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Plese Fitz
Jul 5, 1910 - Jul 27, 1942

NEGRO DROWNED IN TANK WHILE TAKING SWIM LATE MONDAY

Please Fitz, 31, negro, was drowned in a tank on the J. W. David farm north of Corsicana late Monday afternoon, Sheriff Cap Curington reported Tuesday morning. The body was recovered some time later.

The negro, an employee of Harve Travis, was said to have gone swimming with two boys after cutting maize during the afternoon, and according to the version given the sheriff, the victim apparently was stricken with a cramp as he yelled for assistance and sank almost immediately.

The body was recovered some time later. H. P. Bivins, Corsicana fire chief, assisted in the work of recovering the body, the sheriff said.

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Andrew Campbell Love
Apr 12, 1965 - Aug 13, 1941

A. C. LOVE DIED ANGUS LAST NIGHT; BURIAL ON THURSDAY

A. C. Love, aged 76 years, died at the home of a niece, Mrs. N. S. Jackson in Angus Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial will be in the Love cemetery.

Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. W. M. Seay, Dallas; Mrs. Jackson, Angus; Mrs. S. L. Jackson, Kilgore, and Mrs. Estelle Henry, Long Beach, Calif., and a nephew, Hubert Root, Long Beach, Calif.

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Green Springfield
Aug 10, 1854 - Jul 15, 1942

Well Known Negro Died Wednesday

Green Springfield, about 90, well-known and wealthy negro, died here Wednesday night. Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon from the CME church with burial at Powell.

Springfield owned a farm southwest of Powell adjoining the Burke farm on which the Discovery Oil Well was brought in Jan. 7, 1923, opening the huge Corsicana Powell oil field, with a peak production of more than 350,000 barrels daily. Only a road separated Springfield’s land from the Burke farm, and it was on Springfield’s property that a number of the early producers were drilled. He later moved to Corsicana and made his home here.

He is survived by five children.

Springfield came to Texas with the late J. M. McCammon, pioneer Corsicana resident, Nov. 21, 1871, from Alabama, on the first passenger train to enter the city.

Ross and Gray directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 17, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Elm Flat Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Harriett “Hallie” (Harper) Springfield married May 14, 1879 s/o Nancy Harris per death certificate
  • (came to Texas from Alabama on the first passenger train to Corsicana—struck oil on his property 1923)

Ernest Lee Jackson
May 30, 1933 - Aug 6, 1942

Negro Boy Drowned In Tank Near Drane Thursday Morning

Ernest Lee Robinson, 9-year-old negro boy, was drowned in the Jim Sutton tank near Drane about 10 o’clock Thursday morning, Sheriff Cap Curington reported Thursday afternoon on his return from the scene of the accident.

Sheriff Curington was advised the boy dived into the tank while swimming and did not come up. Two smaller negroes were on the bank and gave the alarm. The youth is the son of Sarah Pauline Jackson, who resides on a nearby farm.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug. 6, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Cemetery not known
  • Death certificate says Ernest Jackson, obit says Ernest Lee Robinson-s/o Herman Jackson & Sarah Pauline (Fitzgerald) Jackson

Hazel Odell (Pickett) Perry
Mar 28, 1919 - May 10, 1948

Funeral Wednesday

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Mexia for Mrs. E. H. Perry who died Tuesday night. Interment was in Union Hill cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Mexia; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pickett, Union High; a brother, Claude Pickett, Tehuacana, and other relatives.

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James Landon Black
Sep 1860 - Feb 20, 1942

Aged Wortham Man Buried Saturday In Board Tree Cemetery

James L. Black, aged 81 years, died Friday afternoon in Wortham after a several months illness. Funeral services were held at Union High church Saturday afternoon with burial in the Board Tree cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Onie Bell, Frost; Mrs. D. T. Sawyer, Dawson; Mrs. Anna Cox, Wortham, and Mrs. Lucy Scott, Dawson; three sons, N. J. Black, Prairie Hill; L. E. Black, Waco, and W. A. Black, Rodney.

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Charles Thomas Fincher
Jul 11, 1944 - Mar 14, 2019

Charles Fincher, 74 of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Twilight Nursing Home with his family by his side.
Charles was born July 11, 1944 in Corsicana to Edward Thomas Fincher and Ada Lou Peace Fincher.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; maternal and paternal grandparents; father-in-law Warren Curtis Ivie, Sr; sister-in-law Suzy and her husband Cottie Ainsworth along with several maternal aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dixie; two sons, Charles W. Fincher and wife Karen and Teddy Fincher and wife Becky; sister, Martha Isbell and husband Jim; brother and sister-in-law, Warren Curtis Ivie Jr. and wife Kay; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Ivie as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home followed by Memorial Service at 3 p.m. with Bro. James Shugart officiating.
The family would like to thank the staff at Twilight Nursing Home, Cedar Lake Hospice and Church in the Park. A special thank you to Jodie Phillips, Shemaki Robinson and Juliana Giampa for the loving care they gave him.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made in his honor to Project Paws, P.O. Box 407 Corsicana, Texas 75110

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mildred (Cochran) Smith
Jan 4, 1932 - Mar 12, 2019

Mildred Smith, 87, of Corsicana passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana with family members by her side.
She was born Jan. 4, 1932 in Whitney. She was a devoted house wife and a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church. She was raised in Frost with her parents and four sisters. She was a loving mother who was always there for her children.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Smith; parents, Jake and Ola Bell Cochran and sister Dorothy Johnson.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane McGraw and husband Ricky of Blooming Grove; son, Joey Smith and wife Cindy and son Dalton Wayne Morris both of Corsicana; sisters Barbara Prince and husband Jimmy of Corsicana, Janet Hert and husband Jerry of Burleson, Kitty Knowles and husband Charlie of Belton; grandsons, Danny McGraw and wife Jessica of Liberty Hill, Andrew McGraw of Corsicana and Landon McGraw of Crandall; great grandsons, Colt McGraw, Lane McGraw and Jaxon McGraw and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana followed by the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. with Brother James Williams officiating.
Interment will be held at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Danny McGraw, Andrew McGraw, Landon McGraw and nephews Steven McConathy, Ronald Laymance and Darrell O'Sullivan.
The family would like to especially thank the staff of Twilight Nursing Home and Hand-in-Hand Hospice for all of their loving care.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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James Merrell Cox
May 15, 1883 - Dec 28, 1963

J. M. Cox Dies Here Saturday

J. M. Cox, 78, retired Power and Light Company employe, died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Old Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, A. C. and Lloyd Cox, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Ingham, Corsicana; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers, Cecil Cox, Lubbock; Joe Cox, Galena Park and Aubrey Cox, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Cantrell, Greenville; Mrs. Pearl Davis, Rawls and Mrs. May Hunter, Lubbock; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ray Dean Ingham, Roy E. Ingham, James Cox, Raymond, Earl Ingham and John Howell.

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Hold Services For J. M. Cox

Funeral services for J. M. Cox, 78, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Old Pursley cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Native of Mississippi, he had resided in this area 50 years. He was a retired Texas Power and Light Company employee.

Surviving are two sons, A. C. and Lloyd Cox, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Ingham, Corsicana; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers, Cecil Cox, Lubbock; Joe Cox, Galena Park and Aubrey Cox, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Cantrell, Greenville; Mrs. Pearl Davis, Rawls and Mrs. May Hunter, Lubbock; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ray Dean Ingham, Roy E. Ingham, James Cox, Raymond, Earl Ingham and John Howell.

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Charles E. “Charlie” Poteet
Jan 19, 1890 - Oct 28, 1942

CHARLES POTEETE DIED HENDERSON; BURIAL NEAR HERE

Charles Poteete died at his home at Henderson Wednesday night. Funeral services were held from the Petty’s Chapel church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, A. M. Poteete and Herron Poteete.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 29, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary D. (White) Poteet; s/o James E. “Jim” Poteet & Bettie Jo (Epps) Poteet (his son in obit that is listed Herron is Theron)

Rosalio Arauza
1889 - Aug 6, 1942

Rosalio Arauza is Buried Thursday At Petty’s Chapel

Rosalio Arauza, 53, died at his residence on North Ninth Street at an early hour Thursday morning. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Petty’s Chapel where interment was made. Rev. V. Graffeo, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, condeucted the rites.

There are no known survivors.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Loyce George Young
May 21, 1921 - Dec 12, 1942

Corsicana Marine Killed in Action

Loyce George Young, 21-year-old son of F. G. Young, 213 North Twelfth street has been reported killed in action with the United States Marines in foreign services.

Young attended the Corsicana High School and worked for eighteen months at the CCC camp in Waxahachie before joining the Marines in September 1941. He and his younger brother, Paul, who also joined the forces at this time, were both sent into foreign service in December 1941, from the camp at which they were located in San Diego, Calif.

Young is survived by his father, brother, step-mother, step-sister, Mrs. Nell Irvine, two uncles, Sam Young and Oscar Young all of Corsicana, and an aunt and two sisters in Fort Worth.

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Agnes Rebecca (Rouse) Steele
May 5, 1875 - Nov 16, 1942

MRS. AGNES STEELE DIED AT WINKLER BURIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Steele, age 67 years who died at her home in Winkler Monday, were held Tuesday from Midway Baptist church. Burial was in the Midway cemetery. Rev. Mr. White, Baptist minister of Streetman, conducted the rites.

Mrs. Steele had live in the Winkler community all of her life and was well known in the southern section of the county.

Surviving are her husband, W. M. Steele; three sons, Garner Steele, Streetman; Bill Steele, Grand Prairie; Abe Steel, U. S. air corps, Moon Field, Mission, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Massey, Streetman; Mrs. Eula Grantham, Mildred; a brother, Batie Rouse, Teague; seven grandchildren, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov 18, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William M. “Bill” Steele; d/o John H. Rouse buried Zion Hill cemetery, Callahan county, Texas & Nancy Rebecca (Surles) Rouse buried in Putnam cemetery, Putnam, Tx.

Elizabeth Campbell "Betty" (Gunter) Steele
Dec 13, 1855 - Feb 10, 1942

MRS. BETTIE STEELE DIED AT WINKLER ON TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Bettie Steele, age 86 years, died Tuesday morning at her home in Winkler.

Funeral services will be held at the Midway church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial I the Midway cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Tucker of Richland.

Surviving are three sons, C. A. Steele, Richland; J. E. Steele, Streetman, and W. G. Steele, Grand Saline; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Chandler and Mrs. Jack Glass, both of Streetman; 23 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. BETTIE STEELE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Steele, aged 86 years, who died at her home in Winkler Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Tucker of Richland.

Surviving are three sons, C. A. Steele, Richland; J. E. Steele, Streetman, and W. G. Steele, Grand Saline; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Chandler and Mrs. Jack Glass, both of Streetman; 23 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Will Brown
Nov 15, 1882 - Aug 1, 1942

Two Well-Known Kerens Negroes Died

KERENS, Aug. 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for two well known and respected negro men were held Sunday at Goodlow Park, Kerens colored cemetery. They were Elias Powell, Methodist preacher, who for a number of years had been pastor of a Tyler church and Will Brown, veteran well digger, who perhaps had been responsible for more good wells of water than any other person in this vicinity.

