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Margaret Opal Edwards
Oct 26, 1935 - Aug 13, 1936

BABY WAS BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Margaret Opal Edwards, nine-months-old daughter of Mrs. V. A. Edwards who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night at 7 o’clock, were held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday morning at 9 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the mother, two brothers, grandparents and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 15, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Ulysses G. Edwards & Bertha B. “Birdie” (Hensley) Banks-Edwards-Tackett (Bertha is buried in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery

Robert William Wilder
May 12, 1900 - Aug 10, 1936

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT IS BURIED HERE ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Robert William Wilder, aged 36 years, former resident of Corsicana who died in Dallas Monday morning were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ja. A. Wilder, Corsicana, and a brother, K. R. Wilder, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Sears, W. M. Garlington, J. R. Bush, Herbert Lewis Hill, Edward L. Blansitt and J. C. Miller.

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ROBERT W. WILDER DIED EARLY MONDAY MORNING IN DALLAS

Robert William Wilder, 36, died early Monday morning in Dallas following a short illness, and funeral services are planned for 3:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.

Surviving are his widow; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wilder, Corsicana, and one brother, K. R. Wilder, Corsicana.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilder had lived in Corsicana a number of years ago but moved away and have lived in Dallas the past 10 years.

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John Adam Wilder
Jun 9, 1866 - Aug 14, 1937

JOHN A. WILDER DIED AT HIS HOME HERE SATURDAY

John Adam Wilder, aged 71 years, native of Alabama, but resident of Corsicana for the past 25 years, died at his home, 823 North Beaton Street, Saturday night at 8:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Home Chapel Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Nash, Methodist minister.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, and a brother, H. J. Wilder, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Doyle Pevehouse, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Rufus Pevehouse, Cleo G. Miller, R. T. Caton and Mr. Shipp.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug. 16, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Josephine (UNKNOWN) Wilder; s/o Marinda K. (UNKNOWN) Wilder buried in Ragsdale cemetery, Greenfield, Ala.

Maggie Ellen (Brown) Andrews
Jul 17, 1876 - Apr 12, 1961

Hold Rites For Mrs. Andrews Here Friday

Funeral rites were held from the Northside Baptist church here Friday at 10:30 a. m. for Mrs. Maggie Andrews, 84, native of Indiana and longtime resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday night in the Navarro Clinic.

Services were conducted by Rev. John J. Jackson, Charlotte, Texas, and Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of 820 West Thirteenth Ave. for 16 years, Mrs. Andrews lived in Navarro county for a half-century.

She is survived by eight sons, W. C. Andrews, Wichita Falls; A. D. Andrews, Kilgore; E. L. and G. H. Andrews, both of Roane; M. E., D. H. and H. L. Andrews, all of Corsicana; and J. B. Andrews, Petty’s Chapel; three daughters, Mrs. Viola Odom, Odessa; Miss Rose Andrews, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lena Roberson, Roane; a sister, Mrs. Maude Garlitz, Moran; 25 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Thomas Jefferson Mann
Jan 8, 1859 - Jun 4, 1936

THOMAS J. MANN FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Mann, aged 77 years, retired carpenter, who died at his home, 801 South Seventeenth street, Thursday night, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. M. M. Chadwell, Ponca City, Okla., and Mrs. M. E. King, Shidler, Okla.; and two sons, C. D. Mann, Shidler, Okla., and L. L. Mann, Bonham.

Pallbearers were W. T. Collins, Dave Sawyer, George DeChaume, Thomas Reed, Ed Megarity and Tom Offill.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Pugh, Blunt Baker, Claude Everett, Sam Taylor, John Reed, William Curtis, Jess Renfro, Jess Long and John C. Hughes.

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Margaret “Katie” (Coley) Settle-Mann
Jan 3, 1866 - Jul 4, 1938

MRS. KATIE MANN DIED ON MONDAY; BURIAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Katie Mann, aged 72 years, widow of the late Thomas J. Mann, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. D. Ramsey, 603 South Fifteenth street, Monday afternoon at 6 o’clock. The funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving re four daughters, Mrs. Ramsey, Corsicana; Mrs. J. H. Grunwall, Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs. M. P. Gillis, Marshall, and Mrs. E. C. Brown, Los Angeles; two sons, J. F. Settle, Sinton and W. L. Settle, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Hulea Sullivan, Centerville; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Carson, Tom Offield, J. M. Pugh, Dave Sawyer, John B. Towns, and John R. Towns, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul. 5, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Walter L. Settle buried in Oakland cemetery, Dallas, Texas 2nd husband Thomas Jefferson Mann; d/o Gene Coley per death certificate

John Bryan Keach
Jan 21, 1868 - Jun 4, 1936

J. B. KEACH TO BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. B. Keach, aged 68 years, who died at the family home, 1907 West Thirteenth avenue, Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, were scheduled to be held from the Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by J. L. Hines of Dallas, formerly minister of the local Church of Christ, assisted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the church.

Surviving are his wife, a step-daughter, Irene Martin; a sister, Mrs. Love Lohr; three nephews, J. D. Lohr, Clyde Lohr, and L. B. Keach, all of Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Victor Alexander Boyd
Apr 1, 1876 - Aug 9, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR V. A. BOYD ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

V. A. Boyd, age 60 years, died at the family residence, 1602 West Collin street at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon and funeral services will be conducted from the First Baptist church Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Earl Boyd, Corsicana; Fullwood Boyd, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Russell Purifoy, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Villa Boyd, Mrs. Reola Lawson; his mother, Mrs. R. A. Boyd; four brothers, Ira Boyd, Ernest Boyd, Nay Boyd, Ano Boyd and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Billie Johnson, Sam Stokes, Vogal Fullwood, Travis Fullwood, Barto Fullwood and Ernest Fullwood.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR V. A. BOYD ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for V. A. Boyd, aged 80 years, who died at his home, 1502 West Collin street, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the First Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Earl Boyd, Corsicana; Fullwood Boyd, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Russell Purifoy, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Villa Boyd, Mrs. Reola Lawson, both of Corrnersville, Ark.; his mother, Mrs. R. A. Boyd, Cornersville, Ark.; four brothers, Ira Boyd, Mildred; Ernest Boyd, Harlingen; and Nay Boyd and Ano Boyd both of Arkansas.

Pallbearers were Billie Johnson, Sam Stokes, Vogal Fullwood, Travis Fullwood, Barto Fullwood and Ernest Fullwood. And W. A. Fullwood, Dallas.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Robert Dee White
Jan 20, 1880 - Aug 8, 1936

ROBERT DEE WHITE DIED IN DALLAS; IS BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for Robert Dee White, age 56 years, who died at his home, 1122 Cedar Hill, Dallas, Sunday morning were held here at 12:45 Monday afternoon. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. M. E. McPhaill, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, conducted the services.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Cora White, both of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Bowles of San Antonio; Mrs. E. W. Elliott, Los Angeles, California and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were conducted by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 10, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Theresa Jane (Johnson) White married Nov. 23, 1905; s/o Andrew A. White & Winnie Florence (Alexander) White

Theresa Jane (Johnson) White
Dec 24, 1879 - Mar 6, 1957

Friday Services For Mrs. White

Mrs. Teresa Jane White, 1122 Cedar Hill, Dallas, died Wednesday.

Funeral services will be conducted Fridy at 10 a.m. from the George Brewer Funeral Home in Dallas with a graveside service at
Oakwood cemetery here Friday at 2 p.m.

Surviving are a daughter, Cora Pat White, Dallas; a brother, Robert L. Johnson, Dallas, and other relatives.

Corley is directing local arrangements.

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Betty Lou Wilkerson
Oct 3, 1934 - Feb 23, 1936

Baby Died Sunday In Dallas; Burial Here On Monday

Funeral services for Bettie Lou, 16-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wilkerson were held at
Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon at 2:30. Bettie Lou died at her home, 5204 Santa Fe street, in Dallas, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.

The body was brought overland by the McKamey-Campbell Funeral Home of Dallas.

Surviving are her parents.

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Barbara Jane Auld
Apr 26, 1935 - May 21, 1936

LITTLE CHILD DIED DALLAS HOSPITAL; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Barbara Jane Auld, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Auld, who died Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, were held from the family residence, 1237 West Fourth avenue, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, a sister, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Harper, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. M. Auld, Mexia and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Wendorf, I. P. Forsythe, Sam Crane and Ed Sarber.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Arthur Harrison Auld
Jul 16, 1895 - Jul 27, 1961

A. H. Auld, 66, Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

A. H. Auld, 66, of 1237 West Fourth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church sanctuary Friday at 3 p.m. with burial
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor.

Auld was a retired Southern Pacific Lines railroad chief yard clerk.

A deacon in the First Baptist church, Auld was also a departmental superintendent in the Sunday School and was active in other divisions of the church.

Auld was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Auld, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Bowers, Hillsboro; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. C. S. Sutherlin, Overton, and Mrs. T. L. Harrison, Sonora; two brothers, J. Mill Auld, Batesville, and Sanford Auld, Mexia, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Cooper, Johnny Noble, Dr. W. R. Sneed, Jim Howell, Lewin Johnston, R. A. Armistead, Murphy Williams and Bob Wright. Deacons of the First Baptist church will be honorary pallbearers.

McCammon will direct.

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Joseph E. “Joe” Puryear
1870 - Jan 19, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE PURYEAR MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Joe Puryear, aged 85 years, native of Kentucky, but a long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a brother, Roland Puryear, two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Curtis and Mrs. Sam Taylor, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Dickson, W. S. Curtis, Sam Taylor, Allen Edens, John C. Hughes and John Minter.

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Joseph Edward “Joe” Smalling, Sr.
Aug 12, 1886 - Mar 13, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON SATURDAY FOR JOE SMALLING

Funeral services for Joe Smalling, aged 49 years, who died at his home, 1417 West Eleventh avenue Friday morning at 5:30 o’clock following a short illness with pneumonia, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of Christ with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas of the local church, assisted by J. L. Hines of Dallas, former minister of the church here.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Johnnie Joe, Mary Alice and Ruth Smalling; parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Smalling; a sister, Mrs. Charles Blackmon; two brothers, Will and John Smalling all of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. S. Neal, Arrie E. Foster, Henry Jackson, Dick Pickens, J. L. Wilson and R. T. Caton.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Mar 14, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Leona (Reed) Guynes-Smalling-Gay-Bond married Oct. 20, 1927 buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx; s/o Marcus A. Smalling & Catherine “Kittie” (Cooper) Smalling

Catherine “Kittie” (Cooper) Smalling
Aug 1, 1955 - Aug 11, 1950

Mrs. Smalling Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Mrs. Catherine Smalling, 95, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Blackmon, 1316 West Eleventh Avenue, Friday following an extended illness.

Funeral services are planned Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Claude Holcomb of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of West Virginia, Mrs. Smalling had resided in Corsicana most of her life.

Surviving are a son, W. A. Smalling, a daughter, Mrs. Blackmon, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Roy Harrison, Charles H. Harrison, Willie C. Lewis, H. E. Smalling, Cate Shearer, and Henry Redden.

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Gladys Mackie (Hagle) Smalling
Jan 14, 1918 - Jan 21, 1949

MRS. T. M. SMALLING DIES ON THURSDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Gladys Mackie Smalling, aged 30 years, formerly of Corsicana, died in a Shreveport, La., hospital Thursday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel here Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Tom M. Smalling, and two sons, Bryan and Mack Smalling, all of Lisbon, La.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hagle, Corsicana; a brother, Lt. C. M. Hagle, Barksdale Field, La., and a sister, Mrs. J. C. Hagins, Kansas City, Mo.

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SERVICES SUNDAY FOR MRS. SMALLING; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Mackie Smalling, aged 30, of Lisbon, La. who died Thursday in a Shreveport, La. Hospital following an extended illness will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Tom M. Smalling, and two sons, Bryan and Mack Smalling, all of Lisbon, La.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hagle, Corsicana; a brother, Lt. C. M. Hagle, Barksdale Field, La., and a sister, Mrs. J. C. Hagins, Kansas City, Mo.

