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Katherine Ruth “Kate” (Matthews) Slauter-Mount
Dec 7, 1876 - Aug 20, 1960

Mrs. Kate Mount Dies Saturday

DAWSON, Aug. 20—(Spl.)—Mrs. Kate Slaughter Mount, 83, native of Dawson, died early Saturday morning in Providence hospital at Waco following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Dawson Methodist church. Rev. Robert Sanders, pastor of the church, will conduct the final rites. Interment will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Fox, Fort Worth and Cleburne, and Mrs. Callie Garner, Dawson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 20, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James H. “Jim” Slauter 2nd husband George E. Mount; d/o Newton Jasper Matthews & Ruth (Stockard) Matthews buried in Spring Hill cemetery

James H. “Jim” Slauter
May 5, 1874 - Dec 28, 1934

Navarro County Native Died At Dawson Last Night

DAWSON, Dec. 29.—(Spl.)—J. H. Slaughter, age 60 years, died at his home Friday night at 7:45 following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Chislam, pastor assisted by Rev. F. O. Waddill, Clifton. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Mr. Slaughter was a native of Navarro county and had lived in Dawson many years. He was an active civic and church worker, and was a large landowner.

Surviving are his widow and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 29, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Katherine Ruth (Matthews) Slauter-Mount; s/o Robert Francis Slauter & Susan Isabella “Sue” (Fullerton) Slauter buried in Spring Hill cemetery

Sarah Frances (Green) Evans
Apr 9, 1851 - Jun 27, 1940

LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAWSON DIED IN MEXIA ON THURSDAY

DAWSON, June 29.—Funeral services for Mrs. John H. Evans, aged 89 years, who died in Mexia Thursday afternoon, were held here Friday afternoon from the First Methodist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are her 93 year-old-husband of Mexia; two daughters, Mrs. M. S. Blackmon, of Mexia, and Mrs. J. W. Findley, Coolidge; a son, Bob Evans, Dawson; 22 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Evans moved to this community in 1909 from Alabama and resided here until 1938 when they moved to Mexia. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary last Christmas.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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John Harrison Evans
May 11, 1847 - Jan 31, 1942

AGED MEXIA MAN WAS BURIED AT DAWSON ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

MEXIA. Feb. 2.—Funeral services for John H. Evans, aged 94 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. G. Blackmon, Saturday morning, were held at Dawson Sunday afternoon. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the rites at the grave.

A native of Alabama, Evans moved to the Munger community in 1909 where he remained until 1938 when he came to Mexia.

Surviving are three children, Rev. Bob Evans, Dawson; Mrs. J. Newton Findley, Coolidge, and Mrs. Blackmon, Mexia; 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Sallie Malone (Kitchens) Pollard
Mar 21, 1876 - Jun 15, 1940

Alliance Hall Woman Died Recently; Burial In Dawson Cemetery

DAWSON, June 26.—(AP)—Mrs. Sallie Pollard, aged 64 years, died suddenly at her home in the Alliance Hall community Saturday night, June 15. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hellums of Dawson.

Surviving are her husband, R. E. Pollard; two sons, Alvin Pollard, Alliance Hall, and C. G. Pollard, Brush Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Hayes, Alliance Hall, and Mrs. Myrtle Whitener, Navarro Mills; two sisters, Mrs. Etter Jones, California, and Mrs. Ollie Edwards; four brothers, Ira Kitchen, Blooming Grove; Charlie Kitchen, Milford; Lon McIntosh, Oklahoma, and Earl McIntosh, Milford; and eleven grandchildren.

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Sybil Griffith
B&D Jun 18, 1940

Funeral Services For Infant At Dawson

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffith were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Dawson and interment was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, and grandparents.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Thomas Benton “Tom” Tharp, Sr.
Nov 30, 1883 - Jan 2, 1940

TOM THARP DIED IN CORPUS CHRISTI AND BURIAL TO BE HERE

Funeral services for Tom Tharp, 56, who died in Corpus Christi Tuesday will be held from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Tharp of Corpus Christi; three daughters, Miss Tommie Faye Tharp of Corpus Christi; Mrs. Jack Coleman, of Corsicana; and Mrs. J. C. Dempsey, Evansville, Ind.; four step children, Charlie Rendon, Hubert Rendon, and L. V. Rendon, all of Corpus Christi; and Mrs. C. D. Massey, of West Columbia, and eight grandchildren.

w/o Thomas Benton “Tom” Tharp married Dec. 28, 1903 d/o Mackley Walden Hux and Wealthy Ellen (Head) Hux buried in Grange Hall cemetery

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 3, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Ist wife Ada Manola (Hux) Tharp married Dec. 28, 1903 2nd wife Mattie Louella (Thacker) Rendon-Tharp married Apr. 8, 1925 (Mattie is buried in Eureka cemetery)

Ada Manola (Hux) Tharp
Jul 14, 1884 - Jan 20, 1966

Hold Services For Mrs. Tharp

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada M. Tharp, 81, of 1222 West Thirteenth avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. M. Fannin, pastor of the Primitive Baptist church.

Native of Malvern, Ark., Mrs. Tharp had resided in this area 66 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Z. A. Barton and Mrs. T. C. Dillard, both of Corsicana; a son, Jessie Vosgne, Henderson; two grandsons, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mackie James, Dallas; a brother, J. W. Hux, Como, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Hyde, Jodie Burns, Jack Hux, Willie Mack Gathright, Brooks Waters, Hubert Liles and Raymond Dillard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 21, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Benton “Tom” Tharp, Sr. married Dec. 28, 1903; d/o Mackley Walden Hux & Wealthy Ellen (Head) Hux buried in Grange Hall cemetery

Lucinda Rosanna “Dolly” (Lofton) Kuykendall
May 17, 1851 - Jun 13, 1940

AGED WOMAN DIED THURSDAY NIGHT AT HOME IN CORSICANA

Mrs. Lucinda R. Kuykendall, aged 89 years, died Thursday night at the family residence on North Ninth Street.

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

Prior to moving to Corsicana two months ago, the family resided at Mexia.

Surviving are her husband, Dave Kuykendall, Corsicana; two sons, Simon and David Kuykendall, both of Corsicana and 19 grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Carlos Love.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov. 4, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David “Dave” Kuykendall married Jan. 9, 1890; d/o John Lofton & UNKNOWN (Parker) Lofton per death certificate

Debra Diane Kuykendall
Aug 17, 1957 - Aug 18, 1957

Infant Service Held Monday

Debra Diane Kuykendall, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kuykendall, 216 West First Avenue died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley funeral home chapel. Rev. J. C. Coffey officiated. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kuykendall and Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ashton, all of Corsicana

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INFANT SON Kuykendall
Oct 24, 1958 - Oct 25, 1958

Saturday Rites Held For Infant

Funeral services for infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Kuykendall, 298 East Third avenue, who died in Memorial hospital early Saturday morning, will be held at the Hamilton cemetery Saturday at 3 p.m. he was born Friday.

Rev. Johnny Williams will conduct the rites.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Alice Kuykendall; a brother, Edial Kuykendall, and a grandfather, Oscar Boyte, all of Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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John Wayne Kuykendall
Jul 10, 1947 - Jul 12, 1947

Rites For Infant Saturday afternoon

A two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kuykendall, North Ninth street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday afternoon at 6 o’clock with Interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Peggy Zene (Mitchell) Kuykendall
Apr 5, 1933 - Jan 18, 1955

Mother Of Five Small Children Fatally Wounded

A 21-year-old mother of five small children died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday afternoon shortly after 4 o’clock of a pistol wound in the left breast. She is Mrs. Peggy Zene Kuykendall.

A coroner’s verdict of “death from a gunshot wound, self-inflicted” was returned by Walter Hayes, justice of the peace, in a coroner’s verdict returned Tuesday afternoon following an investigation.

Officers Investigate
Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Police Chief McCain stated Wednesday morning that investigations into incidents preceding the tragedy will be continued.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church Mission in East Corsicana.

Husband’s Statement
Chief McCain said that the husband, employe of the Oil City Iron Works, told officers Tuesday afternoon that when he came home Tuesday afternoon, he was unable to find his wife and that he J. D. Kuykendall took the five little ones to the residence of his father, Simon Kuykendall, North Ninth street, and when he returned to his residence , Oak Grove road, off Highway 75 in northeast Corsicana, he discovered his wife slumped on a couch with a .32 calibre pistol on the floor nearby.

Dies In Hospital
Sgt. Douglas Hightower, Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackman and Chief McCain answered the call and investigated. The shooting time was placed at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. A Corley ambulance sped the dying woman to the clinic where she expired a short time later. Dr. W. B. Mayfield was the attending physician.

Only one bullet entered the body and did not emerge from the back the police said. The pistol with one discharged shell is in the possession of the police department.

Mrs. Kuykendall was born in Corsicana in April 1933.

Survivors
Surviving are her husband, three sons, Jack, Ronnie and Rogers, two daughters, Peggy Ruth and Bonnie K. Kuykendall; parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell; three brothers, Felix, Billy and Jimmy Mitchell, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles A. Brown, Raymond Lindley, Pink Lindley, Vernon Tackett, Elbert Hays and Troy Fuller.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 19, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o J. D. Kuykendall buried in Oakwood cemetery; d/o William Newell Mitchell & Mary Katherine (Abbie) Mitchell buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Forest Leslie McLeod
Sep 23, 1909 - Nov 12, 1940

Former Resident Angus Community Died Ft. Stockton

Forrest L. McLeod, aged 31 years, formerly of the Angus community, died at Fort Stockton Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son and daughter of Fort Stockton, father, D. A. McLeod, Macy, Ariz., and two brothers, Maurice McLeod, Fort Stockton, and E. W. McLeod, Forsan, Texas.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

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FORREST L. M’LEOD BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Forrest L. McLeod, aged 31 years, who died in Fort Stockton, Tuesday, were held from the Corley chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, a son and a daughter of Fort Stockton; father, D. A. McLeod, Macy, Ariz.; and two brothers, Maurice McLeod, Fort Stockton and E. W. McLeod, Forsan, Texas.

Mr. McLeod formerly resided in the Angus community.

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David Lee Honea
Dec 9, 1938 - Jul 23, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE BOY ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for David Lee Honea, aged 1 1-2 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Honea, who died at Winkler Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of Sam Honea, 605 East Ninth avenue. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Hazel Honea; two brothers, George and Lee Honea; a step-sister, Josephine Strum; grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Qualls, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Tom McConnell
Jan 14, 1869 - abt. Dec 5, 1940

TOM M’CONNELL IS FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM HERE SUNDAY

Tom McConnell, aged 71 years, native of Adair county, Iowa was found dead in his room, 316 West Sixth avenue Sunday morning at 7:30 o’clock.

Pat Geraughty, justice of the peace, conducted an investigation and returned a verdict of “death from natural causes.” A physician said a heart attack two or three days previous had caused death.

McConnell, a sewing machine mechanic, had resided here about ten years.

Funeral services were held at Hamilton cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the rites.

No relatives reside in this section of the country.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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William Womack Rogers
Apr 20, 1908 - Sep 8, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT VICTIM

BADLY MANGLED BODY FOUND UNDER FREIGHT TRAIN EARLY SUNDAY

Funeral services for William Womack Rogers, aged 32 years, café employee, 1918 West Thirteenth avenue, who was found dead, his body badly mangled, under a northbound Southern Pacific Lines freight train early Sunday morning, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by T. B. Thompson, minister of the Church of Christ.

The lifeless body was discovered about 4:20 o’clock Sunday morning near the East First avenue overpass.

Engineer Pyle was quoted as saying he did not see the body until the engine was within a short distance of it on a a curve.

City officers and railroad operatives and authorities immediately inaugurated an investigation into circumstances of the accident. A. E. Foster, justice of the peace viewed the body but did not immediately return a coroner’s verdict.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. W. D. Rogers, Corsicana; three brothers, Wayne Rogers, Kilgore; Paul Rogers, Corsican, and Cecil Rogers, Stafford, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. Russell Horton, Ennis; Mrs. Albert Tucker, Corsicana; Mrs. Alvrie Knight, Kilgore, and Mrs. Loraine Dishong, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dan Tucker, Ruben Tucker, Clyde Heifner, Jimmy Hanson, Phillip Smith and Melvin Bowman.

