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Mary L. (Dunn) Wright
Jun 9, 1856 - Dec 8, 1941

MRS. MARY WRIGHT DIED MONDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Mary L. Wright, aged 85 years, native Texan, died Monday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. O. E. Hyndman, 620 West Eleventh avenue. She was a daughter of the late Capt. And Mrs. E. E. Dunn, pioneers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Edens and Mrs. Hyndman, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. John Watts, Kentucky, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J. Wesley Edens, Sr., J. Wesley Edens, Jr., Joe Wilson, Allen Edens, Sr., Allen Edens, Jr., and J. N. Edens, Jr.

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Elmer Harold Howard
Oct 16, 1926 - Jul 24, 1941

YOUTH IS DROWNED THURSDAY EVENING IN MAGNOLIA LAKE

ALL EFFORTS TO RESCUE AND REVIVE LAD FAILED; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Tragedy cut short an overnight Boy Scout hike Thursday night when Harold Howard, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Howard, 617 West Fourth Avenue, Drowned in the Magnolia Lake about 7:30 o’clock while in swimming with a group of Scouts.

Efforts to rescue the youth failed as did attempts to revive him by artificial respiration which was applied for three and one half hours. Varied reports indicate that the youngster had fallen off the swimming raft and was attempting to swim to the pier when he went under.

Lee Coleman, who was swimming nearby, attempted to rescue the lad but was nearly drowned in the process. Exhausted, he was forced to give up.

Howard was submerged for about 10 minutes while divers made repeated attempts to locate his body. He was finally discovered by E. J. Anderson, Magnolia electrician, in about 15 feet of water.

According to those applying artificial respiration, his only responses was a continued warmth of the body which finally disappeared.

A large crowd was reported to have been on the pier and in swimming at the time of the mishap.

A. H. Newton, Boy Scout executive, stated that Howard was a guest of the Scouts and that he was not a member of the Boy Scout organization. The group had planned to camp for the night at Lake Halbert.

The youth’s father is chief engineer of the local Texas Company pipe line station.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

The Rev. E. T. Miller of the First Baptist church will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Howard, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Elnora Gudgell, Glendale, California, and Miss Lillian Howard, Corsicana; three brothers, Leland Howard, Garland Howard, and Allen Howard, Garland Howard and Allen Howard, all of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR VICTIM OF DROWNING ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Harold Howard, who drowned in the Magnolia Lake Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was in the
Oakwood cemetery.

Howard drowned while in swimming with a group of Boy Scouts at the Magnolia Lake Thursday night. Continued efforts to revive the youth failed.

The Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the rites.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Howard, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Elnora Gudgello, Glendale, California, and Miss Lillian Howard, Corsicana; three brothers, Leland Howard, Garland Howard, and Allen, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Paul Spear, E. G. Burgeson, James Elliett, P. Brietz, Joe Patrick and Leland Howard. Honorary pallbearers were members of the 1941 graduating class of Corsicana Junior High School.

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Elmer Ernest Howard
Feb 24, 1894 - May 24, 1958

Elmer E. Howard Services Monday

Elmer E. Howard, 64, chief engineer of the Texas Company at Newton, formerly of Corsicana died at Newton, Saturday following a several years illness. He had been bedfast since suffering a stroke six years ago.

Funeral services were held at Newton Monday morning and a Masonic graveside service was held at Oakwood cemetery Monday at 2 p.m.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Howard, Newton; three sons, Leland Howard, Newton; John G. Howard, Shreveport, La; and Allen Howard, U. S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Elnora Gudgell, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Lillia Rieckhoff, Haywood Calif., and Miss Linda Howard, Newton; nine grandchildren, two brothers, Bill and Clifton Howard, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Tuesday Services For E. E. Howard

Graveside rites for Elmer E. Howard, 64, former Corsicanan, were held at
Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Masons in charge.

Howard, chief engineer for The Texas Company, died in Newton Saturday following a six-year illness. Funeral services were held at Newton Monday.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Howard, Newton; three sons, Leland Howard, Newton; John G. Howard, Shreveport, La; and Allen Howard, U. S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Elnora Gudgell, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Lillia Rieckhoff, Haywood Calif., and Miss Linda Howard, Newton; nine grandchildren, two brothers, Bill and Clifton Howard, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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John D. Blue
Aug 17, 1905 - Mar 15, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN D. BLUE WERE HELD THURSDAY

John D. Blue, 35 years, died at his home 1516 West Eleventh Avenue, about 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the rites. Interment was in the Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his widow of Corsicana, his mother, Mrs. E. Donovan, Corsicana; one brother, D. W. Blue, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. M. J. Jennings, Kerens; Mrs. J. W. Lunsford, Corsicana; Mrs. E. H. Knight, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Vera Richards, West Columbia, Texas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 6, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Frankie Ola (Wilson) Blue married Feb. 27, 1926; s/o Daniel A. Blue buried in Dresden cemetery & Mary E. (Morgan) Blue-Donovan buried in Oakwood

Frankie Ola/Sue (Wilson) Blue
Jul 13, 1906 - Sep 26, 1956

Friday Services For Mrs. Blue

Funeral services for Mrs. Frankie Blue, aged 50 years, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon, were held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Sam Wilson, and a sister, Mrs. R. B. Maxwell, both of Corsicana; four nephews, Buster Maxwell, Corpus Christi; Charles Maxwell, Corsicana; Elmo Tramel, Fort Worth, and Jerry Tramel, Corsicana; three nieces, Mrs. Edna Morrow, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Dorothy Starks, Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. Pauline Basham, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Simms, Coy Christie, Mose Swindell, Weldon Morris, Harold Borg and W. B. Miller.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 28, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John D. Blue married Feb. 27, 1926; d/o Samuel Johnson Wilson & Mary Edna (Terry) Wilson buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Halsey Marvin Settle, Sr.
Mar 4, 1878 - Oct 17, 1962

Hold Services H. M. Settle, Sr.

Funeral services for Halsey M. Settle, Sr, 84, who died of a heart attack at his home, 1417 West Fourth avenue early Thursday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Settle had resided in Corsicana since 1957. He formerly was with McKesson-Robbins Drug Company in Callas for more than 25 years before moving to Corsicana. A native of Paris, he resided at Sherman prior to going to Dallas.

He was a steward and trustee of the Tyler Street Methodist church and a member of the Landmark Masonic Lodge in Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Halsey M. Settle, Jr., three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Happy and Emy Lou Settle, all of Corsicana; a brother, Witcher C. Settle, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Luther A. Johnson, Jr.; Set Montgomery, Robert Hamilton, James Ruth, Herb Johnson, Harold Koch, John Stover and Wm. P. Murchison.

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Myrtle Virginia (Clark) Settle
Jul 2, 1881 - Jul 20, 1974

Mrs. Settle

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Myrtle Clark Settle, 93, who died Saturday evening at the Twilight Home in Corsicana.

Mrs. Settle, a native of Sherman and a graduate of the Mary Nash College, was the widow of the late H. M. Settle. They moved to Corsicana in 1956 and became a member of the First Methodist Church in Corsicana. She was past president of the Southern Methodist University Mothers Club and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Dallas Druggist Wives Club.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Settle is survived by a son, Holsey M. Settle, Jr. of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Mary Brown of Sherman; and three grandchildren, Mrs. Richland A. Haney of Austin, Dr. H. M. Settle, III of San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. Drew Sawyer of Seattle, Washington.

Other arrangements are pending.

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INFANT DAUGHTER. Settle
B&D Dec 10, 1941

Infant Twin Daughter Former Corsicanans Buried Wednesday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Halsey Settle of Dallas, was buried in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, giving the commital prayer.

Surviving are the parents, twin sister and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Stroud, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Settle, Dallas.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Horace Rollen Spicer
Jun 19, 1889 - Sep 26, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR H. L. SPICER BE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for H. L. Spicer, 52, who died in Alexandria, La., Friday morning, will be held from the Corley chapel Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Spicer formerly resided here.

Surviving are three brothers, C. E. and J. D. Spicer, both of Houston, & J. L. Spicer, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. L. Matthews, Corsicana and other relatives.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR H. L. SPICER; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for H. L. Spicer, aged 52, of Dallas, who died in an Alexandria, La., hospital Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Spicer formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; three brothers, C. E. and J. D. Spicer, both of Houston, and J. L. Spicer, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. L. Matthews, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. R. N. Holloway, T. A. Farmer, T. J. Walton, Al Sowell, H. R. Stewart and W. M. Taylor.

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Bascom T. Farrar
Jul 14, 1888 - Mar 6, 1947

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS THURSDAY

B. T. Farrar, former Corsicana resident, died in Dallas early Thursday morning.

Farrar formerly was local agent of the Texas Electric Railway company here and was connected with the Trinity Motor Freight Lines for some time before moving to Dallas. He was a claim agent for the freight lines at the time of his death.

Funeral services will be held at Dallas Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Sears and Summitt Church of Christ. A short service will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment will be made. He was an active member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; two sons, Robert and Roy Farrar, both of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. W. Timmins, Zephyr; Mrs. A. C. Purdue and Mrs. S. A. Farrar, both of Waxahachie and Mrs. Loris D. Cady, San Gabriels, Calif.; a brother, H. M. Farrar, Clarksville, Tenn., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct local arrangements.

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Robert Marion Whitten
Jan 24, 1873 - Nov 20, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. M. WHITTEN BE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for R. M. Whitten, 67, who died at his home, 417 West First Avenue, Thursday afternoon will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Robert F. Bristol, minister of the First Christian church of which Mr. Whitten was a long-time member.

Prior to his retirement because of ill health several years ago, he had been engaged in the grocery business here for a number of years.

Mr. Whitten was superintendent of the IOOF Home here from 1906-1920 and was prominent in fraternal circles for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Robert E. Whitten, Dallas, and Capt. Marion E. Whitten, U. S. Army, San Francisco, Calif., who will arrive by plane in Dallas Saturday morning; two daughters, Mrs. Leland Fikes, Dallas, and Mrs. J. S. Dill, Corsicana; five grandchildren, and two brothers, Lucien and Joel Whitten, both of Mississippi, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be Elgin T. Hill, R. E. Wynne, J. H. Bryant, Albert Fullerton, Ira Redden, Henry Redden, W. P. McCammon and J. Wesley Edens, Sr.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 21, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Louise “Rouzie” (Giesler) Whitten; s/o Jasper Marion “Jap” Whitten & Mary Virginia (Rutledge) Whitten buried in Edington Cem., Troy, Mississippi

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. M. WHITTEN

Funeral services for R. M. Whitten, 67, retired merchant and former superintendent of the IOOF Home here, who died early Thursday afternoon at his home, 417 West First avenue, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Robert F. Bristol, minister of the First Christian church.

Prior to his retirement because of ill-health several years ago, Mr. Whitten was in the grocery business here for many years. He was superintendent of the IOOF Home from 1906 to 1920.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Robert E. Whitten, Dallas, and Capt. Marion E. Whitten, U. S. Army, San Francisco, Calif., who will arrive by plane in Dallas Saturday morning; two daughters, Mrs. Leland Fikes, Dallas, and Mrs. J. S. Dill, Corsicana; five grandchildren, and two brothers, Lucien and Joel Whitten, both of Mississippi, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Elgin T. Hill, R. E. Wynne, J. H. Bryant, Albert Fullerton, Ira Redden, Henry Redden, W. P. McCammon and J. Wesley Edens, Sr.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

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Annie Louise “Rouzie” (Giesler) Whitten
Jun 23, 1877 - Jan 6, 1971

Mrs. Whitten Rites Friday

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in the Corley Chapel for Mrs. R. M. Whitten, a native of Fort Worth, who died Thursday at Twilight Home. Dr. Ambrose Edens and the Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Whitten is survived by two sons, Robert E. Whitten of Dallas and Marion E. Whitten
of Arlington, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. J. S. Dill of Corsicana and Mrs. Donald Curtis of Dallas, former Corsicana residents; 12 great-grandchildren; three nieces and four nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Twilight Home or to First Christian Church, of which Mrs. Whitten was a member.

