Mrs. Abbie Freeman, aged 49 wife of W. T. Freeman, passed away at
her home in Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon after several weeks
Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church Monday
afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. Chas. E. Gipson in charge.
Interment was in Rose Hill
Mrs. Freeman is survived by her husband, two sons, Robert and Bruce
Freeman, three daughters, Nellie Fern, Wilma and Bobbie all of
Blooming Grove; her mother, Mrs. J. W. Carroll of Waco; and several
brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers were: J. J. Gillen, J. P. Avery, Mose Armstrong, Jack
Gillen, Jim Glenn and E. J. Glenn.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank each and everyone of our friends for their kindness
and sympathy in our bereavement of our darling wife and mother. May
God bless each and everyone.
J. T. Truelove, aged 76, pioneer resident of this section, died
Monday morning at 4 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the
Christian Church with Rev. D. P Cagle of Frost and Rev. Crouch of
Grand Prarie [sic] in charge. Burial followed in
Rose Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Will Reid, J. A. King, Joe George, Ivy
Doyle Fulton. Earl Hammonds and Cecil Meador.
Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.
Mr. Truelove was a native of Tennessee. coming to Texas in early
youth. In 1890 he and Miss Mattie Thomason were united in marriage.
The deceased was a long-time member of the Christian church and for
years took an active interest in the betterment of the welfare of
the farmers of Texas. John Truelove filled a place in the daily
affairs of his fellow man that was helpful and he will be sorely
missed by many.
Surviving the deceased are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Truelove, six
children, Mrs. J. V. Cox, Mexia; W. O. Truelove, Ft. Lynn, Colo.;
Tommy Truelove, Mexia; Mrs. Jack Armstrong, Ray and Nim Truelove,
all of Blooming Grove; one brother, R. V. Truelove of Wichita Falls,
and a half-sister Mrs. Jess Crouch of Grand Prairie and several
The Times extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends and faithful Dr. Kelsey for the
acts of kindness performed during the illness and death of our
beloved husband and father. May God's richest blessings rest upon
each of you.
Mrs. J. T. Truelove, and children
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Thomason
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. York
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Crouch
PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY CITIZEN DIED MONDAY
John T. Truelove of Blooming Grove, Texas died last Monday. Mr.
Truelove was a resident of Blooming Grove for fifty six years and
was a prominent farmer and merchant during his lifetime.
He was a brother of Mrs. J. I. Crouch of this city and a number of
Grand Prairie people attended the funeral, among them, Mr. and Mrs.
Crouch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blackwood, Mrs. W. O. Havens,
and Mrs. J. H. Donham.
Rev. Buel Crouch, a nephew of Mr. Truelove, conducted the funeral
services at the First Christian church of Blooming Grove Tuesday
Funeral services for J. W. Crocker, aged 75 years, pioneer resident
of this section of the county, who died at his home east of town
Friday afternoon at 1:20, following a stroke of paralysis Tuesday,
were held from the Central Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock. Revs. P. W. Utley, pastor of the First Methodist church was
in charge of the rites.
Mr. Crocker had been a prominent farmer here for more than 30 years.
He was a kind husband and father, and his passing leaves a vacancy
that can't be filled and the beautiful floral offerings atttested to
the love and high esteem in which the deceased was held by his many
Active pallbearers were: G. E. Ramsey, Jay Sewell, Will Ingram, Ed
Melton, George Ward and Roger Carroll.
Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Brewer Nash, Perrton;
Mrs. R. R. Massengale, Miss Jessie Crocker, Blooming Grove and Mrs.
Ruth Deming of Dallas: three sons, Arthur Crocker and Arl Crocker,
both of Blooming Grove, and J. D. Crocker of Los Angeles, Calif.; a
number of grandchildren, and other relatives including two cousins,
R. L. Harris, Corsicana, and J W. Harris of Blooming Grove, county
assessor-collector of taxes, and county commissioner, respectively.
Funeral services for B. R. Hammonds, 61, who was found dead at his
home Tuesday in Corsicana, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin
Funeral Home in Corsicana. Officiating minister was Father August J.
Merkel. Interment was in
Lone Oak Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife Corsicana, daughter, Debbie Hammonds
Beaumont; one son, Greg Hammonds; three brothers, Monroe of
Corsicana, Dan of Coleman and Jack of Abilene; one sister, Mrs.
Helen Garrison of Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers were Jerry Garrison, Danny Hammonds, Bill Nichols, Jim
Yarborough, Charles Furr and Greg Hammonds.
Miss Nora McClure passed away, after a long illness and interment
took place at Lone Oak
Cemetery. Miss Nora was about twenty-two
years old and was the daughter of J. N. McClure. She was well known
in Blooming Grove and had many very dear friends among the young
folks with whom she was in school. The burial was largely attended
and the floral offering was very large, attesting the esteem and
sweet girl traits which she possessed.
Miss Nora McClure, oldest daughter of J. N. McClure of Lone Oak,
passed quietly away Saturday. She was a noble Christian, having
professed her faith in Christ at the age of 14 and united with Lone
Oak church and was a faithful member until death. She leaves many
friends besides her family who mourn her loss.
"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed by the name of
Marvin Pierce, middle aged man, was shot through the heart while he
was sitting on his front porch in Brazoria last Thursday afternoon
about four o'clock. The gun was fired by someone who had a grudge
against Marvin from a blacksmith shop across the street from the
Mr. Pierce had just arrived home and was there alone, the children
having gone to the field to pick cotton immediately after school.
Some fifteen or sixteen years ago Marvin Pierce lived in Blooming
Grove, and has many relatives living here at the present time. The
body was brought to Blooming Grove Saturday and buried in the Lone
Oak cemetery with Bro. Johnston officiating in the funeral service.
Mrs. Preddy, mother and J. W. Pierce, brother of the deceased came
here from Breckenridge for the funeral.
Mrs. Louise J. Peacock, age 72, formerly of Lone Cedar, passed away
in Terrell January 1, and was brought to Lone Oak where funeral
services and interment was held. Rev. E. L. Jones conducted the
services, January 3rd.
The deceased is survived by two sons, Gordon and Luther Peacock.
MRS. W. R. HIX PASSED AWAY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING
Mrs. W. R. Hix [sic] age 88 years, died Wednesday morning at 4
o'clock following a short illness. Funeral services were held at 4
Wednesday with Revs. C. E. Gipson and P. W. Utley officiating.
Burial was made in the
Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Hix was a native of Iowa coming to Texas 67 years ago, and had
resided in this community since the early 90's. She was a noble
Christian character, having been a faithful member of the Christian
church for 50 years.
