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Sophronia (Mixon) Graves
Jul 31, 1871 - Jul 27, 1937

Mother Only Kerens Boy Killed In World War Buried Bazette

KERENS, July 30.—(Spl.)—Mrs. S. M. Graves of Kerens passed away at her home Tuesday and was buried in the Bazette cemetery Wednesday at 3 p.m. Mrs. Graves was 63 years of age, had been seriously ill for over a year.

She was the mother of several children, one of whom was Stephen A. Graves, the only Kerens boy to lose his life in France during the recent world war.

The Kerens American Legion post was named in his honor and exists today as the “Stephen A. Graves” post in memory of his supreme sacrifice.

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Frances Druceller “Fannie” (Blakney) Blakney
Feb 18, 1872 - Jan 1, 1937

POWELL WOMAN WAS BURIED TUESDAY IN BAZETTE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Blakney, aged 65 years, who died suddenly at her home in Powell Monday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home with interment in the Bazette cemetery. Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ, conducted the rites.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Denzil Crowley, Houston, and Mrs. Katie Bishop, Oklahoma City; four brothers, R. T. Blakney, Powell; K. A. Blakney, Corsicana, and Charles Blakney, Ranger, Russell Blakney, Powell, a sister, MRs. Edna Flanagan, Kemp and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tommy Blissett, Dick Bruner, Andrew Steele, Rufus Pevehouse and Cleo Miller.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov. 2, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Odus B. Blakney; d/o Hugh Henry Blakney & Fannie (Tucker) Blakney (Fannie Tucker per death certificate) (not sure about his father’s name some of the death certificates say Alvin and Navarro county history book says Hugh)

Winston Fussell Blakney
Sep 24, 1880 - Jun 29, 1950

Fussell Blakney Funeral Services Slated Saturday

Fussell Blakney, 68, native of Powell, died in an Austin hospital Thursday.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday at 10 a. m. Burial will be in the Bazette cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are a brother, G. W. Blakney, Ranger, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Kelsey Blakney, Corsicana officer.

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Funeral services For Fussell Blakney

Funeral rites for Fussell Blakney, 68, native of Powell, who died in Austin Thursday, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of Central Methodist Church.

Surviving are a brother, C. W. Blakney

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat, Jul., 1, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; s/o Hugh Henry Blakney and Sarah Elizabeth “Bettie” (Smith) Blakney (not sure about his father’s name some of the death certificates say Alvin and Navarro county history book says Hugh)

Robert Thornton”Bob” Blakney
1882 - May 15, 1938

VICTIM OF TRUCK ACCIDENT BURIED BAZETTE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Robert T. (Bob) Blakeney, aged 56 years, of Powell, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Blakeney died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Powell Thursday evening. The truck in which he was riding figured in a collision with another truck driven by E. J. Hall of Palestine. He suffered chest injuries and cuts and bruises.

His death is the eleventh highway fatality in Navarro county this year.

Surviving are three sons, Clyde, Arlee and J. B. Blakeney, all of Powell; two daughters, Lucy Fae and Hattie Elizabeth Blakeney, both of Powell; three brothers, K. A. Blakeney, Corsicana; Charles Blakeney, Ranger, and Russell Blakeney, Powell; a sister Mrs. Ellen Flanigan, Kemp, and other relatives.

Nephews were active pallbearers. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 16, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” (Montgomery) Blakney s/o Hugh Henry Blakney and Sarah Elizabeth “Bettie” (Smith) Blakney (not sure about his father’s name some of the death certificates say Alvin and Navarro county history book says Hugh)

Georgie Frances (Mitcham) Blakney-Harris
Dec 29, 1886 - Jul 30, 1961

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Harris

Mrs. Georgie Blakney Harris, 74, native of Navarro county, died at her residence, 625 North Commerce street, Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Central Baptist Church with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Carl W. Quattlebaum, pastor of the Central Baptist church, of which she was a member, and Rev. W. B. Huntsberry, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Lonnie L. Blakney, Corsicana; Robert L. and Odie B. Blakney, both of Odessa; a stepson, C. C. Harris, Malakoff; five daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Gibbs, Houston; Mrs. Thelma Williams, Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. Nora Kendall, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Jimmie Lou Kirby, Cleveland, and Mrs. Minnie Kay Kyle, Odessa; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 31, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Creighton Blakney married Jun. 23, 1907 2nd husband unknown Harris; d/o James Wesley Mitcham & Sarah S. (Evans) Mitcham-Stringer

Ezra Alford Crowley
Jul 31, 1893 - Jul 16, 1963

E. A. Crowley Found Dead In Bed Saturday

Ezra Alfred Crowley, about 70, employe of the Harris Hotel, 212 1-2 South Beaton street, was found dead in bed Saturday at 7:30 a.m. when residents failed to hear him in his room. He had been ill Friday night, city police were advised.

Judge G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, conducted an investigation and did not immediately return a coroner’s verdict, but indicated he expected it to be “death from natural causes.”

City police Officers J. T. Bates, Leroy Crocker and E. O. Patrick answered the call to the hotel at 7:38 a.m. and conducted an investigation.

Survivors include three sons, E. C. Crowley, Garland; Ivan D. Crowley, Lawton, Okla., and David Crowley, Austin, and other relatives.

Funeral services were incomplete at the Griffin Funeral Home early Saturday afternoon.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb. 16, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WW I
  • h/o Allie D. (Beasley) Crowley married Dec. 16, 1922 (Divorced) s/o Thomas Bailey “Tom” Crowley and Josephine (Kyser) Crowley

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E. A. Crowley Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Ezra Alfred Crowley, 70, employe of Harris Hotel, 212 1-2 South Beaton, found dead in bed Saturday morning after being ill Friday night, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Bazette cemetery. He was a World War I veteran.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Cirelli, pastor.

Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” after an investigation by City Officers J. T. Bates, Leroy Crocker and E. O. Patrick.

Surviving are three sons, E. C. Crowley, Garland; Ivan D. Crowley, Lawton, Okla.; and David Crowley, Austin; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. Weldon Morris, D. M. Gafford, Willie Reed, T. M. Shelton, Lester Walker and R. D. Massey.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Eva Hazel (Morris) McAfee
Jan 15, 1906 - Mar 19, 1937

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED HERE ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Hazel Eva McAfee, former resident of Corsicana, died early Saturday at her home in Gladewater. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, John Lee McAfee, Gladewater; a daughter, Joan McAfee, Gladewater; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Morris, Corsicana; four brothers, Weldon Morris, W. G. Morris, Johnnie Morris and Jack Morris, all of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Etheredge, Henderson, and Misses Julia Morris and Zulla Morris, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be R. H. White, Ted Starks, Haskell Gray, W. H. Tipton, Neal Owen and B. B. Gillian.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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FORMER CORSICANAN DIED GLADEWATER; BURIED AT BAZETTE

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Eva McAfee, former Corsicanan, who died early Saturday morning at her home in Gladewater, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted Rev. J. U. McAfee, Methodist minister and Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, John Lee McAfee, Gladewater; a daughter, Joan McAfee, Gladewater; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Morris, Corsicana; four brothers, Weldon Morris, W. G. Morris, Johnnie Morris and Jack Morris, all of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Etheredge, Henderson, and Misses Julia Morris and Zulla Morris, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were R. H. White, Ted Starks, Haskell Gray, W. H. Tipton, Neal Owen and B. B. Gillian.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Bazette

BAZETTE, March 25.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Hazel Morris McAfee was buried in the Bazette cemetery Sunday afternoon.

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H. F. Shelton
Jun 16, 1915 - Sep 7, 1937

TWO DEAD RESULT AUTO ACCIDENTS NAVARRO COUNTY

DALLAS CHILD DIES IN DOCTOR’S OFFICE; KERENS RESIDENT SUCCUMBS

Two deaths resulted in Corsicana late Tuesday an early Wednesday morning following automobile accidents on Highways 75 and 31. These were the seventh and eighth fatalities reported as the result of automobile accidents within Navarro county during 1937, and the third and fourth of the past week.

Marvin W. Bain, aged 7 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Bain of Dallas, died Tuesday afternoon at a local physician’s office following an automobile accident on Highway 75 about two miles north of Corsicana earlier in the afternoon.

The youngster was in an automobile driven by his mother, Deputy Sheriff Jack Floyd, who answered the call, reported, when a truck driven by a man by the name of Johnson, in attempting to pass the car, met another vehicle coming in a southerly direction, and as he pulled back on the right side of the road, the truck struck the car driven by Mrs. Bain. The child was reported to have received a head injury.

The truck driver was brought to the office of Cleo G. Miller, criminal district attorney, where he made a statement with reference to the affair and was released. Deputy Sheriff Floyd and State Liquor Operative William Cooper answered the call.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Cotton Gin, Freestone county, where interment was made. Surviving are the parents and a sister, Dorothy Marie.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Kerens Man Dies.
H. F. Shelton, aged 22 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Shelton, residing three miles north of Kerens in the Independence community, died in the P. and S. hospital Wednesday morning shortly after 1 o’clock from injuries sustained in an automobile collision Saturday night on Highway 31 in the eastern section of Corsicana. He suffered a broken leg and concussion of the brain, never regaining consciousness after the crash.

Funeral service will be held from the Bazette Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Rivers Cartiledge, Baptist minister of Athens.

Surviving are his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL THURSDAY FOR VICTIM AUTO CRASH NEAR HERE

KERENS, Sept. 11.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Baptist church for H. F. Shelton, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Shelton, who died Wednesday morning in a Corsicana hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident on Highway 31 last Saturday evening.

Rev. Rivers Cartlidge of Athens assisted by Rev. Bernard McCord of Caddo, conducted the funeral services, Mr. Shelton was a member of the Bazette Baptist church. He was also a member of the Kerens Battery of the 132 Field Artillery.

Pallbearers were Tillman Reed, Robert Kerley, Elmo Cunningham, Roy Tyner, E. P. Chrisman, and Farris Sessions. P. N. Stockton was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shelton was 21 years of age, born and reared in this community, attended both the Independence and Kerens schools, and had associated with his father in farming for several years.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Shelton, Sr., five brothers, Brac, Lester, Roland , Arvil and T. M. Jr.; four sisters, Mrs. Rufus Massey, of Roane, Mrs. Mid Tyner of Gladewater, Mrs. Clint Baxter, and Mrs. Ben Russell Cherry of Kerens.

H. F. was very popular in Kerens and will be greatly missed by his friends throughout this section of the country.

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Annie May (Brittain) May
Sep 4, 1912 - Oc. 3, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. W. S. MAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae May, aged 25 years, wife of William S. May who died at 1915 South Fourteenth street Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley chapel with interment in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Janie Frances and Barbara Jean, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Denny Britton, Refugio, and W. B. Britton, Los Angeles; five sisters, Mrs. H. B. Sumner, Refugio; Mrs. Roy Roland, Refugio; Mrs. J. M. Winkler, Bloomington; Mrs. F. W. Langridge, Refugio, and Mrs. R. S. Barnhill, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. C. May, G. T. DeChaume, Wm. L. Alley, Beaton Ware, Thomas Curtis and Aubrey Seale.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 4, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William F. May; d/o Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Brittain & Amanda Carolina/Rebecca “Lina” (Voss) Carnell-Brittain buried in Hamilton Beamon cemetery

Mary Alice (Hall) May
Jan 18, 1872 - Sep 26, 1950

Mrs. Henry May Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice May, 78, widow of the late Henry May, who died in Marlin Tuesday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are two sons, A. C. May, Mexia, and Frank May, Reisel; five daughters, Mrs. Joe Seale, Mrs. R. E. Ware, Mrs. G. T. Dechaume and Mrs. T. C. Curtis, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Alta Albritton, Kerens; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, W. C. Vernon, San Marcos and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aubrey Seale, Beaton Ware, Delma Ware, Charles Curtis, Willard Maines, W. M. Daniels, Claudia Allsup and Cecil Landrum, all grandsons.

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Helen Azalee (Compton) Peacock
Dec 4, 1921 - Jul 10, 2001

Services for Helen A. Peacock, 79, of Trinidad are scheduled for 2 P.M. Friday at Lakeside Baptist Church with Floyd Loven officiating. Burial will follow at Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral
Home of Malakoff.
Mrs. Peacock died July 10, 2001 in Corsicana. She was born December 4,1921, in Abilene to Dewey and Jewel Womack Compton. Mrs. Peacock had lived in the Trinidad area since 1982. She worked as a bookkeeper for Adams Hat in Dallas and for Patten Scaffolding. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mel Peacock, parents; daughter, Paula Walden and brother, Gerald Compton. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Wright of Rowlett; a son, Larry Peacock of Trinidad; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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David Joe Melin
Nov 4, 1958 - Oct 12, 2018

Service Schedule

Visitation: ​Friday - October 19, 2018(6p - 8pm)

Location: First Baptist Church - 510 W. Collins Corsicana, TX 75110
 

Service: Saturday - October 20, 2018 (3pm)
 

​Location: First Baptist Church - 510 W. Collins Corsicana, TX 75110
 

Interment:  Following Service - Dresden Cemetery

 

Survived by

Spouse:
Debra Gale Melin (Wife of 37 years)


 

Children:

Tanya McCarter of Corsicana, TX

William & Kelli Bullard of Clifton, TX

David Peterka of Dresden, TX

​Misty & Steve Washburn of Corsicana, TX 

​David Melin Jr. 
 

 

Sibling:

Betty Joe Burkes of Scurry - Rosser, TX 

17 Grandchildren & 2 Great Grandchildren

​What-What - David's Chihuahua

 

Preceded in Death

 

Parents 

Ike & Margie Melin

Siblings

Ike "Boo-Boo" Melin Jr. 

