William Boyd "Pat" Savage
abt 1910 - Feb 23, 2013
William Boyd “Pat” Savage, 102, of San Mateo, Calif. and formerly of
Hill County, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his home.
Graveside services we held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at
Cemetery near Lake Navarro Mills with the Rev. Ricky Woodall
officiating. Arrangements under the directions of Wade Funeral Home,
June 27, 1972 - Oct 10, 1993
Sandy Corley, 21, of Corsicana, died Oct. 10, 1993, in Corsicana.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel, with Randy Daugherty will officiate. Burial will be in
She was born June 27, 1972, in Corsicana.
Survivors include her father and mother, Donald W. and Nelda Corley
of Corsicana; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Lela
Corley of Denton and Jay and Vicki Corley of Coppell; several aunts
and uncles, Bob and Ann Corley of Sherman, Juanita and J.C.
Hallabough of Waxahachie, Billy and Jimmy Featherston of Baton
Rouge, La., and Ferrell Stiles of Anchorage, Alaska; and numerous
Pallbearers will be Ricky Hallabough, Charlie Sublet, David Barton,
Gary Barton, Randy Green and Darrell Waller.
Gwendolyn L. Reeder
May 10, 1912 - Oct 10, 1993
Gwendolyn L. Reeder, 81, of Dallas, died Oct. 10, 1993.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Lamar and Smith
Funeral Chapel in Dallas, with the Rev. Paul Whitlock officiating.
Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. The family will
receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamar and Smith Funeral
She was born May 10, 1912, in Fort Worth. She was raised in
Corsicana and had lived in Dallas for many years. She was employed
with the Internal Revenue Service until her retirement in 1973. She
was a member of the Rosemont Christian Church and was a church
deacon and active member until her illness in 1991. She was a member
of the Mary-Paul Book Club, a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No.
648 and a member of the Dallas Cliff Chapter of No. 946 of the AARP.
She was an active volunteer service tour director for 11 years.
She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Homer Wood.
Survivors include her sister, Margarette Wood of Dallas; and several
nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosemont Christian Church,
1304 S. Hampton, Dallas, Tesxas, 75224; the Family Hospice, 1140
Empire Central 235, Dallas, Texas, 75247; the American Cancer
Association; or charity of choice.
Jessie Dell Shadix
Jan 12, 1905 - Oct 14, 1993
Jessie Dell Shadix, 99, of Corsicana, died Oct. 14, 1993, at Park
Row Nursing Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
with Father George Monaghan officiating. Burial will be in
Survivors include one brother, J.W. Dunlap of Corsicana; one sister,
Evelyn Batchler of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Collard, Glenn Dunlap, Mark Robinson,
Gary Murphy, Steve Robinson and Brett Dunlap.
Mary Elizabeth Chapman
Dec 9, 1911 - Oct 15, 1993
Mary Elizabeth Chapman, 81, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Oct. 15, 1993,
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in
with the Rev. Darwood K. Galaway officiating. Corley Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 9, 1911, in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie J. Chapman.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie and Sarah
Galaway of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.
Mary E. (Morgan)
Oct 2, 1872 - July 12, 1943
Funeral Services Held Wednesday for Mrs. Eugene Donovan
Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Donovan, age 71, who died Monday,
were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A. A.
Peacock officiated. Burial was in
Surviving are four daughters, a son, two sisters and other
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. DONOVAN PLANNED WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Donovan, aged 71 years, who died
Monday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at
4:L30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue
A native of Alabama, Mrs. Donovan had resided in Texas since 1900
and in Corsicana and Navarro county for 37 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Lunsford, and Mrs. M. J.
Jennings, both of Corsicana; Mrs. E. H. Knight, New Orleans, and
Mrs. Vera Richards, West Columbia; a son, D. W. Blue, Corsicana; 17
grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Hardy
Lunsford, Winnsboro, and Mrs. Nora Renfrow, Banks, Ala, and other
Pallbearers will be H. E. Redden, A. G. Grill, S. D. Goins, W. L.
Ayers, Amos Hart and A. G. Ganze.
Clovis Exa (Horton) Slape
Jan 27, 1908 - Apr 7, 1973
Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the
for Mrs. Clovis E. Slape, 65, 1415 Arlington Dr., who died Saturday
morning at Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Rev. James
McKee will officiate, and Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of
Survivors include her husband, Carl Slape of Corsicana; two sons, a
daughter, seven grandchildren, and a nephew and his wife, Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Phillips of Italy.
The family requests that remembrances be sent in the form of
contributions made to the Masonic Lodge or Navarro County Cancer
Victoria Flores Leija
July 27, 1918 - Oct 20, 1993
Victoria Flores Leija, 75, of Dallas, died Oct. 20, 1993, in Dallas.
Services were 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the
Rev. Bob Escamilla officiating. Burial was in the
She was born July 27, 1918 and was a former resident of Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ignacia Flores, one
daughter, Virginia Ramirez and her brother, Billy G. Flores.
Survivors include her husband, Pablo Leija of Dallas; one son and
daughter-in-law, Luis and Opal Flores of Denton; seven grandchildren
Erna, Steven, Dennis, Marshall, Paulette, Michael and Sonya; 18
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Manuel Flores and Joe Flores, both of Corsicana; one sister,
Josephine Garcia of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.
Gene "Scooter" Dunn II
abt 1979 - Mar 3, 2013
"Scooter" Dunn, 33, of Trinidad passed away Sunday, March 3,
2013 in Corpus Christi. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2013 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral
service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at
Kerens First Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Johnston and Rev.
Gary Combs officiating. Burial will follow in the
Scooter was a thoughtful husband, number one dad and a true
friend. He always made sure his wife and kids had what they
needed and always put them first. They were his world. His
friends were his right arms. He would stop what he was doing
to help out in any way he could. His famous saying, that we
all called his trademark, was “What’s up, bubba?” There were
two very special people in his life that not just him but
everyone called “Mimi and Pap.” They were his world. He
loved his Mimi and Pap and always wanted to make them happy.
Scooter worked with his dad doing asphalt work. His dad
could always leave a job knowing that when he returned, the
job was done perfectly. He was a perfectionist. Scooter will
be missed by so many people. He never met a stranger and
always had good things to say about everything.
He is survived by his wife, Ginger Dunn of Trinidad; son,
Bobby "Elli" Dunn, III of Kerens; daughters, Kayenne Dunn
and Sage Dunn both of Trinidad; sister, Derinda Scott of
Kerens; step-sisters, Cassie Warren of Kerens, Kandice
Stamey of Mildred and Lauren Cline of Teague; step-brothers,
T.J. Stamey of Athens and Justin Cline of Lampasas; father,
Bobby G. Dunn, I of Seagoville; mother, Darla Cline of
Kerens; grandparents, Bobby and Yvonne Combs of Kerens.
Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Aug 1, 1929 - Aug 31, 1947
Harold Clayton Horn Rites Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Harold Clayton Horn, 18, ex-service man, who
died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night following an extended
illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley
Funeral chapel. Interment was in
Hopewell cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Horn, Navarro; a
sister, Mrs. J. B. Harper, Wink and two brothers, Jim Bob and Don
Horn, both of Navarro.
