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James H. Robinson
Dec 16, 1852 - Dec 3, 1935

AGED NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED ON TUESDAY

JAMES H. ROBINSON WILL BE BURIED WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 11 O’CLOCK

James H. Robinson, aged 83 years, native of Dresden, Navarro county, and resident of Corsicana for 51 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock after a brief illness with pneumonia. The funeral will be held from the chapel fo the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mr. Robinson was born at Dresden, Dec. 16, 1853, the son of Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Robinson, among the earliest pioneers of Navarro county.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harris Ransom, Corsicana; a son, James W. Robinson, Corsicana; two brothers, W. D. Robinson and S. E. Robinson, both of Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. Ella Blair, Dresden and other relatives.

The active pallbearers will be Hood Cheney, Byron Cheney, John Sullivan, Paul Bruce, Perry McCammon and Julian Ransom.

Friends of the family are named honorary pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 3, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth “Bettie” (DuVal) Robinson married Feb. 13, 1879; s/o Dr. William Simpson Robinson & Mariah Adelaide (Riggs) Robinson
     

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FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR J. H. ROBINSON

Funeral services for James H. Robinson, aged 83 years, native of Dresden and resident of Corsicana for 51 years, who died in a local hospital Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock after a brief illness were held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock after a brief illness were held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mr. Robinson was born in Dresden, Dec. 16, 1853, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Robinson, among the earliest pioneers of Navarro county.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harris Ransom, Corsicana; a son, James W. Robinson, Corsicana; two brothers, W. D. Robinson and S. E. Robinson, both of Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. Ella Blair, Dresden and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hood Cheney, Byron Cheney, John Sullivan, Paul Bruce, Perry McCammon and Julian Ransom.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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William Clowe Hudson
Aug 31, 1926 - Mar 10, 1935

LITTLE BOY DIED AT LOCAL HOSPITAL; BE BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for William Clowe Hudson, aged 8 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Hudson, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock after a three-weeks’ illness, will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, George Hudson, Jr., the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clowe, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. V. Mowlam, George W. Jenkins, S. J. Rouse and Fred Jeffers.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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LITTLE BOY BURIED TUESDAY MORNING IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY.

Funeral services for William Clowe Hudson, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Hudson, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock after a three weeks’ illness, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, George Hudson, Jr.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clowe, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wm. V. Mowlam, George W. Jenkins, S. J. Rouse and Fred Jeffers.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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John Davis Hathorn, Dr.
Dec 3, 1891 - Jul 13, 1935

DR. J. D. HATHORN DIED AUGUSTA, GA., SATURDAY NIGHT

CORSICANA PHYSICIAN AND WORLD WAR VETERAN BE BURIED HERE TUESDAY

Dr. John D. Hathorn, aged 43 years, physician here for the past 12 years, died in the U. S. Veterans’ Hospital in Augusta, GA., Saturday night at 6 o’clock. The remains will probably reach here Tuesday and the funeral will be held from the family residence, 2014 West Fourth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Dr. Hathorn had been ill for the past several weeks. He was taken to the Veterans’ hospital at Waco and then transferred to the hospital at Augusta. He was a native of Mississippi, having been born in Columbia, Marion county, December 3, 1891. He came to Corsicana in 1923 from Jennings, La., and had been actively engaged in practice here since that time until his recent illness.

Dr. Hathorn was an ex-service man, having served two years in the medical corps during the World War, his service being mainly in the base hospital at San Antonio.

In 1925 Dr. Hathorn was married to Miss Neita Noble of Corsicana.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Dorothy, aged 7 years, Corsicana; five brothers, Claud V, Hathorn, Reese Hathorn, Sam Hathorn, Fleet Hathorn and Nevin Hathorn, all of Mississippi; two sisters, Miss Ruth Hathorn, Mississippi, and Dr. Mary Maxwell Hathorn, New York City.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home here.

Dr. Hathorn was a member of the First Baptist church.

Brothers to Accompany Body.
The body is scheduled to arrive here Tuesday morning at 4:40 o’clock, accompanied by four of his brothers.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. J. Howard Williams, Dallas, executive secretary, Texas Baptist convention, former pastor of the local church, assisted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Active pallbearers will be Joe Jefferson, S. L. Dublin, Wayne R. Howell, Franklin Seale, Dr. Will Miller, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. Dan B. Hamill and Sydney Marks.

Honorary pallbearers will be all members of the Navarro County Medical Society, Navarro county physicians, Dr. S. L. Scothorn, Dallas; Dr. H. B. Mason, Temple; M. M. Stafford, Jennings, La., and all of his warm personal friends.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 15, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Neita (Noble) Hathorn married Jun. 9, 1925 s/o Nevin Clowney Hathorn and Susan Rebecca (Cooper) Hathorn (obit says born Dec. 3, 1891—death certificate says born Mar. 12, 1891)

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR DR. HATHORN

BODY ARRIVED FROM AUGUSTA, GA., TODAY, ACCOMPANIED BY BROTHERS

Funeral services for Dr. John D. Hathorn, 43, prominent physician here for years, will be held from the family home, 2014 West Fourth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. Hathorn had been ill for several weeks. He died in the U. S. Veterans’ Hospital at Augusta, Ga., Saturday night at 6 o’clock and the body arrived in Corsicana at an early hour Tuesday morning, accompanied by four of his brothers.

Dr. Hathorn was a native of Mississippi. He was with the same hospital in San Antonio during the World war and later went to Louisiana, moving to Corsicana in 1923.

The funeral will be conducted by Dr. J. Howard Williams of Dallas, executive secretary of the Texas Baptist convention and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here of which Dr. Hathorn was a member.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Dorothy, aged 7 years, Corsicana; five brothers, Claud V, Hathorn, Reese Hathorn, Sam Hathorn, Fleet Hathorn and Nevin Hathorn, all of Mississippi; two sisters, Miss Ruth Hathorn, Mississippi, and Dr. Mary Maxwell Hathorn, New York City.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. J. Howard Williams, Dallas, executive secretary, Texas Baptist convention, former pastor of the local church, assisted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Active pallbearers will be Joe Jefferson, S. L. Dublin, Wayne R. Howell, Franklin Seale, Dr. Will Miller, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. Dan B. Hamill and Sydney Marks.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Navarro County Medical Society, Navarro county physicians, Dr. S. L. Scothorn, Dallas; Dr. H. B. Mason, Temple; M. M. Stafford, Jennings, La., and all personal friends.

Singers will be Sidney Brietz, Mrs. Joel Trimble, Mrs. L. A. Cooper and Roy Leeds.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home will direct the rites.

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DR. J. D. HATHORN FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral rites for Dr. John D. Hathorn, 43, physician here for the past 12 years, who died in the u. S. Veterans Hospital in Augusta, Ga., Saturday night, after an illness of several weeks, were held from the family home, 2014 West Fourth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. J. Howard Williams, executive secretary of the Texas Baptist convention, Dallas, and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here of which Dr. Hathorn was a member.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Dorothy, Corsicana; five brothers and two sisters.

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

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Rebecca R. Gafford
1887 - Nov 12, 1935

Miss Rebecca Gafford Who Died In Abilene Buried in Corsicana

Funeral services for Miss Rebecca Gafford, age 48 years, who died Tuesday in Abilene, were held from the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, A. J. Gafford, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. John W. Ray, Walnut Springs; Mrs. Burleson Dean, of Grand Prairie and other relatives.

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Phyllis Ann Blackburn
1919 - May 27, 1935

JUNIOR HI SCHOOL STUDENT DIED AT HOME GRANDMOTHER

Phyllis Ann Blackburn, age 15 years, died Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Cullen with whom she made her home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Cullen. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Phyllis Ann was a student in Junior high school and was popular with her playmates.

Surviving are her father, Fred Blackburn, Fort Worth; a sister, Doris Blackburn, Corsicana; her grandmother, Mrs. Cullen and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON JUNIOR HI STUDENT

Funeral services for Phyllis Ann Blackburn, aged 15 years, Corsicana junior high school student, who died Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock after a brief illness, were held from the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Cullen, 971 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church. The young girl made her home with her grandmother.

Surviving are her father, Fred Blackburn, Fort Worth; a sister, Doris Blackburn, Corsicana; grandmother and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joel Trimble, Edgar Blackburn, Boyce Martin, Bell White, Jr., Frank Garner and Harry Smith.

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

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H. Willard Metcalf
Mar 1871 - May 27, 1935

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN FT. WORTH MONDAY

Willard Metcalf, aged 64 years, native of Corsicana, who was a resident of Fort Worth for many years, died at his home in Fort Worth Monday morning at 2 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery, Mr. Metcalf was born and reared here.

Surviving are four brothers, Albert Metcalf, Corsicana; Ernest Metcalf, Tulsa, Okla.; Frank Metcalf, Tyler, and Alma Metcalf, Fort Worth; and three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Martin, Fort Worth; Mrs. Cladie Braughton, Wichita Falls and Mrs. Cora King, Corsicana.

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WILLARD METCALF BURIED IN OAKWOOD TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Willard Metcalf, aged 64 years, who died at his home in Fort Worth Monday morning at 2 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Metcalf was born and reared in Corsicana, but had resided in Fort Worth for many years.

Surviving are four brothers, Albert Metcalf, Corsicana; Ernest Metcalf, Tulsa, Okla.; Frank Metcalf, Tyler, and Alma Metcalf, Fort Worth; and three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Martin, Fort Worth; Mrs. Cladie Braughton, Wichita Falls and Mrs. Cora King, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Metcalf, Charles Metcalf, R. E. Wilson, Robert Dickson and S. H. Hornbeck.

Singers were W. B. Waddell, Kelly McKeown, Mrs. A. L. Absher and Boyce Martin.

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William Taylor “Will” Carter
Jan 13, 1872 - May 5, 1962

Will T. Carter Dies Saturday

Will T. Carter, native of Illinois but long-time resident of Corsicana, died Saturday following an extended illness. He was 80.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon chapel with Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor, First Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Born, Jan. 13, 1872, at Mt. Vernon, Ill., Carter came to Corsicana at an early age. He was a retired employee of Magnolia Petroleum company.

Following retirement from Magnolia, Carter and his late wife operated Carter Fashion Shop until his wife’s death in 1957.