THe deceased is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae
Shipley, of Oklahoma City, who was at her bedside at the time of her
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the McCormick
Dee Carroll passed away in Italy Sunday morning at 1 o'clock. The remains were brought in a hearse to Blooming Grove Monday and a short and impressive funeral service was held at the Central Baptist church about 12, and interment took place at
Rose Hill cemetery.
Mr. Carroll had been in very feeble health over a year, had not been to his place of business in Italy in a year. He was born at the old home place three miles south of Blooming Grove Sept. 21, 1873. He was the son of Judge and Mrs. James T. Carroll, one of six children
and he is the first to pass on. His father is still living; his mother died in 1917, and the children living are: Dan Carroll, Corsicana; Ed and Ben Carroll and Mrs. Jay Sewell, Blooming Grove; and Roger Carroll, Beeville. His wife, formerly Miss Ada Richardson,
ls living, but her health is very bad, she being almost an invalid.
Dee Carroll grew to manhood in this community. He was held high in the estimation of everybody, and conducted a meat market in Blooming Grove, and afterwards moved to Italy where he was associated with
Volley Jaynes in the meat market business, the firm still operating in Italy.
Rev. Shuler of the Methodist church conducted the funeral assisted by Rev. Williams, new pastor of the Central Baptist church. The services were very comforting, bringing out the fact that the
deceased was a man of many very fine traits. He was dependable, loyal true to every trust and believed in law enforcement and high standards of citizenship. He was popular and by his acts of splendid
citizenship had greatly endeared himself to all whose good fortune it was to know him.
The mound was covered with beautiful wreaths and flowers, as tokens of love and friendship.
BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 22.—(Spl.)—Dee Carroll, aged 58, resident of Italy for the past ten years but a native of Blooming Grove, died at his home at Italy about 1 o’clock Sunday morning, and funeral services were held from the Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove
with the Revs. T. L. Schuler and Williams conducting the rites Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.
The deceased is survived by his wife, his father, James T. Carroll; four brothers, Ben, and Ed, of Blooming Grove, Dan of Corsicana, and Roger of Beeville; one sister, Mrs. J. Sewell of Blooming Grove.
The good citizen bearing the above name passed away Sunday night at the family home near Dresden.
The deceased was 63 years old, a member of the Central Baptist church and a representative farmer in whom everybody had confidence. He was a quiet, unassuming man - a man of high ideals and firmly fixed character. His wife and children survive him and a host of
friends mourn the passing of this good man.
He was taken suddenly ill after retiring Friday night, and it was soon discovered that paralysis had rendered him unconscious. He never regained consciousness, passing away with scarcely a pain. The funeral was conducted by his pastor, Bro. Johnston, and the remains
were interred at Dresden.
Funeral services for Clarence Stubblefield, 39, Dallas welder, will be held from the Dresden Methodist church Thursday at 4 p.m. with
burial in the Dresden Cemetery.
Stubblefield died in the Methodist hospital in Dallas Wednesday morning from injuries suffered in a fall from a ladder Tuesday
night, it was reported here. He was helping a neighbor install a TV antenna at the time of the mishap in which he suffered fatal head
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Van George, pastor of the Fairview Baptist church, and Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the
Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove.
The Masonic Lodge will have charge of the graveside services.
Stubblefield was reared in the Dresden community.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alline Stubblefield, Dallas and parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Stubblefield, Dresden.
Subblefield Rites Held at Dresden
Funeral services for Clarence Stublefield, 39, owner of Stubbs
Welding and Radiator Service at 2526 South Be4ckly, were held
Thursday in the Dresden, Navarro County, Methodist Church.
Burial was in Dresden Cemetery
with grave side services by the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge.
Stubblefield died Wednesday in a Dallas Hospital where he was taken
after he fel while descending a ladder after working on a television
antenna at a friends home.
He was a member of Tannehill Masonic Lodge 52 in Dallas.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alline McCandless Stubblefield and
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Stubblefield of Dresden.
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Herr, aged 63, who died Friday in Shamrock, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley's Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Jared I. Cartlidge and A. J. Kirkland conducting the rites. Interment was in the
Among the survivors are two Corsicanans, Mrs. D. Compton and Mrs. Floy Ashcroft, sisters.
Pallbearers were Cicil Thompson, F. A. Weick, R. F. Keihn, R. B.
McDowell, J. A. Compton and Donald Compton.
Services for Luther Arnold, 69, who died in the Methodist hospital, Dallas, Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.
Arnold was the caretaker of Laurel Land cemetery in Dallas.
Surviving are his wife of Dalas; three sons, H. N. and O. G. Arnold, both of Dallas, and J. K. Arnold, Santa Ana, Calif.; six
grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Q. Q. Dickson, Corsicana; Mrs. J. A. Brister, Walnut Springs, and Mrs. Nora Herring, Dawson, and other
Pallbearers were Wendell Sheffield, Frank Arnold, Bill Leonard, R. A. Brown, Doug Hightower and Henry Williams.
TYLER WOMAN WILL BE BURIED DRESDEN THURSDAY MORNING
Mrs. Clara E. Meeley, 66, of Tyler, died there yesterday and funeral services are planned for the Corley Funeral chapel at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, with interment in the
Dresden Cemetery. Rev. Osborn of Van will conduct the services.
Surviving are her husband, W. R. Meeley, Tyler; one son, Alfred Meeley, Tyler; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Thompson, Van; two brothers, O. E. Dill and Walter Dill, both of Corsicana and two
sisters, Mrs. Etta Cox, Beaumont, and Mrs. Kate Mewey.
Corley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Funeral Services Held Sunday For Mrs. A. B. Crosby
The funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lee Crosby, aged 65, who died at her home here at 5 a.m. Saturday, were held at the Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Van P. Morrison conducting the
Mrs. Crosby had been a loyal and faithful member of the Methodist church for more than fifty years and had been a member of the Ladies' Bible class of the Blooming Grove Methodist church for 28
Surviving are her husband, A. B. Crosby; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Burns; a daughter in law, Mrs. A. B. crosby, and three grandchildren of Dallas; two brothers, J. A. King, Blooming Grove, and George
King, Richardson; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Pace, Waco, and Mrs. Emma Hudson, McKinney.
Pallbearers were W. G. C. Ingram, H. E. Simpson,k R. J. Page, R. D.
garrison, Sam Carroll and E. J. Glenn, Jr.
Mrs. Willie M. Crouch, age 59, wife of the late F. C. Crouch, died at her home in Blooming Grove at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19th.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m.
by Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. W. Z. Corbin, of Waxahachie. Interment was made at Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sam Weston, Blooming Grove; Mrs.
Jess Davis, Italy; Mrs. Edgar Goade, Dallas; two brothers, H. G. and
J. McGraw, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Frederick, Mrs.
Lena Patterson, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ada Turner, of Rice, and
The McCormick Funeral Service directed the arrangements.
