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A. C. Moreau
Feb 5, 1936 - Oct 31, 2018
 
A.C. Moreau, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2018.
Memorial service will be private. Please contact his family for details.
A.C. was born Feb. 5, 1936, in Corsicana to Jack and Myrtle Fred Moreau.
AC worked in the paint and body industry, was a Worshipful Master with Springtown, Throckmorton and Joplin Masonic Lodges and received the Golden Trowel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Margaret Ann Hobbs; and son Andrew Jackson Moreau.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Pauline Burris Moreau; daughters Christal Grubis and husband, Toby, and Rhonda Linville and husband, Alex; son-in-law Roger Hobbs; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Hershell Franklin Ryno
Dec 21, 1933 - Dec 22, 2018

Obituary for Hershell Franklin Ryno
Hershell Franklin Ryno, age 85, a resident of Lancaster, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Hershell was born the son of Delmar A. Ryno and Ola Fay Armstrong (Ryno) on December 21, 1933. He was a 1950 graduate from Blooming Grove. After graduation, he started mechanicing. He served 1 tour in the US Army stationed at Fort Hood as an auto mechanic. Hershell started working for Chuck Fairbanks of Desoto,Texas when Chuck Fairbanks took over the dealership in 1980. He retired from Chuck Fairbanks Chevrolet of Desoto,Texas serving in numerous capacities. He was a strong Democrat. He enjoyed fishing, gossiping, reading the daily paper and talking on the phone.
Survivors include his son-in-law, Frank Scharschell of Platte City Missouri, his sister Velma Garrett of Waco Texas, his grandchildren Rebecca and Jeff Haley of Brookfield, Missouri; Jeremy and Chansea Harris of Harker Heights,Texas; Brandon and Therese Scharschell of Platte City Missouri; Jerad McKeithan of Dallas, Texas; Misty and Stevan Garcia of Balch Springs, Texas; Kattie McKeithan of Forney,Texas; Paige Spurlock of Balch Springs Texas. He was preceded in death by his father Delmer A. Ryno; mother, Ola Fay Armstrong; brother James Ryno; and two daughters, Patricia Scharschell and Latricia Spurlock and former wives, Kattie Ryno and Beth Ryno.

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Patricia Kay (Ryno) Scharschell
Feb 1, 1959 - Aug 23, 2013

Patricia 'Pat' Kay Scharschell, age 54, a resident of Platte City, Missouri, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Missouri. Pat was born the daughter of Hershall F. and Kattie Lee (Slaughter) Ryno on February 1, 1959, in Corsicana, Texas. She was a 1977 graduate of Lancaster High School. After graduation, she attended Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Pat served as a Medic in the United States Army. She was united in marriage to Frank Scharschell on December 2, 1980, in Basil, Switzerland. He survives of the home. Pat worked as a Supervisor for Social Services in Kansas for many years. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, and shopping. Survivors include her husband, Frank of the home; one son, Brandon Scharschell and wife Therese of Clarksville, Tennessee; one daughter, Rebecca Haley and husband Jeff of Macon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Ashley, Emmet, and Isalene Haley all of Macon, Missouri; father, Hershall Ryno Lancaster, Texas; one brother, Butch Spears and wife Patsy of Jackson, Mississippi; two sisters, Linda Duke of Meridian, Mississippi, and Latricia Spurlock of Crandall, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Kattie Ryno; and one sister, Peggy Baker. Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friends may call the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Utica Cemetery, Utica, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Published in Kansas City Star on August 26, 2013


Johnnie Lavern (Grace) Taylor-McNutt
Aug 5, 1933 - Dec 18, 2018
 
Obituary for Johnnie Lavern Grace Taylor McNutt
Johnnie Lavern Grace Taylor McNutt of Wylie, Texas was born on August 5, 1933 in Chatfield, Texas to Sula Beatrice (Shanz) and Buel Hubbard (Jimmy) Grace. She passed from this life on December 18, 2018.
Johnnie was preceded in death by husband Vernon L. Taylor; husband Walter Price McNutt; son Don Vernon Taylor; daughter Johnnie Taylor Green; parents; brothers J. R. Grace, Gifford Grace, Tuffy Grace, Vonny Grace; sisters Neomia Asten, Izora Daggett, Dorinda Prasifka.
She is survived by son Wayne Taylor & wife Pat; daughter Cynthia O’Neal & husband James ; brother Dale Grace & wife Carol; sister Alvina Green & husband Bob; grandchildren Joseph Taylor & wife Melanie, Michael Taylor, Heather Johnson & husband Steven, Casondra Hein, Jennifer Dee & husband Chris, Nicholas Capehart, Michelle Court, Chris Johnson & wife Melinda; 16 great grandchildren.

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Posey Augusta McLendon, Sr.
Feb 27, 1859 - May 16, 1939

FORMER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN BAY CITY

Funeral services for Posey McLendon, aged 80 years, former resident of Navarro county, who died at Bay City, Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Chatfield church with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. The remains reached Corsicana early Thursday afternoon.

A native of Georgia he came to Chatfield when 19 years of age and resided there for a number of years. He had made his home in Bay City for many years.

Surviving are a wife, a son, Posey McLendon, Bay City; five daughters, Mrs. Otis Montgomery, Whisett; Mrs. Harry Henderson, San Antonio; Mrs. Aubry Clark, Bay City; Mrs. Jeff Clark, Bay City; Mrs. J. J. McCroskey, Houston; nine grandchildren, and a brother, J. J. McLendon, Liverpool.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Clinton Lee Pritchett
Oct 22, 1927 - Mar 19, 1939

EUREKA BOY DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Clinton Lee Pritchett, age 11 years died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon at 5:30 and funeral services were held from the Methodist church at Eureka at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. T. Capps. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.


Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Pritchett; a sister, Mrs. Renfro, Eureka; three brothers, O. M. Pritchett, Corsicana; Morris and Robert Pritchett, Eureka, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Estes, Ivy M. Pritchett, K. L. Pritchett, W. C. Montgomery and Dave Garrett.

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

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Robert B. “Little Bob” Johnston, Jr.
Sep 7, 1867 - Nov 13, 1939

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED LAST NIGHT IN TULSA OKLAHOMA

BOB JOHNSTON BE BURIED IN EUREKA CEMETERY ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

R. B. (Bob) Johnston, formerly of Corsicana, died early Monday morning at Tulsa, Oklahoma. The body will arrive in Corsicana Tuesday morning at 9:23 over the Southern Pacific, and funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment will be made in the Eureka cemetery.

Mr. Johnston was prominent in Corsicana business and social circles for many years prior to going to Oklahoma. He was connected with the Navarro Cotton Oil company many years and held other responsible positions while residing here. He was among the leaders in social events and at one time was secretary of the old Corsicana Elks Club.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Birdie Johnston, Tulsa, and numerous relatives in Corsicana and Navarro county.

Pallbearers will be N. C. Goodman, T. J. Hickey, Tom Pinkston, Jot Derden, Harold Melear, Dock Redden, A. B. Douglas and W. M. Davidson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov. 13, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Birdie (Caldwell) Johnston-Foley married Nov. 1, 1925 buried in Shady Grove cemetery, Stephenville, Tx. s/o Capt. Robert B. Johnston, Sr. & Martha Ann (Swilley) Johnston

Peggy Joyce Estes
Feb. 21, 1936 - Jun. 25, 1939

PEGGY JOYCE ESTES AGED THREE YEARS, BURIED AT EUREKA

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock for Peggy Joyce Estes, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd O. Estes, with burial in the Eureka cemetery. Death occurred at the Navarro clinic Sunday afternoon.

The Rev. R. T. Capps, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, conducted the services. Besides her parents the little girl is survived by two brothers, Billy Gene and Glen Allen and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Hodge and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Estes.

Funeral details were directed by L. B. Bonner and Company, Eureka.

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Karen Suzanne (Miller) Kindle-Miller
Oct 29, 1952 - Dec 23, 2018
 
Karen Suzanne Miller was born in Corsicana on Oct. 29, 1952 to Darwin and Wanda Miller. She fell asleep in death Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.
Suzanne was deaf from birth but that did not hinder her from leading a full life. She attended and graduated from the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. After coming back to Corsicana, she married and raised her son Chad.
She enjoyed sewing and spent several years as a drapery seamstress. In more recent years she spent a good deal of her time caring for her parents. She was part of a very close family and we will miss her.
An important part of Suzanne's life was her faith in her heavenly Father, Jehovah. She was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in the early 70's and firmly believed in the resurrection hope and the wonderful promise of Isaiah 35: 5 and 6: "The ears of the deaf will be unstopped...and the tongue of the speechless will shout for joy." Our family looks forward to seeing her again and hearing her voice for the first time and the expression on her face as she hears ours.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Miller and her nephew Shae Rogers.
She is survived by her son, Chad Kindle and his girlfriend Adriane Ivison; her grandchildren Victoria, Rebecca and Preston; her father Darwin Miller; her sister Stacy Rogers and husband Mike and their son Justin Rogers and his wife Zonia and their children; her brother Scott Miller and his wife Lisa and their daughter Kristin Valdez and husband Matthew and their children; her uncle Mike Brashear and wife Beverly and their children as well as several cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Providence Cemetery in Mildred. Tim McCaa will be officiating and there will be an ASL interpreter for the benefit of her close friends.
"We want to thank the nurses and doctors for her recent health care as well as the paramedics that were there for her. We greatly appreciate the many expressions of sympathy by both family and friends."

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Eric Arnold Ellis
Jul 14, 1906 - Jan 1, 1965

Eric A. Ellis
Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Eric A. Ellis, 58, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Beaumont early Friday following an extended illness, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Kelley-Hixson Funeral Home in Beaumont with interment in Beaumont.

Ellis resided in Corsicana 35 years before moving to Beaumont and was employed at the local Coca Cola plant for 22 years.

Surviving are his wife [Bessie] and a son, James Ellis, both of Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. Grant Hayden, Orange, and Mrs. Don Lewis, Wichita Falls; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Travis Brown, Corsicana; and other relatives.

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Francis M. “Frank” Humphrey
Feb. 27, 1850 - Jan. 9, 1939

F. M. HUMPHREY OF TUPELO DIED THERE ON MONDAY NIGHT

F. M. Humphrey, aged 88 years, died at his home in the Tupelo community Monday night. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church at Tupelo with interment in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mr. Humphrey had resided in the Tupelo community for the past 45 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, M. W. Humphrey; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Mitchell and Mrs. L. C. Lockhart all of the Tupelo community; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Mathias Augusta “Tice” Humphrey
Apr 17, 1877 - May 8, 1971

Humphrey

Funeral services for Mr. Mathaias Tice Humphrey, 94, of Tupelo will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. Larry Shanks will officiate with burial I the New Chatfield cemetery.

Mr. Humphrey died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

A retired farmer, he is survived by six nieces, Mrs. A. B. Smith and Mrs. Pleas Mitchell both of Tupelo; Mrs. R. M. Bowden and Mrs. J. O. Riddle both of Corsicana; Mrs. Charlie Szenasy of Rice and Mrs. Nolan Ballard of Pursley; one nephew Alex Lockhart of Corsicana and one cousin, Frank Warfield of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Amos Harwell, John Slate, Robert Cooksey, Alvin Jones, Ralph Wheeler and Tommy Wheeler.

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Annie Mary (Warfield) Humphrey
Nov 2, 1853 - Feb 15, 1955

Mrs. Humphrey Succumbs At 102, Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Annie M. Humphrey, aged 102 years, believed to be the oldest resident of Navarro county, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. W. Lockhart, 750 West Ninth avenue early Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Tupelo Methodist church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. She was a charter member of this church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cleon Flanagan, pastor of the Tupelo and Chatfield Methodist churches, and Rev. E. M. Northcutt, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

Born, Nov. 9, 1852 in Baltimore, Md., she was reared in Missouri and came to Texas about 75 years ago. She made her home in the Tupelo community until a few years ago. Her late husband F. M. Humphrey, died in 1939.

