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James Washington “Jim” Weems
Nov 20, 1849 - May 10, 1935

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. W. Weems, aged 85 years, resident of Navarro county for the past 12 years, who died at the home of his son, Mark Weems, north of Corsicana, Friday night at 7 o’clock, were held from the residence of his son Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Griffin of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Walter and Jack Weems both of Iowa Park, and Mark Weems, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Stringer, Borger; Mrs. Pauline Barron, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Thelma Bryant, Colorado, Texas, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas Eldridge Sisson, Jr.
B&D Jul 9, 1935

Infant Buried At Hamilton Cemetery

Funeral rites for Thomas Sisson, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sisson, 218 East Second Avenue who died Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and a sister.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Thomas Pierson Collier
Apr 27, 1866 - Mar 27, 1935

THOMAS P. COLLIER BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Thomas P. Collier, aged 70 years, resident of the Oak Valley community for the past 13 years, who died Wednesday morning at 5:30 o’clock after a year’s illness were held at the Hamilton cemetery Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Tommie Lee Collier and Billie Bob Collier, all of Oak Valley; four brothers, George Collier, Marlin; Bob Collier, Moreville; Oscar Collier, Chilton; and Ed Collier, Falls county; and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Batey, Dallas, and Mrs. Ruby Butler, Falls county.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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THOMAS P. COLLIER PASSED AWAY EARL WEDNESDAY MORNING

Thomas P. Collier, aged 70, resident of the Oak Valley community for the past 13 years, died at his home Wednesday morning at 5:30 o’clock after an illness of a year. the funeral services will be held at
Hamilton cemetery Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock where burial will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Methodist church.

Mr. Collier was a native of Alabama.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Tommie Lee Collier and Billie Bob Collier, both of the Oak Valley community; four brothers, George Collier, Marlin; Bob Collier, Moreville; Oscar Collier, Chilton; and Ed Collier, Falls county; and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Batey, Dallas, and Mrs. Ruby Butler, Falls county.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Mar 27, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Robert Collier & UNKNOWN Lane per death certificate
    (Robert Collier married Winnie Lain May 9, 1865 Alabama) (1870 census shows Thomas P. Collier 4 years old living with John R. Lane)

Mary Louellen Wilson
Jul 3, 1934 - Nov 26, 1935

Baby Girl Buried Hamilton Cemetery Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mary Louellen Wilson, aged five months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Wilson, Jr., who died Tuesday night at 8:30 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence, intersection of West Third avenue and North Thirty-Fourth street, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Carl Love.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Dickey, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Wilson, Wortham.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Adam Fletcher Roman
Nov 15, 1856 - Aug 15, 1935

AGED CORBET MAN DIED LATE SUNDAY BURIAL ON MONDAY

Adam Fletcher Roman, aged 78 years, died at the home of his son, D. F. Roman, in the Corbet community, Sunday night at 9 o’clock after a brief illness and the funeral was held from the residence Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Corbet; three sons, D. F. and M. E. Roman, both of Corbet and R. D. Roman, Waco; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Wood, Waco; Mrs. Bessie Cagle, Hillsboro; Mrs. J. N. Hobson, Blum and a number of grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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William Dudley Rogers
Jan 21, 1882 - Mar 29, 1935

WILLIAM B. ROGERS DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS ON FRIDAY

William B. Rogers, 53, passed away at 8 o’clock Friday morning at the family residence 1917 West Thirteenth avenue after a short illness. Services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment at
Hamilton cemetery. The Rev. J. L. Hines of Dallas, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, eight children, William and Wayne Rogers of Kilgore; Mrs. Sam Carpenter, Mrs. A. T. Tucker, Mrs. Bill Daniels, Cecil Lloyd Rogers, Alvare Rogers and Paul Dudley Rogers, all of Corsicana; two brothers, G. C. and J. A. Rogers, both of Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Manson, Corsicana; Mrs. Leona Cross, Lubbock; Mrs. Angie Jones, Oklahoma City; and Mrs. Florence Brown, Bald Knob, Arkansas.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. D. ROGERS SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for William D. Rogers, aged 53 years, who died at his home, 1817 West Thirteenth avenue, Friday morning at 8 o’clock, after a short illness were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, of Dallas, former pastor of the Church of Christ here.

Surviving are his wife, eight children, William and Wayne Rogers of Kilgore; Mrs. Sam Carpenter, Mrs. A. T. Tucker, Mrs. Bill Daniels, Cecil Lloyd Rogers, Alvare Rogers and Paul Dudley Rogers, all of Corsicana; two brothers, G. C. and J. A. Rogers, both of Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Hanson, Corsicana; Mrs. Leona Cross, Lubbock; Mrs. Angie Jones, Oklahoma City; and Mrs. Florence Brown, Bald Knob, Arkansas.

Pallbearers were A. E. Foster, E. L. Bridger, E. B. Church, W. J. Foster, George Jenkins and A. S. Neal.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Curtis Truelove Gilmore
Aug 28, 1888 – May 2, 1935

CURTIS T. GILMORE BURIED SATURDAY AT HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Curtis T. Gilmore, aged 43 years, who died at the P. and S. hospital Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at
Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Mr. Gilmore had resided in the Pickett community for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Curtis Gilmore, Rice; Clarence Gilmore, Pickett; Houston Gilmore, Pickett; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Russell, Pickett and Evelena Gilmore, Pickett; two brothers, Cirles Gilmore and Elbert Gilmore both of Mississippi; four sisters, Mrs. Jetta Brown, Mrs. Etta Pierce, Mrs. Nella Burnett and Mrs. Della Phillips, all of Mississippi.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Jesse Harmon Price
Dec 10, 1893 - Dec 19, 1958

Jesse H. Price Dies Galveston

Jesse H. Price, 65, died in Galveston Friday.

The body will arrive in Corsicana Monday morning an funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Emma Lou Dean, Galveston, and Mrs. Pauline Uriate, Texas City; a son, Virgil Price, Galveston; mother, Mrs. Margaret Price, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Abbie King and Mrs. Ruby Davis, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Willie Pruitt, Texas City.

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Jesse H. Price Burial Monday

Funeral services for Jesse H. Price, 65, who died in Galveston Friday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Price was a veteran of World War 1.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Emma Lou Dean, Galveston, and Mrs. Pauline Uriate, Texas City; a son, Virgil Price, Galveston; mother, Mrs. Margaret Price, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Abbie King and Mrs. Ruby Davis, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Willie Pruitt, Texas City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roscoe King, Joe Preagery, Lonnie Davis, Ronnie King, Jerry Uriarte and Doy King.

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Ruby Elleander (Price) Davis
Apr 13, 1895 - Oct 30, 1969

Davis Services Set Saturday

Mrs. Ruby Eleander Davis, 74, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Chapel, with the Rev. B. J. Ferguson in charge. Interment will be in
Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, Raymond Davis of West Monroe, La., W. C. Davis of Houston, Maurice Davis of Houston, and Lonnie Davis of Denver, Colorado; two daughters, Mrs. Roscoe King, and Mrs. Joe Gregory both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. King of Corsicana and Mrs. D. F. Pruitt of Texas City; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Cox, Troy Cox, Billy Joe Pruitt, J. D. Ingham, A. C. Cox and Robert Davis.

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Orbin Eugene Parsons
Sep 27, 1924 - Jul 5, 1935

Baby Died Early Friday; Burial In Hamilton Cemetery

Orbin Eugene Parsons, nine-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Parsons, died at 3 o’clock Friday morning. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in
Hamilton cemetery, Rev. J. B. Ingle will conduct the services.

Surviving are his parents and grand parents.

Sutherland-McCammon funeral home will direct the funeral.

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Irene (Adams) Leathers
Apr 28, 1896 - Jul 1, 1935

MRS. F. L. LEATHERS DIED MONDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

Mrs. F. L. Leathers, age 30 years, died at the family residence, 1211 West Twelfth avenue Monday night at 10 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 at the Eleventh avenue Baptist church and will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor. Burial will be in
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two brothers, Roy Adams, Tyler, and James Adams, New London; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Delaney, Mission; Mrs. Ruby Jenkins, Oakwood, and Mrs. Marie Westbrooks, Tyler and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be J. E. Hollingsworth, M. Bryant, Marshall Blake, G. C. Boyd, Tom Boyd and J. E. Erwin.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church and friends of the family.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. F. L. LEATHERS

Funeral services for Mrs. F. L. Leathers, 39, who died Monday night at 10 o’clock were held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, two brothers, Roy Adams, Tyler, and James Adams, New London; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Delaney, Mission; Mrs. Ruby Jenkins, Oakwood, and Mrs. Marie Westbrooks, Tyler.

Pallbearers were J. E. Hollingsworth, M. Bryant, Marshall Blake, G. C. Boyd, Tom Boyd and J. E. Erwin.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Sarah Virginia (Marlow) Carter
Nov 1850 - Jul 10, 1935

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIES IN WACO WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Virginia Carter, aged 84 years, former Corsicanan, who died in Waco Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Carter Wright, 1902 Ethel Avenue, were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites in Waco were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Rev. Gaston Hartsfield officiating. The services at the grave at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the local First Methodist church.

Prior to moving to Waco twelve years ago, Mrs. Carter had resided in Corsicana for 45 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wright, Waco; a son, Will T. Carter, Corsicana; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. J. B. Petty, Kilgore.

Pallbearers were W. M. A. Romans, E. H. Bruyers, Leslie DuPuy, W. J. Pope, Leslie Kelton and R. F. Gurley.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements here.

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Amanda Rosanna (Curry) Heathcock
Feb 1, 1879 - Apr 1, 1935

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED MONDAY NIGHT AND BURIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda R. Heathcock, aged 56 years, wife of J. A. Heathcock, who died at the family residence, 816 South Commerce street, Monday night at 11:30 o’clock after a brief illness, were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin.

Mrs. Heathcock had resided in Corsicana for 15 years.

Surviving are her husband, a son Ben F. Heathcock, Corsicana; a brother, J. T. Curry, Mexia; and two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Harris and Mrs. Ed Staggs, both of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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John A. Heathcock
Mar 26, 1866 - Oct 17, 1942

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR J. A. HEATHCOCK WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel for John A. Heathcock, 78, who died here Saturday morning. He had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 25 years.

Rites were conducted by the Rev. J. J. Stone, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Interment was in the
Hamilton cemetery.

He is survived by a step-son Benjamin Heathcock, one brother, Ed Heathcock of Stockdale, Texas; and one sister, Miss D. Heathcote, of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 19, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Amanda Rosanna (Curry) Heathcock; s/o Asa Heathcock & Elizabeth “Betty” (Callahan) Heathcock buried in Stockdale, Texas

Harold Lee McCain
Mar 29, 1935 - Nov 29, 1935

Infant Buried In Hamilton Cemetery

Harold Lee McCain, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete McCain of the Pickett community, died Friday morning and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the family residence with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. Rev. E. T. Miller conducted the services.

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

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William Edward Miles
Sep 4, 1889 - Dec 12, 1935

EUREKA MAN BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. E. Miles, 45 years old, who died at his home on route 1, Eureka, Thursday of pneumonia, after a weeks’ illness, were held at 3:30 Friday afternoon at the
Hamilton cemetery. The L. B. Bonner funeral directors had charge of the arrangements. Rev. I. R. Darwood had charge of the services.

Surviving are his widow, his mother, Mrs. McDonald of the I. O. O. F. Home, Ennis, and Step-father, Mr. McDonald of the I. O. O. F. Home, Ennis, and ten children.

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Carrie E. (Dunn) Watson-Whitehead
Apr 19, 1899 - Mar 21, 1964

Mrs. Whitehead Dies Saturday

Mrs. R. L. Whitehead, 65, died at her home, 1921 Navarro drive, Saturday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Corley Funeral Chapel early Saturday afternoon pending arrival of relatives. Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Whitehead had resided in Corsicana for 30 years. She had been in ill health for several months and was hospitalized for surgery, but was believed to be recovering and was reported sitting in a chair when stricken.

She was a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, B. D. Watson, Athens; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Hambleton, Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. James T. Foster, Lawton, Okla.; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Havner, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Mar 21, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband W. W. Watson married May 17, 1918, Delta county, Texas. 2nd husband R. L. Whitehead; d/o William M. Dunn & Mary A. (Long) Dunn

Hulen F. Paulk
1867 - May 3, 1935

HULEN PAULK WAS BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Hulen Palk, aged 68 years, who died Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock, were held from the family home, 819 West Tenth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. G. Barr, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Virgie Louis Paulk, Corsicana and several brothers and sisters.

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

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Virgie Louis Paulk
Sep 7, 1907 - Dec 22, 1955

Salvation Army Worker Expires

Louis Paulk, 48, Northwest Apartments, Salvation Army worker died in Houston Thursday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Lieut. Orville Salmon of Lufkin, formerly of the Salvation Army here, and Lieut. R. E. Hall of the local Salvation Army post.

A native of Bell County, Paulk had resided in Corsicana 45 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fern Paulk, Corsicana; three daughters, Mary Lorene Paulk and Ruth Lucas both of Corsicana and Mrs. Rita Jane Chambers, Springfield, Ill.; a son, Robert Lucas, Corsicana; mother Mrs. Lillie Mae Paulk, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Salvation Army Worker Services

Funeral services for Louis Paulk, 48, Northwest Apartments, who died Thursday in a Houston hospital will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Lieut. Orville Salmon, Salvation Army at Lufkin, formerly of Corsicana and Lieut. R. E. Hall, local Salvation Army Post. Paulk was a Salvation army worker here for years.

