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Willis B. Dorsey
Jul 10, 1870 - Nov 20, 1937

WILLIS B. DORSEY DIED SATURDAY AND BURIED ON MONDAY

Willis B. Dorsey, aged 67 years, retired barber, died at his home, 413 West Tenth avenue, Saturday night at 9 o’clock. Funeral services were held from the chapel at the Corley Funeral Home Monday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Englewood charge, former pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, assisted by Rev. B. B. Byus, new pastor of the church.

Mr. Dorsey had been in ill health for two years. He was a native of Missouri, but had been engaged in the barber business in Corsicana for many years and was well-known here.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. R. Claybrook, Dallas; Mrs. J. C. Duff and Mrs. W. C. Younger, both of Corsicana; a son, W. B. Dorsey, Dalhart; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, four brothers, O. M. Dorsey, Wichita Falls; L. Dorsey, Palacios; Henson Dorsey, Lubbock, and Al Dorsey, Los Angeles, Calif.; and four sisters, Mrs. Joe James, Palacios; Mrs. J. L. Newsom, Iredell; Mrs. Walter James, Lamesa, and Mrs. Berry Billingsley, Kopperal.

Pallbearers were Robert E. Layton, Wit King, Norman Hardin, Barney Brewster, C. A. Langston, J. F. Carson, A. S. Neal and John C. Hughes.

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William Ray “Willie/Bill” Dorsey
Aug 1, 1901 - Aug 17, 1964

W. R. Dorsey Services Set On Wednesday

Funeral services for Willie Ray Dorsey, 63, who died in a Lubbock hospital Monday morning of a heart attack, will be held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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

Dorsey was reared in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. He resided in Lubbock for a number of years and was administer of the hospital in which he died.

Surviving are his wife of Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Seth, Fritch; a son Michael Dorsey, Lubbock; mother, Mrs. W. B. Dorsey, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. C. R. Claybrook, Dallas; Mrs. J. C. Duff and Mrs. W. C. Younger, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley will direct,

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug. 18, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Corsicana High School Grad. - h/o Rydle Mae (Stewart) Dorsey-Seth buried in Llano cemetery, Amarillo, Tx. (Rydle married Albin D. Seth Feb. 4, 1972—dau. Patricia Ann (Dorsey) Seth married William Albin Seth)

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Hold Services W. R. Dorsey

Final rites for Willie Ray Dorsey, 63, who died in Lubbock Monday of a heart attack, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

The services were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Reared in Corsicana, Dorsey was administrator of the hospital in which he died.

Surviving are his wife of Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Seth, Fritch; a son Michael Dorsey, Lubbock; mother, Mrs. W. B. Dorsey, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. C. R. Claybrook, Dallas; Mrs. J. C. Duff and Mrs. W. C. Younger, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Evan Winfield Teague
Sep 29, 1847 - Aug 21, 1937

NINETY-YEAR OLD MAN BURIED TODAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Evan W. Teague, 90, a resident of Navarro county for 12 years, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Becky Read of Corbet after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made.

Surviving are one son, J. A. Teague, Campbell, Mo.; two brothers, Ab Teague, Tulsa, Okla., and Billy Teague, Corsicana, one sister, Mrs. Read, Corbet.

Leslie G. Thomas, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, conducted the funeral rites.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 22, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Katie (unk) Teague S/o Abner Teague (son is John Abner Teague born 1877 – daughter Callie (Teague) Hume)

Jonathan Delano Ingham, Sr.
Aug 14, 1859 - May 22, 1937

RESIDENT RETREAT COMMUNITY BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

J. D. Ingham, 77, died at the family home at Retreat at 11 o’clock Saturday night, and funeral services were held and interment made in Hamilton cemetery at 5:30 Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are his widow; four sons, Sam H. Ingham, Charles Ingham, Earl Ingham and J. D. Ingham, Jr., and one sister, Miss Jessie Ingham, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Albert Young, Charlie Livingston, Posey Wilson, Sam Norwood, Irwin Sandlin, Dock Martin and Tom Hill.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Sutherland-McCammon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 24, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Emma Nancy (Highnote) Ingham married Dec. 23, 1894; s/o Samuel D. Ingham & Emma (Johnston) Ingham buried in Old Pursley cemetery

Lillian Faye Chapman
Aug 6, 1922 - Dec 15, 1937

YOUNG GIRL BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY 4 P.M. THURSDAY

Funeral services for Lillian Faye Chapman, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Chapman of Zion’s Rest, who died Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are her parents, two sisters, Pauline and Beatrice Chapman, two brothers, Leonard and Thomas Chapman, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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INFANT SON Wilson
B&D Sep 14, 1937

Infant Is Buried In Hamilton Cemetery

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Wilson of Pickett who died Tuesday were held Wednesday with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary M. (Hodges) Erwin
Jun 1, 1890 - Dec 18, 1937

MRS. MARY ERWIN BURIED SUNDAY IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Mrs. Mary M. H. Erwin, aged 47 years, died at the family home, 1500 South Fifteenth street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Second Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church and Rev. A. W. Luper of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana.

Mrs. Erwin was active in the work of the Second Baptist church for a number of years until ill health two years ago caused her retirement.

Surviving are her husband, J. E. Erwin, Corsicana; a son, O. C. Erwin, Breckenridge; father, George W. Hodges, Erwin, Texas; mother, Mrs. Julia Rutledge, Washington, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. W. L. Morris and Mrs. Lillie Tate, both of Erwin; and Mrs. Bessie Fox, Oklahoma and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. L. Leathers, T. B. Rutherford, George Nokes, Carl Parsons, Dave Sawyer, Elmer Howard and Moody Liddell.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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James Emmett “Mell” Erwin
Oct 21, 1881 - May 7, 1956

Mell Erwin Dies Monday Morning

J. E. (Mell) Erwin, 74, retired carpenter, died at the Hilliard Home, 308 West Seventh avenue Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the missionary Baptist church Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ray Brooks at Henderson.

Erwin was born Oct. 21, 1881, in Alabama, but had resided in Navarro county and Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, O. C. Erwin, Electra; a great-granddaughter, Patsy Hendricks, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Sheila K. Erwin, and a grandson, Raymond E. Erwin, both of Electra; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Hilliard, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Frank Leathers, J. C. Stover, R. L. Russell, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Tom Stringer, J. S. Hatfield, and John Bryan.

Corley will direct.

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Tuesday Services For Mell Erwin

Funeral services for J. E. (Mell) Erwin, 74, retired carpenter, who died at the Hilliard Home, 308 West Seventh avenue Monday morning were held from the Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ray Brooks of Henderson and the Rev. H. S. McNeal, with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Alabama, Erwin had resided in Navarro county for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana, a son, O. C. Erwin, Electra; a great-granddaughter, Patsy Hendricks, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Sheila K. Erwin, and a grandson, Raymond E. Erwin, both of Electra; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Hilliard, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Leathers, J. C. Stover, R. L. Russell, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Tom Stringer, J. S. Hatfield, John Bryan and John R. Corley.

Corley directed.

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Fred Gordon Erwin
Feb 21, 1887 - Mar 10, 1956

Sunday Services For F. G. Erwin

Fred Gordon Erwin, 68, died Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. B. Hilliard, 308 West Seventh avenue.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor, and Dr. A. J. Kirkland, Henderson, former pastor here.

Surviving are the sister, a brother, J. E. Erwin; a nephew, O. C. Erwin, all of Corsicana; a grand-nephew and a grand-niece.

Pallbearers were Lee Russell, Louis Wolens, Otis Atkeisson, Sam Davidson, John Hatfield, Tom Stringer, Gus Manderville, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Dr. E. H. Newton, John Bryant, Bill Hardie and John Corley.

Corley directed.

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Bettie (Sanford) Erwin
Jul 14, 1859 – Oct 26, 1938

AGED WOMAN DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT; BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. Bettie Erwin, aged 79 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at her home 727 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Second Baptist church with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Erwin had resided in Navarro county for 43 years, and in Corsicana for the past 28 years. She had long been an active and consecrated member and leader in the Second Baptist church here.

Surviving are two sons, J. E. Erwin and F. G. Erwin, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Hilliard, Corsicana; a grandson, O. C. Erwin, Breckenridge; a brother, T. H. Sanford, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Walter Benjamin Hilliard
Sep 20, 1885 - Mar 29, 1953

W. B. Hilliard Services Monday

Walter Benjamin Hilliard, 67, native of Marshall, died at 308 West Seventh avenue, Sunday following a several years’ illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor, and Dr. A. J. Kirkland, president of the American Baptist Association, a former pastor of the Missionary Baptist church here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Hilliard, owner of the Hilliard home for the aged, and manager of the Twilight Home, Inc., occupying the old B. and C. Hospital properties changed into a home for the aged; a daughter, Mrs. James A. Oliphant, Marshall; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Lynch and Mrs. Myra Burton, both of Dallas, and Mrs. John Brownrigg, Marshall; two brothers, Henry D. Hilliard, Lamesa, and Eugene L. Hilliard, Waskom, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Frank Leathers, Kenneth Wyatt, Lee Russell, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Dr. E. H. Newton, Louis Woolens, King Elliott, P. M. Speed and members of the Twilight Home, Inc. board.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 30, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Gertrude (Forrest) Hilliard buried in Greenwood cemetery, Marshall, Tx. 2nd wife Ethel M. (Erwin) Hilliard married Nov. 5, 1925; s/o Henry Irvin Hilliard & Mildred L. (Baldwin) Hilliard buried in Greenwood cemetery, Marshall, Tx.

Thomas Henry “Tom” Sanford
Apr 27, 1866 - Jul 3, 1954

Tom Sanford Dies Early Saturday

Thomas Henry (Tom) Sanford, 88 died Saturday at the Twilight Home.

Funeral services will be held from the Missionary Baptist church Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. A. J. Kirkland, Henderson, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the church

A native of Alabama Sanford had resided in Corsicana for 30 years.

Surviving are two nephews, J. E. and F. G. Erwin, and a niece, Mrs. W. B. Hilliard, all of Corsicana, and a grand-nephew, O. C. Erwin, Electra.

Pallbearers will be Lee Russell, Jack Russell, D. M. Wyatt, Edward Langston, F. L. Leathers, J. C. Stover, Otis Atkeisson and Thelbert Percival.

Corley will direct.

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Sunday Services For Tom Sanford

Funeral rites for Thomas Henry “Tom” Sanford, 88, who died Saturday at Twilight Home, were held from the Missionary Baptist church, Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. A. J. Kirkland, Henderson, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the church

Surviving are two nephews, J. E. and F. G. Erwin, and a niece, Mrs. W. B. Hilliard, all of Corsicana, and a grand-nephew, O. C. Erwin, Electra.

Pallbearers were Lee Russell, Jack Russell, D. M. Wyatt, Edward Langston, F. L. Leathers, J. C. Stover, Otis Atkeisson and Thelbert Percival.

Corley directed.

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Arthur Poe
Feb 12, 1888 - Dec 25, 1973

Arthur Poe

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday for Arthur Poe, 85, who died Tuesday at the Leisure Lodge Nursing Home. Services will be at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

Poe was a native of Mississippi, and lived in Corsicana for 75 years. He was a retired employe of Texas Power and Light, and was also a farmer.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dollie Bee Poe; one son, W. A. Poe, Sr. of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Miss Caralon Poe and W. A. Poe, Jr.; and two brothers, Jim Poe of Corsicana and Bundy Poe of Hillsboro.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec. 26, 1973 - submitted by Diane Richards

Arthur Poe

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Arthur Poe, 85, who died Tuesday at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home. Rev. Bill Grimes was to officiate, with burial to follow at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a son, two grandchildren, and two brothers. Pallbearers include Carl Daniel, Jack Bressie, Pete Goodin, Clyde Poe, Howard Collier, and Allen Middlebrook.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec. 27, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Evelyn (Flynn) Poe 2nd wife Dollie Bee (Stone) Poe s/o Robert Lee Poe buried in Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, Tx. And Doshie (Shelton) Poe

James Luther “Jim” Poe
Aug 11, 1892 - Feb 3, 1975

Jim Poe

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Jim Poe, 82, of Corsicana, who died Monday in the W. C. Tenery Hospital, in Waxahachie, Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery.

He was a native of Mississippi, a retired farmer, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Milford.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jim Poe of Corsicana; two sons, Clyde Poe of Italy and Marvin Poe of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bundy Poe of Hillsboro.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 4, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Zela (Terry) Poe s/o Robert Lee Poe buried in Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, Tx. And Doshie (Shelton) Poe

Susie Jane Poe
Jan 15, 1949 - Jan 16, 1949

Funeral Rites Held For Infant

Funeral services for Susie Jane Poe, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Poe of the Pickett community, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, A. Poe and Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Bailey, all of Navarro.

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Campbell Miller “Sonny” Gillespie, Sr.
Jul 12, 1897 - Aug 25, 1977

C. M. Gillespie

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Campbell M. Gillespie Sr, 80, of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Sioux Narrows, Ontario, Canada. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Gillespie was a native and life-long resident of Corsicana. He was a retired farmer and implement dealer.

He is survived by two sons, Campbell Gillespie Jr. of Corsicana and George Gillespie of Houston; by one daughter, Mrs. H. R. Stroube, Jr. of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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C. M. Gillespie Sr.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home for Campbell M. Gillespie Sr., 80, of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Soux Narrows, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ambrose Edens and Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, with burial following in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Gillespie was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana, a retired farmer and implement dealer, a member of the First Christian Church, and a veteran of World War I.

He is survived by two sons, Campbell Gillespie Jr., of Corsicana and George Gillespie of Houston; by one daughter, Mrs. H. R. Stroube, Jr. of Corsicana; by eight grandchildren, by five great-grandchildren and by a number of nieces and nephews.

The family has requested that any memorial be made to the First Christian Church.

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C. M. Gillespie, Sr.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home for Campbell M. Gillespie SR., 80, of Corsicana who died Thursday.

Burial will be at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was a 50-year member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 174, and a lifelong member of the First Christian Church.

Pallbearers will be George O. Gillespie SR., Tom C. Gillespie, Christopher R. Gillespie, Campbell M. Gillespie 111, H. R. Stroube 111, Hugh A. Stroube and Stephen G. Stroube.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of the First Christian Church.

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Artie Ora (Birdwell) Gillespie
Sep 17, 1896 - Dec 25, 1971

Mrs. Gillespie

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Artie Gillespie, 75, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter in Corsicana.

Minister will be Rev. Alex Cox, assisted by Kenneth Haley, and burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery near Corsicana.

She was born in Angus and was a member of the First Christian Church of Corsicana.

Mrs. Gillespie was a member of the D. A. R. and Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, C. M. Gillespie, Sr., of Corsicana; two sons, C. M. Gillespie, Jr., of Corsicana and George Gillespie of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. H. R. Stroube, Jr., of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew.

Other arrangements were pending at presstime with Griffin Funeral Home.

The family has asked that memorials be in the form of contributions to a favorite charity.

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Mrs. Gillespie

Funeral services for Mrs. C. M. (Artie) Gillespie SR., 75, were at 11 a.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Alex Cox, former pastor of First Christian Church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth Haley, pastor. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

She died Saturday at the home of a daughter after an extended illness.

A native of Angus, she was a longtime Corsicana resident, a member of First Christian Church, the D. A. R. and Eastern Star.

Pallbearers were A. A. Cox, Charlie Bee, S. L. Dublin, Robert Cason, Hylan Davis, Chester Sprinkle, Raymond Anderson and Hal Johnson.

Honorary Pallbearers were elders and deacons of First Christian Church, Dr. L. E. Kelton Jr. and Dr. Dave Campbell.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. H. R. Stroube, Jr., Corsicana; two sons, C. M. Gillespie, Jr., Corsicana and George O. Gillespie, Houston; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

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Tipton Louis “Tip” Gillaspie
Feb 24, 1888 - Jul 2, 1971

Gillaspie

Mr. Tip Gillaspie, 83, died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

He was a resident of Cryer Creek and a retired farmer.

Services will be today at 3:30 p.m. at Corley’s Chapel with burial in Hamilton cemetery Officiating will be Rev. B. W. Johnson.

