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Roy Dave Sowell
May 7, 1930 - Jun 21, 1936

Funeral Monday For Roy Sowell

Funeral services for Roy Sowell, aged 6 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sowell, Northeast Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Burgess.

Surviving are the parents, five brothers and sisters, Homer, Jr., Wayne, Lola Belle, Mamie and an infant.

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Mary Priscilla (Blackford) Butters
Aug 10, 1920 - Jun 26, 1978

Mrs. Butters

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Priscilla V. Butters, of Corsicana who died Monday in Dallas. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery,

She is survived by her husband, William J. Butters of Corsicana; two sons, Bruce A. Butters of Blue Mountain Lake, N. Y., and Dayton L. Butters of Homer, Alaska; one granddaughter; and two brothers, A. Wade Blackford of Corsicana and Allan S. Blackford of Winston Salem, N. C.

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Mrs. Butters

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Corley’s Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Priscilla B. Butters, 57, of Corsicana who died Monday in Dallas.

The Rev. James Sigler will officiate and burial is to be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of the District of Columbia.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Jordan, Jr., Bryan Jordan 111, Tom Spikes, James H. Gill, John Tatum, and David Brown.

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Rhoda Virginia (Sullivan) Blackford
Feb 25, 1896 - Apr 21, 1970

Mrs. Blackford Dies Tuesday

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church for Mrs. Rhoda Blackford, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Corley directs.

The Vestry of St. John’s will be pallbearers.

Survivors include two sons, A. Wade Blackford of Corsicana, and Sinclair Blackford of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. William Butters of Springfield, Mass.; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George Barry of Washington, D. C.; and one brother, Marcus Sullivan of New York.

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Blackford Rites

Funeral services were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church for Mrs. Rhoda Blackford, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart officiated and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. Members of the Vestry of St. John’s were pallbearers.

Mrs. Blackford is survived by two dons, one daughter, one sister and one brother.

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Anna Katrina Blackford
Jun 18, 1948 - Sep 1, 1948

Infant Dies In Local Hospital

The infant daughter, Anna Katrina of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Blackford died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Wade, Jr., and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur A. Wright, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Rhoda Blackford, Washington, D. C. and a great-grandmother, Mrs. J. F. Stout, Corsicana.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing.

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Anna Virginia (Wright) Blackford
Apr 20, 1920 - Jul 24, 1961

Mrs. Blackford Dies Monday, Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Virginia Wright Blackford, 41, of 2015 West Fourth Avenue, life-long Corsicana resident died in Memorial Hospital Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church, of which she was a member, Wednesday at 5 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery
The rites will be conducted by Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector.

A 1937 graduate of Corsicana High School, she attended Sweet Briar College, Va., and graduated from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, St. John’s Episcopal church, Corsicana Country Club and other organizations.

Mrs. Blackford was an active tennis player in her college days and was intensely interested in sports, particularly golf.

Surviving are her husband, Albert Wade Blackford; a daughter, Anna Blackford; two sons, Wade Blackford, Jr. and Wilbur (Woody) Blackford; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wright, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Maxey, Denver, Colo., and Miss Betty Wright, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. J. F. Stout, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be vestrymen of St. John’s church.

Corley will direct.

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Hold Services Mrs. Blackford

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Wright Blackford, 41, wife of Albert Wade Blackford, 2015 West Fourth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday night, will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church.

The rites will be conducted by Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A life-long resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Blackford attended Sweet Briar College and graduated from Colorado College at Colorado Springs, Colo.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal church, Corsicana Country Club, the James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and other organizations. An avid sports fan, she was a tennis and golf player.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Anna Blackford; two sons, Wade, Jr., and Wilbur (Woody) Blackford; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wright, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Maxey, Denver, Colo., and Miss Betty Wright, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. J. F. Stout, Corsicana and other relatives.

St. John’s vestrymen will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Melissa Jane (DeWitt) Norwood
Sep 1, 1848 - Feb 16, 1936

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN WEATHERFORD HOME

Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Norwood, 87 year old, a resident of Corsicana for 30 years, but recently of Weatherford, were held at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon from the Corley Funeral chapel, with Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Norwood died at 10 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of a son, J. T. Norwood, in Weatherford. She was the widow of the late J. E. Norwood, justice of the peace here for many years.

Surviving are four sons, E. C. Norwood, O. J. Norwood, R. E. Norwood, all of Wichita Falls and J. T. Norwood of Weatherford, and two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Wood, of Hobbs, New Mexico and Mrs. J. B. Griffin, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased.

Arrangements were handled by Corley Funeral Home.

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James E. Norwood, Judge
Dec 2, 1848 - Jun 11, 1920

WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DEAD.

Judge J. E. Norwood Passed Away at Wichita Falls Last Night.

Judge James E. Norwood, who had been justice of the peace here for Place No. 1 for nearly four years, died at Wichita Falls, at the home of his son, where he was visiting at 4 o’clock this morning and the remains will reach here tomorrow, and the funeral will be held here, but the time cannot now be given. Upon arrival here the body will be taken to his late home, 813 East Tenth avenue, and the funeral will take place from there.

The deceased was a native of Clarke county, Alabama, but had lived in Texas for a number of years. He was seventy-two years old and was an upright and honorable citizen, and he was universally esteemed in this community. The deceased is survived by his wife and five sons, Robert, Charles, Neil, T. A. and Jones T. Norwood and three daughters, Mrs. Foster Davis of Cleburne, Mrs. Jack Griffin and Mrs. J. A. Wood of Corsicana.

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Funeral Took Place This Afternoon

The remains of the late J. E. Norwood reached here at 11:15 today and the funeral took place from the family home, 813 East Tenth avenue, this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Revs. L. C. Howell of Corsicana and R. B. Key of Rice officiated. There was a large attendance at the last sad rites and there were many pretty flowers.

Besides the children named yesterday the deceased is survived by these brothers and sisters; T. D. Norwood, who lives near Corsicana; H. M. Norwood, W. W. Norwood and O. W. Norwood, all of Alabama; Mrs. John Spinks, Mrs. Geo. Spinks, Mrs. Mary Spinks and Mrs. S. H. Henson, all of Alabama.

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Lillie Mae (Weeks) Goodwin
Dec 8, 1899 - Apr 23, 1936

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. GOODWIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Weeks Goodwin, aged 36 years, who died Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, were held from the family home, 2205 West Collin street, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. L. Hines of Dallas, formerly minister of the local Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh avenue M. E. church.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Goodwin, and one son, James Weeks Goodwin, both of Corsicana; parents Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Weeks, Mexia, and a brother W. E. Weeks, Drane.

Pallbearers were R. M. Hopkins, Sam C. Thomas, Dal Terry, Nathan Crouch, Tom Howard and Oren Gentry.

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

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MRS. LILLIE GOODWIN DIED AT HOME HERE THURSDAY MORNING

Mrs. Lillie Weeks Goodwin, aged 36 years, wife of J. W. Goodwin, 2205 West Collin street, died at the family home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, one son, James Weeks Goodwin, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Weeks, Mexia, and one brother, W. E. Weeks, Drane.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by J. L. Hines of Dallas, formerly of the local Church of Christ.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.

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David Thomas “Tom” Sawyer
Oct 4, 1921 - Dec 23, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOM SAWYER ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral rites for David Thomas Sawyer, aged 15 years, member of the 1936 Corsicana High School football team, who died in the Navarro clinic at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday morning, were held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock in the First Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Charles Cockrell, assisted by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Charles Gipson. Member of the football team were pallbearers.

Sawyer received injuries, Dec. 15, when the car in which he and his two sisters were riding was struck by a Cotton Belt passenger train at a grade crossing in the western part of town. The two girls were not seriously hurt. His death is the twenty-sixth auto accident victim in Navarro county during 1936.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Sawyer, two brothers, Harold Stanley and Ray Leslie, and two sisters, Essie Jewel and Dorothy Fay, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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Edith Melissa (Haynes) Burkholder
Jul 29, 1860 - Sep 30, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROANE WOMAN ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith M. Burkholder, aged 77 years, native Texan and resident of Navarro county for 51 years, who died at her home in the Roane community Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Prince, Baptist minister.

Surviving are two sons, J. D. Burkholder, Corsicana, and J. A. Burkholder, Kilgore; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 1, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Daniel B./ Webster “Dan” Burkholder married Nov 24, 1886; d/o A. P. Haynes & Louise (Auslin) Haynes per death certificate

James Howard Pope
May 30, 1932 - Aug 26, 2018

James Howard Pope, 86 of Weatherford passed away Aug. 26, 2018. He was born May 30, 1932 in Corsicana to Burt Pope and Lillian Kate Dixon Pope.
James was a Baptist minister for over 53 years. He pastored at Navarro County, Olton, McAdoo, Lubbock, Morton, Plainview, Mineral Wells, Duncanville, Cedar Hill and Crockett. He enjoyed watching Texas Tech sports, especially football or basketball and enjoyed woodworking. He loved his grandchildren dearly and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Pope; son, Randy Pope; brother, Kenneth Pope and his parents.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jettie Pope; five grandchildren, Stacy Siskles, Chris Pope, Jason Pope, Justin Pope, Jeff Pope; 16 great grandchildren and sister-in-law Barbara Pope.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Shady Grove Baptist Church - Union High. Graveside Services to follow at
Oakwood cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Pope, Justin Pope, Jeff Pope, Chris Pope, Jack Werth and Thomas Werth.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Tues., Aug 28, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Bobbie Fae (Brazzel) Pope; s/o Burkley Leonadus “Burt” Pope & Lillian Kate (Dixon) Pope

Nikki Jan (Wood) McCluney
Sep 17, 1957 – Aug 19, 2018

Nikki Jan McCluney, 60, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. She was an amazing wife, mother, and Mimi who will be missed by many.
Nikki was born Sept. 17, 1957 in Corsicana. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Marshall McCluney; two daughters Jordan Bauer and spouse Jon, Brittni Kittrell and spouse Chet; brothers and sisters, Mark and Barbara Wood, Michelle and Richard Silar and Donna and Jeff Beardsley; grandchildren Parker and Preslee Kittrell, and Jackson and Landyn Bauer.
Nikki was preceded in death by her brother Mike Wood, and her mother Dorilee Wood.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. The family will have a private graveside service followed by a Celebration of Life for all friends and family at the IOOF Park in Corsicana at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 Pallbearers will be Joe Kittrell, Joey White, Tommy Hawkins, Chris Hutto, Dr. John Smith and Chris Wood.
Due to Nikki McCluney's adoration of animals, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Corsicana Animal Shelter or the Humane Society of Navarro County in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Douglas Ernest Patrick Coursey
Nov 22, 1943 – Aug 18, 2018

Douglas Ernest Patrick Coursey passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. He was born in Refugio on Nov. 22, 1943. He was known to all as "Bud" since his grandmother dubbed him her "little buddy" at a young age. Bud grew up on a farm outside of Coleman and played every sport available to him. He and Dorinda Woodard were Mr. and Mrs. Coleman High before they were even a couple. It wasn't until their senior trip that they became sweethearts.
Bud attended The University of Texas for a year before Dorinda transferred from McMurray College to be with him. He did the pole vault for UT, his freshman year, but later stopped to focus on his studies. His love for the Longhorns was unparalleled. He believed that anyone who didn't attend the University of Texas wished they had. He graduated with a pharmacy degree in 1967, working in El Paso and Ballinger before buying out Henry Bowden and becoming owner of Bowden's Pharmacy in Corsicana. It was a pharmacy much like the ones he'd admired growing up in Coleman - a place where you could come in, have a cup of coffee, sit and visit or read the paper. After many years of working long days, six days a week, Bud and Steve Brown formed the partnership of Beaton Pharmacy. Bud also consulted for Mel Haven Nursing home for many years, a job he found very rewarding. They ultimately sold the pharmacy to CVS and he retired after doing relief work at Brookshire's Pharmacy six years later.
Bud spent countless Thursday and Sunday afternoons at the Corsicana Country Club with close friends enjoying golf. In 1989 he managed to score a hole-in-one while playing with his son Doug. Other free time was spent reading voraciously, watching every sporting event he could catch on TV and occasionally traveling to watch games in person.
He was most proud of his children and grandchildren and the many long-lasting friendships he'd made in his lifetime.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dorinda Kay Coursey; sister Donna Morgan of Coleman; children Doug Coursey, Jr. of Corsicana; Ashley Coursey Bull, Matt Bull and grandchildren, Vivian, Colin and June Bull of Dallas; and his beloved dog Twinkle.
The family will receive friends and loved ones during a visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 at First United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church followed by interment at
Oakwood cemetery.
In honor of Bud's love for the Longhorns, the family requests those in attendance wear something burnt orange.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Mon., Aug 20, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Dorinda Kay (Woodard) Coursey; s/o Donald Augustus Coursey & Mary Ann (Campbell) Coursey

Weston Matthew King
Aug 29, 2011 – Sep 20, 2018

Weston Matthew King, 7, went home to play in the stars Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Dallas.
Weston was born in Ennis on Aug. 29, 2011 to Stewart and Janice Marie (Hill) King, II.