Pallbearers were Altus Hart, Scott Willis, James Bradley, Fred
Spence, A. A. Horn and J. E. Horn.
Minnie L. (Bressie) Slater
Jan 22, 1883 - Oct 21, 1933
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. MINNIE SLATER
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie L. Slater, 50, wife of the late Dr.
T. S. Slater, woh [sic] died at her home, 406 South Thirty-First
street, Saturday morning at 1:30 o'clock after a lingering illness,
were held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the Navarro
Baptist church with burial in the
Hopewell cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First
Mrs. Slater was a native of Navarro and resided in that community
until the family moved to Corsicana a few years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Josephine Slater, Corsicana; father,
John Bressie, Navarro; eight sisters, Mrs. J. M. Pugh, Corsicana;
Mrs. R. C. Harwell, Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Allen, Hamlin; Mrs. Eugene
Highnote, Corsicana; Mrs. Gilbert Roxburgh, Corsicana; Mrs. J. C.
Allen, Corsicana; Mrs. Sam Harvard, Navarro; and Mrs. R. C. Cole,
Streetman; two brothers, W. A. Bressie, Corsicana, and Jack Bressie,
Navarro, and a number of other relatives.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Sept 15, 1867 - July 1, 1928
LEADING NAVARRO COUNTY PHYSICIAN PASSED AWAY SUNDAY
DR. T. S. SLATER BURIED IN HOPEWELL CEMETERY MONDAY P.M.
Dr. T. S. Slater, aged sixty years, native of Navarro county, died
at his home, 406 South Thirtyfirst street, Sunday afternoon at 5:30
o'clock following an illness of seven months, and the funeral
services were conducted at Navarro Monday afternoon at four o'clock
with interment in the
Hopewell cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev.
W. Z. Corbin, Baptist minister of Blooming Grove.
Dr. Slater was born in the Spring Hill community several miles north
of Dawson. He was a practicing physician at Navarro for thirty years
prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Homer B. Smith,
Corsicana; one brother, Alex Slater, Corbet; three half-brothers,
Joe Slater, Emmett; Reese Slater, Emmett; Jule Slater, Spring Hill,
and other relatives.
Active pallbearers were his brothers-in-law, Jim Pugh, Sam Harvard,
Cleve Harwell, Clyde Cole, Joe Allen, Eugene Highnote, Pat Allen,
Gilbert Roxborough, Wesley Bressie, Jack Bressie.
Honorary pallbearers - All members of the Navarro County Medical
Society, W. P. Brown, Charles Weatherford, J. D. McBee, J. W.
McAdams, E. A. Johnson, F. E. McPherson, L. C. Coulson, E. A. Eliot,
C. B. Sutherland, H. B. Daviss, J. S. Callicutt, N. J. Middlebrooks,
Charles Bee, R. H. Galloway, Fred Woods, Burleigh Butler, Joe
Ferguson, Arthur Brewer, G. L. Jester, S. H. Jack, George W. Boyd,
J. E. Michael, J. D. Cunningham, Tom Boyd, Howard Marsh, Jim Bush,
G. C. Kent, Bob Kent, Robert Davidson, Jim Hill, Gordon Collins,
Mack Fouty, J. S. Roderick, all of Corsicana.
Owen Cheney, H. D. Smith, Felix Tatum, Robert Tatum, Bill Hall, Tom
Fouty, Wade Harvard, Charley Collins, Bethel Goodin, G. C. Goodin,
Will Middlebrooks, R. J. Manning, Malcolm Smith, Bob Thompson, all
John Ballard, Ed Reed, Jack Caffee, Lawrence Tilton, Henry
Pritchard, Lee Haines, J. D. Story, all of Angus; J. B. Cole,
Streetman; Jim Bonner, W. D. Shields, Walter Montgomery, all of
Eureka; Rev. L. A. Herring, Waxahachie.
Jan 17, 1915 - Sep 20, 1916
Died Near Drane.
Hazel Christian, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Munsey of
Drane, died at 2 o’clock this morning and the remains were interred
at Blooming Grove this afternoon.
Oct 29, 1897 - Aug 24, 1917
NEWS OVER THE COUNTY.
Items of Interest Culled From The Columns of Exchanges.
Dave Frederick died Friday after a long spell with typhoid fever.
Dave was the son of Will Frederick and lived with his parents east
of town on the Tom Derden farm. This is a sad death, as the young
man was full of promise. The burial took place at
White Church Cemetery,
Saturday.—Blooming Grove Rustler.
Jun 11, 1882 - Oct 17, 1918
Was Buried by Masons
The remains of the late John Quinley were interred in the
White Church cemetery
near Barry this afternoon by the Masonic lodge of Barry, and the
funeral was largely attended. The deceased was a Knight Templar and
a Shriner and the funeral was attended by Messrs. T. W. Watson, B.
F. Hartzell, Geo. Crumbley, C. L. Knox, R. B. Molloy, J. H. Rice, E.
M. Polk, J. Y. Stewart and H. C. Nash.
Lottie Lee (Stephens) Jones
Sep 06, 1877 - Apr 08, 1944
Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. Lottie L. Jones
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dresden Methodist
church, for Mrs. Lottie L. Jones, age 67, who died at 10 a.m.
Saturday at the Church of Christ, Corsicana.
Song service was by a male quartet. Interment was in the
Pall bearers were son-in-laws.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Ruby Walthall, Dallas; Mrs. Pear
Johnson, Purdon; Mrs. Jewell George, Donie; Mrs. Minkler, Dallas;
Opal Foster, Fort Worth, Mrs. Faith Collins, Palestine and Mrs.
Florence Hollifield, Teague, 3 sons, C. A. Jones, Dallas; J. C.
Jones, Blooming Grove and Pfc. J. R. Jones, somewhere in England;
thirty-eight grand children, fifteen great-grand-children and other
The McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Apr 14, 1944
- Submitted by
Jul 3, 1919 - Jul 31, 1993
James A. Owen, 74, of Waco, died July 31, 1993 in Waco.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday at
Dresden cemetery with
Leonard Conner officiating.
He was a former resident of Barry.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Carolyn and
Raymond Lee Worsham of Nacogdoches and Jeanie Gayle and Danny
Patterson of Lewisville; one brother, Glenn Roy Owen of Commerce;
and two sisters, Vivian Isaak of Desota and Opal Ragan of Barry;
eight grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
James A. (Busty) Owen, 74, of Waco, died July 31, 1993, in Waco.
Graveside services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, with Leonard Connor
officiating. Burial was in
Dresden cemetery under the direction of
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
He was born July 3, 1914, in Dresden in Navarro County, and grew up
in the Corbet and Bryan communities. He served in the U.S. Coast
Guard, volunteering in 1941. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Carolyn and
Raymond L. Worsham of Nacogdoches, and Jeanne and Dan Patterson of
Blooming Grove; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Ragan of
Barry and Vivian Faask of DeSoto; one brother, Glenroy Owen of
Commerce; and numerous nieces and nephews.
