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Robert Franklin Adams
May 21, 1917 - Sep 23, 1940

ROBERT F. ADAMS IS INSTANTLY KILLED WHEN HIT BY TRAIN

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED TUESDAY WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Robert F. Adams, aged 23 years of Angus, was instantly killed about 1:45 o’clock Monday morning south of Angus when the fast Southern Pacific Lines passenger train struck him. Funeral services will be conducted from 209 East Third Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sim Adams; a brother, Herman Adams, and a sister, Mrs. L. A. Wade, all of Angus, and other relatives. He formerly resided in Corsicana.

The victim and a cousin, Willard Reese of Hempstead were asleep on the railroad track, officers reported, and Reese made his escape when awakened. Sheriff Cap Curington quoted Reese as saying that Adams raised up facing the headlight of the speeding train and apparently was blinded. The body was badly mangled. A shirt, the officers reported was on the cow-catcher of the train when it reached Richland. Sheriff Curington quoted train officials as saying they did not recognize Adams as a person, and he apparently raised up after the train was so close as to exclude him from view from the cab.

Reese immediately notified relatives and others of the accident. He was quoted as saying he and his companion had sat down to smoke a cigarette and fell asleep.

Sheriff Curington said Adams’ body was between the rails when it was struck, investigation revealed.

County officers and Judge A. E. Foster, justice of the peace, immediately went to the scene of the accident and conducted an investigation.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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VICTIM OF TRAIN ACCIDENT BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Robert Franklin Adams, aged 23 years, of Angus, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from 209 East Third Avenue. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

Pallbearers were Cleo Bibbs, Muford Cagle, Alfred L. Green, Lloyd Taylor Elijah Ragan and Henry Price.

Adams was instantly killed at an early hour Monday morning eight miles south of Corsicana when he was struck by a southbound Southern Pacific Lines passenger train. The bod was mangled. A cousin of the victim, Willard Reese of Hempstead, witnessed the tragedy and spread the alarm.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sim Adams; a brother, Herman Adams and a sister, Mrs. L. A. Wade, all of Angus, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Lemuel Eugene Smith
Oct 13, 1853 - Feb 14, 1940

Rites Saturday For L. E. Smith

Funeral services for Lemuel E. Smith, 75, who died Thursday morning at his home, 1501 West Eleventh avenue, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.. He was a retired Cameron Lumber Company employe.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three sons, Jester Smith, High Island; Roy Smith, California, and Newton Smith, Corpus Christi; two daughters, Mrs. Weldon Nokes, Waxahachie and Mrs. Thomas McPherson, Beaumont, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Lee Tiener and Mrs. Willie Johns, both of Athens, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 23, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah T. Lula (Bristow) Smith married Dec. 23, 1908; s/o James R. Smith & Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Smith (mother is buried in White Church cemetery, Blooming Grove)

Thomas Wyley Carson
Feb 10, 1887 - Apr 29, 1940

T. W. CARSON DIED MONDAY NIGHT; WAS BURIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for T. W. Carson, age 53, who died at his home on South Fifteenth street Monday night, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Second Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Carson had been a resident of Corsicana for 28 years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ina Ellen Morton, Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Ludie Green, Corsicana; Mrs. L. Smith, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mollie May, Beaumont; two brothers, Roy Carson, Beaumont and John Allen Carson, Rural Shade, and other Relatives.

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Donald Joseph Crawford
Dec 20, 1933 - Nov 5, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LUFKIN CHILD HELD HERE TODAY

Funeral services for Donald Joseph Crawford, aged 6 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Crawford of Lufkin, who died at Lufkin Tuesday afternoon, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday afternoon , were held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. B. Dautnegban, Lufkin Lutheran minister.

Mr. and Mrs. Crawford and their mother, Mrs. Ada Overstreet Kelly are former Corsicana residents having lived here and in the Zions Rest community for many years. He is survived by his parents, one brother, James Lawrence, grandmothers, Mrs. Ada Kelly of Lufkin and Mrs. Fox of Houston and other relatives.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Susan Matilda Jane (Roberts) Cox
Nov 30, 1887 - Sep 30, 1940

MRS. J. H. COX DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL MONDAY MORNING

Mrs. J. H. Cox, aged 52 years, died at the Navarro Clinic at an early hour Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be conducted by T. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Cox, Corsicana; a son, H. O. Cox, Corsicana, and seven sisters, Mrs. Sam West, Prairie Hill; Mrs. J. D. Smith, Overton; Mrs. Joe Carroll, Overton; Mrs. G. W. Withers, Teague; Mrs. Effie Herod, Groesbeck; Mrs. Nannie Massey, Arp, and Mrs. D. S. Cobb, Barry.

The family had resided here for the past 20 years.

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MRS. J. H. COX IS BURIED TUESDAY IN OAKWOOD

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. J. H. Cox, aged 52 years, who died at the Navarro clinic early Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by T. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister.

The family had resided here for twenty years.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Cox, a son, H. O. Cox, both of Corsicana; seven sisters, Mrs. Sam West, Prairie Hill; Mrs. I. D. Smith and Mrs. Joe Carroll both of Overton, Mrs. G. W. Withers, Teague; Mrs. Effie Herod, Groesbeck; Mrs. Nannie Massey, Arp, and Mrs. D. S. Cobb, Barry.

Pallbearers were Arthur Lennon, A. R. Cravens, Louis Daniels, Elmo Hollingsworth, Herschel Blackman, Dillard Conner, John Lawhon and Clyde Gunter.

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George Neal Yates
Mar 9, 1908 - Apr 19, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GEORGE YATES

Funeral rites for George Neal Yates, aged 32 years, who died with a heart attack at Austin early Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Allen A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

Prior to going to Austin two months ago where he was employed by the Safeway Stores, he had resided several months in Amarillo. He was born and reared in Corsicana, and was well-known here.

Surviving are his widow, parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Yates, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Etta Yates and Mrs. Bob Mills, both of Corsicana; two brothers, John Leslie Yates, Corsicana, and David L. Yates, Amarillo, and two nephews.

Pallbearers were N. M. Hawkins, Neal Harris, J. T. Finch, Eddie Aston, N. C. Berkie, Austin, and George Pollard.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 22, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Tina Mae (Reid) Yates-Fife married Feb. 26, 1930 buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Tx; s/o George Perry Yates & Jessie Etta (Jordan) Yates

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GEORGE N. YATES FOUND DEAD HEART ATTACK IN AUSTIN

George Neal Yates, aged 32 years, was found dead in his room early Saturday morning in Austin, relatives here were advised.

A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death. He is reported to have complained of a heart ailment for several days. Mr. Yates was employed by the Safeway Stores in Auston and prior to that time was employed in Amarillo for several years. He was reared here and was well-known.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Allen A. Peacock, pastor of the church. Corley Funeral Home returned the body here Saturday afternoon.

Surviving are his widow, parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Yates, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Etta Yates and Mrs. Bob Mills, both of Corsicana; two brothers, John Leslie Yates, Corsicana, and David L. Yates, Amarillo, and two nephews.

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Katie (Scarborough) Morgan-Wilson
Aug 26, 1877 – Jun 30, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. KATE WILSON MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Scarborough Wilson, who died at the family home, 1006 West Sixth Avenue, Sunday morning, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Wilson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. E. W. Hightower, Corsicana and Mrs. Willie Briggs, Farrar, Texas, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late District Judge Hawkins Scarborough.

Pallbearers were George Harvin, J. M. Pugh, R. D. Fleming, George Campbell, H. W. Carson, Judge Paul H. Miller, Mayor J. S. Murchison and W. P. McCammon.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Hallie Grantham
Jun 28, 1888 - Sep 11, 1940

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED HERE ON THURSDAY

Miss Hallie Grantham, former Corsicanan, died at her home in Dallas Wednesday morning. She had been ill for some time.

Funeral services are planned here Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her father, W. B. Grantham; a sister, Mrs. William Croft; a brother, Fred Grantham, and an aunt, Mrs. E. C. Huckabee, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HALLIE GRANTHAM THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Miss Hallie Grantham, aged 49 years, who died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital after an extended illness, will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Grantham had lived in Dallas for twenty-three years but had retained her membership in the First Methodist church here.

Rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her father, W. B. Grantham; a sister, Mrs. William Croft, a brother, Fred Grantham, and an aunt, Mrs. E. C. Huckabee, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Taylor and Mr. Noocaster, both of Dallas, J. D. Bryant, R. C. Grantham, William Croft, Jr., Wendel Grantham, Edwin Grantham and G. H. Ferrell.

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John Thomas Ford
Oct 20, 1871 - Jun 28, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. T. FORD

Funeral services for J. T. Ford, aged 68 years, former Corsicanan, who died suddenly at Winters, Texas, Friday afternoon, were held here Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Newman of Mexia and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

He was connected with the Cotton Belt Lines here for many years. A native of Alabama, he had resided in Texas for 55 years.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Martell Ford, Winters; William Raymond Ford, Fort Worth, and Robert Marion Ford, Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Edgar Jordan, Corsicana; Mrs. Robert Pickett, Streetman; Mrs. Frank Wallin, Houston; Mrs. E. L. Jackson, Alvin, and Mrs. Gaylard Smith, Delia; 19 grandchildren and nine step-children.

Pallbearers were Ray Jordan, Wesley Jordan, Frank Wallin, Jr., Robert Lee Pickett, Jr., Thomas Seay, Jr., and Marion Ford.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Wilson
B&D Jul 29, 1940

Infant Was Buried Tuesday Morning

Funeral services were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Wilson. The baby died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday.

Surviving are the parents and two sisters.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ella Blanche (Flagler) Eaton
May 24, 1881 - Jan 14, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BLANCHE EATON HELD MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Eaton, aged 58 years, a resident of Corsicana for the past nine years, formerly of Arp, Texas, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was in the Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Eaton died at the P. and S. Hospital early Sunday morning following a long illness. Rev. A. A. Peacock pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the services.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marie Andrews, Corsicana; Mrs. James Davis, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Raymond Marick, Corsicana; three sons, John Eaton, Corsicana; Gerald Eaton, Waco, and Cleelland Eaton, Abilene; two grandchildren; one sister, Dr. Edith Flagler, Oaklahoma; two brothers, E. W. Flagler, Oklahoma, and M. K. Flagler, Tyler.

Pallbearers were James Hester, Lee Morgan, Joe Bell, Jack Rea, Calvin Calhoun, Carl Patterson and W. L. Apperson.

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Edward Jean Franks
Aug 2, 1940 - Sep 4, 1940

Baby Be Buried Thursday Morning Oakwood Cemetery

Funeral services for Edward Gene Franks, month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Franks, who died Wednesday morning at the family residence, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made.

He is survived by his parents and grandparents.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Walter Lashore Nicholson
Oct 20, 1866 - Sep 14, 1940

W. P. NICHOLSON DIED FORT WORTH; BURIAL HERE TODAY

Walter P. Nicholson died at his home in Fort Worth Saturday afternoon at 6 o’clock and was buried in Oakwood cemetery here Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock following funeral services in Fort Worth.

Mr. Nicholson was a former resident of Corsicana and was an employee of the Magnolia Company.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Clifford and Homer Nicholson, Fort Worth; George Nicholson, Harlingen; Miller Nicholson, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ruth Lonsford, Big Springs; a sister, Mrs. Julia McPhail, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Betty Lucinda (Kessinger) Nicholson
Mar 4, 1864 - Sep 16, 1955

Former Resident Dies At Fort Worth
Mrs. Betty Nicholson, formerly of Corsicana and known by her friends and relatives here as “Granny Nicholson”, died in Fort Worth Friday. She was 92.

Graveside rites will be conducted at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday at 3 p.m.

Mrs. Nicholson was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Corsicana. She is survived by several children, including a daughter, Mrs. Will Lonsford of Fort Worth former of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Donald Langdon "Don" Humphries, Sr.
May 20, 1878 - Apr 18, 1940

FUNERAL RITES FOR DON L. HUMPHRIES FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Don L. Humphries, aged 62 years, who died Thursday following a lingering illness, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. W. Luper, pastor of the First Baptist church in Oak Cliff, and Rev. J. T. Luper, of Huntsville.

Masons had charge of the rites at the grave. He was a Spanish-American War veteran and was a barber here for many years.

Surviving are his widow, four sons, Byram Humphries, Corsicana; Lloyd Humphries, Dallas; Lewis Humphries, Corsicana, and Don L. Humphries, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Misses Marie and Mildred Humphries, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Steve Humphries, Valley View, and Coleman Humphries, Andrews, S. C.; four sisters, Miss Bonnie Humphries, Rocket, Texas, and three sisters in South Carolina; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Carroll, Walter Hamilton, Paul Harwell, John A. Pierce, Paul H. Miller, J. Harry Burke, Max D. Almond and Chas. Highnote.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Opie Wills, Dr. Wilson David, Dr. O. C. Bowmer, L. A. Johnson, members of the James Garitty Post Spanish -American War Veterans, members of the American Legion and friends of the family.

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DON L. HUMPHRIES DIED THURSDAY; BE BURIED ON FRIDAY

Don L. Humphries, aged 62 years, died at his home here Thursday morning following a long illness. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Luper, pastor of the First Baptist church in Oak Cliff and Rev. J. T. Luper, Huntsville.

Masons will have charge of services at the grave.

Mr. Humphries had been a resident of Corsicana a number of years and took an active part in civic affairs. He was a Mason and a Spanish War veteran.

Surviving are his widow, four sons, Byram Humphries, Corsicana; Lloyd Humphries, Dallas; Lewis Humphries, Corsicana, and Don L. Humphries, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Misses Marie and Mildred Humphries, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Steve Humphries, Valley View, and Coleman Humphries, Andrews, S. C.; four sisters, Miss Bonnie Humphries, Rocket, Texas, and three sisters in South Carolina; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. D. Carroll, Walter Hamilton, Richard Harwell, John A. Pierce, Paul H. Miller, J. Harry Burke. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Opie Wills, Dr. Wilson David, Dr. O. C. Bowmer, Max Almond, L. A. Johnson, members of the James Garitty Post Spanish -American War Veterans, members of the American Legion and friends of the family.

