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Mary Jane (Spence) Hair-Ware
Jul 15, 1872 - May 22, 1942

RITES WERE HELD FOR MRS. M. J. WARE CHATFIELD CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. M. J. Ware, aged 69 years, who died at her home, Corsicana Route 5, Friday morning with a heart attack, were held Saturday afternoon from the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. B. A. Lennon, Powell, and Mrs. D. H. Thomas, Eureka; three sons, William Ware, Arp; Claude Ware, Corsicana, and A. F. Ware, Eureka; a step-son, R. E. Ware, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Tucker and Mrs. Dock Wilson, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Fred S. Spence and Roland Spence, both of Corsicana, and 13 grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • 1st husband Joseph M. Hair (son Alexander Forest “Alex” Hair, Sr. is buried in Post Oak cemetery) 2nd husband William Edgar "Edd" Ware married Dec. 15, 1901 Navarro county, Tx. (Mary’s name is spelled wrong on marriage record (Hare) d/o Henry Clay Spence and Susan Manerva (Thomas) Spence buried in Marshall cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.

INFANT SON Grace
Mar 31, 1941 - Apr 1, 1941

Infant Twins Are Buried at Chatfield Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for twins, a son and daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Grace of Chatfield, who died at the P. and S. hospital, late Monday, were held at Chatfield Tuesday afternoon, where interment was made. The twins were born Monday, morning.

Surviving are the parents and two grandmothers.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Grace
Mar 31, 1941 - Apr 1, 1941

Infant Twins Are Buried at Chatfield Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for twins, a son and daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Grace of Chatfield, who died at the P. and S. hospital, late Monday, were held at Chatfield Tuesday afternoon, where interment was made. The twins were born Monday, morning.

Surviving are the parents and two grandmothers.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Newton Wise Taylor
Oct 23, 1861 - May 14, 1941

NEWTON W. TAYLOR DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE LAST NIGHT

Newton W. Taylor, aged 79 years, long-time resident of the Chatfield community, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Standifer, Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are four nephews, Parker Tarrer, Chatfield; William Little, Fort Worth; Oliver Little, Fort Worth, and Jimmy Little, Chatfield; and five nieces, Mrs. Mildred Jordan and Mrs. Mary Brooks, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Rowe Guynes, Blessing; Mrs. Mable Patterson, Fort Worth and Mrs. Clarence Heifner, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Flora (Sands) Denbow
Mar 22, 1880 - Jun 4, 1941

MRS. FLORA DENBOW DIED LAST NIGHT; BE BURIED ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Flora Denbow, aged 81 years, wife of T. D. Denbow of Drane, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Travis, here Wednesday night, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Drane Methodist church. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bascom Morton.

A native Texan, Mrs. Denbow had resided in the Drane community for many years.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, D. E. Denbow, Corsicana; C. A. Denbow, Drane; C. G. Denbow, Drane and B. E. Denbow, Dresden; five daughters, Mrs. John Travis; Mrs. Hayden Paschall and Mrs. Lola Gilbert, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. B. Johnson, Purdon, and Miss Orene Denbow, Drane; nine grandchildren, five brothers, Will Sands, Chatfield; C. C. Sands, Corsicana; Leo Sands, Chatfield; Lloyd Sands, Chatfield and J. A. Sands, Richland; a sister, Mrs. Lola Gaines, Chatfield and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Mary Susan (Burns) Shaw
Jun 26, 1857 - Feb 16, 1941

Aged Italy Woman Was Buried Monday

ITALY, Feb., 18.—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Susan Shaw, 84, widow of the late J. W. Shaw, who died here, were held Monday afternoon with burial at Dawson.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. John Hooser, Honolulu, Hawaii; H. E. Shaw, Normangee; Mrs. R. B. Swinner, Italy; M. B. Shaw, Dawson; J. S. Shaw, Italy; W. L. Shaw, Franklin and L. C. Shaw, Pontiac, Mich.

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William Anderson “Willie” Stockard
May 12, 1886 - Sep 24, 1941

W. A. STOCKARD FUNERAL RITES ON THURSDAY

Funeral rites for W. A. Stockard, aged 55 years, grocer, who died Wednesday morning at his home, 1812 Woodlawn, were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Stockyard was reared at Dawson and formerly was connected with several banks, including Alma and Rice. He had been in the grocery business here for the past thirteen years.

Surviving are his wife.

Pallbearers were E. B. Dawson, S. Stockard, C. O. Weaver, Kerr Gowan, O. P. Douglas and H. G. Gribble.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 25, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Adelaide (Wilkes) Stockard-Gordon married Jan. 6, 1918; s/o James H. Stockard & Ella (Mixon) Stockard-Fullerton

E. Cecil Etter
Aug 12, 1881 - Apr 2, 1941

Cecil Etter Died At Dawson; Burial Thursday Afternoon

DAWSON, April 4.—(AP)—Funeral services for Cecil Etter, aged 59 years, who died at his home here Wednesday after an extended illness, were held Thursday afternoon from the Church of Christ. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson and two sisters, Mrs. L. Barnes of Hubbard and Mrs. Dr. Finney of Winchester, Tenn.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 4, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vera Pressure (McElroy) Etter married Oct. 21, 1911 (their son was adopted by Vera’s parents after she died)

Alice C. (Jones) Hardy
Nov 29, 1881 - Jan 6, 1941

MRS. ALICE HARDY DIED AT STREETMAN; BURIAL AT DAWSON

Mrs. Alice Hardy died at Streetman Monday afternoon. She formerly resided in Dawson and Corsicana and had been with a daughter in Streetman only a few weeks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Dawson Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Corneila Hardy, deputy county clerk, Corsicana, and Mrs. Walter Clark, Streetman; two sons, B. E. Hardy and Jesse Hardy, both of Dawson and other relatives.

The County Clerk’s office was closed at noon today.

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Jewell (Hancock) Savage
Oct 23, 1914 - Mar 7, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR DAWSON WOMAN

MRS. JEWEL SAVAGE DIED IN WACO HOSPITAL FRIDAY EVENING

DAWSON, Texas, March 10—Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Savage, aged 26 years, who died in a Waco hospital Friday night after a long illness, were held from the local Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Bates Savage, Dawson; parents Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hancock, Hubbard; four brothers, Early Hancock, Hubbard; Billy Hancock, Austin; Sty Hancock, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie B. Todd, Illinois, and Mrs. Lois Dennis, Vernon; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Petty, Waco, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 10, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Clyde Bates Savage married Aug. 2, 1935; d/o James Lowrey Hancock & Linnie (Scott) Hancock buried Cottonwood cemetery, Hubbard, Tx.

Roy Wayne Savage
Jul 1, 1927 - Jul 25, 2013
 
Roy Wayne Savage, 86, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Dawson cemetery, Dawson.

Roy was born July 1, 1927, in Kerens to Karl and Florence Savage. He graduated from Chico High School. He served in the Army in the Korean War. Roy was an avid horseperson, traveling the country and rodeoing. Roping was his true passion. He was a horse trainer and showman and eventually became a judge for the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Paint Horse Association. Roy judged shows all over the world. After retiring his new passion became traveling with his wife, Alene, in their RV, telling stories of his rodeo days and enjoying visits from family and friends.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, K.O. Savage, Art Savage, James Savage and Linnie Trumble.

Survivors: Loving wife of 25 years and childhood sweetheart, Alene Savage; daughter, Tori Savage of Durant, Okla.; son, Kelly Savage and wife, Peggy, of Durant, Okla.; stepsons, Tony Henson and wife, Cindy, of Weatherford and Tim Henson of Benbrook; and grandchildren, Kyle Savage and wife, Kristen, Kayla Savage, Harley Henson, and Ryan Henson and wife, Holly.

Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on Jul 28, 2013
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Korea Veteran
  • 1st wife Mary Jane (Paris) Savage 2nd wife Beverly Ann (Thompson) Savage 3rd wife Alene (Taylor) Henson-Savage married Dec. 5, 1887; s/o Carl Othello Savage & Katie Florence (Barber) Savage

Katie Florence (Barber) Savage
Jul 16, 1893 - Oct 24, 1965

Dawson Rites Mrs. Savage

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Savage, 71, of Bridgeport, formerly of Dawson, were held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Tuesday with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are four children, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Zelma Dickson, Austin; a brother, Willie Barber, Oklahoma and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 29, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Carl Othello Savage; d/o William Samuel “Sam” Barber & Lena Doyle (Dempsey) Barber buried in Dresden cemetery

Harwood Chapman
Mar 5, 1916 - Jun 3, 1941

FUNERAL THURSDAY FOR QUEMADA MAN; BURIAL IN DAWSON

Funeral services for Harwood Chapman, aged 25 years, who died at Quemada, near Eagle Pass, Tuesday night after a lingering illness, were held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the Methodist Church at Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mae Lavon and Doris Lavern Chapman, all of Quemada; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chapman, Dawson; four brothers, Otto Chapman, Corsicana; F. C. Chapman, Hubbard; W. B. Chapman, Dawson, and Ocie Chapman, Big Spring; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Dawson, Dawson and Mrs. Fred Horn, Hubbard.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Manuel Castaneda
Nov 2, 1956 - Mar 3, 2019
 
Manuel Castaneda, 62 of Corsicana departed from this world on Sunday, March 3, 2019 surrounded by his wife and children. He fought a three year battle with cancer and had strength till the end.
He is survived by his wife, Maria D. Castaneda; son, Efrain Castaneda; daughter, Rebeca Anguiano and her husband Felix and their children, Fabian, Trae, Brianna, Brooklynn and Brisa; daughter, Brenda Castaneda and her husband Jose Arizpe and their children, Aaron, Damian and Aileen; brothers and sisters, Raul Castaneda and wife Maria, Mario Castaneda and wife Martha, Rogelio Castaneda, Gloria Zamora and husband Tono, Silvia Perez and husband Mario, Altagracia Castaneda and numerous other brothers and sisters-in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
Visitations will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 and Thursday, March 7, 2019 with family present from 6 to 9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Marco Rangel. Interment to follow Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Margaret Nell Sanders
Feb 18, 1941 - Jun 5, 1941

BABY GIRL BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Margaret Nell Sanders, 1121 Elmwood, who died Thursday morning, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel by Rev. J. B. Ingle.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, James E. and Kenneth R. Sanders; a sister, Katherine Sanders, and grandparents, Mrs. S. C. Sanders and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Franks, all of Corsicana.

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Sallie Ann (Elledge) Becton
Apr 15, 1886 - Jul 13, 1941

MRS. S. A. BECTON DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. Sallie Ann Becton, aged 55 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Pallbearers were Jeff Spencer, A. E. Foster, S. W. Burdine, W. E. Slaughter, Slim Hagler and George Jenkins.

Surviving are her husband, R. T. Becton, Corsicana; six children, John Becton, Tyler; Zach, Robert, Joel, Ruby and Runie Becton, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Dick Elligre, Tyler, and Zach Elligre, Yantis; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Qualls, Yantis and four grandchildren.

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Zach Howard Becton
Oct 19, 1907 - Apr 27, 1949

Zach H. Becton Dies With Heart Attack Wednesday

Zach H. Becton, aged 31 years, carpenter, formerly of Corsicana, died at Rankin, Texas. Wednesday afternoon with a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Charles Becton, Kerrville; father, R. T. Becton. Corsicana; three brothers, Joel Becton, Corsicana; R. D. Becton, Odessa, and J. E. Becton, Lubbock; two sisters, Mrs. A. A. Thomas and Mrs. Robert Whitner, both of Corsicana.

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Zach H. Becton Funeral Rites Held On Friday

Funeral services for Zach H. Becton, aged 41 years, carpenter, who died at Rankin, Wednesday of a heart attack were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Charles Becton, Kerrville; father, R. T. Becton, Corsicana; three brothers, Joel Becton, Corsicana; R. D. Becton, Odessa, and J. E. Becton, Lubbock; and two sisters, Mrs. A. E. Thomas and Mrs. Robert Whitner, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Caton, Buel Caton, Rufus Wigley, Cecil Smith, Zack Barton and LeRoy Stubbs.

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Robert Templeton Becton
Feb 18, 1880 - Nov 29, 1952

R. T. Becton Dies Late Saturday

Robert Templeton Becton, 72, retired carpenter, died at his home, 214 North Eighteenth street, Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Corsicana Lodge No. 63 IOOF, had charge of the graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Surviving are three sons, J. E. and Joel E. Becton, both of Corsicana, and R. D. Becton, Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Stewart and Mrs. A. A. Thomas, both of Corsicana; six grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lee Purdy, Shreveport, La.

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Lula (Donaho) Moreau-Watson
Nov 26, 1869 - Jul 8, 1941

MRS. LULA WATSON BURIAL THURSDAY FROM LOCAL CHAPEL

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Watson, aged 72 years, who died in Wichita Falls Tuesday morning will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Kirby McQuire, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, C. E. Watson, Alvord; W. C. Watson, Corsicana, and John Robert Watson, Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Phillips, Corsicana; a brother, Dave Donaho, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Reed and Mrs. Mollie Martin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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MRS. LULA WATSON BURIED THURSDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Watson, aged 72 years, who died in Wichita Falls Tuesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. K. McGuire, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, C. E. Watson, Alvord; W. C. Watson, Corsicana, and John Robert Watson, Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Phillips, Corsicana; a brother, Dave Donaho, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Reed and Mrs. Mollie Martin, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Sid Foster, Will T. Carroll, Haskell Bennett, Grady Christie, Charles Slate and R. H. Rush.

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William Henry Crowe
Oct 13, 1921 - Jan 10, 1941

WM. HENRY CROWE, HI SCHOOL STUDENT, DIED LAST NIGHT

William Henry Crowe, aged 19 years, member of the senior class in family residence, 511 West Ninth Avenue, Friday night at 10:30 o’clock.

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

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Cowe; a brother, Bernard Crowe; grandfather, H. H. Mims, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Chas. Deveney, Bruce Sullivan, Leland Morton, Vern Hale, Campbell Gillespie and Tate Lindsey, all members of the Senior Class.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Paul Everett Crowe
Nov 7, 1893 - Apr 21, 1960

Paul Crowe Of Pickett Dies

Paul Crowe, 66, Pickett farmer, died at his home Thursday afternoon. He was a WWI Veteran and a native of Indiana. Crowe had resided in Pickett since 1941.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Pickett; a son, Bernard D. Crowe, Fort Worth; a grandson, Garden Paul Crowe, Fort Worth, and a brother, N. D. Crowe, Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr. 21, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lavenia “Venie” (Mims) Crowe married Apr. 11, 1920; s/o William Henry Crowe & Emma A. (Dodd) Crowe
     

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Friday Rites For Paul Crowe

Funeral Rites For Paul Crowe

Funeral services for Paul Crowe, 66, farmer, who died Thursday afternoon, were to be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. J. Lester Davenport, Fort Worth Methodist minister, formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Crowe was a native of Indiana and a World War I veteran. He had resided in the Pickett community since 1941.

Surviving are his wife of Pickett; a son, Bernard D. Crowe, Fort Worth; a grandson, Garden Paul Crowe, Fort Worth, and a brother, N. D. Crowe, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Maurice Mahoney, Eddie King, Frank Ganoza, Leon Reed, David Donoho and Maurice Pollock.

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Rosalind/Rosa (Huder) Roper
Aug 6, 1871 - Sep 23, 1941

MRS. GEORGE ROPER DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. George H. Roper, aged 70 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family residence on West Second Avenue Tuesday night.

Funeral services are to be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector emeritus of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; five sons, George H. Roper, Jr., Houston; John Roper, Dallas; Robert Roper, Waco; William and Chris Roper, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Garland, Corsicana; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Belle Besse, New Orleans; four half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Dwyer, Mrs. Jennie Wright and Mrs. Will Boyd, all of Houston and Mrs. Charles Weldon, San Antonio; two half-brothers, John Huder, Beeville, and Roger Huder, Houston.

Pallbearers will be Pearl Simpson, Clay Griffin, John Christian, Pete Szenasy, Louis Szenasy and Dan Tucker.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 24, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Henry Roper, Sr. married Apr. 27, 1898; d/o Peter John Huder & Jennie Belle (Meggett) Dwyer-Huder buried in Glenwood Cem. Houston, Texas

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GEO. ROPER THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. George H. Roper, aged 70, long-time Corsicana resident, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. H. J. Ellis, rector emeritus of St. John’s Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. C. R> Haden, Jr., rector.

Mrs. Roper died at the family home on West Second Avenue Tuesday night.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; five sons, George H. Roper, Jr., Houston; John Roper, Dallas; Robert Roper, Waco; William and Chris Roper, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Garland, Corsicana; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Belle Besse, New Orleans; four half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Dwyer, Mrs. Jennie Wright and Mrs. Will Boyd, all of Houston and Mrs. Charles Weldon, San Antonio; two half-brothers, John Huder, Beeville, and Roger Huder, Houston.

Pallbearers will be Pearl Simpson, Clay Griffin, John Christian, Pete Szenasy, Louis Szenasy and Dan Tucker.

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Joseph D. “Joe” Vandergriff
Apr 27, 1875 - Jul 30, 1955

Joe Vandergriff Dies Saturday

Joe Vandergriff, 80, retired Corsicana Cotton Mills employe, died at the Twilight Home early Saturday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bettie George, Woodbury, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.

A native of Woodbury, Tenn., Vandergriff had been a Corsicana resident 50 years.

Pallbearers will be J. O. Carver, Kenneth Carver, E. P. French, Bill Watson, Neil Donoho and Jimmy Scroggins.

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Arthur Ansel ”Ance” Melton
Nov 17, 1889 - Apr 17, 1965

Ance Melton Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday

Arthur A. (Ance) Melton, 75, retired oil field worker, Mildred resident 25 years, died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning. A native of Tennessee, he resided at Pickett before moving to Mildred.

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

Surviving are his wife of Mildred; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Goff, and Mrs. W. D. Burnett, both of Mildred; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Finis Melton, Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Evans, Houston; Mrs. S. M. Starks, Mrs. J. V. Lazaris and Mrs. S. H. Washburn, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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James V. Lazaris
Aug 20, 1883 - Dec 28, 1970

Lazaris Rites Set Tuesday

J. V. Lazaris, 87, native of Greece, who had been in the restaurant business here for many years before retiring, died early Monday at his home. He had lived in Corsicana 46 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bledsoe and the Rev. James Lockard officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of IOOF Lodge No. 63.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; one nephew and one niece.

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Lazaris Rites

Funeral services for J. V. Lazaris, 87, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Bledsoe and the Rev. James Lockard officiating. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. Lazaris died early Monday at his home.

He is survived by his wife, one nephew and one niece.

Pallbearers were W. A. (Bill) Chaffee, William Lee Ickles, Aubry Fincher, Fred Brooks, R. L. Jones and Gene Womack.

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Stella Gertrude Barry
Oct 28, 1905 - Dec 13, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES HERE MONDAY FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM

Funeral services for Miss Stella Barry, 36 years, who was killed in an automobile wreck near Seymour Sunday night, were held from the home of E. M. Caskey, 620 South Sixteenth street Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Norwood, Tupelo; a sister, Mrs. Freda Blackwell, Abilene; two brothers, John Norwood, Wichita Falls; Joseph Norwood, in the U. S. Army, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon handled the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 15, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; d/o Johnson A. Barry and Josie Ora (Caskey) Barry-Norwood (Johnson A. Barry is son of Ambrose Barry & Amanda (Johnson) Barry—Johnson was born May 1876 – unable to find his death-had to be 1910 or after-daughter Freda was born 1910 )

Josie Ora (Caskey) Barry-Norwood
Aug 20, 1884 - Mar 30, 1974

Mrs. Norwood

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. E. Norwood, 89, who died at the Twilight Home Saturday afternoon.

Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate and burial will be Hamilton Cemetery.

Mrs. Norwood was a long-time resident of Navarro County and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Survivors include one sister, Ollie Brown of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sons, John T. Norwood of Corsicana and Joseph E. Norwood of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. J. O. Blackwell of Abilene; one foster-son, Glen D. Norwood of Houston; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar 31, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Johnson A. Barry married Dec 05, 1904 2nd husband Joseph Elias Norwood married Feb. 16, 1915; d/o John Green Caskey & Lecie Ann (Montgomery) Caskey

Joseph Elias “Joe” Norwood
Oct 28, 1873 - Jul 10, 1960

Joe Norwood Burial Monday

Joe Norwood, 86, retired farmer, died at his residence 1331 West Thirteenth avenue Sunday morning. He was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Corsicana 13 years.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Hospital.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, John T. Norwood, Corsicana, and Joseph E. Norwood, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. J. O. Blackwell, Abilene; a foster son, Glen D. Norwood, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 11, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Josie Ora (Caskey) Barry-Norwood married Feb 16, 1915; s/o Theodore Dubose Norwood & Martha Elizabeth (Dewitt) Norwood

Teddy Dale Littlefield
Aug 7, 1945 - Mar 28, 2010
 
Teddy Dale Littlefield, mostly known as Ted Littlefield, was born Aug. 7, 1945, in Warren, Pa., to George and Mary Virginia Fitzgerald Littlefield. Ted went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 28, 2010, at 5:07 a.m.

Ted was a staff sergeant in the USAF during the Vietnam War and was stationed at Aielson AFB, Fairbanks, Alaska, as a refueler on KC-135s. Ted graduated with honors from the first graduating class of the Kilgore College Police Academy. After his years in law enforcement he was able to pursue his passion for agriculture. Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Ted was cherished by his family and admired by all his friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald "Buster" Littlefield.
Survivors include his wife, Lyda Fortson Littlefield of Rice; two brothers, Merle Littlefield of Littleton, Colo., and Lloyd Littlefield of Longview; and a sister, Sally Grigsby of Longview. Ted had six children, Todd and his wife D'Aun Littlefield of Overton, Heidi and her husband Richard Clover of Saltillo, Amy and her husband Chris Reed of New London, Emilee and her husband Morris Harmon of Gilmer, Chad and his wife Shanna Littlefield of Quitman and Clayton Dawson of Rice; and six grandchildren, Lyndsey Littlefield, Sarah Clover, Lauren Littlefield, Richie Clover, Haylee Clover and Michael Clover.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis.

Donations may be made to the Navarro County Animals at Risk Foundation, in care of Linda Hardin, 2805 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

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Bettie Joe Teague
Jul 13, 1940 - Apr 12, 1941

BABY BOY DIED ON SATURDAY; BURIAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Billy Joe Teague, nine-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Teague, 213 East First Avenue, died Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff.

Surviving are the parents, a twin sister, Bobbie Jean Teague; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Brooks and Mrs. Florence Teague, all of Corsicana, and a number of uncles and aunts.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 14, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (death certificate says female—Bettie Joe Teague);
    d/o Lodas Marlin “Bud” Teague & Hazel Lee (Brooks) Teague

Joe Carl Elmore
Dec 9, 1907 - Jul 5, 1941

JOE CARL ELMORE FOUND DEAD LOCAL HOTEL HERE TODAY

FUNERAL SERVICES SCHEDULED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:30 O’CLOCK

Joe Carl Elmore, aged 33 years, soldier at Camp Bowie, was found dead in his bed at the Arcadia Hotel Saturday morning. He was at home during the week-end holidays, and officers said he retired about 11:30 o’clock Friday night and apparently died during his sleep with a heart attack.

Sheriff Cap Curington, City Officer Claude Patterson, Dr. W. W. Carter, county health officer, and Judge Pat Geraughty, justice of the peace answered the call along with military authorities headed by Lt. Col. John J. Garner of Camp Bowie, home for the week-end.

Judge Geraughty conducted a coroner’s investigation and said death was from “natural causes.”

Elmore was a Corsicanan and was sent to Camp Bowie last winter when local Texas National Guard batteries were federalized. He was stationed with the S. A. Battery, Second Battalion, Camp Bowie.

Funeral services are scheduled from the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Hamilton cemetery. A full military funeral will be conducted at the grave. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. B. Shelbourne.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Elmore, Corsicana; and five brothers, A. T., L. L., B. B., Clarence and Aurben Elmore, all of Corsicana.

Military of his military company will be pallbearers.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CARL ELMORE WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Joe Carl Elmore, 33, soldier, who was found dead at a local hotel Saturday morning, were held Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial with full military honors was made in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. B. Shelbourne.

A coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” was returned by Judge Pat Geraughty, justice of the peace following an investigation by Sheriff Cap Curington, City Officer Claude Patterson, Judge Geraughty and Dr. W. W. Carter, county health officer, Dr. Carter said death apparently was caused by a heart attack. A military investigation also was carried out Saturday by officers headed by Lt. Col. John J. Garner, who also was home from Camp Bowie during the week-end.

Elmore, a Corsicana resident, was in the S. A. Battery, Second Battalion, Camp Bowie, and was inducted with the local Texas Nation Guard units last winter.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Elmore, and five brothers, A. T., L. L., B. B., Clarence and Aurben Elmore, all of Corsicana.

Members of his military company were pallbearers.

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Arthur Audie Elmore
Aug 5, 1882 - May 21, 1945

ARTHUR A. ELMORE DIED RESULT HEART ATTACK ON MONDAY

Arthur A. Elmore, 62, died with a heart attack at his home on Corsicana, Route 1, Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian Church and E. E. Starks, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, A. T. Elmore, Marshall; Leon Elmore, Corsicana; Boyd Elmore, Dallas; Clarence Elmore, Corsicana, and Auben Elmore, U. S. Army, Hawaii; five half-brothers, 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Ray Gault, Alvin Miller, Harry Rogers, M. O. Bayless, Walter Beeman and Walter Hamilton.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR A. A. ELMORE; DIED ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Arthur A. Elmore, 62, who died at his home on Corsicana, Route 1, Monday afternoon with a heart attack, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church and E. E. Starks, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, A. T. Elmore, Marshall; Leon Elmore, Corsicana; Boyd Elmore, Dallas; Clarence Elmore, Corsicana, and Auben Elmore, U. S. Army, Hawaii; five half-brothers, 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Ray Gault, Alvin Miller, Harry Rogers, M. O. Bayless, Walter Beeman and Walter Hamilton.

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Susie (Melton) Elmore
Aug 27, 1884 - Dec 22, 1964

Mrs. Elmore Dies Tuesday Grand Prairie

Mrs. A. A. Elmore, 80, long-time Corsicana resident, 315 West Sixth avenue, died Tuesday morning in Grand Prairie. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ; Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Delbert Smith, Church of Christ minister of Grand Prairie.

Native of Tennessee, Mrs. Elmore came to this area in 1890 and moved to Grand Prairie 11 weeks ago.

Surviving are two sons, Boyd B. Elmore, Grand Prairie, and Clarence Elmore, Houston; 25 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. F. H. Washburn, Mrs. J. V. Lazaris and Mrs. S. M. Starks, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ethel Evans, Houston; two brothers, Ance Melton, Mildred, and Jack Melton, Houston; and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Hold Services Mrs. Elmore

Funeral services Mrs. Elmore

Funeral services for Mrs. A. A. Elmore, 80, long-time resident , who died Tuesday in Grand Prairie, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ; Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Delbert Smith, Church of Christ minister of Grand Prairie.

Native of Tennessee, Mrs. Elmore came to this area in 1890 and moved to Grand Prairie 11 weeks ago.

Surviving are two sons, Boyd B. Elmore, Grand Prairie, and Clarence Elmore, Houston; 25 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. F. H. Washburn, Mrs. J. V. Lazaris and Mrs. S. M. Starks, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ethel Evans, Houston; two brothers, Ance Melton, Mildred, and Jack Melton, Houston; and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Nancy C. (Spurlock) Melton
Jun 12, 1862 - Sep 19, 1943

MRS. J. A. MELTON BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Melton, age 81, years who died Saturday night were held from the North Side Baptist church Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Revs. Jack Goff and D. R. McCauley conducted the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, F. J. Melton, Freeport; G. W. Melton, Houston; A. A. Melton, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. A. A. Elmore, Mrs. S. M. Starks, Mrs. F. H. Washburn, Mrs. J. V. Lazarus, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Ethel Evans, Houston, 30 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Charles Washburn, C. M. Starks, J. A. Melton, Boyd Elmore, Dick Curry, Kelton Starks, Clarence Elmore and Murlyn Curry.

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Martha Elizabeth Peacock
Jul 20, 1892 - Nov 9, 1941

RITES MONDAY FOR MISS M. E. PEACOCK, WHO DIED SUNDAY

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of Christ for Miss Martha E. Peacock, aged 50 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday after an extended illness. The rites were conducted by Leroy Brownlow, minister of the church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Miss Peacock made her home with a niece, Mrs. J. T. Griffin, in Corsicana.

Surviving are three brothers, Keat Peacock, Streetman; George Peacock, Powell, and Ed Peacock, Houston.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Brady Dee Christie
Mar 21, 1908 - Apr 29, 1949

Brady D. Christie Dies On Friday; Rites Saturday

Brady Dee Christie, aged 41 years, trucker, died in the Navarro Clinic at an early hour Friday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Samuel Gwynn Christie, and a daughter, Nelda Beth Christie, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Coy, Grady and J. W. Christie, all of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. E. A. Brown and Mrs. H. G. Henson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. E. J. Fowler of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Christie, Weldon Buchanan, Elwyn Brannon, Harold Nichols, Doyle Anderson and Roy Collins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 29, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Nell (Norwood) Christie-Priddy married Sep. 10, 1927 s/o James Wilson Christie, Sr. & Julia Alma (Newbill) Christie buried in Campbell Elrod cemetery

Stanford Franklin Odom Sr
Sep 28, 1889 - Jun 3, 1941

NORTHEAST NAVARRO COUNTY FARMER BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

S. F. Odom, aged 51 years, farmer residing in Neal’s Valley, Alma route, northeast of Navarro county, died Monday night at his home. A native of Tennessee, he had lived in Navarro county for the past 27 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel here Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. K. McGuire, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Carl N. Odom, Alma; Dexter Odom, Corsicana; S. F. Odom, Jr., Paul Ray Odom and Jerry Wayne Odom, all of Alma; six daughters, Mrs. Wm. E. Flint, Hartford, Conn.; Mrs. Edward D. Mitchell, Huntsville, Ala.; Wilburn Derryberry, Dallas; Billie Jean, Susie Fae and Freddie Odom, all of Alma; three brothers, Bethal Odom, Statesville, Tenn., and Ray and Rube Odom, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. O. B. Hollingsworth, Lawson, Mich., and five grandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Sallie Elaine (Manley) Thomas
Nov 16, 1871 - Mar 26, 1941

MRS. SALLIE THOMAS DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie E. Thomas, aged 69 years, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. G. H. Aston, 1206 West Fourteenth Avenue, Wednesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church, and Rev. Ross G. Smith, pastor of the Central Methodist Church here. Mrs. Thomas had been ill for some time.

Surviving are three sons, J. C. Thomas, Dallas; Luther Thomas, Mt. Calm, and Frank Thomas, Blanchard, Okla.; six daughters, Mrs. Sid Tanzy, Commerce; Mrs. S. R. Ray and Mrs. Jeff Akers, both of Dallas; Mrs. Bill Wynne, Lexington, Okla.; Mrs. Aston and Mrs. Eddie White, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Pritchett, Waco, and Mrs. Frances Ellis, Mississippi; a brother, Will Manley, Alabama, and a number of grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 27, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David Alexander Thomas Sr. buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx; d/o C. C. Manley & Liza (Walker) Manley per death certificate

Mike D. Thompson
Aug. 7, 1914 - Jul. 21, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. D. THOMPSON WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland – McCammon chapel. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Thompson died Monday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. M. R. Whittenburg. He was a life-long resident of Corsicana.

Rites were conducted by Tommie Godfrey, educational director of the First Baptist church of Mineral Wells.

Surviving are his father, G. N. Thompson, Houston; three brothers, James C. Thompson, U. S. Marines; Oscar N. Thompson and Albert J. Thompson, both of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Whittenburg, Corsicana; Mrs. Nick Panos, West Virginia and Miss Martha Jane Thompson, Houston.

Pallbearers were Webb Ray, Jim Ray, Joe Tarlton, Robert Tarlton, Leonard Smallwood, and Millard Howpe.

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Lonnie Paul Whittenburg
Jul 12, 1948 - Jul 14, 1948

Rites For Infant Planned Thursday

Lonnie Paul Whittenburg, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Whittenburg, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents of Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Thompson, Mabank.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul. 14, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Melton Richard Whittenburg and Hallie Artell (Thompson) Whittenburg buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.

INFANT TWIN DAUGHTERS Hicks
B&D Aug. 4, 1941

Infant Twins Are Buried on Monday

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock for the infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Hicks, born Monday morning in the P. and S. Hospital. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Sutherland-McCammon.

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Robert Lafayette Ferguson
Mar 4, 1848 - Aug 24, 1922

R. L. FERGUSON DROPPED DEAD AT MAYFIELD SPEAKING

R. L. Ferguson, aged 76, of Murchison, Henderson county, dropped dead at 8:30 last night on the Courthouse lawn while attending the political meeting at which Earle B. Mayfield, candidate for the United States senate spoke.

Death which was due to heart failure, occurred just as Mr. Mayfield mounted the platform. The State Orphans Home Band was playing “Dixie” and a majority of the crowd was on its feet, shouting and applauding the candidate.

Mr. Ferguson was standing on the outskirts of the crown when he fell dead. He was quickly removed in an ambulance to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors and very few people at the meeting knew of his death.

Mr. Ferguson was a former resident of Navarro county living here for 27 years. During the past years he has resided in Murchison where he owns a farm. While here Mr. Ferguson held the position of government crop statistician for Navarro county.

Mr. Ferguson arrived in Corsicana Tuesday night to visit his daughter, Mrs. Jerry Sparkman, 1531 North Beaton street, and to hear the political speakings in Corsicana this week. He was said to be a staunch Republican and was interested in politics. He attended the Ferguson meeting Wednesday night and was accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Sparkman to the Mayfield speaking last night.

The deceased is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. L. Tucker and Mrs. Albert Ferguson of Murchison and Mrs. Jerry Sparkman of Corsicana; two sons, L. L. Ferguson of Murchison and J. H. Ferguson of Wortham, Elbert Williams of Corsicana is a nephew.

The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with the burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral services will be held at the residence of J. M. Sparkman. The Rev. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the services.

The following will act as pall bearers: C. H. DeLafosse, W. B. Gray, Chas. Thornell, P. Mayer, Joe Seale, Roy Canady, Aaron Ferguson, John Varnell, J. M. Sparkman, W. T. Parker, John Maggard, Elbert Williams, S. Daniels and George McElvaney.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 25, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Margaret M. (Chause) Ferguson assumed 2nd wife Emma Cordelia (Logan) Sears-Ferguson married Aug. 23, 1913

Willie Faye (Goulding) Pierce-Jergins
Sep 19, 1907 - Feb 4, 1941

MRS. W. F. JERGINS DIED TUESDAY NIGHT BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Willie Faye Jergins, aged 33 years, died at the family residence, 204 West Fourth avenue Tuesday night.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, M. L. Jergins, Two sons, Forrest and Jackie Jergins, all of Corsicana; three brothers, J. F. Golden, Glade water; Jack Baker and Roy Baker, both of Corsicana and a sister Mrs. Odie Alexander, Purdon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb. 5, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Ernest E. Pierce married May 9, 1924 2nd husband Marshall Lee Jergins step sister Lyda (Baker) Alexander’s death certificate says William Baker and Curly Bell—step-brother Roy Marion Baker’s death certificate says s/o Marion Baker and Mattie Bell—step-brother Robert Jackson Baker’s death certificate says s/o William Baker and Mattie Bell— brother- John Traynum Goulding—1900 census has her 2 step brothers and step sister with Will Baker and May Baker-- 1910 census says step father William T. Stevens & mother Martha M. Stevens)

Marshall Lee Jergins
Apr 4, 1914 - Jun 13, 1966

M. L. Jergins Dies Monday; Rites Tuesday

Marshall Lee Jergins, 52, native Corsicanan, and Fort Worth resident, died early Monday in the Lisbon VA hospital in Dallas.

He was in the plumbing business and reside at 4010 Hollis Street in Fort Worth. He was a veteran of World War II.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from Corley Chapel with Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Fort Worth; four sons, Forrest N. Pierce of Arlington, Jackie Pierce, military service, Okinawa; John Kelton Thompson, and James Lee Thompson, both of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Lansford, Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Arvel Jacobs, Mrs. Sam Gordon, Mrs. Geraldine Scott and Mrs. Ira Fuller, all of Corsicana.

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Hold Services M. L. Jergins

Funeral services for Marshall Lee Jergins, 62, native Corsicanan, of Fort Worth, who died in the Lisbon VA hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist.

Jergins had been in the plumbing business in Fort Worth and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth, four sons, Forrest N. Pierce of Arlington, Jackie Pierce, military service, Okinawa; John Kelton Thompson, and James Lee Thompson, both of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Lansford, Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Arvel Jacobs, Mrs. Sam Gordon, Mrs. Geraldine Scott and Mrs. Ira Fuller, all of Corsicana.

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Billy George Lassiter
Apr 16, 1937 - Mar 7, 2019
 

Billy George Lassiter, 81, died peacefully at home March 7, 2019 after a brief illness.
Billy was born on April 16, 1937, an only child to Brice and Robena Lassiter in Corsicana where he lived his entire life and graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro Junior College. He married Robinell Wyrick on Aug. 17, 1957, his inseparable, lifelong sweetheart. A deacon at First Baptist Church of Corsicana, he was known as a kind and gentle man, a hard worker, a loyal friend, a good and righteous servant of his savior Jesus Christ, and a devoted husband and loving father who valued his family over anything on earth.
Billy and Robbie provided a wonderful Christian home for their two daughters. His life was a daily example to them of serving God and loving and caring for his family and many friends. Billy was loved and respected by all, and will be greatly missed.
Billy is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Robbie, and daughters Cheryl Wilson and her husband, Tim, of Fort Worth, and Sharon Robinson and her husband, Barry, of Corsicana.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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James Stringer Jenkins
Mar 13, 1934 - Mar 2, 2019
 
James Stringer Jenkins of Dawson got his heavenly wings Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Corsicana. He was born March 13, 1934 in Bazette, Navarro County, as the youngest of Roy Clyde and Elizabeth Jenkins' nine children. He graduated from Kerens High School in 1952. He fell in love and married Margaret (Moore) Jenkins on Sept. 6, 1952. During their 66 years together, they had five children: Stan Jenkins of Liberty City, Beth Sepedy of Dawson, Mary Loraine White and husband Dan of Corsicana, Tommy Jenkins and wife Carol of Dawson, and Lisa Jenkins of Waxahachie, as well as 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, all of his children and grandchildren, his older brother Jessie Glen (Chin) Jenkins of Bryan and numerous nieces and nephews.
He worked at Chattanooga Glass during his younger years, and later in life moved to Dawson to farm his own land and help others with their livestock. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ where he was a song leader for many years.
Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Kerens Church of Christ followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m.
Interment was held at Bazette Prairie Point Cemetery, under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law James Moore, Rusty Smith, Kyle Chambers, Cody Smith, Austin Jackson, and Jeff Dyess. Honorary pallbearers are Matt Jenkins and Tony Gonzales.
Margaret and the family would like express our sincere gratitude for the loving care and attention he received from Country Meadows Nursing Home and Hand-in-Hand Hospice. The family requests for any who wish to make a memorial donation in Dad's memory to please donate to Prairie Point Cemetery or Dawson Church of Christ.

