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Samuel Alexander Norwood
Dec 2, 1870 - Oct 16, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR S. A. NORWOOD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for S. A. Norwood, age 72 years, who died in Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery and the rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon.

A resident of the Pickett community for many years he was well known over the county as well as in his community.

Survivors are his wife, Pickett; three sons, Clifton Norwood, Laird Hill; Ewell Norwood, Corsicana; Preston Norwood, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Fred D. Mitchell, Mexia; Mrs. M. A. Bennett and Mrs. D. B. Christie, both of Corsicana; three brothers, J. E. Norwood, Corsicana; G. W. Norwood, Humble; R. C. Norwood, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. R. M. Holley, Skellyville; Mrs. G. E. Pryor, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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James Carroll Highnote
Sep 19, 1861 - May 27, 1943

J. C. HIGHNOTE DIED THURSDAY MORNING; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

J. C. Highnote, age 81 years, died at his home 1105 South Eighteenth street, Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland – McCammon chapel. Rev. Jack Goff will conduct the services and interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Mr. Highnote had resided here all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Pfc. James Highnote, Pvt. Joseph Highnote, Pvt. John Highnote, all of Camp McCoy, Wis.; Charlie Highnote, Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Madge Highnote, Corsicana; Emma Bell Highnote, Corsicana: Lottie Geneva Highnote, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. J. D. Ingham, Corsicana; a brother, J. A. Highnote, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 27, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lottie Bell (Orange) Highnote; s/o James Henderson Highnote and Elinor “Nellie” (White) Hackler-Highnote buried in Cosgrove cemetery

Lottie Bell (Orange) Highnote
May 31, 1890 - May 28, 1962

Mrs. Highnote Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Lottie B. Highnote, 72, formerly of Corsicana, died in Parkland Hospital Dallas, Monday afternoon.

Native of Bowling Green, Ky., Mrs. Highnote resided in Navarro County 56 years prior to moving to Dallas four years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Jim Highnote, Corsicana; Dick, John and Charlie Highnote, all of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. R. C. Holland and Mrs. Rufus Johnson, both of Dallas, and Mrs. B. W. Bolton, Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Williamson and Mrs. Bessie Bell, both of Dallas; a brother, Elmer R. Orange, Bowling Green, Ky., and other relatives.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. F. L. Livaudias of Dallas.

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Hold Services Mrs. Highnote

Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie B. Highnote, 72, who died in Parkland hospital, Dallas, Monday, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. F. L. Livaudias of Dallas. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Native of Bowling Green, Ky., Mrs. Highnote resided in Navarro county for 56 years prior to moving to Dallas four years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Jim Highnote, Corsicana; Dick, John and Charlie Highnote, all of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. R. C. Holland and Mrs. Rufus Johnson, both of Dallas, and Mrs. B. W. Bolton, Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Williamson and Mrs. Bessie Bell, both of Dallas; a brother, Elmer R. Orange, Bowling Green, Ky., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dean Ingham, Gene Ingham, John Ingham, Clint Sheppard, W. R. Tipton, and Loyd Averitt.

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Sarah Cornelia "Sallie" (Freeman) Dockery
Jan 19, 1877 - Aug 25, 1943

MRS. SALLIE DOCKERY DIED ON WEDNESDAY; RITES ON THURSDAY

Mrs. Sallie Dockery age 66 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night following a brief illness. Funeral services are planned for 6 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Revs. Jack Goff and W. R. Hall will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Pierce and Leland Dockery, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Della Williams, Corsicana; two brothers, John M. Freeman, Corsicana; H. M. Freeman, Waxahachie; a sister, Mrs. Anna Stuckey, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Newman, E. B. Green, Woodrow Easley, W. L. Stewart, Price Pate and Raymond Davidson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 26, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o R. Dickson Dockery buried in Younger cemetery d/o Edward David Freeman buried Dresden cemetery and Kathryn “Kit” (O’Neal) Freeman per death certificate informant John M. Freeman - Step mother Altha Annie (Nichols) Chapman-Freeman buried in Dresden cemetery (Altha’s obit says Sarah is her daughter and the rest of the Freemans are step children )

Sarah T. “Sallie” (Oden) Radford-Young
Feb 10, 1856 - Mar 29, 1920

FORMERLY RESIDED AT ANGUS

Mrs. Sallie Young Died at Wichita Falls Last Monday Night.

Mrs. Sallie Young, widow of the late Joe Young, who was for many years a resident of the Angus community, died at Wichita Falls Monday night, and the remains reached here at 11:15 this morning over the Houston and Texas Central railroad, and the funeral took place from the Union Station, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased is survived by four sons, Will Radford of Dallas, a son by her first marriage, and Warren Young of Angus and Tarrant and Claude Young of Wichita Falls.

The deceased was well known by many of our older citizens and was highly esteemed. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. W. Clark of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, and the last sad rites were well attended.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Wed., Mar 31, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William M. Radford married Aug 15, 1869 Freestone county Texas 2nd husband Joseph Davis Young married Nov 13, 1877 Navarro county Texas d/o George Oden & Caroline (Davis) Oden

James William Hux
Dec 28, 1875 - Dec 31, 1943

J. W. HUX PASSED AWAY FRIDAY AND RITES NOT YET SET

J. W. Hux, age 68 years, died at his home, 1115 West Sixteenth avenue Friday afternoon following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are not complete pending the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. Paul Kemnitz, Corsicana; two sons, James and William Hux, Dallas; an adopted daughter, Miss Dorothy French, Corsicana, six grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Funeral Services Were Held Saturday For J. W. Hux, age 68 years, who died at his home here Friday afternoon, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. W. K. McGuire conducted the rites. Interment was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, two sons, an adopted daughter, six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. R. Deskin, J. M. Pugh, Edgar Wilson, James Wilson, Martin Sirman and Luther Loftis.

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Funeral Services Were Held Saturday For J. W. Hux

Funeral services for J. W. Hux, age 68 years, who died at his home here Friday afternoon were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. W. K. McGuire conducted the rites. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, two sons, an adopted daughter, six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. R. Deskin, J. M. Pugh, Edgar Wilson, James Wilson, Martin Sirman and Luther Loftis.

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Alma E. Pugh, Miss
Feb 5, 1899 - Feb 3, 1976

Alma Pugh

Funeral services will be held for Miss Alma E. Pugh, 76, at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Miss Pugh died Tuesday morning in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery and David Hale will officiate at the services.

Miss Pugh was a native of Angus. She is survived by her brother, Allen Pugh, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Gladice Pritchard and Mrs. Ilene Marsh, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Thomas Pritchard, Sam Pugh, Dan Pugh, Bobby Pugh, Aubrey Hayes, and Jerry Cagle.

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Douglas Alvin Stewart
Oct 5, 1942 - Jun 3, 1943

Funeral Services Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Douglas Stewart, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Stewart, who died Thursday in the Methodist Hospital at Dallas, were held at 2 o’clock Friday, afternoon from the Corley Chapel D. W. Thurman, minister of the Church of Christ, conducted the rites. Burial was in
Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Stewart, Pursley; a sister, Nancy Jane Stewart, Pursley; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. S. A. York, Pursley, and other relatives.

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Julia Nanerle (York) Stewart
May 31, 1910 - Feb 17, 1977

Mrs. Stewart

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Julia Nanerle Stewart, 67, resident of Purdon, who died Thursday in Waco.

James Gaines will officiate with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband E. F. Stewart of Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. Larry McKesson of Fort Worth; two sons, E. F. Stewart, Jr. and John Terry Stewart, both of Corsicana; a brother, Robert York of Richland; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth LaGrone of Houston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 17, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Evan Frank “Whitt” Stewart, Sr. married Dec. 23, 1939; d/o Samuel Alexander York & Julia (Erskine) York

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Mrs. Stewart

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Julia Nanerle Stewart, resident of Pursley, who died Thursday in Waco.

Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Among the list of survivors include her mother, Mrs. Julia E. York of Houston.

Pallbearers are W. L. Pursley, W. W. Pryor, Frank Felz, Lee Hardin, Wayne Brown, and Charles Capehart.

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Richard Larry Bone
Jan 25, 1943 - Jan 26, 1943

Infant Died Tuesday Night; Funeral on Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Richard Larry Bone, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Bone, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Bone; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bone, Corbet and grandmother, Mrs. J. E. Henry, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Andrew Marshall Bean
Sep 2, 1880 - Dec 4, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR A. M. BEAN

Funeral services for A. M. Bean, 63 years, who died at his home here Saturday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Robert F. Bristol conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, Allen Leroy Bean, Houston; Douglas Bean, Houston; William Bean, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Rangle, Dallas; Mrs. Gladys, Honea, Corsicana; Helen Jean Bean, Corsicana; two brothers, Roy Bean, and P. L. Bean, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Abernathy, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 6, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cora Frances (Lugg) Bean-Broussard married May 21, 1912; s/o L. R. Bean & Lillie (Williams) Bean per death certificate

Allen Leroy Bean
Mar 4, 1913 - Jan 18, 1975

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery for Allen Leroy Bean, 61, resident of Conroe who died Friday in Conroe.

Rev. C. C. Scoggins will officiate. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Texarkana.

Survivors include his widow of Conroe; a son, Allen Wesley Bean of Willis; his mother, Mrs. Cora Broussard of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Henderson of Corsicana, Mrs. Gladys Ratliff of Mesquite, and Mrs. Frances Rangel of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; two brothers, William Lesley Bean of Farmersville and Marshall Douglas Bean of Detroit, Mich.

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Mary Etta (Highnote) Pugh
Dec 19, 1876 - May 16, 1954

Mrs. H. H. Pugh Dies Saturday

Mrs. H. H. Pugh, native of Navarro county, died early Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Mrs. Pugh was the former Mary Etta Highnote and was born in the Retreat community. Her husband was connected with the Magnolia Petroleum company and after his retirement, returned to the Retreat community. Mrs. Pugh resided at Retreat until about a year ago when she moved to Corsicana.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. W. T. McKee and Mrs. H. H. Lynd, both of Corsicana; Mrs. W. O. Wise, San Antonio, and Mrs. Tom Pugh, Beaumont; two brothers, Charles and Eugene Highnote, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Sunday Services For Mrs. Pugh

Funeral services for Mrs. H. H. Pugh, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister at the Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Pugh resided in Dallas for many years prior to the retirement of her late husband, connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company for a long time. She made her home in the Retreat community, where she was born, until about a year ago when she moved to Corsicana. She was the former Miss Mary Etta Highnote.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. W. T. McKee and Mrs. H. H. Lynd, both of Corsicana; Mrs. W. O. Wise, San Antonio, and Mrs. Tom Pugh, Beaumont; two brothers, Charles and Eugene Highnote, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ralph Pugh, John Pugh, Clifton Pugh, Charles Pugh, Curtis Pugh and Wilson Dosser, all nephews.

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Shirley Gene Hayes
Jan 23, 1943 - Jul 24, 1943

Funeral Rites for Infant Saturday

Funeral services for Shirley Gene Hayes, six months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Hayes, Purdon, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Thomas and Kenneth, two sisters, Dannielle and Karen Lee Hayes, all of Purdon; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Henderson, Richland; Mrs. Lola Hayes, Purdon, and other relatives.

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Thomas Alexander Henderson
Sep 29, 1877 - Apr 11, 1951

T. A. Henderson Dies On Tuesday

Thomas Alexander Henderson, 83, of Richland, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at Richland Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. M. Cloud, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; two sons, Seth Henderson, Albuquerque, N. M., and Thomas L. Henderson, Odessa; six daughters, Mrs. O. C. Chapman, Retreat; Mrs. Eldridge Hayes, Purdon; Mrs. P. A. Chauvin, Sanderson; Mrs. Ruby Gordon, Corsicana; Mrs. George White and Mrs. R. C. Henderson, both of Houston; 17 grandchildren, two brothers, Caswell Henderson, Fort Worth, and Joe Henderson, Walters, Okla., and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley directs.

