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Leonard H. Wilson
Feb 1875 - May 9, 1936

Former Corsicana Resident Be Buried Zion’s Rest Sunday

L. H. Wilson, former resident of Corsicana, died at Roaring Springs Friday morning an the funeral will be held at Zion’s Rest cemetery Sunday.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Sullivan, Corsicana; Mrs. Oma Hagler, Corsicana; Mrs. Mamie Joyner, Corsicana and Mrs. Dora Roper, Sweetwater.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of funeral arrangements.

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FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BURIED AT ZION’S REST SUNDAY

Funeral services for L. H. Wilson, former resident of Corsicana, who died at Roaring Springs, Friday morning, were held at the
Zion’s Rest cemetery Sunday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Sullivan, Corsicana; Mrs. Oma Hagler, Corsicana; Mrs. Mamie Joyner, Corsicana, and Mrs. Dora Roper, Sweetwater.

Corley Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" (Reynolds) Russell
Jun 6, 1859 - Feb 17, 1936

EMHOUSE WOMAN TO BE BURIED THERE TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Sallie E. Russell, age 74 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Wilcox, in Emhouse at 1:50 Monday morning, after a short illness, and funeral services are planned for 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at the Methodist Episcopal church, Emhouse, with Rev. Horace Poteet, pastor, officiating.

Surviving are two sons, S. B. Russell, Parker, Ariz. and J. N. Russell, Shamrock, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. H. A. Moody, Williams, Ariz.; Mrs. O. C. Dorrell, Alto, Texas, and Mrs. J. C. Wilcox, Emhouse, and one sister, Mrs. Joe Stone, Poolville, Texas.

Corley funeral directors will have charge of the arrangements.

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AGED WOMAN BURIED AT EMHOUSE TUESDAY PASEED AWAY MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie E. Russell, age 74, were held at the Methodist Episcopal church at Emhouse at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, with Rev. Horace Poteet, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Russell, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Wilcox in Emhouse at 1:50 Monday morning, following a short illness. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, S. B. Russell, Parker, Ariz., and J. N. Russell, Shamrock, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. H. A. Moody, of Williams, Ariz.; Mrs. O. C. Dorrell, Alto, Texas, and Mrs. Wilcox, Emhouse, and one sister, Mrs. Joe Stone, Poolville, Texas.

Arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Lena Fay Hammock
May 8, 1928 - Nov 6, 1936

LENA FAY HAMMOCK, EIGHT YEARS OLD, IS BURIED ON SATURDAY

Funeral services were scheduled at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon for Lena Fay Hammock, aged 8, who died at the family residence on North Commerce street, about 6 p.m. Friday. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. O. W. Reece of the First Christian church from the Corley Chapel with interment inZion’s Rest cemetery.

The deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. R. L. Hammock, two sisters, Mary Pearl and Ruby Nell, and a brother, Odell; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Bruce.

Pallbearers were George Lundy, Cecil Jarnigan, Lloyd and Clyde Stubbs.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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David Henry Rutherford
Dec 31, 1849 - May 04, 1936

D. H. RUTHERFORD PIONEER RESIDENT, BE BURIED TUESDAY

David Henry Rutherford, aged 86 years, a resident of Corsicana and Navarro county the past 54 years, died at his home, 1316 West Eleventh avenue, Monday morning, and funeral rites are planned for 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. The services will be conducted by Rev. Will Phillips of Mexia, at Post Oak, and interment will be made in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, T. B. Rutherford, Corsicana, and O. H. Rutherford, Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. S. M. Hosch, Gladwater; Mrs. E. E. Davidson, Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. M. C. Lumpkin, Lubbock, and Mrs. S. O. Jackson, Stanford, and numerous other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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Martha Ann (McGuire) Dewey
Mar 31, 1859 - Jan 16, 1936

AGED ZION’S REST WOMAN WAS BURIED FRIDY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Martha Ann Dewey, aged 78 years, died at the home of her son, Arthur Dewey in the Zion’s Rest community Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The funeral was held from the home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in theZion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Prince, Baptist minister.

Surviving are one son, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Levin Johnson
Jan 19, 1876 - Apr 7, 1960

R. L. Johnson Burial Here

Graveside rites for Robert Levin Johnson, 82, who died in Dallas Thursday, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Saturday at 12:30 p.m. following earlier services at the Brewer Funeral Chapel in Dallas at 10 a.m.

The rites here were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the Frist Baptist church.

Surviving is a niece, Miss Pat White, of Dallas.

Griffin conducted local arrangements.

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Harold Talley
Nov 22 1876 - Mar 4, 1936

HAROLD TALLEY TO BE BURIED OAKWOOD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Harold Talley, native of Corsicana, died in El Paso Wednesday night and the funeral will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon where interment will be made. The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana shortly before 2 o’clock Friday afternoon and the cortege will proceed directly to the cemetery where the rites will be conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Talley had been in El Paso for the past several years for his health.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Prince of Corsicana and Mrs. Annie Talley Hood of Wichita Falls.

Pallbearers will be Guy M. Gibson, J. N. Garitty, J. S. Simkins, Cullen Dunn, N. C. Goodman and Aaron Levine.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HAROLD TALLEY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Harold Talley, native Corsicanan, who died in El Paso at an early hour Thursday morning, were held at
Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. The remains arrived on the southbound Southern Pacific Lines passenger train early Friday afternoon and the cortege proceeded to the cemetery immediately. Mr. Talley had been in El Paso for the past several years for his health.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Prince of Corsicana and Mrs. Annie Talley Hood of Wichita Falls.

Pallbearers were Guy M. Gibson, J. N. Garitty, J. S. Simkins, Cullen Dunn, N. C. Goodman and Aaron Levine.

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

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Edward M. Walpole
Mar 10, 1879 - Dec 17, 1936

AUTO ACCIDENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR TWO MORE DEATHS

FATALITIES OCCURRED ON HIGHWAY SEVENTY-FIVE LATE LAST NIGHT

Two men were instantly killed in Navarro county late Thursday night as they walked along Highway 75 pavement. Both suffered broken necks and died instantly. They were the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth automobile fatalities in Navarro county during 1936.

They are:
EDWARD M. WALPOLE, 57, Corbet.
ELMO OTHER DORSEY, 31, Fort Worth.

Walpole was struck by a hit and run driver. Deputy Sheriff Jack Floyd reported about 11 o’clock one mile south of Rice. The Driver did not stop, but sped away without rendering aid, according to reports at the sheriff’s office. The shattered lens of an automobile headlight was the only clue left at the scene of the accident. No clue as to the identity of the driver of the death car had been reported shortly after noon Friday.

Dorsey was walking along on Highway 75 a short distance south of the Corsicana city limits about 11:30 o’clock when he was struck by a car driven by Orville Harrison, Texas Pipeline Company, Dallas. Deputy Sheriff Floyd said that Harrison reported the accident to officers and investigation and statements of witnesses absolved the driver of blame. It was reported that Dorsey’s car was found in Corsicana. He was an employe of the Ramsey Motor Oil Company of Fort Worth.

The identification of Walpole was not positively made until about noon Friday. Records in the county clerk’s office reveal that he enlisted in Battery C. 133 Field Artilery, U. S. army at Dallas in 1917 and was in the American Expeditionary Forces from May 2, 1918 to March 18, 1919. He resided in Navarro county for several years. He was a native of Berry, England.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Edward Walpole, Jr., both of Corbet.

Funeral rites for Walpole will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the American Legion plot in Oakwood cemetery.

Funeral rites for Dorsey are planned to be held at Fort Worth some time Saturday where interment will be made.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Betty Jean; a brother, W. C. Dorsey, and mother, Mrs. G. T. Dorsey, all of Fort Worth.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the Dorsey rites.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. M. WALPOLE SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Edward M. Walpole, aged 57 years, who was instantly killed late Thursday night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver one mile south of Rice, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial on the American Legion lot in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. R. Ingle, Baptist minister.

Walpole was walking along the highway when he was struck. The identity of the driver of the car was not learned as he sped away from the scene of the accident. County and city officers are seeking some trace of the hit-and-run driver.

Walpole resided at Corbet. He enlisted in the United States Army in Dallas in 1917 and served overseas for a number of months. His death was the twenty-fifth traffic fatality in Navarro county for the year.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Edward Walpole, Jr. both of Corbet.

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Carrie (Nelson) Walpole
May 19, 1878 - Oct 4, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. WALPOLE

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie N. Walpole, who died at her home in the Corbet community Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Frank Walpole; three sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. Annie Waldrop, McGregor, and other relatives.

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Barbara Jean Brown
B&D Aug 15, 1936

BABY DIED IN MEXIA BURIED IN OAKWOOD SUNDAY MORNING

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Brown, who died Saturday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock in Mexia, were held Sunday morning at 9 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery here where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. O. W. Reese, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Brown, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Lewis, Stephenville.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Thelma (Lewis) Brown-Eubanks
Mar 25, 1912 - Jun 19, 2009

Thelma Brown Eubanks, 97, passed away June 19, 2009 in Temple. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mexia with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Thelma was born March 25, 1912 in Stephenville, Texas to Andy and Anna Lewis. She was a longtime resident of Mexia and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Tarleton State University. Thelma was a homemaker. She was a very devoted and loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Frederick Samuel Brown and George Lamar Eubanks; and her infant daughter, Barbara Jean Brown.

Thelma is survived by her sons, Frederick Samuel Brown, Jr. and John Warren Brown; daughters, Linda Brown LeDuc and Jennifer Brown Thurman; sixteen grandchildren; and thirty great-grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Frederick Samuel “Fred” Brown 2nd husband George Lamar Eubanks; d/o Andrew Isaiah “Andy” Lewis & Annie (Wadley) Lewis

Frederick Samuel “Fred” Brown, Sr.
Apr 20, 1915 - Sep 26, 1950

Fred S. Brown Is Fatally Injured As Plane Crashes

Funeral services for Fred S. Brown, 35, Mexia oil man, fatally injured Tuesday when his plane crashed near Corrigan, Texas, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Mexia. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

The body will be at the Riddle Funeral Chapel until the funeral hour.

Brown, part owner of the Kilmarnock Oil Company, was on a business trip to Orange when his light plane crashed, according to an Associated Press dispatch. A farmer who lived near the scene of the crash said he saw the plane circling but the engine seemed to be operating properly, the Associated Press reported, and then the farmer saw the plane go down and heard a crash about a mile away. The plane burst into flames after hitting the tops of trees. Brown was thrown clear of the wreckage but his body was badly mangled.

He attended John Tarleton College and the University of Texas and was a thirty-second degree Mason.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Fred S. Jr., John, Linda and Jennifer Fay Brown, all of Mexia; father, C. L. Brown, Sr., Mexia; mother, Mrs. Louella Williams, Corsicana; a brother, C. L. Brown, Jr. and a sister, Mrs. E. G. Hall, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carlton Hammer, Maurice Robinson, R. A. Smith, Maurice Easterling, Ralph Burrows, Bill Sparks, Charlie Ingram, Tom Eubanks, W. N. Remkes and Johnny Neece.

McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Rosa King
Feb 22, 1881 - Feb 16, 1936

POPULAR CORSICANA WOMAN WAS BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

MISS ROSA KING, EMPLOYEE LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANY 33 YEARS, DIES

Miss Rosa King, popular cashier and operator in the Corsicana office of the Southwestern Bell Telephone office for the past 33 years, died at midnight Saturday at the P. S. Hospital of pneumonia and funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the family residence at 917 West Eleventh Avenue, Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the services, and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss King had complained of a severe cold early the week and had left the office shortly after noon Tuesday.

