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Bessie (Pittman) Beal
Dec 7, 1883 - Apr 26, 1970

Mrs. Beal Dies in Waco

Mrs. L. A. (Bessie) Pittman Beal, 86, a native of Corsicana died Sunday in Waco. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pittman.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home in Waco. The Revs. Herman Boyd and Frank Bartos will officiate.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery here with Corley Funeral Home in charge.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jewell Applegate of Minden, La.; a brother, Walton Pittman of Waco; a nephew, Ross L. Pittman of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 27, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lemuel Amacy Beal married Aug 23, 1903; d/o John Herod Pittman & Levenia Elizabeth “Ludie” (Walton) Pittman

David Levi “Dave” Harrison, Sr.
Dec 7, 1874 - Jul 3, 1937

OIL OPERATOR DIED IN DALLAS RESULT ACCIDENT INJURIES

Funeral services for Dave L. Harrison, who died in a Dallas hospital Saturday night at 6 o’clock from injuries sustained in an oil field accident at Pearsall several days ago, were held from the residence, 818 North Twenty-Sixth street, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are his widow, a son, Dave L. Harrison, Jr., and a daughter, Betty Harrison, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. R. F. Arnett, Kerens; Mrs. R. L. Campbell, Powell, and Mrs. Ella Miller, New Mexico; and two brothers, H. R. Harrison, Corsicana and Bud Harrison, Hobbs, N. M.

Deceased had been an oil operator for many years.

Active pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, Fred M. Allison, Wes Redden, A. A. Allison, Lawrence Treadwell, Carl Short, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Sr., Fred Brooks and Robert Watt.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 5, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bessie Lee (Joyner) Harrison-Short married Jun. 26, 1915 buried in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas; s/o Thomas A. Harrison & Mahulda Amanda (Sewell) Harrison buried in Bazette cemetery

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Martha Isabelle (Melton) McMillan
Jul 22, 1853 - Jul 20, 1937

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED PORT NECHES; BURIAL TO BE HERE

Mrs. M. I. McMillan, 85, a long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Brooks, in Port Neches at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning, and funeral services are planned for 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel at 420 West Sixth avenue, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The body was being brought from Port Neches today.

Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the rites.

Surviving are one brother, Lee Melton, Loco, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Will Absher and Mrs. Aaron Prince of Corsicana, Mrs. Dorothy Webb of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. John Annons of Louisiana; one son, Walter McMillan, Long Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. M. M. McDonald, Corsicana; Mrs. J. S. Anderson, Dallas, and Mrs. Alfred Brooks, Port Neches; one brother-in-law, Tom J. Walton, Corsicana, and six grandchildren. She was the sister-in-law of the late Mrs. Wiley Johnson and Miss Minnie McMillan.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 20, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William C. McMillan married Mar. 3, 1869; d/o William Robert Melton & Elizabeth Jane (Hill) Melton buried in Dresden cemetery

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Out of Town Friends And Relatives Here For Burial Pioneer

The following out-of-town friends and relatives were here to attend the funeral services of Mrs. M. I. McMillan, long time resident of Corsicana, which took place Wednesday morning.

Mesdames Martin Josch, C. T. Douglas, L. C. Libby, and N. D. McKee and Miss Minnie Johnson of Dallas; Mesdames J. S. Harrison, and Travis Libby and Mr. H. J. Hursh, Walter Woods, Abe Clark and Dr. Brown of Port Neches, and Mrs. Travis Holland of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brooks and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alfred Brooks, Jr., of Port Neches and Mrs. J. S. Anderson of Dallas.

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Ida (Melton) Prince
Mar 27, 1876 - Mar 25, 1951

Mrs. Ida Prince Services Monday

Mrs. Ida A. Prince, who would have been 76 years of age Tuesday died at her home on West Second avenue Sunday morning following an extended illness. She was a life-long resident of Navarro county. Mrs. Prince was the widow of the late Aaron Prince.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she was a long-time member.

Surviving are two sons, Fred D. Prince, city commissioner, Corsicana, and Artie A. Prince, Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. C. T. Kennedy, Lubbock; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Claude and Arthur Absher, Doyle and Rufus Pevehouse, Ernest Prince and David Yates.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 26, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Aaron Prince married Aug. 9, 1893; d/o William Robert Melton & Elizabeth Jane (Hill) Melton buried in Dresden cemetery

Roy Lovester Brannon
Oct 13, 1910 - Nov 11, 1937

ACCIDENT VICTIM WILL BE BURIED IN CORSICANA SUNDAY

Roy L. Brannon, aged 27 years, formerly of Corsicana, was killed about noon Thursday in an accident in an oil field near Victoria. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Brannon was reported to be an employee of the Trinity Drillers Company.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brannon, Corsicana; four brothers, Carl Brannon, Jefferson; Burl Brannon, Beneviedes; Tom Brannon, Cicero, Ill. And William Brannon, Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. Fred Mabry, Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Boyd, St. Louis, Mo., and Misses Jeanette and Loraine Brannon, both of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR R. L. BRANNON

Funeral services for Roy L. Brannon, aged 27 years, who was killed in an oil field accident near Victoria Thursday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brannon, Corsicana; four brothers, Carl Brannon, Jefferson; Burl Brannon, Beneviedas; Tom Brannon, Cicero, Ill. And William Brannon, Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. Fred Mabry, Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Boyd, St. Louis, Mo., and Misses Jeanette and Loraine Brannon, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jim Stewart, T. H. Watford, Charles Baggs, R. M. Patton, R. C. Simon and L. E. Dugger.

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John Henry Jones
Feb 10, 1864 - Apr 7, 1937

JOHN HENRY JONES DIED AT HIS HOME HERE ON WEDNESDAY

John Henry Jones age 73 years, died suddenly at his home, 1401 Park avenue, early Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, three sons, H. M. Jones, Athens; M. C. Jones, Athens; M. E. Jones, Moultrie, Ga.; a step-son, W. W. Milstead, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Charles King, Dawson; Mrs. Jess Wood, Corsicana; Mrs. J. C. Freeman, Emhouse; a brother, Major Jones, Jenkins, N. M., and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. H. JONES HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for John Henry Jones, age 73 years, who died suddenly at his home, 1401 West Park avenue, early Wednesday morning, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, H. M. Jones, Athens; M. C. Jones, Athens, and M. E. Jones, Moultrie, Ga.; a step-son, W. W. Milstead, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Charles King, Dawson; Mrs. Jess Wood, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. C. Freeman, Emhouse; a brother, Major Jones Jenkins, N. M. and other relatives.

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Elizabeth Blanche “Lizzie” (Hogue) Milstead-Jones
Oct 11, 1867 - Jul 7, 1943

MRS. LIZZIE JONES DIED IN ATHENS; WAS BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie B. Jones, who died Thursday night at the home of her daughter in Athens, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Jones had been a resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are four sons, W. W. Milstead, Dallas; M. C. Jones, Houston; H. M. Jones, Grapeland; M. E. Jones, Adell, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Charles King, Corsicana; Mrs. J. C. Freeman, Corsicana; Mrs. J. L. Woods, Athens; a brother, Doc Hogue, Cleburne; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Palmer, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Kate Palmer, Corpus Christi; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mildred (Whatley) Newbill
Jun 4, 1914 - May 5, 1937

HOUSTON WOMAN TO BE BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY THURSDAY

Mrs. Mildred Whatley Newbill aged 22 years, of Houston, died in a Houston hospital Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock. The remains will arrive in Corsicana Thursday morning at 5 o’clock and will be taken to the home of an aunt, Mrs. J. L. Mann, corner North Commerce street and Havner avenue, from where the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband Thomas Newbill, Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Whatley, Houston; three brothers, Weldon Whatley, Kilgore; Ralph Whatley, Houston, and Douglas Whatley, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Fred Gray, Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Kennedy, Pickett, and Mrs. Whatley, Athens; and two aunts, Mrs. T. J. Walters, Pickett, and Mrs. J. L. Mann, Corsicana.

Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HOUSTON WOMAN HELD HERE THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Whatley Newbill, aged 22 years, who died in a Houston hospital Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock from the residence of an aunt, Mrs. J. L. Mann, corner North Commerce street and Havner avenue. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Copeland, Methodist Protestant minister of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.

The remains arrived in Corsicana Thursday morning at 5 o’clock on the Southern Pacific Lines train.

Surviving are her husband Thomas Newbill, Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Whatley, Houston; three brothers, Weldon Whatley, Kilgore; Ralph Whatley, Houston, and Douglas Whatley, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Fred Gray, Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Kennedy, Pickett, and Mrs. Whatley, Athens; and two aunts, Mrs. T. J. Walters, Pickett, and Mrs. J. L. Mann, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were H. T. Whatley, J. C. Whatley, Joe Kennedy, Charles Kennedy, Berry Kennedy and Ed Lawson, all uncles of the deceased.

Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Bryant B. Conant
Feb 1, 1910 - Jul 27, 1937

ACCIDENT VICTIM WILL BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for B. Conant, 27, member of the Texas Liquor Control board, Longview, who was killed instantly Wednesday night in a wreck three miles north of Gladewater, will be held sometime Sunday in Kilgore, and the body will be brought overland for burial in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Conant.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of the burial arrangements.

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B. CONANT WILL BE BURIED HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral serviced for B. Conant, 27, member of the Texas Liquor Control Board, Longview, who was killed Wednesday night in an automobile wreck are scheduled for 10 o’clock Sunday morning in Kilgore, and the body will be brought overland to Oakwood cemetery for burial about 3 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Conant, one son, one brother and two sisters.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral directors will have charge of the arrangements at the cemetery.

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ACCIDENT VICTIM BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SUNDAY

Funeral services for B. Conant, aged 27 years, member of the Texas Liquor control board, Longview who was instantly killed Wednesday night in an automobile wreck were held Sunday morning in Kilgore and the body was brought overland to Corsicana Sunday afternoon for burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Kilgore; parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Conant, a brother and two sisters.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral home had charge of arrangements.

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William Hugh Johnson
Jul 15, 1888 - Jun 21, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY DALLAS FOR HUGH JOHNSON

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT FELL FROM BOAT IN WHITE ROCK LAKE

Funeral services for W. Hugh Johnson, 49, assistant treasurer and cashier of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, Dallas, a native and former resident of Corsicana, will be held at 9:30 Wednesday morning at the Highland Park Presbyterian church, Dallas and the body will be brought overland for burial in Oakwood cemetery here about noon.

Mr. Johnson was reported to have fallen from a boat into White Rock lake about 11:30 Monday morning and the body was recovered by three members of the Dallas fire department early Monday night after an eight-hour search. He is reported to have been in ill health for several months.

Active pallbearers will be Gordon Johnson, W. L. Holmes, W. H. Francis, Raleigh Hortenstine, L. B. Henry, Dr. Tate Miller, Hugh Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of the Highland Park Presbyterian church.

Surviving Mr. Johnson are his wife; four brothers, Congressman Luther A. Johnson, Corsicana; E. N. Johnson and Neil Johnson, both of Dallas, and R. D. Johnson of Houston, and four sisters, Mrs. C. L. Knox and Mrs. W. P. McCammon, both of Corsicana and Mrs. N. D. McKee and Miss Minnie Johnson, both of Dallas.

Ernest Johnson and his family were en route to Washington for a short visit with Hon. Luther Johnson at the time of their brother’s death, were to take a plane this afternoon to return to Dallas for the funeral.

A native of Corsicana, Mr. Johnson had been a resident of Dallas since 1914, when he moved there to join the Magnolia Petroleum Company.

He was an elder in the Highland Park Presbyterian church, a Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. He was also a worker in the Y. M. C. A., and a member of the Salesmanship Club.

Sutherland-McCammon will have charge of the burial service here.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 22, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret “Maggie” (Clarkson) Fletcher-Johnson married Oct 21, 1922; s/o Ebenezer Wiley Johnson & Frances Louisa “Fannie” (McMillan) Johnson

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Former Resident Buried Wednesday Oakwood Cemetery

Funeral services for W. Hugh Johnson, 49, Dallas, executive of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, native and former resident of Corsicana, were held at 9:30 Wednesday morning at the Highland Park Presbyterian church Dallas, and the body was brought overland for burial in Oakwood cemetery here shortly after noon.