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William Thomas Lynch
abt 1883 - Jun 28, 1943

FUNERAL RITES ARE PLANNED HERE FOR WILLIAM T. LYNCH

William T. Lynch, age 59, years, died Monday in Los Angeles, Calif., and the body will be returned here for burial. Services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel and will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Pittman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, Hugh Lynch, Fort Worth; Mack Lynch, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Riddles, Dallas; Mrs. H. C. Reed, Angus, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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RITES SCHEDULED SATURDAY MORNING WILLIAM T. LYNCH

Funeral services for William T. Lynch, age 59 years, who died Monday in Los Angeles, Calif., will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Clyde Pittman will conduct the rites and interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, Hugh Lynch, Fort Worth; Mack Lynch, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Riddles, Dallas; Mrs. H. C. Reed, Angus, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bert Jones, Lee Haynes, Ed Reed, Roy Reed, Dee Bonner and Clarence Bonner.

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Mack Abner Lynch
Dec 30, 1887 - Jun 18, 1972

M. A. Lynch

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mack A. Lynch, 84, who lived in Corsicana for the past 13 years. He died Sunday in Mansfield. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include two sons, T. V. Lynch, of Arlington, Leslie O. Lynch of Pensacola, Florida, 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Averitt, Charles W. Pugh, Vernon Goforth, Bill Ponder, Harold Scott, Larry Paul Averitt.

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Katie Amanda (Lynch) Reed
Jan 11, 1874 - Jun 13, 1959

Mrs. H. C. Reed Rites Monday

Mrs. H. C. Reed, 85, former Angus resident, died in Houston, Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Houston; four sons, E. F. Reed, Kingsville; L. A. Reed, Corpus Christi; M. L. and C. D. Reed, both of Angleton; two daughters, Miss Lola Reed, Houston; and Mrs. Charles Pugh, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mattie Riddles, Dallas; a brother, Mack Lynch, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carlton Lynch, Vernon Lynch, Alex Lynch, Bob Reed, W. L. Burton, Jr. and Marvin Screws.

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Tracy Coleman Grantham
Jun 20, 1943 - Jul 1, 1943

Services Thursday For Infant Son

Funeral services for Tracy Coleman Grantham, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Grantham, Corsicana, who died Thursday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 6 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Neely, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Grantham, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Franklin Wilton Durr
Sep 1, 1896 - Mar 25, 1962

Frank W. Durr Rites Tuesday

Final rites for Franklin Wilton Durr were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor, Northside Baptist church officiating. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Marlin but long-time resident of Corsicana, Mr. Durr, 65 years, died Sunday in Memorial hospital after a lingering illness.

He was formerly connected with a Corsicana laundry but recently he was dispatcher for a local cab company.

Surviving are his widow of Corsicana; two brothers, Lister Durr, Houston, and Louis Durr, Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. R. A. Brantner, Houston, and Mrs. Johnny Nutt, Longview; two nephews, Dickey and Bobby Durr, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Amos Harwell, Lloyd Carraway, Jack Bigony, Herman Goodman, Johnny McSpadden and John Spencer.

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Jennie Jessie (Hamilton) McCuiston
Feb 29, 1876 - Jan 31, 1955

Mrs. McCuiston Services Tuesday

Mrs. F. P. McCuiston, 78, life-long resident of the White’s Chapel, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. McCuiston died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning following a brief illness.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Bridges, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church; Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Mabank Methodist minister.

Mrs. McCuiston was a Baptist.

Mrs. McCuiston was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hamilton, pioneer Navarro county residents.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. C. A. Still, Corsicana; a son, L. A. McCuiston, Dennison; two grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Jack Megarity, Corsicana; two brothers, Walter N. Hamilton, Corsicana, and Dr. Fred Hamilton, Fort Worth, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Hamilton, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Hamilton, Walker Green, Lee Megarity and Maurice Pollock, all nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 1, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Franklin Pierce McCuiston; d/o Christopher Columbus “Kit” Hamilton & Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” (Moody) Hamilton

Walter Neal Hamilton
Dec 23, 1882 - Apr 20, 1958

Walter Hamilton Expires Sunday, Services Tuesday

Walter Hamilton, 75, native of Black Hills, retired farmer, died in Twilight Home Sunday following several years illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Hamilton was a member of the Missionary Baptist church and the Masonic Lodge. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kit Hamilton, Navarro county pioneers. He was married to Miss Neva Gale Poole, May 6, 1914, who died June 6, 1954.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank A. Merrell and Mrs. H. Maurice Pollock, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Paul Conn, Jr., Richland; a brother, Fred Hamilton, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Jack Megarity, Corsicana; nine grandchildren and other relatives. A son Neal Hamilton, died in 1940.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Johnson, Artis Drain, Clarence Pevehouse, Robert Lee, Murry Basham, Eugene Caskey, Garland Gray , Otis Atkeisson.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 21, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Neva Gale (Poole) Hamilton married May 6, 1914 buried in Black Hills cemetery; s/o Christopher Columbus “Kit” Hamilton & Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” (Moody) Hamilton

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Walter Hamilton Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Walter Hamilton, 75, native of Black Hills, retired farmer, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor, and Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Hamilton died in the Twilight Home Sunday morning following a several years’ illness. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church and the Masonic Lodge and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kit Hamilton, Navarro county pioneers.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank A. Merrell and Mrs. H. Maurice Pollock, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Paul Conn, Jr., Richland; a brother, Fred Hamilton, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Jack Megarity, Corsicana; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Johnson, Artis Drain, Clarence Pevehouse, Robert Lee, Murry Basham, Eugene Caskey, Garland Gray , Otis Atkeisson.

McCammon directed.

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Louise Berneti “Neti” (McCuiston) Dunton
Mar 8, 1869 - May 16, 1957

Mrs. J. A. Dunton Dies Thursday, Services Friday

Mrs. J. A. Dunton, 88, life-long resident of this community, died at the family home, 717 North Thirty-Seventh street, Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 5 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Methodist church, of which she was a long-time member.

Surviving are two sons, Joe H. and Frank Dunton, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. S. C. Ladden, Dallas; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, F. P. McCuiston, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ben Jordan, L. W. Keathley, Roy A. Brown, A. H. Ganze, Noel D. Hook and C. D. Pevehouse.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Dunton

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Dunton, 88, who died at the family home, 717 North Thirty-Seventh street, Thursday afternoon, were held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 5 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Methodist church of which she was a long-time resident.

Mrs. Dunton was born in the White’s Chapel-Black Hills area immediately northwest of Corsicana and had resided in this vicinity all of her life.

Surviving are two sons, Joe H. and Frank Dunton, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. S. C. Ladden, Dallas; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, F. P. McCuiston, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ben Jordan, L. W. Keathley, Roy A. Brown, A. H. Ganze, Noel D. Hook and C. D. Pevehouse.

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David Lee Mims
May 1, 1943 - Jun 9, 1943

MONTH-OLD BABY, DAVID LEE MIMS, DIED LAST NIGHT

David Lee Mims, month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mims of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. J. Slone, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gray and Mrs. Bertha Dew, all of Corsicana. The father is now in the U. S. Army.

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Miles Davison “Doc” Clarkston
Jul 28, 1883 - May 26, 1970

M. D. Clarkston Dies Tuesday

Miles D. Clarkston, 85, died Tuesday morning in the Hillard Home. He was a native of Huntsville, Ala., and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, C. W. and Ed Clarkston both of Corsicana and one sister Mrs. Ellen Lowrey of Corsicana.

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Clarkston Rites

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home for Miles (Doc) Clarkston, who died Tuesday morning at the Hilliard Home. The rites were conducted by the Revs. B. W. Johnson and Bill Nichols with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, and one sister.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 27, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Fay “Maggie” (Golden) Franks-Clarkston; s/o Charles W. Clarkston & Jane Eliza (Green) Clarkston

Robert Frances Bone
Apr 29, 1898 - Feb 8, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR ROBERT F. BONE

Funeral services for Robert F. Bone, age 44 years, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. W. K. McGuire, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. Bone died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon. He was a native of Navarro county and was well known.

Surviving are his wife, Pickett; two sons, James Lloyd Bone, U. S. Army; Homer Bone, Pickett; a daughter, Myrtle Bone, Pickett; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bone, Corbet; three brothers, Fred Bone, Corsicana; Dave Bone, Hearn, Claude Bone, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Mae Bates, Brownwood; Mrs. Louise Wade, Corsicana; two uncles, Charlie and West Bone, Grand Saline and other relatives.

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Pinkney Elmer Holloway
Feb 11, 1882 - Sep 3, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES HERE MONDAY FOR P. E. HOLLOWAY

Funeral services for P. E. Holloway, age 61 years, who died at Pampa Friday afternoon were held from the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Dillard W. Thurman, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, conducted the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Pampa; two brothers, Price Holloway, Corsicana; B. S. Holloway, Plainview; a sister, Mrs. Joe Magness, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John G. Newman, R. L. Holloway, B. Holloway, Ernest Holloway, Muril Holloway, Vance Holloway and Elmo Bristow.

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P. E. HOLLOWAY DIED AT PAMPA; BE BURIED HERE

P. E. Holloway, age 61 years, died at Pampa Friday afternoon and the body will be brought here for interment. Funeral services will be held sometime Monday from the Corley Chapel and interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Pampa; two brothers, Price Holloway, Corsicana; B. S. Holloway, Plainview; a sister, Mrs. Joe Magness, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 4, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Zudie Missouri (Nichols) Holloway (Zudie has a double monument in Hamilton Beeman with her husband Pinkney Elmer but is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Midland, Tx. with a flat bronze monument) s/o Robert Lafayette “Fate” Holloway and Irene Tennessee “Tenie” (Skinner) Holloway

Mary Dulaney (Woods) Roman
Feb 2, 1859 - Oct 9, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. MARY ROMAN WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Roman, age 84 years, who died in Hillsboro Saturday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a son, M. R. Roman, Corbet; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Scoggins, Ennis; Mrs. H. T. Hazelwood, Waco; Mrs. John Cagle, Hillsboro; Mrs. John Hobson, Blum; a sister, Mrs. Inez Mitchell, Virginia; 24 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Beeman, Harvey Beeman, Henry Hazelwood, Sam Tucker, Lawrence Womack and Will Archie.

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J. T. Wigley
Jan 17, 1906 - Sep 10, 1943

J. T. WIGLEY DIED IN KENTUCKY; TO BE BURIED CORSICANA

J. T. Wigley, native of Corsicana and a resident of the city practically all of his life, died in Paducah, Ky., and the body will be sent here of interment. Funeral arrangements are not complete but the services will probably be held sometime Monday.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Wigley, Corsicana; four brothers, H. M. Wigley, Dallas; Melvin Wigley, Corsicana; Edwin Wigley, Corsicana; Rufus N. Wigley, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. A. J. Whistler, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Lula Ellen Fesmire
Apr 2, 1891 - May 9, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES MISS LULA FESMIRE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Miss Lula Fesmire, aged 52 years, who died at her home, 912 South Fifteenth street Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Angus, Miss Fesmire moved to Corsicana about 20 years ago and has been a resident of the city since that time. She was the daughter of the late M. L. Fesmire.

Surviving are a brother, B. H. Fesmire, California; three sisters, Miss Lizzie Fesmire, Corsicana; Mrs. Ollie Soape, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John H. Sullivan, F. C. Paul, Robert Davidson, Dr. L. C. Polk, Dr. H. A. Juengerman, A. F. Mitchell and E. J. Dunlap.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the funeral.

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Myrtle Troylene Harris
Mar 9, 1943 - Oct 3, 1943

TRINIDAD BABY’S RITES BE HELD IN CORSICANA CHAPEL

Myrtle Troylene Harris, aged seven months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benton Harris, Trinidad, died Monday night at Trinidad, and funeral services will be held from the Corley chapel but the hour has not been announced. Rev. J. E. Inlow will conduct the rites.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benton Harris, Trinidad; four sisters, Hazel, Edna, Polly Harris, all of Trinidad; Exa Harris, Corsicana; two brothers, Munroe Harris, Corsicana; James Harris, U. S. Navy; grandmother, Mrs. Lina Harris, Trinidad; grandfather, J. T. Seale, Richland, and other relatives.