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Lillian Rosie "Lillie" (Ross) Owen
Aug 13, 1905 - Dec 25, 1940

MRS. T. J. OWEN OF RICHLAND DIED FROM BURNS WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. T. J. Owen, 35, of Richland, Route 1, who died from burns sustained Tuesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Owen is reported to have received numerous burns Tuesday morning when she is said to have attempted to replenish a fire at the family home. A can of kerosene is reported to have exploded. The accident occurred about 7:45 o’clock Tuesday morning. She died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, five children, Lenna Fae, Billie Halbert, Tommie Joe, Donald Ross and Bobbie James Owen, mother, Mrs. J. H. Ross; five sisters, Mrs. John Butler, Mrs. T. J. Bell, Mrs. H. E. Lassiter, all of Edna, Texas; Mrs. Allen Keith, Purdon, and Mrs. Floyd Slone, Corsicana; two brothers, Dick Ross, Gilmer, and Willie Ross, Cotton Valley, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Glenn Ray Owen, James Owen, Garvin Slone, Carl Bell, Lemuel Keith, Guy Keith and Eloy Owen.

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Jessie Leander Hanson
Nov 17, 1908 - Jan 18, 1940

J. L. HANSON DIED THURSDAY NIGHT AS RESULT INJURIES

Jesse L. Hanson, aged 27 years, died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night at 11:55 o’clock following abdominal injuries sustained Nov. 7 in an accident at a planning mill. Funeral rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Second Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the church. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, of which he was a past grand, will have charge of the rites at the grave.

Hanson is reported to have been struck by a board while at work sawing lumber at the planning mill. An operation later was performed. He had been in a critical condition for several days. Several blood transfusions were given him.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Ruby, Kenneth, Nora, Velma and Howard Hanson, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. D. F. Hanson, Corsicana; two brothers, O. B. Hanson, Searcy, Ark. and Jimmie Hanson, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Bill Tucker, Corbet; Mrs. S. O. Gordon, and Mrs. Charles Watts, both of Corsicana; Mrs. George Peacock, Powell, and Mrs. Albert Evans, Malakoff, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. L. HANSON ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for J. L. Hanson, aged 37 years, who died Thursday night at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Second Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the church, Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF had charge of the services at the grave.

Hanson sustained abdominal injuries in a planing mill accident Nov. 7.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Ruby, Kenneth, Nora, Velma and Howard Hanson, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. D. F. Hanson, Corsicana; two brothers, O. B. Hanson, Searcy, Ark. and Jimmie Hanson, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Bill Tucker, Corbet; Mrs. S. O. Gordon, and Mrs. Charles Watts, both of Corsicana; Mrs. George Peacock, Powell, and Mrs. Albert Evans, Malakoff.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Rob Dubard Roman
Mar 15, 1883 - Jun 10, 1940

R. D. ROMAN DIED IN AUSTIN MONDAY; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

R. D. Roman, aged 57 years, died in an Austin hospital at an early hour Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held some time Tuesday with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A. F. Roman, Hillsboro; two brothers, D. F. Roman and M. E. Roman, both of Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. H. Z. Hazelwood, Waco; Mrs. J. N. Hobson, Blum; Mrs. Virgil Cagle, Hillsboro, and Mrs. M. J. Scoggins, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. D. ROMAN HELD TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for R. D. Roman, aged 57 years, who died in Austin early Monday, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery were burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A. F. Roman, Hillsboro; two brothers, D. F. Roman and M. E. Roman, both of Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. H. Z. Hazelwood, Waco; Mrs. J. N. Hobson, Blum; Mrs. Virgil Cagle, Hillsboro, and Mrs. M. J. Scoggins, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Ruben Archie “Arch” Little
May 6, 1894 - Apr 18, 1940

ARCH LITTLE DIED DALLAS THURSDAY; BURIAL TO BE HERE

Arch Little, about 45, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, died in Dallas early Thursday afternoon. The body will be returned here for burial but funeral arrangements were not known here at press time.

Surviving are his widow of Dallas, three sons, Archie and Arthur Little, Waco, and James Alva Little, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. T. P. Little, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Frank Dunton, Corsicana; two brothers, D. A. Little and Rufus Little, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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Lee Capps
Sep 15, 1884 - Mar 13, 1940

LEE CAPPS DIED EARLY WEDNESDAY AT FAMILY HOME

Lee Capps, aged 55, died at the family residence on North Fifth street, about 9:30 Wednesday morning after a short illness. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Joe B. Williams will conduct the services. Interment will be in Zion’s Rest cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his widow; three sons, Wiley Capps of Powell; Willie and Jack Capps of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Dechaume of Powell, and four grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD THURSDAY FOR LEE CAPPS

Funeral services for Lee Capps, aged 55 years, who died Wednesday morning following a short illness, were held from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. Mrs. Joe B. Williams, conducted the services.

The deceased is survived by his widow; three sons, Wiley Capps of Powell; Willie and Jack Capps of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Dechaume of Powell and four grandchildren.

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INFANT SON. Stroud
Mar 6, 1940 - Mar 7, 1940

Infant Son Of A. V. Stroud Died Friday Morning

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Stroud died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning.

Funeral rites will be held Saturday morning with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral For Infant Saturday Afternoon

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Stroud, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at the Zion’s Rest cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Mar. 9, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Aubrey Vernon Stroud buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery & Eva Irene (Shell) Stroud-Lee buried in Younger cemetery

Henry Hilliard
Sep 27, 1854 - Oct 24, 1940

AGED RESIDENT OF EMHOUSE DIED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

Henry Hilliard, aged 56 years, died at Emhouse Friday morning at 12:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Several nieces and nephews survive.

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INFANT SON Spruill
B&D Feb 17, 1940

Infant Died Early Tuesday Morning; Burial Zion’s Rest

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Spruill died at the P. and S. hospital at an early hour Tuesday morning.

Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving is the parents.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Bobbie Leon Borden
Dec 29, 1939 - Dec 31, 1939

Funeral Rites Held Sunday For Infant

Funeral services for Bobbie Leon Borden, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Borden, 1121 West Elm, who died early Sunday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Zion’s Rest cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, four brothers and sisters, Martha Lee, Wm. F., Glen Inez and Marion David Borden, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Borden, Corsicana, and C. F. Overby, Fort Worth.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Thomas Miller “Tom” Biggers
Aug 2, 1859 – Jan 23, 1940

THOMAS M. BIGGERS DIED WEDNESDAY AT IRENE; BURIAL FRIDAY

IRENE, Jan. 26.—Funeral services for Thomas Miller Biggers aged 80 years, who died at his home here Wednesday afternoon were held at the local Methodist church Friday morning. Interment was made in the Salem cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, he came to this vicinity when a young man, and was married to Miss Belle Hughes here 53 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. L. Biggers, Irene; W. T. Biggers, Fort Worth; and Boyd Biggers, Goose Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Ila Harrington, Frost, and Mrs. Gladys Nichols, Irene; six grandchildren, a brother, W. C. Biggers, Waxahachie, and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Graham, Hubbard and Mrs. Mattie Rigers, Dallas.

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Joseph Washington “Joe” Reed
May 13, 1871 - Jun 20, 1940

Funeral Rites Held For Relative Frost Citizen at Cleburne

CLEBURNE, June 21.—Funeral services were held here Friday afternoon for Joe W. Reed, aged 69 years, who died at his home near Rio Vista at an early hour, Thursday morning. Burial was made in the Salem cemetery near Irene, Hill county.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Jim, Will and Jack Reed, all of Shallowater; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Curry, Frost; Mrs. Beulah Pevehouse, Frost and Mrs. Loverta McNabb, Rio Vista; two brother, Glenn Reed, Frost, and E. B. Reed, Coolidge; a sister, Mrs. Hood Merrell, Shallowater; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Susan Cynthia Ella Nora (Merrell) Reed
Feb 21, 1875 - Sep 26, 1943

Funeral Rites For Irene Woman Tuesday

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Irene Methodist church for Mrs. Ella Nora Reed, aged 68 years, who died at the family home in Irene Sunday night. Burial was in the Salem cemetery. She had resided near Irene all of her life.

Surviving are seven children, Misses Lena and Vivian Reed of Irene; Roy Reed, Irene; Ray Reed, Shallowater; Mrs. Elbert Dale, Irene; Mrs. Marvin Patterson, Hillsboro, and Miss Ella Nora Reed, Killeen; seven grandchildren , two brothers, J. A. Merrell, Irene, and W. W. Merrell, Frost; four sisters, Mrs. A. Shirley, Gatesville; Mrs. T. L. Shirley, Frost; Mrs. Lemma Merrell, Grandview and Mrs. O. O. Dale, Irene, and other relatives.

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Betty Jean (Boyd) Rowe-Dye
Aug 1, 1934 - Jan 27, 2019

Obituary for Betty Boyd
Betty Jean Boyd, 84 of Frost passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at her residence. She was born August 1, 1934 in Little Elm, Texas to James Lee Boyd and Zelmar Elizabeth Vaughn.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; son, Teddy Rowe and siblings, Hammy Boyd, Bud Boyd, John Fred Boyd and Evelyn Gorden. She is survived by her husband, Norris Letaine Dye; son, Steve Rowe; one sister, JoAnn Brazel; six grandchildren, Chris Rowe, Melina Edington, Tracie Rowe, Teresa Rowe, Teddy Row Jr. and Tammie Montgomery; eleven great grandchildren and numerous extended family members.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 12:00 - 2:00pm. Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Rowe officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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  • w/o Shelby Ray Rowe & Norris Letaine Dye; d/o Lee James Boyd & Zelmer Elizabeth (Vaughn) Boyd
  • Submitted by Polly Winn

William Alexander Carroll
Apr 24, 1854 - Sep 9, 1940

PIONEER RESIDENT OF WORTHAM BURIED THERE ON TUESDAY

WORTHAM, Sep. 10,--(Spl,)—William Alexander Carroll, age 86, died Monday morning at 6 o’clock after a few weeks’ confinement from a fractured hip. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Carroll of Satillyo, Tenn. He married Miss Mary Elizabeth Kent, June 7, 1874, who died July 4, 1934. To them were born seven children, of whom the three following survive; Miss Annie Carroll and Mrs. Edgar Smith, of Wortham and Isaiah Carroll, Hooker, Okla.

Funeral rites were held in the Wortham Methodist church at 3 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Frank Suddath, and Rev. George Bounds. Burial was in the Cade cemetery at Streetman.

Deceased moved his family from Tenn. In 1883 and settled at Wortham. He was active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and prominent in social and civic affairs of Wortham and community.

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Andrew Ross "Drew" Oden
Apr 21, 1906 - Oct 5, 1942

IN MEMORY OF ANDREW ODEN, JR.

Our Loved One

Our eyes are dim from weeping
For God took our loved one away,
Oh prepare us dear Lord to meet him
On that great Judgment Day.

He is gone, but we will not forget him,
We will never forget the life he lived,
We can never forget the prayers he prayed.
And the kind words he spoke.

God needed another angel in Heaven,
That is why he took our loved one away,
But as if we live our lives as he die
We will meet him again on another day.

Goodbye, dear one, it is sad to leave you,
But we will take it to God in prayer,
For He is our greatest comfort
In this hour of sorrow and care.

Let’s all meet our dear one in Heaven,
Where sad tears will never flow,
And walk down by the river
Where the Tree of Life will ever flow.

--Written by Those Who Loved Him.

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Justin Harrison
Aug 15, 1883 - Nov 28, 1941

Justin Harrison, Prominent Mason, Dies In Dallas

Justin Harrison, aged 58 years, prominent Mason, died at his home in Dallas Friday morning. Funeral services were held in Dallas Saturday morning. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas, a sister, Miss Dixie Harrison, Amarillo; step-mother, Mrs. J. H. Harrison, San Antonio and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 29, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Jacob Hayne “Jake” Harrison buried in San Antonio City cemetery #2, San Antonio, Tx. and Theodosia C. “Docia” (Powell) Harrison buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Tx.

John T. Nichols
abt 1873 - Jan 4, 1941

JOHN T. NICHOLS DIED ON SATURDAY; RITES HELD SUNDAY

John T. Nichols, 68 years of age, died at the home of a nephew, D. E. Nichols, in the Pickett community early Saturday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Cosgrove cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Davis.