Carter was a Mason and a Methodist.

The only immediate survivor is one son, Frank L. Carter.

Pallbearers will be Charles C. McQuiston, D. M. Wyatt, C. B. Haley, W. Art Martin, Guy Sitton and Melvin Bowman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 5, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Pearl Elizabeth (Larrison) Carter married Oct. 23, 1895; s/o Francis M. Carter & Sarah Virginia (Marlow) Carter buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Pearl Elizabeth (Larrison) Carter
Nov 28, 1878 - Mar 9, 1957

Mrs. Carter Dies Saturday; Rites Planned Monday

Mrs. Wm. T. Carter, 1422 West Seventh Avenue, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Carter had resided in Corsicana since a young girl. She operated the Carter Fashion Shop here for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was active in the WSCS.

Surviving are her husband, Wm. T. Carter, Corsicana; a son, Frank. L. Carter, Albuquerque, N. M.; two brothers, Frank and Luther Larrison, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. C. B. McDonald, Henrietta; a niece, Mrs. Ethel Caldwell, Dallas; three nephews, Dr. Carl Wilson, Houston; Dr. James M. Stone, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dr. K. L. Knickerbocker, Knoxville, Tenn., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 9, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Taylor “Will” Carter married Oct. 23, 1895; d/o John Franklin Larrison & Nancy “Nannie” (Moore per Pearl’s death certificate) Larrison

Eliza Alberta (McMullan) Huffman
Mar 25, 1875 - Sep 12, 1965

Mrs. Huffman Dies Sunday, Rites Monday

Mrs. A. L. Huffman, 90, of 1234 West Fifth avenue, native of Chatfield, died at her home early Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a member, and Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. George Kirven, Mrs. W. W. Harris, Mrs. Llora Mize and Miss Suzy Huffman, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Walter Garland, Coleman; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. A. L. Huffman, Jr., Woodstock, Ill.; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Wight, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. P. Thorp, Chatfield, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Roberts, Paul Moore, Leighton B. Dawson, Roy Love, W. Wesley Harris, Dr. Robert Mertz, Dr. Leslie E. Kelton, Jr.; Tom Spikes, N. W. Harris and Herman Roberts.

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Amos Lloyd Huffman
Jul 1, 1901 - May 31, 1971

HUFFMAN

SERVICES FRO Mr. A. L. (Huff) Huffman will be held Wednesday June 2 in Griffin Chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Huffman died May 31 in Memorial Hospital. He was a licensed funeral home director for 42 years.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; one son, Lloyd Huffman of Farmers Branch; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Cave of Dallas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Officiating minister will be Rev. Eugene Wood.

Mr. Huffman was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Robert N. Ross, Marshall Weems, Henry Slate, W. H. Tipton, Frank Marx, Charles Tate, and J. W. Dill.

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Walter Louis Garland
Jul 15, 1906 - Nov 7, 1974

W. L. Garland

Funeral services are pending under the direction of Corley Funeral home for Walter Louis Garland, 68, who died Thursday morning at his home in Spur.

A native of Richland, he also resided in Corsicana. He and Martha Huffman of Corsicana married in 1935. He was a retired employee of West Texas Oil and Gas Company.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Garland of Spur; his father, Joseph W. Garland of Redding, California; two brothers, Dr. Hugh Garland and Joe Garland both of Redding; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Walter L. Garland

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Funeral Chapel for Walter L. Garland, who passed away in Spur, Texas, Thursday night.

Rev. Jack Riley will officiate the service with interment to follow in
Oakwood cemetery.

He was a retired petroleum engineer for a natural gas company in Spur.

He is survived by his widow of Spur; his father Joseph Garland of Redding, Calif.; and two brothers, Dr. Hugh Garland and Joe Garland, also both of Redding.

Pallbearers will be Sam Roberts, Terry Means, Reuben Griffin, F. E. Withrow, Jr., Arthur Patrick, and Alton Eddins.

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Lycurgis Columbus Horn
Feb 13, 1859 - Jan 21, 1935

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA WAS BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for L. C. Horn aged 76 years, pioneer blacksmith of Corsicana, who died at his home, 910 North Beaton Street, Monday night at 11:30 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Horn was well-known here and was engaged in the blacksmith and general repair business for many years.

Surviving are two sons, M. T. Horn, Corsicana architect, and Frank Horn, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Ira Hart, Corsicana and Mrs. T. G. Beckett, Dallas; and nine grandchildren.

Rev. B. A. Steverson, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, conducted the services.

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Nannie (Taylor) Leonard
May 20, 1847 - Mar 27, 1935

AGED POWELL WOMAN DIED WEDNESDAY AND BE BURIED THURSDAY

Mrs. Nannie Leonard, aged 87 years resident of Navarro county for 34 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. J. Garrett at Powell Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the First Methodist church here Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John C. Wilson, Memphis; Mrs. Alice Price, Houston; Mrs. Virgie Park, Tennessee; Mrs. A. J. Boyd, Duncanville, Okla., and Mrs. Garrett, Powell; a son, Bob Leonard, Memphis; and a sister, Mrs. Bettie Bello, Chapel Hill, Tenn.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD THURSDAY FOR AGED WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Leonard, aged 87 years, resident of Navarro county 34 years, who died at Powell Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock, were held from the First Methodist church in Corsicana Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John C. Wilson, Memphis; Mrs. Alice Price, Houston; Mrs. Virgie Park, Tennessee; Mrs. A. J. Boyd, Duncanville, Okla., and Mrs. Garrett, Powell; a son, Bob Leonard, Memphis; and a sister, Mrs. Bettie Bello, Chapel Hill, Tenn.

Pallbearers were John Estes, C. Moore, Chpa Albritton, Rufus Massey, S. R. Faucett and Wilson Kent.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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James Edward Jackson, Sr.
Jul 28, 1859 - Aug 11, 1935

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED EARLY MONDAY

J. E. Jackson, aged 76 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at his home at the intersection of West Seventh avenue and South Thirty-Fourth street, at an early hour Monday morning. The funeral was held from the First Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. C.R. Gray, presiding elder of the Corsicana Methodist district.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, T. M. Jackson, Oklahoma City; J. E. Jackson, Jr., Stamford; Mrs. Lela Martin, Rogers; Mrs. C. W. Stough, Arlington; Mrs. Zenie Goodwin, Kerens; Amos Jackson, Barry, and Mrs. Thelma McDaniel, Richland; about 50 grandchildren, and three brothers, George Jackson, Corsicana; Bob Jackson, Stamford, and Will Jackson, Corsicana;

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

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Charles Wells Cherry
Jul 20, 1857 - Dec 14, 1935

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BE BURIED HERE ON SUNDAY

C. W. Cherry, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home in Oklahoma City, Friday night, and the funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Allen Edens, 807 West Seventh avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Cherry and his family resided in Corsicana for many years prior to moving to Oklahoma City and was prominent and active in various circles in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Edens, Corsicana; a son, Neil Cherry, Oklahoma City, a granddaughter and a grandson.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. W. CHERRY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for C. W. Cherry, former resident of Corsicana, who died at his home in Oklahoma City Friday night were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Allen Edens, 807 West Seventh avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mr. Cherry and his family resided in Corsicana for many years prior to moving to Oklahoma. He was a prominent and active member of civic and other organizations while residing here.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Edens, Corsicana; a son, Neil Cherry, Oklahoma City, a grandson and granddaughter.

Pallbearers were C. L. Jester, N. C. Goodman, B. L. Davis, Dr. L. C. Polk, Will Thompson and J. Y. Stewart.

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

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Sarah Elizabeth (Bolen) Cherry
Nov 5, 1860 - Aug 23, 1959

Mrs. Cherry Of Oklahoma City Expires Sunday

Mrs. Charles Cherry, aged 97 years, former Corsicana resident, died in Oklahoma City Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allen Edens, Sr., Corsicana; a son, Neal Cherry, Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Cherry

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Cherry, 98, who died in Oklahoma City Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Donald C. Holt, associate pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Cherry and her family resided in Corsicana for many years before moving to Oklahoma City in 1911.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allen Edens, Sr., Corsicana; a son, Neal Cherry, Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Allen Edens, Jr.; Allen Edens, 111; Allyn Lang, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Ben F. Blackmon, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Jack Cunningham and Charlie Bee. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Hugh Barton Bradley
Mar 29, 1874 - Apr 25, 1935

BARTON BRADLEY, EMPLOYE OF SUN, DIED SUDDENLY

HEART ATTACK WAS FATAL EARLY THURSDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON

H. B. Bradley, aged 61 years, printer, employee in the mechanical department of the Corsicana Daily Sun for the past 16 years, died with a heart attack Thursday morning at 4 o’clock at his home, 510 North Commerce street. He had been in ill health for the past several months, but his condition was not regarded as serious.

The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, of which he was a member for many years. Prior to moving to Corsicana 15 years ago, Mr. Bradley resided in Cleburne. He was a native of Arkansas.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Barton Otis Bradley; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Steely, and a granddaughter, Alice Helen Steely, all of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Hall and Mrs. Vertie Barrett, both of Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be Dr. L. E. Kelton, Albert Fullerton, N. F. Garrett, J. H. Bryant, Charles Teeple, Sidney P. Story and C. B. Haley.

Honorary pallbearers were the personnel of the Daily Sun and friends of the family.

Barton Bradley, or “Brad” as he was familiarly called by his close friends and co-workers on the Sun, was very popular with all who knew him. He had a fine sense of humor and was cheerful and good-natured even in his recent ill-health, which had forced him to practically give up work at his chosen trade, and in which he was most efficient.

His cheery disposition and ready wit made friends readily and held them closely. He was up-right, honest in his dealings and fair towards his fellowmen. While he had his convictions and stood by them with vigor, he always conceded to others the right to their own convictions and respected them. “Brad” was a good man and made the world better for having lived therein. May he rest in peace.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR H. B. BRADLEY

Funeral rites for H. B. Bradley aged 61 years, who died with a heart attack at 4 o’clock Thursday morning, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church of which he had been a long-time member.

He had been connected with the mechanical department of the Corsicana Daily Sun during the past 15 years. Prior to moving to Corsicana, Mr. Bradley had resided in Cleburne. He was a native of Arkansas.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Barton Otis Bradley; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Steely, and a granddaughter, Alice Helen Steely, all of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Hall and Mrs. Vertie Barrett, both of Little Rock, Ark.