Pallbearers will be W. A. Chaffe, J. Albert Fullerton, Travis Knight, W. H. Steely, David Wynne, Milton Wynne, Robert E. Wynne and L. D. Giesler.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 7, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Marion Whitten; d/o David A. Giesler & Kate (Edwards) Giesler buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Temple, Tx.

William G. Clarkson, Sr.
Jan 1858 - Sep 1, 1941

WM. CLARKSON, SR., DIED IN ALBUQUERQUE BURIAL IN CORSICANA

LONG-TIME CORSICANAN WAS PROMINENT IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE IN PAST YEARS.

William Clarkson, sr., aged 83 years former Corsicanan, died in Albuquerque, N. M., Monday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Episcopal Cathedral in Albuquerque by the Bishop of New Mexico. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here Thursday morning.

A native of Charleston, S. C., he came to Corsicana in 1883 and was connected with the Garitty and Huey interests in the early days. He was married to Miss Jennie Gulick, daughter of Dr. John Wiley Gulick, prominent early Texas physician. Mrs. Clarkson died in 1926 and in 1929 he was married to Miss Rugy Callahan and since has made his home in New Mexico.

Mr. Clarkson was long prominent in the manufacturing circles of Corsicana and was the founder of the Oil City Iron Works here.

For many years he was a member of the Corsicana School Board, was a Mason, Shriner, Odd Fellow and a life-time member of the Episcopal church. Mr. Clarkson was a member of St. John’ Vestry for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Albuquerque; two sons, W. G. Clarkson, Fort Worth, and William Clarkson, Jr., Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H. S. Woods, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Felix D. Evens, Dallas and Mrs. H. C. Nicol, Corsicana; four grandchildren and a number of relatives in the Carolinas.

Local arrangements will be handled by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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BRIEF RITES FOR WM. CLARKSON HERE THURSDAY MORNING

Brief funeral services are scheduled at Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning at 11 o’clock for William Clarkson, Sr., 83, pioneer Corsicana business executive, who died at his home in Albuquerque, N. M., Monday. The rites at cemetery will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector emeritus, and C. R. Haden, Jr., rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Episcopal Cathedral at Albuquerque with the Bishop of New Mexico in charge.

A native of South Carolina, Mr. Clarkson came to Corsicana in 1883 and was connected with the Garitty and Huey interests for a number of years before he founded the Oil City Works. He was married to Miss Jennie Gulick, daughter of Dr. John Wiley Gulick, pioneer physician. Mrs. Clarkson died in 1926, he was married to Miss Ruby Callahan. He had lived in New Mexico for the past several years.

Mr. Clarkson was a member of the school board here for years, was a Mason, Shriner, Odd Fellow, and a life-time member of the Episcopal Church. He was a member of St. John’s vestry for years.

Surviving are his wife of Albuquerque; two sons, W. G. Clarkson, Fort Worth and William Clarkson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H. S. Woods, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Felix D. Evans, Dallas, and Mrs. H. C. Nicol, Corsicana; four grandchildren and a number of relatives in the Carolinas.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

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WM. CLARKSON, SR., BURIED THURSDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for William Clarkson, Sr., 83, who died at his home in Albuquerque, N. M., Monday, were held at
Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector emeritus, and Rev. C. R. Haden, Jr., rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, in charge.

A native of Charleston, S. C., Clarkson came to Corsicana in 1883 and was connected with Garitty and Huey interests for years before he founded and headed the Oil City Iron Works. He was married to Miss Jennie Gulick, who died in 1926, and in 1929, was married to Miss Ruby Callahan. After retirement from active business, Mr. Clarkson moved to Albuquerque.

A member of the school board for years, Mr. Clarkson also was a Mason, Shriner, Odd Fellow and a long-time member of the Episcopal church, serving for years as a member of St. John’s vestry here.

Surviving are his wife of Albuquerque, two sons, W. G. Clarkson, Fort Worth, and William Clarkson, Jr., Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H. S. Woods, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Felix D. Evans, Dallas, and Mrs. H. C. Nicol, Corsicana; four grandchildren and a number of relatives in the Carolinas.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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Mabel Florence (UNKNOWN) Clarkston
Nov 27, 1895 - Jun  16, 1970

Clarkston Rites Set Wednesday

Mrs. Mabel F. Clarkston, 74, former Blooming Grove resident, died early Tuesday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home here. She was a native of Birmingham, Ala.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. A minister will be named later.

She is survived by her husband, R. E. Clarkston of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mae D. Davis of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. P. Wolf of Pasadena; four sons, Robert V. Clarkston of Coalinga, Calif.; W. G. Clarkston of Nederland, and James F. Clarkston of Irving.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 16, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Edgar Clarkston
  • (all of the children listed in this obit are children of Mary D. (Ellis) Clarkston buried in Oak Grove Memorial Park, Irving, Dallas Co., Texas there is an obit for her in the data base) and Robert E. Clarkston also buried in Oak Grove Memorial Park, Irving, Dallas Co., Texas obit also in data base)

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Clarkston Rites Today

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mabel F. Clarkston, 74, who died Tuesday. The Rev. Paul Rone, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be W. H. Jeeter, Charles F. Rice, Durwood F. Bottoms, R. W. Barham, Warren D. Davis and Clovis Haden.

A resident of Blooming Grove, she is survived by her husband, R. E. Clarkston, of Blooming Grove; four sons, James. E. Clarkston of Irving, W. G. Clarkston of Nederland, Robert V. Clarkston of Austin and B. J. Clarkston, of Coalinga, Calif.; and two daughters, Mrs. Mae D. Davis of Corsicana and Mrs. J. P. Wolf of Pasadena, Texas.

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Clarkston Rites

Funeral rites for Mrs. Mabel Clarkston, 74, Blooming Grove, were held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Paul Rone officiated. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, four sons and two daughters.

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Maymie Lee (Vandergriff) Andrus
Aug 8, 1903 - Oct 21, 1975

Mrs. Andrus

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maymie Andrus, resident of Rt. 1 Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, H. V. Andrus of Corsicana and Bill Andrus of Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. A. T. Pickens of Nederland; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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Mary Frances (Scoggins) Vandergriff
May 25, 1882 - May 13, 1958

Mrs. Vandergriff Expires Tuesday

Mrs. H. T. Vandergriff, 77, native of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday afternoon.

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

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Andrus, Corsicana; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother Drue Scroggins, Burnett; and a sister, Mrs. W. L. Lynch, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 13, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry Thomas “HT” Vandergriff; d/o Drewery Alexander “Drew” Scoggins & Alice (Wilks) Scoggins (Alice is buried in Hamilton Beeman)

Trim E. Houston, Dr.
Jul 15, 1875 - Jun 1, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING DR. TRIM HOUSTON

PROMINENT CORSICANA DENTIST DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Dr. Trim Houston, aged 66 years, prominent dentist and well-known Corsicanan, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon. Dr. Houston had long been prominent in civic and church circles here.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker, minister of the Church of Christ, of which Dr. Houston had been a long-time member.

A native of Tennessee, Dr. Houston had resided in Corsicana since early childhood. He was the son of the late Dr. B. F. Houston, pioneer ear, eye, nose and throat specialist here.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Miss Edith Houston, Brownwood; Mrs. C. N. Weakley, Houston; Mrs. R. E. O’Berry, Corsicana, and Mrs. N. S. Burr, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. W. D. Fountain, Corsicana; Mrs. F. W. Micheaux, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Harold Weiler, Austin; a brother, David Houston, Wichita Falls, and a number of other relatives.

Long prominent in dental circles, Dr. Houston served as president of the State Dental Society in 1927.

Pallbearers will be Drs. A. W. Rogers, Harry Ezell, O. L. Smith, H. B. Love, L. C. Polk, Fred Owen, R. N. Holloway, J. L. Hollingsworth, J. E. McClung and Dan B. Hamill.

Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING FOR DR. HOUSTON

Funeral services for Dr. Trim Houston, aged 66 years, well-known dentist and church and civic leader here for many years, were held here for many years, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker, minister of the Church of Christ, of which Dr. Houston had long been a prominent and active member.

Dr. Houston, a native of Tennessee, bur resident of Corsicana since childhood, died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon. He had been in ill health for some time. He was the son of the late Dr. B. F. Houston, pioneer, ear, eye nose and throat specialist here.

Long prominent in dental circles, Dr. Houston served as president of the Texas Dental Society in 1917.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Miss Edith Houston, Brownwood; Mrs. C. N. Weakley, Houston; Mrs. R. E. O’Berry, Corsicana, and Mrs. N. S. Burr, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. W. D. Fountain, Corsicana; Mrs. F. W. Micheaux, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Harold Weiler, Austin; a brother, David Houston, Wichita Falls, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Drs. A. W. Rogers, Harry Ezell, O. L. Smith, H. B. Love, L. C. Polk, Fred Owen, R. N. Holloway, J. L. Hollingsworth, J. E. McClung and Dan B. Hamill.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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Maggie Dave (Weems) Joyner
Jul 29, 1869 - Aug 19, 1941

MRS. T. H. JOYNER, PIONEER RESIDENT, DIED MONDAY NIGHT

Mrs. T. H. Joyner, aged 72 years, resident of Corsicana for a half century, died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night. Funeral services will be held from the North Corsicana Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the church and Rev. George G. Smith, Methodist minister.

Mrs. Joyner was a native of Alabama.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, H. E. and H. L. Joyner, both of Fort Worth; J. R. and C. A. Joyner, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. T. A. Farmer, Mrs. S. A. Pope and Miss Eula Joyner, all of Corsicana; a son-in-law, S. O. Harper, Rice; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. C. S. Henderson, Corsicana, and a brothers, S. W. Weems, Corsicana.

Sons and sons-in-law will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. JOYNER

Funeral services for Mrs. T. H. Joyner, aged 72 years, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night, were held from the North Corsicana Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor and Rev. George G. Smith, Methodist minister.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Joyner had reside in this community for 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, H. E. and H. L. Joyner, both of Fort Worth; J. R. and C. A. Joyner, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. T. A. Farmer, Mrs. S. A. Pope and Miss Eula Joyner, all of Corsicana; a son-in-law, S. O. Harper, Rice; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. C. S. Henderson, Corsicana, and a brothers, S. W. Weems, Corsicana.

Sons and sons-in-law were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Thomas Henry Joyner
Jan 19, 1864 - Nov 5, 1946

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED TUESDAY MORNING

T. H. Joyner, age 82 years, died Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock at his home four miles north of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the North Corsicana Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery, but arrangements had not been completed early Tuesday afternoon pending arrival of relatives. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the First Methodist church at Dawson, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church the past year.

A native of Arkansas, Joyner had resided in this community 55 years.

Surviving are four sons, H. E., H. L., C. A. Joyner, all of Fort Worth, and J. R. Joyner, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. John Ekerborger, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Tom Adkinson, Bazette; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR T. H. JOYNER HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for T. H. Joyner, aged 82 years, who died at the family home four miles north of Corsicana Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the First Methodist church at Dawson, formerly pastor of the North Corsicana church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Joyner was a native of Arkansas, but had resided in this vicinity for the past 55 years.

Surviving are four sons, H. E., H. L., C. A. Joyner, all of Fort Worth, and J. R. Joyner, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. John Ekerborger, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Tom Adkinson, Bazette; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hoyt Blackman, J. D. Haney, J. D. Harwell, Lloyd Roberson, E. S. Stokes and F. H. Robertson.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Carrie Mills (Kenner) Green
Mar 11, 1871 - Mar 2, 1941

MRS. CARRIE GREEN DIED IN AMARILLO; TO BE BURIED HERE

Mrs. Carrie Kenner Green, widow of the late James T. Green, died in Amarillo Sunday morning following a short illness. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gordon A. MacInnes, pastor of the third Avenue Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Green was born and reared in the Chatfield community and was the daughter of the late Capt. Widner and Mrs. Lou Riggs Kenner. She and her husband lived in Corsicana a number of years before moving to Amarillo about thirty years ago. She was an active church and civic worker, having been a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church here before moving to Amarillo where she continued her activities in church work.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vernard Teel, Amarillo; Miss Katherine Green, Amarillo; three sons, James T. Green, Jr., Amarillo; Richard Green, Amarillo; Charles Green, Shamrock; a sister, Mrs. W. M. Elliott, Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. F. Stout, Corsicana, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wilbur F. Wright, Guy L. Tate, C. F. Norton, A. G. Elliott, A. P. Mays, Pat H. Loggins, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., and R. N. Elliott.