Surviving are a son, M. A. Humphrey, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lockhart, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, Tupelo; several grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be Pleas Mitchell, Alex Lockhart, Leo Christen, Walter Pleas Mitchell, Houston Warfield, Lon Warfield, Son Bowden and R. M. Bowden.

Corley will direct.

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Mary Emily “Mollie” (Mizell) Hodge
Jun 15, 1856 - Dec 21, 1939

MRS. MOLLY HODGE BURIED FRIDAY IN CHATFIELD CEMETERY

Funeral rites for Mrs. Molly Hodge, aged 84 years, former resident of Chatfield, who died in Ennis Thursday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Chatfield. Interment was made in the Chatfield cemetery. She was the widow of the late A. W. Hodge.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. C. A. Nowlin, Ennis; Mrs. B. F. Marchbanks, Chatfield; W. F. Hodge, Rice, Mrs. G. E. McCanta, Dallas; Mrs. May Butcher, Lubbock, and Mrs. Floy Swafford, Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Brown, Dallas, and Mrs. Louis Cole, Wortham, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Cornelius Abner Pierce
Jun 1, 1874 - Dec 12, 1939

Long-Time Dawson Resident Buried There Wednesday

DAWSON, Dec. 15.—C. A. Pierce, 65, long-time resident of this community, died Tuesday morning after a several months illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Dawson cemetery. He had resided here since 1901.

Surviving are his wife, five children, D. B. Pierce, Fort Worth; Rufus, Woodrow and Clyde Pierce all of Dawson and Mrs. Pat Malone, Clifton; and six grandchildren.

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Merrill Alexander Wilkes
Nov 24, 1864 - Mar 11, 1939

PIONEER RESIDENT DAWSON COMMUNITY DIED IN HOSPITAL

M. A. Wilkes, aged 74 years, pioneer and well-known resident of Dawson, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon. He sustained a fractured right hip several days ago.

Funeral services were held at Dawson Sunday, where interment was made.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Clyde Wilkes, Corsicana, and Doug Wilkes, Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. C. O. Weaver, Dawson; Miss Monie Wiles, Dawson and Mrs. W. A. Stockard, Corsicana; three brothers, Fate Wilkes, Dallas; J. T. Wilkes, Dallas and D. B. Wilkes, Hubbard; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Berry, Fort Worth, and Mrs. John R. Wheelock, Dawson, and other relatives.

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PROMINENT DAWSON RESIDENT BURIED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

DAWSON, March 14.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for M. A. Wilkes, aged 74 years, pioneer resident of this community, who died in a Corsicana hospital Saturday afternoon, were held here Sunday afternoon. He had sustained a fractured right hip several days before his death.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Clyde Wilkes, Corsicana; Doug Wilkes, Dawson, and Dan A. Wilkes, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. C. O. Weaver, Dawson; Miss Monie Wilkes, Dawson, and Mrs. W. A. Stockard, Corsicana; three brothers, Fate Wilkes, Dallas; J. T. Wilkes, Dallas, and D. B. Wilkes Hubbard; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Berry, Fort Worth, and Mrs. John R. Wheelock, Dawson and other relatives.

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INFANT SON Widener
B&D Mar 11, 1939

Infant Died Local Hospital; Buried Sunday Afternoon

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Widener died Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the P. and S. Hospital. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Dawson where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and several brothers and sister, all at Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Johnson McKinley Widener
Jun 28, 1900 - Apr 22, 1957

J. M. Widener Expires Monday

J. M. Widener, 56, died of a heart attack at this residence, 896 East First avenue, Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. H. B. Dryman, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. E. Griggs, Amarillo; three brothers, Ben, John and Jesse Widener, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. A. T. Whitener, California; Mrs. Willie Pharris, Mrs. Laura Crawford, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Thelma Holloway, San Angelo and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Jessie Mae (Garner) Harrell
Jul 30, 1906 - Jun 1, 1939

LIFE-LONG RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED ON THURSDAY MORNING

Mrs. Jessie Mae Harrell, aged 32 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 7 o’clock after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Capps of Eureka.

Surviving are her husband, A. T. Harrell, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Garner, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Coggins, Corsicana; Mrs. P. P. McKinney, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. M. Simpson, Tyler; two brothers, Major John J. Garner, assistant postmaster and Preston S. Garner, Both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Coggins, Jack Simpson, Percy McKinney, Elzert Neeley, Joe K. Garner and Frank Garner.

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Sarah Ellen (Boykin) Peacock
Dec 23, 1852 - May 9, 1939

MRS. S. E. PEACOCK DIED AT EARLY HOUR TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. S. E. Peacock, aged 87, died at the family residence at 915 South Twenty-eighth street, abut 1:45 Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Church of Christ with the Rev. Leslie G. Thomas conducting the rites. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased is survived by three sons, George, Keel and Ed Peacock, and a daughter, Mrs. Martha Peacock, all of Corsicana; a granddaughter whom she reared, Mrs. J. T. Griffin of Terrell, and 29 other grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. S. E. PEACOCK

Funeral services for Mrs. S. E. Peacock, aged 87 years, who died at the family residence, 915 South Twenty-eighth street, at an early hour Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Church of Christ. The rites were conducted by Rev. Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the church. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, George, Keet and Ed Peacock, and a daughter, Miss Martha Peacock, all of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. J. T. Griffin of Terrell, whom she reared and 29 other grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ted Beard, L. V. Matthews, J. M. Carr, G. C. Rogers, J. L. Hanson and Frank Cartlidge.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mattie Louisa Stringer
Jan 24, 1882 - Nov 5, 1955

Miss Stringer Dies At Bazette

KERENS, Nov. 5—(Spl)—Miss Mattie Stringer, long-time resident of the Bazette community, was found dead in bed at the home of a sister, Mrs. Clyde Jenkins at Bazette early Saturday morning.

Judge Melvin Penney, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” following an investigation.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday, but burial will be made in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. T. J. Stanley, Sudan; Mrs. A. L. Crocker, Lampasas; and Mrs. Jenkins, Bazette; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Elbert David Stringer, Sr.
Jul 12, 1878 - May 28, 1942

E. D. STRINGER DIED AT MONTFORT THURSDAY NIGHT

E. D. Stringer aged 63 years died at his home in the Montfort community Thursday night. Funeral services will be held at the Prairie Point cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, where interment will be made.

Mr. Stringer had been a resident of the Montfort community for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, the following children, Thomas Stringer, Montfort; Marjorie Mae Stringer, Montfort; E. D. Stringer, Montfort; Mrs. Elsie Crook, Kerens; Mrs. Sybil Glasscow, Bazette; three brothers, Thomas Stringer, Corsicana; L. Stringer and Sam Stringer, both of Midland; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Stewart, Miles; Mrs. Mollie Hardway, Waxahachie; Mrs. Bert Skinner, Normangee and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 29, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clara Ellen (Price) Stringer married May 12, 1907; s/o Littleton Scott Stringer & Nancy Tennessee (Wilson) Stringer

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. D. STRINGER ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for E. D. Stringer, 63 years, who died Thursday night at his home in the Monfort community, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Prairie Point cemetery where interment was made.

He had resided in Montfort for many years.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Thomas, Marjorie Mae and E. D. Stringer, Jr., all of Montfort; Mrs. Elsie Crook, Kerens and Mrs. Sybil Glasscow, Bazette; three brothers, Thomas Stringer, Corsicana; L. Stringer and Sam Stringer, both of Midland; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Stewart, Miles; Mrs. Mollie Hardaway, Waxahachie; Mrs. Bert Skinner, Normangee and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed.

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Joseph McDaniel Young
Oct 2, 1891 - Nov 8, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY JOSEPH M. YOUNG

Joseph McDonald Young, 47, died Tuesday morning at 12:30 o’clock in St. Paul’s Sanitarium, Dallas, and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Providence cemetery.

Mr. Young had been a resident of the Mildred community for a number of years. Besides his wife, he is survived by seven children, Edward, Ila Bell, Alpha, Truman, Dorothy, Mary Joe and May Dell Young; two brothers, Earl and Charley Young.

Pallbearers were Luther Cunningham, Walter Johnson, Connie Johnson, Jack Boyd, John Grantham and M. C. McCoy.

Funeral arrangements were handled by L. B. Bonner and Company, Eureka

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov. 9, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ada Mae (Brewer) Young; s/o Jacob M. “Jake” Young & Nancy Elizabeth “Bessie” (Hodges) Chesney-Young buried in New Chatfield cemetery, Chatfield, Tx.



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William Brown “Willie” Hagler
Dec 12, 1887 - Oct 19, 1939

WILL B. HAGLER, PROVIDENCE FARMER WAS BURIED FRIDAY

Will B. Hagler, aged 51 years, Providence farmer and life-long resident of Navarro county, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night after several days illness.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Providence church with burial in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. McDuffy of Teague.

Surviving are four sons, Vernon Hagler, Jesse Hagler and Jennings Hagler, all of Providence, and Roy Hagler, College Station; three brothers, Sim Hagler, Jack Hagler, Corsicana, and John Hagler, Kaufman; a sister, Mrs. Mae Barker, Eureka, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral directed the arrangements.

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NeKeitha Hightower
abt 1972 - Dec 14, 2018

NeKeitha Hightower, 46, of Grand Prairie, passed away Dec. 14, 2018 in Dallas. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at Bethel AME Church located at 105 N. Fourth St. with Pastor Carlos Daniels officiating.
Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Terry Dale Rash
Oct 12, 1958 - Dec 12, 2018

Terry Dale Rash, 60 passed away with cancer at Baylor Hospital Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. He was born Oct. 12, 1958 to Dale and Louise Rash of Mildred.
After graduation from Mildred High School he went to work for his dad in the oil fields.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Rash. He is survived by his mother; one brother, Lyle Rash and wife Pam of Thorndale; one son, Jacob Rash and wife Cassie and their two children of Mansfield.
There will be a Private Graveside Service at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Carl Wayne Morris
Apr 18, 1934 - Dec 15, 2018

Carl Wayne Morris, 84, left his earthly life for his eternal life in Heaven Saturday, Dec. 15. He was the only child born to William Grady Morris and Callie Faye (Fletcher) Morris on April 18, 1934 in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1951. He began work as an apprentice with Frank Childress at Childress Electric and became a licensed electrician.
In 1952, he met Joyce Allred, informing her on their first date that they would marry! In 1954, that prediction came true! They then left Corsicana for employment with Southern Pacific Railroad.
Returning to Corsicana in 1956, he started his own electrical business, Morris Electric. He later became a developer and home builder who was personally responsible for many well known subdivisions. His love for animals was obvious. He watched birds, foxes, turkeys and bobcats from what he considered "the best nursing home," his second story bay window of his house. The view of his pond was picturesque and his dearest friend Bill Barnes would often visit bringing with him legendary stories.
Carl is survived by his wife of 64 years Joyce Morris; daughters Cindy Erwin and husband Joe, Becky Hollingsworth and husband Jack, Susan Miller and husband Vic, Shannon Lagomarsino and husband James; grandchildren Lara Morelock, Kimmy Gorden, Amber Finn, Josh Hollingsworth, Caleb Hollingsworth, Aaron Erwin, Adam Erwin, Carlee Miller, Logan Norch, Aidan Lagomarsino, Reagan Lagomarsino, Olivia Lagomarsino, Preston Lagomarsino and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous cousins including JoAnn Cravens who he considered more like a sister.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Kent Rogers for years of care and kindness as well as New Century Hospice for the love and support given in his final days. He adored Ashley, Brenda, Sandy, Cindy and Chaplin Steven. Caretakers Marilyn Wright and Janice Russ kept a smile on his face with their countless stories even though Carl insisted that his were better. Their love and attention was endless. Thank you all!
A Celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 in Oakwood Cemetery with John Barber officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to The Humane Society of Navarro County PO Box 1734 Corsicana, Texas 75151.

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Ricky Wayne French
Nov 18, 1957 - Dec 23, 2018

Ricky French passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at U. T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He was born Nov. 18, 1957 in Corsicana to Roy and Billie Johnson French.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jerrie Sue French and his mother Billie French.

