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Betty JoAnn Wade
Nov 27, 1934 - Apr 24, 1935

Infant Daughter Buried in Oakwood Thursday Morning

The infant daughter, Betty Joan, of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Wade died Wednesday afternoon at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. W. Burgess.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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James Peter Murphy
Oct 16, 1853 - Nov 3, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. P. MURPHY MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. P. Murphy, aged 82 years, who died Sunday morning at 1 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home, 603 North Commerce street, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are five children, Joe Murphy, Chickasha, Okla.; W. L. Murphy, Dallas; Mrs. John Martin, Corsicana; Jerome Murphy, Marlin, and Mrs. P. H. Franklin, Corsicana and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Prior to moving to Corsicana several years ago, Mr. Murphy resided in the Eureka community for many years.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Utley, Methodist minister of Blooming Grove, and Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Pallbearers were the following grandsons: Mike murphy, Pat Murphy, Earl Murphy, Jimmy Franklin, Bob Martin and Wilmer Martin.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Charles Henry “Charlie” Wiggins
Jun 13, 1887 - Dec 21, 1935

CHARLES WIGGINS BURIED CORSICANA MONDAY AFTERNOON

SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS MAN, FORMER CORSICANAN, DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Charles Wiggins, aged 48 years, oil well supply dealer of San Antonio, who died in San Antonio Saturday, were held here Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the residence of his mother, Mrs. William Wiggins, intersection of East First avenue and North Beaton street, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Wiggins was a native of Corsicana, but had resided in San Antonio for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Miss Edith Wiggins and Mrs. Elmer Dobbins, and a grandchild, all of San Antonio; mother, Mrs. William Wiggins, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jim Redden, Corsicana, and two brothers, Buddy Wiggins, Corsicana and Thomas Wiggins, Louisiana.

Pallbearers were J. D. Redden, Roy Miller, Wilmot Curtis, J. S. Murchison, Gus Young, Aubrey Nutt, J. D. Carroll and J. Y. Stewart.

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

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Alma Ray (Pollock) Wiggins
Mar 20, 1888 - Mar 31, 1964

Mrs. Wiggins Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Alma Ray Wiggins, widow of the late Charles Wiggins, died Wednesday morning in San Antonio.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Edith Adele Wiggins and Mrs. Elmer Dobbins, both of San Antonio; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Thomie Warren, Dallas; a brother-in-law, R. W. (Buddy) Wiggins, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Services Held For Mrs. Wiggins

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Ray Wiggins were held Friday at 11 a.m. in the McCammon chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. She died in San Antonio.

Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, officiated. She was the widow of the late Charles Ray Wiggins.

Mrs. Wiggins is survived by two daughters, Miss Edith Adele Wiggins and Mrs. Elmer Dobbins, both of San Antonio; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Thomie Warren, Dallas; a brother-in-law, R. W. “Buddy” Wiggins, Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Harry Pollock, Corsicana; a nephew, Maurice Pollock, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Adolph Grier, Larry Regester, Sidney Padgett, Jack Watson, Walter Pearson and Maurice Pollock.

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Mary Frances (Lewis) Wiggins
Jul 4, 1857 - Aug 3, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WM. WIGGINS ON SUNDAY MORNING

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED AT HOME CORSICANA FRIDAY NIGHT

Mrs. William Wiggins, 83, native of Navarro county and lifelong resident of Corsicana, died at her home Friday night. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence at 102 East First Avenue, conducted by the Rev. P. E. Riley with interment in Oakwood.

The deceased was born near Powell. She was the mother of the late Lewis Wiggins, who was killed in action Nov. 4, 1918, in the World War. Johnson-Wiggins, Post No. 22, American Legion, was so named in his honor.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jim Redden of Corsicana; three sons, T. J. of Corpus Christi; H. S. of Bay City, and R. W. Wiggins, Corsicana; a brother, Charles Lewis, Corsicana; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. E. McWilliams, W. H. Cruse, J. H. Bruner, W. L. Stewart, Joe M. Daniels, and Andrew G. Steele. Honorary pallbearers will be city officials and members of the American Legion.

Arrangements are being handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS WIGGINS SUNDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. William Wiggins, aged 83 years, native of Navarro county, who died at her home Friday night, were held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the family home, 102 East First Avenue. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Wiggins was born in Powell and had resided in Corsicana practically all of her life. She was the mother of the late Lewis Wiggins who died in action Nov. 4, 1918, in the World War. Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, was named in his honor.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jim Redden, Corsicana; three sons, T. J. Wiggins, Corpus Christi; H. S. Wiggins, Bay City and R. W. Wiggins, Corsicana; a brother, Charlie Lewis, Corsicana; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. E. McWilliams, W. H. Cruse, W. L. Stewart, Joe M. Daniel and Andrew G. Stelle. Honorary pallbearers were city officials and members of the American Legion.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Ralph Harris Kinsloe
Sep 24, 1884 - Jun 8, 1935

RALPH H. KINSLOE IS VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK SATURDAY

FORMER CORSICANAN, OFFICIAL OF MAGNOLIA COMPANY, BE BURIED HERE

Ralph Harris Kinsloe, 50, vice-president and general manager of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, died suddenly of a heart attack while inspecting the grounds of his new home on Armstrong Parkway Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held from the family residence at 4312 Overhill Drive Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and the body is being brought overland to Corsicana for a short service and interment in Oakwood Cemetery late this afternoon. Dean George Rogers Wood of St. Matthews Cathedral will conduct the Dallas services, and the Rev. H. J. Ellis the rites here.

Active pall-bearers will be directors of the Magnolia Petroleum company including E. R. Brown, E. E. Plumly, D. A. Little, T. J. Fitch, W. A. Sniffin, F. M. Lege, L. S. Sinclair, M. J. McLaughlin, C. L. Holmes, and W. H. Francis.

Several workmen and his chauffeur were near Mr. Kinsloe when he was stricken and a doctor was summoned immediately but the former Corsicanan was dead before medical aid could reach him.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willie Edens Kinsloe, his mother, Mrs. H. E. Kinsloe of Corsicana, and a niece, Mrs. Edward Kelly, of Eugene, Ore.

The deceased was born in Fairfield, Iowa, and moved to Corsicana with his parents at the age of nine. After completing his primary education in the Corsicana public schools, he entered Texas A. and M. College and was graduated in 1903 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Started Oil Career Here.
In 1904 he became connected with the Navarro Refining company, and in 1912 joined the Magnolia Petroleum company in the fuel oil and refining department. In 1913 he was made assistant manager of the refining department at Beaumont, where he remained until 1928 when he was promoted to the general offices in Dallas. In 1929 he was elected a director and vice-president of the Magnolia corporation.

He was made vice-president and general manager in 1922 and held that position at the time of his death, after some 23 years in the employ of his company.

He was a member of St. Matthes Episcopal Cathedral in Dallas, and prominent in oil and social circles all over the state. He was a member of the B. P. O. E. and other fraternal units.

The funeral services were arranged and directed by the Bower Undertaking Company of Dallas and the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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BURIAL RITES FOR RALPH H. KINSLOE LARGELY ATTENDED

FRIENDS PAY FINAL TRIBUTE TO POPULAR MAGNOLIA OFFICIAL

Burial rites for Ralph Harris Kinsloe, 50, former resident of Corsicana and Beaumont, and more recently of Dallas, vice president and general manager of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, were held at Oakwood Cemetery at 5:30 Monday afternoon on the arrival of the funeral cortege from Dallas. The services were conducted by Dean George Wood of St. Matthews Cathedral of Dallas and the Rev. H. J. Ellis of St. Johns church, Corsicana.

