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Edgar Wilson
Jan 1, 1876 - Sep 21, 1933

September 22, 1933
WILSON - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 22 - Edgar Wilson, 56, long-time resident of Corsicana, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at his home, and the funeral was held Friday afternoon with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. B. H. Nutt and Mrs. A. Ruth, all of Corsicana; two grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. M. O. Wilson, Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. Will Alderson, Malakoff, and Mrs. Luther Ashmore, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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HEART ATTACK IS FATAL WELL KNOWN CARPENTER THURSDAY

Edgar Wilson, aged 56 years, well-known carpenter and long-time resident of Corsicana, died suddenly with a heart attack Thursday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock at his home, 815 South Nineteenth street, and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. B. H. Nutt and Mrs. A. Ruth, all of Corsicana; two grandchildren, mother, Mrs. M. O. Wilson, Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. Will Alderson, Malakoff and Mrs. Luther Ashmore, Corsicana; and other relatives.

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Edna Wilson
abt 1873 - Aug 1936

August 21, 1936
WILSON - Corsicana. Texas. Aug. 20. - Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Wilson, 63, wife of S. J. Wilson, who died Wednesday night, were held at the home Thursday. Surviving are her husband, four children, Mrs. Anna Maxwell of Corsicana, Mrs. Willie Tramel of Bazette, Sam Wilson of Corsicana and Mrs. Frankie Blue of Corsicana, and three brothers and five sisters.

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E. T. Wilson
abt 1862 - Jun 20, 1948

June 20, 1948
Funeral Rites held For E. T. Wilson, 86
CORSICANA, Texas, June 20. - Funeral services were held Sunday for E. T. Wilson, 86, resident of Corsicana fifty years, who died Friday.
Wilson was the first rural mail carrier from Corsicana post office. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Dunton, Corsicana; Mrs. Robert E. Layton, Tyler, and Mrs. Porter Sikes, Riverside, Calif., and three sons, O. E. Wilson, W. P. Wilson, both of Corsicana, and E. V. Wilson, Port Arthur.
 

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Eunice Lois Haynike Betz Wilson
Feb 8, 1911 - Jan 7, 1952

January 9, 1952
Mrs. Wilson's Rites
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 9. - Mrs. Eunice Lois Betz Wilson died in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her father, Will Haynie, West; mother, Mrs. Mabel Wilson, Corsicana, and three sisters, Misses Mary, Bobbie and Kay Haynie, West.

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Wilson

Rites for Mrs. Eunice Lois (Betz) Wilson, 1500 South Seventh Street, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel.

Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. F. H. Zerbe, Methodist minister.

Surviving are her father, Will Haynie, West; her mother, Mrs. Mabel Wilson, Corsicana, and three sisters, Misses Mary, Bobbie and Kay Haynie, all of West.

Pallbearers were A. J. Whistler, Warren Clarkston, Rex Bowers, Jr. Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Louis Territo and Gene Ratliff.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 9, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o William J. “Will” Haynie and Mabel Florence (Hartwell) Haynie-Betz-Wilson (Step father Joseph Mark “Joe” Wilson & unknown Betz) (Eunice’s death certificate says divorced – monument says Wilson)

Frank E. Wilson
Died Feb 1954

February 24, 1954
Frank E. Wilson
CORSICANA, Texas. - Frank E. Wilson, long-time farmer, died at his home east of Corsicana following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the McCammon Chapel Tuesday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; a son, David Wilson, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Ernest Copley, Mrs. Ben McKie, Mrs. J. C. Dillard and Mrs. Jud Blackmon, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Clark Jacobs, San Antonio, and Miss Ruby Wilson, Dallas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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L. H. Wilson
Died May 1936

May 9, 1936
WILSON - Corsicana, Texas. May 9. - L. H. Wilson, former resident of Corsicana, died at Roaring Springs Friday. Funeral services will be held at the Zion's Rest Cemetery Sunday. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Sullivan, Mrs. Oma Hagler and Mrs. Mamie Joyner of Corsicana, and Mrs. Dora Roper of Sweetwater.