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RITES HELD HERE TUESDAY MORNING MRS. CARRIE GREEN

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Kenner Green, widow of the late James T. Green, who died in Amarillo Sunday morning, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Green was a native of Chatfield and resided in Corsicana a number of years before moving to Amarillo thirty years ago. She was an active member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church before moving to Amarillo and was an active civic worker.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vernard Teel, Amarillo; Miss Katherine Green, Amarillo; three sons, James T. Green, Jr., Amarillo; Richard Green, Amarillo; Charles Green, Shamrock; a sister, Mrs. W. M. Elliott, Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. F. Stout, Corsicana, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers weree Wilbur A. Wright, Guy L. Tate, C. F. Norton, A. G. Elliott, A. P. Mays, Pat H. Loggins, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., and R. N. Elliott, Max D. Almond and Christopher Knox.

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George Frederick Mann
Aug 28, 1909 - Aug 3, 1941

NEGRO FACES CHARGE MURDER CONNECTION DEATH OF WHITE MAN

ALLEGED HURLED MILK BOTTLE INTO TRUCK OCCUPIED BY TWO MEN

George Frederick Mann, aged 31 years, truck driver, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the P. and S. Hospital about 5 o’clock Sunday morning suffering a severed artery in the left arm near the shoulder. Officers arrested, Arthur Bradley, negro ex-convict, 606 East Collin in connection with the alleged hurling of a milk bottle into the pick-up truck in which Mann and Roy Brewer were sitting, Police Chief Bruce Nutt stated. Chief Nutt said the negro made a statement about circumstances leading up to the trouble as did witness.

The accused negro was arrested by city police and later was transferred to the county jail by Chief of Detectives Jeff Spencer.

A formal charge of murder was accepted by Chas. T. Banister, criminal district attorney, and was filed before Judge Pat Geraughty. Bond was set at $2,000 at the hearing before Judge Geraughty, but Bradley was still in the county jail Monday, Sheriff Cap Curington said.

Funeral services for Mann are to be held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Starks.

Surviving are his wife and a son, William; parents Mr. and Mrs. John Mann; four brothers, Jesse, Clarence and Doyle Mann, all of Corsicana, and Blessed Mann, Los Angeles; and two sisters, Misses Johnnie and Lorena Mann, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be M. E. Lake, Roy Brewer, Joe Wylie, Woodrow Lee, J. P. Kelly and Overton Crider.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 4, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mattie Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Wood) Mann married May 4, 1938; s/o John Mann & Mary (Sawyer) Mann per death certificate

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RITES WERE HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR G. F. MANN

Funeral services for George Frederick Mann, 31, who died early Sunday morning were held Monday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a son, William; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mann; four brothers, Jesse Clarence and Doyle Mann, all of Corsicana, and Blessed Mann, Los Angeles; and two sisters, Misses Johnnie and Lorena Mann, both of Corsicana.

Rites were conducted by Rev. A. E. Starks.

Pallbearers were M. E. Lake, Roy Brewer, Joe Wylie, Woodrow Lee, J. P. Kelly and Overton Crider.

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Ernest Lee Mann
Aug 26, 1872 - Oct 7, 1948

Ernest Lee Mann Is Buried Here

Funeral services for Ernest Lee Mann, 76, who died in his home at Cayuga Thursday morning following a short illness, were held in Athens Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife, of Cayuga, a son, Ralph Mann, Cayuga; five brothers, one sister, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements.

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Emma Grace (Wilson) Mann
Mar 1878 - Jan 24, 1962

Mrs. E. L. Mann Rites Thursday

Mrs. E. L. Mann, 83, native of Ohio, 900 North Commerce street, died early Wednesday afternoon. She had resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Cook, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, R. L. Mann, Corsicana, and two sisters.

Pallbearers were E. M. Hopwood, W. A. Hopkins, David Garrett, J. V. Kilcrease, Marvin Crow and Jack Hagler.

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Nancy Ellen (Grimes) Marshall-Hall-Church-Hall
Feb 29, 1852 - Dec 28, 1941

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN BIG SPRING SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. A. Hall, former resident of Corsicana, who died at Big Spring Sunday, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Monday at noon, where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, with the Woodman Circle in charge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Merrick and Mrs. W. A. Ricker, both of Big Spring.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directing arrangements.

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Clara Ellen (Lockard) Hall
Jan 4, 1870 - May 3, 1941

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA WILL BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD

Mrs. Clara Ellen Hall, aged 71 years, native of Indiana, former resident of this county died at Temple Sunday afternoon.

Funeral rites are planned Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clay Griffin, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. W. Davis, Belton; two sons, Clarence and S. K. Hall, both of Houston; eight grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Alman, Handley; Mrs. H. H. Kile, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Fritz Burlston, El Campo, and three brothers, S. R. Lockard, Gainesville; J. W. Lockard, Amarillo, and John Lockard, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 5, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William M. “Will” Hall; d/o John Lockard buried in Andice cemetery, Andice, Tx. & Lucille Ann (Estler) Lockard buried in Wharton cemetery, Wharton, Tx.

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MRS. CLARA E. HALL WILL BE BURIED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Ellen Hall, former Navarro county resident, who died in a Temple hospital, Sunday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and Rev. W. R. Beard.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clay Griffith, Corsicana and Mrs. C. W. Davis Belton, two sons, Clarence and S. K. Hall, both of Houston; eight grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Alman, Handley; Mrs. H. H. Kile, Fort Worth and Mrs. Fritz Burlston, El Campo; three brothers, S. K. Lockard, Amarillo and John Lockard, Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers will be S. E. Hall, Anderson Hall, Melton Hilliard, R. S. Davis, C. V. Griffith and H. L. Griffith, grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be C. A. Deveny, Roy Harrison, L. F. Flynn, Claude McKinney, Chas. Bee, T. J. Walton and friends of the family.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING FOR MRS. CLARA E. HALL

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Ellen Hall; 71, former Navarro county resident, who died in a Temple hospital Sunday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. W. R. Beard will conduct the services. The funeral hour was changed from Thursday afternoon to await the arrival of a son, Clarence A. Hall.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Clay Griffith, Corsicana and Mrs. C. W. Davis, Belton; two sons, Clarence and S. K. Hall, both of Houston; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Almen, Handley; Mrs. H. H. Kile, Fort Worth and Mrs. Fritz Burlston, El Campo; and three brothers, S. K. Lockard, Gainesville; J. W> Lockard, Amarillo, and John Lockard, Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers will be S. E. Hall, Anderson Hall, Melton Hilliard, R. S. Davis, C. V. Griffith and H. L. Griffith, grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be C. A. Deveney, Roy Harrison, L. F. Flynn, Claude McKinney, Chas. Bee, T. J. Walton and friends of the family.

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RITES ON THURSDAY FOR MRS. C. E. HALL BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara E. Hall, 71, who died in Temple Sunday were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. W. R. Beard.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clay Griffith, Corsicana and Mrs. C. W. Davis Belton, two sons, Clarence and S. K. Hall, both of Houston; eight grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Alman, Handley; Mrs. H. H. Kile, Fort Worth and Mrs. Fritz Burlston, El Campo; three brothers, S. K. Lockard, Amarillo and John Lockard, Corpus Christi.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Jones Taylor Norwood
May 41, 1888 - May 2, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. T. NORWOOD ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Jones T. Norwood, aged 53 years, who died Friday morning in the Veterans’ Hospital in Dallas, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A World War veteran, Norwood formerly resided here.

Surviving are his wife of Weatherford, two brothers, Neal and R. E. Norwood, both of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Wood, Wichita Falls and Mrs. N. J. Griffin, Dallas and other relatives.

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Robert Opal Lowry
Oct 27, 1886 - Mar 24, 1941

ROBERT O. LOWRY DIED SUDDENLY ON MONDAY EVENING

Robert O. (Bob) Lowry, aged 54 years, well-known Corsicanan, died suddenly Monday night at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Lowry, 720 South Fifteenth street.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native Texan, he had resided in Corsicana since early childhood. Lowry was connected with various cafes and other establishments here for many years, following several years with the Cotton Belt railroad.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Max and Stanton Lowry, a grandson; parents, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Scott Lowry, Corsicana, and H. R. Lowry, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. McLemore, Dallas; Mrs. Minnie Dooroh, Houston, and Mrs. Coy Molloy, Corpus Christi and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be S. E. Hatchett, E. A. Black, L. H. Markley, J. E. Skinner, Barney Brewster and L. A. Rampey.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROBT. LOWRY HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Robert O. (Bob) Lowry, 54, well-known Corsicanan, who died suddenly Monday night, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church.

Lowry was connected with various cafes and other business enterprises for a number of years following several years with the Cotton Belt Lines.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Max and Stanton Lowry; a grandson, parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Lowry, all of Corsicana; two brothers, H. R. Lowry, Dallas; and Scott Lowry, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. McLemore, Dallas; Mrs. Minnie Dorroh, Houston and Mrs. Coy Molloy, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. E. Hatchett, E. A. Black, L. H. Markley, J. E. Skinner, Barney Brewster and L. A. Rampey.

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Jessie (Shanks) Lowry
Jul 8, 1892 - Jan 17, 1971

Lowry Rites Set Tuesday

Mrs. Jesse Lowry, formerly of Corsicana and widow of the late Robert O. Lowry, died Sunday in a Waco Hospital. She resided in Waco.

A native of Lampasas, she was born July 8, 1892.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate.

Surviving are two sons, Max of Houston and Stanton of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Vallie Watkins of Lampasas, Mrs. Pauline Spittler of El Paso, and Mrs. Maude Turner of Lampasas; a brother, Emmett Shanks of Lampasas.

Pallbearers will be Carmack Watkins, J. C. Gaston, Gerald McClung, Jimmy McCammon, A. S. Fulton and Herman Helms.

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Lowry Rites

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Jesse Lowry, a former resident of this city who died Sunday in a Waco hospital. She was a native of Lampasas.

The Rev. Robert Potts officiated and interment was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, three grandchildren, three sisters and a brother.

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Mark Jackson McMullan
Dec 7, 1876 - May 22, 1941

MARK J. M’MULLAN DIED COTTON BELT HOSPITAL THURSDAY

Mark J. McMullan, native of Navarro county and longtime resident of Navarro county and long time resident of Corsicana, died Thursday morning in the Cotton Belt Hospital at Texarkana. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 5:30 from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel conducted by the Revs. A. N. Wolfe of Waco and W. R. Hall of Corsicana. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased had been an employee of the Cotton Belt for thirty-two years and resided in Chatfield and Corsicana until about eight years ago when he moved to Waco. He was a son of the late Squire McMullan of Chatfield.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Galloway of Corsicana and Miss Sarah McMullan of Waco; one son, Robert McMullan of Pampa; one brother, J. C. McMullan of Chatfield; four sisters, Mrs. A. L. Huffman, Mrs. J. W. Wright and Mrs. G. J. Elkins, all of Corsicana and Mrs. W. P. Thorp of Chatfield; and a number of other relatives.


Pallbearers will be Roy E. Walker, Emmett Barron, Joe J. Loving and James Gardner, all of Waco; C. W. Jennings, Dallas; P. H. Loggins, N. C. Pinkston, Will Finch and John Finch, all of Corsicana. Friends of the family will be pallbearers.

