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Emma Louella (Young) Hamilton
Sep 15, 1878 - Jul 12, 1955

Mrs. G. Hamilton Expires Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Guy Hamilton, 76, lifelong resident of Navarro county, died at her home, 1447 West 5th Ave., Tuesday morning.

Funeral rites are planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday from the McCammon funeral chapel here, with Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, conducting. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Born near Corsicana, Mrs. Hamilton resided within the city most of her life. She was a member of the First Methodist Church here.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rex Bounds, Corsicana and Mrs. J. Howard Mabry, Paris, France; a son, Allen Hamilton, Houston; two brothers, J. A. Young, Corsicana and T. E. Young, also of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be King Elliott, J. E. Davant, Albert Young, N. Suttle Roberts, Tommy McClure and M. H. Statham.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 12, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Flavius Guy Hamilton married Dec. 11, 1900; d/o Samuel William Young & Melissa Jane (Beeman) Young buried in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery

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Hold Rites For Mrs. G. Hamilton Here Wednesday

Rites for Mrs. Guy Hamilton, 76, lifelong resident of Navarro county who died at her home, 1447 West 5th Ave., Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. here from the McCammon funeral chapel.

Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church and Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, conducted. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hamilton was born near Corsicana and lived in this city most of her life. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rex Bounds, Corsicana and Mrs. J. Howard Mabry, Paris, France; a son, Allen Hamilton, Houston; two brothers, J. A. Young, Corsicana and T. E. Young, also of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were King Elliott, J. E. Davant, Albert Young, N. Suttle Roberts, Tommy McClure and M. H. Statham.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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Elizabeth Ann Harwell
Feb 20, 1944 - Feb 22, 1944

Infant Girl Buried Monday Afternoon In Oakwood Cemetery

Funeral services for Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Harwell, were held Monday, afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. W. R. Hall conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, one sister, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Harwell, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Martha Watkins, Mineral Wells, and other relatives.

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Mary Gertrude (Alexander) Peterson
Feb 25, 1884 - Feb 18, 1944

FT. WORTH WOMAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Peterson, age 59, who died in Fort Worth Saturday afternoon, were held there Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock. The body was then brought here for interment in Oakwood cemetery at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, Bob Peterson, California; a son, Lloyd Peterson, Corpus Christi; a foster son, Joe Summerfield, U. S. Army; a brother, Walter Alexander, Houston, a number of nephews and nieces.

Sutherland – McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Robert “Bob” Peterson
Oct 12, 1874 - Jun 19, 1947

Robt. Peterson Died At Corpus Christi

Robert Peterson, aged 72 years, former resident of Corsicana, died in Corpus Christi Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Masonic Lodge in charge of the rites.

Surviving are a son, Robert L. Peterson, and a grandson, Robert Charles Peterson, both of Corpus Christi.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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ROBERT PETERSON FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY AT 3 P.M.

Funeral services for Robert Peterson, aged 72 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Corpus Christi Thursday, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services.

Surviving are a son, Robert L. Peterson, and a grandson, Robert Charles Peterson, oth of Corpus Christi.

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Robert Lloyd Peterson
Oct 28, 1905 - Jan 8, 1960

R. L. Peterson Rites Tuesday

Robert L. Peterson died in Corpus Christi Saturday. He resided in Tyler before moving to Corpus Christi 17 years ago. He was employed by an oil company.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood cemetery with the Masons in charge.

Surviving are his wife of Corpus Christi; a son, Bob Peterson, Houston; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were held in Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 11, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vieva (Farnsworth) Peterson-Forrester buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kansas s/o Robert “Bob” Peterson & Mary Gertrude (Alexander) Peterson

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R. L. Peterson Rites Are Held

Masonic graveside services for Robert L. Peterson Are Held

Masonic graveside services for Robert L. Peterson, 54, Corsicana native, who died in Corpus Christi Saturday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Corpus Christi services were held Sunday afternoon.

Peterson was with the Humble Oil and Refining Company land department in Corpus Christi and at Tyler, his former home.

Surviving are his wife of Corpus Christi; a son Bob Peterson, Houston, and three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Clintonia Margaret (Carson) Adkisson
Nov 18, 1849 - Aug 9, 1944

Funeral Services Mrs. D. R. Adkisson On Friday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. D. R. Adkisson, age 94 years, who died at her home here Wednesday afternoon, will be held Friday Morning at 10 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church with Rev. W. R. Hall conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A pioneer resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Adkisson was prominent in church and social circles for many years.

No near relatives survive.

Pallbearers will be J. D. Carroll, Clifford Tatum, Allyn Gordon, Arthur Beavers, A. F. Mitchell and John H. Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers, Dr. E. H. Newton, Merritt Drane, Ervin Jorden, elders and deacons of the First Presbyterian church.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Funeral Services Friday Morning For Mrs. D. R. Adkisson

Funeral services for Mrs. D. R. Adkisson, age 94 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana who died at her home here Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday morning from the First Presbyterian church with Rev. W. R. Hall conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

No near relatives survive.

Sutherland- McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Iver Iverson Grosberg
Feb 6, 1862 - Oct 22, 1944

Harry Grosberg Buried Monday In Oakwood Cemetery

Funeral services for Harry Grosberg, who died Sunday morning in the P. and S. Hospital were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Christian Grosberg, Springfield, Ill., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 23, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Olufine Marie (Auensin) Grosberg buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois; s/o Iver Iverson Grosberg & UNKNOWN (Gaupe) Grosberg per death certificate

Clara Mae (Moreland) Horn
Sep 1, 1874 - Aug 8, 1944

Dallas Woman Was Buried Wednesday Oakwood Cemetery

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Horn, who died at her home in Dallas early Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. A. l. Meador conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Clarence Horn, U. S. Navy; and Carson Horn, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. E. P. Dufour, San Francisco, California, and other relatives.

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James Lowry “Jim” Hester
Nov 28, 1900 - Dec 16, 1944

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED HEART ATTACK IN AUSTIN TODAY

Jim Hester, about 45 years, former Corsicana resident, died with a heart attack while at work at Austin Saturday morning, according to information received by friends and relatives. He was reared in the Frost community and was employed at the Beaton Motor Company for a number of years before he went to San Antonio, April 1, 1942. He had been in Austin a couple of years.

Funeral services were not known here early Saturday afternoon, but it is expected that the services will be held either in Corsicana or Frost.

Surviving are his wife, Austin; a son, Ensign Darrell Hester, U. S. N. R., stationed in Massachusetts; and several brothers and sisters, including a brother, Homer Hester, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. L. HESTER MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for James L. Hester, 44, who died from a heart attack while at work in Austin Saturday morning, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

He was reared in the Frost community and was employed at the Beaton Motor Company many years before moving to San Antonio in 1942. He had been in Austin about two years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers were Russell Purifoy, Pete Hook, Rube Bennett, J. C. roe, Dr. H. B. Love and Tom Eady. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Young Men’s Bible class of the First Methodist church.

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Jan Jefferson
Dec 15, 1944 - Dec 16, 1944

Rites Here Sunday For Infant Daughter Former Corsicanans

The funeral of Jan the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jefferson of Orange, will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, according to a message received by relatives here. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson were former residents here, Mrs. Jefferson having been the former Miss Lillian Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Smith.

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Joe Miller Jefferson, Sr.
Jan 1, 1913 - May 26, 1971

Jefferson

Joe Miller Jefferson, 58, Dallas Salesman, died Wednesday in a McKinney hospital. He was born and reared in Corsicana.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. T. Ayers, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his widow and a son, Joe M. Jefferson, Jr., both of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. Wayne Liles of Slaton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 28, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillian Banks (Smith) Jefferson-Jones; s/o Joseph Walton “Joe” Jefferson & Charlotte Dean “Lottie” (Griffis) Jefferson

Joe Miller Jefferson, Jr.
Jan 5, 1935 - Jul 26, 1977

J. M. Jefferson

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood cemetery for Joe Miller Jefferson, Jr., 42, resident of Dallas, and formerly of Corsicana, who died yesterday in Dallas.

The Rev. Terry Hodge will officiate.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, L. V. Jones of Lubbock; four aunts and an uncle

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

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Nellie Jefferson
Apr 2, 1886 - Dec 11, 1955

Miss Jefferson Dies In Austin

Miss Nellie Jefferson, sister of the late Joe Jefferson of Corsicana, died in Austin Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ellen DuBose, Brady; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Miss Jefferson Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Miss Nellie Jefferson, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Austin Sunday afternoon, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ellen DuBose, Brady; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Wednesday Rites Miss Jefferson

Funeral services for Miss Nellie Jefferson, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Austin Sunday afternoon were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Miss Jefferson was the sister of the late Joe Jefferson.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ellen DuBose, Brady, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were King Hall, Bob Bertucci, Wayne Liles, Hood Cheney, Will Taylor and George Wilson.

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Charlotte Dean “Lottie” (Griffis) Jefferson
Feb 5, 1894 - Feb 24, 1965

Mrs. Jefferson Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Joe W. Jefferson, 71, former Corsicana resident, died in Slaton Wednesday of a heart attack.

Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the services.

Surviving are a son, Joe Miller Jefferson, Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Liles, Slaton; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

McCammon directs.

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Mrs. Jefferson Rites Friday

Graveside rites for Mrs. Joe W. Jefferson were held at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Robert J. Potts, First Baptist church pastor conducting the rites.

