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Mary Jane "Maudie" (Hux) Herrin
Dec 25, 1882 - Apr 13, 1949

April 14, 1949, Mexia, Texas
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. V. L. Herrin
MEXIA, Texas, April 14. - Funeral services were held here Thursday for Mrs. V. L. Herrin, who died Wednesday. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery at Corsicana.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, V. L. Herrin of Dallas and Van Herrin of Longview, and a daughter, Mrs. T. G. Wallace of Longview.

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Mrs. V. L. Herrin Funeral Services Held Thursday

Mrs. V. L. Herrin, former resident of Corsicana, died at her home in Mexia Wednesday. funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel in Mexia with Rev. W. R. Blackmon officiating. Burial was to be at
Hamilton Cemetery near Corsicana.

Mrs. Herrin is survived by her husband of Mexia; two sons, R. B., of Dallas and Van D., of Longview; one daughter, Mrs. F. G. Wallace of Longview; three grandchildren; two brothers, J. E. Hux and W. A. Hux, both of Como; and three sisters, Mrs. S. I. Gathright, and Mrs. Ada Thorpe, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mackie Jones of Dallas.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs.., Apr 14, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Van Luther Herrin married Dec 17, 1911; d/o Rev. Mackley Walden “Mac” Hux & Wealthy Ellen (Head) Hux

 


Mrs. C. W. Herod
abt 1881 - 1939

September 1, 1939
HEROD - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 1. - Mrs. C. W. Herod, 58, a resident of Corsicana for more than thirty-five years, died Thursday afternoon. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Liston Herod and Conrad Herod, both of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. C. A. Wylie, Pursley; Mrs. W. F. Ammons, Orangefield, Texas; Misses Montez Herod, Ellaweo Herod, Inita Herod and Mary Etta Herod; three half-brothers, Almarine Woodall of Grandfield, Okla.; John H. Woodall of Carbon and Jim Woodall of California.

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George W. Herod
abt 1881 - Apr 1934

April 15, 1934, Dallas, Texas
Corsicana Man Sought; Father Dies at Home
Effort to locate Lester L. Herod, 53, whose father, George W. Herod, died at his home in Corsicana Friday afternoon, is being made by relatives.
Lester L. Herod was in Muskogee, Ok., when last heard from. Anyone knowing of his whereabouts now may communicate with the family at 611 South Fifteenth street, Corsicana.
Hugh Herod of Dallas is a son of George W. Herod.

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Wanda Gene Henson
Died Aug 1938

August 2, 1938
HENSON - Corsicana, Texas. Aug. 2. - Wanda Gene Henson, 12, of Palestine died at a local hospital Tuesday.
The funeral will be held at Palestine Wednesday. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henson, Palestine; three brothers, Joel Jr., Ross Sterling and Robert M. Henson; a sister, Florine Henson and her grandparents.

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Lola (Robnett) Henson
May 21, 1880 - Oct 10, 1932

October 11, 1932
Mrs. Lola Henson Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 11. - Mrs. Lola Henson, 52, died at the family home in the Powell community Monday afternoon and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Hamilton Cemetery, where burial was made.
Surviving are her husband, J. T. Henson; a son, J. T. Henson Jr., Powell; five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Benton, Emhouse; Mrs. C. C. Burton, Corsicana and Misses Lucile, Ruby and Marjorie Henson all of Powell; mother, Mrs. Nancy Robnett, Tennessee, and three sisters, Miss Roda Robnett, Mrs. Harry Frazier and Mrs. Rachael Thrasher, all of Tennessee.

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Nellie Withers (Kellum) Henry
Jul 30, 1863 - Jun 19, 1936

June 20, 1936
HENRY - Corsicana, Texas. June 20. - Mrs. J. M. Henry, 72, died at a local hospital Friday. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday. Mrs. Henry had lived in Corsicana forty-six years. Surviving are her husband to whom she was married fifty-four years ago; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Vasnick of Dallas, Mrs. B. E. Phillips of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mrs. T. J. Price of Corsicana; two sons, John W. Henry of Dallas and James S. Henry of Beaumont; four grandchildren, four brothers and one sister.


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MRS. J. M. HENRY DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON SATURDAY

Mrs. J. M. Henry, aged 72 years, died at the P. and S. hospital Friday night at 7:30 o’clock. The funeral services will be held from the family home, 723 West Second Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry were married 54 years ago and had resided in Corsicana for the past 46 years.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Cora Vasnick, Dallas; Mrs. B. E. Phillips, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Mrs. T. J. Price, Corsicana; two sons, John W. Henry, Dallas, and James S. Henry, Beaumont, and four grandchildren.

Other surviving relatives include four brothers, Will Kellum, Dallas; Joe Kellum, Dallas; Hiram Kellum, Dallas; John Kellum, Oklahoma, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Crouch, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be G. F. Haslam, W. J. Seelig, W. M. Huff, A. N. Justiss, H. W. Richardson and N. F. Garrett.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

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Martin Henry
abt 1888 - Jul 1933

July 31, 1933
HENRY - Corsicana, Texas. July 31. - Martin Henry, 45, ex-service man, wounded in the World War, died in a local hospital Saturday night and the funeral was held at Athens Monday afternoon, where burial was made. He was a native of Georgia. Surviving are five brothers, Homer, Samuel, Ben, Emory and Aughtry Henry. Aughtery Henry resides near Powell.

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Julia Henley
May 18, 1883 - Nov 8, 1902

November 8, 1902
HENLEY - Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 8 - Mrs. O. F. Henley died at her home on West Ninth avenue this afternoon at 1:55 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks.

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Thomas Edwin Hendricks Jr.
Jul 23, 1946 - Sep 26, 1946

October 1, 1946, Dallas, Texas
HENDRICKS - Thomas Edwin Hendricks Jr., age 2 months, passed away Monday, residence
2811 Grand Avenue. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwin Hendricks Sr.; grandparents. Chapel services Tuesday 10 a.m.. Rev. Robert Beeman officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas.
Arrangements, Suggs Funeral Home.

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SERVICES PLANNED HERE TUESDAY FOR TOMMIE HENDRICKS, JR.

Tommie E. Hendricks, Jr., two-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Hendricks, 2811 Grand Dallas, died in the Bradford Memorial Clinic, Dallas, Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but the services will be held here Tuesday with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

In addition to the parents, survivors include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hendricks, Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Young, Marshall. Former residents of Corsican, the mother was Miss Doris Ruth Young.

Corley Funeral Home is directing.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 20, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Thomas Edwin Hendricks & Doris Ruth (Young) Hendricks buried in Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark.

William F. Henderson


William Lafayette Henderson
Feb 21, 1867 - Jul 13, 1940

July 13, 1940
W. L. Henderson, 73, pioneer Navarro County resident, died at a local hospital. Funeral will be held Sunday. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Earl Ray and Miss Vera Henderson, Corsicana; and four sons, Ford and Pleas Henderson, Corsicana; Bill Henderson, Spring Hill, and J. B. Henderson, Kilgore.