He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Jim Braddy of Cryer Creek; and five brothers, Otis Gillaspie of Alvaredo, John Gillaspie of Parker, Monroe Gillaspie of Walnut Springs, Jim Gillaspie of Yuma, Ariz. and Charlie Gillaspie of El Paso.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Della Mae (Eubanks) Graham
Jun 23, 1892 - Sep 23, 1937

HOUSTON WOMAN IS BURIED CORSICANA FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Mae Graham, aged 46 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Houston at 7:45 o’clock Thursday morning, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel, 420 West Sixth avenue, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, T. D. Graham and James E. Graham, Jr., and three daughters, Loraine, Maggie Pearl and Ruby Della Graham and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 24, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Elmer “Jim/Jimmie” Graham, Sr; d/o Calvin Eubanks & Georgia (McCann) Eubanks per death certificate

Billie Jean (Garvin) Christie
Nov 17, 1929 - Nov 13, 2018

Billie Jean Christie, 88 of Kerens, Texas passed away at home on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 with her family at her side. She was born Nov. 17, 1929 in Blooming Grove to Les Garvin and Pearl Fredrick Garvin.
Billie was a strong Christian mother and loving example for all of her family. She believed in God and in fairness and forgiveness. No one could out-clean, out-cook or out-last her, and she never hesitated to tell you her opinion about anything.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Christie; son Zane Christie; grandson, Joe Symank and eight brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her children, Don and Beverly Richards, Larry and Gail Christie; grandchildren, Shanna and Bud Snapka, Hank and Julie Hollingsworth, Tony and Mystie Hollingsworth and Charles and Alyssa Dunnahoe; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Dorothy Garvin of Lancaster.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Symank, Addison Symank, Brody Hollingsworth, Dalton Hollingsworth, Zane Wilchar, Jon-Marc Wilchar, Travis Wilchar and Matthew Hollingsworth. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hank Hollingsworth, Tony Hollingsworth, Bud Snapka, Charles Dunnahoe, Mike Richards and Layton Wing.

 

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 15, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Gene Christie; d/o Charles Leslie Garvin & Pearl (Fredrick) Garvin (buried in Lone Oak Cem.)

Dee Ann (Hammond) LaDuke
July 8, 1964 - Nov 15, 2018
 

Loving nurse Dee Ann (Hammond) LaDuke, of Dawson, Texas, passed away Nov. 15, 2018, in Waco, Texas.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.
Dee was born July 8, 1965, to Jim and Ruth Hammond. She graduated from high school in Joshua, Texas, and went on to get her nursing degree from Hill College. She was a loving and caring nurse who always knew taking care of the elderly was her calling in life. She loved her Pomeranian puppies.
Survivors: husband, Carl P. LaDuke; son and daughter-in-law, JR and Victoria Bardwell; granddaughter, Avery; daughter and son-in-law, Brittany Bardwell and Justin Spain; grandkids, Alexis and Braxtyn; daughter and son-in-law, Chelsea and Conner Devlin; grandkids, Mckayla, Tristan, Allie and Elijah; brothers and sisters, Gary, Sherry, Eddie, Lynette and Janette; and many nieces and nephews.
 

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Sherman Carter, Jr.
Feb 25, 1951 - Nov 6, 2018

Sherman Carter, Jr. of Fort Worth passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 25, 1951 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, to the parentage of Sherman Carter, Sr. and Hazel Ross.
Sherman graduated from G. W. Jackson High School. After graduating high school he married Doris Jeanette McDonald. To this union one daughter, Lisa Mornay Carter was born.
Sherman later joined the Army in 1973 and received a national defense service metal as an expert M16 sharp shooter. He was honorably discharged in 1979.
Sherman was preceded in death by his parents, step-daughter Audra Carter-Green, brother Hershel Carter, Aunt Bertha Hutchings and Great Aunt Flossie.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter Lisa Carter-Smith (Windell); step-son Corey Carter (Kelli); their mother Doris Jeanette Carroll (Marvin); three grandchildren Lessie Ellison IV, Jade Ellison and Jasmine Ellison; three great-grandchildren Kamarian, Nova, and Da'Mone. He is also survived by close friend Cecil and life-long friend Wycoff McAdams.
Memorial Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Scott Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home.

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Mary Frances (Thompson) Upchurch-Phares
Aug 8, 1868 - Feb 21, 1937

PROVIDENCE WOMAN DIED THERE SUNDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. Mary Frances Phares aged 66 years, of Providence, died Sunday morning at 3:30 o’clock.

Surviving are a son, Jesse Upchurch, Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Inmon, Kerens and Miss Emma Phares, Providence; four brothers, R. B. Thompson, Corsicana; Wiley Thompson, Corsicana; Gene Thompson, Devine; Charles Thompson, Devine; two sisters, Miss Florence Thompson and Miss Docie Thompson, both of Devine; nine grandchildren and a step-son, T. B. Upchurch, Bazette.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Providence church with burial in the Providence cemetery.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Terna (Humphries) Melton
Died Sep 6, 1937

MRS. TERNA MELTON DIED LOS ANGELES; BURIAL TO BE HERE

Mrs. Terna Melton died in Los Angeles Monday, according to information received here, and the body is scheduled to arrive here early Monday morning. Funeral rites will probably be held sometime Monday.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Humphreys, Corsicana; a son, Joe Melton, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 11, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Providence cemetery
  • Assumed d/o Pete Secar Humphries, Sr. & Minnie Lee (Edgar) Humphries buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery
  • (unable to find her death certificate or birth record – not sure of her first name)

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Los Angeles Woman Buried Providence Cemetery Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Terna Melton, who died in Los Angeles last Monday, were held Monday afternoon at the
Providence cemetery at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. The bod arrived here early Monday morning.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Humphreys, Corsicana; a son, Joe Melton, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary E. Cunningham
Jan 20, 1850 - Feb 25, 1937

AGED RESIDENT OF MILDRED COMMUNITY WAS BURIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Cunningham, aged 87 years, of Mildred, who died Thursday night at 8 o’clock from the family home in the Mildred community with interment in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Pallbearers were Connie Johnson, Walter Johnson, Tom Green, Bill Green, Tom Boyd and Bill Stewart.

Mrs. Cunningham was a native of Georgia, but had resided in Navarro county for the past 44 years.

Surviving are a son, Luther Cunningham, Mildred and a number of nieces and nephews.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Luther Alvin Cunningham
Mar 24, 1877 - Jan 31, 1952

L. Cunningham Rites Saturday

Luther Cunningham, 75, long-time resident of Mildred, died at his home there Thursday.

A native of Arkansas, Cunningham came to Texas more than 45 years ago, and had resided in Mildred since that time.

He was a member of and active in the Methodist church for many years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. from his home in Mildred with Rev. Peyton Goodman, Rev. Floyd Verbe and Rev. Joe Sylvie conducting. Interment will be in the
Providence cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, and daughter, Lura Belle Cunningham, both of Mildred, and other relatives.

Pallbearers all of whom are nephews are James Bain, John Bain, C. W. Johnson, Jr., Roy Johnson, Max Nekuza and Horace Wells.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mildred Resident Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Luther Cunningham, 75, long-time Mildred resident, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from his home in the Mildred community. Interment was in the
Providence cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Rev. Floyd Verbe, and Rev. Joe Sylvie.

Cunningham died at his home Thursday.

He was a member of and active in the Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife and daughter, Lura Belle Cunningham, both of Mildred, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Bain, John Bain, C. W. Johnson, Jr., Roy Johnson, Max Nekuza and Horace Wells.

McCammon directed.

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Lura Bam (Johnson) Cunningham
Oct 13, 1887 - Jun 21, 1973

Cunningham

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eureka Methodist church in Eureka for Mrs. Lura Cunningham, 85, of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct. Rev. Eric McKinney and Rev. Donald Johnson will officiate, and burial will be at
Providence cemetery.

She was a native of Alabama and a member of the Eureka Methodist church.

Survivors include a daughter, Lura Belle Cunningham of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Bain of Ennis, and Mrs. T. W. Green of Corsicana; two brothers, C. W. Johnson of Corsicana and W. E. Johnson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Cunningham

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eureka Methodist Church for Mrs. Lura Cunningham, 85, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Eric McKinney and Rev. Donald Johnson officiated. Burial was in
Providence cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Nephews were pallbearers.

She is survived by a daughter, two sisters, two brother and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Peggy Nell (McAfee) Nielson
Mar 31, 1930 - Feb 19, 2011

St. George, Utah - Peggy Nell Nielson, 80, passed away February 19, 2011 while surrounded by her loving family after a brave and valiant battle with cancer.

She was born March 31, 1930 in Emmett, Texas, to Travis Dewitt McAfee and Georgia Lee Thorn.

Peggy married the love of her life and best friend, Kenneth Edward Nielson, on November 21, 1947 and were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on November 22, 1958, thus having spent 50 wonderful years together.

Together, they had eight children: Carl (Joann) Nielson, of St. George, UT, Steven (Claudia) Nielson, of American Fork, UT, Pamela (Ladd) Hadlock, of Bountiful, UT, Paula (Jeff) Williams, of Las Vegas, NV, James (Brenda) Nielson, of Salt Lake City, UT, Polly (Bruce) Billings, of Salem, UT, Kenneth Nielson, of Ivins, UT and Penny (Mike) Child, of Layton, UT; 29 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren, whom she loved most dearly and in whom she was very proud.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Edward Nielson; her parents; her sister, Mary Dell McAfee; brother, Ralph Dewitt McAfee; grandson, Jeremy Edward; and great-grandson, Logan.

Peggy had many hobbies, including playing the trumpet and the piano. She loved "Big Band" music and especially loved The Wizard of Oz, including the song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". But, above all else, Peggy's joy and devotion was to her family. She anxiously awaited the Holiday Seasons for the family gatherings that would take place.

Peggy was a strong and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in many callings including the Relief Society and Primary Presidencies.

She was a stalwart and devoted visiting teacher and loved all those whom she served. She loved serving others and continued to do so until the day she left this frail existence. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. We'll see you again Peggy," Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Foster Hills LDS Ward Chapel, 1740 East Foremaster Drive, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Tuesday, February 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel, prior to services.

Interment will be Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Camp Williams Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Kenneth Edward Nielson; d/o Travis Dewitt McAfee & Georgia Lee (Thorne) McAfee

Delia (Davis) Lively
Nov 6, 1908 - Jun 11, 1971

Lively

HOUSTON—Mrs. A. D. Lively of Houston died Thursday night after a lengthy illness. She is the widow of the late A. D. Lively and a former resident of Corsicana. s/o Andrew David Lively, Jr. and Delia (Davis) Lively


Survivors include three sons, Roy, Connie, and Don Lively; four grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Arzella Gowan, Yuma, AR., Mrs. Ethel Ross, Powell, and Mrs. W. F. Davis of Corsicana and Mrs. Laura Lively, sister-in-law.

Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at Corley Chapel in Corsicana with burial to follow in Prairie Point Cemetery at Bazette.

Other arrangements are pending.

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Lively

Funeral services for Mrs. A. D. (Delia) Lively of Houston were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. H. Lively Brown officiating.

Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery.

She was the widow of A. D. Lively and former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include three sons, Roy, Connie R., and Don Lively, all of Houston; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Arzella Gowan of Yuma, Ariz., Mrs. Ethel Ross of Powell and Mrs. W. F. Davis of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura Lively.

Pallbearers were Larry Wallace, Emmett McCaslin, Felton Lewis, Jimmy Ross, Terry Teets and Raymond Crocker.

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INFANT SON Lively
B&D Dec. 13, 1938

Baby Died Tuesday Morning Burial At Prairie Point

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Lively who died early Tuesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Prairie Point cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Andrew David Lively, Jr.
Dec 15, 1903 - Oct 23, 1963

A. D. Lively Of Houston Dies, Rites Pending

A. D. Lively, 58, native Texan, formerly of Corsicana, died of a heart attack in Houston early Wednesday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday at noon but the body will be returned here and burial will be sometime Friday in the Prairie Point cemetery with Corley directing.

Lively was a student in the IOOF Home several years and a graduate of Corsicana High School. He and his family had recently returned from a trip to California.

Surviving are his wife, of Houston; three children; Don Lively, Houston, Roy Lively, US Navy, Great Lakes, Ill., and Connie Lively, US Navy San Diego, Calif.; mother, Mrs. Margaret Foster, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Laura Lively, Corsicana, and Mrs. Grady Bowdry, Stamford; two brothers, W. H. Lively, Corsicana and J. E. Foster, Stillwater, Okla.; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 23, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • CHS grad Class of 1922
  • h/o Delia (Davis) Lively married Feb 19, 1927; s/o Andrew David Lively, Sr. (per death certificate) and Margaret Maria ”Maggie” (Harris) Lively (Margaret is buried in Oakwood cemetery)
     

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Held Services A. D. Lively

Funeral services for A. D. Lively, 58, who died in Houston of a heart attack Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday, with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Nick Kupferle, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native Texan, Lively was reared in the IOOF Home in Corsicana and was a graduate of Corsicana High School.

Surviving are his wife, of Houston; three children; Don Lively, Houston, Roy Lively, US Navy, Great Lakes, Ill., and Connie Lively, US Navy San Diego, Calif.; mother, Mrs. Margaret Foster, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Laura Lively, Corsicana, and Mrs. Grady Bowdry, Stamford; two brothers, W. H. Lively, Corsicana and J. E. Foster, Stillwater, Okla.; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Raymond Crocker, Lewis Foster, Albert Fullerton, Felton Lewis, Rozi Ross, Joe Kuchar, Emmitt McCaslin, Dr. Carl J. Karnsky and Ed Teetz.

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Amy McCullough
Sep 29, 1978 - Nov 14, 2018

Amy McCullough, age 40 of Grand Forks, ND formerly or Corsicana, TX, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Westhill Church of Christ at Corsicana, TX. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND

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Gordon Ray Lewis
July 22, 1949 - Nov 16, 2018

Gordon Ray Lewis, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle began his new life in Heaven on November 16, 2018. Gordon lived his life with strength, humor, courage, and perseverance. Family and friends alike were drawn to his wise counsel and his quiet but quick wit.

Gordon was born on July 22, 1949 in Brenham, TX to Rufus and Lillian Lewis of Somerville, TX. It was during his formative years in Somerville that Gordon learned the value of family, friends, and a strong work ethic, and he made many friendships there that lasted his lifetime. After graduating from Somerville High School in 1967, he enrolled at Texas A&M where he studied accounting. Upon his 1971 graduation from Texas A&M, he earned his CPA and began working for Haskins & Sells accounting firm in Houston. 1971 was also the year he married Carol Stout, and she survives him today.

In 1973 Gordon began the career in banking that would span his lifetime. That career began at First National Bank, Corsicana, TX (1973-1979) and then continued to First National Bank, Greenville, TX where he served as President (1979-1986). His next move was to First United Bank, Meridian, MS as President and CEO (1986-1989). It was from Mississippi that Gordon moved his family to Nacogdoches where he served as President and CEO of Fredonia State Bank (1989-2007). Returning to Mississippi in 2007, he served as Vice-Chairman of BancorpSouth, Tupelo until his retirement in 2014. Upon that retirement, he and Carol returned to Nacogdoches to make it their home.

Demonstrating an attitude of obedience to the command to present oneself to God as a worker who need not be ashamed, Gordon committed both time and energy along with his knowledge and expertise to numerous community boards in Corsicana, Greenville, Meridian, and Nacogdoches. Locally, he served NEDCO, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, SFA Foundation Board, and BancorpSouth Advisory Board. As a faithful member of First Baptist Church Nacogdoches, he served various committees there. He was a tireless and valued member to each group he served.

Gordon loved his alma mater Texas A&M as well as SFASU, and he was a great supporter of both universities. In times of relaxation and entertainment, he enjoyed many interests: he was a sports fan, an avid reader, had a great appreciation for music, and thoroughly enjoyed being grandfather to the dear children who always put the twinkle in his eyes.

Predeceasing him are his parents and his brothers Kenneth W. Lewis and Rufus Lewis, Jr. Surviving him are his wife Carol, daughter Jill Lewis Varnell (Jeremy) of Lewisville, TX, sons Hugh Lewis (Heather) of Austin, TX and Clay Lewis (Stephanie) of Rowlett, TX, grandchildren Braden Peeler; Kyle, Luke, and Adelaide Varnell; and Holland Lewis, as well as sister-in-law Joyce Lewis, sister-in-law Debbie Slott and husband Jack, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to thank the many doctors who attended Gordon, Life Care Hospice Services, and Rhonda Henry and team for loving, compassionate care.