A native of Bell county, Paulk had resided in Corsicana since a small child.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fern Paulk, Corsicana; three daughters, Mary Lorene Paulk and Ruth Lucas both of Corsicana and Mrs. Rita Jane Chambers, Springfield, Ill.; a son, Robert Lucas, Corsicana; mother Mrs. Lillie Mae Paulk, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Floyd E. Nichols, L. A. Douglas, Gilbert Sutherlin, Jake Davis, Luke Johnston and Otis Dunagan.

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Lillie Mae (Bush) Paulk
Mar 25, 1876 - Aug 4, 1961

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Paulk

Mrs. Lillie Paulk, 85, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the Watt Home Friday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, Pentecostal pastor, and Capt. Wm. H. Thomas of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fern Paulk and a granddaughter, Mary Lorine Paulk, both of Springfield, Ill., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. N. Coker, N. D. Coker, G. H. Sutherlin, J. W. Easley, O. O. Miles and L. A. Douglas.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Paulk

Final rites for Mrs. Lillie Paulk, 85, who died in the Watt Home Friday night, were held Saturday at 5 p.mn. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, Pentecostal Church minister, and Capt. Wm. H. Thomas of the Salvation Army.

Mrs. Paulk had been a long-time Corsicana resident.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Fern Paulk, and a granddaughter, Mary Lorine Paul, both of Springfield, Ill., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. N. Coker, N. D. Coker, G. H. Sutherlin, J. W. Easley, O. O. Miles and L. A. Douglas.

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Wade Lee Reynolds
Nov 22, 1960 - July 27, 2018

Wade Reynolds was born Nov. 22, 1960 to Jerry and Shirley Reynolds in Lubbock. He passed away July 27, 2018 at his home in Frost at the age of 57. He is preceded in death by is father Jerry Reynolds, sons Chad Reynolds and Drew Reynolds and grandson Hagen Thetford.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years Tina Starkey Reynolds whom he loved dearly and was his best friend. But actually his best friend was "Bug" his loving Chihuahua; his mother Shirley Worley Reynolds of Frost; his brother Clay Reynolds and wife Stephanie of Frost; Children, Erin Reynolds of Mexia, Jason Nealy and wife Whitney of Frost, Nikki Williams and fiancé Chris Sikes of Frost and Stormi Upton and husband Nathan of Frost; ten grandchildren, Alizabeth, Elexis, Travis Jr., Landen, Gavin, Izabele, Atlynn, Justyn, Madisen and Raylon. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws and life long friends.
He was a dedicated worker at Guardian Glass for 30 plus years. He was a man of few words but loved by many.
Visitation with his family will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton FuneralH ome

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Lavern (Person) Livingston
abt 1923 - July 23, 2018

Lavern Person Livingston, 95, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at her residence.

Viewing will be held until 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2018 at Scott Funeral Home located at 1001 MLK Blvd.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Dairy Johnson, Sr. officiating and Rev. Oldie McCoy serves as eulogist.

Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home.

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Nancy Roberta (Oglesby) Antonelli
Mar 23, 1939 - Feb 24, 2018

Daughter of Robert Thornton Oglesby and Nancy Maurine (Myers) Oglesby.

Nancy Roberta Antonelli (Olgesby), 78 of Corsicana, Texas passed away in her home on February 24, 2018. Nancy was born in Walsh, Colorado on March 23, 1939. Nancy followed her beloved husband Michael to heaven after the sharing of 59 years together. They had a love that knew no bounds.

Nancy is survived by her Uncle Wade and Aunt Mona of Colorado; her brother, Jerry and his wife, Lena of California; her sisters, Dottie and her husband, Walt of Texas, Denise and husband, John of New York; her brother, Robert and wife, Robin of Florida. She is also survived by her 6 children; Michael Antonelli and wife, Bonnie of Arizona, Anthony and wife, Stephanie of Texas, Angelica Antonelli of Texas, Bruce Antonelli of Texas, David Antonelli and wife, Ana of Texas, Bobbi and husband, Frank of Texas, grandchildren; Kristen, Samantha, Roberta, Brandon, Michelle, Corey, Richard, Michael, Ward, Diego, Francisco, Jeremy and two great grandchildren Aiden and Cade. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home and the family will celebrate Nancy’s life with family and close friends at a later date.

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Michael Antonelli
Jul 17, 1940 - Jan 11, 2018

Michael Antonelli, 77 of Eureka, Texas, passed away on January 11, 2018 due to a sudden illness from natural causes. He was born in Catskill, New York on July 17, 1940.

Michael enlisted in the US Air Force at the age of 17 and served combat tours in Korea and Vietnam. Michael retired from the Air Force in 1977 at the rank of Technical Sergeant and then went on to work for 20 years with NAPA Auto Parts. Michael loved to travel the country with his wife Nancy, making trips to visit family and friends throughout the United States.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Nancy; sister Denise & husband, John Sheroka of Altamont, NY, brother Robert & wife, Robin Antonelli of Jupiter, FL; 6 children: Michael & wife, Bonnie Antonelli of Mesa, AZ; Tony & wife, Stephanie Antonelli of Eureka, TX; Angelica Antonelli of Eureka, TX; Bruce Antonelli of Waco, TX; David & wife, Ana Antonelli of El Paso, TX; and Bobbi & husband, Frank Szabo of Seagoville, TX.; 13 grand children and 3 great grand children and a plethora of nieces and nephews. Michael was especially close to niece and nephew, John & Mavis Caggianelli of Hudson, NY and Theresa Rainey of Las Vegas, NV.

A celebration of Michael's life is scheduled at Michael's favorite eatery (Napoli's Restaurant at 111 E. Collin Street in Corsicana, TX.) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

Donations on behalf of Michael can be made in lieu of flowers to the Corsicana Animal Shelter; 617 S. 12th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110.

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Mildred Catherine (Boulware) Wooten
Oct 14, 1918 - Jul 29, 2015

Mildred Catherine Boulware Wooten went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 29,2015. She was born October 14,1918 in Emmett, Texas to Rev. W. T. and Clara Williams Boulware. She married John Robert Wooten on May 20th 1939 in a wedding performed by her father. Except for living in Illinois during John's service in WW II, she lived her life in the central Texas area.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waco, and taught in the children's department in churches she attended while living in Hillsboro and Marlin.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 70 years; one brother Charles Boulware; and two sisters, Jean Nelson and Mary White.
She is survived by three nieces and four nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. August 3rd at Hillsboro Garden of Memories, Hillsboro, Texas.

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INFANT SON Anderson
B&D Nov. 20, 1936

Richland Baby Was Buried on Friday

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Anderson of Richland, who died early Friday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are the parents.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 20, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o W. E. Anderson & Novell (Dunn) Anderson

Columbus E. Smith, Jr
Jun 4, 1859 - May 31, 1936

COLUMBUS E. SMITH DIED SUNDAY NIGHT AT RICHLAND HOME

Columbus E. Smith, aged 76 years, resident of the Richland community for the past 15 years, died in Richland Sunday night at 11:30 o’clock after an illness of two months.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Richland cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are a son, W. W. Smith, Richland, one sister, Mrs. P. L. Garrison, Vernon and 12 grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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James Madison Anderson
Feb 19, 1888 - Jul 21, 1936

JAMES H. ANDERSON DIED WACO TUESDAY; BURIAL RICHLAND

James. H. (Buck) Anderson, aged 53 years, of Waco, died in the Provident Sanitarium in Waco Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the funeral was held at the Richland cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Herron of Richland.

Surviving are seven brothers, Allen Anderson, Richland; Nick Anderson, Oklahoma; D. J. Anderson, Missouri; Robert Anderson, Oklahoma; Fred Anderson, Richland; Mark Anderson, Richland; and Walter Anderson, New Mexico; a sister, Mrs. Robert Morrison, Houston and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were handled by the McCammon-Brown Funeral Home of Richland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 22, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; s/o Doctor James Thomas Lee Buchanan Anderson (mother is unknown step mother Lucy Avarilla (Hunter) Anderson, he was 3 years old when his father married her)

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Richland

RICHLAND, July 30.—(Spl.)—James Anderson who died in Waco Tuesday of last week, was buried in the Richland cemetery. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Robert Morrison of Houston, eight brothers, Nick Anderson and Robert Anderson, Oklahoma; D. J. Anderson, Missouri; Walter Anderson, New Mexico; Allen, Mark, Fred and Joe Anderson all of Richland.

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Delia (Harrison) Crook
Dec 28, 1858 - Sep 28, 1936

Richland

RICHLAND, Oct. 8.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Crook who died near Kerens, was buried in the Richland cemetery Tuesday of last week.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Oct 9, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Could be buried in Cade cemetery ? (her obit says Richland cemetery, death certificate says Richland, Texas- husband is buried in Cade) w/o Thomas H. Crook

William H. “Will” Smith
Aug 9, 1853 - Mar 21, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR WILL H. SMITH

Funeral services for Will H. Smith, aged 82 years, who died here Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of his sister, Mrs. C. A. Haden, 519 North Twenty-Sixth street, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Smith had been a residence of Navarro county and Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are a brother, Donald P. Smith, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Haden and Mrs. J. O. Love, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Turner, Barnsdall, Okla., and other relatives.

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

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AGED CORSICANA MAN DIED SATURDAY; TO BE BURIED SUNDAY

Will H. Smith, aged 82 years, died Saturday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. C. A. Haden, 518 North Twenty-sixth street. Funeral services will be held from the residence of Mrs. Haden Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox and Rev. M. E. McPhail.

Mr. Smith had been a resident of Navarro county and Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are one brother, Donald T. Smith, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Haden, Corsicana; Mrs. J. O. Love, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Glenn Turner, Barnsdall, Oklahoma and numerous other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Otha Dwain Langston
Aug 30, 1915 - Apr 4, 1936

AUTOMOBILE CRASH KILLS TWO

Funeral Services Accident Victims Sunday Afternoon

Double funeral services for Otho Langston, aged 20, well-known football player, and Eldon L. Griffin, 21, at home on a furlough from the U. S. Navy, whose lives were snuffed out in an automobile accident near the eastern city limits of Corsicana shortly before midnight Friday night, will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church and student in Baylor University, Waco.

Four Others Injured.
Four other occupants of the automobile, driven by Eldon Griffin, were injured, Jack Griffin a brother is in the P. and S. Hospital suffering serious injuries. Bill Pruitt received a broken right shoulder, Arthur Lee Hewitt was cut about the head and back and Allen Martin received slight injuries.

It was stated that the new automobile was headed toward Corsicana when it got out of control and turned over. The automobile was badly damaged.

Griffin had been in the navy for the past three years and was stationed on the U. S. Chicago at Los Angeles. He was scheduled to leave Corsicana Saturday morning to report back to his ship. His mother is reported to have finished packing his suitcase for him just prior to his death. He had been here on a 30-day leave.

Well-Know Grid Star
Langston is well-known in Texas high school and junior college circles as a football player. He was unanimously elected all-district end in 1934, and was on all-state team as a member of the Corsicana High school Tiger eleven that advanced to the quarter finals of the University of Texas Interscholastic League state race. He was a regular wingman prior to that year. During the fall of 1935, Langston was a member of the College of Marshall eleven after participating in the all-star high school game in Dallas last August at the conclusion of the annual coaching school of the Texas High School Football Coaches Association and had often stated he had planned to matriculate in Southern Methodist University and report for the Mustang squad on which numerous Corsicana athletes have performed in recent years.

Survived By Parents.
Surviving Langston are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Langston, 916 South Fourteenth street; a sister, Oneta Vern Langston and two brothers, Ottis and Orvil Langston, all of Corsicana.

Surviving Griffin are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin, 718 South Main street, two brothers, Jack and Edwin Griffin, and a sister, Marguerite Griffin, all of Corsicana.

Griffin was pronounced dead when the hospital was reached and Langston died a few minutes later.

These deaths are the second and third automobile accident fatalities in Navarro county since January 1.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, April 4, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Photo not part of original obituary; supplied by Neika Peterson
  • s/o William Edward Langston & Minerva Elizabeth (Olson) Langston buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

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DOUBLE FUNERAL RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR AUTO VICTIMS

TWO YOUTHS KILLED IN ACCIDENT FIRDAY NIGHT BURIED SIDE BY SIDE

Double funeral rites for Otho Langston, aged 20, and Elton L. Griffin, 21, who were killed late Friday night when the car in which they were riding turned over just east of Corsicana on Highway 31, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church. The life-long friends were buried in Oakwood cemetery in adjoining graves. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Griffin was pronounced dead when the P. and S. Hospital was reached while Langston died a few minutes later. Four other occupants of the demolished automobile received injuries.

Langston was a former all-district end with the Corsicana High Tigers in
1934 and was with the College of Marshall eleven in 1935. He played in the all-star southern team at the conclusion of the 1935 Texas High School Coaches Association coaches school at S. M. U. and had planned to matriculate in Southern Methodist University this fall.

Griffin was in the U. S. Navy and was on the U. S. S. Chicago. He had been home on a 30-day furlough and was to leave Saturday morning to report at Los Angeles. Griffin was a sub on the Corsicana high school squad.

