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Dewey Hobson Wood
Jul 3, 1898 - Oct 14, 1951

D. H. Wood Dies Sunday Morning

Dewey Hobson Wood, 53, Bethlehem Supply Company employe, 307 East First avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Sunday.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, H. M. Wood, Colgate, and Jimmie Wood, Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Josie Hagle, Corsicana, two grandchildren, two brothers, J. H. and B. A. Wood, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ard, Glendon and Mrs. Emma Ousley, Mt. Pleasant.

Pallbearers were T. H. Watford, Ed Bruce, Herman Stark, Ray Brown, M. O. Patterson and J. B. French.

Notes:
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 15, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ebbie Virginia (Bryant) Wood married Jan. 11, 1919; s/o Logan Peter Wood & Nancy Edith (Crabtree) Wood buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx.

Ebbie Virginia (Bryant) Wood
Jan 18, 1902 - Mar 25, 1963

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Wood

Funeral services for Mrs. D. H. Wood, 61, of Corsicana, native of Mertens, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning, will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Baptist minister, and Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church here. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Josie Hagle, Corsicana; two sons, Jimmy Wood, Corsicana, and Herman Wood, Oklahoma City; four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Wood and Mrs. Ethel Kirk, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Effie Spears, Brownsboro and Mrs. Lena Hayes, Waco; two brothers, George Bryant, Waco and Martin Bryant, Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Darwood Garrett, James Sykes, Jessie Bibb, Jr.; Leon Tackett, Curtis Wood and Dewey Scruggs.

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Lunie Pearl (Bryant) Wood
Oct 21, 1903 - Aug 18, 1963

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Wood

Mrs. J. H. Wood, 59, died early Monday at the family residence, 217 East First avenue, following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

A native of Mertens, Hill county, Mrs. Wood had resided in Navarro county 40 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louise Garrett, Corsicana; a son, J. C. Wood, Houston; two grandchildren, two brothers, George Bryant, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Kirk, Corsicana; Mrs. Lena Hayes, Waco, and Mrs. Effie Spears, Brownsboro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Leo Nichols, Curtis Wood, Harlin Wood, Jimmy Wood, James Sykes and Dewey Scruggs.

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James Harrison Wood
Mar 16, 1891 - May 29, 1963

Hold Services James H. Wood

Funeral services for James H. Wood, 72, retired state highway maintenance department employe, 217 East First avenue, were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Wood died at noon Wednesday in Memorial hospital.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Native of Hamburg, Tenn., he came to Navarro county, as a 16-year-old lad and resided at Dawson for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Garrett, Corsicana; a son, J. C. Wood, Houston; two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Ousley, Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Sarah Mauldin, Linden, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leon Tackett, Roy Brown, Spence Taylor, Tommy Martin, Millard Patterson and D. D. Peterson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 30, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lunie Pearl (Bryant) Wood; s/o Logan Peter Wood & Nancy Edith (Crabtree) Wood buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx.

Ben Atwell “Bennie” Wood
Feb 7, 1903 - Apr 18, 1962

Rites Thursday For Ben Wood

Funeral services for Ben A. Wood were held Thursday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, officiating. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Tennessee and long time Corsicana resident, Wood, 59, died Wednesday at his residence here following an extended illness.

He came to Texas at an early age and was retired employe of Miles furniture.

Surviving other than his widow, are two sons, Curtis and Harlis Wood, all of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Leo Nichols, Killeen; two grandchildren; one brother, Harrison Wood, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ousley and Mrs. Mauldin, both of Mt. Pleasant, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Baggett, David Williams, S. J. Miles, Basil Coe, Mickey Matthews and Ermel Charles.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 19, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lottie Bell (French) Wood s/o Logan Peter Wood & Nancy Edith (Crabtree) Wood buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Texas

Lottie Bell (French) Wood
Aug 16, 1899 - Sep 12, 1974

Mrs. Lottie Wood

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lottie Wood, 76, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Jack Goff and Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate with burial to be at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

She was a native of Texas, and lived in Corsicana 45 years, and was a member of the Baptist church.

Her husband B. A. Wood, preceded her in death April 18, 1962.

Survivors include a son, Harlis Wood of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Nichols of Killeen; two grandchildren, Mrs. Sheila Churchman of Killeen and Gordon Nichols of San Marcos; a great-grandson; four brothers, J. B. French and E. P. French, both of Corsicana, Bob French and Orvill French both of Sheraton, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Reed Tally of Corsicana and Mrs. Jack Stafford of Dallas.

Pallbearers include Luther Monds, E. V. Dechaume, R. O. Huggins, George Frost, H. B. Martin and Earl Helner.

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George Altis Robinson, Sr.
Aug 22, 1909 - Feb 11, 1971

Robinson Rites Set Saturday

Funeral services for George A. Robinson, 61, former Navarro County Constable, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Missionary Baptist Church, the Reverends Bruce Hibbitt and Harold Burns officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Robinson, who lived in Burleson, was a Johnson County deputy sheriff. He died Thursday when his patrol car hit a mule on State Highway 174 Cleburne.

Robinson, 61, was a native of Lone Cedar. He had lived in Burleson for one year. the body was transferred to Corsicana Thursday by Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Opal Robinson of Burleson; two sons, George A. Robinson, Jr., Ennis, and James V. Robinson, Wellborn; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Chandler, Eureka, and Mrs. Joe Robinson, Corsicana; four sisters, Irene Robinson, Blooming Grove, Mrs. Maicel Boyd and Mrs. Louie Springer, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Elsie Trice, DeSoto, Texas; one brother, Dee Robinson of Hillsboro; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be C. E. Williams, G. G. Jamison, W. E. Percival, Frank I. Leathers, Eddie King and Paul Chandler.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and the Burleson Police Department.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 12, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Opal Odessa (Mahone) Robinson married Jan. 13, 1932; s/o Vance Nathan Robinson & Martha Effie “Mattie” (Reed) Robinson buried in Rose Hill Cemetery

James L. Smith
Jan 22, 1874 - Jun 19, 1944

RITES SCHEDULED FOR JAMES L. SMITH

Funeral services for James L. Smith, age 70 years, who died at his home in the Pursley community Monday afternoon were scheduled for 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Robert F. Bristol will conduct the rites and burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Pursley; two daughters, Miss Ruby Smith, Pursley; Mrs. Leona Medaris, Pursley; two sons, Curtis Smith, Corsicana; Spencer Smith, Pursley; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Burget, Taylor; three brothers, John A. Smith, Comanche; G. M. Smith, Hendietta; P. E. Smith, Wichita Falls; two granddaughters and other relatives.

Woodmen of the World will have charge of the services at the grave and will furnish pallbearers.

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Addie Bee (Livingston) Brown
Feb 2, 1893 - Dec 1, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. H. C. BROWN

Funeral services for Mrs. H. C. Brown, 51, who died at her home in the Pursley community Friday will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn and Rev. Mr. Fisher.

Surviving are her husband, H. C. Brown, Pursley; a son, Calvin Brown, U. S. Marines; a daughter, Mrs. E. D. Snively, San Antonio; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Livingston, Decatur, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Polly Stroup, Mrs. Eva Stroup, Mrs. Verna Lindsey, all of Danville, Ala.; a brother, Percy Livingston, Decatur, Ala.; two grandchildren, Billy Ray Goodman, Pursley; Judy Brown, Austin and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. BROWN

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Brown, who died at her home in the Pursley community Friday were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn and Rev. Mr. Fisher, Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, H. C. Brown, Pursley; a son, Pfc. Calvin Brown, U. S. Marines; a daughter, Mrs. Corene Snivley, San Antonio; two grandchildren, Billy Ray Goodman, Pursley; Judy Brown, Austin; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Livingston, Decatur, Ala.; a brother, Percy Livingston, Decatur, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Polly Stroup, Mrs. Exa Stroup and Mrs. Verna Lindsey, all of Danville, Ala., and other relatives.

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James C. Cox
B&D Dec 7, 1944

Rites Held Friday For Infant Son Of Soldier and Wife

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cox were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. King, Montfort, and grandfather, J. M. Cox, Trinidad.

A. C. Cox, the father, is in the U. S. Army.

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Rufus Bunyan Bowman
Sep 14, 1892 - Feb 6, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE MONDAY FOR BUNYAN BOWMAN

Bunyan Bowman, age 51 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. N. Wyatt, at Malakoff Sunday night. Funeral services were held from the Missionary Baptist church here Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the pastor, Rev. Albert Meador, conducting the rites. Burial was in
Hamilton cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana all his life, Bowman was a well known carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. D. N. Wyatt, Malakoff; Mrs. R. H. Zoda, Illinois; a son, J. N. Bowman, Corsicana; a brother, R. A. Bowman, Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian McIlrath, Malakoff; Mrs. Henry Poulty, of Greenville, five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Kent, Elbert Percevial, Earl McGraw, Allen Edens, Jr., W. M. Spear, Ezra Burns, Joe Rehders, Sr., and C. O. Floyd.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Mon., Feb 7, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillie Myrtle (Taylor) Bowman-Tiner married Apr 27, 1913; s/o Rufus Marion Bowman and Mary (Mathison) Bowman buried in Payne Springs cemetery, Henderson county, Tx.

Lillie Myrtle (Taylor) Bowman-Tiner
Aug 31, 1898 - Sep 27, 1976

Mrs. Tiner

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Lillie Bowman Tiner, 78, of Corsicana who died Monday in the Evergreen Nursing Home. The Rev. David Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Tiner was a native of Navarro County and is survived by one son, Melvin Bowman, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Mary M. Wyatt, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maudie Phillips, Madisonville; her mother, Mrs. J. T. Taylor, Corsicana; three brothers, Johnie Taylor, Texarkana, Bill Taylor, Montana, and Bob Taylor, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. E. M. Dosser, Malakoff; Mrs. C. C. Godley, Dallas, and Mrs. M. M. White and Mrs. J. L. Taylor, Corsicana; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; three step-daughters and four step-sons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 28, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Rufus Bunyan Bowman married Apr. 27, 1913, 2nd husband unknown Tiner; d/o John Franklin Taylor & Lillie Myrtle (McDaniel) Taylor

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Mrs. Tiner

Services for Mrs. Lillie Bowman Tiner were held at 10 a.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Earl McGraw, George Chappell, Frank Leathers, Shelbert Percival, Emmett Dosser, and Roy Miller.