He is survived by his wife, Paula French; father, Roy French and wife Carolyn; son, Ricky French, Jr.; step-sons, Elligh Thomas and wife Breanna and John Thomas and wife Kaila; adored grandchildren, Addison and Easton French, Emmett, Ensley, Kyler and one more on the way.

He is also survived by his brothers, Jerry Lambert and fiancé Robbie Swart and Timothy Lambert; sisters, Kim Pair and husband Hiram, Shelly Jo Neil and Sherry McWhorter and husband Alton; nephews, Chris Bland, Cody Lambert, Ty Lambert, Austin Pair, Colby Pair and Broden Lambert; nieces, Jailynn Pair and Kinley Lambert and a number of great nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating.

A private interment will be held at New Pursley Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 26, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Jerrie Sue (Hollifield) French and Paula French; s/o Roy Thomas French & Billie Mae (Johnson) French

Donnie Lee Toms
Sep 2, 1949 - Dec 25, 2018
 
Mr. Donnie Lee Toms, 69, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas.
The family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
A private burial will be held at a later date.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec. 27, 2018
    Submitted by Karen Rost

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Donnie Lee Toms passed away December 25, 2018 at Baylor Medical in Dallas. He was born
September 2, 1949 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Lee Toms Jr. and Catherine Carpenter Toms.

Donnie was a mechanic throughout his life and retired from KMart Distribution Center after 20+ years. After retiring, he went back to school and received his Masters Electrician Certification. He was a member of the National Guard and liked to tinker with electronics and auto mechanics, in addition to building and welding porch swings. He enjoyed playing guitar and singing.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Hightower, sister Cathy Bikle, and love of his life, wife, Mary Toms.

He is survived by father, Lee Toms Jr., daughters Amanda Motley and Meesha Toms, grandchildren Hagen Holloway and Peyton Briggs, great grandchildren Addison and Waylon Holloway, and his faithful four-legged companion, Beauregard.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, December 30 from 2-4 p.m.at Corley Funeral home. There will be a private burial at a later date.


Verna Mae (Ainsworth) Keathley
May 8, 1916 - Dec 11, 2018
 
Verna Mae Keathley, 102, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Pastor Robert Barnett officiating.

 
 

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Malvin Findley Keathley; d/o Franklin Berry Ainsworth and Sarah Amanda (Barlow) Ainsworth [buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX]

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Mrs. Verna Mae Ainsworth Keathley was born May 8, 1916 in Lytle, Bexar County, Texas to Franklin Berry Ainsworth and Sarah Amanda Barlow Ainsworth. Her family later moved to Henderson County and finally to Navarro County where she has been a resident since 1922. Verna Mae graduated from Barry High School in May 1934.
Verna Mae married Malvin Findley Keathley, of the Pinkston/Barry Community, on November 4, 1934. They were members of the Barry Church until they moved to the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church in Corsicana in 1937. In 1974, this church family became St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, moving to the current location on North Bowie Drive. With this transition Malvin and Verna Mae had the opportunity to become involved with the United Methodist Women and the Men’s Club.
In 1948, Malvin and Verna Mae adopted their daughter, Rebecca, with assistance from the United Methodist Church and the Texas Mission Home and Training School in San Antonio, Texas. Verna Mae always loved children and enjoyed serving people, which led to 42 years working in retail sales as well as baby-sitting all across town.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters and 5 brothers, her husband and her daughter.
She is survived by her grandchildren; Jessica McManus Paul and husband, Alon, Bruce Findley McManus and Crystal Criddle, Jennifer McManus Robinson and Steve Allen and son-in-law, Alvin “Wayne” Price. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren; Jennifer, Chase, Pam, Meranda and Brett as well as numerous great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5p-7p on Friday 12/14/18 at Corley Funeral Home with graveside services at 2p Saturday 12/15/18 at Resthaven Memorial Park Corsicana, Texas. Pastor Robert Barnett of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to United Methodist Women, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Corsicana.


INFANT DAUGHTER Reed
B&D Oct 12, 1939

Zion’s Rest Baby Is Buried Thursday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Reed of near Zion’s Rest died at the P. and S. Hospital and was buried in the Zion’s Rest cemetery Thursday.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangements.

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Mozelle (Villines) Graham
Mar 17, 1913 - May 20, 1939

DALLAS WOMAN IS BURIED IN MODRELL CEMETERY MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mozelle Graham, aged 26 years who died in Dallas Saturday, were held in Dallas Monday morning with interment in the Modrell cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Father F. Reeves.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Graham, Dallas; two sisters, grandmother, Mrs. T. F. Villines, Maude, Oklahoma, and other relatives including a cousin, Albert Young of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 22, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Frank Graham d/o William J. Villines buried in Fairview cemetery, Shawnee, Ok. & Mary Esther (Hammonds) Villines buried in Modrall cemetery

Alberta Ramirez
Apr 8, 1861 - Apr 25, 1939

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN DIED LAST NIGHT AT HER HOME

Mrs. Alberta Ramirez, aged 78 years, died at her residence, 1004 East Eleventh Avenue, Tuesday night at 9:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Presbyterian mission. The rites were conducted by Rev. Manuel Adame. Interment was made at Petty’s Chapel.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lina Ramirez, Corsicana and ten grandchildren.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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INFANT SON Muirhead
B&D Feb 8, 1939

Infant Buried In Zion’s Rest Cemetery Wednesday Afternoon

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Morehead, who reside north of Emhouse, died Wednesday morning. Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Zion’s Rest where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, five brother and five sisters.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 8, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit says Morehead, his parents monument says Muirhead) s/o Walter McDonald Muirhead and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Arden) Muirhead buried in Oakwood cemetery

Robert Ann (Crawford) Farmer
Nov 18, 1851 - Feb 23, 1939

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Robert Ann Farmer, age 87 years, died Thursday morning at 5 o’clock in the Zions Rest community. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel and the rites will be conducted by Rev. R. W. Nation, Methodist minister. Burial will be in the Zions Rest cemetery.

Mrs. Farmer, wife of the late Ike M. Farmer, had been a resident of Navarro county 69 years.

Surviving are two sons, W. B. Farmer, Corsicana; James E. Farmer, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. Eula Jordan, Blackwell; 21 grandchildren; 38 grandchildren and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - submitted by Diane Richards

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb. 23, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Isaac M. “Ike” Farmer married Jun. 14, 1871 (daughter Mattie Pearl’s birth record says Isaac Henry Farmer)

Sandra Louise (Fondren) Windsor
Jan 12, 1944 - Dec 7, 2018
 
Sandra Louise Fondren Windsor, 74, passed away in Farmersville, Texas on Dec. 7, 2018. Sandra was born on Jan. 12, 1944 in Corsicana, Texas to Willard Jay and Dortha Mae Brown Fondren. Her birthdate of Jan. 12 was shared with her younger brother, David, and their great grandmother, Georgia Stokes Carroll.

Sandra was a 1961 graduate of Corsicana High School and a Collins Scholarship recipient. Sandra married Robert Windsor on Dec. 12, 1964. She received her bachelors degree from North Texas University as did her mother and brother. Sandra obtained her masters degree from Texas Women's University. She was a life-long educator with Dallas ISD starting as a special education teacher and finishing as an assistant elementary principal.

The latter part of her life, Sandra was a care-giver. She took care of her husband, Robert Windsor, as he battled Huntington's chorea. She took care of her aunt, Josephine Brown. She was the caregiver for her Mother. She rescued and cared for dogs and cats. Her last dog was named Lucky. Any animal rescued by Sandra was indeed "lucky."

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jorene and her husband Robert Windsor. She is survived by her husband's children: Paulette, Elaine, and Robert and his grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, David Fondren and wife, Bobbie, nephew and nieces: Jay Fondren and wife Anne, Katie Louise Snider and husband Clay, and Jobeth Fondren. She is survived by six great-nephews and two great-nieces: Micah, William, Benjamin, Elijah, and Davis Fondren, Caleb Snider, Lilly Snider, and Mae Louise Fondren and a number of cousins.

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Madelyn Sue (Freeman) Tyler
Oct 6, 1938 - Dec 16, 2018
 
Madelyn Sue (Freeman) Tyler of Corsicana left us to be in God's arms Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. She was born in Oct. 6, 1938 in Houston to Merle "Dick" Freeman and Roma Roberts Freeman. She will be remembered for her love of music, singing in choirs and her ladies groups. Madelyn also loved to travel and spend time with her family.
Madelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth "Blackie" Tyler, brother Merle D. Freeman and sisters Ardis Long, Maybelle Burton and Marcella Nelson.
She is survived by her children, Kenny Tyler and wife Jennifer, Brenda Barnes and husband Mark and Matt Tyler and wife Staci; grandchildren, Tres, Luke and his wife Allie and Will Tyler, Mattye, Torrye and Case Tyler and Haeley Atkeisson and husband Will and Hanna Braun and husband Michael; great grandchildren Jackson Tyler, Jack Atkeisson, Tinsley and Amelie Braun.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at Magnolia Cemetery in Katy with Rev. Wayne Fancher officiating.
The family would like to thank Brookedale Assisted Living and Tri-Sun Care Center for the loving care given to their mother.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer's Association 7610 N. Stemmons Suite 600 Dallas, Texas 75207
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Judith (Pitts) Anderson
June 16, 1940 - Dec 19, 2018

Judith Pitts Anderson, 78, passed away in Blooming Grove, Texas on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.

Judith was born in Rankin June 16, 1940 to Harold C. and Alexine (Rankin) Pitts. She grew up in Rankin and attended school there. She married John Dent while still in school and after this tragic passing she married Stan Heath. She and Stan were married for many years before his passing. She was also married to Charles Anderson for several years.

Judith was a loving mother, wife and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and playing forty-two with friends.

She is survived by daughters Cendi Page and husband, David, Anne Young and Shawn Davis and husband, Ronnie; grandchildren, Brady Self, Rory Mitchell, Whitney Davis and Larke Mata and husband, Manny; five great-grandchildren, one sister, Mary Woodside and husband Woody; special friend, Wanda Harris, niece Courtney Murphy and great-nephew Callum along with a host of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, one grandson, Justin Mitchell and one great-grandchild, Ryan Mitchell.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A Celebration of her life will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Interment to follow in Elm Branch Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Richard Allan Smith
Jun 11, 1946 - Dec 10, 2018

Richard Allan Smith, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. He was born June 11, 1946 in Houston to R.A. and Douglas Smith.
Richard graduated from Livingston High School in 1964. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Sam Houston State University in 1968, where he met and married the love of his life, Marilyn Smith in 1966.
He was a farmer/rancher, active in the Gideon's organization in Corsicana and taught many bible study classes at the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove and at the Christian Fellowship of Navarro College.
He is survived by his children, Allan Smith and Heather Thornton; grandchildren, Jacob and Tara Thornton and Ashley, Ricky, Aidan, and Valerie Smith.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 with Brother Gary Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideon's International organization, 2011 W 2nd Ave. Corsicana, or to the Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St. Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Emma Jo (Northern) Burkholder
Jun 8, 1929 - Dec 15, 2018

Jo Burkholder entered Heavens Gates, welcomed by angels on Saturday morning, Dec. 15, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Emma Jo Burkholder, also called Jo Momma, was born on June 8, 1929 in Angus to Dewey H. Northern and Clara Stewart Northern. She married Thomas J. Burkholder on Sept. 13, 1947. She worked at Garrity Savings and Loan starting as a teller and working her way up to office manager for 15 plus years. For 25 years or more she had her own tax service that she operated from her house.

She was devoted and heavily involved in her church at Westside Baptist Church and would help wherever needed from cooking meals to keeping the books for the church. She loved to bake and would spend the holiday season baking goodies for family and friends. Jo also loved to crochet and enjoyed making baby blankets.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Thomas J. Burkholder who passed away on Jan. 12, 1977.

Jo is survived by her children; T.J. Burkholder and wife Jeanie and Jerry Burkholder and wife Laura; grandchildren Cassandra and Courtney and great grandchildren Alexandria and Caleb. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church1522 North 24Th Street Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Hazel Moore
abt 1959 - Dec 10, 2018
 
Hazel Moore, 59, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 10, 2018 at Baylor Hospital. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral services are held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at First Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Lacey officiating.
Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Juanita Banks
abt 1926 - Dec 14, 2018
 
Juanita Banks, 92 of Corsicana passed Dec. 14, 2018 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at Freedom Fellowship Church located at 323 N. Commerce with Pastor Jessie R. Williams, Eulogist.

Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lola Mae Caruth
abt 1919 - Dec 15, 2018
 
Lola Mae Caruth, 99 of Corsicana, passed away Dec. 15, 2018 at Lancaster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Euless.

Wake services will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Nancy Castillo
Nov 17, 1992 - Dec 21, 2018
 
Nancy Castillo passed from this life Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.
Nancy is survived by her parents Bernabé and Juventina Castillo; brother Luis and wife Yesica Castillo; nephew Luis Castillo; nieces Melanie Castillo, Arianna Mendoza, Abigail Mendoza and Alyssa Mendoza; fiance Sergio Gomez; uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and her fiancé's family.
She was a caring and loving person. She always had a smile that would light up a room. Nancy was always happy and laughing. She loved her nieces and nephew and would do anything for them.
She loved her job at Citizens National Bank, it was her second home and they were like family to her as well. She graduated class of 2011 at Corsicana High School. She loved to dance and was a calico throughout high school.
Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Vanessa Mendoza-Castillo
Jun 15, 1991 - Dec 21, 2018

 
Vanessa Mendoza-Castillo of Corsicana passed from this life Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.

She is survived by her daughters Arianna Abigail and Alyssa Mendoza; parents Bernabé and Juventina Castillo; brother Luis and wife Yesica Castillo; Nephew Luis Castillo; niece Melanie Castillo; uncles aunts and cousins along with friends.

She was a loving mother, everywhere you saw her, her daughters would always be there. She had a very kind heart and would do anything for anybody. She was a Corsicana High School Graduate class of 2009.

Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 in the Chapel at Griffin -Roughton Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Rosalio Mendoza
Feb 17, 1982 - Dec 22, 2018

Rosalio Mendoza of Corsicana passed away December 22, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 6pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am Friday, December 28, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Vanessa Castillo-Mendoza
     

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UPDATE: Corsicana police release identities in double murder-suicide
Woman saves children before being killed
• From Staff Reports
• Dec 22, 2018 Updated Dec 22, 2018

Rosalio Mendoza, 36, is suspected of shooting and killing his wife, Vanesa Mendoza, 27, and her sister Nancy Castillo, 28, before killing himself around 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 2100 block of Navarro Drive.
According to Chief of Police Robert Johnson, Castillo called 911 and said her sister was arguing with her estranged husband who had a gun.
911 operators dispatched officers and CPD Telecommunicator Emily Ballard told Castillo to seek a safe place or hide with the three children in the home.
Castillo then reported a gunshot, which was also heard by Ballard.
Castillo was able to get three children, ages 7, 3 and 1 through a window to safety.
Officers arrived to find Castillo lying in the front yard with gunshot wounds.
Due to short time frame of the reported gunshot and officer arrival, Cpl. Kenneth Dunagan kicked in the front door to engage the suspect with Officer Michael Worthy.
As the officers searched the residence, they discovered the suspected gunman dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officer Heath Hayes attempted CPR on Castillo until he was relieved by Corsicana Fire Rescue Paramedics. She was later pronounced dead.
As officers continued to search the residence, they found the wife dead just outside of the back-patio door from a gunshot wound.
Further investigation revealed that the gunman had made forced entry through the back door where his estranged wife’s body was discovered and made his way to the bedroom where the female 911 caller was shot and killed as she exited the bedroom window.
The gunman’s body was located in the same bedroom area.
"From the time the 911 call was received, until the time officers arrived on scene and made entry was less than three minutes," Johnson said.
This case is still under investigation and no further information will be released until a later date.

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Woman saves kids before being killed in double murder-suicide
• By Taylor Corbett KXXV
• Dec 23, 2018
 
The Corsicana Police Department released the names of the victims and shooter of the double murder-suicide who died three days before Christmas in the 2100 block of Navarro Dr.
Police said they received a call that a woman, 27-year-old Vanesa Mendoza, was arguing with her estranged husband, 36-year-old Rosalio Mendoza, outside the home and he had a gun. They were also told three children were inside the residence.
The caller, 28-year-old Nancy Castillo, told police that she was the sister of the woman. Castillo told the dispatcher she heard a gunshot.
Multiple officers were dispatched to the scene, and the dispatcher told Castillo to hide. The dispatcher also instructed her to remove the children, ages 7, 3 and 1, from the house by sneaking them out the window.
All three children are safe and are with other family members.
"It's saddening because I knew them," said Joe Brown, a neighbor. "And at the same time, it makes you very uncomfortable because you never know what is going on around you."
Joe Brown lives two doors down from the scene he did not hear the gunshots but walked outside when he saw the number of police cars lined in the street.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found a woman lying in the front yard with gunshot wounds. Officers and paramedics tried to revive the woman. This effort proved unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead.
After investigating, police discovered that the woman in the yard was Castillo who called to report the incident.
Officers searched the home for the suspect, and they found Rosalio from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As they continued to search the house, officers found Vanesa dead on the back patio.
After further investigation, it revealed that Rosalio made forced entry through the back door where Vanesa’s body was found. Rosalio then made his way to the bedroom where Castillo was shot and killed as she exited the bedroom window.
Rosalio’s body was found in the same bedroom area.
From the time the 911 call was received until the time officers arrived on scene and made entry, was less than three minutes.
"What I think you're going to find is that the entire community is hurting," Corsicana Chief of Police Robert Johnson said.
"They were friendly, talking and the kids play up and down the block, a friendly atmosphere," Brown said.
According to public records, Mendoza has had a run-in with the law in the past.
Most of his offenses were between 2000 and 2006. One being a third-degree felony as he assaulted a public servant. The most recent report stated the last time Rosalio had a run-in with the law was in 2012, he was held in contempt at court.
Police are still investigating.

Note: Photo is of Rosalio and Vanessa Mendoza
 


Matthew Jackson Scogin
Dec 26, 1870 - May 8, 1937

PURSLEY MAN WAS BURIED SUNDAY IN WARD CEMETERY

Funeral rites for M. J. Scoggins, 66, who died at his home in the Pursley community at 10 o’clock Saturday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Ward cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Stella Murry, Misses Kate, Aline and Mildred Scoggins, all of Pursley, and Miss Bessie Scoggins, Corsicana, and two sons, Everett and Edwin Scoggins, both of Pursley.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Jess Franklin Nutt
Jun 28, 1876 - May 4, 1939

JESS NUTT, NATIVE TEXAN, DIED NEAR RICHLAND THURSDAY

Jess Nutt, aged 63 years, native Texan, died at his home, Richland, Route 1, Thursday evening at 6:30 o’clock. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at Ward cemetery, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Leslie G. Thomas of the local Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, a son, E. D. Nutt, Richland, 1; five brothers, Lee Nutt, Eureka; Walter Nutt, Richland; Wesley Nutt, Kemp; Maben Nutt, Drane, and Noah Nutt, Richland; and four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Tidwell, San Antonio; Mrs. Lillie Dees, Richland; Mrs. Arkin Wigley, San Antonio, and Mrs. Bennie Grace, Wortham.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 5, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Carrie S. (Thomas) Nutt married Aug. 16, 1896 2nd wife Mattie L. (Flanagan) Nutt-Anderson buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery s/o Marcus Lafayette Nutt and Cynthia Ann (Smith) Nutt

Wesley Berry Nutt
Jan 26, 1886 - Nov 4, 1939

FORMER NAVARRO COUNTIAN BURIED AT WARD CEMETERY

ATHENS. Nov. 7.—Wesley Berry Nutt, aged 54 years former resident of Navarro county, died Saturday at his home in the Tool community, West Henderson county, following a three weeks illness.

Burial was in the Ward cemetery in Navarro county Sunday afternoon.

A native of Eastland county, he moved to Navarro county and to Henderson county a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife, nine children, eight brothers and sisters and sixteen grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov. 7, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bertha Nancy (Atchison) Nutt buried in Waco Memorial Park, Waco, Texas s/o Marcus Lafayette Nutt and Cynthia Ann (Smith) Nutt

Robert Gaston Allen
Sep 27, 1919 - Mar 17, 1939

Richland

RICHLAND, March 23.—(Spl.) Robert Allen, who had been confined to his bed so long, died Friday and was buried in the Richland cemetery Saturday afternoon.

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Fred Fisher Orand
Jun 6, 1884 - Dec 1, 1939

RICHLAND, Dec. 7.—(Spl.)—Fred Orand, who died in Dallas Friday was buried in Richland Saturday afternoon.

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Blanch Elizabeth (McGuffin) Magouirk
Aug 4, 1886 - Jun 27, 1939

MRS. B. E. MAGOURIK BURIED AT RICHLAND CEMETERY TODAY

Mrs. B. E. Magourik, 62, died yesterday in Fox City, near Longview and funeral services were held there at 10:30 Wednesday morning. The body was taken to Richland where another service was held and interment was made in the Richland cemetery at 3 o’clock. Rev. W. Rucker conducted the rites.

Surviving are her husband of Fox City; two sons, J. L. Magourik of Longview and M.B. Magourik of Freer; and one daughter, Miss Sarah Lee Magourik of Longview.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun 28, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Note: Marker Photo for Blanch and her husband both have MAGOUIRK
  • w/o Benjamin Lafayette Magourik d/o John H. McGuffin & Sarah (Nippert) McGuffin buried in Moores Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood, Leon Co., TX

Charles Richard Rose
Mar 21, 1876 - Jan 12, 1939

RICHLAND MAN WAS BURIED THERE ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for C. R. Rose, aged 61 years, who died Thursday night at his home at Richland, were held at Richland Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Rose; a daughter, Mrs. R. St Wrba, Granger; three sons, Earl and Raymond Rose both of Sunray and Arnold Rose, McKinney; a brother, W. L. Rose, Dawson and a nephew, Cecil Rose, Corsicana.

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Henry W. Crook
Dec 15, 1904 - Nov 12, 1977

H. W. Cook

KERENS – Services are to be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home for H. W. Crook, 72, resident of Kerens who died Saturday. Officiating will be Rev. Van Hooser and burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

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Mollie Ann (Stringer) Hardaway
Apr 27, 1892 - Oct 8, 1958

Mrs. Hardaway Dies Wednesday

Mrs. J. H. Hardaway, 68, a former resident of Waxahachie, native of Bazette, died in Fort Worth Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Boze Mitchell Funeral Home in Waxahachie with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery near Kerens.

Surviving are her husband, Fort Worth; four sons, James Henry and Joe H. Hardaway, both of Waxahachie; Archie Thomas and Leonard Bert Hardaway, both of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Rosa Wiles, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Emma Fay Reese, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Birdie Skinner, Normangee, and Mrs. Elmer Stewart, Miles; two brothers, Tommie Stringer, Corsicana and Lilton Stringer, Miles; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Eldredge Clarence “Buddy” Glasgow
Feb 11, 1916 - May 29, 1974

E. C. Glasgow

KERENS—Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for E. C. Glasgow, 57, who died Thursday morning at his home in Powell. Burial will be at Prairie Point cemetery. He was a retired farmer and a ginner.

