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Robert Henry May
Oct 30, 1925 - Apr 8, 1944

ROBERT HENRY MAY, U. S. NAVY, DIED IN SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

Robert Henry May, U. S. Navy, died at San Diego, Calif., Sunday and the body will be returned here for burial. Funeral arrangements have not been made. The body is expected to arrive Wednesday or Thursday.

Surviving re his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. May, Navarro; four sisters, Misses Etta Faye, Betty Jo, Wanda and Carolyn, all of Navarro; grandmothers, Mrs. R. C. Bonner, Navarro; Mrs. W. R. May, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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RITES ON SATURDAY FOR ROBERT H. MAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Robert Henry May, U. S. Navy, who died in San Diego, Cal., Sunday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, four sisters, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Curties, R. E. Ware, John Bonner, W. T. Sheppard, Joe Seals and S. E. Sheppard.

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Rites Saturday For Robert Henry May Who Died on Sunday

Funeral services for Robert Henry May, member of the U. S. Navy, who died at San Diego, Calif., Sunday were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel, with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, four sisters, and other relatives.

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Adolphus Crook May
Sep 30, 1902 - Aug 27, 1973

A. C. May

MEXIA – Funeral services are set for Tuesday (time not set) at the Corley-Porter Funeral Chapel in Mexia for Adolphus Crook May, 70, of Mexia, who died Monday in Mexia.

Rev. Homer Talkington will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nonnie Frances May of Mexia; four daughters, Mrs. Etta Fae Allsup and Miss Betty Jo May, both of Mexia, Mrs. Wanda Yarbrough of Waco and Mrs. Carolyn Brown of Conroe; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Alta Albritton of Mexia and Mrs. Della Seales and Mrs. Billie Curtis, both of Corsicana; and a brother, William F. May of Mart.

He was a native of Navarro County and a retired oil field superintendent.

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A. C. May

MEXIA – Graveside services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana for Adolphus Crook May, 70, of Mexia who died Monday in Mexia.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at a local funeral chapel with Rev. Homer Talkington officiating.

Survivors include his widow, four daughters, three sisters and a brother.

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Martha Elizabeth (Cramer) Leonard
Sep 15, 1880 - Jun 20, 1944

MRS. M. E. LEONARD DIED LATE TUESDAY; BURIAL ON THURSDAY

Mrs. Martha E. Leonard, age 63 years, died at her home 1810 West First avenue late Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Robert F. Bristol conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Temple, Corsicana; Mrs. Ralph Love, Michigan; two brothers, Marion Cramer, Iowa; Emery Cramer, three grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun 21, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John W. Leonard; d/o Charles W. Cramer & Elizabeth (Mather) Cramer buried in Walnut Grove cemetery, Corning, Iowa

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Funeral services for Mrs. Martha E. Leonard, 63 years, who died at her home here Tuesday were held from the Corley Chapel at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Robert F. Bristol conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers were Allen Breithaupt, J. H. Bryant, J. W. Edens, Sr., Bryon Harwell, W. H. Smith and C. C. Sands.

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Virgie Aurelia “Relia” (Gray) Albritton- Harrell
Jan 13, 1883 - Sep 14, 1944

MRS. W. E. HARRELL DIED LAST NIGHT; BE BURIED ON MONDAY

Mrs. W. E. Harrell, age 61 years, died at her home 1422 West First Avenue Thursday night following a brief illness. Funeral services will probably be held Monday afternoon, details are incomplete pending arrival of a daughter, Mrs. Curry Butler from Los Angeles, Calif., who had gone there to visit with her son, Billy Butler, in the U. S. Navy. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Navarro county for many years and of Corsicana for 26 years. Mrs. Harrell was well known. She was an active worker in the First Baptist Church here.

Surviving are four sons, Odie Harrell, Wichita Falls; Lester Harrell, San Antonio; Elmer Harrell, Austin, Paul Harrell, with 36th Division U. S army in France, three daughters, Mrs. Curry Butler, Corsicana; Mrs. Freeman Moore, Roane; Miss Dorothy Nell Harrell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Eulah Nabors, Houston; Mrs. Glenn Smith, Big Spring; three brothers, Woodie Gray, Harlingen; Roy Gray, Corsicana; Vance Gray, Dallas, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 15, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Richard C. Albritton buried in Bazette cemetery 2nd husband William Ephraim Harrell buried in Post Oak cemetery; d/o William Andrew Gray and Emily Jane (Kyser) Gray buried in Bazette cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. W. E. HARRELL MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Harrell, age 61 years, who died at her home here Thursday night following a brief illness, were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Harrell had been a resident of Navarro county for many years and had lived in Corsicana for the past 26 years.

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

Pallbearers were Howard Shivers, Paul Miller, I. V. Mathis, E. E. Smith, W. E. Slaughter, W. N. Norris and Jack Megarity. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Charles Edward Papworth
Jan 31, 1858 - Jul 6, 1944

C. E. PAPWORTH, FORMER CORSICANAN, BE BURIED HERE

C. E. Papworth, age 86 years, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home at Ft. Worth Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held there Saturday and the body will be brought here of interment. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, E. W. Papworth, Ft. Worth; C. H. Papworth, Decatur; Fred Papworth, Brownsville; J. W. Papworth, Ft. Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Allene Davis, Ft. Worth; Mrs. Roy Thomason, Ft. Worth and other relatives.

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Rites On Saturday For C. E. Papworth, Former Corsicanan

Brief funeral rites for C. E. Papworth, 86 years, who died at his home in Fort Worth Thursday afternoon were held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. He was a former resident of Corsicana.

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

Sutherland-McCammon directed the local arrangements.

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Andrew Mitchell Bickerstaff
Sep 12, 1874 - Dec 12, 1944

A. M. BICKERSTAFF DIED EARLY TODAY; RITES WEDNESDAY

A. M. Bickerstaff, 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Marr, 114 Mamie avenue early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. E. M. Reader, Dallas; Mrs. Elmer Marr, Corsicana; Mrs. W. O. Brown, Coalinga, Cal.; three sons, L. M. Bickerstaff, Houston; M. L. Bickerstaff, Corsicana; T-Sgt. Clyde L. Bickerstaff, U. S. Army Air Forces, overseas; a step-daughter, Mrs. M. D. Dial, Alton, Ill.; a stepson, Pvt. Cecil F. Overby, U. S. Army, somewhere in France; five brothers, Walter Bickerstaff, Arkansas; Sam Bickerstaff, Arkansas; Ben Bickerstaff, Memphis, Tenn.; Eugene Bickerstaff, Bells, Tennessee; Bill Bickerstaff, Arkansas; a sister, Mrs. M. J. Wren, Dallas, 16 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. C. Marr, Jim Marr, Robert Borden, Curtis Conner, Leo Blasingame, Cap Currington, W. A. Jeter and Mr. Breithaupt.

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Rites On Wednesday A. M. Bickerstaff, Who Died Tuesday

Funeral services for A. M. Bickerstaff, who died here Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, three sons, a step-son, a step-daughter, five brothers, 18 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Lois Mitchell “Bud” Bickerstaff
Apr 8, 1911 - Apr 20, 1957

Bud Bickerstaff Dies Of Heart Attack

Lois (Bud) Bickerstaff, 45, died of a heart attack in Jeanerette, La., Saturday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, and Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

A native of Tontoc, Miss., Bickerstaff was reared in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanerette, La.; two sons, Louis Carpenter Bickerstaff, Houston, and Charles Henry Bickerstaff, Jeanerette, La.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Earl Reader, Dallas; Mrs. C. E. Marr, Corsicana; Mrs. Margaret Dial, Alton, Ill., and Mrs. W. O. Brown, Newhall, Calif.; three brothers, M. L. Bickerstaff and C. F. Overby, both of Corsicana, and C. L. Bickerstaff, Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Glasgow, Ernest Cook, Leo Blasingame, A. G. Fussell, J. E. Farmer, John Kelly and Bill Jeter.

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Bud Bickerstaff Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Lois (Bud) Bickerstaff, 45, who died of a heart attack in Jeanerette, La., Saturday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, and Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Bickerstaff was born in Mississippi but was reared here.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanerette, La.; two sons, Louis Carpenter Bickerstaff, Houston, and Charles Henry Bickerstaff, Jeanerette, La.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Earl Reader, Dallas; Mrs. C. E. Marr, Corsicana; Mrs. Margaret Dial, Alton, Ill., and Mrs. W. O. Brown, Newhall, Calif.; three brothers, M. L. Bickerstaff and C. F. Overby, both of Corsicana, and C. L. Bickerstaff, Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Glasgow, Ernest Cook, Leo Blasingame, A. G. Fussell, J. E. Farmer, John Kelly and Bill Jeter.

