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Jodie Eugene Stubbs
Mar 2, 1939 - Mar 3, 1939

Infant Died Early Friday; Burial In Oakwood Cemetery

Jodie Eugene, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stubbs, died at the family home in Zions Rest early Friday morning. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Friday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents.

The arrangements were directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Polk Hutchins
May 4, 1908 - Feb 15, 1939

JAMES P. HUTCHINS SUCCUMBS LINGERING ILLNESS WEDNESDAY

James Polk Hutchins, aged 30 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night following a lingering illness.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, James Morris and Remus LeRoy Hutchins; parents Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hutchins; three brothers, J. O., R. C. and F. L. Hutchins, and a sister, Mrs. Tom Crabb, all of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. C. Wilson, Nazarene minister.

Pallbearers will be L. F. Flynn, Hugh Fullerton, Jesse Robinson, Richard Harwell, B. McBroom, Sam Crabb and Chas. R. Cravins.

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FUNERAL SERVICES JAMES P. HUTCHINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for James Polk Hutchins, aged 30 years, who died Wednesday night at the P. and S. Hospital after an extended illness were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. C. Wilson, Nazarene minister.

Mr. Hutchins formerly was an employee of the American Well and Prospecting Company.

Survivors are his wife, two sons, James Morris Hutchins and Remus LaRow Hutchins; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hutchins; three brothers, J. O., R. C., and F. L. Hutchins, and a sister, Mrs. Tom Crabb, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were L. F. Flynn, Hugh Fullerton, Jesse Robinson, Richard Harwell, B. McBroom, Sam Crabb and Chas. R. Cravins.

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JAMES P. HUTCHINS BURIED SUNDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for James Polk Hutchins, aged 30 years, who died Wednesday night after an extended illness, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Corley chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. C. Wilson, Nazarene minister.

Interment was made Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery. Interment was delayed to await the arrival of relatives.

Survivors are his wife, two sons, James Morris and Remus LeRoy Hutchins; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hutchins; three brothers, J. O., R. C. and F. L. Hutchins, and a sister, Mrs. Tom Crabb, all of Corsicana.

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James Richard Steele
Apr 11, 1875 - Nov 21, 1939

J. R. STEELE DIED HERE ON TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

J. R. Steele, aged 64 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at his home on West Thirteenth avenue Tuesday.

Funeral rites are planned for Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Elery Steele, Gladewater; Edward, Raymond, Travis and Homer Steele, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Rufus H. Steele, Ralph Steele and Less Steele, all of Dallas; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland -McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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J. R. STEELE RITES AT BAPTIST CHURCH; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for J. R. Steele, aged 64 years, who died Tuesday at his home on West Thirteenth avenue, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church. He had been a long-time resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Elery Steele, Gladewater; Edward, Raymond, Travis and Homer Steele, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Rufus H., Ralph and Less Steele, all of Dallas; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Beauchamp, Dick Beauchamp, Thomas Curtis, R. L. Dickson, Marvin Tanner and Robert Lee.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Anna Mildred (Weeks) Curry
Sep 19, 1861 - Jun 17, 1939

MRS. W. R. CURRY DEAD; FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY

Mrs. W. R. Curry, age 78 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Collins at Godlett Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at Roane Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock and the rites will be conducted by Rev. Parks Redwine. Burial will be in Oakwood.

Mrs. Curry had been a resident of the Roane community for many years and had gone to visit her daughter following the death of her husband a few weeks ago.

Surviving are one son, Glenn Curry, Roane; ; five daughters, Mrs. R. L. Holloway, Corsicana; Mrs. Jim Estes, Roane; Miss Letha Curry, Roane; Mrs. George Collins, Godlett, and Mrs. Fred Warren, Bellview; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Bragg, K. C. McCrary, Bud West, Curry Butler, Vernon Frazier and Jess Burrow.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CURRY AT ROANE ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. R. Curry, 78, who died Saturday morning, were held at the Roane Baptist church at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Curry died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Collins at Godlett.

Surviving are one son, Glenn Curry, Roane; five daughters, Mrs. R. L. Holloway, Corsicana; Mrs. Jim Estes, Roane; Miss Letha Curry, Roane; Mrs. George Collins, Godlett, and Mrs. Fred Warren, Bellview; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. W. Bragg, K. C. McCrary, Bud West, Curry Butler, Vernon Frazier and Jess Burrow.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Henry Franklin “Frank” Bridges
Nov 24, 1915 - Apr 5, 1939

FRANK BRIDGES DIED WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Frank Bridges, aged 23 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Bridges, 723 West First avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the family home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are tentatively set for Thursday afternoon, pending arrival of relatives.

Surviving are his parents, nine brothers, Sam, Clayton, Charles and Lloyd Bridges, all of Corsicana; Jesse Bridges, Oakland, Calif.; S. T. Bridges, Jr., Dallas; Odell Bridges, Pampa; Richard Bridges, Luling and Allen Bridges, Fort Worth; and four sisters, Miss Dorothy Frances Bridges, Corsicana; Mrs. Lona Hines, Corsicana; Mrs. Mellie May, Hillsboro and Mrs. Ora Bilbrey, Fort Worth.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FRANK BRIDGES BE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Frank Bridges, aged 23 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning, will be held from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Bridges, 723 West First Avenue, Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Major Van Sweden of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are his parents, nine brothers, Sim, Clayton, Charles and Lloyd Bridges, Corsicana; Jesse Bridges, Oakland, Calif.; S. T. Bridges, Jr., Dallas; Odell Bridges, Pampa; Richard Bridges, Luling and Allen Bridges, Fort Worth; four sisters, Miss Dorothy Frances Bridges, Corsicana; Mrs. Lona Hines, Corsicana; Mrs. Nellie May, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Ora Bilbrey, Fort Worth.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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FRANK BRIDGES WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral rites for Frank Bridges aged 23 years, who died Wednesday morning were held at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Bridges, 723 West First Avenue Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Major Van Sweden of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are the parents, nine brothers, and four sisters.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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August Henry Wendorf, Jr.
Nov 1, 1921 - Jun 6, 1939

AUGUST WENDORF, JR. DIED LATE TUESDAY; BURIAL ON THURSDAY

POPULAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUCCUMBED FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS

August Wendorf, Jr., 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. August Wendorf, died at the family residence, 2115 West Fifth avenue, late Tuesday afternoon after several months illness, and funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church and Rev. C. A. Calhoun, Methodist pastor of Waco, will conduct the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving in addition to the parents, are one brother, Tommie; one sister, Jane; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wendorf of Corsicana, and grandmother, Mrs. W. G. Rushing of Dallas.

He was a member of the First Methodist church here; he was an Eagle Scout and an active member of the Hi-Y Club.

Pallbearers will be Hal Bookout, G. H. Weatherby, Ray Stewart, Gulick Robinson, Charles Martin, Richard Haney, Robert Yarbrough, Ben Blackmon, Tommy Crews, Leldon Harris, Maurice Jackson and John A. Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be the Corsicana High school football squad of 1939, the Boy Scouts of America, the Hi-Y club and the Corsicana schools faculty.

Arrangements for the funeral are being handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH BURIED IN OAKWOOD THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for August Wendorf, Jr., 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. August Wendorf, were held at the Corley Funeral chapel at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church here and Rev. C. A. Calhoun of Waco conducting the rites. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The boy died at the family residence 2115 West Fifth avenue late Tuesday afternoon after several months illness.

Surviving are his parents; one brother, Tommie; one sister, Jane; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wendorf of Corsicana and grandmother, Mrs. W. G. Rushing of Dallas.

He was a member of the First Methodist church; he was an Eagle Scout and an active member of the Corsicana Hi-Y Club.

Pallbearers were Hal Bookout, G. H. Weatherby, Ray Stewart, Gulick Robinson, Charles Martin, Richard Haney, Robert Yarborough, Ben Blackmon, Tommy Crews, Leldon Harris, Maurice Jackson and Johnny A. Pierce.

Honorary pallbearers were the Corsicana high school football squad of 1938, the senior class of 1939, the Boy Scouts, the Hi-Y Club and the school faculty.

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Clara Belle (Peacock) Martin
May 23, 1873 - Nov 17, 1939

MRS. BELLE MARTIN, FORMER CORSICANAN, WAS BURIED HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Martin, aged 66 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Dallas Friday, were held upon the arrival of the body over the interurban lines Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

Mrs. Martin is the widow of the late John M. Martin and niece of the late Captain Peacock. She resided in Corsicana for many years before moving to Dallas.

Surviving are one son, I. L. Martin and one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Bryant, and a brother, O. L. Peacock, all of Dallas.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Joseph “Joe” Sands
Jan 29, 1876 - May 1, 1939

JOE SANDS, NATIVE CHATFIELD CITIZEN, DIED ON TUESDAY

Joe Sands, aged 63 years, native of Chatfield and life-long resident of Navarro county, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Tuesday morning after an illness of several years.

Funeral rites will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. He had resided in Corsicana for many years and was prominent in Masonic and other circles until ill health caused his retirement. The Masons will have charge of the rites at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Sands, Corsicana; two-half sisters, Mrs. David Denbow, of Drane, and Mrs. Lola Gaines, Chatfield; and four half-brothers, C. C. Sands, chief deputy sheriff, Corsicana; Will Sands, Chatfield; Constable Leo Sands, Chatfield, and John Sands, Chatfield and a number of other relatives.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR JOE SAND, NATIVE OF CHATFIELD, HELD

Funeral rites for Joe Sands, aged 63 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, who died Monday afternoon at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church with the Masons in charge at the grave. He had long been prominent in Masonic circles. He was a native of Chatfield.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Sands, Corsicana; two half-sisters, Mrs. David Denbow, Drane, and Mrs. Lela Gaines, Chatfield; four half-brothers, C. C. Sands, Corsicana; Will Sands, Leo Sands, and John Sands, all of Chatfield, and other relatives.

