ernest Allen.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jan 27, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Daniel Richard Williams; d/o John Pickett buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery & Margaret Ann (Hackler) Pickett buried in Cosgrove cemetery

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FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR MRS. WILLIAMS AT RICHLAND CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. D. R. Williams, 63, native of Navarro county who died at the family residence in Richland Friday night after an illness of two months, were held from the Richland Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. Rev. T. A. Bohanan conducted the rites.

Surviving are two sons, A. V. Williams, Navarro, and H. L. Williams, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. C. Sheppard, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. L. Burton, Richland; a brother, Jake Pickett, Dalhart; two half-brothers, Robert Pickett, Winkler, and Roy Pickett, Pickett; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Lillie Thomas, Pickett, and Mrs. Maud Terry, Fort Cobb, Okla.

Pallbearers were Bill Brown, Roy Manning, Walter Hendon, Will Carter, Louis White, Sr., & Ernest Allen.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Feb. 1.—(Spl.)--Mrs. Dick Williams, who has been confined to her bed, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Burton, died Friday night, and was laid to rest in the Richland cemetery Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Williams leaves two daughters, Mrs. Clint Sheppard, Corsicana and Mrs. J. W. Burton, Richland, two sons, Edward Williams of Navarro and Hobert Williams of Dallas. We join in extending our sympathy to her family.

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Samuel Edgar Holloway
abt 1871 - Jan 28, 1934

RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Feb. 1.—(Spl.)—Mr. Holloway who lived near Kirven, and dropped dead Saturday was laid to rest in the Richland cemetery Monday also. He lived several years in Richland cemetery.

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James Robert Nixon
Nov 12, 1950 - Dec 13, 1994

James Robert Nixon

James Robert Nixon, 44, of Corsicana died Dec. 13, 1994 in Dallas.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Johnny Goodnight, Jerry Kiser, Mike Patton, Robert Fain, Randy Lutz and Mike Phillips.

Memorials can be made to the Youth Ministry of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He was born Nov. 12, 1950, in Abilene. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jeanne Nixon of Corsicana; a daughter, Jennifer Nixon of Corsicana; a brother, Johnny Wayne Glidewell of Abilene; three sisters, Sue Bargainer of Abilene, Bobbie Evans of Watuga and Betty Arnold of Warureka; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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John Bedford Scott
Jan 4, 1895 - Mar 11, 1965

Rites Saturday For J. B. Scott

Funeral services for J. B. Scott, 70, native of Malakoff, retired wholesale grocer will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Scott died at his home, 515 South Fifteenth street, Thursday morning. He had resided here since 1924.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Addie Mae Way, both of Corsicana; a brother, Dee Scott, Malakoff; three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Robertson, Mrs. T. B. McLain and Mrs. R. A. McClain, all of Malakoff; four grandchildren, Scott and Tim Way, both of Corsicana; Joe Way, Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Gene Allen Womack, Corsicana and a great-grandson, Gene Allen Womack, Jr., Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be J. A. McLain, Percy L. McLain, Duncan Robertson, Doyle Scott, P. N. Smith, Leon Phillips, George Hodge and T. A. Phillips.

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Hattie Gertrude (Smith) Baldauf
Jun 15, 1887 - Sep 4, 1965

Mrs. Baldauf Dies Saturday

Mrs. Hattie G. Baldauf, 78, died at the family residence, 1223 West Eleventh avenue, Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Native of Limestone county, Mrs. Baldauf had resided in Corsicana practically all of her life.

Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Baldauf, Corsicana, and Francis Baldauf, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Fay Hadley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Frank Clause, Linwood, Calif.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Hold Services Mrs. Baldauf

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie G. Baldauf, 78, 1223 West Eleventh avenue, who died at the family residence Saturday morning, was held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Baldauf, Corsicana, and Francis Baldauf, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Fay Hadley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Frank Clause, Linwood, Calif.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lowell Bonner, C. M. Starks, E. C. Raby, Davis Selman, R. H. Cord and Neil Baggett.

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Eula Jane "Jane" (Coulson) Sanders
Dec 25, 1918 - Oct 20, 2016
 
Jane Coulson Sanders, 97, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was born in Corsicana, Texas on Christmas Day, 1918, the youngest of 4 children to Eula Wilkerson Coulson and Lawson Carrick Coulson, a pharmacist who established the first pharmacy in Corsicana, Coulson’s Drug Store. Jane was the granddaughter of the Rev. G.A. Coulson, who moved to Corsicana from Kentucky in 1875 as one of “the pioneer Baptist ministers of Texas.”

After graduating from Corsicana High School, Jane attended U.T. Sul Ross in Alpine, Texas. In 1938, she married her high school sweetheart, C. Merlin (“Doc”) Sanders. After attending Brantley Draughn Business School in Fort Worth, TX, she was the first woman to work for Central Freight Lines, advancing from a stenographer to Office Manager, until moving back to Corsicana to raise a family. She returned to work in 1961 for “Four W Oil Company” as Executive Secretary to Robert L. Wheelock, Jr. for 23 years. She and her husband Merlin enjoyed many years collecting and selling antique furniture in their business “Doc’s Shop & Antiques” in Corsicana, which was featured on “4-Country Reporter” and “P.M. Magazine” television shows in the early 1980’s, recognizing Doc’s beautiful stained glass window creations.

Mrs. Sanders was a lifelong member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was active as a Sunday School teacher and Youth Fellowship sponsor. She was a member of “Le Livre” Literary Club, Kinsloe House Woman’s Club Association and Soiree’ Social Club. She enjoyed her family, her church and friends, playing bridge, reading, music, and beautiful antiques.

Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Merlin “Doc” Sanders; her parents; brother, Billy Lawson Coulson of Abilene, TX; sisters, Renee McClure of Corsicana and Laura Delle Lawton of The Woodlands, TX; and nephew, Mike McClure of Corsicana.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by her daughter, Janet Ritter and husband John of Irving, TX; and son, Honorable Nick Sanders and wife Lynda of Trophy Club, TX; also by grandson, Wade Lawson Sanders and wife Anne; and great-granddaughter, Dallas Suzanne and great-grandson Lawson Sanders of Fort Worth, TX. She is also survived by loving nephews and nieces, Timothy Coulson McClure, wife Samantha and family of Austin, TX and David Lawson McClure and wife Trish of Arlington, VA; also Carole Ann Sanders of Jacksboro, TX, Mike Sanders and wife Phyllis, Phil Sanders and wife Teresa of Peaster, TX, and Steve Sanders and wife Myreen of Weatherford, TX; as well as Cynthia Sanders Roseborough and husband Darryl of Fort Worth, TX, and Linda Sanders Munn and husband Ken of Tyler, TX.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00AM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Angels Rescue & Dog Sanctuary, C/O Carole Sanders, Founder & President, PO BOX 336, Jacksboro, TX 76458; Westminster Presbyterian Church 312 N. 13th St, Corsicana, TX 75110; or Camp Sionito, PO BOX 908, Burleson, TX 76097.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Oct 21, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Carl Merlin "Doc" Sanders buried in Oakwood Cem., Corsicana, TX; d/o Lawson Carrick Coulson & Eula (Wilkerson) Coulson
  • Eula is assumed to be buried at Oakwood Cemetery but need verification

Leannah Jane (Bass) Ross
Jun 8, 1861 - Apr 14, 1934

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS WAS BURIED SUNDAY

Mrs. Leannah Jane Ross, aged 72 years, resident of this section for the past 42 years died three miles east of Corsicana Saturday evening at 7 o’clock after an illness of ten days. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Shivers.

Surviving are her husband, J. A. Ross, three daughters, Mrs. L. M. Jones, Corsicana 1; Mrs. R. P. Soape, Gladewater; and Mrs. A. E. Smith, Luling; three grandchildren, two brothers, W. H. Bass, Roane, and J. W. Bass, Midnight, Miss. and a sister. Mrs. E. M. Stone, Olive Branch, Miss.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mabel W. Wood
Nov 12, 1863 - Mar 19, 1934

MISS MABEL WOOD DIES IN DALLAS; BURIAL BE HERE

Miss Mabel W. Wood, age 40 years, of Fort Worth, died in Dallas Monday morning at 6:45 o’clock after an illness of three months. The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Providence cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Pierce, pastor of the First Baptist church, Mexia.

