A. Cooper, 76, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3,
2010, at his home with his sons and daughters-in-law by his
He was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Jacksboro to James and
Cornelia Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a career soldier who retired
from the Marine Corps in 1976, with over 20 years of service
to his country, serving in
Korea and Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Poarch
Cooper; his parents, James and Cornelia Cooper; and a
sister, Loretta Cooper Dobyns.
Survivors include his two sons, James G. Cooper and wife
Rose of Talladega, Ala., and Tom A. Cooper and wife Christy
of Corsicana; granddaughter, Danica Ellen Cooper; brothers,
Henry Cooper, Gerald Cooper, and Bill Cooper; sisters, Betty
Cooper Warren and Judy Cooper Stout; she is also survived by
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held 5 to 7 p.m. on
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6,
2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Michael
Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at
M. McPherson, 93, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, in
She was born Oct. 25, 1916, in Hubbard, to Tom and Eugenia
Loden. She was a Baptist.
Mrs. McPherson was preceded in death by her husband Daniel
F. McPherson; a son, Jerry McPherson; and a brother Thomas
Survivors include three sons, Bobby McPherson and wife Pat,
Tommy McPherson and wife Nancy, and Kenneth McPherson and
wife Judy; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and she
is also survived by six great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at
Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Milton Spears officiating.
Interment will follow at
Park. Pallbearers will be David McPherson, Rodney
McPherson, Steve McPherson, Randy Ainsworth, Conner
McPherson, and James Moore.
MRS. R.M. ALBRIGHT OF BARRY DIED TODAY COUNTY HOSPITAL
Mrs. Anna Belle Albright, aged 43 years, died at the Navarro county
hospital Wednesday afternoon at
12.45 o'clock. The body will be taken to Barry Wednesday night and
the funeral services will be conducted
Thursday with interment in the
White's Church cemetery.
Mrs. Albright is survived by her husband, R. M. Albright, two
daughters and two sons, Misses Flossie and Faye Fields and James and
She was brought to the hospital Sunday and underwent an operation
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BARRY WOMAN HELD THURSDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Belle Albright, aged 43 years, who
died at the Navarro county hospital Wednesday afternoon following an
operation for appendicitis.
Sunday, were held Thursday afternoon at the White's Church with
interment in the White's Church cemetery.
The body was taken to the family home at Barry Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Albright is survived by her husband, two daughters. Misses
Flossie and Faye Fields and two sons, James and Henry Fields.
PROMINENT BARRY WOMAN DIED HERE AFTER OPERATION
Special to the Sun.
Barry, Texas, July 22.—Mrs. R. M. Allbright, aged 43 years and 3
months, died at the P. and S. hospital at Corsicana, Wednesday
afternoon at 12:45 o'clock. Mrs. Allbright was one or the best and
most highly, respected women in our town and community, having
resided in Barry over 17 years she had accumulated a large circle of
friends, who join with the relatives in mourning her loss. She
leaves behind two daughters, Misses Flossie und Fay Fields and one
son of Henry Fields all of Barry; one step-son, J. W. Fields of
Forreston; mother and father and two brothers, Ed and Willie Cruse
at Pontotoc, Miss.; one brother, Charles Cruse and a sister, Mrs. J.
F. Blaylock of Laurel, Miss., and a sister, Mrs. E. G. Fields of
All the children were with her in the last sad hour, but her
brothers and sisters did not arrive until 4:20.
She was the wife of late Dr. Fields who died six years ago and was
married the second time to R. M. Allbright of this town in April,
She was a prominent member of Baptist church and active in all civil
affairs of town and community.
She was taken ill with appendicitis Saturday morning, but her
condition was not considered alarming until Sunday afternoon when
she was rushed to the hospital and operated on at nine o'clock
Sunday night. But skilled physicians and trained nurses could do
nothing, the disease had already gotten full control of her body and
she continued to grow worse until, God in His infinite wisdom called
her from her suffering Wednesday afternoon.
To the husband, children, and other relatives we can only say, “Weep
not as those who have no hope," but rather look forward to the time
of reuniting with her where there will be no more sorrow nor
sadness, neither will there be any separation. For comfort we
commend you to the All Wise God who has promised to be a "Father to
the Fatherless," and whose spirit will ever hover about you to guide
and protect in all trials.
Bright Young Lady Dies at Barry of Congestion.
This morning at 4 o'clock Miss Louise Barley, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Barley, of Barry, died within a few hours after being
taken sick at the home of her parents. Miss Louise was only fifteen
years of age and last night at 11 o'clock was stricken with
congestion of the brain and death came at 4 o'clock this morning.
She was a bright, pretty girl and had hosts of friends who will
mourn with her parents her untimely taking off.
The funeral will take place tomorrow at 11 o'clock, at which hour
the body will be laid to rest in
On May 13, 1920, as all the earth seemed sweeter and brighter, no
one thought of death nor of the sudden change from happiness to
sorrow, when hark! The death angel spread its wings over the home of
O. N. Newburn and wife and claimed the sweet spirit of their only
Oh, it is so sad to see one we love so well called away from us, but
weep not, God knows best. But, Oh, the sad news that went over the
wire to his mother and father, “Your boy is dead, drowned while
Weep not dear ones, Otha has only gone before. We can not call him
back, but with our Savior's help we can meet him on that happy
shore, where there will be no sad partings, no more good-byes. It is
so sad to think of one so young being called from our midst, but God
does all things best. Dear Loved ones our troubles are hard to bear
but God tries our faith in many ways but He is the only comforter in
such sorrows. Lean on His strong Arms and He will help you through
your dark hours and when this weary life is ended we can meet our
dear Otha and know each other there.
The Golden Gates were opened,
A gentle Voice said com,
And with farewells unspoken,
He calmly entered home.
Went to Rescue of Drowning Girl and Both Were Lost.
Otha Newburn, the18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Newburn of
Barry was drowned in a lake near Jacksonville where he was attending
school, late yesterday afternoon, and the remains reached here late
this afternoon on the Cotton Belt and will be sent on to Barry for
A party of young people were out bathing near Jacksonville, when a
young lady trained nurse whose name could not be learned, got beyond
her depth and young Newburn went to her assistance and both were
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 14, 1920
Remains Were Interred Today The remains of the late Otha Newburn,
son of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Newburn of Barry, who was drowned at
Jacksonville Thursday, reached here last night and were taken to
Barry at once by Ambulance and the funeral took place today from the
family home, with interment in the
White Cemetery near
Alvin Shell McRee, 14 years of age, who met a tragic death by
drowning in the Trinity river at Wild Cat Ferry, Friday morning, May
11, 1928, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. McRee of
Corsicana. At the time of his death he was attending the Mildred
school, and was in the high seventh grade. About fifty students of
the school accompanied by two of the men teachers, had gone to the
river for a day's outing, when the tragedy occurred. Alvin was an
active member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Sunday school of
Corsicana, and had the enviable record of not having missed a
Sunday. He belonged to the athletic club of the church school, and
was also a member of the high school athletic club.
The following letter was received by Mr. and Mrs. McRee from O. N.