Mrs. Jefferson, 71, formerly of Corsicana, died in Slaton Wednesday of a heart attack.

Survivors are a son, Joe Miller Jefferson, Lubbock, a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Liles, Slaton; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

McCammon directed.

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Joseph Walton “Joe” Jefferson
Jul 4, 1889 - Apr 18, 1953

Joe Jefferson Dies At Lubbock

Joe W. Jefferson, former Corsicana resident, died in Lubbock Saturday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church here Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor.

Jefferson was in the automobile business here. He was a member of the First Baptist Church while in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Joe Miller Jefferson, both of Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Liles, Slaton; three sisters and two grandchildren.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr 18, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Charlotte Dean “Lottie” (Griffis) Jefferson; s/o Lorenzo Lane “Renzo/RL” Jefferson & Elvira Elizabeth “Vera” (Wilson) Jefferson

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Joe Jefferson Services Monday

Funeral services for Joe W. Jefferson, 63, who died at Lubbock Saturday morning following an extended illness, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church here.

The rites were conducted by Dr. J. Howard Williams, executive secretary of the Texas Baptist convention, Dallas, former pastor here, assisted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor.

Native of Cleburne, Texas, Jefferson was connected with the Drane and McKee garage here for years, serving a time as president of the concern.

He resided in Orange a number of years after leaving Corsicana and prior to moving to Lubbock.

Jefferson served as a deacon of the First Baptist church here for years and was active in business and church circles.

Surviving are his wife, Lubbock, a son, Joe Miller Jefferson, Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Liles, Slaton; two grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Nellie Jefferson, Burlington, Vt.; Mrs. Hettie Rutherford, Dallas, and Mrs. Ellen DuBose, Baytown, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. G. Smith, J. C. Smith, Hood Cheney, J. J. Newton, Earl Presley, Ben Blackmon, Kealie Scorborough, Lynn Andrews, Steve Matthews, Dr. Will Miller, H. T. Robinson, Jess Howell, George Wilson, Dan Liles, John H. Lewis and J. D. Poindexter.

McCammon directed.

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Mary Frances “Mollie” (Rascoe) Hawkins-Rankin
May 1, 1861 - Nov 20, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. MOLLIE RANKIN HERE ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Frances Rankin, wife of the late W. O. Rankin, who died Monday in Austin, will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, W. A. Rankin, Midland; a daughter, Mrs. J. K. Slayton, Beaumont; a brother, J. Rascoe, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Maud Montgomery, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Harold Blankenship, Sr., Willie Rascoe, O. D. Montgomery, Emmett Montgomery, Jim Robinson and James Allen Goodman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 21, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband W. U. Hawkins married Dec. 20, 1883 2nd husband William Ogden Rankin married May 8, 1889; d/o Gabriel Hardaman Rascoe & Mary Frances (Halbert) Rascoe buried Petty’s Chapel cemetery

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Funeral services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Mollie Rankin

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Frances Rankin, 83, former resident of Corsicana, who died at Austin Monday, were held at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, W. A. Rankin, Midland; two daughters , Mrs. J. K. Slayton, Beaumont; Mrs. Edna Rankin, Hubbard; two brothers, J. P. Rascoe, Corsicana; Joe Rascoe, Percy, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Maud Montgomery, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Rebecca Donie Bell “Donie” (Rascoe) Jackson
Dec 28, 1865 - Apr 23, 1944

RITES HELD MONDAY FOR MRS. JACKSON; DIED AT ROGERS

Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Jackson who died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. F. Martin at Rogers, were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. H. H. Baldridge conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, T. M. Jackson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; J. E. Jackson, Stamford; Amos Jackson, Temple; four daughters, Mrs. C. F. Martin, Rogers; Mrs. C. W. Stough, Arlington; Mrs. Clanie Goodwin, Corsicana; Mrs. Earl McDaniel, Richland, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 24, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Edward Jackson married Nov. 17, 1879; d/o Gabriel Hardaman Rascoe & Mary Francis (Halbert) Roscoe buried at Petty’s Chapel

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OBITUARY

Mrs. Dona Jackson, wife of the late J. E. Jackson was born in Cherokee County, Texas, Dec. 28, 1864. She moved with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Hardaman Rascoe, to Navarro County, at the age of four, and the family settled at Tupelo.

She was married to Mr. J. E. Jackson, Nov. 17, 1879, and with the exception of a very few years, they resided all their lived in Navarro county.

To this union were born nine children, three sons and six daughters, seven of whom survive her. Their names are as follows: Amos Jackson of Temple, Texas; T. M. Jackson of Oklahoma City; J. E. Jackson of Stamford, Tex.; Mrs. C. F. Martin of Rogers, Texas; Mrs. C. W. Stough of Arlington, Texas; Mrs. Earl McDaniel of Richland, Texas, and Mrs. Zennie G. Goodwin of Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren.

She is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. J. P. Rascoe of Corsicana, Mr. Joe Rascoe of Arkansas, Mrs. W. O. Rankin of Austin, Texas, and Mrs. Rachael M. Montgomery of Corsicana.

Early in life Mrs. Jackson accepted Christ as her savior and united with the Methodist church, in which fellowship she remained faithful until her death, at which time she was a member of the Eleventh venue Methodist church of Corsicana.

This good life of more than 79 years duration, was spent in faithful, loyal service to Christ and the Church and to her home and family. This is the testimony of those who knew her best. The noble family of sons and daughters, reflect the character of such a good mother. Indeer “her children rise up and call her blessed.”

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Mattie E. (Green) Kilgore
May 10, 1879 - Apr 23, 1944

MRS. MATTIE KILGORE DIED EARLY TODAY; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Mattie E. Kilgore, age 64 years, died at her home at 1012 North Beaton street early Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, A. B. Kilgore, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. J. R. McCaslin, Corsicana; Mrs. E. D. Wiggins, Mrs. J. H. Barkely, Mrs. John Herring, Mrs. J. J. Webster, all of Tyler; four sons, Pat Herman Kilgore, U. S. Army; R. E. Kilgore, Vernon; W. M. Kilgore, Houston; R. C. Kilgore, Orange; a brother, R. C. Green, Flint; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Greathouse, Flint; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. J. Howard, Newel Sharpley, Jesse Bradley, Grover Yielding, C. A. Slate and Peter Harwell.

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Funeral Held Sunday For Mrs. Kilgore, Who died Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie E. Kilgore, who died here early Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, five daughters, four sons, a brother, a sister and other relatives.

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Emma Clara (Steely) Powell
Apr 27, 1889 - Dec 5, 1944

Mrs. Grover Powell, Former Corsicanan, Found Dead Beaumont

Mrs. Grover Powell was found dead in bed at her home in Beaumont early Tuesday morning, friends here have been advised. Funeral arrangements are pending word from sons who are in the armed service.

Mrs. Powell was a former resident of Corsicana and will be remembered as Miss Emma Steeley.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, a daughter, two brothers, L. D. Corsicana; George W. Steeley, Paris, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HERE TODAY FOR MRS. G. J. POWELL

Funeral services for Mrs. Grover J. Powell, 55, who was found dead in bed at her home in Beaumont Tuesday morning, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Powell was a former resident of Corsicana, but had made her home in Beaumont for several years.

Surviving are her husband, Beaumont, two sons, Garland Powell, with the U. S. Army in Louisiana; Grover J. Powell, Jr., U. S. Army, Florida; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Mitcheltree, Orange; a granddaughter, Ouida Ann Powell, Beaumont; two brothers, L. D. Steely, Corsicana; George Steely, Paris, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Steely, Ernest Steely, William Steely, Kerr Kowan, L. J. Herod and Francis Puckett.

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Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Powell, Who Died Beaumont

Funeral services for Mrs. Grover J. Powell, 55, who died Monday night at Beaumont, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

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Jessie Rangel
May 9, 1944 - Oct 14, 1944

Jesse Rangle, Five Months Old, Buried Monday Morning

Funeral services for Jesse Rangle, five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Rangle, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Rangle, Rice; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Abran Rangle, Waco; grandfather, Nicholas Riacon, Rosebud and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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George Washington Morgan
Jan 12, 1877 - Mar 14, 1944

G. W. MORGAN, TYLER DIED LAST NIGHT; BE BURIED HERE

Funeral services for G. W. Morgan, who died at his home in Tyler Monday night will be held t Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock under the direction of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Morgan was a former resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. R. E. Breedlove, Ferris; three brothers, Dan Morgan, Corsicana; W. N. and Henry Morgan, San Antonio, a niece, Mrs. A. Thomas, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Lee Douglas Rogers
Dec 22, 1879 - Aug 28, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR L. D. ROGERS

Funeral services for Lee Douglas Rogers, age 64 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Monday, afternoon following a brief illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor, conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for 37 years, he had been an employee of the Magnolia company since 1913.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters. Mrs. C. E. Edwards, Jr., Tyler; Mrs. C. D. Peglar, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. H. R. Davenport, Marshall; a brother, F. J. Rogers, Hallsville, two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. N. Norris, R. E. Little, R. M. Moore, F. H. Washburn, K. Ramsey, E. F. Dunton, J. E. Pickering and J. H. Scoggins.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 29, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Dura Ethel (Edrington) Rogers 2nd wife Bertie (Standefer) Rogers married Feb 12, 1939; s/o Joe E. Rogers & Hannah V. (Hightower) Rogers

John Edward Burks
Feb 18, 1903 - Mar 20, 1944

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN GREENWOOD, ARK.