Corsicana Citizen Passed Away at Rochester, Minnesota.
J. V. Noble, who had been a resident of Navarro county practically
all his life, first living at Kerens for many years, and for five or
six years being a resident here, died in the Mayo hospital at
Rochester, Minnesota, yesterday, following a very recent operation
for gall stones.
The deceased, who had a host of friends all over the county and who
was in the prime of life, had been in bad health for a long time,
and while his death was a shock to our community, as well as to the
Kerens people, where he formerly resided, it was not altogether a
surprise to those who knew of his condition.
Surviving the deceased is his widow and five children, Joe Noble,
Jr. of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Davis Neece of Corsicana and Misses
Esther, Edith and Olive Noble, all of whom are still under the
parental roof. The deceased also had one brother, Lon Noble, editor
of the Kerens Tribune, and two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Ingram of Kerens
and Mrs. C. L. Matthews of Corsicana.
The remains of the late J. V. Noble who died at Rochester,
Minnesota, Sunday night, arrived here today at noon and the funeral
will take place from the family home, 208 North Thirtieth street
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. B. W. Vining officiating.
The following will act as pall-bearers: Active - Leon Guynes and T.
A. Gibson, of Corsicana; Dr. K. W. Rowe, Lee Bain, Will Bain, R. H.
Daniel, J. C. Walger, J. E. Simmons, and C. J. Halls, all of Kerens.
Honorary - Dr. J. C. Blair, Dallas; W. D. Ray, Kerens; J. A.
Thompson, W. M. Peck, W. L. Holman, Dr. B. F. Houston, Walter
Burgess, Arthur Caldwell, Geo. F. Miller, S. W. Molder and J. R.
Mrs. Noble went to Chicago with her husband and was with him when
the end came. She was joined in Rochester by her sister, Mrs. Dr.
Simons of Chicago, and her son, J. V. Noble, Jr., met the funeral
party at Kansas City, Mo., and her brother-in-law, C. L. Matthews
and T. A. Gibson met them at Dallas this morning.
The deceased was reared in Navarro county and was one of her most
popular and highly esteemed citizens.
Big Throng Follows Remains of J. V. Noble to Oakwood.
The funeral of the late J. V. Noble took place this morning at 10
o’clock from the family home on South Thirtieth street, and an
immense throng followed the remains to Oakwood
cemetery and there
were many beautiful floral offerings, many of these coming from
Deep sympathy from friends and indeed from the whole community, goes
out to Mrs. J. V. Noble and family in the time of their great
sorrow, the loss of a devoted husband and father. It was hoped
against hope that a visit to the celebrated Mayo Brothers would
restore health but the end was to come in the last effort of the
great physician to prolong life. Mr. Noble was laid to rest Thursday
morning in Oakwood cemetery.
Homer D. Humphries, Sr., passed away at his home Christmas day after
a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Mildred and was a
longtime Corsicana auto dealer and Realtor.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley
Funeral Chapel. The Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr., will officiate. Burial
will follow at Oakwood
Humphries was a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of the
1932 state champion Tiger football team and served in the Pacific
Theater in the Army Air corps during World War II. He was also a
charter member of the Southwest Football Officials Association.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mrs. Homer Humphries; his
daughter, Mrs. Ole Olsen, of Bedford; two sons, William L.
Humphries, of Richardson, and Homer D. Humphries, Jr., of Lake
Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. R. D. Beauchamp, Mrs. V.W. Summerall and
Mrs. James H. Parks, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Ray Humphries
and Joe Humphries, both of Corsicana; and 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers are June Clark, Spencer Elliott, George Leonard, III,
Sam Humphries, Jr., Jimmy Morris and Claude Hervey.
Honorary pallbearers are James Laudan, Holman Olsen, Boyd Payne, all
of Corsicana, and Charles Selby, of Knoxville, Tenn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs.
J. Edd White, 96, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial
Hospital. The Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. will officiate, and burial
will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 4, 1883, and had lived in Corsicana for 90 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary G. Saunders, of Kerens; two
grandsons, Joe G. Saunders, of Kerens, and R. E. Saunders, of
Duncanville; two granddaughters, Mrs. Rose Ann Kuta, of Houston, and
Mrs. Joe R. Baxter, of Beckville; and seven great0grandchildren and
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for C. H. (Charlie) McNeel, 94, of Emhouse, who died early
Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.
A Navarro County native, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McNeel,
he was a retired rancher and farmer, and member of Emhouse United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Leroy Reaves and Rev. Burt M. Gillis
officiated. Burial followed in
Surviving are his widow, Nora, of Emhouse; two sons, Paul E. McNeel
of Halton City and Walton McNeel, of Dallas; six daughters, Mrs.
Juanita Watson of Mertens, Mrs. Ettie May Crawford of Frost, Mrs.
Tommie Fay Fields of Lancaster, Mrs. Sue McCanna of Mesquite, Mrs.
Annette Vyers of Kilgore and Mrs. Bethel Carl of Livingston; 33
grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren and five great-great
The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, April 22, 1981
Skeletal remains found this past week in a creekbed near Athens have
been found to be those of Rayborn Matthews, 48, of Murchison, former
dean of students at the Corsicana State Home and a disabled veteran.
Matthews had been missing since November 11 and an investigation
into his whereabouts proved unsuccessful. No evidence was found to
indicate that Matthews met with foul play, a Henderson County deputy
Funeral service for Matthews were Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mickey Loftis and Rev. Troy Brooks
officiating. Burial was in
Matthews is survived by his widow, Helen Matthews, Murchison; his
mother, Alice Matthews, Corsicana; one daughter, Miss Annette
Mathews, Blooming Grove; one son, Evan Matthews, Blooming Grove; one
sister, Mrs. J. C. Warner, Corsicana; one brother, Tillmon R.
Matthews, Athens; and four stepchildren.
Pallbearers were Lee Lambert, Virgil Scrimshire, Jessie Richards,
Joe Bumgartner, Boyd Payne, Ben Sharpley, June P. Clark, Dr. A. L.
Grizzaffi, W. L. Andrews, Lawrence DeMoss and Dave Garrett.
The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, March 4, 1981
Funeral services for Lyman T. Davis, who would have
been 75 years old Tuesday, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from
the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by J. P. Johnston, minister of the
North Beaton Street Church of Christ. Masons were
pallbearers and had charge of the graveside rites. He was a
member of all Masonic bodies.
Davis died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday afternoon
following a several year's illness.
A native of Rice, Davis was a colorful figure here for more
than a quarter of a century.
Originator of the famous Wolf Brand Chili, he sold the
product from a wagon on the streets of Corsicana, later
opening a factory in connection with a market, with the
final result being the Wolf Brand Products Co., plant here
now owned by the West Interests, one of the larger Corsicana
An oil operator, Davis owned many valuable oil properties
and operating drilling rigs.