More than 30 Beaumont business men and officials of the Beaumont refinery joined scores of associates and friends from Dallas, Fort Worth and Corsicana in paying their last respects. Many of the out-of-town friends were associates of the deceased when he began his connection with the company in Corsicana more than 20 years ago.

Dozens of floral tributes from all parts of the Southwest attested to the esteem in which the deceased was held.

Both the First National and the State National Banks were closed at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon as a tribute to the former resident.

The funeral services were directed by the Bower Undertaking Company of Dallas and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Katie A. (Spangenbery ?) Kinsloe
May 10, 1854 - Feb 26, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON MRS. H. E. KINSLOE

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA DEAD; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Mrs. H. E. Kinsloe, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died Friday evening at 6 o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the family home, 618 West Third avenue, Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dean Wood of St. Matthews Cathedral of Dallas.

Mrs. Kinsloe, was born in Brooklyn, New York, May 18, 1854, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 47 years.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Edward W. Kelley, Houston; a great-grandson, Edward W. Kelley, Jr., Houston; a great-granddaughter, Allie Autry Kelley, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph H. Kinsloe, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Roberts, Harry Blanding, Pat Loggins, Jack Cunningham, W. M. Streetman, Houston; C. S. Stroud and J. N. Garitty.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. KINSLOE

Funeral services for Mrs. H. E. Kinsloe, 82, who died Friday evening at 6 o’clock, were held from the family home, 618 West Third Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dean Wood of St. Matthews Cathedral of Dallas.

Mrs. Kinsloe was a native of Brooklyn, New York, but had resided here for the past 47 years.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Edward W. Kelley, Houston; a great-grandson, Edward W. Kelley, Jr., Houston; a great-granddaughter, Allie Autry Kelley, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph H. Kinsloe, Dallas, and other relatives.

Mrs. Kinsloe had long been a member of St. John’s Episcopal church here.

Pallbearers were Jack Robert, Harry Blanding, Pat Loggins, Jack Cunningham, W. M. Streetman, Houston; C. S. Stroud, J. N. Garitty and J. N. Edens, Jr.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Friends, Relatives Here For Funeral Of Mrs. Kinsloe

Out-of-town relatives here Sunday for the funeral of Mrs. H. E. Kinsloe were: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelly and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Streetman, Houston; Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe, Dallas; Mrs. C. C. Slaughter, Mrs. Ben Haughton, Mrs. Mike Lively, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Little, Miss Eve Werner, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Brown, Miss Irene McCreary, also of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Dougles Johnson, Waco; Mr. Kenneth Bullock, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Carroll, Kerens; Judge Blanding and Mrs. K. G. Stroud, Italy.

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Willie (Edens) Kinsloe
Nov 12, 1886 - Jun 6, 1972

Mrs. Kinsloe

Graveside services for Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood cemetery with the Rev. Stanley Mantikis officiating.

Mrs. Kinsloe, a native of Corsicana, died in Dallas. The former Miss Willie Edens, she was married to the late Ralph H. Kinsloe, one of the organizers and president of Magnolia Petroleum Co. she had made her home in Dallas since the Magnolia offices were moved there. She was the sister of the late J. N. Edens of Corsicana and a member of the Episcopal Church here. Kinsloe House was built by the Kinsloe family.

She is survived by a nephew, J. N. Edens, Jr. of Corsicana, two nieces, Mrs. Jack Cunningham of Corsicana and Mrs. Edward W. Kelly of Houston; and other relatives.

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Mrs. Kinsloe

Graveside services for Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood cemetery with the Rev. Stanley Mantikis officiating.

Mrs. Kinsloe, a native of Corsicana, died Tuesday in Dallas. The former Miss Willie Edens, she was married to the late Ralph H. Kinsloe, one of the organizers and vice-president and general manager of Magnolia Petroleum Co. She had made her home in Dallas since the Magnolia offices were moved there. She was the sister of the late J. N. Edens of Corsicana and a member of the Episcopal Church here. Kinsloe House was given to the community of Corsicana as a memorial to her mother-in-law, Mrs. H. E. Kinsloe.

She is survived by a nephew, J. N. Edens, Jr. of Corsicana, two nieces, Mrs. Jack Cunningham of Corsicana and Mrs. Edward W. Kelly of Houston; and other relatives.

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William Irby Mullins
Nov 13, 1909 - Dec 20, 1935

VICTIM OF HOUSTON FLOOD WAS BURIED HERE ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Irby Mullins, 24, of Corsicana who is believed to have been drowned in Houston about two weeks ago, were held from the Calvary Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Griffin.

The body of Mullins was found at the entrance of a drainage ditch in Houston Friday.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Mullins, 901 east Eleventh avenue; a half brother, Frazier Mullins, Corsicana, and a grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Hardy, Eufaula, Ark.

Pallbearers were Ira Yarbrough, W. L. Shipp, H. M. Allred and I. C. Pool.

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

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Billie Howell Fields
Jan 6, 1934 - Mar 1, 1935

LITTLE CHILD WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Billy Howell Fields, aged one year, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Fields who reside near Lake Halbert, northeast of Corsicana, died Friday morning at 2:30 o’clock with pneumonia and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Myrtle Mae (Headspeth) Adams
Aug 1, 1895 - Jan 10, 1965

Mrs. Adams Dies Sunday

Mrs. Sim Adams, 69, former Corsicana resident, native of Lott, Texas, died in Fort Worth Sunday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ethel M. Messer, Assembly of God minister of Fort Worth.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are a son, Herman Adams and two daughters, Mrs. Velma Yarby and Mrs. Bobbie M. Warren, all of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. A. Headspeth, Corsicana, and D. L. Headspeth, Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. Murphy Dean, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 11, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Sim A. Adams, Jr. married June 10, 1910; d/o William A. Headspeth & Martha Jane (Shue) Headspeth buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

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Hold Services For Mrs. Adams

Funeral services for Mrs. Sim Adams, 69, who died in Fort Worth Sunday, were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ethel M. Messer, Fort Worth Assembly of God minister, Mrs. Adams was a member of the Assembly of God church.

Native of Lott, Mrs. Adams resided in Corsicana for many years before moving to Fort Worth two years ago.

Surviving are a son, Herman Adams and two daughters, Mrs. Velma Yarby and Mrs. Bobbie M. Warren, all of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. A. Headspeth, Corsicana, and D. L. Headspeth, Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. Murphy Dean, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Leon Tackett, S. J. Miles, Jr.; Fred Presley, Henry Slate and Loyal Poe, Jr.

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Sim A. Adams, Jr.
Apr 13, 1889 - Oct 15, 1964

Sim Adams Of Fort Worth Dies Thursday

Sim Adams, a former Corsicana resident, who had resided in Fort Worth several years, died in the Harris Memorial hospital in Fort Worth Thursday morning.

Surviving are his wife and other relatives.

Arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

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Rites Saturday For Sim Adams

Funeral services For Sim Adams, 77, retired grocer, who died in Harris Memorial hospital in Fort Worth Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Messner, Fort Worth Assembly of God minister.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Herman Adams, Fort Worth; two daughters, Zelma Yarby and Mrs. Bobbie Marie Warren, both of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mollie Ferguson, Ennis; a brother, Bill Adams, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Leon Tackett, Fred R. Pressly, Billy B. Collier, S. J. Miles, Jr. and Harvey L. Parrish.