Active pallbearers were Dr. L. E. Kelton, Albert Fullerton, N. F. Garrett, J. H. Bryant, Charles Teeple, Sidney P. Story and C. B. Haley.

Honorary pallbearers were the personnel of the Daily Sun and friends of the family.

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Cora Mellissa (Morgan) Bradley
Jul 1, 1885 - Jul 1, 1940

FUNERAL RITES ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. BRADLEY

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora M. Bradley, aged 56 years, who died on her birthday Monday morning at her home, 510 North Commerce were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Chapel of Corley Funeral Home.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian Church.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Bradley had resided in Corsicana for the past 20 years. She was the widow of the late H. B. Bradley.

Surviving are one son, Barton Otis Bradley, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Steely, Corsicana, one grand daughter, Alice Helen Steely, also of Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Hudson, Banks, Ark.; and Mrs. Ab Gavins, Herbine, Ark.; one brother G. W. Morgan, Banks, Ark.

Pallbearers were Albert Fullerton, N. F. Garret, J. H. Bryant, Charles Teeple, Sidney P. Story, C. B. Haley, C. C. Sands and J. W. Edens, Jr.

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Louise Emily (Bradley) Steely
Sep 35, 1913 - Jun 25, 1966

Mrs. Steely Dies Tuesday

Mrs. W. H. Steely, 52, died at the family home, 520 North Commerce Street, Tuesday morning following an extended illness. Native of Paris, she had resided here since childhood and had resided at 520 North Commerce for 30 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, minister of the First Christian church of which she was a member.

Surviving are her husband, W. H. Steely, Corsicana; a son Billy Steely, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Smith, Irving; four grandchildren; a brother, Barton Otis Bradley, Baytown, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Edens, Jr.; John H. Bryant, C. A. Still, Walter McDaniel, Emmett Dosser, Henry Nichols and Allen Breithaupt.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Steely

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Steely, 52, who died at the family home, 510 North Commerce street, following an extended illness, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, minister of the First Christian church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are her husband, W. H. Steely, Corsicana; a son Billy Steely, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Smith, Irving; four grandchildren; a brother, Barton Otis Bradley, Baytown, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wesley Edens, Jr.; John H. Bryant, C. A. Still, Walter McDaniel, Emmett Dosser, Henry Nichols and Allen Breithaupt.

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Mattie Henrietta (Byrd) Walker
Jun 5, 1872 - Dec 5, 1935

MRS. P. F. WALKER DIED THURSDAY AT HOME IN CORSICANA

Mrs. P. F. Walker, aged 63 years, native of Navarro county, died at her home, 613 South Eighteenth street, Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers and Rev. M. Howell.

Surviving are four sons, Avery E. Walker, Dallas; Harry P. and Wayne Walker, both of Kilgore, and John Allen Walker, El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Franklin, Corsicana and Miss Doris Walker, Houston; two sisters, Miss Minnie Byrd, Kentucky, and Miss Lizzie Byrd, Corsicana; three brothers, H. D. Byrd, Dallas, and W. W. and C. W. Byrd, both of Corsicana and three grandchildren.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WALKER HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. P. F. Walker, aged 63 years, native if Navarro who died Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock, were held from the family residence, 613 South Eighteenth street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. Lawrence Shivers and M. Howell.

Surviving are four sons, Avery E. Walker, Dallas; Harry P. and Wayne Walker, both of Kilgore, and John Allen Walker, El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Franklin, Corsicana and Miss Doris Walker, Houston; two sisters, Miss Minnie Byrd, Kentucky, and Miss Lizzie Byrd, Corsicana; three brothers, H. D. Byrd, Dallas, and W. W. and C. W. Byrd, both of Corsicana and three grandchildren.

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

Pallbearers were Sam J. Helm, John C. Hughes, Allen Edens, George Kuykendall, Ed Holmes, R. L. Thompson, Felix Washburn and Cecil Johnston, Oklahoma.

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Henry Bradley Sikes, Sr.
Mar 10, 1889 - Feb 21, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HENRY SIKES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Henry B. Sikes, aged 45 years, formerly of Corsicana, who died Wednesday night in Gladewater after a short illness with pneumonia, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of his mother, Mrs. Lena Sikes, 620 South Fourteenth street, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, Gladewater, a daughter, Jacquelyn Sikes, Corsicana; a son, Henry B. Sikes, Jr., Corsicana; mother, three brothers, J. W. Sikes, Cordale, Ga.; Frank Sikes, Dallas; and Basil Sikes, Kilgore; and two sisters, Mrs. Dave Mims, Corsicana, and Miss Cozzette Sikes, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Pete O’Daniel, Festus A. Pierce, Charles Kessinger, T. P. Hayes, R. C. Richardson and John C. Hughes.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 22, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Pearl “Maggie” (Henderson) Sikes married Jul 13, 1919; s/o James Richard “Jim” Sikes buried in Sikes Family Cemetery, Clark county, Ga.

Alexander Beaton Miller
Apr 28, 1869 - Dec 10, 1935

BEATON MILLER DIED SUDDENLY OF HEART ATTACK

NATIVE OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY IN RICE HOTEL TUESDAY NIGHT

Alexander Beaton Miller, aged 66 years, died suddenly with a heart attack in the Rice Hotel, Houston, last night and the body was returned to Corsicana Wednesday morning.

The funeral rites were held from the residence of a sister, Mrs. Ursula Miller, 521 West Third avenue at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a brother, J. Lanty Miller, and a sister, Miss Ursula Miller, both of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. D. Robinson, C. J. Knox, C. T. Banister, N. C. Goodman, H. R. Stewart and W. A. Hammett.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 11, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruth Church Payne Miller married Dec. 27, 1929 (Divorced); s/o Chief Justice John L. Miller, Judge, Major & Mary H. (McKinney) Miller

Everett Bates Sherrard
Jul 11, 1887 - Jul 30, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR E. B. SHERRARD

Funeral services for Everett Bates Sherrard, aged 48 years, 739 West Park avenue, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock after an extended illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at
Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. K. Marney of Mansfield, Texas, former pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mr. Sherrard was a native of Streetman and had resided here a number of years. He conducted his Home laundry and formerly operated a dairy here.

Surviving are his widow, seven children, Roland Sherrard, Corsicana; Thomas Everett Sherrard, Corsicana; Mrs. V. E. Raines, Cleburne; Rosa Mae Sherrard, Cody Sherrard, Eugene Sherrard and Bettie Sherrard, all of Corsicana; two grandchildren, three brothers, Charles Sherrard, Streetman; J. C. Sherrard, Chilicothe; and Parks Sherrard, Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. E. R. Ballew, Archer City.

Pallbearers were E. K. Moores, A. L. Absher, W. T. Allmon, A. E. Foster, C. C. Fetty and Buford Sherrard.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 31, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bettie Matilda (Russell) Sherrard; s/o George Emery Sherrard & Elizabeth Jane (Renfrow) Sherrard buried in Birdston cemetery

Alexander Sloan “Alex” Robinson
May 12, 1917 - Jan 16, 1972

Alex Robinson

Services were to be today at 2 p.m. in Griffin Chapel for Alex Robinson, 54, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Harold Burns and Rev. Ray Turner were to officiate. Burial is to be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Robinson was born and raised in Tupelo.

He is survived by his widow of Tupelo, one son, Hugh Robinson of Tupelo; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Jordan of Bridgeport, Texas; three granddaughters and one grandson; five brothers, Joe Robinson, Reuben Robinson and John Robinson, all of Tupelo; George Robinson of Corsicana and R. R. Robinson of California; two sisters, Mrs. Alex Lechart of Corsicana and Mrs. William Drake of Austin and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lee Holsey, Billy W. Graves, Lloyd James, Rodney Ruffin, Alvin Jones and George Scott.

The honorary pallbearers are Ed Howell, John Bennett and Johnny Spencer.

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Emma (Medlin) Payne
Feb 22, 1893 - Dec 11, 1951

Mrs. E. E. Payne Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. E. M. Payne, 58, of Roane, fatally injured in an automobile collision here Tuesday morning, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. S. E. Hopkins. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Payne died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from injuries sustained about 8 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Beaton Street and First Avenue.

Officer Frank Chapman, who investigated, said a car driven by J. E. Brown of Emhouse was traveling south on Beaton and the Payne automobile was going west on First avenue at the time of the accident.

Payne and Brown were not seriously hurt in the mishap.

Mrs. Payne’s death is the fifteenth automobile traffic fatality in Navarro county for the year and the third within the city limits. Police records show that the two previous fatalities in the city involved pedestrians and Mrs. Payne is the first to be killed in a car.

Surviving are her husband of Roane; two daughters, Mrs. F. R. Nicols, Killeen, and Mrs. A. S. Robinson, Rice; one son, J. A. Payne, Fort Hood; five grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Maudie Spurgeon, Seagraves; Mrs. Vela Spurgeon, Levelland; Mrs. Melba Tilley, Lone Wolf, Okla., and Mrs. Flossie McDonald, Dallas; three brothers, Walter and R. B. Medlin, both of Bay City, and C. G. Medlin, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Eugene Fluker, Woodrow Wilson, M. E. Wallace, Ed. Howell, Reuben Tucker, and C. D. Gilliam.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 12, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Ethridge Elem Payne married May 11, 1913; d/o Scott L. Medlin & Fannie Lee (Fugua) Medlin (brothers death certificate says Albert Scott Medlin)

James Thomas Payne
Jul 23, 1874 - Jan 18, 1943

J. T. PAYNE DIED AT PETTY’S CHAPEL ON MONFAY NIGHT

J. T. Payne, aged 78 years, died at the family home in the Petty’s Chapel community Monday night. Funeral rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Alabama, he had resided in Navarro county for the past 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, Petty’s Chapel; two daughters, Mrs. M. C. Jones and Mrs. L. E. Griffith, both of Tyler; a son, E. E. Payne, Hester; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Heflin, Ala., and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Everett E. Payne, Troy W. Payne, Howard Payne, Kyle Payne, Harvey Payne and Joe Payne.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR J. T. PAYNE

Funeral services for J. T. Payne, aged 78 years, who died at the family home in the Petty’s Chapel community Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery, Revs. E. O. Stewart and N. E. Bryant, officiated.

