Died Sep 1935
Car Accident Victim Dies.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept 26. - Funeral services for Manuel Albarron, 30, of Rice, employee of the Southern Pacific, who died at Houston Wednesday of injuries
received in an automobile accident Sunday night, were held at the Catholic Cemetery here Thursday. Albarron received severe injuries when his automobile
figured in an accident on Highway 75 three miles south of Rice Sunday night. Surviving are his wife and one sister
Jul 26, 1869 - Jan 1, 1954
Mrs. Amy Albritton
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. Amy Caline Albritton, 87, life-long resident of East Navarro County, died at her home in Kerens. Funeral services were held
from the Bazette Baptist Church Saturday with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Amy Albritton; a granddaughter and a brother, Tom Fortner, Phoenix, Ariz.
Mrs. Albritton Dies At Kerens
KERENS, Jan. 1.—(Spl)—Mrs. Amy Caline Albritton, 87, life-long resident of
this area, died at her home here Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist
church. Burial will be in the
Prairie Point Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist
church here. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Amy Albritton, and granddaughter, Mrs. Joe
Baker, both of Kerens; a brother, Tom Fortner, Phoenix, Ariz., and a number
of nieces and nephews.
Inmon funeral home will direct.
James Duncan Calhoun
Oct 21, 1853 - Jul 4, 1936
CALHOUN - Corsicana, Texas - Funeral services for J. D. Calhoun, 82, who died at the home of his son, ___ Calhoun, Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at the Dawson Baptist Church. He was a native of Georgia but had
lived in the Dawson community forty-five years. Surviving are his wife; two sons, John C. Calhoun and W. E. Calhoun of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs.
John C. Wood of Tyler, and one brother. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.
J. D. CALHOUN WAS BURIED AT DAWSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for J. D. Calhoun, age 82 years, who died at
the home of his son, W. E. Calhoun, 618 South Fifteenth street,
Saturday morning, were held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the
Dawson Baptist church, with interment in the Dawson Cemetery.
The funeral cortege left the John C. Calhoun residence here at 2
o’clock Sunday for Dawson, where Rev. W. B. Tatum of Dawson and
Rev. E. T. Miller of Corsicana had charge of the service. The
Masons had charge of the service at the grave.
The deceased was a native of Georgia, but had resided in the
Dawson community for 45 years.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, John C. Calhoun and W. E.
Calhoun, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John C. Wood of
Tyler; a brother, A. H. Calhoun of Temple and a number of
grandchildren and other relatives.
He had been a prominent member of the Masonic lodge for many
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, July 6, 1936
1st wife Elizabeth Arena (Jackson) Calhoun 2nd wife Lucy Ellen
(Jackson) Calhoun; s/o Calvin Calhoun & Fatina (Buckner) Calhoun per
PIONEER OF DAWSON DIED IN CORSICANA
J. D. CALHOUN PASSED AWAY AT HOME OF SON; BURIAL DAWSON SUNDAY
J. D. Calhoun, aged 82 years, well known resident of Dawson, died at the
home of his son, W. E. Calhoun, 618 South Fifteenth street, Saturday morning
at 8:30 o’clock. Mr. Calhoun had been in ill health for some time but had
been here only a few days on a visit.
He was a native of Georgia, but had resided in the Dawson community for 45
Surviving are his wife, two sons, John C. Calhoun and W. E. Calhoun both of
Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John C. Wood, Tyler; a brother, A. H. Calhoun,
Temple and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
Mr. Calhoun had been a prominent member of the Masonic lodge for a number of
The funeral cortege will leave the John C. Calhoun residence Sunday
afternoon at 2 o’clock for Dawson where the rites will be conducted from the
Baptist church at 3 o’clock with interment in the Dawson
cemetery. The Masons will have
charge of the services at the grave, Rev. W. B. Tatum of Dawson and Rev. E.
T. Miller, of Corsicana will conduct the rites.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
- The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul.
Sep 4, 1849 - Jan 21, 1925
Mrs. Elizabeth Calhoun, 75 years old, wife of J. D. Calhoun of Dawson, died at the family home there Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church there Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock
and were conducted by the Rev. David E. Moore, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Walker of Waco and the Rev. E. P. Kennedy, pastor
of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Mrs. Calhoun is survived by her husband, two sons, J. C. Calhoun of Corsicana, W. E. Calhoun of Dawson; one
daughter, Mrs. J. C. Wood of Tyler; one brother, W. A. Jackson of Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Lucy Jackson of Dawson and Mrs. Evlyn Houston of
James Leroy Almond
Feb 14, 1968, Dawson, TX
Died Feb 1968
James L. Almond Of Dawson Dies
DAWSON, Navarro Co., Texas (Sp.) - James Leroy Almond, 76, died Tuesday in a
Corsicana hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at his ranch near Dawson Monday.
A life-long Navarro County resident, he was a farmer and rancher and a
member of the Dawson Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dawson Baptist Church, with
burial in the Dawson Cemetery.
Survivors are five daughters, including Mrs. Leona Weaver, Mrs. Lometa
Tanner and Mrs. Wanda Derden, all of Dallas; nine sons, including Alfred Almond of Dallas, Charley Almond and Bobby Almond, both of Carrollton;
Muriel Almond of Lancaster and Clyde Almond of Farmers Branch; 33 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
James Wesley Adkisson, Rev.
Oct 28, 1841 - Jun 13, 1903
ADKISSON - Blooming Grove, Tex., June 14. - Dr. J. W. Adkisson, president of the training school here, died this morning.
June 14, 1893, Greenville, Texas
J. W. Adkisson of this city received news of the death of his father, Rev.
J. W. Adkisson, which occurred at Blooming Grove yesterday.
June 13, 1893, Waxahachie, Texas
J. W. Adkisson, formerly pastor of the First Methodist Church here, died at Blooming Grove this morning. The remains arrived here this evening and the
funeral services will take place here tomorrow, conducted by Rev. H. A. Bourland of Dallas. He will be buried with Masonic honors.
WAS POLYTECHNIC'S FIRST
PROFFESSOR J. W. ATKINSON PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY
End Came at His Home at
Blooming Grove, Texas - The Funeral Today at Waxahachie - Leaves
Widow and Seven Children
News was received in Fort
Worth yesterday of the death at his home in Blooming Grove,
Texas, yesterday morning of Professor J. W. Atkinson formerly a
resident of this city, and the first president of Polytechnic
College. Professor Atkinson leaves a widow and seven children,
all of whom are grown. The funeral will take place this morning
at 10 o'clock from the home of one of Professor Atkinson's
daughters in Waxahachie.
Deceased was one of the most popular and widely known educators
in eastern and northwestern Texas. He was president of
Polytechnic College here for some years. He was 62 years old
when he died. His death was due to a complication of
ailments brought on by a malignant carbuncle which formed some
months ago on his neck.
Professor C. Noble Atkinson, recently elected to a chair in the
Girl's Industrial school at Denton is a son of the deceased and
Mrs. G. A. Tomlinson of this city is his daughter.
- The Fort Worth
Star-Telegram - Jan 14, 1903
- Submitted by
Edward Lynn Williams
Son Charles Noble Adkisson is buried
in Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton—College professor Texas
Women’s university-Denton s/o John Wesley Adkisson and Anna
Daughter Mrs. Gordon Anderson
Tomlinson is Fannie (Adkisson) Tomlinson buried in
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Fort Worth
Texas—says daughter of Rev. John Wesley Adkisson and Annie
Lillian (Berry) Crews-Allison
Dec. 20, 1886 – Jan. 5, 1934 on the monument
Dec. 23, 1885 – Feb. 5, 1935 on the death
ALLISON - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 7 - Mollie Crews Allison, 40, died Tuesday
evening and funeral services were held at Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Allison had lived in Corsicana ten years. Surviving are her
husband, H. E. Allison of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nell Ratchilff and Misses Lois and Pansy Crews, all of Corsicana; two sons, Roy Crews and
Troy D. Allison, both of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Berry of Ennis; two brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Mollie Crews Allison, aged 40 years, died at 520 North Ninth street, Tuesday
evening at 6 o’clock after an
illness of eight weeks and the
funeral was held at Blooming Grove
Wednesday afternoon from the
Blooming Grove Baptist
church with interment in the
Grove cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. L. S.
Ballard, Baptist minister of Ennis.
Mrs. Allison had
resided in Corsicana. 10 years.
her husband. H. E. Allison,
Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nell Ratcliff
and Misses Lois and Pansy
Crews, all of Corsicana; two sons, Roy Crews
and Troy D. Allison,
both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. T. Berry, Ennis; two
brothers, J. R. Berry and C. T.
Berry, both of Ennis; and four
sisters, Mrs. Janie Thornton, Ennis;
Mrs. Fannie Shannon, Ennis;
Mrs. Willie Jones, Dallas; and Mrs.
Beatrice Bowen, Harlingen.
The funeral was
directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
05 Feb 1935
49 years 1
month 12 days
23 Dec 1885
H E Allison
T F Berry
06 Jan 1935
Her second husband
is – Harry E. Allison, married Oct. 7, 1922, buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana
d/o Thomas Franklin Berry & Susan Elender
“Susie/Sue” (Kirpatrick) Berry
Died Feb 1936
ANDERSON - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 3 - Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Anderson, 77, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Adams, Saturday, were held at the Church of Christ. Mrs. Anderson had lived in
Navarro County thirty-six years, the last fourteen years in Corsicana. She had been a member of the Church of Christ sixty years. Surviving are two
sons, W. M. Anderson of Pickett and V. L. Anderson of Dorchester; six daughters, Mrs. J. T. Adams of Corsicana, Mrs. E. A. Gunter of Brandon, Mrs.
J. H. Howard of Waco, Mrs. J. Y. Deere of Saltillo, Tenn.; Mrs. A. L. Adams of Corsicana and Mrs. Roy F. Bunch of Drane; three brothers, one sister,
twenty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Norwood (Dugan) Ashmore
Dec 11. 1903 - Feb 1, 1937
Arthur Norwood (Dugan) Ashmore, 33, died Monday at his home. Funeral
services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday. He was the son of the late J. J. Ashmore, and is survived by his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wallace and
Mrs. Ross Owen, and a brother, Charley J. Ashmore.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. N. ASHMORE TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Arthur Norwood (Dugan) Ashmore, aged 33 years, who died
at his home 1500 Woodlawn, after a lingering illness, were held from the
home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist
He was a son of the late J. J. Ashmore. A native of Corsicana, Mr. Ashmore
was a member of the Texas national guard units here for nine years, rising
to the rank of sergeant. He suffered the loss of his left arm and other
injuries in a fall from a flat car while en route to the annual encampment
with his troop several years ago, and later was honorably discharged as a
result of his injuries.
Members of the local batteries of the Texas National Guard were pallbearers.
Surviving are his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wallace and Mrs. Ross Owen; a
brother Charley J. Ashmore, and a number of other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
ARTHUR N. ASHMORE DIED HERE MONDAY;
Arthur Norwood (Dugan) Ashmore, 33 died about 6 a.m. Monday at the family
home at 1500 Woodlawn after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be
held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Ref. J. F.
Adams, of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Burial will be in
He was a son of the late J. J. Ashmore, and is survived by his wife, two
sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wallace and Mrs. Ross Owen; a brother, Charley J. Ashmore,
and other relatives.
The deceased was a native of Corsicana and for nine years was a member of
the Texas National Guard rising to the rank of sergeant. He suffered the
loss of his left arm and other injuries in a fall from a flat car while en
route to the annual encampment with his troop, and was later honorably
discharged as a result of his injuries.
Members of the Corsicana batteries of the Texas National Guard will be
Funeral arrangements are being directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. M. O. Bobbitt
Died Oct. 1929
Mrs. M. O. Bobbitt Dies.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 27. - Mrs. M. O. Bobbitt, 72, native Texan and
resident of Corsicana for thirty-five years, died here. The body was taken to Malakoff, her former home, Sunday where funeral services were held.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. A. B. Starling, Corsicana; Mrs. E. C. Simpson, Corsicana; Mrs. Lula Sharply, Emhouse, and Mrs. Bell Simpson, San
Angelo, and two brothers, J. D. Gordon and Henry Gordon, both of Corsicana.