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Rites for Little Child Wednesday

Funeral services for Myrtle Troylene Harris, seven-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benton Harris, Trinidad, who died Monday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. J. E. Inlow conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, two brothers and other relatives.

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Evelyn (Flynn) Poe
Oct 28, 1882 - Dec 15, 1943

MRS. ARTHUR POE DIED AT NAVARRO WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Arthur Poe died at her home in Navarro Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church at Navarro with Rev. Mr. Goodman conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur Poe, Navarro; a son, Walton Poe, U. S. Navy; a brother, L. F. Flynn, Corsicana; a half-brother, W. W. Dozier, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Will Shields, Brady Turns, Jote Goodin, Ab Marsh, John Patton, Joe L. Baker, John W. Cannon and Minafee Scruggs.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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MRS. ARTHUR POE DIED AT NAVARRO WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Arthur Poe died at her home in Navarro Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church at Navarro with Rev. Mr. Goodman conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Arthur Poe, Navarro; a son, Walton Poe, U. S. Navy; a brother, L. F. Flynn, Corsicana; a half-brother, W. W. Dozier, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Will Shields, Brady Turns, Jote Goodin, Ab Marsh, John Patton, Joe L. Baker, John W. Cannon and Minafee Scruggs.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Mrs. Arthur Poe Of Navarro Buried Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur Poe, who died at her home in Navarro Wednesday night, were held from the Baptist church at Navarro Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Mr. Goodman conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a son, two brothers, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Edward Christopher “Ed” O’Neill, Jr.
Jul 8, 1896 - Aug 24, 1961

Ed O’Neill Dies Thursday

Edward C. (Ed) O’Neill, 64, native of Corsicana, retired drilling contractor, of Grayville, Ill., died Thursday afternoon. He had resided at Grayville about 30 years.

Surviving are his widow and two sons, Neil O’Neill and Jack O’Neill, all of Grayville; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. W. Kirke Steele, Angus and Mrs. Paul F. Glass, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Graveside rites will be held at Hamilton cemetery Monday at 11 a.m. with McCammon directing.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 25, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Nora (Donaho) O’Neill married May 12, 1918 2nd wife unknown; s/o Edward Christopher “Ed” O’Neill & Mary Beulah (Van Patten) O’Neill

Wyyett Edward Beasley
Jul 1, 1888 - Jul 7, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD THURSDAY FOR W. E. BEASLEY

Funeral services for W. E. Beasley, age 55 years, who died Wednesday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Kermit Beasley, Denver, Colo., a daughter, Mrs. L. J. Chapman, Corsicana; three brothers, J. G. Beasley and W. H. Beasley, both of Corsicana; W. L. Beasley, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Teague and Mrs. L. M. Mitchell, Fort Worth, his mother, Mrs. J. J. Beasley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. R. Adams, O. E. Burns, M. C. Legge, J. A. Headspeath, J. J. Teague and J. C. Young.

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Mary Jane (Sharp) Beasley
Nov 3, 1861 - Apr 10, 1955

Monday Services For Mrs. Beasley

Mrs. Mary J. Beasley, 93, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Fort Worth Sunday. She was a native of Roane.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracy A. Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Mrs. Beasley was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, J. S. And W. H. Beasley, both of Corsicana, and W. L. Beasley, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. L. M. Mitchell and Mrs. Joe Teague both of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. P. A. Simpson, Corsicana; Mrs. Ann Garner, Cleburne, and Mrs. Lou Starr, Dallas; a brother, Nat Conner, Grand Prairie, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 11, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Jessie Beasley; d/o George Washington Sharp & Matilda Frances (Cockrell) Sharp-Conner (Matilda is buried in Conner Family Cemetery)

Susie (Averitt) Beasley
Jul 16, 1893 - Mar 21, 1961

Mrs. Beasley Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Beasley, native of Navarro county who died Tuesday in West Columbia, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Rev. J. C. Coffee, Jr., former pastor of the Central Baptist church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie J. Chapman, West Columbia; a son, Kermit Beasley, Oregon; three grandchildren, a brother Jesse Averitt and three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Slate, Mrs. Bessie Tomlin and Miss Alice Averitt, all of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Beasley Rites Friday

Final rites for Mrs. Susie Beasley, 67, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., former pastor of the Central Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Arkansas who was born Jul. 16, 1893, Mrs. Beasley was a long-time resident of Navarro county. For the past three years she had resided at west Columbia, where she died Tuesday.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie J. Chapman, West Columbia; a son, Kermit Beasley, Oregon; three grandchildren, a brother Jesse Averitt and three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Slate, Mrs. Bessie Tomlin and Miss Alice Averitt, all of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Beasley Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Beasley, 67, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., former pastor of the Central Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Beasley, a long-time Navarro county resident, died Tuesday at West Columbia, where she had resided the past three years.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie J. Chapman, West Columbia; a son, Kermit Beasley, Oregon; three grandchildren, a brother Jesse Averitt and three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Slate, Mrs. Bessie Tomlin and Miss Alice Averitt, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Wallace Tomlin, J. B. Redden, Lynn Tomlin, Paul Baggett, Glynn Tomlin and Loyd Averitt.

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George Thomas Duncan
Apr 7, 1878 - Aug 3, 1943

Hubbard man Buried Hamilton Cemetery

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Wednesday for G. T. Duncan, 65, who died at his home in Hubbard Tuesday. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery, southwest of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife five children, sister, two brothers, and seven grandchildren. One brother, W. Z. Duncan, resides at Kerens.

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Leonard Memmie Nowell
Jul 24, 1896 - Jul 22, 1943

LEONARD M. NOWELL BURIED THURSDAY AT HAMILTON CEMETERY

Leonard Memmie Nowell, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, died Wednesday night and funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made. Rev. Clyde Pittman conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife; his mother, Mrs. L. E. Nowell, three brothers, B. B. and O. T. Nowell, Corsicana; C. H. Nowell, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. F. K. Hicks, Beaumont and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 26, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ada (Patterson) Nowell s/o John Henry Sylvester Nowell buried Mount Vernon cemetery, Houston county, Tex. & Lula Eva (Taylor) Nowell buried in Oakwood

Lula Eva (Taylor) Nowell
Feb 23, 1865 - Nov 15, 1952

Mrs. L. E. Nowell Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Eva Nowell, long-time Corsicana resident, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Nowell died early Saturday morning at Nederland, Texas.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. M. K. Hicks, Nederland; three sons, O. T. Nowell, Corsicana; B. B. Nowell, Wichita Falls, and Charlie Nowell, Beaumont; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. E. R. Koontz, Eldordo Springs, Mo., and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 17, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Henry Sylvester Nowell buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Houston county, Tx; d/o Charles Curtis Taylor & Frances D. (Dye) Taylor buried in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Missouri

Oran Thurston “Red” Nowell
Jul 19, 1884 - Mar 1, 1961

O. T. Nowell Dies Wednesday

O. T. (Red) Nowell, 76, long-time Corsicana resident, retired fireman, died in Nederland Wednesday morning following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services were pending Wednesday noon but burial will be in Corsicana.

Nowell had been residing with a sister, Mrs. Rose Hick, for the past several months. Other survivors include a step-son, Clark Splawn, Riverside, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

Nowell retired January 30, 1954, after 42 years as a volunteer and paid fireman of Corsicana; a native of Four C. Sawmill, near Radcliff, he came to Corsicana in 1911 from near Lufkin. There were six firemen and 125 volunteer firemen in the local department.

He started his career with horse-drawn “engine wagons” and for years drove and operated the big pumpers that are in use by fire departments of the first class today.

Newell joined the full-time paid department in 1920 although he recalled the arrival of the first motor engine on July 4, 1914. He later became mechanic for the department and continued in that capacity for 30 years. He turned over the driving of the big pumpers to a younger man a couple of years before his retirement.

The former fireman participated in the fighting of all the big fires in this area and on the eve of his retirement recounted many of the blazes over the almost half century he served this community.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 1, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Hamilton cemetery
  • h/o Elizabeth J. “Bessie” (Nowell) Splawn-Terrell-Nowell married May 23, 1928 buried in Oakwood cemetery (she is the daughter of Berry Jackson Nowell and Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Dalrymple) Nowell buried in Oakwood cemetery) s/o John Henry Sylvester Nowell buried Mount Vernon Cem., Houston county, Texas and Lula Eva (Taylor) Nowell buried in Hamilton Beeman

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O. T. Nowell Rites Thursday

Funeral services for O. T. (Red) Nowell, 76, retired Corsicana fireman, who died in Nederland, Wednesday, are scheduled, at Hamilton cemetery Thursday at 5 p.m.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Newell retired from the fire department in January 1954, after 42 years service as a volunteer and paid fireman. He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Rose Hicks, Nederland, with whom he resided; a stepson, Clark Splawn, Riverside, Calif., and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Alvin Lincoln “Link” Waller, Sr.
Sep 15, 1909 - Aug 15, 1960

Waller Rites Held Tuesday

Funeral services for A. L. (Link) Waller, 50, Northwest Apartments, who died early Monday in Memorial hospital, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister, and Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Alvin Waller, Jr., and Thomas Frederick Waller, both of Tehuacana, and Billy Joe Waller, Corsicana; six grandchildren, father, J. F. Waller, Corsicana; three brothers, Vernon, Jim and Homer Waller, and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford, Mrs. Nellie Howard, Mrs. Pauline Williford and Mrs. Faye Allen, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clint Bell, Jake Clifton, Elton Marr, Ray Martin, W. O. Holcomb and Henry Slate.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug. 16, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruby Jewel (Turnbow) Waller married May 28, 1933 buried in Mount Marion Cemetery, Strawn, Tx; s/o James Fletcher Waller, Sr. & Ludie Ann (Slate) Waller

Alvin Franklin “Red” Waller
Mar 8, 1928 – Nov 21, 2012

Alvin Franklin Waller was born March 8, 1928 in Corsicana, TX to Vernon and Bertha Waller and entered into rest on November 21, 2012 in Kemp, TX. Alvin was a truck driver all his life and a great carpenter. He could build anything he wanted to. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Bertha Waller, wife, Dorothy, daughter, Alvita Johnson, grandsons Kevin Dale Waller and Robert Wesley Avant, sisters, Marie Louise and Doris Jean, brothers, Vernon (Buddy), Thomas (Mutt), and Willie Joe (Joe Boy). He is survived by his sons Larry Waller and wife Alice, Lesley David Avant and wife Pat, son-in-law, William Johnson, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-gret-grandson and one on the way, brothers, Billy Waller and wife Josephine, Jack Waller, Ernest (Sonny) Waller and wife “Mippy”, Charles Kenneth Waller and wife Trinnie, sister, Gladys Belle Basham and husband G. H., Brother-in-laws Gene Spicer and wife Joanne, J. W. Langston and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Notes:

  • Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kemp, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Hamilton cemetery
  • h/o Dorothy Juanita (Spicer) Waller; s/o Leslie Vernon Waller & Bertha Lou (Whitfield) Waller

Donald Ray Waller
Oct 3, 1944 - Sep 17, 1945

Funeral Rites for Infant Wednesday

Donald Ray Waller, 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Waller, Jr., Corsicana, died Monday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, James Edward Waller and Glenn Earl Waller; two sisters, Jo Ann Waller and Norma Jean Waller, all of Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hanie and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Waller, Corsicana, Route 3.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery

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RITES ON WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR LITTLE DONALD RAY WALLER

Funeral services for Donald Ray Waller, 10-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Waller, Jr., who died Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy A. Davis, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, James Edward Waller and Glenn Earl Waller; two sisters, Jo Ann Waller and Norma Jean Waller, all of Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hanie and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Waller, Corsicana, Route 3.