Several nephews survive.

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Daniel Lewis Davis
Oct. 10, 1939 - Jul. 30, 2018

Daniel L Davis went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, July 30, 2018. He was born October 10, 1939 in Dallas, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father, Cleved Lewis Davis, Mother, Lila Lane Davis, Step Mother, Mazie Barton Davis and Brother, Durward Hoyt Davis.. He is survived by his wife, Pat, his high school sweetheart of 58 years, his son, Douglas Lee Davis and wife Angel, daughter, Dianna Davis Kalandros, husband Steve. Three granddaughters: Amanda Davis, Deanna Davis and Dio Davis.

Daniel graduated with a B.S. from U.T Arlington while awarded a co-operative scholarship with Chance Vaught Aircraft and was later awarded a N.D.E.A. fellowship to Auburn University where he completed his M.S. After working for Exxon, an independent oil trader, he went on to form his Own company.

Daniel also served in the Texas National Guard and did active duty with the United States Army.

Daniel enjoyed several hobbies but bass fishing was his first love and what brought he and Pat to retire in Walden on Lake Conroe.

Daniel was very community minded and always found a need to contribute. He served as a volunteer fireman with the Champions Area Fire Department.
In Walden, he was a director on the HOA Board, a director on the MUD 8 board and was instrumental in obtaining a grant to establish WEMAT (Walden Emergency Management Action Team). He was awarded Citizen of the Year in 2004.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Walden Community Church on Saturday, August 25, at 11:00.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that contributions can be made to the Conroe VFW.

The family would like to the thank Melissa Pechianu and her staff at Royal Palms

Senior Care in Conroe and Hospice Plus for the care of Daniel.

Notes:

  • Metcalf Funeral Home – Conroe, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Patricia Lee (Cogburn) Davis s/o Cleved Lewis “Shorty” Davis and Lila Lurline (Lane) Davis buried in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tx. (Step-Mother Mazie Estes (Barton) Davis is buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas

Clara B. (Jennings) Hall-Dunbar
Nov 27, 1871 - Oct 25, 1941

FORMER RESIDENT OF KERENS PASSED AWAY IN TULSA, OKLA.

KERENS, Oct. 29,--(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the home of Herman M. Hall, for his mother, Mrs. Clara Dunbar, aged 69 years who passed away at Mercy Hospital, in Tulsa, Okla., last Friday night, after an extended illness.

Mrs. Dunbar, who was reared in the Kerens, vicinity, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Jennings, pioneer residents.

Survivors include the husband, Frank Dunbar, Tulsa, Okla.; the son, Herman M. Hall, Kerens; one daughter, Miss Margaret Hall, Ft. Worth; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor of the First Baptist church of Kerens. Interment was in the Bazette cemetery, in the church yard of the little church which deceased joined as a young girl.

Arrangements were directed by the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jere Daniel, Charles Reese, Newt Stovall, A. R. Carroll, Dick Holiman, and Marshall Morris.

Among the many from out of town here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jennings, Mexia; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Jennings and children, Sam Butler, Currie Butler, Corsicana; Robert McDowell, Ennis; Willie Berry, Misses Flora Brown, and Charlotte Clark, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Forehand, Trinidad; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Holley, Mrs. Lucy Jennings, Roane.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 29, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st Husband William Murphy Hall married Nov 19, 1889 2nd husband Frank Dunbar; d/o Osborne Thomas Jennings & Margaret Behetha Jennings

Thomas Franklin Paschal
Jun 20, 1866 - Dec 27, 1941

RITES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON BAZETTE FOR T. F. PASCHAL

Funeral services for T. F. Paschal, aged 75 years, who died at his home, 919 West Fifteenth avenue about noon Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Bazette where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church and Robert F. Bristol, minister of the First Christian church.

He had resided in Navarro county 41 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, six sons, James A. Paschal, Kerens; L. L. Paschal, Dallas; Bob, J. B., Allen, and Bill Paschal, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. C. W. Sawyer, Kilgore and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Albert Bell, Proctor Perkins, Howell Brister, Arthur McCleary, D. O. Blizzard, and Johnny Towns.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Leslie Monroe “Less” Qualls
Apr 5, 1912 - Apr 22, 1981

Less M. Qualls

Less M. Qualls, of Winkler, died Wednesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Service was Friday, 2 p.m. Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating.

Burial was at St. Elmo Cemetery.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Winkler, a rancher and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Qualls.

Survivors include his wife, three sons, Lester Qualls and Jimmy Don Qualls, both of Eureka and Sammy Joe Qualls of Stephenville; one daughter, Mrs. Christine Steele, of Richland; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one brother Edward Qualls, of Winkler; three sisters, Miss Nora B. Qualls. Of Winkler, Mrs. Leona Clark, of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruby Bell, of Eureka; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Owen Fitch
Mar 10, 1923 - Aug 28, 1940

Lightning Killed Youth At St. Elmo Near Streetman

STREETMAN, Tex., Aug. 29.—(Spl.)—Owen Fitch 16, was killed by a bolt of lightning about 7 o’clock Wednesday night on the farm of his mother in the St. Elmo community, nine miles east of here. Funeral services were held at St. Elmo at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon with interment in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

The youth was reported to have been leaving the barn when it was struck by the bolt and he was fatally injured.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Fitch, sever brothers and sisters and other relatives.

Rain with some hail covered a good portion of the territory around Streetman.

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Augusta Indiana “Gussie” (Steele) Beauchamp
Dec 13, 1862 - Jun 19, 1941

MOTHER CORSICANA RESIDENTS DIED AT MIDWAY LAST NIGHT

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Beauchamp, aged 70 years, who died at her home at Midway Thursday night, were held there Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Midway cemetery.

Rev. Hubert McKissack and Rev. Obie Barton officiated.

The deceased had been a resident of Midway for the past 60 years.

Surviving are four sons, J. S. Beauchamp, Corsicana; P. A. Beauchamp, Arlington; W. L. Beaucahmp, Streetman, and H. D. Beauchamp, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Gilmore, Iowa Park, and Mrs. C. A. Haywood, Streetman; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Douglas Beauchamp, Lynn Haywood, Muri Anderson, Roger Johnston, Garner Steele and Willie Z. Folmar.

Corley Funeral Home conducted the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 20, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Henry Beauchamp married Dec. 22, 1885; d/o Romulus Augustus Steele & Martha Elizabeth (Mitchell) Steele

Susan Emma (Money) Cox
Nov 7, 1873 - Aug 12, 1941

MOTHER CORSICANA WOMAN WAS BURIED IN RICE WEDNESDAY

RICE, Aug. 13.—Funeral services were slated here Wednesday for Mrs. E. M. Cox, aged 67 years, who died at her home near Palmer Tuesday morning following an illness of four months.

Mrs. Cox was a native of Alabama, but had resided here for 35 years prior to moving to Palmer more than a year ago. She was a member of the Methodist church here.

Surviving are her husband of Palmer; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Hawkins, Palmer; Mrs. Harmon Price, Corsicana; and Mrs. J. I. Bell, Houston; six sons, Horace Cox, Amarillo; Herbert and Dewey Cox, both of Galveston; Tommie, Harvey and Boner Cox, all of Palmer; two brothers, W. H. Money, Ennis and Arnold Money, Haskell, and a half-sister, Mrs. G. C. Braddock, Rice.

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Walter Lee Hall
Feb 27, 1883 - May 22, 1941

LONG-TIME RICE RESIDENT DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Walter Hall, aged 55 years, long-time resident of Rice, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night at 9 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Rice with burial in the
Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Rice Methodist church, assisted by Rev. R. W. Nation, Corsicana and Rev. G. C. Henry, Rice Baptist minister.

Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. A. H. Coulter, Rice, and three half-brothers, George McNair, Almosa, Colo.; B. D. McNair and J. C. McNair, both of Kemp.

Pallbearers were John Caskey, T. H. Wear, Kestler Bradley, Harry Coulson, Gene Harris, Jim Bolt, and Jess Dyer.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Robert Lee Pursley
Jul 25, 1871 - Nov 17, 1940

On November 18, 1940, the death angel visited the home of our most beloved and highly esteemed citizen, Robert Lee Pursley, of the community bearing his name and claimed as its own the precious husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, of the Pursley community and three children, Mrs. J. H. Crider, Corsicana, Texas; Willie Lee Pursley, Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. W. B. Slater, Dawson, Texas.

Mr. Pursley was born at Pursley, Texas, July 26, 1871, and spent his entire life with the exception of a few years, in that community.

He was the son of the late W. H. Pursley and Amanda Pursley, who were the first pioneers to settle in that community. Robert Lee as a small boy, and until he grew to manhood, worked in his father’s grocery store and post office.

He was united in marriage to Mary G. Payne, Dec. 19, 1895, who was his loyal pal and companion as long as he lived.

Mr. Pursley left a vacant place in the community that can never be filled.

He will not only be missed as a friend, but as an untiring social, civic and church worker. He was always a good provider for his family, but somehow he found time to reach out far beyond his home and help others. His interest was in anything that was upbuilding.

The Pursley school owes much of its early success to him as a faithful trustee. It was always he who held elections; he served as notary public and was instrumental in helping care for the cemeteries and helping in other community work. He was always big hearted and liberal.

Mr. Pursley was a member of the Church of Christ, 44 years, and served it faithfully and well as long as he lived. He was elder of the last 38 years of his life. He loved church work and he never missed a church service of any kind as long as he was able to go. His church duty was as important to him as his home duty, and only those who knew him know how much he loved his home and family.

His home was always the preacher’s home. He and his good wife always made everyone feel so welcome, that it is easily understood why their home has often been the scenes of many happy gatherings and socials.

Mr. Pursley was always kind and jovial, and his sunny disposition and witty nature won for him many life-long friends; for to know him was to love him.

It may be hard for his loved ones and friends to understand why such a useful character must leave a world where he has done and could do so much good, but we must understand that the Good Master which he has served so well is a just God and does not wish to overwork his faithful servants.

So let us be thankful that the life of this noble character and leader was s[pared for almost 70 years..

I am sure that many of us are better citizens and Christians for having known and been associated with Mr. Pursley. Now let us endeavor to heal our broken hearts with the soothing words of our Savior, “Well done thy good and faithful servant,” and try to take up where our friend left off and follow in his footsteps, to live the life that he lived, and die as he died.—a Christian.

A dear one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

But we are thankful to the dear Lord,
That he was spared so long,
And that he was ready to do his will,
When the Savior called him home.

For heaven is made a brighter place,
Since he has paved the way,
And we’ll look forward to meeting him
In that sweet place some day.

For there again we can see him,
And hold his darling hand,
And blend our voices and smiles with his,
In that Celestial land.

So we will wait most patiently,
As he would have us do,
And look forward to that happy day,
When our work on earth is through.
--A FRIEND.

IN MEMORY OF MY DAD.

Such precious memories of a Dad’s love,
No one can understand but us and God above,
His every thought was for us it seemed.
So strange to us that his life should be claimed.

That empty place in our home can never be filled,
Tho we know that his home is far better than ours,
He’s gone to be a flower in that garden so fair,
Where there’s no pain, or heart aches, neither sorrows to bear.

We miss him and grieve so much
Tho we know that his wishes would not be such
If he could but tell us, I know what he would say—
Don’t grieve for me, but live righteously each day.

Then if we’ll be faithful,
For God knows best,
He’ll take us to meet him
And with him forever we’ll rest.

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R. L. PURSLEY DIED MONDAY FOLLOWING EXTENDED ILLNESS

R. L. Pursley, aged 69 years, life-long resident of the Pursley community, died at his home Monday morning after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Pursley Church of Christ with burial in the
Old Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by J. L. Hines, Dallas, and Maxwell T. Neal, Mexia, Church of Christ ministers.

Surviving are his wife of Pursley; a son, W. L. Pursley, Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Crider, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. B. Slater, Dawson; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Ross, Wortham; and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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INFANT SON Franklin
B&D Oct. 25, 1940

Rites Held Friday For Infant; Burial Providence Cemetery

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Franklin, Jr., of Mildred died Friday morning.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Providence church with burial in the Providence cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Franklin.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Mary Evelyn (Murphy) Martin
Jan 11, 1874 - Sep 3, 1941

MRS. J. H. MARTIN DIES SUDDENLY DUE TO HEART ATTACK

Mrs. J. H. Martin, aged 67 years, long-time resident of the Zion’s Rest community, died at her home suddenly Wednesday night with a heart attack.