Miss Wood was a native of Corsicana and resided here until 14 years of age.

Surviving are her father, R. A. Wood, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. E. O. Holland, Breckenridge, and Mrs. H. F. Mace, Mexia; and a brother, Fred R. Wood, Jacksonville.

Pallbearers will be Byron Harwell, Jeff Harwell, Amos Harwell, William Harwell, Lester Lee Harwell and Tom Hill.

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FT. WORTH WOMAN WAS BURIED HERE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Miss Mabel W. Wood, 40, of Fort Worth, who died in Dallas Monday morning at 6:45 o’clock after an illness of several months, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. B. Pierce, pastor of the Baptist church at Mexia.

Miss Wood was a native of Corsicana and resided here until 14 years if age.

Surviving are her father, R. A. Wood, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. E. O. Holland, Breckenridge; and Mrs. H. F. Mace, Mexia; and a brother, Fred R. Wood, Jacksonville.

Pallbearers were Byron Harwell, Jeff Harwell, Amos Harwell, William Harwell and Lester Lee Harwell and Tom Hill.

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Robert Augustus Wood
Feb 13, 1863 - Oct 12, 1936

Mexia Man Buried Providence Cemetery Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Robert O. Wood, aged 73 years, who died at his home in Mexia Monday night, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home in Mexia Tuesday afternoon 16 2 o’clock with burial in the Providence cemetery near Mildred. Rev. R. O. Story of Mexia conducted the rites.

Surviving are a son, Fred Wood, Palestine, and two daughters, Mrs. H. F. Mace, Mexia, and Mrs. Bill Holland, Parks, Texas.

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Mary Eliza (Morrow) Fitzgerald
Mar 11, 1862 - Jul 1, 1934

Former Resident Of Blooming Grove Dies

ATHENS, July 11—Funeral services for Mrs. L. J. Fitzgerald, 72, who died suddenly Tuesday, were held Wednesday with burial in the City cemetery. Prior to moving to Athens many years ago, the family resided at Blooming Grove.

Surviving are her husband, a son, and four daughters. One daughter, Mrs. Earl Brown, resides at Kerens.

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Leonard Jessie Fitzgerald
Oct 6, 1854 - Aug 7, 1942

L. J. FITZGERALD BE BURIED ATHENS SUNDAY AFTERNOON

L. J. Fitzgerald, 88, former resident of the Blooming Grove community died at Dallas late Friday afternoon, and a native of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Athens where he resided. The services will be held at the Athens Presbyterian church, beginning at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in the Athens cemetery.

Rites will be conducted by Rev. R. E. Joiner and Rev. R. B. Cooper.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A. M. Brown, Dallas; Mrs. E. L. Brown, Blooming Grove and Mrs. Jim Tipping, Purdon; two sons, Stivie Fitzgerald, Dallas, and Ocie Fitzgerald, Oklahoma; 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home is directing.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT ATHENS FOR L. J. FITZGERALD

Funeral services for L. J. Fitzgerald, 99, former resident of the Blooming Grove community were held Sunday afternoon at Athens where he resided 30 years prior to his moving to Dallas. He died in a Dallas clinic Friday afternoon following a stroke.

Services were held from the First Presbyterian church of Athens and interment was in the Athens cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, S. K. Fitzgerald, Dallas; Ocie Fitzgerald, Oklahoma; four daughters, Mrs. Jim Tipping, Purdon; Mrs. Earl L. Brown, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. W. Donohoe, Cisco, and Mrs. A. M. Brown, Dallas; 34 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Three of his grandchildren are in the service of the armed forces, W. W. Donohoe, Jr. is in the army air corps; ; Cleo Fitzgerald is in the U. S. Navy, and Eldon Tipping is in the Calvary of the U. S. Army.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Dorothy Bruce Childress
Nov 24, 1933 - Aug 4, 1934

BABY DIED RESULT BURNS INFLICTED AS IRON EXPLODES

Funeral services for Dorothy Bruce Childress, eight months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Childress of Emhouse, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Emhouse, with interment in Grady cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jenkins.

The child was severely burned Thursday afternoon t the family home at Emhouse when a gasoline iron used by the mother, exploded. She was brought to the clinic and succumbed Saturday.

She is survived by her parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeLaFosse of Emhouse, and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Childress of Rankin and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 4, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Grady cemetery, Ellis County, Texas
  • d/o James Bruce Childress and Charlotte (DeLaFosse) Childress-Walker buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.

Marilyn (Green) Talbott
Apr 21, 1933 - Mar 4, 2018

Marilyn (Green) Talbott, 84, a longtime resident of Knox City, TX, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 2:00p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the O’Brien Cemetery with Rev. Chas Shira officiating. Services are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Knox City. A visitation is planned from 6:00-7:00p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the funeral home, 210 Avenue A, Knox City, TX.

Marilyn was born April 21, 1933 in Ellis, Co., to Katy (Wood) and A.J. Green. She married Dan Talbott on October 6, 1951 in Houston, TX. Ranching was always Marilyn’s passion. She worked as a Herdswoman for Miller Cattle Company in Arkansas until 1988. She and Dan later retired in Knox City.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Hughes and husband Gary of Post; grandson, Derek Hughes and wife Kaylee of Lubbock; great-granddaughter, Hallie Hughes of Lubbock; great-grandson, Hunter Hughes of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Katy (Wood) Green; father, A.J. Green; husband, Dan Talbott; infant son; and four sisters.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The First Baptist Church, O’Brien, or the American Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Dan Talbott married Oct. 6, 1951 d/o James Arthur “Jim” Green buried in Lone Oak cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx. and Katie Lee (Wood) Green (son Daniel Green Talbott buried in Lone Oak Cemetery)

Helen Faye Redford
Mar 26, 1926 - Jul 5, 1934

Little Girl Died Here; Burial Take Place Prairie Point

Helen Faye, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Redford, died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. J. A. Jetton, 506 North Eighteenth street, Thursday morning at 8:30 and funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial at Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, two sisters, two brothers and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens had charge of the services.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 6, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Ernest Edward Redford and Gladys (Jetton) Redford buried in Earthman Resthaven cemetery, Houston, Texas

John Benjamin Lee
Aug 7, 1871 - Aug 7, 1934

Kerens Man Buried In Prairie Point Cemetery Aug. 8

J. B. Lee of Kerens died August 7 and funeral services were conducted the next day by Rev. W. L. Phillips, Primitive Baptist Minister. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. Mr. Lee died on his birthday, having been born August 7, 1871.

Surviving are his wife and ten children, Nellie, Frank, Hazel, Ruby, J. P., Bedford, Travis, Marvis, Ruth and Dorothy; his mother, three brothers, four sisters, a grandson and other relatives.

Mr. Lee was a candidate for justice of the peace in the Kerens district in the first primary.

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Opal Vivian (Mayo) Hawkins
Mar 13, 1905 - Mar 6, 1934

FORMER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN TYLER

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Methodist church in Bazette for Mrs. W. H. Hawkins, formerly Miss Opal Mayo, who died at her home in Tyler Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock after a short illness. Interment was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

She is survived by her husband and three small sons, Lowell, Lindell, and Kenneth Ray, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Mayo and four brothers and four sisters and numerous other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Ralph Sharrer, Thurman Penny, Curry Mayo, Willard Mayo, Theo Misner, Bryan Paschal. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins formerly resided here until about two years ago when they moved to Tyler.

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James Wesley Greer
Feb/Mar 2, 1873 - Nov 19, 1934

FUNERAL TUESDAY AT PRAIRIE POINT FOR J. W. GREER

Funeral services for James Wesley Greer, aged 61 years, farmer residing two miles northeast of Powell, who died Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock after an illness of two weeks, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock after an illness of two weeks, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Prairie Point where burial was made. He had resided in the Powell community for 15 years.