Pallbearers will be Silas G. Fry, Marlin Rutherford, Johnnie Harris, Guy Gibson, Glen Rea and Gillean Rea.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. T. M. SMALLING

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Mackie Smalling, aged 30 years, of Lisbon, La., were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Byrd and Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge.

Mrs. Smalling died in a Shreveport, La., hospital Thursday following an extended illness.

Surviving are her husband, Tom M. Smalling, and two sons, Bryan and Mack Smalling, all of Lisbon, La.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hagle, Corsicana; a brother, Lt. C. M. Hagle, Barksdale Field, La., and a sister, Mrs. J. C. Hagins, Kansas City, Mo.

Pallbearers were Silas G. Fry, Marlin Rutherford, Johnnie Harris, Guy Gibson, Glen Rea and Gillean Rea.

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Mrs. Smalling Funeral Sunday

Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon for Mrs. T. M. Smalling, 30, who died in Shreveport, Thursday. The rites were conducted from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Tom M. Smalling, and two sons, Bryan and Mack Smalling, all of Lisbon, La.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hagle, Corsicana; a brother, Lt. C. M. Hagle, Barksdale Field, La., and a sister, Mrs. J. C. Hagins, Kansas City, Mo.

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Jack W. Smalling. S-Sgt.
Jul 14, 1921 - May 9, 1945

Jack Smalling Funeral Services Slated Sunday

Funeral services for S-Sgt. Jack W. Smalling, killed in action in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The American Legion and Texas National Guard will have charge of the gravesite rites and will provide pallbearers.

Smalling was reared in Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Smalling, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. John Smalling, Durango, Colo.; a brother Tom Smalling, Lisbon, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Ray Cooper, Dallas; Mrs. E. R. Brann, Durango, Colo., and Mrs. Don Mauel, Fort Worth; grandmother, Mrs. M. A. Smalling, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The body will arrive in Corsicana Friday.

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Jack Smalling Funeral Rites Slated Sunday

Funeral services for S-Sgt. Jack W. Smalling, 23, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. The American Legion and Texas National Guard will conduct graveside services and provide pallbearers.

A native of Corsicana, Smalling was killed on Tajian Island, Pacific area, May 9,1945, while a radio operator on a U. S. Air Force bomber.

Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Smalling Corsicana; mother, Mrs. John Smalling, Durango, Colo.; a brother Tom Smalling, Lisbon, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Ray Cooper; Dallas; Mrs. E. R. Brann, Durango, Colo., and Mrs. Don Mauel, Fort Worth, grandmother, Mrs. M. A. Smalling Corsicana and other relatives.

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Funeral Rites Held Sunday For Jack Smalling

Funeral services for S.Sgt. Jack W. Smalling, 23, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. The American Legion and Texas Nation Guard conducted graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

A native of Corsicana, Smalling was killed on Traijan Island, Pacific area, while serving as a radio operator on a U. S. Air Force bomber, May 9, 1945.

Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Smalling Corsicana; mother, Mrs. John Smalling, Durango, Colo.; a brother Tom Smalling, Lisbon, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Ray Cooper; Dallas; Mrs. E. R. Brann, Durango, Colo., and Mrs. Don Mauel, Fort Worth, grandmother, Mrs. M. A. Smalling Corsicana and other relatives.

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John Benjamin Smalling
Sep 6, 1882 - Jan 20, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. B. SMALLING SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John B. Smalling, aged 57 years, 1118 West Fifteenth avenue, who died Friday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of Christ with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the church.

Mr. Smalling had resided in Corsicana since childhood. He had operated a planning mill here for a number of years and was well-known here.

He was stricken in his garage Friday morning when he prepared to go to his place of business, and when discovered by members of the family, was rushed to the hospital.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Smalling, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Cooper, Dallas; Mrs. E. R. Brann, Mattoon, Ill., and Miss Johnnie Smalling, Corsicana; two sons, Tom Smalling, Lisbon, La., and Jack Smalling, Corsicana; a brother, W. A. Smalling, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Charles Blackmon, Corsicana, and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. Honea, Cleve Rogers, Willie White, Max D. Almond, Carl Haley and Beauford Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers were J. E. Metcalf, Henry Cooper, Jess Hart, Tom Caton, Luther Wilson, Guy Hardin, W. F. Smith, Joe Isom and A. E. Foster.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 23, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bessie Mae (Duren) Smalling married Oct. 17, 1904; s/o Marcus A. Smalling & Catherine “Kittie” (Cooper) Smalling

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JOHN B. SMALLING, RESIDENT CORSICANA FIFTY YEARS, DIES

John B. Smalling, aged 57 years, 1118 West Fifteenth avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock after a few hours’ illness. Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the church.

A native of Kansas, Mr. Smalling had resided in Corsicana for 50 years. He had been engaged in the planning mill business for many years.

He was stricken Friday morning when he went to his garage to go to his work, and he was discovered in an unconscious condition a short time later by members of the family.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Smalling, Corsicana; two sons, Tom (Buster) Smalling, Lisbon, La., and Jack Smalling, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Cooper, Dallas; Mrs. E. R. Brann, Mattoon, Ill., and Miss Johnnie Smalling, Corsicana; a brother, W. A. Smalling, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Charles Blackmond, Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be C. Honea, Cleve Rogers, Willis White, Max D. Almond, Carl Haley, and Beauford Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers will be J. E. Metcalf, Henry Cooper, Jess Hart, Tom Caton, Luther Wilson, Guy Hardin, W. F. Smith, Joe Isom and A. E. Foster.

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Marcus A. Smalling
Nov 29, 1853 - Jan 19, 1943

M. A. SMALLING DIED HERE MONDAY; RITES ON TUESDAY

Marcus A. Smalling, age 88 years, died at this home here Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Dillard W. Thurman, minister of the Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Smalling was a native of New York but had lived here about 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, W. A. Smalling, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Blackmon, Malakoff; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Annie Love (Daniel) Bonner
Jun 20, 1863 - Dec 28, 1936

MRS. ANNIE BONNER PASSED AWAY MONDAY IN WICHITA FALLS

Mrs. Annie Bonner, 73, long-time resident of Corsicana, died in Wichita Falls Monday at the home of her son, Eldred Bonner.

The body arrived in Corsicana Tuesday morning over the Burlington-Rock Island Lines and the funeral was held from the First Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery, Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church, conducted the rites.

Surviving is her son.

She was a native of Freestone county.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, F. C. Paul, Tom Eady, Rubye Owen, E. L. Keith and Dr. L. C. Polk.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Eldred Daniel Bonner
Sep 18, 1894 - May 18, 1943

ELDRED BONNER BE BURIED WEDNESDAY; DIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Eldred Bonner, age 48 years, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Navarro clinic were planned for 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, Rev. W. D. Hall pastor of the First Presbyterian church will conduct the rites. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. Masons will have charge at the grave.

A lifelong resident of Corsicana he was well known here. He was an employee of the American Well and Prospecting Co.

Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy McDonald, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Art Martin, Claud Absher, Allen Justiss, Frank Larrison, Horace Cowan, John Pugh and Karl Blackwell.

Masons will be honorary pallbearers.

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Doris Marie Ratliff
Mar 15, 1936 - Oct 26, 1936

LITTLE CHILD DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Doris Marie Ratliff, seven-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ratliff, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning at 6 o’clock were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from 311 West Tenth avenue with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Jessie Catherine and Melba Lois Ratliff, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Ratliff, Navarro and R. A. Ratliff, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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Jessie Lee "Red" Ratliff
Apr 27, 1908 - May 15, 1961)

Jessie Ratliff Rites Slated For Wednesday

Jessie Lee Ratliff, 53, formerly of Corsicana, native of Georgia, died in Beaumont Monday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitts, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Ratliff moved to Beaumont seven months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Beaumont; three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Smith, Mrs. Grace Bittle and Miss Lorene Ratliff, all of Beaumont; a brother, J. A. Ratliff, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Woods, Houston, and Mrs. Cecil Moore, Austin, and other relatives.

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Barnisa Mai (Benton) Ricker
Aug 22, 1859 - Nov 27, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. JACK RICKER SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Jack Ricker, aged 77 years, 420 South Sixteenth street, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died in Fort Worth Friday night at 9 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, Mrs. Ricker was the widow of the late Jack B. Ricker, veteran policeman.

Surviving are a son, John Ricker, Fort Worth, and a granddaughter, who resides in California.

Pallbearers were John Carson, Andrew Steele, Will Taylor, John Hughes, Ira Boltz and J. A. Breithaupt.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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MRS. JACK RICKER DIED FORT WORTH BURIAL HERE SUNDAY

Mrs. Jack Ricker, long-time resident of Corsicana, 620 South Sixteenth street, died in Fort Worth Friday night will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Ricker was the widow of the late Jack B. Ricker, member of the Corsicana police force for many years.

Surviving are a son, John Ricker, superintendent of the Magnolia Refinery at Fort Worth, and a granddaughter who resided in California.

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Elvira (Guynes) Hayes
Jul 9, 1900 - Jul 5, 1936

MRS. ELVIRA HAYES DIED AT HOME HERE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Elvira Hayes, age 35 years died at the family residence 1609 West Second avenue, at 11 o’clock Sunday night, after a short illness and funeral services are planned for 10 o’clock Tuesday morning from the residence, Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, will conduct the services and interment will be made in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hayes was born in the Chatfield community, but moved to Corsicana at an early age, and had resided here since that time. She attended the Corsicana public schools.

Surviving are her husband, T. P. (Pink) Hayes; one daughter, Jennie Rae Hayes, both of Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. Jennie Guynes, and one brother, Ben Rector Guynes, both of Corpus Christi.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. ELVIRA HAYES TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Elvira Hayes, aged 35 years, who died at the family residence, 1609 West Second avenue, Sunday night, were held at the residence at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, had charge of the rites.

Mrs. Hayes died following a short illness.

Surviving are her husband, T. P. (Pink) Hayes; one daughter, Jennie Rae Hayes, both of Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. Jennie Guynes, and one brother, Ben Rector Guynes, both of Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers were W. L. Stewart, T. J. Blissett, Frank Stanley, H. G. Gorrod, John Storrie and D. M. Parham.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Friends, Relatives Here Attend Burial Of Beloved Woman

Nothing has gripped the hearts of all Corsicana as has the passing of Mrs. T. P. (Pink) Hayes, who died suddenly Sunday evening at her home on West Second avenue and Mrs. Doris Walker, daughter of Mrs. P. F. Walker, who died Sunday morning at her home on South Eighteenth street.

Mrs. Hayes’ funeral, held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the family home was largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends from over the state.

Among the our-of-town relatives and friends were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hayes, Arlington; Mrs. Roger Frank, Mrs. Horace Duncan, and Mrs. John Pinnell, Corpus Christi; Mr. and Mrs. J. Houston Allen, Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Parks, Dallas; Mrs. Roy De LaFosse, Kilgore; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kenner, Fitz Kenner, Kathleen and Phyra Kenner, and Mrs. Emmerson, Powell, and other Powell friends; Mrs. Tom Mizzelle, Mrs. Robert Witherspoon and numerous Chatfield friends and Mrs. Claude Whiteacre of Sherman.

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Morris John Whitney Baker
Aug 22, 1882 - Oct 26, 1936

M. J. W. BAKER DIES RESULT OF HEART ATTACK LATE MONDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED TUESDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL OAKWOOD

M. J. W. Baker, aged 54 years, 620 North Fourteenth street, long-time employee of the American Well and Prospecting company, died suddenly Monday afternoon at 5:45 o’clock at a beauty shop on West Collin street operated by his wife.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Morris Lee Baker, James Baker and Roy Baker; three step-sons , Remus Jones, J. C. Jones and Marion Jones, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Hutchins, all of Corsicana; and a brother, Lee Baker, Houston, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be John J. Garner, J. W. Glasscock, J. E. Rittersbacher, A. H. Ganze, D. W. Blue, H. E. Redden, Edgar Rittersbacher and L. R. Estes.