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Benjamin Franklin Estell
Nov 15, 1874 - Mar 15, 1944

B. F. ESTELL DIED THURSDAY MORNING; BURIAL SATURDAY

B. F. Estell, aged 68 years, died here Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will probably be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Meador and interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, Carroll Estell, Grapeland; Isaac Estell, Corsicana; Olin Estell, Sandwich, Ill.; Clyde Estell, Houston; Sgt. Ellis M. Estell, Fort Worth; four daughters, Miss Lorene Estell, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. E. A. Box, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Cora Skidmore, Grapeland; Mrs. Effie Sherrod, Grapeland; a step-son, Richard Thompson, Corsicana; a brother, George Estell, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Alice Cook, Houston; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 16, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ada Caldonia (Luce) Estell-Platt married Dec. 23, 1898 buried in Denson Cemetery, Grapeland, Tx; s/o W. D. Estell & Eliza L. (Hunter) Estell

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Rites Planned Late Saturday B. F. Estell

Funeral services for B. F. Estell, age 68 years, who died here Thursday, were scheduled Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. A. L. Meador conducted the rites and burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, four daughters, a step-son, a brother, a sister and other relatives.

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Thomas G. “Tom” Towns
1873 - Mar 16, 1944

THOMAS G. TOWNS LONG-TIME POWELL RESIDENT, IS DEAD

Thomas G. Towns, resident of Powell nearly half a century, died Thursday night in the Cotton Belt Hospital at Texarkana. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Robert F. Bristol conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Towns was station agent for the Cotton Belt Railroad at Powell for 45 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilson, Powell; Mrs. Frank Chester, Beaumont; a brother, Dr. J. R. Townsend, Livingston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. H. Hanks, J. O. Burke, J. A. Watson, John Christian, N. C. Pinkston and jack Morriss.

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Rites on Saturday Morning for Pioneer Powell Rail Agent

Funeral services for Thomas G. Towns, long-time resident of Powell, were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Robert F. Bristol conducted the rites and burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilson, Powell; Mrs. Frank Chester, Beaumont; a brother, Dr. J. R. Towns, Livingston and other relatives.

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Homer Francis Carver
B&D Aug 24, 1944

RITES FOR INFANT PLANNED THURSDAY; BURIAL IN HAMILTON

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Carver, Jr., Angus who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night are planned for 6 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Carver, Jr., Angus, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday are planned for 6 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Carver, 811 West Ninth avenue. Rev. Durward Geddie will conduct the rites and burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, three brothers, Angus; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Carver and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stallings, Corsicana.

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Elisha Clayton “Doc” Carver, Sr.
Aug 26, 1875 - Jul 14, 1957

E. C. (Doc) Carver Services Monday

Elijah C. (Doc) Carver, 81, native of Kentucky, retired farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning. He had resided in Navarro county, 44 years. He formerly was a resident of the Fortson ranch and later made his home in Angus for a number of years.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. O. B. Harrington, pastor of the Angus Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, James, Elijah and L. C. Carver, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Snowgren, Temple; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jeff Harwell, Jack Hagler, Rufus Pevehouse, Arthur Weeks, A. R. Cook, and Claude Patterson.

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Lillie (Bewley) Carver
Jan 14, 1892 - Feb 20, 1972

Mrs. Carver

Graveside services for Mrs. Lillie Carver, 80, of Temple, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hamilton cemetery with the Rev. Bill Grimes officiating.

Mrs. Carver died in Temple Sunday. She was a native of Kentucky and had lived in Temple for the past 11 years. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Corsicana.

Survivors include one daughters, Mrs. Jewel Snowgren of Temple; two sons, Elisha Carver and James Carver of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; two sisters, and three brothers who include Duck Bewley and Red Bewley, both of Corsicana.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Bertie Gertrude (White) Doolen
Oct 27, 1884 - Nov 26, 1969

Mrs. Doolen Rites Saturday

Mrs. J. S. (Bertie) Doolen, 85, a native of Navarro County, died Wednesday in Dallas. She had been a resident of Lancaster for the past several years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Sam Mohundro officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Pettijohn of Lancaster; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Emma Quarles of Dallas and Mrs. Eunice Kealy of Dallas; one brother, S. E. White of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Clint Fouty, Marvin White, Fred Robinson, Monty Bottoms, E. C. Madden, and Robert Kealy.

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Doolen Services

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Chapel for Mrs. J. S. Doolen who died Wednesday in Dallas. The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Mohundro, with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, four grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.

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James Stanley "Jim" Doolen
Aug 2, 1882 - Oct 27, 1947

JAS. S. DOOLEN IS FATALLY STRICKEN WITH HEART ATTACK

Jas. M. Doolen, aged 65 years, native of Navarro County, died at his home in the Angus community Monday morning at 5:30 o’clock. He was stricken with a heart attack about a month ago.

Doolen had resided in the Angus community practically all of his life. He was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Angus; a daughter, Miss Lorraine Doolen, Dallas; a brother, L. W. Doolen, Angus, and a number of other relatives.

Doolen was a member of the Richland Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent.

Pallbearers will be Marvin M. White, Jr.; James F. Doolen, Vernon Chambliss, Bill Pilkington, Ray Pilkington, Robert Kealy, Vincent Bottoms and Clint Fouty, all nephews.

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Rites Held Tuesday For James H. Doolen

Funeral Services for James H. Doolen, aged 65 years, native of Navarro County, who died at his home in the Angus community Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana District Methodist superintendent.

Surviving are his wife, Angus; a daughter, Miss Lorraine Doolen, Dallas; a brother, L. W. Doolen, Angus, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marvin M. White, Jr.; James F. Doolen, Vernon Chambliss, Bill Pilkington, Ray Pilkington, Robert Kealy, Vincent Bottoms and Clint Fouty, all nephews.

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William Andrew “Bill” Doolen
May 10, 1877 - Jul 26, 1946

W. A. Doolen Rites Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for W. A. Doolen, aged 69, native of Navarro county, who died in Houston Friday afternoon, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home chapel with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors are his wife of Houston, and two brothers, J. S. and L. W. Doolen of Angus. He has lived in Houston for the past 25 years.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 27, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Malinda Margaret "Linnie" (Donohoe) Doolen buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Houston, Tx; s/o Alfred Harmon Doolen & Malinda M (Young) Doolen

INFANT DAUGHTER Harris
B&D Mar 17, 1944

Rites Planned for Infant Late Friday

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Harris, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were scheduled for 5:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at Hamilton cemetery where interment will be made.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lena Harris and Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Seales, two brothers and four sisters.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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John Walter Tabb
Apr 12, 1871 - Dec 7, 1944

JOHN WALTER TABB DIED THURSDAY; BE BURIED ON SATURDAY

John Walter Tabb, 73, died at his home on the Chapman Ranch Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. W. O. Harmon will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, J. D. Tabb, Bay City; E. E. Tabb, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister Mrs. Annie Allen, Palacios, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 8, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Susan Olive (Hartsell) Tabb-Thornton 2nd wife Annie (unk) Tabb (she is listed in the Navarro county 1940 census) s/o Thaddeus Monroe Tabb & Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Broughton) Tabb

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Rites Held Saturday For John W. Tabb, Who Died Thursday

Funeral services for John Walter Tabb, 73, who died at his home on the Chapman Ranch Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. W. O. Harmon conducted the rites and interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

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

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Fannie (Gary) Wilson
Nov 18, 1879 - Jul 21, 1944

MRS. EDGAR WILSON DIED LAST NIGHT; RITES SATURDAY

Mrs. Edgar Wilson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. H. Nutt, 621 North Twelfth street, Thursday night. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. H. Baldridge conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. B. H. Nutt and Mrs. A. Ruth, both of Corsicana; a grandson, Edgar Wilson Nutt, U. S. Coast Guard, Boston; a granddaughter, Mrs. Frances Pierce, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. E. Whitten, W. P. Ruth, Graham Dickson, Frank Childers, Lee Brashear, Oscar Osborne.

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Rites Planned Late Saturday Afternoon Mrs. Edgar Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar Wilson, who died here Thursday night, are planned for 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. H. Baldridge conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, a grandson, a granddaughter, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. E. Whitten, W. P. Ruth, Graham Dickson, Frank Childers, Lee Brashear and Oscar Ashmore.

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Adolph Prince “Babe” Ruth
Feb 23, 1899 - Sep 28, 1971

A Ruth

Services were to be at 10 a.m. today in Griffin Chapel for A. (Babe) Ruth with burial planned for Hamilton cemetery.

Rev. W. H. Wilson of Eureka Methodist church was to officiate.

Ruth was born Feb. 23, 1899 and resided at Route 6, Corsicana.

He was an ex-professional baseball player. He played on the Corsicana team in the Texas Association and the Wichita Falls team in the Texas League. He was also manager of the Red Horse Team, a semi-professional team here.