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Edith Faye (Rhodes) Waller
Oct 19, 1935 - Mar 10, 1976

Mrs. Waller

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Edith Faye (Rhodes) Waller, 440, resident of Irving who died Wednesday in Parkland Hospital. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Miss Naoma Lynn Waller of Irving; her mother, Mrs. Naoma Rhodes Griffin of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Jean Gilmore of Dallas, Mrs. Betty Hart of Lewisville, Mrs. Mary Meador of Retreat, and Mrs. Carroll Risinger of Fredericksburg, Va.; her step-father, Bob Griffin of Corsicana; two step-sisters, Mrs. Jean Crocker and Mrs. Lorita McClain, both of Kerens, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Norma Jean (Lankford) Gentry-Waller
Nov 15, 1935 - Sep 25, 2014


Mrs. Norma Jean Waller, age 78, of Kemp passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014. She was born on November 15, 1935 in Corsicana, Texas to Richard and Esther Lankford.

She was a loving, caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Mrs. Waller was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Chris Gentry and wife, Dorenda and grandchildren; Brad Gentry and wife Selene, Mandy Gentry, Colton Gentry and Chanz Gentry. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Audrey, Corbin and Hayden Gentry. Mrs. Waller has a sister, Emily Estes living in Wichita Kansas.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 P. M. Monday September 29, 2014 at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery in Retreat, Texas with Fred Dycus officiating.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Bobby Ray Gentry 2nd unknown Waller; d/o Richard Joy Lankford & Esther Adelaide (Griswold) Lankford

Hittie Pauline (Waller) Williford
May 3, 1915 - Dec 13, 1975

Mrs. Williford

Services for Mrs. Pauline Williford, 60, who died Saturday in a local nursing home, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Williford is survived by her husband, Doyle Williford of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Sumner of Pasadena; one brother, Homer Waller of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth McClung, Mrs. Nellie Howard, and Mrs. Fay Bates, all of Corsicana; by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Leroy Barton, H. V. Andrus, E. V. May, Church Burns, E. S. Trent, Leroy Bonner and Kenneth Weaver.

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John Malvin Harkins 
Sep 16, 1910 - Feb 8, 1982


Memorial services for former Crosbyton postmaster John M. "Jew" Harkins were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church. Mr. Harkins was 71.

The Rev. Bobby Rine, local Baptist pastor, and the Rev. Dave Treat, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiated.

Interment was made in Crosbyton Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton directed arrangements.

Nephews were pallbearers.

He was claimed by death at 6:30 a.m. Monday in Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, following a prolonged illness.

Mr. Harkins served as postmaster in Crosbyton from 1963 until his retirement on Oct. 31, 1973.

A veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, Mr. Harkins was a former Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post commander in Crosbyton.

John M. Harkins was born Sept. 16, 1910, in Blooming Grove, Tex. He and the former Macel Jones were married Jan. 19, 1941, in Clovis, NM. Mrs. Harkins preceded her husband in death on Jan. 15, 1979.

Survivors include one son, Bill Harkins of Crane; one daughter, Doris Jean Traylor of Crosbyton; three brothers, Leon D. Harkins, Richard Harkins, and Ralls Harkins, all of Lubbock; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Brints of Crane and Mrs. Lela Lott of Pismo Beach, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Mickey Traylor, Misty Traylor, Brantley Harkins and Jason Harkins.

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Carl Irwin Ballew
Jan 7, 1887 - Oct 3, 1943

CARL BALLEW DIED IN ILLINOIS; TO BE BURIED RICHLAND

Carl I. Ballew, veteran of World War One, died in a Veteran’s hospital at Hines, Ill., Sunday night and funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church in Richland. Rev. Lewis E. Tucker will conduct the services and interment will be in Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Duke, Okla.; a daughter, Frances Clyde Ballew, Oakland, Calif.; three sons, Joe Ballew, Duke, Okla.; Travis Ballew, U. S. Navy; James Ballew, Oakland, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. W. T. Carter, Corsicana; Mrs. Clyde Anderson, Richland; Mrs. W. H. Brown, Richland; Miss Lucile Ballew, Dallas; an uncle, H. C. Ballew, Corsicana; an aunt, Miss Maud Ballew, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. E. White, Arthur Lansford, Fred McDaniel; J. B. Lansford, E. S. Allen and W. H. Berry.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR CARL BALLEW

Funeral services for Carl Ballew, who died in a veterans hospital at Hines, Ill., Sunday night, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church at Richland. Rev. Lewis E. Tucker conducted the rites and burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Ballew was a veteran of World War One.

Surviving are his wife , a daughter, three sons, four sisters, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lucille Ballew
Feb 6, 1904 - May 7, 1977

Miss Ballew

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richland cemetery for Miss Lucille Ballew, resident of Navarro County, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. W. C. Crawford will officiate.

She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Maxine Love of Fort Worth and Mrs. Dora McCary of San Antonio; two nephews, W. H. Carter of Crane, and William E. Brown of Corsicana; five great-nephews; and a cousin, Mrs. Patsy Ballew Shaw of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mary Tabitha Gertrude (Ballew) Carter
Oct 7, 1889 - May 29, 1971

Carter

RICHLAND—Mrs. W. T. Carter, 81, formerly of Richland, will be buried in Richland Cemetery following graveside services at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate.

She died Saturday at Nix Hospital in San Antonio.

Survivors include a son, Horace Carter of Crane; a daughter, Mrs. W. D. McCary of San Antonio; a grandson, Douglas Carter McCary of Monterrey, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Ballew and Mrs. W. H. Brown, both of Richland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., May 30, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Thomas Carter married Apr 11, 1909; d/o Horace Edward Ballew & Medora I. “Dora” (Franks) Ballew

William Thomas Carter
Aug 1, 1885 - Feb 29, 1964

Sunday Rites Will T. Carter

Funeral services for Will T. Carter, 78, retired farmer, who died in San Antonio Saturday morning were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, Waco Baptist minister, and Rev. James Crowley, pastor. Burial was in the Richland cemetery with the Masons in charge of graveside services.

Native of Cade, he resided in the Richland area until moving to San Antonio several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of San Antonio; a son, W. Horace Carter, Crane; a daughter, Mrs. W. D. McCary, San Antonio; a grandson, Douglas Carter, McCary, San Antonio; a brother, D. V. Carter, Richland; three sisters, Mrs. Will Stone, Mrs. Burney Isbell and Mrs. George Shelton, all of Wortham and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. Neal Brown, Joe Hatfield, F. E. Withrow, Jr.; Raymond Livingston, D. J. Smelley and R. R. Fleming.

Corley directed.

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Gladys (Ballew) Brown
Jul 8, 1901 - Dec 5, 1974

Mrs. Gladys Brown

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist church in Richland, for Mrs. Gladys Brown, 73, resident of Richland, who died Thursday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Rev. Marion Johnson and Rev. Dale Rider will officiate and burial will be at Richland cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

She was the daughter of Horace and Dora Franks Ballew. The Ballews are a pioneer family of Navarro counth.

She married William H. Brown in 1917. She was a member of the Richland Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, native of Richland, and a member of the First Methodist Church in Richland.

Survivors include her husband, William H. Brown of Richland; a son, William E. Brown of Corsicana; a daughter, Maxine Love of Fort Worth; three grandsons, one great-granddaughter, a sister, Miss Lucille Ballew of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Arthur Patrick Jr., Guy Campbell, Guy Lansford, Doug Tidwell, Reuben Griffin and A. Neil Brown.

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Billy Howard Owen
Nov 30, 1928 - Apr 21, 2019

Billy Howard Owen, age 90, of Corsicana passed away at his residence on Sunday, April 21, 2019. He was born on November 30, 1928 in Navarro County to Thomas Jefferson Owen and Lillian Ross Owen.

Billy enlisted in the U S Navy in 1945 and served two years earning a Victory Medal WWII. He married Mary Alice Barr on July 5, 1951. They were known as Sonny and Gal from that point forward. They had two children, Ross and Valerie. He worked for the City of Dallas as an electrician for 30 years before retiring. Sonny and Gal then retired to Navarro County where he enjoyed ranching (his favorite hobby).

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his daughter, Donna Owen Wynn and his son-in-law, David Hawkins.

Sonny is survived by his children; Ross Owen of Dallas, Texas and daughter, Valerie Hawkins of Copeville, Texas, his grandchildren; Steve Owen, Alicia Hawkins and Amanda Hawkins. He is also survived by his brothers; Donald Butler of Corsicana, Texas and Bob Owen of Arkansas.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday April 25, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas with Bro. Larry Talbert officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Johnny Mack Smith
abt 1837 - Jan 19, 1991

Johnny Mack Smith, 53, of Corsicana, died Jan. 19, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Ernest Betts officiating. Burial will follow in Petersburg Cemetery in Round Prairie. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements,.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leora J. Smith of Corsicana; two daughters, Denise Smith and Annette Smith, both of Corsicana; three sons, Kenneth Smith of Corsicana, Luster Ray Smith of Salina, Kansas, and Sendell Smith of Dallas; four grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Rhynes of Dallas; and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 24, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • w/o Leora (Jorden) Smith

Jerry Redden
Feb 19, 1943 - May 19, 2019

Funeral services for Jerry Redden, age 76, of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019, at Rhone Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday at Rhone Funeral Home. Mr. Redden passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Tyler, Texas. Funeral services are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.

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Jerry Redden, age 76, of Palestine, departed to his heavenly home on Sunday, the 19th day of May, 2019. He was born on the 19th day of February, 1943, in Corsicana Texas, to John B. Redden and Kathryn Averitt Redden. Jerry served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jerry's love for the Lord was witnessed daily throughout his life. He genuinely cared for others and enjoyed being in the company of his Grace United Methodist Church family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Kathryn Redden and one brother, Rickey Redden.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Verlyn Redden; daughters, Paige Miller and husband John of Houston, Texas, Jody Redden of Austin, Texas, Kasey Englehart and husband Dustin of Palentine, Texas; sister, Kathy Pillans and husband Gary of Corsicana, Texas; brother-in-law, Ken Kalbow and wife Debbie of Riesel, Texas; father-in-law, Alfred Kalbow of Brenham, Texas. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren, Genevieve, John Barton, Nicholas, Katelyn and Tristan and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock until seven o'clock in the evening on Thursday, the 23rd day of May, 2019, in the Parlor of Rhone Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Jerry Redden will be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 24th day of May, 2019 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Trey Comstock and Danny Rodriguez officiating.

A graveside service will follow at half past two o'clock in the afternoon in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are David Henessee, Daniel Hennessee, Therrell Thomas, Derrell Thomas, Brandon Cowart and Kelly Matthews. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Richards.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Jerry's memory can be directed towards Wounded Warrior Projuct, P.O Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573.

Funeral services for Jerry Redden are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.

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Daniel Emmett "Dan" Roberts
Oct 17, 1936 - Apr 27, 2019

Daniel E. Roberts, 82, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas with Pastor Charky Marquis officiating.

 
 

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 Dan E. Roberts, age 82, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born on October 17, 1936 in Port Arthur, Texas to Howard E. Roberts and Johanna Oberholz Roberts.

Dan held an associates degree and worked for U.T. Health Science Center in Dallas and retired after 20 years with them. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-father. He cherished his time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 40 years, Barbara Sue Roberts, his son, Howard Eugene “Gene” Roberts, and son-in-law, Pat James.

Dan is survived by his children; Tina Denbow, Tonya Roberts, Juanell James, Paula Eastman, Debbie Meeks and husband Todd and Dan Nugent. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Tyler Denbow, Austin Denbow, Christopher James and wife Jennifer,Tamira Goforth and husband John, Elizabeth Franks and husband Chris, Briannon James, William Meeks and Thomas Meeks. Cherishing his memories are his great-grandchildren; Hunter James, Rylie James, Jessie Goforth, Jayden Franks and Camden Franks; his sisters, Ruth McLeod and husband, Larry Friend and Martha Martin and husband Dale; cousin, Clanton Roberts, nieces and nephews, Kathy Paige, and husband John, Norman Martin, Corky McLeod, Jeff McLeod, Rodney McLeod and wife Madonna; and many great nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas with Pastor Charky Marquis officiating.