These deaths were the second and third automobile fatalities in Navarro county since January 1.

Langston is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Langston; two brothers, Ottis and Orvil Langston, and a sister Oneta Vern Langston, all of Corsicana.

Surviving Griffin are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin; two brothers, Jack and Edwin griffin, and a sister, Marquerite Griffin, all of Corsicana.

Jack Griffin was seriously injured, but is expected to recover, Bill Pruitt, sustained a broken right shoulder and Arthur Lee Hewitt received cuts about the head and back, Allen Martin, the other occupant of the automobile, escaped with minor bruises.

Pallbearers for the Langston funeral were Clarence Walker, Charles Russell, Jack Purcewell, Alton Austin, Allen Martin and Melvin Bowman.

Pallbearers for the Griffin funeral were John Kessinger, Bruce Cagle, Remus Jones, Calvin Bearing, Troy Cooley and Lynn Hickey.

The funeral arrangements were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Eldon L. Griffin
Mar 12, 1915 - Apr 3, 1936

AUTOMOBILE CRASH KILLS TWO

Funeral Services Accident Victims Sunday Afternoon

Double funeral services for Otho Langston, aged 20, well-known football player, and Eldon L. Griffin, 21, at home on a furlough from the U. S. Navy, whose lives were snuffed out in an automobile accident near the eastern city limits of Corsicana shortly before midnight Friday night, will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church and student in Baylor University, Waco.

Four Others Injured.
Four other occupants of the automobile, driven by Eldon Griffin, were injured, Jack Griffin a brother is in the P. and S. Hospital suffering serious injuries. Bill Pruitt received a broken right shoulder, Arthur Lee Hewitt was cut about the head and back and Allen Martin received slight injuries.

It was stated that the new automobile was headed toward Corsicana when it got out of control and turned over. The automobile was badly damaged.

Griffin had been in the navy for the past three years and was stationed on the U. S. Chicago at Los Angeles. He was scheduled to leave Corsicana Saturday morning to report back to his ship. His mother is reported to have finished packing his suitcase for him just prior to his death. He had been here on a 30-day leave.

Well-Know Grid Star
Langston is well-known in Texas high school and junior college circles as a football player. He was unanimously elected all-district end in 1934, and was on all-state team as a member of the Corsicana High school Tiger eleven that advanced to the quarter finals of the University of Texas Interscholastic League state race. He was a regular wingman prior to that year. During the fall of 1935, Langston was a member of the College of Marshall eleven after participating in the all-star high school game in Dallas last August at the conclusion of the annual coaching school of the Texas High School Football Coaches Association and had often stated he had planned to matriculate in Southern Methodist University and report for the Mustang squad on which numerous Corsicana athletes have performed in recent years.

Survived By Parents.
Surviving Langston are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Langston, 916 South Fourteenth street; a sister, Oneta Vern Langston and two brothers, Ottis and Orvil Langston, all of Corsicana.

Surviving Griffin are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin, 718 South Main street, two brothers, Jack and Edwin Griffin, and a sister, Marguerite Griffin, all of Corsicana.

Griffin was pronounced dead when the hospital was reached and Langston died a few minutes later.

These deaths are the second and third automobile accident fatalities in Navarro county since January 1.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, April 4, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • U S Navy s/o John R. Griffin and Nervia (Willis) Griffin buried in Rawlins Cemetery, Lancaster, Tx. (His monument says died Apr 3—death certificate says 12:45 a.m. April 4)

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DOUBLE FUNERAL RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR AUTO VICTIMS

TWO YOUTHS KILLED IN ACCIDENT FIRDAY NIGHT BURIED SIDE BY SIDE

Double funeral rites for Otho Langston, aged 20, and Elton L. Griffin, 21, who were killed late Friday night when the car in which they were riding turned over just east of Corsicana on Highway 31, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church. The life-long friends were buried in Oakwood cemetery in adjoining graves. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Griffin was pronounced dead when the P. and S. Hospital was reached while Langston died a few minutes later. Four other occupants of the demolished automobile received injuries.

Langston was a former all-district end with the Corsicana High Tigers in
1934 and was with the College of Marshall eleven in 1935. He played in the all-star southern team at the conclusion of the 1935 Texas High School Coaches Association coaches school at S. M. U. and had planned to matriculate in Southern Methodist University this fall.

Griffin was in the U. S. Navy and was on the U. S. S. Chicago. He had been home on a 30-day furlough and was to leave Saturday morning to report at Los Angeles. Griffin was a sub on the Corsicana high school squad.

These deaths were the second and third automobile fatalities in Navarro county since January 1.

Langston is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Langston; two brothers, Ottis and Orvil Langston, and a sister Oneta Vern Langston, all of Corsicana.

Surviving Griffin are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin; two brothers, Jack and Edwin griffin, and a sister, Marquerite Griffin, all of Corsicana.

Jack Griffin was seriously injured, but is expected to recover, Bill Pruitt, sustained a broken right shoulder and Arthur Lee Hewitt received cuts about the head and back, Allen Martin, the other occupant of the automobile, escaped with minor bruises.

Pallbearers for the Langston funeral were Clarence Walker, Charles Russell, Jack Purcewell, Alton Austin, Allen Martin and Melvin Bowman.

Pallbearers for the Griffin funeral were John Kessinger, Bruce Cagle, Remus Jones, Calvin Bearing, Troy Cooley and Lynn Hickey.

The funeral arrangements were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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INFANT MALE TWINS Warren (1)
Jun 19, 1944 - Jun 20, 1944

SECOND OF INFANT TWINS DIED TODAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

An infant twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian H. Warren died at the Navarro Clinic Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dillard W. Thurston, minister of the Church of Christ, conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The other twin died Monday night and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents, grandmothers, Mrs. J. W. Ewing, Corsicana; Mrs. John Warren, Corsicana; grandfathers, J. A. Rogers, Corsicana; Ed Warren, Tom Ball, and other relatives.

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INFANT MALE TWIN Warren (2)
Jun 19, 1944 - Jun 23, 1944

SECOND OF INFANT TWINS DIED TODAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

An infant twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian H. Warren died at the Navarro Clinic Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dillard W. Thurston, minister of the Church of Christ, conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The other twin died Monday night and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents, grandmothers, Mrs. J. W. Ewing, Corsicana; Mrs. John Warren, Corsicana; grandfathers, J. A. Rogers, Corsicana; Ed Warren, Tom Ball, and other relatives.

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Lillie (Jack) Ransom
Mar 12, 1861 - Nov 18, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. RANSOM THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Ransom, aged 75 years, 412 West Fifth avenue, who died Wednesday morning at 3 o’clock after a two weeks’ illness, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Ransom was the widow of the late S. M. Ransom, well-known merchant here for many years. She was a native of Austin, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 50 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Callicutt and Mrs. Julia Christian, both of Corsicana; two step-sons, Julian (Dude) Ransom, Corsicana, and Tom Ransom, Dallas; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Charlie Davis, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were A. F. Mitchell, Nathan Crouch, Allen Edens, Marvin Wallace, J. M. Dyer, Jr., and H. R. Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and elders of the First Presbyterian church.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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MRS. LILLIE RANSOM PASSED AWAY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER RESIDENT TO BE THURSDAY MORNING

Mrs. Lillie Ransom, aged 75 years, resident of Corsicana for the past 50 years, 312 West Fifth avenue, died Wednesday morning at 3 o’clock after a two weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Ransom was a native of Austin. She was the widow of the late S. M. Ransom, pioneer merchant of Corsicana.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Callicutt and Mrs. Julia Christian, both of Corsicana; two step-sons, Julian (Dude) Ransom, Corsicana, and Tom Ransom, Dallas; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Charlie Davis, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be A. F. Mitchell, Nathan Crouch, Allen Edens, Marvin Wallace, J. M. Dyer, Jr., and H. R. Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and elders of the First Presbyterian church.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Lenard W. Gibson
Aug 11, 1911 - Mar 2, 1936

LEONARD GIBSON DIED EARLY MONDAY; WILL BE BURIED TUESDAY

Leonard Gibson, aged 25 years, painter, died early Monday morning after a short illness. The funeral services are scheduled to be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. W. Burgess of the Nazarene church.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Lenna Ruth and Nettie May Gibson, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Gibson, Chanute, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Frazier, Lubbock; Mrs. Edith Tokay, Houston, and Miss Mary Gibson, Chanute, Kan.; two brothers, Louis Gibson and Ervin Gibson, both of Chanute, Kan., and a half- brother, Clyde McHardy, Plainview.

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RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR LENARD GIBSON; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Lenard Gibson, aged 25 years, died early Monday morning after a short illness and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. W. Burgess of the Nazarene church.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Lenna Ruth and Nettie May Gibson, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Gibson, Chanute, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Frazier, Lubbock; Mrs. Edith Tokay, Houston, and Miss Mary Gibson, Chanute, Kan.; two brothers, Louis Gibson and Ervin Gibson, both of Chanute, Kan., and a half- brother, Clyde McHardy, Plainview.

Pallbearers were Gordon Collins, Henry Andrews, Arthur Wells, J. D. Lake, J. H. Roberts and J. J. Cohagen.

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Walter Claude Douglas
Sep 11, 1879 - Jan 14, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WALTER DOUGLAS ARE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Walter C. Douglas, aged 57 years, 1100 West Thirteenth avenue, well-known drilling contractor, who died in the Navarro clinic Thursday afternoon, were held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. W. M. Wilson, corner North Fifteenth street and west Fourth avenue, Friday 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.

Douglas had been in the drilling contractor business for many years and was well-known here and among the oil fraternity.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Leslie Douglas, San Antonio; Jack Douglas, Norman, Okla., and Claude Douglas, Houston; a daughter, Dorothy Douglas, Norman, Okla., and ten brothers and sisters, Mrs. Wilson, Corsicana; Miss Emma Douglas, Corsicana; James Douglas, St. Louis; Mrs. R. C. Whiddon, Gainesville; Allen Douglas, Dallas; Mrs. Marcia Brown, Dallas; H. B. Douglas, Ft. Worth; R. E. Douglas, Corsicana; Roy Douglas, Anahauc; and Mrs. T. H. Jackson, Kilgore.

His brothers were active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers included John Malone, Henderson; J. T. Smith, W. H. Bailey, Bill Allen, Dr. A. F. Mitchell, A. L. Laben, Walter Beard, J. C. Gale, D. E. Stephenson, Bill Collins, all of Tyler; Rufus Easterwood, County Judge John Bellow and Jack Browning, all of Athens; Joe D. Hughes, Houston; N. C. Pinkston, Eric Ellis, L. P. Nicholson and J. B. Robinson, all of Corsicana and Earl Smith, Dallas.

Sutherland-McCammon funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Emogene L. “Emma” Douglas
Oct 7, 1881 - Jul 31, 1976

Mrs. Douglas

Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Emma Douglas, 94, who died Saturday morning at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church here.

Survivors include two brothers, H. B. Douglas of Corsicana and L. E. Douglas of Conroe; two sisters, Mrs. Marzia Brown of Fort Worth and Mrs. Ten Jackson of Galveston and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Samuel Lucas Miller
Jul 6, 1856 - Jul 16, 1936

S. L. MILLER DIED OF HEART ATTACK AT HOME ON THURSDAY

S. L. Miller, aged 80 years, well-known collector, died with a heart attack at his home Thursday morning at 9 o’clock as he prepared to walk to town. The funeral services will be held from the family home, 751 West Second Avenue, Friday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhaill, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which Mr. Miller was a member.

Prior to moving to Corsicana 18 years ago, the family resided at Nacogdoches.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Miss Ruby Miller, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. L. Rowan, Fort Worth; and two sisters, Mrs. Douglas Hart, Tennessee, and Mrs. Lou Owens, Arkansas.

Mr. Miller was an active member of the local Knights of Pythias lodge and had been a member of the order for nearly fifty years.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR S. L. MILLER FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for S. L. Miller, aged 80 years, who died Thursday morning at 9 o’clock with a heart attack, were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the family home, 751 West Second Avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhaill, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which Mr. Miller was a member.

Prior to moving to Corsicana 18 years ago, Mr. Miller resided in Nacogdoches. He was a well known collector.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Miss Ruby Miller, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. L. Rowan, Fort Worth; and two sisters, Mrs. Douglas Hart, Tennessee, and Mrs. Lou Owens, Arkansas.

Mr. Miller was an active member of the Knights of Pythias and had been a member of that order for nearly 50 years.

Pallbearers were C. W. Taylor, Robert Stell, Sr., W. R. Presley, J. H. Hook, H. R. Stewart and C. S. Haley.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Martha Ann (Hoke) Miller
Jul 9, 1861 - Aug 13, 1952

Mrs. S. L. Miller Dies Wednesday

Mrs. S. L. Miller, 91, died at her home, 751 West Second avenue, early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Miller had been a resident of Texas most of her life.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Ruby Miller, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. L. Rowan, Fort Worth; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Stell, T. R. Red, R. L. Patterson, T. C. Orr, Howard Allen, A. G. Elliott and Dr. W. K. Logsdon.

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Mrs. S. L. Miller Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. S. L. Miller, 91, who died at her home, 751 West Second Avenue Wednesday, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Ruby Miller, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. L. Rowan, Fort Worth; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ralph Stell, T. R. Red, R. L. Patterson, T. C. Orr, Howard Allen, A. G. Elliott and Dr. W. K. Logsdon.