 

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Patricia "Pat" (Holcomb) McElroy
Dec 26, 1939 - Oct 24, 2018

 

Biography

Patricia (Pat) McElroy left this earthly world on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Red Oak, TX at the age of 78. She is now healthy and happy and rejoicing in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the love of her life Benny McElroy.
Pat McElroy was born in Frost, TX on December 26, 1939. She graduated high school in Milford, TX in 1958 and began working for the telephone company in Dallas, TX. Not long after, Pat met Benny McElroy, a fireman for the Dallas Fire Department. The two were married at the First Baptist Church in Milford, TX on October 17, 1959 and established their home in Dallas, TX.
Pat began working for Anderson Clayton Foods and Trammel Crow Company while living in Dallas. Pat retired and the two moved to Italy, TX and began making many trips with good friends and family to Navarro Mills Lake. Because of their love of country living, they purchased a large acreage of land near the lake and built their dream home. They celebrated many years together doing what they loved to do…..laughing, going to the University of Texas football games, traveling, camping, fishing and hunting at their leisure.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Benny, mother Artie Myrtle Clanton, step-father Cordell Clanton and father, Ray Holcomb. She is survived by her brother Ronnie Clanton and sister-in-law Debbie - Midlothian, TX, sister Pam Reither and husband Tim – Stamford, TX, sister LaQuetta Graves - Dallas, TX, brother Jackie McDaniel - Blooming Grove, TX, sister-in-law Peggie Grabau and husband Lowell - Angus, TX and sister-in-law Jane Hassan - Mildred, TX.

A visitation for Patricia (Pat) McElroy will be Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Boze Mitchell McKibbon Funeral Home from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165.

The funeral service in her memory will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Eastridge Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. – 732 East Ovilla Road, Red Oak, TX 75154 and will be officiated by Pastors Jack Ables and John Wheatley. A private burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to SPCA Ellis County – 2570 FM Rd 878, Waxahachie, TX 75165.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home 511 W. Main St., Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

 

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Robert Lowell Thompson
June 29, 1970 - Oct 24, 2018
 

FUNERAL SERVICES SCHEDULED FOR CENTRAL TEXAS DA

CORSICANA, Texas (KWTX) Funeral services have been scheduled for Navarro County District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson, 48, who died Wednesday morning at Baylor Hospital in Dallas after a brief illness with his family by his side.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Northside Baptist Church at 2800 North Beaton St. in Corsicana.

The funeral service is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Burial will follow at the Thompson Family Cemetery on NWCR 3320 in Frost.

Thompson was unopposed in the Nov. 6 election and would have started his fourth term in January.

Thompson was first elected in 2006.

Thompson was born in Nacogdoches, graduated in 1988 from Corsicana High School, and earned an Associate’s Degree from Navarro Junior College, a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

He also served as an assistant district attorney in Navarro County and as Corsicana’s municipal judge.

The Navarro County District Attorney's Office posted a message expressing condolences to Thompson's family.


"It is with deep sorrow and sadness that this office recognizes the sudden and tragic passing of District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson. The attorneys and staff ask you to join us in remembering in our thoughts and prayers Mr. Thompson’s family in this time of grief and remembrances," the post said.

Thompson's younger brother Brent, 43, was among the five officers who were killed when a gunman opened fire on police in July 2016 in Dallas.

Brent Thompson was the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer killed in the line of duty.

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Robert Lowell Thompson, 48, of Corsicana and a loving husband and father to his children passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2018 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas surrounded by his family. Lowell was born in Nacogdoches on June 29, 1970. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1988 and went on to attend Navarro Junior College graduating with an Associate's Degree, Baylor College with his Bachelor's Degree and completed his education at Texas Tech School of Law. He returned to Corsicana where he served as Assistant District Attorney under Pat Batchelor, Municipal Judge for Corsicana and for the past 11 years as Navarro County District Attorney.

Lowell returned to Corsicana and married Brandy Hines June 20, 1998. He was involved in many different volunteer activities wanting to give back to the community which had supported him. He was a Christian and a member of Northside Baptist Church. He was an endowed Mason.

He worked with the Child Advocacy Center in Corsicana, Lions Club and other charitable organizations. He was involved with the Navarro County Go Texan and has been president of the Corsicana High School Booster Club doing what he could to help students succeed. Lowell also enjoyed coaching his children in sports and helping others achieve their goals on the field with instruction and encouragement.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert Martin and Reba Thompson and Benny and Pauline Raley, brother Brent Thompson and nephew William Thompson.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years Brandy Hines Thompson; their children Kieley and Eli Thompson; parents Sam and Paulette Thompson; brother Darrell Thompson and wife Jennifer; father and mother-in-law Roy and Chris Hines. Lowell is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends who will miss him greatly.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana.

A celebration of his life will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Interment to follow at the Thompson Family Cemetery attended by the family due to weather conditions and limited parking. Pallbearers will be Eric Meyers, Reese Hines, John Lawhon, Colt Lawhon, Steve Petty and Keith Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Denbow, Elmer Tanner, Sharron McDonald, Raymond Linex and Chuck Williams.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

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‘A friend to everyone’ — Navarro County District Attorney Thompson passes away at 48
• By Deanna Kirk Daily Sun
• Oct 24, 2018
Flags at half-staff, the Courthouse and Justice Center were a sea of umbrellas as county employees stood in the rain Wednesday to honor Navarro County District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson as he returned home to Corsicana.
Thompson passed away at Baylor Hospital in Dallas Wednesday morning after a brief illness. His family were all at his side. He leaves behind his wife, Brandy; two children Kieley and Eli; parents Sam and Paulette Thompson, brother Darrell, and many extended family across the county. Lowell’s brother Brent Thompson preceded him in death as well, in July 2016; and Brent’s son William in November 2017.
Lowell is a Navarro County native, who graduated from Corsicana High School with a Collins Scholarship. He always credited that scholarship for allowing him to go on to Navarro College, Baylor University and law school at Texas Tech University.
“That’s one of the driving factors why I came back here,” Lowell said in 2006 when he was elected District Attorney. “Why I volunteer so much time. The only way I could have gone to the college I went to was because I got the Collins Scholarship. I know I couldn’t have done what I’ve done if it wasn’t for the help the people and community gave me.”
Thompson served as municipal judge prior to winning the seat in the DA’s office, where he inherited quite a backlog of cases. He served his community in other ways as well, as a Lions Club member (and past president), board member at Child Advocacy Center, and volunteered for numerous charitable events and organizations as well.
“From the time I met Lowell in junior high, he was a friend — to everyone,” said Raymond Linex II, vice president of human resources at Oil City Iron Works and former editor/publisher for the Corsicana Daily Sun. “A coach’s son, Lowell knew how to interact with all walks. I don’t know that I ever saw him angry. He was a level-headed man of integrity and character from those days at Drane Intermediate, all the way up to his office as District Attorney.”
Linex said he and his wife often found themselves at the same community functions, or supporting the same charitable endeavors as the Thompsons. Linex bought raffle tickets from Thompson, and Thompson bought from him.
“I cannot imagine the pain the Thompson family has had to endure, with Brent, a grandson and now Lowell,” he said. “It’s unfathomable that he is no longer with us. It leaves a large hole in the soul of this community.”
As part of the CHS Class of 1988, Lowell had recently attended his 30th class reunion. Classmate Chuck Williams, local business owner, sideline reporter for CHS football, and former sports columnist for the Daily Sun, admires the man he became.
“Lowell was not only a leader, but a man who set the standard by the way he lived his life,” Williams said. “In any setting, Lowell was always a beacon of reason. Even while enduring the tragedy of losing Brent, Lowell maintained a steely resolve and led the way with a steady and reassuring presence.”
Lowell had a soft spot in his heart for children, and coached both his kids in softball, baseball and football, which included coaching many other kids along the way. It’s not surprising he also had a heart for abused children, too. Jenny Bratton, executive director at the Children’s Advocacy Center, said Lowell was the cornerstone of that agency, as well as the Leadership Council and Child Protection Team. She said he served at every charitable function held by CAC, often side-by-side with daughter Kieley.
“Lowell will be missed by all of us who were lucky enough to know him,” Bratton said. “But his impact in this community spreads far beyond the legal community. To the schools his family attended for generations, to the Lions Club, to victims over a decade in this county who could rely on him to care about them, and sadly for those to come and not have him there to help them.”
Bratton expressed to the Thompson family, who have given so much and suffered so much loss, that the entire community grieves with them.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner worked with Thompson on and off since he first began in the DA’s office years ago. Tanner watched him grow from a young assistant to eventually becoming the County’s District Attorney.
“I always appreciated Lowell’s love for not only his community, but for law enforcement,” Tanner said. “His dedication and love for those whom he lived among here in Navarro County was always apparent, just as it was for his family.”
Tanner said it’s heartbreaking that his family has had to not only endure and suffer such unexpected loss, but such horrific loss in a such a short amount of time.
“I am very proud to have called Lowell my friend, and I always respected and appreciated our working relationship,” he said. “There was never a time I called that he didn’t answer.”
Tanner said his and wife Mandy’s prayers are with the Thompson family, and he hopes they know that they, as well as many in the community, will be here to support them in the days, weeks and months to come.
Eric R. Meyers, head of the Office of Emergency Management in Navarro County (and president of Oil City Iron Works) said he simply can’t find words to express how he feels about the loss of his good friend.
“Lowell was more than just a friend,” Meyers said. “He was a dedicated father, husband, son, brother and true community servant. My heart breaks for Lowell’s children, his wife, his parents and the rest of his family.”
Meyers said he reflects on the smiling, gentle man Lowell was to everyone who knew him. From working together on the Area Go Texan, Child Advocates, and working together on details of emergency management, Lowell was always willing to be a part of great causes that benefited so many people, he said.
“Losses like this are always difficult, but for me, it is extremely difficult losing a friend at such a young age,” he said. “I will never understand why events in our life happen like they do, but all I can do is cherish the friendship we had, and know that he is in a peaceful place now.”
Ed, this caption below, goes with the photo
Daily Sun Photo/Michael Kormos
Navarro County District Attorney Lowell Thompson spoke at the Patriot's Day program
at Bunert Park Sept. 11, 2018. He passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the age of 48.

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Elmarine Leona Winter
Mar 4, 1923 - Feb 20, 1937

ALMARIE WINTERS WAS BURIED SUNDAY FROM FUNERAL HOME

Funeral services for Almarie Winters, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Winters who died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning at 1:10 o’clock after a brief illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

The young girl was active in the Salvation Army and Green Flat Mission Sunday Schools and was secretary of the latter organization.

Surviving are her parents, three brothers, Ernest, David and William Winters, two sisters, Christine and Hazel Winters, all of Corsicana and grandfathers.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Burgess.

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William Ernest Winter
Feb 18, 1890 - Oct 23, 1957

Winter Services Held Thursday
Funeral services for W. E. (Shorty) Winter, 67, paint contractor, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Szegedin, pastor of the Faith Lutheran church. Burial will be in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

A native of Wisconsin, Winter had resided in Corsicana since 1911.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Ernest R. and Daniel D. Winter, both of Arlington, and William Edward Winter, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Christine Eubanks, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, five brothers, Paul Winter, Tulsa, Okla.; Dan Winter, Ceylon, Minn.; Albert Winter, Wisconsin; Rev. Walter Winter, Lutheran minister, Chevancey, Ill., and Herman Winter, Hilisdale, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Beauchamp, Richard Stubbs, Marvin Owens, Lloyd Stubbs, A. V. Stroud, and Gene Stubbs.

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Maggie Hazel (Williamson) Winter
Sep 22, 1899 - Dec 24, 1970

Mrs. Winter Service Held

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Maggie Winter, 73, who died Thursday in Arlington. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Hugo V. Gurney, with interment in Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Ernest, Dan and William Winter all of Arlington; one daughter, Mrs. Christine Jankowski of Chicago, Ill., nine grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Gladys Shumake of San Antonio.

Pallbearers were Wesley Eubanks, Leslie Eubanks, James Eubanks, Danny Eubanks, Jimmy Winter, and Bennie Smith.

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Cynthia Ann (Pipkin) Carter
Dec 1, 1863 - Nov 20, 1937

AGED WOMAN DIED SATURDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Ann Carter, aged 73 years, who died Saturday night about 9 o’clock at 1016 West Fifth avenue were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Church of Christ. R. W. Martin conducted the rites. Interment was made in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Mrs. Carter was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 20 years.

Surviving are five sons, D. Carter, Corsicana; A. B. Carter, Dallas; H. F. Carter, Corsicana; H. H. Carter, Waco, and J. J. Carter, Bald Prairie; five daughters, Mrs. J. F. Bryant and Mrs. Jess Cooper, both of Waco; Mrs. J. F. Moore, Batesville; Mrs. T. A. Easley, Lavender, and Mrs. G. W. Wright, Iowa Park, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Thomas Floyd Burns
Mar 2, 1935 - Jun 6, 1937

LITTLE BOY DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON; FUNERAL ON MONDAY

Thomas Floyd Burns, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Burns, Northeast Corsicana, died Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Zion’s Rest cemetery.

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

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Maynard Bertrand George, Jr.
Jun 27, 1929 - Jun 28, 1937

LITTLE BOY BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for M. B. George, Jr., aged 8 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. George, 1115 West Collin street, who died Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock after four days’ illness with infantile paralysis, were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Gordon George; three sisters, Joyce, Jacqueline and Jane Ellen George, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrison, Sherman; uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Calloway, Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hughes, Temple; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrison, Jr., Sherman, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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ATTACK INFANTILE PARALYSIS PROVES FATAL SMALL BOY

THIS IS THIRD DEATH ATTRIBUTED TO DISEASE IN RECENT WEEKS

M. B. George, Jr., aged eight years, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. George, 1115 West Collin street, died at the family home Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock after a four day’s illness with infantile paralysis. Funeral services will be conducted at Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. George, one brother, Gordon George; three sisters, Joyce, Jacqueline, twins, and Jane Ellen, all of Corsicana, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrison, Sherman; and Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hughes, Temple; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Calloway, Oklahoma City; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrison, Jr., Sherman, uncles and aunts.

