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Patsy Ann (Redmon) Gorden
Sept 24, 1950 - Feb 17, 2019
 
Patsy Ann (Redmon) Gorden was born Sept. 24, 1950 in Bonham to Varley and Myrtle Redmon. They both preceded her in death.
She lost her short battle to cancer on Feb. 17, 2019 at home in Purdon, Navarro County surrounded by loved ones.
Patsy was married to the love of her life, Tommy Gorden and together they had two girls, Teresa Cline of Bonham and Cindy Daniels of Princeton.
Patsy enjoyed spending time with family and helping others. She was a helper at heart and provided a strong source of strength and support to all of her loved ones. Patsy also enjoyed vacationing and cruising with family and friends along with the occasional casino excursions.
She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Cline and Cindy Daniels; sister, Deborah Redmon of Purdon; brother, Ronnie Redmon of Purdon and sister Pamela Mendiola of Grapevine; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services to celebrate Patsy's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at at Navarro Mills Baptist Church, 1095 FM 667 Purdon, Texas and again at 2 p.m. Saturday March 16, 2019 First Baptist Church Randolph, 209 N Hall St. in Randolph, Texas.

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James Ernest Cummmins
Jun 5, 1928 - Feb 24, 2019

James Ernest Cummins went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at age 90. He was born on June 5, 1928 in Rice to Marvin Ernest and Jimmie Leona Mahaley Cummins.

Upon graduation from Rice High School in 1945, James served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the battleship U.S.S. Iowa. He went on to earn a Bachelors of Science Degree with honors, in agricultural education from Texas A&M University, class of 1949. He also earned a Master's of Science Degree from East Texas State University in 1954. After retiring from public education, he earned a J.D. from Baylor University in 1980 and became a member of the Texas State Bar. He remained active in his law practice in Corsicana for 39 years, until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son James Randall Cummins.

He is survived by his wife, Helga Cummins; his brother John Richard (Joan) Cummins; children, Cheryl Nan (Glen) Kitchens and Rodric Ernest (Connie) Cummins; daughter-in-law Kay Cummins; five grandchildren, Jill (Morgan) Ephlin, Shelley (Jordan) Golden, Meghan (Jared) Mazzola, Joni (Randall) Heye, and Taylor (Cayla) Cummins; and eight great grandchildren.

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Jesus "Jesse" G. Cuevas
abt 1967 - Feb 4, 2019

Jesus (Jesse) G. Cuevas, 51, passed in peace, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
Jesse was well known for his company, JC Roofing Co., as well as a kind hearted, honest, caring man, who brought life, joy, and laughter to our world.
He was preceded in death by his brother Carlos Cuevas.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa of 11 years; step-children, Brenda Contreras, Joe (Emily) Galindo, Fr. Oscar Galindo, and Elizabeth (Jonatan) Munoz; god-son Gonzalo Alvarado, father Pedro, mother Ester, brothers Juan and Hector Cuevas; sisters Yolanda and Lourdes; Harold Sanches who he loved as a father, and many loving grandchildren, god-children, nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Funeral and wake services will be held from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 to 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church located at 3000 TX-22, Corsican TX.
Mass with burial service to follow at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2019.

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Ralph Hayden Richardson, Jr.
Oct 26, 1928 - Feb 4, 2019

Ralph Hayden Richardson, Jr., age 90, of Gun Barrel City, departed this life for his heavenly home Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Trucare Living Centers in Palestine. He was born in Corsicana on Oct. 26, 1928 to Ralph Richardson, Sr. and Ina Pearl Bailey Richardson.

Ralph was a United States Air Force Veteran who served during the Korean War. He made a long career as a real estate broker, selling lake property. He enjoyed hunting in his younger days and developed a passion for fishing as he grew older. He cherished his years on Cedar Creek Lake where he was able to fish year round and simply enjoy the water.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ina Pearl Richardson, two brothers and four sisters, and one infant son, Robert John Richardson.

He is survived by his daughters, Patsy Busi and husband Herbert Busi, III of Louisiana, Rhonda McNicholas of California, Trena Grunnet and husband Walter Grunnet of California; sons, Ralph Richardson, III and wife Kathleen Richardson of Palestine, Rich Richardson and wife Joan Richardson of Plano; sister, Bonnie Elizabeth Vaughn and husband Robert L. Vaughn of Dallas; sister-in-law, Jennie M. Richardson of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to honor the life of Ralph will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the Rhone Reflection Room.

Memorial and cremation services in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.

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Van L. Neason, Sr.
Feb 4, 1946 - Feb 10, 2019

SFC (Ret) Van L. Neason Sr, 73, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10 2019 at his home in Corsicana. He was born Feb. 4, 1946 in Ennis to the parentage of Virgil and Pearl Neason (Jackson) of Ennis.

He was raised in Ennis and attended Carver High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1964 and received training as a construction engineer. The next 21 years were spent traveling the world with stateside assignments at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Fort Belvoir, Virginia and overseas assignments to Korea, Vietnam, and especially Germany, where he had several assignments and spent 12 years (and met his wife.)

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. In his military career, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three service stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, among numerous other military decorations.

He retired as a Sgt. First Class from the U.S. Army in 1985 after 21 years of service and used his experience as a Construction Engineer Supervisor to start Nirvana Construction, a successful construction business based in Corsicana. He was especially proud of his work with the Texas Department of Housing, Texas Veterans Land Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in building quality affordable housing for low income families, rural families and veterans. His work was recognized with several awards such as the USDA Rural Development Builder of the Year.

Van was known for his optimistic outlook on life, his sense of humor, and especially his honesty and integrity. He was well liked in the community because he truly cared and treated everyone with respect. Relationships and people were valued more than money. Van was a people person who always had a big smile on his face and easily sparked up conversations (even in Vietnamese, Korean, or German; all of which he spoke almost fluently.) He loved to hunt and fish and continued to do so even after his vision was lost. He took great pride in his marksmanship and was known for his expert shot, as evidenced by numerous awards and accolades for his abilities.

Van was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Pearl Neason, and his brother Andrew Neason.

Van is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gaby Neason as well as five children: Patrick Neason and his wife Melissa Neason; Vicky Neason; and Van L. Neason, Jr. all of Corsicana; Regina Neason of Red Oak and Nancy Neason of Richmond, Virginia; siblings Neddra King, Earnest Neason, Ollie Neason, Willie Hill, Marie Neason, and Lynn Neason.

Van is also survived by his many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, god children and extended family. He absolutely cherished his family and had pictures of them all on his office wall that he would proudly show to every visitor.

A celebration of life service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Star Hall, 4345 West State Hwy 31 in Corsicana.

In accordance with Van's wishes, his ashes will be spread in a small private ceremony on the Richland‐Chambers lakefront property he treasured so dearly.

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Tamara (Cheney) Minatra
Apr 29, 1962 - Feb 13, 2019

Our forever loved Tamara "Tammy" Minatra, 56, of Richland passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Waco. She was born April 29, 1962 to Nelson and Gloria Cheney.

She was one in a million! She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all that knew and loved her. Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure. She loved beyond words and will be missed beyond words.

She was preceded in death by her father, Nelson Cheney.

Tammy is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Billy Jack Minatra of 17 years. She is also survived by her mother, Gloria Cheney of Texarkana; son, Joey Lewis and wife Destiny of Corsicana; daughter, Amanda Rocha and husband Eric of Idalou, Texas; siblings, Nelson Cheney, Jr. and wife Betty, Brian Cheney and wife Grace, Tracy Miller and husband Ivan, Micki Valadez and husband Isaac; grandchildren, Lilo, JuJu, Jr., Ford Lewis, Ethan and Emery; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Tammy's life will be held at a later date. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Leroy Barber
Dec 17, 1955 - Feb 26, 2019
 
Kenneth Leroy Barber, 63 of Corsicana passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. He was born in Corsicana to Dealey and Raymond L. Barber on Dec. 17, 1955. He retired from the city of Corsicana in March 2013.
He was a wonderful person with a kind loving spirit. He loved spending time with family and friends. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Jason Barber; mom, Dealey Barber and brother, Alan Barber.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debra Barber; daughter, Kayla Simmington and husband Justin; father, Raymond L. Barber; granddaughter, Jaycee Simmington; grandson, Jaxon Simmington; siblings, Carolyn Phillips, Raymond Barber, Thelma Neal, Delores Latham, Linda Holifield, Bill Barber and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will b held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Williams officiating.
Interment to follow at Grape Creek. Pallbearers will be James Shelton, Dennis Dickerson, Buddy Kirk, David Jock, Wally Jenkins and James Ewing.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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John Baker
Sep 3, 1958- Feb 25, 2019
 
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee." Jeremiah 1:5a
Bishop John Baker was born Sept. 3, 1958 in Houston. He was the eighth out of nine children born to the union of Celester and Leola Mae Baker. Unlike his brothers, Bishop Baker was given a name without any family connection, his parents simply named him, John. Even as a young child, kids would call him preacher boy.
As a young child, Bishop would visit his Big Momma's house in Ennis and he would observe his grandma reading the bible and going to church, which was a must at her house. Often times in church he would imitate the preacher not realizing at the time that God was preparing him for a special task.
Bishop Baker received most of his formal education in the Houston Independent School District. He also attended Navarro College and earned his Bachelor of Religious Arts in Theology degree from the Clarion School of Ministry.
While living in Houston, Bishop Baker faced several challenges, and it was during the lowest point in his life he heard the voice of God telling him to relocate to Ennis. He hadn't figured out all of the details and he knew that he would be leaving his young daughter, Sandra but believed that life had something better to offer him.
In 1988, Bishop Baker moved to Ennis and his life changed dramatically. He joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor R.L. Gant and begin to flourish under this ministry. He was called into the ministry in 1999 and served in several ministries including: being the adult class Sunday school teacher; a member of the adult choir; Street Ministry; Ellis County Jail Ministry and the Way-Out Outreach Ministry.
In 1991, he married Vanessa and through this marriage he was gifted three daughters: Chasity, Semetric and Adrienne. Bishop Baker and Vanessa formed a spiritual bond which remained closely knit for over 27 years.
in 1994, God called him to serve as the under-shepherd of Harmony Baptist Church. as the Pastor of Harmony, Bishop Baker instilled into the members a holiness lifestyle. His dynamic messages would prompt individuals to live a life devoted to God. Throughout his sermons, you would hear quotes such as "No tipping, and dipping, or midnight slipping," and "No fussing, and cussing, or other people's business discussing." He also reminded the congregants that it's either "Holiness or hell." Some of his accomplishments as Pastor of Harmony Baptist Church includes: A Street Ministry; The Navarro County Jail Ministry; Huntsville deathrow inmate visitation; purchased a city block for ministry expansion and renovated the sanctuary. Bishop Baker was very faithful to the work to which God called him and could be found in every service until his health failed him.
In 1998, Baker was called to the office of Bishop and was ordained by Bishop Robert Davis. He founded the Open the Blinded Eyes True Holiness Ministries Organization and oversaw several churches including Trinity Worship Center in Houston; Faith-to-Faith Ministries in Burleson and Gospel Springs International in Fort Worth and Kenya, Africa.
Bishop Baker was a well-known figure throughout Navarro County and Served on various charitable boards. He was instrumental in the formation of the Dream Center which was a home to assist those battling drug addictions. He served as the Chairman of the Board for the Salvation Army of Navarro County, The Housing Authority of Navarro County and the Navarro County Food Pantry.
Bishop Baker assisted in the organization of Compassion Corsicana which centralizes social services and provide residents with opportunities to better themselves. He was also appointed by former State Representative Byron Cook to serve on the State of Texas Health Disparities Board. In addition, Bishop Baker served as a rotating chaplain at the local hospital where God has used him to perform countless miracles.
Bishop John Baker was great at every task he undertook whether that was being a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, pastor and bishop. Many knew that Bishop was a phone call away and he would rush to them in their time of need.
On Monday, February 25, 2019, God felt the need for Bishop Baker to take a rest in the covert of his wings (Psalm 61:4) surrounded by family and friends, Bishop Baker submitted to the will of God.
Those who have experienced God's full glory ahead of Bishop John Baker includes: his father, Celester R Baker; his mother, Leola Mae baker; his mother-in-law, Wanda Kidd; his father-in-law, James Perkins; brothers, Celester W. Baker and Charles baker; sisters, Maxine Elmore and Exie Donaldson.
Those left to join Bishop Baker again include: his wife, Vanessa baker; his daughters, Sandra Baker of Houston; Chasity (Cary) Portis, Semetric (Allen) Walker, and Adrienne Perkins, all of corsicana; His six grandchildren, Amiriya, Ashlynne, Jabraylon, Allen II, Cary II, and Carsyn who loved him dearly and affectionately called him PaPa; his siblings, Roy (Beverly) Baker, Larry Sr. (Jean) Baker, Charolette (Don) Hall, and Carl Baker; his sister-in-law, Jauslyn Baker; his nieces and nephews; his extended Perkins and Kidd family; longtime prayer child, Tadrian Hevey; his Harmony Baptist Church and Open the Blinded Eyes True Holiness Ministries family.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at Harmony Baptist Church, 411 E. 12th Ave. in Corsicana.
The Celebration of Healing Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Ennis Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 800 E. Freeman in Ennis. Elder R. L. Gant, Pastor.