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Belle (Driver) Morris
Apr 1, 1876 - May 19, 1958

Mrs. Belle Morris Expires Monday

Mrs. Belle Morris, 82, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

A native Texan, she had spent most of her life in Navarro county.

Surviving are a son, Charlie Driver, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Green, Corsicana, and Mrs. Birdie Walker, Ontario, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Morris

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Morris, 82, who died in Memorial Hospital, Monday, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

Mrs. Morris was a native of Texas and had spent most of her life in Navarro county.

Surviving are a son, Charlie Driver, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Green, Corsicana, and Mrs. Birdie Walker, Ontario, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Mrs. Belle Morris Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Morris, 82, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. She died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

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

a native of Texas, Mrs. Morris had resided in Navarro county most of her life.

Surviving are a son, Charlie Driver, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Green, Corsicana, and Mrs. Birdie Walker, Ontario, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Desmond Green, C. J. Green, Charles Davis, Zack Barton, G. H. Weatherby and Fred Kesinger.

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Charlie Randolph Driver, Sr.
Dec. 4, 1899 - May 23, 1962

C. R. Driver Of Athens Dies

Charlie Randolph Driver, 62, of Athens, native of Kerens, a retired Bethlehem Steel Company plant employe here, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Driver was a veteran of World War II.

A son, C. R. Driver, Jr., Lawton, Okla. Is the only survivor.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald pastor of the First Assembly of God church.

Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, Fred Kesinger, C. J. Green, W. D. Green, Zack Barton and Clyde Fields.

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Lillie (Chandler) McElreath
Apr 4, 1880 - Apr 24, 1935

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED HERE ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Frank McElwreath, nee Miss Lillie Chandler, former resident of Corsicana for many years, died at Texarkana Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, who formerly was foreman of the mechanical department of the Sun-Light Publishing company, and a sister of Mrs. Kate Reid, Ennis.

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FUNERAL FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank McElwreath nee Miss Lillie Chandler, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Texarkana Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, will be held Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, who formerly was foreman of the mechanical department of the Corsicana Daily Sun, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Reid, Ennis.

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Henry Gentry
Nov 2, 1879 - May 13, 1935

HENRY GENTRY DIED AT HIS HOME HERE LATE MONDAY NIGHT

FORMER COUNTY FARM DEMONSTRATION AGENT TO BE BURIED LATE TUESDAY

Henry Gentry, aged 55 years, former Navarro county farm demonstration agent, native Texan, died at his home, 1917 West Collin street Monday night at 10 o’clock after an extended illness and the funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third avenue Presbyterian church. Mr. Gentry was county agent here from 1920 until ill health forced his retirement in 1931. He was in the mercantile business in Tyler prior to entering the extension service in 1915, and was county agent in Palestine, Anderson county, prior to assuming his duties here.

Until his health caused his retirement, Mr. Gentry was active in the Baptist church of which he was a member, Corsicana Rotary club and other organizations.

He was of an affable disposition and made and held many close friendships during his residence in Corsicana and Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, one brother, Elbert Gentry, Tyler, Smith county agent; three nieces, Mrs. Hazel Bass, Dallas; Mrs. Fay Jones, Tyler, and Mrs. Helen Guillary, Tyler; and a nephew, William Gentry, Texas A. and M. College, College Station.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR HENRY GENTRY

Funeral services for Henry Gentry, aged 55 years, who died Monday night after an extended illness, were held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Gentry was a native Texan and was Navarro county agent from 1920 until 1931when ill health caused his retirement. Prior to becoming county agent here, he was agent at Palestine, Anderson county for five years.

Mr. Gentry was active in the First Baptist church of which he was a member, the Corsicana Rotary Club and other organizations.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, Elbert Gentry, Tyler; three nieces, Mrs. Hazel Bass, Dallas; Mrs. Fay Jones, and Mrs. Helen Gullary, both of Tyler, and a nephew, William Gentry, Texas A. and M. College, College Station.

Singers were Mrs. A. A. Guess, Mrs. Chas Highnote, Robert E. Layton and Roy Leeds.

Pallbearers were Russell Purifoy, J. A. Bonner, Hood Cheney, A. D. McMichael, W. P. McCammon, Albert Young and Clyde Foster.

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

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Hallie (Holloway) Bowmer
Feb 10, 1879 - Aug 14, 1935

MRS. O. C. BOWMER DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIAL THURSDASY

FUNERAL SERVICES FROM HOME, WITH INTERMENT IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Hallie Holloway Bowmer, aged 56 years wife of Dr. O. C. Bowmer, who died after a lingering illness Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, will be held from the family home, 1516 West Second avenue, Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Bowmer was a native of Louisiana and had resided in Corsicana for 19 years.

Surviving are her husband, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth H. McCranie, Monroe, La.; and two brothers, Dr. R. N. Holloway, Corsicana, and J. A. Holloway, Round Rock.

Active pallbearers will be A. A. Allison, J. S. Halley, Drs. W. W. Carter, W. E. Logsdon, Dubart Miller, Will Miller, S. H. Burnett, Opie Wills and E. H. Newton.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Navarro County Medical Society.

The arrangements are being made by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 15, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Otho Cassius Bowmer, Dr. married Dec. 13, 1900; d/o Joseph A. Holloway & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Norris) Holloway

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. O. C. BOWMER HELD LATE THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Hallie Holloway Bowmer, aged 56 years, wife of Dr. O. C. Bowmer, who died late Wednesday after and extended illness, were held from the family home, 1516 West Second avenue, Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, Mrs. Bowmer was a native of Louisiana but had resided in Corsicana for the past 19 years.

Surviving are her husband, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth H. McCranie, Monroe, La.; and two brothers, Dr. R. N. Holloway, Corsicana, and J. A. Holloway, Round Rock.

Active pallbearers were A. A. Allison, J. S. Halley, Drs. W. W. Carter, W. E. Logsdon, Dubart Miller, Will Miller, S. H. Burnett, Opie Wills and E. H. Newton.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Medical Society.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Mary Lou (Vaughan) Wafer
Sep 1, 1907 - Apr 2, 1935

MRS. MARY L. WAFER DIED TUESDAY NIGHT BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary L. Wafer, aged 27 years, a life-long resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday night at 6:30 o’clock after an illness of two years, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home, 912 West First avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Barr.

Surviving are her husband, T. A. Wafer, parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Vaughan and two brothers, O. A. Vaughan and I. O. Vaughan, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Tom Kirkham, Burleigh Butler, M. A. Tekell, L. L. Harwell, Alva Taylor and L. V. Majors.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 3, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Todd Alexander Wafer married Sep. 4, 1927; d/o David Arthur Vaughan & Barbara Elizabeth “Lizzy” (Allen) Vaughan

Joseph Calvin “Joe” Archer
Nov 20, 1902 - Jun 1, 1935

JOE ARCHER DIED LATE SATURDAY; WAS BURIED ON SUNDAY

Funeral services of Joe Archer, 32, who died at his home on Highway 31, southwest of the Magnolia refinery, Saturday evening at 6 o’clock, were held from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Archer, Angus; a brother, Bates Archer, Oklahoma; and two sisters, Mrs. Pat McKibben and Miss Trudie Matt Archer, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Clay Archer, Paul Crow, Charles Gossett, W. D. Shivers, Howard Shivers and Garnett Roach.