The lad’s death is the third ascribed to infantile paralysis in Corsicana in recent weeks. The case was reported Monday to health authorities. There are two active cases of the disease in Corsicana at the present time according to Dr. Wm. T. Shell, Jr., city health officer, while there are no new cases reported to Dr. S. H. Burnett, county health officer, who stated there are six active cases in the county outside of the city of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Franklin Rutherford Murphy
Feb 20, 1886 - Sep 15, 1937

F. R. MURPHY DEAD RESULT SHOOTING LATE WEDNESDAY

W. M. HUNTER SURRENDERS TO COUNTY OFFIECERS FACES MURDER CHARGE

One man is dead and another is in the Navarro county jail charged with murder as the result of a shooting scrape about three miles south of Corsicana late Wednesday afternoon. Both principals were farmers and are said to have been life-long friends and acquaintances.

F. R. Murphy, aged 51 years, was almost instantly killed when he was struck by several charges from an automatic 12-gauge shotgun. W. M. Hunter, about 50 surrendered to O. O. Pickering, county jailer, shortly before midnight Wednesday night after he had been the object of a futile search by county and precinct officers for several hours. He was accompanied to the jail by W. B. Grantham, former constable.

No formal written statement was made by the defendant, but Cleo G. Miller, criminal district attorney, and J. S. Callicutt, one of the defense attorneys, intimated Thursday the accused man would probably maintain self-defense. The shooting occurred in the yard of Murphy. Officers reported the two men had engaged in a difficulty at a nearby filling station earlier in the afternoon.

The formal complaint was accepted by Criminal District Attorney Miller, was signed by Clarence Powell, constable of Precinct 1, and was filed before Judge W. T. McFadden, justice of the peace, who conducted an investigation and hearing at the scene of the trouble Wednesday night.

Examining Trial Friday.
An examining trial is scheduled to be held before Judge McFadden Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Hunter is being represented by Judge Callicutt and the firm of Lovett and Lovett.

Constable Powell of Corsicana, Constable W. G. Ivey of Currie and Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and several of his deputies answered the call Wednesday night and conducted an investigation.

The shotgun allegedly used by the defendant along with a blood covered pistol, said to have been used by Murphy in which six empty shells were reported found, were in the hands of officers intimated. It was reported there were several eye witnesses to both the early altercation and also the fatal shooting.

Funeral services for Murphy are scheduled to be held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Murphy, 510 West Tenth Avenue, Corsicana. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Reared at Wortham.
Mr. Murphy was reared in the Wortham community, but had resided here for the past eleven years,

Surviving are seven children, Curtis F. Murphy, Kilgore; Troy, Evelyn, Eldon, Durwood, Northam and Finis Murphy, all of Corsicana; parents, two brothers, Sidney Murphy, Corsicana, and Jim Murphy, Wortham, eight sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Miller, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe J. Bledsoe, Corsicana; Mrs. M. J. Bledsoe, Wortham; Mrs. William Swint, Tehuacana; Mrs. J. E. Deming, Corsicana; Mrs. J. A. Rowell, Brownwood; Mrs. Wallace Lake, Big Spring, and Miss Lela Murphy, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Oscar O’Daniel, Lem Smith, J. A. Rowell, A. B. Jones, J. W. Swint, Vance Jones, Byron Franklin and Floyd Cole.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 16, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nora Bell (Jones) Murphy; s/o John Monroe Murphy & Mary Jane (Sexton) Murphy buried in Wortham Cemetery, Wortham, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR F. R. MURPHY HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Frank R. Murphy, aged 51 years, well known farmer residing three miles south of Corsicana, who died late Wednesday afternoon were held from the residence of this parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Murphy, 510 West Tenth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are seven children, Curtis F. Murphy, Kilgore; Troy, Evelyn, Eldon, Durwood, Northam and Finis Murphy, all of Corsicana; parents, two brothers, Sidney Murphy, Corsicana, and Jim Murphy, Wortham; and eight sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Miller, Corsicana; Mrs. J. J. Bledsoe, Corsicana; Mrs. M. J. Bledsoe, Wortham; Mrs. William Swint, Tehuacana; Mrs. J. E. Deming, Corsicana; Mrs. J. A. Rowell, Brownwood; Mrs. Wallace Lake, Big Spring, and Miss Lela Murphy, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Oscar O’Daniel, Lem Smith, J. A. Rowell, A. B. Jones, J. W. Swint, Vance Jones, Byron Franklin and Floyd Cole.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep. 17, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nora Belle (Jones) Murphy marriage Dec. 15, 1907 s/o John Monroe Murphy and Mary Jane (Sexton) Murphy buried in Wortham cemetery, Wortham, Texas

Clara Rebecca Susan (Lewis) Johnson
May 21, 1854 - May 30, 1945

MRS. E. A. JOHNSON DIED IN DALLAS; RITES HERE ON SATURDAY

Mrs. E. A. Johnson, aged 91 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clayton Browne, 5611 Swiss avenue, Dallas, Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaught, rector of St. John’s church.

A native of London, England, Mrs. Johnson, the widow of the late E. A. Johnson, pioneer Corsicana druggist, and IOOF leader, came to Corsicana while a young girl with her father, the late Dr. William Lewis, an early -day Corsicana physician. Mrs. Johnson had made her home with her daughter for the past several years following the death of her husband.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Browne, Dallas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., Edward M. Polk, Sr., Dr. Will Miller, Alynn Lang, W. Pat Brown, Albert Frey and Sid Story.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 31, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born in London, England; w/o Edward Albert Beer Johnson, Dr. married Apr. 6, 1880; d/o William Dyer Hay Lewis & Mary (Fudge) Lewis

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. JOHNSON SET FOR SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. E. A. Johnson, 91, long-time resident, who died in Dallas Wednesday afternoon, will be held from the St. John’s Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. A native of England, Mrs. Johnson came to Corsicana while a young girl. She moved to Dallas a few years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clayton Browne, Dallas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. E. A. JOHNSON

Funeral services for Mrs. E. A. Johnson, 91, who died in Dallas Wednesday, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of the church.

A native of London, England, Mrs. Johnson came to Corsicana early in life with her father, the late Dr. William Lewis, an early day physician. She was the widow of the late Dr. E. A. Johnson, pioneer Corsicana druggist and IOOF leader. For the past several years, Mrs. Johnson had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Clayton Browne, 5611 Swiss avenue, Dallas.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clayton Browne, Dallas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., Edward M. Polk, Sr., Dr. Will Miller, Alynn Lang, W. Pat Brown, Albert Frey and Sid Story.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Albert B. Johnson
Jul 1883 - Jul 8, 1922

ARTHUR JOHNSON DIED AT 4 O’CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON

PROMINENT CORSICANA CITIZEN PASSES AWAY AFTER SHORT ILLNESS

Arthur Johnson, aged 39 years, died at 4 o’clock this afternoon, after a few weeks illness. He is survived by his wife and one little daughter, Margaret Emily; a father and mother, Dr. and E. A. Johnson, and one sister, Mrs. Clayton D. Browne of Dallas.

Mr. Johnson was one of Corsicana’s most prominent and popular citizens. He was associated with his father in the E. A. Johnson Drug Company of this city.

Funeral arrangements had not been made at a late hour this afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul. 8, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • h/o Margaret (unk) Johnson (daughter is Margaret Emily (Johnson) Olberg died Nov. 1, 1989 buried in Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, Arizona) s/o Edward Albert Beer Johnson, Dr. & Clara Rebecca Susan (Lewis) Johnson
  • His monument says… Requiescat in Pace—means “May he rest in peace”

Elizabeth Ann (Sheppard) Mixon
Sep 3, 1878 - Sep 2, 1963

Mrs. J. J. Mixon Dies Monday

Mrs. J. J. Mixon, 85, native of Lone Oak, near Blooming Grove, 610 West Tenth Avenue, died in Baytown Monday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. B. E. Franklin, Baytown; Mrs. W. A. Phillips, Mexia; Mrs. A. B. Hervey, Little Rock, Ark.; and Mrs. R. V. Meranda, Grand Prairie; a brother, Dr. J. J. Sheppard, Frost; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Perry Bass, H. C. Conant, L. C. Clark, J. E. Deming, Guy Rinker and Fred Tramel.

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Hold Services Mrs. J. J. Mixon

Funeral services for Mrs. J. J. Mixon, 85, native of Lone Oak, near Blooming Grove, 610 West Tenth avenue, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. She died in Baytown Monday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. B. E. Franklin, Baytown; Mrs. W. A. Phillips, Mexia; Mrs. A. B. Hervey, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. R. V. Meranda, Grand Prairie; a brother, Dr. J. J. Sheppard, Frost; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Perry Bass, H. C. Conant, L. C. Clark, J. E. Deming, Guy Rinker and Fred Tramel

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Reuben Samuel Mixon, Lieut.
May 8, 1897 - Jun 1945

Lt. R. S. Mixon Reported Missing In Pacific Area

Lieut. R. S. Mixon, U. S. Navy, reported missing in action in the South Pacific area. In a telegram received by his mother, Mrs. J. J. Mixon, 613 South Fourteenth street, from the Navy department. No date or other details were given in the message. Lieut. Mixon was in the medical corps and had been in the navy 28 years. He was preparing to retire in the near future. His wife resided in San Diego, Calif.

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Charles M. Smith
Dec 26, 1881 - Jan 28, 1937

CHARLES M. SMITH DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE LAST NIGHT

Charles M. Smith, 55, a resident of Corsicana for 12 years some time age, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at 11:30 Thursday night, after a brief illness and funeral services are planned for 10 o’clock Saturday morning at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church will have charge of the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Smith was stricken with flu-pneumonia in West, Texas and was brought here earlier in the week in a Corley ambulance.

Surviving are three brothers, J. Mel Smith, Corsicana; Walter E. Smith and Terry L. Smith, both of Tehula, Miss., and one sister, Mrs. A. F. Phillips, Jackson, Miss.

Pallbearers will be Joe Bunch, S. L. McCreary, S. J. Miles, W. L. Bingham, John L. Yates, and Ernest Woodruff.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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CHARLES M. SMITH FORMER CORSICANAN, BURIED ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Charles M. Smith, 55, a former resident of Corsicana, were held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at the Corley Funeral chapel, with Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church in charge. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Smith died at 11:30 Thursday night in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, following an attack of flu-pneumonia in West, Texas.

Surviving are three brothers, J. Mel Smith, Corsicana; Walter E. Smith and Terry L. Smith, both of Tehula, Miss., and one sister, Mrs. A. F. Phillips, Jackson, Miss.

Pallbearers were Joe Bunch, S. L. McCreary, S. J. Miles, W. L. Bingham, John L. Yates, and Ernest Woodruff.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Sarah Ann (Megarity) Burner
Feb 20, 1938 - Mar 24, 2017

Ann Megarity Burner passed away Friday morning, March 24, 2017. Mrs. Burner was 79. Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, with The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, rector of the church, officiating. Her cremated remains will be placed in the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana at a later date. Born Sara Ann Megarity on Feb. 20, 1938, in Trinidad, she graduated from Milby High School in Houston before working in the banking and financial industry for many years while raising her three children. Ann attended Trinity Episcopal Church for many years and loved singing in the Chancel Choir. She enjoyed playing bridge; making crafts; taking care of her canine companion, CoCo; and spending time with her dear friend, C.A. Mitts. Her family wishes to thank Texas Health Harris Methodist-Fort Worth and its staff for the exemplary medical and emotional care delivered during this time of need. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Bobbie Megarity; her brother, Dr. Andrew Megarity; and sister and brother-in-law, Carol Megarity Cody and Bill. Survivors: In addition to her children, Lesa Oswalt. Mark H. Burner and his wife, Jill, and Todd Burner, Ann was grandmother to Clay Burner, Brett Burner, William Oswalt Jr. and Patrick Oswalt; niece, Colleen Megarity Balance; nephews and their wives, Dylan and Cassie Megarity, Dan and Zelia Megarity, and Sean and Jennifer Cody; and their families.

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James Howard Shivers, Sr.
Dec 28, 1911 - Sep 4, 1959

Howard Shivers Expires Friday
James Howard Shivers, 47, auto salesman for the DSC Motors, native of Navarro County, died in the McCluskey Veterans Administration hospital in Temple Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with buiral in Oakwood Cemetery. the rites will be conducted by Rev. Weldon Franks, pastor of the Edgemont Baptist church in Dallas, of which he was a member.
Shivers was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lurlean Shivers; a son, Jack Howard Shivers; mother Mr. T. P. Shivers; a sister, Mrs. David Megarity, all of Corsicana; a brother, Thomas E. Shivers, Freeport; five nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. C. Curry, Jack Howard, Walter E. Parker, Clifton Shivers, Red More, Jimmy Lorimer, J. T. Hill, and Claude Hervey

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Alfred D. "Moco" Neeley
1909 - Dec 26, 1994

Rites today for "Moco" Neeley, ex-FBI agent.
Graveside services for Alfred D. "Moco" Neeley, a retired FBI agent, will be at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. in the Wynne Chapel of Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Neeley died Monday at 85.
He worked for the FBI for 30 years, retiring in 1971. Mr. Neeley spent most of his career investigating crimes around Sherman and Denison in North Texas.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University, where he was captain of the football team, in 1931. He was inducted into the SMU Football Hall of Fame in 1978.
Mr. Neeley is survived by his wife, Lois Neeley of Dallas; two daughters, Gayle Neeley Crawford of Corsicana and Kay Neeley Polk of Dallas; a son, Len H. Layne of Austin; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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  • Born in Purdon, Navarro County, Texas

Brenda Jewel (Allen) Duncan
Feb 23, 1945 - Oct 26, 2018

Brenda A. Duncan, age 73, of Corsicana went to heaven Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Twilight Nursing Home with her loved ones by her side. Brenda fought a long hard fight with cancer and is now finally resting comfortably in the arms of her Lord and Savior.