He constructed a number of brick business houses here
including the one at the corner of South Main and West Sixth
avenue, northeast intersection, and a group in the vicinity
of North Beaton street and Third avenue.
Davis had maintained his home on his extensive ranch between
Corsicana and Emhouse in recent years.
V. T. Gilcrease, a cousin of Davis, had been his ranch
foreman for years. Mr. and Mrs. Gilcrease reside on the
Extended Illness Fatal Thursday To L. T. Davis, 74
Lyman T. Davis, 74, colorful merchant, oil operator and rancher,
died in Memorial Hospital Thursday noon following an extended
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 10
The Masons will be in charge of the graveside rites at
Oakwood Cemetery. Davis
was a member of all the Masonic bodies. He was born, December 21,
Davis originated the famous Wolf Brand Chili and sold it from a
wagon parked on Corsicana streets. Later he opened a factory in
connection with a market and then the business was expanded. The
Wolf Brand Products Co. here, now owned by the West Interests, is
one of the larger Corsicana industries.
Davis had been an oil operator for 30-odd years, owning many
valuable oil properties and operating drilling rigs.
Lived on Ranch
He constructed the building at the intersection of South Main street
and West Sixth avenue, occupied by the Miles company for years, and
in a group of business houses in the vicinity of North Beaton street
and Third avenue.
Davis has maintained his residence on a ranch between Corsicana and
Emhouse for a number of years.
V. T. Gilcrease, foreman of the Davis ranch is a cousin. Mr. and
Mrs. Gilcrease had resided at the Davis ranch for years.
Billy Joe Shelton, a native and former resident of Frost, died in
Fort Worth Sunday. He was 42.
Funeral services are planned Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Frost
Methodist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Thad Son, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Frost
Surviving him are five brothers, J. E. Shelton, Nocona; D. M.
Shelton, Odessa; the Rev. J. W. Shelton and C. K. Shelton, both of
Fort Worth; and H. R. Shelton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; a sister,
Mrs. Winona Dowdy, Garland.
Funeral services for Dois Miles Holland will be held Monday
morning December 5, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in Memorial Oaks
Chapel with officiating minister Doug Hall. Interment will
be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.
Mrs. Holland was born in Dresden, Texas, on June 6, 1918, to
Joseph Lee Miles and Eunice Maude Pitts Miles. She was
married to Hugh Holland in Mertens, Texas, on February 17,
1940. Mrs. Holland, a devoted wife and mother, was a
resident of Brenham and an active member of the Brenham
Church of Christ for fifty-eight years. She died at Kruse
Village on December 2 , 2011, at the age of ninety-three
years and six months.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses,
Betty and Floyd Wiesepape of Richardson, Peggy and Otto
Acker of Brenham, Ron Holland of Georgetown and Bridget
Holland of Bryan, Paula and John Rasor of Allen and daughter
of the heart Treva Bullard; grandchildren and spouses,
Katherine and Tim Pownell of Sugarland, Paul Wiesepape of
Los Angeles, Andy and Kim Acker of College Station, Casey
and Susan Acker of Brenham, Anna and Kevin Finke of Brenham,
Julie and Clint Gray of San Gabriel, Maggie and Brett Payne
of Roundrock, Samantha and Jarod Atchison of College
Station, Clay Jones of Allen, Chase and Allie Jones of
Austin; great grandchildren, Kristen and Kelsey Pownell,
Katelyn and Jake Acker, Cole, Dane and Erin Acker, Camryn
and Owen Finke, Hobbs and Cooper Gray, Harper Payne.
Mrs. Holland is also survived by one brother-in-law E.A.
Toten of Blooming Grove and a host of nieces, nephews,
relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven
years, her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel
where the family will receive friends and relatives for the
visitation on Sunday, December 4, from 5 to 7 pm. Memorials
may be sent to the Brenham Church of Christ, Hospice of
Brenham or LaRoche Manor Assisted Living.
Joseph E. McKeown
October 28, 1948 - February 25, 2011
Joseph E. McKeown passed away February 25, 2011 in League
City, Texas. He was born October 28, 1948 in Houston, Texas.
His father, Alfred Joseph McKeown preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda A. McKeown; mother,
Belvia "Tina" McKeown; son, Rodney McKeown; daughter, Robin
Laird; daughter & son-in-law, Carrie & Joshua Cagle and son,
Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Monday, February 28, 2011
with Rosary recited at 7:00 pm in the Chapel at Forest Park
East Funeral Home. Interment will be at the
Dresden, Texas on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Arrangements under the direction of Forest Park East Funeral
Home and Cemetery, Webster, TX.
Monday, February 28, 2011 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Forest Park East Funeral Home
21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598
Ann (Carroll) McKeown married Jun 27, 1991 s/o Alfred
Joseph McKeown & Belvia Ernestine
“Tina” (White) McKeown
Elizabeth Warren, 85 of Barry, passed away Thursday, Aug.
16, 2012 at her residence.
She was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Blooming Grove to Edgar and
Louise Daniel Yates.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Warren;
mother and father, Edgar and Louise Yates; and sister,
Survivors include her two daughters, Donna and husband Issy
Krnavek of Barry, and Susan and the late Jackie Risinger of
Paris; her grandchildren, Dawn and husband Bryan Watson of
Italy, Randy and wife Pam Gillen of Paris, Darren and wife
Jennifer Boyd of Bryan, Rodney and wife Krista Gillen of
Little Elm, and Diane McCollum of Corsicana. She is also
survived by her great grandchildren, Brittany Whitfield and
fiance Jim Hudspeth, Zach and Brandon Gillen, Aaron and Alan
Boyd, Ashlyn and Cambryn McCollum; brother-in-law, Ted
Warren and wife Nancy of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at
Central Baptist Church Blooming Grove with Bro. Darren Heil
and Darren Boyd officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Danny Patterson, Gary Patterson, Aaron
Boyd, Alan Boyd, Zach Gillen and Brandon Gillen.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Gary Jack Youngblood, resident of Cedar Creek and formerly of
Corsicana, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at Baylor Medical
Center in Dallas at the age of 65.
He was born in Dallas on March 25, 1947, to Jack and Sue Davis
Youngblood. Gary married Sandra Farmer on Jan. 31, 1970, in
Corsicana and they attended the First Baptist Church in Malakoff. He
retired from the Corsicana Police Department in 1996 after 20 years
of service. Gary was also a veteran of the
United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years Sandra Youngblood; one son,
Lance Youngblood; and one grandson, Jackson Youngblood; brother,
David Youngblood and his wife Shelley and their son, Wade
Youngblood. He is also survived by his aunts and uncle, Mary Butler
and her husband Donal, Dee Craig, and Julie Moody; and a number of
cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
14, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in
the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos
officiating. Entombment will follow later in the afternoon with the
family present at
Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.
Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews, and honorary pallbearers
will be Randy Blue, Keith Sykes, Thomas “Doc” Dockery, Jerry Davis,
Kenneth Kirkwood and Jerry Putman.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit,
1000 West Second Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110; or the Wise
Foundation at www.wisefoundation.net for research in Vascular Care
and Patient Treatment.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
Orin M. Boynton, 70, of 1108 Sycamore, prominent business and civic
leader here, died in Memorial Hospital late Thursday afternoon
following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the
First Baptist Church, and Rev. Eugene Wood, minister of Westminster
A native of Winfield, Kansas, Boynton came to Corsicana before World
War I and was a member of the firm Boynton and Calkins, Ford
dealers, for years.
At the time of his death, he was president of the Navarro Savings
and Loan Association here and was a member of the Twilight Home
He was a Mason and veteran of World War I. He resided several years
in Amarillo before returning to live in Corsicana several years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five nephews, James F. Boynton,
Shawnee, Okla.; John Boynton, Los Angeles, Calif.; Percy Boynton,
Chicago; Oscie Thomas, Anderson, Mo.; and Paul Gravette, Oklahoma
City; three nieces, Mrs. J. F. Watrous, Mrs. Ralph Spencer and Mrs.
William Purgsley, all of Oklahoma City.
Pallbearers will be Joe Butler, S. L. Dublin, Dr. Harry Ezell,
Derward George, Thomas George, III, King Elliott, George Baum,
Elliott Middleton, F. C. Stewart, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Curtis
Patterson, R. W. Knight, C. E. McWilliams, Frank Haver and Joe
The Navarro Savings and Loan Association will be closed all day
for Mrs. J. M.
held Saturday at
3 p.m. from the
The rites were
conducted by Dr.
D. L. McCree,
Dr. Floyd E.
and Rev. George
A native of
and Dawson prior
to moving to
years ago. She
was a life-long
Surviving are a
Chambliss, and a
Jerry Roe, L. E.
W. Little, Tom
Eady, M. H.
Bailey and Rufus
Lee Neblett, aged 60 years, died in Austin Friday and the remains
will be interred in Oakwood
cemetery here Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The funeral will take place from the residence of Clyde Stroud, 1707
West Third avenue, with Rev. Alonza Monk, Jr., pastor of the First
Methodist Church, conducting the services.
The deceased, who was well known here and had a host of friends in
this city, is survived by his wife and a son, Roger Neblett. Mrs.
Neblett was formerly Miss Cora Lacy of this city and a sister of
Mrs. J. M. V. Wills and Miss Tommie Lacy.
The folliwing will be the pallbearers: Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. Opie
Wills, Clyde Stroud, Lacy Wills, Willie Hilliard and Charles G.
Jester, all but Mr. Jester being nephews and nephews-in-law of the
RICHARD MAYS RITES HELD AT HOME HERE ON TUESDAY MORNING
OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY DIES AT HOSPITAL ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 79
Funeral services for Richard Mays 79, outstanding attorney, who died
Sunday night, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the
family home, 120 South Fourteenth street. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Kennaugh, rector of St. John's
Episcopal church, with the Masonic service at the grave.
Native of Florida, Mays was admitted to the bar here in 1887, and
was an outstanding member of the local, Texas and American Bar
Associations, in addition toserving as city attorney, county
attorney and member of the Texas legislature. An authority on
Navarro county history, he presented a portrait of Jose Antonio
Navarro several years ago that is in the district courtroom at the
courthouse. May served as president of the Texas Bar in 1921-1922.
Bank Is Closed
The First National Bank was closed during the funeral hour and the
court house was closed from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Mays practiced law with his son, A. P. Mays, district judge for a
number of years before an accident several years ago caused his
Surviving are a son, District Judge A. P. Mays, Corsicana; a
daughter, Mrs. Bourke Cartwright, Terrell; three grandchildren,
Eugene and Laura Mays, both of Fort Worth, and Patty Mays
Cartwright, Terrell, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, C. W. Taylor, Joe Simpkins, R. A.
Quaite, Kerens; R. L. Wheelock, J. N. Garitty, Congressman Luther A.
Johnson, F. D. Prince, and C. O. Currington.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Bar
Association and friends of the family.
RICHARD MAYS, FATHER OF JUDGE AND OUTSTANDING LAWYER DIES
SUNDAY NIGHT AT HOSPITAL HERE
Richard Mays, aged 79 years, outstanding attorney, died in the
Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night shortly before midnight
following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the family home, 120 South
Fourteenth street, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Robert
Kennaugh, rector of St. John's Episcopal church. Masonic rites will
be held at the grave.
Native of Florida
Born in Florida in March, 1866, Mays came to Corsicana as a
youngster and entered the law office of his kinsmen, E. J. and W. S.
Simkins, who were associated with R. S. Neblett in a law firm that
was located on the old courthouse square.
In January 1877, at the age of 20 years, he was admitted to the bar
after being examined by a committee composed of Neblett, D. Edward
Green, and John D. Lee, three outstanding members of the Texas bar
at that time. He remained an active and outstanding member of the
local, Texas and American Bar Associations until an accident about
four years ago necessitated his retirement from his extensive law
Member of Legislature
In addition to his legal activities, Mays served Corsicana as city
secretary and city attorney, was county attorney at one time and was
a member of the Twenty-Eighth and Twenty-Ninth Texas Legislatures.
He was a prominent Mason.
Mays was president of the Texas Bar in 1921-1922 and attended the
meetings of the American Bar Association for many years.
He was associated with his son, A. P. Mays, now district judge of
the Thirteenth Judicial District Court, in the firm of Mays and
Mays, after Judge Mays retired from the county judge's bench in
January, 1925, until Judge Mays became district judge a few years
Authority on County History
An authority on the early history of Navarro county, Mrys [sic]
presented a portrait of Jose Antonio Navarro, Texas patriot, for
whom Navarro county was named, that has been in the district
courtroom at the courthouse since Feb. 27, 1932.
In addition to his son, a daughter, Mrs. Bourke Cartwright, Terrell;
two grandchildren, Eugene and Laura Mays, both of Fort Worth and
other relatives survive.
Pallbearers will be A. G. Elliott, C. W. Taylor, Joe Simpkins, H. A.
Quaite, Kerens; R. L. Wheelock, J. N. Garitty, Congressman Luther A.
Johnson, F. D. Prince, and C. O. Curington.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
The First National Bank will be closed between the hours of eleven
and noon for the funeral.