Newburn and his wife of Barry, Texas, who had suffered an identical
loss, and who know how to sympathize with them. Their letter was a
great comfort to them, and may be to others who are bereft:
Barry, Tex., May 12, 1928.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie McRee,
Dear Friends: The sad news of the death of your precious boy has
just reached me. We have had a similar experience just eight years
ago tomorrow. We were making preparations for the return of our only
son who was away in college, and had received a letter that
preceding day that he would take his final examination the next day
and return home in just a few days and we had waited patiently for
the day to come, but on Thursday night about eight o’clock just as
we were preparing to go to prayer meeting, our telephone rang and
when I answered it, Mr. Mel King of Jacksonville informed me that my
son had been drowned.
Oh, what a shock! My God! It was like lightning out of a clear sky
for I had no idea that the message was serious, but our precious boy
had gone out on a picnic on a lake about four miles from town with a
crowd of youngsters and had gone in swimming and one young lady
decided to swim across the lake and asked my son to swim with her
but he declined and told her not to try it for he had swum across it
several times and that it was farther across than she might think
and he refused to go with her, but she started across alone and she
finally gave out and screamed for help and he swam to her rescue.
Just as he got to her she was going down the second time and she
grabbed him around his neck and took him to the bottom and when he
came to the top, he begged some one to come to his rescue for he
could not release her grip, but no one there could swim sufficiently
to go and they both went down to rise no more.
They drowned about six p. m. and they did not recover their bodies
until about nine that night and you may know our anxiety. Of course,
you know, but few can realize unless they have had our experience.
He was to return to us with in a few days, but instead he came in
his casket. Oh, how we sympathize with you dear ones for we know
just exactly how you feel.
Dear ones, let me beg you to look to God for he alone can help in
such a time. He has promised to help you and I know he will for he
You will miss your precious boy and you will listen for his
footsteps and his merry laughter, but the thing that will haunt you
worst will be the long silence for you will hear that sweet voice on
this earth no more, but thank God you will go some day to be with
him and then you will understand it all.
If you were to go out in your yard to gather a bouquet, you would
naturally pick for the prettiest flowers and can you blame God for
doing the same? God gave him to you about fourteen years ago and he
has blessed your home with his presence all those years and God saw
fit to call him home and he had a perfect right to take his own
I have looked all through the Bible for the word “accident” but
failed to find it and I have concluded after my research that there
are no accidents with God but he has a purpose in all things.
Dear ones, you will awake many times in the night and sleep will be
a stranger to you but remember when these dark clouds overhang and
you seem to be losing ground, go to God for help and ask him to make
you able to bear your burdens and He will do it.
May God bless you all in this dark hour and may you be able to say
as I can now say, Father, let thy will be done and not ours.
Oh dear friends, you have my sympathy in this dark hour and I am
praying for you each day until you can see through the dark cloud.
Don’t forget to ask God to help you for he is able and ready to make
you bear any burden that He may put on you.
May God bless you in this sad hour and may you remember that heaven
is now nearer and dearer to you than ever before for your precious
son is now awaiting as your guardian angel and will welcome your
Let me say again that I love you all and sympathize with you as but
few can for we have tasted the same cup that you are drinking of.
J. W. Bramblett
Funeral services for John William Bramlett, 63, who died with a
heart attack at Blooming Grove last Saturday, were held Sunday with
burial in the White
One brother Hick Bramlett of Houston, survives.
Bramlett was a frequent and well-known visitor in Corsicana, and
frequently made trips to other states—once pushing a wheel-barrow up
Pike's Peak and traveling to Florida on a scooter.
Margaret Ann (Wardlaw) Jones
Mar 22, 1850 - May 30, 1915
DIED NEAR BARRY.
Wife of Well Known Farmer Passed Away Saturday Night.
Mrs. Mattie Jones, wife of J. A. Jones, for many years a resident of
the Barry community, died at the family home near Barry Saturday
night after only a few hours illness, and the remains were interred
in the neighborhood cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Surviving the deceased are her husband and two children, Mrs. L. B.
Watson and Miss Pearl Jones. The deceased was the aunt of Messrs.
Wiley and Stanley Burdine of Corsicana, and they and their wives and
Mrs. Joe Barnes and daughter, Miss Lucy, attended the funeral from
Mrs. Fate Boyd Funeral Monday
Mrs. Mytie Sheppard Boyd, 83, widow of the late Fate Boyd of
Blooming Grove, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert
Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p. m. from the First Baptist
church in Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C.
Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, assisted by Rev. C. W.
Towns, pastor of the First Baptist church In Blooming Grove. Burial
was in the White Church
cemetery near. Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Boyd had made her home in Frost the past eight years.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. A. W. Herring, Corpus Christi;
Mrs. W. T. Freeman, Blooming Grove; Mrs. T. M. Dillard, Corpus
Christi; Mrs. Leona Locke, Stillwater, Okla.; and Mrs. Robert
Freeman, Frost; two sons, Bill Boyd, Lubbock. and Jim Boyd, Canyon;
21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren Her husband and three
children preceded her in death.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
Funeral Is Held for Blooming Grove Woman
CORSICANA, March 20 (Spl). Funeral services were held Monday at
Blooming Grove for Mrs. Myrtle Sheppard Boyd, 83, widow of Fate Boyd
of Blooming Grove, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Robert Freeman, at Frost.
Surviving are four other daughters, Mmes. A. W. Herring and T. M.
Billard of Corpus Christi, W. T. Freeman of Blooming Grove and Leona
Locke of Stillwater, Okla.; two sins, Bill of Lubbock and Jim Boyd
of Canyon, 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Thursday For Barry Resident Funeral services for Mrs. Letha
May Scoggins, 60, long-time resident of the Barry community, who
died at the home of her son Frank Gay, 1425 West Third avenue
Wednesday morning, were held from the Methodist church in Barry
Thursday afternoon, with interment in the
White Church cemetery.
Rev. W. V. Bane pastor of the Barry Methodist church, assisted by
Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here,
conducted the ceremony.
Surviving are one son, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jake Jones, four
step-sons, Ed Gay, Drane, Leard Gay, Barry, W. J. Scoggins,
Farmersvllle and John Scoggins, Ladonia; a brother, Mack Rogers,
Galveston; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Rogers, Corsicana and a number
of grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Claude Watson, Barry; Raymond Worsham, Barry; Joe
Watson, Alvin; Buck Varnell, Barry; George Watson, Barry; Eber
Rogers, Malakoff; Earl Rogers, Malakoff; Lloyd Rogers, Malakoff.
Sutherland-McCammon had charge of funeral arrangements.
FARMER FOUND DEAD IN HOME; VERDICT OF SELF DESTRUCTION
W. S. Burns, about 36, farm laborer on the E. H. Holditch farm north
of Cryer Creek, was found dead late Friday afternoon at his
residence, officers reported.
L. W. Varnell, Barry, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's
verdict of "death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted." The body was
taken to the McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Burns, who had resided at Cryer Creek only a few months, was found
lying across a bed at his home by R. E. Waldrop, a neighbor. B. V.
Hatley, deputy sheriff, who conducted an investigation, reported. He
had been last seen by Mr. Holditch late Thursday afternoon. He had
apparently been dead since early Friday morning, the officer
Burns’ wife and five small children were visiting Mrs. Burns’
father, Taylor Hawkins, who resides east of Bazette, the officers
were advised, leaving their home Thursday afternoon.
A .22 calibre rifle was found lying beside Burns on the bed where
his body was discovered, Hatley revealed.
DIED AT BARRY.
A. M. Grimmett, Highly Esteemed Citizen, Passes Away.
A. M. Grimmett, a highly esteemed farmer of the Barry community,
aged fifty-six years, died at his home on Wednesday night and the
remains were interred in the community cemetery yesterday.