She went home and her condition grew steadily worse. The cold developed into pneumonia and she was transferred to the hospital Saturday morning. Respiration was assisted by use of oxygen, but she did not rally to treatment.

Her death came as a shock to members of the family and to her hundreds of friends in Corsicana and other cities.

Surviving are two brothers, Doke King, Corsicana and Sam King, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Prine and Mrs. Gertrude Harvin, both of Corsicana; two nieces, Misses Lena Rose and Mary Frances Harvin, both of Corsicana and one nephew, Morris King, of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were R. R. Brown, H. P. Phillips, F. C. Bookout, R. C. Sizemore, Charles Haste and Roy Martin.

Music was furnished by a quartet composed of members of the choir of the First Methodist church, including Mrs. A. L. Absher, Mrs. Boyce Martin and Edgar Metcalf and W. B. Waddell.

Miss King was born in Jackson, Tenn., and moved to Corsicana with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. S. H. King, at an early age, and spent the remainder of her life in this city. She attended the Corsicana public schools and graduated from the high school in the class of 1901.

She entered the employ of the telephone company on Nov. 1, 1902 as an operator and became the first cashier in the Corsicana office of the company in 1905. At the time of her death she was the oldest local employee of the company in point of service.

When Miss King went to work for the company, the office was located on the second floor of a frame wooden building on the corner of North Beaton street and West Fifth avenue, which is now the site of the Harris and Jacobs store. At that time there were 500 telephone subscribers in Corsicana. She moved with the company in 1906 to the second floor of the building it now occupies and which was purchased by the company and occupied in its entirety in 1912.

She was the first employee of the company in Corsicana to hold the title of cashier, and remained in that capacity until her untimely death.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Morgan Edward Starnes
Dec 25, 1896 - Aug 14, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. E. STARNES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Morgan Edward Starnes, aged 40 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday night at 11:30 o’clock, were held from the residence, 214 East Third avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Starnes had resided in Corsicana 13 years. He was an employee of the American Well and Prospecting Company.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Roy Starnes, Corsicana; Mrs. Margaret Headspeth, Corsicana; Dorothy Jo Starnes, Corsicana, and Morgan E. Starnes, Jr., Corsicana; four brothers, A. H. Starnes, Corsicana; Odell Starnes, San Antonio; Lonnie Starnes, New Mexico; and Alfred Starnes, Georgia, and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Harwell, Corsicana, and Miss Grace Starnes, Georgia.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Roy Starnes
May 31, 1915 - Sep 25, 1966

Ray Starnes Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Roy Starnes, 51, native of Winder, Ga., died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon (Dallas) Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by L. W. Mayo, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ, assisted by Bob Wilkerson, Irving Church of Christ minister.

Starnes was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Lynda Jo and Ginger Lynn Starnes, both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Mary Starnes, Winder, Ga., formerly of Corsicana; a brother, Morgan Starnes, U. S. Navy; a sister, Mrs. Robert Manders, Winder, Ga.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wyrick, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Tucker, James C. Sewell, David Ralston, Stan Summerall, Albert German and Lyman Barnes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep. 26, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Gladys Lorene (Wyrick) Starnes (their daughter’s birth records say Gladys Lorene Lacey); s/o Morgan Edward Starnes & Mary Ida (Griffith) Starnes

Josephine (Witt) Wyrick
Nov 7, 1894 - Aug 18, 1970

Wyrick Funeral Set Wednesday

Mrs. Fred (Jo) Wyrick, 75, resident of Corsicana since 1932, died early Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the College Hill Church of Christ, and a native of Runnels County.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Mr. Claude B. Holcombe, former pastor, and Mr. J. Leathal Roberts, pastor of College Hill Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Starnes of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Lynda Jo and Ginger Lynn Starnes, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Delamater of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Mary Moore of Childress; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Wyrick Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred (Jo) Wyrick, 75, a resident of Corsicana since 1932 who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, were scheduled to be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Officiating ministers were Claude B. Holcomb, former minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Corsicana, and J. Leathal Roberts, minister of the College Hill Church of Christ.

Mrs. Wyrick is survived by her husband, a daughter, two granddaughters, two sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were R. B. Jones, Gayle Garner, Kenneth Taylor, Bill Bradley, John T. Ross and L. A. Pillow.

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Charles Bacon Richards, Jr.
Mar 3, 1889 - Jan 21, 1946

RITES FOR C. B. RICHARDS; DIED DALLAS

Funeral services for C. B. Richards, aged 56 years, 5231 Phillips, Dallas, who died Monday in a Dallas hospital, will be held at
Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

Surviving are six brothers, Carl S. Richards, Dallas; Clyde Richards, Bartlett; E. M. Richards, Texarkana; C. E. Richards, Leach, Okla., J. L. Richards, Nevada and H. M. Richards, Walla Walla, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Friend, Lubbock; Mrs. Charles Evans, Oklahoma, and Mrs. A. S. Beavers, Corsicana.

Rev. Robert Kennough, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church will conduct the services.

Pallbearers will be George Campbell, Wiley Robinson, C. O. Curington, N. C. Goodman, Bill King and T. P. Hayes.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Carl S. Richards
Apr 22, 1891 - Nov 24, 1953

Carl Richards, former Corsicana resident, died at his home in Dallas early Tuesday morning.

His wife is the former Lottie Pratt Brown , Nieman employe and his mother was the late Mrs. C. B. Richards of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Beavers, Corsicana; Mrs. F. R. Friend, Lubbock, and Mrs. Charles Evans, Mangum, Okla.; four brothers, E. M. Richards, Texarkana; Homer Richards, Houston; Claude Richards, Hobart, Okla.; and Clyde Richards, Bartlett and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 24, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Armona Cecile (Belk) Richards-Hair-Brown buried at Salado Cemetery, Salado, Bell Co., TX 2nd wife Lottie (Pratt) Brown-Richards; s/o Charles Bacon Richards, Sr. & Elizabeth M. (Bostick) Richards

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Carl Richards Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Carl Richards, 62, formerly of Corsicana, who died at his home in Dallas Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the
Oakwood cemetery.

Richards was a retired oil company employe.

A resident of Dallas for the past 29 years, Richards spent his early life in Corsicana. He worked for many years with the Gulf Oil Corporation and more recently was retired by the Murray Company of Texas, Inc.

Surviving are his wife the former Lottie Pratt Brown, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Nixon, Temple; three brothers, E. M. Richards, Texarkana; Homer Richards, Houston, and Clyde Richards, Bartlett; four sisters, Mrs. Sue Evans, Mangum, Okla.; Mrs. Floyd Friend, Lubbock and Mrs. Arthur Beavers, Corsicana; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Campbell, Jimmy Gordon, Jim Redden, Joe Simpkins, W. P. Brown, and Carl Mirus.

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Americo Alzira (Grady) McKnight-Robertson
Oct 16, 1888 – May 12, 1936

Mexia Woman Was Buried in
Oakwood Cemetery Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. A. H. Robinson, aged 46 years, who died at Mexia Tuesday night, were held in Mexia Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery here at 4 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband A. H. Robinson; two sons, John and Grady Robinson and a daughter, Miss Alzira Robinson, all of Mexia.

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

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Elizabeth M. (Bistick) Richards
Aug 12, 1853 - Apr 24, 1936

MRS. C. B. RICHARDS DIED EARLY FRIDAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

HAD BEEN RESIDENT CORSICANA PAST FORTY YEARS; NATIVE OF MISSOURI

Mrs. C. B. Richards, aged 82 years, resident of Corsicana for the past 40 years, died at the family residence, 711 West Third avenue, Friday morning at 9 o’clock. Mrs. Richards was a native of Springfield, Mo., but had resided in Bell county prior to moving to Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the family home at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, of which Mrs. Richards had been a long-time and active member.

Surviving are seven sons, Emory Richards, Texarkana; J. L. Richards, Nevada; C. B. Richards, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Clarence Richards, Leach, Okla.; H. F. Richards, Calvert; Carl Richards, Dallas and Clyde Richards, Bartlett; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Beavers, Corsicana; Mrs. F. R. Friend, Lubbock, and Mrs. Charles Mangum, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ed M. Polk, Sr., Allyn Gordon, Mit Sowell, A. N. Justiss, W. T. McElwee and Judge C. L. Jester.

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

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MRS. C. B. RICHARDS BURIED SATURDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. C. B. Richards, aged 82 years, who died Friday morning at 9 o’clock, were held from the family home, 711 West Third avenue Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church of which Mrs. Richards had been a member for many years.

Mrs. Richards was a native of Springfield, Mo., but had resided in Texas for many years. Prior to moving to Corsicana 40 years ago, Mrs. Richards resided in Bell county.

Surviving are seven sons, Emory Richards, Texarkana; J. L. Richards, Nevada; C. B. Richards, Oklahoma City; Clarence Richards, Leach, Okla.; H. F. Richards, Calvert; Carl Richards, Dallas; and Clyde Richards, Bartlett; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Beavers, Corsicana; Mrs. F. R. Friend, Lubbock, and Mrs. Charles Evans, Mangum, Okla.

Pallbearers were Ed M. Polk, Sr., Allyn Gordon, Mit Sowell, A. N. Justiss, W. T. McElwee and Judge C. L. Jester.

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

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John Douglas Buckalew
Mar 17, 1945 - Aug 7, 2018

John Douglas Buckalew

John Douglas Buckalew, 73, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle and friend peacefully joined our Lord in Heaven the evening of Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

SERVICE: A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, August 14 at 10am at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 745 W Pipeline Rd, Hurst. A visitation is scheduled Monday, August 13, 6-8pm at Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel, 8525 Mid Cities Blvd, North Richland Hills.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent in John’s name to either Kay Lynn's Pantry of St. Philip Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.
John was born March 17, 1945 in New Orleans, LA but spent the majority of his childhood in Arlington, TX. A graduate of Arlington High School and Arlington State College, now UT Arlington, he obtained his BBA in Accounting and went on to earn his Certification in Public Accounting. In 1988, John started his own accounting firm with business partner Cheryl Birkhold where he worked until retirement in 2016. Despite being a man of numbers, his favorite part of the job was making connections and forming relationships with his clients. He was a member of the HEB ISD Education Foundation and a longtime member and Elder at St. Philip Presbyterian Church of Hurst. He loved classic cars, the Peanuts comic strip, road trips to Galveston Island and his grand-puppy Otto.

Preceded in death by his father, Frederick; mother, Mary Ellis; and sister, Mary Ramsey.

SURVIVORS: John is survived by his wife of 34 years, Vickie, and their daughters Kristen and Rebecca; brother William; sister Lizabeth; and many other cherished family members.

Forest Ridge Memorial Park Chapel

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  • 1st wife Glenna Jean (King) Buckalew married Jun. 11, 1976 2nd wife Vickie Suzanne (West) Buckalew s/o Frederick Keenan “Fred” Buckalew, Sr. & Mary (Ellis) Buckalew
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Aubrey Marilyn Hood
B&D Apr. 14, 1936

Infant Buried On Wednesday Afternoon Eureka Cemetery

Funeral services for Aubre Marilyn Hood, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Hood, 1104 West Seventh avenue, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Eureka Cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and one sister Edna Sue Hood, Corsicana.

The funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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William James Fullwood
Mar 24, 1852 - Oct 28, 1936

W. J. FULLWOOD DIED EUREKA WEDNESDAY FUNERAL THURSDAY

W. J. Fullwood, aged 84 years, died Wednesday night at 8 o’clock at his home in Eureka community. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church at Eureka at 3:30 Thursday afternoon with burial in the Eureka Cemetery. Rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Mr. Fullwood was a native of South Carolina and came to Navarro county in 1873. He lived at Blooming Grove and Corsicana before moving to the Eureka community many years ago. He was married in 1882 to Miss Nora Frierson who died in 1883.