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W. L. HENDERSON DIED SATURDAY; BE BURIED ON SUNDAY

W. L. (Uncle Bill) Henderson, aged 73 years, well known and long-time resident of Navarro County, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the family residence on West Fourth avenue Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Dawson, assisted by Rev. Wm. S. Fisher, of the North Corsicana Methodist church.
He had resided in Navarro county for the past 27 years, and prior to moving to Corsicana, lived in Emhouse, Angus, Dawson and the Black Hills communities.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Earl Day and Miss Vera Henderson all of Corsicana; four sons Ford and Pleas Henderson both of Corsicana; Bill Henderson, Spring Hill, and J. B. Henderson, Kilgore.
Pallbearers will be Jack Poarch, Guy Poarch, Jack Morris, Weldon Morris, Vergil Anderson and Morris Pike.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY FOR W. L. HENDERSON

Funeral services for W. L. (Uncle Bill) Henderson, aged 73 years, who died at P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence on West Fourth avenue.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Dawson Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Wm. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mr. Henderson resided in Emhouse, Dawson, Angus and Black Hills communities prior to moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Earl Ray and Miss Vera Henderson, all of Corsicana; four sons, Ford and Pleas Henderson both of Corsicana; Bill Henderson, Spring Hill and J. B. Henderson, Kilgore; one granddaughter, four grandsons, a sister, Mrs. Mamie Mason, Taylor, La.; a brother, S. P. Henderson, Dallas.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Out-of-town relatives present included Mrs. Fannie Vize, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Copeland, Miss Mary Copeland and Esta Copeland, Mrs. Dozier Prothro, and John O;Neal, all of Gibeland, La.; his sister and brother, Mrs. Joe Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Carr of Tyler and Joe Copeland, Vivian, La.

Pallbearers were Jack Poarch, Guy Poarch, Jack Morris, Weldon Morris, Bergil Anderson and Morris Pike.

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William A. Henderson
abt 1921 - May 1941

May 20, 1941
HENDERSON - Corsicana, Texas, May 20 - William A. Henderson, 74, Roane farmer, died at his home. Funeral was held here Thursday afternoon. Surviving are his wife; a son, R. A. Henderson, Talco; five daughters, Mrs. Clyde Barnes of Roane, Mrs. O. A. King of Montfort, Mrs. S. F. Flynn, Corsicana, and Misses Lillie and Thelma Henderson, both of Roane; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Richard H. "Dick" Henderson
abt 1889 - Jun 1939

June 20, 1939
Funeral Rites Today For R. H. Henderson
CORSICANA, Texas, June 20. - Richard H. (Dick) Henderson, 50, well-known figure in Corsicana business life for many years, died at his residence Tuesday morning after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with interment in Modrall Cemetery.
No near relatives survived the deceased, only some cousins, including Ruby Young of Dallas.


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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DICK HENDERSON ARE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Richard H. (Dick) Henderson, 59, were held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel, and interment was made in the
Modrall Cemetery. He died at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at his residence, 806 East Thirteenth avenue, after a long illness.

No near relatives survived only several cousins, including Ruby Young of Dallas.

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Sue (Johnson) Hemphill
Jan 15, 1885 - Aug 10, 1946

Hemphill Rites Held
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 13. - Mrs. Sue Johnson Hemphill, 61, of Kerens, died following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at Kerens. Born at Mt. Calm, Mrs. Hemphill was educated at Mt. Calm and at the University of Texas. She was the wife of the late George Hemphill of Kerens.


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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. SUE JOHNSON HEMPHILL SUNDAY

KERENS, Texas, Aug. 10—(Spl)—Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Stockton Funeral Home here for Mrs. Sue Johnson Hemphill, aged 61 years who died Saturday morning at 1:30 o’clock following a long illness. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist church.

Mrs. Hemphill was born, January 15, 1886, at Mt. Calm, Texas, and was educated in the Mt. Calm public schools and the University of Texas. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hans Johnson.

She came to Kerens in 1916 and was connected with the Daniel-Price company for a number of years. She was married to the late George Hemphill in 1924 who passed away 14 years ago.

Joining the church when a young girl, Mrs. Hemphill was active for many years in the Sunday School and WMU activities of the local Baptist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sam J. Creswell, Cleburne, and Mrs. W. A. Roberts, Waco; three nephews, four nieces and other relatives.

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Eddie (Johnson) Helm
Nov 1, 1853 - Apr 15, 1935

April 15, 1935
Early Corsicana Settler Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, April 15. - Mrs. George A. Helm, 81, died at her home Monday. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday morning. Mrs. Helm had been a resident of Corsicana for forty-four years. Surviving are one son, James J. Helm of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Augusta Helm, secretary of the local United Charities for many years, and one brother, Clarence T. Johnson of Weatherford.

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George Alfred Helm
Mar 24, 1847 - Jun 14, 1909

June 14, 1909
George A. Helm Dead
Corsicana, Tex., June 14. - George A. Helm, for twelve years conductor on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad, with headquarters here, died today at 6:30 a.m., at his home in this city. He leaves a wife and two children, one a son, Sam J. Helm, secretary of the Gainesville Commercial Club, and the other, a daughter, Miss Augusta Helm, living with her parents. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, and the remains will be buried here.
Mr. Helm was widely known in railroad circles in the State. He came to Texas when 17 years of age from Bowling Green, Ky., where he was born in 1847. Prior to that he left home without the consent of his parents and enlisted in the Confederate Army; his father, however, succeeded in getting his release on account of his age. In the course of time he began railroad building, his biggest work in that line being the building of the Texas and Pacific Road from Eastland to El Paso, afterward becoming general superintendent of that road. From 1886 to 1890 he was division superintendent of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe, northern division. He came to Corsicana in 1891, doing construction work on the Houston and Texas Central, and for twelve years was conductor on that road, holding that position at the time of his death. He had been in declining health for three years owing to liver trouble, and for eighteen months was confined to his bed. He was married to Miss Mary Edmonia Green, May 24, 1876, in Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. Helm's father was Dr. Helm of Bowling Green, who was widely known as a physician and particularly so during the war, he having built a hospital there, where he cared for sick and wounded soldiers. Dr. Helm's wife also gained a most enviable reputation as a nurse during that time. Mr. Helm was popular at home as he was over the State, and all who knew him were his friends.


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AN OLD LANDMARK GONE
Mr. Geo. A. Helm after an illness of eighteen months died at his home in this city at 6:30 o’clock Monday morning surrounded by the entire family of loved ones. He leaves a wife and two children: Sam. J. Helm of Gainesville, and secretary of the Commercial Club there; Miss Augusta Helm, who lives here with her parents.

Mr. Helm had been a citizen of Corsicana a great many years and was popular with all who knew him. He was a man with strong traits of character, honorable and upright in all of his dealings, he won in the hearts of his fellows a warm place—the heart-beats that are now torn with sorrow for him that hath gone before and for whom there is an ache that no one can still. He came to Texas from Kentucky where he was born March 23, 1847, and as a youth stole away from home and joined the Confederate Army from which his father took him because of his tender years. After this he stole away and came to Texas, and as a railroad contractor built the Texas and Pacific from Eastland to El Paso, afterwards becoming general superintendant of the road. He came to Corsicana in 1890, and has since made this city his home where he endeared himself to innumerable friends.

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MR. GEO. A. HELM DEAD.

A Popular Man Has Been Called to His Reward.

Mr. Geo. A. Helm died at his home corner of Sixth avenue and Seventeenth street, this morning at 6:30 o’clock and will be buried tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence and Rev. O. L. Hailey, pastor of the First Baptist church, for whom he had formed a strong attachment, will conduct the funeral services.