John E. Burks, age 40 years, former resident of Corsicana, died at Greenwood, Arkansas, and the body will arrive here tonight for interment. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, John Burks and other relatives.

He was an employee of the Three States Telephone Company from 1929 to 1942 and resided in Corsicana from 1938 to 1942. He was a native of Chatfield.

The Corley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 21, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Thelma (Lankford) Burk married Jan. 2, 1926; s/o Charles Louis Burks, Sr. & Sallie Randolph (Edwards) Burks buried in Chatfield cemetery, Chatfield, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ON WEDNESDAY FOR JOHN E. BURKS

Funeral services for John E. Burks, age 41, who died at Greenwood, Ark., were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Revs. J. I. Cartlidge and Durwood Geddie conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, John Burks, Greenwood, Ark.; his father, C. L. Burks, Roane; two brothers, C. L. Burks, Jr., Rice; J. L. Burks, Trinidad; seven sisters, Mrs. W. H. Blissett, Roane; Mrs. Estell McDowell, Kerens; Mrs. W. C. Murdock, Kerens; Mrs. Jewel Pevehouse, Bedias; Misses Sallie, Lorena and Leila Burks, Roane, and other relatives.

Prior to moving to Arkansas about two years ago, he was employed by the Three States Telephone Company here.

Pallbearers were Seaborn Lipsy, Finis Harrison, W. L. Bunch, Kirby Wilson, B. F. Cummins and Chris Finn.

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Emma Grace (Spickard) Hardin
Feb 24, 1901 - May 17, 1944

MRS. GUY HARDIN DIED EARLY TODAY; RITES ON THURSDAY

Mrs. Guy Hardin, age 43 years, died here at an early hour Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the First Christian church with Rev. Robert F. Bristol, pastor, conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Guy Hardin, Corsicana; a son, Guy Hardin, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Kathleen and Lillie Jane Hardin, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Offill, Howe, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. H. Roberts, Joe Bunch, Norman Hardin, Hubert Braselton, H. B. Traw and Clarence Sprowl.

Corley’s Funeral home will direct the arrangements.

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Rites Planned Late Thursday Afternoon For Mrs. Guy Hardin

Funeral services for Mrs. Guy Hardin, age 43 years, who died here Wednesday morning were planned for 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the First Christian church, with Rev. Robert F. Bristol conducting the rites. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

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Guy Rufus Hardin
Aug 21, 1898 - Mar 3, 1973

Guy Hardin

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Guy Hardin, 74, of Fort Worth, who died Saturday in a Fort Worth hospital. Rev. Kenneth C. Haley will officiate, and burial will be at
Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Pursley and had lived in Navarro county until he moved to Fort Worth two years ago.

He was a retired machinist for Corsicana Grader and Machine Co.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cathleen Pickett of Fort Worth; a son, Guy Hardin, Jr., of Belmont, La.; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Norman Hardin of Plainview and John C. Hardin of San Antonio.

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Guy Hardin

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Guy Hardin, 74, of Fort Worth, who died Saturday in a Fort Worth Hospital. Rev. Kenneth C. Haley officiated, and burial was at
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, and two brothers.

Pallbearers were Jack Sherman, Bill Follis, Letcher McCurrin, Floyd Chapman, A. D. Burleson and Glen Coker.

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John Hiram Hardin
Sep 22, 1874 - Jun 26, 1949

John Hardin Is Fatally Injured When Hit By Car

John Hardin, aged 74 years, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Navarro Clinic about 9 p.m. Sunday night.

He had been struck by an automobile, driven by J. L. Read, aged 16, of Galveston, a few minutes earlier near the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ on North Fifteenth street.

Chas. T. Banister, county attorney, and city police investigating the accident, reported witnesses said the youth, who was visiting his grandfather, J. W. Read, 720 West Thirteenth avenue, was driving at a slow rate of speed and that the victim stepped into the street a moment before the accident. Police termed it “unavoidable.”

Hardin’s death is the third auto fatality in Navarro county in 1949.

A native of Pursley, Hardin had resided in Corsicana since 1916. He was a long-time member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Guy Hardin, Corsicana; Norman Hardin, Plainview; Victor and Carroll Hardin, both of San Antonio, and H. L. Hardin, Alice; three brothers, M. L. Hardin, Pursley; W. E. Hardin, California, and Roger Hardin, Brownwood, five sisters, Mrs. Ella Stephens, Mrs. Eva Henson, Mrs. Lois Valentine, and Mrs. W. Franklin, all of Bentonville, Ark., and Mrs. Lucy Baird, Dallas; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Eugene A. Pitts, minister of the church.

Pallbearers will be Guy Hardin, Jr., Glenn A. Hardin, Sam Gordon, Prince Rumbelow and John Cook.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Modena May (Frederick) Hardin 2nd wife Sarah S. (Tucker) Hardin married Jul 6, 1919; s/o William Presley Hardin & Sarah Elizabeth (Stewart) Hardin buried in Ward Cemetery

Minnie McMillan
May 20, 1860 - May 17, 1944

NAVARRO COUNTY NATIVE DEAD; PLAN RITES THURSDAY

Miss Minnie McMillan, native of Navarro county and long time resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland McCammon Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Miss McMillan was born at Dresden and moved to Corsicana many years ago. She is the sister of the late Mrs. E. Wiley Johnson.

Surviving are seven nieces, Mrs. W. P. McCammon, Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Knox, Corsicana; Mrs. N. D. McKee, Midland; Mrs. Mollie McDonald, Corsicana, Miss Minnie Johnson, Dallas; Mrs. Alfred Brooks, Port Neches; Mrs. Annie Anderson, Dallas; four nephews, Luther A. Johnson, Washington, D. C.; E. N. Johnson, Dallas; Nell Johnson, Dallas; R. D. Johnson, Houston and other relatives.

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Funeral Services Held Thursday For Miss Minnie McMillan

Funeral services for Miss Minnie McMillan, native of Navarro county and pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died here Wednesday morning were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. W. McCammon, C. J. Knox, Neil Johnson, Ernest Johnson, O. E. Stone and T. J. Walton.

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Annie C. Wood
Sep 6, 1872 - Jan 15, 1944

RITES HERE MONDAY FOR MISS ANNIE WOOD, FORMER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Miss Annie Wood, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died at Gatesville Saturday, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Mrs. Marshall E. Savage, Christian Science reader, conducted the rites. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Wood was the daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. A. F. Wood and resided here for many years. She had been a resident of New York for the past few years and had returned to Texas for a visit when she was stricken.

Surviving are two brothers, Lawrence and Sterling Wood, Dallas.

Pallbearers were A. L. Lotspiech, N. C. Goodman, J. D. Redden, Wade Smith and J. S. Mitchell.

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Sterling Lee Wood
Sep 3, 1866 - Apr 27, 1954

Sterling L. Wood Expires Tuesday

Sterling Lee Wood, 87, native of Corsicana, Lubbock resident, died in the Scott and White hospital, Temple, Tuesday following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A son of the late Capt. and Mrs. A. F. Wood, Corsicana pioneers. Wood made his home here for many years. He spend eight years in Bremen, Germany as a representative of the Anderson-Clayton Cotton Company, and for the past 22 years has been connected with the Arch Underwood cotton interests at Lubbock.

Surviving are three cousins, Mrs. Ben Clement and Mrs. T. L. Smith, both of Waco and Mrs. Lee S. Secrest, Fort Worth.

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Sterling L. Wood Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Sterling L. Wood, 87, cotton dealer of Lubbock, who died in a Temple hospital Tuesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Wood was reared in Corsicana. He spent several years in Germany representing an American Cotton firm and for the last 22 years has been at Lubbock. He had been ill only a short time.

He was the son of the late Capt. and Mrs. A. F. Wood, Corsicana pioneers.

Surviving are three cousins, Mrs. Ben Clement and Mrs. T. L. Smith, both of Waco and Mrs. Lee S. Secrest, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were D. C. Prince, Lubbock; Joe Prautschold, Waco; Ben E. Clement, Jr., Gatesville; Burke Clement, Waco; James W. McCammon, Corsicana, and Lee S. Secrest, Fort Worth.

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Thereta (Long) Ingle
Mar 20, 1880 - Jul 12, 1966

Hold Rites For Mrs. Ingle, 86

Funeral rites were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel here for Mrs. J. B. Ingle, 86, former Corsicanan who died Tuesday night in the home of her only child, Mrs. Earl W. Chunn, 3814 LaForge, Dallas, Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Her survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Chunn; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ingle was the widow of the late Rev. J. B. Ingle, Baptist minister.

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Raleigh Lee Ellis
May 27, 1888 - Jan 15, 1944

R. L. ELLIS DIED FRIDAY NIGHT AT MILDRED HOME

R. L. Ellis, age 56 years, died at his home in the Mildred community Friday night. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred; the following step-children, Louise Turner, Bo Turner, Mildred; Eunice Turner and Mrs. Ila Lynch, both of Dallas; Pete Turner, Texas City; two brothers, E. P. Ellis, Sweeny; Sam Ellis Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Andrew Wright, Mildred and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Isaac Levy, Kenneth Gay, Jack Boyd, Jim Coggins, Cortez Wright and Hubert Elder.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 15, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Elizabeth May “Betty” (Toldan) Ellis 2nd wife Artie Macy (Padgett) Turner-Ellis married Nov. 30, 1934; s/o John Hughes Ellis & Mary Ann (Voss) Ellis

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Rites Held Sunday For R. L. Ellis; Burial in Oakwood

Funeral services for R. L. Ellis, age 56 years, who died at his home in the Mildred community Friday night were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Erwin Grubbs conducted the rites. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, five step children, two brothers, and other relatives.