1906 - Oct 8, 1993
Homer Hopkins, 87, of Corsicana died Oct. 8, 1993, in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the
George Merriman of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will
follow in the Dresden
cemetery in Dresden.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hopkins; one step daughter,
Jerene McKinney of Dallas; four step sons, James Estes, Wayne Estes
and Otis Estes all of Corsicana, and Carlos Estes of Midlothian; 12
grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers will be Mr. Hopkins nephews.
Lora (Tipton) Ragan
Oct 10, 1900 - Oct 16, 1993
Eva Lora Ragan, 93, of Kaufman, died Oct. 16, 1993, in Kaufman.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at
Patrick Satery will officiate.
She was born Oct., 10, 1900, in Dresden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis L. Ragan; her father,
Wade B. Tipton; and her mother, Martha Alice Griffin.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Alice Ragan of Kaufman; one
son, Donald L. Ragan of Dallas; two grandchildren, Danny Ragan of
Dallas, and Mrs. Lori Wilson of Bryan; four sisters-in-law, Mabel
Slaughter of DeSoto; Opal Ragan of Barry, Ruby Ragan of Houston and
Nell Ragan of Kingswood; one brother-in-law, Rio Ragan of Midland;
five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nov 8, 1903 - Oct 21, 1993
Bess Frantz, 88, of Ennis died Oct. 21, 1993 at Ennis Care Center.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Dresden Cemetery with
Terry Edwards officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Gerry Smothermon of Navarro Mills
and Anita Faircloth of Ft. Worth; 12 grandchildren; 23
great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Vivian Mae (Bell) Starks
Feb 1892 - Jan 08, 1924
Died Near Corbet.
Mrs. Vivian Starkes, 34, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sam
Bell, near Corbet last night, as a result of measles and pneumonia,
and the remains were interred in the
this afternoon. The deceased is survived by her mother, an
8-year-old son and other relatives.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, Jan 9, 1924
- w/o Charles T. Starks married June 25, 1911 divorced at
time of death; d/o Samuel Ralph “Sam” Bell mother of Virgil Verel
- Submitted by
Alonzo Liston “Bud” Bryan
May 13, 1878 - Aug 7, 1964
A. L. Bryan Dies Friday
A. L. (Bud) Bryan, 86, retired carpenter, native of Navarro County,
died in Twilight Home Friday morning following a several weeks’
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Griffin
Chapel with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. H. Burton, Mart Methodist
minister, assisted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First
Methodist Church here.
Bryan was a Methodist.
Surviving are his wife, three sisters, Mrs. Emma Horton, Mrs.
Florence Roughton and Mrs. Blanche Jordan, all of Corsicana, and a
number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Horton, N. S. Roughton, Wayne Elrod,
Curtis Roughton, J. S. Hicks, Jackie Elrod, Charles King and Seth
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, Aug 7, 1964
- h/o Fannie Gertrude (McDonald) Bryan married Dec 22,
1901 s/o Dr. George Washington Bryan & Mary Louisa (Stone)
- Submitted by
May 13, 1864 - Jun 22, 1950
Funeral Rites For A. J. Horton Held Saturday
Funeral services for A. J. Horton, 86, who died at the family home,
Route 1, Corsicana, Drane community late Thursday, were held
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was
in the Campbell
cemetery in the Drane community. The rites were conducted by Dr.
Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Horton was a
Born May 13, 1864, in Bradley county, Ga., Horton was married to
Mary Emma Bryan of the Drane Community, May 15, 1892, and had
resided on their farm 2 ½ miles west of Corsicana for the past 54
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, B. E. Horton, national
bank examiner, San Angelo; three daughters, Misses Oma and Christine
Horton, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mavis Carson, Dallas; a
granddaughter, Madra Gray and a great-granddaughter, Donna Ley Gray,
both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Jim Taylor, Guy R. Love, Albert Beeman, A. R.
Lewis, J. S. Hicks, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., Wayne Elrod, N. S.
Roughton and F. A. Briggs.
Jan 3, 1920 - Oct 11, 1922
Died Near Jester.
Elmo James Warren, two-year-old son of O. A. Warren, died in the
Jester community Tuesday night, and the remains were interred in the
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, Oct 12, 1922
- s/o O. A. Warren and Henrietta Octavia (Roman) Warren
grandson of Jacob Harmony Roman and Pauline (Williams) Roman
- Submitted by
Cornelius Howard Thomas
Nov 20, 1865 - May 20, 1922
C. H. THOMAS PASSED AWAY
Was Born In Community Where He Died.
C. H. Thomas, aged 56 years, died at his home at Drane Saturday
afternoon at 4:30 after an illness of nine days and the funeral took
place yesterday afternoon at 4:30 from the Methodist church with
interment by the side of his wife, who died less than three years
ago. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood his
pastor, and there was a large attendance and many beautiful floral
offerings. The deceased is survived by nine children, Mrs. Reuben
Harris, Mrs. Robert Harris, Miss Pherba Thomas, Claude Thomas,
Wesley Thomas, Lewis Thomas, Howard Thomas, Curtis Thomas, and Jesse
Thomas; two sisters, Mrs. Ophelia Godley and Mrs. J. A. Davis, and
two brothers, Jack Thomas and Dan Thomas.
Navarro county had no better citizen than C. H. Thomas, and his
name, to all who knew him, was the synonym of all that was
high-minded and honorable. All who knew him believed in him and
trusted him. He was always interested in all that went for the good
of his community and his country, hence he was active as a school
trustee for years, as a steward in the Methodist church, Sunday
School superintendent, Odd Fellow and Woodman, and the people of his
community with one accord say “we do not know how we will get along
The following were pallbearers: Active—M. M. Roughton, J. L. Sutton,
P. A. Reed, J. M. Elrod, T. L. Brown, T. S. Dorser, Joe Sands.
Honorary—C. E. Lane, A. J. Horton, Roy Lane, J. M. Dyer, R. B.
Munsey, J. L. Marshall, W. W. Harris, M. J. Lindsey, D. S. Taylor,
Tom Harris, J. B. Fortson, Roy Thompson, Fine Lindsey, J. R.
Pinkston, G. R. Love, J. K. Harris, W. E. Pugh, A. G. Elliott, A. Q.
Stephens, F. A. Elliot, J. R. Petty, A. L. Bryan, Dr. G. W. Bryan,
W. W. Wallace, Chester Pitman, Rowland Puryear, J. W. Head, E. C.
Huckabee, W. A. Tarver, J. R. Collins, M. A. Tekell, J. H. McDonald,
R. B. Adams, R. B. McDowell, N. T. Smith, Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. I.
N. Suttle, Dr. E. H. Newton, M. Thornell, C. A. Thornell, A. Q.
Thornton, Allen McEntire, W. W. Womack, J. H. Sutton, Walters
Harris, O. N. Newburn, O. B. Douglas, H. D. Fillers, J. W. McGill,
W. F. Good, J. T. Brown, T. J. Rea, S. B. Jordan, J. S. Hicks, D. P.
Garnett, Odie Minatra, T. P. Jordan, W. F. Tolleson, John Maggard,
Sr., Dr. Worsham, Jack McGarrity.