Mr. Helm leaves a wife and two children, one a son, Sam J. Helm, secretary of the Gainesville Commercial Club, and Miss Augusta Helm, who resides with her parents. The entire family was at his bedside when he died.

Mr. Helm was one of those determined natures who never live without making a record, and that record with such characters is always creditable, for it is persevering, incapable of being intimidated and known nothing short of success hewn out along commendable lines. Born in Bowling Green, Ky., March 23, 1847, he partook of the fine characteristics of that splendid state and when the war between the states came up he stole away from home and enlisted in the Confederate army. Owing to his youth his father took him out of the service and later the boy, then only 17 years of age, left home again and came to Texas. At an early age he took to railroading and progressed until he grew to the station of a builder of railroads, the most extensive work in that line by him being that of building the Texas and Pacific road from Eastland to El Paso, afterwards becoming general superintendent of the road. From 1886 to 1890 he was division superintendent of the G., C. & S. F. Railway company, northern division. He came to Corsicana in 1891 doing construction work on the H. & T. C. and for the past twelve years has been conductor on that road. It is not doubted that Mr. Helm was one of the best known most efficient and most popular railroad men in the state. He was a man of splendid family, his father being a prominent physician in Bowling Green and during the war established a hospital there where he cared for the sick and wounded. Dr. Helm’s wife especially winning the love the soldiers for her untiring labors in their behalf. It is said that no soldier ever passed through that section of Kentucky but heard of and came away thoroughly in love with Dr. Helm and his good wife. Mr. Helm also was a nephew of John L. Helm, who was governor of Kentucky for two terms, and a cousin of Gen. Ben Helm, the youngest brigadier general in the Confederate service. The rich warm blood of his ancestors flowed through Geo. A. Helm’s veins and no warmer, more generous heart ever beat in a southerner’s bosom. If all the good and generous deeds he has done could be related and if all those to whom he has extended a helping hand could speak, the tribute paid his memory would be enhanced many fold by the friends of his home town and over the state who feel, even while the ignorance of the major part of his generous acts, that they are cognizant of his full worth and mourn his death accordingly.

Mr. Helm was married in his native town to Miss Mary Edmonia Johnson, May 24, 1876. He was a son of a family of seven children and was the only surviving member.

In Corsicana no man was more popular and while his death was not altogether unexpected it is universally lamented. As the result of a diseased liver he had been in declining health for three years and for the past eighteen weeks has been confined to his bed. He suffered intensely at times but no word of complaint ever escaped his lips and the cheerful disposition that was always so captivating was unclouded even up to his last days. Not a man, woman or child in Corsicana but knew and loved him and there are none but that felt a pang of sorrow when apprised of his death.

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David Edgar "Edd" Heifner
Aug. 28, 1876 - Jan. 15, 1938

January 17, 1938
HEIFNER - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 17 - Funeral services were held Monday for Edgar Heifner, 61, resident of Corsicana for twenty years, who died at his home. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Lee, Clarence and Clyde Heifner, all of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Hayes Hanks, Cleveland; Mrs. Richard Young, Mrs. C. A. Sheerer and Miss Jueldine Heifner, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, and other relatives.

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EDGAR HEIFNER DIED SATURDAY NIGHT AND BURIAL WAS MONDAY

Edgar Heifner, aged 61, years, resident of Corsicana for 20 years, died at his home, 704 West Tenth avenue, Saturday night at 10 o’clock, after a two days’ illness. Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Lee, Clarence and Clyde Heifner, all of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Hayes Hanks, Cleveland; Mrs. Richard Young, Mrs. C. A. Shearer and Miss Jueldine Heifner, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Jackson, B. T. Farrar, Roy Harrison, M. R. Shipp, Paul H. Miller, W. N. Norris and E. L. Tankersley.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 17, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Spanish-American War veteran h/o Josephine Alabama “Josie” (Deveny) Heifner married Nov. 26, 1899 s/o David Heifner and Emma (Warwick) Heifner

Gilbert J. Heflin
Dec 17, 1867 - Dec 28, 1922

December 28, 1922
Gilbert J. Heflin Dies At Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 28. - Navarro Business Man and Land Owner Will Be Buried Friday.
Gilbert J. Heflin, 55 years old, well-known Navarro County business man and landowner, died at the Rufus Hardy home, 615 West Third avenue, at 2:25 o'clock Thursday morning. He had been in ill health for several years.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, with members of the Halbert Masonic lodge, No. 641, of Frost, assisted by members of the Corsicana Masonic lodge No. 174, in charge, and the Rev. I. T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be J. E. Butler, W. M. Peck, J. N. Edens and Charles H. Mills, all of Corsicana; and S. S. Hooser, R. L. Templeton, J. C. Keitt and John Beck, all of Frost. The following have been named honorary pallbearers: Captain James Garitty, B. F. Hartzell, El J. Gibson, R. E. Prince, Richard Mays, A. M. Milligan, Will C. Hilliard, J. D. Cunningham, Charles G. Jester, Lowry Martin, Clyde Stroud, Lawson Coulson, J. S. Eubank, Dr. Homer B. Jester, W. M. Elliott, J. M. Dyer, Col. P. C. Townsend, Judge C. L. Jester, W. S. Knight, J. L. Whiteselle, W. M. Tatum, J. L. Halbert, J. M. Tullos, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Gus Hoover, Dock Redden, William Clarkson Sr., R. L. Hamilton, H. D. Johnson, B. B. Munsey, F. N. Drane, A. G. Elliott, J. R. Forston, B. A. Crofford, Judge Hawkins Scarborough, Dick Jackson, R. A. Caldwell, R. L. Reese, T. W. Lovett, Reuben Neece, Harry Williams, Billy Dunn, Carter Kirven Jr., Walter Burgess, B. L. Davis, L. A. Johnson, R. P. Blanding-all of Corsicana; and Travis Holland, Houston; J. C. Duke, M. G. Young, J. M. Slattery, J. P. Stephenson, Knox Doyle, John W. Carpenter and Judge Dexter Hamilton-all of Dallas; J. H. Whorton and F. H. Simpson of Blooming Grove; Sam McCord, Mexia; Dr. John Matlock, S. F. Jones, J. J. Scot, R. F. Shaw, J. M. Scott, A. H. Strain, G. J. Bason, W. A. Simms, R. J. Sanders and J. M. Cole-all of Frost.
Mr. Heflin came to Texas in 1889, settling at Waco, where he engaged in the drug business, later moving to Temple, and thence to Gatesville.
While a resident of Temple, Mr. Heflin married Miss Overton Searcy on May 5, 1894. He came to Frost in December, 1895, where he engaged in the hardware business. In 1903 he organized the First National Bank in Frost, becoming its president.
In 1905 he had three general mercantile businesses, in addition to his banking interests.
Organizes Corsicana Bank.
The following year Mr. Heflin moved from Frost to Corsicana and with R. B. Caldwell and J. A. Thompson, organized the First State Bank, in 1908.
He afterwards sold out his partners and with Mr. Thompson purchased the Corsicana National Bank, becoming active vice president and cashier.
About three years later he disposed of his interests in that bank and became a director and stockholder in the First National Bank here as well as acquiring considerable interests in the State National Bank.
Mr. Heflin was president of the Lay-Heflin Company and the Heflin-Mitchell Dry Goods Company, both of Frost, and a stockholder and director in the Frost Oil Mill. He was an active business man until about eight years ago; failing health forced him to practically retire.
Mr. Heflin was a member of the Baptist Church, a Mason and a Knight of Pythias.
Mr. Heflin is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Corinne Davis, and one son, Gilbert Heflin, all of Corsicana.