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Julia V. (Marks) Boyette-Miller
Jul 15, 1882 - Dec 2, 1936

MRS. JULIA MILLER DIED WEDNESDAY; TO BE BURIED FRIDAY

Mrs. Julia V. Miller, aged 54 years, wife of E. E. Miller, well-known café operator and business man, died at the family home, 708 West Thirteenth avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Baptist church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Miller had been in ill health for some time.

Surviving are her husband, and a son, Alvin Miller, both of Corsicana; a brother, Thomas Marks, Dallas; and three sisters, Mrs. Josie Smith, California; Mrs. B. F. Galloupe, Dallas; and Mrs. Annie Ingram, California.

Pallbearers will be W. F. Long, Ed Rittersbacher, Campbell Gillespie, Dave Daniels, Rufus Pevehouse and Roy Buck.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 3, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband unk Boyette 2nd husband Elbert E. Miller marriage record says E. E. Miller married Julia Boyette Oct 3, 1909; d/o Thomas Marks & E. E. (unk) Marks per death certificate

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MRS. JULIA MILLER BURIED FROM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia V. Miller, aged 54 years, wife of E. E. Miller, well known café operator and business man here for many years, who died at the family home, 708 West Thirteenth avenue Wednesday afternoon were held from the First Baptist church Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. E. Miller, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband and a son, Alvin Miller, both of Corsicana; a brother, Thomas Marks, Dallas, and three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Smith, California; Mrs. B. F. Galloupe, Dallas and Mrs. Annie Ingram, California.

Pallbearers were W. F. Long, Ed Rittersbacher, Campbell Gillespie, Dave Daniels, Rufus Pevehouse and Roy Buck.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Elbert E. Miller
May 3, 1875 - May 28, 1938

E. E. MILLER DIED SATURDAY; BURIAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

E. E. Miller, aged 63 years, well-known café operator here for many years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rosa Hart, 510 North Beaton street, Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The funeral was held from the Hart residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Alvin Miller, Texas City; six sisters, Mrs. Mattie Thompson, Roane; Mrs. J. T. Pope, San Angelo; Mrs. S. L. Wesley, Corsicana; Mrs. Love Wood, Dallas; Mrs. Rosa Hart, Corsicana, and Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

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Gladys Edna Flanagan
Dec 22, 1921 - Mar 23, 1936

YOUNG GIRL BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Gladys Edna Flanagan, aged 14 years, who died at the family home three miles north of Corsicana on Highway 75, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Flanagan, three sisters, Mrs. Willie Mae Crawford, Mrs. Jewel Robinson and Miss Ruby Flanagan, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lewis, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements were handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Doris H. Walker
Sep 18, 1908 - Jul 5, 1936

MISS DORIS WALKER DIED SUNDAY MORNING AND BURIED MONDAY

Miss Doris Walker, age 27, daughter of the late Mrs. P. F. Walker, died at the family residence, 613 South Eighteenth street, at 11 o’clock Sunday morning and funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon from the residence, Rev. L. W. Shivers, Tehaucana, conducted rites, and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Walker had been a resident of Corsicana all her life.

Surviving are four brothers, Avery Walker, Dallas; Wayne Walker, Kilgore; Harry P. Walker, Kilgore, and Johnnie A. Walker, Phoenix, Ariz. and one sister, Mrs. C. H. Franklin, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Felix Washburn, R. Lee Thompson, George Kuykendall, Jim Jackson, Sam J. Helm, H. D. Byrd, Charles Byrd and Walter Byrd.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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William Ernest “Billie” Calhoun, Sr.
Dec 11, 1887 - Mar 18, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES VICTIM OF TRUCK ACCIDENT SUNDAY

WILLIAM E. CALHOUN BURNED TO DEATH WHEN GASOLINE TANK EXPLODES

Funeral services for William E. Calhoun, aged 51 years, of Corsicana, who was fatally burned near Athens Saturday afternoon, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Calhoun was a driver of a gasoline truck for the Butler-Calhoun company of Corsicana.

According to information received here, the large truck overturned and burst into flames three miles west of Athens after he had pulled around a car that drove on to the pavement from a side road to avoid a collision. The flaming truck skidded for some distance. Calhoun was trapped in the driver’s seat.

Cecil Willis driver for the same concern, was reported driving just ahead of Calhoun and saw the crash and explosion through his rear window. The car which Calhoun drove around to avoid was reported driven by Mrs. Bob Tanner, a farm resident near Athens.

Willis is reported to have said that the wheels of Calhoun’s truck skidded in the soft shoulder of the road as the driver wheeled around the slow-moving car ahead.

Mr. Calhoun was a native of Dawson, and had resided here for the past 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Calvin and James Edgar Calhoun; a daughter, Mrs. Clifton Pickering and a grand-daughter, all of Corsicana; a brother, John C. Calhoun, Corsicana and a sister, Mrs. J. C. Wood, Tyler.

Pallbearers were Walter Beaton, Alma Breithaupt, C. Wimberly, Roy Butler, Ed Park, E. B. Dawson, C. C. Turner and Hugh Cummings.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 20, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Fay (Cathey) Calhoun; s/o James Duncan Calhoun & Elizabeth Arenna (Jackson) Calhoun buried in Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Tx.

     

Annie Fay (Cathey) Calhoun
Mar 17, 1893 - Jun 21, 1948

MRS. W. E. CALHOUN DIES HERE MONDAY; RITES WEDNESDAY

Mrs. W. E. Calhoun, aged 55 years, 618 South Fifteenth street, died suddenly Monday night at 8 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Calhoun had resided her for a number of years.

Surviving are two sons, Calvin Calhoun, Corsicana and James Edgar Calhoun, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Clifton A. Pickering, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lena Belle Lawrence, Dallas; a granddaughter, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be B. C. Wright, Joe M. Seale, W. C. Roberts, Carl Matthews, Ted Hull and Sid Story.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 22, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Ernest “Billie” Calhoun, Sr; d/o John Edgar Cathey & Mary Ida (Dempsey) Cathey buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx.

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MRS. W. E. CALHOUN RITES WEDNESDAY; DIED HERE MONDAY

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. W. E. Calhoun, 55, who died suddenly Monday night. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared L. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church of which Mrs. Calhoun was a long-time member.

Surviving are two sons, Calvin Calhoun, Corsicana and James Edgar Calhoun, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Clifton A. Pickering, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lena Belle Lawrence, Dallas; a granddaughter, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. C. Wright, Joe M. Seale, W. C. Roberts, Carl Matthews, Ted Hull and Sid Story.

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Ida (Wilson) Goolsby
May 20, 1870 - Apr 21, 1936

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED HERE ON THURSDAY

Mrs. Ida Goolsby, wife of the late W. P. Goolsby, died at 3 o’clock Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. O. Martin, 315 West Marvin, Waxahachie. The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock Thursday morning from the family home in Waxahachie with interment in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Surviving are one son, Berlin Goolsby, Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. F. O. Martin, Waxahachie; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Goolsby was born in Tennessee May 20, 1870, and lived in Corsicana for a number of years. She moved from Corsicana in 1919.

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WAXAHACHIE WOMAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Goolsby, aged 65 years, widow of the late W. P. Goolsby, who died in Waxahachie Tuesday at 8 o’clock were held in Waxahachie Thursday morning and burial was made in Oakwood cemetery here at 11:30 o’clock. The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. McKinley Norman, pastor of the First Baptist church in Waxahachie.

Mrs. Goolsby resided in Corsicana for a number of years prior to moving from this community in 1919.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank O. Martin, Waxahachie; a son, W. P. Goolsby, Houston; two brother, G. C. Wilson, Oklahoma City, and A. H. Wilson, Oxford, Miss.; and three sisters, Mrs. Ike Roberts, Mrs. K. M. Hickey and Mrs. Ed. Roberts, all of Oxford, Miss.

Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home handled arrangements here for the service.

The rites here were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

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William Green Kennedy
Nov 29, 1870 - Nov 16, 1936

WM. G. KENNEDY DIED MONDAY NIGHT; BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for William Green Kennedy, aged 65 years who died at his residence Monday night after a short illness, were held from the home, 916 West Seventeenth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church. Mr. Kennedy had resided in Corsicana for about 50 years. He was in the insurance business here for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. A. B. Walker, Corsicana; Mrs. Marlin Rutherford, Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Brown, Corsicana, and Mrs. Aubrey Franklin, Mexia; a brother, Neil Kennedy, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Harrison, T. A. Alford, Walter Byrd, Everett White, J. H. Whitelaw, Hawley Kirkland.

Funeral services were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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John Edwin Grayson
Oct 19, 1872 - Aug 29, 1937

J. E. GRAYSON OF STREETMAN BURIED ST. ELMO MONDAY

Funeral services for J. E. Grayson, aged 65 years, Streetman merchant, who died in a Teague hospital Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the St. Elmo cemetery near Birdston. Mr. Grayson had resided in the Streetman vicinity all of his life and was well-known in Freestone and Navarro counties.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, C. G. Grayson, Longview; John Grayson, Streetman; and T. R. Grayson, Streetman; daughter, Miss Eloise Grayson, Streetman; two sisters, Mrs. M. M. Bonham and Miss Cora Grayson, both of Mooringsport, La., and a number of other relatives. Nieces include Mrs. Lloyd G. Kerr and Mrs. Mable Cole, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Dexter Hamilton and Mrs. Cora Thompson, both formerly of Corsicana but now residents of Dallas.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Aug 31, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Florence (Manning) Grayson; s/o Thomas Blackmon Grayson, Dr. & Caroline A. “Carrie” (McArthur) Grayson

Coryne P. Grayson
Aug 4, 1879 - Oct 13, 1948

Streetman Rites For Miss Grayson

Miss Corynne Grayson, aged 72 years of Streetman, died at the P. & S. Hospital Wednesday night at 8:55 following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

Burleson Funeral Home will direct.

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Edda (Houck) Grayson
Feb 23, 1877 - May 22, 1963

Mrs. Grayson Services Held

Graveside rites for Mrs. Charles B. Grayson, who died in the WOW Circle Home in Sherman Wednesday, were held at the St. Elmo Cemetery, Friday at 2:30 p.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. L. G. Lee.

Surviving are two sons, Horace and Harry Grayson, both of Gladewater, and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Streetman

STREETMAN, May 30 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. C. B. Grayson, Sherman, was held at St. Elmo Friday. Those from out of town attending were Mrs. Grace Carroll, Teague; Mrs. Charlie Grayson, Teague; and Mr. and Mrs. Stump Allen, Fairfield.

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Johnnie Beryl Anders
Mar 31, 1930 - Dec 28, 1930

Little Child Dies Winkler Saturday

Johnnie Beryl Anders, 10-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Anders of the Winkler community, died Saturday night and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at St. Elmo Cemetery where interment was made.

The funeral was conducted by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Louella (Bennett) Allen
Apr 8, 1896 - Feb 18, 1966

Streetman

STREETMAN (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Bruce Allen of Fairfield, formerly of Streetman were held at Saint Elmo Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Anderson and Mrs. Fred Ward and children of Irving were here for the funeral of Mrs. Bruce Allen Saturday.

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Ernest Vivian Bigham
Feb 9, 1868 - May 29, 1952

Ernest V. Bigham Services Monday

Ernest Vivian Bigham, 84, former resident of Winkler, died in Dallas, Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the St. Elmo Baptist church at Winkler, with Rev. Herbert McKissick officiating. Interment was in the Winkler cemetery.

Surviving are the wife, five daughters: Mrs. Vivian Stuart and Mrs. Ernestine Mitchell, both of Dallas; Miss Lillian Bigham, White Sands Proving Ground; Mrs. Beth Lou Ellis, Houston and Mrs. Cary Lee Harris, Brownfield; three sons, T. T. Bigham; Sam and Billy Bigham, Dallas; a brother Braxton Braun, Winkler; a sister, Mrs. Lee Knight, Conlan.

Pallbearers were Oscar J. Ingram, Jack Murphy, Bill Brown, Wayn Pillans, Jack Pillans and Clyde Walker.

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Lucy Ellen (Jackson) Calhoun
Dec 9, 1859 - Oct 1, 1955

Mrs. Lucy Calhoun Services Monday

Mrs. Lucy Calhoun, 95, long-time Dawson resident, stepmother of John C. Calhoun of Corsicana died in a Dallas hospital Saturday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Dawson. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Born December 9, 1859, in Alabama, Mrs. Calhoun came to Rusk county, Texas, early in life, was a Baptist since early childhood, and was active in the church until her health failed. She was married to the late J. D. Calhoun at Dawson in 1925.

Surviving are her step-son; step-daughter, Mrs. John C. Wood, Dallas; six nieces, Mrs. W. H. Collier, Dallas; Mrs. Frank Dill, Corsicana; Mrs. W. J. Collins, Henderson; Mrs. Frankie McElroy and Mrs. Ross Jones, both of Teague; and Mrs. Maude Hudson, Waxahachie; a nephew, Fred Houston, Henderson, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Calvin Calhoun, James E. Calhoun, Clifton A. Pickering, Thomas M. George,111; W. C. Roberts and Chester Prater.

McCammon directed.