Braxton Ragan Dead On Arrival Local Hospital
W. Braxton Ragan, 59, farmer, life-long resident of the Barry
community, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital
Wednesday afternoon in a Griffin ambulance. It was reported the man
was found in an unconscious condition under a tree on his farm by a
member of the family. He had been driving a tractor, it was stated.
Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden was summoned and inspected the
site where the unconscious man was found and later conferred with
relatives and others at the hospital. He said Thursday morning he
had not rendered a coroner's verdict in the matter pending a hearing
Thursday afternoon and a decision on an autopsy had not been
Funeral services are scheduled to be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the
Barry Baptist church with burial in the
Dresden cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Summers, pastor of the church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Ragan, Barry; a son, Billy H.
Ragan, Houston attorney and city judge; three daughters, Mrs. Jane
Callahan, Austin; Mrs. Joyce Fields, Irving, and Miss Diane Ragan,
Barry; five brothers, Odis Ragan, San Angelo; Troy and Elijah Ragan,
both of Houston; Jimmy Ragan, Greenville, and Reo Ragan, Lubbock;
two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Odom, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mabel Slaughter,
Dallas; five grand children and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be John Braley, Roy Massengale, Lowell Reed, Percy
Varnell, Leroy Watson and Charlie Rhodes.
Braxton Ragan Rites Friday
Funeral services for W. Braxton Ragan, 59, Barry farmer who was
pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Wednesday afternoon,
were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Barry Baptist church with
burial in the Dresden
cemetery. Rev. Hugh Summers, pastor, conducted the service.
G. C. Bowden, local justice of the peace, returned a verdict of
“death from natural causes” late Thursday afternoon following a
hearing in which several witnesses were heard. Ragan was found in an
unconscious condition under a tree near his tractor at his farm
between Barry and Blooming Grove, and was rushed to the hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Ragan, Barry; a son, Billy H.
Ragan, Houston judge and attorney; three daughters, Mrs. Jane
Callahan, Austin, Mrs. Joyce Fields, Irving, and Miss Diane Ragan,
Barry, five brothers, Odis Ragan, San Angelo; Troy and Elijah Ragan,
both of Houston; Jimmy Ragan, Greenville, and Reo Ragan, Lubbock;
two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Odom, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mabel Slaughter,
Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were John Braley. Roy Massengale, Lowell Reed, Percy
Varnell, Leroy Watson and Charlie Rhodes.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. for John T. Capehart,
72-year-old retired farmer and resident of Navarro, who died in
Memorial Hospital Tuesday.
Services were held at the Corley chapel, with burial in the
Eureka cemetery. Rev.
Peyton Goodman, Methodist pastor of Smithfield, formerly of this
Capehart resided at Navarro for 34 years.
Surviving are his wife of Navarro; five sons, W. O. Capehart,
Eureka; O. T. Capehart, Navarro; J. D. Capehart, Corsicana; J. E.
Capehart, Lubbock, and Marvin Capehart, Waxahachie; three daughters,
Miss Hazel Capehart, Fairfield; Mrs. C. M. McGary, Eureka and Mrs.
Jimmy Fry, Houston; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Phil Greenup, Cling Fouty, Charlie McCarter,
Orville Scruggs, Howard Collier, Fred Bonner, Tim Grantham and Paul
Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Capehart, 79, of Navarro, Tex. who died
Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate and
Rev. T. F. Donald will assist.
She was a native of Navarro County and a member of Eureka Methodist
Survivors include five sons, W. O. Capehart and Orville Capehart,
both of Corsicana, Jimmie D. Capehart and Marvin Capehart, both of
Garland, and John Elwyne Capehart of Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. Cleo
Herndon of Houston and Miss Hazel Capehart of Navarro; 14
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lovie Yates
of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for W. M. Elder, 80, retired farmer, 2119 West
Thirteenth avenue, who died in Memorial hospital Thursday, will be
held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. A. Hendry, pastor of the
Emhouse Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Edgar Elder,
Carrollton; Elmo Elder, Allen and Peter Elder, Corsicana; two
daughters, Mrs. Mary Mageors, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Wenick, South
Houston; 16 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and
Pallbearers will be E. J. Brown, J. W. Owens, W. E. Stewart, E. L.
McCrory, Fate Brown and A. E. Drain.
Katie Elder, 99, of Corsicana, died Saturday at Navarro Regional
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the
Eureka cemetery. The Rev.
James T. Davis officiating.
Elder had been a resident of Corsicana for 50 years. She was a
homemaker and a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, P. T. Elder, of Corsicana; two
son-in-laws, Gene Griffith and Morris Wenick, both of Corsicana; one
sister, Mrs. Claudie Melvin, of Nixon; and a number of grandchildren
Special to the Sun.
Frost Texas, Jan. 10, --Mrs. Della Williams, aged 87 years, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dick Smith, about one and a half
miles north of this city at 12:20 Monday morning, and the funeral
services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church
of this city. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Wiltz and Rev.
Range, Methodist and Baptist ministers respectively. She is survived
by one son and two daughters, and several grandchildren. She had
lived in Frost 33 years.
Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Warnell, aged 55 years, who died
Monday at her home in Abilene, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3
o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Wade S. Hopkins, pastor of the
First Baptist church at Boerne.
The family formerly resided in Corsicana.
Surviving are her husband of Abilene; two daughters, Mrs. Godfrey
Schandera, Boerne, and Mrs. E. L. Smith, Buffalo Gap; two sons,
Jester Warnell and Dr. Edgar Lloyd Warnell, both of San Antonio;
three brothers, Douglas Clary, Corsicana; Jesse Clary, Mexia and
Wayne Clary, Wortham; a sister, Mrs. Johnnie Cummings, Chatfield;
step-mother, Mrs. Emma Mabry, Chatfield, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. C. Payne, J. T. Smith, Joe T. Smith, Ed Aston,
Harold Mims and Ben Heathcote.
J. M. Allsup, 61, long-time Corsicana resident, died at his home
Route 5, Corsicana, early Sunday morning following an extended
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. H.
Collins, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, and Rev. S. A.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughter, Mrs. J. B.
Briggs, Smithville; Mrs. George Miles and Mrs. Glenn Franks, both of
Corsicana; eight grandchildren; a brother, H. V. Allsup, Navarro; a
sister, Miss Eva Allsup, Corsicana, and other relatives.
WILLIAM C. SMITH FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON
William Coleman Smith, aged 79 years, died at his home, 706 South
Fourteenth street, Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral chapel Monday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank
Strother. Interment was made in the
A native of Illinois, Smith had resided in Navarro county since nine
years of age.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Warren, Sidney and
Pierce Smith, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Ragan, Roane;
three sisters, Mrs. Jim Fite, Kilgore; Mrs. E. Hilliard, Mohawk and
Mrs. Alta Keith, Kaufman; five grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Pierce, Guy Pierce, Owen Gober, Henry
Edwards, Ed Dickey and Charles Lindsey Smith, all nephews.