May 22, 1922 - Nov 6, 1922
Lost One of Twins.
Hawley Edward, one of the 6-month’s-old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Grantham, died at Streetman last night, and the remains were
brought here and the funeral took place this afternoon from the home
of Harvey Grantham, with Rev. L. C. Howell officiating. Interment
was in the Campbell
cemetery ten miles west of here.
Mar 26, 1900 - Dec 27, 1972
J. W. Thomas
FORT WORTH—Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at the
Harveson-Cole Chapel in Fort Worth for John Wesley Thomas, 72, of
Fort Worth, who died Wednesday in Fort Worth.
Graveside services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday at the
in Navarro County with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana directing.
He was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors include two sons, Harold W. Thomas of Arlington and
Randolph Thomas of Hereford; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Layman of
Hereford; six grandchildren; five brothers, Claude Thomas of
Munford, Ala., Howard R. Thomas of Ennis, Lewis C. Thomas of
Corsicana, Dr. Curtis Thomas of Fort Worth, and Dr. Jesse Thomas of
Greenwich, Conn.; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Harris of Corsicana,
Mrs. Pearl Harris of Kaufman, and Mrs. Pherba Walker of Tallahassee,
May (Ferris) Bunch
Oct 9, 1888 - Jan 8, 1919
Remains Interred at Campbell
The remains of the late Mrs. C. L. Bunch, who died at the family
home 723 South Sixteenth Street, yesterday afternoon, were interred
in the Campbell
cemetery, ten miles west of here this morning.
On the evening
of January the
5th at one
knocked at the
door of Mr.
and took from
him his beloved
wife. Dear Lena
was sick only
one week. All
was done that
loving hands and
do, but God saw
best. But we
can’t see why
she was taken
from us. Oh, how
we miss her. But
we hope some day
to meet her in
home on high
where true loved
ones never part.
As a wife she
was kind and
true. As a
kind and tender.
She was loved by
all who knew her
for to know her
was to love her.
Oh! How we miss
face and loving
always had a
kind word for
meet you with a
smile. Weep not
dear husband and
your loss is
and some day you
will meet dear
Lena in that
home up yonder.
Dear Lena was a
member of the
and lived a
She leaves to
mourn for her, a
husband and four
sisters. She was
laid to rest in
Rev. Pullias of
A precious one
from us is gone,
A voice we loved
A place is
vacant in the
Which never can
God in his
The boon his
love has given;
And though the
Her soul is safe
ONE WHO LOVED
Jun 3, 1918 - Jan 25, 1919
Died Here Saturday
The 9-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Williams died at their
home 822 South Sixteenth street, Saturday night and the remains were
interred in the
Campbell cemetery yesterday afternoon.
abt Oct 1919 - Jan 4, 1919
Died Saturday Night.
The 3-months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Teague died near Corbet
Saturday night and the remains were interred in the
abt Dec 1918 - Feb 25, 1919
Infant Died Last Night
The three-months-old baby boy of C. T. Offill of Corbet, died a the
home of W. B. Grantham last night, and the remains were interred in
the Campbell cemetery
this afternoon. The mother of the little boy passed away three weeks
abt 1897 - Oct 29, 1920
Died at Jester Last Night.
Mrs. Clemmie Brown, wife of Will Brown, died at the family home at
Jester last night, and the remains were interred in the
this afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased was 23 years old and is
survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Prince, of Raleigh and her
husband and two children, the youngest a babe three days old.
Dec 17, 1916 - Jan 4, 1917
Baby Died Last Night
The two-weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Williams died at the P.
and S. Hospital last night where the mother is critically ill with
The remains were interred in the
nine miles west of here this afternoon.
Feb 16, 1918 - Jul 22, 1918
Lost Their Infant Son.
William Grady, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grantham,
died at the family home at the corner of South Thirteenth street and
West Ninth Avenue at 8 o’clock this morning. The remains will be
interred in the
Campbell cemetery nine miles west of here tomorrow morning. The
funeral party leaving the home here at 9 o’clock. The parents have
many friends here who will sympathize with them in the loss of their
Remains Interred This Morning.
The remains of William Grady Grantham, infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Grantham, who died yesterday morning were interred in the
Campbell cemetery at 10 o’clock this morning following services held
at the family home at 3 o’clock by Rev. C. E. Wilkins, after which a
number of friends accompanied the family and relatives to the
cemetery and laid the remains to rest by the side of those of its
grandmother, who was buried there only a few weeks ago.
Josiah “Joe” Woodard Sr.
Jan 27, 1850 - Jul 26, 1918
DROPPED DEAD AT HIS HOME
Had Been Citizen of Navarro County More Than Sixty Years
Joe Woodard, aged sixty-eight, and nearly all his life a resident of
Navarro County, died suddenly eat his home in the Jester Community
at 6 o’clock this morning. The deceased was in Corsicana all day
yesterday and in apparently his usual good health. He got out of bed
this morning apparently well and after going to the yard he returned
to his room fell across his bed and was dead in a few minutes.
Surviving the deceased is his wife and six children, Mrs. Preston
Brown, Mrs. Dean Banks, Hugh Woodard, Joural Woodard, Bascom Woodard
and Babee Woodard, and two brothers, John Woodard of Pansy and
Monroe Woodard of Jester. The remains were interred in the
at 6 o’clock this afternoon and the last sad rites were largely
attended. The deceased was born in Houston, Texas in 1850.
Aug 23, 1847 - Oct 17, 1920
Died in the Drane Community.
Mrs. Mary Williams aged 74 years, died in the Drane community
yesterday, and the remains were interred in the
this afternoon. The deceased was the mother of M. P. Williams of
Corsicana and N. R. Williams of Drane.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, Oct 18, 1920
- w/o Richard L. Williams; Mother of Susan Virginia
(Williams) Baker, Maston Paul Williams and Nathan R. Williams
- Submitted by
Mrs. Mary C. Williams of the Drane community died Sunday at the home
and was buried Monday afternoon at the Campbell Cemetery. Rev. ---A.
Corkern conducted the funeral services.
Mrs. Williams was the last of the ---- members of the Rebobeth
-----church. She wsa the daughter of noted Baptist preacher of
Mississippi, the Rev. N. L. Clark, who preached 64 years and died at
the age of 84.
The deceased leaves three sons, E.—Williams of Mississippi, and M.
P. Williams and N. R. Williams of Corsicana.
Memory of Our
Mrs. M. P.
passed away at 2
afternoon at her
morning she was
taken sick and
was confined to
She was born in
August 23, 1846,
and was married
to R. l.
them were born
two girls and
Messrs. Mack and
friends to mourn
All was done
hands could do,
but God saw best
to take our
darling away. At
an early age she
sweet hope in
Jesus and always
tried to live
could afford her
than to be with
or to talk to
some one about
seemed as though
live but she
bore it all with
until the last.
She was laid to
rest in the
afternoon at 3
said while she
was sick she
blessings on her
not, dear ones,
is in a better
home than this.
