Annie Martha (Attra) Hashop
Jan 19, 1896 - Mar 18, 1957
Mrs. Hashop Dies Monday Morning; Services Tuesday
Mrs. Louis Hashop, 61, 1203 West Third avenue, died early Monday
morning. She had been in ill health for many years.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel
Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist
Mrs. Hashop was a native of Houston, but had spent most of her life
in Corsicana. She was a member of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Joe and Will
Hashop, both of Corsicana, and Louis Hashop, Jr., Houston; a
daughter, Mrs. Nelson Ross, Corsicana: a sister, Mrs. George Labban,
Corsicana; a brother Mike Attra, Houston; seven grandchildren and
Pallbearers will be J. C. Roe, Maco Stewart, Jimmy Lorimer, Dr.
James Curington, Robert White, James Mansfield, Julius C. Jacobs and
Buck Copeland. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Newell Royall II
Sep 3, 1905 - Jun 10, 1994
J. Newell Royall
J. Newell Royall, 88, of Houston, died June 10, 1994, in Houston.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. at the Cypress Bible Church in
Cypress. Graveside services will be 5 p.m. Monday in the
Oakwood cemetery, with Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Services are under
the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 3, 1905, in Taylor Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ella Frances Roth Royall.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Royall of Houston; his
sister; Beatrice Rittersbacher of Dallas; two sons and
daughter-in-laws, Dr. John N. and Martha Royall Jr. of Caldwell,
Texas, and Donald R. and Joann Royall of Cypress; five grandsons;
four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 12, 1994
- 1st wife Ella Frances (Roth) Royall married Apr. 10, 1929 2nd wife
Frances (Crowell) Royall Married May 3, 1980 s/o John Newell Royall,
Sr. and Gussie Beatrice (White) Royall
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Bess Lacell Royall
Apr 14, 1902 - May 9, 1962
Miss Royall Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday
Miss Bess Royall, native of Taylor but long-time Corsicana resident,
died Wednesday night at the family residence following an extended
illness. She was 60.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon
Chapel with Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor, First Methodist church,
officiating. Interment will be in
Born, April 14, 1902, in Taylor, Miss Royall came to Corsicana in
1913 and had resided here since that time. She was a member of the
First Methodist church.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. J. N. Royall and one sister, Mrs.
Edgar Rittersbacher, both of Corsicana; one brother, Newell Royall,
Houston; one half-sister, Mrs. Charles Schmitt, and one half-
brother, Reginald Royall, both of San Francisco, Calif., and other
Pallbearers will be Don Royall, Tommy Royall Drummond, Tom Chandler,
Bob King, Edgar Rittersbacher, Charles Bee and Rufus Shell.
Gladys Lorine Royall
Jul 6, 1918 - Jul 8, 1918
Lost Their Baby Girl.
A daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Royall on Saturday last, died
at 1 o’clock this morning, and the remains were interred in
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Royall have the tenderest sympathy of a large
circle of friends, in the death of their infant daughter, Gladys
Lorrain, who was buried from the family home on the morning of June
8th at 11 o’clock . The funeral service, so appropriate and
impressive, was conducted by Rev. C. H. Booth of the First Methodist
Church in the presence of a few close friends and relatives.
Scarcely had these fond parents and devoted brothers and sisters
illuminated the future with hope and placed their hearts upon the
little treasure where like a young and tender but smitten by the
frosts of death, little Gladys Lorain faded from this earthly
garden, but was transplanted to bloom forever in that beautiful
heavenly garden above, and though her angel-like visit on earth was
short, a tiny flower covered mound in beautiful Oakwood, and a
precious memory growing more sacred with the years, will ever bind
the loved ones closer to Heaven, and closer to Him who sees even the
tiny sparrow as it falls to the earth, and who cares so tenderly for
Charles Edgar “Eddie” Rittersbacher
Jan 14, 1899 - Feb 29, 1972
Former Postmaster Rittersbacher Dies
Charles Edgar Rittersbacher, 73, retired Corsicana postmaster and
former Corsicana City Commissioner, died Tuesday at his home at 1801
Elmwood Ave. He had been in ill health for several years.
Active in city and civic affairs, he was president for many years of
the Navarro County Unit of American Cancer Society, and headed up
the annual Cancer Crusade drive; he was a longtime Salvation Army
board member; active in the county’s Red Cross chapter and United
Fund organization. He was one of the managing trustees of the
Fleming estate founded summer camp for youth at the old Magnolia
Born in Corsicana on Jan. 14, 1899, he was vice president of sales
for many years of the American Well and Prospecting Company in which
his father was a partner with founder H. G. Johnston, and later with
its successor company, Bethlehem Supply Co.
Rittersbacher served as Corsicana’s postmaster from 1957 to March 1,
1967, when he succeeded by the present postmaster, W. G. Holloway.
In memorial tribute, the post office flag was lowered to half-staff
on news of his death to remain until the funeral.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal
Church of which he was a longtime member and former Vestryman. The
Very Rev. Dennis Smart and the Rev. Dennis Smart and the Rev. Jim
Josephs of San Antonio, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will
be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He is survived by his widow, Beatrice Rittersbacher of Corsicana;
one son, T. R. Drummond of Baytown; two daughters, Mrs. T.C.
Chandler of Bryan and Mrs. R.E. King of Callas; six grandchildren;
one brother, Elmer Rittersbacher of Hollywood, Calif.; and two
sisters, Miss Rittersbacher of Hollywood and Mrs. L. C. Barrows of
The family has requested that memorials be in the form of
contributions to the American Cancer Society.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 29, 1972
- 1st wife Mary (Harris) Rittersbacher married Dec. 7, 1933 2nd wife
Quida Beatrice (Royall) Drummond-Rittersbacher married May 1, 1959
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Funeral services for Charles Edgar Rittersbacher, 73, retired former
Corsicana postmaster and City Commissioner, will be at 4 p.m.
Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church of which he was a longtime
active member. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart, pastor, and the Rev. Jim
Josephs of San Antonio, a former pastor, will officiate. Burial will
be in Oakwood cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He had served as postmaster from 1956 to 1967, and had twice served
Corsicana as a City Commissioner, first from 1933 to 1938, and again
from 1947 through 1950. He was appointed in 1951 as a member of the
Corsicana Housing Authority and served on that board for more than
15 years. Active in civic affairs, he had been a director of the
Chamber of Commerce, on the board and active in fund campaigns of
the Navarro County unit, American Cancer Society, the Red Cross,
Salvation Army and United Fund.