He is survived by his widow, Marguerite; two brothers, Carl Ruth of Mexia; W. P. Ruth of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. M. E. Roman and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun -Thurs., Sep 30, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (This was written in his father’s obit -Adolph (Babe), one of the sons, was formerly a star pitcher for the Wichita Falls club of the Texas league, and later played with the organized baseball clubs of Corsicana in the Texas Association and Lone Star League, and also was an umpire in the Lone Star loop.)
    h/o Marguerite (Wilson) Ruth married Aug. 16, 1923 s/o Charles Ruth and Mattie Elizabeth (Byrd) Ruth buried at Grape Creek cemetery

LeRoy Abner Bennett
Dec 5, 1876 - May 16, 1944

LEROY A. BENNETT FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Leroy Abner Bennett, of Dawson, age 67 years, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon with Rev. W. T. Allman conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson, five sons, Marlin Bennett, Pickett; Troy Bennett, Victoria; Haskell Bennett, Pursley; Stanton Bennett, Houston; Beauford Bennett, Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. LaRue Jordan, Dawson; Mrs. Loneeta Sawyer, Dawson; three brothers, E. A. Bennett, Pickett; D. B. Bennett, Kerens; Earl Bennett, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Gardner, Preston Norwood, Frank Brannon, Melvin Jordan, Clyde Roloff and Bruce Sawyer.

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John Dee William Young
Sep 4, 1874 - May 29, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR JOHN YOUNG

Funeral services for John Young, age 71 years, who died at his home in Cameron Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. John Mills, Cameron, conducting the rites. Funeral was in Hamilton cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for many years, he moved to Cameron about five years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Tankersley Young, Cameron; a son, Richard Young, Cameron; a daughter, Mrs. H. S. Groves, Cameron; and other relatives, including three cousins. Albert Young, Edgar Young and Mrs. Guy Hamilton all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. B. Robinson, Edgar Young, Wes Redden, Jack Megarity, Jim Redden and Charles Floyd.

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Annie Mae (Tankersley) Young
Nov 29, 1875 - Feb 17, 1952

Mrs. May Young Services Tuesday

Mrs. May Young, 76, widow of the late John W. Young, formerly of Corsicana, died in Corpus Christi Sunday night according to information received by Mrs. N. C. Pinkston from her niece, Mrs. May Dale Grove of Corpus Christi.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. May Dale Groves, Corpus Christi; a son, Richard Young, Cameron; three grandchildren, two brothers, Spurgeon Tankersley, Richland, and Lloyd Tankersley, Kaufman; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Anderson, Jack Megarity, Bill King, Carl Mirus, Walter Hayes and J. S. Murchison.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Young

Rites for Mrs. May Young, 76, who died in Corpus Christi Sunday night, were held from the McCammon Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The services were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Young, the widow of the late John W. Young, resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dale Groves, Corpus Christi; a son, Richard Young, Cameron; three grandchildren, two brothers, Spurgeon Tankersley, Richland and Lloyd Tankersley, Kaufman; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Anderson, Jack Megarity, Bill King, Carl Mirus, Walter Hayes and J. S. Murchison.

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Hubert Altus Middleton
Aug 23, 1938 - Jan 12, 1944

Rites On Friday For Little Boy Who Died Wednesday

Funeral services for Hubert A. Middleton, age 5 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon were held at the State Home chapel Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Dillard W. Thurman, Church of Christ minister, conducted the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Middleton, a brother, two sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were students of the State Home.

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HUBERT MIDDLETON DIED WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Hubert A. Middleton, five and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Middleton, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at the State Home chapel Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and will be conducted by Dillard W. Thurman, Church of Christ minister. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Middleton, Corsicana; a brother, William R. Middleton, Jr.; two sisters, Frances and Donna Middleton, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. J. C. Middleton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

His father is an employee of the State Home.

Pallbearers will be James Freeman, Charles Ausley, Dillard Rawls, Dwaine Gregory, Weldon Smith and Billy Smith, all residents of the State Home.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Frances Marie (Waller) Middleton
Sep 11, 1925 - Nov 12, 1963

Mrs. Middleton Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Marie Middleton, 38, who died in John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Tuesday night as a result of burns suffered September 28, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Middleton was a life-long resident of Corsicana. She was critically burned when fire believed caused from a gas leak and explosion from a hot water heater destroyed the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Waller, 346 Mamie avenue. She was a patient in Memorial hospital for some time before being transferred to Galveston.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Marie Middleton, parents, three sisters, Mrs. Louise Freeman, Mrs. Doris Jean Langston and Mrs. Gladys Belle Bassham, all of Corsicana; eight brothers, Vernon Lee Waller, Dallas; Billy Ray Waller, Corsicana; Franklin and Thomas Edward Waller, both of Dallas; Arthur Neal Waller, Waco; Ernest Earl and Willie Joe Waller, both of Snyder, and Charles Kenneth Waller, Germany, and other relatives.

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Patsy Jean (Williams) Middleton
Aug 16, 1945 - Jun 23, 1964

Mrs. Middleton Dies In Dallas

Mrs. J. Hugh Middleton, 19, of 208 East Fourteenth avenue, died in the Methodist Hospital in Dallas Tuesday night following a 12-day illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal church of God; Rev. David Williams, Northside Assembly of God, and Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Melissa Annette; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Williams, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Stevie Ray Williams, Middletown, Pa., and Donald Edward Williams; a sister, Kathy Ann Williams; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Lee Bibb and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Williams, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. L. Hanna, E. E. Wright, J. W. Easley, L. A. Douglas, O. O. Miles and Fred Carnell.

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Garry Curtis Blackmon
Dec 10, 1943 - Feb 22, 1944

Rites for Baby Planned Saturday At Local Chapel

Funeral services for Garry Curtis Blackmon, two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Blackmon, who died here Tuesday morning will be held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents and other relatives.

The funeral was delayed awaiting the arrival of the father who is in the U. S. Navy and stationed at San Diego, Cal.

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Rites on Saturday Afternoon for Baby

Funeral rites were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock for Curtis Blackmon, age two months. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the services and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents and other relatives.

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Larry Edward Blackmon
Jun 2, 1948 - Sep 12, 1950

Larry Blackman Rites Wednesday

Larry E. Blackman, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Blackman of 1508 West 12th Avenue, Corsicana, died shortly after noon Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley chapel here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Blackman, and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Tapley, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Larry Blackman Services Held

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Corley chapel here for Larry Blackman, 2, who died Tuesday at his home, 1508 West 12th Ave.

Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Blackman of Corsicana; grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Blackman, and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Tapley, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Herschel Blackman, Hoyt Blackman, Charley Blackman and Lesser Blackman.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Dannie Earl Piearce
Aug 15, 1943 - Feb 13, 1944

LITTLE CHILD DIED MONDAY MORNING IN CORSICANA HOSPITAL

Dannie Earl Pierce, age 6 months, died Monday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but probably be held Tuesday afternoon with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Piearce, Corsicana; a brother, C. A. Piearce, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Piearce, Sr., Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McKey, Pickett, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Rites For Baby Boy Will Be Held on Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Dannie Earl, six-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Piearce, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Hamilton cemetery, where interment will be made.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, grandparents and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Delia Ann (Spurlock) Murphy
Jun 17, 1866 - Apr 18, 1944

Mrs. R. J. Murphy Buried at Hamilton Cemetery Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. R. J. Murphy, who died at her home on Corsicana Route 1, Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Cauble.

Surviving re five sons, three daughters, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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James Robert Murphy
May 1, 1867 - Mar 8, 1944

JAMES R. MURPHY DIED OAK VALLEY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Funeral services for James R. Murphy, age 76 years, who died at his residence in the Oak Valley community Wednesday night, were held at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. Mr. McCall conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife, Oak Valley; five sons, M. L. Murphy, Richland; J. D. Murphy, Oak Valley; H. L. Murphy, Richland; H. C. Murphy, Pickett; G. W. Murphy, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. B. Poteet, Corsicana; Mrs. A. J. Tarwater, Fort Worth; Mrs. W. M. Murphy, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Cassie Edwin Smith
Dec 22, 1940 - Oct 13, 1944

CASSIE E. SMITH LITTLE BOY, DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Cassie E. Smith, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Smith died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock and interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Smith, Corsicana; a brother Drew Smith, two sisters, Leona and Ruby Lee Smith, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Smith, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Burton, Kilgore and other relatives.

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Rites For Little Boy On Saturday

Funeral services for Cassie E. Smith, age 4 years, who died here Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. E. Inlow conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, two sisters, grandparents and other relatives.

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Rodica Caroline (Jordan) Brown
Mar 15, 1873 - Jan 19, 1944

MRS. W. E. BROWN DIED NEAR BARRY

Mrs. W. E. Brown, age 71 years, long-time resident of Pickett, died near Barry Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, W. E. Brown, Pickett; four sons, Oscar Brown, Fort Worth; Joe Brown, Barry; Sid Brown, Dallas; Preston Brown, Corsicana; several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. C. B. Morrow, Kaufman, and a brother, Sid Jordan, Dallas.

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Rites on Thursday For Mrs. W. E. Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Brown, age 71 years, who died near Barry Wednesday morning were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. W. T. Allmon conducted the rites and interment was in
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, a sister, a brother and several grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 20, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Edward Brown married Feb. 29, 1908; d/o Joseph Duncan “Joe” Jordan & Elizabeth Priscilla (Smith) Jordan

George Harris Love
Jan 29, 1864 - Nov 5, 1944

GEORGE H. LOVE FORMER CORSICANAN, DIED IN DENTON

George H. Love, 81, former pioneer resident of Corsicana died in Denton Sunday night. Funeral services will be conducted from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk pastor of the First Methodist church. Mr. Love had been a Methodist all his life.

A native of Tennessee, the son of the late J. R. and Harriett Eliza Love, he came to Corsicana with his parents in 1871 and resided in this area until he moved to Denton in 1937.