His widow and nine children survive him.
WOMAN DIED HERE SATURDAY AT AGE NINETY-FIVE YEARS
Mrs. Myra Eliza. Clark, aged 95 years, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. T. E. Blissett, 811 East Ninth avenue, Saturday
afternoon at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of six months. The
funeral will held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Eleventh
Avenue Baptist church with burial in the
White's Church cemetery
near Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn,
pastor of the Eleventh Avenue church, Mrs. Clark was a native of
South Carolina and had resided in Navarro county for the past twenty
Surviving are a son, J. M. Clark Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs.
Blissett, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. E. Spain, Blooming Grove; and a
number of other relatives.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ella M. Estell Buried Wednesday
DAWSON, May 14.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Ella Margaret Estell, aged 64 years,
died at her home several miles south of Blooming Grove Tuesday
afternoon. Funeral rites were held at the
White Church cemetery
Wednesday afternoon. She had resided in the Blooming Grove community
all of her life.
Surviving are her husband and several sisters.
Wolfe and Dobson directed arrangements.
THOMAS J. FINCHER DIED DALLAS; RITES HERE ON FRIDAY
Thomas Jefferson Fincher died at Dallas Wednesday night and the body
has been brought here for funeral services and interment.
The services will be held from the North Side Baptist church Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff,
pastor, and Rev. Mr. Allen of Dallas. Interment will be in
White Church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Dallas; two sons, Richard Fincher, Los
Angeles, Calif.; John Fincher, Dallas; eight daughters, Mrs. W. I.
Wilson, Mrs. John Webster, Mrs. A. W. Green, Mrs. O. C.
Cook, Mrs. George Venable, all of Dallas; Mrs. Mattie Amnm, Los
Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. W. W. Green, Corsicana; Mrs. W. J. Ellington,
Fort Worth; two brothers, Jim Fincher, Ennis; Dave Fincher, Dallas;
two sisters, Mrs. W. K. Faulk, Dallas; Mrs. Mollie Faulk, Dallas,
and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.
Pulmotor Sent for This Evening, Clifford Frederick of Blooming
Grove, who was operated on at the hospital yesterday for an abscess
on the lungs following an attack of pneumonia, had a sinking spell
about 4:40 o'clock this afternoon and an alarm was sent in for the
pulmotor. The department responded promptly, and at press hour the
pulmotor is being used, but the patient is very low.
Little Boy Died Last Night.
Clifford Frederick, the two-and-a-half-year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Frederick of Blooming Grove, died at the P. and S. Hospital
late yesterday afternoon following an attack, of measles and
pneumonia, and the remains wore shipped to Blooming Grove this
morning. This is
the is the little boy for whom the pulmotor was sent for yesterday,
getting there in just two minutes after they left the fire station,
and this included a short halt at Sutherland's undertaking parlor
where the pulmotor in kept. This was too late, however, as the child
had passed away when the fire boys arrived with the pulmotor.
CHARLES GRIMMETT IS KILLED BY STROKE LIGHTNING THURSDAY
Funeral services for Charles Grimmett, aged 26 years, son of Mrs.
Nancy Grimmett of Barry,
who was struck by lightning and instantly killed Thursday afternoon
at Weldon, Texas, will he held at Barry some time Saturday where
interment will be made.
The body will be taken from Weldon to Barry late Friday by the
Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home which will have charge of the
Surviving are his mother, four brothers, Joe Grimmett, Hillsboro;
Ellis Grimmett, Corsicana; and Jim and Roy Grimmett, both of Barry;
and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lewis, Barry; Mrs. Lula Hoggs,
Grandview; Mrs. Annie Reagan, Roane; and Mrs. Ruth Aldin,
FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING CHARLES GRIMMETT
Funeral services for Charles Grimmett, aged 26 years, who was killed
by lightning at Weldon, Texas, Thursday afternoon, were held at
Barry Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. The body was taken to Barry
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Nancy Grimmett, Barry; four brothers,
Joe Grimmett, Hillsboro; Ellis Grimmett, Corsicana; Jim and Roy
Grimmett, both of Barry, and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Grandview;
Mrs. Annie Reagan, Roane, and Mrs. Ruth Aldin, California.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Grimmett lost an infant baby girl born Saturday and
died early Sunday morning and was buried at
Whites Church cemetery
Sunday afternoon, Rev. Walter Griffith conducted funeral.
Richard Hodges Was Buried in White Church Cemetery
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 17.— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Richard
Hodges, 65, native of Blooming Grove, who died in an Abilene
hospital Sunday after an extended illness, were held Thursday
afternoon from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel. Burial was in
the White Church
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the
Hodges moved to Hamlin in 1920.
Surviving are a son, three daughters, a brother and two sisters, a
nephew, T. M. George, Jr. resides in Corsicana.
Died in Hospital After Very Painful Illness.
Maborn, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. T. McEntire of the
Barry community, died at the P. & S. hospital last night at 2 a.m.,
after several days' painful illness of inflammation of the stomach
The remains were interred at the White Church cemetery near Blooming
Grove this afternoon at three o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. McEntire have
the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their bright little boy.
Mabron Coy McEntire was born Nov. 20, 1913;
died March 20, 1916. Little Mabron was sick 17 days; all was done
that loving hands could do. It is hard, O, so hard to give him up,
but we must submit to God's will. He said, suffer little children
to come unto me and and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom
of Heaven. So, dear father and mother, you must be submissive to
his will and then some time you will see him again where he will
suffer no more, where death cannot take him away. He was such an
intelligent child and everybody loved him, but the brightest flowers
are the first to be plucked. Mother and father, heaven should be
doubly beautiful now; live so that when your time comes you can see
little Mabron again over there where you will understand. Funeral
services were held at the White Church
cemetery by Bro. Lucas, pastor of the Blooming Grove Baptist
church, at 3 o’clock. Not ours but God's will be done.
The community was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Ira
Scoggins last Wednesday afternoon. The following children atteded
the funeral: W. J., Weldon, Russell Scoggins, sons, and two
daughters, Mrs. Mae Burton and Mrs. Ina Ellis, three grandchildren,
a son-in-law, and a daughter-in-law; two brothers, T. F. Scoggins
and wife of Dorchester, and J. M. Scoggins of Claude, Texas.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Walter Griffith and Rev Bruce Cox.
Interment in White
Church cemetery. The family has the sympathy of the entire
BLOOMING GROVE, June 2.—Nancy Katherine Brown, aged 70 years, died
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Phillip Archer, near Barry,
Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the White's Church
cemetery near Blooming Grove.
Died Near Drane.
Mrs. Lela Iola Stephens, wife of A. Q. Stephens, died at the family
home in the Drane community yesterday afternoon, and the remains
were interred in Blooming Grove today. The deceased was thirty-seven
years old and is survived by her husband and three children.
FROST, May 16—(Spl.)—George Daniel Watts, aged 65 years, died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Mitchell, Thursday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
First Baptist church at Blooming Grove with burial in the
White Church cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, Frost Baptist church
pastor, assisted by Rev. W. G. Griffiths of Blooming Grove.
A native of Tennessee, a son of the late Rev. J. A. Watts,
well-known Baptist minister, Mr. Watts came to Texas as a young man
and resided near Blooming Grove until a few years ago when he came
Surviving are six children, Mrs. Arietta McNeil, Homer and Cecil
Watts, all of Arizona; Mrs. Lucille Mitchell and Misses Mabel and
Helen Watts, all of Frost; step-mother, Mrs. Mary Watts, Corsicana
and a sister, Mrs. Ike Whitener, Frost.