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Louise (Molder) Wilson
Died Apr 1945

April 25, 1945, Dallas, Texas
Oilman's Wife Dies; Rites Set
Funeral services for Mrs. Ernest L. Wilson, a resident of Dallas for twenty-one years, will be held at Sparkman-Brand Chapel, Ross and Pearl, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Her husband is a widely known independent oil operator. Mrs. Wilson's home was at 6826 Clayton. She died at a local hospital Monday night.
Before her marriage, she was Miss Louise Molder of Corsicana, where she was born. Her parents were of pioneer Navarro County families. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Bankers Wives Club.
The Rev. Thomas Shipp will officiate during the funeral service.
Entombment will be at Hillcrest Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Joseph M. Wilson, Don Voss, R. L. Tayloe, W. L. Pickens, M. D. Wilson and Paul Steed.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Abcock) Wilson
Jan 11, 1843 - Dec 26, 1927

January 20, 1928
Mrs. George Wilson Buried
CORSICANA. Texas. Jan. 20. - Funeral services for Mrs. George Wilson, 85, who died at the home of her son, Ben Wilson, at Eureka, were held Thursday afternoon, with burial in the Cryer Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson is survived by three sons, Henry, Ben and Posey Wilson, and two daughters, Mrs. Bige Tinkle and Mrs. John Friday.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED EUREKA WOMAN THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. George Wilson, aged 85 years, who died at the home of her son, Ben Wilson, at Eureka Wednesday night at 9 o’clock were held Thursday afternoon with interment in the Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by three sons, Henry, Ben and Posey Wilson, and two daughters, Mrs. Bige Tinkle and Mrs. John Friday.

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Mrs. J. W. Wilson
abt 1872 - May 1970

May 6, 1970, Hubbard, Texas
Mrs. J. W. Wilson
HUBBARD Texas - Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Wilson, 98, of Hubbard, whose grandfather came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin's colonists, were held Thursday in Dawson, Burial was in Hubbard.
She died here last Wednesday.
Mrs. Wilson was a native of Navarro County. She lived in Mungerville, Dawson County, from 1891 until 1940 when she moved to Dawson where she lived until moving to Hubbard three years ago.
She was a member of the Dawson First Methodist Church.
Survivors: Two sons, Joe Wilson of Coolidge, Limestone County and Leslie C. Wilson of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Addie Clemons, Mrs. Madge Magee and Mrs. Lee McCulloch of Dawson and Mrs. Clyde Verheyden of Houston; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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William Moffatt "Billy" Wilson
Nov 7, 1857 - Jan 24, 1942

January 25, 1942
WILSON - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 25 - Funeral was held Sunday for W. M. Wilson, 84, churchman and merchant, who died at his home here. He was president and general manager of the Central Texas Grocery Company. He was prominent in church and prohibition circles and served eight years as a member of the school board and was active in chamber of commerce. YMCA and I. O. O. F. work.
Surviving are his wife, a stepson, Douglas Decherd, missionary in Syria, and several nieces and nephews.

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Corsicana Daily Sun
January 24, 1942

PIONEER MERCHANT AND CIVIC LEADER
DIED HERE TODAY

W. M. WILSON FUNERAL RITES ARE PLANNED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

W. M. Wilson, aged 84 years, church, business and civic leader of Corsicana and Navarro County until his retirement several years ago, died at his home, 218 North Fifteenth Street, early Saturday afternoon after an extended illness.
A native of Arkansas, born Nov. 7, 1857, the son of the late Hugh and Jane McQuiston Wilson, Mr. Wilson was educated in the Arkansas public schools and later came to Navarro County in 1886 and became an extensive landowner and proprietor of a mercantile establishment at Eureka. After coming to Corsicana where he operated the W. M. Wilson and Company store, he established the Central Texas Grocery Company (wholesale) in 1900 and served as president of that concern until ill health forced his retirement.
He was first married to Miss Hila McQuiston who died many years ago. In 1912, he was married to Mrs. Annie Mae (Douglas) Decherd who survives. Two children of the first marriage, Emma and William H. are deceased.
Other survivors include step-son, Douglas Decherd, a missionary in Syria, and several nephews and nieces.
Active in affairs of his community, Mr. Wilson was a member of the IOOF Lodge, former member of the Chamber of Commerce, YWCA, and served eight years as a member of the Corsicana School Board. Mr. Wilson was always prominent in church affairs and in prohibition circles. He served many years as an official of his church and at the time of his death was a steward of the First Methodist congregation.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at S o'clock from the First Methodist Church with burial In Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers will be E. B. Gauntt, Athens; Lynn Adams, Mexia; J. B. Stubbs, Wortham; R. W. Williford, Wortham; S. B. McDaniel, Corsicana; Allyn Douglas, Dallas; Robert Douglas; Robert Douglas, Corsicana; Moffett Boyd, Dallas; . D. Dickson, Athens; T. R. Chandler, Ennis; Luther Garrett, Athens; D. C. Chitwood, Corsicana, and Lloyd Chambliss, Corsicana.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.
 