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Louis G. Gross
Dec 1, 1863 - Apr 3, 1940

Henderson County Man Be Buried Here

Funeral services were slated at Oakwood cemetery here Friday afternoon for Louis G. Gross, aged 76 years, who died Wednesday night in the Ash community, Henderson county.

He was a native of Toledo, Ohio, but had resided in Henderson county.

Surviving are three brothers and a sister.

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Mary E. Henrietta (Akin) Bryant
Sep 25, 1863 - Jun 20, 1940

Funeral Rites For Mrs. M. Bryant Are Scheduled Friday

Mrs. Henrietta Bryant, aged 76 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 2009 West Fourteenth avenue, Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Second Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Judge M. Bryant, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Claudia Ray, Corsicana; Mrs. Sallie Washburn, Brownsboro, and Mrs. Lacy Herrin, Cotton Valley, La.; three sons, H. W. Bryant, Goolden Feadow, La., C. F. Bryant, Greggton, and H. J. Bryant, Corsicana; 39 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Zack Akins, Ethel, Miss.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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BURIAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BRYANT ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Bryant, aged 76 years, long-time resident of Corsicana who died at the family home Wednesday night were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Second Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the church and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Judge M. Bryant, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Claudia Ray, Corsicana; Mrs. Sallie Washburn, Brownsboro, and Mrs. Lacy Herrin, Cotton Valley, La.; three sons, H. W. Bryant, Golden Meadow, La., C. F. Bryant, Greggton, and H. J. Bryant, Corsicana; 39 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Zack Akins, Ethel, Miss.

Grandsons were the pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Ada Ann (McAnally) Crawford-Overstreet-Kelley
Sep 24, 1878 - Aug 14, 1954

Mrs. Ada Kelley Dies At Uvalde

Mrs. Ada Kelley, 76, life-long Corsicana resident, 1131 West Eleventh avenue, died in a Uvalde hospital Saturday following a few days illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the family lot in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which Mrs. Kelley was a long-time member.

Surviving are her son at LaPryor, and a daughter, Mrs. Leon Howell, Baton Rouge, La.; three grandchildren, Pfc. James L. Crawford, U. S. Army in Korea; Mary Lee and Linda Ann Howell, both of Baton Rouge, La.; a niece Annie Korn, Houston; a nephew, Johnny Sullivan, Indiana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ocie Treadwell, Charlie Bee, Albert Ashmore, D. R. Allen, L. R. Caraway and Horace Hayes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 16, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Joseph Bonner Crawford married Jul 27, 1896 2nd husband William Riley Overstreet married Dec. 11, 1902 3rd husband James C. Kelley married May 16, 1922; d/o UNKNOWN McAnally & Mary Jane (Sink) McAnally

Edna Emma (Fuchs) Crawford
Oct 10, 1906 - Feb 5, 1956

Former Resident Dies In Houston

Mrs. J. L. Crawford, a former Corsicana resident , died in Houston Monday morning.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Surviving are her husband, James L. Crawford; a son, James. L. Crawford, Jr.; mother Mrs. Foch and two sisters all of Houston.

McCammon will direct local arrangements.

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Mrs. Crawford Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Crawford, 49, who died in Houston Monday morning, were held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Walter Harting, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Houston.

Surviving are her husband, a former Corsicana resident; a son, James L. Crawford, Jr.; mother Mrs. Minnie Fuchs, four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Barker, Mrs. Ella Weeden, Mrs. Almeda Walker, all of Houston, and Miss Evelyn Fuchs, Lufkin; two brothers, Howard and Arnold Fuchs, both of Houston, and other relatives.

Other relatives attending the rites included O. H., Glen and James Fuchs, all of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Theodor Christoff, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Meadows and Mrs. Kenneth Koon, all of Lufkin.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

Pallbearers were Dan Meador, Charlie Bee, Albert Ashmore, James Fuchs, O. A. Fox and Ernest Andrews.

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James Lawrence Crawford, Sr.
Feb 8, 1902 - Aug 6, 1970

Crawford Rites Set Monday

Graveside services will be held here Monday at 10 a.m. for James Lawrence Crawford, a former Corsicana resident, who died Friday at his home in Uvalde.

Services at Oakwood cemetery will be under direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Surviving are a son, J. L. Crawford, Jr. of Pasadena and a sister, Mrs. Mary Howell of Baton Rouge, La.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Aug. 9, 1970 - submitted by Diane Richards

Crawford Rites

Graveside services for James Lawrence Crawford were held Monday morning in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home. The former Corsicana resident died Friday at his home in Uvalde.

He is survived by a son of Pasadena and a sister of Baton Rouge, La.

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Anna Maude “Annie” (Perry) Smith
Sep 21, 1877 - Aug 12, 1940

FT. WORTH WOMAN WAS BURIED HERE ON TUESDAY

Mrs. Annie Maud Smith, aged 68 years, died at the family home in Fort Worth Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The family formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband R. L. Smith, Fort Worth; three daughters , Mrs. J. D. Brown, Lavon; Mrs. N. L. Callens, Fort Worth and Mrs. E. T. Ballard, Eldorado, Ark.; five sons, W. L. Smith, Texas City; P. G. Smith, Idaho; R. W. Smith, L. Aubrey Smith and Frank D. Smith, all of Fort Worth; and eight grandchildren.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangements.

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Charles Taswell Burnett
Apr 1, 1874 - Mar 1, 1940

FUNERAL RITES FOR C. T. BURNETT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel for Charles T. Burnett, aged 65 years, of Fort Worth who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning after an extended illness. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, Jr., rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., had charge of the rites at the grave.

Surviving are his widow of Fort Worth, six sisters and a brother, all of Virginia.

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CHARLES T. BURNETT OF FORT WORTH DIED FRIDAY MORNING

Charles T. Burnett, aged 65 years, of Fort Worth, died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning at 4 o’clock after a several weeks’ illness.

The funeral rites will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. The I. O. O. F. Lodge of Corsicana will be in charge of the rites at the grave. Mr. Burnett was a member of Fort Worth I. O. O. F. Lodge.

Surviving are his widow of Fort Worth, six sisters, Mrs. Ross Weaver, Mrs. W. M. Dannell, Mrs. Minnie Poff, Mrs. Hallie Sellers, Mrs. T. M. DeHart and Mrs. T. A. Roberson, and a brother, J. P. Burnett, all of Virginia.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR FT. WORTH MAN BE HELD ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Charles T. Burnett, aged 65 years, of Fort Worth, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning after an extended illness, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Corsicana Lodge I. O. O. F. will have charge at the grave.

Surviving are his widow of Fort Worth, six sisters and a brother all of Virginia.
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Note Odd Fellows.
Odd Fellows will meet at the I. O. O. F. Hall Sunday at 1 p.m. to attend the funeral of Bro. Chas. T. Burnett.

S. N. GEORGAS, Noble Grand.
L. F. FLYNN, Secretary.

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Mary B. (Thomas) Haslam
Feb 28, 1878 - Nov 29, 1953

Mrs. A. E. Haslam Expires Sunday, Services Monday

Mrs. A. E. Haslam, long-time religious and civic leader of Corsicana, died Sunday morning at the Twilight Home where she had resided the past several months.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she was a long-time member.

Mrs. Haslam was an honorary steward of the First Methodist church and was active in Red Cross, Crippled Children’s work and other similar agencies for many years. She was a former member of the Navarro County Hospital Board, and was long active in Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128, IOOF, in which she held many offices.

Her late husband was a well-known building contractor in Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Sam Haslam, Del Rio, and two brothers, O. E. Reed, Washington, D. C., and T. E. Reed, Greensboro, N. C.

Pallbearers were T. L. Carlisle, J. S. Tekell, E. H. Powell, Guy Sitton, Alton Truitt and J. L. Jackson.

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Sarah Jane “Sallie” (Hurlock) Haslam
Jun 21, 1868 - Mar 5, 1953

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Haslam

Funeral services for Mrs. G. F. Haslam, 84, native Texan, were held from the First Methodist church Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor.

Mrs. Haslam died in the Navarro clinic Thursday afternoon following a brief illness.

Native of Polk county, Texas, Mrs. Haslam had resided in Corsicana most of her life. She was long prominent in the First Methodist church activities and other religious circles of this community.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Isabelle Melton, Corsicana; Mrs. victor E. Peretra and Mrs. Frankie Harwell, both of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. T. H. Waugh, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Eady, Lloyd Chambliss, Ralph Tatum, Earl Bragg, Perry McCammon, Dr. E. H. Newton, T. L. Carlisle and Boyce Martin.

McCammon directed.

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George Frank Haslam
1863 - Jan 8, 1956

G. F. Haslam Dies In Los Angeles

G. F. Haslam, 92, long-time Corsicana resident and retired contractor, died in Los Angeles, California Sunday.

The body is being flown to Dallas by plane and will be brought to Corsicana for funeral services and burial. He was a long-time member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lee Perrerie and Mrs. Frankie Harwell, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a brother, Jack Haslam, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

Funeral services will probably be held Wednesday but definite arrangements were incomplete Monday at noon.

McCammon will direct.

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Wednesday Rites For G. F. Haslam

Funeral services for G. F. Haslam, 92, former Corsicana contractor, who died in Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which Mr. Haslam had been a member most of his life. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The body arrived in Dallas by plane Tuesday morning and was brought to Corsicana.

Haslam was long prominent in the building and construction circles of Corsicana before his retirement. He had resided in California for the past several years. He was a native of Canada.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lee Perrierie and Mrs. Frankie Harwell, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one brother, Jack Haslam, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. Art Martin, T. L. Carlisle, Boyce Martin, L. I. Griffin, W. P. McCammon and T. A. Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Brotherhood Bible Class of the First Methodist church.

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Retired Builder Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for G. F. Haslam, 92, retired contractor, who died Sunday in Los Angeles, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which Haslam was a long-time member.

Haslam, a native of Canada, spent most of his life in Corsicana. He had made his home in Los Angeles only a few years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lee Perrierie and Mrs. Frankie Harwell, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one brother, Jack Haslam, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. Art Martin, T. L. Carlisle, Boyce Martin, L. I. Griffin, W. P. McCammon and T. A. Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Brotherhood Bible Class of the First Methodist church.

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Jesse Lee Freeman
Mar 7, 1866 - Jul 9, 1940

J. L. FREEMAN DIED IN DALLAS; BURIAL HERE ON WEDNESDAY

J. L. Freeman, aged 74 years, died at his home in Dallas Tuesday night shortly before midnight.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. E. Thompson, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Misses Ruth and Tiny Freeman, all of Dallas; five brothers, A. Freeman, Barry; B. F. Freeman, Barry; T. Freeman, Corsicana; J. D. Freeman, McKinney; and J. F. Freeman, Emhouse and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Gordon and Mrs. Lyman Davis, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 10, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lutie (Vaught) Freeman married Sep 4, 1892 buried in Restland Mausolem, Dallas, Tx; s/o Benjamin Franklin Freeman & Carrie Rebecca (Denson) Freeman

Carrie Rebecca (Denson) Freeman
Mar 16, 1845 - Mar 18, 1940

MRS. CARRIE FREEMAN AGE 94 YEARS, BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Carrie Freeman, aged 94 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. B. Gordon, 1248 North Beaton street, Monday night, following a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by T. B. Thompson, minister of the Church of Christ.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Freeman had resided in Navarro county for the past 55 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gordon and Mrs. Lyman Davis, both of Corsicana; six sons, A. Freeman, Barry; T. Freeman, Corsicana; B. F. Freeman, Barry; J. F. Freeman, Emhouse; J. D. Freeman, McKinney, and J. L. Freeman, Dallas; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hersey Freeman, Delmar Freeman, Elmer Freeman, Guy Freeman, Ben Freeman, Jr., Holman Freeman and Benjamin Freeman, all grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

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Dewitt Franklin Ware
Jan 10, 1892 - Sep 28, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT NAVARRO FOR DEWITT WARE

BURIAL WAS IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY FOR OIL COMPANY EMPLOYEE

Funeral services for De Witt Franklin Ware, 48, oil company employee of Gladewater, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Navarro Baptist Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by G. E. Wells of Gladewater and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church here. Death occurred in the Navarro clinic here Saturday following a several weeks’ illness.

Prior to moving to Gladewater two years ago, the family had resided at Navarro for twelve years.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Kenneth, Wayne and James Ware; mother, Mrs. W. J. Ware; sister, Mrs. J. A. Browning, all of Gladewater, and a brother, J. A. Ware, Bakersfield, Calif.

Pallbearers were O. E. Stone, Herbert Barley, O. E. Cowsar, Charles Collins, Wade Harvard and Ab Marsh.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 30, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Monte Ellen (Long) Ware; s/o William James Ware & Mary Isabella (Dibble) Ware Buried at Heards Prairie-Petteway Cemetery, Bremond, Texas

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EMPLOYEE OF OIL COMPANY DIED HERE SATURDAY MORNING

DeWitt Franklin Ware, aged 48, Gladewater, employee of an oil company, formerly of Navarro , died at the Navarro Clinic at 3 o’clock Saturday morning after a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Navarro Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. G. E. Wells of Gladewater, and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Prior to moving to Gladewater a few years ago, the family resided at Navarro for 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Kenneth, Wayne and James Ware, all of Gladewater; mother, Mrs. W. J. Ware, Gladewater; a brother, J. A. Ware, Bakersfield, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. J. A. Browning, Gladewater.

Pallbearers will be O. E. Stone, Herbert Barley, O. E. Cowear, Charles Collins, Wade Harvard and Ab Marsh.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Melton) Duncan
Dec 8, 1854 - Aug 6, 1940

PIONEER RESIDENT ZION’S REST DIED TUESDAY IN ATHENS

Mrs. Sarah E. Duncan, aged 85 years, native of Zions Rest community and life-long resident of Navarro county and Corsicana, died Tuesday afternoon at Athens. She was stricken while visiting relatives.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving re two daughters, Mrs. A. F. Hood, Athens and Mrs. J. H. Roberts, Corsicana; a son, A. L. Duncan, Corsicana; two half-sisters, Mrs. J. O. Bell and Miss Tina Melton, both of Dallas, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Fred Jeffers, Walter Hamilton, Gordon Collins, Percy Nowell and Jim Taylor.

