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James L. Smith
Jan 19, 1883 - Feb 14, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. L. SMITH MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for James L. Smith, age 69 years, who died here Saturday night, were held from the Missionary Baptist Church Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Smith was a native of Navarro county, having been born at Pursley.

Surviving are a son, Vernon Smith, Shreveport, La.; a sister Mrs. Gertie Wilson, Waco; a brother, George T. Smith, San Angelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. E. Stover, Elmo Hollingsworth, W. A. Griffin, Jack Kent, G. C. Riker and Earl McGraw.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 15, 1
  • s/o Joseph T. “Joe” Smith & Ammie Orthea Emaline (Wilson) Franklin-Smith buried Ward Cemetery

Mary Elizabeth (Young) Oden
May 13, 1866 - Jun 21, 1943

MRS. M. F. ODEN DIED IN OKLAHOMA; RITES HERE THURSDAY

Mrs. M. Forney Oden died at her home in Chickasha, Okla., Monday. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Oden lived in Corsicana many years before moving to Oklahoma to make their home.

Surviving are her husband, Chickasha; two sons, Clyde and Dick Oden, Albuquerque, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Barney Jones, Corsicana and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. M. F. ODEN THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. M. F. Oden, who died at her home in Muskogee, Okla., Monday will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel Thursday morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bomfalk will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, a sister and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy Love, George Baum, E. W. Robinson, N. Suttle Roberts, Herbert Gribble, Seth Story, James Doolin and Art Martin.

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Martin Forney Oden
Nov 5, 1860 - Jun 23, 1948

Odon Rites Slated Saturday Morning

Funeral rites for W. F. Odon, aged 86 years, former Corsicanan, who died in Muskogee, Okla., on Wednesday, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor, of the Central Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Dick Oden, Albuquerque, N. M.; a grandson; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Barney Jones, and a niece Miss Lillian Jones both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be George Baum, Mayor Hubert T. Braselton, H. G. Gribble, Roy Love, Perry McCammon and N. Suttle Roberts.

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Robert Albert Mooneyhan
Nov 30, 1943 - Dec 2, 1943

Funeral Services Friday Afternoon For Fort Worth Baby

Funeral services for Ronald Albert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Mooneyhan, Fort Worth, were held from the Corley chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Durwood Geddie conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Barbara Ruth Mooneyhan, Fort Worth; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mooneyhan, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. C. M. Peabody, Finley, Ohio, and other relatives.

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Mary Ann (Hunter) Hamilton
Mar 30, 1848 - Jul 19, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES LATE TUESDAY FOR MRS. N. S. HAMILTON

Funeral services for Mrs. N. S. Hamilton, aged 85 years, who died at her home here Monday night, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the services and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hamilton had lived in Navarro county and Corsicana practically all of her life. She was prominent in church and social circles for years and took an active part in civic affairs until the infirmities of old age forced her retirement.

Surviving are three sons, Judge Dexter Hamilton, Dallas; Judge Robert H. Hamilton, Port Lavaca; James Hamilton, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Nannie Foster, Mena, Ark.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be O. L. Albritton, Luther A. Johnson, W. P. McCammon, A. G. Elliott, Johnny Noble, Porter Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Benjamin R. Rich
Oct 5, 1862 - Aug 8, 1943

B. S. RICH DIED SUNDAY; RITES ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for B. S. Rich, age 80 years, who died here Sunday will be held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Rich had been a resident of Corsicana and Navarro county about 75 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. D. Barnaby, Corsicana; a brother, N. R. Rich, Houston; two grandchildren, a number of nephews and nieces, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy Bunch, Jimmy Andrews, Dee Poindexter, Leamon Vandygriff, John Nutt and T. J. Walton.

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B. S. Rich Buried In Oakwood cemetery Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for B. S. Rich, age 80 years, who died Sunday morning were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. A. A. Peacock officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, a brother, two grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 10, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary “Mollie” (Barnaby) Redden-Rich married Nov 18, 1894; s/o Isaac Rich & Harriett (DePass) Rich buried in Hebrew cemetery

William T. Parker, Sr.
Jun 11, 1858 - May 13, 1943

W. T. PARKER DIED THURSDAY MORNING; FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

LONG-TIME CORSICANA RESIDENT IN POLITICS AND BUSINESS

W. T. Parker, aged 85 years, died at his home, 1032 West Sixth avenue Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the services. Interment will be in Oakwood.

A native of Illinois, Mr. Parker had been a resident of Corsicana 42 years. During that time he engaged in a number of business enterprises, but devoted most of his time to dealing in real estate.

He was a prominent Odd Fellow, being a member of every branch of the organization here. He was a trustee in the order at the time of his death and had held a number of offices in the organization. He also took an active part in politics and was Democratic county chairman for a number of years.

Surviving are six sons, Hood Parker, Fort Worth; Richard Parker, Corsicana; W. T. Parker, Fort Worth; J. Snead Parker, Phoenix, Ariz.; W. O. Parker, Port Arthur; T. E. Parker, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. S. E. McKay, Fort Worth; Mrs. Louise Hodges, Wharton; Mrs. Dan Estes, Houston; Mrs. Will Greathouse, Brazoria; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Odd Fellows will have charge of the services at the grave and pallbearers will be Odd Fellows.

All Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the IOOF Hall Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock to attend the funeral of W. T. Parker.—L. F. FLYNN, secretary.

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Rites Held Friday For W. T. Parker, Long-Time Resident

Funeral services for W. T. Parker, age 85 years, who died at his home here Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Odd Fellows had charge at the grave.

Surviving are six sons, four daughters, and other relatives.

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Mary Florence (Smith) Parker
Jul 29, 1874 - Jan 15, 1943

MRS. W. T. PARKER DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; RITES ON SUNDAY

Mrs. W. T. Parker, age 68 years, died at her home here Friday night. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Parker had been a resident of Corsicana for 43 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three sons, Richard Parker, Corsicana; Hood Parker, Ft. Worth; W. T. Parker, Jr., Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Claud McKay, Fort Worth; Mrs. Dan Estes, Houston; Mrs. Frank Hodges, Whorton; Mrs. Will Greathouse, Brazoria; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Teague, Slaton; Mrs. Annie Bradley, Houston; two brothers, Leslie Smith, Dallas; John Smith, Bedias; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. F. Montfort, Billy Chaffee, Johnny Noble, Dr. J. Wilson David, Albert Fullerton, L. F. Flynn, L. O. Larrison. Honorary pallbearers will be the friends of the family.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. W. T. PARKER SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Parker, age 68 years, who died at her home here Friday night were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, four daughters, two sisters, two brothers, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Parker had been a resident of Corsicana 42 years.

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William Alexander Dobbin
May 3, 1872 - Dec 6, 1943

WILLIAM A. DOBBIN DIED IN EL PASO; TO BE BURIED HERE

William A. Dobbin, age 71 years, died Monday night at the home of his sister, Miss Emily Dobbin in El Paso. The body will be returned here for burial and is expected to arrive Wednesday and funeral services will probably be held Thursday.

Dobbin had been a resident of Navarro county for many years. He was a farmer and resided in the Zion’s Rest community. For a number of years he was one of the leaders in the Zions Rest Methodist church, now the North Corsicana Methodist church. He was visiting his sister and his son in El Paso at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. William A. Dobbin, Zions Rest; two sons, Virgil Dobbin, Dallas; Ashley Dobbin, El Paso; a sister Miss Emily Dobbin, El Paso and one grandchild and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Rites Thursday for W. A. Dobbin; Burial Oakwood cemetery.

Funeral services for W. A. Dobbin, age 71 years, who died Monday night while visiting relatives in El Paso, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church. Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, a sister, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. A. DOBBIN ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for W. A. Dobbin, age 71 years, longtime resident of Navarro county, who died at El Paso Monday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church. Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor, conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, a sister, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Mattie Ira (Bingham) Dobbin
Apr 9, 1882 - Aug 20, 1966

Mrs. Dobbin Rites Monday

Mrs. Ira Dobbin, 82, formerly of Corsicana, died in Arlington Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Wesley Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor, assisted by Rev. Robert Ridley.

Surviving are two sons, Virgil Dobbin, Dallas, and Asley Dobbin, El Paso; three grandchildren, a brother, D. B. Bingham, Eldorado, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. C. R. Steely, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jeff Harwell, Ray Goldesberry, Neal Crawford, Hugh Fullerton, Jr.; Graham Dickson and Lewis Mathison.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 22, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Alexander Dobbin married Dec 20, 1904; d/o William Thomas Bingham & Mary Isabella (Ashley) Bingham

Claude Vernon Breithaupt, Sr.
Feb 8, 1888 - Sep 4, 1951

C. V. Breithaupt Expires Tuesday Of Heart Attack

Claude Vernon Breithaupt, 63, well-known Black Hills farmer, died of a heart attack at the family home Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services are planned from the Corley Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church.

Breithaupt left his cotton field about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for the house, and cotton pickers saw him sitting in a chair in the house and notified a brother, Atma Breithaupt, who discovered the body about 8 p.m., relatives said. A heart attack while asleep was ascribed as the cause of death. Members of the family were out of town Tuesday afternoon.

Born February 8, 1888, at Powell, Breithaupt was married to Miss Posey Spruill at Powell 40 years ago. The family had resided in the Black Hills community 38 years.

Breithaupt had served as trustee of the Emhouse school district for 33 years.

Surviving are his wife of Black Hills, two daughters, Mrs. H. H. Tatum, Tulsa, and Mrs. H. A. Frey, Corsicana; two sons, C. V. Breithaupt, Jr., San Antonio, and Chief Petty Officer Joe J. Breithaupt, U. S. Navy, Fort Blakeley, Wash.; seven grandchildren, four brothers, Clarence, Atma and Allen Breithaupt, all of Corsicana and Ernest Breithaupt, Mabank; two sisters, Mrs. A. W. King, Corsicana, and Mrs. Andrew Johnston, Orange, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joe Dunton, Homer Reams, Guy Poarch, Charlie Watkins, Jack Megarity, Walter Hamilton, Ernest Butler and Frank McCuiston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 5, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Posey Tabitha (Spruill) Breithaupt married Nov 9, 1910; s/o Henry Jefferson Breithaupt & Martha Alice (Vernon) Breithaupt buried in Prairie Point cemetery

David Bruce Breithaupt
Feb 28, 1949 - Jan 6, 2011

David Bruce Breithaupt, age 61, of Dallas, Texas passed away on January 6, 2011. He was born in Corsicana, Texas to Joe Jefferson and Andrea Jean (McCallum) Breithaupt. David loved life and people. He was a man after God's own heart. David was passionate about computers and anything to do with them. He was a man of mercy and unconditional love. David married the love of his life of 34 years.

David is survived by his wife: Koral Breithaupt; daughter: Rachel Janczlik; grandchildren: Sydney, Jade, Tara; mother: Jean Small; brothers: William Breithaupt and Steve Breithaupt.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News on Jan. 12, 2011
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • h/o Koral Kathereen (Klemmer) Breithaupt; s/o Joe Jefferson Breithaupt & Andrea Jean (McCallum) Breithaupt-Small

James Atma Breithaupt, Sr.
Dec 18, 1895 - Nov 2, 1977

J. A. Breithaupt

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for James Atma Breithaupt, 81, resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Kenneth C. Haley will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Kerens, a lifelong resident of Navarro County, a farmer, and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, a son, J. A. Breithaupt, Jr. of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Leonard of Corsicana and Mrs. David M. Bowden of Dallas, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Andrew Johnston of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Jerry Roe, Hoyt Moore, Ed M. Polk, L. P. Forsythe, Thelbert Percival, and Harry Clowe.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov 2, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Dahlia (Barnett) Breithaupt married Nov 15, 1916; s/o Henry Jefferson Breithaupt & Martha Alice (Vernon) Breithaupt buried in Prairie Point cemetery

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J. A. Breithaupt

Services were to be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for James Atma Breithaupt, 81, resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Kenneth C. Haley was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Powell, a life-long resident of Navarro County, a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

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Joe Jefferson Breithaupt
Dec 16, 1921 - May 28, 1974

J. J. Breithaupt

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Dallas at the John Calvin Presbyterian Church for Joe J. Breithaupt, 52, Navarro County native who died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital. The Rev. F. K. Mullendore will officiate.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery here with the Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian Church, officiating. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will include C. W. Skelton, Jack Burgen, Theron Lehr, Marcus North, James Gardner, Thad Hancock, Leonard Donaho and Sam Dyer,

A long-time employe of Texas Instruments in Dallas and veteran of Naval service in World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was recipient of the Navarro College “Outstanding Ex-Student Award” in 1963,

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Posey Breithaupt of Corsicana; his widow and three sons of Dallas; three sisters and one brother, C. V. (Pete) Breithaupt of Corsicana.

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James M. Gordon
May 20, 1852 - Oct 19, 1943

J. M. GORDON DIED TUESDAY; BURIAL TO BE ON THURSDAY

J. M. Gordon, age 91 years, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church with Revs. E. F. Bohmfalk and H. J. Ellis conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Gordon came to Corsicana when a young man and had resided here ever since. He was active in church and business circles many years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, James Gordon, Corsicana; Corp. Edwin Gordon, Camp Brackenridge, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Hallie Hampton, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank Lemon, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. George T. Jester, Corsicana; a brother, Reuben Gordon, New Orleans, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. E. H. Newton, Ed McIver, O. E. Hyndman, A. B. Douglas, E. E. Sabers, Pat McKie, A. G. Elliott, Capt. Louis Wolens and J. H. Gibson.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. M. GORDON ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. M. Gordon, age 91 years, who died at his home here Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church with Revs. E. F. Bohmfalk and H. J. Ellis conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for many years he was active in business and church circles until a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, two daughters, a sister, a brother and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Lucille (Orange) Finley
Sep 29, 1908 – Jun 30, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. E. L. FINLEY THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.

Mrs. E. L. Finley, age 36 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night following a long illness. Funeral services were planned for 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with Rev. L. Meador conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two daughters, Barbara Jane and Joyce Finley, Corsicana; a son, Emmett Joe Finley, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Amilee Orange, Dallas; stepmother, Mrs. Minnie Orange, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. E. Kirk, J. L. McCollum, Burns Wooten, N. W. Shelton, E. T. Slate and Roy Odom.

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Kate Riggs
abt 1882 - Apr 10, 1943

MRS. T. O. RIGGS DIED SATURDAY; BE BURIED ON SUNDAY

Mrs. T. O. Riggs, age 62 years, died early Saturday morning at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock form the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. D. R. McCauley will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a sister, Mrs. Susie Nolan, Victoria; a brother, Robert Harwood, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. P. Roscoe, T. H. Sanford, John Stockard, P. Holloway, J. E. Erwin and Roy Dacus.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr 10, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (death certificate says d/o J. O Roe but her brother’s name is Harwood- I’m unable to find anything on T. O. Riggs or Susie Nolan )

Thomas David Riggs
Jan 1, 1890 - Oct 1, 1952

Rites Thursday For T. D. Riggs

T. D. Riggs, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at his home, 610 North 15th St., at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. he was 62.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Corley Chapel, with Minister Claud Holcomb of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Riggs is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. T. E. Riggs of Corsicana; two brothers, C. E. Riggs of Eureka and John M. Riggs of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Will Clover, Bremond; Mrs. Katie Nettles, Huntsville; and Mrs. Mattie Crabb of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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William Travis McCarter, Jr.
B&D Feb 25, 1943

Rites for Infant On Friday Morning

Funeral services for W. T. McCarter, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McCarter, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon, were held at Oakwood cemetery at 11:30 Friday morning where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Lorene McCarter, Houston; grandfather, Clint Sloan, Corsicana.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Susanna “Susie” (Hardy) Bowles-Scoville-West
Dec 30, 1855 - Jul 6, 1924

MRS. C. S. WEST DIED IN SHREVEPORT, LA. SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Susie Hardy West, widow of the late C. S. West, and for many years one of Corsicana’s most influential and best known women, died in Shreveport, La., yesterday afternoon at 7 o’clock where she was on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Scott Wilkinson.