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Mellie Jo (Rendon) Howard
Mar 15, 1934 - Apr 14, 2019

Mellie Jo Howard, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Denton, Tx.

Mellie was born March 15, 1934 in Corsicana to Homer G. and Grace (Johnston) Rendon. She was raised in Elm Flat, Tx and graduated from Kerens High School in 1951.

Mellie married Charles Howard and devoted her time to raising her children. When her children were all in elementary school, she enrolled in college and graduated from McNeese State in Lake Charles, La. She received her Master's in Education from the University of North Texas.

Mellie cherished her numerous former students and colleagues, having taught elementary school in Holliday, Wichita Falls, Hurst, Kerens, and Corsicana during her over 30 year career.

She accepted Jesus as her personal savior as a child and was a member of First Baptist Church Corsicana.

Mellie spent her adult life in service to others. She actively lobbied for public education in Austin, as well as Washington DC and was active in the Texas State Teachers Association serving in numerous capacities. Mellie also served as president of the Corsicana Retired Teachers organization. She was active in many organizations over the years, such as The Jose Antonio Navarro Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Past regent of the James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Rebekahs, The Kinsloe House, appointed board member by Gov. Ann Richards to the Trinity River Authority, and numerous other organizations
politics has been Mellie's greatest passion. She was past chairman of the Navarro County Democratic Party and was selected as a delegate to the National Democratic Conventions in New York in 1992 and Chicago in 1996. She spent untold hours working polls and registering Navarro county voters.

Mellie was preceded in death by her loving parents, Homer and Grace; infant sister, Betty; and brother, Homer Keith Rendon.

She is survived by her son, James Howard and wife, Shontel of Dallas, Tx; two daughters, Marsha Marsh and husband, Roger of Pilot Point, Tx and Mindy Arnold and husband, Morris of Cedar Hill, Tx; six grandchildren, Caleb Marsh, Robbi Horvath, Travis Marsh, Franklin Horvath, Hannah Howard, and Julie Lyons; eight great grandchildren and numerous extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 200 SW 2nd St., Kerens, TX 75144. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Kerens.

Interment will follow in Kerens Cemetery in Kerens,

Arrangements are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center.

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Bobby Lee Almendarez, Jr.
Sep 11, 1968 - May 6, 2019

Bobby Lee Almendarez, Jr. passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

He was born Sept. 11, 1968 in Corsicana to Bobby and Linda Almendarez.

Bobby grew up in Kerens, where he played football, basketball and ran track. He was a member of the Kerens FFA and the highlight of that were his show pigs, Boss Hog I and Boss Hog II who was grand champion.

Bobby graduated from Kerens High School in 1987. He was voted Most Likely to Succeed in life and Most Studious by his senior classmates. He was a member of the National Beta Honor Society and All District Baseball member his senior year. He attended the University of Texas at Austin but ended up graduating of North Texas University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting Degree.

Bobby is survived by his father, Bobby Almendarez of Kerens; sister, Kim Hippard of Ennis; two uncles, Alfred Almendarez of Kerens and Osye Pritchett of Frisco; grandmother, Pat "Mimi" Pritchett of Hutchins; niece Amanda Jackson of Hutchins and his most favorite person, nephew Evan Allen.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

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William Guy "Bill" Gregory
Dec 30, 1965 - Apr 17, 2019

William (Bill) Guy Gregory, 53 of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Plano, Texas. He was born Dec. 30, 1965 in Dublin, Ohio. Bill was employed with HEB for nine years. Bill was passionate about United Way and Relay for Life through HEB.

He loved going on vacation with his loving wife.

Bill and Sondra enjoyed going to the movies together. He like watching Marvel and DC movies and eating popcorn. Bill was a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cowboys and Rangers, and in that order.

Bill also enjoyed live theatre of which his and Sondra's favorite spot to go was Granbury. Christmas holidays were his favorite. He enjoyed spending time with his family and spending time in the kitchen preparing holiday meals. Nov. 11 was his and Sondra's anniversary, 11/11, they were the perfect ones.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Sondra Gregory; father, Wilbur Gregory of Florida; mother, Ella Holt of Ohio; children, Charles Gregory and wife Crystal of Trinidad, Nathan Gregory of Louisiana, Austen Gregory of McKinney, Lance Laudin and wife Morgan of Dawson, Christa Lambert and husband Cody of Mildred; grandchildren, Tristan, Noah, Bentley, Ryder, Rylie, Tillie, CJ, Ava, Bostyn, Liam, Avery and Kayne; brothers, James Gregory and wife Sonia of Florida, Thomas Gregory and wife Militza of Florida, Greg Gregory and wife Pennie of Utah, Ralph Holt and wife Kendra of Ohio. Sister, Betty Oquendo and husband Cruz of Florida. He also leaved behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. And his fur babies, three cats and a dog, Jinks, Rowdy, Rocky and Angel.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Calvary Worship Center.

Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be James Gregory, Thomas Gregory, Greg Gregory, Charles Gregory, Nathan Gregory, Austen Gregory, Lance Gregory, Cody Lambert and Cruz Oguendo. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Holt, Tristan Cook, Dylan Barber, Tyler Price, Mark Barber, Dean Gregory, Jerimiah Oquendo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Way or Relay for Life. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert Franklin "Bobby" Hubbard III
Apr 23, 1965 - May 8, 2019

Robert F. Hubbard III of Chickasha, Oklahoma passed away early Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held noon - 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 from at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 15, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Kimberly Ann (Germany) Hubbard, Cathy Jean (Whiteley) Hubbard and Linda Dean Hubbard; s/o Robert Franklin Hubbard, Jr. and Wanda Rae (Walton) Hubbard

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Robert Franklin Hubbard III (Bobby) - Passed unexpectedly on May 8th 2019 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital. Predeceased by his loving parents Wanda and Robert. Maternal Grandparents Virgil and Flora and Paternal Grandparents Robert and Lela along with various Aunts and Uncles. Survived by his wife Linda Dean Hubbard of Chickasha, OK. His daughters Ashley Hubbard Dahl of Willows CA., Shelby Hubbard of Corsicana, TX; sisters Michelle Wetzel of Arlington, TX and Dianna (Dee Dee) Hamilton of Corsicana, TX; grandchildren: Bentley John Hubbard, Aubrey Jean Hubbard both of Corsicana and Emme Lou Dahl of Willows, CA.

Bobby was born in Texas, attended Blooming Grove High School and moved to Oklahoma to be near our aging family members. He will be always remembered as a rough and tumble young man with a bit of a wild side but his greatest passion was helping others. He was a loving husband, beloved father and protective brother who selflessly cared for family members.

Visitation will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, 1530 N. 45th Street Corsicana, TX on May 17th at 12 noon. Interment at Resthaven Cemetery immediately following.

Pallbearers: Dale Jordan, Loren Gullatt, Clint Joiner, Darrell Owen, Mike Bryant, and Rory Evans; honorary pallbearers: Jeff Owen and Donnie Dean. The family wishes to thank Dr. Smith and Dr. Randolph for their care.

He leaves us rich in memories and love.

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Larry Don Warrington
Oct 1, 1950 - May 20, 2019

Larry Don Warrington, 68 of Corsicana passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born October 1, 1950 in Corsicana to James Robert "Bob" and Lonnie Belle Hosch Warrington. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Debra; daughter, Samantha Day and husband David of Dallas; son, Matthew Warrington and girlfriend Delaney Rowald of Georgetown and granddaughters Cora and Cady Day. He is also survived by brother Jim Warrington and wife Andi of Elm Mott and brother David Warrington of Dallas.

Larry was a hard worker and man of many skills. In his early years, he was a photographer for the Corsicana Daily Sun and later opened his own photography studio with his brother, Jim. Larry and Jim also had a construction and custom cabinet business. In his later years, Larry worked for K-Mart before moving over to Wal-Mart where he worked until he retired in January 2019.

Larry had many interests. He enjoyed photography, building and flying model airplanes, painting abstract art, baking homemade bread, playing guitar and going to live music venues.

Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22nd from 5 - 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Larry will be laid to rest at a private family burial.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Rosemary M. (Wollen) Thompson
May 18, 1923 - May 17, 2019

Rosemary M. Wollen Thompson was born, May 18, 1923 in Port Huron, Michigan and died May 17, 2019, in Sherman, Texas.

Rosemary was the daughter of Harold and Viola Wollen. She had two brothers, Harold and Howard. She attended Port Huron High School and Port Huron Junior College, and received her associate's degree in nursing at Grayson County College. She was employed as a Registered Nurse by Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Texas and retired in 1985.

Rosemary married Melvin (Tommy) Thompson on May 16, 1944 in Miami, Florida, with James L. Healey, Chaplain, USNR officiating. Rosemary and Tommy were married for 69 years, until his death in 2003.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, her husband Tommy, and her son Jimmy. She is survived by the following family members: Larry and Terri Thompson, Bruce and Sonya Thompson, Julie and Rick Roach, 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Rosemary and Tommy were active members of West Sherman Baptist Church in Sherman, Texas. Rosemary was a woman who lived her faith. She was a wonderful wife, incredible mother and grandmother, sweet friend, and faithful servant of the Lord, representing God's Grace in everything.

Viewing was held at 10 a.m. May 20, 2019 at West Sherman Baptist Church, Sherman, Texas with funeral services following viewing at 11 am. Internment was held at 3 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Christy Sherelle (Tolliver) Turner
Jun 25, 1967 - May 11, 2019

Christy Sherelle Tolliver Turner, 51 of Kerens passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Goodlow. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Christy Sherelle Turner was born June 25, 1967 to the parents of Willie Reese Tolliver Sr. and Carolyn Burrell-Tolliver. She received her education from Kerens School. She continued at Navarro College and received her certification as a medical assistant.

Christy Sherrelle Turner devoted her life to Christ at an early age. She was a member of Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church. She was a faithful member to her church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willie Reese Tolliver Sr; her mother, Carolyn Burrell-Tolliver; her grandparents: Otharee and Jennie Mea Tolliver; Roosevelt and Evelyn Thompson; her brothers: Victor and La'Dale Wilkerson; and several uncles and aunts.

The Lord and Savior called her home on May 11, 2019

She leaves her cherished husband, Glenn E. Turner; her two sons, Justin Ward (Dominique) and Dedrick Tolliver. Her grandchildren: Jakaela Tolliver, Ca'Ron Tolliver, Jazzlyn Tolliver, Layla Ward Goddaughter Tasia Washington. Her siblings: Elder Willie Tolliver Jr. (Betty) Mark White (Tracey), Bryan White (Everetta), Dominga Warner, Cassandra Grayson, Kimberly Torrence (Jeff), Carol Grayson, Shalondria Wilkerson, Twana Jones, Lakeshima Smith, Sonja Stewart (Kendrick,) Cecile Pitre (James), Roderick Tolliver, LaDarrell Bryant, Deon Tolliver (Evette), LaTasha Thompson. A host of special aunts and uncles. Her mother and father-in-law, Charles C. Turner and Maxine Kelley; brother-in-laws: Charles Turner Jr. Byron Turner, Darrell Turner and James Turner and sister-in-law, Felicia McGraw. A host of nieces and nephews. Her best friend Jackie (Toot) Betts.

Homegoing Celebration will be 3:00 pm Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Mt. B Zion Baptist Church in Kerens with Pastor Nathan Carter and Pastor Earnest Betts Jr officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Dean Tolliver, Roderick Tolliver, Xavier Hudson, D'varian White, Montray Bush, Adrian Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Brothers.


Veola Bradley
abt 1949 - May 3, 2019
 

Veola Bradley, 69, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Epic Nursing Rehab.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary and again from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church located at 1808 W. 10th.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alvin E. Smith as messenger.

Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements made by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
 

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Lonnie Ray Carter
abt 1961 - May 4, 2019
 

Lonnie Ray Carter, 57, former Corsicana resident passed away Saturday, May 4,2019 at the Arlington Villa Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Kelly Temple COGIC located at 504 N. Third St. Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
 

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Martha Nell (Ward) Davis
Oct 1, 1937 - Apr 13, 2019

Martha Nell (Ward) Davis 81, passed away April 13, 2019.

Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Cisco, Tx with viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church before the service.

Interment To follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Kimbrough Funeral Home.

Martha was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Corsicana to Joseph Oscar Ward and Novella Jane (Fortner) Ward. Martha married Manning Davis Jan. 25, 1958 in Powell, Tx

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Manning Davis. Daughter, Gina Winnett and husband Kevin of Cleburne, Texas and son, Roger Davis and wife Michelle of Waco, Texas.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended families.

Memorials may be to Alzheimer's Organization, The Cisco Food Pantry, and the Mothers against Drunk Driving.

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Joy (Aston) Bryson
Jun 23, 1930 - Apr 13, 2019

Joy Bryson of Corsicana passed away from this life on Saturday morning, April 13, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born June 23, 1930 in Corsicana to John Travis and Yeola Aston.

Joy was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She worked at Safeway Grocery Store for 25 plus years. She loved to cook.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dwane Bryson; son Bruce Bryson, brothers, Travis Hadeen Aston and Jerry Aston; special friend Jacob Darby. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son Mark Bryson and wife Sherry; grandchildren, Rodney Bryson, Conrad Newton IV, Chris Newton, Claire Newton; great grandchildren, Conrad Newton V, Florence Newton. Brother, Randell Aston and niece Gayle. Special friend, Linda Darby Menton. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ross Rhodes, Gary Grimes, Mike Jackson, Tommy Goodwin, Danny Richards, Chris Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jerry Ann Ellis
Aug 4, 1941 - Apr 13, 2019

Jerry Ann Ellis, age 77, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born to Grace M. Ellis and Arthur L. Ellis, who have long since passed, she is now reunited with them.

Though born in Wichita Falls, Tx the family moved to Corsicana, when she was a young girl where she would sing her way through High School and well into her senior years at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

She won the hearts of many, including myself, singing "Oh Holy Night" every year at Christmas time and WOW could she hit those high notes. She sang in the annual Living Christmas Tree as well as every Sunday at church for many years.

She loved her weekly shopping trips, garage sales and you just try to keep her out of the beauty salon.
Jerry was truly loved and will be missed by many, none more than those who are with her now, her parents Arthur and Grace Ellis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her brother James C. Ellis as well as her nephew Michael J. Ellis, Michael's wife Stacy R. Ellis, Mike and Stacy's children; Hanna Tidwell, Drew Beall, Dylan Ellis, Sydney Ellis, Meredith Ellis and Harper Ellis.

Visitation with the family will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Jeff Fitzhugh officiating.

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Lee Roy Hodge
Aug 27, 1926 - Apr 24, 2019

Lee Hodge, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born near Mertzon, Tx on Aug. 27, 1926 to Roy B. Hodge and Gracie Burnes Hodge. He resided at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana for the last four years.

He served in the US Army during War World II. He married Norma Belle Mackin in Houston, Tx on Friday, Aug. 13, 1949 and stayed happily married for 65 years. Lee and Norma were members of Trinity and Northside, two different Baptist Churches during their 24 years together in Corsicana. They were both dedicated Christians who served their Lord every day.

His loving wife Norma died on Jan. 26, 2014. Lee had been attending Sunday Services (sponsored by Westside Baptist Church) at H.O.R.V. for the last four years.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Norma.

He is survived by son Jerry and wife, Sandy (Lee's favorite daughter-in-law), and Lee's favorite grandchildren Caitlin and Colin Hodge. Also, Lee is survived by his daughters Kim Hodge and Kay Holcomb. Kay Holcomb is married to Sid Holcomb who was Lee's favorite son-in-law. Lee had many friends here in Corsicana and his family wants to thank them all for loving Lee.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas with Rev. Larry Talbert officiating.

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Bess (Ezell) Reynolds
Oct 29, 1927 - May 6, 2019

Bess Reynolds, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas. No formal visitation is planned.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. David Mitchell officiating.

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Mrs. Bess Reynolds, age 91, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. She was born on October 29, 1927 in Brookhaven, Mississippi to Duncan Ezell and Willie Lee Weeks Ezell.

Her passions were her family, cooking and reading. She was the resident with the longest tenure at Friendship Towers in Corsicana. Bess would always help whenever she saw a need, and donated to many charities throughout her life.

Bess was preceded in death by her parents and her husband David Reynolds; and her siblings Howard Ezell, J.R. Ezell and Dennis Ezell.

Bess is survived by her sister, Maxine Jackson and husband Ferrell of Farmersville, LA; her children; Mike Hodges and wife Elaine of Corsicana and Glenn Hodges and wife Dianne of Bossier City, LA. Nanny Bess is also survived by her grandchildren; Latisha Hodges of Monroe, LA., Mary O’Neal and husband Kayne of Shreveport, LA., Janet Gummett and husband Greg of Whitney, LA., Keith Hodges of Winnsboro, LA and Pam Shipley and husband Bubba of Winnsboro, LA. Her survivors also include fourteen great grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

No formal visitation is planned, the graveside service will be held on May 10, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas with Bro. David Mitchell officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at American Cancer Society Trust, Bank of America NA, P.O. Box 831, Dallas, Texas 75283-1041.

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Mary Susie Reyes
Feb 26, 1945 - Apr 8, 2019

Mary Susie Reyes, 74 of Corsicana passed away peacefully, Monday, April 8, 2019. Susie was born Feb. 26, 1945 in Bristol, Texas.

She leaves behind her children, Sylvia Chavez, Kenna Medina, Steven Reyes and David Reyes; two children by law, Christina Reyes and David Ralph Reyes Jr. and one sister, Pauline Deopere. Cremation by Superior Care Funeral Service.

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Collin Eugene "Gene" Gipson
Aug 17, 1952 - Apr 13, 2019

Collin Eugene "Gene" Gipson, 66, of Rice passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Barry Baptist Church in Barry with David Hutchason, Jerry Ashcraft and David Barnes officiating.

Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Collin Eugene “Gene” Gipson, age 66, of Rice went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born on August 17, 1952 in Dallas, Texas to Joe Miller Gipson and Helen Louise Hunley Gipson.

Gene married the love of his life, Donna Lee Geske, on December 22, 1973. Gene and Donna celebrated 45 years of marriage just last year.

He worked at Central Freight Lines in Irving, Texas for 36 years, retiring to work closer to home at the Rice Independent School District for 11 years. Gene was a Bi-Vocational Pastor and served the Lord at Oak Valley Baptist Church and Barry Baptist Church for nearly 19 years. He was on staff for the Breakthrough Pre-Teen Camp for 35 years. He loved serving the Lord and helping people.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Gene is survived by his wife, Donna Lee Gipson of Rice, his children; Matthew Wayne Gipson and wife Amber of Waxahachie, Texas, Khristy Gipson Woods and her husband, Les of Rice, Texas and Andrew Cole Gipson and his wife Rebecca of Farmersville, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Ethan Gipson, Logan Gipson, Kyla Boyd, Emmerson Boyd, Haven Gipson, Jaysen Woods, Landen Woods, Devien Woods, Brenden Woods, Elora Gipson and Jude Gipson. Gene is also survived by his mother. He has four brothers left to cherish his memory and they are; Joe Gipson, Tommy Gipson, Darrell Gipson and Neal Gipson all of Lewisville, Texas.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Barry Baptist Church. (200-204 Houston Street, Barry, Texas 75102). Leading the service will be David Hutchason, Jerry Ashcraft, David Barnes and music by Larry Talbert and Karen Smith.

Memorials may be made to Breakthrough Pre-Teen Camp at 105 NW 6th, Hubbard, Texas 76648.

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David Michael "Mike" Drain
Sept 19, 1946 - Apr 13, 2019

David Michael Drain was born on Sept. 19, 1946 in Corsicana, Texas. Mike passed away on April 13, 2019 in Eureka at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donna Drain and two sons, Zach Drain and wife, Courtney, of Corsicana and Zip Drain and wife, Sarah, of Houston. And he was also survived by six grandchildren, Ethan, Deylon and Cohen Drain of Corsicana and Lake, Layton and Livi Drain of Houston. Mike is also survived by nephews Eric and Jason Drain and families of Navarro County. Preceding him in death were his parents, R. M. and Margie Drain and brother, Robert Drain. Mike grew up on a farm near Emhouse and graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1964. He played multiple sports in high school and went on the play basketball at Navarro College. After college, he worked 35 years in telephone communications and retired in 2003. Mike and Donna married in 1975 and resided in Waxahachie for 30 years where they raised their sons. Mike was an avid golfer. Mike enjoyed many years of playing golf and going on ski trips with friends and family. Mike's favorite memories were of his sons' accomplishments during their school years and especially those involving their years of playing baseball at Waxahachie High School. In 2005, Mike and Donna moved back to Navarro County and renewed many old friendships. Mike was most proud of his two sons and their development into honorable young men. Mike was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana, Texas.

Family visitation will held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Memorial services will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Westhill Church of Christ Benevolence Program 3400 West State Highway 22 Corsicana, Texas 75110

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Amos Monroe Bennett
Aug 27, 1937 - May 7, 2019

Husband, father, veteran, and artist left us this week to be with our Heavenly Father. Amos Monroe Bennett was the third of his namesake in a long legacy of wonderful men.

He moved from Missouri to Orange, Texas with his family in the 1940's. At the age of 18, he joined the Army and was stationed at Bon Folder, Germany. Returning to the United States as a disabled veteran in 1958, he was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. On a chance meeting, in April 1959, their legacy began, meeting Deena Pierce at a small diner "Papa Coles," in McGregor, Texas. They married on Jan. 20, 1960. Completing his military service through civil service from 1964 to 1979, he retired and became a "jack of all trades." Amos had a love for woodworking and has created many masterpieces which will be displayed at his Irish Wake that will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his residence, 652 SW CR 1000, Corsicana, TX 75110. He was preceded in death by his father, Baxter Bennett and mother, Alta Reba Dean; sisters, Virginia Birch and Kayron Johnson and brother, William Baxter Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Deena Bennett and brother Albert Dean Bennett. His legacy continues with two daughters, Dorena A. Boyd and husband Dean of Friendswood and Sherra E. McGaha and husband Ronny of Corsicana; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, Tiffany Castillo married to Dan, children, Ethan Bennett, Aaron Bennett, and Logan Castillo; Jennifer Hill married to Jacob, children Jaycie, Jackson and Jayleigh; Amanda Callaway married to Chris, child, Maggie; Steffany Bowling married to Josh, children, Josh, Jr, Brett, and Baxter; Rebekah Sanchez married to Franky, children, Landen, Tyler, and Catherine; and grandchild Ryan McGaha.

Family would prefer donations in-leu [sic] of flowers be sent to a Disabled Veteran's or M.D.Anderson Cancer Hospital.

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Laura Jeanne Albrecht
Oct 12, 1957 - May 2, 2019

Laura Jeanne Albrecht passed away in Austin, Texas, on May 2, 2019, after a three year journey with ovarian cancer. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends.

Laura was born in Corsicana on Oct. 12, 1957, where she was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. She attended Bowie Elementary School, Collins Middle School, and Corsicana High School from which she graduated in 1976. She was a member of the Corsicana Tiger tennis team. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Journalism Degree.

After working as a reporter and editor for the Cedar Creek Pilot and the Corsicana Daily Sun, she settled in her beloved Austin. There, she had a long career in media relations with the Texas Medical Association, Austin Police Department, and Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

Laura loved Sam, her faithful canine companion. They enjoyed traveling together to the Guadalupe Mountains, Alpine, Marfa, and Taos, where they would find peace, tranquility and solitude. She was passionate about her work with Therapy Pet Pals of Texas. Laura enjoyed Texas Women's Basketball and was a Lifetime Longhorn.
Laura's family would like to thank her legion of friends, who were constantly by her side, and her caregivers at Texas Oncology.