Odd Fellows will have charge of the services at the grave.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 22, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruth Alma (Smith) McMullan; s/o Robert M. “Squire” McMullan & Martha A. “Mattie (Gains) McMullan buried in Old Chatfield cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARK M’MULLAN BE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mark J. McMullan, about 63, native of Navarro county, who died Thursday morning in the Cotton Belt Hospital at Texarkana, will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. N. Wolfe of Waco and Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.

Mr. McMullan, employee of the Cotton Belt Lines for 32 years, resided in Chatfield and Corsicana until about eight years ago when he was transferred to Waco. He was the s of the late Squire McMullan, Navarro county pioneer.

Surviving are his wife of Waco, two daughters, Mrs. Albert Galloway, Corsicana, and Miss Sarah McMullan, Waco; a son, Robert McMullan, Pampa; a brother, J. C. McMullan, Chatfield; four sisters, Mrs. A. L. Huffman, Mrs. J. W. Wright and Mrs. G. J. Elkins, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. P. Thorp, Chatfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy E. Walker, Emmett Barron, Joe J. Loving and James Gardner, all of Waco; C. W. Jennings, Dallas; P. H. Loggins, N. C. Pinkston, Will Finch and John Finch, all of Corsicana. Friends of the family will be pallbearers.

Odd Fellows will have charge of the rites at the grave.

Notice Odd Fellows
Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the funeral chapel Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock to attend final rites for Brother M. J. McMullan.
R. M. Hopkins, noble grand.
L. F. Flynn, secretary.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MARK J. M’MULLAN

Funeral services for Mark J. McMullan, about 63, native of Navarro County, who died in the Cotton Belt Hospital at Texarkana Thursday morning, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home chapel Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. N. Wolf of Waco and Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here.

Prior to being transferred to Waco about eight years ago, McMullan resided in Corsicana many years and was connected with the Cotton Belt Lines.

Surviving are his wife of Waco, two daughters, Mrs. Albert Galloway, Corsicana, and Miss Sarah McMullan, Waco; a brother, J. C. McMullan, Chatfield, and four sisters, Mrs. A. L. Huffman, Mrs. J. W. Wright and Mrs. G. J. Elkins, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. P. Thorp, Chatfield.

Pallbearers were Roy E. Walker, Emmett Barron, Joe J. Loving and James Gardner, all of Waco; C. W. Jennings, Dallas; P. H. Loggins, N. C. Pinkston, Will Finch and John Finch, all of Corsicana. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Odd Fellows had charge of the rites at the grave.

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Ida Lee (Burdine) Williams
Jul 7, 1870 - Aug 3, 1941

MRS. L. L. WILLIAMS DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; RITES HERE TUESDAY

Mrs. L. L. Williams, aged 69 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died in Dallas Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Absher and Mrs. Tyson McIver, both of Dallas; two sons, Lonnie and Coleman Williams, both of Dallas; two brothers, S. W. Burdine and E. C. Burdine, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

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FUNERAL RITES LATE TUESDAY FOR LONG TIME RESIDENT HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. L. L. Williams, 69, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died in Dallas Sunday will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Absher and Mrs. Tyson McIver, both of Dallas; two sons, Lonnie Williams of Shreveport and Coleman Williams of Cement, Okla.; two brothers, S. W. and E. C. Burdine, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Rites will be conducted by the Rev. Ross Smith, pastor of the Central Methodist church and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Burdine, Burley Burdine, Elmer Burdine, Merrell Burdine, Fred Prince and A. W. Wareing.

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RITES WERE HELD ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON MRS. L. L. WILLIAMS

Funeral rites for Mrs. L. L. Williams, 69, long-time resident of Corsicana, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Absher and Mrs. Tyson McIver, both of Dallas; two sons, Lonnie Williams of Shreveport and Coleman Williams of Cement, Okla.; two brothers, S. W. and E. C. Burdine, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Services were conducted by Rev. Ross Smith and Dr. P. E. Riley.

Pallbearers were Clifford Burdine, Burley Burdine, Elmer Burdine, Merrell Burdine, Fred Prince and A. W. Wareing.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Arthur Lee Absher
Nov 21, 1897 - Aug 15, 1952

Arthur L. Absher Services Sunday

Arthur L. Absher, 54, died of a heart attack at his home in Dallas.

A former Corsicana resident, he died Friday night. He has made his home in Dallas for the past 15 years. Absher was a salesman for the Goodyear Rubber Company.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Daniel Barron, pastor of the Grace Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cleona Absher, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. John Curington, Houston; a granddaughter, Barbara Ann Curington, Houston; a brother, Claude Absher, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Chester Vise, Corsicana and other relatives.

Sunday Services For A. L. Absher

Funeral services for Arthur L. Absher, 54, who died at his home in Dallas of a heart attack Friday night, were held from the Corley Chapel at 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Daniel Barron, pastor of the Grace Methodist church, Dallas. Dr. C. D. Henson, pastor of First Methodist church assisted in the rites.

Absher resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Dallas 15 years ago. He was a salesman for the Goodyear Rubber Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cleone Absher, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. John Curington, Houston; a granddaughter, Barbara Nan Curington, Houston; a brother, Claude Absher, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Chester Vise, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tyson McIver, Peyton Adams, H. W. Woodall, Rufus Pevehouse, Doyle Pevehouse and C. O. (Cap) Curington.

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John William Lunsford
Dec 22, 1878 - Feb 18, 1941

JOHN LUNSFORD SUCCUMBED TO HEART ATTACK ON TUESDAY

John W. Lunsford, aged 62 years, employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Company here for the past 31 years, died with a heart attack at his home, 1221 West Summitt avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held sometime Wednesday afternoon here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. L. J. Peeples, Dallas; Mrs. C. A. Wilson, Sweeney, and Mrs. T. S. Malcolm, Corsicana; three brothers, J. R. and E. R. Lunsford, both of Enterprise, Ala., and H. C. Lunsford, Temple.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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JOHN W. LUNSFORD FUNERAL RITES HELD FROM CORLEY CHAPEL

Funeral services for John W. Lunsford, aged 62 years will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mr. Lunsford, employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Company for the past thirty-one years, died with a heart attack at his home, 1221 West Summitt Avenue Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. L. J. Peeples, Dallas; Mrs. C. A. Wilson, Sweeney, and Mrs. T. S. Malcolm, Corsicana; three brothers, J. R. and E. R. Lunsford, both of Enterprise, Ala. And H. C. Lunsford, Temple.

Pallbearers will be Dewey Hoffman, Will Gillen, Billy Binford, Roy Martin, Robert Dixon and Martin Walling.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR JOHN W. LUNSFORD

Funeral rites for John W. Lunsford, aged 62 years, who died suddenly Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. He had been an employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Company for 31 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. L. J. Peeples, Dallas; Mrs. C. A. Wilson, Sweeney, and Mrs. T. S. Malcolm, Corsicana, and three brothers, J. R. and E. R. Lunsford, Enterprise, Ala., and H. C. Lunsford, Temple.

Pallbearers were Dewey Hoffman, Will Gillen, Billy Binford, Roy Martin, Robert Dixon and Martin Willing.

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Frank Woodson Michaux
Jul 28, 1870 - Feb 18, 1941

F. W. MICHEAUX IS BURIED WEDNESDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for F. W. Micheaux aged 69 years, former Corsicana oil man, who died in the general hospital at Wichita Falls, Tuesday afternoon were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by A. E. Walker, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving is his wife, formerly Miss Joy Houston of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were David Houston, Jr., Dr. Will Miller, Lowry Martin, Hugh Tye Sparks, Edgar Metcalf and Edwin O’Berry.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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Necy Joy (Houston) Michaux
Nov 17, 1883 - Aug 3, 1974

Mrs. Michaux

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Necy Joy Houston Michaux, 80. Mrs. Michaux died Saturday afternoon in an Austin Hospital.

A native of Corsicana, she lived in Wichita Falls before moving to Austin. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Burial for Mrs. Michaux will be at Oakwood Cemetery with C. B. Holcomb presiding.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. H. J. Weiler of Austin and a number of nieces and nephews.

Further arrangements are pending.

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Lucinda Ann (Jones) Stokes-Seaton
Feb 6, 1850 – May 20, 1941

AGED LONG-TIME RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED EARLY TODAY

Mrs. Lucinda Annie Seaton, aged 91 years, long time resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 1115 West Summitt Avenue, Tuesday morning at 12:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were planned from the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church is to conduct the rites.

Surviving are her husband, W. D. Seaton, veteran police officer; a daughter, Mrs. Will Coker, and a son, W. T. Stokes, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, a half brother, Vance Jones, Seagraves, and two half sisters, Mrs. S. L. Favors and Mrs. Frank Bolden, both of Knox City.

Pallbearers are to be Joe Coker, Billy Stokes, Jr., Richard Parker, Lynn Barnes, P. B. Davis and T. B. Rutherford.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 20, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Joseph W. Stokes buried Rose Hill cemetery, Ardmore, Ok. 2nd husband William David “Dave” Seaton; d/o Martin V. Jones buried in Knox City Cem., Knox City, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SEATON ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucindia Annie Seaton, 91, who died early Tuesday morning at the family home, 1115 West Summitt avenue, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, W. D. Seaton, veteran police officer; a daughter, Mrs. Will Coker, and a son, W. T. Stokes, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, a half brother, Vance Jones, Seagraves, and two half sisters, Mrs. S. L. Favors and Mrs. Frank Bolden, both of Knox City.

Pallbearers were Joe Coker, Billy Stokes, Jr., Richard Parker, Lynn Barnes, P. B. Davis and T. B. Rutherford.

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William David “Dave” Seaton
Feb 25, 1867 - May 19, 1950

W. D. Seaton Dies Early Friday In Local Hospital

W. D. Seaton, 83, veteran peace officer, 1115 Summitt, died in the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning following a two weeks’ illness.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by C. D. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

“Uncle Dave” as he was famillary called was serving as park policeman at the time of his death. He was night chief for many years after being promoted from the patrol group.

Bruce Nutt, police chief, raised the old-timer as a “faithful officer.”

Native of Alabama, he came to Navarro county when three years of age.

He operated a grocery store at McGregor several years and was employed at a cotton yard for some time before joining the police department in 1905. Seaton remained with the police force until his death except for a four year interval 1912-1916 when he was a deputy sheriff under the late Sheriff W. L. Pevehouse.

Surviving are a step-son, W. T. Stokes, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. J. E. Miller, Belton and Mrs. T. H. Key, Desdemona, and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. V. Chapman, Sr., John Blair, Leonard Barnes, W. W. Wiswell, John Kelly, and C. B. Powell, all members of the police force.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 20, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lucinda Ann (Jones) Stokes-Seaton; s/o Elijah B. Seaton & Ellen Berthena “Berthanie” (Sutton) Seaton buried in Pearl cemetery, Pearl, Tx

Albert Donald McMichael
Sep 6, 1888 - Sep 14, 1952

A. D. McMichael Expires Sunday, Services Tuesday

A. D. McMichael 68, died at his home, 1919 West Collin street Sunday night. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, Methodist district superintendent, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Georgia, McMichael, a well-known life insurance man, had resided in Corsicana 32 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Albert McMichael, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Bob Thompson, Houston, and Mrs. M. C. Belvin, Dallas; three grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Lula McMichael, Mrs. Edgar Johnson and Mrs. Lois Passmore, all of Atlanta, Ga., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. H. Noble, C. E. McWilliams, Marc Cloud, N. Suttle Roberts, Jester Pittman, Jess Megarity, John C. Hughes, Oscar Burns, Robert Werner and R. M. Taylor.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 15, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Susie Cora (Bonner) McMichael married Sep. 30, 1922; s/o Dr. James Robert McMichael & Elvira Amanda (Stevens) McMichael buried in Buena Vista City Cemetery, Buena Vista, Georgia

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A. D. McMichael Services Tuesday

Funeral services for A. D. McMichael, 68, who died Sunday night at his home, 1919 West Collin street, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ben. T. Welch, associate pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Georgia, McMichael had been in the life insurance business here for 22 year.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Albert McMichael, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Bob Thompson, Houston, and Mrs. M. C. Belvin, Dallas; three grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Lula McMichael, Mrs. Edgar Johnson and Mrs. Lois Passmore, all of Atlanta, Ga.