Prior to its sale to Bethlehem Steel Co., he had been vice president
of sales for American Well and Prospecting Co., of which his father
was a founding partner.
The flag at the post office was lowered to half staff Tuesday upon
his death to remain in memorial tribute until the funeral.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Rittersbacher; a son, two
daughters, six grandchildren a brother and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be S. D. Goins, Charlie Bee, S. L. Dublin, Hal
Johnson, Ed M. Polk, Rufus Shell, Hubert Redden, Paul Moore and W.
Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s
Episcopal Church for former Corsicana postmaster Charles Edgar
Rittersbacher, 73. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart, pastor, and the Rev.
Jim Josephs of San Antonio were to officiate. Burial was to be in
Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Postmaster from 1956 to 1967, he died Tuesday at his home. An active
civic leader and worker, he was a former Corsicana City
Commissioner, later serving for many years on the Corsicana Housing
Surviving are his widow, two daughters, a son, six grandchildren,
two sisters and a brother.
Pallbearers include Rufus Shell, Ed M. Polk, S. L. Dublin, Charlie
Bee, S. D. Goins, Paul Moore, W. C. Galloway, Hal Johnson and Hubert
Thomas Edward Drummond
Feb 24, 1903 - Mar 24, 1958
T. E. Drummond Expires Monday, Rites Thursday
Thomas E. Drummond, 55, district manager of the Magnolia Petroleum
Company, formerly of Corsicana, collapsed at his home in Amarillo
Monday afternoon and died en route to a hospital.
A native of Malakoff, he was raised in Corsicana and joined Magnolia
shortly after finishing high school here. He was in Waco for a
number of years.
Surviving are his wife of Amarillo, the former Beatrice Royall of
Corsican; a son, Thomas Royall Drummond, Moline, Ill.; two
daughters, Mrs. T. C. Chandler and Mrs. R. E. King, both of Dallas;
a grandson, Mark King, Dallas; mother, Mrs. J. E. Drummond, Wichita
Falls; a brother, Col. Garrett B Drummond, Albuquerque, N. M., and
Drummond was a member of the local Masonic Lodge and the Polk Street
Methodist church in Amarillo.
The body left Amarillo at 1:45 p.m. and will arrive at the McCammon
Funeral Chapel sometime Tuesday night.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at
10 a.m. with burial in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist
Masons will have charge of the graveside rites.
T. E. Drummond Rites Thursday
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at
10 a.m. for Thomas E. Drummond, 55, former resident of Corsicana who
died in Amarillo Monday.
The district manager of the Magnolia Petroleum Co. was stricken
Monday afternoon and died while en route to a hospital.
Drummond was a native of Corsicana and joined Magnolia shortly after
finishing high school. He also resided in Waco for some time.
Drummond was a member of the local Masonic Lodge, and of the Polk
Street Methodist Church in Amarillo.
Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will
conduct the Thursday rites. Masons will have charge at the grave in
Drummond is survived by his wife of Amarillo, the former Beatrice
Royall of Corsicana, a son, Thomas Royall Drummond, Moline, Ill.;
two daughters, Mrs. T. C. Chandler and Mrs. R. E. King, both of
Dallas; a grandson, Mark King of Dallas; mother, Mrs. J. E.
Drummond, Wichita Falls; a brother, Col. Garrett B. Drummond,
Albuguerque, N. M.; and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be S. T. Jones, Walter Coker, Hugh Cooper, John F.
Adams, Truman Bragg, E. E. Ray, D. C. Bennett and P. S. Telmons.
Thursday Rites T. E. Drummond
Funeral services for Thomas E. Drummond, 55, who died Monday of a
heart attack, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the
First Methodist church, with the Corsicana Masonic Lodge in charge
of the graveside rites.
A native of Corsicana, Drummond joined the Magnolia Petroleum
Company soon after completing high school, and was district manager
of the marketing division for this oil concern at Amarillo at the
time of his death. He formerly was a resident of Waco.
Drummond was a member of the Polk Street Methodist church in
Amarillo and the local Masonic lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Royall Drummond, Amarillo; a
son, Thomas Royall Drummond, Moline, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. T. C.
Chandler and Mrs. R. E. King, both of Dallas; a grandson, Mark King,
Dallas; mother, Mrs. J. E. Drummond, Wichita Falls; a brother,
Garrett B. Drummond, Albuquerque, N.M., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were S. P. Jones, Walker Coker, Hugh Cooper, John F.
Adams, Truman Bragg, E. E. Ray, D. C. Bennett and P. S. Plemons.
Honorary pallbearers were the employes of the Amarillo district of
the Magnolia Petroleum Company.
Vernon Elkin (Griffin) Roughton
Jun 1, 1916 - May 24, 1954
Mrs. V. Roughton Expires Suddenly Monday Morning
Mrs. Vernon Roughton, 37, was pronounced dead on arrival at the
Navarro Clinic Monday at 6:30 a.m. following a heart attack suffered
at the family residence a short time earlier.
Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel
Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in
The rites will be conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, Tyler, Baptist
minister, formerly pastor here, assisted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger,
pastor of the First Baptist church.
Mrs. Roughton was a member of the First Baptist church.
She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1932 [see notes] and Texas State
College for Women in Denton, later teaching home economics in the
Corsicana Junior High School.
Surviving are her husband, Nelson Roughton; a daughter, Margaret
Louise, aged 13 years, a son Bill, aged 2 ½ years; and parents Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Griffin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Roughton
Funeral services for Mrs. Vernon Roughton Roughton, 37, who died of
a he3art attack Monday morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel
Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, Baptist minister of
Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger,
pastor of First Baptist church of which Mrs. Roughton was a member.
A graduate of Corsicana High school and Texas State College for
Women, Denton, Mrs. Roughton was a home economics teacher in
Corsicana Junior High school several years.
Surviving are her husband, Nelson Roughton; a daughter, Margaret
Louise, aged 13; a son, Bill, aged 2 1-2 years, and parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. G. Griffin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Harry Clowe, Williard Summerall, Douglas Beauchamp,
Willie Lewis, Hylan Davis and Clifton Pickering.
Jerry Cornelius Walker,
Oct 24, 1882 - Oct 25, 1918
Well Known Merchant Dead.
J. C. Walker, who was thirty-six years old, died at his home on West
Second Avenue this morning near where he was engaged in the grocery
business. The deceased is survived by his wife and a little
daughter, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Walker, three brothers, H.
E. Walker of Corsicana, J. E. Walker of Blooming Grove, who is now
very sick, and Chas. E. Walker, now on the firing line in France,
and one sister, Mrs. W.L. Gregg, of Corsicana. The deceased was a
member of the First Methodist church and Rev. C. H. Booth will
officiate at the funeral, which will be held from the home at 10
o’clock in the morning.