Funeral services are to be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Providence cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. T. B. Salter, Emhouse; Mrs. D. N. Garlington, Corsicana and Mrs. Carroll E. Pearson, Baton Rouge, La.; two sons, W. L. Martin, Zion’s Rest, and R. M. Martin, Eureka; thirteen grandchildren, three brothers, Joe Murphy, Chickasha, Okla.; Will Murphy, Dallas, and Jerome Murphy, Marlin, and a sister, Mrs. P. H. Franklin, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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George Hubbard Kent
Nov 22, 1845 - Jan 31, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR GEORGE H. KENT

Funeral services for George Hubbard Kent, 95, Confederate veteran, who died early Friday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held from the family home, 1214 West Sixth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Providence cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Hersey E. Rountree, Los Angeles, Calif., chaplain in the U. S. Navy for 23 years.

Mr. Kent fell a week before his death and sustained a fractured right arm and pelvis.

Surviving are three sons, A. C. Kent, Corsicana; H. J. Kent, Waxahachie, and W. I. Kent, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Nannie Bryan and Miss Roxie Lee Kent, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

He was born in Halifax, Va., Nov. 22, 1845, and enlisted in the Confederate army in 1884.

Mr. Kent came to Navarro county in 1870, settling in the Providence community, where he resided until 1924, when he moved to Corsicana.

Pallbearers were George Kent, Jr., Clayton Kent, Van Kent, Billy Mason Kent, Hub Bryan and Corley Warren, all grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ella Alexander (Worsham) Graves
Jul 9, 1860 - Sep 20. 1943

MRS. ELLA A. GRAVES DIED MART MONDAY; RITES AT HUBBARD

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Alexander Graves, aged 83 years, who died at her home in Mart Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Hubbard Baptist church. Burial was in the Liberty Hill cemetery northwest of Dawson.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. M. A. Verdeman, Mart, and Mrs. C. W. Clark, Houston; seven sons, W. T., J. H., G. S. and C. F. Graves, all of Waco; Audie Graves, Dawson, John Graves, Hubbard and A. W. Graves, Cochran; 27 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Nettie Mae (Ashcroft) Priddy
May 12, 1884 - Dec 17, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. NETTIE PRIDDY HELD AT DAWSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Priddy, aged 57 years, who died in Fort Worth Wednesday morning were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the Liberty Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. Harry Price, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eunice Hargis, Purdon, and Mrs. Maurice Derden, Dallas; and five sons, Curtis, Hoyt and E. B. Priddy, all of Fort Worth; B. N. Priddy, Frost, and Raymond Priddy, Purdon.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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John Y. Savage
Apr 19, 1879 - Jul 28, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN SAVAGE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

BURIAL WAS IN LAWRENCE FAMILY CEMETERY NORTHWEST OF DAWSON

John Savage, aged 63 years, died at Wichita Falls Monday. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Lawrence family cemetery several miles northwest of Dawson where burial was made.

A native of Malone, Hill county, Savage had resided in Wichita Falls for the past 15 years.

Surviving are a son, Cecil Savage, Henrietta; two daughters, Mrs. Carmen Jacoe, Honey Grove, and Mrs. Robert Gilbert, Atlanta, Texas; mother, Mrs. A. E. Savage, Corsicana; six brothers, Carl Savage, Bridgeport; Lawrence Savage, Malone; Frank Savage, Marathon; Henry Savage, San Antonio; Macca Savage, New Mexico, and Joe Savage, California; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Waddell, Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul. 30, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Laura Bell (Thorne) Savage married Oct. 24, 1897; s/o George Washington Savage, Sr. & Ann Eliza “Annie” (Lawrence) Savage

INFANT DAUGHTER Gilley
abt Jun. 1940 - Aug 27, 1940

infant Died Local Hospital Tuesday; Burial Wednesday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Gilley died at the P. and S. Hospital late Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was in the Modrell cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Whitaker, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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George “Bob” Tucker
Oct 15, 1907 - Nov 12, 1940

BOB TUCKER, FORMER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY, IS KILLER

Bob Tucker, aged 34 years, oil field worker of Alice, formerly of Navarro county, was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Alice Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock, relatives here have been advised.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Marshall cemetery west of Corsicana where burial will be made.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Lena Tucker, Alice; two brothers, Clint Tucker, Alice, and Tommie Tucker, Austin; four uncles, George, W. H., Sam and John Tucker, all of Corbet; an aunt, Mrs. Annie Spence, Corsicana and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BOB TUCKER ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Bob Tucker, aged 34 years, who was fatally injured in a car accident early Tuesday morning near Alice, his home, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Marshall cemetery where burial was made. He formerly resided in Navarro county. Tucker was an oil field worker.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Lena Tucker, Alice; two brothers, Clint Tucker, Alice, and Tommie Tucker, Austin; four uncles, George, W. H., Sam and John Tucker, all of Corbet; an aunt, Mrs. Annie Spence, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Sarah Salenah “Lena” (Spence) Tucker-Hardin
Mar 28, 1881 - Jul 2, 1972

Mrs. Hardin

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel in Alice, Texas., for Mrs. Sarah Tucker Hardin, 91, of Alive, who died Sunday in Alice following a long illness. Rev. Joe Love will officiate.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Marshall Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate.

She was a former resident of Corsicana and had lived here until 1938. She was a native of Mississippi and member of the First Baptist church in Alice.

Survivors include three sons, Clint Tucker of Alice, Tommy Tucker of El Paso, and H. L. Hardin of Alice; two sisters; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 3, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas Theodore “Tom” Tucker married Mar. 3, 1898 2nd husband John Hardin; d/o George McDuffie Spence & Amanda Elizabeth “Mandy” (UNKNOWN) Spence

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Mrs. Hardin

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Tucker Hardin, 91, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel in Alice. A resident of Alice, she died there Sunday. The Rev. Joe Love officiated.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Marshall Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate.

A resident of Corsicana until 1938, she is survived by three sons, two sisters, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Jose M. Siseneros
1861 - Oct 3, 1940

Aged Man Died In Local Hospital; Is Buried on Friday

Jose Sisneros, age 70 years died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial at Petty’s Chapel.

No Known relatives survive.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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J. P. Little
Died May 7, 1940

J. P. Little Died At County Home on Tuesday Morning

J. P. Little, resident at the county home in the Petty’s Chapel community, died Tuesday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Tuesday afternoon, but interment will probably be made at Petty’s Chapel.

Survivors include a nephew, Daily Little, Cisco, and a niece, Mrs. M. T. Molloy, Gatesville.

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Alvin Ray Bradshaw
B&D May 11, 1941

Infant Died Sunday Morning; Rites Held Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Bradshaw, who died Sunday morning at the family residence, 301 East Tenth avenue, were held Sunday afternoon at the Petty’s Chapel cemetery where burial was made.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, L. A. Bradshaw, Jr., Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Ray, Kerens, and J. M. Bradshaw, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed rites.

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Clara Triphinia (Woodard) Franks
Jul 3, 1890 - Jun 17, 1954

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Franks

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara T. Franks, 64, native of Navarro county, who died in Levelland early Thursday morning, will be held from the Memorial Baptist church Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe H. Wilbanks and Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist ministers. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The widow of the late Thomas N. Franks, she resided at 1114 West Fourteenth avenue for a number of years prior to going to Levelland several months ago to be with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Ella Railey. She was a native of the Jester community.

Mrs. Franks was a member of Memorial Baptist. Church.

Surviving are two sons, E. T. Franks, Seminole, and J. O. Franks, Wyoming; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ella Railey, Levelland; a grandchild; father, Monroe Woodard, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Mamie Woodard and Mrs. J. F. Rhea, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ethel Coffey, Levelland; four brothers, Cecil Woodard, Gladewater; Owen Woodard, Dallas; Arthur Woodard, Fort Worth and Burnice Woodard, Sundown.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun. 18, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Newton Franks married Mar. 24, 1907; d/o Monroe Woodard & Nancy Ellen (Christian) Woodard buried in Dresden cemetery

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Franks

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara T. Franks, 64, widow of the late Thomas N. Franks, were held from the Memorial Baptist church, of which she was a member, Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Mrs. Franks, a native of Navarro county, died in Levelland early Thursday morning following a several months’ illness.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe H. Wilbanks and Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist ministers. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Franks resided at 1114 West Fourteenth avenue for a number of years. She was born in the Jester community.

Surviving are two sons, E. T. Franks, Seminole, and J. O. Franks, Wyoming; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ella Railey, Levelland; a grandchild; father, Monroe Woodard, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Mamie Woodard and Mrs. J. F. Rhea, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ethel Coffey, Levelland; four brothers, Cecil Woodard, Gladewater; Owen Woodard, Dallas; Arthur Woodard, Fort Worth and Burnice Woodard, Sundown.

Pallbearers were H. C. Smithen, Sr., A. B. Hutson, J. W. Sheppard, J. L. Baker, Will Archer, H. W. Temple, C. R. Atkinson and J. C. Coffey, Sr.

Corley directed.

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George Wade Abernathy
Jul 18, 1854 - Aug 5, 1941

G. W. ABERNATHY, PIONER RESIDENT CORSICANA, DIES

Funeral services for G. W. Abernathy, 85, who died Tuesday night at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery. Deceased had resided in Corsicana many years.

The Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Wade and Rolia Abernathy, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Ward, and two grandchildren all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Albert Ashmore, Bert Williams, Alvin Howard, John C. Hughes, John Darwood and Douglas Jackson.

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FUNERAL SERVICES LATE WEDNESDAY FOR G. W. ABERNATHY

Funeral services for G. W. Abernathy, 85, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday night were held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral home. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, conducted the rites.

Survivors are his wife, two sons, Wade and Rolia Abernathy, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Ward, and two grandchildren all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Albert Ashmore, Bert Williams, Alvin Howard, John C. Hughes, John Darwood and Douglas Jackson.

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William Hardie Gibson
Oct 28, 1876 - Jan 30, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. GIBSON

Funeral services for William Hardy Gibson, aged 63 years, who died with a heart attack at his home, 905 South Seventeenth street, Tuesday morning, were held from the Corley chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was in Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

He had resided in Corsicana for 45 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Gibson, Corsicana; three sons, George Gibson, Dallas, and Johnnie and Marion Gibson, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Grimes and Miss Geraldine Gibson, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

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Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” (Flanagan) Gibson
Apr 3, 1882 - Sep 1, 1965

Hold Service For Mrs. Gibson

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Gibson, 83, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, George Gibson, Kerrville, and Johnny Gibson, Dallas; two daughters, Mattie Lou Grimes, Corsicana and Geraldine Bracken, Dallas; two grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lola Simmons, Shawnee, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were M.C. Connant, John Haney, Cas Flanagan, Vernon Flanagan, Dewey Grimes and Willie Crawford.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 3, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Hardie Gibson married Jan. 1, 1902; d/o David Mace Flanagan & Sarah Ann (Cockrell) Flanagan buried in Zions Rest cemetery

Alice (Warner) Roberson
Dec 20, 1887 - Feb 8, 1941

RESIDENT OF ROANE COMMUNITY DIED ON MONDAY MORNING

Mrs. J. H. Roberson, aged 53 years, died at the family home near Roane Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at Roane. The rites will be conducted by Rev. I. L. Darwood. Interment will be in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Roane; two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Graves, Powell, and Mrs. H. P. Russell, Roane; six sons, Delmar, Lloyd, Herman, Elbert and Johnnie Roberson, all of Roane, and J. C. Roberson, Dallas; two brothers, Albert Warner and John Warner, Roane; and five sisters, Mrs. Will Keeble, Mabank; Mrs. Ethel Beasley, Corsicana; Mrs. Lottie Roberson, Roane; Mrs. Ella Talley, El Paso, and Mrs. Emma Keeble, Oklahoma.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. J. H. ROBERSON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Robertson, 53, who died at the family home near Roane Monday morning, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Roane Methodist church. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. I. L. Darwood.