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Henry Jones Robbins
Jan 16, 1876 - Aug 2, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HENRY ROBBINS BE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Henry J. Robbins, 64, gas company executive, who died at the Navarro Clinic early Friday, will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

A native of Corsicana, and resident of this community practically all of his life, Mr. Robbins was connected with the local gas company as manager for about 30 years.

He was a member of the Third avenue Presbyterian church and the Lions club.

Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Miss Annie Lee Robbins, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

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Henry Jones Robbins
Jan 16, 1876 - Aug 2, 1940

HENRY J. ROBBINS RITES WERE HELD LATE SATURDAY

Funeral services for Henry J. Robbins, 64, manager of the local gas company for about 30 years, who died early Friday morning at the Navarro Clinic, were held Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes , pastor of the Third avenue Presbyterian church.

He was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church and the Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife and a daughters, Miss Annie Lee Robbins, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. V. Williams, Corsicana; L. M. Scholl, Denison; J. H. Duke, Hillsboro; Wilbur Taylor, Dallas; Hubert Ferguson, Corsicana; T. O. Cheatham, Waxahachie; B. A. Mitchell, Denison and Jake Price, Denton.

Honorary pallbearers were all gas company employees and friends of the family.

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Paul Jones Blackmon
Sep 14, 1869 - Mar 24, 1940

PAUL J. BLACKMON, FORMER CORSICANAN, DIED SUNDAY NIGHT

Paul J. Blackmon, aged 70 years, resident of Bandera, Texas, for several years, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night at 11 o’clock. He resided in Corsicana many years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his widow of Bandera; a niece who resides in California, and other relatives including the following cousins; Ben F. Blackmon, Walter Blackmon, Mrs. Robert Taylor, Mrs. C. M. Thornell, Miss Fannie Greenlee, Miss Willette Greenlee, Mrs. W. H. Dunn, Mrs. J. T. Blackmon, all of Corsicana; Miss Mollie Blackmon, Ben Johnson, Mrs. R. C. Dyer, Mrs. J. B. J. Crawford and Mills Johnson, all of Dallas, and Walter Blackmon, Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers will be A. G. Elliott, W. P. Brown, B. B. Johnson, F. V. Faulkner, J. J. McPoland and W. H. Francis.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 25, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Florence (Engle) Blackmon buried in Bander cemetery, Bandera Co., Tex; s/o Walter Jones Blackmon & Frances Dawson “Fannie” (Johnston) Blackmon

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P. J. BLACKMON WAS BURIED MONDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Paul J. Blackmon, aged 70, of Bandera, formerly of Corsicana, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his widow of Bandera, a niece in California and a number of cousins residing in Corsicana, Dallas and other points.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, W. P. Brown, B. B. Johnson, F. V. Faulkner, J. J. McPoland and W. H. Francis.

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Eugenia (Sowders) Wright-Dean
Mar 2, 1865 - Aug 4, 1940

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. EUGENIA DEAN MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Eugenia Dean, aged 75 years, who died at the home of her son, B. F. Wright, 2111 West Second Avenue, Sunday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her son, grandson, two brothers, C. E. Sowders, San Benitor, and Vernon Sowders, Watt, Texas; and four sisters, Mrs. Duke Curry, Marlin; Mrs. P. H. Forson, Lubbock; Mrs. Abbie Daily, Kosse, and Mrs. Sam Davidson, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were Gordon Collins, Mack Bell, R. L. Davidson, Elmo Hollingsworth, C. D. McKinney and Arnin Banks.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug. 6, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Frank Wright 2nd husband Matthew H. Dean married Dec 28, 1899; d/o Rev. Berry Vernon Sowders & Mary Elizabeth (Rogers) Sowders

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MRS. EUGENIA DEAN DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; BURIAL LATE MONDAY

Mrs. Eugenia Dean, aged 76 years, died at the home of her son, B. F. Wright, 2111 West Second Avenue, Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, a grandson, two brothers, C. E. Sowders, San Benito and Vernon Sowders, Watt, Texas; and four sisters, Mrs. Duke Curry, Marlin; Mrs. P. R. Fortson, Lubbock; Mrs. Abbie Daily, Kosse, and Mrs. Sam Davidson, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Gordon Collins, Mack Bell, R. L. Davidson, Elmo Hollingsworth, C. D. McKinney and Arnin Banks.

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Berry Frank Wright, Sr.
Jan 10, 1892 - Jun 12, 1952

Services Sunday For B. F. Wright

Funeral services for B. F. Wright, Sr., 60, who died at his home, 2111 West Second avenue, Thursday afternoon with a heart attack will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Wright had been connected with the Corsicana Marble and Granite Works, 112 North Main street, for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana and a son B. F. Wright, Jr., Bogota, Columbia, S. A.

Pallbearers will be Mack Bell, Elmo Hollingsworth, M. A. Tekell, John Farish, Elbert Hays, James E. Drew, D. J. Bell and B. L. Butler.

Corley will direct.

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B. F. Wright, Sr., Services Sunday

Funeral services for B.F. Wright, Sr., 60, who died with a heart attack Thursday afternoon from the First Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Wright had been connected with the Corsicana Marble and Granite Works, 112 North Main street, for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana and a son, B. F. Wright, Jr., Begota, Columbia, South America.

Pallbearers were Mack Bell, Elmo Hollingsworth, M. A. Tekell, John Farish, Elbert Hays, James E. Drew, D. J. Bell and B. L. Butler.

Corley directed.

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Frankie Ann Elliott
Jul 11, 1939 - May 14, 1940

RITES FOR LITTLE GIRL ON WEDNESDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Frankie Ann Elliott, 10-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Elliott, who died in the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday, were held from 918 South Main Street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. F. Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving aer the parents, a brother, Billy Elliott, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Elliott, all of Corsicana; Mrs. R. L. Buster, Abilene, and C. E. Lee, Luling.

Pallbearers were Jimmie Parson, Curtis Lee, Bobbie Howard and Morris Jones.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Albert Edward Haslam
May 21, 1861 - Sep 28, 1940

FUNERAL RITES FOR A. E. HASLAM HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

PIONEER CONTRACTOR DIED WITH HEART ATTACK EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for A. E. Haslam, aged 79 years, long-time contractor who died suddenly Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland – McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church of which Mr. Haslam had been a long-time member. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., had charge of the rites at the grave.

Mr. Haslam was stricken at his home, 630 North Twenty-Sixth street at 7:30 o’clock Saturday morning. He was discovered in a dying condition by his wife who was preparing breakfast and heard him fall. Mr. Haslam had dressed and had made out his payroll for employees.

A native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, he came to Navarro county with his family in 1878, and had resided here for many years. Many of the larger business and residential structures of Corsicana were constructed by him.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Samuel Haslam, of Harlingen, who was here on a vacation trip; two brothers, Frank and Jack Haslam, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. E. Allen, R. L. Murphy, W. E. Slaughter, Max Almond, R. A. Caldwell, Beauford Jester and Joe Wolens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep. 30, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary B. (Thomas) Haslam; s/o Samuel Haslam & Harriet Penelope (Moore) Haslam
  • (Many of the larger business and residential structures of Corsicana were constructed by him)

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON LOCAL CONTRACTOR

A. E. HASLAM DIED SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME HERE SATURDAY MORNING

A. E. Haslam, aged 79 years, well known contractor, civic, church and fraternal leader, died suddenly Saturday morning at his home, 620 North Twenty Sixth street, with a heart attack. It was reported his wife heard him fall in another room while she was preparing breakfast and discovered him in a dying condition. Physicians were summoned, but death resulted within a few minutes. He had dressed shaved and made out his payroll, for his employees before being stricken.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which he had been a long-time member. He also was a member of Corsicana Lodge, No. 63, IOOF.

A native of Prince Albert Island, Canada, Mr. Haslam came to Navarro county with his parents in 1878, and had resided in Corsicana for many years. He had been a prominent contractor for many years, and constructed many of the finer business houses and homes of this community. He was one of a family of seven boys and two girls.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Samuel Haslam, Harlingen, who was visiting here at the time of his father’s death; two brothers, Frank Haslam and Jack Haslam, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF will have charge of the rites at the grave. All Odd Fellows are asked to meet at the Hall at 2 p.m.

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John Sparling “Jack” Haslam
May 27, 1873 - Sep 14, 1961

Jack Haslam Dies Thursday At Little Rock

J. S. (Jack) Haslam, 88, former Corsicana resident, died in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the Austin Avenue Methodist church in Waco, formerly of the First Church here.

Born in Saginaw, Mich., John Sparling Haslam united with the First Methodist church in Corsicana at the age of 12 years shortly after the family moved to this community and was a contractor and cabinet maker until his retirement a number of years ago.

He was a member of the choir of the First Methodist church here most of his life and while residing in Houston in 1904-1905, was tenor soloist of the Shearn Methodist and First Presbyterian churches in Houston.

Haslam was married to Miss Nina Pauline Faulk in Corsicana, December 24, 1900. He had been a member since 1909 of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, and served many years as a steward in the Methodist church.

The body accompanied by the family, will arrive on the Rock Island Lines passenger train Saturday about noon.

Surviving are his wife of Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Albert Haslam Colorado Springs, Colo., and John Sam Haslam, United Press-International news bureau manager, Little Rock, Ark.; three granddaughters, Pollyann Haslam, Colorado Springs and Mrs. Albertine Karsian, Hackensack, N. J., and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd Chambliss, Tom Farmer, W. Art Martin, L. I. Griffin, Kelly McKeown, T. L. Carlisle, H. E. Metcalf and Will Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Brotherhood Bible Class, First Methodist church and friends of the family.

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Saturday Rites For J. S. Haslam

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from McCammon Chapel for J. S. (Jack) Haslam, 88, former Corsicanan who died Thursday night in Little Rock, Ark. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The final rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of Austin Avenue Methodist church in Waco, and former pastor of First church here.

A native of Saginaw, Mich., Haslam was a contractor and cabinet maker until his retirement a number of years ago. He united with First Methodist church here at the age of 12 shortly after his family moved to Corsicana and was a member of the choir most of his life. While residing in Houston in 1904-05, he was tenor soloist for the Shearn Methodist and First Presbyterian churches there.

He was married to Miss Nina Pauline Faulk in Corsicana. Haslam had been a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, since 1909.

His survivors include his wife of Little Rock; two sons, Albert Haslam, Colorado Springs, Colo., and John Sam Haslam, United Press-International news bureau manager in Little Rock; three granddaughters, Pollyann Haslam, Little Rock; Ruby Cobb Haslam, Colorado Springs, and Mrs. Albertine Karslan, Hackensack, N. J., and four great grandchildren and other relatives.

Serving as active pallbearers were Lloyd Chambliss, Tom Farmer, W. Art Martin, L. I. Griffin, Kelly McKeown, T. L. Carlisle, H. E. Metcalf and Will Carter.

Named honorary pallbearers were members of the brotherhood Bible Class of First Methodist church and friends of the family.

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Alice Carruthers
Jul 7, 1890 - Feb 13, 1965

Miss Carruthers Dies Saturday

Miss Alice Carruthers, 644 West Sixth avenue, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Carruthers, pioneer Corsicana residents, died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two nephews, Dr. Walter Carruthers, Little Rock, Ark., and Maxwell C. Pierce, Mineola, N. Y.; two nieces, Mrs. D. F. Honey, Iola, Kan., and Mrs. Mildred C. Yost, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

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Miss Carruthers Services Held

Final rites for Miss Alice Carruthers, 644 West Sixth avenue, who died Saturday in Memorial hospital following an extended illness, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Carruthers was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Carruthers, pioneer residents of Corsicana. The Carruthers home was a two-story brick on West Seventh avenue in the middle of the block where the Piggly-Wiggly grocery store is now located. For years it was the terminal of the Interurban line from Corsicana to Dallas and was razed years ago for the present structure.

Surviving are two nephews, Dr. Walter Carruthers, Little Rock, Ark., and Maxwell C. Pierce, Mineola, N. Y.; two nieces, Mrs. D. F. Honey, Iola, Kan., and Mrs. Mildred C. Yost, Little Rock, Ark.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed M. Polk, W. L. Holman, Albert Frey, Ben Blackmon, J. W. McCammon and W. P. Atkeisson.

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Victor Hugo Carruthers
Dec 5, 1891 - Aug 23, 1947

VICTOR CARRUTHERS, FORMER RESIDENT, DIED IN BALTIMORE

Victor Carruthers, former resident of Corsicana, died Saturday morning at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, following an illness of several months.

Carruthers worked in Panama several years prior to being hospitalized. His wife is the former Tommie Yarborough of Corsicana and his sister is Miss Alice Carruthers, also of this city.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Carruthers Rites Friday Morning

Funeral services for Victor Hugo Carruthers, 54, who died in Baltimore Saturday, were held here Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and daughter, Mary Ann Carruthers, Washington, D. C. and a sister, Miss Alice Carruthers, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Albert Frey, Ben Blackmon, Edgar Blackburn, John Webb, Streetman; Max B. Egbert, Fort Worth; T. M. Watkins, Houston and N. Suttle Roberts.

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Eugenia (Carruthers) Story
Jun 20, 1878 - Nov 27, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED FRIDAY FOR MRS. EUGENIA STORY

Mrs. Eugenia Carruthers Story, aged 68 years, well-known organist and musician, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at her home 644 West Sixth avenue Wednesday night at 10:15 o’clock. She had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time organist and member.

Mrs. Story was the widow of the late I. E. Story.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Alice Carruthers, Corsicana; a brother, V. H. Carruthers, Gatun, Panama; a nephew, Maxwell C. Pierce, Kansas City; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Pierce, K. L. McKeown, Joe Wolens, Sid Story, Robert Watt, Roy Love and Albert Frey.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. EUGENIA STORY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Eugenia Story, aged 68 years, who died at her home , 644 West Sixth avenue, Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Story was a long-time member.

Mrs. Story was a well known organist and musician. She was a life-long resident of Corsicana. Mrs. Story was the widow of the late I. E. Story.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Alice Carruthers, Corsicana; a brother, V. H. Carruthers, Gatun, Panama; a nephew, Maxwell O. Pierce, Kansas City, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers were J. M. Pierce, K. L. McKeown, Joe Wolens, Sid Story, Robert Watt, Roy Love and Albert Frey.