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G.J. HEFLIN DEAD FOLLOWING ILLNESS OF SEVERAL WEEKS

PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY MAN PASSED AWAY AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

Gilbert J. Heflin, 55 years old, well-known Navarro county business man and wealthy land owner, died at the Rufus Hardy home, 615 West Third avenue, at 2:25 o'clock Thursday morning. He had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services will be held at the residence at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon with members of the Halbert Masonic Lodge No. 641, of Frost, assisted by members of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge, No 174, in charge and Rev. I.T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be J.E. Butler, W.M. Peck, J.N. Edens and Chas. H. Mills, all of Corsicana; and S.S. Hooser, R.L. Templeton, J.C. Keitt and John Beck, all of Frost.

The following have been named honorary pallbearers:
Captain James Garitty, B.F. Hartzell, El. J. Gibson; Hon. R.E. Prince, Hon. Richard Mays, A.M. Milligan, Will C. Hilliard, J.D. Cunningham, Chas. G. Jester, Lowry Martin, Clyde Stroud, Lawson Coulson, J.S. Eubank, Dr. Homer B. Jester, W.M. Elliott, J.M. Dyer, Col. P.C. Townsend, Judge C.L. Jester, W.S. Knight, J.L. Whiteselle, W.M. Tatum, Hon. J.L. Halbert, J.M. Tullos, Dr. L.E. Kelton, Dock Redden, Gus Hoover, William Clarkson, Sr., R.L. Hamilton, H.D. Johnson, B.B. Munsey, F.N. Drane, A.G. Elliott, J.B. Fortson, B.A. Crofford, Hon. Hawkins Scarborough, Dick Jackson, R.A. Caldwell, R.L. Reese, T.W. Lovett, Reuben Neece, Harry Williams, Billy Dunn, Carter Kirvan, Jr., Walter Burgess, B.L. Davis, Hon. L.A. Johnson, R.P. Blanding, all of Corsicana; and Travis Holland, Houston; J.C. Duke, M.G. Young, J.M. Sattery, J.P. Stephenson, Knox Doyle, John W. Carpenter and Judge Dexter Hamilton, all of Dallas; J.R. Whorton and F.H. Simpson, both of Blooming Grove; Sam McCord, Mexia; and Dr. John Matlock, S.F. Jones, J.J. Scott, R.F. Shaw, J.M. Scott, A.H. Strain, G.J. Bason, W.A. Simms, R.J. Sanders and J.M. Cole, all of Frost.

Mr. Heflin was born December 17, 1867, at Raleigh, N.C. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Heflin. He later lived in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi for brief periods of time as a railway operator. In 1889, he came to Texas, settling at Waco, where he engaged in the drug business, later moving to Temple, and thence to Gatesville.

While a resident of Temple, Mr. Heflin married Miss Overton Searcy, May 5, 1894. To this union two children were born. He came to Frost in December, 1895, where he engaged in the hardware business; three years later he took up the dry goods and grocery business there, buying out J.M. Scott, and in 1903, he organized the First National Bank of Frost, becoming its president. By the year 1905, he had three general mercantile businesses in addition to his banking interests.

The following year, Mr. Heflin moved from Frost to Corsicana, and with R.B. Caldwell and J.A. Thompson, organized the First State Bank in 1908. He afterwards sold out his interests in that institution to his partners and with Mr. Thompson purchased the Corsicana National Bank becoming active vice-president and cashier. About three years later he disposed of his interests in that bank and became a director and heavy stockholder in the First National Bank here, as well as acquiring considerable interests in the State National Bank.

Mr. Heflin at the time of his death, owned considerable land interests in Navarro and Hunt counties In addition to his banking interests, he was president of the Lay-Heflin Company, and the Heflin-Mitchell Dry Goods company, both of Frost and a stockholder and director in the Frost Oil Mill. He was an active businesss man until about 8 years ago; failing health forced him to practically retire. For the past few years he has spent much of his time in California, finally returning to Corsicana in August, 1921, where he had lived continuously since till the time of his death.

Mr. Heflin was a member of the Baptist church, a Mason, an elk, a Knight of Pythias.

Mr. Heflin had suffered with Bright's disease and a stroke of apoplexy in November of this year, seizing him while on his farm near Wolfe City in Hunt county, hastened his death.

Mr. Heflin is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Corinne Davis, and one son, Gilbert Searcy Heflin, all of Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Dec 29, 1922
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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PROMINENT MAN IS LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Gilbert J. Heflin, wealthy Corsicana banker, business man and landowner, who died Thursday, were held at the residence, 615 West Third avenue, at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. Members of the Halbert Masonic Lodge No. 641 of Frost, assisted by members of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174, officiated with the burial rites of the order, Rev. I. T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, delivered the funeral sermon.

The floral offerings were many and impressive. Tributes were paid by a large host of friends, both in and out of Corsicana. It was amid many beautiful offerings of flowers, arranged about the living room of the big home and draped heavily about the bier that Rev. Mr. Jones in the presence of relatives and a number of close friends of deceased and bereaved family preached a kind and sorrowing, yet a comforting sermon.

He spoke in part as follows:

“It is generally known that Mr. Heflin was not actively a member of the church. When a young man he joined the Baptist church but for many years he has had no active part in the church and religious organizations. And yet, those who were close to him tell us that he had a deeply religious nature and an intelligent interest in the Bible and in religious truths. Before we pass judgment upon his religious life, therefore, let us ask ourselves if we may not be partly to blame that he was not more interested than he appeared to be. We believe that everyone should join the church. But we suppose that the responsibility rests wholly upon them. Whereas it is our duty to make the atmosphere congenial for them. There are a host of unchurched men in America because the church makes no effort to make itself attractive and congenial to them. There are many people who are more vitally interested in religion that we suspect. This face is revealed often when we unexpectedly get a glimpse of what some man is thinking. No one can get away from God and God is at work all the time on the hearts of men. We proceed on the assumption that if we can’t see any interest in religion it is lacking. We ought to assume the interest is there, even though we cannot see it. We give men up too quickly. Had Mr. Heflin had the proper encouragement he might have been outspokenly religious. There was much evidence even in the last few weeks preceding his last illness that in his heart he was deeply concerned with religion. Properly encouraged that might actively expressed itself in helpful Christian leadership.

“Religion should be something that becomes visible in the life of a man, it also has an individualistic, hidden aspect which cannot be seen. We shall have to be content, therefore to leave his religion to a God who alone knows the inmost thoughts of his heart and who lovingly, mercifully, tenderly, and righteously passes judgment upon every life. ‘For He knoweth our frame. He remembereth we are dust, the Lord is gracious and merciful and of great mercy.’

“Every man has his sins and faults and has made his mistakes. Usually he loathes them more than anyone else and tries to overcome them, and put them in the past. Whatever mistakes and sins the departed committed were likely repeated of a thousand times and he was carrying on the fight, perhaps, that no one dreamed of. Every man has his good qualities. Mr. Heflin had them in abundance, as those dear to him alone know. All the good in his life was, I believe, the outgrowth of a soul which was in vital touch with his God. Let us cherish these things in our memories. Thank God for them, and write them upon the tablets of our hearts. His faults let us write upon the shifting sand.