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James Oliver Rivers
Sep 8, 1868 - Mar 27, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD WEDNESDAY FOR J. O. RIVERS

Funeral services for J. O. Rivers, who died in Oklahoma, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Rivers was a former resident of the Chatfield community, having moved recently to Oklahoma.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Jim Rivers, Ennis; Jesse Rivers, Corsicana; Boyd Rivers, U. A. Army, Camp Hood; Jerry Rivers, Oklahoma; John Rivers, Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. M. E. Riley, Wichita Falls.

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Funeral Services Wednesday Afternoon For J. O. Rivers

Funeral services for J. O. Rivers, who died in Oklahoma, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery with the Odd Fellows in charge at the grave.

A former resident of Chatfield Rivers had recently moved to Oklahoma.

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

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Chanda Rene Harris
B&D Oct 11, 1944

Funeral Services For Harris Infant Held On Thursday

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Harris, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night, were held at 3:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Harris, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Harris, Athens and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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W. G. Harvey
Jul 29, 1914 - Aug 10, 1944

Former Instructor At Corsicana Field Killed In Crash

W. G. Harvey, age 31 years, former instructor of flying at Corsicana Field Air Activities of Texas was killed in a plane crash at Clarksdale, Miss., Thursday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise High Harvey, an uncle Fred Keckler, Ft. Logan, Colo., and other relatives.

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Funeral Services Held Saturday For Former Corsicanan

Funeral services for W. G. Harvey, age 31 years, former instructor at Corsicana Field, who was killed in a plane crash at Clarksdale, Miss., Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise High Harvey; an uncle, Fred Keckler, Fort Logan, Colo., and other relatives.

Pallbearer were Paul Albrecht, Bill Fuller, William Murray, Clyde Kelly, John Lender and Lawrence Siddle.

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Ida May (Caton) Ickles-Dempsey
May 6, 1889 - Mar 12, 1970

Mrs. Dempsey Dies Friday

Mrs. Ida May Dempsey, 80, died early Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Rogers of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Mary Stewart of Fort Worth; one son, William Lee Ickles of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Katy Pearl Davis of Weaches, Texas; and one grandson.

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Dempsey Rites

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Ida May Dempsey, 80, who died early Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Services were at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, a son, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister.

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Sallie Ann (Lindsey) Dempsey
May 6, 1881 - Mar 12, 1970

Mrs. Dempsey Rites Pending

Mrs. Sallie Dempsey died Thursday at Mel Haven Convalescent Home. Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Myers of Corsicana and Mrs. T. F. George of Beaumont and other relatives.

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Dempsey Rites Set Saturday

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Sallie Dempsey, who died Thursday at the Mel Haven Rest Home. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. John Nothalf and Rev. B. W. Johnson will assist. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, James A. Dempsey of Dallas, Marvin H. Dempsey of Bay Town, and Bobby A. Dempsey of San Antonio; three daughters, Mrs. T. F. George of Beaumont, Mrs. Alma Heald of Belfair, Washington and Mrs. W. C. Myers of Angus; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and six great-great- grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Dempsey Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Sallie Dempsey. The rites were conducted by the Revs. John Nothalf and B. W. Johnson, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, three daughters, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

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George Daniel Whitley
Apr 12, 1866 - Dec 6, 1944

GEORGE D. WHITLEY DIED WEDNESDAY IN ROANE COMMUNITY

George D. Whitley died at his home in the Roane community Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Roane; two daughters, Mrs. W. D. McCarter, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Mrs. E. L. Andrews, Corsicana; three sons, Alton Whitley, Houston; J. C. Whitley, Houston; Clifton Whitley, veteran of World War Two who is in McCloskey General Hospital, Temple; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE WHITLEY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for George D. Whitley, who died at his home in the Roane community Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Pallbearers were Jesse Burrow, Paul West, Jack Burrow, Bill Andrews, Herman Roberts, Lloyd Roberts.

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Alice America (White) Whitley
May 25, 1881 - Dec 3, 1973

Mrs. Whitley

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Whitley, 92, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery. She was a native of Georgia and had lived 65 years in Roane.

Survivors include three sons, C. D. Whitley of Corsicana, J. C. Whitley of Mexia, and A. Whitley of Sun City, Arizona; two daughters, Mrs. W. D. McCarter and Mrs. F. L. Andrews, both of Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Mrs. Whitley

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Whitley, 92, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. David Hale and Rev. Gary Colburn were to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, two daughters, a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren.

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Naomi Darden (Montgomery) Davidson
Jun 18, 1872 - Mar 26, 1945

MRS. J. L. DAVIDSON, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF COUNTY, BURIED

Mrs. J. L. Davidson, aged 72 years, life-long resident of Navarro county died at her home 1560 West Fifth Avenue, Monday evening.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church, of which she was long a prominent member. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Davidson was reared in the Eureka community, and resided there until the family moved to Corsicana 24 years ago.

Surviving are three sons, W. M. Davidson and Robert Davidson, both of Corsicana, and Harold M. Davidson, Talco; a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Blaize, Dallas; four grandchildren and a brother, Whitney Montgomery, Dallas.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, John H. Sullivan, Jack Paul, N. Suttle Roberts, Otis M. Rector and Robert R. Cocke.

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Joesphine Elizabeth “Joie” (Snoddy) McCaslin
May 4, 1860 - Nov 16, 1945

Funeral Rites For Aged Resident Held At Eureka

Mrs. Josephine McCaslin, aged 85 years, 410 West Tenth avenue died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eureka Methodist church with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Goodwin, pastor of the church.

A native of Missouri, she had been a long-time resident of Texas and Corsicana.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Kate Dillard, Plainview; Mrs. Willie Eckenman, Mrs. Vriana Owens and Mrs. Lovie Petty, all of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Annie Christian and Mrs. Bob Chambliss, both of Itasca and Mrs. Minnie Ainsworth, Whitesboro and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Minnie Viola (Stewart) Robinson
Apr 22, 1868 - Jun 30, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ROBINSON SCHEDULED TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie V. Robinson, aged 77 years, who died at her home in Eureka Saturday morning following a few hours illness, will be held from the Eureka Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery. She was the widow of the late S. A. Robinson. Mrs. Robinson had resided in Eureka 57 years. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall of Marlin, formerly of Corsicana.

Surviving are four children, Miss Florence Robinson, Eureka; Hugh Robinson, Blackwell, Okla.; Capt. Randolph Robinson, Eureka, and Walter Robinson, Racine, Wis.; three grandchildren, a brother, H. R. Stewart, Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Steward, Fairfield, and Mrs. Elmo Mathews, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Grantham, J. L. Hamilton, Ernest Fullwood, Joe Thomas, J. C. Boyd, and Brice Bonner.

Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of the Eureka Presbyterian church.

L. B. Bonner of Eureka and McCammon Funeral Home, Corsicana will direct arrangements.

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RITES ON TUESDAY AT EUREKA CHURCH FOR MRS. ROBINSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Robinson, 77, who died at her home in Eureka Saturday, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Eureka Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall of Marlin, formerly of Corsicana. Mrs. Robinson was the widow of the late S. A. Robinson and had resided in Eureka 57 years.

Surviving are four children, three grandchildren, a brother and two sisters.

L. B. Bonner of Eureka and McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana directed.

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Melissa (Rogers) Farmer
May 29, 1884 - Sep 8, 1945

MRS. D. C. FARMER DIED RESULT HEART ATTACK ON SATURDAY

Mrs. D. O. Farmer, aged 61 years, died of a heart attack at the family home in the Navarro community Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Navarro Baptist church with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Day.

The family had resided in Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are her husband of Navarro; three sons, M. E. Farmer, Angus; M. H. Farmer, Iowa Park, and A. C. Farmer, U. S. Army; three sisters, Ella Strickland, Miles; Mrs. Lillie Frazier, Lubbock, and Mrs. Alice Jordon, O’Donnell; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hugh Fouty, F. D. Smith, Jim Doolen, Luther Doolen, W. M. Horn and Orville Scruggs.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 10, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David Oliver Farmer married Sep. 8, 1901; d/o L. W. T. Rogers & Parilee (Craft) Rogers per death certificate

David Oliver Farmer
Aug 10, 1878 - Nov 16, 1955

D. O. Farmer Dies Early Wednesday

D. O. Farmer, aged 79 years, died Wednesday morning.

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

Surviving are three sons, Marvin Farmer, Trinidad; Martie Farmer, Corsicana, and Orville Farmer, California; two brothers, Huse Farmer, Trinidad and Bert Farmer, Crossroads; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov 16, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Melissa (Rogers) Farmer married Sep. 8, 1901; s/o James Wesley Farmer & Orelia Ann “Rillie” (Stroud) Farmer buried in Zions Rest cemetery

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Rites Thursday For D. O. Farmer

Funeral services for D. O. Farmer, 79, who died Wednesday morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James A. Ponder, pastor of the Calvery Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Marvin Farmer, Trinidad; Martie Farmer, Corsicana, and Orville Farmer, California; two brothers, Huse Farmer, Trinidad, and Bert Farmer, Crossroads; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Morris Farmer, Bill Farmer, Dewey Farmer, Elbert Farmer, Beans Farmer, Truman Farmer, Alvis Farmer and Herman Bob Farmer.