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Shelburn Anson Renfro
Aug 26, 1891 - Mar 15, 1939

FORMER RESIDENT OF DAWSON DIED IN NEW MEXICO

S. A. Renfro, about 45 years, formerly of Dawson, died early Monday at Roswell, N. M., after a short illness. The funeral will be held at Dawson, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment will be made. He moved to Roswell Jan. 1, 1939.

Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Pete and Dewey Renfro, both of Dawson, and Sam Renfro, Moody; a sister, Mrs. Erskine Taylor, Dawson, and other relatives. A brother-in-law, J. H. Grider, resides in Corsicana.

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Roderick Graham “Rod” Wilson
Jan 9, 1896 - Apr 14, 1936

Dawson Victim Of Heart Attack Buried

DAWSON, April 17.—Funeral services for Rod Graham Wilson, aged 40 years, who died at his home five miles south of town Tuesday with a a heart attack, were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Wilson had not been feeling well and slumped in a chair, dying a few minutes later.

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Betty (Hubbard) Black
Feb 15, 1896 - Feb 2, 1958

Mrs. Betty Black Expires Friday

Mrs. Betty Black Expires Friday

Mrs. Betty Black, 59, wife of William (Bill) Black, 1506 West Twelfth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Mrs. Black was born at Purdon, Feb. 15, 1899.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Leon Black, New Orleans, and Clarence Ray Black, Palestine; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. O. L. Belcher, Corsicana; Mrs. Julia Flanagan, Waco, and Mrs. J. H. Harrison, Coolidge; two brothers Ezra F. Hubbard, Dallas, and L. R. Hubbard, Tyler, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 15, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William “Bill” Black married Jan 7, 1924; d/o James H. Polk Hubbard & Rosana (Shuttlesworth) Hubbard

William “Bill” Black
Aug 22, 1893 - Apr 25, 1977

Bill Black

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Dawson Cemetery for William (Bill) Black, 83, of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Hale will officiate.

He was a native and life-long resident of Corsicana and a member of the Baptist church.

He is survived by two sons, Leon Black and Buddy Black, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and other relatives.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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Benjamin Luther “Ben” Hubbard
Jan 14, 1881 - Sep 25, 1940

Ben Hubbard Found Dead With Gun Near

Ben Hubbard, aged about 60 years was found dead at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hargis in the Navarro Mills community Wednesday night about 10:30 o’clock with a shotgun wound in the right side of the neck.

Judge Ben Carroll, Blooming Grove justice of the peace, conducted an inquest Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon returned a verdict of “death from shotgun wounds, self-inflicted,” he reported, Judge Carrol, Sheriff Cap Curington and Seton T. Holsey, assistant criminal district attorney, conducted an investigation.

The officers reported that a mattress had been placed on the front porch and Mr. Hargis’ gun was used. The body was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Hargis when they returned to their home after visiting neighbors Wednesday night, officers said, and no intimation of foul play was discovered. No note was found, it was said.

The deceased was employed by Mr. Hargis and was alone at the time of the tragedy.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Dawson with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. Funeral rites were directed by the Wolfe and Dobson funeral home of Dawson.

A brother, Early Hubbard of Brushy Prairie, and other relatives survive.

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James H. Polk Hubbard
Mar 28, 1845 - Aug 25, 1925

Aged Man Died Here Sunday Morning

J. H. Hubbard aged seventy-nine years, died yesterday morning at the home of his son-in-law, O. L. Belcher, 608 South Twentieth Street, and the remains were interred at Dawson this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The deceased is survived by his wife and these children: Mrs. J. H. Harrison, Wortham; Mrs. W. L. Flanigan, Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Will Black and Mrs. O. L. Belcher, Corsicana; E. R. Hubbard, Purdon; J. M. Hubbard, Jacksonville; L. R. Hubbard, E. F. Hubbard and W. F. Hubbard, of Corsicana, and B. L. Hubbard of Purdon.

The deceased formerly lived at Dawson, and his funeral there today was largely attended.

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William Thomas Hubbard
Feb 13, 1883 - Jan 24, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR DAWSON RESIDENT

Funeral services for W. T. Hubbard, who died at his home near Dawson about 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon from the First Baptist church at Dawson. He had been ill for several weeks.

The deceased is survived by his widow, one son, Leo of Dawson, a grandson; his mother, Mrs. J. H. Hubbard of Corsicana; three brothers, E. R. of Dawson, L. R. of Tyler, and E. F. of Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Harrison, Coolidge, Mrs. W. L. Flanigan of Waco, Mrs. Betty Black and Mrs. O. L. Belcher of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Rosana “Rosie” (Shuttlesworth) Hubbard
Apr 30, 1860 - May 31, 1945

MRS. ROSIE HUBBARD DIED ON THURSDAY; RITES HELD FRIDAY

Mrs. Rosie Hubbard, aged 85 years, native of Alabama, but long-time Navarro county resident, died Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Valsy Belcher, State Home road, following a several months illness.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, E. F. Hubbard, Dawson; L. R. Hubbard, Tyler; and E. R. Hubbard, Purdon; four daughters, Mrs. Mandy Harrison, Coolidge; Mrs. Julia Flanagan, Waco; Mrs. Betty Black and Mrs. Belcher, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Sula L. “Sully” Hubbard
Jun 1, 1887 - Oct 24, 1945

Mrs. Early Hubbard Died Wednesday In Local Hospital

Mrs. Early Hubbard, aged 58 years, of Navarro Mills, died in a Corsicana hospital Wednesday.

Funeral services were held from the Dawson Baptist church Thursday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Survivors are her husband and two children.

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William Alonzo Conner
Mar 17, 1877  -  Sep 15, 1950
 
Dawson Services For W. A. Conner
 
W. A. Conner, 73, long time Dawson merchant and political leader, died at his home Friday afternoon following a heart attack.
 
Conner, prominent in county Republican circles, was a member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge and the Lions Club.
 
Funeral services are scheduled from the home in Dawson Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Wolf Funeral Home is in charge.
 
Surviving are the wife of Dawson;  three sons, Harry of Dawson, Robert and Earl, both of Fort Worth and other relatives.
 
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Fred Bell “Freddie” Matthews
Sep 23, 1894  -  Mar 29, 1936
 
Well-Known Dawson Citizen Is Buried
 
Fred Matthews, well known citizen of Dawson, died in a Waco hospital during the week end.  The funeral services were held at Dawson Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
 
Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse was one of the pallbearers.
 
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Navarro Mills
 
NAVARRO MILLS, April 2.—(Spl.)—Several from this community attended the funeral of Mr. Fred Matthews in Dawson Monday.  Mr. Matthews was well known and well liked here and his friends sincerely regret  his sudden passing.
 
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James Leonidas “Lon” Bell
1873 - Oct 28, 1936 
 
Long Time Resident Dawson Dead;  Funeral Services on Friday
 
J. L. (Lon) Bell, age 64 years long time resident of the Dawson community, died at his home there Wednesday night.  Funeral service will be held from the First Methodist church at Dawson Friday afternoond at 2 o’clock.  Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.
 
Surviving are his wife and nine children, Mrs. Otis Mash, Dawson;  Mrs. W. H. Ainsworth, Houston;  Overton Bell, Dawson;  Mrs. Mary Chatman, Kilgore;  Mrs. Georgia Jones, Houston;  Misses Dorothy Bell, Madine Bell and Louise Bell, Dawson and Mrs. Vida Perkins, Tulsa Oklahoma.
 
Mr. Bell was a prominent farmer and was well known in the western section of the county.
 
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Mandy Rose (Hubbard) Harrison
Jul 18, 1878  -  Jun 18, 1962
 
Mrs. Harrison Rites Monday
 
Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Harrison, 83, of Coolidge, who died Saturday afternoon, were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the first Baptist church in Coolidge with burial in the Dawson cemetery, Rev. M. L. Rhodes and Rev. Gerald Williamson conducted the rites.
 
A native of Mississippi, she spent most of her life in Hill and Limestone counties.  She was a Baptist.
 
Surviving are her husband of Coolidge, four daughters, five sons, 31, grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.
 
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Julia Ann (Hubbard) Flanagan-Tunstall
Dec 29, 1893 - Jun 27, 1974
 
Mrs. Tunstall
 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dawson cemetery for Mrs. Julia Hubbard Tunstall, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday morning in Memorial Hospital.
 
Rev. Sam R. Cluck will officiate.  Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
 
She was a native of Mount Calm and had lived in Corsicana for four years.   She was a member of the Baptist church.
 
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. L. E. Tye of Hubbard;  two sons, Jack Flanagan of San Jose, Calif. And Billy R. Flanagan of Palas Verdes, Calif.;  eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, a brother, Ezra Hubbard of Blooming Grove;  a sister, Mrs. Valsey Belcher of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.
 
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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Thursday, June 27, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William L. “Willie” Flanagan, Sr.  married Oct. 31, 1915  2nd husband unknown Tunstall;  d/o James H. Polk Hubbard & Rosanna “Rosie” (Shuttlesworth) Hubbard

Connie Evert Holt
Dec 1, 1894 - May 22, 1936

World War Veteran Buried at Dawson

Funeral services for Connie Holt, World War veteran, former resident of Dawson, who died at Kerrville Wednesday, were held at 3 o’clock, friends here were advised Friday.

Surviving are his wife, one child and a number of other relatives.

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Grace Lawrence (Garner) Holt
Sep 24, 1903 - Sep 8, 1937

Dawson Woman Was Buried on Thursday

DAWSON, Sep. 10.—(AP)—Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Holt, who died Wednesday morning were held Thursday, with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Gene Holt, and her mother, Mrs. Jess Dickson. Mrs. Hold had been in ill health for a number of years.

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Martha “Mattie” (Isbell) Horger
Jan 28, 1858 - Feb 17, 1936

Mrs. W. F. Horger Severely Burned At Her Home Thursday

Mrs. W. F. Horger, 918 North Beaton street, is in the Navarro Clinic suffering severe burns about the legs and back, although her condition is not regarded as critical.

Mrs. Horger’s clothing was reported to have been ignited while standing in front of a stove at the family home Thursday afternoon about 3 o’clock. She was admitted to the clinic late Thursday afternoon.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. HORGER ARE HELD TUESDAY

The last rites for Mrs. W. F. Horger, 78, who died at the Navarro Clinic Monday morning as a result of burns received at the family home recently, were held at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Corley Funeral chapel, with Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church and Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. W. F. Horger; two brothers, W. J. Seelig, Corsicana, and Sam Isbell, DeRidder, La., and several nieces and nephews.

Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 45 years.

Arrangements for the funeral were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 18, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Franklin Horger, Dr. married Mar. 17, 1881; d/o Samuel B. Isbell & Julia (Trotti) Isbell-Seelig

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MRS. W. F. HORGER DIED EARLY MONDAY AS RESULT BURNS

Mrs. W. F. Horger, 78 years old, died at the Navarro Clinic at 4 o’clock Monday morning as a result of burns received at the family residence on North Beaton street two weeks ago, and funeral services are planned for 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, at the North Corsicana Methodist church, Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. W. F. Horger; two brothers, w. J. Seelig, Corsicana and Sam Isbell, DeRidder, La., and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Corley funeral directors will have charge of the arrangements.

The deceased received severe burns when her clothing ignited as she was standing near a stove about two weeks ago. She was taken to the clinic where first aid treatment was administered and she was given further treatment.

She had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 45 years.

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Henry Bascom Wilson
Aug 13, 1859 - Mar 2, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE SUNDAY FOR H. B. WILSON

H. B. Wilson, aged 86 years, long-time Corsicana, resident, developer of a sub-division here a number of years ago, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday night. Wilson recently fell, fracturing an arm.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Carl Wilson, Houston; a brother, E. T. Wilson, Corsicana; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. E. Metcalf, J. H. Dunton, Robert Hayton, Judge A. P. Mays, Dr. T. O. Wills and Dr. Hubert B. Love.

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Edward Tatum Wilson
Oct 23, 1862 - Jun 18, 1948

E. T. WILSON RITES ARE CONDUCTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for E. T. Wilson, aged 86 years, who died at his home, 925 North Thirteenth street Friday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, of which Wilson had been a long-time member.

Wilson came to Corsicana 50 years ago from Kaufman and was the first rural route carrier out of the Corsicana postoffice.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Dunton, Corsicana; Mrs. Robert E. Layton, Tyler, and Mrs. Porter Spikes, Riverside, Calif.; three sons, O. E. And W. P. Wilson both of Corsicana, and E. V. Wilson, Port Arthur; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert E. Layton, Jr., Joe E. Wilson, J. P. Burleson, Earl B. Wilson, Jr., Carson Wilson and Van Wilson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 21, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (first rural route mail carrier of Corsicana postoffice); h/o Dora (Porter) Wilson married Feb. 3, 1884 s/o Sanford Tatum Wilson & Henritta Ann (Trotti) Horger-Wilson

Andrew Kinseiman “Andy” Seagraves
Nov 26, 1860 - Jun 3, 1936

A. K. SEAGRAVES DIED WEDNESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

A. K. (Andy) Seagraves aged about 80 years, retired employe of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, and long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. hospital Wednesday night. The funeral was held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. f. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mr. Seagraves was stricken with a heart attack last week.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sam B. Raitman, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. J. D. Spicer, Dallas, and Mrs. R. K. Cunningham, Plainview, two grandchildren, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pat Loggins, C. E. Still. W. N. Norris, J. H. Scroggins, W. C. Ralston, Will Pugh, W. B. Baker and A. P. Young.