Surviving are four brothers, P. D. Fullwood, Corsicana, B. B. Fullwood, Corsicana; W. A. Fullwood, Dallas and F. V. Fullwood, Eureka; three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Johnson, Eureka; Mrs. V. A. Boyd, Corsicana; Mrs. Ola Stokes, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. A. Brown, P. T. Fullwood, Eros Fullwood, William Fullwood, Earl Boyd and Fullwood Boyd.

The funeral was directed by L. B. Bonner and Sutherland-McCammon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sunn - Thurs., Oct 29, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nora (Frierson) Fullwood married in 1882 (she died 1883); s/o James Alexander Fullwood & Henrietta Susan “Sarah” (Mahoney) Fullwood

Alice J. Irvine
Jul 22, 1851 - Apr 22, 1936

AGED WOMAN DIED WEDNESDAY MORNING; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Miss Alice J. Irvine, aged 84 years, native Texan and resident of Navarro county for 55 years, died Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock at the home of her brother, B. F. Irvine, south of Corsicana.

The funeral services will be held from the Irvine home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Eureka Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Miss Irvine was born in Montgomery county, Texas, July 22, 1851. She came to Navarro county in 1881 and has made her home here since that time.

Surviving are her brother and the following nephews and nieces: C. F. Irvine, Corsicana; R. E. Irvine, Corsicana; T. F. Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. M. T. Horn, Corsicana; Dr. Lee Robinson, Dallas; E. E. Robinson, Dallas; Mrs. Justin Harrison, Dallas, and Dr. H. Reid Robinson, Galveston.

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

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Charles Franklin Irvine
Sep 14, 1897 - Jun 12, 1954

Chas. F. Irvine Dies Saturday, Service Sunday

Charles F. Irvine, 56, was found dead by his brother, Robert Irvine, about noon Saturday at his home on Highway 287 south of Corsicana.

An attending physician said apparently occurred about 6:30 a.m. Saturday from a heart attack as he was preparing breakfast. He lived alone, his brother is reported to have gone by the house after no answer was received in a telephone call earlier in the day.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m.

Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

Born, September 14, 1897, he was a life-long resident of Navarro county and had been a farmer-rancher most of his life, although he was engaged in the gin business here for a number of years.

His brother is his only close survivor.

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Sunday Services For C. F. Irvine

Funeral services for Charles F. Irvine, 56, who died at his home on Highway 287 near Corsicana of heart attack Saturday, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church and Rev. Joe Taylor, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Irvine, who resided alone a short distance southeast of Corsicana, was found dead in the home by his brother, Robert Irvine, about noon Saturday after he (Robert) had unsuccessfully sought to contact his brother by telephone. An attending physician said apparently Irvine died while preparing to eat his breakfast about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

A life-long resident of Navarro county, Irvine had been a farmer, rancher and ginner.

His brother is his only close relative.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, Roger M. Johnston, Henry Levy, Frank Kent, Houston Kent, J. B. Grantham, Roy Southard and Walter Castle.

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Benjamin Franklin Irvine, Jr.
Aug 10, 1858 - Jan 7, 1949

B. FRANK IRVINE FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY

B. Frank Irvine, 90, retired ginner, farmer and rancher, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in theEureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Eureka Presbyterian church.

Born at Willis, Montgomery county, Texas, August 10, 1858, Irvine came to Navarro county in 1877 and operated the oldest cotton gin in the county—using mule power. He resided in Eureka for many years before moving to his home south of Corsicana.

Irvine was the oldest member of the local WOW Lodge. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian church here.

Surviving are two sons, Charles and Robert Irvine, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Joe Gibson, A. G. Elliott, W. Y. Bankhead, Dave Daniels, W. Earl Presley, Claude B. McKinney, C. A. Gordon and G. W. Bernard.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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SATURDAY RITES CONDUCTED FOR B. FRANK IRVINE

Funeral services for B. Frank Irvine, 90, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday morning, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Eureka Presbyterian church.

Born at Willis Montgomery county, Texas, August 10, 1858. Irvine came to Navarro county in 1877 and operated the oldest gin in the county—using mulepower. He was a farmer and rancher and had resided south of Corsicana for a number of years, moving there from Eureka.

Irvine was the oldest living member of the Corsicana WOW Lodge and was also a member of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two sons, Charles and Robert Irvine, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Joe Gibson, A. G. Elliott, W. Y. Bankhead, Dave Daniels, W. Earl Presley, Claude B. McKinney, C. A. Gordon and G. W. Bernard.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Allen Parsons
Feb 2, 1897 - Aug 9, 1936

ALLEN PARSONS IS BURIED ON TUESDAY AT PRAIRIE POINT

Funeral services for Allen Parsons, aged 32 years, 1200 West Thirteenth avenue, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night from pistol wounds, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Simpson, Anson; Mrs. Ruby Ford, Austin, and Mrs. A. D. Andrews, Corsicana.

Letha Edge is charged with murder as a result of the death of Parsons. The shooting occurred at her residence early Sunday night. She is at liberty on bond of $5,000 following the waiving of examining trial by her attorney, Norris W. Lovett, Sunday night after the complaint had been filed before Judge W. T. McFadden. The arrest was made by Constable W. B. Grantham and Deputy Constable Jake Nutt.

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MAN KILLED AND WOMAN IS FACING CHARGE OF MURDER

FATAL SHOOTING OCCURRED ON NORTH SEVENTH STREET SUNDAY 7 P.M.

Allen Parsons, aged 32 years, 1200 West Thirteenth avenue is dead, and Letha Edge about 38, is at liberty on bond of $5,000 on a formal charge of murder as a result of a shooting at 124 North Seventh street, residence of the woman, shortly before 7 o’clock Sunday night. A .38 calibre bullet struck Parsons over the left eye and emerged at the back of the head. He was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital where death resulted about 7:30 o’clock.

Miss Edge was arrested by Constable W. B. Grantham and Deputy Constable Jake Nutt and was placed in the county jail. A formal complaint for murder was filed before Judge W. T. McFadden Sunday night at 9 o’clock and bond of $5,000 was set and made by the defendant after examining trial was waived.

Criminal District Attorney John B. Currington launched an investigation into incidents and circumstances surrounding the trouble immediately after the shooting.

Officers who investigated the affair reported that self-defense would probably be stressed by the defendant. It was stated there was an eye witness to the trouble.

Several witnesses were questioned and made statements at the criminal district attorney’s office Monday morning.

Funeral services are planned for Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Simpson, Anson; Mrs. Ruby Ford, Austin, and Mrs. A. D. Andrews, Corsicana, with whom he resided.

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Mary Ann (McAlister) Albritton
Sep 25, 1869 - Aug 6, 1948

BAZETTE RITES FOR MRS. B. K. ALBRITTON SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. B. K. Albritton, aged 78 years, who died with a heart attack Friday morning at the family home, 514 West First avenue, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Bazette Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church here, and Rev. John Boyd, pastor of the Bazette church. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Roy Albritton, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. Amis, Corsicana, and Mrs. Matt Horn, Kerens; a brother, Eli L. McAlester, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Johns and Mrs. John Rogers, both of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Jesse Helmer, San Antonio; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. J. Rouse, Frank Irvin, Bob Holloway, Howell Redford, W. W. Ficklin and Chester Kyser.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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James Hastings Poe
Oct 22, 1869 - Mar 20, 1936

J. H. POE BURIED SATURDAY PRAIRIE POINT CEMETERY

Funeral services for J. H. Poe, who passed away Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock after only a few hours of illness, was held Saturday at Prairie Point church at 3 o’clock, with Rev. Joe Everheart conducting the funeral, with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Mr. Poe was born in Arkansas, Oct. 1, 1868. With his parents, he came to Bell county, Texas, while yet a small boy, and lived there until after his marriage to Miss Marguerite Crow in 1892. They then moved to Haskell county in 1906, and lived there several years, then moved to Navarro county in 1918, having lived here practically ever since.

Surviving are three sons, Walter Oscar and Loyal Poe, all of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Louisa Reagan, Mrs. Pearl Lancaster, Mrs. Addie Colvin, all of Kerens; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and mother, Mrs. Lou Poe, Kerens.

Pallbearers were Billie Wasson, Henry Stanley, Robert Keele, Roy Colvin, Jasper Tramel and Clint Holleman.—Contributed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 2, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Maria “Maggie” (Crow) Poe; s/o Stephen Thomas Poe buried in Buckhorn cemetery, Meador Grove, Texas & Sarah Adeline (McDaniel) Poe buried in McDowell cemetery, Belton, Texas

Henry Roney
Jun 15, 1865 - May 4, 1936

LONG-TIME LOCAL RESIDENT BURIED WINKLER CEMETERY

Funeral services for Henry Roney aged 70 years, 108 West Fifteenth avenue, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died early Monday night, were held at Winkler Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the St. Elmo cemetery.

No immediate relatives survive.

The funeral was directed by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues, May 5, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Ann (Gremmer) Roney buried in St. Elmo cemetery s/o William Thomas Roney buried in St. Elmo cemetery & Annie Elizabeth (Ferguson) Roney (the obit says buried in St. Elmo cemetery but the death certificate says Hamilton Beeman)

Guy Hollin Peeples
Dec 25, 1901 - Jun 2, 1936

GUY PEEPLES DIED GALVESTON TUESDAY BURIAL BE HERE

Guy Peeples, about 35 years of age, died in Galveston Tuesday afternoon. The body will arrive in Corsicana Thursday morning at 4:40 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the residence of his mother, on West Seventh avenue. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

He was the son of the late Rev. M. J. Peeples of Corsicana.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. J. Peeples, Corsicana; three brothers, Leonard, Lewis and Warren Peeples; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth McMurry, Sherman, and Mrs. Allie Reese, Itasca; and grandfather, L. H. Hollingsworth, Corsicana.

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

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FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT IS BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Guy Peeples, aged 34 years, who died in Galveston Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Helen Joyce, Gloria May, Irma Eva and Alice Ellee, all of Galveston; mother, Mrs. N. J. Peeples, Corsicana; three brothers, Leonard, Lewis and Warren Peeples; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth McMurray, Sherman and Mrs. Allie Reese, Itasca; and grandfather, L. H. Hollingsworth, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Weldon Atkins, Clarence Powell, Hubert Wooley, Joel Hipps, O. D. Montgomery and John Yates.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Clara Cornelia “Nellie” (White) Harris
Aug 15, 1873 - Nov 25, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. NELLIE HARRIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Harris, aged 62 years, of Emmett, who died in Baylor hospital at Dallas Wednesday night at 10 o’clock, were held from the Northside Baptist church here Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister at Rice.

Prior to moving to Emmett four years ago, the family resided north of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, Wallace Harris, Emmett; five sons, Eugene Harris, Corsicana; Elbert Harris, Corsicana; Clarence Harris, Minerva; Homer Harris, Corsicana, and Sanford Harris, Pursley; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Emmert, Rice; Mrs. Beulah Caffy, Emmett; Mrs. Vesta Stewart, Angus; Mrs. Lola Jamerson, Dallas; and Mrs. Nona Fae Osborne, Emmett; 18 grandchildren, a brother, Bruce White, Kaufman, and four sisters, Mrs. V. M. McCullough, Falfurrins; Mrs. J. V. Bunch, Nursery; Mrs. J. B. Long, Woodard, and Mrs. Ella Hill, Kaufman.