Powell suffered a stroke of paralysis several days ago, while en route to the station to take a train for Tyler, where he was scheduled to preach a baccalaureate sermon.

Brown was at work in the bottom of a well he was digging, when he apparently suffered a heart attack and had to be pulled up by bystanders. He was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital at Corsicana, but died late Friday afternoon.

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Elias Powell, Rev.
Nov 9, 1876 - Jul 30, 1942

Two Well-Known Kerens Negroes Died

KERENS, Aug. 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for two well known and respected negro men were held Sunday at Goodlow Park, colored cemetery. They were Elias Powell, Methodist preacher, who for a number of years had been pastor of a Tyler church and Will Brown, veteran well digger, who perhaps had been responsible for more good wells of water than any other person in this vicinity.

Powell suffered a stroke of paralysis several days ago, while en route to the station to take a train for Tyler, where he was scheduled to preach a baccalaureate sermon.

Brown was at work in the bottom of a well he was digging, when he apparently suffered a heart attack and had to be pulled up by bystanders. He was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital at Corsicana, but died late Friday afternoon.

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Sam Seaborn
abt 1842 - Jan 24, 1942

Aged Kerens Negro, Former Slave, Died There Last Week

KERENS, Feb. 4.—(Spl.)—Uncle Sam Seaborn, old-time negro character of Kerens, who did not know his exact age, bur was known to be well over 100 years old, died and was buried here last week.

A slave of pre-Civil War days, his going marks the close of an era in American history.

Uncle Sam took the name of his favorite owner back in Tennessee, and came to Texas with Colonel Root, who was an early settler of this community before the war. He was freed here and for the past 50 years had lived in a small house built for him by Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Coates in their back yard.

Uncle Sam was a familiar landmark to all; tall, slim, with snow-white hair and beard, his head topped with a cap covered with squirrel tails, he always carried his powder, loading, musket, for he was a great hunter.

He was rather a privileged character, and claimed all people, white and black, as his folks. He felt free to visit and of them, and to ask for what he needed, and because of his humble, honest and trustworthy nature, he was never refused.

Funeral services were held at Goodlow negro park, one mile south of Kerens, and were attended by a large group of white friends, all of whom paid tribute to Uncle Sam Seaborn’s honest and trustworthy life.

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Martha Jane West
B&D Jul 26, 1942

Funeral services For Roane Infant Held on Monday

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. (Bud) West of Roane, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Prairie Point. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, all of Roane, and grandparents, Mrs. Luther Arnold, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. S. A. West, Powell.

Corley directed.

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Willie Edward (Files) Hammett
Sep 9, 1889 - Dec 29, 1941

Mrs. M. E. Hammett Buried Wednesday In Oak Grove Cemetery

Mrs. W. E. Hammett died at her home several miles northeast of Kerens on Tuesday following a long illness and funeral services were held on Wednesday with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery.

She is survived by her husband and five children and other relatives.

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INFANT SON Perry
Jan 7, 1942 - Jan 8, 1942

One-Day Old Baby Boy Died in Local Hospital Wednesday

The one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Perry of Corsicana died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Alligator cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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John Thomas May
Sep 19, 1851 - Feb 25, 1942

J. T. May, Aged Native Of Navarro County, Is Dead

KERENS, Feb. 28.—Funeral services were held Wednesday for J. T. May, aged 80 years, native of Navarro county, who died Tuesday.

Surviving are three sons, George, Dewey and Dan May, all of Kerens; seven daughters, Mrs. Nettie Stevenson, San Antonio; Mrs. Jess Tyner, Kerens; Mrs. Bob Bruner, Rural Shade; Mrs. Willard Parker, Roane; Mrs. Tom Hester, Houston; Mrs. Alvin Barnett, Kerens, and Mrs. Vester Barnett, Rural Shade; a brother, Dan May, Weatherford; 32 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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John Robert Spruill
Dec 1, 1865 - Jan 3, 1942

JOHN R. SPRUILL BURIED ZION’S REST CEMETERY SUNDAY

John Robert Spruill, aged 76 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Farmer, Saturday night. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon MacInnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

A native of Mississippi, Mr. Spruill had resided in Navarro county 50 years and in Corsicana and immediate vicinity for the past 30 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. A. L. Garrison, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Blake Poarch, Rice; Mrs. Bill Crews and Mrs. Farmer, both of Corsicana; a son, Robert Spruill, Corsicana; a brother, Buford Spruill, Cumberland, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. H. Dickson, E. E. Pike, Oral Pitts, Raymond Carroll, Fred DuBose, W. T. Fluker, Lonnie Watson and Nathan Crouch.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 5, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nora Van (Cheatham) Spruill s/o James Madison Spruill & Sarah Jane (Harrell) Spruill buried in Bazette cemetery

Willie Joan White
B&D Jun. 1, 1942

Infant Daughter of Corsicana Couple Buried Zion’s Rest

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted White of Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon.

Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, several brothers and sisters, and other relatives.

Corley was in charge.

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Ted White
Oct 25, 1899 - Aug 20, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TED WHITE BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Ted White, age 47 years, who died here Monday afternoon, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Dr. and Mrs. Joe B. Williams. Interment will be in Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ted White, Corsicana; three daughters, Winnie Mae, Wanda June and Dolores White, Corsicana; three sons, Millard Eugene, Loyal and Rufus White, Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Rachael Steadman, Kilgore; five brothers, Bill White, Vernon; Floyd White, D. White, Allen White, and Burr White, all of Gatesville; a sister, Mrs. Alma Lyons, Lindale and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be William Borden, Cecil F. Overby, Herman Adams, J. A. Hedspeth, Ben Borden and Herman Borden.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TED WHITE ARE HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Ted White aged 47 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment was I the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. and Mrs. Joe B. Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three daughters, Winnie Mae, Wanda June and Delores White, all of Corsicana; three sons, Millard Eugene, Loyal and Rufus White, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Rachel Stedman, Kilgore, five brothers, Bill White, Vernon; Floyd White, D. White, Allen White and Burr White, all of Gatesville; a sister, Mrs. Alma Lyons, Lindale, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were William Borden, Cecil F. Overby, Herman Adams, J. A. Hedspech, Ben Borden, and Herman Borden.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 22, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Willie Ona Irene (Borden) White-Ferguson married Jun. 30, 1928 buried in Oakwood cemetery; s/o John White and Rachel (Huff) White-Steadman (Rachel is buried in Lindale cemetery, Lindale, Tx.

Theodore York
Oct 11, 1888 - May 31, 1942

Theodore York of Irene Was Buried Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for Theodore York, 54, well-known Irene Citizen, who died Sunday, were held Monday afternoon at Irene with burial in the Salem cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. Lucy York, Irene; two brothers, four sisters, six daughters, a son and three grandchildren. His son is Tony York, a short stop for the Shreveport Sports of the Texas league. A sister, Mrs. Verna Johnson, resides at Frost.

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Jesse Ollie Johnson
Feb 3, 1861 - Mar 23, 1942

Aged Irene Man Was Buried on Monday

IRENE, March 26.—Funeral services were held here Monday for Jesse O. Johnson, 81, who died early Monday morning.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. Maggie Craig, Irene; Sam Johnson, Flagstaff, Ariz.; Frank Johnson, Frost; Mrs. Cecil Barnes, Hubbard; Mrs. Ike Hillie, Brandon; Miss Annie Bess Johnson, Irene, and Richard Johnson, San Antonio.

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Jonathan Everett “Ebb” Merrell
Sep 13, 1879 - Jun 5, 1942

Ebb Merrell Buried At Irene On Saturday

IRENE, June 9.—J. E. (Ebb( Merrell, life-long resident of this community, died suddenly Friday afternoon at Mertens. Funeral rites were held from the Methodist church here Saturday afternoon with burial in the Salem cemetery. Masons had charge of the rites at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, Jim Merrell, Irene, and Wayne Merrill, Frost; seven sisters, Mrs. Malanie Davis, Irene; Mrs. Jane Northern, Coolidge; Mrs. Ida Shirley, Frost; Mrs. Ola Shirley, Gatesville; Mrs. Nora Reed, Irene; Mrs. Lemma Merrell, Austin, and Mrs. Emma Dale, Irene; two sons, Bryant Merrell, Mexia, and Alva Merrell, Irene; a daughter, Mrs. C. R. Berry, Dawson, and two grandchildren, Jerry and Barbara Merrell, both of Mexia.

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Robert Atlanta Scott
May 3, 1886 - May 31, 1942

KERENS, Jun. 6. (Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Stockton Funeral Home here Thursday, June 4th at 10 a.m. for Robert A. Scott, who died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, May 31st. Services were conducted by Rev. Finis Hodges, assisted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Survivors are the widow, and one daughter, Mrs. Louise Taylor, of Phoenix; five sisters, Louise Beare, Kerens; Mrs. W. R. Gregg, Dallas, Mrs. Betty Love, Rosedale, Cal.; Mrs. Mollie Carroll, Fort Worth; Mrs. Minnie Scott, Dallas; two brothers, H. A. Scott, Kerens and Less Brown, Houston.

Pallbearers were nephews; Johnnie Scott, Joe Scott, Sloan Scott, Robert Scott, Clarence Henderson, Billy Coates.

Mr. Scott was born in Kentucky, May 2, 1888, but was reared in Corsicana. He came to Kerens in 1921 and for a number of years was engaged in the café business, owning and operating one of the nicest dining rooms in the history of the city. The body arrived in Kerens from Phoenix, Wednesday, June 3.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Sat., Jun. 8, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army
  • h/o Effie Lee (Vester) Scott married Dec. 2, 1906 s/o John Long Scott and Robert Ellen (Scott) Scott-Brown (Robert Ellen is buried in Oakwood)

Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Fortner) Bittner
Apr 12, 1894 - May 12, 1942

MRS. W. A. BITTNER DIED HERE MONDAY; RITES ON TUESDAY

Mrs. W. A. Bittner, aged 45 years, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday morning at 5 o’clock after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, W. A. Bittner, Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Jack Leonard, Houston; two brothers, C. E. Fortner, Richland and A. E. Fortner, Dallas; and four sisters, Mrs. John Mayo, Kerens; Mrs. C. Moore, Roane; Mrs. A. E. Bittner, Corbet and Mrs. Jodie Ward, Powell.

Pallbearers will be Jim Frazier, Lonnie Hosch, R. A. Jones, H. P. McCown, L. W. Turns and Robert Horn.

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Michael Edwin Lincoln
Sep 19, 1873 - Mar 11, 1942

M. E. Lincoln Buried At Prairie Point

DALLAS, March 13.—M. E. Lincoln, died here Wednesday. Funeral services were held at Kerens Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

Surviving are three sons, Edwin and Talmadge Lincoln, both of St. Louis and Glenn Lincoln, Corpus Christi and one grandchild.

Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

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Lizzie (Scroggins) Brassell
Oct 2, 1866 - Dec 15, 1942

MRS. W. T. BRASSELL DIED HERE TUESDAY; RITES ON WEDNESDAY

Mrs. W. T. Brassell, age 76 years, died here Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Brassell had been a resident of Corsicana for 28 years.