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Eva Lorene (Humphrey) Mitchell
May 3, 1885 - Aug 12, 1970

Mrs. Mitchell Funeral Set

Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, 85, resident of Tupelo 80 years and native of Corsicana, died early Wednesday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Roy Ward will officiate. Burail will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. R. M. Bowden, Tupelo; Mrs. A. B. Smith, Corsicana, and Mrs. Charlie Szenasy, Rice; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and one brother, M. A. Humphrey, Tupelo.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 12, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Walter Hubert Mitchell; d/o Francis M. “Frank” Humphrey & Annie Mary (Warfield) Humphrey buried in New Chatfield cemetery

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Mitchell Rites Set Today

Funeral rites will be held for Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, 85, Tupelo, Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Roy Ward will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Slate, Amos Harwell, Ed Ellington, Ralph Wheeler, George Hodge and Tommy Wheeler.

Surviving are three daughters, eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one brother.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug. 13, 1970 - submitted by Diane Richards

Mitchell Rites

Funeral services were held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, 85, Tupelo. The Rev. Roy Ward officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one brother.

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Annie Mary (Humphrey) Lockhart
Jul 15, 1891 - May 28, 1960

Mrs. Lockhart Dies Saturday

Mrs. Mary Annie Lockhart, 68, wife of C. W. Lockhart, 950 West Ninth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Reynolds, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, assisted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

She was a member of the Tupelo Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Alex F. Lockhart, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Christine Riddle, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Helen Christen, Corsicana; four grandchildren; a brother, M. A. Humphries, Tupelo; a sister, Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, Tupelo, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Sat., May 28, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles William Lucian Lockhart; d/o Francis M. “Frank” Humphrey & Annie Mary (Warfield) Humphrey buried in New Chatfield cemetery

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Mrs. Lockhart Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Annie Lockhart, 68, wife of C. W. Lockhart, 950 West Ninth Avenue, who died Saturday in Memorial hospital, were held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Reynolds, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, assisted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Lockhart was a member of the Tupelo Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband and a son, Alex F. Lockhart, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Christine Riddle, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Helen Christen, Corsicana; four grandchildren, a brother, M. A. Humphries, and a sister, Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, both of Tupelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pleas Mitchell, Frank H. Warfield, George Robinson, Todd Maggard, J. C. Stover and Ray Maggard.

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Henry Louis “HL” Wendorf, Sr.
Mar 12, 1872 - Dec 7, 1940

H. L. WENDORF DIED AT HOME SATURDAY; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Henry Louis Wendorf, Sr., aged 68 years, long-time business man of Corsicana, died at his home, 118 North Twenty-first and One-Half street, Saturday morning, following a lingering illness.

Funeral rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the family home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., will have charge of the rites at the grave and Odd Fellows will be pallbearers.

A native of Fayette county, Texas, son of the late F. M. and Doris Hartz Wendorf, Mr. Wendorf attended school until nearly 16 years of age and in 1888 began his apprenticeship as a saddle and harness maker. After working in Dallas and in Sealy until 1894, he opened a business of his own in Carmine and remained there until 1901, when he returned to Sealy. After moving to Ballinger in 1910, he came to Corsicana in 1918 and opened a saddle and harness shop which he later sold to J. F. Taylor.

Mr. Wendorf opened a shoe shop and later sold his interest to his son, August Wendorf, and opened a repair shop on West Collin street, which he operated until March 1940, when a fire destroyed the building.

Mr. Wendorf was married to Mamie Marie Schier of Sealy on March 12, 1905. He joined the Woodmen of the World in 1897 and in 1908 became a charter member of the Sealy I. O. O. F. Lodge.

Mr. Wendorf was able to speak the German, Bohemian, Dutch and English languages.

Christened at the age of three in the Lutheran belief and confirmed at the age of 15, he became a member of the First Methodist church here in 1920.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, August H. Wendorf, Corsicana; D. Fred Wendorf, Alexandria, La.; V. Ed Wendorf, Corsicana, and H. L. Wendorf, Jr., Fort Worth; two daughters, Miss Emma D. Wendorf, Longview, and Mrs. Leo C. Hollien, Houston, and eight grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the funeral arrangements.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR H. L. WENDORF, SR. WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Henry Louis Wendorf, Sr., 68 years, long-time Corsicana business man, who died Saturday following an extended illness, were held from the family home, 118 North Twenty First and One-Half Street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., had charge of the rites at the grave. Odd Fellows were pallbearers.

A native Texan, Mr. Wendorf, had been a Corsicana resident since 1918. He retired from active business several months ago when fire destroyed his shoe repair shop and building on West Collin Street.

He was able to speak the German, Bohemian, Dutch and English languages.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, four sons, August H. Wendorf, Corsicana; Dr. Fred Wendorf, Alexandria, La.; V. Edd Wendorf, Corsicana, and H. L. Wendorf, Jr., Fort Worth; two daughters, Miss Emma D. Wendorf, Longview, and Mrs. Leo C. Hollien, Houston, and eight grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mamie Marie (Schier) Wendorf
Aug 13, 1875 - May 10, 1963

Mrs. Wendorf Dies Friday Rites Sunday

Mrs. H. L. Wendorf, 87, long-time Corsicana resident died early Friday morning at the Hillard Home.

Mrs. Wendorf was born Aug. 13, 1875 in Fayette County, Texas. She came to Corsicana in 1918.

Surviving are four sons, August and V. Ed Wendorf both of Corsicana; D. Fred Wendorf, Alexandria, La., and H. L. Wendorf, Jr., Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Minor, Longview, and Mrs. Gladys Howell, Houston; a brother, John Schier, Galveston; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and other relatives.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Sunday Rites Mrs. Wendorf

Funeral services for Mrs. H. L. Wendorf, Sr., 87, who died Friday morning will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Native of Fayette county, Texas, Mrs. Wendorf had resided in Corsicana since 1918.

Surviving are four sons, August and V. Ed Wendorf both of Corsicana; D. Fred Wendorf, Alexandria, La., and H. L. Wendorf, Jr., Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Minor, Longview, and Mrs. Gladys Howell, Houston; a brother, John Schier, Galveston; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Hold Services Mrs. Wendorf

Funeral services for Mrs. H. L. Wendorf, Sr., 87, who died Friday, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Native of Fayette county, Texas, Mrs. Wendorf had resided in Corsicana since 1918.

Surviving are four sons, August and V. Ed Wendorf both of Corsicana; D. Fred Wendorf, Alexandria, La., and H. L. Wendorf, Jr., Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Minor, Longview, and Mrs. Gladys Howell, Houston; a brother, John Schier, Galveston; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Thomas Gay “Tom” Wendorf, Sr.
Jan 10, 1930 - Jan 10, 2010

Services will be held for Thomas Gay Wendorf at 10 a.m., Jan. 30, 2010 at St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church, with Father Jim Haney officiating. Martha's Guild will provide a post-service reception and brunch for attendees. Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana, Texas, at 11 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2010, with Father Edwin Monk of St. John's Episcopal Church officiating, along with Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174 AF & AM.

Please join us in celebrating Tom's life by visiting his memorial at www.mem.com.

Mr. Wendorf passed away on Jan. 10, 2010 at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on Jan. 10, 1930, in Corsicana, to the late August H. and Doris Wendorf. He grew up in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1947. He graduated from Texas Western College, in El Paso, Texas, in with a degree in Biology in 1951. He was a member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.

Tom served our country in the U.S. Army. He spent most of his adult life in the laboratory equipment business. Tom was an active member of Khiva Shrine and he played often in the Shrine Band. Tom was an active member of St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church. He participated in various bible studies in the community.

Tom moved to Whisperwood Nursing Home in 2009 and had quickly become a vigorous part of the community.

Tom was preceded in death by his brother, August H. Wendorf, Jr.; and sister, Jane Cater. Tom is survived by his son, Thomas G. Wendorf and wife Suzanne of San Antonio; grandsons, Mark Wendorf of Hong Kong, Stephen Wendorf of San Antonio and Mitchell Wendorf of San Antonio; cousin, Louise Hemphill Ullom of Washington state; and by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family expresses their warm and heartfelt appreciation for the many favors and kindnesses extended by the congregation of St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church, Father Jim Haney, John and Carroll Akard, James McNabb, Tom and Lynn Jackson, Whisperwood Nursing Home Staff, Covenant Medical Center Staff, Rachel Beggs and other DADS Staff and Tom's many other friends and supporters.

The family suggests that memorials be sent to St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church, 1510 Avenue X, Lubbock, TX 79401; or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 6077 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030; or the charity of your choice.

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Henry Bascom Rushing
Apr 24, 1867 - Sep 5, 1935

Funeral services for H. Bascom Rushing, aged 68 years, former grocer and employee of Navarro county, who died at his home, 1402 West Seventh avenue, Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, were held from the family home Friday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He formerly was engaged in the oil business in South Texas and served as postmaster at Batson, Texas, a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Faulk Rushing, Corsicana, and two cousins, Wattie Maske, Beaumont and Joe Maske, Houston.

Pallbearers were Eugene Highnote, Joe Buchanan, Walter Hayes Frank Haslam, Harry Pollock and Tom Blakeley.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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Sallie (Faulk) Rushing
Mar 14, 1869 - Nov 3, 1961

Monday Services Mrs. Rushing

Final rites for Mrs. Sallie Rushing, 92, formerly of Corsicana, who died at the C. C. Young Memorial Home in Dallas Friday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. She had resided in Dallas 13 years.