Laura adored her nephew, Tyler Albrecht of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, as well as niece Lindsay Eastland and her daughters Caroline and Anna Eastland of Kerrville, Texas. She is also survived by her mother, Billie Jean Albrecht of Austin, and brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Kathy Albrecht, of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her father, James W. Albrecht.

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Bobby Lee "Bob" Stone
Mar 7, 1938 - May 2, 2019

Bobby "Bob" Lee Stone, 81, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his residence.
A Memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church at 4094 FM 709, Corsicana, TX 75110.
Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Bobby (Bob) Lee Stone went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 2, 2019. He died peacefully at his home near Corsicana, TX. He had recently returned home after a lengthy hospitalization. Bob was born March 7, 1938 in Canton, TX and attended Van High School in Van, TX. He is preceded in death by his wife Lee Ora Rumbelow Stone, his father Coy Dairl Stone, his mother Mae Frances Oliver Stone, and his infant sister Carolynn Ann Stone. He was the beloved brother of Gwendolyn Fern Ferrell Johnsville, AR, Nancy Jean Conner and Martha Sue Costello (Donald) Hodgenville, KY along with nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends. He is also survived by his life-long friend and Godson Samuel Zamora, his wife Esmeralda Ruby Zamora and their 5 children: Shanlee, Zoey, Samuel Jr, Alexa and Alexis Zamora who lovingly called him "Paw Paw Bob".

Bob volunteered for the draft and served in the U.S. Army where he received permanent service-connected injuries while stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. After the service Bob worked as a Private Investigator for a while before he decided to follow in his dads footsteps and work at the sheriff’s department. Bob was very Proud to be a free Master Mason and Shiner in which he served 50+ years. Bob also served in several capacities within the Corsicana School District for many years before retiring and earning his famous name "Parking Lot Bob".

Bob enjoyed listening to old country and Gospel music along with singing Gospel music. He especially enjoyed listening to the late George Jones and Jimmie Davis. He was an active member of the Cedar Creek MBC Church, and served as a Deacon and song leader for a number of years. He loved the lord and enjoyed reading his Holy Bible every day. Bob was always available when people in his community needed help. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed living in the quiet peaceful country, wearing overalls and taking care of his miniature ponies. In past years he and Lee owned and enjoyed riding horses. Bob and Lee loved to travel to horse show competitions throughout the area where he was a judge.

Bobs wishes were to be cremated and that his ashes be buried beneath his favorite and almost rare Elberta Peach Tree at his son’s property.

The memorial service will be held at his church the morning of May 11, 2019 at 10:30. Donations in his memory can be sent to the Cedar Creek MBC Church, 4094 FM 709

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Elvis Delton Anderson
Aug 26, 1956 - May 2, 2019

Elvis Anderson went to be with the Lord Thursday evening, May 2, 2019 at the age of 62. He was born August 26, 1956 in Dallas to Edgar and Evelyn Baldwin Anderson.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Anderson; daughters Tiffany Sanchez, Julie Anderson and Shawna Umland; sons Sean Anderson and Richard Wetmore; grandchildren, John Umland, Evelyn Moorehead, Jasmine Rangel, Even Rangel, Raymond Salazar; brothers, Dennis Anderson, Alvin Anderson, Edgar Anderson and sister, Barbara Reynolds. Also, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 pm Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bene Raines
Jun 7, 1960 - Apr 29, 2019

Bene Raines, 58, of Dawson, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 in Waco.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Dawson with Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Bene was born June 7, 1960 in Waco to C.W. and Rita Mae (McNutt) Raines. He lived most all of his life in Texas but spent a few years of his youth in New York before moving back to Dawson.

Bene was a self-employed truck driver and also operated a truck escort service.

Bene is survived by wife, Billie Raines of Dawson; daughter, Tabitha Brock-East and husband Wayne East of Dallas; daughter, Hilah Brock of Dawson; daughter, Shalena Brock of Dawson; son, Orrin Brock and wife Mindy Brock of Dawson; daughter, Sara Raines of Dawson; son, Jesse Raines and wife, Baylee Raines of Dawson; grandson, Devin Brock of Dawson; granddaughter, Destiny Brock of Dawson; grandson, Jaelynn Hawkins of Dawson; grandson, T.C. Raines of Dawson; brother, Chuck Raines and wife, Christy Raines of Dawson; sister, Shelia Leath and husband, Gene Leath of Liberty Hill; nephew, Ryan Foreman of Corsicana; nephew, Heath Foreman of Kyle; niece, Heather Davis of Austin; nephew, Michael Crosswhite and wife, Andrea Crosswhite of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; niece, Melanie Sibley and husband, Jeramy Sibley of Waco and nephew, Nathan Raines of Waco

There are numerous other children that he treated like his own like Kenny, Tony, John, Michael, Nikki, Jessie Adell, Crystal, and Jessica.

There are several other family members and friends that are spread out through the world that meant the world to him and will miss him dearly.

Predeceased relatives are his mom, Rita Shankle, step-dad Bob Shankle, dad, C.W. Raines, T.C. Reeder, and numerous other family members.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Linda Gail (Atwood) James
Aug 2, 1944 - May 3, 2019

Linda Gail Atwood James passed away at her home in Houston, Texas on Friday, May 3, 2019. She was born in Alexandria, Louisiana to Levi C. and Edwina Atwood on August 2, 1944.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Edwina Atwood and grandparents Levy Calvin Atwood, JaNette Price Atwood, Jude Redd McClendon and William Louis McClendon.

She is survived by her husband Lynn James; by her children Jim Cheshier and wife Melissa; Scott Shook and wife Vicki; grandchildren Mason Cheshier, Logan Cheshier, Makenna Shook, Kodi Shook and Kinley Shook; sisters Melba Lane Atwood, Bobbie Casto, Diane Whitlock, Peggy Magnusson, Pat Doss; sister-in-law Norma Roby; numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dachshunds Ginger and Angel.

Gail spent over 30 years in Residential Land Development developing communities in Houston, Dallas and Austin. She worked for such notables as Brighton Homes, R.G. Miller Engineers, Holcomb-Schubert Properties and McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc.

Gail enjoyed exercising, walks in the park and motoring in her Mini. She was an avid reader and loved to study the culture of the South and tour antebellum homes. On occasion she has been known to engage in a spirited debate on politics or current social events, but her real passion in life was her love for her grandchildren.

As a tribute to her legacy she taught them to love each other, to have strength in everything they do, and most importantly she taught them to be courageous in every situation, no matter the obstacles and outcomes.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston TX 77024. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 in The Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston TX 77024.

Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

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Marian Ernest (Bragg) Wheelock
Apr 14, 1929 - May 2, 2019

Marian Wheelock died at home on Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born in Temple, Texas to James Truman Bragg and Ellen Jackson Bragg on April 14, 1929. She and her sister, Eleanor were beautiful girls whom the family affectionately referred to as "Zsa" Zsa" and "Jackie O".

Marian married John N. Wheelock after attending the University of Texas where she was a member of ZTA sorority. John dearly loved Marian until his death in 1980.
Marian is preceded in death by her husband, John N. Wheelock, Jr.; her son, Tad Wheelock and his wife Lillian Wheelock.

She is survived by her sister Eleanor Parker. Also, she is survived by her daughter Ellen Willis and her husband, Ty; grandchildren; John Wheelock and his wife Camille, Mark Wheelock and his wife Brenda, Brooke Gunder and her husband Robert, Matt Willis and his wife, Julie, Tyler Willis and his fiancé' Kathleen Hanschern, Amy Willis and her husband Matt Wernecke and 18 beautiful great grandchildren.

Marian was a fabulous matriarch to this family and loved to entertain. We all remember the fabulous parties she threw at Cedar Creek Lake. We all still enjoy all of our favorite recipes that she passed down to us.

Marian kept in shape for many years by swimming laps from pier to pier and later at the YMCA. In addition to swimming, she learned to love hunting. She and John spent many hours bird hunting and they also took a hunting trip to Africa which they both fell in love with.

Marian was a devoted Christian and has been a long-standing member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She also served on the ministries, Child Evangelism and Food for Fitness.

The family would like to thank her wonderful caretakers. They took great care of her and loved her so well. Thanks, from the bottom of our hearts to Linda Coleman, Juanita Harris, Cora Jefferson, Angela Rhynes and Marilyn Warren.

The family would like to express our appreciation to Dot Burns who has loved Marian like a sister and served this family as secretary and "go to" person for the last 48 years. We could not have asked for a more loving and loyal friend.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Corley Funeral Home with Father Edward Monk officiating. Private burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. John's Episcopal Church, Child Evangelism Fellowship or the charity of your choice.

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Emmett A. Humble
Jan 25, 1925 - Nov 7, 2018
 

Emmett A. Humble, age 93, of Houston was born on the 25th of January 1925, in Kerens, Navarro County, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Pacific Theater of World War II, then returned to Texas and married his high school sweetheart, Lorine Crumpler.
He entered the University of Texas in Austin, earned Bachelor and Masters degrees, and then went to work for Humble Oil and Refining Company, now ExxonMobil, in Tyler, Texas. The Humbles returned to Houston in 1971. Mr. Humble’s tenure at Exxon included 13 years of Board level service, the last five years as CEO of Esso Exploration, Inc., Exxon’s affiliate responsible for international exploration and drilling, and as a Director of Exxon Production Research Company. Upon retirement from Exxon in 1986, he formed a consulting firm, Petroleum Associates International.
Mr. Humble is a Life Member of the Board of Directors for Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 1975. Emmett was instrumental in restructuring the Retina Research Foundation after being asked to join in 1974. He served in various Chairmanship positions from 1974 thru 2017. In honor of his outstanding service to the foundation, he was endowed a chair at McPherson Eye Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007.
Emmett is preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Estelle, his wife Lorine and his grandson Eric. He is survived by his brother, Omer Ralph; sons, Deral and Keith; grandchildren, Kelley and Heather; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Preston, and Evan; and his nieces, Susan, Sally, and Sarah.
The funeral service is to be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 16th of November, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in the adjacent grand foyer.
At a later time, the family will gather for a private interment at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, Texas.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed toward the Retina Research Foundation, 1977 Butler Blvd., Houston, TX 77030-4101 (www.retinaresearchfnd.org/giving/) or call the office at (713) 797-1925.

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Dexter "Stuff" Kirk
Dec 14, 1917 - Jan 28, 1976

D. "Stuff" Kirk of Mountain View Avenue in San Bernardino, born in Dresden, Texas and a resident of the county for 50 years, died Wednesday in San Bernardino at the age of 58. He was a truck driver and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign wars Post 1744 of San bernardino and Construction workers Union Local 166. He was survived by his wife, Lois B. and a sister, Lillian Carrega of San Bernardino. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in Bobbitt Memorial Chapel with burial in Montecito Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Notes:

  • buried at Montecito Memorial Park, Cotton, San Bernardino Co., CA
  • Plot: Starting in the Northeast(Loma Linda)side of the Valor Lot, seventeenth row, close to Barton Rd,about thirty-two spaces south,west(Colton side)of the Cypress Chapel in the Garden of Valor, north of the Court of Honor,towards the Waterman signal
  • s/o Robert B. Kirk (1890-1944) who was born in Blooming Grove Texas

Robert B. "Daddy Bob" Kirk
Sep 27, 1890 - Oct 24, 1944

Robert B. Kirk, employed in construction work at Barstow, a native of Bloomington Grove, Texas, lived in California for eight years, died Tuesday at the age of 54. He was survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Zella Erwin and Mrs. Lillian Anderson, both of San Bernardino and a son, Dexter Kirk in the Army Air Force. Funeral arrangements are pending with Stephens and Bobbitt in charge.