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

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ARCHER - Corsicana, Texas, June 3. - Funeral services for Joe Archer, 32, who died at his home on Highway 31 Saturday, were held at the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Archer of Angus; one brother and two sisters.

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Hugh Cain Jester
Oct 19, 1881 - Apr 5, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HUGH JESTER SUNDAY AFTERNOON

NATIVE OF CORSICANA DIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN DALLAS HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Hugh Jester, age 54 years, native of Corsicana, who died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Friday afternoon following an operation several days ago, will be held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. J. L. Halbert, 1250 West Third avenue, Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Jester was well known here and had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Katherine and Elizabeth Jester, all of Kingsville; three brothers, George E. Jester, C. L. Jester and Dr. H. B. Jester; two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Halbert and Mrs. Lowry Martin, all of Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

The Y. M. C. A. building will be closed during the hour of the funeral Sunday.

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

Pallbearers will be W. E. Slaughter, Byron Cheney, A. D. McKinney, R. A. Caldwell, Walter Fendley, Sam D. Lattimore, Sidney Story, Alton Justiss and John S. Murchison.

Music will be furnished by Mrs. Percy Townsend, Mrs. H. O. Blanding, Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf.

Hugh Jester, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Jester, prominent pioneer Corsicanans, and had a host of friends here who will deeply regret his passing. For several years he was connected with the old First State Bank of Corsicana. He was a lover of clean sports and led an upright and unassuming life that drew and held friends closely. Until stricken with his last illness he had been employed in Dallas and recently resigned and returned to Corsicana for medical eximination.

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INFANT SON Roberts
B&D Aug 14, 1935

Infant Buried On Wednesday Afternoon

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roberts, Jr., died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and the funeral was held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon where interment was made.

The rites were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Myra M. (Caton) Eckleman/Eckelman
Oct 22, 1900 - Nov 13, 1935

MRS. MYRA ECKELMAN WILL BE BURIED ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Myra M. Eckleman, aged 35 years, wife of A. F. Eckleman, who died Wednesday night at 10:10 o’clock will be held from the family home north of Corsicana Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham.

Surviving are her husband, a son Billy Eckleman, mother, Mrs. R. D. Caton, three brothers, R.T. Caton, Tom Caton, all of Corsicana; and W. H. Caton, San Antonio; and two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Fowler, Corsicana and Mrs. I. M. Dempsey, Phoenix, Ariz. and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Fowler, Bob Dunn, Bob Mills, Jeff Webb, Johnny Yates and Elmer Lee Nutt.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 14, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Andrew Fred Eckleman (his and her death certificates say Eckelman-the obit has it spelled both ways) married Jul. 2, 1918; d/o Roe Dolphus T. Caton & Minnie Walker (Neal) Caton

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ECKELMAN FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Myra M. Eckelman, 35, who died Wednesday night at 10:10 o’clock were held from the family home in North Corsicana Friday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham.

Surviving are her husband, a son Billy Eckleman, mother, Mrs. R. D. Caton, three brothers, R.T. Caton, Tom Caton, all of Corsicana; and W. H. Caton, San Antonio; and two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Fowler, Corsicana and Mrs. I. M. Dempsey, Phoenix, Ariz. and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Fowler, Bob Dunn, Bob Mills, Jeff Webb, Johnny Yates and Elmer Lee Nutt.

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

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Ola (Bryant) Seale
Nov 1, 1896 - Mar 11, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. OLA SEALE WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Seale, aged 42 years, former Corsicana resident, who died at her home at Humble Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. W. Shivers, Methodist Protestant minister, of Tehuacana.

Surviving are her husband, Homer Seale, Humble; a brother, Ed Bryant, Athens; a half-brother, Bert Williams, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Stanley, Corsicana; Mrs. Claude Harris, Athens, and Mrs. Cazie Thompson, Webster, Texas, and a number of other relatives.

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Walter Bert Williams, Sr.
Dec 18, 1885 - Jul 28, 1945

BERT WILLIAMS IS VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK AT HOME

Walter Bert Williams, Sr., aged 59 years, native of Navarro county, well-known contractor, died at his home, 840 South Fifteenth street, Saturday night with a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Clayton, San Antonio, and Miss Katherine Williams, Corsicana; three sons, Bert Williams, Jr., Corsicana; Sgt. Frank Williams, U. S. Marines and David Williams, seaman second class, U. S. Navy; five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Stanley, Corsicana; Mrs. Cassie Thompson, San Antonio, and Mrs. Harry Rogers, Corsicana; a brother, Ed Bryant, Leesville, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Louis Hashop, Tom Caton, S. K. Brietz, W. E. Slaughter, Wade Abernathy, Earl Smalling, C. E. Allen and W. E. Presley.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, will have charge of the rites at the grave.

Notice Odd Fellows:
All Brothers requested to meet at the Hall, corner Beaton and third Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., to attend the funeral rites for Brother W. B. Williams.
Joe W. Allen, noble grand,
Paul Moore, secretary.

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RITES LATE TUESDAY FOR BERT WILLIAMS, WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services are scheduled at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel for Walter Bert Williams, Sr., aged 59 years, who died with a heart attack late Saturday afternoon at his home, 840 South Fifteenth street. He was a native of Navarro county and a well-known contractor. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Derwood Geddie, Navarro County Baptist Association missionary. The IOOF will have charge at the grave. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Clayton, San Antonio, and Miss Katherine Williams, Corsicana; three sons, Bert Williams, Jr., Corsicana; Sgt. Frank Williams, U. S. Marines and David Williams, seaman second class, U. S. Navy; five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Stanley, Corsicana; Mrs. Cassie Thompson, San Antonio, and Mrs. Harry Rogers, Corsicana; a brother, Ed Bryant, Leesville, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Louis Hashop, Tom Caton, S. K. Brietz, W. E. Slaughter, Wade Abernathy, Earl Smalling, C. E. Allen and W. E. Presley.

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Rites On Tuesday For Bert Williams

Funeral services for W. B. Williams, Sr., 59, who died with a heart attack late Saturday, were held Tuesday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Durward Geddie, Corsicana Baptist Association missionary. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with the IOOF in charge.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, three sons, five grandchildren, a brother and three sisters.

Williams was a well-known contractor and had resided in Corsicana most of his life.

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Missouri Ella (Ingram) McGill
Sep 2, 1876 - Apr 6, 1918

VENERABLE LADY PASSES AWAY

Was Born in Navarro County Seventy-Two Years Ago

Mrs. Missouri E. McGill, who was born in the Rural Shade community in this county seventy two years ago, died at her home, 310 West Fourth avenue, last night after many months of illness and patient suffering. The deceased, who had been a widow for many years, was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and was known by all our older citizens, and loved and esteemed by all who knew her. Surviving are two sons, J. W. McGill of Corsicana, and Harrison H. McGill of Dallas, and three grandsons, Lawrence McGill of Corsicana and Harrison McGill, Jr. and Miss Malan McGill of Dallas.

The funeral took place this afternoon at 5 o’clock from the home of her son, J. W. McGill on West Second Avenue, and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Revs. J. W. Hornbeak, Ilion T. Jones and C. H. Booth, with songs by Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. G. W. Ringer, Edgar Metcalf and G. F. Haslam.