The services were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three brothers, J. W. Faulk, Dallas; George Faulk, Fort Worth, and Frank Faulk, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jack S. Haslam, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Chambliss, L. I. Griffin, T. L. Carlisle, W. T. Carter, T. H. Farmer, K. L. McKeown, H. E. Metcalf and W. Art Martin.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” McElwee
Oct 20, 1866 - Jun 24, 1939

HEART ATTACK FATAL SATURDAY NIGHT TO MISS LIZZIE M’ELWEE

LIFE-LONG RESIDENT CORSICANA LAID AT REST ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Miss Elizabeth McElwee, life-long resident of Corsicana, died of a heart attack at 9:30 Saturday night and funeral services were held at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel at 5:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian church, conducted the rites. Burial was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving were one brother, Tom McElwee, prominent Corsicana bakery operator; and one sister, Miss Ann McElwee, also of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dr. A. B. Horn, Wesley Edens, Pat Brown, Jack Roberts, A. B, Douglas, A. Hastings Harrison, Max Almond and Joel C. Trimble.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

“Miss Lizzie” as she was known to many residents of Corsicana, was of a quiet, unassuming personality, but was beloved by a large circle of friends who had known her through the years she had quietly ministered to the needs of the underprivileged and lived her unobtrusive but useful life. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

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Ann McElwee
Jan, 23, 1859 - Jan 15, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON MISS ANN M’ELWEE

Miss Ann McElwee, 85, native of Corsicana died at the home of Mrs. Will S. Knight, 832 West Seventh avenue, Monday at 6:30 p.m. following an illness of several years.

She is survived by a brother, W. T. McElwee, prominent Corsicana business man.

Funeral services are planned Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by the Rev. W. O. Harmon, pastor of the First Christian church.

Pallbearers are: Wesley Edens, Dr. A. B. Horn, A. B. Douglas, Sidney Brietz, W. P. Brown, Hastings Harrison, E. W. Hable, and Ben Blackmon.

Born in Corsicana January 23, 1859, Miss McElwee was prominent in the social and religious life of the city until stricken five years ago. She was well known here where she has many friends.

The Collin Street Bakery was closed Tuesday on account of the death of Miss McElwee.

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Bonnie B. (Harriott) Cobb-Hartley
Jun 2, 1913 - Mar 10, 1939

MRS. BONNIE HARTLEY DIED LATE SATURDAY FUNERAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Bonnie B. Hartley, aged 27 years, died at 803 East Tenth avenue Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Griffin; pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. S. M. Wood, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. J. C. Thedford, Tyler; Mrs. M. M. Wood, Tyler; Mrs. Marion Harriott, Tyler; Mrs. A. D. Britton, Houston, and Jodie Mullins, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were C. C. Barron, C. M. Barron, J. R. Daniels, L. O. Taylor, J. B. Wallace and Claude Yarbrough.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 13, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (monument says born Jun. 2, 1913, death certificate says born Jun 2, 1911) 1st husband Vernon Cobb married Aug. 2, 1928 2nd husband R. B. Hartley married Apr. 15, 1933 d/o Thomas W. Harriott buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Tyler, Tx. and Eva J. (Phipps) Harriott-Mullins-Woods buried in Laurel Land cemetery, Dallas, Tx.

Walter Vinson
Oct 26, 1887 - Oct 29, 1960

Walter Vinson Services Held

Final rites for Walter (Boney) Vinson, long-time resident, who died Saturday at Twilight Home were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving is his wife of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were C. H. Allen, Paul and Curtis Chandler, Jack Stevens, John Mullins and Ollie Findly.

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Joe Muirhead
Jul 22, 1926 - Sep 14, 1945

Pvt. Joe Muirhead Died In Korea; No Details Received

Pvt. Joe Muirhead, 20, died in Korea September 14, according to a message received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Muirhead, 517 West Sixteenth Avenue, from the war department.

Other details of Private Muirhead’s death will follow in a letter, the telegram said. The last letter received from Private Muirhead was written on August 30, and at that time he was well, and still on Okinawa.

After attending the Emhouse School, he entered the service in August, 1944, and trained for the infantry at Ft. Meade, Md. He went overseas last June.

Private Muirhead’s twin brother, John lives in Corsicana and he is survived by several other brothers and sisters.

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Walter McDonald Muirhead
Apr 20, 1888 – Aug 21, 1970

Morehead Rites Planned Today

W. D. Morehead, age 82, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. He had been a resident of Corsicana for 79 years and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James McKee officiating and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, T. L. and Lewis of Corsicana, John Mansfield and D. B. of Waco; five daughters, Mrs. T. H. McElvaney of Garland, Mrs. R. J. Saxon and Mrs. J. C. Mosier of Orange, Mrs. J. W. Phinney Jr. of Elgin AFB, Fla., and Mrs. James Scott of Baytown; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Hawkins of Lubbock; nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Aug. 23, 1970 - submitted by Diane Richards

Morehead Rites Held Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home for W. D. Morehead who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The rites were conducted by the Rev. James McKee, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 24, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Arden) Muirhead
  • (obit and death certificate say Morehead but monument says Muirhead)

Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Arden) Muirhead
Nov 8, 1895 - Sep 3, 1953

Mrs. Morehead Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. D. Morehead, 57, 1308 West Fourteenth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Morehead had resided in Corsicana 26 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, L. B., Lewis and Troy Lee Morehead, all of Corsicana, and John Morehead, Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. T. H. McElvany, Garland; Mrs. R. J. Saxon, Baytown; Mrs. F. M. Stephenson, Orange, and Misses Nellie and Jane Morehead, both of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren; three brothers, Jim and Virgil Arden, both of Travers, Calif., and Luther Arden, Kilgore; four sisters, Mrs. Susie Willingham, Mrs. Sallie Gafford and Mrs. Delmer Neal, all of Troup, and Mrs. Curtis Currie, Corsicana.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat, Sep 5, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Walter McDonald Muirhead; d/o Thomas F. Arden & Addie Carolyn (Kennedy) Arden
  • (the obit says Morehead but her death certificate and monument say Muirhead)

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Mrs. Morehead Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. D. Morehead, 57, 1308 West Fourteenth Avenue, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of West Side Baptist Church.

Mrs. Morehead died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Morehead had resided in Corsicana 26 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, L. B., Lewis and Troy Lee Morehead, all of Corsicana, and John Morehead, Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. T. H. McElvany, Garland; Mrs. R. J. Saxon, Baytown; Mrs. F. M. Stephenson, Orange, and Misses Nellie and Jane Morehead, both of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren; three brothers, Jim and Virgil Arden, both of Travers, Calif., and Luther Arden, Kilgore; four sisters, Mrs. Susie Willingham, Mrs. Sallie Gafford and Mrs. Delmer Neal, all of Troup, and Mrs. Curtis Currie, Corsicana.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Donald Boone Muirhead
Aug 8, 1919 - Aug 30, 1975

D. B. Morehead

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Daniel Boone Morehead, 56, who died Saturday in Waco. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by three sons, Mitchell Prowell and Tom Prowell, both of Corsicana, and Lee Prowell of Waco; three daughters, Donna Kay Muirhead and Doris Campbell, both of Houston, and Mrs. Don Johnson of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. Beula Morehead of Corsicana; three brothers Louis Morehead and Troy Morehead both of Corsicana and John Morehead of Arlington; and five sisters, Mrs. T. H. McElvany of Garland, Mrs. Bob Saxon of Diboll, Mrs. Jim Phinney and Mrs. James Scott, both of Baytown and Mrs. Louise Mosier of Burkeville.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun, Aug 31, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWII Veteran
  • h/o Iola (Fowler) Prowell-Muirhead s/o Walter McDonald Muirhead and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Arden) Muirhead
  • (1st obit says Morehead his name is spelled Muirhead in second obit but the rest in the obit are spelled Morehead—his monument and death certificate says Muirhead)

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D. B. Muirhead

Services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today in the Corley Chapel for Donald Boone Muirhead, 56, who died Saturday in Waco. The Rev. David Hale was to officiate. Burial was to be in the Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by three sons, Mitchell Prowell and Tom Prowell, both of Corsicana, and Lee Prowell of Waco; three daughters, Donna Kay Muirhead and Doris Campbell, both of Houston, and Mrs. Don Johnson of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. Beula Morehead of Corsicana; three brothers Louis Morehead and Troy Morehead both of Corsicana and John Morehead of Arlington; and five sisters, Mrs. T. H. McElvany of Garland, Mrs. Bob Saxon of Diboll, Mrs. Jim Phinney and Mrs. James Scott, both of Baytown and Mrs. Louise Mosier of Burkeville.

Pallbearers were James Scott, Jimmy Phinney, Billy Morehead, Ray Poteet, Robert Watkins and Earl Watkins.

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Willie Dale (Magness) Muirhead
Sep 21, 1921 - May 14, 2014

Muirhead, Dale Passed away 5-14-14 at age 92. Born 9-2-1921 in Wortham, TX, she graduated from Wortham high school as its Valedictorian in 1938 with the highest grade point average in TX up till that date. She married Fred Muirhead, Sr., who preceded her in death in 2004, on 12-31-1939. They resided in Dallas most of their married life.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Mummert and Sherrie Jenkins, and one son William Muirhead. Her eldest son, Fred Muirhead, Jr, passed away in 2006. Dale was blessed with 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother.

Visitation will be held at Jaynes on Tues, 5-20-14, 6-8 PM, with funeral services at Jaynes Wed, 5-21-14, at 11 AM. Interment will be at 2:30 on Wed at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX.

