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Alvis Derwood "Pop" Penney
Feb 13, 1941 - Aug 10, 2019
 
A. Derwood "Pop" Penney, 78 was born on Feb. 13, 1941 to Curtis and Harmolena Penney of Corsicana, Texas. He went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.14, 2019 at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Lamb. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Skip Johnson, Matt Podjenski, Brett Doe, Kyle Freeman, Larry Meador, Greg Baumgartner, Roberto Gallegos, Brock Holt and Chris Davis.

Honorary Pallbearers will be life long friend Jimmy Dawson and all current and former Navarro Bulldog Baseball players.

Derwood married Wanda Fitch on June 2, 1962 and they were happily married for 57 years. He loved God, family and baseball. He was a farm parts department manager for over 45 years with J.A. Penney Implement and Vitters Tractor. After retiring, he was a volunteer coach for Navarro Baseball for 16 years. His love for all players was like they were his own. He taught them not only about baseball, but also about becoming young men. He had a strong Christian faith and loved to share with everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Penney; daughters, Annette Hall and husband David, Becky Villa and husband Jose and Kristy Barfknecht; grandchildren, Austin Hall and wife Monica, Alan Vitters and wife Kendle, Corbin Hall, Joey and Jacob Villa and Jaxson and Jared Barfknecht; sister-in-law, Berta McCamey and a numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Navarro College Foundation; Derwood Penney Memorial 3200 W 7th Ave. Corsicana, Texas 75110

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Robbie Rose Andrews
Oct 12, 1956 - Jul 25, 2019

Robbie Rose Andrews of Corsicana, left her earthly home to join her heavenly family, on Thursday July 25, 2019 at the age of 62.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard E. Andrews, and parents H.L. (Buddy) and Helen Barclay Andrews
She leaves behind her son, Brandon Andrews and wife Alicia, her precious grandsons, Gage, Gavin and Grayson Andrews; her sister, Elizabeth A. Schultz and husband David and their children, Waylon Schultz, Nicole Schultz and daughter Charlotte Rose Caufield; brothers Homer L. Andrews and partner Mark A. Rash, Daniel C. Andrews and wife Barbara and their children Daniel Andrews and wife Mandy and their children, Amy Kerr and her husband Matt and their children. She also leaves behind her fur babies Lilly and Simba who were her constant companions.

A visitation and memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with services to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kathy Collier presiding.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Robbie Rose Andrews of Corsicana, left her earthly home to join her heavenly family, on Thursday July 25, 2019 at the age of 62.

A very loving, big hearted, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. This was Robbie!

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard E. Andrews, and parents H.L. (Buddy) and Helen Barclay Andrews

She leaves behind her son, Brandon Andrews and wife Alicia, her precious grandsons, Gage, Gavin and Grayson Andrews; her sister, Elizabeth A. Schultz and husband David and their children, Waylon Schultz, Nicole Schultz and daughter Charlotte Rose Caufield. Brothers Homer L. Andrews and partner Mark A. Rash, Daniel C. Andrews and wife Barbara and their children Daniel Andrews and wife Mandy and their children. Amy Kerr and her husband Matt and their children; her step children, Marcie Kilcrease and her children, Tracie Andrews and her children and Jason Andrews and his son. She also leaves behind her fur babies Lilly and Simba who were her constant companions.

Robbie had a lot of “spunk” as one person put it.

She was always ready for a party and loved being around family and friends and helping others. Robbie had the biggest heart and would always put others before herself at a drop of the hat. She was a caregiver at heart.

Her favorite things to do came from growing up in the country and being daddy’s girl. Robbie loved to fish, hunt, water ski and could certainly keep up with the guys! In her later years, her precious grandsons gave her pure joy. They could always brighten up her day. She “loved them to the moon and back”, as she often told them. Robbie was the type of person who, when decided to do something, it was “let’s do it and do it now”! Our loving family and friends will miss her deeply, with her loving heart, humor AND her bossiness!
A visitation and memorial service will be held Saturday, August 3rd at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with visitation at 10:00 am and service at 11:00 am with Rev. Kathy Collier presiding.

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Samuel Edward "Sammy" West
Apr 9, 1944 - Jul 17, 2019

Sammy West, a true cowboy legend who lived by the "Cowboy Code," left for greener pastures on July 17, 2019, one day after the 56th anniversary of his marriage to the love of his life, Rita Ragland West.

Born Samuel Edward West to Paul E. and Vay Bellah West on April 9, 1944, Sammy's second and third years were spent in Roane, Texas, where he delighted the neighbors (and embarrassed his mother) by sneaking out of the house and dropping by all the neighbors for "snacks." From the age of about 5, his favorite summers were spent in West Texas with his maternal aunts and uncles near Throckmorton and Woodson, Texas. He had fond memories of helping his aunts churn butter, and especially riding his uncle's horse.

After Paul and Vay divorced, she married B.B. Ely and they eventually moved to Lawton, Oklahoma. In 1958, Sam came to live with his dad, Paul, in Kerens where he met Rita and they became high school sweethearts.

Throughout those 56 years, Rita insists she always knew where she stood: his horse, his dogs, then her!

Known as a man of his word, in addition to letting you know exactly what he thought, Sam worked cattle for many ranchers in surrounding counties over the years. He never backed down from a challenge, and his favorite phone call was the one from a rancher who had "a cow that couldn't be caught." During those years he also held jobs at Nipak and Regal Manufacturing, later going to work for Russell Stover Chocolates in Corsicana, where he retired after 15 years of employment.

In 1967 Sam, together with others in Kerens, started the Kerens Riding Club where young and old enjoyed participating in various riding and roping events for many years. Much later, Sam was instrumental in starting the Kerens Ranch Roundup that became an annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and benefitted two young men from Kerens, Justin Perry and John David Seale.

In the 1970s, Sammy was asked by the Burke Brothers in Corsicana to spend a couple of months in Venezuela to round up cattle. What a challenge and adventure for a small-town cowboy.

And in 1986 another big adventure: Sammy, Rita, Jim Bob Ivey, Marshall Ainsworth and Unk Whorton set out on the Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train for six months. Sammy was honored to be one of the Assistant Wagon Masters.

During all those years, Sammy enjoyed participating in nearby ranch rodeos. And he once participated in the steer tripping at the "daddy of 'em all," Cheyenne Frontier Days. He was also known for riding his horse Gambler without a bridle, and together they won several awards.

After retiring, Sammy enjoyed spending time with his great-granddaughter, Vanessa, and teaching her cowboy (girl) ways. He loved watching her learn to saddle, bridle and ride her horse Cinnamon. Both were also moon watchers. Any time there was a new phase of the moon, or if it was just worth a look, they were on the phone checking to see if the other had seen Mr. Moon that night.

Sammy leaves behind his wife Rita, son David West, daughter Deanna Jackson and husband Johnny, all of Kerens; two grandchildren, Keri Jackson (and family) of Mildred and Kirby Jackson (and wife Joan) of Broken Bow, Nebraska; one great-granddaughter, Vanessa Guzman of Mildred; one sister, Paula West Brenneman of Bethesda, Maryland; one brother, Jim Ely (and wife Mary) of Beeville, Texas; brother-in-law Art Renfro, Fort Worth; a maternal aunt, Sue Hale (and husband Don) of Iowa Park, along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Brenda West Renfro, and his brother-in-law Mike Brenneman.

A celebration of Sammy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.10, 2019 at Cloud 9 Guest Ranch, 5155 NE CR 3130, Kerens (cowboy casual attire.) Lunch will be served after the celebration; all are invited.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Dora Estes Scholarship Fund, c/o Deanna Jackson, P.O. Box 263, Kerens, Texas, 75144.

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Joy Elaine (White) McClendon
May 20, 1928 - Aug 6, 2019

Joy Elaine White McClendon passed peacefully in her sleep in Nashville, Tn, on Aug. 6, 2019.

Joy was born in Petty's Chapel May 20, 1928, the daughter of Ezra and Nettie Helen White. She later moved to Powell with the family and attended Powell school.

Joy was a student at Navarro Junior College when she met Coy Wayne "CW" McClendon, a decorated WW II veteran. They were married in 1949 and remained devoted to each other until his passing in 2016.

Joy and CW raised two children, Vicki Elaine McClendon Rowe of Nashville, Tn, and Dan David McClendon of Burleson, Tx. The couple lived in Powell for their entire life together, where Joy was a homemaker and assistant postmistress at the Powell Post Office as well as a full partner and bookkeeper for McClendon's Used Trucks, CW's long time local business. They were members of Powell Baptist Church, which began in a building, still standing, that her father helped build in her childhood. She was a part time pianist, song leader and Sunday school class teacher there for many years.

Joy is survived by her children, Vicki and husband Glen, Dan and wife Mary Lynn, and grandchildren Karli and Michael Kwas; Angela and Joel Ossar; Kinsey and Edmund Pillsbury; and Jack, Cole, and Austin McClendon; great grandchildren are Milo Ossar; Kate, Jacob, and Harrison Pillsbury (with sister Claire on the way) and Avery and Piper Kwas.

Family has requested a private graveside service.

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Larry Hailey, Sr.
? - Jul 2019

Viewing services for Larry Hailey, Sr. will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Roane Chapel Church located at 100 S. Parham St.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Lifeline Fellowship Church located at 5301 W. Hwy. 31.

Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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Patricia Ann Edwards
abt 1954 - July 29, 2019
 

Patricia Ann Edwards, 64, Corsicana, passed away July 29,2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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D. J. Blair, Jr.
Feb 14, 1944 - Jul 31, 2019

D.J. Blair Jr. was born in Eureka, Texas. He passed on July 31, 2019, at home and in the presence of his loving family.

Blair worked in the Corsicana area for over 50 years, most notably contributing to Navarro Regional Hospital, Adams Hat Factory, Chattanooga Glass, and Corsicana ISD. He also dedicated his life to serving in spiritual ministry as a Jehovah's Witness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, D.J. Blair Sr. and Dossie Mae and his siblings Henry, Walter, Bettye, Brady, W.H. and two siblings that died in childhood.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris Jean Blair; siblings Gladys and Morgan (Natalie) Blair; his daughters, Twannie (William) Peaks, Terry (Kenny) Jones, Marilyn McAdams, Rebakah (William) Brown, Karen (Abel) Omodiale and son Zachary Blair. He was blessed with three generations of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was privileged to have relatives and friends in the community who helped watch out for his safety during his time of illness.

The body will be available for viewing after 4 p.m. Aug. 2, 2019 at Golden Gate Cemetery in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 4126 TX Hwy. 31 in Corsicana.

Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana

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Ronald Neal Moses
Aug 26, 1920 - Oct 19, 1972

R. N. Moses

Ronald N. Moses, 52, died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. He was deputy sheriff in Corsicana at the time of his death and a veteran of W. W. II, serving in the air force. He was a native and lifetime resident of Corsicana.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Eddins of Pursley Missionary Baptist officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Zaree and Mrs. Jan Moses of Corsicana; and four brothers, Bill Steele and Dan Steele of Corsicana; and four brothers, Bill Steele and Dan Steele of Corsicana, Lyn Moses of Baltimore, Md., and T. R. Moses of Baltimore, Md., and T. R. Moses of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, Royce Stewart, Loyd Allison, Clayton Smith, Terry Teats, Melvin Byrd, Bryan Dunnigan and Eddie Foreman. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sheriff Department, the Corsicana Police Department and the Highway Patrol.

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R. N. Moses

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ronald N. Moses, 52, Corsicana deputy sheriff, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. James Eddins of Pursley Missionary Baptist Church was to officiate, with burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, four brothers.

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Martha Ann Simmons
Nov 6, 1943 - Nov 27, 1945

Child Is Fatally Burned; Fell Into Tub of Hot Water

Martha Ann Simmons, aged two years, died at the family home in the Powell community about 2:30 o’clock Tuesday morning from burns received Monday afternoon, it was reported here. The child is said to have fallen into a tub of hot water used in washing clothes and was burned from the chest to its feet, Dr. E. F. Waters, who attended the child, stated.

Funeral services are scheduled from the Corley Funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Simmons, Powell; a sister, Jane Simmons, Powell; three half-brothers, and three half-sisters, and other relatives.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR LITTLE GIRL FATALLY BURNED

Funeral services for Martha Ann Simmons, aged two years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Simmons of Barry, who died at the family home early Tuesday morning were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The little child was critically burned Monday afternoon when she was reported to have fallen into a tub of hot water being used in washing clothes. She was brought to Corsicana for medical attention.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, three half-brothers and three half-sisters.

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Dock Shundy “Doc” Hinesley
Nov 21, 1893 - Jun 27, 1945

Corpus Christie Man Be Buried Saturday

Funeral services are scheduled here Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock for D. S. (Doc) Hinesley from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery. Hinesley died at Corpus Christi Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Corpus Christi, two sons, mother and other relatives.

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Corpus Christi Man Be Buried Corsicana Saturday Afternoon

D. S. (Doc) Hinesley died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at Corpus Christi.

A short funeral service will be held in Corpus Christi and the body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana early Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home Saturday at 5 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted here by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Martin Hinesley Corpus Christi; two sons, 1st Lt. Homer Hinesley, Spokane, Wash., and 1st Lt. Joseph Hinesley, Okinawa Island; three grandchildren; mother, who resides in Oklahoma, and other relatives. He is the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Lige Martin of Angus.