“Death need have no terror to anyone whose faith in God’s love and wisdom is supreme and whose life is linked to Him. Our loved ones depart but they are not gone. They are like the sun that goes out of our sight but is still shining. They are just behind the mist that blinds our eyes, in another room with silenced walls. They are the emigrants gone to another land before us; but we shall soon follow.

“Time flies, you say? Ah, no! Time stays, Alas we go!”

“Ella Wheeler Wilcox says in a little poem that death has lost its sting for her, that it is just crossing a strip of sea to find loved ones waiting on the shore.”

“Let us not think of our departed dead
As caught and cumbered in these graves of earth;
But think of death as another birth;
As a new freedom for the wings outspread,
As new adventure and things on ahead,
As a new joy of more eternal mirth,
As a new world with friends of nobler worth
Where all may taste a more immortal bread.”

If we are sure of God and our relationship to him we can stand in the battle thick and like Rupert Brooke says, ‘Safe shall be my going, an if these poor limbs die, safest of all. Said Paul, ‘For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.’

“To the loved ones remaining I would say; Give God an opportunity to use this unexpected sorrow for your welfare and others. Mencius, the Chinese sage once said, ‘When heaven is about to confer a great office upon a man, it always first exercises his mind and soul with suffering.’ God can confer a great office upon you through this suffering if you will only permit it. A man clothed in a lone cloak and with veiled face approached. On the cloak were the words; ‘My worst misfortune.’ I fled and hid. He passed by and the cloak fell off. From head to foot gleamed the colors gay. I could see then his true name, ‘My greatest opportunity.’ The scriptures are full of incidents illustrating the truth of this story. Men were in great affliction, which to them seemed crushing. God helped it to prove their great blessing. “The sufferings of Christ and the glories that followed,’ is the climax of these incidents. And life is full of testimonies that sorrow has proved the visit of an angel unawares.

“Give God a chance with this sorrow. He will try your heart as though in the furnace. But he will purge it of the dross and you will find the outcome worth the suffering. Follow up every impulse of you heart, every resolution that has come into your mind since this fatal illness began which took your loved one. Don’t wait a moment to put into operation the feelings surging in your heart. And you will find that thus co-operating with God you will be wonderfully blessed. And he like another who said, “I could not comfort you a year ago; but I’ve known sorrow myself now. Let me clasp your hand. Put your burden on me. I will share. My grief is past in the new joy of having yours to bear.”

“I learn as the years roll onward
And leave the past behind,
That much I have counted sorrow
But proves that our God is kind;
That many a flower I longed for
Had a hidden thorn of pain,
And many a rugged by-path,
Led to fields of ripened grain.”
“I have chosen thee in the furnace of affection.” (Isa. 48:10)
When the last words of the sermon had fallen from the minister’s lips, another prayer was said, and another song was sung, the casket bearing the dead was placed in the hearse by the pall-bearers, and the flowers loaded into a truck that waited, and the funeral cortege preceded to Oakwood, where the last rites were performed and the body was committed to the grave.

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Carl David Heather, Sr.
Aug 19, 1892 - Aug 29, 1938

August 29, 1938
Former Justice of Peace Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 29. - Carl D. Heather, 46, merchant at Rice fourteen years, and formerly Justice of the Peace, died at a local hospital Monday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church at Rice.
Heather formerly lived in Dallas. He served in France during the World War. He was a member of the Rice Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife; one son, Carl D. Heather Jr., Rice; two sisters and one brother.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. D. HEATHER BE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Carl D. Heather, aged 46 years, Rice merchant, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning, will be held at Rice Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Rice Cemetery. He formerly was justice of the peace at Rice and resided in Dallas before moving to Rice 14 years ago. He was a world war veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. E. Briggs, pastor of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church, assisted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the Rice Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Carl D. Heather, Jr., Rice; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Flood, Cincinnati, and Mrs. L. N. Oeth, of Maplewood, Mo.; a brother, Harry Heather, Pasadena, Calif., and a half brother, Joe Heather, of Kemp.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Frank Head
Aug 23, 1896 - Oct 5, 1941

October 9, 1941
HEAD - Ennis, Texas. Oct. 8. - Funeral services were held in a local funeral chapel here Monday for Frank Head, 44, native of Navarro County and resident of past thirty-five years of the Byrd and Rankin communities in southwestern Ellis County, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. Head, near Rankin. The service was conducted by the Rev. Brooks Wester of Fort Worth, pastor of the Baptist Church at Rankin, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Besides his parents, Mr. Head is survived by two brothers, Sterling Head of Corsicana and Jim Head of Ennis, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles B. Hodge of Rankin, Mrs. E. N. Worthy of near Byrd and Mrs. O. Thompson of Dallas.

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NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED HERE MONDAY AFTERNOON

ENNIS, Oct. 7.—Frank Head, 44, native of Navarro county, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. Head, at Rankin, Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon with interment in
Oakwood cemetery at Corsicana.

Mr. Head was born near Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Sterling Head, Corsicana, and Jim Head, Ennis; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles B. Hodge, Rankin; Mrs. E. N. Worthy, Byrd, and Mrs. O. Thompson, Dallas.

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Lula (Dozier) Head
Nov 16, 1860 - Jan 16, 1935

January 16, 1935
Woman Dies Four Days After 56th Anniversary
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 16. - Mrs. Lula Head, 73, pioneer of Navarro County, died at her home Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday. Mrs. Head and her husband, J. M. Head, celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary Saturday. They had lived in Navarro County forty-eight years. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Hiliary H. Head of Canada, and Jerome Head of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. M. Thummell of Corsicana; two sisters, and three grandchildren.

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BURIAL OF PIONEER WOMAN HELD UP DUE NON-ARRIVAL OF SON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Head, 73, wife of J. M. Head who died Wednesday, are being held up pending the arrival of a son, Hiliary H. Head of Canada, it was stated Friday afternoon. The son is reported snowbound en route here after the plane in which he started the trip home was forced down.

The services will be held from the family home on West Ninth avenue with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago, the family resided in the Barry and Dresden communities. Mr. and Mrs. Head had resided in Navarro county 48 years.

Surviving ae her husband, two sons, Hiliary H. Head, Canada and Jerome Head, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. M. Trummell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Leysath, Big Spring, and Mrs. O. Head, Bardwell; a sister in law, Mrs. J. L. Dozier, Troy, Ala., and three grandchildren of Los Angeles.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HEAD BE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services were scheduled to be held for Mrs. Lula Head, 73, wife of J. M. Head, who died Wednesday from the family home, West Ninth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family had resided in Navarro county for the past 48 years and prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago, lived in the Barry and Dresden communities.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Hiliary H. Head, Canada, Jerome Head, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. M. Thummell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Leyeath, Big Spring, and Mrs. O. Head, Bardwell; a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. L. Dozier, Troy, Ala., and three grandchildren in Los Angeles.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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MRS. LULA HEAD TO BE BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Head, aged 73 years, wife of J. M. Head, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died at the family home on West Ninth avenue, Wednesday morning at 1:30 o’clock, will be held from the family residence sometime Friday with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Eureka Methodist minister.