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Artie Macy (Padgett) Turner-Ellis
Jan 24, 1890 - Apr 19, 1973

Mrs. Ellis

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Artie Ellis, 83, of Mildred, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Gerry Neal will officiate, and burial will be at
Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Roberson County, and had lived in Mildred for 38 years, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, I. W. (Bo) Turner of Mildred; three daughters, Mrs. Eunice Evans of Freeport, Mrs. Ila Lynch of Dallas, and Mrs. Dale Rash of Mildred; two brothers, Wesley Padgett of Teague and Henry Padgett of Big Springs, a sister, Mrs. Stella Blackman of Brownwood; a number of nieces and nephews; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. L. L. Turner of Bryan; three grandsons, Don Lynch of Dallas and Lyle Rash and Terry Rash both of Mildred; one great-grandson, Steve Lynch of Dallas; and one great-granddaughter, Sharla Lynch of Dallas.

Pallbearers include John Slate, John F. Henderson, J. D. Wright, Cecil Lee Wright, Hershel Boyd and Vernon Boyd.

Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Charles H. Brown and Jack P. (Sarge) Morris.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 17, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Ezra Turner 2nd husband Raleigh Lee Ellis married Nov 30, 1934; d/o J. Augustus “Augusta” Padgett buried in Sansom cemetery, Limestone county, Tx. & Sally (Moore) Padgett

Tom McCrory Gamewell
Nov 16, 1893 - Nov 8, 1944

T. M. GAMEWELL DIED AT BALLINGER; BURIAL TO BE HERE

Thomas M. Gamewell, veteran of World War 1, died at Ballinger, Tuesday night. The body will be brought here for burial and services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Dr. Matthew Arnold will conduct the services and burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his father, T. M. Gamewell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lee Burleson, Corsicana; Mrs. Lilla Lindsey, Corsicana; two brothers, L. R. Gamewell, San Benito; W. I. Gamewell, Dallas and other relatives.

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Funeral Services For T. M. Gamewell Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for Thomas M. Gamewell, who died at Ballinger Tuesday night, were planned for 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Andrew Byers conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his father, two sisters, two brothers, and other relatives.

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Maud (Gamewell) Burleson
Sep 29, 1888 - Sep 27, 1944

MRS. MAUD BURLESON DIED EARLY TODAY; RITES ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Maud Gamewell Burleson, long time resident of Corsicana, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesday morning following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Capt. G. D. Burleson, U. S. Army Air Corps, Miami Beach, Fla.; Capt. M. M. Burleston, U. S. Army, Southwest Pacific area; a daughter, Miss Maud Muller Burleson, Corsicana; her father, T. M. Gamewell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. F. T. Lindsey, Corsicana; Mrs. Minnie Lee Burleson, Corsicana; three brothers, L. R. Gamewell, San Benito; Tom M. Gamewell, Amarillo; W. I. Gamewell, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank V. Williams, R. S. Reading, Joe M. Daniel, John H. Bryant, R. S. Mills, C. A. Middleton, Hubert Ferguson and P. B. Davis.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 27, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David Hood Burleson married Jun. 28, 1911 buried Cade cemetery, Wortham, Tx; d/o Timothy McDonald Gamewell & Mattie J. (McCrory) Gamewell

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Rites Friday For Mrs. M. G. Burleson

Funeral rites for Mrs. Maud Gamewell Burleson, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesday morning, following a brief illness, will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the services. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

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Lilla Belle (Gamewell) Lindsey
Jun 16, 1897 - Apr 20, 1977

Mrs. Lindsey

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Tate Lindsey, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

She was a native of Wortham, lived in Corsicana 60 years, was a member of the Presbyterian church, and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Gamewell.

Survivors include her husband, F. T. Lindsey of Corsicana; a son F. T. Lindsey, Jr. of Fort Worth, two grandsons, F. T. Lindsey III of Fort Worth and Marvin Drake of Fort Worth; and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Lee Burleson of Kerrville.

Memorials can be made in the form of contributions to Heart and Lung Association.

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Mrs. Lindsey

Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Tate Lindsey, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Burial was to follow at
Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were C. O. Curington, Jr., Marvin Drake, Stanley Kessinger, Paul Wilson, Tom Eady, and Arthur L. Ellis.

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Henry Thomas Wallace
Aug 13, 1885 - Mar 14, 1944

H. T. WALLACE, SR. DIED HERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

H. T. Wallace, Sr., 58, died at his home, 1423 West Sixth Avenue, Tuesday morning.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of sons now serving in the U. S. Armed Forces.

He was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; eight sons, H. T. Wallace, Jr., U. S. Marine Corps, overseas; R. S. Wallace, U. S. Navy; H. L. Wallace, Orange; Zeal B. Wallace, U. S. Coast Guard, St. Louis; W. C. Wallace, Pittsburgh, Texas; Theo Wallace, U. S. Coast Guard, New York; Harold and Kenneth Wallace, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. S. Y. Robinson, Lawton, Okla.; and Misses Shirley, Fannie Mae and Lawanda Wallace, all of Corsicana; two brothers, T. W. Wallace, Texarkana; Ollie Wallace, Whitney; three sisters, Mrs. Bell Worley, Whitney; Mrs. Arbie Blackwell, New Hope, Ark.; Mrs. Clemmie McFetridge, Denver, Colo.; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing.

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Rites on Sunday For H. T. Wallace; Burial in
Oakwood.

Funeral services for H. T. Wallace, Sr., age 58 years, who died at his home here Tuesday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Revs. Oliver and Maples will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, eight sons, four daughters, two brothers, three sisters, a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR H. T. WALLACE

Funeral services for H. T. Wallace, aged 58 years, who died Thursday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Revs. Oliver and Maples, Athens, conducting the rites. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, eight sons, four daughters, two brothers, three sisters, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. C. Ditto, Herbert Varley, N. L. Benson, F. L. Craswell, John Holcomb and Earl Mitchell.

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Ester Elizabeth (Baughn) Wallace
May 5, 1898 - Jan 9, 1961

Mrs. Wallace Dies in Dallas

Mrs. H. T. Wallace, 62, former resident of Corsicana, died early Monday in a Dallas rest home following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. form the Corley Chapel. Rev. Harry Brunson, Baptist minister of Jacksonville, will officiate. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Wallace’s late husband, H. T. Wallace, was a former insurance man here in the early 1940’s. he proceeded here in death dying here in 1944.

Survivors include four sons, H. T. Wallace, Jr., Sioux Falls, S. D.; Bill Wallace, Houston, Zearl Wallace, Chicago, and Harold Wallace, Hobbs, N. M.; four daughters, Mrs. S. Y. Robinson, Folson, Calif.; Mrs. John Mussato, Dallas; Mrs. Lola Burns, Houston, and Mrs. Everett Smith, Jacksonville; 29 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and other relatives.

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List Services Mrs. Wallace

Funeral rites for Mrs. H. T. Wallace, 62, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Harry Brunson, Jacksonville Baptist minister, will officiate. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

A former resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Wallace died, early Monday in a Dallas rest home following an extended illness.

Survivors include four sons, H. T. Wallace, Jr., Sioux Falls, S. D.; Bill Wallace, Houston, Zearl Wallace, Chicago, and Harold Wallace, Hobbs, N. M.; four daughters, Mrs. S. Y. Robinson, Folson, Calif.; Mrs. John Mussato, Dallas; Mrs. Lola Burns, Houston, and Mrs. Everett Smith, Jacksonville; 29 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and other relatives.

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Joel Haden Vandiver
Sep 29, 1939 - Jan 8, 2018
 
Service for Haden Vandiver, 78, of Dallas will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Visitation will be from 8:30-10:00 A.M., Monday, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Haden Vandiver passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Dallas. He was born Sept. 29, 1939 in Dallas to Ashford Talmadge and Frances Haden Vandiver.

Mr. Vandiver served in the United States Army and was a real estate developer.

Survivors include his cousins, Melanie Abitz, Joel Haden, Michael Haden, John Haden and wife Rhonda and Joel Haden III and wife Tricia, all of Kansas and his best friend and companion, David Johnson of Mesquite. He was preceded in death by his parents.

To send flowers to the family of Haden Vandiver, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

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Ida Louise (Vandiver) Wilson
Mar 26, 1890 - Mar 6, 1971

Mrs. J. Wilson Dies in Dallas

Mrs. John C. Wilson, 80, died at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas Saturday. She had lived in Dallas for the past five years but was a long-time resident of Corsicana.

Services have been set for 2 p.m. Monday at Corley’s Chapel in Corsicana, with interment to follow in
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Louise Sheets Britton of Mesquite; two grandsons, Col. Phil K. Sheets, Jr., of the U. S. Army and Jack W. Sheets of San Ramon, Calif.; one granddaughter, Mrs. James A. McCarter of Dallas; four great-grandchildren; a brother, M. L. Vandiver of Shreveport, La.; a sister, Mrs. Leland Jensen of La Quinta, Calif.