Leola Ray Calhoun
1900 - 1925
Corsicana Woman Dies in Accident
Special to The News
Mrs. G. C. Calhoun was killed Friday afternoon near Phoenix, Ariz., in
an automobile accident, according to word reaching here Friday night.
The body is being brought to Corsicana for burial and is expected to reach
here at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Calhoun, in company with her two small children and her father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wildman, left Corsicana a few days ago to drive through to California.
Mr. Calhoun left here a week before to attend the Shrine convention at Los Angeles and was there when notified of his wife's death. Particulars of the
accident are lacking. A telegram was received late Friday by L.
S. Carter, who is living in the house occupied by the Calhoun family at
1417 West Seventh avenue, while they are away.
One receiving the sad news Mr. Calhoun left Los Angeles by airplane. He is
accompanied by J. V. Redick, who had gone to the Shrine convention with him. The body left Phoenix early Saturday, according to wire received from Mr.
Redick by H. B. Hebert. Funeral announcements are held up pending the arrival of the body and out-of town relatives of the deceased.
Mr. Calhoun is connected with the Lincoln Tank Company here.
Jun 10, 1925
Funeral services for Mrs. G. C. Calhoun, 25, years old, who was killed Friday in an automobile accident near Phoenix, Ariz., were held at the First
Baptist Church at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in
Oak Wood Cemetery. Mrs.
Calhoun is survived by her husband, two young daughters, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wildman; one brother and one sister. Mrs. Calhoun met her
death while she, her two daughters and her father and mother were en route to California for a summer pleasure trip.
Note: According to the Navarro County Cemetery Records for Oakwood Cemetery, her name was Leola Ray, wife of G. C. Calhoun, Eastern Star with date of 1900-1924.
Notes:Obituary states that her husband
“used” a plan. I thought why are they telling that then last night on the TV they were telling about the first airline was formed in 1930. So
he “used” the air plane to come home 5 years before there were airlines. ... Dana
MRS. G. C. CALHOUN KILLED AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT ARIZONA
REMAINS WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO CORSICNA FOR BURIAL
Mrs. G. C. Calhoun was killed Friday afternoon near Phoenix, Ariz., in an automobile accident according to word reaching here Friday night. The body is being brought to Corsicana for burial, and is expected to reach here at 4:30 o’clock Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Calhoun in company with her two small children, and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wildman, left Corsicana a few days ago to drive through to California.
Mr. Calhoun left here a week before to attend the Shrine convention at Los Angeles, and was there when notified of his wife’s death. Particulars of the accident are lacking. A telegram was received late Friday by L. S. Carter, who is living in the house occupied by the Calhoun family at 1417 West Seventh avenue, while they are away.
On receiving the sad news Mr. Calhoun left Los Angeles by airplane. He is accompanied by J. V. Redlick, who had gone to the Shrine convention with him. The body left Phoenix early Saturday, according to wire received from Mr. Redlick by H. B. Hebert. Funeral announcements are held up pending the arrival of the body and out of town relatives of the deceased.
Mr. Calhoun is connected with the Lincoln Tank Co. here.
FUNERAL SERVICES THIS AFTERNOON FOR MRS. G. C. CALHOUN
CORSICANA WOMAN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT IN ARIZONA FRIDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. G. C. Calhoun, 25 years old, who was killed Friday in an automobile accident near Phoenix, Ariz., were held at the First Baptist church at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the church officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Pall-bearers were J. V. Redick, F. L. Hugas, George Bradley, J. P. Smith, J. P. Goodman, Harry Diamond, Dr. J. P. McKean, R. B. Hebert and R. A. Davis.
Mrs. Calhoun is survived by her husband, two young daughters, Dorothy and Pauline, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wildman, one brother, Dr. H. A. Wildman, and one sister, Mrs. Van Bosten.
Mrs. Calhoun met her death while she, her two daughters and her father and mother were en route to California for a summer pleasure trip. They left Corsicana a few days ago, and were to join Mr. Calhoun at Los Angeles, who had preceded them on the train with a number of local Shriners who were attending the Shrine convention there.
While the party was driving along the Arizona highway the car swerved when a tire blew out, causing the wheels to come in contact with loose gravel and the car turned completely over and caught fire from the ignition. The car was totally destroyed in the flames.
Mrs. Calhoun was at the wheel with Mr. Wildman by her side. Mrs. Wildman and the children occupied the rear seat. All were pinned underneath the wrecked and burning car. Mr. Wildman managed to extricate himself and pried open the rear doors and freed the children and Mrs. Wildman. Mrs. Calhoun was held fast by the body of the car after being crushed about the chest, and her lower legs and feet were badly burned before sufficient help arrived to release her.
Passing tourists arrived and rendered aid. She was taken fourteen miles to the nearest town and medical aid summoned. She died a few hours afterwards, and was conscious to the end.
Mr. Wildman was severely burned and did not return with the body. He stopped off at El Paso and is in a hospital there.
Mr. Wildman received severe burns about the legs, body and arms while caught in the car and in endeavoring to release the others. He was left in an El Paso hospital as the funeral party returned to Corsicana. Mrs. Wildman and the children escaped injury.
The first news of the fatal accident was received in Corsicana Friday afternoon. The body arrived home Monday night and was taken in charge by the Sutherland Undertaking Company, and carried to the family home, 1417 West Seventh avenue, where it remained till the funeral hour.
Roy C. Davis
Died Jan 1968
Services Set Monday for Roy Davis
Funeral services for Roy C. Davis of Roy C. Davis of 3203 Urban, director of
research and development for the Dresser Oil Tool Division of Dresser Industries, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Meneely Memorial Presbyterian
Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Davis, a native of Dawson, Navarro County, died here Friday. He had lived in
Dallas for 19 years.
A graduate of Texas Technological College, Davis held a master's degree in
chemical engineering. He had been employed by Dresser, and its parent company, the Guiberson Corp., for more than 25 years. He was chief engineer
of Dresser Oil Tool Division before taking over the research.
A member and elder of Meneely Presbyterian Church, Davis was a member of the
Dallas Engineers Club, Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute.
Survivors: Wife; two sons, Pat W. Davis of Dallas and Richard C. Davis of Houston; father, Joe P. Davis of Dawson, and two brothers, Hubert C.
Davis of Waxahachie and Lester Davis of Port Arthur.
Sarah Raisa (Richlin) Davis
abt 1860 - Apr 11, 1929
April 11, 1929
Sarah Davis, died Apr 1929
Mrs. Davis Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. April 11. - Mrs. Sarah Davis, wife of
M. Davis, died
Thursday morning at the family home and the funeral will be held Friday morning. Mrs. Davis was born in 1860 in Gorkah Province, Russia, but has
lived in the United States for many years. She is survived by seven children as follows:
Ben Davis, Smackover, Ark.; E. H. Davis, Corsicana; A. Davis,
Fort Worth; L. M. Davis, Ranger; Nate Davis, Big Spring; Mrs. I. Frumhoff and Mrs. J. Wasserman, Haynesville, La.
Mrs. Sarah Davis Passed Away Here Thursday Morning
Mrs. Sarah Davis, wife of M. Davis, passed away at her home at 10:45 a.m.
Thursday. Funeral services are to be held from the family residence, 512
North Ninth street Friday morning at 10 o'clock with Rabbi M. Leibson
officiating, burial to be in the
Mrs. Davis leaves to mourn her loss, her devoted husband, M. Davis, seven
children, five sons and two daughters, Ben Davis, Smackover, Ark.; E. H.
Davis, Corsicana; A. Davis, Fort Worth, L. M. Davis, Ranger; Nate Davis, Big
Spring; Mrs. I. Frumhoff and Mrs. J. Wasserman, Haynesville, La., and
She was born in 1860 in Garkah Province, Russia. During her entire life,
Mrs. Sarah Davis observed the orthodox custom of the Jewish religion and was
truly a Mother in Israel. The height of her ambition was her love for and
devotion to her children, installing the fundamental principles of life and
religion, their lives being a living tribute to her. Mrs. Davis was the
mother of ten children, three dying in infancy.
Active pallbearers are H. Rothkoff, J. Jacobs, K. Wolens, M. Pitluk, J.
Winters and L. Levine.
Corley-McMahon Funeral Home has charge of the funeral.
Apr 12, 1929
Funeral of Mrs. Sarah
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, April 12. - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Davis, 69,
native of Russia, but resident of America for a number of years, who died at the family home here Thursday, were held Friday, with burial in the
Surviving are her husband M. Davis; five sons,
Ben Davis, Smackover, Ark.;
E. H. Davis, Corsicana; A. Davis, Fort Worth; L. M. Davis, Ranger; Nate Davis, Big Spring; two daughters, Mrs. I. Frumhoff and Mrs. J. Wasserman,
both of Haynesville, La., and sixteen grandchildren.
Funeral Services Friday Morning For Mrs. Sarah Davis
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Davis, 69, native of Russia, but resident of
America for a number of years, who died at the family home here Thursday
morning at 10:45 o'clock, were held from the residence, 512 North Ninth
street, burial in the
Hebrew Cemetery. The services were
conducted by Rabbi M. Leibson.
Surviving are her husband M. Davis; five sons,
Ben Davis, Smackover, Ark.; E. H. Davis,
Corsicana; A. Davis, Fort Worth; L. M. Davis, Ranger; Nat Davis, Big
Springs; two daughters, Mrs. I. Frumhoff and Mrs. J. Wesserman, both of
Haynesville, La., and 16 grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were H. Rothkoff, J. Jacobs, K. Wolens, M. Pitluk, J.
Winters and L. Levine.
All friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.
The funeral was conducted by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.
Della (Chitwood) Albritton
Feb 1, 1876 - Feb 9, 1954
Mrs. Della Albritton
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. Della Albritton, 77, life-lone resident of Navarro County, died at her
home here following a long illness. Funeral rites were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday, with burial in
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elbert Walker, Corsicana; Mrs.
Dillard Shields, Waco, and Mrs. R. D. Moore, Dallas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Albritton Expires Tuesday, Rites Wednesday
Mrs. Della Albritton, 77, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at her
home, 1712 West Second avenue, at an early hour Tuesday morning following an
Native of old Wadeville, near Kerens, Mrs. Albritton had resided in
Corsicana for many years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elbert Walker, Corsicana; Mrs. Dillard
Shields, Waco, and Mrs. R. D. Moore, Dallas; five grandchildren and other
Mrs. Albritton was a member of the First Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First
Baptist church, and Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Mrs. Albritton Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Albritton, 77, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m.
from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First
Baptist church, and Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Mrs. Albritton died early Tuesday morning at her home, 1712 West Second
avenue, following an extended illness.
Born at Old Wadeville, near Kerens, Mrs. Albritton had resided in Corsicana
for many years. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elbert Walker, Corsicana; Mrs. Dillard
Shields, Waco, and Mrs. R. D. Moore, Dallas; five grandchildren and two
Pallbearers were Dock Boldin, Joe Tate, R. W. Smith, J. Dave Walker, Earl
Boyd, Fred Hulan, Fred Jennings, Roscoe McConnico.
Mr. James Andrew
Feb 12, 1862 - Nov 3, 1953
Mr. J. A. Call, age 92, passed away Tuesday at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana. Survived by daughters, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana; Mrs. Charles Holloway, Fort Worth; Mrs. T. C. Cash, Tyler; two
sons, Henry Call, Corsicana; Col. Edwin B. Call, commanding officer of Quartermaster Depot, Fort Worth; several grandchildren.
Funeral services, McCammon Chapel Thursday, 10 a.m. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
J. A. Call Dies Tuesday Night, Rites Thursday
J. A. Call, 92, retired contractor and mill operator, died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, 402 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday night.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10:30
a.m. burial will be in Oakwood
The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh
Avenue Methodist church, of which Mr. Call was a long-time member and
trustee. He had been a steward more than 40 years.