The following will be pallbearers; E. E. Babers, R. M. Tankersley,
Robt. Stell, J. M. Pugh, M. L. Hays, and Aubrey Cheney.
The remains of the late J. G. Walker were interred in Oakwood at 10
o’clock this morning the funeral taking place from the late home of
the deceased on West Second Avenue. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and
a large number of friends attended and there were many pretty
William E. Walker
Jun 9, 1853 - Aug 18, 1925
Funeral Today Largely Attended
The remains of the late W. E. Walker were laid to rest in
Oakwood this afternoon after services at the house at 5 o’clock, conducted
by Rev. E. P. Kennedy, and Dillard Ramsey, Tom Spires, Oscar Smith,
Alva Bardwell, B. K. Dunean, and B. F. Tarimtion acted as
pallbearers. There was a large attendance and many beautiful
The deceased was born in Rogers, Ark., 73 years ago and came to
Texas in 1871. He joined the Baptist church when nineteen years of
age and was true for its obligations and citizenship through life.
Surviving are his wife and three sons, Everett Walker of Blooming
Grove; Charles Walker of Corsicana; Harvey Walker of California, and
one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Gregg of Corsicana.
PIONEER TEXAN IS DEAD At HOME HERE FUNERAL TOMORROW
W. E. Walker, aged 72 years, died at his home at 504 South Twentieth
street this morning at 9:15 o’clock and the remains will be interred
Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The funeral
services will be held at the family residence and will be conducted
by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church.
The deceased has been a resident of Texas for fifty years and has
resided in Corsicana fourteen years.
The deceased is survived by his wife and three sons, H. E. Walker,
California; J. E. Walker of Blooming Grove, and Charlie Walker of
Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Gregg, Corsicana.
Seborn Lumpkin Dillard
Apr 11, 1851 - Sep 11, 1937
S. L DILLARD WAS BURIED SUNDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY
Seaburn Lumpkin Dillard, aged 86, years, native of Alabama, but
resident of this section for 30 years, died at the home of his son,
S. P. Dillard, in Petty’s Chapel community Saturday night at 7
o’clock after a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral
Home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson.
Surviving are six sons, M. C. Dillard, Stamford; S. P. Dillard, S.
P. Dillard, Petty’s Chapel; J. N. Dillard and B. W. Dillard, Ferris,
and Burney Dillard, Big Spring; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Edmondson,
Richland; 36 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Raymond Dillard, Afton Dillard, Weldon Dillard,
Clarence Dillard and Horace and Eugene Edmondson.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- h/o Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” (Eady) Dillard buried in Rice Cemetery,
Rice, Texas; s/o Nathaniel Dillard & Louisiana Sarah (Phillips)
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Maggie Mae (Jordan) Dillard
Mar 3, 1889 - Jan 5, 1952
Mrs. S. P. Dillard Dies Saturday
Mrs. S. P. Dillard, 63, died at the family residence, 513 North
Commerce street, early Saturday.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m.
Sunday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Silas G. Triplett, Church of Christ
Surviving are five sons, J. C., T. C., A. L., R. F., and Kelton
Dillard, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Rufus Szenasi, Holliday;
seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a sister, Miss Jimmie
Jordan, Ennis; a brother, Clarence, Jordan, Los Angeles;
step-mother, Mrs. Venera Jordan, Ennis; and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be George Bush, W. H. Steely, K. L. McKeown, Lester
Atkins, Rufus Pevehouse, L. C. Cook, Judson Blackmon and Louis
Mar 2, 1837 - Oct 19, 1918
Venerable Man Dead.
Franz Ihlefeldt, aged 81 years, father of Band Master Ihlefeldt of
the State Home, died there last night and the remains were interred
in Oakwood this afternoon.
Marie Sophie (Lichenstein) Ihlefeldt
Jul 11, 1873 - Jun 14, 1918
DIED AT THE STATE HOME
Wife of Band Master Passes Away After Brief Illness.
Mrs. Ihlefeldt, wife of F. Idlefeldt, teacher of band at the State
Orphan Home, died there this morning after a brief illness. The
funeral will take place here tomorrow with interment in Oakwood, but
the hour has not been announced. The deceased was an active member
of the Order of Eastern Star here.
LATER—Mrs. Ihlefeldt will be buried tomorrow from the Sutherland
undertaking parlor at 6 p.m. The funeral will be in charge of the
Eastern Star Chapter.
Remains Interred This Afternoon
The funeral of the late Mrs. F. Ihlefeldt, who died at the State
Orphan Home yesterday morning will take place from the Masonic
Temple at 6 o’clock this afternoon. The services will be held in the
Masonic Temple by the Eastern Star lodge, assisted by Rev. H. J.
Ellis of St. John Episcopal church. Many beautiful floral offerings
covered the casket as it lay in the Sutherland Undertaking Parlor.
John Joel Garner, Sr.
Sep 17, 1894 - Apr 18, 1971
Funeral services for Col. John J. Garner (retired), 77, who died
Sunday in Memorial Hospital, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the
Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Leroy M. Brown officiating. Burial was
to be in Oakwood cemetery.
A native of Oak Valley, Col. Garner is a longtime resident of
Corsicana. He served as postmaster here following his retirement
from the United States Army. He was a veteran of World Wars I and
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana: two sons, Lt. Col. John J.
Garner, Jr. of Fort Hood and Avery T. Jackson of Corsicana; three
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Preston
Garner of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Jack Simpson of Corsicana.
Pallbearers include Joe Coggins, Jr., Joe Hashop, J. C. Dillard, O.
S. Bryson, Jr., Paul Kenner, Rutherford Stough, and Clark Jacobs.
Honorary pallbearers are Col. Hal C. Johnson, Edgar Rittersbacher,
S. L. Dublin and Hugh Stewart.
John Edward Dozier
Sep 25, 1905 - May 13, 1987
John E. Dozier
John E. Dozier, 81, of Corsicana died Wednesday at Navarro Regional
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home with the
Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
He was a retired field superintendent for Exxon and a Baptist.