McCormick's Funeral Service directed arrangements.
SAMUEL B. WELCH, AGED CORSICANAN, IS BURIED ON TUESDAY
Samuel B. Welch, aged 85 years.
911 North Twenty-fourth street.
died at an early hour Tuesday morning after a short illness. Funeral
rites were held from the Barry Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock with interment in the
White Church cemetery
near Blooming Grove. Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister, conducted
the services. Mr. Welch had resided in Navarro county for the past
50 years and in Corsicana 17 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Shivers, Corsicana; six
grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie
Cobb, Myrtle, Miss. Pallbearers were A. M. Freeman,
Ben Freeman. Walter Varnell, Henry Ragsdale, John Walton.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Jo Ann Bryant, age 69, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born June 17, 1942 in
Temple to Allan and Josephine Bryant.
Ms. Bryant was a teacher for many years with Collins
Catholic School, Corsicana ISD, Garland ISD and most
recently with Navarro College.
She was a volunteer with the Corsicana Public Library, the
Humane Society and was a member of the Colonial Dames and
the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet Jacobs and Lisa
Jacobs; an aunt, Kaki Davis; and cousins, Pam Burke, Cathy
Mandell and husband John, Melissa Haldeman and husband
Britton, Jess Dickinson and wife Janet, Leonard Dickinson
III, and Bonnie Karstedt and husband John; ex-husband Ray
Jacobs; the extended Jacobs family and many close friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will
follow at Post Oak Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Fred Jacobs, David Jacobs, Ray Jacobs,
Tracy Andrews, Gene Womack Jr. and Raphael Alderete, Jr.
The family requests memorials to Navarro County Genealogy
Society or Navarro County Humane Society.
(Ozzie) Wortham Harris. age 86, passed away peacefully on
Oct 24, 2011 in Austin. Texas. Dolores, called "Ozzie" by
friends and family was born on April 18, 1925 to Lynne
Albert Wortham and Ethel Roughton Wortham in Corsicana,
Texas. When her mother was pregnant with her, her father
jokingly referred to the unborn baby as "little Oswald". So,
when a baby girl was born and named Dolores by her mother,
her father stayed with Oswald and called her "Oz" or
"Ozzie". The nickname stuck and she always preferred her
nickname in lieu of the more formal Dolores.
Some of Ozzie's fondest childhood memories of growing up in
Corsicana include meeting Will Rogers and Tom Mix at the
Corsicana Daily Sun office. Her father was the editor and
owned the Corsicana Daily Sun until the mid-60's. Other fond
childhood memories include attending Camp Mystic during the
Ozzie graduated from Corsicana High School in May
Since she was barely 16 when she graduated, her parents sent
her to Ward Belmont, a girls' school in Nashville, Tenn. for
college. The girls were never allowed to leave the college
campus without a chaperone.
With the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, her
parents wanted her closer to Corsicana. So, she transferred
to Texas State College for Women (now Texas Women's
University) in Denton. She graduated in 1945 with a
Journalism degree. After graduation, she worked for a radio
station in Dallas.
On Feb. 15, 1947, Ozzie married fellow Corsicana native, Ed
Harris. They moved to Austin in 1959 with their two
daughters, Hollie and Lynne.
Ozzie adapted quickly to life in Austin. She volunteered as
homeroom mother, Brownie leader and at Seton Hospital.
Hobbies included painting, needlepoint, knitting, gardening
and cooking. Also, she loved to play bridge with her
friends. Driving her young daughters from activity to
activity, Ozzie said she “felt like a Roadrunner". Thus, her
lifelong collection of Roadrunner art started.
Between 1968 and 1971, Ozzie faced her most trying times.
Her beloved father and husband died within 14 months of each
other. A year later, she had a brain tumor removed. Ten
years later, the 1981 Memorial Day flood damaged her home
extensively. He great strength of character, close friends,
family and God helped her through her darkest hours.
In later years, she worked part-time at her daughters'
resale clothing store, Just Between Us. For 20 years, Ozzie
did the secretarial work at Just Between Us. She loved being
with her daughters and helping them out.
Ozzie had a great sense of humor. She was a strong, witty,
independent, free-thinking woman. Ozzie was an avid
newspaper reader and was always clipping articles for her
friends. Ozzie was always proud to be called a "yellow-dog
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynne and Ethel
Wortham, her husband, Ed Harris, and her first cousin, Carey
Ozzie is survived by daughter Lynne and her husband Randy
Reneau and daughter Hollie and her husband Spencer Gordon.
Granddaughters include Aimee and husband Alex Tafreshi,
Lacey Reneau, Whitney Lemond and Hayly Lemond. Great
grand-children include Adair and Brooks.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27,
2011 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar,
Graveside services will be in Corsicana at
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 1 p.m.
The family would like to thank the staff at Christopher
House, the Med Team and Heartland for their kind care of our
mother. Also, special thanks to her close friend Milton for
always being there for her.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice
Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite 100, Austin, TX
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar
Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 452-8811.
Luanne Knight, 52, of Corsicana passed away October 26,
2011. She was born July 22, 1959 in Lampasas to Zack and
Bobbie Knight. She graduated from The University of Mary
Hardin Baylor. She taught special ed for 13 years at
Blooming Grove I.S.D. She loved her dog and animals.
She is survived by her daughters, Crystal Knight of Waco and
Bethany Knight of Corsicana; parents, Zack and Bobbie Knight
of Harker Heights; brother, Zack Knight Jr. of Corpus
Christie and nephew Dylan Knight of Corpus Christie.
Memorial may be made to Navarro County Humane Society.
Visitation will be Friday, October 28th from 9-5pm at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Ortega, 54, of Corsicana passed away Oct. 24, 2011. He was
born Oct. 17, 1957 in Corsicana to Roy and Juanita Ortega.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Ortega; niece
Modesta and nephew Jon.
He is survived by his children, Steven Ortega and wife Holly
Marie of Arlington, Roy Lynn Ortega of Arlington, Michael
LaRoy Ortega of Corsicana and stepson Dennis Boatright of
Corsicana; father, Roy Ortega of Corsicana; siblings,
Modesta Sanchez of Corsicana, Nick and Sylvia Gonzales of
Corsicana and Rita and Mike Bowman of Oklahoma City; two
step grandchildren; ex-wife, Lola Mathis; Rianna Boatright
and Riley Boatright and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Griffin-Roughton
Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church.
Pallbearers will be Michael Ortega, Roy Lynn Ortega, Dennis
Boatright, David Sanchez, Nick Gonzales and Manuel Sanchez.
Honorary pallbearers are Cris Gonzales and Elvis Anderson.
Clifford Carroll Breeding, 97, passed away peacefully at his home
Oct. 26, 2011 in Dallas.
Clifford was born April 18, 1914 to J. L. and Sarah Hutchins Breeding
in Cold Springs, Kiowa County, Okla. He graduated from Kerens High
School May 19,
1931. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from San
Marcos State University. Clifford started his life long career in
education teaching in the school in Rural Shade. He taught and
coached in Dickinson, Texas and he also taught and coachedin the
Pflugerville schools where he coached the football team to an
undefeated season in 1939. In 2005, he was honored by the five
remaining players from that team at the halftime Homecoming
ceremonies. He taught Math and was the Junior High principal in
Kerens for several years. He then moved to Dallas where he was
principal for several different schools. He retired there after a
long career as an educator.