Notes:

  • Published in Dallas Morning News on May 19, 2014
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Freddie Halbert “Fred” Muirhead

Rachel (Muirhead) Hankins
Jan 12, 1901 - Nov 4, 1970

Hankins Rites

FAIRFIELD (Spl.)—Funeral services were held recently for Mrs. Rachael Hankins at the Assembly of God Church in Fairfield. The Rev. W. D. Metzgar and the Rev. R. B. Nichols officiated. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Hankins is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sue Garrick of Dallas and Mrs. Jean Bigaretti of Hurst; a son, the Rev. B. B. Hankins of West Columbia; two sisters, Mrs. L. M. Box and Mrs. Aggie Munn of Dallas; two brothers, I. E. Muirhead of Longview and Jack Muirhead of Longview and Jack Muirhead of Eastland; six grandsons and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Jimmy Evans Drew, Jr.
Mar 16, 1931 - Mar 21, 1939

JIMMIE DREW, AGED EIGHT YEARS, DIED FRIDAY MORNING

Jimmie Drew, Jr., aged eight years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Drew, 807 West Thirteenth avenue, died at the Navarro Clinic Friday morning at 11 o’clock after a several days illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery the rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

The little lad was in the second grade of the Wm. B. Travis school.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Kenneth Wayne Drew, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Watson, Henderson, and G. J. Drew, of Missouri.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JIMMIE DREW ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Jimmie Drew, Jr., eight years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Drew, 807 West Thirteenth avenue, were held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church. The little lad died at the Navarro Clinic Friday morning after a several days’ illness.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Kenneth Wayne Drew, Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Watson, Henderson and G. J. Drew, Missouri.

Pallbearers were Lewis Foster, O. W. Allison, Clyde Sharrer and H. F. Borg.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lela Vada (Seagraves) Cunningham
Aug 22, 1889 - Jun 11, 1974

Mrs. Cunningham

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Richard (Lela) Cunningham, 85, resident of Waco who died Tuesday in Waco. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Corsicana, a former resident, and member of the Methodist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Seagraves.

Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Janet Spicer of Dallas; and several cousins.

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Mrs. Cunningham

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Richard (Lela) Cunningham, 85, resident of Waco, who died Tuesday in Waco.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Rev. Frank Williams was to officiate.

Survivors include several cousins.

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Graham (Sheets) Conner
Mar 28, 1888 - Feb 12, 1960

Sunday Rites For Mrs. Conner

Mrs. Graham Conner, 72, native of Chatfield, long-time Corsicana resident, died at her home, 616 South Sixteenth street Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Northside Baptist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor Calvary, assisted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of Northside Baptist church.

Mrs. Conner was a member of Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are five sons, Otis E. and Eddie E. Conner, both of Midland; James D. Conner, Dallas; Rev. Leonard C. Conner, Wellington, and Robert Preston Conner, San Antonio; six daughters, Mrs. Sidney Laningham, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Oscar L. Sikes, Mrs. J. W. Dill and Mrs. Earl Campbell, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Martin Neill, Midland, and Mrs. Leslie Davenport, Houston; a brother, Jim Sheets, Grand Prairie; four sisters, Mrs. Estelle Tucker, and Mrs. Linnie Chandler, both of Corsicana; Maud DeBrock, Kilgore, and Mrs. Annie Gwins, Albuquerque, N. M.; 42 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Seale, Melvin Gorman, Clark Butler, Marshall Weems, Willie Cook, Rev. A. L. Harris, Buford Dyer and Egbert Sheets.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb 13, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Sherrod Elighue Conner; d/o John Franklin “Frank” Sheets & Elizabeth Ellen (Reece) Sheets buried in Chatfield cemetery

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Hold Services For Mrs. Graham Conner

Funeral services for Mrs. Graham Conner, 72, who died at her home, 616 South Sixteenth street, Friday night were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Northside Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, of which she was a member, assisted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of Northside. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Chatfield, Mrs. Conner had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are five sons, Otis E. and Eddie E. Conner, both of Midland; James D. Conner, Dallas; Rev. Leonard C. Conner, Wellington, and Robert Preston Conner, San Antonio; six daughters, Mrs. Sidney Laningham, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Oscar L. Sikes, Mrs. J. W. Dill and Mrs. Earl Campbell, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Martin Neill, Midland, and Mrs. Leslie Davenport, Houston; a brother, Jim Sheets, Grand Prairie; four sisters, Mrs. Estelle Tucker, and Mrs. Linnie Chandler, both of Corsicana; Maud DeBrock, Kilgore, and Mrs. Annie Gwins, Albuquerque, N. M.; 42 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Seale, Melvin Gorman, Clark Butler, Marshall Weems, Willie Cook, Rev. A. L. Harris, Buford Dyer and Egbert Sheets.

Griffin directed.

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Emma E. Martin, Miss
Aug 20, 1857 - Nov 1, 1939

MISS EMMA MARTIN, LONG TIME RESIDENT CORISCANA, DIES

Miss Emma Martin, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ralph Beaton, here Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Beaton and Miss Gussie Martin, Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements are in complete.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

Notes:

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MISS EMMA MARTIN FUNERAL RITES BE HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Miss Emma Martin, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday afternoon, will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Beaton and Miss Gussie Martin, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Dr. L. E. Kelton, Sr., T. J. Walton, Chas. Banister, C. W. Taylor, Robert Watt, W. J. Seelig, W. P. McCammon and Earl Jones of Dallas.

Notes:

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MISS EMMA MARTIN

Funeral services for Miss Emma Martin, who died Wednesday were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Beaton and Miss Gussie Martin, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dr. L. E. Kelton, Sr., T. J. Walton, Chas. Bannister, C. W. Taylor, Robert Watt, W. J. Seelig, W. P. McCammon, Earl Jones, Dallas, and H. E. Metcalf.

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Augusta Amelia “Gussie” Martin, Miss
Mar 23, 1862 - May 10, 1956

Saturday Rites For Miss Martin

Miss Augusta Amelia Martin, 94, long-time resident of Corsicana, died in Dallas Thursday. She was the sister of the late Mrs. Ralph Beaton and Miss Emma Martin, long-time Corsicana residents.

Miss Martin was a member of the First Methodist church here.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery her Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducting. Previous services will be held Saturday morning in Dallas.

Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. E. H Kimball, Dallas; Mrs. L. H. Gross, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. A. J. Boots, Memphis, Tenn.

McCammon will direct.

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Rites Saturday For Miss Martin

Graveside rites for Miss Augusta Amelia Martin, 94, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in Dallas Thursday, were held at Oakwood cemetery, here Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Miss Martin was a member.

Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. E. H. Kimball, Dallas; Mrs. L. H. Gross, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. A. J. Boots, Memphis, Tenn., and other relatives.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Lillie (Sanders) Shelton
Jan 29, 1865 - Apr 26, 1939

MRS. LILLIE SHELTON BURIED HERE MONDAY; DIED IN ST. LOUIS

Mrs. Lillie Shelton, aged 74 years, who died in St. Louis Wednesday, was buried here Monday morning at 9 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Mrs. Shelton was the widow of the late George Shelton, pioneer resident of Corsicana.

The body arrived in Corsicana Sunday morning.

Surviving is a son, Harold Shelton, St. Louis.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Dave Spencer Bates
Feb 1871 - Mar 4, 1939

FORMER CORSICANA DIED IN DALLAS; WAS BURIED HERE TODAY

Funeral services for D. S. Bates, about 68 years, former Corsicanan, who died in Dallas Saturday, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Survivors include two brothers, W. W. Bates, Corsicana, and S. C. Bates, Mercedes, and two sisters, Mrs. S. C. Foster, Groesbeck, and Mrs. Wyatt Priddy, Mexia.

Pallbearers were R. E. Schoepps, William Evans, Joe Pillans, S. J. Rouse, Guy Sitton and Ruby Owens.

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Elisha Wayman Washburn
Mar 14, 1863 - Apr 6, 1939

E. A. WASHBURN RETIRED FARMER, BURIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Elisha A. Washburn, aged 76 years, retired farmer, 2132 West First Avenue who died at an early hour Thursday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggard B. Howell, pastor of the church. He was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Texas for 26 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six sons, R. I. Washburn, Brownsboro; C. A. Washburn, Corsicana; F. H. Washburn, Corsicana; Dewey Washburn, Richland; Miles Washburn, Corsicana and Julian Washburn, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. H. B. Bentley, Eustace; Mrs. J. V. Heflin, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ed Laughlin, Elroy, Ariz.; 29 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jim Taylor, Andrew G. Steele, Erwin Sandlin, Harry Traw, Everett Gentsch, Ruby Owens and Ben Joe Acock.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Fred Vertia Lafayette, Jr.
B&D Feb 9, 1939

Infant Died In Kilgore; Burial Here on Friday

An infant of Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Lafayette of Kilgore died in Kilgore early Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock where interment will be made.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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William Lafayette
Dec 18, 1854 - Dec 23, 1941

AGED RESIDENT OF CARLISLE BURIED THERE ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for William LaFayette, aged 87 years, who died at his home in Carlisle Tuesday were held from the First Baptist church at Carlisle Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery here Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. He formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Fred L. LaFayette, Laird, Ill.; Denmon L. LaFayette, Carlisle; George W. LaFayette, Palm Spring, Calif., and John L. LaFayette Michigan; and three daughters,, Mrs. Lou Ashworth, Corsicana; Mrs. Kate Williamson, El Paso and Mrs. Bulah Hughes, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Sarah Bell (Carter) Lafayette
Jan 12, 1869 - Jan 28, 1951

Mrs. Lafayette Killed Sunday

Mrs. William Lafayette, 82, of Dallas, was killed in an automobile-pick-up truck crash near Fairfield. A son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Lafayette of Dallas, and a grandson were seriously injured and were in a Fairfield hospital Monday.

Mrs. Lafayette is a former resident of Corsicana. She had been visiting a son at Conroe and was en route back to Dallas when the accident occurred.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Willis R. Blackmon, Primitive Baptist minister of Mexia.

Surviving are three sons, D. J. Lafayette, Dallas; G. W. Lafayette, Palm Springs, Calif., and F. B. Lafayette, Conroe; two daughters, Mrs. A. T. Williamson, Navarro and Mrs. W. W. Ashworth, Angus, a brother W. D. Carter, Malakoff, and other relatives.

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Mrs. Lafayette Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. William Lafayette, 82, of Dallas, killed in an automobile accident Sunday near Fairfield, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Willis R. Blackmon, Primitive Baptist minister of Mexia. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Lafayette is a former resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, D. J. Lafayette, Dallas; G. W. Lafayette, Palm Springs, Calif.; and F. B. Lafayette, Conroe; two daughters, Mrs. A. T. Williamson, Navarro, and Mrs. W. W. Ashworth, Angus; a brother, W. D. Carter, Malakoff, and other relatives.