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Cecil Leigh Lynch
Jan 10, 1914 - Nov 30, 1940

Funeral Services For Cecil Lynch Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Cecil Lynch age 25 years, who died at the home of his mother, Mrs. L. A. Lynch, 621 West Fourth avenue at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon, were held at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, two brothers, Alma Lynch and Ewing Lynch both of Dallas, and other relatives.

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Linda Rangel
Jan 27, 1940 - Nov 24, 1940

Linda Rangel, Baby Girl, Was Buried On Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for Linda Rangel, 10 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Rangel, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence, 304 East Tenth avenue. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Manuel Adame of the Presbyterian Mission.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Julia Rangel.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Walter James Seelig
Oct 20, 1861 - Jul 6, 1940

WALTER J. SEELIG, PIONEER CORSICANAN, DIED ON SATURDAY

Walter J. Seelig, aged 76 years, 520 North Twelfth street, pioneer and well-known resident of Corsicana, died in the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday afternoon following a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the rites. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, will have charge of the services at the grave.

Long prominent in church and fraternal circles of Corsicana, during the half century residence here, Mr. Seelig was the dean of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church, having been continuously a member of that body for 40 years. He also had held many posts and offices in the IOOF circles, being a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF; Home Rebeckah Lodge No. 28, and the Grand Lodge of Texas, IOOF.

Mr. Seelig was connected with various business firms here and at the time of his death was manager of the Holman Coal & Wood Yard on East Third avenue.

Surviving are his wife and other relatives.
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Notice Odd Fellows.
All brothers meet at the IOOF Hall Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock to attend the funeral of Brother Walter J. Seelig.
S. N. CEORGAS, Noble Grand.
L. F. FLYNN, Secetary.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. J. SEELIG SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. J. Seelig, aged 76 years, 520 North Twelfth street, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday following a several weeks’ illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the rites, while Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., had charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Seelig had been prominent in church, fraternal and business circles here for a half century. He was the dean of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church at the time of his death and held membership in the various I. O. O. F. bodies here and in the Grand Lodge of Texas, I. O. O. F. He was manager of the Holman Coal and Wood yard at the time he became ill.

Surviving are his wife and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were S. W. Burdine, J. S. Murchison, W. Art Martin, J. L. Jackson, T. J. Walton, and E. E. Babers.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church. Brotherhood Sunday school class and friends of the family.

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Resolution
Corsicana, Texas
August 12, 1940
Mr. Festus A. Pierce, Chairman,
Board of Stewards
First Methodist Church,
Corsicana, Texas.
Your committee which the Board authorized to prepare a Resolution, on the death of our Brother, Walter J. Seelig, respectfully reports as follows:

Walter J. Seelig was born in Jasper County, Texas, and after residing for a time in Kaufman, Texas, he moved to Corsicana more than fifty years ago. He joined the First Methodist Episcopal Church South in Corsicana around the year 1890 during a protracted meeting conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. C. Armstrong, Brother Seelig’s future wife, Miss Beuna Sedgley, with whom he was not then acquainted, joined our church at the same time. They were united in marriage in 1896, brother Seelig was made a member of the Board of Stewards the year after he joined our church and continued worthily in that capacity until his death on July 6, 1940, at the age of 76 years.

Brother Seelig has always been active in the church and Sunday school since he first joined, being a regular attendant at all church services and at the Brotherhood Bible class. As a long-time member of the Board of Stewards he was consistent, conscientious and dependable.

In the affairs of everyday life Brother Seelig put into practice the principles of Christian fellowship. He was a hard worker and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. Brother Seelig leaves behind his true and devoted wife, Mrs. Buna Sedgley Seelig, and several nieces and nephews.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Stewards of The First Methodist Church of Corsicana, that by this Resolution the Board express its appreciation of the life and service of our deceased Brother; that it express its deepest sorrow and sense of loss in being deprived of his presence at our meetings; and that it share in the sorrow and loss suffered by his splendid wife.

Be it further resolved, that a copy of this Resolution be furnished Mrs. Seelig, one copy be furnished the press for publication and one copy spread upon the minutes of this board.

Respectfully submitted,
CHARLES T. BANISTER
T. J. WALTON
BOYCE MARTIN,
Committee.

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Buena Vista (Sedgley) Seelig
Dec 1, 1870 - Aug 3, 1961

Mrs. W. J. Seelig Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

Mrs. W. J. Seelig, 90, of 520 North Twelfth street, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she was a long-time member.

Mrs. Seelig was born in Navarro county, December 1, 1879.

She was a life-long member of the Methodist church and was active in the First Methodist church most of her life, including the W. S. C. S. She was a long-time member of Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128.

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Joe Tate, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Alton Justiss, W. L. Holman, Frank Irwin, Wilson Waddell, R. M. Lavender, Chas. W. Croft, J. Floyd Smith and Kelly McKeown.

Members of the Brotherhood Bible Class of the First church in which her late husband was active will be honorary pallbearers.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Seelig

Final rites for Mrs. W. J. Seelig, 90, long-time Methodist, Eastern Star and Rebekah, 620 North Twelfth street, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Seelig, native of Navarro county, died in Memorial hospital Thursday night.

She was active in the Methodist church, particularly in the WSCS.

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Joe Tate, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alton Justiss, W. L. Holman, Frank Irwin, W. Art Martin, Wilson Waddell, R. M. Lavender, J. Floyd Smith and Kelly McKeown.

Members of the Brotherhood Bible Class of the First church in which her late husband was an active member, were honorary pallbearers.

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Harry Wilson
May 7, 1889 - Mar 15, 1940

BROWNSBORO MAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Harry Wilson, aged 50 years who died at his home near Brownsboro Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the rites. Interment was in the Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Brownsboro, a daughter, Mrs. D. E. Beach of Paris and one grandson, Dennis Earl Beach of Paris; four brothers, Orrin Wilson of Cap Girardeau, Missouri, H. C. Wilson and . E. Wilson, both of Dallas, and Marion Wilson of Brownsboro; one sister, Mrs. Eva Tyron of Dallas.

Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

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Tennial (Wallace) Wilson
Mar 15, 1893 - May 10, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Wilson

Graveside services for Mrs. Tennial Wallace Wilson were held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor, First Methodist church officiating.

Earlier services were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Lamar-Smith chapel in Dallas.

A native Corsicanan, Mrs. Wilson, 69, died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Marie Walker, and one grandson, Dennis Beach, both of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. J. I. Tucker, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Charles Thomas “Charlie” Kessinger, Sr.
Dec 20, 1872 - Mar 15, 1940

C. T. KESSINGER DIED FRIDAY AFTER ONLY BRIEF ILLNESS

Charles T. Kessinger, aged 67 years, oil man, died at his home 604 East Ninth avenue, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock following a brief illness.

Funeral rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the rites.

A native of Illinois, the son of the late Alex and Harriet Kessinger, pioneer residents of Corsicana, Mr. Kessinger had resided in Corsicana for 62 years, and was well known.

Surviving are his widow, five sons, Charles Kessinger, Jr., Illinois; Eugene Kessinger, Corsicana; Stanley Kessinger, Houston; Paul and John Kessinger, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Martha Jo Kessinger, Corsicana; a brother, Eddie Kessinger, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston and Mrs. Jennie Martin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Viola Winegar, Houston; six grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. W. Lovett, A. E. Foster, Abe McBroom, Walter Hayes, Charles Banister and Bell White. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Funeral Services For C. T. Kessinger

Funeral services for Charles T. Kessinger, aged 67 years, who died suddenly Friday afternoon, at his home 604 East Ninth avenue, with a heart attack, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Illinois, Mr. Kessinger had resided in Corsicana for 62 years and was well-known here.

Surviving are his widow, five sons, Charles Kessinger, Jr., Illinois; Eugene Kessinger, Corsicana; Stanley Kessinger, Houston; Paul and John Kessinger, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Martha Jo Kessinger, Corsicana; a brother, Eddie Kessinger, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston and Mrs. Jennie Martin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Viola Winegar, Houston; six grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. W. Lovett, A. E. Foster, Abe McBroom, Walter Hayes, Charles Banister and Bell White.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Sue (Gordon) Castles
Mar 14, 1859 - Mar 21, 1940

MRS. SUE CASTLES, PIONEER CORSICANA RESIDENT IS DEAD

FUNERAL TO BE HELD FROM FIRST METHODIST CHURCH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Sue Castles, aged 81 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 514 West Fourth avenue, Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church, Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the church. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. George T. Jester and Miss Carrie Gordon, both of Corsicana; two brothers, J. M. Gordon, Corsicana, and Reuben Gordon, New Orleans, La., and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Mrs. Castles had long been identified with the Sunday school of the First Methodist church as a teacher and official as well as being active in other departments of the church activities.

Mrs. Castles came to Corsicana as a young woman from her native Mississippi and for many years was organist for the First Methodist choir and was active in various musical circles.

Pallbearers will be Allyn Gordon, Jr., James Gordon, Frank Lemon, R. I. Harris, Jr., R. P. Bates, Edwin Gordon, E. E. Babers and R. A. Caldwell.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CASTLES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Castles, aged 81 years, who died Thursday at her home, 514 West Fourth avenue were held Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the First Methodist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Castles came to Corsicana as a young woman from Mississippi and had long been prominent in the Sunday school and musical departments of this community. She was a teacher for many years in the First Methodist Sunday school and served as organist for years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. George T. Jester and Miss Carrie Gordon, both of Corsicana; two brothers, J. M. Gordon, Corsicana and Reuben Gordon, New Orleans and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allyn Gordon, Jr., James Gordon, Frank Lemon, R. I. Harris, Jr., R. P. Bates, Edwin Gordon, E. E. Babers and R. A. Caldwell.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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In Memory

“I will lift mine eyes unto the hills from which cometh my help;
My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth.”
--Psalms 121:1-2.

These verses fittingly typify the life of Mrs. C. M. Castles—her serene confidence in the Lord’s plans, her co-operation in His work—her life dedicated to His service. Her beautiful Christian life will ever be an inspiration to each and every member of the Missionary Society. Her heritage and linage is one of which her family is justly proud.

A lasting tribute to her beloved mother, given year’s ago, in the Lord’s work, is the furniture of the primary department and a beautiful bronze plaque. A loving thought, perpetuating adown the years the Lord’s work, as each young life learns wisdom and the Lord’s plans.

We each radiate a personality, have our own individuality. This in Mrs. C. M. Castles was typified in the beautiful home life she led, in caring for the loved invalid sister, Miss Carrie. In seeing that the best came to the sick room, at all times, suppressing her own desires in favor of her “shut-in.”

She always held out a helping hand to those in distress and want.

And so her’s was an atmosphere of love—love of her Lord, her family, her home, her friends, her church, her circle.

And even charming things must go. Her’s was the atmosphere of beautiful broad living, of unselfishness. We of her circle will think of her as having passed on, leaving behind an example of perfect living we should emulate, knowing that she loved all of us.

She worked in many capacities in the church. For many years as organist, choir director, teaching in Sunday school, always doing more than her part.

“she lives in memory’s casket rare,
Each deed, each loving act so tine,
Is treasure trove to us who care,
She has only crossed life’s golden strand
Where she will watch, and love and serve
Just as she did when here on earth,
We insist she is not dead
She has only gained immortal birth.:

To her devoted family, we of Circle 6 desire to extend our heartfelt sympathy and love, knowing that God will lift shadows in His own good time.

One copy of these resolutions will be filed in the secretary’s book, another sent to her family, and the third published in the Daily Sun.

Committee on resolutions:
MRS. JOE B. FORTSON,
MRS. E. E. BABERS,
MRS. MAUD L. WILLIE.

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William Alexis Babb, Sr.
Jul 03, 1868 - Jan 03, 1940

W. L. BABB DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Wm. A. Babb, aged 70 years long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, 1560 West Fourth Avenue, died Wednesday night. Funeral services are to be held from the Corley Chapel Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church.

A native of Kentucky, Mr. Babb came to Navarro county about 45 years ago and had resided in Corsicana for the past 40 years. He was engaged in farming and insurance business for many years, and was well-known throughout the county.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roy DeLafosse, Kilgore; Mrs. Billie Kenner and Miss Tillie Babb, both of Corsicana; a son, William Babb, Corsicana; four grandchildren, two brothers, R. F. Babb and Jess Babb, both of Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. L. L. Thelkeld, Dallas and Mrs. Florence Price, Kentucky.

Pallbearers will be George Campbell, Jot Derden, J. M. Tullos, William King, Kerr Cowan, T. P. Shivers, E. L. Keith and T. W. Lovett.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. A. BABB ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for William A. Babb, aged 70 years, 1560 West Fourth avenue, who died Wednesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

A native of Kentucky, Mr. Babb came to Navarro county 45 years ago and had resided in Corsicana for the past 40 years. He was engaged in the insurance business and farming interests for many years, and was well known throughout the county.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roy DeLafosse, Kilgore, Mrs. Billie Kenner and Miss Tillie Babb, both of Corsicana; a son, William Babb, Corsicana; four grandchildren; two brothers, R. F. and Jess Babb, both of Abilene, and two sisters, Mrs. L. L. Thelkeld, Dallas and Mrs. Florence Price, Kentucky.

Pallbearers were George Campbell, Jot Derden, J. M. Tullos, William King, Kerr Cowan, T. P. Shivers, E. L. Keith and T. W. Lovett.

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Emil Albert Ganze
Feb 2, 1940 - Mar 23, 1940

Funeral Rites For Infant Held Monday

Emil Albert Ganze, seven-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Ganze, Corsicana, Route 2, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday at noon.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Corley chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted T. B. Thompson, minster of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, A. H. Ganze, Jr. and Wayne Edward Ganze, Corsicana, Route 2; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Ganze and Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Hardin, all of Purdon, and other relatives.