Mr. Johnson fell from a boat into White Rock lake about 11:30 Monday morning and the body was recovered eight hours later by three members of the Dallas fire department. He had been in ill health for several months.

Active pallbearers were Gordon Johnson, W. L. Holmes, W. H. Francis, Raleigh Hortenstine, L. B. Henry, Dr. Tate Miller, Will Logan, Earl Jackson and Murphy Williams. Honorary pallbearers were elders and deacons of the Highland Park Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his widow; four brothers, Congressman Luther A. Johnson, Corsicana; E. N. Johnson and Neil Johnson, both of Dallas and R. D. Johnson of Houston and four sisters, Mrs. C. L. Knox and Mrs. W. P. McCammon, both of Corsicana and Mrs. N. D. McKee and Miss Minnie Johnson, both of Dallas.

Mr. Johnson had been a resident of Dallas since 1914 when he moved there to accept employment with the oil company of which he was an executive. He was an elder in the Highland Park Presbyterian church, a Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. He was also a worker in the Y. M. C. A., and a member of the Salesmanship Club.

Sutherland – McCammon had charge of the burial service here.

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Jerry Nolan Sanderson
Jul 25, 1937 - Aug 2, 1937

BABY DIED MONDAY NIGHT AND BURIAL WAS HAD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Jerry Nolan Sanderson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Sanderson, 735 West Eighth Avenue, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday night at 11 o’clock, were held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cooper.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Thomas M. “Buddy” Grimmett
Feb 17, 1920 - Nov 22, 1937

BUDDY GRIMMETT DIED MONDAY AND FUNERAL TUESDAY

Thomas M. (Buddy) Grimmett, aged 17 years, one of the managers of the Corsicana football team last year, died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. H. Smith, Full Gospel minister. Pallbearers were members of the football squad.

Buddy graduated from Corsicana High School at midterm, 1937.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Grimmett, 814 South Nineteenth street; two sisters, Misses Bernice and Allie Mae Grimmett, both of Corsicana; a brother, Clarence Grimmett, Corsicana, grandfather, W. T. Dycus, Drane, and grandmother, Mrs. N. J. Grimmett, Barry, and other relatives.

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John Heath Montfort, Sr.
Jan 26, 1906 - Jul 14, 1937

FORMER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DROWNED WEDNESDAY

John Heath Montfort, aged 31 years of Monahans, formerly of Navarro county, was drowned in Devil’s River, near Del Rio, Wednesday while fishing. The body was recovered late Wednesday and is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock on the Southern Pacific lines.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon Thursday pending the arrival of the family, but it is expected the rites will be held sometime Friday.

Surviving are his wife, four children, John H. Montfort, Jr., George Edward Montfort, Lloyd Harris Montfort and Dorcas Ann Montfort, all of Monahans; mother, Mrs. Kate Montfort, Corsicana; three brothers, R. T. Montfort, Corsicana; M. H. Montfort, Archer City, and C. T. Montfort, Monahans; a sister, Mrs. T. V. McMullan, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. H. MONTFORT HELD HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for John Heath Montfort, 31 years, of Monahans, who was drowned in Devil’s River, near Del Rio, Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Mr. Montford was on a fishing trip at the time of the accident.

Surviving are his wife, four children, John H. Montfort, Jr., George Edward Montfort, Lloyd Harris Montfort and Dorcas Ann Montfort, all of Monahans; mother, Mrs. Kate Montfort, Corsicana; three brothers, R. T. Montfort, Corsicana; M. H. Montfort, Archer City, and C. T. Montfort, Monahans; a sister, Mrs. T. V. McMullan, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Charles Kenneth Butler
Dec 10, 1923 - Oct 24, 1937

YOUTH DIED SUNDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; WAS BURIED MONDAY

Charles Kenneth Butler, aged 13 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Butler who resides one mile east of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and two sisters, Louise and Billie Ann Butler, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. C. Butler, Johnson Butler, Hub Baggett, Fred Copeland, Jerald Baggett and Edel Roloff.

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Jannie Benton (Bryan) Butler
Feb 22, 1901 - Feb 8, 1959

Mrs. H. B. Butler Dies Sunday In New Orleans

Mrs. Jannie Benton Bryan Butler, widow of the late H. B. Butler of Corsicana, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Betty in New Orleans.

The body arrived in Corsicana at 11:35 a.m. Monday on the Rock Island Lines train.

Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Ed Teter, Waco; a son, Don Butler, Corsicana; six grandchildren; two brothers, Matt Bryan, Knox City, and Delbert Bryan, Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. H. T. Ardinger, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held here sometime Wednesday.

McCammon will direct.

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Rites Slated For Mrs. Butler

Funeral rites for Mrs. Homer B. Butler, 58, who died of a heart attack while visiting relatives in New Orleans Sunday will be held from the First Baptist church Wednesday at 10 a.m. The services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor. Mrs. Butler was a long-time member of this church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The body arrived in Corsicana Monday shortly before noon on the Rock Island Lines passenger train.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Beatty, New Orleans; and Mrs. Ed Teter, Waco; a son, Don Butler, Corsicana; six grandchildren; two brothers, Matt Bryan, Knox City, and Delbert Bryan, Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. H. T. Ardinger, Dallas; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be G. W. Whitener, David W. Wilson, Clifford Brown, J. H. Nutt, Joe Nagy and J. N. Acker.

McCammon will direct.

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John Richard Curington, Sheriff
Jan 31, 1879 - Apr 13, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR JOHN R. CURINGTON

LONG PROMINENT IN POLITICAL AND OFFICIAL CIRCLES, DIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for John R. Curington, 58, criminal district attorney, who died early Tuesday morning were held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the church.

A native of Navarro county, Mr. Curington was reared in the Rural Shade community and came to Corsicana in 1908 where he served as jailer and deputy district clerk and chief deputy sheriff under John W. Stewart, 1924-1926. After having been admitted to the bar, Mr. Curington was elected criminal district attorney in 1934 and was elected to his second term last year. he is one of the few men in public life in Texas who has served both as sheriff and as prosecuting attorney.

Active in Campaigns.
Always active in political campaigns, Mr. Curington was a life-long and staunch supporter of former Governor James E. Ferguson and Miriam A. Ferguson and was county campaign manager for them on several occasions.

He held membership in the Masonic and W. O. W. Lodges and the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, C. O. (Cap) Curington , Corsicana; J. D. Curington, San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. E. J. Womack, Cuiero; Miss Cleo Curington Austin; Carl Curington, Dallas; John Richard Curington, Corsicana; and Miss Frances Curington, Corsicana; several grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. W. A. Berger, Los Angeles, Calif., and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jerry Roe, C. L. Knox, W. S. Kellum, W. T. McElwee, J. H. Gibson, Ernest (Cotton) Williams, John H. Bryant and R. P. Bates.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Bar Association, law enforcement agencies of the county and friends of the family.

All departments of the Navarro county courthouse closed Wednesday noon for the remainder of the day.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 14, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Elizabeth “Bettie” (Harris) Curington married Nov. 21, 1898; s/o John Emmerson Curington & Georgia Ann (Posey) Curington buried in Long Prairie cemetery

James Young Stewart
Jul 2, 1872 - Nov 30. 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. Y. STEWART BE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. Y. Stewart, aged 65 years, well-known insurance man here, who died with a heart attack as he was driving his car on Highway 75 shortly before noon Tuesday, will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of which he had been a long-time member. The Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the grave. The services will be held from the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, Mr. Stewart had resided here for 50 years. Prior to entering the insurance business he was connected with the Corsicana fire and police department.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, H. R. Stewart, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. S. A. Robinson, Eureka; Mrs. W. W. Steward, Streetman, and Mrs. E. D. Mathews, Berkeley, Calif., and a number of other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 1, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie (Stewart) Stewart married Jul. 8, 1914; s/o E. H. Stewart & Ann (Young) Stewart per death certificate

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VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK IS BURIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. Y. Stewart, aged 65 years, who died Tuesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church, of which Mr. Stewart had been a long-time member. The Masonic lodge had charge of the service at the grave.

Mr. Stewart died with a heart attack while driving his car on highway 75 about a mile north of the city limits.

He had resided here for 50 years and prior to entering the insurance business 30 years ago, he was connected with the local fire and police departments.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, H. R. Stewart, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. S. A. Robinson, Eureka; Mrs. W. W. Steward, Streetman, and Mrs. E. D. Mathews, Berkeley, Calif., and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were all nephews of deceased and were Randolph Robinson, H. B. Steward, Ernest Steward, Roger Steward, Hugh M. Stewart and Carl Stewart.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Helen Purifoy
Aug 8, 1928 - Jun 15, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HELEN PURIFOY WEDNESDAY MORNING

LITTLE GIRL DIED FOLLOWING ATTACK OF INFANTILE PARALYSIS

Helen Purifoy eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Purifoy died at her home, 1717 Woodlawn avenue at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning following a short illness with infantile paralysis. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning and the rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, two sisters, Jennette and Ellen Purifoy, a brother, Russell Purifoy, Jr., all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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HELEN PURIFOY FUNERAL RITES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Helen Purifoy, aged eight years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Purifoy, who died Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock following a short illness with infantile paralysis, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the family home, 1717 Woodlawn avenue. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Jennette and Ellen Purifoy; a brother, Russell Purifoy, Jr., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John McAdams, Guy Love, C. E. McWilliams, F. C. Paul, Monroe Hurley and G. H. Brown.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Leonardus Layfayette Williams, Sr.
Dec 8, 1866 - Nov 8, 1937

L. L. WILLIAMS DIED MONDAY; BURIAL TUESDAY

L. L. Williams, aged 70 years, resident of Corsicana for the past 45 years, died at the family home, 718 West Ninth avenue Monday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock after an extended illness. The funeral services were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Williams was connected with the Corsicana Cotton Mills for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, C O. Williams, Oklahoma, and L. L. Williams, Jr., Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Absher, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. T. McIver, Dallas; Mrs. E. O. Williams, Corsicana; two brothers, W. H. Williams, Houston, and L. M. Williams, Rice, and two grandchildren.

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Elvis Orval Brown
Sep 14, 1911 - Jun 17, 1937

HIGHWAY PATROLMAN FATALLY INJURED IN MALAKOFF ACCIDENT

E. O. Brown, aged 26 years, Trinidad, Henderson county highway patrolman, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 7:20 o’clock from injuries sustained Wednesday night at 10:45 o’clock in a highway mishap near Malakoff, Henderson county. It was reported here he was injured when his motorcycle collided with a truck.

Prior to moving to Trinidad a few months ago, Mr. Brown resided in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife and a small son, Trinidad; mother, Mrs. Alice Brown, Corsicana; three brothers, J. O. Brown, Mt. Pleasant; R. B. Brown, Hazen, Ark., and W. U. Brown, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. L. C. McCrary, Corsicana.

Corley funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

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Erlina Rangel
Mar 1, 1937 - Jul 7, 1937

Baby Died Early Wednesday Morning; Burial in Oakwood

Erlina Rangel, four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rangel, died Wednesday morning at 3 o’clock after a short illness. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Mexican Presbyterian Mission with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Manuel Adame.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Frank Ledesma
Feb 22, 1908 - Aug 11, 1937

FRANK LEDESMA BE BURIED FRIDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Frank Ledesma, aged 29 years, died Wednesday night at 9 o’clock after a short illness. Funeral services will be held some time Friday from the Presbyterian mission with Rev. Manuel Adame conducting the rites. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his father; Ozevio Ledesma, San Antonio; a brother, Dan Ledesma, and a sister, Mrs. A. Rangel, both of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FRANK LEDESMA SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Frank Ledesma, aged 29 years, who died Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock after a short illness, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Presbyterian Mission. The rites were conducted by Rev. Manuel Adame. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his father, Ozevio Ledesma, San Antonio; a brother, Dan Ledesma, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. A. Rangel, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Eva (Ledesma) Rangel
Apr 23, 1912 - Mar 21, 1948

MRS. EVA RANGEL DIES EARLY SUNDAY; FUNERAL TOMORROW

Mrs. Eva Rangal, aged 35 years died Sunday morning. Funeral services are slated from the family residence, 316 East Ninth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Abram Rangal, Corsicana; five children, Julia, Tony, Abram Jr., Frankie and Thomas Rangal, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Dan Ledesma, Corsicana and Thomas Ledesma, Auston; a sister, Mrs. James, San Antonio; step-mother, Mrs. Lorenza Orono, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

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MRS. EVA RANGEL BURIED TUESDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Rangel, 35, who died Sunday, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence, 316 East Ninth avenue. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Luis C. Hernandez, Presbyterian minister.