Clifford served in the Coast Guard in the Aleutian Islands.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Hartley Breeding
and his second wife, Mundy Breeding.
He is survived by his son Clifford C. Breeding Jr. and his wife
Blanca and grandchildren Julliette and Clif, all of Dallas. He is
also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of
ex-students and friends.
Clifford was a Christian man who lived his religion as a moral and
upstanding man who influenced countless students and family over the
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2011 at the
Jeter and Son Funeral Home in Dallas.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. in Kerens at the
Cemetery by Bro. Wes Johnson.
COUNTY 82 YEARS IS
BURIED AT EMHOUSE
John Wesley Sharpley, aged 84
years, resident of Navarro county
since he was two years old, died
at his home at Emhouse Wednesday
evening at 6:20 o'clock. The
funeral services were held from
the Emhouse school building
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock
with interment in the Pattison
cemetery. The rites were conducted
by Revs. Lawrence Shivers and
Roy Ward, both of Tehuacana.
Mr. Sharpley, known to his
friends and acquaintances as
"Uncle Jack" was born in Alabama.
He came to Texas with his parents
when two years of age. He was
residing in Corsicana when the
Civil War broke out in 1861 and
moved to the Emhouse community
in 1880 where he has made his home
since that time.
Surviving are his wife, four
sons, S. S. Sharpley, Emhouse;
Marshall Sharpley, Beaumont;
John Sharpley, Houston, and Will
Sharpley, Corsicana; four daughters,
Mrs. Pearl Bennett, Houston;
Mrs. W. L. Pinson, Ennis; Mrs.
L, H. Elrod, Godley, and Mrs.
Carl Simpson, Tyler; a step-daughter,
Mrs. G. R. O'Neal, Emhouse;
35 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home directed
Dies At Houston
Sam S. Sharpley, 81, long-time
Emhouse resident, retired farmer,
died in Houston Wednesday. He
had been in Houston several weeks.
Funeral services will be held
from the Corley Chapel Friday at
10 a. m. with burial in the Pattison
The rites will be conducted by
Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor of the Central
Methodist church, and Rev.
H. C. Starkey, pastor of Memorial
Surviving are a son, Newel
Sharpley, Corsicana; a daughter,
Mrs. Lena Robinson, Houston;
three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren,
four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bennett, Midlothian; Mrs.
Rena Pinson, Ennls; Mrs. Maggie
Elrod, Cleburne, and Mrs. Carl
Simpson, Tyler; two brothers, Johnny
Sharpley, Houston and J. W.
Sharpley, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Earl Brown,
Albert Tinkle, Jack Hill, Dick Dickson,
M. B. Collins, and Swint Huling.
Mrs. Mollie Thornton, aged 98
years, died in Waco Saturday
Funeral services were held
Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the
First Baptist church in Emhouse
with burial in the Pattison
cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Ben Mosley.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs.
Thornton resided in the Emhouse community for many
years before moving to Hubbard
and later to Waco.
Surviving are five sons, O. T.
Thornton, Houston; M. G.
Thornton, Troup; E. D. Thornton,
Hillsboro; H. D. Thornton,
Hubbard, and G. C. Thornton,
Corpus Christi; 11 grandchildren;
22 great-grandchildren, two
sisters, Mrs. P. H. White,
Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ruth
Stephens, Waco, and other relatives.
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.
Mrs. W. J. Turner, who lives near
Emhouse, was so badly burned Saturday afternoon that she died last
night at 7 o'clock and her remains
were laid to rest this afternoon in
cemetery. While rendering
lard her dress caught fire and before
aid could reach her she was so badly
burned that death was inevitable.
Mrs. Turner was a member of a prominent family of that section of the
county and had hosts of friends who
deeply regret her untimely taking
HELD SATURDAY FOR
JESSIE C. WILCOX
Funeral services for Jesse Clayborn Wilcox, age 71 years, who
died at his home at Emhouse Friday
night, were held Saturday afternoon
at 4 o'clock from the
Methodist church at Emhouse.
Rev. Vernon White conducted the
rites. Burial was in Pattison
Surviving are his wife, Emhouse;
four sons, Virgil, Jodie, and
Alvie Wilcox, all of Mildred; Curtis
Wilcox, Corsicana; three daughters,
Mrs. Joe Anderson, Port
Neches; Mrs. W. R. Loggins,
Roanoke, La.; Mrs. C. F. Smith,
Ennis, several grandchildren, and
Corley's Funeral Home directed
Died At Emhouse.
Mrs. Susan A. Worsham, aged 77.
years, died at Emhouse Saturday at
the home of her son, Dr. Worsham,
with whom she made her home, and
interment took place in the Pattison
cemetery Sunday, with Revs. Hendrickson,
Shivers, Boyd and Nunn
officiating. Besides her son, Dr. Worsham,
the deceased is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. M. E. Townley, of Murchison.
Died At Emhouse. Mrs. Susan A. Worsham, aged 77. years, died at
Emhouse Saturday at the home of her son, Dr. Worsham, with whom she
made her home, and interment took place in the Pattison
Sunday, with Revs. Hendrickson, Shivers, Boyd and Nunn officiating.
Besides her son, Dr. Worsham, The deceased is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. M. E. Townley, of Murchison.
Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Mrs. G.T.
Vyers, 80, resident of Emhouse,
who died Sunday in Memorial
Rev. Nathan Daniels and
Rev. Harold Burns will officiate,
and burial will be at
She was a native of London,
Ky., lived in Emhouse 60 years,
and was a member of the
Emhouse Baptist Church.
Survivors include her
husband of Emhouse, three
sons, Willie Vyers of Emhouse,
Tommy Vyers and Rev. Glynn
Vyers both of Ennis; a
daughter, Mrs. Alyne Harris of
Dallas; 16 grandchildren, 19
brothers, Hobe Elliott of Dallas,
Jim Elliott of Mesquite, Frank
Elliott of Weatherford, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Brown of
Emhouse and Mrs. Bessie
Fincher of Dallas.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
DIED IN HOSPITAL
Mrs. Madrid Kelly, aged 22 years,
wife of J. L. Kelly of Emhouse,
died at the Navarro County Hospital
at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning
and the remains were interred
in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse
Wednesday afternoon at 4
o'clock. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. Clay D. Rush.
Surviving are her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gillespie of Houston.
FUNERAL OF BABY
HELD THURSDAY AT
Doris Ann McCrory, one-month-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
O. McCrory of the Dresden community
died at the family residence
Wednesday afternoon and
the funeral was held at the First
Methodist church at Emhouse
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment was in Pattison cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, a
brother, John McCrory, and
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L.
McCrory and Mr. and Mrs. J.
The funeral was directed by the
EMHOUSE BOY DIED
John McCrory, Jr., aged 7 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McCrory of Emhouse, died Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the Baptist church in Emhouse
with burial in the Pattison cemetery.
The rites were conducted
by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.
Surviving are the parents, a
brother, Oscar Glenn McCrory, all
of Emhouse; grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. McCrory, Emhouse,
and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hill.
Home directed the arrangements.
W. E. McGaughey
Funeral services were
scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday
at the Corley Funeral Chapel
for Wood E. McGaughey, 62, of
Emhouse. He died Saturday in
Memorial Hospital. The Rev.