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Andrew C. "Andy" Davila, Jr.
June 1, 1949 - Mar 6, 2019

Andrew (Andy) C. Davila Jr., 69, of Corsicana/Glen Flora, died Wednesday, March 6 2019, from complications of heart disease in Sugar Land.
Andy was born June 1, 1949, in Corsicana and was long term area resident until he moved to be closer to his daughter and granddaughter in Glen Flora, Tx. As a young child, he attended St. Monica grade school in Dallas. He then attended and graduated from Jesuit Prep High School of Dallas in 1968. He played football there and always had great memories of winning state in their football program.
He was awarded a scholarship from Jesuit and attended then Navarro Junior College in Corsicana. He graduated from Navarro College in 1983 with his Associate in Science. He enjoyed a lifelong career of 30 plus years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He retired as an assistant to the director of the Security Threat Group Management Office. His work in gang intelligence allowed him to travel to speak on his expertise and he educated/assisted many professional organizations on this topic.
After his retirement, he also worked for the Texas Youth Commission for over five years. Andy always want to stay busy so he had many fun part time jobs after this. He spent his retirement years with his family in Glen Flora. He loved being outside and enjoyed golfing. He was a family man that spent a lot of time with his granddaughter Liv which she affectionately called him "Grrrr and sometimes Grampy." He always called her an "angel" and he will be her angel now.
He is survived by wife, Bonnie Davila; daughter, Andrea Davila Muegge; son, Andrew Davila; granddaughter, Liv; his sister, Belinda Moreno and husband Lewis; niece and nephew, Delaney and Devin; sister, Mercy Alonzo and husband Sunday; nephew, Mike Alonzo; niece, Racheal Lovett Gilbert; brother and nephews Josh and Christian Davila; brother-in-law, George Westover and wife Teresa; nephews Brian and David; nieces Kelly, Christy and numerous other dear family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father Anita and Andres Davila; brothers Randy, Floyd, and Freddy and other beloved family members that have passed on. Notably a nephew and fishing buddy Chad Westover.
A rosary and viewing will be held at 6 p.m. March 8, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. March 9, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana.
Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers for the funeral service will be Josh Hale, Christian Davila, Devin Moreno, Sunday Alonzo, Randy Alonzo, and Michael Alonzo.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 7, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Bonnie Davila; s/o Andres Carlos Davila, Sr. & Juanita "Anita" (Garcia) Davila
    Andrew C. "Andy" Davila, Jr.

James Ingram, Jr.
abt 1928 - Feb 28, 2019

James Ingram, Jr. 91, of Ben Wheeler, Tx, formerly of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in Tyler.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van, Tx. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 11 a.m.

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Dorothy Ophelia (Cates) Dickson-Ragland
Sept 7, 1924 - Mar 11, 2019

Dorothy Ragland, age 94, of Grapevine passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Solstice Senior Living in Grapevine. She was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Dawson to Audie and Minnie Cates.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; by her first husband, Louis Walton Dickson in 1949 and her second husband, Morris Ragland in 1988.
She is survived by her son, Gary Dickson and wife Carol of Grapevine; her grandsons, Jason Dickson and wife Betty of Allen, Greg Dickson and wife Cherry of Plano and Scott Dickson and wife Krystal of Providence Village.
Dorothy is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ethan and Sofia Dickson of Allen and Calvin and Judah Dickson of Providence Village, along with Lydia Dickson of Plano.
Visitation with the family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 with a graveside service following at 11:30 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 11, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Louis Walton Dickson and Morris Glen "Shorty" Ragland; d/o Audie Marshall Cates & Minnie Beatrice (Parrish) Cates

Billy Darrell "BTee" Thomas
Sep 27, 1957 - Mar 7, 2019

Billy "BTee" Thomas lost his battle with cancer Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the age of 61. He was born on Sept. 27, 1957.
After attending Corsicana High School, he enlisted in the United States Army after which he returned to Corsicana where he lived out his life.
"BTee" was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Knott and his brothers, Ronnie Threet, Lynn Thomas and Robert Campbell.
He is survived by his children, Lauren Thomas and grandson Briar; son Cody Thomas and wife Ally; mother, Patsy Knott; brother, Charles Knott and wife Jaye, all of Corsicana and sister Cindy Haywood and husband Woody of Lake Jackson and nephews and nieces, Brad, Cory Don, Casey and Brittany.
A heart felt thank you to his special friend Danita Petty.
At "BTee's" request, he will be cremated and a celebration of life service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. March 23, 2019 at the American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton in Corsicana. Bro. Dollar will be officiating.

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Daneen Marie (Grisham) Harris
Nov 15, 1982 - Mar 6, 2019
 

Daneen Marie Grisham Harris of Kerens, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior March 6, 2019. She was born to Lee Grisham of Wimberly and Barbara Stevenson Mullen of New Braunfels, on Nov. 15, 1982.

She is survived by her husband, Terrell Harris, her children, Gracen, 12, Kya, 8, Zane, 6, and Lilliana, 4.

She loved her husband and was an excellent mother. She loved each one of her children with everything she had. They were the most important thing in her life and her greatest accomplishment. There was no favorite. Each were loved unconditionally. She also loved her parents; Lee Grisham and Barb Mullen; step-parents, Lauri Grisham and Terry Mullen; sister, Jesi Grisham-Perez and husband, Kirk, and her brothers Jacob Grisham and Noah Mullen as well as all her aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. For her there was no time better than having a get-together!

Daneen summed up her life on her Facebook profile with, "mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend. Truly blessed by God's amazing grace and everlasting love."

So many things shape an individual's life. Daneen always had friends - many friends. She was popular in school. She thrived on helping others and later sharing Christ. She played hard - both in sports and in life. She graduated in the top 10 of her class from Wimberly High School in 2001, while playing volleyball coached by her father, Lee Grisham. She graduated college in 2005 from Texas Tech University where she also played volleyball. She met the man that would soon be her husband in the spring of 2008. Her and Terrell married on June 6, 2009 in Pike's Peak, Co.

Daneen's struggled with severe pain from Crohn's Disease. As difficult as all of that was, God used her wherever she went. Those that knew her can attest that she loved the Lord, her husband, her children, her family and her many friends.

She was still struggling with health issues but lived life to its fullest. She loved Terrell and was so proud of him. He stood by her side through many years of ups and downs. He loved her fully through the Grace of God. Plus, his wonderful family couldn't have been more supportive. They rallied to take care of the kids and do anything that was needed at the house. Sometimes, even sitting with her at the hospital and/or taking the kids to visit her.

There has been a Daneen Harris Memorial Fund set up at the Prosperity Bank of Kerens. Please call the bank at 903-396-2222 if you're interested in contributing.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Kerens. Lunch will be served afterward.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Margaret Elizabeth (Freeman) Hulan
Dec 29, 1933 - Mar 4, 2019

Margaret Elizabeth Hulan Nee Freeman passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, after a gallant, seven year battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on Dec. 29, 1933, in Nashville, Tn. A member of the National Honor Society, she graduated from Nashville's Central High School, where her academic success qualified her for attendance to any state college. She chose, instead, to start her professional career immediately in customer communications with Southern Bell and, subsequently, office staff management in the insurance brokerage business.

In 1954, she met Henry D. Hulan, from Kerens, then serving at Fort Campbell, Ky. They were married Aug. 17, 1957, the beginning of their 62 year marriage.

Margaret dedicated herself to raising their children and managing family businesses. She was a Cub Scout den mother, a passionate animal lover, world traveler, and an avid reader.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas C. and Lillian Freeman.

She is survived by her husband, Henry D Hulan of Waco; son, Brian (Farzaneh) Hulan of Altadena, Ca; daughter, Melinda (Mark) Johnson of Waco; son, Stephen Hulan of Rancho Cucamonga, Ca; grandchildren, Sara Hulan (John Crestani) of Westlake Village, Ca, Taylor Johnson (Taylor) of Newnan, Ga, Torey Johnson (Zach First) of Houston, Zachary and Wyatt Hulan of Rancho Cucamonga, Ca and great-granddaughter, Lillian Mae Crestani of Westlake Village, Ca.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home, 120 SW 3rd St., Kerens, TX 75144, 903-396-2371. Reception to immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wings of Heaven's Gate Animal Rescue (www.nokillanimalrescue.org) or charity of your choice.

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Cole Hawkins
Aug 25, 1998 - Mar 7, 2019

Cole Hawkins was born on Aug. 25, 1998. He went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2019.

Cole was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, but he was a brave young man who faced each day with an intrepid spirit and showed consideration to others. Although Cole's body had tired, as there was but one outcome, he accepted it bravely and his faith in God never wavered. In the end, Cole won his battle with DMD. As Cole so aptly stated, he lived a sweet, albeit short life.

Cole was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles L. Hawkins.

Cole is survived by his parents, Kraig and Lea Hawkins; brother Hunter, and sister Haleigh; grandparents Patsy Hawkins and Les and Cleta Cotten; great-grandmother Hazel Cotten Carver; uncle Les Cotten, Jr. and wife Lori; aunt Lori Hargrove and Kalen; special cousin, Heath Cotten and cousins, Kaden Hargove and Ashtyn and Andersen Bybee.

A memorial service to commemorate the life of Cole Hawkins will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to a suitable children's or animal charity.

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Alwilda Leona (Davenport) Turns
Jun 16, 1851 - May 4, 1941

MRS. J. C. TURNS DIED SUNDAY; WAS BURIED HERE MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Turns, aged 89 years, formerly of Navarro county, native of Kentucky, who died at Rankin Sunday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister.

Surviving are two sons, W. B. Turns and V. C. Turns, both of Navarro; two daughters, Mrs. Will Patterson, Rankin and Mrs. Bertha Patterson, Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A sister, Mrs. Mary Gaines, resides in Owensboro, Ky.

Pallbearers were J. A. Gorman, T. M. Fouty, R. C. Owen, Nathan Crouth, A. G. Stokes and J. S. Beauchamp.

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Allie Mae (Brittain) Holloway
Oct 14, 1887 - Feb 21, 1941

MRS. A. M. HOLLOWAY, NATIVE CORSICANA, BE BURIED SATURDAY

Mrs. Allie Mae Holloway, aged 54 years, native of Corsicana, died early Friday morning at her home, 621 West Eighth Avenue. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the First Christian church. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian church will conduct the rites.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Griffin, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jessie Thomas, Plainview; a brother, J. D. Britton, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Langley, Ennis and one grandchild.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Service is directing the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb. 21, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Claud Ernest Holloway married Jun. 28, 1907 (Divorced); d/o John Benjamin Brittain & Vermella Frances (Ballard) Brittain buried in Cosgrove cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. A. M. HOLLOWAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Mae Holloway, 54, native of Corsicana, who died Friday morning were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Christian church. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, minister of the church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Griffin, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jessie Thomas, Plainview; a brother, J. D. Britton, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Langley, Ennis and one grandchild.

Pallbearers were Dock Borden, Plainview; Dock Martin, Corsicana; John W. Thomas, Tyler; Orville Thomas, Tyler; E. B. Thomas, Plainview, and Emmett Thomas, Corsicana.

Arrangements were handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Claud Ernest Holloway
Jul 14, 1886 - Dec 18, 1963

Claud Holloway Dies Wednesday

Claud Holloway, 77, retired blacksmith, 318 West Fifth avenue, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Addie Frances Thomas, Lubbock; Mrs. Neil Haynie, Corsicana; Mrs. Louis Tyler and Mrs. Mary Gordon, both of Dallas; and Mrs. Harold Farrell, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. D. J. Martin, Corsicana; a brother, R. L. Holloway, Corsicana; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 19, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Allie Mae (Brittain) Holloway married Jun. 28, 1907 (Divorced) 2nd wife Lillie Mae (Paul) Carden-Holloway s/o William Richard Holloway, Sr. and Emma (Phillips) Holloway

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Claud Holloway Services Held

Funeral services for Claude Holloway, 77, retired blacksmith, 318 West Fifth avenue, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister.

Holloway died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Addie Frances Thomas, Lubbock; Mrs. Neil Haynie, Corsicana; Mrs. Louis Tyler and Mrs. Mary Gordon, both of Dallas; and Mrs. Harold Farrell, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. D. J. Martin, Corsicana; a brother, R. L. Holloway, Corsicana; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Chambliss, Louis Tyler, Neil Haynie, Richard Thomas, William Martin and Miller Holloway.

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Lillie Mae (Paul) Carden-Holloway
Jan 10, 1888 - Oct 8, 1964

Hold Services Mrs. Holloway

Funeral services for Mrs. C. E. Holloway, 76, of 318 West Fifth avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, former Unity Baptist church pastor, assisted by Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of Northside Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Holloway had resided in Corsicana 50 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. H. C. Ferrell, San Antonio; Mrs. Louis Tyler, Dallas; Mrs. Earl Gordon, Houston, and Mrs. Neil Haynie, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Glenn, Dallas and Mrs. J. J. Evans, Corsicana; a brother, Henry Paul, Lindale, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews and grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 10, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Wilsie Arthur Carden 2nd husband Claud Ernest Holloway; d/o Braxton Bragg Paul buried in Lincoln cemetery, Lincoln, New Mexico & Mattie Virginia (Gresham) Paul buried in Zion’s Rest cemetery

Robert Lee Paul
Sep 23, 1905 - Jul 13, 1962

Sunday Rites For R. L. Paul

Final rites for Robert Lee Paul, 56, Corsicana carpenter, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A resident of 822 West Tenth avenue. Paul was fatally killed in a pick-up truck mishap Friday night five miles from Cleveland, Texas when Clyde Henley, 67, Abilene carpenter, was also fatally hurt, Ernest Willis, 42, of Cleveland, driver of the car was injured, according to The Associated Press.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Glenn, Dallas; Mrs. J. J. Evans, and Mrs. C. E. Holloway, both of Corsicana; a brother, Henry Paul, Lindale and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. L. Armstrong, B. L. Whittenberg, Theo Daniel, L. D. Tyler, A. W. Upton and Neil Haynie.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 16, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Braxton Bragg Paul buried in Lincoln cemetery, Lincoln, New Mexico & Mattie Virginia (Gresham) Paul buried in Zions Rest cemetery

James Monroe “Jim” Paul
Aug 18, 1900 - Oct 4, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES M. PAUL TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for James Monroe Paul, age 43 years, who died Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. A. L. Meadors conducted the rites and burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Carden, Corsicana; Mrs. J. J. Evans, Corsicana; Mrs. J. E. Glenn, Dallas; two brothers, Lee Paul, Texas City; Henry Paul, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 5, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single s/o Braxton Bragg Paul buried in Lincoln cemetery, Lincoln, New Mexico & Mattie Virginia (Gresham) Paul buried in Zion’s Rest Cemetery

Leldon Theo Brown
Feb 09, 1913 - Dec 13, 1941

HIGHWAY ACCIDENT FATAL TO PURSLEY MAN; 3 OTHERS HURT

TRUCK AND AUTOMOBILE COLLISION CAUSES FIFTEENTH TRAFFIC VICTIM

Leldon T. Brown, aged 28 years, of Pursley, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night shortly before midnight from injuries received about 7:30 o’clock Saturday night in a truck-auto collision at the intersection of Highways 75 and 287 in South Corsicana. His death was the fifteenth auto fatality in Navarro county during 1931.

Another man is in the hospital and two women companions received first aid treatment.

Sutherland-McCammon and Corley ambulances answered the call.

Injured were Olin Clemmons, Pursley, head injury and concussion. Louise Colburn and Myrtle Tackett, both of Corsicana.

The truck involved was driven by E. P. Waugh, 1403 Marfa, Dallas, driver for the Sproles Lines, Sheriff Cap Curington, said.

City and county officers answered the call. The force of the impact forced both vehicles off the pavement with the truck coming to rest on the rear of the demolished automobile. The truck cab, was severely battered. Sheriff Curington said the driver escaped injury.

Traffic in that vicinity was snarled and had to be regulated for several hours following the mishap.

Funeral rites for Brown were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. Fisher and Vaughan.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Brown, Pursley; wife of Streetman; a brother Calvie Brown, Sweeney, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Corine Goodman, Dallas and other relatives.

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Henry Cleveland Brown
Mar 16, 1886 - Jun 6, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR H. C. BROWN WERE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for H. C. Brown, aged 59 years, of Richland, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn and Rev. Fisher. He had resided in the Richland community since 1924.

Surviving are a son Calvie Brown, private in the U. S. Marines; a daughter, Mrs. E. L. Sayder, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Mattie White, Danville, Ala.; and four brothers, R. R. Brown, Danville, Ala.; Farris Brown, Stamford; D. F. Brown Kilgore, and C. M. Brown, Richland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred M. Copeland, Hardy Tanner, A. T. Smith, Jr.; M. A. Murray, G. B. Cambers and Lloyd Burton.

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Marion Wesley Warner
Oct 19, 1919 - Aug 26, 1987

Pfc. Wesley Warner has returned to his station in Fort Leonard Wood, after spending a 13-day furlough with his family. He was accompanied to Dallas by his wife and sister, Mrs. Lorene Wood. They were week end guests in Dallas in the home of Mrs. E. L. Gann.

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Floyd Wayne Fauber, Jr.
Dec 23, 1940 - Jan 10, 1941

FLOYD WAYNE FAUBER DIED EARLY FRIDAY; BURIAL HAMILTON

Floyd Wayne Fauber, 17-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fauber, died at the family home, 2053 West Fifth avenue, Friday morning at 1 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland McCammon chapel. The rites were conducted by Ray C. Duke Payne pastor of the First Christian church. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Fauber, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. King, Oakwood, a step-sister, Barbara Rose Watson, and a step-brother, Jackie Watson, both of Corsicana.

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William Meridith “Will” Slone
Feb 17, 1862 - Jun 26, 1941

W. M. SLONE DIED AT PICKETT HOME; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Will M. Slone, aged 79 years, life-long resident of the Pickett community, died at the family home Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, W. N. Slone, J. E. Slone and R. F. Slone, all of Corsicana; a brother, Robert Petty, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Maudie Pryor, Barry, and Mrs. Minnie Lackey, Dallas and a number of grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Walter Beeman, Eldon Skinner, Malcolm Roman, Homer Crawford, Tim Anderson and Audry Brennon.

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Emma Jane (White) Slone
1865 - Oct 30, 1949

Mrs. E. J. Slone Died On Sunday; Funeral Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Jane Slone, aged 84 years, life-long resident of Navarro county who died Sunday, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by W. T. Allmon, Hubbard Baptist minister.

Surviving are three sons, R. F., J. E. and W. N. Slone, all of Corsicana; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

She was the widow of the late W. M. Slone of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dock J. Martin, Aud Brannon. Will Archer, Joe Norwood, Tom Lake and Malcolm Roman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 31, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Meridith “Will” Slone married Dec. 24, 1888; d/o Nazareth “Naz” White & Nancy Jane (Woodall) White buried in Cosgrove cemetery

Robert Floyd Slone
Feb 6, 1894 - Dec 31, 1973

Floyd Slone

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Floyd Slone, 79, native of Navarro County who died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. James Lockerd will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery. He was a retired farmer and rancher and a member of the Baptist church.

He is survived by his widow, Bessie Slone; one son, Garvin of Corsicana; two brothers, W. N. Slone and J. E. Slone of Corbet; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Bessie (Ross) Slone
Feb 6, 1896 - Apr 18, 1977

Mrs. Slone

Services were to be at 2 p. m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Bessie Slone, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. James Lockerd officiated, and burial was in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Slone was a native of Corbet, lived in Corsicana 30 years, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, W. H. Ross of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John Butler of Corsicana; a grandson, Ronald Slone of Irving; and two great-grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Garvin Floyd Slone
Nov 26, 1916 - Jun 28, 1974

G. Slone

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Garvin Slone, 57, 2030 West 13th Ave., who died Friday night at Memorial Hospital after being stricken with an apparent heart attack at his home. The Rev. Luther Crawford, pastor of Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

A native of Retreat, he had lived most of life in Corsicana and was a route salesman for the R. C. Cola distributor here. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gelene Slone, Corsicana; one son, Ronald Slone of Grapevine; two grandchildren, Ronald Scott Slone and Lori Ann Slone, also of Grapevine; and his mother, Mrs. Floyd Slone of Corsicana.

Members of Unity Sunday School Class of Missionary Baptist Church will be pallbearers and will include: Harmon Pope, Percy McDaniel, Joe McGaugh, Preston Norwood, Kenneth Davis, Hoyt Blackmon and T. G. Haynes.

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Henry Alta (Pursley) Mahoney
Mar 18, 1901 - Nov 09, 1941

MRS. JOHN MAHONEY DIED AT PURSLEY; INTERMENT MONDAY

Mrs. John Mahoney of Pursley died at her home early Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held at the Pursley church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband and five children and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pursley of Pursley.

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Thomas Newton Franks
May 24, 1887 - Feb 14, 1941

THOMAS N. FRANKS DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Thomas N. Franks, aged 57 years died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday night after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment will be made.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, E. T. Franks, Corsicana; J. O. Franks, Brownsville, and S. E. Franks, Monahans; a daughter, Mary Ella Franks, Corsicana; two brothers, Claude Franks, Clarksville, and Henry Franks, Big Springs; and two sisters, Mrs. Velma Morrow, Big Spring, and Ruth Wright, Corpus Christi.

Corley Funeral Home will be in charge.

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Benjamin Lafayette Magouirk
May 13, 1878 - Mar 9, 1961

B. L. Magouirk Dies Friday

Benjamin L. Magouirk, 82, retired farmer, former resident of Richland died in a Galveston hospital Friday morning. He had resided in Longview for a number of years.

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

Magouirk was a native of Leon county.

Surviving are two sons, J. L. Magouirk, Longview, and M. D. Magouirk, Groves; a brother, Arthur Magouirk, Denison; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Lee Leamon, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 10, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Blanche Elizabeth (McGuffin) Magouirk s/o Sebron Seth Magouirk & Emily Mann (Clark) Magouirk buried in Keechi cemetery, Keechi, Leon county, Tx.

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B. L. Magouirk Rites Sunday

Funeral rites for Benjamin L. Magouirk, 82, retired farmer of Longview, who died in Galveston hospital early Friday, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. He formerly resided at Richland.

The services will be conducted by Rev. A. T. Ilsinge, pastor of the Richland Baptist church with burial in the Richland cemetery.

Magouirk was a native of Leon county.

Surviving are two sons, J. L. Magouirk, Longview and M. B. Magouirk, Groves; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Lee Leamon, Fort Worth; a brother, Arthur Magouirk, Denison, and other relatives.

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Hold Services B. L. Magouirk

Funeral services for B. L. Magouirk, 82, retired farmer of Longview, who died in a Galveston hospital Friday, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland. Rev. A. T. Ilsinge, pastor, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Magouirk resided at Richland before moving to Longview a number of years ago.

Surviving are two sons, J. L. Magouirk, Longview, and M. B. Magouirk, Groves; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Lee Leamon, Fort Worth; a brother, Arthur Magouirk, Denison and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Ben Alvin Todd, Sr.
Apr 6, 1888 - Sep 29, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES RICHLAND SATURDAY FOR B. A. TODD, SR.

Funeral services for B. A. Todd, Sr., aged 53 years, who died at his home in Richland early Friday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church in Richland. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lewis Tucker, Methodist minister.

Surviving are his wife and three sons, B. A. Todd, Jr., Louis Todd and Donald Todd, all of Richland; a brother, Ivan Todd, Kerens and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Brown, Waxahachie.

Pallbearers were Roscoe Chism, Tyre Winstead, Walter Hendon, Tom Johnson, Bob Gregory, Van Elkins and Will Sharpley.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Gladys Pauline (Kelley) Todd
Sep 12, 1894 - Apr 22, 1959

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Todd

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Kelly Todd, 65, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning following an extended illness were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ted Spencer, assc. pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Todd, the widow of the late Ben A. Todd, resided at Richland prior to moving to Corsicana 16 years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Ben A. Todd, Corpus Christi; Louis E. Todd, Denton, and Donald Todd, Corsicana; a sister Mrs. E. C. Sears, Corsicana; a brother, H. W. Kelly Denton; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Binford, Teddy Sherrill, Will Sharpley, Frank Reames, Jesse Richards, Noel D. Hook and Morris Pike.

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Henry W. Williams
Jan 27, 1867 - May 12, 1941

HENRY WILLIAMS, CURRIE FARMER, WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY

Henry Williams, farmer, aged 74 years, died suddenly Monday night at his home with a heart attack while sitting in a chair.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Richland.

He had resided in the Currie community for many years.

Surviving are his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Jim Andrews of Currie and a sister who resides in Houston.

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Ruby J. (Blake) Davis
Mar 17, 1902 - Jul 30, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON MRS. HENRY DAVIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry C. Davis, 39, who died at her home in Richland Wednesday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Richland Methodist Church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Richland Banker; mother, Mrs. J. H. Blake, Dallas; five brothers, C. C. Blake and J. P. Blake, both of Amarillo; M. Blake, Hollywood, Calif., L. M. Blake, Dallas, and sister, Mrs. L. M. Thomas, Amarillo.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Pallbearers were D. N. Brown, Jr., Earl McDaniel, Louis White, Jr., J. H. Brown, H. A. Burleson, and R. V. Colcome.

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Henry C. Davis
May 8, 1898 - Jan 24, 1948

Henry C. Davis Funeral Services Are Held Sunday

Funeral services for Henry C. Davis, 49, who died in the Navarro clinic Saturday morning following a heart attack, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Richland cemetery with the Masonic Lodge in charge. Davis was a Mason and Shriner. The rites were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Grand Prairie, a former pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Life-long resident of Richland, Davis had been cashier of the First National Bank at Richland for a number of years.

Surviving are a brother, Cliff Davis, Goilad; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Knotts, Richland; Mrs. Lloyd Tankersley, Kaufman; Mrs. Esther Pool, Odessa, and Mrs. Eunice Koliman, Hondo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl McDaniel, Herbert Arch Burleson, Neal Brown, Pat Cooper, J. N. Garitty and W. C. Pearce.

Honorary pallbearers were John Alderman, Jim Richards and Gussie Weaver.

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Alexander Forrest “Alex” Hair, Sr.
Nov 18, 1891 - Jul 29, 1961

A. F. Hair, 69, retired farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday.

Native of Arkansas, he resided at Powell for many years prior to moving to Corsicana 16 years ago.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Post Oak cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, and Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, L. T. Hair, Corsicana; George M. Hair, Madison, Kan., and Gene Hair, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. C. M. Fowler, Selman City; three brothers, R. E. Ware and Claude Ware, both of Corsicana, and William Ware, Arp; two sisters, Mrs. D. H. Thomas, Eureka, and Mrs. V. A. Lonon, Powell, and 12, grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Henry Russell, Clifton Russell, Mutt Haynie, Roy Fand and Bealon Ware.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 31, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Joseph M. Hair and Mary Jane (Spence) Hair-Ware (Mary is buried in New Chatfield cemetery) (step-father William Edgar "Edd" Ware)

Patti Gwendolyn (Burt) Brittain
Oct 28, 1927 - Mar 3, 2019

Patti Brittain, 91 of Rice passed away March 3, 2019 in Rice. She was born Oct. 28, 1927 in Forney to John Gaston Burt and Bessie May Knox Burt.
Patti loved the Lord and Jesus. She was the secretary for Episcopal Church in Dallas for many years. She loved astrology and was a professional astrologist.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, William Heacock.
She is survived by her husband, James Brittain; two children, Cathy O'Donnell and Lisa Gilliland and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services to follow at 10 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel.
Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Gilliland, Michael O'Donneil, Clint Baxter, Jeff Towery, Sam Brogdon, Blane Towery and Todd Reinders.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231 or heart.org and American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or donate3.cancer.org

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Roy Eugene "Gene" Ingham
Jan 3, 1938 - Mar 5, 2019

Mr. Roy Eugene "Gene" Ingham, 81, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation with the family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with a funeral service immediately following at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Williams and Pastor Bill Manney officiating.

Interment to follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Mr. Roy Eugene “Gene” Ingham, age 81, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1938 in Navarro County to J.D. Ingham and Letha Irene Cox Ingham.

Gene attended schools in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1957. He served in the Texas National Guard for many years. He loved to bow hunt, fish and listen to country music whenever possible. He worked in automotive sales most of his life. He worked at Waddell Connally beginning in 1957 and then worked at Hudson Auto Parts in Corsicana beginning in 2001 and retired from Berry Chrysler in Corsicana.

He met Maxine in 1955 and they were married in 2010. Maxine and Gene loved one another dearly and had great times together throughout their short marriage. Gene never met a stranger and all those who knew him thought the world of him.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Ingham; his daughter, Karen Lampin; his grandsons, Craig Lampin and wife Kindrah and Colby Lampin and wife Terrah. Gene is also survived by three great-granddaughters; Kaydence Lampin, Cambrie Lampin and Morgan Lampin. He is also survived by his twin brother, Dean Ingham, his nephew; Roy D. Ingham; his great-nephew, Stephen Ingham and his step-children; Jan Nichols and Mike Nichols and many step-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service following immediately after at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. James Williams and Bro. Bill Manney officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Stan Lawhon, Bobby Howard, Gary Ferguson, Craig Lampin, Colby Lampin and Matt Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be “Gene’s bow-hunting buddies”.

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Donald Lewis "Don" Bowen
Jul 24, 1934 - Mar 7, 2019

Don Bowen, a loving and devoted husband and father, beloved by his family and friends, passed from this life peacefully, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Don was born in Wichita Falls as the only child of Virgil and Zelma Bowen. His family moved to Oklahoma City, where Don graduated from Central High School. Don attended Abilene Christian College (University) where he met the love of his life, Shirley Sehon. They were married in 1955 and have enjoyed over 63 years of devoted marriage.

While at Abilene Christian, Don served as the Student Body President, played basketball and was the recipient of the Board of Trustees Outstanding Student Award. Don received a Bachelor of Science in Education. Don began his career in Fort Worth as a management trainee for Wyatt's Food Store Chain. He was drafted into the army and served his country at Fort Bliss in El Paso and later in the Army Reserve and National Guard.

Don and Shirley returned to Fort Worth where Don demonstrated his excellent work ethic while he held five jobs to support his growing family. He served on the staff at West Berry Church of Christ, taught at Bruce Shulkey Elementary, drove a cleaning truck and coached youth sports for the Optimist Club while earning his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Don and Shirley then moved to Corsicana. Don served as the Principal of Bowie Elementary for two years and as Corsicana High School Principal. Don was then chosen to serve Corsicana Independent School District as the superintendent. It was during these five years, that the current high school was built and all the students in Corsicana attended school together for the first time. During the next stages of his career, Don served as the Executive Director of the Medical Arts Clinic, helping the clinic to grow in service and locations.

The last stage of his career, Don was co-owner of Stewart Motor Company. Civic duty was important to Don. He served as president of the Kiwanis Club, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and the State President of the Medical Administrators of Texas. He served on the Board of Directors for United Fund, YMCA, Corsicana School Board and the ACU Advisory Board. Don was honored as the Layman of the Year by the Kiwanis Club in 1970. Don's strongest desire was to serve his church and his family. He served as an elder for many years at Westside and then Westhill Church of Christ. He fulfilled roles as preacher, teacher, and song leader. He officiated weddings (including his son and daughter's) and funerals for families.

Don loved to attend the sporting events and activities of his children and grandchildren. Many memories were created and miles traveled as he and Shirley traversed the state, making friends all along the way. Playing golf, snow skiing, and cycling were more than a hobby to Don. He had a passion for the game of golf and enjoyed years of friendship with his son and golfing buddies. He also enjoyed skiing with Shirley, his friends and family and taught all his children and grandchildren to ski.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Zelma.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Shirley and their children, Brenda Sandifer and husband Hugh of Abilene, Don Bowen, Jr. and his wife, Sheryl of Humble, Bridget Price and husband Don Allen of North Richland Hills, and Briana Fleming and husband Eric of Keller. Don was a loving and beloved grandfather to Dakota Hall and husband Zak, Madison Sandifer, Collin Bowen, Logan Price, Brinley Price, Ethan Fleming, Rhett Fleming and Zane Fleming.

Don's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Allen Jones, Don Ivy, Paul Stewart, Paul Slaughter, Percell Milton, Darwin Thomas, and Phil Smith.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers for his excellent care, the wonderful staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Home and the caring Nurses of the new Century Hospice.

Memorials can be made to Westhill Church of Christ Benevolence Fund or Missions Fund (3400 W. Hwy. 22, Corsicana, TX 75110) or to Parkinson's research at Parkinson.org.

Visitation will be held for 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 at Westhill Church of Christ with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. officiated by Ferman Carpenter. Interment to take place after the funeral at the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Westhill Church of Christ Benevolence Fund 3400 west Hwy 22 Corsicana, Texas 75110 or Parkinson's Foundation at Parkinson.org

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Ozella (Herod) Wylie
May 4, 1905 - Nov 28, 1996

Ozella Wylie
Ozella Wylie, 91, of Corsicana, died Nov. 28, 1996, at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home with Russell Baukee officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Mrs. Wylie was born May 4, 1905, in Corsicana. She was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ.
Mrs. Wylie is survived by her son, Don Wylie of Corsicana; a daughter, Faye Wreight of Rust; three sisters, Hortez Weidman and Nina Jones of Corsicana, and Mary E. Robinson of Austin; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lindle Wheeler Steen
Jan 12, 1928 – Mar 11, 2019

"Lindle Wheeler Steen passed away March 11, 2019, at age 91 of pneumonia. He was a resident of Brushy Creek Nursing and Rehab in Austin, Texas. He was born in Frost, Texas, on January 12, 1928. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 1949, and received a Good Conduct Medal and an Honorable Discharge. He was married to Marie Steen (née Blake) and is survived by his daughter Lynn Marks of Shelbyville, Indiana, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He had a stillborn son, Michael. He is also survived by his nephew David Robbins and great niece Marian Culpepper. He was a Christian, and enjoyed going to church and singing in the choir when he was younger. He loved bowling and was in a bowling league. He was a big Dallas Cowboys fan. He had a radiant smile. He will be missed."
FAMILY
He was married to Marie Steen (née Blake) and is survived by his daughter Lynn Marks of Shelbyville, Indiana, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He had a stillborn son, Michael. He is also survived by his nephew David Robbins and great niece Marian Culpepper.


Reva Lois (Littlejohn) Moore
Mar 19, 1915 - Feb 24, 2019

Reva's Obituary
Reva Lois (Littlejohn) Moore, 103, of Emmett, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at a Corsicana hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27 at Emmett Church with Pastor Jason Revill, Pastor Seth Fuller, Mr. Matt Stroder and Mr. Gordon Lockett officiating. Graveside services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Richland Cemetery near Mertens.
Reva was born March 19, 1915 near Mertens to Henry Graves Littlejohn and Mary Emma (Thompson) Littlejohn. After her public-school education in Mertens schools, she attended North Texas Teachers College in Denton before her college education ended prematurely when she moved back home to help care for family members.
Reva held a variety of jobs during her long lifetime including working as a clerk at a Hallmark store, various retail stores, jewelry stores and fabric shops. She was a longtime quilter and seamstress who loved sewing and mending clothes for others. As a devoted Christian, Reva wrapped over 4000 gift boxes over the years for Samaritan's Purse, a Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid around the world. She was a longtime member of Emmett Church where she served as church treasurer and also was treasurer for the Emmett Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melton Moore; two brothers, Charles Littlejohn and Glen Littlejohn and a sister, Gladyce (Littlejohn) McAfee.
Survivors include nieces, Patricia J. Stroder and Mary Glen Hill; great niece, Reva Karen Fuller; great nephews, Matt Thomas Stroder and Joel McAfee Stroder; 10 great-great nieces, seven great-great nephews and numerous great-great-great nieces and nephews and other extended family members and countless friends.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Stroder, Samuel Stroder, Jacob Stroder, Joel Stroder, John Mark Stroder and Adam Stroder.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Anderson, Nat Byrum and Zeke Stroder.
The family requests that memorials in Reva’s name be made to Emmett Church, c/o Doug Fuller, 2375 NW CR 3300, Frost, Texas 76641 or Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org/donate.

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Reva Lois (Littlejohn) Moore


Cora Elizabeth Johnson
November 27, 1927 - January 20, 2018

Obituary for Cora Elizabeth Johnson
Cora Elizabeth Johnson, 90, of Frost, Texas, passed away on January 20th, 2018 peacefully in her home. The memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 10th at The Red Barn at Crafton Farms, 209 Crafton Rd., Portland, Tennessee. Charles Walker will officiate with Alice Walker offering memories of the deceased and Tony Grace leading prayer.
Cora Elizabeth was born in Portland, Tennessee on November 27, 1927. During her long and happy lifetime she enjoyed traveling with her sisters, sewing, reading and of course spending time with her beloved family.
Cora Elizabeth is survived by her sister Billie Gilligan of Carmel, Indiana; honorary sister Frances Waller of Knoxville, Tennessee; daughter Debby Cassetty of Portland, Tennessee; son Bobby Johnson of Frost, Texas; daughter Lisa Tucker of Frost, Texas; six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and fourteen great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Cora Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Walter, her son Ernie Johnson, grandson Brian Johnson, brother Charles McGee, sisters Maxine Scott, Lila Danis, Rebecca Fain, and Jo McDonald.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s research. The family wishes to thank Hand in Hand Hospice of Corsicana, Texas for their loving care of their mother.

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Mandi Michelle Morrison
Apr 14, 1983 - Mar 6, 2019

Mandi Morrison, age 35, was born to Roy Lee and Diana Billman Morrison in Durango CO on April 14, 1983 and passed away at her home in Frost, TX on March 6, 2019. Completely disabled from birth, she spent most of her life in Cleburne, attending Cleburne Public Schools and graduating from Cleburne High School in 2005. She has been a client at the Rock House Inc. in Cleburne since 2005.
Mandi was the definition of unconditional love. She loved receiving hugs and kisses from everyone and gave joy to all who knew her.
A celebration of life will be held on March 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth, TX. Visitation will be held immediately preceding the service from 1-3 pm.
Mandi was preceded in death by her grandfather, Robert Edward Billman, and her grandmother, Emma Lee Landrum.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her parents, Roy and Diana Morrison of Frost, TX, Brother, Matt Morrison and wife Katie of Colorado Springs, CO, brother, Micah Morrison of Fort Worth, TX and sister, Molli Morrison of Fort Worth, TX, grandmother, Shirley Billman Reed of Rockwall, TX and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mandi's parents would like to thank Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, CISD Special Education, Cletran, and the Rock House for their many years of dedication and care. We sincerely appreciate you more than you will ever know.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation in Mandi's memory to Work Opportunity, Inc. Attn: Doug Svein, P.O. Box 953, Stephenville, TX 76401. This non-profit group benefits the disabled by giving them job opportunities and provides tools needed to be successful in the workplace.
Published on March 8, 2019

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Barbara Louise (Jordan) Bedgood
Sep 5, 1926 - Jan 13, 2019

Barbara's Obituary
Barbara Louise Bedgood, 92 of Tyler, will be laid to rest at a private graveside service on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas, under direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. Mrs. Bedgood passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Tyler. She was born September 5, 1926 in Frost, Texas to the late Lester and Bedie Thompson Jordan. Mrs. Bedgood was a facilities manager for Litton Data Systems and was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Jon Paul Bedgood and is survived by a daughter, Kathie Lowery of New Braunfels, Texas and by her friend and caregiver, Karen Caldwell of Tyler.

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Mary Virginia (Holloway) Reeves
July 1, 1931 - Mar 15, 2019
 
Mary Virginia Reeves was called to rest Friday, March 15, 2019, at the age of 87. Mary was born July 1, 1931 in Corsicana to Richard (Bud) Holloway and Mitty Mae Petty.
Mary was very active in her San Marcos community in her working years. She and her husband owned and operated the Heritage House restaurant in the 60's and 70's and later she ran the daily child care program for the First Baptist Church in San Marcos. She loved people and never was afraid to speak her two cents.
Mary stayed very active during her retirement years as she enjoyed traveling, camping at the lake in her travel trailer and just getting out and seeing new things.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Chester Murrel Reeves and son Billy Murrel Reeves.
She is survived by son, Vernon (Coach) Farmer; daughter, Carolyn Gilmore and son-in-law Terry Gilmore; grandson, Tanner Reeves, wife Tiana Reeves and great grandchildren TK, Tru Reeves; grandson, Zachary Gilmore, wife Melissa Gilmore and great children Deyanira, Yancey, Zayne, Niza and Binny.
"Grandma, we miss you but know you're smiling alongside granddaddy and Billy."
Funeral Services are provided by Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, Tx with a private graveside service being held in Hutto, Tx.

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Trixie Brittain
1884 - 1913

On December 27th, 1914, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. John Britton and took from them their daughter. She was 29 years old.  She leaves an aged father, one brother and three sisters to mourn her loss. But our loss is heaven's gain, for we know that Trixie is at rest and let us live so we may meet our loved ones in that home over there where there will be no sad partings and good byes.

We have lost ouir darling Trixie:
She has bade this world adieu;
She has gone to live with Jesus,
And her face is lost from view.

Almost thirty long years her mission
On this dark old earth led,
But though her lifeless form is with us
Her soul to God has fled.

She is safe with Jesus
Where ther are no clouds or rain,
And out sadness tells us
That our loss is heaven's gain.

Earthly life hath pain and sorrow
But we know twill not be long
If we serve the loving Master
Till we join her in that throng.

Now that tender cord is broken,
And the soul to God has fled
Though she is waiting for us
Up younder her in that throung

Now the tender cord is broken
And the soul to God has fled
Though she is waiting for us
Up younder with arms butspread

No more will we hear the laughter
Or that smile so bright to see.
But without dear Trixie
We will nw forever be

Yes, God has taken from us
The one we loved so well
But she is safe with the angels,
There to forever dwell

When we cross the chilly waters
And leave our sorrow all behind
Then we'll look for our dear Trixie
And she'll not be very hard to find.

Our darling Trixie from us has gone
And a voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

Written by her cousins
EVELYN and VIRA BONNER

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William Thomas Stockton
Aug 13, 1880 - Mar 31, 1946

Funeral services for W.T. Stockton, 65, Kerens farmer and cattleman, who died at his home in Kerens Sunday, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence.
The services were conducted by Dr. Elmer Page, the Rev. John Daney and the Rev. Maggart Howell, all of Kerens and the Rev. William Everhart of Athens.
Mr. Stockton was president of the First National Bank of Kerens for 30 years. He retired in 1943 due to ill health and engaged in farming.

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  • Published in the Athens Review Apr 4, 1946

Zack Stockton
Feb 28, 1919 - Nov 28, 2013
 
Zack Stockton, 94, of Abilene, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Royal Estates in Abilene. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 5, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 6, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Clifford S. Stewart and Rev. Janice Six officiating.

Graveside services will be in Kerens Cemetery in Kerens, Navarro County, Texas on Saturday, December 7, following a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens.

He was born February 28, 1919 to Percy and Fannie Stockton in Kerens, TX. He graduated from Kerens High School in 1936, and from The University of Texas in 1940. He entered the US Army in 1940 with the 36th Division of the Texas National Guard. Later he went overseas to Europe with the 9th Armored Division. After WWII he again joined the 36th Division, Texas National Guard and served an additional 15 years, and ended his 23 years of military service with 3 years in the Army Reserves. He married Gelene Reed in Kerens on August 3, 1947. The family moved to Abilene in 1958 where he was employed in the real estate and the furniture business until his retirement from Andrews Furniture Company in 1979.

He is survived by his sons Scott and wife Janet of Richardson, TX, and Stephen and wife Vonna of Golden, CO.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Autumn Chavez and husband Robbie and her sons Caden and Jack of Frisco, TX,: Tommy Stockton of Dallas, TX.; Jacob, Wesley, and Kevin Stockton of Golden, CO.; sister Cynthia Jaffe of Perth, Australia; brother John and wife Jan Stockton of Sun City West, AZ; and sister-in-law Frances Stockton of Portland, OR, and several cousins, nephews, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gelene, his parents and two brothers, Coates and William Stockton.

He was a member of First Central Presbyterian Church and the Friendly Class, Military Officers of America Association, Central Texas Gem and Mineral Society, and Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He enjoyed fishing at the Texas gulf coast, golf, and RV traveling with family and friends.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo Gap Presbyterian Camp, P.O. Box 397, Buffalo Gap, TX, First Central Presbyterian Church, 400 Orange St, Abilene, TX 79601; Kerens Presbyterian Church, 301 S.E. 3rd St, Kerens, TX 75144, or to the donor's favorite charity.

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Jennie Marie (Harry) Fore
Jan 23, 1940 - Jan 11, 2019

Jennie Marie Fore, 78, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, January 9th at a local hospital.

Service Information:

Funeral services will be 9:30AM Saturday, January 12th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco, TX 76708.

Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery, 3201 S. 12th St, Waco, TX 76706.

Visitation will be Friday January 11, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Jennie was born January 23, 1940 in Lorena, TX. She grew up at the Corsicana State Orphan’s Home, where at the age of 7, she met Jody Fore, who would later become her one true love. Jody and Jennie married on February 21, 1958. A little over a year later, they started their family with the birth of their only son, Danny, the family continued to grow with the birth of their four daughters, Sandra, Tracie, Nancy & Cheryl.

Jennie loved many things including music and singing but most of all spending time with her family, especially her thirteen grandchildren. She attended the Church of the Open Doors in Odessa, TX for several years. Jennie was a woman of substance, she taught her children and grandchildren to love like Jesus. If Jennie wasn’t out buying her beautiful blouses or favorite pink nail polish, she was enjoying gardening or sitting on her porch swing. Her love, kind spirit and humor will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Raymond Harry, Bill Harry, Woody Harry and Gladys Rackley.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 61 years, Jody Fore; brothers, Johnny and Bobby Harry, children, Danny Fore and wife Tracey, Sandra Grisham and husband James, Tracie Espy and husband Cecil, Nancy Daniel and husband Brett and Cheryl Lee and husband Stanley. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michael Fore, Daniel Fore, Joshua Grisham, Jonathan Grisham, Joseph Fore, Jarred Grisham, Rachel Harlow, Jacob Grisham, Alex Lee, Brenan Daniel, Abby Lee, Railey Daniel, and Chase Daniel; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Ethel Louise (May) Johns
Aug  9, 1933 - May 18, 2018

Obituary for Ethel Johns
Ethel May Johns of Athens, Texas passed peacefully on May 18, 2018, in Tyler, Texas. She was 84. Ethel was born on August 9, 1933 to her parents, Leonard and Louise May, in Dallas, Texas. After the passing of her mother, she and her two brothers, Eugene and Roy May, went to live at the Corsicana State Orphans’ Home. She dearly loved the time with her new-found family and worked tirelessly in keeping the history and memories of the home alive serving on the Board of Directors as President, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as providing philanthropic support.
As an adult, Ethel worked for Teledyne Corporation, where she served as an Executive Secretary and conducted landman duties securing oil and mineral rights. She was active in a bowling league and commercial softball while living in Garland. After retiring, she and her husband, Frank, moved to Athens where she enjoyed retirement while fishing at the Athens Fish and Game Lake and raising cattle including a treasured calf, Knock Knees, raised on a bottle.
She was active in her church, The First Presbyterian Church in Athens, until her health limited her attendance. She remained loyal to the work of God by being the constant supporter and faithful servant to others in need including children at the Presbyterian Children’s Home.
Ethel also volunteered with CASA of Trinity Valley and advocated for many children, helping them to find secure, safe, permanent, and loving homes. She was often referred to as “Grandma” by these children and established relationships with children and families extending long after the cases were closed.
Ethel’s legacy and intense passion for children and youth will continue in scholarships for students through Trinity Valley Community College for both Choir and Nursing, and Paris Junior College in Nursing.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Terri Wardle, and brothers, Eugene May and Roy May, stepdaughter, Susan Johns and niece, Sabrina May. She is survived by her husband, Frank Johns and stepdaughter, Karen Biggers and husband, Jim of Bonham, grandsons, Casey Robertson of Bonham, Texas, Christopher Wardle and wife Meghan of San Diego, California, and Matthew Wardle of Chattanooga, Tennessee; granddaughters, Tiffany Wardle and Kelly Goehring, and her husband Chris all of Caldwell, Idaho, and Kristi Yarborough and her husband Brent as well as three great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family is Friday, May 25th, 5 – 7 p.m., at Autry’s Carroll Lehr Funeral home with services on May 26th at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, both in Athens. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. following the service, at Restland Cemetery, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas.

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Dann William Barger
Sep 29, 1935 - May 25, 2010

Dann William Barger was born September 29, 1935, in Milan, Tennessee to John and Ruby Taylor Barger. He was called home by his Savior on May 25, 2010, after a two month battle with cancer. A memorial celebration will be held at First Baptist Church, Brownwood on Friday, May 28 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at the Nimrod Cemetery, south of Cisco. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Dann came to Texas in January, 1956, to study Bible and Agriculture at Howard Payne College. He had heard about a degree program from James McEachern (Dr.) while in training to sell Bibles for the Southwestern Company, a Company that hired college students. He holds the only Bachelor of Science degree at Howard Payne with a required major in Bible and minor in Agriculture. On May 31, 1958, he married Melba Ray Harrelson in Cisco. On Monday they would have celebrated 52 years. He received a Master of Arts in Social Work and Social Rehabilitation from San Houston State University in 1973. In 1962 Dann began a lifelong career with the Texas Youth Council (Commission) at the new Mountain View School for Boys in Gatesville. From 1965-1970 he was Chief Probation Officer for Potter County (Amarillo). He returned to TYC in June, 1970 to serve at the new Brownwood State Home and School for Girls. In 1974 he was named Superintendent at Crockett State School. In 1975 he was moved to Corsicana State Home. He returned to Brownwood as Superintendent of the Statewide Reception Center in March of 1978. He retired from TYC as a Placement Specialist in 1993. He continued his social work passion with the establishment of Catch-22 Living and Learning Center in 1995. Dann touched the lives of thousands of young people. Later, he served as Counselor for the Heart of Texas Baptist Area. Dann had a passion for Volunteering. For thirty-five years he served on the Board of Directors for Mid-Tex Federal Credit Union. When Dann retired from the Youth Commission, he began a long tenure with the Brownwood Community Advisory Council for the Benefit of TYC Youth. Currently, he was serving on the Social Work Advisory Board at Howard Payne University, the Provider Network Advisory Committee at Center for Life Resources, the Advisory Committee for Mid-Tex Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Christian Women’s Job Corp, and Ranger College Beauty School. Dann had a passion for Missions. He was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church of Brownwood. For over twenty years he had served at Sunset Mission (First Baptist Mission.) He encouraged people to support missions and do missions. He did missions in Mexico with Brother Jose Mares. For five years he traveled to Minnesota to work with churches there, in Canada, and in South Dakota. Dann is survived by his wife, Melba; son Harrel and wife, Kimberly of Carrollton, son Michael and wife, Tammy of Forney, and grandchildren, Evan, Alex, Dana, Garrett, and Holli. He is also survived by one sister, Ruby Barger Clark of Milan, Tennessee. He is also survived by a host of close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harrelson-Barger Endowed Scholarship for Social Work students at Howard Payne University, PO Box 2369, Brownwood, Texas, 76804.

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Virginia Ann (Bullock) Kilgo
Jun 25, 1950 - Jan 11, 2019

Virginia Ann Kilgo of Corsicana passed from this life on Friday, January 11, 2019 with her family at her side after a 27 year long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Dallas, Texas to Joe Dan Bullock and Vivian Dora Howard Bullock on June 25, 1950. She graduated from DeSoto High School in 1968 and had worked as an administrative assistant. Her hobbies were spending time with her children and grandchildren and watching the Texas Rangers.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years to James Kilgo of Corsicana. Brother Joe Bullock & wife Teresa. Three daughters and Son in laws: Kim & Clint Smith of Waxahachie, Kathy & Steven Shealy of Corsicana and Staci & Dustin Compton of Midlothian. She had 9 precious grand children whom she adored: Lauren & her husband Brad Picha Justin, Madi and Macee Shealy, Reagan & Rylie Sharp, and Dylan, Tristan and Kaylee Compton.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 15th from 1:00 - 2:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Tuesday, January 15th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Chaplain Andre Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery with pallbearers being Steven Shealy, Clint Smith, Justin Shealy, Brad Picha, Dustin Compton and Kylar Shaw.

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William "Bo" Bohanan
Oct 4, 1934 - Mar 8, 2017

William “Bo” Bohanan was born on October 4, 1934, in Dallas, Texas at Methodist Hospital to Clarence and Grace Bohanan and passed away on March 8, 2017, in Plano, Texas. He was 82 years of age. He was an active member of Plano First United Methodist Church since 1969. His Christian Faith was an important part of his life in everything he did. He was retired from Chilton Corporation, where he was a Vice President and MBI of which he was part owner. Bo was an Optimist Club member since 1960 when he returned to Dallas after college at the University of Nebraska where he played football for the Corn Huskers. His brothers Tom and Bob told him it was time for him to repay society. He served as President for a time and remained a member until his memory problems required him to give up his activities in the Optimist Club. Bo loved being on the lake, doing anything at the JB Farms in Sulphur Springs, and snow skiing until we got too old. His closest friends are the group from Adamson High School in Dallas. He had many great friends among the Corsicana State Home, The Rockbrook Gang, and current neighborhood where he lived up until he moved into a memory care facility. His family is comforted knowing he is reunited with his Heavenly Father. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Bohanan. William is survived by his beloved wife, Jean; son, Brad; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Bervin Hatton; grandchildren, Nicala, Kennedy, Jaxx and Vivi; brothers and sisters, Tommy, Martelle, Gladys, Jimmy, Jane, Martha and David; nieces and nephews, Beth, Kay, Kelly, Drew, Ken, Charles, Greg, Scott, Jimmy, Jennifer, Rob, Anne, Bruce, and Angie. He is also survived by the loving spouses of his siblings, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in stateroom C-D at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral service for William will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 2:30 PM in The Memorial Chapel at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75243.

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Johnnie Elizabeth (Farrell) Trammell Kemp
Feb 4, 1927 -Mar 2006

Athens - Services for Johnnie Farrell Trammell Kemp, 70, Athens, were scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Saturday at Willow Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Bud Peters officiating. Burial followed at Rome Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Mrs. Kemp went to be with her Lord on March 8, 2006.

She was born February 4, 1927 in a tent in Wheeler to the late William Oliver and Bessie Onita Eckles Farrell. She and several of her siblings were later placed in the Corsicana State Orphans Home after the death of their mother. Johnnie developed lasting relationships with her State Home family and continued to return there for annual reunions. She met and married the love of her life, Robert L. "Babe" Trammell shortly after graduating high school. After his untimely death at the age of 32, the Trammell's continued to be a vital part of Johnnie and the 3 children's lives. She always placed high value on friends and family and instilled that value in her children.

Johnnie was a hairstylist by profession all of her working life which is where her personality blossomed. She became friend and confidant to all who knew her. Laughter and telling jokes were the highlight of her life but she also loved gardening, teaching Sunday school, interacting with her many friends and helping anyone I need. We celebrate her passing to her spiritual home by remembering her love of life and the greatness that she was by molding her childrens' lives like the one she led.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Levi Trammel in 1957 and Kenneth Kemp in 1989; brother, James Farrell; sisters, Billie Schupp, Norine Romieu and Mildren Christian.

Survivors include Son, Daryl Randolph Trammell of Athens; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Lynn Black of Athens, Cynthia Dawn and Johnny Allen of Killen, AL; brother, Arthur Farrell, 4 grandchildren, Jason Harrison and wife Kelly, Heather Sullins and husband, Warren Natalie Smith and husband Geoff, Tamra Allen, 9 great grandchildren, Amber, Whitney, Sarah, Savannah, Wade, Taylor, Talon, Brianna and Hunter, numerous nephews and nieces, brother-in-law, Joe A. Trammell, sister-in-law, Peggy Lewis.

Pallbearers included, Jason Harrison, Warren Sullins, Geoffrey Smith, Arthur L. Farrell, Loyd Schupp, Danny Trammell.

Honorary pallbearers were a devoted nephew, Wayne Trammell, and the Corsicana State Orphans Home Alumni.

Special thanks to close friends Edna Pearl Carrington her "State Home Sister", Doris Johnston and Nava Joe Douglas, whose friendship enlightened our mother's life. Mr. Marcus G. Abadie, Dr. Michael C. Tobes and Home Health Specialists for their care.

If desired memorials may be made to the Johnnie Kemp Memorial Fund, c/o Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, P. O. Box 2396, Athens, Texas 75751.

Mrs. Kemp was Johnnie Trammell. She & her husband Robert Levi "Babe" Trammell owned the Deer Park Progress somewhere between 1952 & 1957.

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  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • married four times and was a widow four times. She is buried next to her first husband, Robert Levi Trammell.

    1. Robert Levi Trammell (1925-1957), buried Rome Cemetery, Henderson County, Texas. Three children, Barbara, Daryl, and Cynthia of this union.

    2. Charles Lee Connell, buried Grandview Cemetery, Harris County, Texas. No issue of this marriage.

    3. Alvin Lee Turner, buried Forest Park-Lawndale Cemetery, Harris County, Texas. No issue of this marriage.

    4. Kenneth Paul Kemp, buried next to first wife in Catholic Cemetery on Spencer Highway next door to Grandview Cemetery, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas. No issue of this marriage.
     

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Services for Johnnie Farrell Trammell Kemp, 79, of Athens are scheduled for 10:30 am Saturday at Willow Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Bud Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Rome Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Mrs. Kemp went to be with her Lord on March 8, 2006. She was born Feb. 4, 1927 in a tent in Wheeler County, Texas to the late William Oliver and Bessie Onita Eckles Farrell. She and several of her siblings were later placed in the Corsicana State Orphans Home when their mother became too ill to care for them. Johnnie developed a lasting relationship with her state home family and continued to return there for annual reunions. She met and married the love of her life, Robert L. "Babe" Trammell, shortly after graduating high school. After his untimely death at the age of 32, the Trammells continued to be a vital part of Johnnie and the three children's lives. She always placed high value on friends and family and instilled that value in her children. Johnnie was a hair stylist by profession all of her working life, which is where her personality blossomed. She became friend and confidante to all who knew her. Laughter and telling jokes were the highlight of her life, but she also loved gardening, teaching Sunday School, and interacting with her many friends and helping anyone in need. We celebrate her passing to her spiritual home by remembering her love for life and the greatness that she was by molding her children's lives like the one she led. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Levi Trammell in 1957 and Kenneth Kemp in 1989; brother, James Farrell; and sisters, Billie Schupp, Norine Romjieu and Mildred Christian. Survivors include her son, Daryl Randolph Trammell of Athens; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Lynn Black of Athens and Cynthia Dawn and Johnny Allen of Killen, Ala.; brother, Arthur Farrell; grandchildren, Jason Harrison and wife Kelly, Heather Sullins and husband Warren, Natalie Smith and husband Geoff, and Tamra Allen; great-grandchildren; Amber, Whitney, Sarah, Savannah, Wade, Taylor, Talon, Brianna and Hunter; numerous nephews and nieces; brother-in-law, Joe A. Trammell, and sister-in-law, Peggy Lewis. Pallbearers include Jason Harrison, Warren Sullins, Geoffrey Smith, Arthur L. Farrell, Loyd Schupp and Danny Trammell. Honorary pallbearers are a devoted nephew, Wayne Trammell and the Corsicana State Orphans Home Alumni. Special thanks to close friend Edna Pearl Carrington, her "state home sister", Doris Johnson and Nava Joe Douglas, whose friendship enlightened our mother's life; and Dr. Marcus G. Abadie, Dr. Michael C. Tobes, and Home Health Specialists for their care. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Friday.

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Cora Jane (McGlohen) Harris
Aug 2, 1879 - May 10, 1956

Friday Services For Mrs. Harris
Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Harris, 76, native of Navarro county, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held from the First Methodist church Friday at 3 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor, and Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the
Hamilton Cemetery.
Mrs. Harris was the former Miss Cora McGlohen and was born at Barry, August 2, 1879. She and the late Mr. Harris, who died several months ago of a heart attack, were married at Barry, December 27, 1904 and resided at Blooming Grove all of their married life except a few years spent in West Texas more than 40 years ago.
Surviving are two daughters. Mrs. Derward George and Mrs. R. W. George, Jr., both of Corsicana five granddaughters. Mrs. Cullen Dunn, Franny and Patricia George, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. E. Dyar, Sanford, Fla., and Mrs. Pat Beard, Waco; six great-grandchildren, R. Cullen Dunn and Frank Dunn, both of Corsicana; Sue Ellis, LeGrand and Martha Jane Dyar, all of Sanford., Fla., and Carey Beard, Waco.
Pallbearers were Cullen Dunn, Pat Beard, Dr. J. B. Carroll. Tom Spikes, Sam Carroll, Lewis David and Howard Denbor.
Corley directed.

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Johnny Nelson Mooneyhan
Apr 7, 1946 - Sep 20, 2011
Johnny Nelson Mooneyhan, 65, of Honolulu, a First Hawaiian Bank manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Corsicana, Texas. He is survived by wife Henrietta "Mapuana," son Nelson K., brother Wayene and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Melba Ruth (Prater) Barrett
Nov 20, 1931 - Aug 6, 2003

Funeral services for Melba Ruth Barrett, 71, of Montgomery, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Dacus Baptist Church, in Dacus, Texas with the Rev. Chuck Bryce and the Rev. Dowen Johnson officiating. Interment to follow at Bethel Cemetery with Metcalf Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Barrett was born Nov. 20, 1931, in Emmett, Texas and passed away August 4, 2003, in Conroe, Texas. She is preceded in death by her brother, Butch Prater and grandson, Jacob. She is survived by her loving husband Harold "Ikey" Barrett; sons, William Barrett and wife Kathy, Larry Barrett and wife Kitty, Ralph Barrett and wife Kathy K., Duane and wife Leslie; sisters, Jean Johnson and husband Wallace, Shirley Harris and husband Ken; brother, Sonny Prater and wife Bert; sister-in-law, Marietta Prater; grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, Jarret, Courtney, Amanda, Tim, Shiloh, Marsha, Rayne, Jeremy, Matthew, Josh, Sabrina, Samuel and Janey; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers are Mike Denn, Gerald Prater and her four sons, William Barrett, Larry Barrett, Ralph Barrett and Duane Barrett. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Dacus Baptist Church, 5403 FM 1486, Dacus, Texas 77356.

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