Surviving are two sons, Bunyan Brassell, San Diego, Calif.; Harry Brassell, Santa Ana, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Burns, Corsicana; Mrs. William Lyons, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. George Jones, Tahoka and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 15, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Obit says Oakwood but she is in Hopewell)
    w/o Walter Thomas Brassell d/o George R. Scroggins and Eunity/Unity (Shirley) Shirley-Scroggins (George married Unity Shirley Jan. 4, 1866 in Pike, Alabama—she was married to Jacob K. Shirley Apr. 4, 1845 Pike, Alabama

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Rites on Wednesday For Mrs. Brassell; Burial in Oakwood

Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Brassell, age 76 years were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Brassell died here Tuesday.

Surviving are two sons, three daughters, and other relatives.

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Andrew Jackson Slade, Jr.
Jul 2, 1891 - Jan 25, 1958

A. J. Slade Dies Saturday; Rites Be Held Tuesday

A. J. Slade, 66, native of Birdston, retired, died in Richmond, Ind., Saturday. He was a veteran of World War 1.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church of Streetman Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Christie, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. S. R. Phipps, Dallas, and Mrs. J. M. Warfield, Pettus, Texas; a brother, H. G. Slade, San Augustine, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Howell, Cecil Tisdale, Granville Tisdale, Homer Paul Bonner, J. P. Robinson and Walter Oliver.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 27, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie (Averitt) Slade married Mar 22, 1921 buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery; s/o Andrew Jackson Slade, Sr. & Sallie Ophelia (Keel) Slade

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Tuesday Services For A. J. Slade

Funeral services for A. J. Slade, 66, retired, native of Birdston and former Corsicana resident, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro. The rites were conducted by Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor of the church.

He was a veteran of World War I. he died in Richmond, Ind., Saturday.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Christie, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. S. R. Phipps, Dallas, and Mrs. J. M. Warfield, Pettus, Texas; a brother, H. G. Slade, San Augustine, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ralph Howell, Cecil Tisdale, Granville Tisdale, Homer Paul Bonner, J. P. Robinson and Walter Oliver.

Corley directed.

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Amanda Ann (Fortner) Bittner
May 9, 1900 – Nov 14, 1970

Mrs. Bittner Rites Today

Mrs. Amanda Ann Bittner, 70, Purdon, died early Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Purdon Baptist church with the Rev. David Kimberly officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, A. E. Bittner, Purdon; two sons, Robert E. Bittner, Corbet, and Charles A. Bittner, Houston; five grandchildren; one brother, A. C. Fortner, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Moore, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jodie Ward and Mrs. Roxie Mayo, both of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Owens, Elton Skinner, Sr., L. A. Phillips, Charles Copeland, A. W. Mosley, and Lewis Foster.

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Bittner Rites

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Purdon Baptist Church for Mrs. Amanda Ann Bittner, 70, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. David Kimberly officiated. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park with Griffin Funeral Home directing.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, five grandchildren a brother, three sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

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David Dixon Wylie
Jan 31, 1888 – Jan 24, 1964

Hold Services David D. Wylie

Funeral services for David D. Wylie, 75, retired Roane farmer, who died in Heights hospital in Houston Friday following a brief illness, were held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. William Campbell, pastor of the Roane Baptist church, of which he was a member, and Rev. W. T. Bratton, Baptist minister of Lancaster.

He was a mason and Woodman of the World. A native of Arkansas, he had resided in the Roane community most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Roane; a son, David N. Wylie, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Spivey, Houston, and Mrs. Glenn Atkins, Mexia; a grandson, a granddaughter, a brother, E. V. Wylie, Roane, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jim Norman Reed, Donald McCrary, Johnny Smitthen, Charles Frazier, Tom Moore, Tommy G. Gorman, Joe Gorman Sims and Billy Gene Sims.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 27, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Charity Belle (Medaris) Wylie married Apr. 20, 1913 s/o Robert S. Wylie buried in New Chatfield cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.
    & Mary A. (Latham) Wylie

Fernand A. "Fano" DeJean, Jr.
Jan 6, 1933 - Mar 20, 2019
 
Fernand A. DeJean, Jr. known by friends and family as "Fano" passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Twilight Nursing and Rehab Center in Corsicana. He was born on Jan. 6, 1933 in Hodge, LA to Fernand A. DeJean, Sr. and Olive Jenkins DeJean.
Fano graduated from Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA with a degree in chemistry. He worked as a chemist in pulp and paper mills in Louisiana. Later he relocated to Midlothian and was employed by Abitibi-Price in Dallas, traveling and troubleshooting for them. He had always longed to move out to the country. At retirement he bought land in Dawson and raised Angus beef.
Fano was a quiet and gentle man who was happiest spending time with his family. He loved the country life and caring for his animals. He never lost his smile or his joy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
He is survived by his children, David DeJean and wife Karen of Richland Hills, Janet Blackburn and husband Jim of Corsicana, John DeJean of Baton Rouge, LA, Colin DeJean of Deer Park and Christian DeJean of El Paso. Fano is also survived by grandchildren, Jason DeJean of Great Falls, MT, Amy Cutlip of Houston, Kevin Nash and wife Diane of DeRidder, LA, Angela Harkness and husband Shawn of Catonsville, MD, David Nash and wife Jessica of Sulphur, LA, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks for the care provided by the staff at Twilight Home and Dr. Kent Rogers.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at Oakwood Cemetery with Father Edward Monk officiating.

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Willie W. Wilmore
abt 1916 - Mar 18, 2019

Bro. Willie W. Wilmore, 102, of Corsicana, passed peacefully at his residence on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Scott Funeral Home and wake service following from 5 to 8 p.m. at Eastside Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Westhill Church of Christ.
Internment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home

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David Michael McCarty
Nov 25, 1979 - Feb 9, 2019
 
David Michael McCarty passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock, Ak. 
Michael was born Nov. 25, 1979 in Arlington to David and Carolyn McCarty.
He moved to Blooming Grove with his family when he was five years old and graduated from Blooming Grove High School class of 1998.
He was baptized at Blooming Grove Church of Christ when he was 12 years old.
He moved to Arkansas in 1999. He loved to hunt and fish.
He worked for Ford and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Six of his friends from O'Reilly served as pallbearers with two of his cousins.
He is survived by his father, David McCarty; mother, Carolyn McCarty; brother and sister-in-law, James and Catherine Stafford; sister and brother-in-law, Deedra and Wendell Stafford of Mesquite; two nieces, Lauren and Emily Stafford along with three nephews, Lucas stafford, James, Jr, and Jesse McCarty.
He was buried at Williams Cemetery beside his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Russell McCarty.
Arrangements were under the directions of Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart, Ak.

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Lawrence Edward "Buddy" Black, Jr.
Apr 23, 1931 - Mar 23, 2019

Lawrence E. "Buddy" Black, Jr., of Purdon, passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, March 23, 2019 surrounded by his family. Buddy was born in Groom to Lawrence E. Black, Sr. and Clora B. Shockley Black on April 23, 1931.
Buddy married Maye Black in Portales, New Mexico on July 21, 1951. They spent the next 60 years raising their five children, building a business together, and making memories with a large, loving family.
For the past 31 years Buddy lived on the same land in Purdon. He enjoyed raising cattle, and other livestock as well as working "down back" constantly making improvements to his land.
Buddy is survived by his children and their spouses, Eddie and Anita Black of Emhouse, Dale Black of Corsicana, Kathie and Randy Porter of Corsicana, Kristi and Danny Guerra of Purdon and a daughter-in-law and her husband, Sue and Brad Hornung of Wichita, Kansas; his grandchildren, Lisa and Jason Lamb, Casey Black, Josh and Maggie Black, Lawrence Ryan and Christin Black, Jessica and Carl Cason, Jennifer and Trey Rutschman, Nichole Black, Cody Black, Kirsten and Blake Funderburk, Matthew and Ashley Porter, Cory Porter and Haleigh Guerra; 34 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and countless other friends who were always welcome in his home.
Buddy was met at the gates of heaven by his loving wife Maye, and his son, Lawrence Dean Black.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Wade Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Josh Black officiating. Interment to follow at Younger Cemetery near Purdon.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Black, Casey Black, Ryan Black, Blake Funderburk, Carl Cason, Trey Rutschman, Cody Black, and Cory Porter. Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandsons.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Charles William “Charlie” Wylie
Aug 7, 1874 - Apr 18, 1942

CHARLES W. WYLIE BURIED SUNDAY IN CHATFIELD CEMETERY

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock for Charles W. Wylie, 68, long-time resident of Navarro County, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday evening after several days’ illness.

Services were held at the Methodist Church of Chatfield and interment was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are five brothers, D. D. Wylie and E. V. Wylie of Montfort; Otis Wylie of Abilene; and Fred and Will Wylie, both of Arkansas.

Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 20, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Robert S. Wylie & Mary A. (Latham) Wylie
  • The monument says 1943 but he died 1942 per death certificate and obit.

Theodric Montfort “Mont” Holsey
Aug 11, 1862 - Dec 4, 1942

T. M. HOLSEY DIED IN WACO ON FRIDAY; BURIAL CHATFIELD

T. M. Holsey age 80 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. K. A. Knight in Waco Friday morning. Funeral services will be held sometime Saturday with interment in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mr. Holsey had been a resident of Chatfield and Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Knight; a son, Otis Holsey, Chicago; a brother Lee Holsey, Hester; a sister, Mrs. R. S. Foy, Sylvester, Ga., and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES CHATFIELD SATURDAY FOR T. M. HOLSEY

Funeral services for T. M. Holsey age 80 years, who died Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Knight in Waco, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church at Chatfield. Rev. S. R. Standifer conducted the rites. Burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

A resident of Chatfield and Corsicana for many years Mr. Holsey was well known over the county.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Otis Holsey, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Knight, Waco, a brother, Lee Holsey, Hester; a sister, Mrs. R. S. Foy, Sylvester, Ga.; a grandson, Billy Knight and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. B. Finch, J. T. Hodge, Rod Kenner, J. J. Kelt, B. F. Marchbanks and W. F. Montfort.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Eva Lena (Harry) Holsey
Jan 31, 1875 - Jun 21, 1953

Mrs. Lena Holsey Expires Sunday

Mrs. Lena Holsey, 78, formerly of Navarro county, died in Galveston Sunday. She was the widow of the late T. M. Holsey.

Funeral services are planned Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Stackpole; a son, Otis Holsey; a grandson, Bobbie Knight, all of Galveston; a number of nieces and nephews, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Collins, Channing.

McCammon will direct.

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Services Tuesday For Mrs. Holsey

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Holsey, 78, former Navarro county resident, who died in Galveston Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Methodist church in Chatfield. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Holsey was the widow of the late T. M. Holsey.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Stackpole; a son, Otis Holsey; and a grandson, Bobbie Knight, all of Galveston; a sister, Mrs. Charles Collins, Channing; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wayne Burkhalter, H. M. McMullan, Robert Earl Montfort, John H. Montfort, Barry Holsey and Lee Holsey.