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Audra Lee McCullough
May 16, 1903 - May 13, 1944

A. L. M’CULLOUGH DIED IN ILLINOIS; BURIAL AT BAZETTE

A. L. McCullough died Sunday in Mt. Vernon, Ill., and the body will be returned here for interment. Funeral services will be held some time Wednesday and burial will be in the Bazette cemetery. The body will arrive Tuesday night.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Beverly McCullough, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. R. L. McGlasson, Dallas; Mrs. E. J. Jackson, Corsicana; a brother, C. B. McCullough, U. S. Army in England, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 15, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Della Marie (Renkin) McCullough per Illinois death record (Navarro county marriage record says Audra L. McCullough married Cleo Humphries Oct 30, 1925); s/o Luther Edgar McCullough and Odie Mollie (Lonon) McCullough

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Funeral Services Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for A. L. McCullough, who died in Mt. Vernon, Ill., Sunday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel, with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Beverley, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; his mother, Mrs. L. E. McCullough, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. R. L. McGlasson, Dallas; Mrs. E. J. Jackson, Corsicana; a brother, C. B. McCullough, U. S. army in England, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Christian, Guy Sitton, Frank Gay, E. T. Warick, Terry Fluker, and Vernon Frazier.

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Martha Jane (Crawford) Lee
Jul 28, 1859 - Jun 26, 1944

MRS. MARTHA JANE LEE DIED AT GLADEWATER; RITES AT BAZETTE

Mrs. Martha Jane Lee, age 85 years, wife of the late S. R. Lee died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Snyder, Gladewater. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Bazette Baptist church and interment will be in the Bazette cemetery.

Mrs. Lee came to Corsicana with her husband in 1896 from Mississippi and had lived in Navarro county since that time having moved to the home of her daughter in Gladewater only a few months ago.

Surviving are five sons, J. W. Lee, Yale, Okla.; C. E. Lee, Luling; L. S. Lee, Corsicana; H. H. Lee, Haswell, Colo.; Randolph Lee, Pineville, La.; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Riddle, Lubbock; Mrs. Tom Swearingen, Lack Charles, La., Mrs. E. M. Snyder, Gladewater; a brother, B. E. Crawford, Kerens; 35 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mrs. Martha Jane Lee Buried In Bazette Cemetery Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jane Lee, age 85 years, who died Monday ath the home of her daughter in Gladewater, were held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Bazette cemetery. Interment was in Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are five sons, three daughters, a brother, 35 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements.

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Sulemia Irene (McKee) Crawford
Oct 1, 1871 - Oct 21, 1944

PIONEER OF KERENS BURIED AT BAZETTE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. B. B. Crawford, pioneer Kerens resident, died at the family home north of Kerens Saturday night following an illness of two years.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Roy L. Crawford both of Kerens; a grandchild and other relatives.

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Bibb B. Crawford
Jan 20, 1872 - Oct 21, 1947

Funeral Rites Held For B. B. Crawford

KERENS, Oct. 24.—Funeral services for B. B. Crawford, 75, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday from Bazette Baptist church with interment in the Bazette cemetery.

Native of Alabama, he had resided in the Bazette community for the past 38 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Roy L. Crawford, and a granddaughter, La Gloria Crawford, all of Kerens.

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Edgar Alvin Tarrer
Jul 1, 1909 - Aug 16, 1976

Edgar Tarrer

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Edgar A. Tarrer, 67, of Rt. 5, Corsicana, Hester, who died Monday at his residence. The Rev. Harold Burns will officiate and burial will be in the Old Chatfield Cemetery.

Tarrer lived his entire life in Navarro County and was a native of Chatfield. He was a retired employe of Continental Trailways and a member of Oddfellow Lodge 227, Ennis, Rebekah Lodge, 104, Ennis, Canton Lodge 8 in Corsicana and Encampment Lodge 44 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bernice Tarrer, Hester; four sisters, Mrs. Ethyl Hardy, Mabank, Mrs. Myrtle Rogers, Lueders, Mrs. Corine Long and Miss Blanch Tarrer, both of Hester; two brothers, Lester Tarrer, Hester, and Jimmie Tarrer, Dallas; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be R. J. Glass, Lee Holsey, Stan Summerall, Harry Fluker, Rob Dunn, Millard Owens, Leonard Pinkert and Johnnie Buck.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 17, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Viola Butler (Atkinson) Tarrer 2nd wife Bernice Irene (Ewing) Green-Tarrer; s/o Robert Lester Tarrer & Willie Alma (Cleveland) Tarrer

Forney Tarrer
Nov 18, 1907 - Jan 2, 1957

Forney Tarrer Dies Wednesday

Forney Tarrer, 49, native of Navarro County, died in Baylor Hospital in Dallas Wednesday. he was an employe of the Trinity Sand and Gravel Company.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the New Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Goodwin, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist Church and Rev. Marvin W. Earnheart.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield; a son, A. B. Tarrer, Kilgore; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Lindsey, Gladewater; four sisters, Mrs. T. E. Ward and Mrs. W. A. Griffith, both of Dallas; Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo, and Mrs. J. B. Melton, Ozona; six grandchildren and other relatives.

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Forney Tarrer Services Friday

Funeral services for Forney Tarrer, 49, of Chatfield, who died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the New Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Goodwin, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church, and Rev. Marvin W. Earnheart.

Tarrer was an employe of the Trinity Sand and Gravel Company and was a native of Navarro County.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield; a son, A. B. Tarrer, Kilgore; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Lindsey, Gladewater; four sisters, Mrs. T. E. Ward and Mrs. W. A. Griffith, both of Dallas; Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo, and Mrs. J. B. Melton, Ozona; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. W. Bates, Jack Paul, Ray Fowler, Clifton Crocker, Johnny Towns and Jack O’Brian.

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Jacob Astor “Jake” Tarrer
Sep 3, 1878 - Mar 7, 1965

J. A. Tarrer Dies Sunday

J. A. Tarrer, former resident of the Chatfield and Alma communities, died Sunday night at his home in Dallas, where he had lived since 1956. He was 88.

Born in Georgia, Sep. 3, 1878, he was a farmer and a member of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Survivors include one son, Rufus, Garland; two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Scott, Dallas, and Mrs. Millard Cline, Carrollton; one nephew, Lovel Johnson, Garland; and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Gunes, Asherton.

Funeral services will be held from the Chatfield Methodist church Tuesday at 2 p.m., with interment at Chatfield cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 8, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Charles Etta (Johnson) Tarrer married Dec. 24, 1909 2nd wife Bessie Myrtle (Johnson) Tarrer married Jul. 8, 1914 s/o Henry Fredrick Tarrer and Julia Frances (Jackson) Tarrer

Charlie Turner Tarrer
d. Dec 1952


Charlie Tarrer Expires Sunday

Charlie Turner Tarrer, 49, died in the Navarro clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral arrangements are indefinite. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Floyd Turner Tarrer, Corsicana, and Pvt. Will Tom Tarrer, U. S. Army, Fort Ord, Calif.; two brothers, White E. Tarrer, Sugarland, and Forney Tarrer, Gladewater; four sisters, Mrs. W. A. Griffith and Mrs. Travis Ward, both of Dallas; Mrs. J. B. Melton, Snyder, and Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo; a grandchild and other relatives.

Tarrer was reared at Chatfield.

McCammon will direct.

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Charlie Tarrer Services Friday

Funeral services for Charlie Turner Tarrer, 49, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Floyd Turner Tarrer, Corsicana, and Pvt. Will Tom Tarrer, U. S. Army, Fort Ord, Calif.; two brothers, White E. Tarrer, Sugarland, and Forney Tarrer, Gladewater; four sisters, Mrs. W. A. Griffith and Mrs. Travis Ward, both of Dallas; Mrs. J. B. Melton, Snyder, and Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo; a grandchild and other relatives.

Tarrer was reared in Chatfield.

Pallbearers will be D. Weaver, Tom Weaver, John Long, John Rose, Jimmy Little and Barry Holsey.

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Friday Services For C. T. Tarrer

Funeral services for Charlie Turner Tarrer, 49, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Floyd Turner Tarrer, Corsicana, and Pvt. Will Tom Tarrer, U. S. Army, Fort Ord, Calif.; two brothers, White E. Tarrer, Sugarland, and Forney Tarrer, Gladewater; four sisters, Mrs. W. A. Griffith and Mrs. Travis Ward, both of Dallas; Mrs. J. B. Melton, Snyder, and Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo; a grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. Weaver, Tom Weaver, John Long, R. M. Bowden, Lonnie Mitchell and Barry Holsey.