Surviving are his wife of Denton; two sons, Wm. W. Love, Corsicana, and Malcolm Love, Denton; a daughter, Mrs. Jack L. Hubbard, Dallas; a grandson, Richard B. Love, Corsicana; a brother, Sam P. Love, Corsicana; six sisters, Miss Flora Love, Tyler; Mrs. J. S. Daniel, Corsicana; Mrs. H. C. Pasley, Tyler; Mrs. S. M. Weaver, Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Champion, Lockhart, and Mrs. J. M. Grant, Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Guy Love, Fred Wilson, Earl Smalling, Joseph Daniel, Oakley Love, A. R. Lewis and Roy Peebles.

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Noma Jean (Martin) Sanders
Jun 10, 1934 - Jul 6, 2019

Noma Jean Sanders was born to Bessie Spain Martin and Robert Martin on June 10, 1934. She passed away on Saturday July 6, 2019.

Jean was a long time resident of Navarro County. Jean is precede in death by her parents, her sister Sue, her husband Roy Sanders, and her son Tony Sanders.

She is survived by her sisters Pattie Joyner and Kathy Spade, and dear cousins Marcus and Tammy Reed and their daughter Addison. She is also survived by her special friends Jo Herring and Lynn Short.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Frost Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.com
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., July 8, 2019
Submitted by Karen Rost

Notes:

  • w/o William Roy Sanders; d/o Robert L. Martin & Bessie Ray (Spain) Martin
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Josephine (Easley) Waller
Dec 7, 1932 - Jul 7, 2019

Josephine Waller, 86 of Corsicana passed away July 7, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday July 10, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church with funeral service following at 1 p.m. with Larry Talbert officiating.

Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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John Mack Fortner
May 19, 1941 - Jun 9, 2019

John Fortner of Huntsville, Texas passed away peacefully on June 9, 2019 at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Fortner, a daughter and son-in-law, Gayla and Scott Cook of Huntsville, and a son and daughter-in-law, John and Andrea Fortner, of Charlotte, NC. He was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren: Shayne, Levi, Kenley, Amara, and Maryn Cook and Luke and Joel Fortner. He is further survived by his brother, Glenn Fortner of Grand Junction, CO, as well as many dearly loved cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. He will be fondly remembered by friends, family and countless former students as a loving family man, a great outdoorsman who was a charter member and first President of the Texas Outdoor Education Association, instructor in the Texas Outdoor Leadership School, Camp Director and instructor for the American Wilderness Leadership School, Education Director for Safari Club International, Executive Director for Dallas Safari Club, Camp Director and instructor for Camp of the Rising Sun for special needs children, distinguished educator and coach who served in Fort Stockton ISD, Corsicana ISD, Corsicana Christian Academy, Goodrich ISD and Huntsville ISD, and HEAP Director for 17 summers.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 6th at 1:00 pm at University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville. In lieu of flowers, if desired, please make donations in John's honor to the Parkinson's Foundation or St. Jude's Children's hospital.

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Rodney Dale Bonner
Dec 18, 1958 - Jul 3, 2019

Rodney Dale Bonner, of Corsicana, passed away at home on Wednesday evening July 3, 2019 at the age of 60. He was born in Corsicana on December 18, 1958 to Donald Andrew Bonner and Glenda Sue Minor Bonner. He was a welding contractor and also raised hay. He attended the Cowboy Church of Corsicana. Rodney grew up on the family farm with agriculture. He always said when asked what he wanted to do and he answered "be a cowboy". He influenced many young men in his life with work ethic and direction.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son Heath Skinner. Rodney is survived by his wife Kathy. Children; Josh and wife Crystal, Becky and husband Michael, Matthew, Dale and wife Gabby, Lacie and husband Kenton, Jaime and Zachary. Grandchildren; Rex, Acie, Matthew, Gus, Raelyn, Heath, Rylan, Kensley, Kutter, Trey and Christina. He is also survived by numerous other family members and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, July 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Derek Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Campbell- Elrod Cemetery with Charky Marquis officiating. Pallbearers will be Josh, Matthew, Dale, Michael, Kenton and Toby. Heath Skinner is honorary pallbearer.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Griffin -Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 5, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Belinda Kay (Armstrong) Bonner & Tammy Kathaleen "Kathy" (Donaho) Bonner; s/o Donald Andrew Bonner & Glenda Sue (Minor) Bonner

Johnny Carroll Seaton
Jan 31, 1936 - Apr 1, 2019

Johnny Seaton, 83, of Barry passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.

Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Eli J. Redden
Oct 11, 1855 - Dec 30, 1943

E. J. REDDEN DIED THURSDAY; RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for E. J. Reddin, age 89 years, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Hart, 715 West Tenth Avenue Thursday afternoon, were planned for 5 o’clock Friday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Revs. A. L. Meador and R, L. Cauble conducted the rites and interment was in Zions Rest cemetery.

Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Exa Hendricks, Walnut Springs; Mrs. Oma Leslie, Lakeview; Mrs. Callie Ragsdale, Mexia, and other relatives.

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Edwin Harvey “Ed” Puckett
Oct 15, 1897 - Jul 9, 1944

Rites Held Tuesday For Edwin Puckett; Burial Zion’s Rest

Funeral rites for Edwin Puckett, age 46 years, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Capt. Hoyt Smith conducting the rites. Burial was in Zion's Rest cemetery.

Surviving are a brother and other relatives.

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Annie Faye DeChaume
Aug 27, 1943 - May 10, 1944

Rites Held Thursday Afternoon For Baby; Burial Zion’s Rest

Funeral services for Annie Faye DeChaume, nine months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. DeChaume, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Zion's Rest cemetery. Rev. R. E. Cauble conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, four brothers, a sister and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William Dubart White
Dec 2, 1933 - Sep 9, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES WILLIAM D. WHITE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for William D. White, age 10 years, who died Saturday at Abilene, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted White, 403 West Eleventh avenue. Burial was in the Zion's Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers Lowell Raymond and Rufus White, Corsicana; three sisters, Minnie Mary, Dolores Jane and Wanda June White, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Amantha Yudalda (Stevenson) Ward
Aug 28, 1860 - Jul 5, 1944

MRS. AMANTHA WARD DIED IN ALPINE; BE BURIED AT RICHLAND

Mrs. Amantha Ward, age 83, widow of the late S. G. Ward, died Wednesday morning in Alpine while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Gilmer Morriss. The body is being returned here for interment at Richland. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will probably be held sometime Friday.

Mrs. Ward was a native of Alabama but came to Texas when she was 12 years old. She had resided at Richland since 1900.

Surviving are a son, Ed Ward, Streetman; four daughters, Mrs. C. D. Gilbert, Dallas; Mrs. Tom Green, Richland; Mrs. Gilmer Morriss, Alpine; Mrs. Q. W. Abbington, Cross City, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements.

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Rites Planned Late Friday For Aged Richland Woman

Funeral rites for Mrs. Amanda Ward, age 83 years, who died Wednesday while visiting a daughter in Alpine were planned for Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock from her residence in Richland. Interment was in Richland cemetery.

Surviving are a son, four daughters, 13, grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Dorothy Erlene Bowman
May 19, 1935 - Apr 18, 1944

Funeral Services For Dorothy Bowman Held ON Wednesday

Funeral services for Dorothy Bowman, age nine years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bowman of Richland, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning, were held from the Baptist church at Richland Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Durward Geddie conducted the rites and interment was in Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, three sisters, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Jessie Lee Segovia
B&D Jun 24, 1944

Jesse Lee Segovia, Infant, Died Local Hospital Saturday

Jessie Lee , infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Segovia, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Richland cemetery, where interment will be made.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Corley, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. J. Segovia, California, and other relatives. The father of the infant is in the U. S. Armed services.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun 24, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Jesus Maria “Jessie” Segovia & Agnes Elizabeth (Corley) Segovia buried in Cotulla West Cemetery, La Salle, Tx.

Mary Jane (Crawford) Straughn
Sep 25, 1865 - Jun 4, 1944

Funeral Services For Mrs. M. J. Straughn Held At Richland

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Straughn, aged 78 years, who died at the family residence in Angus Saturday night, were held at Richland Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Richland Cemetery. She was the wife of W. S. Straughn of Angus.

Burleson Funeral Home of Wortham directed.

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Louis Washington Hendon
Apr 12, 1869 - Dec 2, 1944

L. W. HENDON DIED SUDDENLY TODAY AT RICHLAND HOME

L. W. Hendon, 76, died suddenly at Richland Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church in Richland with Rev. L. O. Holloway conducting the rites. Burial will be in Richland cemetery.

He had been a resident of Richland for 36 years and was well known over the county.

Surviving are his wife, Richland; a son, Walter Hendon, Richland; three daughters, Mrs. S. M. Boykin, Mineral Wells; Mrs. D. J. Smelley, Talco; Mrs. J. R. Swink, Seven Sisters, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Gracie Lasiter, Naches; Mrs. J. R. Oliver, Palestine; Mrs. Bolen Bond, Mexia, seven grandchildren, one of whom is Lieut. Walter L. Hendon, who has been in the South Pacific area about three years, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 2, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Georgia Ann “Annie” (Oliver) Hendon married Jan. 14, 1892 s/o Benjamin Norris “Ben” Hendon, Jr. and Lucinda Rebecca “Lou” (Perdue) Hendon

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RITES MONDAY FOR L. W. HENDON FROM RICHLAND CHURCH

Funeral services for L. W. Hendon, 76, who died suddenly Saturday at Richland, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church at Richland. Rev. L. O. Calloway conducted the rites and interment was in Richland cemetery.

He had been a resident of Richland for 36 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, three daughters, three sisters, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Ada Lillian (Mitchell) Williams
Apr 11, 1872 - May 11, 1943

MRS. ADA WILLIAMS BURIED WEDNESDAY RICHLAND CEMETERY

Mrs. Ada L. Williams, age 71 years, died May 11 at the home of her brother, Mack Mitchell, Currie. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. from the Richland Baptist church and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Bohanan, Kaufman, former pastor and Rev. Mr. Bettis, pastor of the church. Burial was in Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Williams lived in Leon county until 1898 when she and her late husband, Henry L. Williams moved to Navarro county, settling near Richland. She and her husband were charter members of the Richland Baptist church and both remained active until their deaths.