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RETIRED EMPLOYE MAGNOLIA COMPANY PASSED AWAY HERE

A. K. (Andy) Seagraves, retired employee of the Magnolia Petroleum company and long-time resident of Corsicana died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night. He had been in failing health for some time, but confined to his bed only two weeks.

The funeral was held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday at 5:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Seagraves has been a member of the Methodist church for many years. The rites were conducted by the Reverand T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church assisted by Reverand J. F. Adams pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sam B. Raitman, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. J. D. Spicer, Dallas; Mrs. R. K. Cunningham, Plainview; two grandchildren, Janet Spicer, Dallas and George Evans of Corsicana; five nieces, Mrs. Emma Wilson, Fort Worth; Mrs. Mabel Morgan, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Auta Bennett, Pecos, and Mrs. M. K. Hunter, Palestine; two nephews, C. F. Seagraves, Hugoton, Kansas and O. R. Seagraves, Houston.

Active pallbearers were; P. H. Loggins, C. E. Still, W. N. Norris, J. H. Scroggins, W. C. Ralston, W. E. Pugh, W. B. Baker and J. M. Pugh. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Mr. Seagraves was born in Giles County, Tenn., Nov. 28, 1856. When quite young he moved to Texas, settling in Ellis county, later moving to Corsicana. He was married to Miss Annie Elizabeth Roe of Waxahachie who preceded him in death 30 years. In 1897, Mr. Seagraves began working for J. S. Cullinan Pipe Line Co, which later became the Magnolia Petroleum company, continuing in their service 40 years. He was considered one of their most loyal employees, no task was ever too great for “Andy” to perform.

Out of town relatives attending the rites were: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Spicer and Janet Spicer, Dallas, Mrs. M. K. Hunter, Palestine, Mrs. E. W. Oliver, Mrs. Gertrude Putman and Mrs. Lloyd Green of Fort Worth, Mrs. A. M. Fowler, Mansfield, Mrs. Howard Kelley, Mrs. Allen Roe, Sr., and Mrs. E. T. Roe of Waxahachie, Mrs. C. F. Seagraves and Jack Seagraves of Hugoton, Kan.

CONTRIBUTED.

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Laura Catherine (Roe) Seagraves
Aug 17, 1869 - Jun 28, 1957

Mrs. Seagraves Services Tuesday

Mrs. Laura Seagraves died in California during the weekend.

The body arrived in Dallas by plane and graveside rites are planned at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Local arrangements were conducted by Griffin Funeral Home.

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Charles Frank Seagraves
Feb 18, 1889 - Nov 2, 1946

CHARLES SEAGRAVES FUNERAL HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Charles Seagraves, who died in Hugoton, Kan. Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church. An earlier service was held at Hugoton Saturday morning.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. James E. Seagraves, Hugoton; a son, Jack; a granddaughter, a sister, Mrs. Mable Bravo, California, and a brother, Odie Seagraves, Dallas, and other relatives.

Seagraves was reared in Corsicana.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Odie Richard Seagraves
Nov 1, 1886 - Jan 19, 1970

Odie Seagraves Falls to Death From Hotel

DALLAS (AP)—Odie R. Seagraves, 84, one of the last oil pioneers in Texas, plunged to his death today from the eighth floor of a hotel.

Ed Bowman, manager of the Southland Hotel, said Seagraves had asked for a room “as high up as possible.” The eighth floor is the highest in the downtown hotel.

Seagraves, who helped found Texas Gulf Sulphur and United Gas Co., settled a $400,000 federal tax suit last year.

Seagraves was born in Corsicana and once controlled oil and gas properties valued at $10 billion.

“His career was a constant up and down from rags to millions and back again,” said oil historian James A. Clark of Houston.

Seagraves who lived on a ranch near Hunt, in the Kerrville area, spent most of his life in Houston and Galveston.

He began working for Texas Pipeline Co. after completing the eighth grade. Seagraves later met W. L. Moody 111, with whom he founded Moody-Seagraves Co.

Seagraves was charged with theft of secret Gulf Oil Corp. maps in 1956 and about the same time he faced a tax suit of more than $40,000. He was convicted of the theft in Pittsburg and was fined $5,000. Seagraves later appealed and the case was dropped by the prosecution.

Assets of United Gas Co. climbed to $98.4 million shortly after Seagraves helped organize the firm.

Seagraves was “the most colorful single individual in the field of promotion in the history of this country,” Clark said.

Investigators said Seagraves left a note at the hotel which said, in part, “there is no way out.”

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Viola (Seagraves) Spicer
May 24, 1892 - Mar 10, 1973

Mrs. Spicer

Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. Viola Seagraves Spicer, 80, native of Corsicana and resident of Dallas for the past 50 years, who died Saturday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Dr. E. C. Rowand will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet, of Dallas and a niece, Mrs. George Evans of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar. 11, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Douglas “Joe” Spicer; d/o Andrew Kinseiman “Andy” Seagraves & Annie Elizabeth (Roe) Seagraves

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Mrs. Spicer

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. Viola Seagraves Spicer, 80, native of Corsicana and resident of Dallas who died Saturday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Dr. E. C. Rowand was to officiate.

Survivors include a daughter and a niece.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Heifner
B&D Oct 27, 1936

INFANT DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; RITES WEDNESDAY

The infant daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Heifner at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, died at 7 o’clock last night, and funeral services and interment were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Heifner and Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Norris, and one sister, Marjorie Nell Heifner, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Ernest Jackson Smith
Oct 18, 1901 - Nov 26, 1936

ERNEST J. SMITH INSTANTLY KILLED AUTOMOBILE CRASH

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 4 O’CLOCK

Ernest J. Smith, aged 32 years was instantly killed Thursday morning at 1:15 o’clock in an automobile accident at the intersection of North Beaton street and Third avenue. His death is the twenty-second auto fatality in Navarro county this year.

The automobile in which Smith and his wife were riding figured in an accident involving the State Home bus. The bus was reported bringing the State Home High School football team home from McKinney where it played the McKinney High School Lions Wednesday night. No one else was reported injured in the crash.

Smith resided in Oklahoma prior to moving to Corsicana four years ago.

Funeral services will be held from the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Ballew, 918 West Fifth avenue, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a step-daughter, Billie Lou Gunlock, both of Corsicana; father, W. R. Smith, Seminole, Okla.; two brothers, Buster Smith and Willard Smith, both of Midland, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Smith and Mrs. Alta Furrou, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Pallbearers will be D. R. Tyree, Dallas; Tommie Hicks, Tyler; Louis White, Bell White, Jr., Walter Earl Parker and T. B. White.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Ernest J. Smith, aged 32 years, who was instantly killed in an automobile accident Thursday morning at 1:15 o’clock at the intersection of North Beaton street and Third avenue, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from 918 West Fifth avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church and Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Prior to moving to Corsicana four years ago, Mr. Smith resided in Oklahoma.

The automobile in which Smith and his wife were riding figured in an accident involving the State Home bus. The bus was reported bringing the State Home football team home from McKinney where it played the McKinney High Lions Wednesday night. No one else was injured in the crash.

Surviving are his wife, a step-daughter, Billie Lou Gunlock, both of Corsicana; father, W. R. Smith, Seminole, Okla.; two brothers, Buster Smith and Willard Smith both of Midland Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Smith and Mrs. Alta Furrow, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Pallbearers were D. R. Tyree, Dallas; Tommie Hicks, Tyler; Louis White, Bell White, Jr., Walter Earl Parker, and T. B. White.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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William Benjamin Grantham
Jan 9, 1861 - Mar 10, 1949

Wm. B. Grantham Funeral Rites Held On Friday

Funeral services for William Benjamin Grantham, aged 88 years, former officer and life-long resident of Navarro county, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailery, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which he was a long-time member.

Grantham died at the Hilliard’s Twilight Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, where he had reside for several years.

Born January 9, 1861, several miles southwest of Corsicana, he served several terms as constable here shortly after the turn of the century and again was constable two terms in the middle 1930’s.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Beauchamp; a son, W. F. Grantham; a sister, Mrs. E. C. Huckabee, all of Corsicana; three brothers, John and Nathan Grantham, both of McGregor and Luther Grantham, Booneville, Ark.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dock Bryant, Charlie Keathley, Walter Hayes, Cap Curington, Maise Sloan and Rufus Pevehouse.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar. 11, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Belle (Spickard) Grantham buried in Campbell Elrod cemetery; s/o Harvey Richard Grantham & Mary (Bryant) Grantham

Franklin Mark Kelley
Apr 18, 1934 - Mar 18, 1936

LITTLE CHILD WAS BURIED ON THURSDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Franklin Mark Kelly, age two years, who died at the family home 1404 West Eleventh avenue Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, were held from the residence at 10 o’clock Thursday morning. The rites were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kelly; three brothers, Paulie Kelly, Arthur Ray Kelly, Billy Kelly, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Miss Ernie Mae Kelly, Cloverton; Mrs. Vesta Lee Fitzgerald, Corsicana; Enola Kelly and Maxine Kelly, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 19, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Claude Kelley & Mary Elizabeth “Lizzy” (Barton) Kelley
  • Mark F. Kelly is: (his monument has Kelly but his parents are listed as Kelley)

Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Barton) Kelley
Apr 16, 1895 - Nov 11, 1952

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Kelley

Mrs. Claude Kelley, 57, died Tuesday afternoon at the family home, 821 South Twenty-Eighth street, following an illness of several years.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Claude Kelley, Corsicana; three sons, Paul Kelley, Houston; Arthur Ray Kelley, Cleburne, and Billy Kelly, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Verna May Cowley and Mrs. Sue Kennedy, both of Covington; Mrs. A. B. Fitzgerald and Mrs. J. W. Jackson, both of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Noel, Houston; two brothers, Lee Barton, Houston and Harm Barton, Vernon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roland Sherrod, W. W. Green, Gilbert Sutherlin, James S. Nutt, Benny Waters and E. T. Deen.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov. 12, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Claude Kelley; d/o David Turner Barton & Rosiline Fredonia (Stanley) Barton buried in Oakwood cemetery (her son Franklin Mark Kelley’s monument says Kelly)

Mary Mollie (Dupuw/Meineke) Zube
Mar 26, 1889 - Sep 17, 1960

Mrs. Zube Dies Early Saturday

Mrs. Mollie Zube, 71, long -time resident of Corsicana, died early Saturday at her residence, 1401 West Twelfth avenue.

Funeral services are scheduled Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church, will conduct the final rites. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Zube was a native of Harris county, but had resided the past 19 years in Corsicana.

Survivors include three sons, John L. and Robert T. Zube, both of Jasper, and Charlie R. Zube, Alexandria, La.; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Whitfield, Mrs. Ruth Norwood and Mrs. Dora Lee Stellman, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Annie Mae Shelton, Duncanville; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Nephews are pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 17, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Elbert Albert Zube d/o T. Meineke and Martha (unk) Meineke per Martha’s death certificate (Mollie Zube‘s death certificate says Minike and all of Mollie’s children say Mary Mollie Dupuw ?—her mother is buried in Pursley cemetery and her death certificate and obit say Meineke)

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Sunday Rites For Mrs. Zube

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Zube, 71, who died at her home, 1401 West Twelfth avenue early Saturday, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by rev. G. P. Allen, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Harris county, Mrs. Zube had resided in Corsicana 19 years.

Surviving are three sons, John L. and Robert T. Zube, both of Jasper, and Charlie R. Zube, Alexandria, La.; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Whitfield, Mrs. Ruth Norwood and Mrs. Dora Lee Steelman, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Annie Mae Shelton, Duncanville; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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John Mack Dickson, Sr.
1901 - Nov 6, 1936

JOHN M. DICKSON, FORMER CORSICANA, DIED TYLER FRIDAY

John Mack Dickson, age 35 years, died in Tyler Friday afternoon following a short illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2:30. The rites were conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. Dickson was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Tyler for the past three years where he was engaged in the electrical business.

Surviving are his wife, a son, John Mack, Jr., four brothers, Graham Dickson, Corsicana; Harry Dickson, Tyler; Joe Dickson, Dallas; Louis Dickson, Austin; a sister, Mrs. H. E. Anderson, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. F. Patterson, Earl Presley, Bud Holloway, T. B. Porter, David Pope and Howard Shrivers.

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Artie Mae (Franks) Dickson
Oct 28, 1901 - Feb 19, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. DICKSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Artie Mae Dickson, aged 35 years, who died at 1509 West Twelfth avenue Friday were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, John Mack Dickson, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. T. P. Shivers, Mrs. W. M. Archer and Mrs. R. L. Holloway, all of Corsicana; and six brothers, J. C. Franks, Rice; Martin Franks and Roy Franks, both of Wichita Falls; A. V. Franks, Houston; Ray Franks, Bryan, and B. O. Franks, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Eugene Coy Sr.
Feb 8, 1917 - Sep 3, 2010

Eugene Coy Sr. departed this life Sept. 3, 2010 at Texas Health Resources. He was born Feb. 8, 1917 in Chatfield, Texas to Ruth Cooksey and Jeff Coy.
He grew up in Kaufman, where he attended Pyle School and united with the Mount Arie Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. While at Mount Arie, he served as deacon, chairman of the deacon board, Sunday School superintendent, choir member (known for his deep, bass voice) and the finance committee. He was faithful until his death.