He lived in Rice with his family.
He loved spending time outdoors whether it was fishing, hunting, camping or riding four wheelers. He loved his family with all his heart; his mamma was his security blanket. She was the one he always wanted to make sure was around. He always wanted to make sure his little brother was taken care of whether it be just looking out for him at school or making sure to pick him up something special whenever he got something at the store. He loved spending time being a mechanics helper to his Grandpa. He was his family's little superhero and his spirit of the "Flash" will always be in their hearts.
He is survived by his parents, Stewart and Janice King, II; his little brother, Hunter Dale King; grandparents, Paw Paw and Maw-Maw Stewart and Ida King, Grandpa and Grandma Kenneth and Andra Hill; aunts, Alisha King, Abby Wood and Jennifer Hill; uncles, Johnathan Hill and Nathaniel Wood; seven cousins; his special friend his dog, Rebel and a host of extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in the Rice Cemetery with Nathaniel Wood, Johnathan Hill, Kenneth Hill, Dewaine King, Stewart King, I and Stewart King, II serving as pallbearers under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.
The family requests if you choose to send flowers that you send RED flowers because red was Weston's favorite color, the color of his favorite superhero the "Flash."

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Dr. Robert Donnell Bone
Oct 5, 1923 – Sept 15, 2018

Robert Donnell Bone, 94, passed away at Prestige Estates, Tyler, Sept. 15, 2018. He was born Oct. 5, 1923, to Dr. John N. Bone and Gaynelle Bailey Bone in Jacksonville.
Following the completion of his secondary education, Dr. Bone completed his undergraduate education at Texas A&M and Baylor Universities. Following his graduation with his undergraduate degree, he was admitted to Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he received his M.D. degree. He then completed his clinical internship at Baylor Hospital Dallas, and a two-year fellowship in Internal Medicine at LSU, New Orleans. Following the completion of his medical education, Dr. Bone served in the United States Army as Chief of Medicine, Fort. Hood and Sendai, Japan.
In 1952, Dr. Bone and three partners established Medical Arts Clinic in Corsicana. He practiced medicine in Corsicana for 43 years. Dr. Bone became a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and was elected by his peers to serve as Governor for the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians. In 1990, he was chosen for the Laureate Award for the Texas Chapter of the ACP.
In 1945, Robert and Jenny Kathryn Spalding were married in Jacksonville. From this union were born Kathryn Ann, Gaynelle and Don Spalding Bone. In July of 1964, Dr. Bone took his family to Pucallpa, Peru, where he volunteered medical services to missionaries and native Indian tribes with Wycliffe Bible Translators at their jungle base camp.
Following his retirement from the active practice of medicine in 1995, Robert and his wife Marsha Pace Bone moved to the Emerald Bay Community in Bullard, where they continued to enjoy playing golf, traveling and participating in activities with family and friends. In addition, Dr. Bone became instrumental at Mission House in Bullard, where he volunteered on a regular basis until his health no longer permitted.
Robert was baptized as an infant at First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville. He served as an elder both in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana, and First Presbyterian Church in Tyler. Robert loved to study theology and taught Adult Sunday School for 50 years, where his Sunday School Class was legendary. Primary interests were his family and his patients. Hobbies included reading, classical music, golf, photography and travel.
Dr. Bone was preceded in death by his wife Marsha Pace Bone.
He is survived by his children, Ann Parker (Dick) of Gainesville, Flordia [sic], Gaynelle Newport of Keller, Donnie Bone of Denton. Also, LaDonna Allen of Tyler, Kelly Allen French (Wade) Bullard, Mark Allen (Laura) of Webster and his sister Dr. Mary Alice Bone Adamson of Jacksonville. In addition are 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and the beloved Dinh family.
A brief sunrise service commemorating the life of Robert Bone, M.D., is scheduled for 7 a.m., Sept. 29, 2018 at City Cemetery, Jacksonville. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, with the Rev. Dr. Stuart Baskin officiating. Reception to follow.
Per Dr. Bone's request, cremation arrangements have been made through Corley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St., Tyler TX, 75701; Bullard Mission House, 226 S. Phillips St., Bullard, TX, 75757; or Legacy Hospice, 1901 Rickety Ln, Ste.103, Tyler, TX, 75703.

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Billy Joe McCulloch
June 26, 1926 - Sept 14, 2018

Billy Joe McCulloch of Silver City passed away Friday Sept.14, 2018 in Waco at the age of 92. He was born in Navarro County at Alliance Hall. He married Peggy Jean Thomas on Nov. 22, 1947 in Navarro County.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Peggy, grandson Matt Weaver and brothers Frank Jackson, Lindon McCulloch, Shirley McCulloch and sisters Lora and Betty Jackson.
He is survived by his daughters Carolyn Swain and husband Perry, Brenda Jones and husband Bubba; four grandchildren, Scott McGraw and wife Tammy, Misty McGraw, Davelyn Casbeer and husband Monty, John Michael Weaver and wife Brandi; four great grandchildren, Austen McGraw and wife Misty, Dalton McGraw, Carley Casbeer and Colby Mosley; one great great grandchild, Connor Dean McGraw. Also, a sister, Helen Ruth Widener.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday Sept. 17, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Interment to follow at Younger Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • h/o Peggy Jean (Thomas) McCulloch; s/o William Shirley McCulloch & Sarah Emma (Almon) McCulloch
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Mon., Sep 14, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Obie Lee Belcher
Sep 11, 1891 - Mar 5, 1957

Rites Thursday For O. L. Belcher

O. L. Belcher, veteran ticket agent for Continental Trailways here, died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday night after an illness of several months. He was 68.

A native of Van Zandt county, Belcher resided in Corsicana for about 40 years. He was ticket agent for Continental Trailways when it opened here in 1920 and sold the first ticket in Corsicana. Prior to that he was a clerk at the old Commercial Hotel.

Funeral rites will be held from the Corley chapel Thursday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Belcher is survived by his wife, Mrs. O. L. Belcher, Corsicana; a brother, J. B. Belcher, Vernon; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hilliard, Vernon and Mrs. O. W. Brice, Austin; several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 6, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Valsy (Hubbard) Belcher married Nov. 1, 1923 s/o J. D. Belcher and Dorothy (Stanford) Belcher

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Thursday Rites For Ticket Agent

Funeral services for O. L. Belcher, 68, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Belcher, a veteran ticket agent for the Continental Trailways here died Tuesday night following an illness of several months.

A native of Van Zandt county, Belcher had been in Corsicana 40 years. He was a clerk at the old Commercial Hotel and sold the first ticket in Corsicana for the bus line.

Belcher is survived by his wife, Mrs. O. L. Belcher, Corsicana; a brother, J. B. Belcher, Vernon; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hilliard, Vernon and Mrs. O. W. Brice, Austin; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Clarence Harrison, Henry Hubbard, Leon Black, C. R. Black, Jack Flanagan and Nelson Hilliard, all nephews.

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Robert Wiley Jones, Sr.
Apr 9, 1886 - Jul 14, 1957

R. W. Jones Rites Salted Thursday

Funeral rites for R. W. Jones, 71, Navarro retired welder, who died Sunday morning, will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The services will be conducted by V. A. Vick.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro; seven sons, Roy Jones, Navarro; Thomas Jones, Dallas; Wayne, Leo and R. W. Jones, Jr., all of Corsicana; Grady Jones, Sweetwater, and James Jones, USAF, Alaska; four daughters, Mrs. T. W. Berryhill, Roscoe; Mrs. Marvin Boulware, Fluvanna, and Mrs. Marvin DuBose, Austin; 30 grandchildren; eight great0grandchildren; four brothers, five sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. R. Jones, Luther Tanner, Weldon Baker, Pierce Smith, Warren Smith and Cleo Chauncy.

Corley will direct.

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Lela Bell (Greer) Jones
Jul. 24, 1891 - Nov. 27, 1975

Mrs. Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Lela Jones, 84, of Corsicana, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the North Beaton Church of Christ. Mrs. Jones died Thursday at Paulynes Convalescent Home. Mr. Claude Parrish will officiate at the services and burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Jones is survived by four sons, Wayne Jones, Florida; Grady Jones, Sweetwater; Leo Jones and James Jones both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Bouleware, Snyder; Mrs. Dorothy Berryhill, Roscoe, and Mrs. Sadie Price, Abilene; 35 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Harvey Bouleware, Darrell Berryhill, Paul Jones, Thomas Jones, James Jones II, Clyde Jones.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Eddie Van Cason
Jan 12, 1928 - Aug 7, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES DROWNING VICTIM HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Eddie Van Cason, 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Cason, 1427 West Seventh avenue, who was drowned near Oak Valley at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

The child and two small companions whose names were not learned had gone swimming in a tank. The child was rushed to the Navarro Clinic by Walter Little, Oak Valley resident, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. This was the first drowning reported in Navarro county this year.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mrs. Van Buren Cason, Corsicana; and J. A. Teague, San Angelo; two brothers, William and Melvin; four sisters, Nellie, Sue, Aline and Florence Cason, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ezra Burns, Lonnie Burns, Curtis Pike and James Glenn.

Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

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Laura Letha (Aston) Britton
Jul 28, 1885 - Apr 14, 1936

MRS. LETHA BRITTON DIED TUESDAY NIGHT BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Letha Britton, aged 50 years, who died Tuesday night at 8:45 o’clock at the family residence, 658 West Sixth avenue, were held from the Methodist Protestant church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her father, T. A. Aston, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Wimberly, Corsicana; Lloyd Britton, Corsicana; Emmett (Bunk) Britton, Corsicana and Ira Britton, Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Ashton, Waxahachie and Mrs. Floyd Herrin, Italy; a brother, Rice Aston, Corsicana and four grandchildren.

The funeral arrangements were handled by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr. 15, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Emmett Emory Britton, Sr. married Feb. 5, 1903; d/o Thomas Anderson Aston & Mary Jane (Gilley) Aston buried in Frost cemetery

Lula (Day) Howell
May 1884 - Nov 16, 1936

Long Prairie Woman Was Buried Tuesday

KERENS, Nov. 18.—(Spl)—Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Long Prairie, for Mrs. Lula Howell, 52, who died at her home Monday afternoon. Rev. C. E. Wilkins, pastor of the First Methodist church of Kerens officiated, with funeral arrangements in charge of Stockton’s Funeral Home. Mrs. Howell is survived by her husband, Kit Howell, and nine children.

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Lena Pauline (Cunningham) Griggs
Mar 11, 1902 - Sep 25, 1936

OAK GROVE WOMAN BURIED SATURUDAY AT LONG PRAIRIE

KERENS, Sept.28.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Charlie Griggs, who died at her home in Oak Grove community, Friday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock, were held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. M. O. Cheek assisted by Rev. Joe Everheart conducted the funeral service.