The remains will be brought here and the funeral will be held from the train which will arrive over the H. and T. C. at 10:50 Tuesday morning, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Following are the pallbearers: Ed M. Polk, Arthur Elliott, Judge J. M. Blanding, H. Iversen, Dr. R. N. Holloway, T. E. Cranfill, F. A Elliott; and J. D. Ambrose.

The deceased is survived by three children, Mrs. Marion Church, Dallas; Mrs. Scott Wilkinson, Shreveport; Hardy Bowles of New York, her mother, Mrs. C. M. Hardy, a sister, Miss Hattie Greenwood Hardy, and two brothers, Col Wash Hardy of Shreveport, La., and Dock Hardy of Waco. The deceased was a cousin of Hon. Rufus Hardy.

The deceased grew to young womanhood in Bryan, but had made her home in Corsicana for many years, and only moved to Dallas some two years ago. Mrs. West was a woman of fine character and bright mind, and will be sadly missed by a large circle of friends, all of whom sympathize with those near to her in the great loss they have sustained.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 7, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband W. G. Bowles married Dec. 30, 1875 2nd husband C. H. Scoville married Oct. 5, 1886 3rd husband Charles Stuart/Stewart West married Sep. 5, 1893; d/o Henderson Hardy & Margaret Capernia (Greenwood) Hardy

Robert Emmett Watson
Dec 25, 1875 - May 29, 1943

ROBERT E. WATSON DIED IN FORT WORTH; BURIAL HERE TUESDAY

Funeral services for Robert E. Watson, who died at his home in Fort Worth Sunday, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk will conduct the services and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Georgia, he was reared in Barry and had been a resident of Fort Worth for the past 40 years. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Watson.

Surviving are his wife, Fort Worth; six brothers, A. T., B. B., W. M., and C. E. Watson, all of Barry; J. M. and H. G. Watson, Dallas, a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.

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RITES TUESDAY FOR ROBERT E. WATSON WHO DIED FT. WORTH

Funeral services for Robert E. Watson, who died in Fort Worth Sunday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Fort Worth; six brothers, a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Floyd Pool, James Edwin Watson, Raymond Worsham, Clyde Watson, Elisha Watson and Ernest Watson.

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Dora Bell (Raney) Patterson
Dec 8, 1875 - Oct 28, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON MRS. M. B. PATTERSON

Mrs. M. B. Patterson, age 68 years, died at her home in the Zion’s Rest community early Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the North Side Baptist church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, M. B. Patterson, Corsicana; two sons, Millard Patterson and L. D. Patterson, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Iva McDonald, Corsicana; Miss Nora Patterson, Corsicana; three brothers, R. F. Holland, Corsicana; L. W. Holland, Corsicana; A. G. Raney, Wichita Falls, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 28, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Alabama census says d/o Louisa Rainey-brother Aaron Rainey, sister Frances Rainey) (brother Ransom Filmore Holland is son of James Briggs Holland , Death certificate says Elizabeth Rainey ) (Aaron is listed on list as Aaron Garbrough Rainey, his death certificate and obit say Aaron Grobar Raney s/o Jim Raney)

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Friday Afternoon Rites Were Held for Mrs. M. B. Patterson

Funeral services for Mrs. M. B. Patterson, age 68 years, who died at her home in Zions Rest Thursday morning, were held from the Northside Baptist church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, two daughters, three brothers, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ransom Filmore ”Rance” Holland
Oct 20, 1879 - Mar 10, 1972

R. F. Holland, 92, of 2319 W. 3rd Avenue, died Friday night in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral is set for 2 p.m. today in the Emanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. James McKee officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery under direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons, Otho V. Holland of Texas City, Hugh Holland of Brenham, and Wayne Holland of St. Paul, Minn.; three daughters, Ann Holland and Lucille Holland, both of Corsicana, and Ruth Holland of Dallas; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Paul Baggett, Norman Gilchrist, Joe Baumgartner, D. L. Simmons, Harold Scott, Otis Atkeisson, T. C. Baggett and Jessie Richards.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar 12, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Margaret Dora (Hodges) Holland 2nd wife Vera Kate (Ingram) Holland; s/o James Bridges Holland & Elizabeth (UNKNOWN) Rainey/Raney-Holland per death certificate (his half-siblings are Dora Bell (Rainey) Patterson, Aaron G. Rainey/Raney- they are on the census in Alabama with mother Louisa Rainey)

Aaron Grobar/Gabrough Raney
Nov 15, 1870 - Apr 11, 1963

Aaron G. Raney Dies Thursday

Aaron G. Raney, 92, retired farmer, died in Houston Thursday.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. I. McIlvain, assisted by Rev. C. C. Capps, both of Houston.

A native of Alabama he resided in Navarro and Ellis counties for about 45 years.

Surviving are three sons, Argie Raney, Ennis; Glenn Raney, Ferris, and Grover Raney, Richland; four daughters, Mrs. N. M. Shelton, Houston; Mrs. Helen Prewitt, Dallas; Mrs. J. D. Stovall, Georgetown and Mrs. W. R. Stovall, Dallas; two brothers, R. F. Holland and Web Holland, both of Corsicana; 45 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Saturday Rites For A. G. Raney

Funeral services for Aron G. Raney, 92, retired farmer were held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. I. Mcllvain, assisted by Rev. C. C. Capps, both of Houston.

Raney, a native of Alabama died in Houston Thursday. He had made his home in Ellis and Navarro counties for 45 years.

Surviving are three sons, Argie Raney, Ennis; Glenn Raney, Ferris, and Grover Raney, Richland; four daughters, Mrs. N. M. Shelton, Houston; Mrs. Helen Prewitt, Dallas; Mrs. J. D. Stovall, Georgetown and Mrs. W. R. Stovall, Dallas; two brothers, R. F. Holland and Web Holland, both of Corsicana; 45 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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James Stephenson Frazier
Jul 17, 1856 - Oct 9, 1943

J. S. FRAZIER DIED SATURDAY MORNING IN ROANE COMMUNITY

J. S. Frazier, age 87 years, died at his home in the Roane community, Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Revs. Jack Goff and J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Georgia Frazier came to Roane many years ago and had been a resident of that community since that time. He was a prominent landowner and farmer in that community.

Surviving are two sons, J. C. Frazier, Roane; A. V. Frazier, Roane; five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Bragg, Roane; Mrs. R. A. Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. H. D. Bentley, Lubbock; Mrs. W. L. Jones, Freer; Mrs. H. H. Fluker, Roane; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Estes, Sam Butler, Dick Bush, W. E. Slaughter, R. O. Flowers and Fred Slate.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR J. S. FRAZIER OF ROANE COMMUNITY

Funeral services for J. S. Frazier, age 87 years, who died at his home in the Roane community Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Revs. Jack Goff and J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Georgia, Frazier came to Roane many years ago and had been a resident of the community since that time. He was a prominent landowner and farmer in that community.

Surviving are two sons, J. C. Frazier, Roane; A. V. Frazier, Roane; five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Bragg, Roane; Mrs. R. A. Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. H. D. Bentley, Lubbock; Mrs. W. L. Jones, Freer; Mrs. H. H. Fluker, Roane; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Estes, Sam Butler, Dick Bush, W. E. Slaughter, R. O. Flowers and Fred Slate.

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Hilda Louise Appell
Nov 28, 1943 - Dec 9, 1943

Rites Sunday for Hilda Louise Appell Held in Oakwood

Funeral services for Hilda Louise, 11-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted V. Appell, who died Thursday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery, where interment was made. Rev. Durwood Geddie conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Edgar Lee Gann
Jul 25, 1912 - Oct 3, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES HERE MONDAY FOR FORMER CORSICANAN

Funeral services for E. L. Gann, age 31, who died Saturday night in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home, Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. E. C. Gunner conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Gann was a former resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife and daughter, Janie Lou Gann, Dallas; his mother Mrs. Pauline Wentworth; his father, W. J. Gann, Franklin; three sisters, Mrs. Ben Williams, Tyler; Mrs. W. P. Tally, Corsicana; Mrs. Leroy Tidwell, Purdon and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. L. Molloy, Joe French, Walter Wilson, Everett McKenzie, Clift Humphries and Earl Ray Skipper.

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Pauline Jane (Gann) Gann-Wentworth
May 7, 1895 - Jul 7, 1946

MRS. PAULINE G. WENTWORTH RITES PLANNED TUESDAY

Mrs. Pauline G. Wentworth, aged 51 years, 102 1-2 West Third Avenue, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. O. Gunter.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. P. Tally, Corsicana; Mrs. Ben Williams, Tyler, and Mrs. Ella Tidwell, Pursley; three grandchildren, a brother, Bart Gann, Port Sulphur, La.; three sisters, Mrs. J. S. Bates, Franklin; Mrs. Della Yates, Houston; and Mrs. Allie Frost, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Reed Tally, Claude Tally, Clifton Humphreys, Clyde Gunter, Beauford French and Walter Wilson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 8, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert Lee Gann 2nd husband Victor Emanuel Wentworth; d/o Wyatt Monroe Gann and Gillie Hunter (Parrish) Gann buried in Little Mississippi Cemetery, Franklin, Robertson, Tx.

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FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. PAULINE WENTWORTH

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline G. Wentworth, 51, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. O. Gunter.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. P. Tally, Corsicana; Mrs. Ben Williams, Tyler, and Mrs. Ella Tidwell, Pursley; three grandchildren, a brother, Bart Gann, Port Sulphur, La.; three sisters, Mrs. J. S. Bates, Franklin; Mrs. Della Yates, Houston; and Mrs. Allie Frost, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Reed Tally, Claude Tally, Clifton Humphreys, Clyde Gunter, Beauford French and Walter Wilson.

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Treasure (White) Harris
Aug 23, 1888 - Apr 23, 1943

MRS. ED HARRIS, NATIVE CORSICANAN, DIED EARLY FRIDAY

Mrs. Ed Harris, died at her home 2018 West Fifth Avenue at an early hour Friday morning. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Harris was born and reared in Corsicana. She was the daughter of the late T. C. White, who was said to be the first white child born in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, Edwin Harris, New Guinea; Leldon Harris, Newfoundland; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. McClung and Miss Idyl White, Corsicana; a brother, W. D. White, Corsicana and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ON SATURDAY FOR MRS. ED HARRIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Ed Harris, who died at her home here early Friday morning following a brief illness, were planned from the residence, 2018 West Fifth avenue, Saturday afternoon. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Mrs. Harris was well known here. She was active in church and other civic affairs.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, two sisters, a brother and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Stroud, Hugh Sparks, Johnny Noble, Robert Bates, William Holman, Sam Ellis, Tate Lindsey and Claude McKinney.

Sutherland-McCammon had charge of the arrangements.

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Fannie Virginia (Davidson) Lotspeich
Jan 22, 1873 - Mar 19, 1943

RITES SATURDAY FOR MRS. A. L. LOTSPEICH WHO DIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. A. L. Lotspeich, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died at her home here Friday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, E. M. Lotspeich, Corsicana; A. L. Lotspeich, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. H. C. Goggans, Dallas; Miss Corinne Lotspeich, teacher in the Corsicana public schools; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Kennedy, Alabama; Mrs. John Leeper, Alabama; a brother, J. L. Davidson, Alabama, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr., Wesley Edens, Jr., Ed M. Polk, Jr., Lewin Johnston, Elmer Butler and George Edwards. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Corsicana school board.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Mar 20, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Archie Lee Lotspeich, Sr. married May 2, 1895 Bibb County, Alabama; d/o Col. James Lafayette Davidson & Susan (Powell) Davidson buried in Centreville Memorial Cemetery, Centreville, Bibb county, Alabama

Archie Lee Lotspeich, Sr.
Aug 2, 1870 - Sep 13, 1961

Retired Cotton Buyer Expires

Archie Lotspeich, 81, retired cotton buyer, died at the family residence, West Fifth avenue and North Thirtieth street early Wednesday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Alabama, he came to Corsicana in 1880 and entered the cotton business with his father, the late James. L. Lotspeich, when a young man.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Corinne Lotspeich, Corsicana, and Mrs. Grady Goggans, Dallas; a son, Archie Lotspeich, Dallas; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ed M. Polk, Joe Tate, Johnny Noble, L. N. Johnston, Elmer Butler, Dave Kelton, Bill Elliott and Dr. Wm. T. Shell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 13, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fannie Virginia (Davidson) Lotspeich married May 2, 1895 Bibb County, Alabama; s/o James L. Lotspeich and Margaret E. (Kennedy) Lotspeich

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Thursday Rites Cotton Buyer

Final rites for Archie Lotspeich, 91, retired cotton buyer, who died at his home early Wednesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Corinne Lotspeich, Corsicana, and Mrs. Grady Goggans, Dallas; a son, Archie Lotspeich, Dallas; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed M. Polk, Joe Tate, Johnny Noble, L. N. Johnston, Elmer Butler, Dave Kelton, Bill Elliott and Dr. Wm. T. Shell.

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Robert Ballard Mitchell
Aug 21, 1866 - Jan 2, 1943

R. B. MITCHELL DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; RITES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

R. B. Mitchell, age 77 years, died at his home here Friday night following a long illness. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery and the Masons will have charge at the grave.

A native of Virginia, Mr. Mitchell came to Texas early in life and had resided in Navarro county most of the time since then.

Mr. Mitchell was prominent in business, political, civic, church and fraternal affairs in the county. He held numerous offices in the county and was a leader in Masonic circles for years. He was Past Master of the Frost and Blooming Grove Blue Lodges and was Past High Priest of the Corsicana Chapter. He was also a member of the local Commandery. He was a charter member of Karem Shrine.

Mr. Mitchell was an active member of the First Methodist Church and had served many years on the board of stewards.

Mitchell served as a county official more than 30 years before his retirement in 1941. He was a county commissioner and tax assessor and served in several administrations as deputy sheriff, deputy tax assessor and as deputy assessor and collector of taxes.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Maj. Robert E. Mitchell, Camp Hood; Lieut. Randolph Mitchell, Hawaii; a daughter, Miss Lea Beth Mitchell, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Nannie Murray, Yakima, Wash.; a brother, Thomas Mitchell, Dean Station, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be L. I. Griffin, R. L. Harris, T. A. Farmer, R. S. Mills, W. E. Slaughter, Dr. W. T. Shell and Dock Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the board of stewards of the First Methodist Church and friends of the family.

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Attention Masons.
All Masons are requested to attend a called meeting of the Corsicana Lodge Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Masonic Temple for the purpose of attending the funeral of R. B. Mitchell which will be held at 3 o’clock—T. J. Taylor, Sc.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR R. B. MITCHELL, LONG-TIME RESIDENT

Funeral services for R. B. Mitchell 76 years, who died at his home here Saturday morning following a long illness were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bomfalk. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Masons had charge at the grave.

Long prominent in political, business, civic, church and fraternal circles. Mr. Mitchell was well known over Navarro county. He was Past Patron of the Corsicana Chapter Easter Star.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Maj. Robert E. Mitchell, Camp Hood; Lieut. Randolph Mitchell, Hawaii; Miss Lea Beth, Mitchell, Corsicana, a sister, a brother, and other relatives.

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Gilbert Rudolph Caton
Jul 24, 1910 - Aug 24, 1970

Gilbert Caton Dies Monday

Funeral services are pending at the Corley Chapel for Gilbert Caton, 60, a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Caton a painter by profession and World War II Air Force veteran, is survived by his wife of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Suzanne McCain of Fayetteville, N. C.; two brothers, Thomas Caton, Jr. and Buel Caton of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Brackeen and Mrs. Jeff Williams both of Corsicana.

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Caton Services Set Thursday

Funeral services for Gilbert Caton, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital, will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. J. L. Glaze officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Caton, 60, operated a floor-sanding business here. A. World War II Air Force veteran, he was a member of the Methodist Church.

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Caton Services were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Corley Chapel for Gilbert Caton, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. J. I. Glaze officiated, and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, daughter, two brothers and two sisters.