Survivors include a wife, Maud Dozier of Corsicana; four sons, Gene
E. Dozier of Andrews, John O. Dozier of Wichita Falls, James E.
Dozier of Corsicana and George W. Dozier of Memphis, Tenn.; brother
Felix Dozier of Robert Lee; 10 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Sidney Basil Nowell
Nov 28, 1906 Jun 28, 1991
Sidney B. Nowell
Sidney B. Nowell, 84, of Corsicana, died June 28, 1991, at Navarro
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the
Rev. Mike Madden officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
He was born Nov. 28, 1906, in Silver City, and had lived in
Corsicana for 62 years. He was a retired barber and a member of the
St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sidney Lee Nowell of Corsicana and
two brothers, Robert Arnold Nowell of Longview and Roy E. Nowell of
Pallbearers will be John Nowell, Bob Nowell, Frank Nowell, David
Tucker, Jimmy Tyson and David Dunlap.
Sidney Ray Nowell
Dec 6, 1933 - Dec 8, 1933
Infant Died Early Friday at Hospital; Burial in Oakwood
Funeral services were scheduled Friday afternoon at 4:30 for the
two-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney B. Nowell of the State Home,
who died in the P. and S. hospital early Friday morning.
The service will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home
with Rev. C. O. McMillan, State Home Chaplain conducting the
services. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Katrina (Stout) Wright
Mar 16, 1894 - Aug 11, 1983
Mrs. Katrina S. Wright
Mrs. Katrina S. Wright, 89, of Corsicana, widow of Wilber A. Wright,
died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley
She was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana, member of St.
John’s Episcopal Church, charter member of James Blair Chapter of
Daughters of the American Revolution, 19th Century Club, Pan
American Club and life member of Kinsloe House.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Katrine Maxey of Monument,
Colo., and Betty Rollin Wright of Corsicana; four grandsons; a
granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be members of St. John’s Episcopal Church Vestry.
Wilbur A. Wright
Jan 14, 1893 - Nov 14, 1971
Wilbur A. Wright, owner and operator of a local insurance agency
office, died early Monday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas after
undergoing surgery there last week. He was a longtime Corsicana
resident and member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smart, rector of St. John’s Episcopal
Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood
He is survived by his widow of the family home, 1914 W. 3rd Ave.;
two daughters, Miss Betty Rollin Wright of Corsicana and Mrs.
Katrine Maxey of Dallas; five grandchildren; and two sisters.
Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral
Chapel for Wilbur A. Wright, 78, Corsicana insurance agency owner
who died Monday in a Dallas Hospital. The Rev. Dennis Smart was to
officiate. Burial was to be in Oakwood
A resident of Corsicana for 52 years, he was graduated in 1916 from
Michigan State University with a degree in civil engineering. He was
a veteran of World War 1 and a flying instructor. He was a Mason and
during World War 11 served on the OPA rationing board.
He is survived by his widow of Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Betty
Rollin Wright, Corsicana, and Mrs. Katrine Maxey, Dallas; five
grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. A. A. Rather of Ionia, Mich.,
and Mrs. Blanche Walker of Clermont, Fla.
Pallbearers include Hal Johnson, Edgar Rittersbacher, S. L. Dublin,
Roy Love, W. D. Wyatt, R. F. Rutherford, W. A. Lang, Sr., Robert
Cleeland, M. H. Statham, W. D. Robinson, Ed M. Polk, W. V. Mowlam
and Charlie Bee.
Funeral services for Wilbur A. Wright, 78, Corsicana insurance man,
were at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was
in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Smart officiated.
He is survived by his widow, two daughters, five grandchildren and
Roy Elton Bell
Mar 1, 1927 - Jun 17, 1958
Thursday Rites For Roy E. Bell
Funeral services for Roy Elton Bell, 31, accidentally electrocuted
at Denton Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from
the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood
The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost
Bell, a native of Frost, moved to Denton from Corsicana Sunday. He
was reported to have been operating an electric concrete vibrator
while standing on wet ground. He was employed by Busboom and Rauh,
Dallas, contractor on the Industrial Arts Building under
construction on the North Texas State College campus. Artificial
respiration was futile.
Surviving are his wife of Denton; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bell,
Corsicana; three brothers, Robert Earl, Billy Ray and Edward Lee
Bell all of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. George McCarter, Mrs. Edna
Basham, Mrs. Bertha Mae Abbot and Miss Hirdie Lee Bell, all of
Corsicana; Mrs. Harvel McCarter, Roane, and Mrs. Leroy Ewing,
Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were George McCarter, Harvel McCarter, Buddy Bell, Leroy
Ewing, Luther Bell and Eugene McAdams.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday June 19, 1958
- Tex.-Pfc. 316 Bomb Wing AAF WW11 Death certificate says buried in
Frost—obit says buried in Oakwood.
- h/o Dorothy Laverne (Turner) Bell-Voss; s/o Robert Lee Bell and
Lillie Mae (Lemons) Bell
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Robert Phillip “Bob” Foley, Sr.
Sep 4, 1935 - Apr 21, 1989
Robert P. Foley
Robert P. (Bob) Foley, 52, of Corsicana, died April 21, 1989 in
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with
Dr./ David Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood
He was a retired life insurance salesman and was born in Mexia Sep.
4, 1935. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife Beverly Foley of Corsicana; one son,
Robert Phillip Foley 11 of Corsicana; three daughters, Rhonda Kay
Foley of Dallas, Julie Ann Anderson of Mesquite, and Elizabeth Jane
Foley of Lexington Park, Md.; two grandchildren; his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Foley of Mexia; one sister, Ann Day of Garland.
Pallbearers will be Jim Tom Mills, Vernon Gunn, Jack Smith, Harry
Hudson, Walter Scott and George Frigerio.
Waller Clements Payne
Jan 25, 1892 - May 25, 1972
W. C. Payne
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for W. C. Payne of Athens who died Thursday in
Temple. Interment will be in Oakwood
He was a former resident of Pursley Community and owner of the Payne
Flower Shop in Athens.
Survivors include his widow Mrs. W. C. Payne of Athens and other
relatives. (Other information on the Payne service was pending at
W. C. Payne
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral
Chapel for W. C. Payne, 80, owner of Payne Flower Shop of Athens,
Cato Sherrer, Kerens Church of Christ minister, will officiate,
assisted by the Rev. Mickey Edwards. Burial will be in Oakwood
A former resident of Pursley, he was a veteran of
World War 1 and
member of the Athens VFW Post. he died Thursday in Temple.
He is survived by his widow of Athens and two brothers, Hobart Payne
of Breckenridge and Glenn Wells of Tyler.
Pallbearers will be the Rev. Mickey Edwards, George Uhrich, Ferma C.
Stewart, Rufus Pevehouse, Cecil Moore, Maco Stewart, T. E. Stewart
and Robert Cason.
Members of the Athens VFW Post will be honorary pallbearers.