Pallbearers will be J. W. McCammon, Eugene Stewart, J. W. Hall, Dr. William B. Mayfield, R. L. Thigpen, Rufus Shell, P. A. Sheets, June Clark, F. T. Lindsey and Fred Brooks.

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John Campbell Wilson
Jun 26, 1889 - Dec 12, 1965

John C. Wilson Services Set For Wednesday

Funeral services for John C. Wilson, 76, who died Sunday will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, minister of Westminister Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Homer L. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. He was a Presbyterian.

Native of Angus, Wilson was reared in Corsicana and was construction superintendent for the City of Corsicana for 18 years. He was with the wage and hour division of the federal government 1940-1946 and returned to Corsicana in 1946 to enter private business. He operated the Concrete Products concern on East Seventh avenue until his retirement in 1962.

Wilson attended Toby’s Business College in Waco.

Surviving are his wife, 214 1-2 North Fourteenth street, Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Louise W. Sheets, Mesquite; three grandchildren, Major Phil K. Sheets, Jr., Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Jack W. Sheets, Cupertino, Calif., and Mrs. Jimmy A. McCarter, Mesquite; three grandchildren, Kathy and Phil Sheets, III, Fort Leavenworth, and Michael McCarter, Mesquite; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Sims, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Cole, Tate Lindsey, J. W. Hall, J. W. McCammon, P. A. Sheets, Eugene Stewart, Earl Presley, J. W. Edens, Jr. and Fred Brooks.

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Ethel Franklin (Wilson) Sims
Dec 8, 1887 - Apr 25, 1971

Sims

Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. (Ethel) Sims, who died Sunday will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a member of First Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Wilson Lee Sims of Sonoma, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Bell, Corsicana and Mrs. Bill Jump, Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Doyle West, J. C. Roe, David Ralston, Mitchell Boyd, Ferma C. Stewart, Merlin Sanders, Tom Spikes and Thomas McClure.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 26, 1971 - submitted by Diane Richards

Sims

Funeral services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Ethel Sims at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, two daughters, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Robert Lee Sims
1883 - Oct 3, 1965

R. L. Sims, 82, Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Robert Lee Sims, 82, retired Cotton Belt System conductor, 302 W. Fifth avenue, died Sunday night in the Cotton Belt Hospital in Texarkana.

Sims was a member of the First Methodist church and Brotherhood Sunday School Class, 32nd degree Mason and a 50-year-member Mason.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Wilson Sims, Sonoma, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Jump, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Joe Bell, Corsicana; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey L. Seale, Mitchell Boyd, J. C. Roe, Scott Lowry, Ferma C. Stewart, Monroe Hurley, Hugh T. Sparks, and David Ralston. The Brotherhood Sunday School class members will be honorary pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 4, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ethel Frankie (Wilson) Sims married Jul. 19, 1905; s/o Thomas Whaley Sims, Sr. & Nancy Malinda (Rutherford) Sims buried in Cotton Gin Cemetery, Teague, Tx.

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Tuesday Rites For R. L. Sims

Funeral services for R. L. Sims, 82, retired Cotton Belt conductor, 302 West Fifth avenue, who died Sunday night in the Cotton Belt hospital in Texarkana, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church of which he was a member, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Sims was a Methodist and member of the Brotherhood Sunday School class, a 32nd degree Mason, and a 50 year member Mason.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a son, Wilson Sims, Sonoma, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Jump, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Joe Bell, Corsicana; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Aubrey L. Seale, Mitchell Boyd, J. C. Roe, Scott Lowry, Ferma C. Stewart, Monroe Hurley, Hugh T. Sparks, and David Ralston. The Brotherhood Sunday School class members were honorary pallbearers.

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Burdock Deskin
Feb 6, 1899 - Oct 1, 1944

CORSICANA MAN DIED SUDDENLY DETROIT SUNDAY

Burdock Deskin, age 46 years, died suddenly Sunday in Detroit, Mich., where he was employed. The body will be returned here for burial, but funeral arrangements are not complete.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lina Deskin, Corsicana; a son, Jimmy Deskin, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Laverne Brashear, Corsicana; Patsy Deskin, Corsicana; six brothers, J. J. Deskin, Dallas; J. B. Deskin, Dallas;C. O. Deskin, California; J. B. Deskin, Oklahoma; M. D. Deskin, Oklahoma; George Deskin, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Massey, El Paso; Mrs. Pearl Ackerson, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Burdock Deskin Expected Be Buried Sometime Saturday

Funeral services for Burdock Deskin, age 46 years, who died Sunday in Detroit, Mich., will probably be held sometime Saturday. The body is expected to arrive here Friday night.

Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, six brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Funeral Services For Burdock Deskin Saturday Morning

Funeral Services for Burdock Deskin, age 46 years, who die in Detroit, Mich. Sunday, will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Capt. E. Hoyt Smith conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, six brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Richard Stewart, Odell Prive, Bill Morris, Vallis Brashear, Lawrence Townsend and Floyd Price.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR BURDOCK DESKIN

Funeral services for Burdock Deskin, age 48 years. Who died suddenly in Detroit, Mich., Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel. Capt. E. Hoyt Smith conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, two sons, Jimmy Deskin, Corsicana; LeRoy Deskin, U. S. Army; two daughters, Mrs. Laverne Brashear, Corsicana; Patsy Deskin, Corsicana; six brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

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Ola Grace (Bradshaw) Deskin
Oct 10, 1901 - Feb 2, 1975

Mrs. Deskin

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ola Deskin, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday morning at Twilight Nursing Home.

Howard White, College Hill Church of Christ pastor, will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Her husband Joe B. Deskin preceded her in death.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Mae Melugin of Slaton, Tex., Mrs. Georgie Matthews of Lubbock, Mrs. Hazel Britt of Irving, and Mrs. Fay Cates of Irving; three brothers, Malcolm Bradshaw of Sherman, Cecil Bradshaw of Sacramento, Calif., and Holly Bradshaw of Grand Prairie; step-mother, Mrs. Effie Hendricks of Howell; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Wilson of San Antonio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Holly Platt, Gene Bradshaw, Sam Bradshaw, Everett Bradshaw, James Howard, and Bill Barnes.

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Joe Bivens Deskin
Apr 30, 1900 - Apr 26, 1974

Joe Deskin

Funeral services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Joe Deskin, 73, 216 E. Third Ave., who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Ola Deskin, of Corsicana; two daughters, two brothers, John Deskin of Corsicana and George Deskin of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Sisson and Mrs. Maude Massey, both of Corsicana; a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 26, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed First wife Maggie Pauline (Cecil) Deskin 2nd wife Ola Grace (Bradshaw) Deskin s/o James Monroe Deskin II and Hattie Dennis (Gannon) Deskin

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Joe Deskin

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Deskin, 73, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Dave Hale will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his wife Ola Deskin of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Linthicum of Dallas and Mary Wilson of Point Blank; two brothers, John Deskin of Corsicana and George Deskin of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Actkinson and Mrs. Maude Massey both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Charles Wilson, Gene McAdams, William Kuykendall, Holly Platt, Gene Bradshaw and Sam Bradshaw.

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Murdock Deskin
Feb 5, 1899 - Apr 25, 1958

Murdock Deskin Expires Friday

Murdock Deskin, 58, native of Mabank, died in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, Friday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Johnny McElroy, Dallas Baptist minister.

Surviving are three brothers, John B. and Joe Deskin both of Corsicana, and George Deskin, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Actkeison, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maude Massey, Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Sunday Services Murdock Deskin

Funeral rites for Murdock Deskin, 58, who died in Paul’s Valley, Okla., Friday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m

The rites were conducted by Rev. Johnny McRoy, Dallas Baptist minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three brothers, John B. and Joe Deskin both of Corsicana, and George Deskin, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Actkinson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maude Massey, Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Howard, George Smith, John Shadix, John Kelly, Johnny Tackett and Dale Sanders.

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James Charles “Charley” Kilgore
Aug 19, 1873 - Oct 5, 1944

CHARLEY KILGORE, WACO OIL OPERATOR, BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for Charley Kilgore, veteran Waco oil operator who died there Thursday morning were held at Waco at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. H. H. Hargrove conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here following the service in Waco.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Hennie Kilgore, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. C. T. Bozarth, Waco; two brothers, Will Kilgore, Levelland; John Kilgore, Shawnee, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Ida Clark of Alabama.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Hennie (Grubbs) Kilgore
Feb 16, 1888 - Feb 19, 1974

Mrs. Kilgore

CORPUS CHRISTI –Funeral services will be Thursday morning in Corpus Christi at the Cage – Mills Funeral Home for Mrs. Hennie Grubbs Kilgore, Corpus Christi resident who died there Tuesday.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Hale will officiate.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. C. T. Bozarth of Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 20, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Charles “Charley” Kilgore married Jun. 21, 1911 d/o Richard C. Grubbs and Iula Ann (Armstrong) Grubbs

Carolyn Jean (Herrell) Richard
Jan 19, 1952 - Jun 8, 2019
 
Carolyn Jean (Herrell) Richard, 67, of Hubbard, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Jeff Stinson and Chaplain David Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the funeral home.