Surviving are her husband, four children; Elsie, C. E., Edwina, M. D., her mother, Mrs. R. D. Cunningham, eight brothers; J. T., Stafford, Tom, Willis, Odell, Elmo, Robert Stafford, of Kerens and Herman Stafford of Houston.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Stockton’s Funeral Home with interment at Long Prairie cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 28, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (the obit has some of the brothers with the last name Stafford in error—she has a brother Stafford Cunningham-they all are Cunningham)
  • w/o Charles Alexander Griggs d/o R. D. Cunningham and Edna (Williams) Cunningham

Linus Odell Cunningham
Jun 24, 1912 - Jul 17, 1938

Kerens Officer Is Buried On Monday

KERENS, July 22.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church in Kerens Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock for Odell Cunningham, city marshal for the past five years, nightwatchman for the city, who died following an illness of several weeks on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Cunningham was 26 years of age, and a member of the 132nd Field Artillery, Battery E. Texas National Guard. He had been advanced to the rank of Corporal in March of this year.

Services were conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the Baptist church. Interment was at the Long Prairie cemetery under the direction of P. N. Stockton funeral home.

Pallbearers were members of the Kerens battery, in full uniform, Sgt. F. E. McCown, Sgt. Wilmer Childress, Sgt. Robert Saunders, Stoner Baker, Sgt. Ralph Absher and Private 1st Class Jeff McCleary.

Deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Edna Cunningham, and seven brothers, D. S., D. C., W. L. , H. A., and R. A. Cunningham of Kerens, J. T. Cunningham of Lindale and Elmo Cunningham of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 22, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 132nd Field Artillery, Battery E. Texas National Guard; s/o Robert Douglass Cunningham and Edna (Williams) Cunningham

Jewell Thompson
1887 - Sep 7, 1936

NATIVE OF KERENS COMMUNITY BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, Sept. 8.—(Spl.)—Miss Jewel Thompson, age 48, passed away at her home here Sunday night after several weeks of illness.

Funeral services under the direction of Stockton Funeral home were held at the First Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. Charles E. Wilkins, Methodist pastor, conducted the services. He was assisted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Pallbearers were W. B. Talley, O. J. Inman, E. H. Gray, E. M. Westbrook, G. M. Chapman, Earl McClung, W. A. Hill and H. P. McCown. Interment was at Long Prairie.

Miss Thompson was born near Kerens and had lived in or near the town all of her life. She had long been a member of the Methodist church and was an active church worker. She is survived by her father, L. H. Thompson, with whom she made her home; two brothers, Vance and Clyde Thompson both of Kerens, and other relatives.

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Shelah Arvel “Paul” Vandergriff
Nov 28, 1905 - Apr 12, 1960

Vandergriff Services Held Here Friday

Final graveside rites were held Friday at 2 p.m. in Oakwood cemetery for Shelah A. (Paul) Vandergriff, 54, who died Tuesday in Borger. Rev. Taylor, Baptist minister of Rhome, officiated. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Borger.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Vandergriff, Borger; five children, Mrs. Norma K. Calloway, Houston; Shelah Ann, Donnie, Dorsie and Eddie Vandergriff, all of Borger; two brothers, Ed Vandergriff of Corsicana and George Vandergriff, Tyler; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Grizzle, Gassaway, Tenn.; Mrs. Dellia Scoggins, and Miss Vergie Vandergriff, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ocie Cox, Kilgore; and one granddaughter.

Local arrangements were directed by Corley’s.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 15, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Alma Lois (Cunningham) Vandergriff buried in Borger, Texas 2nd wife Frances Evelyn (Renfro) Vandergriff buried in Borger, Tx; s/o James Allen Vandergriff & Amanda Elizabeth (Terrell) Vandergriff

Lawrence Eugene “Gene” Aven
Nov 27, 1885 - Mar 18, 1936

Fort Worth Man Be Buried Bazette Friday Afternoon

L. E. Aven, aged 52 years, died at Fort Worth Thursday morning and funeral services will be held from the home of his sister, Mrs. W. B. Turns at Roane, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, John Aven, Emhouse; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Richland; Mrs. Will Pierce, Powell; Mrs. W. B. Turns, Roane and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

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FORT WORTH MAN BURIED IN BAZETTE CEMETERY FRIDAY

Funeral services for L. E. Aven, aged 52 years, who died in Fort Worth Thursday morning, were held from the home of his sister, Mrs. W. B. Turns at Roane, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, John Aven, Emhouse; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Richland; Mrs. Will Pierce, Powell; Mrs. W. B. Turns, Roane and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral services.

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Anna Elizabeth (Johnson) Glass
Aug 26, 1856 - Oct 6, 1939

PIONEER RESIDENT OF EAST NAVARRO DIED AT HARPER

Mrs. A. E. Glass, about 84, pioneer resident of Kerens and East Navarro county, died at Harper, Texas, Friday afternoon, it was learned here Saturday. She was visiting at Harper at the time of her death.

Funeral services will be held at Bazette Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are five sons, J. T. Glass, Harper; E. M. Glass, Giles; J. M. Glass, Snyder; H. J. Glass and C. W. Glass, Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Maud Wright and Mrs. Janie Ayres, both of near San Benito and a number of grandchildren.

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Mary Susanna (Stuart) Jones
Apr 12, 1854 - Dec 8, 1936

PIONEER RESIDENT OF EAST NAVARRO BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jones, aged 82 years, who died at her home in Kerens Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock, were held from the Baptist church at Bazette Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Bazette cemetery. Mrs. Jones was a native of Alabama, but resided in the Bazette community for more than 50 years prior to moving to Kerens seven years ago. She had been a life-long member of the Baptist church. Mrs. Jones had been an invalid for a number of years. She was the widow of the late Jack Jones, who died a number of years ago.

Surviving are four sons, F. E. Jones, Bryan; Ernest Jones, Kilgore; Jeff Jones, Kerens, and Tommie Jones, Kerens; four daughters, Miss Annie Jones, Kerens; Mrs. Era Wilson, Kerens; Mrs. Inez Mills, Henderson and Mrs. Georgia Green, Bazette; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Findley, Kerens, and Mrs. Donie Smoke, Ennis; three brothers, A. C. Kyser and G. T. Kyser, both of San Benito, and Sam Kyser, Kerens, and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec. 9, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Stephen Jackson “Jack” Jones; d/o Harris Stuart & Nancy Ann (Albritton) Stuart-Kyser (Nancy is buried in Prairie Point cemetery)

Marshall Barnet “Buddy” Morris
Nov 6, 1906 - Jan 20, 1965

Buddy Morris Dies Wednesday

KERENS, Jan. 20 (Spl.)—Marshall (Buddy) Morris, 58, employe of Wyatt’s Food Store in Dallas, died Wednesday in Seagoville.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Paschal Funeral Home with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Morris was a native of Kerens and farmed in this area until he moved to Dallas 11 years ago. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are a son, Lev Morris, Dallas; two brothers, William Morris, Dallas and Wayne Morris, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Herman Hall, Kerens; Mrs. Margaret Jones, Trinidad, and Mrs. V. A. Reese, Houston, and other relatives.

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James William Smith
Jun 20, 1879 - May 4, 1936

J. W. SMITH DIED AT EUREKA MONDAY; BURIAL BIRDSTON

Funeral services for J. W. Smith, aged 57 years, who died at his home in Eureka community Monday evening at 6:30 o’clock were held at the Birdston cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka.

Prior to moving to the Eureka community two years ago. Mr. Smith resided at Texarkana.

Surviving is his wife.

Pallbearers were J. P. Hardy, M. I. Moles, Calvin Moles, A. W. Harris, A. M. Boyd and W. D. Castle.

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

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Lurena Bell (Rogers) Oliver
Feb 3, 1893 - Apr 13, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. OLIVER

Funeral services for Mrs. H. H. Oliver, aged 43 years, who died at the family residence on the old Blooming Grove road northwest of Corsicana Monday night at 10 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Birdston cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are her husband, one son, Rufus Oliver, both of Corsicana; parents Mr. and Mrs. John Rogers, Streetman; five brothers, Ernest, Jack, Cecil, Cucci and Eddie Rogers, all of Streetman; and four sisters, Mrs. Jewel Harris, Overton; Mrs. Ella Robinson, Streetman; Mrs. Alexgene Hester, Athens, and Mrs. Bertha Galloway, Groesbeck.

The funeral arrangements were in charge of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Ann (Tisdale) Bryant
Oct 6, 1867 - Jun 17, 1939

STREETMAN WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY; WAS BURIED ON SUNDAY

STREETMAN, June 22.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Tom B. Bryant, age 73 years, died suddenly Saturday night about 12 o’clock at her home here. Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Birdston cemetery. Rev. O. F. Barton, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the services.

Surviving are her husband, one son, E. C. Bryant; two daughters, Mrs. Sallie Tisdale and Mrs. Cora Ward, all of Streetman; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burleson Funeral Home of Fairfield had charge of arrangements.

Out of town relatives and friends were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McBride and three daughters, of Dallas; Mrs. Lola Webb, Mrs. Wolverton, son and daughter, of Tennessee Colony, Mr. and Mrs. Tate Lindsay and T. M. Gamewell of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson and Mrs. Nellie Burleson of Wortham, and Mrs. Lonnie Calhoun of Houston.

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Nina (Coleman) Fread
Dec 25, 1904 - Mar 26, 1936

Former Dawson Woman Is Dead

DAWSON, March 27.—Mrs. Homer Fread of San Angelo died in a Waco hospital Thursday morning after a several weeks illness and the body was brought her for burial.

Surviving are her husband and daughter.

The family formerly resided here.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar. 27, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o Homer Jackson Fread buried in Belview Cemetery, McAllen, Tx; d/o Wylie Ausie Coleman & Ollie Jane (Bland) Coleman buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Ruth Jeanelle McCulloch
Jan 26, 1931 - Dec 22, 1936

Dawson Girl Dies In Hospital Waco

DAWSON, Dec. 25.—Ruth Genell McCulloch, six-year-old daughter of Bennie McCulloch, died in a Waco hospital Tuesday. The funeral was held here Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in the
Dawson cemetery.

The little girl had made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. McCulloch, Navarro Mills, since her mother died in 1934.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 24, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John Terry Wilkes
Dec 31, 1860 - Feb 26, 1936

Prominent Dawson Resident Is Dead

DAWSON, Feb. 28.—John T. Wilkes, prominent resident of this community for many years, died Wednesday morning after a short illness with pneumonia. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the family home with burial in the
Dawson cemetery.

Notes:

  • Fri., Feb. 28, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Younger) Wilkes married Mar 23, 1890; s/o Milton A. Wilkes & Louisa Jane (Wright) Wilkes

Beulah (Jones) Peden
Jan 10, 1883 - Jan 18, 1965

Mrs. A. F. Peden Dies Monday

Mrs. A. F. Peden, 82, died in the Hilliard -Bryan Home, 308 West Seventh avenue Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of Fellowship Baptist church.

Native of Mississippi, Mrs. Peden had resided in Navarro county for 57 years. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Purdon.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Curtis Peden, Denton; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, Ernest Jones, Jacksonville, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Roberts, Meridian, Miss., and Mrs. Sally McKee, DeKalb, Miss., and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Carriel C. Bison
Jul 18, 1906 - Apr 4, 1957

Carriel Bison Dies Thursday

Carriel Bison, 50, truck driver died Thursday at his home, 606 North Fifth street, following an illness of eight years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of Central Baptist.

A native of Muskogee, Okla., he had resided in Corsicana 30 years and was a tank destroyer in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cloveter Bison, Corsicana; three daughters, Carolyn, Ruthie Lee and Ruby Lee Bison, McKinney; three brothers, David, Manuel and Ogle Bison, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

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Carriel Bison Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Carriel Bison, 50-year-old truck driver, who died at his home, 505 North Fifth street, Thursday following an illness of eight years, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of the Central Baptist. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Bison was a tank destroyer in World War II and had resided here 20 years. He was born in Muskogee, Okla.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cloveter Bison, Corsicana; three daughters, Carolyn, Ruthie Lee and Ruby Lee Bison, McKinney; three brothers, David, Manuel and Ogle Bison, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Pete Lindsey, Tom Thompson, Robert Templeton, Raymond Lindsey, Troy Fuller and Sam Vought.

