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Thomas Emmett Polk, Sr.
May 7, 1872 - Feb. 6, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EMMETT POLK HERE ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Emmett Polk, aged 65 years, who died with a heart attack in Chicago Sunday night, will be held from the residence of Mayor J. S. Murchison, 406 South Fifteenth street, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Polk was a native of Dresden, but he left Corsicana about 40 years ago. After residing in Dallas, he moved to Chicago about 30 years ago and was engaged in the real estate business. The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Thursday morning at 11:05 o’clock, accompanied by Mrs. Polk.

Surviving are his widow of Chicago, two brothers, Ed M. Polk, Sr., and Dr. L. C. Polk, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Murchison and Mrs. Henry Miller, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. J. Walton, Tom Pinkston, R. N. Elliott, Wilmot Townsand, N. S. Goodman and Dr. H. B. Jester.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements here.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EMMETT POLK ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Emmett Polk, 65, who died Sunday night in Chicago with a heart attack were held from the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mayor and Mrs. J. S. Murchison, 406 South Fifteenth street, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Polk was a native of Dresden and resided in Corsicana, prior to moving to Dallas 40 years ago. He had been in Chicago the past 30 years. He was engaged in the real estate business.

Surviving are his widow of Chicago, two brothers, Edward M. Polk, Sr., and Dr. L. C. Polk, two sisters, Mrs. Murchison and Mrs. Henry Miller, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. J. Walton, Tom Pinkston, R. N. Elliott, Wilmot Townsend, N. C. Goodman, and Dr. H. B. Jester.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Funeral services for Emmett Polk, 65, who died of a heart attack in Chicago Sunday night, will be held at the home of Mayor J. S. Murchison Thursday at 3 p.m. Polk was a native of Dresden, but left Corsicana forty years ago. After living in Dallas he moved to Chicago thirty years ago. Surviving are his wife, of Chicago; two brothers, Ed. M. Polk and Dr. L. C. Polk of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Murchison and Mrs. Henry Miller of Corsicana.

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Evelyn (Allison) Polk
May 29, 1903 - Feb 13, 1988

Evelyn A. Polk

Mrs. Evelyn Allison Polk, 84, of Corsicana died Feb. 13, 1977, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Funeral services were 2 p.m Monday at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Michael Metcalf officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a native of Grosbeck and had lived in Corsicana for 60 years.

Her husband, Edward M. Polk, preceded her in death in 1983.

She is survived by a son, Ned Polk of Corsicana; four grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Allison, Wimberley; a sister, Juliet Wright of Rensselaer, Ind.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lod C. Allison of Dallas.

Pallbearers were Oliver Albritton, Pete Walton, John Crawford, Stuart Beebe, Cecil Murray and Gerald McClung.

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John Reuben Brown
Apr 2, 1857 - Apr 23, 1938

AGED CORSICANAN DIED SATURDAY; BE BURIED ON SUNDAY

J. R. Brown, aged 81 years, died at his home, 917 West Fifteenth avenue Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock. He had resided in Corsicana for the past 30 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. J. McDermia, Houston; Mrs. W. N. Millican, Victoria, and Mrs. S. L. Millican, Corsicana; a son, John Cody Brown, Corsicana; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist Church.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. R. BROWN

Funeral services for J. R. Brown, aged 81 years, who died Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock, were held from the family home, 917 West Fifteenth avenue Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist Church.

Mr. Brown had resided in Corsicana for 30 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. J. McDermia, Houston; Mrs. W. N. Millican, Victoria, and Mrs. S. L. Millican, Corsicana; a son, John Cody Brown, Corsicana; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Otis Bradley, Fred Erwin, Rube Odam, Nick McCollum, Norman Hardin and Loyd Stubbs.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Arthur Allen
abt 1882 - Nov 7, 1938

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIES IN OIL CITY, LA.

Arthur Allen, aged 57 years, died in Oil City, La., Monday. The funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from 1515 West Eleventh avenue with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church. Mr. Allen formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ada Allen, Oil City, La.; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Ford, Minden, La.; three brothers, John Allen, Angus; Frank Allen, Monahans, and Joe Allen, Robert Lee, Texas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The following nephews were pallbearers:
Bruce Allen, Afton Smith, Elmer Smith, James Allen, Herschel Herring and Henry Landridge.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov 9, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ada/Eddye (UNKNOWN) Allen; s/o George Washington Allen & Margaret E. (Bell) Allen buried in Grape Creek cemetery (census says Ada and death certificate says Eddye )

Eugene Mays, Sr.
Nov 29, 1902 - Jun 16, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EUGENE MAYS SATURDAY MORNING

NATIVE CORSICANAN KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN LOUISANA

Funeral services for Eugene Mays, 35, San Antonio oil man, son of Richard Mays, prominent Corsicana Attorney, who was killed in an automobile accident near Monroe, La., Thursday, will be held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at St. John’s Episcopal church, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. C. R. Haden, Jr., rector, and Rev. H. J. Ellis, Rector emeritus of St. John’s, will officiate.

Surviving in addition to his father are his widow, two children, Eugene, Jr., and Laura of San Antonio; one brother A. P. (Gus) Mays, Corsicana attorney, and one sister, Mrs. Bourke Cartwright of Terrell.

Mays, formerly of San Angelo and Houston, had gone to Louisiana on a business trip, and reports said that while driving with A. B. Snyder, El Dorado, Ark., he was blinded by the lights of another car. He was killed and Snyder slightly hurt when the automobile went off an embankment.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

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VICTIM AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IS BURIED SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Eugene Mays, 35, son of Richard Mays, Corsicana Attorney, were held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at St. John’s Episcopal church, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. C. R. Haden, Jr., rector and Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector emeritus of St. John’s officiated.

Mays was killed in an automobile accident Thursday night near Monroe, La. He and his family resided in San Antonio, where he was in the oil business.

Surviving in addition to his father, are his widow, two children, Eugene, Jr., and Laura, of San Antonio; one brother, A. P. (Gus) Mays, Corsicana attorney, and one sister, Mrs. Bourke Cartwright of Terrell.

Pallbearers were Bourke Cartwright, Louis Meemkins, Dr. William Shell, Jr., J. M. McGee, Truett Cranfill, Fred Prince, Liston Tatum and Lee Flowers. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family

Sutherland – McCammon funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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William Hathaway Brewer
Oct 19, 1855 - Dec 11, 1938

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED IN HOUSTON SUNDAY

Funeral services for W. H. Brewer, aged 86 years, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Houston Sunday, were held here Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

The rites here were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the local arrangements.

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Joseph Edward Moreland
Feb 7, 1883 - Jun 11, 1972

J. E. Moreland

Joseph E. Moreland, 89, a resident of Corsicana since 1955, died here early Sunday.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Illinois, he later worked as a grower for Lang’s Florists in Dallas. He operated a small greenhouse on Park Row for many years.

He was married to the former Violet Gordon in 1927. She died in 1971.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Fran Johnsey of Dallas, Mrs. Sarah V. Mangrum of Dallas, and Mrs. Thelma Fair, Mrs. Fern Landers and Miss Doris Mead, all of California; five grandchildren, John, Mike and David Fair of California, Dr. John C. Mangrum of Philadelphia, Mrs. Kathleen Vallerga of San Francisco; and several great-grandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

The family requests that memorials be in the form of donations be made to the Navarro Humane Society.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 12, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Jessie Lillian (McVeigh ?) Moreland-Carter 2nd wife Violet Valentine (Gordon) Megarity-Mead-Moreland married Oct 8, 1927; s/o William Moreland & Anna (Baldwin) Moreland

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J. E. Moreland

Funeral services for Joseph E. Moreland were held Tuesday morning with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Moreland, 89, had been a resident of Corsicana since 1955 and operated a small greenhouse on Park Row for many years. He died Sunday.

Survivors include five daughters, five grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Nephews were pallbearers.

The family requests that memorials be in the form of donations to the Navarro Humane Society.

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Mary (Lockhart) Campbell
Feb 18, 1868 - May 19, 1938

FORMER CORSICANAN TO BE BURIED HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mary Campbell, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Lakeland, Fla., Wednesday will be buried in Corsicana. The body will arrive here Sunday morning at 5:20 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Boliver Smith, 511 West Tenth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her sister and a number of other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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MRS. MARY CAMPBELL, FORMER CORSICANAN, BURIED HERE SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Campbell, aged 72 years, former Corsicana, who died in Lakeland, Fla., Wednesday, were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Boliver Smith, 611 West Tenth avenue. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Smith, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Mayor J. S. Murchison, John C. Hughes, A. D. McMichael, Robert Taylor, W. J. Seelig and T. J. Walton.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Grace (Pollard) Hanks
Feb 22, 1896 - May 19, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HANKS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Hanks, aged 42 years, who died in Parkland hospital Dallas Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Hanks was reared in Corsicana, but had resided in Dallas for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Mills, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda McCarver and Mrs. Joe Reilly both of Dallas; three brothers, Hugh, George and Roland Pollard, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe S. Palmire, Frank Stanley, L. M. Warren, Kelly Roberts, Louis Territo and Luther Still.

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Joseph Loyd Cox
Sep 1853 - Nov 26, 1938

J. L. COX, PIONEER OF NAVARRO COUNTY, WAS BURIED SUNDAY

Joe L. Cox, aged 85 years, longtime prominent citizen of Corsicana and Navarro county, died at the family home, 214 South Fourteenth street, Saturday night. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the church.

Mr. Cox had resided in Navarro county for 59 years and in Corsicana for the past 20 years. In his early life, “Uncle Joe” as he was affectionately addressed, was a railroad employee and was a fireman and an engineer with the old Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company, now a part of the Southern Pacific Lines system.

He was an extensive landowner and after moving to Corsicana he was appointed and elected as justice of the peace, precinct 1, serving several terms.

Surviving are his wife, eight children, Mrs. O. P. Treadwell, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank R. Young, Corsicana; A. B. Cox and A. G. Cox, both of Plainview; Mrs. A. C. Swinney, Ringling, Oklahoma; Mrs. C. S. Lambeth, Hugh, Oklahoma; Elbert T. Cox, Waco, and Francis H. Cox, Tyler; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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James Stephen Carroll
May 21, 1888 - Nov 8, 1938

J. S. CARROLL DIED EARLY TUESDAY WITH ATTACK OF HEART

J. S. Carroll, aged 50 years, grocer, died at his home on South Twentieth street Tuesday about 2 o’clock with a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. B. Hall, El Paso; mother, Mrs. Julia Reed and a brother, O. A. Carroll, both of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 8, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Effie Lena (Brown) Carroll buried in Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, Tx; s/o Stephen Frederick Carroll buried in Lassen cemetery, Susanville, Calif. & Julia Ann (Salmon) Carroll-Reed buried in Oakwood

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VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK BE BURIED THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for J. S. Carroll, 50 years, who died early Tuesday with a heart attack, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemeteryy. The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. He had been engaged in the grocery business here for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. B. Hall, El Paso; mother, Mrs. Julia Reed, Corsicana; a brother, O. A. Carroll, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Fred Bunch, Emmett Brown, W. D. Gillian, W. W. Green, Marion Brown and George Kuykendall.

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J. S. CARROLL WAS BURIED ON THURSDAY; DIED HEART ATTACK

Funeral services for J. S. Carroll, aged 50 years, who died early Tuesday morning with a heart attack, were held Thursday morning from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. He had been engaged in the grocery business here for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. B. Hall, El Paso; mother Mrs. Julia Reed, Corsicana and a brother, O. A. Carroll, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Fred Bunch, Emmett Brown, W. D. Gillean, W. W. Green, Marion Brown, George Kuykendall and J. L. Wilson.

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Anis Dora (Carson) Williams-Campbell
Oct 27, 1881 - Jun 28, 1938

MRS. DORA CAMPBELL DIED ON TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora W. Campbell, aged 56 years, who died at the family residence, 1813 West First avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Campbell had resided here for the past 35 years.

Surviving are her husband, R. C. Campbell, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. R. G. Hall, Dallas and Mrs. Burl H. Self, Kilgore; two grandchildren, Geneva Hall and Harold Hall, both of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. R. E. Bauldauf, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Wed., Jun 20, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Henry David Williams married Nov 20, 1896 2nd husband Konnie C. Campbell married Aug 28, 1937; d/o Tom/Ed Carson & Emily Drew (Hall) Carson-Smith-Williams (other info has Emma B. (Hall))

John Pulaski Miller
Jan 11, 1886 - Nov 22, 1938

JOHN P. MILLER DIED EARLY TODAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

John P. Miller, aged 52 years, died Tuesday morning at 1 o’clock, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from 1000 North Nineteenth street with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are three brothers, J. T. Miller, Corsicana; J. J. Miller, Corsicana; and R. D. Miller, Call, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. P. J. Ellis, Blooming Grove; Mrs. C. T. Shaw and Mrs. Polly Talley, both of Alabama; Mrs. Ida Jordan, Delphi, La, and Mrs. J. M. Balkam, Kaufman and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Olin Wilson, John Lawhorn, Henry Douglas, Artie Douglas, L. D. Steely, A. B. Byram and Aden Davis.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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JOHN P. MILLER FUNERAL RITES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for John P. Miller, aged 52 years, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence 1000 North Nineteenth street. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe M. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are three brothers, J. T. Miller, Corsicana; J. J. Miller, both of Corsicana, and R. D. Miller, Call, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. P. J. Ellis, Blooming Grove; Mrs. C. T. Shaw and Mrs. Polly Talley, both of Alabama; Mrs. Ida Jordan, Delphi, La, and Mrs. J. M. Balkam, Kaufman and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Olin Wilson, John Lawhorn, Henry Douglas, Artie Douglas, L. D. Steely, A. B. Byram and Aden Davis.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Pherba Keathley
B&D Dec 29, 1938

Infant Died On Thursday Afternoon; Burial On Friday

Funeral services for Pherba Keathley, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Keathley of 1389 West Seventh Avenue, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. P. E. Riley of the First Methodist church conducted the rites. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents; grandfather, Luther Grantham, and other relatives.

The services were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Julia Ann (Salmon) Carroll-Reed
Oct 12, 1868 - Dec 4, 1953

Sunday Services For Mrs. Reed

Mrs. Julia Ann Reed, aged 85 years, died at her home in Grand Prairie, Friday evening.

Surviving are a son, O. A. Carroll, Grand Prairie; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside rites will be held Oakwood cemetery Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Griffin Funeral Home directs local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 5, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Stephen Frederick Carroll buried Lassen cemetery, Susanville, Calif. 2nd husband James Buckner Reed married Oct. 2, 1904 buried in Younger cemetery, Purdon, Tx; d/o Josiah S. Salmon & Francis Silvania (Hardin) Hall-Salmon buried in Guiceland cemetery, Grapeland, Tx.

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Mrs. J. A. Reed Rites Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Julia Ann Reed, 85, who died at her home in Grand Prairie Friday night.

Graveside rites were conducted at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Surviving are a son, O. A. Carroll, Grand Prairie; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Griffin directed local arrangements.

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Thomas William “Tom” Ransom
Apr 1, 1893 - May 31, 1938

TOM W. RANSOM, NATIVE CORSICANA, BURIED WEDNESDAY

PROMINENT DALLAS BUSINESSMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL THERE ON TUESDAY

Funeral rites for Thomas W. Ransom, aged 43 years, who died Tuesday after a short illness in a Dallas hospital, were held in Dallas and Corsicana Wednesday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Ransom was vice-president of the Ben E. Keith company and manager of the Dallas house and the East Texas division. He was a director of the Dallas Rotary Club and a director of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association of America. He was a former director of the Dallas Sales Manager’s Club and a Mason.

A native of Corsicana, Mr. Ransom had resided in Dallas for a number of years where he was one of the most widely-known business men of the city.

Funeral rites were held in Dallas Wednesday morning. The services were conducted by Rev. Harrison Baker, pastor of the Munger Place Methodist church and Dr. David Lefkowitz, rabbi of Temple Emanu-El.

Dr. Lefkowitz and Mr. Ransom became close friends in their association as Rotarians.

The rites in Corsicana were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

The rites here were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irva Lowrey Ransom, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. C. A. Davis, Corsicana; a brother, Dude Ransom, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Annie D. (Robinson) Ransom
Jun 24, 1885 - Dec 25, 1955

Mrs. Ransom Dies Tampa Hospital; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Annie Ransom, 70, widow of the late Harris Ransom, died in the Tampa, Florida Municipal hospital, Sunday following an cerebral stroke Saturday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church of which she was a life-long member.

Mrs. Ransom was a life-long resident of Corsicana, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James H. Robinson, Navarro County pioneers.

Active in social and other circles of Corsicana, Mrs. Ransom was a member of the James Blair Chapter of the DAR, the Corsicana Garden Club and the Tune ‘n’ Fork Club. She had been visiting a niece in Tampa when stricken.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. R. A. Moyer, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Earl R. Morrison, Bonham; six great-nieces and great-nephews and a sister-in-law, Mrs. James W. Robinson, 1801 West Sixth Avenue, with whom Mrs. Ransom resided, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. H. Sullivan, Paul Bruce, Allyn Lang, Derwood Robinson, W. P. McCammon and Dude Ransom.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 27, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Harris Ransom married Dec. 24, 1903; d/o James H. Robinson & Elizabeth “Bettie” (DuVal) Robinson

Alexander Campbell Christian, Jr.
Nov 1, 1892 - Sep 20, 1938

A. C. CHRISTIAN BURIED WEDNESDAY; DIED ON TUESDAY

A. C. Christian, age 45 years, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. L. C. Polk. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Polk residence and were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A. C. Christian, Corsicana; a brother, Warren Christian, Sulphur Springs; four sisters, Mrs. Polk, Mrs. H. F. Flagg, Malakoff; Mrs. W. P. Dickinson, Washington, D. C.; Judge Lily C. Hines, Lafayette, Alabama, and an aunt, Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Edgar Metcalf, Wes Redden, King Elliott, Dude Ransom, Harry Benson and Sadie Ransom.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Melton Wayne Dillard
Mar 16, 1937 - Oct 17, 1938

FUNERAL RITES FOR BABY DILLARD ARE HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Melton Dillard, aged nineteen months, who died early Monday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of Paul Dillard, 901 South Beaton street. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are his father, T. W. Dillard, Tulsa; two sisters, Margie Ruth and Letha Nell Dillard, both of Tulsa; grandfather, E. R. Stewart, Denison; foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dillard, and a foster sister, Hilda Pauline Dillard, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were A. B. Barron, A. D. McCleary, Joe Gibbs and Calvin Barron.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 18, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Turner Walter Dillard & Ella (Stewart) Dillard (Foster-parents- Paul Dillard and Bettie Lee (Calloway?) Dillard

Enrique Villarreal
Apr 21, 1920 - Nov 21, 1938

Fall From Pecan Tree Was Fatal Chatfield Youth

Enrique Villarreal, aged 18 years, was instantly killed Monday afternoon at Chatfield when he fell from a pecan tree, breaking his neck.

Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Mission here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Adame.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Villarreal, Chatfield; six sisters, Mrs. Elma Rovies, Josephine, Consuelo, Mary, Esther, and Rachael Villarreal; five brothers, Rudolph, Raymond, Herman, Jesse and Joe Villarreal, all of Chatfield.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Nina Fuller (Robinson) Juengerman
Oct 17, 1888 - Sep 23, 1966

Juengerman Rites Slated Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. H. A. Juengerman, 77, of 923 West First avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor. Elders of the church will be pallbearers.

Surviving are a son, Dr. J. H. Juengerman, Irving; a daughter, Mrs. John B. Fair, Gunter; a sister, Mrs. Allen Gould Cushing, Okla.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Juengerman’s husband, Dr. H. A. Juengerman, died in 1964.

She was preceded in death this week by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Helene Juengerman, 94, who died in a Gonzales hospital Sunday and was buried in Gonzales, Tuesday.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep. 23, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Dr. Harry Albert Juengerman; d/o John Edwin Robinson & Margaret Rebecca (Lurrell) Robinson buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Pittsburg, Tx.

Sarah Elisabeth (Henry) Megarity
May 18, 1852 - Mar 15, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MEGARITY HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Megarity, aged 86 years, wife of the late W. C. Megarity , who died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home, 2001 West Second avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Megarity had resided in Corsicana and this immediate vicinity for the past 50 years.

Surviving are eight sons, Charles Megarity, Beaumont; John Megarity, Waco; W. A. Megarity, Corsicana; Jack Megarity, Corsicana; Roscoe Megarity, Houston; Jess Megarity, Corsicana; Virgil C. Megarity, Shreveport, La., and Walter K. Megarity, Shreveport, La; a daughter, Mrs. Will Jackson, Normangee; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim Henry, Atlanta, Ga.; a niece, Mrs. Etta Little, Corsicana and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

The sons were pallbearers.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Thomas Joseph Pratt
Nov 23, 1881 - Jun 8, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AUTO VICTIM FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Thomas J. Pratt, 58, who died Thursday as a result of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile were held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Corley Funeral chapel, and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. S. R. Goff conducted the rites.

His death was the fifth highway fatality in Navarro county in 1939.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. A. Westbrook of Tyler and Mrs. A. R. Nelson of Corsicana; three sons, Derwood Pratt of Corsicana, Paul Pratt of Dallas and Joe Pratt, Jr., of El Dorado, Ark.; three brothers, Lee Pratt of California, Frank Pratt of Tulsa and John Pratt of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Richards of Bartlett, Mrs. Carl Richards of Dallas and Mrs. Everett McIntyre of Norfleet, Ark.; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John B. Davis, E. L. Brown, Elbert Beasley, Dave Sawyer, Tom Blissett, Don Newcomb and Russell Gober.

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Thomas Joseph Pratt
Nov 23, 1881 - Jun 8, 1939

THOMAS J. PRATT DIES OF INJURIES TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

CORSICANAN WAS STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE ON HIWAY 75 SOUTH OF CORSICANA

Thomas J. Pratt, 58, died early Thursday in the P. and S. Hospital as a result of injuries received late Wednesday night when he was struck by an automobile on highway 75, about five miles south of Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Chapel, and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. S. R. Goff will conduct the rites.

Sheriff C. O. Curington investigated the accident and said the car was driven by Aubrey Melton of Tulsa, Okla., who was en route to Houston. Sheriff Curington reported the accident to have been unavoidable. Pratt suffered a mangled lower right leg, a serious back wound, and internal injuries. It was the fifth highway fatality in Navarro county this year.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. A. Westbrook of Tyler and Mrs. A. R. Nelson of Corsicana; three sons, Derwood Pratt of Corsicana, Paul Pratt of Dallas and Joe Pratt, Jr., of El Dorado, Ark.; three brothers, Lee Pratt of California, Frank Pratt of Tulsa, and John Pratt of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Richards of Bartlett, Mrs. Carl Richards of Dallas, and Mrs. Everett McIntyre of Norfleet, Ark.; and two grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be John B. Davis, E. L. Brown, Elbert Beasley, Dave Sawyer, Tom Blissett, Don Newcomb and Russell Gober.

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Funeral Services Accident Victim

Funeral services for Thomas J. Pratt, 58, who died Thursday as a result of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. And the services were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff.

His death was the fifth highway fatality in Navarro county for 1939.

Mr. Pratt was returning from Angus when his car broke down and he had started across the road to secure aid when the accident occurred, according to Paul Pratt of Dallas, a son.

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Lillie Belle (Crook) Underwood
Jan 19, 1870 - Feb 19, 1938

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED IN M’KINNEY OF HEART ATTACK

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie B. Underwood, aged 68 years, of Corsicana, who died with a heart attack while visiting her daughter, Mrs. George H. Jones, in McKinney, were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Underwood was a native of Tennessee, but moved to Corsicana 35 years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Dr. George M. Underwood, Dallas; William C. Underwood, Victoria; Al T. Underwood, Beaumont, and John H. Underwood, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jones, McKinney; three brothers, Judge George W. Crook, Crockett; Barry Crook, Houston, and Robert Crook, Meridian, Miss., a sister, Mrs. Tucker Baker, Kilgore and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Alvin Taylor, Roy Hopkins, Festus Pierce, Clarke Butler, Bryant Hewitt and W. E. Griffin.

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Myrtle Wells
1863 - Oct 25, 1938

WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN BED THURSDAY AT PETTY’S CHAPEL

Miss Myrtle Wells, about 75 years of age, formerly of Corsicana, was found dead in bed in the Petty’s Chapel community, early Thursday morning. Death was attributed to natural causes.

Funeral rites were conduced Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Tom Duren, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William Henry Smith
Mar 29, 1863 - Feb 2, 1938

WILLIAM H. SMITH FORMER GROCERYMAN DIED ON WEDNESDAY

William H. Smith, aged 74 years, former well-known grocer, died at the Navarro Clinic late Wednesday afternoon. Private funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry Baptist minister of Rice.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five children, Dr. M. Smith, Mission; Mrs. James Harvard, Drayton Smith, Mildred Smith and Roy Glenn Smith, all of Murchison.

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PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY FOR W. H. SMITH

Private funeral services for William H. Smith, aged 74 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. G. G. Henry, Rice Baptist minister, conducted the rites. Mr. Smith was a retired grocer.

Surviving are his widow, five children, Dr. M. Smith, Mission; Mrs. James Harvard, Navarro; Drayton Smith, Mildred Smith and Roy Smith, all of Murchison.

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Janie Phelps, Miss
Feb 19, 1871 - Sep 18, 1938

MISS JANIE PHELPS DIED IN HILLSBORO BURIED CORSICANA

Miss Janie Phelps, aged 67 years, died at her home in Hillsboro Sunday morning. The funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of R. Mattingly, 702 North Twenty-third street. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Miss Phelps formerly resided in Corsicana where she was a matron at the State Home a number of years ago.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mattingly, Corsicana, and Mrs. Emma Johnston, Wellington, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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MISS JANIE PHELPS DIED IN HILLSBORO BURIED CORSICANA

Miss Janie Phelps, aged 67 years, died at her home in Hillsboro Sunday morning. The funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of R. Mattingly, 702 North Twenty-third street. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Miss Phelps formerly resided in Corsicana where she was a matron at the State Home a number of years ago.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mattingly, Corsicana, and Mrs. Emma Johnston, Wellington, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mamie (O’Daniel) Crosser
Mar 10, 1884 - Aug 4, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. MAMIE CROSSER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mamie O’Daniel Crosser, aged 54 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night.

Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. N. M. Gilbert.

Surviving are four brothers, O. G. O’Daniel, Corsicana; E. W. (Pete) O’Daniel, Corsicana; A. P. O’Daniel, Dallas and J. T. O’Daniel, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Savannah O’Daniel, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Powell, Henry Graves, Roy Hopkins, E. Pike, Fred White and Clarence Powell.

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John Gus Zarafonetis
Jul 26, 1879 - May 31, 1938

JOHN ZARAFONETIS, RETIRED CORSICANA BUSINESSMAN, DIES

John J. Zarafonetis, aged 59 years, retired business man, died at the family home, 610 North Fourteenth street, at an early hour Tuesday morning.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mr. Zarafonetis, had resided in Corsicana for the past 32 years. He was in business until his retirement recently.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, John Zarafonetis, Jr., Pete Zarafonetis and Paul Zarafonetis, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Pat Zarafonetis, Forney, and George Zarafonetis, Sparta, Greece; and two sisters, Mrs. A. A. Mantzuranis, Dallas, and Mrs. Goldie Viakoumakos, Sparta, Greece.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Edens, Sr., J. W. Edens, Jr., Robert Cason, Byron Harwell, J. V. Lazaris and Albert Fullerton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues, May 31, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born Sparta, Greece; h/o Alberta Melissa (Loughry) Zarafonetis-Fortner married May 2, 1912; s/o Constantine Zarafonetis & Joan “Jonnie” (Diakoumakos) Zarafonetis

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JOHN ZARAFONETIS FUNERAL RITES ON WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for John Zarafonetis, aged 59 years, who died early Tuesday morning were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. O. W. Reese, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mr. Zarafonetis had resided here for 32 years. He was in business here until his recent retirement.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, John, Pete and Paul Zarafonetis, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Pat Zarafonetis, Forney; and George Zarafonetis, Sparta, Greece; and two sisters, Mrs. A. A. Mantzuranis, Dallas, and Mrs. Goldie Viakoumakos, Sparta Greece.

Pallbearers were J. W. Edens, Sr., J. W. Edens, Jr., Robert Cason, Byron Harwell, J. V. Lazaris and Albert Fullerton.

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John James Lynch
Apr 11, 1886 - Jan 23, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY FOR JOHN J. LYNCH

Funeral services for John James Lynch, aged 52 years, will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2:3;0 o’clock. Interment will be made in the American Legion lot at Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. A military funeral will probably be conducted at the grave by Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion.

Lynch was instantly killed Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock four miles south of Corsicana when he was struck by a Southern Pacific Lines freight train. After waving to trainmen, Lynch is reported to have leaped in front of the locomotive.

Telegrams and telephone calls to Seattle, Wash., his former home, and to other points finally located a brother, Dennis Tilden Lynch, connected with the new York Herald Tribune, New York City, who contacted Corley Funeral Home and authorized burial arrangements.

Lynch, a native of Cork, Ireland, served nine years in the U. S. Army, and was a first lieutenant in the British Army Royal Flying Corps during the world war. He was connected with various companies and publications in several capacities after the world war and at the time of his death, was a magazine salesman. He had been in Corsicana only a few days when he was killed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 25, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Francisca Apollonia “Frances” (Tice) Lynch buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, Wisconsin; s/o Thomas Lynch & Katherine (McIntyre) Lynch
  • native of Cork, Ireland, served nine years in the U. S. Army, and was a first lieutenant in the British Army Royal Flying Corps during the world war

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR JOHN JAMES LYNCH

Funeral services for John James Lynch, aged 52 years, who was killed Sunday when struck by a Southern Pacific Lines freight train four miles south of Corsicana, were held Wednesday afternoon. The rites were conducted at the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Interment was made in the American Legion lot in Oakwood cemetery. Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, had charge of the rites at the grave.

Lynch formerly was in the U. S. Army for nine years and was a first lieutenant in the British Royal Flying Corps. He had been engaged as a salesman for years with various business enterprises on the Pacific Coast and at the time of his death was a magazine salesman.

A brother, Denis Tilden Lynch, is connected with the Herald-Tribune, New York City.

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Fred Lucius White, Sr.
Nov 26, 1887 - Aug 16, 1938

Fred White Died At Noon Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

Fred White, aged 51 years, died at his home several miles southwest of Corsicana about noon Tuesday. He was stricken several days ago.

Mr. White was well-known in political, church and Masonic circles of Navarro county. He served as tax-collector of Navarro county from 1920 to 1924 and later was secretary of the Corsicana Retail Merchants association. For the past several years he had engaged in farming.

He was a member of the First Baptist church and choir in addition to being a soloist and member of several quartets. He was prominent in Masonic bodies.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Newell Norwood, Retreat; four sons, Charles, Fred L. Jr., Jack and Curtis, all of Retreat; two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Lynd, Corsicana; Mrs. T. L. Shields, Bryson; a brother, Calvin White, Hale Center and other relatives.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

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RITES WERE HELD FOR FRED L. WHITE HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Fred L. White, aged 51 years, well known Navarro countain who died at his home in the Retreat community Tuesday, were held from the First Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church assisted by Revs. McKissack and McDuffey.

Mr. White served as tax collector of Navarro county from 1920 to 1924 and later was secretary of the Corsicana Retail Merchants’ Association for several years. He had engaged in farming for the past several years.

Mr. White was prominent in Masonic, political, church and Musical circles, and was a member of the First Baptist choir for many years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Newell Norwood, Retreat; four sons, Charles, Fred L. Junior., Jack and Curtis, Retreat; two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Lynd, Corsicana, and Mrs. T. L. Shield, Bryson; a brother, Calvin White, Hale Center, and a number of other relatives.

The Masonic lodge had charge of the rites at the grave.

Pallbearers were O. W. Allison, A. L. Banks, R. L. Dickson, J. C. Jacobs, T. J. Taylor and W. M. Huff.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Mary C. (Grimes) Causey-Wooten
Jan 17, 1868 - Jan 20, 1938

MRS. MARY WOOTEN DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Mary Wooten, aged 70 years, died at the family home on North Commerce street outside of the city limits Thursday night.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. McDaniel.

Mrs. Wooten was a native of Alabama, but had resided here for the past thirty five years.

Surviving are a son, W. W. Causey, Corsicana, and six grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan. 21, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Joseph W. Causey married Mar. 8, 1875 Tallapoosa, Ala. 2nd husband B. Wooten per death certificate d/o Jim Grimes per death certificate

William Edward “Ed” Sutherland
Jan 1872 - Jan 29, 1938

ED SUTHERLAND, LIFE-LONG LOCAL RESIDENT, IS DEAD

Ed Sutherland, aged 66 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at his home, 404 South Fifth street, Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, 420 W. Sixth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sutherland, pioneer residents of this section.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maggie Sutherland; a sister, Mrs. Dona Leighton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR ED SUTHERLAND

Funeral services for Ed Sutherland, aged 66 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died at his home, 404 South Fifth street, Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland0McCammon Funeral Home, 420 West Sixth avenue. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are his wife and a sister, Mrs. Dona Leighton, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Herbert A. McConnell
Aug 13, 1903 - Feb 2, 1938

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BE BURIED HERE ON THURSDAY

Herbert A. McConnell, 35, a native of Corsicana but resident of Waco the past three years, died at 1 o’clock Wednesday morning in the Baptist hospital, Waco and funeral services are planned for 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church with Rev. B. B. Byus conducting the rites. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

McConnell had been an employee of the Cooper Grocery Company, Waco, for the last three years.

Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Mary McConnell, both of Waco; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Huitt, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Francis Langan and Mrs. Charles Wilson, both of Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Mrs. Fred Williams, Englewood, Colo.; Mrs. Cleveland Rymer of Asheville, N. C.; Mrs. Allen Day of Tyler and Mrs. Robert Blakney of Odessa; and two half brothers, Mike Huitt of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sonsie Huitt of Galveston.

Pallbearers will be D. C. McCarter, Buford Barnes, Truman Smith, Cliff Alsup, Jess Hart and Jodie Hoffman. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Cooper Grocery Company Waco.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 2, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed h/o Myrtle Agnes (Gordon) McConnell-Shepler married Oct. 9, 1928; s/o John Franklin McConnell & Mary Lee (Sheets) McConnell-Huitt

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HERBERT M’CONNELL DIED IN WACO; WAS BURIED IN CORSICANA

Funeral services for Herbert A. McConnell, aged 35 years, who died in the Central Texas Baptist Hospital at Waco, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the church.

McConnell formerly resided in Corsicana and was a well-known amateur baseball player. He had been residing in Waco for the past three years where he was employed by the Cooper Wholesale Grocery company.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mary McConnell, both of Waco; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Huitt, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Francis Langan and Mrs. Charles Wilson, both of Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Mrs. Fred Williams, Englewood, Colo.; Mrs. Cleveland Rymer, Asheville, N. C. ; Mrs. Allen Day, Tyler, and Mrs. Robert Blakeney, Odessa; and two half-brothers, Mike Huitt, Los Angeles, Calif., and Sonsie Huitt, Galveston.

Pallbearers were D. C. McCarter, Buford Barnes, Truman Smith, Cliff Alsup, Jess Hart and Jodie Hoffman. Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Cooper Grocery company of Waco.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Charles Arthur “Sonny” Smith
Jul 13, 1926 - Sep 25, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHARLES SMITH MONDAY AFTERNOON

LAD DIES IN MARLIN RESULT INJURIES RECEIVED IN AUTO CRASH

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock for Charles Smith, aged 12 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith, from the family residence 204 First Avenue. The boy died in a Marlin hospital early Sunday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile crash at Hammond, be4tween Bremond and Calvert, early Friday night when eight others were injured.

The rites were conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian Church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, a sister and brother, all of Corsicana; grandfather, Arthur S. Smith, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Cason, Dalas Harmon, Allen Breithaupt and Robert Layton.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

The father of the boy is still confined in a Marlin sanitarium in a serious condition with pelvic injuries, a broken nose, burns and other injuries but attending physicians said he was resting better Monday afternoon although still in a serious condition. He was reported suffering a concussion when brought to the hospital Friday night but this condition has cleared.

Lyman Barnes is also at Marlin in a critical condition. Attending physicians said that he had never regained consciousness since being brought to the hospital; his appearance was reported better Monday.

George McPherson, another occupant of the car was reported improving nicely. His fractured jaw was set in a Sunday operation and hospital attendants expected he would be able to be moved home within the next few days.

John Mayfield and Frank Bridges received minor hurts in the crash. The four occupants of the other car figuring in the accident escaped with minor hurts.

Attend Funeral
Activities of the physical department of the Y. M. C. A. were suspended Monday afternoon. The Gra-Y Club of Sam Houston school will attend the funeral of Charles Smith in a group.

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Margaret Alice (Edwards) Smith
Apr 16, 1905 - Mar 12, 1963

Mrs. Bill Smith Dies Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. W. H. (Bill) Smith, 57, native of Beaumont, 638 West Sixth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning following a stroke suffered at her home last Wednesday morning. She had resided in Corsicana about 40 years.

Funeral services will be held from the First Christian Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor. She was an active member of the First Christian church.

A past president of the Kinsloe House association Mrs. Smith was treasurer of Kinsloe House at the time of her death.

Surviving are her husband two sons, John and Joe Smith, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Gene Bunch, San Antonio; Mrs. Joel Edwards, Marble Falls; Mrs. John Dale, Houston; eight grandchildren, two brothers, John Edwards, Houston, and C. E. Edwards, Alice; two sisters, Estaleen Edwards, San Antonio, and Mrs. Leon Panken, Tyler and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Albert Ful Carroll, Allen Breithaupt, Wes Walker, Allen Breithaupt, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Emmett Dosser, Bob Arnold, Jr.; Travis Knight, Bill Knight, Hylan Davis. Honorary pallbearers elders and deacons of First Christian Church and Shrine and Masons.

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Oran Shelby Rainey
Sep 13, 1910 - Nov 6, 1938

CORSICANA MAN WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY MONDAY

Funeral services for Oran Shelby Rainey, aged 28 years, who died early Sunday morning at 1016 South Twenty-Eighth street, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Weathers. Full Gospel minister.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Glore Neal Rainey; mother, Mrs. J. W. Shelton; four sisters, Norma Shelton, Helen Rainey, Mary Ruth Rainey, Ethel M. Rainey, and three brothers, R. G. Rainey, Glenn Rainey and Grover Rainey, all of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were Millard Patterson, Durwood Patterson, Olan Ray Bates, Fred Lester Bates, Hubert Holland and Otha Holland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Nov. 7, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Enola (Kelley) Rainey married Jan. 18, 1937; s/o Aaron Gabrough Rainey & Carrie Celestia (Bates) Rainey-Shelton-Bailey buried in Elm Branch Cemetery, Bardwell, Tx.

Dora (Towlands) Stewart-Weaver
Oct 10, 1878 - Oct 17, 1938

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED HERE ON WEDNESDAY

Word was received here of the death in Houston on Monday of Mrs. Dora Weaver, former resident of Corsicana. Announcement was made that funeral services would be held Wednesday afternoon at the grave in Oakwood cemetery, where interment will be made. The hour will be 2 p.m.

Surviving are one son, LeRoy Stewart of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Viola Clark, Houston; one sister and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will be in charge of funeral arrangements here.

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Dolly Octave (Trimble) Kennedy
Jan 3, 1874 - Apr 25, 1938

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED MONDAY FROM HEART AILMENT

Mrs. Dollie O. Kennedy, aged 53 years, died at the family home, 916 West Seventeenth avenue, Monday morning at 6 o’clock, following a heart attack Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggard B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Avery Walker, Dallas; Mrs. Aubrey Franklin, Mexia; Mrs. Bill Brown, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary Rutherford, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Hamilton, Grace, Okla., and four grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. KENNEDY TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie O. Kennedy, aged 64 years, who died at the family home, 816 West Seventeenth avenue Monday morning following a short illness with a heart ailment, were held Tuesday morning from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home at 10 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Avery Walker, Dallas; Mrs. Aubrey Franklin, Mexia; Mrs. Bill Brown and Mrs. Mary Rutherford, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Hamilton, Grace, Okla., and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roy Harrison, Felix Washburn, Wendell Franklin, R. L. Copley, L. R. McAfee and Everett White.

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Elizabeth (Smith) Wills
Nov 4, 1878 - May 11, 1938

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED EARLY WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Elizabeth Wills, about 60 years of age wife of Alister Wills, died in Monroe, La., at an early hour Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Wills resided in Corsicana a number of years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Monroe, La.; one daughter, Mrs. Leon Carroll, Tyler.; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Mark McMullen, Waco, and Mrs. Ben Guynes, Waco; two brothers, Wade Smith and Tracy Smith, both of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

The funeral services will be held from the Wade Smith home, 1529 West Fourth avenue, Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements here.

Notes:

  • w/o Allister McKenzie Wills; d/o Farquhard Rice Smith & Sarah Corinne (Scales) Smith

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Prominent in Church Work.
MONROE, La., May 11.—(AP)—Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Wills, 59, president of the Louisiana Synodical of the Presbyterian Church for many years, died today after a long illness. Funeral services will be held here tomorrow with interment Friday at Corsicana, Tex., where Mrs. Willis had lived before coming here 14 years ago. Surviving are her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Leon Caroll, Tyler, Tex.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HERE ON FRIDAY FOR MRS. ALISTER WILLS

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Wills, aged 59, who died at her home in Monroe, La., early Wednesday, were held Thursday in Monroe. Another service will be held from the home of her brother, Wade Smith, 1529 West Fourth avenue, Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites here will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Wills formerly resided in Corsicana. The family had resided at Monroe for the past 14 years. Mrs. Wills formerly was president of the Louisiana Synodical of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, Allister Wills, Monroe; a daughter, Mrs. Leon Carroll, Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, Wichita Falls and Mrs. Mark McMullen and Mrs. Ben F. Guynes both of Waco; two brothers, Wade Smith and Tracy Smith, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WILLS ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Wills, 59, who died Wednesday at her home in Monroe, La., after an extended illness, were held from the home of her brothers, Wade Smith, 1529 West Fourth avenue, Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Wills former was a resident of Corsicana. She was president of the Louisiana Synodical of the Presbyterian church several years ago. Rites were conducted in Monroe Thursday.

Surviving are her husband, Alister Wills, Monroe, La., formerly of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Leon Carroll, Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Mark McMullen and Mrs. Ben F. Guynes, both of Waco; two brothers, Wade Smith and Tracy Smith, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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John K. Moser
Sep 9, 1895 - Mar 29, 1938

WAR VETERAN WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for John K. Moser, aged 43 years, World War veteran, who died at the government hospital at Legion Texas, Tuesday, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church, and Rev. J. B. Ingle, Baptist minister and chaplain of the local American Legion.

Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, had charge of the rites at the grave and furnished pallbearers.

Mr. Moser had been at Legion several weeks. He served overseas with the American army in the World War.

Surviving are his wife, three step-children, Lorane, Jesse and Wesley, all of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moser, Hubbard; two brothers, Virgil Moser and Louis Moser, both of Hubbard; a sister, Mrs. Faye Lancaster, Mt. Calm, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 30, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Sarah Rebecca “Beckie” (Pannell) Warner-Moser; s/o William Alvie Moser & Virginia Olevia (Smith) Moser buried at Prairie Hill, Prairie Hill, Limestone county, Tx.

Erskine P. Moore
Jul. 27, 1870 - Feb. 16, 1945

RITES PLANNED FOR E. P. MOORE HERE MONDAY MORNING

E. P. Moore, 74 died at the p. and S. Hospital Friday. Funeral rites will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday morning at 10 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Meador. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery at Fort Worth.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Annie M. Caron, New Orleans, La; a brother, Clarence Moore, Hillsboro; a granddaughter, Mary Bird Moore, Corsicana; a grandson, Virgil E. Moore, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb. 17, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Birdie M. (Wainscott) Moore buried in Oakwood cemetery Ft. Worth, Tx. 2nd wife Anna Lee “Annie” (Watkins) Mann-Moore married Nov. 20, 1929 buried in New Pursley cemetery s/o P. Moore and Nancy M. (Bowser) Moore per death certificate (Brother Clarence A. Moore’s death certificate says H. P. Moore and Nannie M. (Bowers) Moore
  •  find a grave for Corsicana Oakwood has him there but death certificate and both obits say Oakwood Ft. Worth. His first wife is buried in Oakwood in Ft. Worth.

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Funeral Services For E. P. Moore Monday Morning

Funeral services for E. P. Moore, 74 who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. A. L. Meador conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery at Fort Worth.

Surviving are a daughter, a brother, two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Nettie (Burns) Oliver-Collins
Jul 26, 1883 - Jan 6, 1938

RESIDENT CORSICANA OVER THIRTY YEARS DIED ON THURSDAY

Mrs. Nettie Burns Collins, 56, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Sherrer, 816 South Seventh street about 8 o’clock Thursday morning after a short illness. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana more than thirty years, and is survived by her husband D. P. Collins; a son Fred Oliver, Kingman, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Sherrer and a granddaughter, Rosaline Sherrer; and one sister, Mrs. Ada Hall of Bochita, Okla.

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FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR MRS. COLLINS; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Burns Collins, 56, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Sherrer, 816 South Seventh street, Thursday morning at 8 o’clock were held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by B. V. Smith, Full Gospel minister.

Surviving are her husband, D. P. Collins, a son Fred Oliver, Kingman, Ariz., a daughter, Mrs. Sherrer Corsicana; a granddaughter, Rosaline Sherrer, and a sister, Mrs. Ada Hall, Bochita, Okla.

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Lenora (Castillo) Jackson
Jul 19, 1936 - Jun 7, 1976

Mrs. Jackson

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lenora Jackson, 39, of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana, employed as a nurse at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. She also coached a girls little league baseball team.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie C. Jackson of Corsicana; two sons, Jimmie Jackson of Bryan and David Ronnie Jackson of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Cindy Jackson of Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. Juanita Gomez, of Corsicana; two brothers, Victor Castillo of Corsicana and Ernest Castillo of Whitewater, Wisc.; her grandmother, Mrs. Rafela Gomez of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Jackson

Pallbearers for the 2 p.m. Wednesday funeral services for Mrs. Lenora Jackson at Corley Funeral Home Chapel were Julius Flores, Emmett Gonzales, Elmer Trent, Jerry Wayne Johnson, Terry Smith, Al Schriefer, Frankie Gnoza and Albert O’Valle.

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Louis E. Jones
Sep 21, 1881 - Dec 2, 1938

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN MEXIA; BURIAL HERE

Louis E. Jones, aged 57 years, died at an early hour Friday morning at Mexia. Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Home at Mexia at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here. The services at Mexia were conducted by Rev. Ed Hudson and at the cemetery here by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Jones was at one time connected with the Neece Lumber company here. No near relatives survive.

Pallbearers were Ozie Lewis, Ray Dodson, E. T. Lucas, C. B. Daws, Ed Carter and Frank Benson.

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William Edwin Pugh, Sr.
Jul 28, 1868 - Oct 5, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. E. PUGH ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. E. Pugh, aged 70 years, who died early Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, former pastor, assisted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes., pastor.

A life-long resident of Navarro county, Mr. Pugh was in the grocery business for a number of years before becoming connected with the Corsicana National bank. He was an active member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church and was an elder in that congregation.

Mr. Pugh was born at Angus and was the son of the late John Pugh, who went to the Confederate army from this county.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Chester Pugh, Oakland, Cal.; Edwin Pugh, San Diego, Cal., and Campbell Pugh, Oakland, Cal.; three brothers, J. M. Pugh, Corsicana; L. A. Pugh, Corsicana, and H. H. Pugh, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Private funeral services were held at the grave.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, Ed M. Polk, Jr., H. G. Gribble, C. W. Taylor, J. W. McAdams and W. T. McKee.

Honorary pallbearers were the official family of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Sutherland-McCammon funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Margaret (Gallaway) DuBose
Nov 15, 1840 - Sep 23, 1938

AGED WOMAN DIED AT TEHUACANA; BE BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Dubose, age 97 years, who died Friday afternoon at 6 o’clock at the home of her son, Charles Dubose, at Tehuacana, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in Mexia. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. A. Geeo. Interment be in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Dubose, Tehuacana; H. L. Dubose, New Orleans; a daughter, Mrs. Alice McIntyre, Denver, Colorado, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

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Funeral Rites For Mrs. DuBose Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret DuBose, aged 87 years, who died at the home of her son, Charles DuBose, Friday afternoon at Tehuacana, were held at Mexia Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are two sons, Charles DuBose, Tehuacana, and H. L. DuBose, New Orleans; a daughter Alice McIntyre, Denver, Colo., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lida Houston
Oct 26, 1865 - Mar 4, 1938

MISS LIDA HOUSTON DIED HERE FRIDAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

Miss Lida Houston, aged 73 years, died at the home of her brother, R. L. Houston, 1439 West Sixth avenue, Friday morning after a short illness with influenza.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, 420 West Sixth avenue, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Miss Houston had made her home with her brother and family for the past 3 years, and prior to that time had resided in Mississippi.

Surviving are the brother, Mr. Houston, Corsicana, Mrs. O. L. Harlan, Richland, and Mrs. M. T. Smith, Mississippi, and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 4, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING MISS LIDA HOUSTON
  • d/o Thomas D. “Tom” Houston and Hester Monica (Crockett) Houston buried in Prospect Methodist Church cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw county, Mississippi (step-mother, Jennie (Smith) Houston)

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Funeral services for Miss Lida Houston, aged 73 years, who died Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock after a short illness were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Miss Houston resided in Mississippi until three years ago when she came to Corsicana to make her home with her brother, R. L. Houston, and family.

Surviving are the brother, two sisters, Mrs. O. L. Harlan, Richland, and Mrs. M. T. Smith, Mississippi, and a number of other relatives.

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Robert Lee Houston
Jan 4, 1863 - Mar 5, 1943

R. L. HOUSTON DIED HERE FRIDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

R. L. Houston, age 80 years, died at his home here Friday night. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Houston had been a resident of Corsicana for 45 years. He took an active part in civic and church affairs of the city. He had been a member of the board of stewards of the First Methodist Church for many years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Thomas L. Houston, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. P. M. Speed, Corsicana; Miss Hester Houston, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Orlean Harlan, Richland and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be B. F. Speed, P. M. Speed, Ross Harlan, Will Harlan, Bob Pelham and Ira Lee Henderson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Mar 6, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy Lou “Nannie” (Moore) Houston s/o Thomas D. “Tom” Houston & Hester Monica (Crockett) Houston buried in Prospect Methodist Church cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw county, Mississippi (step-mother, Jennie (Smith) Houston)

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RITES WERE HELD SUNDAY FOR R. L. HOUSTON; DIED FRIDAY NIGHT

Funeral services for R. L. Houston, age 80 years, who died at his home here Friday night were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Thomas L. Houston, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. P. M. Speed, Corsicana; Miss Hester Houston, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Orlean Harlan, Richland and other relatives.

A resident of Corsicana for 45 years, Mr. Houston was active in business and church affairs for years. He had been a steward in the First Methodist church for years at the time of his death.

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Orlean Louise (Houston) Harlan
Dec 6, 1856 - Mar 11, 1946

FUNERAL FOR MRS. ORLEAN HARLAN TO BE HELD TUESDAY

Mrs. Orlean Harlan, aged 89 years, died at her home in Richland Monday morning. Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Harlan had been a resident of the Richland community for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Johnson, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. T. Lewis, Alpine; three sons, Will, Ross and Sam Harlan, all of Richland; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W. H. Brown, G. H. Campbell, Ruben Griffin, Leon Carroll, J. T. Hammond and J. A. Patrick.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 11, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel S. Harlan buried in Chickasaw county, Mississippi; d/o Thomas D. “Tom” Houston & Hester Monica (Crockett) Houston buried in Prospect Methodist Church cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw county, Mississippi (step-mother, Jennie (Smith) Houston)

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TUESDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. ORLEAN HARLAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Orlean Harlan, aged 89 years, who died early Monday at her home in Richland, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Harlan had resided at Richland for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Johnson, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. T. Lewis, Alpine; three sons, Will, Ross and Sam Harlan, all of Richland; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W. H. Brown, G. H. Campbell, Ruben Griffin, Leon Carroll, J. T. Hammond and J. A. Patrick.

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Minerva Jane “Minnie” (Laverty) Williams
Mar 22, 1848 - Mar 25, 1938

BODY OF FORMER CORSICANAN BEING SENT FOR BURIAL

Mrs. Minnie Williams, about 90 years of age, died in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday. The body left Los Angeles Monday morning and is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Thursday morning at 11 o’clock. Funeral services will probably be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, John Williams, George Williams, and Frank Williams, all of California; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Stiff, California, and Mrs. Alice Crossland, Houston; a number of grandchildren and other relatives, including three nephews, Ed. White, Fred White and George Whytte, all of Corsicana.

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Relatives, Friends Here For Burial Of Pioneer Corsicanan

Out of town relatives and friends who were here Thursday for the funeral of the late Mrs. Minnie Williams, who died in Los Angeles, Calif., were her son, J. H. Williams, who accompanied the remains to Corsicana for burial, Mrs. Alice Crossland, Ernest Crossland, Mrs. George Emery, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Watkins, Arthur E. Watkins and Mr. and Mrs. Lamberth of Houston; Charles Posey of Dallas, W. W. White of Beaumont; Mr. and Mrs. G. Benton, Emhouse; Mr. and Mrs. Worth Benton, Alma; Mr. and Mrs. Shropshire, Alvarado; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Collins, Rice, and Mrs. Robert Saunders, Kerens.

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Mary Alice (Williams) Crossland
Jul 24, 1874 - Apr 28, 1964

Mrs. Crossland Services Held

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Alice Crossland, 89, native of Waxahachie, who died in Houston Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery here.

She had resided in Houston 56 years, was active in various departments of the Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George E. Emery, Houston; two sons, Henry A. Crossland, Rookville, Md., and John E. Crossland, Houston; sister, Mrs. Harriett Stiff, Hollywood, Calif.; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Houston services were conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Corley directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr. 29, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry Earle Crossland buried in South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Tx; d/o Robert Allen Williams & Minerva Jane “Minnie” (Laverty) Williams

Henry William Bunch, Sr.
Feb 6, 1869 - Sep 13, 1937

HENRY W. BUNCH DIED AT POWELL; BURIAL TUESDAY

Henry W. Bunch, aged 68 years, died at his home in Powell Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Bazette where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. A. Walker, Christian minister of Waxahachie, and Rev. Bernard McCord Methodist minister.

Mr. Bunch has resided in the Powell section for the past 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Ray Bunch, Powell; Mrs. Esther Washam, Powell; Miss Bunnie Bunch, Powell; Mrs. C. D. Pevehouse, Corsicana; Mrs. Tommy Field, Weatherford, and Mrs. Ray P. Wilson, Gainesville; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Christian, V. T. Haynie, Dick Bush, Alex McKinney, Tom Kenner, J. O. Burke, William Richardson and H. H. Hanks.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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John Elmer Lee
Aug 18, 1882 - Aug 28, 1938

BROTHER CORSICANA MAN DIED SUNDAY; BE BURIED HERE

John Elmer Lee, aged 56 years, former Corsicanan, died at Weatherford Sunday morning. The body was brought here Sunday.

Funeral services have not been completed pending the arrival of his wife, who is en route here form California.

Surviving are his wife, Los Angeles; six children, Mrs. Jimmie Glover, Marjorie Lee, Katherine Lee, all of Los Angeles; Mrs. D. F. Fitzgerald, Springtown; Roy E. Lee and J. E. Lee, Jr., both of Los Angeles; mother, Mrs. Martha Jane Lee, Corsicana; six brothers, James R. Lee, Oklahoma City; J. W. Lee, Yale, Okla.; C. E. Lee , Luling; L. S. Lee, Corsicana; H. H. Lee, Colorado; and Randolph Lee, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs. J. D. Riddle, Abilene; Mrs. Tom Swearingen, Lake Charles, La., and Mrs. E. M. Snyder, Longview, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Abner Brantley “Ab” Walker
Mar 27, 1884 - Mar 25, 1938

Ab Walker Buried At Bazette Sunday

KERENS, March 28.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held from the Baptist church at Bazette Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock for Ab Walker of Bazette, who died at the Navarro clinic in Corsicana Friday after an illness of several weeks.

Deceased was 54 years of age and is survived by his wife and three sons, all of Bazette. He was engaged in farming.

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Ella Cornelia (Webster) Fletcher
Nov 3, 1869 - May 7, 1955

Mrs. J. E. Fletcher Dies At Kerens

KERENS, May 7.—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. E. Fletcher, 85, resident of Kerens community most of her life, died at her home here Saturday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Bazette Baptist Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the church, and Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church in Corsicana.

Mrs. Fletcher was a Baptist.

Surviving are three sons, Lacy Fletcher, Corsicana, and Jimmy Fletcher, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. D. S. Etheredge, Kerens; Mrs. Ila Barlow, Palestine, and Mrs. Nat Waters, Corsicana; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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George Mitchell Barnett
Apr 5, 1877 - Jan 17, 1938

FORMER RESIDENT BAZETTE COMMUNITY DIED IN DALLAS

DALLAS, Jan. 19.—G. M. Barnett, aged 60 years, died at his home here Monday afternoon with a heart attack. Funeral services were held here Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with Dr. W. C. Martin of the First Methodist church officiating. The body was taken overland to Bazette where interment was made Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the rites at the grave.

Mr. Barnett formerly resided in the Bazette community.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Wentz, Nome; a son, John Abner Barnett, Roswell, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. Delia Kyzer, San Benito, and Mrs. Florence Simms, Kerens, and three grandchildren.

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Elonzo L. Whitaker
May 28, 1879 - Jan 24, 1946

ALANZO WHITAKER FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON SATURDAY

Alanzo Whitaker, aged 65 years, died Thursday night.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. G. W. Gilbreath officiating. Interment was in Modrell cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Adele Bryson, Mrs. Leona Hilley, Mrs. Gertrude Cranford and Mrs. Violet Cranford; two sons, Buddy and Odis Whitaker, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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CARD OF THANKS
We want to thank each and everyone fore the beautiful flowers brought to our darling father, Mr. E. L. Whitaker’s funeral, also for the nice lunch, and to thank Rev. Gilbreath for the sermon, also thank Corley’s for their kind attention. May God bless each and everyone.—wife-Mrs. Whitaker; daughters, Mrs. Odell Bryson, Mrs. J. T. Gilley, Mrs. C. R. Cranford, Mrs. R. L. Cranford; sons, David and Odis Whitaker; sister, Mrs. Willie Dunlap; also grandchildren.

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Floyd Jackson “Jack” Bryson
Oct 20, 1907 - Mar 10, 1963

Jack Bryson Rites Monday

Jackson Bryson, 55, died Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the Modrell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Harvey Adair.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Prickett, both of Corsicana, and two grandsons.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 11, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Edna Adell (Whitaker) Sanders-Bryson; s/o MacShannon “Shan” Bryson, Sr. buried in Hopewell & Nettie (McDonald) Bryson-Tinkle buried in Pattison cemetery

Elzie Lee (Boyd) Chapman
Oct 20, 1901 - Feb 6, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CHAPMAN ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Lee Chapman, aged 36 years, and her infant son, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night at 11 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Modrell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, B. Chapman; four children, Sadie, Fay, Trudie May, Jewel Layton, and Evelyn Juanita Chapman, parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Boyd, Rusk county; four brothers, Layton Boyd, Rusk county; Erwin Boyd, Talco; Virgin Boyd, Rusk county; Clarence Boyd, Rusk county; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith, Rusk county, and Mrs. Inez Neighbors, Dallas, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 8, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o B. K. Chapman; d/o William L. Boyd & LaBetha Adell (Phillips) Boyd buried in Pleasant Hill cemetery, New London, Rusk Co., Tex.

INFANT SON Chapman
B&D Feb 6, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CHAPMAN ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Lee Chapman, aged 36 years, and her infant son, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night at 11 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Modrell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, B. Chapman; four children, Sadie, Fay, Trudie May, Jewel Layton, and Evelyn Juanita Chapman, parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Boyd, Rusk county; four brothers, Layton Boyd, Rusk county; Erwin Boyd, Talco; Virgin Boyd, Rusk county; Clarence Boyd, Rusk county; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith, Rusk county, and Mrs. Inez Neighbors, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Dewey Carmack Watkins
May 29, 1925 - Nov 23, 2018

Carmack Watkins passed away at age 93 on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.
Carmack was born May 29, 1925 to parents John William Watkins and Monnie Lou Huffstutler. He was raised on the former Governor Buford H. Jester farm in the Emhouse area. On Jan. 14, 1944 he married the late Norma Jean Farmer, his high school sweetheart at Emhouse School.
He is survived by his three children: Ronny Watkins and wife Barbara, Janice Watkins King, and Jerry Mack Watkins and wife Kay; eight grandchildren: Scott Watkins and wife Jeri, Brett Watkins and partner Nick, Brandye West, Keri Wright and husband Kyle, Kory Carmack King, Jason Kirby and wife Laurami, Ashley Feldt and husband Jake, and Lane Watkins. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren: McKenna, Caleb, Kathren, Magdalen, Lilliann, Gwendalen, Cooper, Carter Mack, Dax and Doak.
Carmack served in the United States Army from Oct. 23, 1944 - July 1946. He served as a demolition specialist and sharp shooter while stationed in Germany towards the end of World War II. In 1957 Carmack brought out a small local contractor, thus beginning Watkins Construction. What started out as a small local construction company with four machines and five employees, is today Watkins Construction LLC, and employs approximately 1,000 personnel with offices in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma that support projects throughout a large part of the U.S. Carmack loved to hunt and to have Norma travel with him. He was very proud of the trophy room he created over the years and always had an exciting hunting story to tell.
Carmack was interested in many civic affairs, serving on the Navarro Chamber of Commerce as President in 1997. He was instrumental in obtaining the extension of Dobbins Road. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church where he served on the Building Committee for years. He was an I.O.O.F Member of Corsicana Lodge #63 for over 45 years. He also enjoyed participating in the Navarro County Youth Exposition each year. For 68 years Carmack and Norma were an active couple with their family, business, the community and traveling.
Carmack was also active with the Black Hills Cemetery Association where he served in various offices for many years. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Black Hill Cemetery Association: PO Box 2155, Corsicana, Texas 75151.
The entire family would like to thank: Guardian Health Care, Action in Home Therapy, Hand In Hand Hospice, and especially New Century Hospice for their help during the past few years. The family also wants to thank Susanna Ledesma and the care-givers, nurses and aides that have helped with our father's care. Ronny and Jerry wish to express their deepest thanks to their sister, Janice, who without doubt, greatly extended the healthy life of their father by her constant attention and complete care.
Visitation with the family was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of life was 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with Debbie Keele and Randall Whitt officiating. A family graveside service was held at Black Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Madelyn Ruth Cravens
Nov 27, 2018 - Nov 27, 2018

Heaven received another angel on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 when Madelyn Ruth Cravens went to heaven from Hillcrest Memorial Hospital in Waco, Texas. Madelyn’s parents are Bradley and Meagan Cravens of Blooming Grove, Texas. She had a brother, Elliot Dayne Cravens at home waiting to welcome her into the family.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kevin Smith, her great-grandparents; Jeff Bryant, Leon Cravens, June McKey, Maurice and Nedra Wallace, Larry and Sharon Purkey.