Surviving are her brother, Mack Mitchell, Currie; three sisters, Mrs. T. J. Wheeler, Overton; Mrs. T. B. Laird, Houston and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Noble Tyner, E. B. Boone, Louie White, Odis Williams, Peter Williams and Joe Pope.

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Redrick Jackson Carter
Mar 15, 1876 - Oct 26, 1943

RITES ON WEDNESDAY FOR R. J. CARTER; BURIAL AT RICHLAND

Funeral services for R. J. Carter, age 68 years, who died at his home here Tuesday morning were held from the residence, 808 South Fifteenth street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. A. A. Peacock conducted the rites and burial was in Richland cemetery.

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

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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James Gilbert Madewell
Dec 26, 1879 - Jan 15, 1943

RICHLAND MAN WAS KILLED BY TRAIN EARLY FRIDAY NIGHT

Funeral services for James Gilbert Madewell, age 63 years, who was reported killed when struck by a southbound Southern Pacific freight train at Richland Friday night about 7 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon from the First Methodist Church in Richland. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Mr. Madewell had been a resident of Richland about 35 years. He served as constable there several terms and took an active interest in the affairs of the community.

Surviving are his wife, Richland; two sons, Joe and David Madewell, Kilgore; seven daughters, Mrs. B. Cleer, Commanche, Okla.; Mrs. William Carson, Kilgore; Mrs. C. C. Buckalew, Dallas; Mrs. R. G. Coburn, Dallas; Mrs. Gene Clevenger, Stockton, Calif.; Miss Alice Madewell, Austin; Miss Mary Madewell, Richland; nine brothers, J. W. Madewell, Richland; A. T. Madewell, Richland; H. C. Madewell, Waco; J. H. Madewell, Waco; J. T. Madewell, Palestine; D. E. Madewell, Palestine; S. L. Madewell, Ennis; E. E. Madewell, Freer; A. G. Madewell, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Rogers, Palestine; Mrs. Sue Griggers, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Mr. Madewell was struck at a railroad crossing in the city of Richland as he attempted to cross the tracks, according to reports received in Corsicana.

R. H. Gregory, justice of the peace at Richland, conducted an investigation and returned a verdict of “accidental death by being struck by a freight train,” he stated Saturday afternoon.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan. 16, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Minnie Jane (Brown) Madewell 2nd wife Opal Lee (Arnold) Madewell married Mar 29, 1928; s/o Allison Woodville Madewell & Sarah Alonzia Elizabeth (Rogers) Madewell

Bert Elias Hayes
May 13, 1871 - Mar 10, 1944

BERT HAYES DIES IN ENNIS; WILL BE BURIED RICHLAND

ENNIS, March 11—Bert Hayes, aged 72 years, retired farmer, died at his home here Friday morning following an illness of three weeks.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the First Baptist church here with burial at Richland, Navarro county, Texas.

A native of Mississippi, Hayes came to Richland as a young man and resided in Wortham before moving to Ennis 16 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Ennis, three sons, Chester Hayes, Ennis; Jodie Hayes, Dallas and Ira Boyd Hayes, U. S. Navy, Charleston, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Grover Smith, Garland; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers, Jim Hayes, Corsicana and Singleton Hayes, Kirvin.

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James Thomas McGee, Jr.
Dec 19, 1919 - Mar 26, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES AT RICHLAND MONDAY FOR J. T. M’GEE, JR.

Funeral services for J. T. McGee, Jr., age 25 years, who died in a hospital at Conroe Sunday, were held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Baptist Church at Richland with Rev. W. K. McGuire conducting the rites. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his father, J. T. McGee, Conroe; two brothers, Elmer McGee, Orange; Alvie McGee, with the U. S. armed forces in foreign service; a sister, Mrs. Reta Bartlett, Conroe and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 27, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (monument says Robert J. T. McGee—Death certificate says J. T. McGee, Jr.) s/o James Thomas McGee, Sr. & Annie Eliza (Mayo) McGee

Walter Lawrence “Jack” McClendon
Dec 10, 1893 - Oct 22, 1944

WALTER M’CLENDON DIED AT KILLEEN; BURIAL RICHLAND

Walter L. McLendon, veteran of World War I, died Sunday at Kileen.

Funeral services will be at 3 o’clock Tuesday afterternoon from the Baptist church at Richland, with Rev. Mr. Holloway conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Richland; a son, Coy Wayne McClendon, U. S. Navy; two brothers, E. W. McClendon, Paducah; Roy McClendon, Estelline; three sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Hendon, Boyd Carter, Louis White, Tyree Winstead, Neal Brown, Sr., and Guy Lansford.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 23, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Pvt. Co. 312 Q.M.C.A.E.F. France
  • h/o Nola Ethel (Washer) McClendon; s/o William Henry McClendon buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Paducah, Tx. & Nola Ethel (Washer) McClendon

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FUNERAL SERVICES WALTER M’CLENDON HELD AT RICHLAND

Funeral services for Walter L. McClendon, who died Sunday in Killeen, are held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church at Richland, with Rev. Mr. Holloway conducting the rites. Burial was in Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Richland, a son, Coy Wayne McClendon, U. S. Navy; two brothers, E. W. McClendon, Paducah; Roy McClendon, Estelline; three sisters, Mrs. Ila Frances, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Bessie Cantrell, Spring Lake; Mrs. Essie Miller, Richland, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Carl W. Goggans
B&D Jul 23, 1944

CARL S. GROGGANS, INFANT SON SOLDIER AND WIFE BE BURIED

Funeral rites for Carl S. Groggans, infant son of Corpl. And Mrs. Lacy L. Groggans, who died at the Navarro Clinic, were planned for Monday afternoon at 6:30 from the residence of Mrs. W. P. Pond at Richland, with interment in the Richland cemetery. Rev. Mr. Morgan will conduct the services.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Thomas Lacy Groggans, Richland; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George T. McLendon, Richland; Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Groggans, Houston, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Hilda Mae (McClendon) Goggans
Nov 24, 1922 - Feb 27, 2007

Hila Mae Goggans, age 84, of Wortham, Texas and formerly of Beeville, Texas passed away Feb. 27, 2007 at Cartmell Home for Aged in Palestine, Texas. Burial was in Richland Cemetery under the direction of Porter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Goggans was born Nov. 24, 1922 in Richland, Texas to George and Elizabeth McClendon. She graduated valedictorian of her senior class and went on to be a beauty operator. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church Wortham.

She was survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas L. and Carol Goggans; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Scott Calkins; grandson, Matthew Thomas Goggans and wife, Heidi; granddaughters, Lacey Stevenson and husband Bryan, Leigh Ann Calkins, Allison K. Calkins, and Meridith Calkins; great grandson, Cooper Thomas Goggans; great granddaughter, Rilee Elizabeth Goggans; special nephew, Deke McClendon.

Notes:

  • Palestine Herald-Press Mar 1, 2007
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lacy Lamar Goggans married May 31, 1941; d/o George Thomas McClendon & Martha Elizabeth (Lauderdale) McClendon

Malley/Mallie Marvin Goggans
Oct 6, 1893 - Sep 21, 1970

M. M. Goggans Dies Today

Mallie Marvin Goggans, 76, Richland, died early Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Baptist Church with burial in the Richland Cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home will conduct.

He is survived by three sons, Gerald Goggans, Corsicana, Lacy Goggans, Beeville, and Ralph Goggans, Kennedale; nine grandchildren; one brother, B. B. Goggans, Edgewood, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Welch, Wills Point; Mrs. Linnie Dodson, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Bessie Phillips, Terrell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Goggans Rites

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mallie Marvin Goggans, 76, Richland, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Walter Goodnight officiated. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were W. D. Gunn, C. J. Gunn, J. H. Wigley, E. D. Griffin, W. H. Hargrove and G. H. Campbell.

Surviving are three sons, nine grandchildren, one brother, three sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Georgia Ann “Annie” (Oliver) Hendon
Oct 31, 1876 - Sep 27, 1963

Hold Services For Mrs. Hendon

Final rites for Mrs. Georgia Ann Hendon

Final rites for Mrs. Georgia Ann Hendon, 86, of Richland were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. a. T. Ilseng, Dallas, former pastor of the Richland Church, and Rev. James Crowley, pastor.

Mrs. Hendon, a long-time Richland resident, died Friday in the Navarro Clinic.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. D. J. Smelley, Richland; Mrs. S. N. Boykin, Grapeland, and Mrs. J. R. Swink, Seven Sisters, Texas; a half-sister, Mrs. Beulah McDonald, Frankston; a half-brother, Leonard Oliver, Mabank; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wilburn Buchannon, Guy Campbell, R. R. Fleming, W. M. McCord, Bill Armstrong and B. K. Abbie.

McCammon directed.

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Walter Lee Hendon, Sr.
Jan 10, 1897 - May 22, 1963

Friday Rites W. L. Hendon, Sr.

Final rites for Walter Lee Hendon, Sr. 66, of Richland, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday, will be held from the First Baptist church in Richland Friday at 2 p.m.

The services will be conducted by Rev. James Crowley, pastor, assisted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Richland Methodist church, and Rev. A. T. Ilseng, Dallas, former pastor of the Richland Baptist church.

Hendon had been rural mail carried out of the Richland post office for 45 years.

Surviving are his wife of Richland, a son, Walter Lee Hendon, Jr., Freeport; a daughter, Mrs. Beth Stokes, Clarkesville, Tenn.; a grandson, Bill Stokes, Clarkesville; two granddaughters, Lynn Stokes, Clarkesville, and Kerry Hendon, Freeport; mother, Mrs. L. W. Hendon, Richland; three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Smelley, Richland; Mrs. Lyn Boykin, Grapeland, and Mrs. Winnie Swink, Freer, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Doyle Anderson, A. Neal Brown, Bill Armstrong, R. R. Fleming, James McDonald, Guy Campbell, B. K. Abbie and James Goolsby.