But let us try
to live so as to
meet Grandma, so
when God shall
call us home we
weep, for better
is the day of
one’s death than
the day they
To the many
friends who were
so faithful in
our last sad
rites, we would
you, restore and
keep you is our
Thou art gone,
Gone to live in
No more we’ll
see her happy
No more we’ll
see the one we
I’d think it was
To do without a
Home is not what
it used to be,
Thou has gone to
live with Jesus,
On that happy,
Gone to meet
with all the
Meet to part no
When shall we
see her loving
And say there is
Here upon this
And take the
place of mother.
All is dark
Lonely are our
For the one we
loved so dearly
Written by her
Feb 1892 - Nov 9, 1909
Died at Drane.
Miss Osia Sutton, aged 17, years, daughter of J. L. Sutton of the
Drane community, died at the family home last night of consumption,
and the remains were interred in the
this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Death’s Shining Mark.
On the 9th of November, 1909, at 3 p.m. Miss Osceola Sutton of
Drane, Navarro county, Texas, passed from time to eternity, aged 17
years, eight months and eight days. She leaves a kind father,
affectionate brothers and sisters, and a host of friends to mourn
her absence. By her womanly qualities and virtues she had endeared
herself to all who knew her. About two years ago she professed faith
in Christ as her Savior. In all of her affliction she never murmured
or complained. It has been said “that death leaves a shining mark,”
but we sorrow not as those who have no hope. Our loss is her gain.
Her remains were laid to rest on the 10th at 2 p.m. in the Hamilton
cemetery, near Drane. The attendance was very large and the floral
offerings were profuse and beautiful. Services were conducted at the
grave by the writer. The Lord comfort and bless the bereaved.
B. F. ELLIS.
Feb 4, 1915 - Jun 12, 1916
Death of Twin Boy.
Mr. and Mrs. Craig of the Corbet community, had the misfortune to
lose their twin boy, aged 14 months, very suddenly yesterday, and
the remains were interred in the
this afternoon. The little ill very suddenly and died in a short
time. The twin sister, who remains, is in fine health.
Nancy Jane (Dickens)
Nov 26, 1845 - Apr 8, 1916
Died In Drane Community.
Mrs. Nancy Jones Claiborne, aged 72 years, died at the home of her
granddaughter, Mrs. J. F. Taylor, near Drane, at 1:30 this morning,
of pneumonia, and the remains were interred in the
at four o’clock this afternoon, Rev. J. T. Moore of Emhouse
officiating. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. R. B. Adams of
Aug 25, 1910 - Sep 24, 1916
BOY MET INSTANT DEATH
Distressing Accident At Drane Yesterday Afternoon.
One of those heart-rending and unspeakable sad incidents in human
existence took place at Drane about 5:30 yesterday afternoon in
which Johnnie Rea Chambless, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. T.
Chambless of that community was instantly killed, his neck being
broken, his skull crushed, his collarbone broken and his little body
badly bruised. Harvey Chambless, a grown brother of the little boy,
and who lives in Corsicana, had been home to spend Sunday with the
family. When he went to start home in his buggy, Johnnie Rea, his
little brother, went to his buggy and climbed in the back of the
vehicle. Numerous automobiles were passing along the road and the
little boy’s mother called him from the family home across the road
to come home. Just at the time two automobiles were passing, one
going west and the other coming east. Little Johnnie Rea jumped out
of the buggy and started across the road for home. He dodged one of
the automobiles, but evidently did not see the other as he ran
directly in front of it, was knocked down and instantly killed as
The car that caused the little fellow’s death was driven by Mr. Geo.
McFadden of Frost. As soon as the accident occurred, Mr. McFadden
stopped his car and remained with the family for some time, doing
what he could to relieve the distress the incident had caused.
The remains of the little fellow were interred in the
near Drane this afternoon and a large crown attended the last sad
Stephen T. “Steve” Brown
Dec 22, 1852 - Feb 4,
Died At Jester Switch.
Steve Brown, aged 68 years, a farmer of the Jester Switch community,
died at his home last night after a lingering illness, and the
remains were interred at the
this afternoon. The widow and seven grown children, five sons and
two daughters, survive.
B&D May 9, 1917
Infant Buried This Afternoon.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. McEntire was buried in the
Drane this afternoon. The many friends of the parents will
sympathize with them in the loss of their baby.
May 19, 1913 - Jul 13, 1922
Death of Little Boy.
Herman Cruse, the 9-year-old son of Jackson Cruse of Cryer Creek,
died at the family home at 6:15 this morning after an illness of
only a few days. Interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2
o’clock in the Grange
Hooks Williams, II
Feb 1, 1886 - Jan 15, 1916
Died Here Last Night.
Dave Williams, aged 26, years, a barber, who worked at the barber
shop of J. J. Mixon, died last night at the home of Mrs. Belle
Bryant, corner of North Eleventh street and West Fourth avenue,
where he boarded. The deceased was taken with pneumonia a week ago,
and grew continually worse until death. He was reared near Blooming
Grove, and was the son of S. B. Williams, a well known farmer of
that section. Surviving the deceased are his parents and one sister,
Mrs. J. D. McClanahan of Snyder, Texas. The remains were interred at
Cryer Creek this afternoon.
Feb 12, 1910 - Jun 1, 1918
Died at P. and S. Hospital
Curtis McGraw the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace McGraw of
Blooming Grove, who was brought to the P. and S. Hospital this
morning died at 3:30 this afternoon. The remains will be taken to
Blooming Grove for interment.
Jane (King) Rich
Feb 9, 1864 - Nov 21, 1909
Died at Black Hills.
Mrs. O. D. Rich died at the family home in the Black Hills community
Saturday night and the remains were interred yesterday. Deceased was
forty years of age and is survived by her husband and six children.
Nancy Jane (Henderson) Henry
Dec 28, 1838 - Dec 19, 1911
Died Last Night.
Mrs. Henry, aged 82 years, died on the C. L. Knox farm near here
last night and the remains were interred at Black Hills at 3: 00
Ora May Poarch
Jul 31, 1917 - Dec 17, 1917
The 4 months old baby girl of Grady Poarch and wife died at the home
of the child’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cook in the Black
Hills community at noon today. The remains will be interred in the
neighborhood cemetery tomorrow.
Feb 27, 1915 - Oct 20, 1918
Died at Corbet.
Aline Deere, aged four years, daughter of J. C. Deere of Corbet died
last night and the remains were buried at Black Hills this
Sep 19, 1898 - Oct 18, 1918
Died at Black Hills
Aubrey Poarch, 19-year old son of Lee Poarch and wife of Black
Hills, died at 8 o’clock this morning and the remains were interred
in the neighborhood cemetery this afternoon.
Dec 23, 1883 - Mar 24, 1919
Died Here This Morning
Butler Hunter, aged thirty-five years, whose home was in Pinkston
died in the P. and S. hospital here this morning at 5 o’clock as the
result of influenza and other complications, and the remains were
interred in the Black
Hills Cemetery this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased had no
family, but is survived by his two brothers, Joe Hunter, of Keene,
Johnson County, and Harry Hunter of Pinkston.