FRIDAY RITES FOR MRS. R. F. BONNER AT HAMILTON CEMETERY
Funeral services for Mrs. R. F. Bonner, aged 74 years, who died at
the family residence at Navarro Friday morning, were held at the
Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock where interment was made. The rites
were conducted by Rev. George Walker.
Survivors are three sons, J. T. Bonner, Houston; Willis and Felix
Bonner, both of Corsicana ; four daughters, Mrs. Viola Sheppard,
Navarro; Mrs. Nannie May, Mildred, Mrs. Nona Jones, Price, and Mrs.
Lovie Sheppard, Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, a brother, Tom Cavnar,
Cuthand, Texas, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Joyce Jaylene Fowler, 11-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Fowler of Houston, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday
from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T.
Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard. Burial was in the
The child, born in Corsicana, June 17, 1941, drowned in a gravel pit
in Houston Friday when she fell from the back of a 15-year-old
friend swimming across the pit
Surviving are the parents, Houston, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Fowler, Ennis, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The mother is the former Pauline Christie of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Wayne Christie, Jarvis Buchanan, Elwyn Brannon,
James Henson, Charles Steele and Morris Dwayne Kirby.
H. C. (Henry) Murphy, 70, native of Tennessee, 1710 West Thirteenth
avenue, died in memorial hospital Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held from the Emmanuel Baptist church
Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the
Rev. O. E. Permenter, pastor, will conduct the rites.
Murphy was a retired Texas Power and Light Company employee. He was
a member of the Emmanuel Baptist church and was a veteran of
World War I.
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Vernon
Bechen, Flandreaux, S. D.; Mrs. Gene S. Moore, Ft. Worth, and Mrs.
Doyce W. Eves, Dallas; three brothers, L. E. and J. d. Murphy,
Corsicana, and Haskell Murphy, Richland; three sisters; Mrs. Minnie
Tawater, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Grace Murphy, Corsicana; five
grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Embry S. Ferguson, D. L. Simmons, A. B. Dickey,
Roy Holcomb, W. D. Morehead, Earl Minor, W. C. Baumgartner and Frank
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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. D. EVERETT THURSDAY 4 P.M.
Funeral services for E. D. Everett, aged 84 years, who died at the
home of his son, C. R. Everett, 908 South Seventeenth street at noon
Wednesday, were held from the Corley Funeral chapel Thursday
afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the
Cumberland Presbyterian church.
Surviving are four sons, Walton Everett, Trinidad; W. D. Everett,
Emhouse; C. R. Everett, Corsicana, and J. L. Everett, Freer; five
daughters, Mrs. Ruth Roberts, San Saba; Mrs. J. W. Read, Mrs. Dave
Donohue, Mrs. J. C. Younger and Mrs. M. A. McGlohen, all of
Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be John C. Hughes, W. B. Baker, J. M. Pugh, S. L.
Spikes, Harveye Rogers and Bert Jones.
Weldon Brooks, aged 90 years, died at Itasca Friday. Funeral
services were held there Saturday morning at 10 o’clock and a brief
service was held at
where interment was made at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon.
A sister, Mrs. J. D. Hooper, survives.
The funeral arrangements were handled by Sutherland-McCammon.
AGED WOMAN DIES AT HOME OF SON IN CORSICANA FRIDAY
MRS. REBECCA BROOKS PASSED AWAY EARLY HOUR FRIDAY MORNING
Mrs. Rebecca Brooks, aged 77 years, wife of W. Brooks, died at the
residence of her son J. C. Brooks, 1518 Woodlawn at 12:30 o’clock
Friday morning. The funeral services will be held at the residence
of J. C. Brooks Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services will
be conducted by Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist
church. Interment will be in
The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children:
J. C. Brooks, Corsicana; J. F. Brooks, Duncan, Okla.; Will Brooks,
Duncan, Okla.; Gus Brooks, Fort Worth; M. E. Brooks, Maypearl; Mrs.
Charley Reavis, Marietta Okla.; Mrs. Alta Lawrence, Itasca; Mrs. J.
D. Hooper, Itasca; Mrs. G. B. Partain, San Gabriel; Mrs. John
McCall, Swanson; Mrs. Maggie Hodges, Corsicana, R. 3; Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. Brooks was born in Alabama and moved to Taylor, Williamson
county, three years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks moved to Navarro county
only a few months ago, making their home with their daughter, Mrs.
The deceased was a devoted Christian for half a century and had been
a member of the Methodist church since early life.
AGED WOMAN LAID REST IN HAMILTON CEMETERY SATURDAY
REMAINS OF MRS. REBECCA BROOKS BURIED AT 3:30 THIS AFTERNOON
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock for
Mrs. Rebecca Brooks, aged 77 years, wife of W. Brooks, who died at
the home of her son, J. C. Brooks, 1518 Woodlawn, at an early hour
Friday morning. The services were held at the residence of J. C.
Brooks, Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church,
officiated, interment was made in the
The deceased was born in Alabama and moved to Taylor Williamson
county thirty-three years ago, moving to Navarro county about three
months ago and residing with her daughter, Mrs. Maggie Hodges,
Surviving are the husband and the following children:
J. C. Brooks, Corsicana; J. F. Brooks, Duncan, Ok.; Will brooks,
Duncan, Ok.; Gus Brooks, Fort Worth; M. E. Brooks, Maypearl; Mrs.
Charley Reavis, Marietta, Ok.; Mrs. Alta Lawrence, Itasca; Mrs. J.
D. Hooper, Itasca; Mrs. G. B. Partain, San Gabriel; Mrs. John
McCall, Swenson; Mrs. Maggie Hodges, Corsicana, R. 3; Mrs. J. M.
Following were the pallbearers; Sam Butler, O. E. Stone, Lester
Harrell, B. Harwell, Mr. Willard and C. C. McClung.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Eva. F. Sowell, aged 59 years, of Barber
Ark., who died in Pomona, Calif., May 13, while visiting relatives,
were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland
McCammon chapel. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff,
pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Nannie J. Crow, Pomona, Calif.; five
sons, Homer Sowell, Harvey Sowell, of Portland, Oregon; Herman and
Ollie Sowell, both in U. S. army, and Ben F. Sowell, Huber, Utah; a
daughter, Mrs. Joe Garvin, Corsicana; a brother, Amos Crow, Bell
Flower, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Rachel Hester, Los Angeles,
Calif.; Mrs. Ada G. Booth, Pomona, Calif.; Mrs. Lola Moss, Franklin,
Tenn.; Mrs. Ida E. Cook, Tipton, Okla., and Mrs. Mayhallia Van Hise,
Belvedere, Ill.; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and
Pallbearers were Frank Cartlidge, Bill Ewing, J. A. Worthy, Ben
Smith, Judge, R. R. Owen and Sheriff Cap Curington.