A native of Alabama, he had resided in Navarro county for the past 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, Petty’s Chapel; two daughters, Mrs. M. C. Jones and Mrs. L. E. Griffith, both of Tyler; a son, E. E. Payne, Hester; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Heflin, Ala., and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Everett E. Payne, Troy W. Payne, Howard Payne, Kyle Payne, Harvey Payne and Joe Payne.

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Jay Washington Childress
Mar 25, 1865 - Nov 29, 1935

FATHER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED FRIDAY IN FORT WORTH

J. W. Childress, aged 70, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home in Fort Worth Friday morning at 2:35 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the First Presbyterian church here Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Janie C. Childress, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. F. C. Paul, Corsicana; Mrs. W. G. Woods, Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. W. Wadley, Herrington, Kans.; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Stillwell, Fort Worth, and five grandchildren.

Mr. Childress was a brother of the late Tom Childress of Corsicana

Funeral arrangements are being directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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FORMER CORSICANAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services for J. W. Childress, aged 70 years, former Corsicanan, who died at his home in Fort Worth Friday morning at 2:35 o’clock, were held from the First Presbyterian church here Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Janie C. Childress, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. F. C. Paul, Corsicana; Mrs. W. G. Woods, Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. W. Wadley, Herrington, Kans.; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Stillwell, Fort Worth, and five grandchildren.

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

Pallbearers were H. T. Jackson, Elmer Keith, Sam Blair, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, A. P. Wood, Will Thompson, C. A. Middleton and Harry Kaufman.

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Janie Lucretia (Will) Childress
Mar 16, 1864 - Mar 4, 1939

Relatives, Friends Here For Funeral of Mrs. Janie Childress

Relatives and friends here Sunday for the funeral of the late Mrs. Janie Childress of Fort Worth, mother of Mrs. F. C. Paul, who passed away Saturday in Houston while visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Wadley, were Mrs. W. H. Paul, Mrs. Fred Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Max Shannon, Mrs. A. Andrews and son Alvin Andrews and Knox Childress of Weatherford; and Mr. and Mrs. Harrell Williams and son, Billie, of Fort Worth.

Mrs. Childress had not been well for some time, but was seriously ill only a week.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul had gone to Houston last Tuesday to bring Mrs. Childress to Corsicana, but found her to ill to be moved, so they remained at her bedside until her death, and accompanied her remains to Corsicana for burial Sunday afternoon following an impressive service at the First Presbyterian church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. W. R. Hall.

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Rabon Madden
Jul 26, 1918 - Nov 29, 1935

YOUTH DIED AFTER SHORT ILLNESS; BE BURIED SATURDAY

Rabon Madden, age 17 years, died Friday morning at the P. and S. Hospital following a brief illness, resulting from a infection of a pimple which he had picked on his lip. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 from the Corley Funeral Home and will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Madden, Corsicana; three brothers, Earl Madden, Maurice Madden and Elvin Madden, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Nona Smith, Wink; Mrs. Buna Rash, Corsicana, and Misses Lois and Lovado Madden, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RABON MADDEN BE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Rabon Madden, aged 17 years, who died Friday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, following a brief illness, will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Death was attributed to an infection of a pimple which had been picked on the youth’s lip.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Madden, Corsicana; three brothers, Earl Madden, Maurice Madden and Elvin Madden, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Nona Smith, Wink; Mrs. Buna Rash, Corsicana, and Misses Lois and Lovado Madden, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Baker, Calvert Marr, Tommie Caton, Calvin Holloway, William Leslie King and Frank Clampitt.

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Charles Harrison “Charlie” Brent
Oct 15, 1887 - Sep 23, 1971

C. H. Brent

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Charlie H. Brent, 83, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Burial is set to be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Brent was a native of Dekalb, Tenn. and had lived in Corsicana for the past 50 years.

He was a retired oil field worker.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; four sons, A. J. Brent, Williston, S. Africa; Paul Brent, Duncanville, C. R. Brent of Lagos, Nigeria; and Jim Brent of Stockton, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. S. D. Banks, Corsicana; and Mrs. Ben Nowell of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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C. H. Brent

Services for Charlie H. Brent will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Corley Chapel. Burial is to be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Officiating will be Rev. T. F. Donald and Rev. Charles Pringle.

Brent, a native of Dekalb, Tenn. Had lived in Corsicana for the past 50 years.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; four sons, A. J. Brent, Williston, S. Africa; Paul Brent, Duncanville, C. R. Brent of Lagos, Nigeria; and Jim Brent of Stockton, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. S. D. Banks, Corsicana; and Mrs. Ben Nowell of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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C. H. Brent

Services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Corley Chapel for C. H. Brent, 83, who died in Memorial Hospital, Sept. 23.

Burial is to be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. T. F. Donald and Rev. Charles Pringle are to officiate.

He lived in Corsicana for the past 50 years. He was a retired oil field worker.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; four sons, A. J. Brent, Williston, S. Africa; Paul Brent, Duncanville, C. R. Brent of Lagos, Nigeria; and Jim Brent of Stockton, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. S. D. Banks, Corsicana; and Mrs. Ben Nowell of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Clayton Smith, Eddie Wade, E. A. Ivie, Clyde Boldin, Charles Lauhoff, Horace Collins, Gilbert Stubbs and Gene Stubbs.

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C. H. Brent

Services were to be today at 2 p.m. for Charlie H. Brent, 83, in Corley Funeral Chapel.

Burial was to be in
Oakwood cemetery. Rev. T. F. Donald and Rev. Charles Pringle were to officiate.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; four sons, A. J. Brent, Williston, S. Africa; Paul Brent, Duncanville, C. R. Brent of Lagos, Nigeria; and Jim Brent of Stockton, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. S. D. Banks, Corsicana; and Mrs. Ben Nowell of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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James Alger Brent
Dec 7, 1944 - Sep 29, 1946

RITES FOR DROWNED CHILDREN HERE AS MOTHER COMMITTED

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock for two Cleveland, Texas, children who were discovered drowned in the bathtub of their home last Sunday.

The children, Linda Gene Brent, aged three years, and James Alger Brent, 18-months, were found submerged in the bathtub after neighbors had been alarmed by their screams, according to Associated Press dispatches.

Their father, A. H. Brent, a Shell Oil Company employee, arrived from Maracaibo, Venezuela, South America, Thursday morning.

Meanwhile in Liberty it was revealed that County Judge R. E. Pitts and physicians had signed an order assigning the children’s mother, Mrs. A. H. Brent to Rusk state hospital for a 90-day period of observation. Mrs. Brent had been charged with murder in connection with the drownings.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Sheffield, Cleveland, and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brent, Corsicana.

Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the Assembly of God church conducted the rites.

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Linda Jean Brent
Apr 2, 1943 - Sep 29, 1946

RITES FOR DROWNED CHILDREN HERE AS MOTHER COMMITTED

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock for two Cleveland, Texas, children who were discovered drowned in the bathtub of their home last Sunday.

The children, Linda Gene Brent, aged three years, and James Alger Brent, 18-months, were found submerged in the bathtub after neighbors had been alarmed by their screams, according to Associated Press dispatches.

Their father, A. H. Brent, a Shell Oil Company employee, arrived from Maracaibo, Venezuela, South America, Thursday morning.

Meanwhile in Liberty it was revealed that County Judge R. E. Pitts and physicians had signed an order assigning the children’s mother, Mrs. A. H. Brent to Rusk state hospital for a 90-day period of observation. Mrs. Brent had been charged with murder in connection with the drownings.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Sheffield, Cleveland, and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brent, Corsicana.

Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the Assembly of God church conducted the rites.

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Elizabeth C. (Clary) Freeman
Mar 5, 1845 - Aug 15, 1935

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY LATE ON THURSDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. E. C. FREEMAN WERE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. E. C. Freeman, aged 90 years, native Texan, who died late Thursday afternoon, were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. B. Church, 960 West Ninth avenue, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. W. G. Barr, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Pallbearers were R. D. Mabry, Sid Story, Albert Young, A. B. Douglas, R. A. Caldwell and J. D. Carroll.

Mrs. Freeman was born in Grimes county, Texas, and came to Navarro county when a mere child.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Church, Corsicana; a son, Watkins Freeman, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Sanford and Mrs. Allie Bonner, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren.

Mrs. Freeman came to what is now Navarro county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Clary, among the earliest settlers and large land owners in this section of Texas, and owner of probably the first gin in this part of the state, operated by mule power, when she was a mere child, and had resided continuously since near and in Corsicana, and was known to all the early settlers of this section as a loveable Christian character. Of a quiet and unassuming nature, she went about doing good in those pioneer days without ostentation. Those who knew her best loved her most.

For more than 80 years she resided in this vicinity and watched Navarro county and Corsicana grow from a few straggling cabin homes to a modern community and city. For the past several years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Church, and through the days of declining health was given the same tender care and love that she had given others all her long and useful life.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Friday, Aug 16, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Asa G. Freeman married Aug 20, 1872; d/o Mish P. Clary & Lucy Enox (Thompson) Clary (Thompson per death certificate) buried in Modrall cemetery

Cora (Clary) Sanford
Dec 20, 1877 - Nov 27, 1972

Mrs. Sanford

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Cora Sanford, 94, of Corsicana, who died at Evergreen Nursing Home. Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate and burial will be at
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 28, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Patrick H. Sanford married Jun. 2, 1895; d/o Meshack Pinkston “Mish” Clary & Sarah (Duren) Clary buried in Modrall cemetery

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Mrs. Sanford

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Cora Sanford, 94, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Evergreen Nursing Home. Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate, with burial to follow at
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Sanford

Funeral services were scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Cora Sanford, 94, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Evergreen Nursing Home. Dr. H. Lively Brown was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

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A. L. Reed
1856 - Mar 17, 1939

Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon
Funeral services for A. L. Reed, aged 83 years who died here with a heart attack Friday afternoon while riding in a car, were held from the Corley chapel Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock with burial at Petty's Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. He was en route from Huntsville to Paducah when stricken.