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Eula Mae (Porterfield) Caton
Jul 6, 1913 - Oct 1, 1974

Mrs. Gilbert Caton

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Gilbert Caton, 61, resident of Corsicana who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Howard White and Claude Holcomb, Church of Christ ministers, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Odie McCain of Corsicana; a grandson, Bert McCain of Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. Robert Porterfield of Corsicana; and a nephew, Dennis Donoho Jr. of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Billy Brackeen, Buddy Caton, J. D. Dowd, Paul Miller, Raymond Gunter and C. F. Dominy.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 2, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Gilbert Rudolph Caton married Jul. 3, 1935; d/o Robert Howard Porterfield & Mattie Estelle (Stovall) Porterfield

Thomas Benjamin “Tom” Caton, Sr.
Jun 1885 - Jan 21, 1970

T. B. Caton Sr. Dies Wednesday

T. B. Caton Sr., 88, retired carpenter, died early Wednesday at his home. He was a Baptist.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by three sons, Buell, Gilbert and T. B. Caton, Jr., all of Corsicana; and two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Webb and Mrs. Helen Brakeen, both of Corsicana.

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Caton Services

Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for T. B. Caton, Sr., 88, retired carpenter with a burial in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. Leroy Brown officiated.

Pallbearers were Lewis Foster, C. J. Green, Frank Roberson, Earl Jones, Charles Lane and Dwayne McGee.

Surviving are two daughters and three sons, all of Corsicana.

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Margaret Fay “Maggie” (Golden) Franks-Clarkston
Aug 28, 1895 - Jul 26, 1948

MRS. M. D. CLARKSTON DIED MONDAY P.M.; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Milas D. Clarkston, aged 52 years, native of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry H. Price, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are her husband, four children, Mrs. Dorothy Dell Cranford, Mrs. Bobbie Boyd, Eugene and Glen Franks, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Mae Joyner, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Jeter, Horace Farmer, M. L. Weems, Frank Chapman, Walker Clarkston and I. N. Boyte.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 27, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Roy William Franks 2nd husband Milas Davison Clarkston buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery; d/o Gilbert “Gillie” Golden & Susie (Moorehead) Golden

Lawrence B. Wheat
Feb 23, 1885 - Dec 27, 1943

LAWRENCE B WHEAT DIED LAST NIGHT IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Lawrence B. Wheat, age 59 years died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Capt. E. Hoyt Smith of the Salvation Army conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, and the following ten children; Mrs. Vera Boss, Mrs. Mae Bland, Martha Ann Wheat, Geneva Wheat, Hazel Ruth Wheat, Virgil Ray Wheat, Walter Eugene Wheat, Alfred Glenn Wheat, all of Corsicana; L. V. Wheat and Marvin Wheat, U. S. Army; one grandchild and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 28, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Johnnie Mae (Carroll) Wheat s/o Valentine Cook Wheat and Elizabeth Louvenia “Lou” (Collins) Wheat buried in Oaklawn cemetery, Mabank, Tx.

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Lawrence B. Wheat Rites on Wednesday; Burial in Oakwood

Funeral services for Lawrence B. Wheat, age 59 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Capt. E. Hoyt Smith of the Salvation Army conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, ten children, one grandchild and other relatives.

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Johnnie Mae (Carroll) Wheat
Feb 23, 1901 - Jan 19, 1970

Rites Slated For Mrs. Wheat

Mrs. Johnnie Mae Wheat, 68, native of Athens, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Salvationist Church (Salvation Army.)

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Capt. Jerry Pendleton, Salvation Army corps commander, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Bruce Hibbits.

She is survived by five sons, Virgil and Alfred Glenn Wheat, both of Corsicana; L. B. Wheat, Little Rock, Ark.; Virgil Wheat, Waco; and Walter Wheat, U. S. Army, Abilene; five daughters, Mrs. May Evelyn Bland, Corsicana; Mrs. Vera Woodard, Dawson; Mrs. Martha Ann Bell, Mrs. Hazel Jayroe and Mrs. Geneva Allmon, all of Dallas; 31 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; one brother, Joel Carroll, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stewart, California, and Mrs. Mazzie Congdon, Irving; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 20, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lawrence B. Wheat d/o John Cleaon Carroll buried in Athens Cemetery, Athens, Tx. & Ella May (Pierce) Carroll buried in Rounsavall Cemetery, Murchison, Tx.

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Wheat Rites

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Johnnie Mae Wheat, 68, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Salvation Army Capt. Jerry Pendleton officiated, assisted by the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt. Surviving re five sons, five daughters, 31 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Marshall McCaslin Jr., Artie McCaslin, Freed Rash, Ralph Putman, Chester Putman and Walter Vernon.

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Walter Franklin "Stinky" Biggar
Aug 29, 1945 - Apr 13, 2019

Walter F. "Stinky" Biggar, 73, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at his residence.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Amanda Grounds officiating.

Notes:

Walter Frank Biggar, known as Stinky by most lived to be 73 years old. He was born on August 29, 1945 in Corsicana to Joseph Biggar and Letha Ingram Biggar.

Stinky was well-known in his home town community of Blooming Grove. He was raised in Blooming Grove his whole life. He started working at a very young age in the cotton gins and hay fields, and did that for over 40 years alongside being a mechanic most of his life.

On March 13, 1974 he married the love of his life, Joyce Mahaley. Together they had 2 daughters; Stephanie and Amanda Biggar and 5 grandchildren. He had a soft spot for his dogs and would take in any strays. He also had a big heart when it came to the community. He was always willing to help a friend in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Joe Biggar.

Stinky is survived by his wife, Joyce, his daughters; Stephanie Biggar Gowan and husband Bill and Amanda Biggar Atkeisson. He has 5 grandchildren; Allyson Biggar, Colton and Caden Gowan, Presley and Preston Atkeisson all of Blooming Grove. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Rose Hill Cemetery Pavilion with Amanda Grounds officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Colton Gowan, Preston Atkeisson, Bill Gowan, Scott McGraw, Lou Lovett and Louis Lovett.

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Brenda Sue (Perry) Johnson
Jan 24, 1927 - May 5, 2019

Brenda Sue Johnson, 72, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Prairie Point Cemetery with Pastor Chad Owens, Sr. officiating.

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Mrs. Brenda Sue Johnson, age 72, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. She was born on January 24, 1947 in Corsicana to Ollie Murry Perry and Lucy Faith Blakely Perry.

She lived all of her life in Corsicana. She was married to Kenneth Darrell Johnson for 38 years. She retired from Russell Stover in Corsicana. She loved sewing and making clothes for her entire family. Brenda was a loving and caring mother and grandmother always putting others first. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and siblings Ollie Perry and Elizabeth Dennis.

Brenda is survived by her children, Kevin Johnson and wife Debbie of Rice and Sherry Dechaume and husband Eugene of Kerens. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Jessie Dechaume and wife Autumn of Malakoff, Bobby Dechaume of Kerens and Samantha Dechaume of Kerens and a step-grandson, Michael Perry of Frisco and great grandson, Hunter Dechaume of Malakoff.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00
A.M at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, Texas with Bro. Chad Owens, Sr. officiating.
 1927 - May 5, 2019

Brenda Sue Johnson, 72, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Prairie Point Cemetery with Pastor Chad Owens, Sr. officiating.

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Mrs. Brenda Sue Johnson, age 72, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. She was born on January 24, 1947 in Corsicana to Ollie Murry Perry and Lucy Faith Blakely Perry.

She lived all of her life in Corsicana. She was married to Kenneth Darrell Johnson for 38 years. She retired from Russell Stover in Corsicana. She loved sewing and making clothes for her entire family. Brenda was a loving and caring mother and grandmother always putting others first. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and siblings Ollie Perry and Elizabeth Dennis.

Brenda is survived by her children, Kevin Johnson and wife Debbie of Rice and Sherry Dechaume and husband Eugene of Kerens. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Jessie Dechaume and wife Autumn of Malakoff, Bobby Dechaume of Kerens and Samantha Dechaume of Kerens and a step-grandson, Michael Perry of Frisco and great grandson, Hunter Dechaume of Malakoff.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00
A.M at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, Texas with Bro. Chad Owens, Sr. officiating.

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Robert Jackson Hodge
Jul 3, 1866 - May 19, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. J. HODGE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for R. J. Hodge, age 76 years who died Wednesday afternoon, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Masons had charge of the service at the grave.

A resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for many years Mr. Hodge was well known. He with R. L. Hamilton, operated a gin at Pinkston several years and he was an extensive land owner.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Guy Hodge, Mission; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Middleton, Pasadena, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wright, Barry; Mrs. Henry Varnell, Barry; Mrs. Fannie Woodley, Quanah; a brother, James Hodge, Amarillo; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 20, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Owner and Operator of Pinkston Gin
  • h/o Pearl Verena (Davis) Hodge; s/o Robert Henry Hodge & Helen (Burns) Hodge

Pearl Verena (Davis) Hodge
Jul 24, 1873 - Feb 4, 1948

MRS. R. J. HODGE DIES WEDNESDAY IN NEW ORLEANS

Mrs. R. J. Hodge, long time resident of Corsicana, died in a New Orleans hospital Wednesday morning. The body will arrive in Corsicana Thursday.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but the services are expected to be held Friday.

Survivors include a son, Guy Hodge, Mission and a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Middleton, Pasadena, Calif., who was with her mother in New Orleans.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERVICES PLANNED FOR MRS. R. J. HODGE

Funeral services for Mrs. R. J. Hodge, long-time resident of Corsicana who died in a New Orleans hospital Wednesday morning will be held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a son, Guy Hodge, Mission, and a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Middleton, Pasadena, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Guy A. Patterson, Glyn Bell, Albert Bell, Claude Williams, Jack Brooks and Walter Beamon.

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Mrs. R. J. Hodge Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. R. J. (Pearl) Hodge, long-time Corsicana resident who died in a New Orleans hospital Wednesday, where held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. the rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a son, Guy Hodge, Mission, and a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Middleton, Pasadena, Calif.

Pallbearers were Guy A. Patterson, Glyn Bell, Albert Bell, Claude Williams, Jack Brooks and Walter Beamon.

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Robert Guy Hodge
Jan 24, 1894 - Jun 20, 1948

GUY HODGE DIES AT MISSION; TO BE BURIED HERE

Guy Hodge, mission business man, former Corsicana and native of Barry, died at his home in Mission Sunday of a heart attack.

Funeral services are slated some time Wednesday here but the hour had not been set early Monday afternoon.

Hodge was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hodge of Navarro county.

Surviving re his wife of Mission; a son, W. R. Hodge, California; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Eppwright; a sister, Mrs. Charles Middleton, California, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICE FOR GUY HODGE TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Guy Hodge, 54, Mission merchant, formerly of Corsicana, who died suddenly of a heart attack will be held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

He was a native of Barry, and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hodge.

Hodge was active in the Mission Rotary Club.

Surviving are his wife of Mission; a son, W. R. Hodge, California; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Eppwright; a siser, Mrs. Charles Middleton, California, and other relatives.

The body arrived in Corsicana Tuesday at noon.

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Ida (Golden) Caton
Aug 22, 1886 - Jan 23, 1943

MRS. TOM CATON DIED ON SATURDAY; RITES ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Tom Caton, age 56 years, died Saturday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood.

Mrs. Caton had been a resident of Corsicana about 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, T. B. Caton, Corsicana; three sons, Buel Caton, Gilbert Caton, and Tom Caton, Jr., all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Webb, Corsicana; Mrs. Woodrow Bracken, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Joyner, Fort Worth; Mrs. Dock Clarkston, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 23, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Benjamin “Tom” Caton, Sr. married Sep 22, 1904; d/o Gilbert G. “Gillie” Golden & Susie (Moorehead) Golden

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FUNERAL SERVCIES FOR MRS. TOM CATON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Caton, aged 56 years, who died early Saturday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Caton had resided in Corsicana since childhood.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Buel, Gilbert and Tom Caton, Jr., two daughters, Mrs. Jeff Webb and Mrs. Woodrow Brackeen, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Joyner, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Dock Clarkston, Corsicana, several grandchildren and other relatives.

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William Joseph "Willie" Shivers, Sr.
Oct 2, 1878 - Jan 20, 1943

WM. J. SHIVERS DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Funeral services for William J. Shivers, age 64 years, who died here Friday night, were held Saturday afternoon from the Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Willie Shivers, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. D. Boone, Corsicana; Mrs. Minnie Lee Brazzell, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Sue Sparkman, Barry; Mrs. Marie Ainsworth, Powell; three brothers, T. P. Shivers, Corsicana; Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Forney; James Shivers, Kemp; two sisters, Mrs. Colen Nolen, Broken Bow, Okla.; Mrs. Julia Ballard, Bedice; seventeen grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Paul Ingle
Nov 2, 1899 - Apr 10, 1943

PAUL INGLE DIED WITH HEART ATTACK DALLAS SATURDAY

Paul Ingle, 43, warehouseman for the Sinclair Oil Company at Dallas for many years, died at his home in Dallas Saturday with a heart attack. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church in Dallas. Burial was made in Oakwood cemetery here.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Ingle, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ingle, Palmer, three sisters, five brothers, and other relatives.

Ingle was the son-in-law of Mrs. J. W. Lawhon of Corsicana.

Sutherland-McCammon directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 12, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Pauline (Lawhon) Ingle married Nov 10, 1928; s/o Robert Andrew Ingle & Thursa A. (Berrier) Ingle buried in Maypearl cemetery, Maypearl, Tx.

James Howard Shivers, Jr.
B&D Oct 21, 1943

Rites for Infant Thursday Afternoon; Died Local Hospital

Funeral services for James Howard Shivers, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shivers, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Shivers, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Talley and other relatives.

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Willie (Rakestraw) Davis
Mar 26, 1868 - Aug 28, 1943

RITES PLANNED FOR MRS. B. LYNN DAVIS FIVE P.M. MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. B. Lynn Davis, aged 76 years, who died at her home here Saturday afternoon, were planned for 3 o’clock Monday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Dr. J. W. Bergin, district superintendent of the Waco Methodist district and former pastor of the First Methodist church here, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Davis was Miss Willie Rakestraw, member of a pioneer Navarro county family, before her marriage. She had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three sons, Lt. Col. Charles J. Davis, U. S. army, Washington, D. C.; David Davis, New York City; Guy Davis, San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Ballard W. George, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. W. Taylor, Tom Tyson, Christopher J. Knox, F. C. Paul, E. W. Robinson, Suttle Roberts, Will Holman, Frank Brock, Finis Seale and Lowry Martin.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 30, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Benjamin Lynn Davis married Nov. 21, 1889; d/o George Anderson Rakestraw & Diana Rebecca (Kirksey) Rakestraw buried in Grape Creek cemetery

Tracy Ivey Smith
Jan. 20, 1892 - May 20, 1943

TRACY SMITH DIED NEAR NOON THURSDAY BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Tracy Smith died at the Navarro Clinic shortly after noon Thursday following an extended illness. Funeral services are planned for Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native and life-long resident of Corsicana, Mr. Smith has been identified with the business and civic interests of the city for many years. He was a salesman for Armour and Company many years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Lt. Tracy Smith, flight commander, post operations office, American Air Forces Advanced Flying School, Pampa Texas; a brother, Wade Smith, Corsicana, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Guynes, Corsicana; Mrs. Ruth McMullan, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Funeral Services For Tracy Smith Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Tracy Smith, who died Thursday afternoon, were scheduled for 5 o’clock Friday from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. W. R. Hall will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Lieut. Tracy Smith, a brother, Wade Smith, three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Guynes, Mrs. Ruth McMullan, Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, and other relatives.

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Karl Alexander Kumke
Jul 30, 1898 - Aug 10, 1970

Karl Kumke Dies Monday

Karl A. Kumke, 72, died Monday at his home in Hillsboro. He was born and reared in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Jo Kumke of Hillsboro; a foster son, Lee Chancellor of Los Angeles, Calif. and a sister, Mrs. Herbert C. Thorne of Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements are pending. Services will be held in Corsicana.