Survivors include his widow, Sybil Glasgow of Powell; three sons, Lawrence Glasgow and Sam Glasgow of Powell and Clarence Glasgow of California; 12 grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Sam Glasgow of Corsicana; four brothers, Clint Glasgow and Jack Glasgow both of Dallas, Clinton Glasgow of Athens, and Melvin Glasgow of Kerens; five sisters, Mrs. G. E. Radney of Kerens, Mrs. Mary Williams, Mrs. Hazel Buck and Mrs. Ruth Keel all of Corsicana and Mable Lundy of Cedar Creek. Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 30, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sybil Frances (Stringer) Glasgow-Harper married Aug. 21, 1937; s/o Samuel Cleveland “Sam” Glasgow & Caledonia “Callie” (Turley) Glasgow

Henry Isaac Aken
Jun 16, 1884 - Jun 4, 1974

H. I. Aken

KERENS—Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paschal Funeral Home for Henry I. Aken, 88, resident of West and former resident of Kerens, who died Tuesday at a hospital in West. Leon Meek, Church of Christ minister, will officiate and burial will be at Prairie Point cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Miles of West; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother Bill Aiken of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a sister, Mrs. Timpel Reeder of Waukana, Okla.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun. 5, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Maudie (Oaks) Aken married Jun. 1, 1909 2nd wife Mazie Lee (Davis) Patterson-Aken married Feb. 16, 1915 s/o James Monroe Aken and Liza Melinda (Hale) Aken

Mazie Lee (Davis) Patterson-Aken
Mar 19, 1883 - Jan 7, 1953

Services Friday For Mrs. Aken

Funeral services for Mrs. Mazie Lee Aken, 69, of Kerens, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday, were held at the Kerens Methodist church, Friday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Smith, pastor, and Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, Corsicana. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Henry Aken, Kerens; three sons, Johnnie Patterson, Corsicana; Furman Patterson, Freer and Frank Patterson, Waskom; three daughters, Mrs. Theo Meissner, Longview; Mrs. Howard Weaver, Corsicana, and Mrs. Edward Miles, Itasca; 17 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hardy Mayo, Ewen Mayo, Luther Mayo, James Mayo, Cecil Newman and Georgie Lee Newman.

Inmon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan. 10, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband David Leslie “Dave” Patterson married Sep. 3, 1900 buried in Oakwood cemetery 2nd husband Henry Isaac Aken married Feb. 16, 1915 d/o Hiram Davis and Florence (Mayo) Davis per death certificate

Joseph Hiram Hardin
Jan 26, 1866 - Jan 25, 1938

AGED RESIDENT OF PURSLEY COMMUNITY BURIED WEDNESDAY

J. H. Hardin, aged 72 years, of Pursley, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday afternoon. Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Pursley Church of Christ with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Corsicana Church of Christ.

Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Mary Broughton, Pursley; Tommie Hardin, Pursley; Hattie Hardin, Mexia; Emma Hardin, Pursley; Edward Hardin, Pursley; Eva Hardin, Mexia; Mrs. Ella Crenshaw, Purdon, and Mrs. Bernice Pool, Dawson; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. May Rice, Dallas.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Anna Lee “Annie” (Watkins) Mann-Moore
Sep 1, 1865 - Sep 21, 1938

MRS. E. P. MOORE DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. E. P. Moore, aged 73 years, died at the family home, 1508 South Seventeenth street, Wednesday at noon, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held from the residence Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Moore had resided in Corsicana for the past 20 years.

Surviving are her husband, E. P. Moore, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. L. Olsen, Eureka, and Mrs. W. E. Wilson, Winkler; a son S. L. Mann, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Simpson, Belden, Miss., and Mrs. W. T. McFadden, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep. 21, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William F. Mann 2nd husband Erskine P. Moore married Nov. 20, 1929 buried in Oakwood cemetery d/o William Watkins and Mary (Elliott) Watkins

Sophia Melton/Milton (Stonestreet) Hall
Mar 9, 1862 - Feb 2, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. SOPHIA M. HALL HELD A CHATFIELD

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Melton Hall, aged 73 years, who died Tuesday night at 8 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Hellums at Chatfield, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted at the Hellums residence. Interment was made in the Pursley cemetery. Mrs. Hall had resided in Navarro county for the past 15 years. She had been a member of the Baptist church since childhood.

Surviving are three sons, J. C. Hall, J. W. Hall and P. B. Hall; two daughters, Mrs. Hellums, of Chatfield, and Mrs. E. C. Long, Houston; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Jefferson, Edens, Miss; and a number of other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Barton
B&D May 9, 1939

Infant Died At Pursley Tuesday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Barton of Pursley died Tuesday. Funeral rites were held at the Pursley cemetery late Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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J. D. Price
Feb 2, 1927 - Jun 14, 1939

Funeral Services For Pursley Youth Were Held Thursday

Funeral services for J. D. Price, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Price of Pursley, who died in a Waco hospital Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church at Pursley. Interment was made in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister. The youth had been ill only a short time.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Audria Mitchell and Miss Mary Alice Price, and four brothers, Lee, Ben, C. W. and Buford Price all of Pursley.

Pallbearers were Charles Bowman, Curtis Clemons, Everett Clemons, Robert Lee Clemons, Olen Clemons and Pritchett Price.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lovenia Emma (McAllister/McWhorter ??) Curry
Dec 15, 1848 - Nov 20, 1939

MRS. L. E. CURRY BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. L. E. Curry, aged 89 years, who died in Waco at 6 o’clock Monday evening were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home here Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Prior to moving to Waco three years ago, Mrs. Curry had resided in Corsicana for about 20 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Harris and Mrs. Mittie Staggs, both of Corsicana; a son, J. T. Curry, Waco and a number of grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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James Rutherford Lane
Sep 22, 1872 - Jun 24, 1939

J. R. LANE BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. R. Lane, 67, who died Saturday morning at the family residence on South Twenty-eighth street, were held at Hamilton cemetery at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon where interment was made. Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. Payne conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife; five sons, W. G. Lane of Gladewater, J. A. Lane of Blooming Grove, A. M. Lane and C. M. Lane all of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Baldwin of Richland, and a number of grandchildren.

Mr. Lane had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Billy Joe Reed
Jan 24, 1939 - Apr 26, 1939

Billie Joe Reed, Baby of Angus, Is Buried Thursday

Billie Joe Reed, three-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Reed of Angus, died Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Goff of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother and grandparents.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Martha Jane (Bates) Crumbley-Dill
Feb 26, 1871 - Oct 1, 1959

Friday Rites For Mrs. Dill

Mrs. Martha Crumbley Dill, 88, died Thursday morning at 745 West Third avenue.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Mrs. Dill was a member of the Angus Baptist church.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Dill had resided in Texas 55 years.

Surviving are three sons, Dave Crumbley, Odessa; R. G. and H. E. Crumbley, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. R. Callaway, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Pierce Callaway, L. G. Callaway, Jerry Callaway, Lloyd Adams, Tom Jordan and Edmond Railey, all grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 1, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert Edward Crumbley 2nd husband UNKNOWN Dill; d/o Jaster Bates & Jane (Jenkins) Bates per death certificate

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Rites Friday For Mrs. Dill

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Crumbley Dill, 88, who died Thursday morning at 745 West Third avenue, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Mrs. Dill was a member of the Angus Baptist church. A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Dill had resided in Texas 55 years.

Surviving are three sons, Dave Crumbley, Odessa; R. G. and H. E. Crumbley, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. R. Callaway, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Pierce Callaway, L. G. Callaway, Jerry Callaway, Lloyd Adams, Tom Jordan and Edmond Railey, all grandsons.

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Mattie L. (Flanagan) Nutt-Anderson
Jul 21, 1889 - Oct 2, 1975

Mrs. Anderson

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Mattie Nutt Anderson, 84, who died this morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include three step-sons, Ellrie Nutt of Corsicana, William Anderson of Houston, and Calvin Anderson of Kilgore; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Fowler of Kilgore; two sisters, Sarah Gaines of Waco, Mrs. Lorene Taylor of Houston, 16 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct. 2, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Jess Franklin Nutt buried in Ward cemetery 2nd husband Charlie Mose Anderson married Aug. 5, 1940 buried in Ward cemetery d/o John David Flanagan & Frances Rebecca (Baughman) Flanagan

Lula Lee (Bailey) Ewing
Jan 29, 1879 - Dec 21, 1939

MRS. L. L. EWING DIED SUDDENLY ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Lee Ewing, aged 60 years, who died suddenly at her residence near Lake Halbert Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by E.. E. Starks, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, Geo. E. Ewing; four sons, G. W. Ewing, H. J. Ewing, J. F. Ewing and G. E. Ewing, Jr., a daughter, Mrs. Alma Womack, Corsicana, and four grandchildren all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Mamie Marie (Owens) Sitze-Riley
Oct 16, 1914 - Mar 16, 1939

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED DALLAS; FUNERAL BE HERE

Mrs. Mamie Riley, 26, died Thursday morning in Parkland Hospital at Dallas after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The Rev. Joe E. Glenn will conduct the rites.

The deceased was a former resident of Corsicana and had lived in Dallas only a short time. She is survived by her husband, Francis T. Riley, a small son and a daughter, a sister Mrs. E. M. Paul of Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 16, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Leman Sitze 2nd husband Francis T. Riley married Aug. 8, 1938; d/o Ed Owens & Lula (Wallace) Owens

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MRS. MAMIE RILEY DIED IN DALLAS; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Riley, 26, who died in Parkland Hospital at Dallas Thursday morning, were held from the Corsicana Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Joe E. Glenn. Burial was in
Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased was a former resident of Corsicana and is survived by her husband, Francis T. Riley of Dallas; a small son and daughter, a sister, Mrs. E. M. Paul of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Alfred Byrd Byram
Mar 7, 1875 - Apr 25, 1939

AFFA B. BYRAM IS DEAD AS RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

Affa B. Byram, aged 64 years, 802 South Beaton street, died Monday night at 9:30 o’clock with a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church. Interment will be made in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the church, and Rev. Willis Blackmon, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Bert Owens, Pursley; Mrs. R. E. Yarbrough and Mrs. Floyd Yarbrough, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Davis, Athens, and Mrs. Bob Yarbrough, Kerens; a brother, Perry Byram, Scottsboro, Ala., and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Coy Clay, Clyde Horn, Ed Black, A. M. Potts, Paul Dillard and Emmett Prewett.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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RITES ON TUESDAY FOR A. B. BYRAM, WHO DIED MONDAY

Funeral services for A. B. Byram aged 64 years, who died Monday night at his home, 802 South Benton street, with a heart attack, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church. Interment was made in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the church, and Rev. Willis Blackmon, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Bert Owens, Pursley; Mrs. R. E. Yarbrough and Mrs. Floyd Yarbrough, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Davis, Athens, and Mrs. Bob Yarbrough, Kerens; a brother, Perry Byram, Scottsboro, Ala., and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Coy Clay, Clyde Horn, Ed Black, A. M. Potts, Paul Dillard and Emmett Prewett.

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Vian Evergreen “Vinnie” (Edmonds) Byram
Sep 12, 1882 - Nov 7, 1973

Mrs. Bryam

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Vinnie Byram, 91, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. James E. McKee will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

She was a native of Alabama and had lived in Corsicana most of her life, and was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include two daughters Mrs. Floyd Yarbrough and Mrs. John Szenasy, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Croft Edmonds of Scottsboro, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include W. H. Ross, T. C. Baggett, R. E. Arnold, J. L. Averitt, Bill Hutson, Bill Shaw, Ernest Jones and Clyde Osborne.

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Eugene A. Webb
Jan 11, 1904 - Oct 20, 1939

FUNERAL RITES FOR EUGENE WEBB HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Eugene A. Webb, aged 35 years, who died in Dallas, Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. G. H. Vaughn and S. R. Goff, Baptist ministers.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Webb, Corsicana; two brothers, A. H. Webb, Corsicana, and Robert Webb, Tahoka; and six sisters, Mrs. J. K. Graham, Corsicana; Mrs. A. H. Brewer, Corsicana; Mrs. Beatrice Burge, Corsicana; Mrs. C. W. Simon, Waco; Mrs. J. V. Allen, Enid, Oka., and Mrs. T. E. Fluker, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct. 23, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clida May (Henson) Webb married Apr. 30, 1925; s/o James Wesley “Wess” Webb & Willie Lavonia (Alsebrook) Webb buried in Oakwood cemetery

John Laurance Hill
B&D Oct 25, 1939

Funeral Rites For Infant Were Held Thursday Afternoon

Funeral rites for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hill, who died early Thursday, were held Thursday afternoon at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made.

Surviving re the parents and a sister.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William B. Wilson
May 24, 1884 - Oct 28, 1939

W. B. WILSON DIED SATURDAY MORNING; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for W. B. Wilson, age 55 years, who died at his residence east of Corsicana early Saturday morning, will be held in the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Hamilton cemetery. Mr. Wilson has been a resident of Navarro county for the past 30 years.