Survivors are her husband, , Abram Rangal, Corsicana; five children, Julia, Tony, Abram Jr., Frankie and Thomas Rangal, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Dan Ledesma, Corsicana and Thomas Ledesma, Auston; a sister, Mrs. James, San Antonio; step-mother, Mrs. Lorenza Orono, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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James Franklin Estes, Jr.
Jul 12, 1882 - Apr 1, 1937

ROANE MAN DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

James F. Estes of Roane, aged 54 years, died at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church and will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Redwine of Fort Worth. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Rollie Mills, Van; Miss Doris Estes, Roane; three brothers, Will Estes, San Benito; J. R. Estes, Roane; E. P. Estes, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. Chap Albritton, Lubbock; Mrs. John J. Bryant, Corsicana, and other reltaives.

Mr. Estes had been a resident of the Roane community for many years and was well known in that section.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 1, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Pearl (Curry) Estes married Jul. 23, 1905; s/o James Franklin “Frank” Estes, Sr. & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Root) Estes

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JAMES F. ESTES, RESIDENT OF ROANE, BURIED HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for James F. Estes of Roane, aged 54 years, who died at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Navarro clinic, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Redwine of Fort Worth.

Mr. Estes had been a resident of the Roane community for many years and was well-known in northeast Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Rollie Mills, Van; and Miss Doris Estes, Roane; three brothers, Will Estes, San Benito; J. R. Estes and E. P. Estes, both of Roane; two sisters, Mrs. John J. Bryant, Corsicana and Mrs. Chap Albritton, Lubbock, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William Pen Doss
Jul 7, 1879 - Dec 3, 1937

WILLIAM P. DOSS DIED IN MEXIA; TO BE BURIED HERE

William Penn Doss, 58, died last night in Mexia following a short illness, and funeral rites are planned for 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Chapel here, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Mr. McCallie of the Mexia Church of Christ is to officiate at the services.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Best, Louis DePriest, Richard Hawthorne, Carlton Chilicoate, Max Neal and T. T. Barnes, all of Mexia.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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MEXIA MAN BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for William P. Doss, aged 58 years, who died in Mexia Friday night following a short illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. McCallie of the Mexia Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl Alverson, Corsicana; Mrs. R. M. Magee, Mexia, and Mrs. J. L. Lewis, Oklahoma City; one son, R. C. Doss, Medicine Lodge, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Tubb, Temple, and Mrs. Letha Holtzelaw, Oklahoma City, and four brothers, Edgar Doss, Waco; Henry Doss, Imperial, Calif.; Burk Doss, Waco, and Minor Doss, Goose Creek.

Pallbearers were J. B. Best, Louis DePriest, Richard Hawthorne, Carlton Chilicoate, Max Neal and T. T. Barnes, all of Mexia.

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Ellen Annette (Jackson) Bragg
May 29, 1899 - May 8, 1937

MRS. TRUMAN BRAGG DIED IN HOUSTON; TO BE BURIED HERE

Mrs. Truman Bragg of Austin, former resident of Corsicana, died in a Houston hospital at 6:30 o’clock Saturday morning following an operation several days ago.

Surviving are her husband and two small daughters of Austin; four sisters, Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. Bob Henderson, Houston; Mrs. Tom Darst, Richmond, and Mrs. George Miller, Dallas; two brothers Randolph and Douglas Jackson, both of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church with Dr. C. P. Wright, assisted by Rev. Daniel Grelder in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home will be in charge of funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FORMER CORSICANAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Truman Bragg, aged 39 years, of Austin, who died in a Houston hospital Saturday morning at 6:30 o’clock following an operation, were held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Casper R. Wright, Methodist minister of Waxahachie, and Rev. Daniel Greider, Presbyterian minister of Austin.

Mrs. Bragg resided in Corsicana for a number of years and was well-known here.

Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Eleanor and Marion Bragg, Austin; four sisters, Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. Bob Henderson, Houston; Mrs. Tom Darst, Richmond, and Mrs. George Miller, Dallas; two brothers Randolph Jackson and Douglas Jackson, both of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. F. Seltz, Austin; Wofford Rathbone, Austin; Gaddis Bass, Austin; Roy Sherell, Temple; Henry F. Blum, Temple; Dr. R. F. Bunkley, Temple; Beauford H. Jester and Dr. Wm. K. Logsdon, both of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Melba Lois Ratliff
Apr 13, 1934 - Aug 2, 1937

LITTLE GIRL DIED MONDAY MORNING; BURIAL TUESDAY

Melba Lois Ratliff, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ratliff, died at 11:30 Monday morning following a short illness and funeral services are to be held at the Corley Funeral Chapel at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Jessie Katherine Ratliff, grandparents and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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RITES FOR LITTLE GIRL PLANNED FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Melba Lois Ratliff, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ratliff, who died Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock after a short illness, are to be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Jessie Katherine Ratliff, grandparents, and other relatives.

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Elmer Edward Mullins
Nov 8, 1896 - Dec 29, 1937

HOUSTON MAN IS BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY FRIDAY

Funeral services for Elmer E. Mullins, aged 41 years, who died in Houston Wednesday, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Davis B. Mullins, Elmer Mullins, Jr., N. Eugene Mullins, Richard L. Mullins and Robert C. Mullins, all of Houston; two daughters, Beatrice Juanita Mullins and Elenda Mae Mullins, both of Houston; mother Mrs. Mollie Mullins, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Birdie Dulong, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Curtis Stewart, Houston; and three brothers, Charles Mullins, Waco; Bud Mullins, Galveston, and J. H. Mullins, Galveston and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri, Dec 31, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Eunice May (Allen) Mullins buried in Oakwood cemetery, Waco, Tx. 2nd wife Flora May (Tackett) Mullins-Dudley buried Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery, Humble, Tx. s/o Y. C. “Bud” Mullins & Mollie J. (Newman) Mullins buried in Oakwood cemetery, Waco, Tx.

Susan Dozier (Galliard) Blankinship
Jan 28, 1863 - Oct 19, 1937

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN TO BE BURIED WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. J. C. Blankenship, age 74 years, died at her home on North Beaton street at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Blankenship had been a resident of Corsicana for 45 years. She had taken an active part in civic affairs. She is the widow of the late J. C. Blankenship, who died in 1932.

Surviving are two nieces, Misses Loreta Gaillard and Oneta Galliard; a cousin, Allin F. Mitchell, three step-children, Mrs. E. D. Baker, LaRue; Harold Blankenship, Petty’s Chapel, and Mrs. Tom Carl, Corsicana.

Sutherland- McCammon will direct the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 19, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James C. Blankinship III married Jan. 1, 1913 buried in Petty’s Chapel cemetery; d/o Dr. Edmund Galliard & Leonanna (Matthews/Matthis) Galliard

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BURIAL RITES FOR MRS. BLANKENSHIP HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Blankenship, aged 74 years, who died at her home on North Beaton street, Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock, were held from the First Presbyterian church Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church conducted the rites.

Mrs. Blankenship had resided in Corsicana for 45 years and had taken an active part in civic and other activities. She was the widow of the late J. C. Blankenship, who died in 1932.

Surviving are two nieces, Misses Loreta And Oneta Galliard, both of Corsicana; a cousin, Allin F. Mitchell, Corsicana; three step-children, Mrs. E. D. Baker, LaRue; Harold Blankenship, Petty’s Chapel, and Mrs. Tom Carl, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were John Sullivan, A. F. Mitchell, E. M. Palmer, Will Thompson, Nathan Crouch and John C. Hughes.

Sutherland- McCammon directed the funeral arrangements.

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October 20, 1937
BLANKENSHIP - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 19. - Mrs. J. C. Blankenship, 74, died at her home Tuesday. Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. A resident of Corsicana for forty-five years, she had taken an active part in civic affairs. Surviving is a stepdaughter, Mrs. E. D. Baker of Larue.

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Martha J. (Carpenter) O’Connell-Oury
1895 - Jun 1937

LOUISANA WOMAN BE BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY THURSDAY

Mrs. Martha Carpenter Oury died at her home in Monroe, La., Sunday. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at
Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband W. J. Oury, Monroe, La.; three children, Thomas O’Connell, Corpus Christi; Flourine O’Connell, Corpus Christi, and Robert O’Connell, Fort Sam Houston; an aunt, Mrs. John Temple, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Home will direct the arrangements here.

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LOUISIANA WOMAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Carpenter Oury, who died at her home in Monroe, La., Sunday were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at
Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband W. J. Oury, Monroe, La.; three children, Thomas O’Connell, Corpus Christi; Flourine O’Connell, Corpus Christi, and Robert O’Connell, Fort Sam Houston; an aunt, Mrs. John Temple, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Home directed the arrangements.

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Elizabeth (Watts) Smith
1869 - Apr 16, 1916

Dropped Dead At Church

While attending services at the African Methodist church here yesterday morning Isabell Smith, wife of Geo. Smith, became happy and shouted. While in the midst of her religious enthusiasm the woman fell to the floor and died in a few minutes.

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William Potts Gillespie
Dec 12, 1859 - Mar 1, 1937

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY

W. Potts Gillespie, aged 77 years, died at the family residence, 404 South Twentieth street, Monday morning at 7 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mr. Gillespie had resided in Corsicana for the past 50 years and had been a city employee for many years.

Surviving are three sisters, Misses Willie, Nancy and Annie Gillespie, all of Corsicana; a brother, Felix Gillespie. Long Beach, Calif.; a nephew, Campbell Gillespie, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be B. I. Tarbutton, John C. Hughes, E. T. Wareing, M. E. Wallace, H. O. Blanding and H. S. Scroggins.

Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the First Presbyterian church and friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON W. P. GILLESPIE

Funeral services for W. Potts Gillespie, aged 77 years, long-time city employee and resident of Corsicana for the past 50 years, who died Monday morning at 7 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home, 404 South Twentieth street. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are three sisters, Misses Willie, Nancy and Annie Gillespie, all of Corsicana; a brother, Felix Gillespie. Long Beach, Calif.; a nephew, Campbell Gillespie, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. I. Tarbutton, John C. Hughes, E. T. Wareing, M. E. Wallace, H. O. Blanding Pete O’Daniel and H. S. Scroggins.

Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the First Presbyterian church and friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Willie Gillespie, Miss
Oct 12, 1854 - Nov 2, 1951

Services Saturday For Miss Gillespie

Funeral services for Miss Willie Gillespie, 98, who died at her residence, 404 South Twentieth street, early Friday, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Miss Gillespie was a native of Egypt, Miss., but resided in Corsicana for about 70 years.

Surviving are a sister Miss Annie Gillespie, Corsicana; a brother, Felix Gillespie, California; a nephew, Campbell Gillespie, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. A. Vaughn, O. T. Vinson, Henry Walker, John C. Hughes, J. W. McCammon and E. A. Brannon.

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Annie Gillespie, Miss
May 8, 1870 - Oct 16, 1953

Retired Teacher Rites Saturday

Miss Annie Gillespie, 83, retired teacher, 404 South Twentieth street, died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Miss Gillespie was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church.

Miss Gillespie taught school in Navarro county for many years, retiring several years ago.

Surviving is a nephew, C. M. Gillespie, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, John C. Hughes, George Roxburgh, Roark Montgomery, T. A. Farmer and E. A. Brannon.

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Lisa Nancy “Nannie” Gillespie, Miss
Jun 28, 1857 - Jan 24, 1942

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN WAS BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Miss Nancy Gillespie, aged 84 years, died at 404 South Twentieth street Saturday night at 9 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the first Presbyterian church.