The pallbearers were S. M. Kerr, T. P. Kerr, M. P. Caldwell, W. I. Kerr, H. B. Bomar and Kerr McClellan. There was a profusion of beautiful floral offerings.

Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Caldwell of Fort Worth and Mrs. Walter Kerr of Teague were among those here to attend the last sad rites.

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Irene (Bradley) Kirven
Jun 22, 1872 - Jan 18, 1952

Mrs. Kirven Dies Friday Morning

Mrs. Irene Bradley Kirven died in the Navarro clinic early Friday morning following a brief illness.

Funeral service will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Mrs. Kirven was born in Freestone county, the daughter of George T. Bradley, pioneer of that county, and was married to the late Carter Kirven, Jr. The couple resided at Fairfield a number of years before moving to Corsicana many years ago.

Mrs. Kirven made her home with her daughter, Mrs. C. R. Rider, in Dallas, but for the past two years has been in the home of her son, George B. Kirven here.

She was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church and was active in religious, social and club circles here.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Rider, Dallas; son of Corsicana, a grandson, Charles R. Rider, Jr., Dallas, and other relatives.

Her eldest son, Carter Kirven 111, died a few years ago.

Pallbearers will be Murphy Williams, Dallas; Robert Stell, Ben F. Blackmon, Roger Steward, Allyn Lang, Dr. T. O. Wills and Randolph Jackson.

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Kirven

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Bradley Kirven, widow of the late Carter Kirven, Jr., were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Kirven died in the Navarro Clinic early Friday morning.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church. Mrs. Kirven was a long-time member of the Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Kirven was a native of Freestone county and resided in Corsicana many years, later making her home in Dallas prior to returning to Corsicana two years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. R. Rider, Dallas; a son, George B. Kirven, Corsicana; a grandson, Charles R. Rider, Jr. Dallas and other relatives.

Her eldest son, Carter Kirven, 111, died several years ago.

Pallbearers were Murphy Williams, Dallas; Robert Stell, Ben F. Blackmon, Roger Steward, Allyn Lang, Dr. T. O. Wills and Randolph Jackson.

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Oliver Carter Kirven III
Jul 10, 1900 - Nov 29, 1946

FUNERAL SERVUCES FOR CARTER KIRVEN PLANNED TUESDAY

Carter Kirven, aged 46 years, veteran of World Wars 1 and 11, U. S. Navy, died in San Francisco, Calif., Friday afternoon. Funeral services are scheduled from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church will conduct the services.

Kirven was wounded at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese struck that area to open the Pacific hostilities and spent many months in government hospitals.

A native of Fairfield, Kirven was reared in Corsicana and resided here except during the time he served in the Navy during World War 1 and until he re-enlisted prior to the outbreak of hostilities at Pearl Harbor. He was president of Carter Kirven, Jr. Inc., men’s store for a number of years and was well known in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Carson Kirven, San Francisco; mother, Mrs. Carter Kirven, Sr., a sister, Mrs. Charles Rider, Dallas; a brother, George Kirven, Pampa; an aunt, Mrs. F. B. McKie, Corsicana, and a nephew, Charles Rider, Jr. Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Randolph Jackson, Alvin Lang, Ralph Stell, George Campbell, Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. R. N. Holloway, George Carson and Allen Love.

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RITES FOR VETERAN OF TWO WARS HELD WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Carter Kirven, aged 46 years, who died in San Francisco Friday, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Kirven a native of Fairfield, had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life. He formerly headed the Carter Kirven, Jr., Inc., men’s furnishing establishment.

Kirven was in the U. S. Navy in World Wars 1 and 11 and was seriously wounded, Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor in the Jap sneak attack that opened the war between Japan and the United States. He spent many months in government hospitals following Pearl Harbor.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Carson Kirven, San Francisco; mother, Mrs. Carter Kirven, Sr., a sister, Mrs. Charles Rider, Dallas; a brother, George Kirven, Pampa; an aunt, Mrs. F. B. McKie, Corsicana, and a nephew, Charles Rider, Jr. Dallas.

Pallbearers were Randolph Jackson, Alvin Lang, Ralph Stell, George Campbell, Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. R. N. Holloway, George Carson and Allen Love.

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James Henry “Jim” Bryant
May 15, 1895 - May 30, 1935

J. H. BRYANT DIED THURSDAY MORNING; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Jim Henry Bryant, aged 40 years, native of Navarro county, died at his home in North Corsicana Thursday morning at 3 o’clock after an illness of several months.

The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Utley, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church, assisted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Nichols, and a granddaughter, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Ed Bryant and Bert Williams, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Ola Seale, Humble; Mrs. C. W. Thompson, Webster; Mrs. Claude Harris, Kilgore; and Mrs. Frank P. Stanley, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. L. Harris, tax assessor-collector; Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, Deputy Sheriff Jack Floyd and J. M. Westbrook, Commissioner, Jack Megarity, Pink Hayes, Chas. White and J. P. Tilton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 30, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Emma (Bryant) Bryant buried in Post Oak cemetery; s/o Columbus E. Bryant & Bell (Bunch) Williams-Bryant-Watson

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. H. BRYANT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral rites for Jim Henry Bryant, 40, native of Navarro county, who died at his home in North Corsicana Thursday morning at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Utley, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church, assisted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Nichols, a granddaughter, two brothers,, Ed Bryant and Bert Williams all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Ola Seale, Humble; Mrs. C. W. Thompson, Webster; Mrs. Claude Harris, Kilgore and Mrs. Frank P. Stanley, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. L. Harris, Rufus Pevehouse, Jack Floyd, J. M. Westbrook, Jack Megarity, Pink Hayes, Chas. White and L. P. Tilton.

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Oliver Hazzard Perry Garrett, Jr.
Sep 1, 1859 - Feb 23, 1935

O. H. P. GARRETT BE BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY ON SUNDAY

Oliver H. P. Garrrett, age 75, died in Fort Worth Friday night and will be buried in Corsicana Sunday. The body will arrive over the Southern Pacific Sunday afternoon and service will be held at 4 o’clock in the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. E. T. Miller will conduct the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his wife, and a daughter, Uala Garrett.

Funeral arrangements were made through Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
 

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 23, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cecilia C. (Flynne) Garrett married Feb. 7, 1889; s/o Oliver Hazzard Perry Garrett, Sr. & Nancy C. (Wilson) Garrett

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RETIRED NEWSPAPER EDITOR BURIED HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Oliver H. P. Garrett, aged 75 years, retired newspaper editor, who died in Fort Worth Friday night, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon with interment in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Garrett was connected with the Paris Morning News for 33 years prior to his retirement eight years ago.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Miss Eulalia Garrett, both of Fort Worth.

The family resided here many years ago and Mrs. Garrett is a sister of the late Mrs. Steve Smith.

Pallbearers were Kendrick Buster, Kenneth Garrett, Carl Buster, Largent Parks, Leonard Buster and Roy Stubbs.