He is survived by two brothers, H. N. Wilson of Corsicana and Tom Wilson, Blooming Grove; four sisters, Mrs. T. F. Coley, Corbet; Mrs. R. F. Comer, Dawson; Mrs. Will May, Curtis, Okla., and Mrs. George Davis, Fruitland, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Truman Coley, Bud Knight, Frank Comer, Cecil Moore, Ray Allmon and C. D. Phillips.

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W. B. WILSON BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. B. Wilson, aged 55 years, who died early Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in the
Hamilton cemetery. He had resided in Navarro county for the past 30 years.

Surviving are two brothers, H. N. Wilson, Corsicana and Tom Wilson, Blooming Grove; four sisters, Mrs. R. F. Coley, Corbet; Mrs. R. F. Comer, Dawson; Mrs. Will May Curtis, Okla.; and Mrs. George Davis, Fruitland, Texas.

Pallbearers were Truman Coley, Bud Knight, Frank Comer, Cecil Moore, Ray Allmon and C. D. Phillips.

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Lyndel Sue Beeman
Nov 13, 1939 - Nov 16, 1939

Linda Sue Beeman, Infant, Buried In Hamilton cemetery.

Funeral services for Linda Sue Beeman, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Beeman, was held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Hamilton cemetery where interment was made.

She died Wednesday night. She is survived by her parents and grandparents.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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James Alex Hutchins
Sep 22, 1872 - Jul 18, 1945

Rites Held Monday For J. A. Hutchins

Funeral services for J. A. Hutchins, who died at his home here Wednesday morning, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. G. Harold Taylor conducted the rites and interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, a daughter, two brothers, three sisters, four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. J. Ashmore, Herman Allred, Joe Starnes, Ben Heathcote, Ben Frost, W. R. Dunn.

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Margie Myrtle (Collier) Hutchins
May 6, 1891 - Apr 1, 1963

Mrs. Hutchins Dies Monday

Mrs. M. M. Hutchins, 72, 708 North Commerce street, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital early Monday morning following a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Johnnie and Roe Hutchins, both of Corsicana, Forister Lee Hutchins, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. F. H. Crabb, Dumas; four grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. A. D. Alston, Temple and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 1, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Alex Hutchins; d/o Charles Wesley Collier & Lena Pearl (Fields) Collier buried in Dyess Grove cemetery, Bell county, Texas

Janice Dale Sanderson
Dec 12, 1939 - Dec 14, 1939

Infant Buried In Hamilton Cemetery Thursday Afternoon

Janice Dale, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett N. Sanderson, 735 West Eighth Avenue, died Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock Thursday morning and funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Josephine (Upchurch) Campbell
April 29, 1922 – June 25, 2018
 
Josephine Upchurch Campbell died at her assisted living facility in Dallas on June 25, 2018, at the age of 96 years, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s.

She was born in Corsicana, Texas, to Mattie and C.E. Upchurch, but moved to Tyler, Texas, at an early age, where she lived until her marriage.

She was preceded in death by her son, Brad, at age 11, daughter, Claudia, at age 51, husband, Donovan Campbell, Sr., in 2017, as well as brothers Claude E. Upchurch and James O. Upchurch.

She is survived by son Donovan Campbell, Jr. and his wife, Polly, their five sons, Donovan III and wife Christy, Caleb and wife Alyssa, Joshua and wife Richelle, Jordan and wife Kathryn, and Chase, the 15 great-grandchildren, and her fine nieces and nephews, Martha, Molly, Alan, and Ann (and their families).

Josephine graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, Phi Beta Kappa in English, pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma there and participated in the Tyler Rose Festival as a young lady.

After moving to Dallas in 1960 with her young family, as a devout Christian and accomplished student of the Bible, she became an active member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School for years and pioneered (with co-teacher Lois Crossland) the Bible Credit Course offered through Highland Park High School. Josephine served as a spiritual mentor to many young women in Dallas through these courses and numerous other Bible studies that she led for years. She enjoyed international travel in England and Europe with her husband and family friends.

In her later years, complications from hip surgery and her progressing Alzheimer’s kept her bedridden, but she received excellent treatment from her attendants at Presbyterian Village North and Tophill Personal Care. Also in her declining years, she unfortunately encountered difficult family challenges, but she soldiered on.

Josephine’s grandchildren warmly remember their many Sunday lunches—where they were treated to her exceptional and delicious cooking—and birthday shopping trips with “Gigi".

She was a fighter until the end. The family extends special thanks to her legal Guardian and Trustee, Christian F. Clausen, who faithfully served and protected her and the entire family for many years, and to Mark Whitman of Tophill Personal Care (and his staff), who attended to Josephine with excellence at his facility in her final years.

The Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 29, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219.

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Walter William Bates
Apr 7, 1873 - Jun 17, 1957

W. W. BATES
CORSICANA - June 18 (Spl) - Funeral services were held in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon for W. W. Bates former resident here, who died Sunday in Dallas.
Bates was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife: a son, Wallace of Garland; a grandson: a sister, Mrs. W. L. Priddy of Mexia and a brother, S. C. Bates of Mercedes.

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Beulah Marie (Wheeler) Bates
Dec 18, 1928 - Dec 2, 2018

Beulah Marie Bates, 88, of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana, Texas. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born in Houston, Texas, December 18, 1929, to Charles and Appie Lillian (Ritchey) Wheeler. She was married to James T. Bates, Jr.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bradley Neal Bates, of Dawson, Texas; a sister; and a brother.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Eddings, of Arlington, Texas; son, Rickey Allen Bates, of South Lebanon, Ohio; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Livingston, of Arlington, Texas, Ann Holder, of Blooming Grove, and Linda Goodwin, of Grand Saline, Texas; four half brothers and sisters; other relatives and many friends.

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Sarah Persons "Sallie" Berry
Dec 26, 1851 - Jan 19, 1871

Died at the residence of Mr. James Talley, near Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 19th, 1871, at 2 o'clock a.m. Miss Sallie P. Berry of Wadeville.

"Truly in the midst of life we are in death.," Little did we think that when but a few days ago she left us but to enjoy a pleasant visit to her relatives and friends that the sad news would soon come by the swift flight of a messenger that "She is dead! She is dead!" What a shock is felt at the utterance of those words. Yes, she's dead. Gone in the bloom of youth and beauty. Her deportment was ever exemplary - so kind, so amiable, so lively - she won the love and admiration of all who new her.

And sadly do we realize that she's gone. Her bright smile will cheer our hearts no more. The mellifluous tones of her voice will greet us no more. Her Graceful form has adorned our church and Sabbath school for the last time, - she is gone. The purest of the pure; but well do we know that as her eyes grew dim on earth, and earthy objects receded and disappeared, that they brightened on immortality and the scenes of a better land and a brighter clime than this.

And may we not fancy, when it was announced to the inhabitants of that better country, -she comes! - She comes! - there was a rustling of angel wings, - a thrilling of joy in those angelic spirits at the re-union of father, mother and daughter.

May that God who giveth and who taketh heal the broken hearts of her sorrowing friends and may they remember "That beyond the wilderness of life Are gathered friends and landscapes fair, Where sorrow, sin, and toil and strife Are past ! we can meet and love here there." - FRIEND

[Note: Sallie was the only child of Beverly Miller Berry and Sarah A. Persons who married in Livingston County, Ky.
Sarah died soon after Sallie's birth and the baby, with her
father, came to Texas with the James Persons family. She was reared by her grandmother, Catharine Hodge Persons, and was visiting her aunt, Kate Persons Talley, when she died. She and her father are buried in the Jimmerson Cemetery near Kerens, Navarro County]


Annie Florence (Manning) Grayson
May 26, 1874 – Aug 9, 1948

Streetman Rites for Mrs. Grayson
Miss Corynne Grayson, aged 72 years of Streetman, died at the P. & S. Hospital Wednesday night at 8:55 o'clock following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Burial will be in the St. Elmo cemetery.
Burleson Funeral Home will direct.


Oceola Ola "Osie" (Coker) Hagle
Jun 22, 1877 - Oct 23, 1959

Dawson Burial For Mrs. Hagle
CORSICANA (SPL) - Funeral services for Mrs. J. F. Hagle, 82, pioneer resident of Navarro County, who died at her home Friday in Dawson, were held at First Methodist Church in Dawon Saturday. BUrial was in Dawson Cemetery. Rev. W. L. Sanders and Rev. W. O. Estes officiated.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, Floyd Hagle, Doyel Hagle and Marvin Hagle of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Cox of Waco, and Mrs. Mabel Williams of Fort Worth; 11 grand-children; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Farmer, Mrs. Nora Crawford and Mrs. Emma Brady of Corsicana

Notes:

  • The Waco Tribune - Sunday, Oct 25, 1959

John Thomas “Tom” Scoggins
Jun 19, 1890 - Dec 10, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOM SCOGGINS ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Tom Scoggins, aged 50 years, who died at his home, 1543 West Third avenue, Tuesday morning after a lingering illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native Texan, Mr. Scoggins was an employee at the Magnolia refinery here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three daughters, Misses Elizabeth and Tommie Frances Scoggins, and Mrs. Leonard Murphy, a son, Jimmie Scoggins, and a brother, J. H. Scoggins, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Minster, Roy Moore, Earl Smalling, John C. Hughes, H. T. Jackson and Vernon Thompson.

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Albert B. Starling
Aug 27, 1873 - Dec 17, 1940

A. B. STARLING OF LONGVIEW IS BURIED HERE ON WEDNESDAY

A. B. Starling, aged 68 years, resident of Corsicana for 20 years prior to moving to Longview a year ago, died in Longview Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Longview; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lansford, Longview; and three sisters, Mrs. W. W. Ginn and Mrs. Tom Sanford, both of Tyler and Mrs. Price Holloway, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were S. J. Miles, Edgar Blackmon, Cap Curington, Jeff Spencer, George T. Brown, Wesley Edens, Jr., and Dr. W. K. Logsdon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 18, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Arizona L. (Gordon) Starling married Apr 9, 1899; s/o W. T. Starling & Adaline (Pepper) Starling per death certificate

Arizona L. (Gordon) Starling
Aug 29, 1878 - Nov 19, 1964

Mrs. Starling Dies Thursday

Mrs. A. B. Starling died Thursday night in Odessa.

Arrangements were pending Friday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

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Mrs. Starling Rites Sunday

Mrs. A. B. Starling, 86, died in Odessa Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. R. Gordon, Methodist minister of Fort Worth.

Mrs. Starling, resided in Corsicana many years and operated the Cottage Home, a boarding house here, before moving to Odessa 20 years ago to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lansford.

Surviving are her daughter and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bert Wafer, Jake Clifton, Dennis Donoho, Leslie White, Rufus Pevehouse and Granville Carroll.

Notes:

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Mrs. Starling Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. A. B. Starling, 86, who died in Odessa Thursday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. R. Gordon, Methodist minister of Fort Worth.

Mrs. Starling resided in Corsicana many years and operated a boarding house before going to Odessa 20 years ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lansford.

Surviving are her daughter and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bert Wafer, Jake Chilton, Dennis Donoho, Leslie White, Rufus Pevehouse and Granville Carroll.