Honorary pallbearers will be C. A. Fischer, T. L. Carlisle, Leamon Love, Jim B. Robinson, Noble Davis, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., A. G. Grill, M. S. Gettig, P. A. Simpson, C. W. Byrd, Joe Rehders, Hubert Brazelton, Herman Roberts, Walter Collins, George Daniels, J. W. O’Bryan, M. P. Williams, Ben Blackmon, Charles t. Terry, Fred M. Allison, W. H. Sanders, S. D. Goins, George Roper, Elliott Johnston and Horace Johnston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues, Oct 27, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Verna (McClure) Baker-Stikes married Nov 20, 1912 2nd wife Lucy Maria (Loughry) Jones-Baker-Travis; s/o M. C. Baker & Louise (UNKNOWN) Baker per death certificate

Zelda L. Jones
B&D May 15, 1936

Baby Died Early Friday; Burial In Oakwood Cemetery

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones died early today at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Sloan, 1011 North Beaton street and funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Richland, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sloan, Corsicana.

Sutherland- McCammon funeral directors had charge of the arrangements.

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Edith Ellen (O’Daniel) Beauchamp
Apr 18, 1886 - Aug 4, 1936

MRS. R. S. BEAUCHAMP DIED TUESDAY; TO BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. R. S. Beauchamp, age 50 years, died at her home, 202 South Thirty-fourth street at 9:30 Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church. Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Carl Owens, Ennis; Mrs. H. E. Montgomery, Dallas; Miss Laura Beauchamp, Corsicana; Miss Elizabeth Beauchamp, Corsicana; four brothers, Pete O’Daniel, Corsicana; O. G. O’Daniel, Dallas; Pate O’Daniel, Dallas; Jester O’Daniel, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Crosser, Corsicana; Mrs. Otha Gardner, Dallas; Miss Van O’Daniel, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Powell, Carl Owens, Otha Gardner, Charles Beauchamp, Alvin Howard and Dick O’Daniels.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 4, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Roy Sessions Beauchamp married Oct 29, 1905 buried in Myrtle cemetery, Ennis, Tx; d/o Alphonzo O’Daniel & Dora (Spann) O’Daniel

Pauline (Barham) Beauchamp
Mar 29, 1883 - Oct 2, 1948

MRS. J. S. BEAUCHAMP FUNERAL RITES ARE HELD HERE SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Beauchamp, aged 65 years, who died Saturday afternoon at the family residence on Melba Street, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

Native of Alabama, Mrs. Beauchamp had spent most of her life in Navarro county and had been a Corsicana resident 31 years.

Surviving are her husband, J. S. Beauchamp, Corsicana; a son, R. D. Beauchamp, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Fritz Kloecker, Mrs. Roger Johnson and Mrs. Rufus Nutt, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Randall Barham, Dallas and Ed Barham, McAlester Okla., and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Willard Summerall, Roy Bristow, Guy R. Love, Will Taylor, W. A. Martin, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Ralph Stell and Homer Humphries.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 4, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Sears “Joe” Beauchamp; d/o Randall/Romulus T. Barham (1900 census says Romulus T. 1910 census says Randall T. , Sr.) buried in Arlington, Texas died 1928 - & Sophia L. (Oliver) Barham

Joseph Sears “Joe” Beauchamp
Nov 6, 1886 - Apr 10, 1960

J. S. Beauchamp Dies Monday Of Heart Attack

J. S. Beauchamp, 73, retired salesman, died of a heart attack Monday at Memorial hospital after being stricken at his home, 404 North Thirty-Sixth street.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church of which he was a long-time deacon, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor.

A native of Winkler, Beauchamp had resided in Corsicana 41 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Douglas Beauchamp and three daughters, Mrs. Fritz Kloecker, Mrs. Roger Johnston and Mrs. Rufus Nutt, all of Corsicana; two step-sons, Cecil McDonald, Fort Worth, and Will McDonald, Clovis , N. M.; two step-daughters, Mrs. M. B. Jordon, Lubbock, and Mrs. Carl Akins, Odessa; two brothers, T. A. Beauchamp, Streetman, and H. D. Beauchamp, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Gilmore, Iowa Park, and Mrs. C. A. Haywood, Streetman; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Will Taylor, John B. Davis, Charlie Ellington, Ralph Stell, A. Dowd, J. R. Howell, Roy Bristow and Burley NeSmith.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 11, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Pauline (Barham) Beauchamp 2nd wife Maybelle (Cooper) McDonald-Beauchamp buried in Hillsboro, Tx; s/o William Henry Beauchamp & Augusta I. (Stelle) Beauchamp

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J. S. Beauchamp Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for J. S. Beauchamp, 73, who died of a heart attack Monday morning were to be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church, of which he had been a long-time deacon.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor. Burial was slated in
Oakwood cemetery.

Beauchamp, a native of Winkler and Corsicana resident 41 years, was stricken at the family home, 505 North Thirty-Sixth street, and was rushed to Memorial hospital where he died within a short time.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Douglas Beauchamp and three daughters, Mrs. Fritz Kloecker, Mrs. Roger Johnston and Mrs. Rufus Nutt, all of Corsicana; two step-sons, Cecil McDonald, Fort Worth, and Will McDonald, Clovis , N. M.; two step-daughters, Mrs. M. B. Jordon, Lubbock, and Mrs. Carl Akins, Odessa; two brothers, T. A. Beauchamp, Streetman, and H. D. Beauchamp, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Gilmore, Iowa Park, and Mrs. C. A. Haywood, Streetman; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Will Taylor, John B. Davis, Charlie Ellington, Ralph Stell, A. Dowd, J. R. Howell, Roy Bristow and Burley NeSmith.

Members of the Business Men’s Bible class of the First Baptist church are to be honorary pallbearers.

Corley directs.

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Lounette (Jackson) Johnson
Mar 24, 1885 - Dec 23, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR MRS. JOHNSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lounette Johnson, aged 48 years, who died suddenly at Pelham Manor, New York, Wednesday morning, will be held from the First Methodist church here Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. C. R. Wright of Fort Worth, and the Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Johnson had made her home at Pelham Manor for the past several months with her son, Douglas Johnson, an engineer for the American Telegraph and Telephone company. She had resided in Corsicana for many years and was well-known here.

Surviving are her son, five sisters, Mrs. George Miller, Dallas; Mrs. R. W. Henderson, Houston; Mrs. Tom Darst, Richmond; Mrs. Truman Bragg, Austin; and Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Jr., Corsicana; two brothers, Douglas Jackson and Randolph Jackson both of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana early Friday afternoon.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Tatum, R. J. Jackson, Houston; Sam J. Jackson, T. J. Hickey, Billie Penland, Dallas; Will Thompson, Dallas; Lowry Martin and C. M. Boynton.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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SERVICES FOR MRS. LOUNETTE JOHNSON ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lounette Johnson, aged 48 years, who died suddenly at Pelham Manor, N. Y. early Wednesday morning were held from the First Methodist church Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Wright, Methodist minister of Fort Worth, and Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Johnson had been living at Pelham Manor for the past several months. She lived in Corsicana many years and was well known here.

Surviving are her son, Douglas John, an engineer, Pelham Manor, N. Y.; ; two brothers, Douglas Jackson and Randolph Jackson both of Corsicana and five sisters, Mrs. George Miller, Dallas; Mrs. R. W. Henderson, Houston; Mrs. Tom Darst, Richmond; Mrs. Truman Bragg, Austin; and Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Jr., Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Tatum, R. J. Jackson, Houston; Sam J. Jackson, T. J. Hickey, Billie Penland, Dallas; Will Thompson, Dallas; Lowry Martin and C. M. Boynton.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Virginia Lee (Harris) Higginbotham
Dec 12, 1869 - Dec 22, 1936

FUNERAL RITES HELD WEDNESDAY MRS. HIGGINBOTHAM

Funeral rites for Mrs. V. L. Higginbotham, who died at her home on South Main street Tuesday night at 11:50 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. M. W. Burgess, pastor of the Nazarene church, conducted the rites.

Mrs. Higginbotham had resided in Navarro county for the past 26 years.

Surviving are four sons, John Higginbotham, Corsicana; Melvin Higginbotham, New Braunfels; Jesse Higginbotham, Itasca, and Edward Higginbotham, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Blackmon, Corsicana; Mrs. Emma Crane, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lottie Chandler, Corsicana; two brothers, Wallace Harris, Frost and Bascom Harris, Stockdale; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Muncey, Nickson; Mrs. Maggie Coleman, Cuero; and Mrs. Willie Palm. Stockdale; a number of grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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James Thomas Tacker
Nov 1, 1870 - Jan 8, 1936

JAMES T. TACKER DIED WEDNESDAY AT CORSICANA HOME

James Thomas Tacker, 65 years died at his home 625 West Fourth avenue at 11:20 Wednesday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Tacker had been a resident of Corsicana about 40 years. He was caretaker of the First Methodist church for several years, resigned recently on account of ill health.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Earl Henderson, Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. William T. Tacker, Freestone; four brothers, John, Walter and Luther Tucker of Freestone; Houston Tacker of Mexia; two sisters. Miss Jessie Tacker, Freestone; Mrs. Fate Harris, Fairfield; two grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. J. Walton, Roy Neece, A. E. Foster, Will Crouch, Lewis Foster, and H. A. Clowe.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed, Jan 8, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (death certificate says wife is Sallie Coffey-marriage record says married S. A. (Knight) Apr. 4, 1889); s/o William Andrew Tacker & Mary Neoma (Beene) Tacker

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. T. TACKER THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral rites for James Thomas Tacker, aged 65 years, who died at his home, 625 West Fourth avenue Wednesday morning at 11:20 o’clock after a lingering illness, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Methodist church with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mr. Tacker had been a resident of this section for 40 years. He was connected with the city street department for a number of years and was caretaker of the First Methodist church for years prior to his retirement several months ago due to ill health.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Earl Henderson, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. William T. Tacker, Freestone, Texas; four brothers, John, Walter and Luther Tacker, Freestone, and Houston Tacker, Mexia, two sisters, Miss Jessie Tacker and Mrs. Fate Harris, Fairfield; two grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. J. Walton, Roy Neece, A. E. Foster, Will Crouch, Lewis Foster and H. A. Clowe.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Flora (Sheets) O’Toole
May 19, 1896 - Dec 6, 1936

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIES AFTER STRUCK BY TRUCK

Mrs. Flora Sheets O’Toole, aged 38 years, was fatally injured on East Lancaster avenue in Fort Worth early Sunday night when she was struck by a truck while crossing the street.

Surviving are her husband, W. J. O’Toole, Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sheets; two brothers, Doc and Earl Sheets, and a sister, Mrs. J. g. Donnelly, all of Corsicana.

The funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Mon., Dec 7, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William James O’Toole married Mar 27, 1922; d/o James Samuel “Jim” Sheets & Euseba “Seba” (Snodgrass) Sheets

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. O’TOOLE HERE ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Sheets O’Toole, aged 38 years, of Fort Worth, who was fatally injured Sunday night in an automobile accident in Fort Worth, were held from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sheets, 730 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ. The Fort Worth chapter of the Eastern Star had charge of the rites at the grave.

Mrs. O’Toole was reared in Corsicana and was well-known here.

Surviving are her husband, W. J. O’Toole, Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sheets, two brothers, Doc and Earl Sheets, and a sister, Mrs. J. G. Donnelly, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. Will Miller, J. C. West, John C. Hughes, Paul Miller, Jester Pittman and Charlie Bee.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM TRUCK BE HELD WEDNESDAY

Unreal services for Mrs. Flora Sheets O’Toole, aged 38 years, of Fort Worth, who was fatally injured Sunday night when she was struck by a truck while crossing a street in Fort Worth, will be held from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sheets, 730 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. O’Toole was reared in Corsicana and is well-known here.

Surviving are her husband, W. J. O’Toole, Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sheets; two brothers, Doc and Earl Sheets, and a sister, Mrs. J. F. Donnelly, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

The Fort Worth chapter of the Eastern Star will have charge of the rites at the grave.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jerry Allen McMillan
B&D Jun 11, 1948

Rites For Infant Held Saturday

Funeral services for Jerry Allen McMillan, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McMillan, Corsicana who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. the rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Betty Joyce McMillan, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Atkinson and L. McMillan, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun 12, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Jerry James McMillan and Alice Thyrine (Atkinson) McMillan buried in Oak Grove Memorial Garden, Irving, Texas grandson of Lamartine McMillan buried in Dresden cemetery & Samuel R. Atkinson buried in Itasca cemetery, Itasca, Tx.

Zachariah Turner ”Zack” Garner
Nov 16, 1869 - Feb 4, 1955

Z. T. Garner Dies Friday Morning

Z. T. Garner, 85, native of Bazette, died at his home 907 West Eleventh avenue, Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Old Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church here, and Rev. Cleon Flanagan, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, E. J. Garner, Ennis; Clyde Garner, Waco, and Paul Garner, Fort Worth; three daughters, Miss Tennie Garner and Mrs. W. L. Garner, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Martha McElwreath, Denton; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Saturday Rites For Z. T. Garner

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel here Saturday at 2 p.m. for Z. T. Garner, 85, native of Bazette, who died at his home, 907 West Eleventh Ave., Friday morning.

Rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell and Rev. Cleon Flanagan, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist Church. Burial was in the old Chatfield cemetery.

He is survived by three sons, E. J. Garner, Ennis; Clyde Garner, Waco, and Paul Garner, Fort Worth; three daughters, Miss Tennie Garner and Mrs. W. L. Garner, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Martha McElwreath, Denton; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Susanna (Albritton) Garner
Mar 23, 1874 - Jan 16, 1943

MRS. C. T. GARNER DIED AT CHATFIELD; BURIED ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. C. T. Garner, aged 69 years were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Methodist church at Chatfield, Rev. E. M. Dailey, pastor of the church, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery. Mrs. Garner died at her home in the Chatfield community Saturday night.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, E. J. Garner, Chatfield; Clyde Garner, Waco; Buel Garner, Montfort; three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Garner, Chatfield; Miss Tennie Garner, Chatfield; Mrs. O. P. McElreath, Montfort; four brothers, one sister, thirteen grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 18, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (husband is incorrectly listed in obit as C. T. Garner)
    w/o Zacharia Turner “Zack” Garner; d/o Richard C. Albritton and Tennessee E. “Tennie” (Massengill) Albritton buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Tennessee Melba "Tennie" Garner
Dec 29, 1899 - Jan 28, 1974

Miss Garner

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Tennie Melba Garner, 74, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Wichita Falls.

Burial will be at the new Chatfield cemetery.

She was a native of Powell and had lived in Corsicana most of her life.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Garner of Corsicana and Mrs. Martha McElwreath of Denton; a brother, Paul Garner of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Chatfield Methodist church.

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Miss Garner

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Tennie Melba Garner, 74, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Wichita Falls. Burial was to be at new Chatfield Cemetery with J. C. Bristow, Jehovahs Witness minister, officiating.

Survivors include two sisters, a brother, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Scott Hellums, Orville Glenn, Gayle Garner, George Kelt, Wayne Burkhalter, and Jimmie Hawkins.

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Christi Lynn (Mitchell) Cheshire
April 9, 1962 - Jun 29, 2018
 

Christi Lynne Mitchell Cheshire passed away June 29, 2018 at the age of 56.

Christi was born in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County on April 9, 1962 to George Thomas Mitchell and Zoe Anne Calloway Branch. Being a country girl from the farm, Christi grew up loving animals. She was very active in FFA in high school, taking part in many judging and leadership contests. She was also a star athlete on the volleyball court for the Corsicana Tigers and graduated in 1980.

It was while she was in FFA, that Christi first met her future husband, Harvie Ellison Cheshire as their paths crossed many times. The two were married on July 12, 1986 and were married almost 32 years. During that time, they were blessed with five children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. She was very proud of being a Tiger Mom. As both Christi and Harvie came from large family backgrounds, they agreed early on that family would always come first. Christi lived for her children and grandchildren.

After graduating from Stephen F. Austin University with a Master's Degree in Education, Christi devoted her entire adult life to educating others and finding a way to make a difference in their lives. She devoted thirty-three total years to secondary education, starting out as a math teacher. Her current position was as Dean of Students at A&M Consolidated High School. It was common practice for her to work long hours and weekends to ensure that every detail was covered. She would spend countless hours tutoring those who needed a little something extra to help them. Whether the help was to a graduate from high school to prepare for SATs or ACTs, get into college, or even to maintain a sound GPA once in college, Christi was there. Whatever the need, whatever the situation, and whatever the issue, she would show up, set up, and help out.

When Christi was not at work, she enjoyed quilting. She created some of the most beautiful quilts along with handmade art decorations. She loved anything that would challenge her mind. The more difficult the better, as Christi was able to multitask better than anyone. She saw this as one of the benefits of having OCD, which she would say was C.D.O. since that was more correct because it was in alphabetical order. She also loved to play board games and dominos. She was a fierce competitor. She was a proud member of the Bunco Babes of the Brazos Valley.

Christi leaves behind her husband, Harvie Ellison Cheshire; her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher D. and Jennifer Cheshire; her son and daughter-in-law, Bradley E. and Holly Ann Cheshire; her daughter, Danielle E. Cheshire; her son, Jaylan M. Cheshire and girlfriend, Sabrina Havemann; her grandchildren, Raeleigh Mitchell Cheshire, Brailyn Harper Cheshire, Aria Lynne Marcum, Ellisyn Mae Cheshire, and Bullet Elijah Cheshire; her mother, Zoe Ann Calloway Branch and husband, Byron Branch; and her brother and sister-in-law, George Brian and Crystal Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her father, George Thomas Mitchell; and her daughter, Dora Lee Cheshire.

To honor Christi's life, her family has planned a private visitation on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 3 PM at Hillier Funeral Home of College Station. Her Life Celebration will be Friday, July 6 at 2 PM at A&M Consolidated High School.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Christi's name for to CSISD Education Foundation Christi Cheshire 1812 Welsh College Station, TEXAS 77840 or https://givetokids.csisd.org

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Jimmie Nell (Blacklidge) Green
Feb 22, 1930 - July 8, 2018
 

Jimmie Green

Jimmie Blacklidge Green, age 88, died Sunday, July 8th in Fort Worth, Texas.

She was born on February 22, 1930, in Richland, Texas, to Effie and Richmond Lee Blacklidge. She married Robert Green, from Frost, Texas, in December 1946. He preceded her in death in 2007. After she married she went to art school and modeled for department stores in Corsicana. They moved to Fort Worth in 1950.

She enjoyed being a mother as well as a friend to her children. At the age of 40, she decided to do something for herself and pursued a career in real estate. It was a successful decision that led to many acquaintances, friendships, and much happiness. She earned a broker’s license and started her own real estate company—Jimmie Green Real Estate. She stated many times that she loved her life and wouldn’t have wanted to live it any differently.

Jimmie is survived by her three children, daughters T.K. and husband Jerry Riddle, Robin and husband George Dunham, and son Nolan and partner Vicki Keller. She will be fondly remembered by her granddaughters Catherine Dunham, Scottie and husband Ryan Culpepper, as well as her great granddaughter Sophie.

A private memorial service was held at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas for family members.

Memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Night Shelter, a charity of your choice, or better yet, do something nice for someone you don’t even know.

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Joyce Carolee (Dunn) McBeth
1935 - 2018

Joyce Carolee (Dunn) McBeth Obituary

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Blooming Grove, TX - Joyce Carolee McBeth, age 82, passed from this life at her home in Blooming Grove, Texas, on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was born on October 15, 1935 in La Feria, Texas to Joseph Curtis Dunn and Edith (Cochran) Dunn.

Carolee was a mathematician by degree, graduating from La Feria High School in La Feria, Texas and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She was a retired scientist and moved to Ennis in 1966 where she held a substitute teacher position for five and a half years. She was a member of several organizations including: MENSA, Cooking Club of America, National Home Gardening Club, and Dirt Doctor's Ground Crew by Dr. Howard Garrett. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Ennis where she played the flute in the church orchestra.

Carolee was married to Joseph Harold McBeth for 25 years and they have five children: daughter, Vivian McBeth; sons, Fletcher McBeth, Lowell McBeth, Joseph Clinton McBeth, and Gordon Travis McBeth. Carolee is also survived by her sister, Ada Betty Finley and numerous cousins.

Carolee is preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Joseph Curtis Dunn, brother James Curtis Dunn and nephew Mark Dunn.

Graveside will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benito, Texas.

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Mildred Bess (Ramsey) Burney
Nov 9, 1918 - Jun 13, 2018

Mildred Bess Burney, 99, claimed her heavenly reward on June 13, 2018, after many years of faithful service to her Lord, her family, and her friends. Bess was born in Blooming Grove, Texas on November 9, 1918, to John and Rena Holcomb Ramsey. She graduated from Mart High School and married James Burney in 1936 with whom she raised three sons. Bess was a homemaker, bookkeeper, Sunday school teacher, and member of the Eastern Star, Chapter 59, for over 50 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mart for over 50 years and currently a member of University Heights Baptist Church. She had a deep love for all animals caring for any stray animal that wandered onto the farm where she and James spent many happy years. She enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

Bess was preceded in death by James, her husband of 57 years; sons Dr. James D. Burney and Charles (Pete) Burney; and two brothers. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Reeves of Wharton, TX; son John Burney and wife Linda of Huntsville, TX; daughters-in-law Pat Burney of Florence, AL and Donna Burney of Pearland, TX; grandchildren Darwin Burney and wife Kim of Muscle Shoals, AL; Melissa Sanchez of Huntsville, TX; Brian Burney of Spring, TX; and great-grandchildren Chandler Burney, Luke Sanchez and Charlotte Burney.

In lieu of flowers, Bess would be honored by contributions to the missions ministry of University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville or First Baptist Church in Mart, TX.

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William Roy "Buddy" Fuller
July 25, 1928 - Jul 7, 2018

Buddy Fuller
July 25, 1928 - July 07, 2018
U.S. Veteran

Buddy Fuller, 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Ennis, Texas.

Buddy was born in Blooming Grove, Texas on July 25, 1928 to Jesse L. and Mary (Lee) Fuller. He grew up in Blooming Grove and Frost and attended school in Frost. He was married to Frances Chase in August of 1962 and they made their home in Ennis. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War as a member of a reconnaissance team.

He worked for NCH Corporation as a truck driver for over thirty-seven years until retiring in 1993; he worked for various companies as a truck driver prior to working for NCH. Early in his life he worked on the family farm raising crops and later cattle. Before moving back to Ennis in 2001 he lived at Cedar Creek Lake where he loved fishing every day. He enjoyed tinkering with small engines, especially lawn mowers. He was a member of the American Legion. The last seventeen years of his life he lived next door to his daughter, and he loved and cherished the time with his grandchildren and especially his relationship with his great-granddaughter, Kaylee.

He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Holland; step-sons: Jimmy McCoy, Ron McCoy and wife, Mary, Donald McCoy and wife, Betty and Steve McCoy and wife, Tina; grandchildren: Steven Holland, Olivia Bearking, Julie Holland and Penny Holland, James and Jonathan McCoy, Dakota and Cheyenne McCoy, Stephanie Matous, Thomas McCoy, Shawnee Huckstep; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Thurin, along with a host of extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his former wife, Frances Chase, brother-in-law, Tom Thurin.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Pallbearers will be Steven Holland, Payton Matous, Gabe Matous, James McCoy, Jonathan McCoy and Jeff Matous. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Maurine "Polly" Hernandez
Apr 17, 1923 - Apr 1, 2011

Hernandez, Maurine "Polly" Born April 17, 1923 in Blooming Grove, Texas, and passed away on April 1, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jesse Hernandez. Polly's career was centered in the retail fashion industry. She also enjoyed making ceramics as a hobby. Polly was an incredible person who spent many loving hours assisting relatives as their health declined. Polly is survived by 3 children: Michael, Kay and Rick; 3 grandchildren, that were the light of her life; and 6 great grandchildren Services will be held at 10a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at DFW National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Glenda Loraine (Franklin) Fitch
Dec 30, 1937 - May 4, 2018

Glenda Loraine (Franklin) Fitch, 80, of Hubbard passed away, Friday, May 4, 2018 in Mexia. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard with Rev. Carol Roberts officiating. Friends and family may pay respects from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Glenda was born December 30, 1937 in Kirvin to Guy Allen and Hattie Loraine (Folmar) Franklin. She spent her early years in Kirvin before the family moved to Blooming Grove where she would complete her public school education. Glenda was very active in school affairs as she was named Miss Blooming Grove High School and All-School Favorite as well as being an outstanding athlete earning all-state honors in both basketball and volleyball.
Glenda would marry Bill Fitch from Mildred and they were both farmers’ children who were among the first of their families’ generations to break away from remaining on the family farms.