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Annie Virginia (Martin) Hinesley
Sep 26, 1897 - Jul 17, 1963

Mrs. Hinesley Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. D. S. Hinesley, 65, native of Corsicana, found dead at her home in Waco Thursday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim R. Lewis, Christian minister of Waco.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph D. Hinesley, Huntsville, Ala., and Homer B. Hinesley, Burlington, Iowa; four grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Joseph E. Martin, Corsicana; a brother, Albert F. Martin, Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Floyd E. Knotts, Overton, and Mrs. H. E. Gentsch, Gladewater, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 19, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Dock Shundy “Doc” Hinesley married Aug 29, 1915; d/o Joseph Elijah “Lige” Martin & Mae Bell (Willis) Martin

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Hold Services Mrs. Hinesley

Final rites for Mrs. D. S. Hinesley, 65, native of Corsicana, who died at her home in Waco Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Jim R. Lewis, Christian minister of Waco.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph D. Hinesley, Huntsville, Ala., and Homer B. Hinesley, Burlington, Iowa; four grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Joseph E. Martin, Corsicana; a brother, Albert F. Martin, Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Floyd E. Knotts, Overton, and Mrs. H. E. Gentsch, Gladewater, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. W. Clarkston, Walter Stewart, Lloyd Knotts, L. P. Tilton, Tommy Martin and Bud Martin.

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Alexander Wesley Fesmire, Jr.
Dec 5, 1909 - Nov 9, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WESLEY FESMIRE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Wesley Fesmire, age 35 years, of Corsicana, who died in a Ville Platte, La., hospital Saturday morning were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Keith Fesmire, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. H. V. Ware, Trinidad; a half-brother, H. V. Ware, Jr., Trinidad; an aunt, Miss Lizzie Fesmire, Corsicana, who reared him, and other relatives.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 13, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillian Juanita (Keith) Fesmire-Sellers; s/o Alexander Wesley Fesmire, Sr. buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery & Mary C. (Williamson) Fesmire-Ware-Smalling buried in Kerens cemetery

Luvesa Elizabeth “Visa” (Penny) Lynd-Anderson
Jun 21, 1863 - Jun 20, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ANDERSON PLANNED THURSDAY

Mrs. V. E. Anderson, who would have been 82 years old Thursday, died at the IOOF Home in Ennis at 6 o’clock Wednesday morning, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Meador, Baptist minister.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Anderson came to Texas 65 years ago and resided in the Retreat and Pursley communities for many years.

Surviving are a son, A. G. Lynd, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Emma Byrd, Hamlin; three step-sons, B. F. Anderson, Dave J. Anderson and Tim Anderson, all of Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. Etta Herod, Corsicana and Mrs. A. W. Pursley, Sylvester; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Bryant, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. A. E. Foster, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun 20, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Jeff Lynd 2nd husband Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Anderson married Feb 3, 1916 buried in Old Pursley cemetery; d/o Lewis Joel Penny and Margaret L. (Tucker) Penny

Arthur Gray Lynd
Jun 20, 1886 - Nov 11, 1958

A. G Lynd Dies Here Tuesday Rites Thursday

A. G. Lynd, aged 72 years, 1630 West Seventh avenue, retired mechanic, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

A native of Missouri, Lynd was reared in the Pickett, community and had made his home in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, L. M. Lynd, Corsicana; Jeff Lynd, LaMarque, and Hugh Lynd, Groesbeck; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. A. C. May Hamlin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Robert Hugh Lynd, Carl Sorsby, Merle Lynd, Jr.; John Putman, Neely Scarbrough and O. S. Bryson.

Corley will direct.

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Services Held For A. G. Lynd

Funeral services for A. G. Lynd, 72, retired mechanic, 1630 West Seventh avenue, were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Lynd died in the Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

A native of Missouri, he was reared in the Pickett community and had made his home in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, L. M. Lynd, Corsicana; Jeff Lynd, LaMarque, and Hugh Lynd, Groesbeck; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. A. C. May Hamlin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Hugh Lynd, Carl Sorsby, Merle Lynd, Jr.; John Putman, Neely Scarbrough and O. S. Bryson.

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Jessie Alice (White) Lynd
Oct 2, 1889 - Jan 20, 1970

Mrs. Lynd, 80, Dies at Mart

Mrs. A. G. Lynd, 80, a native of Angus and a resident of Corsicana for 74 years died Tuesday in Mart. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Robert J. Potts with interment in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Merle Lynd, Mart, Hugh Lynd of Groesbeck and Jeff Lynd of LaMarque; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One sister Mrs. T. L. Shields of Corsicana also survives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 21, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Arthur Gray Lynd; d/o Lucius Q. White & Delia (Ingham) White buried in Oakwood cemetery

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Lynd Services

Funeral services were to be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. A. G. Lynd, 80, with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.

She is survived by three sons, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one sister.

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Emily Etta (Anderson) Herod
Jun 3, 1883 - Dec 23, 1973

Mrs. Etta Herod

Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Etta Herod, 90, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Twilight Home.

J. C. Mahoney was to officiate, with burial scheduled at Hamilton cemetery.

She was born June 2, 1883 in Van Zandt County, Tex. She had lived in Corsicana since 1919 and been a former resident of Pursley.

She was a retired housewife and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a son, Bacil Herod of Corsicana; a grandson, Keith Herod of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Howard Cook, Vernon York, John Ross, Nelson Ross, Marvin Herod and David Herod.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 24, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Willie Aubey Herod; d/o Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Anderson & Mary Lou (Jones) Anderson buried in Old Pursley cemetery

Teulah May (Hatley) Anderson
Sep 28, 1885 - Nov 24, 1975

Mrs. Anderson

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Teulah Anderson, 90, of Fort Worth who died Monday in Fort Worth.

Rev. Dallas Allen will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was a native of Arkansas and lived in Fort Worth for five years. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include one son, Parham Anderson of Fort Worth; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; four brothers, J. J. Hatley of Hubbard, Marvin D. Hatley of Italy, and E. L. Hatley and John Hatley of Dallas; and one sister, Mrs. George McGee of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Robert Anderson, Ronald Anderson, Jerry Anderson, Buddy Anderson, Wendell Anderson and J. C. Durrance.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 25, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Benjamin Forney Anderson; d/o Alfred Flower Hatley & Margaret Bell (Stephens) Hatley buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas

Wilma Pearl (Hocutt) Anderson
Feb 23, 1897 - Aug 24, 1973

Mrs. Anderson

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Tim Anderson, 76, of Corsicana who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

She was a native of Alabama and had lived in Navarro county since her childhood.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Alvis Williams of Corsicana, Mrs. Maxine Butler of Irving, Mrs. Aubrey Smith of Houston and Mrs. Dorothy Reeves of London, England; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Doyle Anderson of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Anderson

Services for Mrs. Tim Anderson, 76, of Corsicana are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana, officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

She died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Alvis Williams of Corsicana, Mrs. Maxine Butler of Irving, Mrs. Aubrey Smith of Houston and Mrs. Dorothy Reeves of London, England; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Doyle Anderson of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Herod of Corsicana and Mrs. Keelie Harris of Athens; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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Mrs. Anderson

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral home for Mrs. Tim Anderson, 76, of Corsicana who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Burial was at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, a daughter-in-law, two sisters, 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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Joseph Elijah “Lige” Martin
Mar 13, 1879 - Jun 22, 1948

J. E. MARTIN RITES SLATED THURSDAY AFTERNOON HERE

Funeral services for J. E. (Lige) Martin, aged 69 years, native of Retreat, who died at his home, 512 North Twelfth street Tuesday afternoon, are scheduled Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six children, Mrs. D. S. Hensley, Corsicana; Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; A. F. Martin, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Floyd E. Knotts, Overton; Mrs. Homer E. Gentsch, Gladewater; and Alvin Martin, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Jack Hays, Corsicana; two brothers, Roy Martin, Fort Worth, and Dock J. Martin, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Beeman, Frank Irwin, Seth Story, Preston L. Brown, Frank Coffey, Alf Parker, Earl Ingham and L. E. Knotts.

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J.E. MARTIN RITES
SLATED THURSDAY
AFTERNOON HERE

Funeral rites for J. E. (Lige) Martin, aged 69 years, native of Retreat, who died at his home, 612 North Twelfth street Tuesday afternoon, are scheduled Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six children, Mrs. D. S.Hinesley, Corsicana; Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; A. F. Martin, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Floyd E. Knotts. Overton; Mrs. Homer E. Gentsch, Gladewater, and Alvin Martin, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Jack Hays,
Corsicana; two brothers, Boy Martin, Fort Worth, and Dock J. Martin, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Beeman, Frank Irwin, Seth Story, Preston L. Brown, Frank Coffey, Alf Parker, Earl Ingham and
L. E. Knotts.

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Corsicana Man Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. June 23.
Joseph Elijah Martin, 69, native of Retreat, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six children, Mrs. D. S. Hinesley, Corsicana; Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind., A. F. Martin, Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. Floyd E. Knotts, Overton; Mrs. Homer E. Gentsch. Gladewater, and Alvin Martin, Corpus Christi

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Mae Bell (Willis) Martin
Jun 4, 1880 - Nov 4, 1965

Mrs. J. E. Martin Dies Thursday

Mrs. J. E. Martin, 85, resident of Navarro county since childhood, died at the Twilight Home Thursday morning

Arrangements are pending but the rites will be held from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Floyd E. Knotts, Corsicana; Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. H. E. Gentsch, Gladewater; a son, Albert F. Martin, Los Angeles, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grace McRoberts, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. Howard, Ennis; a brother, Fred Willis, Port Arthur, and other relatives.

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Maude Ellen (Ashcraft) Smalling
Jun 4, 1888 - Mar 27, 1951

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Smalling

Funeral services for Mrs. Ralph E. Smalling, 62, who died at her home in Trinidad Saturday, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. P. Pearson, pastor of the Trinidad Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Trinidad; two sons, Henry E. Smalling, Jacksonville, Fla., and John T. Smalling, U. S. Navy; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Currey, Malakoff, and Mrs. Lena Maud Rusk, Texas City; five grandchildren; four brothers, Bob Ashcraft, Mart; C. K. Ashcraft, Houston; Jess Ashcraft, Fort Worth, and Charles Ashcraft, San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. H. E. Smalling Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. C. Smalling, Kenneth Willis, George Reagan, John Stacey, Beauford Wright and Walter Fleming, Jr.

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John Richard Ballard
Nov 16, 1863 - May 20, 1945

JOHN R. BALLARD, PIONEER FARMER OF ANGUS, DIED SUNDAY

John Richard Ballard, aged 83 years, long-time farmer of the Angus vicinity, died at his home Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Martin.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Collins, Malakoff and Mrs. Gladys Bray, Angus; a granddaughter, Mrs. Roy Pryor, Detroit, Mich.; three grandsons, Cpl. John D. Bray, U. S. Army; Eddie Glenn Collins and Fred Collins, both of Malakoff, and other relatives.

Nephews are to be pallbearers.

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Perry Fauber
Jun 8, 1870 - Apr 2, 1945

PERRY FAUBER DIED EARLY MONDAY; BE BURIED ON TUESDAY

Perry Fauber, 74, 2503 West Fifth avenue, resident of Corsicana for the past 55 years, died early Monday morning. Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Sutherland-McCammon Chapel, with the Rev. W. O. Harmon of the First Christian church officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton cemetery, with members of the Odd Fellows Lodge in charge of services at the grave. Fauber was a member of the Lodge for 40 years.

He was born in Mellmore, Ohio, and came to Texas in 1890. He was connected with Oil City Iron Works for 25 years and later operated a news stand in the State National Bank building.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Anna Fauber, two sons, Wayne Fauber of Fort Worth and Lawrence Fauber of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. P. P. Tipton of Houston, and three sisters, Mrs. Gretta Hild of Douglas, Ariz.; Mrs. Lillie Boyd of San Antonio, and Mrs. James Boggs of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be John C. Hughes, H. D. Johnson, F. C. Paul, Paul Moore, L. F. Flynn, and Joe Rehders.

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Notice Odd Fellows
All Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the IOOF Hall Tuesday at 2 p.m. to attend the funeral of Bro. Perry Fauber.
H. L. HAYNES, Noble Grand.
PAUL MOORE, Secretary.

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INFANT SON Dyer
B&D Feb. 25, 1945

Rites For Infant Monday Afternoon Hamilton Cemetery

Funeral rites for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Dyer, who died here Sunday were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made. Rev. Joe Wilbanks conducted the services.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Dyer, Corsicana; a brother, John Alvin Dyer, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Louis Bryan Daniel, Sr.
Apr 19, 1899 - Mar 1, 1945

L. B. DANIEL DIED IN GALVESTON; RITES HERE ON FRIDAY

L. B. Daniel, 1326 West Thirteenth avenue, died Thursday in Galveston.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Jack Goff officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Sgt. L. E. Daniel, U. S. Army; a sister, Mrs. Clara Tidd, Houston; his mother, Mrs. Jodie Daniel, Houston, and other relatives.

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Rites Held Friday For L. B. Daniel

Funeral services for L. B. Daniel, who died Thursday morning at Galveston, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Mr. Allmon conducted the rites and interment was made in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, a son, his mother, a sister and other relatives.

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Chester David Harris
May 25, 1945 - Jun 22, 1945

BABY DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL FRIDAY; RITES ON SATURDAY

Chester David Harris, 27-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Harris, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young, Corsicana, Mrs. E. G. Harris, Mexia, and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Gillen, Corsicana.

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Ricketts Johnson Oder
Jun 21, 1889 - Apr 16, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY FOR R. J. ODER

Funeral services for R. J. Oder, who died Monday in Minden, La., will be held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Interment will follow in Richland cemetery.

Oder, formerly manager of a local auto supply store left here, four years ago for Minden.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Buie, Clifford Tatum, Ralph Tatum, Buck Copeland, John Hughes, R. D. Fleming and John Bryant.