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Edmund Preston Allen
Mar 3, 1873 - Jan 26, 1940

E. P. ALLEN DIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL SATURDAY

E. P. Allen, aged 66 years, retired cotton buyer, died at his home, 1436 West Park Avenue, Friday afternoon. He had been ill for some time.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which he was a member, Mr. Allen was a cotton buyer for the Goaho Cotton company for 19 years. He had resided in Texas since 1885 and had been a resident of Corsicana since 1916.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, Howard Allen, Corsicana; Leonard Allen, Louisiana; Louis Allen, Brooks Allen, Malcolm Allen and James Allen, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Martha Jean Allen, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Grace Allen, McKinney, and Mrs. R. S. Cummings, San Angelo, and three brothers, W. S. Allen, Hoquiam, Wash.; Walter Allen, Denuba, Cal., and Gus W. Allen, San Angelo.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Braselton, H. G. Gribble, W. H. Balcom, J. M. Pugh, Wade Smith and Cullen Dunn.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SATURDAY FOR E. P. ALLEN

Funeral services for E. P. Allen, aged 66 years, who died at his home, 1436 West Park Avenue, Friday afternoon were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which Mr. Allen was a member. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Allen was a retired cotton buyer and had resided here 24 years.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, Howard Allen, Corsicana; Leonard Allen, Louisiana; Louis, Brooks, Malcom and James Allen, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Martha Jean Allen, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Grace Allen, McKinney, and Mrs. R. S. Cummings, San Angelo and three brothers, W. S. Allen, Hoquiam, Wash.; Walter Allen, Denuba, Calif., and C. W. Allen, San Angelo.

Pallbearers were Hubert Brasellton, H. G. Gribble, W. H. Balcom, J. M. Pugh, Wade Smith, Cullen Dunn and Charlie Holloway.

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Fred Milton Blackburn
Jul 25, 1885 - Feb 15, 1940

FRED BLACKBURN NATIVE CORSICANAN, BE BURIED HERE

Fred Blackburn, native of Corsicana, died in San Antonio Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the rites.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. John Sullivan of Corpus Christi and one daughter, Miss Doris Blackburn of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. W. Blackburn, P. D. Blackburn, Pick Wood, Harry Smith, Boyce Martin and Hugh Sparks.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 16, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Helene “Hallie” (Cullen) Blackburn; s/o Milton A. Blackburn & Effie Ann (McKee) Blackburn buried in Humble, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR FRED BLACKBURN

Funeral services for Fred Blackburn, native of Corsicana who died in San Antonio Thursday morning was held from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in the Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the rites.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. John Sullivan of Corpus Christi and one daughter, Miss Doris Blackburn of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. W. Blackburn, P. D. Blackburn, Pick Wood, Harry Smith, Boyce Martin and Hugh Sparks.

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Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Smith
Oct 13, 1853 - Feb 14, 1940

MRS. MARY E. SMITH DIED NEAR ATHENS; BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith, aged 86 years, died at her home near Athens early Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held there Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the White Church cemetery.

Surviving are one son, L. E. Smith of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Tiner, Athens and Mrs. Willie Johnson of Eustace; one step son, Dan Smith of Van Wheeler; and a brother, J. A. Jones of Van Wheeler.

Pallbearers will be Jester Smith, Arthur Tiner, Warren Tiner, Thomas McPherson, Bobby Nokes and Joe M. Seale.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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Vivian Louise “Peggy” Roberts
Jun 5, 1923 - Mar 17, 1940

Burial at Blooming Grove.

BLOOMING GROVE, March 22. Funeral services for Vivian Louise Roberts, who died at Corpus Christi, were held here Tuesday. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts, two sisters and a brother.

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Samuel Arthur Creacy, Sr.
Jul 19, 1896 - Mar 17, 1940

S. A. Creacy Buried At Dawson Tuesday

DAWSON, March 22.—Funeral services for S. A. Creacy, aged 42 years, who died at Carlsbad, Texas, Monday were held here Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are his widow, six children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Creacy, Purdon, a sister and three brothers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 22, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Katie Lee (Caddell) Creacy married Jul. 19, 1925; s/o William Thomas “Tom” Creacy & Cellie A. (Smith) Creacy (Cellie is buried in Boardtree cemetery, Dawson, Tx.

Charles Albert Willis, Sr.
Feb 3, 1883 - Dec 1, 1940

PROMINENT DAWSON CITIZEN WAS BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

C. A. WILLIS, SR., DIED SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME SUNDAY MORNING

DAWSON, Dec. 2.—C. A. Willis, Sr. 53, prominent land-owner and business man here, died Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. His death was attributed to an attack of indigestion.

Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson; two sons, Fred Willis, Coushatta, La., and Albert Willis Jr., Dawson; and two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Roberts, San Angelo and Miss Betty Rae Willis, Dawson.

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Minerva "Minnie" (Ward) Sawyer
Aug 6, 1871 - Dec 2, 1940

MRS. D. D. SAWYER BURIED IN DAWSON CEMETERY TUESDAY

DAWSON, Texas, Dec. 5.—(Special)—Funeral services for Mrs. D. D. Sawyer, aged 69 years who died Monday, were held here Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband of Dawson, a former Navarro County commissioner; three daughters, Mrs. Billie Lawrence, Dawson; Miss Maggie Sawyer, East Texas, and Mrs. George Binkley, West, Texas; two sons, Floyd Sawyer, Bullard, and Edward, Dawson and other relatives.

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John Edgar Cathey
Nov 19, 1860 - Dec 3, 1940

Father Corsicana Woman Dies Dawson

DAWSON, Texas, Dec. 5.—(Special)—J. E. Cathey, aged 81 years died here Tuesday night. Funeral rites were conducted here Wednesday.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Calhoun, Corsicana and Mrs. Jim Lawrence, East Texas.

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John Harris Peay
Jan. 25, 1872 - Jan. 13, 1940

Services Held For J. H. Peay, aged 67 years, 732 West First Avenue, who died Saturday were held from the Dawson Church of Christ with interment in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by T. B. Thompson, minister of the Church of Christ and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church, both of Corsicana.

He had resided in Navarro county 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. W. M. Taylor, Corsicana, Corsicana; Mrs. Marion Taylor, Corsicana; Mrs. A. F. McGlaun, Tahoka, and Mrs. C. A. Brooks, Paduca; 26 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Conrad Matthews, Sr., Mrs. Mit Sowell, Odie Owen and T. B. Thompson.

Pallbearers were Thera Gannon, Lloyd Howard, W. M. Taylor, Jr., J. B. Swink, Walter Phinney and Victor Freeze.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 15, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Annie Esther (Hollis) Peay 2nd wife Kate Grimes married Dec 28, 1931; s/o Rufus Peay & Mattie (Harris) Peay per death certificate

Carrie (Kirksey) Westmoreland
Oct 30, 1867 - Feb 13, 1940

PIONEER OF DAWSON WAS BURIED THERE ON THURSDAY

DAWSON, Feb. 16.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Dalton Westmoreland, pioneer resident of this community, were held Thursday morning with the rites conducted by the Rev. J. P. Magee. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Westmoreland was visiting a daughter, at Harrold, Texas, when she became ill and was carried to a hospital at Vernon, where she passed away Tuesday afternoon.

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Mintievan Teague
Aug 1, 1873 - Jan 25, 1940

MISS MINNIE TEAGUE BURIED THURSDAY IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Miss Minnie Teague, aged 58 years, who died Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Miss Teague had resided in this section for the past 40 years.

Surviving are three brothers, A. M. Teague, Pryor, Okla.; W. A. Teague and I. L. Teague, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Reed, Corbet and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Teague, Charles Teague, Jake Teague, Henry Teague, Troy Teague, and Norman Bryant, all nephews.

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Thomas Sparksey Bates
Oct 17, 1876 - Feb 5, 1940

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

E. S. Bates, former resident of the Bazette community, died in Kilgore Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are his wife of Kilgore; children, Richard Bates, Corsicana; Mrs. Gertrude Moore, Corsicana; Mrs. Nettie Pyle, Kilgore; Mrs. Thomas Greer, Corsicana; Jim Bates, Kilgore, and William Bates, Tom Ball, and a number of grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Therman Elmer Pryor
Aug 23, 1915 - Mar 8, 1940

OIL FIELD WORKER ACCIDENT VICTIM TO BE BURIED SUNDAY

Thurman E. Pryor, aged 24 years, former Corsicanan, was killed Friday morning when he fell from an oil derrick near Wichita Falls.

Funeral services will be held from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Pryor at Pursley, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church here and Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his widow at Wichita Falls; a son Gary Pryor, Wichita Falls; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pryor, Pursley; three brothers, Wallace and J. T. Pryor, both of Wichita Falls, and Worsham Pryor, Pursley; three sisters, Mrs. Nathan Crouch, Corsicana; Mrs. C. M. Brown, Pursley, and Mrs. Louis Peeples, Kamay, Texas; a foster brother, W. J. Norwood, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Louis Peeples, Nathan Crouch, Tom Woods, Raymond Davidson, Jessie Davidson and Mallie Brown.

Corley Funeral Home will be in charge.

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FUNERAL FORMER CORSICANAN HELD PURSLEY SUNDAY

Funeral services for Thruman E. Pryor, aged 24 years, former Corsicanan, who was dilled near Wichita Falls Friday when he fell from an oil derrick, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Pryor, at Pursley. Interment was in
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his widow and a son, Gary Pryor, both of Wichita Falls; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pryor, Pursley; three brothers, Wallace and J. T. Pryor, both of Wichita Falls and Worsham Pryor, Pursley; three sisters, Mrs. Nathan Crouch, Corsicana; Mrs. C. M. Brown, Pursley, and Mrs. Louis Peeples, Kamay, Texas; a foster brother, W. J. Norwood, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louis Peeples, Nathan Crouch, Tom Woods, Raymond Davidson, Jessie Davidson and Mallie Brown.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Robert Houston Weems
Apr 6, 1919 - Jul 27, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR ROBERT WEEMS

Funeral services for Robert Weems, 23, of Corsicana, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Stinnet Saturday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Davis Parks, 30, Weems’ employer, suffered two skull fractures when the car in which they were riding figured in a collision with another. Weems had been employed as a harvest hand.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Weems, and daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Weems, Corsicana, and James Weems, Malakoff; four sisters, Mrs. Lee Wilson, Itasca; Mrs. Mabel Frost and Misses Julia and Bondina Weems, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Roy Dewey, Melvin Gorman, Arthur Dewey, Earl Stewart, Jim Stewart and Johnny Hutchins.

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Olga Lena (Hunter) Berry
Feb 27, 1899 - Oct 6, 1940

MRS. LENA BERRY BE BURIED WEDNESDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Berry, 305 West Seventh avenue who died Sunday afternoon will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, James Loran Berry, Dawson, and L. A. Berry, California; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Hunter, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Boatman, Kilgore; Mrs. Babe Bradley, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Lucille Spencer, Corsicana; six brothers, A. D. Hunter, Fort Worth; Leonard Hunter, San Antonio; Wade Hunter, Lawton, Okla.; Arthur Hunter and Hoke Hunter, both of Tyler, and Nathan Hunter, Galveston and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY, MRS. LENA BERRY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Berry, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Dawson.

Surviving are two sons, James Loran Berry, Dawson and L. A. Berry, California; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Hunter, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Boatman, Kilgore; Mrs. Babe Bradley, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Lucille Spencer, Corsicana; six brothers, A. D. Hunter, Fort Worth; Leonard Hunter, San Antonio; Wade Hunter, Lawton, Okla.; Arthur Hunter and Hoke Hunter, both of Tyler, and Nathan Hunter, Galveston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Hunt, Bob Justice, Floyd Sikes, Elmo Hollingsworth, W. H. Hellums and W. B. Payne.

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William “Bill” Odom
Apr 12, 1888 - Sep 3, 1940

WILLIAM ODOM DIED TUESDAY MORNING; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

William (Bill) Odom, aged 52 years, farmer, died at the home of a brother, Roy B. Odom, West Fifteenth street Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock where burial will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. O. Gunter, Methodist minister.

A native of Tennessee, Odom had resided in this section since 1918.

Surviving are four brothers, R. L. Odom and Roy B. Odom both of Corsicana; S. F. Odom, Alma, and Bethel Odom, Statesville, Tennessee; a sister, Mrs. O. B. Hollingsworth, Lansing, Mich., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Samuel Walter Denton, Sr.
Aug 2, 1887 - Feb 7, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WALTER DENTON

Walter Denton, aged 52 years, member of the Trinidad school board and well-known in Henderson and Navarro counties, died in a Malakoff hospital Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Trinidad Methodist church. Burial was made in the Hamilton cemetery near here. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hendricks, pastor of the church.

Mr. Denton was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Denton, Jan. 31, this year, in a local hospital.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Morrison, Trinidad, a son, Walter Denton, Jr., student in Trinity University, Waxahachie; two grandchildren, Jo Ann and Gayle Dene Morrison, both of Trinidad; two brothers, Guy Denton, Fort Worth and C. O. Denton, Trinidad; and a half-sister, Mrs. Vest, Palestine.

Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thur., Feb 8, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Gertrude (Johnson) Denton; s/o John Wesley Denton & Mary Elizabeth (Vest) Sparkman-Denton buried in Frost cemetery, Frost, Tx.

Annie Gertrude (Johnson) Denton
Aug 29, 1887 - Jan 30, 1940

TRINIDAD WOMAN DIED TUESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. Gertrude Denton, aged 52 years, of Trinidad, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night at 11:35 o’clock following a week’s illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Trinidad Methodist church. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery southwest of Corsicana. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. P. Hendricks.

Surviving are her husband, W. S. Denton, Trinidad; a son, Walter Denton, Jr., student in Trinity University, Waxahachie; a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Morrison, Trinidad; two grandchildren, Jo Ann and Gayle Dene Morrison, Trinidad; a brother, A. C. Johnson, Marshall; a sister Mrs. R. F. Fite, Dallas; two half-sisters, Mrs. Orman Coats and Mrs. Eunice Austin, both of Mexia; a step-sister, Mrs. Pearl McEntire, Corsicana; and a half-brother, W. D. Johnson, Fort Worth.

P. N. Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens directed the arrangements.

Mrs. Denton is a niece of W. H. Johnson and prior to her marriage, resided in the Johnson home and attended school in Corsicana.