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Kumke Service Set Thursday

Funeral services will be held for Karl A. Kumke, at 10 a.m. Thursday in Corley Chapel with the Rev. T. D. Sandlin officiating. The body will lie in state in Corley Chapel from 4 p.m. Wednesday until service time and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. A native of Corsicana, he died in his home in Hillsboro Monday.

He is survived by his wife of Hillsboro, a foster son of Los Angeles, Calif. and a sister of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Billy Didge, Wayne Porter, Jean Potts, Frank Borsellino, Bill Jeter and Arthur Clemmons.

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Juanita Conner
B&D Feb 3, 1943

INFANT DAUGHTER DIED TUESDAY IN LOACAL HOSPITAL

Juanita Conner, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Conner, died Tuesday night at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. Rev. Jack Goff officiated.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, a sister, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Marr, Corsicana; grandfather, C. M. Conner and other relatives.

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Curtis Melvin Conner
May 5, 1907 - Oct 29, 1946

CURTIS M. CONNER IS KILLED IN ACCIDENT; SERVICES THURSDAY

Curtis M. Conner, aged 39 years, 701 South Fifteenth street was fatally injured in a truck mishap five miles south of Centerville about 9:30 o’clock Tuesday night. He was the yard and shipping shed foreman of the Oil City Iron Works, and had been employed by that concern for 16 years. Conner was en route to Houston with a load of merchandise at the time the vehicle struck the Bedias creek bridge, and turned over into the creek 15 feet below the roadway, it was reported here.

Officials of the company said they learned that Conner was found by a passerby and died a short time later.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Nathan Benfield and Wanda Sue Conner; three sons, Calvert, Leslie and Johnnie Conner, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Ollie Gill, Mexia; Mrs. W. T. Absher, Brenham; Mrs. A. J. Arrington, Trinidad, and Mrs. Horace Pyree, Brenham; a brother, Cleon Conner, Brenham; grandmother, Mrs. J. F. Beeman, Kerens, and other relatives.

Conner was a native of Oklahoma but was reared in Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 30, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Zella (Marr) Conner; s/o Claude Marshall Conner & Mary Addline (Beamon) Conner buried in Long Prairie cemetery

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CURTIS M. CONNER FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AT 3 P.M.

Funeral services for Curtis M. Conner, 39 years, 701 South Fifteenth street, who was fatally injured in a truck accident near Centerville Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Conner, a foreman for the Oil City Iron Works, was en route to Houston with a load of merchandise when his truck struck a bridge at Bedias Creek and plunged 15 feet into the creek bottom.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Nathan Benfield and Wanda Sue Conner; three sons, Calvert, Leslie and Johnnie Conner, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Ollie Gill, Mexia; Mrs. W. T. Absher, Brenham; Mrs. A. J. Arrington, Trinidad, and Mrs. Horace Pyree, Brenham; a brother, Cleon Conner, Brenham; grandmother, Mrs. J. F. Beeman, Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Herman L. Roberts, Wm. Clarkson, Jesse McGee, Joe Bunch, Harr Praw, J. T. Cavender, Johnnie Nutt and Calvin Holloway.

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Margie Zella (Marr) Conner
Dec 15, 1908 - Jun 4, 1977

Zella Conner

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Zella Conner, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday.

The Rev. Hal Lansford will officiate with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, C. M. Conner of Mesquite, Leslie Conner of Concord, Calif., Johnny Conner of Dallas; 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Marr of Cedar Creek, Clyde Marr of Barry; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Hampton of Corsicana and Mrs. Edwin Benefield of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Marr, Robert Marr, J. E. Farmer, Bill Blackwell, Bob Turner, W. M. Honea.

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Mrs. Conner

The Rev. Harold Lansford officiated at the Mrs. Zella Conner services held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Nathan Benfield of Retreat.

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Wanda Sue “Susie” Conner
Nov 16, 1945 - Jul 22, 1951

Tot Killed By Plane Prop

Wanda Sue Conner, 6, of 701 South Fifteenth street was fatally injured at 2:45 p.m. Sunday when she accidentally walked into a whirling airplane propeller at the municipal airport.

The child and brother, Johnnie, had been riding in the plane piloted by a friend, Damon Frank of Corsicana, and alighted with the little girl holding the brother’s hand, Glenn Cumbie, manager of the airport stated. She then turned her brother’s hand loose and walked into the propeller.

Rushed to the P. and S. Hospital the child died a few minutes after arrival.

Mrs. C. M. Conner, the mother, was a short distance from the plane when her child was injured.

This is the second tragedy in the family in the past five years.

The father of the child, Curtis M. Conner, employee of the Oil City Iron Works here, was fatally inured Oct. 29, 1946, when a truck struck the Bedias Creek bridge near Madisonville.

Surviving are her mother, three brothers, Calvin Melvin Conner, Tressie Conner and Johnnie Conner; a sister, Mrs. Nathan Benefield, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Marr, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lula Conner, Brennon and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Robert Lee Marr, Clinton Franks, Alvin Wrinkle, Lavon Isbell, Dan Roberts and Don Stewart.

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Louis Benton Durr
Jan 8, 1941 - Jul 1, 1943

Funeral Services Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Louis Benton Durr, 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Durr, who died Thursday night, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Robert F. Bristol, pastor of the First Christian church, conducted the services. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, grandfathers, J. W. Durr, Marlin; C. B. Davenport, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Columbus Benton Davenport
Jan 7, 1851 - Jul 8, 1948

C. B. DAVENPORT FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING

C. B. Davenport, 97, resident of Corsicana for 20 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Durr, 309 West Third Ave., at an early hour Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 from the Corley funeral Home chapel, with interment at Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.

Surviving are a son, Arthur B. Davenport of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Louis Durr of Corsicana; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers are John H. Bryant, Herbert Varley, J. W. McAdams, J. D. bell, Sr., Bob Pelham, H. T. Jackson and H. R. Stewart.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jul 8, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Susan A. (Brown) Davenport 2nd wife Myrtle (Doughty) Davenport; s/o Thomas Davenport & Mary Caroline (Turns) Davenport

Dorothy Colleen (Newby) Davenport
Aug 17, 1925 - Feb 18, 1977

Woman’s death ruled an apparent suicide

Justice of the Peace Joe Wilson has ruled apparent suicide in the death of a 32 year-old Corsicana woman who was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head Friday.

Mrs. Dorothy Colleen Davenport, 52 years, resident of 2701 West Second Avenue, was discovered at her home by her husband at 10:25 p.m.

Investigator Lewis Palos, Corsicana Police Department, is conducting the investigation into her death.

Palos said Saturday that an autopsy has been ordered and the results are expected sometime Monday.

Services for Mrs. Davenport will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Reginald King will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Greenville, a member of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 118 of Corsicana and a resident of Corsicana since 1948.

Survivors include her husband, H. M. Davenport, Sr. of Corsicana; a son, H. M. Davenport, Jr. of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Shana Genay Davenport of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Juanita Means, Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Lois Norfleep of Garland, Mrs. Lee Rose Ratliff and Mrs. Frances Newby of Alvin, Mrs. Mary D’Armon of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Opal Franklin of Bakersfield, and Aussie Earl Newby of Los Angeles, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Victor Howell, Carroll Boswell, Norman Gilcrease, C. O. (Bud) Curington, L. G. (Leo) Palmer, and David Vinson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Feb 20, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Herschel Mayfield Davenport, Sr. married Aug 17, 1945; d/o Alcy Matthew Newby & Iva Lorene (Henslee) Newby

Paul Elsworth Davenport
Aug 24, 1907 - Dec 28, 1961

Paul Davenport Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

Paul Davenport, 54, superintendent of the IOOF Home here for the past 12 years, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday at 10:35 p.m. following a heart attack about 9 p.m.

Davenport was a member of all branches of the IOOF and the First Baptist church. He resided in Dallas prior to coming to Corsicana 12 years ago s superintendent of the home here. His wife has been matron during their tenure. Davenport was a traveling salesman before accepting the post here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Paul Davenport, Jr., Garland; a daughter, Carol Ann Davenport, Corsicana; two grandchildren of Garland; two brothers, Frank Davenport, Lonoke, Ark., and Milton Davenport, Duncanville; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Chennault and Mrs. Ruth Beaupre, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Fannie Howell, St. Louis, and other relatives.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Frank Ewing, Corsicana, chairman of the board of trustees of the Grand Lodge of Texas, IOOF, close friend of Davenport said Friday morning that the matter of a temporary superintendent would probably be considered at the January meeting of the trustees in Ennis January 4.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 29, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Superintendent of IOOF for 12 years h/o Lovenia Catherine (Tucker) Davenport; s/o Elmer Davenport & Mary (Earnest) Davenport

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Paul Davenport Rites Saturday

Final rites for Paul Davenport, Sr., were to be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist church pastor, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Superintendent of the IOOF Home here for the past 12 years, Mr. Davenport, 54, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday following a heart attack.

A member of the First Baptist church here, Davenport was a member of all branches of the IOOF. He resided in Dallas prior to coming to Corsicana 12 years ago as superintendent of the home.

Mrs. Davenport has been matron during their tenure.

A temporary superintendent will probably be considered at the Jan. 4 trustee meeting in Ennis, according to Frank Ewing, Corsicana, chairman of the board of trustees of the Grand Lodge of Texas IOOF.

Survivors other than his widow of Corsicana, are one son, Paul Davenport, Jr., Garland; one daughter, Carol Ann Davenport, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Garland; two brothers, Frank Davenport, Lonoke, Ark., and Milton Davenport, Duncanville; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Chennault and Mrs. Ruth Beaupre, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Fannie Howell, St. Louis, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jessie Mesker, Larry Shuttlesworth, Barney McCasland, Danny Grizzle, Marlin McCasland and Johnny Farmer.

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Cecil (Singer) Sanner
Nov 3, 1883 - Mar 21, 1956

Mrs. Cecil Sanner Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Cecil Singer Sanner, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 513 North Main street about noon Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Mayfield; a grandson, Eugene Mayfield; a sister, Miss Minnie Singer, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 21, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Eugene E. Sanner, Dr. married Jun. 16, 1909; d/o George Thoms Singer & Rebecca P. “Reba” (Love) Singer

Felicia Fay Hardy
Apr 4, 1882 - Jan 12, 1929

MISS FAYE HARDY PASSED AWAY HERE 2 P.M. SATURDAY

DAUGHTER OF FORMER CONGRESSMAN RUFUS HARDY SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS

Miss Faye Hardy, aged 45 years, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Rufus Hardy, 615 West Third avenue died Saturday afternoon at 1:50 o’clock following an illness of several weeks. At press hour Saturday afternoon no funeral arrangements had been made.

Surviving are her parents, one brother, Rufus Hardy, Jr., Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Holmes, Corsicana; Mrs. Nanearl Holloway, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mildred Taggart, Chevychase, Maryland, and other relatives.

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Rufus Hardy, Jr.
Jul 17, 1895 - Aug 21, 1963

Rufus Hardy Dies In Austin, Rites Friday

Rufus Hardy, 68, former long-time Corsicana resident, oil operator, died in an Austin hospital Wednesday. he resided at 6702 Mesa Drive, Austin.

Hardy is the son of the late former Congressman and Mrs. Rufus Hardy of Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Friday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rt. Rev. Sam B. Husey, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Caroline Hardy, Austin; a daughter, Mrs. George H. Pelitz, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Nanerl Holloway, Corsicana; Mrs. Helen Pierce, Waco, and Mrs. Mildred Taggart, Fort Worth; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Dillard, Lonnie Beasley, G. C. (Jake) Hudson, W. A. Lang, J. N. Garitty, W. A. Wright, W. T. Candler, Porter Holloway, Kay Tatum and W. P. Murchison.

McCammon directs local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 22, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • 1st wife Suzanne (Slattery) Hardy (per Suzanne Pelitz death certificate) 2nd wife Lottie Caroline (Harmes) Hardy married Nov 22, 1949; s/o Judge Rufus Hardy & Felicia Erixene (Peck) Hardy

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Rufus Hardy Services Held

Funeral services for Rufus Hardy, 68, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Austin, Wednesday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday at 2 p.m. Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church conducted the rites.

Hardy was the son of the late Congressman and Mrs. Rufus Hardy of Corsicana. He had resided in Austin for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Caroline Hardy, 6702 Mesa Drive, Austin; a daughter, Mrs. George H. Perlitz, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Nanearl Holloway, Corsicana; Mrs. Helen Pierce, Waco, and Mrs. Mildred Taggart, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Dillard, Lonnie Beasley, G. C. (Jake) Hudson, W. A. Lang, J. N. Garitty, W. A. Wright, W. T. Candler, Porter Holloway, Kay Tatum and W. P. Murchison.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Robert Norris Holloway, Dr.
Jul 1884 - Jun 6, 1963

Dr. Holloway Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

Dr. R. N. Holloway, 78, of 1577West Third Avenue, retired dentist, died Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Very Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector.

A native of Franklin Parish, La., Oak Grove Plantation his parents came to Round Rock Texas when he was a small child to join relatives who erected a Presbyterian school. His father was a physician.

Dr. Holloway took his dental training at Washington University, St. Louis, and graduated cum laude. He began the practice of dentistry in Corsicana in 1906, and three years later was married to Miss Nannerl Hardy. He retired in 1955.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. L. Candler, Dallas; a son, Col Rufus Hardy Holloway, Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Tatum, Wilbur A. Wright, Kay Tatum, Dr. Charles Brown, W. D. Robinson, Jr. and Ed M. Polk, Jr.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 7, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nanerl (Hardy) Holloway; s/o Dr. Joseph Archie Holloway, Dr. & Lizzie (Norris) Holloway buried in Round Rock Cemetery, Round Rock, Tx.

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Hold Services Dr. Holloway

Funeral services for Dr. R. N. Holloway, 78, retired dentist, 1577 West Third avenue, who died Thursday afternoon were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Very Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector.

Dr. Holloway graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, cum laude, and began the practice of dentistry in Corsicana in 1906, retiring in 1955. He was married to Miss Nanerl Hardy in 1909.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. L. Candler, Dallas; a son, Col. Rufus Hardy Holloway, Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ralph Tatum, Wilbur A. Wright, Kay Tatum, Dr. Charles Brown, W. D. Robinson, Jr. and Ed M. Polk, Jr.

Corley directed.

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Nanerl (Hardy) Holloway
Apr 30, 1886 - Jun 22, 1973

Mrs. Holloway

Funeral services are pending in Corsicana for Mrs. Nanerl H. Holloway, 87, of Corsicana, who died Friday morning in Dallas. Burial will be in Corsicana.

She was a member of a pioneer Texas family and a life-time resident of Corsicana. She was the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. Rufus Hardy. She was born in Fairfield Apr. 30, 1886. In 1909 she married the late Dr. R. N. Holloway. She attended Gunston Hall College in Washington, D. C. She was an early member of the 196h Century Club and active in the Daughters of the American Revolotion.

She had been a member of St. John Episcopal Church for 50 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. W. L. Candler of Dallas; a son, Col. Rufus H. Holloway of San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Helen H. Pierce of Waco and Mrs. Mildred H. Taggart of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Holloway

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Episcopal Church for Mrs. Nanerl H. Holloway, 87, of Corsicana who died Friday in Dallas. The Rev. Dennis Smart of Arlington, formerly pastor of St. John’s will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral home.

She was a member of a pioneer family, the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. Rufus Hardy, and a lifelong resident of Corsicana. She had been a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church more than 50 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. L. Candler of Dallas; a son, Cop. Rufus H. Holloway of San Antonio; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen H. Pierce of Waco and Mrs. Mildred H. Taggart of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be John C. Tatum, Ralph Tatum, William Clarkson, Abe Stroud, Chandler Robinson, A. Wade Blackford and Clyde Stroud.

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Mrs. Holloway

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Episcopal Church for Mrs. Nanerl H. Holloway, 87, of Corsicana, who died Friday in Dallas. The Rev. Dennis Smart officiated and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

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Newton Richardson Stone, D. D., Ph. D. Rev.
Feb 19, 1868 - Jan 16, 1952

Dr. N. R. Stone Dies Wednesday

Dr. Newton R. Stone, D. D., Ph. D., 84, retired Methodist minister, died in the Medical Arts Hospital, Wednesday night.