McCammon directed.

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Louise (Holsey) Knight-Stockpole-Lovedahl
Oct 26, 1909 - Dec 31, 1975

Mrs. Lovedahl

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Louise Holsey Lovedahl, 66, who died Wednesday. Roy H. Davis will officiate and burial will be in the New Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Lovedahl is survived by one son, Mr. Robert Knight of Farmersville, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Randy Knight, Byram Knight, Steven Knight, John H. Montfort, Robert Earl Montfort, and Pete Holsey.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 1, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • New Chatfield cemetery
  • 1st husband Kermit Adair Knight 2nd husband Charles Stockpole per mother’s obit 3rd husband unknown Lovedahl d/o Theodric Montfort “Mont” Holsey & Eva Lena (Harry) Holsey

Frank Braclay/Bartholmew Hosack
Sep 29, 1865 - Apr 4, 1942

FUNERAL RITES FOR FRANK B. HOSACK MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Frank B. (Dad) Hosack, aged 76 years, who died Saturday night, were held Monday morning from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. He had been in ill health for several months. Prior to his retirement five years ago, he had been connected with the Cotton Belt Lines for 36 years in the local yards.

A native of West Virginia, Hosack had resided in Corsicana 41 years.

The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. F. B. Hodkin, Dallas; Mrs. Charles B. Jones, Wellington, and Miss Mary Hosack, Corsicana; three sons, F. R. Hosack, St. Louis; C. G. Hosack, Corpus Christi, and A. P. Hosack, Canal Zone, Panama; 13 grandchildren, a brother, W. K. Hosack, Elkins, W. Va.; a sister, Miss Nancy Hosack, Keyser, W. Va.

Pallbearers were Forest Hodkin, Frank Savage, Charles Gamer, C. H. Williams, C. O. Curington, T. J. Hickey and Aubrey Rawlinston.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Alva Gene Bell, Sr.
Sep 27, 1934 - Aug 20, 1989

Gene Bell, 54, of Mesquite, died Aug. 20, 1989, in Mesquite.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Solesbee officiating. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Eureka. He was a truck driver for the R.R. Stanley Truck Lines, a member of the Baptist Church and member of the Baptist Church and had served in Korean conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gene "Jennie" Bell of Mesquite; five sons, Alva Gene Bell Jr. of Dallas, W. Jerry Bell and Jeffery A. Bell, both of Hutchins, Robert L. Bell and Scott J. Bell, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three daughters, Betty Martines and Brenda K. Whitaker, both of Dallas, Jennie M. Bell of Mesquite; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Luther Curtis Bell of Corsicana, and William J. Bell of Dallas; one sister, Joyce Thompson of Hurst; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be sons and a son-in-law, Randall Whitaker.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 22, 1989
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Genevieve Lillian "Jennie" (Olson) Bell
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library The

Sallie Oletha (Pillans) Satagaj
Sep 26, 1923 - Aug 16, 1989

Mrs. Sallie Oletha Pillans Satagaj, 64, of San Antonio, died Aug. 16,
1989 in San Antonio.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Marion Vaugh officiating. Burial will be in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 26, 1923 in Rising Star, and was a retired supervisor of pediatrics at the Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph S. Satagaj Sr. of San Antonio; one daughter, Sallie Ann Satagaj of Lockhart; two sons, John M. Satagaj of Clear Lake City, and Joseph S. Satagaj Jr. of Garland; five grandchildren; four brothers, Willie D. Pillans of Streetman, Jack Pillans of Corsicana, Rob Pillans and Wayne Pillans, both of Winkler; three sisters, Gertrude Young of Irving. Frances Crumbley of Corsicana, and Lillian Fullerton of Cedar Creek Lake; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library The
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug. 17, 1989
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Joseph Stanley Satagaj, Sr.

Edward Serrato Vasquez
abt 1962 - Aug 16, 1989

Edward Vasquez, 27, of Corsicana, died Aug. 16, 1989 in Corsicana.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Modral Cemetery with the Rev. Herman Martinez officiating. Arrangements may be made with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include his mother, Maria Vasquez of Corsicana; his father, Santos Vasquez of Corpus Christi; two sons, Eddie and Bobby Flores of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Nina Flores of Corpus Christi; grandmother, Angie Lozano of Corpus Christi; grandfather, Meguel Serrato of Harrling; four brothers, Mack and Tony Vasquez, both of Corpus Christi, and Santos Vasquez, Jr., and Robert Vasquez, both of Corsicana; seven sisters, Molly Lozano, Minerva Vasquez, Oselia Cerzantes, Nellie Luna, Rose Vasquez, Nora Hilburn, and Ruth Vasquez, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library The
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug. 17, 1989
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Santos Vasquez & Maria Vasquez

Willie Mae (Mosley) Albert
Nov 6, 1910 - Jul 23, 1989

Mrs. Willie Mae Albert, 78, of Dallas, died sunday, July 23, 1989, at her residence in Dallas.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Grady Anderson will officiate. Burial will be at the Rice Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Lizzie Mae Luster and Madell Ferguson, both of Dallas; four sons, W.C. Albert of Corsicana, W.T. Albert, George Albert and Adell Albert, all of Dallas; 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one brother Will Mosley of Fort Worth,
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Odell Wilborn
Jul 10, 1919 - Aug 5, 1989

Odell Wilborn, 70, of Rice, died Aug. 5, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Scott Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. C.A. Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Surivvors include one daughter; three sons; his father, Jewel Wilborn of Rice; three sisters, Jewell Black of Rice, Lourie Glass of Dallas and Margie Lee Guido of Kansas City, Mo.; and one brother Frank Wilborn of Rice.
Pallbearers will be Carl Glass, Granville Wilborn, Robert Wilborn, Will Wilborn, Otis Sanders, Elijah Wilborn, Michael Fields and Mark Fields.

Notes:

  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 7, 1989
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Jewel Wilborn & Lula (Whetstone) Wilborn

Margarita (Arce) Patterson
Oct 21, 1944 - Mar 26, 2019
 
Margarita Arce Patterson lived a long productive life in Navarro County. She went home to be with the Lord March 26, 2019.
Born Oct. 21, 1944 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She later became a proud citizen of the United States - speaking only English unless her translation skills were required.
Her professional career as office manager of Dallas Law Firm Oster and Kaufman spanned 25 years. After retirement she spent time organic gardening and volunteering for Navarro County Republican Women's Club. She served as an Election Judge and worked part-time for Navarro County Judge Davenport and the commissioners.
Margarita was preceded in death by her mother Dora Godano, her sister Rosa Arce and her brothers Enrique Arce and Pedro Arce.
Margarita is survived by her sister Martha Witt; brother, Martiniano Arce; niece, Amanda Szucs; nephews, Jorge and Laureano Arce and many more nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. March 29, 2019 at New Pursley Cemetery

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Henry Weldon Moore
Nov 27, 1930 - Mar 23, 2019
 
Henry Weldon Moore of Bryan, passed away after 98 wonderful years, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at St. Joseph's Manor.
Henry was born on Nov. 27, 1920 in Yowell, Hunt County to Luther and Emma Tichenor Moore. He was the ninth of 11 children in a poor farming family. He started working in the fields picking cotton at a very young age. He always said that he knew better than to complain about anything that was put on the table, and even if it wasn't his favorite food, he was grateful to have it. He spent his childhood in the Commerce-Cooper area. He graduated from Cooper High School in 1937 and received his Bachelor of Science and Master's of Science degrees from East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce. He was the only child in his family to graduate from college, and he always credited his oldest sister, Mylie, for encouraging him to pursue a college degree.
After graduation, Henry started his teaching career as a business teacher at Caddo Mills High School. His stint in Caddo Mills was interrupted by World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1946. After the war, he taught Business at Royse City High School. While at Royse City, he needed a date for a school banquet and someone suggested he ask a young teacher in Wolfe City. He asked Dorothy Jean Mabry to be his date, she accepted and they never dated anyone else after that.
On Sept. 1, 1951, Henry and Dorothy married at First Methodist Church in Commerce. In January of 1952, they moved from Royse City to Corsicana, where Henry started teaching at Navarro Junior College. He served as Chairman of the Business Department and went on to become Dean of Admissions and Registrar, and later Vice President for Student Affairs.
On July 20, 1952, their daughter, Joan, was born, followed on Aug.16, 1955 by their son, Robert. Henry and Dorothy raised their children in Corsicana and Henry was always a very involved parent. He and Dorothy stressed the importance of an education and because of that, both children always knew that they would go to college.
Henry and Dorothy started taking their children to First Methodist Church in Corsicana every Sunday when they were babies, and church continued to be important to Henry his entire life. In Corsicana, Henry served as Chairman of the Administrative Board at First Methodist more than once.
He and Dorothy were proud of both their children and supported them in whatever they did. Joan followed in her parents' footsteps as a teacher, and she later became an Elementary Librarian. Robert became a Pediatric Pulmonologist. Henry used to embarrass his kids by saying that the reason they were so smart was because of the World Book Encyclopedias he and Dorothy purchased when the children were young.
In May of 1974, Henry retired from his career as an educator. He then decided to go into the insurance business "part time," selling life insurance for National Farm Life Insurance Company. However, Henry never did anything halfway, and he loved selling insurance so much that he was offered the position of heading up the agency in Bryan-College Station. With both children grown, Henry and Dorothy decided to make the move, and they settled in Bryan in 1976. He went on to become a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
When Henry and Dorothy moved to Bryan, they soon joined First United Methodist Church. They were longtime members of the Upper Room Sunday School Class and enjoyed the many friendships they made there.
After he retired from the insurance business, Henry took on a third "career," as a library volunteer at Johnson Elementary in Bryan, where his daughter was the librarian. He worked several days a week there for many years, and almost single-handedly barcoded the entire collection when the circulation system of the library became automated. He also became interested in genealogy, and he researched the history of the Moore Family and shared copies with his children and his nieces and nephews. He exercised weekly at Super Slow Zone with his trainer, Carol Kapella, for many years, and he credited this for the fact that he was able to walk almost to the end of his life.
He loved watching Fox News, and he yelled for the Texas Longhorns no matter what the sport. He particularly loved Longhorn Football. After the Longhorns beat USC in the National Championship game in 2006, he told his daughter he wanted to get off the phone so he could "watch the hoopla!" He also enjoyed watching golf and joked that Jack Nicklaus was his favorite golfer because he "liked to root for the underdog!" His current favorite golfer was Jordan Spieth, particularly because he was a Texas Longhorn.
Henry was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, who died in 2007, after 56 years of marriage. Also preceding him in death were his parents and his six sisters and four brothers.
He is survived by his daughter, Joan Moore of Bryan and his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Moore of Houston. He loved Linda like a daughter. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mary Mabry of San Diego, Ca. and Helga Mabry of Austin as well as by seven nieces and 10 nephews.
His family would like to thank the many wonderful doctors who cared for him, particularly Dr. Stephen Tseng, Dr. Erin Fleener, Dr. Evan Lacefield, Dr. James Distefano, and Dr. Robert Herring. They are also grateful for his regular visits from his good friend from church (and fellow Longhorn) Bill Birdwell, and for his favorite barber, Sonny Brown, who even came to cut his hair when Henry was no longer able to get to the barbershop. They would also like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Manor, especially those on Nurses' Stations No. 1 and 2, and his favorite therapists there, Vandi, Priya, and Neil.
The family is also grateful to the staff at Hospice Brazos Valley for their wonderful care of Henry during his last days and to Sam Rocio of Hospice who bathed and shaved Henry three days a week. Finally, the family cannot begin to thank his two caregivers, Tina Green and Beverly Hunter, who so obviously adored Henry and would have done anything for him. They added so much to his last few months, and Henry's family will be eternally thankful to them.
The family asks that any donations be made in Henry's memory to First United Methodist Church, 506 E. 28th Street, Bryan, TX 77803, or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Bryan. Interment to follow at 3 p.m. at College Station City Cemetery.