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Gilbert Lee Scroggins
abt 1904 - May 5, 1935

FORMER CORSICANA MAN KILLED IN OIL FIELD ACCIDENT

Funeral services will be held for G. L. Scroggins, age 31 years, who was killed in an oil field accident in LaFayette, La., Sunday, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, probably from the Corley Funeral Home. The body will arrive here at 4:22 this afternoon and definite funeral arrangements will not be known until that time. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, daughter, Helen Ruth, both of Lafayette, La.; his mother, Mrs. M. B. Scroggins, Corsicana; two brothers, Beo Scroggins, Kilgore, and Steve Scroggins, Beaumont; and five sisters, Mrs. James Farmer, Mrs. M. H. Pryor, Nellie Scroggins, Gertrude Scroggins and Mary Lee Scroggins, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 6, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Some sources say Scroggins & others say Scoggins
  • h/o Juanita Gertrude (Holley) Scroggins; s/o Stephen Alexander Scroggins, Sr. & Mary Bell (Bryant) Scroggins

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ACCIDENT VICTIM BURIED IN OAKWOOD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for G. L. Scroggins, 31, former Corsicanan who was killed in an oil field accident in LaFayette, La., Sunday were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, daughter, Helen Ruth Scroggins, LaFayette, La.; mother, Mrs. M. B. Scroggins, Corsicana; two brothers, Beo Scroggins, Kilgore, and Steve Scroggins, Beaumont; and five sisters, Mrs. James Farmer, Mrs. M. H. Pryor, Nellie Scroggins, Gertrude Scroggins and Mary Lee Scroggins, all of Corsicana.

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Mary Elizabeth (Tohl) Jones
Sep 19, 1861 - Jun 9, 1935

AGED WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON HERE

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jones, 73 years died suddenly at the family residence 1516 West Seventh avenue at 12:30 Sunday afternoon, and funeral services were conducted at 4:30 Monday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church had charge of the service. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are one son, L. E. Jones, Corsicana; one brother, Jacob Tahal, Chicago and two sisters, Miss Annie Tahal, Chicago, and Mrs. Percy Combs, Los Angeles, Calif.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Justa Luna
Aug 4, 1884 - Jun 8, 1935

Mexican Died At Home Here Saturday; Funeral on Sunday

Justa Luna, 50 year old Mexican, died at his home, 814 South Main Street at 8:45 Saturday night and funeral services were conducted at the Mexican Presbyterian church by Rev. Manuel Adama at 4:30 Sunday, afternoon. Luna, a former barber, had been in ill health for about a year.

Surviving are his wife, and two daughters, Mrs. Louis McBen of Tyler and Mrs. Albert Freeze, of Tulsa, Okla., and several grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Margaret Amelia (McLemore) Stuckey-Walters
Jul 25, 1856 - Apr 1, 1935

FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDY FOR MRS. M. A. WALTERS

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret A. Walters, aged 78 years, who died at her home on the Drane road Monday afternoon were held Tuesday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Post Oak cemetery. Mrs. Walters had been ill five weeks.

The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Kerens Baptist minister.

Mrs. Walters had resided in Navarro county for 18 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Tellie Walters and Mrs. E. J. Jergins, both of Corsicana; two sons, W. T. Stuckey, Ennis; and W. U. Stuckey, Canton; several grandchildren and a brother, Albert McLemore, Canton.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 2, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Duncan Stuckey married Feb. 16, 1879 2nd husband Charles M. Walters married Nov. 11, 1897; d/o John McLemore & Rebecca (Gore) McLemore

Annie May (Peak) McCall
Jan 1, 1894 - Apr 25, 1935

MRS. MAY M’CALL DIED SATURDAY IN ROANE COMMUNITY

Mrs. May McCall, aged 36 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. G. Holley, in the Roane community Saturday morning at 7:15 o’clock and the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Post Oak church with burial in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, T. E. McCall, Roane; one sister, Mrs. Holley, and a brother, J. H. Peak, New Mexico.

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

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MRS. MAY M’CALL IS BURIED SUNDAY FROM POST OAK CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. May McCall, aged 36 years, who died at Roane Saturday morning at 7:15 o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Post Oak church with interment in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister of Kerens.

Surviving are her husband, T. E. McCall, Roane, a sister, Mrs. M. G. Holley, Roane, and a brother, J. H. Peak, New Mexico.

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

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Thomas Dennis “Tom” Harral
Sep 7, 1860 - May 14, 1935

Funeral Thursday For Aged Kerens Resident

KERENS, May 18.—Funeral services for T. D. Harral, 74, who died at his home Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the Kerens cemetery. He was a native Texan and had resided here for the past 15 years and had been an employee of the Kerens post office for the past 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, 12 children, 25 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Nellie Eva (Andrews) Mosley
Jul 17, 1892 - Jan 27, 1971

Mosley Rites Set Friday

Mrs. Nellie Eva Mosley, 69, died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. B. W. Johnson and David Williams officiating. Interment will be in Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Ruby Patton and Mrs. Minnie Cooper of Lancaster; Mrs. Jessie Bell and Mrs. Sue Petty of Eureka; Mrs. Lola Thomas of Euless; Mrs. Donnie England of Dallas; Mrs. Billie Dill of Wilmer; and Mrs. Barbara Jones of Florida; two sons, Johnnie Mosley and Darrell Mosley of Corsicana; four brothers, William E. Andrews of Beaumont, J. T. Andrews of Kerens, Cecil Andrews of Corsicana and Doyle Andrews of Purdon; four sisters, Mrs. Omie Perry of Kerens, Mrs. Lillie Bedford of Corsicana, Mrs. Mamie Frame and Mrs. Opal Coker of Eureka.

Pallbearers will be Danny Petty, Dickie Cooper, Nick Stanford, Wayne Brown, Jackie Cooper, Bob Groce, Delmer Wilson and Eddy Rhodes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jan 28, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Lee Mosley married Oct. 2, 1921; d/o Thomas Marion “Tom” Andrews & Amanda “Mandy” (Conger) Andrews buried in Long Prairie cemetery

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Mosley Rites

Final rites for Mrs. Nellie Eva Mosley, who died in Dallas Wednesday, were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Eureka cemetery. The Rev. B. W. Johnson and the Rev. David Williams officiated.

Surviving are eight daughters, two sons, four brothers and four sisters.

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Willie Bennie (Robinson) Bates
Jan 9, 1906 - Oct 3, 1965

Mrs. C. W. Bates Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. C. W. Bates, 59, of 1701 West Thirteenth avenue, native of Eureka, died in Memorial hospital Sunday night several hours after she was injured in an auto collision west of Hubbard on State Highway 31. She was brought to the hospital in an Eubanks ambulance from Hubbard.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Assembly of God Church, South Fourteenth street with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; four sons, Alton W., Billy Eugene and Donald Bates all of Corsicana and Ollie Quinton Bates, Mexia; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Fannie, Waco; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Josie Conger, Kerens; Mrs. Carl Love, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bill Howard, Elkhart; three brothers, Jack and Ray Robinson, both of Corsicana, and J. S. Robinson, Eureka, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley directs.

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Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Bates

Funeral rites for Mrs. W. C. Bates, 59, of 1701 West Thirteenth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday night were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Assembly of God church, South Fourteenth street. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bracey Greer, Assembly of God minister, and Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Mrs. Bates was injured in an auto accident west of Hubbard Sunday night and was brought to Memorial hospital in a Eubanks ambulance.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; four sons, Alton W., Billy Eugene and Donald Bates all of Corsicana and Ollie Quinton Bates, Mexia; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Fannie, Waco; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Josie Conger, Kerens; Mrs. Carl Love, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bill Howard, Elkhart; three brothers, Jack and Ray Robinson, both of Corsicana, and J. S. Robinson, Eureka, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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John Henry Perry
Mar 4, 1898 - May 23, 1970

Henry Perry, 72, Dies Saturday

Henry Perry, 72, of Kerens died Saturday afternoon in Twilight Home.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday in Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lewis Wilkins officiating. Burial will be in Eureka cemetery.