Carolyn was born Jan. 19, 1952 in Hubbard to James Henry and Tommie Mae (Lambert) Herrell. She was a lifelong resident of Hubbard and graduated from Hubbard High School before receiving her nursing training at Navarro College. Carolyn was a longtime registered nurse, first at the Hubbard hospital and then for the past 23 years as the branch office supervisor for Outreach Health Services in Corsicana.

Carolyn enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing 42, most of all sports and spending time with her grandkids. She was a huge supporter of her three sons while they were playing high school sports for the Jaguars.

She was a member of Church of the Redeemed in Waco where she served at the church pianist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, Dennis Wayne Richard and a daughter-in-law, Claudette Roberson Richard.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Terry Richard of Hubbard; three sons, Justin Richard and wife, Lindsey of Robinson, Jarrod Richard of Hewitt and Josh Richard and wife, Cheryl of Gatesville; two sisters, Denise Brim of Corsicana and Lisa Miller and husband, Tommy of Maypearl; a brother, David Herrell and wife, Jennifer of Corsicana; five grandchildren, Noah Martin Richard, Rhett Carter Richard, Charly Grace Richard, Jacie Rae Loewe and Brynn Camille Owens; several nieces and nephews and other extended family members and countless friends.

Pallbearers will be Noah Richard, Garry Herrell, Judd Ellison, Jeffrey Kuykendall, Tommy Miller and Jacob Richard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Richard, Bobby Richard, Lawrence Kirkpatrick, Pete Stinson, Sam Stinson, James Smith, Glenn Kuykendall and Tony McRae.

The family requests that memorials be made to Church of the Redeemed, 4300 Orchard Lane, Waco, Texas 76705

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Lee Edwin Nevill
Oct 20, 1929 - Jun 10, 2019
 
Lee Edwin Nevill of Trinidad, Texas died June 10, 2019 at the Twilight Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 20, 1929 to Ancel Bryan and Ora Elizabeth (Wright) Nevill.
Lee (Ed) was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

He was a man of many trades, he worked for the railroad, in oil fields, and U.S. Gypsum until he retired in 1987. He loved gardening, fishing, camping, RV traveling and boating. He loved all his children, grandchildren and the great-grandchildren. He especially enjoyed spending time with them during holidays.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Larry Heathcote; his brother; Dariel Nevill, Harmon Nevill, Clarence (Buddy) Nevill and Thurmon Nevill; and his sisters, Martha Johnson, Lois Turner, Daries Loosier and Bessie Jean Bentley.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joyce Doylene Ragan Nevill; daughters, Beverly Heathcote, Sharon Thomas and husband Dan E., Pamela Thomas and husband Dan G., Judy Smith and husband Curtis and son, Steven Nevill. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Barry Heathcote, Christina Skaggs and husband Shawn, Becky Thomas, Matt Thomas and wife Ashley, Stephanie Helms and husband Tommy, Melanie Johnston and husband James, and Eric Singleton and wife Kacey; his great grandchildren, Laura Briceno, Bailey Watson, Collin Watson, Will Thedford, Haydin Thomas, Holden Thomas, Peytan Johnston, Connor Johnston, Paislee Singleton and Corbin Singleton; his sisters-in-law, Billie Lois Nevill and Billie Jo Giles Fluker; his brother-in-law, A.L. Buck Bentley; numerous nieces, nephews and his two precious dogs, Sally and Blondie.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Glen Gannon officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Terry Gray "Zeke" Williamson
Feb 28, 1962 - May 30, 2019

 
Terry Gray Williamson "Zeke" was received by our Lord, Thursday, May 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and friends in Ft. Worth Texas.

At Terry's wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Chatfield Community Center in Chatfield, Texas. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Terry Gray Williamson (Zeke) was received by our Lord, Thursday, May 30th 2019 surrounded by his loving family and friends in Ft. Worth Texas.

Born to Leonard (Dugan) Williamson and Beverly Griffith Williamson in Waxahachie Texas on February 28th, 1962.

Terry is proceeded in death by his Daddy, Dugan.

Terry is survived by his mother, Beverly of Rice, brother and wife Perry and Dawn Williamson of Belton, his sister and husband Belinda and Danny Ferrer of Rice, Nieces and nephews, David Williamson, Danielle and Ashley Ferrer, John and Abigail O’Brien, Deanna Ferrer and Layton and Amanda Williamson. Several great nieces and nephews. Numerous Aunts and uncles and cousins. Also, his beloved fur baby Alex.

Terry's love and loyalty to family was the thread that held him together.
He spent his life bringing joy and happiness into the life's of the others. Always opening his door to people in need, from giving them a room to rest , making them food, mowing their lawns, listening to their troubles and always enjoying their successes. Terry was very humble, loving and loyal. His incredible joy for laughter made him a hoot to be around. Terry's passion for Antiques and junk go way back to childhood. His pursuit of antiques spent a lifetime In the early years running his antique storefront throughout Fort Worth and Dallas “Zeke’s Antique’s and Unique’s ”. Terry will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of crossing his path. Until we meet again dear brother, may you rejoice in celebration with the angels and our Lord.

At Terry’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 14 at 6:00pm at the Chatfield Community Center in Chatfield, Texas. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center (School for the blind) in Austin Texas in Memory of Terry Zeke Williamson

To make a simple donation to the Division for Blind Services they can forward the donation directly to me for processing.
Michelle R Smith
Receptionist
Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center
Texas Workforce Commission – Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Texas Workforce Commission
Revenue & Trust Management
P.O. Box 149261
Austin, Texas 78714-9261

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Bryan Thomas Lemieux
Mar 6, 1960 - June 5, 2019
 
Bryan Thomas Lemieux, Sr. of Navarro Mills left is earthly body the morning of June 5, 2019 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born on March 6, 1960 to Richard and Els Lemieux in Menominee, Michigan.

He is preceded in death by his parents along with his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Pete Alston.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kathy Lemieux; brothers Rick and Patti Lemieux, Jeff and Sue Lemieux, Pat and Christine Lemieux; countless nieces and nephews; sons Bryan Thomas Lemieux, Jr. and wife Amber, Matthew Lemieux and wife Angela, Christopher Hubbard, Garth Lemieux and daughter Tabitha Powell and husband Cody. Along with 6 grandchildren Summer, Alex, Karson, Jordan, Braydan and Chloe; father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Judy Marcum, brother-in-law and wife Doyle and Tracey Marcum and sister-in-law and husband Vicky and Andrew Beamon.

Bryan spent his days trying to bring laughter to all of those that he encountered. He faced many trials in life, but never lost his sense of humor and joy. He adored his grandchildren. Most of his free time was spent enjoying his grandchildren, participating in the choir and children's ministry at his home church, Frost Baptist, and bringing to life his wife's many projects and ideas.

His family rejoices knowing that his is no longer in pain and that he is now walking with his Lord and Savior.

A celebration of life will be held at Frost Baptist Church on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2 p.m.

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Emily Katherine “Emma” (Hutto) Clary-Mabry
Apr 18, 1879 - Mar 24, 1977

Mrs. Mabry

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Emma Mabry, 95, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Twilight Home.

The Rev. Mickey Loftis and the Rev. Pat Whitmore were to officiate, with burial following at Chatfield cemetery.

She was a native of Van Zandt County, had lived in Corsicana since 1923, and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Fleming of Corsicana; two sons, Jessie Clary and Wayne Clary both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 25, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James William Clary married Feb. 24, 1898 Smith, Tx. - buried in Elm Branch cemetery, Bardwell, Tx. 2nd husband UNKNOWN Mabry

Ernest Kirby Hervey
May 1, 1880 - May 29, 1945

ERNEST K. HERVEY DIED HERE TUESDAY; BURIAL CHATFIELD

Ernest K. Hervey, aged 65 years, former peace officer, died at his home on North Commerce street late Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josie Hervey, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. T. V. Bowden and Mrs. John McNutt, both of Corsicana; a granddaughter, five brothers, Edgar Hervey and Wilber Hervey, both of Colorado; Horace Hervey, Corsicana; Hubert Hervey, Tupelo, and Fred Hervey of Missouri, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. D. McMullan, E. M. Hopwood, Mike Edwards, J. O. Rogers, A. D. Garland and Henry Fread.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 30, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Willie Evelina (Elliott) Hervey married Oct. 25, 1896 2nd wife Josephine “Josie” ( Wilder) Hervey married Jul. 6, 1940; s/o Albert Gallatin Hervey & Griselda Elizabeth “Zelda” (Kirby) Hervey

Eden Elaine (Harrist) Burns
Apr 14, 1976 - Jun 1, 2019
 
Our precious Eden Burns Passed from this earth on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the age of 43 from complications of diabetes. She was a beloved wife, daughter, mother and grandmother.

Eden was born on April 14, 1976 in Atlanta, Texas to Charles Harrist, Jr. and Nancy Loper Harrist and moved to Corsicana with her family at the age of 14.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles Harrist, Sr. and Jerri Harrist and Frank and Betty Loper.

She is survived by her husband, Tony Burns, mother, Nancy Harrist, both of Corsicana; father, Charles Harrist, Jr. of Atlanta; sons, Jacob Tomlin and wife Meagan and Cody Tomlin and wife Ragan, and grandson, Dominic Tomlin, all of Corsicana; brothers, Michael Caver of Bothel, Washington and Jeff Harrist of Anchorage, Alaska; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and special "sisters" Latricia Ottinger, Amy Lee and Christy Nutt, and her other "mom," Janet Nutt.