Pallbearers were J. H. Noble, C. E. McWilliams, Marc Cloud, N. Suttle Roberts, Jester Pittman, Jess Megarity, John C. Hughes, Oscar Burns, Robert Werner, James Cerf, Henry Pritchard, H. R. Stroube, W. P. McCammon, Mace Goldman and W. A. Rinker.

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George Thomas Batchelor
Mar 9, 1936 - Feb 19, 2019


George Thomas Batchelor was born March 9, 1936 in Duplin County, North Carolina to Dewey and Lillie Mae Batchelor. He passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at his residence.
George met his wife Barbara, of 62 years, in Altus, Oklahoma while stationed at Altus Oklahoma Air Force Base. They married June 15, 1956 in Altus.
George was a Master Mason and Veteran.
George is survived by his wife Barbara Batchelor of Frost; daughter Kim Bratcher of Dawson; son Kenneth Batchelor and wife Ellen of Arlington; grandchildren, Shanna Leake and husband Wes of Chatfield, Jami Zook and husband Darren of Arlington, Ryan Batchelor and wife Ashley of Arlington and Carrie Bratcher; great grandchildren, Brooke Amison and husband Josh, Nathan Bowling Jr., Brayden Bratcher, Brian Royle, Caleb Royle and expecting one more grandson in June; great great grandchildren, Aryan and Alec Amison, Brady Zook and Hunter Royle and brother-in-law Marvin Crafton. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; son-in-law, Loyd Bratcher; granddaughter Janna Royle; great granddaughter Daryan Bowling and father and mother-in-law Marvin and Ruby Crafton.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with funeral service following at 2 p.m. with Darren Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery in Mertens. Pallbearers will be Wes Leake, Josh Amison, Caleb Martin, Josh Martin, Brian Furtick and Buddy Dyer. Honorary Pallbearer will be great grandson Brayden Bratcher.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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John David King, Jr.
Mar 3, 1947 - Feb 18, 2019

John David King, Jr., 71, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 in Mexia. He was born March 3, 1947 in Houston to Dr. John David King, Sr. and Mary Ann Baird King, and he grew up in Waxahachie. After he graduated, he joined the Army, where he served for four years. Part of his service was in Korea. He attended Sul Ross after he was discharged.
John married Donna Gaye Collins on June 22, 1991 in Waxahachie. John worked as a landman. He lived most of his life in Waxahachie, Corpus Christi and during the past 28 years in the Corsicana area.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Robert Williams of Chicago and sister-in-law, Nancy King of Austin.
He is survived by his wife, Donna King of Kerens; daughters, Virginia Pittman of Corpus Christi and Emily and son-in-law R.J. Rodenbeck of Clarksville; sons, Christopher Halley of Kerens and Michael Halley of Clarksville; grandchildren, Trisha Pittman of Corpus Christi, Branson Pittman of Corpus Christi, Halley Rodenbeck of Clarksville, Elli Rodenbeck of Clarksville and Jaxy Rodenbeck of Clarksville; sisters, Claudia Williams of Virginia, Billie Jean King of Waxahachie, and Mary Jo Blaine and husband Bob of Waxahachie along with brother, Jim King of Austin, and four nephews.

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Eddie Joe Mahoney
Dec 7, 1938 - Apr 11, 1940

BABY DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL AT PURSLEY THURSDAY

Eddie Joe Mahoney, 20-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Mahoney of the Pursley community, died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral rites were held from the Church of Christ at Pursley Thursday afternoon with burial at Pursley.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Rowena and Myra Faye Mahoney, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Burns, all of Pursley.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Martha Jo Bentley
Aug 17, 1941 - Aug 18, 1941

Infant Died Monday Night; Burial Made AT Pursley Tuesday

Martha Joe Bentley, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Bentley, 803 East Tenth avenue, died Monday night at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral rites were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bentley, Powell and Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Patrick, Purdon.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Virginia Spotsworth (Phillips) Herod
Nov 5, 1847 - Feb 11, 1941

MRS. VIRGINIA HEROD DIED TUESDAY; TO BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS BE BURIED AT PURSLEY

Mrs. Virginia S. Herod, aged 93 years, resident of Navarro county for more than 50 years, died here Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Pursley cemetery.

Mrs. Herod was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are five sons, S. F. Herod, Richland; C. W., W. A. and W. S. Herod, all of Corsicana, and E. C. Herod, Mexia; five daughters, Mrs. M. A. Williamson, Hockley; Mrs. M. L. Brock, Littlefield; Mrs. S. L. Sprinkle, Corsicana; Mrs. G. T. Coker, Brownfield, and Mrs. D. C. Langston, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Edna Aman, Thornton, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. V. S. HEROD ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia S. Herod, aged 93 years, who died here early Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Herod had resided in Navarro county for more than 50 years. She was the widow of the late C. W. Herod, Confederate veteran.

Surviving are five sons, S. F. Herod, Richland; C. W., W. A. and W. S. Herod, all of Corsicana, and E. C. Herod, Mexia; five daughters, Mrs. M. A. Williamson, Hockley; Mrs. M. L. Brock, Littlefield; Mrs. S. L. Sprinkle, Corsicana; Mrs. G. T. Coker, Brownfield, and Mrs. D. C. Langston, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Edna Aman, Thornton, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Liston Herod, Conrad Herod, Marvin Herod, Basil Herod, Hubert Herod, S. F. Coker, Warren Coker and Tom Sprinkle, all grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Barton
B&D Feb. 22, 1940

Infant Daughter of Leroy Bartons Buried at Pursley

Funeral services for the infant of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Barton, Richland, Route 1, who died Thursday night, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Pursley where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Mary Frances and Barbara Ann Barton, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Barton and Mr. and Mrs. John Dowd, all of Richland, Route 1.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Callie (Davis) Miller
Apr 7, 1901 - May 1, 1941

Mrs. J. R. Miller Buried Zion’s Rest Cemetery Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. R. Miller, aged 40 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the rites.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. B. Davis, Tyler; four brothers, three sisters and three step-children, Mrs. S. A. Harlan, Mrs. L. H. Hosch and Jasper Miller, all of Corsicana.

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INFANT SON Johnson
B&D Sep 5, 1941

Funeral For Infant On Friday Afternoon

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Johnson, North Main Street, died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Friday morning.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Jerry Allen Burge
B&D Jan 11, 1941

Jerry Allen Burge, Infant, Was Buried Sunday Morning

Jerry Allen Burge, one-day-old son of Mrs. and Mrs. Allen Burge of Corsicana died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at the Zion’s Rest cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Hazel Marie Winters
Aug 13, 1936 - Sep 9, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT

Funeral services for Hazel Marie Winters, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Winters of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Enid, Okla., will be held from the Salvation Army citadel Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Major James.

The child was fatally injured Tuesday, according to Associated Press reports, when she fell from her parents’ car when the door flew open.

The family was en route home after attending funeral services at Enid, Tuesday for Winters’ father, Daniel Winters.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Christine Winters and three brothers, Ernest, Jr., Dan and William Winters, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Arthur Dan Staley
B&D Jul 2, 1941

Infant Twins Died In Local Hospital Late on Wednesday

Infant son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Staley died at the P. and S. Hospital late Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral rites for the twins were held at the Zion’s Rest cemetery Thursday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, a brother and a sister.

Corley Funeral Home Directed arrangements.

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Martha Ann Staley
B&D Jul 2, 1941

Infant Twins Died In Local Hospital Late on Wednesday

Infant son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Staley died at the P. and S. Hospital late Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral rites for the twins were held at the Zion’s Rest cemetery Thursday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, a brother and a sister.

Corley Funeral Home Directed arrangements.

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Wayne Davis Maggard, Jr.
July 7, 1943 - Feb 14, 2019

Wayne Maggard, 75, passed away February 14, 2019 at Community Hospice of Texas in Fort Worth. A memorial service to celebrate Wayne's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church of Cleburne.
Wayne was born in Corsicana, Texas on July 7, 1943, to Georgia Ann (Gipson) and Wayne Davis Maggard Sr. Wayne attended Navarro College before joining the United States Marine Corps with lifelong friend, Bud Gorman, at the age of 20, where he proudly served his country.
Wayne was an insurance adjuster by profession, specializing in catastrophic losses, a job which took him to all corners of the United States.
Wayne married Patricia White McCarty on October 30, 1993, which prompted his move to Cleburne where he lived for the next 25 years and where he became an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Cleburne. Wayne was also a member of Cleburne Masonic Lodge #315.
Wayne was an amateur blacksmith and "tinkerer," and made beautiful iron furniture, some of which was commissioned by Dallas area designers and interior decorators. Several of Wayne's pieces were also sold at auction to raise money for the Dallas Museum of Art.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Maggard of Cleburne; sons, Jason Maggard of Dallas, Texas; Matt McCarty and Jayd McCarty, both of New York City, New York; cousins, Charles Ray and wife Lynne of Midland, Texas and Karen Payne of Cleburne; sister and brother-in-law DK and Mike Reynolds of Austin; nephew Kley Reynolds of Austin, and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 114, Cleburne, TX 76033 or to Community Hospice of Texas, 501 N. Ridgeway Dr., Cleburne, TX 76033.

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James Carroll Hartley
Jan 2, 1943 - Feb 20, 2019
 
James Carroll Hartley of Corsicana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 20, 2019. He was born Jan. 2, 1943 to Ouida and Lorenzo Dow Hartley Sr. in Rice. The youngest of six children. He married his soul mate on Dec. 11, 1964 and began work at Leggett & Platt as a machinist/mechanic. He worked for 42 years until his retirement in 2008.
He was preceded in death by his wife Paula Hartley; father and mother, Lorenzo Dow, Sr. and Ouida Hartley; brothers Lorenzo Dow "Boy" Hartley, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida, Robert Hartley of Rice and Tim Hartley of Corsicana; sisters Billie Chase of Palmer and Helen "Baby" O'Neil of Dallas.
James is survived by his twin daughters, Stephanie Hartley of Corsicana and Brandy Hartley and Scott Gorzynski of Mt. Calm; granddaughter, Jozalyn Sewell of Corsicana; sister-in-laws, Wanda Hartley, Sue Hawthorne and Mary Smith of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Jerry Smith of Corsicana along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Honorary Pallbearers are Matthew Dunn, Christopher Dunn, Jerry Smith Jr., Jeff Brown, Tristan Hartley, Tim Hartley, Doug Adler, Jeff Smith, Jerry Smith Sr., Lloyd "Bubba" Medlin, Carl "Red" Atchley, Scott Gorzynski, Chip Goodman and Paul Wilson. All men he respected deeply.

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John Allen Henry
Dec 26, 1947 – Feb 18, 2019
 
John Allen Henry, 71, entered eternal rest on February 18, 2019 in Houston, Texas. He was born December 26, 1947 in Frost, Texas. John graduated from Smiley High School. He later started his own business, B&H Tire & Transportation. John loved Nascar racing and going to the rodeo.
John is survived by his daughter: Annjeanette Griffin & husband John; siblings: Fran and John Hardin, Jim & Vicki Brown; grandchildren: Alyshia, John Jr., and Tray; great grandchildren: Jayden and Cameron; brother in law: Wayne Loven; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Fwy. Houston, Texas 77039. Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church North Houston, 4422 Lauder Rd. Houston, Texas 77039 on Saturday, February 23rd at 10am. Interment will follow on Monday, February 25th in Dresden Cemetery, FM 744 Barry, Texas 75102 at 1pm.
Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Food Pantry at First Baptist Church North Houston would be greatly appreciated.
 