Albert Anderson “Bubba” Sykes
Aug 14, 1898 - Feb 5, 1975
A. A. Sykes
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for A. A. Sykes, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in
Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Williams and Rev. Roy Lee Tumlinson
will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood
He was a native of Dawson and had lived in Corsicana the past eight
Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; five sons, James D. Sykes,
Leo Sykes, Hudine Sykes, and Bobby Lee Sykes all of Corsicana and
Ralph Glenn Sykes of Hillsboro; four daughters Mrs. Cleo Helms, Mrs.
Grace Hallmark, Mrs. Louis Webb, and Mrs. Nelda Pendergraph all of
Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers,
Wendell Sykes of Corsicana and Jack Sykes of Dawson; three sisters,
Mrs. Blossom Michaels and Mrs. Dee Hagle both of Dawson and Mrs.
Minnie Calhoun of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Zola Nesmith, Aldon Nesmith, Roy Nesmith, Olen
Nesmith, Johnny Shaw, and Johnny Williams.
Mattie Lou (Pierce) Chambliss
Aug 29, 1877 - Mar 20, 1969
Mrs. H. L. Chambless, 91, a resident of San Antonio for the past
seven years, died there Thursday in the Baptist Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the Terrell Hills Nazarene Church of San
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Corley
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Tucker and the Rev. O. E.
Permenter officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood
grandsons as pallbearers.
She is survived by two sons, W. R. Chambless, Twenty-nine Palms,
Calif., and C. E. Chambless, San Antonio; seven daughters, Mrs. O.
M. Gilcrease, Corsicana; Mrs. Katherine Willoughby, Port Lavaca;
Mrs. Laura Kutchka, Inez, Texas, Mrs. G. W. Scott and Mrs. Mae
Sylvester, both of San Antonio; Mrs. E. E. Bunnell, Oklahoma City,
Okla., and Mrs. R. E. Lipps, Schertz, Texas, 39 grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Maggie Grissom (Freeman) Church
Sep 5, 1874 - Sep 2, 1962
Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Church
Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar B. Church, 87, of 760 West Ninth
avenue, who died at Twilight Home Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10
a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the first
Baptist church, of which Mrs. Church was a charter member. Burial
was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Showalter, Baytown, and Mrs.
Gordon W. Tabraham, Buffalo, N. Y.; a grandson, Dr. J. C. Showalter,
Liberty; a brother, J. W. Freeman, Waco, and a niece, Mrs. A. B.
Pallbearers were Charlie Bee, Fullwood Boyd, Orman C. Cole, John
Skinner, Paul Miller and O. F. Treadwell.
Samuel Street “Sam” Mitchell
Oct 20, 1906 - May 2, 1975
Graveside rites and burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at
Oakwood Cemetery for Sam Mitchell, 68, a resident-patient of
Mel-Haven Nursing Home who died there Saturday morning. The Rev. B.
W. Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral
He had been a Dallas resident for 20 years before entering Mel-Haven
and was a salesman.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R. R. (Billye) Reynolds, U. S.
Military, stationed in England; a son, Ronnie Mitchell of Dallas;
three grandchildren; one brother, Lonnie Mitchell of Tupelo; and a
sister, Mrs. Ione Love, Houston.
Faye (Ayers) Roberson
Sep 1, 1906 - Jan 4, 1971
Roberson Rites Set Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Roberson, 64, will be held Wednesday
at 2 p.m. in Wesley Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy Davis and the
Rev. James L. Peppers officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood
Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Roberson died Monday at Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Frank H. Roberson of Corsicana; one
daughter, Mrs. Neal Crawford of Corsicana; one son, Claude Ray
Roberson of Garland; five grandchildren; two brothers, Hugh Ayers of
Greenville and Clayton Ayers of Dallas; one sister, Leona Ayers of
Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Jan 5, 1971
- w/o Frank Hervey Roberson; d/o Oliver C. Ayers & Josie Franklin (Todd)
Ayers buried in Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tx.
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Oct 1, 1895 - Mar 4, 1958
Thursday Rites For Clyde Barnes
Funeral services for Clyde Barnes, 62, who died in the Navarro
Clinic Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in Oakwood
Cemetery. He had been ill three weeks.
The rites were conducted by Rev. M. C. Wood.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. George Wilson,
Cleburne; two nephews, Leon Barnes, Irving, and James Barnes,
Pallbearers were Otis Atkeisson, Jud Blackmon, J. B. French, Ed
Howell, L. McCulloch, E. E. Norwood and Haskell Raines.
Barnes, a native of Caldwell, had resided in Corsicana most of his
life. He resided at 1918 West Thirteenth avenue and was a crane
operator at the Bethlehem Supply Company plant here.
Leonard Thomas Barnes
Sep 1, 1894 - Oct 12, 1952
Policeman’s Rites Monday Afternoon
L. T. Barnes, 58, long-time city policeman, 814 West Eleventh
avenue, died in the Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon following a
heart attack several days ago.
Funeral services were planned from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m.
Monday with burial in Oakwood
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist Church.
He was a native Texan.
Barnes served on the police department from June 21, 1923, until
January 5, 1930, and from April 1, 1938 to the time of death.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons Leon Barnes,
Corsicana, and James W. Barnes, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. George W.
Wilson, Cleburne; three grandchildren; a brother, Clyde Barnes,
Pallbearers will be T. Red, Jack Morris, F. V. Chapman, A. E.
Chapman, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, C. A. Patterson, J. W. Higginbotham,
Jr., and J. E. Davant.
Jackson Lee Sutton
May 21, 1863 - Jul 20, 1946
SUNDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL IS HELD FOR J. L. SUTTON
Funeral services for J. L. Sutton, aged 83 years, who died at his
home in the Drane community Saturday morning, were held Sunday
afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon chapel. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist
church. Burial was in Oakwood
Cemetery. Burial was in Oakwood
cemetery. He had resided at Drane for many years.
Surviving are his wife of Drane; six children, Mrs. M. A. Dudley,
Dallas; J. H. Sutton, Drane; Mrs. Kyle Harris and Terry Sutton, both
of Corsicana; Gordon Sutton, Paris, and Leon Sutton, Dallas; 14
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, O. G. and
L. O. Sutton, both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Wayne Elrod, Tommie White, Bill Wynn, Kenward
Sutton, Gwyn Sutton, Morris Dudley, Jr., Harmon M. White, L. S.