Eden was strong and independent, with a deep love for her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. She loved the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, and John Cena of WWE wrestling and we knew not to disturb her if she was watching any of them on TV.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Polkampalli and the ICU nurses and staff at Navarro Regional for their compassion and care. Their efforts on behalf of our Eden are truly appreciated. Our girl is now running, arms outstretched and whole through a field of wild flowers, no longer suffering and in pain.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Michael Sinteff officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Tomlin, Cody Tomlin, Billy Barber, Jr. and Mike Burns. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Notes:

  • w/o Glynn Kevin Tomlin and Tony Burns; d/o Charles Edwin Harrist, Jr. & Elizabeth Ann "Nancy" (Loper) Harrist
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., June 5, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Don Spalding "Donnie" Bone
July 10, 1970 - May 26, 2019
 
Donnie Bone, 48 of Denton, Texas went to be with his Lord on May 26, 2019 at his group home. Donnie enjoyed drawing and watching his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers whenever they played.

When he was younger, he loved shooting baskets and participating in Special Olympics competitions.

Donnie loved his family and his special kitty cat, Bootsy. He was a very conscientious employee when he worked at a cleaning job following high school. His employer once wrote a letter extolling the tremendous joy he received from having Donnie as a member of his staff. He was a very orderly person and kept his room and belongings in a neat and tidy fashion. He folded his dirty laundry and neatly placed it into the hamper awaiting the wash. Donnie loved helping out in the kitchen where he would load and unload the dishwasher and help with cleaning. When the leaves would fall from the numerous oak trees at his parents' home, Donnie would rake the leaves for his family.

Donnie was a member of Corsicana First Baptist Church Special Ministries and, in his spare time was found to be an Atari electronic games champion.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Robert Bone and Kathy Mitcham. He is survived by two sisters; Gaynelle Newport of Keller, Texas and Ann Parker of Gainsville, Florida.

A graveside service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hilllsboro, Texas. Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 301 W. Elm Street, Hillsboro, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornerstone Funeral Home, 301 W. Elm Street, Hillsboro, Texas 76645. (254)582-5000.

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Robert Reagan Wetsel
Oct 3, 1946 - May 20, 2019

Robert Reagan Wetsel of Hubbard passed away on May 20, 2019 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Robert (Bob) was born Oct. 3, 1946 in Navasota, Texas to James Robert Wetsel and Marguerite Payne, who have preceded him in death.

Bob is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carla Wetsel, three sons; James Reagan Wetsel and wife, Kelli of Corsicana; Brandon Taylor and wife, Lilia of Laredo; and Robert Cody and fiancée, Stephanie Featherston of Robinson and seven grandchildren.

Bob graduated from Corsicana High School in 1965 and went on to Texas A&M University where he studied engineering and was a drummer in the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. He interrupted his studies to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and served proudly from 1967-1971. He earned his engineering degree after exiting the Marine Corps from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also earned a degree from Mountain View College in Applied Science.

Bob's early career was spent at Mobil, followed by MODCOMP and Protostar Technology. He formed BW Engineering in 1994 and was blessed to have been awarded contracts throughout the world. His work assignments took him to Hong Kong, Pakistan, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and many interesting cities in the United States. His motto was "Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome", which served him well while in foreign countries.

Music was an integral part of Bob's life. He began studying piano at the age of four and drums were added at the age of 10. He played in his fathers' Bluegrass Band as a drummer and was a founding member of the Bassmen, who specialize in 60's rock and roll music. He believed in fast hot rods, fast motorcycles, and guns. His personal motto was "Drive Fast, Take Chances". He was an excellent mechanic and could fix just about anything with a motor. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and passing those interests along to his children and grandchildren. He was an endowment member of the National Rifle Association and a lifetime member of the Texas State Rifle Association.

A celebration of life will be held at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the National Rifle Association.

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Billy Carl Robinson
Nov 13, 1934 - Apr 22, 2019
 
Obituary of Billy Carl Robinson
Billy Carl Robinson, 84, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, James Carl Robinson, mother, Dorothy Covington Robinson, step-mother, Ruby Dockery Robinson, and brother, Jimmy Luther Robinson. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Melba Ruth Robinson; daughter, Cheryl Flores and husband, Joe; son, Edward Robinson and wife, Monique; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Billy accepted Christ as Savior at the age of 12 in an old-fashioned revival. This strong faith would carry with him throughout his life. Billy was an excellent musician from junior high through college. He was very proud of being selected to play in the Continental Army Command Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia. After the military, Billy went on to work for NASA as an Electronic and Graphics Technician, for over 33 years. He was an avid golfer, baseball coach and Sunday school teacher for young boys. He served for many years as a deacon at two Baptist churches. Billy’s passion was for knowing people and he loved everyone. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation for Billy will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The funeral service will take place Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 am at Bay Area Church, 4800 W. Main Street, League City, Texas 77573. Interment will be held Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 am at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, Texas. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.

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Paula F. Hurt
d. Apr 11, 2019

Obituary

Paula F. Hurt, 65, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Visitation: 4-5pm Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Skyvue Funeral Home. Service: 5pm Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Skyvue. Interment: Private family burial at Dresden Cemetery, Barry, Texas.
Paula is preceded in death by her daughter, parents, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Hurt; sons, Jared Hurt, Milton Marcus; daughters, Shann Farrald, Maeghan Hurt, Jessica Hurt; brothers, David Farrald, Marcus Farrald; sisters, Molly Farrald, Denni Farrald, Tommy Farrald; grandchildren, Cassie Farrald, Nora Cavasar, Caleb Cavasar, Laniah, Grayson, Anola, Lelani, Cameron, Nevaeh, Wyatt, Braylee, Waylon, Kenzlee, Shann and numerous other nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Diabetes Association.


Robert Mataw "Bobby" Kent
Jan 18, 1930 - Jun 13, 2019

Robert Mataw "Bobby" Kent, 89 of Kerens, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens with Rev. Michael Redmond officiating. Interment to follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Will Kent, Jack Kent, Dan Kent, Mataw Kent, Lane Green, Hunter Green Mike Jennings and John Bancroft.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Kent; parents, George Wilson Kent & Mattie Boone Kent; brother Loyd Kent; sister, Kathlene Tramel, nephew, Bill Kent and niece, Frances Coppock .

Bobby is survived by his wife, Linda Kent of Kerens; daughters, Laurie Morgan and husband Wade of Conroe, Debra Green and husband Danny of Kerens; grandchildren, Tyler Green, Lane Green and Hunter Green; great grandchild, Beau Green; nephews, Will Kent, Jack Kent, Joel DeMoss and Bob Tramel; niece, Kathy Jacobs, along with a number of additional nieces and nephews.

Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Lloyd Bill "Bill" Griggs
Jun 17, 1932 - Jun 12, 2019

Lloyd "Bill" Griggs, 86 of Kerens, passed away from a lengthy illness Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Betts officiating. Burial will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Elkins Griggs and Myrtle Josephine Wright Griggs; brothers Robert Griggs, Clifton and Jo Griggs, sisters, Nora Lee and Glenn May, Georgia and Rufus Ross, Jewel and Robert Anderson, Ruby Doris and R.A. Chrisman, Mary Sue and Banarde Phillips.

Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Chance Griggs of Kerens and his twin brother, Floyd "Jack" Griggs of Kerens; children, Andy Watson, Jr., Pearl and Daniel Rodrigues, Jackie and Oscar Crittenden, Melba Bibb, Samantha Watson and Ricky Wade, Amy Wilson and Blake Tallas; grandchildren, Jacqueline and Johnny McConnell, Katherine and Marcus Combs, Monics Bibb, Cindi Commiato, Edward Bibb, Jr., Kenneth Jones, Jr., Ashley Jones, Joseph (Ariel) Watson, Jonathan and Jennifer Watson, Scott Watson, Adam Watson, Hanna Watson, Cody and Cheriee Watson, Kevin and Lisa Crittenden, Ty and Julia Crittenden, Amanda Jones and Julia Davis; great grandchildren, Brianna McConnell, Emerald, Abbie and Ben Combs, Loggon and T.J. Crittenden, Amy Wilson, Tyler Bibb, Nicole and Jacob Commiato, Eric Williams, Levi Ruiz, Tiani Hall, Brianna, Ada, Jessie, Addalene, Payton, Blair, Allis, and Tracie Watson, Chasity Collin Jones, Christepher and Lloyd Freeman, Kursti and Wade Hall, Kara and Raven Jackson, Haley and Cheyenne Crittenden; many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include: Joseph Watson, Adam Watson, Jonathan Watson, Cody Watson, Marcus Combs, Kenneth Jones, Jr. and Johnny McConnell.

Honorary pallbearers are Hamp Campbell, C.L. Holliman and John Jefferson.

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Raymond Odell Davidson, Jr.
Aug 5, 1934 - May 24, 2019

Raymond O. Davidson, Jr. 84, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1934 at Mount Calm, Texas to Raymond Davidson, Sr. and Mary Grissom Davidson. He has lived in Corsicana since December of 2006 and as an active member of St. Luke Methodist Church. Before moving to Corsicana, he had lived in Ennis for 20 years.

As a young man he attended the 11th Avenue United Methodist Church, now known as St. Luke United Methodist Church, with his dear grandparents, whenever he could find a ride from Dallas to Corsicana to be with them. He loved spending time with his grandparents and cousins whenever possible.