She was born Feb. 23, 1945 in Corsicana to Cecil and Bobbie (Putman) Allen. She attended Blooming Grove High School and went on to Navarro College. After working at the college for Dr. Kenneth Walker Brenda made the long drive daily to East Texas State in Commerce where she earned her bachelor's degree. She later became the business manager for Navarro and was loved by faculty, staff and students. She had such a presence that she never met a stranger and all who knew her felt her warm and welcoming spirit.

She received many accolades during her lifetime; State Championship in UIL for Shorthand, outstanding employee of Navarro College, Bulldog Backer (numerous times) and finally earned her Certified Professional Secretary certification. Brenda was the one with "all the smarts" according to Dwight and Gay Lyn.

Brenda loved reading, working crossword puzzles and crocheting, but her greatest hobby was Navarro Bulldog Sports, whether it be coaching, calling the plays or just watching the games, she could always be found in the crowd. She was active in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for many years. She brought such joy to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Clark Putman, Jr.

Brenda is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dwight Wayne Duncan and her daughter GayLyn Duncan. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Linda Foster and husband Loren; her brother Eddy Putman and wife Jan and her sister-in-law Jeanie Putman, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be John Paul Plemmons, Brian Phillips, Brandon Nicholson, Joel Elmore, Darrell Shelton and James Shelton. Coaches Lewis Orr and Bob McElroy will be serving as Honorary Pallbearers. Interment to follow at Younger Cemetery in Purdon.

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Tina Carol (Burgess) Daggs
Nov 3, 1960 - Oct 22, 2018

Tina Carol (Burgess) Daggs age 57 of Corsicana formerly of Winchester, Kentucky passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born to the late Grover "Itchie" Burgess and the late Rebecca Sue (Henry) Teeters

She was preceded in death by her mom, dad, a brother, Johnny Wayne Burgess and a nephew, Michael Miller.

She is survived by one daughter, Jacinda (Jeffery) Allen and two sons, Zachary (Jessica) Daggs and Justin (Brittany) Daggs; her grandchildren, Ashley, Brynna, McKinley, Kylnne, Waylon, Blayne, Logan, Jaxson, Levi, Lily and a baby girl (Conley) due in February 2019, all of Texas; a sister, Debbie Cooper of Kentucky; two brothers, Billy (Virginia) Burgess and Timothy (Michelle) Teeter, both of Texas; two Aunts, Donna (Chester) Oldfield and Barbara Henry, both of Kentucky. She also leaves behind lots of loving relatives and friends.

Family and friends were her passion. She loved the outdoors, riding back roads and caring for others. She grew up in Winchester, Kentucky with her siblings and moved to Texas later on to be closer to her mother. She enjoyed life and making many life-long friends.

A memorial services is scheduled at a later date.

She donated her organs so others could have life.

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Rufus Franklin "Rudy" Carroll
Oct 31, 1932 - Oct 26, 2018
US NAVY

Rufus Franklin "Rudy" Carroll, 85, of Corsicana passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Baylor Dallas. Rudy was born at home in Barry on Oct. 31, 1932 to James William and Blanche Estelle Carroll. He attended school in Blooming Grove and Italy, Texas where he assisted his father in the family grocery business. He was recruited to play football for Waxahachie and rode the Interurban train daily - 15 cents each way - from Italy to Waxahachie High School.

He was the 1952 all district player of the year and graduated from Waxahachie High School. After graduation, he joined the Naval Reserve and served on active duty until December of 1954. Upon his release from service, Rudy attended Navarro College on an athletic scholarship and the GI Bill where he played football and served as student body president. He also played football at (Southwest) Texas State University.

Rudy married the love of his life, Billie Morris Carroll, in 1958. He started his sales career with S & B Drug Corp in Crockett where their son, Bob, was born. They moved to Corsicana in 1966, where he joined Chattanooga Glass, working in various capacities until his retirement in 1995.

Rudy was a true people person and never met a stranger. He lived to serve others and spent countless hours coaching youth baseball and served as Youth Exposition Center Chairman, Chairman of the Trade West TPRA and Derrick Days Rodeo Committee and as President of the Navarro College Alumni Association. He was honored to receive the Navarro County Senior Citizen Volunteer Award.

He officiated local high school and junior college football and baseball games for over 20 years.

Rudy loved to cook and was known around Corsicana for his fabulous brisket, ribs and steaks. His favorite activity was teaching young people to give a firm handshake and "to look you in the eye." He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was passionate about serving His Lord. He served as chairman of the board of trustees for numerous terms and helped guide the church through critical building and maintenance campaigns. Rudy was instrumental in starting the "special projects" committee in 1980 which implemented the Wednesday Night Supper Program, providing opportunities for fellowship and stewardship for the church under his leadership for 38 years. He served as an usher for over 45 years and as head usher for the past 20 years.

Rudy adored his two grandchildren and spent countless hours helping them with 4-H projects, cooking with and for them and sharing lots of stories with - and about - them. They called him "Der," others called him Uncle Rudy, or Mr. Rudy, but we all called him loved.

Rudy was preceded in death by his parents, James William and Blanche Estelle, brothers, William Erwin, James Doyle, Ray Dean and his beloved son, Bob Carroll. His sister and remaining sibling, Frances Carroll Holdeman, went to be with the Lord just a few hours after Rudy.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Billie Morris Carroll; sister-in-law, Donna Penney and husband Gary; grandchildren, Cody and Rylie and by Tammy Carroll Jones and her husband, Dan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Rudy's interment was held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Honorary Pallbearers were the Board of Trustees and Ushers of First United Methodist Church. Pallbearers included Matt Penney, Andy Penney, Dean Pritchett, David Berry, Mike Cain, Zachary Herrin, Wade Carroll and Bill Carroll.

Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Special Projects Committee: 320 North 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Lucion Jessie Jr.
Aug 14, 1926 - Oct 27, 2018
US ARMY

Lucion Jessie Jr. was born Aug. 14, 1926 in Emhouse to the parentage of Mr. Lucion Sr., and Essie Jessie.

The Angel of Silence entered into his life Oct. 27, 2018

He received his formal education in the Corsicana School District. He professed his faith in Christ in his early life and united with the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where he served as a tribe leader, treasurer, in the male choir, brother hood and served as a faithful deacon until his health failed.

He was drafted in the United States Army and inducted Nov. 13, 1945 and reinstated July 10, 1947 and honorably discharged on July 9, 1949.

Lucion believed in hard work and his previous employment included Whitesell Brick Yard, Oil City Iron Works, Lead Man at G.L.F. Steel, Universal Rundle and was part of numerous construction jobs including the construction of K-Mart Distribution Center, Navarro County Justice Center and the LBJ Freeway.

He met and married Gussie L. Dewberry, Sept. 15, 1954 and to this union six children were born.

Lucion was preceded in death by his parents Lucion Sr. and Essie Jessie; sister Essie Brenham and Florene Davis; brother Rev. Vernon Jessie and Daughter Brynda Thomas-Jessie

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 64 years, Gussie Lee Jessie; sons, Lucion Jessie III, Cedric (Cilkay) Jessie Sr. Ronnie (Jackie) Jessie and Benjamin (Darlene) Jessie; daughter Carolyn Johnson; reared grandchildren, Torin "Toe"(Cassandra) Jessie, Orlondo Jessie (Ray,) Larronda Lusk (Chick;) Sister Louise Alexander; brother-in-law Vernon Dewberry; sister-in-laws Shirley Ware, Frankie Johnson and Annie Faye Dewberry; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren three great-great grandchildren; the Thomas family and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2,2018 at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3,2018 at the First Baptist Church located at 510 W. Collins with Pastors Jessie Williams and Alfred Cox, Officiating.

Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Active Pallbearers are Lucion Jessie III, Cedric Jessie, Jr., Ronnie Jessie, Benjamin Jessie, Torin Jessie and Orlondo Jessie. Deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

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John Mel Smith
Oct 14, 1871 - Dec 10, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. MEL SMITH PLANNED THURSDAY

J. Mel Smith, aged 69 years, merchant, was found dead at his home Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services are planned from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

Smith’s body was reported found in the bath tub at his home by his wife on her return from a visit. Sheriff Cap Curington and Judge A. E. Foster conducted an investigation. Judge Foster returned a coroner’s verdict of death from a knife wound in the neck, self-inflected.

A native of Mississippi, he had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 30 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. John Remonte, Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, two brothers, W. E. Smith and Terry Smith, and a sister, Mrs. John Phillips, all of Mississippi.

Pallbearers will be J. I. Ellett, Joe Bunch, L. K. Carraway, C. C. Turner, S. J. Miles, Sr., W. H. Hayes, E. W. Robinson and Norman Hardin.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Relatives, Friends From Out of Town At J. Mel Smith Rites

Among the many out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral services of J. Mel Smith here Thursday afternoon were Fred A. Harris, Muskogee, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Harris, Herbert Harris, L. L. Fry, all of Denton; Mrs. J. V. McReynolds, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. McReynolds, Mrs. Harris McReynolds, Miss Geraldine McReynolds, all of Fort Worth; G. E. Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Harris of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Harris, Clyde Harris, and Miss Nellie Harris of Little Elm, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jackson, Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. John Remonte, Miss Dorothy Remonte, John Remonte, and Robert Lee Remonte, all of Corpus Christi.

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RITES THURSDAY FOR J. MEL SMITH; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for J. Mel Smith, aged 69 years, who died at his home, Tuesday afternoon were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

A native of Mississippi. He had resided here for the past 30 years. He had been connected with various business firms here and at the time of his death was the proprietor of a store. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. John Remonte, Corpus Christi; three grandchildren; two brothers and a sister, all of Mississippi.

Pallbearers were J. I. Ellett, Joe Bunch, L. K. Carraway, C. C. Turner, S. J. Miles, Sr., W. H. Hayes, E. W. Robinson and Norman Hardin.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Dixie Alice (Harris) Smith
Sep 27, 1881 - Nov 3, 1963

Mrs. J. M. Smith Dies Sunday, Rites Monday

Mrs. J. Mel Smith, 82, resident of 1118 West Twelfth avenue for 62 years died in the Evergreen Convalescent Home Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church, and Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Denton county, Texas.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Remonte, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. Roger Frank, Jr., Corpus Christi; two grandsons, John M. Remonte, Jr., Knoxville, Tenn., and Robert L. Remonte, Lafayette, La.; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred R. Harris, Muskogee, Okla., and Woodson Harris, Denton, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. A. Copeland, L. K. Carraway, Frank Arnett, Howard Denbopw, Holland Gregory and Lyman Barnes.

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Tennie Elizabeth (Boyd) Venable-Holloway
Jul 16, 1855 - Nov 6, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. T. E. HOLLOWAY

Funeral services for Mrs. T. E. Holloway, aged 82 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at Belton Saturday night, at 7 o’clock , were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Mrs. Holloway had resided here untila a year ago when she moved to Belton.

Surviving are two sons, Sr. R. N. Holloway, Corsicana, and J. A. Holloway, Round Rock; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. McCranie, Monroe, La.; a sister, Mrs. B. H. Goode, Bertram, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. C. Goodman, Harry Blanding, W. P. Brown, J. S. Halley, Ralph Tatum and R. B. Molloy.

Honorary pallbearers were the doctors of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov. 8, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James E. Venable married Dec. 14, 1871 Paducah, Kentucky 2nd husband Dr. Joseph A. Holloway married Oct. 12, 1892 Williamson Co., Texas buried in Round Rock Cemetery, Round Rock, Tx. d/o Dr. Rufus Isaac Boyd buried in North Belton cemetery, Belton, Texas and unk (Gibson) Boyd

Katherine Grace “Katie/Kate” Wright
Sep 16, 1864 - Feb 1, 1937

MISS KATE WRIGHT DIED AT HOME HERE MONDAY MORNING

Miss Kate G. Wright, 72, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at her home at 1119 West Fourth avenue about 10:45 Monday morning. Funeral services will be held from the residence of her sister, Mrs. J. M. Blackburn, 415 North Twelfth street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the rites conducted by the Rev. M. E. McPhail, of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Blackburn and Mrs. Jessie Richardson, of Illinois; a cousin, Miss Ada B. Way of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her nephews will act as pallbearers, and will include Edgar Blackburn, Percy Blackburn, Hugh Ty Sparks, all of Corsicana; Lynn Adams of Mexia; Nelson Earle of Waco; and David Houston of Wichita Falls.