Surviving are his wife, two sons, W. O. Greer, Kerens, and L. R. Greer, Powell; three daughters, Mrs. G. H. Ramsey, Corsicana; Mrs. G. H. Bulin, Waco and Miss Julia Mae Greer, Powell; and two brothers, R. L. Greer, Booneville, Miss., and W. F. Greer, Guntown, Miss.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Edwin Ainsworth
Nov 11, 1933 - Dec 13, 1934

Little Child Died In Doctor’s Office Thursday Afternoon

Charles Edward Ainsworth, 11-month-son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Ainsworth of the Roane community died at a local physician’s office Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock. Funeral services will be at the Prairie Point cemetery, where interment will be made at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. R. H. Heizer will conduct the services. The child had been ill for several months and became suddenly worse Wednesday night and was brought to Corsicana for treatment Thursday morning.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Bernice Ainsworth, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Ainsworth, Powell, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Thomas, Drane.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ronald Gene Ainsworth
B&D May 14, 1962

Infant Rites Held Tuesday

Graveside rites for Ronald Gene Ainsworth, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ainsworth, 7738 Row Lane, Houston, who died Monday, were held Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Ressie Ainsworth, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bronson, Greenville.

Corley directed.

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Vernon Brewer "Shots" Ainsworth
Apr 26, 1906 – Jan 3, 1973

V. B. Ainsworth

V. B. (Shot) Ainsworth, 66 of Kerens died Wednesday night in Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery at Bazette.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena Ainsworth, Kerens; one son, Marshall Ainsworth, Dallas; three grandchildren; two brothers, W. D. Ainsworth, Powell and W. A. Ainsworth, San Benito, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Lee Redford of Lubbock; Mrs. Murphy Dogle of Irving, and Mrs. W. B. Ware and Mrs. Malvin Keathley, both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ainsworth was an employe of Texas Miller Co. and member of the Kerens Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Sam Upchurch, Jude Perry, Red Rutherford, J. R. Bush, Alton Thomason, and Johnny Wright.

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V. B. Ainsworth

KERENS – Funeral services for V. B. (Shot) Ainsworth, 66, Kerens, were held at 10 a.m. Friday at a local funeral chapel, with burial in Prairie Point cemetery at Bazette. The Rev. Robert Johns and Rev. Clyde Campbell officiated.

He is survived by his widow, one son, three grandchildren, two brothers, four sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Rodney Charles Abbott
Aug 31, 1987 - May 30, 2018
 
Rodney Charles Abbott passed away suddenly on May 30, 2018 in Henderson County, Texas.

Rodney Charles Abbott of Eustace, Texas, was born on August 31, 1987 in Corsicana, Texas. He was raised in Eustace, Texas and graduated from Eustace High School. After graduation he went into the Air Force and after serving four years, with a tour in Afghanistan and North Carolina, was honorably discharged. When he graduated from basic training he married his high school sweetheart, Lauren. They were married for ten years and have four children.

Rodney was fun loving all his life and extremely competitive. He loved football, which he played in high school, even playing with broken bones. He cared for all his friends and would do anything for anybody. He was generous to a fault. He loved Gary Don Lemaster (his nephew), Bric Slampa, Drake Bentley and Collin Russell like brothers and he had many other friends.

Rodney was preceded in death by his father Gary Clifford Abbott, his daughter Lilly Nicole Abbott, his grandparents, Maurice and Terry Burroughs and Clifford and Hazel Abbott.

His wife Lauren Abbott, sons Lathon, Rodney (JR) & Tripp Abbott and his daughter Harper Abbott will miss him so much.

He will be missed by his Mother, Terry Ann Grinie and his Stepfather Samuel R. Grinie, Mother-in-law Nancy Cravey and Father-in-law Shannon (Droop) Cravey. He will also be greatly missed by his brother Danny Abbott, sister Glenna Johnson and her husband Brian Johnson, his sister Brigette Abbott Smock, sister-in-law Haley Cravey and her husband Luke Bradley. Nieces and nephews Gary Don Lemaster, Rebekah Lemaster, Danielle Abbott, Sterling and Cody Smock, Hannah Abbott, Brenda and Everly Bradley.

He will always be in our hearts.

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Jack Steele, Jr.
Jun 1, 1944 -March 8, 2013
 
Jack Steele, 68, died at home in Marstons Mills on March 8 with his wife Karen at his side. Born on June 1, 1944 in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of the late Jack Steele Sr. and the late Mary Catherine Steele (Castle). Jack was raised in Corsicana, Texas and graduated from Corsicana High School. He received his B.A. and Masters degrees from the University of Texas. Jack's lifelong passion was literature. An award-winning writer, teacher, bookseller, and constant reader, his life revolved around books. His writing was often inspired by his travels to places such as Europe, Thailand, Japan, and especially Mexico, to which he was particularly drawn. He often stayed with local families there in order to have a more authentic experience and to further develop his Spanish language skills. In 2004, Jack traced the Mexican route taken by Graham Greene in 1938, documented in his book "The Lawless Roads." Jack wrote of his own experience in "Other Sides: A Journey Without Maps." Jack taught at both Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. He was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant for fiction writing, and his work was published in many literary journals. Jack and Karen met in Denver, Colorado and were married and spent many years living in Texas before relocating to Cape Cod. In recent years they spent winters in Santa Barbara, California. Jack is survived by his wife of 32 years, Karen Steele (Bean) of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts; daughter Katherine Dantin and her husband Thomas of Manhattan Beach, California; son Jack C. Steele of San Antonio, Texas; brother Gregg Steele and his wife Cathy of San Rafael, California; brother Steve Steele of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren Calloway and Thomas; the Bean family of Cape Cod and Florida; many nieces and nephews and their children; and some good friends around the world. There will be a private family memorial at Jack's final resting place in Santa Barbara. Jack's favorite charity is Doctors Without Borders, and tribute donations may be made in his name.

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Jose Alizandro Martinez
February 13, 1948 - June 16, 2018"
 
Jose Alizandro Martinez, at 70, passed away in Baylor Hospital June 16, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He was a resident of Corsicana, Texas. He was the son of Juanita M. Martinez and Alizandro Martinez.

Jose lived in his ranch in Corsicana with his loyal dog Charlie; where he fulfilled his life long dream. He had his bull, cows, horses, chickens, roosters and a mule. He loved taking care of his animals and his garden; unfortunately he got sick and was diagnosed with cancer, in which he lost his battle.

He is survived by his 6 beautiful children: Patricia (Juan Carlos) Giraldo, Juanita Trejo, Yvonne (Rene) Osorio, Jose Martinez, Angelic Marie Martinez, Antonio Martinez and he also raised Priscilla Marie Polk, all from Illinois. He had 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was also survived by siblings Maria Polly Sandoval from Dallas Texas and Maria Teresa Fuentes from Laredo Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Alizandro and Juanita Martinez, brother Martin Martinez, and sisters, Maria Guadalupe Dominguez, Maria Rosario Reyna and Marta Lara.

Jose Alizandro requested to have his remains cremated. His ashes will be scattered in his ranch in Corsicana,Texas.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Wednesday at David Clayton and Sons Funeral Home, 200 W. Center St., Duncanville, Texas 75116. Service to follow at 4:00 pm

HIS BLESSING May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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Lillie V. (Dechaume) Lee
Jun 14, 1940 - Jan 15, 2018

Lillie V. Lee, 77, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on January 15, 2018 in Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas.
Lillie was born June 14, 1940 in Powell, Texas to Frank Dechaume aka Franklyn and Leona Odessa Caps Dechaume.
Lillie was raised in Powell, Texas and graduated for Powell High School. She met and married her husband, Bobby Joe Lee. Lillie was blessed to be a wife and a stay-at-home mother. Lillie loved the Lord and all of her family.
Her husband Bobby Joe; her parents; eight brothers – Wiley Eugene Dechaume Sr., George Wayne Dechaume, Franky Dechaume, Billy Wayne Dechaume, Earnest Dechaume, Hubert Dechaume, Robert Earl Dechaume, and Junior Schedule; two sisters - Lillian Catherine Sanders and Annie Faye Dechaume; 3 children – Linda Lee; George Lee and Bill Lee and 2 great-grandkids preceded Lillie in death.
Lillie is survived by son, Carl Lee Jr. from the Metroplex; daughter, Rita R Lee of Colbert , OK; son, Robert Joe Lee and wife Vicki Lee of Colbert, OK; sister, Martha Atkinson of Purdon; 7 grandkids, Travis Beldin, Scott Beldin; Clayton Beldin; Tommy Horn, April Horn, Jessica Horn and Gegory Jarman; 28 great-grandkids; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her ashes will be interred at the New Pursley Cemetery in Pursley, Texas, privately by her son in the near future.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Bobby Joe Lee; d/o Franklyn Dechaume & Leona Odessa Caps Dechaume