Simon David Hayes was to
officiate and burial was to be in
He was a native of Huntington,
and had lived in Emhouse since 1971.
He was employed by Bell Helicopter,
and was a member of Masonic
Lodge No. 254 in Huntington.
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Eleanore Pattison
McGaughey; one sister, Mrs.
Zula Hayes of Huntington; and
a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews were to be pallbearers.
Is Found Dead
George W. McManus, 74, was
found dead at his residence on East
First avenue near the Southern
Pacific Lines underpass at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He apparently had
been dead several hours.
"Death from natural causes" was
the Coroner's verdict returned by
Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of
the peace, following an inquest.
McManus, Judge Sheppard said,
apparently was taken ill during the
night. His feet were off the bed,
indicating he had taken medicine
as a bottle of medicine was on a
chair near the bed and a flashlight
The aged man lived alone,
Funeral services will be held at
4 p. m. Monday from the Corley
Chapel. Burial will be in the
Pattison cemetery at Emhouse.
The rites will be conducted by
Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.
Native of Georgia, McManus had
made his home in Navarro county
A number of nieces and nephews
Pallbearers will be J. B. Hanna,
James Wilbey, L. B. Wheat, W. S.
Slate, Carlton McManus and Albert
Former Resident Rites Thursday Mrs. Ella Nelson, 71, former
Emhouse and Corsicana resident, 1200 Stella street, Fort Worth. died
Tuesday night in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be held at the
Pattison cemetery at Emhouse sometime Thursday. The time had not
been set early Wednesday afternoon pending the arrival of her son.
Surviving are a son, Elmer Nelson, California; two grandchildren; a
sister, Mrs. Katherine Brooks, Fort Worth, and other relatives
including; a niece, Mrs. W. E. Stewart of Emhouse.
Mrs. Ella Nelson
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella
Nelson, 71, former Emhouse and
Corsicana resident, who died in
Fort Worth Tuesday, will be held
at the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse
Friday at 2 p.m.
Surviving are a son, Elmer Nelson,
California; two grandchildren;
a sister, Mrs. Katherine
Brooks, Fort Worth, and other
Corley will direct.
Stricken With Paralysis.
Dr. Worsham, who was here this afternoon
from Emhouse, reports that J.
H. Lockhart was stricken with paralysis
in the left side while on the streets
at Emhouse today and is in a critical
Mr. John Lockhart was stricken
with paralysis Thursday at his store
in Emhouse and died Friday morning
and his remains were laid to rest in
the Pattison cemetery Friday evening
at four o'clock. He leaves a wife
and three children, one son and a
daughter, and one step-son, and a host
of relatives and friends to mourn his
Stricken With Paralysis. Dr. Worsham, who was here this afternoon
from Emhouse, reports that J. H. Lockhart was stricken with
paralysis in the left side while on the streets at Emhouse today and
is in a critical condition. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June
21, 1917 Emhouse News. Mr. John Lockhart was stricken with paralysis
Thursday at his store in Emhouse and died Friday morning and his
remains were laid to rest in the Patterson cemetery Friday evening
at four o'clock. He leaves a wife and three children, one son and a
daughter, and one step-son, and a host of relatives and friends to
mourn his loss. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 2, 1917 Died
at Emhouse. J. H. Lockhart, an old citizen of the county, who was
stricken with paralysis while on the streets of Emhouse yesterday
died at his home there this morning at 6 o’clock and the remains
were interred in the Patterson cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock.
The deceased was 65 years of age and is survived by his widow and
two grown children, Mrs. Boyd Smotherman and Bud Lockhart, both of
MRS. PEARL WATSON
OF BARRY DIED LATE
Mrs. Pearl Watson, aged 51
years, wife of W. M. Watson of
the Barry community, died Wednesday
night at 11 o'clock.
Funeral arrangements are being
held up pending the arrival of a
daughter who resides in California.
It is expected the rites will be held Sunday.
Surviving are her husband, four
children, Mrs. J. F. Hodge, Oklahoma;
Mrs. Arthur Egg, California;
Leroy Watson. Barry; and
Robert Watson, California; one
grandchild, father. Alfred Farmer,
Oklahoma; six brothers. Bert,
Winston, Norman, Roy, Vernon
and Alma Farmer, all of Oklahoma; and two sisters. Mrs.
Velma Bagwell and Mrs. Eva May
Dowdy, both of Oklahoma, and
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WATSON SUNDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Watson, aged 41 years, wife of W. M.
Watson, who died at the family home in the Barry community Wednesday
night at 11 o'clock will be held from the residence of Miss Ouida
Watson, 1430 West Fifth avenue, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock with
burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev.
Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.
Surviving are her husband, four, children, Mrs. J. F. Hodge,
Oklahoma; Mrs. Arthur Egg, California; Leroy Watson, Barry; and
Robert Watson, California; one grandchild, father, Alfred Farmer,
Oklahoma; six brothers, Bert, Winston, Norman, Roy, Vernon, and Alma
Farmer and two sisters, Mrs. Velma Hagwell and Mrs. Eva May Dowdy,
all of Oklahoma.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl
Watson, 51, wife of W. M. Watson,
Barry, who died Wednesday night,
were held from the residence of Miss
Quida Watson, 1430 West Fifth
avenue, Sunday morning at 10:30
o’clock, the burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev.
Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First
Surviving are her husband, four
children, Mrs. J. F. Hodge,
Oklahoma; Mrs. Arthur Egg,
California; Leroy Watson, Barry, and
Robert Watson, California; father,
Alfred Farmer, Oklahoma; a
grandchild; six brothers, Bert,
Winston, Norman, Roy, Vernon and
Alma Farmer and two sisters, Mrs.
Velma Bagwell and Mrs. Eva May
Dowdy, all of Oklahoma; and other
Pallbearers were H. O. Varnell, John
Bourland, Oscar Woodruff, Ben
Freeman, Bob McCarthy and J. W.
Mrs. Isabelle Melton rendered
The funeral was directed by the
Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pararre Lockhart, aged 69,
died at the home of her son, Ira
Steen yesterday, and the remains
were interred in the
Patterson Cemetery this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Besides the son named the deceased is
survived by two other children, G. A.
Lockhart and Mrs. Reba Smotherman.
Mrs. Eva Farmer, wife of Bert Farmer, residing at Emhouse was so
badly burned Thursday afternoon that she died Friday afternoon. She
leaves a husband and three children.
Her remains were interred in the
Patterson Cemetery Saturday
afternoon. The entire community sympathize with the husband and
children in their bereavement.
Corsicana Democrat and Truth - Thursday, April 25, 1912 page 1
A. E. Pate, 57, was found dead
at his home seven miles north of
Corsicana, between Emhouse and
Rice, at 3 o'clock Monday morning
and a coroner's verdict of
"death by gunshot wounds, self-inflicted" was returned by Justice
of the Peace W. T. McFadden after
viewing the body. Deputy Sheriff Jack Floyd and Judge McFadden answered the call.
It was reported that Pate was
found at his smokehouse with a
shotgun wound in the head, and
a gun lying nearby.
The funeral will be held from
the Methodist Protestant church
at Emhouse Tuesday afternoon at
5 o'clock with interment in the
Surviving are four children, P.