Though Gordon's last few years were marked with pain from an injury and his last months with the devastating effects of cancer and its treatment, he never complained. His faith was in his God and he lived that faith daily, often sharing encouragement with others who needed it. He was a loving, gracious, selfless husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His influence will forever be a part of those who knew and loved him.

At 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 20 a Celebration of Life service will be held in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches. Visitation and a reception at the Fredonia Hotel will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the First Baptist Church Renovation Fund.

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Frank Earl Parhm
May 24, 1946 - Nov 11, 2018

Frank E. Parhm peacefully passed away with his wife and family by his side Sunday Morning Nov. 11, 2018 after a three-year battle with cancer.
He was born in Chatfield to the parentage of Jim and Vernell Parhm, he was the second of nine children. He resided in Corsicana.
Frank graduated from G.W. Jackson High School in 1965 in Corsicana. Upon graduating he attended Paul Quinn College in Waco, later transferring to Navarro College. While attending Navarro, Frank was drafted in the U.S. Army. He served two years in the military deployed to Hanau, Germany for 19 months. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 23, 1968. Frank joined the Corsicana Police Department on Nov. 28, 1968. He was the fifth black police officer and the youngest rookie at the time. Frank also worked for the Ennis Police Department and later retired from Print Pack after 23 years of service. In 2008 Frank met and married his wife Sherry. He loved to hunt and fish on his boat. He enjoyed working around the farm. He would help anyone in need.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and brother Charlie Lee Parhm.
He is survived by a loving and devoted wife Sherry Parhm; daughter Lakeedra Parhm Peterson (Bobby;) son Darian Parhm (Katrina;) step-children Charles Nelson (Melinda,) Linda Nelson, Deborah Hammond (Earnest) and Adrian Sims; grandchildren London, Logan, Steven, Ronny and Jaquala; six great-grandchildren; siblings James Parhm (Silver,) Celister Johnson (Leroy,) Carolyn Dyer (Paul,) William Rickey Parhm, Loretta Hall (Fred,) Joyce Henderson (Harold,) Doris Cox and Jerline Williams (Sam,) a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws and a special cousin Bennet Ausborne along with a host of good and longtime friends.
Parting views will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St. Funeral services to follow at 1 p.m.
Arrangements made by Eternal Rest Funeral Home.

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Denziel Elizabeth (Blakney) Crowley-Blakney
May 13, 1911 - Jun 8, 1965

Hold Services Miss Blakney

Funeral services for Miss Denzil Elizabeth Blakney, 54, of 8343 Nifqually, Dallas, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Miss Blakney, an employe of Sanger-Harris, became ill on a bus en route home Monday and was taken to Parkland Hospital where she died Tuesday morning.

She was a resident of Corsicana prior to moving to Dallas 16 years ago.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Seamon Bishop, Oklahoma; five nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 10, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Clinton Crowley married Jun. 23, 1933 (Divorced); d/o Odus B. Blakney & Frances Druceller “Fannie” (Blakney) Blakney

Mary Evelyn (Blankinship) Carl
Dec 26, 1883 - Jan 15, 1972

Mrs. Carl

Mrs. Tom Carl, 88 a native of Navarro County, died Jan. 15 in Twilight Home. She lived at Route 2, Corsicana.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Westminister Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Corley’s Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Turner will officiate.

Survivors include three sons, F. C. Carl of Dallas; J. T. Carl of Mineola; Lee Carl of Corsicana; and one daughter, Mrs. Elsie McManus of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Willie Crawford, Pete Szenasy, L. C. Cook, Willie Rascoe, Alvis Tucker, and Ed Howell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jan 16, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Robert “Tom” Carl; d/o James C. Blankinship III & Sarah Elizabeth (Rasco) Hamilton-Blankinship buried in Petty’s Chapel cemetery

Thomas Robert “Tom” Carl
Jul 10, 1872 - Jul 15, 1964

Hold Services For T. R. Carl

Final rites for T. R. Carl, 92 were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Rev. Eugene E. Wood minister of Westminister Presbyterian church, officiated.

Carl of Route 4, Corsicana was a retired oil field worker. He died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night. He was a Presbyterian and a Mason for 60 years.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in Corsicana 66 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, C. F. and J. T. Carl, Dallas, and Lee Carl, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. C. L. McManus, Corsicana; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, D. R. Carl, Hondo, Dan Carl, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. L. Wiedman, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Masons were pallbearers.

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Elsie Elizabeth (Carl) McManus
Jun 28, 1903 - Dec 19, 1972

Mrs. McManus

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Elsie McManus, 69, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday night at Twilight Home.

Rev. James E. McKee was to officiate, with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, five grandchildren, and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Gene Hellums, E. C. Ross, Johnny Thompson, Eugene Robinson, Ellison Martin, and B. C. NeSmith.

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Nathaniel Shane Ayers
Oct 29, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014

Infant Nathaniel Shane Ayers, passed away October 29, 2014. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, October 31, 2014, in Eureka Cemetery.

Nathaniel was born in Waco, Texas, to Byron and Tara Rash Ayers.

Survivors include his parents, Bryon and Tara Ayers; sisters, Ally and Gracie Ayers; brother, Daniel Ayers, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Max and Robbie Rash, of Corsicana, and Wayland and Sandra Ayers, of Mabank; Aunts and uncles, Todd and Allison Rash, of Mansfield, Kim Chu, of Corsicana, Eddie and Shannon Vinson, of Mabank; and numerous other family members.

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Lerma H. Shelton
Feb 3, 1894 - Oct 14, 1937

Body of Houston Man to Be Buried Richland Saturday

The body of L. H. Shelton, who died in Houston yesterday, is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana at 7:17 o’clock Friday night.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church at Richland with interment in the Richland cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct. 15, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie (Taylor) Shelton married Dec. 9, 1916; s/o Joshua F. “Josh” Shelton & Laura Elizabeth (Dunn) Shelton

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HOUSTON MAN WAS BURIED ON SATURDAY RICHLAND CEMETERY

Funeral services for L. H. Shelton, aged 43 years, who died in Houston Thursday were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church in Richland with interment in the Richland cemetery. The body arrived in Corsicana Friday night.

Funeral rites were conducted by Roy F. Johnson, assisted by Rev. J. D. Claire.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Shelton, Houston; a daughter, Miss Maurine Shelton, Houston; mother, Mrs. J. F. Shelton, Teague; a brother, B. J. Shelton, Taylor; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Edwards, Houston; Mrs. James W. Williams, Houston; and Mrs. V. Y. Elkins, Richland and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. K. Vinson, L. A. McCord, Gordon Elkins, Vess J. McCage, W. H. Brown and J. W. Richards.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Harry V. Brown, Sr.
Mar 26, 1863 - Feb 12, 1937

Richland

RICHLAND, Feb. 18.—(Spl.)—Harry Brown who was fatally injured in Dallas Friday night when he was struck by a car, was buried in the Richland cemetery Sunday afternoon. Relatives and friends from Dallas, Corsicana, Angus and Streetman were here to attend the funeral. Everybody knew Mr. Brown. Years ago when his children were at home, Mr. and Mrs. Brown had made Richland their home and their friends join in extending their sympathy to the berieved family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 22, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillie Mae (Bennett) Brown married Jan. 16, 1917; s/o Henry Brown & Addie (Cooper) Brown per death certificate

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FATHER CORSICANA MAN KILLED BY AUTO DALLAS LAST NIGHT

DALLAS, Feb. 13.—(Spl.)—Harry Brown, 75, retired railroad man, 3205 Forest avenue, was fatally injured Friday night when he was struck by a car driven by W. A. Gable, 23, as he was crossing a street near his home.

Mr. Brown was with the H. and T. C. R. R. Company for a number of years and later was roadmaster for the I. and G. N. lines and with the Missouri Pacific after the I. I. and G. N. was merged by the latter company.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Harry Brown, Jr., Dallas; George H. Brown, Palestine, and John H. Brown, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Addie Coleman, Streetman; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Hughes and Mrs. Joe Thomas both of Dallas, and Mrs. Rachel Service, Amarillo.

Brown formerly resided in Corsicana and Richland.

Funeral services will be held at Richland Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, it was learned here Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in the Richland cemetery.

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Harry V. Brown, Jr.
Jan 20, 1891 - May 8, 1953

Harry V. Brown Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Harry V. Brown, Jr., 62, who died Friday in Dallas, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Finkbiner, pastor of the Richland Methodist church. He was reared at Richland.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Mae Brown, California; a son, Harry Ben Brown, California; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Doyal, Grand Prairie; a grandson; a sister, Mrs. Addie Coleman, Houston; two brothers, Johnny Brown, Corsicana and George H. Brown, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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George Thomas Poteet
Jun 21, 1882 - Jun 23, 1927

Richland Farmer Buried Thursday

Funeral services for George Poteet, 55, farmer of the Richland community, who died Wednesday morning at the family residence following a sunstroke Tuesday afternoon were held at the Richland cemetery at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Clare of the Richland Baptist church conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Albert Lee Poteet and Jim Dee Poteet, both of Richland; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Lee Renshaw and Mrs. Earl Gorden, both of Kilgore and Miss Bernice Poteet of Richland and two brothers, Charles Poteet and Roy Poteet, both of Turnertown, Texas.

The deceased was born June 21, 1882 and had been a resident of Texas all his life. His death was the first sunstroke fatally reported for the summer in Navarro county.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Carl Edward Bergman
Mar 9, 1899 - Jan 22, 1963

Rites Pending Carl Bergman

Funeral arrangements for Carl E. Bergman, 63, Laredo, who died in San Antonio early Tuesday were still pending at McCammon Funeral Home early Wednesday afternoon.

Bergman was the buyer for the James Moore Wholesale Grocery Company at Laredo for many years. He was a native of Gollad.

Surviving are his wife of Laredo, the former Miss Alvarie Layton of Corsicana; two sons, Carl Layton Bergman, Medford, Ore., and Robert Wayne Bergman, Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. Snively, Abilene, and other relatives.

The services will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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Carl Bergman Rites Thursday

Final rites for Carl E. Bergman, 63, of Laredo, who died in a San Antonio hospital early Tuesday, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Sammie A. Swim, minister of the Beacon Hill Church of Christ, San Antonio, assisted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the local church.

Bergman, a native of Goliad, was the buyer for the James Moore Wholesale Grocery Company in Laredo for many years. He suffered a heart attack while in a physician’s office in San Antonio for a physical checkup and a second seizure was suffered Tuesday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Laredo, the former Miss Alvarie Layton of Corsicana; two sons, Carl Layton Bergman, Medford, Ore., and Robert Wayne Bergman, Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. Snively, Abilene; three grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lewis Foster, Paul Miller, Dr. Will Miller, Paul Moore, Roy Harrison and J. R. Hart.

McCammon directed.

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James Monroe Henry
Apr 29, 1858 - Aug 27, 1945

J. M. HENRY IS 79 YEARS OLD TODAY; HERE FOR 47 YEARS

HAS WORDS OF PRAISE FOR OLD TIMERS AND CHILDREN WHO FOLLOWED THEM

J. M. Henry is celebrating his 79 birthday today and is enjoying excellent health for one of his age. There was no special occasion, just a quiet observance of the day.

Mr. Henry said that he looked back over a period of 47 years spent in Corsicana he enjoyed his experiences and observations during that time. He said that he had mixed hard work with some play since arriving in Corsicana and that he was glad to have lived in a city of such high cultural standards.

In speaking of the progress that he had observed while living here Mr. Henry said that he has seen practically all of the places of public worship grow from little “shotgun” buildings to fine edifices and he was especially complimentary concerning the churches.

“When I came here the Daily Sun was published by two men and a pressman and now there are 35 employees on the staff and it is housed in its own modern building. News at that time was almost wholly local, and now the Daily Sun is a metropolitan newspaper with news from all over the world.” Mr. Henry said.

Recalls Old Timers.
In discussing the old timers, Mr. Henry mentioned Wiley Johnson, “Uncle” Billy Polk, W. J. Edens, N. B. Edens, Jim Nick Garitty, Sr., B. Marks, J. M. McCammon, Sam R. Frost, Charlie Croft, Bill Tatum, Jimmie Kerr, Judge Kerr, A. A. Wortham, J. H. Martin and numerous others, who have passed on. Mr. Henry said that almost all of the men who were 35 or 40 years old when he came here are dead, but he added their children are carrying on. They are taking the lead in civic, religious and political affairs and are maintaining the high standard set by the old timers.

Mr. Henry has five living children: John Henry, Dallas, Jim Henry, Beaumont; Mrs. Cora Bosniack, Dallas; Mrs. Alge Mae Phillips, St. Lake City, and Mrs. Gladys Price, Corsicana.

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Pioneer Resident Corsicana Died at Home Early Monday

J M Henry, native of Alabama, had lived here 55 years

J M Henry, age 87 years, resident of Corsicana since 1890, died at his home here at an early hour Monday morning. He was born in Pickens County, Alabama, April 29, 1858 and came to Texas with his parents when he was six years old. They settled in Leon County.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the First Methodist Church with Rev. Erwin F Bohmfalk, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was married to Nannie Kellum Withers in Leon County, September 6, 1882, and they moved to Corsicana Sept 1, 1890. Eight children were born to the union, four of whom survive.

They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sept 6, 1932. Mrs. Henry died several years ago. He was with the city street department here for many years. He was also active in church and civic affairs. He joined the First Methodist Church in 1892 and was an active member until forced to retire recently on account of ill health.

Surviving are a son, J. W. Henry, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Bosniack, Corsicana; Mrs. Jack Price, Corsicana; Mrs. B. E. Phillips, Salt Lake City, Utah. Five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. I. Jackson, W. Art Martin, A. B. Douglass, L. T. Griffin, Boyce Martin, and Jack Megarity. Honorary pallbearers will be N. F. Garrett, W. T. Hipps, Rev. N. R. Stone, Rev. R. W. Nation, E. R. Dawson, Guy Gibson, J. F. Hasiam, T. L. Carlisle, W. R. Waddell, members of the Brotherhood Bible Class and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Dill
Oct 29, 1872 - Feb 16, 1937

ROANE RESIDENT DIED TUESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

B. F. Dill, aged 64 years, of Roane, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock. The funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins and Rev. E. T. Miller, Baptist minister.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Dill came to Texas 50 years ago. He had resided at Roane for the past 13 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Misses Ethel and Margaret Dill, both of Roane; a son, Jack Dill, Roane; two brothers, W. W. Dill and O. E. Dill, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Cox, Beaumont; Mrs. George Newey, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. W. R. Neeley, Tyler, and three grandchildren.

Services are being arranged by the Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home.

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Frank Coleman
Jan 11, 1877 - Jan 24, 1937

Streetman Man Was Buried Monday In Cade Cemetery

STREETMAN, Jan. 28.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Frank Coleman, who passed away Sunday morning at his home in Streetman with a heart attack were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon with interment in Cade cemetery. The Masons had charge of services at the grave.

Pallbearers were Thomas Sherrard, Carl Clark, F. S. Coleman, J. B. Coleman, Everett Webb, Carl Frazier, Jack Glass.

Surviving are two brothers, John Coleman and Wylie Coleman, two sisters, Mrs. Will Marberry and Miss Coleman, all of the Burleson community, south of Streetman.

Rev. J. L. Shaddix, pastor of First Baptist church had charge of services.

W. A. Parker, Jim Sessions, Homer Robinson of Fairfield and Tom Sims of Teague attended the funeral.

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Charlton E. Gunter
Oct 3, 1903 - Mar 1, 1970

Charlton Gunter, veteran wire editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack.

Mr Gunter was stricken at his homes. He was 66.

A native of Sulpher Springs, he had lived most of his life in Corsicana. He worked for the United Press and newspapers in Paris and Port Arthur several years before his return to the Sun where his father was Mechanical Superintendent for many years before his death.

Mr Gunter attended Corsicana Schools and was a graduate of Southern Methodist University.

Survivors include his widow and son, Jimmy Gunter, and a daughter, Erlenne Gunter. Both the son and daughter are students at the university of Texas-Arlington.