Dies Fort Worth
Mrs. Melville Caldwell, 86, died at her home in Fort Worth Thursday
Funeral services will be held at
Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted
by Dr. Robert Jones, pastor of First Presbyterian church, Fort
Mrs. Caldwell was a native of Corsicana and is the former Miss
Nannie Kerr. Her late husband was manager of the local telephone
company for 25 years. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Margaret
Caldwell; a son, Walter Hugh Caldwell, both of Fort Worth, and other
Pallbearers will be Mid Caston, E. Douglas Johnson, Waco; Ralph
Stell; J. W. McCammon, Robert
Davidson, and Howard Allen, McCammon directs.
W. H. Caldwell Rites Thursday
Walter Hugh Caldwell, 68, native of Corsicana, died Wednesday in
Funeral Services were held Thursday 1 p.m. from the Gause-Ware
Chapel in Fort Worth. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Jones,
pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Fort Worth of which he
was a member.
Burial was made in Oakwood
cemetery here Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with graveside rites.
Caldwell was president of the 1911 graduating class of Corsicana
High School, received a BA degree from the University of Texas and a
law degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He
was a captain in the ordnance department of the U. S. Army in 1917
in World War 1.
He was a Kiwanian, past master of the Faith Masonic Lodge in Wichita
Falls, past grand deputy marshal of the Grand Lodge, and past
potentate of Maskat Shrine Temple in Wichita Falls.
A sister, Miss Margaret Caldwell, Fort Worth, survives.
McCammon directed local arrangements.
Graveside rites and burial were at 1 p.m. Thursday at
Oakwood cemetery for
Miss Margaret Caldwell, 75, native Corsicanan who died Wednesday in
Fort Worth where she been a longtime resident. Griffin Funeral Home
was in charge of local arrangements.
Funeral rites were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian
Church in Fort Worth.
Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Bess Kindred, Dallas, and Mrs. P. A.
McTerney, New York.
Friday Rites For Dr. Damon
Graveside rites for Dr. H. Gordon Damon, 76, retired University of
Texas geology professor, who died in Austin Wednesday, will be held
at Oakwood cemetery here
Friday at 11 a.m.
Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Damon home, 3400
A native of Corsicana, Dr. Damon was a member of Sigma Nu
fraternity, APG, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, honorary petroleum fraternity
and the Baptist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Damon Pace, Austin, a retired
teacher, and other relatives including the following cousins of
Corsicana—C. A. Gordon, F. B. McKie, Miss Blanche McKie, James
Gordon, Mrs. Frank Lemon, Mrs. Hallie Hampton, Mrs. James Ruth, Wm.
J. McKie and Ben McKie.
Graveside services will be
held at 6 p.m. Thursday at
Oakwood cemetery for Dr. Eleanore Damon Pace, 91, former
resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday in Navasota where she was
visiting in the home of a cousin, Mrs. S. T. Coleman. The Rev.
Harold Lansford will officiate.
Corely's will direct.
Dr. Pace was a resident of Austin and a retired school teacher.
She is survived by a number of cousins.
Mrs. Clint Adams Expires Tuesday
Mrs. Clint Adams, 58, of Dawson, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday
Funeral services will be held from the Navarro Mills Baptist Church
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the
cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler,
pastor, and Rev. Van George, pastor of the Fair View Missionary
Baptist Church at Raleigh.
Surviving are her husband, Dawson; two sons, Truman and Delma Rea
Adams, both of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Onea Hollifield and Mrs.
Valta Ruth Bruce, both of Frost five grandchildren; two brothers,
Houston Slater, Dawson and Bismark Slater, Silver City; five
sisters, Mrs. Hassie Parrish, Dallas; Mrs. Homer Parrish, Purdon;
Mrs. Jim Nesmith and Mrs. Lilla Whitener, both of Hubbard and Mrs.
Al Harris, Hubbard, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Duward Toten, S. C. Hornsby, Aubrey Berry, Ervin
Thompson, Alton Allmon and Troy Branham.
Died at State Home.
Beulah Belcher, aged five years, died at the State Home last night
and the remains were interred in the
this afternoon, Rev. E. P. Kennedy of the First Baptist church
officiating. Death was the result of Bright's disease. The little
girl is survived by her mother and a little brother and sister. The
family came to the home from Malakoff.
d/o Walter A. Belcher died abt. 1918 and
Eva/Elvira (Durham) Smith-Belcher-Hart died 1968 (Eva is buried
in Oakwood cemetery, brother Ernest William Belcher and sister
Jewell Marie (Belcher) Andrus-Hillyer are both buried in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Longview, Tx., step-brother Hubert
Lee Smith is buried in Oakwood cemetery)
(From The Star.)
Mrs. Harrington, aged 70 years, was taken very sick Thursday and
died Friday night. The funeral services were held at
Frost cemetery by Rev. R.
A. Crosby. Mrs. Harrington was
a resident of Navarro county for 26 years, coming here from
After the death of her husband, she and an unmarried son, John, made
their home together on the farm, she a loving mother and he a kind
and dutiful son. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. W.
Anderson of Aspermont and Mrs. Ella Patterson of Rowena; two sons,
Tom and John, and sister, Mrs. Tom Meadows of this place.
John Harrington is very sick at the home of his brother T. H.
w/o Joseph E. W. “Joe” Harrington
Mother of Thomas Henry “Tom” Harrington buried at Frost cemetery
his obit says maiden name Mitchell but this obit says sister of
Mary Frances “Frannie” (Sims) Meador –her marriage license says
M. F. Sims—so not sure which maiden name is right for either
George Terry Houchins, Jr., (Terry) was born Jan. 27, 1946 in
Dallas. He passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at his home in
DeSoto at the age of 66.
Terry was a proud Texan, and a direct descendent of early settlers
of pre-1836 Texas. Terry had many interests in life, including
family history and genealogy, computers, photography, astronomy and
astrophotography, guitars, music and his beloved ’57 Chevy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George T. Houchins Sr. and
Melba Andrews Lewis and brother, Michael Grant Smith.
Terry is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bobbie Lusk Houchins;
son, Terry Glenn Houchins; two grandchildren, Joseph and Ashley;
brothers, Kelly R. Houchins and wife Josephina and Norman Meche and
wife Diane; sisters, Sheryl Hawn and husband Kelly and Kimberly
Lewis; sister-in-laws, Betty Russell and husband Don and Bryne Young
and mother-in-law, Mavis Lusk. He is also survived by several loving
aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful and dearly loved and
appreciated nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday August 15, 2012 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Darren Heil officiating.
Burial will be at Rose
Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove.