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John Frederick “Fred” Hoffman, Sr.
Dec 1, 1863 - Nov 9, 1936

AGED CORSICANA MAN PASSED AWAY EARLY MONDAY MORNING

Fred Hoffman, age 72 years, died at 12:30 Monday morning and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor, will conduct the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Hoffman was a native of Illinois but had resided in Corsicana for 46 years. He was an employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Company for many years, having retired a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Howard Bostwick, Corsicana; Mrs. Tom Sheehan, Corsicana; Mrs. M. C. Phelps, Corsicana; Mrs. T. A. Greene, Irwin; a brother, Joe Hoffman, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. F. M. King, Corsicana; Mrs. Henry Gross, Athens and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 9, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Melvina Agnes Josephine “Josie” (King) Hoffman; s/o Joseph William Hoffman, Sr. & Augusta (Loath) Hoffman

Nannie Alice (Armstrong) Roberts
Nov 12, 1860 - Feb 19, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ROBERTS FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie A. Roberts, aged 75 years, who died in San Antonio Wednesday noon, were held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Whytte on West Third avenue with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Everett Roberts and E. A. Roberts, both of San Antonio; a daughter, Miss Nannie Kate Roberts, San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs. George Whytte, Corsicana; Mrs. T. S. Armstrong, Dallas; Mrs. J. H. Thomas, Houston, and Mrs. Ellen Hart, Brooklyn, Texas and a brother, E. L. Armstrong, Hebronville.

Pallbearers were Arthur Caldwell, W. J. Seelig, Lloyd Carraway, W. D. Nolen, Edgar Metcalf, and Lawrence Treadwell.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Relatives, Friends Here For Burial Of Mrs. Nannie Roberts

The following out of town relatives were here to attend the funeral of the Nannie A. Roberts: E. L. Armstrong and sons, Lewis, Yeager and Ernest, all of Hebbronville, Texas; Mrs. T. S. Armstrong and son, James E. Armstrong, and Mrs. Armstrong’s daughter, Mrs. W. G. McCullock of Dallas; Mrs. J. H. Thomas, Houston; Miss Nannie Kate Roberts, Everetts Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert A. Roberts and children, Elizabeth and Elbert, Jr., all of San Antonio.

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Leslie Meridith “Beefy” Scoggins
Jul 31, 1911 - Jul 6, 1936

ONE MAN INSTANTLY KILLED AND TWO ARE HURT IN AUTO CRASH

FATAL ACCIDENT OCCURRED LATE MONDAY NEAR THE B&RI UNDERPASS

A collision involving a State Highway Department truck and two passenger cars claimed the life of Leslie (Beefy) Scoggins, 24 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Scoggins 11—West Fourteenth avenue and caused the injury of ----youths. The accident occurred late Monday afternoon ----of the Burlington-Rock Island underpass on High 75.

Sam Haslam, 24-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Haslam, North Twenty-sixth,----received serious head injuries which necsssitated taking -------.

Clifford Morris, 27 year old married man of the Pursley community, was cut on the -------face.

Three-Car Crash.
The machine in which Scoggins, Haslam and Morris were caromed off the truck----and another car, driven by L.----of the Richland community------was only slightly injured ----driver was not injured.

Scoggins, Haslam and Morris were employes of the Mitchell-Stewart pipeline company, working near Waxahachie, were returning to Corsicana. City and county officers investigating the crash quoted Morris as saying he was driving the car.

A Corley ambulance answered the call and brought the victims to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic. Morris was given an examination and his cuts and bruises were given first aid treatment. He was discharged later in the evening.

Haslam’s injuries were treated but he remained in the hospital last night and today for observation. He had no broken bones and apparently no internal injuries.

Scoggins was reported to have died instantly from a broken neck, crushed chest and concussion. He was thrown from the car.

Funeral Tuesday 5 p.m.
Funeral services for Scoggins were planned for 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist church with Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church conducting the rites. Interment was to be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving the dead youth are his parents; three sisters, Elizabeth, Marguerite and Tommie Frances; one brother, Jimmie, all of Corsicana; his grandparents, Mrs. J. M. Scoggins, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. John Vandergriff of Tyler.

Scoggins was a native of Corsicana and had attended the Corsicana public schools. He graduated in May, 1931. While in high school he was active in athletics, having played football and was popular in student activities.

Pallbearers were to be J. C. Hagins, Kelly Williamson, Roland Pollard, Norman Price, Howard Shivers, Johnny McKissack, Marlin Rutherford and Byron Franklin.

Haslam and Scoggins lived at 500 Dallas street, Ennis, and were roommates.

Scoggins death was the tenth highway fatality in Navarro county since Jan. 1, 1936, and the sixth since June 1.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM

Funeral services for Leslie (Beefy) Scoggins, 24-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Scoggins were held at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist church, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, conducted the rites which were attended by hundreds of friends of the dead youth and his family.

Scoggins was killed instantly in an automobile accident just north of the Burlington & Rock Island underpass on Highway 75 late Monday afternoon. Two other youths were injured in the crash.

Surviving are the parents; three sisters, Elizabeth, Marguerite and Tommie Frances; one brother, Jimmie, all of Corsicana; and his grandparents, Mrs. J. M. Scoggins, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. John Vandygriff, Tyler.

Pallbearers were J. C. Hagins, Kelly Williamson, Roland Pollard, Norman Price, Howard Shivers, Johnny McKissack, Marlin Rutherford, and Byron Franklin.

Scoggins was a native of Corsicana and had attended the Corsicana public schools. He graduated from the high school in May, 1931.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Amanda Elizabeth (Terrell) Vandergriff
Nov 29, 1866 - Apr 4, 1952

Mrs. Vandergriff Expires Friday

Mrs. J. A. Vandergriff, 85, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the family home, 1418 West Park avenue at an early hour Friday morning.

Funeral services will be here from the Corley Chapel at 10:30 a. m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of First Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, E. W. and S. A. Vandergriff, both of Borger, and George Vandergriff, Tyler; four daughters, Miss Vergie Vandergriff and Mrs. Delia Scoggins, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Jim Grizzle, Gassaway, Tenn., and Mrs. Jack Cox Kilgore; 15 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bill Watson, Dudley Matthews, Kenneth Carver, J. O. Carver, Jimmy Scoggins and Jerry Cox.

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Mrs. Vandergriff Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Vandergriff, 85, who died at the family home, 1418 W. Park avenue early Friday, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, E. W. and S. A. Vandergriff, both of Borger, and George Vandergriff, Tyler; four daughters, Miss Vergie Vandergriff and Mrs. Delia Scoggins, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Jim Grizzle, Gassaway, Tenn., and Mrs. Jack Cox Kilgore; 15 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Watson, Dudley Matthews, Kenneth Carver, J. O. Carver, Jimmy Scoggins and Jerry Cox.

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Dee Griffin
abt 1834 - Dec 14, 1939

DEE GRIFFIN, NEGRO AGED 105 YEARS IS FOUND DEAD AT HOME

Dee Griffin, 105-year old negro, was found dead Thursday on North ninth street, officers reported Friday. Judge Pat Geraughty conducted an inquest and returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes.”

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INFANT DAUGHTER Baggett
May 21, 1937 - May 23, 1937

Infant Died In Local Hospital; Buried Pursley

A two-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Baggett of Purdon died early Sunday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic and funeral services were held at 6 o’clock Sunday evening at Pursley. The services were conducted by Rev. Roloff, Baptist minister of Dawson.

Surviving are her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

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Robert Benjamin Clemons
Dec 31, 1887 - Apr 9, 1966

R. B. Clemons Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday

R. B. (Bob) Clemons, 88, retired Pursley farmer, died Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital. A native of Hill county, he had lived in Pursley community more than 60 years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church at Pursley. Officiating will be the pastor, Rev. C. O. Rhine, and a former pastor, Rev. Winfred Robinson. Burial will be in New Pursley cemetery with Corley directing.

He is survived by his wife of Pursley; six sons, Olen Clemons and Archie Clemons, both of Pursley; Curtis R. Clemons of Purdon, Robert L. Clemons of Ennis and Calvin H. Clemons of Killeen; one sister, Mrs. A. Price of Pursley; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Tadisloda Madaleno
abt. 1897 - Aug 18, 1937

Funeral Rites For Tadisloda Madaleno Occurred Thursday

Funeral rites for Tadisloda Madaleno, aged 40 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital late Wednesday afternoon after a lingering illness, were held at Petty’s Chapel late Thursday.

No known relatives survive.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Esther (Hammonds) Villines
Aug 26, 1893 - Jan 13, 1937

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED DALLAS WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Vellines, aged 43 years, who died at her home, 4706 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Wednesday, will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Modrall Cemetery beside her late father, Oscar Hammonds. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The family formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Electa Edwards, Los Angeles, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Graham, Chicago; Miss Janice Vellines, Chicago, and Mrs. Robert Cooper, Los Angeles, Cal.; a cousin Albert Young, Corsicana and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 15, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William J. Villines married Oct. 22, 1911 buried in Fairview Cem., Shawnee, Oklahoma; d/o Oscar F. Hammonds buried in Modrell & Electa (Cunningham) Hammonds-Edwards buried in Montecito Memorial Park, Loma Linda, Cal.

Jerome Berssy Carrington. Sr.
1889 - Mar 11, 1937

J. B. CARRINGTON DIED ON THURSDAY; FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

Jerome B. Carrington, aged 48 years, died at the family home, 311 North Twenty-First street, Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock after a lingering illness. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock at Modrall Cemetery where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, Thomas, Dan, Dennis, J. B., Jr., Clyde and Charles Carrington, and four daughters, Dorothy, Minnie, Mary and Jo Pearl Carrington, all of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. T. A. Anderson, Roscoe, Texas.

Corley Funeral Home is making arrangements.

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INFANT SON Green
Jan 15, 1938 - Jan 16, 1938

Infant Died Sunday; Burial In Modrell Cemetery Monday

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Green, Exall Heights, who died Sunday morning, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at the Modrall Cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, Baptist minister.

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

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lois Carl Whitaker, Miss
Sep 4, 1908 - Aug 5, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES LATE SATURDAY FOR MISS LOIS WHITAKER

Funeral services for Miss Lois Whitaker, age 30, who died late Friday in North Corsicana after a short illness, were held at the Modrall cemetery Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Weathers, Full Gospel minister.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Whitaker, Corsicana; two brothers, David Whitaker and Otis Whitaker, Corsicana, and four sisters, Mrs. W. F. Sanders, Mrs. J. T. Gilley and Mrs. C. Cranford, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. L. Cranford, Wortham.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Wade Eugene DuBose
May 25, 1899 - Mar 14, 1963

Wade E. Dubose
Funeral services for Wade E. DuBose, 63, of 7315 Eccles, an accountant at Nelson & Nelson Co., and former secretary - treasurer of Tool and Parts Warehouse, Inc., will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Weiland-Merritt Funeral Chapel. Burial in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
Survivors: Wife: two sons, Wade DuBose of Dallas and Eugene L. DuBose of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Riser of Dallas; a brother, Fred DuBose of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Wilburn Weaver of Austin and Mrs. Clara Riley of Houston.

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Joye (Deen) Stegall
Jan 5, 1947 - Nov 19, 2018
 
Joye Deen Stegall, 71, of Albany, peacefully passed away Nov. 19, 2018. She was born Jan. 5, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Linton and Wraye McLendon Deen. She worked as the vice president at Corsicana National Bank in Corsicana, where she retired. She was a faithful member of Leesburg United Methodist Church and a member of the Lions club. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Faye Carr Stegall.
She is survived by her loving husband, Gary Lee Stegall; daughter, Nicole Davidoff and her husband Scott; grandchildren, Jake and Evan Davidoff; four siblings, Jerry Deen (Peggy,) Judy Deen Wingate (Ty,) Jimmy Deen (Therlus,) and Linda Irvin Bence (Jimmy) and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 in the chapel of Joseph W. Jones Funeral Home of Leesburg. Rev. Lee Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Stegall to the hospice facility of your choice or to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Martha Jean (Ferguson) Rogers
Aug 21, 1942 - Nov 22, 2018
 
Martha Jean Rogers of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. She was born Aug. 21, 1942 in Louisville, Mississippi to Marshall and Effie Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Richard A. Rogers.

She is survived by her children, Tony Rogers and Amy Kingsbury of Fort Worth, Penelope Rogers of Corsicana, Jacquelyn Cunningham and husband Earl of Corsicana; grandchildren, Hanah, Andrea, Matthew, Brandon, Kimberlyn, Daniel, Chance, Melody, Wilson; great grandchild, Rose; siblings, Rachel Clark, Winston Hayes, Inez Blaine and Hubert Ferguson and sister-in-laws, Virginia Rogers and Judith Smith.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Patsy Ruth (Sessions) Davidson
Jul 26, 1944 - Nov 5, 2018

Patsy R. (Sessions) Davidson went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Davidson, Mom and Dad Lottie and Buddy Sessions; brother, Bob Sessions and sister, Betty Duvall.

She is survived by her sister, Wanda Murlene Lilly of Kerens, and a number of nieces and nephews.

No service is planned.

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Phyllis (Gray) Ostolthoff
Oct 3, 1956 - Nov 23, 2018

Phyllis Sue Ostholthoff was born Oct. 3, 1956 in El Paso to Thomas and Patricia Daniels Gray.

She passed away Nov. 23, 2018 in North Port, Florida.

Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation.

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Pamela Sue (Harris) Young-Williams
Feb 8, 1955 - Nov 20, 2018

Pamela Harris Young Williams, 63, of Gun Barrel City passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at her residence.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Father Charles Keen officiating.

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Pamela Harris Young Williams, 63, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Born in Dallas, Texas on February 8, 1955 to William Thomas Harris, Jr. and Barbara Jackson Harris.

Pam was a loving, caring mother, daughter, sister, and a true friend to many. She spent her younger years playing softball in the Dallas area. She enjoyed music, traveling, being outdoors, antiquing, gardening, and visiting with family and friends.

Pam is survived by her son, William Joseph Young, his father, William Patrick Young, her sisters, Diane, Sandi, Lisa (Jack), Bekki (Tom), 9 nieces and nephews, 11 great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Williams in 2014, her parents, and her brother, William Thomas Harris, III.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Memorial service immediately following with Father Charles Keen officiating.

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Billy Joe Ridgway
Feb 15, 1933 - Nov 20, 2018
 
Billy Joe Ridgway began his new life in Heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 in Corsicana after many years of health problems. He was born on Feb. 15, 1933 in El Campo to Joseph and Dora Ridgway. He loved his family, friends and had a strong work ethic.
After graduating from Waxahachie High school in 1950, he went to work at Dresser Industries in Dallas, staying their over 35 years. In 1961, he married Joan Nelson and together they raised five wonderful children. He enjoyed helping his children raise animals for livestock show through 4-H and FFA.
In 1994, his beloved Joan passed away of cancer in Waxahachie. Later, he met and married Naomi Henderson. They retired and moved to Barry where they farmed and raised cattle.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his son Chris Ridgway and his sister Flora Etta Sessums.
He is survived by his wife Naomi of Barry; sons, Clint Ridgway of Waxahachie, and Matt Ridgway and wife Toni also of Waxahachie; Daughters, Kathy Been and husband, Alan of Earth, Texas and Mary Ridgway of Waxahachie; grandsons, Adam Ridgway, Lance Ridgway, Quentin Been, Justin Been, Cody Ridgway, and Shane Trull; granddaughters, Brittany Ridgway, Chloe Ridgway, Hannah Ridgway, and Summer Trull; one great grandson and three great granddaughters.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Twilight Nursing Home, Trisun Care and New Century Hospice for their care and kindness.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Visitation will also be held Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel Cowboy Church, 328 Hoyt Road in Waxahachie. Services to follow at 2p.m. with interment at Maypearl Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barry Volunteer Fire Department.
Funeral arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home Corsicana, Texas.

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Betty Jean (Barlett) Echols-Riley
Dec 15, 1931 - Nov 22, 2018

Betty Riley of Corsicana passed away at Country Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation early Thursday morning, Nov. 22, 2018. She was born Dec. 15, 1931 in Corsicana, Texas to George Washington Barlett and Bessie Jo Jordan Barlett. She is survived by her children, Joe Earl Echols of Victoria and George R. Echols of Murphy and sister, Sandy Sterns of Portland, Texas. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving, Texas.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mary Frances (Ward) Schneider
Apr 4, 1934 - Nov 27, 2018
 
Mary Frances Ward Schneider, 84, of Denton, went to her heavenly home on Nov. 27, 2018, in Denton. She was born in Purdon on April 4, 1934, to Leroy and Florence (Dowd) Barton.

Frances graduated from Corsicana High School in 1951. She married Edward Ward Feb. 22, 1952, and they were married for 57 years until his death. She has been part of the Denton community for over 50 years. She was a realtor with Ebby Halliday and Century 21 Judge Fite until she retired in 2010. She was a member of First Baptist Denton for over 40 years where she met lifelong friends who enjoyed many travels together.

Frances was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved being surrounded by family and friends. She was blessed to marry Larry Schneider Oct. 13, 2012. They enjoyed taking the RV on trips to Colorado and several other locations.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Ward, her sister, Barbara Henson and her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Schneider of Denton; daughters, Rhonda Roberts and husband Steve of Denton and Cathy Post of McKinney; sister, Carolyn Sootoo of Deer Park, Texas; grandchildren, Shelley Brownlee and husband Dan, Justin Roberts and wife Rachel, Jennifer Montgomery and husband Ben, Kyle Post and wife Jessica and Lindsey Post along with five great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and a nephew.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Cliff Feeler officiating. Interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity or organization

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Vernon Ray Fuller
Jan 8, 1931 - Nov 14, 2018
 
Vernon Ray Fuller passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, in Austin, Texas at age 87. He was born in Corsicana, Texas in 1931 and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1948. He served in the Texas Army National Guard during the Korean war period. In 1958 he moved with his family to Garland and his career with Texas Instruments. He is preceded in death by his parents M.C. & Hazel Fuller of Corsicana. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty; two children, Shelly and Tim; three sisters, Margaret Louise, Maxine & Pauline; five grandchildren, Clarissa, Jacob, Rachel, Issac and Sharon, and five great-grandchildren Annalissa, Taylor, Mariska, William and Garrett and many other family members and friends. Thank you all for your prayers and kind words. He is missed by all who cared for him.

His service will be at Wildwood chapel in Restland Memoral Park. Visitation at 11:30 AM at Wildwood Chapel with services to follow at the same location at 12:30 PM. on aturday, November 24, 2018. Interment to follow at Restland Veterans Memorial Garden.
 

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Charles "David" Beene
Feb 9, 1945 - Nov 15, 2018
 
Charles "David" Beene, of Fort Worth passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at his home in Fort Worth. He will always be remembered as a loving father, husband, brother, grandfather and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born Feb. 9, 1945 in Pecos to Charles Elton Beene and Eleanor Ansley Beene.

David grew up and graduated from high school in Corsicana in the class of 1963. He went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1967 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1969. He was a member of the Tax Executives Institute since 1978. He worked as a CPA for more than 40 years, most recently at Flowserve Corporation, and retired in 2012.

David loved watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Texas Longhorns. David was a member of Countryside Bible Church and enjoyed teaching English as a Second Language there. He belonged to the Lone Star Miata Club where he enjoyed monthly road trips driving his 1999 British Racing Green Mazda Miata.

David will be greatly missed by many friends and neighbors in Corsicana, Plano and Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Gale Beene of Fort Worth.

David is survived by his daughter, Laurie Wischmeyer and husband Andrew of Keller; son, Paul Beene and wife Carrie of Clear Lake; son, Ryan Beene of Raleigh, North Carolina; sister, Carol Ann Martin of West Covina, California; his seven grandchildren, Madelyn Wischmeyer, Emily Beene, Amanda Beene, Lydia Wischmeyer, Tyler Totty, Eleana Beene and Livi Beene; cousins, Lynda Hoffman, Gayle Cook and Dan Armstrong; sister-in-laws Cathy Banks and Debbie Drum; nephew Kevin Martin and niece Jeanine Blanchard; grandnieces Jessica Martin, Cathy Martin and Rebecca Blanchard.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Countryside Bible Church, 250 Countryside Ct., Southlake, TX 76092. A brief graveside service will follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to International Friends at Countryside Bible Church at https://countrysidebible.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving.

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Dora Ellen (Williams) Anderson
Feb 17, 1873 - Oct 15, 1957

Mrs. Anderson Expires Tuesday

Mrs. Dora Anderson, 84, long-time resident, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. W. Durr, Mamie avenue, Tuesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Richland Methodist church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. James A. Brunner, pastor. She was a member of the Methodist church and was a charter member of the Richland Chapter No. 392 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Edgar Anderson, October 5.

A native of Mexia, Mrs. Anderson had resided in the Richland community 81 years.

Surviving are a son, A. B. Anderson, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Blood, Sr.; Mrs. Bertha Farmer and Mrs. Durr, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Harris, Richland and Mrs. Sadie Herrod, Lanesville; a brother, D. S. Williams, Capitan, N.M., and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Guy Campbell, R. R. Fleming, R. S. Jackson, W. H. Brown, Neal Brown, Sr., B. K. Abbe, T. H. Green and Raymond Livingston.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Richland A. F. and A. M. Lodge No. 809.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Anderson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Anderson, 84, of Richland, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. W. Durr, Mamie avenue, Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Richland Methodist Church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James A. Brunner, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was a Methodist and a charter member of the Richland Chapter No. 392 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Native of Mexia, she had resided in the Richland community 81 years. She was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Edgar Anderson, October 5.

Surviving are a son, A. B. Anderson, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Blood, Sr.; Mrs. Bertha Farmer and Mrs. Durr, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Harris, Richland and Mrs. Sadie Herrod, Lanesville; a brother, D. S. Williams, Capitan, N.M., and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Guy Campbell, R. R. Fleming, R. S. Jackson, W. H. Brown, Neal Brown, Sr., B. K. Abbe, T. H. Green and Raymond Livingston.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Richland A. F. and A. M. Lodge No. 809.

Corley directed.

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Georgia Ambrose “Amber” (Hayes) Baldwin
Jan 10, 1878 - Apr 7, 1938

RICHLAND WOMAN DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Georgia A. Baldwin, aged 60 years, died at her home near Richland at 1 o’clock Thursday morning following an illness of five weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Richland Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. George Bounds of Wortham and Rev. Roy F. Johnson, pastor of the Richland Methodist church. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Baldwin was a native of Navarro county and had lived near Richland all of her life.

Surviving are her husband, W. I. Baldwin, Richland; five sons, W. H. Baldwin, Kilgore; J. E. Baldwin, Richland; Bill Baldwin, Richland; Woodrow Baldwin, Richland; E. L. Baldwin, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Blackburn, Richland; Mrs. O. M. Long, Sudan; two brothers, Richland, Jack Hays, Canton; Dal Hays, Richland, 15 grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements will be directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BALDWIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia A. Baldwin, aged 60 years, who died a her home near Richland Thursday morning after an extended illness, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were held at the Richland Methodist church with burial in the Richland cemetery. Rev. George Bounds of Wortham and Rev. Roy F. Johnson, pastor of the Richland Methodist church, officiated.

Mrs. Baldwin was a native of Navarro county and had resided near Richland all of her life.

Surviving are her husband, W. I. Baldwin, Richland; five sons, W. H. Baldwin, Kilgore; J. E. Baldwin, Richland; Bill Baldwin, Richland; Woodrow Baldwin, Richland; and E. L. Baldwin, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Blackburn, Richland; Mrs. O. M. Long, Sudan; two brothers, Richland, Jack Hays, Canton; Dal Hays, Richland, 15 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements

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Don Mayo Sawyer
Feb. 29, 1874 - Dec. 16, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES DR. D. M. SAWYER WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Don M. Sawyer, Angus farmer, who died Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Richland Methodist church with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. George Bounds of Wortham.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Opal Ward, Lindale; Mrs. Mildred Zube, Corsicana, and Miss Dorothy Sawyer, Angus; a son, R. H. Sawyer, Angus; two brothers, Paul Sawyer, Currie, and Drew Sawyer, Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. John Ward, Fort Worth; Mrs. Charles Bollman, Floydada, and Mrs. Bell Preston, Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Willie R. (Brown) Sawyer
Jun 12, 1887 - Dec 11, 1959

Mrs. Sawyer Dies In Houston

Mrs. Willie R. Sawyer, 72, native of Navarro county, died in the Little York hospital in Houston Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dan Gibbs, Kerens Church of Christ minister.

Mrs. Sawyer moved to Houston from Navarro county a year ago.

Surviving are a son, Ralph Sawyer, Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Carroll Ward, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Mrs. J. C. Willy, Orange, and Mrs. Melvian Gammon, Houston; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mrs. Sawyer Rites Saturday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Willie R. Sawyer, 72, who died in a Houston hospital Friday morning, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Dan Gibson, minister of the Kerens Church of Christ.

Mrs. Sawyer was a native of Navarro county and moved to Houston a year ago.

Surviving are a son, Ralph Sawyer, Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Carroll Ward, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Mrs. J. C. Willy, Orange, and Mrs. Melvian Gammon, Houston; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Nutt, Wesley Edens, Lester Patterson, Jack Shultz, Johnny Towns, Calvin Holloway, Tommy Thompson and Julius Perry.

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James Whitcomb Lichlyter
Apr 15, 1884 - Jul 24, 1938

Funeral Services Richland Monday For J. W. Lichlyter

Funeral services for J. W. Lichlyter, aged 54 years, of Longview, who died suddenly at Shreveport, La., Sunday, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church in Richland. Interment was in the Richland Cemetery. The Masons had charge of the rites at the grave.

The family formerly resided in Richland and lived in Corsicana for a number of years. Mr. Lichlyter was well-known here.

Surviving are his wife and one son, W. L. Lichlyter, Shreveport.

The body was returned here Monday.

Pallbearers were J. Harry Burks, Harry Mason, Earl Pressley, Clark E. Butler, R. E. Irvine, George Kuykendall.

The funeral was directed by the McCammon-Brown Company of Richland.

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Lucy Maggie (Spears) Ridge
Feb 3, 1888 - Oct 24, 1937

RICHLAND WOMAN DIED LATE SUNDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Ridge, aged 49 years, of Richland who died at the p. and S. Hospital late Sunday afternoon after an extended illness, were held from the Baptist church at Richland Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Claire.

Surviving are her husband, a son, John Ridge, and a daughter, Mrs. Jewel Cantrell, all of Richland; three brothers, Henry Speer, Mansfield; Pete Speer, Smithville, and George Speer, Streetman; and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hughes, Fairfield; Mrs. Lou Neal, Lancaster, and Mrs. Bell Walker, Streetman.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William Royal Anderson
Jun 25, 1909 - Mar 6. 1938

WM. R. ANDERSON DIED IN RICHLAND SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for William R. Anderson, aged 28 years, who died at Richland Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Richland cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Johnson. Mr. Anderson had been in ill health for several years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, David Neal Anderson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Anderson, all of Richland; two brothers, Bill E. Anderson, Brownwood, and Alton Anderson, Richland; and three sisters, Mrs. G. W. Blood, Corsicana; Mrs. D. N. Farmer, Corsicana and Mrs. Lovenia Scoggin, Richland.

Pallbearers were Ross Harlan, Joe White, Oscar Gibson, Neal Brown, Jr., Lamar Arnold and H. B. Berryhill.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 7, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Opal (Allen) Anderson married Jan. 21, 1933; s/o David Dobbins Anderson & Dora Ellen (Williams) Anderson

Mary Opal (Allen) Anderson
Jun 24, 1913 - Dec 8, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Anderson, who died at her home in Richland Thursday night, were held from the Church of Christ in Richland Friday afternoon at 2:30. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ here. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are a son, David Neal Anderson; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Allen, Richland; three brothers, A. J., Robert and Clovis Allen; a sister, Miss Olita Allen, and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were handled by McCammon & Brown.

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Richland

RICHLAND, Dec. 15—(Spl.)—Mrs. Opal Anderson, who had been confined to her bed for several months, died Thursday night and was buried in the Richland cemetery Friday afternoon. Her brother, Robert Allen, who is also confined to his bed, seems to be slowly improving.

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Mamie Roxie (Mabry) Allen
1889 - Feb 13, 1977

Mrs. Allen

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Westside Church of Christ for Mrs. Mamie Allen, 87, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Maxie Boren will officiate, with burial following at Richland Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Meredian, Miss., and had lived in Corsicana nearly all of her life, and was a member of the Westside Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Miss Oleta Allen of Houston; two sons, A. J. Allen of Arivaca, Ariz. and Clovis Allen of Waco; three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a sister, Mrs. Dena Sharer of Hamlin.

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Mrs. Allen

Pallbearers for the Mrs. Mamie Allen services held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ at Second Avenue and 24th St. were O. L. Slaughter, Paul Slaughter, Melba Bower, Blair Beamon, J. C. Mahoney, and Willie Winters.

Burial was at Richland Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

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George Thomas Hammond
Dec 17, 1885 - Nov 20, 1938

GEO. T. HAMMOND FORMER RESIDENT OF COUNTY, IS DEAD

George Thomas Hammond, aged 51 years, former resident of Navarro county, died at his home in Gatesville Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Richland Methodist church. Interment was made in the Richland Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. M. Chunn of Fort Worth. Mr. Hammond had resided at Gatesville for the past seven years.

Surviving are his wife of Gatesville; two brothers, P. O. Hammond, Mart, and A. T. Hammond, Ennis; and five sisters, Mrs. S. S. Goodman, Lott; Mrs. Bill Ray, Durango; Mrs. J. W. Moore, Oklahoma City; Mrs. L. Gerauit, Ennis, and Mrs. D. V. Cater, Richland.

Pallbearers were W. T. Carter, W. H. Brown, L. A. McCord, Walter Hendon, George Blood and Jess Burton.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 21, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alice Rebecca (Blood) Hammond married Oct. 5, 1919; s/o Patrick Joel Hammond & Roxie Rosanna (Cranford) Hammond buried in Myrtle cemetery, Ennis, Texas.

Unidentified Man
Birth unk -- Dec. 17, 1939

UNIDENTIFIED MAN BURIED MONDAY IN COUNTY CEMETERY

The unidentified body of an aged man, who was found on the Cotton Belt Lines five miles west of Corsicana Sunday afternoon, was interred at the county farm cemetery late Monday afternoon.

Efforts of county and railroad authorities to establish identification of the victim were futile.

Judge A. E. Foster, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “accidental death by falling from a moving train,” after investigations by county and railroad authorities had revealed bloodstains on the wheels of the front coach of a passenger train, while none was found on the engine and tender, it was stated.

The body was discovered by Charlie Hamilton shortly after the eastbound Cotton Belt Lines passenger train had passed.

Officers believe the victim had made his way to Corbet and had boarded the “blinds” on the train. Trainmen are said to have made statements they did not see any one in the vicinity of the site where the body was discovered.

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William Thomas “Tom” McElwee
Jul. 19, 1870 - May 26, 1946
 
FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. TOM M’ELWEE

PROMINENT CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN DIED AT HIS HOME HERE SUNDAY

W. Tom McElwee, aged 75 years, life-long Corsicana resident, died at his home, 1004 West Fifth Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church, of which he had been a long-time member, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the church.

Although he had been in declining health for several months, McElwee’s death was unexpected until a short time before he passed away. He had been at his office until a few days ago.

Community Leader.
McElwee had been a leader in the business, civic, church and other circles of this community since early manhood. He organized and headed the Collin Street Bakery and the Deluxe Fruit Cake Company, a concern that shipped the famous fruit cakes to all parts of the world.

A charter member of the Corsicana Rotary Club, McElwee also gave of his time and means for the YMCA work for years, and was one of those most responsible for the Camp Fire Girls organization’s success here, and his personal efforts are credited with the securing of the present spacious, modern and up-to-date Camp Wanica, located several miles southeast of Corsicana.

Many Good Deeds.
McElwee also aided many worthy boys and girls to secure educations, and his aid was always available to anyone in need, although few people ever learned of his manifold charities and good deeds. He had hundreds of friends in the theatrical, circus and sports circles, and they frequently called by to see him when passing through this section.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana and several cousins.

McElwee was born July 19, 1870, on the same block where he resided throughout his life.

The body will remain at the funeral chapel Monday afternoon and night and will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be A. B. Douglass, Jr.; S. K. Brietz, W. P. Brown, Lynne Wortham, Joel C. Trimble, Dr. A. B. Horn, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, J. Wesley Edens and E. W. Hable.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Collin Street Bakery and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. TOM M’ELWEE

PROMINENT CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN DIED AT HIS HOME HERE SUNDAY

W. Tom McElwee, aged 75 years, life-long Corsicana resident, died at his home, 1004 West Fifth Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church, of which he had been a long-time member, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the church.

Although he had been in declining health for several months, McElwee’s death was unexpected until a short time before he passed away. He had been at his office until a few days ago.

Community Leader.
McElwee had been a leader in the business, civic, church and other circles of this community since early manhood. He organized and headed the Collin Street Bakery and the Deluxe Fruit Cake Company, a concern that shipped the famous fruit cakes to all parts of the world.

A charter member of the Corsicana Rotary Club, McElwee also gave of his time and means for the YMCA work for years, and was one of those most responsible for the Camp Fire Girls organization’s success here, and his personal efforts are credited with the securing of the present spacious, modern and up-to-date Camp Wanica, located several miles southeast of Corsicana.

Many Good Deeds.
McElwee also aided many worthy boys and girls to secure educations, and his aid was always available to anyone in need, although few people ever learned of his manifold charities and good deeds. He had hundreds of friends in the theatrical, circus and sports circles, and they frequently called by to see him when passing through this section.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana and several cousins.

McElwee was born July 19, 1870, on the same block where he resided throughout his life.

The body will remain at the funeral chapel Monday afternoon and night and will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be A. B. Douglass, Jr.; S. K. Brietz, W. P. Brown, Lynne Wortham, Joel C. Trimble, Dr. A. B. Horn, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, J. Wesley Edens and E. W. Hable.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Collin Street Bakery and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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CORSICANA FRIENDS PAY FINAL TRIBUTE TO POPULAR CITIZEN

FUNERAL RITES FOR W. TOM MC’ELWEE HELD THIS AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. Tom McElwee, 75, who died at his home, 1004 West Fifth avenue, Sunday afternoon, were held from the First Christian church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the church, while Hastings Harrison, Dallas, former Corsicanan, now vice-president of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, delivered the eulogy. Harrison and McElwee had been close personal friends for many years.

The seating facilities of the auditorium were taxed to capacity and the profusion of floral offerings was mute testimony of the high esteem held for Mr. McElwee by his fellow townsmen. The funeral cortege was one of the longest ever seen in Corsicana. Many out of town friends also attended the rites.

McElwee born on the same block on which he has resided throughout his life.

Business Leader
A leader in business, civic and church circles, McElwee was a Rotarian, prominent in the YMCA activities for many years, and was primarily responsible for the spacious and up-to-date Camp Wanica clubhouse and other facilities that makes the Camp Fire Girls summer camp one of the outstanding sites in this section.

He aided many worthy boys and girls to secure college educations, and his benefactions and charities, little known to the public, touched many worthy families and individuals throughout the year. McElwee was the head of the Collin Street Bakery and the DeLuxe Fruit Cake Company, manufacturer and distributor of the famous fruit cakes that are shipped around the world in normal times. He was personally known to the leading figures in the theatre, circus and professional sports circles and was host and friend to scores when they came through this section.

The body lay in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. Tuesday until the funeral hour.

Editorial Tribute.
Today’s Dallas news paid the following editorial tribute to the memory of Mr. McElwee:
“Corsicana lost a man who could have been pretty rich in money, if he had set his heart upon money most of all. But this man Tom McElwee seems to have valued friendliness and neighborliness more than dollars. As a matter of fact, he die very well as a businessman. But business to him was just neighborliness and good sense on a practical basis of getting the world’s work done honestly and honorably and cheerfully.

“Big business came to Tom McElwee and offered to bout out his establishment which was selling its product around the world at the time. But Tom McElwee didn’t sell out. The price was more than he had a right to ask, but he figured his employees had helped to build up the business and he wasn’t sure how they would fare under chain management. So he turned down the money and kept his association with people who were his friends as well as his employees.

“Corsicana, as you know, is the site of the State Orphans’ Home. The boys and girls there know Tom McElwee. Through the years he has made it his pleasure to interest himself in them. Scores of youngsters out in the world on their own will have cause to grieve now that Tom McElwee is dead.

“Tom McElwee was not a pretentious man in a big place. He did not burn out his days in pursuit of power or fame. He merely loved work, loved people and loved God—and was Tom McElwee. You don’t forget having known a man like that.”

Pallbearers were A. B. Douglass, Jr.; S. K. Brietz, W. P. Brown, Lynn Wortham, Joel C. Trimble, Dr. A. B. Horn, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, J. Wesley Edens and E. W. Hable.

Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Collin Street Bakery and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

The following business firms, tenants in McElwee buildings, were closed during the funeral hour:
Radio Service Company, Tessie Dickerson Studio, Morton Printing Company, Johnson’s Pharmacy, L. V. Majors, Modern Beauty Shoppe and Palace Barber Shop.

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Emmett Clayton "Clayton" Norwood
July 4, 1933 - Dec 3, 2018
 
Mr. E. C. (Clayton) Norwood left the walk of life Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at TriSun Care Center. He was born July 4, 1933 at Pickett (Retreat) to Emmett Ewell and Marion White Norwood. He served in the United States Army from January 1954 to February 1956. He spent 18 months in Korea.
He was married to Eula Faye Threet on May 31, 1964. They purchased Superior Ice and Foods after their marriage and closed it in 1975. Then they built a building at the same location for a new business, Corsicana Overhead Door.
Their two sons were active in the door business with their parents. In retirement Clay worked as a greeter for WalMart.
Clay was active in the Baptist Church where they held their membership and sang with various groups at nursing homes over the years. He and his wife sang special music where they attended.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Noel Norwood, Lyndon Norwood and sister Shirley Jackson.
Clayton is survived by his sons, Samuel Norwood and wife, Sabrina and John Paul Norwood; his grandchildren, Tyler Norwood, Daniel Norwood, Sammie Sue Norwood and Sabra Sims.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with Pastor Paul Denny officiating.

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Glendon Edward "Glen" Roney
Oct 29, 1930 - Nov 10, 2018

 
RONEY, Glendon (Glen) Edward Glendon (Glen) Edward Roney was born October 29, 1930, in St. Elmo, Freestone county, Texas. His childhood job as paper boy in Corsicana, Texas delivering the paper to Texas governor, Beauford H. Jester, was his first experience with a Texas governor, but it would not be his last. While he devoted his life to banking, he would go on to serve other Texas governors, both Democrat and Republican - Governors John Connally, Dolph Briscoe, Bill Clements, Mark White, Ann Richards, George W. Bush, Rick Perry, along with Lieutenant Governors Ben Barnes and Bill Hobby. His service to both Texas and the Rio Grande Valley was a key aspect of his life's work. Glen attended school through sixth grade in St. Elmo in a wood frame schoolhouse; however, his first day of first grade was brief as he ran away from school to his uncle's candy store. Glen went on to junior high and high school in Corsicana, Texas. In 1946 Glen's family moved to San Benito, Texas. In San Benito, Glen started his banking career in 1947 at The San Benito Bank and Trust Company. He began as a file clerk and often said that if the janitor's position had been open, he would have started there. Taking a leave of absence in 1951, Glen enlisted in the United States Air Force to serve in the Korean War. His service career from 1951 to 1954, included 18 months in the Far East Command (Japan) - as a Sergeant in the Air Weather Service. Glen attended Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Missouri, along with various banking schools over the years. Upon discharge, Glen returned to San Benito, continuing a banking career that would span over 60 years. He worked in all areas of operations and lending and was promoted to Vice-President and was a member of the Board of Directors. In 1961 Glen accepted a position with McAllen State Bank as Chief Operations and Lending Officer and was elected to the Board of Directors. Later he was elected Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, then promoted to President. During the 1970s, he also served as a director on several bank boards, First State Bank and Trust Company in Edinburg; University State Bank in Austin, and First National Bank in Harlingen. At the same time he worked closely with Harlingen business leaders to open a new bank in 1974 - Harlingen State Bank. In 1979 McAllen's skyline changed when Glen moved McAllen State Bank into its new 17 story building. Today it is still a Valley landmark and the centerpiece of McAllen's downtown business district. In 1981 Glen and a group of McAllen business leaders opened Texas State Bank in McAllen. Soon Harlingen State Bank and Texas State Bank grew into a state-wide banking organization, led by Glen, with his wife Rita K. by his side. He was a member of the Board of Directors of both banks at that time. These banks merged in 1983 under a holding company - Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc. (TRBS). In the meantime, First City Bancorporation of Texas acquired McAllen State Bank in 1982, electing Glen as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 1983. He was also elected to the Board of Directors of First City Bancorporation, Inc., in Houston. In 1985 he resigned from his positions with First City and McAllen State Bank and moved to lead TRBS. Mid-Valley Bank in Weslaco was acquired in 1991 by TRBS, and a 13-lane motor bank at Texas State Bank in McAllen opened, along with the bank's own computer center. In 1992 the banks in McAllen, Harlingen and Weslaco merged and consolidated into Texas State Bank. In McAllen, TRBS purchased Kerria Plaza in 1993 to house the headquarters of the holding company. Two more branches opened: at Twenty-third Street and Nolana Avenue and at South Jackson Avenue and Expressway 83. One of the high points of Glen's banking career took place on March 15, 1994. He took TRBS public, selling its stock in the financial center of the country - the NASDAQ stock exchange. He and Rita K. rang the bell that opened the stock exchange that day at NASDAQ's location, Times Square, New York City. TRBS, the holding company's stock symbol rolled across the NASDAQ marque for the first time, and in one day the entire issue sold out. Glen and Rita K. traveled around the country, telling major stock brokerage firms about Texas State Bank, the Rio Grande Valley and Texas. Glen often talked about the investment bankers who helped take TRBS public and continued to help him promote Texas State Bank and the Rio Grande Valley to investment firms nationwide, including Hill Feinberg, then Chairman and CEO of FirstSouthwest Securities, now Hilltop Securites, Inc., in Dallas and Roger Powell of Alex Brown and Sons in Baltimore. One of their friends, Charles V. "Chick" Lord also with Alex Brown and Sons was a frequent visitor to the Valley. Glen and Rita K. remembered that he always stopped by and visited with Dolia Gonzalez, mother of the Valley's Vietnam war hero and U.S. and Texas Medal of Honor recipient -- Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez. Chick credited Sergeant Gonzalez for saving his life in Vietnam. From 1995 to 1998 other banks were acquired with more locations in Rio Grande City, Roma, Mission, Hidalgo, Brownsville, Raymondville, and Harlingen. Another highlight of the 1990s was the opening of the 11 story Texas State Bank tower in 1998, Glen's second bank tower project impacting McAllen's skyline. Into the year 2000 Glen and Rita K. crisscrossed the country educating investors about the growth that the region was experiencing. However, on September 11, 2001, like New York City and the entire country, they were devastated by the terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Glen and Rita K. lost many friends in the disaster -- investment bankers, brokers and investors that had become close. Many New York and East Coast colleagues visited them in the Valley to see something positive - the upward economic growth in the Rio Grande Valley. From 2002 into 2006, Glen led the TRBS expansion throughout the state of Texas with new locations in Houston (Riverway and Main-Downtown), Eagle Pass, Sugar Land, and expansion of the data center to Grapevine. The holding company also acquired Corpus Christi Bancshares, Southeast Texas Bancshares, Port Arthur Abstract and Title, Valley Mortgage Company in McAllen, and Mercantile Bank & Trust, Dallas. New branches opened in Edinburg, San Juan, Silsbee, Lumberton, Weslaco, The Woodlands, and Houston-Montrose. By 2006 there were five locations in Dallas and five locations in Houston. Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc. had grown from its humble beginnings of a few assets to a $7 billion banking organization with 73 locations throughout Texas, and the common stock on NASDAQ enjoyed success. Glen was contacted by a representative of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), a multinational banking group based in Spain. He had visited with them on previous occasions where they expressed an interest in purchasing the bank, but this time they proposed buying TRBS,Inc. and its subsidiary Texas State Bank for cash. The organization was sold to BBVA on November 6, 2006, for $2,165,000,000 cash. This was reported to be the largest cash transaction ever made for a bank in Texas. Morris Atlas, long-time friend of Glen and director of TRBS, Inc., and Texas State Bank, said that Glen Roney's bank sale made more millionaires in the Valley than any other investment in history. Stockholders from around the nation, as well as bank employees, officers and directors who were also stockholders, benefited from the bank sale. BBVA went on to buy Compass Bancshares, Inc., and all of the Texas State Bank branches merged into BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc. Glen served as a director for BBVA Compass for 10 years. Upon resigning he was offered an office suite with Plains Capital Bank in north McAllen. Many former customers still credit Glen for believing in them and making the loans that first kicked off their businesses. Glen was known for finding ways to make things work, searching for solutions to problems, and helping customers succeed in their businesses. While Glen worked tirelessly to build Texas State Bank and TRBS, at the same time he was a strong supporter of public, charitable and political organizations. Besides being a paper delivery boy to Governor Jester, his work with the State of Texas and its governors started again with a close business relationship with Governor John Connally. He was appointed by Governor Dolph Briscoe, and re-appointed by Governors Bill Clements and Mark White to the Texas Water Development Board. He served on the water board for 14 years and was Chairman of the Texas Water Resources Finance Authority for three years. He was a member of the Texas Research League, the Texas Political Action Committee and director of the Texas Bankers Association. He also served as co-chairman of the Governor's Task Force Committee on Border Economic Development in 1986 under Governor Mark White. Governor Ann Richards appointed Glen as a founding member of South Texas College Board of Trustees in 1993. It opened with 1,000 students, and today it enrolls over 34,000. For 12 years he served in such positions as Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Chairman of the Finance, Resource and Facility Committees. Under Governors George W. Bush and Rick Perry, he served on the Governor's Business Council. In 1973 he worked closely with McAllen city leaders and other colleagues to obtain approval of the McAllen Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). He gave President George H.W. Bush, Sr., then a U.S. Congressman, credit for helping them gain approval. It was the first inland non-seaport Foreign Trade Zone in the United States. Today it consists of over 775 acres, and more than 400 companies are located in the FTZ, representing 42 countries across the globe. Joe Kilgore, Glen's close friend, business associate and a former U. S. Congressman for south Texas, invited him to join the Scott & White board. He had worked with Glen on the TRBS and Texas State Bank boards. Glen faithfully served in various capacities at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, for 33 years. In January 1984, Glen was elected to the Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation Board of Trustees at Scott & White. In January 2010, he was elected as Vice Chairman of the Scott & White Healthcare Board, where he served with Drayton McClane, Chairman. In October 2013, Glen and Rita K. participated in the opening of the Roney Bone and Joint Institute, a 75,000 square-foot medical facility on the Temple campus. In November 2013, he was elected as Chairman of the Scott & White Healthcare Board and served for three years (2013-2016). During his tenure, he served as Chairman of the Staff Compensation Committee, Governance Committee and Finance Committee. He also was a member of the following committees: Development / Endowment, Investment, Audit and Insurance, Executive, Scott and White Assurance LTD, Quality and Safety, and the Foundation Board. As a leader in South Texas, Glen served many organizations for a combined 42 years, 1975 through 2017. He was a Director of the South Texas Higher Education Authority Board (STHEA) and the Council of South Texas Economic Progress (COSTEP). He and other community leaders opened Chapel by the Sea, a Christian fellowship at South Padre Island. They oversaw the planning and construction of the chapel, and the first service was held Easter Sunday, April 6, 1980. Glen and Rita K. continued to serve on the board of directors. Glen was a founding member of the Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Cancer Foundation in McAllen, established in 1977. It was named for Glen's friend and colleague Vannie E. Cook, Jr. He served for 40 years as an executive board member and treasurer. The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic and the City of McAllen recognized Glen for his service by proclaiming May 16, 2017 as Glen E. Roney Day. From 1989 through 1993, he served on the Board of Directors of McAllen Affordable Homes. He was board president from 1991 to 1993. Glen realized the importance of helping young people succeed through education. He joined the Board of Directors of the South Texas Academic Rising Scholars (STARS) Scholarship Fund, founded by his friend and business leader, Joe LaMantia, Jr. and the LaMantia family. STARS awarded scholarships to students in south Texas to help them attend college. Glen and Rita K. were elected to the Board of Governors of the McAllen Boys and Girls Club, where they continued to serve. In 2004, they were honored when the club built the Glen E. and Rita K. Roney Center. In 2008 Glen was named a Texas Business Legend and inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. He received additional awards, including: 1990 Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce Border Texan of the Year, 1991 University of Texas-Pan American Founder's Day Honoree, 1992 Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen, 1994 American Heart Association Heart of Gold, 1997 South Texas Symphony Cultural Leader of the Year, 2001 McAllen Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, 2001 Masonic Community Builders, 2003 Anti-Defamation League's Torch of Liberty for the Southwest Region, 2007 Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver, 2008 Leadership McAllen award, and the 2015 McAllen Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the years Glen and Rita K. enjoyed ranching both in South Texas and in the Texas Hill Country, raising cattle and exotic animals. They especially loved having friends to the ranch, watching the beauty of the roaming wildlife, and the peacefulness of being outdoors. He saw it as a wonderful place to reflect on life and God's blessings. He and Rita K. cherished those quiet moments at the ranch. Glen E. Roney will always be remembered as a leader in the generation that made the Rio Grande Valley great. Glen passed away November 10, 2018 from pneumonia. A memorial service will be held at First Methodist Church of McAllen, 4200 N. McColl Road, Friday, November 16, at 2 p.m. Internment was at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas with the family attending. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Rita K. Robertson Roney. He is survived by his three children, Elaine Roney Bready (Doug), Stephen Roney (Patricia), Mark Voss (Brandy), by four grandsons and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Ernie L. Roney (Louise), along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Jewell Roney. Pallbearers are Ernie Roney, Doug Bready, Stephen Roney, Mark Voss, Colin Bready, Jason Bready, Dillon Thomison, Glendon Voss, Westly Keating, Hill Feinberg and Drayton McLane. Honorary pallbearers are Frank Boggus, Bill Davis, David Embry, Dr. Al Knight, Joe LaMantia, Jr., Dr. Ken Landrum, John Martin, Bill Moschel, David Rogers, Joaquin Salinas, Paul Schwab, Jim Spence and Paul Veale, Jr. In lieu of flowers, the Roney family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent to the McAllen Boys and Girls Club of McAllen-Glen E. and Rita K. Roney Center Foundation, P. O. Box 5910, McAllen, TX 78502, or the Baylor Scott & White Roney Bone and Joint Institute, P. O. Box 5910, McAllen, TX 78502.

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Dwayne Joseph Boardley
Aug 22, 1964 - Jul 7, 2018

Dwayne Joseph Boardley, 53, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, in a Dallas hospital. Mr. Boardley was born Aug. 22, 1964, in Chester, Penn. He was a corrections officer. Survivors include one daughter, Raeshanette Godfrey of Longview, Texas; his father, Ernest Hunter of Chester; one brother, Daniel Anthony; five sisters, Chantray, Kimberly, Nikki, Lisa and Michelle; and one grandson, Rashaad Wofford. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under direction of Haynes Mortuary. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online registration is at haynesmortuary.com.

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Chris Stoehr
Sep 23, 1945 - May 18, 2018
Frost, Texas

Chris was born on September 23, 1945 and passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Chris was a resident of Frost, Texas at the time of passing.

At the age of 5, he moved with his family to Dallas and later graduated from South Oak Cliff High School.

His family will host a memorial service in his honor at a later date. Born: September 23, 1945 Death: May 18, 2018 Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Aaron Dale Allston
Dec 8, 1960 - Feb 27, 2014
 
Obituary for Aaron Dale Allston
Aaron Dale Allston, 53, born December 8, 1960 to Tom Dale Allston and Rose Binford Boehm in Corsicana, Texas, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri.

Aaron Dale Allston, editor, publisher and author, age 53, passed away in Springfield, Missouri on Thursday, February 27, 2014. He was born December 8, 1960 to Tom Dale Allston and Rose Binford Boehm in Corsicana, Texas. He attended public schools in Big Lake, San Angelo, Wake Village and Denton, Texas graduating from Denton High School in 1979. He actively participated in the Science Fiction Club at DHS.

He attended the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in journalism. He began his professional writing career at the Austin American Statesman newspaper and Steve Jackson games and has published extensively since 1988, entering the freelance writing field in 1997. He is the author of 13 Star Wars novels as well as many other science fiction, game based fiction and mystery novels, short stories and technical guides for writers. He was a widely sought out speaker and lecturer for state and national conference and traveled extensively throughout the country teaching and mentoring aspiring writers.

He was an honorary member of the Vader’s Fist 501st Legion; an organization devoted to Star Wars costuming and who support and aid many charities, including children’s charities in fund raising.

His greatest joys came from his cats, his close personal friends, actor friends and fellow authors, science fiction and horror movie special effects, and particularly mentoring young aspiring actors.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Dale Allston, paternal grandparents, Oliver and Ruth Allston, maternal grandparents, John Binford and Bonnie Langley, and uncles, John Binford, Jr. and Paul Binford. He is survived by his mother, Rose Boehm, brother, Stacy Allston and aunt, Charlotte Owens.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Denton Funeral Home Chapel, 120 South Carroll Blvd., Denton, Texas, 76201 with Rev. Jerald Garner officiating. Interment will follow at a later date with other members of his maternal family in Corsicana, Texas.

As a tribute to his kindness to others, charitable donations made in his name or in the name of Star Garrison, 501st Legion at www.Stargarrison.com or the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County at www.cacdc.org would be appreciated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Denton Funeral Home. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.dentonfuneralhome.net.

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Ruby Mildred (McDonald) Harwell
Jan 27, 1898 - Jun 2, 1963

Hold Services Mrs.Harwell
Final rites for Mrs. Ruby McDonald Harwell, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Hermann Hospital, Houston, Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.  A Christian Science Reader conducted the services.
Surviving are her husband, Gordon Harwell, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Van Vlett, Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren, Lawrence and Judith Van Fleet, both of Denver; a sister, Mrs. Hazel McDonald, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were G. C. Hudson, L. A. Johnson, Jr., David Kelton, Ralph R. Brown, Bob Irvine, Fred Brooks and Ed M. Polk

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Paine Pannill
1879 - 1956

CORSICANA, May 12 (Spl) . - Funeral services were held Friday in St. John's Episcopal Church for Paine Pannill, 71, a native of Navarro County, who died Thursday in Palestine. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery here.
Pannill was retired field manager for the Texas Company.
Survivors include a daughter, Miss Margaret Pannill of Corsicana and two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Hastings of Corsicana and Mrs. Arch Parnum of Fort Worth.

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Rufus Glenn Curry
May 31, 1892 - Mar 19, 1962

GLENN CURRY
CORSICANA - March 20 (Spl) - Glenn Curry, 69, postmaster at Roane northeast of here, was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana after funeral services here Tuesday. Curry died Monday in a Corsicana hospital. He was the father of Mrs. Mickey Edwards of Fort Worth.

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John W. Freeman
Jun 25, 1881 - Dec 18, 1969

JOHN W. FREEMAN
CORSICANA, Dec. 18 (Spl). - John W. Freeman, 72, retired farmer, was buried Thursday in Oakwood Cemetery. He died Wednesday in a local hospital. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Virginia Osborne of Kerrville and Mrs. Laura Juanita Wooten  of Corsicana; a son James Henry Freeman of Palmer; two sisters including Mrs. Myrtle Palmer of Fort Worth, and a brother.\

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Howard Berton Pattison
Nov 17, 1901 - Apr 25, 1985

Berton Pattison
CORSICANA - Berton Pattison, 83, of Corsicana, formerly of Fort Worth, died Friday in a Corsicana hospital.
Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Pattison was a native of Emhouse, near Corsicana and had lived in Corsicana for 10 years. He was a retired accountant for Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Co. and a former member of Fort Worth Polytechnic Baptist Church. He was a member of Forst Baptist Chruch in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam Pattison of Corsican; one daughter, Carol Ann Abernathy of New Orleans; and two grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Fort Worth Star Telegram - Apr 27, 1985
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • h/o Miriam (Mathews) Pattison; s/o James Wade Pattison & Nellie Mae (Knight) Pattison

 


Franklin Vogal Fullwood
Oct 9, 1863 - Oct 25, 1949

F. Vogal Fullwood, 84, Succumbs at Eureka

CORSICANA. Texas - Oct. 26 - F. Vogal Fullwood, 84, resident of Eureka since childhood, died Tuesday. Funeral was held Wednesday in the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Chruch in Eureka with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Ernest Fullwood, Irving, and Erros Fullwood, Eureka; two daughters. Mrs. W. H. Cockrell, Eureka, and Mrs. D. E. Shelton, Premont; a brother, W. A. Fullwood, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Johnson, Mrs. S. F. Stokes and Mrs. V. A. Boyd, all of Corsicana.

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William Albert Frame
Oct 18, 1904 - Sep 29, 1951

Eureka Funeral Rites Held for W. A. Frame
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept 30 - W. A. (Bill) Frame, 46, died in a Corsicana hospital Saturday.
Funeral services were held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Eureka, at 3 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in the Long Prairie Cemetery.
Surviving are two brothers, Edgar and John Frame, both of Eureka; six sisters, Mrs. R. C. Dunham, Corsicana; Mrs. W. A. Dean, Mrs. S. A. Lightfoot, Mrs. C. L. Hutson and Mrs. J. G. Lightfoot, all fo Palestine, and Mrs John Newsom, Dallas.

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Royal Wheeler McGaha
Sep 2, 1898 - Nov 9, 1984

Royal Wheeler McGaha
CORSICANA - Royal Wheeler McGaha, 86, of Blooming Grove, died Friday in a car accident.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home, and burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.
McGaha was semiretired and had worked 30 years as a plant engineer.
He was mayor of Blooming Grove for eight years in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Survivors include his wife, Freda McGaha of Blooming Grove; two sons, Tracy McGaha and Ronald McGaha, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Tonja Harrell of Blooming Grove and Barbara Smith of California; and three sisters, Nella McGaha, Margaret White and VIrginia Irvin, all of Dallas.

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Forrest Ruth Hamilton
Apr 16, 1916 - Mar 6, 1992

CLEBURNE - Forrest Ruth Hamilton of Cleburne, a homemaker, died Friday at a Cleburne nursing home after a long illness. She was 79.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m Monday at Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hamilton was born in Blooming Grove and was a Baptist. She lived in Cleburne for 30 years.

Survivors: Three sons, Joe Hamilton of Grand Rapids, Mich., Jackie Hamilton of Cleburne, and Bob Hamilton of Irving, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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Virginia "Ann" (Pevehouse) Baird
Mar 21, 1930 - Jan 26, 2009

FORT WORTH -- On Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, our family lost Virginia "Ann" Baird, 78, a very much loved mother, grandmother and friend.

Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Thursday in Brown, Owens & Brumley's Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ann was born March 21, 1930, in Blooming Grove. She filled lives of those who loved her with laughter and love. Nana will be missed dearly by many people as she took the job of loving and advising her children very seriously.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Baird; son, James Douglas Baird; and granddaughter, Penny Story Eastman.

Survivors: Daughters, Connie Sue Bullard, Barbara Ann Baird and Penney Kay Baird; son, Jay Jarvis; son-in-law, Rudy Story; grandchildren, Johnny, Cheri, Tammie, Stacy, Jeffrey, Layla, Danette, Jennifer, Ericka, Casey and Jayden; and numerous great-grandchildren and friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors

425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Notes:

  • The Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jan 28, 2009
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
  • w/o Everett Timothy Baird; d/o James R. Pevehouse & Mildred (Hitchcock) Pevehouse


David Leonard Boyd, Sr.
Oct 26, 1873 - Jun 25, 1953

BLOOMING GROVE, June 28 (Spl). - Funeral services were held in First Baptist Church here Thursday afternoon for David Leonard Boyd, 78, who died Wednesday afternoon at his home in the Lone Cedar community.
Boyd was born and spent his life on the same farm.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mmes. Pearl Morgan of Milford, Ruth Miner of Fort Worth and Ruby Dozier of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Bill of Damon and G. W. and H. B. Boyd, both of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mmes, Jimmy McKinney of Hugh, Okla., and Martha Rawson of Blooming Grove, and four grandchildren.

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Abraham Carter "Abe" Goodrich
Jan 26, 1896 - Apr 11, 1948

Blooming Grove Man Dies on Hillsboro Street
HILLSBORO, April 11 (AP). - A man identified from papers he was carrying as Abe C. Goodrich, 52, of Blooming Grove, fell dead on a street here Sunday.
Papers signed by a Blooming Grove doctor indicated Goodrich was traveling to the Lisbon Veterans Administration Hospital near Dallas for treatment. The papers did not mention a specific ailment.
Justice Tim Hickey said he would return an inquest verdict after talking to the persons who first reached the man's body and the the doctor who pronounced him dead.

Notes:

  • The Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Apr 12, 1949
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX
  • h/o Malda Lee (Hixon) Goodrich; s/o Charles William Goodrich & Laura Ella (Scruggs) Goodrich

Minnie Beulah (Brewer) Bason-Blythe
Jun 15, 1899 - Dec 8, 1990

ARLINGTON - Minnie "Beulah" Blythe, a homemaker, died yesterday in a Grand Prairie hospital. She was 91. Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hugh M. Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Frost Cemetery, Frost.
Ms. Blythe was born in Ringgold and had lived in Arlington for 24 years.
She was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church and the Woodmen of the World.
Survivors: Two sons, Oran Bason of Athens and Mel Bason of Arlington; three daughters, Hazel Williams of Wills Point, Dorothy Terry of Cleburne and Marie Smith of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Janie Laird of Corpus Christi and Florence Barnard of Milford; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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Nace Russell
Nov 17, 1878 - Dec 30, 1957
 

Nace Russell
CORSICANA - Dec. 31 (Spl). - Nace Russell, 79, retired farmer, who died Monday in a Corsicana hospital, was buried in Post Oak Cemetery after funeral services here Tuesday. Russell, who was born in Alabama, had lived in Navarro County 57 years. Survivors include two brothers, Dock Russell of Emhouse and J. W. Russell of Corsicana

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Nellie Mae Holsey
Apr 15, 1925 - Aug 29, 1994

Nellie M. Holsey

FORT WORTH - Nellie M. Holsey, a retired apartment manager, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital. She was 69.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery in Roane in Navarro County.

Mrs. Holsey was born in Roane and had lived in Fort Worth since 1962. She was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Nancy Purvis of Fort Worth; three sisters, Magdalen Keith and Wanda Cohagan, both of Fort Worth, and Elsie Miller of Waco; and four grandchildren.

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Charles Ottis Lewis
Apr 15, 1911 - Sep 18, 1959

CHARLES O. LEWIS
CORSICANA, Sept. 22, (Spl) - Charles O. Lewis, 48, a native of Navarro County, was buried Tuesday in the Bazette Cemetery after funeral services here. He died in Corsicana Friday. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Charlotte Lewis of Corsicana and Three sons, Billy, Roy, and David Lewis of Dallas.

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James Eldridge Kyser, Sr.
Apr 2, 1905 - Feb 22, 1996

James E. Kyser Sr.

MERIDIAN - James Eldridge Kyser Sr., 90, a farmer-rancher, died Thursday at a Clifton hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lawson Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Bazette Cemetery near Kerens.

Mr. Kyser was born April 2, 1905, in Kerens.

Lawson Funeral Home

Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

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Frances Mozelle (Carroll) Holdeman
Dec 9, 1922 - Oct 27, 2018
 
Frances Holdeman
Birth Date: December 9, 1922
Death Date: October 27, 2018

Frances Carroll Holdeman, of Mansfield, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, October 27, 2018. She was 95 years old.

Frances Mozelle Carroll was born at home in Barry, Texas, on December 9, 1922, to James William and Blanche Estelle Jordan Carroll. It was a time when most homes did not have running water inside. She attended school in Blooming Grove, Texas, graduating from Blooming Grove High School in 1939. She began her bookkeeper’s career working for several area businesses, including the local cotton gin. She soon accepted a position at the Carrier Air Conditioning Corporation in Dallas, Texas. She lived at home and commuted to Dallas, Texas, accompanying her “little” brother Rudy on the Interurban train from Italy, Texas, to his stop in Waxahachie, where he attended high school.

Frances loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own children. She spent many weekends with her oldest brother, Sam, her sister-in-law, Lorraine, and their children, Carolyn, Bill, and Mary Frances. At Christmas time, they made cookies together and enjoyed trips to Dallas to see the Christmas lights and visits to Santa. She loved to sew, and enjoyed making clothes for her nieces. Candy and Mary fondly remember skirts she created for them for Christmas, 1955. Instead of the usual poodle skirts which were popular, these skirts had nursery rhyme theme appliqués like “Hey diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle…”

Frances eventually moved to Dallas, where she met her soul mate, Harold Weston Holdeman. They married in 1962. She finished the year on leave from Carrier pending the birth of their first child. She never returned after she was blessed with a baby girl of her own, Harriet Ann, in 1963. Frances considered her “only chicken” the greatest gift God ever gave to her. She utilized her creativity and skill as a seamstress by making all of her little girl’s clothes.

When the family moved to Mineral Wells, Texas, in 1967, Frances found a new church home, as well. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells, Texas, for more than 40 years. She loved her church family and, after relocating to the DFW area in 2000, continued to make the drive to Mineral Wells each Sunday until 2010. She was the third grade Sunday School teacher for many years. After “retiring” as a regular Sunday School teacher, she served in the office as an administrative assistant. She assisted with the United Methodist Youth Group while her daughter was in junior high and high school. Through the years, Frances served in many other volunteer capacities, including Stephen Ministries, delivering Meals on Wheels, and the after-school ministry “Little Folks”. Frances truly had a heart for children and the community. She was a volunteer third-grade teacher’s aide at Lamar Elementary, a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and she gave time to the Hope Shelter for battered women and their children.

Frances lost her beloved Harold in 1990. After tending to their 50 acre home site in Mineral Wells by herself for ten years, she decided it was time to be closer to her daughter. She moved to Kennedale, Texas in 2000, and then to Mansfield, Texas, in 2004. She discovered a new church start in Mansfield, New Day United Methodist Church. As a senior lady with white hair, she delighted in sharing knowledge and wisdom with younger members, as well as the intensity and dynamic of a brand new congregation. When the membership of New Day was transferred to Community of Hope United Methodist Church, she was quickly welcomed and loved by many new friends. Frances also loved the familiarity of an old-fashioned county church that she found at Britton United Methodist Church, where she gathered many more who called her friend. Everywhere she went, she departed with these final words,

“Remember, I love you, but God loves you more.”

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, James William and Blanche Estelle, brothers, William Erwin “Sam”, James Doyle, Ray Dean, husband of 28 years Harold Weston, and just a few hours prior, her beloved brother Rufus Franklin “Rudy”. She was also preceded by her cherished niece Carolyn Carroll Vinson, and her treasured nephew, Robert Doyle “Bob” Carroll. Frances is survived by her daughter, Harriet Ann Holdeman and husband Trent Blake, her step-son, Harold Weston Holdeman, Jr “Hal”, and wife PJ “Jo”, and her sister-in-law, Billie Morris Carroll. Her surviving nephews and nieces are Bill Carroll and wife Jerri, Mary Waldrip and husband Ronnie, Carla Thomas and husband Dr. Robert, Candy Grady and husband Douglas, Courtney Carroll, Jim Carroll and wife Emily, Ray Carroll and wife Gayla, Tammy Carroll Jones and husband Dan. Frances has numerous great nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends.

A celebration of life will be held for Frances in Wildwood Chapel at Restland Memorial Park on November 3, 2018, at 12:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home: 1111 Herring Avenue, Waco, Texas 76708.

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Calvin Claude "Pa" Melton
Nov 30, 1934 - Jun 29, 2009

 
Mr. Calvin “Pa” Melton, age 74, of McKinney, Texas passed away June 29, 2009, at his home. He was born on November 30, 1934, in Blooming Grove, Texas to Claude and Burl (Christopher) Melton. In 1957, he married Sue Gordon. He served in the
U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Melton was a farmer for the Cobb family for 30 years and was of the Baptist faith. He loved his grandchildren, and enjoyed driving around on country roads. He is survived by his daughter, Susan
Melton and husband, Jerry McBride; son, James Melton and wife, Kelly all of McKinney; grandchildren, Amanda Holloway and
husband, Jimmy of Oklahoma, Jennifer Barry of Houston, Texas, Justin Barry, Matthew Collett and his wife, Renee Devoe, and
James David (JD) Melton all of Maine; great grandchildren, Domonick Allen Poisson and Alexis Tami-Rae Collett both of Maine; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue; his sisters; and niece, Kim Gordon. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2009, at Dresden Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas with Bro. Waymon Hasp officiating. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m.,
Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Mendie Sue (Gordon) Bumpass
Jan 23, 1924 - Sep 26, 2010

BUMPASS
Mrs. M. Sue Bumpass was born on January 23, 1924 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Fred and Hattie Gordon. She passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, September 26, 2010. Sue devoted her life providing support and care of her husband, Jesse Bumpass, who was a World War II veteran and Prisoner of War. Sue Bumpass met the love of her life when she was a young woman and Jesse was recovering from his injuries sustained during his military service. They married within a week after meeting and spent 56 years together until his death in 2001. She is survived by her sister, Eula Mae Eubanks, from Ft. Worth, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
Services
A viewing service will be held at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Fred J. Tips Mausoleum and Chapel at Mission Burial Park North on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 5, San Antonio, Texas.

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Carnel Louis “Jodie” Tipton
Feb 4, 1895 - Mar 8, 1963

‘Jodie’ Tipton, 68, Heart Attack Victim, Buried
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 10, for C. L. (“Jodie”] Tipton, 68-year-old farm worker of Oakland, who suffered a fatal heart attack Friday morning while shopping in the Mayes store at Oakland.

He had lived at Oakland the past 20 years.

Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard MacAllister, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, with veterans’ color guard.

Mr. Tipton was born Feb. 4, 1895, at Blooming Grove, Texas. He was a veteran of World War I army service.

Surviving him are five sisters, Mrs. Bunie Stubblefield of Hillsboro, Mrs. Marty Farmer of Cashmere, Washington, Mrs. Callie Graves of Ft. Worth and Mrs. Ben Woods and Mrs. Lilly Warren of Dallas; and two brothers, Dave Tipton of Dallas and J. B. Tipton of Garwood.

Notes:

  • Weimar Mercury, March 14, 1963, page 1
  • s/o James Benjamin Tipton & Mary Emmaline (Fultz) Tipton
     

John B. Tipton Jr.
Aug 8, 1907 - Jun 2, 1985

Tipton
Funeral services for J. B. Tipton were held Wednesday, June 5 at Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with the Rev. J. Melburn Sibley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake, officiating.

Tipton passed away June 2 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital. Burial was held at the Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home.

Mr. Tipton was born August 8, 1907 in Blooming Grove to Mr. and Mrs. John Tipton. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Case on October 12, 1928 in East Bernard. He farmed in the East Bernard area most of his life until he moved to Garwood 15 years ago where he and his wife managed the Texas Fried Chicken Restuarant[sic] until his health failed two years ago. Mr. Tipton was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife if 57 years, Betty Tipton of Garwood; one daughter, Bernice Guthrie of Garwood; one son, Donald Tipton of San Felipe; three sisters, Callie Brown of Ft. Worth, Ruby Woods, and Lilly Warren both of Dallas, 11 grand children and 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and loved ones.

Notes:

  • Colorado County Citizen, June 13, 1985

Alice Greer
Oct 26, 1910 - Feb 5, 1983

ALICE GREER
... former day-care-worker
Funeral for Alice Greer, 72, of 3297 Todd Sr., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Home Baptist Church in Kerens with burial at Park Cemetery in Kerens.
She died Saturday at a nursing home.
Mrs. Greer was a native of Kerens. She lived in Houston fore 32 years before moving to Fort Worth in 1982. She had worked at a daycare center in Houston.
Mrs. Greer was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and the Lilly of the Valley Circle of the Missionary Society.
Survivors include her daughter. Pearlie Sledge of Fort Worth; three brothers, George Green of Dallas, the Rev. Issac Green of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Charles Green of New York City, two sisters, Pearlie Williams of Kerens and Geraldine Ponder of Houston; one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren

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Lillian M. Boose
d. May 4, 2015

Lillian M. Boose 74, Kerens, TX., passed May 4, 2015. Funeral services noon, Saturday-May 9, 2015 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, Kerens, TX. Interment Goodlow Cemetery. Arrangements Ross and Johnson Mortuary. 903-872-4661
 

Notes:

  • Published in Dallas Morning News on May 8, 2015
  • Goodlow Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas

Tammie Ruth (Prickett) Long
Dec 16, 1966 - Au 5, 2015

Mrs. Tammie Ruth Long, 48, of Van, Texas, passed away on August 5, 2015, at her residence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Parents: Calvin Olean and Wanda Bryson Prickett

Preceded in death by: her father, Calvin Olean Prickett; and a brother, Leslie Prickett

Survived by: her daughters, Tiffany Hawkins, of Tyler, and Ashley Heard and husband, Ricky, of Canton; son, Jerry Wayne Long, Sr., of Athens; ten grandchildren; mother, Wanda Prickett, of Corsicana; brothers, Robert Prickett, of Ennis, and James Prickett, of Corsicana; and companion, Dennis Tyson, of Van, Texas.


Mary Lea (Abbie) Murray
Nov 6, 1933 - Dec 13, 2018

Obituary for Mary Lea Murray (Abbie)
Mrs. Mary Lea (Abbie) Murray, age 85, of Corsicana, Texas, went to be with Her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born in Bradley, Oklahoma on November 6, 1933 to O.E. “Ted” and Margorie “Margie” Abbie.

She married A. C. Murray on December 26, 1952 and they spent almost 66 years together. Lea was a long time employee of Desoto ISD and she and A.C. lived in Desoto for 40 years. While living in Desoto she was an active member of Hampton Road Baptist Church. After moving to Corsicana she and A.C. joined Northside Baptist Church where they became an active part of the church’s ministry. She and A.C. owned and operated a business known as “Trash to Treasure” and spent many weekends selling their creations in Canton at First Monday. Lea loved working as a volunteer at the Corsicana Public Library working in the Genealogy Department and she enjoyed scrap booking in her spare time.

Lea was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, James “Bud” Abbie and son: Steven Murray.

She is survived by her husband, A.C. Murray of Corsicana; her children; Scott Murray and wife, Pam of Allen, Texas and Malea Murray Street of Ft. Worth, Texas; her grandchildren, Ashley Murray of Allen, Texas, Jett Street of Ft. Worth, Texas, Skyler Street and wife Cassandra of Austin, Texas and one great grandchild, Genevieve “GiGi” of Austin, Texas and her brother, Robert Abbie of Murphy, Texas. Lea also leaves numerous relatives and friends in both Desoto and Corsicana to cherish their memories of her.

Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. A private family graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at New Pursley Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Mary Lea Murray obituary.

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Mary Lea Murray, 85, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
A private family graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at New Pursley Cemetery.

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Thomas Jerry Teetz
Nov 12, 1943 - Jul 22, 1965

Jerry Teetz Funeral Held on Saturday
Funeral services for Thomas Jerry Teetz, 21, of Rockdale were held at 2:00 PM Saturday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with burial in the Mankin Cemetery near Trinidad.

The rites were conducted by the Rev Don Walker, Pastor of the Baptist Church in Kerens, and the Rev A. L. Andrews.

Mr Teetz, who was employed with a jewelry firm in Corsicana, died in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco at about 4:30 AM last Thursday. He had been there since sustaining injuries in a one-car auto accident at 8:00 PM July 19 in Corsicana.

He was born November 12, 1943 in Troup, and was a 1963 graduate of Rockdale High School. While in high school he worked part-time as a reporter for The Reporter and had also served the Rockdale Babe Ruth League for several seasons as official scorekeeper.

Following graduation from RHS, he attended Kilgore Junior College before going to work in Corsicana.

Survivors include his parents, Mr and Mrs Thomas J. Teetz, and one brother, Ray Teetz of Rockdale.

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  • Rockdale Reporter July 29, 1965

David Earl Bell
Oct 18, 1930 - Jan 31, 2015

David Earl Bell
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 3, 2015

(02/01/15 BFH) - David Earl Bell, 84 of Lubbock went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 31, 2015 surrounded by family. A celebration of life will be Tuesday 3rd of February, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Calvary Baptist Church, 82nd Street & Aberdeen, Lubbock, Texas with Dr. Richard Rush officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction Bartley Funeral Home of Plainview. Visitation will be 6 to 8, Monday February 2nd at Broadway Funeral Directors in Lubbock.

David was born to Samuel & Dorothy (Cummings) Bell on October 18, 1930 in Corsicana, Texas. He attended New Deal schools and married his High School Sweetheart, Juanita Faye Norman on March 3, 1948 they were married 66 years. They had two daughters, Karanne and Terri and one son Dave. He joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War era. David was in the automobile business and a dealer for 37 years having dealerships in Pampa, Littlefield and Brownfield. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1980.

David was proceeded in death by his parents, sister, Noma, brothers, James and Billy and daughter, Terri Elaine Bell.

Survivors include the love of his life, Juanita, one daughter, Karanne Grubbs and husband Gary of Abilene, TX; one son David Dewayne of Lubbock; Three grandchildren who knew him as Granddaddy: Jennifer Foster (Cory), Brian Grubbs (Leya), Kimberly Rose (James) and Seven great grandchildren: McKenna, Cade, Payton, Tyler, Walker, Emma & Clayton. Pallbearers will be Norman Looney, Michael Looney, John Perry Looney, Jared Masten, Cory Foster and Brian Grubbs. Honorary Pallbearers are Bob Dulaney, George Carkett, Jess Nelson, Don Seale, Guy Sullivan, Richard Townsend and Millard Young.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

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  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX

Martin E. Woodruff
Jan 25, 1927 - Feb 27, 2015
 
Martin E. Woodruff
Casper, Wyoming

January 25, 1927 - February 27, 2015

Martin E. Woodruff died on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Casper, Wyoming. He was the son of Emmett E. Woodruff and Elise B. Woodruff. He was born on January 25, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas. He graduated from high school in Gladewater, Texas in 1944. Martin served in the US Navy during WWII. He then married Eleanor I. Strohl on May 14, 1949 in Casper, WY.

He went to Midwest, WY in October of 1946 and worked for Stanolind Oil and Gas, Pan American Petroleum, and Amoco Production. His work took him to all of the Rocky Mountain States, Spain, Madagascar, and Alaska. He retired on July 1, 1986. He and Eleanor moved from Evanston, WY to Mesa, AZ in October of 1989. Then they returned to Casper, WY in 2007, where they settled to be with family.

Martin is survived by his sister, Billie Jean Elkins of Houston, TX; sister-in-law, JoAnn Rhoades of Bismark, ND; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Eleanor; and his brother, Calvin Woodruff.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Newcomer Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Highland Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Matney of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision in his name, PO Box 70399, Tacoma, WA 98481-0399.


Sheila Fay (McKee) Wiley
Jan 3, 1948 - Dec 4, 2014

In Memory of
Sheila Fay Wiley
January 3, 1948 - December 4, 2014
Obituary

Sheila Fay (McKee) Wiley age 66 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 4, 2014

Sheila was born on January 3, 1948 in Corsicana, TX to Pete and Ina McKee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Joe McKee and James McKee. Her sisters, Jeannie Newborn and Raylene Shockey.

Sheila is survived by her loving husband of 46 year, Jackie Wiley of New Braunfels. Her sons Jim and Scott and his wife Becky Wiley both of New Braunfels. Her grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Justin Schimdt of Kentucky, Coltin Wiley, Skyler Wiley, Garett Haas, and Greyson Haas all of New Braunfels. Her sister Beth and her husband Walter Webber of Cisco, TX. Her sisters in law Jessie Ann McKee of New Braunfels and Carol McKee of Goliad TX, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Zoeller Funeral Home from 5pm to 8pm, Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 10:00am at Zoeller Funeral Home Interment Service will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

Martha Jo (Gray) Anderson
Jan 20, 1941 - Jun 22, 2015

Obituary for Martha Anderson
Ponca City Now - June 24, 2015 12:00 am

Martha J. Anderson, longtime Ponca City resident passed Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Via Christi Nursing Center with her family by her side. Martha passed after a short 3 month battle with cancer. She was 74 years of age.

She was born January 20, 1941 in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Garland Gray and Edna Earl (Russell) Gray. She attended grade school in Roane, Texas and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1959. She was married to Guy Anderson on March 3, 1962. The couple moved to Ponca City in 1967. She had been employed as a para professional with the Ponca City Schools until her retirement in 2004.

Martha was a longtime member of the Ponca City First Baptist Church where she served on the hospitality committee for several years. She was an avid fan of her grandchildren and enjoyed watching them participate in various events. She also enjoyed outings with her friends, reading Christian historical fiction, and watching Guy taking care for her flowers and plants.

Martha is survived by her husband Guy, of the home; her mother, Edna Gray of Fort Worth, Texas; four children, Ray Anderson and wife Kim, of Wichita, Kansas, Debora Gooch and husband Phil, of Ponca City, David Anderson and wife Dondi, of Ponca City and Patricia Sue Box and husband Allen, of Edmond, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Adam and Jason Anderson, Nathan and Ryan Gooch, Christian Fearnow, Casey Anderson, and Kaila and Alicia Box; one great granddaughter, Alice Elizabeth Anderson; two sisters, Helen Sue Jones and husband Tom, of Cameron, Texas and Patricia Ann Anderson and husband Willy, of Fort Worth, Texas; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at Grace Memorial Chapel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 26.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 in the Worship Center of the First Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Taylor presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Mission Line, 218 South 6th Street, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601.

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  • Resthaven Memorial park, Ponca City, Kay Co., OK

Mark V. Blackmon
Feb 18, 1961 - Oct 9, 2008

Mark Blackmon

Mark V. Blackmon, 47, of Las Vegas, died Oct. 9.

The five-year resident was born Feb. 18, 1961, in Corsicana, Texas. He was a real estate loan officer and member of Shadow Hills Baptist Church.

Blackmon is survived by his daughter, Bailey Blackmon of Las Vegas; mother, Helen Blackmon of Las Vegas; brother, Ricky Scott Blackmon and wife, Laurie, of San Diego; and nephew, Patrick Blackmon of San Diego.

Services were held Oct. 15 at Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne.

Arrangements were handled by Palm Mortuary-Cheyenne.

Bob Ray Davis
Dec 5, 1932 - Mar 4, 2018

Bob Ray Davis

A Memorial Serviced will be held for Bob Ray Davis, Friday, March 9th, at 2:00pm in the afternoon, at Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Bullard.

Bob Ray Davis was born on December 5, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas. He went to be with the Lord at 2:00pm, Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Bob graduated from Teague High School followed by obtaining a Master’s in Education. We honor his many accomplishments throughout his life beginning with his service in the US Navy, a well-respected career in education as a teacher, coach, administrator and principal – and most important his love for his family.