FAMILY
Annjeanette Griffin and husband John, Daughter
Fran andJohn Hardin, Jim and Vicki Brown, Siblings
Alyshia, John Jr. and Tray, Grandchildren
Jayden and Cameron, Great-Grandchildren
Wayne Loven, Brother-in-Law
John is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Gaines Michael Falls
May 18, 1976 – Feb 12, 2019
 
Gaines Michael Falls, age 42, of Barry passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. He was born on May 18, 1976 in Houston, Texas to Gaines Edwin Falls and Barbara Kay Robertson.
Michael worked with iron most of his life and loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Michael is survived by his sons; Justin Tyler, Michael Gaines, Gavin, Jake, Tyler, Dylan and Hunter and granddaughter, MaKenna.
He is also survived by his mother, his brothers; Edwin Cody Falls and wife Anita, and James Rickey Benningfield; his sister, Kandace Shanell Bennningfield; his nieces; Heather Falls, Kaylee Falls, and his nephews, Nicholas Falls, Zachary Schneider, Gunner Castleberry, Gatlen Castleberry and Gage Castleberry.
Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at
Dresden Cemetery with Dr. Darren Heil officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Cody Falls, Justin Falls, Nicholas Falls, Jason Robertson, Brandon Robertson, Bill Robertson and Rocky Robertson.

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Anita (Grafford) Hartsfield
Nov 6, 1927 - Feb 21, 2019


Anita Gafford Hartsfield age 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born Nov. 6, 1927 in Centralia, Missouri to Samuel Jess and Martha Ann Grafford.
Anita married Lester Monroe Hartsfield on Jan. 21, 1955 in Dallas. They made Mesquite their home for many years before moving to Corsicana in 1991 to be close to her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Lester served in World War II and they were blessed with 50 years of marriage.
She worked for the Adolphus Hotel, Singer Sewing Machines, Samuel Place Baptist Church and American Exchange Life Insurance Company. She was a member of the Senior Circle and Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. Anita loved to sew and hem clothes for family and friends. She loved to go shopping and out to eat. She enjoyed working puzzles and attending church when she could.
She loved to see her grandsons, their wives, and she especially adored her great-grandsons, Dirk, Corbin and Reid.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and husband, Lester Monroe Hartsfield.
She is survived by her daughter, Denise Milligan and husband Mike; grandsons, Michael Lee Milligan and wife Kim, Daniel Milligan and wife Tasha, Larry Milligan and wife Sarah; great-grandsons, Dirk, Corbin and Reid and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Denny officiating. Services will conclude in the Corley Chapel with family only attending the burial.

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Chester Wayne Long
Oct 6, 1943 - Feb 5, 2019

Chester W. Long, 75, of Balch Springs, Texas passed away peacefully at his residence on February 5, 2019.

Chester was born on October 6, 1943 to Elvin Carson Long and Martha Eva Johnston Long in Corsicana, Texas. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1961 and later earned his college degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. Chester started his career at a young age and worked as a financial planner at Texas Instruments for 34 years before retiring in 1998. During his time at TI he enjoyed extensive business travel, including several trips to Japan and Singapore, where he not only met new friends but tried many new foods. Chester loved being outdoors, gardening, fishing and in later years feeding the ducks at the park, and he never missed a trip to the beach. What he cherished most was spending time with his family and loved ones.

Chester is preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Eva Long and brothers Carson Long, Carlton Long and Jerry Long.

Chester is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Beth Long of Balch Springs; children, daughter Amy Long and son-in-law Edward Andrews of Murphy and son Jeffrey Long and wife Mary of Dallas; sister, Martha Tally of Mabank, Betty McCrory of Crowley; two grandchildren, Austin Long, Emilie Long and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Chester was a kind and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all.

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Robert Lee Tarkington
Nov 7, 1870 - Jul 12, 1950

Woman Is Killed At Kerens Crossing By Cotton Belt Train

KERENS, June 30.—(Spl.)—One person was fatally injured and another seriously hurt here at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon when an eastbound Cotton Belt System freight train struck a wagon and team at the Main Street crossing.

Mrs. Lois Tarkington, 78, of Bazette was killed and her husband is in a critical condition with a dislocated hip, shock and head lacerations. He was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana in a Corley ambulance since the Sanders Clinic did not have accommodations.

The freight train was proceeding in an easterly direction and the wagon in which Mr. and Mrs. Tarkington was en route home was traveling north.

Witnesses said the train struck the wagon in the middle, hurling the wagon and two occupants to the south side of the tracks and fatally injuring the two horses drawing the vehicle. The bodies of the horses were on the north side of the track, it was stated.

Funeral arrangements were not known here early this afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 30, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Prairie Point cemetery
  • h/o Debbie (Honeycutt) Curry-Johnson-Tarkington married Mar. 15, 1915 buried in Post Oak cemetery and Lois (unk) Tarkington buried in Mabank Texas per death certificate, informant is Mrs. Jack Kesling/Keeling) s/o James K. Polk Tarkington and Nettie Cornelia (Grubbs) Tarkington (death certificate says born Nov. 7, 1870, monument says Oct. 1871)

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R. L. Tarkington Dies Wednesday; Funeral Friday

Robert Lee Tarkington, 79, long-time Bazette resident, died in Toole, Texas, Wednesday morning.

He had been an invalid since June 30, last year, when a wagon in which he and his wife were riding was struck by a Cotton Belt System train in Kerens. Mrs. Tarkington was instantly killed as was the team drawing the vehicle.

Funeral services will be held from the Bazette Baptist church Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, J. P. Tarkington, Toole, and A. B. Tarkington, Kerens.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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R. L. Tarkington Funeral Friday

Funeral rites for R. L. Tarkington, 79, Bazette, who died at Toole Wednesday, will be held from the Bazette Baptist Church Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

He was critically injured, June 30, last year, when a horse-drawn wagon was struck at a Kerens grade-crossing by a Cotton Belt system train. His wife was killed in that accident.

Surviving are two brothers, J. P. Tarkington, Toole and A. B. Tarkington, Kerens.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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R. L. Tarkington Services Friday

Funeral services for R. L. Tarkington, 79, who died Wednesday, were held from the Bazette Baptist church Friday afternoon with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Patterson.

He was critically hurt June 20, last year when a horse-drawn wagon was struck by a Cotton Belt train at a grade-crossing in Kerens. His wife was killed in the accident.

Surviving are two brothers, J. P. Tarkington, Toole, and A. B. Tarkington, Kerens..

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Hoyt Dixon
May 14, 1906 - Mar 29, 1948

Kerens Rites Set For New Mexico Accident Victim

KERENS, March 31—(Spl)—Funeral services for Hoyt Dixon, who died Monday night in the Hobbs, N. M., general hospital, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Baptist church of Kerens. He was 40 years old.

Rev. Earl R. Keating, pastor of the First Baptist church at Hobbs, will officiate with the assistance of Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the Kerens Baptist church. Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery.

Dixon was critically injured in an automobile accident March 20 when the automobile which he was driving collided with another car at the intersection of Dal Paso and Marland Streets in Hobbs.

Dixon is said never to have regained consciousness following the accident, which took the life instantly of Delma Lee Nowlin, whose funeral was held Monday, March 22 at Bazette Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Mayo Dixon of Hobbs, one daughter, Mrs. Billy Sewell, mother, Mrs. Sewell, both of Camden, Ark.; three brothers and one sister.

Dixon lived in Kerens for 25 years. He had been employed in the oil fields at Hobbs for the last two years. Born in Rosston, Ark., he was a member of the Kerens Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Mayo Dixon; his mother, Mrs. Eva Sewell of Beaumont; one daughter, Mrs. Billie Sewell; a sister, Mrs. Leslie Caldwell of Beaumont; five brothers, Otto Dixon, Parabis. La.; Loyd Dixon, of Waterloo, Ark.; Troy Dixon, Philadelphia; Charles Dixon, Dallas and Johnnie Sewell of Magnolia, Ark.

Stocktons Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 41, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lela Irene “Dovie” (Mayo) Dixon married Apr. 18, 1927; s/o Charlie E. Dixon & Eva (Atkins) Dixon-Sewell buried in Rocky Mound cemetery, Rosston, Ark.

Delma Lee Nowlin
Aug 5, 1911 - Mar 20, 1948

RITES FOR AUTO VICTIM HELD AT BAZETTE MONDAY

KERENS, March 22—(Spl)—Funeral services for Delma L. Nowlin, aged 36 years, were held from the Bazette Church of Christ Monday at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Bro. Max T. Neal, Fort Worth and Bro. G. W. Hardin, Kerens.

Nowlin was instantly killed Friday night in an auto accident near Hobbs, N. M., when he and four other men were returning home from work in the oil fields.

Hoyt Dixon is in a Hobbs hospital in a serious condition from injuries sustained in the accident. The others were not seriously hurt according to information received here.

Nowlin was a native of Bazette and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Letha Lewis Nowlin, Hobbs; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Nowlin, Kerens; a brother, Denzel Nowlin, Navasota; two sisters, Mrs. Ewen Mayo, Pasadena and Mrs. Charles J. Hill, Lima, Ohio, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Elwood Kirk, A. C. Kirk, Allen Albritton, Jack Albritton, Russell Baxter and Edward Nowlin, Jr.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Fannie (Kirk) Nowlin
Jul 3, 1882 - Aug 25, 1951

Mrs. W. L. Nowlin Dies Saturday

KERENS, Aug. 25.—(Spl)—Mrs. Fannie Kirk Nowlin, 69, died at an early hour Saturday at the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana.

Native of Bazette, Mrs. Nowlin was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday at noon pending the arrival of relatives. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, W. L. Nowlin, Kerens, to whom she was married July 17, 1909; a son, Denzel Nowlin, Navasota; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Hill, Lima, Ohio and Mrs. Ewen Mayo, Dumas; two brothers, G. Kirk, Kerens and Conner Kirk, Athens; a sister, Mrs. C. R. Baxter, Kerens and six grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. W. L. Nowlin Funeral Sunday

KERENS, Aug. 27—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Kirk Nowlin, 69, who died early Saturday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel here at 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Cato Sheerer, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, W. L. Nowlin, Kerens, to whom she was married July 17, 1909; a son, Denzel Nowlin, Navasota; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Hill, Lima, Ohio and Mrs. Ewen Mayo, Dumas; two brothers, G. Kirk, Kerens and Conner Kirk, Athens; a sister, Mrs. C. R. Baxter, Kerens and six grandchildren.

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T. R. Smith
Jun 3, 1866 - Jul 30, 1941

T. R. SMITH DIED WEDNESDAY MORNING AT BROTHER’S HOME

T. R. Smith, 75, died at the home of his brother, J. M. Smith, 802 South Sixteenth street, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Prairie Point Church. Interment will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are four children.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Tramell, Ole Burge, Bertie Whitaker, J. W. Tramel, Thurmin Jones and Judge W. T. McFadden.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Thomas Harvey Mitchell
Jun 21, 1939 - Oct 13, 1941

Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon For Little Boy

Funeral services for Thomas Harry Mitchell, aged two years, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Mitchell, East Park Avenue, who died Monday morning at 9 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at prairie Point church. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Felix N. and Billy Joe Mitchell; a sister, Peggy Mitchell, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson, Corsicana and John Abbe, Troup.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Tennessee "Tennie" (Tramel) Smith
Jun 11, 1872 - Jul 12, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. TENNIE SMITH

Funeral services for Mrs. Tennie Smith, aged 69 years, minister, who died early Saturday morning at the family residence, 802 South Sixteenth Street, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Prairie Point cemetery. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Riggs.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Smith had resided here for the past forty-two years.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry M. Smith, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Eula Hamilton, Douglas, Arizona; four brothers, Will Tramel, Bazette; J. D. Tramel, Tyler; J. M. Tramel, Fort Worth, and Rev. Winket A. Tramel, Smithville, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Johnson, Douglas, Ariz.

Pallbearers were Garth Hamilton, Marvin Hamilton, Jasper Tramel, Freddie Tramel, Tom Tramel and Bill Tramel.