Mrs. Harris was a member of the Baptist church.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Nena (McMullan) Hodge
Mar 18, 1887 - Aug 22, 1936

CHATFIELD WOMAN DIED SATURDAY; BE BURIED ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Nena Hodge, aged 49 years life-long resident of the Chatfield community, died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Chatfield Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Hodge was the widow of the late Hugh Hodge and a daughter of the late Nall McMullan, both well-known citizens of northeast Navarro county.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. A. H. Fausett, Chatfield.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON CHATFIELD WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Nena Hodge, aged 49 years, life-long resident of Chatfield, who died in the Navarro clinic Saturday morning at 7 o’clock, were held from the Chatfield Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. S. R. Standifer, former pastor of the Corsicana Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Hodge was the widow of the late H. M. Hodge, and was a daughter of the late Neil McMullan, pioneer resident of Northeast Navarro county.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. A. H. Fausett of Chatfield.

Pallbearers were J. J. Kelt, William Thorp, L. L. Holsey, Robert Calloway, Ben Easterling, Mr. Burkhalter, and Mr. Swafford.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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INFANT SON Adams
B&D May 15, 1936

Infant Died Friday; Buried at Chatfield

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams, 206 East Third avenue, died Friday and the funeral rites were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the Chatfield cemetery where interment was made.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William Glenn Huggins
Nov 1, 1936 - Nov 21, 1936

Baby Died Early Tuesday; burial Chatfield Cemetery

William Glenn Huggins, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Huggins died at an early hour Tuesday morning, and funeral services and interment were held at the Chatfield cemetery at 4 o’clock this afternoon, Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church, conducted the rites.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral directors had charge of arrangements.

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Robert M. Scott II
Jan 4, 1928 - Aug 1, 2018

Robert M. Scott, II was born Jan. 4, 1928 to Glendale and Robert M. Scott, Sr. in Corsicana, Texas. He departed this life for heaven on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.
The family will receive visitors at Scott Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Corsicana.
His education was extended from Jackson Elementary to Jackson High School to Prairie View College to Bishop College to Boston University and ended at Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science.
He wanted to become a doctor, but family health and the USA stood in his path and he had to go another direction.
He was drafted into the United States Army for several years and was honorably discharged as 1st Lieutenant.
After returning home, he worked for a short time for Corsicana Independent School District and his family business (Peoples Undertaking Co.). Later he opened his own business, Scott Funeral Home, became the first black male councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem.
His religious choice was from Sixth Avenue Baptist Church as a youth until his health failed.
He leaves to cherish his memories a wife of 59 years (Mable Cook); daughter, Faith Holt; two granddaughters, Vernita Butler and Veronica Butler; one great granddaughter, Qualesha "Mandi" Thomas (Nathaniel); and one great-great-granddaughter, known in Corsicana as "Suga Sac" (Loriana Thomas) and one great-great-grandson, Bubba (Louis Thomas); numerous God-children including Trina Sanders McAllister, Loretta Carter Butler, Deborah Collins, Billy Jones, Chester Bradley, Allen Jordan and Vincent Jackson.
He always would boast proudly that he is the beginning of five generations and the fourths are all females.

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Cherished local passes at 90

By Deanna Kirk Daily Sun Aug 4, 2018
 

A man who casts a long shadow may not necessarily be tall in stature. He may have simply made such an impact on his community in so many different areas, that you can’t speak of progress without his name coming up.

Robert M. Scott II is one of those men. Though he passed on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the age of 90, his affect on the community of Corsicana was profound.

Bob, as he was known most of his life, grew up basically at The People’s Funeral Home. It was owned by his great-aunt, Mrs. J.S. “Bennie” Adair, who raised him after his mother died in his infancy. Bennie ran the funeral home and had two ambulances running day and night, out of a remodeled older home.

Scott said as a child, he wanted no part of the funeral business, but instead wanted to go to medical school. However, at that time, only two medical schools would take black students, and there was a three-year waiting list. He then went to Bishop College in Marshall, earning his undergrad degree, and from there went to Prairie View A&M University, earning his master’s.

And just as his name topped the medical school list for one of the coveted student positions, Scott was drafted into the United States Army in 1950. He went on to graduate from U.S. Army Chemical, Biological and Radiology School at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Scott, a 1st Lieutenant with the Army Medical Corps, did 14 months of service in Korea, earning a Korean service medal with three bronze stars, a presidential commendation, a combat medical badge, National Defense service medal, and a United Nations service medal.

Meanwhile, a very pretty girl from his class in school, who lived two blocks from him growing up, was in Houston becoming a licensed beautician. Mable Cook went to live with her sister for a time in California, but eventually wound up back in Corsicana. Bob Scott did too, after the military.

“We had a whole lot to talk about,” said Mable in 2009. “Then we started dating, and the rest was history.”

By that time, Bennie was a 10-year breast cancer survivor, and really needed Bob’s help at the funeral home. So, he earned his funeral director’s license and embalming license from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Dallas. Ironically, Mable’s father had also been a funeral director, so she was exposed to that environment growing up as well.

After Adair’s death in January 1960, the Scotts, who were married by this time, changed the name to Scott Funeral Home, and stayed in the renovated old home until they made the decision to design and build a funeral home to their exact specifications. The construction completed in 1972, Mable earned her embalmer’s license and funeral director’s license in 1976, while in her late 40s, and she and Bob became partners at work and at home.

Their only daughter, Faith, was raised in Corsicana, and while Bob was operating a bail bond business later, Faith went to work at the sheriff’s office as a dispatcher/jailer in 1983.

“Faith is an exceptional person,” said Lowell Hudson. “Her daddy was an exceptional person, and so is her mother. Navarro County is very blessed to have had this family be part of our community. They are such assets to the town.”

Two interests Bob and Mable did not share were politics and church.

Both were very active in their own churches, she at Bethel AME Church (African Methodist Episcopal), and Bob at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. They joined in 1938 and 1936, respectively. They both attended the other’s church for various events and services, but never discussed moving their memberships.

Bob served three terms on the Corsicana City Council, beginning in 1969. He was a consultant in re-drawing boundaries for Precinct 2, to give more voting power to the constituents of that precinct. He also served a term as mayor Pro-Tem. Scott was one of three black residents who testified in the United States District Court in Dallas to aid in establishing precinct voting, rather than at-large city elections.

He also filed a suit against Navarro College to establish precinct voting, enabling a black person to be elected to the college board of directors. Faith Holt has held a position on the college board for many years.

“Bob was like our Obama before Obama got in office,” said Penny Liggins. “He was our leader, our pillar of the community. He was a councilman, a bondsman, and you could go talk to him in confidence, and he was always willing to listen and work with you, especially families in mourning.”

Liggins said Scott had a prized train collection, and he and Mable both were dedicated Jackson Ex-Students Association members.

“He was the spokesperson for the black people on the East side,” Liggins said. “When we felt like we didn’t have a voice, he was calm, cool and collected and would go be the spokesperson for anyone who felt they weren’t getting fair treatment. He gave fatherly and professional advice, and you felt more confident because he was there.”

Liggins said one thing Scott was very passionate about was his family. He and Mable adored Faith, and her daughters, Vernita and Veronica (Roni). They also had a very special apple of their eye in their great-granddaughter, Mandi. Mandi and her “Bob” got along famously, and she was his sidekick when she was little. Now, Mandi has two children of her own, Loriana and Louis, along with her husband, Nate Thomas.

“He will truly be missed,” Liggins said, “Because we don’t have another strong male leader like Bob was. The Bible tells us we didn’t come to stay, but he had a long, wonderful life.”

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Jackie Louise (West) Motley
Sep 22, 1935 - Jul 7, 2018
 

Jackie Motley, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her home in Selah, Washington surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Jackie was born, Jackie Louise West on Sept. 22, 1935 in Amarillo.

She lived most of her adult life in Lamesa where she and her husband were involved in farming and ranching in the Sparenburg community. They also owned a farm and ranch store, R & S Supply, in Lamesa. She later moved to Corsicana and Selah, Washington where she split her time with her daughters. Jackie was employed for the greater portion of her life in bookkeeping and as a cotton broker.

She is survived by her daughters, Geneva Branch of Selah, Washington, and Sheral (Ervin) Phillips of Corsicana; her son, Ronnie (Marjorie) Motley of North Chesterfield, Virginia; grandsons, Ron (Rebecca) Davis, Jay Dee (Valery) Aten, Tim (Destiny) Motley, Tommy Phillips, Steve (Glyn) Phillips; grand daughters, Mindy Davis (Dawn), Kaitlyn Motley, M'Kayla Motley, Paula (Bubba) Kloecker and Claire Jones (Andrew); nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; her sister, Dorinda Campbell; numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. She is also survived by a best friend for life, Kay White of Lamesa.

Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, E.H. (Sonny) Motley, her parents, Clifford and Cordie West and a brother, Jimmie West.

A memorial services is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at Community Baptist Church in Corsicana.

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Ruby Marguerite (Hickey) Renfrow-Parson-Kitchen
Sep 24, 1941 - Jul 24, 2018

Marguerite Hickey Kitchen, 76 of Corsicana, passed away July 24, 2018.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Margarite Kitchen passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on July 24, 2018. Margarite passed away peacefully to be welcomed into the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Margarite expressed her love for our Lord and Savior many times and Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

Margarite loved reading the Bible, singing Hymns, crocheting blankets for her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Margarite was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Parson; brothers, Richard Hickey and Robert Hickey; brother in law, Finis Green; son Tracey Renfrow and son in law, Kevin Hill.

Margarite leaves behind brother, Lewis Hickey of Longview; sister Doris Ann Green of Longview; daughters, Tina Hill of Corsicana, Marlisa Emmons of Poteet; daughter in law, Lisa Renfrow; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11:00am - 12:00 noon at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Alexander “Elic” Gregory
Aug 14, 1906 - Jan 5, 1936

Man Critically Wounded Result Shooting Affray

Ben Widener is in custody and Alex Gregory is in the Navarro Clinic as a result of a shooting scrape shortly before 3 o’clock in a recreation club on South Beaton street. A huge crowd was attracted by the shooting as the streets were crowded at the time.

Widener went to the courthouse and surrendered to county officers immediately, it was announced at the sheriff’s office. No formal charges had been filed at press hour pending the outcome of Gregory’s injuries.

Gregory was rushed to the clinic in a Sutherland-McCammon ambulance.

Two .38 pistol bullets are reported to have penetrated Gregory’s body, one entering under the left arm and emerging on the right side and the other entering the left side of the abdomen and ranging upward and out in the back. His condition was regarded as serious.

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VICTIM SATURDAY SHOOTING DIED AT EARLY HOUR SUNDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Elix Gregory, aged 28 years, who died at 2 o’clock Sunday morning in the Navarro Clinic from gunshot wounds received Saturday afternoon at a local recreation club, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. Ada Gregory; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Goodman and Mrs. W. E. Dodds, and two brothers, Claborn Gregory and Odell Gregory, all of Corsicana.

Ben Widener is at liberty on bond of $2,500 on a formal charge of murder in connection with the death of Gregory.

A complaint for assault with intent to murder was changed to murder in Judge W. T. McFadden’s court, following the death of Gregory.

Several bullets, said to be from a .38 calibre pistol, penetrated the body of the victim.

A large crowd immediately gathered at the scene of the trouble as the streets were crowded Saturday afternoon.

Widener immediately went to the sheriff’s office and surrendered following the shooting. Gregory was rushed to the clinic in an ambulance.

It is expected the grand jury empaneled Monday morning will immediately an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the events leading to the slaying.