Madelyn is survived by her grandparents; Michelle and Charlie Mathes and Alicia and Kelly Cravens and her great-grandparents; Eddie and Wanda McPherson, Karen Cravens-Bryant. and Ronnie and Leslie Spurlock.

Visitation with the family will be held from 2-3 P.M. preceding the funeral services for Madelyn scheduled for Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at New Beginnings Family Fellowship on W. Hwy 22 in Blooming Grove, Texas with Rev. Bryan Connally officiating. Pallbearers will be her uncles; Logan Smith, Adam Barrett, Will Cravens and Aaron Smith. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

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Timmy Ray Howard
Apr 10, 1963 - Nov 18, 2018
 
Timmy Ray Howard, 55, of Corsicana passed away Nov. 18, 2018 in Navarro County. He was born April 10, 1963 in Corsicana.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 23, 2018 at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana with Tony Stephens officiating.

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Bobby Ray Lee, Sr.
Sep 14, 1951 - Nov 15, 2018

Bobby Ray Lee, Sr., 67, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 Harbor Hospice at Charlton Methodist, Dallas, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24,2018 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, 720 E. Park Ave. with Bishop William Lewis, Jr., officiating.
Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Barbara Jane (Boyd) Webb
Feb 20, 1946 - Nov 26, 2018

Barbara Jane Webb of Blooming Grove, Texas passed away at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waxahachie on Monday, November 26, 2018. She was born February 20, 1946 in Dallas, Texas to Victor "Vic" Boyd and Maicel Robinson Boyd. She married Kenneth Jay Webb February 28, 1969 in Dallas.
Mrs. Webb was a member of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. She was very involved with different church activities including, nursing home visits, youth group, SALT group and volunteered to help anywhere that she could.
She is preceded in death by her daughter Jennifer Michelle Webb, parents, brother Roy Boyd, sister Joyce Bowman and Loyce Beaty. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband, Jay Webb of Blooming Grove; son Jason Webb and wife Katie of Midlothian; grandchildren, Cheyenne Webb and Dakota Webb. Brother Robert Boyd of DeSoto and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday, November 30, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 12:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2018 at First Baptist Church Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Mary Virginia (Hodge) Lambert
Dec 29, 1923 - Nov 17, 2018
 
Mary Lambert, 94 of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1923 in Roscoe to Forrest Lee Hodge and Evangeline Sipes Hodge.
After high school she was trained in electronics and wired air craft (B25 Bombers) in WWII. Over the years she worked for Methodist Hospital in Houston and Memorial Hospital in Corsicana which is now Navarro Regional Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Lambert who passed in January 1981 and 10 siblings.
She is survived by three children, Jennifer and Jim Ray of Wills Point, Betty Lambert of Corsicana and Dana Sanders of Woodlands; two brothers, Billy Ross Hodge and wife Barbara of Mesquite and Aaron David Hodge of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren;12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
There will be a graveside memorial service 1 p.m. Dec. 29, 2018 at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jimmy D. Rose Sr.
Jul 21, 1949 - Nov 22, 2018
 
Jimmy D. Rose Sr. of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Jimmy was born in Tyler, July 21, 1949 to James Edgar Rose and Linnie Mae Flat Rose. He served in the United States Navy in the submarine fleet from 1969 to 1978. He was a Deputy with the Navarro County Sheriffs Department for 19 years prior to his retirement. He was a Deacon at Community Baptist Church, member of Phi Theta Kappa, enjoyed fishing and visiting with people.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Edgar Rose and Hulen Rose.
He is survived by his wife of almost 49 years Donna Rose; children, Jimmy D. Rose, Jr. and wife Valerie and Dawn Rose and husband Jeromy Mink; grandchildren Jonathan Rose and Colt Mink; sister Wilma Holcomb and a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
A celebration of life service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with David Spann and Jeromy Mink officiating. Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Gene Allen McLain
Jul 26, 1933 - Nov 28, 2018

Gene Allen McLain, 85 of Purdon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. He was born July 26, 1933 in Union High, Navarro County to John Franklin McLain and Mary Louise Roloff McLain.
He was preceded in death by his parents John Franklin McLain and Mary Louise Roloff McLain; infant sister, Mary Beth McLain and wives, Peggy McLain and Myra McLain.
He is survived by siblings, Leon McLain and wife Margaret of Dawson and Barbara Duke and husband Bobby of Dawson and a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday. Nov. 30, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m.with Rev. Steven Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Wanda Tennison
Feb 19, 1956 - Nov 16, 2018

Wanda Tennison, 62, of Dawson passed away Nov. 16, 2018 in Dawson. She was born Feb. 19, 1956 in Dawson.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Pastor Monroe Allen officiating.
Interment to follow at Farmersville Cemetery.

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Lena Mae (Bell) Bailey
1931 - Oct 4, 2008

Lena Mae Bell Bailey, 77, of Dawson passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with the Revs. Monroe Allen and B.R. Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow at Farmersville Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals

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Catherine "Cat" Box
Dec 30, 1919 - Nov 21, 2007

Catherine Box, 87, of Dawson passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 in Corsicana. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. Monroe Allen officiating. Burial will be at Farmersville Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Clara Dell Caton
Dec 1, 1938 - Dec 15, 1938

Baby Died Thursday In Local Hospital; Burial at Hamilton

Clara Dell Caton, 15-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buel H. Caton, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Clarence and William Caton; a sister, Mary Helen Caton; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Caton and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Daniels, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Billy Floyd Gray
Oct 30, 1938 - Dec 23, 1938

Baby Died Friday; Burial Saturday

Billy Floyd Gray, aged two months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gray, died Friday night. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Mattie Lee (Dyer) Hill-Murphy
Jan 14, 1901 - Jun 14, 1938

MRS. ED MURPHY DIED TUESDAY NOON; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Ed Murphy, aged 37 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at noon Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the Northside Baptist church at 10:30 Wednesday morning. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, the following children, Douglas Hill, Hazel Ruth Hill, Opal Fay Hill, all of Corsicana; Schuler Murphy, Springfield, Mo., and A. O. Murphy, Corsicana; her father, J. F. Dyer, Purdon; seven brothers, Thomas Dyer, Leonard Dyer, Elton Dyer, all of Dallas; Eugene Dyer, Corsicana; Ira Dyer, Houston; Grady Dyer, Houston; Max Dyer, Hubbard City; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Butcher, Dallas, Mrs. Tuck Covington, Purdon and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 14, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George Washington Hill Married Sep. 3, 1916 2nd husband Ed Murphy married Nov 12, 1932; d/o James F. “Jim” Dyer & Margaret Ada (Duncan) Dyer

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MURPHY HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ed Murphy, age 37 years, were held at the Northside Baptist church at 10:20 Wednesday morning and interment was made in Hamilton cemetery. Mrs. Murphy died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at noon Tuesday.

Surviving are her husband, the following children, Douglas Hill, Hazel Ruth Hill, Opal Fay Hill, all of Corsicana; Schuler Murphy, Springfield, Mo., and A. O. Murphy, Corsicana; her father, J. F. Dyer, Purdon; seven brothers, Thomas Dyer, Leonard Dyer, Elton Dyer, all of Dallas; Eugene Dyer, Corsicana; Ira Dyer, Houston; Grady Dyer, Houston; Max Dyer, Hubbard City; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Butcher, Dallas, Mrs. Tuck Covington, Purdon and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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Ada Lee (Rucker) Dickson
Aug 7, 1867 - Jan 17, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ADA DICKSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Dickson, aged 70 years, who died at the home of her son, Dr. J. R. Dickson in Arp, Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Dawson Methodist church with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Grosebeck Methodist Church.

Mrs. Dickson had been a resident of the Dawson community practically her entire life but for the past year had been making her home with her son in Arp, Texas.

She is survived by the following children, Dr. J. R. Dickson, Arp; Tom Dickson, Healdton, Okla.; Mrs. A. G. Knight, Dallas; and Mrs. Ewing Wright, Techuacana.

Mrs. Dickson was well known in Navarro county and her many friends join in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 18, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Milton McMahon Dickson, Jr. d/o James Cromwell Rucker & Christia Ann (Slater) Rucker buried in Oaklawn cemetery, Decatur, Texas

Arthur L. Holloway
Mar 5, 1880 - Aug 7, 1938

A. L. HOLLOWAY BURIED MONDAY IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Arthur L. Holloway, aged 58 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Joe Magness, West Ninth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are three brothers, Frank Holloway, Plainview; Price Holloway, Corsicana, and Elmer Holloway, Midland; one sister, Mrs. Magness, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Lonzo/Alonzo Monroe Honea
Oct 20, 1900 - Jul 17, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LONZO HONEA MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Lonzo Honea, aged 39 years, who died Sunday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were held from the residence of his brother, S. H. Honea, 517 North Ninth street. The Rev. H. C. Wilson conducted the services.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Josephine and Hazel Honea; three sons, Addie Lee Honea, George Honea, and David Lee Honea, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Carl Honea, Sam Honea, Theodore Honea and Earl Honea, all of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Birdie Abby, Bazette.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lotice Louise (Christie) Buchanan
Oct 11, 1900 - Jun 28, 1938

MRS. L. L. BUCHANAN DIED LATE TUESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. Lotice L. Buchanan, aged 37 years, wife of J. L. Buchanan, 1522 South Seventeenth street, died in the P. and S. Hospital late Tuesday afternoon after a brief illness. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church, will conduct the rites. Mrs. Buchanan had resided in Corsicana for the past five years.

Surviving are her husband, J. L. Buchanan; three children, Weldon, Pattie Sue and Jarvis Buchanan; mother, Mrs. J. W. Christie; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Johnson, Mrs. Mettie Brannon and Mrs. Glenn Henson; four brothers, Coy Christie, Bee Christie, Grady Christie and J. W. Christie, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. J. Martin, John Jones, F. H. Washburn, Jim Ackerman, Arthur Weeks and Muriel Hodge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun 29, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Leonard Buchanan married Sep. 29, 1921; d/o James W. Christie, Sr. & Julia Alma (Newbill) Christie buried in Campbell Elrod cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BUCHANAN HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lotice L. Buchanan, aged 37 years, who died in the P. and S. Hospital late Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home at 5 o’clock with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. L. Buchanan; three children, Weldon, Pattie Sue and Jarvis Buchanan; mother, Mrs. J. W. Christie; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Johnson, Mrs. Mettie Brannon and Mrs. Glenn Henson; four brothers, Coy Christie, Bee Christie, Grady Christie and J. W. Christie, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. J. Martin, John Jones, F. H. Washburn, Jim Ackerman, Arthur Weeks and Muriel Hodge.

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Joseph Leonard Buchanan
Apr 5, 1894 - Mar 13, 1944

JOSEPH BUCHANAN DIED LATE MONDAY; RITES ON THURSDAY

Joseph L. Buchanan, age 49 years, died in the veterans Hospital in Dallas Monday night. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Buchanan was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Patty Sue Dockery, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ruth Ridens, Corsicana; three sons, Weldon Buchanan, U. S. Army; Jarvis and Robert Earl Buchanan, Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. S. D. Buchanan, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Ava Beauchamp, Mrs. J. C. Avens, Mrs. J. Edd Ewing and Mrs. Freda Pilgrim, all of Corsicana; six brothers, S. B. Buchanan, Corsicana; J. N. Buchanan, Chicago, Ill.; J. M. Buchanan, Mount Pleasant; B. B. Buchanan, Tucson, Ariz.; O. L. Buchanan, Fort Worth; Bernie Buchanan, U. S. Navy; a granddaughter and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar. 14, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lotice Louise (Christie) Buchanan married Sep 29, 1921 2nd wife Phebe Gladys (Sawyer) Ridens-Buchanan-Smith married Jan. 25, 1941; s/o Samuel Dewitt Buchanan & Eliza Ann (Johnston) Buchanan

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Rites Thursday for Joseph L. Buchanan Who Died Dallas

Funeral services for Joseph L. Buchanan, age 59 years, who died in the Veterans Hospital in Dallas Monday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. S. R. Goff conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, a step-daughter, three sons, his mother, four sisters, six brothers, a granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dave Sawyer, Coy Christie, Romie Campbell, F. H. Washburn, Ernest Jones and W. T. Harris.

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Mary Willie (Bennett) Bates
Feb 28, 1881 - Dec 12, 1948

MRS. M. W. BATES DIES ON SUNDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY

Mrs. Mary Willie Bates, aged 67 years, of Tomball, died at the home of her son, J. L. Bates, who resides at Lake Halbert, early Sunday morning. She had been ill for some time.

Surviving are three sons, J. L. Bates, Corsicana; E. E. Bates, Emhouse, and H. L. Bates, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Greer, Rice; Mrs. Gertrude Moore, Tomball, and Mrs. Josephine Sands, Gladewater; a brother Walter Bennett, Crockett; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Womack, Hyland; Mrs. Ida Burrand and Mrs. Rose Gilbert, both of Crockett; 22 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Pallbearers were Garland Frazier, J. R. Bates, Tommie Joe Bates, Roy E. Pyle, Arnold D. Pyle and Eulan Bates.