Nov 7, 1878 - Nov 25, 1919
Remains Interred At Black Hills
The remains of the late Ross Milburn who died here yesterday were
interred in the Black
Hills cemetery this afternoon, and the funeral was largely
Feb 15, 1918 - Jun 15, 1919
Infant Son Dead
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Flowers died last night. The
funeral was from the family home on West Eleventh Avenue in the Kerr
Addition at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. R. Crosby. Interment was at
Black Hills cemetery.
Luna Nellie (Starns/Starnes)
Apr 27, 1897 - Nov 4, 1980
Mrs. Luna Nellie Foster, 83, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at Memorial
Service is Friday, 10 a.m. Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
David Hale and the Rev. James P. Davis officiating. Burial follows
at Black Hills Cemetery.
She was a native of Henderson County and had lived in Corsicana 60
She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and the daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Beige Starnes.
Survivors include four sons, Chester Foster, of Chicago, Welton
Foster, of Melvindale, Mich., Melvin Foster, of Eustace, Marvin
Foster, of Arlington; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Rhoads, of Corsicana;
nine grandchildren, nine, great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs.
Ruby Lee West, of Sapula, Okla., and Mrs. Annie Foster, of Tulsa
Dec 16, 1906 - Jun 9, 1994
Mary Stevenson Thurman
Mary Stevenson Thurman, 87, of Seymour, died Thursday, June 9, 1994,
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, 1994, at First United
Methodist Church in Seymour followed by services at 4:30 p.m.,
Monday, at the First United Methodist Church in Frost. Dr. David Ray
will officiate. Services are under the arrangement of the Seymour
She was born Dec. 16, 1906 in Navarro County. She married Brown Lee
Stevenson Sept. 20, 1927. He preceded her in death July 6, 1976. She
married E. C. Thurman Dec. 16, 1978. He preceded her in death April
She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist
Church in Seymour.
She is survived by one daughter, Nita Hatter, of Seymour, two
sisters, Sammie Armstrong of Corsicana and Allie Smith of San
Angelo; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas William Stevenson, Jan.
Dec 16, 1885 - Oct 16, 1918
Died at Emhouse
Mrs. Robert Drain, aged 25 years, died at Emhouse last night and the
remains were interred at the
Patterson cemetery in
that community at 4 o’clock this afternoon. The deceased is survived
by her husband and four children. She was the daughter of W. L.
McCord of Frost, and a sister of L. A. McCord of Richland and L. M.
McCord of Ennis; the aunt of Mrs. Fenis Reed and Mrs. Walton Pittman
of Corsicana; and a cousin of Misses Lynnie and Thelda Hambrick of
Corsicana. The funeral this afternoon was largely attended and there
were many beautiful floral offerings.
Apr 17, 1927 - Jul 18, 2000
Lillie B. Easley
Lillie B. Easley, 73, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 18,
2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with
the Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will follow at
Mrs. Easley was a member of Community Chapel.
She is survived by her son, Roy Cawthorn, Jr. and wife, Wanda of
Corsicana; grandchildren, Christy Pitts, Roy Cawthorn 111, Ronnie
and Penny Shadix, Steve Shadix, Ricky and Gail Shadix;
great-grandchildren, Tiffany Ann Shadix, Tommy Cawthorn, Trey
McDonald, Heather Carson, Ashley Shadix and Brooke Shadix; sister
and brother-in-law, Mary and Charlie Williams of Corsicana; sister,
Mae Wiggins of Corsicana; 23 nieces and nephews; a number of
great-nieces and great-nephews and a special friend of the family
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral home of Corsicana.
Pansy (Armstrong) Maggard
Aug 23, 1910 - May 15, 1994
Pansy A. Maggard
Pansy Armstrong Maggard, 83, of Teague, died May 15, 1994, at
Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Services were 11 a. m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Teague
with the Rev. Darrel Beggs and the Rev. Walter Brown officiating.
Burial was in Pattison
She was born Aug. 23, 1910, in Cryer Creek. She was a homemaker and
a member of the First Baptist Church in Teague. She had been a
resident of Teague since 1942.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Maggard, on April
Survivors include three sons, Jerry Maggard and William Maggard of
Teague , and Bobby Maggard of Austin; one daughter; Judith Ann Selz
of Houston; three brothers; Elzie Armstrong and Alvie Armstrong of
Corsicana, and Ocie Armstrong of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; and
INFANT SON Collins
Oct 12, 1919 - Jun 20, 1920
Died Near Emhouse.
The 8 months-old son of Mrs. Collins, widow of the late Jesse
Collins, died near Emhouse yesterday and the remains were interred
in the Patterson cemetery
Obadiah Jeremiah Meador
Jun 26, 1848 - Sep 27, 1921
Died Near Emhouse.
O. J. Meador, aged 73 years, died at his home near Emhouse yesterday
after a long illness, and the remains were interred in the
Patterson cemetery this
afternoon at 4 o’clock. The deceased was never married, and is
survived by a sister, Mrs. Annie Smith, three brothers, Ben and Will
Meador of Emhouse, and Dave Meador of Kaufman.
abt 1903 - Jun 7, 1918
DIED AT STATE HOME
Hunt County Ward Passes Away After Several Week’s Illness
Losa Lee Cannon, aged fifteen years died at the State Orphan home at
an early hour this morning after three months illness, and the
remains were interred in the
this afternoon at 6:30, Rev. C. H. Booth officiating.
The little girl had been in the home for ten years coming there from
Hunt County. She had no brothers or sisters and no near relatives.
The orphan child’s funeral was attended by all the inmates of the
home, and many pretty flowers were placed about her grave by those
who were associated with her and who loved her in life and now
sorrow that she has been taken from them.
abt 1906 - Apr 5, 1919
Died at the State Home.
Clifford Griffith, aged 13 years, an inmate of the State Orphan Home
from Lamar county, died Saturday and the remains were interred in
the cemetery at
the Home yesterday.
Apr 4, 1898 - May 12, 1922
Died at State Home.
Sonny Pool, aged 24 years, employee of the State Home, died there
this morning after an illness of four days. Congestion of the brain
was said to have been the cause of his death. Pool has been employed
at the Home for some time and was one of the most popular employees
of the institution. Arrangements for the funeral services have not
been complete but will be held some time Saturday. The burial will
be in the State
J. B. Pryor
abt 1917 - Nov 10, 1923
Died at State Home.
J. B. Pryor, aged six years, died at the State Home this morning at
7 o’clock. The little boy was the son of Mrs. R. L. Pryor of
Corsicana, and the remains will be buried in the
cemetery tomorrow afternoon.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Saturday, Nov 10, 1923
- s/o Samuel W. “Sam” Pryor buried
at Hamilton Beeman cemetery & Rosa Lee "Rose" (Smith) Pryor-Grantham buried in
- Submitted by Diane Richards
abt 1916 - May 16, 1924
Died at State Home Last Night.