Surviving are her husband of Roane; two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Graves, Powell, and Mrs. H. P. Russell, Roane; six sons, Delmar, Lloyd Herman, Elbert and Johnnie Roberson, all of Roane and J. C. Roberson, Dallas; two brothers, Albert Warner, Corsicana and John Warner, Roane; and five sisters, Mrs. Will Keeble, Mabank; Mrs. Ethel Beasley, Corsicana; Mrs. Lottie Robertson, Roane; Mrs. Ella Talley, El Paso and Mrs. Emma Keeble, Oklahoma.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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John Henry Roberson
Jul 19, 1880 - Mar 29, 1948

JOHN ROBERSON RITES ARE HELD HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for John H. Roberson, aged 67 years of Roane, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. O. Sluder, pastor of the Powell Baptist church. Surviving are six sons, Delmer, Elbert and Johnnie Ray Roberson, all of Corsicana; Lloyd and Herman Roberson, both of Powell; and J. C. Roberson, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Graves, Powell and Mrs. Laura Mae Russell, Hobbs, N. M.; three brothers, Walter Roberson, Ennis and Jeff and Emmett Roberson, both of Athens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. O. Whitley, Bill Andrews, D. H. Andrews, Jack Burrow, Lummie Burrow and Johnny Burrow.

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John Oliver Goodin
Jan 24, 1881 - Mar 27, 1973

John Goodin

John Goodin, 92, retired farmer of Eureka, died early Tuesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. A native of Tennessee, he had lived at Eureka most of his life and was a member of the Eureka Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eric McKinney, pastor of the Eureka Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Viola Pritchett of Corsicana and Miss Pauline Goodin of San Angelo; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and on great-great-grandchild; two brothers, G. C. Goodin of Navarro and Bethel Goodin of Wortham; four sisters, Mrs. Jennie Ford and Mrs. Carrie Canady, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ora Cherry of Tyler, and Mrs. Willie Thompson of Mildred; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Juble Earlie DuBose
Mar 11, 1877 - Nov 15, 1941

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED IN BEAUMONT; BURIED AT EUREKA

J. E. DuBose, aged 65 years, former resident of Corsicana, died in Beaumont Saturday night at 9 o’clock. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Eureka Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, J. C. DuBose, Corsicana, and Earl DuBose, Beaumont; three daughters, Mrs. Julia Mae Easterling, Houston; Mrs. China Eula Black, Corsicana and Mrs. Carrie McDonald, Beaumont; eight grandchildren and five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bonner, Eureka; Mrs. Annie Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. Sallie Wright, Shreveport; Mrs. Berry Benfield, Arkansas, and Mrs. Fannie Goodin, Eureka.

Pallbearers were Park Wilson, Frank Roberson, Ed Grantham, Billy Peacock, Chat Dunham and Harmon Chandler.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon. Nov 17, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o China Angelina (Estes) DuBose married Sep. 16, 1901; s/o George Washington DuBose & Mary Jane (Lassiter) DuBose

Henry Atheus “Altie” Estes
Mar 12, 1884 - Apr 21, 1959

Henry A. Estes Dies At Eureka

Henry A. Estes, 76, native of Tennessee, died at his home at Eureka Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gerald Williamson and Rev. Jim Mobley. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery with the Masons in charge.

Estes was a member of the Providence Baptist church.

Surviving are his widow of Eureka; two sons, Bazil Estes, Eureka and Welburn Estes, Abilene; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Graham and Mrs. Sallie Costillo, Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren, a brother J. D. Estes, Austin and a number of other relatives.

Masons were pallbearers.

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Mary Emma (Hagler) Sims
1867 - Jun 27, 1941

MRS. JOE B. SIMS DIED IN OKLAHOMA; WAS BURIED EUREKA

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe B. Sims, age 73 years, who died in Ada, Okla., Friday morning at 9 o’clock were held at Eureka Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. Rev. George G. Smith, pastor of the Eureka Methodist Church conducted the services.

Mrs. Sims resided in the Eureka community about forty years before moving to Ada ten years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Joe A. Sims, Roane; H. O. Sims, Wink; Virgil Sims, Canton; Emery Sims, Ada, Okla.; five daughters, Mrs. C. R. Ellington, Tyler; Mrs. B. T. Singleton, Canton; Mrs. Clara Bevel, Ada, Okla.; Mrs. Lenora McDonald, Wink, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

L. B. Bonner and Co. directed the arrangements.

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Charlie Alexander Colburn
Nov 6, 1901 - Oct 26, 1969

C. A. Colburn Rites Monday

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. for Charlie A. Colburn, 67, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Bill Grimes, with interment in the Eureka cemetery.

He is survived by one son, Jimmy Wayne Colburn of Las Cruces, New Mexico, two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. E. D. Nutt, of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. C. Colburn, R. B. Colburn, Marshall Colburn, J. R. Colburn, J. D. Nutt and Derwood Penney.

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Claude (Porter) White
Apr 30, 1907 - Mar 16, 1975
 

Mrs. Claude Porter White services set Wednesday

Services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Claude Porter White, who died Sunday night at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Jack Riley will conduct the services, which will be held at First United Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. David Knox Porter, Mrs. White married Claude L. White in Cleburne and moved to Corsicana as a bride in the early 1930s. Her husband preceded her in death in 1968.

A graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Mrs. White did post-graduate work in public school music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Mrs. White was editor-publisher of “The Texas Opera News,” which was begun in 1973. She conceived the idea for the first day nursery in Corsicana and organized the Tune ‘N Fork Club here.

She was a life member of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs as well as the National Federation, and was chairman of the state organization manuscript society and the organization of adult composers. She was a contributing member of the Golden Spade, and organization for the new National Federation Music Club Center being built near Washington, D.C.

A member of the Nevin Club, she was a life member of the Friends of the Library and active in church work, having been president of the local Women’s Society of Christian Church of First United Methodist Church; she also held conference offices in the WSCS.

A composer of several operas, including “Genius” and “Solomon’s Portico,” Mrs. White was also the author of a published book of verse, “Fruits of My Spirit.” She was listed in the “International Who’s Who in Poetry.”

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jerry Webb of Austin and Mrs. Alvie Lasley of Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Sara Porter Etter of New York, N.Y., Miss Florence Porter of New York, and Mrs. Meade Griffin of Austin; one brother, David Knox Porter, Jr. of Saratoga, Calif.; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 17, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Claude Levert White, Jr. married Jun. 1, 1934 d/o David Knox Porter, Rev., Sr. & Claude (Scott) Porter buried in Odd Fellows Memorial cemetery, Georgetown, Texas

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Mrs. White

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church for Mrs. Claude Porter White, well known in women’s clubs and music circles, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Jack Riley, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will include Hal Bookout, Jay Silverberg, Nelson Ross, Ed M. Polk, Ferma C. Stewart, William Lee Holman and Gerald McClung.

Surviving are two daughters, five grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, and a number on nieces and nephews.

The family has requested that memorials be sent to the Claude Porter White Fund of the First United Methodist Church and the Claude Porter White Fund for Young Composers. Contributions to this fund may be sent to Mrs. George McDonald, Nevin Club President.

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George W. Johnson
Sep 21, 1871 - Nov 5, 1940

George Johnson, Well Known Negro Barber, Is Buried

George Johnson, 83, well-known negro barber, died early this week and was buried in Woodlawn negro cemetery on Thursday. He had been ill for only a few days. Sydney Marks, Corsicana merchant, spoke in behalf of his white friends at the funeral services.

Johnson was in business in Corsicana for many years and was part owner of the Johnson-Durham barbershop.

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Sybil Francis (McMullan) Killough
Jan 21, 1935 - Feb 6, 2019


Sybil Francis Killough. 84. of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
Sybil was born on Jan. 21, 1935 in Tupelo to Carrie and Dave McMullan. She attended school in and graduated from Corsicana High School. In November 1957, she married Carrol Killough in Corsicana. They moved to France where Carrol served as an officer in the Air Force and they had a daughter. They then moved to Duluth, Minnesota where Carrol completed his active military service and they had a son.
Sybil spent most of her life living in Washington, Illinois raising a family, and participating in the arts community. She was a professional artist and sold her paintings at tine arts shows in the Midwest for many years. She was a breast cancer and open-heart survivor. Sybil was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington, Illinois for over 50 years.
For most of her life Sybil was frequently found with a paint brush or camera in hand. She shared her passion for art, music, animals, shopping and photography with future generations. She shared her appreciation of family, faith and integrity with her children and dear friends.
In November 2014, Sybil and Carrol survived the F4 tornado which wiped out 1,400 homes in Washington, Illinois including their home of 52 years. They moved to Lake in the Hills, Illinois to be near their son's family at that time. In 2015, their new home, just one mile away from the home they lost in Washington, was completed and they resided there until the spring of 2016.
They moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to be near their daughter. In December of 2018 Sybil moved to Tulsa to be near her daughter and granddaughter's family
Sybil was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers A.D. and Tom, and sisters Kitty Norwood, Marguerite Gorman and Liz Smith, and her husband Carrol Killough.
She is survived by daughter Terry Killough LaFin and her husband, Bob of Bixby, Oklahoma; son Larry Killough and his wife, Karen of Lake in the Hills, Illinois; five grandchildren: Rachel LaFin Howard living with husband, Mike in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lauren Killough of Chicago, Illinois and Hayley, Nathan and Sophia Killough of Lake in the Hills, Illinois and four great grandchildren, Britten Howard Coleman and husband, Jack in California as well as Barrett, Mackenzie and Cole Howard in Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. with the memorial funeral and celebration of life service to follow at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at Wade Funeral Home, 201 NW Third St. in Hubbard.
Interment to be held at Dover Cemetery in Navarro County just off of Highway 171 between Hubbard and Coolidge, turn east on HCR 3379. The cemetery is approximately two miles down this road on SW 4080 Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Sybil being a breast cancer survivor.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Texas.
 

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Barbara Parker
abt 1936 - Feb 2, 2019

Barbara Parker, 82, of Corsicana passed Saturday Feb. 2, 2019 at Trisun Care Center.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 6, 2019 at Trinity Assembly of God in Corbet.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home

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Mack Verhyden
July 4, 1924 - Feb 4, 2019

Mack Verhyden, 94, of Southern Pines, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at St. Joseph of the Pines.

Born July 4th,1924, he was the son of the late Cecil and Hala (McCamey) Verhyden. Mack attended school in Richland and Corsicana and went on to study Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech. He was drafted into the United States Army during WWII. He was assigned to the Army Corp of Engineers OCS training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, but never saw active duty as the war finished before he completed training. Mack returned to Texas Tech and completed his degree in Mechanical Engineering, graduating in 1947.

Shortly after graduation, Mack started working at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois. His first position was with the Export Department. He was eventually assigned to sales and worked in Africa in the early 50s' before being transferred to Brazil where he met his wife, Ruth Cook, in Rio de janeiro. They were married in 1956 and subsequently had three children: Mark, Ann and John.

In the following years they lived in Peoria, Illinois; Monterrey, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shortly after retiring from Caterpillar as a Vice-President in the late 80s' they moved to Pinehurst, North Carolina.
At Pinehurst Mack was active in many community organizations such as the United Way, Kiwanis, Boys and Girls Club and Bethany House.

Mack was preceded in death by his wife Ruth and their son John.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Keith Sutton; grandson Jason Sutton of Mountain View, Arkansas; son Mark Verhyden of Worcester, Massachusetts; granddaughter Elizabeth (Verhyden) Henderson and her husband, Bradley Henderson of Alexandria, Virginia.

A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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Billy Charles Lewis, Jr.
Nov 23, 1946 - Feb 5, 2019

Billy C. Lewis, Jr., 72, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at Texas Health Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Billy C. Lewis, Jr. obituary.