A native of north Carolina, Call came to Texas more than 50 years ago and
made his home in Corsicana since that time.
Mr. Call in recent years was interested in his garden and his fine yield of
tomatoes attracted considerable attention.
He was a brother of the late Ed Call, well-known early-day attorney here.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Garitty, Corsicana; Mrs. Chas Holloway,
Fort Worth, and Mrs. T. C. Cash, Tyler; two sons, Henry Call, Corsicana, and
Col. Edwin B. Call, commanding officer, quarter-master department, Fort
Worth; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be L. K. Carraway, Horace Hayes, George Harvin, Joe Brown,
Tom Caton and W. A. Lang.
The First National Bank will be closed Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. during the funeral hour.
J. A. Call Rites Held Thursday
Funeral services for J. A. Call, 91, retired contractor, who died
Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon
Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the
Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which Mr. Call was a long-time
steward and at the time of his death, a trustee.
Native of North Carolina, Call, the brother of the late Ed Call,
pioneer attorney here, came to Corsicana about 50 years ago.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana; Mrs.
Chas. Holloway, Fort Worth; and Mrs. T. C. Cash, Tyler; two sons,
Henry Call, Corsicana, and Col. Edwin B. Call, commanding officer,
quartermaster department, U. S. Army, Fort Worth; four
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
The First National Bank was closed during the funeral hour.
Pallbearers were L. K. Caraway, Horace Hayes, George Harvin, Joe
Brown, Tom Caton, and W. A. Lang.
William Clark Call
Apr 5, 1890 - Jan 3, 1952
Teague Man Dies
TEAGUE, Texas, Jan. 5. - W. Clark Call, 61, railroad man of Teague, died in
a Fairfield hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Teague with burial in Oakwood Cemetery at Corsicana,
where he was reared. Surviving are his wife of Teague; a son, Tomme Call, San Antonio; two grandchildren, his father, J. A. Call, Corsicana; two
brother, Henry E. Call, Corsicana, and Col. Edwin B. Call, United States Army, Tokyo, Japan; three sisters, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana; Mrs.
Charlie Holloway, Fort Worth, and Mrs. T. C.
Cash, Tyler, and other relatives.
Rites Saturday For Clark Call
Funeral services for W. Clark Call, 61, Burlington and Rock Island
Lines executive, who died in a Fairfield hospital Friday morning,
were held Saturday with burial in Oakwood
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Hamm Funeral
Chapel in Teague and graveside rites were conducted at 12:30 p.m. at
Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.
Call was reared in Corsicana and began his connection with the
railroad in Corsicana many years ago before going to Teague.
Surviving are his wife of Teague; a son, Tommie Call, San Antonio;
two grandchildren, father, J. A. Call, Corsicana; two brothers,
Henry E. Call, Corsicana, and Col. Edwin B. Call, U. S. Army, Tokyo,
Japan; and three sisters, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana; Mrs.
Charlie Holloway, Fort Worth, and Mrs. T. C. Cash, Tyler, and other
McCammon directed local arrangements.
Apr 5, 1890 - Jan 3, 1952
Apr 4, 1874 - Jan 11, 1919
MEETS DEATH IN ELEVATOR
Former Corsicana Citizen Will Be Buried Here Tomorrow
The funeral of G. R. Callens, who met death in a hotel elevator at Wichita
Falls Saturday night, will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from
the residence of his mother, Mrs. W. T. Callens. The funeral was announced
for 2:30 o’clock this afternoon, it being expected that the body would reach
here at 11 0’clock this morning. Owing to the train in which the body,
accompanied by the family of the deceased, was being shipped missing
connection at Fort Worth the body will not arrive until 10 o’clock tonight,
hence the change in the hour of the funeral as stated.
The Sunday morning issue of the Wichita Falls News-Tribune gives the
following account of Mr. Callens’ death:
“G. R. Callens, prominent citizen of Electra, was so badly crushed in the
elevator at the Westland Hotel Saturday evening shortly before 10 o’clock
that he died half an hour after the accident without having regain
consciousness. The man, according to witnesses, had attempted to enter the
elevator, driven by Harry Kemp, aged 18, after it had started upward, lost
his footing, and was caught between the elevator and the balcony.
“Mr. Cullens who for the last several years has been a driller for the
Magnolia Oil Company, had been employed for the last several days in
Burkburnett, making preparations to drill M. K. & T. Well No. 5, and was
passing through Wichita Falls enroute to his home to spend Sunday with his
family. He had spent the evening in the lobby with R. J. Bradley and A.
Browning, also of Electra, and who were accompanying Mr. Callens. All three
had started to their rooms, and the first two had entered the elevator. Mr.
Callens was detained momentarily and the elevator started up without him.
“Mr. Callens made an effort to get into the moving vehicle and succeeded in
getting a foothold on the platform so that his body was partly in an partly
out of the elevator. He was struck on his shoulder and behind his neck by
the beam of the balcony, the blow forcing his feet outward, and causing him
to fall so that he hung out of the elevator, balanced upon his chest. An
effort was made to stop the elevator but the man’s chest and spine were
crushed between the elevator and balcony before it could be brought to a
“Dr. N. A. Brickman, who was in the lobby at the time of the accident,
attended the unfortunate man until he died, about thirty minutes later. The
body was taken in charge by a local undertaking company, and his family at
Electra were notified.
“Mr. Callens is survived by his wife and four children. His body was sent
out on an early train, funeral and arrangements have been made for this
afternoon. He was 44 years of age at the time of his death.”
Mr. Callens’ four children are as follows: Mrs. John Hendon, Mrs. Walter
Hyndman, Miss Jewell Vaughn and Claude Vaughn all of whom reside at Wichita
Falls save the latter, who is a soldier in France. The family reached here
early this afternoon coming over the interurban from Ft. Worth.
Mr. Callens’ father, it will be remembered , also met a tragic death. While
trying to rescue a man who had been overcome by gas in a well which the man
was cleaning Mr. Callens was also overcome and died.
CORSICANA MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT IN WICHITA FALLS
The body of G. R. Callens, who met death in a hotel elevator at Wichita
Falls Saturday night, reached here tonight for burial tomorrow. His family had entered the elevator and he, having been detained, attempted to get on
the elevator after it had started up, resulting in his being crushed so badly that he died in a few minutes.
Remains Interred This Morning.
The remains of the late G. R. Callens were
interred in Oakwood at 10 o’clock this morning
after funeral services at the home of the mother
of the deceased on West Sixth Avenue, conducted
by Rev. R.A. Crosby, of the Eleventh Avenue
Methodist church. A large number of friends
attended and many pretty flowers were in
Dec 6, 1888 - Feb 27, 1953
Funeral Rites Held For James Callens
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 1. - Funeral services were held here Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for James Callens, 64, who died Friday in San Angelo after a heart attack.
He was a veteran of World War I.
Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh
Avenue Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three sisters, Miss Myrtle Callens and Mrs. E. L. Barnes, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. V. Hedrick, San Antonio; Ray Renfro and Dean
Renfro, both of North Texas State College, Denton; J. R. Renfro of Fort Worth; John Renfro and Preston Renfro, both of Leonard, and one daughter,
Mrs. Lois Arnwine of Denison.
Note: Full dates from the Navarro County Cemetery Records for Oakwood
Cemetery. The marker also states: Tex-Mech Sup Co 359 Infantry World War I.
James Callens Services Sunday
Funeral services for James Callens, 64, World War I Veteran who died in San
Angelo Friday noon of a heart attack, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh
Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood
Surviving are three sisters, Miss Myrtle Callens and Mrs. E. L. Barnes, both
of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. V. Hedrick, San Angelo, and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers were E. B., R. L. and Lyman Barnes, Willard Sullivan, Joe
Stevenson and Z. V. Hedrick.
Nov 22, 1929 - Nov 24, 1931
CALLICUTT - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 25 - Betty Ann Callicutt, 2, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt Jr., died Wednesday. The funeral will be held from the home of the grandparents, Judge and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, Thursday
with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church.
LITTLE GIRL DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIAL BE HELD THURSDAY
Betty Ann Callicutt, aged 2 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Callicutt, Jr., died in the P. and S. hospital at 12:30 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon following a several days’ illness and the
funeral will be held from the home of the little girl’s
grandparents, Judge and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, 1244 West Fourth
avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor
of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Callicutt of
Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Moore of Tyler; great-grandmother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Neath of Houston and a number of other relatives.
The funeral will be directed by the Corley funeral home.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR BETTY
Funeral services for Betty Ann Callicutt, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mr. J. S. Callicutt, Jr., who died Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock in
P. and S. hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from residence
of the little child’s grandparents, Judge and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, 1244
West Fourth Avenue with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First
Surviving are the parents, the grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Callicutt,
Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Moore, Tyler; great-grandmother, Mrs.
Elizabeth Neath, Houston; and a number of other relatives.
Active pallbearers were Conrad Matthews, Jr., Hal Jones, Elliott Johnston
and W. B. Hendricks Jr., Mexia.
Honorary pallbearers were Jack Horn, Mexia; Jack Womack, Jr., Mexia; Clyde
Halbert and Ray Miller.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Samuel H. Yancey
Died Sep 1930
Man Dies at Corsicana
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept. 2 - Samuel H. Yancey, 30, died at a hospital here
Monday and the body was sent to Emory. He is survived by his wife, one son and four daughters.
Died Aug 20, 1908
Sudden Death at Corsicana.
Special To The News
Corsicana, Tex., Aug 21 - An unusually sad death occurred here last night at
the home of John Cunningham at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Tillie Young arrived at his home yesterday morning from Blooming Grove to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Although 65 years of age, she was in good health and spirits until a short while after retiring for the night, when she began coughing. Her daughter
went to her, when she complained of being unable to breathe freely. A doctor was called, but before he arrived death came to her relief. The body was
taken to Blooming Grove this morning for interment.
Apr 18, 1869 - Aug 7, 1930
Corsicana Man Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 7. - C. L. Atkinson, 61, died at his home here early
Thursday and the funeral was held from the residence in the afternoon with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. Surviving are his wife; eight children, Mrs.
Dorothy Leuders of San Antonio, Mrs. Dan Lively of Crane, J. C. Atkinson of Newton, Kan.; J. D. Atkinson of Corsicana, Irene Atkinson of Corsicana,
Izora Atkinson of Corsicana, Elizabeth Atkinson of Corsicana and Joe Atkinson of Corsicana.
FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD THURSDAY FOR C. L. ATKINSON
C. L. Atkinson, aged 61 years, died at his home, 2104 West Third avenue, at
4:30 o’clock Thursday morning and the funeral will be held from the
residence Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. He was
a native Texan and prior to moving to Corsicana 12 years ago, the family
resided in West Texas. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A. C.
Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church. Mr. Atkinson had
been in ill health for several months.
Surviving are his wife, eight children, Mrs. Dorothy Leuders, San Antonio;
Mrs. Dan Lively, Crane; J. D. Atkinson, Newton, Kansas; J. D. Atkinson,
Corsicana; Irene Atkinson, Corsicana; Izora Atkinson, Corsicana; Elizabeth
Atkinson, Corsicana; and Joe Atkinson, Corsicana; one uncle J. D. Robinson,
Corsicana; and other relatives.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Joe Wilson, John Molloy, Dick Molloy, L. C. Molloy, Noah
D. Wright, and Dude Ransom.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. L. ATKINSON HELD ON THURSDAY
Funeral services for C. L. Atkinson, aged 61 years, who died Thursday
morning at 4:30 o’clock, were held from the family residence, 2104 West
Third avenue, Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The
funeral was conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First
Methodist church. He had been in ill health for some time.
Mr. Atkinson was a native of Texas and resided in West Texas prior to moving
to Corsicana 12 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, eight children, Mrs. Dorothy Leuders, San Antonio;
Mrs. Dan Lively, Crane; J. D. Atkinson, Newton, Kansas; J. D. Atkinson,
Corsicana; Irene Atkinson, Corsicana; Izora Atkinson, Corsicana; Elizabeth
Atkinson, Corsicana; and Joe Atkinson, Corsicana; one uncle J. D. Robinson,
Corsicana; and other relatives.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
Katherine (UNKNOWN) Attra
Mar 18, 1878 - Apr 16, 1934
ATTRA - Corsicana, Texas, April 16 - Mrs. Katherine Attra, 58, of Houston,
died Monday morning at the home here of her daughter, Mrs. George Labban.
She had been on a visit to Corsicana for about two weeks. She is survived by
her husband, Louis Attra of Houston; one son, Mike Attra of Houston; two
Labban and Mrs. Louis Hashop of Corsicana, and eight grandchildren.
MOTHER CORSICANA WOMEN DIED WHILE VISITING IN CITY
Mrs. Katherine Attra, aged 58, of Houston, died at 11 o’clock Monday morning
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Labban, at the Labban home at 1217
West Second Avenue, after a short illness.
The deceased had been on a visit to Corsicana for about two weeks. She is
survived by her husband, Louis Attra of Houston; one son, Mike of Houston;
two daughters, Mrs. Labban and Mrs. Louis Hashop of Corsicana; and eight
Complete funeral plans have not been made. The arrangements are being
handled by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, April 16, 1934
Born in Syria - Buried in Hollywood cemetery,
Houston - w/o Louis Attra (mother of Annie Martha (Attra) Hashop and
Pauline (Attra) Labban)
Barney Thurman Austin
Jul 7, 1892 - May 23, 1934
AUSTIN - Corsicana, Texas. May 23. - Funeral services for Barney T. Austin,
41, native of Navarro County, who died Wednesday morning as a result of
injuries sustained in an automobile wreck Tuesday afternoon will be held
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Joe
E. Glenn, pastor of the church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. H.
A. Tipton; three sons, Alton, Barney Jr. and Jarrell Austin, all of
Corsicana; three brothers, J. W. Austin, Tiburon, Cal.; Garland Austin,
Beaumont, and A. G. Austin, Powell; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Hopkins, Sanger;
stepmother, Mrs. G. C. Austin, Powell, and others relatives.
James B. Baltzegar
Jun 6, 1857 - Mar 7, 1935
James B. Baltzegar, 77, resident of Powell for fifty-one years, died
Thursday. Funeral services where held Thursday afternoon at the home of his
sister-in-law, Mrs. P. B. Baltzegar, at Powell. Surviving are three sisters,
Mrs. Martha Fussell of Trinidad, Mrs. Sallie Hurst of Oklahoma, and Miss
Angie Baltzegar of Terrell.
PIONEER RESIDENT POWELL PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY THURSDAY
James B. Baltzegar, aged 77 years, resident of Powell for the past 51 years,
died suddenly with a heart attack Thursday morning at 6 o’clock. The funeral
was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of his sister-in-law,
Mrs. P. B. Baltzegar, at Powell with burial in the
Kerens cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. R. H.Heizer, Methodist minister.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Martha Fussell, Triniday; Mrs. Sallie
Hurst, Oklahoma, and Miss Annie Baltzegar, Terrell, and a number of other
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Clarence Tullius Banister
Aug 4, 1870 - Jan 15, 1932
C. T. Banister Dies At Corsicana Home
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 15. - C. T. Banister, 61, general secretary of the
Corsicana Y. M. C. A. for the last several years, died at his home Friday
morning. The funeral will be held from the First Methodist Church Sunday
with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
He was a leader in civic, church and other activities here for many years.
The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of
the First Methodist Church.
Mr. Banister was a member of the Corsicana school board.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Charles T. Banister, city attorney of
Corsicana; two brothers, George C. Banister of Danville, Ky., and Herman
Banister of Bradfordsville, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Lucey of Little
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. T. BANISTER SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for C. T. Banister, 61 general secretary of the Corsicana
y. M. C. A., and prominent churchman and civic leader in Corsicana for more
than 30 years, who died at his home, 516 West Third avenue Friday morning,
will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock with interment in Oakwood
cemetery. He had been in failing
health for some time, but his condition was not regarded as serious until a
short time prior to his death. Mr. Banister had been about his duties at the
Y. M. C. A. Wednesday.
The services will be conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the church.
At the time of his death, Mr. Banister, in addition to being general
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. was president of the Brotherhood class, of the
First Methodist church, a member of the Salvation Army advisory board,
member of board of stewards of First Methodist church, member of the Lions
Club and a member of the Corsicana school board. He formerly had been
general superintendent of the First Methodist church Sunday school,
president of the Y. M. C. A. , and had directed the financial campaigns of
the Salvation Army on several occasions. He was active in patriotic and
other work during the World war period, and took active interest in all
movements for the betterment of the community. Mr. Banister was secretary of
the Corsicana Ministerial association.
Mr. Banister was born in Marion county, Ky., but came to Texas early in
life, residing at Brownwood and Austin prior to moving to Corsicana about 35
Surviving are his wife, a son, Charles T. Banister, city attorney of
Corsicana; two brothers, George C. Banister, Danville, Ky., and Herman
Banister, Bradsfordville, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Lucey, Little Rock,
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
BURIAL RITES FOR C. T. BANISTER ARE HELD ON SUNDAY
MAN PROMINENT IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES OF CORSICANA DIED FRIDAY
Funeral services for C. T. Banister, aged 61, general secretary of the
Corsicana Y. M. C. A., for the past several years, and prominent civic and
religious worker who died early Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30
from the First Methodist church with Dr. John W. Bergin, pastor of the
church, and Dr. Caspar S. Wright, presiding elder, conducting the rites.
Interment was in Oakwood
Hundreds filled the large church auditorium to overflowing to pay their last
tribute to the Corsicana leader who died at his home early Friday morning
after a short, serious illness, and many others stood on the outside of the
church unable to find space on the inside. The chancel was covered with
beautiful floral offerings from Corsicana friends and from many other points
both within and outside the state.
The ministers eulogized the deceased for his excellent record as a church
worker, which embraced long years of service as a member, Sunday school
superintendent, steward, and in other official capacities. His services to
the community as a member of the school board, director and officer of the
Y. M. C. A., drive director for the Salvation Army and member of the
advisory board, and numerous other activities were presented and praised.
Music for the services were supplied by the choir of the First Methodist
church, augmented with several members of the St. John’s choir.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Charles T. Banister, Corsicana city
attorney; two brothers, George C. Banister, Danville, Ky., and Herman
Banister, Bradfordville, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Lucey of Little
Active pallbearers were F. N. Drane, E. E. Babers, Sam J. Jackson, Charles
H. Mills, C. G. Davidson, T. H. Benton, F. P. McElwrath, and W. P. McCammon.
Among the honorary pall-bearers were the members of the board of stewards of
the First Methodist church, members of the board of directors of Corsicana
Y. M. C. A., members of the board of trustee of the Corsicana Public
schools, members of the Salvation Army advisory board, members of the
Brotherhood Bible class of the First Methodist church, members of the
Corsicana Ministerial association, members of the Lions club, members of the
Navarro County Bar association, members of the Civitan club, members of the
Young Men’s Bible class of the First Methodist church, members of the
Masonic and K. of P. lodges, officials of the city of Corsicana and the
O. P. Douglas, W. H. Norwood, Neal Johnson of Dallas, O. E. Scarbrough, C.
F. Broughton, George E. Jester, Dr. Homer Jester, Dr. J. E. McClung, Dr. E.
H. Newton, Dr. Opie Wills, Dr. A. W. Rogers, J. W. McGill, Wilbur Wright, A.
B. King, Dr. A. B. Horn, J. S. Millerman, O. E. Stone, E. E. Cross, O. F.
Allen, E. E. Sheehey, Clyde Stroud, Hon. Luther A. Johnson of Washington, D.
C., Ernest Johnson of Dallas, Douglas Johnson of Houston, Roy Peebles, Ted
Ferguson, Robert Irwin, E. R. Glover, Paul Moore, Billy Murchison, J. N.
Edens, Jarvis Whiteselle, Odie Burke, T. J. Worthington, I. N. Cerf, Col.
Charles A. Davis of Lubbock, E. R. Brown of Dallas, W. C. Proctor of Dallas,
Lynne A. Wortham, Sid P. Story, W. M. Peck, Ben Blackmon, Davis Neece,
Randolph Jackson, H. D. Fillers of Wichita Falls.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral Home.
Phillip Benjamin Baltzegar
May 14, 1855 - Mar 19, 1934
BALTZEGAR. - Corsicana, Texas, March 19. - P. B. Baltzegar, 79, died at his
home at Powell Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Methodist Church at Powell and will be
conducted by the Rev. Benard L. McCord. Burial will be in the
Kerens Cemetery. Mr. Baltzegar
was a native of Alabama, but came to Texas fifty years ago, settling at
Powell, and had lived there since. He was a prominent farmer. Surviving are
his wife, three sons, E. B. Baltzegar, Corsicana; C. G. Baltzegar, St.
Petersburg, Fla.; W. R. Baltzegar, Powell; a daughter, Mrs. P. H.
Cuthbertson, Dallas, eight grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
POWELL PIONEER BURIED IN KERENS CEMETERY TUESDAY
Funeral services for P. B. Baltzegar, 79, pioneer resident of the
Powell community, who died at his home near Powell Monday morning at
8:15 o’clock were held Tuesday afternoon from the First Methodist
church at Powell at 2 o’clock with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bernard L. McCord, pastor.
Mr. Baltzegar was a native of Alabama, but came to Texas 50 years
ago, settling in the Powell community where he has resided since
Surviving are his widow, three sons, E. B. Baltzegar, Corsicana; C.
G. Baltzegar, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and W. R. Baltzegar, Powell; a
daughter, Mrs. P. H. Cuthbertson, Dallas; eight grandchildren and a
number of other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Jan 07, 1906 - Mar 01, 1935
William Gibson Bartlett, 29, son of W. D. Bartlett of Rice, died Friday in a
Dallas hospital. He was born in Rice and had lived there all his life. He
was a graduate of the Rice High School. Surviving are his father and two
sisters, Mrs. A. D. Ellis and Miss Bessie Bartlett, both of Rice. Funeral
services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Haynie Memorial Church in
William Bartlett Of Rice Died Friday In Dallas Hospital
RICE, Texas, March 2.—(Spl.)—William Gibson Bartlett aged 29 years, of Rice,
died in a Dallas Hospital Friday morning after an illness of six months and
the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Haynie
Memorial Methodist church with burial in the
Bartlett was a native of Rice and a graduate of Rice high school.
Surviving are his father, W. D. Bartlett and two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Ellis
and Miss Bessie Bartlett all of Rice.
John Bunyan Beasley
Aug 2, 1894 - Jun 3, 1930
John Beasley Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 4. - Funeral services for John Beasley, 39, who died
in the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday morning, were held from the residence
of his uncle, William Conner, Wednesday afternoon with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral
was conducted by the Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist
Church. Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Matt Beasley, Tupelo; S. P.
Beasley and W. P. Beasley, both of Ennis; three sister, Mrs. Ella Mithchell,
Tupelo; Mrs. Rosa Dennie, Roane, and Mrs. Bettie McKinsey, Midlothian, and
two uncles, William Conner, Corsicana, and J.
C. Conner, Roane.
JOHN BEASLEY DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL
John Beasley, age 39 years, died Tuesday morning about 10 o’clock at the
county hospital and funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2
o’clock at the home of his uncle, William Conner, 738 West Second avenue,
conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Interment will be in
Mr. Beasley resided at 1606 South Fifteenth street and was well known here.
Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Mat Beasley, Tupelo; S. P. Beasley
and W. P. Beasley, Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Mitchell, Tupelo; Mrs.