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Alison Leanne "Sam" (Terry) Humann
Nov 30, 1965 - Mar 18, 2019

Alison Leanne Terry Humann (Sam) went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 18, 2019 at her home in Corsicana. She was born Nov. 30, 1965 in Dallas to Charles and Virginia Terry.

She graduated from W.W. Samuel High School in Dallas in 1985. After graduation she attended Wesley Bible College in Florence, Mississippi and also received her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from East Texas State University, now known as Texas A&M Commerce.

After college she moved to Corsicana where her parents resided after their retirement. Corsicana had been her grandmother's home since the early 1800's. Alison began working at the Corsicana Rehabilitation Center and from there she went to work at the Corsicana YMCA and worked there on and off for 26 years even up until the last year as a CPR instructor.

On April 28, 1990 Alison married the love of her life, Brian Humann in the same Wesley United Methodist Church in Corsicana that her great grandparents married. Brian and Alison have been happily married for 29 wonderful years.

Alison earned two Master's Degrees, the first master's from American Intercontinental University, Masters of Education/Technology and the second master's from Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology Masters of Divinity. She was proud to serve as a local pastor for over 12 years and campus minister for Navarro College for three years.

Alison said God blessed her with the opportunity to work as a hospice Chaplain for the past few years. She saw working as a Chaplain a privilege to walk that last journey with the patient and family. Talking with patients and family along with meeting their needs spiritually, mending relationships and just being there for them. She also taught Wednesday night bible study at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana on Hwy. 31 where she and her husband attended church.

Alison stated "I see learning as a never ending process." And as she did because currently she was working on her license for a counselor as a LCDC/Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern. She served as a part of the community, being on the committee for Christmas in Action and Derrick Days. She also was a part of the Ministerial Alliance, The Emmaus, Salvation Army, community, church and YMCA events.

Alison was preceded in death by her parents, half-sister Tammy Jordan Grimes and half-brother Ron Terry.

She is survived by her husband Brian Humann of Corsicana; son, Aaron Humann and wife, Karen of Willis; daughter, Jaime Humann of Corsicana; nephew, Terry Jordan and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with a celebration of her life following at 3 p.m. with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to New Century Hospice team and Corsicana Cowboy Church for all their love and the excellent care provided.
In the words of Alison: "Remember we are the clay and God is the Potter. He is ever-changing and shaping us to mold us into what He needs us to be for the working of the Kingdom of Heaven. I'm just his servant and willing to be used in whatever way He wants to use me! I am His and He is my Lord and Savior."
Isaiah 64:8 "But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand."

Memorials may be made to the Rose Hill Cemetery Association PO Box 413 Blooming Grove, Texas 76626 or The Cowboy Church of Corsicana Women's Ministries PO Box 2068 Corsicana, Texas 75151.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jack Barney Cook
Dec 3, 1933 - Mar 16, 2019

Jack Barney Cook was born Dec. 3, 1933 in Corsicana. He graduated from Odessa High School and attended Texas Tech University. He did Architectural drafting and designs on custom residential homes in the West Texas and Austin areas. As owner and operator, he was CEO of Cook Builders Incorporated. He also owned Jack B. Cook Realtors and Associates, Cojac Inc., and MLC Contractors in Dallas. He worked as commercial superintendent for Toys-R-US and several other commercial corporations. He retired in Corsicana in the year of 2000.

He was well known as a man of high integrity and loved his family with a passion. He loved the Lord and gave to many Christian Ministries to help people know the Lord.
His statement about life was, "It's a Win, Win, proposition, if you have a personal relationship with the Lord. God takes care of you here and then takes you home to be with Him for eternity!"

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He was a man of many talents and interests, which included art, classical music, horses, motorcycling, flying his plane and sailing. He rode several years with the Williamson County Sheriff Posse and performed at many surrounding rodeos in the Georgetown area.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Chris Cook.

He is survived by his wife, Marian Lou Cook and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Cook of Amarillo, Terry and Lila Lynn Edmondsen of Frisco, Richard and Amy Lea Graham of Colorado Springs, Co.; three step-children, Robert L. Baker of Tyler, Dennis and Marian Elizabeth Smith of the Colony, Allan and Vivian Anne Richerson of Austin; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He loved his family and was a wonderful husband and father. He will be deeply missed by all of his loved ones and friends.

A memorial service for Jack is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana, Texas with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.

 

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Donald Charles Hartley
Jan 5, 1958 - Mar 15, 2019

Donald Hartley, 61, of Rice passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at his residence.

A Memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Palmer with Bro. Paul Gauntt officiating.

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Donald Charles Hartley, age 61, passed away at his home in Rice, Texas on Friday, March 15, 2019. Donald was born in Corsicana, Texas on January 5, 1958 to Charles David Hartley and LaVerne Muzick Hartley.

Don was a hardworking, sports loving, family man who loved to fish. He was a simple man whose greatest joy in life were his children, grandchildren, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his grandparents; Charlie and Jessie Hartley, his sister-in-law Carmelita Shirley and two friends who were like brothers to him, Jesse Lynn Cleveland and Mark Wolfchief.

Don is survived by many who loved him, which includes his children; Cody Hartley and wife Brittany, Jenna Hartley, Kadie Hernandez, and Matt Hartley; grandchildren; Blake Prestige, Jacob Correa, Alana Prestige, Adayah Hernandez, Olivia Hartley and Macie Hartley. He is also survived by his brothers; Lynn Hartley and wife Nora, Dickie Hartley and wife Kathy, Charles “Dean” Hartley and wife Dorothy, Danny Joe Hartley and wife Amanda, and Roger McKinney; sisters, Debbie Goode, Kay Richardson, Linette Auerbach, and Kimberly Hartley Patterson along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Palmer, Texas (200 N. Sherman Street, Palmer, Texas 75152) with Bro. Paul Gauntt officiating.

Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.


Jacqualine Nell (Buck) Dennis
Feb 8, 1942 - Mar 15, 2019

Jacqualine Nell Dennis was born February eight, nineteen forty two. to DM and Vivian Buck. She went to be with lord on March fifteenth two thousand nineteen. She was preceded in death by Her Parents DM and Vivian Buck, Her sister Suzanne Burton. She is survived by her sister, Sarah Carouth, of Corsicana, Her Husband of 35 years, Gary Dennis of Corsicana, Children Vivian Weaver of Mexico, Sherril and Randy Wade of Tyler, Jimmy Weaver of Oklahoma City. Grand Children Steve and Sabrina Rodgers of Colorado, Breanne and Casey Rodgers of Tyler. Great Grand children Olivia and Timmy.

A memorial service will be held at Westside Baptist Church, 1522 North 24th. Street on Saturday March 23, at 1:00 pm. Bro Larry Talbert officiating.

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James Cook “Jimmie” Davidson
Feb 15, 1912 - Jan 7, 1942

CORSICANA MAN IS FATALLY INJURED AUTOMOBILE CRASH

JIMMY DAVIDSON DIES LOCAL HOSPITAL AFTER CAR WRECKED ON BRIDGE

J. C. “Jimmy” Davidson aged 29 years was fatally injured early Wednesday morning when his car is reported to have skidded on the ice-covered trestle on Trinity Bridge, Highway 31, struck the protecting railing and plunged to the river lowlands immediately west of the channel. The accident occurred about 2 o’clock Wednesday morning. Davidson died in the P. and S. Hospital shortly after being admitted, some five hours after the accident. Death was attributed by physicians to internal injuries, aggravated by exposure.

Davidson’s death is the first auto fatality in Navarro County for 1942.

Teacher injured.
Miss Elizabeth Steele, of Lubbock, teacher at the State Home here, companion of Davidson at the time of the crash, is at the Navarro clinic suffering from shock, exposure and an ankle, rib and other injuries. Her condition is not regarded as serious.

Kerens garage attendants reported to Sheriff Cap Curington that several vehicles skidded on the trestle while they were removing the smashed automobile.

Miss Steele is quoted as saying that her efforts to attract attention of passersby were futile, until she crawled on her hands and knees the long distance to the western end of the trestle where finally a truck driver’s attention and aid was obtained.

Davidson was brought to the hospital in a Stockton ambulance from Kerens.

Sheriff Curington and highway patrolmen investigated the accident.

Service Station Operator.
Davidson was a partner in the “Izzy and Jimmy” service station at the intersection of North Main Street and West Fourth Avenue. He had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. L. Davidson, Corsicana; three brothers, W. M. Davidson and Robert Davidson, both of Corsicana and Harold Davidson, Hawkins; a sister, Mrs. Naomi Blaize, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be held in Corsicana Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CRASH VICTIM WERE HELD THURSDAY

JIMMY DAVIDSON FATALLY INJURED WEDNESDAY IN HIGHWAY ACCIDENT

Funeral services for J. C. “Jimmy” Davidson, aged 29 years who was fatally injured in an automobile mishap early Wednesday , were held Thursday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. Davidson died in the P. and S. Hospital early Wednesday morning several hours after he had received internal injuries when his automobile is reported to have skidded on the western trestle of the Highway 31 bridge spanning Trinity river. The car is said to have struck the railing on the north side of the bridge and then plunged over the south railing, dropping to the ground a considerable distance below. Miss Elizabeth Steele, Lubbock, State Home teacher, companion of Davidson at the time of the accident, escaped with ankle and other injuries and her condition is not regarded as serious. Miss Steele is a patient in the Navarro Clinic.

Considerable time elapsed following the accident before the victims were admitted to the local hospitals. Davidson’s death was attributed to internal injuries, aggravated by exposure.

Davidson had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life and for the past several years had been one of the partners in the “Izzy and Jimmy” service station at the intersection of North Main street and West Fourth avenue.

The death of Davidson was the first 1842 auto fatality in Navarro county.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. L. Davidson, Corsicana; three brothers, W. M. and Robert Davidson, both of Corsicana and Harold Davidson, Hawkins, Tex., and a sister, Mrs. Naomi Blaize, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Isadore Goldberg, --- Paul, Henry Bunch, ---Bishop, Robert Irvine, -----Hamilton.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Thomas Max Pritchett
Dec 22, 1941 - Mar 16, 1942

LITTLE BOY BURIED IN EUREKA CEMETERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Max Thomas Pritchett, three-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Pritchett of Eureka, died Monday night.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church at Eureka with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Kenneth and James Pritchett; three sisters, Rosa Lee, Jo Ann and Nancy Jean Pritchett, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Goodin, all of Eureka.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Thomas R. “Tommie” Yadon
Sep 27, 1895 - May 1, 1942

VICTIM OF TRAIN AND AUTO ACCIDENT WAS BURIED EUREKA

Funeral services for Thomas R. Yadon, aged 45 years, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Goodwin, pastor of the church.