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Benjamin Rex Lonsford
Apr 9, 1911 - Jan 1, 1939

Former Corsicana Resident Is Dead

Benjamin Rex Lonsford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lonsford, formerly of Corsicana, died at Bakersfield, California, Sunday, according to information received here by his uncle, Fred Jeffers.

The body will be returned to Corsicana for burial but definite arrangements have not been completed.

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B. REX LONSFORD FUNERAL RITES BE HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Benjamin Rex Lonsford, who died Sunday morning in Bakersfield, California, will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lonsford, California; two children, Benotia Carol and Billie Rex, and other relatives.

The body will arrive over the Southern Pacific lines at 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

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BODY REX LONSFORD ARRIVED THURSDAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY

The body of Benjamin Rex Lonsford, who died in Bakersfield arrived in Corsicana early Thursday afternoon and will remain at the residence of Fred Jeffers, 2016 West Second avenue until the funeral hour.

The funeral will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mr. J. B. Lonsford of California, two children, Benotia Carol and Billie Rex, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR B. REX LONSFORD

Funeral services for Benjamin Rex Lonsford aged 27 years, who died in Bakersfield, California, Sunday, were held from the chapel of Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The body reached Corsicana Thursday afternoon and was taken to the home of Fred Jeffers, 2016 West Second Avenue, where it remained until the funeral hour.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lonsford, and two children, Benotia Carol and Billie Rex Lonsford, all of California, and other relatives.

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B. REX LONSFORD BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Benjamin Rex Lonsford, aged 27 years, who died in Bakersfield, Calif., Sunday, were held from the chapel of Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers were Boyd Finch, A. H. Freeman, John Harris Montford, Clifford Haley, George Houser and G. T. Moore. The body reached Corsicana Thursday afternoon and was taken to the home of Fred Jeffers, 2016 West Second Avenue, where it remained until the funeral hour.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lonsford, and two children, Benotia Carol and Billie Rex Lonsford, all of California, and other relatives.

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James Benjamin Lonsford
Oct 27, 1885 - Mar 28, 1953

Ben Lonsford Services Monday

Funeral services for Ben Lonsford, 67, former Corsicana resident, who died in St. Paul’s Hospital, who died in St. Paul’s Hospital Dallas, early Saturday, were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Mouser, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were John H. Montfort, J. S. Finch, N. Suttle Roberts, Harry Clowe, George Hudson and C. B. Haley.

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Maggie (Stansell) Williams
Jun 15, 1863 - Oct 15, 1939

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN FT. WORTH MONDAY

Mrs. Maggie Williams, aged 76 years, former resident of Corsicana, died Monday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Minnie Evans, in Fort Worth Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock and a short service was conducted at Oakwood cemetery here Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock where interment was made. Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church, officiated.

Surviving are her sister and a granddaughter, Margaret Pierce of Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements here.

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Mary Jane “Minnie” (Stansell) Evans
Nov 11, 1866 - Jul 21, 1942

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN FORT WORTH TODAY

Mrs. John W. Evans, about 80, former resident of Corsicana, died in Fort Worth Tuesday morning, friends here were advised. Funeral rites are expected to be held here some time Wednesday.

Mr. Evans’ late husband was connected with the L. H. Lee and Walton Furniture Company for many years.

Surviving are four daughters, three sons, several grandchildren and other relatives. One son, Forest Evans, resided in Corsicana until a few days ago, when he moved to Waco, friends reported.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 21, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Wesley Evans married May 26, 1880 (some sources say she was married to a Bushon, unable to find any record of that marriage); d/o Sam Stansell and Fannie (Reed) Stansell (per sister, Maggie Williams’ death certificate)
  • Oakwood cemetery

Forest Franklin “Hosie” Evans
Jan 31, 1890 - Jan 26, 1962

Sunday Rites For F. F. Evans

Funeral services for F. F. Evans, 71, retired service station operator, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Baptist minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Evans, a native of Corsicana died in Memorial Hospital Friday night.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Wavy F. Evans, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. W. W. May, Waco and Mrs. Jack McEvoy, Wursberg, Germany; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Lee Evans, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. A. R. Payne, Fort Worth; Mrs. Joe Tabor, Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Osma Johnson, Hollywood, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Willard Maines, George Busby, Pete Green, Earl Green, Earl Shults and Charlie Bryant.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 29, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Katherine “Katie” (Weathersbee) Evans; s/o John Wesley Evans & Mary Jane “Minnie” (Stansell) Bushon-Evans (not sure about the Bushon)

Mary Katherine “Katie” (Weathersbee) Evans
Mar 1, 1892 - Nov 3, 1976

Mrs. Evans

Services are pending at Corley’s Funeral Home for Ms. Mary Katherine Evans, 84, of Waco who died Wednesday in Waco.

Her husband, F. F. Evans, preceded her in death in 1962.

Survivors include: one son, Wavy F. Evans of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. W. F. May, Waco; Mrs. Jack McEvoy, Bastrop; and one sister, Mrs. Annie Green of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Evans

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary (Kate) Evans, 84, former Corsicana resident who died Wednesday in Waco, Rev. Roland Behnke will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Evans was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Corsicana until three years ago when she moved to Waco. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a son, Wavy F. Evans of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. W. F. May of Waco and Mrs. Jack McEvoy of Bastrop; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Annie Green of Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Georgia Ann “Georgie” (Buley) Carroll-Pierce
1890 - Apr 24, 1939

MRS. GEORGIE PIERCE DIED HERE MONDAY; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

Mrs. Georgie Pierce, aged 47 years, died at 210 West Fifth avenue Monday morning. She had resided in Corsicana for 10 years.

Funeral services will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Carroll, Oakwood, Texas, and Rube Pierce, Corsicana; and three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Pelham, Tatum, Texas, and Mrs. T. J. Ridden and Mrs. R. C. Logan, both of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 24, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Joseph Carroll 2nd husband David Maston Pierce; d/o Homer Buley & Jane (Rushin/Rushing) Buley

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. GEORGIE PIERCE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgie Pierce, age 47 years, who died early Monday morning, were held from the family residence, 210 West Fifth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church. She had resided in Corsicana for the past 10 years.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Carroll, Oakwood, and Rube Pierce, Corsicana; and three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Pelham, Tatum, Texas, and Mrs. T. J. Ridden and Mrs. R. C. Logan, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. C. Bonner, J. S. Roth, B. McBroom, H. Bivin, E. Morrow and John Storrie.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Joseph Cleveland/Copeland Henderson
Dec 29, 1862 - Apr 15, 1939

Joseph C. Henderson

Long-Time Resident Corsicana Died In Louisiana Friday

Joe C. Henderson, long-time resident of Corsicana, died in Louisiana Friday night, according to information received here Saturday. Burial will be made in Corsicana Sunday, it was stated.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR JOE C. HENDERSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Joe C. Henderson, aged 78 years, former Corsicanan, who died at an early hour in Gibsland, La., Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Henderson had resided in Corsicana for 40 years prior to moving to Tyler several months ago. He was visiting two sisters at Gibsland, La., when he was stricken with a heart attack. Mr. Henderson was connected with the American Well and Prospecting Company for many years.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F. had charge of the rites at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, of Tyler; a son, O. C. Henderson, Dalhart; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Carr, Tyler, and Mrs. E. M. Keathley, Houston; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Copeland and Mrs. Mary Mason, both of Gibsland, La., and two brothers, W. L. Henderson, Corsicana and S. B. Henderson, Kilgore.

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William Henry Young
Aug 3, 1860 - Mar 8, 1939

Former Resident Died Wednesday Corpus Christi

W. H. Young, former resident of Corsicana, but for a number of years making his home in Aransas Pass, died at Corpus Christi Wednesday, according to information received by friends of the family.

Funeral services will be held in this city Thursday with burial in Oakwood cemetery but arrangements have not been completed.

Mr. Young is well known in Corsicana where he has many friends.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. YOUNG BE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for W. H. Young of Aransas Pass, former Corsicanan, who died in Corpus Christi Wednesday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites here will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife of Aransas Pass; a daughter, Mrs. A. H. Moore and two grandchildren, Nancy and William Moore, all of South Texas; and two brothers and three sisters who reside in Kentucky.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. YOUNG FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. H. Young, Aransas Pass bank president, who died in Corpus Christi Wednesday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, where interment was made. Judge Young formerly resided in Corsicana. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife of Aransas Pass; a daughter, Mrs. T. H. Moore, and two grandchildren, Nancy Moore and William Moore, all of South Texas; and two brothers and sisters who reside in Kentucky.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr.; M. C. Caston, R. N. Elliott, Cal E. Kerr and Douglas Jackson.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangement.

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Nannie E. (Atherton) Young
Sep 30, 1858 - Jun 6, 1944

RITES ON THURSDAY FOR MRS. W. H. YOUNG WITH BURIAL HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Young, who died at her home in Aransas Pass Tuesday, will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., Dr. L. C. Polk, M. C. Caston, Allen Edens, Earl Ellis and A. G. Elliott.

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Funeral Services Thursday Afternoon For Mrs. W. H. Young

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Young, who died in Aransas Pass were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Out of relatives in attendance at the funeral of the late Mrs. W. H. Young of Aransas Pass on Thursday afternoon were Mrs. Holt Moore of Aransas Pass, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Henderson of Houston, Mrs. Tom B. Darst of Richmond, Mrs. Mary Pool of Houston, and Mr. and Mrs. George Miller of Dallas, who were guests in the home of Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Jr., while here.