Rosa Dennie, Roane and Mrs. Betty McKinsey, Midlothian. Two uncles, William
Conner, Corsicana and J. C. Conner, Corsicana and J. C. Conner, Roane also
Pallbearers will be R. W. Gross, Mose Shumaker, Burleigh Butler, Jesse Pope,
Earl Bragg and Fred Rawlinson. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the
Corley-McMahon Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN BEASLEY HELD WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for John Beasley, aged 39 years, 1606 South Fifteenth
street, who died in the Navarro county hospital Tuesday morning at 10
o’clock, were held from the residence of his uncle William Conner, 738 West
Second avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First
Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Matt Beasley, Tupelo; S. P. Beasley
and W. P. Beasley, both of Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Mitchell, Tupelo;
Mrs. Rosa Dennis, Roane; and Mrs. Bettie McKinsey, Midlothian; and two
uncles, William Conner, Corsicana, and J. C. Conner, Roane.
Pallbearers were R. W. Gross, Mose Shumaker, Burleigh Butler, Jesse Pope,
Earl Bragg and Fred Rawlinson, Honorary pallbearers were friends of the
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dove C. Beers
Died Jan 1933
Galveston Teacher Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 3. - Mrs. Dove C. Beers, 73, pioneer teacher in the
Galveston schools, died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. P.
Norwood, Tuesday morning.
The body was sent to Galveston, where the funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon. Mrs. Beers was visiting the Norwood family during the Christmas
holidays. She was stricken with pneumonia three days ago.
A. C. Campbell
Dec 26, 1857 - Mar 3, 1913
Campbell - Corsicana, Tex., March 5. - A. C. Campbell, a traveling salesman
whose home was at Mexia, died here.
He was at one time a resident of this county and served as Deputy Sheriff
under Sheriff West. His body was taken to Mexia for burial.
Died Sep 1923
Dies From Knife Wounds
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 11. - Jose Camafcho died at the Physicians and
Surgeons' Hospital here Sunday night as the result of knife wounds received
in a fight Friday night.
Agrito Moreno was arrested in connection with the fight.
- View Obituary
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
- Sep 11, 1923
Died Oct 1950
Rites Held at Italy For Mrs. Sarah Cannon
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 24. - Funeral was held Monday at Italy, Ellis County,
for Mrs. Sarah Katherine Cannon, 86. She died at Eureka Saturday.
Surviving are three sons, W. H. Cannon Jr. of California, Odis Cannon of
Dallas and J. R. Cannon of Royse City; two daughters, Mrs. E. R. Bracken of
Eureka and Mrs. Eunice Few of Dallas; nineteen grandchildren, thirteen
great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Williams of Dallas, and other
Maggie Lee Mott
Oct 10, 1909 - May 31, 2001
MAGGIE LEE "Maga" MOTT died peacefully at home on May 31, 2001. She
was born October 10, 1909 in Chatfield , Texas . She is survived by her
husband of 71 years, R. Beach Mott, son R. Beach Mott, Jr., daughter,
Marilyn Cameron, grandchildren, Stephen Beach Mott, Glenna Horn, Garrett
Schuchholz, and Susanna Stratford, and six great grand sons. A private
family Memorial Service is planned. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be
made in her memory to the seventh Church of Christ Scientists, 1740
Yorktown, Houston, 77056.
Leta Rue Armstrong
Nov 6, 1917 - Apr 5, 2001
LETA RUE ARMSTRONG, 83, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001 in
Cleveland, Texas . She was born in Chatfield , Texas on November 6, 1917.
She lived in Houston from 1951 until 1982 where she and her deceased husband
attended Life Tabernacle Church, for a number of years, before moving to the
Cleveland area in 1981. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her son, Ron Armstrong
and wife Dorothy of Deer Park, Texas ; daughter, Marleta Wilkerson and
husband David of Cleveland, Texas ; six grandchildren & nine
great-grandchildren; sister, Garnet Stone of Mississippi. The family of Mrs.
Armstrong will be receiving friends from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on Sunday,
April 8, 2001 in the Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held at 12:00p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2001 in the Forest Park
Lawndale Family Chapel, with Pastor James Kilgore officiating. Interment
will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
Feb 3, 1916 - Jun 8, 2004
ARTHUR JOSHUA SMITH "A.J.", 88, returned to our Heavenly Father on the
morning of June 8, 2004. Arthur Joshua commonly referred to as A.J. was born
February 3 , 1916 in Kerens , TX.
A.J. is preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Smith; sons, Homer &
Michael Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Kathleen;
daughter, Cheryl & husband, Ken Jaeger; son, Ken & his wife, Lori Smith;
sister, Mattie Powell of Kaufman, TX; brother, Frank Smith of Kerens , TX ;
13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 10, 2004 from 6-8 pm at
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held
Friday, June 11, 2004 at 3 pm in the chapel of Forest Park The Woodlands
with Rev. Clifford Jones officiating. Interment will be Saturday, June 12,
2004 at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, TX at 1:30 pm
Elizabeth (Harris) Ingalls
Mar 21, 1914 - Oct 14, 2003
ALICE ELIZABETH INGALLS, 89, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2003 in
Houston. Mrs. Ingalls was born in Corsicana, TX to John B. and Maud Harris.
She is survived by her husband, Irvin Ingalls, daughter, Willie Beth Hardin,
numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM Thursday, October 14, 2003 at Brookside
Funeral Home- Cypress Creek where the funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM
that evening. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 17,
2003 at Kerens Cemetery in Kerens
Melba Ann (Padgitt) Johnson-Manning
Oct 9, 1941 - May 20, 2002
MELBA ANN PADGITT JOHNSON MANNING, 60, passed from the loving arms of
her family on Monday, May 20, 2002 in Houston, Texas. She was born October
9, 1941 to Jimmie Edward Padgitt, Sr. and Janey Helen Bell of Kerens ,
Texas.The youngest of ten children, she is preceded by her mother and
father, her older brother and sister Jimmie and Erma Padgitt, and her
identical twin sister Peggy. A native of Texas, Melba graduated from Park
High School in Kerens , Texas and attended Texas Southern University School
of Pharmacy. After years of being a devoted wife and mother, she began a
twenty-five year career in the field of management. After retiring, she
tended the elderly and infirmed. Proof that a good heart is the true
testament of one's merit, Melba gave in life her love, time, and enduring
strength and faith to all of those she nurtured. Ever ready to feed a
starving soul or body, she will be missed. She is survived by her three
children, Leonard Johnson, III and his wife, Kamaria, Howard Johnson and
Ramon Manning; two grandchildren, Brittany Ann Johnson and Christopher
Stephen Johnson; her siblings, Ruby Padgitt, Ardis Faye Taylor, Enillor
Padgitt, George Padgitt, Ila Warren, and Lloyd Padgitt as well as many
nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, May 24, 2002 at the Church of
the Living God Temple, Houston, Texas. Interment followed in Kerens , Texas
Louis Owen Walker
May 13, 1915 - Jul 26, 2001
Funeral services for Louis Owen Walker, of Crosby, TX, will be Sunday, July
29, at 3 :00 p.m. in Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home in Highlands, TX,
with Rev. Bernard W. Stein officiating. Interment will follow in
Kerens Cemetery Monday, July 30,
at 12:00 p.m. Louis was born May 13, 1915, in Kerens , TX, and passed away
Thursday, July 26. He retired from U.S.G. after thirty-five years, and was a
member of Lake Houston United Methodist Church.He is survived by his loving
wife, Della M. Walker, of Crosby; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Pat
Walker , of Houston, and Bill and Sam Walker, of San Clemente, California;
daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Chris Carruth, of Atlanta, Georgia;
sister Birdie Dee Sims, of Austin; grandchildren, Carol Williams and husband
Matt, Jonathan Walker, Jayce Walker, Andy, Tyler, and Caroline Carruth; and
great-grandson, Noah Williams.
- Houston Chronicle Date: Friday 07/27/01
Johnny V. Hutchins
Jan 12, 1923 - Feb 16, 2002
JOHNNY V. HUTCHINS, 79, born January 12, 1923 in Frost , Texas , went
to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 16, 2002 in Houston. She was
preceded in death by husband, Joseph Lonnie Hutchins. Johnny is survived by
her daughters, Suzann Meinke and husband Fred, Simone Trappe and husband
Allen; sons, Jason L. Hutchins and wife Joyce, Howard L. Hutchins;
grandchildren, Dianna Geer and husband Bruce, Deborah Griffin and husband
Kyle, Mark Hutchins and wife Tracy, Fred William Meinke, Jr., Troy Lonnie
Meinke and wife Karyn; great grandchildren, Christian, Kaitlyn, Justin,
Crystal, Brittany, Simone, Micah, Miriam; sister, Cathryn Newsom; numerous
nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends. Family will receive
friends Monday, February 18, 2002 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Brookside Funeral
Home. Funeral Services to be conducted on Tuesday at 1:00 PM in Brookside
Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow in Brookside Memorial Park.
- Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Harris Co., TX
Amon B. Fields
Oct 23, 1905 - Jun 23, 2001
AMON B. FIELDS, 95, died at home in Deer Park on June 23, 2001. He was
born October 23, 1905 to Zula and Tom Fields in Frost , Texas . Graduated
from Hillsboro High School and married his high school sweetheart, Willie
Vernie Pierce in 1925. They were married 69 years until her death in 1994.
He worked for Texas Power and Light, later transferring to Central Power and
Light Company in Pharr, Texas where they lived until they moved to Deer Park
in 1993. Amon gave his life to Christ at an early age and was a faithful
servant of his Lord throughout his 95 years. He was a member of First
Baptist Church, Deer Park. He had been a member of the Pharr Kiwanis and had
been named Pharr Man of the Year. He was a 50 year honoree as a Mason with
membership in Deer Park and San Juan. He is survived by his two daughters,
Sandra Talbert and husband Russell of Deer Park and Yvonne McCallon and
husband John of McKinney, Texas . Also surviving is a brother, Marlon Fields
of Roy, Utah as well as grandchildren Taryn Hext, Tiffany Bennett, Karen
Brown, Dr. Kevin McCallon, Kristi McCallon, and Kelly McCallon. Also
surviving are great grandchildren Bailey and Hayden Hext, Alyssa and Dalton
Bennett, Megan McCallon, Kendall and Brittany Brown. Services will be
conducted at Deer Park's First Baptist Church, 438 E. 8th St., Deer Park
with services being led by grandson Dr. Kevin McCallon. Visitation will be
Monday, June 25, 2001 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Grand View Funeral Home in
Pasadena. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen,
Texas on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 11:00 AM. Memorials are requested in
lieu of flowers to Deer Park First Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of
McKinney, or First Baptist Church of Pharr, Texas .
Oct 17, 1928 - May 22, 2001
ROSS EDWARD HARRINGTON age 72, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2001. He
was born October 17, 1928, in Frost , Texas , and lived there until he
graduated from high school at the age of 16. He moved to Houston to attend
University of Houston, where he was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega
Fraternity. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army in the
Korean War during which he was received
with the Bronze Star. Mr. Harrington returned to Houston where he was
Employment Manager at Foley's, Vice President of Southern Warehouse, and
owner of Volume Corporation. Ross was an avid hunter and a member of the
Tejas Vaqueros and the Houston Safari Club. He is preceded in death by his
wife of 42 years, Caroline Haury Harrington. He is survived by his wife,
Sarah Vanlandingham Harrington; sons Richard of Houston, Charlie and wife,
Jan, of Honolulu, HI, and Ross Harrington, Jr. of Aurora, CO; daughters
Kathleen Kilgore and husband, Ron, of Colleyville, TX, Susan Harrington of
Honolulu, HI, Jennifer Gregory and her husband, Paul, of Houston, and Jill
Calloway and husband, Ron, of Houston; grandchildren, Celeste Baldwin, Lisa
Quinn and husband, Jarod, Ricky, Ross Harrington III, Kylie, and Kacie
Harrington, Page, Ryan, and Sarah Gregory, and Allison and Travis Calloway;
and one great grandson, Caden Quinn. Funeral Services will be at Geo. H.
Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Drive on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with Reverend
Bill Cole officiating. Pallbearers will be Norman Charlton, Sr., John
Crawford, Steve Friedman, Abbe Ledbetter, Winston McKenzie, Sr., Richard
Moehring, Ken Morris, Shearn Smith, John Weems, Joe Wheat. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Cal Birdsall, Ron Galloway, Paul Gregory, Paul Hargrave,
Mark Jones, C.F. Kendall, and Tom Masterson. Entombment will follow at
Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The
Harrington Scholarship Foundation, (for the visually impaired), Arbor
School, 1635 Blalock Drive, Houston, TX 77080.
Alice Louise [Landfather?] Hilliard
Jan 6, 1923 - May 4, 2002
ALICE L. HILLIARD, 79, passed away May 4, 2002, in Houston, Texas .
Ms. Hilliard was born January 6, 1923, in Urich, Missouri. Alice worked in
the military aircraft industry in California during the 1940's and 50's
where she was the first woman to be promoted to design engineer at Convair.
She retired as a drafting checker for Lockheed after seventeen years. She is
survived by her special friend Glen M. Barnet; his daughter Sarah Roberts of
Conroe, her husband James; his daughter Amy Sowers of Conroe and her husband
George; her son William "Hank" Hilliard of Ft. Worth, his wife Nan; her
brother Ivan Landfather of California; her grandchildren Heather, Allison,
and Bill Hilliard, Melinda, Amanda, and Susan Roberts%3BTrey and Adam Sowers
. Alice was a long-time member of PWP and enjoyed dancing weekly. Alice was
the widow of Bill Hilliard of NASA. Services will be held at 8:00 P.M. on
Tuesday, May 7,2002 at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center
Boulevard, Webster, Texas 77598, with Reverend Joe Miller officiating. Grave
side service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday May 8, 2002 at
Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse ,
Alois (Derden) Whitsitt
Feb 3 , 1916 - May 10, 2005
RUTH ALOIS WHITSITT, of Houston, TX, went to be with the Lord on May
10, 2005. She was born on February 3 , 1916, to Tom and Rosa Derden in a
small community called Cryer Creek, near Blooming Grove , TX.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail Whitsitt, of Pearland, TX, son-in-law,
Mike Gardner, of Houston, TX, granddaughters, Charlotte Gardner and Annette
Smith, great grandchildren, Jodie, Tyler and Wyatt Smith, of College
Station, TX, numerous friends and a sister-in-law, She was preceded in death
by her loving husband, Harry Whitsitt, and daughter, Ruth Ann Gardner, and
brothers and sisters and parents.
Pall bearers will be Mike Gardner, Dub Mixon, Brad Senter, Hoga Morgan, Jr.,
Gus Cantu, and Jerome Kelly and honorary, Dwain Jones.
Visitation will be May 12, 2005, from 5-8 pm at Crespo Funeral Home. Burial
Services will be on May 13, 2005, at 12:00 noon at Crespo Funeral Home, 4136
Broadway, Houston, TX 77087, with an interment to follow at Forest Park
- Submitted by
BGHS grad 1934
w/o Henry Frank Whitsitt d/o Thomas Bruce “Tom” Derden and Rosa
Elizabeth “Rosie” (Price) Derden buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana,
Sep 15, 1931 - Nov 17, 2004
EVERETT GRIFFIN 73, passed away November 17, 2004 in Houston. He was
born on September 15, 1931 in Crockett, TX. He was raised in Blooming Grove
, TX by parents Eben and Oma Sims. Mr. Griffin graduated from Pasadena High
School in 1950, served in the United States Airforce for 2 years during
Korean War and attended Richey Street Baptist Church for many years.
He is survived by wife, Shirley Griffin of 51 years; children, Doug and Kim
Griffin, Ronny and Karen Griffin, Vicki and Ron Hughes, Lori and Pete
Church; (6) grandchildren; pallbearers, Doug Griffin, Ronny Griffin, Steve
Griffin, Joel Taylor, Randy Griffin and Pete Church.
Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. on Thursday, November 18, 2004 at Grand
View Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday,
November 19, 2004 at Grand View Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at
Grand View Memorial Park.
Texoria (Pierce) Frazier-Satterwhite
Mar 8, 1910 - Oct 29, 2004
TEXORA PIERCE FRAZIER SATTERWHITEpassed away at the age 94 on October
29, 2004. She was born March 8, 1910, in Blooming Grove , Texas and was the
only child of J. W. and Martha Pierce. She attended high school in
Breckenridge, Texas, and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1931,
with a B.B.A. She remained a loyal and steadfast supporter of T.C.U.
throughout her life, speaking often of her "most special four years" there.
Texora taught business classes at the high school in Moran, Texas, before
moving to Baytown, Texas in 1933. She resided in Baytown until 1997, when
she moved to the Treemont Retirement Center in Houston.
In her early years in Baytown, Texora set up a bookkeeping system and worked
for over seven years as the only bookkeeper for the school tax office. Over
the years, she also taught at R. E. Lee High School and at Horace Mann
Junior High School. She survived two husbands, Herbert S. Frazier and Troy
L. "Doc" Satterwhite. She and Herbert Frazier had three daughters. After his
death in 1950, she married in 1952 to Doc Satterwhite, who also had three
children, forming a family of eight.
Texora was active in Baytown's First Christian Church, teaching Sunday
School for 41 years, and holding many official church board and committee
jobs and ladies' C.W.F. responsibilities. She was elected Elder Emeritus in
1991. She was active in the Book Review Club, served as Secretary of the
United Fund, was a member of A.A.U.W., helped organize Church Women United,
helped organize the Child Care Center, and volunteered in the Baytown Thrift
Shop for over twenty-five years. Texora was active in the Women's Club for
14 years and was the first secretary of the Ladies Association of the Goose
Creek Country Club, later serving as president of that organization. Doc
Satterwhite often acted as a recruiter of engineers for Humble Oil Refinery
(now Exxon Mobil), and Texora enjoyed assisting in welcoming their wives,
helping them to find housing, and helping in the social orientation of the
single engineers. She participated in all of these activities while being
mother to six children, who ranged in age from elementary school to college,
and she was even asked by some groups to give advice and instructions on the
raising of teenagers.
Texora Satterwhite is survived, with much love and affection, by her 6
children and their spouses, 13 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.
Her children are son Bill Satterwhite and wife Neita of Rockwall, Texas;
daughter Mary Virginia Cummins and husband Roy of Richmond, Texas; daughter
Martha Kay Roland and husband Bill of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter Sue Harris
and husband Richard of Sugarland, Texas; daughter Maudeen Eccles and husband
Joe of Houston, Texas; and daughter Judy Oliver and husband Robert of
Houston, Texas. The 13 grandchildren incIude Bill Satterwhite, Susan
Swanson, Sharon Conner, Sam Satterwhtte, Lauri Burroughs, Jennifer McDaniel,
Meredith Harris, Davalyn Redford, Jimmy Markham, Troy Leslie, Amy Tucker,
Scott Eccles, and Al Oliver.
Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, November 3 , 2004 at Navarre
Funeral Home, officiated by Dr. Earl Bissex. Visitation will be one hour
prior to services starting 1 pm at Navarre Funeral Home. Burial will be at
San Jacinto Cemetery.
In honor of Texora Pierce Frazier Satterwhite, donations may be made in her
name with The Houston S.P.C.A., 900 Portway Dr., Houston TX, 713-869-7722,
or The Houston Humane Society, P.O. Box 450528, Houston, TX 77245,
Oct 31, 1909 - Sep 24, 2003
REUBEN DEE SHEPPARD, 93, of Pearland, passed away Wednesday, September
24, 2003. He was born in Blooming Grove , TX on October 31, 1909 to the late
William and Beulah (Fitzgerald) Sheppard. Reuben worked for the postal
department of the U.S. Army in 1943-1945. He was also employed by the US
Postal Service for 37 years as a carrier and has been retired for 37 years.
He is survived by his brothers, J. D. Sheppard and wife Billie of Corsicana,
TX and Billy Charles Sheppard of Orlando, FL; sisters-in-law, Gertrude Pyka
of Pearland, Gertrude Jackson of Baytown; brother-in-law, OB Aman of
Waxahachie, TX.; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his loving wife Martha (Tiney) of 55 years and a
sister, Vera Ruth Patty.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2003 from 4:00 to
8:00pm at Corl's Family Funeral Home chapel. The funeral service will be
Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 2:00pm at the funeral home chapel. Graveside
service will be held at 5:00pm at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in
Pallbearers will be David Jez, Charles Stigall, Richard Heiling, Austin
Heiling and Jerry Walker
Jan 24, 1938 - Nov 24, 2002
ERNEST EDWARD REAMES, age 64, of Houston died November 24, 2002. He
was born January 24, 1938 in Blooming Grove , Texas to William Allen and
Faye Reames. He graduated from the Houston Police Department Academy, Class
#26 and retired after 33 years of service. He is survived by his loving
wife, Carolyn Reames, 2-daughters: Tammy Denise Barta, and Leslie Michelle
Reames, 3 -sons: Brandon Allen Reames, Randall Gene Reames, and Kenneth
Allen Farr, brother and sister-in-law: Royce Dean Reames and wife Edith,
2-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6-8
P.M. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Klein Funeral Home. Funeral Services will
be 2 P.M. Wednesday November 27, 2002 at Klein Funeral Home. Interment will
follow in the Magnolia
May 12, 1925 - Feb 3 , 2003
EARNESTINE BROWN HOWARD, age 77, was called to rest on February 3 ,
2003 from stroke related causes. Mrs. Howard was born May 12th, 1925 in
Richland , Texas . Mrs. Howard retired from Stoma Floors after 35 years of
dedicated service. Earnestine was a Fighter, contested by her battle with
breast cancer in 1973 along with multiple other medical conditions that took
toll on her body but not her spirit. She enjoyed antiquing, shopping,
watching the Grand Old Opre along with caring for her flowers and her
garden. Most of all she dearly loved her family and showed it by spending
time with them and talking to others about them. You could count on her to
be the first to call you and wish you a Happy Birthday. Mrs. Howard is
preceded in death by her parents Bud and Lois Brown and three brothers Rex,
John, and Gene Brown. Mrs. Howard is survived by her daughter and son-in-law
Patsy and Archie Turpin; grandchildren Rodney and Denise Turpin, Karen and
Archie Ryder and Four great grandchildren: Kendra and Camden Ryder, Breanna
and Dalton Turpin. She is also blessed with many nieces, nephews, cousins
and dear friends who will mourn her passing. As a member of Bethel Baptist
Church, Mrs. Howard will indeed be missed. The family will receive friends
on Thursday, from 5:00-8:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home. Services will be
Friday, February 7, 2003 at 1:00 PM in Brookside Funeral Chapel. Interment
will follow at Brookside Memorial Park. The Family wishes to thank everyone
who contributed to Earnestine's physical and spiritual comfort during her
Emmett J. Yates
d. Nov 18, 2001
EMMETT "Jack" YATES of Sargent, Texas passed on peacefully November
18, 2001. He served in WWII in
three campaigns, the Rhineland, Central Europe, and Battle of the Bulge. He
received CIB, Bronze Star, Victory Medal, and Campaign Ribbon with three
battle stars. He was born in Eureka , Texas and moved to Houston in 1942
where he lived for 47 years before retiring to "Jack's Island" at Sargent,
Texas . He loved his beach, fishing, his tractor, and time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret Cupples Yates, three
sons, Bobby Yates and wife Vicki, Jimmy Yates and wife Lynn, Mike Yates and
wife Cheryl, 8 grandchildren, Troy Yates, Doug Yates and wife Leah, Jared
Yates and wife Amber, Carrie Dasher and husband Robby, Chad Yates, Tyler
Yates, Brook Yates and Shawn Yates, three great grandchildren, Cole Yates,
Payton Yates, and Holly Dasher. He is also survived by sisters Faye Wilson
and husband Bob, Mary Sullins and husband Joe, and one brother, Joe Yates.
Visitation: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at Earthman Resthaven from 11:00 a.m.