Yadon was pronounced dead early Friday evening when he reached the P. and S. Hospital, following a collision involving his automobile and a southbound Burlington & Rock Island Lines passenger train at the intersection of the railroad lines and Highway 287, several miles southeast of Corsicana. His automobile was demolished. He was reported en route to Corsicana from Eureka where he had been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Yadon. He had been employed by the Girard Oil Corporation for the past 10 years.

Yadon’s death was the third Navarro county auto traffic mishap during 1942.

Surviving are his parents and two sisters, Mrs. Connie Keel, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maggie Shockley, Walco, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee Buck, Lee Brashears, Pat Horn, Rip Hardgrave, Montie Swarthout and George Ramsey.

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John Thaddus Yadon
Jun 30, 1875 - Nov 7, 1963

John T. Yadon Dies Thursday

John T. Yadon , 88, native of Jenny Lind, Ark., died at his home in Eureka Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Eureka Methodist church Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Benny McBryde and Rev. Peyton Goodman.

Yardon, a former justice of the peace, had resided at Eureka 23 years. He was an oil field pumper and was employed by the Girard Oil company for 32 years. He was a member of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. H. P. Shockley, Cushing, Okla., and Mrs. Cornelius Moll, Dallas; a brother, Charlie Yadon, Oakland, Calif.; five granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ed Clarkston, May J. Moles, Dan Chandler, Bob Grantham, Bill Bonner and John Boyd.

Corley Directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 8, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ida (Grouver ?) Yadon 2nd wife Opal (Martin) Yadon married Jan. 28, 1933; s/o Augusta (Needam) Yadon per death certificate

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John T. Yadon Services Held

Final rites for John T. Yadon, 88, who died Thursday night at his home in Eureka Methodist church with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Benny McBryde and Rev. Peyton Goodman.

Native of Jenny Lind, Ark., Yadon , employ of the Girard Oil Company for 32 years, had resided at Eureka for 23 years. He was a member of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. H. P. Shockley, Cushing, Okla., and Mrs. Cornelius Moll, Dallas; a brother, Charlie Yadon, Oakland, Calif.; five granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Connie V. (Yadon) Hudgen/Hodgen-Keel-Moll
Jun 30, 1902 - May 5, 1966

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Moll

Funeral services for Mrs. Corneilius Moll, 63, of Dallas, who died in the Methodist hospital in Dallas Thursday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Hubbard Methodist pastor, assisted by Rev. Bennie McBryde, pastor of the Eureka Methodist, church. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

Mrs. Moll was a native of Eureka and the family is reported to have planned to move to Eureka within the near future from Dallas.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas, two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Reynolds, Comanche, Okla., and Mrs. Leland Howard, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. H. B. Shockley, Cushing, Okla., and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bob Mason, John Rejeck, Vernon Polson, Garland Ham, Carl Pillery, H. A. Moon, M. W. Watkins and Steve Williams.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 6, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Fred Orville Hudgen/Hodgen married Apr. 6, 1921 Oklahoma 2nd husband Jerry Keel married May 18, 1940 Navarro County, Tx. 3rd husband Cornelius Moll; d/o John Thaddus Yadon & Ida (Grouver ?) Yadon

James C. “Jim” Cockerell
Dec 13, 1870 - Apr 1, 1942

JAMES C. COCKERELL DIED AT PROVIDENCE HOME ON WEDNESDAY

James C. Cockerell, aged 71 years, native Texan died at his home in the Providence community Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Providence church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Bond. He had resided at Providence for 38 years.

Survivors are his wife of Providence, two sons, W. C. Cockerell, New Orleans and L. R. Cockerell, Longview; a daughter, Mrs. Alton Baker, Pryor, Okla.; three brothers, W. H. Cockerell, Eureka; H. R. Cockerell, Kerens, and J. P. Cockerell, Palestine; and two sisters, Miss Ruby Cockerell, Lawrence, Kan., and Mrs. Will Hale, Brownsboro.

Pallbearers were C. S. Watkins, Buck Montgomery, Luther Greer, Loyd Land, B. F. Hall and Dink Harris.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov. 13, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Lillian “Maggie” (Estes) Cockerell; s/o William Henry Cockerell & Martha J. “Mattie” (Cooper) Cockerell

Lydia Fay Minatra
Sep 19, 1937 - Jun 24, 1942

Little Rural Shade Girl Buried Eureka Thursday Afternoon

KERENS. June 27.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Eureka cemetery for Lida Faye Minatra, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Minitra of Rural Shade. Rev. Mr. Ford, pastor of the Eureka Baptist church, conducted the services.

Lida, Fae, whose twin sister died three days after birth, was ill only since Jun 18, and passed away June 24 at 5 p.m.

Survivors are the parents, two brothers, two sisters, Billy, James, Dorothy and Margaret; two grandmothers, Mrs. A. W. Anderson of Mildred, and Mrs. C. R. Minitra of Rural Shade.

P. N. Stockton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Elmer David Smith
Nov 4, 1894 - Oct 31, 1961

Elmer D. Smith Expires Monday

Elmer D. Smith, 67, former member of the Navarro County ASC committee, 3201 West Second avenue, died at his home Monday night. He resided in the Navarro and Grape Creek communities until moving to Corsicana a month ago.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Grape Creek Community cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. O. Abbott, Jr., associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Smith was connected with the AAA and other governmental farm agencies for many years before his resignation in 1959.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Afton D. Smith, Hillsboro, and Clayton Smith, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Lee Parks, Dallas; and four grandchildren and other relatives.

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Hold Services Elmer D. Smith

Funeral services for Elmer D. Smith, 67, who died at his residence, 3201 West Second avenue, Monday night, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Grape Creek Community cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. O. Abbott, Jr., associate pastor of the First Methodist church. Masons had charge of the graveside services.

Smith was for many years with the Navarro County ASC program as a member of the committee, resigning two years ago. He resided in the Grape Creek and Navarro communities prior to moving to Corsicana about a month ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Afton D. Smith, Hillsboro and Clayton Smith, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Lee Parks, Dallas; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were M. M. White, H. B. Fouty, Clint Fouty, V. H. Bottoms, Wensel Fultun, Arvil Capehart, Roy Daniels and Pete Horn.

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William Mart Davis
Mar 10, 1879 - Feb 26, 1942

W. M. Davis Died At Alvin Thursday; Burial At Richland

Funeral services for W. M. Davis who died Thursday at Alvin, Texas, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Richland where burial was made. Davis formerly resided in Richland.

Corley Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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Alvin Mart Hood, Sr.
Sep 24, 1907 - May 3, 1949

Alvin Mart Hood Fatally Injured; Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Alvin Mart Hood, aged 41 years fatally injured Monday near Cuero when an oil derrick collapsed and fell in Goilad county, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Richland Methodist church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Vinsant.

Hood was employed by the Goldrus Drilling Company. He died in a Cuero hospital Tuesday morning.

H. R. Haak of Kenedy, driver of a truck for the concern suffered serious injuries. The derrick was being moved to a new location in Weesatche, Texas and was within 18 feet of its destination when a leg collapsed, according to an Associated Press report from Cuero.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ann Hood, two daughters, Bettie Jo and Doris Jane Hood, all of Goliad; mother, Mrs. Mart Hood, Richland; a brother, Hubert Hood, Dayton; and two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Livingston, Richland, and Mrs. B. L. Herring, Houston.

Pallbearers were J. R. Casparis, R. A. Pearson, C. D. Freude, A. Hatcher, W. E. Pullin and W. R. McLendon.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Margaret Emma (Chunn) Hood
Jan 2, 1881 - Dec 22, 1958

Mrs. Hood Dies At Richland

Mrs. Mart Hood, 77, died at her home Richland Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ted Spencer, associate pastor, First Methodist church here.

A native of DeKalb, Miss., Mrs. Hood had resided in Richland for 65 years.

Surviving are a son, H. M. Hood, Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Livingston, Richland, and B. L. Herring, Houston; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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William Newton “Newt” Smith
Oct 16, 1876 - May 8, 1942

WILLIAM N. SMITH DIED HERE FRIDAY; BURIAL SUNDAY

William N. Smith, 65, died at his residence on the State Home road Friday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the Corley Chapel, with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery.

The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana about eleven years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. P. Ruth of Ira, Texas; five sons, A. N. and W. J. of Corsicana, R. A. of National City, Calif., C. A. and W. B. of Corpus Christi; one brother, A. M. Smith and a sister, Mrs. A. A. Humphries both of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES W. N. SMITH BE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for William Newton Smith, aged 65 years, who died Friday at his home on the State Home road, will be held Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Grape Creek Methodist church. Burial will be in the  Grape Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mr. Smith was a native of Navarro county and had resided in this community for the past 11 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. P. Ruth, Ira, Texas; five sons, A. N. and W. J. both of Corsicana; R. A. Smith, National City, Calif., C. A. and W. B. Smith, both of Corpus Christi; a brother, A. M. Smith and a sister, Mrs. S. A. Humphries both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be B. C. Goodin, Ab Marsh, Wade Harvard, Luther Doolen, Jim Doolen, Edgar White, J. M. Harvard and Walter Beeman.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Andrew Marion Smith
Jan 30, 1861 - Sep 20, 1942

AGED NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN DALLAS

Andrew M. Smith, 81, native of Navarro county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. H. Jones, at Dallas Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Grape Creek cemetery. Rites will be conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

The deceased was one of the oldest members of the Grape Church. He was visiting his daughter at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; seven daughters, Mrs. Joe Roach, Houston; Mrs. G. A. Smith, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Driver, Dallas, Mrs. Mary Selman, Dallas; Mrs. R. H. Jones, Dallas; Mrs. E. D. Smith, Navarro; and Mrs. A. D. McElroy, Grandview; five sons, John T. Smith, Dallas, Neal Smith and Newton Smith, both of San Francisco; George L. Smith, Dallas, and P. A. Smith, Dallas; one stepson, Vernon Humphries, Waco; and a sister, Mrs. S. F. Humphries, Corsicana; 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 21, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Ellen F. (Barbee) Smith married Dec. 14, 1882 2nd wife Lula Lamb (Doyle) Humphreys-Smith married Dec. 24, 1906; s/o John J. Smith & Martha Ann (Dunn) Smith

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ANDREW SMITH WERE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Chapel for Andrew M. Smith, 81, native of Navarro county, who died at Dallas Sunday night.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; seven daughters, Mrs. Joe Roach, Houston; Mrs. G. A. Smith, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Driver, Dallas, Mrs. Mary Selman, Dallas; Mrs. R. H. Jones, Dallas; Mrs. E. D. Smith, Navarro; and Mrs. A. D. McElroy, Grandview; five sons, John T. Smith, Dallas, Neal Smith and Newton Smith, both of San Francisco; George L. Smith, Dallas, and P. A. Smith, Dallas; one stepson, Vernon Humphries, Waco; and a sister, Mrs. S. F. Humphries, Corsicana; 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Alton "Dutch" Smith
Sep 17, 1913 - Sep 10, 1942

ALTON SMITH DIED THURSDAY MORNING; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Alton (Dutch) Smith died in the P. and S. Hospital, shortly before noon Thursday following a short illness. Funeral rites will be held at the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

A native of Navarro county, Smith was born Sept. 13, 1913, and would have been 29 years old Sunday. He was slated to be inducted in the U. S. Army Saturday. Smith returned to Corsicana about a month ago after spending five years in Waco.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, Parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Smith, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. R. H. Jones, Dallas; a brother, P. A. Smith, Dallas; and the following half-brothers and sisters; Mrs. Johnny W. Driver, Dallas; Mrs. Guy Smith, Dallas; Mrs. Mary Celman, Dallas; George Smith, Dallas; Neal Smith, San Francisco; Newton Smith, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Joe Roach, Houston; E. V. Humphries, Waco; Mrs. E. D. Smith, Navarro; Mrs. A. D. McElroy, Grandview, and John T. Smith, Orange.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALTON SMITH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel for Alton (Dutch) Smith who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday, following a short illness.