Gary Wilkerson
Nov 7, 1959 - Nov 7, 2005

Gary Wilkerson, 46, of Corsicana, Texas, died on Monday, November 7, 2005, in Corsicana, Texas. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 12, 2005 at the Colorado City Cemetery, with, Raford Dunagan, officiating.He was born on November 7, 1959, in Big Spring, Texas and married Rita Dickens. Gary was born and raised in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School in 1978. He had worked for Dawson Geophysical for twenty years and for Swift Transportation Corporation for the last three years. He moved to Corsicana two years ago from Big Spring. He loved playing golf and NASCAR racing. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Rita Wilkerson of Corsicana; four sons, Alfred Dickens and wife, Jamia of Midland, Daniel Dickens and wife, Whitney of Watertown, New York; Chris Wilkerson and Cory Wilkerson both of Corsicana; his mother, Wynell Wilkerson of Big Spring; one sister, Tracie Lindsey of Big Spring; and two grandchildren, Thomas Dickens and Matthew Dickens; and one niece, Brooke Lindsey. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph E. Wilkerson. Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

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Billy Ray Cannon
Oct 6, 1932 - Apr 14, 2008

Billy Ray Cannon was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Glendale, Texas, to Ransom Pension Cannon and Burnice Lesser Cannon and passed away April 12, 2008, in Houston, Texas.

Billy Ray was raised in Corsicana and graduated from the Corsicana State School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 - 1955; worked for W. K .M./ACF Industries for thirty seven years and was a private store owner in Soda for five years.Throughout the years, Billy Ray's big enjoyments were being a big Astros and Texas Longhorn fan, raising cattle, relaxing outdoors, cooking, hunting and fishing and just enjoying being outside the daily office routine.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Louise Cannon of Riverside; son and wife, Mark and Sherry Cannon of Katy; daughter and husband, Cindy and John Petrosky of Needville; daughter, Roslyn White of Richmond; granddaughter, Cristina Cannon of New York City; granddaughter, Michelle Waltmon of Deer Park; granddaughter, Bridget Lagas of Needville; granddaughter, Morgan White of Rosenberg; great grandsons, Justin Waltmon, Joshua Lagas, Joseph Lagas, and Jonathan Holt; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in the Chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Otis Byers officiating.

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Susan Jeanette (Adkins) Estes
March 4th, 1962 - October 20, 2017

Susan Jeannette (Adkins) Estes was born to parents Jim Adkins and Janice (Cox) in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on March 4th, 1962. She was raised in Sapulpa and went to Sapulpa High School. Susan passed away in Corsicana, Texas on October 20, 2017 at the age of 55.

Susan lived in Sapulpa, Oklahoma for many years before moving to Waxahachie, Texas. Susan loved being with family and loved her children and grandchildren. She could be silly and goofy. She made holidays and other family gatherings fun with her sense of humor and “off the wall” remarks. She was a good cook and enjoyed cook outs and family get togethers.

Susan was preceded in death by her mother Janice Cox; and her son Jesse Estes. She leaves behind her father, Jim Adkins; daughter Sheila Gonzalez, her husband Carlos and their children Christopher, Lucas, Liam and Weston; daughter Amanda Estes-Lizarrag, her husband Ben and children Nicolas, Zacary, Jeremiah, Heather and; grandson Jesse Michael, Jr., Rosa and Teresa (Jesse’s children); sister Mary Beth Surber and husband Roger; sister Kelly Gaither and husband Tim; sister Franda Goodgion; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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John Allen Ward
Feb 2, 1954 - Dec 27, 2017

John Allen Ward, age 63, of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Born on February 2, 1954 in Corsicana, Texas, he was the youngest child of Martha and Travis Ward. He grew up in Athens, Texas and attended high school at Culver Military Academy. He came back to Texas and graduated from Corsicana high school. John attended the University of Texas Austin, where he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated with a B.B.A. John chose a career in real estate; he held broker's licenses in three states. He sold and managed lake resort properties. He and his former wife, Michele Burris, raised two wonderful sons, John and Ben. John loved his sons; he was so proud of them. They loved him dearly and gave him the greatest pleasure in his life. John cheered for the Dallas Cowboys, winning or losing and loved the Texas Longhorns. He watched old games even though he knew the outcome. He also loved water skiing and being on the lake. John's unlimited warmth, generosity, loyalty, and sense of humor gained him the love and respect of many friends wherever he went. He loved helping people and held a strong leadership role in AA, very often leading meetings and making speeches of encouragement. John was a loving father, husband, son, brother and uncle. His father, Travis Ward, preceded him in death. He will be missed by his mother, Martha Carroll; his sons, John Allen Ward III and Benjamin Michael Ward. Also by his brothers Randy Ward and his wife, Katherine, Mike Ward and his wife Charlya, his sister, Debra Pierce and his former wife, Michele Burris. His nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Miller, Caroline Williams, Christine Flanagan, Allison Pierce, Rachel Gray, Laurie Brown, Randall Ward, Marybeth McMillan, and Michael Ward and seventeen great nieces and nephews will also miss him. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, at United Methodist Church, Cox Chapel, at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children or a charity of your choice.

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William H. "Billy" Redden
( ? - 2018)

William H. "Bill" Redden, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. metallurgist, died Tuesday from Alzheimer's disease and bone cancer at his Solomons home.

He was 93 and had formerly lived in the Hampton neighborhood of Baltimore County.

Mr. Redden was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas, where he graduated in 1934 from Corsicana High School.  [Note: listed as a senior in the 1935 Corsican]

He attended college at the University of Texas and earned an engineering degree in 1938 from what was then Carnegie Institute, now Carnegie Mellon University. He also did graduate work at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Redden then entered Bethlehem's "Loop Program," which trained young engineers in all aspects of steel making.

Just before the outbreak of World War II, Mr. Redden was transferred to Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant, where he joined the metallurgical department.

Because of the important nature of his job and of the necessity of steel for the war effort, Mr. Redden was given an occupational deferment that kept him from military service.

He held several steel-making patents and was promoted to assistant chief metallurgist at Sparrows Point, where he continued working until retiring in 1980.

He had been an active member of the American Society of Metallurgy.

After retiring, he moved to Conway, S.C., where he and his wife of 58 years, the former Margaret F. "Peggy" Yancura lived, until moving to Solomons in 1997.

He was an avid golfer and had been a member of the Sparrows Point Country Club where he made a hole-in-one, family members said.

Mr. Redden had been a member and elder of Havenwood Presbyterian Church in Timonium.

Services for Mr. Redden were held Friday in Lusby.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Redden is survived by three sons, David L. Redden of Poolesville, Robert S. Redden of Morris Plains, N.J., and Paul W. Redden of Dale City, Va.; a sister, Clarece Martin of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Pearl Estelle "Peggy" (Gordon) Cook
Dec 1, 1923 - Apr 5, 2014

PEARL ESTELL (PEGGY) COOK

Pearl Estell Gordon (Peggy) Cook passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at her home surrounded by her three daughters. Peggy was born December 1, 1923 in Corsicana and was the youngest child of Holland Fields Gordon and Agnes Amy Byrne Gordon.

She was raised in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1940. [Note: Listed as a Senior in the 1941 Corsican]  She married Jesse Collin (John) Cook, Jr. on March 22, 1942 at Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church by Rev. Allen E. Peacock.

Peggy was a homemaker, devoted wife and mother to three daughters and grandmother to eight grandchildren. She also found time to serve in P.T.A., was a lifetime member of Women's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church, was an active member of 7th Street United Methodist Church and a charter member of Oak Park United Methodist Church. At Oak Park, she held several positions in the Sarah Circle and the Friendship Sunday School Class along with volunteering with Bible School and the Annual Rummage Sales. She served as president of the "Garden Plotters Garden Club", participated in the "Birthday Club" with a group of church friends and recently served as an Ambassador at Sterling House Assisted Living to welcome and orientate new residents.

She is survived by her three daughters Peggy Dillard (Richard) of Belton, Alice Garcia (Ted) of Temple and Sally Vaughan, also of Temple. Her eight grandchildren are DeAnna Powers (Mark) of Lewisville, Richard Dillard of Dumas, Chad Dillard of Belton, Gabe Garcia (Elissa) of Temple, Eric Garcia of Stillwater, OK, Trenton Vaughan (Ashley) of Temple, Tyson Vaughan(Julie Tuck) of Burleson, Teysha Vaughan (Dustin Jasper) of Temple, twelve great-grandchildren: Ashley Powers (Mike Metzler) of Carrollton, Hayley Elrod (Peyton) of Lewisville, Hunter Dillard of White Oak, Julia & Gabby Garcia of Temple, Brodie Vaughan of Burleson, Ross, Ryon, and Ely Vaughan, and Charles Lankford, all of Temple and Joshua and Garrett Powers both of Lewisville, TX. She had one great-great granddaughter, Emma Lauren Powers.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Jesse Collin (John) Cook, Jr., her parents, six sisters, two brothers and a daughter, Cathy Jane Cook.

Pallbearers will be Chad Dillard, Gabe Garcia, Tyson Vaughan, Trenton Vaughan, Joshua Powers and Garrett Powers. Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons Brodie Vaughan, Ely Vaughan, Ryon Vaughan, Ross Vaughan and Charles Lankford.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Oak Park UMC Sanctuary Fund (5505 S. 31st St., Temple, TX 76502).

The Cook Family will receive guests for a time of visitation on Tuesday April 8, 2014 from 5-7pm at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Wednesday April 9 in the chapel at Crawford-Bowers at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Bellwood Memorial Park.

The family would like to express deep appreciation to all the caregivers who showered her with love and attention: the staff of Sterling House Assisted Living of Temple (Lisa, K.T. and all the angels that were so caring) the nurses & staff of Bluebonnet Hospice, Scott & White physicians Dr. Mack & Dr. Mirkes and Nurse Lesa, who were such a blessing. God bless you.

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Joe Bob Sampson
May 3, 1928 - Jan 23, 2016

Joe Bob "JB" Sampson departed this world peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and friends, on January 23, 2016, at the age of 87. JB was born May 3rd, 1928, in Corsicana, Texas. He was raised by his mother, Ola "Jimmie" Meador, and his adopted father, Clarence Menzler. He attended Jefferson High School in San Antonio where he was Drum Major in the marching band. While attending Trinity University, JB organized their first marching band and served as Drum Major.

JB's early years were defined by his love of music. He played multiple instruments. Early on he began working as a band instructor. Also being a natural-born salesman, JB was soon also selling musical instruments and band uniforms to schools all across the Southwest.
JB married Rhea Nash of San Antonio in 1949. They had seven children, Sharon, Laurance, Gerald, Lynn, James, Gary and Jay, five grandchildren, Loralyn, Misti, Norman, Kendall and Emily, and numerous great-grandchildren.

In the early 1950's, JB entered the fashion industry by joining Catalina Sportswear. He soon became a top national salesman. He moved his family to Dallas. He pioneered the Dallas Apparel Mart, the second largest of its kind in the US, as its first and largest original tenant. He was a highly respected leader in the fashion industry for over 40 years.

JB was a devoted son. In the early 1990's he retired back to San Antonio to care for his aged mother. With large extended families on both his parents' sides, JB enjoyed visiting and telling stories of his very exciting life. For his last birthday, JB happily hosted a large group at a patio restaurant in the Hill Country with lots of love, laughter, and joy.

JB was preceded in death by his parents, half-sister, Gwyn, Rhea (mother of his children), and his daughter, Sharon, and sons, Gerald and Gary.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Georgette, his children Laurance, Lynn, James and Jay, his five grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 28, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio 78218. The Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2015, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 502 Kayton Ave., San Antonio 78210. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial.

The family requests donations to Wounded Warriors Project in lieu of flowers.

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Faustino Granado
Feb 15, 1934 - Dec 17, 2017
 
Faustino Granado was born on February 15, 1934 in Corsicana , Texas, the son of the late Macedonio Granado and the late Luz (Acosta) Granado.

He entered into rest on December 17, 2017 in Cedar Hill, Texas.

He was raised in San Antonio, Texas and later moved to Michigan where he was a hard working field laborer. After leaving Michigan, he moved to the Dallas area where he worked many years for Gifford Hill Cement Co. Then for the remainder of his working career, he worked in the landscape business until his retirement.

Faustino (Tino) as he was known, enjoyed hunting and fishing. He collected many trophy deer and spent many seasons in the Sonora, Bracketville, Blanket and Brownwood, Texas areas.

In his younger days he was also a champion in the sport of cockfighting. He was well known as a trainer of champion roosters. He also enjoyed traveling with his family and spent many vacations in some of the most beautiful locations.

Tino is survived by his wife of 62 years, Delia, daughters, Vivian Silva (husband Arturo), Melinda DeLaRosa (husband Armando), son, Gilbert Granado (wife Lisa) grandchildren, Jimmy Hernandez, Leticia Corey (husband Jarod), MeganBeckham (husband Allen) Jordan and Sarah Granado and great-grandchildren, Lincoln and Audrey Beckham. Brothers, Ralph, Macedonio Jr., Oscar, Joseph, Miguel, Alfredo, Ricardo, sisters, Julia Granado, Maria Inez Davalos and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Calvary Hill Funeral Home Chapel, located at 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, TX 75220. The rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Calvary Hill North Chapel.

Burial will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery.

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Richard P. "Dick" Haney
Jun 18, 1919 - Feb 4, 2011

Dick Haney, born June 18, 1919, died February 4, 2011 was raised in Corsicana, Texas. He was married to Ruth Griffiths for 67 years. Dick was a bomber pilot in WWII in the Pacific Theater and made the Air Force a 30 year career. His wife and children, Scott, Carol, John and David survive him as well as 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Village 7 Presbyterian Church on February 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. He had a Great life and he lived it well!

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Jackson Leroy Bell
June 5, 1922 - Oct 20, 2015
 
Jackson Leroy Bell passed peacefully on October 20, 2015. He was born on June 5, 1922 on Oakwood, Texas. He was raised at the State Home for children in Corsicana, Texas. After high school graduation, he joined the Merchant Marines to serve during World War II. Shortly after leaving the Merchant Marines, he married Frankie Charlene Allmond on March 15, 1947. Leroy and Charlene moved to West Texas with his job selling drilling bits for the Reed Roller Bit Company. After short stays in Levelland, Texas, Hobbs and Tatum, New Mexico, they moved to Midland to begin his career in wholesale oil distribution with Eddins-Walcher Oil Co. In 1967, Leroy left Eddins-Walcher to start his own oil distributorship, Industrials Oils, Inc. After 47 successful years, he sold the company to several of his dedicated employees.

Leroy was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene, of 54 years; his second wife, Mary Cornwell, of 10 years and all of his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by; his son, Phillip and wife Sherry; grandson, Justin and his wife Samantha and great grandson Michael and by granddaughter Katherine and her husband Todd Ehlers and great granddaughter Mae.

Graveside Services will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Mary Beth Anton of First Presbyterian Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Girls Scouts of the Desert Southwest, Camp Mitre Peak Fund, 5317 N. Dixie, Odessa, Texas 79762 , or to Hospice of Midland, PO Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702.

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Juanita (Birdwell) Simmons
Mar 31, 1926 ~ Sep 12, 2017 (age 91)

Funeral services for Juanita Simmons, of Edgewood, are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Friday, September 15, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Edgewood. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Juanita passed away September 12, 2017, in Corsicana.

Juanita Birdwell Simmons was born March 31, 1926, to the late Fred and Altea Birdwell. She moved to Edgewood at an early age and graduated from Edgewood High School. She married Edward Devon Simmons in 1945 and together they raised four children, Mickey, Richard, John and Nancy. Juanita was a very loving mother and a hard worker. She was employed as a clerk at a grocery store, ran a fruit stand and helped on the farm and loved to fish. She was a long time member of Rainey’s Chapel.

She is preceded in death by her parents, as well as, her husband, Edward Devon Simmons and her sisters, Dessie Perritt and Allie McConnell.

Juanita is survived by her sons, Mickey Simmons and wife Candy of Spring Branch,

John Simmons and wife Jamie of Edgewood and Richard Simmons of Edgewood; daughter, Nancy Smith of Corsicana; grandchildren, April Osgood, Carter Simmons, Grant Simmons. Eric Smith, Curtis Simmons, Jarrett Simmons, Coleman Simmons and Mitchel Simmons; and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.