Mr. and Mrs. Head celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary last Saturday. They had resided in Navarro county 48 years prior to moving to moving to Corsicana five years ago, lived in the Barry and Dresden communities.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Hillary H. Head, Canada; and Jerome Head, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. M. Thummell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Leysath, Big Spring, and Mrs. O. Head, Bardwell; a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. L. Dozier, Troy, Ala.; and three grandchildren, who reside in Los Angeles, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Everett Worthy, James Head, Sterling Head, N. Suttle Roberts, Tommie Thompson and Charles Hodges, nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

The funeral arrangements are being deferred pending the arrival of a son, Hillary H. Head from Canada.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home will have charge.

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MRS. LULA HEAD TO BE BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY ON FRIDAY

Funeral rites for Mrs. Lula Head, aged 73 years, wife of J. M. Head, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died at the family home on West Ninth avenue, Wednesday morning at 1:30 o’clock, will be held from the family residence sometime Friday with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Eureka Methodist minister.

Mr. and Mrs. Head celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary last Saturday. They had resided in Navarro county 48 years and prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago, lived in the Barry and Dresden communities.

Surviving are her husband, Two sons, Hillary H. Head, Canada; and Jerome Head, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. M. Thummell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Leysath, Big Spring, and Mrs. O. Head, Bardwell; a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. L. Dozier, Troy, Ala.; and three grandchildren, who reside in Los Angeles, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Everett Worthy, James Head, Sterling Head, N. Suttle Roberts, Tommie Thompson and Charles Hodges, Nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

The funeral arrangements are being deferred pending the arrival of a son, Hiliary Head, from Canada.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge.

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Mrs. G. C. Headrick
abt 1876 - Jul 1951

July 6, 1951
Services Held at Tioga For Mrs. G. C. Headrick
CORSICANA, Texas, July 6. - Funeral services for Mrs. G. C. Headrick, 75, who died here Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at the Tioga First Methodist Church. Burial was at Pilot Point Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mitchell Boyd of Corsicana; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Shurd Huddleston and Mrs. John Shelton, both of Van Alstyne, and Miss Betty Headrick of Dallas, and a stepson, Morgan Headrick of Fort Worth.

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Albert Gallatin Hervey, Captain
Feb 22, 1828 - May 13, 1904

May 15, 1904
Old Citizen Drops Dead
Corsicana, Tex., May 14. - Capt. E. H. Hervey, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Navarro County, fell dead while at his woodpile yesterday afternoon at his home, five miles from here on the Chatfield road. Deceased was 76 years of age and the grandfather of the Hervey children here.

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Anna Hewitt
Died Jul. 1940

July 9, 1940, Dallas, Texas
HEWITT - Mrs. Anna, died at her home, 4112 Birmingham, Monday morning. Survivors, daughters, Mrs. E. H. Folsom, Miss Mary Ruth Hewitt; sons, J. O. Hewitt and S. Hewitt, all of Dallas; Paul Hewitt, Houston; other relatives.
Services Tuesday, 2 p.m. Full Gospel Church, Peak and Garland-sts. Rev. Fred Eiling officiating. Interment Corsicana, Texas. Arrangements Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.

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Thomas Erastus "Tom" Hewitt, Sr.
Jun. 16, 1883 - Dec. 8, 1933

December 11, 1933
HEWITT - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 11. - Funeral services for Tom Hewitt, 50, native of Navarro County and well known rancher and real estate operator, were held Sunday afternoon from the First Methodist Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church officiating. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Bryant and Tom Hewitt Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Underwood, all of Corsicana, and four brothers, Leo Hewitt, San Angelo; Ed Hewitt, Littlefield; Lester Hewitt, Littlefield, and Jack Hewitt, Oklahoma City.

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NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED LAST NIGHT SAN ANGELO

TOM HEWITT SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK; TO BE BURIED HERE SUNDAY

Thomas Hewitt, aged 50 years, well known real estate man and rancher, native of Cryer Creek, Navarro county, died in San Angelo Friday night at 6 o’clock with a heart attack. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Hewitt recently underwent an operation, but had apparently recovered from his illness. He left Corsicana Tuesday with B. B. Munsey of Corsicana for a several days’ visit at Mr. Hewitt’s ranch near San Angelo.

He was in the real estate business in Blooming Grove for a number of years, later residing at Waco prior to moving to San Angelo several years ago. He had recently returned to Corsicana to reside.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Bryant Hewitt and Tom Hewitt, Jr., both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Underwood, Corsicana; four brothers, Leo Hewitt, San Angelo; Ed Hewitt, Littlefield, Lester Hewitt and Jack Hewitt, Oklahoma City; and a number of other relatives.

The funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church.

Pallbearers will be P. D. Williams, E. E. Babers, J. N. Royall, Jr., T. J. Walton, R. L. Harris, Lyman Davis.

Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Dec 9, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mable (Williams) Hewitt married Jul. 5, 1902; s/o Elwood Bryant Hewitt & Alice Amanda (Price) Hewitt buried at Cryer Creek cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR TOM HEWITT

Funeral services for Tom Hewitt, aged 50 years, native of Navarro county and well-known rancher and real estate operator, who died suddenly with a heart attack Friday evening at 6 o’clock while visiting in San Angelo, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church. Mr. Hewitt died at the home of Dr. Ott in San Angelo.

Mr. Hewitt and B. B. Munsey left Corsicana Tuesday for a several days’ visit at Mr. Hewitt’s ranch 20 miles from San Angelo. The family formerly resided on the ranch but had moved back to Corsicana a few weeks ago to reside.

He was born at Cryer Creek and resided at Blooming Grove for a number of years prior to moving to Waco and then to San Angelo.

Mr. Hewitt underwent an operation here several months ago and apparently had fully recovered.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Bryant and Tom Hewitt, Jr., a daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Underwood, all of Corsicana; and four brothers, Leo Hewitt, San Angelo; Ed, Hewitt, Littlefield; Lester Hewitt, Littlefield; and Jack Hewitt, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers were P. D. Williams, E. E. Babers, J. N. Royall, Jr., T. J. Walton, R. L. Harris and Lyman Davis.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Helen (Bartlett) Bell
Dec 10, 1900 - May 24, 1992

Helen Bell, 91. of Cincinnati, Ohio, died May 24, 1992 in Cincinnati.
Funeral services will be 1 P.M. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until service at Corley Funeral Home.
She was born December 10, 1900, in Rice, Texas and was a member of the First United Methodist Church for many years.
She is survived by one granddaughter Sandra Likes of Cincinnati, Ohio, one grandson, Randy Harwell of Louisville, KY, two sisters, Queena Aylward of Dallas and Ruby Morgan of Dallas, four great-grandchildren, and one son-in-law, Roy Harwell, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Stephen Clark Bell
Sep 14, 1898 - Dec 23, 1955



Stephen C. Bell Dies Thursday

Stephen C. Bell, 57, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday afternoon following a several weeks' illness of a heart attack.
Bell had operated the High School Cleaners, 928 West Fifth Avenue, for a number of years. He resided at 1609 West Second Avenue.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Bartlett Bell, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Harwell, Lima, Ohio; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Hodge, Rice and Mrs. Clyde Barrington Overton; two brothers, Hugh Bell, Rice, and Lee Bell, Meridian, Miss. and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel, Saturday at 2 P.M. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Park on Highway 31 west of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Albert Fullerton, Johnny Noble, Gaston Gooch, William Croft, Paul Baggett and Floyd Smith.