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Americus Vespucious Wright
Jun 6, 1865 - Feb 14, 1936

NEW MEXICO MAN DIED IN BEAUMONT; BURIAL CORSICANA

E. Z. Wright, aged 70 years of New Mexico, died in Beaumont Thursday and the body is scheduled to arrive here Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock with funeral rites planned for Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of New Mexico, mother, Mrs. Miranda B. Wright of Beaumont; a son, Calvin Wright, and a daughter, Annie Wright, both of New Mexico; two brothers, C. N. Wright and Allen V. Wright, both of Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. John D. Huitt, Beaumont, and three grandchildren.

Arrangements here are in charge of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. V. WRIGHT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Americus Vespucius Wright, 70, long time a resident of Corsicana, but recently of New Mexico and Beaumont, who died of pneumonia at 3 o’clock Friday morning in Beaumont, were held at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon and interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery, Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, had charge of the rites, and was assisted by Leslie G. Thomas, pastor of the Church of Christ, and members of the W. O. W. lodge.

Pallbearers were Hugh Stewart, Willie Moss, Ray Harrison, Arthur Huitt, Harry B. Trau and Marion Simpson.

Survivors include his widow of New Mexico; mother, Mrs. Miranda B. Wright of Beaumont; a son, Calvin Wright and a daughter, Annie Wright both of New Mexico; two brothers, C. N. Wright and Allen V. Wright, both of Beaumont and three grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Sutherland-McCammon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 17, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (his initials are wrong in the obit) h/o Maud Elizabeth (Glass) Wright married Dec. 29, 1909; s/o Allen Vincent Wright, Sr. & Moranda B. (Taylor) Wright
     

Moranda B. (Taylor) Wright
Jul 4, 1846 - May 7, 1939

FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR MRS. WRIGHT, FORMER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Mrs. Moranda B. Wright, 63, widow of the late Dr. A. V. Wright, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel with the Rev. Maggart B. Howell conducting the rites. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Wright died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John D. Huitt, in Beaumont. She is surviving by her daughter, two sons, Count and Allen Wright of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. D. N. Goddard of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and ten grandchildren.

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Maud Elizabeth (Glass) Wright
Jul 23, 1879 - Oct 25, 1970

Wright Rites Set Tuesday

Mrs. Maud E. Wright, 91, a former resident of Kerens, died Sunday in Lubbock. She had been a resident of Lubbock since 1952.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Kerens. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ann Kennedy of Lubbock; one sister, Mrs. Jannie Alyres of Kerens; five brothers, C. W. and John Glass both of Kerens, Herbert Glass of Athens, Malcolm Glass of Headly and Jody Glass of Snyder.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 26, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Americus Vespucious Wright married Dec 29, 1909; d/o Calvin Addison Glass & Anna Elizabeth (Johnson) Glass buried in Bazette cemetery, Kerens, Tx.

Everett Steward Edrington
Mar 17, 1910 - Sep 26, 1936

EVERETT EDRINGTON, ACCIDENT VICTIM, BE BURIED CORSICANA

Everett Edrington, age 26 years, who died in New York City Wednesday from injuries received in an accident several days ago, will be brought here for burial. The body is expected to arrive about noon Saturday. No funeral arrangements have been announced. No details of the accident are available.

Surviving are his wife of New York City; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Edrington, Corsicana; two brothers, Milton and Roland Edrington, and two sisters, Misses Modane and Lois Ruth Edrington, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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EVERETT EDRINGTON BE BURIED MONDAY; DIED IN NEW YORK

Funeral services for Everett Edrington, aged 26 years, who died in New York City Wednesday from injuries sustained in an accident several days ago, will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of New York City; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Edrington, Corsicana; two brothers, Milton and Roland Edrington, and two sisters, Misses Modane and Ruth Edrington, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Emmerson Garrett Patton
Jan 27, 1863 - Jun 11, 1936

NAVARRO COUNTY NATIVE IS BURIED FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for E. G. Patton, aged 73 years, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana for 40 years, who died at his home, 1030 W. Sixth avenue Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Homer Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Judge R. R. Owen, local attorney, gave the funeral oration.

Surviving are his wife, seven sons, Louis, Garrett, Arthur, J. C., Paul, Richard and J. W. Patton; and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Prince and Mrs. Leo Meyers, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Irvine, Robert Cooksey, J. C. Roe, Kelsey Blackney, George W. Boyd and William A. Massey.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 12, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lenora Ann (Newton) Patton; s/o John R. Patton & Margaret (Anderson) McAnulty-Patton (Margaret is buried in Eureka cemetery)

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NAVARRO COUNTY NATIVE DIED AT HOME THURSDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES SCHEDULED BE HELD SOMETIME FRIDAY

E. G. Patton, aged 73 years, native of Navarro county, died at his home, 1030 West Sixth avenue Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock. The funeral will be held sometime Friday.

Mr. Patton was born near Eureka and had resided in Corsicana for the past 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lenora Patton; seven sons, Louis, Garrett, Arthur, J. C., Paul, Richard and J. W. Patton; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Prine and Mrs. Lee Meyers, and other relatives.

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

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James Quay McCammon
Sep 2, 1869 - Aug 6, 1901

Corsicana, Tex, Aug. 7---
James Quay McCammon died at his home on East Ninth avenue at 11:40 o'clock last night. Mr. McCammon had resided here for about 30 years and was for years prominent in business and official circles. The remains were buried in
Oakwood Cemetery this afternoon under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News 8-9-1901

William Clarence "Jack" McCarver
Dec 19, 1896 - Jun 21, 1959

Jack McCarver Rites Tuesday

William C. (Jack) McCarver, 62, former Corsicanan, died in a Waco hospital Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Wilkirson and Hatch chapel in Waco followed with a graveside service at
Oakwood cemetery here at 11:45 a.m.

Rev. J. Dalton Havard will officiate at both services.

A native of Fort Worth, he moved to Corsicana with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. E. D. McCarver, as a child and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1914 and went to Indianapolis, Ind., where he was employed by Art Chevrolet and Louie Chevrolet, owners of the Chevrolet Motor Car Co. He was in the sports car building and testing department and drove in the Indianapolis 500-mile races in 1926 and 1927.

McCarver left Chevrolet in 1917 to go to World War 1 and returned in 1919 where he remained there until 1933 when he moved to Dallas and became a wholesale dealer in used cars. He retired due to ill health in 1957 and has resided at Waco since his retirement.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nell Gammon McCarver, Waco; two brothers, Farley McCarver, Corsicana, and James Lawrence McCarver, Orange; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Harrison, Corsicana; Mrs. E. H. Hancock, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. John B. Gale, North Hollywood Calif., and Mrs. Tom T. Cole, Alamo, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sid Davis, Roy Ward, John Green, Barney Holmes, and Dewey Dickson. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

McCammon is directing arrangements here.

Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas
Corsicana Daily Sun
June 22, 1959


Glenda Joe (McGraw) Bain
Feb 15, 1942 - Aug 16, 2018

Glenda Jo McGraw-Bain, 76, of Frankston passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at UT Health in Tyler. She was born on Feb. 15, 1942 in Blooming Grove to Robert and Viola Mae McGraw.

Glenda was a dedicated mother, sister, aunt, great-aunt and grandmother to her family. She was also one of the Sewing Sisters of Texas that makes and donates quilts to Seven Star Foundation, which provides military children the opportunity to attend YMCA camp.
She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Viola Mae McGraw; brothers, Jim Bob, Sunny and Raymond McGraw and sisters Nannie Ruth Palmer and Mary Nell McGraw.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy Jo Bain and husband Lance Hughes; son, Scott Bain and wife Amy; sisters, Dorothy Jean McGraw, Lena Mae and husband Bob Winstead, Peggie Sue Reynolds, Doris Stibbins, Diann Cornish and husband Ray; sister-in-law Patsy McGraw, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Corley Blooming Grove Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Visitation with the family will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at the Corley Blooming Grove Chapel in Blooming Grove, followed by a grave side service at 1:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

The family is asking, instead of flowers to please make donations to Seven Star Foundation P.O. Box 2481 Big Bear City, CA 92314. Phone number 951-751-3136.

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Charlie J. Ross
abt 1935 - Dec 21, 2015

Charlie J. Ross, 80, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at
Trisun Care Center in Corsicana. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be
11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the
Rev. Dairy Johnson Sr. officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Helen Vivian (Bateman) Detrick
abt 1934 - Dec 20, 2015

Helen Vivian Detrick, 81 of Corsicana formerly of Kerens, passed away
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Mrs. Detrick was
born Sept. 6, 1934 to Hester Dalton Bateman and Jean Inez Hulsey
Bateman. Services will be private.

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Milton Kendrick Edrington
Jan 11, 1914 - Jan 25, 1972

M. K. Edrington

Graveside services for Milton K. Edrington, 58 will be at noon Friday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Edrington, who died Tuesday in Dallas, was raised in Corsicana and graduated from the State School here. His father, A. J. Edrington, was an employe of the school for several years.

Survivors include his widow, Rose, of Dallas, five daughters, two sisters and a brother.

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Paul Moody Betts
Mar 9, 1929 - Jan 23, 2018

Paul M. Betts

Paul Moody Betts left his earthly home for his heavenly home on January 23, 2018 at the age of 88 years. At the time of his death he was living in Austin, Texas with his son and daughter-in-law. Paul was pre-deceased by his parents, George Vernon and Annie Mae Betts, his beloved wife of almost 57 years, Ann Edrington Betts and 4 of his 5 siblings: Verna Warner, Pete Betts, Bob Betts and Annette Walker.

He is survived by his son, Mark Betts, Daughter-in-law, Leah Betts and 2 grandsons, Blake Betts and Ross Betts of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his brother George Betts Jr. and wife Joy of Tyler, Texas. In addition, he is survived by several sisters-in-law, Linda Kilpatric, Tommie Works, Mikki Sikorski, Mary Marc Johnson and Mickey-Marie Enders, Ruth Betts Bird and Yvonne Betts. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Lewis Walker. There are many nephews and nieces, cousins and dear friends that were a significant part of his life and they will miss him dearly. You were fortunate indeed if you knew Paul Betts.

Paul was born March 9, 1929 at home near New Summerfield, Texas. He was the 5th of 6 children born to George Vernon and Annie Mae Betts. His parents were share-croppers and the whole family was very hard working. As a child, one of Paul's responsibilities was to bring in wood for the stove that heated the family home. The family always had a garden and raised livestock. Most of the homes he lived in as a child did not have indoor plumbing or electricity. He always said that he did not want to own a home with a fireplace because he hauled so much wood as a kid.

Paul went to work for Southern Pacific Railroad as a telegrapher soon after he finished high school. He was transferred to Alice, Texas and met his future wife, Ann, at church. They were married in 1953 and lived in Victoria, Texas where their son Mark was born in 1955. The railroad moved the family to McAllen, Texas in 1967. He worked in the Southern Pacific offices, primarily in Harlingen and McAllen. Paul retired from Southern Pacific after a 41 year career.

Paul was a faithful servant of God and never hesitated to help anyone. He was known for doing yard work, house painting, preparing meals and even doing minor home repairs especially for elderly friends and neighbors. He lived his life with a gentle and humble spirit and a huge heart for people. Over the years, the Betts family opened their home to many visitors and exhibited loving hospitality to all. Paul and his family worshiped and served at Harvey Drive Church of Christ for many years, volunteering with the youth group and teaching Bible classes. Paul served as an elder for the church as well. By God's grace, he survived several major health issues over the years and defied more than one doctor’s grim prognosis. Paul particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandsons. He loved playing games, taking them to the park and teaching songs to them as children. As they grew, he volunteered at their elementary school, attended their various sporting & school events, and he loved talking with them about all their adventures and exploits.
Paul left a wonderful legacy of loving and serving his family and friends. He was truly a "Good and Faithful Servant" as God's word says in Matthew 25. We are confident he is at peace and at home in God’s presence.

Notes:

  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Ann (Edrington) Betts; s/o George Vernon Betts & Annie Mae (Mitchell) Betts

Dura Ethel (Edrington) Rogers
Dec 20, 1883 - Jan 30, 1937

MRS. LEE D. ROGERS DIED SATURDAY; BE BURIED ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Lee D. Rogers, 57, died at 7 o’clock Saturday morning at the Navarro Clinic, and funeral services are planned for 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist church with Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, conducting the rites. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Edwards, Jr., Tyler, and Mrs. C. D. Peglar, Beaumont; one sister, Mrs. T. R. Harkrider, Fort Worth; one brother, Austin L. Edrington, Elysian Fields, Tex.; two grandchildren, Dura E. Peglar and Ewing Edwards and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. E. Still, J. W. Read, W. P. Sumner, Chester Minyard, J. D. Blue and W. C. Watson.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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MRS. LEE ROGERS BURIED SUNDAY FROM 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee D. Rogers, aged 57 years, who died at 7 o’clock Saturday morning at the Navarro Clinic, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Edwards, Jr. Tyler, and Mrs. C. D. Pegler, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. T. R. Hardriker, Fort Worth, a brother, Austin L. Edrington, Elysian Fields, Texas; two grandchildren, Dora E. Pegler and Ewing Edwards, and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. E. Still, J. W. Read, W. P. Sumner, Chester Minyard, J. D. Blue and W. C. Watson.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Fred Saigor White, Sr.
Mar 7, 1879 - Mar 1, 1959

Fred S. White Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Fred S. White, Sr., 79, native of Corsicana, died at the family residence, 2422 Park Row, Sunday night, after a long illness.

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

Surviving are four sons, Leslie White, Corsicana; Frank White, Winnsboro; Felix White, Shreveport, La., and Fred S. White, Jr., West Columbia; two daughters, Mrs. Inez Tadlock and Mrs. L. J. Lawrence, both of Baytown; a number of grandchildren; a brother, Frank M. White, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Sheppard, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 2, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Edna Osborne (Mayo) White; s/o William Henry White & Mary Ann (Laverty) White (his brother George Thomas White is also listed as Whytte)

James Edward White
Oct 6. 1866 - Jan 19, 1944

Funeral Services Thursday Afternoon For J. Ed White

Funeral services for James Ed White, pioneer resident of Corsicana who died at his home here Tuesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge officiated and burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, four brothers, a sister, a grandson and other relatives.

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George T. Whytte/White
Dec 11, 1863 - Aug 7, 1946

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED AT HOME EARLY FRIDAY

George T. Whytte, aged 82 years, died at his home, 1638 West Third avenue Friday morning. A native of Triad, Ala., he was brought to Waxahachie as a six-weeks-old babe and the family came to Corsicana a short time later where he has since resided.

Funeral arrangements had not been perfected early Friday afternoon pending the arrival of his son, Charles Whytte, Long Beach, Calif.

Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery and the rites will be conducted by Rev. Finis Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent, and Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Kate Armstrong Whytte, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Mabel Whytte, Long Beach, Calif.; three brothers, W. W. White, Beaumont; Fred S. White and Frank White, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John Sheppard, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug. 9, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Kate (Armstrong) Whytte/White married s/o William Henry White and Mary Ann (Laverty) White
  • (Monument for him and Kate has White-- obit says Whytte, his death certificate says Whytte for him and his parents, his daughter Mable used Whytte- census says Whytte, his brothers and sisters all used White very confusing)
     

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEO. T. WHYTTE SCHEDULED SUNDAY

Funeral services for George T. Whytte, aged 82 years, who died at the family home, 1638 West Third avenue, Friday, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana District Methodist Superintendent.

Born in Triad, Ala., he came to Texas as a six-weeks’ old babe and resided at Waxahachie a short time before the family moved to Corsicana.

Whytte was employed as a salesman at various business establishments here for years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kate Armstrong Whytte, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Mabel Whytte, Corsicana; a son, Charles Whytte, Long Beach, Calif.; three brothers, W. W. White, Beaumont; Fred S. and Frank White, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Sheppard, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Preston Inmon, Billie Bob Inmon, Leslie White, Joe Hopkins, Frank White, Morvell Thomas, Elmer Lee Nutt and James White.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Brotherhood Bible class of the First Methodist church and friends of the family.

Notes:

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Kate (Armstrong) Whytte/White
Nov 13, 1866 - Mar 21, 1948

MRS. GEORGE WHYTTE DIES SUNDAY NIGHT; RITES ARE TUESDAY

Mrs. George T. Whytte, aged 81 years, died at her home, 1638 West Third avenue, Sunday evening at 9:45 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bomfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, district Methodist superintendent.

Native of Jasper, Texas, the daughter of the late E. L. Armstrong, Mrs. Whytte resided in Corsicana most of her life. Her father was a Methodist minister.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mable Whytte, Corsicana, a son, Charles Whytte, Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor A. Thomas and Mrs. Annie Hart, both of Houston, and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 22, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Thomas Whytte/White d/o Rev. Everett L. Armstrong, Rev. & Katherine (Sanders) Armstrong
  • (Monument for George and Kate has White-- obit says Whytte, his death certificate says Whytte for him and his parents, his daughter Mable used Whytte- census says Whytte, daughter Kate Everett White’s monument says White, his brothers and sisters all used White very confusing)
     

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. GEORGE WHYTTE ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. George T. Whytte, 81, native Texan, who died at her home, 1638 West Third avenue, Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Edwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent. Mrs. Whytte had resided in Corsicana most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Rev. E. L. Armstrong, pioneer Methodist minister.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mable Whytte, Corsicana, a son, Charles Whytte, Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor A. Thomas and Mrs. Annie Hart, both of Houston, and a number of other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Elian (White) Sheppard
Oct 21, 1876 - Jul 24, 1963

Mrs. Sheppard Dies Wednesday

Mrs. J. W. Sheppard, 86, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Twilight Home Wednesday morning. She was a member of the Emanuel Baptist church and resided at 2620 West Eighth avenue.

She was the widow of the late J. W. Sheppard, retired carpenter and former justice of the peace, Precinct 1.

Surviving are a son, Carl C. Sheppard, Corsicana; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank M. White, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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

The services will be conducted by Rev. John Dillingham, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Curry Butler, Lloyd K. Carraway, Emmett Dosser, Bill Onstott, Joe Coggins and Fred Wyrick.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 24, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John William Sheppard; d/o William Henry White & Mary Ann (Laverty) White (her brother George Thomas White also is listed Whytte)

Frank Morgan White
Apr 22, 1881 - Dec 30, 1963

Frank M. White Dies Monday

Frank M. White, 74, native of Corsicana, retired Magnolia Petroleum company employ, died at his home, 2618 West Eighth avenue, following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

White was transferred from Corsicana refinery to one at Beaumont and after retirement he returned to Corsicana to reside. He was with the Corsicana fire department at one time.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Jack O. Polk, Corpus Christi, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 31, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ida B. (unk) Polk-White married Aug. 19, 1935 s/o William Henry White and Mary Ann (Laverty) White (his brother George Thomas White is also listed as Whytte)
     

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Frank M. White Services Held

Funeral services for Frank M. White, 74, retired Magnolia Petroleum Company employe, who died at his home, 2618 West Eighth avenue Monday night were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Corsicana, he was transferred from the Corsicana refinery to Beaumont where he retired, returning to reside in Corsicana. He was with the fire department at one time.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Jack O. Polk, Corpus Christi, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jim Ellett, Preston Inmon, Carl Sheppard, Bobby Coggins, W. F. Carver, Lloyd Carraway, George Frost and Leslie White.

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Narbon Lee Hatley
Sep 6, 1936 - Nov 18, 1936

BABY DIED EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AT CHATFIELD HOME

Funeral services for Norborn Lee Hatley, three-months -old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Hatley, who died at the family home in Chatfield Wednesday morning at 1:30 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Chatfield Methodist church with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. George Henry, Baptist minister of Rice.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Burley Van Hatley and James Earl Hatley; a sister, Helen Marie Hatley, all of Chatfield; and two grandfathers, A. S. Hatley, Corsicana, and J. W. Davis, Chatfield.

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

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Burley Van Hatley
Apr 24, 1897 - Jun 16, 1966

B. V. Hatley Dies Thursday VA Hospital

B. V. Hatley, 69, native of Maynard, Ark. but resident of Blooming Grove, Rice and Corsicana most of his life, died in the VA hospital in Temple on Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Hatley was a Baptist minister, formerly was a justice of the peace in Rice – Chatfield – Roane area for years and was a deputy sheriff of Navarro county before going into the insurance business. He was a Mason and a Veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, B. V. Hatley, Jr., and James E. Hatley, both of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. H. A. Ozborn, Union, Miss.; eight grandchildren; five brothers, Will Hatley, Waco; J. J. Hatley, Hubbard; Marvin Hatley, DeSoto; Leahmon and John Hatley, both of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Inez Spurrier, Irving; Maude Malcolm, Corsicana, Telula Anderson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Effie McGee, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. O. Curington, C. E. Keathley, W. E. Percival, O. F. Prater, R. L. Jones and John Tipton.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun. 17, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cora Lee (Davis) Hatley married Dec. 5, 1919; s/o Alfred Flower Hatley & Margaret Bell (Stephens) Hatley buried at Rose Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.

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Hold Services For B. V. Hatley

Funeral services for B. V. Hatley, 69, who died in the Temple VA hospital Thursday night will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Native of Maynard, Ark., Hatley spent most of his life in Blooming Grove, Rice and Corsicana. A Baptist minister, he was justice of the peace and deputy sheriff for a number of years before entering the insurance business. A veteran of World War I, he had been retired several years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, B. V. Hatley, Jr. and James E. Hatley, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. H. A. Ozborn, Union, Miss.; eight grandchildren, five brothers, Will Hatley, Waco; J. J. Hatley, Hubbard; Marvin Hatley, DeSoto; Leahmon and John Hatley, both of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Inez Spurrier, Irving; Mrs. Maude Malcolm, Tyler; Mrs. Teulah Anderson, Corsicana; Mrs. Effie Magee, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. O. Curington, C. E. Keathley, W. E. Percival, O. F. Prater, R. L. Jones and John Tipton.

Corley directs.

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William Poole
May 15, 1867 - Jan 19, 1936

CORBET FARMER IS BURIED ON MONDAY; DIED ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for William Poole, aged 68 years, farmer of the Corbet community for the past 15 years, who died Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock after a short illness, were held at Corbet Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Corsicana Church of Christ.

No known relatives survive.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mona Christine (Smotherman) Starnes
Sep 18, 1913 - Jan 10, 1964

Mrs. Starnes Rites Sunday

Mrs. W. R. Starnes, 50, native of Mertens, died in Memorial hospital Friday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband and two sons, Bobby Ray and Jimmy Starnes, all of Corsicana; a brother, Marshall Smotherman, Wilmer; a sister, Mrs. Raymond Ellison, Lafayette, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Cravens, C. E. Keathley, Bill Davis, Willie Watson, W. R. McAlester and W. E. Percival.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan. 11, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Willie Ratiss “Ray” Starnes; d/o Mack Beaty Smotherman & Ada (Simpson) Smotherman-Lawhon buried in Myrtle cemetery, Ennis, Texas

Alma May (Thompson) Anderson-Rice
Sep 18, 1906 - Sep 21, 1936

RICHLAND WOMAN WAS BURIED THERE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Rice, aged 30 years, who died at the family home in Richland Monday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock were held from the Richland Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Cade cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, J. B. Rice, Richland; two daughters, Betty Jean and Yvaughn, Rice, both of Richland; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie Harris, Streetman; Miss Agness Thompson, Streetman; Mrs. Lois Murrell, Richland; a brother, Johnnie B. Thompson, and father, C. E. Thompson, Richland.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sept. 22, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Alton B. Anderson married Sep. 30, 1924 2nd husband J. B. Rice; d/o C. E. Thompson & Ida (Clark) Thompson per death certificate

Thomas H. Crook
May 27, 1856 - Apr 22, 1964

Thos. H. Crook Died Wednesday Near Age Of 108

WORTHAM, April, 23. (Spl.)—Thomas H. Crook, believed to be 108 years of age died Wednesday at his home near Streetman, Route 2, Wortham, Freestone county. He is believed to be the oldest resident of this section of the state. He was a retired farmer and Baptist.