Corley Funeral Home had charge.

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Charles Marion Langford
Nov 17, 1867 - Jan 28, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. M. LANGFORD AT PRAIRIE POINT

Funeral services for Charles M. Langford, 72, formerly of Bazette, who died at his home in Trinidad Tuesday night, were held Friday at the Prairie Point cemetery with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Charles S. Langford, Lois E. Langford, both of Trinidad, and Houghton Langford, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Ben Evans, Elgin; two brothers, Luther D. Langford, Electra, and Louis Langford, McCool, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. K. E. Parker, Shawnee, Okla.; and Mrs. Emma McDonald, Georgetown; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 31, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Beatrice (Pike) Blackmon-Langford married Sep 10, 1898; s/o M. Neal Langford & Mary Ann (Gardner) Langford
    (A monument is placed in the Confederate Memorial Commemorative Site, Mechanicsburg, Mississippi – for M. Neal Langford-I guess this is him. The monuments do not mark actual graves but rather were added to this space to honor the Confederate veterans of Yazoo County. -actual burial site is unavailable)

Carl Patterson
Dec 21, 1883 - May 1, 1941

FUNERAL RITES FOR CARL PATTERSON ARE HELD ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Carl Patterson, aged about 67 years, operator of the Navarro Coffee Shop, who died Thursday at the Navarro Clinic, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Patterson had resided in Corsicana since 1923 and prior to that time had been head of the engineering department of the Prairie Oil and Gas company. A native of Tennessee, he had resided in Ranger and other Texas points before moving to Corsicana.

Stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage about midmorning Thursday as he and Earl Presley returned to the car at Trinidad after catching their limit of fish, he complained of illness and was rushed to the clinic here.

Patterson was known throughout the Southwest as a sportsman. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, and also was affiliated with the Chapter and Council.

Surviving are his wife and a sister, Mrs. Nina Tuell, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Irvine, G. C. Hudson, W. T. McElwee, Earl Presley, John Sibley, S. K. Brietz, Jack Humphries and J. I. Tucker.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 2, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Helen (Humphrey) Patterson buried in Greenwood Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tx; s/o Daniel W. Patterson buried in Cedar Grove cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tenn. and Texas “Texie” (Cobb) Patterson buried in Carlock Cemetery, McMinn County, Tenn.

Sarah Rebecca (Pannell)

-Moser
Feb 24, 1896 - Apr 6, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. S. R. MOSER MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. S. R. Moser, aged 45 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon were held Monday at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are three children, Jesse V. Warner, Mrs. Loraine Wood and Marion Wesley Warner, all of Corsicana; a grandchild, six brothers and six sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 7, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Henry Caldwell Warner buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Tx. 2nd husband John K. Moser; d/o Elias Washington Pannell & Mary Etta (Gladney) Pannell buried in Oak Cliff cemetery, Dallas, Tx.

Jesse Vernon Warner
Oct 21, 1914 - Sep 11, 1944

Sgt. J. V. Warner Wounded Again

Mrs. Lorene Wood has received a telegram from the war department saying that her brother, Sgt. Jesse V. Warner, has been wounded again.

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T-Sgt. J. V. Warner Killed In Action Belgium Fighting

T-Sgt. Jessie V. Warner, 30, U. S. Army, infantry, veteran of nine years service and twice wounded in action in France, was killed in action in Belgium September 11, according to a telegram from the War Department received by his sister, Mrs. Lorene Wood, 405 South Twenty-Third and a half street.

Overseas two years, Sgt. Warner was first wounded on D-Day when the American forces stormed the beaches on the Cherbourg peninsula and was again wounded August 1. He had participated in major battles in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. Prior to entering the service he attended Hubbard high school.

A brother, Pvt. Wesley Warner, U. S. Army, infantry, is now stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.

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Mrs. Lorene Wood, whose brother, E-Cmt. Jesse Warner, was killed in action Sep. 11, in Belgium, received a sympathy card from General Marshall. The card stated that her brother had fought valiantly in a supreme hour of his country’s need and that his memory will live in the grateful heart of our nation.

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Jesse V. Warner Reburial Friday Afternoon Here

Reburial services for T-Sgt. Jesse V. Warner, killed in action September 11, 1944, in Belgium, will be held from the Memorial Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with the American Legion in charge of the services at the grave, Rev. J. B. Ousley, pastor, will conduct the rites.

Sgt. Warner enlisted in the Army October 21, 1935, and received the Purple Heart and Silver Star decorations. He was first wounded at Cherbourg at the D-Day storming of the French coast and again was wounded Aug. 1, 1944, prior to being killed in September. He was in Company L. 18th Infantry division and served two years overseas.

Surviving are his father, Henry C. Warner, Hubbard; a sister, Mrs. Curtis Wood; a brother, Wesley Warner; and a nephew, Wesley Ray Warner, all of Corsicana.

The body will arrive here Thursday morning.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Funeral Rites For Jesse V. Warner Held On Friday

Reburial rites for Sgt. Jesse V. Warner, 29, killed in action in Belgium, Sep. 11, 1944, after he had been wounded twice in previous engagements were held from the Memorial Baptist church, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ousley, pastor of the church. The American Legion and Texas National Guard were in charge of graveside rites.

Surviving are his father, Henry C. Warner, Hubbard; a brother, Curtis Wood, and a nephew, Wesley Ray Warner, all of Corsicana.

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William Bryan Holland
Sep 12, 1900 - Nov 16, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. B. HOLLAND WERE HELD MONDAY

Funeral services for W. B. Holland, 41, who was killed in an auto-train collision Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the church, and Rev. Mr. Weathers, Waco, and Rev. W. E. Curksey.

The automobile driven by Holland was struck by a northbound Southern Pacific Lines passenger train at the grade crossing immediately south of the railroad water tank on South Fifteenth street near where he resided. The car was demolished. Holland was pronounced dead when he arrived at the P. and S. Hospital in a Corley ambulance.

His death was the fourteenth auto fatality in Navarro county during 1941.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth Holland, Mexia; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Holland, Corsicana; two brothers, Aubry and Hubert Holland, both of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. Vera Green, Corsicana; Mrs. W. L. Bell, Barry, and Miss Vada Holland, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were O. V. Holland, Hugh Holland, Millard Patterson, Derward Patterson, O. C. Venable and A. G. Venable, all cousins.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 18, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bobbie Delaine (Sandefer) Holland; s/o Thomas Webster Holland & Elizabeth Mae “Lizzie” (Hodges) Holland

Richard Mattingly
Oct 2, 1872 - Nov 14, 1941

RICHARD MATTINGLY DIED EARLY FRIDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Richard Mattingly, aged 69 years, North Twenty-Third street, died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The IOOF Lodge No. 63 will have charge at the rites at the grave. Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.

A native of Hill county, Mattingly had resided in Corsicana for more than 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Byrd, Corsicana and Miss Margaret Mattingly, Beaumont; two sons, V. R. Mattingly, Houston and Douglas N. Mattingly, Beaumont; four grandchildren, and a half-brother, Elzia Booth, Wauraka, Okla.

Odd Fellows will be pallbearers.

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Notice Odd Fellows
Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the IOOF Hall at 9 o’clock Saturday morning to attend the funeral of Bro. R. Mattingly.

A. E. FOSTER, Noble Grand
L. F. FLYNN, Secretary.

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FUNERAL SERVICES RICHARD MATTINGLY SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Richard Mattingly, 69, who died in the P. and S. Hospital early Friday following a short illness, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the services.

A native of Hill county, Mattingly had resided in Corsicana for more than 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Byrd, Corsicana and Miss Margaret Mattingly, Beaumont; two sons, V. R. Mattingly, Houston and Douglas N. Mattingly, Beaumont; four grandchildren, and a half-brother, Elzia Booth, Wauraka, Okla.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, had charge of the rites at the grave. Odd Fellows were pallbearers.

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John L. Woollard/Woolard
Jan 8, 1886 - Nov 3, 1941

LONGVIEW MAN ON VISIT HERE VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK

John L. Woolard, aged 55 of Longview, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Minnie Hill, 216 West Second Avenue, Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with a heart attack. He was visiting here at the time he was stricken.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Leroy Brownlow, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Margaret Woolard, Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. Eula Woolard, Shamrock; two brothers, R. C. Woolard, Shamrock, and L. B. Woolard, Fort Darden, Wash., U. S. Army; a sister, Mrs. Hill, Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Terry McCary, Harold Aston, Jawie Marr, W. P. McCammon, E. M. Beckham and Cap Curington.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 4, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed h/o Myrtle I. (Logan) Woolard buried in Greenwood Memorial Park & Mausoleum Fort Worth, Texas); s/o Henry H. Woolard & Sarah Eula (Burke) Woolard (not sure if it is Woollard or Woolard-some places use either)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. L. WOOLARD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John L. Woolard, 55, of Longview, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4:40 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leroy Brownlow, Church of Christ minister.

Woolard died Monday afternoon with a heart attack while visiting relatives here.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Margaret Woolard, Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. Eula Woolard, Shamrock; two brothers, R. C. Woolard, Shamrock, and L. B. Woolard, Fort Darden, Wash., U. S. Army; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Hill, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Sarah Eula (Burke) Woollard
Dec 9, 1863 - Sep 20, 1944

MRS. EULA WOOLLARD DIED ON WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Mrs. Eula Woollard, age 81 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Hill, 509 North Main street Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Allen Harper, Church of Christ minister, will conduct the services.

Surviving are sons, R. C. Woollard, Shamrock; Lilliard B. Woollard, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Hill, Corsicana; a brother, G. R. Burks, Shamrock; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. A. Sowell, Henry Redden, Ernest Beckham, R. D. Fleming, Roy Bunch, L. M. Warren, Roy Harrison and M. B. George.

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Funeral Services Mrs. Eula Woollard Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Woollard, age 81 years, who died here Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Allen Harper, Church of Christ, minister, conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, a daughter, a brother and other relatives.

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Elwin Leonard Hargraves, Sgt.
Jan 18, 1921 - Aug 6, 1941

CORSICANA SOLDIER KILLED IN FIGHT IN BUS FILLED NEGROES

SGT. E. HARGRAVES SHOT BY NEGRO SOLDIER WHILE ON MILITARY POLICE DUTY

FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., Aug. 6.—(AP)—Two soldiers were killed and six other wounded, one seriously, in an outburst of gunfire inside a private bus carrying 25 to 20 negro soldiers from Fayetteville to nearby Fort Bragg early today.

The dead: Sergeant Elwin L. Hargraves, 20, of Corsicana, Texas, a military policeman, and Private Ned Turman, 27, of Ashton, S. C., negro member of the 76th Coast Artillery.

The most seriously injured was Private Allen E. Katzman, 22, of Sheridan, Pa., also a military policeman, who was shot through the neck.

Col. C. B. Elliott, commanding Fort Bragg, announced a board of inquiry would make a prompt investigation, pending which he ordered the military police to refrain from discussing the affray.

Detective Roy Godwin of Fayetteville said he was told Hargraves intervened when a dispute arose concerning the bus fare, and was kicked in the face by one of the passengers.

A scuffle ensued between the Sergeant and Turman, he said, in which Hargraves was killed with his own pistol, and several shots rang out. Then the detective related, Sergeant Russell Owens, 25, of Hartley, Ky., another M. P. entered the bus and shot Turman.

Fort Bragg authorities announced that all leaves to Fayetteville for negro soldiers had been cancelled.

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Sgt. Elwyn Hargraves, reported killed in North Carolina, Wednesday, enlisted at the local recruiting station and was first sent to Fort Sam Houston, infantry, July 6, a939.

Funeral services will be held here but arrangements are incomplete. Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Dollie E. Bamburg, 1513 South Eighteenth street, a brother, McAllister Hargraves and a sister, Iris Alweene Hargraves, all of Corsicana.