Bob (affectionately called Big Bob) always had a story to tell. His time teaching and being a principal proved to provide very colorful stories. Which he gladly shared with any willing ear. He will be remembered as a loving, caring son, brother, husband and father.

Bob will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Dessie Ruth (Hamilton) Schoonover
Aug 18, 1936 - Nov 14, 2018

Obituary for Dessie Ruth Schoonover
Dessie Ruth Schoonover of Angleton, Texas passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. She was born in Dawson, Texas on August 18, 1936, to R.D. and Mary Lillian Hamilton.
Ruth was raised in Corsicana, Texas and graduated from Corsicana High School.
On September 21, 1957, she married James Olin Schoonover in Ennis, Texas. While in Corsicana, Ruth worked at the Collin Street Bakeary office where there was always fruitcake and Dr. Pepper on the desk. The couple moved to Angleton in 1961 where they raised their family. She was currently a member of Second Baptist Church in Angleton.
Ruth spent much of her time raising an active family. Much of her favorite memories were spending time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included sewing, cooking for others, and reading. She enjoyed the research and study of genealogy and sharing it with family and friends.
After her children were raised, she worked part-time at Erma’s Dress Shop in Angleton.
She is predeceased by her husband, James Olin, parents, and her brother Virgil Hamilton.
She is survived by her children, Marla and Husband Ronnie Cook of Angleton, Kelvin Schoonover of Baytown, and Karen Schoonover of Angleton. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Cole and wife Sarah Cook of Seabrook and Clay Cook of Houston. Her nieces include Angie and husband Larry Keel of Mexia and Pam Baird of Mesquite.
Visitation will be held 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday, November 16, 2018 at Palms Funeral Home.
Graveside Services will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Angleton Cemetery.
Arrangements are being made by Palms Funeral Home, Angleton, Texas.
Online condolences may be sent at www.palmsfuneralhome.com.

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Clifford James Maillet, Sr.
Mar 5, 1935 - Mar 28, 2018

Clifford Maillet
BORDELONVILLE - Funeral services for Clifford James Maillet, Sr. were held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the chapel of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Cremation followed the service and burial of his cremated remains will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Bordelonville on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Mr. Clifford James Maillet, Sr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and lifelong faithful servant in the Catholic church. After a lengthy battle with heart disease and 24 days following his 83rd birthday celebration with family, He went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born on March 5, 1935 in Bordelonville to Edward and Eloise Pastor Maillet and was the youngest of 10 children. Following his service in the U.S. Air Force, he returned home to Bordelonville where he met and married Irma Gremillion on November 9, 1957 to which they enjoyed an extremely happy and successful marriage for 60 years, and was devoted parents to their three sons.
He served in the Knights of Columbus for over thirty years and rose to Master of the 3rd Texas District and he founded the Rowlett Texas Counsel #10646. He was also a member of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, five sisters and his eldest son, Ronald P. Maillet.
He is survived by his wife, Irma Maillet; two sons, Donald E. (Sharon) Maillet and Clifford James (Lisa) Maillet, II; grandchildren, Amanda (Franz) Beele, Christine (James) Winslow, Josh Maillet, Lydia Maillet, Michelle Maillet and Ronald (RJ) Maillet; great grandchildren, Sierra, Keith, Catherine and Aubrey; his sister, Carmel Bacala; adopted family: Robert Huffman, Troy Maillet and Suzanne Skelton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, his family ask that you consider making a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at jdrf.org or 1-800-533-Cure (2873) in honor of Cliff’s grandson, Josh Maillet.

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Mr. Clifford James Maillet, Sr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and lifelong faithful servant in the Catholic Church. After a lengthy battle with heart disease and twenty-four days following his 83rd birthday celebration with family, He went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born on March 5, 1935 in Bordelonville, LA to Edward and Eloise Pastor Maillet and was the youngest of 10 children. Following his service in the US Air Force, he returned home to Bordelonville where he met and married Irma Gremillion on November 9, 1957 to which they enjoyed an extremely happy and successful marriage for sixty years, and was devoted parents to their three sons.
He served in the Knights of Columbus for over thirty years and rose to Master of the 3rd Texas District and he founded the Rowlett Texas Counsel #10646. He was also a member of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, five sisters and his eldest son.
He is survived by his wife, Irma Maillet; eldest son, Ronald P. Maillet (deceased 2003), Donald E. Maillet and wife Sharon, and Clifford James Maillet, II and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Amanda Beele and husband Franz, Christine Winslow and husband James, Josh, Lydia, Michelle and Ronald (RJ) Maillet; great grandchildren, Sierra, Keith, Catherine and Aubrey; his sister, Carmel Bacala; Adopted family: Robert Huffman, Troy Maillet and Suzanne Skelton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Rosary and Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Burial of his cremated remains will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church 4702LA-451 Bordelonville, Louisiana on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, his family ask that you consider making a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at jdrf.org or 1-800-533-Cure (2873) in honor of Cliff’s grandson, Josh Maillet.

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  • Saint Peters Catholic Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bordelonville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Donald L. Redick
Aug 26, 1929 - Jul 3, 1991

REDICK, Donald
SEYMOUR, TEXAS: Donald L. Redick, 61, died July 3, 1991 in Corsicana, TX. He was born August 26, 1929 in Jenks, OK. He was a retired pipeline welder for Lone Star Gas Company in Hobbs, NM, and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a Baptist. He is survived by a daughter, Julene Leger of Blooming Grove; two sons, Gary Redick of Fort Worth, and Jeffery Redick of Flint, MI; his mother, Betty B. Clark of Seymour; a brother, Edward Redick of Bartlesville, OK; and a sister, Dolores Gainer of Danville, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Parks Redick. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.


Maynard Lester Sowell
Oct 6, 1935 - Dec 10, 2018

MAYNARD LESTER SOWELL
Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:40pm
Maynard Lester Sowell, 83, of Corsicana died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. He was born Oct 6, 1935 in Edna, Texas. He was a businessman who found pleasure through his endeavors in the oil and gas industry. Maynard was also a lifetime outdoorsman and sports enthusiast. In his youth, he was a star high school football and track athlete at Edna High School. Following high school, he continued his love of sports, playing on the University of Houston Cougars football team. Maynard married his high school sweetheart, Carol Ann Schwarz, then returned to the oilfield and together with Carol, raised a family. He is preceded in death by his parents V.K. and Viola Sowell; his brother Vernon Sowell; his wife, Carol Sowell; and infant son, Blaine Sowell. He is survived by his mother-in-law Ruth Lee Schwarz; sister-in-law, Janie Sowell; sons Lance Sowell, Keith Sowell and wife Loree, Brett Sowell, Scott Sowell and wife, Grace. He is also survived by grandchildren Sierrah and Maynard Sowell, and great-grandson Ori Sowell. The family appreciates the care given to their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather by Sherry Kelley, friend and long-time employee. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Edna, Texas. Honorary pallbearers are Vint Sowell, Mark Bryant, Bill Stoner, Hartley Young, Roy Charles Ortalon, Ronny Willis, Frank Wheelock, Buster Brown and Richard Cummins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Carol Sowell Memorial Scholarship at Believer’s Bible Church, 2400 N. Bowie Dr., Corsicana. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Maynard Sowell obituary


Billy Roy Raley
Feb 25, 1950 - Oct 15, 2014
 
Billy Roy Raley, 64, resident of Dawson, passed away October 15, 2014, at his residence. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014, in Brushie Prairie Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Raley officiating. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2014, at The Hills Church of Christ of North Richland Hills.

Billy Roy was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to the late Jack and Myrtle Kelly Raley.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Raley, of Grandview; children, Rachael and Eric Fisher, of Ft. Worth, Celeste and Daniel Richmon, of Athens, Billy Gage Raley, of Ft. Worth, Spencer Raley, of Austin, Beau Raley, of Craig, Colorado, Mary Susannah Raley, Cynthia Raley, Angel and Leah Raley, Luke Raley, Selah Raley, and Tommy Raley, all of Grandview; nine grandchildren; sister, Alice Jo McConathy and husband, Gary, of Granbury; other relatives and many friends.

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LeRoy C. "Lee II" Kimmons
May 5, 1944 - Oct 20, 2009

Leroy C. "Lee II" Kimmons, departed this life and entered the eternal home, on October 20, 2009, in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 65 Years. Leroy was born May 5, 1944, in Altadena, California, to Lee I and Alta (McDaniel) Kimmons.

On May 20, 1989, he married Janice Vance in Rockwall, Texas.

Survivors are his wife Janice Kimmons of Kearney, Nebraska; stepson, John Austin of Kearney, Nebraska; stepdaughter, Traci Austin of Nacogdoches, Texas; his mother Alta Kimmons of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Max of Sunnyvale, California; sister, Linda Kimmons Wulff of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a host of friends and relatives.

Leroy grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and received his bachelor of arts degree from Wheaton College in Chicago, Illinois. He received his master of arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and his doctorate from Florida State University.

Leroy and Janice lived in Lincoln, where he was employed as a professor of marriage and family therapy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska. They also lived in Hawaii where he was employed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii. After retirement, they lived in Massachusetts and Alabama.

He attended First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Nebraska. His hobbies included worldwide travel, photography, movies and films, coffee, and conversation. Leroy never met a stranger and had many friends across the United States and Europe.

Leroy was welcomed into The Heavenly Home by his father, Lee Kimmons and brother-in-law, Steven Wulff.

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Judith Ann (Watson) Bonner
Apr 19, 1947 - Dec 20, 2018
 
Judith Ann Watson Bonner, 71, of Dresden, Texas, went home to Heaven on Thursday, December 20, 2018, from her home. Judy was a woman of strong faith who truly loved spending time with her family and friends nourishing the souls of everyone around her.

She especially loved being around her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She diligently read her Bible and prayed with those all around her. She enjoyed her women’s Bible study groups and participating in feeding the local college students. Tearooms and shopping with her family and friends was top on her list of things to do for fun. She loved all holidays but especially Easter and Christmas giving her the opportunity to surround herself with family and those she loved. Judy loved and adored her husband, Dan. The have been together 51 years. She loved God and she loved her family. Her greatest joy was giving to others and seeing their joy.

Judy was born on April 19, 1947, to Joe E. Watson and Verna Mae Perigo Watson. She was the youngest of three children. Judy leaves behind her loving husband, James Daniel Bonner, her children, son Bret & his wife Brandi, daughter Tara & her husband Ryan; three granddaughters Laura Cooke & her husband Matt, Baylee and Katherine; two grandsons Nicholas and Brody. She also leaves behind her great grandchildren Mason and Wyatt Cooke. Preceding Judy in death were her father Joe Watson, her mother Verna Mae Perigo Watson, her brother Jody Watson and her sister Linda Watson Almanza.

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  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o James Daniel Bonner; d/o Joe E. Watson & Verna Mae (Perigo) Watson

John Edward Watkins
Nov 4, 1933 - Dec 19, 2018

Obituary for John Edward Watkins
John E. Watkins, 85 of Franklin, Texas passed away December 19, 2018 in Groesbeck, Texas. He was born November 4, 1933 in Bienville, Louisiana to Edgar John Watkins and Jessie Wilma Hilbun Watkins. He was a member of Beverly Hill Baptist Church in Dallas. He worked for Rock Tenn for 40 years and retired as supervisor. He would drink coffee every chance he got. He loved being outdoors, whether it be gardening in the flower beds, walking or working. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren playing sports.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Watkins of 64 years; three children, Johnny Watkins and wife Penny, Melvin Watkins, Gary Watkins and wife Sharon; God Son, George Page and wife Joy; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow visitation at 2:00pm with Johnathan R. Watkins officiating. Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery.

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INFANT SON Stringer
B & D  Apr 20, 1940

Infant Buried At Rice on Sunday

Funeral services were held for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Stringer of Rice. The child died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday.

Surviving are the parents.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Litha Elizabeth (Bryant) Mitchell  
Jun 23, 1873 - Feb 14, 1939

FUNERAL RITES FOR FROST WOMAN HELD WEDNESDAY

FROST, Feb. 18.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Mitchell, aged 65 years, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, six sons, Ernest, Ordway, Hicks and Mitchell, all of Frost; Earl Mitchell of Corsicana, and Floyd Mitchell of Dallas; three daughters, Miss Bertha Mitchell, and Mrs. E. E. Omberg, both of Frost and Mrs. Beryl Scott of California, and seven grandchildren.

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Epitasio Hernandez
Aug 20, 1916 - Jun 9, 1937

YOUNG MAN DIED AT HOME NORTH OF CITY WEDNESDAY

Epitasio Hernandez, aged 20 years, died at the family home near the Corsicana Country Club Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock after a month’s illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in the Fortson cemetery several miles north of Corsicana.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Frances Hernandez, Corsicana, four brothers and a sister.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the rites.

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James Robert Bristow
Sep 23, 1858 - Dec 6, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. R. BRISTOW ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for James R. Bristow, aged 82 years, who died Wednesday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. E. Smith, one mile south of Corsicana, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Smith home. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Interment was in the Cunningham cemetery.

Mr. Bristow had resided in Navarro county for 40 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. H. L. Laffoon and Mrs. Etta Miller, both of Malvern, Ark.; four sons, Daniel Bristow, Barlow, Ark.; Sim Bristow, Fort Worth; Harvey Bristow, Borger, and Robert Bristow, San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, George Bristow, Palestine; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Rainey, Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joe Seale, Roy Butler, Jack Megarity, Frank McCuiston, Elzie Hightower and Walter Beeman.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Warren Milton "Dock" Jackson
Jun 19, 1884 - Jul 13, 1938

W. M. JACKSON TO BE BURIED GRAPE CREEK CEMETERY

W. M. Jackson, 504 North Twenty-Fifth street, died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock. The funeral rites will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment will be in the Grape Creek cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are four brothers, J. L. Jackson, Corsicana; N. S. Jackson, Angus; S. L. Jackson, Kilgore, and R. O. Jackson, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Adams and Mrs. Charles Adams, both of South Carolina, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. T. Caffey, F. P. Caffey, J. S. Doolin, Walter Stewart, N. J. Middlebrooks and L. P. Tilton.