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Farrah (Freeman) Simpson
Sep 26, 1903 - Oct 25, 1940

MRS. GEO. SIMPSON DIED FRIDAY MORN; BURIAL SATURDAY

Mrs. George Simpson, aged 37 years, died at the family home, 921 North Thirteenth street, Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the North Side Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, evangelist, former pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, her father, T. Freeman, and a sister, Mrs. B. M. Brannon, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Leon Melton, T. L. Brown, Clint Sheppard, David Barnes, Robert Lee and Marion Simpson.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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William Eddie Medaris
Sep 1, 1898 - Mar 28, 1940

W. EDDIE MEDARIS OF MONTFORT DIED THURSDAY MORNING

W. Eddie Medaris, age 41 years, life-long resident of the Montfort community, died at his home there Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Chatfield church at 2:30 Friday afternoon with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Ruby Nell Medaris, Montfort; three sisters, Mrs. D. D. Wylie, Montfort; Mrs. R. J. Graves, Dallas; Mrs. B. A. Boyles, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Robert Jones, B. G. Gorman, Ira Brazel, Joe Sims, B. G. Mayo and Farris Sessions. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 28, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Leona Pearl (Smith) Medaris married Mar 22, 1924; s/o William Loving Medaris & Isabel Esther (Speed) Medaris

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RITES HELD FOR W. E. MEDARIS AT CHATFIELD CHURCH

Funeral services for W. Eddie Medaris, aged 41 years, who died at his home in the Montfort community Thursday, were held Saturday afternoon from the Chatfield church at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert McKissack of Fairfield. The WOW Lodge had charge at the grave.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Miss Ruby Nell Medaris, Montfort; three sisters, Mrs. D. D. Wylie, Montfort; Mrs. R. J. Graves, Dallas, and Mrs. B. A. Boyles, Corsicana; a brother, Roy Medaris, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Jones, B. G. Gorman, Ira Brazel, Joe Sims, B. G. Mayo, and Farris Sessions.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Martin Luther Wise
May 5, 1870 - Dec 2, 1940

FUNERAL RITES FOR MARTIN L. WISE ARE HELD CHATFIELD

Martin Luther Wise, aged 70 years, died at his home in the Brown’s Valley community Monday night after an illness of a number of months.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nettie Wise, Brown’s Valley; three sons, Frank B. Wise, Sand Springs, Okla.; Louis Wise, Wichita Falls; and Marvin Wise, El Campo; five daughters, Mrs. A. I. Martin, Vernon; Mrs. J. M. Marshall and Mrs. Homer Marshall, both of Montfort; Mrs. D. S. McClanahan, Corsicana and Mrs. C. H. McClanahan, Kaufman; a brother, Oma Wise, Alabama; a sister, Mrs. Willie Gaston, Florida; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joe Sims, Percy Bobo, D. Gorman, Sam Reagan, Bertain Holloway and Dave Wylie.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Nettie (Sanders) Wise
Nov 13, 1870 - Feb 11, 1965

Hold Services For Mrs. Wise

Services for Mrs. Nettie Wise, 94, who died in Bazette Thursday following an extended illness, were held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Circill, pastor of the Bazette Baptist church of which she was a member, assisted by Rev. Bill Smith of Kaufman.

Surviving are two sons, Frank D. Wise, San Springs, Okla., and W. M. Wise, Brownsville; five daughters, Mrs. A. I. Martin, Vernon; Mrs. J. M. Marshall and Mrs. Homer Marshall, both of Kerens; Mrs. D. S. McClanahan, Fort Worth and Mrs. C. H. McClanahan, Kaufman; 22 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ola Smith, Chicago, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

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Lois Alonzo Ramsey
Feb 1867 - Nov 19, 1940

L. A. RAMSEY OF CHATFIELD BURIED THERE WEDNESDAY

Lois Alonzo Ramsey, aged 73, died at his home in Chatfield community Tuesday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Standifer, Presbyterian minister.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Noel Ramsey, and the following children; Mrs. Leonard Power, Lorena, W. R., Annie Sue, Wallace Britton and Wesley Alonzo Ramsey, all of the Chatfield community.

Mr. Ramey had been a resident of the Chatfield community for 16 years. He was a native Texan, having been born and reared at Bonham.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William John Anderson
Sep 30, 1853 - Jun 4, 1940

PIONEER RESIDENT CHATFIELD BURIED THERE WEDNESDAY

William J. Anderson, aged 86 years, pioneer resident of the Chatfield community, died at his home there Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Anderson had resided in Chatfield for the past 54 years.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church of Chatfield Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment was in the Chatfield cemetery. Rev. J. B. Weathers conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield; two daughters, Mrs. Mitt Pollan of Rice and Mrs. Lloyd Sands of Chatfield; one son, W. P. Anderson of Alma; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. C. Mullan, J. J. Kelt, W. P. Thorpe, J. M. Hodge, J. P. Hodge and B. F. Marchbanks.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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John Nelson McGeehee
Nov 27, 1854 - Jul 8, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. N. M’GEEHEE AT EUREKA TUESDAY

Funeral services for J. N. McGeehee, aged 85 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Shields at Eureka early Monday afternoon, were held there Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church.

Rites were conducted by Rev. George Smith. Interment was in the Wortham cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and daughter of Eureka, and one son, David McGeehee of Corsicana.

L. B. Bonner Funeral Service of Eureka had charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 9, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Eureka Cemetery
  • 1st wife Lula L. (Williams) McGeehee 2nd wife Ida Jane (Tekell) McGeehee married Feb. 8, 1893 buried in Robert Longbotham Cemetery, Wortham, Texas; s/o J. W. McGeehee per death certificate

Ruth (McGeehee) Shields
Oct 12, 1894 - May 14, 1963

Mrs. Shields Dies Tuesday

Mrs. W. R. (Ruth) Shields, 68, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Eureka Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Kent and a granddaughter, Kathy Jo Kent, all of Corsicana; a brother, David M. McGehee, Seagoville and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Luther Greer, Lloyd Land, Roy Jones, Brice Bonner, J. L. Grantham and W. R. Pritchett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 15, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Robert Shields married Aug 2, 1925; d/o John Nelson McGeehee & Ida Jane (Tekell) McGeehee (mother is buried in Robert Longbotham Cemetery, Wortham, Texas)

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Hold Services Mrs. Shields

Funeral rites for Mrs. W. R. (Ruth) Shields, 68, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Eureka Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Kent, a granddaughter, Kathy Jo Kent, all of Corsicana; a brother, David M. McGeehee, Seagoville, a sister, Carie McGeehee, Vernon and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Luther Green, Lloyd Land, Roy Jones, Brice Bonner, J. L. Grantham and W. R. Pritchett.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Whitfield
Jun 7, 1940 - Jun 8, 1940

Infant Buried At Eureka Saturday

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Whitfield who died early Saturday morning at the P. and S. Hospital were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Eureka where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents.

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William Joshua Chandler
Jul 18, 1882 - Feb 14, 1940

W. J. CHANDLER OF EUREKA DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL WEDNESDAY

W. J. Chandler, age 57 years, died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 from the Eureka Methodist church and the rites will be conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Smith of the Eureka church.

Mr. Chandler had been a resident of the Eureka community most of his life and was well known in that section and over the county.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Don, Curtis and Paul Chandler, all of Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Ella Castles, Eureka; three brothers, H. Chandler, Eureka; Robert Chandler, Streetman; Grady Chandler, Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. Betty Stokes, Duncan, Okla., and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements will be directed by Sutherland-McCammon and L. B. Bonner & Son.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. J. CHANDLER EUREKA THURSDAY

Funeral services for W. J. Chandler, aged 57 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning after an extended illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Mr. Smith of the Eureka church.

Mr. Chandler had been a resident of the Eureka community most of his life and was well known in that section and over the county.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Don, Curtis and Paul Chandler, all of Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Ella Castles, Eureka; three brothers, H. Chandler, Eureka; Robert Chandler, Streetman; Grady Chandler, Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. Betty Stokes, Duncan, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Boyd, A. H. Hodge, Randolph Robinson, Robert Grantham, W. C. Montgomery and Ernest Fullwood.

Funeral arrangements were conducted by Sutherland-McCammon and L. B. Bonner and Son.

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Harmon Walter Chandler
Mar 11, 1884 - Feb 23, 1945

HARMON CHANDLER DIED AT EUREKA; RITES ON SUNDAY

Harmon Chandler 60, died at his home in Eureka community Friday. Funeral services will be held from the Eureka Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Peyton Goodman conducting the rites. Burial will be in Eureka cemetery with Eureka Masonic Lodge in charge of the services at the grave.

He served as deputy sheriff during the oil boom in that section in the early 20’s. he had been a resident of the Eureka community practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, Robert Chandler, Houston; Grady Chandler, Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. Betty Stokes, Duncan, Okla., and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HARMON CHANDLER HELD EUREKA SUNDAY

Funeral services for Harmon Chandler, aged 60 years, who died at his home in the Eureka community Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the grave.

Chandler was a deputy sheriff in the oil fields here in the early 1920’s. he had resided in the Eureka community practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; two brothers, Robert Chandler, Houston and Grady Chandler, Wichita Falls; and a sister, Mrs. Betty Stokes, Duncan, Okla.

Sutherland – McCammon directed.

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Henry Grady Chandler
Dec 28, 1888 – Apr 29, 1959

Chandler Rites Held Today

Funeral services were held from the McCammon chapel at 3:30 p.m. Thursday for Grady Chandler, 69, resident of Dallas, who died Wednesday afternoon. He was formerly of Navarro county.

Rev. Jimmy Mobley, pastor of the Methodist church in Eureka, officiated. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Ethel Chandler of Dallas; one son, Tom Chandler of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Morris McCann of Dallas; one brother, Bob Chandler of Houston; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Buck Hodge, Curtis Chandler, Aubrey Henshaw, Dexter Beauchamp, Olin Castles and Chat Dunham.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 30, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ethel Elizabeth (Steele) Chandler buried in Birdston cemetery s/o Thomas Harmon Chandler and Mary Frances “Fannie” (Rosser) Chandler

William/Wilburn Mooney Knight
Oct 20, 1859 - Apr 22, 1940

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED AT EUREKA

Wilburn M. Knight, aged 80 years, retired farmer, resident of this section for 45 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Minnie O. Yancy, Mamie avenue, Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the Eureka cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his sister, a niece, Mrs. Jim Whitfield, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Haney, Robert Borden, Preston Howard, Brise Lassiter, F. R. Whitfield, Lloyd Chambliss, Jim Whitfield and John W. Davidson.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr. 23, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Andrew Knight & Letha “Leesi” (Beckham) Knight (brother to Ellen Knight & Minnie Ola (Knight) Yancy)

Ethel Elizabeth (Steele) Chandler
Nov 18, 1892 - Dec 3, 1979

Mrs. Chandler
Services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Elizabeth Chandler, who died Monday in Lancaster.
The Rev. Grayson Glass was to officiate, with burial at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.


Charles Henry "Soap" Osborne
Jun 14, 1927 - Apr 22, 2015
 
Charles Henry “Soap” Osborne, 87, of Coolidge, entered into his heavenly home on April 22, 2015. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Coolidge with Pastor Bob Rainey officiating. Interment will follow in the Coolidge Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Soap was born June 14, 1927 in Emmett, Texas to P. G. and Eula Littlejohn Osborne. He grew up in Coolidge and after graduating from Coolidge High School, received his Bachelor Degree in Education from Sam Houston University and Master Degree from Baylor University. He proudly served his country in the US Army in Germany.

Soap returned to his hometown where he completed 48 years of service with the Coolidge ISD. He taught English, Spanish and wrote all the senior plays. Knowing the students, he wrote the parts for each individual person according to his or her personality to create the play. These performances provided money for the senior trips.

On April 24, 1960, Soap married Rose Mary Stevens at the First United Methodist Church in Coolidge. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who cherished his family. He was a Christian who dedicated his life serving the Lord through his church and community. Soap was a long time active member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on numerous committees. He and Rose Mary traveled to many countries as he served as a delegate to the World Conference on numerous occasions. He also served in a number of capacities for the City of Coolidge.

Soap enjoyed fishing and bird hunting; he fished for the peacock bass in the Amazon and hunted and fished in Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; two sisters; and son-in-law, David Webb.

Soap is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Rose Mary Osborne of Coolidge; two daughters, Cheryl Osborne and husband, John O’Neal of Sylva, NC and Melinda Osborne Webb of Angleton; granddaughter, Kimberly Nugent and husband, Dr. John Nugent of Placerville, CA; two great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Sean Nugent; a number of nieces, nephews; and numerous friends.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Webb, Bennie Stevens, Tommy Osborne, Matt Webb, Dr. W. H. “Bill” Lowry and Dale Lowry.

Soap’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to Mary Kilgore, Angie Allcorn and Dorothy Kinney for their dedication and wonderful care given over the past years.