Survivors are his wife, four sons, Gene Oder, with the United States Army in the Pacific area; Max Oder of Los Angeles, Calif.; Bobby Oder of Oakland, Calif.; and Paul Allen Oder, U. S. Coast Guard, Treasure Island, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Polly Ann Brown of California; his mother, Mrs. Mamie Oder of Kentucky, and a brother, Crowley Oder of Kentucky.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 17, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Amelia L. (Erickson) Oder 2nd wife Nannie Jo (Shelton) Oder married Nov. 25, 1936; s/o Newton J. Oder & Minnie Bell (Ashcraft) Oder

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR R. J. ODER; BURIAL RICHLAND

Funeral services for R. J. Oder, who died Monday in Minden, La., were held Wednesday afternoon a 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. Oder, formerly manager of a local auto supply store, left here four years ago for Minden, La.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Gene Oder, with the U. S. Army in the Pacific area; Max Oder, Los Angeles; Bobby Oder, Oakland, California; Paul Allen Oder, U. S. Coast Guard, Treasure Island, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Polly Ann Brown, California; mother, Mrs. Mamie Oder, and a brother, Crowley Oder, both of California.

The services were conducted by Rev. E. B. Fulton, State Home Chaplain.

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Allison Greenberry Madewell
Mar 11, 1900 - Dec 8, 1945

RITES WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR A. G. MADEWELL

Funeral services for Allison Greenberry Madewell, aged 45 years, 112 1-2 North Denver St., Dallas, who died in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Saturday morning from head injuries, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church in Richland. Interment was in the Richland cemetery.

Madewell was found lying on the ground by city officers early Saturday morning and died after being taken to the hospital from the police emergency room.

Surviving are a son, Allison Madewell, Jr., Palestine; eight brothers, John W. and A. T. Madewell, both of Richland; S. L. Madewell, Ennis; H. C. and J. H. Madewell, both of Waco; J. T. and D. E. Madewell, both of Palestine, and Earl Madewell, Freer; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Rogers, Palestine and Mrs. S. M. Griggers, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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John Wayne Colson
Sep 16, 1937 - Nov 23, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHNNIE COLSON HELD AT RICHLAND

Funeral services for Johnnie Wayne Colson, age 8 years, who died Friday at the family residence in Richland, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church in Richland with interment in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Colson; Richland; two sisters, Doris and Shirley Colson; a brother, James Colson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Colson, Joe Colson, Jimmie Colson, Ray Colson, Jimmie Dunn and Reamon Cooley.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Gordon Holloway
Nov 26, 1903 - Sep 16, 1945

Currie Resident Fatally Injured By Train Sunday

Gordon Holloway, aged 41 years of Currie, was instantly killed in the southern part of Corsicana Sunday at 8 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound Burlington and Rock Island Lines Rocket passenger train.

Judge A. E. Foster, justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Place 2 viewed the body and returned a coroner’s verdict of death by being struck by a train. Railroad employees were quoted as saying the victim was walking along the right of way and apparently fell under the passing train.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Richland. The rites were conducted by Frank Dunn, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Laura Mae Holloway, Currie, seven brothers, Burnie Holloway, James Holloway and Minton Holloway, all of Corsicana; Ralph Holloway, Streetman; Don Holloway and Herman Holloway, both of Currie, and Byron Holloway, Donna; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Gatlin, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jim Latham, W. D. Miller, M. D. Manderville, Milton Manderville, M. D. Sawyer and Ernest Rogers.

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Charles Homer “Charley" Carpenter
Sep 8, 1898 - Apr 3, 1945

Rites Thursday For Charles H. Carpenter Who Died Wednesday

Funeral services for Charles H. Carpenter, 46, World War II veteran, who died in the Veteran’s Hospital in Dallas Wednesday morning following a two months illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. L. Meador pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, four brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

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William Barney Boyett
Sep 28, 1886 - Dec 5, 1945

WILLIAM B. BOYETT FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Purdon Methodist church for William B. Boyett, 59, who died Wednesday in the Providence Hospital at Waco. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

A resident of Purdon for many years, where he operated a gin Boyett is survived by his wife, mother, and a sister, Mrs. Will Castle, all of Purdon.

McCormick Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR WILLIAM M. BOYETT WERE HELD FRIDAY

PURDON, Dec. 7.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for William B. Boyett, aged 59 years, who died in a Waco hospital Wednesday morning, were held from the Methodist church here Friday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana. The rites were conducted by Rev. F. T. Fisher of Mertens, assisted by Rev. Gardner of Italy, both former pastors of the local Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Wheat Boyett; his mother, Mrs. Julia Ann Boyett, and a sister, Mrs. Will Castles, all of Purdon, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Boyett was born and reared here and operated a gin and farms.

Pallbearers were Clarence Putman, Arthur Boldin, Lafayette Adkins, Rufus Dodd, Bates Davis and Home McNabb.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Albert Persival Nicholson
Jul 8, 1888 - Sep 2, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. P. NICHOLSON BE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for A. P. Nicholson, former resident of Corsicana, who was found dead at his home near Antelope, Texas, Monday morning will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Nicholson had resided at Antelope the past 15 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. F. Montfort, Corsicana; a brother, Van Nicholson, Hot Springs, Ark., and other relatives.

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Funeral Services For A. P. Nicholson Were Held Wednesday

Funeral services for A. P. Nicholson, former Corsicana resident, who was found dead at his home near Antelope Monday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. F. Montfort, Corsicana; a brother, Van Nicholson, Hot Springs, Ark., and other relatives.

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Van Virgil Nicholson
Aug 17, 1885 - Dec 17, 1949

V. V. Nicholson Funeral Services Are Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Van Virgil Nicholson, aged 65 years, who died in a veterans hospital at Little Rock, Ark., Saturday night were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, with the local Masons in charge of the graveside services.

Nicholson, a veteran of World War I, spent most of his life at Chatfield and Corsicana.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. Frank Montfort, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 20, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Van Nicholson and Emma (UNKNOWN) Nicholson step-mother Ludie Nicholson buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas

Edna Elizabeth (Blue) Logan
Nov 18, 1884 - Apr 1, 1945

MRS. EDNA LOGAN DIED HERE SUNDAY; FUNERAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. Edna Logan, aged 60 years, died Sunday morning at her residence, 625 North Commerce street, following a short illness.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Grover C. Sherman.

Surviving are two sons, Home Logan, Waxahachie and Sgt. R. C. Logan, U. S. Army, Philippines; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Jack Davis, Weslaco.

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James Pinkney Chambless
Sep 16, 1918 - Apr 29, 1945

J. P. CHAMBLISS DIED HERE SUNDAY; RITES SET TUESDAY

J. P. Chambliss, aged 26 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Chambliss, 607 West Ninth avenue, Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock. He was a student at S. B. I. in Waxahachie.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Assembly of God Church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. J. E. Enlow.

Surviving are his parents, seven sisters, Mrs. O. M. Gilcrease, Hillsboro; Mrs. C. E. Willoughby, Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. A. A. Kutchka, Inez; Mrs. C. W. Scott, San Antonio; Mrs. R. A. Sylvester, Houston; Mrs. R. B. Bunnell, Fort Worth; and Mrs. K. B. Johnston, Elgin; two brothers, W. H. Chambliss, Arizona, and C. E. Chambliss, U. S. Army, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. P. CHAMBLESS TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. P. Chambless, 26, student in SBI, Waxahachie, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Chambless, 607 West Ninth avenue, Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Assembly of God church. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. McDonald, dean of the Southwestern Bible Institute, Waxahachie, participated in the rites, while a number of the students provided appropriate songs.

Pallbearers were Robert Falter, Bro. Hamm, Harvey Harden, Roy Bradshaw, Fred Belvin and Henry Spellrecht.

Surviving are his parents, seven sisters, Mrs. O. M. Gilcrease, Hillsboro; Mrs. C. E. Willoughby, Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. A. A. Kutchka, Inez; Mrs. C. W. Scott, San Antonio; Mrs. R. A. Sylvester, Houston; Mrs. R. B. Bunnell, Fort Worth, and Mrs. K. E. Johnston, Elgin; two brothers, W. H. Chambless, Arizona, and C. E. Chambless, U. S. Army, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Ora Malcolm Gilcrease
Nov 29, 1893 - Apr 7, 1962

O. M. Gilcrease Rites Monday

O. M. Gilcrease, 68, retired farmer, died at his home, 1411 West Park Avenue, Saturday night following an extended illness. He was a native of the Emhouse community.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Carl Stephan, Newton Baptist minister; Rev. Howard Schenk, Hillsboro Baptist minister, and Rev. John Dillingham, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, five sons, Clarence and Melvin Gilcrease, both of San Antonio; Norman Gilcrease, Corsicana; James Earl and Carl Gilcrease, both of Arlington; two daughters, Mrs. Edgar Varner, Hart, and Mrs. J. A. Halbert, Arlington; 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, V. T. Gilcrease, Hubbard; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Walthall, Olton, and Mrs. Lizzie Hodge, Gladewater, and other relatives. One daughter, Mrs. R. L. Pate, preceded her father in death in 1948 at Monument, N. M.

Pallbearers were J. L. Johnston, Ralph Wooten, J. M. Boone, C. Q. Blocker, Loyd Anderson, W. W. McClure, Wayne Nelson and Alton Thompson.

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Willie Joe (Reed) Basham
Dec 13, 1866 - Oct 10, 1945

MRS. W. J. BASSHAM DIED ON WEDNESDAY; RITES BE THURSDAY

Mrs. Willie J. Bassham, aged 78 years, native of Kentucky, died at 104 East First avenue Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Standifer.

Mrs. Bassham had resided in Corsicana 40 years.

Surviving are a son, H. M. Bassham, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Pike and Mrs. Walter Gilmore both of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. S. Gilmore, Kilgore; three sisters, Mrs. George Beaumaster, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Henry Renfrow, Houston, and Mrs. W. T. Matthews, Corsicana; seven brothers, George Reed, Angus; Millard Reed, Corsicana; Scott Reed, Mexia; Jimmie Reed, Hartford, Ill.; Allen Reed, Corsicana, Henry Reed, Corsicana, and Perry Reed, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George Hudson, Ernest Beckham, T. L. Matthews, Walter Hamilton, Jack Megarity, and Frank McCuiston.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct. 10, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Simpson Arthur “Simp” Basham buried in Bethlehem cemetery, Whitney, Texas; d/o James T. Reed & Martha Jane (Ginsel) Reed

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CHURCH SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. W. J. BASSHAM

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie J. Bassham, aged 78 years, who died at 104 East First Avenue early Wednesday morning, were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Standifer.

A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Bassham had resided in Corsicana for 40 years.

Surviving are a son, H. M. Bassham, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Pike and Mrs. Walter Gilmore both of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. S. Gilmore, Kilgore; three sisters, Mrs. George Beaumaster, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Henry Renfrow, Houston, and Mrs. W. T. Matthews, Corsicana; seven brothers, George Reed, Angus; Millard Reed, Corsicana; Scott Reed, Mexia; Jimmie Reed, Hartford, Ill.; Allen Reed, Corsicana, Henry Reed, Corsicana, and Perry Reed, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Hudson, Ernest Beckham, T. L. Matthews, Walter Hamilton, Jack Megarity, and Frank McCuiston.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Lt. Col. Harold James Weiler
Apr 12, 1886 - Nov 18, 1945

LT. COL. H. J. WEILER KILLED IN UNUSUAL ACCIDENT SUNDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES SCHEDULED IN CORSICANA TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Lt.-Col. H. J. Weiler, 59, of Austin, accidentally killed Sunday near Refugio, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, and Frank J. Dunn, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Wichita Falls and American Legion Post 316 at Austin.

Col. Weiler went duck hunting with his son, Lt. Col. John Weiler, also of Austin, early Sunday morning, and the elder hunter had fallen asleep, according to Associated Press dispatches relative to the accident, when a motorist driving through the field crashed through the blind. Col. Weiler died within a few minutes in the arms of his son who was unharmed.

Reared In Corsicana.
The veteran officer, procurement officer for the state selective service department, a native of Illinois who was reared in Corsicana, was one of the best known military officers in Texas, and was due to go on terminal leave December 29, with full retirement on his sixtieth birthday, April 30, next year. he enlisted in the cavalry in 1907 and was commissioned Feb. 22, 1912. He had border service as a first lieutenant of cavalry beginning May 17, 1916, and was captain in the 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division overseas service in World War I. He became commander of the 131st Field Artillery with the rank of colonel, and in 1935, was appointed U. S. Property and disbursing officer of Texas with the rank of lieutenant Colonel, QMC, for this service.

In 1940, when the service was federalized, Col. Weiler, became the procurement officer for state selective service, an office he held until his death.

Col. Weiler’s Survivors.
Surviving are his wife of Austin, formerly Ruby Houson of Corsicana; two sons, Col. John E. Weiler, Austin, and Lt-Comdr, H. J. Weiler, Jr., U. S. Navy plane carrier, now en route to Guam in the Pacific ; a daughter, Mrs. William Lightsey, Arlington, Va.; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, George W. Weiler, Des Moines, Iowa, and L. F. Weiler, Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Otis Nelson , Wichita Falls; John Pugh Humphrey, Wichita Falls; Lt. -Col. Joe M. Daniel, Corsicana; Jerry Daniel, Kerens; Hugh T. Sparks, Major Festus A. Pierce, Percy Blackburn, N. Suttle Roberts, and J. A. Sowell, all of Corsicana; Major John Lipscomb, Austin; Major Hal C. Johnson, Austin, and Ben Lockhart,Austin.