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. M. WILSON

Funeral services for W. M. Wilson, aged 84 years, business, civic and religious leader here for more than a half century were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mr. Wilson died at his home, 218 North Fifteenth street, shortly after noon Saturday following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife of Corsicana, a step-son, Douglas Decherd, a missionary in Syria, and several nieces and nephews.

A native of Arkansas, he was educated in the schools of that state and came to Navarro county in 1886, where he acquired considerable lands and operated a mercantile business at Eureka for a number of years before moving to Corsicana, where he headed the W. M. Wilson & Company store. In 1900, he organized the Central Texas Grocery Company and was president and general manager of the firm until ill health caused his retirement several years ago. At one time, the Central Texas Grocery had branch houses in Athens and other points.

Former Member School Board.

Prominent in prohibition circles, he served as an officer of the Chamber of Commerce, Y. M. C. A., and was a member of the local school board for eight years and at the time of his death was a steward of the First Methodist church. He also was an Odd Fellow.

Pallbearers were E. B. Gauntt, Athens; Lynn Adams, Mexia; J. P. Stubbs, Wortham; R. W. Williford, Wortham; S. B. McDaniel, Corsicana; Allyn Douglas, Dallas; Robert Douglas, Corsicana; Moffett Boyd, Dallas; S. D. Dickson, Athens; T. R. Chandler, Ennis; Luther Garrett, Athens; D. C. Chitwood, Corsicana, and Lloyd Chambliss, Corsicana.

Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Woodrow Wilson
abt 1887 - Feb 1940

February 29, 1940, Odessa, Texas
Rancher Dies In Home Fire; Quiz Ordered
ODESSA, Texas, Feb. 29 (AP). - Texas rangers were sent to near-by Andrews, Andrews County, to investigate the death of Woodrow Wilson, 53, rancher whose charred body was found in the ruins of his home Thursday.
The house, twelve miles northwest of Andrews near Shafer Lake, was discovered afire by a neighbor.
Justice of the Peace O. G. Weatherby withheld a verdict pending the investigation headed by Ranger Manny Gault of Lubbock.
Wilson lived alone. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wilson, Corsicana. Funeral will be held in Corsicana Friday at 2 p.m.

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Mrs. J. A. Winfield
abt 1889 - Nov 1930

See: Allene (Adams) Winfield


Mary Louise Winters
Oct 14, 1917 - Oct 6, 1919

October 7, 1919
Winters - Corsicana, Texas, Oct 7. - Mary Louise Winters, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Winters, died at the family home Sunday night. The body was buried in Oakwood Cemetery Monday afternoon.

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Little Girl Died Last Night.

Mary Louise, the 2-year-old daughter of W. E. Winters and wife, died at the family home, 1302 East Thirteenth Avenue, at 11:30 last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o’clock.

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William Berry Winters
Feb 4, 1857 - Mar 11, 1945

March 14, 1945, Dallas, Texas
William B. Winders, 88, Buried at Corsicana
Funeral services were held in Corsicana Monday for William B. Winters, 88, who died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. B. Rhodes, 214 East Fifth. He had lived in Dallas eighteen years, before that in Corsicana.
Surviving are five daughter, Mrs. George Craig, Dallas; Mrs. Clarence Franklin, Salinas, Calif.; Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. R. L. Wright, Dallas; five sons, James Winters, San Antonio; Albert Winters, Mart, McLennan County; Frank Winters, Andrew Winters and W. T. Winters, all of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Mathis, Sherman, and twenty-five grandchildren.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

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WILLIAM B. WINTERS DIED IN DALLAS; WAS BURIED CORSICANA

William B. Winters, 86, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. B. Rhodes, Dallas. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. George Craig, Dallas; Mrs. Clarence Franklin, Salinas, Cal.; Mrs. L. B. Rhodes, Dallas; Mrs. Florence Wright, Dallas; Mrs. Raymond Wilson, Corsicana; five sons, James Winters, San Antonio; Albert Winters, Mart; Frank Winters, Andrew Winters, W. T. Winters, all of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Mathis, Sherman; 25 grandchildren and other relatives.

He resided in Corsicana until a few months ago when he moved to Dallas.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Joseph Glen Witfield
1935 - Feb 1935

February 27, 1935
WHITFIELD - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 27. - Funeral services for Joseph Glen Whitfield, 12-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Whitfield of the Petty's Chapel, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Pursley Cemetery, where burial was made, the Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister, officiating.

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Hezekiah Ford Witherspoon, Jr.
Jun 28, 1885 - Dec 17, 1947

December 18, 1947, San Antonio, Texas
H. Ford Witherspoon, Oilman, Succumbs
Special to The News
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. Dec. 18. - The body of H. Ford Witherspoon, 62, secretary of the Witherspoon Oil Company, was sent to Corsicana for burial following funeral services here Thursday. Witherspoon died in a hospital Wednesday.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Maria Witherspoon, he leaves his son, Bill Witherspoon, Houston, and a sister, Mrs. Walter Holsey, Corsicana.
Burial at Corsicana will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Witherspoon was a cousin of C. L. Witherspoon Jr., head of the oil company.

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M. F. WITHERSPOON FUNERAL SERVICES, FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for M. Ford Witherspoon, aged 62 years, native of Corsicana, who died at San Antonio Wednesday morning, will be held here Friday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Witherspoon was secretary of the Witherspoon Oil Company and the Chiquita Oil Company.

The son of the late Dr. H. F. Witherspoon, he resided in Corsicana until several years ago, when he moved to San Antonio.

Survivors include his wife the former Marie Church; a son Billy, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. W. R. Holsey, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Seton T. Holsey, James W. Holsey, John L. Kelly, George Campbell, A. J. Melancon and C. L. Witherspoon, Jr.

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Rites Friday For Ford Witherspoon

Funeral services for H. Ford Witherspoon, aged 62 years, native of Corsicana, who died in San Antonio Wednesday, were held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. He was a native of Corsicana.

Witherspoon was secretary of the Witherspoon Oil Company and the Chiquita Oil Company in San Antonio. He resided here until he moved to San Antonio a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Billy Witherspoon, both of San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. W. R. Holsey, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Seton T. Holsey, James W. Holsey, John L. Kelly, George Campbell, A. J. Melancon and C. L. Witherspoon, Jr.

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Robert Hodge Witherspoon
Feb 19, 1871 - Mar 25, 1947

March 27, 1947
R. H. Witherspoon Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 26. - Robert Hodge Witherspoon, 76, lifelong resident of Chatfield, died Tuesday. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Chatfield Wednesday. Surviving are his wife: three daughters, Mrs. Roland Hudnall, Chatfield; Miss Mary Witherspoon, Fort Worth, and Mrs. S. A. Miles, Houston; two grandchildren, a half-sister, Mrs. W. R. Holsey, Corsicana, and a half-brother, Ford Witherspoon, San Antonio.

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Buford Herring Wolf
Died Nov 1903

November 18, 1903
WOLF - Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 18. - Buford Herring Wolf, the little son of W. C. Wolf, died yesterday evening at the family residence on West Tenth avenue.

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E. Wollett
abt 1938 - Nov 1888

November 24, 1888
HON E. WOLLETT
CORSICANA, Tex., Nov. 24. - Alderman E. Wollett, who died yesterday, was buried this afternoon from his residence, in East Corsicana. He was 50 years of age and had been a resident of this city for nearly twenty years. He was in the United States army during the war and for many years since was a railroad man and was connected with the Houston and Texas Central railroad as yardmanster here. He was a democratic member of the council from the first ward, also a knight of honor and a worthy citizen. His only brother died here about a month ago.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • There is a Amanda Wollett buried on the Sanford-Wollett lot at Oakwood cemetery. Her information is Amanda, wife of E. Wollett, 10 Feb 1848-12 Oct 1885. ... Dana Stubbs
  • There is a Phillip Wollett buried at Oakwood Cemetery died 1 Nov 1888 aged 58 yrs 6 mo. This should be his brother. ... Dana Stubbs

 

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Virginia Wollett
abt 1840 - Jun 1909