Native of Nashville, Tenn., he resided in the Currie, Navarro county community before moving to his present home 10 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at the Cade chapel near Streetman Friday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. I. Sandlin, pastor of the Wortham Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Cade Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Chapman, Route 2 Wortham; two sons, Will and Henry Crook, both of Kerens; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Walker Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 23, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Delia (Harrison) Crook (her obit says Richland cemetery, death certificate says Richland, Texas); s/o Wash Crook & Salina (UNKNOWN) Crook

George Washington Burleson
Mar 15, 1869 - Feb 18, 1936

FREESTONE NATIVE, BROTHER CORSICANA WOMAN, PASSED AWAY

WORTHAM, Feb. 19.—(Spl.)—George W. Burleson, age 67, died at his country home near Fairfield late Monday. Deceased was a prominent pioneer native of Freestone county, and a former resident of Wortham where he was a merchant in the dry goods business. He also served as sheriff of Freestone county a number of years. Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist church of Fairfield, with burial in the old Cade cemetery. The time depending upon the arrival of relatives.

Immediate relatives surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. L.W. Rudafill of Fairfield, and one son, Roy Burleson of Dallas. The following brothers and sisters: Oliver Burleson, Wortham; John Burleson and Joe Burleson of Fort Worth; Dave Burleson, Streetman; Mrs. H. B. Daviss of Corsicana; Mrs. M. Baker of Stamps, Ark.; two grandchildren, Mildred Burleson of Dallas, and Lee Judson Davis of Fairfield.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 19, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Frances “Bettie” (Hood) Burleson married May 12, 1912; s/o David Burleson & Sarah Louise “Sally” (Dunagan) Burleson buried in Hopson Burleson Memorial cemetery, Freestone county, Tx.

Donald Lee Ridens
Nov 35, 1936 - Dec 6, 1936

Funeral Services Monday For Child

Donald Lee Ridens, 11-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ridens, died at the family residence, 600 North Ninth street, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Dorothy Jean, and a brother, Billie Joe Ridens.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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T. J. Ridens
Oct 25, 1912 - May 10, 1940

T. J. RIDENS DIED NEAR NOON FRIDAY; BURIAL BE SATURDAY

T. J. Ridens, aged 27 years, died at his home on North Seventh street Friday about noon after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be made in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggard B. Howell, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters and a son; father, B. G. Ridens, Corsicana; four brothers, Jack Ridens, Corsicana; Bill Ridens, Corsicana; B. G. Ridens, Jr., Trinidad, and Ross Ridens, Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Alma Henderson and Mrs. Lucy Harris both of Houston; Mrs. Beulah Allen, Mexia; Mrs. Alice Carpenter, Dallas, and Mrs. Mary Bonner, Fort Worth.

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Rites Saturday For T. J. Ridens; Burial Zion’s Rest

Funeral services for T. J. Ridens, 27 years of age, who died Friday noon at his home on North Seventh street after a brief illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 9 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggard B. Howell, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Survivors are his wife, two daughters, a son, all of Corsicana; father, B. G. Ridens, Corsicana; four brothers, Jack Ridens, Corsicana; Bill Ridens, Corsicana; B. G. Ridens, Jr., Trinidad, and Ross Ridens, Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Alma Henderson and Mrs. Lucy Harris both of Houston; Mrs. Beulah Allen, Mexia; Mrs. Alice Carpenter, Dallas, and Mrs. Mary Bonner, Fort Worth.

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Gerald Ridens
Dec 12, 1939 - Apr 16, 1940

BABY DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL TUESDAY; BURIAL ZION’S REST

Gerald Ridens, 4-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ridens of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral rites will be held from the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Interment will be in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, two sisters, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Ridens, Corsicana.

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Pickens K. Benton
Jan. 23, 1904 - Jul. 30, 1930

NAVARRO COUNTY BOY BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS

REMAINS MARINE CORPS CORPORAL INTERRED IN ARLINGTON CEMETERY

The following letter received by Mrs. E. G. Benton, Corsicana, Route 2, from Lt. Colonel Roy S. Geiger, U. S. Marine Corps, commanding, tells of the death of her son, Corporal Pickens K. Benton, U. S. Marine Corps:

Office of the Commanding Officer, Aircraft One, First Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Va., October 13, 1936.

Mrs. E. G. Benton, Route 2, Corsicana, Texas.

My dear Mrs. Benton: As commanding Officer, I am writing you in behalf of myself and the members of this command to express our deep sympathy and sincere regret in the loss you have sustained in the sudden taking away of your son, the late Corporal Pickens K. Benton, U. S. Marine Corps.

Your son has established a particularly fine reputation for himself among the officers and enlisted men of this command with whom he came into contact in his daily duties. His cheerfulness and smile, which he had for all, will always be remembered. You may rest assured that his life in the Marine Corps was one of usefulness, and his service therein was such as to bring only commendation of the highest order.

Your son died at or about 11:42 a.m., on 30 July 1936, at this Post with meningitis acute. His death occurred in the line of duty and in no way the result of misconduct. The remains were interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on August 1, 1936, with military honors.

With best wished and with renewed expressions of deepest sympathy and regret, I am,

Sincerely yours,
Roy S. Geiger
Lt. Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps, Commanding.

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John James MacLachlan
Jan. 2, 1874 - Nov. 25, 1952

J. J. MacLachlan Dies In Denton

J. J. Maclachan 72, Denton insurance man, died of a heart attack Tuesday morning at his home in Denton.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but the rites will probably be held in Denton Thursday, relatives here learned.

Surviving are his wife, the former, Annie Roxburgh of Corsicana; two sons, John Maclachlan, Washington, and Robert Maclachlan, Veterans Hospital, McKinney, and other relatives.

He is the brother-in-law of Jim and George Roxburgh. Both of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues, Nov 25, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born in Scotland h/o Annie (Roxburgh) MacLachlan; s/o James William MacLachlan & Jessie (Cunningham) MacLachlan
  • Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton, Tx.

Matt T. Beasley
Aug 24, 1875 - Jul 9, 1936

NAVARRO COUNTY NATIVE DIED AT ROANE THURSDAY

Mat Beasley, 60 years, died at 9:15 Thursday evening at the family residence at Roane, and funeral services were held at the Corley Funeral chapel at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon with burial in the Conner cemetery. Mr. Beasley had been a resident of the Roane and Chatfield communities all his life. He died following a six weeks illness.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, W. N. Beasley and Paul O. Beasley, both of Chatfield and G. F. Beasley of Navasota; three daughters, Mrs. H. J. Coffman, Nederland, Tex., and Mary Joe Beasley and Rosalyn Beasley both of Chatfield; two brothers, Sam and Bill Beasley, both of Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Street Mitchell, Tupelo; Mrs. F. M. Denney, Roane and Mrs. Jewel McKinsey, Dallas, and one grandchild.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements.

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Jimmie Ann (Jones) Taylor
Jan 23, 1944 - Aug 17, 2018

Obituary for Jimmie Jones Taylor
Jimmie Ann Taylor, resident of Richland Chambers Lake passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018, at the age of 74.
Jimmie Ann Taylor was born on January 23rd, 1944 to Azalene Jones Cardenas and J.C. Jones in Blooming Grove, Texas. Jimmie spent her childhood in Blooming Grove and, as a young woman, moved to the Dallas area and began her career at the Army Air Force Exchange.
After her retirement, Jimmie loved to work in her yard, to host Sunday lunch for her family and friends, and to spend time with her beloved grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Nanette Myers and husband Gary Myers, granddaughter Ella and grandson Rylan of Plano; brother, James (Bubba) Jones and wife Brenda of Blooming Grove, and Danny Jones of Frost; as well as a host of other loving family and friends.
Jimmie is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Dwayne and Jerry Lee Jones and, sister, Wanda Jean Parker.
Visitation with her family will be on Tuesday, August 21st from 2 - 3pm in the Chapel at Griffin – Roughton Funeral Home 1530 N. 45th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 3pm, with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

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Frances Jack (Arnette) Moore-Phaup
May 17, 1932 - Aug 12, 2018

 
Celebration of Life
Frances Phaup
May 17, 1932 - Aug 12, 2018
11 AM Saturday, August 25, 2018
Colorado River Cowboy Church
Smithville, Texas 78957

A loving Mother to her children, Mammaw to her grandchildren and "Aunt Frances", to many friends. Aunt Frances loved her God, Church, family and friends. She liked gospel music and singing. As a young woman she would sing with her sisters, Billie and Lou. Frances started the Blanket Club at CRCC, she gathered a few ladies together and started making crocheted blankets for Project Linus. The group has grown and they provide about 50 blankets a month.  Aunt Frances will be dearly missed by her family, church family, and many, many friends. With her beautiful smile and sparkling personality, she always has a kind word for everyone. You go "rest High on that Mountain", Aunt Frances.

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Frances Jack Phaup passed peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the age of 86.  She was born in Barry, Texas on May 17, 1932 to parents Travis and Mildred (Leach) Arnett.  There will be a Celebration of Life to celebrate the beautiful life of Frances that beginning at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Colorado River Cowboy Church located on Hwy 71 East, Smithville, Texas.

Notes:

  • All Faiths Of The Pines  -  Aug. 12, 2018

  • Submitted by Diane Richards


Tommy E. Wardell
July 11, 1940 - Aug 20, 2018

Services for Tommy E. Wardell, age 78, of Palestine will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Dogwood Hills Baptist Church in Palestine. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home. Mr. Wardell died Monday morning at the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. He was born in Palestine on July 11, 1940 to Earl and Maggie Bee Brown Wardell.
Mr. Wardell was an educator and worked in some capacity as a teacher, principal, or administrator for the Corsicana ISD and later for Texas A&M Commerce for almost 40 years. He married Mary Louise Arnold on December 28, 1961 in Houston. Mr. Wardell has in the past served on the Texas State Teachers Association, the Corsicana City Council, the Anderson County Underground Water Conservation District and the Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department. He was a kind and gentle man that never met a stranger and treated everyone as an equal, whether they were the janitor or the school superintendent. He loved to cook, and could make the best fried round steak or ham with all the fixings for miles around, and if he liked you, he picked on you. He took great pride in teaching students and new teachers. He will truly be missed.
Mr. Wardell is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Frances Wardell Lanier.

He is survived by his wife Mary Louise Wardell of Palestine, sister Charlotte Jensen and husband Gary of Spring and children Tom Wardell and wife Toni of Palestine, Tim Wardell and wife Kayla of Frisco, Tammy Wardell of Richardson, and daughter-in-law Melissa Wardell of Frisco, grandchildren, Tara Carroll and husband Eric of Altus, OK, Tyler Wardell and Tori Wardell of Palestine, Trevor Wardell and Katherine Wardell of Frisco, great grandchildren, Emaleigh Wardell and Lane Wardell of Palestine, Kailyn Carroll, Kynlee Carroll and Kalli Carroll of Altus, OK, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, August 24, 2018 at Herrington Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritan's Purse, which Mr. Wardell and his wife actively donated, the American Cancer Society, or The Hospice of East Texas.