Honorary pallbearers were officers of the state selective service headquarters in Austin.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 19, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army WWI - Retired -
  • h/o Ruby Dawson (Houston) Weiler; s/o Johan Ludwig “John Lewis” Weiler & Ellen “Nellie” (Callahan/Penick) Weiler

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RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR LT. COL. WEILER, VICTIM OF ACCIDENT

Funeral rites were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock for Lt.-Col. H. J. Weiler, 59, of Austin, who was accidentally killed near Refugio, Texas Sunday morning while duck hunting. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, and Frank J. Dunn, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Col. Weiler, who was reared in Corsicana, was asleep in a duck blind when an automobile crashed through the blind, inflicting fatal injuries. His son, Lt.-Col. John E. Weiler, who was with him, was uninjured. His son Lt.-Col. John E., a member of the Wichita Falls Masonic Lodge and the Austin American Legion Post No. 316.

Long Service Record
Joining the army in 1907, he saw service on the Mexican border, World War I, commanded the 131st Field Artillery, and for the past several years had been procurement officer for the state selective service headquarters in Austin. He would have been retired in a short time.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Houston Weiler, Austin, formerly of Corsicana; two sons, Lt.-Col. John E. Weiler, Austin, and Lt-Commander, H. J. Weiler, Jr., U. S. Navy, Pacific area; a daughter, Mrs. William Lightsey, Arlington, Va.; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, George W. Weiler, Des Moines, Iowa, and L. F. Weiler, Houston.

Pallbearers were Otis Nelson and John Pugh Humphrey, both of Wichita Falls; Lt. -Col. Joe M. Daniel, Hugh T. Sparks, Major Festus A. Pierce, Percy Blackburn, N. Suttle Roberts, J. A. Sowell, all of Corsicana; Jerry Daniel, Kerens; Major John Lipscomb, Major Hal C. Johnson, Ben Lockhart, Brig-Gen. J. Watt Page and Major William Ransom, all of Austin.

Honorary pallbearers were officers of the state selective service headquarters in Austin.

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Henry Albert McManus, Sr.
Oct 13, 1905 - Oct 24, 1945

HARRY A. M’MANUS DIED ON WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Harry A. McManus, aged 40 years, died at the family residence, 214 East Second avenue, Wednesday morning at an early hour.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita McManus, Corsicana; three sons, Harry, Kenneth Ray and Carlton McManus; a daughter, Loretta McManus, all of Corsicana, and three brothers, Otto, Will and Dolph McManus, all of Georgia.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR H. A. M’MANUS THURSDAY

Funeral services for Henry Albert McManus, aged 40 years, who died at the family residence, 214 East Second avenue, early Wednesday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. L. Murdaugh, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita McManus, Corsicana; three sons, Albert, Jr., Kenneth Ray and Carlton McManus; a daughter, Loretta McManus, all of Corsicana, and three brothers, Otto, Will and Dolph McManus, all of Georgia.

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Nellie (Craig) McManus
Dec 29, 1880 - Nov 17. 1971

Mrs. McManus

Mrs. W. H. McManus, 90, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Brenham, Texas, she had lived in Corsicana for 19 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roy Ward officiating, and burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. McManus is survived by one son, H. R. McManus of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. John J. Craig of Corsicana; a grandson, H. R. McManus, Jr. of Houston; a granddaughter, Mrs. G. H. Galny of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be H. R. McManus, Jr., G. H. Galny, Roy K. Galny, Robert N. Galny, H. Foster Burgess and K. H. Herweck.

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Warren Hopp McManus
Dec 12, 1876 - Apr 13, 1954

Warren McManus Expires Tuesday

Warren H. McManus, 77, retired warehouse operator, and transfer man, 2945 West Fourth Avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning. He had been ill since December.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Eillsville, Miss., McManus resided in Galveston for 35 years and in Waco seven years before moving to Corsicana about 18 months ago.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. John J. Craig, both of Corsicana; a son, Harold R. McManus, Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John C. Horn, Guy M. Blair, A. C. Fickel and O. O. Ohleson, all of Waco; W. B. Woodall and W. V. Jackson, both of Corsicana.

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Bobbie Ruth (Kenly) Burkey
Sep 27, 1932 - Aug 17, 2019

Bobbie Ruth Burkey went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. She was born Sept. 27, 1932 in Draw, Texas to Lewis and Tressie Kenly. She married the love of her life, James E. Burkey on June 26, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas. They were blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Bobbie was preceded in death by husband Jimmy, her parents and step-mother, Rose.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Karen and Rex Clayton of Tishomingo, OK, Terri and Drew Atkinson of Greenville, TX and Randy and Kelli Burkey of Corsicana and grandchildren Kendra Webb and Gary, Kyle Clayton and April, Marc Atkinson and Wendy, Stacie Hodel and Eric, Britni Ganze and Jeffrey, Lindsay Ellis and Stephen, Blake Burkey and Lydia and her great grandchildren, Jacob, Jonah and Kinley Wiss, Maycee and Grayson Webb, Mackenzie and Nolan Clayton, Andrew and Emma Hodel, Juniper Atkinson, Daxton Ganze, Luke Ellis, Lucy and Ryker Burkey. Step-sister Joy Mazy and husband Jack and family.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Aug. 22, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 n the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jessie Fred Jacobs
May 27, 1931 - Aug 15, 2019

Jessie Fred Jacobs, born May 27, 1931 had graced our presence for 88 years. Fred was a loving husband to Lourine for 55 years until her death in 2006 and Helen for 9 years until her death in 2017. He was born in Corsicana, Texas and was a very religious man and eventually returned to Corsicana in his latter years. He was welcomed home to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on August 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Fred touched the lives of so many people during the course of his life and was considered a Patriarch, Teacher, Coach, Leader of Men, Confidant, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. All that met him and took the time to know him thought of him as the greatest person they had ever met. He was the kind of man that no one person was a stranger and all deserved the respect of a handshake and introduction. Fred was the eldest of 10 children of Arvel and Myrtle Jacobs. He was highly regarded in his field of work in water utilities for the Cities of Corsicana, Richardson, Cleburne and Mesquite TX for over 35 years. During his years of public service his accomplishments were measured in his eyes as his greatest accomplishments other than being the religious and family man that all knew him to be. He was a Veteran of the National Guard as a Platoon Sergeant and First Lieutenant which included active duty in Fort Polk, LA during the Berlin Wall crisis. Fred believed that as long as his memory survives him, adulations are unnecessary as long as love survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters; Jerry Jacobs, Jake Jacobs, Marie Chapman, and Melba Helms who were called home before him.

Fred is survived by his other brothers and sisters; Bobby Jacobs, Ray Jacobs, David Jacobs, Eleanor Greer, and Sandra Hughes to carry on his legacy as they all are as loving and caring as he was. He is also survived by his children; Wesley Jacobs and wife Della, Freeda Miers and husband Ed, and Wayde Jacobs and wife Penny. Fred leaves behind to cherish his memories 9 grandchildren who he loved and adored; Corbett Flores, Angela Henry, Matt Archer, Heath Jacobs, Ashley Newton, Carlyn Matia, Tony Nobra, Andrew Miers and Claire Jacobs. He is also survived by 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild that will be part of his legacy this year; Nick Flores, Cassandra Flores, Noah Brooks, Landry Newton, Aydan Miers, Jackson Brooks, James Matia, Jemma Miers, Aidan Nobra, Damian Nobra, Jonah Parks Miers and Baby Matia October 2019.

Visitation to honor his life will be on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 6-8pm at Corley Funeral Home. Services to remember his life and legacy will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2pm at Corley Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Ratcliff officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat along side his loving wife Lourine and his parents, Arvel and Myrtle Jacobs. Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Archer, Heath Jacobs, Chris Henry, Lance Hughes, Corbett Flores, Estaban Pachero, Randall Jacobs and Michael Jacobs.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church at 1437 S. 45th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75151.
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  • h/o Lourine (Higginbotham) Jacobs & Helen G. (Smith) Perry-Jacobs; s/o Arvel Lee Jacobs & Myrtle Elizabeth (Jergins) Jacobs
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
     

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Fred Jacobs, 88, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 in the

Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gene Ratcliff officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Bobby Clifford Compton
Jun 20, 1935 - Aug 16, 2019

Bobby Clifford Compton went to his heavenly home Aug. 16, 2019. He was born in Purdon, Tx on June 20, 1935 to Alma Lane and Thomas Allen Compton. Bobby leaves behind the love of his life, "Honey" Dianne Brown Compton. They would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on Sept. 11, 2019.

In 1953 Purdon High School held their graduation ceremony with Bobby Compton as the Valedictorian, Most Athletic, Most Handsome and Most Popular. Every year since 1953 he planned the 1953 class reunion. Every year there was 100% attendance. Bobby was the one and only graduating senior. He always laughed saying he was the only Valedictorian with an average of 70+. The Waco paper published his Purdon High School graduation story.

Bobby's first job was with the First National Bank. He entered the Air Force in 1954 where he served as a crew member on the B-29 Bomber. This was the one of Bobby's proudest moments of his life. He has been a patriotic veteran ever since. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force Bobby was a Corsicana fireman. He then went to work for NIPAK at Trinidad. Bobby then went to work for Chattanooga Glass where he started a new career as "General Commodity Distribution Engineer. He always laughed and said "as a truck driver," which lasted for 48 years.

Bobby was an avid Antique Car collector and he enjoyed the different Antique Car Shows where he met many people and made new friends. He still has his 1941 Chevrolet Business Coup. He also loved restoring Antique Classic Tractors. He enjoyed driving his antique car or classic tractors in the Derrick Days Parade as well as any other parades he could make it to. Bobby loved many rides with Dianne, Jerod, and his buddies on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He never wanted to go anywhere without Dianne. He would start out on his Harley for rides with his buddies and stop because "Honey" wasn't with him. On one trip he went as far as Snyder but turned around and headed back home. His buddies nicknamed him "Turn Around Bobby."

Bobby is survived by his wife; sons, Joe-Bob and Stephanie Compton, Jon Compton and Jerod Compton; grandchildren, Lauren Compton and her boyfriend Stewart Cunningham, Zachary Compton and girlfriend Ashlyn Heygood, Aaron Compton, Alston Compton and wife Jessica; great grandchildren, Leah and Adalyn of Fort Worth; brother, Thomas Allen Compton, Jr. and wife Sharon; sister, Glenda Parrish and husband Neely; sister-in-law, Donna Brown Lough and husband Terry; brother-in-laws, David Brown and wife Linda, Dennis Brown and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Bobby was a faithful member who loved his Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana. Bobby loved his church family who stood by him during his illness giving him hope, love, support and comfort. The family would like to thank Westhill Church of Christ members for their prayers, love and support, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars for their respect, support and Color Guard. Many thanks to Traditions Hospice of Ennis, Jennifer Tatum, Mary Hicks, Vicki Anderson and Rick Hersey for their loving care of Bobby and for our family.

Visitation was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug, 21, 2019 at Westhill Church of Christ followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. officiated by Tim Cook.

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Vernia (Carter) Cotton
died Aug 12, 2019

Vernia Carter Cotton, a Corsicana resident passed away Aug. 12, 2019 at her residence. She retired from Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Viewing will take place one hour prior to service. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17, 2019 at Mt. B Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow, Rev. Nathan Carter, pastor.

Service are under the direction of Jackson Community Funeral Home 1412 MLK Jr. Blvd Waxahachie, Tx. 972 937 5380

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Ida Rosalee (Lord) Clarke
Feb 8, 1870 - Jun 21, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICE FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. IDA CLARK

Mrs. Ida R. Clark, aged 75 years, died suddenly at 128 Avenue E. Thursday morning.

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

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Clark had resided here 50 years.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Clark, Corsicana, and Arthur Clark, Orieuta, Okla.; two brothers, B. L. Lord, Waxahachie, and W. E. Lord, Corsicana and several grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 21, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel A. “Sam” Clarke married Dec. 13, 1888 buried in Campbell-Elrod cemetery d/o Milton Martin Lord and Margaret Ellen “Maggie” (Nash) Lord buried in Campbell-Elrod cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. IDA CLARK FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida R. Clarke, aged 75 years, who died here Thursday morning were held from the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

A native of Georgia, she had resided here 50 years.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Clark, Corsicana and Arthur Clark, Orieunta, Okla.; two brothers, B. L. Lord, Waxahachie, and W. E. Lord, Corsicana and seven grandchildren.

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Arthur Thomas Clarke
Jun 1, 1892 - Aug 24, 1948

ARTHUR T. CLARKE FUNERAL SERVICE IS HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Arthur T. Clarke, aged 57 years, native of Drane, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are a brother, Robert Clarke, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Windsor Lord, Alton Lord, Bemis Lord, Tracy Lord, Joe Lord, Thurber Lord, Edward Lord and H. G. Clarke, all cousins.

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Oscar Lougee Smith, Dr.
Mar 3, 1876 - Apr 1, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DR. O. L. SMITH TUESDAY MORNING

PROMINENT CORSICANA DENTIST FATALLY STRICKEN HEART ATTACK

Dr. O. L. Smith, aged 69 years, prominent dentist, died at his home, 114 North Thirty-First street at an early hour Sunday from what was ascribed by physicians as a heart attack while asleep. Dr. Smith was at his office, when he went home because he did not feel well. He was accompanied home by his son-in-law, H. E. Thornhill, and grandson, H. E. Thornhill, Jr., both of Houston.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be T. J. Walton, Jack Megarity, J. L. Jackson, C. B. Haley, W. P. Brown, Claude L. Milburn, W. W. Gage and Judge C. E. McWilliams. Honorary pallbearers will be stewards of the Methodist church, members of the Brotherhood Bible class and friends of the family.

A native Texan, Dr. Smith resided at Chappell Hill, Washington county, prior to moving to Navarro county. He had been a practicing dentist in Corsicana 38 years and was prominent in civic, religious, fraternal and other circles here.