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

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MISS KATE WRIGHT, LONGTIME CORSICANA RESIDENT, IS BURIED

Funeral services for Miss Kate G. Wright, aged 72 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at her home, 1119 West Fourth avenue, Monday morning at 10:45 o’clock were held from the residence of her sister, Mrs. J. M. Blackburn, 415 North Twelfth street Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Blackburn, Corsicana and Mrs. Jessie Richardson, Illinois; a cousin, Mrs. Ada B. Way, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews, Edgar Blackburn, Percy Blackburn, Hugh Ty Sparks, all of Corsicana; Lynn Adams of Mexia; Nelson Earle of Waco; and David Houston of Wichita Falls.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Marion Porter Armentrout
Dec 5, 1896 - Dec 16, 1937

SUGARLAND MAN TO BE BURIED FRIDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for M. P. Armingtrout, age 38 years, who died at Sugarland Thursday morning, were held at 10 o’clock Friday morning at Rosenberg. The body will be brought from Rosenberg to Hamilton cemetery for interment Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Services at the grave will be conducted by Masons from the Mexia lodge.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Don Armingtrout, a daughter Peggy Armingtrout, his parents, two brothers and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 17, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (name is misspelled in obit) (Ranger in Oil Field) h/o Leona Mildred (Gillen) Armentrout married May 21, 1929 s/o George R. Armentrout and Jessie T. (Rogers) Armentrout buried in Richland Springs cemetery, Richland Springs, Ts. (Leona’s parents are Jefferson Porter Gillen and Missouri Elizabeth (Johnson) Gillen buried in Hamilton Beeman)

Walter N. Tomerlin
Jan 31, 1912 - Jan 10, 1937

WALTER TOMERLIN BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY TODAY

Funeral services for Walter Tomerlin, aged 24 years, who died in Abilene Tuesday, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. V. Jones, Full Gospel minister.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noble Tomerlin, Corsicana; two brothers, Isaac Tomerlin, Teague, and Thomas T. Tomerlin, Minerva, California; and five sisters, Mrs. R. A. Perry, Dallas; Mrs. J. O. Quarles, Teague; Mrs. L. J. Satterwhite, Teague; Mrs. Mables Daugherty, Corsicana and Mrs. J. W. Scott, Corsicana.

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INFANT SON Bennett
B&D Jan 9, 1937

Baby Buried AT Hamilton Cemetery Saturday Afternoon

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Bennett, 918 West Fifteenth avenue, who died at an early hour Saturday morning, were held at Hamilton cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Henry Leach
Apr 8, 1840 - Jun 27, 1937

AGED-RESIDENT OF CORSICANA BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Henry Leach, aged 97 years, long-time resident of this section, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made.

Mr. Leach was one of the best-known fiddlers in this section and on numerous occasions won prizes and ribbons in contests.

There are no known relatives surviving him.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Joseph A. “Joe” Dickson
Aug 2, 1859 - Dec 16, 1937

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY OVER FIFTY YEARS PASSES AWAY

J. A. Dickson, 70-year-old native of Tennessee but a resident of Navarro county for 50 years or more, died here Thursday morning, and funeral services are planned for 2:50 Friday afternoon at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Kelton, 612 West Second avenue, with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mr. Dickson, who has been ill for two years or more was well-known in Corsicana and Navarro county.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. S. E. Gray, Corsicana; six nieces, Mrs. W. F. Love, Corsicana, Mrs. W. R. Bishop, Athens, Mrs. Joe Neil, Ennis, Mrs. Tom Towns, Powell, Mrs. L. E. Kelton, Sr., and Mrs. W. A. Wofford, Dallas, and three nephews, Louis Carpenter, Dallas, John Carpenter, Dallas and Graham Dickson, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Graham Dickson, D. Jim Dickson, Walter Beeman, Sam Love, Walter Hendon, W. T. McKee, Walter Little and Jack Megarity.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. A. DICKSON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. A. Dickson, aged 79 years, who died early Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence of Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Kelton, Sr., 612 West Second avenue, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Dickson was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in Navarro county for more than 50 years. He was well known in Corsicana and Navarro county. He had been ill for more than two years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. S. E. Gray, Corsicana; ten nieces, Mrs. L. E. Kelton, Sr., Corsicana; Mrs. Stella Anderson, Austin; Mrs. W. F. Love, Corsicana; Mrs. W. A. Wofford, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Neff, Ennis; Mrs. Tom Towns, Powell; Mrs. W. R. Bishop, Athens; Mrs. Roy French, San Angelo; Mrs. A. G. Knight, Dallas; Mrs. Ewing Wright, Emhouse; eight nephews, Graham Dickson, Corsicana; Joe Dickson, Dallas; Lewis Dickson, Austin; Harry Dickson, Tyler; John Carpenter, Dallas; Dr. James Dickson, Arp; Thomas Dickson, Healton, Oklahoma, Lewis Carpenter, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Graham Dickson, D. Jim Dickson, Walter Beeman, Sam Love, Walter Hendon, W. T. McKee, Walter Little and Jack Megarity.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Samuel Melvin “Med” Colvin
Mar 19, 1892 - May 31, 1972

S. M. Colvin

KERENS—Funeral services are scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the Bazette Baptist Church in Kerens for S. M. (Mid) Colvin, 79, of Kerens, who died this morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and Cato Sharrer of The Church of Christ will assist.

Services will be conducted by the Paschal Funeral Home and interment will be in Prairie Point cemetery.

He was a member of the Bazette Baptist church and long-time resident of Kerens. His two sons preceded him in death.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Addie Mae Colvin of Kerens; five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Mae Sims of Corsicana, Mrs. Opal Lee Brown of Kerens, Mrs. Faye Howell of Kerens, Mrs. Lois Conger of Kerens, and Mrs. Ann Paschal of Corsicana; five sisters, Miss Lettie Colvin of Ennis, Mrs. Moldred Deskin of Frisco, Mrs. Mamie Raines of Sapulpa, Okla., Mrs. Elvie Poe of Corsicana and Mrs. Jewel Nelson of Vernon; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

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Geraldine (Williams) Cothran
Dec 12, 1919 - Aug 2, 1937

PROVIDENCE WOMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE EARLY MONDAY

Mrs. M. S. Cochrane, 17, resident of the Providence community, died early Monday at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Vernon, with Rev. Parnell conducting the rites.

The deceased is survived by her husband, an infant child; her father, George Williams of Eustace, and mother, Mrs. McDonald of Corsicana; her grandparents, a brother, a sister, and a number of other relatives.

The funeral will be under the direction of L. B. Bonner and Son of Eureka.

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Thomas Bailey "Tom" Crowley
Jan 22, 1867 - Dec 25, 1937

Tom Crowley Died Saturday Morning Funeral At Kerens

Tom Crowley, aged 70 years, pioneer resident of Kerens, died at the home of his son, E. A. Crowley, 514 North Commerce street here, Saturday morning at 5 o’clock.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Stockton Funeral Home in Kerens Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in the Bazette cemetery.

Mr. Crowley had made his home in Corsicana for one year.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his son and other relatives.

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Osa Emery Abbe
Jun 3, 1875 - Mar 16, 1937

MONTFORT RESIDENT DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE ON TUESDAY

O. E. Abbe, aged 61 years, of Montfort died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The funeral services were held from the Prairie Point church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, Church of Christ minister of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Flora Connell, Corsicana; four sons, Farris Abbe, Kerens; William and Edward Abbe, both of Corsicana, and Jack Abbe, Montfort; four brothers, Levi Abbe, Wichita Falls; A. L. Abbe, Palestine; Ab Abbe, Big Spring, and John Abbe, Troup; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Crocker, Kerens, and Mrs. Nancy Lindsey, Crowell.

Pallbearers were William Abbe, Farris Abbe, Edward Abbe, Jack Abbe, George Connell and Lige Crocker.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Roy Kirk
Dec 5, 1917 - Jul 23, 1950

Roy Kirk, 32, Is Victim Of Early Sunday Shooting

Roy Kirk, 32, was instantly killed early Sunday morning at 1204 West Eleventh avenue when he was shot with a pistol. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy.

Herbert Hart, Jr, brother-in-law of the deceased is at liberty on $1,000 bond on a formal complaint for murder filed before Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, in connection with the death of Kirk. The defendant waived examining trial and was bound over to await action of the grand jury.

City officers placed Hart in the city jail and Sunday morning transferred him to the county officers. The complaint was accepted by Seton T. Holsey, assistant county attorney.

The defendant declined to make a statement relative to the trouble. Officers said the deceased was shot one time with a pistol.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Kirk, Corsicana; a son, Charles Herbert Kirk, Corsicana; father C. E. Kirk, Kerens; seven brothers, George Kirk, Long Island, N. Y.; Bowmer Kirk, Grandville, Ill.; Bernice Kirk, Kerens; Lillard, Lewis, C. E., Jr, and Lloyd Kirk, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Willie Ford, Fort Worth; Mrs. C. A. Patterson, Corsicana; Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton and Mrs. Alma Havner, both of Sacramento, Calif., and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Funeral Rites for Roy Kirk Wednesday 2 P.M.

Funeral services are set Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock here for Roy Kirk, 32, who died of pistol wounds received Sunday morning at 1204 West Eleventh Avenue, here.

Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church will conduct services from the Griffin Chapel. Interment will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Kirk, Corsicana; a son, Charles Herbert Kirk, Corsicana; father, C. E. Kirk, Kerens, seven brothers, George Kirk, Long Island, N. Y.; Bowmer Kirk, Grandville, Ill.; Bernice Kirk, Kerens; Lillard, Lewis, C. E., Jr, and Lloyd Kirk, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Willie Ford, Fort Worth; Mrs. C. A. Patterson, Corsicana; Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton and Mrs. Alma Havner, both of Sacramento, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sidney Smith, Warren Smith, Pierce Smith, Gene Dechaume, Johnny Kessinger and Buck Davis.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Wednesday Rites For Roy Kirk

Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel here for Roy Kirk, 32, who was fatally shot early Sunday morning at a West Eleventh Ave., address here.

Burial was at the Prairie Point cemetery, Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church, conducted the rites.

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Juanita Kirk, Corsicana; a son, Charles Herbert Kirk, Corsicana; father C. E. Kirk, Kerens; seven brothers, George Kirk, Long Island, N. Y.; Bowmer Kirk, Grayville, Ill.; Bernice Kirk, Kerens; Lillard, Lewis, C. E. Jr., and Lloyd Kirk, all of Corsicana; ; four sisters, Mrs. Willie Ford, Fort Worth; Mrs. C. A. Patterson, Corsicana; Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton and Mrs. Alma Havner, both of Sacramento, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sidney Smith, Warren Smith, Pierce Smith, Gene Dechaume, Johnny Kessinger and Buck Davis.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Violet Valentine (Gordon) Megarity-Mead-Moreland
Feb 14, 1892 - Jun 16, 1971

Moreland

Mrs. Violet Gordon Moreland, 79, 2714 Park Row, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday in Medical Arts Hospital in Dallas. A native of Navarro county, she was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church and the Corsicana Garden Club.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, J. E. Moreland; three daughters, Mrs. John E. Mangrum, Lewisville; Mrs. R. W. Jonsey, Dallas, and Miss Doris Mead, San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Hollis Gordon, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Dr. John C. Mangrum, Philadelphia, Penn., and Mrs. R. A. Vallerga, Los Gatos, Calif.; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 

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Moreland

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Violet Gordon Moreland, 79, who died Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Buerhle, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Mexia officiated. Burial was to be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Sam Gordon, Roy Gordon, David Gordon, Martin Gordon, Nick McCollum and Carroll Merrill, all nephews. Honorary pallbearers were other nephews.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step children, Mrs. Thelma Fair of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Fern Landers of California; one brother and several nieces and nephews.
Notes:

  • 1st husband Walter Kenneth Megarity married Sep. 25, 1911 buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport, La. 2nd husband Prentice A. Mead married Jun. 2, 1919 buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx. 3rd husband Joseph Edward Moreland married Oct. 8, 1927 d/o John H. Gordon and Alice Ellafair (Morgan) Gordon
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun. 17, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Russel Partain
Jan 24, 1940 - Oct 22, 2018

Charles Russel Partain passed away peacefully at his home in Kerens, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the age of 78.

Charles was born to a pioneer Texas family in the town of Leonard. He graduated from Tyler High School in 1958 and soon thereafter joined the United States Navy. During his time in the Navy, Charles served on the U.S.S. Sierra and in Project Mercury, the first human spaceflight program of the United States, assisting with recovery operations of the Mercury crews. After his discharge from the Navy, Charles attended North Texas State University where he graduated with a degree in business. While at North Texas State, Charles was a member Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. He was employed by Employers Casualty Company in Dallas as a Claim Director for over 25 years and received the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. He was also an adjunct professor at El Centro College.

In 1973, Charles moved with his family to Kerens but continued to commute 140 miles roundtrip to Dallas every day for work. Upon his retirement, Charles enjoyed spending time at his farm in Kerens. He was an Elder in the Kerens Presbyterian Church.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence "Pud" and Helen Smith Partain, his sister, Myrna Partain Hilburn and grandson Wade Thomas Partain.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Campbell Partain; son Robert Partain and wife Bridget of Katy; daughter Kathy Lett and husband Billy of Dallas; daughter Lee Ann Partain and husband Jim Belcher of Galveston; his much-loved grandchildren Lee Lett, Lizzie Lett, Campbell Partain, Reilly Partain and Max Belcher and his brother, Bob A. Partain of La Guacima, Costa Rica.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Paschal Funeral Home.

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William C. “Willie” Hilliard
Oct 7, 1886 - Jan 7, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES WILLIE HILLIARD ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Willie Hilliard, native of Corsicana, who died at his home in Hobbs, N. M., Thursday night at 6 o’clock, were held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Stroud, 1708 West Third avenue, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Hilliard formerly was connected with the First National bank here and was well known here. He had resided in Hobbs for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Wills Hilliard, Hobbs, N. M.; mother, Mrs. Mattie Hilliard, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Jessie Hilliard, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lillian Hilliard Anderson, Arizona, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan. 9, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Frances Mae “Fannie” (Wills) Hilliard married Jun. 7, 1909; s/o William Columbus Hilliard & Martha Jane “Mattie” (Tatum) Hilliard

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Former Resident Corsicana Dies; Funeral Saturday

Willie Hilliard, native of Corsicana, but resident of Hobbs, N. M. for the past several years, died at Hobbs, N. M., Thursday night at 6 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Stroud, 1708 West Third Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Willis Hilliard, Hobbs, N. M., mother, Mrs. Hattie Hilliard, Corsicana; and two sisters, Miss Jessie Hilliard, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lillian Hilliard Anderson, of Arizona.