Muriel Brock, aged eight years, died suddenly at the State Home at
8:20 last night of heart disease, and the remains were interred in
the State Home
cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mrs. May Turpin, mother of
the little girl, lives in Fort Worth, and was here to attend the
abt 1841 – Jul 18, 1926
AGED PIONEER OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY EARLY SUNDAY
MIKE DAILY HAD SEEN CORSICANA GROW FROM VILLAGE TO CITY
Mike Daily, aged 85 years, long-time resident of Corsicana died at
the Navarro County Hospital at 2:30 o’clock Sunday morning and the
remains were interred in the
Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the Church of
the immaculate Conception and were conducted by Rev. Graffeo.
He was born in Ireland and came to America when a young lad, seeking
fortune reported so easily found in this country. He came to
Corsicana soon after landing in the United States. His first week
was as a railronder having served in several departments of the
Southern Pacific railway.
Mike Daly saw Corsicana grow from a small Texas “cowboy” village to
its present size. He could recall many stirring incidents of the old
For the past twenty years or more Mr. Daly was one of the familiar
figures on Corsicana streets where he was engaged in the transfer
He is survived by his wife and two children a son and a daughter.
Nov 12, 1886 - Jun 14, 1975
Sydney Marks dies
Sydney Marks, one of Corsicana’s most loved and respected citizens,
died Saturday in Memorial Hospital after a hospital stay of more
than a month. He would have been 89 on Nov. 12.
Mr. Marks, a patriarch of his temple as well as his beloved
Corsicana, was the last surviving member of the 12 original managing
trustees appointed by philanthropist Frank Neal Drane to direct his
charitable unincorporated trust of the Navarro Community Foundation.
The Foundation, frequently referred to as the “Drane” Foundation,
was established in 1938.
A native of Corsicana, he and three brothers bought a dry goods
business and first established the store under the name “Marks
Bros.” He subsequently established the Marks Outdoor Advertising
(Billboards) Co. here which he operated until its sale about seven
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Temple
Beth-El with Rabi Ernest Joseph officiating. Burial will be in the
Pallbearers were unavailable at presstime.
His wife Goldie, preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 1974, and their
only son, Alvin Marks of El Paso, died June 29, 1971.
His only surviving family members are his daughter-in-law, Ann (Mrs.
Alvin) Marks of El Paso; and two grandchildren, James Alan and Janet
Marks, also of El Paso, but his friends are legion.
Marks was a leader in many aspects of Community life, but shunned
praise of public accolades that accrued to his fellow Corsicanans.
Due to his ill health, he had requested that he not be reappointed
by Mayor Sue Youngblood in May to a new term on the Corsicana
Library Board. He first had been appointed in 1957, and served as
master of ceremonies when the new structure was formally dedicated.
The board had intended to present him with a plaque of appreciation
at its May 12 meeting, but he was undergoing tests in the hospital
and the presentation had to be postponed.
Marks was a charter member of Corsicana Lions Club, and members
honored him recently with presentation of a plaque recognizing his
55th year as Monarch of the club.
He was a longtime member of Corsicana Crippled Children Society, an
agency of United Fund, and longtime supporter of the YMCA, still
another UF agency serving youth.
He was one of the first to be recognized by the Chamber of Commerce
with the “Man of the Year” award, served on numerous occasions as
the presenter of the K. Wolens “Outstanding Service Award,” a
highlight of the annual Chamber Banquet.
He was a 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriner, and a
lifetime member of B ‘nai B’rith, largest international Jewish
philantrophic organization, and active in it more than 50 years.
In his business activities, he had served for many years as a member
of the Corsicana Cotton Mills board before this industry closed.
The family requests that memorial tributes be made in the form of
charities to organizations of the person’s choice.
Funeral rites were held Monday morning at Temple Beth-El for
prominent civic and religious leader Sydney Marks, 88, who died
Saturday at Memorial Hospital after and extended illness. Rabbi
Ernest Joseph officiated. Burial was in Hebrew Cemetery under
direction of the Corley Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were James Cerf, Gabe Goldberg, Louis Wolens, Jay
Silverberg, Alvin Shwarts, Ed M. Polk, Ralph R. Brown, Morris Evans,
Arthur Urbach and Ed Riley.
Among pallbearers, too numerous to list individually, were members
of the congregation of Temple Beth-El and Agudas Achiem, the Navarro
Community Foundation of which he was the last surviving member of 12
original trustees, and members of the Corsicana Lions Club of which
he was a charter member.
A native of Corsicana, Marks was born on Beaton Street near Second
His only surviving family members are his daughter-in-law, Ann (Mrs.
Alvin) Marks, and two grandchildren, James Alan and Janet Sue Marks,
all of El Paso.
Willie Elizabeth (Dunn)
May 5, 1890 - Jul 20, 1972
Mrs. Willie Monroe, 82, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. She was
a native of Harris County and had lived in Corsicana 20 years. She
was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the widow of the late
I. A. Monroe.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Corley
Chapel. Burial will follow in
She is survived by one son, Ira A. Monroe Jr. of Corsicana; four
daughters, Mrs. Wilma Teague, Mrs. Hazel Holloway, all of Corsicana;
14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ben Brown of
Houston; and one sister, Mrs. Susie Sligor of Gravette, Ark.
Services are scheduled for 3:30 P.M. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Mrs. Willie Monroe, 82, who died Thursday in Memorial
Hospital. The Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. T. F. Donald will
officiate, and burial will be in
Survivors include a son, Ira A. Monroe Jr. of Corsicana; four
daughters, Mrs. Wilma Teague, Mrs. Maybell Minatra, Mrs. Thelma
Capehart and Mrs. Hazel Holloway, all of Corsicana; 14
grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ben Brown of
Houston; and one sister, Mrs. Susie Sligor of Gravette, Ark.
Pallbearers are to be Larry Demoss, J. W. French, Hubert French,
Thurman Penney, Curtis Penney, Martin Harris, Hamilton King and Otis
IN MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER
Mrs. Willie Elizabeth Monroe
(The Lord Called Her Home July 20, 1972)
We know we were so fortunate
to keep our precious mother
for 82 years.
But even knowing that,
it doesn’t ease the heartache
or stem the tears.
We all miss most of all
that telephone ringing
and hearing that cheery “hel-lo”
Oh Lord, how we miss hearing
her voice so sweet and low.
Oh many is the time
even when you were still with us,
we knew this day would surely come…
The Lord would want you to abode in your heavenly home…
Daddy had waited for you for thirty-two years,
with your daughters three;
So I’m sure there was much rejoicing
when you joined them up there
on those heavenly shores.
We will try, as you told us,
not to grieve when you were gone,
but Oh Lord, how we need your help
to be strong.
We know you told us not to worry…
your house was in order here and in heaven, too.
We only hope we can live a life
pleasing to the Lord and to you.
One that you can smile upon,
and that our family circle will
be unbroken when we all come home.
By the children:
and Wilma Teague
Services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday here for Mrs. Willie Monroe, 82,
who died Thursday. The Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. T. F. Donald
officiated. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, four daughters, 14 grandchildren, 33
great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister.
- Corsicana Weekly Light Jul 27, 1972
- d/o John Wesley Dunn & Elizabeth (Dunman) Dunn
- Willie is listed in the Navarro County Cemetery Survey in
the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.