Dr. Stone had been in the ministry more than 50 years, when he retired several years ago. He had held pastorates in both the Northern and Southern Methodist jurisdictions prior to their merging a number of years ago. He was educated at Vanderbilt and other universities.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. T. L. Carlisle, Corsicana; a son, P. G. Stone, National City, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Julia McDonald, Kansas City; a brother, K. E. Stone, Booneville, Mo., and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon.

Corley will direct.

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Dr. N. R. Stone Services Friday

Funeral services for Rev. Newton R. Stone, 84, D. D., Ph. D., retired Methodist minister, were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday from the First Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery

The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, Fort Worth, former pastor here, and Dr. C. D. Henson, pastor.

Dr. Stone died in the Medical Arts Hospital, Dallas, Wednesday night following an operation last week.

He had been in the ministry more than 50 years when he retired and moved to Corsicana a number of years ago. He had held pastorates in both the Northern and Southern Methodist jurisdictions before all branches of Methodism united. He was educated at Vanderbilt and other institutions of higher learning.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. T. L. Carlisle, Corsicana; a son, P. G. Stone, National City, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Julia McDonald, Kansas City; a brother, K. E. Stone, Booneville, Mo., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. Art Martin, P. L. Nichols, T. W. Fluker, F. C. Paul, R. W. Antill, J. S. Tekell and W. C. Pearce.

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Leonard Frederick “Rip” Hardgrave
Aug 10, 1884 - Feb 15, 1966

L. F. Hardgrave Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

L. F. (Rip) Hardgrave, 81, native of Jacksonville, long-time resident of this area, died in the Breckenridge hospital in Austin Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. from the griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Murphy Terry, Fairfield.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Pete, Harold and N. H. Hardgrave, all of Corsicana; and Fred Hardgrave, South Houston; five daughters, Mrs. David Hannah, Dallas; Mrs. C. F. Broughton, Pensacola, Fla.; Mrs. John Gibson, Fort Worth; Mrs. W. R. Bonner, Eureka; and Mrs. John Mayfield, Austin; a sister, Mrs. Dora Brown, Tyler; 17 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Gorman, Rex Bailey, Robert Nelson, Lee Brashead, T. B. Dixon, Dr. John Griffin, W. D. Burnett and C. E. Hutchinson.

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John Burton Marichal
Dec 2, 1857 - Sep 18, 1943

JOHN B. MARSHALL, DIED ODD FELLOWS HOME ON SATURDAY

John B. Marshall, prominent Odd Fellow, died in the I. O. O. F. Home at Ennis Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland – McCammon chapel with Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Archie Marshall, Houston; F. H. Marshall, Kansas City, Kans.; a daughter, Miss Pauline Marshall, Norman, Okla., a sister, Mrs. Fannie Hathcock, Alabama, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 20, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Obit says Marshall but he is Marichal) Born France 1st wife Eliza J. (Gaisser) Marichal buried in Alabama 2nd wife Lula Lena (Goodwin) Marichal buried in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tx; s/o Frank Marichal & Jane (UNKNOWN) Marichal buried in Alabama

Kenneth Wayne Blakney
Nov 6, 1952 - Nov 18, 1953

Blakney Child Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Kenneth Wayne Blakney, year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Blakney, 1916 South Twenty-Seventh street, who died Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Louise Blakney; two brothers, James and Johnny Blakney, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Higginbotham, all of Corsicana.

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Rufus Hardy, Judge
Dec 16, 1855 - Mar 13, 1943

RUFUS HARDY DIED AT HOME SATURDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY A.M.

SERVED AS CONGRESSMAN 16 YEARS BEFORE RETIREMENT IN 1923

Judge Rufus Hardy, aged 88 years, died at his home, 615 West Third Avenue, Saturday evening at 6:30 o’clock following an extended illness. Funeral services for the former district judge and former congressman were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock form the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex B. Hanson, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Pallbearers were J. E. Butler, H. O. Blanding, Guy M. Gibson, Allyn Lang, N. C. Goodman, Dr. R. N. Holloway, Liston Tatum, Billy Peck, Jr., Stanley Kerr and Ralph Tatum.

Judge Hardy, was the dean of the local legal circles.

A gifted speaker, the former Congressman was in demand as a speaker until the infirmities of age necessitated his retiring from his varied activities.

Native of Mississippi.
Born in Monroe county, Mississippi, Dec. 16, 1854, the son George Washington and Paulina (Whittaker) Hardy, he came to Texas when he was six years of age and received his early training in his home schools. In 1871, he returned to Mississippi and entered the private school of Thomas S. Gathright, who later became the first president of Texas A. and M. College. He then attended the University of Georgia for two years taking a bachelor of law degree in 1875.

Judge Hardy began his law career in Navasota, Texas, before he had reached his majority. He moved to Corsicana in 1878, and made his home here the remainder of his life. After he was elected county attorney of Navarro county in 1880 and served four years in that office; he then became district attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial District, serving until 1888 when he when he was elected district judge, a position he occupied for eight years until 1896 when he temporarily retired from public life. He was chairman of the Texas Sound Money Democracy in 1896.

Elected to Congress.
Returning to the private practice of law, Judge Hardy in 1906 was elected to Congress from the Sixth Texas congressional district, and served for 16 years, retiring early in 1923 when his fellow-townsman, Hon. Luther A. Johnson, present congressman, succeeded him. Judge Hardy was not a candidate for re-election in 1922, but announced early in that political year he did not intend to run and left the field open. Advancing years caused his retirement form public life, and he lived a quiet life in semi-retirement after leaving the Halls of Congress, devoting his time to looking after his personal business.

Judge Hardy was an extensive landowner, holding more than 1700 acres of land in Navarro county, on which much has had producing shallow oil wells for many years. He owned approximately 2,500 acres in Waller county and some 3,000 acres in other sections of the state in addition to considerable properties in Corsicana.

He was an Elk, Knight of Pythias and was a member of other civic and fraternal orders.

Hardest Decision.
The former Congressman, a pacifist by nature, recalled the hardest decision to make was in World War I to vote for a declaration of war against Germany as he remembered the reconstruction days following the Civil war and also the Spanish-American conflict, but despite his deep-seated conviction of the unrighteousness of war, he did not shirk his responsibility when the test came. He experienced four wars.

While in Congress, Judge Hardy voted for the Webb-Kenyon law that placed the enforcement of prohibition in the hands of the various states. He was a staunch believer in the doctrine of the states retaining their authority over many subjects.

Judge Hardy was married to Miss Felicia Peck in 1882. She was the daughter of Captain William M. Peck and Nannie E. Forbes Peck. His father-in-law was one of the signers of the secession resolution.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. R. N. Holloway and Mrs. John A. Pierce, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. L. Taggert, Washington, D. C.; a son, Rufus Hardy, Jr., Houston, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One daughter, Miss Fay Hardy, died in 1899.

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INFANT SON Hawkins
B&D Mar 30, 1943

INFANT DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL TUESDAY AFTERNOON

An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hawkins of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Dewitt Clifton Howard
Jan 16, 1927 - May 9, 2019

Dewitt Howard was born in Richland, Texas on January 16, 1927 passed away on May 9, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents John O. (Bill) Howard and Cleo Cates Howard, brother Bill Howard along with wives Delma Carroll Howard and Ernestine Brown Howard.

He is survived by daughter, June Turpin and husband Archie, stepson Gary Carroll and wife Linda. He leaves behind grandson Rodney Turpin and wife Denise, granddaughter. Karen Ryder and husband Archie, step grandson Lloyd Carroll, along with four great grandchildren, Kendra Ryder, Breanna Turpin, Camden Ryder and Dalton Turpin.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm followed by Graveside Services at Dresden Cemetery with Military Honors and Masonic Rites.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Juanita Laverne (Minefee) Fullerton
Sep 5, 1929 - May 19, 2019

Obituary for LaVerne Fullerton
LaVerne "Sis" Fullerton, 89 went peacefully to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 19th at Navarro Regional Hospital with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born September 5, 1929 in Blooming Grove to Joe W. Minefee and Lillie Bentley Minefee. She graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1948. In 1958 LaVerne married Earl Fullerton. Sis was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was strong in her Christian faith. For the last 19 years, she had resided at Heritage Oaks West where she had many dear friends. She enjoyed crafts, bingo, the music programs and loved visits from family and friends.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband Earl; her parents, Lillie Minefee, Joe Minefee and Emma Lee Minefee; brother Junior Minefee and sister Geraldean Putman. She is survived by son, Edward Fullerton and wife Lana of Hillsboro; daughter Donna Hurley and husband Tod of Riesel; grandsons James Fullerton, Chris Fullerton, Tod Hurley Jr., Bobby Hurley, Danny Hurley and granddaughter Roxanne Hurley, as well as many great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother James Minefee and wife Karri of Teague; sister Oda Lee Nutt and husband Ray of Eureka as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22nd from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service will be 11:00am Thursday, May 23rd at Dresden Cemetery with Rev. Rodney Bancroft and grandson Chris Fullerton officiating. Pallbearers will be James Fullerton, Tod Hurley, Jr., Bobby Hurley, Danny Hurley, Steve Hill and Martin Quiram. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Nutt, Cliff Minefee, James Minefee and Bryan Nutt.

The family has requested no flowers, you may make a donation to your favorite charity.

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Juanita LaVerne Fullerton, 89 of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeal Home. Graveside Funeral Service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Dresden Cemetery with Rev. Rodney Bancroft and grandson Chris Fullerton officiating.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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William Jack "Bick" Sherman
Feb 21, 1957 - May 12, 2019

On May 12, 2019 at the age of 62, William Jack "Bick" Sherman passed away at MD Anderson Cancer Center after a year long battle with malignant melanoma. He was born in Corsicana, Texas to Jack Grover Sherman and Barbara Byrd Sherman on Feb. 21, 1957.

Bick attended Corsicana High School and graduated in 1975 and then became a lifelong Red Raider after attending Texas Tech University.
In 1978, he married his high school sweetheart, Rhonda Miller Sherman, and they raised two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Jaclyn. Aside from a two-year period in Cardiff by the Sea, California, Bick called Corsicana his home.

Early in his career, he worked hard to become President of Corsicana Grader and Machine Company, a family business started by his grandfather Charles Byrd and continued by his father Jack Sherman. Upon returning from California, Bick found his calling when he chose to work with abused and neglected children in care of the state at Independence Farm as a Childcare Administrator. The children he loved and fostered proudly gave him the title of "Uncle Bickie" and this fueled his passion.
Outside of family and work, Bick had a passion for the game of golf. Growing up, he was fortunate to have lessons from the legendary golfer Harvey Penick. He was a member of the Corsicana High School golf team, where teammates became life long friends. He was most proud of holding the winning record of Corsicana Country Club's Tiger Tale Golf Tournament four times with long time golf partner Rick Jamison.

Bick took much pride in his faith in God, his family, and friends, loving them all genuinely. He was a calming influence on many while simultaneously having a hilarious wit.
Often when asked how he was feeling, he would respond "better than yesterday, but not as good as tomorrow" and this was his outlook on life. Bick took his diagnosis with the utmost grace and humility, never once questioning his faith in God's plan nor complaining when faced with challenges. Bick fought hard to win his battle and now confidently resides in the house of the Lord.

Bick is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Barbara Sherman and father in law Ronnie Miller. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rhonda Sherman, daughters Ashley Sherman of Corsicana and Jaclyn Mayfield and husband Mark of Lubbock, Texas, brother Patrick Sherman and wife Kris of Phoenix, Arizona, and sister Linda Gowan of Duncan, Oklahoma. Bick is known as "GDa" to one grandson, William Hayes Mayfield, who is his namesake and always the light of his life. He is also survived by his mother in law Andra Miller, bother and sister in laws Mike and Dana Miller, Vic and Susan Miller, as well as nieces and nephews Layton Miller, Lauren Miller, Aaron Erwin, Adam Erwin, Carlee Miller, Rachel Oliver, and Anna Elkins.

Pallbearers are Mark Mayfield, Rick Jamison, Gary Harper, Steve London, John Smith, Tom Taylor, and Johnnie Richey. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Miller, Vic Miller, Layton Miller, Aaron Erwin, Adam Erwin, and Hayes Mayfield.

Rhonda, Ashley, and Jaclyn would like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr. Lance Cowey with the Texas Oncology Group, and the melanoma team at MD Anderson for their unwavering support and care for Bick and the girls.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. A graveside will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Bick's favorite charity, or the Melanoma Research Foundation.

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Roy Jerden Davis
Aug 29, 1936 - Apr 23, 2019

Roy Jerden Davis, 82, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Epic Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jay Beavers and Rev. Charles McClure officiating. Pastor Bill Manney will preside at the interment at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro, TX.

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Roy Jerden Davis passed from this life on April 23, 2019 at the age of 82. He was born to Emma Lee (McKelroy) and Ross Stanford Davis, Sr. in Marlin, Texas. The family moved to Waco, Texas when he was four years old. He completed high school in Waco. Received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Wesleyan University and his Master of Divinity Degree from Brite Divinity School, TCU.

He received his first appointment as a Methodist minister at the age of 20 and continued to pastor United Methodist Churches of the Central Texas Conference for 48 years until his retirement in 2005.

He married Edna Fouty of Corsicana in 1963. They had one son, Cory. Jerden was always active in the community where he lived. He was involved with Optimist Clubs, Lions Clubs, Santa’s Helpers, Northside Interchurch Agency, Texas Youth Commission-Willoughby House, Ministerial Associations and Retired Ministers. At one time, he even coached Little League Baseball. He truly enjoyed the fellowship of his golfing buddies.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Alice Graham.

He is survived by Edna, his wife of 56 years, and son, Cory and wife, Sarah, two grandchildren Kelsea Coker and Asher Davis; two brothers, Ross Stanford Davis, Jr. and James Clifton Davis & wife, Susie; sister-in-laws, Nell Mohle, Sue Teague and Rosellan Richards (Fred Richards, Jr) and a number of nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

Visitation will be held at Corley Funeral Home on Friday, April 26, 6 to 8 PM. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 1:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Jay Beavers and Rev. Charles McClure officiating. Pastor Bill Manney will preside at the interment at Hopewell Cemetery, Navarro, TX. Pallbearers will be Clarence McGaughy, Ross McGaughy, Scoash Moore, Van Bottoms, Clint Mohle and Brian Richards. Honorary Pallbearers will be Retired Ministers of the Cluster.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Committee on Relief, c/o Central Texas Conference Service Center, 3200 E. Rosedale St, Fort Worth, TX 76105; Eureka United Methodist Church, 8644 South Highway 287, Corsicana, TX 75109 or charity of choice.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, TX and the entire staff of Epic Care Center for the compassionate care Jerden received during his stay in these two facilities.