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Rebecca "Becky" (Keathley) McManus-Price
July 27, 1948 - July 1, 2018

Rebecca "Becky" Price (Keathley,) 69, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 1, 2018 [sic} at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Interment to follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Kenneth Ray McManus & Alvin "Wayne" Price; d/o Malvin Findley Keathley & Verna Mae (Ainsworth) Keathley

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Becky Price, age 69, passed away on July 1, 2018 at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, TX. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 27, 1948. Her parents were Malvin Findley Keathley and Verna Mae Keathley.

She worked as a Certified Nurses’ Aide most of her life. She loved taking care of everyone.

Becky enjoyed genealogy, traveling, horses, sewing and making numerous arts and craft projects for her family. She often said “her main hobby was having hobbies. She was a real “Country Girl” and loved everything in the country from the smallest critters to the grandest mountains and lakes.

She was preceded in death by her father, and her siblings; Ruth Gandre, Darce Lee Pape, Robert Howard Ruddock, Jr., Gail Sattler, and Jeffrey Ruddock.

Becky is survived by her husband, Alvin “Wayne” Price, her mother, Verna Mae Ainsworth Keathley. She is also survived by her children; Jessica McManus Paul and husband, Alon, Bruce Findley McManus and Crystal Criddle, and Jennifer McManus Robinson and Steve Allen. Becky also leaves behind to cherish her memories, her step-children; Dale Price and Lisa Allen, Davis Price and wife, Rose Marie Price, Amber Price Hepburn and husband, Danny, Jason McConnell and Bryan McConnell as well as her biological mother, Lorene Kerner and siblings; Ginger Doyle, Barbara Sanders and husband, Don, Beverly Uhren and husband, Danny and Jack Kerner and wife, Kathy, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 6 – 8 PM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Price, Steven Price, Daniel Price, Scott Dechaume, Daniel Hanna and Steve Allen.

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Maggie Pearl (O'Neal) Steen
May 5, 1906 - Nov 30, 1957

Maggie Pearl (O'Neal) Steen was born in Kelm, Texas, a small farm town in northwest Navarro County, to John Thomas O'Neal and Nannie Ophelia (Owen) O'Neal. She was the sixth of eight siblings. The family moved to nearby town of Emhouse when the railway was built going through Emhouse and bypassing Kelm. Her father built a cotton gin at Emhouse and was a cotton buyer. Her paternal grandparents were Lee Roy O'Neal and Minerva Emaline (Hamrick) O'Neal. Her maternal grandparents were George Washington Owen and Susan Anna (Herring) Owen. She was called by her nickname "Peggy" by family and friends, though some called her "Maggie Pearl". She married Evridge Ira Steen and they had two sons, Cosby Evridge Steen and Joe Blair Steen, both born at Emhouse. They moved to nearby Corsicana, Texas. She was a loving, devout Baptist and a very talented cook, housekeeper and seamstress. She made her grandchildren clothes and quilts, and she earned money by sewing for people. She sang in a quartet, singing alto. She died of acute myocardial infarction at the early age of 51. Her last words were "tell everybody I love them".

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Gerald W. Brown
Dec 3, 1926 - Jul 15, 2008

Gerald W. Brown, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at his home in Ennis. He was born in Emhouse, Texas on December 3, 1926 to parents Wallace Eugene Brown and Sudie Estha Reid Brown. Gerald served in the US Armed Forces during World War II. He worked at Ennis Business Forms for 28 years before retiring; and then enjoyed working on his ranch.

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann of 31 years; sons, David Brown and wife Melinda and Jerry Toth, Jr.; daughters, Lisa Noble and husband Bart, Barbara Perry, Brenda Mantooth, Glenda Valek and husband Thomas, Rosemary Brannon and husband Keith; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris Brown; brothers, Earl, Palmer, Douglas, Clarence, Wallace, Ralph, and Merrill; sisters, Lorain MacCaughtry and Ruth Kerr; daughter Monica Toth, and grandson Jason Perry.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:00 AM for those who wish to follow.

The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211

Visitation
Date Time
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6 to 8 p m

Visitation Location
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
800 S. Kaufman St.
Ennis, Texas 75119
Service
Date Time
Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:30 am

Service Location
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana Texas


Juan "Diego" Abundis
Oct 20, 2003 - Apr 7, 2018

Juan "Diego" Abundis, 14, of Italy, passed away on April 7, 2018. Burial will be at Frost Cemetery.

Juan was born in Waxahachie, Texas, to Juan and Frances Abundis.

He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, David Suaste and Antonia Ramirez.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Frances Suaste and Dywayne Walker; his father and stepmother, Juan Abundis and Isela Triguero; siblings: Rene Abundis, Fabian Abundis, and Rayn Walker; grandparents; Ramon and Maria Luna, and Antonio Abundis; godparents, Juan and Romelia Rodriguez; and countless uncles, aunts, and cousins.

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Joshua Strain Armstrong
May 10, 1980 - Dec 25, 10178

 
Joshua Strain Armstrong was born on May 10, 1980, in Orange, Orange County, Texas, to Strain and Nancy Armstrong.

He died a tragic and senseless death on December 25, 2017, in his home in Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas.

He graduated with honors from Little Cypress – Mauriceville High School in 1998, where he played football his senior year. He attended and graduated Texas A&M University in 2002 with a BS Degree in Biomedical Science. While there, he worked as an EMT and as a Medic in the Recreation Center and at Kyle Field during home football games. One of his first call-outs as an EMT was to the site of the Texas A&M Bonfire collapse. During his summers he served a counselor at Fish Camp.

After graduation, he moved to Round Rock, Texas, to be near his parents and his sister and her family. He applied the skills acquired in his degree field and the experiences as an EMT and Medic to his occupational field of pharmaceutical product development. The area of research he was presently working in was cancer. He had worked for three different companies, PPD, INC Research, and ICON. At ICON he had risen to, and served as, Project Manager until his tragic death on Christmas night.

Josh was a sensitive, considerate, sweet, charitable, fun loving, Christian young man who loved cars and loved to hunt, fish, camp, and water ski, and he loved to travel with his parents. He had taken his parents on a memorable trip to the UK…traveling by plane, car, train, and ferry to London, Scotland, and Ireland. Other trips with his parents were to Hawaii and a cruise to Cancun, Mexico.

He was preceded in death four months ago by his mother, Nancy Carole Armstrong and is survived by his father, Strain Armstrong, his sister, Jenifer Blackmon and her husband, Tom, nephew, Brody Blackmon, niece, Bailey Blackmon and several uncles, aunts, and cousins, and his faithful dog companion, Klein. Josh will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Josh will be cremated and his ashes, mixed with some of his mother’s ashes, will be buried next to his mother and father’s plot in the Frost Cemetery, Frost, Texas.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 6,2018 at 2:00 pm with a visitation beginning at 1:30 at Ramsey Funeral Home.


Edwin E. Ayres
July 25, 1922 - Oct 27, 2009

Edwin E. Ayres was born in Kerens, Texas on July 25, 1922 to Stewart and Janie Glass Ayres. Edwin passed away in a Kaufman hospital on October 27, 2009. Edwin was raised in Kerens and later moved to Scurry where he attended Scurry-Rosser Schools. He joined the U. S. Navy serving in World War II. After, the war Edwin moved to Kaufman where he worked for the Kaufman Locker Plant for thirty-eight years retiring in 1985. Edwin was a member of the Kaufman Church of Christ. On June 25, 1947 Edwin married Virginia Watt in Hedley, Texas. He is survived by his wife: Virginia of Kaufman, son: Edwin Michael Ayres and his wife Lisa of Irving, daughter: Kay Ayres Naff and her husband Allen of Bertram, brother: Roy Carrol Ayres of Sacramento, California, grandchildren: Ginger Floyd, Todd Naff, David Ayres and Paul Ayres, great-grandchildren: Charlie, Kallen, Addison, Logan and Ava Kate and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. at the Kaufman Church of Christ with interment following in Kaufman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be to the Boles Childrens Home in Quinlan, TX or to the Hickory Square Retirement Center in Kaufman


Ozie David Hassell
Nov 18, 1958 - Mar 19, 2018

Ozie David Hassell, age 59, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Kerens Care Center in Kerens, Texas. He was born November 18, 1958 in Waxahachie to Ozie D. and Ruth (Beasley) Hassell. He attended Red Oak ISD. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and loved riding on the tractor with Daddy. He also loved listening to music and singing.