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Alice C. (Bynum) Brown-McLaughlin
Jun 9, 1872 - Oct 30, 1939

RITES PLANNED FOR MRS. M’LAUGHLIN HERE WEDNESDAY

Mrs. J. S. McLaughlin, aged 67 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. McCrary, 1424 West Collin street, Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held here some time Wednesday with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. S. McLaughlin, Raymond, Kas.; two sons, W. U. Brown, Corsicana, and I. B. Brown, Hazen, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. McCrary, Corsicana; a brother, W. N. Bynum, El Paso; a half-brother, J. O. Brown, Mt. Pleasant, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct., 30, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James A. “Jim” Brown 2nd husband J. S. McLaughlin; d/o Rev. Isaac Lafayette Bynum & assumed-Celia (Jenkins) Bynum

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. M’LAUGHLIN BE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. McLaughlin, aged 67 years, who died Monday afternoon, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Second Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the church and Rev. Kirkham.

Surviving are her husband, J. S. McLaughlin, Raymond, Kan.; two sons, W. U. Brown, Corsicana, and I. B. Brown, Hazen, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. L. C. McCrary, Corsicana; a brother, W. N. Bynum, El Paso; a half brother, J. O. Brown, Mt. Pleasant and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. M’LAUGHLIN ON WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. McLaughlin, aged 67 years, who died Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday morning, from the Second Baptist church at 10 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church, and Rev. Mr. Kirkham.

Surviving are her husband, J. S. McLaughlin, Raymond, Kans.; two sons, W. U. Brown, Corsicana, and I. B. Brown, Hazen, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. L. C. McCrary, Corsicana; a brother, W. N. Bynum, El Paso; a step-son, J. O. Brown, Mt. Pleasant, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Fuller Hines McIntosh
Jul 7, 1882 - Apr 2, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR F. H. M’INTOSH TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Fuller H. McIntosh, aged 55 years, who died Sunday afternoon with a heart attack at his home, 619 West Tenth avenue, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dlyde Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, four children, P. D. McIntosh, Harold McIntosh, Blondell McIntosh and Blanche McIntosh, all of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Jackson, Winfield, La., and Mrs. Lula Hennon, Ruston, La.

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FULLER M’INTOSH DIED SUNDAY RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

Fuller H. McIntosh, aged 55 years, died at his home, 619 W. Tenth avenue, Sunday afternoon with a heart attack.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Mr. McIntosh had resided in Corsicana for the past 10 years.

Surviving are his wife, four children, P. D. McIntosh, Harold McIntosh, Blondell McIntosh and Blanche McIntosh, all of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Jackson, Winfield, La., and Mrs. Lula Hennon, Ruston, La.

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Thomas J. “Tom” Sharp
Dec 18, 1892 - Oct 19, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR TOM J. SHARP

CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN CLEBURNE THURSDAY HEART ATTACK

Tom J. Sharp, aged 46 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, well-known driller, died in Cleburne Thursday afternoon following a heart attack a few days earlier.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Chapel Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; a son, Tom Sharp, Jr., Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Billy Pope, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Martha McClure, Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. B. N. Greenlee, Dallas; Mrs. John Ricker, Fort Worth; Mrs. H. J. Mallon, New York City; Mrs. C. D. Forbess, Los Angeles, Calif., and Misses Ruth McClure and Etta Lee McClure, both of Dallas; a brother, Henry McClure, Dallas; a granddaughter, Billie Frances Pope and other relatives.

The funeral rites will be conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, Pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be C. J. Brown, Virgil Hutchins, Mexia; Bill Hinchcliff, Mexia; Joel C. Trimble, H. E. Joyner, W. R. Deskin and Willie McBroom.

Honorary pallbearers will be Felix DeLafosse, Andrew Wright, Millard Wright, Doyle McGee, J. M. Morris, J. Terry, C. Terry Chas Kessinger and friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun Sun - Fri., Oct. 20, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Frances Elizabeth (Palmer) Sharp; s/o Thomas J. “Tom” Sharp & Martha Chisholm (Shandley) Sharp-McClure

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOM J. SHARP SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Tom J. Sharp, aged 46 years, life-long Corsicanan, who died in Cleburne Thursday afternoon following a short illness with a heart attack, were held Saturday morning from the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Sharp was well-known here and had been a rig-builder for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Tom Sharp, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Billy Pope, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Martha McClure, Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. R. N. Greenlee, Dallas; Mrs. John Ricker, Fort Worth; Mrs. H. J. Mallon, New York City; Mrs. C. D. Forgess, Los Angeles, Calif., and Misses Ruth McClure and Etta Lee McClure, both of Dallas; a brother, Henry McClure, Dallas; a granddaughter, Billie Frances Pope, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. J. Brown, Virgil Hutchins, Mexia, Hill Hinchcliff, Mexia; Joel C. Trimble, H. E. Joyner, W. R. Deskin and Willie McBroom.

Honorary pallbearers were Felix DeLafosse, Andrew Wright, Millard Wright, Doyle McGee, J. M. Mooris, J. Terry, C. Terry, Chas. Kessinger and friends of the family.

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Frances Elizabeth (Palmer) Sharp
Oct 23, 1899 - Sep 13, 1955

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Sharp

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Sharp, 56, long-time resident, were held from the First Baptist church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor.

Mrs. Sharp died in Fort Worth Tuesday following an eight months illness.

An earlier service was held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Lucas Chapel in Fort Worth.

Mrs. Sharp was a member of the First Baptist church here. She had resided in Fort Worth the past four years and had been employed in a nursery at the Carswell Air Force Base at Fort Worth. She was a native of Waco.

Surviving are a daughter, Billy Pope, Fort Worth, with whom she resided; a son, Tom J. Sharp, Odessa; father, C. J. Palmer, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Alex Georges, San Antonio and Mrs. Johnny Flanagan, Seminole; three brothers, Floyd Palmer, Mountain View, Ark; George Palmer, Canada, and L. E. Palmer, Seminole; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 15, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas J. “Tom” Sharp; d/o Charles Joseph Palmer & Lenora Ellis “Nora” (Blackmon) Palmer buried in San Jose Cemetery, San Antonio, Tx.

Charles Albert Davis, Gen.
Sep. 16, 1871 - Jan. 24, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES CHAS. A. DAVIS HELD WEDNESDAY AT 4 P.M.

RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL TEXAS NATION GUARD DIED TUESDAY NIGHT

Chas. A. Davis, aged 67 years, native of Georgia, retired brigadier general of the Texas Nation Guard, died at the family home, 1503 West Fourth avenue, Tuesday night at 10 o’clock, after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, with military honors at the grave.

General Davis retired in 1935 after 45 years service in various military units. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and the World War. He was an officer in the famous Garitty Rifles, military organization here many years ago, and was a member of the James Garitty Camp, S. W. V. He formerly was commandant at Texas Tech, Lubbock, and immediately following the World War was instrumental in the reorganizing of the 132nd Field Artillery, Battery D, local unit, in the Texas National Guard. General Davis commanded Battery D, 132nd Field Artillery, Thirty-Sixth Division, U. S. A., during the World War.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Wylie, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Charles Rankin, Dallas, and Mrs. Fred Forrester, Mexia, and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Capt. F. A. Pierce, Capt. Chas. Davis, Capt. L. C. Molloy, Major John J. Garner, Col. Kenneth Bullard, Capt. Randolph Robinson, Lt. Paul Dresser and Major Wm. B. Ransom.

General Davis’ military service record included:
Enlistment in Georgia National Guard in 1890; first lieutenant in Texas National Guard, April 28, 1898; captain from 1900 to 1903; major of infantry in December, 1913; captain of cavalry, 1917; captain field artillery, 1922; major of field artillery, 1923; lieutenant-colonel in 1923, and colonel from 1925 until his retirement in 1935 as brigadier general.

The flag at the U. S. postoffice building flew at half-mast Wednesday in respect to General Davis as an outstanding military figure and citizen. This is the first time that the flag at the postoffice has been lowered under new regulations, permitting this honor to outstanding local citizens, Postmaster A. A. Allison said.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 25, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Spanish-American War, WWI , Garitty Rifles, James Garitty Camp, National Guard
  • h/o Hallie Felicia (Ransom) Davis married Oct. 21, 1897; s/o Charles Davis & Margaret (Fincher) Davis

Hallie Felicia (Ransom) Davis
Oct 22, 1876 - Nov 12, 1958

Mrs. C. A. Davis Burial Today

Funeral services for Mrs. C. A. Davis, 82, of 1303 West Fourth Avenue, widow of the late Capt. Charlie Davis, were held from the First Methodist church Thursday at 11 a. m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Davis died in the Navarro Clinic early Wednesday morning following a short illness.

The services were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Davis was a long-time member.

Mrs. Davis was born at Chatfield but had resided in Corsicana since early childhood. She was a member of the DAR.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Lee Rankin, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred Forester, Dallas; a brother, Julian (Dude) Ransom, Corsicana; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Calvin Keith, George D. Keith, Gerald McClung, Lewis David, Dan Comfort, Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Raymond Allen and W. D. Williams. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 13, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Albert Davis, Gen. married Oct. 21, 1897; d/o Samuel Medicus “Med” Ransom & Lillie Julia (Harris) Ransom

Ernest David Palmer
Jul 1868 - Nov 23, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR E. PALMER

Funeral services for E. Palmer, aged 71 years, of Zion’s Rest, who died Thursday noon at the Navarro Clinic following an illness of only a few hours, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of England, Mr. Palmer had been in America for 54 years. Prior to moving to Zion’s Rest 18 years ago, he had resided at Purdon. He was prominent in Masonic and political circles, and had served as Democratic chairman at Zion’s Rest for a number of years. He was a member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, six children, D. W. Palmer and Frank Palmer, both of Dallas; L. G. Palmer, Corsicana; Mrs. D. B. Bennett, Kerens; Mrs. Walter Castles, Jr., Corsicana , and W. K. Palmer, Bakersfield, California, and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cecil Foster, Sam J. Helm, W. H. Chewning, R. D. Fleming, R. R. Owen and J. C. West.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

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Joseph “Joe” Blackmon
Jan 23, 1876 - Apr 20, 1939

JOE BLACKMON DIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

Joe Blackmon, aged 63 years, died at his home, 314 West Seventh avenue, Thursday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral rites will be conducted from the family home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Clyde Blackmon, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Odom, Corsicana, Mrs. W. J. Carroll; Angus; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Fluitt, Kerrville; three brothers, Renzo Blackmon, Winters; Bud Blackmon, Winters, and Cay Blackmon, Blanket and two grandchildren.