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Conard Webster “Connie” Johnson
Mar 1, 1892 - Apr 10, 1976

C. W. Johnson

Services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for C. W. Johnson, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital.

He was a retired salesman for the Roney Furniture Company. He was a 50-year member of the Mildred Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He had been a Mason for 50 years, and was awarded a 50-year pin in February.

The Rev. Danny Biddy of the Mildred Baptist Church and the Rev. David Hale, Northside Baptist Church, officiated, and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, of Corsicana; two sons, Roy Johnson of Houston and C. W. Johnson of Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. Max Nekuza of Corsicana, Mrs. James McElroy of Grand Prairie, and Mrs. Chester Long of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, W. E. Johnson of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Bain of Ennis and Mrs. Tom Green of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were members of the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 1060.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues. Apr. 13, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Florence (Green) Johnson buried in Grady cemetery, Bardwell, Tx. 2nd wife Zula Beatrice (Sheffield) Byrnes-Johnson married Nov. 23, 1932 buried in Eureka cemetery 3rd wife Mae Pearl (Carroll) Johnson married Jan. 25, 1942 s/o Powers Johnson and Martha Caroline (Evans) Johnson buried in Grady cemetery, Bardwell, Tx.

Travis Franklin Bullock
May 17, 1914 - Feb 14, 1951

Rites Thursday For T. F. Bullock

Funeral services for Travis Franklin Bullock, 36, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning, are to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. M. Cloud, pastor of the Richland Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Bullock, Corsicana; son, David Franklin Bullock, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. E. Bullock, Richland; two brothers, Odis Bullock, Richland, and Haskel Bullock, Livermore, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Jim Bosley, Richland, and Mrs. Sneed Bosley, Houston.

Pallbearers were Vannoy Pope, Ed Holsombeck, Grady Murrell, Raymond Carroll, Jack Shults, C. C. Carroll, Dan Budai and Jim Bosley.

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Ellie Lee (Stone) Flowers
Aug 17, 1883 - Nov 4, 1958

Mrs. Flowers Rites Thursday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Guy Flowers, 76, who died at the family home, 408 South Twenty-fourth street, early Tuesday afternoon, will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Thad E. Son, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, she had resided in Corsicana 64 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana, a son, James Flowers, Dickinson; three daughters, Mrs. E. A. Gray and Mrs. Perry Gullory, both of Villeplatte, La., and Mrs. Lee T. Popejoy, Shreveport, La.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lola Farmer, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. A. Gray, Louis C. Moore, Hugh N. Parrish, H. V. Andrus, H. O. Olsen, H. C. Farmer, James E. Popejoy, Edgar Stone and Joe H. Farmer.

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Rites Held For Mrs. Flowers

Funeral services for Mrs. Guy Flowers, 76, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Thad E. Son, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Flowers died at the family home, 409 South Twenty Fourth street, Tuesday Afternoon.

A native of Mississippi, she had resided here 64 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana, a son, James Flowers, Dickinson; three daughters, Mrs. E. A. Gray and Mrs. Perry Gullory, both of Villeplatte, La., and Mrs. Lee T. Popejoy, Shreveport, La.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lola Farmer, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. A. Gray, Louis C. Moore, Hugh N. Parrish, H. V. Andrus, H. O. Olsen, H. C. Farmer, James E. Popejoy, Edgar Stone and Joe H. Farmer.

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Merle Flowers, Miss
Apr 19, 1907 - Oct 23, 1938

BURIAL RITES FOR MISS MERLE FLOWERS WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Miss Merle Flowers, aged 31 years, who died Monday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy H. Flowers, 408 South Twenty-Fourth street, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, a brother, James Flowers, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Genelle Flowers, Corsicana; Mrs. E. A. Gray, Goldsmith, and Mrs. Lee T. Popejoy, Shreveport, La., and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MISS MERLE FLOWERS WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Miss Merle Flowers, age 31 years, who died Monday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy H. Flowers, 408 South Twenty-fourth street, will be held Wednesday morning from the Corley Funeral chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, a brother, James Flowers, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Genelle Flowers, Corsicana; Mrs. E. A. Gray, Goldsmith; Mrs. Lee T. Popejoy, Shreveport, La., and other relatives.

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BURIAL RITES FOR MISS MERLE FLOWERS WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Miss Merle Flowers, aged 31 years, who died Monday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy H. Flowers, 408 South Twenty-Fourth street, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, a brother, James Flowers, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Genelle Flowers, Corsicana; Mrs. E. A. Gray, Goldsmith, and Mrs. Lee T. Popejoy, Shreveport, La., and other relatives.

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Edgar Allen Gray, Sr.
Aug 7, 1906 - May 9, 1944

EDGAR ALLEN GRAY DIED AT ODESSA; BURIAL BE HERE

Edgar Allen Gray died Tuesday at Odessa and the body will be brought here for burial. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland – McCammon Chapel Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducting the rites.

Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, Odessa; a son, Edgar Allen Gray, Jr., Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Jolly Johnson, Paul; Mrs. Ollie Langham, California; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Gray, former residents of Corsicana, but now of Odessa and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 11, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Juanita “Dutch” Gray; s/o Edgar Elias Gray & Mary Hall “Mollie” (Seale) Gray buried in Plainview cemetery, Plainview, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EDGAR A GRAY SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Edgar Allen Gray, aged 37 years were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and interment was in
Oakwood cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at the grave.

Born in Navarro county, he moved to Lubbock at the age of 16 years. For the past 15 years he has held a responsible position with the Gulf Oil Corporation service at field manager for that company at Goldsmith since 1939. He was active in church, civic and business circles.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Juanita Flowers; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. Gray, a son, Edgar Allen, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie E. Lanham, Huntington Park, Cal.; Mrs. Jolly M. Johnson, Daisetta and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Flowers, Sgt. Ollie E. Lanham. Jolly M. Johnson, Percy Guillroy, Leo Popejoy, Robert D. Johnson and Jack Johnson.

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Rites Saturday For Edgar Allen Gray, Who Died at Odessa

Funeral services for Edgar Allen Gray, who died Tuesday in Odessa, will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel with Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with Masons in charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, a son, his parents, two sisters, and other relatives.

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Erma Lee (Noll) King
Aug 22, 1895 - Sep 1, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. ERMA KING

Funeral services for Mrs. Erma King, aged 42 years, wife of Whit King, 920 South Twentieth street, who died at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock after a short illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. King was a native Texan and had resided in Corsicana for the past 17 years.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Whit King, Jr., four daughters, Erma Lee King, Sarah Ann King, Mary Louise King and Aline King, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Noll, San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs. R. A. Lerich, San Antonio; Mrs. William Hehn, San Antonio; Mrs. Albert Adams, San Antonio, and Mrs. H. L. Tharp, Vonormy, Texas, and two brothers, Pierce and Charles Noll, both of San Antonio.

Pallbearers were Martin Walling, John King, Ed Childress, S. J. Miles, Sr., G. W. Ferrell and Ira Tarbutton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 2, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Whit King married Jun. 16, 1919 San Antonio, Tx; d/o Charles C. Noll & Mary (Erps) Noll buried in Roselawn Cem., San Antonio, Tx.

Whit King, Sr.
Sep 21, 1885 - Mar 10, 1977

Whit King

Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Whit King, 91, resident of Corsicana, who died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate, with burial following at
Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Whit King, Jr. of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. O. L. Harmon of Centerville, La., Mrs. Irma Lee Jones, Mrs. C. H. Hunter and Miss Aline King, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Sadie Ramsey, Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar. 11, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Erma Lee (Noll) King married Jun. 16, 1919 San Antonio, Tx; s/o Thomas Jefferson King & UNKNOWN (Potter) King per Lillian Mae (King) Williams death certificate

Grace Josephine (Christian) Polk
Dec 13, 1886 - Nov 27, 1962

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Polk

Funeral services for Mrs. L. C. Polk, 75, of 725 North Twenty-Third street, who died Tuesday night in the Navarro Clinic after an extended illness were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor assisted by Rev. Tom Dolch, assistant pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Polk, the former Miss Grace Christian, was a native of Gadaden, Ala., but had spent most of her life in Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Polk Elliott, Corsicana and Major Judith C. Bennett, WAC, Headquarters Fourth Army, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio; two grandsons, William Elliott II and Louis Polk Elliott, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Flagg, Malakoff, and Mrs. J. A. Hines, LaFayette, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. C. Cook, Herbert Varley, Dr. Charles H. Brown, W. P. Murchison, Ed M. Polk and Allen Edens, Jr., Elders of Westminister Presbyterian church were honorary pallbearers.

McCammon directed.

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Rose LaValle “Rosine” (Blair) Polk
Apr 17, 1876 - Aug 9, 1962

Mrs. E. M. Polk Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

Mrs. E. M. Polk, Sr., 86, widow of the late Edward M. Polk, Sr., died suddenly at the family home, 700 West Seventh avenue, Thursday in a fall at her home several months ago but had recovered.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church, of which she had been an active member for many years, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector of the church.

Her late husband established the Ed M. Polk Company about the turn of the century.

Mrs. Polk, with her late husband, was one of the patrons and sponsors of the Metropolitan Opera Company’s appearances in Dallas for a number of years. She was also a singer of note and appeared on many outstanding programs.

A charter member and past president of the Nevin Club, she was characterized by members of that group as a patron of music and the arts and entertained many famous artists in her home when they were in Corsicana.

Mrs. Polk was the founding regent of the James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and held numbers local offices and state offices in that organization, and was a charter member of Kinsloe House.

A native of Dallas, Mrs. Polk came to Corsicana in 1898.

Surviving are her son, Ed. M. Polk, Jr., who has headed the Polk firm since his father’s death; two grandchildren, Mrs. Joe Burnett and Ned Polk, and two great-grandchildren, Burnett and Allen Burnett, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be W. A. Land, Sr.; Luther A. Johnson, Jr.; S. J. Beebe, W. A. Wright, R. L. Wheelock, Jr.; S. L. Dublin, Ralph R. Brown, Roy Love and George Weinschel.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 10, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edward Monroe “Ed” Polk, Sr. married Sep. 19, 1900; d/o James Robert Blair & Harriett Maria (Cushman) Blair

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Polk

Funeral services for Mrs. E. M. Polk, Sr., 86, who died Thursday night at her home, 700 West Seventh avenue, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church.

The rites were conducted by Rt. Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Dallas, Mrs. Polk had resided in Corsicana since 1898. She was the widow of the late Edward M. Polk, Sr., founder of the Edward M. Polk Company here.

Active in the circles of the Episcopal church, Mrs. Polk with her late husband was one of the patrons and sponsors of the metropolitan Opera Company’s appearances in Dallas for many years, and was a singer of note and appeared on many outstanding programs throughout Texas.

A charter member and past president of the Nevin Club, she was a patron of music and the arts and entertained many artists and musicians in her home.

Mrs. Polk was the founding regent for the James Blair chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a charter member of Kinsloe House.

Surviving are a son, Edward M. Polk, Jr.; two grand-children, Mrs. Joe Burnett and Ned Polk, and two great-grandchildren Allison and Allen Burnett, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. A. Land, Sr.; Luther A. Johnson, Jr.; S. J. Beebe, W. A. Wright, R. L. Wheelock, Jr.; S. L. Dublin, Ralph R. Brown, Roy Love and George Weinschel.

Corley directed.

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Dr. Louis Cerf Polk
Feb 2, 1884 - Sep 19, 1956

Dr. L. C. Polk, 72, Expires Sunday; Services Monday

Funeral services for Dr. L. C. Polk, well-known Corsicana dentist who died early Sunday, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Dr. Matthew H. Arnold officiated, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery with McCammon Funeral Home in charge.

Dr. Polk had practiced dentistry here the last 50 years. He was 72 years old. The son of the late Colonel and Mrs. W. A. Polk, he had lived in Corsicana all of his life. He died in his home, 725 North 23rd St., after an illness of several months.

Dr. Polk is survived by his wife, Grace Christian Polk; two daughters, Mrs. William Elliott of Corsicana; and Major Judith Bennett of Frankfurt, Germany; two grandchildren, William Elliott, Jr. and Louis Polk Elliott, both of Corsicana; one sister, Ressa Miller of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Elliott, Bill Murchison, John Murchison, Ed M. Polk, Reagan Flagg and Harry Flagg. Honorary pallbearers were elders and deacons of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

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Stella (Fewell) Polk
1871 - Mar 7, 1958

Mrs. Polk Dies Friday Morning

Mrs. Stella Fuell Polk, 84, native of Corsicana, died in Chicago Friday morning. She was the widow of the late Emmett Polk, also a Corsicana native and brother of the late E M. Polk, Sr.

The body will arrive in Dallas at 1:55 p.m. and will be brought to Corsicana by the McCammon Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held here Tuesday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Polk moved to Bonham after their marriage and then to Chicago 35 years ago. Mrs. Polk had been in the real estate business for a number of years since her husband’s death.

For the past 20 years, she had made her home in the Pearson hotel in Chicago.

A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives survive.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Polk

Funeral rites for Mrs. Stella Fuell Polk, 84, native of Corsicana, who died in Chicago Friday morning, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The services will be conducted by Rev. Ted Spencer, associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Polk was the widow of the late Emmett Polk, a broker. The couple moved to Bonham after their marriage and then moved to Chicago 25 years ago. Mrs. Polk had been in the real estate business for a number of years since her husband’s death. She had resided in the Pearson Hotel in Chicago for 20 years.

A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives survive.

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Graveside Rites For Mrs. Polk

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Fuell Polk, 84, who died in Chicago Friday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ted Spencer, associate pastor of the First Methodist church in charge.

A native of Corsicana, she was the widow of the late Emmett Polk, Chicago broker, Mrs. Polk was in the real estate business in Chicago for a number of years and had resided in the Pearson Hotel in Chicago for the past 20 years.

Surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wm. P. Murchison, Charles S. Pearce, Jr.; Johnny Murchison, Wm. M. Elliott, Robert Cooksey, Ed M. Polk, Ralph Tatum and Ralph Tatum Jr.

McCammon directs.

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Grace Josephine (Polk) Elliott
Jul 23, 1918 - Mar 4, 1973

Mrs. Elliott

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. M. Elliott, 54, of Corsicana, a member of the Presbyterian church, a member of the Womens Army Corps and served as a captain during World War II.

Survivors include her husband, W. M. Elliott of Corsicana; two sons, W. M. Elliott, Jr. and Louis Elliott, both of Corsicana; and a sister, Col. Judith Bennett of San Antonio.

Pallbearers were to be Ed M. Polk, W. P. Murchison, Ragan Flagg, Harry Flagg, David Elliott, Dr. L. E. McGary, Arthur Elliott and Julius Jacobs.

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Daisy (Polk) Murchison
Aug 29, 1880 - Jan 20, 1953

Mrs. Murchison Expires Suddenly Of Heart Attack

Mrs. J. S. Murchison, 71, died in the Navarro clinic during the noon hour following a heart attack suffered at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Murchison was watching the televised inauguration of President Eisenhower at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. L. C. Polk, 725 North Twenty-Third street, when stricken.

A native of Dresden, Navarro county, she came to Corsicana as a small child and had resided practically all her life at 406 South Fifteenth street, which was her parents home during their life-time.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Murchison had long been prominent in the First Methodist church—serving as departmental superintendent and teacher in the Sunday school and at one time serving as president of the WSCS.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, John L. Murchison, Waco and Wm. P. Murchison, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Robert M. Cooksey, Corsicana, and Mrs. Louis Wallens, Austin; seven grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Polk, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Miller both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Her husband is a former mayor of Corsicana and was the first executive director of the Texas Department of Public Welfare.

McCammon will direct.

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Mrs. Murchison’s Rites Wednesday; Stricken Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Murchison, 71, who died of a heart attack Tuesday, were held from the First Methodist church Wednesday at 3 p.m. The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Murchison was stricken about 11 a.m. Tuesday while watching the President Eisenhower inauguration at a TV set in the home of her brother, Dr. L. C. Polk, 735 North Twenty-third street, and died during the noon hour at the Navarro Clinic.

A native of Dresden, she had resided at 406 South Fifteenth street since childhood.

Mrs. Murchison had long been prominent in the First Methodist church—serving as departmental superintendent and teacher in the Sunday school and at one time was president of the WSCS. She also was prominent in social and club work in Corsicana, holding membership in the XX Century Club and Nature Study Club, both of which she had served as president, and also is a former regent of the DAR.