June 18, 1909, Denison, Texas
WOLLETT - Denison, Tex., June 18. - Virginia Wollett, aged 69, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Crales Wingrove, 1123 West Gandy street, at 5:30 this morning, after a lingering illness. The body was sent to Corsicana this afternoon, where it will be interred tomorrow. Mrs. Wollett made her home with her daughter here for the last eight years, coming from Corsicana. She is survived by relatives in Fort Worth, City of Mexico, Denison and Corsicana. On account of serious illness Mrs. Wingrove was unable to accompany the body to Corsicana

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J. L. Womack
abt 1866 - Apr 1930

April 8, 1930
J. L. Womack Dies.
CORSICANA, Texas, April 8. - J. L. Womack, 64, died at his home in the Corbet community Tuesday. The body will be taken to Hubbard for burial. Surviving are his wife, six sons, Jess Womack, Purdon; George, Glen, Lawrence, Matt and Dwayne Womack, all of Corbet; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Davis, Purdon, and one brother, W. C. Womack, Purdon.

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Annie Marie Wood
Jul 17, 1939 - Sep 12, 1939

September 5, 1939
Corsicana Baby Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept. 5 - Annie Marie Wood, 1½-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Wood, was buried Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery after services at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Surviving are her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

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David Lester Wood
Jan 4, 1870 - Oct 6, 1921

October 8, 1921
WOOD - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 8. - Dave Wood, a resident of Corsicana for many years, died late Thursday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. C. Hardison, after many months of illness. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hardison, and three brothers, A. P. Woods of Corsicana, John Wood of Dallas and James Wood of Bastrop. The funeral took place Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Funeral Was Well Attended.

The remains of the late Dave Wood, aged 51 years and nine months, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon at 2:30, the funeral taking place from the home of his sister, Mrs. Laura Hardison. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and there were many beautiful flowers, and a large concourse of friends paid the remains their last token of respect.

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Frances Marie (Kendrick) Thompson
Sep 12, 1923 - Sep 29, 2005

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Billie Ruth (Shull) Houseman
Jun 12, 1928 - Sep 28, 2005

Billie Ruth Shull Houseman, 77, of Robinson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at her residence.  Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Dawson Cemetery.

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James Fife
May 16, 1912 - Oct 6, 2005

James Fife

James Fife Funeral Services Held October 6
James Fife, 93, of Groesbeck, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2005 in Corsicana.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 8, at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Faulkenberry Cemetery.
Mr. Fife was born May 16, 1912 in Ben Hur to Stephen Thomas and Theresa Mae (Alexander) Fife. He was married to Margaret Pearce on August 7, 1949 in Waco. She preceded him in death September 30, 1990.
James was a lifelong farmer. He served his country in the United States Army, was a member of the American Legion and Groesbeck Masonic Lodge #354, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and the First Methodist Church in Groesbeck.
Survivors include his son, Richard Pearce Fife and wife June of Dawson; grandson, Richard Bradley Fife of Dawson and sister, Mattie Mae Cohn of Marlin.

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Henry Clay Gillean
Dec 26, 1862 - May 16, 1939

May 16, 1939
CORSICANA, Texas, May 16. - Funeral Wednesday For Frost Pioneer H. Clay Gillean, 76, pioneer resident of Frost, died at the P. & S. Hospital Tuesday following a lingering illness.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. P. E. Riley of the First Methodist Church.
Mr. Gillean was formerly engaged in business in Frost and was well known in western Navarro County.
Surviving is a brother, E. T. Gillean, Frost.

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H. CLAY GILLEAN, PROMINENT FROST RESIDENT, IS DEAD
H. Clay Gillean, aged 78 years, pioneer resident of Frost, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning following a lingering illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will he made in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Mr. Gillean was formerly engaged in business in Frost and was well known in Western Navarro county.
Surviving is a brother, E. T. Glllean of Frost.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR CLAY GILLEAN
Funeral services for H. Clay Gillean, aged 78 years, pioneer resident of the Frost area, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning after an extended illness, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the
Sutherland - McCammon chapel.  Interment was made in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.  Surviving is a brother, E. T. Gillean, of Frost.  Pallbearers were Pete Tullos, C. R. Blake, Bob Baird, J. Rudd, R. D. Rudd and Shelby Barnes.