A number of relatives survive.
Corsicana Simi-Weekly Light
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas,
March 21, 1939
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Paul Dwain Boyd
Jul. 24, 1927 - Jul. 17, 2018

Paul Dwain Boyd of Italy passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 one week shy of his 91st birthday. He was born July 24, 1927 in Lone Cedar, Texas to Lee Roy and Delorus Boyd. After farming for 24 years, he worked for Northern Propane and Ferrellgas for 17 years. After retirement, he worked for another 21 years at the feed store in Italy. Paul was a hard-working man who was devoted to his family and friends. He never met a stranger as he could strike up a conversation with anyone. You knew he liked you if he picked on you. He was a simple man who liked the simple things in life. He enjoyed gardening, farming the land, tending to animals, spending time with family and friends, and a good game of dominoes. To say the least, he was opinionated and stubborn. While he would never ask for or accept help from anyone, he would drop what he was doing to help anyone who needed it. He was a man of character and quite a character.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Imogene Beale; daughter-in-law, Dianne Boyd and his loving wife of 61 ½ years, Betty Mae Boyd.

Paul is survived by sons, Roy Boyd of Italy, Jack and Deby Boyd of McKinney, Keith and Ann Boyd of Waxahachie, Randy and Becky Boyd of Italy and Ricky and Monica Boyd of Waxahachie; granddaughters, Amy and Tom Clarke of Frisco, Michelle Boyd of Waxahachie, Carrie Boyd and Wes Malcom of Providence Village, Kathy and Rob Grooms of Port Angeles, WA, and Taylor Boyd of Italy; grandsons, Jon and Sonia Boyd of New Braunfels, Josh Boyd of Waxahachie, Blake and Melissa Boyd of Scurry, Jeff Boyd and Brittany Daniels of Italy, Ryan Boyd of Waxahachie, Tyler Boyd and fiancé Carrie Hughes of Waxahachie and Cody Boyd and fiancé Tara Wallis of Italy; step-grandson, Wesley Mason and step-granddaughter, Jessa Miller both of Waxahachie; six great granddaughters, 12 great grandsons, two great-great granddaughters and one step great-great grandson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Paul’s honor to the First United Methodist Church of Italy.

Visitation for family and friends will be 9AM to 10AM Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with funeral services following at 10AM.

Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

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Rickey Glen Bonner, Sr.
Oct 25, 1950 - July 19, 2018

 
Rickey Glen Bonner, Sr. 67, of Corsicana passed away July 19, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rick Gasaway officiating

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Rickey Glen Bonner, Sr., age 67, of Corsicana went to heaven on July, 19, 2018. He was born in Corsicana, Texas on October 25, 1950 to Lawrence and Martha Bonner, who preceded him to heaven.

Mr. Bonner worked for CISD for 22 years where he met some of his greatest and closest friends. “Granddaddy’s” pride and joy was his grandchildren and great granddaughter. Rickey was saved by God’s grace at Northside Baptist Church at a very young age. He instilled a great love for God to his family. This “Big hearted guy” taught his family how to love each other and Jesus. His family is grateful for his strong quiet faith. He enjoyed time outdoors, his dogs, and playing his steel guitar. He cherished time with his family and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Louise Bonner; his mother-in-law, Irene Terry Brown and sister, Marsha Taylor. He is also survived by his children; Annette Schafer and husband, Carl, Melissa Brooks and husband, Michael and Rickey Bonner, Jr. and wife, Christina, his grandchildren; Joseph Schmidt, Peyton and Austin French, Kailey Bonner, Kaden Brooks, Haley, Tyler and Drake Bonner and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Schmidt.

Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Rick Gazaway officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Schmidt, Stan Lawhon, Pete Putman, Johnny Brown, John Remonte, Carl Schafer, Michael Brooks, Josh Gober and Marcus Blaker. Rickey’s grandsons will be serving as honorary pallbearers.

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Jacky Wayne Coker
Jan 8, 1954 - Jul 15, 2018

Jacky Wayne Coker, 64 of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Dallas. He was born Jan. 8, 1954 in Corsicana to Arnold and Dorothy Bates Coker.
Jacky loved his wife, Ruby of 37 years and they celebrated their anniversary July 10, 2018. He loved his children and grandchildren, loved spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren's activities. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing dominoes. He was a Texas Ranger and Astros fan.He liked watermelon and pickles. He loved mowing and had a certain way he liked it done.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Dorothy Coker, grandparents, Laford and Nannie Mae Coker and Reba and James Thomas Bates.
He leaves behind to cherish is memory his loving wife Ruby Coker; daughters, Tina Coker Young, Sabrina Zamzow and husband Brett, Carrie Morrison and husband Willis Morrison III, Casen Coker and fiancé Matthew Ward; grandchildren, Cavendar Green, Cortnie Young, Bailey Young, Brittney Young, Parker Zamzow, Zoey Zamzow and one on the way, Baby Morrison; brother, Randy Coker and wife Becky; aunts and uncles Doris and Dan Curry, Brenda Willis and husband Jimmy and Vivian Jordan along with numerous nieces, nephews and special family friend, Bonnie Owen.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Mildred Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Hank Bailey, Jamey Woody, Eddie Whitener, Lenny Hoag, Nicholas Hoag, Randall Arnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Zamzow, Parker Zamzow, Willis Morrison III, Matthew Ward and Cavendar Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Mildred First Baptist Church Building Fund 5500 S. Hwy 287 Corsicana, Texas 75109.

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Patsy Joe "Pat" (Goff) Martin-Dickson
Sep 11, 1939 - Jul 18, 2018
 
Pat Martin Dickson, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 18 at her home in the Corbet Community near Corsicana. Pat was born "Patsy Joe Goff" on Sept. 11, 1939 in Peoria, Hill County, Texas.

She retired in 2002 as the Manufacturing Manager of Forney Engineering, where she was employed for over 30 years.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Billy F. Martin and her son, Bill Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Dub Dickson; daughter, Terri Tiner and her husband Walter; granddaughter, Brandie Smallwood, and two great granddaughters, Briana and Brooke Smallwood.

A visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July21, 2018 at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Chaplain Ron Scott will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Pat's name to the Texas Oncology Foundation, or the Methodist Health System.

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Sammie Jean (McDonald) Pratt-Messenger
Mar 7, 1930 - July 18, 2018

 
Sammie McDonald Pratt-Messenger, age 88 of Emhouse passed away peacefully at her residence Wednesday July 18, 2018 with her beloved nephew Jason York and his wife, Shellie by her side. She was born on March 7, 1930 in Navarro County to Sam McDonald and Iva Patterson McDonald.

Sammie graduated high school in Emhouse and retired from Texas Power and Light as well as J.C. Penney. She was a long time member of Westside Baptist Church and a devoted Christian lady. She loved the Lord with all her heart. According to her nephew, Sammie was the "best aunt" anyone could have.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands Bill Pratt and Floyd Messenger; her sister Gladys Lake and brother; Byron McDonald as well as her nephew, Eddie York.

Sammie is survived by her great-nephew Jason York and wife, Shellie; great nieces, Hollie Hollis and Dixie Forcht and husband Craig. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her great-great nieces and nephews, Audrey York, Troy Smiley, Coy Smiley, Dalyn Waldo, Bailey Waldo, Britton Waldo, Camille Hollis, Delanie Hollis, Elizabeth Hollis and Ryden Forcht. Her cousins, Carolyn Dennis and Marilyn Garrett are also surviving Sammie.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Sammie's caregivers, Wendy Pruitt-Melton and Pam Cates for their love and care they showed to her during her final days.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Talbert officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Troy Smiley, Coy Smiley, Donnie Trull, Michael Dockery, Tommy Oliphant and Kip Thomas.

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Billy Dean Moore
Feb 14, 1934 - July 21, 2018

Billy Dean Moore, 84, of Whitehouse departed this life on July 21, 2018.
Billy Was born Feb. 14, 1934 in Navarro County and He graduated from Bynum High School in 1951. After high school Billy served in the United States Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
He was the owner/operator of B&T Commercial Vans in Farmers Branch for 50 years before retiring and moving to Whitehouse in 2008 to be near his daughter and grandchildren. He loved watching various sports and programs the grandchildren participated in.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents Sadie and James Moore.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sondra Calhoun Moore; daughter Melanie Moore, Whitehouse; grandchildren, Sheridan Smith of Dallas, Shelby of Austin and Macy Smith of Whitehouse.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 with visitation prior at 10 a.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Sledge Thomas Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Whitehouse Food Pantry, 411 TX 110 N. Whitehouse, TX 75791 or to a charity of your choice.

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Linda (Pollock) Sellers
Apr 28, 1941 - Jul 21, 2018
 
Linda Pollock Sellers, 77
Born April 28, 1941 in Corsicana, TX to Robert Paul and Elizabeth Ann (Wallin) Pollock passed away July 21, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was a longtime member of Fellowship Forney Baptist Church.Moved to Forney, TX in 1990. After retiring from Southwestern Bell in 1997, she and her husband, Melvin Hubert Sellers enjoyed traveling and journaling.
She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Ann Pollock, infant daughter Cynthia Joyce Jock, brothers Joe Pollock, and Robert Shirley Pollock.
Survivors include husband Melvin, sister, Barbara Read, children, Terri Rodriguez and husband Joe of Powell, Bobby Jock, Jr. and wife Cynthia of Forney, step children Melvin W. Sellers of east Texas, Debra Wright of Canton, and Mitchell Sellers of Grand Saline, 12 grand children, six great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be Monday, July 30, 2018 at
Fellowship Forney Baptist Church
417 Pinson Rd
Forney, TX 75126

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Martha Ann (Thompson) Swaty
Apr 30, 1932 - July 3, 2018
 
Martha Ann Thompson Swaty, 86, peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was born April 30, 1932 to Frank Thompson and Minnie Lynn Martin in Mena, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband George Victor Swaty.

Ann is survived by her son and two daughters along with grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Mena, Arkansas at a later date.

Because of her love of reading, the family request your favorite books be donated to your favorite public library.
 

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Miss Teddy M. Carl
Mar 8, 1941 - July 22, 2018
 
Miss Teddy M. Carl, 77, of Corsicana passed away July 22, 2018 at Twilight Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Todd Gray officiating.