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Robert Eugene Mayfield
Jan 2, 1941 - Jun 4, 2019

Mr. Robert Eugene Mayfield, age 78, of Corsicana passed away at Legacy West Nursing Home on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was born on January 2, 1941 in Dallas, Texas to Robert Jefferson Mayfield and Cecil Eugene Sanner Mayfield.

He attended school in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1959. He attended North Texas State University and graduated in 1963. He married Elaine McCollum in 1962 in Ennis, Texas. He was loved and admired by his classmates.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Mr. Mayfield’s life will be celebrated by those who knew him best at Legacy West Nursing Home on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

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  • h/o Elaine (McCollum) Mayfield s/o Robert Jefferson Mayfield & Cecil Eugene “Jean” (Sanner) Mayfield (grandson of Dr. Eugene E. Sanner and Cecil (Singer) Sanner)
  • Corley Funeral Home - Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • M'Collum/Mayfield wedding announcement

Velma Louise (Ryno) Barham-Garrett
Mar 31, 1940 - May 23, 2019

Velma Louise Garrett, 79, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors. Interment to follow in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Aquilla, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the funeral home.
Velma was born on March 31, 1940 to Delmer Archie and Ola (Armstrong) Ryno in Aquilla, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Waco. Velma grew up in Blooming Grove and attended the Methodist Church. She married James Ray

 1955 and six children. Velma retired from Sears where she worked as a sale clerk. Velma was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 980 in Bellmead, Texas. She enjoyed gardening, dancing and especially spending time with her family.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents; her companion of 30 years, James Royce Edwards; son, Hershell Bradley Barham; brothers, James Ryno and Hershell Ryno.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Smith and husband, Steve of Elm Mott, Carolyn Jordan and husband, Dennis of Waco, Janet Haisler of West, and Anita Underwood and husband, Joe of Waco, son, Mark Barham and wife, Jan of Rome, Georgia; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
• FAMILY
• Velma was preceded in death by her parents; her companion of 30 years, James Royce Edwards; son, Hershell Bradley Barham; brothers, James Ryno and Hershell Ryno.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Smith and husband, Steve of Elm Mott, Carolyn Jordan and husband, Dennis of Waco, Janet Haisler of West, and Anita Underwood and husband, Joe of Waco, son, Mark Barham and wife, Jan of Rome, Georgia; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
• PALLBEARERS
• Jason Jordan
• Bryan Jordan
• Jereme Smith
• Jeffrey Perkins
• Cody Barham
• Eric Haisler
• Great-Grandsons, Honorary Pallbearers

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  • Blooming Grove High Class of 1958
  • Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Aquilla, Tx.

  • 1st husband James Ray Barham married Dec. 25, 1955  buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx. d/o Delmar Archie Ryno buried in Prairie Grove, Aguilla, Hill Co., TX. and  Ola Fay (Armstrong) Ryno buried in Dresden cemetery, Navarro county, Tex.

  • Connally/Compton Funeral Directors
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Theresa Joy (Cagle) Boyd-Farish-Jenkins
Mar 31, 1949 - Jun 11, 2019

Teresa Cagle Jenkins, age 70, passed from this life on June 11, 2019 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She was born on March 31, 1949 to William B. Cagle and Wanda Parrish Cagle in Corsicana, Texas.

Teresa graduated from Corsicana High School in the Class of 1967. She was most well known in her adult life as a hairdresser owning two local salons, The Hairport in Blooming Grove and then T & Co in Corsicana.

Family, friends, and pets were Teresa’s passion and delight. She spent many days reading the bible to her Dad as she spoiled and loved on her “babies” Maddie, Lucy, and Sophie. She enjoyed going to the Corsicana Opry with her friends Pat and Barbara, playing Words with Friends against her sister Leasa, and her weekly Sunday visits with her son, Jason.

Teresa is preceded in death by her daughter, Christy Lee Boyd; and her mother, Wanda Parrish Walker.

She is survived by her son Jason Aaron Farish and girlfriend, Regina Robinson; her granddaughter and husband, Courtney and Charles Gonzalez; great-grandchildren Lana and C.J.; father, William “Bill” Cagle; sister and brother-in-law Leasa and Gary Armstrong; two nieces and their husbands, April and Aubrey Taylor and Kaley and Alan Plunkett; and her great-nephews and great-niece, Caleb, Nicholas, Rylan, and Ellie.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 14 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Services will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Taylor, Alan Plunkett, Caleb Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Mike Parrish, and Larry Hodge.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Teresa’s memory to Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove or Project Pawz in Corsicana.

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John Robert Mason
Nov 5, 1940 - Jun 8, 2019

John Robert Mason, 78 of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at his residence. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery.

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John Robert Mason, age 78 of Corsicana, passed away on June 8, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 5, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert K. Mason and Eva Mae Mason Goodwin.

John worked in the maintenance area for Falcon Business Forms for many years and then he moved on to working for the Twilight Nursing Home before he retired. He loved being a part of the Coyote Squadron and Invader Squadron for many years. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Jaycees.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sheila Easley Mason; his sons, Robert K. Mason and wife Stacey of Valrico, Florida, Randy J. Mason and wife Amy of Hubbard Lake, Michigan, James L. Creasy and wife Thayli of San Antonio, Texas; his daughters’, Sue Ann Schmitz and husband Edward of Lincoln, Michigan, Judy Lynn Hompstead and husband Randy of Alpena, Michigan, and Lisa Creasy Jones and husband, Richard of Corsicana, Texas. John is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandson.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Neal officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jarrett Southard, Cameron Geary, Brian Clayton and Kenny Grace. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery in Mildred, Texas.

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Emily Owen
Aug 21, 1937 - Jun 16, 2019

Emily Owen of Corsicana passed away at the Twilight Home on Sunday, June 16, 2019. She was born in Covington, Texas to Alline Walden and Marvin C. Owen on Aug. 21, 1937. She worked at Regal International until she became ill and retired. She loved shopping, the outdoors and spending time at the lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Marvin R. Owen. She is survived by her sister-in-law Geri Owen, nephew Randy Owen and wife Debbye and their children Joseph and Hayden. Niece Debbie Haynes and husband Gary and nephew Chris Haynes. Aunt Willie Mae Owen, uncle Chuck Price and wife Helga and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 21 at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

The family would like to thank everyone at the Twilight Home for all their help and care. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Lee Langley
Feb 3, 1940 - Jun 16, 2019

James Lee Langley, 79, of Kerens, passed away June 16, 2019 at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22,2019 at New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens.

Interment will follow at the Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Manuel Castillo
Jul 9, 1899 - Feb 3, 1991

Manuel Castillo, 91, of Corsicana, died Feb. 3, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were 1 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and Father George M. Monaghan officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born July 9, 1899, in Raymondville, and had lived in Corsicana for 18 years. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Catholic church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs Manuel Castillo of Corsicana; three daughters, Maria O. Valdez and Micaela Castillo, both of Corsicana, and Elisa Zapata of Bardwell; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Maria Del Rosario Villagran Rodriguez
Apr 19, 1975 - Jun 6, 2019

Maria Del Rosario Villagran Rodriguez, 44 of Corsicana passed away at home with her family by her side. She was born in San Luis Potosi Mexico on April 19, 1975 to J. Carmen Villagran Loredo and Ma Irene Rodriguez Nava. Maria was a homemaker taking care of her family and meeting their needs. Her faith and family was very important to her and she enjoyed going to services as a family.

She is survived by her husband Miguel Angel Padilla, daughters Isabela and Lisbeth Padilla, son Alexis Avila. Father J. Carmen Villagran Loredo, mother Ma Irene Rodriguez Nava, brother J. Guadalupe Villagran and wife Adriana Miranda, sister Marcela Villagran and husband Juan Castillo. Mother-in-law Cerafina Ansures Rivas and numerous other family members and friends.

Rosary will be 7:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:00am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Marco Rangel officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Miguel Angel Padilla; d/o J. Carmen Villagran Loredo & Ma Irene Rodriguez Nava

Joseph Monroe Pearson
Sep 12, 1927 - Jun 24, 2019

Graveside services with military honors for Joseph Monroe Pearson, 91, of Lufkin will be held Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bazette/Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens, Texas.

Mr. Pearson was born September 12, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas to the late Calesta (Burson) and Albert Monroe Pearson, and died Monday, June 24, 2019 in Lufkin.