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Hiram A. Young
Feb 17, 1870 - Dec 14, 1953

December 16, 1953
H. A. Young
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Services for H. A. Young, 83, retired farmer, were held at the Frost Methodist Church Tuesday with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor.
Surviving Young are his wife of Frost; two sons, Walter Young, Milford, and Claude Young, Gallup, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. Luther Rowin, Dallas; thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Dinnie Bobo, Mrs. Frances Jefferson and Mrs. Belle Wiggins, all of Fayette, Ala.

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Retired Farmer Expires Sunday
H. A. Young. 83, retired Frost farmer, native of Alabama, died Sunday.
Funeral services will be held from the Frost Methodist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden pastor.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; two sons, Walter Young, Milford and Claude Young, Gallup N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Luther Rowin; Dallas; 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Dinnie Bobo, Mrs. Frances Jefferson and Mrs. Belle Wiggins, all of Fayette Ala., and other relatives.
Corley will direct.

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Tuesday Services For H. A. Young

Funeral services for H. A. Young, 83, retired Frost farmer, who died Sunday, were held from the Frost Methodist church Tuesday at 2 p. m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

Young was a native of Alabama.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; two sons, Walter Young, Milford, and Claude Young, Gallup, N. M.; a daughter. Mrs. Luther Rowin, Dallas: 13 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Dinnie Bobo, Mrs. Frances Jefferson and Mrs. Belle Wiggins, all of Fayette, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Therrell Hodges, Fletcher Bonnett, Orville Mahaley, Curtis Patterson, Duster Doyle, and Loyd Young.

Corley directed.

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William Carroll Fulton 
May 4, 1885 - Jul 31, 1953

August 2, 1953
Fulton Services
CORSICANA, Texas. - William C. Fulton, 68, retired farmer and native of Navarro County, was buried Saturday after funeral services at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Prior to moving to Corsicana three years ago, he resided at Blooming Grove. Surviving are his wife, Nora E. Fulton, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. E. B. Futch, Dallas; Mrs. W. O. Tipping, Snyder, and Mrs. B. D. Harrison, Houston; three sons, E. C. Fulton, Corsicana; W. R. Fulton, Houston, and Jodie C. Fulton, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Frank Pevehouse, Blooming Grove; two brothers, Robert Fulton and Russell Fulton, both of Corsicana.

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William C. Fulton Expires On Friday
Wm. C, Fulton, 83, retired farmer, 1335 West Fourteenth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sullivan, pastor of the Blooming Grove church; Rev. Roberts of Dallas, and Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church here.
A native of the Blooming Grove area, Fulton resided there until moving to Corsicana three years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora E. Fulton, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. E. B. Futch. Dallas; Mrs. W. O. Tipping, Snyder, and Mrs. B. D. Harrison, Houston;
three sons, E. C. Fulton, Corsicana; W. R. Fulton, Houston, and Jodie C. Fulton, Fort Worth; several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank Pevehouse of Blooming
Grove; two brothers, Robert and Russell Fulton, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Saturday Rites For W. C. Fulton

Funeral services for William Carroll Fulton, 68, retired farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday following an extended illness, were held from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. S. T. Sullivan, Blooming Grove; Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, Corsicana, and Rev. Marvin Roberts, Dallas.

Born May 4, 1885, in Athens, he came to the Blooming Grove community when four years of age and resided there until moving to Corsicana three years ago.

He was married to Nora E. Minefee, Oct. 29, 1909.

Fulton had been a member of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove since 1910.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. E. B. Futch, Dallas; Mrs. W. O. Tipping, Snyder, and Mrs. B. D. Harrison, Houston; three sons, E. C. Fulton, Corsicana; Will Roy Fulton, Houston, and J. C. Fulton, Fort Worth; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Robert and Russell Fulton, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Frank Pevehouse, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. D. Garrison, A. D. Garrison, L. J. McGraw, Clayton McSpadden, Charlie Sheppard and Jack Gillen.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Sarah Lucinda (Howeth) Fulton
Sep 2, 1866 - Nov 1948

November 28, 1948
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 28. - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah L. Fulton, 82, who died at Powell, were held in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bert Rosser, Powell; two sons, John Fulton, Dallas, and Emmet H. Fulton, Corsicana.