After working in the grocery business in Houston for several years, Glenda and Bill moved to Hubbard in 1969 along with their four children when they purchased English’s Super Save in downtown Hubbard. Later, Glenda helped operate the Mite-Mart in Hubbard for years but also cherished her time as a wife, mother and homemaker who loved her family dearly and continued to nurture the incredibly strong family values and ties that she and Bill instilled in their children and grandchildren. Throughout her life, Glenda exhibited an impeccable sense of style and grace was always ahead of the time’s styles. She was an avid supporter of the children and grandchildren in whatever endeavors they were involved with in school and the community. Glenda also loved antiques and enjoyed gardening, working in the yard and crossword puzzles. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Bill Fitch and two brothers, Allen Franklin and Alton Franklin.

Glenda is survived by children, Guyla Fitch McClinton and husband, Dave of Hubbard, Angela Fitch Stanley of Hubbard, Brian Fitch of Hubbard and Brent Fitch and wife, Ginolfi of Hubbard; sister, Carol Brannon of Corsicana, two sisters-in-law, Wanda Fitch Penny and husband, Derwood of Corsicana and Berta Ruth Fitch McCamey of Corsicana; grandchildren, Ashley McClinton Kirk and husband, David of Flower Mound, Brittney Angela McClinton of Flower Mound, Logan Cade McClinton and husband, Chris Klose of Tacoma, Washington, Joshua Taylor Roberson of Hubbard, Delta Jade Fitch of Waco, Taryn Alexandra Fitch Hannah and husband, Jesse of Hubbard, Sasha Fitch of Hubbard, Haley Gabrielle McClinton and Savannah Gess McClinton, both of Hubbard; great-grandchildren, David Grayson Kirk of Flower Mound and Aspyn Jewel Hannah and Cowen Jet Hannah, both of Hubbard and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Russell Coker, Leonard Coker, Kevin Anderson, Ricky Cargile, Mitch Vardeman, Darrell Sanders and Roosevelt Loud.

The family requests that memorials in Glenda’s honor be made to Tris Speaker Youth Club, P.O. Box 445, Hubbard, Texas 76648.

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Charles Melvin "Lum" Renfro
Aug 7, 1934 - Aug 13, 2018

CHARLES "LUM"'S OBITUARY
Charles Melvin “Lum” Renfro, 84, a longtime Dawson resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family Monday, August 13, 2018. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Jake Wade and Rev. Joy Fattori officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 at the funeral home.

Lum was born August 7, 1934 in Waco to Dewey and Jennie (Miller) Renfro. He lived most of his life in Dawson and was a 1952 graduate of Dawson High School where he was a multi-sport athlete. Lum especially excelled on the football field earning numerous honors including being named Super Centex by the Waco Tribune Herald. For many years, Lum held the school record for career yards rushing on the gridiron for the Bulldogs.

Lum worked for Texas Telephone and Telegraph and later served as the Tax Assessor/Collector for Dawson ISD as well as being the groundskeeper for the school district and took great pride in the grooming of the football field in particular. He was active in community affairs as he served as the Mayor of Dawson and was also the editor for Simmental Magazine. Lum loved animals and raised greyhounds which he raced at various tracks around the state.

He was an avid supporter of Dawson ISD and his love of cooking lead him to providing the meals for many sports and ag banquets for Dawson students over the years. Lum was well known for his pecan pralines, peanut patties and salty pickles as well as his BBQ. He was also a proud veteran having served his country in the Army and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson
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He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann (King) Renfro of Dawson; daughter, Robin Harkins of Dawson; two sons, Colin “Bud” Renfro and wife, Kim of Dawson and Darren Renfro and wife, Jana of Waxahachie; four grandchildren, Jordan Renfro of Dallas, Nicholas Renfro of Mount Vernon, Parker Renfro of Waxahachie and Peyton Renfro of Waxahachie; brother, Bill Renfro and wife, Babe of Coppell; mother-in-law, Ima King of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Brenda King of Tyler; several nephews and other extended family members; a host of wonderful friends and his beloved dog, Charley Rufus.

The family would like to express its appreciation to Dr. Ronald Wilson and Texas Home Health for their support and compassionate care.

Pallbearers will be Bill Gray, Chad King, Tommy Jenkins, Stacey Slater, Nicholas Renfro and Jackie Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Bell, Billy Roy Mitcham, Gary Phillips, Jerry Blissett and the Dawson Coffee Club.

Memorials in Lum’s memory may be made to the Corsicana Animal Shelter, c/o City of Corsicana, 200 N. 12th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Noe Garcia
Oct 20, 1946 - Jun 25, 2018

NOE'S OBITUARY
Noe Garcia, 71, of Dawson, passed away Monday, Jun 25, 2018 in a Dallas hospital. A rosary will be recited 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard by Deacon Gordon Lee. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mexia with Father Celso Yu as celebrant. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Noe was born October 20, 1946 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico to Federico Garcia Bertadillo and Maria Carmen Rodriguez Rojas. He had lived in Texas since 1992 and had resided in the Dawson area since 1994 where he worked on several ranches and farms. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Veronica Garcia.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Eufemia Garcia of Dawson; two sons, Joe Carmelo Garcia of Mexico and Noe Garcia Jr. of Dawson; five daughters, Juana Chavez of Dawson, Maria Guadalupe Garcia of Dawson, Rosalba Garcia of Dawson, Nancy Garcia of Corsicana and Maria A. Cruz of Irving; three brothers, Lėonicio Garcia Rodriguez, Cipriano Garcia Rodriguez and Martin Garcia Rodriguez, all of Mexico; four sisters, Cruz Garcia Rodriguez, Maria Garcia Rodriguez, Soccorro Garcia Rodriguez and Julia Garcia Rodriguez, all of Mexico; 21 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Noe Garcia Jr., Carlos Padron, Alex Padron, Oscar Padron, Christian Saldaña and Manuel Saldaña Jr.

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Maude Marion (Jones) Aderhold
Dec 13, 1891 - Jun 18, 1950

Maude Marion Jones, daughter of Marion and Katherine Jones, was born December 7, 1869 at Dresden, Texas and departed this life June 18, 1950 at the age of 80 years, 6 months, and 11 days, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester McClellan.

Maude Jones was united in marriage December 13, 1891 to Ham Harbor Aderhold at Perdon, Texas. To this union six children were born.

She was converted and united with the Baptist church at Ashland, Oklahoma in 1901.

When she and Mr. Aderhold moved to the Breezy Meadow community they united with the Baptist church there and have been faithful members there for 45 years.

Mrs. Aderhold, known to her family and friends as "Granny," was a good mother and a winderful neighbor.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lester McClellan of Strong City; Mrs. Emmit McClellan of Elk City; Mrs. Jim Sing of Strong City; two sons, Fred Aderhold of Strong City; and Walter Aderhold of Crawford; three brothers, Bruce and Sam Jones of Reydon, Oklahoma; Rhett Jones of Plainview, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Woods and Mrs. Addie Guthrie of Sayre Oklahoma; Mrs. Sam Kendall of Cheyenne; and Mrs. Ruth Slater of Blooming Grove, Texas; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

One son preceded her in death in infancy.

Burial in Silent Home Cemetery, Roll, Rogers Mills County, Oklahoma


Loyd Ellard Adams
Dec 17, 1926 - Jul 30, 2011

Loyd Ellard Adams passed away on Saturday July 30, 2011 at Signature Healthcare Nursing Home at St. Francis, Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Adams was born on December 17, 1926, to John Homer and Leta Pallie Ellard Adams in Corsicana, Texas. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in Blooming Grove, Texas. He retired from the Federal Aviation Agency as an Air Traffic Controller Supervisor from the Memphis Center, He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and in the Air Force during Korean War. He was a charter member of Kensington Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee where he served as trustee and Sunday School Teacher for many years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Theodus Bobbie Callaway Adams, two sons, R. Brent Adams and wife Jackie, and Gregory Loyd Adams and wife Robin, five grandchildren, Alayna Nicole Adams Brown and husband Clayton, Andrea Marie Adams, Ann Kathryn Adams, Andrew Loyd Adams and Austin Callaway Adams, two brothers, Gene Adams and wife Bea of Seagoville, Texas and Gayle Adams. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 pm Monday August 1, 2011 at Memorial Park Funeral Home-Memphis. Funeral services will be private for the family only. The family requests any memorials please be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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James A. Wilkinson
Oct 15, 1924 - Jan 11, 2016

James (Jim) A. Wilkinson

James (Jim) A. Wilkinson was born on October 15, 1924, in Blooming Grove, Texas. He passed away peacefully at the age of 91, on January 11, 2016, in Clute, Texas. James was the only son of Dr. James Wilkinson and Mable Ellett Wilkinson.

Mary (Ellis) Buckalew
Jan 5, 1911 - Jul 20, 2002

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Mary E. Buckalew , 91, a retired secretary for the Arlington Independent Scool District, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2002 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Phillip Presbyterian Church, 745 W. Pipeline Rd. in Hurst.

Mary E. Buckalew was born Jan. 5, 1911 in Chicago, Ill. Mary moved to Alaska four years ago to live with her daughter. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Arlington.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick Buckalew in 1951.

Survivors: Sons, William Ellis Buckalew of Denton, John Buckalew of North Richland Hills; daughters, Mary Ramsey of Bailey, Colo., Lizabeth Buckalew of North Pole, Alaska; sisters, Dee Mrstick of Oregon and Joan Lawrence of Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Forest Ridge Funeral Home Hurst, (817) 285-7777

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  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - July 25, 2002
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Venes Brown
Jun 28, 1954 – Aug 23, 2018

Venes Brown, 64, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Dallas. She was born June 28, 1954 in Kerens.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St. with Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating and Irma Waites will give the eulogy.
Interment to follow at Samarian [sic] Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jamon Brown, Clemons Jekare Hackett, Corey Carter, Stephen Crawford and Makevan Hobbs.
Honorary pallbearers include Roscoe Taylor, Steven Clemmons, Carlton Woods, JB Brown Sr., Kemper Cloud and Vee Otis Jones.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Marty Lee Jenkins
Dec 13, 1966 – Aug 27, 2018

Marty Lee Jenkins, 51, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 after a long battle with esophageal cancer.
He was born Dec. 13, 1966 to Martin and Marsylene Jenkins. Marty graduated
Mildred High School in 1985. Shortly after graduation he joined the Navy and served abroad the USS Guardian until he finished his career in the military as a recruiter. After serving his country, Marty returned to Corsicana where he worked at Guardian Glass for many years and finally Russell Stover Candy Factory in maintenance.
Between work Marty enjoyed attending race events with his late uncle Ronnie Lee as well as other family and friends. He was also a very talented carpenter and enjoyed building hot rods and going to car shows.
Marty was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Percy and Minnie Jenkins and maternal grandparents Floyd and Edna Mae Nutt.
He is survived by both parents Martin and Marsylene Jenkins of Eureka; brother Matt Jenkins of Eureka; daughter Haley Jenkins and two sons, Zane Dickerson of Corsicana and Zachary Dickerson of Dallas.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Jenkins, David Basden, James Greenup, Zane Dickerson, Mark Lee and Don Brashear.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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James Talbot Estes
Feb 16, 1930 - Nov 13, 1936

LITTLE CHILD DIED ABOUT NOON FRIDAY; BURIAL ON SATURDAY

James T. Estes, aged six, died at the family residence at 2005 West Thirteenth avenue about noon Friday. Funeral services will be held from the Corley chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Joe E. Glenn of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, with interment in Eureka cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Estes; two brothers, Donald E. and Marion Murrell; one sister, Juanita, all of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. John Smith, Perryton, Texas; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Estes of Chatfield.