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Clarence M. Whatley
Jun 8, 1912 - Jan 30, 1977

Clarence Whatley

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence (Red) Whatley, 64, resident of Trinidad, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. L. L. Connors will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery.

He was a native of Georgia, and lived in Trinidad one year.

Survivors include his widow of Trinidad, a son, Amos Lee Whatley of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Nelson Ward of Purdon, Mrs. Willis Carmichael of Seven Points, Mrs. Johnny Baker of Kerens, and Mrs. Vernon Baker and Mrs. Tom Sharples both of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Aubry Whatley of Grantville, Ga. and a sister, Mrs. May Bryant of Grantville, Ga.

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Sylvester Polecat Sims
Feb 1, 1908 - Sep 9, 1974

Sylvester P. Sims

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Sylvester P. Sims, 66, of Corsicana.

Sims died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the First Pentecostal Church of God, will officiate, with burial in the Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery.

He was a native of Oklahoma and had lived in Corsicana for one year. He was a roofer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eula Sims of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Taylor of Corsicana; four sons, John B. Sims of San Antonio, Willie Sims of Corsicana, Clarence Sims of Duncanville, and Robert Sims of Bedford; two brothers, Rev. George Sims of Dallas and Dean Sims of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Kitchens of Grapevine; Mrs. Lora May Glenn of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Naomi Hodges of Dallas; and a number of grandchildren.

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Sylvester P. Sims

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Sylvester P. Sims, 66, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Burial was to be Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, four sons, two brothers, three sisters and a number of grandchildren.

Pallbearers included J. W. French, Hubert French, J. D. Young, Lonnie Reed, and George Sims, Jr.

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Lonie (Moore) Riley
Sep 19, 1897 - Dec 30, 1936

MRS. M. K. RILEY, NATIVE OF COUNTY, DIED ON WEDNESDAY

Mrs. M. K. Riley, aged 39 years, native of Navarro county, died at the family home, 1607 Maplewood, Wednesday morning at 6:30 o’clock after a several months’ illness.

The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro.

Surviving are her husband, Sgt. M. K. Riley of the local National Guard, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Hattie Moore, Corsicana, and Mrs. Warren Jeffers, Longview; and two brothers, John Moore, Monohans, and Roy Moore, Kilgore.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. M. K. RILEY ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. M. K. Riley, aged 39 years, native of Navarro county, died at the family home, 1607 Maplewood, Wednesday morning after a several months’ illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Watson, Kyle Stewart, Horace Hays, Ray Morgan, John Storrie and Andrew Steele.

Surviving are her husband, Sgt. M. K. Riley of the local National Guard, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Hattie Moore, Corsicana and Mrs. Warren Jeffers, Longview; and two brothers, John Moore, Monahans, and Roy Moore, Kilgore.

The services were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ.

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Andrew Jackson Slade
Mar 27, 1854 - Mar 17, 1927

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Andrew J. Slade, a resident of Navarro county since 1875 died at his home in Navarro, on March 17, 1927, after a long illness. He was born March 17, 1854 in Coney, Georgia, being one of a family of seven children born to Jerry and Sallie Sutton Slade. He came to Texas at the age of twenty one, and located near old Birdston in Navarro county where in 1879 he married Sallie Ophelia Keel. To this union was born seven children, a son, Ebbie W. of seventeen years died in 1897.

The deceased left surviving, his wife, Sallie O. Slade and three sons, Cossie B. Slade, Streetman; H. Grady Slade, San Augustine, Texas; Andrew J. Slade, Jr., Chicago, and three daughters, Mrs. S. R. Phipps, Mrs. R. B. Maddox, both of Dallas; Mrs. J. M. Warfield, Wortham, Texas, and eleven grandchildren.

Interment was in Hopewell cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 29, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie Ophelia (Keel) Slade married Dec. 18, 1878 buried in Birdston cemetery; s/o Jerry Slade & Sallie (Sutton) Slade per death certificate

Homer Dallas Smith, Sr.
Apr 18, 1875 - Apr 25, 1936

NAVARRO MERCHANT DIED SATURDAY AND BURIED ON SUNDAY

H. D. Smith, aged 61 years, merchant at Navarro for the past 22 years, died at his home at Navarro Saturday night at 7 o’clock. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hopewell cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Birdie Smith, Navarro; five children, Mrs. Gussie Ferrel, Dallas; R. M. Smith, Navarro; H. D. Smith, Jr., Navarro; Mrs. Irma Westbrook, Navarro and Ray Smith Navarro; three grandchildren, R. M. Smith, Al Smith and Jeannette Smith, all of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. J. P. Dawkins, Normangee; Mrs. Luther Vestal, Ben Hur, and Mrs. E. E. Walker, Houston.

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

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

Pallbearers were C. A. Moore, O. K. Vinson, D. H. Harvard, J. S. Doolen, J. O. Cheney and C. F. Barnhill.

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Birdie E. (Seale) Smith
Mar 9, 1879 - Nov 14, 1956

Mrs. H. D. Smith Rites Wednesday

Mrs. H. D. Smith, 77, died Tuesday morning at the Navarro Clinic after a long illness.

A pioneer of Navarro, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Seale, pioneer residents of Leon county. She had been a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church since 1914 and a member of the W. O. W. Circle for approximately the same length of time.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Martin Evans, pastor of the Hopewell Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gussie Ferrell of Dallas and Mrs. Irma Westbrook of Monahans; two sons, Malcolm Smith of Corsicana and Ray Smith of Navarro; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. A. R. Lewis of Corsicana and Mrs. Vera Grimes of Orange; and one brother, Albert Seale of Centerville.

Pallbearers will be Lendon Lewis, Walter Lewis, R. M. Smith, Jr., Albert Smith, Tom Whitfield and Jack Bressie.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov. 13, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Homer Dallas Smith, Sr. married Jan. 9, 1898 Leon county, Tx; d/o Jesse Walter Seale & Mildred Ann (Perkins) Seale

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Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. H. D. Smith, 77, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning after an extended illness, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Martin Evans, pastor of the Hopewell Baptist church of which she had been a member since 1914, with burial in the Hopewell cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Seale, pioneers of Leon county, and had made her home in the Navarro community for many years. She was a long-time member of the W. O. W. Circle.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gussie Ferrell, Dallas and Mrs. Irma Westbrook, Monahans; two sons, Malcolm Smith, Corsicana and Ray Smith, Navarro; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. A. R. Lewis, Corsicana and Mrs. Vera Grimes, Orange; a brother, Albert Seale, Centerville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lendon Lewis, Walter Lewis, R. M. Smith, Jr., Albert Smith, Tom Whitfield and Jack Bressie.

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Homer Dallas Smith, Jr.
Dec 8, 1902 - Aug 21, 1948

HOMER D. SMITH DIES SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Homer D. Smith, aged 44 years, died at Sanitorium, Texas, Saturday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. H. D. Smith, Navarro; two brothers, R. M. Smith, Jr., and Ray Smith, both of Navarro; two sisters, Mrs. Gussie Ferrell, Dallas, and Mrs. T. P. Westbrook, Wickett; two nephews and a niece.

Pallbearers will be B. H. Bottoms, H. B. Fouty, Clint Fouty, Jack Bressie, T. J. Greenup and Jinx Smith.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug. 21, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Graduate of Navarro High School h/o Josephine Joy (Slater) Smith (divorced) s/o Homer Dallas Smith, Sr. and Birtie E. (Seale) Smith

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HOMER D. SMITH FUNERAL IS HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Homer D. Smith, Jr., aged 44 years, who died in Sanitorium, Texas, early Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. T. Perritt, pastor of the First Baptist church of Navarro.

Smith was a telegraph operator for the Pure Oil Company at Hobbs, N. M. prior to becoming ill several months ago.

Native of Marquez, he had resided at Navarro 30 years and graduated from the Navarro High School.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. H. D. Smith; two brothers, R. M. Smith, Sr., and Ray Smith, all of Navarro; two sisters, Mrs. Gussie Ferrell, Dallas, and Mrs. T. P. Westbrook, Wickett; two nephews and a niece.

Pallbearers were B. H. Bottoms, H. B. Fouty, Clint Fouty, Jack Bressie, T. J. Greenup and Jinx Smith.

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Elba/Elbee Anderson
1865 - Apr 19, 1936

LIFE-LONG NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT IS BURIED ON MONDAY

Elbee Anderson, aged 71 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, died Sunday night in Pursley at 9 o’clock after a short illness. The funeral services were conducted at the Pursley cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are two brothers, John Anderson, Tulsa and Dave Anderson, Richland, and two sisters, Mrs. George Kelly and Mrs. Mattie Watts.

Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 20, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Not sure if she is in New Pursley or Old Pursley, not in cemetery records, placing in OLD Pursley with note
  • there is a Mattie Watts; d/o Martin Thomas Anderson & Martha Jane (Bolt) Anderson)

Martha (UNKNOWN) Meineke
Nov 9, 1868 - Jan 24, 1936

WOMAN DIED IN PICKETT COMMUNITY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Martha Meineke, aged 67 years, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Zube of near Pickett, Friday afternoon and the funeral will be held from the Zube residence Saturday afternoon art 2 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, T. Meineke; one daughter, Mrs. Zube; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several step-children.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 24, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Not sure if she is in New Pursley or Old Pursley, not in cemetery records, placing in OLD Pursley with note
  • w/o Theodore Meineke
  • (Death certificate just says Meineke and buried at Pursley) (daughter Mollie Zube buried at Hamilton Beeman’s death certificate says Minike and all of Mollie’s children say Mary Mollie Dupuw ?)(could be Martha Sherrouse who married Theodore Meineke Apr 10, 1917)

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Pickett Woman Was Buried Saturday In Pursley Cemetery

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Meineke, aged 67 years, who died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Zube, near Pickett, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Zube home with interment in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, T. Meineke; one daughter, Mrs. Zube eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several step-children.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Huldah Alice (Hardin) Smith
Mar 10, 1883 - Dec 19, 1936

MRS. J. C. SMITH DIED SATURDAY AT HOME NORTH CITY

Mrs. J. C. Smith, age 53 years, died at her home north of Corsicana Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of Christ at Pursley with interment in the New Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, Corsicana Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, ten children, Mrs. Era Leatherwood, Terrell; Mrs. Frank Shaw, Dawson; Mrs. B. C. Nesmith, Corsicana; Miss Bernice Smith, Corsicana; Arthur Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. Lynn Wilson, Odessa; Hugh Smith, Corsicana; J. C. Smith, Jr., Corsicana; Miss Violet Smith, Corsicana, and Raymond Smith, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Waldon Rice, Dallas, and a brother, Joe H. Hardin, Pursley.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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John Cemer Smith, Sr.
Nov 11, 1865 - Aug 21, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES INTERURBAN VICTIM WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for J. C. Smith, aged 61 years, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning at 12:30 o’clock after being struck by an interurban car three miles north of Corsicana Friday night, were held from the Church of Christ at Pursley Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, local Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. W. M. Leatherwood, Mrs. Frank Shaw, Mrs. B. W. Smith, Mrs. Lena Wilson and Misses Bernice and Violet Smith; four sons, A. W. Smith, Hugh A. Smith, J. C. Smith, Jr, and Raymond Carroll Smith, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Man Dies Result Injuries; Funeral Sunday Afternoon

J. C. Smith, aged 61 years, resident of Zions’ Rest died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning at 12:30 o’clock from injuries sustained three hours earlier three miles north of Corsicana when he is reported to have been struck by an interurban car.

Funeral rites are scheduled to be held from the Church of Christ at Pursley Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery.