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Dubart "Tony" Mullin
abt 1954 - Jan 31, 2019

Dubart 'Tony' Mullin, 64, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 in Corsicana. Viewing is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at Scott Funeral Home. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, Corsicana. Bishop William Lewis Jr., pastor, will be eulogist. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ricky Thomas
Sep 2, 1955 - Feb 2, 2019

Ricky Thomas, 63 of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Rexford Eacil Bower, III
July 30, 1949 - Feb 7, 2019
 

Rex Bower III, 69 of Addison passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. He was born July 30, 1949 in Corsicana to Rex Bower Jr. and Juanita Littlejohn Bower. He is a 1967 graduate of Corsicana High School and a 1972 graduate of University of Texas in Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Juanita Bower.
He is survived by his wife, Danielle Bower of Addison; children, Kennedy of Dallas, Amir of Addison, Abdullah and Lauren of Hampton, Virginia, Sewar of Pittsburg and Raya of Pittsburg; brother and sister, Ray Bower of Katy, Patsy Warren of Corsicana and one grandchild, Bryce.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 with funeral services following at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Cathy Collier officiating.
Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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William Donald "Bill" Smith, Jr.
Aug 14, 1950 - Feb 5, 2019

Bill Smith was born on Aug. 14, 1950, to Don and LaJuan Smith in Fort Worth. He passed away suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, while on vacation in Grand Cayman. He was a 1968 graduate of Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College earning an Associates of Arts degree. Bill was an Army veteran and served in Korea during the Vietnam War where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal and was an Expert rifleman. He was recently retired from J.C Bernard and Associates.

Bill loved to travel with his wife and family whether it was on a cruise ship or pulling their fifth wheel camper for getaways. He loved to fly fish, golf, hunt and have his family around him. "Pops," as he came to be known to his family after the arrival of his grandchildren, was always there for his family and friends. He was devoted to his wife and family and was a loyal, loving man of few words and had a wry sense of humor who was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and LaJuan Smith and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, LaVera and Raymond Hampel.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Hampel Smith; his daughter, Gwen Smith McCluney and her husband Mike; his son, Bryan Smith and his wife Andrea. He also has six grandchildren: Elise Gray, Dalton McCluney, Grant Gray, Lauren Smith, Walker Smith and Ava Smith. He is also survived by his brother Steve, and his wife Stephanie and brother-in-law, Scott Hampel, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with services immediately following. Westminster Presbyterian Interim Minister Ron Holmes will be the officiant.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Dr. Watt Orr McDaniel
Oct 5, 1872 - Aug 16, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON STREETMAN DOCTOR

STREETMAN, Aug. 17.—(Special to the Sun)—Dr. W. O. McDaniel, practicing physician to this section of Freestone county for 33 years, died at his home about 6:30 Friday evening. The body will lie in state at the family residence until Sunday when funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church here, conducted by the Rev. O. F. Barton, assisted by the Rev. O. F. Barton, assisted by Rev. Shattuck. Interment will be in Birdston cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his widow; five children, Mrs. T. P. Brewer and Mrs. S. A. Clark of Fort Worth, Mrs. Lish Roberts and Mrs. Malcom Alston of Streetman, and Vivian McDaniel of Tyler; two brothers, E. N. and Pruitt McDaniel of Streetman; two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Hawthorne of Streetman and Mrs. S. A. James of Eagle Mills, Ark.; fifteen grandchildren and other relatives.

Dr. McDaniel practiced in Lee county for a few years after graduation from medical school before moving to Streetman. For more than thirty years he has been an active member of the state and county medical societies. He was a member of the Baptist church. He did considerable postgraduate work at Tulane University, New Orleans.

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Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Curry
May 19, 1860 - Mar 30 1940

T. J. CURRY DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

T. J. Curry, aged 80 years, native of Streetman and retired farmer and cotton buyer, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. He had been in ill health for some time at Montgomery before coming to Corsicana several months ago.

Surviving are six sons, B. B. Curry, Dallas; M. F. Curry, Dallas; J. J. Curry, Amarillo; T. B. Curry, Harrisburg, Ill.; C. M. Curry Houston, and P. J. Curry, Streetman; four daughters, Mrs. J. L. Burks, Corsicana; Mrs. M. T. Morrow, Wortham; Mrs. R. J. Anderson, Montgomery, and Miss Sophia Curry, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Anderson and Mrs. Leora Epps, both of Plainview; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the Streetman cemetery.

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Carmen (Fullerton) DuBose
Jul 13, 1902 - Nov 2, 1941

MRS. JOHN DUBOSE OF STREETMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. John DuBose, aged 39 years, of Streetman, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Streetman Methodist Church with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Laura and Clareta DuBose, all of Streetman; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Fullerton, Streetman; a brother, Homer Fullerton, Jr., Streetman; four sisters, Mrs. Afton Bonner, Fairfield; Mrs. Margaret Weir, Alvin; Mrs. Alice Adair, Streetman, and Miss Arzelle Fullerton, Streetman; and other relatives.

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George Parks Sherrard
Dec 10, 1870 - Feb 9, 1941

George P. Sherrard Died Near Kerens

George P. Sherrard, aged 70 years, died at his home near Kerens Sunday night. He was a long-time resident of Navarro county.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Monday afternoon, pending arrival of relatives. Several brothers, nephews and nieces service.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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RITES AT BIRDSTON FOR KERENS MAN WHO DIED SUNDAY NIGHT

Funeral services for George P. Sherrard, 70, who died at Kerens Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Birdston where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are two brothers, J. C. Sherrard, Vernon and Charles Sherrard, Dallas; a sister, MRs. E. R. Ballowe, Archer City, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Matella (Pritchard) Ferguson
Jul 28, 1882 - Jul 5, 1942

LIFE-LONG ANGUS RESIDENT DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. Arthur Ferguson, aged 59 years, life-long resident of the Angus community, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral rites scheduled Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at the Hopewell church with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The services are to be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Bratton of New London, assisted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur Ferguson, Angus; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Bost, Overton, and Miss Virginia Ferguson, Angus; a son, Eddie Ferguson, U. S. army, last heard from in the Phillipines; one granddaughter, Thelma Maye Bost, Overton; three sisters, Mrs. Joe H. Edwards, Mrs. Lena R. Martin and Mrs. Annie Goree, all of Fort Worth, and two brothers, T. E. Pritchard and H. M. Pritchard, both of Angus.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

Pallbearers will be Seth Story, Scott Harvard, Pete Goodin, W. B. Turns, Elmer Smith, Jim Doolen, Tom Fouty and Clint Fouty.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 6, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Arthur Ferguson married Dec 20, 1904; d/o Thomas A. Pritchard & Nancy Elizabeth (Caldwell) Pritchard per sister Annie Goree’s death certificate

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RITES ON MONDAY FOR MRS. FERGUSON NATIVE OF COUNTY

Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur Ferguson, 59, life-long resident of Angus, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night were held Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at the Hopewell church. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Bratton of New London, assisted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Survivors are her husband, Arthur Ferguson, Angus; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Bost, Overton, and Miss Virginia Ferguson, Angus; a son, Eddie Ferguson, U. S. army, last heard from in the Philippines; one granddaughter, Thelma Maye Bost, Overton; three sisters, Mrs. Joe H. Edwards, Mrs. Lena R. Martin and Mrs. Annie Goree, all of Fort Worth, and two brothers, T. E. Pritchard and H. M. Pritchard, both of Angus.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

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Thomas Eddie Ferguson, Pvt.
Nov 23, 1918 - Dec 18, 1942

Jap Prison Victim Reburial Rites Be Held Tuesday

Reburial rites for Pvt. Thomas Eddie Ferguson, 23, who died in a Japanese prison camp, of tropical diseases, December 18, 1942, are scheduled from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in the National cemetery in San Antonio, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton and Rev. R. T. Perritt, Baptist ministers.

Born Nov. 23, 1918, the son of Arthur Ferguson and the late Matella Ferguson. Pvt. Ferguson entered the U. S. Air Forces, May 9, 1941. He trained at March Field, Calif., and sailed for the Philippines, Oct 4, 1941, and landed at Clark Field and was attacked December 7, 1941, by the Japanese.

Pvt. Ferguson was made a Japanese prisoner at the surrender of Bataan and a victim of the “March of Death.” He died in Japanese Prison Camp Cabanatuan No. 1.

After graduating from Navarro high school, he attended Brantley-Draughon Business College in Fort Worth. He united with the North Side Baptist church in Fort Worth in 1937.

Surviving are his father, Arthur Ferguson, Navarro; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Bost, Overton, and Miss Virginia Ferguson, Navarro; a niece, Mrs. Revis Griffith, Crane; a great-great-niece, Charlotte Mayo Griffith, Crane; and a number of other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 29, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • POW -Jap. Prison camp- US. Air Forces WWII
  • Navarro HS grad.
  • Buried in National Cemetery in San Antonio, Tx; s/o Arthur Ferguson & Matella (Pritchard) Ferguson buried in Hopewell cemetery

Kate Isabelle “Katie” (Thomas) Moore
Aug 14, 1880 - May 22, 1952

Mrs. Kate Moore Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Moore, 71, of Navarro were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Cliff Thomason, Baptist minister of Conroe and Rev. S. A. Hodge, Assembly of God minister.

Mrs. Moore, a life-long resident of Navarro, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning.

Surviving are two sons, Clarence Moore, Grand Isle, La., and Rex Moore, Navarro; four daughters, Mrs. A. F. Smiley, Houston; Mrs. M. B. Terry, Corpus Christi; Miss Marjorie Moore, Navarro; and Mrs. A. J. Britton, Tomball; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gola Fouty, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hugh Blair Fouty, Clint Fouty, Phil Greenup, Malcolm Smith, Charles McCarter, Pat Horn, G. C. Goodin and Mr. Allsup.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 23, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Clarence Almore Moore, Sr; d/o Pleasant Calhoun “Plez” Thomas & Frances Viola “Fannie” (Griffin) Thomas

Nancy Elizabeth (Bogard) Marberry
Mar 1, 1862 - Nov 14, 1941

MRS. N. MARBERRY BURIED SATURDAY IN WOODLAND CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Marberry, aged 79 years, 10 months and 14 days, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen Robinson, in Kirven, Friday afternoon were held Saturday at Kirven. Burial was in Woodland cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Marberry came to Old Woodland, near Kirven, more than 50 years ago. The family later resided in Streetman, but she had resided at Kirven the past 15 years.

Mrs. Marberry had been in declining health for some time, but suffered a stroke Friday afternoon and passed away about an hour later.

Surviving are four sons, Luther and John Marberry, both of Kirven and Fred Marberry, Corsicana, professional baseball pitcher, and Frank Marberry, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Coy O’Neal, Streetman, and Mrs. Robinson, Kirven; 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Susie Gardner, California.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 17, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Levi Jefferson Marberry d/o John Bogard per death certificate (son Fred is buried in Birdston cemetery with picture of baseball card and action picture)
  • Woodland Cemetery, Kirvin, Tx.

Nancy Sidney (Watson) McElvany
Sep 24, 1858 - Jan 12, 1941

MRS. NANCY M’ELVANY OF RUAL SHADE WAS BURIED ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy (Watson) McElvany, aged 82 years, who died early Sunday morning at Rural Shade, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Rural Shade church. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. R. Vaughn and her nephew, Rev. Jim Watson. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Mrs. McElvaney was born in Guenette county, Ga., and was married to the late G. A. McElvany in 1878. They came to Ellis county, Texas, in 1882 and four years later moved to Navarro county, residing near where Barry is now located for a number of years before moving to Rural Shade.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. Ethel Caldwell, Rural Shade; Mrs. Lillie Washburn, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Gertrude Goodwin, Bardwell; Ben McElvany, Dayton, Texas; Mrs. Mae Woodward, Rural Shade, and Mrs. Emma Trent, Rural Shade; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Relatives attending the rites other than those of the Kerens sector, included Rev. and Mrs. Jim Watson, Morton; Labe Watson and family and Walter Watson and family, all of Lubbock; Mrs. Joe Quinn and Rochelle Trent, Dallas; Billy Woodruff and Oscar Woodruff, Barry; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Watson, Mrs. Janie Bourland and Mrs. Edna Simpson, all of Barry; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Watson and Ernest Summerlin, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. G. Flanders and Mrs. Lillie Washburn, both of Tulsa, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Summerlin, Jacksonville; George Summerlin, Houston; Mrs. W. A. Morgan, Weatherford; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Watson and Mr. and Mrs. Will Watson, all of Black Hills; Mrs. Irene Walding, Haskell; Mr. and Mrs. Guy McElvany and B. W. McElvany, all of Dayton; W. J. Woodward, Brownwood; Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Trent and Mrs. Johnny Rutherford, all of Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Goodwin and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Goodwin, all of Bardwell.