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Oletha Tillie (Melton) Pillans
Dec 17, 1896 - Oct 6, 1962

Mrs. Pillans Services Held

Mrs. Oletha Pillans, 65, of Winkler, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Milam county but had resided at Winkler 60 years.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the New Hope Baptist church with burial in the St. Elmo cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. C. Corley and Rev. Lee Brown.

Surviving are six sons, W. D. and J. M. Pillans, both of Streetman; L. J. Pillans, Dalhart; B. J. Pillans, Corsicana; R. P. and W. A. Pillans, both of Winkler; four daughters, Mrs. C. C. Young, Dallas; Mrs. H. E. Crumbley, Corsicana; Mrs. Homer Fullerton, Jr., Streetman; and Mrs. J. S. Satagaj, Eatontown, N. J.; 21 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Martha Melton, Abilene; five brothers, E. H. Melton, Munday; Wollard Melton, Lovington, N. M.; Wilburn Melton, Hamlin; Willie Melton, Lubbock, and S. L. Melton, California; three sisters, Mrs. Jim Wolfe, Haskell; Mrs. Flora Larkins, Abilene, and Mrs. Homer Phillips, Rising Star, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. B. Massey, Harold Massey, R. J. Ferguson, Preston Bonner, Billy M. Baker and Glen Gullett.

Corley directed.

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Fannie Rebecca (Walker) Anders
Dec 5, 1905 - Feb 18, 1939

FAIRFIELD, Feb. 27.—(Spl.)—Mrs. T. P. Anders, aged 30, died Saturday at her home in the St. Elmo community. Burial was at St. Elmo Sunday. Deceased is survived by her husband and three children and a sister, Miss Beryla Walker, recently appointed assistant in the county superintendent’s office here.

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Zachary Taylor Womack
Apr 10, 1855 - Feb 20, 1939

Z. T. WOMACK DIED STREETMAN MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

STREETMAN, Feb. 21,--(Spl.)—Funeral services for Z. T. Womack, 83, longtime resident of this community, were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the First Baptist church with interment in St. Elmo cemetery.

The deceased had made his home a portion of the time during the past twelve years in Fort Worth where he was an active member of the First Baptist church. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. D. Gilbert in Streetman about 10 a.m. Monday.

Surviving are six children: Mrs. Dave Clark, of Winkler, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Fred Marberry of Fort Worth; Mrs. T. H. Weldon of Cleburne; and C. M. Womack of Kansas City, Mo.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb. 21, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ida (Manning) Womack married Dec. 22, 1886 2nd wife Mary Lee “Mollie’ (Manning) Womack married Dec. 23, 1891

Thomas Jefferson “TJ” Colvin
Jul 15, 1861 - Feb 18, 1939

T. J. COLVIN WAS BURIED SUNDAY IN BAZETTE CEMETERY

Funeral services for T. J. Colvin, aged 77 years, native of Anderson county, who died at the home of his nephew, R. E. Colvin, three miles north of Kerens, Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Bazette church. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the Kerens Baptist church.

Interment was in the Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Wesley Colvin, Kansas City; a daughter, Mrs. Rhoda Welch, Atlanta, Ga., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Calvin Furman Patterson
Mar 18, 1909 - Dec 14, 1976

C. F. Patterson

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bazette Baptist Church for Calvin Furman Patterson, 68, native of Navarro County and resident of Robert Lee, who died in San Angelo Tuesday morning.

Burial will follow at Bazette Baptist Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, Charles Owen Patterson of San Antonio and Larry Erwin Patterson of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren, three sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec. 16, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Beatrice (Colvin) Patterson Married Dec. 23, 1933; s/o David Leslie “Dave” Patterson buried in Oakwood cemetery & Mazie Lee (Davis) Patterson-Aken buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Othel Berry McCullough
Jun 10, 1911 - Oct 1, 1939

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIED SUNDAY NIGHT IN DALLAS

Othel Berry McCullough, aged 28 years, former Corsicanan, died in Dallas Sunday night after an extended illness. Funeral rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home with interment in the Bazette cemetery. McCullough formerly was in the U. S. Navy.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mollie Lonon McCullough, Corsicana; two brothers, Audry McCullough, Onley, Texas and Buford McCullough, Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. R. L. McGlasson and Mrs. E. J. Jackson, both of Corsicana.

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INFANT SON Robinson
B&D Oct 5, 1939

Rites For Infant Son C. A. Robinson Campbell Cemetery

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Robinson, who died at the P. and S. Hospital, Thursday night, were held at the Campbell cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Surviving are his parents, a brother, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Travis and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Robinson.

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Mollie E. (Burchfield) Duke
Jan 5, 1862 - Sep 1, 1939

Obituary

Mrs. Mollie E. Duke, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pason Burchfield was born Jan. 5th 1862 at Mabin, Miss. She was at the time of her death the sole survivor of a family of seven brothers and sisters. She died at 2:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 1st 1939, at her home at 707 West Eleventh avenue, Corsicana.

She was married to Mr. Stephen Thomas Duke, Oct. 6, 1881. They came to Texas in 1883, living near Groesbeck and near Dawson for many years. Here Mr. Duke preceded her in death some 30 years ago. To this union were born three sons and one daughter, all of whom survive her. They are Messrs, Tiny Duke of Weslaco, Texas, Elijah Duke of Robstown, Texas, Audie Duke of Altus, Okla., and Mrs. Maude Soape of Corsicana. She is also survived by thirty-one grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Duke became a member of the Methodist church some fifty seven years ago and was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church at the time of her death. She loved her church and took an active part in all matters pertaining to the church and its work. Above all, she was a devout Christian, studying and striving daily to show herself approved unto all good works and faithful always. She was a kind, sweet devoted mother, a true loyal friend and neighbor, and she was loved and adored by all who knew her well.

She lived, she loved.
She strived to do His will,
Purest thoughts and noble deeds
Her daily life did fulfill.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams of Ft. Worth and Rev. R. A. Crosby, Kerens, at the McCammon Funeral Home at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon with burial at the Dawson cemetery by the side of her departed husband.

A. F. Soape of Angus, R. H. Soape of Overton, Ellis Moore of Ennis, Amos Hart, C. W. Taylor and Clay Griffith of Corsicana were pallbearers.

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Avis Sophronie “Fronie” (Meredith) Armentrout
Dec 10, 1872 - Oct 24, 1939

Bury Dawson Woman There on Wednesday

DAWSON, Oct. 27.—Funeral services for Mrs. Avis Sophronia Meredith Armentrout, aged 67 years, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Medly; a son Roy Armentrout; a brother, Tom Meredith and other relatives.

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Tapley Green Allen
Aug 31, 1869 - May 2, 1939

T. G. ALLEN DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

T. G. Allen, about 70, prominent resident of Providence community for many years, died in the Navarro Clinic at an early hour Tuesday morning. The funeral services will be held from the Providence church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Allen had resided in the Providence community for the past 40 years. He had been a member of the Navarro County Democratic Executive committee for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bobbie Allen, Providence; three daughters, Mrs. E. C. Ferguson, Dallas; Miss Annie Mae Allen, teacher in the Dallas schools, and Mrs. H. H. Syffert, Racine, La.; two sons, L. R. Allen, Dallas, and Charles Allen of Near Navasota; a step-son, Blake Norred, Dallas; a step-daughter, Mrs. C. F. Allen, Corpus Christi and a number of grandchildren.

L. B. Bonner & Company of Eureka is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 2, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Hattie Beulah (Dearmore) Allen 2nd wife Bobbie Angelina Penelopia (Lawhon) Norred-Allen-Niendam buried in Kerens cemetery, Kerens, Tx; s/o George Washington Allen & Susan A. (Sheets) Allen

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PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for T. G. Allen, aged 70 years, of the Providence community, who died at the Navarro Clinic early Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock form the Providence church. Interment was made in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mr. Allen had resided in the vicinity for the past 40 years. He was a member of the Navarro County Democratic Executive Committee for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bobbie Allen, Providence; three daughters, Mrs. E. C. Ferguson, Dallas; Miss Annie Mae Allen, teacher in the Dallas schools, and Mrs. H. H. Syffert, Racine, La.; two sons, L. R. Allen, Dallas, and Charles Allen of Near Navasota; a step-son, Blake Norred, Dallas; a step-daughter, Mrs. C. F. Allen, Corpus Christi and a number of grandchildren.

L. B. Bonner & Company of Eureka directed the funeral arrangements.

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John Foster Wesley Bradshaw
Jun 2, 1848 - Oct 31, 1939

FATHER OF NAVARRO COUNTY MAN PASSES AWAY IN DALLAS

DALLAS, Nov. 1.—John Foster Wesley Bradshaw, aged 91 years, inventor of a cotton chopping machine, an airplane and cotton gin improvements, died Tuesday at his home, 5011 Phillip, 12 days following the death of his wife.

A native of Tennessee, he came to Texas when 24 years of age.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, J. E. Bradshaw, Navarro county; Clyde Bradshaw, Cedar Hill; Fred Bradshaw, Dallas and Emmett Bradshaw, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Mrs. Margie Hendricks, Dallas; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov 1, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Johnnie Frances (Knowles) Bradshaw s/o Joseph Bradshaw & Martha Lawrence (Airlor) Bradshaw per death certificate (Inventor of cotton chopping machine, an airplane and cotton gin improvements)

Lucinda Alzina “Lucy” (Etheredge) Summerall
Nov 24, 1898 - Dec 16, 1939

Funeral Services Mrs. Fred Summerall Were Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Summerall, aged 41 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Oak Grove church with interment in the Oak Grove cemetery. She was a native of Navarro county. The rites were conducted by Rev. Rivers Cartledge and Jack Goff.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Etheridge, New London, and Abb Etheridge, Gilmer; three sisters, Mrs. Adron Early, Corsicana; Mrs. Percy Fletcher, Corsicana and W. L. Dickard, Hanaford, Calif.

Pallbearers were Forest Huggins, Leon Fletcher, Frank Etheridge, Jr., Grady Summerall, Stanford Summerall, Kenneth Roberts and Clyde Potters.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Marvin William Bain
Apr 23, 1930 - Sep 7, 1937

TWO DEAD RESULT AUTO ACCIDENTS NAVARRO COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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George Washington Brillhart
Sep 7, 1856 - Nov 21, 1936

Former Corsicana Resident Is Dead

G. W. Brillhart, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home in San Antonio two weeks ago, according to information received by Sterling Hornbeak from his sister, Miss Lois Hornbeak, who is spending the winter in San Antonio.

Mr. Brillhart was well known in Corsicana where he had many friends.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 14, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ella Susan (Polley) Brillhart buried in Oakwood cem., Austin, Tx. 2nd wife Mamie (Revis) Young-Brillhart married Mar. 14, 1903 buried in Oakwood cem., Corsicana, Tx. s/o Jacob Brillhart and Sarah Ann (Hamme) Brillhart buried in Lenhart Gerber Cemetery, Dover, Pa.
  • Buried Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tx.

John Henry Sheets
Aug 18, 1880 - Nov 6, 1939

JOHN H. SHEETS, ROANE BLACKSMITH, BURIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for John H. Sheets, age 59 years, who died at his home in Roane Monday night were held from the Methodist church in Roane Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery.

Mr. Sheets had been a resident of Roane 23 years and was engaged in the blacksmith business.

Surviving are his wife, Roane; and the following children: Narben Sheets, Roane; Egbert Sheets, Roane; Alton Sheets, Corsicana; Mrs. Melvin Gorman, Montfort; Mrs. Finnis Fluker, Corsicana; a brother, James Sheets, Grandview; six sisters, Mrs. Linnie Brock, Mrs. Dan Tucker, Mrs. W. M. Bowden, Mrs. S. E. Conner, Mrs. Dave DeBrock, Mrs. Annie Guynes, nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 7, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Y (Green) Sheets married Dec 6, 1903 s/o John Franklin “Frank” Sheets & Elizabeth Ellen (Reece) Sheets buried in Chatfield cemetery

William McDonald Griffith
Aug 11, 1873 - Jan 11, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. M. GRIFFITH BE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for W. M. Griffith, aged 65 years, Rice, Route 1, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday following a lingering illness, will be held from the Post Oak church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Russell Griffith, Shreveport, La.; Wesley Griffith, Rice, and Morris Griffith, Norman, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Willie Grimes, Rice; Mrs. Ralston, Bagwell and Mrs. Jo Freeman, Emhouse and nine grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. M. GRIFFITH

Funeral services for W. M. Griffith, aged 65 years, Rice, Route 1, who died Tuesday following an extended illness, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Post Oak church with interment in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Russell Griffith, Shreveport, La., Wesley Griffith, Rice, and Morris Griffith, Norman, Okla.; three daughters, daughters, Mrs. Willie Grimes, Rice; Mrs. Johnnie Ralston, Bagwell, and Mrs. Jo Freeman, Emhouse, and nine grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Grimes, Jim Freeman, Austin Griffith, Leonard Griffith, Clarence Griffith, and Joe Lean Grimes.

Sutherland and McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Ellen (Temple) Griffith
May 31, 1877 - Jun 10, 1944

MRS. W. M. GRIFFITH DIED IN CALIFORNIA; BURIAL AT POST OAK

Mrs. W. M. Griffith resident of Corsicana for 35 years, died Sunday while visiting her sons in Hayward, Calif. the body will be returned here for interment and the funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel, but arrangements are not complete. Burial will be in Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Wesley Griffith and Morris Griffith, both of Hayward, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. B. G. Grimes, Corsicana; Mrs. A. M. Ralston, Bagwell; Mrs. J. O. Freeman, Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs. Veda Hart, Durant,Okla.; Miss Alice Temple, Paris; a brother, John Temple, Kansas; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun. 13, 1944 - submitted by Diane Richards

Rites Saturday For Mrs. W. M. Griffith; Died In California

Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Griffith which were scheduled for Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, have been changed to Saturday afternoon at 3:30 from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Post Oak cemetery.

Mrs. Griffith died in Hayward, Calif., Sunday while visiting her sons.

Surviving are two sons, three daughters, two sisters, a brother, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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