Surviving are her husband, a former Corsicana mayor and the first executive director of the Texas Department of Public Welfare; two sons, John L. Murchison, district Texas Power and Light Company manager, Waco, and Wm. P. Murchison, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Robert M. Cooksey, Corsicana, and Mrs. Louis Wallens, Austin; seven grandchildren a brother, Dr. Polk, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Miller, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Perry McCammon, Tom Eady, Bill Elliott, Charles Banister, Lewis David, Claude White, W. D. Lamb.

McCammon directed.

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John Smith Murchison
Jun 28, 1878 - Oct 14, 1961

J. S. Murchison Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday

John S. Murchison, 83, long-time Corsicana Leader and official, a former state office-holder, died in the Navarro Clinic early Saturday morning following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church of which he was a long-time steward and member of the official board.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Crockett, Murchison graduated from the University of Texas School of Pharmacy. He volunteered in the Spanish-American War and came to Corsicana in 1900.

Following the drug business until 1915, he entered the automobile business and was local dealer for Studebaker cars until 1933.

Murchison was mayor for 10 years and served as alderman and later as city commissioner. He was director of the Texas Department of Public Welfare in Austin, 1940-1942, and served on the ration board and price control office here during World War II. He was elected mayor in 1925, 1927, 1935, 1937 and 1939.

A life-long Methodist, he also received a 50-year Masonic pin a few years ago and was a Knight Templar and Hella Temple Shriner.

Murchison was a charter member of the Corsicana Country Club and served as president in 1935.

He was married to Miss Daisy Polk in 1902. She died January 21, 1953.

Surviving are two sons, W. P. Murchison, Corsicana, and John L. Murchison, division manager of the Texas Power and Light Co., Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Robert M. Cooksey, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lewis Wallin, Austin; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Sparks and Miss Laura Murchison, both of San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James E. Fortson, W. D. Lamb, Embry S. Ferguson, Judge C. E. McWilliams, J. E. Davant, Dr. Charles H. Brown, John Tatum, Charles T. Banister, A. G. Elliott, Pat Loggins and Claude White. Honorary pallbearers were officials and the official board of the First Methodist church and friends of the family.

McCammon directs.

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J. S. Murchison Services Held

Final services for John S. Murchison, 83, former state, county and city official, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church.

The services were conducted by Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Crockett, Murchison was a graduate of the University of Texas School of Pharmacy, and volunteered in the Spanish-American War.

Moving to Corsicana in 1900, he established a drug store and in 1915 entered the automobile business—the Studebaker agency he operated until 1933.

A life-long Methodist, Murchison was also a Mason, Knight Templar and Hella Temple Shriner.

He served five terms as mayor of Corsicana, being elected in 1925, 1927, 1935, 1937 and 1939, and was executive director of the Texas Department of Public Welfare from 1940 until 1943. He later was on the ration board and on the rent control board.

Murchison also served as alderman of Corsicana and after the form of city government was changed to the commission form he was a city commissioner.

Murchison was a Democrat and served s Ward 2 Precinct chairman and also as general election judge for a number of years.

He was chairman of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church on two occasions and was a member of the official board of this church for many years.

Murchison was a charter member of the Corsicana Country Club and was president in 1935.

He was married to Miss Daisy Polk in 1902. She died January 21, 1953.

Surviving are two sons, W. P. Murchison, Corsicana, and John L. Murchison, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Robert M. Cooksey, Corsicana and Mrs. Lewis Wallin, Austin; seven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Sparks and Miss Laura Murchison, both of San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James E. Fortson, W. D. Lamb, Embry S. Ferguson, Judge C. E. McWilliams, J. E. Davant, Dr. Charles H. Brown, John Tatum, Charles T. Banister, A. G. Elliott, Pat Loggins and Claude White. Honorary pallbearers were officials and the official board of the First Methodist church and friends of the family.

McCammon directed.

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James M. Ingham
Apr 14, 1856 - Jan 4, 1937

PIONEER RESIDENT PICKETT COMMUNITY BURIED ON TUESDAY

James M. Ingham, aged 80 years, long-time resident of the Pickett community, died at 717 West Eighth avenue Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Cosgrove cemetery in the Pickett community, where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Jones of Streetman.

A native of Wisconsin, Mr. Ingham came to the Pickett community 60 years ago and resided there until he move to Corsicana a short time ago.

Surviving are a brother, J. D. Ingham, and a sister, Miss Jessie Ingham, both of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 5, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Virginia “Jennie” (Pickett) Ingham married Dec. 25, 1887; s/o Samuel D. “Sam” Ingham & Emma (Johnston) Ingham buried in Old Pursley cemetery

Catherine (Ross) Bell
Aug 29, 1893 - Jan 17, 1919

Died at Corbet Last Night.

Mrs. Katherine Bell, wife of Ralph S. Bell, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ross, and her new born babe died at Corbet last night and the two were buried in the same grave in the Cosgrove Cemetery this afternoon at three o’clock.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Bell
B&D Jan 17, 1919

Died at Corbet Last Night.

Mrs. Katherine Bell, wife of Ralph S. Bell, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ross, and her new born babe died at Corbet last night and the two were buried in the same grave in the Cosgrove Cemetery this afternoon at three o’clock.

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Ralph Samuel Bell
Mar 7, 1891 - Jan 30, 1971

Bell Rites

Funeral services for Ralph Bell, 79, of Corbet, who died Sunday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital, were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday from Corley Funeral Home Chapel, the Reverends Harold Nichols and V. B. Odom, officiating. Burial was in Cosgrove Cemetery.

Bell a retired farmer, was a Navarro County native and member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ralph Bell, of the home; a son, Carl Bell, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Stewart and Mrs. Ellen Hill, both of Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Billie Heap, Odessa; one brother, Bruce Bell, Schulenberg, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Nelson, Ralph Bittner, Elton Skinner, Larry Bell, Lee Greer and Emmett Green.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 1, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Catherine (Ross) Bell 2nd wife assumed Bessie Patrick Bell married Apr. 18, 1925; s/o Samuel Ralph Bell & Ona (McGee) Bell

Frank Leslie McCary
Jul 26, 1891 - Apr 15, 1957

Leslie McCary Dies In Houston

Leslie McCary, 65, of Streetman died in Houston Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church in Streetman, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Unity Baptist church in Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Leonard Lee, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, Streetman; two sons, Dr. James Leslie McCary, Houston, and Pruitt Pillans, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Catherine Pillans, Houston; and a number of brothers, sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clark DuBose, Ferguson DuBose, Willie D. Pillans, Roddy Ferguson, Emmett Ferguson and Ernest Ferguson.

Griffin will direct.

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James Richard Hawthorn
Aug 16, 1873 - Aug 19, 1938

LEADING STREETMAN CITIZEN KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE CRASH

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN STREETMAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

J. R. Hawthorn, aged 65 years, civic, business and religious leader of the Streetman community for many years, was fatally injured Friday afternoon about 6:30 o’clock near Streetman when his car and one driven by Mrs. K. Coleman of Streetman figured in a collision, Mrs. Coleman and her small daughter were not injured.

Funeral rites are planned from the family home in Streetman with interment in the Birdston cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Day, Baptist minister of Waxahachie, assisted by Rev. O. F. Barton, pastor of the First Baptist church of Streetman.

Mr. Hawthorn’s death is the twelfth auto fatality in Navarro county since January 1, 1938.

A native of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Mr. Hawthorn resided in Alabama a few years before moving to the Streetman vicinity 51 years ago.

He was prominent in farming circles and for the past 20 years had operated a gin at Streetman. He was a director of the Streetman State Bank and also was a director of the Baptist Orphanage at Waxahachie. He was a member of the First Baptist church at Streetman and the W. O. W. Lodge.

Mr. Hawthorn was married to Miss Nena Salter of Cade in 1889.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, J. A. Hawthorn and C. K. Hawthorn, both of Streetman; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The following nephews will be active pallbearers:
V. V. Bradley, Oklahoma; T. A. McElwee, Fairfield; C. E. Kelley, Will Harmon, Harold Dunckerly and Tom Salter, all of Sugarland.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. R. HAWTHORN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. R. Hawthorn, aged 65 years, civic, financial, and religious leader at Streetman for many years, were held at Streetman Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Birdston cemetery. Mr. Hawthorn was fatally injured in an automobile collision near Streetman late Friday. His death was the twelfth auto fatality in Navarro county this year.

A native of Missouri, Mr. Hawthorn had resided in the Streetman community for 51 years. He had operated a gin for the past 20 years in addition to his farm interests and was a director of the Streetman State Bank. He was a director of the Baptist Orphanage at Waxahachie and long had been prominent in Baptist circles. He was a member of the W. O. W. Lodge.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Day, Waxahachie Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. O. F. Barton, pastor of the Streetman Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, J. A. Hawthorn and C. K. Hawthorn, all of Streetman and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were the following nephews:
V. V. Bradley, Oklahoma; T. A. McElwee, Fairfield; Will Harmon, C. K. Kelley, Harold Dunkerly and Tom Salter, all of Sugarland.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Nena (Salter) Hawthorn
Feb. 7, 1875 - Mar. 2, 1964

Mrs. Hawthorne Dies Monday

Mrs. Nena Hawthorne, 89, of Streetman, widow of the late J. R. Hawthorne, died in a Palestine hospital early Monday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor of the First Baptist church of Streetman.

Mrs. Hawthorne was a native of Texas and had resided at Streetman more than half century.

Surviving are five nieces, Mrs. T. A. McElveen, Fairfield; Mrs. V. V. Bradley, Morristown, Pa.; Mrs. W. A. Harman and Mrs. Harold Dunkerley, both of Sugar Land, and C. B. Salter, Trinity.

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Hold Services Mrs. Hawthorne

Funeral services for Mrs. Nena Hawthorne, 89, widow of the late J. R. Hawthorne of Streetman, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor of the First Baptist church of Streetman. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Mrs. Hawthorne died Monday morning in a Palestine hospital. She was a native of Texas and had resided in Streetman for more than half century.

Surviving are five nieces, Mrs. T. A. McElveen, Fairfield; Mrs. V. V. Bradley, Morristown, Pa.; Mrs. W. A. Harman and Mrs. Harold Dunkerley, both of Sugar Land, and C. B. Salter, Trinity.

Pallbearers were Wiley Stroud, Jasper Milner, Gilbert Milner, Gordon Carroll, Clyde Cole, John L. Bonner, Henry Cole and Melvin Henderson.

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Marcelino Rangel
Apr 26, 1874 - Dec 4, 1964

Sunday Rites For M. Rangel

Funeral services for Marcellino Rangel, formerly of Corsicana, who died Friday, were held at the Catholic cemetery, Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. August J. Merkel, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in charge. He had resided in Fort Worth and Dallas after leaving Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, Geronimo Rangel, Corsicana, and E. C. Rangel, Dallas; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Andrew Castillo
Dec 31, 1914 - Mar 1, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TRAIN VICTIM HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Andrew Castello, aged 28 years, member of a railroad crew, who was instantly killed Tuesday night shortly before midnight, were held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignar V. Graffeo.

Castello resided in the Rice community on the Bradley farm until a few weeks ago when he came to Corsicana. He was instantly killed at the Burlington-Rock Island Lines underpass at the Southern Pacific Lines intersection in North Corsicana when he was struck by a Burlington freight train. Identification was not established until Wednesday morning.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Castello, Rice; three brothers and two sisters.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lillian (Howell) Myers
1859 - Nov. 26, 1938

FUNERAL RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. LILLIAN MYERS

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Myers, age 79 years, who died late Saturday afternoon, were held at Eureka Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Mrs. Myers had been a resident of the eastern section of Navarro county for many years and was well known.

Surviving are her husband, Math Myers, Eureka; two brothers, Kid Howell, Rural Shade; Charles Howell, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Robert Polan, and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were directed by L. B. Bonner & Co.

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Math Myers
Jul 12, 1865 - Jan 6, 1959

Math Myers Dies Tuesday

Math Myers, 94, died at the Twilight Home early Tuesday morning.

Funeral arrangements at the Corley Funeral Home were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon but will probably be held sometime Wednesday with burial in the
Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. F. E. Elliott, Fort Worth; a nephew, W. T. Pritchett, Eureka, and other relatives.

Notes:

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Math Myers Services Held

Funeral services for Math Myers, 94, retired ginner, who died in Twilight Home early Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the
Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ted Spencer, associate pastor of the First Methodist church, formerly of Eureka.

A native of Tennessee, Myers had resided in Navarro county for 70 years. He had been at the Home for three years.

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. F. E. Elliott, Fort Worth; a nephew, W. T. Pritchett, Eureka, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buster Pritchett, Hamilton Pritchett, Lloyd Land, Aaron Montgomery, Don Chandler and Kenneth Pritchett.

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Mary Allie (Hughes) Sims
Sep 18, 1900 - Nov 26, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. H. O. SIMS

Funeral services for Mrs. H. O. Sims, who died in Wichita Falls Friday night were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the
Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Surviving are her husband and four children, Mary Jo Sims, Hildra Sims, Lonnie Sims and Henrietta Sims.

The rites were directed by L. B. Bonner of Eureka and Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 29, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry Osborne Sims; d/o Ransom Leonadas “Lon” Hughes & Mary Roxane “Millie” (Gunn) Hughes buried in Calvary Cemetery

Embry Lee Kent
May 22, 1869 - Jun 9, 1938

EMBRY LEE KENT BURIED FRIDAY IN EUREKA CEMETERY

Funeral services for Embry Lee Kent, aged 69 years, who died Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was made in the
Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, Sweetwater, former pastor of the First Christian church.

Mr. Kent was a native of Virginia, but had resided in Navarro county and Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. B. D. Carroll, Aransas Pass; Mrs. L. D. Cooper, Cotulla; Mrs. George S. Turpin, Shaw, Miss.; Mrs. Floyd W. Deacon, Graham, and Mrs. J. W. Edens, Jr., Corsicana; a son, Jack D. Kent, Corsicana; five grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. C. R. Loyd, G. C. Kent, I. T. Kent, Clarence A. Middleton, Mrs. R. L. Patterson, Mrs. Joe E. Butler, and Mrs. Byron Harwell, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. B. Kirkham, H. T. Braselton, R. W. Wiggins, Frank Kent, Houston Kent, Rayford Harwell, Bruce Jeffers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 10, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Henrietta (Mahoney) Kent married May 10, 1898; s/o John Jasper “Jack” Kent & Nannie H (Crews) Kent buried Providence cemetery, Mildred, Tx.

Robert Johnston “Bob” Chandler
Aug 16, 1898 - Apr 6, 1971

Chandler Rites Set Thursday

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Bob Chandler, 73, native of Eureka and resident of Houston for the past 29 years. The Rev. W. A. Howell Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the
Eureka Cemetery. He died Tuesday in Houston.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Stewart and Mrs. J. G. Yates, both of Houston; eight grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert McCullough, Ernest Fullwood, John Grantham, Paul Chandler, Curtis Chandler and Buster Burleson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 7, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Zadie Murel (Redwine) Chandler married Sep. 29, 1918 buried in Midway cemetery; s/o Thomas Harmon Chandler & Mary Frances “Fannie” (Rosser) Chandler

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Robt. Chandler Rites Pending

Funeral services for Robert Chandler of Eureka are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

Chandler died Tuesday in Houston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 6, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Zadie Murel (Redwine) Chandler buried in Midway cemetery; s/o Thomas Harmon Chandler & Mary Frances “Fannie” (Rosser) Chandler

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Chandler Rites Set Thursday

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Bob Chandler, 73, native of Eureka and resident of Houston for the past 29 years. The Rev. W. A. Rowell Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the
Eureka cemetery. He died in Tuesday in Houston.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Stewart and Mrs. J. G. Yates, both of Houston; eight grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert McCullough, Ernest Fullwood, John Grantham, Paul Chandler, Curtis Chandler and Buster Burleson.

Notes:

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Chandler Rites

Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 a.m. for Bob Chandler, 73, Houston and native of Eureka, at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. W. A. Rowell Jr. officiated. Burial was in the
Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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William Henry Yancy
Dec 10, 1863 - Jun 25, 1938

WILLIAM H. YANCY, RETIRED FARMER, TO BE BURIED SUNDAY

William Henry Yancy, aged 74 years, retired farmer, died Saturday morning in the Zion’s Rest community. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the
Eureka cemetery where interment will be made.