Mr. Pearson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He also served in the U.S. Army as well as the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a Bachelors degree from North Texas State College and was employed by FDIC before beginning his career in banking. He served as President for banks in Crockett, Gonzales, and Kilgore, and owned banks in Wells and Chester. Mr. Pearson was a member of the Danville Masonic Lodge #101 A.F. & A.M. in Kilgore, the Rotary Club, and was a member of First Christian Church Lufkin.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Norma (Bickford) Pearson; sons and daughters-in-law, Jody and Jodi Pearson and W.J. and Emma Gourley; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Dan Brent; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jane Miller and Sarah Adams; and brother, Oliver Pearson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231, or First Christian Church Lufkin, 1300 S 1st Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Carroway Funeral Home.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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Blaire McKenzie Bravenec
2017 - Jun 29, 2019

Blaire McKenzie Bravenec passed away at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX after a seventeen-day fight to recover from a drowning accident. She was two years old when she left us to stay with her heavenly father, and felt no pain as she left. Blaire is the beloved daughter of Darren and Emily Bravenec, and has a six-month old brother Logan Bravenec.

Blaire's parents waited seven years for her to come to them, and was loved from the start. Blaire's two years and three months were spent reading books with her parents, drinking tons of milk, and singing day and night. Blaire was always happy and loved her life at home, school, and wherever else she went. She lived a big life in a short time and made this world a better place because of her presence.

There will be a viewing on July 7th at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, TX from 7pm to 10pm followed by a memorial service for Blaire on July 8th, at 11:00am at The Avenue Church, in Waxahachie, TX. In Lieu of flowers her family is requesting donations be made to her family so that they may make a contribution on Blaire's behalf to Children's Medical Center where they treated her as a member of their own family while she fought to stay with us.

Blaire is survived by her parents Darren and Emily Bravenec, her brother Logan Bravenec, her fraternal grandparents Darrell and Barbie Bravenec, her maternal grandparents Gary and Linda Brunton, and her aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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George F. Freeman is:



George Finis Freeman
Dec 16, 1868 - Oct 7, 1944

George F. Freeman Fatally Injured Automobile Crash

George F. Freeman, aged 75 years, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained during the noon hour in an automobile collision at the intersection of North Fourteenth street and West Third avenue.

The body is at the Corley chapel pending completion of funeral arrangements.

This is the first death from automobile mishaps in Navarro county during 1944, according to records of this paper.

Harriett Ann Finch, five-year-old daughter of John S. Finch, Jr., Corsicana, a grand-niece of the deceased was in the 1927 Ford Coupe driven by Mr. Freeman. She escaped with minor injuries. The car turned over pinning the victim against the pavement, according to witnesses. The other automobile involved was driven by J. C. Watson, Navarro county school superintendent. Supt. Watson said he did not see the other automobile in time to avoid the collision. He escaped with minor bruises.

Freeman had resided in the Chatfield area for the past 44 years.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield; a nephew, A. H. Freeman, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES GEORGE F. FREEMAN HELD AT CHATFIELD

Funeral services for George F. Freeman, age 75 years, who died in the Corsicana Clinic early Saturday afternoon from injuries received in an automobile accident at the intersection of Third avenue and Fourteenth street were held from the Chatfield Methodist church Monday morning at 10:30. Rev. James Williamson conducted the rites. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

A resident of the Chatfield community for 44 years, he was well known in that section.

Survivors are his wife, two nephews, A. H. Freeman, Wichita Falls; G. K. Vaughn, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. P. Thorpe, B. F. Marchbank, Rod Kenner, Will Sands, J. P. Hodge, Marvin Cummins, J. E. Mizell and Jules Kelt.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Brooks (Smith) Stroud
Sep 27, 1902 - Apr 8, 1944

MRS. MARY B. STROUD DIED HERE SATURDAY; RITES BE SUNDAY

Mrs. Mary Brooks Stroud died at her home here early Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, A. V. Stroud, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. R. P. Jordan, Corsicana; a brother, J. P. Tarrer, Chatfield, and other relatives.

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Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. Stroud; Burial Chatfield

Funeral rites for Mrs. Mary Brooks Stroud, who died here early Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a sister, a brother and other relatives.

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John Parker Tarrer, Jr.
Aug 13, 1897 - Aug 27, 1950

J. P. Tarrer Dies Of Heart Attack Sunday Afternoon

John Parker Tarrer, 53, died in a South Beaton hotel Sunday afternoon with a heart attack a short time after he was taken ill.

Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes following an investigation. A physician also ascribed death from a heart ailment.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by the Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Ray Tarrer, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. R. P. Jordan, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 28, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Musa Mae (West) Tarrer died University of Texas Medical School – Galveston, Tx; s/o John Parker Tarrer, Sr. & Sally (Little) Tarrer-Smith (son Ray Ahamadyne Tarrer buried Magnolia cemetery, Beaumont, Tx.)

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J. P. Tarrer Rites Are Held Tuesday

Funeral services for John Parker Tarrer, 53, who died in his hotel room with a heart attack Sunday afternoon were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Ray Tarrer, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. R. P. Jordan, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Bessie Myrtle (Johnson) Tarrer
Jun 23, 1887 - Oct 27, 1964

Mrs. J. A. Tarrer Dies Tuesday

Mrs. J. A. Tarrer, 77, former resident of Chatfield and Alma, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Millard Cline, in Carrollton. She had resided in Dallas since 1958.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church at Chatfield with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Raford Cook of Dallas.

The body lies in state at the Bunch Funeral Chapel in Ennis until the funeral hour.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; a son, Rufus Tarrer, Garland; two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Scott, Dallas, and Mrs. Cline, Carrollton; a nephew, Lovel Johnson, Garland, who was reared in the Tarrer home; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Ernest Johnson, Fort Worth, and Jesse Johnson, Mobeetle, and other relatives.

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Fern (Tarrer) Posey-Ferguson
Dec 11, 1911 – Dec 7, 1970

Ferguson Rites Set Wednesday

Mrs. Fern Tarrer Ferguson of Dallas, died there Monday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the New Chatfield cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Robert B. Ferguson of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Pleas (Belin) Mitchell of Tupelo and Mrs. J. B. (Minnie Dee) Melton of Ozona; and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 8, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband J. T. Posey married Mar. 19, 1926 2nd husband Robert Burns Ferguson married Apr. 18, 1967; d/o Willie Henry Tarrer & Minnie Lee (O’Daniel) Eaton-Tarrer

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Shooting Victim Services Held

Funeral rites were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for native Navarro countian, Mrs. Fern Tarrer Ferguson, 59, who was shot and killed Monday in the hold up of a Dallas drive in theatre. The Rev. Larry Shanks officiated. Burial was in the New Chatfield cemetery. Mrs. Ferguson was a native of Chatfield who had resided in Dallas the past 30 years.

Mrs. Ferguson was shot in the back of the head and killed as her husband, Robert Ferguson ran to call police to report she was being held hostage by two robbers. Dallas police said two men in their late 20s, greeted the Fergusons when they arrived at the Sterlite Drive In where Ferguson was to clean the premises. Ferguson was directed by the robbers to proceed with his chores so things would look normal while the robbers awaited arrival of the theatre owner. They broke into the office, taking Mrs. Ferguson with them as a hostage.

When Ferguson arrived after calling police, he found his wife fatally shot.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sisters, Mrs. Pleas Mitchell of Tupelo and Mrs. J. B. Melton of Ozona; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Leslie Goodrich, Randy Bowen, Rufus Pevehouse, Will Tom Tarrer, A. V. Tarrer and J. B. Melton, Jr.

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Edward Allen “Ed” Holt
Jan 11, 1859 - Dec 11, 1944

Rites For Dawson Man Held Tuesday

Funeral services for E. A. Holt, 85, who died at Dawson Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery. He was born in Decatur, Ala., Jan. 11, 1859. He came to Texas in 1894 and resided at Spring Hill for many years before moving to Dawson. Surviving are two sons, four daughters, a sister, 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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John Hamilton Young
Oct 22, 1867 - Nov 7, 1944

LONG-TIME DAWSON RESIDENT BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

DAWSON, Texas, Nov. 11—J. H. Young, aged 76 years, died at his home several miles southeast of Dawson Tuesday night after a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday from the local Methodist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, he came to this community in 1901 and had engaged in farming since that time. He had been a member of the Methodist church for many years.

Surviving are four children, Will Young, Dawson; Roy Young, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Emma Horn and Mrs. Virgie Merrell, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives, including a brother-in-law, Kelsey A. Blakney, Corsicana policeman.

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Alvin Henry Spence
Jan 20, 1880 - Feb 9, 1944

Long-Time Resident Dawson Community Buried Thursday

Funeral services for Bud Spence, old-time Dawson resident, who died at his residence north of Dawson Wednesday, were held at Dawson Thursday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery. He was ill only a few hours.

Surviving are three sisters.

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Burty Elmer Hardy
Jan 15, 1902 - Oct 22, 1944

DAWSON RESIDENT DIED LOCAL CLINIC RITES ARE PENDING

B. E. Hardy, well known Dawson resident, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday at 9 p.m., following an operation several days ago.