Survivors are two sisters, Misses Willie and Annie Gillespie, a nephew, Campbell Gillespie, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. L. Tarbutton, Lige Tarver, J. W. Thurston, E. T. Wareing, John Hughes and W. M. Sharpley.

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AGED CORSICANA WOMAN WAS BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Miss Nancy Gillespie, aged 84 years, died at 404 South Twentieth street Saturday night at 9 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Survivors are two sisters, Misses Willie and Annie Gillespie, a nephew, Campbell Gillespie, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. I. Tarbutton, Lige Tarver, J. W. Thurston, E. T. Wareing, John Hughes and W. M. Sharpley.

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Lora Beeman (Barr) Wilson
Jan. 21, 1869 - Oct 26, 1937

MRS. B. F. WILSON DIED AT EUREKA AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

Mrs. B. F. Wilson, aged 69 years, of Eureka, died Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock. The funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church at Eureka Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Parnell. She was a member of the Providence Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, B. F. Wilson, Eureka; three sons, W. E. Wilson, Drane; B. F. Wilson, Jr., Corsicana; H. A. Wilson, Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. Grady Burleson, Teague, and Mrs. Virgil Griffin, Houston; three brothers, J. L. Barr, Cryer Creek, and Clarence and Jep Barr, both of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two aunts, Mrs. A. E. Goss Teague, and Mrs. Delia Stanifer, Dallas, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by L. B. Bonner & Co. of Eureka and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Elizabeth Catherine (Johnston) Greenlee
Feb 14, 1848 - Oct 1, 1937
 
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GREENLEE ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. E. C. Greenlee, aged 90 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, who died at her home, 106 West First Avenue, Friday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Greenlee, Corsicana, and Reuben Greenlee, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Walter Blackmon, Mrs. W. H. Dunn, Mrs. Snow Thornell, Miss Fannie Greenlee and Miss Willette Greenlee, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. F. Mitchell, Joe Ferguson, Robert Irvine, Cullen Dunn, R. L. Wheelock, R. D. Flemming, E. W. Ellis and J. C. Roe.

Honorary pallbearers were officers of the First Presbyterian church and friends fo the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Minnie Lee (Williams) Moschel- Coffey
Apr 15, 1889 - Dec 6, 1977

Mrs. Coffey

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Minnie Lee Coffey, 87, resident of Corsicana who died Tuesday.

The Rev. Claud Holcomb and Dan Layne will officiate, with burial following at Eureka Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, two brothers, nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Bobby Grantham, Max Rash, Ronald Coffey, Van Underwood, Mike Underwood, and Ricky Swindell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Dec 11, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John H. Moschel married Oct. 27, 1907 buried in Rice cemetery, Rice, Tx. 2nd husband Samuel Henry Coffey married Nov. 27, 1909 buried in Oakwood cemetery

Richard Sims Bonner
May 10, 1898 - May 13, 1937

VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT WILL BE BURIED AT EUREKA

Richard Sims Bonner, aged 39 years, formerly of Dallas, died in Searcy, Arkansas, Thursday night as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Monday night. Funeral services will be held in Dallas Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of his aunts. Misses Irene and Eula Sims, 5904 Junius. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The body will arrive in Dallas Friday night.

Prior to last October when he assumed his duties as a traveling Salesman for the U. S. Rubber company, Mr. Bonner was a shoe salesman for Volk Brothers, Dallas, for 14 years.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Bonner, Athens, two sisters, Mrs. George F. Brown, Big Springs, and Miss Eula Bonner, Texarkana and two brothers, W. P. Bonner, Jr., Athens, and J. B. Bonner, Canton, China and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hill Hudson, Pecos, Texas, J. M. Price, of Oakwood, R. B. Bennett of Dallas; John Lee and Brice Bonner of Eureka.

L. B. Bonner and Son of Eureka and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home are directing funeral arrangements.

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VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT BURIED EUREKA SATURDAY

Funeral services for Richard Sims Bonner, 39, long-time resident of Dallas, who died in Searcy, Ark., Thursday night as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Monday, were held in Dallas Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was made in the Eureka Cemetery Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Bonner, Athens; two sisters, Mrs. George F. Brown, Big Springs and Miss Eula Bonner, Texarkana; two brothers, W. P. Bonner, Jr., Athens, and J. R. Bonner, Canton, China; two aunts, Misses Irene Sims and Eula Sims, both of Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hill Hudson, Pecos, Texas, J. M. Price, Oakwood, R. B. Bennett Dallas; John Lee and Brice Bonner, all of Eureka.

L. B. Bonner and Son of Eureka and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangements.

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John M. Grace
May 23, 1871 - Feb 23, 1937

RICE RESIDENT DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL AT EUREKA

Funeral services for John M. Grace, aged 65 years, resident of the Rice community for the past 14 years, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. M. Oliver.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, H. W. Grace, B. H. Grace and Otis Grace, all of the Chatfield community; seven daughters, Mrs. J. W. Turner, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Beck, Chatfield; Mrs. J. D. Estes, Navarro; Mrs. G. C. Braddock, Rice; Mrs. J. L. Greer, Emhouse; Mrs. Oscar Rasco, Emhouse, and Miss Viola Grace, Rice; two brothers, Joe Grace, Wortham, and R. Q. Grace, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Fuller, Austin; Mrs. C. M. Annis, Tulsa, and Mrs. U. E. Howard, Tulsa; and 32 grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Joe Beck, Oscar Rasco, J. L. Greer, J. D. Estes, Jr., J. W. Turner and Frank Herring, all sons-in-law.

Honorary pallbearers were G. W. Travis, Tom Morgan, Mark Morgan, J. P. Travis, J. C. Griffin, and Cecil Beard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 24, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Tiney Frances (Stovall) Grace married Dec 27, 1896; s/o Joseph Petree Grace & Mary Ann “Polly” (House) Grace buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Albert Barnes Thomas
Mar 24, 1855 - Aug 17, 1937

AGED RESIDENT OF EUREKA DIED EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

A. B. Thomas, age 82 years, died at his home in the Eureka community early Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock and will be conducted by Revs. George Evans and L. O. Cunningham. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery with Masons in charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Thomas had lived in the Eureka community 41 years. He was a prominent farmer and took an active interest in the affairs of the community.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Simon Thomas, Whittier, Cal.; J. N. Thomas, O. D. Thomas, D. H. Thomas and S. J. Thomas, all of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. R. B. Grantham and Mrs. D. A. Watkins, both of Eureka; 18 grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be eight of his grandsons.

The funeral arrangements will be directed by L. B. Bonner and Sutherland-McCammon.

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LONG-TIME RESIDENT EUREKA COMMUNITY BURIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for A. B. Thomas, aged 82 years, died in his home in the Eureka community early Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. George Evans and L. O. Cunningham. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Thomas had resided in the Eureka community for the past 41 years and was a prominent farmer and took an active interest in community affairs.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Simon Thomas, Whittier, Cal.; J. N. Thomas, O. D. Thomas, D. H. Thomas and S. J. Thomas, all of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. R. B. Grantham and Mrs. D. A. Watkins, both of Eureka; 18 grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were eight of his grandsons.

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

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Robert Edward Layton, Sr.
Oct 16, 1896 - Sep 11, 1961

Robert Layton Dies In Tyler

Robert E. Layton, 64, Corsicana native, plumbing contractor in Tyler, died in Medical Center in Tyler Monday night following a several weeks’ illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. William Summers, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Tyler, of which he was a member, and Rev. C. Monroe King, pastor of the Highland Presbyterian church in Tyler, Masons will have charge of graveside services.

He was a partner in the Layton Engineering Company in Tyler and was a plumbing contractor in Corsicana until about 20 years ago. He had resided in Tyler since 1945.

Layton was a member of the Corsicana Masonic lodge, York and Scottish Rite, and Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star.

He was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church choir here for 25 years and was an officer in that church.

Surviving are his wife of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Witte, McGregor; a son, Robert E. Layton, Jr., Tyler; six grandchildren, Robert E. Layton, III, and Marsha Layton, both of Tyler; Lynne, Mike, Steve and Chris Witte, all of McGregor; a brother, Roy W. Layton, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Carl Bergman, Laredo; a half-sister, Mrs. Ida Brooks, Moran, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd G. Kerr, Paul Moore, Dr. M. H. Moore, Tyler; Ralph Stell, Charles Bee and Lewis Foster.

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Funeral Rites For Contractor Held Wednesday

Final rites for Robert E. Layton, 64, Tyler plumbing contractor, who died in Tyler hospital Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the McCammon Chapel.

Services were conducted by Rev. William Summers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Tyler, of which he was a member, and Rev. C. Monroe King, pastor of the Highland Presbyterian church of Tyler.

Graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery were conducted by the Masons.

Native of Corsicana, Layton was a partner in the Layton Engineering Company of Tyler at the time of his death. He was in the plumbing contracting company in Corsicana until 1941 when he joined his late brother L. O. Layton, of Tyler in various defense projects and in 1945 moved to Tyler. He formed a partnership with his son, R. E. Layton, Jr., in 1950 in a mechanical engineering and contracting business.

He was a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge, York Rite, Knight Templar, 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of Karem Temple since 1924. He also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Layton was a member of the choir and church officer of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church in Corsicana for 25 years and has been a member of the choir in the Tyler church for years.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine Wilson Layton, Tyler; a son, Robert E. Layton, Jr., Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Witte, McGregor; six grandchildren, Lynne, Mike, Steve and Chris Witte, McGregor and Marsha and Robert Layton, III, Tyler; a brother, Roy W. Layton, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Carl Bertgman, Laredo; a half-sister, Mrs. Ida Brooks, Moran, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd G. Kerr, Paul Moore, Dr. M. H. Moore, Tyler; Ralph Stell, Charlie Bee, Lewis Foster, Allen Breithaupt and DeWitt Nettles.

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James C. Blankinship III
Jan 14, 1849 - Jan 22, 1932

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED LATE FRIDAY

J. C. Blankenship, aged 83 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died at his home, 1108 North Beaton street, Friday evening at 6 o’clock after an illness of more than a year, and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Petty’s Chapel church. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.

Mr. Blankenship had resided in Corsicana and this vicinity for 58 years.

Surviving are a son, Harold Blankenship, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Carl, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. E. D. Baker, and a brother, J. E. Blankenship, Kansas; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Carl, Jr., Fred Carl, Lee Carl, Harold Blankenship, Jr., T. G. Keeling and Ames Harwell.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan. 23, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Petty's Chapel Cemetery
  • 1st wife Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Rasco) Hamilton-Blankinship married Nov. 4, 1875 2nd wife Susan Dozier (Galliard) Blankinship married Jan. 1, 1913 buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana; s/o James C. Blankinship, Jr. and Elizabeth (James/White) Blankinship

Melvin Riley “Coots” Ray
Dec 24, 1902 - Aug 11, 1959

Melvin Ray Rites Planned For Wednesday

Melvin Ray, 56, was found dead in his yard a few steps from his front door at 718 North Seventh street Tuesday about 5:45 p.m. Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden conducted an inquest at the scene and after an examination of the body by a physician returned a verdict of death due to natural causes, apparently a heart attack.

Police Capt. Onstott and Officer Dunlap assisted Judge Bowden in his investigation.

Funeral services are to be held Wednesday (today) at 4 p.m. at Corley Chapel with the Rev. E. D. Evanson officiating, assisted by Rev. Otis Dunagan. Burial will be in
Petty's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James T. Davis and Mrs. J. R. McClain, both of Corsicana; one son, M. R. Ray of Vernon; two brothers, A. W. Ray at Corsicana and D. T. Ray of Powell; one sister, Mrs. V. T. Haynie of Powell and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Ray, Kenneth Ray, Pete Ray, Mutt Haynie, Nell Haynie and Lonnie Hair.

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Juan Cadena
abt 1913 - Dec 13, 1937

VICTIM HIGHWAY ACCIDENT BURIED AT PETTY’S CHAPEL

Funeral services for Johnnie Canales about 25, resident of Rockdale, who was killed in a truck crash at the intersection of Highway 75 and the South Fifteenth street extension early Monday were held at Petty’s Chapel late Monday afternoon where interment was made.