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Teddy M. Carl, 77, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

She was born in Corsicana, Texas on March 8, 1941 to Lee Carl and Laura Nolen Carl.

Teddy was a resident of the group home, Educare, for many years but spent the last years at Twilight Home. She enjoyed needlework, working puzzles, playing bingo and dominoes. She never met a stranger and will be missed by her family and caregivers.

Preceding her in death were her parents and brother, Rob Carl.

Teddy is survived by sisters; Elsie Carl Shero of San Saba and Lauraette Carl Lamb of Ennis. She is also survived by her beloved “special friend” and “love of her life”, John James and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful for the love and care provided by Twilight Home and Mercy Hospice.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Todd Gray officiating. Teddy will be laid to rest by her parents at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers any donations may be made in Teddy’s memory to either of the above mentioned organizations or Tabernacle Baptist Church building fund in Ennis, TX.

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Appie Lona (Bridges) Hines
Oct 23, 1918 - July 13, 2018
 
Appie Lona Hines 99, of Corsicana passed away July 13, 2018 at Baylor Scott and White in Rowlett. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 to the late Samuel and Mary Bridges in Whitney.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters, son-in-law, Dan Stout and great-great grandson Hudson Matthew Pair.
She is survived by daughters, Mary Stout and Ann Riddle and husband Larry; son, Roy Hines Jr. and wife Chris and brother, Charles Bridges and wife Jean.
She was blessed with five grandchildren, Tammy Thomas, Reese Hines and wife Lori, Brandy Thompson and husband Lowell, John Riddle and wife Stefanie, Kirt Stout and wife Tori; 18 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren and many extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Larry Talbert and Bro. James Williams officiating.
Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Riddle, Scott Riddle, Reese Hines, Kirt Stout, Garriet Stout and Lowell Thompson. Honorary
Pallbearers will be John James and Jeff Lovelace.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Roy Reece Hines; d/o Samuel Bridges & Mary Bridges

Hattie Lee
died May or Jun 1935

Hattie Lee Passes

All of us remember this good soul who annually through her efforts gave the prisoners at the Navarro county jail a big turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day.

She passed away Monday morning in Dallas and her body is being held at local colored undertaking establishment awaiting for ample funds to bury her.

Don’t you think this good woman is deserving of a proper burial, and should not go to her last resting place in a pauper’s grave.

It matters not as to color or creed, she had a heart of gold, and may I ask that the good people of this community, see that Hattie Lee is richly rewarded as she deserves by being given a respectable burial.

Mail me your $1.00 or $5.00 or $10.00 if you are able, and I will personally interest myself to see that the money is properly spent in her behalf.

SYDNEY MARKS.

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Liberal Response To Funeral Fund For Hattie Lee

Thanks to a gracious public in having made it possible for Hattie Lee to be buried in a manner befitting her. Through the splendid co-operation of W. P. McCammon, our local florist and a generous public, every request of Hattie Lee will be fulfilled.

Thanks likewise to Rogers Colored Undertaking Parlor who graciously donated their service.

The funeral will be held from the residence of her daughter Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in “Stringtown,” and I hope to obtain the services of one of our local ministers to speak at her funeral.

I wish to thank everyone again for having to helped me pay the proper respect to this good soul.

SYDNEY MARKS.

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Card of Thanks.
Appreciation to everyone who made it possible for my mother, Hattie Lee to be cared for in her passing. May the Lord bless each and every one of your.—Her daughter, Izanna White.

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Jail Inmates Given Thanksgiving Dinner

The forty prisoners in the Navarro county jail Thursday were treated to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings through the efforts of Izana Lee, negress, daughter of the late Hattie Lee, who provided the annual Thanksgiving Day feed for the prisoners for many years. Hattie Lee died several months ago and her daughter is taking up her work for the annual event.

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Izana (Barton) White
Aug 26, 1876 – Mar 10, 1973

Mrs. White

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Renfro Chapel Church of God in Christ for Mrs. Izana White, 97, resident of Mel Haven Convalescent Home for the past several years, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Elder T. D. Daniels will officiate , and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Ross Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Minnie Alice Manning of Corsicana; a brother Ben Wesley Barton of Corsicana; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. White

Funeral services were to be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Renfro Chapel Church of God in Christ for Mrs. Izana White, 97, resident of Mel Haven Convalescent Home who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Elder T. D. Daniels was to officiate, with burial to be at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include a sister, a brother, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Maybell Naomi (George) Thomas
Dec 10, 1941 - June 25, 2018
 

Maybell Naomi Thomas, 76 of Frost passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at her residence. She was born Dec. 10, 1941 in Sulphur Springs to Clinton George and Mary Westbrook George.

She loved fishing, gardening and cooking. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Michael George and sister, Betty Wragg.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Thomas of Frost; three children, Tina O'Dell, Cindy Lusk and Clara O'Dell; grandchildren, Andrew Thomas, Brittany O'Dell and Jennifer O'Dell; brother, James George; five great grandchildren, Mary Cobb, Emma Perez, Nathan Hensley, Colt Goode, Aiden Thomas and numerous extended family members.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Carroll Gene Shipman
Feb 15, 1938 - June 26, 2018

Carroll Gene Shipman, 80, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Trisun Care Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1938 in Bloomfield, Missouri to Helen and Curtis Shipman.
Gene was in the USAF and assigned to the Civil Engineering Squadron in Plattsburgh, New York in support of Strategic Air Command (SAC) - where he met the love of his life, Sandy.
After serving his country, he made a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator who operated large earth moving equipment, primarily specializing in operating large/heavy truck, crawler and tall tower cranes across Florida and Texas.
He has helped construct many of the high rises and buildings you may see in Miami, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida and even some that make up the Dallas and Fort Worth sky lines. He was a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Plantation, Florida and was also a Tank Crew Member in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Gene and his wife Sandy worked maintenance and upkeep over the course of several years for the Navarro County Youth Expo Facility. He retired from the City of Corsicana Public Works as a Crew Supervisor, as well as from the NCSO where he worked as a facility and vehicle maintenance man.
His handy man and carpentry skills were hard to top and hobbies included beautiful leather work such as Bible covers, belts and knife holsters, beautiful jewelry made from scrap stainless steel pipe with intricate designs and woodworking was a calling and passion for years. If you could show a picture of what you desired or could describe it in just a few words, plans were drawn and the item came to be. He made many bookshelves, desks, drawing tables, cabinets, stools, tables and more.
Nothing was ever more important than providing for, being there for, loving and setting a wonderful example for his family. He never hesitated to make time for anyone who needed a helping hand. He was known for his joking, ribbing and his infectious, bright smile and you were a better person for having known him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and wife Sandy.
He is survived by his two children, Curt Shipman and wife D'Lee, daughter Mandy Tanner and Husband Elmer; grandchildren J.C. Shipman, Bobby Shipman, Wyatt Shipman, Allison Tanner and Dustin Tanner and special angel and friend Kelly Bell. All of whom loved him dearly and will miss him daily.
Instead of flowers and plants, the family asks that you bloom where you are planted. Be the change you wish to see in this world. Be kind, compassionate and give to others. Donate or give to a reputable charity that you know would have been near and dear to his heart or give something near and dear to your own. There are many in need so if you choose, give in his memory and make a positive difference in something or for someone.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at
Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery.

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Carolina Leona “Carrie Lee” (Travis) O’Daniel
Oct 13. 1887 - May 7, 1935

RICE WOMAN BURIED ON WEDNESDAY FROM METHODIST CHURCH

RICE. May 9.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Carrie Travis O’Daniel, aged 59 years, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her brother, George Travis, on the Hitt farm east of town.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with Rev. W. H. day of Waxahachie officiating.

Mrs. O’Daniel lived in Rice for many years but had made her home with her brother for the past few years.

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Fryda (Holcvegas) Keel
May 23, 1928 - Dec 15, 2016

Mrs. Fryda Keel, 88, of Streetman passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016. She was born on May 23, 1928 in Lithuania to Julius and Joanna Holcvegas.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was always willing to help out anyone in need. In her leisure time, she loved to crochet and knit for her friends and family. Fryda was good hearted and a kind woman that will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Billy Gene Keel; her parents, Joanna and Julius Holcvegas; 2 sisters, and 1 brother.

She is survived by her sons, David Keel and James Keel and wife (Ann) of Streetman, TX, daughters, Linda Collvins (Penny) of Benbrook, TX, Karen Johnston of Fort Worth, TX, Lisa Beel of Streetman, TX, and Shirley Keel of Streetman, TX; sisters, Marta Holegevas, Lydia Nelson, and Ella Fromm; as well as 9 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 10:00AM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Elton McCann.

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Sallie Ophelia (Keel) Slade
Apr 5, 1969 - Mar 6, 1939

Pioneer Resident Of County Dead

Mrs. Sallie Ophelia Slade, 78, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at her home near Old Birdston March 6. She was born near Birdston, April 5, 1860, and spent her entire life within eight miles of her birth-place. Mrs. Slade was one of the oldest life-time residents of Navarro county.

Prior to her marriage to A. J. Slade, Sr. on Dec. 18, 1879, she was Sallie Ophelia Keel. She became a member of the Missionary Baptist church at an early age.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. S. R. Phipps and Mrs. Margaret J. Maddox, both of Dallas, and Mrs. John M. Warfield, Seguin; and three sons, C. S. Slate, Streetman; H. G. Slade, San Augustine, and A. J. Slade, Jr., Corsicana.

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Barbara Dell (Keel) Clemens
Aug 5, 1939 - Oct 7, 2008

Barbara Dell Clemens, 69, of Cameron, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at a Cameron hospital. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday, at the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman, Texas, with Davin Schulz officiating.

Barbara was the daughter of the late John and Lessie (Schilling) Keel. She married Michael Clemens on June 2, 1989. She had worked in home health care.

Survivors include husband, Michael, of Cameron; son, Grady Butler, of Kosse; daughter, Kristi Baron, of Milano; four grandchildren; brother, Glenn Keel, of Waco; sister, Eloise Smith, of Idaho; and many other relatives and numerous friends.