He had resided in Navarro county for the past 34 years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Polly Whitfield, Corsicana and a granddaughter.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Virgil Clemmie Estes
Mar 12, 1901 - Aug 30, 1938

CLEMMIE ESTES, EUREKA FARMER BURIED WEDNESDAY

Clemmie Estes, aged 37 years, farmer, died at his home in the Eureka community Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock after a lingering illness. The funeral rites were held at the Providence Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, three small children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Estes, Eureka; two brothers, H. C. Estes and James Estes both of Eureka; and four sisters, Mrs. O. A. Gaines, Eureka; Mrs. Henry Shelton, Jr., Borger; Mrs. Reuben Tucker, Corsicana, and Miss Beatrice Estes, Eureka.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Estes, J. D. Estes, Emmett Rash, Slater Land, Ed Bonner an d Randolph Robinson.

Arrangements were handled by L. B. Bonner Co.

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Rhoda M. (Phillips) Ware
Dec 30, 1857 - May 2, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES AT RURAL SHADE FOR FORMER RESIDENT

KERENS, May 6,--(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Rural Shade Baptist church, for Mrs. Rhoda Ware, aged 83, who died at 6 a.m. in Mineral Wells. Deceased was, until the last 15 years, a resident of the Rural Shade community, and held an endearing place in the hearts of all who knew her.

She was born in Madison county, Arkansas, in 1865; came to Texas at the age of 12, and was married in 1879 to Phil Ware, who preceded her in death a few years.

She is survived by one son, Will Tom Ware of Mineral Wells, and several grand children, two brothers, L. M. Phillips of Kerens and Warren Phillips of Corsicana, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted by the Rev. D. C. Dove. Interment was in the cemetery at Rural Shade, and was under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Elmer, George, John and William Ware, and Jim Phillips and J. A. Inmon.

Among the numerous out-of-town people here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips, and Mr. and Mrs. Ware Phillips of Big Springs; Mrs. H. A. Smith, Miss Clark and Mrs. L. George of Mineral Wells; Mrs. E. M. Johnson and daughter, and son, Terrell of Kilgore; Mrs. Fannie Carroll, Miss Retta Carroll and Mrs. Reuben Bennett of Corsicana.

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Dee Williamson
Jul 10, 1866 - Jun 19, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER RESIDENT ARE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Dee Williamson, 70, life-long resident of Navarro county, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. Withers, 1254 North Beaton street early Saturday, were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon from the home, with burial in Zion’s Rest cemetery, Rev. N. M. Gilbert, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, conducted the rites.

He had been ill for a long time.

Surviving are two sons, H. B. Williamson and Roy Williamson, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Winters, Corsicana and Mrs. J. B. Hicks, Forsan, and a number of grandchildren, brothers and sisters. The deceased was born at Angus and had resided in Corsicana for the past several years.

Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 21, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Hattie (Allen) Williamson buried in Grape Creek cemetery; s/o Robert “Bob” Williamson & Mary (Love) Williamson per death certificate

James L. "Tump" Farmer
abt 1905 - Aug 20, 1937

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN EL DORADO, ARK.

J. L. (Tump) Farmer, aged 32 years, oil driller, formerly of Corsicana, died in El Dorado, Arkansas Friday morning after a short illness.

Definite funeral arrangements had not been determined early Friday afternoon but are expected to be held sometime Saturday or Sunday with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Mr. Farmer was reared in this community and was well known here.

Surviving are his wife and three children, El Dorado, Ark.; mother, Mrs. Lola Farmer, Corsicana; a brother, Joe Farmer, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Viola Thomas, Pickett, and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 20, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed h/o Ruth (Patterson) Farmer married Dec. 12, 1923; s/o John Holloway Farmer & Lola James (Stone) Farmer

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. L. FARMER HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for J. L. (Tump) Farmer, aged 32 years, former Corsicanan, who died in El Dorado, Ark., at an early hour, Friday morning following a short illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. Mr. Farmer had been an oil driller for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife and three children, El Dorado, Ark.; mother, Mrs. Lola Farmer, Corsicana; a brother, Joe Farmer, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Viola Thomas, Pickett, and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Pallbearers were Bill Crews, Fred DuBose, Nathan Crouch, Ed Williamson, Beverly Walker and Sandy Kiser.

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Jennie Lena (Stone) Farmer
Apr 20, 1888 - Nov 6, 1957

Mrs. E. Farmer Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Everett Farmer, 62, who died Wednesday in the M. D. Anderson hospital in Houston, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist minister of Tehuacana, and Rev. M. Howard Knox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Raymond Farmer, Roane; Earl Farmer, Houston, and Buddy Farmer, Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. H. O. Olson, Mrs. Hugh Parrish, Jr., and Mrs. H. B. Andrus, all of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Guy Flowers, Corsicana and Mrs. Lula Farmer, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Gwen Sutton, Joe Farmer, Hubert Farmer, Millard Farmer, James Edwin Watson and Clyd Arnold Watson.

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Mary Onada (Stone) Farmer
Oct 22, 1890 - Mar 12, 1940

MRS. ONADA FARMER BURIED WEDNESDAY AT ZION’S REST

Funeral services for Mrs. Onada Farmer, aged 49 years, who died Tuesday at the Navarro Clinic, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church. Rev. Morton, pastor of the First Methodist church at Barry, conducted the services. Interment was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

The deceased was survived by three sons, Hubert, Millard, and Don Farmer, and two daughters, Willine and Orlena Farmer, all of Barry; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Farmer, Mrs. Everett Farmer and Mrs. Guy Flowers, all of Corsicana and one brother Elmer Stone of Corsicana.

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Charity Ann (Thomas) Williams
Oct 28, 1850 - Mar 22, 1938

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT

Mrs. Charity Ann Williams, aged 87 years, resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for the past 45 years, died Tuesday night at 8:15 o’clock at 205 South Twelfth street after a lingering illness. Mrs. Williams was the widow of the late E. O. Williams, well known Methodist minister.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. M. D. Lowry, pastor of the Tupelo Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, L. M. Williams, Tupelo and W. H. Williams, Houston; a brother, Henry Thomas, Smithville, Miss.; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. L. Absher, Lonnie Williams, Tyson McIver, Narbon Williams, Robert Franks and Weldon Franks.

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John Wesley Jackson, Sr.
Oct 28, 1878 - Jun 27, 1938

JOHN W. JACKSON DIED AT HIS HOME MONDAY AFTERNOON

John W. Jackson, aged 59 years, farmer, died at his home four miles north of Corsicana, Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11:30 o’clock, with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Collins.

Mr. Jackson had been ill for several weeks.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Jesse Jackson, J. W. Jackson, Jr., and Billy Ray Jackson, two daughters, Rosa May and Shirly Ann Jackson, all of Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Opal Swearington, Midlothian and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Belle (Lawson) Rogers-Jackson
Aug 17, 1891 - Oct 18, 1948

MRS. BELLE JACKSON DIES HERE MONDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Mrs. Belle Jackson, aged 56 years, died at the family residence, 660 North Fourteenth street, Monday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services are incomplete pending the arrival of a son en route home from Korea.

She was a native of Tennessee but had resided here since 1930.

Surviving are three sons, Jesse E. and John W. Jackson, both of Corsicana, and Billy Ray Jackson, U. S. army Korea; three daughters, Mrs. Opal G. Swearington, Midlothian; Mrs. Rosa Mae McMillan and Miss Shirley Ann Jackson, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, seven brothers, Mack, Joe, Sam, Claude, Bert, Tom and Bill Lawson and a sister, Mrs. Nannie Thacker, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Dicie (Miller) Smith-Christopher
1860 - Jul 23, 1938

AGED CORBET WOMAN BURIED ZION’S REST CEMETERY MONDAY

Mrs. Dicie Christopher, aged 78 years, of Corbet, died at the home of a brother, Henry Miller, North Carolina, Saturday night.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the North Side Baptist church with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, J. R. Miller, Corbet, and Henry Miller, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ella Stognor, Athens; seven nieces and six nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Etta (Smith) McBroom
Nov 22, 1891 - Jul 13, 1937

ZION’S REST WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN BED TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Mary Ella McBroom, aged 45 years, wife of Dennis McBroom, was found dead in bed at the family home in the Zion’s Rest community early Tuesday morning. Death apparently came while she was asleep. She had been in ill health, but her condition was not regarded as serious.

Funeral services are planned at Petty’s Chapel cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband three daughters, Mrs. B. O. Sutton, New London; Mrs. J. E. Dobbs, Beaumont, and Miss Dorothy Jean McBroom, Zion’s Rest; three grandchildren; three brothers, J. A. Smith, Italy; W. A. Smith, Dallas, and O. C. Smith, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Harry Humphrey, Mineola, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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M’BROOM FUNERAL AT PETTY’S CHAPEL WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Etta McBroom, aged 45 years, who was found dead in bed early Tuesday morning at the family home in the Zion’s Rest community were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Petty’s Chapel cemetery, where interment was made. Mrs. McBroom had been in failing health for some time. Death apparently came while she was asleep. The services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Dennis McBroom, Zion’s Rest; three daughters, Mrs. B. O. Sutton, New London; Mrs. J. E. Dobbs, Beaumont, and Miss Dorothy Jean McBroom, Zion’s Rest; three grandchildren, three brothers, J. A. Smith, Italy; W. A. Smith, Dallas, and C. C. Smith, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Harry Humphrey, Mineola and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Dennis McBroom
Oct 11, 1884 - May 11, 1942

DENNIS M’BROOM DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL TUESDAY

Funeral services for Dennis McBroom, age 57 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial will be in Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Leroy Brownlow, minister of the Church of Christ.

Mr. McBroom had been a resident of Corsicana for 35 years and employee of the American Railway Express Company for 30 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Dobbs and Miss Dorothy Jean McBroom, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. B. T. Sutton, New London; three sisters, Mrs. L. F. Hargraves and Mrs. W. J. Bass, both of Corsicana and Mrs. N. H. Witherspoon, San Antonio; four brothers, Abe McBroom, W. L. McBroom, Tom McBroom, all of Corsicana, A. B. McBroom, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be F. C. Paul, J. B. McKnight, Charles Banister, S. D. Hendon, Jack Paul and Graham Dickson. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DENNIS M’BROOM HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Dennis McBroom, aged 57 years, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Sutherland – McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leroy Brownlow, minister of the Church of Christ.

McBroom had been a resident of Corsicana 35 years and as employee of the American Railway Express Company for 30 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Dobbs and Miss Dorothy Jean McBroom, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. B. T. Sutton, New London; three sisters, Mrs. L. F. Hargraves and Mrs. W. J. Bass, both of Corsicana and Mrs. N. H. Witherspoon, San Antonio; four brothers, Abe McBroom, W. L. McBroom, Tom McBroom, all of Corsicana, A. B. McBroom, San Antonio, and other relatives.

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Alfred Harvey Blanton
Sep 4, 1919 - Jun 29, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CORSICANA BOY AT PETTY’S CHAPEL

Funeral services for Alfred Blanton, aged 17 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Blanton, who died at 723 West Tenth avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:40 o’clock after an extended illness, were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at Petty’s Chapel cemetery where interment was made. Rev. B. R. Bonner of Navarro officiated.

Surviving are his parents a brother, Thomas Blanton, and a sister, Artis Blanton, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Buddy Shavers, Willis Bonner, John Chaney, Fred Ervin, J. T. Fitzgerald and T. J. Mayo.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangements.

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Thomas Eugene Ficklin, Sr.
Nov 29, 1858 - Sep 16, 1938

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED ON SATURDAY

Thomas Eugene Ficklin, aged 79 years, resident of Navarro county for 62 years, died Saturday night at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Petty’s Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Interment was made in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lamb.

Mr. Ficklin was a carpenter. He had resided in Corsicana for 30 years.

Surviving are four sons, W. A. Ficklin, Corsicana; Eddie Ficklin, Frank Ficklin and T. E. Ficklin, Jr., all of Powell; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Perkins, Melissa and Mrs. Lola Johnson, Corsicana, and 17 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cecil Johnson, John Christian, Harmon Ferguson, Dick Bush, Ezra White and Bud Jones.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Janey Ellen Mayo
Dec 23, 1936 - Jan 9, 1938

Babe Buried Prairie Point.

KERENS, Jan. 18.—(Spl.)—The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mayo, who died in Tyler was buried at the Prairie Point cemetery Monday, Jan. 10, with Rev. Joe N. Everheart conducted the services.

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Ellen Marie (Nelson) Spencer
Feb 22, 1874 - Feb 4, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SPENCER ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. T. M. Spencer, aged 63 years, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana 17 years, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Mrs. Spencer died in the Baylor Hospital, Dallas, early Friday morning.

Surviving are her husband, T. M. Spencer, five sons, W. T. Spencer, Kilgore; H. G. Spencer, Waco; John B. Spencer, Rice; Jeff S. Spencer and Clifford Spencer, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. T. R. Bostick, Dallas; Mrs. Jessie Bradford, Corsicana, and Mrs. B. O. Law, Corpus Christi, and several grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb. 5, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Monroe Spencer married Dec. 18, 1889 d/o Jefferson Wise “Jeff” Nelson and Mary Jane (Killion) Nelson buried in Old Chatfield cemetery

Thomas Monroe Spencer
Jan 17, 1864 - Nov 15, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR T. M. SPENCER ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for T. M. Spencer, 75 years, who died suddenly Wednesday shortly after noon at his home, 398 West Tenth avenue, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Mr. Spencer was born Jan. 17, 1864, in Burnet county 64 years ago. He was engaged in farming in east Navarro county until he moved to Corsicana about 20 years ago. He was an employee of the city at the park for a number of years before his retirement.

Mr. Spencer was married to Ellen Nelson, at Montfort, who preceded him in death two years ago.

Surviving are eight children, Jeff Spencer, deputy sheriff, Corsicana; W. P. Spencer, Edna; Mrs. Mable Law, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Pearl Bostick, Dallas; Mrs. Jessie Bradford, Corsicana; Grady Spencer, Brenham; Clifford Spencer, Corpus Christi, and John Spencer, Rice, and 15 grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy.

Mr. Spencer had been a member of the Prairie Point Methodist church for many years.

Pallbearers were M. Nelson, Joe Nelson, Johnny Spencer, Claude Marshall, Johnny Baker, Lummie Burrow, Willie Rasco and Robert Spencer.

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Margaret Ruthie "Maggie" (Glass) Lowe-Chenault
Dec 9, 1866 - May 24, 1938

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Chenault, aged 70 years, who died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 702 North Fourteenth street, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Prairie Point church. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ. Interment was made in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Prior to moving to Corsicana several months ago, Mrs. Chenault resided in the Montfort community for a number of years.

Surviving are a son, E. N. Lowe, Van; a daughter, Mrs. H. W. Gabriel, Groesbeck; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Shirley Lowe, H. W. Gabriel, Lloyd Gabriel, Lloyd Johnson, C. A. Robinson and T. Hargraves.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William Alexander Mizell, Sr.  
Sep 6, 1860 - Jun 25, 1937

PIONEER CHATFIELD RESIDENT IS DEAD; FUNERAL SATURDAY

W. A. Mizell, aged 76 years, long-time resident of the Chatfield community, died Friday night at 11 o’clock and funeral services are planned for Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock at Chatfield with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four children, James E. Mizell, Chatfield; Mrs. J. C. Easterling, Chatfield; Mrs. H. P. Hodge, Wichita Falls; W. A. Mizell, Jr., Ennis, three sisters, Mrs. Sara Cole, Wortham; Mrs. Mollie Hodge, Rice, and Mrs. Addie Brown, Dallas, and other relatives.

Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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William M. Marshall
Feb 22, 1842 - Jul 4, 1937

FUNERAL RITES HELD AT CHATFIELD FOR WM. MARSHALL

Funeral services for William Marshall, aged 85 years, who died at his home in the Buffalo community in northeast Navarro county Friday morning at 4 o’clock, were held from the Chatfield Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery, Rev. W. M. Justice, pastor of the church, officiated.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. L. R. Rogers, Buffalo; Homer Marshall, Buffalo; T. H. Marshall, Buffalo; J. M. Marshall, Montfort; R. S. Marshall, Kerens; W. C. Marshall, Hester; and Mrs. J. C. Tillman, Blooming Grove; 19 grandchildren and two nieces.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 1, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lula Blanch (Hawkins) Marshall married Feb. 13, 1905; s/o William H. Marshall & Curicy Ann (Upshaw) Marshall

Lula Blanch (Hawkins) Marshall
Jul 27, 1857 - Sep 10. 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MARSHALL ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Marshall, aged 78 years, who died at her home in the Buffalo community near Chatfield early Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Chatfield church. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church in Corsicana.

Survivors are five sons, two daughters, three brothers, two sisters, 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were D. S. McClanahan, C. H. McClanahan, Josh Duncan, K. F. Session, D. F. Fields and E. Y. Hawkins.

McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep. 11, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Richard Winters Marshall married Dec. 31, 1891 2nd husband William M. Marshall married Feb. 13, 1905 d/o N. F. Hawkins & Susan (Denson) Hawkins

Jesse Lee Hodges
Mar 18, 1896 - Mar 11, 1938

Chatfield

CHATFIELD, March 17.—(Spl.)—Jessie Lee Hodges of Dallas was buried in Chatfield cemetery Sunday afternoon. He was a brother of Mrs. Henry Griffith.

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Alberta “Birtie” (Hodges) Griffith
Jun 30, 1893 - May 5, 1960

Mrs. Griffith Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. H. H. Griffith were to be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Griffin Chapel with Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church conducting the rites. Interment was to be in Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Griffith, 66, was a long-time resident of Corsicana and member of Rebekah Lodge No. 128. She died early Thursday in Galveston.

Survivors include a husband, H. H. Griffith, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Oscar C. Travis, Corsicana; two sons, J. C. Griffith, Chatfield, and Robert H. Griffith, Richmond; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Neal Hodges, Irving, and J. F. Hodges, Athens; a sister, Mrs. Joe Adams, Ennis; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George Hodge, Ben F. Easterling, Leo Sands, Morris, Kirby, Eddie Ellington and Byron Kirby.

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Judith Ann Thorp
Oct 16, 1882 - Mar 20, 1938

MISS JUDITH THORP DIED AT CHATFIELD; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Miss Judith Thorp, age 55 years, a native of Chatfield, died Sunday afternoon at the family residence in Chatfield and funeral services were held at the residence at 3 o’clock Monday, with Rev. M. D. Lowry, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church, conducting rites. Interment was made in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. J. P. Thorp, Chatfield; three brothers, William Thorp, her twin, Chatfield, and Joe L. Thorp and Paul M. Thorp, both of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Robert Witherspoon, Chatfield; one nephew Thorp Montford, Bryan, and a number of other nieces and nephews.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral directors had charge of arrangements.

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Leonard Petty
Aug 6, 1923 - Jun 1, 1938

YOUTH DIES RESULT COMPLICATIONS FROM ACCIDENT WOUND

Funeral service for Leonard Petty, aged 14 years, son of Mrs. Cora Beck, 814 South Eighth street, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Chatfield cemetery where interment was made. The youth died at the P. and S. hospital shortly before 6 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lowrey.

Petty was accidentally shot in the head April 21, it was stated, by a .32 calibre pistol in the hands of his friend, Coy Dewey. The accident occurred at the residence of Dewey’s father, Arthur Dewey, on West Eighth avenue. He was discharged from the hospital on April 30 and was again admitted to the hospital early Wednesday morning. Complications following the wound received in April are ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Beck; four brothers, Elmer, Roy, Herschel and Billy Petty, all of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. J. S. Petty, Corsicana and many other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Sallie Elizabeth (Harding) Redwine-Steele
Aug 25, 1853 - Dec 14, 1938

DOUBLE FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT MIDWAY THURSDAY

MRS. SALLIE STEELE AND GRANDSON, W. B. REDWINE, WERE BURIED

Double funeral services for Mrs. Sallie E. Steele, aged 85 years, and her grandson, Wilmer Bryan Redwine, aged 26 years, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Midway Baptist church with interment in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Barton of Streetman, assisted by Rev. Mr. Ryburn.

Mrs. Steele died at the home of her son, W. L. Redwine, at Winkler Wednesday morning. She was a native of Texas and had resided in the Winkler community for 48 years.

Mr. Redwine died Wednesday. He resided on Streetman Route 1.

Surviving Mrs. Steele are a son, W. L. Redwine, Winkler, and the following step-children: Mrs. Ella Kelly, Lufkin; B. L. Steele, Mildred; Tom Steele, Streetman; Ed Steele, Streetman; George Steele, Streetman; Mrs. Truly Folman, Streetman; Mrs. Mollie Anderson, Winkler; Mrs. Gussie Beauchamp, Streetman; Mrs. Sam Hodge, Sweetwater, and other relatives.

Mr. Redwine is survived by his wife, two sons, Billy Jack Redwine, aged five years, and Loval Redwine aged eight months; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Redwine, Winkler; five sisters, Mrs. R. J. Chandler, Streetman; Mrs. Nolan Crawford, Palestine; Mrs. C. Rampey, Houston; Mrs. Bill Steele, Mildred, and Miss Annie Beth Redwine, Streetman.

The arrangements were conducted by Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana and L. B. Bonner and Company, Eureka.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec. 15, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Martin Redwine married May 17, 1876 2nd husband Romulus Augustus Steele married Feb. 7, 1889 d/o W. A. Harding and Mary (Fitzgerald) Harding

Wilmer Bryan Redwine
Feb. 26, 1912 - Dec. 14, 1938

DOUBLE FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT MIDWAY THURSDAY

MRS. SALLIE STEELE AND GRANDSON, W. B. REDWINE, WERE BURIED

Double funeral services for Mrs. Sallie E. Steele, aged 85 years, and her grandson, Wilmer Bryan Redwine, aged 26 years, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Midway Baptist church with interment in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Barton of Streetman, assisted by Rev. Mr. Ryburn.

Mrs. Steele died at the home of her son, W. L. Redwine, at Winkler Wednesday morning. She was a native of Texas and had resided in the Winkler community for 48 years.

Mr. Redwine died Wednesday. He resided on Streetman Route 1.

Surviving Mrs. Steele are a son, W. L. Redwine, Winkler, and the following step-children: Mrs. Ella Kelly, Lufkin; B. L. Steele, Mildred; Tom Steele, Streetman; Ed Steele, Streetman; George Steele, Streetman; Mrs. Truly Folman, Streetman; Mrs. Mollie Anderson, Winkler; Mrs. Gussie Beauchamp, Streetman; Mrs. Sam Hodge, Sweetwater, and other relatives.

Mr. Redwine is survived by his wife, two sons, Billy Jack Redwine, aged five years, and Loval Redwine aged eight months; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Redwine, Winkler; five sisters, Mrs. R. J. Chandler, Streetman; Mrs. Nolan Crawford, Palestine; Mrs. C. Rampey, Houston; Mrs. Bill Steele, Mildred, and Miss Annie Beth Redwine, Streetman.

The arrangements were conducted by Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana and L. B. Bonner and Company, Eureka.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec. 15, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ora Pearl (Rash) Redwine-Roberts; s/o William Leonidas Redwine & Mary Cynthia “Mollie” (Richmond) Redwine

Mary Cynthia “Mollie” (Richmond) Redwine
Jan 29, 1880 - Jan 25, 1954

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Redwine

Mrs. Mary Cynthia (Mollie) Redwine, 74, native of Navarro county, died in Palestine Monday night.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nolen Crawford and Mrs. Ernest Callaway, both of Palestine; Mrs. C. Rampy, Montgomery, and Mrs. W. T. Steel, Anahauc; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Redwine was the widow of W. L. Redwine.

Funeral services will be held from the first Baptist church at Streetman Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Midway cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hubert Keaffer, pastor; Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague, and Rev. R. L. Ryburn, Kirvin, all Baptist ministers.

The family formerly resided in the Midway community.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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William Leonidas Redwine
Feb 8, 1878 - May 24, 1951

Wm. L. Redwine Dies Thursday

William L. Redwine, 73, retired farmer, died at his home in Streetman early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the Midway cemetery.

The Winkler Masonic Lodge No. 6 will have charge of the graveside services.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Frank Steele, pastor of the church; Rev. Obie F. Barton pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church of Corsicana; Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague and Rev. R. L. Ryburn.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; four daughters, Mrs. Nolan Crawford and Mrs. Ernest Callaway, both of Palestine; Mrs. C. Rampey, Montgomery, and Mrs. Bill Steele, Anahuac; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 24, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Cynthia “Mollie” (Richmond) Redwine; s/o John Martin Redwine & Sallie Elizabeth (Harding) Redwine-Steele

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Wm. L. Redwind Services Friday

Funeral services for William L. Redwine, 73, who died at his home in Streetman Thursday morning, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

Burial was in the Midway cemetery with the Winkler Masonic Lodge in charge of the graveside rites.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. Frank Steele, pastor of the church; Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church here; Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague and Rev. R. L. Ryburn.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; four daughters, Mrs. Nolan Crawford and Mrs. Ernest Callaway, both of Palestine; Mrs. C. Rampy, Montgomery, and Mrs. Bill Steele, Anahuac; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Zadie Murel (Redwine) Chandler
Oct 15, 1899 - Apr 30, 1946

FUNERAL TO BE HELD AT MIDWAY CHURCH FOR MRS. CHANDLER

Mrs. Zadie Murel Chandler, aged 46 years, wife of R. J. Chandler of Houston, died in Houston Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the Midway Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in the Midway cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Revs. O. B. Barton and Herbert McKissack.

Surviving are her husband of Houston, two daughters, Miss Tommie Lee Chandler, Mexia, and Mrs. Myrtle Durnice Stewart, Houston; a granddaughter, Bettie Lou Stewart, Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Redwine, Midway; four sisters, Mrs. W. N. Crawford, Palestine; Mrs. C. Rampy, Montgomery; Mrs. Bill Steele, Houston, and Mrs. Ernest Calloway, Palestine, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. Rampy, W. N. Crawford, Ernest Calloway, Bill Steele, Bill Stewart and Rex Farmer.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 1, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Johnston "Bob” Chandler married Sep. 29, 1918 buried in Eureka cemetery, Eureka, Tx; d/o William Leonidas Redwine & Mary Cynthia “Mollie” (Richmond) Redwine

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Rites Held Thursday For Mrs. Chandler

Funeral services for Mrs. Zadie Murel Chandler, aged 46 years, who died in Houston Tuesday night were held from the Midway Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. O. B. Barton, Herbert McKissack.

Surviving are her husband R. J. Chandler, Houston; two daughters, Miss Tommie Lee Chandler, Mexia, and Mrs. Myrtle Durnice Stewart, Houston; a granddaughter, Bettie Lou Stewart, Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Redwine, Midway; four sisters, Mrs. W. N. Crawford and Mrs. Ernest Calloway, both of Palestine; Mrs. C. Rampy, Montgomery and Mrs. Bill Steele, Houston.

Pallbearers were C. Rampy, W. N. Crawford, Ernest Calloway, Bill Steele, Bill Stewart and Rex Farmer.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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J. R. Clark
Oct 7, 1921 - Jan 2, 1937

STREETMAN YOUTH BURIED BIRDSTON CEMETERY SUNDAY

STREETMAN. Jan. 6.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for J. R. Clark, age 16 years, who died at his home here Saturday morning at 8 o’clock were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Baptist church with interment in the Birdston cemetery. Rev. J. L. Shaddix assisted by Rev. E. L. Jones and Rev. Henry of Rice had charge of the services.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Clark, and a sister, Lucille Clark, and several uncles and aunts.

Pallbearers were Frank Roberts, Homer Fullerton, Jr., T. J. McDaniel, John K. Webb, Jr., Harvis Wilson Milner, Rex Winburne, Harry Coleman and Billy Coy Easterling.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. Robinson and family of Teague; Mr. and Mrs. Honea and daughter of Concord; Miss Augusta Helm and Mrs. Morrison of Corsicana; Mrs. Louis Burke and Miss Sallie Burke of Roane, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Anderson of Venus, Miss Sophie Curry of Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Lyons and Mr. and Mrs. L. Sheffield of Fairfield.

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Annie Estelle “Essie” (McKissack) Clark
Mar 17, 1872 - Oct 29, 1957

Mrs. Annie Estelle Clark, 85, long-time Streetman resident, died at her home in Streetman early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Streetman at 3 p.m. with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Unity Baptist church here, assisted by Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two sons, June Clark, Corsicana, and S. A. (Short) Clark, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Steele and Mrs. J. A. Coleman, both of Streetman; Mrs. H. G. Cole, Fairfield, and Mrs. Kate McConnico, Gregory; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. N. McKissack, Streetman, and Rev. H. L. McKissack, Baptist minister, Teague; two sisters, Mrs. Polly Clark, Dallas and Mrs. Ray DuBose, Currie; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. A. Burleson, Loyal McKissack, Eugene DuBose, G. A. Burleson, Johnny McKissack, Byron Burleson, T. C. Steele, Robert James Steele, Jarrett McConnico, Johnny B. McConnico, Jr.; S. A. Coleman, Johnny Cole, Dickie Cole, June Prince Clark, Jerry Clark, Arch Clark, Clark DuBose, Billy McKissack, James McKissack, John Reagan McKissack.

McCammon will direct.

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Clark

Funeral services For Mrs. Clark

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Estelle Clark, 85, who died early Tuesday, will be held from the First Baptist Church in Streetman Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Unity Baptist church here, assisted by Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two sons, June Clark, Corsicana, and S. A. (Short) Clark, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Steele and Mrs. J. A. Coleman, both of Streetman; Mrs. H. G. Cole, Fairfield, and Mrs. Kate McConnico, Gregory; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. N. McKissack, Streetman, and Rev. H. L. McKissack, Baptist minister, Teague; two sisters, Mrs. Polly Clark, Dallas and Mrs. Ray DuBose, Currie, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. A. Burleson, Loyal McKissack, Eugene DuBose, G. A. Burleson, Johnny McKissack, Byron Burleson, T. C. Steele, Robert James Steele, Jarrett McConnico, Johnny B. McConnico, Jr.; S. A. Coleman, Johnny Cole, Dickie Cole, June Prince Clark, Jerry Clark, Arch Clark, Clark DuBose, Billy McKissack, James McKissack, John Reagan McKissack.

McCammon will direct.

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Robert E. Jenkins
Sep 24, 1900 - Dec 9, 1937

Robert Jenkins Dies.

FAIRFIELD, Dec. 24.—(Spl.)—Robert Jenkins, 37, died at his home in the Rushing community Dec. 9, following a long illness. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and one child; his father, J. M. Jenkins, one of Freestone’s well-known citizens and several brothers and sisters.

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Oliver Leonidas Steele
Mar 4, 1880 - May 7, 1938

OLIVER L. STEELE BURIED BIRDSTON CEMETERY SUNDAY

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock for Oliver L. Steele, age 58 years, who died at his home on Streetman, Route 1, Saturday night. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Knight, Winkler; Miss Mona Lee Steele, Streetman, Route 1; four sisters, Mrs. W. D. Anderson, Winkler; Mrs. F. L. Hodges, Mrs. W. H. Beauchamp, Mrs. Charlie Folmar; four brothers, Tom Steele, Bill Steele, Ed Steele, George Steele; a grandson, and other relatives.

Mr. Steel was a member of the Winkler Masonic Lodge and was active in affairs of his community.

Funeral arrangements were directed by L. B. Bonner & Co.

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John B. McConnico, Sr.
Oct 7, 1897 - Jun 10, 1938

John B. McConnico Funeral Saturday

Funeral services for John B. McConnico, 40, former resident of Streetman, bur who has lived in Gregory the past 12 years, were held at the Streetman Baptist church at 4:30 Saturday afternoon and burial was made in the Birdston cemetery. Rev. Barton Streetman Baptist minister conducted the rites.

McConnico died in a Corpus Christi hospital Thursday night.