-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 4040 Watonga, Houston, 77092. Interment: Houston
Dec 14, 1899 - Aug 6, 1999
ERIN ROSS HARRINGTON, age 99, passed away Friday, August 6, 1999. Mrs.
Harrington was born in Frost , Texas in 1899 and moved to Houston in 1944.
She worked at Sakowitz and Palais Royal for decades, and continued to tailor
clothes until the age of 95. She lived in her home in West University until
she turned 99 and then moved to Vosswood Nursing Home. Mrs. Harringston is
preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie. Erin is survived by her son, Ross
Edward Harrington of Houston; granddaughters Susan Harrington of Honolulu,
Hawaii, and Kathleen Kilgore and her husband Ron of Colleyville, Texas ;
grandsons Ross Harrington, Jr. of Aurora, Colorado, Richard Harrington of
Houston, and Charlie Harrington and his wife, Jan, of Honolulu, Hawaii;
great grandchildren Lisa and Celeste Baldwin, and Ricky, Scooter, Kylie and
Kacie Harrington; and special family friend Sarah Cordray. She is also
survived by her sisters, Ila Butler and Norene Paul of Dallas. Burial will
be held by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, Texas on
Tuesday, August 10, at Noon and interment will follow at
Frost Cemetery. Mrs. Harrington's
Memorial Service will be held in Houston at the West University Church of
Christ, 3407 Bissonnet on Saturday, August 14 at 11:00 A.M.
Feb 24, 1908 - Feb 9, 1998
ILARAE McKINNEY PHARES, born February 24, 1908, died February 9, 1998
in New Braunfels. She was born in Frost , Texas , the 11th of 12 children of
I.W. and Hattie Durst McKinney. Harae was the last surviving child. The
family moved to League City, where she spent her childhood before moving to
Houston to pursue a business career. Harae and her late husband, Wayne
Phares, lived in Calgary, Canada a number of years before returning to New
Braunfels. Survivors include sisters-in-law. Mrs. B.T. McKinney and Mrs.
Bruno Durst McKinney; 15 devoted nieces & nephews; a number of great & great
great nieces & nephews; and a host of friends. Private graveside services
will be held in League City at the family cemetery plot at a later date.
SCHMIDT FUNERAL HOME, 1508 East Ave., Katy, (281) 391-2424.
- Daughter of Isaac Washington McKinney & Hattie Benigna (Durst)
Oct 31, 1911 - Sep 20, 2000
MARZEE MOORE CARMICHAEL, 88, of Huntsville, Texas , widow of Dr.
William R. Carmichael, died September 20, 2000. She was born in Emmett ,
Texas , October 31, 1911, the daughter of the late William Pitt Moore and
Mary Delle Bills Moore. Marzee graduated from Baylor University in 1934 and
began teaching in Hubbard, TX. In 1935 she married Bill Carmichael, at the
time a teacher in the Bryan Public Schools, and settled in Bryan, beginning
a 25 year residency devoted to family, church, education and philanthropic
organizations. She was for many years a pianist in the Sunday School program
of First Baptist Church, Bryan. Marzee served as regent of the local chapter
of the DAR and was a member of the UDC chapter in Bryan. In 1961, Dr.
Carmichael moved to Huntsville to begin his professorship with Sam Houston
State University and Marzee returned to teaching. Huntsville High School
students remember her reasoned yet gracious approach to the rigors of high
school math. Her interest in genealogy unabated, she quickly became active
in DAR and UDC chapters in Huntsville. She also became a member of the
Colonial Dames and Daughters of the American Colonists. Book reviews with
the Outlook Club were also a central part of her community life. Education
and sharing ideas have always been Carmichael cornerstones. She is survived
by son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cathy Carmichael, of Midlothian, VA;
her daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Warren Bellows of Houston;
granddaughters Catherine Carmichael Lyon of Windsor, VA, Kristin Carmichael
Mitchell of Charlottesville, VA., Elizabeth C. Bellows of Houston, presently
a sophomore at Harvard University; and grandson, Warren S. Bellows IV, of
Houston. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at
2:00 pm, Saturday, September 23, after which the family will receive friends
and family at the Church. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers,
contributions be made to the Carmichael Memorial Children's Library at the
First Presbyterian Church, 1801 19th St., Huntsville, TX 77340. Services
under the direction of Huntsville Funeral Home.
John Thomas Vernon
Mar 24, 1957 - Dec 5, 1997
JOHN THOMAS VERNON, born March 24, 1957 in Houston, passed away Dec.
5, 1997. Survived by mother Phyllis Camp and husband Carrol Camp. Daughter
Jennifer Vernon, sister Deborah Gibson, brothers Gregg and Wayne Vernon.
Sister Pam Graham. Graveside services to be held in Kerens, Texas.
Aug 21, 1920 - Aug 26, 1998
NORA NETTLES WESSON August 21, 1920 - August 26, 1998 Services for
Nora Nettles Wesson will be Saturday, August 29th, at 10 am at the 4th
Infantry Division Memorial Chapel at 25th Street and Battalion Avenue, Fort
Hood, Texas. Mrs. Wesson died Wednesday afternoon at Scott & White Hospital,
Temple. Nora Ruth Nettles was born to Ludie and E.E. Nettles on August 21,
1920 in Kerens , Texas. In 1935 the family moved to Temple. Nora was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Temple. She graduated from Temple High
School in 1937. Mrs. Wesson was married to Thomas Euel Wesson on May 29,
1938, in Temple. He preceded her in death in February of 1997. Mrs. Wesson
graduated from Temple Junior College in 1938. She also graduated from
Hieronymus Business School. During World War II she worked at McCloskey
General Hospital in Temple, The Soil Conservation Board and The Selective
Service Board. From 1965 to 1967 Mrs. Wesson was a Real Estate agent for
Skinrood Real Estate in Northern Virginia. During her years as a military
wife she served as a member of the Gray Ladies of The American Red Cross;
Army Community Services; Post Exchange Commissary and Thrift Shop Boards and
Spinning Wheels of Fort Hood, Texas. She was a member of the Officers Wives
Club, Retired Officers Wives Club and Wednesday Review Club. She is an
honorary member of the Texas A&M Lettermen's Association and a Paul Harris
Fellow of Rotary International. Survivors include her daughter, Ann Wesson
Shrewsbury of Harker Heights; her sister Ann Lou Nettles Walker of Dallas;
and one grandson, Benton Wesson Shrewsbury, a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force
Academy, Colorado. Mrs. Wesson was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, two brothers, Eddie Eugene Nettles, Jr. and Howard Ross Nettles and
one sister, Nell Nettles Reed. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 -
8:00 p.m. Friday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Memorials may
be made to Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, Inc., P.O. Box 844,
Temple, Texas, 76503 or the T.E. (Tiny) and Nora Wesson Scholarship Fund,
CTC Foundation, P.O. Box 1800, Killeen, Texas 76540-1800.Crawford-Bowers
Funeral Home, Inc Killeen, TX 76542. 254/634-2638.
John R. Wilson
Aug 8, 1920 - Feb 20, 1999
JOHN R. WILSON, age 78, of Waco, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, in
a local hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23,
1999, in Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Carl N. Freeto,
Dr. W.J. Wimpee, officiating. Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday
at Kerens City Cemetery. The
family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Wilson
was born August 8, 1920, in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late Charles M. and
Lida Christenberry Wilson. He was reared in Texarkana and Dallas, TX., where
he attended local schools. He was a graduate of the University of Texas at
Austin and later graduated from law school at Southern Methodist University
in 1948. He married Anne Talley on February 7, 1944, in Norfolk, VA. Mr.
Wilson served in the U.S. Navy as a gunnery officer and navigator on board
the destroyer USS Tillman #641 from 1943 to 1945 in both the Atlantic and
Pacific theaters. He began his law practice and teaching law at Baylor
University School of Law in 1948. He continued there as a Professor of Law
until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of Austin Avenue United
Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother,
Dr. Charles M. Wilson, Jr., of Dallas. Survivors include his wife, Anne
Talley Wilson of Waco; a daughter, Margaret Anne Wilson of Austin; a son,
Rev. Andrew Ross Wilson and his wife Sarah of Adairville, Kentucky and two
grandchildren, James Ross Wilson and Rachel Elizabeth Wilson. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Caritas of Waco. WILKIRSON-HATCH-BAILEY
Funeral Home. (254)753-3691.
Maurey Waylon Warren
Sep 29, 1930 - Mar 4, 1999
WAYLON WARREN, 68, OF Gonzales, La. passed away March 4, 1999 at
Riverview Hospital, Gonzales, La. Mr. Warren was born September 29, 1930 in
Kerens , Texas. Survived by wife, Carolyn Warren of Gonzales, La.; 4 sons,
Mickey Warren, Kenneth Warren and Mark Warren, all of Alabama, Terry Warren
of Santa Fe, Tx.; 2 stepdaughters, Pam Alford of Houston and Suzanne Ficklin
of Gonzales, La.; sister, Wanelle Starks of Athens; 16 grandchildren; 1
great grandchild. Services 2 P.M. Monday at First Baptist Church of Kerens,
Rev. Jamie Starks officiating, Joe Warren and Mr. Lavelle Layfield
assisting. Visitation 6 pm to 8 pm Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: Family members. Burial:
Prairie Point Cemetery.Paschal
Funeral Home, Inc. 120 S.W. Third St. Kerens , Tx. 75144 (903) 396-2371
d. Nov 8, 1999
DORIS THOMASON SEGERLIND, lost her long battle with cancer November 8,
1999 in Spring Branch Medical Center, Houston. Mrs. Segerlind, a native of
Kerens , Texas was active in ABWA, and a member of Airline Manor Baptist
Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thomason,
sister, Janice Colvin and a brother, Allen Thomason. Survivors are her
husband, O.W. Swede" Segerlind, Houston; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy
and Douglas Guillot of Vidor, a sister, Martha Fields of Kerens; a brother,
and sister-in-law, James and Norma Thomason of Waco; brother-in-law Melvin
Colvin of Carthage; three grandsons, nine great-grandchildren, nephews,
nieces and numerous friends. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the
funeral home. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 1999
at Brookside Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday,
November 12, 1999 at Kerens City
Cemetery in Kerens , Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Skyscraper Chapter ABWA, c/o T.R. Lay, P.O. Box 57093, Houston, Texas
77257-0593 or Shriners Hospital for children or charity of your choice
Aalon J. Farris
Jul 4, 1921 - Jan 23, 2000
AALON J. (Pat) FARRIS, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2000, in
Memorial City Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Aalon
J. (Pat) was born on July 4, 1921, to James Bunn Farris and Addie Etta Inman
Farris, in Navarro County in the Community of Rural Shade in Kerens , Texas.
He was the youngest of 11 children and is survived by his wife of 55 1/2
years, Sylvia Montalbano Farris; sons, Kenneth Wayne Farris of Baytown, TX.,
and James Aalon Farris of Houston; daughters, Linda Joyce Farris-Schroeder
of Houston, and Sylvia Elaine Conaughty of West Frankfort IL, 1 sister, Faye
Piper of Houston; and by 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Pat was
of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic
Church and a Veteran of World War II.
He was also a member of the United Steel Workers Union of America Local 2083
and worked for Reed Roller Bit (Baker-Hughes) for 39 years, 8 months and 3
days. Having been active in the community, he worked with the Boy Scouts for
20 years with Troop #631 from Fair Haven Methodist Church and was also a
volunteer at Memorial City Hospital for the past 8 years. Visitation will be
held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service beginning at 7:00
p.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy
Freeway where Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January
26, 2000 with Rev. Michael Carmody officiating. Rite of Commital will follow
in Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Dawn
Schroeder Quesada, Erick Schroeder, Wendi Schroeder, Adam Farris, David
Lewis and Wesley Conaughty; Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren,
Patrick Farris, Mathew Farris, Gabriella DeLeon, Melissa Conaughty, Claire
Conaughty, Amanda Farris, Angela Farris, Robert Roper, Stephen Townsend; and
great-grandchildren, Samantha Quesada, Pamela Quesada and Joshua
Aug 6, 1927 - Aug 30, 2000
DUDLEY PONDER, age 73, of Houston, Texas died Wednesday afternoon,
August 30, 2000. Mr. Ponder was born on August 6, 1927 in Navarro County,
Kerens , Texas. Dudley was the fifth child of ten children born to the late
Chris and Doris Clayton Ponder. He is survived by 6 siblings, O.C. Ponder
Sr. and Viola Armstrong, of Kerens , Texas, Fannie M. Alexander and Estell
Ponder of Houston, Texas, Hattie M. Vanibuls of Los Angeles, California, M.C.