Dr. Smith had been a steward of the First Methodist church for many years. A trustee of the Knights of Pythias Lodge. Dr. Smith was a member of all branches of the Masonic Lodge and was an Odd Fellow. He was a member of the Corsicana Rotary Club.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Thornhill, Houston; a son, Dr. Irwin Smith, New York City, surgeon; two grandchildren, H. E. Thornhill, Jr., and Betty Jane Thornhill, both of Houston; a brother, John B. Smith and a sister, Mrs. Flotie Beauchamp, both of Kerens, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 2, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fannie J. (Fletcher) Smith; s/o John B. Smith, Sr. & Clara Marie (Lougee) Smith buried in Kerens cemetery, Kerens, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING DR. O. L. SMITH

Funeral services for Dr. O. L. Smith, 69, long-time dentist and church, civic and fraternal leader here, who died early Sunday morning, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. A steward of the First Methodist church, Dr. Smith was a Rotarian, Mason, Knight of Pythias and an Odd Fellow.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, a brother, a sister, and other relatives.

Dr. Smith a native Texan, had resided in Corsicana 38 years.

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Fannie J. (Fletcher) Smith
Sep 6, 1880 - Feb 22, 1966

Mrs. O. L. Smith Dies Tuesday In Houston

Mrs. Fannie J. Smith, 85, formerly of Corsicana died in Houston Tuesday. She was the widow of the late Dr. O. L. Smith, Corsicana dentist.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Settgast-Kopf Funeral Chapel in Houston with Rev. Thomas S. Summers officiating. Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Summers conducting the rites here.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Thornhill, Houston; a son, Dr. E. F. Smith, New York City; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Tracy Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. Helen Roberts, Houston; Mrs. T. S. Ogle, Waco, and Mrs. L. E. Eliskis, Hillsboro; a brother, W. H. Fletcher, Whitney, and other relatives.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

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Thursday Rites For Mrs. Smith

Services for Mrs. Fannie J. Smith, 85, who died in Houston Tuesday, were held from the Settgast-Kopf Funeral Chapel in Houston with graveside services at Oakwood cemetery here at 2:30 p.m.

The rites both in Houston and Corsicana were conducted by Rev. Thomas S. Summers, Methodist minister.

Mrs. Smith was the widow of the late Dr. O. L. Smith, long-time Corsicana dentist.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Thornhill, Houston; a son, Dr. E. F. Smith, New York City; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Tracy Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. Helen Roberts, Houston; Mrs. T. S. Ogle, Waco, and Mrs. L. E. Eliskis, Hillsboro; a brother, W. H. Fletcher, Whitney, and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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John Elijah Mann
Jun 19, 1886 - Jul 16, 1945

JOHN E. MANN DIED MONDAY AFTERNOON; RITES WEDNESDAY

John E. Mann, aged 58 years, 708 West Thirteenth avenue, died Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Jesse Mann, Dallas; B. Mann, Corsicana; Clarence Mann, California and Doyle Mann, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Bottoms, Columbus, Ga., and Miss Lorene Mann, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Joel Sink, Corsicana; three brothers, Clarence Mann, San Antonio; Jesse Mann, Houston, and Tommie Mann, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Myers, Phoenix, Ariz., three grandchildren, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Frank Dunn, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, minister and Rev. A. L. Meador, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be T. B. Dixon, Cap Curington, Clarence Powell, John Kelly, R. W. Fowler and W. B. Turnes.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN E. MANN HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for John E. Mann, aged 58 years, who died Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Frank Dunn, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Rev. A. L. Meador, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Jesse Mann, Dallas; B. Mann, Corsicana; Clarence Mann, California, and Doyle Mann, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Bottoms, Columbus, Ga., and Miss Lorene Mann, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Joel Sink, Corsicana; three brothers, Clarence Mann, San Antonio; Jesse Mann, Houston; and Tommie Mann, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Myers, Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. B. Dixon, Cap Curington, Clarence Powell, John Kelly, R. W. Fowler and W. B. Turnes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 18, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Pearl (Sawyer) Mann married Jul. 12, 1908 2nd wife Maude Agnes (Kelly) Mann married Dec. 5, 1920 3rd wife Alverado (Simon) Mann married Dec 26, 1928; s/o George Washington Mann & Lydia Barbara (Bentley) Burke-Mann-Sink

David Columbus Davis
Apr 27, 1857 - May 10, 1945

RITES HELD FRIDAY FOR DAVID C. DAVIS; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

David C. Davis, aged 88 years, died at his home, 1018 South Seventeenth street, Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held from the Assembly of God church Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the church. He had resided in Corsicana the past 18 years.

Surviving are seven sons, Lillard Davis, Brownwood; Willie Davis, Haskell, Okla.; Homer Davis, Brady; Jesse Davis, Blanket; Massey Davis, Athens; Alvin Davis, Electra, and Dewey Davis, U. S. Army; three daughters, Mrs. Mae Wright, Sidney; Mrs. M. M. Whitaker, Corsicana, and Mrs. Daniel Lee Garner, Venus; one sister in California, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

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Jesse Columbus Davis
Mar 30, 1904 - Mar 15, 1965

Jesse C. Davis Dies At Snyder

Jesse C. Davis, 60, formerly of Corsicana, died in Snyder Sunday.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Oleta Davis, Snyder; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Michael, Waco; Mrs. Barbara May, Athens, and Mrs. Louise Williams, Fairfield; three sons, J. E. Davis, Spearman; Robert L. Davis, Boise, Idaho; and Tommy Davis, Roswell, N. M.; 13 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. G. Garner, Alvarado, and Mrs. Maudie Whitaker, Corsicana; five brothers, Dewey, Lillard and Moses Davis, all of Athens; homer Davis, Melvin, and Alvin Davis, Electra.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 16, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Edna Mae (Webster) Davis 2nd wife Oleta (UNKNOWN) Davis; s/o David Columbus Davis & Martha Hepziah (Brush) Davis

Melvina Agnes Josephine “Josie” (King) Hoffman
Sep 29, 1863 - Nov 18, 1945

RITES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. JOSEPHINE HOFFMAN

Mrs. Josephine Hoffman aged 82 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Bostick, Corsicana, Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

A native of Tennessee, she had resided in Corsican many years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bostick, Corsicana; Mrs. T. D. Sheehan, Fort Worth; Mrs. T. A. Greene, Irving; and Mrs. M. C. Phelps, Corsicana; two brothers, Frank King, Corsicana and Melvin King, Mt. Pleasant; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Willie M. (Watkins) McFadden
Jul 30, 1876 - Nov 17, 1945

MRS. W. T. M’FADDEN DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. W. T. McFadden, aged 69 years, died at the family home, 826 South Sixteenth street, Friday night.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. McFadden had resided in Navarro county most of her life.

Surviving are her husband, W. T. McFadden and a son, Ray McFadden, both of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. W. T. M’FADDEN WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. McFadden, aged 69 years, who died Friday night at the family home, 826 South Sixteenth street, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Mississippi, she had resided in Navarro county most of her life.

Surviving are her husband, W. T. McFadden and a son, Ray McFadden, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Clarence Power, Doyle Pevehouse, A. E. Foster, K. L. McKeown, W. E. Lee and George Jenkins.

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Nancy Elizabeth “Bettie” (Turner) Hamilton
Apr 27, 1871 - Nov 17, 1945

MONDAY MORNING RITES HELD FOR MRS. D. R. HAMILTON

Mrs. Bettie Hamilton, aged 74, of Dawson died Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, D. R. Hamilton, Dawson; two sons, R. D. Hamilton, Corsicana and P. W. Hamilton, Haggerman, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Ellie Towers, San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Rance Turner, New Mexico, and Joe Turner, Arizona.

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Jamie Hamilton
Feb 28, 1885 - Jan 28, 1945

JAMIE HAMILTON, FORMER CORSICANAN, DIED IN DALLAS

Jamie Hamilton died in Dallas Monday and the body will be brought here for interment. Rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery at 4:15 Tuesday afternoon.

He was born and reared in Corsicana, moving to Dallas several years ago. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Hamilton, pioneer residents of Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Jack R. Hamilton, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Shaw, San Francisco, Cal.; two brothers, Judge Dexter Hamilton, Dallas; R. H. Hamilton, Port Lavaca and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 29, 194
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Willie Alabama (Petty) Hamilton married Nov. 23, 1904 2nd wife Mable (UNKNOWN) Hamilton; s/o Neal Smith Hamilton & Mary Ann (Hunter) Hamilton

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMIE HAMILTON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Jamie Hamilton, aged 58 years, apartment house operator in Dallas, a native and former resident of Corsicana, were held at Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday afternoon where interment was made. Hamilton was fatally shot in Dallas Sunday night.

Press dispatches from Dallas state that Edwin Clinton Lewis, 63, Grand Prairie barber, has been charged in a formal complaint with murder in connection with the death of Hamilton. Five shots were fired, on taking effect in the abdomen and two in the heart, it was stated.

Hamilton was well known in IOOF circles.

Surviving are a son, Jack R. Hamilton, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Shaw, San Francisco, Cal.; two brothers, Judge Dexter Hamilton, Dallas; R. H. Hamilton, Port Lavaca and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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Alfred Badgett Green
Feb 15, 1867 - Feb 13, 1955

Alfred B. Green Services Monday

Alfred B. Green, retired farmer, 2100 West Fourteenth avenue, died Sunday. He was born, February 15, 1867, and would have been 88 years of age had he lived until Tuesday. He was a native of Arkansas.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Wilmoth Knight, Waco; Mrs. Bertha Wilson, Prairie Hill; Mrs. Gertrude Beasley and Mrs. Virgie Lee White, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jewell Booth, Dallas; three sons, W. A. Green, Corsicana; A. L. Green, Fort Worth, and W. W. Green, Tyler; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marrie Murray, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Chester Tull, Satin, Texas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

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Sarah Almedia (Lee) Green
Oct 21, 1881 - Oct 24, 1972

Mrs. Green

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. A. B. Green, 91, of Kemp, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Royce Measures will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Franklin and resident of Kemp for seven years.

Survivors include two sons, Alfred L. Green of Waco, and Warren W. Green of Tyler; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Franklin of Moody, Mrs. Jewell Booth of Dallas and Mrs. Virgie Lee Houston of Kemp; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Mrs. Green

Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at a local funeral chapel for Mrs. A. B. Green, 91, of Kemp, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Royce Measures and Rev. Frank R. Williams, Jr. officiated, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, three daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Mary Elizabeth (Phelps) Mattingly
May 6, 1872 - Jul 12, 1945

MRS. R. MATTINGLY DIED LAST NIGHT; RITES ON SATURDAY

Mrs. R. Mattingly, aged 73 years, died at the family residence, 702 North Twenty-Third street Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. A. Byrd, Corsicana, and Margaret Mattingly, Beaumont, two sons, V. R. Mattingly, Houston, and D. N. Mattingly, Beaumont; four grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. M. Autry, Claude Milburn, Charles Steely, L. F. Flynn, Dr. L. C. Polk and D. Byrd.

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MRS. R. MATTINGLY RITES ON SATURDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. R. Mattingly, aged 73 years, who died at the family home, 702 North Twenty- Third street, Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the first Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Byrd, Corsicana and Miss Margaret Mattingly, Beaumont; two sons, V. R. Mattingly, Houston, and D. N. Mattingly, Beaumont; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. M. Autry, J. M. Chambliss, Claude Milburn, Charles Steely, L. F. Flynn, Dr. L. C. Polk and D. Byrd.

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Douglas Nicholas Mattingly, Sr., Dr.
Aug 17, 1905 - Aug 20, 1966

Sunday Rites D. N. Mattingly

Graveside rites for Douglas N. Mattingly, 62, native of Corsicana, who died suddenly in Beaumont Saturday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday at 4 p.m. with Rev. Eugene E. Wood, Westminister Presbyterian church minister, officiating.

Earlier services were held Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Williams Funeral Chapel in Beaumont.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Dr. Douglas Mattingly, III; and Martin Mattingly instructor at Lamar Tech, all of Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Byrd, Corsicana, and Mrs. D. F. Gray, Houston; a brother, V. R. Mattingly, Houston, and other relatives.

He was connected with the United Gas Pipeline Company for 36 years and was area storekeeper for the pipeline and United Gas Corporation.

He was a Presbyterian and founder of the Beaumont Little League and at one time was athletic director for the Beaumont YMCA. He was president of the Jefferson county school board in the 1940s.

Mattingly also was a 32nd degree Mason.

Corley directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 22, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vae (Folkland) Mattingly buried Magnolia cemetery, Beaumont, Tx; s/o Richard Mattingly & Mary Elizabeth (Phelps) Mattingly

Ernest Hugh Mattingly
Mar 2, 1896 - Jul 16, 1927

ERNEST MATTINGLY DIED SATURDAY IN TERRELL; HOME HERE

Ernest Mattingly, aged about 30 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mattingly, 702 North Twenty-Third street, died in Terrell Saturday morning and the body is scheduled to arrive here Saturday night, according to information received here Saturday.

Funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of Mr. Mattingly, who is out of the city.

Surviving are his parents, one sister, Mrs. Chas. Bird, Corsicana; one brother, Douglas Mattingly of San Antonio and other relatives.

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Janie Olepta (Mattingly) Byrd
Oct 6, 1894 - Apr 16, 1977

Mrs. Byrd

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles W. (Janie) Byrd, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday, are to be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Lansford officiating. Burial is to be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack Sherman of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. D. F. Gray of Houston; and two grandsons, Patrick Sherman and Dick Sherman, both of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Byrd

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Charles W. (Janie) Byrd, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Twilight Home.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, a sister and two grandsons.