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Mary Ann Sutton-Parson
Jun 20, 1964 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 54)

Mary Ann Sutton-Parson was born June 20, 1964, to the parentage of Linda Sutton-Young and Clinton E. Henderson in Corsicana, Texas. She received her wings on May 9, 2019.
Mary Ann graduated from Corsicana High School in 1982 where she was named the first black drum major for the CHS marching band. She was awarded a Jim Collins Scholarship, which offered her a full ride to college. She attended Sam Houston State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. While attending SHSU, she became a member of the Kappa Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She later earned her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Shortly after graduating from SHSU, she began her career with State Farm Insurance. She later expanded her work experience with Alcatel-Lucent, Safety-Kleen, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Ericsson, Inc., and WRG, Inc.
Mary Ann was baptized into Christ at an early age at the Eastside Church of Christ in Corsicana, Texas, under the leadership of the late Bro. Willie Wilmore. After moving to Dallas, she moved her membership to Cliff View Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas, where she faithfully served in various ministries including the Ladies Ministry Class and the annual Fall Festival and Tailgate, just to name a few.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Cedric Parson. She leaves to cherish precious memories: her mother, Linda Sutton-Young (Kenneth) of Corsicana Texas; father, Clinton Henderson (Elaine) of Dallas TX; sisters: Terri Smith (Steve) of Dallas, TX, Carla Clark (Robert) of Mansfield, TX, Sharla Sutton-Campbell of Dallas, TX, and Erica Nicole Henderson of Dallas, TX; brother, Fredrick Henderson of Dallas, TX; aunts: Mary Lee Johnson, (Robert) of Corsicana, TX, Evelyn Walker (Robert) of Sonora, CA, Joyce Sanders of Dallas, TX, Iretha Bradford of Temecula, CA, and Laura Cunningham of Ennis, TX; uncles: Ricky Sutton (Roslyn) of Dallas, TX, Freddie Richardson of Dallas, TX, and Randall Henderson (Felita) of Houston, TX; nephew, Jared Morgan of Atlanta, GA; nieces: Sheridan Smith “Sheri-T” of Dallas, TX, Triniti Smith “Lynn” of Dallas, TX, and Yancey Clark “CeCe” of Mansfield, TX; cousins: Rhonda Smith (Cubia) of Arlington, TX, Craig Carroll, (Dhamahi) of West Bloomfield, MI, Roderick Sutton (Nicole) of Dallas, TX, Roshunda Hill (Damian) of Duncanville, TX, and Wesley Johnson (Melissa) of New Orleans, LA; special friends: Deborah Curry of Dallas, TX, Serena Wright of Houston, TX, Denise Johnson of Ft. Worth, TX, Eric Williams of Washington DC; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Freeman
B&D Oct 16, 1943

Emhouse Baby Died Here on Saturday; Burial in Oakwood

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Freeman, Emhouse, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon were held Sunday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, John Wesley, Monty Ray and Don Lynn Freeman, Emhouse; two sisters, Mary and Janie Lanelle Freeman, Emhouse; grandmother, Mrs. J. W. Freeman, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Johnnie Clayton Freeman
Jul 6, 1902 - Jul 29, 1975

J. C. Freeman

Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. today for 73-year-old J. C. Freeman. Freeman, a Corsicana resident, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Services were to be conducted by the Rev. James T. Davis and Rev. Leroy Reaves. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery. Pallbearers were to be C. H. Cobb, Neal Donaho, Arlee Lockhart, Earl Ellis, Robert McCarter and Robert Grant.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul. 30, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Jane (Jones) Freeman married Jan. 2, 1924 2nd wife Katherine Jane (Duke) Chapman-Freeman married Jan. 16, 1963 (children by Mary are: John Wesley Freeman, Montie Ray Freeman, Donald Lynn Freeman, Janie Lanelle Freeman and Mary Freeman)

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J. C. Freeman

Services were held Wednesday in the Corley Chapel for J. C. Freeman, 73, of Corsicana who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. J. C. Freeman of Corsicana; four step-sons, Frank Chapman, Jr. of Waco, Alvin Earl Chapman of Corsicana, Robert Lyndall Chapman of Germany and Howard Chapman of Corsicana; three step-daughters, Mrs. Inez Jackson of Cedar Creek, Mrs. Helen Wilcox and Mrs. Sharon Threet, both of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Zella Pearl (Stone) Johnston-Mannix-Johnston
Oct 5, 1894 - Mar 20, 1943

RITES MONDAY FOR MRS. J. I. JOHNSTON WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. I. Johnston, aged 49 years, who died Saturday night at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Monday afternoon from the Calvary Baptist church, Rev. J. J. Slone, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are two sons, Ismael Johnston, Corsicana, Virgil Johnston, U. S. Navy; two daughters, Mrs. R. L. McKenzie, Wapakoneta, Ohio; Miss Bonita Johnston, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. L. A. Sullivan, Corsicana; Mrs. Irene Gilliam, Corsicana; Mrs. Will Sullivan, Fort Worth; Mrs. Nora Bedford, Houston; a brother, Albert Stone, Dallas and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Donald Norred Davis, Sr.
Dec 1, 1910 - Mar 17, 1943

DONALD N. DAVIS DIED LAST NIGHT; RITES ON FRIDAY

DONALD N. Davis, aged 32 years died at 215 West Fourth avenue Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife who is employed at Mexia; a son, Donald Davis, Mexia; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Davis, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jack Hall Sherman; a brother, Noble J. Davis, Oklahoma City; an aunt, Mrs. R. P. Nicholson, and three cousins, D. T. Nicholson, Mrs. A. L. Howeth and Mrs. Pearl Smith, all of Corsicana.

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RITES HELD FRIDAY FOR DONALD DAVIS; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Donald N. Davis, age 32 years, who died Wednesday night, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, parents, a brother and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Danny Nicholson, Paul Robinson, Clyde O’Donnell, Jack Howeth, H. R. Stewart, Will Thompson and Billy McKay.

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Agnes (Ward) Davis
Mar 29, 1913 - Jan 17, 1977

Mrs. Davis

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Agnes Davis, 63, resident of Houston and former resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Houston.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Mexia and a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include a son, Donald Davis of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Nona Norris and Mrs. Fannie Mackey both of Mexia and Mrs. Bernice Cox of Midland; and a brother, Duren Ward of Mexia.

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Stephen Jones Davis
Apr 6, 1878 - Feb 13, 1965

S. J. Davis, 86, Dies Saturday

S. J. Davis, 86, native of Cryer Creek, who had resided at 132 Holsey Avenue for 50 years, died Saturday morning in Memorial hospital.

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

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

Surviving are a son, Noble J. Davis, Oklahoma City; a brother, E. R. Davis, Corsicana; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Hold Services For S. J. Davis

Services for S. J. Davis, 86, long-time Corsicana resident who died in Memorial hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Davis was born, Apr. 6, a878 at Cryer Creek and had resided at 132 Holsey avenue here for 50 years.

Surviving are a son, Noble J. Davis, Oklahoma City; a brother, E. R. Davis, Corsicana; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Brietz, Jack Howeth, David Wilson, Lendon Wilson, Louis Durr and A. S. Fulton.

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Maurice C. Jackson
Mar 26, 1922 - Mar 9, 1943

MAURICE JACKSON LINGERING ILLNESS DIED TODAY AFTER

Maurice Jackson, age about 21 years, died at his home, 320 West Second Avenue, shortly after noon Tuesday following a lingering illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Maurice graduated from the Corsicana High school in 1940. He was prominent in extra curricula activities, and was a member of the debating team that won state wide recognition.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elmira Jackson, Corsicana; a twin brother, Milton, in the U. S. Army; a sister, Miss Patricia Jackson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements.

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RITES EXPECTED BE HELD THURSDAY FOR MAURICE JACKSON

Funeral arrangements for Maurice Jackson, age 21, who died at his home 320 West Fourth Avenue Tuesday afternoon have not been announced definitely but probably will be held sometime Thursday.

A recent graduate of the Corsicana High School Maurice was well known among the younger people of the city.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elmira Jackson, Corsicana; a brother, Milton Jackson, U. S. Army; a sister, Miss Patricia Jackson and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MAURICE JACKSON

Funeral services for Maurice Jackson, age 21, years, who died Tuesday afternoon were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Thursday afternoon. Rev. Robert F. Bristol officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, a brother, a sister and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Smith, J. W. Edens, Sr., J. A. Fullerton, J. N. Taylor, Hugh Bryant and C. E. Barnes.

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Patricia Alma (Jackson) Hauver
Mar 17, 1925 - May 31, 1965

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Hauver

Mrs. Patricia Hauver, 40, of Albuquerque, N. M., formerly of Corsicana, died in a Pasadena hospital Monday following a several months illness. She was a native of Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Diana Hauver, and a son, Ricky, Hauver, both of Albuquerque; mother, Mrs. Fred Jackson, Corsicana, and a brother, Milton Jackson, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Dobbs, Norman Fleming, Ross Sutton, W. E. Harris, Wesley Edens, Jr. and Aubrey Van Hoy.

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Charles Donald “Donnie” Hauver, Jr.
Mar 26, 1946 - Sep 20, 1951

Donnie Hauver Killed By Truck

The body of Donnie Hauver, 5-year-old son of Capt. And Mrs. Chas. D. Hauver, killed when struck by a truck at Sewickley, Pa., Saturday arrived here Wednesday morning.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the parents who are traveling by automobile.

The mother and lad had resided in Corsicana until the husband and father recently returned from Korea.

Surviving are the parents, Sewickley, Pa., and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hauver, Paughkeepsie, N. Y., and Mrs. Fred Jackson, Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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Mary Joe (Whorton) Watson
Jun 18, 1927 - May 23, 2019

Mary Joe Whorton Watson was born June 18, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas and entered into Gods Kingdom on May 23, 2019. Surrounded by family Mary Joe (Mama Jo) died at Lakeland House in Athens. She was born to Robert Whorton and Kate Thomas Whorton in Navarro County.

Mary Joe was a member of the Barry Methodist Church. She loved volunteering at the church. Her main interest was painting for the "Lord Acre" that was held every year. Her beautiful paintings were always sought after. She had a very giving heart and brought joy and fun to everyone. She loved telling stories about all the interesting people she connected all over the world while working as a telephone operator during World War II.

After the war she married James Edwin Watson. Together they loved working for the Barry Community. She worked with her husband at the Barry Post Office as the Barry rural mail carrier. She was a devoted wife of 50 years and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James E. Watson; one daughter, Robbie Kathern; parents, Robert and Kate Whorton; Velma Whorton who raised her after her parents death when she was a young child and son-in-law Johnny Mattingly.

Mary Jo is survived by one daughter, Kay Mattingly of Malakoff; her grandchildren, Kim Mattingly, Kevin Mattingly and wife Larissa. She has three great grandchildren Maci, Kaden and Kolten Mattingly.

Visitation will be held from 1 from 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Peter McDonald II
abt 1954 - May 19, 2019

Peter McDonald II, 64 of North Carolina passed Sunday, May 19, 2019. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 25, 2019 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Dairy Johnson, Sr officiating/eulogist. Internment at Woodland Cemetery. No visitation/viewing

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Elven Earl "Earl" Carpenter
Sep 16, 1925 - May 22, 2019

Elven "Earl" Carpenter, 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior May 22, 2019. Earl was born in Richland, Texas on Sept.16, 1925 to Ernest Earl and Dora Moreau Carpenter. Earl was the eldest of seven children.

Earl is preceded in death, by his wife, Katherine "Louise" Anderson Carpenter and two children, son Jessie Carpenter and daughter Earlene Carpenter Stephens.

Earl is survived by his daughter, Evelyn Womack and husband Ken, son, Elvin D. "Buddy" Carpenter and wife, Sue; sister, Othera Barlow and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Earl left Richland at the age of 16 to work on the pipelines. He married Louise and made a home for his family in Gholson, Texas. Earl was lifelong pipeliner who traveled the world. He enjoyed making people smile by telling stories about his travels and the people he met. When Earl retired from the pipelines he came back to Richland, Texas where he raised a barnyard of various animals. Earl loved trapping and visiting the sale barns. He would never show up at your house empty handed, he always wanted to contribute. Earl enjoyed spending time with family and friends and he never met a stranger.

Earls' family would like to express greatest gratitude to all the staff at Heritage Oaks-Legacy West for all the love and care that was given to him over the last six years. They truly became a part of his family.

Earl will be laid to rest at Richland Cemetery. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 with Pastor Walter Libhart officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Richland Cemetery Association at Box 64, Richland, Texas 76681.

Corley Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 22, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Katherine Louise "Louise" (Anderson) Carpenter; s/o Ernest Earl Carpenter & Dora (Moreau) Carpenter

Santana G. Ovalle
Jan 1, 1945 - May 7, 2019

Santana G. Ovalle, age 74, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at UT Health Center in Tyler, Texas. She was born on Jan. 1, 1945 in Corsicana to Selso Ovalle and Ines Guerrero Ovalle.

She lived in Corsicana all of her life. Some of her many jobs were working at Summerall/Beachum Wholesale, caring for the Summerall children and ending her working career working at Russell Stover before her retirement.

Santana loved her church and was strong in her Catholic faith. She loved cooking for her family, her friends and those less fortunate than her. She loved to read and to spend time visiting with friends. She also loved "Elvis" and spent many hours listening to him sing.

Santana was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Daniel Ovalle, Enriqueta Aguado, Tom Ovalle, Domingo Ovalle, Bert Ovalle, M.G. Ovalle and Albert Ovalle.
She is survived by her son, Gabriel Ovalle and wife Kelly and her grandchildren Haley Maria and Hayden Matthew Ovalle and her brother Christian Ovalle.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. with the rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church with Father John officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Ernesto Najera, Scott Summerall, Chris Ovalle, Tony Aguado, Tommy Aguado, and Weston Carroll.

Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana.

Santana's family wishes to thank the staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center, Twilight Nursing and Rehab, and A Trinity Valley Home Health Services for the care and kindness that was shown to Santana during the last few years. The family also wishes to thank Gloria Guillen, Jane Gordan, and Beatrice Pantoja for the special love and care that they gave to Santana.

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Tommie Frances (Scoggins) Watson
Oct 8, 1926 - May 10, 2019

Tommie Watson passed away quietly at her home in Gun Barrel City surrounded by her family, on May 10, 2019.

She was born Tommie Frances Scoggins on Oct. 8, 1926 in Corsicana, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Watson.

Tommie celebrated life. She enjoyed traveling and being with friends, but her greatest joy was her family. She was the matriarch of the Scoggins clan and loved having all of her family around as often as possible. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves behind her daughter, Leslie; her son, Larry; her grandchildren, Ryan, Kathryn, Eric, Jason and Lauren; her great-grandchildren, Lukus, Logan, Ethan, and Aiden.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to, The American Cancer Society, The Henderson County Library or the Henderson County Food Pantry.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park, with Jonathan Lilley officiating.

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Joann (Sims) Leonard
Feb 13, 1928 - Apr 18, 2019

Joann Leonard of the Bazette Community passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Corsicana at the Twilight Home. She was born in Macon, Georgia on Feb. 13, 1928 to Woodrow Sims and Frances Sims. Joann worked for the Federal Government and a comptroller and late for Walmart in Corsicana for 28 years. She married George Leonard on July 28, 1967. She was a member of the Bazette Baptist Church. Her main concern was taking care of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother Buddy Sims.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years George Leonard; children, James Waller, Patty Woodford and Warren Waller; nine grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren; sister Justyn Nelms and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with a celebration of her life beginning at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Frank Upchurch officiating.

Interment to follow at Bazette Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Franks, Leslie Cotton, Tommy Spivey, John Standridge, Jim McCabe and Ronnie Kludy.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Edwin Brown
Jul 27, 1933 - May 21, 2019

James E. Brown, 85, of Emhouse passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Medical City
Dallas.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Darren Heil officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Mr. James Edwin Brown, age 85, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. He was born on July 27, 1933 in Emhouse, Texas to E. J. Brown and Mary Ray Brown.

Mr. Brown served in the United State Army. He worked as a mold maker for Chattanooga Glass and later Anchor Glass before retiring. He was a longtime member of Emhouse Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Roberta Taylor Brown and his sister-in-law Dorothy Jean Taylor.

He is survived by his daughter Dana Ashley and husband Gary of Illinois and his step-son Larry Holloway and wife Cheryl of Terrell, his grandchildren; Bryan Holloway and wife Karen of Terrell, Stacy Burton and husband Brian of Royse City and great-grandchildren; James Holloway, Cheyenne Holloway, Jonathan Burton and Megan Burton, his sister-in-law JoAnn Rhodes of Corsicana ; nephew, Garry Rhodes and wife Pam of Corsicana; nieces Leesa Ward and husband, Kyle of Bossier City, LA and Janet Wood Williams of Dallas.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Darren Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Ricky Dale "Rick" Wilkinson
Mar 17, 1953 - Apr 24, 2019

A Celebration of the Life of Rick Wilkinson, age 66, of Brownwood, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Austin Avenue Church of Christ. The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center following the service. Burial in the Jordan Springs Cemetery will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Rick passed from this life on April 24, 2019 in Billings, Montana.

Ricky Dale Wilkinson was born on March 17, 1953 to Virgil and Roberta (Niesler) Wilkinson in McKenzie, TN. He attended Bethel College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree and went on to Amberton University where he received his Masters of Business Administration.