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FUNERAL OF LITTLE CHILD WAS HELD ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for James T. Estes, aged six years, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Estes, 2005 West Thirteenth avenue, who died at noon Friday, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Donald E. and Marion Murrell; one sister, Juanita, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mrs. John Smith, Perryton and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Estes, Chatfield.

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S. Walter “Watt” Johnson
Jun 23, 1879 - Dec 23, 1936

Funeral Services Held Thursday

Funeral services for Walter Johnson, age 57 years, of Dallas, were held at Eureka Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, where interment was made. The body was taken overland from Dallas to Eureka.

Surviving are two sons, V. E. and R. W. Johnson, both of Houston; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Fullwood, Dallas; and two brothers, W. J. Johnson, Eureka and R. G. Johnson, Austin.

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Robert Edward “Bob” Montgomery
Feb 14, 1906 - Apr 2, 1936

FUNERAL OF MAN FOUND DED HERE HELD AT EUREKA

Funeral services for Robert Edward (Bob) Montgomery, aged 30 years, life-long resident of Eureka whose lifeless body was found in his room at the Texas Hotel Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, were held at the Eureka cemetery Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock, where interment was made.

Montgomery registered at the hotel Wednesday night about 8:30 o’clock. He apparently died with a heart attack while asleep. Physicians examining the body said that he apparently had been dead since early Thursday morning.

A negro porter at the hotel told police and county officers he swept out the room early Thursday morning and thought the guest was sleeping and did not disturb him.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Walter Montgomery, three brothers, Buck Montgomery, Deb Montgomery and Aaron Montgomery, all of the Eureka community; an uncle, Whit Montgomery, Dallas; an aunt, Mrs. J. L. Davidson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka.

Mr. Montgomery was well known in Corsicana and other sections of Navarro county, and several friends declared upon hearing of his unexpected death that he was a kind-hearted man and had numerous close friends.

W. T. McFadden, justice of the peace viewed the body and returned a coroner’s verdict of “death due to heart attack.”

The funeral arrangements were handled by the L. B. Bonner and Co. of Eureka and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Mary Frances (Harlan) Harlan
Feb 19, 1884 - Aug 5, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EUREKA WOMAN HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Harlan, aged 52 years, long-time resident of the Eureka community, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning at 12:55 o’clock, were held at the Eureka cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Walter Simpson, Presbyterian minister of Eureka. Mrs. Harlan had been ill for three years.

Surviving are three sons, James Taft Harlan, Dallas, and G. W. and D. S. Harlan, both of Eureka; a daughter, Miss Clara Harlan, Eureka; four brothers, Ollie Harlan, Wm. P. Harlan, Muskogee, Okla.; Sam Harlan, Corbet, and John Harlan; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Ragsdale and Mrs. Callie Byrd.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Billy Ray Noble
Nov 21, 1921 - Jun 23, 1978

TEKEEPSIE. N. Y.—Billie Ray Noble, 56, formerly of Kerens, died here last Thursday.

Survivors include his wife and four children of Tekeepsie, N. Y.: one sister, Mrs. Fannie Virginia Owens of Burkburnett; and a number of aunts and uncles, including Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merrell, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Merrell, Mrs. Etta Merrell and Mrs. Jack Bressie of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun. 28, 1978
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha (Ottenbacher) Noble s/o Ray Noble buried in Prairie Point cemetery and Rosa Lee (Merrell) Noble-Donaho buried in Hamilton Beeman

Mary Evelyn (Reed) Mullenix
1877 - Nov 27, 1952

Kerens Resident Dies Thursday

Mrs. J. T. Mullenix, 75, of Kerens, died in the Memorial Hospital Thursday night following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Oakwood Christian church, of which she was a member, Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery. 
(in Oakwood, TX)

The rites will be conducted by Cato Sherrer, Church of Christ minister, Kerens.

Prior to moving to Kerens two years ago, the family resided at Oakwood for many years.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens and one brother, T. Z. Reed, Lockney, Texas.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Jane Ione (Tate) Middlebrooks
Jul 25, 1885 - Aug 16, 1936

PROMINENT NAVARRO WOMAN DIED SUNDAY; BURIED ON MONDAY

Mrs. Ione Middlebrooks, aged 51 years, died at the family home in Navarro Sunday morning and the funeral was held at Navarro Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jimmie Morgan of Mildred.

Surviving are her husband, W. B. Middlebrooks, Navarro; a son, Allen Middlebrooks, Greegton; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Walker, Corsicana, and Miss Sarah Middlebrooks, Navarro; and two brothers, Guy L. Tate, Dallas, and Earl H. Tate, Hobart, Okla.

Pallbearers were Joe L. Ferguson, Owen Cheney, Sam Marsh, Hub Kent, Sandy Kent, Sam Harvard.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ray Adlee Jones
Apr 19, 1909 - Apr 13, 1971

Jones Rites

Ray Adlee Jones, 61, Kerens Rte. 1, died Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. at his home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow, Lenie; six sons, Ray Jones, Jr., Fort Worth; Robert Jones, Baytown; Carl Jones, Dallas; Ray Allen Jones, Herman Jones, Germany, and Paul Jones, Kerens, three daughters, Miss Linda Jones, Kerens; Mrs. Ozell Schmitt, Philadelphia, Miss., and Mrs. Lillie Kessinger, Michigan; 21 grandchildren; his mother Mrs. Lela Jones, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Sady Price, Abilene, and Mrs. Marvin Boulware and Mrs. I. L. Berryhill, address unknown; and five brothers, Lee O. Jones, Corsicana; Wayne Jones, Winter Park, Fla.; Robert Jones, Dallas; Grady B. Jones, Sweetwater and James Jones address unknown.

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Albert Glenn Huggins
Aug 5, 1933 - Oct 29, 1936

Bazette

BAZETTE, Nov. 5.—Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Huggins of Anahuac brought their little son, Albert Glynn, back to Bazette last Friday night for burial in the
Prairie Point cemetery.

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Maggie (Rutherford) Holmes
Dec 5, 1858 - Oct 27, 1936

Former Resident Dies In Marshall

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Holmes, aged 79 years, who died Tuesday morning, were held at the family home in Marshall at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery near Roane Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Mrs. Holmes was a resident of the Chatfield community a number of years prior to moving to Marshall several years ago.

Surviving are six sons, two daughters and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements here.

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Leethard Henry Davis
Aug 19, 1902 - Aug 31, 1936

FORMER ROANE MAN KILLED IN BOILER EXPLOSION PAMPA

Leethard H. Davis, age 34 years, was killed Monday afternoon when a boiler exploded in the oil fields near Pampa. The body will arrive over the Rock Island lines Wednesday morning at 9:334 and will be taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davis, Roane. Funeral services will be conducted 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Post Oak church by Rev. Mr. Vaughn. Baptist minister. Burial will be in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a four year old son, Talley; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davis, Roane; five brothers, Harry Davis, Emhouse; Roy, Willie, Dubart and Carl Davis all of Roane; four sisters, Mrs. Velma Runnells, Barry; Mrs. Wilma Starks, Oak Valley; Misses Geneva and Era Davis, Roane and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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William Earl Spence
Aug 12, 1883 - Dec 19, 1936

WILLIAM E. SPENCE BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SUNDAY

Funeral services for William E. Spence, aged 53 years, who died at the family home, 212 South Twelfth street, Saturday night at 8 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. V. Jones, pastor of the Full Gospel congregation.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. R. E. Smith, Mrs. Maybell Staggs, Mrs. Estelle Brown and Miss Allyne Spence, all of Corsicana; four sons, Earl E. Spence, Carlton Spence and Eugene Spence, all of Corsicana and Leeman Spence, Albany; eight grandchildren, father and four sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 21, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Rhoda Ann (Russell) Spence; s/o Henry Clay Spence & Susan Manerva (Thomas) Spence buried in Marshall cemetery

Powell “Dock” Russell
Aug 9, 1886 - Sep 26, 1975

Dock Russell

Services will be 2 p. m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Powell (Dock) Russell, 89, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday.

Rev. George M. Hair will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; three sons, Henry Russell of Lamesa, Daniel Russell of Levelland, and Hubert Russell of Lovington, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Henderons of Highlands; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Will Russell of Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Sep 28, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ada Clay (Spence) Russell; s/o James Roquemore Russell & Cynthis Bethaire/Bethia Jane (Stephens) Russell buried in Post Oak cemetery

Alexander James McCulloch
Dec 6, 1850 - Feb 17, 1936

A. J. M’CULLOCK DIED AT HOME HERE MONDAY NIGHT

A. J. McCullock, aged 85 years, died at the family residence, 206 East First avenue last night, and funeral services were conducted at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church officiated and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

No close relatives survive the deceased.

Mr. McCulloch was born Dec. t. 1850, in Eckard, Md., and moved to Corsicana on Jan. 1, 1880, and has lived here until his death.

He was connected with the H. & T. C. railroad for many years until his retirement in 1916. He had lived at 206 East Avenue from the time he arrived in Corsicana until his death.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of Sutherland-McCammon.

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William A. Petris
Feb 14, 1888 - Sep 12, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. A. PETRIS MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for William A. Petris, 48, who died Saturday night at the family residence 1111 Woodland avenue, were held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at the Cumberland Presbyterian church with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was born in 1888 in Bridges, Tenn. He served seven years in the United States Army, a part of which was during the late World War. He was married to Miss Lila Walker in Galveston, August 8, 1918, and after his discharge from the Army in 1920 he and Mrs. Petris moved to Corsicana, where they have made their home. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church here.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lila Petris; his mother, Mrs. Betty Petris, Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, James Petris and Roscoe Petris, both of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Stevenson, Tulsa, Okla, and Mrs. Peral Box, Nawata, Okla., and one son, Sherman L. Petris, San Diego, Calif.

Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. McDaniels, conducted the service.

Pallbearers were J. E. Norris, Fritz Friday, E. E. Burkhart, Leon Cox, F. A. Widmer and Clarence Powell.

Sutherland – McCammon had charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 14, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army WWI
  • h/o Lila Arlett (Walker) Petris married Aug. 8, 1918 s/o Joseph A.“Joe” Petris and Sarah Elizabeth “Bettie” (Hale) Petris buried in Tahlequah Cemetery, Tahlequah, Okla.

Lila Arlett (Walker) Petris
Jun 18, 1889 - Sep 5, 1937

MRS. LILA PETRIS DIED HERE SUNDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. Lila Petris, aged 48 years, died at her home, 321 West Fifth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Funeral services are to be held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. John T. Kee, Mildred Baptist minister.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hallie Washburn, Hattiesburg, Miss.; a brother, Beverly Walker, Corsicana; and a nephew, J. D. Taylor, Dallas. Mrs. Petris was a daughter of the late George B. Walker.

Pallbearers are to be J. E. Norris, Fritz Friday, Hal Keenen, S. H. Hornbeak, Leon Cox and Ray Thompson.

Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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MRS. LILA PETRIS FUNERAL RITES ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lila Petris, aged 48 years, who died at her home, 321 West Fifth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock after an extended illness, were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. John T. Kee, Mildred Baptist minister.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hallie Mashburn, Hattiesburg, Miss.; a brother, Beverly Walker, Corsicana, and a nephew, J. D. Taylor, Dallas.

Pallbearers were J. E. Norris, Fritz Friday, Hal Keenen, S. H. Hornbeak, Leon Cox and Roy Thompson.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Joel Sink
Sep 22, 1856 - Jun 7, 1939

JOEL SINK, LONG RESIDENT HERE, IS BURIED THURSDAY

Joel Sink, aged 83 years, died at his home, 515 South Eighteenth street, Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon and the rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Sink had been a resident of Corsicana for 62 years and brought in one of the first producing oil wells in the local field. It cam in in 1898 and is still producing.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. O. F. Treadwell, Corsicana; Mrs. Georgia Horn, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Elijah Davis, San Antonio, nine grand-children and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Pugh, J. S. Millerman, J. K. Wood, Will Bunch, Clint Sheppard and Wm. Bivin.