Canals was the twelfth traffic victim within Navarro county this year. officers investigated the circumstances surrounding the crash and absolved M. M. Vaughn, Houston, truck driver, from blame.

According to the report of the crash, a truck in which Canales had been riding was parked on the pavement. Vaughn’s truck crashed into the rear of the parked truck, when the lights of an approaching vehicle blinded him and prevented his seeing the Canales truck. Canales is reported to have been in front of the vehicle when it was struck, dashing the car over him.

The victim was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Frances (Fulton) Frost
Mar 17, 1851 - Sep 29, 1937

Aged Woman Died At Family Home Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Frost, aged 86 years, who died at the family home on North Fifth street Wednesday afternoon were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the residence with burial in the
Petty's Chapel cemetery.

Mrs. Frost had resided in Corsicana for the past four years.

Surviving are two sons, W. E. Frost, Corsicana, and Jack Frost, Franklin; a daughter, Mrs. Nora Oler, Breckenridge, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Leonidas Hamilton “Uncle Ham” Thompson
Aug 23, 1851 - Oct 26, 1937

Aged Kerens Man Buried Wednesday Alligator Cemetery

KERENS, Oct. 28.—(Spl.)—Hamilton Thompson (Uncle Ham, he was affectionately known) died at the home of his son, Vance Thompson, in Kerens, Monday at 8 p.m. after an illness of several weeks.

Uncle Ham was 85 years old and up until a few weeks ago was very active, making his garden and walking several miles to his farm almost daily. He came to Kerens from Canton Miss., when 18 years of age.

He is survived by two sons, Vance and Clyde Thompson, both of Kerens.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church by Rev. C. E. Wilkins, assisted by Rev. M. O. Cheek at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Interment was in Alligator cemetery.

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McCarter Oliver “Clem” Holiman
Dec 21, 1866 - Aug 31, 1937

Rural Shade

RURAL SHADE, Sep. 9.—(Spl.) Clem Holliman of Terrell was buried at Long Prairie last Wednesday. Mr. Holliman lived at Rural Shade before going to Terrell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 10, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie Elexia (Locklar) Holiman married Nov. 27, 1895 buried in Midland, Tx. (his sons are buried in Kerens cemetery

Noble Marion Melton
Mar 30, 1864 - Nov 3, 1937

Aged Resident Of Powell Was Buried Thursday Morning

N. M. Melton, about 70, died at his home at Powell at 6 o’clock Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held at Powell Thursday morning with interment at Rural Shade. He had been a resident of Navarro county many years.

He is survived by several children and other relatives.

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Loyd Carroll Ware
Nov 20, 1924 - Jul 26, 1937

Kerens Personal Mention.

KERENS, July 28.—(Spl.)—Loyd Carroll Ware, son O. W. T. Ware of Mineral Wells, formerly of Kerens, died at his home Monday, and the remains were brought to Kerens for interment Tuesday, in the cemetery at Rural Shade. Lloyd was just a little past 12 years of age, and had been ill for only a short time.

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Brenda Elaine (Hollingsworth) Evans
Nov 10, 1943 - Nov 13, 2018
 
Obituary for Brenda Evans
Brenda Evans of Blooming Grove, Texas passed away in Corsicana on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Visitation will be Thursday, November 15th from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00pm Friday, November 16th at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Buster Evans, Daniel Dobbs, Jared DeFrance, Ty Chambers, Stewart Chambers and Justin Chambers. Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons.

Brenda was born in Mertens, Texas to Roy and Ottis Spicer Hollingsworth on November 10, 1943. She met D.K. Evans at the bowling ally and they married a few months later on February 10, 1963. Brenda worked at a number of years as a LVN at Evergreen Nursing Home and the Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. She also helped her parents at the café in Mertens (Ottis's Hut) in the 1970's and ran the Blooming Grove Café off and on from 1982 - 1993. Brenda was a member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Darrell Wayne Hollingsworth; sister Joyce Moore and her husband D.K. Evans the love of her life. Brenda is survived by their children: Glisa DeFrance and husband Mark, Lisa Stout, Bubba Evans and wife Paulette and Rory Evans. Grandchildren: Shae Lynn Evans, Buster Evans, Daniel Dobbs, Kaci Anderton, Jared DeFrance, Kayla, Paige and Haley Stout, Justin, Ty and Stewart Chambers and Maleana WIlkins. Sixteen great grandchildren. Sister Linda Southard and husband Roland and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and friends.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Brenda Evans please visit our Sympathy Store.
Cemetery Details
Dresden Cemetery
13500 Farm to Market 744
Barry, TX, 75102

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Brenda Elaine (Hollingsworth) Evans

Brenda Evans of Blooming Grove passed away in Corsicana Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. She was born in Mertens to Roy and Ottis Spicer Hollingsworth on Nov. 10, 1943. She met D.K. Evans at the bowling alley and they married a few months later on Feb. 10, 1963. Brenda worked a number of years as a LVN at Evergreen Nursing Home and the Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. She also helped her parents at the café in Mertens (Ottis's Hut) in the 1970's and ran the Blooming Grove Café off and on from 1982 to 1993. Brenda was a member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Darrell Wayne Hollingsworth; sister Joyce Moore and her husband D.K. Evans the love of her life.
Brenda is survived by their children: Glisa DeFrance and husband Mark, Lisa Stout, Bubba Evans and wife Paulette and Rory Evans; grandchildren Shae Lynn Evans, Buster Evans, Daniel Dobbs, Kaci Anderton, Jared DeFrance, Kayla, Paige and Haley Stout, Justin, Ty and Stewart Chambers and Maleana WIlkins; 16 great grandchildren; sister Linda Southard and husband Roland and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment to follow at
Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Buster Evans, Daniel Dobbs, Jared DeFrance, Ty Chambers, Stewart Chambers and Justin Chambers. Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

 

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Arthur L. Richardson
Apr 13, 1872 - Jan 26, 1937

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED IN SHAWNEE, OKLA.

A. L. Richardson, a long-time resident of Corsicana and well-known photographer here years ago, died Wednesday night in Shawnee, Oklahoma, it was learned here Thursday morning.

The body will arrive here at an early hour Friday morning and the funeral will be held sometime Friday morning with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Ida Richardson, a former teacher in Corsicana schools, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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A. L. RICHARDSON FORMER CORSICANAN, BURIED HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for A. L. Richardson, a long-time resident of Corsicana and well known photographer here a number of years ago, were held at the Sutherland-McCammon chapel at 10 o’clock Friday morning with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, conducted the rites.

The body arrived in Corsicana early Friday morning from Shawnee, Okla., where Mrs. Richardson died Wednesday night.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Ida Richardson, a former teacher in the Corsicana schools; a brother, Oscar Richardson of Beaumont, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Ida Richardson, Miss
Dec 22, 1874 - Dec 25, 1949

Rites Are Held Here Tuesday For Miss Richardson

Funeral services for Miss Ida Richardson, aged 75 years, who died Sunday in Mineral Wells, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Miss Richardson was a member for many years.

Miss Richardson taught in Corsicana public schools for many years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. R. B. Hall, Houston; a brother, Albert Richardson, Beaumont; a nephew, Everett E. Hall, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Sue Alice Stewart
May 9, 1937 - May 10, 1937

Greenville Baby Buried In Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Stewart of Greenville, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery. Conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment was in Oakwood.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, and other relatives.

The arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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INFANT DAUGHTER OF FORMER CORSICANANS WAS BURIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Stewart of Greenville, formerly of Corsicana, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Services were conducted from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Stewart with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Coggins, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Relatives, Friends Attend Burial Here Of Greenville Baby

Carl Stewart of Greenville, and his seven year old daughter, Ann Elizabeth, accompanied the remains of his and his wife’s 34-hour old baby, little Sue Alice, to Corsicana Monday for interment in Oakwood cemetery, following funeral services at the home of Mr. Stewart’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh R. Stewart, 110 North Fourteenth street.

Hugh Miller Stewart of Houston, brother of Mr. Carl Stewart and Mrs. Stewart’s sisters, Mrs. Douglas Suggs and husband, and Mr. Artie Edward of Dawson were here for the funeral.

Mrs. Hugh Stewart was called to Greenville Sunday, by the birth of little Sue Alice, and Mr. Stewart Monday, by her death.

This marks the first death in the H. R. Stewart family, and their host of friends, join in extending deepest sympathy to the bereft loved ones.

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Essie Mae (Hayes) Craig
Oct 14, 1905 - Mar 7, 1937

FREER WOMAN WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY TUESDAY

Mrs. Essie Mae Craig, 31, died at 5:20 Sunday afternoon in Freer, Texas and the body arrived in Corsicana at 4:35 Tuesday morning, and was taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hayes, East Brady avenue, where the funeral services were held at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, conducted the rites, and burial was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, T. L. Craig, Freer; two children, Jack Wade Craig and Truman Ray Craig, both of Freer; her parents; three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Martin, and Mrs. L. A. Bobo both of Corsicana and Mrs. S. B. Wilder, Troup, and two brothers, Roy Hayes, Hamlin, Texas and Aubrey Hayes, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were R. L. Burney, Chester Hayes, Noble Tyner, S. B. Wilder, William Singleton, Audie Tyner, Marvin Tyner and Dewey Tyner.

Sutherland-McCammon funeral directors had charge of the arrangements.

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Annie Elizabeth (Adcock) Coggins
Nov 12, 1874 - Jul 6, 1948

MRS. ANNIE COGGINS FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AT 3 P.M.

Mrs. Annie Coggins, a resident of Corsicana for the last 30 years died at Baylor Hospital in Dallas Tuesday afternoon. She was 73.

Mrs. Coggins was a member of the First Christian church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, First Christian church pastor, will officiate at the funeral rites.

Survivors are the husband, W. G. Coggins; three sons, Joe, Bobby and Jim Coggins, all of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. A. L. Edwards of Houston, Mrs. D. B. Suggs of Dallas, Mrs. C. A. Stewart of Weatherford, Mrs. L. N. Akery of Houston, and Mrs. Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are Wesley Edens, Jr., Dexter Beauchamp, Fred Ware, Richard Talbot, H. R. Stewart, Preston Garner, C. R. Atkinson and Wesley Edens, Sr.

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MRS. ANNIE COGGINS FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Coggins, 73, longtime Corsicana resident who died in Baylor Hospital in Dallas Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Griffin Funeral Chapel here.

Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. Herbert G. Dudley in charge of the rites.

Mrs. Coggins had resided in Corsicana for the past 30 years. She was a member of the First Christian church.

Survivors were the husband, W. G. Coggins; three sons, Joe, Bobby and Jim Coggins, all of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. A. L. Edwards of Houston, Mrs. D. B. Suggs of Dallas, Mrs. C. A. Stewart of Weatherford, Mrs. L. N. Akery of Houston, and Mrs. Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Wesley Edens, Jr., Dexter Beauchamp, Fred Ware, Richard Talbot, H. R. Stewart, Preston Garner, C. R. Atkinson and Wesley Edens, Sr.

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William Green Coggins
Feb 10, 1873 - Oct 25, 1971

W. G. Coggins

William G. Coggins, 97, a native of Arkansas who had lived in Corsicana since 1918, died Monday at Memorial Hospital. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Haley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Joe N. Coggins of Corsicana, William Robert Coggins of Tyler and James E. Coggins of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Arlie Edwards of Corsicana, Mrs. Harry Clowe Jr. of Corsicana, Mrs. Douglas Suggs of Fort Worth, Mrs. Carl Stewart of Weatherford and Mrs. L. N. Akery of Houston; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joe N. Coggins Jr., Dr. W. R. Coggins Jr., Dr. David Small, O. S. Bryson Jr., Larry Akery, Don Clowe, Wesley Edens and Calvin Holloway.

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Sallie Adaline (Arden) Gafford
Sep 25, 1894 - Jun 24, 1965

Mrs. Gafford Of Tyler Expires

Mrs. Sally Gafford, widow of the late Claude Gafford, formerly of Corsicana, died in Tyler Thursday.