It was reported that Mr. Smith was attempting to signal the car to stop for him to ride into Corsicana from his farm in the storm-devastated area at the time of the accident.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. W. M. Leatherwood, Mrs. Frank Shaw, Mrs. B. W. Smith, Mrs. Lena Wilson and Misses Bernice and Violet Smith; four sons, A. W. Smith, Hugh A. Smith, J. C. Smith, Jr., and Raymond Carroll Smith and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Donald Novarro Anderson
Apr 2, 1935 - Apr 20, 1936

RICHLAND INFANT WAS BURIED THERE TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Donald N. Anderson, 18-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Anderson of Richland, who died Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the family home with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Hearon, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Mack Anderson, Jr., and Jim K. Anderson, and a sister, Bertie Anderson.

Arrangements were handled by the McCammon & Brown Funeral Home of Richland and the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Marcialete Lumpkin
B&D Jan 17, 1936

Baby Girl Died On Friday Afternoon; Burial on Saturday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Lumpkin of Freer, Texas, died at 729 West Tenth avenue Friday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock. The funeral will be held at the Richland cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. J. Hearon, Methodist minister at Richland.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Lumpkin of Longview and Mrs. G. W. Blood of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the services.

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INFANT WAS BURIED RICHLAND CEMETERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Lumpkin of Freer, Texas who died at 729 West Tenth avenue Friday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Richland cemetery, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Hearon, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Lumpkin of Longview and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Blood of Corsicana.

The funeral was conducted by the Corley Funeral Home.

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William Arthur Byrd
Jul 27, 1920 - Dec 24, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HUNTING VICTIM ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for William Arthur Byrd, aged 17 years of Richland, who died Thursday shortly before noon from accidental gunshot wounds sustained while rabbit hunting two miles from Richland, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Richland Baptist church with the Richland Baptist church with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The youth was shot while hunting with his brother and several friends Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock. A .22 rifle bullet penetrated his body. The critically injured young man was put into an automobile and was rushed to Corsicana but expired a short time before the Navarro clinic was reached.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Byrd, Richland; a brother, R. E. Byrd, Jr., Richland; two sisters, Mary and Martha Byrd, Richland; a grandmother, Mrs. Martha Hill, Richland, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Dixie Lorene Massey
Jan 17, 1913 - Aug 26, 1936

WOMAN, TWO CHILDREN DIE IN FLAMES

THREE BURNED TO DEATH WHEN HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY FOR VICTIMS MYSTERIOUS BLAZE

Funeral services were conducted Thursday for three victims of a mysterious blaze that destroyed a farm house occupied by J. D. Massey in the Pursley community about 14 miles southwest of Corsicana late Wednesday afternoon.

The dead: Dixie Lorene Massey, aged 23 years, daughter of Mr. Massey, and Leonard and Johnny Davis, aged four and two years, respectively, sons of Mrs. Myrtle Davis of Corsicana.

The origin of the fire is unknown. The three victims were alone at the time of the blaze, according to information secured by Sheriff Rufus and his deputies who investigated the affair.

Efforts to locate the mother of the two children had been unsuccessful Thursday morning. She is reported to have left the two little boys at the Massey home several days ago and announced she would hitch-hike to Corpus Christi. Mrs. Davis is reported to have formerly been employed at the Texas Hotel here.

Funeral services for Miss Massey were held with burial in the Ward cemetery.

Surviving are her father, three brothers, A. E. Massey, Corsicana; E. L. Massey, Cayuga, and W. B. Massey, Kilgore, and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Holt, Malakoff; Mrs. Donnie Robertson, Pursley, and Mrs. Ruby Dixon, Vernon, Texas.

Funeral rites for the two small boys were scheduled to be held Thursday afternoon with burial at Petty’s Chapel.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements of the three victims.

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Johnnie/Cordie Fread
abt 1919 - Sep 10, 1936

CORSICANA YOUTH DIED IN HOSPITAL MARLIN THURSDAY

Johnnie Fread, aged 17 years, son of Mrs. Katie Fread, 310 South Eighth street, died in a Marlin hospital Thursday night at 8 o’clock. The funeral services will be held at the Ward cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment will be made.

Surviving are his mother and four sisters, Mrs. N. Nutt, Angus; and LaVerle, Letha Bess and Gloria Dean Fread, all of Corsicana.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 11, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (1930 census says he is Cordie Fread unable to locate a death certificate); s/o James S. “Jimmie” Fread & Katie (Golden) Fread

Mary Jane (Owen) Nutt
May 2, 1857 - Jul 26, 1936

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED SUNDAY AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Nutt, aged 79 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Stewart, 1500 West Collin street, Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Pursley Church of Christ with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie Thomas, minister of the local Church of Christ. Mrs. Nutt was a native of the Pursley community. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stewart, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. B. Read, Bangs; a son, O. T. Nutt, Pursley; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Franklin, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ava Gross, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Casey Wells, Caddo; three brothers, J. W. Owen, Gerry, Okla.; L. Owen, Pursley, and T. J. Owen, Pursley; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

The funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Coleen (Earley) Hamrick
Sept 15, 1931 - Sept 20, 2018
 
Coleen Earley Hamrick, 87 went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2018. She was born in Spindale, North Carolina to Grady Henry Earley and Mary Essie Simms Earley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and a granddaughter.
She is survived by her three daughters and spouses, Pat Liss and husband Tom, Brenda Davis and husband Ed and Kathy Otto and husband Hans; 16 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was a Christian woman who loved the Lord and it was shown by the way she lived life.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 with Bro. Tim Easley officiating. Interment to follow at Richland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shane Ray, Scott Huston, Jonathan Huston, Chris Ray, Sam Huston and Dalton McCarter.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Betty Ruth (Hooper) Greenup
Jul 5, 1940 - Sep 30, 2018
 
Betty Ruth Greenup, 78, passed away and in peace on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. She was born July 5, 1940, in Groveton, Texas to James and Lottie Hooper. Betty truly lived life to the fullest; she enjoyed going on cruises, playing bingo, drinking Coca-Cola and playing slots at Winstar Casino.

She is survived by her two sons, James Greenup (of Edgewood), and Michael and Sarah Greenup of Mexia. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Christopher Greenup (Terrell), Sherman and Nicole Greenup (Camarillo, California), Blythe and Johnny Herrera (Corsicana), Cecsily Greenup and Moses Rios (Ennis), Taylor Greenup and Aubyn Turner (Mildred), Kaitlyn Greenup (Tyler), Ford and Jack Tannenbaum (Alba), and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her son, Joe Allen Greenup Jr., granddaughter, Ashley Smith, and her parents, James and Lottie Harper.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Corley Funeral Home with a graveside service following at Eureka Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

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Paula Jean (Smith) Hartley
Feb 20, 1948 - Sep 14, 2018

 
Paula Jean Hartley was born in Hubbard, Feb. 20, 1948 to Tom and Bonnie Smith. She grew up in Hubbard and was nine of nine siblings. She met her soul mate, James C. Hartley and they were married on Dec. 11, 1964 in the United Methodist Church Hubbard. They would have celebrated their 54th Anniversary in December this year.

A lifelong United Methodist Paula relied on her faith when told she would never have children. After 10 years of prayers she gave birth to twin daughters. She was a wonderful mother always grateful for the gift God had given her. Paula worked at Medical Arts Clinic working her way into management of the insurance department. She retired after 20 years.
She then worked for the Navarro County Sheriff's Office as a civil deputy for a number of years. While at the NCSO she received her GED, something she had wanted to do for many years. Her family and she could not have been prouder of that achievement. Paula's strong, unbreakable faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the legacy she leaves her daughters.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Bonnie Smith of Corsicana, brothers, Roy Smith of Lancaster, Jack Smith of Irene, Loyd Smith and Tommy Smith both of Corsican and one sister Betty Smith of Corsicana.

She is survived by her husband James C. Hartley of Corsicana; daughters, Stephanie Hartley and fiancé Chip Goodman of Corsicana, Brandy Hartley and fiancé Scott Gorzynski of Mt. Calm; granddaughter Jozalyn Sewell of Corsicana; sisters, Wanda Hartley and Sue Hawthorne of Corsicana and brother Jerry Smith Jr. of Corsicana. She also leaves behind numerous beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Nanette Wyatt officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Hartley family plot with a private burial Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at Rice Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Smith, Jeff Brown, Jerry Smith Jr., Chip Goodman, Matthew Dunn, Scott Gorzynski, Lloyd (Bubba) Medlin, Doug Adler, Christopher Dunn and Tim Hartley Jr.

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Virginia Frances (Daniel) Collins
Sep 12, 1929 - Sep 15, 2018

Virginia Frances Collins was born Sept. 12, 1929, and died Sept. 15, 2018, in Granbury at 89 years of age.

Frances was born in Martins Mill to Albert and Gertrude Daniel. She married Floyd "PeeWee" Collins on April 12, 1947 in Athens, Texas.
Frances loved to spend time with her family and love on her daughters, her grandchildren, and especially her great-grandchildren. She often cooked her "famous" chocolate pie and caramel pie for family gatherings.
In her free time, she read many books, worked crossword puzzles and played Words with Friends, often beating both of her daughters. She enjoyed shopping and playing cards with her friends, going to the nail salon with Elaine and to the boats in Louisiana with Janie. In all she did, her family and friends referred to her as a classy lady.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, PeeWee, granddaughter Tammy McNeeley, and siblings Barbara Moosberg and Larry Mewbourn.

She is survived by her daughters Elaine McNeeley and husband Larry, Janie Stanfield and husband Ray; grandchildren, Dr. Wendy McNeeley of Brownwood, Daniel Stanfield of Granbury, Jeffrey Stanfield and wife Christi of Stephenville, and Jason Stanfield and wife Sally of Granbury; great-grandchildren, Blaire, Tanner, Cash, Kendall, Nolan, Anson, and Hollie; siblings, Richard Daniel and wife Rosemary, Myra Bryner and husband Charles, Cheryl Mewbourn and Chris along with several nieces, nephew and lots of friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury with visitation one hour prior to the service.

A second memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19,
2018 at First Baptist Church in Kerens with Bro. Wes Johnson officiating.

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Donald Ray Perry, Sr.
Aug 18, 1936 - Sept 23, 2018
 
Don Perry's struggle with Alzheimer's ended Sept. 23, 2018 in Corsicana.

Don Perry was born on the Aug. 18, 1936 in Dallas to Alene Stubblefield Perry and Aca O. Perry.

Don spent his childhood in the small town of Powderly in Northeast Texas. As a child, Don attended the Church of Christ with his parents.
he later moved with his family to Dallas. Don joined the United States Army on Oct. 26, 1954 and served three years active duty. He was honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces Oct. 7, 1957.

In 1980, Don retired from Sears & Roebuck after 23 years of dedicated service. In his early years with Sears, he drove a service truck all over the greater Dallas area as a repair man for the many household appliances and other mechanical items sold by Sears. Later, Don became the Service Department Manager; a time when customer satisfaction was a priority as he said many times,"the customer is always right."

While employed by Sears, Don met the love of his life, his late wife, Nella Arnett Perry and they married on June 25, 1966. They raised a family while living in Dallas, then moved out to the country in Ovilla.
Don and Nella made their final move to Barry in 1980. Don retired after many years of Industrial Management at the Old Memorial Hospital, Corsicana Packing House and Navarro Pecan. He was a very meek man with few words, though, one who was always willing to lend a helping hand and give you the shirt off his back.

Don enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing and cook-outs. He had very fond memories of the good old days spent at Navarro Mills Lake as well as the days driving his team of mules on trail rides.
Don didn't speak much about his faith or religion, although, said he has accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized as a young man at the Church of Christ in Dallas.

Don was preceded in death by his beloved parents, beloved son, Don Perry, Jr. and beloved wife of 51 years, Nella Arnett Perry.

Don is survived by his only sibling, sister, Betty Jean Perry Herring of Brownwood; son, Glen Allen Fuller of Dawson; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Kay and Dennis (Mike) Redden of Corsicana; grandchildren: Lynn, Elizabeth, Jessica, Kim, Troy, Kaycee and Dustie; great-grandchildren:
Ashley, Josh, Shawna, Kylie, Jesse, Jordan, Joseph and Krystyn; nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws, Louise Arnett and Hattie Lee Barnett of Corsicana; former daughter-in-law, Kathy, and son-in-law, Alan; friends from the old days and friends from recent days, he loved them all.