Eugene married his high school sweetheart Emma Will Glenn on June 20, 1940. He and his wife celebrated 70 years of marriage on June 20, 2010.
Eugene's occupation was dry cleaner. He did this for 40 years. He owned and operated Coy's Cleaners for 18 years before selling the business in 1993. He has also been a member of the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club, and the planning and zoning board in Kaufman. Eugene Coy Day was proclaimed Feb. 11, 1996. He was recognized for his dedication, contributions and commitment to the people of the city of Kaufman and his church. Eugene loved his family, friends, and church, always giving thanks and praise for what the Lord had done.

He leaves to cherish his loving wife, Emma Will Coy; six children, James Coy and wife Carrie, and Eugene Coy Jr. and wife Inene, both of Dallas, Glenn Coy Sr. and wife Carolyn of Kaufman, Beverly Bernard of Austin, Martin Coy and Jacqueline Coy, both of Kaufman; one sister, Gearlie Mae Carter of Ferris; 30 grandchildren; great- and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10 at the Mount Arie Missionary Baptist Church.
A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Country Bible Church in Kaufman, with interment following at the Kaufman Cemetery.

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Johnnie Kathrine (Ray) Ellington
Feb 24, 1949 - Jan 26, 2018

Johnnie Kathrine Ellington was born February 24, 1949 to Webb and Cecil Mae Ray. She was the second oldest of three children. Preceding her in death were her parents and her younger sister CJ Whitacre.

Kathy married Pat Ellington in June of 1969. They moved to Georgetown, Texas in 1974.

Kathy retired from State Farm Insurance Company in 2015 after 44 and a half years leaving many good friends behind.

Kathy lost her battle with cancer on January 26, 2018.

To cherish her memory, Kathy leaves behind her husband Pat; son Scott and wife Theresa; son Chris and wife Lauren; brother Uyless Ray and wife Shirley; grandchildren Owen, Beau, Lucy and Crew, brother-in-law Pete Ellington and wife Cathy; sister-in-law Jeannie McCarty, mother-in-law Mariella Ellington plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends.

A visitation will be held Thursday, February 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Gabriel’s Funeral Home, 393 N IH-35, Georgetown, TX. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 2 at the United Methodist Church in Chatfield, TX, Rev. Kevin Diggs presiding, with a luncheon for family and friends to follow at the Chatfield Community Center.

The family wishes to express our gratitude to the wonderful and caring folks at Texas Oncology with special thanks to Kate Thompson for going that extra step for us so many times. In addition we would like to thank the folks at M D Anderson and Silverado Hospice for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chatfield United Methodist Church, Texas Oncology, MD Anderson, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, or ASPCA as Kathy was passionate about animals.

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Barbara (Sheppard) Allen
abt 1937 - Apr 23, 2018

Barbara Allen age 81, of Malakoff, TX passed away on April 23, 2018 in Malakoff.
Barbara was born in Frost, TX to Farris and Ila Sheppard.
She was a seamstress and returned to college later and received her degree in horticulture.
Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Allen, parents, Farris and Ila Sheppard, and daughter, Katrina Martinez.
She is survived by her daughters, Renee McClintock and husband Mike, Linda Hammond & husband Stanley, Annita Cearley & husband Elliot, son, Farris Conditt, son-in-law, Joe Martinez, sister Jeannie Atkinson, grandchildren, Brandy Wilcox & husband Terry, Cody Smith & wife Deanna, Misty Salazar, JJ Martinez & wife Danielle, Sadie Conditt, Ariel Conway & husband Tucker, Kirk Clendening & wife Kesha, step-mother, Elaine Sheppard, niece, Vicki Long & husband Robert, great niece, Sarah Long, great nephew, Sam Long. Her beautiful legacy continues to live on with 13 great grandchildren Hunter & Haylie Wilcox, Skylar & Makenna Smith, Jayden, Caden, & Bell Martinez, Trey & Aubrey Salazar, Konlie & Kambry Clendening, Kenslie Hazelip, and Mason Conway.
The family will receive visitors 2:00 PM Friday, April 27 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, TX. Memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM with Bro. Lavelle Latham officiating.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Hospice Plus or the charity of your choice.
Published on April 25, 2018

Lendon Lee
Oct 5, 1915 - Oct 6, 1936

Injuries Received In Gin Accident Are Fatal Streetman Man

Leonard Lee, aged 21 years, employee of the Grizzard Gin Company at Streetman, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night at 11 o’clock from injuries sustained Sep. 26 when he received head injuries while at work at the gin. Lee was struck by a round bale press.

Funeral arrangements were not known here.

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Winston Ariel Lancaster
Nov 12, 1890 - Jan 14, 1973

W. A. LANCASTER

DAWSON—Funeral services were held Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Dawson for W. A. Lancaster, 82, who died Sunday morning in Hubbard Hospital.

Rev. Bernard W. Stein and Rev. Burt Gillis officiated, and burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

He was a retired barber and had been a resident of Dawson more than 58 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Danford of Dawson, Mrs. Ruth Turner of Bryan, and Mrs. Audrey Holt of Pasadena; two sisters, Miss Lula Lancaster and Mrs. Millie Fleming, both of Waco; four brothers, Ed Lancaster, William Lancaster, and Eulen Lancaster, all of Waco, and Rufus Lancaster of Mt. Calm; two granddaughters and one grea-granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Billy Gene Cannon, Dan Griffin, Marshall Howard, W. J. Moore, A. B. Graham and Wayne Allard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan. 19, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Emma (Sims) Lancaster s/o Franklin Lee Lancaster and Mary Cordelia (Vanderford) Lancaster buried in Mt. Antioch cemetery, Mt. Calm, Tx.

Eugenia Capitolia “Cappie” (Cockrill) Wright
Jul 29, 1861 - Oct 28, 1936

Aged Resident Of Dawson Community Died Suddenly

DAWSON, Oct. 30.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Jim Wright, aged 75 years, died suddenly at her home north of Dawson Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. She had been in ill health for some time.

Surviving are her husband, several grown children and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

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Ruby Alice (Davis) Grayson
Apr 15, 1887 - Mar 31, 1975

Mrs. Grayson

Services will be held in Richardson Tuesday for Mrs. L. G. (Alice) Grayson, former resident of Streetman and resident of Richardson, who died at 4 a. m. Monday at her home. Burial will be at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. (additional information was unavailable at presstime).

Arrangements are with Restland Funeral Home in Richardson.

Survivors include a son, L. G. Grayson, Jr. of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Tommy Magner of Richardson, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Grayson

RICHARDSON -- Services were held today for Mrs. L. G. (Alice) Grayson, former resident of Streetman and resident of Richardson. Graveside services were at Birdston cemetery in Streetman under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, L. G. Grayson, Jr. of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Tommy Magner of Richardson; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

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John King Hawthorn
Feb 2, 1877 - Nov 26, 1936

PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY FARMER AND CIVIC LEADER DIES

J. K. HAWTHORN WILL BE BURIED AT BIRDSTON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

J. K. Hawthorn, aged about 57 years, farmer of Streetman, one of the most prominent civic and religious leaders of Navarro county, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 2:30 o’clock. He had been in ill health for some time, but his condition did not become serious until a few days ago.

Mr. Hawthorn was president of the Streetman school board, a member of the Navarro County Red Cross executive council, chairman of the Navarro county farm council, and a deacon and Sunday school teacher in the Baptist church. He always was found on the progressive side of any question and gave unstintedly of his time and means toward any worthwhile movement.

Surviving are his wife and three brothers, Ashlay Hawthorn, Richard Hawthorn and Charley Hawthorn, all of Streetman, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church at Streetman, with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Day, Baptist minister of Waxahachie, assisted by Rev. J. L. Shaddix, pastor of the Streetman Baptist church, and Rev. E. L. Jones.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. K. HAWTHORN HELD AT STREETMAN

Funeral services for J. K. Hawthorn, aged 59 years, farmer of Streetman and one of the prominent leaders in civic and religious circles of Navarro county for years, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 2:30 o’clock, were held from the Streetman Baptist church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Birdston cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Day, Waxahachie Baptist minister; Rev. J. L. Shaddix, pastor of the Streetman church, and Rev. E. L. Jones, Baptist minister.

Mr. Hawthorn was president of the Streetman school board, member of the Navarro County Red Cross executive council, member of the Navarro county farm council, and a deacon and Sunday school teacher in the Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and three brothers, Ashlay Hawthorn, Richard Hawthorn and Charley Hawthorn, all of Streetman.

Pallbearers were Rufus Bounds, Owen Lewis, Thomas Sherrard, John Bonner, Tom Shields, Hugh Burleson, Homer Gilbert, Owen Cheney, and Raymond Grayson.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Streetman school board and friends of the family.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Rose Lee Price
Feb 28, 1936 - Oct 19, 1936

BABY DAUGHTER OF HUBBARD COUPLE IS BURIED ZION’S REST

Funeral services for Rose Lee Price, eight-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Price of Hubbard who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night at 7:30 o’clock, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from 718 East Tenth avenue with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Burgess.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers Wilmer Ruth Price and Jimmie Lee Price, all of Hubbard; a grandmother, Mrs. Beulah Price, Corsicana and a grandfather, Dave Reed, California.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 20, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Edward Alfred “Ed” Price and Dovie Beatrice (Reed) Price buried in Cobb Cemetery, Thornton, Texas (granddaughter of George Lee Price and Bula (Dunn) Price buried in Zion’s Rest)

Robert Lynn Ludwig
Apr 16, 1962 - Aug 3, 2018

Robert Lynn Ludwig, 56 of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. He was born April 16, 1962 in Houston to Raymond Kenneth Ludwig and Jerry Louise Pitts Ludwig and grew up in Pasadena. Rob attended Jenson Elementary School, Miller Intermediate and South Houston High School. After graduation he attended San Jacinto College and graduated from the University of Houston in Clear Lake.
He worked for several newspapers including the Pasadena Citizen, Brazos Port Facts and as editor at the Corsicana Daily Sun. However, he loved to work at Corsicana Independent School District in the communications department. He could be seen at school event taking pictures for the school district. He enjoyed working with the teachers, parents and especially the kids. Rob was a photographer and kept sport statistics. He enjoyed talking with people and would walk several miles a day around his home in the neighborhood. His pets were important to him and he enjoyed taking care of them.
Rob was a history enthusiast and could tell you anything you needed to know about World War II, especially Rommel.
He is Survived by his sisters Claire Ludwig and Susan Mehner and her husband John; niece Angela White and husband Philip; nephew Carl Mehner and wife Amber; great niece Caitlin; step-daughter Rachel Washburn and grandsons Cade Banks and Jack Banks.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorials be made to the CISD Clothing Support/Shoe's that Rob donated to himself because of the need he saw and the Corsicana Education Foundation to help educators or the Humane Society of Navarro County.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Simon Adrian Ramirez
Jun 20, 1942 - Aug 6, 2018

Simon Adrian Ramirez, 76, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 in Tyler.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Fort officiating. Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Maxine (Burleson) Foster
Apr 13, 1936 - Aug 7, 2018

Maxine Foster, 82, of Anna passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at her home. She was born April 13, 1936 in Richland, the daughter of Joshua George and Velma Irene (Barnhart) Burleson.
She married James D. Foster on Oct. 7, 1955 in Waco. He preceded her in death May 20, 2018. Maxine was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the VFW in Anna. She worked for Choate Mental Health as a payroll supervisor and matron at the Union County Sheriff's office. She won multiple trophies and awards in bowling and softball.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Foster; brother, J.D. Burleson and sister, Jane Yankee.
Maxine is survived by her son, Terry (Denice) Foster of Jonesboro; daughter, Debbie (Mike) McLane of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Gretchen and J.D. Emrick, William, Jefferey and Freda Foster, Christopher and Michaella McLane; great grandchildren, Matthew McLane, Connor McLane, Kylee Campbell and Claira McLane; special caregivers, Sherry Codner and Monica McIntosh; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Maxine Foster will be held at noon Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Randy Morgan officiating.
Interment will be held from in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Carol P. Foster Post #3455.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Anna

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Larry Douglas Hightower
Sep 5, 1955 - Aug 6, 2018

Larry Douglas Hightower, 62, of Corsicana passed away Monday morning, Aug. 6, 2018. He was born in Corsicana to Douglas Hightower and Edna Buckner Hightower Sept. 5, 1955. Larry worked as a carpenter at Corsicana Building Supply until they closed. After that he spent his time collecting antiques. He was a Civil War enthusiast and knew all you would want to know about the Civil War. He knew so much that people would sit down with him and ask questions and a recent doctor of his wanted to visit with him on the subject. He also enjoyed genealogy and spent a great deal of time researching the Hightower family and the Buckner family to a point.
He was preceded in death by his parents Douglas and Edna Hightower.
Larry is survived by his brother Ricky Hightower and wife Cindy; nephews Ricky Hightower Jr. and wife Angie, Jeremy Hightower, Jeffery Hightower and wife Stayce; niece Susan Hightower and James Smith and Ashley York and husband Charlie.
He is also survived by a special friend Shirley Keele and numerous cousins and extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at 4p.m. at Frost Cemetery with Jeffrey Hightower officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Hightower Jr., Jeremy Hightower, Jeffery Hightower, Charlie York Jr., James Smith and Ray Rogowicz.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Wanda Gail (Franklin) Betts-Layfield
Jul 13, 1971 - Jul 24, 2018

Wanda Gail Betts Layfield of Corsicana passed away at her home Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the age of 47. She was born to James Franklin and Lana Collins on July 13, 1971. Gail was a registered nurse for a number of years. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, horses and was an all around girly - girl.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lana Collins and James Franklin, husband Welton Betts Sr., daughter Lowanda Shantel Pauley and brother Russell Mattix Sr.
She is survived by her son Welton Betts Jr. (Scooter) and daughter Christian Joy Betts; grandson Riley Chelton Betts; nephew Russell Mattix Jr and her beloved Chihuahuas Bear and Sugar.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home,
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens with Rev. Ernest Betts officiating.
Interment to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery with Don Howard, Micah Abram, Brian Dockens, Matt Bruton, Gary Helm and Mark Dockens serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Booker T. Soders Jr.
Feb 24, 1938 - Jul 18, 2018

Booker T. Soders, Jr. 80, of Corsicana passed away July 18, 2019 [sic] Corsicana.
Visitataion will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at New Corner Stone Missionary Baptist Church located at 405 S. 15th St. Interment to follow at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens,
Pallbearers are Leonard Dempsey, Joy Clayton, Johnny Calhoun, Anthony Gray, Royce Vanibuls and Bernard Ellis.
Honorary pallbearers include Chester L. Soders, Victor E. Soders Jr., Vincent D, Soders, Venton D. Soders, McKinley Menefee and Barry Menefee.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Danny Ray Petty
Jan 19, 1955 - Oct 20, 2017

Danny Ray Petty, 62, of Athens, gained his heavenly wings and went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. He was born in Corsicana to Emmett Petty and Nettie Moseley Petty Jan. 19, 1955.