Griffin will direct.

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Kathleen (Flaniken) Hendon
Jan 3, 1917 - May 21, 2006
 

Kathleen Flaniken Hendon was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Rogers, Texas, and passed away peacefully Sunday evening, May 21, 2006, at her home in Midland.

Kathleen graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She worked for The Dow Chemical Co. in Freeport, Texas. Kathleen moved with her husband, Walter Lee Hendon to Strongsville, Ohio in 1976, and to Midland in 1998. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years in 1999; her parents, Texas R. Flaniken and Anna Glasscock; and six siblings, Hubert, Robert, Gladys, Wilda, Beveroly and Tex and their spouses.

Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Kerry (Colin K. "Kelly") Buell of Midland; grandchildren, Hunter Lee Hughes of Los Angeles, Calif., and J. Parker Buell, Baton Rouge, La.; and 12 nieces and nephews. Kathleen stated her only claim to fame is MY FAMILY. Her church life was as a lifetime Methodist.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Methodist Church, 1600 W. Broad, Box 873, Freeport, TX, 77541 or Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network, P.O. Box 2521, Midland, MI 48641.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 26, 2006, at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.

Notes:

  • Published in Midland Daily News on May 24, 2006
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Richland cemetery
  • w/o Walter Lee Hendon, Jr; d/o Texas Reginald Flaniken & Anna (Glasscock) Flaniken buried Val Verde Cemetery, Val Verde, Tx.

Billy Jay Carter
Jul 4, 1908 - Oct 2, 1944

BILLY JAY CARTER DIED EARLY MONDAY; RITES ON TUESDAY

Billy Jay Carter, age 36 years, died early Monday morning at 808 South Fifteenth street and funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. J. H. Baldridge and A. A. Peacock will conduct the rites and interment will be in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. R. J. Carter, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. T. O. Farmer, Corsicana, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Millard Farmer, R. C. Farmer, J. E. Farmer, Ezra Burns, L. L. Berryhill and Woodrow Easley.

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Ada (Patterson) Nowell
Aug 15, 1892 - Nov 1, 1944

Waxahachie Woman Buried In Hamilton Cemetery on Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Nowell, who died in Waxahachie Thursday were held there Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Clara K. (Marable) Hughes
Feb 24, 1884 - Nov 3, 1944

MRS. C. K. HUGHES DIED HERE FRIDAY; FUNERAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Clara K. Hughes, 60, died early Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Alston, 307 1-2 South Fifteenth street. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. D. R. McCauley will conduct the rites and interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a son, E. R. Hughes, Jr., El Paso; a daughter, Mrs. Dan Aston, Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. M. M. Marable, Slaton; s sister, Mrs. J. F. Morrell, Slaton; a brother, Earl Marable, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 3, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/ o Edwin Roy Hughes, Sr. d/o Mathan M. Marable buried Mt. Vernon, Texas and Cornelia (Phelps) Marable buried Englewood cemetery, Slaton, Texas

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RITES PLANNED ON SUNDAY FTERNOON FOR MRS. HUGHES

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Hughes, 60 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Aston here Friday morning, will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Rev. D. R. McCauley will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a son, a daughter, her mother, a sister, a brother, five grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. V. Heflin, J. H. Washburn, A. J. Howard, Harry Pollock, G. H. Ferrell and Charles Gray.

Notes:

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Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon Mrs. Clara Hughes

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Hughes, age 60 years, who died here Friday morning, were held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Rev. D. R. McCauley conducted the rites and interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a son, a daughter, her mother, a sister, a brother, and other relatives.

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Hattie Evelyn (Franks) Brown-Northcutt
Feb 5, 1906 - Dec 17, 1944

WACO RESIDENT TO BE BURIED HERE ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Evelyn Northcutt died at her home in Waco Sunday and funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Edward Brown, U. S. Army, Bill Merle Brown, U. S. Navy; a daughter, Ruby Louise Northcutt, Waco; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Franks, Rice; four brothers, Will Franks, Corsicana; Vernon Franks, U. S. Navy, California; Maurice Franks, U. S. Army, McCloskey General Hospital; Roland Franks, U. S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Leach, Rice; Mrs. Nannie L. Hughes, Bryan; a grandson, Edward Eugene Brown and other relatives.

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Rites Held For Waco Woman Here Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Northcutt, Waco, who died Sunday from injuries received in an automobile accident near Hillsboro Saturday night, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. Surviving are two sons, a daughter, her parents, four brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 19, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Sid Buster Brown 2nd husband Oscar Hugh Northcutt (Divorced); d/o James Calvin “Jimmy” Franks & Willie Adeline (Gage) Franks

Charles Ray Bamburg
Jun 16, 1944 - Jun 18, 1944

Baby Died Sunday In Local Hospital; Buried on Monday

Funeral services for Charles Ray, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Bamberg, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Billy Bamberg, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bamberg, and Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Smith, Corsicana.

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Peggy Joan Teague
Aug 5, 1936 - Mar 10, 1944

LITTLE GIRL DIED HERE LAST NIGHT; BURIAL ON SATURDAY

Peggy Joan Teague, age eight years, died Thursday night at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Derwood Geddie will conduct the rites.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Teague, Corsicana; a brother, William Teague, Corsicana; grandfather, W. A. Teague, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. W. E. Monroe, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Russell Lowell "Tubby" Knight
Sep 7, 1913 - Mar 5, 1991

Russell Lowell Tubby" Knight, 77, of Austin, died March 5, 1991, in Austin.

Services were 10 a.m. Thursday in Colonial Chapel at Cook-Walden Funeral Home with Phil Ware officiating. Burial was in Austin Memorial Park.

He was born Sept. 7, 1913, in Navarro. He was operations manager for Gulf Oil Company, where he worked for 38 years. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Vercie Knight of Austin; one sister, Imogene Thompson of Dallas; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers were: Russell Knight, Richard Knight, Sam Harvard, Don Fisher, Dale Fisher, James Huffman, Calvin B. Smith, Noel Ray Knight, David Westmoreland, Dr. Robert Burlingame, Dr. Reg Westmoreland and Mike Cain.

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James A. Phillips

Mar 2, 1991

James A. Phillips, 52, of Corsicana, died March 2, 1991 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at Kosse Cemetery in Kosse, Texas.

Survivors include a mother, Elmora Gibson of Corsicana; one son, Bobby Charles Wilson of Corsicana; one daughter, Mary ann Price of Houston; three grandchildren; several sisters and brothers and other relatives.

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Mary Lee (Smith) Allred
Mar 9, 1907 - Feb 28, 1991

Mrs. Mary Lee Allred, 83, of Corsicana, died Feb. 28, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

She was born March 9, 1907, in Cherokee County and had lived in Corsicana for 65 years. She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Allred, in 1967.

She is survived by one son, Preston Don Allred of Corsicana; one daughter, Letha Jo Fornes of Corsicana; one grandson, Michael Don Allred of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Diane McConald of Ovilla, and Cayla Childress of Corsicana; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Newhews will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 1, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the Collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • w/o Willie Preston Allred; d/o Thomas Henry Smith & Caroline (Bolton) Parks-Smith

Thomas Allen Adams
Nov 11, 1934 - Mar 8, 1991

Thomas Allen Adams, 58, of Corsicana, died Mach 8,1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Suday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. David Williams and the Rev. John Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park..

He was born Nov. 11, 1934. He lived most of his life in Corsicana. He was a truck driver for Concrete Construction Co. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, the Air Force and the National Guard Reserves.

He is survived by his wife, Batty Sue Adams of Corsicana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Angela Adams of Arlington, and Curtis Allen and Donna Adams of Corsicana; two daughters and one son-in-law, Teresa and Jody Batey of Corsicana, and Briggett M. Adams of Corsicana; his mother, Louise Adams of Corsicana; one sister, Pam Smith of Corsicana; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gary Blackmon, Jerry Kennymore, Dan Dominy, Bill Dill, Benny Barnett, Chris Hariston, Rusty Rogers and Billy Jordan.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar. 10, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the Collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • h/o Betty Sue Adams; s/o Roy Elmer Adams & Louise (McEntire) Adams

James Steven "Steve" DeMoss
Sep 12, 1959 - Jan 10, 1991

James Steven (Steve) DeMoss, 29, of Corsicana, died Jan. 10, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.
Survivors include his father, Larry DeMoss of Corsicana; his mother, Bobbie Wallis of Corsicana; his wife, Deborah DeMoss of Corsicana; two stepchildren, Landen DeMoss and Dusti DeMoss, both of Corsicana; one brother, Joey DeMoss of Corsicana; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Phelps of Corsicana; and one nephew, Chatham DeMoss of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Glen Stewart, David Dycus, Doug Fraley, Carl Humphries, Stan DeMoss and David DeMoss.

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Judston Robinson
May 26, 1907 - Mar 6, 1991

Judston Robinson, 83, of Corsicana, died March 6, 1991, at navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery.
He was born May 26, 1907, in Eureka, and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. He was a retired employee for the City of Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Robinson and a daughter, Ruby Boyte.
Survivors include one son, Harvey Robinson of Eureka; four daughters, Dorothy Perry, Christine Jock and Mildred Young, all of Eureka, and Margaret Lamb of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Allen Lamb, Jerry Perry, Bradley Boyte, David Jock, Stanley Young, Mark Robinson, Joe Coker and Billy Bates.

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Ronald Allen "Cutie" Williams
Dec 8, 1968 - Mar 4, 1991

Ronald "Cutie" Williams, 22, of Corsicana, died March 4, 1991 in Corsicana.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. A.E. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

"Quiet Hour" will be from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight.