Surviving are his wife, two sons and a daughter, four sisters, Mrs. R. D. Johnson, Houston; Mrs. T. A. McCamey, Gregory; Mrs. L. G. Kerr, Corsicana and Mrs. Mary McKinney, Corpus Christi; two brothers, T. G. McConnico, Birdston and G. L. McConnico, Streetman.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun 11, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Kate Valera (Clark) McConnico married Nov. 30, 1919; s/o Christopher Jarrett “Kit” McConnico & Mary Kate (Grayson) McConnico

Theresa Lajaun "Sally" (Furra) Cunningham
Dec 3, 1928 - Nov 23, 2018

Obituary for Theresa Cunningham
Theresa Cunningham 89, of Dresden passed away on Friday morning, November 23, 2018 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Dresden United Methodist Church with Pastor Holly Neeley officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew Cunningham, Brody Cunningham, David Haden, Jimmy Haden, Cam Haden, Terry Bowling. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Haden, Donnie Baumgartner and Jim Simmons.
Mrs. Cunningham was born December 3, 1928 in Navarro County. She was known as "Sally" to most of all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, M.L. (Don) Cunningham and a son Keith Cunningham.
She was a bookkeeper for Texas Glove and also for Stuart Beebe with baseball for many years. She was also over Dresden Cemetery for more than 30 years.
Her GREATEST JOYS were her grandchildren and whatever sport they were involved in. Her Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers.
Mrs. Cunningham was a lifelong member of Dresden Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter Karen Kimball and fiancé Terry Bowling, daughter in law, Tricia Cunningham, a DEAR sister in law Jane Cunningham of Midwest City, OK, five grandchildren, Matthew Cunningham and wife Tinsley of Barry, Lindsey Cunningham of Barry, Brody Cunningham of Frost, Robyn Kimball of Amarillo, Rhett Kimball and fiancé Chas Warren of Amarillo; six great grandchildren and of course her little companion Miss Ellie and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Dresden Cemetery Association.

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Cora (Smith) Horn
Dec 15, 1880 - Jun 19, 1947

Mrs. Henry Horn Funeral Saturday

KERENS, June 23.—(Spl.)—A short service was held at Oak Grove cemetery Saturday afternoon at 1:30 for Mrs. Henry Horn of Corpus Christi, who died in a hospital there June 19, with Rev. Elmer Page conducting the rites and Stockton’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Horn, who before her marriage, was Cora Smith, was born at Coffeyville, Texas, in 1880, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith, and came to Kerens as a young girl, where she met and married Henry Horn.

The couple resided in Kerens until 1911, when they moved to Hubbard, living there only a short time before going to Corpus Christi, where they have lived since.

Mrs. Horn’s death came after a three months’ illness. She is survived by her husband and one son, Morris A. Horn, LaGrange, Ga.

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Luther Arnold
Nov 26, 1878 - May 24, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR LUTHER ARNOLD

Funeral services for Luther Arnold, aged 59 years, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Oak Grove cemetery. Interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Arnold was a native Texan and had resided near Powell for 40 years. He died in the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday following a short illness.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Tom Arnold, Amarillo, and Bill Arnold, Yoakum; three daughters, Miss Johnnie Arnold, Corsicana; Mrs. Thomas West, Roane; and Mrs. Marie Richards, Corsicana; six grandchildren, a brother, Albert Arnold, Commerce, and a sister, Mrs. Ollie Pillow, San Angelo.

Pallbearers were C. L. Burke, L. A. Hardin, Victor Crowley, Zack Westbrooks, S. A. West and Jack Perry.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Martha I. “Mattie” (Murrell) Arnold
May 9, 1878 - Oct 27, 1952

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Arnold

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Arnold, 74, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marie Richards, Corsicana; Mrs. Bud West, Britton, and Mrs. Hugh Lynd, Groesbeck; two sons, Tom and Bill Arnold, both of Amarillo; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dessie Smith, Houston; a brother John Murrell, Ore City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. W. Lord, Hayes Fausett, Rufus Pevehouse, Dan Womack, Earl Fortson and Curry Butler.

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Floyd Moore
Apr 17, 1900 - Nov 26, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FLOYD MOORE BE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Floyd Moore, aged 38 years, who died in Delano, California, Friday, Nov. 25, will be held from the Oak Grove church Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in the Oak Grove cemetery. The bod arrived in Corsicana Thursday shortly before noon on the Burlington and Rock Island Lines train.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. F. H. Moore, Roane; three brothers, C. Moore, Freeman Moore and Ben Moore, all of Roane; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Elison, Hamlin; Mrs. H. G. Massey, Kerens, and Mrs. Kate Morrison, Roane, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tom Moore, Boyd Elison, Olin Massey, Archie B. Massey, Tommie Ward and Terry Albritton.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs, Dec 1, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Samuel Houston “Sam” Moore buried in Ebenezer cemetery, Arp, Texas & Annie Louise (Borders) Moore buried in Oak Grove

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MAN KILLED IN CALIFORNIA WAS BURIED ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Floyd Moore, age 38 years, who was killed in Delano, Calif., last Friday, were held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Oak Grove church. Interment was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

It was reported that Moore was struck by a train and was instantly killed.

Surviving re his mother, Mrs. F. H. Moore, Roane; three brothers, C. Moore, Freeman Moore and Ben Moore, all of Roane; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Elison, Hamlin; Mrs. H. G. Massey, Kerens, and Mrs. Kate Morrison, Roane, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Moore, Boyd Elison, Olin Massey, Archie B. Massey, Tommie Ward and Terry Albritton.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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John Malcom Webb
Mar 2, 1860 - Oct 27, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. M. WEBB ARE HELD ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for J. M. Webb, aged 78 years, native of Navarro county, who died Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Oak Grove. Interment was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Mr. Webb died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jo Chrissman int the Independence community where he had made his home for the past several years. Prior to moving to the Independence community 25 years ago, he resided at Eureka.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Chrissman, Independence; Mrs. Clyde Westbrook, Bazette and Mrs. Truly Etheredge, Corsicana; three sons, Robert Webb, Dallas; Jack Webb, both of Independence; 13 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. R. S. Davis, Malakoff; a brother, Ed Webb, Weslaco, and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Henry Clay Spence
Feb 26, 1851 - Sep 18, 1916

Death of Old Citizen.

Henry Spence, aged 75 years, died on the H. E. Fluker farm in the Hester community yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock, and the remains were interred in the Cosgrove cemetery southwest of Corsicana this afternoon. The deceased is survived by his widow and the following grown children: Mrs. Ike Tucker, Petty Chapel; Mrs. Ed Ware, Roane; Mrs. Hubert Russell, Hester; Roland Spence, Montfort, and Fred Spence, Hester.

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George McDuffie Spence
Feb 3, 1853 - Oct 26, 1937

Aged Ennis Man Is Buried Wednesday In Navarro County

ENNIS, Oct. 27.—(AP)—Funeral services for George McDuffie Spence, aged 84 years, who died Tuesday morning here, were held Wednesday morning here with burial in the Marshall Cemetery, twelve miles West of Corsicana.

He had resided in the Ennis community for 50 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jim Henderson, Tulsa; Mrs. John Hardin, San Antonio; Mrs. Jim McCluney and Mrs. J. P. McCammon, both of Ennis.

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Maria Granados
Feb 23, 1822 - Aug 1, 1938

Richland Woman 116 Years Old Died on Monday

Mrs. Maria Granados, aged 116 years, native Texan, died at her home near Richland Monday night at 7:20 o’clock.

Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Corbet where interment was made.

Mrs. Granados was born in San Antonio, Feb. 22, 1822, and was baptized five days later, a certificate in the possession of the family stated. Prior to moving to Navarro county 12 years ago, Mrs. Granados resided in San Antonio.

Surviving are two sons, two daughters, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 2, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Blas Granados d/o Francisco Granados and Rosa de la Rosa per death certificate
  • (not sure which cemetery—death certificate and obit both say Corbet, Tx.)  Placing in Marshall Cemetery for now

Windol W. Matthews
Sep 19, 1912 - Jun 2, 1938

Bus Driver Was Buried at Dawson

Funeral services for Wendell Matthews, aged 24 years, bus driver who was fatally injured and burned in the crash near Stephenville Thursday, were held at Dawson Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, San Antonio; a sister, Miss Dixie Lee Matthews, Corsicana; a brother, Leo Matthews, San Angelo; two half-brothers, Virgil and Carl Matthews, both of Dawson; two half-sisters, Mrs. Fred Davidson and Mrs. Mike Edwards, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

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Centennial Tilden Ellis
Aug 1876 - Feb 5, 1938

Former Resident Of Dawson Brought Back For Burial

DAWSON, Feb. 12.—(Spl.)—C. T. (Tilden) Ellis, a former resident of this community, died in Fort Sill, Okla., hospital Feb. 5, at 4 o’clock p.m. the body arrived in Dawson Tuesday afternoon and the funeral service was held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon.

Mr. Ellis was 61 years of age and left here about 25 years ago, going to Glenrose, where he was in business for several years. From there he moved to Ralls, then to Palacios. He was working for the government in Amarillo when sent to the Fort Sill hospital.

He is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter and three grandchildren, all of El Paso. Also he is survived by a sister, Mrs. W. L. Lankford of Della.

He is remembered by many of our citizens who regret his death.

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Frederick Oldham Waddill, Rev.
Oct 9, 1871 - Aug 29, 1938

REV. F. O. WADDILL DIES AT GROESBECK; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

GROSEBECK, Aug. 30.—Funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon for the Rev. Frederick O. Waddill, aged 57 years, pastor of the local Methodist church, who died Monday after a 10-day illness. Interment was made at Dawson, his former home.

The Rev. Mr. Waddill had been pastor of the Groesbeck Methodist church for the past two years. He formerly held pastorates at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, Corsicana; the First Methodist church at Dawson and other charges in this section. He had been a minister for the past 27 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Turner and Eugene Waddill, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Yates, Corsicana, and Miss Sue Waddill, Groesbeck; a brother, Gip Waddill, Gatesville, and a sister Mrs. Laura Cummings.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 30, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Emeline (Mayhew) Waddill; s/o George Gipson Gentry Waddill, Sr. & Melissa (Sewell) Waddill buried Pidcoke cemetery, Pidcoke,Coryell county, Texas

Reece L. Evans
Mar 3, 1859 - Nov 29, 1938

Aged Dawson Man Buried Thursday

DAWSON, Dec. 2.—Funeral services for R. L. Evans, aged 79, who died Tuesday after a several weeks’ illness, were held here Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Mince, Dawson; and a son, Leonard Evans, Buffalo, N. Y.

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Sarah Ellie (Dickson) Davis
May 7, 1874 - Feb 15, 1937

DAWSON WOMAN DIED IN HOUSTON SUNDAY; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

DAWSON, Feb. 19.—Funeral rites for Mrs. C. R. Davis, 62, who died in Houston Sunday, were held here Tuesday afternoon with interment in the local cemetery. She formerly resided here.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. D. Daugherty and Mrs. E. W. Cunningham, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. D. L. Rogers, Houston; two sons, T. J. and Leonard Davis, both of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Patterson, Arp; Mrs. F. H. Murphy, Corsicana; Miss Emma Dickson, Dawson; six brothers, W. T., J. E., J. R., and D. A. Dickson, all of Dawson, D. E. and L. M. Dickson, Tyler, and five grandchildren.

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Vernon Lee Perkins
Jun 6, 1908 - Jun 5, 1937

LIGHTNING KILLED PROMINENT DAWSON MAN ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for V. L. Perkins, well-known and prominent farmer and landowner of the Dawson community were held on Dawson Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Mr. Perkins was instantly killed Saturday evening about 7 o’clock when he was struck by a bolt of lightning while supervising levee construction about seven miles southeast of Dawson, it was reported here. Several negroes were knocked down by the bolt, but were not seriously injured.

Surviving are his widow and one child, Dawson; father Hilary Perkins, Chilton,; a brother, Buck Perkins, Dawson, several sisters and other relatives.

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Robert Hillary Perkins
Sep 26, 1876 - Oct 13, 1970

Perkins Rites Set Thursday

DAWSON (Sp.)—Robert Hillary Perkins, 94, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital at Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dawson United Methodist Church with the Rev. W. O. Estes and Dr. Bernard Stein officiating. Interment will be in Dawson cemetery, with grandsons as pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Euna Perkins of Dawson; a son, Herman H. Perkins of Mooreville; five daughters, Mrs. Lean Lynch, Mrs. Mae Osburn, Mrs. Winnie Spruill and Mrs. Sue Comer of Dawson and Mrs. Juanita Burr of Dallas; a brother, J. L. Perkins of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Miles of Paris, Mrs. Nannie Bell of West Memphis, Ark., Mrs. Flora Spruill of El Paso, Ark., and Mrs. Ollie Shugart of El Paso, Texas.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Perkins Rites

DAWSON (Spl)—Final rites for Robert Hillary Perkins, 94, were held Thursday afternoon at the Dawson United Methodist church. The Rev. W. O. Estes and Dr. Bernard Stein officiated and burial was in Dawson cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

Perkins died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, a son, five daughters, a brother, four sisters, 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Jimmie Maurine Clark
Jul 26, 1935 - Apr 24, 1938

LITTLE GIRL DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BE BURIED DAWSON

Jimmie Maurine Clark, aged 2 years, eight months and 23 days, daughter of Murl Clark, died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 5:10 o’clock after a several days’ illness with pneumonia.

The little child resided with its grandmother, Mrs. F. B. Matthews t Dawson. Her mother is dead.

Funeral services are scheduled Monday at Dawson.

The aid of newspapers and radios was enlisted Saturday by relatives in a futile effort to locate the father whose whereabouts are unknown.

The body was taken to Dawson Sunday morning by a Dawson funeral director.

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Elbert B. Grimes
Apr 13, 1870 - Jan 1, 1938

E. B. GRIMES DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; BE BURIED SUNDAY

E. B. Grimes, age 67 years, died at the family home, 958 West Ninth avenue Friday night.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church at Post Oak. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church. Burial will be in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Carl Grimes, Doyl Grimes, Odie Grimes and Lloyd Grimes, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Will Russell, Montfort; Mrs. Ozelle Watts, Corsicana; four brothers, Pink Grimes, Tulsa, Okla.; Marvin Grimes, Houston; Oscar Grimes, Waco; Lawrence Grimes, Waco; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Poulter, Corsicana; Mrs. Edna Terry, Dallas; Mrs. George Griffin, Waco; Mrs. Lee Liggett, Dallas; nine grandsons, three granddaughters, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the services.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 1, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lena Mae (Carr) Grimes married Jul. 18, 1895 s/o Hayward Pinkney “Pink” Grimes and Elizabeth Eagleton (Holman) Grimes buried in Evergreen cemetery, McGregor, Tx. (sister Minnie Poulter’s death certificate says mother is Nancy (Sanders) -brothers Oscar and Marvin’s DC says Elizabeth (Holman)—Elizabeth could be H.P.’s second wife—Minnie and Elbert probably had same mother)

Florence (Burke) Hayes
Jun 8, 1905 - Sep 9, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. F. HAYES HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Hayes, aged 33 years, who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Burke, 1504 South Seventeenth street, Friday were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Second Baptist church. Interment was made in Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Singleton Hayes; a son, Charles Sprinkle Hayes, parents; and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Mary Ray, Kilgore; Sam Burke, Louisiana; Jasper Burke, Rice, Andrew Burke, Corsicana; Bulah Burke, Corsicana; Julia Burke, Teague; Phillip Burke, Newton Burke, Gloria Burke and J. C. Burke, all of Corsicana.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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INFANT SON Phillips
Nov 27, 1938 - Dec 5, 1938

Infant Died Local Hospital Monday; Buried Oak Grove

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Phillips, Corsicana Route 1, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday afternoon, were held at Post Oak where interment was made.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Shirley Corine Phillips
Apr 23, 1938 - Jul 25, 1938

LITTLE GIRL DIED HERE JUST BEFORE NOON ON MONDAY

Shirley Corine Phillips, three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Phillips, died at the family home on South Fifteenth street just before noon Monday. Funeral services will be held at the Post Oak church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church. Burial will be in Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are her parents and grandparents.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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LITTLE BABY BURIED TUESDAY MORNING IN POST OAK CEMETERY

Funeral rites for Shirley Corine Phillips, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Phillips, South Fifteenth street, who died Monday morning were held at the Post Oak church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist Church here, conducted the services. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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INFANT SON Harrison
B&D Oct 3, 1938

FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR BABY HARRISON

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Harrison, Jr., were held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, William Elton Harrison; Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Harrison, Frost and Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Phillips, Corsicana.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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