Survivors include two sisters, Jo Johnson and Jean Goodloe and husband Bobby; nephews and nieces, Kenny Johnson and wife Lea, Keith Johnson and wife DeAnn; Kendra Blakley and husband David, Robert Lynn Goodloe and wife Terrie and Brian Goodloe and wife Kim; numerous great nieces and nephews; a host of friends at the Kerens Care Center and special cousin, Harold Varner. David was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary Lynn Hassell and brother-in-law, Kenneth Johnson.

Graveside service and interment is scheduled for 10AM Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Red Oak Cemetery with Reverend Bayard Pratt officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

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Bennie Vera (Poole) Nowell
Feb 7, 1893 - Oct 31, 1976

Mrs. Nowell

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Percy Nowell, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Twilight Home.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Arkansas, lived in Corsicana 54 years, and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Her husband, Percy Nowell preceded her in death May 31, 1971.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. C. R. Hayden of Corsicana; a son, Ben Nowell of Corsicana; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two nieces.

Pallbearers include Roy Nowell, S. B. Nowell, Don Tekell, A. H. Brent, Maurice Pollock, and Albert Merrell.

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Mrs. Nowell

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Percy Nowell, 83, of Corsicana who died Sunday in Twilight Home.

The Rev. Elvis H. Egge officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Percy Nowell
Oct 5, 1892 - May 31, 1971

Nowell

Percy Nowell, 78, retired service station operator and resident of Corsicana the past 60 years, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Henderson county, he was a member of the Baptist Church, Woodman of the World lodge and American Legion and was a veteran of World War 1.

Funeral services will be at Corley Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ron Wells officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow of the home. 1520 W. 6th Ave.; one son, Ben Nowell, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. C. R. Hayden, Corsicana; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Thurman Roberts, Malvin Keathley, Hugh Cummins, Bill Hutson, Frank Arnett, Tim Patrick, Gene Stewart and Jim Woodard.

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Joyce Louise Oliver
Aug 15, 1929 - Aug 25, 1935

GLADEWATER GIRL WAS BURIED HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Joy Louise Oliver, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Oliver of Gladewater, who died in Gladewater Saturday, were held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Monday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the church.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Roy Clarence Oliver, all of Gladewater.

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

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Charles Henry Stevens
Feb 26, 1854 - Aug 24, 1935

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED JACKSONVILLE; BURIED HERE SUNDAY

Funeral services for Charles H. Stevens, aged 81 years, former long-time resident of Corsicana who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Stell at Jacksonville Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Stell, Jacksonville and Mrs. Marie Gleason, Dallas; and two sons, Roy Stevens, Jacksonville, and Gus Stevens, Missouri.

Pallbearers were John Hughes, Allen Edens, Arthur Huitt, Tom Gries, Nick Gries, B. I. Tarbutton, E. B. Jarnigan and A. B. Langston.

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

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Roy Clarence Oliver
Jan 22, 1905 - Oct 8, 1961

Roy Oliver Rites Slated

Roy Oliver, 56, of Hawkins, died in Gladewater Sunday.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood.

Surviving are his wife of Hawkins; a son, Roy Oliver, Jr., Hawkins; two brothers, Joe and Chester Oliver, both of Somerville; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Cook, Mrs. Ella Hovis, Mrs. Lorene McGriffin and Mrs. Ruth Vassdel, all of Wickenburg, Ariz. and other relatives.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

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Roy Oliver Services Held

Graveside rites for Roy Oliver, 56, of Hawkins, who died in Gladewater Sunday, were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Hawkins; a son, Roy Oliver, Jr., Hawkins; two brothers, Joe and Chester Oliver, both of Somerville; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Cook, Mrs. Ella Hovis, Mrs. Lorene McGriffin and Mrs. Ruth Vassdel, all of Wickenburg, Ariz. and other relatives.

Corley handled local arrangements.

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Hattie Irene (Parks) Thompson
Aug 15, 1881 - Mar 21, 1935

Alliance Hall

ALLIANCE HALL, March 28.—(Spl.)—Miss Rhoda Thompson came down from Blooming Grove Thursday to attend the funeral of her nephew’s wife, Mrs. F. J. Thompson, who passed away Thursday morning, and was buried Friday afternoon at three o’clock at Dresden.

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INFANT Minefee
B&D Feb 15, 1935

Mother and Child Died Local Hospital

Mrs. John Minafee of Barry and infant child died at 10 o’clock this morning at the P. and S. Hospital. The body was taken to Barry by the McCormick Undertaking establishment, where funeral arrangements will be made.

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Lillie Bell (Bentley) Minefee  
Sep 6, 1904 - Feb 15, 1935

Mother and Child Died Local Hospital

Mrs. John Minafee of Barry and infant child died at 10 o’clock this morning at the P. and S. Hospital. The body was taken to Barry by the McCormick Undertaking establishment, where funeral arrangements will be made.

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Raymond E. Steele
B&D Jun. 15, 1935

Rites For Infant Were Held Sunday

Funeral rites for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Steele of Streetman who died at the P. and S. hospital Saturday were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Midway where burial was made.

Surviving are the parents and three brothers and sisters.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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INFANT SON Coffey (Twin)
B&D Feb. 14, 1935

infant Twins Died Corbet Early Hour Friday Morning

infant twins, a son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Coffey of Corbet, died early Friday morning and funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Prince, Baptist minister of Corsicana. Burial was in the Marshall cemetery near Corbet.

Surviving are the parents and two sisters.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the services.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Coffey (Twin)
B&D Feb. 14, 1935

infant Twins Died Corbet Early Hour Friday Morning

infant twins, a son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Coffey of Corbet, died early Friday morning and funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Prince, Baptist minister of Corsicana. Burial was in the Marshall cemetery near Corbet.

Surviving are the parents and two sisters.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the services.

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Lillian (Humphreys) Crowther
Feb 9, 1900 - Jan 26, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. CROWTHER

Funeral services for Mrs. Dave Crowther, aged 34 years, of the Grape Creek community, who died in San Angelo Saturday night at 6 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Grape Creek church with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Crowther was taken to San Angelo two weeks ago for her health. The family resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, four children, Frances and Jack Crowther, Grape Creek; Mrs. Carl Meriwether, Slaton, and Neal Crowther, student in Centenary College, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. Felix Humphries, Corsicana; four brothers, H. L. Humphries, Oklahoma; F. G. Humphries, Grape Creek; C. L. Humphries, Longview and a sister, Mrs. Dick Molloy, Corsicana.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Isbell.

Pallbearers were Neal Crowther, Afton Smith, Alton Smith, Milton Molloy, Allen Molloy and Prentice Smith.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 28, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David “Dave” Crowther married Aug. 26, 1923 buried in Resthaven Memorial Park cemetery, Lubbock, Tx. d/o Felix Franklin Humphreys and Sophronia Ann (Smith) Humphreys

Wilburn Lee Allen
Aug 31, 1882 - Mar 22, 1935

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR VICTIM OF ACCIDENTAL SHOT

WILBURN L. ALLEN DIED IN HOSPITAL FRIDAY AS RESULT WOUND

Funeral services for Wilburn L. Allen, Aged 51 years, native of Navarro county, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday night at 7:30 o’clock a few hours after he accidentally shot himself in the head with a .22

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. L. ALLEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Wilburn L. Allen, 51, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday night several hours after accidentally shooting himself with a small-calibre rifle, were held from the family residence on West Second avenue Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. L. Phillips of Italy.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Frances Allen, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Allen, Navarro; four brothers, J. C. Allen, Navarro; J. P. Allen, Hamlin; S. W. Allen and C. H. Allen, both of Corsicana and a sister, Mrs. C. F. Jackson, Beaumont.