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Nettie Lillian (Bates) Pyle-Hooker
Jan 7, 1898 - Aug 7, 1948

MRS. MITTIE HOOKER FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mittie L. Hooker, aged 45 years, died at Tomball, Texas, Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Willie Bates, Tomball; two sons, Roy Pyle, Dallas, and Arnold Pyle, Houston; three brothers, E. E. and H. L. Bates both of Emhouse and J. T. Bates, Powell; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Greer, Rice, and Mrs. Josephine Spann, Kilgore; a nephew whom she reared, Garland Frazier, Houston, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Raymond Murphy, Ernest Price, Cecil Newman, Pierce Dockery, Hollis McClory and J. W. French.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 9, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Henry Lafayette Pyle married Oct. 20, 1913 2nd husband Sidney Watt Hooker; d/o Thomas Sparksey Bates & Mary Willie (Bennett) Bates

Henry Lafayette Pyle
Sep 30, 1893 - Jun 7, 1939

HENRY PYLE DIED KILGORE HOSPITAL; BURIAL BE HERE

Henry Pyle, age 45 , died at the Kilgore Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Funeral services will be held at the Northside Baptist church Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Pyle, two sons, Roy and Arnold Pyle; one foster-son, Garland Frazier; six brothers, E. H. Pyle of Houston; Hugh M. Pyle, Temple; J. J. Pyle, Neches; Louis Pyle, Gladewater; P. B. Pyle, Rusk; H. A. Pyle, Crockett, and one sister, Mrs. Sallie Kellett, Augusta.

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

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KILGORE MAN WAS BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY FRIDAY

Funeral services for Henry Pyle, 45, who died Wednesday in the Kilgore Hospital were held at the Northside Baptist church at 4:30 Friday afternoon and interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Pyle, two sons, Roy and Arnold Pyle; one foster-son, Garland Frazier; six brothers, E. H. Pyle of Houston; Hugh M. Pyle, Temple; J. J. Pyle, Neches; Louis Pyle, Gladewater; P. B. Pyle, Rusk; H. A. Pyle, Crockett, and one sister, Mrs. Sallie Kellett, Augusta.

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

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Mary Francis (Garner) Lindsey
Jan 14, 1859 - Apr 9, 1938

MRS. I. N. LINDSEY DIED ON SATURDAY; FUNERAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. I. N. Lindsey, aged 79 years, died at 906 North Tenth street Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Revs. Allen and McDaniels.

Surviving are four children, three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. P. M. Lea, Corsicana, and two brothers, T. J. Garner, and J. T. Garner, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John J. Garner, Frank Garner, Preston Garner, J. K. Garner, Joe Coggins and Percy McKinney.

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Kate G. (Carpenter) Towns
Aug 1, 1876 - Dec 19, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING MRS. KATE G. TOWNS

LONG TIME RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Mrs. Kate G. Carpenter Towns, aged 62 years, of Powell, died Monday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. F. Love. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Love home with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

A native of Savannah, Tenn., Mrs. Towns came to Navarro county as a small child and had spent the remainder of her life in this vicinity.

Surviving are her husband, Tom G. Towns, Powell; two brothers, John W. Carpenter, president of the Texas Power and Light Company, Dallas, and Lewis T. Carpenter, general counsel of the Southland Life Insurance Company, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Love, Corsicana; Mrs. W. R. Blahup, Athens; Mrs. W. A. Wofford, Dallas, and Mrs. J. N. Neff, Ennis, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. A. Jackson, Roy Love, Will McKee, F. H. Harvey, Jr., N. C. Pinkston and Seaton Holsey.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 20, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas G. “Tom” Towns married Jun. 4, 1902; d/o Thomas Wert “Tom” Carpenter & Ellen Isaphine (Dickson) Carpenter

Edward Jerome “Ed” Pirtle
Nov 25, 1901 - Apr 9, 1966

Long Illness Fatal Saturday To Ed Pirtle

Ed Pirtle, Rt. 3, city, Corsicana, barber, died Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital. A native of Anderson county he had resided here 15 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Navy.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m from Corley Chapel with the Rev. Homer L. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; two brothers, J. A. Pirtle of Levelland and Clark Pirtle of Rusk; two sisters, Mrs. L. J. Gurganas of Houston and Mrs. Maud B. Bonfield of Sacramento, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr 9, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha Ann (Ford) Pirtle married Dec 15, 1928; s/o Edward G. Pirtle & Hester Salena (Carroll) Pirtle buried in Payne Springs cemetery Henderson county, Tx.

Thomas Franklin “Tom” Bruce
Oct 31, 1878 - Jan 21, 1937

TOM F. BRUCE IS FOUND DEAD EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED FROM DAUGHTER’S RESIDENCE FRIDAY

Tom F. Bruce, aged 58 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, was found dead in a milk house at the H. Travis Dairy in North Corsicana about 4 o’clock Thursday morning. A .22 rifle bullet had been fired into the right side of his head. A Coroner’s verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted” was returned by Judge A. E. Foster after viewing the body. Judge Foster and Constable W. B. Ivey of Richland answered the call.

The .22 rifle was found lying across the arm of the deceased. He was reported to have purchased shells for the gun recently.

H. Travis, operator of the dairy at which Bruce was employed said he could assign no reason for the act. He last saw him Wednesday morning. The body was discovered by Travis’ son, when he went to milk about 4 o’clock. An empty shell was still in the rifle. Bruce and his family resided in a small house at the dairy. He formerly lived several miles north of Corsicana.

The rifle was given to Constable Ivey for disposition. It was the same gun which recently was accidentally discharged in the hands of a son of the deceased with the bullet seriously injuring another youngster.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. Gladys Hammock, Corsicana; Lois Bruce, Corsicana; Ed Bruce, East Texas; Herman Bruce, California; Mrs. Bernice Lewis, Pickett; Neva Murl Bruce, Corsicana; Dewell Bruce, Hughes Springs, seven grandchildren, and a number of relatives in Arkansas.

Funeral services will be held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Gladys Hammock, corner North Commerce street and Kerr Avenue, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. W. Reese, pastor of the First Christian church.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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INFANT SON Collier
B&D Feb 20, 1938

Baby Buried Sunday Hamilton Cemetery

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Collier, 813 South Thirteenth street, who died early Sunday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Billie Jean Burge
Nov 28, 1935 - Jul 12, 1938

LITTLE GIRL WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Billie Jean Burge, aged two and one-half years, were held from the Full Gospel church Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery. The little child died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday morning followed a short illness. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Weathers, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Burge, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Burge, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Nichols, Corsicana; great-grandmothers, Mrs. Dora Breeland and Mrs. W. A. DeWitt, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Nichols, Henry Nichols, Leo Nichols and Morgan Roach.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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John W. “Bill” Frazier
Jan 13, 1905 - Sep 23, 1938

ACCIDENT VICTIM BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services were held from the North Corsicana Methodist church Saturday afternoon for J. W. Frazier, aged 33 years, Kilgore oil field worker, who was fatally injured Friday in an automobile accident. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

Reports from Kilgore stated Frazier’s automobile plunged off a 40-foot embankment north of Kilgore. Other occupants of the car were reported only slightly injured.

Details of the accident were unavailable here.

The body was brought overland from Kilgore.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Bessie (Bates) Frazier
Nov 14, 1909 - Jan 4, 1938

KILGORE WOMAN WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Frazier, age 27, who died in Kilgore Tuesday morning were held from the North Corsicana Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fletcher, pastor of Bazette Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, one son, Garland Frazier, of Kilgore; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Bates of Bazette; five brothers, William Bates of Tomball; Dick Bates of Emhouse; Jimmy Bates, Richard Bates and Henry Lee Bates of Bazette; four sisters, Mrs. Nettie Pyle of Kilgore, Mrs. Thelma Greer, Emhouse, Mrs. Gertrude Moore of Emhouse and Josephine Bates of Bazette, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Hubbard, E. L. Boyd, Pat Roberts, Woodrow Green, Ernest Green and John H. Dukeminier.

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Louise (Staggs) Waters
Feb 18, 1929 - Jan 7, 2018

Louise Waters, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend joined our Heavenly Father January 7, 2018 at the age of 88 years young. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years Bill Waters, her mother Eunice Staggs, father Henry Staggs, three brothers, one sister and a cherished nephew.
Louise was born in Blooming Grove, Texas February 18, 1929. After graduating high school, she attended business school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She then returned to Blooming Grove where she met Bill, the love of her life. They were married and raised their two children Diane and Ronnie in Fort Worth. They began Waters Construction Company and in 1976 relocated to Huntsville where they developed the company into the success it is today.
She is survived by her daughter Diane Cushman and husband Chris of Huntsville, son Ronnie Waters and wife Brenda of Huntsville; grandchildren, Aaron Waters and wife Katie, Amanda Keathley and husband Mitchell, Paige Lorenzen and husband Wes and Lauren Waters; great-grandchildren Francine and Margo; brother Jerry Staggs and sister Melba Blissett; numerous nieces and nephews; one very dear office manager of 23 years, Paula Ward, loved as a member of the family; 2 dogs, 7 grand-dogs, 8 head of cattle and one old ass.
Louise was known by many names to those that loved her and will miss her dearly – Mom, Grammy, Mimi, Tootie and Miss Louise. Her smile was contagious and she never met a stranger.
Services will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church, Huntsville, Texas. Visitation begins at 10:30 am with funeral immediately following at 11:30 am. No graveside service.

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Jane Booker ”Aunt Booker” (Land) Anderson
Dec 16, 1857 - Jan 18, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED EUREKA RESIDENT WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Janie B. (Aunt Booker) Anderson, aged 80 years, who died at her home in Eureka Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Providence Baptist church with burial in the Providence cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was a native of Stewart county, Ga., but had resided in the Oakwood and Eureka communities since coming to Texas in 1902.

Surviving are two sons, B. P. Anderson and Jim Anderson, Eureka; three daughters, Mrs. Daisy Ellington, Eureka; Mrs. Ora Lucas, Eureka, and Mrs. Bettie Rippy, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Ed Byrne, Corsicana; a brother, B. Land, Eureka and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were conducted by L. B. Bonner of Eureka and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Jim Land Anderson
Nov 27, 1895 - Sep 9, 1962

Jim Anderson Dies Sunday

Jim L. Anderson, 66, retired plumber, died in Twilight Home Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Providence cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. G. McNeill, pastor Daingerfield Baptist, assisted by Rev. G. P. Allen, Second Avenue Baptist.

He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Prather Anderson, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Daisey Ellington, Corsicana; Mrs. Betty Rippy, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Ora Lee Lucas, Arizona, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Ellington, Frank Wilson, Doyle Farmer, Eugene Williamson, Jeff Coker and Lloyd Land.

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James Braxton Land, Sr.
Jun 9, 1863 - Jun 12, 1938

BRAXTON LAND OF EUREKA COMMUNITY BURIED ON MONDAY

Braxton Land, aged 75 years, died at his home in the Eureka community at midnight Sunday. Funeral services were held from the Providence church at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon with interment in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Parnell of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, the following children; Braxton Land, Jr., Kerens; Ed Land, Mexia; Mrs. E. E. Rash, Eureka; Floyd Land and Slater Land, Eureka; a sister, Mrs. Ed Byrnes, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by L. B. Bonner & Company.

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Mollie (Land) Byrne
Jan 15, 1866 - May 30, 1951

Mrs. Ed B. Byne Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Mollie Byrne, 85, died at the Navarro Clinic early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery
[actually buried at Providence Cemetery]. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. T. Perritt assisted by Rev. M. G. McNeill.

Surviving are her husband, Ed B. Byrne, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Macie Dibble, Denton; a son, Rex Byrne, Houston; a grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. and Mrs. Bryne resided in the Zion’s Rest community prior to moving to 736 West First avenue about a year ago.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Rites Thursday For Mrs. Byrne

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Byrne, 85, who died at the Navarro Clinic early Wednesday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Providence Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. T. Perritt and Rev. M. G. Neill, Baptist ministers.

Surviving are her husband, Ed B. Byrne, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Macie Dibble, Denton; a son, Rex Byrne, Houston; a grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ed Harris, Loyd Land, Charlie Ellington, Bob McNeill, Bennie Clement and Edward Steele, nephews.

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Newell Edwards (Brooks) Byrne
Jul 13, 1910 - Jun 1, 1977

Mrs. Byrne

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Newel Edward Byrne, 66, resident of Marrero, La., and former Navarro County resident, who died Wednesday in Marrero.

Burial will be at Providence Cemetery near Mildred. She was a native of Texas, lived in Marrero 19 years and was a member of the Christian Science Church.

Survivors include a son, Brook Byrne of New Orleans, La. and a sister, Mrs. Elaine Frost of Houston.