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Edward Dewayne Carter
Jul 8, 1949 - Aug 28, 2018

Edward Dewayne Carter of Corsicana passed away Aug. 28, 2018. Viewing is 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday Sept. 2, 2018 at the funeral home.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 4, at Mt. B Zion Baptist Church in Kerens.
Service under the direction of Community Funeral Home, 1412 MLK Jr. Blvd., Waxahachie, Texas 75165

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Letha Frances (Lindley) Lightfoot
Nov 12, 1917 – Aug 26, 2018

Letha Frances Lightfoot passed away from this world Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 in Corsicana at Twilight Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 12, 1917 to Addie and W.B. Lindley in Haskell.
In 1936 Letha and Travis Lightfoot were married and had 63 years together until his death in 1999. They lived in Floydada and had three children. In 2005 Letha moved to Corsicana to be near her daughter.
She was preceded in death by both parents, husband Travis, two brothers and six sisters.
She is survived by her daughters Nita Carmack of Corsicana; sons Kenneth Lightfoot of Amarillo and Michael Lightfoot and wife Bonnie of Grand Junction, Colorado; sister Doris Roberts of Sulphur Springs; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Floydada Memorial Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana and Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada for their services. Dr. Dale Campbell and all the kind and caring people at Twilight Nursing Home, as well as Hand-In-Hand Hospice for their care.
Funeral arrangements in Corsicana by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home and in Floydada by Moore - Rose Funeral Home.

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Raymond Williams
abt 1944 - Aug 13, 2018

Raymond A. Williams, 74, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at the Vibra Specialty Hospital in DeSoto.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24,2018 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25,2018 at the Second Mission Baptist Church located at 909 S. Fifth St.
Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27,2018 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Anita (Garcia) Davila
Jul 26, 1926 – Aug 18, 2018

Anita G. Davila, 92, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at her residence. She was born July 26, 1926 in Kerens. She graduated from Kerens High School. She was a homemaker for many years and then worked at Navarro Regional Hospital for 16 years as a Nurse's Aide. She loved caring for her patient's and in 1985, she received the National Frist Humanitarian Award in Nashville, Tennessee, the company's highest award. It recognized her caring spirit and devotion to her job.
She loved working in her flower beds and could turn a dried twig back into a blooming flower without much effort. You always knew which house belonged to her by all the pretty plants and flowers. She enjoyed visiting the sick and going to church every day when her health allowed it.
She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and friend, Andres Charles Davila Sr.; sons, Randy, Freddie and Floyd Davila; father, Juan Garcia; mother, Rosa Rodriguez and step-father, Pablo Aguilar; brothers, Manuel Garcia, Charles and Salvador Aguilar; sisters, Esther Alexander and Angelina Salazar. She was the last surviving sibling.
She is survived by sons, Andy Davila Jr. (Bonnie) of Glen Flora and Gilbert Davila; daughters, Mercy Alonzo (Sunday) and Belinda Moreno (Lewis) of Midlothian; grandchildren, Dr. Andrea Davila Muegge and Andrew Davila III of Glen Flora, Michael Alonzo, Rachel Lovett (Robbie) of Jasper, Devin Moreno of Carrolton, and Delaney Moreno of Lubbock, Joshua Davila (Ronnie) of Snyder and Christian Davila of Purdon; great grandchildren, Liv Muegge of Glen Flora, Randy, Connor and Allison Alonzo, Elisha and Ezra Lovett of College Station and Eliana Lovett of Jasper and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Marco Rangel and Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Christian burial will be at Calvary Cemetery following Mass.
Pallbearers will be Paul Moreno, Earl Alexander, Salvador Moreno, Jimmy Henthorn, Charles and Tony Aguilar.

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Gertie Dell (Grissett) Gunn
Nov 10, 1896 - Jan 10, 1943

MRS. GERTIE GUNN DIED SUNDAY; WAS BURIED RICHLAND

Mrs. Gertie Gunn, age 46 years, died Sunday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the cemetery at Richland. Dillard W. Thurman, minister of the Church of Christ, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, George M. Gunn, Corsicana; two sons, B. B. Gunn, Denison; W. F. Gunn, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Melba Harrison, Abilene; Mrs. Mozelle Moreau, Corsicana; Misses Opal Gunn, Corsicana; Bettie Gunn, Kansas; Joy Gunn, Corsicana; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Gip (Payne) Pursley
Oct 4, 1874 - Oct 14, 1946

Mrs. Rufus L. Pursley Died in Mobile, Ala.

Mrs. Rufus L. Pursley, aged 72 years, of Pursley, died at Mobile, Ala., Sunday night following a several weeks illness. She was stricken while visiting in Mobile. The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Wednesday night.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but are expected to be held from the Pursley Church of Christ with burial at Pursley sometime Thursday. Max T. Neil of Birdville will officiate.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. J. H. Crider, Corsicana; Willie Lee Pursley, Mobile, Ala. And Mrs. W. B. Slater, Dawson; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother, W. B. Payne and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Rites Thursday For Mrs. R. L. Pursley

Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Pursley, age 72 years, who died at Mobile, Ala., Sunday night following a several weeks’ illness, were held from the Pursley Church of Christ Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Max T. Neil of Birdville officiated.

Mrs. Pursley, a long-time resident of Pursley, was stricken while visiting in Mobile, Ala.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. J. H. Crider, Corsicana; Willie Lee Pursley, Mobile, Ala. And Mrs. W. B. Slater, Dawson; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother, W. B. Payne and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Samuel Robert Butler
Jul 5, 1897 - Oct 28, 1976

S. R. Butler

SWEENY—Services will be at 9 a. m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church in Sweeny for Samuel Robert Butler, 79, resident of Sweeny and former resident of Navarro County, who died Thursday in Sweeny.

The Rev. Dan Bynum will officiate, and burial will be at St. Elmo Cemetery in Winkler, under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a native of White Oak, Miss.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Geneva Bass and Mrs. Flora Mae Anderson both of Sweeny and Mrs. Audeen Wheeler of Houston; two sons, Jimmy Butler of Houston and Bobby Butler of Sweeny, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and five brothers.

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Ida Delula (Thomas) Hood
Mar 15, 1880 - Jun 10, 1948

MRS. IDA HOOD IS BURIED SATURDAY AT ST. ELMO CEMETERY

Funeral rites for Mrs. Ida Hood, 68, who died Thursday at Sherman, were held at St. Elmo Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are five sons, J. H., A. F., W. D. and L. C. Hood, all of Sweeney, and R. J. Hood, Sherman; four daughters, Mrs. D. L. Harrison, Dallas; Mrs. R. H. Horn, Mrs. Ray Ward and Mrs. Vernon Chamberlain, all of Sweeney and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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Elizabeth A. (Pillans) Jeffries
Jun 15, 1857 - Jun 24, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR WINKLER RESIDENT

MRS. E. A. JEFFERIES DIES WEDNESDAY AT HOME OF HER SON

Mrs. E. A. Jeffries, pioneer resident of Winkler, died at the home of her son, Charlie Jeffries Wednesday and the funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the St. Elmo church with interment in the St. Elmo Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. M. Wilson.

Mrs. Jeffries had resided in the Winkler vicinity for about 57 years.

Surviving are a son, Charlie Jeffries, Winkler; and four daughters, Mrs. Curtis Hagler, Winkler; Mrs. J. E. Knight, Winkler; Mrs. A. K. Harris, San Antonio, and Miss Jane Jeffries, Dallas.

Pallbearers were El Harvard, Wade Harvard, Sam Harvard, Curtis Hagler, Benny Pillans and Kirvin Harris.

L. B. Bonner and Company of Eureka directed the funeral arrangements.

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James Harvey Goodwin
Mar 9, 1867 - Mar 30, 1936

JAMES H. GOODWIN DIED MONDAY; WAS BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for James H. Goodwin, aged 69 years, carpenter, who died at the P. and S. Hospital on Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

He had resided in Corsicana for 20 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Stewart, Angus, and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, Allen Edens, S. N. Georgas, R. L. McGlasson, Fred Widmer, W. R. Pressley, John C. Hughes and John Tipton.

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Rebecca Jane (Odom) Stewart
Jul 15, 1851 - Jun 27, 1936

ANGUS RESIDENT FOR HALF CENTURY DIES ON SATURDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. REBECCA JANE STEWART TO BE HELD SUNDAY

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Stewart, aged 84 years, resident of the Angus Community died at Angus Saturday morning at 7:15 o’clock after a month’s illness. Mrs. Stewart was born, July 15, 1851.

The funeral services will be held from the Union Church at Angus, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Stewart was the mother of eleven children, five of whom survive.

Surviving are three sons, John Stewart, Milton Stewart and Jesse Stewart, all of Angus; two daughters, Mrs. N. G. Dillard, Ferris and Mrs. Jim Skinner, Angus; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ANGUS PIONEER ARE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Jane Stewart, aged 84 years, pioneer of Angus, who died Saturday morning at 7:15 o’clock after an illness of a month were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Union church at Angus with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery. Mrs. Stewart had resided at Angus for the past 53 years. She was born July 15, 1851.

Surviving are three sons, John Stewart, Milton Stewart and Jesse Stewart, all of Angus; two daughters, Mrs. N. G. Dillard, Ferris and Mrs. Jim Skinner, Angus; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Juanita Elizabeth Shadix
Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 1, 1936

LITTLE GIRL DIED WEDNESDAY MORNING PURSLEY COMMUNITY

Funeral services for Jaunita Shadix, aged six years, who died Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock after a short illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Cosgrove cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Shadix, three brothers, Edward Lee, John and Buford Shadix, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shadix, all of the Pursley community.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Please change death year on the list to 1936

Carl Arnold Shadix
May 20, 1936 - Sep 4, 1936

KERENS BABY DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Carl Shadix, 3-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Shadix, residents of the Kerens community, died early this morning at the P. and S. hospital and funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, with interment in the Cosgrove cemetery, near Kerens. Rev. Dave Langston conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shadix, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements.

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Thomas Darrell Welch
May 20, 1957 – Aug 26, 2018

Thomas Darrell Welch, 61, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 at his residence.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park.

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Mr. Thomas Darrell Welch, age 61, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Ft. Polk, Louisiana on May 20, 1957 to Tom B. Welch and Johnnye Sorsby Welch.

He worked as a truck driver most of his life and loved driving his 18 wheeler across the country until an accident caused his retirement. He drove many years for Tom’s Foods. He was a real man’s man and loved to fish, to hunt, to work on cars, to build guns and to work in the flower garden keeping the flowers beautiful for his mom. Darrell was always cutting up with his family and friends. He was a big Dallas Cowboy fan and was always eager to watch the games with his pals. He was a real dog lover and dogs loved him right back. Darrell loved children, especially his grandsons and was always picking on them.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tom, his brother, Daniel Edward Welch and his sister, Brenda Gale Welch.

Darrell is survived by his mother, Johnnye Welch; his brother Jerry Welch and wife Susan; his children, Tommy Darrell Welch, Zack Carver Welch and wife, Manda and Kalen Michael Welch and wife, Jenie. Left to cherish his memories are his two grandsons; Mickey and Matt.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are schedule for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Cesar Serrano, Josh Baggett, Kyle Richardson, Jake Welch, Gene Grace and Mikey Carver. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Tom B. Welch and Johnnye (Sorsby) Welch

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