Pallbearers were Dick Salter, Eddie Harris, Jeff Harwell, C. A. Middleton, Pete O’Daniel, and George W. Boyd.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ella Evelyn (McMaster) Tatum
Aug 11, 1906 - Dec 5, 1935

NAVARRO WOMAN DIED IN DALLAS EARLY THURSDAY

Mrs. Evelyn Tatum, 29, of Navarro, died early Thursday in Parkland Hospital at Dallas, after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Navarro Church with Rev. J. F. Adams of Corsicana conducting the service. Interment will be in Hopewell cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, H. H. Tatum of Navarro; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McMaster of Kosse; one brother, J. B. McMaster of Freeport, and a sister, Mrs. Carl Duncan of Kosse.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun -Thursday, Dec 5, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Herman Holland Tatum married Jul. 30, 1933; d/o Walter B. McMaster & Mary Ella (Browning) McMaster buried in Hayes Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Galveston, Texas

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FUNERAL RITES FOR NAVARRO WOMAN ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Tatum, aged 29 years, who died in Parkland hospital, Dallas, early Thursday morning after an illness of several weeks, were held Friday afternoon from the Navarro church with interment in the Hopewell cemetery. Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church of Corsicana, conducted the rites.

Surviving are her husband, H. H. Tatum, Navarro parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McMaster, Kosse; a brother, J. B. McMaster, Freeport, and a sister, Mrs. Carl Duncan, Kosse.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Susannah V. (Cagle) Perry
May 11, 1870 - Mar 22, 1948

MRS. JOHN W. PERRY DIES MONDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. John W. Perry, aged 77 years, died at the family residence, 410 East Twelfth avenue, Monday evening.

Funeral services are slated here Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Alligator cemetery in east Navarro county. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker of the Pentecostal church.

Mrs. Perry was born in Alabama, but had resided in Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; eight sons, W. I. Perry, Hobbs, N. M.; Homer Perry, Mexia; Henry and Herman Perry, both of Eureka; Claude Perry, Kerens; Dee Perry, Waxahachie; Richard Perry, Navarro and Leslie Perry, Del Rio; five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Collum, Mrs. Ruby Townley, Mrs. Edith Honea and Mrs. Sarah Price, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Martha Anderson, Eureka; 58 grandchildren, three brothers, Littleton and Henry Cagle, both of Hillsboro, and William Cagle, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Curly Price, Jim Bell, Earl Honea, Carl Grimes, Judson Robertson and Robert Mosley.

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MRS. JOHN W. PERRY FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. John W. Perry, aged 87 years, who died Monday night at the family residence, 310 East Twelfth avenue, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Alligator cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker of the Pentecostal church.

Native of Alabama, Mrs. Perry had been a long-time resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; eight sons, W. I. Perry, Hobbs, N. M.; Homer Perry, Mexia; Henry and Herman Perry, both of Eureka; Claude Perry, Kerens; Dee Perry, Waxahachie; Richard Perry, Navarro and Leslie Perry, Del Rio; five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Collum, Mrs. Ruby Townley, Mrs. Edith Honea and Mrs. Sarah Price, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Martha Anderson, Eureka; 58 grandchildren, three brothers, Littleton and Henry Cagle, both of Hillsboro, and William Cagle, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Curly Price, Jim Bell, Earl Honea, Carl Grimes, Judson Robertson and Robert Mosley.

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John Wesley Perry
Jan 13, 1869 - Apr 22, 1949

Funeral Rites For J. W. Perry Held Saturday

Funeral services for J. W. Perry, aged 80 years, retired farmer who died at his home, 407 East Twelfth avenue early Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Alligator cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. P. Goodman, Methodist pastor of Eureka.

Surviving are seven sons, Homer and Harry Perry, both of Mexia; Charles Perry, Kerens; Dee Perry, Waxahachie; Herman Perry, Eureka; Richard Perry, Navarro and Leslie Perry, Del Rio; five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Collum, Mrs. Ruby Townley, Mrs. Edith Honea and Mrs. Sarah Price, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Martha Andrews, Eureka; a brother, George Perry, Alabama, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Price, Odis Moseley, Jim Bell, Lawrence DeMoss, Roy Pickett and Lawrence Townley.

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Carrie O. Lawrence
Jan 11, 1860 - Nov 4, 1935

Pioneer Resident Dawson Was Buried Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Miss Carrie Lawrence, pioneer resident of Dawson, who died at the home of her brother, George W. Lawrence, Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 with interment in the Lawrence cemetery. Miss Lawrence was an aunt of Mrs. W. B. Waddell of this city.

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Hillary Carroll
Nov 22, 1877 - Nov 22, 1935

HILLERY CARROLL BURIED THURSDAY IN CADE CEMETERY

Hillery Carroll, aged 58 years, prominent citizen of Streetman, died Wednesday morning at 8:15 o’clock at the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Cade cemetery, Rev. Shaddix, Baptist pastor of Streetman, officiating.

Deceased is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Ike Smith and Mrs. Eula Mae Jenkins of Streetman; four sons, Hillery Dean, Vell and Gordon, all of Streetman and Troy Carroll, of Waco.

He is also survived by his father, W. A. Carroll of Wortham, two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Smith and Miss Annie Carroll of Wortham; and one brother, Isiah Carroll of Hooker, Oklahoma.

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Johnathan Monroe Powell
Mar 5, 1851 - Feb 12, 1935

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED AT CADE

Funeral services for Jonathan Monroe Powell, aged 84 years, resident of Navarro county for many years, who died at his home in the Cade community Tuesday morning at 4:45 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Cade church with burial in the Cade cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Willis Blackman of Point Enterprise. Mr. Powell had resided in the Cade for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. R. F. Berry, Cade; Mrs. M. --aylor, Dale, Texas and Miss Rachel Powell, Cade; a son, W. --. Powell, Sulphur, Oklahoma, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. C. C. –fee, Teague.

The funeral was directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Franklin Berry
Mar. 25, 1870 - Sep. 25, 1960

Tuesday Rites For R. F. Berry

Funeral services for R. F. Berry, 90, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Richland Baptist church, Rev. C. Edison Donnell, pastor, officiated. Interment was in the Cade cemetery.

Berry, a resident of the Richland-Streetman area for 75 years, was a retired farmer. Death came early Monday in the Navarro Clinic. He was born, March 25, 1870, in Tennessee.

Surviving are his widow of Richland; three sons, Carey Berry, Dallas; Fred Berry, Streetman, and Clete Berry, Houston; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Will Berry, Richland, and one sister, Mrs. Lola Thompson, Albuquerque, N. M.

Pallbearers were J. W. Wigley, Hubert Crutchfield, Murell McCord, V. D. Carter, M. M. Goggins and B. K. Abbe.

Corley directed.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Land
B&D Apr 28, 1935

Infant Buried at Eureka.

A child born to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Land, at 2 o’clock Sunday morning, but which died a short time after birth, was buried at the Eureka cemetery at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Arrangements were handled by L. B. Bonner, Eureka mortician.

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Henry Caufield "Scroggs" Johnston
Jun 14, 1874 - Jun 24, 1935

FUNERAL RITES ON WEDNESDAY FOR H. C. JOHNSTON

Funeral services for Henry C. Johnston, native of Navarro county, who died in San Antonio at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning, were conducted at the Eureka cemetery at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, where interment was made. He was a son of the late Captain Bob Johnston.

Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the rites and Sutherland McCammon had charge of the arrangements.

Surviving are one brother, R. B. Johnston of Tulsa, Okla., a brother-in-law, C. C. Walton, Corsicana and a sister-in-law, Mrs. S. S. Johnston, Corsicana.

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Jonas J. “Joe” Howard
Feb 1, 1869 - Oct 30, 1935

FORMER CORSICANA CONSTABLE BURIED EUREKA THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. J. Howard, aged 66 years, former constable here, who died at his home in the Cross Roads community in Henderson county Wednesday, were held at the Eureka cemetery, Thursday with burial there. The rites were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham.

Mr. Howard was well known here and resided in Corsicana until four years ago when he moved to Henderson county. He died of a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, 12 children, G. L. Howard and Bill Howard of Cross Roads; J. H. Howard, Joe Howard and Mrs. Mertie Marvell, all of Oak Cliff, Dallas; R. H. Howard, Eureka; C. M. Howard, Mrs. Maudie McCreary and Mrs. Sallie McCreary, all of Palestine; Mrs. J. T. Bates, Bazette; Mrs. J. H. Files, Bethel and Mrs. L. Minatree, Kerens.

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