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Ruthie Ethel (McElvany) Culwell
Jun 29, 1878 - Sep 29, 1941

MRS. ETHEL CULWELL BURIED LONG PRAIRIE CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Culwell of Rural Shade, aged 64 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Wednesday morning, were held at Rural Shade Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Death was attributed to an infection of the hand, occasioned by a splinter.

Surviving are her husband, T. M. Culwell, Rural Shade; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Washburn, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Gertie Goodwin, Bardwell; Mrs. May Woodard and Mrs. Emma Trent, both of Rural Shade; a brother, Jim McElvaney, Dayton, Texas and a number of other relatives. E. E. Summerlin of Corsicana is a nephew.

Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens directed arrangements.

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MRS. TOM CULWELL BURIED RURAL SHADE, THURSDAY

KERENS, Sept. 29.—(Special).—Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Rural Shade Baptist Church for Mrs. Tom Culwell, aged 63, who passed away at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday after a short illness.

Mrs. Culwell was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. A. McElvaney, prominent pioneer farmers of the Rural Shade community, and is survived by her husband, four sisters, Mrs. Hurbert Trent, Kerens; Mrs. Gertie Goodwin, Bardwell; Mrs. Lillie Washburn, Tulsa Okla.; one brother, B. W. McElvaney, Dayton.

Services were conducted by the Rev. T. A. Vaughn, with the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the Rural Shade cemetery.

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Zelma (Penney) Williams
Feb 1, 1901 - Jan 27, 1941

MRS. GEO. WILLIAMS DIED HERE MONDAY; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

Mrs. George L. Williams, aged 39 years, died at the family residence , 920 South Fourteenth street, Monday morning at 6:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held form the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Charlie and Oscar Williams; a daughter, Betty Louise Williams, all of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Penney, Drane; five brothers, Rufus Penney, Kerens; J. A. Penney, Eureka; Thurman Penney, Drane; Floyd Penney, Corsicana, and Curtis Penney, Eureka; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lee Colburn, Freer; Mrs. Pearl Harris, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary Lewis, Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Jack Abbie, Cleo Bibbs, J. B. Paschall, Otha Williams, Odis Jackson and Harve Holland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 27, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Lowery Williams married Aug. 2, 1919 buried in Tennessee Colony cemetery, Anderson county, Tx; d/o Charles Fort Penney & Georgia Ann (Locklar) Penney

Georgia Ann (Locklar) Penney
Sep 23, 1875 - Feb 9, 1958

Mrs. C. F. Penney Services Monday

Mrs. C. F. Penney, 82, died at her home, 2120 West Thirteenth avenue, early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Ted Spencer, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Penney resided in Kerens most of her life prior to moving to Corsicana 18 years ago.

Surviving are five sons, Rufus Penney, Kerens; J. A., Thurman and Curtis Penney, all of Corsicana and Floyd Penney, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Smith, Kerens, and Mrs. Charlie Coburn, Odessa; three brothers, W. T. Locklar, Midland; J. H. Locklar, Dallas, and A. D. Locklar, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 10, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Fort Penney married Feb. 18, 1894; d/o Andrew Jackson “Jack” Penney & Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Posey) Locklar

Pearl Irene (Penney) Harris-McAdory
Mar 10, 1895 - Feb 26, 1951

Mrs. McAdory Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl McAdory, 55, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in Long Prairie cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Louis Harris, Corsicana, and Delbert McAdory, Plainview; a daughter, Mrs. E. D. Walker, Bell Garden, Calif.; mother, Mrs. Georgia Penney, Corsicana; five brothers, Rufus Penney, Kerens; J. A., Thurmond and Curtis Penney, all of Corsicana and Floyd Penney, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Lewis, Kerens, and Mrs. Charlie Colburn, Monahans; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jess Lee Young, Hugh Brewer, Bob Pelham, Johnny Dixon, Roy Johnson and Tommy Glasgow.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 28, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Neil Monroe Harris 2nd husband Henry Howard McAdory married Jul. 26, 1925; d/o Charles Fort Penney & Georgia Ann (Locklar) Penney

Joe Guinn Davis
Mar 13, 1921 - Dec 25, 1941

Former Resident Of Dawson Killed In Train Accident

Joe Quinn Davis, aged 20 years, formerly of Dawson, was instantly killed at an early hour Thursday morning in Brownwood while at work as a Santa Fe yard switchman, relatives here were advised. He is reported to have slipped from a string of cars and six cars passed over him.

Funeral services were held at Dawson Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial at Dawson.

Surviving are his father, Felix Davis, Dawson; a brother, Felix Earl Davis, Bowie, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Armon Lucas, Fort Worth; grandmother, Mrs. George Davis, Houston, and a number of other relatives including an aunt, Mrs. K. L. McKeown, Corsicana.

Davis was a star track performer with Dawson high school several years ago and also was a member of the football team. He graduated from Dawson high school in 1939.

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James Clayton Lankford
Sep 29, 1872 - Aug 25, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON JAMES C. LANKFORD

Funeral services for James C. Lankford, who died early Monday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from Corley’s Chapel.

The Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, conducted the services. Interment was in Dawson cemetery.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Richard and Howard Lankford, both of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Buena Whittington and Mrs. Jimmie Zimmerman of Dallas, and Mrs. Bessie Clark of Corsicana; one brother, Dee Lankford of Brownwood; three sisters, Mrs. Kelly Dean of Mexico City, Mrs. Hattie Shirley of Normangee, Oklahoma and Mrs. Bill Frank of Pyote.

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Thomas Benton "Tom" Tarkington
Sep 16, 1921 - Feb 15, 2019

Thomas Benton Tarkington, 97 of North Richland Hills passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Tom, son of Andrew Benton Tarkington and Elva Ann Camp, was born on Sept. 16, 1921 in Bazette, Navarro County. He married Frances Louise Brown July 8, 1958 in Corsicana. Tom served in WWII in the European Theater.
After the war he as an inspector and retired from Texas Power and Light Company.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Frances Louise Brown Tarkington.
He is survived by two sons, Todd Tarkington and Andy Tarkington; two daughters, Carol Matney and Dawn Osborn; five grandchildren, Tyler Young, Matthew Osborn, Reilly Tarkington and Teagen Tarkington.
Visitaiton will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Funeral service to follow at 2 p.m.
Interment to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

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Johnnie Mae Sayles
Sep 28, 1940 - Feb 9, 2019

Johnnie Mae Sayles, 78, of Kerens, passed Feb, 9, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens.
Interment to follow at the Goodlow Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dorothy Laverne (Townley) Pierce
Nov 22, 1935 - Feb 11, 2019

Mrs. Dorothy L. Pierce, 83, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Wayne Hargraves officiating.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri. Feb. 15, 2019
Submitted by Karen Rost

Dorothy L. (Townley) Pierce, age 83, of Corsicana, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. She was born on November 22, 1935 in Rural Shade to Lawrence and Lois (Lynch) Townley.

She lived in Corsicana most of her life. She married Raymond A. Pierce and had three sons.

Dorothy knew Jesus as her Savior and often shared her faith with others. She had a great love for her family as well. She enjoyed spending time visiting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond (1977); her son, Kenny Pierce; her siblings, Bonnie Morris and Doyle Townley and her brothers-in-law, Sonny Morris and Todd Hurley.

Dorothy is survived by her sons; Ricky Pierce and wife Pamela, and Vance Pierce; her grandchildren; Larkin Coston, Misty Levinson and husband, Jason, Adam Pierce ,Brittany Ortiz and husband Junior, Amber Pierce (with whom she shared a birthday and the love of the color purple), Desiree Marciel and husband Joey, Aaron Pierce and wife Brandy, Christopher Pierce and wife Alexa and Chelsea Pierce; her great-grandchildren, Brena Pierce and Aaron Bynum, Michael Randall, Jillian Coston, Daimion Pierce, Shawn Coston, Joseph Marciel, Kinsley A. Pierce, Ava J. Pierce, Kennnedy R. Pierce, and Jacob Marciel. She is also survived by her great-great grandchildren; Adalynn Bynum and Nova Bynum, her sisters, Barbara Jean Crawford and husband, Alvin, Joyce Hurley, Meredith Platt and husband Billy; and many numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with Mr. Wayne Hargraves officiating.

Notes:

  • w/o Raymond Alton Pierce; d/o Lawrence Townley & Lois (Lynch) Townley

Elva Mae (Nugent) Wadle-Pace
Feb 7, 1947 - Feb 11, 2019

Elva Mae Pace, 72, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at her residence.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

 

Notes:

  • w/o James Roland Wadle, Sr. & Unknown Pace; d/o Alva Nelson "Red" Nugent & Lila Mae (Copeland) Nugent
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 13, 2019
    Submitted by Karen Rost

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Mae Pace, age 72, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on February 11, 2019 at her residence. She was born on February 7, 1947 in Corsicana to “Red” Nelson Nugent and Lila Mae Copeland Nugent.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mae is survived by her son, Jim Wadle and wife, Sheryl and daughter, Melody Richards. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Joshua Davila and wife, Veronica, Christian Davila and girlfriend, Ashley, Brandon Whittenburg, Zoe Wadle and cousins; Martha Collard, Wayne Snowden and Gary Snowden.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home . Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, February 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with family members officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Wadle, Josh Davila, Bert Almand, Ricky Gilliam, Bobby Whittenburg and Brandon Whittenburg.


Deborah Nicole (Warren) Betts
Apr 7, 1981 - Feb 6, 2019

Nicole Betts, 37, of Barry passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Waco.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Donaldson officiating.
Interment to follow in Prairie Point Cemetery.

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Our forever loved Deborah Nicole Betts, age 37, was called home by the Father on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Waco. Deborah, AKA CoCo was born April 7th, 1981 in Corsicana, Texas to Frances Elizabeth Warren of Kerens, Texas.
She grew up in Kerens, Texas where she spent her days playing with her baby brothers and her aunt Gayla and uncle Justin. At 15 she came to Corsicana with her mom and the man she later became to call her dad. She then received a little sister who she spent any moment she could with. CoCo lived for her family. If anyone was sick or in the hospital, or even just needed a helping hand she was always by their side. She was the only one with enough patience to care for her grandpa and later her father when they became very ill. She had the biggest, kindest heart. It didn’t matter what you needed, even if she didn’t have it she would find a way. She would put her life aside to lend a helping hand, which is why, as a family decided to have her organs donated to people who need a second chance at life. She wouldn’t have wanted it any other way and it would’ve made her more than happy to know that she can still help others.

She took on many careers in her life, from being a CNA, to working construction with her father, to being the General Manager at Jack-in-the-Box for the past 7 years. She took pride into her job and her store to always make sure her employees and customers were well taken care of. She spent her evenings and off days with her beloved niece, Sophia. She loved to take her outside, to the park, and especially take her shopping. She loved to try new things, one which was cooking new dishes she would scroll past on Facebook. She always had a smile on her face and a laugh so contagious you couldn’t help by join in.

Deborah is preceded in death by her father, Grover Lynn Jennings, maternal grandparents James and Mary Christine Warren, and her 3 beautiful children.

She is survived by her husband, David Demontreal Betts , mother Frances Elizabeth Jennings , brothers Jonathan and Steven Warren, sister And brother-in-law, Belle and Adrian Mendoza, 3 nieces, Sophia, Gracelyn, and Kayden and 1 nephew Aiden, Mother-in-law Annette Betts, father-in-law Larry Deeds, brother-in-law Marvelous Betts, sister-in-law Karmon Betts. Aunts Sondra and Gayla, Uncles; Dale, James Jr, and Justin and numerous cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held Friday, February 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Donaldson officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Cory Brunson, Lester McDonald, Marvelous Betts, Roy Ayala,Robert Bivins, and Jesse Brown.