Funeral arrangements are pending information from a son in the navy, and a daughter, who resided in California.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Hardy Vanderhoeven, California; three sons, Olin Ray Hardy, U. S. Navy, Pacific Coast; B. R. and Bill Hardy, both of Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Clark, Trinidad, and Miss Cornelia Hardy, deputy clerk, Corsicana; a brother, Jess Hardy, Dawson, and other relatives.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR DAWSON MAN WHO DIED HERE SUNDAY

Funeral services for B. E. Hardy, well-known Dawson resident, who died in the Navarro clinic Sunday night, were held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Hardy Vanderhoeven, California; three sons, Olin Ray Hardy, U. S. Navy, Pacific Coast; B. R. and Bill Hardy, both of Dawson; a brother, Jess Hardy, Dawson; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Clark, Trinidad, and Miss Cordelia Hardy, Corsicana, deputy county clerk, and other relatives.

The daughter and the son from the Pacific Coast arrived in Dawson Wednesday morning for the rites.

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Gertrude Halbrooks
Apr 11, 1918 - May 29, 1944

BURIAL IN DAWSON FOR WOMAN WHO DIED IN DALLAS MONDAY

Funeral services for Miss Gertrude Halbrooks, aged 25 years, who died Monday in Dallas were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Betty Bumpers, Mrs. Annie Renfro and Mrs. Myrtle Hale, all of Dawson; Mrs. Pearline Gothard, San Antonio, and Mrs. Dora Nutt, Dallas; three brothers, Henry Halbrooks, Dallas; Walter Halbrooks, Waco, and Wendell Halbrooks, U. S. Army.

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Wilmer Ray “Buddy” Hale
Aug 28, 1924 - Sep 24, 2017

Wilmer Ray Hale, 93, resident of Dawson, passed away Sunday September 24, 2017 in Tyler at his daughter and full time caregivers home.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at Dawson United Methodist Church where Mr. Hale was a long time member, with interment to follow at Dawson cemetery.

Wilmer - better, and more affectionately, known as “Buddy” - was born August 28, 1924 in Dawson to Noah Delaney Hale and Myrtle (Halbrooks) Hale. He attended Dawson High School until the 8th grade, when he left to work on the family farm where he learned many valuable skills and life lessons. He proudly served our nation as a staff sergeant in the US Army during WWII (1945-1946), during which he worked in a POW camp on the island of Saipan. During that time, Wilmer carried a spirit of kindness with him everywhere he went, making life-long friends not just with fellow service members but Saipanese natives and captives as well.

In his early years he delivered Mobil gas and helped run his wife’s, Wavis, family grocery store in Dawson. He attended Navarro college where he learned mechanics, but he became a plumber after leaving school. Through his trade, he became essential to the water departments of both the cities of Dawson and Corsicana. He found himself capably front-and-center during huge undertakings, such as the transition of services from the old Dawson lake to the Navarro mills reservoir or a pesky break in a water main in town, you could see Wilmer there first on the scene.

Wilmer kept busy with many job titles and odd jobs over the years. When he wasn't fixing Dawson and Navarro counties plumbing woes, you could find him doing a little bit of everything. He was a carpenter, an angler, a farmer, a bookkeeper, a philanthropist, a bar-b-cue joint owner, a butcher, a fireman, an equestrian, a rooster tamer, and a domino whiz.
Along with his paid job titles, Wilmer served as Fire Marshal for 50 years, was on the City Council, won Man of the Year, taught Sunday school, was a member of the Lions club and was a member of Woodmen of the World. He always believed in staying busy, and helping people, so there was very little free time between fixing things for folks around Dawson and caring for as many stray animals as he and Wavis could manage at the time.

Buddy was a pillar in his community, always the first to show up to help, the last to leave, and the one to stop by a few days later asking how you were. He so enjoyed children, just having fun, and laughter; Wilmer always had a good joke! Family and friends were absolutely precious to Buddy. He made countless happy memories with his daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughters, sister, nephews and nieces, special neighbors, cousins, and many other family friends, all of which he and Wavis loved to document in pictures. Wilmer made every little part of life fun by being kind to everyone he met. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Wilmer was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Wavis Adelia Ivy Hale in 2006, and his sister Jewell Hale Guest in 2015.

Survivors include his daughter Diana Hale Barnett, granddaughter Katharine Barnett, and two great granddaughters Preslee and Penny, all of Tyler, as well many other nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, friends, along with many Georges and Mabels.

Pallbearers will be members of the Dawson Volunteer Fire Department.

Notes:

  • Obituary published online 28 Sep 2018 by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Texas.
  • h/o Wavis Adelia (Ivy) Hale; s/o Noah Delaney Hale & Myrtle Ivy (Halbrooks) Hale
  • WWII Biography

Jewell Jelene (Hale) Guest
Feb 23, 1927 - Mar 17, 2015

Jewell Hale Guest, left this world for heaven on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Her family and friends will forever be thankful for the love and devotion she gave to them every day of her life.

She was born in Dawson, TX, February 23, 1927, to Noah and Myrtle Hale. There she met and married Sid Guest in 1947. They made their home in Baytown where they raised three children, Teresa Gail and twins Ronald Kent and Randall Wayne. Together they operated Guest Humble Service Station on North Main Street for many years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church where she was a faithful and devoted member.

Jewell was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sid, who passed away in 1994; son, Kent, who passed away in 2000; and daughter, Teresa, who passed away in 2011. She leaves behind her son, Wayne and his wife Becky Phelps Guest of Baytown; son in law, Bob Phillips of Baytown. Grandchildren include Jeff Phillips and wife Traci of College Station; Amy Marshman and husband Lynn of League City; Michael Guest and wife Mandy of Sugar Land; Sarah Guest Haney and husband JoJo of LaFayette, LA; Kayla Guest Utley and husband Joseph of Pharr, TX; Karley Guest of Missouri City, TX, and brother, Wilmer Hale of Tyler, TX. Her great grandchildren include Madeleine, Harrison and Fischer Phillips, Michael Buckley, Madalyn and Matthew Guest, Levi, Parker and "baby" Haney due in September, and Adalena and Mason Utley, along with niece Diana Barnett, much beloved cousins, Lena Mae Carver and Barbara Jean Savage, and special friends, Cynthia Rangel and Liz Johnson.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, TX at 4 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Phillips, Michael Guest, JoJo Haney, Michael Buckley, Lynn Marshman and Randy Tanner.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation may be made to Central Baptist Church, 1800 King St., Baytown, TX 77520 or charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Swan Manor and Cedar Bayou Rehabilitation Center for their loving care of "Memaw."

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction on her tongue. Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also, he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.". Proverbs 31:25-29

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.

Notes:

  • w/o Sidney Hugh “Sid” Guest; d/o Noah Delaney Hale & Myrtle Ivy (Halbrooks) Hale

Thomas Jefferson “Tommie” Davis
Nov 24, 1894 - Jun 5, 1944

Former Dawson Man Died In Houston

DAWSON, Texas, June 9—(AP)—T. J. (Tommie) Davis, age 50 years, died in a Houston hospital Monday night after an illness of only a few hours.

Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. He formerly was employed in the post office, leaving Dawson in 1919.

Surviving are his wife and father, C. R. Davis, both of Houston and other relatives.

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Emma Adeline “Addie” (Doolen) Duncan
Mar 9, 1872 - Mar 11, 1944

MRS. ADDIE DUNCAN BE BURIED SUNDAY; DIED EARLY TODAY

Mrs. Addie Duncan, age 72 years, died at her home in the Grape Creek community Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, she had lived in the Grape Creek community over 40 years.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Moore, Poolville; Mrs. Littie Teague, Angus; Mrs. Dove Allen, Odessa; Mrs. Bernice Bressie, Corsicana; Mrs. Lucile McGee, Orange; a sister, Mrs. Alice Pilkington, Houston; four brothers, W. A. Doolen, Houston; J. A. Doolen, Angus; J. B. Doolen, Navarro; L. W. Doolen, Angus; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Funeral Services Held Sunday for Mrs. Addie Duncan

Rites for Mrs. Addie Duncan, age 72 years, who died at her home in the Grape Creek community Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon from the Corley Chapel with interment in Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, a sister, four brothers, 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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John Alfred Doolen
Dec 4, 1879 - Apr 9, 1944

JOHN ALFRED DOOLEN, DIED AT NAVARRO HOME ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for John Alfred Doolen, age 64 years, who died at his home in Navarro Sunday were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Grape Creek cemetery.

A resident of the Navarro community for 44 years he was well known in that section.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Clyde Doolen, U. S. Navy; J. T. Doolen, Fred Doolen, W. A. Doolen, all of Sweeny; James Doolen, U. S. Army; two daughters, Miss Thelma Jo Doolen, Navarro; Mrs. E. C. Madden, Corsicana; three brothers, W. A. Doolen, Houston; J. S. and L. W. Doolen, Navarro; a sister, Mrs. Alice Pilkington, Houston and other relatives.