A native of Navarro County, Smith was born Sept. 17, 1913, and would have been 29 years old Thursday. He was slated to be inducted in the U. S. Army Saturday. Rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Interment was at Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, Parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Smith, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. R. H. Jones, Dallas; a brother, P. A. Smith, Dallas; and the following half-brothers and sisters; Mrs. Johnny W. Driver, Dallas; Mrs. Guy Smith, Dallas; Mrs. Mary Celman, Dallas; George Smith, Dallas; Neal Smith, San Francisco; Newton Smith, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Joe Roach, Houston; E. V. Humphries, Waco; Mrs. E. D. Smith, Navarro; Mrs. A. D. McElroy, Grandview, and John T. Smith, Orange.

Pallbearers were Dr. W. K. Logsdon, E. C. Herod, W. C. Herod, Alton Smith, Wallach Roach, Jenkin Smith, Clifton Humphries and Thomas Parks.

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William Jenkins Smith
Nov 23, 1900 - Mar 5, 1973

W. J. Smith

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. J. (Jenks) Smith, 72, of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle and Rev. Jon Moore will officiate, with burial to follow at Grape Creek cemetery near Angus.

He was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Corsicana most of his life. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church and served in the U. S. Navy.

He is survived by two brothers, A. N. Smith and C. A. Smith, both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Clifton Humphreys, Clayton Smith, W. P. Roth, W. W. Pryor, Roland Laudan and James Siske.

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Lula Lamb (Doyle) Humphries-Smith
Oct 7, 1874 - Dec 5, 1960

Mrs. Smith Of Dallas Dies

Mrs. A. M. Smith, 88, native of Tennessee, resident of Dallas for the past two years, died in Dallas late Monday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. C. McNeill, Baptist minister.

Surviving are five sons, M. N. Smith, San Francisco, Calif.; D. A. (Nick) Smith, John T. and George L. Smith, all of Dallas, and E. d. Smith, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Ray Jones, Mrs. Mae Smith, Mrs. Mary Selman and Mrs. Len Drover, all of Dallas; Mrs. A. D. McElroy, Grandview, and Mrs. Winnie Roach, Houston; 26 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Afton Smith, Raymond and Jimmy McElroy, Robert Jones, James Humphreys, Ronnie McElroy, Clayton Smith and Jimmy Anderson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 6, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James N. “Jim” Humphreys 2nd husband Andrew Marion Smith married Dec. 24, 1906 d/o J. W. Doyle

Mattie Mae Blanton
Dec 12, 1939 - Aug 27, 1942

LITTLE GIRL DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

Mollie May Blanton, age three years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Blanton, died Thursday afternoon at 4:45 at the Navarro Clinic. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 o’clock at Grape Creek church. Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the rites and interment will be in Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, two brothers, Lawrence and Raymond Blanton; a grandmother, Mrs. Fay Blanton; a grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Humphries; a grandfather, Alonzo Blanton; six uncles, Staff. Sgt. J. T. Hunphries, Camp Maxey; E. W. and J. E. Humphries, Corsicana; Robert and Harvey Humphries, Dallas; Floyd Humphries, Greenville; an aunt, Mrs. Effie Williams, Paris and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements.

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RITES FOR LITTLE GIRL LATE FRIDAY GRAPE CREEK CHURCH

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Grape Creek Church for Mattie may Blanton, age three years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Blanton, who died Thursday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic.

Rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, two brothers, Lawrence and Raymond Blanton; a grandmother, Mrs. Fay Blanton; a grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Humphries; a grandfather, Alonzo Blanton; six uncles, Staff. Sgt. J. T. Hunphries, Camp Maxey; E. W. and J. E. Humphries, Corsicana; Robert and Harvey Humphries, Dallas; Floyd Humphries, Greenville; an aunt, Mrs. Effie Williams, Paris and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon had charge of arrangements.

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Lonnie Roy Cockerell, Jr.
Sep 25, 1928 - Apr 10, 2014
 
Lonnie Roy Cockerell, 85, died April 10, 2014 at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission.

Visitation will be held at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1pm to 9pm with a 7pm rosary. Another visitation will be held at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Funeral Services will follow at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 starting at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ruth Estelle (Ervin) Cockerell 2nd wife Juana (Delapena) Corckerell married Oct. 22, 1994; s/o Lonnie Roy Cockerell, Sr. & Flora Mae (Gotcher) Cockerell

Margaret Lillian “Maggie” (Estes) Cockerell
Nov 23, 1872 - Jan 6, 1957

Mrs. Cockerell Services Monday

Mrs. J. C. Cockerell, 84, former Powell and Eureka resident, native of Freestone county, died at Wortham Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. P. Coe, Baptist pastor, and Rev. J. D. Barnes.

Surviving are a son, Lonnie R. Cockerell, Wortham; a daughter, Mrs. Alton Baker, Pryor, Okla.; two brothers, Alta Estes, Corsicana and Dee Estes, Eureka; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Wilson, Bill Bonner, Roy Graham, James R. Black, Lloyd Land and James Bradley.

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Mrs. Cockerell Services Monday

Mrs. J. C. Cockerell, 84, former Powell and Eureka resident, native of Freestone county, died at Wortham Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. P. Coe, Baptist pastor, and Rev. J. D. Barnes.

Surviving are a son, Lonnie R. Cockerell, Wortham; a daughter, Mrs. Alton Baker, Pryor, Okla.; two brothers, Alta Estes, Corsicana, and Dee Estes, Eureka; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Wilson, Bill Bonner, Roy Graham, James R. Black, Lloyd Land and James Bradley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon. Jan 7, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James C. “Jim” Cockerell married Dec. 28, 1893; d/o T. J. Estes & Julia (Shambley) Estes per brother James’ death certificate --Ezra J. Estes & Julia (Ingram) Estes per Henry & Thad’s death certificate)

William Henry “Mack” Cockerell
Mar 24, 1887 - Aug 24, 1970

W. H. Cockerell Services Pend

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for W. H. (Mack) Cockerell, 83, a native of Freestone County who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Interment will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

A retired farmer, Cockerell was a resident of Eureka. He is survived by his wife of Eureka; two sons, William Cockerell of Texarkana and Gowan Cockerell of Frisco; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ola Hale of Athens.

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Elsie Marie Montgomery
Jan 10, 1922 - Apr 11, 1942

YOUNG WOMAN DIED MILDRED SATURDAY; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Miss Elsie Marie Montgomery, aged 20 years, died at the family residence at Mildred Saturday at noon.

Funeral rites will be held from the Mildred church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Howard Ford.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Montgomery, Mildred; three brothers, Wm. E. Montgomery, Midway Islands; J. C. and Bobbie Montgomery, Mildred; two sisters, Misses Verna and Helen Montgomery, Mildred; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Webster, Mildred, and Mrs. T. C. Montgomery.

Pallbearers will be J. D. Russell, D. A. Turner, A. Z. Choate, M. Sidman, W. J. Burnham and W. T. Rogers.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr. 11, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Mildred High School graduate d/o Verne Elijah Montgomery and Nettie (Webster) Montgomery buried in Stubbs cemetery, Texas county, Missouri with her parents John Wesley Webster and Oma (Garner) Webster –some sources say she is Nettie (Scott) Montgomery

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FUNERAL SERVICES MILDRED SUNDAY FOR MISS MONTGOMERY

Funeral services for Miss Elsie Marie Montgomery; aged 20, who died at the family residence in Mildred Saturday noon, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Mildred Baptist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Howard Ford. She was a graduate of Mildred High school.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Montgomery, Mildred; three brothers, Wm. E. Montgomery, Midway Islands; J. C. and Bobbie Montgomery, both of Mildred; two sisters, Misses Verna and Helen Montgomery, both of Mildred; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Webster, Mildred, and Mrs. T. C. Montgomery, Illinois and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Russell, D. A. Turner, A. Z. Choate, M. Sidman, W. J. Burnham and W. T. Rogers.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Lon Roger Vaught
B&D Feb 6, 1942

Rites Saturday For Infant With Burial At Eureka

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Vaught, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Eureka, where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the services.

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William Henry Albritton
Apr 1, 1859 - Feb 23, 1942

W. H. Albritton Buried At Bazette

KERENS, Feb. 22.—Funeral services for W. H. Albritton, aged 82 years, who died Monday in a Palestine hospital, were held Tuesday afternoon with burial at the Bazette cemetery. The Rev. Chester Guinn, Baptist minister of Van Buren, Ark., a grandson, conducted the rites.

Surviving are three daughters, and four sons.

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Ida L. (Parrish) Hall
Jul 1873 - May 12, 1942

NEW YORK CITY WOMAN BE BURIED BAZETTE THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Parrish Hall, aged 69 years, who died in New York City Monday, will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in the Bazette cemetery. Leroy Brownlow, minister of the Church of Christ, will officiate.

Mrs. Hall was a native of Navarro county but had resided in New York for the past 18 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Victoria Harlow and Miss Opal Hall, both of New York; a sister, Mrs. J. E. Black, Plainview; a brother, Ross Parrish, El Paso and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. O. Burke, J. H. Burke, Fred Rawlinson, Mack Warren, Ernest Breithaupt and Fred Wilson.

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Abram Chambers Hall
Feb 27, 1973 - Dec 22, 1942

A. C. Hall

Former Kerens Man Dead in Houston

KERENS, Dec. 26.—Funeral services for A. C. Hall, formerly of Kerens, who died in Houston Tuesday, were held at the Bazette cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are two brothers and other relatives including an uncle, L. C. Vernon of Kerens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun -Sat., Dec 26, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ida L. (Parrish) Hall married Dec. 17, 1893; s/o Col. M. E. Hall & Mary Elizabeth (Vernon) Hall-Joplin-Hall (Mary is buried in Prairie Point)

Vaida C. Colvin
Oct 20, 1902 - Apr 20, 1942

MISS VAIDA COLVIN DIED AT ENNIS; BE BURIED AT BAZETTE

Miss Vaida Colvin, aged 30 years, died at Ennis Monday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Bazette Baptist church. Burial will be in the Bazette cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens.

Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. J. H. Nelson, Overton; Mrs. Walker Poe, Kerens; Mrs. John Deskin, Dallas; Miss Littie Colvin, Ennis; Mrs. Mayme Raines, Sulphur, Okla.; and Mrs. Bertha Connell, Los Angeles; six brothers, S. M. Colvin, Kerens; J. S. and T. A. Colvin, both of Ennis; J. F. and W. F. Colvin, both of Gatesville and H. B. Colvin, Arcoma, Okla., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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May Marguerite Rhodes
Feb 22, 1926 - Jan 14, 1942

MARGARITE RHODES BURIED AT BAZETTE THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Miss Margarite Rhodes, aged 16 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital, Wednesday night.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Rhodes; four sisters, Misses Billie Jean, Betty Ann, Mary Alice and Edith Fay, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Gullett, Johnnie Griffin, Rudolph Gonton, Claude Morrison, Jake Cook and Claude Bailey.

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Henry Grady Rhodes
Jan 16, 1899 - Dec 26, 1961

Grady Rhodes Dies Tuesday

Grady Rhodes, native Texan who moved into a new residence here Tuesday, died in his home at 2816 West Fifth avenue Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 62.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Vernon Sydow, pastor, Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Bert Gillis, minister, First Methodist Church, Kerens. Interment will be in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

An oil field worker, Mr. Rhodes was born in Mart, Jan. 26, 1899.

Survivors other than his widow of Corsicana, are five daughters, Mrs. J. H. Gilmore, Dallas; Mrs. L. R. Hart, Lewisville; Mrs. D. M. Meador, Corsicana; Mrs. T. E. Waller, Dallas, and Miss Carol Rhodes, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. T. E. Hanes, Tipton, Calif., and Mrs. Emma Cornwall, Beaumont; two brothers, J. C. Rhodes, Corsicana, and D. O. Rhodes, San Juan, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. C. Dillard, L. C. Cook, George Webb, T. P. Penny, Robert Robinson and Charles Wayne Brown.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 27, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Naoma Irene (Caldwell) Rhodes-Griffin married Jan 1, 1924; s/o Walter Jackson “Jack” Rhodes & Nina Cephronia (White) Rhodes buried in Dresden cemetery

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Grady Rhodes Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Grady Rhodes were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

Officiating were Rev. Vernon Sydow, pastor, Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Bert Gillis, minister, First Methodist church, Kerens.

A native of Mart, Mr. Rhodes, 62, died in his home here of a heart attack. He was an oil field worker.

Survivors other than his widow of Corsicana, are five daughters, Mrs. J. H. Gilmore, Dallas; Mrs. L. R. Hart, Lewisville; Mrs. D. M. Meador, Corsicana; Mrs. T. E. Waller, Dallas, and Miss Carol Rhodes, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. T. E. Hanes, Tipton, Calif., and Mrs. Emma Cornwall, Beaumont; two brothers, J. C. Rhodes, Corsicana, and D. O. Rhodes, San Juan, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. C. Dillard, L. C. Cook, George Webb, T. P. Penny, Robert Robinson and Charles Wayne Brown.

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Julius Julian "Bud" Kelt, Jr.
Oct 6, 1926 - July 21, 1989

Julius J. ("Bud") Kelt, 62, of Corsicana died Friday, July 21, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services were 4 p.m. Sunday at the New Chatfield Cemetery. James Cummins and Mike Gage officiated. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 6, 1926 in Chatfield. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1953. He served in the Marines for four years. He was a retired engineer for NASA, a cattle rancher at Chatfield and had served on the Navarro County Livestock Committee for seven years.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Kelt of Corsicana; two sons, Jerald W. Kelt of Portland, Ore. and Scott P. Bell of Palm Bay, Fla.; three daughters, Genie Campbell of New Market, Ala., Julia Burton of untsville, ala.; Cynthia Arthur of Melbourne, Fla.; eight grandchildren and two sisters, Joe Phillips of Chandler and Mrs. Weldell Whitfield of Dallas.

Notes:

  • h/o Pat Kelt; s/o Jules Julian Kelt, Sr. & Lela Sarah (Garner) Kelt
    Julius Julian "Bud" Kelt, Jr.
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. Corsicana Library
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 24, 1989
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William Otto “Billy” Smith
Aug. 18, 1927 - Mar. 5, 2013

William "Billy" Otto Smith, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence in Abilene, Texas. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, in Drummond Cemetery in View, TX with Rev. Burt Williams officiating under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene. Honorary pallbearers and escorts will be the Patriot Guard. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Born on August 18, 1927 in Bay City, Texas, Billy left his earthly residence on March 5, 2013 bound for his eternal home in Glory.

Billy was the youngest of seven children born to Fred Maynard Smith and Reva Fisher Smith. Billy became a ward of the State of Texas during the Great Depression and resided at the State Orphanage in Corsicana, Texas where he attended school and also met his lifelong best friend and loving wife, Glenda M. Pruett. Billy and Glenda were married on January 19, 1945 in Dallas, TX.

Upon graduation, Billy enlisted in the United States Army. He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. After his discharge Billy spent most of his working life in the transportation industry eventually owning his own business until his retirement. Billy loved his work and the independent lifestyle. More than that he loved the many people he worked with, considering them his extended family.

Billy enjoyed all things mechanical and continued this hobby until his later years. Fishing, sports and activities involving his family, brought him great joy as well. His real passion was his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Dad was very private about his works, but they were many. He never met a stranger and was very generous with his time and resources, his personal calling. He loved the Lord and continually prayed that he have a heart for service. He loved his family and raised them in that faith.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of sixty-four years; his two sisters; and his four brothers.

He leaves behind two daughters, Cheri Carter and her husband, Dean, and Starla Smith; one son, Joe Smith; his "adopted" daughter, Debbie Marshall; one granddaughter, Janae Falkner and her husband, Kyle; and one great-grandson, Knox Falkner all of Abilene. Billy was a devoted animal lover, particularly his small herd of Labs; Luther, Emmie, KoKo, Pearl, and Luke. His furry extended family; Toots, Pippin, and Sassy were equally at home by his side or in his lap.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Joseph Crumbliss and his wonderful staff for the excellent care over the years. The family would also like to thank all the staff and volunteers of Hospice of the Big Country for your love and support and the wonderful "Heavenly" environment you created for Billy and his family. We are blessed!

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Drummond Cemetery - Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
  • State Home grad 1941
  • h/o Glenda Myrtle (Pruett) Smith married Jan 19, 1945; s/o Fred Maynard Smith and Reva (Fisher) Smith

Willis/Willie P. Pierce
Feb 14, 1873 - Sep 9, 1942

W. B. PIERCE OF KERENS DIED HERE SATURDAY MORNING

W. B. Pierce, aged 66 years, of Kerens, died Saturday morning at the P. and S. Hospital.

Funeral services are tentatively scheduled to be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Richland with interment in the Richland cemetery.

He had resided in Kerens for the past several years, and is survived by a number of relatives there.

Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens is handling arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep. 19, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Maggie (Woodruff) Pierce married Dec. 16, 1905 Galveston, Tx. s/o Jessie Pierce and Sally (Bugg) Pierce per death certificate (listed Willis P. Pierce on draft card-1920 census Willie)

Thomas Edward Brown
Apr 8, 1916 - Jun 30, 1942

LIEUT. T. E. BROWN BURIED AT RICHLAND FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1st Lieut. Thomas E. Brown, Jr., aged 26 years, former resident of Richland, died at Fort Benning, Ga., Tuesday after a short illness.

Funeral services were held from the Richland Methodist church Friday afternoon with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Louis E. Tucker, pastor of the church. A military service was conducted at the grave by the Corsicana American Legion.

Lt. Brown had been in the National Guard and the U. S. Army for the past seven years.

Surviving are his father, Thomas E. Brown, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Vernell Armstrong, Fort Worth; grandmother Mrs. Alice Brown, Fort Worth; an uncle, W. H. Brown, Richland, and other relatives.

Corley was in charge.

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Alice (Jones) Brown
Jul 3, 1863 - Jan 9, 1957

Mrs. Alice Brown Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Brown, 93, former Navarro county resident, who died in Fort Worth Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Jones.

Surviving are two sons, W. H. Brown, Richland, and Tom Brown, Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Don Armintrout, Fort Worth; five grandchildren and four great grand children.

Pallbearers were J. W. Cunningham, D. V. Carter, Bill Floyd, A. Neal Brown, Jr.; D. K. Abbe, W. E. Bounds and E. S. Allen.

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Katherine (UNKNOWN) Brown
Mar 9, 1897 - Feb 24, 1977

Mrs. Brown

Funeral services are pending at Corley-Porter Funeral Home in Mexia for Mrs. Tom (Kathryne) L. Brown, 78, a former resident of Navarro County, who died Thursday in Corpus Christi.

Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband and a number of other relatives.

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David Robert Gallup
July 23, 1947 - May 20, 2019

David R. Gallup, 71, of Kerens passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at his residence.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donald Kyle officiating.

Notes:

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David Robert Gallup, age 71, of Kerens went home to be with the Lord in the early morning on Monday, May 20, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Marion Sidney Gallup and Zora Lometa Smith.

David was the hardest working man and worked for 25 years at Tyco Simplex Grinnell. He loved his job and had the strongest of work ethics. He cared for his fellow workers like they were family and loved sharing his stories about work with his family when he got home each evening.

He enjoyed spending every possible moment with his family. He adored his grandchildren. Whenever he had time he would watch old westerns on the television and every so often enjoy a football game. David had a great sense of humor and had the ability to make everyone laugh. His big hearty laugh was enjoyed by all who knew him. He loved to joke and tease people and underneath his hearty laugh was a sensitive and compassionate man. Whenever there was music playing in the house Tina and David would dance for hours and they danced like they had been together forever. He was a loving husband, father, special brother and friend.

David was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Royce Gallup, his sister, Linda Gail Scott and brother-in-law Jerry Scott.

He is survived by his wife Tina Gallup of Kerens; his children, Phyllis Burke and husband, Jeff of Mabank, David Scott Gallup of Kerens, Tara Kellie Gallup of Kerens and Anthony Kyle Gallup of Kerens; his grandchildren A.J. and Chloe Gallup, Shelbie and Kaitlyn Gallup and Jeremy Burke, and one great-grandchild. David is also survived by his step-children; Gaylynn Perez of Houston, Jake Kelsey of Illinois, Jamie Giesel of Colorado and numerous step-grandchildren. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his sister Debbie Pruitt and husband Jerry of Seymour, Texas.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Donald Kyle officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Anderson, Randy Anderson, Scott Anderson, Steve Anderson, Carl Soule and Thomas DeLeon. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Arwine Cemetery in Euless, Texas.

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