Dudley, Herman Hassell, W. E. Fletcher, Jimmie Ragan and Claude
Denbow, all grandsons.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 22, 1946
- 1st wife Dora Bell (Hill) Sutton married Jan. 25, 1884 buried in
Italy Cemetery, Italy, Texas 2nd wife Clara Mable (Prine) Sutton
married Apr. 12, 1917 s/o Hugh James Sutton and Martha Ann (Jones)
Sutton buried in Black Hills Cemetery
- Submitted by Diane Richards
J. L. SUTTON RITES SUNDAY AFTERNOON, BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
J. L. Sutton, aged 83 years, long-time resident of Navarro county,
died at his home in the Drane community Saturday morning at 3
Surviving are his wife, the former Clara Prine, Drane; six children,
Mrs. M. A. Dudley, Dallas; J. H. Sutton, Drane; Mrs. Kyle Harris and
Terry Sutton, both of Corsicana; Gordon Sutton, Paris, and Leon
Sutton, Dallas; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two
brothers, O. G. and L. O. Sutton, both of Corsicana, and other
The family had resided in the Drane community for many years.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the
McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood
Cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge pastor of the First Baptist
The following grandsons will serve as pallbearers : Wayne Elrod,
Tommie White, Bill Wynn, Kenward Sutton, Gwyn Sutton, Morris Dudley,
Jr., Harmon M. White, L. S. Dudley, Herman Hassell, W. E. Fletcher,
Jimmie Ragan, Claude Denbow.
James Elias Prine
Oct 13, 1858 - Oct 9, 1930
FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. E. PRINE
Funeral services for J. E. Prine, aged 72 years, who died Thursday
afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Navarro Clinic, were held from the
residence, 2505 West Ninth avenue, Friday afternoon with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services at the home were conducted by
Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church,
and the Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the grave.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. W. Prine, Mart; Harry J.
Prine, Wichita Falls, and Lawrence Prine, Corsicana; three
daughters, Mrs. J. L. Sutton, Drane; Mrs. G. H. Ferrell, Corsicana,
and Miss Irene Prine, Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Jim McCleary, John H. Brown, J. W. Thompson, R. L.
Dickson, W. McPherson, Chas. Bee, Roy Martin and Fred White.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
J. E. PRINE DIED THURSDAY;
FUNERAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON
J. E. Prine, age 72 years, died at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at
the Navarro Clinic and funeral services will be held Friday
afternoon from his home on the Boulevard at 4 o’clock and will be
conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue
Methodist Church. The Masons will have charge of the services at the
grave. Burial will be in
under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. W. Prine, Mart; Harry J.
Prine, Wichita Falls; Lawrence Prine, Corsicana; three daughters,
Mrs. J. L. Sutton, Drane; Mrs. G. H. Ferrell, Corsicana and Miss
Irene Prine, Corsicana.
George Thomas Hudson, Sr.
Jun 15, 1895 - Oct 28, 1979
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for
George T. Hudson, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial
Hospital. The Revs. James E. Shuler and Peyton Goodman will
officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood
He was a native of Tennessee Colony and had lived in Corsicana for
54 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Tom Hudson
and owned and operated Clowe Floral Co., in Corsicana for many
years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years, a 32nd
degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was a
past patron of Eastern Star, member of the Lions Club, member of
IOOF and he served as a steward at the First Methodist Church for
several years. A World War 1 veteran, he served in the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Laura Clowe Hudson, of
Corsicana; two granddaughters, Laurie Hudson and Betsy Hudson, both
of Corsicana; a grandson, Russell Hudson, of Corsicana; and a
brother, Hollis Hudson, of Tennessee Colony; two sons, William
Hudson and George Hudson, Jr., preceded him in death.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be in
the Businessmen’s Bible Class of First Methodist Church.
Richard Dewey Hickson
Mar 20, 1924 - May 25, 1997
Richard “Dewey” Hickson, 73, of Corsicana, died May 25, in St. Paul
Medical Center in Dallas.
Services are Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel,
with Rev. Harold Scott of Roane Baptist Church officiating. Burial
will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Jay Sewell, Bryan Collier, Clif Tramel, Jack Coggins,
Pat Kindle, Randy Cummins.
Mr. Hickson was born March 20, 1924, in Ellis County, but lived most
of his life in and around Corsicana. He retired after 39 years of
service with the Texas Highway Department, Engineering Division. He
was a World War II veteran, and also continued his military service
to his country.
Mr. Hickson is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret Andrews
Hickson; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Michele Hickson of
Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Robert Funderburk of
Corsicana; sister, Millie Tramel of Corsicana; brother, Larry
Hickson of Austin; five children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Beatrice (Webb) Henson-Simpson
Jul 8, 1906 - May 24, 1997
Beatrice Simpson, 90, of Bentonville, Ark., died May 24, 1997 in
Graveside Services at Oakwood
Cemetery are pending at this time.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Wess and Willie Webb.
Mrs. Simpson is survived by a son, Wayne Henson of Bentonville and a
sister, Winnie Brewer of Odessa.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 26, 1997
- 1st husband Cecil Elsbert Henson married Feb. 6, 1925 2nd husband G.
C. Simpson; d/o James Wesley “Wes” Webb & Willie Lavonia (Alsebrook)
- Submitted by Diane Richards
James Wesley “Wes” Webb
Oct 5, 1868 - Jan 14, 1949
JAMES W. WEBB, RETIRED FARMER, DIES ON FRIDAY
James W. Webb, aged 80 years, retired farmer, died at his home 811
South Eighteenth street at an early hour Friday morning.
A native of Alabama, Webb had resided in Corsicana 36 years.
Funeral services will be held from the Memorial Baptist church
Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North
Side Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, A. H. Webb, Corsicana, and Robert Webb,
Lubbock; six daughters, Mrs. W. C. Simons, Waco; Mrs. J. V. Allen,
Enid, Okla.; Mrs. C. W. Smith, Mrs. G. C. Simpson, Mrs. Terry E.
Fluker and Mrs. Ansel Brewer, all of Corsicana; a brother, R. M.
Webb, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
Pallbearers will be Homer Butler, A. B. Hutson, Claude L. White, M.
W. Simpson, S. B. Taylor and W. W. Green.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
Apr 20, 1915 - Nov 5, 1935
FUNERAL SERVICES MISS EMILY POSTON THURSDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Miss Emily Poston, aged 20, who died at the
family residence, 689 North Commerce street Tuesday night at 9
o’clock, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of
the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood
Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. U. S. Grant, pastor of
the Full Gospel church.
Miss Poston was a member of the 1934 graduating class of the State
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Sarah A. Poston, Corsicana; four
brothers, Arthur Poston, Corsicana; Claude Poston, Breckenridge;
Clarence Poston, Baxter, and Homer Poston, Marfa; four sisters, Mrs.