While serving in the Coast Guard he was stationed in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and Kentucky. He worked on Light House Stations and Light Ships, retiring with the rank of Chief, After retiring from the Coast Guard, he joined the Dallas Police Department as patrolman and also serves a member of the Mounted Horse Patrol serving as security as the parks of Dallas, especially White Rock Lake, Kiest Boulevard area and the State Fair yearly. After working for 22 years with the Dallas Police Department as a bailiff for six years.

Raymond was a real cowboy and he loved all things western; the clothes, guns, hats, boots, pictures, decor, guitars, other musical instruments, music, movies, magazines, books and he was even a writer of Western short stories. He was a bull rider and he owned horses and rode in rodeos.

Ray was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister, Sharron Thompson; brother, Jackie Davidson; his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davidson and cousin Britt Vanderford.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Hayes Davidson, of Corsicana; children, Raymond Odell Davidson III and wife Kathy of Richardson, Robert Laurence Davidson of Mesquite, Tamara Ann Davidson of Dallas, step-children, Jerry Davis and wife Margaret of Retreat, Sherrie and Mike Wendt of Corsicana, Terri Bailes of Corsicana; grandchildren, Brian Davidson of Dallas, Paul Davidson and wife Magli of Colorado and Taylor Davidson and wife Erainna of Grapevine, Rachel Davidson of Garland; sister-in-law, Estelle Davidson of South Padre Island; cousins, Bobby D. Davidson and Margie Talkington; nephew, Michael Thompson and wife Margaret of Stoughton, Ma. In addition to the grand children listed there are 45 plus step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family was held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Jackie Davidson, Chopper Davidson, Taylor Davidson, Davis Bailes, Jerry Davis and Hector Cabrera. Honory pallbearers were the United Methodist Men of St. Luke United Methodist Church and Mile Wendt. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat

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Flora Nell (Knotts) Rose
Aug 5, 1927 - Jun 1, 2019

Flora Nell Rose, 91 of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, at her residence. She was born August 5, 1927, to Lloyd Knotts and Flora Bush Knotts. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana for 25 years where she served as a volunteer and a faithful Sunday school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne S. Rose on May 14, 2018; parents, Lloyd and Flora Knotts; daughter, Cynthia Ogden; grandson, Damon Venia, and sisters Joyce Frederick, Betty Talley and Bobbie Martin.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Harrelson; grandchildren, Corey Harrelson, David Harrelson, Chris Harrelson, and Brett Ogden; great-grandchildren, Makayla Harrelson, Corey Harrelson Jr., Cayten Harrelson, and Fowler Harrelson. She is also survived by her caretaker, Christine De La Rosa, and nurse Christine Taylor.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating. Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Corey Harrelson, David Harrelson, Chris Harrelson, Brett Ogden, Tommy Baker, and Rex Petty.

Memorials may be made to FBC-Building Fund 510 W Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110 or Muscular Dystrophy Association at MDA.org

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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J. Henry Colwell
Jan 27, 1872 - Oct 10, 1944

Pioneer of Raleigh Community Buried

Funeral services for J. H. Caldwell, aged 72 years, who died at the home of his daughters, Mrs. Harvey Hollingsworth, Tuesday were held Wednesday afternoon at Raleigh. A native of Alabama, he had resided in the Raleigh community for the last 50 years.

The daughter is the only survivor.

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Georgia Marie Coker
May 6, 1944 - May 8, 1944

Georgia Marie Coker, Infant, Buried Eureka Cemetery On Monday

Funeral services for Georgia Marie Coker, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Coker, who died at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Eureka cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Tommie and Joe Coker, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Boyte and T. O. Coker, Sr.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Alice Irene (Mock) Boatright
Jul 11, 1923 - Sep 27, 1944

MRS. JOE BOATRIGHT BURIED AT EUREKA THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe Boatright, who died in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Wednesday were held from the Methodist church at Eureka, Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. E. P. Goodman conducted the rites. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Joe Boatright, with the U. S. Army invasion forces in France; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Mock, Eureka; two brothers, John Henry Mock, U. S. Army; Lee Mock, Eureka; four sisters, Bettie Mock, Eureka; Mrs. W. H. Harris, Eureka; Mrs. M. I. Moles, Eureka; Mrs. Calvin Moles, Ft. Worth and other relatives.

L. B. Bonner and Co., had charge of the arrangements.

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Ira H. Boyd
Jul 9, 1870 - Mar 24, 1944

IRA H. BOYD DIED AT MILDRED FRIDAY; RITES ON SATURDAY

Ira H. Boyd, age 73 years, died at his home in the Mildred community Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Presbyterian church at Eureka with interment in the Eureka cemetery.

A farmer, he resided in the Mildred community several years.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred; a son, R. A. Boyd, Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Blackmon, Mildred; three brothers, D. L. Boyd, Layford, A. J. Boyd, Cornersville, Ark.; Ney Boyd, Cornersville, Ark.; two sisters, Miss Vella Boyd, Cornersville, Ark.; Mrs. Reola Lawson, Cornersville, Ark.; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. E. Johnson, L. A. Cunningham, John A. Grantham, Cortez Wright, Frank Robertson and Jack Wilson.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 24, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ethel L. (Brown) Boyd married Oct 14, 1900; s/o Robert Alexander Boyd & Caroline Zella “Carrie” (Doyle) Boyd buried Cornerville Cemetery, Cornerville, Lincoln, Arkansas

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Rites at Eureka Saturday Afternoon For Ira H. Boyd

Funeral services for Ira H. Boyd, age 73 years, long-time resident of the Mildred community who died at his home there Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Eureka Presbyterian church. Interment was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, a daughter, three brothers, two sisters, seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral home was in charge.

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Fannie Taylor Greenlee
Feb 2, 1876 - Oct 12, 1944

MISS F. GREENLEE, PIONEER RESIDENT, DIED ON THURSDAY

Miss Fannie Greenlee, pioneer resident of Corsicana died here Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. W. R. Hall conducting the rites. Burial will be in Eureka cemetery.

Miss Greenlee had been active in business, church and social circles in Corsicana for a number of years. She was a native of Alabama, but came to Texas when a small child.

Surviving are four sisters, Miss Willette Greenlee, Mrs. Snow Thornell, Mrs. J. T. Blackmon and Mrs. W. H. Dunn, all of Corsicana; two brothers, R. H. Greenlee and R. R. Greenlee, both of Corsicana and other relatives. Mrs. F. A. Waters, Galveston, who was Constance Rea before her marriage made her home with Misses Fannie and Willette Greenlee.

Pallbearers will be R. L. Wheelock, John Wheelock, W. M. Davidson, Hugh Drane, J. P. Welch, Cullen Dunn and N. Suttle Roberts, Elders of the First Presbyterian church will be honorary pallbearers.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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William Enard Porter, Jr.
Apr 23, 1869 - Nov 8, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. E. PORTER

Funeral services for W. E. Porter, 75, who died at Kilgore Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church at Eureka. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. Rev. George Smith and Rev. J. Walter Looney conducted the rites.

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

Pallbearers were E. J. Grantham, A. C. Kent, Bob Martin, J. L. Grantham,. W. C. Montgomery and H. I. Singleton.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Katherine (McWilliams) Lee
Oct 20, 1885 - May 1, 1944

MRS. MARY K. LEE DIED HERE MONDAY; RITES ARE PENDING

Mrs. Mary Katherine Lee died at her residence on North Main street, Monday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are pending word from relatives.

Surviving are two sons, Ray E. Lee, Camp Shelby, Miss.; John Lee, U. S. Navy; four daughters, Mrs. James Glover, Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. D. F. Fitzgerald, Springtown; Mrs. H. B. Chism, Houston; Mrs. J. H. Colley, Los Angeles, Calif.; her mother, Mrs. J. M. McWilliams, Corsicana; three brothers, C. E. McWilliams, Corsicana; T. A. McWilliams, Corsicana; W. D. McWilliams, and a sister, Miss Annie McWilliams, Corsicana.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. MARY K. LEE PLANNED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Katherine Lee, who died at her home 618 North Main street Monday afternoon, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of Christ with Dillard W. Thurman conducting the rites. Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, four daughters, her mother, three brothers, a sister and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. E. Slaughter, Zack Banks, Mack Warren, Roy Harrison, Allen Breithaupt and Claude Briethaupt.

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William Edward "Buddy" Butler
Aug 27, 1929 - Apr 28, 1999

William Butler, 69, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5401 Bell St., with Scott Hendricks, stake president, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St.

Mr. Butler was born in Frost and moved to Amarillo in 1968 from Arlington. He was a veteran of the Army. In 1972, he retired from the aerospace and aircraft industries which included working for the Bell Helicopter overhaul and modification plant, Martin-Marietta and Chancevault. He was a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints.

He married Helen L. Pierce in 1950 at Dallas.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Bill Butler of Amarillo; three daughters, Jerilyn Brooks of Pampa, Sandra Northrop of Austin and Deborah Wing of Amarillo; three sisters, Edna Ballew of Frost, Nellie Averitt of Dallas and Gladys Wilson of Cedar Hill; and 13 grandchildren. Viewing will be from noon until 1:15 p.m. prior to services Saturday at the church.

Notes:

  • Published in Amarillo Globe-News, Friday, April 30, 1999

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