Her husband Rex E. Byrne preceded her in death in 1970.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun 1, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rex Edward Byrne married May 19, 1927; d/o Benjamin Frederick Brooks & Minnie Etta (Campbell) Brooks buried in Post Oak cemetery

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Mrs. Byrne

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Newell Edwards Byrne, 66, resident of Marrerro, La. and former resident of Navarro County, who died Wednesday, L. G. Thomas, Christian Science reader, will officiate, with burial following at Providence Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Brooks Byrne of New Orleans, La.; a sister, Mrs. Wayne Frost of Houston; three brothers, Maurice Brooks of Houston, Fred Brooks of McAllen, and Ben Miller Brooks of Dallas.

Pallbearers are Eugene Stewart, A. A. Copeland, Loyd Land, J. S. Dill, Tommy Frost and Ed Hamilton.

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Rex Edward Byrne
Feb 24, 1903 - Apr 25, 1970

Rex Byrne

Rex Byrne, native of Corsicana and longtime resident of New Orleans died there early Saturday.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Corley’s until the family arrives here Sunday, but services are expected to be held Monday.

He was a mechanic for many years with Jackson Brothers Dodge agency and moved to Houston when the motor company relocated there, later moving to New Orleans.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Brooks Byrne, and other relatives.

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Johnny Curtis McClure
Jul 30, 1940 - Nov 21, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Johnny Curtis McClure announces his passing after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born July 30, 1940 to George McClure and Ethel Alman McClure in Frost. He passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 surrounded by his family.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Margaret, and his children Joyce Hayes, Curtis and wife Millie McClure, Gloria Kent and husband Dan, and Wayne and wife Jada McClure; 11 grandchildren, Josh, Kristi, Jenni, Katie, Heather, George, Carrie, Mataw, Linsey, Taylor, and Casey, and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Kelsey Hitt.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Stevie and Bill Hitt, sisters, Mary Helen Hitt and Ann Egeler, and son-in-law Kenneth Hayes.

After high school he served in the Army National Guard. He retired from Wonder Bread after 33 years. He then worked at K-Mart until it closed. He was a member of Kerens First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and working on the ranch with his son Wayne.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Josh Jamison, Mataw Kent, George McClure, Todd Teetz, Kyler Dalrymple, and nephew Gary Berry. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie McNeese and Jimmy Kelley.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at Paschal Funeral Home and the funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24,2018 officiated by Rev. Michael Redmond. Burial will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

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Frances (Harris) Mahoney
Jul 5, 1921 - Nov 23, 2018

Frances Harris Mahoney, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at the age of 97. She was born on July 5, 1921, the third child of Robert Jordan Harris and Pearl Thomas Harris. Her early years were spent at the Oak Valley School. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1939. At the age of 13 she came to know the Lord as her personal savior.
After graduation she was employed by K-Wotens, A&P and Sears. She then met the love of her life, William Mahoney and they were married. She adjusted well to being the wife of a farmer and very much enjoyed that life. After six years of marriage their daughter Martha Carolyn was born. William was killed in 1969 and Frances was strong and brave throughout these many years.
She was active in Northside Baptist Church, the church she loved so much. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She spent many happy hours with her grandson William Howard Corder. She will be missed so by all who loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mahoney; her parents; sisters, Undine Dennis and Laverne Myatt and brother Robert Buford Harris.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Corder and husband John; grandson, William Corder; nieces, Kay Wilson, Fran Poe, Lisa Aulds and Laura Thronberry; and many other loving family members and friends.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Serving as pallbearers will be David Poe, D'Wayne Thronberry, Jake Thronberry, Justin Thronberry, John Aulds and Tim Cates.
The family would like to offer many thanks and appreciation to the staffs of Argent Court and Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center for the tender love and care they shared with Frances. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, and you may visit www.treshewell.com and funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home, 418 N. 13th St., Corsicana, Texas, 75110, 903-874-3755

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Dewaylen Dean "Dutch" Marrs
Jul 9, 1942 - Nov 29, 2018

Dutch Marrs went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at the age of 76. He was born in Dawson, Texas. He was a builder and a rancher.
He was preceded in death by his parents James Cuie and Nola Irene Marrs, brother Wayne Marrs and sisters, Geraldine Watson and Jodelle Marrs.
Dutch is survived by his wife of 59 years, Loudine Marrs; two children, James Marrs and wife Donna, Rena Caperton and husband Bud; six grandchildren, Michael Kormos and wife Christa, Tony Kormos and wife Christina, Taylor Marrs Eason and husband Kyle, Luke Marrs, Lauren Marrs Gist and husband Bodee and Walker Caperton; four great grand children, Rivers and Kinsley Kormos and Jodee Dutch(JD) and James Walter (JW) Gist. He is also survived by wo sisters, Lavane Ogden and Theda Kay Marrs.
In lieu of flowers and plants, please send any donations to the Corsicana Cowboy Church on West Hwy 31.
Visitation will be Sunday at 1 p.m. and service begins at 2:30 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" (Hall) Sturrock
Jun 28, 1919 - Jul 26, 2018

STURROCK, Margaret Elizabeth (Betty)
1919-2018
Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Sturrock, most recently of Austin, Texas, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was 99 years young.
Elizabeth was born on June 28, 1919 in Emhouse, Texas to the late Georgie Willie Adams and William Rufus Hall. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Parten Sturrock, her sister, Robinel Hall Naber and brother-in-law, Richard Naber of Niceville, Florida.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Linda Susan Sturrock Anderson of San Antonio, Texas; Janice Lynn Sturrock and her husband Steve McKee of Austin, Texas; and William Parten (Bill) Sturrock Jr and his wife Sue Sturrock of Rosebud, Texas. Beloved grandsons: Tray Anderson and fiancée Glenn Pellas of Houston, Texas, Eugene McKee of New York City, New York and Ryan McCalip of Benbrook, Texas. Nieces Linda Augustin and family and Alice Hagans and family of Niceville, Florida. Great grandchildren; Rebecca Anderson, Tray Anderson Jr and Sevlynne Anderson of Dallas, Texas.
As a young girl, Elizabeth lived in the Texas towns of Slaton, Lubbock and San Angelo where she remembered swimming in the river south of town near Cristobol. Eventually moving with her family to Houston, Elizabeth graduated from Reagan High School in 1936. Elizabeth met Bill (William Parten) Sturrock at Singer Sewing Machine Company and married him on August 24, 1946. Bill and Elizabeth had 3 children; Sue, Janice and Billy.
Elizabeth lived most of her life in Texas. After she and Bill married, she lived the life of an Air Force wife and moved her family from Ellington Air Force Base in Houston, Texas to Edwards Air Force Base in California and onto Izmir, Turkey. She was passionate about expanding the horizons of her kids and while in Turkey, the family spent many weekends visiting beautiful beaches and exploring rich history of old world cities. In 1963, Bill was stationed at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Elizabeth continued to raise her 3 children and worked at Randolph as a Federal Civil Service employee from 1967-1985. She received many outstanding work commendations for her great attention to detail and creative suggestions for more efficiency in the work place.

Known as Elizabeth to family and Betty to coworkers, friends and fellow crafters. She retired from Civil Service in 1985 and devoted full time to her many hobbies including ceramics, crochet, knitting, counted cross stitch, quilting and other handcrafts. She owned 2 craft shops in the Universal City area: "Homesteader's Corner" and "The Talent Tree". She was a founding member of the Homesteaders Craft Guild of Universal City in 1986 and enjoyed trips around Central Texas to quilting and craft shops. She never met a piece of fabric that she did not like.

Betty was a creative talent her entire life; an excellent seamstress who made most of her own clothes and clothes for her 3 children when they were young. She was always pursuing new creative and artistic outlets and excelled at all of them.
She loved her children and her large extended family of aunts, uncles and many cousins. She was a great cook and excellent baker making many tasty cakes and cookies for most any occasion. She loved making candies and cookies at Christmas time and loved decorating her house for that time of year.
She took great pride in her physical appearance, taking care to wear matching outfits and "fixing her face" daily with eyebrow pencil, rouge and always lipstick.
She enjoyed watching sports and always rooted for the Dallas Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs.

Elizabeth will be remembered for many things including being a loving, kind and giving daughter, mother and grandmother who loved her "kids", her grandkids and her parents dearly. We will miss her dry sense of humor, her fierce independence and her sweet blue eyes.
The family would like to thank the staff of Grace House of Lake Travis for their compassionate care and love of Betty these last years; the kind and attentive health care providers at Visiting Physicians Association and care and assistance from the staff at Guiding Hospice.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Monday, August 6 at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis, 411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, Texas.
A short graveside service will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio on Tuesday, August 7 at 2:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Friends of Universal City Public Library, 100 Northview, Universal City, Texas. 78148.

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Neva Mirl (Bruce) Rogers
Oct 7, 1923 - Oct 15, 2018

Age: 95
Residence: Greeley

Neva M Rogers passed away Oct. 15, 2018, at Grace Pointe Senior Residence, Greeley.
She was born the youngest of seven children Oct. 7, 1923, in Emhouse, Texas, to Lena and Thomas Bruce. After graduating salutatorian at Corsicana High School, she completed one year of college at Hillsboro Junior College in Hillsboro, Texas. In 1944, she met James "Rog" Rogers at a USO dance in Waco, Texas. They married on Jan. 20, 1945, after he completed officer candidate school for the US Air Force. In 1945 she moved to the Akron, Ohio area to live with Rog's family until the end of the war.
She was a stay at home mom to two daughters but always active in gardening and community service. Rog and Neva moved to Wyoming in 1967. Neva was a master gardener, a member of the Grassroots Gals garden club in Torrington, Wyo., for over 30 years, president of the Wyoming Federation of Garden Clubs from 1981-1983, director of the Rocky Mountain Region and a life member of the National Federation of Garden Clubs, serving on the financial committee and as the Scholarship Chairwoman for the Wyoming Federation for 11 years. She was an accomplished floral designer and judge.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James Rogers; and daughter, Cheryl Lynn.
She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Thompson of Greeley; special friend, Vicki Sears; grandsons, Michael Thompson (Sarah) of Binghamton, N.Y., and Aaron Thompson (Kellie) of Bellevue, Idaho; granddaughter, Tracey Baer of Hailey, Idaho; and six grandchildren, Kelly, Vincent, Rory, Neva, Maya and Dylan.
A special thank you to the caring staff of Front Range Hospice for making a huge difference in Neva's and her family's lives.
A private family celebration will be scheduled at a later date.
In Neva's memory, please plant a tree, nurture a garden, hang a bird feeder or send flowers to someone you love.

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Minnie Lee Hall
abt 1948 - Dec 8, 2018

Minnie Lee Hall, 70, of Kerens, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at her residence. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7,2018 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Vanibuls as Eulogist.
Interment to follow at the Samaria Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Emmett Leon "Whiz" Finley, Jr.
Jul 1, 1930 - Nov 28, 2018
 
Emmett Leon Finley, Jr. 88, known as Whiz, passed away at home Nov. 28, 2018. He was born in Corsicana on July 1, 1930 to parents Emmett and Lucille Finley.
A life long resident ,Whiz worked for Metzgers Milk and later became the independent distributor for Borden's Milk for this area until retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the love of his life, Freddie (Massey) whom he married on March 12,1949, and a sister, Joyce Christian.
He is survived by his son, Emmett Lanier (Lanny) Finley and Velia Lopez; daughter Deborah Gondolf and husband John; a sister, Barbara Counts; three grandchildren, Joel Clee Finley and wife Gina, Elizabeth and Missy Gondolf
Whiz was a loving, devoted husband, father, brother, and friend.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Floyd Petersen, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1300 N 13th St. Corsicana, TX 75110 or St Elmo Cemetery Association P.O. Box 215 Streetman, Texas 75859.

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Ruby (Bison) Brock
Oct 31, 1954 - Nov 30, 2018

 
Heaven gained another angel Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Ruby was born Oct. 31, 1954 to Nancy and Carriel Bison. Though she was born in Corsicana she spent most of her younger years living between Florida and Texas, before marring and raising a family in Kerens. Ruby loved country living, being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, a good smelling man and an occasional sip of good whiskey.
Ruby was proceeded in death by her parents, Nancy and Carriel; the love of her life, Sammy Brock; son-in-law, Raymond Hall and her granddaughter, Krissy.
She is survived by her kiddos, Shelby and Tony Kuta of Kerens; step-daughter, Becky Frizzell of Laural, Mississippi; Dowell and Tammy Baker of Jacksonville; sisters, Carol Murray and husband Johnny of Palestine, Ruth Baker of Corsicana; the inspiration and life behind her drive, her grandson Aj Kuta of Kerens; a host of nieces and nephews and also a very special friend, Jack Marshall.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at Paschal Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at the Kerens First Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating. Interment to follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Curtis McNeese, David Wolf, David Foreman, James Green, Kaell Mullin, Terry Bobbitt, Clay Foreman and Terry Jackson. Honorary Pallbearers are Sammy West, Ricky Trull, Cliff Foreman Don Hagens and Clint Horn.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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