He was a licensed barber and warehouseman at K Mart Distribution Center and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Charles and Margie Ward Williams of Corsicana; fiancee, Tammy Beck of Corsicana; daughters, Ashley M. and Brittney S.; sister, Carole Williams Thomas of Dallas; twin brother, Donald Williams of Dallas; nephew, Rashoud Williams of Corsicana; maternal grandmother, Pansy Ward of Corsicana; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Williams Sr. of Corsicana; brother-in-law, James Thomas of Fort Lewis, Wash.; 10 aunts; four uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 8, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the Collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • s/o Charles Williams & Margie (Ward) Williams

George Ed Meredith
Mar 31, 1901 - Feb 9, 1991

George Ed Meridith [sic], 89, of Kerens, died Feb. 9, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Old Chatfield Cemetery with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 31, 1901 in Chatfield, the son of George Dandridge Meridith and Clara McCants Meridith. He attended Chatfield public schools and was a resident of Chatfield for most of his life.

Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Robert N. Jones of Corsicana; and one nephew, Mr. Joe Hodge of Arlington; five great-nephews; one great-niece; three great-great-nieces; and other cousins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Feb 10, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • s/o George Dandridge Meredith & Clara Randolph (McCants) Meredith

Effie Belle (Lewis) Auerbach
Oct 11, 1898 - Jan 14, 1991

Effie Bell Auerbach, 92, of Crosicana, died Jan. 14, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 11, 1898, in Lovelady. She had lived in Corsicana for
44 years and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday School for 65 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Auerbach, in 1987, and by two sons, Larry Auerbach in 1946, and Don Auerbach in 1980.

Survivors include one son, Glenn (Buster) Auerbach of Dallas; three daughters, Juanita Nowlin of Palestine, Claudine Orchard of Corsicana, and Charlene Massey of Kerens; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one half-brother, Jack Lewis of Hobbs, N.M.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 15, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • w/o Charles Rhudolph Auerbach

Marie "White" Hudson
abt 1903 - Jan 16, 1991

Mrs. Marie "White" Hudson, 87, of Corsicana, died Jan. 16, 1991 at Park Row Health Care Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Warren E. Scott Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Elm flat Cemetery in Powell. Scott Funeral Home is in charge off arrangements.

She was a retired elementary school teacher for the Corsicana Independent School District and a member of Bethel AME Church. She was preceded in death by a grandchild.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Beasley of Dallas and Delores D.
Carter of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Clemmie Thomas and Jewel Brown, both of Corsicana, and Esther Bush of Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, Chester E. Thomas of Palestine, and Benjamin Thomas of Powell.

Grandsoms and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Bertha Helen Ficzeri
Dec 10, 1914 - Feb 2, 1991

Mrs. Bertha H. Ficzeri, 76, of Corsicana, died Feb. 2, 1991 at Navarro Regional Hospital

Services are 5 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 10, 1914 in Oil City, Pa. She had resided in Corsicana for the past four months.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Ficzeri Jr., of Corsicana; one son, the Rev. Paul D. Ficzeri of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Susan and Helen Ficzeri, both of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 1197, Corsicana.

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Freddie Travis "Fred" Taylor
Apr 22, 1917 - Jan 23, 1991

Fred. T. Taylor, 73, of Breckenridge, died Jan. 23, 1991, at an Abilene Hospital.

Services were 10 a.m. Thursday at Morehart Mortuary in Breckenridge, and the Rev. Charles West officiated. A service also will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was born April 22, 1917, in Kerens. He retired as a division manager from Baker Oil Tool Company after 32 years. He was a member of the Baptist church and was a Shriner.

Survivors include his wife, Ida M. Taylor of Breckenridge; one son, Taylor of Breckenridge; one son, Robert L. Taylor of Rockwall; two brothers, Edgar L. Taylor of New Iberia, La., and James D. Taylor of Lafayette, La.; one half-brother, Homer Eugene Taylor of Sulfur, La.; one sister, Avo Thompson of Houston; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Crippled Children's Hospital in Dallas.

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Johnnie Blanche Tarrer
Sep 5, 1916 - Mar 2, 1991

Miss Blanche Tarrer, 74, of Corsicana, died March 2, 1991, at Corsicana Nursing Home.
Services were 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Bob Farmer officiating. Burial was in the New Chatfield Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 5, 1916, in Chatfield and was a lifelong resident of navarro County. She was a retired seamstress for Haggar Slacks and a member of Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by one brother, Earl DeHart of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Corene Long of Chatfield and Ethel L. Hardy of Mabank; one cousin, Mrs. Belon Mitchell of Tupelo; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Billy DeMoss, Byron Kirby, Lee Holsey, David Gillen, Ted Jennings and Ed Formby.

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Robert Harold Levy
Sep 11, 1925 - Feb 9, 1991

Robert H. Levy, 65, of Corsicana, died Feb. 9, 1991 at his residence.
Graveside services were 2 p.m. Mondat in the Hebrew Cemetery with Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was a 1942 graduate of Corsicana High School. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1946. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Survivors include his mother, Ida Levy of Corsicana; one son, William Levy of Grand Prairie; one granddaughter, Allison Levy of grand Prairie; one brother, Sonny Levy of Waco.

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Barbara Sue (McClintock) Dunlap
Jan 20, 1935 - Jun 24, 2019

Barbara Sue Dunlap loving wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law passed from this life to her reward June 24, 2019 in Corsicana.

She was a life long resident of Corsicana and was truly loved by all who knew her. She worked at Wal-Mart for many years before her retirement and devoted the rest of her days loving and caring for her family and friends.

She was active at Corsicana Senior Center spending many happy days with cherished friends. She will truly be missed be all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nealy (Pete) McClintock and Nelly Duncan and daughter, Tammy Dunlap.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Beauford Dunlap; daughter, DeAnne and husband Buck Murphy; granddaughter, Courtney Murphy; sister, Betty Weatherford; brother, Nicky Don McClintock; sister and brother-in-law, Joann and Steve Robinson and many more extended family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hand in Hand Hospice and Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Oakley James Shriver
Jan 7, 1915 - Feb 21, 1943

ESCAPED CONVICT IS KILLED AND ANOTHER WOUNDED GUN BATTLE

CITY OFFICER SHOT IN LEG AS PISTOLS BLAZED HERE SUNDAY

By PAUL MOORE
Daily Sun Staff

One Oklahoma convict is dead, another is in a critical condition and a city officer is suffering a leg wound as the result of a gun battle staged at 741 West First avenue here shortly after noon Sunday.

The body of Oakley Shriver, 27, killed instantly when hit in the side and head with pistol bullets, was still at the Corley Funeral Home Monday awaiting instructions. John Wilber Voss, 26, is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital, with pistol wounds in the left lung, liver and left leg. The two men arrived in Corsicana Saturday night after making their escape from Oklahoma Thursday night, and are reported to have been asleep when the officers arrived. Kelsey Blakeney, city traffic officer, and Harve Farmer, park policeman, who was wounded in the leg in the gun battle, entered the apartment and accosted the escapees. Clarence Powell, another city policeman, was at the rear door when the shooting started and arrived in the front room as the firing ceased.

Both Officers Fire.
Blakeney and Farmer both were firing after Shriver is alleged to have fired once, barely missing Blakeney and that pellet is believed to have struck Farmer in the leg.

Oklahoma penitentiary agents were contacted Monday morning by Sheriff Cap Curington and will come for Voss as soon as he is able to be moved from the hospital.

J. C. Roe, criminal district attorney, Monday stated that as soon as the outcome of Voss’ condition is determined the Navarro county grand jury will be summoned to conduct an investigation into the matter.

Judge A. E. Foster who viewed the bodies shortly after the shooting stated Monday a coroner’s verdict that Shriver was killed in the gun battle with officers would be entered in his court.

Farmer was “doing nicely” at the hospital Monday.

Recover Escape Car.
A 1942 maroon V. Ford Tudor, in which the two convicts arrived in Corsicana, was found parked in the 200 block West Collin street late Sunday afternoon by Police Chief Bruce Nutt, Sheriff Curington and Police Commissioner Fred D. Prince. Chief Nutt said that it was stolen from F. J. Smith, Pryor, Oklahoma, and he received a telegram from Smith early Monday morning that he would come for the car later in the week.

Chief Nutt and Sheriff Curington, said that a sawed-off shotgun with plenty of ammunition was found in the car, along with fifteen gallons of gasoline in cans. Several Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas license plates were in the automobile, along with several pairs of shoes, overcoats and other clothing. A box of roofing nails and other type of nails were to be used in case of pursuit to puncture tires of officer’s cars.

The police chief said that there was $119 found in the room and that Voss had stated they had $220 when they started, but had spent a considerable amount for clothing, etc.

Officers reported early Monday morning that relatives of Voss had arrived in Corsicana.

Hid in Freight Car.
Associated Press reports from McAlester, Oklahoma, revealed the two men discovered here along with a third man escaped by hiding themselves in a freight car of brick they loaded, according to Warden Fred Hunt. The third, Harold Mossberger, 19, was captured Friday in the eastern Oklahoma hills.

Not Proud of Wounds.
Chatting with nurses, physicians and officers as he lay on the X-Ray table at the hospital, Voss was quoted as saying:
I’d have been proud of these wounds if I had got ‘em shooting Japs, but as it is , I’m not.”

Voss was quoted by officers as saying the money found on them was his and had not been stolen.

Farmer stepped from the ambulance and walked into the hospital under his own power, calmly sat down and asked by a nurse, “What’s the matter?” the officer replied “I’ve been shot.” His pulse checked normal despite the excitement of a gun battle, a wound in the leg and the loss of a considerable amount of blood.

Voss urged the officers to take good care of his money.

“There comes that man that can shoot so fast,” Voss exclaimed as Blakeney walked into the operating room, “He sure did burn us down,” he said.