Myrtle Neyman, Corsicana; Mrs. Stella Cummings, Ennis; Miss Minnie
Fay Poston, Corsicana; and Miss Mary Poston, Poyner.
Pallbearers were Joe Stewart, Willesy Corden, Dovie Odell, Milburn
Neyman, W. J. Taylor and Zack Becton.
MISS EMILY POSTON BE BURIED
THURSDAY MORNING IN OAKWOOD
Funeral services for Miss
Emily Poston, aged 20, 1934
graduate of the State Home,
who died at the family
residence, 539 North
Commerce street, Tuesday
night at 9 o’clock with
interment in Oakwood
cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. U. S.
Grant of the Full Gospel
Surviving are four brothers,
Arthur Poston, Corsicana;
Claude Poston, Breckenridge;
Clarence Poston and Homer
Poston, both of Poyner; and
four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle
Neyman, Mrs. Stella Cummings
and Misses Minnie Fay and
Mary Poston, all of
Finis Lee Seale
Jan 28, 1898 - Nov 11, 1956
Finis L. Seale Is Found Fatally Injured Sunday
Finis L. Seale, 58, vice president of the State National Bank was
found dead about 3 p.m. Sunday on a ledge of the second floor of the
bank building near the northeast corner of the structure. His hat
was found in a men’s restroom on the sixth floor, directly above the
location of his body, Isaac Neely, negro, maintenance man at the
bank, stated. Neely, had discovered the body from the eight floor as
he sought him when he (Seale) failed to return home and his car was
found parked near the bank.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 4
p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood
Cemetery. The rites will be conducted
by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, Fort Worth, retired minister, former
pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church here of which Seale
was a member.
Seale was a native of Kerens and came to Corsicana in 1923 with the
First State Bank and went to the State National Bank when the two
banks were merged in the early 1930s. He was a Rotarian and Mason.
Walter Hayes, justice of the peace, conducted a coroner’s hearing
Monday morning but did not immediately return a verdict pending a
hearing of additional witnesses not available Monday at midmorning.
Talked To Workmen
Seale came to the bank Sunday morning, is reported to have conversed
with workmen employed in improvements and changes in progress in the
main banking establishment, then went by elevator operated by James
Earl Polk, negro, to either the fifth or sixth floors.
Neely said that in the afternoon, he was contacted by Mrs. Seale when the banker failed to return home, and seeing his car still
parked near the bank, immediately inaugurated a search of the building with Polk. Neely looked out of an eighth floor window and
saw the body on a ledge where the air conditioning units are located. A window was reported open between the fifth and sixth
floors on a stair landing. Neely was not positive whether the restroom window was open.
Neely said he frequently drove Seale’s car for him to Kerens to visit his brothers and other places on Sundays, but had not seen the
banker Sunday until he discovered the body.
Injured In Auto Crash
Seale, his wife and daughter were critically injured Christmas, 1954, in an automobile accident in East Corsicana, and James Cerf, bank director and close associate of Seale, said he was still
undergoing treatment for injuries suffered two years ago. He went to Waco for a brace last week, Cerf said.
Earl Seale, Kerens, a brother, president of the First National Bank at Kerens, also said his brother had never fully recovered from the
injuries suffered in the 1954 wreck.
Dick Salter, deputy sheriff, answered the call and Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, also conducted an investigation Sunday afternoon.
Dead Several Hours
It is believed Seale had been dead several hours when his body was discovered. A part of a tile section on the ledge was broken and blood was discovered on the ledge floor. His right arm and left leg
were shattered by the fall.
Seale’s death came one week after N. Suttle Roberts, long-time president of this bank, died following surgery and a short illness.
Roberts was buried last Monday, one week ago today.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Lois Carroll of Waxahachie to whom he was married in December 1926, and a daughter, Miss Mary
Lois Seale, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Earl, K. B. and C. M. Seale, all of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew McClung, Kerens, and
Pallbearers will be James Cerf, W. L. Holman, Alton Justiss, W. B.
Levy, Chester Sprinkle, George Gillespie, J. D. Michaels, and David Ralston. Honorary pallbearers will be officials and directors of the State National Bank and friends of the family.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 12, 1956
- h/o Winnie Lois (Carroll) Seale married Dec. 15, 1926; s/o William Mitchell Seale & Mary Janette “Nettie” ( Posey) Seale
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Agrippa Hamilton “Grip” Scott
Feb 4, 1861 - Oct 17, 1932
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR G. H. SCOTT HELD WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for G. H. Scott, aged 68 years, long time resident of Navarro county, who died at his home, corner East Twelfth avenue
and South Eight street, Monday evening at 10 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from
the Calvary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood
Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn,
pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.
The family resided in the Emmett community for many years prior to moving to Corsicana 16 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, six daughters, Mrs. H. A. Varnell, of Louisana; Mrs. Clifton Nicks, of California; Mrs. W. B. Mullins, Corsicana; Mrs. H. S. Scroggins, Corsicana; Mrs. O. E. Preston,
Corsicana; and Mrs. Dave Perry, Houston; and a son Wilson Scott, Corsicana.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.
Franklin Thomas Sr.
July 26, 1934 - Aug 11, 2013
Franklin Thomas, formerly of Corsicana and Mabank,
passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at the age of 79.
Carlos was born July 26, 1934 in the Jester Community in
Navarro County to Wade Davidson Thomas and Vera Gladys
Staggs Thomas. He married Lola Eva Mosley on Aug. 11,
1954 in Mildred. Carlos worked as a police officer in
Snyder, Texas and later in the police reserves when he
began a career as a truck driver. He attended the
Mildred Baptist Church and the Tundra Baptist Church
where he loved to sing in the choir and help out where
needed. Carlos had lots of activities in his life like
hunting and fishing with his family and teaching his
children how to garden. But playing golf three times a
week was how he spent his time lately and he was excited
to score a hole-in-one.
He is preceded in death by his parents Wade and Vera
Thomas; his wife of 47 years, Lola Eva Thomas; sons
Carlos Franklin Thomas and Dane Davidson Thomas; and
brothers Wade Lee Thomas, James Harvey Thomas, Windol
Royce Thomas, Jackie Dale Thomas and Ronald Gene Thomas.
He is survived by his children Valerie Riley and husband
Steve of Forest Burg and Gladys Bright and husband Darin
of Bedford; grandchildren Jacob Riley of Forest Burg,
Jeffery Riley and wife Maxine of North Richland Hills,
Jeremy Riley of San Antonio and Corey Ryder of Bedford.