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Stephen Louis Stoecklein
Oct 29, 1948 - Feb 10, 2019

Stephen L. Stoecklein, age 70, of Barry passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 29, 1948 in Pilot Grove, Missouri to Andrew "Gump" Stoecklein and Frances "Fat" Wessing Stoecklein.
He enjoyed a long and successful career in the construction industry. One of his proudest accomplishments was having helped build Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Later he expanded his company into Texas and his two sons joined him into forming SLS Construction.
Stephen was a lifetime member of the Knights of the Columbus for over 50 years and served as Grand Knight for three years. He was a devoted member of the Catholic Church. Stephen never met a stranger and was so very optimistic. He thoroughly enjoyed working with his cows and ranch life.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Eugene, William and Joan.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Vicki; his siblings, Joe Stoecklein, Dennis Stoecklein and Linda Byars; his children, Anna Paul and friend, Travis Warmack, Stephanie Cheadle and husband, Aaron, Keeley Stoecklein and wife, Sarah and Aubrey Stoecklein and wife Cassidy. Stephen is also survived by his grandchildren; Pierson, Allie, Grayson, Jaxson, Carter and Ava as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church with the Rosary immediately following at 7 p.m.
Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church with Father Marco Rangel officiating.
Julio Garcia, Joaquin Garcia and Anthony Saucedo will be alter servers. Serving as Honorary pallbearers will be the Knights of the Columbus third degree. Serving as pallbearers will be Jayde and Jody Kirby, Maxwell and Nicholas Snodgrass, Jay Heard and Mitch Melendez.
Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.
Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or James L. Collins Catholic School at 3000 W, Hwy 22, Corsicana, TX. 75110.
Corley Funeral Home.

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Frankie Mae (Stepp) Roch
Aug 19, 1950 - Feb 14, 2019
 

Frankie Mae Roch, age 68, of Kaufman passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Archie Boyett officiating.
Interment to follow in Younger Cemetery.

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Frankie Mae Roch, 68, of Kaufman, TX passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. She was born on August 19, 1950 in Hot Springs, AR to Franklin Joseph Stepp, Sr. and Rena Mae White Stepp.
Frankie loved time spent with family & friends, watching movies, working on puzzles and playing board games.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Carrel Roch; parents, Franklin and Rena Stepp; sisters, Reba Mae Cook, Ella Louise Stepp Gentry; bothers, Larry Alan Stepp and James Avon Stepp.

Frankie is survived by her children, James Roch and wife Paula of Baytown, TX, Joseph Roch and wife Christi of Kaufman, TX, Clinton Cook of Corsicana, TX; step Children, Kenneth Roch, Richard Roch, Jr, John Roch and David Roch; sisters, Thelma Ingenhuett of Channelview, TX, Mary Basham of Channelview, TX, and brothers, Joe Stepp and wife Cindy of Corsicana, TX and Franklin Stepp of Livingston, TX; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at held, Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Archie Boyett officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Roch, Joe Roch, James Russell Jr. and Ricky Bo

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Gerald Seth McSpadden
May 17, 1942 - Feb 17, 2019

Rejoicing with him as he celebrates with Christ, the family of Gerald Seth McSpadden announce his death after a brief illness. Gerald passed on Feb. 17, 2019 at the age of 76 years.
Gerald was born on May 17, 1942 to Seth Alonzo McSpadden and Emma Rubene Hiler McSpadden. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1960. Gerald served his country in the United States Army. He spent 27 years working for Texas Instruments in Richardson.
Gerald enjoyed working on the family farm and spending time with his family there as well. He was always willing and ready to help others and found great joy in serving others. Gerald also loved Elvis and he enjoyed sharing his great knowledge of history with his children and grandchildren.
Gerald will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Billie Ruth Simpson McSpadden, his children, Melisa Taylor and husband Kevin, Chris McSpadden and wife Jody and his four dearly loved grandchildren, Will, Annie, Jake and Luke McSpadden.
He is also survived by his brother, Ralph McSpadden and wife, Patsy and many other nieces, nephews and loved family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held in memory of Gerald at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, followed by a graveside service at Dresden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blooming Grove Historical Society or Ruth Edmundson Ramsey Scholarship Foundation, Blooming Grove ISD.
Pallbearers will be Jon Southard, Trae Southard, Micah Haden, John Matous, Glen Frederick and Brian McSpadden. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Haden, David Haden, Bobby Warren and Buddy McGraw.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Kent Rogers and all of the nurses, doctors and staff at Navarro Regional Hospital ICU for their patience and loving care of Gerald during his last days.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Don Howard Whitten
Oct 11, 1939 - Feb 17, 2019

Don H. Whitten, age 79, passed away Feb. 17, 2019. He was born Oct. 11, 1939. He worked for Chattanooga Glass and then became the manager of Tejas Warehouse. His love for the outdoors, and his cattle were his life. He was a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Alline Whitten; Son, Dennis; sister and niece, Frances and Judy Ward; nephew, Kelly Russell and god-son, Stan Horton.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean; son, Douglas and fiancee, DiAnna; daughter-in-law, Anita Whitten; grandchildren, Kelsey, Ethan and Rebekah; his special love for his nieces and nephews, Jayme and Jimmy Putman, Kathy, and Mike Reppart, Teresa Russell, and Renda, and Alan Schuelke, Janith, and Dale McManus, Sayla and Gary Hintze; sister-in-law, Peggy Russell and god-son, Bill "Butch" Horton. He also had numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Pallbearers are Rusty Putman, Joseph Shofner, Jonathan Shofner, Jay Russell, B.J. Kehres, and Jonathan Guildersleeve. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brindon Dechaume, and Jordan Dechaume.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

Family graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at Dresden Cemetery with Bro. Ben Butler officiating.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Gary Wayne Engels
Feb 11, 1952 - Feb 2, 2019

Gary Wayne Engels, age 66, a resident of Kerens, Texas, passed away Feb. 2, 2019. Gary was born Feb. 11, 1952 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended and graduated from Baker High School in 1970. He spent 33 years working for ExxonMobil Chemical Company. During his tenure at Exxon, he began as an Assistant Operator in Aromatics, moved to Engineering Technician in Olefins, spent many years as Operations Analyst, Sr. Engineering Technician, and Pipeline Coordinator for Basic Chemicals, and finally, Operations Integrity Coordinator for the Americas, retiring in 2007. In his spare time, Gary enjoyed motorcycle riding and expertly played the harmonica.

Gary is survived by his wife, Melanie Engels of Kerens; as well as five children: Chris Engels and Connie Quinn-Burns of Collinsville, Oklahoma; Jeremy and Sara Engels of Grantsville, Utah; Jonathon Engels and Emma Gallagher of Dobson, North Carolina; Justin Layne of Boerne; and Katy and Robert Syzdek of Seguin. Gary is also survived by his siblings: James Henry Jr. "Butch" and Sherri Engels of Baton Rouge; Cheryl and Paul Rioux of Watson; Keith and Elizabeth Engels of Baton Rouge; Michael and Jami Engels of Greenwell Springs; and Eugene Engels of Watson. Gary's mother, Beverly Boudreaux Engels resides in Baton Rouge. Gary cherished nine grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Cooper, Reagan, Parker, Casey, Sophia, Sadie, Paige, and Zane.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Henry Engels, Sr.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, with a memorial service conducted by Minister Rusty Domingue following at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Gardens of Memory Chapel, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Arrangement By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Frances June (Oplt) Duggins-McGill
Jun 9, 1942 - Feb 14, 2019

Frances June McGill passed away Thursday Feb. 14, 2019 at her home in Kerens. She was born June 9, 1942 in Belleville, Illinois.

Fran, better known as Grandma, was a loving and compassionate mother, grandmother and friend. She truly enjoyed her time with her friends and family. She still believed in hand written notes and cards mailed to those who meant the world to her.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Don McGill, brother, Bill Oplt, sisters, Rosemary Sparks and Louise Hanbury and her daughter, Jacqueline Duggins

Left to cherish her memory is her devoted son Dale Duggins of Kerens; daughter, Frances Wall; her three grandchildren, Roger Wall Jr., and Payden and Delainy Duggins of Kerens along with many friends including her loving neighbors Raymond and Terri Kuykendall.

Visitation to be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home. Internment will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at the Raymondville Memorial Cemetery in Raymondville, Texas.

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Thomas Lucas
Nov 18, 1943 - Feb 16, 2019

Thomas Lucas, resident of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at Medical City of Dallas at the age of 75. He was born Nov. 18, 1943 to Louis Lucas and Lillian Ward Lucas in Mexia.

Thomas was a standout athlete at Wortham High School. He lettered in all sports excelling in football and track. Thomas was a very dependable and hardworking employee at Chattanooga Glass Company for 20 years, and Pactiv for over 13 years where he made many lifelong friendships with Bobby Sparks, and James Carrigan to name a few. He was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana. He loved to catfish with friends and family, camp at Fairfield Lake, deer and elk hunt and spend time outdoors. He also enjoyed playing card games and dominos with close friends. His favorite singer was George Jones and he enjoyed singing many of Jones's songs. Thomas was a big fan of the Texas Longhorns and the movie Lonesome Dove. What he was most proud of was his daughters and grandkids.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Lucas, Bill Lucas, Kenneth Lucas, Whitey Lucas and Roger Lucas; sisters, Elsie Trickett, Gladys Garner and Terry McGowan; nephews, Mark Lucas and Jeffrey Lucas; nieces; Theresa Jo McGowan and Cynthia Garner.

He is survived by his daughters, Amy Davidson of Frisco and Natalie and husband Wes Dowd of Corsicana; grandchildren, Makenna Davidson of San Antonio and Raeleigh Davidson of Frisco and grandson and name sake, Luke Wallace of Corsicana and step-granddaughters, Mallory and Emory Dowd; sister Margaret Swor of Huntsville; brother, Danny Lucas of Corsicana; he is also survived by the mother of his children, Elizabeth Lucas of Corsicana and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Griffin -Roughton Funeral Home.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Ridge a high school friend officiating. Interment to follow at Wortham Cemetery with his nephews Tony Whalin, Bob Trickett, Mike Trickett, Randy Garner, Richard McGowan and family friend Kyle Carrigan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be former co-workers at Chattanooga Glass Company.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Heritage Oaks West, Twilight Nursing Home, Navarro Regional Hospital Emergency Department and the staff at Medical City Dallas. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church Youth Fund.

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Jessie Paul Fread
Oct 10, 1975 - Feb 17, 2019

Gary Wayne Engels, age 66, a resident of Kerens, Texas, passed away Feb. 2, 2019. Gary was born Feb. 11, 1952 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended and graduated from Baker High School in 1970. He spent 33 years working for ExxonMobil Chemical Company. During his tenure at Exxon, he began as an Assistant Operator in Aromatics, moved to Engineering Technician in Olefins, spent many years as Operations Analyst, Sr. Engineering Technician, and Pipeline Coordinator for Basic Chemicals, and finally, Operations Integrity Coordinator for the Americas, retiring in 2007. In his spare time, Gary enjoyed motorcycle riding and expertly played the harmonica.

Gary is survived by his wife, Melanie Engels of Kerens; as well as five children: Chris Engels and Connie Quinn-Burns of Collinsville, Oklahoma; Jeremy and Sara Engels of Grantsville, Utah; Jonathon Engels and Emma Gallagher of Dobson, North Carolina; Justin Layne of Boerne; and Katy and Robert Syzdek of Seguin. Gary is also survived by his siblings: James Henry Jr. "Butch" and Sherri Engels of Baton Rouge; Cheryl and Paul Rioux of Watson; Keith and Elizabeth Engels of Baton Rouge; Michael and Jami Engels of Greenwell Springs; and Eugene Engels of Watson. Gary's mother, Beverly Boudreaux Engels resides in Baton Rouge. Gary cherished nine grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Cooper, Reagan, Parker, Casey, Sophia, Sadie, Paige, and Zane.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Henry Engels, Sr.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, with a memorial service conducted by Minister Rusty Domingue following at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Gardens of Memory Chapel, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Arrangement By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jessie Paul Fread, 43 of Corsicana passed away Feb. 17, 2019 at his residence. He was born Oct. 10, 1975 in Corsicana to Leslie Lee Fread and Kathie Herrin Fread.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his parents, Kathie Farmer and husband Reggie; brother, Justin Fread and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Farmer Cemetery with Bro. Tim Easley officiating.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Farmer, Tucker Farmer, Justin Fread, Ethan Fread, Dale Meador and Kylen Burks. Honorary Pallbearers will be David Johnson, Howard Garrett, Jordan Atchley and Brent Sharpley.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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