The family request memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Coolidge.

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Jerrell Lee Jones Sr.
Jun 2, 1924 - Feb 26, 2009

Jerrell Lee Jones Sr., 84, of Waco, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in Providence Hospital. Graveside services with military honors will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen with the Rev. Greg Brumit officiating.

Jerrell was born in Dawson, Texas, to the late Milburn Jones and Alma Collins Jones. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943. While serving his country, he received the Purple Heart. On Jan. 12, 1948, he married Iris Baggett in Waco. Upon returning home from the service, he became a self employed painting contractor which he retired from after over 40 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his daughters, Cathy Bates and Kelly Thigpen; and a son, Jerrell Lee Jones, Jr.

Jerrell is survived by his wife, Iris; sons, Larry Jones, and Gary Jones and wife, Janice, all of Waco; daughters, Bridgett Voss and husband, Billy, of Lorena, and Martha McClain, of Washington; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Colene Kromer and husband, Kelly, of Lorena, and Jeanette Thompson, of Hewitt; other relatives and many friends.

Notes:

  • Waco Tribune-Herald: 2/27/2009 - 3/01/2009
  • h/o Iris Odelle (Baggett) Jones; s.o Jesse Milburn Jones & Alma Bessie (Collins) Jones
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Palma Juanita "Pam" (Johnson) McCulloch
Nov 12, 1943 - Dec 29, 2018

 
Obituary for Palma Juanita "Pam" McCulloch (Johnson)

Palma (Pam) Juanita McCulloch went to be with our lord on December 29, 2018 surrounded by her family. Pam was born November 12, 1943 to George and Addie Johnson in O’Donnell, TX.
Pam had many things she liked to do, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; she loved putting together puzzles, and loved her coffee.
Palma is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry McCulloch; her parents, George and Addie Johnson; her daughters, Carla Tuck and Casey McCulloch; and great-grandson Ty Garrett Piercy; sisters, Jackie, Martha; and brother, James.
Palma is survived by her daughter Camille Wells and husband Randy Wells of Midland, TX her son, Jerry and daughter-in-law Donna McCulloch of Corpus Christi, TX, and sister, Pat Coker of Corsicana, TX. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Devan Stevens and husband, John of Midland, TX, Randa Wells of Midland, TX, Ashley Moore of Corsicana, TX, Joseph and Josh Smith, and Shawna and JD McCulloch of Corpus Christi, TX and Jamee and Bubba Hall; great-grandchildren John Michael and Mallorie Stevens of Midland, TX, Mason Wells (Baby Doll) of Midland, Rhyan Piercy of Mineola, TX. Zach, Dylan, and Carlee of Corsicana, TX. Kaileigh, Liana, and Juliana Smith of Colorado.
Visitation with the family will be on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana from 6-8 PM. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10 AM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rhyan Piercy, John Michael Stevens, Shawn Piercy, Zach Moore, Dylan Jones, Shannon Sherrod, Eldon St. Ledder, and JD McCulloch.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Jerry Ronald McCulloch; d/o George Johnson & Addie Pearl (Melton) Johnson

Robbie Yvonne (Harrison) Hall-Ingram
Sep 23, 1927 - Jan 5, 2019
 
Yvonne Ingram, 91, of, Wylie, TX, passed away on January 5, 2019.
She was born in Blooming Grove, TX on September, 23, 1927. She married and had daughter, Dawn C. Hall on September 24, 1947. She was later divorced.
Yvonne then married Wm. “Bill” Ingram on November 20, 1948. They had two girls, Cynthia A. Copeland and Marci L. Keeton.
Yvonne worked at Medallions (now a Target) on Northwest Hwy. She did the books and worked in housewares. She would frequently see Dallas Cowboys players of the 1970s.
She had a passion for sewing, gardening, made the most amazing fried chicken, warm potato salad and delicious warm banana pudding. With the help from her 1st grandson, Nicholas, they extended the patio and shingled it. She would climb a tree to get on the house because she was afraid the ladder would move. She did this at the age of 71.
She is survived by daughters, Dawn Morgan of Dallas, TX and Marci Keeton of Wylie. TX. She had 4 grandchildren, Marika McGregor of Heath, TX, Nicholas Copeland of McKinney, TX, Christopher Keeton and Kyle Keeton of Wylie, TX. She had 4 great-grandchildren, Nigel Rhys McGregor and Liam McGregor of Heath, TX, McKayla Copeland of Lavon,TX and Kairi Keeton of Wylie, TX.
Yvonne is preceded in death by Wm. “Bill” Ingram, husband and Cynthia Copeland, daughter.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home 10501 Garland Rd., Dallas TX 75218 from 5 to 8pm.
There will be a graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery, Rose Hill Rd in Blooming Grove, TX 76626 at 1pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

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Yvonne Ingram, 91, of, Wylie, TX, passed away on January 5, 2019.

She was born in Blooming Grove, TX on September, 23, 1927. She married and had daughter, Dawn C. Hall on September 24, 1947. She was later divorced.

Yvonne then married Wm. “Bill” Ingram on November 20, 1948. They had two girls, Cynthia A. Copeland and Marci L. Keeton.

Yvonne worked at Medallions (now a Target) on Northwest Hwy. She did the books and worked in housewares. She would frequently see Dallas Cowboys players of the 1970s.

She had a passion for sewing, gardening, made the most amazing fried chicken, warm potato salad and delicious warm banana pudding. With the help from her 1st grandson, Nicholas, they extended the patio and shingled it. She would climb a tree to get on the house because she was afraid the ladder would move. She did this at the age of 71.

She was survived by daughters, Dawn Morgan of Dallas, TX and Marci Keeton of Wylie. TX. She had 4 grandchildren, Marika McGregor of Heath, TX, Nicholas Copeland of McKinney, TX, Christopher Keeton and Kyle Keeton of Wylie, TX. She had 4 great-grandchildren, Nigel Rhys McGregor and Liam McGregor of Heath, TX, McKayla Copeland of Lavon,TX and Kairi Keeton of Wylie, TX.

Yvonne is preceded in death by Wm. “Bill” Ingram, husband and Cynthia Copeland, daughter.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home 10501 Garland Rd., Dallas TX 75218 from 5 to 8pm.

There will be a graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery, Rose Hill Rd in Blooming Grove, TX 76626 at 1pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

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Dorris Loretta (Bates) Curry
Oct 13, 1940 - Jan 3, 2019
 
Dorris Bates Curry, 78 of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Jan. 3rd at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana. She was born on Oct. 13, 1940 in Kilgore to James Thomas and Nova Rebecca Bates. She was married to Dan Curry of Blooming Grove for over 53 years. Outside of her family, her proudest accomplishment was getting her GED after having to drop out of school to go to work to help her parents.
Dorris and Dan made their home in Arlington where she worked for TI and had their two children. They then moved to Corsicana in 1976. Dorris worked for Homes Mini Storage, owned by the IOOF and retired after 25 years as manager. She loved to fish at her favorite place in Emhouse and babysit all of her nieces, nephews and grandkids. She was a lifetime member of what once was the first Pentecostal Church of God which is now Calvary Worship Center and loved her Church family.
She loved all of the traditional church hymns and sang in the choir. She also loved to call her family members on their birthdays and sing "Happy Birthday" to them in her squeaky voice.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers James Jr, Tommy Joe and Roger Bates and sisters Dorothy Coker and Donnie Dobbs.
She is survived by her husband Dan Curry; children Jimmy Curry and wife Erin, Tammy Whittenburg and husband Bobby; grandkids Cole, Jimmy G, Annie Curry and Brandon Whittenburg; sister Brenda Willis and husband Jimmy along with numerous nieces and nephews of which she loved very much.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary Johnson and Michael Bernard officiating.
Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charlie Barham, Eric Coker, John Palos, Brandon James Freeman, Addison Palos, Cavendar Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Joseph Freeman, Cole Curry, Jimmy G. Curry, Brandon Whittenburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 8th Ave. 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 or alzfdn.org.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas

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Thelma Anne (Neal) Shwarts
Jan 22, 1931 - Dec 30, 2018

Thelma Anne Neal Shwarts died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at age 87 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.
Thelma was born on Jan. 22, 1931 in Blooming Grove to Tommy Lee Neal, a farmer and Anne Eliza Carroll, a school teacher, artist and music teacher.
Thelma graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1948 and Navarro Junior College in 1950. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1952 and later her Master's of Education Degree from East Texas State University in Commerce. She taught elementary school for over 12 years in the Corsicana Texas Public School System. She was a great musician, like her mother and played in the marching bands at Navarro Junior College and at East Texas State University. She was an accomplished pianist as well. She has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana for over 60 years. She married Marvin Cerf Shwarts in December of 1960.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Thelma leaves one son, Steven Louis Shwarts, of Corsicana; a brother, Robert Neal of Burlington, Connecticut and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.
Interment will be private at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Corsicana 510 West Collin Street, Corsicana, Texas75110, the Hebrew Cemetery, c/o Community National Bank & Trust 321 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas75110 or the charity of your choice.
 

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Nora "Marva" (Arnold) Tarvin
Mar 30, 1938 - Dec 23, 2018

Nora "Marva" Arnold Tarvin, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born March 30, 1938 to Kineth Arnold and Ruby White Arnold both of Waxahachie.
She was raised in the Waxahachie/Italy area including spending summers with her beloved grandmother Josie "Maw" White in Italy, Texas. She then moved with her father and step-mother, Sybil Arnold to Fort Worth where she attended Arlington Heights High School.
Marva gave her career to Catholic Charities of Fort Worth where she rose from receptionist to Director of Human Resources and administered the Adoption Registry. She retired after 36 years of service. Marva was fiercely protective of her staff and loyal to those she loved. Marva was an example of what compassion looks like and how to be a mother and grandmother.
Marva was preceded in death by her parents and younger brother, Andrew Arnold.
She is survived by four children, Charles Tarvin of Dallas, Robert Tarvin and wife Kelly of Arlington, Elizabeth Gholson of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Susan Redder and husband Dr. Ron Redder of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She also leaves behind to cherish her memories three sisters, Sandra Horton of Houston, Cindy Whiteman of Hurst and Sybilou Moler of Addison; brother Torby Giles of Pace, Florida and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give our heart felt thanks to Trisun Care Center, Hand-in-Hand Hospice, Dr. Ron Rodriguez, Toula Glass, the Moore Family of Corsicana and the Plocica family of Fort Worth for their remarkable care and support provided to our mother and our family.
Visitation with the family will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Memorial services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Stephens officiating.
Private interment is set at a later date.
Memorials may be made to your local Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

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James Selwyn "Hap" Hollingsworth
Dec 20, 1939 - Dec 28, 2018

James "Hap" Hollingsworth, 79 of Blooming Grove, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 in Arlington. He was born Dec. 20, 1939 in Dresden to Clyde and Alma Vera Clark Hollingsworth. Hap graduated from Barry High School in 1958, then he went to Navarro College graduating in 1960.
After graduating from Navarro College he went to Texas A&M, where he graduated in 1962 with his Bachelor Degree and then graduating in 1964 with his Masters Degree. He continued his education at University of Florida from 1964 to 1966, dissertation research in Columbia 1966 to
1968 and obtained his PhD in 1970.

Hap taught sociology at The University of Alabama from 1969 to 2000 with about 10,000 students passing through his class. He was a Fulbright Scholar-Researcher, Universidad de Guadalajara 1978 to 1979. He wrote two books, one research guide on the developmental disabilities in Alabama and several chapters in books and many articles in scholarly journals. He lead many students on study trips to Mexico, Columbia and Costa Rica.

Hap was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bud Hollingsworth and nephew Cole Hollingsworth.

He is survived by his brother, Ronald Hollingsworth; sister-in-law, Donna Hollingsworth; nephew, Matthew Hollingsworth and numerous cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

Interment to follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Benny Melton, Larry Farish, Jack Lewis, Johnny Lawrence, Bubba Evans, Rory Evans.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church PO Box
289 Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • s/o Clyde Hollingsworth & Alma Vera (Clark) Hollingsworth
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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