- Submitted by
Edward Lynn Williams
Almore Moore, Sr.
Apr 12, 1872 - May 26, 1941
PROMINENT RESIDENT NAVARRO COMMUNITY DIED THERE MONDAY
Clarence A. Moore, Sr., 68, prominent resident of the Navarro
community, died Monday afternoon at his home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the
Navarro Baptist church. Burial was in the
Hopewell cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice.
Mr. Moore had resided in Navarro County for the past 40 years. He
had been a member of the Navarro County Democratic Executive
committee for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife, Navarro; four daughters, Mrs. T. B. Smylie,
Blanco; Mrs. Mario Terry, Waco; Mrs. Arthur Britton, Tomball, and
Miss Marjorie Moore, Navarro; two sons, Clarence Moore Jr., and Rex
Moore, both of New London; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Harper, Wolfe City,
and four grandchildren.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge.
Lois Lillian (Tomlin) Stroder
Aug 1, 1904 - Mar 13, 1993
Lois L. Stroder, 88, of Sweeny, died at the Sweeny Community
Hospital March 13, 1993.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in
Sweeny, with the Rev. Jeryl Watkins officiating. Burial will be 4
p.m. Monday in Hopewell
cemetery near Corsicana. Taylor brothers Funeral Home in Bay
City is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Aug. 1, 1904, in Corsicana, to Isom David and Mary
Duncan Tomlin. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Sweeny and was a resident of Sweeny since 1965.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary J. Worrell of Sweeny; two sons,
John A. Stroder of Powderly, Texas, and Gerald D. Stroder of Sweeny;
three sisters, Minnie Saunders of McAllen, Texas, and Daisy Horn and
Berniece Horn, both of Sweeny; one brother, Hugh Tomlin of Sweeny;
eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gary Coker, Mark Drake, Larry Mickey, Charles
Crouch, John Rayburn and Kenneth Lott, all of Sweeny.
Aug 22, 1909 - Sep 4, 1993
Reece D. Jones, 84, of Navarro, died Sept. 4, 1993, in Corsicana.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel,
with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in
Hopewell cemetery in
He was born Aug. 22, 1909, in Roscoe, Texas. He was a retired iron
worker and a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Josie L. Jones of Navarro; three
daughters, Mary Frost of Corsicana and Betty Lang and Ann Dice, both
of Long Beach, Calif.; one son, Danny Jones of Vacaville, Calif.;
five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Arline
McLester of Longview; two brothers, James R. Jones of Corsicana and
L.H. Jones of Japan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Joe B. Harper, Owen Mullenix, Leroy Poteet, A.H.
Asby, Bunk Bottoms and Tommy Allen.
Honorary pallbearer will be Odis Capehart.
Apr 11, 1892 - Aug 9, 1927
MISS MITTIE HILL BURIED WEDNESDAY; DIED HERE TUESDAY
Miss Mittie Hill, aged 35 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Hill, 1105 West Second avenue, died Tuesday evening at 7:20 o'clock
following a lingering illness and the remains were interred in the
Wednesday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the residence
at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The services were conducted by
Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are her parents, three brothers, W.T. Hill, Corsicana;
Albert Hill, Fort Worth; C. D. Hill, Roane; one sister, Mrs. Wm.
"Anna" (Marshall) Weeks
Mar 18, 1852 - May 17, 1926
PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN IS DEAD CORBET HOME
MRS. W. J. WEEKS WAS REARED IN THIS COUNTY - FUNERAL TODAY
Mrs. W. J. (Anna) Weeks, aged 74 years, died at the family residence
at Corbet at 10:05 Monday night following an illness of several
weeks and the remains were interred at the
Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted at the family
residence at 3:30 o'clock.
She was reared in Navarro county.
Surviving are her husband, W. J. Weeks; three daughters, Mrs. Jim
DuBose, Corbet; Mrs. Hallie Moore, Silver City; Mrs. Marlon Davis,
Corbet; two sons, Fred Weeks, Chicago; Arthur Weeks, Corbet.
One brother, Louis Marshall, Corsicana, and one sister, Mrs. Lou
Campbell, Corsicana, also survive
Lee "Bill" Pursley
Jan 30, 1906 - Oct 23, 1993
Willie Lee (Bill) Pursley, 87, of Dallas, died Oct. 23, 1993 at RHD
Hospital in Dallas.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home with Russell Bankes officiating. Burial will be in
Old Pursley Cemetery.
He was a former resident of Pursley.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Pursley of Dallas; one son, Bill
Pursley of Denville, N.J.; one daughter, Charlotte Ann Dart of
Lawrence Kan.; two sisters, Lucy Crider, of Corsicana and Alyne
Slater of Dawson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Laura L. (Brooks) Williams
Sep 26, 1872 - Jun 27, 1928
BURIED AT FROST.
BLOOMING GROVE, June 20.—Mrs. A. A. Williams died Wednesday morning
at her home just west of town, following a lingering illness.
Interment was made in the
Apr 29, 1925 - Mar 7, 2013
Robert L. Yielding, age 87, of Dallas passed away Thursday, March 7,
2013 in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday,
March 12, 2013 at Lakeside Baptist Church in Dallas. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Lakeside
Baptist Church in Dallas with Interment to follow in
abt 1880 - Aug 8, 1927
FRED WAKEFIELD PROMINENT CITIZEN OF FROST, IS DEAD
Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, Aug. 9.—Fred Wakefield, aged 53 years, resident of
Frost for 47 years, died here Monday afternoon at 6 o’clock and the
remains were interred in the
Frost cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He was a well
known druggist here until a few years ago.
Mr. Wakefield was a member of the W.O.W.
Surviving is one sister.
Ugene Chesley “Lou” “Ugy” Way
abt. 1859 - Feb. 11, 1929
PIONEER RESIDENT FROST COMMUNITY BURIED TUESDAY
FROST, Feb. 12.—(Spl.)—U. C. (Lou) Way, aged 70 years, died at his
home here Monday night at 8 o’clock at the Methodist church with
Rev. T. G. Story, Methodist minister of Blooming Grove, officiating.
Mr. Way came to Texas 60 years ago settling at what is known as Old
Cross Roads. He was well known in this section and was active in
Surviving are his wife, one son, Elmer Way, Fort Worth; two
daughters, Mrs. Tennie Smallwood, Post and Mrs. Strickland of
Alvin Shell McRee
abt 1914 - May 11, 1928
School Boy Drowned in Trinity
ALVIN SHELL McREE
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
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 helped us.
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
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 child.
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
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
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
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 coming.
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
Yours in sympathy.
O. N. NEWBURN AND WIFE.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DROWNED BOY WERE HELD HERE
Funeral services for Alvin McRee, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
J. McRee of Navarro, who was drowned in the Trinity river, near
Wildcat Ferry, Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock, were held from here
Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the remains were taken to Frost
where interment was made.
The youth and several others were in bathing in the river and
apparently was seized with an attack of “cramps” and sank before he
could call for help. The body was recovered about one hour later and
brought to Corsicana to the Sutherland undertaking parlors.
About fifty school pupils of the Navarro school were on a picnic at
the time of the tragedy.