Mr. Hilliard was connected with the First National Bank here for a number of years.

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

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Martha Jane “Mattie” (Tatum) Hilliard
Sep 19, 1858 - Nov 1, 1939

FUNERAL THURSDAY FOR MRS. HILLIARD; DIED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Mattie Hilliard, life-long resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday morning. Funeral rites will be held from the family home, 640 West Fourth avenue, Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time member.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Ernest Anderson, Tucson, Ariz., and Miss Jessie Hilliard, Corsicana; two grandsons, a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Miss Fannie Tatum, Corsicana. Mrs. Hilliard was a sister of the late W. M. Tatum.

Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov. 1, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Columbus Hilliard married Jan. 31, 1886; d/o Luke Sellers Tatum & Frances Rolen (Lee) Dodson-Tatum

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Life-Long Resident Of Corsicana Buried Thursday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hilliard, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday morning, were held from the family home, 630 West Fourth avenue, Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time member.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Anderson, Tucson, Ariz., and Miss Jessie Hilliard, Corsicana; two grandsons, a great-granddaughter, a sister, Miss Fannie Tatum, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clifford Tatum, J. C. West, Curry Butler, N. L. Benson, Jr., Henry Levy and Kelly McKeown.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Life-Long Resident Of Corsicana Buried Thursday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hilliard, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday morning, were held from the family home, 630 West Fourth avenue, Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time member.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Anderson, Tucson, Ariz., and Miss Jessie Hilliard, Corsicana; two grandsons, a great-granddaughter, a sister, Miss Fannie Tatum, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clifford Tatum, J. C. West, Curry Butler, N. L. Benson, Jr., Henry Levy and Kelly McKeown.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Frances (Pike) Payne
Feb 20, 1883 - Feb 11. 1970

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Payne

Mrs. W. B. Payne, 86, a former resident of Pursley died Wednesday in Point, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Several brother and sisters survive.

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Payne Services

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. W. B. Payne, 86, who died Wednesday. The Rev. Dan Pike officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were D. N. Poarch, M. M. Pike, James Pike, J. C. Johnson, Clark Simons and Curtis Pike.

Surviving are several brothers and sisters.

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Molly Belle (Parker) Stevens
Feb 7, 1863 - Oct 19, 1937

AGED JACKSONVILLE WOMAN BURIED HERE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Stevens, age 73, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Stell in Jacksonville Monday were held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery, where interment was made.

Mrs. Stevens had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Roy L. Stevens, Jacksonville; Augustus Stevens, Missouri; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Stell, Jacksonville; and Mrs. Marie Gleason, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Allen Edens, John C. Hughes, Bruce Nutt, and Sid Crews.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 19, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Henry Stevens married Feb, 10, 1884; d/o John Parker & Easter (unk) Parker died Oct. 12, 1907 Navarro county, Texas.

Dr. Charles R. Wright, Rev.
May 31, 1865 - Aug. 9, 1937

DR. C. R. WRIGHT TO BE BURIED HERE; FUNERAL WAXAHACHIE

Funeral services for Dr. Charles R. Wright, well known figure in Methodism, who died at his home in Waxahachie early Monday morning, were held from the First Methodist church at Waxahachie, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery her Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

Dr. Wright was commissioner of the Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth and formerly was presiding elder of the Corsicana, Waxahachie, Waco and Fort Worth districts and was pastor of the First Methodist church here. He had been commissioner of the hospital for the past four years and had made his home in Waxahachie the past eight years.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mrs. Mary Frances Cunningham McCartney, Waxahachie; a son Wilbur Wright, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Jester, Kingsville, and two granddaughters of Kingsville.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements here.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 10, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Permelia Kathleen “Kate” (Barlow) Wright 2nd wife Mary Frances (Cunningham) McCartney-Wright married Apr. 23, 1918 buried in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tx. s/o J. M. Wright and Eliza A. (Brewer) Wright
     

Frances Lee (McFadden) Smith
Nov 22, 1907 - Aug 8, 1937

MRS. FRANCES SMITH TO BE BURIED LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Smith, aged 30 years, who died at the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. W. T. McFadden, Sunday night at 8:30 o’clock, will be held from the McFadden home 826 South Sixteenth street, Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mrs. Smith had been in ill health for several months.

Surviving are her parents and a brother, Ray McFadden, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. E. Foster, Clarence Powell, Doyle Pevehouse, Judge Paul H. Miller, Sadie Ransom and Andrew G. Steele.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug. 9, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (died of flu and pneumonia) w/o G. C. Smith (divorced) d/o William T. McFadden, Judge and Willie M. (Watkins) McFadden

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. SMITH

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Smith, aged 30 years, who died Sunday night after a lingering illness, were held at the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. W. T. McFadden, 826 South Sixteenth street, Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Music was furnished from the First Methodist church choir.

Surviving are her parents and a brother, Ray McFadden, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Judge A. E. Foster, Clarence Powell, Doyle Pevehouse, Judge Paul H. Miller, Sadie Ransom and Andrew G. Steele.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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John H. Butler
Nov 21, 1860 - May 10, 1937

PIONEER CORSICANAN WHO DIED MONDAY IS BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral rites for John H. Butler, 78, who died early Monday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic were held at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

The deceased was the son of the late N. H. Butler, a pioneer Corsicana business man, and had resided in Corsicana for many years. He had been engaged in the blacksmithing and implement business here and had many friends among the older residents of Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Harry Butler, Corsicana; two brothers, Elmer Butler, Corsicana; George Butler, Louisiana; a sister, Mrs. C. T. Banister, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Martha A. “Matt” Meador
Jun 10, 1853 - Mar 8, 1937

MISS MATT MEADOR, NATIVE OF COUNTY, BE BURIED TUESDAY

Miss Matt Meador, aged 83 years, native of Navarro county, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock. The funeral rites will be held from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Marietta Scott, 1318 North Beaton street, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Miss Meador was born at Dresden, June 11, 1853, and has made her home with her sister here for the past 40 years.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Scott, two nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Sterling Hornbeck, George Roxborough, Robert Smith, Hugh Fullerton, L. R. Nolen and Graham Dickson.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 8, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; d/o Joseph Meador & Mary R. T. (Hammonds) Meador married Jun. 19, 1851 (sister Marietta Scott is buried in City Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Tx.

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AGED NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Matt Meador, aged 83 years, native of Navarro county, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock, were held from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Marietta Scott, 1318 North Beaton street, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Miss Meador was born at Dresden, Jun. 11, 1853. She had made her home here with her sister for the past 40 years.

Surviving are her sister, two nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers were Sterling Hornbeck, George Roxborough, Robert Smith, Hugh Fullerton, L. R. Nolen and Graham Dickson.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Clyde D. Scott
May 30, 1878 - Jun 16, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CLYDE SCOTT TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Clyde Scott, age 62 years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night, will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mr. Scott had been a resident of Corsicana almost all of his life. He was in the tailoring business here for several years, retiring recently on account of ill health.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. A. Scott, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Garner B. Fisher, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Mrs. John A. Stinson, Lubbock, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 17, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; s/o Hunter Buck Scott buried in Modrall cemetery & Maretta Angeline (Meador) Scott buried in City of Lubbock cemetery, Lubbock, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CLYDE SCOTT TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Clyde Scott, aged 62 years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night, were held Tuesday Morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel.

Interment was in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mr. Scott had been a resident of Corsicana practically all his life and had recently retired from the tailoring business which he conducted here for several years.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. A. Scott, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Garner B. Fisher, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Mrs. John A. Stinson, Lubbock, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Roxborough, Albert Metcalf, Hugh Fullerton, Hays Bonner, Buck Hood and Graham Dickson. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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Otha “Bud” Fox
May 7, 1903 - Mar. 29, 1961

Otha Fox Dies Here Wednesday

Otha Fox, 57, native of Corsicana died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a laborer who was born May 7, 1939.

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Hold Services For Otha Fox

Final rites for Otha Fox, 57, are to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church officiating. Interment is to be in Oakwood cemetery.

A laborer who was born May 7, 1903, in Corsicana, Fox died Wednesday at Memorial hospital following an extended illness.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. O. W. Wilson, also of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Clyde, Johnny, John Wallace and R. T. Stubbs, Dan Comfort and Sims Hagler.

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May Morse (Bright) Fox
May 5, 1878 - Feb 13, 1961

Mrs. Mae Fox Is Found Dead Late Wednesday

Mrs. Eli (Mae) Fox, 83, of 503 South Fifteenth street was found dead by police in her home Wednesday night.

Mrs. Fox had lived alone in her two-story home for many years and neighbors reported seeing her last Monday.

Walter Hayes, justice of the peace and Dr. Will Miller, were called and the officers termed death resulted from a heart attack.

Mrs. Fox, life-long resident of Corsicana, was assistant Navarro county school superintendent for many years prior to her retirement and served with several county school superintendents.

No close relatives survive.

Officer Bob Robinson and Acting Chief Bill Onstott were summoned at 6:09 p.m. by Jim Stephenson of P. and S. Pharmacy.

Stephenson said that a yardman, who had been advised by Mrs. Fox to come to work Wednesday afternoon, found milk on the doorstep along with a delivery from the pharmacy of chocolates Tuesday from a friend. The yardman, unable to attract the landlord, came to the pharmacy and reported the finding of the packages and Stephenson then notified the police.

Mrs. Fox was found lying by the side of her bed. All lights were on in the house.

Officers tore off a rear screen to gain admittance to the house.

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

Mrs. Fox was a native of Corsicana, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bright, pioneer residents.

Pallbearers will be S. L. Dublin, Hubert Redden, C. A. Gordon, James Ruth, Paul Miller and Embry Ferguson.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Fox

Funeral services for Mrs. Eli (Mae) Fox, 83, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Fox, a life-long resident of Corsicana was found dead in her home Wednesday night by police. Walter Hayes, justice of the peace, and Dr. Will Miller were called and termed death from a heart attack.

She was assistant Navarro county school superintendent for many years prior to her retirement. She served with several county school superintendents.

No close relatives survive.

Pallbearers were S. L. Dublin, Hubert Redden, C. A. Gordon, James Ruth, Paul Miller and Embry Ferguson.

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Thomas J. Gafford
1918 - Feb 10, 1937

THOMAS J. GAFFORD DIES IN CALIFORNIA; TO BE BURIED HERE

Thomas J. Gafford, 19, a member of a CCC camp at Van Nuys, Calif., died there at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning, and the body is being shipped to Corsicana for burial. Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the body.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. C. Gafford; two brothers, Joseph C. Gafford and Dubart M. Gafford, and two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Webster and Miss Addie Mae Gafford, all of Corsicana.

The body is due to arrive some time Friday.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR T. J. GAFFORD; DIED CALIFORNIA

Funeral services for Thomas J. Gafford, 19, member of a CCC camp at Van Nuys, Calif., who died Wednesday morning, will be held from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. C. Gafford; two brothers, Joseph C. Gafford and Dubart M. Gafford, and two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Webster and Miss Addie Mae Gafford, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR T. J. GAFFORD

Funeral services for T. J. Gafford, 19, member of a CCC camp at Van Nuys, Calif., who died Wednesday morning were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. C. Gafford, two brothers, Joseph C. Gafford and Dubart M. Gafford, and two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Webster and Miss Addie Mae Gafford, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Brown) Jackson-Anderson
Dec 18, 1863 - Feb 13, 1937

AGED NAVARRO WOMAN DIED ON SATURDAY; BURIAL BE SUNDAY

Mrs. Mary Anderson, aged 74 years, died at the home of her son, H. C. Jackson at Navarro, Saturday morning at 6:30 o’clock. Funeral services will be conducted from the Jackson home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. The services will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal.

Surviving are a son, Mr. Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Marlow, Navarro Mills; Mrs. E. C. Magourik, Teague, and Mrs. L. C. Deaton, Corsicana; a cousin, Mrs. C. P. Newell, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Miss Eula Anderson, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren and numerous other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb 13, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Lucius M. Jackson buried in Grape Creek cemetery 2nd husband Bailey Holland Anderson married Aug 8, 1920

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NAVARRO WOMAN IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Anderson, aged 74 years, who died at the home of her son, H. G. Jackson at Navarro Saturday morning at 6:30 o’clock, were conducted at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Mr. Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Marlow, Navarro Mills; Mrs. E. C. Magourik, Teague, and Mrs. L. C. Deaton, Corsicana; a cousin, Mrs. C. P. Newell, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Miss Eula Anderson, Corsicana; several grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Eula Mae Anderson, Miss
Oct 25, 1881 - Jan 30, 1957

Miss Anderson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Miss Eula Anderson, retired teacher, who died at the family residence, 312 North Twelfth street, early Wednesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church of which Miss Anderson was a long-time member and Sunday School teacher.

A native Texan, Miss Anderson spent most of her life in this area and was a teacher in the Corsicana public school system for 30 years before her retirement. She had been ill several months.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Rowena Anderson, Corsicana, retired instructor of Mary Hardin-Baylor College at Belton, and Mrs. P. C. Sparks, Gainesville; a brother, Bonham Anderson, Shreveport, La.; four nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Will Taylor, Hood Cheney, Charles McQuiston, W. P. McCammon, Charles Steeley, M. B. Autry and John B. Davis.