Notes:

  • born in Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
  • buried at Montecito Memorial Park, Cotton, San Bernardino Co., CA

Sophie (Henry) Melton
abt 1830 - Jun 11, 1934

EX-SLAVE DIES
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) - Sophie Melton, 104-year-old negress, ex-slave, died at her home near Purdon late Sunday. She was perhaps the oldest person residing in this section of Texas.

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Bright H. Pickett
Dec 17, 1859 - Oct 19, 1944

BRIGHT H. PICKETT, PIONEER RESIDENT OF COUNTY, BURIED

Funeral services for Bright H. Pickett, age 84 years, who died at his home in the Rodney community near Dawson Thursday after an illness of several months, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Union High church.

He was a native of Clarksville, Ark., but moved to this county in 1889 and had resided in the Rodney community for 55 years.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Walter Pickett, Mexia; Roy Pickett, Dawson; Rollin Pickett, Dawson; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lester Wallace, J. N. Reese, E. H. Perry, Clyde Lewis, J. M. Pope and Ira Williams.

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Willie Crosby Anderson
Jun 29, 1906 - Nov 9, 1944

Abilene Resident Buried Union High

Funeral services for Willie Anderson, former Navarro countian who died at Abilene Wednesday, were held at Pursley Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Union High cemetery.

Anderson was reared in the Pursley community, moving to West Texas a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Abilene, three daughters, a son and three sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 13, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (monument says Willie Anderson Jun 9, 1906 - Dec 9, 1943- death certificate says Jun. 29, 1906 - Nov. 9, 1944- the obit in the paper is Nov. 13, 1944) (Johnnie McLamore died Aug. 9, 1999 in Abilene)
  • h/o Johnnie May (Lane) Anderson-McLamore s/o J. D. Anderson and Zora Bell (Llewlyn) Anderson buried in New Pursley cemetery.

Henry Van Dyke
Feb 7, 1867 - Apr 19, 1944

Henry Van Dyke Retired Farmer Is Buried Thursday

DAWSON, Texas, April 20—(Spl)—Henry Van Dyke, aged 77 years, retired farmer, died Wednesday night. Funeral services were held at Union High Thursday afternoon. He had resided in this community for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, several children and other relatives.

Wolfe and Dobson Funeral Home directed.

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Matilda Frances (Cockrell) Sharp-Conner
Feb 1, 1842 - Dec 28, 1917

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Matilda Conner, aged 76 years died at her home near Roane at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon after a long illness. The deceased had been a resident of the community in which she died for many years and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The following grown children survive: Miss Mattie Conner, connected with the millinery department at J. M. Dyers, Mrs. Gid Starr of Fort Worth, Mrs. James Beasley of Corbet, Mrs. John Garner of Cleburne, and Mat Conner of Roane.

The remains will be interred in the neighborhood cemetery tomorrow afternoon.

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Ruth E. (Jetton) Wafer
Sep 25, 1909 - Apr 3, 1944

MRS. BERT WAFER DIED HERE MONDAY; RITES ON TUESDAY

Mrs. Bert Wafer, age 34 years, died at her home here Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Nell Wafer, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Minnie Jetton, Fort Worth; Mrs. O. D. Conner, Fort Worth; Mrs. E. E. Redford, Dallas; two brothers, S. B. Jetton and Earl Jetton, Trees, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. W. Ballew, G. W. Bernard, F. L. Leathers, A. E. Hyden, P. J. Rash and S. D. Goins.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. BERT WAFER

Funeral services for Mrs. Bert Wafer, age 34 years, who died at her home here Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Prairie Point cemetery.

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

Pallbearers were D. W. Blue, G. W. Bernard, F. L. Leathers, A. E. Hyden, P. J. Rash and S. D. Goins.

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R. G. “Preacher” Fields
Dec 5, 1914 - Sep 4, 1944

RITES ON TUESDAY FOR R. G. FIELDS AT BAZETTE CHURCH

Funeral services for R. G. (Preacher) Fields, 29, who died in the Navarro clinic Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Bazette Methodist church with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Fields was seriously injured late Thursday at the fair grounds while practicing for the Navarro county tournament team. Horses ridden by Fields and R. C. Farmer of Roane collided, hurling the riders to the ground. Fields received internal injuries and Farmer escaped injury. Both horses were hurt.

Surviving are his wife of Bazette, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fields, Bazette; two brothers, Eben Fields, Houston, and D. F. Fields, Bazette; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Holloway, Powell; Mrs. Homer Wassum, Bazette, and Mrs. Forrest Huggins, Corsicana; grandmothers, Mrs. R. G. Hollingsworth, Frost, and Mrs. D. F. Fields, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home in charge.

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Meredith Pinkney Linch
Mar 6, 1852 - Jul 11, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. P. LINCH BE HELD WEDNESDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, July 11.—(Spl.)—M. P. Linch, aged 92 years, died at the home of his son near here early Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held at the graveside Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Liberty Hill cemetery. Rev. O. S. Hellum will conduct the rites.

A native of Tennessee, he came to Hill county in 1886 and has lived in Hill and Navarro counties since that time.

Surviving are two sons, W. F. Linch, Blooming Grove; E. F. Linch, Ontario, Cal.; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service has charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 11, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy Caroline “Nannie” (Loyd) Linch married Dec. 08, 1882 (1900 census, Frost, Texas, his mother is living with him says Eleathie J. Linch born Jun. 1829 from Tennessee)

Barbara Jean “Bylo” (Bumpers) Savage
Mar 6, 1932 - Jul 3, 2018

Barbara Jean (Bumpers) Savage – better known as “Bylo”- of Troy, TX passed away in her sleep Monday July 9, 2018 at age 86.

Memorial Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church of Dawson. A celebration of “Bylos” life will follow at 12:30pm at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Hubbard, TX

She was born on her parents’ farm in Dawson, Texas, where she attended school. She married Macca Neely Savage of Malone in 1951, at the First Methodist Church of Dawson, Texas, and soon thereafter they moved to California where they lived for the next 60 years. “Bylo” moved back to Texas in the last year and a half to live with her daughter, Annette Savage Cantrell and her family in Troy, TX.

Music was an incredibly important part of “Bylos” life ever sense she and her older sister Lena Mae attended the Stamps School of Music in Dallas at a very young age. Both Lena Mae & “Bylo” learned to play the piano, and continued to play the piano and sing until the day“Bylo” passed.

“Bylo” was preceded in death by her parents J.O. Bumpers & Betty Mae Halbrooks Bumpers, husband Mac Savage, daughter Debby Savage, son Macca Gene Savage, and grandson Nicholas Macca Savage.

“Bylo” is survived by sister Lena Mae Carver of Waco, daughter Annette Savage Cantrell, son in law Michael Cantrell, granddaughter Macca Cantrell, Darryl Sinjin Savage of Troy, TX, grandson David Alan Coelho Jr of Los Angeles, CA, and Darin Joseph Coelho of Placerville, CA as well as two great granddaughters, and two great grandsons.

Notes:

  • Obituary published online 11 Jul 2018 by Lake Shore Funeral Home, Waco, Texas.
  • w/o Macca Neely Savage; d/o James Orvalle Bumpers & Bettie Mae (Halbrooks) Bumpers buried in Dawson cemetery
  • Lawrence Family Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Albert Arthur Mooneyhan
Sep 11, 1919 - Dec 10, 2009

Albert Arthur Mooneyhan was born September 11th, 1919 in Corsicana, Texas. In his life he
witnessed a great deal of history. During the Great Depression he worked on a dairy farm to
help his family. He later worked at the Grappette bottling Company as a route man. As time
progressed he learned the trade of a machinist and worked for the Bethlehem Steel company.
During the early nineteen forties he journeyed to California to work in the shipyards.
He returned to Texas in nineteen forty three to Fort Worth to work for Consolidated INC.
building aircraft. In nineteen fifty six he came to Garland and worked for Space Corporation
working as a machinist. This company built the gantries for the Apollo Saturn five rockets. In
the mid sixties he met Ingrid with whom he fell in love. She became his life long companion.
Her love and care gave him a solid base that lasted to the present day. Space Corporation
became Marmon Motors and he worked there until he retired. As years went by the family
grew.

He is survived by his wife, seven children, fifteen grandchildren, and ten great
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother Emma and father Arthur as well as two sisters and
four brothers. He has completed the circle of life and now waits for us to join him after we
complete our circle of life. We will miss you Dad, Granddad, and Great granddad. All our love
goes with you.

Notes:

  • Metocrest Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Burial location unknown.
  • 1st wife Nellie Grace (Peabody) Mooneyhan-Lewis married Oct. 21, 1940 buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx. 2nd wife Ingeborg Blonda (Rueckert) Mooneyhan s/o Albert Jackson Mooneyhan and Emma Elizabeth (Crenshaw) Mooneyhan buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.

Joseph Benjamin “Joe” Hargis
Dec 13, 1861 - Oct 13, 1943

RETIRED MERCHANT BURIED THURSDAY AT SPRING HILL

DAWSON, Oct. 14.—(Spl.)—J. B. Hargis, aged 81 years, long-time resident here , died at his home early Wednesday morning after a several years’ illness. Funeral rites were held here Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Presbyterian church. The services were conducted by Rev. E. A. Keasler, pastor of the church assisted by Rev. Ross J. Smith, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial was in Spring Hill cemetery.

Mr. Hargis operated a grocery store and barber shop here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; three children, Quinton Hargis, Jewell Hargis and Mrs. Sam Jones, all of Dallas, and several grandchildren.

Wolfe and Dobson directed arrangements.

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Nora Maud (Brewer) Smith
Jun 18, 1881 - Aug 13, 1943

Winkler Woman Died Last Friday and Was Buried Saturday

Mrs. Nora Maud Smith, age 62 years, resident of the Winkler community for 34 years, died at her home there Friday, August 13. Funeral services were held Saturday.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Bonham.

Surviving are her husband, Winkle, three sons, William Smith, Springtown; Weldon Smith, Winkler; Ed Smith, Jr., Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Lee Babb, Hollywood, Calif.; Mrs. Velma Byington, Dallas; Mrs. Wilma Purcelle, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. Fannie Willard, Dallas, six grandchildren and other relatives.

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Joe Manning Pillans
Nov 26, 1881 - Aug 8, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES LATE WEDNESDAY FOR JOE M. PILLANS

Funeral services for Joe M. Pillans, age 62 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday afternoon, are planned for 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Home. Revs. J. I. Cartlidge and W. F. Rogan will conduct the services and burial will be in Winkler cemetery.

Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

A resident of Corsicana for many years he was well known here. He operated a grocery store and other mercantile establishments here.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Evans, Corsicana; Mrs. Leila Benson, Corsicana; three nephews, Sgt. David Pillans, U. S. Army; Capt. William F. Benson, U. S. Army; three nieces, Mrs. Martha McDonald, Dallas; Miss Billie Mae Pillans, Corsicana; Miss Helen Pillans, Boston and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. Earl Smalling, Hugh Stewart, H. B. Bomar, W. C. Lewis, S. J. Rouse, J. D. Haney, Rochelle Rouse and Guy Sitton.

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Joe M. Pillans, Pioneer Resident, Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Joe M. Pillans, age 62, pioneer resident and businessman of Corsicana, who died Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Revs. J. Cartlidge and W. F. Rogan conducting the rites. Burial was in the Winkler cemetery with Masons in charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are two sisters, three nephews, three nieces and other relatives.

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William Yancy Glass
Jul 4, 1860 - Feb 7, 1944

W. Y. Glass Died At Streetman and Was Buried Tuesday

STREETMAN, Feb. 9.—(Spl.)—W. Y. Glass died Monday at six a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Stumps Allen. He had been in failing health for several years.

Surviving are one son, Jack Glass, Sweeney; three daughters, Mrs. Will Compton, Italy; Mrs. Allen, Streetman, and Mrs. Vivian McDaniel of Fort Worth; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at
St Elmo cemetery, Rev. O. F. Barton and Rev. W. M. White conducted the services.

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