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Eva Marie (Aldama) Barlow
Jul 11, 1938 - Feb 27, 2019
 
Eva Marie Aldama Barlow, passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2019 at the age 80 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born July 11, 1938 in Corsicana to Gabino Aldama and Abrana Tarin Aguilar Aldama.
Eva retired in 2004 after working many years in Human Resources at Tom's Food and Corsicana Bedding. She was a past member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and most recent member of Northside Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Fred Barlow of 48 years; siblings, John Aldama, Beatrice Aldama Gonzales, Lois Aldama Guerrero, Cecil Aldama, Ruth Aldama Fletes and George Aldama.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Mona Barlow; grandchildren, Hagen Barlow and Reece Barlow; brothers and sister-in-law, Richard Aldama and wife Linda of Corsicana, and Ben Aldama of Bentonville, Arkansas along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Twilight Home for the loving care for Eva.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating.
Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 7610 North Stemmons Suite 600 Dallas, Texas 75207; www.alzfdn.org

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Shirley Ann Ashley
Jan 31, 1944 - Feb 27, 2019

Shirley Ann Ashley, 75, of Chatfield passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation in Italy, Tx.
Visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Chatfield Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Diggs officiating.

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Shirley Ann Ashley, 75, of Chatfield, Texas passed away February 27, 2019 from a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Shirley was born on January 31, 1944 in Oplin, Texas to Ivel and Mae Ashley.

Shirley earned her BSN degree and worked as a nurse at Ennis Regional Medical Center for over 40 yrs. before retiring. Shirley loved to travel, crochet in her early years, attend blue grass and gospel events, but most of all loved her family and friends. Shirley was an amazing person and loved by all who knew her. She was a strong smart woman who loved life. She brought light to darkness, happiness to sadness and strength to weakness. She was the glue that held her family together and will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivel and Mae Ashley; brothers, Don, Carl and Pete Ashley; sisters, Margie Taylor, Ruthie Ashley and Sue Ashley.

Shirley is survived by her brother Joe Ashley, sister Wanda Rice, sister-in-law Pat Ashley and many nieces and nephews she helped raise.

Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at New Chatfield Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Diggs officiating.

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Dorothy Louise (Grantham) Boyd
Dec 26, 1931 - Feb 27, 2019

Dorothy Boyd, 87 of Mildred passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. She was born at the old P & S Hospital in Corsicana on Dec. 26, 1931 to John and Eula Grantham.
She graduated from Mildred High School in 1950. She graduated from Navarro College and was a member of the original "Barracks Bunch". She worked for the city of Corsicana for 33 years. She then continued on at the Corsicana Senior Activity Center until the fall of 2018. She was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church and a 60 plus year member of Eastern Star. She created a home full of love and laughter for generations of family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Vernon Boyd; her daughters, Becky Burns and husband, Roy of Corsicana, Sandy Weiers and husband, Jerry of Glendale, Arizona and son Johnny Rob Boyd and wife Cindy of Corsicana. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Garrett Minter, Rick and Ashley Burns, Heather and Jacob Wasinger, Hayden Boyd, Heath Boyd and Chrissy and Brandon Hawn. She has five great-grandchildren; Natalie and Abby Burns, Hank Boyd and Clayton and Connor Hawn.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with the funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bill Manney officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons; Garrett Minter, Rick Burns, Heath Boyd, Hayden Boyd, and Jacob Wasinger with other relatives Jason Baker and Eric Steele. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Randy Boyd, Jimmy Boyd, Bill Massey, Donnie Steele, Abe Steele, Bobby Grantham and J.D. Wright.
Memorials may be made to Eureka United Methodist Church, 8644 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, Texas 75109 or the Eureka Cemetery Association.

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Wendellyn Diane (Cox) Ainsworth-Jacobs
Nov 28, 1949 - Feb 27, 2019

Diane Ainsworth Jacobs, 69, of Corsicana, went to be with her Heavenly Father Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at Baylor Medical Center Dallas.
She was born Nov. 28, 1949, in Corsicana to Wendell and Betty Cox. She grew up all over the United States as her father was a pipeliner. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1968. She received a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Dallas Baptist University, a teaching certification from Tarleton University and a Master's of Science Degree from Texas A&M University Commerce.
Diane married Kenneth Ainsworth in October of 1968, they were married for almost 34 years before his death in 2002. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Betty Fuller, and her niece, Beth Cox.
Diane was employed with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Corsicana for more than 20 years before becoming a teacher. She taught special education in Corsicana, Mexia State School and Blooming Grove for more than 20 years before retiring to care for her mother.
She married A.L. "Jake" Jacobs, Kenneth's best friend, in August of 2012. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Corsicana for many years before transferring to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jake Jacobs of Corsicana; her daughter, Niece Ainsworth Hansen of Corsicana; her step-daughter, Mary Jane Brown of Greenville; her brother, Terry Cox and Marilyn of Glen Rock, Pa; her grandsons, Rowdy, Luke and Cutter Hansen of Corsicana and D.J. and Justin Brown of Greenville and Jordan Young of Rice; her granddaughters, Melanie Hansen Chambers of Kemp and Marissa Brown Hall of Greenville; numerous brothers and sisters in-laws from her Jacobs family; her niece, Jen Janus of West Virginia, and other nieces and nephews from her Jacobs family; six great granddaughters and two great grandsons; and many friends and former students.
Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. with the funeral following at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Interment to follow at Hamiliton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Rowdy, Luke and Cutter Hansen and Jordan Young and nephews, Dan Greer, Michael Jacobs, Lance Hughes and Randall Jacobs.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Hughes, Ray Jacobs, Mark Chapman, Kenneth Lewis and Robert Hoskins.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church or Gideon Bibles in the name of Diane Jacobs.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 1, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • CHS 1968
  • w/o Kenneth Ainsworth & A.L. "Jake" Jacobs; d/o Mavis Thorrin Cox & Betty Berniece (Lindsey) Cox

Sidney Howard Horn
May 17, 1877 - Oct 9, 1941

SID HORN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Sid Horn, aged 64 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital shortly after noon Thursday. He had been ill for some time.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Thursday afternoon.

He had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life, and was a nightwatchman at the compress for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four children, William Horn, Corsicana; Mrs. Bertie Nichols, Ohio; Duke Horn, San Francisco, and Mrs. Hazel Berry, Palestine; and several grandchildren.

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RITES FOR PIONEER CORSICANA RESIDENT NOT ANNOUNCED YET

Funeral arrangements for Sid Horn, 64, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Thursday afternoon, had not been completed early Friday afternoon pending the arrival of a son from California and a daughter, from Ohio.

Horn had been a nightwatchman at the Corsicana Compress for a number of years. He had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four children, William Horn, Corsicana; Mrs. Bertie Nichols, Ohio; Duke Horn, San Francisco, and Mrs. Hazel Berry, Palestine; and several grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR SID HORN

Funeral services for Sid Horn, a nightwatchman, who died at the P. and S. Hospital, early Thursday afternoon, will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four children, William Horn, Corsicana; Mrs. Bertie Nichols, Ohio; Duke Horn, San Francisco, and Mrs. Hazel Berry, Palestine; and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Katie Wright, Dee Poindexter, Jimmy Andrews, Hale Burleson, Clint Paschal and Charlie Vest.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR SID HORN, WHO DIED ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Sid Horn, 64, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four children, William Horn, Corsicana; Mrs. Bertie Nichols, Ohio; Duke Horn, San Francisco, and Mrs. Hazel Berry, Palestine; and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kathie Wright, Dee Poindexter, Jimmy Andrews, Hale Burleson, Clint Pachall and Charlie Vest.

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Encarnacion (Soto) Briones
1851 - Jan 12, 1941

Aged Woman Dies At Home Here Sunday burial on Monday

Mrs. Encarnacion Briones about 85 years of age, died at her home in East Corsicana Sunday night at 8 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Mexican Presbyterian Mission in East Corsicana. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Emanuel Adame.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Claude McCoy Wood
Jul 2, 1903 - Nov 27, 1945

RITES FOR VICTIMS OF TRUCK ACCIDENT TUESDAY

A double funeral service for R. A. Ratliff, aged 62 years, and his son-in-law, C. M. Wood, 42, both of Houston, fatally injured Tuesday night in a truck mishap, were held from the Assembly of God Church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Enlow, minister of the church. Both men formerly resided in Corsicana. They were riding in an oil company truck when it figured in a collision with another truck near Houston, according to information received here relative to the accident.

Surviving Ratliff are his wife of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Wood, Houston, and Mrs. Lillie Mae Moore, Corsicana; two sons, J. A. Ratliff, and Jessie L. Ratliff, U. S. Army, Corsicana; five step-children, Ruby Brewer, Viola Laster, Jessie Laverne Owen, Bobbie Jean Cowen and Billie Dean Cowan, all of Houston; a niece, Mrs. Thelma Dunlap, Corsicana, whom was reared in the Ratliff home, and other relatives.

Wood is survived by his wife of Houston; two daughters, Gladys Geraldine and Barbara Ann Wood, both of Houston; four sons, Claud James, Richard T. , Daniel Lee and Robert Lee Wood, all of Houston; four step-children, Clarence E. Lucas, Dorothy B. Lucas, Ruby Mae McMillan, all of Houston, and Mervin L. Lucas, U. S. Navy; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Wood, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Bickerstaff, Houston, and Mrs. Elizabeth Bokers, Oklahoma; a brother, Virgil H. Wood, Houston, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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DOUBLE FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TWO KILLED IN CRASH

Double funeral services for R. A. Ratliff, aged 62 years, and his son-in-law, C. M. Wood, about 45 years of age, both of Houston, are scheduled from the Assembly of God church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Enlow, minister of the church.

The men were fatally injured Tuesday night in an oil field truck collision near Houston, according to information received here. They were in the same truck transporting a boiler while the other truck, owned by the same company was loaded with a huge pump.

Ratliff had resided in Corsicana for many years before moving to Houston several months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. C. M. Wood, Houston, and Mrs. Jack Moore, Corsicana; two sons, J. A. Ratliff, Corsicana, and Jesse L. Ratliff, U. S. Army; five step-children, a niece, Mrs. Thelma Dunlap, Corsicana, whom was reared by Mr. Ratliff, and other relatives.

Wood is survived by his wife of Houston; six children, Claudie, Richard, Lee, Geraldine Wood, a small daughter another son whose names are not known here; four step-children, parents, two sisters and a brother.

The cortege is expected to arrive here Friday morning from Houston.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements here.

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Robert Arthur “Bob” Ratliff
Aug 3, 1883 - Nov 27, 1945

RITES FOR VICTIMS OF TRUCK ACCIDENT TUESDAY

A double funeral service for R. A. Ratliff, aged 62 years, and his son-in-law, C. M. Wood, 42, both of Houston, fatally injured Tuesday night in a truck mishap, were held from the Assembly of God Church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Enlow, minister of the church. Both men formerly resided in Corsicana. They were riding in an oil company truck when it figured in a collision with another truck near Houston, according to information received here relative to the accident.

Surviving Ratliff are his wife of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Wood, Houston, and Mrs. Lillie Mae Moore, Corsicana; two sons, J. A. Ratliff, and Jessie L. Ratliff, U. S. Army, Corsicana; five step-children, Ruby Brewer, Viola Laster, Jessie Laverne Owen, Bobbie Jean Cowen and Billie Dean Cowan, all of Houston; a niece, Mrs. Thelma Dunlap, Corsicana, whom was reared in the Ratliff home, and other relatives.