Ponder of Berkeley, California. Preceding him in death were Corene Shamlin,
Dock Ponder and Ardelia Polk. Dudley received his primary and secondary
education in the Navarro County Training School graduating High School in
May 1945. After high school he attended Prairie View A&M College however was
drafted into the United States Army in 1946 serving as an Army Medic. Dudley
returned home after serving his country and enrolled in Texas Southern
University. However school was not his only interest as he was dating the
quiet, hometown girl, Geraldine Green. They were married on December 18,
1949. The next 50 plus years of life was filled with the births of 4 sons,
(Dudley Wayne, Frederick Earl, Wesley Wendell, and Kevin Ray) 12
grandchildren, (Dudley Wayne, William Christerpher, Mary LaTazalea, Lisa
Marie, Frederick Earl II, Cherise Heleen, Sarah Naomi, Raymond Aaron,
De'onna Elizabeth, Jason Milton, Nathan Benjamin and Wesley Issac) a host of
nieces and nephews. His family also includes 3 loving daughter-in-laws (Reba
Gaston-Ponder, Lois Ponder and Donna Ponder), friends, loving business
associates and loyal customer. Dudley or Dud" as he was affectionately
called was an entrepreneur. His entrepreneur skills developed businesses
that included an Automobile Dealership affiliated with Stewart Motors of
Corsicana, Texas, Ponder's Enco and Ponder's Mobil Service Centers. Dudley
accepted Christ while growing up in Kerens , Texas and as a Christian adult
served as an usher at Holman Street Baptist Church, Houston, Texas under the
pastoral leadership of Rev. Cecil Davis. He later joined the Pentecostal
Missionary Baptist Church after the family moved to the Sunnyside Addition
of Houston in 1955. Wake services will be held Friday, September 8, 2000
from 6-9 P.M. at Carl Barnes Funeral Home, 746 West 22nd Ave. Houston,
Texas. Homegoing Services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, September 9,
2000 at Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church, 8310 Southview, Houston,
Texas 77051. Rev. Acie Jefferson Jr. officiating. Mr. Ponder would want us
to say thanks to the medical staff of Veteran's Administration, Methodist
Hospital and Vencor Hospital.
May 22, 1913 - Nov 21, 1997
MRS. RAYMOND (Frances) HOLLIDAY died Friday, November 21, 1997. She
was born in Dawson , Texas , May 22, 1913. She graduated from Dawson High
School, attended Trinity University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Southern Methodist University. She met her husband while they
were teaching school. In 1938 they were married and moved to Houston where
he was employed by Hughes Tool Company. Mrs. Holliday was a member of the
First United Methodist Church of Houston, the United Methodist Women, the
Blue Bird Circle and served on the Board of Holly Hall. She was a member of
the Houston Club, the Petroleum Club, and the River Oaks Country Club. Mrs.
Holliday was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Holliday, her father
and mother, John Lee and Letha McCulloch and her brother, John Lee McCulloch
II. She is survived by a niece, Rebecca McCulloch Davis of Houston and a
nephew, John McCulloch III of Lubbock. Pallbearers will be Buddy Cox,
Gregory Hocker, John Latham, Johnnie McCulloch IV, Leslie Sallee and Bruce
Sallee. Friends may call at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, after
10 a.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons
Funeral Home, 1010 Bering Drive at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, 1997.
Officiating will be Dr. Wiliam H. Hinson, Dr. Ashbury Lenox, and Dr. Charles
L. Allen. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that Memorial Gifts be made to
the McCulloch Endowed Scholarship Fund, Southern Methodist University,
Dallas, Texas 75275-0402, Attn: Ms. Marianne Piepenburg or to the Holliday
Endowed Scholarship Fund, Texas A & M -
Commerce, Commerce, Texas 75429-3425,
Attn: Larry Goddard
Jene A. Holt
Jun 11, 1925 - Sep 8, 1998
JENE A. HOLT, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 1998. He was 73 years
old. Mr. Holt was born in Dawson , Texas on June 11, 1925 to Connie and
Grace Holt. He graduated from SMU in 1948 after serving in the Navy. He
married Carolyn Whitehurst on August 7, 1955. Mr. Holt was a coach, teacher
and administrator. He was also an active church and community leader. He is
survived by his wife, son Allen Holt of Houston and daughter and son-in-law
Anne and Mike Hoel of Harker Heights, Texas , four grandsons, Wesley Holt,
Samuel Holt, Benjamin Holt and Marshall Hoel, one granddaughter Grace Hoel,
two sisters-in-law Martha Young of Abilene and Frances Maxwell and husband
Johnny of Groesbeck, Texas . The family will receive visitors from 6-9pm
Thursday. Funeral services will be held 10am Friday at Cypress United
Methodist Church. Graveside services will be 4pm Friday, Falkenberry
Cemetery in Groesbeck, Texas
Dec 3 , 1908 - Nov 2, 2000
ERNESTINE ADAMS WALL, 91 of Houston, passed away Thursday, November 2,
2000. Ernestine was born December 3 , 1908 in Dawson , Texas to E.E. Adams
and Lula Vinson. She was a great musician and poet. She is survived by Great
niece and nephew, Julie and Mike LeBlanc, Spring, Tx; Longtime friends,
Sallie and Floyd Forrest, Spring, Tx. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M.
on Saturday, November 4, 2000 at Heights Funeral Home. Interment, Resthaven
Feb 11, 1919 - Dec 25, 2000
ALVIN DAVID BAGGETT born in Dawson , Texas on February 11, 1919 went
to dwell in the house of the Lord on December 25, 2000. He accomplished many
things in his lifetime and loved people. He was in the insurance business in
Galena Park for many years. He first served on the council in Galena Park
before following Mayor Philpot into the Mayorship in 1961. He set a
precedent as the longest serving mayor in the state of Texas . He was past
president of the Harris County Mayor and council association. He served on
the Harris-Galveston area Council. He was past president of the Gulf Coast
Transportation Authority. He served as the 3rd President of the Galena Park
Rotary Club and 50 yrs. perfect attendance. He was past President of Galena
Park Chamber of Commerce. State Senator Gene Green presented a proclamation
saluting Galena Parks No. 1 Citizen for his Community and Regional Progress.
Alvin was faithful to the First Baptist Church of Galena Park and served as
Deacon for many years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret
Morris Baggett, a son Harold Wayne Baggett and his wife Nory, a daughter
Virginia Lynn Baggett, grandson Joel Baggett, granddaughter, Leila Baggett
and many friends. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at
the Galena Park Baptist Church with interment to follow in Forest Park
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday evening at Forest Park Lawndale. In lieu of flowers, it would
please him if you made your gifts to the First Baptist Church of Galena
Park, Building Fund.
May 18, 1917 - Dec 8, 1999
Graveside Services for MR. VICTOR FRANZ HENDERSON, age 82, of Tyler
will be at 2:00 P.M. Thurs. 12/9. Burial will be in
Younger Cemetery in Silver City,
Texas near Corsicana, TX under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral
Home. Mr. Henderson died December 8, 1999 at Tyler Nursing Home. Born: May
18, 1917 in Purdon , Texas . He was of the Baptist faith. Retired from
Foley's after 40 yrs. Life time Member of the American Legion Post 77 of
Houston, TX. Served in the U. S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He was preceded in
by: parents, W. T. Henderson and Bessie J. Phillips, brothers, J. C., Red
and Jimmy Henderson, sister, Frances Henderson
- Son of William Tom Henderson & Bessy J. Phillips
- WWII Veteran
Jan 27, 1902 - Aug 28, 1998
THELMA ROUSSEAUX STALLINGS died on August 28, 1998 in Austin.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 11, 1998
at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas. Thelma was
born January 27, 1902, in Navarro County near Rice, Texas. She was one of
eight children, all of whom preceded her in death. She was married to Fred
J. Rousseaux who died in 1964 and to Jack Stallings who died in 1980. Mrs.
Stallings spent most of her adult years in Houston, but had lived in Austin
since the mid 80's. Thelma South was a student at and graduated from Texas
Wesleyan in Fort Worth during the 1920's. She then was employed with Gulf
States Utilities in Beaumont and later with Missouri Pacific railroad in
Houston, with offices at the venerable Rice Hotel. Thelma Stallings was a
lifelong Methodist, generous with her time and her resources, and was active
in the American Legion auxiliary. She was a gracious hostess who loved to
celebrate Christmas and birthdays, always with family and friends. She was a
gentle and genteel lady, non-judgmental and charming. Four generations of
family, friends, and acquaintances always loved to go to ``Aunt Thelma's''.
She was loved and respected by all who knew her. In her later years family
members closest to her were Tom Sterling of Austin, Milton Jones of Tyler,
Hugh South of Baltimore, Maryland, Suann Sterling Shoemaker of Chicago,
Illinois, and Jane Hamilton of Houston. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Methodist Children's Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, Texas, 76708, will be
appreciated. This was Mrs. Stalling's favorite charity.
Ruby Lee (Whiteside) Ragan
Mar 19, 1912 - Aug 27, 2000
RUBY LEE RAGAN, 88, of Savannah, GA, passed away Sunday, August 27,
2000. Born March 18, 1912 in Dresden , Texas . Preceded in death by her
husband, Wesley Troy Ragan. Survivors include: daughter & husband, Patricia
& Sam Marshall, Savannah, GA; sisters, Pauline Blake and Allene White, both
of Houston, TX; granddaughters, Mary Elise Marshall and Rebecca Elizabeth
Marshall, both of Savannah, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside
Service will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. at
Dresden Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy
Corley Funeral Home
418 N. 13th Street
Corsicana, TX 75151 903-874-3755
Leona C. Peabody
May 8, 1906 - Aug 16, 1998
MRS. LEONA C. PEABODY 92 passed away August 16, 1998 in Houston Texas
. She was born May 8, 1906 in Blooming Grove , Texas . She is survived by
two daughters, Doris Dayton, Janice Bright; two sisters Wilma Karli, Jaleen
Coleman; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her loving care giver Debra Bell. Funeral services will
be held Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at Forest Park Lawndale Family Chapel, at
2:00 P.M. with Interment to follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
Pallbearers are to be Robert Dayton, Randy Bright, Ray Bright, Robert
Bright, Henry Oppermann, Robert Oppermann.
Aug 5, 1922 - 2004
GLADYS FAYE CASSEL BRUSH was born in, Powell , Texas on August 5,
1922. She attended elementary and intermediate school in Elm, Texas and in
1943, completed senior high school at Jack Yates High School in Houston,
She attended the University of California Berkley, graduating with a degree
in nursing in 1948. She was recruited to work in a military hospital in
Fairbanks, Alaska, where she met and married Robert Howard Brush. Their
adopted daughter, Lisa, preceded them in death.
In 1958, she relocated to Houston where she worked at MD Anderson Hospital.
She would later live in both Dallas and Houston, living out her later years
She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard Cassel, Sr. and Janie Marie
Autrey; husband, daughter, brother, Richard Cassel, Jr; nephew, Karl Cassel
and niece, Ann Cassel. She leaves to celebrate her life - nephews: Ricky,
Chester, Jack, Craig and Roderick Cassel; nieces: Brenda Cassel, Valerie
Cassel Oliver, Avia Banks; and sister-in-law, Yolanda Frank Broussard.
At Gladys' request, her remains will be cremated and, no further services
- Paper: Houston Chronicle - Sunday 05/09/04