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Joseph Gulliver “Joe” Willis
Nov 14. 1852 - Jan 12, 1923

HAD LIVED HERE FORTY YEARS

Well Known Carpenter Died This Morning

Joe G. Willis, age 71 years, died at 2 o’clock this morning at his home on North Fourteenth street, and the funeral took place from the home at 4 o’clock this afternoon with Rev. C. A. Chasteen, pastor of the First Christian church officiating. In a note written to the pastor of the church some months ago the deceased requested “that the members of the Bible class of the Sunday school of that church act as active pall bearers at his funeral, ant the membership of the church be the honorary pall bearers. He further said in this note that because of the hardships of life due to the fact that he had a large family to rear, that he had not been as active in the public worship of the church as he would like to have been but that the God to whom he prayed in secret had rewarded openly.: Joe Willis was a good man and citizen and had the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. The funeral today was largely attended and there were many beautiful flowers. He is survived by eight children, Scott, Fred, Alvin and Claude Willis, Mrs. Kate Caskey, Mrs. Lige Martin, Mrs. Grace Williford and Mrs. Callie Howard.

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Della Emma (Redick) Swarthout
Sep 3, 1875 - Feb 8, 1945

MRS. D. A. SWARTHOUT DIED ON THURSDAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Mrs. D. A. Swarthout, aged 69 years, died at her home, 2421 West Seventh avenue Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, D. A. Swarthout, Corsicana; two sons, W. E. and M. C. Swarthout, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Gloger, Burkburnett, and Mrs. W. C. Crawford, Chanute, Kan.; a brother, Samuel Redick, Spencer, W. Va.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Funeral Services Held Saturday For Mrs. D. A. Swarthout

Funeral services for Mrs. D. A. Swarthout, 69, who died at her home here Thursday, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the Corley Chapel. Rev. J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, two daughters, a brother, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles Reeves, S. L. Brashear, W. G. Owen, G. C. Tipping, Ed Land and Jack Dill.

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Delbert Aaron “Tompy” Swarthout
Apr 25, 1873 - Apr 13, 1953

D. A. Swarthout Expires Monday

D. A. Swarthout, 79, retired oil field driller, formerly of Corsicana, died at his home in Waco Monday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here, and Rev. F. Johnson, pastor of the Asbury Methodist church in Waco.

Swarthout retired two years ago. He had resided in Waco since 1947, residing in Corsicana many years prior to that time.

He was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here and the Basin Springs Masonic Lodge at Eureka Springs, Ark.

Surviving are his wife of Waco; two sons, W. E. Swarthout, Florence, Ariz., and Monte C. Swarthout, Mt. Calm; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Gloger, Burkburnett, and Mrs. W. C. Crawford, Chanute, Kansas; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Frank Swarthout, Alice, and Arch Swarthout, Ardmore, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Herrelty, Orange, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lee Brashear, Corsicana; Claudis Ripley, Waco; Harvey Meadows, McGregor; Gerald Tipping, Sundown; Ed Ferrell, Mt. Calm; Claude Harvey and Ernest Evans, both of Waco.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 13, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Della Emma (Redick) Swarthout 2nd wife Tommie (Kahn) Sikes-Walker-Swarthout buried in Oakwood cemetery, Waco, Tx. s/o Edgar Swarthout and Mary Elizabeth (Graves) Swarthout

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D. A. Swarthout Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for D. A. Swarthout, 79, who died at his home in Waco, Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which he was a member, and Rev. Roy F. Johnson, pastor of the Ashbury Methodist church, Waco.

Swarthout retired as an oil field driller several years ago. Prior to moving to Waco in 1947, he had resided in Corsicana for many years. He was a member of the Basin Springs Masonic Lodge at Eureka Springs, Ark.

Surviving are his wife of Waco; two sons, W. E. Swarthout, Florence, Ariz., and Monte C. Swarthout, Mt. Calm; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Gloger, Burkburnett, and Mrs. W. C. Crawford, Chanute, Kansas; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Frank Swarthout, Alice, and Arch Swarthout, Ardmore, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Herrelty, Orange, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee Brashear, Corsicana; Claudis Ripley, Waco; Harvey Meadows, McGregor; Gerald Tipping, Sundown; Ed Ferrell, Mt. Calm; Claude Harvey and Ernest Evans, both of Waco.

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John William Bunch
Mar 13, 1896 - Oct 26, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR JOHN W. BUNCH

DAILY SUN REPORTER FATALLY INJURED WHEN HIT BY AUTOMOBILE

John William Bunch, aged 50 years, 1413 West Fifth Avenue, reporter for this newspaper more than 29 years, died in the Navarro Clinic, at 7:15 o’clock Friday night from injuries sustained about 4 o’clock two miles north of Corsicana in an automobile-pedestrian mishap.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Bunch was a member.

Made Statement to Officers.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Pryor of Rusk, en route home from Fort Worth, occupants of the 1941 Chevrolet automobile figuring in the fatal accident made statements to J. C. Roe, county attorney, and C. O. Curington, sheriff, and other county authorities following the accident. The automobile was proceeding in a southerly direction on Highway 75, it was stated. Bunch, playing golf on the nearby Oaks gold course, had hooked his second shot on the Number One fairway across the pavement. He had crossed the pavement, retrieved his ball, and was returning in an easterly direction to the fairway to join his companions.

No Charges Filed
According to the statement by Pryor, Bunch momentarily stopped on the shoulder and then started to cross the pavement, with the car striking him on the left leg, causing his head to strike the windshield and then falling to the pavement. He was rushed to the Clinic in a Corley ambulance. No charges were filed in the incident by county authorities after an investigation.

Bunch was playing gold with Boyce Martin, Munroe Hurley, J. Q. Hickson and Rev. F. K. Suddath, pastor of the Groesbeck Methodist church, at the time of the accident.

Native of County.
Born, March 13, 1895, at Cryer Creek, Bunch was educated at North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, and taught school several years before joining the editorial staff of this newspaper.

Bunch served in the U. S. Army Aviation in World War I, and was a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Bunch; a daughter, Patti John Bunch; father, M. D. L. Bunch, two brothers, Guy C. Bunch and Henry Bunch, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. V. E. Haws, Bonham and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be F. C. Paul, L. A. Wortham, Boyce Martin, J. Q. Hickson, M. H. DeWitt, E. E. Smith, J. S. Tekell, Dr. E. H. Newton.

Honorary pallbearers will be employes of the Corsicana Daily Sun and members of the Young Men’s Bible Class of the First Methodist church.

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JOHN WM. BUNCH RITES WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John W. Bunch, aged 50 years, 1413 West First avenue, fatally injured in an automobile – pedestrian accident Friday afternoon were held at the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which he was a member.

Bunch has been a reporter with this newspaper more than 20 years and was well-known in Navarro county. A native of Cryer Creek he was educated in North Texas State Teachers College, Denton and taught school several years before becoming connected with the Daily Sun. he served in the aviation corps a short time during World War I.

Twelfth Fatality
His death was the twelfth automobile fatality in Navarro county during 1945.

According to witnesses, Bunch had gone across Highway 75 pavement from the adjacent Oaks golf course about 4 o’clock Friday afternoon and retrieved a golf ball he had struck on the Number One fairway. He started back across the highway to join his companions, Boyce Martin, Monroe Hurley, J. Q. Hickson and Rev. F. K. Suddath, pastor of the Methodist church at Groesbeck, paused momentarily on the shoulder of the road and then started across the pavement as a car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Pryor of Rusk arrived, striking him on the left leg, causing his head to strike the car, and then his body fell to the pavement.

Died Friday Night
No complaints were filed in the case following an investigation by county officers and statements taken from those involved. Rushed to the Navarro clinic in a Corley ambulance. Bunch died at 7:15 o’clock Friday night following an operation.

Bunch was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Bunch; a daughter, Patti John Bunch; father, M. D. L. Bunch; two brothers, Guy C. Bunch and Henry Bunch, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. V. E. Haws, Bonham, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, L. A. Wortham, Boyce Martin, J. Q. Hickson, M. H. DeWitt, E. E. Smith, J. S. Tekell and Dr. E. H. Newton.

Honorary pallbeare4rs were employees of the Corsicana Daily Sun and members of the Young Men’s Bible Class of the First Methodist church Sunday school.

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Ida Edna (Ashcraft) Kirkland
Mar 25, 1883 - Oct 28, 1945

MRS. H. KIRKLAND DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL; RITES HELD MONDAY

Mrs. Hawley Kirkland died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at an early hour.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Sgt. Albert V. Kirkland and Capt. Ernest L. Kirkland, both stationed in the U. S. Army at Lawton, Okla.; one granddaughter, two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Smalling, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ralph Smalling, Trinidad; and four brothers, Clay Ashcraft, Houston; Jesse Ashcraft, Fort Worth; Bob Ashcraft, Mart, and Charles Ashcraft, San Francisco, Calif., and other relatives.

Her late husband, Hawley Kirkland, died October 9, this year, and was buried two days later.

Pallbearers were A. H. Bonner, Graham Dickson, Willie Lewis, Claude Patterson, Virgil Williamson and Lee Bonner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 29, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Hawley Kirkland d/o Robert Charles Allen Ashcraft, Rev. and Nancy Siberia Ann (Burson) Ashcraft buried in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery

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Out-of-Town Friends, Relatives At Recent Kirkland Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral of the late Mrs. Hawley Kirkland were Chief Warrant Officer and Mrs. Albert V. Kirkland, Capt. and Mrs. Lynn Kirkland and Lynn Beverly, Lawton, Okla.; H. D. Anderson, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mr. and Mrs. Ben McCullough and daughters, Nadine and Billie, Mrs. W. T. Ashcraft and daughter, Winnie Mae, Mrs. W. T. Ashcraft, Jr., of Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Walker, Mr. Elmer Moran, Mr. and Mrs. Essie Ashcraft and Mrs. J. D. Sudberry, Waco.

Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Westbrook, Mrs. Glenn West, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Capps, Mrs. Jessie Hilton, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ashcraft, Ft. Worth; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Love and sons, Richard and David, Mansfield; Mrs. Rob Anderson, Troup; Archie Kirkland, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Ashcraft and daughters, Clemmie Lee and Mary Frances, Rev. and Mrs. R. D. Ashcraft, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ashcraft, Mr. and Mrs. R. Q. Ashcraft, Mart; Mrs. J. H. Smalling, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Smalling and daughter, Margaret, Trinidad.

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Hawley Kirkland
Oct 13, 1879 - Oct 8, 1945

HAWLEY KIRKLAND DIED EARLY TODAY; RITES NOT YET SET

Hawley Kirkland, age 65, died early Tuesday morning at his home at 1044 South Seventeenth street.

He was for many years active in local Masonic circles, and Masons will have charge of the burial services. Funeral arrangements are in charge of McCammon Funeral Home, but have not been completed.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Albert V. Kirkland, Chief Warrant Officer, who has recently returned from Germany; Capt. Ernest Kirkland, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; one sister, Mrs. Bob Ashcroft, Waco; three brothers, Clarence Kirkland, Navasota, Archie Kirkland, Houston and B. Kirkland, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and one great-granddaughter.

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HAWLEY KIRKLAND FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Hawley Kirkland, 65, who died at his home here Tuesday morning will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel with Rev. Jack Goff officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, one sister, three brothers, one granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be O. W. Allison, Claude Patterson, Earl Smalling, Hays Bonner, W. C. Lewis, R. E. Smalling, J. L. Bonner, and J. L. McCleary.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HAWLEY KIRKLAND THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Hawley Kirkland, 65, who died Tuesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with the Masons in charge at the grave. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sons, Albert V. Kirkland, Chief Warrant Officer, who has recently returned from Germany; Capt. Ernest Kirkland, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Bob Ashcroft, Waco; three brothers, Clarence Kirkland, Navasota, Archie Kirkland, Houston and B. Kirkland, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers were O. W. Allison, Claude Patterson, Earl Smalling, Hays Bonner, W. C. Lewis, R. E. Smalling, J. L. Bonner and J. L. McCleary.

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Out-Of-Town Friends And Relatives At Kirkland Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral of the late Hawley Kirkland on Thursday afternoon were Capt. and Mrs. Lynn Kirkland and daughter, Lynn Beverly of Ft. Sill Okla., Okla.; Chief Warrant Officer V. K. Kirkland, recently returned from Germany, and Mrs. Kirkland; Mr. and Mrs. Ben McCullough, Sgt. B. W. McCullough, Nadine and Billy McCullough, Winnie Mae Ashcraft of Dallas.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson, F. Anderson of Troup; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ashcraft, Mr. and Mrs. R. Z. Ashcraft, Mr. and Mrs. S. Ashcraft of Prairie Hill; Clarence Kirkland of Navasota; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ashcraft and Johnny Capps of Ft. Worth; Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Ashcraft, Clemmie Lee and Mary Frances Ashcraft of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Smalling and daughter, Margaret of Trinidad; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Moran, Mrs. M. Sudberry and Mrs. Bobby Ashcraft, Jr., of Waco.

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Willie Gertrude (McQuiston) Little
Nov 17, 1896 - Mar 11, 1945

MRS. GERTRUDE LITTLE LIFELONG CORSICANA RESIDENT, IS DEAD

Mrs. Gertrude Little, 48, native of Navarro county, died Sunday night.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but services will be held sometime Wednesday.

She had lived in Corsicana all her life and had taken prominent part in church and civic affairs. She had been employed until recently in the city secretary’s office.

Surviving are three sons, Archie Little, U. S. Army Air Corps, San Francisco, Cal.; Arthur Little, U. S. Army Air Corps, Waco; James Alva Little, student in A. and M. College; her mother, Mrs. A. W. McQuiston, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. T. Evans, Corsicana; a brother, Charlie McQuiston, Corsicana and other relatives.

Surtherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. LITTLE BE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Little, 48, who died Sunday night, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Revs. W. R. Hall and Andrew Byers will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana all her life, she took an active part in church and civic affairs here.

Surviving are three sons, her mother, a sister, a brother and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Stewart, Dr. S. H. Burnett, Mayor John C. Calhoun, Preston Welch, Ad Megarity and John Sullivan.

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Guy Moore Gibson, Sr.
Jul 12, 1877 - Nov 12, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GUY M. GIBSON PLANNED TUESDAY

PROMINENT CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED MONDAY FOLLOWING A BRIEF ILLNESS

Guy M. Gibson, aged 67 years, religious and financial leader here for many years, 1325 West Thirteenth avenue, died at the Navarro clinic shortly before noon Monday following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

Native of Mississippi.
A native of Mississippi, he came to Texas as a young boy and attended school at Midlothian, coming to Corsicana as a young man. He owned extensive land interests in Southeast Navarro county about the intersection of Richland and Chambers creeks at the time of his death, and formerly was associated with the late H. G. Damon and W. M. Peck in the oil business. He was president of the Corsicana Warehouse Company for a number of years, and served as a levee district supervisor.

Taught Bible Class
Active in the First Methodist church, Gibson taught the Brotherhood Bible class for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cleo Frost Gibson, Corsicana; two sons, Guy Gibson, Jr., Corsicana and First Lieut. Billy Gibson, U. S. Army, Germany; two daughters, Mrs. L. P. Livingston, Temple and Mrs. Newton Burnett, Jackson, Miss.; a granddaughter, three sisters, Mrs. Thad Barrington and Mrs. Dudley Gatewood, both of Ennis and Mrs. Charles Hine, Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Gene Gibson, and other relatives.

Pall Bearers
Pallbearers are Judge John Sharp, Texas Supreme Court, Austin; John R. Alford, Henderson; John Harper, Longview; Congressman Luther A. Johnson, Roy Love, A. G. Elliott, L. I. Griffin, E. E. Babers and N. C. Goodman.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Brotherhood class of the First Methodist Sunday School.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GUY M. GIBSON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Guy M. Gibson, 67, long-time Corsicana resident who died at the Navarro clinic Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock form the Methodist Church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church, of which Gibson was a long-time member and teacher of the Brotherhood Bible class. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, he was educated at Midlothian, and came to Corsicana as a young man. At the time of his death he operated extensive land interests near the site where Richland and Chambers creeks converge in Southeast Navarro county and formerly was in the oil business. He had served for years as a levee improvement district supervisor, and was president of the Corsicana Warehouse company for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cleo Frost Gibson, Corsicana; two sons, Guy Gibson, Jr., Corsicana and First Lieut. Billy Gibson, U. S. Army, Germany; two daughters, Mrs. L. P. Livingston, Temple, and Mrs. Newton Burnett, Jackson, Miss.; a granddaughter, a brother, Gene Gibson, San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Thad Barrington and Mrs. Dudley Gatewood, both of Ennis and Mrs. Charles Hine, Los Angeles, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Supreme Court Judge John Sharp, Austin; John R. Alford, Henderson; John Harper, Longview; Congressman Luther A. Johnson, Roy Love, A. G. Elliott; L. I. Griffin, E. E. Babers and N. C. Goodman.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Brotherhood class.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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INFANT DAUGHTER White
B&D Feb 27, 1945

Rites For Infant Held On Wednesday; Burial In Oakwood

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon E. White, who died at the family residence Tuesday, were held at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Rev. J. H. Baldridge conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Glendine and a sister, Nelda Virginia White, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. White, Kemp, and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Green, Corsicana.

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INFANT SON Schwartz
B&D Mar 9, 1945

Rites For Infant Were Held Friday Oakwood Cemetery

Final rites for the infant son of Pfc. And Mrs. Albert H. Schwartz, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, Pfc. Albert H. Schwartz, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Highnote, Corsicana and other relatives.

Mrs. Schwartz was the former Miss Pauline Faughn.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Roy Dayton Coulson
Aug 20, 1880 - Aug 28, 1945

ROY D. COULSON, NATIVE CORSICANA, DIED IN LUBBOCK

Roy D. Coulson, native of Corsicana, died at Lubbock Tuesday night. The body will be brought here for burial and funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is the son of the late Rev. G. A. and Mrs. Marion Atkins Coulson, and a brother of the late L. C. Coulson, well known Corsicana druggist. The Rev. Mr. Coulson was a prominent minister of this section many years ago.

Survivors are two brothers, Ray L. Coulson, Pasadena, Tex.; W. J. Coulson, Coleman; three sisters, Mrs. R. N. White, Mrs. J. N. Carsey and Mrs. R. L. Overstreet, all of Greenville, several nephews and nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. D. Carroll, Will Taylor, Boyce Martin, Tom Pinkston, Marian Martin, N. C. Goodman and Harry Blanding.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROY D. COULSON ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Roy D. Coulson, 65, who died at Lubbock Tuesday night, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Coulson was a native of Corsicana, the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. G. A. Coulson and a brother to the late L. C. Coulson of Corsicana.

Surviving are two brothers, Ray L. Coulson, Pasadena, Texas and W. J. Coulson, Coleman; three sisters, Mrs. R. N. White, Mrs. J. N. Carsey and Mrs. R. L. Overstreet, all of Greenville, and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were J. D. Carroll, Will Taylor Boyce Martin, Tom Pinkston, Marion Martin, N. C. Goodman, Harry Blanding and Gerald McClung.

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Martha Alice (Wyatt) Mooneyhan-Davis
Jan 16, 1862 - Jan 16, 1953

Corsicanan Dies On 91st Birthday

Mrs. Martha A. Davis, 91, 301 College avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon following a short illness.

Mrs. Davis was born, January 16, 1862, in Alabama, and died on her birthday. She had resided in Corsicana vicinity 65 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. J. Johnson, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are two sons, A. J. and George C. Mooneyhan, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. E. S. McDowell, Marshall; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Benton, Albert, George, Ernest, Winfred and Leon Mooneyhan.

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Mattie (Nicklas) Mooneyhan
Dec 15, 1898 - Apr 18, 1964

Mrs. Mooneyhan Dies Saturday

Mrs. Mattie Mooneyhan, 65, 703 West Fourth Avenue, died Saturday morning in Memorial hospital. She was born December 15, 1898 at Chatfield.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Oleta Mooneyhan, and two sons, Leon and Winifred Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters , Mrs. Nettie Johnson, , Ferris, and Mrs. Pearl Durant, Bolinar, Mo.; three brothers, Dave Nicklas, Mabank; Jim Nicklas, Ferris, and Roger Nicklas, Corsicana; 18 nieces , seven nephews and other relatives.

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Sunday Rites Mrs. Mooneyhan

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Mooneyhan, 65, of 703 West Fourth Avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Mrs. Mooneyhan was a native of Chatfield.

Surviving are a daughter, Oleta Mooneyhan, and two sons, Leon and Winifred Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters , Mrs. Nettie Johnson, , Ferris, and Mrs. Pearl Durant, Bolinar, Mo.; three brothers, Dave Nicklas, Mabank; Jim Nicklas, Ferris, and Roger Nicklas, Corsicana; 18 nieces , seven nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Allen Johnson, James Nicklas, J. C. Nicklas, Marion Lee Wickliffe, B. C. DuBose and Aubrey Allen Britton.

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George Washington Mooneyhan
Oct 16, 1892 - Jan 10, 1973

G. Mooneyhan

Funeral services are pending with Corley Funeral Home for George W. Mooneyhan, 80, who died Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital.

Mooneyhan was a native of Alabama but lived in Corsicana many years. He was a retired moulder who had worked at Oil City Iron Works for 22 years, and had also worked for Bethlehem Steel.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Novie Mooneyhan of Corsicana; one son, Leon M. Mooneyhan of Palestine, one daughter, Mrs. Oleta Nelson, Corsicana, a number of grandchildren, one brother, A. J. Mooneyhan Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Ora McDowell of Marshall, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 11, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mattie (Nicklas) Mooneyhan 2nd wife Novie (UNKNOWN) Mooneyhan; s/o John J. Mooneyhan & Martha Alice (Wyatt) Mooneyhan-Davis

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G. Mooneyhan

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for George W. Mooneyhan, 80, native of Alabama and resident of Corsican, who died Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. B. W. Johnson was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a son, a daughter, a number of grandchildren, a brother, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Vernon Spicer, Nickey Burleson, James Nelson, Charles Nelson, Lee Jones, and W. A. Poe.

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Lou Ann (Bellringer) Allen-Parks
Oct 18, 1947 - Jun 22, 2019

Lou

Ann Allen Parks, 71 of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at St. John's Episcopal Church with Father Edward Monk officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Ava Ruth (Smith) Womack
Jan 8, 1921 - Jun 23, 2019

Ava Ruth Womack, 98 of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at her residence.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Trinity

Assembly of God Church with Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
 

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Annie (Whitington) Powell
Feb 1866 - Nov 5, 1949

Mrs. D. C. Powell Dies Saturday At Duncan, Okla.

Mrs. D. C. Powell, aged 83 years, former Corsicana resident, died in Duncan, Okla., Saturday morning.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but the services will be held at the First Methodist church, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor.

Surviving are a son, Dan C. Powell, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Little, Duncan, Okla., and Mrs. J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D. C., and a number of grandchildren, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 5, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Daniel Cadar Powell, Sr. (D. C. Powell married Annie Pruitt Apr. 5, 1891 - daughter Willie Mae’s birth record says Annie Whitington her death certificate says Annie Pruitt- son Daniel’s birth record says Pruitt)

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Mrs. D. C. Powell Funeral Services Held On Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. D. C. Powell, aged 83 years, who died in Duncan, Okla., Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Powell formerly resided in Corsicana. She was the widow of the late D. C. Powell, who operated a planning mill here.

Surviving are a son, Dan C. Powell, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Little, Duncan, Okla., and Mrs. J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D. C., and a number of grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, Guy Sitton, J. L. Jackson, W. P. McCammon, John C. Hughes, J. I. Ellett, Ed M. Polk and J. S. Haslam.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Clinton Howell Franklin
Jan 9, 1896 - Aug 6, 1945

CLINTON FRANKLIN DIED MONDAY NIGHT; RITES ON WEDNESDAY

Clinton H. Franklin, 49, died at his home 613 South Eighteenth street Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. D. R. McCauley conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Franklin had been a resident of Corsicana practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Franklin, Corsicana; five brothers, P. H. Franklin, Corsicana; W. W. Franklin, and B. F. Franklin, both of Goose Creek, G. B. Franklin, Wichita Falls and A. C. Franklin, Okinawa; three sisters, Mrs. P. C. Bass, Galveston; Mrs. R. L. Copley, Corsicana; and Mrs. S. P. Allega, Denver City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Pitt Franklin, Wendell Franklin, Byron Franklin, Garland Franklin, Dick Copley, and S. T. Allega.

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RITES ON WEDNESDAY FOR C. H. FRANKLIN; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Clinton H. Franklin, 49, who died at his home, 613 South Eighteenth street, Monday night were held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Pallbearers were Pitt Franklin, Wendell Franklin, Byron Franklin, Garland Franklin, Dick Copley, and S. T. Allega.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Franklin, Corsicana; five brothers, P. H. Franklin, Corsicana; W. W. Franklin, and B. F. Franklin, both of Goose Creek, G. B. Franklin, Wichita Falls and A. C. Franklin, Okinawa; three sisters, Mrs. P. C. Bass, Galveston; Mrs. R. L. Copley, Corsicana; and Mrs. S. P. Allega, Denver City, and other relatives.

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Mildred (Walker) Franklin
Oct 1, 1904 - Jun 6, 1962

Hold Services Mrs. Franklin

Mrs. Mildred Franklin, 57, of 614 South Eighteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night following a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Clinton H. Franklin of Corsicana.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert E. Cook, Jr., pastor of the Central Methodist church, and Rev. John Wesley Ford, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent.

Surviving are four brothers, Avery Walker, Dallas; Harry P. Walker, Corpus Christi; Wayne Walker, Palestine, and John A. Walker, Phoenix, Ariz.; an aunt, Miss Minnie Byrd, and an uncle, Charles W. Byrd, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dewey Matthews, Derrill Adams, Howard Denbow, Aubrey Franklin, Jack Sherman, Frank Walker and William Kretzinger.

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R. S. McDonald
Mar 1, 1870 - Jul 24, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. S. M’DONALD 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY

R. S. McDonald, 75, a resident of Corsicana for 71 years, died Tuesday afternoon at his home, 727 West Second Avenue.

Funeral services were to be held from McCammon Chapel at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon , with interment following in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.

For many years McDonald was the best known house mover in this section of the state.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Bonner of Corsicana and Miss Josephine McDonald of San Antonio, and a son, John E. McDonald of San Antonio, three grandchildren, three great grand-children and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. O. Curington, N. F. Garrett, Claude Asbher, Earl Smith, John McFaddin, George W. Jenkins, E. O. Mueller, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., and W. B. Waddell.

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Tennie (Nokes) Castles
Dec 5, 1882 - Sep 25, 1972

Mrs. Castles

Funeral services are pending at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. J. Castles, 89, of Corsicana and native of Navarro county, who died Monday morning at her residence.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Castles of Dallas and Tom Castles of Columbus, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Roland Bee of Corsicana and Mrs. H. T. Stewart of Temple; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Castles

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church for Mrs. J. J. Castles, 89, of Corsicana, who died Monday morning at her residence. Rev. H. Lively Brown officiated, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, two daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 27, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Jackson Castles d/o William Henry Harrison Nokes & Charlotte Jane (Anderson) Nokes buried at Cunningham cemetery

Walter Hunter Castles, Jr.
Jul 10, 1901 - Oct 17, 1977

Walter Castles

Funeral for Walter H. Castles of Corsicana, who died Monday night in Memorial Hospital, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Services and burial are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Wortham.

Castles, a lifelong resident of Corsicana, will lie in state Tuesday in the Walker Funeral Home, Wortham, and will be reposed from 9 a.m. Wednesday until services at First Baptist Church, Corsicana.

Castles was a retired wholesale grocery salesman, a deacon in the First Baptist church, a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge and the Hella Temple Shrine.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mell Castles of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Susan Carmichael of Wortham and Miss Ann Castles of Corsicana; five sisters, Miss Elese Castles and Mrs. Aurelia Barley, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Rotilda Matthews of Houston; Mrs. Annette Webb and Mrs. Genevieve Dockery, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Joe T. Castles and David Castles, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jack Smith, Joe Coggins, Sr., Bill Hutson, G. T. Denson, L. S. Cook, Alton Justiss, Otis Atkeisson, George Hudson, Hoyt Moore and Lewis Foster.

Honorary Pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

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Richmond Dick “Richard” Burrow
Jun 21, 1860 - Mar 17, 1945

RICHARD BURROW, LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF CORSICANA, DIES

Richard Burrow, aged 84 years, resident of Corsicana for 70 years, died at Freer, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Johnson, Church of Christ minister, with the Masons in charge at the grave.

Surviving are a son, B. D. Burrow, Freer, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 19, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Frances “Fannie” (Shelly) Brown-Burrow married Nov. 28, 1892; s/o Ishmon/Ishmel Burrow & Rushia (UNKNOWN) Burrow per death certificate and census (son is Benjamin Davis Burrow buried in Hahl memorial Park, Freer, Tx. )

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Funeral Services Tuesday For Richard Burrow

Funeral services for Richard Burrow, 84, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at Freer Saturday were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Johnson, Church of Christ minister, with the Masons at the grave.

Surviving are a son, D. B. Burrow, Freer, and other relatives.

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Frank Mitchell King
Oct 28, 1860 - Sep 28, 1959

F. M. King, 98, Dies A Home Late Monday

F. M. King, 98,died at his home, 516 South Twentieth street, Monday afternoon.

King was the oldest retired Magnolia Petroleum Company employe. He worked at the local refinery 11 years before it became Magnolia in 1911 and retired in 1930.

Born, October 28, 1860, in Nashville, Tenn., he came to Corsicana when he was 21 years of age.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

King, though in ill health attended the Magnolia party at the local Pipe Line station May 5, this year, when a metal capsule started from Corsicana to Titusville, Pa., in the centennial celebration of the discovery of oil.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Johnnie King and Walter King, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Abbie Puckett and Mrs. Ethel Valentine, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Rosie Rainey, Houston; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin King, Nashville, Tenn., who visited in Corsicana two years ago, and other relatives.

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Services Are Held Wednesday For F. M. King

Funeral services for F. M. King, who died Monday afternoon at the age of 98, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

King, who died at his home, 516 South Twentieth Street was the oldest retired employe of the Magnolia Petroleum company.

Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church conducted the rites, along with Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Born Oct. 28, 1860, at Nashville, Tenn., King came to Corsicana when he was 21 years of age. He worked at the Corsicana refinery 11 years before it became Magnolia in 1911. He retired in 1930.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Johnnie King and Walter King, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Abbie Puckett and Mrs. Ethel Valentine, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Rosie Rainey, Houston; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin King, Nashville, Tenn.; and other relatives.

One of the sons, Johnnie King is also a retired employe of the Magnolia Petroleum Company.

Pallbearers were Vernon Thomason, H. L. Joyner, Earl Joyner, M. M. Walling, Jimmy Lorimer, A. W. Frey, W. A. McPherson and S. A. Pope.

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Lawrence Walter Burrow
Mar 10, 1876 - Sep 1, 1963

Tuesday Rites L. W. Burrow

Final rites for Lawrence W. Burrow, 87, retired oil company employe, who died in Dallas Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Lodge No. 997 Dallas.

The services were conducted by Rev. Arthur J. Merkel, pastor, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Tennessee, Burrow was reared in Groesbeck and was married in Corsicana 62 years ago. He was with the pipeline concern that later became the Texas Company in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas, the former Miss Roberta Millender of Corsicana; a son, Col. (Ret,) Joseph E. Burrow, El Paso; a daughter, Mrs. Edith B. Clairborne, Dallas; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. J. J. Williams, Metaririe, La.; a brother, Patrick J. Burrow, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Don Borsellino, Louis Territo, Theo Holy, Charles Brittain, L. P. Tilton and Ollie Rojas.

McCammon directed.

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Roberta (Millender) Burrow
Mar 20, 1880 - Sep 4, 1966

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Burrow

Funeral services for Mrs. Roberta Millender Burrow, 86, who died in Dallas Sunday night were held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor.

Mrs. Burrow was a native of Palestine and formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. G. Clairborne, Dallas; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three brothers, J. E. and L. G. Millender, both of Houston and Hamilton Millender, Johnson City and other relatives.

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James Lawrence Nolen
Feb 18, 1864 - Aug 9, 1945

Funeral Rites Held Saturday For Former Corsicana Resident

J. L. Nolan, former Corsicana resident died at Mesquite, Texas, Friday.

Funeral services were held at Mesquite Saturday afternoon with burial scheduled in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are three sons, three daughters, and other relatives. His wife died in Corsicana 19 years ago.

Corley Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 11, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Laura Ada (Moyers) Nolen 2nd wife Elizabeth (UNKNOWN) Nolen; s/o Jesse T. Nolen & Elizabeth A. (UNKNOWN) Nolen per death certificate

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Funeral Rites Here Saturday For Aged Mesquite Resident

Funeral services for James L. Nolen, aged 81 years, of Mesquite, former Corsicana resident, who died in a Dallas hospital Thursday night, were held from the Mesquite Christian church Saturday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery here.

He had been a member of the Christian church more than 60 years.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Ernest, Jesse and Myers Nolen, all of Rio Hondo; Newell Nolen, Mesquite and LeRoy Nolen, U. S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Tosch, Mesquite; Mrs. J. B. Miller, San Augustine, and Mrs. Willon, Beaumont; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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John Robert Nolen
Mar 17, 1877 - Mar 16, 1955

J. R. Nolen Dies Here Wednesday

John R. Nolen, aged 77 years, 304 West Second avenue, was stricken with a heart attack Tuesday morning and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Navarro clinic about 8:30 a.m. It was reported he was mowing his lawn when stricken.

Funeral services will be conducted sometime Thursday but the hour had not been decided early Wednesday afternoon.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb and Earl L. Craig. Church of Christ ministers.

A native of Alabama, he had resided in Corsicana 19 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Lawrence Nolen, Bryan; three daughters, Mrs. Elma Freeman and Mrs. Lee Carl, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Luther Webb, Waco; six grandchildren; two brothers, L. R. Nolen, Corsicana, and A. Z. Nolen, Lamesa; a sister, Mrs. H. F. Williams, Nashville, Tenn., and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Thursday Rites For J. R. Nolen

Funeral services for John R. Nolen, 77, who died of a heart attack Wednesday morning, were held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ and Earl L. Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Nolen was reported to have been stricken while mowing his lawn at 304 West Second Avenue and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic in a Corley ambulance.

A native of Alabama, Nolen had resided in Corsicana 19 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Lawrence Nolen, Bryan; three daughters, Mrs. Elma Freeman and Mrs. Lee Carl, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Luther Webb, Waco; six grandchildren; two brothers, L. R. Nolen, Corsicana, and A. Z. Nolen, Lamesa; a sister, Mrs. H. F. Williams, Nashville, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. L. Johnson, F. C. Stewart, R. D. Crider, Harold Borg, Stanley Gorman and Finis Dominy.

Corley directed.

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Edward D. Wilson
Feb 7, 1886 - Mar 29, 1945

EDWARD WILSON DIED LAST NIGHT; RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Edward Wilson, aged 78, years died at his home, 1719 West Thirteenth avenue, shortly after midnight Thursday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson had operated a grocery store for a number of years. They celebrated their sixtieth, wedding anniversary Monday and were honored with a dinner Sunday by relatives.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, W. R. Wilson, Corsicana and Raymond Wilson, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. L. W. Brewer, Rice, and Mrs. R. D. Hendon, Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Four grandsons are in the armed forces.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Memorial Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. K. McGuire, North Waco Baptist church, pastor, formerly pastor of the Memorial Baptist church here.

Corley Funeral Home is directing.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR EDWARD WILSON

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Memorial Baptist church for Edward Wilson, 78, local merchant, who died early Thursday morning at his home, 1719 West Thirteenth avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson observed their sixtieth wedding anniversary Monday. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Pallbearers were Loyd Averett, J. D. McManus, Douglas Liles, A. B. Hutson, W. C. Baumgarten and T. C. Baggett.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. K. McGuire, Waco, and F. H. Fulton, State Home, former pastors of the church.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Elizabeth (Lanier) Wilson
Jan 7, 1871 - Jun 15, 1959

Mrs. Wilson Dies Monday

Mrs. E. D. (Elizabeth) Wilson, 88, of 1100 West Fifth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Wilson had resided in Texas 50 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. D. Hendon and Mrs. L. W. Brewer, and two sons, R. J. and W. R. Wilson, all of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Will. Hartsell, Hartsell, Ala.; Mrs. O. L. Coggin, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Georgia Petty, Oklahoma City; and Mrs. Sally Wilson, Ennis; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ross, J. T. Glasgow, A. D. Hutson, Robert Fulton, Howard Denbow and Jack A. Baggett

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Mrs. Wilson Rites Tuesday

Services for Mrs. E. D. Wilson, 88, of 1100 West Fifth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital early Monday were to be held from the Corley Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rites were to be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. John Harper, pastor of Central Methodist church. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was a native of Georgia but had resided in Texas for the past 50 years.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. E. D. Hendon and Mrs. L. W. Brewer, and two sons, R. J. and W. R. Wilson, all of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Will. Hartsell, Hartsell, Ala.; Mrs. O. L. Coggin, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Georgia Petty, Oklahoma City; and Mrs. Sally Wilson, Ennis; and other relatives.

Jimmy Ross, J. T. Glasgow, A. D. Hutson, Robert Fulton, Howard Denbow and Jack A. Baggett were to be pallbearers.

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Ruby Pearl (Wilson) Hendon
Nov 5, 1904 - Mar 27, 1973

Mrs. Hendon

Funeral services are set for 5 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ruby Hendon, who died Wednesday in Tyler hospital after a long illness. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hendon lived in Corsicana for many years, and was the owner of a dress shop here.

Survivors include one son, Billy G. Hendon, Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. L. W. Brewer, Sr., and Mrs. R. J. Wilson, both of Corsicana and three grandchildren.

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Mrs. Hendon

Funeral services were to be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ruby Hendon who died Tuesday in a Tyler hospital after a long illness. Burial was to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. H. L. Ozmer, United Methodist Church pastor , was to officiate.

Survivors include a son, Billy G. Hendon of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. L. W. Brewer of Corsicana; a brother, R. J. Wilson of Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Jack Baggett, Eben Stover, Chester Sprinkle, Don Donawitch, Mike Levy and J. W. Harrison.

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Eben Darius Hendon
Dec 24, 1894 - Aug 18, 1964

Services Held For E. D. Hendon

Funeral services for E. D. Hendon, 69, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital early Tuesday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 5 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He was stricken at his home, 1100 West Fifth avenue.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cos, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which he was a member.

Native of Alabama, he came to Corsicana at the age of three years.

Hendon was a retired Railway Express employe and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Hendon, Corsicana; a son, Billy G. Hendon, Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. J. O. McClelland, Los Angeles, and Mrs. R. H. Carroll, Teague; three grandchildren, Hall, Mark and Carol Hendon, all of Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ansel Brewer, Howard Denbow, J. C. Collier, David Moore, Eben Stover, Jack Baggett, Tom George, Dr. L. E. Kelton and Harry Clowe.

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Raymond Gorden
Aug 7, 1939 - Aug 20, 2019

Raymond Gorden passed away August 20, 2019 at his home in Barry, TX surrounded by his family. Born August 7th, 1939 to Edward Lee Gorden and Tillie Gorden Ward. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Bill Gorden, Daisy Scruggs, Maxine Gorden & Ray Dean Gorden. Raymond married the love of his life, Patsy Worsham Gorden on October 19, 1961. He is survived by three daughters: Lisa Gant, Lori Rackard and husband Billy, Leah Molter and husband Mark, 10 grandchildren Christina Kormos husband Tony, Morgan Gant and Andy Balcom, Aaron & Derrick Gant, Cole & Dalton Rackard, Mason, Brooke, Brenna & Kendall Molter, as well as two great grand-children Rivers & Kinsley Kormos.
Raymond served in the National Guard for 7 years. After graduation he began working in the telephone industry as a systems installer. He retired at the age of 50 after working 30 years with Western Electric/ATT. After retirement he enjoyed life to the fullest going on cruises, building furniture, going to Canton, taking care of all his grandkids, working in his yard and shop. He was very active with The Friendship Class where he served as president for a number of years at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, TX.
Please join the family in celebrating the life of Raymond at a visitation Friday 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. There will be a viewing Saturday morning at the First United Methodist Church located at 320 N. 15th St Corsicana, TX. 75110 starting at 10 am services will begin at 11 am. Burial will follow at
Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Aaron Gant, Derrick Gant, Cole Rackard, Dalton Rackard, Mason Molter, Tony Kormos and Andy Balcom.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: First United Methodist Church Building Fund 320 N 15th St Corsicana, Texas 75110

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