H. Pate, Emhouse: Veda Mae
Pate, Emhouse: Glenn Pate, Emhouse; Mrs. Charles Barlow. Emhouse;
two brothers. John Hilliard,
Corsicana, and Ollie Hilliard,
Dallas; two sisters, Mrs.
Lola Burton,: Emhouse. and Mrs.
Jessie Logan, Dallas: mother, Mrs.
Mary Hilliard; Emhouse, and other
The funeral will be directed by
the Corley Funeral Home.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. E. PATE BE HELD LATE TUESDAY
Funeral services for A. E. Pate , 57, farmer, residing between
Emhouse and Rice, who died early Monday morning, will be held
Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church
with interment in the
Surviving are four children, P. H. Pate, Veda Mae Pate, Glen Pate
and Mrs. Charles Barlow, all of Emhouse; mother, Mrs. Mary Hilliard,
Emhouse; two brothers, John Hilliard, Emhouse, and Ollie Hilliard,
Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Burton, Emhouse, and Mrs. Jessie
Logan, Dallas, and other relatives.
The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Elva Jane Hilliard,
aged 88 years, of Emhouse, died
at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at 12:10 o'clock Thursday morning. She was a native of Mississippi,
but had resided in the Emhouse
community for many years.
Funeral services will be held
from the Corley Funeral chapel
Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Burial will be in the
Patterson Cemetery. The rites will be conducted
by Rev. Mr. Brown, pastor
of the Methodist churches at Emhouse
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. C E. Burton, Emhouse, and
Mrs. C. M. Logan, Dallas; two
sons, John Hilliard, Fort Worth,
and Ollie Hilliard, Dallas; a sister,
Mrs. Lou Haskins, Wortham; a
brother, Jasper Odom, Blackwell,
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary
Elva Jane Hilliard, aged 88 years,
who died at the Corsicana Hospital
and Clinic Thursday morning, were
held Friday morning at 10:30
o'clock from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in the Patterson
at Emhouse. The rites were
conducted by Rev. R. W. Brown,
pastor of the Emhouse Methodist
A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Hilliard
had resided in the Emhouse
community for many years.
Surviving are two daughters.
Mrs. C. E. Burton, Emhouse, and
Mrs. C. M. Logan, Dallas; two sons,
John Hilliard, Fort Worth, and Ollie Hilliard, Dallas; a sister, Mrs.
Lou Haskins, Wortham; a brother.
Jasper Odom, Blackwell, and other
Pallbearers were Frank Seely,
Swint Huling, Thad Beard, A. C.
Richards, A. C. Gray and Jim Bob
B. C. PATTISON DIED
AT EMHOUSE; FUNERAL
WAS HELD SATURDAY
Funeral services for B. C. Pattison, 66, who died at his home at
Emhouse Friday, were held from the Emhouse Baptist church Saturday
afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with Revs. L. B. Jenkins and Jack Goff
conducting rites. Burial was in
Surviving are his wife, Emhouse; a son, Coy Pattison, Beaumont; two
daughters, Mrs. S. H. Allen, Beaumont; Miss Eleanor Pattison,
Emhouse; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Tinkle, Emhouse; Mrs. Frank Blair,
Chatfield; Mrs. Drew Bennett, Austin; Mrs. Andy Ray, Palmer; two
grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were A. C. Richards, B. Ray, J. B. Collins, C. B.
Turner, Frank Seely, Charlie McNeil, John Pattison and Frank D.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Special to the Sun.
Emhouse, Texas, Nov. 24. —The
death Angel entered the home of
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. O’Neal Friday
morning, November 18, at 2:30
o'clock and took from them their
baby boy. He had been the light
and joy of their home for only seven
short months. He had been ill
nearly two weeks when he suddenly
became seriously stricken. Funeral
services were held Friday afternoon
at two-thirty o'clock at the
Methodist Protestant Church, conducted
by Rev. M. Lamb, pastor of
the church. Burial took place in
the Patterson Cemetery. A host of
loving and griefstricken relatives
and friends following little John
Thomas to his last resting place.
LITTLE GIRL DIED
AT EMHOUSE EARLY
Special to the Sun.
Emhouse, Texas. May 31.—Willie Mae Tinkle, aged 10 years,
daughter of A. J. Tinkle of this
city died at 1 o'clock Tuesday
morning at the home of her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. N. Tinkle,
of this city. Funeral services were
held at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon
at the Methodist Episcopal
church with Rev. Van P. Morrison,
pastor, conducting the services.
Burial was in Patterson
Willie Mae is survived by her
father, three sisters and one
Deaths Near Emhouse.
Mrs. N. C. Smyrl, aged 84 years,
died at the home of her son, J. E.
Smyrl, Saturday and the remains were
interred in the Patterson
yesterday afternoon. The deceased
had lived in this county many years.
and is survived by four children, J. E.
and C. A. Smyrl, Emhouse, T. C,
Smyrl, Poynor, and Mrs. lone Shumwny of California.
Died at Emhouse.
Mrs. Ivey Perry, daughter of Nathan
Tinkle, died at the home of her
parents near Emhouse today after a
week's illness, and the remains were
interred in the Patterson
there today. Mrs. Perry was twenty
years of age and leaves a little boy
who is now very sick.
Allyn Swart, 51, of Corsicana passed away Oct. 31, 2011. He
was born Sept. 21, 1960 in California to Norman and Artis
He is preceded in death by his mother, Artis Johnston and
brother, Stevie Swart.
He is survived by his wife Robbie Swart of Corsicana;
parents, Norman and Alice Swart of California; children,
Lindsey Swart of Abilene, Aaron Montgomery and wife Leann of
Corsicana, Tiffany Montgomery of Corsicana and Chelsea
Montgomery of Corsicana; brothers, Stan Swart and wife
Adrienne of California and Dan Swart and wife Elaine of
California;brother-in-law, Mike McCarter; sister-in-laws,
Mary Cook and husband Bobby and Marcy Ayala and husband Roy;
six grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and chili
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Ruth Kelley Morris, age 94, passed away Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011
at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born to Minnie
and Daniel C. Kelley in Waxahachie on Aug. 13, 1917.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and
She is survived by her sons, Jerry L. Morris and wife Judy
of Corsicana and Bruce Morris and wife, Kaye Butler of San
Marcos; grandchildren, Amy Ruggles and husband Mark of
Carrollton, Christopher Morris of Lewisville, and Kelley
Morris of Edna, and grand-nephew, Andrew Dorer of San
Marcos. Ruth is also survived by triplet great
grandchildren, Phillip, Benjamin, and Sophia Ruggles of
Carrollton. She is also survived by her sister, Christine
Burns of Waxahachie.
As a life-long member of First United Methodist Church in
Corsicana, Ruth served as Director of Education until her
retirement. In her 33 years at the church, Ruth served so
many, so much, so often with unconditional love. A very
thoughtful and caring woman, she devoted her time to the
youth programs of the church. She was known for her
incredible cooking skills and ability to prepare for all
groups large or small. Ruth loved her Lord, her family and
her friends which are too numerous to count. Ruth gave her
all to everyone.
Visitation with the family will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 4, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Services for Mrs. Morris will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 5, 2011 at First Methodist Church in Corsicana with the
Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist
Church at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110
(Wilhoit) Harper, 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother,
great grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Monday, Oct.
31, 2011 after battling complications following surgery to
repair liver bile duct function. Born to C.W. and Carmie
Wilhoit, Feb. 15, 1936, she was the second youngest of seven
to James Wilhoit, Gary Wilhoit, Geraldine Gressett, Laverne
Luig, Marlene Scarbrough (deceased), and Frances Zurbriggen.