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James Henry Younger
Oct 1, 1870 - Jul 23, 1940

J. H. YOUNGER OF ANGUS COMMUNITY BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for J. H. Younger, 69, who died at his home in Angus Tuesday with a heart attack, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. B. Hall. He was a native Texan and resided here for many years before moving to Ada, Okla. He had lived near Angus for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife of Angus, two daughters, Mrs. O. E. West, Longview, and Mrs. R. B. Fowlkes, Pearsall; a son, James Younger, San Antonio; four grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a brother, G. C. Younger, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elbert Stewart, Clarence Gilliean, Jess Stewart, H. L. Blackburn, Andrew G. Steele and Bill Younger.

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Wilson Decabe Brannon
Mar 31, 1862 - May 14, 1940

W. D. BRANNON OF PICKETT COMMUNITY BURIED WEDNESDAY

W. D. Brannon, aged 78 years, died at his home in the Pickett community Tuesday night. Funeral services were held from the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Pickett; three sons, E. A. Brannon, Corsicana; E. N. Brannon, Mexia, and J. F. Brannon, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Green, Frost; Mrs. Gracie Winsiett, California, and Mrs. Ercie Pollock, Amarillo, and a sister, Mrs. Wade Jones, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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John Ishom Bonner
Sep 15, 1861 - Dec 2, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN BONNER HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for John Bonner, 79, native of Navarro county, who died at Angus Monday after and extended illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, L. R. Bonner, L. G. Bonner and D. L. Bonner, all of Angus; three daughters, Mrs. H. B. Frazier and Mrs. B. G. Jones, both of Angus, and Mrs. J. E. Cox, Corsicana; three step-sons, E. D. Reed and H. C. Reed, both of Angus and M. B. Reed, Bowie; 27 grandchildren, 10

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JOHN BONNER, AGED NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY, IS DEAD

John Bonner, aged 79 years, native of Navarro County, died Monday morning at the home of a son, D. L. Bonner, at Angus after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

Surviving are three sons, L. R. Bonner, L. G. Bonner, and D. L. Bonner, all of Angus; three daughters, Mrs. H. B. Frazier and Mrs. B. G. Jones, both of Angus, and Mrs. J. E. Cox, Corsicana; three step-sons, E. D. Reed and H. C. Reed, both of Angus, and M. B. Reed, Bowie; 37 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, C. C. Bonner, Angus, eight sisters, Mrs. Nancy Burton and Mrs. Ellen Burton, both of Commanche; Mrs. Alice Robinson and Mrs. Nettie Coker, both of Eureka; Mrs. Mandy Garrison, Corsicana; Mrs. Ann Slaughter and Mrs. Addie Mosley, both of Red River County, and Mrs. Lena Pruitt, Tennessee, and a number of other relatives.

Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Lawrence Bonner, Freddie Bonner, Clarence Bonner, Lowell Bonner, Ola Bonner and R. L. Cox, all grandsons.

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Edd Reed
Feb 28, 1882 - Jun 6, 1961

Thursday Rites For D. E. Reed

Funeral services for E. D. Reed, 79, native of Navarro county, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Burke, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Prior to moving to Corsicana 10 years ago, he had resided in the Angus community for 50 years.

Reed was a retired farmer and resided at 104 East First Avenue.

Surviving are a son, R. L. Reed, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Myrtle Reed, Rankin, and Miss Jessie Mae Reed, Corsicana; two grandchildren, two brothers, L. G. Bonner, Corsicana and E. L. Bonner, Angus; three sisters, Mrs. B.G. Jones, Angus; Mrs. H. B. Frazier and Mrs. J. E. Cox, both of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were B. G. Jones, L. L. Bonner, T. G. Haynes, George L. Robertson, Henry Slate and Norman Smith.

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Lula (Deen) Story
Jun 1, 1869 - Sep 3, 1940

MRS. LULA STORY DIED ON TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Lula Story, long-time resident of Navarro county, died about noon Tuesday at her home, 717 West Eleventh avenue, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Story was the widow of the late H. O. Story.

Mrs. Story was connected with the sewing department of the State Home for about 25 years. She was a member of the Methodist church and retained her membership with the Grape Creek congregation several miles southwest of Navarro after moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. C. Dockery, Corsicana; two brothers, Webster Deen, Pittsburgh, Okla., and C. C. Deen, Austin; a sister Mrs. Belle Williamson, Oakwood, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 3, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry O. Story married Mar. 28, 1890 (Henry was the s/o David Monroe Story and Tennessee (Powell) Story); d/o Thomas Deen & Sarah (Thomas) Deen

Betty Jean "Patsy" (Muesse) Dyer
June 12, 1930 - Dec 3, 2018
 

Betty “Patsy” Jean Dyer, 88, of Fairfield, Texas, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 3:45 am on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Fairfield Nursing and Rehab in Fairfield, Texas. Betty was born June 12, 1930, in Malone, Texas to parents William and Elsie (Hennig) Muesse where she was raised.  She married Robert “R.C.”Carlisle Dyer June 3, 1945. May 6, 1947 R.C. returned home from being stationed in the Philippines just in time to welcome their first child Sandra on May 7, 1947. In 1948 they welcomed their first son Kenneth and in 1950 their second son Gary.

R.C. and Betty moved to Fairfield, Texas in the 1970’s. Owned and operated D&H Carpet until they closed it in the late1980’s. Betty loved doing so many things from sewing, dancing, decorating, moving furniture, gardening, writing, dominoes, and reading her Bible. She absolutely loved flowers, all different colors, looking fancy and stuff.

Betty was a loving mother, sister, grandmother. She was very proud of her family and loved everyone dearly, especially all the babies. She loved get togethers, all the food and the sweets; anytime with family was very special to her. She will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her.

Survived by her daughter Sandra Markwardt of Fairfield, Texas; son Kenneth Dyer and wife Sondra of Corsicana, Texas; son Gary Dyer and wife Beverly of Corsicana, Texas; one Brother Billy Muesse and wife Lemma of Waco, Texas; Grandchildren Teresa Schmidt and husband Wesley of Cuero, Texas; Scott Markwardt of Fairfield, Texas; Kyle Markwardt and wife Chassidy of Fairfield, Texas; Sonya Robinson of Corsicana, Texas; Shannon Dyer and wife Shelley of Corsicana, Texas; Heath Dyer and wife Stephanie of Waxahachie, Texas; Julie Hollingsworth and husband Hank of Corsicana, Texas; 18 Great Grandchildren, 12 Great Great Grand Children, and 1 Great Great Great Granddaughter.

Preceding her in death are her parents; Husband R.C. Dyer; one brother James Muesse and sister-in-law Billie June; Granddaughter Pamela Armstrong ; Grandson Kenny Dyer; son in law Dalton Markwardt; and a great grandson Michael Sanchez.

Visitation and Funeral will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home 1530 Nth 45th Street, Corsicana, Texas.  The visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. Betty will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband of 47 years at Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas. Due to the weather there won’t be graveside services.

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Edward Lynn Easley
Apr 28, 1955 - Oct 24, 2018

Edward Lynn Easley of Dawson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. He was born April 28, 1955 in Corsicana to Edward and Valley Jo Easley.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother and granddaddy, Bertha and Johnnie Easley and father, Edward F. Easley.

He is survived by his wife, Tabbey Easley; son, Chad Easley and Ann Evans; daughters, Kandy Moody and husband Kevin, Kacie Smith and husband Brad; 11 grandchildren; mother, Jo Easley; sisters, Dana Martin and husband Jackie, Paula Kirkwood and Randy Trull, Jennifer Lane and Donna Ferguson and husband Richard.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Hubbard Cowboy Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Marion Donald "Don" Broxson
Nov 30, 1947 - Oct 22, 2018

Don Broxson, husband, father and role model, peacefully finished his earthly journey Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at his Purdon home with family at his side. Don was born in Pampa, Texas on Nov. 30, 1947, to William Frances and Mary Evelyn Broxson.

From a humble beginning in the oilfields of the Texas Panhandle, Don arrived in Corsicana at 17 years old, where he built a family and business. His integrity and tireless work ethic earned him the respect and trust of all around him. His business, Don's Auto Center, became the go-to shop for automotive expertise, technical training and most importantly, honest service.

Don's enduring passion was classic cars - carefully renovating iconic cars and sharing the experience with family and friends. Among his many achievements, his children were his proudest accomplishments.

He was preceded in death by his parents and beautiful daughter, Lindy Broxson, who shared in his battle with Cancer.

Don is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janet Broxson; his sons Matthew and Donnie from his first wife Evelyn; step-children Gerald, Bobby and Kim; grandchildren Jake, Tatum, Seth, Ava, Ashley, Olivia, Zander, Baylor, Lexi, Mikayla, and Tori and, siblings Bill Broxson and Latrice Richter.

His pallbearers were chosen from the generations of young men he mentored and trained, including his grandson with whom he shared a special connection, Jake Eldridge, his son-in-law Jacob Eldridge and friends Jim Moore, Donny Grace, Paul Joyner and Derek Robinson.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • h/o Evelyn (Lipscomb) Broxson & Janet Broxson; s/o William Frances Broxson & Mary Evelyn (Wilkerson) Broxson
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 25, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Isaac Wood Read
Jun 19, 1876 – Apr 15, 1940

Isaac Wood Read, aged about 60 years, passed away in Atlanta, Ga., on the 17th instant, after a long illness. He was the youngest son of N. C. Read, a prominent attorney of Corsicana many years ago, and was born and reared in Corsicana, being a graduate of the Corsicana schools, and will be remembered by many of the older citizens of this city.

His wife preceded him in death about a month ago. He is survived by one brother, Nash Read, of Montgomery, Ala., and other relatives.

He was a nephew of the late Frank P. Wood, and Mrs. John H. Rice of this city. No children survive him.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 18, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery (North), Savannah, Georgia
    CHS grad. h/o Mary Cumming (Houstoun) Read s/o Nicholas Cabell Read III and Ellen Eugenia (Wood) Read

Jesus Paralez
Dec 12, 1897 - Nov 7, 1940

Jesus Peralez Died Late Thursday Night; Burial at Purdon

Jesus Peralez, aged 42 years, died at his home on Corsicana Rout 3 late Thursday night.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Purdon where burial was made.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Alcadia Perlez, Corsicana Route 3, four brothers and three sisters.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Frances Emma (Spraggins) Bell
May 25, 1913 - Oct 17, 1959

Mrs. E. F. Bell Dies Sunday; Rites Monday

Mrs. Frances Bell, 43, of Eureka, died in the M. D. Anderson hospital in Houston Saturday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister; Rev. J. F. Hardie, pastor; Rev. Jimmy Mobley and Rev. Carlos Love.

Surviving are her husband E. F. Bell, Eureka, two sons, Vivian F. and Clinton J. Bell, both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Hattie Lee Mayhall, Dublin; three sisters, Mrs. Faye Hall, Brownwood; Mrs. Helen Qualls, Winkler, and Mrs. Florence Kendricks, Houston; three step-sisters, Mrs. Lucy Bell, Eureka; Mrs. Clyde Wagner, Muleshoe, and Mrs. Doyle Allen, San Antonio; a brother, Charles Spraggins, Houston; three step-brothers, G. B. Mayhall and J. M. Mayhall, both of Dublin, and Lee Mayhall, Abilene; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Bell, Doris bell, Teresa Bell, Darlene Bell and David Lee Bell, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aaron Montgomery, J. F. Hamilton, Worth Johnston, Jr.; A. L. Hodge, Bill Bonner and Don Chandler.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 19, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Charles Lafayette Spraggins buried in Lohn cemetery, Lohn, Tx. & Hattie Lee (Carroll) Spraggins-Mayhall buried in Old Dublin Memoral Park, Dublin, Tx.

Corine E. (Dubose) Bell-McDonald
Jan 1, 1908 - Jul 5, 1974

Holiday Marred by One Traffic Fatality Here

Corsicana’s July 4th holiday was marred by two accidents in which two persons were injured, one fatally, in separate mishaps.

Mrs. Corine DuBose McDonald, 66, 1416 Ann Arbor, Dr., died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, in the night following her transfer from Memorial Hospital Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Investigating Sgt. G. W. Pritchett reported she advised him she lost control of her car when the footfeed stuck and collided with a tree in the 300 block of N. 13th street in front of Westminister Presbyterian church. The accident occurred about 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

Sgt. Pritchett also investigated a pedestrian-car mishap at 12:35 p.m. in the 800 block of West Seventh Ave. The pedestrian, David Kuykendall, Jr., 72, 605 S. 18th street, was admitted to Memorial Hospital. Sgt. Pritchett, said with a broken wrist and bruises and abrasions. Driver of the car involved was identified as Edgar Dervin Anderson, Mustang Park, Mustang.

Public information Officer Lewis Palos said today police received numerous complaints July 4th about discharging of firecrackers, however, no arrests were made.

Funeral services for Mrs. McDonald will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elvis Egge officiating, assisted by the Rev. Guy Lansford. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

She was a member of First Baptist church here.

Surviving are two sons, Clinton J. Bell of Corsicana and V. F. Bell of Eureka; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mrs. Julia Easterling and Mrs. China Black, both of Corsicana; and two brothers, J. C. DuBose of Tulsa, Okla., and Earl DuBose of New York state.