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ARRANGEMENTS FOR RITES FOR SOLDIER NOT YET COMPLETED

Funeral arrangements for Sgt. Elwyn L. Hargraves, 20, who was fatally shot early Wednesday morning near Fayetteville, N. C., had not been completed here early Thursday afternoon. The body is scheduled to be returned here for burial.

Sgt. Hargraves, a military policeman, is reported by the Associated Press to have been intervened in a dispute involving bus fare with Ned Turman, negro soldier, Aston, S. C., was shot fatally by Sgt. Russell Owens, 25, another M. P.

A military investigation was immediately inaugurated.

Sgt. Hargraves enlisted in the infantry at the local recruiting office, July 6, 1939 and was first sent to Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Dollie E. Bamburg, 1513 South Eighteenth Street; two brothers, McAllister Hargraves, Corsicana, and M. A. Hargraves, McAllen, Texas; a sister, Iris Alweene Hargraves, Corsicana and grandmother, Mrs. Addie Smith, Cleveland, Texas.

Sutherland0McCammon Funeral Home will be in charge.

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SGT. HARGRAVES BE BURIED SATURDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

RITES FOR SLAIN SOLDIER AT NORTHSIDE BAPTIST; MILITARY HONORS

Funeral services for Sgt. Elwyn L. Hargraves, 20, who was fatally shot early Wednesday morning near Fayetteville, N. C., will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Northside Baptist church with the Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Full military honors will be accorded the deceased at the grave.

The body arrived in Corsicana from Fort Bragg, N. C., Saturday morning at 10:10 o’clock over the Cotton Belt Lines.

Sgt. Hargraves, a military policeman, is reported by the Associated Press to have intervened in a dispute involving bus fare with Ned Turman, negro soldier who shot Sgt. Hargraves and in turn, was shot fatally by Sgt. Russell Owens, 28, another M. P.

A military investigation was held following the incident.

Sgt. Hargraves enlisted in the infantry at the local recruiting station, Jul. 6, 1939, and was sent to Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Dollie E. Bamburg, 1513 South Eighteenth street; two brothers, McAllister Hargraves, Corsicana, and M. A. Hargraves, McAllen, Texas; a sister, Iris Alweene Hargraves, Corsicana and grandmother, Mrs. Addie Smith, Cleveland, Texas.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SGT. HARGRAVES SATURDAY AFTERNOON

MILITARY HONORS WERE ACCORDED SOLDIER AT OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Sergeant Elwyn L. Hargraves, 20, who was killed near Fayetteville, N. C., Wednesday, were held from the Northside Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with full military honors at the grave, in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church. The body arrived here Saturday morning.

Sgt. Hargraves, a military policeman, was fatally shot when he is reported to have intervened in a disturbance on a bus in which negro soldiers were riding. A negro soldier, Ned Turman, was fatally shot by another military policeman, Sgt. Russell Owen, Associated Press reports stated.

Hargraves enlisted here July 6, 1939, and was sent to Fort Sam Houston for his first assignment, in the infantry.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Dollie E. Bamburg, Corsicana; two brothers, McAllister Hargraves, Corsicana, and M. A. Hargraves, McAllen; a sister, Iris Elweene Hargraves, Corsicana, and grandmother, Mrs. Addie Smith, Cleveland, Texas.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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Dorothy Ruth Farrar
Aug 18, 1923 - Nov 7, 1941

 

 


 
CORSICANA GIRL FATALLY INJURED BUS-TRUCK CRASH

MISS DOROTHY FARRAR DIED IN TYLER HOSPITAL FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

Dorothy Ruth Farrar, 18, is dead, and seven others were injured shortly after midnight a short distance west of Tyler when a Hillsboro Junior College bus was involved in a collision with a parked truck, advices from Tyler revealed.

The body of Miss Farrar, who died in the Mother Frances Hospital at 12:45 o’clock, was returned to Corsicana early Friday morning.

The party was en route home from Kilgore after attending a football game between Kilgore and Hillsboro Colleges. The Associated Press reported the impact sheared away almost all of one side of the bus.

In critical condition were Mary Frances Eastland, 18, of Hillsboro, with severe lacerations about the body and arms, and Madde Youngblood, Hillsboro, who received a head injury in addition to fractures of both legs and pelvis. Miss Eastland’s father was called for a blood transfusion.

Carolyn Rosson, Milford, broken arms and legs. Her condition is serious but not regarded as critical by hospital attches.

List Other Injured.
Others injured, not seriously, include:

Leah Beth Mitchell, Corsicana, broken jaw and facial lacerations.
Elizabeth Siddons, Hillsboro, head injury.
Mrs. Mina B. Johnson, Cleburne, right leg fractured.
Billy Gayle Emerson, Hillsboro, broken leg.
Marvin Miller of Corsicana, driver of the bus, was shaken and badly shocked, necessitating hospitalization. His condition was good Friday morning.

Associated Press dispatches from Tyler quoted Thomas George of Corsicana, a bus passenger, as saying Miller asserted he was blinded by lights of an approaching automobile and did not see the truck or flares which had been set beside it.

H. C. Sands, driver of the cattle truck, owned by P. B. Harper of Frederick, Okla., was drinking coffee in a nearby café when the collision occurred.

Misses Farrar, Youngblood and Eastland were taken to the Mother Frances Hospital. Misses Mitchell, Siddons and Rosson and Miller and Emerson, were treated at the Bryant Clinic, while Mrs. Johnson was taken to the Tyler Hospital and Clinic.

Joe Bob Tekell of Corsicana and other students escaped injury. Tekell had not returned to his home here early Friday morning but had telephoned his parents he was unhurt.

A number of friends and relatives of those in the accident went to Tyler at an early hour Friday morning.

Those not seriously injured were expected to be discharged from the Tyler hospitals during the day.

Schoolman Returns.
Following the accident, city police officers intercepted L. W. Hartsfield, president of the college and city school superintendent of Hillsboro, in Corsicana, en route home, and he immediately returned to Tyler. President Hartsfield was in a conveyance ahead of the bus involved and did not know of the accident until he was stopped by city officers at the intersection of Highways 75 and 31 here.

Miss Farrar graduated from Corsicana high school in 1940 and last year attended Abilene Christian College at Abilene. She recently enrolled in Hillsboro Junior College for this term.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Farrar, 504 South Thirty-Fifth street and two brothers, Robert and Roy Farrar, all of Corsicana.

Funeral Saturday.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Church of Christ. The rites are to be conducted by Leroy Brownlow, minister of the church, assisted by A. E. Walker, former local minister. Burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be C. A. Deveney, Chas. H. Harrison, Billy Bob Smalling, Billy Whitefield, R. A. Armistead, Cato Sherrer, Harold Borg and Robert Nix.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MISS FARRAR HELD SATURDAY MORNING

CORSICANA GIRL FATALLY INJURED IN HIGHWAY CRASH NEAR TYLER

Funeral services for Dorothy Ruth Farrar, 18, Hillsboro Junior College student, who was fatally injured in a school bus-truck accident near Tyler early Friday morning were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leroy Brownlow, minister of the local church and A. E. Walker, former minister of the church.

Pallbearers were C. A. Deveney, Chas. H. Harrison, Billy Bob Smalling, Billy Whitefield, R. A. Armistead, Cato Sherrer, Harold Borg and Robert Nix.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Farrar, and two brothers, Robert and Roy Farrar, all of Corsicana.

Miss Farrar was a member of the Scholarship club and the debate club during her high school years. She served two years as vice president of the National Forensic League of the high school, and participated in the declamation division in 1939, winning honors. Other activities in the high school included the Spelling Club, Home Economics Club and Shorthand and Literary Clubs. Graduating in 1940, Miss Farrar attended Abilene Christian College at Abilene last year and enrolled at the beginning of the fall term at the Hillsboro Junior College.

The accident occurred when the school bus, driven by Marvin Miller of Corsicana, also a student at Hillsboro College, struck a parked cattle truck a short distance west of Tyler. The collegians were en route home after attending the Kilgore-Hillsboro Junior College football game at the time of the accident.

Those injured in the crash that sheared one side of the bus away were rushed to three Tyler hospitals for treatment.

Those hospitalized in addition to Miss Farrar, were Mary Frances Eastland, 18, Hillsboro, and Madge Youngblood, also of Hillsboro, critical injuries: Carolyn Rosson, Milford; Leah Beth Mitchell, Corsicana; Elizabeth Siddons, Hillsboro; Mrs. Ina Johnson, Cleburne; Billy Gayle Amerson, Hillsboro and Miller. A number of students escaped injury.

Corley Funeral Home directed funeral arrangements.

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Ministers Assisted In Funeral Rites For Dorothy Ruth Farrar

Funeral services for Dorothy Ruth Farrar Saturday morning were conducted by Leroy Brownlow, assisted, by Ernest Finley, student preacher, Abilene, T. B. Thompson of Tyler, former minister of the local Church of Christ, and Don Morris, president of Abilene Christian College.

Additional pallbearers were Robert Finley and Robert Favor of Abilene Christian College.

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Teddy Dale Rowe, Jr.
May 10, 1978 - Feb 21, 2019

Obituary for Teddy Rowe
Teddy Dale Rowe Jr. of Dawson, Texas passed from this life on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Dallas. He was born in Dallas on May 10, 1978 to Teddy Dale Rowe and Glenda Carson Rowe. He married Jamie Dunn in 2003. Teddy was an outdoors man, enjoying nature and the wonders it provided. From hunting dove and ducks to fishing for crappie in area creeks and lakes. He enjoyed sports and spending time coaching his children in baseball and basketball.

Teddy is preceded in death by his father Teddy Rowe Sr., grandmother Betty Boyd and brother in law Jason Dunn. He is survived by his wife Jamie Rowe. Children; Jaden, Peyton and Tatum Rowe. Mother Glenda Rowe. Sisters; Tammie Montgomery, Tracie Rowe and Teresa Rowe. Grandfather Norris Dye and a number of extended family members.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday afternoon, March 2, 2019 at 2:30pm with his cousin Rev. Chris Rowe officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Cemetery Details
Dresden Cemetery
13500 Farm to Market 744
Barry, TX, 75102


Esther B. (Brown) Morris
Apr 6, 1918 - Apr 2, 1942

MRS. ESTHER MORRIS DIED WEDNESDAY IN JESTER COMMUNITY

Mrs. Esther Morris, aged 24 years, wife of F. P. Morris of Jester, died at the family residence Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Jester Assembly of God church Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. L. Tomlinson.

Surviving are her husband and a daughter, Metty Ann Morris, both of Jester; father, J. F. Stockard, Purdon; two brothers, Charles F. and Silas Stockard, both of Purdon; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Ward, Donald Woodard, Silma Dixon, Grady Turner, Melvin Turner and Duial Woodard.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Annie Elizabeth (Leggott) Davis-Shearing-Anderson-Crider
Mar 28, 1871 - Aug 25, 1942

MRS. J. O. D. CRIDER DIED AT HOME NEAR DAWSON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. O. D. Crider, aged 71 years, who died Tuesday at the family home several miles southeast of Dawson, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Shiloh church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. Mrs. Crider was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Dawson; two nephews, Arthur and Charles Leggott, both of Waco; two step-sons, J. H. Crider, Corsicana, and R. L. Crider, Roswell, N. M.; four step-daughters, Mrs. Cecil Cook, Mexia; Mrs. Herman Adams, Waco; Miss Naomi Crider, Dallas, and Mrs. Sam Marshall, Amarillo, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug. 26, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Annie shares a triple monument with husbands I. J. Davis and Noah Chatham Anderson, Jr.)
    1st husband I. J. Davis married Apr. 2, 1890 McLennan county, Tx. 2nd husband J. W. Shearing married Aug. 3, 1900 Navarro county, Tx. 3rd husband Noah Chatham Anderson, Jr. married Feb. 22, 1903 Navarro county, Tx. 4th husband James Olander David Crider married Apr. 24, 1918 buried in New Pursley cemetery d/o Thomas Leggott and Sarah (McDougal) Leggott buried in Liberty Grove Cemetery, West, McLennan Co., Tx.

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