Don's family will receive friends and loved ones during a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.

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Manuel Rodriguez
Jun 16, 1939 - Sep 9, 2018
 
Manuel Rodriguez, 79, a resident of Irving since 1967, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 with his family by his side. He was born June 16, 1939 in Angus to his father, Juan Rodriguez and mother, Manuela Gonzalez.

Manuel married the love of his life, Berta Martinez on Sept. 19, 1965 in Reno, Nevada. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1957. Manuel was a proud veteran, serving two terms in Vietnam and was a part of three branches including the United States Marine Corps, United States Army and the United States Air Force. He graduated from University of Texas at Arlington in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Degree and was an avid Texas Longhorn fan, being a season ticket holder since
1986 with his wife, Berta, brother Juan and sister-in-law Janie.

He loved being involved in all of his children and grandchildren's activities. He loved his family and his family loved him. He was a good man, an honorable man and an amazing role model for everyone who knew him. He will be missed.

Manuel loved traveling with Berta and gong to German Polka Festivals. He enjoyed dancing and listening to all the "50s' oldies."

Manuel leaves behind his wife of almost 53 years, Berta Rodriguez; sons, Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. and wife, Deidra and Antonio 'Tony' Rodriguez and wife, Kathy; daughter, Cecilia Cook and husband Sam; siblings, Janie Flores and husband Frank, Wallie Hairod and husband Verby, Juan Rodriguez and wife Janie and Ralph Gonzalez, Jr.; grandchildren, Marcus Rodriguez, Courtney Miller, Antonio 'TJ" Rodriguez, Rachael Donner, Alec Rodriguez, Isabel Behm, Noah Behm and Aiden Rodriguez along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12,
2018 at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. A Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Leading the Rosary will be his cousin, Lewis Palos, a Deacon at Immaculate Conception Church in Corsicana where Manuel Attended church all of his childhood.

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Charles Ewing “Charlie” Edwards, Sr.
Jan 30, 1877 - Jan 14, 1936

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN TYLER; BURIED HERE

C. E. Edwards, aged 58 years, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home in Tyler Tuesday night. Funeral rites were conducted at Tyler Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock and brief services were conducted at the grave in Oakwood cemetery here at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church in charge.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Johnny Edwards, Tyler., C. E. Edwards, Jr., Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. G. C. Baker, Maracaibo, Venezuela, former Miss Estaleen Edwards, and Miss Bobbie Edwards, Tyler, and several grandchildren.

The family resided in Corsicana for a number of years prior to moving to Tyler.

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

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Gertrude Alice (Jackson) Carswell-Roe-Edwards
Jul 5, 1863 - Mar 2, 1957

Monday Services For Mrs. Edwards

Mrs. Gertrude A. Edwards, 93, long-time resident of Navarro county resident, died in the Confederate Home in Auston Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are two sons, Jerry A. Roe, Corsicana, and J. F. Roe, Barry; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hardy Bobbitt, Henry E. Redden, W. L. Harmon, Loyce Adams, John Snyder and B. R. Batton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 4, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband C. A. Carswell married Aug. 10, 1882 2nd husband John Pleasant Roe married Jul. 16, 1885 buried in Old Pisgah cemetery 3rd husband Francis Marion Edwards buried in Long Prairie cemetery d/o Jaradox S. Jackson and Martha Ann (Newton) Jackson (Martha is buried in Long Prairie cemetery)

Alice Annette ( Roberson) Williamson- Mascorro
Oct 6, 1943 - Jan 26, 2008

Annette Mascorro, 64, passed away Friday, January 25, 2008 in Lake Point Medical Center in Rowlett, Texas.
Alice Annette Mascorro was born October 6, 1943 to Roy and Lee Miles Roberson in Dallas, Texas. She was reared in Ennis and graduated Ennis High School in 1962. After high school, she married, moved to Garland, Texas and attended secretary school where she graduated with a Legal Secretary degree. She worked for the McGilberry Law Firm for 29 years. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Annette is survived by one son, Tony Lynn Williamson of Garland, Texas; one brother, Roy (Robby) Roberson of Benton, Louisiana; sisters, Robbie Cable of Cleveland, Tennessee, Rita Deoniso of Wilmer, Texas and Betty Beir of West Virginia; grandchildren, Tonya and Tony (twins) and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Emily and Daniel; Godchildren, Chris and Tami.

She is preceded in death by brothers Barney and Dwight (Bud) Roberson; her parents; and her husband, Bill Thrash.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 3 p.m. in the Keever chapel with Pastor Monte Woodson officiating. Interment was in the Chatfield Cemetery.

Notes:

  • 1st husband Joe Bailey Williamson, Jr. 2nd unk Mascorro; d/o Roy Henderson Roberson & Lee Elizabeth (Miles) Roberson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James “Jim” Brown Jr.
Jul 22, 1905 - Feb 9, 1973

Jim Brown

Funeral services are set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Olive Baptist church for Jim Brown, Jr. 68, of 617 E. 17th Ave., who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Clem Jones, Harmony Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield.

Funeral arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jennie Brown of Corsicana; two sons, Luther Brown and Neil Brown, both of Dallas; seven daughters, Mrs. Jonnie Heigh, Mrs. Evelyn Dunlap, Mrs. Audrey Andrews, and Mrs. Marilyn Walker, all of Dallas; Sharon Brown, Carolyn Brown, and Sandra Brown, all of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Lucy Walker of Corsicana; two aunts, a brother, Luther Brown of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Jim Brown

Funeral services were to be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church for Jim Brown, Jr., of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Clem Jones was to officiate, with burial to follow at Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, seven daughters, his mother, two aunts, a brother and other relatives.

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Livingston Coy
Apr 15, 1908 - Apr 24, 1937

NEGRO KILLED IN SHOOTING AFFRAY SATURDAY

Mack Bell, negro, is at liberty on bond of $1,000 to await the action of the grand jury as the result of the fatal shooting of Livingston Coy, negro, one mile south of Powell Saturday night about 11 o’clock. One .38 calibre pistol bullet struck Coy in the heart, officers reported. Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Deputy Sheriff Jack Floyd answered the call and made the arrest.

A statement of incidents surrounding the trouble was made by the defendant to J. C. Jacobs, assistant criminal district attorney, Sunday.

The complaint was filed before Judge A. E. Foster Sunday. An examining trial was held Monday morning before Judge Foster who set bond at $1,000. The bond was made immediately and Bell was released.

Bell and other witnesses stated he shot Coy as Coy advanced on him with a bottle in his hand following an altercation a short time before.

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Henry Lewis
died Jan 25, 1948

Ex-Slave Rites Held Chatfield

At Chatfield Monday they prepared to lower old Uncle Henry Lewis into his grave.

“Uncle Henry, “ a negro who didn’t know how old he was but estimated it at “Nigh 125.” Died Sunday.

An ex-slave, the aged Negro had lived at Chatfield all of his life. Friends said he was more than 100 years old.

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Roark Montgomery, III
May 19, 1953 - Aug 9, 2018
 
Roark Montgomery, III passed away Thursday evening Aug. 9, 2018 following a brief battle with cancer. He was born May 19, 1953 in Corsicana to Pansy and Roark Montgomery, Jr. Roark graduated from Corsicana High School in 1971 and attended East Texas State University on a golf scholarship. Following graduation he moved to Galveston where he served as Golf Pro at the Galveston Country Club for 11 years.

In 1988 he returned to Corsicana to begin a 30 year career as the Navarro College Golf Coach and Athletic Director.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roark Montgomery, Jr.; grandparents, Capt. and Mrs. Roark Montgomery, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ware and uncle Carroll Montgomery.

He is survived by his mother, Pansy Montgomery; sister Leslie Prater and husband Hal; nephew Wilson Montgomery Prater; aunts and uncle, Fredda and Ted Klock and Pat Montgomery. Also mourning his loss is his second family - colleagues and friends at Navarro College.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wilson Montgomery Prater, Steve Pipkin, Michael Landers, Rod Marett, Lonnie Derden, Cassias Phillips, Jimmy Stewart and Gerald Cassidy.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributing to the Navarro College Foundation in memory of Roark Montgomery

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Elola (Boone) Cephus
Jul 21, 1897 - Apr 18, 1975

Mrs. Cephus

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Chatfield Baptist church for Mrs. Elola Cephus, 77, Chatfield, who died Friday at her home. The Rev. L. C. Rose will officiate. Burial will be in Chatfield Cemetery under direction of the Scott Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, Ennis Cephus, Sr.; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Miller of Fort Worth, Mrs. Zelma Armstrong of Corsicana and Miss Berthola Cephus of Chatfield; three sons, D. H. Cephus and William Cephus of Corsicana and Ennis Cephus, Jr. of Dallas; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Debose of Houston; and one brother, Joe Boone of Houston.

Pallbearers will be selected from sons and grandsons.

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Ennis (Brock) Cephus, Sr.
Jan 18, 1890 - Jul 30, 1976

Ennis Cephus

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chatfield Baptist church for Ennis (Brock) Cephus Sr., 86, lifelong resident of Chatfield, who died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. L. C. Rose will officiate, and burial will follow at the Chatfield Community Center. Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Marie Miller of Fort Worth, Mrs. Zelma Armstrong of Corsicana, and Miss Berthola Cephus of Chatfield; three sons, D. H. Cephus and William Cephus both of Corsicana, and Ennis Cephus Jr., of Dallas; a brother, Lonnie Cephus of Chatfield; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Joyner, Willie Jackson Sr., Wallace Langston, Wardell Black, Sonnie Hudson, B. J. Deeds, Moses Miller, Clyde T. Roberts, and Leroy Henson, Jr.

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Martha Jane (Knight) Ross
Aug 15, 1938 - Oct 7, 2018

Martha Jane (Knight) Ross, age 80 of Frost, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. She passed away in Corsicana with her son and daughter at her side. She was born Aug. 15, 1938 to Winston Echols Knight and Marie Amelia (Blake) Knight in Corsicana. She was a 1956 graduate of Frost High School. She married William Andrew "Buddy" Ross Jr. on June 10, 1956.

She was a staple of Frost Independent School District as the Tax Assessor and Collector until she retired. Often, she took the role of nurse, mother, disciplinarian and gate keeper of the school. She truly loved her continued service as a Frost Polar Bear and dearly loved the students and faculty that passed through the school doors each day.

Growing up she loved her daddy, loved to dance, loved her fellow classmates, caring for animals (especially a bay horse) and had a lifelong love of reading. She often told entertaining stories of her school days. She was a member of the Frost United Methodist Church and adored her church and church family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Buddy Ross, of Frost. After his death, she wrote "...they loved each other until death parted them and she loved him ever after".

She is survived by her son, John Paul Ross and wife Sherri of Frost, and her daughter, Amy Ross Lester and husband Tom of Corsicana. She was best known as "Mums" to her grandchildren Kathleen Cameron and husband Jerrod, Madison Medrano and husband Michael, Mikayla Hippard and husband John Grady, Tony Aguado and wife Jennifer, Nicole Hill and husband Josh, Tatum Lester and fiance Andrew Chadwick;and great-grandchildren Autry Ty, Buddy Ross, Maddox Andrew, Lenny Ruth, Nolan Avery, Lanie, Tristin, Sydney, Megan, Luke, Maddox, and Madison. She was also survived by her adored feline companion "Boots-Socks."

Family, friends, and others whose lives Jane touched are invited to visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home in Corsicana.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home in Corsicana. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frost United Methodist Church. "There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."- Jane Austen

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.

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Beverly Ann (Elmore) Ballew
Jan 12, 1964 - Sep 29, 2018

Beverly Ann Ballew, 54, of Frost, Texas passed away Saturday, Sept. 29,
2018 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. A celebration of her life will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Mertens with Dr. Dennis Wiles and Seth Fuller officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery in Mertens with David Kaddatz, Josh Perry, Rusty Perry, Michael Welborn, Dr. Jerry Burch and Caleb Martin serving as pallbearers.