Corsicana Daily Sun - December 23, 1955

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Saturday Rites for Stephen Bell

Funeral services for Stephen C. Bell, 57, Well-known Corsicana business man, were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 3:30 P.M.
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which Bell was an active member. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.
Bell died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday afternoon following a several weeks' illness of a heart attack.
He had operated the High School Cleaners business at 928 West Fifth Avenue for a number of years. The Bell Home was at 1609 West Second Avenue.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Bartlett Bell, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Harwell, Lima, Ohio; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Hodge, Rice, and Mrs. Clyde Barrington, Overton; two brothers, Hugh Bell, Rice and Lee Bell, Meridian, Miss., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Albert Fullerton, Johnny Noble, Gaston Gooch, William Croft, Paul Baggett and Floyd Smith.

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Trannie (Bell) Barrington

OVERTON—Funeral services for Mrs. C. O. Barrington, 80, of Overton, who died Friday afternoon in a New London nursing home after a lengthy illness, are set for 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Walker Funeral Home in Wortham with the Rev. Lloyd Sansom officiating.

Burial will be in Wortham Cemetery.

She had resided here the past 36 years having moved from Wortham.  She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church of Portland, Oregon.

Survivors include a son, Graham Barrington of Overton; a brother, Hugh Bell of Rice; and a grandchild.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Pearson Funeral Home.

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  • The Tyler Telegraph, Tyler, Texas - July 1, 1967

  • Submitted by Jane Bell Smith


Mary (Wright) Bell
Apr 26, 1911 - Oct 24, 1999

BELL
Funeral services for Mary B. Bell were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Keever chapel with rev. Ted Phillips Officiating.
Interment was in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary with the following serving as pallbearers: James Lewis, Mike Elliott, Roy T. Elliott, Tom Bill Wright, Johnny Phelps and Donnie Phelps.
Mrs. Bell, 88, died Sunday Oct. 24, 1999, at the Baylor Medical Center in Ennis.
She was born April 26, 1911, in Alma, the daughter of T. G. and Mattie Treadaway Wright. She was reared in Alma and was a graduate of Alma High School. She then was employed by Ennis Tag & Printing Co. In 1941 she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked for the government until 1945. On Dec. 8, 1945, she was married to Gregory Bell of Rice.
After their marriage they lived in Dallas where she was the payroll clerk for the VA Hospital. In 1994 they moved to Ennis. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Gregory of Ennis, four sisters, Fannie Kate Kouba of Ennis, Elizabeth and her husband, Wendell Elliott of Alma, Elsie Mae Cheyne, of Fort Worth, Dorothy and her husband, Aaron Phelps, of Burleson and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Leila (Horton) Bell

MRS. LEILA BELL RITES MONDAY
Mrs. Leila Bell, 59, of Rice, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Rice with burial in the Rice cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. E. Nunn, pastor of the First Baptist church of Ennis, and Rev. Randell McCollum, pastor of the First Baptist church in Rice.
Mrs. Bell was a native of Alma and had resided at Rice 35 years.
Surviving are her husband, H. S. Bell, Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Dale McAdams, Ennis; a son Jimmy Bell, Waco; three grandchildren, six brothers, Pete Horton, Bakersfield, Calif.; Alfred and Rufus Horton, both of Ennis; Otis Horton, Beloit, Wis.; Travis and Jim Horton, both of Ponder; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Tyler, Ferris and Mrs. W. C. Baumgartner, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers Frank Brewer, Newburn Ware, L. O. Murff, Nathan Rawlins, Ernest Cummins, Oran Gilbert, Roland Johnson, Milton Grimmett.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

 

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Dorothy (Keefe) Bell

BELL
Dorothy K. Bell, 88, of Tucumcari, New Mexico, passed away on Friday, September 24, 1993 at Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque, N. M. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Kate Keefe. She was married to Marion N. Bell of Rice, TX, in 1948.
Rosary was recited Sunday evening, Sept. 26th at 7 p.m. in Fern Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mass for the Christian burial was said at St. Bernadette Catholic Church Monday, September 27th at 9 a.m. by Fr. Tom Zotter. Readings were given by Kathylyn Starr and Jacque Newman.
Dorothy was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari, N.M., St. Ann’s Rosary Society, The National Association of Insurance, Past President of the Tucumcari Women’s Club, Past Chaplin of the Benevolent Order of the D.O.E.S. She avidly supported many civic organizations such as Special Olympics and Exceptional Children’s programs.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Keefe, son, Ronald Bell and her husband, Marion N. Bell.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Starr of Rio Rancho, N.M. Three grandchildren, Kathylyn Starr of Michigan: Ronald Starr and wife, Diana, of Colorado, Jacque Newman and husband, Tony, of Albuquerque, and five great grandchildren: Ty, B. Jay, Mickey and Joshua Lee Starr and Ashley Starr Newman. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Adabel Werner of Denton, TX. And Markolita Shugart; a niece Peggy Small and a nephew, Newton L. Cooper, all of Clifton, TX.
Interment was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Lynn Starr, Ronald Starr, Tony Newman, Jim Newman, Chuch Lambert, John Vourazeris. Strong-Thorne Mortuary was in charge of the service.

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Marion  N. Bell
Aug 21, 1916 - Jan 8, 1985

Ennis Daily News
Jan. 18, 1985

BELL
Marion N. Bell of 917 S. First Street, Tucumcari, N.M. died Jan. 8, 1985 in the V. A. Hospital in Albuquerque, following a long illness.
A Mass of the Faithful was celebrated in St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Albuquerque with Father Carl Hammer, a long time friend of the family, officiating. Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque with Strong-Thorne in charge. Pallbearers were Ronald Starr, L.C. Cremer, Elmer Peterson, Lynn Starr, Craig Houser and John Vourazeris.
Marion Bell was born August 21, 1916 in Rice, to the late Newton S. Bell and Mabel Marion Langham Bell. In 1936 he joined the regular army and served overseas in the C.B.I. Corps of Engineers. When he returned to the states he was stationed at Sandia Base in Albuquerque until he was discharged and made his home there.
He was preceded in death by a son Ronald Marion in 1949. He was married to Dorothy Keefe in Albuquerque Oct. 1, 1947. They had one daughter Kay. He was medically discharged from Military Services in 1959. In 1975 he retired as a finance officer of the American Finance Co. in Tucumcari. He was an active member of the Lions and Elk Clubs, both in Albuquerque and Tucumcari.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and his daughter, Kay Starr of Albuquerque, two granddaughters, Mrs. Kathylyn Cook of Shreveport, La., Mrs. Jacque Bennett of New Orleans; one grandson, Ronald L. Starr of Gallup, N. M. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Markolita Shugart of Clifton, Texas, and Mrs. Adabel B. Werner of Denton; one niece, Mrs. Peggy Smith of Clifton, and one nephew Newton L. Cooper of Conroe, Texas. He had one great grandson, Andrew Tyson Starr of Gallup.