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Luther Watson Doolen
Dec 10, 1884 - Nov 4, 1953

L. W. Doolen Dies Here Wednesday

L. W. Doolen, 68, retired farmer, formerly of Navarro, died here Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Bill Johnston, Eureka, and Mrs. W. A. Bressie, Corsicana; a nephew, James Doolen, Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

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Friday Services For L. W. Doolen

Funeral services for L. W. Doolen, 68, retired Navarro farmer, who died Wednesday afternoon were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10 a.m.

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

Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Bill Johnston, Eureka, and Mrs. W. A. Bressie, Corsicana; a nephew, James Doolen, Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Vernon Chambliss, Wayne Chambliss, J. T. Doolen, James Doolen, Fred Doolen, Dick Doolen, Roy Pilkington and Bill Pilkington.

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Edgar Allison Eliot, Sr.
Feb 12, 1866 - Jul 14, 1944

EDGAR A. ELIOT DIED FRIDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Edgar Allison Eliot, age 78 years, died Friday morning at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services will be held from the Grape Creek church Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock and interment will be in Grape Creek cemetery, Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk will conduct the rites.

He had been a resident of the Richland community for several years and was a prominent farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Richland; three sons, George W. Eliot, Corsicana; Edgar Eliot, Richland; James R. Eliot, U. S. Army; two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Williams, Natchez, Miss.; Mrs. R. M. Lavender, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. John Birge, Sherman; Mrs. Minnie McKelvey, Houston and other relatives.

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RITES SATURDAY FOR E. A. ELIOT GRAPE CREEK CHURCH

Funeral services for E. A. Eliot, age 78 years, who died Friday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were planned Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Grape Creek church with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery.

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

Pallbearers were O. L. Albritton, M. C. Caston, T. C. Orr, J. S. Jackson, H. B. Bomar and L. R. Estes.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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George Washington Eliot, III
Nov 13, 1936 - Dec 20, 1958

Midland Rites Set Monday For Geo. Eliot, Jr.

Funeral services for George Washington Eliot, Jr., 22, University of Texas senior, killed in an automobile collision Saturday night near Sterling City, will be held from the First Methodist church in Midland Monday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Resthaven Park. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Timothy Guthrie, pastor.

Also killed in the collision was John Thomas Runnels, 72, a Sterling county rancher, driver of the other car involved.

Ann Eliot, 20, sophomore in the University, sister of George was seriously hurt in the crash and Sunday afternoon was transferred from a Sterling City hospital to a hospital in Midland.

Reports from Sterling City are that the accident occurred eight miles west of Sterling City on Highway 158.

Sterling County Sheriff Bill Green and Highway Patrolman Jim Cantrell investigated the collision and reported that Runnels was traveling east and Eliot was going west at the time. The officers were still investigating the accident Monday. The cars are reported to have collided headon on a straight stretch of the highway. The students were en route home for the Christmas holidays.

Surviving Eliot are his parents, sisters; a brother, James Eliot, high school student, Midland; grandmothers, Mrs. Harriett Eliot and Mrs. Frank R. Young, both of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives in Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements for Runnels were unknown here Monday.

Ellis Funeral Home in Midland is directing the services for Eliot.

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Minnie (Eliot) McKelvey
Jan 21, 1874 - Jan 19, 1952

Sherman Resident Dies Saturday

Mrs. W. E. McKelvy, 77, native of Corsicana, died in a Sherman Hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sherman followed by graveside rites at Grape Creek cemetery near Angus at 3 p.m.

Mrs. McKelvey had resided in Sherman since 1922. She was the former Miss Minnie Eliot.

Surviving are three sons, Edward McKelvey, Los Angeles; Hubert McKelvey, Goldsmith, and Harold McKelvey, Houston; a sister, Mrs. John Birge, Sherman; a niece, Mrs. R. M. Lavender, two nephews, Edgar and George Eliot, all of Corsicana.

Corley directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 21, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Edward McKelvey married Jun 15, 1894; d/o George Washington Eliot, Sr. & Ruth Jane “Jennie” (Wantland) Eliot

John Quinn Head
Nov 28, 1866 - Apr 6, 1944

Former Kerens Man Buried On Saturday

KERENS, April 13.—(Spl)—J. Q. Head who passed away Thursday night at his home in Houston after a short illness, were held Saturday afternoon at the Baptist church with Rev. J. W. Ousley conducting the rites.

Mr. Head was born Nov. 18, 1855, and moved to Kerens in 1880 and from that time until 10 years ago was engaged in the grocery and feed business here.

Surviving are two brothers, Jim and Oran Head of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. J. Y. Roberts of Corsicana and Mrs. J. T. Yarbrough of Kerens; six children, Lawrence, Ellis, Bobbie, Nina and Emily Head, all of Houston and Stockton Head of U. S. Coast Guard, Galveston.

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Annie Lee (Miller) Hardeman
Mar 9, 1874 - Jul 11, 1949

Rites On Wednesday For Mrs. Hardiman, Who Died at Kerens

KERENS, July 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Miller Hardiman were held Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock on the lawn of the home of her brother, Ben R. Miller with Rev. J. W. Ousley in charge of the services and special music given by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Anderson, Mrs. Chas. Reese and Mrs. R. H. Logan.

Mrs. Hardiman was born March 9, 1874 in Hardin county, Kentucky, and came to Kerens with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Miller, when a young girl and lived here until her marriage to Victor Hardiman, after which the couple lived in Junction Texas until Mr. Hardiman’s death in 1936.

For the last seven years Mrs. Hardiman has made her home in Kerens with her sister, Mrs. Mae Estes, where she died July 11. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Mae Ester, Kerens, Mrs. Jim Garrison, Hondo, Texas; three brothers, Ben Miller, Kerens, Ed Miller of Grapeland and Will Miller of Eldorado, Ark.

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Carolyn Jo Miles
B&D Apr 23, 1943

Baby Girl Buried Pursley Cemetery Saturday Afternoon

Funeral services for Carolyn Jo, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Miles, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday night, were held at the Pursley cemetery, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Miles, Petty’s Chapel; a brother, Curtis, and a sister, Barbara Miles; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Miles, Pursley and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hanna, Corsicana.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Darrell Wendell Miles
Jun 28, 1947 - Jun 29, 1947

Funeral Rites Held Sunday For Infant

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Benton, Route 1 Rice, who died Saturday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Pursley where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Curtis Miles; a sister, Barbara Miles, Route 1, Rice; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Miles, Clute, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hanna, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Frances Jean Daniels
Aug 28, 1944 – Nov 9, 1944

RITES HELD FRIDAY FOR LITTLE GIRL; BURIAL AT PURSLEY

Funeral services for Frances Jean, two months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Daniels, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family residence in the Union High community. Rev. Mr. Nunn conducted the rites and interment was in the Pursley cemetery. The child died Thursday at the home of her parents.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Campbell, Houston; Annie Murl Daniels, Union High; six brothers, Houston Daniels, William G. Daniels, U. S. Army; John Wesley Daniels, Union High; Wayland Daniels, Union High; Otis Smith, Union High; Delmer D. Smith; grandmother, Mrs. L. P. Daniels, Union High, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Walter "Rocky" Ivey
Nov 2, 1960 - Jul 8, 2019
 
Walter "Rocky" Ivey, of Moyers passed form this life July 8, 2019 at the age of 58.

Rocky was born November 2, 1960 in San Jose, California to Johnie Ivey, Sr. and Betty Jo (Morris) Ivey. Rocky loved being outdoors, especially fishing, watching superhero cartoons and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnie Ivey, Sr. and Betty Jo Boyle, sister Nancy Montgomery and Brother Roland Ivey.

He leaves behind his siblings, Johnie & Roberta Ivey of Moyers, Debra Sloan of Arlington, Texas and Mary & Barrent Sleigh of Lawton and his step-father Paul Boyle of Lawton.

Source: Burkhart Funeral Service of Antlers.

Funeral Services will be held at Burkhart Funeral Service of Antlers. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery in Purdon, Texas under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service of Antlers.


Robert Howard “Bob” Porterfield
Aug 29, 1886 - Jan 29, 1964

R. Porterfield Dies Wednesday

Robert (Bob) Porterfield, 77, retired merchant, 2700 West Eighth avenue, died in Memorial hospital shortly before noon Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Caton, grandson, Dennis Donoho, Jr., and a granddaughter, Suzanne Caton, all of Corsicana; a brother, Henry Porterfield, and a sister, Mrs. Brown Griggs, both of Pulaski, Tenn., and other relatives.

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R. Porterfield Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Robert (Bob) Porterfield, 77, retired merchant, 2700 West Eighth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Caton; a grandson, Dennis Donaho, Jr., and a granddaughter, Suzanne Caton, all of Corsicana; a brother, Henry Porterfield, and a sister, Mrs. Brown Griggs, both of Pulaski, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. F. Dominy, Raymond Gunter, B. C. Nesmith, M. B. George, Paul Miller, George L. Robertson and Dennis Donoho, Sr.