He graduated from Mildred High School in 1973 and went to work for Big Brown as a welder. In 1984, he went to work for Buck Johnston, where his passion for buying and selling cars began and later opened his own used car lot, Circle P Auto Sales.

In 2003, he married the love of his life, "Ms. Christie," as he called her. They moved to Murchison and purchased Ride and Drive Auto Sales. Danny became a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church and loved the Lord with all his heart. One of Danny's favorite passions was riding and training horses and also teaching others to ride. He dearly loved all his grandchildren and enjoyed teaching them life lessons, taking them on outdoor adventures and telling them wild tales.

He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Earl "Jelly" Petty; his mother, Nettie Sue Petty; brothers, James Wade and Harold Wayne Petty; daughter-in-law, Lelanie Petty; grandson, Gage Hayden Petty.

Danny is survived by his wife, Christie Petty of Athens; his children, Kevin Petty and wife Tracy, Wade Petty, Steve Petty, Jourdan Lathem and husband Thomas, Hayden Hargrave and wife Emily; siblings, Jeniece Stewart and husband Clyde, Alpha Earl Brewer and husband Ronnie, Jenny Garrett and husband Tom, JoAnn Carico and husband Joel; grandchildren, Zane, Tatum and Reagan Petty, Jake Petty, Carter, Cooper and Callahan Hayes, Harper, Kate and Lane Hargrave (and another on the way) along with many other extended family members and friends and his favorite horse, Willie and good dog Max.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral home in Athens.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at the Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens with Bro. Erick Graham officiating. Interment to follow at 3 p.m., at Eureka Cemetery near Mildred, under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

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Leonard Hayes Fuller, Jr.
Apr 24, 1930 - Nov 15, 2015

eonard Hayes Fuller, Jr., 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born in Crowder, Oklahoma on April 24, 1930 to Leonard Hayes Fuller and Mary Robinson Fuller.. Mr. Fuller graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1954 / Field Artillery Branch. He retired from the United States Army at the rank of Lt. Colonel after serving as an artillery officer with the 1st Armored Division, the 101st Airborne Division, and a battalion commander of the 9th Field Artillery. He was stationed at various posts throughout the United States and overseas in Thailand, Korea, VietNam and Europe.
After retiring from the military he moved back to Corsicana and spent the remainder of his life as a full-time father and husband. He was very active in the Corsicana Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a long-time member of the Family Service Association, he was one of the founding members of the Navarro Council of the Arts, and he was the main coordinator of the Navarro County Red Cross immediately following 9/11. Mr. Fuller may have retired early in his life, however he continued to serve the community of Navarro County for many years. During Wilson Griffin’s administration Mr. Fuller was inspirational in working with the library and Lone Star Gas Company to create what is now known as the Genealogy department of the Library and he also served at St. John’s Episcopal Church as Senior Warden and member of the Vestry. He lived a life of “service above self” in every way and above all honored the motto of his alma mater, “Duty, Honor, Country.”. Mr. Fuller was preceded in death by his parents and his younger sister, Mary Ann Fuller Holt.. Deeply loved by his family, he is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Seley Johnson Fuller; his son, Leonard Hayes Fuller, III and wife, Rosanne of Waco, Texas and grandchildren; Eric Alexander Fuller and wife, Brandy of Houston, Texas and Lillian Ann “Annie” Kicia and husband, Michael of Tampa, Florida. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter, Alexandria “Lex” Cates Fuller of Houston, Texas and his nephew, Oklahoma State Senator David Fuller Holt, and numerous cousins.. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.. A private graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Canon Ed Monk and The Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey officiating. A reception at the church will follow the service.. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church at 101 N. 14th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 (denote Leonard H. Fuller, Jr. in the memo) or the charity of choice..

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Helen (Felix) Jackson
Feb 17, 1947 - Aug 2, 2018

Helen Jackson 71 was born Feb. 17, 1947 to Henry and Azleer Felix in Corsicana. She entered in to eternal rest Aug. 2, 2018 at Country Meadows Nursing Home.

She received her education in the Dawson School System and worked for Adams Hat Factory.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Aldonia Williams and one brother and Elmer Felix.

She leaves to cherishes her memories two sisters, Gloria McHenry and Shirley Shaw and one brother Henry Felix. Along with a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

The family will hold visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 at Scott Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Frances Elaine (Coley) Gillespie
Oct 5, 1923 - Jun 27, 2018

Frances Elaine Coley Gillespie passed away June 27, 2018 at Sundance Memory Care in Cedar Park. She was born Oct. 5, 1923 in Frost, Texas to Theodore Coley and J Blanche (Brown) Coley.
Soon after graduation from Frost High School, Elaine moved to Corsicana. She attended Hill County Jr. College where she first met Campbell Gillespie, Jr. They married on August 14, 1954 and enjoyed 60 years together until his death on Jan. 31, 2015.
She worked at State National Bank until the birth of their daughter, starting her new career as mother, room mom and cook extraordinaire.
She loved reading, cooking, learning and travel. She learned to read in her grandfather's lap reading the newspaper which allowed her to start school early. Her love of learning and reading were expressed through her membership in two book clubs; Quintilian and Nineteenth Century, she was frequently in attendance at the Kinsloe House and community programs and participated in supper and bridge clubs as well.
Elaine traveled frequently with Campbell with a special love of England and Ireland, their around the world trip and an Alaskan cruise.
Elaine's cookbook collection from around the world filled a room! Her love of cooking was only overshadowed by the joy of grandchildren. Cookies were available on all visits! Even in her later years as Alzheimer's took her short term memories, Elaine loved to share a meal and dessert, feed the ducks and enjoy nature; the beauty of water, clouds and trees were often discussed. Her love of life leaves a legacy of the importance of family, food and fellowship. May we all live as fully.
The family wishes to thank Sundance Memory Care, Cedar Park, Amazing Angels, Angels at Home and Westminster Presbyterian Church for the extra support during Elaine's final years and our hometown for your current support and love.
She is survived by her children; Cynthia Gillespie Grant and husband Walter Dee Grant, Jr. and Campbell M. Gillespie, III and wife Mary. She leaves a wonderful legacy to her grandchildren; W. Dee Grant, III, Sean Grant, Elyssa Grant Bell, Abbey Gillespie, Shelby Gillespie and Jillian Gillespie and her three great grandchildren with multiple nieces and nephews.
Following a private burial the Memorial Service for Elaine will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Blewitt officiating. The family will have visitation following the service at the church's parlor.
Memorials may be made to Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery Association, Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer's Association.

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Billy Charles "BC" Barlow
Sep 9, 1927 - Aug 1, 2018

BC Barlow, 90 of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1927 in Wylie to Milton Barlow and Bessie Sikes Barlow. He loved spending time with the grandkids and other family members. He also enjoyed gardening and watching birds.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Florence Barlow, siblings, Barney Barlow, Fred Barlow, Lester Barlow, Curtis Barlow, Cortis Barlow and Maty Sawyer.
He is survived by his children, Janis Ware and husband Dale, Marjorie Gilland, Tony Barlow, Tim Barlow, Nancy Gober and husband Mark, Richard Barlow, Darrin Baker and wife Melinda and Kari Davis and husband Chad; 12 grandchildren along with numerous great grandchildren; great- great grandchildren and other family members.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m Sunday, Aug. 5. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Chaplin Stephen McElroy officiating.
Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Pond, Vince Williams, Stephen Gober, Blake Barlow, Ben Barlow and Sam Barlow.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Col. Lonnie S. "Budd" Beasley, Jr.
Jul 20, 1940 - Feb 22, 2018

Graveside services for Lonnie S. (Budd) Beasley Jr. Colonel, U.S. (Retired) with 30 years of service will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. COL Beasley passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Marian Beasley, and sister Becky Beasley Howard. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty Lou, (Radle) Beasley, two brothers, Ron Beasley and wife Ann of Milsap, Texas and Richard Beasley and wife Susan of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.
Budd was born July 20, 1940 in Corsicana. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches, Texas with a bachelor's degree. He entered the U.S. Army in 1963 and was commissioned in Armor and later entered flight school. He was a Master Army Aviator qualified in numerous helicopters. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit w/Oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with OLC, Meritorious Service Medal, Air medal w/V device, 36 Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal w/3OLC, three Meritorious unit awards, Vietnam service Medal, Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service medal, and several Vietnam unit gallantry awards.
He was assigned to Vietnam from 1966-67 with the 335th Assault Helicopter Company, where he won the Distinguished Flying Cross. After returning from Vietnam he was stationed at Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Georgia. He was a helicopter instructor pilot and instrument examiner, and also won the "Broken Wing Award" for landing a disabled aircraft. He was also qualified as an AH-I Cobra Instructor pilot.
He returned to Vietnam in 1970 with the 227th Aviation Unit, where he commanded the "infant Nett Team." After returning stateside he was with 1/9th Air Cav at Fort Hood. He commanded D Troop and C Troop 7/17 Cav. Following that command he was the Aide De Camp to the III Corps Commander, Gen. Robert Shoemaker.
In 1978 he was assigned to Fort McPherson, Georgia where he was Aide to U.S. Forces Commander, Gen. Shoemaker. He then was assigned to Katterbach, Germany as Commander of the 501st Aviation Battalion, after leaving Germany, he went to the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and then was assigned as the Aviation Officer for the 1st U.S. Army, Fort Meade, Maryland.
In 1988 he was assigned back to Fort Hood as the Commander of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. His final assignment was at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as the Assistant President of the Physical Disabilities Board. He retired to Harker Heights in 1992 with his wife Betty.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Association.
The family will receive visitors from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

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James Milton "Jim" Summers
Aug 11, 1929 - Apr 9, 2015

James Milton (Jim) Summers, 85, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Jim was born Aug. 11, 1929, to Clyde Celier and Tabor Brock Witherington Summers. Jim graduated from Lane Technical High School in Chicago, University of Corpus Christi, and A&I University for his undergraduate degrees. He completed his Ph.D. in education from Texas A&M University.

Jim was a high school teacher, assistant principal, Dean of Cont. Ed. at Del Mar College, and McLennan Community College. He later became Asst. Dean of Cont. Ed. at Virginia Tech University, and then moved on to Director of Cont. Medical Education for the Medical Society of Virginia. After a two-year stay as President of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Education Foundation, he returned to Texas as Corporate Manager of Training and Development for Central Freight Lines. Finally, he and his wife, Nancy opened a business catering to the needs of the chemically sensitive and allergic all over the country.

Jim was in demand as a consultant, trainer, public speaker, certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church and as a Sunday school teacher, often traveling to other states for speaking engagements. He had a way of interweaving poignant stories with humorous anecdotes that movivated and entertained his audience, class or congregation. Jim was also a life-long member of the Corpus Christi Masonic Lodge 189, AFAM.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Celier Summers, Tabor Brock Witherington Summers; brother, Clyde Lee Summers; son James (Jimmy) Milton Summers Jr.

Jim is survived by his wife, the Rev. Nancy Louise Tribble Summers; daughter, Leigh Ellen Summers Pelchat; son, Jon Michael Summers; granddaughter, Audrey Renee Pelchat; other family, loved ones and many friends.

In one of his poems Jim wrote, "I grow weak with life's precious time. To dust I'll go- to dirt and grime. Hark now, the toll of heaven's drums; it is time; it is time I come."

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco.

Pallbearers will be Doug Attaway, Ricky Richardson, Bryan Wesson Glen, Clint Patterson, Allan Glen, Bobby Summers, Glenn Lackey and Bill Scogin.

Arrangements by Grace Gardens Funeral Home, Waco.

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