Beverly was born Jan. 12, 1964 in Hillsboro to Billy Elmore and Betty Sue Stringer Elmore. Beverly attended Frost High School and married her high school sweetheart, Don Ballew, in 1982. Beverly was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Mertens at an early age and carried out her faith for the rest of her life. Beverly was blessed with the spiritual gift of hospitality and she shared her gift freely with everyone she knew, mostly in the forms of hosting, decorating, cooking, and photography. Beverly also had a love for taking care of people from young children to the elderly. She enjoyed working in her yard, traveling, fishing, and her famous shoe collection. Beverly's greatest love though was her family, especially the grandchildren who called her "BeBe."

She is survived by her husband of 36 years Don Ballew; children, Cody Ballew and wife Marcy, and Caleb Ballew and wife Sarah; grandchildren Emory, Grace, Owen and Ava Ballew. She is also survived by her mother Betty Sue Elmore, sister Debora Elmore and brother Wayne Elmore; Father and mother-in-law Buddy and Fern Ballew; Brother-in-law and sister-in-law Van and Melanie Perry and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Billy Elmore,and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Stringer and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Elmore.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mertens Playground Fund. An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Tressa Saidy (Labban) Watkins
Dec 21, 1931 - Sept 25, 2018

Tressa L. Watkins, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at Twilight Nursing Home.

A time of visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at St. John's Episcopal Church with Father Edward Monk officiating.


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Tressa was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Corsicana when she was 6 years old. She worked as a “soda jerk” at the Navarro Hotel with her father starting at age 9. She continued working with her father as waitress until her late teens. Tressa established an impeccable work ethic at a very young age! She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1949, continuing her education at The University of Texas. Upon her return to Corsicana she met and married Earl. They had 3 children who they loved dearly and raised with the utmost respect.

She comes from a very traditional Mediterranean family full of love. Sundays and holidays began with church and continued with an amazing Lebanese feast. The entire family participated in preparing food! The feasts were followed by libations, card games and family fun…naps were in there somewhere!!
Instilled by her family upbringing, Tressa had HER passion for faith, family & friends. She loved staying active and in shape. She played tennis weekly with friends & exercised every evening before going to bed! She also enjoyed cooking traditional Lebanese dishes, caring for her puppies, ALL holidays, watching the Dallas Cowboys, traveling with her children & friends, playing cards, working crossword puzzles, shopping and listening to music.

She was a stay at home mom until her late 40’s…caring for her family, preparing home cooked meals breakfast, lunch and dinner! A short time after raising her children, her careers consisted of managing rental property, outside sales rep and modeling high end apparel in Dallas. It is through her time at the apparel mart that she embraced her love for clothes, jewelry, gifts and shopping…hence, Tressa’s Personal Shopping! All the while being an incredible and attentive mom of 3 children. Tressa’s door was always open whether you were shopping or not. She provided fun, friendship, and of course a glass of Chardonnay!

Tressa was beautiful from the time she woke up in the morning until the time she went to bed. Early morning was her favorite time…her time for coffee, breakfast, Dallas Morning News, reflection and preparing for her day! She loved getting dressed up, but she was most comfortable in her jeans, black shirt, wedged shoes and of course sunglasses and lipstick!
A few of her sincere and sweet Tressa-isms included: “Hi Darlin”, “I think I’m gonna make it”, “how are YOU doing”, “AB-SO-LUTELY”, “ it’s a pretty day”, “I need a hug” , “the love certainly works both ways” and “I need my wine”!!!

When she established her business, the butterfly became her trademark…because it signified new beginnings, spring and it was beautiful! She started her successful journey to The World Trade Center…making mad dashes to Dallas EVERY Tuesday for 35 years! As she wrapped up her work each week at the World Trade Center, she exited with a smile and a consistent “See Ya Next Tuesday”! God took her home, jewels and all, on her favorite day, Tuesday!

Peace of the Lord be with Tressa, you made it Mom… we will miss you and love you more every day for the rest of our lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Labban Sr. and Pauline Labban; brothers and sisters, Elaine Labban, George Labban Jr., Elizabeth Dennehy, and Harvey Labban Ex-husband, Earl L Watkins

Tressa is survived by her three children; Cynthia Watkins, Susan Watkins and Kip Watkins, Granddaughter, Angeli Trinity Watkins, extended family Christine Watkins and Erin Green.

She is also survived by her cousins, Ged Labban, John Labban, Mike Labban, Kevin Labban, Lawrence Labban, John Labban, Cad Dennehy and Debra Dennehy.

Visitation with the family will be from 5-7pm on Friday, September, 28th at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Services at 2pm on Saturday, September 29th at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corsicana, Texas with Father Edward Monk officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Glenn Sodd, Jason Sodd, Tom Stewart, Dr. Bob Kingman, Kit Herrington and Zohar Shamir. Honorary pallbearers are Ned Polk, Johnny Crawford, Buddy Shaw, Dr. Dave Campbell, Dr. Kent Rogers, and Frank Hignett.

Memorials may be made to R & D for Dementia and Alzheimer by going to www.act.alz.org.

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Gloria Mae "Dodie" (Jock) Vick
May 2, 1951 - Oct 11, 2018

 
Gloria Mae Vick, beloved wife, mother and "Nana," passed on from this Earth and joined our Heavenly Father Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, due to complications from cancer.

Born in 1951 in Corsicana to Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Jock, Gloria, known as "Dodie" to some of her family and Nana to her grandchildren, spent her life loving and taking care of others. Gloria was a Christian with strong faith in our Lord and Savior and was very active in her church. She loved the farm life of gardening, canning, bird-watching, fishing and loved going to estate sales, watching movies and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She was a very good cook and you could often find her making cookies with one or more of her grandchildren, or the Alan Jackson chocolate cake, that was her specialty.

Gloria will forever be remembered as having a kind, generous and loving spirit. She is well-loved by her husband Ricky, who knew he would marry her the first time he saw her, as well as by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Her grandchildren love their Nana dearly.

Gloria was met in Heaven by her father William Henry Jock; mother Alice Mae Lumpkin; brother, Kenneth Jock and many other beloved family members.

Loved ones that will miss Gloria until they meet again are her husband of 25 years, Ricky Vick; her daughters, Regan Howze and husband JC Howze and Leandra Biles and husband Nick Biles; step-daughters, Robin Barber and husband Keith Barber and Patty Vick; grandsons, Jerrod Davis, Eric Stamey and Eddie Barber; granddaughters, Jodie Tipton, Olivia, Layne and Cate Biles, Kellie Williams and Ripley and Maiden Barber; brother, Buddy Jock; sister, Shirley McKinney and many other family members and friends.
"Until we see you again, we will miss you always."

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Gods Grace Country Church in Eureka, 8626 Hwy. 287, with Jeromy Mink officiating.

Interment to follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robbie Jock, Joey Jock, Paul Jock, Keith Barber, Eric Stamey, David Garcia.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 12, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o James Richard Ridenhour and Ricky Vick; d/o William Henry Jock & Alice Mae (Jenkins) Jock-Lumpkin

Morris Richard Baxter
May 21, 1936 - Aug 15, 2018

M. Richard Baxter, age 82, son of Ruby C. Loftis Baxter and Russell Baxter, passed away Aug. 15, 2018 in Dallas.
He is a retired Executive Vice President of Southern Union Gas Company where he worked for 31 years. He was a certified public accountant with a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, as well as an Executive Management Degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He was much loved and will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by one brother James Ray Baxter and brother-in-law Jerry Salzar.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Frances Baxter of Dallas; daughter Julie Baxter Cornelison of San Diego, California; son Brett Baxter of Abu Dhabi and grandchildren Austin Baxter and Braden Baxter of Frisco.
He also is survived by his brother Joe Baxter of Kerens; his sister Evadne Salzar of Grand Prairie and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Kerens First United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Redmond officiating. Interment to follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Rusty Baxter, Steve Baxter, Frank Baxter, Bill Baxter, Tommy Salzar and Mike Salzar. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 16, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Francis Ann (Sullivan) Baxter; s/o Russell Johnnie Baxter & Ruby Christine (Loftis) Baxter

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

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

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Cedrick Cornelious Lawrence
Sep 13, 1969 - Oct 1, 2018

Cedrick Lawrence, 49, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13,2018 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell.

Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Judy Lee Gilmore
Dec 28, 1948 - Aug 10, 2018

Ms. Judy Lee Gilmore, age 69, passed away Aug. 10, 2018 in Webster.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2018 at the New Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield with Mr. Terry Smith officiating.

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Judy Lee Gilmore, 69, passed away August 10, 2018 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas. She was born on December 28, 1948 in Corsicana to Curtis and Maggie Gilmore, who precede her in death.

Growing up in the Chatfield community she attended Ennis High School and Navarro College, and later graduated from Baylor University with a nursing degree. Judy was dedicated to helping others and made many friends during her nursing career.

She is survived by her son Nyle Tayem and wife Heather of Pearland, Texas; brother James Gilmore and wife Gail of Paris, Texas; niece Jami Tomblin and husband Jason of Paris, Texas; nephew Casey Gilmore of Stratford, Texas; great-nephew Lane Tomblin of Paris, Texas; two uncles, 1 aunt and numerous cousins.

Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at New Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield, Texas with Mr. Terry Smith officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Chatfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 45, Chatfield, TX. 75105.

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Frances Marion "Jackie" (Gilbert) Haynes
Oct 25, 1919 - Aug 8, 2018

Frances Haynes , 98 years of age passed away Aug. 8, 2018 at Lutheran Sunset Ministries Nursing Home in Clifton.
Jackie was born in Rio Vista, Johnson County to Marion and Rebecca Gilbert on Oct. 25, 1919. She graduated from Rio Vista High School where she excelled in basketball and tennis winning several medals. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Rio Vista.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved the time she spent outside gardening, working in her flower beds and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie C. Haynes whom she was married to for 64 years, infant son Jessie Jr., parents, sisters, Joyce Morris, Mary Miller, Jean Meek and brother JD Gilbert.
Survivors are sons Marion Haynes and wife Mary Lynn of Clifton, Gary Haynes and wife Debbie of Mansfield; granddaughters Katie Felfe and husband Steve of Marble Falls, Konnie Welsh and husband Robert of Houston; grandsons, Jay Haynes of Houston, Chris Haynes of Mansfield, Josh Haynes and wife Megan of Pearland and great grandchildren, Rebecca and Kaylee Felfe, Samuel and Thomas Welsh, Minnie Caroline and Houston Jack Haynes; sisters Ruby Marshal and Sharon Powell of Cleburne; brother, Charlie Gilbert and wife Shirley of Burleson.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Sunset Lutheran Ministries of Clifton.
Graveside Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Martha Jo "Sookie" (Lowe) Ward
Nov 21, 1936 - Aug 12, 2018
 
Martha Jo Ward, 81, found peace and rest in the arms of our Lord Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. She was surrounded by family and caregivers at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
Martha (Sookie) was born to William Morgan and Martha Faye Lowe Nov. 21, 1936 in Powell. As a child, she attended Powell School and was baptized at Powell Baptist Church. She graduated a year early from Kerens High School, attending Navarro Jr. College and Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Martha Jo married Joseph Allen Ward from Kerens Aug. 31, 1957. The couple briefly lived in Waco before moving to Midkiff. After the birth of their three children, they relocated to Kerens to be close to family.
Martha began teaching elementary school in Kerens in 1964. She continued her teaching career for 29 years until her retirement. Before retiring, she received a Master of Arts in Education from Stephen F. Austin University.
After devoting herself to her students and community, Martha opened a gift and décor shop called Mother and Daughter Creative Designs in downtown Kerens. She was known for her beautiful jewelry designs, gift wrapping, and floral arrangements. After two years, she relocated the shop to Corsicana, finally settling into the old Cooper Shoe building on downtown Beaton Street.
After the death of her parents, Martha and her husband Joe moved into her mother and father's home in Corsicana and joined Northside Baptist Church.
Martha was preceded by her parents, William Morgan and Martha Faye (Jim) Lowe and husband, Joseph Allen Ward.
She is survived by her sister, Morganna Harwood of Riverhills; children, Kim Phinney of Corsicana, John Ward of Dallas, and Jody Ward of Corsicana; grandchildren Ashley, Jaimie, Laura Beth and Joseph (Joey) Ward, Kristen Kelly and Michele McKnight; great-grandchildren Michaela Burke, Gracie Lopez and Talon Kelly along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church. Funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church with Bro. Randal Whitt officiating. Interment to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joey Ward, Steve Garlington, Dan Garlington, Mike Daniels, Roger Davis, Adam Kelly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Care Center 2800 North Beaton Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Brenda Ann (Martin) Hausman
Sep 7, 1958 - Oct 7, 2018

Brenda Hausman, 60, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born in Corsicana Sept. 7,1958.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Stovall and mother, Erna Martin.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Rick and daughter, Camille; sisters; Melva Sadler and husband Tim, Yolanda Cottman and husband Martin; brothers; Billy Martin, Terrance Martin, Daudrian Martin, Ray Green and wife Myrtle, Byron Grant and wife, Mimi; (2) Aunts, Ernestine Allen, Suzette Roberts and husband Claude; cousin, Greta Gray and husband, Gerald; niece, Tasha Polk and husband Reggie; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation is held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Lifeline Fellowship Church with Pastor Ricky Walters Officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Frances Eleanor (Whitlock) King
Jun 22, 1926 - Sep 27, 2018
 
Frances E. King was born June 22, 1926 to Charles and Irene Whitlock in Mexia, She passed from this earth Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the age of 92.