Funeral arrangements will be directed by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 8, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Frances A. (Frazier) Sink married Aug. 7, 1879 2nd wife Nancy Maria (Chaffee) Babbitt-Stead-Sink married Mar. 11, 1883 3rd wife Lydia B. “Liddie” (Burke) Sink married Jul. 17, 1924; s/o Cornelius Sink and May (Knoxunjer) Sink

Fred A. Peck
Nov 12, 1871 - Dec 31, 1935

HUSBAND FORMER CORSICANAN KILLED BY TRAIN CORPUS

Fred A. Peck, age 63, brother-in-law of Mrs. Eddie Kessinger, and Mrs. J. T. Berry of Corsicana was killed in Corpus Christi Tuesday afternoon when struck by a train, according to reports received here. The body will be brought here for burial, arriving at 4:20 Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, who was the former Miss Hallie Morrow of Corsicana, now residing in Corpus Christi, a sister Mrs. Dora Hurst, Ft. Scott, Kansas; a brother-in-law, Melvin Hurst, Ft. Scott, Kansas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hallie Campbell, Corpus Christi; and in addition to Mrs. Kessinger and Mrs. Berry another sister-in-law, Mrs. Ira Medford, Waco. The details of the accident were not available here Wednesday.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan. 1, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Hallie (Morrow) Peck; s/o Curtis G. Peck & Caroline (Miltimore) Peck buried in Evergreen cemetery, Fort Stockton, Kansas

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BODY OF FRED PECK SCHEDULED ARRIVE HERE ON THURSDAY

The body of Fred Peck, aged 63 years, brother-in-law of Mrs. Eddie Kessinger and Mrs. J. T. Berry of Corsicana, who was killed in Corpus Christi Tuesday afternoon when struck by a train, is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Thursday afternoon. The funeral will be held from the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Prior to moving to Corpus Christi a few months ago, Mr. Peck had resided in Houston and had been connected with the Vaughn Lumber company of Houston for more than 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, who was the former Miss Hallie Morrow of Corsicana, now of Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Dora Hurst, Fort Scott, Kansas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hallie Campbell, Corpus Christi; and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FRED A. PECK FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Fred A. Peck, 63, prominent lumberman for many years, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Mr. Peck was killed in Corpus Christi Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a train. Prior to moving to Corpus Christi several months ago, Mr. Peck was prominent in lumber circles of the state for many years and formerly was a resident of Waco, Dallas and Houston.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Hallie Morrow of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Dora Hurst, Fort Scott, Kan.; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Hallie Campbell, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Perkins, J. M. Wells, L. Henderson, H. Howley, H. A. Strube, Max Almond, Frank Trau and J. T. Berry.

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Hallie (Morrow) Peck
Jun 23, 1881 - Nov 28, 1960

Mrs. Peck Dies Monday; Burial Here Wednesday

Mrs. Fred A. Peck, 81, native of Corsicana, long-time Waco resident, died in an Austin hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Wilkirson and Hatch Chapel in Waco with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Sullivan Bond, Jr. Graveside rites will be conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church at 11:30 a.m.

Born, Hallie Morrow in Corsicana, she moved to Waco in 1910 and had made her home there since that time. She was married to Fred Peck who was killed in a train accident in Corpus Christi, December 31, 1935.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hallie Peck Campbell, Waco; a brother, Ford Morrow, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. E. T. Kessinger, Corsicana and Mrs. Ira L. Medford, Gordon Grove, Calif., and other relatives.

Local arrangements will be handled by Griffin Funeral Home.

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Edna (Sutton) Hardin
Feb 9, 1891 - Jan 1, 1936

MRS. EDNA HARDIN DIED WEDNESDAY AT CORSICANA HOME

Mrs. Edna Hardin, aged 44 years, died at her home in the Exall Heights community at an early hour Wednesday morning after an illness of three weeks. The funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, John K. Hardin, Corsicana; three brothers, Oscar Sutton, Carnegie, Okla.; Dan Sutton, Carnegie, Okla., and D. Sutton, Kingston, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Winters, Carnegie, Okla., and Mrs. Maggie Larey, Longview.

Funeral arrangements are being directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR MRS. HARDIN

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Hardin, aged 44 years, who died at her home in the Exall Heights community early Wednesday morning after an illness of three weeks, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, John K. Hardin, Corsicana; three brothers, Oscar Sutton, Carnegie, Okla.; Dan Sutton, Carnegie, Okla., and D. Sutton, Kingston, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Winters, Carnegie, Okla., and Mrs. Maggie Larey, Longview.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Gussie (Smith) Ferrell
Mar 21, 1899 - Jun 18, 1977

Miss Ferrell

Funeral for Miss Gussie Ferrell, 78, who died Saturday in Big Spring, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Miss Ferrell, a retired nurse, was a 15-year resident of Corsicana before moving to Big Spring recently.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana, Woodsmen of the World and of the LVN Association.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Birdie Irma Westbrook of Big Spring; one nephew, Reece M. Smith of Corpus Christi; and one niece, Janet Whitfield of Tyler.

Pallbearers will be M. Kell Smith, Kevin McWaters, Bobby Whitfield, Hugh Blair Fouty, Clint Fouty, Orville Scruggs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jun. 19, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Homer Dallas Smith, Sr. & Birdie E. (Seale) Smith buried in Hopewell cemetery (the obit says Miss but she had been married)

Jullian (Mikell) Smith
Oct 6, 1900 - Jul 14, 1957

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Malcolm Smith, 56, beauty operator, 1624 West Seventh street, native of Navarro county, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Whitefield, Tyler; two sons, R. M. Smith, Longview, and Al Smith, Corsicana; four grandchildren; a brother, J. B. Mikell, Paris; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Marsh and Mrs. Fred Wood, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Theo VanderLaan, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Wood, George Evans, Jack Bressie, C. Bailey, R. H. Shrader, and Earl Young.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 15, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Reece Malcolm, Smith, Sr. married Jun. 7, 1924; d/o Joseph Edward “Joe” Mikell & Mary Tommy (Middlebrooks) Mikell buried in Grape Creek

William Albert “Al” Smith
Dec 27, 1929 - Jul 24, 1972

W. A. Smith

William Albert (Al) Smith, 42, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Corsicana and had lived here all his life. He was employed by Hutson Automotive.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Rohlfs and Rev. Roy Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nestor Smith of Corsicana; a daughter, Tracey Smith of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Tom Whitefield of Tyler; a brother, R. M. Smith, Jr. of Corpus Christi; a number of nieces and nephews; and four aunts.

Pallbearers will be William E. Brown, Royce Owen, Ben McKee, Frank Warfield, Jr., Thomas George 111, Lloyd Earl Watkins, Donald Steeley and Tom Eady.

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Truitt Lowry Kyzar
Oct 31, 1913 - Dec 30, 1976

Truitt Kyzar

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Truitt L. Kyzar, 63, resident of Fort Worth, who died Thursday. His widow, Mrs. Martha Callaway Kyzar is a former resident of Corsicana and resident of Fort Worth.

The Rev. James Sigler will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Brookhaven, Miss., a salesman, a member of the Episcopal Church and a veteran of World War II.

Other survivors include three sons, Andrew Kyzar and Paul Kyzar both of Houston and Mike Kyzar of Austin and a grandson Christopher Kyzar of Houston.

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Truitt Kyzar

Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Truitt L. Zyzar, 63, resident of Fort Worth, who died Thursday.

His widow, Mrs. Martha Callaway Kyzar is a former resident of Corsicana and Fort Worth.

The Rev. James Sigler was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Brookhaven, Miss., a salesman, a member of the Episcopal Church and a Veteran of World War II.

Other survivors include three sons, Andrew Kyzar and Paul Kyzar both of Houston and Mike Kysar of Austin; and a grandson, Christopher Kyzar of Houston.

Pallbearers are Mickey Lee Martin, Jr., Byford Cook, Bill Balcomb, Chester Sprinkle, Sam Roberts and Wilbur Thompson Jr.

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Ophelia Caroline (Thomas) Godley
Sep 26, 1861 - Aug 15, 1947

MRS. C. M. GODLEY FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. C. M. Godley, aged 88 years, native Texan and resident of Navarro county a half century, 1567 West Fifth avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning at 3:45 o’clock.

Funeral services were scheduled from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Mrs. Godley resided in the Drane community many years before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, T. M. Godley, Houston and L. O. Godley, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Allen Callaway, Sr., and Miss Mamie Godley, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jim Davis, Barry; two brothers, J. M. Thomas, Purdon; and D. A. Thomas, Snyder; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Megarity, Robert Bates, Hugh Cummins, Edgar Metcalf, C. O. Curington, Albert Handley and N. Suttle Roberts.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 14, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Columbus Martin Godley; d/o John Milton Thomas, Sr. & Martha Jane (Baker) Thomas buried in Campbell Elrod cemetery

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MRS. C. M. GODLEY FUNERAL HELD ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. C. M. Godley, aged 88 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, 1567 West Fifth avenue, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The rites were from the McCammon Funeral chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, conducted the services.

A native Texan, Mrs. Godley resided in the Drane community many years before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, T. M. Godley, Houston and L. O. Godley, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Allen Callaway, Sr., and Miss Mamie Godley, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jim Davis, Barry; two brothers, J. M. Thomas, Purdon; and D. A. Thomas, Snyder; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Robert Bates, Hugh Cummins, Edgar Metcalf, C. O. Curington, Albert Handley and N. Suttle Roberts.

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Matthew Hale Sandwich, III
Jan 1, 1894 - Jul 15, 1946

M. H. SANDWICH DIED SUDDENLY MONDAY; SERVICES TUESDAY

Matthew H. Sandwich, aged 52 years, died suddenly at the family home, 2017 West Fifth avenue, Monday morning at 6 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Georgia, Sandwich had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana and three sisters, Miss Anna Mae Sandwich, Corsicana; Mrs. Frances Cushman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Marion, Atlanta, Ga.

Pallbearers will be Allen Callaway, Guy Henry, H. B. Walker, B. K. Brietz, Joe Pickering, J. B. Towns, Jr., Robert Towns and T. C. Orr.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MATTHEW SANDWICH

Funeral services for Matthew H. Sandwich, aged 52 years, who died suddenly at the family residence, 2017 West Fifth avenue, Monday morning, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

surviving are his wife, Corsicana, and three sisters, Miss Anna Mae Sandwich and Mrs. Frances Cushman, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Marion, Atlanta, Ga.

Pallbearers were Allen Callaway, Guy Henry, H. B. Walker, B. K. Brietz, Joe Pickering, J. B. Towns, Jr., Robert Towns and T. C. Orr.

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Anna Mae Sandwich
Feb 28, 1880 - Oct 18, 1962

Miss Sandwich Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

Miss Anna Mae Sandwich, well-known artist, 82, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services are planned from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

A native of Thomaston, Ga., born February 23, 1880, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hale Sandwich, and came to Corsicana in 1905.

Miss Sandwich was a painter of note, was a former member of the Twentieth Century Club and was a member of First Baptist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Frances M. Cushman, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. F. Marion, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Erna Sandwich, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Dan B. Hamill, John W. Travis, Bill Brietz, Chester Sprinkle, Allen Callaway, Jr.; Frank Brock, W. B. Levy and W. V. Mowlam.

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William M. Stead
Mar 17, 1874 - Mar 6, 1936

WILLIAM M. STEAD DIED SUDDENLY ON FRIDAY MORNING

ATTACK OF ACUTE INDIGESTION CAUSED DEATH LONG-TIME CORSICANA RESIDENT

William M. Stead, aged 63 years, painter died at his home 907 South Seventeenth street, Friday morning about 9 o’clock after only a few minutes illness with an acute attack of indigestion.

No funeral arrangements have been made pending the arrival of his wife who was visiting in Fort Worth.