Wood is survived by his wife of Houston; two daughters, Gladys Geraldine and Barbara Ann Wood, both of Houston; four sons, Claud James, Richard T. , Daniel Lee and Robert Lee Wood, all of Houston; four step-children, Clarence E. Lucas, Dorothy B. Lucas, Ruby Mae McMillan, all of Houston, and Mervin L. Lucas, U. S. Navy; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Wood, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Bickerstaff, Houston, and Mrs. Elizabeth Bokers, Oklahoma; a brother, Virgil H. Wood, Houston, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 30, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Roxie (Jones) Ratliff [married Dec 5, 1902 buried in Birdston cemetery]; assumed 2nd wife Johnnie (Emmons) Ratliff married Feb 3, 1917 (not sure of father); s/o James E. Ratliff & Ellen A. (Smith) Ratliff

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DOUBLE FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TWO KILLED IN CRASH

Double funeral services for R. A. Ratliff, aged 62 years, and his son-in-law, C. M. Wood, about 45 years of age, both of Houston, are scheduled from the Assembly of God church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Enlow, minister of the church.

The men were fatally injured Tuesday night in an oil field truck collision near Houston, according to information received here. They were in the same truck transporting a boiler while the other truck, owned by the same company was loaded with a huge pump.

Ratliff had resided in Corsicana for many years before moving to Houston several months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. C. M. Wood, Houston, and Mrs. Jack Moore, Corsicana; two sons, J. A. Ratliff, Corsicana, and Jesse L. Ratliff, U. S. Army; five step-children, a niece, Mrs. Thelma Dunlap, Corsicana, whom was reared by Mr. Ratliff, and other relatives.

Wood is survived by his wife of Houston; six children, Claudie, Richard, Lee, Geraldine Wood, a small daughter another son whose names are not known here; four step-children, parents, two sisters and a brother.

The cortege is expected to arrive here Friday morning from Houston.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements here.

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Johnnie Grace (Wilson) Wood
Nov 21, 1917 - May 4, 2010

Johnnie Grace (nee Wilson) Wood died on May 4, 2010 in Houston, Texas. She was born on November 21, 1917 in Manitou, Oklahoma and was preceded in death by her husband, David Gladstone Wood, son, John David Wood, and parents, John and Maybelle Cain Wood.

Mrs. Wood died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of May 4th in her home on Bering Drive. A fiercely independent woman, she had returned to Houston from Corsicana, Texas, in 1999 to live close to her surviving children. She expressed her creativity through her gardening and sewing, including numerous handmade quilts and doll clothes she made for Toys for Tots. She drew strength and inspiration from her mother, who was an outspoken opponent of the Ku Klux Klan in Tillman County, Oklahoma during the 1920s. A characteristic moment for Mrs. Wood was her refusal to convict a young man accused of felony possession of marijuana in a trial in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1972, resulting in a hung jury. In this instance and throughout her life, when convinced of the rightness of her position, she was immovable.

Mrs. Wood is survived by her daughter, Karen Janene Kirby, and her son, Jerry Alan Wood, both of Houston, her granddaughter, Johanna Celeste Wood, of Needville, Texas, and her nieces Phyllis Jean Propes of Fort Worth, Barbara Joanne Smith of The Woodlands, and Beverly Wood of Lakeville, Minnesota. Her caregivers in her last years, Catarina Martinez and Nora Martinez, held a special place in her heart.

A memorial service will be held at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama, Houston, 77098 on Friday, May 7, 2010 at half past one o'clock in the afternoon. Burial will be at a future date at Oaklawn Cemetery
[Oakwood cemetery] in Corsicana, Texas, where her late husband was laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Houston Hospice or Sheltering Arms Senior Services.

Notes:

  • Published in Houston Chronicle on May 6, 2010
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David Gladstone Wood

Emma Cordelia (Logan) Sears-Ferguson
Dec 12, 1864 - Jun 13, 1950

Mrs. E. S. Ferguson Funeral Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Sears Ferguson, 85, who died at her home in the Black Hills community Tuesday afternoon were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, Waco minister and former pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are four sons, E. C. Sears, Corsicana; Logan Sears, Lampasas; J. A. Logan, Sacramento, Calif. and Loyd Sears, Jefferson; five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Will Bennett, Mertens.

Pallbearers were Jim Goodwin, Dan Bennett, Joe Logan, W. D. Hall, Morris Pike, W. N. Hamilton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 15, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Jefferson Sears married Sep 19, 1886 2nd husband -assumed Robert Lafayette Ferguson married Aug 23, 1913
  • Monument has "SEARS"

Robert Leroy Hamilton, Sr.
Feb 12, 1863 - Mar 10, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. L. HAMILTON WERE HELD MONDAY

COMMUNITY LEADER FOR HALF CENTURY DIED IN DALLAS EARLY SUNDAY

R. L. Hamilton, age 78 years, financial, civic and church leader of Corsicana for the past half century, died Sunday morning at 3:30 o’clock in St. Paul’s Hospital, Dallas, following an operation several days ago.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, Jr., rector of the church.

The First National Bank, Corsicana Cotton Mills, United Charities, Corsicana Public Library and other institutions were closed during the funeral hours of the service.

Born in Hannibal, Mo., Feb 12, 1863, the son of the late Rev. Joseph Fletcher Hamilton and Susan Dacres Hamilton, he resided in Dallas, a number of years before coming to Corsicana about 50 years ago. His father was a member of the staff of General Lee in the Civil War and later was rector of St. Matthews, Episcopal church in Dallas in the early 1890s.

Mr. Hamilton was married to Miss Beuna Allyn , Nov. 9, 1898, in St. John’s church here. For many years he was senior warden and vestryman of the local congregation.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, R. L. Hamilton, Jr., Dallas; a brother, Rev. W. B. Hamilton, Yreka, Calif.; and three nieces, Misses Margaret Sue and Alice Ward, Denver, Colo.

At the time of his death Mr. Hamilton was president of the Corsicana Cotton Mills, Navarro Cotton Oil Company and the United Charities Association. He also was a member of the Corsicana Library board.

For many years he was cashier of the First Nation Bank here, and was prominent in Country Club circles as well as being connected with numerous other organizations of Corsicana and Navarro county.

He had served as one of the managing trustees of the Navarro Community Foundation since its establishment several years ago by the late F. N. Drane, capitalist and philanthropist, and also for years was a trustee of the Garitty Charity Association, founded by the late Capt. James Garitty, pioneer banker and business leader of Corsicana.

Mr. Hamilton had been a member of the library board for the past 23 years and was chairman of the building and grounds committee. The library was closed during the funeral hour.

Mr. Hamilton was a member of the committee in 1915 to write the constitution and by-laws for the Corsicana YMCA. This was the year the present YMCA building was opened for community service. He was then made a member of the YMCA board of directors and served the association for a number of years in that capacity. Activities were suspended at the YMCA during the funeral hour.

Pallbearers were J. N. Garitty, C. C. Roberts, M. E. Woodrow, Ed M. Polk, Jr., Ralph Stell, M. H. DeWitt, Porter Holloway, C. S. Stroud and C. L. Terry.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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IN MEMORY.

We the members of the Board of Directors of the United Charities Association, in regular council assembled, desire to as our first order of business, to acknowledge our gratitude, as well as that of the hundreds of members or the organization, to Almighty God for the Life, Character and Devoted Service of our faithful Friend and Colleague, R. L. Hamilton, who entered a higher sphere of Life Immortal on the Ninth Day of March in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty One.

Mr. Hamilton was a Christian Gentleman of high Principles and firm convictions for which he fearlessly stood at all times. Devoted Chruchman, Civic Leader, Friend of Humanity, he was tireless in his service to those organizations which seek to make Corsicana a better place in which to live and especially did he labor mightily in behalf of the United Charities, of which he was a director for twenty three years, and President for twelve years.

He was held in high esteem by the people of Navarro County in general and particularly by those in the City of Corsicana among whom he resided for more than fifty years, and whom he served in various positions of trust in the civic activities of the community. He was a man who having committed himself stood by his word, and could always be counted upon to give his sincere, thoughtful opinion on matters of policy. His views were respected as being the considered opinion of a man noted for his fairness and justice.

We shall miss his presence in our midst, but we trust that even though we lack his counsel, we shall carry forward the work to which he gave of himself unstintingly. In the larger, sense he is still with us for the good that he die will continue always. The words of Grace Nell Crowell might well have been the beacon of his life.

Because I have been sheltered, fed,
By Thy good care,
I cannot see another’s lack
And I not share
My glowing fire, my loaf of bread,
That he, too may be comforted.

Because love has been lavished so
Upon me, Lord,
A wealth I know that was not meant
For me to hoard,
I shall give to those in need.
The cold, and hungry clothe and feed,
Thus shall I show my thanks indeed.

We wish also to convey to his bereaved Wife and Son, and other sorrowing Kindred, our sincere sympathy, and to that end we hereby order that a copy of this Resolution he sent them that may be assured that we share in their Faith that their loved one, and ours has entered life eternal, and our prayer is, “May he rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon him.”

A copy of this Encomium is ordered entered in the minutes of the United Charities Association that those who come after may know who has gone before, and also as this expression of regard is shared by hundreds of friends, a copy is ordered sent to the Daily Sun for publication.

Witness our hand this Thirteenth Day of March in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred Forty One.

C. R. Haden, Jr., Mrs. Ben F Blackmon, E. M. Polk, Jr., Fields C. Paul, Mrs. George F. Miller, J. N. Garitty, Adelina S. Watt, W. P. McCammon, Mrs. H. R. Stroube, Featus A. Pierce, Mrs. Homer Jester, J. A. Sowell, Louis Wolens, Robert L. Cason, Wayne R. Howell, M. A. Tekell, Mrs. Home Jester, N. Suttle Roberts, Mrs. Henry Iverson, Augusta Helm, Dorothy O’Berry.

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Myrtle Martha (Stevens) Beckham
May 16, 1893 - Apr 25, 1955

Mrs. Beckham Expires Monday

Mrs. E. M. Beckham, 63, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the family home, 1206 West Fourteenth avenue, Monday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon pending arrival of relatives.

She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Ernest N. Beckham and a daughter, Mrs. Emma May Smith both of Dallas; three grandchildren; a brother, Henry Stevens, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. May Howlett, Shaddux, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.

Corley will direct.

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Denise Ann (Gilbert) Milligan
Mar 16, 1866 - Feb 3, 1941

MRS. A. M. MILLIGAN DIED MONDAY NIGHT; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Alf M. Milligan, pioneer Navarro county resident, died at the family home, 1215 West Third avenue, early Monday night. A native of Louisiana, she had resided in Navarro county since early childhood.

Funeral rites are planned Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The service will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana, vice president of the First National Bank; two sons, Wayne Milligan, Streetman, and Ruben Milligan, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Brin, Dallas and Miss Tressie Milligan, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Alt Milligan and Bettie Jane Milligan, both of Streetman, and six sisters, Mrs. R. L. Reed, Dallas; Mrs. W. T. McConnell, Gridley, Calif.; Mrs. W. T. Grogan, Coolidge; Mrs. W. R. O’Neal, Mrs. Eula Gregory and Mrs. W. D. Easterling, all of Streetman.

Pallbearers will be A. P. Mays, Tate Lindsey, Chas. W. Croft, J. N. Garitty, Henry Davis, Richland; Clyde Cole, Streetman; J. N. Edens, Jr., and Frank Brock.

Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR MRS. MILLIGAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Alf M. Milligan, pioneer Navarro county resident, who died at the family home Monday night, were held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Milligan had resided in Navarro county since early childhood.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana, vice president of the First National Bank; two sons, Wayne Milligan, Streetman, and Ruben Milligan, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Brin, Dallas and Miss Tressie Milligan, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Alt Milligan and Bettie Jane Milligan, both of Streetman, and six sisters, Mrs. R. L. Reed, Dallas; Mrs. W. T. McConnell, Gridley, Calif.; Mrs. W. T. Grogan, Coolidge; Mrs. W. R. O’Neal, Mrs. Eula Gregory and Mrs. W. D. Easterling, all of Streetman.

Pallbearers were A. P. Mays, Tate Lindsey, Chas. W. Croft, J. N. Garitty, Henry Davis, Richland; Clyde Cole, Streetman; J. N. Edens, Jr., and Frank Brock.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

The First National Bank was closed during the funeral hour.