Frances lived most of her life in Corsicana and enjoyed partnering with her husband to run both their grocery store and their home building and development company. She and James were happily married for more than 55 years until his passing in 2002. She had a wonderful sense of humor.

Frances had many interests, including writing short stories and books. She taught Sunday school and a ladies' Bible study group for many years and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James King; granddaughter, Laura Wansley Bailey; sisters Hazel Miller and Delores Morehead and brothers Charles (Son) Whitlock, Jr. and Howard Whitlock.

She is survived by her son, Ron King and wife Peggy; her daughter, Carol King Wansley and husband Dave; grandchildren are Angie Turbeville and husband David, Keri Wright and husband Kyle and and Kory King; great grandchildren Casey Fairess, Amber Akien, Katie Wright, Maggie Wright, Lilly Wright and Gwen Wright. She leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces, and a host of friends a church family.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. A private family burial will follow the service at Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana.

Officiating the service will be Phillip Keltner, who will be assisted by Marilyn Atwood Schmidt. Special music will be provided by Sandra Huffman and Dr. Shellie O'Neal.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Allen, Kenny Maxfield, Tom Lucas, Dr. Scott Middleton, Monty Trimble, Joe Bob Tekell, Alan Waldrop and Jon Ed Ingham.

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Irene Goldie (Hulsizer) Burke
Aug 26, 1926 - Sept 21, 2018
 
Irene Goldie Burke, 92, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
A time of visitation with the family will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday. Sept 27, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chet Brake officiating.
Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

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Mrs. Irene Goldie Burke, age 92, of Purdon, Texas passed away peacefully at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village on Friday, September 21, 2018. She was born on August 26, 1926 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Ivan Hulsizer and Alta Byrd Hulsizer.

Irene graduated high school and worked for A T & T as a supervisor for telephone operators in Dallas. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Thursday Bowling League and the Tea Ladies. Before moving to Purdon she was actively involved in the First Assembly of God Church in Lancaster and served as president of the Women’s M.U... Irene and her husband Lloyd raised cattle on their farm in Purdon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Glenda Burke-Brewer; her son, Michael Todd Burke and her brother, Robert Hulsizer.

Irene is survived by her son-in-law, Bill Brewer, her grandchildren, Phillip Brewer and wife, Laura; Glynn Barker and wife, Shawn; and Becky Little, and her great-grandchildren; Aeric Hansen, Sarah Brewer, and Sidney Barker. She is also survived by her niece, Dimple Tash and nephew, James Neal.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chet Brake officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery in Retreat, Texas

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Eve V. (E.V.) Jefferson
May 29, 1929 - Sep 23, 2018

Eve V. (E.V.) Jefferson, 89, of Goodlow passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at U.T. Health in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with Rev. E. Betts officiating and Rev. N. Carter, Sr. pastor and eulogist with a second visitation service prior to service.

Interment to follow at Goodlow Park Cemetery.

Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home.

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Jane (Pitts) Batton
Aug 29, 1937 - Sept 16, 2018

Jane Pitts Batton, 81, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 in Corsicana, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents O.L. and Edna Mae Pitts, her beloved husband of 53 years Billy Brown Batton, and her daughter Lisa Jane Batton.
She was born in Corsicana, Texas to O.L. and Edna Mae Pitts. She attended school in Corsicana, Texas, and college at North Texas State University in Denton. She taught typing and keyboarding for The Corsicana Independent School District for 23 years.
She battled health problems most all of her life including two bouts with breast cancer many years ago and heart problems.
She is survived by her precious Shih Tzu dogs Bayle and Chelsea. She loved her dogs very much. They have been a very big part of her world ever since she got them. She was a big animal lover like the rest of the family.
She is also survived by her son Jonathan Batton and fiancé Amanda Fitzgerald. She loved her family very much, her friends, planting flowers and shopping trips to Dallas.
A memorial service for her will be held at 3pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at The First United Methodist Church of Corsicana located at 320 North 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The SPCA of Texas or the Corsicana Animal Shelter.

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Gwendolyn (Bankhead) Culwell
Apr 6, 1931 - Sept 27, 2018
 
Gwendolyn Bankhead Culwell passed away Thursday, Sept. 27 at the age of 87 years. Her passing was in keeping with her life, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Mark Culwell Sr. and her parents Leonard and Era Bankhead, all of Corsicana Texas.
Gwen was born in San Benito, Texas on April 6, 1931. She grew up across Texas and the Midwest from the Rio Grande Valley to Evansville, Indiana, and Detroit, Michigan before moving back to the Cameron County where she graduated from high school and met and later married Mark, her husband of 60 years.
Gwen is survived by her four children, sons, Mark M. Culwell, Jr. and wife Mindy of Dallas, and Curtis Culwell and wife Gayle of Frisco; daughters, Libby Harris and husband Ron of Fairfield and Caroline Southard and husband Jon of Barry; grandchildren, Jeff Nelson, Joni Nelson Corum, Courtney Nelson Neiman, Ashley Culwell Menges, Kady Culwell Berridge, Madelyn Culwell Powell, Lauren Culwell Cypert, Kevin Culwell, Steely Southard, Keller Southard, and Paxton Southard. Her life was full of grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and they have sweet memories of Nona and Pap.
Visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Child Advocates of Navarro County; 120 E. Second Avenue, Corsicana, Tx. 75110.

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Dorothy Mae (Wright) Lawrence
May 16, 1930 - Sep 29, 2018

Dorothy M. Lawrence, 88, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Trisun Care Center.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at Scott Funeral Home, 1001 MLK Blvd. in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with Rev. E. Betts officiating and Rev. Jason West as eulogist.

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Billy Don Atkeisson
May 15, 1938 - Sept 21, 2018
 
Mr. Billy Don Atkeisson, 80, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at
Twilight Nursing home.
A time of visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Steven Tidwell and Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

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Billy Don Atkeisson, 80, a lifelong resident of Corsicana, was called home by his Lord on Friday, September 21, 2018 surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Faye and William Percy Atkeisson.
He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 61 years, Betty LaLone Atkeisson and five children, Danny Atkeisson and wife Cassie, Kenny Atkeisson and wife Lori, Debbie Atkeisson Shimonek and husband Mike, Christi Atkeisson Jackson and husband James, Billy Don II (Chip) and wife Lillie.
Grandchildren: David Atkeisson and wife Claudia; Emily Atkeisson; Alyssa Stiglets and husband Bryan; Amy Atkeisson; Heather Holmes and husband Sean; MN1 SW Keith Shimonek and wife Darian; Jennifer Welch and husband Wayne; Chandler Shimonek; Haley Stout and husband Hunter; Lindsey Perkins and husband C.J. ;Wes Jackson; Mackenzie Atkeisson; Billy Don Atkeisson III (Trey); Elise Atkeisson; Zach Atkeisson.
Great grandchildren: Micah and Sydney Shimonek, Harper and Hynlee Stout; Haddon, Lewis and Holland Stiglets; Ellie Welch, Lyanna Perkins.
He is also survived by his brothers, Joe, Bobby and Mike Atkeisson along with numerous nieces and nephews.
At the age of 15 years old, Billy Don went to work for his Uncle repairing car radios and TVs. He later purchased Atkeisson TV Repair on S. Beaton and for 42 years grew a business that was more than just a TV repair shop. It was the central hub for shenanigans on Beaton Street for many of the down town business owners. He had a giving heart and gave away many TVs through the years to those in need.
Billy Don was an avid golfer and loved just being on the golf course. He was well known for his gift as a great putter. Playing the game of golf, he touched many lives. From playing in tournaments with friends, to teaching the younger generation to play, Billy Don spread a love for the sport.
He and his cousin, Gerald Atkeisson, enjoyed football and ran the score board and clock for Corsicana Jr. High football games for 22 years.
Billy Don loved history. Family trips were planned around historical sights of interest to sneak in the occasional history lesson. Travel was a big part of his love for life. He and Betty traveled to many destinations making memories along the way.
He loved playing jokes on customers, friends and his kids. He had many great memories from lunch at Bills or Humberts every day with “the boys”, James Owen, Gene Bullard, Don Harvey, Richard Stubbs, David Hale and various friends. Billy Don had a special way with people and never met a stranger. He cherished his family most of all.
Billy Don loved life and lived it to its fullest. He will be greatly missed by many.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 to 6:00 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be at Northside Baptist Church on Monday, October 1st at 10:00am. This is a time to remember Billy Don with the special memories he left us. As per his wishes, dress attire for the celebration is “Golf Course Casual”. We invite all family and friends to spend this time with us honoring a very special man.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Twilight Nursing Home in memory of Billy Don

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Stephanie Diane (Estell) Brown
Aug 24, 1971 - Sept 22, 2018
 
Stephanie Diane Brown Estell, 47, of Kerens passed away Saturday Sept 22, 2018 at her home.

A time of visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept 27, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.

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Stephanie Brown, age 47, of Kerens, Texas passed away at her home on Saturday, September 22, 2018. She was born August 24, 1971 in Corsicana, Texas to Nathan and Linda Estell.

Stephanie graduated from Corsicana High School and continued her education at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. She graduated with an Associates of Science to become a LVN.

She was preceded in death by her son, Zane.

She is survived by her son, Beau Brown, her parents, Nathan and Linda Estell, her grandmother, Angie Coston, her sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and David Richardson. She is also survived by her dear friend, Dave Bullard, nephews, Joshua Wilder, Hunter Richardson, Tanner Richardson and Mason Richardson, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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Zack Brooks
Oct 26, 1894 - Aug 10, 1918

PVT Zack Brooks

165th Depot Brigade

United States Army

Who Died in the Service of His Country

10 August 1918

To Be Held:  Chatfield Memorial Cemetery #1

Sunday, 12 August 2018

4:00 PM

Music Provided By:

First World  War Drum & Bugle Corps
of the Heritage Brass Band

Speaker:

Dr. Lila Rokoczy

Texas Historical Commission

Austin, Texas

                                        

 

Pvt Brooks, a young African-American,

was one of 5 servicemen from Chatfield

and surrounding country to give his life in World War I.                                                                      

                                                                                                            

Sponsored by:

The Hodge-Martin-Chatfield Museum

with the assistance of the

Chatfield Baptist Church

 

Water will be provided at the Cemetery and Refreshments to Follow at the Chatfield Baptist Church

https://www.ChatfieldHistory.org

 

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