Police Chief Nutt identified the two Oklahomans from pictures and records received during the week-end from the Oklahoma penitentiary authorities.

An operation was not performed. Attending physicians stated that unless complications set up, Voss is expected to recover.

Guard at Hospital.
A guard was placed in the ward at the hospital as soon as Voss was brought from the X-Ray room.

Acting on a tip, the officers went to the Fred Carnell apartment, 751 West First avenue, shortly after noon Sunday and the gun battle ensued as Blakeney and Farmer sought to question the two men. Blakeney reported he pulled back the cover from the two men lying on a pallet in the floor, asked their names and from whence they came. He said the answer was that Shriver turned over, and fired at him with a pistol, the bullet passing between his arm and body.

“I pulled my gun and began shooting,” Blakeney said, “ and killed Shriver and then Voss raised up off the pallet, I let him have it.”

Farmer also stated he was shooting at both men.

Judge A. E. Foster, who resided within a block of the trouble, arrived on the scene within a few minutes and inaugurated an investigation, Sheriff Curington and Assistant Criminal District Attorney David Ralston arrived at the hospital within a few minutes while Police Chief Nutt was at the site of the shooting immediately, and took charge of the money, clothing, and other evidence.

The gun battle attracted considerable attention and scores of interested spectators and neighbors were at the site within a few minutes viewing the blood-stained quilts, floor and porch at the apartment.

Police Record.
Records at the police office showed Shriver as serving a four-year sentence on an assault with intent to murder charge, having entered the penitentiary, March 16, 1940. Voss had been admitted to the Oklahoma penitentiary, Aug. 8, 1941, on a life sentence on a conviction for robbery with firearms. The report from Oklahoma penitentiary authorities revealed that the disappearance of Voss Thursday night was his second escape. The escape was from the penitentiary brick yard, Pittsburg county Oklahoma.

Blakeney and Farmer voiced regret that the shooting was necessary, but both said:
“It was kill or get killed, and there was nothing else to do.”

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Voss Reported As Being Improved

John Wilbur Voss, 27, shot by officers here Sunday afternoon in a gun battle in which his fellow fugitive from Oklahoma prison, Oakley Shriver, 26 was killed, was reported improved at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon. He was shot in the left lung, liver and left leg.

City officers Kelsey Blakeney and Harve Farmer accosted the two men in a room at 741 West First avenue, and after Shriver is reported to have fired at the officers, striking Farmer in the left leg, the policemen opened fire.

Farmer was dismissed from the hospital Tuesday.

Voss is being guarded by city and county officers. He is expected to be returned to Oklahoma prison as soon as his condition warrants.

The body of Shriver was still being held at the Corley Funeral Chapel awaiting instructions. A sister of the slain man conferred with local officers Tuesday morning, but no funeral arrangements were perfected. It is likely the body will be interred here.

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WOUNDED OKLAHOMA ESCAPED CONVICT RETURNED PRISON

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OAKLEY SHRIVER WERE HELD HERE WEDNESDAY

John Wilbur Voss, 27, escaped Oklahoma, felon, was transferred from the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday to the Oklahoma State prison at McAlester, Oklahoma, in an ambulance, while the body of Oakley Shriver, 26, his companion, was interred at the “potter’s field” at the County Farm at Petty’s Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. The two men were accosted early Sunday afternoon at a residence on West First Avenue by city officers and Shriver was instantly killed. Voss received three body wounds and Harve Farmer, city park policeman, sustained a leg injury in a blazing gun battle. Shriver is reported to have opened fire on the officers when they entered the room and sought to question the two escapees.

Returned to Oklahoma.
Rex Downs, sergeant of the Oklahoma State prison, and Bond Mann, dog sergeant, Oklahoma State prison, both of McAlester, Oklahoma, left early this morning with Voss in a Corley ambulance on his return to prison. He received pistol wounds in the leg, lung and liver in the shooting scrape.

Kelsey Blakeney, traffic policeman; Farmer and Clarence Powell, policemen went to the scene of the trouble. Powell was at the rear of the apartment while the other two officers entered the front door. Both officers opened fire after Shriver is alleged to have turned over and fired with a pistol. Voss was riddled when he attempted to rise from the pallet on which the two men were sleeping.

Stolen Car Found.
An automobile stolen at Pryor, Oklahoma, in which the two men came to Corsicana, was found parked here Sunday. Officers said it contained a sawed-off shotgun, a quantity of ammunition, several overcoats, pairs of shoes and other clothing, and a box of roofing tacks and nails, apparently to be used if pursued by officers to puncture tires.

The two men escaped from a prison brickyard in Pittsburgh county, Oklahoma, Thursday night by secreting themselves in a freight car of brick. A third escapee was captured in the eastern Oklahoma hills Friday.

Farmer had recovered sufficiently from the pistol wound in his leg to be discharged from the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The Navarro county grand jury is expected to be summoned within the next few days by J. C. Roe, criminal district attorney, to investigate circumstances surrounding the gun battle. Roe stated Tuesday he did not intend to file any charges against Voss.

Shriver was serving a four-year term for assault with intent to murder while Voss was serving a life-time sentence for robbery with firearms, police records reveal.

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WOUNDED OKLAHOMA ESCAPED CONVICT RETURNED PRISON

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OAKLEY SHRIVER WERE HELD HERE WEDNESDAY

John Wilbur Voss, 27, escaped Oklahoma, felon, was transferred from the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday to the Oklahoma State prison at McAlester, Oklahoma, in an ambulance, while the body of Oakley Shriver, 26, his companion, was interred at the “potter’s field” at the County Farm at Petty’s Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. The two men were accosted early Sunday afternoon at a residence on West First Avenue by city officers and Shriver was instantly killed. Voss received three body wounds and Harve Farmer, city park policeman, sustained a leg injury in a blazing gun battle. Shriver is reported to have opened fire on the officers when they entered the room and sought to question the two escapees.

Returned to Oklahoma.
Rex Downs, sergeant of the Oklahoma State prison, and Bond Mann, dog sergeant, Oklahoma State prison, both of McAlester, Oklahoma, left early this morning with Voss in a Corley ambulance on his return to prison. He received pistol wounds in the leg, lung and liver in the shooting scrape.

Kelsey Blakeney, traffic policeman; Farmer and Clarence Powell, policemen went to the scene of the trouble. Powell was at the rear of the apartment while the other two officers entered the front door. Both officers opened fire after Shriver is alleged to have turned over and fired with a pistol. Voss was riddled when he attempted to rise from the pallet on which the two men were sleeping.

Stolen Car Found.
An automobile stolen at Pryor, Oklahoma, in which the two men came to Corsicana, was found parked here Sunday. Officers said it contained a sawed-off shotgun, a quantity of ammunition, several overcoats, pairs of shoes and other clothing, and a box of roofing tacks and nails, apparently to be used if pursued by officers to puncture tires.

The two men escaped from a prison brickyard in Pittsburgh county, Oklahoma, Thursday night by secreting themselves in a freight car of brick. A third escapee was captured in the eastern Oklahoma hills Friday.

Farmer had recovered sufficiently from the pistol wound in his leg to be discharged from the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The Navarro county grand jury is expected to be summoned within the next few days by J. C. Roe, criminal district attorney, to investigate circumstances surrounding the gun battle. Roe stated Tuesday he did not intend to file any charges against Voss.

Shriver was serving a four-year term for assault with intent to murder while Voss was serving a life-time sentence for robbery with firearms, police records reveal.

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Officers Praised.
A resolution prepared by C. L. Knox, corporation court recorder on request of the commission, praised and endorsed the “Cool Brave and efficient attitude” of City Officers K. A. Blakeney, Harve Farmer and Clarence Powell, Sunday, Feb. 21, in a gun battle in which two Oklahoma convicts were accosted. Oakley Shriver was slain and John Wilbur Voss was wounded while Officer Farmer received a wound in the leg. Voss has been returned to the Oklahoma penitentiary. The resolution as passed complimented the police force, Police Chief Bruce Nutt, and Police Commissioner Fred D. Prince for their vigilance and alertness to protect the public in whatever manner or regardless of any hazard that may arise.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar. 3, 1943 - submitted by Diane Richards

K. A. Blakeney and Harve Farmer, city police, were no-billed in connection with the fatal shooting of Oakley Shriver and the wounding of John Wilbur Voss, Feb. 23, in a gun battle in Corsicana. Voss and Shriver were escaped convicts from the Oklahoma penitentiary system.

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Winston Blair Johnston
Jun 26, 1931 - Jul 12, 2019

Winston Blair Johnston, 88, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 in Cross Timbers Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Flower Mound, Texas.

He was born June 26, 1931 in Powell, Texas to Cecil S. Johnston, Sr. and Wilma Mayo Johnston. Winston and Jo Ann were married for 68 years. He was a successful cotton and grain farmer for 49 years with 13 years on Chapman Ranch, and 36 years in Navarro County, where he also raised cattle.

Winston was in the Kerens National Guard. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, a wise and kindhearted man respected and loved by many.

Winston is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Chad Tinsley; three brothers, Cecil S. Johnston, Jr., Leon Johnston and Edgar Johnston; one sister, Geraldine Cartlidge; step-mother, Ola Mae Mayo.

He is survived by daughters, D'Juana Tinsley of Highland Village, Texas and Jane Johnston of Seattle, Washington; granddaughter, Amanda Loughmiller and grandson, Braxton Tinsley and wife Stefanie; great granddaughters, Tinsley Loughmiller and Landry Loughmiller; one great grandson, Chad Loughmiller; one brother, Don Johnston of Midlothian, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bill Reed officiating. Pallbearers are Braxton Tinsley, Don Johnston, Dave Clark, Steve Clark, Sonny Bancroft and Tim Crawford.

A private graveside service will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

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