Pallbearers will be L. R. Cockerell, David Bell, James Brown, Dick Ballenger, G. H. Weatherby and w. M. Montgomery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 5, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Emery Frank Bell married Jun. 7, 1925 2nd husband Carl Perry McDonald; d/o Juble Earlie DuBose & China Angeline (Estes) DuBose

Eber Smith Quinn Jr.
Apr 20, 1861 Aug 05, 1940

PIONEER RESIDENT RURAL SHADE AREA BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Rural Shade for E. S. Quinn, aged 79 years, pioneer resident of Southeastern Navarro county, who died Monday. Burial was in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Rural Shade, eight children, Mrs. Tommie Thorn, Barry; Grady Quinn, South Gate, Calif.; Mrs. Joe Trent, Rural Shade; Johnnie Quinn, Rural Shade; Mrs. Tom Bradley, Trinidad; Mrs. Nell Mayo, Longview; Lloyd Quinn, Rural Shade and Mrs. Ware Phillips, Rural Shade; 24 grandchildren, two brothers, Will Quinn and Charlie Quinn, both of Pittsburgh, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Stevens, Kerens, and Mrs. Lela Ballard, Mineola, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Leonard Beuran Hunter
Dec 5, 1896 - Jul 4, 1960

Leonard Hunter Expires Monday

KERENS, July 5 (Spl.)—Leonard B. Hunter, 63, formerly of Kerens, construction man died in a Houston hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Inmon Chapel with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. R. (Jack) Riggs, Kilgore.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; four sons, Andy and James Hunter, both of Houston; Cpl. Douglas Allen, U. S. Army, Georgia, and Sgt. Ray Allen, U. S. Marines, California; five daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Combs, Kerens; Mrs. Alma Pogue and Mrs. Joyce Smith, both of Houston; Mrs. Almes Berks, Bryan, and Mrs. Dottie Vaughn, Dallas; 26 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Four brothers, Rev. Wayde Hunter, Lawton, Okla.; Rev. Hoke Hunter, Kilgore; Arthur Hunter, Austin, and Nathan Hunter, Texas City; three sisters, Babe Bradley and Mrs. Blanche Boatright, both of Kilgore, and Mrs. Lucille Hos, Houston, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 5, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Edna Ruth (Campbell) Hunter married Aug. 21, 1915; s/o Daniel Luther Hunter & Edna Adelia (Fulks) Hunter buried in Pirtle Bapt. Cemetery, Kilgore, Tx.

Edna Ruth (Campbell) Hunter
Jul 16, 1899 - May 28, 1964

Kerens Rites For Mrs. Hunter

KERENS, May 30, (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Ruth Hunter, 8913 Shreveport street, Houston, who died in a Houston hospital Thursday, were held at Houston Saturday at 10 a.m. with graveside services at the Long Prairie cemetery near Kerens Saturday at 4 p.m. She was a member of the Full Gospel church and formerly resided here.

Surviving are two sons, Andy and James Hunter, both of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Jeff Combs, Kerens; Mrs. Louis Berke, Bryan; Mrs. R. K. Pogue and Mrs. O. E. Lee, both of Houston; two brothers, J. C. Campbell, Houston, and R. W. Campbell, Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Troy Brown, Ralls; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon handled local arrangements.

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Charles A. “Kitt” Howell
Apr 9, 1871 - Nov 26, 1940

KITT HOWELL OF LONG PRAIRIE DIED THER ON TUESDAY

KERENS, Nov. 29.—Kitt Howell, 69, died at his home in the Long Prairie community Tuesday. Funeral services were held at the Long Prairie Methodist church.

Surviving are nine children, Johnson Howell, Arthur Lee Howell, Charlie Howell, Fannie Howell, Fay Howell, all of Long Prairie; Alfred Howell, Seagraves; Mrs. Gladys Kelley, Malakoff; Mrs. Louise Canay, Cougar; and Mrs. Susie Butler, Springhill, Louisiana; a brother, Charlie Howell, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Poland, Tomball, and six grandchildren.

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Alpha Lee Gunn
Jan 25, 1927 - Apr 7, 1940

Currie Youth Died Saturday Morning

Alpha Lee Gunn, aged 19 years, died at the family home at Currie early Saturday morning after and extended illness. Funeral services were held at Richland Monday afternoon.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elsey Gunn, Currie, a brother and sister.

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Minnie L Lewis
Dec 9, 1860 - Mar 21, 1940

Miss Minnie Lewis Died At Home Here Thursday Afternoon

Miss Minnie Lewis aged 80 years, died at 104 East First avenue Thursday afternoon shortly after 2:30 o’clock.

Funeral arrangements had not been complete at press time. She had resided in Corsicana many years.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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MISS MINNIE LEWIS CORSICANA PIONEER, BURIED ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Miss Minnie Lewis, aged 80 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday afternoon at 103 East First avenue, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a brother, C. B. Lewis and a sister, Mrs. William Wiggins, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were John Redden, A. C. Nutt, Mayor J. S. Murchison, W. T. McElwee, Ad Megarity and Elmer Keith.

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William H. "Willie" Wilson
Sep 15, 1888 - Feb 29, 1940

WILLIE H. WILSON, FORMER CORSICANAN, IS BURNED TO DEATH

ANDREWS, Feb. 29.—(AP)—Willie H. Wilson, 50, rancher, who lived alone, was found dead today in his burning home near Shafter Lake.
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Funeral services for Willie H. Wilson who was burned to death in his home in Andrews, Wednesday night, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland McCammon chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Wilson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wilson of this city and was well known here.

Notes:

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RANGERS PROBING DEATH OF WILSON; FUNERAL HELD HERE

ODESSA, MARCH 1.—(AP)—Texas rangers pushed an investigation today into the death of Willie H. Wilson, a ranchman, at his home near Shafter Lake northwest of here.

The charred body was discovered yesterday. His home, where he lived alone had been destroyed by fire of unknown origin.

Ranger Manny Gault of Lubbock headed the investigation.

Justice of the Peace O. G. Weatherby of Andrews returned a verdict of death by fire of underdetermined origin. The body was sent to Corsicana for burial.
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Burial Here Friday.

Funeral services for Willie H. Wilson, age 50 years, who burned to death in his ranch home at Shafter Lake near Andrews, Wednesday night, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wilson.

Pallbearers were Charlie McQuiston, J. P. Stubbs, Robert Douglas, John Boyd, Mike Boyd, Lloyd Chambliss, Worth Johnson and Melton Dickson. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Emma Alice (Lovejoy) Rector
Dec 9, 1848 - Aug 9, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER RESIDENT SATURDAY AFTERNOON

MRS. W. L. RECTOR DIED FRIDAY NIGHT AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

Mrs. W. L. Rector, aged 91 years, a resident of this section for more than 42 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pauline Sears at Plainview, Friday night at 11 o’clock. She was the widow of the late William L. Rector.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, will conduct the rites and interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Otis M. Rector, Corsicana; J. M. Rector, San Antonio, and W. M. Rector, Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Holmes, Dallas and Mrs. Sears, Plainview; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Bee, Robert Davidson, Sterling Hornbeck, F. C. Stewart, Chas. Croft and T. E. Fluker.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. W. L. RECTOR

Funeral services for Mrs. W. L. Rector, aged 91 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock. She died in Plainview Friday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Sears.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. She was the widow of the William L. Rector, who died June 24 last.

Surviving are three sons, Otis M. Rector, Corsicana; J. M. Rector, San Antonio, and W. M. Rector, Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Holmes, Dallas and Mrs. Sears, Plainview; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Bee, Robert Davidson, Sterling Hornbeck, F. C. Stewart, Chas. Croft and T. E. Fluker.

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Thomas Edgar Blissett
Jun 19, 1874 - Jul 30, 1940

THOMAS E. BLISSETT DIED TUESDAY AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS

Thomas E. Blissett, aged 66, employee of the city for many years, died at his home, 811 East Ninth avenue, Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Second Baptist church. Burial as in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, John H. Blissett, Kerens, and William Blissett, Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Roy Neece, Clyde Brooks, J. E. Grimes, Jimmie Tallman, Jimmie Stewart and C. L. Lennon.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 31, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Belle (Clark) Blissett married Jan. 5, 1915 s/o Samuel Carter Blissett buried in Rice cemetery, Rice, Texas and Elizabeth Catherine (Thornton) Blissett (Belle’s parents are Benjamin Franklin Clark and Elmyra E. (Scoggins) Clark buried in White Church cemetery) ( Belle spelled her name and her husbands name on the death certificate Blissett—his brother William spelled Blissette)

Mary Ann (Rainey) Hewitt
Jun 6, 1855 - Jul 8, 1940

DALLAS WOMAN WAS BURIED TUESDAY IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Hewitt, 4112 Birmingham, Dallas, who died Monday morning at her home were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Full Gospel church, Dallas, with Rev. Fred Billing officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. F. Folsom and Miss Mary Ruth Hewitt, both of Dallas;; three sons, J. O. Hewitt and S. Hewitt, both of Dallas and Paul Hewitt, Houston.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 9, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Darius Hewitt married Nov. 11, 1896 in Arkansas; d/o unknown Rainey & Annie H. (Jenkins) Rainey per death certificate

Charles A. Brown
Apr 15, 1872 - May 19, 1940

C. A. BROWN DIED NEAR CORSICANA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

C. A. Brown, aged 68 years, died at his home north of Corsicana Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; six children, Mrs. H. B. Crocker, Myrtia Brown, Edna Brown, Bettie F. Brown, Chas. A. Brown, Jr., and Wm. A. Brown, Jr., and Wm. A. Brown, all of Corsicana, two brothers, and two sisters.

The rites were conducted by Mrs. Joe B. Williams of the Mission.

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Ellen Josephine (Brown) Crocker
Aug 24, 1914 - Sep 17, 1970

Crocker Rites Set Sunday

Mrs. Ellen Crocker, 56, died September 17 at Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors are her husband, H. B. Crocker of Corsicana; one son, Billy Ramirez of Ennis; two brothers, W. A. Brown of Athens and C. A. Brown of Corsicana; three sisters, Myrtle Snider of Riverbank, Calif., Edna Johnston of Fairfield and Betty Rittenberry of Whitestone, Georgia; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Crocker Rites Set Today

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ellen Crocker, 56, who died Thursday. The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery, Nephews will be pallbearers.

Surviving are her husband, one son, two brothers, three sisters, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Thomas Williamson Sawyer
Jun 24, 1864 - Jan 21, 1940

THOMAS W. SAWYER BURIED WEDNESDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Thomas W. Sawyer, aged 75 years who died at his home, 1512 South Fifteenth street, Sunday night, will be held from the Corley chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The W. O. W. Lodge will have charge of the services at the grave while Woodmen will be pallbearers.

Mr. Sawyer had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, four sons, Chester E. Sawyer, Corsicana; David W. Sawyer, Itasca; Clarence W. Sawyer, Kilgore and Leonard T. Sawyer, San Francisco, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. L. L. Loftis, Mrs. Eva Paulk and Mrs. Gladys Ridens, all of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

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Phebie E. (Bentley) Sawyer
Nov 5, 1872 - Feb 2, 1944

MRS. T. W. SAWYER DIED WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Mrs. T. W. Sawyer, resident of Corsicana for many years, died at her home, 1512 South Fifteenth street early Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel, with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery
Surviving are four sons, Dave W. Sawyer, Itasca; Chester Sawyer, Corsicana; C. W. Sawyer, Gladewater, S-sgt. Leonard Sawyer, U. S. Army; three daughters, Mrs. L. L. Loftis, Corsicana; Mrs. Leonard Buchanan, Corsicana; Miss Eva Sawyer, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

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Rites On Thursday For Mrs. Sawyer, Who Died Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. T. W. Sawyer, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at her home Wednesday morning, were held from Corley chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Jack Goff and Rev. J. Vernon Wheelis, conducted the rites and interment was in
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, three daughters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leon Melton, E. L. Brown, E. A. Bird, George Dechaume, Ernest McDowell and Halman Olson.

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John Cal/Carl Pike
Dec 28, 1925 - Dec 28, 1939

Bazette Boy Buried On Last Thursday

KERENS, Jan. 8.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Thursday for John Cal Pike, 14-year-old son, of Mrs. Tennessee Pike of Bazette. Rev. Joe N. Everhart, pastor of the Kerens Presbyterian church conducted the services, with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery, under the direction of the P. N. Stockton funeral Home.

Young John Cal died in the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana, after a very brief illness.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 8, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o John Jefferson Pike & Mary Tennessee “Tennie” (Tramel) Pike
  • Unable to find a death certificate – not sure of death date

Johnnie Thomas (Rhodes) Lee
1885 - Jan 12, 1940

Mrs. J. B. Lee Was Buried Prairie Point

KERENS. Jan. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. J. B. Lee of Dallas, who formerly resided in Kerens. Mrs. Lee, 54, is survived by twelve children, all of whom were present.

Services were conducted by the pastor of one of the Primitive Baptist churches of Dallas, with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery.

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Charles Burton Banks
Jan 27, 1849 - May 28, 1940

AGED ROANE MAN BURIED WEDNESDAY AT PRAIRIE POINT

C. B. Banks, aged 91 years, died at his home near Roane Tuesday night.

Funeral services were held from the Bazette Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. Cartledge, Baptist minister of Athens, and Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister of Corsicana.

A native of Arkansas, Mr. Banks had resided in Navarro county for the past 63 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Lynch Banks, Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Slate, Powell; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Paul West, Thomas West, Zack Wesbrook, A. V. Frazier, Freddie banks and Ama Carpenter.

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John Sims
Mar 22, 1884 - Jan 20, 1940

Life-Long Resident Of East Navarro Was Buried on Sunday

KERENS, Jan. 26.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Sunday for John Simms, 56, who died Saturday at 10 p.m. after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Simms was born at Bazette, and had spent his entire life in that community and in Kerens, moving here in 1913, and opening the Simms Barber shop, which he owned and operated until the past Christmas.

He was married to Miss Eva Lancaster of Bazete in 1909. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Hortense Simms Fuller of Nacogdoches, who with Mrs. Simms survive.

Deceased is also survived by one brother, Ed Simms of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. M. F. Albritton of Childress and Mrs. J. S. Albritton of Alvin.

Services were conducted by the Corsicana Church of Christ minister, Rev. Mr. Thompson, who was assisted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart, pastor of the Kerens Presbyterian church, and the Rev. Bernard McCord, Methodist pastor of Caddo.

Internment was in Prairie Point cemetery, under the direction of P. N. Stockton funeral home.

Active pallbearers were H. O. DeJarnett, L. H. Holt, John Kyser, Marvin McClung, H. A. Quaite, J. N. Inmon, J. A. Paschal and Howell Brister. Honorary pallbearers were the many friends of Mr. Simms, whose shop was a favorite meeting place for young and old alike.

Among the large group of out of town relatives and friends here for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Birdsong of Kaufman, Robert Albritton of Childress, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Fuller, W. A. Fuller, G. C. Fuller, D. J. Jasper of Nacogdoches, Mrs. M. Pierce, Mrs. Oliver Watt, Mrs. Chris Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Simms, Horace Simms of Corsicana.