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MRS. SARAH FULTON DIES WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 27.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Sarah L. Fulton, aged 82 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Rosser, in Powell Wednesday night.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Central Baptist church here with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Bolch, pastor.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Rosser, and two sons, John Fulton, Dallas, and Emmet H. Fulton, Corsicana.

McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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S. Woodard
abt 1887 - Nov. 1940

November 5, 1940
WOODARD. - Corsicana. Texas, Nov. 5. - S. Woodard, 53, World War veteran of the Ninetieth Division, died Sunday at his home at Jester. Funeral was held Monday. Surviving are his wife, four children, Donald, Robbie Lee, Grace and Mildred Woodard, Jester; his mother, Mrs. Joe Woodard, Corsicana; two brothers, Joe Woodard, Louisiana, and Bascomb Woodard, Jester, and three sisters, Mrs. E. E. Banks, Corsicana; Mrs. R. A. Crouch, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. W. P.
Brown, Frost.

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James Frost
abt 1920 - May 1934

May 23, 1934
FROST - Corsicana, Texas. May 23. - James Frost, 14, died Tuesday night and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Frost, Corsicana, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Juanita McManus of Blooming Grove, George Frost, Murray Frost, Marie Frost all of Corsicana; and grandmother, Mrs. Frances Frost, Corsicana.

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Elizabeth (Rawson) Frost
Died Jul. 1947

July 6, 1947, Dallas, Texas
FROST - Elizabeth Frost, 4321 Shelley, passed away at residence Saturday afternoon. Survived by daughter, Mrs. L. O. Hoffman, Emhouse, Texas; three sons, Lee W. Frost, Orange, Texas; R. J. and Vernon Frost, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. I. T. Kent, Mrs. T. M. Kent; brother, George Rawson, Corsicana; eleven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren. Remains will lie in state until 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crane-Shelton-Longley Funeral Home, 4709 Ross Ave., T-3-9919, then will be taken overland to McCammon Funeral Home, Corsicana, for services to be held at 10:30 a.m.
Monday.

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Micajah McCager Wright
died Mar. 1935 (see notes)

March 9, 1935
WRIGHT - Corsicana, Texas. March 9. - McCager Wright, 87, native of Arkansas, but resident of Navarro County forty-one years, died Saturday and the funeral will be held at the Dresden Cemetery Sunday afternoon, where burial will be made. Surviving are eight sons, L. M. Wright, Corsicana; C. A. Wright, Corsicana; D. A. Wright, Corsicana; M. H. Wright, Corsicana; W. C. Wright, Corsicana; C. F. Wright, Corsicana; M. R. Wright, Longview, and J. E. Wright, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Graves and Mrs. A. B. Nevel, both of Corsicana; a brother, C. B. Wright, Cape Garideaux, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Jane Fox, Maysville, Ky., and forty-two grandchildren.

March 11, 1935
WRIGHT - Corsicana, Texas. March 11. - Funeral services for McCager Wright, 87, native of Arkansas but resident of Navarro County forty-one years, who was found dead in bed Saturday, were held Sunday at the Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are eight sons, L. M., C. A., D. A., M. H., W. C. and C. E. Wright, all of Corsicana; M. R. Wright of Longview and J. E. Wright of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Graves and Mrs. A. B. Nevel, both of Corsicana; one brother, one sister and forty-two grandchildren.

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Willie Wynkoop "Will" French
Mar 6, 1873 - May 1960

May 4, 1960
W. W. French, 87, native and lifelong resident of Navarro Mills, died at his home Sunday shortly after returning home from church services.
Funeral services were held from the Navarro Mills Baptist Church, of which he was a charter member, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Navarro Mills Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, a son, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Leo Daniel Lusk

Leo Daniel Lusk, 46, of Arlington passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at his residence.
Wake service will be 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church, 1900 Mulberry Lane, with Pastor Darrell Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Isaac Faulk, Christopher Jones, Vernon Skinner, Ali Verrett, Howard Driver and Harry Massey.
Mr. Lusk was born Dec. 21, 1958, in Navarro County.
Survivors include three children, Arnetta Anderson (Myron) of Arlington, Derrick Lusk (LaTasha) of Euless and Christal Lusk (Julius) of Dallas; six grandchildren; mother, Arnell Watson; two sisters, Phyllis Smith (David) and Annette Watkins; two brothers, Gene Faulk (Ida) and Robert Faulk, all of Corsicana; grandmother, Bessie Lusk of Fort Worth; and other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Katherine (Ramirez) Flores