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Karen Sue (Laxton) Sliger
Jan 20, 1942 - Nov 25, 2016
 
Karen “Sue” Laxton Sliger went to be with the Lord and her parents November 25, 2016 in Corsicana, TX. She was born January 20, 1942 in California to Lorene Massey and Calvin Laxton.
She married Elton Ray Sliger on November 1960 in Oklahoma. She retired from Lewisville ISD after 20 years as a bookkeeper and moved to their farm in Barry, TX. Sue enjoyed her retirement by line dancing with the MeMaw’s Misfits, traveling on the bus with her Senior Circle friends, being a member of the Red Hat Society a lifetime member of the Red Angus Association and Retired Teachers Association, volunteer at Corsicana Welcome Center, working at polling stations as a volunteer and her many trips to Oklahoma.

She is survived by her husband, Elton Sliger; two sons, Randy Sliger and Patti of Sanger, Rickey Sliger and Cindi of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Tina Wood of Warr Acres, OK, Janet Gilpatrick-Jones of Bethel Acres, OK; grandchildren, Bodey Sliger of Dallas, Harlee Sliger of Galveston and T.C. Lawhon and wife Angie of Barry and great-grandchildren, Chance McQueen, Jackson Lawhon and Maeli Lawhon of Barry. and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Nancy Phillips and best friend Nancy McAnally.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 1pm at the Lone Star Cowboy Church in Corsicana. Memorials may be made to the Lone Star Cowboy Church of Corsicana.

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Samuel Ross “Sammie” Smith, Sr.
Dec 28, 1900 - Nov 2, 1952

S. R. Smith Dies At Noon Sunday

S. R. Smith, 52, died at Overton Sunday noon of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Overton Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here at 4 p.m.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Lacy Phillips, Jr., Overton; four brothers, John L. Smith, Cleburne; Albert Earl Smith, Austin; J. L. Smith, Longview, and Ray Smith, Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. Willie Mathis, Post City, and Mrs. Homer D. Myers, Stroud, Ark., and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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Tuesday Services For S. R. Smith

Funeral services for S. R. (Ross) Smith, 61, who died at his Sexton home (near Overton) Sunday with a heart attack were held from the Overton Church of Christ Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

Native of Morgan, Texas, Smith had been employed by the Humble Oil and Refining Company for 26 years and had resided in Rusk county for 21 years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Lacy Phillips, Jr., Overton; four brothers, John L. Smith, Cleburne; Albert Earl Smith, Austin; J. L. Smith, Longview, and Ray Smith, Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. Willie Mathis, Post City, and Mrs. Homer D. Myers, Stroud, Ark., and other relatives.

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Elizabeth Jane (Simpson) Clemmer-Champion
Aug 23, 1855 - Mar 16, 1937

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. E. J. Champion, aged 81 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 1603 West Twelfth and One-Half avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5:45 o’clock. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. W. Shivers, assisted by Rev. M. B. Howell.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. R. D. Wright, Laredo; P. H. Champion, Corsicana; W. D. Champion, Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. W. H. Bailey, Jacksonville; Miss Elizabeth Champion, Corsicana, and Mrs. Anna Wheelock, Terrell; two brothers. J. W. Simpson and W. L. Simpson, both of Mississippi; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Clarence Lanier Pittman
Oct 2, 1881 - May 9, 1937

C. L. PITTMAN DIED IN MEXIA SUNDAY; BURIAL WAS HERE

Funeral services for C. L. Pittman, aged 58 years, ex-fire chief of Mexia, who died suddenly at his home in Mexia Sunday, were held at Mexia Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery here at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon.

Mr. Pittman formerly resided in Corsicana and was connected with the local fire department for years.

He accepted a position as chief of the Mexia fire department in 1922 and held that position until ill health forced his retirement recently.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Ross Pittman, Mexia; his mother, Mrs. J. H. Pittman, Waco; a brother, Walton Pittman, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Mace Beal, Waco; Mrs. Henry Applegate, Minden, La., three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Fannie Cargyle (Ross) Pittman
Mar 2, 1884 - Sep 25, 1961

Mrs. Pittman Expires Monday

Mrs. Fannie Cargyle Pittman, 3282 South Lewellen, Dallas, died Monday.

Chapel services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Dallas with Rev. Wallace Campbell officiating.

Graveside rites are planned at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 3 p.m. with McCammon in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Ross L. Pittman; a sister, Mrs. Effie Clark; a brother, Will Ross; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Anthony Lynn “Tony” Pittman
Feb 20, 1960 - Dec 5, 1974

Local Youth Dies After Swallowing Seam Ripper

A 14-year-old youth, Anthony L. (Tony) Pittman, choked to death Thursday night after he accidentally swallowed a metal seam ripper at the home of an aunt, Mrs. Susie Benefield, 1005 West Second Ave., with whom he was living.

“It was a freak accident,” said Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton in returning a verdict of accidental death at Memorial Hospital where the youth expired moments after being brought by car by Mrs. Benefield shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday.

Police Sgt. Melvin Byrd, who with Judge Tipton, investigated, said a physician said the instrument, about the size of a pallpoint pin, had lodged in the upper chest blocking the air passage and he died in minutes before it could be removed.

Judge Tipton said Mrs. Benefield related her nephew had been in the living room playing with the seam ripper when he cried out and ran into the kitchen gesturing to indicate he had accidentally swallowed it. He said the tool was described to him as having a device on the end which “flared out” when a plastic shield is removed.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived, in addition to his aunt, Mrs. Benefield, by his father, Raymond Pittman of Richland; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Phillips of Waco; three brothers, Raymond Allen Pittman, Michael David Butler and Bruce Wayne Butler, all of Frisco; two sisters, Martie Ann Pitman of Corsicana, and Mrs. Linda Cochran of Garland; and grandparents, Mrs. Carrie Butler of Corsicana and Mrs. Irene Landsford of Richardson.

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Anthony L. Pittman

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Anthony L. (Tony) Pittman, 14, who choked to death Thursday night after accidently swallowing a metal seam ripper.

Rev. Jon Moore and Rev. David Hale officiated, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, his father, three brothers, two sisters, grandparents, and an aunt.

Pallbearers included Bruce Butler, Michael Butler, Raymond Pittman, Jr., Felton Cochran, Danny Barnes, and Gene Butler.

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William Curry Butler
Mar 16, 1869 - Dec 17, 1948

WILLIAM C. BUTLER FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for William Curry Butler, aged 79 years, who died in Waco Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Butler came to Navarro county when three years of age and made his home in this vicinity during the remainder of his life. He died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Nokes, in Waco.

Surviving are his wife, nine children., E. A. Butler, Corsicana; Mrs. R. L. Benefield, Mildred; Mrs. Frank A. Dawson, San Antonio, Mrs. Nokes, Waco; Mrs. Newt D. Butler, Jr., Fort Lewis, Wash.; Mrs. Price S. Raley, Smithfield; Miss Martha Butler, Fort Lewis; Thomas Butler, Smithfield; and Weldon Butler, Waco; a sister, Mrs. J. O. Rogers, and a brother, Sam H. Butler, both of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Stubbs, Lloyd Stubbs, Ollie Watkins, J. E. Gay, W. W. Green and Lloyd Lewis.

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Levenia Elizabeth “Ludie” (Walton) Pittman
Nov 28, 1861 - Dec 1, 1938

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED WACO; BE BURIED HERE

Mrs. J. H. Pittman, aged 76 years, native of Navarro county, and Well-known here, died at 2305 Cole avenue, Waco, Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. Funeral rites will be held at the Compton’s Chapel Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock and another service will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home here Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites here will be conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which Mrs. Pittman was a charter member.

Mrs. Pittman was born near Corsicana, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walton, Navarro county pioneers.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. M. A. Beal, Waco, and Mrs. H. C. Applegate, Minden, La.; a son, J. Walton Pittman, Waco; two brothers, T. J. Walton, Corsicana, and M. M. Walton, Yoakum, a grandson and other relatives.

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RITES HELD HERE SATURDAY FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Pittman, aged 76 years, native of Navarro county and long-time resident of Corsicana, who died in Waco Thursday night, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which Mrs. Pittman was a charter member. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. A service also was held in Waco at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Pittman had made her home in Waco for the past several years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. A. Beal, Waco, and Mrs. H. C. Applegate, Minden, La.; a son, J. Walton Pittman, Waco; two brothers, T. J. Walton, Corsicana, and M. M. Walton, Yoakum, a grandson and other relatives.

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John Walton Pittman
Apr 10, 1893 - Dec 26, 1972

J. W. Pittman

WACO—John Walton Pittman, 79, native of Corsicana and resident of Waco for the past 53 years, died here Tuesday. He was president of the Bricklayers’ Union for the past 18 years, a member of the Austin Avenue Methodist church and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 1137.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Connally-Compton Downtown Funeral Chapel here.

Graveside rites and burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Corsicana at Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow of Waco; one daughter, Miss Rose Pittman of Dallas; and two nephews.

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J. W. Pittman

WACO—Graveside services were to be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana for John Walton Pittman, 79, native of Corsicana and resident of Waco, who died in Waco, Tuesday.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Connally-Compton Downtown Funeral Chapel in Waco.

Survivors include his widow, a nephew, Ross Pittman of Dallas; and two great-nephews.

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Jester Adalaide Pittman
Sep 27, 1896 - Jan 12, 1953

Jester A. Pittman Rites Scheduled Tuesday Morning

Jester A. Pittman, 59, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic early Monday following a several weeks illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Westminister Presbyterian church of which he was a member, Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery,

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor. The body will lie in state at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral hour.

A place for colored friends will be reserved at the church.

The family requests no flowers be sent, but instead, mail checks to N. Suttle Roberts at the State National Bank for the benefit of a cancer research fund.

Pittman began working with the Burton-Peel Company in September 1909, and when this concern was purchased by the J. M. Dyer Company, continued with that company. He had been in continuous service with the two concerns for more than 43 years.

The Dyer store will be closed until noon Tuesday.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Barker Lee Shannon, Houston; a grandson, five sisters, Mrs. J. H. Jones, Ahwahnee, Calif.; Mrs. C. W. Cardwell, Shamrock; Mrs. H. D. Dominge, Fort Worth; Mrs. A. C. Choate, Van, and Lovelle Caldwell, Corsicana; four nieces; a nephew, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Dyer, C. E. McWilliams, Parks Christian, Roland Puryear, Dallas; Tom Pryor, Fort Worth; N. Suttle Roberts, Adoph Leverman, W. H. Patrick, H. G. Gribble, Tyler, and Tom D, Bailey.

Griffin will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 12, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Gertrude (Ballew) Pittman married Jan 6. 1921; s/o John Harrison Pittman & Clara B. (Hucheson) Pittman

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Jester A. Pittman

Funeral services for Jester A. Pittman, 59, who died in the Navarro Clinic early Monday, were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor. Burial was Oakwood cemetery.

The body will lay in state at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Pittman began working for the Burton-Peal Company in September, 1909, and remained with the organization when J. M. Dyer Company purchased the older concern, giving him more than 43 years continuous service as a salesman.

The Dyer store was closed Tuesday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Barker Lee Shannon, Houston; a grandson, five sisters, Mrs. J. H. Jones, Ahwahnee, Calif.; Mrs. C. W. Cardwell, Shamrock; Mrs. H. D. Dominge, Fort Worth; Mrs. A. C. Choate, Van, and Lovelle Caldwell, Corsicana; four nieces; a nephew, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. M. Dyer, C. E. McWilliams, Parks Christian, Roland Puryear, Dallas; Tom Pryor, Fort Worth; N. Suttle Roberts, Adoph Leverman, W. H. Patrick, H. G. Gribble, Tyler, and Tom D, Bailey.

Griffin directed.

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Elizabeth Ann “Bettie” (Pittman) Pryor
Aug 19, 1852 - Jan 6, 1921

ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS.

Mrs. Bettie Pryor was Devoted Member Cumberland Presbyterian

Mrs. Bettie Pryor, age 68 years, wife of Geo. W. Pryor, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. G. Adell, 622 North Thirteenth street, on the morning of Jan. t, 1921, after a long illness.

She and her devoted husband were united in marriage 48 years ago, and moved to their home place at Retreat where they lived until four years when she was stricken with paralysis and moved to her daughter’s residence in Corsicana.

She was a devoted member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Goshen. Rev. Mr. Lackey who was pastor of that church for many years, performed the last sad rites. She was laid to rest by the side of her son, Richard Pryor, in Oakwood Jan. 7, 1921, at 10 a.m.

She leaves a husband, Geo. W. Pryor and two children, Mrs. E. G. Adell of Corsicana, Mrs. Ross Tankersley of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. J. S. Groves of Waxahachie and a host of grandchildren to mourn her death.

The active pallbearers were John D. Storey, L. Q. White, Hawk Deckard, Dick Highnote, Will McKee and N. L. Benson.

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Gentry Ernest Pittman
Mar 14, 1886 - Jun 10, 1960

G. E. Pittman Of Dallas Expires

Graveside services for Gentry Ernest Pittman, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Dallas, Saturday, were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Sam B. Husley, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, conducted the rites.

An earlier service was held in Dallas.

Surviving is a son, James E. Pittman, Dallas.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Mary Gertrude (Ballew) Pittman
Apr 18, 1896 - Dec 20, 1960

Mrs. Pittman Rites Held

Funeral rites for Mrs. Jester A. (Gertrude) Pittman, 64, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church with the rector, Rev. Sam Hulsey, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native Corsicanan, Mrs. Pittman died early Tuesday after an extended illness. She was born here Apr. 28, 1896, and resided most of her life at 209 North Nineteenth street.

She was a member of the James Blair Chapter, DAR.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Baker Lee Shannon, Houston; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Patsy Shaw, Corsicana; an aunt, Miss Maude Ballew, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clifford Yarbrough, Charles Beddoe, Roland Puryear, Kay Tatum, L. A. Johnson, Jr., Billy Adkinson, John H. Noble and Dr. J. H. Barnabee.