He had resided in Corsicana for the past 22 years.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 20, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fannie Jane (Wilson) Blackmon-McConnell married Oct. 13, 1897; s/o Dillion Blackmon & Effie Ann (Bass) Blackmon

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE BLACKMON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Joe Blackmon, aged 63 years, resident of Corsicana 22 years, who died Thursday afternoon, were held from the family residence, 314 West Seventh avenue, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Blackmon had been ill for some time.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Clyde Blackmon, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Odom, Corsicana and Mrs. W. J. Carroll, Angus; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Fluitt, Kerrville; three brothers, Renzo Blackmon and Bud Blackmon, both of Winters, and Cay Blackmon, Blanket, and two grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Fannie Jane (Wilson) Blackmon-McConnell
Mar 24, 1878 - Jul 14, 1966

1st husband Joseph “Joe” Blackmon married Oct. 13, 1897 2nd husband William Edward McConnell d/o Albert Melvin Wilson and Loraine (Taylor) Wilson per death certificate

Mrs. McConnell Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie McConnell, 88, of 304 West Tenth avenue, who died in Houston Friday morning, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Assembly of God church, of which she was a member.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, J. Clyde Blackmon, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Willie Carroll, Corsicana; two grandsons, four brothers, Asa Wilson, Tyler; John Wilson, Houston; David Wilson, Dallas, and Tyson Wilson, California; a sister, Mrs. Berta Wynn, Fort Worth, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Joseph “Joe” Blackmon married Oct. 13, 1897 2nd husband William Edward McConnell; d/o Albert Melvin Wilson & Loraine (Taylor) Wilson per death certificate

William Edward McConnell
Sep 21, 1877 - Feb 8, 1966

W. E. McConnell Dies Tuesday

W. E. McConnell, 89, of 303 West Tenth avenue, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Assembly of God church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor.

He was a native of Crockett but had resided here for many years.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Addie Weideman, Houston; Mrs. Bonnie Copeland and Mrs. Billy Draper, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Gene Hunsinger, Dexter, N. M.; 10 grandchildren, a half brother and two half sisters, all of Flint, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Billy Gene Pyle, Odell Pyle, Bobby Pyle, Shardell Odom, Clyde Blackmon and Truman Hyden.

Griffin directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 9, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Nannie Laura (Pou) McConnell married Nov 19, 1899 buried in Baker cemetery, Tolosa, Tx. 2nd wife Fannie Jane (Wilson) Blackmon-McConnell; s/o W. W. McConnell & Ann (Fitzgerald) McConnell per death certificate
     

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Effie Jewell (Blackmon) Odom
Mar 17, 1911 - Nov 25, 1953

Friday Rites For Mrs. Effie Odom

Funeral services for Effie Jewell Odom, 42, found dead slumped across a bed Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the South Beaton Hotel, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Comanche, Texas, Mrs. Odom had resided here a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond F. Odom, Corsicana; a son, Raymond S. Odom, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McConnell, 303 West Tenth avenue; a brother, Clyde Blackmon and a sister, Mrs. Willie Mae Carroll, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Constable A. L. Norton and Deputy Sheriffs Howe French and Dick Salter conducted an investigation.

Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death by a mixture of drugs, self-administered,” following the investigation.

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Raymond Fisher Odom
Apr 12, 1908 - Feb 25, 1976

R. F. Odom

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Raymond F. Odom, 67, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday.

The Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana, lived here all of his life, and was an employe of the Texas Power and Light Company and member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a son, Raymond S. Odom of Dallas; a granddaughter, Anndra Odom of Dallas; two brothers, Archie Odom of Sealy and James Odom of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Oliver of Hawkins and Mrs. Gertrude Jackson of Tyler.

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R. F. Odom

Pallbearers for the 2 p.m. Friday services at the Corley Funeral Home chapel for Raymond F. Odom were Don Farmer, Doug Farmer, Jake Goldbert, Dime Green, Fred Nutt and Bill Mixon.

The Rev. David Hale was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

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Thomas Preston Harrison, Sr.
Dec 29, 1902 - Nov 13, 1939

PRESTON HARRISON, NATIVE CORSICANAN BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral rites for Preston Harrison, aged 37 years, of Minden, La., formerly of Corsicana, who died Monday noon in a Minden hospital, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery, T. B. Thompson, minister of the Church of Christ, conducted the rites.

Harrison was a native of Corsicana, and resided here until recently. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School, and was well-known in civic, business and other circles here. At the time of his death, he was a salesman for a Shreveport furniture firm, but made his home in Minden.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. H. R. Harrison; a son, Tom Harrison and a brother, Roy Harrison, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elton Tinkle, Charles Bee, Red Jones, Lawrence McCarver, Jimmie Dill, James Paul Halbert, Arthur Wareing and Ernest Newman.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Ethel (James) Davidson
Apr. 22, 1888 - Mar 30, 1939

MRS. C. G. DAVIDSON DIED THURSDAY AFTER ILLNESS TWO YEARS

Mrs. C. G. Davidson, 119 South Thirtieth street, died at the family home Thursday afternoon. She had been in ill health for two years.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Miss Helen Davidson, Corsicana, and Mrs. T. P. Reilly, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. F. L. Pudig, Waco; a brother, Henry James, Idaho, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John H. Sullivan, John C. Hughes, Dr. L. C. Polk, Hurphy Williams, A. F. Mitchell, F. C. Paul, Will Thompson, H. O. Blanding and Will Clarkson.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mattie Isadora (McCrory) Gamewell
Oct 4, 1868 - Feb 20, 1939

RITES ON TUESDAY PLANNED FOR AGED CORSICANA WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie L. Gamewell, aged 70 who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning at 4 o’clock, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband T. M. Gamewell; three sons, W. I. Gamewell, Dallas; L. R. Gamewell, San Benito; Tom M. Gamewell, San Angelo; three daughters, Mrs. Maude Gamewell Burleson, Corsicana; Mrs. T. M. Burleson, Rio Hondo; Mrs. Tate Lindsey, Corsicana; fifteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Gamewell had been a resident of Corsicana four years and had lived in Streetman 25 years prior to moving to Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GAMEWELL TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie I. Gamewell, aged 70 years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Prior to moving to Corsicana four years ago, the family had resided at Streetman for 25 years.

Surviving are her husband, T. M. Gamewell, Corsicana; three sons, W. I. Gamewell, Dallas, L. R. Gamewell, San Benito, and Tom M. Gamewell, San Angelo; three daughters, Mrs. Maude Gamewell Burleson, Corsicana; Mrs. T. M. Burleson, Rio Hondo, and Mrs. Tate Lindsey, Corsicana; fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ralph Stell, Ted Red, T. C. Orr, C. J. Knox, John McAdams and H. G. Gribble.

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Jane Ann Jackson
Jan 25, 1938 - Oct 25, 1939

FUNERAL HERE FOR CHILD VICTIM AUTO ACCIDENT AT ALVIN

Funeral services for Jane Ann Jackson, 21-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jackson of Alvin, Texas, were held Thursday at 3:30 from the residence of E. Jordan, 834 South Sixteenth street. The services were conducted by the Rev. George W. Springfield of Alvin, and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

The child was reported fatally injured in an automobile mishap at her home in Alvin Wednesday. her mother was formerly Miss Jennie Ford of Corsicana.

The baby is survived by its parents, two brothers, James and Willard; four sisters, Mae Evelyn, Lessie, Ruth and Dorothy and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home in in charge of the arrangements.

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Elmer Lovell Willard Jackson
Sep 27, 1900 - Aug 11, 1940

ALVIN MAN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Elmer L. Jackson, aged 39 years, oil field worker of Alvin, Texas was instantly killed near Alvin Sunday morning when his car is reported to have turned over.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Alvin; two sons, Willard Jackson, Sour Lake, and James Jackson, Alvin; four daughters, Mae Evelyn, Lessie Lucille, Ruth and Dorothy Jackson, all of Alvin; father, J. M. Jackson, Kosse; two sisters, Mrs. T. E. Lewis, Kosse, and Mrs. Lucille Johnson, Calvert; two brothers, George Jackson, Fort Worth, and J. D. Jackson, Oklaunion, and other relatives.

The Masonic lodge will have charge of the rites at the grave and Masons will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug. 12, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jimmie Quentella (Ford) Jackson-Griffin married Apr. 2, 1926; s/o J. M. Jackson per obit and death certificate

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FUNERAL RITES FOR ELMER L. JACKSON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Elmer L. Jackson, 39, of Alvin, who was fatally injured Sunday when his automobile turned over near Alvin, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence of Ed Jordan, 834 South Sixteenth street. The rites were conducted by Tommy Godfrey of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Willard Jackson, Sour Lake, and James Jackson, Alvin; four daughters, Mae Evelyn, Lessie Lucille, Ruth and Dorothy Jackson, all of Alvin; father, J. M. Jackson, Kosse; two brothers, George Jackson, Fort Worth, and J. D. Jackson, Oklaunion; and two sisters, Mrs. T. E. Lewis, Kosse, and Mrs. Johnson, Calvert.

Masons had charge of the rites at the grave and were pallbearers. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Simon Boliver Lockhart
May 16, 1881 - Mar 20, 1939

BOLIVAR LOCKHART, NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY, IS DEAD

Bolivar Lockhart, aged 57 years, native of Navarro county, died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Boliver Smith, 611 West Tenth avenue Monday night. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Smith residence. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Lockhart had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life. He had been a city employee here for many years.