Graveside services are scheduled for Oakwood cemetery here Saturday at 2 p.m.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph C. Gafford; two daughters, Mrs. H. L. Webster and Mrs. Joe Rodriguez; two brothers, Luther Arden and Virgil Arden and three sisters, Mrs. Suzy Willingham, Mrs. Lilliemay Curry and Verta Neal and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Services Held For Mrs. Gafford

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Adaline Gafford, 70, widow of the late Claude Gafford, who died in Tyler Thursday, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Lloyd James Funeral Chapel in Tyler.

Graveside services at Oakwood cemetery here were held Saturday at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Gafford was a retired practical nurse.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph C. Gafford; two daughters, Mrs. H. L. Webster and Mrs. Joe Rodriguez; two brothers, Luther Arden and Virgil Arden and three sisters, Mrs. Suzy Willingham, Mrs. Lilliemay Curry and Verta Neal and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Eunice Lee (Gibson) Franks-Burns
Jan 26, 1908 - Jul 18, 1952

Mrs. Eunice Burns Expires Friday

Mrs. Eunice Lee Burns, 44, died at the family home, 2013 Lamar street, Pasadena, at an early hour Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Colonial Funeral Chapel in Pasadena. A graveside service is to be held at Oakwood cemetery here at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Hale.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Burns, Pasadena; mother, Mrs. Tenie Waters, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. W. G. Bonds and Mrs. Eddie Clemons, both of Houston; Mrs. G. E. McGraw, Pasadena; Mrs. Ruby Owens and Mrs. L. V. Tanner, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Marie Frame, Philadelphia, Pa.; brothers, R. B. Waters, Pasadena and Alfred Waters, U. S. Army in Germany and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul. 18, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband unknown Franks 2nd husband Eugene Burns married Dec. 29, 1932; d/o Scott Gibson & Tennie Naomi (Phillips) Gibson-Waters

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Burns

Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Lee Burns, 33, who died at Pasadena early Friday, were held Saturday. The first service was at 9 a.m. at the colonial Funeral Chapel in Pasadena with Rev. H. B. Hale conducting.

A graveside service was held at Oakwood cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Burns, Pasadena; mother, Mrs. Tenie Waters, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. W. G. Bonds and Mrs. Eddie Clemons, both of Houston; Mrs. G. E. McGraw, Pasadena; Mrs. Ruby Owens and Mrs. L. V. Tanner, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Marie Frame, Philadelphia, Pa.; brothers, R. B. Waters, Pasadena and Alfred Waters, U. S. Army in Germany and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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James Madison Gallaher
Aug 10, 1859 - Dec 14, 1937

AGED HARLINGEN MAN BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD TUESDAY

James M. Gallaher, aged 78 years, oil man at Harlingen for many years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. D. Shivers, 1402 West First avenue, at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. He had made his home here for the past several months.

Funeral services were to be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Shivers, Corsicana, and Miss Alta Gallagher, Harlingen, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be F. C. Stewart, Tommy McClure, Isadore Goldberg, Eldon Megarity, Leslie Wareing and Ellis V. Caldwell.

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Willis Duren Shivers
Aug 30, 1908 - May 21, 1959

W. D. Shivers Dies Thursday

W. D. Shivers, 50, native of Corsicana, Longview resident, died in Baylor Hospital Thursday night following a two weeks’ illness of a heart ailment.

Funeral services will be held at the Welch Funeral Chapel in Longview Saturday at nine a.m. The body will be brought to Corsicana by the Corley Funeral Home and another service will be held here with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Shivers resided in Corsicana all of his life until a few years ago when he moved to Longview. He was in the real estate business in the East Texas City. He was a Baptist deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pat Shivers, Longview; mother, Mrs. T. P. Shivers, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. David Megarity, Corsicana; two brothers, Howard Shivers, Longview, and Tommy Shivers, Freeport; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 22, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Leila Mae “Pat” (Gallaher) Shivers married Jun. 13, 1927; s/o Thomas Plesant Shivers & America Jane (Franks) Shivers

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W. D. Shivers Rites Sunday

Funeral services for W. D. Shivers, 50, Corsicana native, Longview real estate operator, who died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, Thursday, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Welch Funeral Chapel.

The body was brought to Corsicana following the rites in Longview, conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, Tyler First Baptist church pastor, formerly of Corsicana First Baptist church.

Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday at 3 p.m. with Dr. Shamburger in charge.

Shivers resided in Corsicana until moving to Longview a few years ago. He was a deacon in the Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pat Shivers, Longview; mother, Mrs. T. P. Shivers, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. David Megarity, Corsicana; two brothers, Howard Shivers, Longview, and Tommy Shivers, Freeport; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Thomas McClure, Nelson Ross, Robert Copeland, J. T. Hill, Sam Werner and Ferma C. Stewart.

Corley is in charge here.

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W. D. Shivers Rites Sunday

Graveside rites for W. D. Shivers, 50, of Longview, who died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, Thursday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday at 3 p.m. The services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Mann, Longview Baptist minister.

Shivers was reared in Corsicana and went to Longview a few years ago where he entered the real estate business. He was a Baptist deacon.

He was stricken two weeks ago and was taken to the hospital in Dallas.

The body was brought to Corsicana Saturday following a 10 a.m. service from the Welch Funeral Chapel in Longview, conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, and laid in state at the Corley Chapel here until the funeral hour Sunday.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pat Shivers, Longview; mother, Mrs. T. P. Shivers, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. David Megarity, Corsicana; two brothers, Howard Shivers, Longview, and Tommy Shivers, Freeport; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Thomas McClure, Nelson Ross, Robert Copeland, J. T. Hill, Sam Werner and Ferma C. Stewart.

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Idora “Dora” (McCoy) Harrison-Gowan
Dec 27, 1876 - May 30, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. DORA GOWAN

LONG-TIME RESIDENT DIED AT HOME ON SUNDAY MORNING

Mrs. Dora Gowan, aged 60 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eppsy Mash, 1101 West Fourteenth avenue Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Gowan had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.

Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. Mash Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Pallbearers were C. E. Herod, N. F. Patterson, W. B. Gillen, E. B. Travis, W. E. Cunningham and C. K. Jones.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mash, Corsicana; one granddaughter, Mrs. E. L. Travis, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Marshall, Fort Worth.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 31, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William M. Harrison per daughter Eppsy Herod’s death certificate 2nd husband Thomas J. “Tom” Gowan married Jul. 16, 1911; d/o John McCoy

Irene (Smith) O’Conner
Dec 3, 1911 - May 30, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY MRS. IRENE O’CONNER

Mrs. Irene O’Conner, aged 25 years, died at the family home 1035 South Fifteenth street, Sunday morning at 7 o’clock. The funeral services were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Smith, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. F. O. Warren, Corsicana; Mrs. L. M. Courtney, Dallas, and Mrs. Leslie Lewellen, Tarrant, Texas, and a grandmother, Mrs. Mary Smith, Dallas.

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Eppsy Lena (Harrison) Mash-Herod
Apr 4, 1893 - Oct 30, 1969

Mrs. Herod Rites Slated

Mrs. C. E. (Eppsy) Herod, 76, former Corsicana resident, died Thursday in a Palestine nursing home. A native of Waco, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Palestine and was a 50-year member of the Woodman Circle.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Hassell-Foster Funeral Chapel in Palestine with the Rev. W. M. White officiating.

Graveside rites and burial will follow here Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Eskin of Mexia officiating.

Pallbearers will be Tom Watford, Jerry Travis, E. B. Travis, Noble Patterson, N. F. Patterson and Ted Campbell.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elvie L. (Nadia) Travis of Palestine.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct. 31, 1969
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Otis Asberry Mash married Apr. 20, 1910 2nd husband Clint Earnest Herod married Dec. 15, 1937; d/o William M. Harrison per death certificate & Idora “Dora” (McCoy) Harrison- Gowan

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Herod Services

Funeral services were held Saturday in Palestine at 10 a.m. with burial and graveside rites here at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. C. E. (Eppsy) Herod, 76, who died Thursday in Palestine. She was a former resident of Corsicana and Mexia. The Rev. Joe Eakin of Mexia officiated at the graveside rites.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elvie. L. (Nadia) Travis of Palestine.

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Clint Earnest Herod
Jan 2, 1884 - Mar 3, 1966

Clint E. Herod Dies Thursday

Clint E. Herod, 82, formerly of Corsicana, died in Mexia Thursday morning. He was a native of Thornton.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Mexia with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Eakin, pastor, and Rev. Bob Herod, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Mexia; a daughter, Mrs. E. L. Travis, Palestine; a son, Willie B. Herod, Houston; five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Mona Gilpin, Mrs. Snoda Foster and Mrs. Mozelle Gambil, all of Dallas; two brothers, Hugh Herod, Dallas, and Guy Herod, Los Angeles, Calif.; a nephew, Clint Herod, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Schultz, Grover C. Humpfus, T. C. Simmons, Amon Cook, O. A. Harrymen, N. B. Hyden, E. B. Travis and Noble Patterson.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 3, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Harrietta/Harriett (Aspley) Harrison 2nd wife Eppsy Lena (Harrison) Mash-Herod married Dec. 25, 1937; s/o George Washington Herod & Mary Edith (McKenzie) Herod

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Clint E. Herod Services Held

Friday rites were held at 2 p.m. in Mexia First Baptist Church for Clint E. Herod, 82, former Corsicanan who died in a Mexia hospital Thursday. He was a native of Thornton.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, here. Conducting were Rev. Joe Eakin, pastor, and Rev. Bob Herod, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Mexia; a daughter, Mrs. E. L. Travis, Palestine; a son, Willie B. Herod, Houston; five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Mona Gilpin, Mrs. Snoda Foster and Mrs. Mozelle Gambil, all of Dallas; two brothers, Hugh Herod, Dallas, and Guy Herod, Los Angeles, Calif.; a nephew, Clint Herod, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Schultz, Grover C. Humpfus, T. C. Simmons, Amon Cook, O. A. Harrymen, N. B. Hyden, E. B. Travis and Noble Patterson.

Corley directed.

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Evelyn Callicutt
Dec 1, 1896 - Jul 28, 1937

EVELYN CALLICUTT DIED WEDNESDAY IN DALLAS HOSPITAL

FUNERAL FOR CORSICANAN FRIDAY MORNING FROM FAMILY HOME

Miss Evelyn Callicutt, 37, daughter of Judge and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, died at 8:30 Wednesday evening at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, following a lingering illness and recent operation. Funeral services are planned for 9:30 Friday morning at the family residence, 1244 West Fourth avenue, and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are her parents; one brother, John S. Callicutt, Jr., Freer; and three sisters, Miss Julia Callicutt, Corsicana; Mrs. D. D. Hanks, El Paso and Mrs. E. T. Caster, Nichols, Fla.

Pallbearers will be Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Harry Jack, Charlie Croft, Joe Simpkins, Joe E. Anderson, and Sydney Marks.

Miss Callicutt was a graduate of Corsicana High School and Southern Methodist University, Dallas. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and was a former national inspector for the sorority.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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Boyd (Frost) Calkins
Sep 5, 1889 - Mar 24, 1937

MRS. R. L. CALKINS DIED WEDNESDAY AT FAMILY HOME HERE

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR POPULAR NATIVE OF CORSICANA THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Calkins, aged 47 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday afternoon after a lingering illness were held from the family home, Mills Drive, Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Calkins was a member.

Mrs. Calkins was formerly Miss Boyd Frost, daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. Sam R. Frost, pioneers of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, a son, R. L. Calkins, Jr.; a daughter, Louise Calkins; four sisters, Mrs. A. N. Justiss, Mrs. George Jester, Mrs. Max D. Allmon and Mrs. Guy M. Gibson; two brothers, Barry Frost, all of Corsicana, and Roger Frost, Rio Grande Valley.

Pallbearers were R. L. Dublin, O. M. Boynton, F. R. McKie, Ted B. Ferguson, H. R. Stroube, J. N. Garitty and Charlie Holloway.