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Sallie Elizabeth (Burnham) Eaton
Aug 28, 1892 - Aug 21, 1975

Mrs. Eaton

Services will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Sallie Elizabeth Eaton, 81, resident of Rt. 5 Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her husband C. H. Eaton May 17, 1958.

Survivors include a son, William E. Eaton of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Worthy of Corsicana and Mrs. Lee S. Vickers of McKinney; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 21, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Henry Eaton; d/o William Taylor Burnham & Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Johnston) Burnham buried in Providence cemetery

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Mrs. Eaton

Services were at 5 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Sallie Elizabeth Eaton, 82, resident of Rt. 5, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Leroy Reaves officiated, and burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, two daughters, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers, Isaac Burnham of Lufkin, Tom Burnham of Fort Worth, and Jim C. Burnham of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Johns of Fort Worth, Miss Minnie Thomas of Salem, N. J. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Millard Holder, H. A. Slaughter, Allen Thomas, Fred Roberts, C. O. Anderson and Frank Marx.

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James Columbus “Lum” Carver
Feb 7, 1894 - May 31, 1975

J. C. Carver

Services were held Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for J. C. (Lum) Carver, 91, resident of Dawson, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Howard White, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. Maurice McLeroy, officiated, and burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park. He was a native of Chandler, Tex., a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include five sons, W. F. Carver of Corsicana, W. R. Carver of Shawnee, Okla., Gene Carver of Alta Loma, Lonnie Burgett of Spring, Tex., and Lester Burgett of Luline, La.; five daughters, Mrs. Margie Ellis, of Houston, Mrs. Louis Fern Patke of Waco, Mrs. R. F. (leva) Jones of Corsicana, Mrs. Henry (Buna) Russell of Lamesa, and Mrs. Jack (Verilea) James of Houston; 33 grandchildren, number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Delia Cook of Tecumsch, Okla.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Minnie (Tarrer) Melton
d. Sep 1971

Mrs. Melton

Services for Mrs. J. B. Melton will be Saturday at 3:3;0 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Chatfield, she lived in Ozona for several years. She died Wednesday in San Angelo.

Survivors include one son, J. B. Melton, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Dartha Dee Rader, Ill.; one grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Melton

Services are set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Corley Chapel for Mrs. J. B. Melton.

Burial is to be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Melton was a native of Chatfield and lived in Ozona for several years. She died Wednesday in San Angelo.

She is survived by one son, J. B. Melton, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Dartha Dee Rader, Ill.; one grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.

Officiating will be Rev. Bob Holloway.

Pallbearers include Walter Pleas Mitchell, Bill Tom Tarrer; Bernard Tarrer, Wayne Melton, John Bennett and Lary Mitchell.

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Julius Bruner Melton, Sr.
Nov 18, 1907 - Apr 1, 1964

J. B. Melton Of Ozona Expires

J. B. Melton, 56, of Ozona, employe of the Pure Oil Company, died Wednesday in the Shannon Memorial Hospital in San Angelo.

Funeral rites were held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Ozona and a second service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel here with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Corsicana services will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, Dallas, formerly pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Ozona; a daughter, Mrs. Dartha Dee Rader, Phonix, Ariz.; a son, J. B. Melton, Jr., Ozona; a brother, Loyd Melton, California; Four sisters, Mrs. C. C. Hutson, Corsicana; Mrs. Mabel Baltzegar, Mrs. Hollis Quinn and Mrs. Alma Christian, all of Dallas; a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. A. Melton, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Quinn, Jr.; Hal Quinn, Pat Lowe, John Bennett, Wayne A. Melton and Walter Pleas Mitchell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 2, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie (Tarrer) Melton; s/o Noble Marion Melton & Martha Lena “Mattie” (Bruner) Melton buried in Long Prairie Cemetery

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Melton Rites Held Friday

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Corley chapel for J. B. Melton, 56, of Ozona. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, Dallas, former pastor of First Methodist church of Corsicana conducted the rites.

Melton, an employe of the Pure Oil Company, died Wednesday in the Shannon Memorial hospital in San Angelo. The local service was a second one, rites having been conducted Thursday in Ozona.

Survivors are his wife of Ozona; a daughter, Mrs. Dartha Dee Rader, Phonix, Ariz.; a son, J. B. Melton, Jr., Ozona; a brother, Loyd Melton, California; Four sisters, Mrs. C. C. Hutson, Corsicana; Mrs. Mabel Baltzegar, Mrs. Hollis Quinn and Mrs. Alma Christian, all of Dallas; a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. A. Melton, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Quinn, Jr.; Hal Quinn, Pat Lowe, John Bennett, Wayne A. Melton and Walter Pleas Mitchell.

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Ola Dollie "Dutch" (Gorham) McAfee
Jan 22, 1896 - Nov 11, 1984

TEXARKANA
Mrs. Ola (Dutch) McAfee, aged 87, of Texarkana, widow of Rev. E. T. McAfee, died Sunday. She was a Methodist. Survivors are three sons, Wayne L. McAfee of Arkadelphia, Harold N. McAfee of Amity, and J. Porter McAfee of texarkana, two brothers, Wilton Gorham of Trinity, Tex., and W. W. Gorham of Tullia ?; three sisters, Mae McDougal of Shepherd, Tex., Era Huskey of Highland, Tex., and Imogene Calloway of Conroe, Tex., seven grand-children and several great-grand-children. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home in Hope. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery near McCaskill.

Notes:

  • The Arkansas Gazette - Tuesday, November 13, 1984
  • Wife of Edmond Thomas McAfee, married Dec 29, 1921

Sharon Lynn (Roberts) Scarbrough
Dec 5, 1952 - Jul 12, 2019

Sharon Lynn Scarbrough, 66 of Frost passed away July 12, 2019. She was born December 5, 1952 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Roy Roberts and Lillian Kasl Roberts.
Sharon was an excellent cook. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading mystery novels, and loved to crappie fish.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Scarbrough; siblings, Sandra Kersting, Roy Roberts, Marie Moore and Shirley Roberts; mother-in-law, Ethel Martin; sister-in-law, Helen Ross; brother-in-law, James Scarbrough and numerous extended family members.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 16th from 11:00-1:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

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John Holiday Laningham, Jr.
Nov 15, 1872 - Mar 16, 1944

J. H. LANINGHAM RITES BE HELD HERE SATURDAY 3 P.M.

J. H. Laningham, age 73, died at his home in Tennessee Colony Thursday night. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with Rev. R. J. Fletcher conducting the rites. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, S. E. Laningham, Corpus Christi; three daughters, Mrs. Will Thomas, Mart; Mrs. Ellis Gaddis, Tennessee Colony; Mrs. Eula Lowe, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Speed, Ensign; two half brothers, Tom Laningham, Corpus Christi; Walter Laningham, Childress; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Members of the Woodmen of the World will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 17, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Idona “Dona” (Johnston) Laningham 2nd wife Lula (Polk) Laningham 3rd wife Sarah Ellen (Garner) Nelson-Laningham-Taylor s/o John Holiday Laningham, Sr. & Matilda Jane (Brown) Laningham

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J. H. Laningham Buried Prairie Point Cemetery Saturday

Rites for J. H. Laningham, age 73 years, who died at his home in Tennessee Colony Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. R. J. Fletcher conducting the services. Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, three daughters, a sister, two half-brothers, 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Members of the Woodmen of the World were pallbearers.

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Samuel Johnson “Sam” Wilson
Dec 1, 1860 - Jun 28, 1944

SAMUEL J. WILSON DIED EARLY TODAY; RITES ON WEDNESDAY

Samuel Johnson Wilson, age 83 years, died at his home, 1520 West Tenth avenue early Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Dillard W. Thurman conducting the rites. Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Samuel Wilson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. B. Maxwell, Corsicana; Mrs. J. D. Blue, Corsicana, Mrs. Will Tramel, Kerens; a brother, Curtis Wilson, Kaufman; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

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Samuel J. Wilson Buried Wednesday At Prairie Point

Funeral rites for Samuel J. Wilson, age 83 years, who died at his home here Tuesday morning were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Dillard W. Thurman conducted the rites. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are a son, three daughters, a brother, eight grandchildren and other relatives.

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Minnie Mae (Cates) Gordon
Dec 30, 1883 - Jul 10, 1944

Mrs. Minnie Gordon Buried Wednesday At Prairie Point

Funeral rites for Mrs. Minnie Mae Gordon, age 60 years, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. D. R. McCauley conducting the services. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

Mrs. Gordon died here Monday afternoon.

Surviving are two sons, four sisters, two brothers, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. A. Patterson, L. C. Ross, J. B. Gordon, John Mangrum, John H. Bryant and C. H. Ferrell.

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