Faye attended twelve grades of school in Archer City, Texas,
graduating valedictorian in 1954.
She was a homemaker, fabulous cook and loving caregiver to
family and friends near and far. Always aware and seeking
opportunities to serve, Faye never met a stranger and loved
all children as if they were hers. She was a special
caregiver to many dear elderly friends. Her Christian
influence touched many.
Faye will be missed by husband Bob of 57 years, children:
Robert Harper and wife, Pat; Gary Harper and wife, Grace;
Liz Cole and husband, David, and Laura Harper. She lived to
enjoy her children but thrived in the joy of her
grandchildren: Trey Harper, Lea Ellen Warden and husband,
Curtis; Audra Harper, Corey Harper and Jessica Harper,
Andrew Cole and Caroline Cole; great grandchildren: Logan
Harper, Caylea, Carmie, Cooper and Warden. She is survived
by five siblings and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
How can one pen with words the blessings of having known
her? She was energetic, frugal, a fix all, seamstress,
gardener, counselor, mentor, referee, and always ready to
console. She never missed an opportunity to feed you. While
sitting at her table, more than food was received. We have
been blessed beyond measure to have her in our lives.
Per her request, a short celebration memorial service will
be held Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. at North Beaton
Church of Christ, 2725 North Beaton Street, immediately
followed by cookies and punch visitation.
Memorials may be made to Arms of Hope, 21300 Hwy 16 N.,
Medina, TX 78055.
William Middleton Baker passed from this earth on Tuesday, Nov. 1,
2011 at his home in Richardson. He was a member of the Arapaho
United Methodist Church in Richardson since 1975, and an active
participant in the annual Parking Lot and Harvest Sale, the Pumpkin
Patch, and any other capacity he was asked to serve.
He was raised in his grandfather's home in Tinkle Bottom, Emhouse,
Texas, and attended school in Emhouse. Baker served as a United
States Marine from 1942 to 1946. In August 1946 he returned to
Emhouse and found work in Corsicana at the Navarro Hotel, J.M. Dyer
Co., Sherwin Williams, the State National Bank, and finally in
November 1948, was employed as an accountant with Texas Power &
Light Co., in Corsicana, Killeen, Waco, Commerce, Richardson and
Garland, Texas and retired on April 1, 1985.
Baker spent his retirement years woodworking and researching the
Hopkins-Gill family genealogy.
Born Nov. 30, 1922 in Emhouse, Baker is preceded in death by his
wife of 62 years, Mary Baker; mother, Hattie Lou Ella Hopkins Baker;
father, John Alfred Baker; sisters Bertha Barlow, Bessie Fulton,
Lula Mae Smith, Anna Pearl Brown; brothers S.A. Baker, Joe Baker,
Thurman Baker; and son-in-law Jerry Baldree.
He is survived by his brother Jerry Baker of Irving; sister-in-law
Mrs. R.T. (Mary) Baker of Corsicana; children Billy Baker and wife
Athena of Wylie and Gayle Baldree of Plano; grandchildren Brad
Baker, Ryan Baker and wife Elise, Logan Baldree, Brianne Baldree.
A visitation with friends and family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Sparkman Funeral Home in Richardson.
Funeral Service for Mr. B
aker will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov.
4, 2011 at Sparkman Funeral Home's chapel. Burial to follow in
Melton "Bud" Eljuan Ewing passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 31,
2011 at his residence in Kerens. Bud was born March 3, 1944 in
Blooming Grove to Lewis and Louetta Ewing of Dresden.
He is preceded in death by his parents and by his only brother,
Verlan Lewis Ewing.
He is survived by a sister-in-law Anita Ewing of Dresden; nieces
Amanda Green, Kimberly Lemmert and Valerie Andrews; nephew Ben
Ewing; two great nieces and six great nephews.
Bud was a simple man who took pleasure in simple things. He loved to
be outdoors, to "go get a Coke," and to go to his job each day while
he was able. We are comforted by the knowledge that he finally walks
free and at peace with our Savior; and we are blessed to have had
him in our lives, especially these last few months. We would like to
thank the staff of Kerens Care Center for their kind and patient
care of our brother-in-law and uncle in his last months.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at
Dresden Cemetery at 11
a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Arrangements made by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Hubert Lanier “H.L.” Massey went to be with the Lord on
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 in Lubbock. He was born May 10,
1921 to John and Laura Massey of Streetman.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air
Corps. He later enjoyed a successful career in sales. He
married Margie Hill on Aug. 31, 1987 in Lubbock. He was a
member of Temple Baptist Church in Lubbock. During his
retirement, he volunteered for the Veterans Administration,
transporting veterans to facilities for treatment. He was
also a member of D.A.V., American Legion, and the Odd
Mr. Massey's greatest joy was visiting with his family and
friends. He will be remembered for his good nature and
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary
He is survived by his wife Margie; stepdaughter, Faye
Lieder; grandchildren, Kim Abramson and Billy Lieder, all of
New Orleans, La.; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mable
Anderson of Canyon, Texas and Freddie Finley of Corsicana;
brothers, Roy Massey of Corpus Christi, Johnny B. Massey of
Wortham, Harold Massey of Fairfield; and many nieces and
Viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
at Corley Lakeside Chapel at 123 Main St., Streetman.
Visitation with the family will be 9 to 10 a.m., Friday,
Nov. 4, 2011 at Corley Lakeside Chapel followed by Graveside
Services at 10:30 a.m. at
St. Elmo Cemetery, St. Elmo,
Massey Anderson, better known as “D,” finished her full life
on earth Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. She was born on July 13,
1925 to John and Letha Massey in Winkler, Texas.
She lived in Spur, Texas with her beloved Aunt Jenny and
Uncle Steve when she graduated from high school. D married
the love of her life, Garth T. Anderson in May of 1948. He
preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage. D
completed an LVN course at Amarillo College. She was one of
the first nurses to work when the Elizabeth Jane Bivins home
became a nursing home. She was also one of the first hospice
nurses at the then St. Anthony's Hospice. She loved being a
nurse but gave it up to devote time to her granddaughters.
D was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Beth, her
parents, a sister, Mary, of Corsicana, and a brother, H.L.
Massey of Lubbock.
D is survived by a daughter, Jane Anderson King and husband
Joe, of Canyon; three granddaugthers, Kristin L. Gerber and
husband Carson, Kyla L. King, and Kayla L. Canales and
husband, Morgan; she delighted in her first great
granddaughter, Deandra Canales; she has one loving sister,
Freddie Finley, of Corsicana; two brothers, Harold and
Johnny Massey, of Fairfield, and R. E. Massey of Corpus
Christi; and a whole host of “damn Kings” as she lovingly
referred to her son-in-law's extended family; and her
faithful dog, “Lady.”
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at First
United Methodist Church of Canyon with Rev. Kevin Deckard,
associate pastor of Polk Street United Methodist Church of
Amarillo and Rick Enns, pastor of First United Methodist
Church of Canyon officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4,
2011 at Birdston
Cemetery in Streetman. Local arrangements by Corley
Funeral Home in Corsicana.
The family suggests memorials to Baptist St. Anthony's
Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79176, or to the
Building Fund at First United Methodist Church, 1818 Fourth
Ave., Canyon Texas 79015.
Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.