Mr. Perry was born in Alabama and had resided in Kerens 13 years.

Survivors include four sons, Doyle Andrews, Purdon, Cecil Andrews, Corsicana, J. T. Andrews, Kerens, and William Carl Andrews, Beaumont; five daughters, Mrs. Opal Coker, and Mrs. Lillie Bedford, Mrs. Edna McCaslin, all of Corsicana, Mrs. Ioma Perry, Kerens and Mrs. Mamie Frame, Eureka; three brothers; five sisters and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Davidson, James McCaslin, Edgar Frame, Emmett McCaslin, John Frame and Tom Frame.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, May 24, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Susie Ella (Robinson) Andrews-Perry married Mar. 21, 1930; s/o John Wesley Perry & Susannah V. (Cagle) Perry buried in Long Prairie cemetery

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Perry Rites

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. for Henry Perry 72, Kerens native who died Saturday in Twilight Home. The rites will be held at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lewis Wilkins officiating. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

It was originally announced services were to be held Monday at 10 a.m. but the hour and day were changes.

Surviving are four sons, five daughters, three brothers, five sisters, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Zula Beatrice (Sheffield) Byrnes-Johnson
Sep 15, 1903 - Jul 2, 1935

MILDRED WOMAN IS BURIED IN EUREKA CEMETERY TODAY

Mrs. C. W. Johnson, aged 31 years of Mildred died in the P. & S. hospital Tuesday night 10 o’clock and the funeral was held at the Mildred Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist Protestant minister of Tehuacana and Rev. I. R. Darwood pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, four children, Lorene, Ray Sybel and C. W. Johnson, Jr.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Sheffield; a step daughter, Mrs. Clark Henderson, all of Mildred.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 3, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Rex Edward Byrnes married May 19, 1927 2nd husband Conard Wynn Johnson married Nov. 23, 1932; d/o Robert W. Sheffield & Zula Beatrice (Gilliam) Sheffield

Rex Edward Byrnes
Feb 24, 1903 - Apr 25, 1970

Rex Byrne Dies Saturday

Rex Bryne, native of Corsicana and longtime resident of New Orleans died there early Saturday.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Corley’s until the family arrives here Sunday, but services are expected to be held Monday.

He was a mechanic for many years with Jackson Brothers Dodge agency and moved to Houston when the motor company relocated there, later moving to New Orleans.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Brooks Byrne, and other relatives.

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John Thomas Mahoney, Sr.
Sep 18, 1868 - Nov 16, 1935

J. T. MAHONEY WAS BURIED AT PURSLEY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John Thomas Mahoney, aged 66 years, who died at Pursley Saturday night at 10:10 o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence of his brother, Charles Mahoney at Pursley with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Prior to moving to Pursley two weeks ago, Mr. Mahoney resided in Waco.

Surviving are five sons, V. M. Mahoney, Waco; W. L. Mahoney, Waco; Olan Mahoney, Corsicana; Leland Mahoney, Pursley; John Mahoney, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. R. W. Griffin, Purdon, and Mrs. Floyd Ryan, Snyder; four brothers, W. L. Mahoney, Loraine; Charles Mahoney, Pursley; E. M. Mahoney, Hermleigh, and A. J. Mahoney, Hermleigh; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Liggett, Pursley, and Mrs. Lizzie Wimkins, Hermleigh.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 18, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Emma (Henderson) Mahoney married Feb. 25, 1889 2nd wife Lucy Mae (Balcom) Mahoney married Feb. 26, 1896 3rd wife Sally Viola (Webb) Mahoney-Simons married Jan. 8, 1916; s/o John Mahoney & Sarah Elizabeth (King) Mahoney

Joseph Dan Hanna, Jr.
Nov 27, 1934 - Dec 21, 1935

BABY BURIED IN PURSLEY CEMETERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. D. Hanna, Jr., aged one year, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hanna of Navarro, who died at the family home Saturday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Pursley cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Mrs. Artie Ward, Athens; Misses Levine, Maggie Lee and Sylvester Hanna, all of Navarro; a brother, Billie Hanna, Navarro; grandmother, Mrs. M. M. Hanna, Navarro, and a grandfather, Ben McGee, Athens.

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

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Cynthia Elizabeth Frances (Dorman) Massey
Jul. 24, 1873 - Jun. 23, 1951

Graveside Rites For Mrs. Massey

Funeral rites for Mrs. Cynthia Massey, 78, who died at her residence on the Stroube farm near Powell early Saturday, were held at Ward cemetery near Pursley at 2 p.m. Sunday. The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are five sons, William Massey, Corsicana; Newell and Homer Massey, both of Waco; Lonzo Massey, Dallas, Ore., and Ocie Massey, Buffalo; two daughters, Mrs. Stella Smith, Corsicana and MRs. Estelle Wheeler, Houston: a brother, Dave Dorman, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Willie Lee, Paradise; 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugene and F. A. Wheeler, Troy and Carla Massey, Robert Floyd and Loyd Smith, all grandsons.

Corley directed.

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David Perry Dorman
Oct 14, 1882 - Dec 5, 1959

David P. Dorman Rites Monday

David P. Dorman, 81, native of Navarro county, died Sunday Morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a. m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Ward cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbit, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cora Lambert, Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Willie Lee, Arlington; and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Audrey (Anderson) Smith
Jan 30, 1922 - May 29, 2011

Audrey Smith, 89 died on May 29, 2011 at her residence in Montgomery, Al.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wortham with Rev. Mike Donothan officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Audrey was born on January 30, 1922. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Tim and Wilma Anderson, two sisters, Alvis Williams and Maxine Butler, a brother, Doyle Anderson, and one daughter Jeanie Hudson (Allan).

Survivors include daughters, Betty Hopper, Carol Marr (Bob), Janice Doree, and a sister Dorothey Reeves. Her grandchildren, Heidi McCall (Marc), Connie Pearce (Duane), Tim Wheeler, Dana Henderson, Laurie Renfrow, Natalie Hudson, 7 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nephews and nieces.

Serving as pallbearers are, Rhett Butler, Randy Butler, Chase Rogers, Rypin Rogers, Chad Partain, Steve Partain and Bobby Henderson.

Notes:

  • Source: Porter Funeral Home, Mexia, Texas

Carrie Lee (Terry) Spencer
Dec 4, 1895 - Mar 21, 1935

FORMER RESIDENT BAZETTE COMMUNITY DIED IN KILGORE

Mrs. Carrie Spencer, age 39 years, wife of W. P. Spencer, died at her home in Kilgore Wednesday, March 21. Funeral services were held Thursday at the First Christian church in Bazette and were conducted by Rev. Yewell, pastor of the Christian church in Kilgore. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery,

Mrs. Spencer was a native of Navarro county, having been born and reared in the Bazette community.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Horace and Wallace Spencer; three daughters, Mary Frances, Gladys Marie and Geneva Spencer, all of Kilgore; six sisters, Mrs. Earle McCleary, Kerens; Mrs. Ellen Spencer, Waco; Mrs. Earl Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Presley, Mrs. Betsy Paschal and Mrs. Bell White, all of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. R. Bostick, W. J. Bradford, B. O. Law, H. G. Spencer, J. D. Spencer and Jeff Spencer.