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Lynnwood Alvin Bradshaw, Sr.
May 2, 1906 - Aug 30, 1971

Bradshaw

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for a former Corsicana resident, Lynnwood A. Bradshaw, Sr., 65, of Tyler, who died there Monday. He was a native of Dennison and was a member of Northside Baptist Church here.

The Rev. David Hale, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, L. A. Bradshaw Jr., Tyler, and Billy Glenn Bradshaw, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Miss Mildred Bradshaw, Tucson, Aria.; two granddaughters and one grandson.

Pallbearers will be Joe Hambrick, Joe Deskin, Aubrey Hayes, R. D. Hamilton, T. F. Gregg and Jimmy Cantrell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 31, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Willie Louise (Ray) Bradshaw-Perkins married Nov 30, 1933 buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery; s/o John Matthew Bradshaw & Maud Allene (Lowe) Bradshaw

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Bradshaw

Funeral services for Lynnwood A. Bradshaw Sr., 65, Tyler, formerly of here, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. David Hale, pastor of Northside Baptist church of which he was a member, officiated.

Surviving are two sons, three grandchildren and a sister.

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Alonzo Perry Stewart
Apr 13, 1865 - Apr 16, 1941

ALONZO P. STEWART DIED HERE THURSDAY BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Alonzo P. Stewart, aged 70 years, died at his home, 504 South Nineteenth street, early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the family residence Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Stewart formerly resided in Rice, but had been in Corsicana for 13 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Miss Ada Stewart, Mrs. K. C. Woods, Mrs. W. H. Harrison and Mrs. D. C. Woods; a son, Ira Stewart, all of Corsicana; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Stover, E. A. Terry, Clarence Powell, Frank Young, J. L. Mann and Judge P. H. Geraughty.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. P. STEWART ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Alonzo P. Stewart, 70, who died early Thursday morning, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence, 504 South Nineteenth street. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Prior to moving to Corsicana 13 years ago, he resided at Rice.

Surviving are four daughters, Miss Ada Stewart, Mrs. K. C. Woods, Mrs. W. H. Harrison and Mrs. D. C. Woods; a son, Ira Stewart, all of Corsicana; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Stover, E. A. Terry, Clarence Powell, Frank Young, J. L. Mann and Judge P. H. Geraughty.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Denver Clifton “Cliff” Woods
Feb 18, 1903 - Nov 15, 1965

Cliff Woods Rites Tuesday

D. C. (Cliff) Woods, 62, retired cab driver, 42-B Northwest Apts. Died early Monday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim Haness, pastor of the Central Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Msgt. Vital Woods, Burkburnett; six daughters, Mrs. James Pike, Mesquite; Mrs. J. M. Coker, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Armstrong, Lovington, N. M.; Mrs. Billy Joe Robinson, Corsicana; Dianne and Nannette Woods, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, five brothers, K. C. Woods, Corsicana; Garland Woods, Dallas; Wilmer and Oscar Woods both of Fayette, Ala., and Joe Woods, Rossville, Ga.; four sisters, Mrs. Sally Gilmore, Newport, Ark.; Mrs. Esther Lamb and Mrs. Lillie B. Klersey, both of Sprinkley, Ark., and Mrs. Alla Martin, Hazen, Ark. and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 15, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ora Cecil (Stewart) Woods married Oct 25, 1923 buried in Resthaven Memorial Park cemetery, Corsicana, Tx; s/o William Clinton Woods & Alice Bell (Bobo) Woods

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Cliff Woods Rites Tuesday

Final rites for D. C. (Cliff) Woods, 62, retired cab driver, who died at his residence, 42-b Northwest Apts. Monday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Harness, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Msgt. Vital Woods, Burkburnett; six daughters, Mrs. James Pike, Mesquite; Mrs. J. M. Coker, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Armstrong, Lovington, N. M.; Mrs. Billy Joe Robinson, Corsicana; Dianne and Nannette Woods, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, five brothers, K. C. Woods, Corsicana; Garland Woods, Dallas; Wilmer and Oscar Woods both of Fayette, Ala., and Joe Woods, Rossville, Ga.; four sisters, Mrs. Sally Gilmore, Newport, Ark.; Mrs. Esther Lamb and Mrs. Lillie B. Klersey, both of Sprinkley, Ark., and Mrs. Alla Martin, Hazen, Ark. and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. T. Robinson, Jay Upton, H. B. Woods, Gerald Woods, L. H. Mathison, Mickey Holloway, Earl Prince and Bill Cowan.

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Newton Halbert “Buster” Clayton
Aug 12, 1903 - May 31, 1941

BUSTER CLAYTON BURIED SUNDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

J. H. (Buster) Clayton, aged 38 years, well known Corsicanan, died at the family residence here Saturday night, following injuries in an automobile accident near Chickasha, Okla., March 26.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the family home, 1516 West Fifth avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. H. Clayton, two brothers, Joseph A. Clayton, Oklahoma City, and W. F. (Zenie) Clayton, Corsicana, scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the Nation League, and other relatives.

Clayton received head and internal injuries in an accident that claimed the life of Ben Fortson, Jr., former Corsicanan. He was at the P. and S. Hospital for several weeks.

Pallbearers were Dude Ransom, James W. McCammon, W. E. Griffin, W. M. Peck, Jr., Jim Redden and Jimmie Lorimer.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home directed Arrangements.

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Evelyn “Eva” (Steward) Finch
Apr 16, 1886 - May 3, 1958

Mrs. R. K. Finch Dies Saturday

Mrs. R. K. Finch, 72, died at the family home, 630 North Fourteenth street, Saturday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Mrs. Finch was a native Texan.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, J. H. Finch, Rockdale and R. K. Finch, Jr., Groves; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Watts, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Goodman, Smithville, and Mrs. Beth Bolen, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ina Stevens, Hayfork, Calif.; four step-sisters, Mrs. Mary Watson, Kirkland; Mrs. Annie Gary, Floydada; Mrs. Nannie Maston, Floydada, and Mrs. Nettie Watson, Amarillo; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Grant Watts, Whit Stewart, Hub Ganze, George Bolen, J. W. Sheffield and Robert Joyner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 3, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o John Henry Steward and Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Buchanan) Cope-Steward buried in Chillicothe cemetery, Chillicothe, Texas

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Sunday Services For Mrs. Finch

Funeral services for Mrs. R. K. Finch, 72, who died at the family home, 620 North Fourteenth street Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister, assisted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Mrs. Finch was a native Texan.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, J. H. Finch, Rockdale and R. K. Finch, Jr., Groves; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Watts, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Goodman, Smithville, and Mrs. Beth Bolen, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ina Stevens, Hayfork, Calif.; four step-sisters, Mrs. Mary Watson, Kirkland; Mrs. Annie Gary, Floydada; Mrs. Nannie Maston, Floydada, and Mrs. Nettie Watson, Amarillo; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Grant Watts, Whit Stewart, Hub Ganze, George Bolen, J. W. Sheffield and Robert Joyner.

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Guy Dean Watts
Jun 3, 1932 - Jun 17, 1977

Guy Dean Watts

Services were Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Guy Dean Watts, 45, resident of Corsicana who died Friday.

Officiating was the Rev. Mickey Loftis with the Rev. Peyton Goodman assisting. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Peggy Watts of Corsicana; two sons, Michael Dean Watts and Timothy Eugene Watts both of Corsicana; his mother, Ruth Watts of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bobbie Pritchitt of Corsicana and Mrs. Doris Tanner of Irving; and one foster son, Clyde Logan of Irving.

Pallbearers were Ernest Douglas, James Doolen, Frank Massey, Charlie Smith, Stewart Beebee and Butch Hamilton.

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John Dudley Harman
Jan 3, 1876 - Sep 2, 1941

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS; BURIAL HERE

John Dudley Harman, aged 85 years, died at the family residence, 521 Rockwood, Dallas, Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Lamar and Smith Chapel, Rev. Leo Johnston, Oak Cliff Christian Church, officiating. The body was brought overland to Corsicana with burial in Oakwood cemetery slated at 4:14 o’clock. Oak Cliff Mason’s in charge of the rite at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Misses Frances and Anna Belle Harman, and a brother W. C. Harman, all of Dallas.

A native of Anderson county, he was reared in Corsicana, moving to Dallas, thirty-eight years ago. He was employed by the Mosher Steel Company for seventeen years and was a grocer for a number of years prior to his retirement five years ago.

Herman was a past master of Oak Cliff Masonic Lodge and was a member of all York Rite bodies.

He was a member of the Christian Church and was elder emeritus of the Oak Cliff Christian congregation.

Local arrangements were handled by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep. 3, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Frances (Brasher) Harman married Nov 8, 1898 2nd wife Mary Alice (Leighton) Harman; s/o Melford L. Harman & Lavinia Bentson (Prewitt) Harman (Lavinia is buried in Oak Cliff cemetery, Dallas, Tx.

Henry Seiver Wiggins
Dec 8, 1895 - Jul 10, 1941

Funeral Services For Henry Wiggins Saturday Morning

Funeral services for Henry Wiggins, 45, driller, who died suddenly at Bay City Thursday night, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Corsicana, Wiggins had resided in bay City for a number of years. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Bay City, a daughter, Mrs. Buster Guinn, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Jim Redden, Corsicana, and two brothers, R. W. (Buddy) Wiggins, Corsicana and Tom J. Wiggins, Corpus Christi and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Childress, Tippy Sheets, Jim Baker, M. Baker, Chas. Bee and A. G. Steele.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 12, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha (McClure) Wiggins married Dec. 1, 1914 buried in Hillcrest Burial Park cemetery, Waxahachie, Tx; s/o William M. Wiggins and Mary Frances (Lewis) Wiggins

Warren Seward Herod
Jan 22, 1887 - Oct 19, 1973

W. S. Herod

Funeral services are set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for W. S. Herod, 86, who died Friday in Temple where he had resided for the past four years, after a long residence in Corsicana. The Rev. Leroy Reeves will officiate.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with Masons in charge of graveside rites. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 174 here, and a member of United Wesley Methodist church here.

Surviving are one son, H. O. Herod of Temple; one daughter, Mrs. Willowdene Cooper of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be S. F. Herod, Billy Herod, Basil Herod, S. F. Coker, David Herod, Liston Herod, Robert Herod and Wayne Herod.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Oct 21, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruby Lee (Moody) Herod-Ulery (Divorced) buried in Greenlawn Mem. Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana s/o Charles Wesley Herod & Virginia Spotswood (Phillips) Herod buried in New Pursley cemetery

Sarah Nell Nutt Herod
Jan 5, 1914 – Nov 11, 2014

Whitesboro - Sarah Nell Herod, age 100, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Whitesboro Health & Rehab.

She was born in Hillsboro, Texas to Jacob Riley Nutt and Minnie (White) Nutt on January 5, 1914. She was a housewife and a life time member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Hubert Owen Herod.

She is survived by longtime adopted friends Bill and Eileen Maddux.

There will be a private burial in Corsicana, Texas.

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Annie Beal (Clarkson) Nicol
Dec 17, 1896 - Apr 3, 1955

Mrs. Bert Nichol Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. H. C. (Bert) Nicol, 1242 West Fifth avenue, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday following a brief illness, will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Nicol was a life-long resident of Corsicana and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Clarkson, Sr., pioneer Corsicana resident.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Felix Evans, Dallas and Mrs. H. Stuart Wood, Kansas City, Kan., and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wiley Clarkson, Jr.; Billy Clarkson, III; Tom Spikes, Tom Curtis, Tom Westbrook, C. C. Weatherford, and A. W. Frey.

McCammon directed.

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William Herbert C. “Bert” Nicol
Apr 20, 1892 - Dec 3, 1963

Thursday Rites For Bert Nicol

Funeral services for H. C. (Bert) Nicol, 71, of 1242 West Fifth avenue who died in the Lisbon (Dallas) VA hospital Tuesday morning, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Father Arthur Lockhart, Athens Episcopal minister.

Native of Corsicana, Nicol was a retired welder. He served four years in the U. S. Navy and returned to the Navy for services during World War I.

Surviving are a brother, Reginald Nicol, Jacksonville; and other relatives. His wife, the former, Miss Annie Beale Clarkson, died several years ago.