Surviving is his aunt, Mrs. Smith.

Pallbearers were E. J. Dunlap, H. E. grimes, Mayor J. S. Murchison, Ad Megarity, C. A. Brooks and W. J. Seelig.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Myra (Vaughn/Vaughan) Gordon
Oct 16, 1886 - May 25, 1957

Mrs. C. A. Gordon Dies Saturday; Services Sunday

Mrs. C. A. Gordon, life-long resident of Corsicana, died Saturday morning following an extended illness.

Mrs. Gordon was the former Miss Myra Vaughn. She was a member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, Allyn Gordon, Jr., California; two daughters, Mrs. R. l. Harris, Jr., Corsicana, and Mrs. C. J. Kersch, Houston; five grandsons, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be L. G. Kerr, Sydney Marks, Wade Abernathy, Roland Bee, Robert Irvine, Jimmy Lorimer, J. L. Stubbs, A. S. Beavers. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 25, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • CHS grad. 1904
  • w/o Charles Allyn Gordon, Sr. d/o Everett O. “Jake” Vaughan & Edda Blanche (Mullins) Vaughn-Vaughan

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Mrs. C. A. Gordon Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. C. A. Gordon, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday following an extended illness, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mrs. Gordon was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, Allyn Gordon, Jr., California; two daughters, Mrs. R. l. Harris, Jr., Corsicana, and Mrs. C. J. Kersch, Houston; five grandsons, a brother, Ernest Vaughn, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd G. Kerr, Sydney Marks, Wade Abernathy, Roland Bee, Robert Irvine, Jimmy Lorimer, J. L. Stubbs, A. S. Beavers. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Mabel Lucy (Caston) Bomar
Nov 23, 1886 - Oct 18, 1962

Mrs. H. B. Bomar Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

Mrs. H. B. Bomar, 75 life-long Corsicana resident, 1607 Woodlawn, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, Westminister pastor, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Bomar was born in Corsicana, Nov. 23, 1886. She was the widow of the late H. B. Bomar, long-time Corsicana resident.

Surviving are a son, Major Herman B. Bomar, Jr. U. S. Air Force, Florida; a grandson, Stephen Bomar, Florida; three brothers, Mid C. Caston, Corsicana; Kerr McClelllan, Richards, and Prince McClellan, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Lila Wassell, Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. L. E. Kelton, T. R. Red, Ralph Stell, H. C. Allen, Robert Davidson, King Elliott, Walter Erwin and Robert Hamilton.

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Friday Rites For Mrs. Bomar

Final rites for Mrs. H. B. Bomar, 75, of 1607 Woodlawn avenue, who died Thursday morning at Memorial hospital, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church of which she was a member.

The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Bomar was a life-long resident of Corsicana. She was born I Corsicana, Nov. 23, 1886, and was the widow of the late H. B. Bomar.

Surviving are a son, Major Herman B. Bomar, US Air Force, Florida; a grandson, Stephen Bomar, Florida; three brothers, Mid C. Caston, Corsicana; Kerr McClellan, Richards, and Prince McClellan, Kansas City, Mo; a sister, Mrs. Lila Wassell, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. L. E. Kelton, T. B. Red, Ralph Stell, H. C. Allen, Robert Davidson, King Elliott, Walter Erwin and Robert Hamilton.

McCammon directed.

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Herman Booker Bomar, Sr.
Feb. 4, 1878 - Mar. 8, 1959

H. B. Bomar Expires Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Herman B. Bomar, 81, long-time Corsicana real estate and insurance operator, died in Memorial hospital early Sunday morning..

Bomar became ill while walking to town from his office on Fifth avenue Friday morning, was taken home by a friend, and after a physician was summoned, was taken to Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.

A native of Spartan burg, S. C., Bomar came to Corsicana in 1917 after residing in Dallas for a number of years. He was married to Miss Mable Caston of Corsicana, June 17, 1913.

Bomar was a 32 degree Mason and an active member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son Major Herman Bomar, U. S. Air Force, stationed in Greenland; a brother, Foster Bomar, Honey Grove; a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Bomar, Honey Grove, and other relatives including three nieces.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church of which he was a long-time member.

Pallbearers will be B. A. Tekell, W. A. Wright, Hoyt Moore, M. E. Lake, Vernon Thomasson, Joe Hodge, Brice Bonner, H. L. Roberts, John Wassell, Fred Skelton, Bob Tripp, J. L. Jackson, W. E. Presley, H. R. McCandless, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Fred Hodge, G. W. Bernard and W. W. Gage.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 9, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mabel Lucy (Caston) Bomar married Jun. 17, 1913; s/o Luther Landrum Bomar & Marilla Elizabeth (Collins) Bomar buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City, Texas

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Funeral Held Tuesday For H. B. Bomar

Funeral services for Herman B. Bomar, 81, who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a short illness, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which he was a long-time and active member.

A native of Spartanburg, S. C., Bomar resided in Dallas for a number of years before moving to Corsicana in 1917. He was married to Miss Mabel Caston, June 17, 1913. He had been in the insurance and real estate business here for many years, and was taken ill Friday morning while walking to town from his office on West Fifth avenue and North Thirteenth street.

Bomar was a 32 degree Mason and was active in civic, church, fraternal and other circles.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son Major Herman Bomar, U. S. Air Force, stationed in Greenland; a brother, Foster Bomar, Honey Grove; a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Bomar, Honey Grove, and three nieces.

Pallbearers were M. A. Tekell, W. A. Wright, Hoyt Moore, M. E. Lake, Vernon Thomasson, Joe Hodge, Brice Bonner, H. L. Roberts, John Wassell, Fred Skelton, Bob Tripp, J. L. Jackson, W. E. Presley, H. R. McCandless, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Fred Hodge, G. W. Bernard and W. W. Gage, Persons Hodge and Paul Moore.

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Many Visitors at Bomar Rites

Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral of the late H. B. Bomar were Mrs. H. B. Bomar, Jr., Mrs. Tom Baker, Mrs. Chas. Sawicki, and John Wassel of Dallas; Foster C. Bomar of Honey Grove; Mrs. C. B. Bryant, III, of Bonham; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Reid of Ackerman, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bomar of Plano.

Out-of-town friends who attended the Bomar funeral were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Case, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Gamble, and Bob Tripp of Callas; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Melli of Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hodge of Electra.

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Allie (Cherry) Edens
Aug. 3, 1885 - Jan. 23, 1972

Mrs. Edens

Mrs. Allen Edens, Sr. 86, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Born in Belton, she spent most of her life in Corsicana. She was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, Allen Edens, Jr., of Corsicana; a grandson, Allen Edens III, of Humble; a granddaughter, Mrs. Neal Duniven of Rio de Janiero; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Neal Cherry of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be S. L. Dublin, Charlie Bee, Max Rosenblum, Rufus Shell, Eliott Johnston and C. H. Williams.

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Mrs. Edens

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday here for Mrs. Allen Edens, Sr., 86. The Rev. Eugene Wood officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Belton, she had spent most of her life in Corsicana and was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church. She died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by one son, Allen Edens, Jr., of Corsicana; a grandson, Allen Edens III, of Humble; a granddaughter, Mrs. Neal Duniven of Rio de Janiero, Brazil; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Neal Cherry of Oklahoma City.

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Joseph Wesley Edens, Sr.
Jun 6, 1884 - Nov 26, 1970

J. W. Edens Dies Today

J. W. Edens, 86, a longtime resident of Corsicana and a civic leader of the community, died Thursday morning in Memorial Hospital.

He was the first cash and carry grocery operator in Corsicana, was a director of the First National Bank for a number of years and was a member of the official board of the First Christian Church for about 60 years where he also was a chairman of the board and Sunday School superintendent for about 10 years.

He owned the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. here. He worked for the Corsicana Ice Co. and was manager of Southern Creameries. He also was active in the cattle business. He was the son of the late J. W. Edens Sr. a pioneer resident of Corsicana who established a cattle operation here.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the First Christian Church. A son, Dr. Ambrose Edens and the Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. Corley Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two sons, J. W. Edens, Jr. of Corsicana; and Dr. Ambrose Edens of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Mrs. Harvey T. Helms of Corsicana and Miss Rita Jane Edens of Suffolk, Eng.; two sisters, Mrs. Rupert Cox of San Antonio and Mrs. Hubert T. Fuller of Beaumont, and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be elders of the First Christian Church, Charles W. Brown, Chester Sprinkle, James Edgar, W. H. Steely, Harry Clowe, Jr., Emmett Dosser, Norman Fleming, J. W. Hall, C. M. Gillespie Sr., Albert Fullerton and Travis Knight.

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Edens Rites Held Friday

Funeral services for J. W. Edens, prominent local rancher and business man who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital were held Friday at 2 p.m. from First Christian Church, of which he was an active member and served on the official board for more than 60 years.

Son of pioneer Navarro County residents, Edens was born in Corsicana June 6, 1884. During a long and active career he was involved in many local enterprises, having owned and operated a retail grocery, ice factory, a creamery and the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company.

Active in many civic enterprises and community service projects, he served as a member of the board of directors of First Nation Bank for a number of years.

His son, Dr. Ambrose Edens of Fort Worth, and the Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated for the funeral service and interment was in Oakwood cemetery. Elders of First Christian Church were pallbearers.

Survivors also include his elder son J. W. Edens Jr. of Corsicana, two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and two sisters.

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Margaret Victoria (Crews) Reed
Oct 18, 1874 - Jan 15, 1939

MRS. MARGARET REED DIED AT HOME HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Margaret Victoria Reed, aged 64 years, died at 1020 West Tenth avenue Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. She had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, R. L. Reed, Corsicana; four sons, A. R., E. W., John and Wilbert Reed, all of New Mexico; a brother, Bob Crews, Big Springs; a sister, Mrs. Claude Crocker, Bullard, and three grandchildren, Vivian Alline Reed, Don Wilbert Reed and Freda Ernestine Reed.

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