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Mildred Stewart

Mildred Stewart, 89, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 in Corsicana. Private services will be held with interment following at Campbell-Elrod.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Douglas “Bubba” Franklin Hovis
Nov 9, 1960 - Jan 18, 2006

Douglas “Bubba” Franklin Hovis, 45, passed away on Jan. 18, 2006. He was born on Nov. 9, 1960, to Ralph and Cynthia (Jones) Hovis; married Donna Kay Gillentine on Jan. 9, 1984, in Dallas. He was employed by B&M Auto Transport and had previously owned and operated DND Enterprises. Douglas always worked hard to care for his family. He enjoyed working on the farm with his animals and loved to play with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Kay Hovis; two sons, Chad Everic Hovis and his wife Carissa Renee, and Richie Franklin Hovis, all of Ennis; two grandchildren, Zoe Blair Hovis and Payton Cain Arciba; mother, Cynthia Fowler of Palmer; sister, Cynthia Elaine Anderson of Palmer; two favorite dogs, Crackers and Sister; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Franklin Hovis; stepfather, W. B. “Shorty” Fowler; and brother-in-law, Steve Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Ennis.

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Gladys (Muesse) Adler
Jul 24, 1928 - Jan 20, 2006

Gladys Adler

Gladys Adler, 77, of Waco, formerly of Frost, passed away Jan. 20, 2006 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at East Side Chapel Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at East Side Chapel Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors with the Rev. Peter Kolb of Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana officiating.

Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Ms. Adler was born July 24, 1928 to Louis and Mary Muesse. She grew up in Frost and graduated from Frost High School. On Dec. 22, 1949, she married Alfred Adler and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2000. A member of Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana, she was very active in church work and loved to do arts and crafts, sewing and quilting.

Survivors include son Larry Adler and wife Jackie of Waco; brother Chris Muesse and wife Judy of Stone Mountain, Ga.; sister Bernice Valentine and husband Richard of Lancaster; grandchildren Shari Downing and husband Jason and Keri Tindell and husband Roy Jr.; and great-grandchildren Megan Castilleja, Mallory Castilleja, Madison Castilleja and Jordan Tindell.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 337 Carr, Hillsboro, TX, 76645 or Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 West Hwy. 22, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by East Side Chapel Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors, Hillsboro.

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Mary Frances "Peach" Malone Eastus

Mary Frances Eastus, 89, went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 6, 2006. A memorial service was held Tuesday, January 10, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Ft. Worth. A graveside service will be at Elmwood Gardens in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday, January 14, at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of North's Funeral Home.

Mary was born July 27, 1916, in Corsicana, Texas, and raised in San Angelo. She was a beloved mother, wife, homemaker and member of the Methodist church. For many years, she was a resident of Abilene; but for the past sixteen years, she resided in Ft. Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Neal (Bob) Eastus, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters: Janet Eastus Flatt of Ft. Worth and Jane Eastus Long of Houston, her son Robert Neal Eastus, III of Haltom City, four grandchildren, nine great-grand- children, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous other relatives.

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Paulette (Burnett) McDougle
Oct 31, 1947 - Jan 17, 2006

Paulette McDougle

Odessa
Paulette McDougle 58 years of age passed away on January 17, 2006 at the Hospice House.
She was born on October 31, 1947 in Corsicana, Texas to Paul and Lillian Burnett. Paulette worked for many years as a delivery driver for Vivians Floral and was a Baptist. She married Richard McDougle on December 31, 1965 in Odessa. Paulette was preceded in death by her parents, and brother David Franklin. And is survived by her husband ; Richard of Odessa, sons; Brian D. McDougle and Robby W. McDougle both of Odessa, brothers; Paul Burnett Jr. of Odessa, Carter Franklin of Houston, Jerry Brannon of Montgomery, sisters; Claudette Johnston of Odessa, Barbara Burnett of Phoenix, grandchildren; Lainey and Landon McDougle of Odessa, numeous nieces, nephews, cousins and lots of friends and a special friend Wanda Posey and family. Visitation will be today from 8am until 9 pm at Odessa Funeral Home with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services are set for 10:00 AM on Friday January 20, 2006 at Odessa Funeal Home Chapel with the Reverend Curits Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Medical Center Hospital, the Hospice House, and Dr. Lax for all your kindness and care.
Services by Odessa Funeral Home.

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Paulette McDougle
Odessa Paulette McDougle, 58, of Odessa, a delivery driver with Vivian’s Floral, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at Hospice House.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Brewer officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
She was born in Corsicana and was a Baptist.
Survivors Husband, Richard McDougle of Odessa; sons, Brian D. McDougle and Robby W. McDougle, both of Odessa; brothers, Paul Burnett Jr. of Odessa, Carter Franklin of Houston and Jerry Brannon of Montgomery; sisters, Claudette Johnston of Odessa and Barbara Burnett of Phoenix; and two grandchildren.


Robert H. Mueller
Jan 4, 1928 - Jan 22, 2006
 

Robert H. Mueller, 78, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Herman Sanches, Roy Scoggins, Rick Barton, Michael Mueller, Taylor Greenup and Chris Franklin.

Mr. Mueller was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Sagerton to Gus and Minnie Mueller. He married Mildred Woodward Dec. 16, 1950, in Stanford. He was a former truck driver for Chattanooga Glass. He was an avid gardener.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred Mueller of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Wayne Franks of Kilgore; son and daughter-in-law, David and Janene Mueller of Purdon; sister, Lorene Armstrong of Abilene; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Worship Center.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Billie (McConnell) Johnston
Feb 24, 1932 - Jan 23, 2006

Billie Johnston

Billie Johnston, 73, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnston was born Feb. 24, 1932, in Chatfield to Will McConnell and Ollie Hyden McConnell. She was a member of Northside Assembly of God Church. She was a homemaker. She loved her family, grandchildren, friends and her animals.

She was preceded in death by her stepdaughter, Virginia Johnston Montfort.

Survivors include her husband, G.W. Johnston Jr. of Corsicana; daughter, Linda Hardin of Corsicana; son, Ricky Kelly of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Beth Niedringhaus of Palmer; grandchildren, Kristina Kelly of San Antonio, Callie Jakubic of Waxahachie, Cathlyn Collier of Palmer, Mark Montfort of Corsicana and Mason Montfort of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Dakota Estein and Savanna Estein.

Memorials may be made to Navarro County Animals at Risk Foundation.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jim D. Lonidier
May 25, 1943 - Jan 23, 2006

Born May 25, 1943, in Leesville, La., this beloved husband, father, granddad, brother and uncle lost his heroic battle with cancer Jan. 23, 2006, at his lake house surrounded by family. Jim was well traveled and spent many years working in the oil and gourmet foods industry. He retired at Richland-Chambers Reservoir and pursued his passion of fishing, cooking and building memories with his four grandchildren. Jim faced every challenge with a positive spirit and took great pride in being a husband, brother and granddaddy.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at New Hope Baptist Church. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church with Kelton McCann officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his son, James Keith Lonidier.

He is survived by his spouse of 43 years, Carol Lonidier; two daughters, Tammy and husband David Guidry and Candace and husband Greg Mudd; sister, Renee and husband Roland Risinger; grandchildren, Jordan, Jessica and Zachary Guidry and Madalyn Mudd; niece, Brittany Smith; and countless friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Providence Hospice, 107 E. Palestine St., Mexia, TX 76667, (866) 279-4728.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Elvie (Spence) Oden

Elvie Oden, 91, of Corpus Christi passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Raleigh Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Catherine L. Jones

Catherine L. Jones, 82, of College Station, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery in Streetman.

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