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Minnie Alma (Glasgow) Bills
Mar 12, 1899 - Feb 10, 1940

MRS. L. P. BILLS OF POWELL BURIED PRAIRIE POINT

Funeral services for Mrs. L. P. Bills, aged 40 years, of Powell who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday after an extended illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Prairie Point church. Interment was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. P. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, four children, Richard and Rupert Bills, both of Dallas; Barbara and Gurley Bills, both of Powell; mother, Mrs. Sarah Glasgow, Corsicana; three brothers, Sam Glasgow, Bazette; Martin Glasgow, Dallas, and Olney Glasgow, Purdon; four half-brothers, John Glasgow, Purdon, Willie Glasgow, Athens; Mose Glasgow, Oklahoma; and Jim Glasgow, Corsicana and two sisters, Mrs. Tom Niles, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Melvin Ray, Powell.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Florenzo Ferguson
Jan 10, 1940 - Jan 28, 2017
 

Florenzo Ferguson, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Kerens.

Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Second Mission Baptist Church.

Funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. at Second Mission Baptist Church in Corsicana. Interment to follow at Samaria Cemetery.

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Fannie Martin
abt 1949 - Oct 6, 2018

Fannie Martin, 69, of Kerens, passed way Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens.
She will lie in state at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.
Interment to follow at Goodlow Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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JoNell (Sherrard) Barlow
Jun 14, 1934 - Oct 25, 2018

Jo Nell Barlow of Pickett Community passed away on October 25, 2018 at the age of 84. Jo Nell was born in Corsicana on June 14, 1934 to Roland Leslie and Nellie B. (Fitzgerald) Sherrard.

She raised many cattle over the years and liked to ride horses. She was a member of the Central Texas Quarter Horse Association and has a collection of trophies from her years competing in western pleasure events in Navarro and surrounding counties. In her fifties, she went back to school at Navarro College to become an LVN and worked in that field until she retired in her mid-seventies.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Barlow, sister Barbara Jayne Wright, and brother Roland Leslie Sherrard, Jr.

She is survived by her sister Vera Dell Ivie; brother Everett Lee Sherrard, and brother Cody Earl Sherrard; daughter Cynthia Ruth Lee of Alma, Georgia; son Jimmie Barlow Jr. of Pickett, and son Johnnie Leslie Barlow of Webster, Texas; grandsons Steven Dale Aston, Jimmy Daniel Aston, Leslie O’Neill Barlow, Nicholas Barlow, and Taylor Barlow; and great-grandson, Paxton Barlow.

A Graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery on Thursday November 1st at 2:00 pm under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Chaplain Debbie Keele will be officiating the service

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Jimmie Barlow, Sr.; d/o Roland Leslie Sherrard & Nellie B.
    (Fitzgerald) Sherrard

Donald Neale
Oct 6, 1940 - Dec 5, 1940

Funeral Services For Child Friday

Donald Neale, two-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Neale, of Flag Lake, Henderson county, died at the family residence Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock conducted by the Rev. U. S. Grant. Interment will be made in Oakwood.

The child is survived by his parents, a twin-brother, Ronald, a sister, Dorothy Mae; grandmother, Mrs. W. M. Neale of Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Parker of Rice, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec. 5, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Augustus Messick Neale and Vera Lee (Parker) Neale (Vera is shown on her father’s (James Soloman Parker’s biography) (Vera and Augustus are buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, Calif.)

Martha Elizabeth (Ricketts) McNeill
Jul 23, 1880 - Jan 27, 1940

MRS. MARTHA M’NEILL, FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT IS DEAD

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth McNeill, aged 59 years, died at the home of her daughters, Mrs. V. T. Grimes in Houston Saturday morning. Mrs. McNeill resided in Corsicana 45 years before going to Houston to make her home several months ago.

Complete funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of relatives. The services will be held sometime Sunday with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, W. N. McNeill, Corsicana, and H. S. McNeill, Tyler; four daughters, Mrs. V. T. Grimes, Houston; Mrs. C. C. Roughton, Corsicana; Mrs. C. C. Mugrage, Houston; and Miss Lavert McNeill, Houston; three brothers, A. C. Ricketts, D. F. Ricketts and L. B. Ricketts, all of Kilgore; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Montgomery, Tyler, and Mrs. Bob Bordon, Corsicana, and ten grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 27, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel Lavert McNeill married Nov. 3, 1901; d/o William Marion Ricketts & Louisa Frances (Feemster) Ricketts

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M’NEILL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

FORMER PIONEER RESIDENT DIED IN HOUSTON ON SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Elizabeth McNeill, aged 59 years, who died in Houston Saturday morning, were held from the residence of a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Roughton, 708 North Twenty-Third street, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Prior to moving to Houston several months ago, Mrs. McNeill had resided in Corsicana for 45 years.

Surviving are two sons, W. N. McNeill, Corsicana, and H. S. McNeill Tyler; four daughters, Mrs. V. T. Grimes, Houston; Mrs. C. C. Roughton, Corsicana; Mrs. C. C. Mugrage, Houston; and Miss Lavert McNeill, Houston; three brothers, A. C. Ricketts, D. F. Ricketts and L. B. Ricketts, all of Kilgore; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Montgomery, Tyler, and Mrs. Bob Bordon, Corsicana, and 10 grandchildren.

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Martha Elizabeth (Stokes) Beeman-Walker
Jul 26, 1859 - Mar 5, 1940

MRS. M. E. WALKER DIED LATE TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

HAD RESIDED IN NAVARRO COUNTY FOR THE PAST SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Walker, age 80 years, who died at her home, 801 South Fifteenth street, late Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Funeral chapel at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Walker had been a resident of Corsicana for 32 years and of Navarro county 75 years and was well known over the county.

Surviving are three sons, J. W. Beeman, Corsicana; Fred N. Walker, Dallas; Paul B. Walker, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Alma L. Breedlove, Kansas City; Mrs. Jack Hagler, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. S. Webb, Corpus Christi; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Albert Beeman, Owen Beeman, H. Beeman, L. T. Kent, Andrew Steele, and Jack Hagler.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 6, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Albert Beeman buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery 2nd husband Paul William Walker buried in Oakwood cemetery, Waco, Texas d/o Richard Scott Stokes & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Rawson) Stokes buried in Long Cove Cemetery, Lometa, Texas

William Stem “Billie” Leonard
Dec 27, 1880 - May 6, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MEMPHIS RESIDENT

Funeral services for Bob Leonard, aged 59 years, who died at his home in Memphis, Texas, Monday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by J. B. Weathers, Methodist minister of Roane.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Virgie Parks, Tennessee; Mrs. Edna Boyd, Duncan, Okla.; Mrs. J. C. Wilson, Memphis; Mrs. M. J. Garrett, Roane and Mrs. Alice Price, Houston.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Lucille Y. “Lucy” (Gibbons) Robinson
Aug 10, 1876 - Feb 23, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ROBINSON TO BE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerry Robinson, long-time resident of Corsicana, Navarro county case worker at the relief office for the past several years, will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mrs. Robinson died suddenly early Friday morning at 1618 West Third avenue.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pete Tullos, Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Fields, Sonora, and Miss Adah Gibbons, San Antonio; and a niece, Mrs. Mina Reeves, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be E. E. Babers, Guy Gibson, W. M. Huff, C. B. Haley, Wylie Robinson and J. A. Sowell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb 24, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jerry D. Robinson; d/o Emory K. Gibbons & Margaret (Davenport) Gibbons buried in Confederate cemetery, San Antonio, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ROBINSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerry Robinson, county case worker and long time resident of Corsicana who died early Friday morning at 1618 West Third avenue, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pete Tullos, Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Fields, Sonora, and Miss Adah Gibbons, San Antonio; and a niece, Mrs. Mina Reeves, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were E. E. Babers, Guy Gibson, W. M. Huff, C. B. Haley, Wylie Robinson and J. A. Sowell.

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J. William “Will” Webster
Sep 30, 1878 - Dec 5, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILL WEBSTER AT PRAIRIE POINT

KERENS, Dec. 6.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Will Webster, aged 62 years, who died suddenly at his home here Thursday afternoon at 5:30, were held from the Prairie Point church Friday afternoon at 2:30. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Sessions, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Mr. Webster was a prominent farmer and was well known in this section.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. R. A. Kennedy, with whom he made his home; a brother, Custer Kennedy, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. B. O. Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. Bob Stroud, Corsicana; Mrs. John W. Arnett, Kerens; Mrs. Charles Wilson, Kerens and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Laura Adell (Lowe) Farmer
Mar 23, 1869 - Aug 5, 1940

MRS. LAURA FARMER OF ROANE BURIED AT OAK GROVE TUESDAY

Mrs. Laura A. Farmer, aged 71 years, wife of I. N. Farmer, died at the family home in Roane Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Oak Grove Baptist church. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Prior to moving to the Roane community a year ago, Mr. and Mrs. Farmer had resided in the Oak Grove community for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, five sons, Lonnie Farmer, Roane; W. W. Farmer, Rogers; D. N. Farmer, Corsicana; Odie Farmer, Rogers and Lee Farmer, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. A. B. Runnels, Barry; Mrs. R. R. Price, Corsicana; Mrs. W. B. Brewster, Harlingen, and Mrs. Mattie Crowley, Kerens; 21 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Henry Wesley Ragland
Dec 9, 1876 - Jan 31, 1940

HENRY W. RAGLAND DIED WEDNESDAY AT HOME NEAR KERENS

Henry W. Ragland, age 64 years died Wednesday morning about 11 o’clock at his home near Kerens. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Oak Grove church. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The services will be conducted by Revs. Harrison and Sessions.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, John Ragland, Kerens; Homer Ragland, Dimmitt; three daughters, Misses Ethel and Annie Lou Ragland, Kerens; Mrs. Eva Quinn, Kerens; a brother, Add Ragland, Cockrell; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Myers, Maude, seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Ludie Mae (Strange) Ragland
May 18, 1880 - Dec 12, 1949

Kerens Resident Dies On Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

KERENS, Dec. 12.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Ludie Mae Ragland, aged 69 years, died at her home here Tuesday morning at 3:10 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Methodist church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist church, Waco; Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor of the church, and Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Upsher county, Mrs. Ragland had resided in this community for 59 years.

Surviving are two sons, J. H. Ragland, Kerens, and Homer Ragland, Dimmitt; three daughters, Miss Ethel Ragland, Kerens; Mrs. F. V. Britton, Tyler, and Mrs. Tom Blanton, Kerens; two brothers, J. H. Strange, Dallas, and L. B. Strange, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. D. V. Barnett, Kerens; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Stockton Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec. 13, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry Wesley Ragland; d/o John Berry Strange & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Nutt) Strange buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Tibbie (Womack) Jackson
Nov 4, 1871 - Mar 9, 1940

Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon Mrs. Sam J. Jackson

Mrs. Tibbie Womack Jackson, aged 68 years, wife of Sam J. Jackson, died at the family home 1415 West Third avenue, Saturday morning at 4:30 o’clock after an extended illness.

Prior to moving to Corsicana 20 years ago, the family resided in Mexia.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. O. Sory, district Methodist superintendent, and Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Jack Jackson, Houston and Robert Jackson, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Blake Forrest, Mexia, and Mrs. J. N. Casparis, Austin; eight grandchildren, a brother, Walter Womack, Mexia, and a sister, Mrs. J. J. Beckham, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be O. M. Boynton, H. R. Stroube, C. S. Stroud, F. B. McKie, J. N. Garitty, J. N. Edens, Sr., J. N. Wheelock, R. L. Hamilton, J. E. Butler, J. M. Dyer, R. Arthur Caldwell and T. J. Hickey.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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RITES PROMINENT CORSICANA HELD ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Tibbie Womack Jackson, aged, 68 years, wife of Sam J. Jackson, who died Saturday morning after an extended illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home, 1415 West Third avenue. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. R. O. Sory, district Methodist superintendent, and Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Prior to moving to Corsicana 20 years ago, the family resided at Mexia.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Jack Jackson, Houston, and Robert Jackson, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Blake Forrest, Mexia and Mrs. J. N. Casparis, Austin; eight grandchildren, a brother, Walter Womack, Mexia, and a sister, Mrs. J. J. Beckham, Dallas.

Pallbearers were C. M. Boynton, H. R. Stroube, C. S. Stroud, F. B. McKie, N. N. GAritty, J. N. Edens, Sr., J. N. Wheelock, R. L. Hamilton, J. E. Butler, J. M. Dyer, R. Arthur Caldwell and T. J. Hickey.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Jesse William Nelson
Apr 10, 1893 - Apr 7, 1940

J. W. NELSON, WHO DIED SAN ANGELO, TO BE BURIED CORSICANA

J. W. Nelson, aged 46 years, died at San Angelo early Sunday morning.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elsie Nelson, Port Arthur; two sons, J. W. Nelson, Jr., and George Nelson, both of Port Arthur; mother, Mrs. F. M. Nelson, Corsicana and two sisters, Mrs. Neal Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. Rogers, Cleburne.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Tullos, Jack Megarity, Judge Paul H. Miller, Doyle Pevehouse, Judge C. E. McWilliams and Judge A. E. Foster.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 8, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elsie Elizabeth (Kieke) Nelson-Webster buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Tx; s/o John Lewis Nelson, Sr. buried in Greenwood cemetery, Ruston, La. & Fannie Mason (Griffin) Nelson buried in Oakwood cemetery

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J. W. NELSON, WHO DIED AT SAN ANGELO, BURIED IN CORSICANA

J. W. Nelson, aged 46 years, died at San Angelo early Sunday morning.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elsie Nelson, Port Arthur; two sons, J. W. Nelson, Jr., and George Nelson, both of Port Arthur; mother, Mrs. F. M. Nelson, Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Neal Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. Rogers, Cleburne.

Funeral services were from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Pallbearers were J. M. Tullos, Jack Megarity, Judge Paul H. Miller, Doyle Pevehouse, Judge C. E. McWilliams and Judge A. E. Foster.

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Marcus M. Collins, Dr.
Dec 6, 1870 - Dec 30, 1940

RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR M. M. COLLINS, FORMER CORSICANAN

Funeral services for Dr. M. M. Collins who died in Dallas Monday, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon funeral chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Gay, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. M. H. Clark, San Antonio; three brothers, L. M. Collins, Oklahoma City; Charles Collins, Houston and Ray Collins, Los Angeles, Calif.

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