Pallbearers will be Albert Frey, Charles Frey, Tom Spikes, Wm. Clarkson III; Roy Peebles, Charles J. Davis, Hubert Braselton, Fred Bone, Thomas Curtis and W. W. Gage.

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Hold Services For Bert Nicol

Funeral services for H. C. (Bert) Nicol, 71, retired welder, 1242 West Fifth avenue who died in the Lisbon VA Hospital Tuesday, were held Thursday from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Father Arthur Lockhart, Athens Episcopal rector.

Native of Corsicana, Nicol served four years in the US Navy prior to World War I and returned to the Navy during World War I.

Surviving are a brother, Reginald Nicol, Jacksonville; and other relatives. His wife, the former, Miss Annie Beale Clarkson, died several years ago.

Pallbearers will be Albert Frey, Charles Frey, Tom Spikes, Wm. Clarkson III; Roy Peebles, Charles J. Davis, Hubert Braselton, Fred Bone, Thomas Curtis and W. W. Gage.

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John Allen Vandergriff
Oct 5, 1866 - Jan 14, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES J. A. VANDERGRIFF ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for J. A. Vandergriff, aged 74 years, who died at his home 1418 West Park Avenue Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Oscar Gunter.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, E. W. Vandergriff, Athens; G. J. Vandergriff, Tyler, and S. A. Vandergriff, Borger; four daughters, Mrs. Jim Grizzle, Tennessee; Mrs. Delia Scoggins, Corsicana; Mrs. Ora Cox, Kilgore, and Miss Virgie Vandergriff, Corsicana; three brothers, M. F., V. D. and H. T. Vandergriff, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Bettie George, Woodbury, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Smalling, Roy Martin, J. M. Chambliss, Roy Hopkins, Lonnie Murphy and Fred White.

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Henry Thomas “HT” Vandergriff
May 8, 1881 - Oct 30, 1951

H. T. Vandergriff Expires Tuesday

Henry Thomas Vandergriff, 70, native of Tennessee, died at the family residence, Oak Valley community, Route 1, Tuesday morning. He recently suffered a stroke.

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

Vandergriff had operated a dairy for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Bettie George, Woodbury, Tenn.; Mrs. Osie Lee Fann, Madison, Tenn.; and Mrs. Willie Lance, Morrison, Tenn.; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Walter Richardson Holsey, Senator
Sep 3, 1867 - Jan 19, 1941

FORMER LEGISLATOR DIED SUNDAY AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS

WALTER R. HOLSEY, WELL-KNOWN NAVARRO COUNTIAN, BURIED MONDAY

Walter R. Holsey, aged 73 years, county agent emeritus of Navarro County, former state senator and representative, died at his home here early Sunday morning following an extended illness.

A native of Taylor County, Ga., son of Co. J. H. and Mary Elizabeth (Montfort) Holsey, Mr. Holsey came to Texas in young manhood and farmed in Navarro County for a number of years and later was engaged in the mercantile business at Chatfield.

Holsey worked in a Corsicana department store for six years and was farming in the Porter’s Bluff area, northeast Navarro County when the Spanish American War broke out. He enlisted in the famous Garitty Rifles organization and was in training at Auston when the conflict closed. After his discharge, Mr. Holsey returned to Porter’s Bluff and later resided at Powell for six years.

Served in House.
Holsey served in the Texas Legislature, 1908-1910 and in the Texas Senate from 1910-1914. He was chairman of the military affairs committee in the House and was a member of the Senate finance committee. Holsey was a champion of agricultural and labor laws while in the law-making bodies.

After completing his tenure in the Senate, Holsey engaged in mercantile business and cotton buying for four years and then was appointed as assistant county agent of Robertson County. He served as county agent of Leon County three years and filled a similar post in Bowie County for thirteen years and then for approximately four years was Rockwall County agent prior to his retirement, Sept. 3, 1937, when he was named county agent emeritus for Navarro county.

Old Line Democrat.
Senator Holsey was a staunch Democrat and supported the party without reservation. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, Woodmen of the World and I. O. O. F. He had long been a member of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Holsey’s wife is the former Miss Tena Witherspoon.

Hon. Julius A. Holsey, grandfather of Mr. Holsey, was a lawyer, editor, a member of Congress for years. He was at one time editor of the Southern Banner, Athens, Ga. A great-uncle of Senator Holsey, Madison Holsey came to Texas and aided in the Texas Independence struggle.

Educated in Georgia.
Senator Holsey was educated in Georgia and the Butler Male and Female Institute.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three brothers, Lee Holsey, Hester; Wilbur Holsey, Heater, and Mont Holsey, Zion’s Rest; a sister, Mrs. Robert Foy Sylvester, Ga., and a number of other relatives. Seton T. Holsey, assistant Navarro County criminal district attorney is a nephew.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian Church.

Pallbearers were Charles T. Banister, G. W. Orme, district agent, College Station; D. D. Harvey, H. C. Robinson, A. P. Bralley and Seton T. Holsey.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 20, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Spanish American War-Garitty Rifles - served as Senator and Legislature; h/o Tenie (Witherspoon) Holsey married Jun 28, 1916; s/o Julius Hopkins Holsey, Sr. & Mary Elizabeth (Montfort) Holsey

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Were Married This Morning.

Hon. W. R. Holsey and Miss Tenie Witherspoon were married at the bride’s home this morning at 6 o’clock by Rev. Charles Oberschmidt, and left on the west bound Cotton Belt at 6:20 for Austin and San Antonio where they will spend some days. The wedding was witnessed by a few friends and relatives. The bride and groom have a host of warm personal friends who wish for them lives full of happiness and good fortune.

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Tenie (Witherspoon) Holsey
1882 - Apr 1, 1964

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Holsey

Final rites for Mrs. Tenie Holsey will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Holsey died Wednesday afternoon in Daleville, Ala., where she had been making her home the past year with her foster daughter, Mrs. S. O. Bogue.

Daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. H. F. Witherspoon and native of Corsicana, Mrs. Holsey spent most of her life here. She is the widow of the late W. R. Holsey.

Her body was scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Friday by train.

Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, will officiate at the services.

Survivors besides Mrs. Bogue are two foster grandchildren, James Seaton, U. S. Army and Mary Tene Young, Dalesville, Ala.; three nieces, Miss Mary Witherspoon, Fort Worth; Mrs. Roland Hudnail, Chatfield, and Mrs. Sherman Miles, Austin; a nephew, Billy Witherspoon, Alabama, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Holsey, Charles Banister, Bill Witherspoon, Lee Holsey, Barry Holsey and Eddie Walker.

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Were Married This Morning.

Hon. W. R. Holsey and Miss Tenie Witherspoon were married at the bride’s home this morning at 6 o’clock by Rev. Charles Oberschmidt, and left on the west bound Cotton Belt at 6:20 for Austin and San Antonio where they will spend some days. The wedding was witnessed by a few friends and relatives. The bride and groom have a host of warm personal friends who wish for them lives full of happiness and good fortune.

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Lee Lucas Holsey, Sr.
Jan 13, 1879 - Nov 16, 1956

L. L. Holsey Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for L. L. Holsey, 87, Roane farmer, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday at noon were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Donald Goodwin, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist circuit.

A native of Georgia, Holsey had resided at Roane 36 years.

Surviving are two sons, Lee Holsey, Jr., Roane and B. J. Holsey, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Nancy Carolyn Holsey, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buddy Andrews, Lester Tarrar, Don Miller, Jesse Burrow, Lummie Burrow and Herman Robertson.


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Leta (Tubbs) Holsey
Aug 13, 1911 - May 3, 1971

Holsey

Friends here have been advised of the death of a longtime former Corsicanan, Mrs. Lena Tubbs Holsey of Longview Thursday. She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Tubbs of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Saturday in Longview at the Rader Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Carrol Chadwich, pastor of First Baptist Church in Center, officiating.

Graveside rites will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery will Corley Funeral Home directing.

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Holsey

Graveside rites and burial were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Lena Tubbs Holsey who died at her Longview home. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. Longview at the Rader Funeral Home.

She was a former longtime Corsicana resident, the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Tubbs of Corsicana.

Her survivors include four cousins.

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Marybelle (Barrington) Holsey
Apr 18, 1883 - Oct 4, 1955

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Holsey

Funeral services for Mrs. L. L. Holsey, 72, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Jackson, Baptist minister and Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Rice, Mrs. Holsey had resided in the Hester community, Route 5, Corsicana, for the past 36 years.

Surviving are her husband, Route 5, Corsicana; two sons, Lee Holsey, Jr., Roane and B. J. Holsey, Route 5, Corsicana; a foster son, Roy Barrington, Dallas; a granddaughter, Carolyn Holsey, Route 5, Corsicana; two brothers, Thad Barrington, Ennis, and Clyde Barrington, Overton, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe Payne, John B. Towns, Robert Towns, Lummie Burrow, Jesse Burrow and Lonnie Mitchell.

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Georgie Grace Bellringer
Sep 26, 1922 - Jul 16, 1941

FUNERAL RITES FOR GRACE BELLRINGER

Funeral services for Grace Bellringer, 18, who died at the family home, 656 North Thirteenth street, Wednesday night, were held from the Sutherland – McCammon chapel Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, minister of the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Bellringer, Corsicana; three brothers, Fort Bellringer, Port O’Conner; Jack Bellringer, Kelly Field, and Charles James Bellringer, C. C. C. camp, Kaufman; and a sister, Mrs. J. D. Evans, Waco.

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William Alexander Henderson
Apr 12, 1868 - May 28, 1941

WM. A. HENDERSON DIED ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT ROANE

William A. Henderson, 73, farmer died at his home Wednesday night at Roane following a short illness with a heart ailment.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. D. Lindsey.

A native of Alabama, he had resided in Texas forty-seven years and at Roane for the past ten years.

Surviving are his wife of Roane, a son, R. A. Henderson, Talco: five daughters, Mrs. Clyde Barnes, Roane; Mrs. O. A. King, Montfort; Mrs. S. F. Flynn, Corsicana; and Misses Lillie and Thelma Henderson, both of Roane; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John J. Bryant, John Estes, Loyd Knott, A. T. Smith, Dr. W. R. Sneed, Don Tucker, Frank Cartlidge and S. Z. Burke.

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Jack Nored Sitton
Jul 23, 1913 - May 28, 1941

JACK SITTON DIED IN DALLAS HOSPITAL RESULT ACCIDENT

Jack Sitton, aged 27 years, native of Corsicana, employee of an aircraft plant near Dallas, died in the Baylor Hospital in Dallas shortly after noon Wednesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Garland about ten days ago.

Funeral services will be held here, but arrangements had not been made early Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. H. W. Sitton, Corsicana; four brothers, Vess Sitton, Fort Worth; E. H. and H. W. Sitton, both near San Antonio, and Preston Sitton, Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. F. H. Warfield, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT BURIED HERE ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Jack Sitton aged 27 years, employee of the North American Aviation plant near Dallas, who died in a Dallas hospital early Wednesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel here Thursday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church of which Sitton was a member.

Sitton received critical injuries, Saturday, May 17, when an automobile in which he and Don E. Saffell were riding overturned on the North Star Road, when it struck an embankment while attempting a turn, it was reported here.

Sitton formerly was a member of the Corsicana High school football teams and was well-known here.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. H. W. Sitton, Corsicana; four brothers, C. V. Sitton, Fort Worth; T. H. and H. W. Sitton, both of Corsicana, and Preston Sitton, Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. F. H. Warfield, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Morgan, Jesse Milburn, Tom Seely, Woodrow Dacia, Gilbert Jastarick, Fred Gilliam, Hugh G. Bryant and Stanley Pierson.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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James S. Henry
Jan 30, 1890 - Mar 19, 1941

JAMES S. HENRY DIED IN BEAUMONT; TO BE BURIED HERE

James S. Henry died Wednesday night at his home in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Henry was born and reared in Corsicana but moved to Beaumont several years ago.

Surviving are his wife, his father, J. M. Henry, Corsicana, a brother J. W. Henry, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. T. J. Price, Corsicana; Mrs. B. E. Phillips, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Cora Bosniack, Dallas and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 20, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ella Mae (Newman) Henry buried Magnolia cemetery, Beaumont, Texas s/o James Monroe Henry and Nellie Withers (Kellum) Henry

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES S. HENRY SATURDAY AT 3 P.M

Funeral services for James S. Henry, 51, who died at his home in Beaumont on Wednesday, will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel, conducted by the Rev. P. E. Riley of the First Methodist church, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was born and reared in Corsicana but moved to Beaumont several years ago. He is survived by his wife; his father, J. M. Henry of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. T. J. Price, Corsicana; Mrs. B. E. Phillips, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Mrs. Cora Henry Bosniack of Dallas; a brother J. W. Henry of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. I. Jackson, E. E. Babers, Art Martin, George W. Boyd, R. A. Caldwell and J. M. Pugh. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES S. HENRY ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for James S. Henry, aged 51 years, who died at his home in Beaumont Wednesday, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Henry was born and reared in Corsicana, but had resided in Beaumont for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Beaumont, father, J. M. Henry, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. T. J. Price, Corsicana; Mrs. B. E. Phillips, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mrs. Cora Henry Bosniak, Dallas; a brother, J. W. Henry, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. I. Jackson, E. E. Babers, Art Martin, George W. Boyd, R. A. Caldwell and J. M. Pugh.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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John William Henry
Apr 13, 1887 - Jan 11, 1974

J. W. Henry

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for J. W. Henry, 86, who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Friday after being found stricken in his room at the Navarro Hotel where he resided. The Rev. Jack Riley will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He had been a resident of Corsicana for the past five years after his retirement as street superintendent in Dallas, where he had resided for 40 years. He was a native of Arkansas.

Justice of the Peace G. W. O’Neal returned an inquest verdict of death from a heart attack.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. F. Fulton, of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Jack Price of Corsicana and Mrs. Algie Phillips of La Mirada, Calif.

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Irvin Taylor Henry
May 15, 1902 - Jan 10, 1961

Taylor Henry Dies In Dallas

Graveside services for Taylor Henry will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Paul Wiseman, Eleventh Avenue Methodist pastor, conducting.

An earlier service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Ed C. Smith Chapel, Dallas, with Dr. J. T. Carlyon, Methodist minister, officiating.

Survivors, other than the widow, are two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Powell and Mrs. Earl B. Smith and one brother, A. B. Henry.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Taylor Henry Rites Thursday

Graveside rites for Taylor Henry were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Paul Wiseman, Eleventh Avenue Methodist pastor, conducting.

An earlier service was held Thursday at 10:30 a. m. from the Ed C. Smith Chapel, Dallas, with Dr. J. T. Carlyon, Methodist minister, officiating.

Survivors, other than the widow, are two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Powell and Mrs. Earl B. Smith and one brother, A. B. Henry.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Cora (Henry) Bosniack
Jan 31, 1885 - Jul 15, 1973

Mrs. Bosniak

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Cora Henry Bosniack, 83, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Jack Riley will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, a brother and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Tom Eady, E. E. Burkhart, Shelby Hicks, Maurice Young, T. I. Carlisle and M. H. Statham.

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Mrs. Bosniak

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Cora Henry Bosniack, 83, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Jack Riley was to officiate with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, a brother and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 18, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o James Monroe Henry & Nellie Withers (Kellum) Henry (monument says Cora Wells death certificate & obit say Cora Bosniack)

William Judson “Will” Cheney
Sep 12, 1873 - Mar 6, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILL J. CHANEY ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Will J. Cheney, aged 68 years, well-known business and church leader here for many years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. K. Brietz, 316 South Thirty-First street, early Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel and were conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church of which the deceased was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Cheney had resided in Dallas several years prior to their return to Corsicana several months ago.

A native of Georgia, Mr. Cheney came to Corsicana early in life.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Brietz and Mrs. Aileen McCain, and a grandson Bill Brietz, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugene Highnote, Franklin Seale, John C. Calhoun, A. B. Douglas, Jr., Will Taylor, W. E. Slaughter, J. R. Towell, and Porter Holloway.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILL J. CHENEY BE HELD SATURDAY

WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS AND CHURCH LEADER HERE DIED EARLY FRIDAY

Will J. Cheney, aged 58 years, well-known business and church leader of Corsicana many years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sidney K. Brietz, 316 South Thirty-First street, early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church of which the deceased was a long-time member.

Mr. Cheney had resided in Dallas for several years prior to his returning to Corsicana several months ago.

He was married to Miss Ollie Stone here in 1892. He was engaged in the oil distribution business for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Brietz and Mrs. Alleen McCain, and a grandson Bill Brietz, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

A native of Georgia, Mr. Cheney came to Corsicana early in life.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILL J. CHANEY ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Will J. Cheney, aged 58 years, well-known business and church leader here for many years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. K. Brietz, 316 South Thirty-First Street, early Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel and were conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church of which the deceased was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Cheney had resided in Dallas several years prior to their return to Corsicana several months ago.

A native of Georgia, Mr. Cheney came to Corsicana early in life.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Brietz and Mrs. Alleen McCain, and a grandson, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugene Highnote, Franklin Seale, John C. Calhoun, A. B. Douglas, Jr., Will Taylor, W. E. Slaughter, J. R. Townell and Porter Holloway.

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Mary Ollie (Stone) Cheney
Aug 18, 1873 - Jan 8, 1943

RITES SATURDAY FOR MRS. CHENEY WHO DIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Cheney, who died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. K. Brietz, were held Saturday from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. J. L. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the rites.. burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Brietz, Mrs. Aileen McCain, Teague, a grandson, W. K. Brietz and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Porter Holloway, J. K. Howell, Eugene Highnote, Will Taylor, A. B. Douglas, W. E. Slaughter, A. G. Smith, John Calhoun and Dr. L. E. Kelton.

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MRS. OLLIE CHENEY DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

Mrs. Ollie Cheney, widow of the late Will J. Cheney, died suddenly Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sidney K. Brietz. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Brietz; Mrs. Alleen McCain, Teague; a grandson, W. K. Brietz, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Frances Marion (Cheney) Brietz
Dec 20, 1896 - May 16, 1956

Mrs. S. K. Brietz Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. S. K. Brietz, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 316 South Thirty-first street Wednesday morning following an extended illness. She was the widow of S. K. Brietz, resident and general manager of Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company, who died Apr. 29.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Brietz was a well-known musician here and was prominent in musical circles until failing health required her to curtail her activities. She served over 30 years as organist of the First Baptist church.

Suvviving are a son, W. K. Brietz; a grandson, Kyle Brietz; a granddaughter, Kimberley Brietz, a sister, Mrs. Aileen McCain, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Thursday Rites For Mrs. Brietz

Funeral services for Mrs. S. K. Brietz, 59 years, who died at the family home, 316 South Thirty-First street Wednesday after an extended illness, were held from the First Baptist church Thursday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church.

A native of Corsicana, Mrs. Brietz was the former Miss Marion Cheney. She was an accomplished musician and served as organist of the First Baptist church for 30-odd years until her health required her to curtail her activities.

She was the widow of the late S. K. Brietz, president and general manager of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company, who died April 29, this year.

Surviving are a son, W. K. Brietz, a grandson, Kyle Brietz; a granddaughter, Kimberley Brietz, and a sister, Mrs. Aileen McCain, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Crowson, Curry Butler, Billy Butler, Joe Dunton, N. Suttle Roberts, Tom Blakeney, S. L. Dublin and Lewis Foster.

Corley directed.

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Sydney Kyle Brietz
Oct 26, 1892 - Apr 29, 1956

Sidney K. Brietz Dies On Sunday; Services Monday

Sidney K. Brietz, aged 63 years, 316 South Thirty-First street, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a several days illness.

Funeral services were scheduled form the First Baptist Church Monday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church of which he was a long-time member and for years choir director.

Brietz was president and manager of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company here and had been connected with this firm for many years. He was a native of Rogersville, Tenn., born in October, 1892.

Surviving are his wife, a son, W. K. Brietz; a grandson and a granddaughter, all of Corsicana; two brothers, John and George Brietz, and a sister, Margaret Brietz, all of North Carolina, and other relatives.

Brietz had long been active in civic, business, musical and church circles of Corsicana and once served on the Navarro County Draft Board.

The Public Library will be closed during the funeral hour. Brietz had been a member of the Library Board since 1948.

Pallbearers included Clarence Crowson, Curry Butler, T. A. Blackeney, Billy Butler, James Cerf, N. Suttle Roberts, W. A. Lang, Sr.; Lewis Foster, S. L. Dublin and G. C. (Jake) Hudson.

Corley directed.

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Robert Robinson Cocke, Jr.
Apr 1, 1888 - Dec 6, 1953

R. R. Cocke, 65, Dies Following Extended Illness

R. R. Cocke, 65, long-time lease broker, 1550 West Fifth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning following a several weeks’ illness.

He was stricken while visiting relatives in Odessa and was transferred to the local hospital several days ago.

Louisiana Native
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of the church.

A native of Franklin, La., Cocke came to Corsicana about 1920.

He was well-known in oil circles throughout the Southwest.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son. R. R. Cocke, III, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Donnelly, Odessa, and Miss Byron Cocke, Corsicana; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. C. R. Clark, Plattisburg, N. Y.; Mrs. George Gill and Mrs. James G. Gill, both of Philadelphia, Pa., and other relatives.

On Draft Board.
Cocke has served on local Selective Service Board No. 95 for the past several years.

Pallbearers were Judge A. P. Mayes, W. A. Lang, L. A. Johnson, Jr.; E. M. Polk, Doyle West, R. L. Wheelock, Jr., Ed Rittersbacher, E. Y. Cunningham, C. Y. Breithaupt, and Everett Hall, all vesterymen of the church.

McCammon directed.

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Luther M. Johnston
1848 - Feb 4, 1942

AGED CORSICANAN DIED EARLY TODAY; BURIAL THURSDAY

L. M. Johnson, aged 93 years, died early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.

A sister-in-law, Mrs. Paul Bruechner of Corsicana, is a survivor.

A native of Kentucky, Johnson had resided in Corsicana for forty years.

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RITES HELD FOR L. M. JOHNSTON ON TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for L. M. Johnston, 93 years, who died early Wednesday morning were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

A native of Kentucky, Johnston had resided in Corsicana for 40 years.

A sister-in-law, Mrs. Paul Bruechner, of Corsicana, is a survivor.

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Grover Cleveland Hendrix
Dec 31, 1884 - Jan 25, 1941

G. C. Hendrix To Be Buried Here Sunday

G. C. Hendrix, former resident of Navarro County, died in Fort Worth Saturday morning and will be buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon according to information received by the Daily Sun.

The deceased formerly resided at Roane.

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Edna Iva (Johnson) Senor-Slade
Sep. 18, 1873 - Jul. 14, 1841

FUNERAL SERVICES PROMINENT MUSICIAN BE HELD WEDNESDAY

MRS. EDNA SENOR-SLADE DIED AT HER HOME HERE MONDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Edna Senor-Slade, resident of Corsicana more than forty years, died at her home, 419 West Third Avenue late Monday afternoon after an illness of several months. She was a teacher of music until her career was halted by illness.

Funeral services will be held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. E. T. Miller with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, A. J. Slade; one son, Finis Senor of San Antonio; two brothers, Ben W. Johnson of Dallas and H. H. Johnson of Pecos, and other relatives.

Arrangements are being directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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Personal Tribute Pioneer Musician
By ETHEL WORTHAM
In Mrs. Edna Senor-Slade’s passing from the local musical scene, Corsicana has lost an ardent devotee of musical art-musical art in general, but in planistic art in particular. She was truly a pioneer in this community’s musical field, being a charter member of local and state music teacher’s associations, and both Junior and Senior Nevin clubs.

As Mrs. W. F. Senor, she taught piano here for more than a quarter of a century, and among her many pupils are young people who are now taking the lead in the musical life of their respective communities. Through them, she has made a lasting and worth-while contribution to the world of music, and has assisted in bringing to them the stimulations and consolations that only music can bring. She advocated the best in musical literature and did much to raise the standards of musical culture in her home town.

Pleasant reminiscences of Mrs. Slade include outstanding occasions in her studio at Christmas time when she presented her pupils in appropriate programs the high point of each occasion being the group’s contributions to local charity organizations. Another unusual occurrence in her pedagogical activities was the presentation of diamond and ruby rings to the girls and boys who successfully finished their courses of study in both music and school.

One who thoroughly believed in the magic of music is gone, but memories of contributions to her beloved art will live on.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 15, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Walter Finis Senor 2nd husband Andrew J. Slade married Oct. 14, 1933; d/o Isaac Johnson & Virginia M. (Hayes) Johnson buried in Willow Wild cemetery, Bonham, Texas
     

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PIONEER CORSICANA TEACHER OF MUSIC BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Senor-Slade, pioneer teacher of music here, who died late Monday following a several months’ illness, are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home, 419 West Third avenue. Burial is to be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, A. J. Slade, Corsicana; a son, Finis Senor, San Antonio; two brothers, Ben W. Johnson, Dallas, and H. H. Johnson, Pecos, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are F. C. Paul, Robert Cason, O. E. Stone, N. Suttle Roberts, Joe Farmer, Judge Wayne R. Howell, A. G. Elliott, Judge C. E. McWilliams, C. A. Middleton, W. P. Brown and W. A. Wright.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Finis Richard Senor
Sep 7, 1895 - Jul 15, 1959

Finis R. Senor Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Finis R. Senor, aged 62 years, 419 West Third Avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon shortly after arrival in an ambulance.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Hulsey, assistant rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

A native of Bonham, Texas, Senor came to Corsicana as a small child. He was a graduate of Corsicana high school and the University of Texas.

Senor and Wayne R. Howell, now a retired MKT Railroad general counsel, Denison, won the state debating championship while representing Corsicana high school before World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Senor, Corsicana, and several cousins.

Senor formerly was in Chamber of Commerce work in San Antonio and at various times was connected with newspapers. He handled publicity on several occasions for the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations.

Pallbearers were A. M. Thomas, Wm. Croft, J. N. Garitty, J. W. McCammon, Milton Frey and J. H. Chapman.

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Ruby (Contine) Senor
May 19, 1892 - Sep 3, 1970

Mrs. Senor Dies Friday

Mrs. Ruby Senor, a resident of Corsicana for the past 40 years, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Methodist church and was a retired housewife.

Services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Smart officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving is a niece, Mrs. May Hall of Seattle, Wash.

Pallbearers will be J. O. McSpadden, Hubert Brazelton, Milton Frey, Jr. Gregory Frey, A. P. Mays and Hoyt Moore.

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Troy Houston Tarver
Aug 23, 1894 - Apr 16, 1958

Troy H. Tarver Associated With Child Aid, Dies
Troy H. Tarver, 63, of 5355 Goodwin, active in welfare work for underprivileged children for many years, died at his home Wednesday after a short illness.
A native of Wesson, Miss., Tarver came to Dallas about 40 years ago. He was city agent for Southwestern Life Insurance Company for more than 25 years.
Tarver was a member of the Kiwanis Club of East Dallas. He headed that group's underprivileged children's committee and was active in aiding needy families and in a Dallas marriage clinic.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Dallas Chamber of Commerce and was a Mason.
Survivors are his wife; two stepsons, Milford D. Acrey of Lubbock, and Windell B. Acrey of Fort Worth; his father  J. H. Tarver of Corsicana; a brother, J. E. Tarver of Waco and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Slaughter Chapel, First Baptist Church of Dallas, Ervay and San Jacinto. Dr. W. A. Criswell will officiate.
Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.  Pallbearers willb e Wylie Sims, W. H. Welch, Leon Rovinsky, Robert L. Maxweell, Walter Krusz and S. R. Cunningham.

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Almar Daniel Locklar
Oct 10, 1888 - Mar 13, 1976

A. D. Locklar

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel for A. D. Locklar, 87, of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Waco.

The Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Houston County, Locklar lived in Corsicana for 56 years. He was a retired Texaco dealer and a member of the Baptist church. He was employed at the Drane and McKee Garage for a number of years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Locklar of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Fullwood Boyd of Corsicana; two sons, Orville Locklar of Corsicana and Bob Locklar of Waco; by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be C. O. Curington, Raymond Hood, Thurman Penney, Lester Atkins, W. M. Hurley and Lewis Foster.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 15, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie Elizabeth (Peters) Locklar married Dec 3, 1910; s/o Andrew Jackson “Jack” Locklar & Sarah Ann (Posey) Locklar buried in Long Prairie cemetery

Ira Thurman Stewart
Jan 03, 1896 - May 15, 1956

Ira T. Stewart Rites Wednesday

Funeral rites for Ira T. Stewart, 60, retired Bethlehem Supply Company employe, 1024 West Tenth Avenue, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Henderson, Texas, Stewart had resided in Corsicana most of his life. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Roy Stewart, Corsicana; Arlie Stewart, Farmington, N. M., and Glen Stewart, Edwardsville, Ill.; five grandchildren; four sisters, Miss Ada Stewart, Mrs. K. C. Woods, Mrs. W. W. Harrison and Mrs. Cecil Woods, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Chirafis, Tommy Burkholder, Pete McCain, Jimmy Morris, Elmer Keel and George Campbell.

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Oscar Jackson McCants
Dec 27, 1875 - May 9, 1941

OSCAR J. M’CANTS DIED AT CHATFIELD; FUNERAL ON SUNDAY

Oscar J. McCants about 65 years of age, died at his home in the Chatfield community Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Chatfield Methodist church Sunday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield, two brothers, Asberry J. McCants, Palestine, and Ed McCants, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. George Meredith, Chatfield; Mrs. Horace Hervey, Zion’s Rest; Mrs. Earl Easterling, Chatfield and Mrs. S. R. Sandifer, Chatfield, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- May 10, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alice (Lerean) McCants married Oct. 16, 1929 Comanche, Ok; s/o Jeremiah Andrew “Jerry” McCants & Nellie Clay (Edwards) McCants

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Funeral services for Oscar J. McCants, 65 years of age, who died Friday afternoon at his home in the Chatfield community were held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mr. McCants was a native of Chatfield and was well known over the county.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield; two brothers, W. A. McCants, Palestine, and Ed McCants, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. George Meredith, Mrs. Earl Easterling and Mrs. S. R. Standifer, all of Chatfield, and Mrs. Horace Hervey, Zion’s Rest, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Montfort, Herbert Hervey, Robert Earl Montfort, Cecil Manning, Eddie McCants, Chester Chatham, Heath Edwards and Jules Kelt.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the rites.

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William Winston Humbert
Sep 15, 1875 - May 9, 1941

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR W. W. HUMBERT OF ZION’S REST

Funeral services for William W. Humbert, 67, who died Wednesday night at his home in the Zion’s Rest community were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was at Chatfield. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff and Rev. J. L. Brantley. He had been ill for some time.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Cecil and James, both of Corsicana, and Lester Humbert, Malakoff; a daughter, Mrs. A.P. Paschal, Corsicana; a brother, J. H. Humbert, Nashville, Tenn., seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Henrietta Isabel (LaSueur) Medaris-Humbert
Jan 8, 1873 - Jun 27, 1960

Mrs. Humbert Rites Wednesday

Mrs. W. W. Humbert, 87, native of Missouri but resident of Navarro county for a number of years, died Monday night at a son’s home here.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. W. W. Robinson Pursley minister, conducting the final rites. Interment will be in Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Humbert was born, Jan. 8, 1873, had lived in Corsicana since 1934, moving to this city from Chatfield.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. A. B. Paschal; three sons, James, Cecil and Lester Humbert, and one brother, S. L. LeSueur, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 28, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband J. H. Medaris married Nov. 24, 1895 2nd husband William Winston Humbert married Dec. 21, 1901 d/o Eugene S. LaSueur and Elizabeth Caroline (Bacon) LeSueur

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Mrs. Humbert Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. W. W. Humbert, 87, native of Missouri, who had resided here since 1924, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Rev. W. W. Robinson, Pursley minister. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Humbert resided at Chatfield before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Paschal, three sons, James, Cecil and Lester Humbert, and one brother, S. L. LeSuer, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Guy Reagan, N. B. Thomason, H. E. Andrews, Vernon Frazier, Pete Szenasy and J. D. Young.

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Woodrow Wilson Kelly
Mar 5, 1913 - Dec 14, 1941
 
Killed In Action

Woodrow Wilson Kelley, 28, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Kelley of Corsicana, was the first known casualty of World War II from Navarro County. His parents were informed Monday of his death in action at Pearl Harbor. He was a seaman first class in the U. S. Navy.


 
 

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Corsicana Man Killed in Raid Honolulu Sunday

Woodrow Wilson Kelly, aged 28 years, seaman first class in the U. S. Navy, was killed in action at Pearl Harbor, according to information received today by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Kelly, 1908 West First Avenue, from the War Department.

Kelly had been enlisted in the service for approximately eighteen months and was believed to be the first Corsicana Casualty in the war.

He was born in the Dawson community, later moving to Purdon, where he attended school. The family came to Corsicana about three years ago.

The telegram briefly notified his parents that he had been killed in action and cautioned them against revealing the identity of the warship on which he was serving.

He enlisted in the navy Aug. 31, 1940, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor together with his brother, Percy H. Kelly. No information regarding the latter had been received, his father stated today.

Surviving are his parents, three sisters, Mary Ellen Kelly, Marie Kelly, and Mrs. Lena Mae Eaton, two brothers, Percy H. Kelly and Harvey Kelly.

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Flouis Irene (Holliefield) Dumas
May 3, 1925 - Feb 10, 2019

Flouis Irene Dumas, 93, of Cooper, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Irene was born on May 3, 1925 in Blooming Grove, TX to William and Buella Elizabeth Jacobs Holliefield. She was married to William Dumas, he preceded her in death.

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Elton Ray Sliger
Mar 14, 1942 - Nov 9, 2018
 
Elton Ray Sliger of Barry, Texas passed away in Corsicana at the Twilight Home on Friday, November 9, 2018. He was born in Ada, Oklahoma on March 14, 1942 to Charles Ray Sliger and Letha Hoover Sliger.

He was preceded in death by his wife Karen Sue Sliger.

He is survived by his sons, Randy Sliger and wife Patty and Rickey Sliger and wife Cindi; grandchildren, Bodey Sliger and wife Megan, Harlee Sliger, TC Lawhon and wife Angie, Tracy Lawhon, and Stacy Lawhon Petersen; great grandchildren, Chance McQueen, Jackson Lawhon and Maeli Lawhon.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be held at
Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Notes:

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Elton Ray Sliger of Barry, Texas, passed away Nov. 9, 2018, at the Twilight Home in Corsicana, Texas.
He was born March 14, 1942, in Ada to Charles Ray Sliger and Letha Hoover Sliger.
He is survived by his sons, Randy Sliger and wife, Patty, and Rickey Sliger and wife, Cindi; grandchildren Bodey Sliger and wife, Megan, Harlee Sliger, TC Lawhon and wife, Angie, Tracy Lawhon and Stacy Lawhon Petersen; and great-grandchildren Chance McQueen, Jackson Lawhon and Maeli Lawhon.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

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William Bruette Elkins
Aug 31, 1893 - Nov 7, 1941

William B. Elkins Died In Dallas; Be Buried in Richland

DALLAS, Nov. 8—William Bruette Elkins, aged 68, native Texan, died Friday.

Funeral rites will be held Sunday morning here with burial in the Richland, Texas cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Lee Elkins, Dallas; two sons, Joe C. Elkins, Kelly Field and Arthur B. Elkins, Monahans; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Garland, Mineola, and Mrs. Ida White, Richland; three brothers, J. Elkins and Gordon Elkins, both of Corsicana, and Van J. Elkins, Richland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov. 8, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Commie Lee (Shelton) Elkins married Feb. 23, 1910; s/o Robert Chesley “Chess” Elkins & Sarah Ellen/Elizabeth (Burleson) Elkins

Connie Lee (Shelton) Elkins
Aug 21, 1889 - Aug 28, 1966

Mrs. Elkins Of Houston Dies

Mrs. Connie Elkins, former Richland resident, died in Houston Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Waldrip chapel in Houston with graveside rites at the Richland cemetery Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur B. Elkins, Baton Rouge, La. and Joe C. Elkins, Houston, a brother, Charles B. Shelton, Dallas; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Elkins

Graveside services for Mrs. Connie Elkins, former Richland resident, who died in Houston Sunday, were held at the Richland cemetery Tuesday at 4 p.m. Earlier rites were held at 9:30 a.m. at the Waldrip chapel in Houston.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur B. Elkins, Baton Rouge, La. and Joe C. Elkins, Houston; a brother, Charles B. Shelton, Dallas; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 30, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Bruette Elkins married Feb. 23, 1910; d/o John R. Shelton & Nannie M. “Nan” (Sanders) Shelton

Alonzo Perry "Lon" Leamon
Nov 6, 1874 - Feb 13, 1941

Richland

RICHLAND, Feb. 20.—(Special)—Mr. Leaman, who had been living in Kilgore the past few years, died and was buried in Richland, cemetery Friday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 21, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Barbara A. (McGriffin) Leamon married Dec. 11, 1898; s/o William Jackson Leamon & Sintha Ann (Groomes) Leamon

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Former Richland Resident Is Buried Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Alonzo Leamon, former Richland resident, who died at Kilgore Thursday, were held at Kilgore Friday morning. Interment was in the Richland cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Surviving is his wife.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 14, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Barbara Amanda (McGuffin) Leamon married Dec. 11, 1898 Leon county, Texas; s/o William Jackson Leamon & Cyntha Ann (Grooms) Leamon

Martha Louise (Leamon) Brown
Feb 10, 1881 - Oct 26, 1941

RICHLAND WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY; BURIAL TUESDAY

RICHLAND, Oct. 28.—(Spl.)—funeral services for Mrs. H. W. Brown, age 61 years, who died suddenly Sunday afternoon at 6:30 were held from the Richland Baptist church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. Rev. A. Mulkey, Baptist minister, conducted the rites.

Surviving are her husband, eight children and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 28, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed d/o William Leamon and Cintha Ann (Grooms) Leamon—(not sure if the name is Leaman or Leamon- all her children’s birth records say Leamon)
     

Betty J. McNeese
B&D Feb. 17, 1941

Baby Died in Local Hospital; Burial In Richland Tuesday

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow McNeese of Richland, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock in Richland.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Arnold, Richland.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Woodrow W. McNeese
Mar 14, 1917 - Jun 2, 1960

Sunday Rites For W. McNeese

Funeral services for Woodrow McNeese, 46, of Uvalde, who died in Goliad Thursday night will be held from the Corley Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

McNeese was formerly a resident of Richland.

Reginald Beaver, pastor of the North Beaton Street Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

Survivors are the wife of Uvalde; three sons, Bobby, Ronnie and Gary, all of Uvalde; and three brothers, Paul McNeese of Dallas and Schuyler and R. S. McNeese, both of Fort Worth.

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W. McNeese Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Woodrow McNeese, 46 of Uvalde, who died in Goliad Thursday night were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Reginald Beaver, minister of the North Beaton street Church of Christ conducted the rites. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Survivors are the wife of Uvalde; three sons, Bobby, Ronnie and Gary, all of Uvalde; and three brothers, Paul McNeese of Dallas and Schuyler and R. S. McNeese, both of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were Jim Bosley, Guy Lansford, William McCord, Horace Jackson, Jesse Burton, and Garland Montfort.

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Eliza Lavinia “Lida” Lea
Aug 19, 1847 - Mar 4, 1938

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED FRIDAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

MISS LIDA LEA HAD RESIDED IN CORSICANA MORE THAN SIXTY YEARS

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock for Miss Eliza Lavinia (Lida) Lea, aged 90 years, pioneer Corsicanan, who died at 633 West Collin street, early Friday night. The rites were held from the St. John’s Episcopal church of which she was a long-time member and were conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, Jr., rector of the church.

Miss Lee was a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. She came to Texas in early childhood with her parents, the late Major and Mrs. Albert Miller Lea. The family resided at Gonzales and Galveston for a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana more than 60 years ago. Major Lea drew the plans for the first Episcopal church building in Corsicana in the 1870’s and the name St. John’s Episcopal church was given the congregation by Miss Lea’s mother.

Miss Lea at one time was editor of the woman’s page of this newspaper. She was a member of to the U. D. C. and Texas History club at the time of her death, and for many years was a leader in civic, church and other circles of the community.

Miss Lea received a scroll of honor by Texas Centennial directors in 1936 for the story given them on the courtship and marriage of her cousin, the late Margaret Lea, and General Sam Houston, Texas patriot and president of the Republic of Texas and governor of the state. Miss Lea’s father was the close friend and confidant of General Houston. The framed scroll was presented Miss Lea by Lowry Martin, business manager of the Daily Sun, one of the directors of the Texas Centennial.

Two nieces, Mrs. J. R. Roberts and Miss Lida Lea, both of Arlington, and other relatives survive.

Pallbearers were Wm. V. Mowlam, Allyn Lang, William Clarkson, Jr., A. B. Douglass, J. S. Simkins and R. L. Calkins.

Honorary pallbearers were Gordon Damon, Austin; R. B. Molloy, Raymond Van Hook, Richard Van Hook, C. W. Taylor and the vestrymen of St. John’s Church.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ora Elizabeth (Lankford) Kelly
Sep 20, 1880 - Jan 11, 1965

Mrs. T. N. Kelly Rites Slated For Wednesday

Mrs. T. N. Kelly, 83, 2710 Enfield, died in the St. Mary’s hospital, Galveston, Monday morning. She became ill while visiting relatives in Galveston. She was a native of Sulphur Springs.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, J. H. and W. W. Kelly, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Jim Reid, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Truett Ford, Hurst, and Mrs. N. J. Franks, Galveston; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. H. Powell, L. P. Tilton, Theo Holy, Clyde Boldin, Claude Absher, Wayne Mitchell, Johnny Chirafis and Frank Gnoza.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 12, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Newton Kelly married Jul 14, 1907; d/o Tom Lankford & Elizabeth (UNKNOWN) Lankford per death certificate

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Hold Services For Mrs. Kelly

Final rites for Mrs. T. N. Kelly, 83, of 2710 Enfield, who died in a Galveston hospital Monday, were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, J. H. and W. W. Kelly, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Jim Reid, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Truett Ford, Hurst, and Mrs. N. J. Franks, Galveston; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. H. Powell, L. P. Tilton, Theo Holy, Clyde Boldin, Claude Absher, Wayne Mitchell, Johnny Chirafis and Frank Gnoza.

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Thomas Newton Kelly
Dec 3, 1880 - Mar 5, 1952

T. N. Kelly Dies Wednesday Night

Thomas Newton Kelly, 71, died at the family home, 1707 West Second Avenue Wednesday night following a heart attack a few hours earlier. He was a native of Georgia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Estes, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. H. and W. W. Kelly, all of Corsicana and three daughters, Mrs. John Eaton, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Reed, Fetch and Mrs. T. J. Ford, Big Spring.

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T. N. Kelly Rites Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Thomas Newton Kelly, 71, who died at the family home, 1701 West Second avenue, Wednesday night of a heart attack, were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Estes, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. H. and W. W. Kelly, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. John Eaton, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Reed, Fetch, and Mrs. T. J. Ford, Big Spring, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Melvin Bowman, John Hughes, Claude Absher, L. Tilton, Hope Powell and Dock Boldin.

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Andrew Hugh Wilson
Nov 24, 1866 - Aug 31, 1941

RITES SCHEDULED MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR A. N. WILSON

A. H. Wilson, 74, cattle dealer here for the past 28 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in the
Oakwood cemetery.

The Rev. W. R. Hall will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, O. W. Wilson and R. L. Wilson, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ella McQuiston, Monticello, Ark., and two brothers, Tommy Phinney of Fort Worth and Bob Phinney of Corsicana.

Woodmen of the World will have charge of the services at the grave.

Arrangements are being handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 1, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Anna Mae (DuBose) Wilson s/o Archer M. Wilson and Sarah Isabelle “Bell” (Wright) Wilson-Phinney buried in Wilson Cemetery, Monticello, Ark.

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A. H. WILSON WAS BURIED MONDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock for A. H. Wilson, aged 74 years, well-known cattle dealer, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday after an extended illness, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, O. W. Wilson and R. L. Wilson, all of Corsicana; four grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ella McQuiston, Monticello, Ark., and two brothers, Tom Phinney, Fort Worth and Bob Phinney, Corsicana.

Woodmen of the World had charge of the rites at the grave.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Anna Mae (DuBose) Wilson
Jul 18, 1869 - Oct 4, 1942

MRS. A. H. WILSON DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; RITES WEDNESDAY

Mrs. A. H. Wilson, aged 73 years, died at the family home , 900 North Main street, Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held sometime Wednesday from the First Presbyterian church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two sons, O. W. and R. L. Wilson, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bonner and Mrs. John Goodwin, both of Eureka, and Mrs. Nora Benfield and Mrs. Sallie Wright, both of Jonesboro Ark., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Corley is in charge.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. WILSON, WHO DIED SUNDAY

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Presbyterian Church for Mrs. A. H. Wilson, 73, who died Sunday night at the family home, 900 North Main Street. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery. Rites will be conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two sons, O. W. and R. L. Wilson, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bonnier and Mrs. John Goodin, both of Eureka and Mrs. Noah Benfield, and Mrs. Sallie Wright, both of Jonesboro, Ark., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. WILSON; DIED LAST SUNDAY

Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church for Mrs. A. H. Wilson, 73, who died Sunday. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church conducted the rites and interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, O. W. and R. L. Wilson, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bonner and Mrs. John Goodwin, both of Eureka, and Mrs. Nora Benfield and Mrs. Sallie Wright, both of Jonesboro Ark., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J. D. Haney, Harvey Robinson, Hugh Cummings, Walter Beaton, Robert Davidson and Hugh Stewart.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Mary (Freeman) McLeod
Jun 1876 - Aug 30, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON MRS. MARY M’LEOD

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Sutherland-McCammon Chape3l for Mrs. Mary McLeod, aged 65 years, native of Corsicana, who died Saturday night at Austin. The Rev. E. T. Miller conducted the rites. Interment was in the
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Smith; a son Leonard McLeod; one sister, Mrs. E. B. Church of Corsicana, and one brother, J. W. Freeman of Shreveport.

Pallbearers were Owen Mabry, F. A. Young, Thomas Curtis, A. B. Douglas, J. D. Carroll, Wade Smith and A. B. Smith.

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Francisco Santana
Sep 15, 1867 - Feb 6, 1940

Rites Thursday For Francisco Santana Catholic Cemetery

Funeral services for Francisco Santana, 72, who died on North Ninth street Wednesday morning, were held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

No immediate relatives survive.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Petra Comancho
Oct 22, 1922 - Nov 7, 1940

Miss Petra Comancho Died Thursday night; Burial on Friday

Miss Petra Comancho, aged 18 years, died Thursday night. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flores Comancho, Corsicana and three brothers.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangements.

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Joseph Lee “Joe” Garvin
Feb 5, 1871 - Dec 24, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM

Funeral services for Joe L. Garvin, aged 70 years, farmer of the Phillips Chapel community, who was fatally injured late Wednesday while crossing Highway 75 near the south city limits, were held Friday morning at 9 o’clock. The rites were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, with burial in the Catholic cemetery. Monsignor V. Graffeo conducted the rites.

Garvin’s death was the sixteenth auto fatality in Navarro county in 1941.

A native of Pennsylvania, Garvin had resided in Navarro county for 62 years and was well-known. He had been Democratic precinct chairman at Phillips Chapel for many years.

The automobile involved was driven by James Paul Halbert of Corsicana, employee of the Air Activities of Texas. M. R. Reid state highway patrolman, and city patrolman K. A. Blakeney investigated the accident. The patrolman said it was unavoidable. Garvin is said to have stepped from a parked automobile onto the highway as he was struck. Rushed to the P. and S. Hospital following the accident, Garvin died a short time later.

Surviving are a brother, Frank Garvin; two sisters, Miss Ida Garvin and Mrs. J. G. Walker all of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Elvin Ellis, R. L. Ellis, J. O. Burke, Ed Sheets, Bill Smith, William King and Frank Rutlidge.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Elzie Hicks
Jan 8, 1882 - Jan 13, 1942

Negro Orderly At P. & S. Hospital Dies

Elzie Hicks, well-known negro orderly at the P. and S. Hospital for many years, died Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Hicks before moving to Corsicana and becoming orderly at the hospital was a farmer in the Kerens area and before that time resided in the western section of Navarro county.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 14, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Blanche (Walker) Hicks married Aug. 25, 1901 (she is buried in Pelham cemetery) s/o Henry H. Hicks and Arue “Ada” (Sparks) Hicks (Elzie was born in Blooming Grove-children are Irene, Jettie B. (Hicks) Watson, Renda and Earl Hicks per census)
  • Dresden Cemetery [African American Section]

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