He married Sherri Taylor, Jan. 11, 1980 in Memphis, TN.

Rick was a member of the Austin Avenue Church of Christ. He was a Postmaster in several locations in the Corsicana area, North Carolina and Tennessee for the United States Postal Service where he retired. After retirement, he went on to teach business classes at the Navarro College in Corsicana. He enjoyed being a volunteer with the Sojourners, Disaster Assistance Mission, Habitat for Humanity and the Texas Youth Commission.

Rick enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking and traveling.

Rick is survived by his wife Sherrie Taylor Wilkinson, two sons, Eric Bradley and wife Sara Victoria Wilkinson, Daniel Lee and wife Yasmin Helena Wilkinson; brother, Bruce Wayne Wilkinson; three sisters, Carol J. Tidwell, Alva Lee Tegethoff and Ann Camp; mother-in-law, Corine Taylor; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Larry Moran; brother-in-law, Allen Taylor; six grandchildren, Luke Wilkinson, Emma Wilkinson, Hayes Wilkinson, Paisley Kurz, Kaitie Day and Baby Wilkinson on the way.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edward Ray Wilkinson and Joe Willard Wilkinson.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Disaster Assistance Mission at www.disasterassistancecoc.com

Heartland Funeral Home in Early is in charge of arrangements.

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Norma Jean (Davis) McCarter
Dec 30, 1948 - Apr 29, 2019

Norma McCarter, 70, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Heritage Oaks West.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Davis and Juantita Davis and brothers, Tommy, Larry and Gary Davis.

She is survived by her daughter, Robbie Swart and fiance Jerry Lambert; son, Michael McCarter; daughter, Mary Cook and husband Bobbie; daughter, Marcy McCarter; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services to be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Edward Monroe Palmer
Mar 2, 1873 - Jan 19, 1943

E. M. PALMER DIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

E. M. (Roe) Palmer died here about 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor, of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Palmer had been a resident of Corsicana about 45 years. He was manager of the Marnett Oil and Gas company for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Rose Marie Palmer, Corsicana; a brother, J. R. Palmer, Memphis, Tenn., two nieces Misses Loretta and Oneta Gaillard, Corsicana and other relatives.

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WEDNESDAY RITES HELD FOR FORMER CITY COMMISSIONER

Funeral services for E. M. Palmer, who died here Tuesday afternoon were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. W. R. Hall conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Palmer had been a resident of Corsicana about 45 years. He took an active part in business and Political affairs. He service as city commissioner and was at one time manager of the Marnett Oil and Gas Company.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Rose Marie Palmer, Corsicana; a brother, J. R. Palmer, Memphis, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. H. Tekell, Ed McCarver, R. E. Sizemore, Jeff D. Harwell, H. W. Farmer, R. D. Fleming, T. G. Keeling, C. W. Taylor and N. F. Garrett.

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Barna Aretus “Barney” Jones
Feb 7, 1868 - Sep 11, 1943

BARNEY A. JONES, PIONEER RESIDENT, WAS BURIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for Barney A. Jones, age 74 years, who died at his home on West Fifth Avenue Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock form the Sutherland – McCammon chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Alabama, he came to Corsicana when a small boy and had lived here practically all of his life. He was engaged in the oil business a long time before retiring a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Lillian Jones, Corsicana, a number of nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. I. Griffin, F. A. Bunch, Art Martin, W. P. McCammon, E. W. Robinson, A. B. Douglas, Jim Doolin, N. Suttle Roberts, H. R. Stewart and E. E. Babers.

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Margaret Louisa “Lou” (Young) Jones
Nov 21, 1868 - Aug 29, 1952

Funeral services for Mrs. Barney A. Jones, who died at her home, 1436 West Fifth avenue, Friday afternoon following an extended illness, were held Saturday at 5 p. m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Lillian Jones, Corsicana; two brothers, Warren Young, Richland, and J. T. Young, Wichita Falls; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, W. L. Holman, F. L. Seale, Chester O. Sprinkle. W. Art Martin, L. I. Griffin. R. W. Knight, Lewis Clarke, C. B. Haley and Ira Boltz.

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Eugene E. Sanner, Dr.
May 24, 1869 - Jan 14, 1943

DR. E. E. SANNER DIED THURSDAY; BE BURIED ON FRIDAY

Dr. E. E. Sanner, age 73 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday morning following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Masons will have charge at the grave and there will be an escort of honor by the Knights Templar.

Dr. Sanner had been a practicing physician in Corsicana for 45 years and had maintained an office in the same building during that time. He was prominent in medical, civic, church and Masonic circles.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R. J. Mayfield, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Kate Davis, Clarence, Mo.; a brother, Sam Sanner; a grandson, and other relatives.

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Attention Masons.
All Masons are requested to attend a called meeting of the Corsicana Lodge Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Temple for the purpose of attending the funeral of Dr. E. E. Sanner, which will be held at 2 o’clock. There will be an escort of honor by the Knights Templar.—T. J. Taylor, Secretary.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 14, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cecil (Singer) Sanner married Jun 16, 1909; s/o M. Sanner & Elizabeth (King) Sanner per death certificate

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DR. E. E. SANNER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Dr. E. E. Sanner, age 73 years, who died Thursday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. W. R. Hall officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with the Masons in charge at the grave. Knights Templar formed an escort of honor.

Dr. Sanner was active in medical, church, business, civic and Masonic circles for year and was well-known over the county. He had been a practicing physician here for 45 years.

Pallbearers were Harold Blankenship Jack Humphries, A. L. Norton, H. E. Bomar, L. F. Briggs and J. L. Jackson.

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Romanzo Elvin O’Berry
Dec 24, 1903 - Apr 30, 1943

R. E. O’BERRY DIED AT SHEPPARD FIELD; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Pfc. R. E. O’Berry, age 38 years, who died at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Friday morning following a short illness, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. T. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister, Tyler, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pfc. O’Berry was prominent in Boy Scout work here before his entrance into the army. He was also connected with some of the local mercantile establishments for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Mary P. O’Berry, Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Luther O’Berry, Miami, Fla.; Murray O’Berry, Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Fladger Clark, Tampa, Fla., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 1, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Dorothy (Houston) O’Berry-Cantrell married Dec 15, 1923 buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Marlin, Tx; s/o Joseph A. O’Berry & Mary Prudence (Murray) O’Berry buried in Myrtle Hill Memorial cemetery, Tampa, Fla.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR R. E. O’BERRY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Pfc. R. E. O’Berry, aged 38 years, who died at Sheppard Field Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Southerland-McCammon Funeral Home. The rites were conducted by J. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister, Tyler. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, mother, two brothers, a sister and other relatives.

Sgt. Robert R. Pies accompanied the body to Corsicana.

Pallbearers were John Sam Haslam, R. A. Armistead, D. O. Blizzard, George Black, Al Sowell and Loring Cantrell.

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Eva L. (Sowell) Houston
Jul. 28, 1876 - Dec. 15, 1973

Mrs. Houston

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Eva Houston, 97, who died Saturday night in Marlin, are pending at Griffin Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Milton Weakley of Corsicana, Mrs. L. M. Cantrell of El Paso, and Mrs. N. S. Burr of Marlin; a grandson; and three great-grandsons.

Mrs. Houston was the widow of Dr. Trim Houston of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Houston

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Eva Houston, 97, longtime Corsicana resident who died Saturday in Marlin, where she had been living with a daughter. She was the widow of the late Dr. Trim Houston.

C. B. Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. N. S. Burr of Marlin, Mrs. Milton Weakley of Corsicana and Mrs. L. M. Cantrell of El Paso; a grandson; and three great-grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Paul Miller, C. F. Domlay, J. D. Dowd, Paul Dresser, R. L. Nix and Billy Sowell.

Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Dr. Will Miller, Dr. Charles H. Brown and Hal C. Johnson.

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Richard Mays Patton
Nov 18, 1904 - Mar 28, 1943

RICHARD M. PATTON DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL NOT SET

Richard M. Patton, age 38 years died at the home of his mother, Mrs. E. G. Patton, 1030 West Sixth avenue, Sunday night. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corsicana he had lived here all of his life.

Surviving are his mother, four brothers, Garrett N. Patton, Houston; Sgt. Paul Patton, Ellington Field; Pfc. James W. Patton, Fort Benning, Ga., Arthur J. Patton, Dumas; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Prine, Wichita Falls; Mrs. L. A. Myers, Wichita Falls and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 29, 1943 - submitted by Diane Richards

Brothers and sisters who attended the funeral of the late Richard M. Patton on Tuesday were Garrett Patton, Houston; Sgt. Paul Patton, Ellington Field; Pfc. James W. Patton, Ft. Benning, Ga., Arthur J. Patton, Dumas; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Prine, Wichita Falls; Mrs. L. A. Myers, Wichita Falls.

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Lenora Ann (Newton) Patton
Aug 27, 1873 - Nov 15, 1954

Mrs. M. Patton

Mrs. Lenora Ann Patton, 81, widow of the late M. Paton, died at the family home, 1030 West Sixth avenue, Monday night.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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

A native of Liberty County, Texas, Mrs. Patton had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county most of her life.

Surviving are four sons, Arthur J. Patton, Corsicana; G. N. and Paul Patton, both of Houston, and James W. Patton, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Jewel Prine and Mrs. Dollie Myers, both of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be V. C. Wright, Fullwood Boyd, Earl Boyd, Richard Parker, Joe Pierce and Elmer Purifoy.

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Clara Adell (Patton) Balcom
Apr 13, 1902 - Nov 26, 1952

Saturday Rites Set For Victim Of Home Blast

Mrs. W. H. Balcom, 59, died in the Memorial Hospital late Wednesday afternoon from burns and shock suffered when an explosion and fire destroyed the family home, 2120 West Collin street, at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Her husband, W. H. Balcom, who rescued her and sustained second degree burns, was improved Thursday. He was transferred to the Navarro clinic Wednesday night.

Funeral services for Mrs. Balcom will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m. burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors Listed
The services will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which both Mr. and Mrs. Balcom were active members.

Surviving are her husband, a son, W. H. (Bill) Balcom, Baylor Medical student, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Fogg, wife of a missionary, Bankok, Thailand; three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Alice McFarlin, Madison, Kansas; two brothers, Frank Patton, New Mexico, and other relatives.

Escaping natural gas, believed ignited by a spark from a woodburning fireplace, was blamed for the blast that tore out one side of the home and raised the roof by the impact.

Cable To Daughter.
A cablegram was sent Mrs. Fogg in Thailand advising of her mother’s death.

Balcom has long been district telephone supervisor for the Magnolia Pipe Line Company here.

Members of the family have requested that no flowers be sent and that instead a contribution be sent to the church for a memorial to Mrs. Balcom.

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Balcom

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Balcom, 50, who died in Memorial hospital late Wednesday afternoon from burns and shock, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

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

Mrs. Balcom was critically hurt at an early hour Wednesday when a gas explosion wrecked the family home, 2120 West Collin street, and then flames destroyed the wreckage along with a car belonging to the family. Mr. and Mrs. Balcom made their way from the burning structure. The husband is expecting to recover.

Escaping natural gas believed ignited by a wood-burning fireplace spark, was blamed for the blast.

Surviving are her husband, district telephone supervisor for the Magnolia Pipe Line Co., Corsicana; a son, W. H. Balcom, Jr., medical student, Baylor, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Fogg, wife of a missionary, Bankok, Thailand; three grandchildren; a sister, Alice McFarlin, Madison, Kans.; two brothers, Buster Patton, Chicago and Frank Patton, New Mexico; and other relatives.

Members of the family request that no flowers be sent, but instead contributions be sent to the Westminister Presbyterian church for a memorial to Mrs. Balcom.

Mr. and Mrs. Balcom were active members of this congregation.

Pallbearers will be T. R. Red, J. E. Craig, Eugene Stewart, Howard Allen, Ralph Stell and Robert Daniel.

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Mrs. W. H. Balcom Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. w. H. Balcom, 50, fatally burned Wednesday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which the Balcom family are prominent members. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Ralph Bucy assisted.

Mrs. Balcom died in Memorial Hospital late Wednesday afternoon. Her husband was also burned in the same fire following an explosion at the family home, 2120 West Collin Street, that wrecked the structure early Wednesday. He is expected to recover.

Flames destroyed the wrecked home following the explosion that was heard over an area of many blocks.

Escaping natural gas, believed ignited from a spark from a woodburning fireplace in the home was blamed for the blast.

Surviving are her husband, district telephone supervisor for the Magnolia Pipe Line Company, Corsicana; a son, W. H. Balcom, Jr., medical student, Baylor, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Fogg, wife of a missionary at Bangkok, Thailand; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Alice McFarlin, Madison, Kans., two brother, Buster Patton, Chicago and Frank Patton, New Mexico and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. R. Red, J. E. Craig, Eugene Stewart, Howard Allen, Ralph Stell and Robert Daniel.

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William Keeland Traylor
Jun 14, 1944 - Jun 22, 2009

Obituary for William Traylor
William Keeland Traylor born June 14, 1944 in Houston, Tx. to George and Zelma Anderson Traylor died June 20, 2009 at his residence in Houston. Funeral services are June 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm. with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.

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Leisa (Aston) Hengst
Mar 14, 1961 - May 20, 2019

Leisa Hengst Aston, age 59 passed away on May 20, 2019 at her home. She was born on March 14, 1961 in Corsicana to Jerry Mac Aston and Johnnie Faye Traylor.

Leisa was an early riser and without fail she would be reading her Bible and drinking her coffee every morning. Leisa treasured her children and loved her role as “Mimi”. She made friends everywhere she went. Her children all know that her love for them was unconditional. Leisa held her mother, Johnnie Traylor in the highest regard. She will be forever in our hearts and sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Mac Aston; and her grandparents; Vola Aston, Fay Ritter and John Ritter; and sister, Teresa Ivie.

Leisa is survived by her mother, Johnnie Faye Traylor; siblings, Marsha, Melissa, Michael and Mike Aston. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children; Philip Aston, Sara Aston, Robert Cosper, Robert Hengst, Steven Hengst and Jonathan Hengst; her grandchildren, Houston Cosper, Kinsley Hengst and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 2:30 – 3:30 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. at
Dresden Cemetery with Dr. Darren Heil officiating.
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Sammye Elizabeth (Barham) Griffin
Feb 27, 1932 - May 22, 2019

Sammye Griffin of Blooming Grove passed from this life Wednesday evening, May 22, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 27, 1932 in Blooming Grove to Samuel and Lottie Barham. She was a Den mother in the Cub Scouts for many years with her sons. She was a very good bowler, being apart of several bowling teams and winning many championships. She worked in the nursery at church and helped with Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed knitting, computers and watching the birds and she loved her cat, Lucy. Sammye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and infant son Gary Lee Griffin.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband of 66 years, Gordon Griffin; sons Gordon Griffin, Jr. and Robert Calvin Griffin; daughters-in-law, Debra Lou Griffin and Lisa Griffin; four grandchildren, Brandi, Jayne, Kyle and Erik; seven great grandchildren, Griffin, Kingsley, Dean, Duke, Nathan, Ayden and Emery; her beloved cat Lucy, Also, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019 at
Rose Hill Cemetery with Bro. Darren Heil and Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Pallbearers were Brandi Griffin, Jayne Griffin, Kyle Griffin, Erik Griffin, Allen Fred Barham and Thomas Oliphant.

The family would like to thank the faculty and staff if Navarro Regional Hospital along with New Century Hospice for their loving and excellent care in making Sammye's last days on earth comfortable.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sammye Griffin please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Ruth Elaine (Foster) Bittner
Nov 2, 1932 - May 21, 2019
 

Ruth Elaine Bittner was born on November 2, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas to Lewis Jefferson and Lida Mae Reese Foster. On August 12, 1950, she married Charles Bittner. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, West Campus.
Ruth passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the age of 86.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Charles Bittner; children, Ted Bittner and Brenda Bittner Harvey and her husband Michael Harvey; grandchildren, Claire Renee Harvey and her partner Tonya Martin, Stacey Bittner Soto and her husband Kevin Soto, and Sarah Quinn Bittner; brother, David Foster; great grandchildren, Connelly Martin Harvey, Colten Blanton, and Shelby Blanton.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Williams House at Second Baptist Church, West Campus, with Rev. Wallace Henley officiating.

Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home 1344 W. Grand Parkway South ~ Katy, Texas 77494 ~ (281) 391-2424

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Nannie J. Hail, Miss
Mar 29, 1874 - Dec 16, 1943

MISS NANNIE HAIL DIED EARLY TODAY FUNERAL FRIDAY

Miss Nannie J. Hail, resident of Corsicana for 40 years, died at her home here at an early hour Thursday morning, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Hail was the daughter of the late E. E. Hail, and a sister of the late Joe Hail, former sheriff of Navarro county. She was prominent in church and social circles.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Burleson, Corsicana; Mrs. Lou Allen, Mexia; Mrs. Fannie Bonner, Mexia; a number of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Hail Burleson, Robert Bates, Earl Boyo, Russell Porter, Ennis; George Allen, Marlin, and Ira Boltz. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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Miss Nannie Hail Buried in Oakwood Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Miss Nannie Hall, who died at her home here early Thursday morning were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bomfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters and other relatives.

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Elizabeth "Bessie" Hail, Miss
Mar 6, 1892 - Jun 29, 1972

Miss Hail

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Chapel for Miss Bessie Hail, 80, of Corsicana who died Thursday. Rev. Kenneth Williams was to officiate with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ira Boltz of Corsicana; a niece and other relatives.

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Miss Hail

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Chapel for Miss Bessie Hail, 80, of Corsicana who died Thursday. Rev. Kenneth Williams officiated and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ira Boltz of Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. R. A. Porter of Dallas; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. L. Temple, R. A. Porter, Gordon Miller and Alan Porter.

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Lue Anna (Wood) Shelton
Feb 1, 1887 – Aug 20, 1943

MRS. L. A. SHELTON DIED HERE FRIDAY; RITES ON SATURDAY

Mrs. L. A. Shelton, age 56 years, died at her home 1709 West Thirteenth Avenue Friday morning. Burial services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Assembly of God Church. Revs. G. W. Weathersbee, F. Ford, and J. H. Fuller will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Norman Shelton, Corsicana; Tucker Shelton, Ennis; Freddie B. Shelton, U. S. Army over seas; a daughter, Mrs. Rena Fuller, Kilgore; two brothers, John Wood, Ennis; Walter Woods, Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Wagner, Ennis; Mrs. Francis Richardson, Ennis; Mrs. Mary Goad, Carlsbad, N. M.; five step-sons, two step-daughters, 12 grandchildren and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. L. A. SHELTON

Funeral services for Mrs. L. A. Shelton, age 56 years, who died here Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon from the Assembly of God Church. Revs. G. W. Weatherbee, F. Ford and J. H. Fuller, conducted the rites. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, a daughter, two brothers, three sisters, five step-sons, two step-daughters, 12 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Gertrude (Dunn) Hyndman
Aug. 23, 1872 - Aug. 9, 1943

MRS. O. E. HYNDMAN DIED HERE MONDAY; RITES ON TUESDAY

Mrs. O. E. Hyndman, native of Corsicana, died at her home here Monday morning and funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock. Rev. A. A. Peacock pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hyndman had resided in Corsicana all her life and was active in church and social circles. She was the daughter or the late Capt. And Mrs. E. E. Dunn.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, Orville Hyndman, Leona; Edens Hyndman, Sherman; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Hyndman, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Edens, Corsicana; Mrs. John Watt, Mayfield, Ky.; two grandchildren, several nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be her nephews and great nephews, Allen Edens, Allen Edens, Jr.; Pole Edens, Jr., J. Wesley Edens, J. Wesley Edens, Jr., and Joe W. Wilson.

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RITES PLANNED AT 6 P.M. TUESDAY FOR MRS. O. E. HYNDMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. O. E. Hyndman, native of Corsicana who died Monday morning, were scheduled from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday evening at 11 o’clock. Rev. A. A. Peacock will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, a daughter, two sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be her nephews and great nephews.

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Edens Ellsworth Hyndman, Jr.
Feb 9, 1929 - Feb 25, 2009

Edens Hyndman Jr., 80, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Edens was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Corsicana. He retired from Vought Aircraft after 21 years of dedicated service.

Survivors: Daughter, Pamela Hyndman; sons, Randy Hyndman and wife, Qiuxiang, and Greg Hyndman and wife, Lynda; stepdaughters, Trina Clark and Robin Morgan; sister, Ruth Ann Hickman; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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  • Fort Worth Star Telegram - Feb 27, 2009
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • h/o Patsy Aileen (Melton) Hyndman & Virginia Marie (Shepler) Hyndman married May 2, 1962; s/o Edens Ellsworth Hyndman, Sr. & Ruth (Sutton) Hyndman

Orville Ellsworth Hyndman
Nov 28 1865 - Oct 7, 1953

Thursday Rites For O. E. Hyndman Dies Wednesday

O. E. Hyndman, 88, long-time Corsicana resident and business figure, died at his home, 1446 West Fourth avenue, early Wednesday.

He was engaged in the grocery business for years n the firm of Hyndman and Johnson, and then headed the candy manufacturing concern bearing his name. The late Harry Johnson was a partner in the Hyndman and Johnson grocery firm about the turn of the century.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Gertrude Hyndman, Corsicana; two sons, Orville D. Hyndman, Austin, and Edens Hyndman, Sherman; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Born in Illinois he came to Texas at the age of nine years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church of which he was a member.

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O. E. Hyndman Rites Thursday

Funeral services for O. E. Hyndman, 88, long-time Corsicana business man, who died at his home, 1446 West Fourth avenue, early Wednesday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of First Methodist church of which he was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

He was in the grocery business with the late Harry Johnson and later headed a candy manufacturing firm bearing his name.

Native of Illinois, he came to Texas at the age of nine years.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Gertrude Hyndman, Corsicana; two sons, Orville D. Hyndman, Austin, and Edens Hyndman, Sherman; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were H. E. Gardner, A. D. Belt, Jimmy Gordon, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, C. O. Curington, Joel Trimble and Joe M. Daniel.

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Jess Portwood Hamilton, 2nd Lieut.
Nov 14, 1892 - Oct 22, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. P. HAMILTON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. P. Hamilton, former resident of Corsicana who died in Tulsa, Okla., Friday afternoon, will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfolk, will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Hamilton was a veteran of World War I and was prominent in Masonic circles. He had been a resident of Tulsa for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Tulsa; his mother, Mrs. J. P. Hamilton, Corsicana; a brother, Floyd Hamilton, Simsbury, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Spruill and Mrs. George Bush, Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Romie Rascoe and Mrs. Emmett Byrd, Corsicana, several nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Curry, Curry Butler, Terry Fluker, Doc Redden, Lonnie Hosch, Romie Rascoe, A. A. Cox and W. E. Goodwin.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. P. HAMILTON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. P. Hamilton were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley chapel, with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. A resident of Tulsa, Okla., for a number of years, he died at his home there Friday.

Hamilton was a former resident of Corsicana. He held a commission as second lieutenant and served overseas in World War I. He held a responsible position with the Stanolin Oil Company for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Tulsa; his mother, Mrs. J. P. Hamilton, Corsicana; a brother, Floyd Hamilton, Simsbury, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Spruill and Mrs. George Bush, Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Romie Rascoe, and Mrs. Ernest Byrd, Corsicana; several nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Glen Curry, Curry Butler, Terry Fluker, Doc Redden, Lonnie Hosch, Romie Rascoe, A. A. Cox and W. E. Griffin.

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Thomas Richard “Dick” Bryan
May 9, 1855 - May 12, 1943

THOMAS R BRYANT DIED WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Thomas Richard (Dick) Bryant, age 84 years, died at his home here Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were planned for o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county he was well known here. He was engaged in business for a number of years at Mildred.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, T. S. Bryant, McAllen; Ebb Bryant, Edinburg; D. R. Bryant, Tyler; D. W. Bryant, Grapevine; W. J. Bryant, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Nash, Kilgore; Mrs. Myrtle Scaff, Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be V. L. Summerall, A. E. Foster, Ellis Salter, Jake Boyd, Otto Wood and Luther Cunningham. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 13, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Obit says Bryant but he is Bryan. h/o Lilla (Nash) Bryan; s/o R. M. Bryan & unknown (Heacock) Bryan per death certificate

Ella George Rogers, Miss
Aug 9, 1885 - May 9, 1943

MISS ELLA ROGERS STATE HOME TEACHED DIED HERE SUNDAY

Miss Ella George Rogers, teacher at the State Home for the past eleven years, died Sunday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Music will be furnished by the State Home choir.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Stella Marie Nelson, Austin and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be older boys from the State Home.

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RITES TUESDAY FOR MISS ELLA ROGERS WHO DIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for Miss Ella George Rogers, teacher in the State Home here for the past 11 years, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Miss Rogers died Sunday afternoon in the Navarro Clinic.

Surviving are a sister, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Bell, R. L. Shultz, Earl Thomas, Haskell Gregory, Ernest Roberts, Bruce Roberts, Charles Johnson and Lawrence Soape, members of the Senior class of the State Home.

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Clough Shelton, Sr.
Jan 22, 1870 - Dec 15, 1943

BARTLETT RESIDENT DIED IN TEMPLE; BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for Clough Shelton who died in a Temple hospital, Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites.

Shelton, resident of Bartlett for several years, was a former resident of Corsicana. Mrs. Shelton was before her marriage, Miss Otsie Bird, niece of the late Bank Sutherland Sutherland.

Surviving are his wife, Bartlett; son, Clough Shelton, Jr., Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Harlan, Shreveport, La., and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Ottsie (Bird) Shelton
Apr 6, 1884 - May 23, 1947

MRS. CLOUGH SHELTON FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Clough Shelton, 63, former Corsicana resident died at King’s Daughter Hospital, Temple, Friday afternoon and will be buried in Oakwood cemetery here Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Shelton was the former Miss Ottsie Bird of Corsicana.

Survivors include two children, Clough Shelton, Jr. of Dallas and Mrs. Charles Harlan of Shreveport; two brothers, Harry and Mark Bird, and a sister, Mrs. J. D. Gee of Paris, and two grandsons.

Services will be held at McCammon Funeral Home chapel at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, following a service at the Bartlett Methodist church at 1:30 p.m.

The Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor First Presbyterian Church, will conduct services.

Pallbearers will be H. A. Williams, Leslie Wareing, Ed Wareing, Oscar Bird, Arthur Wareing.

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MRS. CLOUGH SHELTON RITES HELD SUNDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Clough Shelton, age 63 years, former Corsicana resident, who died in Temple Friday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. An earlier service was held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Bartlett Methodist church.

Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the rites here.

Mrs. Shelton formerly Miss Ottsie Bird of Corsicana.

Surviving are two children, Clough Shelton, Jr., Dallas, and Mrs. Charles Harlan Shreveport; two brothers, Harry and Mark Bird, and a sister, Mrs. J. D. Gee, Paris, and two grandsons.

Pallbearers were H. A. Williams, Leslie Wareing, Edgar Wareing, Oscar Bird and Arthur Wareing.

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Omega (Spikes) Bell
Apr 10, 1877 - Aug 28, 1964

Mrs. Dan Bell Expires Friday, Rites Sunday

Mrs. Dan Bell, 87, of Barry died in Memorial hospital Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at Barry, of which she was a member, Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church.

Native of Mississippi, Mrs. Bell had resided at Barry 40 years.

Surviving are three sons, A. J. and W. L. Bell, both of Barry and T. E. Bell, Bakersfield, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Parks, Barry; 16 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Allen and Mrs. Betty Hamilton, both of Dallas; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Parks, James Parks, Billy Bell, Don Parks, Tom Spikes and Calvin Holloway.

Corley will direct.

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Rites Sunday For Mrs. Bell

Final rites for Mrs. Dan Bell, 87, of Barry, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday night were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church of Barry, of which she was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church.

Native of Mississippi, Mrs. Bell had resided at Barry 40 years.

Surviving are three sons, A. J. and W. L. Bell, both of Barry and T. E. Bell, Bakersfield, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Parks, Barry; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Allen and Mrs. Betty Hamilton, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Parks, James Parks, Billy Bell, Don Parks, Tom Spikes and Calvin Holloway.

Corley directed.

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Thomas McCammon Spikes
Dec 3, 1914 - Oct 19, 1984

Thomas McCammon Spikes, 69, founder and mayor of Retreat died Friday morning at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Eugene Wood and the Rev. Dale Reed officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Spikes was a former vice president of Oil City Iron Works and was a captain in the Army in Europe during World War II. He was commander of the National Guard in Corsicana after World War II. He was also a former president of the Red Cross and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha Spikes of Retreat; a daughter, Margaret Herman of Bethlehem Township, New Jersey; a son, Thomas M. Spikes, Jr. of Fairfield; and two sisters, Mary Frances Ralph of Clifton and Evelyn Hall of Georgetown.

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Samuel Levy Spikes
Feb 22, 1879 - Feb 16, 1956

Samuel L. Spikes Expires Thursday; Services Friday

Samuel L. Spikes, 76, died at his home 1238 West Fifth avenue, early Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, and Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church of Eureka.

Born, Feb. 22, 1879, at Crystal Springs, Miss., Spikes had resided in Corsicana since seven years of age.

A retired employe of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, Spikes was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was active in the veterans organization.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Camille M. Spikes, Corsicana; a son, Tom M. Spikes, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Ralph, Clifton, and Mrs. W. R. Hall, Jr., Belton; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Hamilton, Mrs. Ernestine Goodwin, and Mrs. Johnnie Barnes, all of Dallas; and Mrs. Van Bell, Barry, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Stewart, Bert Nicol, Charlie McQuiston, Henry Walker, Fields Paul, J. F. (Speedy) Adams and W. H. Balcom.

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Friday Services For Sam Spikes

Funeral services for Samuel L. Spikes, 76, who died at the family home Thursday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, and Rev. Henry M. Bailey, minister of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka.

A native of Mississippi, Spikes had resided in Corsicana since seven years of age. A retired employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, he also was a Spanish-American War veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Camille M. Spikes, Corsicana; a son, Tom M. Spikes, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Ralph, Clifton, and Mrs. W. R. Hall, Jr., Belton; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Hamilton, Mrs. Ernestine Goodwin, and Mrs. Johnnie Barnes, all of Dallas; and Mrs. Van Bell, Barry, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugene Stewart, Bert Nicol, Charlie McQuiston, Henry Walker, Fields Paul, J. F. (Speedy) Adams and W. H. Balcom.

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Ernestine (Spikes) Goodwin-Allen
Sep 2, 1882 - Nov 9, 1977

Mrs. Allen

Graveside services were to be at 4:30 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Ernestine Spikes Allen, 95, resident of Dallas, who died yesterday in Dallas. She was a former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include a great-niece and a great-nephew.

The Rev. Eugene Wood was to officiate.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

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William E. Mondell
Jan 21, 1888 - Feb 2, 1943

Wm. E. Mondell Died in El Paso; Be Buried Here

William E. Mondell died Tuesday night at El Paso and the body will arrive here Friday morning for interment. Funeral arrangements have not been announced pending word from relatives.

Sutherland -McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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William E. Mondell Rites on Friday

Funeral services for William E. Mondell, who died at El Paso Tuesday night, will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Masons will have charge at the grave.

Attention Masons.
You are requested to attend a call meeting of the Corsicana Lodge Friday afternoon at the Temple at 2 o’clock for the purpose of attending the funeral of W. E. Mondell which will be held at 3 o’clock—T. J. Taylor, Sec.

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William E. Mondell Buried in Oakwood Cemetery on Friday

Funeral services for William E. Mondell were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Masons had charge at the grave.

Mr. Mondell died at El Paso Tuesday night.

Pallbearers were H. B. Bomar, Ben Delahay, L. M. Morton, E. M. Polk, Jr., Isadore Goldberg and Jack Kent.

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