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Bazette

BAZETTE, March 28.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Pen Spencer was buried at Prairie Point cemetery Thursday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 29, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Penn Spencer married Feb. 2, 1914; d/o Bennett Mickel “Ben” Terry & Mary Artimissia (Watson) Terry

Isaac W. “Ike” Walker
Feb 19, 1868 - Apr 19, 1936

KERENS MAN DIED IN CORSICANA HOSPITAL BURIAL TUESDAY

KERENS, April 21,--(Spl.)—I. W. Walker, aged 68, member of a prominent Navarro county family and long time resident of Kerens, passed away in the Navarro clinic in Corsicana early Sunday following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Rev. J. N. Everhart and Rev. O. E. Wilkins, with burial in Prairie Point cemetery. Pallbearers were C. C. Speed, J. N. Inmon, Vance Thompson, John Sims, Chester Kyser, O. J. Inmon, J. L. Crowley, J. D. Holland and J. D. Thornton.

Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, a son, Flavelle W. Walker of La Belle, Fla., and two daughters, Mrs. Carmen Dannelley of Kerens and Mrs. Harry E. Driver of Los Angeles, Calif.

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George Thomas “Tom” Nelson
Mar 6, 1902 - Dec 26, 1935

EMPLOYEE OF OIL COMPANY IS BURIED AT PRAIRIE POINT

Funeral services for George Thomas Nelson, aged 33 years, employee of the Girard Oil Corporation, who died in Mineral Wells Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Fleacher, local Baptist minister.

Prior to moving to Corsicana the family resided in Mexia.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Tommie Loraine Nelson, two sons, Glenn and Fred Nelson, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. H. Laningham, Roane; a sister, Mrs. A. D. Shelton, Corsicana; and two brothers, Jim and Joe Nelson, both of Overton.

Pallbearers were John Decker, A. Ruth, Ben Horn, J. E. Whitten, Earl Keuck, Lee Brashear and Fred Hodgen.

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Nannie Durgan (Clark) Patterson
Sep 28, 1882 - Sep 9, 1965

Mrs. Patterson Rites Saturday

Mrs. Nannie Patterson, 82, 1911 West Collin street, died in Memorial hospital Thursday night. She was a native of Unionville, Tenn. She was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church and Rev. T. J. Chasteen, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a son, E. A. Patterson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. R. Babb, Grand Prairie; Mrs. J. E. Hanson, Corsicana, and Mrs. N. E. Scarbrough, Arlington; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Dean Thedford, W. M. Thedford, Ray Bab, Jerry Scarbrough, Bacil Herod and H. H. Stark.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sep 10, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Eldridge Adolph Patterson, Sr. married Aug. 19, 1903; d/o A. L. Clark & Key (Elliott) Clark per death certificate

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Saturday Rites Mrs. Patterson

Final rites for Mrs. Nannie Patterson, 82, 1911 West Collin street, who died in Memorial hospital Thursday night, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. T. J. Chasteen, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a son, E. A. Patterson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. R. Babb, Grand Prairie; Mrs. J. E. Hanson, Corsicana, and Mrs. N. E. Scarbrough, Arlington; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Dean Thedford, W. M. Thedford, Ray Bab, Jerry Scarbrough, Bacil Herod and H. H. Stark.

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Anita Maxine Abbe
Mar 20, 1935 - Mar 20, 1935

Funeral Services Held Thursday

Funeral services for Annita Maxine Abbie, seven-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Abbie, 218 West Twelfth avenue, who died Wednesday night, were held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Ruby Etheline and Billie Dean, two grandmothers, a grand father and a great-grandfather.

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

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Jackie Gene Meadows
Nov 17, 1935 - Dec 23, 1935

BABY BURIED IN PETTY’S CHAPEL CEMETERY TUESDAY

Funeral services for Jackie Gene Meadows, five-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Meadows, East Park Ave., who died Monday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Petty’s Chapel Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. W. Burgess of the Pentecostal church.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Billie Dearl Meadows
Dec 18, 1939 - Apr 6, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR BABY

Funeral services for Billie D. Meadows, 4-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Meadows, who died Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Petty’s Chapel Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Allen A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, June and Faye Meadows; a brother, Bobbie Meadows, all of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Autrey, Kerens, and Mrs. Catherine Meadows, Teague.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Apr 8, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Ike Grady “Daddy Jack” Meadows and Exie Marie “Big Momma” (Autrey) Meadows buried in Oakwood cemetery

Walter Allen Polk
Dec 19, 1861 - Aug 23, 1935

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED EARLY FRIDAY

W. A. Polk, aged 73 years, resident of this section for 25 years died at his home near Hogan Bridge, several miles northeast of Corsicana, Friday morning at 8:45 o’clock and the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at the Petty’s Chapel Cemetery where burial will be made.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Young, Vernon, and Mrs. R. H. Beale, Corsicana and a son, Walter Polk, Corsicana.

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

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FUNERAL RITES LATE FRIDAY FOR PIONEER RESIDENT

Funeral services for W. A. Polk, aged 73 years, resident of the Petty’s Chapel community for many years, who died Friday morning at 8:34, were held at the Petty’s Chapel Cemetery Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Young, Vernon, and Mrs. R. D. Beale, Corsicana; a son, Walter Polk, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Arthur McNeel, Allen Beale, Vernon Young, Alfred McCraw, and Paul E. McNeel.

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

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Martha Elizabeth (McNeil) Polk
Nov 11, 1861 - Jun 1, 1938

AGED RESIDENT OF PETTY’S CHAPEL IS BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Polk, age 76 years, who died at her home in the Petty’s Chapel community at an early hour Wednesday morning were held at the Petty’s Chapel cemetery at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, interment was in the Petty’s Chapel Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, W. D. Polk, Petty’s Chapel; two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Beale, Corsicana; Mrs. J. A. Young, Vernon, and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

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Robert “Bob” Cleeland
Nov 16, 1892 - Apr 3, 1976

Bob Cleeland

Services for Bob Cleeland who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Episcopal church. The Rev. James Sigler will officiate. Burial will be in Philadelphia, Pa.

Cleeland is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Beck Cleeland of Corsicana, one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Landrell of Houston, and by two grandsons.

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George Lee Price
Sep 10, 1882 - Nov 25, 1935

GEORGE LEE PRICE BURIED ZION’S REST MONDAY AFTERNOON

George Lee Price, aged 53 years, died at his home on the Fortson farm several miles north of Corsicana Monday morning at 1 o’clock and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the residence with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham.

Surviving re his wife, six children, Ed Price, Aubrey Price, Odell Price, Weldon Price, Charlie Price, and Misses George Emma Price and Floy Price, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Walter Price, Cooper and Mel Price of Plainview; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Stewart, Cooper.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Bula (Dunn) Price
Jun 29, 1885 - Sep 8, 1948

MRS. BEULAH PRICE DIES WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Mrs. Beulah Price, aged 63 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock following a several weeks’ illness.

Surviving are five sons, Ed and Floyd Price, both of Dallas; Odell, Charles and Wilton, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Etta Gaines, Konowa, Okla.; Mrs. Jennie Harris, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Buna Havner, Corsicana; Mrs. Carrie Whitehead, Corsicana; three brothers, W. R. Dunn, Corsicana; Alvin Dunn, Cooper, and H. L. Dunn, El Centro, Calif., and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Mrs. Joe B. Williams.

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