Mr. Stead had resided in Corsicana for many years, and had been connected with the Ashmore Brothers Paint company for a number of years. He is reported to have come to town early Friday morning and later returned home and prepared and ate breakfast. He was stricken with indigestion as he prepared to return to town. He died before medical aid could arrive.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Roy Stead, Denton, and Charles and Dan Stead, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Esther Ofill, Fort Worth; five sisters, including Mrs. Sid Horn and Mrs. Ocie Treadwell both of Corsicana; step-father, Joel Sink, Corsicana and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements will be handled by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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WILLIAM STEAD FUNERAL RITES HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for William Stead, aged 63 years, well known painter, who died suddenly with an attack of indigestion at his home, 907 South Seventeenth street, Friday morning about 9 o’clock after only a few minutes’ illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Stead was a member.

Mr. Stead had been connected with the Ashmore Brothers Paint Company for a number of years.

He had come to town early Friday morning and returned home, prepared and ate breakfast. He was stricken as he prepared to get in his car to return to town. Neighbors aided him into his house and called a physician, but death resulted before medical attention could be procured.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Roy Stead, Denton; Charles and Dan Stead, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Esther Offill, Fort Worth; five sisters, including Mrs. Sid Horn and Mrs. Ocie Treadwell, both of Corsicana; step-father, Joel Sink, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. B. Baker, J. M. Pugh, L. W. Ashmore, Oscar Ashmore, Albert Ashmore and H. S. Stewart.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Saloma Margaret (Reedy) Stead
Mar 25, 1871 - Nov 7, 1941

RITES FOR MRS. M. STEAD; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Stead, aged 70 years, who died at 907 South Seventeenth street Friday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon A. MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Mrs. Stead was a native Texan and had resided in Navarro county 40 years. She was a member of the Woodman Circle.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom Offill, Corsicana; three sons, Dan and Charles Stead, both of Dallas, and Ray Stead, Denton; three grandsons, Dick and Dan Stead, Jr., both of Dallas and Ray Offill, Corsicana; a sister, Florence Morgan, Midlothian; a brother, George Reedy, Saginaw, Texas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were hugh Stewart, J. M. Pugh, Jack Burleson, Hale Burleson, Beauford Burleson and Sam J. Taylor.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 8, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William M. Stead; d/o James K. P. “Jim” Reedy & Srilda J. (Lucas) Reedy buried in Sowers cemetery, Irving, Tx.

Jim Betts
Apr 16, 1884 - Dec 11, 1973

Funeral services for Jim Betts, 84, Corsicana, are set for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Roane Chapel Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery in Fairfield. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bertha Betts, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Cloud, Kerens, and Mrs. Mary Grant, Winkler; seven sons, Norman Betts, Los Angeles, Calif.; J. W. Betts, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Joseph Betts, Corsicana; Tas Betts, Wortham; Robert Betts, Fairfield; Ernest and Jimmy Betts, Kerens; and a number of grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Dec 16, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie (Hines) Betts; s/o William Jefferson “Jeff” Betts & Josephine (Nervs?) Betts
  • Hopewell Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery, Fairfield, Texas

Jean Wright
1917 - Apr 8, 1936

MISS JEAN WRIGHT SUCCUMBS TO ATTACK PNEUMONIA TUESDAY

Miss Jean Wright, aged 18 years, died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 8:40 o’clock following a couple of weeks illness with influenza and pneumonia. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Miss Wright has been connected with the Waddell Abstract company for the past 15 months. She was a member of the 1934 graduating class of Corsicana High School and later graduated from the Rice Stenographic school.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Wright, 2111 West Second avenue, and a brother, Frank Wright, all of Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Franklin, Garmon O’Daniel, Clifford Hill, John Curington, Murray Robinson, Arnim Banks and Winston Weaver.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Mrs. Hood Cheney’s Sunday School class of the First Baptist church.

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POPULAR GIRL WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY; DIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Jean Wright, aged 18 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 8:40 o’clock after a two weeks illness with flu-pneumonia, were held Wednesday 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.

Miss Wright has been connected with the Waddell abstract company for the past 15 months. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School in 1934 and later graduated from the Rice Stenographic School.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wright, 2111 West Second avenue, and a brother, Frank Wright, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jimmie Franklin, Garmon O’Daniel, Clifford Hill, John Curington, Murray Robinson, Arnim Banks and Winston Weaver.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Mrs. Hood Cheney’s Sunday school class of the First Baptist church.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Oscar Colquett Andrews
Apr 14, 1915 - Oct 8, 1936

ROANE FARMER IS FATALLY INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Funeral services for Oscar Andrews, aged 21, farmer of the Roane community, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning at 4:55 o’clock as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile wreck Friday afternoon, will be held from the First Baptist Church here Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Joe Andrews, a brother, is in the hospital in a serious condition.

The two men were injured about 3:15 o’clock Friday afternoon when the car in which they were riding turned over one mile east of the Hogan Bridge on the Roane lateral road. The injured men were rushed to the hospital in a Corley ambulance.

Rev. J. R. Fletcher, Baptist minister, will conduct the rites.

Andrews’ death was the eighteenth automobile fatality in Navarro county for the year.

Surviving are his wife of Roane; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Andrews, Roane; nine brothers, W. C. Andrews, Atlanta, Texas; A. D. Andrews, Corsicana; E. L. Andrews, Ada, Okla.; M. W. Andrews, Corsicana; D. H. Andrews, Ada, Okla.; G. H. Andrews, Roane; J. B. Andrews, Roane; Grover Andrews, Corsicana and Homer Andrews, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. M. L. Odom, Roane; Mrs. Rosie Odom, Atlanta, Texas, and Miss Lela Mae Andrews, Roane.

Brothers will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

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Funeral Services Held Sunday For Accident Victim

Funeral services for Oscar Andrews, aged 21 years, of Roane, who died Saturday morning at 4:55 o’clock, were held from the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery, J. R. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Andrews died in the P. and S. Hospital as a result of injuries sustained Friday afternoon when the car in which he and his brother, Joe Andrews were riding turned over on the Roane road east of Hogan Bridge on Chambers creek. Joe Andrews was seriously hurt. Both were rushed to the hospital in a Corley ambulance.

The death of Andrews was the eighteenth automobile accident fatality in Navarro county this year.

Surviving are his wife of Roane, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Andrews, Roane; nine brothers, W. C. Andrews, Atlanta, Texas; A. D. Andrews, Corsicana; E. L. Andrews, Ada, Okla.; M. W. Andrews, Corsicana; D. H. Andrews, Ada, Okla.; G. H. Andrews, Roane; J. B. Andrews, Roane; Grover Andrews, Corsicana and Homer Andrews, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. M. L. Odom, Roane; Mrs. Rosie Odom, Atlanta, Texas, and Miss Lela Mae Andrews, Roane.

Brothers were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

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Lewis Burton Cox
Jul 11, 1859 - Sep 3, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE FRIDAY FOR BARRY RESIDENT

Funeral services for L. B. Cox, resident of the Barry community, who died last night, were held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. T. Reid, 1001 South Seventeenth and One-Half street, and interment was made in the Zions Rest cemetery.

Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the rites.

Surviving are eight children, Cecil Cox, Abilene; Clyde Cox, Paul’s Valley, Okla.; Mrs. Reid, Corsicana; Burt Cox, Comanche; Johnny Cox, Black Hills; Leon Cox, Corsicana; Mrs. Cleo Filewood, Missouri, and Elda Cox, Corsicana; 29 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tom Houston, Jodie Hoffman, W. D. Gillen, E. R. Martin, W. S. Curtis and F. S. White.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of Sutherland-McCammon.

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Aubrey Lee Price
Oct 18, 1937 - Oct 20, 1937

INFANT SON BURIED THURSDAY IN ZION’S REST CEMETERY

Funeral services for Aubrey Lee Price, two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Price, who died Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon from the home in South Corsicana. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church. Burial was in the Zions Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. Templeton and Mrs. Lee Price.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 21, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Aubrey Zeso Price & Cloveter “Nancy” (Templeton) Price-Bison-Whatley (Cloveter is buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Aubrey Zeso Price
Dec 26, 1906 - Dec 4, 1939

Injuries Received In Accident Fatal To Aubrey Z. Price

Aubrey Z. Price, aged 32 years, died at an early hour Monday morning at the P. and S. Hospital.

Price received critical injuries to the head and eye and both arms were mangled to such an extent amputation was necessary, Nov. 7 several miles north of Corsicana. He was injured as he either was struck by or attempted to board and interurban car, officers and others reported.

One of the arms was amputated immediately following the accident while the other operation was performed last week.

Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon at 8 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was in Zions Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Mrs. J. B. Williams.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Beulah Price, Corsicana; a sister, George Erma Price, and five brothers, Odell Price, Weldon Price, Charles Price and Floyd Price, all of Corsicana, and Ed Price, Arizona.

Pallbearers were Richard Stewart, Jim Stewart, Carl Honea, Clyde Honea, Leslie Perry and Jack Riggins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 4, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cloveter “Nancy” (Templeton) Price-Bison-Whatley married Apr. 10, 1937 buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery; s/o George Lee Price & Bula (Dunn) Price

Germaine (Reamy) Hunnicutt-Mobley
Apr 2, 1956 – Sept 9, 2018
 
Wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Germaine Hunnicutt Mobley (Reamy) passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2018 at the age of 62. She was born to Ostein "Andy" Reamy and Iva Nell Reamy (Owen) on April 2, 1956.
A Corsicana native, Germaine spent her lifetime caring for others. She married Randy Hunnicutt Sept. 20, 1974. They made their home and raised their children in Barry and spent 26 years together until Randy's death in 2001.
She later married John Mobley Jan. 1, 2003, and they resided in Corsicana.
Germaine was known for her gentle spirit, kind heart, sweet words and generosity. Her greatest blessings and joys were her children and grandchildren who she loved dearly. She was an avid reader and a wonderful cook who was known to make candy, cookies, or cakes for others just to show she cared. She loved being a grandma and spending time with her grandchildren baking brownies and coloring. She made sure her grandchildren wanted for nothing. She loved to plan and host holiday gatherings for her family and life-long friends. She was beautiful inside and out.
She was preceded in death by her father, Andy Reamy, of Navarro, her brother, Ryan Reamy, of Kerens and her first husband, Randy Hunnicutt, of Barry.
Germaine is survived by her adoring mother, Nell Reamy, of Navarro; her dear husband, John Mobley, of Coriscana; her loving son, Chad Hunnicutt, his fiancé Jacqueline Hagmier, and grandsons, Eli Hagmeir and Evan Hunnicutt, of Barry; her doting daughter, Christin Phillips, her son-in-love, Jacob Phillips, and their children, Hunter and Peyton Phillips, of Tomball; her brother, Adolf Reamy of Corsicana; one niece; two nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery for the interment of Germaine's ashes with Reverend Benny Horn presiding.
A family luncheon to follow at Oak Valley Town Hall for all who wish to celebrate Germaine's life and legacy of love.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Thurs., Sept. 13, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Randy Hunnicutt and (2) John Mobley; d/o Ostein “Andy” Reamy & Iva Nell (Owen) Reamy

Sherren Williams
Nov 6, 1954 - Sep 6, 2018

Sherren Williams, 63, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Second Mission Baptist Church.
Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Victor Lee Lane
Jan 19, 1927 - Sept 10, 2018

Victor Lee Lane, 91 of Oak Valley, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. He was born in Purdon to the late Aaron Matthew and Mary Marie Vaughn Lane.
Victor married Mary Wanda Anglin of Palestine on Oct. 22, 1955. He owned and operated Lane's Mattress Factory and Upholstery for 38 years. He was also a World War II Veteran.
Victor is preceded in death by brother Charlie Monroe John Lane in 1926, a sister Evelyn Lucille Lane in 1982, sister Mary Maurine Lane Fread in 2003, brother Edward Aaron Lane in 2008, sister Violet Marie Lane Prater and son-in-law, Stan DeMoss.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife Mary Wanda Lane; son Troy Dean Lane and wife Karen; daughters, Vickie Lynn DeMoss and fiance Alton Murray, Wanda Lea Goodson and husband Scott; grandsons, Gary Paul Lane, Lonnie Lane Bonner, Garrett Dean Lane, and four great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services with Military Honors will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Younger Cemetery with Bishop Earl Anderson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating.

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