Katherine Ramirez Flores, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Flores was born March 22, 1925, in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Flores.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Clark of Lorena; sisters, Rachel Delarosa, Mickey Ovalle and Anita Castillo, all of Corsicana; brothers, Sam Ramirez of Corsicana, Moses Ramirez of Arlington, James Ramirez of Austin and Joe Ramirez of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Katherine Flores obituary.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Shirley Jean (Smith) O’Bryant

Shirley Jean Smith O’Bryant, 67, of Huntsville passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Greater Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Greater Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville with the Rev. Michael C. Davis officiating and Pastor James Vasey as eulogist. Interment will follow at Mount Prairie Cemetery in Huntsville. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Jo Ann Laseter Miller Carter
Abt 1939 - Oct 17, 2005

Funeral services for Jo Ann Laseter Miller Carter, 66, of Silsbee will be 2:00 pm Friday at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in R S Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Carter died October 17, 2005 at her residence in Silsbee. Jo Ann was a native of Corsicana and had lived in this area most of her life. She was a cashier in the restaurant business. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Harrison. She is survived by son Michael Miller of El Paso; daughters Cindy Rogers and husband Dan of Bulverde, Jeannie Beasley and husband Barney of Silsbee, Debbie Alexander of Silsbee and Connie Leonard and husband Russell of Splendora; sister Hazel Comeaux of Nederland; brothers Ed Sloat of Jasper and Ted Sloat of Houston; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Farmer Funeral Home.


Maria Paula (Amaro) Castro

Maria Paula Castro

McALLEN - Maria Paula Castro, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at her residence in McAllen. She was born on June 10, 1918, in Corsicana, Texas to Catalina and Pablo Amaro. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who taught her children the value of work, education, and moral values and she strongly believed in Jesus Christ as her Savior.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Salvador Castro Sr. in 1996; her children, Leticia Castro in 1982, Arturo Castro in 1990, and Maria de Jesus Lopez in 2005.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Maria Guadalupe (Hector) Davila, Juanita (Oscar) Cortinas, Cristela (Ysmael) Villegas, Jose (Rita) Castro, Armando (Aidee) Castro, and Salvador (Gaby) Castro Jr.; daughter-in-law, Guadalupe Castro; sisters, Maria Dela Luz Cabello of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, Angelina Hernandez of McAllen; brother, Salvador Amaro of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico; 24 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Christina Rodriguez and Pauline Corona, Home Providers; Dr. Ratnum of the Cancer Center; Oneida and Irene from Nurses That Care Home Health Agency; Grace and Mario from Priority Medical Supplies; and Orlie and Ruby from A.S.A.P. Hospice, who took care of her during her illness.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, David Davila, Enrique Kalifa Jr., Marcos O. Castro, Aaron Castro, Moises Castro and Joe V. Castro.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a religious service at 7 p.m. at Rivera Home in McAllen. A church service will be 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Iglesia Biblica, 306 South 26th St., McAllen, Texas. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

Services are under the care of Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen


Edith Murile (Barger) Dye
Apr 7, 1923 - Oct 4, 2005

Edith Murile Dye

The funeral for Edith Murile Dye, 82, of Mannford, formerly of Enid, will be 10:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Mannford. Burial will be 2 p.m. today in Enid Cemetery. Arrangements are by Mannford Funeral Home.

She was born April 7, 1923, in Corsicana, Texas, to Charlie and Frankie Barger and died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Tulsa.

She owned Murile's Beauty Salon in Enid.

She married John Franklin Dye Sept. 6, 1942, in Waco, Texas. He died on Nov. 7, 2001.

Surviving are one son, John Dye of Ennis, Texas; one daughter, Pam Lundak of Mannford; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by one daughter.
 


Emily (Mast) Middlebrook

Funeral services for Emily Mast Middlebrook, 86, of Nacogdoches will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Sunset Chapel of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home with Dr. John LaNoue of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Corsicana, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Middlebrook died Sept. 20, 2005, in Nacogdoches.

Born Dec. 3, 1918, in Nacogdoches, she was the daughter of Henry Reuben Mast and Emma Summers Mast. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She was married to George F. Middlebrook Jr., and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons, Henry Middlebrook, George Middlebrook III and Dr. Tom Middlebrook, all of Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.


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