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  • Waco Tribune-Herald – Oct 10, 2008
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Michael Clemens; d/o John A. Keel & Lessie Faye (Schilling) Keel

Fannie L. (Hail) Matthews
Dec 21, 1877 - Nov 30, 1935

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY PASSED AWAY SATURDAY MORNING

Mrs. A. M. Matthews, aged 58 years, native and life-long resident of Navarro county, died at the family residence on West Ninth avenue, Saturday morning at 7 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Birdston cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, A. M. Matthews, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. D. C. (Bud) Kelley, Corsicana; Mrs. Charlie Gregory, Streetman, and Mrs. William A. Robertson, Teague, and a number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

Mrs. Matthews was a daughter of the late Sheriff Joe J. Hale of Navarro County.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 30, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Amzy Meek Matthews married Apr. 11, 1920; d/o Sheriff Jonas Joshua “Uncle Joe” Hail Jr. & Mary A. (Burleson) Hail

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. MATTHEWS

Funeral services for Mrs. A. M. Matthews, aged 58 years, native of Navarro county, who died at the family home on West Ninth avenue Saturday morning at 7 o’clock, were held from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Birdston cemetery at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, A. M. Matthews, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. D. C. (Bud) Kelley, Corsicana; Mrs. Charlie Gregory, Streetman, and Mrs. William A. Robinson, Teague, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Matthews was a daughter of the late Joe J. Hale, former sheriff of Navarro county.

Pallbearers were Paul Gregory, Robert Gregory, Everett Gregory, Cap. Coleman, L. V. Clark, Hale Robinson, Jack Robinson and Lonnie Honea, all nephews.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Maxie Troupe Jones
Jan 15, 1903 - Dec 31, 1935

STREETMAN MAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL TUESDAY MORNING

M. T. Jones, aged 32 years, of Streetman, died in the Navarro Clinic shortly before noon Tuesday after an illness of several months. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Streetman Baptist church with interment in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Wilma Jean, Joyce, Vance and Maxie Jones, Jr., all of Streetman; four step-children, all of Oakwood; mother, Mrs. Sherrill Jones, Streetman; three brothers, Larue Jones, Corsicana; Roy Jones, Harlingen, and Sidney Jones, Kerens, and a sister, Mrs. John Heard, Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 31, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Died Typhoid fever h/o Ruth (Harris) Jones married June 8, 1931 s/o Shirl K. Jones and Sallie (Post) Jones (marriage record says Shirl Jones married Sallie Post, Feb. 1, 1894 Leon, Texas)(Shirl died Apr. 14, 1905 buried in Oakwood, Leon, Texas)

Malachi Bonham Burleson
Sep 17, 1869 - Jun 4, 1935

FAIRFIELD, June 8.—(Spl.)—Bonham Burleson, age 66, died at the home of his brother, James D. Burleson, on highway 75, north of Fairfield, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial was in Birdston cemetery Wednesday morning under direction of Steward and Burleson, following services by Rev. Shaddix of Streetman. Mr. Burleson is survived by the following brothers and a sister, James D. Burleson, R. C. Burleson, A. L. Burleson, H. M. Burleson and Mrs. A. B. Clark.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 10, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jessie Belle (Hail) Burleson married Oct. 19, 1890 buried in Grove Hill Memorial cemetery, Dallas, Tx. s/o Augustus Lawhon Burleson and Margaret Adeline (Wilson) Burleson

Effie Mae (Bain) Keel
Jul 8, 1886 - Mar 21, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. EFFIE KEEL WERE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellie Keel, aged 48 years, who died Thursday morning at 3 o’clock after a short illness, were held from the family residence, 723 West Tenth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Oscar Berryhill.

Surviving are six children, John Keel, Delia; Irene Keel, Corsicana; Jerry Keel, Buffalo; Lillie Pearl Keel, Corsicana; Joe Floyd Keel, Corsicana; and Mrs. Bill Watts, Corsicana; a brother, J. M. Bain, Buffalo; and a sister, Mrs. J. M. Jenser, Salmon.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 21, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Vardeman Keel married Jan. 20, 1907; d/o Mathew Alexander Bain & Louisa (Baker) Bain buried in Lummus cemetery, Leon, Texas

Elmer Clyde Keel
Mar 23, 1893 - Mar 11, 1973

E. C. Keel

Funeral services are set for 10 a. m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Elmer C. Keel, 79, 1105 W. 13th Ave., who died Sunday evening at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate and burial will be at Birdston Cemetery near Streetman.

He was a native of Streetman, a veteran of World War II, a member of Memorial Baptist church, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was a resident of Corsicana for the past 30 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ina Keel of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Henry of Corsicana and Mrs. Jack Matthews of Waxahachie; a grandson, Mickey Ray Matthews, of Waxahachie; three brothers, Kirby Keel of Streetman, Jerry Keel of Charlotte, Tex., and John Keel of Wylie, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Pate and Mrs. Pearl Pate, both of Buffalo, and Mrs. Irene McGloin of Galveston; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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E. C. Keel

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Elmer C. Keel, 79, of 1105 W. 13th Ave., who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Rev. Maurice McLeroy officiated and burial was at Birdston Cemetery near Streetman.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, a grandson, three brothers, three sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Sim A. Adams, Sr.
Mar 20, 1855 - Feb 25, 1935

CHATFIELD MAN DIED WHILE VISITING IN DALLAS ON MONDAY

Sim A. Adams, aged 83, resident of the Chatfield community, died Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock while visiting relatives in Dallas. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Chatfield where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice.

Surviving are five sons, Bill Adams, Hollis, Okla.; Joe Adams, Chatfield; Spencer Adams, Dallas; Sim Adams, Corsicana and Johnny Adams, Sherman; three daughters, Mrs. Kelly Shue, Corsicana; Mrs. Mollie Ferguson, Chatfield; and Mrs. Mandy Stinson, Batesville, Ark. and a number of grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas Russell Weaver
Oct 5, 1860 - Mar 5, 1935

THOMAS R. WEAVER DIED NEW MEXICO, BURIED CHATFIELD

Funeral services for Thomas R. Weaver, who died Monday while visiting his son, A. L. Weaver in Hobbs, New Mexico, were held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Chatfield. The services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, Methodist minister of Chatfield. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mr. Weaver had been a resident of the Chatfield community for 10 years and was well known in that section.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, W. H. Weaver, Chatfield; Tom Weaver, Chatfield; Sam Weaver, Chatfield; A. L. Weaver, Hobbs, New Mexico; Dee Weaver, Hobbs, New Mexico; Archie Weaver, New Castle and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Artie Lesie (Perkins) Weaver
Mar 20, 1870 - Dec 25, 1943

MRS. T. R. WEAVER DIED ON SATURDAY; BURIED CHATFIELD

Funeral services for Mrs. T. R. Weaver, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon, were held from the Baptist church at Chatfield Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. M. D. Lowrey conducting the rites. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are six sons, Tom, W. H. and Sam Weaver, Chatfield; A. L. Weaver, Loving, N. M.; D. Weaver, Hobbs, N. M.; A. R. Weaver, Lynwood, Calif.; a brother, L. H. Hopkins, Brownfield; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. P. Thorpe, J. J. Kelt, H. C. Kirby, J. P. Hodge, W. Jennings and Woody Perkins.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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William Harden Weaver
Aug 2, 1890 - Feb 9, 1951

Hardin Weaver Services Sunday

Hardin Weaver, 60, farmer of Chatfield, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. L. Atkins, 111.

A native of Henderson county, Weaver has made his home in Chatfield for many years.

Surviving are five brothers, Tom Weaver, Chatfield; A. L. and A. B. Weaver, both of Long Beach, Calif.; Sam Weaver, Hobbs, N. M., and F. D. Weaver, Breckenridge and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Thorpe, J. B. Scott, F. L. Seale, Byron Kirby, Ray Fowler and Alfred Gray.

Corley will direct.

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Sunday Rites For Hardin Weaver

Funeral services for Hardin Weaver, 60, Chatfield farmer, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Chatfield Methodist church.

Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. Atkins, 111, pastor of the church.

Surviving are five brothers, Tom Weaver, Chatfield; A. L. and A. B. Weaver, both of Long Beach, Calif.; Sam Weaver, Hobbs, N. M., and F. D. Weaver, Breckenridge and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. P. Thorpe, J. B. Scott, F. L. Seale, Byron Kirby, Ray Fowler and Alfred Gray.

Corley directed.

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Clara Etta (UNKNOWN) Smith
Aug 14, 1860 - Apr 21, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON PIONEER RESIDENT

Mrs. Clara Etta Smith, aged 74 years, died at 407 East Twelfth avenue, Sunday morning at 6 o’clock. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church with burial in the Modrall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Griffin, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Smith had resided in Corsicana for 35 years.

There are no surviving relatives.

Pallbearers were P. S. Allred, D. B. Pollock, E. J. Smith, O. Pollock, C. C. Barron and H. Allred.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Isaac William Wyatt Stanley
May 19, 1853 - Jul 7, 1935

FORMER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED PAMPA SUNDAY

Funeral services for I. W. W. Stanley, aged 81 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, who died at Pampa, Texas, Sunday afternoon, will be held at the Modrell cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock where interment will be made. The body arrived here Tuesday morning.

Prior to moving to Pampa about three years ago, Mr. Stanley resided in Corsicana and Navarro county since 1900 and was engaged in business here for a number of years. He was a native of Mississippi, and came to Robertson county in 1881, where he resided until he moved to Navarro county.

Mr. Stanley had been in declining health for several months, but his condition did not become serious until a short time before his death.

Surviving are a son, W. C. Stanley, Mt. Selma, formerly of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Rosie Ivey, Palestine; Mrs. Ira Tyeco, Plainview, and Mrs. Ellen Smith, Pampa, with whom he resided; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 9, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Ellen (Dennis) Stanley; s/o Isaac Stanley per death certificate (his death certificate says shipped to Corsicana-Obit says buried in Modrall cemetery-Mary Ellen is buried in Oakwood)
     

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FUNERAL HELD FOR FORMER CORSICANAN WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral rites for I. W. W. Stanley, 81, former business man of Corsicana, who died in Pampa Sunday, were held at Modrall cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Stanley was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in Texas since 1881. He came to Navarro county in 1900 from Robertson county and remained here until three years ago when he moved to Pampa.

Surviving are a son, W. C. Stanley, Mt. Sylvan, three daughters, Mrs. Rosie Ivey, Palestine; Mrs. Ira Tyeco, Plainview; and Mrs. Ellen Smith, Pampa; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Augustus “Gus” Collins
Sep 21, 1891 - May 14, 1935

AUGUSTUS COLLINS DIED TUESDAY AND BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Augustus Collins, aged 43 years, died at his home, 2527 West Eighth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock after an illness of 18 months. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in the Modrall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. G. Bar, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Bessie Lee Collins, Corsicana; two sons, Jesse A. Collins and Jimmie L. Collins, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Chas. Collins, Taylor, and Ruby Collins, Angus; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Hickey, Franklin, Texas and other relatives.

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William James Erskine
Oct 16, 1856 - Feb 26, 1935

WILLIAM ERSKINE DIED WICHITA FALLS BE BURIED RICHLAND

Funeral rites for William R. ERSKINE DIED WICHITA FALLS BE BURIED RICHLAND

Funeral rites for William R. Erskine, aged 78 years, who died in Wichita Falls Tuesday, will be held from the First Methodist church at Richland Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.

The body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Markham, Kossee, and Mrs. W. H. Wood, Oklahome, and a brother, N. C. Erskine, Temple.

The McCammon and Brown Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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WICHITA FALLS MAN BURIED AT RICHLAND THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for William R. Erskine, 78, who died in Wichita Falls Tuesday were held from the First Methodist church in Richland Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Markham, Kossee, and Mrs. W. H. Wood, Oklahoma, and a brother, N. C. Erskine, Temple.

McCammon and Brown Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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February 27, 1935
ERSKINE - Corsicana, Texas.  Feb. 27. - Funeral rites for William R. Erskine, 78, who died in Wichita Falls Tuesday, will be held from the First Methodist Church at Richland Thursday afternoon with burial in the Richland Cemetery, the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here, officiating.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Markham, Kosse, and Mrs. W. H. Wood, Oklahoma, and a brother, N. C. Erskine, Temple.

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Mary Jane (Green) Powell
Apr 24, 1850 - Feb 21, 1935

MRS. MARY POWELL, FORMER RICHLAND RESIDENT, IS DEAD

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Powell, aged 64 years, former resident of Richland, who died in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wednesday were held from the Richland Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the
Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Isbell, Richland minister.

Surviving are a son, Walter Powell, San Antonio; and four daughters, Mrs. L. S. Moran, Ennis; Mrs. Maggie Barnard, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Mrs. Frank Caffey, Angus; and Mrs. L. L. Chappel, Elk City, Oklahoma.

The body arrived in Corsicana on the Rock Island-Burlington Lines train Saturday morning.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Delta Louise (Henderson) McGaugh
Sep 5, 1879 - Jul 15, 1935

Richland

RICHLAND, July 25.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Delma McGaugh, who died in Corsicana last week was buried here Tuesday afternoon.

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Harvey W. Turner
Oct 8, 1900 - Jan 11, 1935

SALT LAKE CITY MAN WAS BURIED RICHLAND TUESDAY

Harvey Turner of Salt Lake City, Utah, died in a hospital there Friday and his body reached Dallas Monday night and was carried overland to Palestine Tuesday morning, where funeral services were held.

He was buried in the
Richland cemetery Tuesday afternoon by the Baily Funeral Home of Palestine. He was an aviator and a member of the American Legion.

Surviving him are his wife, who will be remembered in Corsicana as Miss Katy Mae Powell, and is the niece of Mrs. F. P. Caffy of Angus. His parents, several sisters and brothers in Alabama were unable to attend the services.
--Contributed.

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Joe Elmer Summa
Dec 23, 1885 - Feb 15, 1935

RICHLAND MAN DIED FRIDAY; BURIAL ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. E. Summa, aged 49 years, who died at his home in Richland Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Isbell, Methodist minister. Burial was in the
Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, and the following children; Mrs. Lila Hill, Dallas; Mrs. Vollie Nutt, Corsicana; Miss Mabel Summa, Sarah Summa, Gloria B. Summa, Velma Estelle Summa, Lee Summa and Elmer Summa, all of Richland.

The funeral was directed by McCammon and Brown of Richland.

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Richland

RICHLAND, Feb. 21.—(Spl.)—Mr. Summa, who died last week near Love Bridge, was buried in the
Richland Cemetery Saturday.

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INFANT Fowler
B&D Jun 16, 1935

Richland

RICHLAND, June 20.—(Spl.)—Mrs. John Fowler and baby who died in a Corsicana hospital was buried in the
Richland cemetery Monday afternoon.

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Velma Estelle “Sibbie” (Berry) McCulloch
Dec 35, 1906 - Dec 27, 1934

Spring Hill Woman Buried In Dawson Cemetery Friday

SPRING HILL, Jan. 3.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Bennie McCulloch, 28, who died December 27, were held from the First Methodist church in Dawson on Friday, December 28.

Mrs. McCulloch had been ill about four weeks.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, M. B. and Ralph Glenn; two daughters, Lucy and Ruth Genell; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Berry; two brothers, Altus and Douglas Berry of Dawson.

Burial was in the Dawson cemetery, with the Revs. Allman and Chislem conducting the services.

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William Henry “Will” Robertson
Dec 27, 1881 - Apr 25, 1935

Dawson Man Found Dead in Bed at Home

DAWSON, April 26.—Will Robertson, aged about 55 years, was found dead in bed at his home Thursday morning at 6 o’clock. Mr. Robertson was taken ill at an early hour Thursday morning but seemed to be resting well at 3 o’clock, members of the family reported.

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Mary Adeline “Addie” (Easley) Kendrick
Apr 10, 1878 - Sep 7, 1955

Mrs. Kendrick Rites Thursday

DAWSON, Sept. 8. (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Adeline Kendrick, 77, who died at her home here Wednesday, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church. Burial was in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Kendricks had resided here for many years.

Surviving are a son, Clayton Kendrick, Alvin; five daughters, Mrs. W. E. Bland, Waco; Mrs. A. W. Scott and Mrs. K. H. Johnson, both of Tyler; Mrs. Joe Halomik, West, and Mrs. Claude Miller, Seagoville; 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Edith Hester (Wood) Scruggs
May 8, 1888 - Dec 11, 1935

Dawson Woman Was Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Hester Scruggs, aged 48 years, who died Tuesday were held Wednesday at the Dawson Baptist church. The services were conducted by Rev. T. Almon. Burial was in the
Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Scruggs was a native of Tennessee but came to Texas in 1904 and had lived in Navarro county practically all of the time since.

Surviving are her husband P. P. Scruggs, three sons and five daughters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 16, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Paul Patterson Scruggs married Nov. 13, 1910; d/o L. P. Wood & Nancy (Crabtree) Wood per death certificate

Lillian Margaret (Rose) Biggs
Feb 4, 1911 - Aug 14, 1935

DALLAS WOMAN WAS BURIED IN DAWSON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

CORBET, Aug. 22.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Lillian Rose Biggs, age 24 years, wife of Robert Biggs, Dallas, daughter of W. L. Rose, Dawson, who died of a lingering illness Wednesday night at 11 o’clock in the Longwood hospital at Dallas were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church at Dawson with interment in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Biggs, father, W. L. Rose, Dawson; three brothers, Herbert Rose, Dawson; H. D. Rose, Whiteflat; Cecil Rose, Hillsboro; two sisters, Hazel Rose, Dallas, and Genelle Rose, Dawson.

Pallbearers were Alfred Floyd, DeWitt Wallace, Edward Hale, Otto Stroud, T. C. Baggett and Herbert Stockard.

Rev. Tom Allmon of Dawson conducted the funeral services.

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Edwin Parrish Garner
Feb 5, 1850 - Nov 20, 1935

AGED WEST NAVARRO RETIRED FARMER IS BURIED THURSDAY

E. P. Garner, aged 85 years, retired farmer and well-known west Navarro county citizen, died at his home in Dawson Wednesday night. Funeral services were scheduled at
Dawson Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

Surviving are several children and a number of other relatives.

Mr. Garner was a brother-in-law of Mrs. J. L. Cox of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 21, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Marietta E. (Gill) Garner; s/o William Hall Garner & Nancy (Rogers) Garner buried in Garner Family cemetery

Velma Estella “Sibbie” (Berry) McCulloch
Dec 25, 1906 - Dec 27, 1935

Spring Hill Woman Buried In Dawson Cemetery Friday

SPRING HILL, Jan. 3.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Bennie McCulloch 28, who died December 27, were held from the First Methodist church in Dawson on Friday, December 28.

Mrs. McCulloch had been ill about four weeks.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, M. B. and Ralph Glenn; two daughters, Lucy and Ruth Genell; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Berry; two brothers Altus and Douglas Berry of Dawson.

Burial was in the Dawson cemetery with the Revs Allman and Chislem conducting the services.

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Robert Howel Majors
Feb 10, 1861 - May 14, 1935

Aged Dawson Man Buried

DAWSON, Texas March 15—(Spl.)—Funeral services for R. H. Majors, aged 75 years, resident of Dawson for 32 years, at o’clock with burial in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill.

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Thomas J. Loyd
May 10, 1869 - Jan 25, 1935

Spring Hill

SPRING HILL, Jan. 31.—(Spl.)—T. J. Loyd, pioneer resident of this community, died Thursday afternoon at 3:30 as a result of a fall from a wagon. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon with interment at
Dawson. He is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. Effie Adams and other relatives.

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Willie Mae (Fletcher) Loyd
Oct 28, 1882 - Mar 7, 1951

Mrs. Mae Loyd Dies In Fort Worth

Mrs. Mae Loyd, well-known Corsicana and Dawson nurse, died in Fort Worth Tuesday night. She was the widow of the late Tom Loyd.

Funeral services are slated from the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Dawson Thursday afternoon.

A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives survive.

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James Henderson Burl Caskey
Apr 1, 1879 - Nov 10, 1935

Resident of Dawson Community Dies Of Attack With Heart

DAWSON, Nov. 15.—Jim Caskey, 56, native of this community died Sunday night with a heart attack while asleep at his home in the Liberty Hill community and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church with interment in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, nine children, three grandchildren and step-mother Mrs. W. S. Slaughter, all of this vicinity.

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