Corley directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 21, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jester Adalaide Pittman married Jun. 6, 1921; d/o William Wallace Ballew & Nancy Lucinda “Lutie” (Grant) Ballew

Wilbur Ellis Saums, Sr.
Dec 4, 1900 - Apr 14, 1937

WILBUR E. SAUMS, FORMER CORSICANAN, BURIED HERE TODAY

Funeral services for Wilbur E. Saums, 37, a former resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday night in Albany, Texas, were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The deceased worked for the Humble company in Corsicana seven years ago and had worked six years for the company in Pampa, and one year in Albany.

He was a native of New Jersey.

Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Marjerine, Rosemary and Gay Saums and one son, Joseph Beakman Saums, all of Albany; his father, John H. Saums, three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Suddleford, Mrs. Preston Quick and Mrs. John C. Van Nuys, all of Summerville, N. J., two brothers, John A. Saums, Brooklyn, N. Y., and Joseph Beakman Saums of Detroit and his mother’s twin sister, Mrs. Charles S. Hamilton of Summerville, N.Y.

He was buried by the side of his little son, W. E. Saums, Jr., who died some time ago.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Charles Martin Adgate
Feb 23, 1850 - Sep 6, 1937

RETIRED MERCHANT DIED EARLY TODAY; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

C. M. Adgate, aged 87 years, retired merchant and long-time resident of Corsicana, died at his home, 520 W. Fifth avenue, at an early hour Monday morning.

The funeral will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel, 420 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Tom Adgate, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Laudan, Waxahachie, and Mrs. C. A. Vaughn, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Mary C. Adgate, New York City, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. M. ADGATE TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for C. M. Adgate, aged 87 years, retired merchant and long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at his home 520 West Fifth avenue, Monday morning, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon funeral chapel, 420 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Tom Adgate, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Laudan, Waxahachie, and Mrs. C. A. Vaughn, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Mary C. Adgate, New York City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Spikes, John C. Hughes, J. M. Pugh, Walter Beaton, L. G. Compton and Judge R. R. Owen.

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Evelyn Tommie (Murphy) Adgate
Sep 29, 1913 - Jun 3, 1959

Mrs. T. H. Adgate Dies Thursday

Mrs. Thomas H. Adgate of Galveston, formerly of Corsicana, died in Galveston early Thursday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon, but the rites will be conducted here probably Saturday with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Murphy Adgate and three brothers, Curtis, Eldon and Derwood Murphy all of Galveston.

Corley will direct.

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Adgate

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Murphy Adgate, 45, of Galveston, who died late Wednesday, will be held from the Corley Chapel, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

Mrs. Adgate a native of Wortham, formerly resided in Corsicana. She was the widow of the late T. H. Adgate.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Murphy Adgate and three brothers, Curtis, Eldon and Derwood Murphy all of Galveston and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Max Deming, Jasper Deming, Donnie Murphy, Ruford Murphy, Weldon Frost and C. A. Vaughn.

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Adgate

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for Mrs. Evelyn Murphy Adgate, 45, of Galveston, who died Wednesday. Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church conducted. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The Survivors are a son, Thomas M. Adgate and three brothers, Curtis, Eldon and Derwood Murphy all of Galveston and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Max Deming, Jasper Deming, Donnie Murphy, Ruford Murphy, Weldon Frost and C. A. Vaughn.

A native of Wortham, Mrs. Adgate formerly resided in Corsicana. She was the widow of the late T. H. Adgate.

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Mary Stephens (McKay) Beaton-Adgate
Dec 25, 1865 - Dec 17, 1949

Mrs. C. M. Adgate Funeral Services Are Held Sunday

Mrs. C. M. Adgate, aged 82 years, died Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Home with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Adgate was a long-time resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. A. Vaughn, Corsicana, and Mrs. M. A. Laudon, Galveston; a son, Tom Adgate, Galveston; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, Joe Daniel, P. N. Franklin, A. L. Huffman, Harrison Fendley, H. C. Allen and W. P. McCammon.

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Thomas Hawley Adgate
Sep 14, 1912 - May 21, 1954

Thomas H. Adgate Expires Friday

Thomas H. Adgate, 41, assistant engineer of ferries in Galveston, died in the John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Friday night following an extended illness.

He was born in Corsicana, Sept. 14, 1912, and resided at 2316 Thirty-seventh street, Galveston.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Thomas Murphy Adgate, borh of Galveston; and two sisters, Mrs. A. M. Laudan, Galveston, and Mrs. C. A. Vaughn, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Curtis F. Murphy, Eldon S. Murphy, Durwood M. Murphy, A. M. Laudan, C. A. Vaughn and Eldon Jackson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 22, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Evelyn Tommie (Murphy) Adgate married Apr. 15, 1939; s/o Charles Martin Adgate & Mary Stephens (McKay) Beaton-Adgate

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Thomas H. Adgate Services Sunday

Funeral services for Thomas H. Adgate, 41, who died in the John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Friday were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Corsicana, Adgate was assistant engineer of the Galveston ferries.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Thomas Murphy Adgate, borh of Galveston; and two sisters, Mrs. A. M. Laudan, Galveston, and Mrs. C. A. Vaughn, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Curtis F. Murphy, Eldon S. Murphy, Durwood M. Murphy, A. M. Laudan, C. A. Vaughn and Eldon Jackson.

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Margaret Hope (Pheby) Veldman
Dec 8, 1928 - Nov 7, 2018

 
Mrs. Margaret Hope Veldman, 89, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital. A private Graveside Service is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Father Edward Monk officiating.

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Margaret Hope Veldman of Corsicana passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Margaret was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 8, 1928.

She was reared in a large mining family, by the time she reached the age of 16 it was required of her to leave school and start work to support her family. After many years of working in South Africa she was recruited by Anglo-American Mining Company to work in Southern Rhodesia in 1950. It was while in Rhodesia that she met and married Obe Veldman; they had one son, Roy Alexander Veldman. In 1988, Margaret immigrated to America and settled in Waxahachie, Texas where she worked for the Social Security Administration until she retired at the age of 74. Margaret moved to Corsicana in 2004 settling in Friendship Towers and then Brookdale until she passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018. Margaret came from the old school of honesty, integrity, frugality, and hard work. She loved her work and her family and was curious about all things. Margaret Hope will be treasured and missed by her loved ones.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents. Edwin and Harriet Pheby. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Roy Veldman and Malinda; her grandchildren; Alexandra Hope Veldman, Shelby Obe Veldman, Peyton Alexander Veldman and William Payne Sharpley. Margaret is also survived by her sister, Maud Vels.

The family will hold a private graveside service on Sunday, November 11, 2018 with Father Ed Monk officiating.

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Joe Blair Steen
Dec 22, 1929 - Nov 1, 2018

Joe Blair Steen was born in Emhouse, TX, and died in Santa Clara, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Evridge I. Steen, of Corsicana, TX, and his only sibling, Cosby E. Steen. He was a POW veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Baylor University and University of Texas. A former resident of Juneau and Anchorage, AK, Mr. Steen was a Professional Engineer and managed large-scale civil/structural projects in Alaska and abroad. He enjoyed singing and playing his Spanish guitar and recounting stories of his childhood and lifes adventures. Most of all, he enjoyed family and friends, and had a way of making everyone have fun and feel special. He is survived by his wife, Norma Steen, his daughters Bobbi and Elaine Steen, grandchildren Elizabeth Steen and Troy Cummings; great grandchildren Ashton and Niekka Cummings, and great-great grandchildren Gage and Carson Cummings; stepchildren Arlene, Sharon, Sheila, Sander and Alene, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom love and miss him greatly.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, 9 Nov 2018, and funeral service at 10 AM, on 12 Nov 2018, at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary in Santa Clara, CA.

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Bradley Norman Bruckner
Aug 27, 1951 - Nov 5, 2018
 
Bradley N. Bruckner, 67, of Coolidge passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple. He was born Aug. 27, 1951 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Walter and Pearl Peters Bruckner.

Before retirement he was a Drafter with U.S. Aluminum and was a member of the Knights of Columbus with Council 5211 in Corsicana. He served as a council officer including the role as Grand Knight during the mid-90s. He also served as a member of the Knights of Columbus Color Corp for Assembly 2265. He loved helping with the frying of turkeys at Thanksgiving and painting houses in the summer, as well as numerous other charitable activities they endeavor in.

Bradley attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he served as an usher for many years. He helped with many projects around the parish and was instrumental in the building of the Immaculate Conception Pavilion which now serves as the location for the Immaculate Conception Youth Group.

Bradley was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Pearl Bruckner; sister, Paulette Haley; grandsons, Colton & Nolan Bruckner and his grandparents, Hannah Peters and August Peters.
He is survived by his son, Bradley N. Bruckner II and wife, Tonia of Coolidge; daughter, Amy Bruckner of Corsicana; brother, Barry Bruckner of Norfolk, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Tim Haley of Norfolk, Nebraska; grandson, Robert Jacob Bruckner of Fairfield; niece, Erin Haley Hitz, as well as nephews, Kelly Bruckner, Scott Bruckner and Brandon Bruckner.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Coolidge Cemetery. There will be no formal family visitation.

The family request that memorial contributions in Mr. Bruckner's name be made to Knights of Columbus with Council 5211 in Corsicana, Texas.

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Laura Kay (Hinshaw) Donoho
Sep 16, 1943 - Nov 9, 2018
 
Laura Kay Donoho of Eureka passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. She was born Sept. 16, 1943 in Magnolia, Arkansas to Aubrey and Johnnie Mae Hinshaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Kay is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dennis Donoho, Jr.; son, Chris Donoho and his wife Amanda; daughter, Dawn Jock and her husband Tracy; four grandchildren, Daniel Donoho, Leighton Jock, Chloe Jock and Charlie Gibson; sister, JoAnne Bottoms and husband Bunk; brother, Kenneth Hinshaw; niece, Mindy Wooldridge and husband, Jerry; nephews, Kevin Hinshaw, Van Bottoms, his wife Juleen and their children, Jarod and Tresa. She is also survived by brother-in-law Tracy Donoho and wife Shelby, and sisters-in-law Linda Tate and her husband Harold and Phyllis Jones and husband David.

Visitation was held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Burial was at Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tracy Jock, Tracy Donoho, Daniel Donoho, Leighton Jock, Van Bottoms and Kevin Hinshaw.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Russell Ephraim Carlisle
Oct 10, 1935 - Nov 10, 2018

Russell Ephraim Carlisle, 83, of Dawson, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in Waco after a brief illness. His wife, Rita, was with him at the time of his passing. As per Russell's request, there will be no services.

Russell was born Oct. 10, 1935 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to George and Archie Carlisle of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. He was plasterer and insulator by trade. Russell worked for NASA for 15 years and he and his late wife, Dorothy, started the Antique Mall in Hubbard. He served as City Manager of Hubbard for three years and was a longtime Mason and was a Past Grand Master of Hubbard Lodge 530.

Russell was also a military veteran having served in the Army from 1955 to 1957.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Carlisle and his sister, Ada Watkins.

Russell is survived by wife, Rita of Dawson; two sisters, Arbedella Holt and husband, Kenneth of Greenwood, South Carolina and Sandra Woodard of Dunlap, Tennessee; his brother, George Carlisle, Jr. and wife, Gail of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins; his two stepsons, Hal Baker and partner, Curtis Henshaw of Liberty, North Carolina and Ross Baker and wife, Karen of Hubbard.

Wade Funeral Home

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Archie Phillip Henderson
Aug 9, 1944 - Nov 8, 2018
 
Archie Phillip Henderson, 74, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at his home in Kemp.

Archie was born Aug. 9, 1944 in Forrest City, Mo. to Andy and Ida Henderson. He was one of 14 children, the fourth youngest and the baby boy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.

Survivors include his sons Michael Henderson and his wife Amy, and Bradley Blizzard and his wife Jeniffer; daughters Anna Peterson and husband Jeff, and Tanya Linex and husband Raymond; grandchildren Michael Henderson Jr., Mason and Maddox Henderson, Ceslie Sapp, Dakota Blizzard and wife Nikki, Jordan Blizzard and wife Victoria Hocutt, Jeryl Peterson, Zachary Peterson, Taylor Linex, Seth Linex and Collin Linex; several great-grandchildren; and numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.

In such a big family, Archie learned to be a survivor. In addition to Missouri, he lived in Kansas, Louisiana and eventually settled in Texas, calling Corsicana home for many of his years here.

He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed spending time on his boat on Cedar Creek Lake.

Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3718 W. Hwy 22 in Corsicana.

Services will be held privately with family only.

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Jerry Len "Bo" Loftis
Jul 8, 1956 - Nov 4, 2018
 
Jerry Len "Bo" Loftis was born to Jerry and Pattie Loftis on July 8, 1956. "Bo" was a loving father, an honored minister and a beloved member of the community.

He passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Dallas.

Services for "Bo" will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

 

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Gordon Harrison George
Jun 23, 1925 - Nov 7, 2018

Mr. George, a retired Construction Engineer, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Yvonne Estes, of Corsicana.

He entered the University of Texas at Austin in 1946, and graduated in 1950, with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He worked in heavy Civil Construction, Process Plant Construction, and retired as Director of Construction Quality Control for the Fluor Corporation.

Mr. George was a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Louisiana, and California. He was a long-time member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.

He and Yvonne are remembered by many friends as avid Sailors and Boaters.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, and is survived by daughters, Ann Ellen Smith of Mesquite, and Catherine Kutz of Sandpoint, Idaho; three grand children and seven great grandchildren. He has sisters and a brother in the Mesquite area.

Mr. George was a member of the Church of Christ, and will be cremated with no services planned.
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