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

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Mary Bain (May) DeChaume
Aug 19, 1904 - Feb 25, 1953

Mrs. DeChaume Rites Thursday

Mrs. George T. DeChaume, 48, 2108 Corsicana street, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night. She was a native of Navarro county.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the North Side Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. M. Cheek, pastor, and Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Rice Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Faye Payne, Houston; two granddaughters, Verna Lynn and Leila Ann Payne, both of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Joe M. Seale and Mrs. T. C. Curtis, both of Corsicana; Mrs. R. E. Ware, Roane; and Mrs. Alta Albritton, Kerens; two brothers, A. C. May, Mexia; and Frank May, Waco.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb. 25, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Thomas DeChaume married Jun. 2, 1923 d/o William Henry May & Mary Alice (Hall) May buried in Bazette cemetery

George Thomas DeChaume
Mar 2, 1896 - Feb 11, 1970

DeChaume Rites Set Saturday

George T. DeChaume, 73, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Rising Star, Tex., he had lived most of his life in Corsicana. He was a retired employe of Lone Star Gas Company and a member of Northside Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of World War 1.

Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Chapel with the Rev. J. W. Dammon officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Faye Midgett of Houston; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Bridges of Corsicana, Mrs. Rosa Mae Block of Crawford, and Mrs. Mary Dell King of Seymour; seven brothers, Henry D. of San Francisco, Langston of Crawford, Frank of Dawson, Billy of Dallas, Travis of Crawford, Eugene of Roane, and Luke of Waco; and a stepmother, Mrs. Rosie Emerson of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb. 13, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Mary Bain (May) DeChaume married Jun. 2, 1923; s/o Henry D. DeChaume & assumed Texia (Powell) DeChaume

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DeChaume Rites

The Rev. J. W. Dammon officiated for funeral services for George T. DeChaume, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Service time was 2 p. m. and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters, seven brothers, and a stepmother.

Pallbearers were R. O. Hammock, James Langford, Aubrey Seale, Andy Payne, Carol Williams and Ed Slaughter.

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Mamie Louise DeChaume
Mar 11, 1954 - Mar 20, 1954

Dechaume Baby Services Monday

Mamie Louise DeChaume, 5-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. DeChaume of Rice, died Saturday in Memorial hospital.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Cleon Flanagan, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Betty Jane, and two brothers, Billy Ray and William DeChaume, all of Rice, and grandparents, Mrs. R. V. DeChaume, Osage, Texas; Mrs. L. B. Hodge, Waxahachie, and W. H. Capehart, Corsicana.

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Sammie Rae Adams
Sep 16, 1936 - Jan 6, 1937

BABY GIRL DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT; BURIAL THURSDAY

Funeral services for Sammie Rae Adams, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Adams, 818 South Eighteenth street, who died Wednesday night at 9 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, assisted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and a grandmother, Mrs. M. E. Adams, San Angelo.

The arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Richard Williams
Jan 20, 1880 - Sep 14, 1937

C. R. WILLIAMS DIED HERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Charles R. Williams aged 57 years resident of Corsicana for the past 23 years, died at his home on North Seventh street early Tuesday morning. The funeral will be held from the family home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist Protestant minister of Tehuacana.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Eula Mae McCartney, Corsicana; four brothers, A. H. Williams, Tennessee; James R. Williams, Walter Williams and Floyd R. Williams, all of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, Kerens, and Mrs. Annie Stokes, Corbet.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. R. WILLIAMS WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Charles R. Williams, aged 57 years, who died early Tuesday morning, were held from the family home on North Seventh street, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist Protestant minister of Tehuacana. Mr. Williams had resided here for the past 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Eula Mae McCartney, Corsicana; four brothers, A. H. Williams, Tennessee; James R. Williams, Walter Williams and Floyd R. Williams, all of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, Kerens, and Mrs. Annie Stokes, Corbet.

Sutherland – McCammon in charge.

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James R. “Jim” Williams, Jr.
Dec 29, 1889 - Mar 7, 1972

J. R. Williams

Services for James R. Williams, 82, longtime resident of Navarro County, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley’s Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Williams died Tuesday in Twilight Home.

A native of Tennessee, he had lived in Navarro County since 1897. He was a member of the Northside Baptist church.

Survivors include one son, Damon Williams of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Opel Williams Morrison of Dallas, and Mrs. Frances Lambdin of Dallas; one grandchild; and one brother Floyd R. Williams of Corsicana.

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J. R. Williams

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Chapel for James R. Williams, 82, longtime Navarro County resident who died Tuesday at Twilight Home. The Rev. David Hale officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wallace Pryor, W. H. Jeter, M. H. Statham, James Scoggins, Harold Andrews and Harvey Hingten.

Surviving are one son, Damon Williams, Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Opel Morrison and Mrs. Frances Lambdin, both of Dallas; one brother, Floyd R. Williams, Corsicana; and one grandchild.

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Diana Lynn Abbe
B&D Mar 5, 1965

Abbe Infant Services Held

Graveside funeral services were held in Oakwood cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday for Diana Lynn Abbe, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David G. Abbe of Corsicana, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. B. W. Johnson conducted the service. Corley directed.

Surviving are the parents; grandparents., Mr. and Mrs. Leo G. Abbe, Waco; and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Easley, Corsicana; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. U. C. Ferguson, Cleburne; Willie Easley, Olney, and Mrs. Fannie Merworth, Abilene.

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Hugh Boyd Hooker
Apr 23, 1882 - Mar 4 1965

Services For H. B. Hooker Are Held Saturday

Final rites were held Saturday at 11 a.m. here for H. B. Hooker, 83, who died Thursday at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home in Corsicana.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, following services in the Corley Chapel. Rev. Gene Mills officiated.

Hooker is survived by his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Harry and Loyd Hooker, both of Houston; six daughters, Mrs. E. E. Owens, Houston; Mrs. Claude Hill, San Antonio; Mrs. Preston L. Jones, Galveston; Mrs. Vera Woodard, Sundown; Mrs. M. W. Andrews, Corsicana; and Mrs. Ruby Horn, San Francisco, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were E. L. Andrews, V. J. Andrews, W. L. Andrews, Theo McCluney, Loyd Robertson, H. H. Roberson, C. O. Whitley and Dewey Hickson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Mar. 6, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Willie (Woods) Hooker married Jan. 13, 1902 2nd Millie (Haste) Hooker married Nov. 2, 1935 (not sure the second one is his wife)

Eldoro (Ferguson) Bryan
Dec 1, 1892 - Mar 4, 1965

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Bryan

Graveside services in Oakwood cemetery were held Saturday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Eldora Ferguson Bryan, wife of W. R. Bryan, 3002 Salem street, Irving. Mrs. Bryan died Thursday in Dallas. The Bryans were former residents of Corsicana.

Stephen L. Massie, minister of the First Christina Church of Corsicana, officiated.

Surviving are her husband of Irving; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Louise Ruge, Irving; Mrs. Callie Wiegle, Dallas, and Mrs. Tommie Carroll, Kerens; two brothers, J. B. Ferguson, Farmington, N. M.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Mar. 6, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Robert “Bill” Bryan married Feb. 11, 1917; d/o Calvin Coleman Ferguson & Mary Louise (Deckerd) Ferguson

William Robert “Bill” Bryan
Oct 20, 1895 - Apr 9, 1966

W. R. Bryan, 74, Dies Harlingen

W. R. Bryan 74, died Saturday morning in Harlingen, Texas.

The body will be returned to Corsicana for funeral services Monday at 10:30 a.m. from Corley Chapel. The Rev. Don Walker, pastor of Kerens Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edith Williams of Harlingen, and Mrs. Evelyn Robins of Denton.

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Monday Rites For Bill Bryan

Services will be held at the Corley Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. for W. R. (Bill) Bryan, 71-year-old retired Humble employee, who died at Harlingen Friday night.

Bryan, born in Lebanon, Collin County. He was married to the former Eldoro Ferguson, a native of Corsicana, who passed away in 1964.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. V. L. Williams of Harlingen and Mrs. J. D. Robbins of Denton.

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Bryan Services Held Monday

Funeral services for W. R. (Bill) Bryan, 70, retired Humble employe, were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the Kerens Baptist church officiated.

Bryan, who died in Harlingen Friday night was married to former Eldora Ferguson, a native of Corsicana who died 1964.

Bryan is survived by two sisters, Mrs. V. L. Williams of Harlingen and Mrs. J. D. Robbins, of Denton.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charles Johnson, William Ruge, James Williams, O. E. Bryan, J. G. Dyer and J. D. Spencer.

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Nellie Haynes (Foster) Layton
Aug 11, 1868 - Sep 22, 1937

MRS. W. M. LAYTON DIED LAST NIGHT IN LAREDO; BURIAL HERE

FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FROM CHURCH OF CHRIST FIRDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. W. M. Layton, aged 69 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died in Laredo Wednesday night at 11 o’clock after a several weeks illness. She and her husband were visiting their daughter, Mrs. Carl Bergman, and family at the time she was stricken and her condition did not improve enough for her to return to her home.

Funeral services are planned for Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Church of Christ with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ, of which she had been a long-time member.

Mrs. Layton was born in Tennessee, but came to Texas, settling in Ellis county 57 years ago. She had resided in Corsicana for the past 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Roy Layton, Teague; Arthur Layton, Tyler; Robert Layton, Corsicana, and Lexie Layton, Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Bergman; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, four brothers, W. J. W. Foster, Corsicana; S. H. Foster, Tyler; Sid Foster, Athens and Judge A. E. Foster, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Karnes and Mrs. Hautie Wigley, both of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Trim Houston, Lawrence Nolan, C. A. Devaney, B. T. Farrar, Roy Harrison and Lonnie Murphy.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 23, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Willis Madison Layton married Feb. 4, 1886; d/o William Jefferson Foster & Annie Elizabeth (Wooten) Foster

Willis Madison Layton
Feb 17, 1857 - Jun 24, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES WILLIS M. LAYTON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

LONG TIME RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED HERE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Willis Madison Layton, aged 85 years, long-time Corsicana resident, died at his home, 412 West Tenth avenue, Wednesday night following an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ of which he was an elder and charter member, Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by T. B. Thompson, Tyler, former minister of the local congregation. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Simpson county, Mississippi, Mr. Layton came to Texas when 18 years of age, first settling in Johnson county, but moving to Ellis county a short time later. The family came to Corsicana over 50 years ago.

Mr. Layton came to Corsicana as manager of the T Store, and later was connected with Jarrell-Elliott Department Store. He was employed at an ice company for 20 years before his retirement a number of years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Roy W. Layton, Corsicana; Arthur Layton, Dayton, Ohio; Robert and Lexie Layton, both of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Brooks, Moran, Texas, and Mrs. Carl E. Bergman, Laredo; two brothers, W. P. Layton, Dallas and J. B. Layton, Ennis; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He had long been prominent in church affairs, and until failing health, a few months ago, was a familiar figure here and was well-known.

Mr. Layton for the past several years following the death of his wife had spent the winter months with his daughter in Laredo and frequently visited relatives in various sections of the country, making the trips alone.

Sutherland-McCammon in charge.

Pallbearers will be J. A. Sowell, Roy Harrison, Dr. Will Miller, B. T. Farrar, Harold Borg, E. E. Smith and C. A. Deveney.

Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of the Church of Christ and friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 25, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife E. J. (Rogers) Layton married Dec. 20, 1877 died Jan. 2, 1880 buried in Russell Creek-Lemley Cem., Ranger, Tx.—mother of Ida (Layton) Brooks 2nd wife Nellie Haynes (Foster) Layton married Feb. 4, 1886 s/o James M. Layton and Melinda (Turner) Layton

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. M. LAYTON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Willis Madison Layton, 85, pioneer Corsicanan, who died Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by T. B. Thompson of Tyler, former minister of the local congregation. Mr. Layton was an elder and charter member of the Church of Christ. He had been ill for several weeks.

A native of Simpson county, Mississippi, he came to Johnson county, Texas, when 18 years of age, and later resided in Ellis county before moving to Corsicana more than 50 years ago. He was manager of the T Store and later was with Jarrell-Elliott Department Store. Prior to his retirement several years ago, he had been connected with a local ice company for 20 years.

Surviving are four sons, Roy W. Layton, Corsicana; Arthur Layton, Dayton, Ohio; Robert and Lexia Layton, both of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Brooks, Moran, and Mrs. Carl E. Bergman, Laredo; two brothers, W. P. Layton, Dallas, and J. B. Layton, Ennis; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. A. Sowell, Roy Harrison, Dr. Will Miller, B. T. Farrar, Harold Borg, E. E. Smith and C. A. Deveney.

Honorary pallbearers were elders and deacons of the Church of Christ and friends of the family.

Out-of-Town People
Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the rites included Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Layton, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Layton, Ennis; Mrs. Tilda Layton, Ennis; Mrs. Lon Layton, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Anderson, Waco; Mrs. J. B. Hoben, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Sul Ross, Waco; C. D. Orr, Waco; B. V. Henegar, Dallas; J. M. Henegar, Tyler; Jesse Johnston, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Vandergriff and son; Jimmie Clyde Vandergriff, Jr., Dallas; Robert Maynard, Dallas.

A. Robertson, Jacksonville; William Stubbs, Ennis; George Stubbs, Ennis; Sgt. Roy Layton, Jr., Brooks Field, San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Aschternacht, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bailey, Tyler; S. H. Foster, Waco; Miss Myrtle Foster, Dallas; Mrs. Mietha Foster, Dallas; Robert Layton, Jr., Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wilkerson, Waxahachie; Mrs. John H. Horton, Teague; Jerry and Layton Bergman, both of Laredo, and others.

Sutherland-McCammon in charge.

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Annie Bell (Thompson) Ray
Feb 19, 1996 - Jul 17, 1937

CHATFIELD WOMAN WAS BURIED THERE SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Annie Bell Ray, wife of W. R. Ray, Chatfield died at 2 o’clock Saturday morning and funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Chatfield Methodist church and interment was made in the Chatfield cemetery. Rev. W. M. Justice conducted the rites.

Surviving are her husband, five children, Webb Ray, Jr., Jim Ray, Mrs. Julia Phillips, Mrs. Christine Cleveland and Mary Jane Ray, all of Chatfield; one sister, Mrs. Mary Pariton of Mabank; and two brothers, G. N. Thompson, Mabank, and E. G. Thompson of Corsicana.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the services.

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Webb Riddle Ray
Dec 21, 1878 - Apr 2, 1964

W. R. Ray Rites Held Friday

Funeral services for W. R. Ray, 85, were at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Chatfield Methodist church. Burial was in the New Chatfield cemetery.

Conducting the rites was Rev. Don Johnson, pastor fo the church.

A native of Sherman and resident at Chatfield, Ray died in the Twilight Home Thursday morning.

He had lived at the home two years and prior to that time had resided in Chatfield 35 years. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors are two sons, U. W. Ray, Chatfield, and J. W. Ray, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. A. K. McNew, Mrs. W. R. Koons, and Mrs. Nora Mason, all of Houston; and Mrs. J. O. Cleveland, San Antonio; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Ray, Palacios; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Night, Houston; Mrs. K. C. Countryman, Kaufman, and Mrs. Berdie Langer, Palacios, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. B. Kirby, Morris Kirby, Wayne Hadley, R. T. Gowan, George Hodge and J. C. Griffin.

Corley directed.

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Michael Wayne Ray
Dec 21, 1958 - Mar 22, 1959

Ennis Child Is Buried Monday

Michael Wayne Ray, three-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Uyless Ray of 405 Belknap, Ennis, died in Memorial Hospital early Sunday. The child was born, December 21, 1958,

Funeral services were held from the Chatfield Methodist church Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gene Welch and Rev. Marvin James.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Susanne, all of Ennis and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. U. W. Ray, Chatfield, and Mr. and Mrs. John Rose, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. w. Sills, Jr.; Raymond Jakubik, A. B. Moore and Dale McAdams.

Corley directed.

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INFANT SON Adams
B&D Jun 27, 1937

Infant Died Here Sunday Afternoon; Buried Chatfield

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams, 208 East Third avenue, who died Sunday afternoon were held at Chatfield at 20 o’clock Monday morning. Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mattie Virginia (Denbow) Little
Aug 20, 1875 - Apr 25, 1937

MRS. MATTIE LITTLE DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. Mattie V. Little, aged 61 years, resident of Corsicana for the past eight years, died at the family residence, 619 North Main Street, Sunday night at 10 o’clock.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here, and Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Oliver Little, Corsicana; Will Little, Fort Worth, and Jimmie Little, Chatfield; three daughters, Mrs. Rowe Guines, Blessing; Mrs. C. Patterson, Fort Worth, and Mrs. C. W. Heifner, Corsicana; two brothers, Dave Denbow, Drane, and George Denbow, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. George Calloway, Chatfield, and Mrs. Joe Fluker, Hester, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 26, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James L. Little married Jun. 2, 1895; d/o James Alexander “Jimmie” Denbow & Seleta Elizabeth (Davidson) Denbow

James Napoleon Little, Sr.
Oct 3, 1905 - May 27, 1965

Rancher Found Dead Thursday Near Chatfield

J. N. Little, Sr., 59, Chatfield merchant-rancher, was found dead about 9 p.m. Thursday in his pasture after a search was instituted when he did not return home.

Howe French, justice of the peace, who conducted an investigation, said that his coroner’s verdict will be “death from natural causes.” It appeared that the truck had become mired in mud and he had tried to extricate the vehicle. Judge French said that he was found near the truck lying under a shade tree with no evidence of a struggle, indicating he had apparently become ill and laid down to rest. Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, Deputy Pitts, Corsicana emergency corp, and neighbors joined in the search.

Native of Rice, he had resided at Chatfield all of his life.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the New Chatfield cemetery. Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Jimmy N. Little, Jr., two grandsons, Mike and Larry Little, all of Chatfield; two brothers, Oliver Little, Eureka, and Bill Little, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Patterson and Mrs. Clarence Heifner, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be B. F. Easterling, J. Floyd Smith, George Hodge, Ed Ellington, W. M. Harper, Don Farmer, Byron Kirby and Dillard Ellington.

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J. N. Little, Sr. Rites Saturday

Final rites for J. N. Little, sr., 59, Chatfield merchant-rancher, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m with burial in the New Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church, of which he was a steward.

Little was found Thursday about 9 p.m. near where his pick-up truck had been mired in the mud. He was reported lying under a shade tree after being unsuccessful in getting the truck out of the mud, and is believed to have become ill while going for help.

Relatives, friends, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, Deputy Pitts and the Corsicana Emergency Corps joined in a search for Little after he failed to return home late in the afternoon after going to a leased pasture to look after his cattle.

Howe French, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes after an investigation.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Jimmy N. Little, Jr., two grandsons, Mike and Larry Little, all of Chatfield; two brothers, Oliver Little, Eureka, and Bill Little, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Patterson and Mrs. Clarence Heifner, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be B. F. Easterling, J. Floyd Smith, George Hodge, Ed Ellington, W. M. Harper, Don Farmer, Byron Kirby and Dillard Ellington.

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Charles Boyington Renwick
Jun 15, 1960 - May 5, 1937

Aged Dawson Man Buried Thursday

DAWSON, May 8.—(AP)—Funeral services for C. B. Renwick, 76 years of age who died at his home here Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon from the Baptist church and with the Masonic Lodge in charge of burial.

Surviving are his wife and several grown children.

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Suvilla Virginia “Jennie” (Alldredge) Kennedy
May 8, 1873 - Nov 25, 1937

LONG TIME NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT IS BURIED ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. H. T. Kennedy, aged 64 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, who died at her home in the Pickett community Thursday afternoon at 12:15 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Methodist church at Dawson. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams of Fort Worth and Rev. R. W. Mason.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Joe H. Kennedy Houston; Charles Kennedy, Houston; Berry Kennedy, Lubbock, and Riley Kennedy, Lamesa; four daughters, Mrs. Tom Walters, Pickett; Mrs. J. L. Mann, Corsicana; Mrs. O. C. Whatley, Houston; and Mrs. Ed Lawson, Eagle Pass; one half brother, J. W. Abbott, Elk City, Okla., 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Suvilla Virginia “Jennie (Alldredge) Kennedy
May 8, 1873 - Nov. 25, 1937

Mrs. H. T. Kennedy, 64, a resident of Navarro County for many years, died at the family residence at Pickett at 12:15 Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Dawson Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. J. F. Adams of Fort Worth and Rev. R. W. Mason conducting the rites. The body will remain at the home until the funeral.

Surviving are her husband; four sons, Joe H. Kennedy, Houston; Charles Kennedy, Houston; Berry Kennedy, Lubbock and Riley Kennedy, Lamesa; four daughters Mrs. Tom Walters, Pickett; Mrs. J. L. Mann, Corsicana; Mrs. O. C. Whatley, Houston and Mrs. Ed Lawson, Eagle Pass and one half-brother, J. W. Abbott, Elk City, Okla; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mrs. Kennedy was born in Alabama but moved to Navarro County at an early age, and had resided here since that time.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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In Memoriam

In loving memory of our mother, Mrs. H. T. Kennedy, who passed away November 25, 1937.

A wonderful mother, woman and aid,
One who was better God never made;
A wonderful worker, so loyal and true,
One in a million—that, Mother, was you.
Just in your judgment, always right;
Honest and liberal, ever upright;
Loved by your friends and all who knew,
Our wonderful mother—that mother was you.

HER CHILDREN.

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James Henry McCulloch
Aug 15, 1859 - Sep 13, 1937

J. H. M’CULLOCH, PIONEER RESIDENT OF DAWSON, DIES

DAWSON, Sept. 13.—(Spl.)—J. H. McCulloch, pioneer resident of Dawson, died at his home here Monday morning and funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning from the First Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. M. Buttrill, pastor. Burial will be in the
Dawson cemetery.

Mr. McCulloch came to Dawson in 1880 and had taken prominent part in the community since that time. He was engaged in the gin business at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, six children, three sons, W. H. McCulloch, Dawson; J. L. McCulloch, Dawson; D. A. McCulloch, Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Carroll, Waxahachie; Mrs. H. M. Huber, Galveston; Mrs. H. A. Garner, Dawson, and other relatives.

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Emma Josephine (Blakney) Young
Feb 14, 1862 - May 31, 1937

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED SUDDENLY

Mrs. John H. Young, aged 75 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died suddenly at her home in the Griffin school community several miles east of Dawson Monday night at 8:30 o’clock. She was ill only a few minutes.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Dawson; four children, Will Young, Dawson; Roy Young, Dawson; Mrs. Virgie Merrell, Corsicana, and Mrs. Emma Horn, Oklahoma; a number of grandchildren, four brothers, G. A. Blakney, Corsicana; Bob Blakney, Powell, Fusell Blakney, Powell, and Charles Blakney, Ranger, and two sisters, Miss Fannie Blakney, Powell, and Mrs. Edna Flanagan, Kemp.

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Mable Jo Stevenson
Jan 3, 1934 - May 25, 1937

Funeral Services For Little Girl Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mabel Stevenson, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Stevenson of Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night at 8 o’clock were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was made in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fletcher.

Surviving are the parents and two sisters.

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Pete Secar Humphries, Sr.
May 18, 1860 - Jan 5, 1943

PETE S. HUMPHRIES DIED HERE TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Pete S. Humphries, age 82 years, died about noon Tuesday at his home, 1224 West Twelfth avenue. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Goff will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. Humphries was a native of Georgia. He had been a resident of Corsicana for six years.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Von Humphries, California; P. S. Humphries, Jr., Beaumont; M. L. Humphries, two grandchildren and other relatives.

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RITES THURSDAY FOR PETE HUMPHRIES WHO DIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for Pete S. Humphries, age 82 years, who died at his home here Tuesday, will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Goff will officiate and burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Pete S. Humphries Buried Thursday in Hamilton Cemetery

Funeral rites for Pete S. Humphries, 82, were held at the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Jack Goff officiated.

Survivors are his wife, three sons, two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Ellen S. Knight
Apr 16, 1870 - Apr 26, 1937

MISS ELLEN KNIGHT DIED HERE MONDAY; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

Miss Ellen Knight, age 67 years, died at the family home on South Thirty-fifth street at 9 o’clock Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment will be made.

Surviving are a brother, Will M. Knight, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Molloy Yancy, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 26, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; d/o Andrew Knight & Lessie/Lizzie (Beckham) Knight per death certificate (her brother Will & sister Minnie are buried in Eureka)

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