Carlos is also survived by great-grandchildren Christian
Riley, Noble Riley, Anna Hensarling, Chris Thomas,
Stormy Thomas and McKenzie Thomas; siblings, Larry
Thomas of Mabank, Don Earl Thomas of Lancaster, Beth
Allen of Austin, Gwen Faulk and husband Marshall of
Millington, Tenn., Renee Waller and husband Ernest of
Andrews and Deene Wadsworth of Midland. He is also
survived by special great-nieces Destiny and Chloe and
numerous nieces, nephews, cherished family and friends
and other loved ones.
Visitation with the family was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
13, 2013 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
at 1 p.m. at Mildred Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Neal
and Bro. George Decker officiating. Burial will follow
Campbell - Elrod Cemetery with pallbearers being his
nephews; Dennis Thomas, Larry Don Thomas, Ronald Thomas,
Gavin Allen, Harvey Waller and Tracy Wadsworth. Honorary
pallbearers will be his grandsons.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Tundra
Baptist Church at
2313 FM 1651 Canton, Texas 75103 or Mildred Baptist
Church at 5502 South Highway 287 Corsicana, Texas 75109.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
June 19, 1960 - Aug 10, 2013
Loyd Cook, 53, passed away of natural causes at his
residence on Aug. 10, 2013.
Loyd was born June 19, 1960, to Bill and Sammye Cook in
Corsicana. He was a 1978 graduate of Terrell High
School. He had been a news reporter for the past 15
years. He was employed by the Kaufman Herald for the
past three years and also worked for the Brownsboro
Statesman, the Kerens Tribune and the Corsicana Daily
Sun. Loyd loved the written word.
He loved to read and he loved to write. It was important
to him to report the truth, and to entertain and make
his readers think with his columns.
He was predeceased by his wife Joanne Cook; parents,
Bill and Sammye Cook; and sister, Lisa Cook Goss.
He is survived by one daughter, Carla Cook Unberhagen
and husband Clay; sons, Bobby Boucher and Billy Spears;
and sister, Lori Hobbs and husband Johnny; five
grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013,
at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at
Paschal’s Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Wes
Pallbearers will be Johnny Hobbs, Sammy Hobbs, Stephen
Hobbs, Clay Unberhagen, Bobby Boucher and Billy Spears.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Berlanta Awad (Makkar)
Feb 8, 1946 - Aug 7, 2013
Berlanta Awad Maddison, 67, of Corsicana, passed away on
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Eureka.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1946, in Cairo, Egypt, to
parents, Awad and Margarite Makkar.
She was employed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Insurance Company, and retired after 30 plus years of
service with them.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Maddison of
Corsicana; sons, Ramsis Maddison of Corsicana and Mica
Nguyen of Dallas; daughter, Mary Craig and husband Bob
of Rockville, Va.; granddaughters, Jennifer, Amanda and
Sarah Craig of Rockville, Va.; brother, Ramses Makkar
and wife Sherri; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
of the Makkar and Maddison families; brother-in-law,
Robert (Bob) Maddison and wife Linda of Des Moines,
Iowa; sister-in-law, Barbara Donnell and husband Bill of
Sioux City, Iowa.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at
Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug.
12, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Amy Anderson officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Pallbearers will Mica Nguyen, Rob Alexander, Paul
Rasbury and Jimmy Buchanan.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Sept 19, 1993 - Aug 7, 2013
Shane Scruggs, 19, of Streetman, passed away Aug. 7,
2013 in Jal, New Mexico.
Briar was born Sept. 19, 1993, in Corsicana. He
graduated Wortham High School in 2012. He was Homecoming
King, had a distinguished high school football career
and was a mentor for kids without fathers program. He
was a member of Christian FCA and a little league coach.
Briar loved to play his harmonica, loved to hunt and was
a true country boy thru and thru and was known as
“Bubba” to many. His motto/favorite verse was
Philippians 4:13 NKJV “I can do all things through
Christ who strengthens me.”
Briar is survived by his fiancé, Cassidy Campbell of
Streetman; daughter, Aubree Scruggs of Streetman; mother
and step-father, Melisa Hogan Sikes and Josh of
Streetman; father and step-mother, Shane Scruggs and
Lisa of Richland; stepdad, Heath McDaniel; sisters,
Josey Scruggs of Streetman, Haylee Sikes of Flinn;
brothers, Lucas Gilbert of Richland, Wyatt Scruggs of
Richland and Cason Sikes of Flinn; grandparents, Debbie
Watson of Rural Shade, Ed Scruggs of Eureka, Juanita
Hogan of Kirvin, Jerry Hogan of Kirvin and Paul and Mary
Black of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; uncles and aunts, James and
Chris Haley of Wortham, Joshua and Lacie Black of
Hixson, Tenn., Adam and Kristen Barnes of Soddy Daisy,
Tenn., Johnny and Cindy Goodnight of Corsicana, James
and Tiffany Hogan, Jason and Tammy Cochran, Chuck and
Jerri “Baby” Richards and Robert and Rocquel Hogan;
cousins, Kala, Kelsie and Kole Haley, Owen and Harper
Barnes, Justin Goodnight, John and Kristi Goodnight and
family, Drake Pendegrass, Kent Bonner, Brooke and Hagen
Hogan, Spring, Coy and Richard Hogan and Hannah, Peyton
and Paisley Hogan; numerous great aunts, cncles,
cousins, extended family and friends, including his best
friends, Micah McCord and cousin, Christopher McDaniel
and Trey Hogan.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at
First Baptist Church Wortham.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12,
2013, at the First Baptist Church Wortham with the Rev.
Justin Colquette officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.
Serving as pallbearers will be James Michael Hogan,
Robert Allen Hogan, Micah McCord, Christopher McDaniel,
Ben Knight and Kyle Goerner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Castlow, Ian Winsor,
Larry Bennett, Cooper Warren, Drake Pendegrass, Joe
McDaniel and Trey Hogan.
Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.
Feb 17, 1947 - Aug 7, 2013
Glicksman passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in
She was born on Feb. 17, 1947, and raised in Macomb,
Ill. She lived the past 25 years in Corsicana. She was
an avid dancer in her younger years and won awards in
West Coast Swing dance championships. She was active in
the Kinsloe House and loved animals.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Dr. Joseph
Glicksman; her dog babies, Lexie and Louis; and her
step-children and their spouses, Jeffrey and Paige Mims
of Dallas, Kyle and Rockie Glicksman of Corsicana, and
Chris and Brooke Norch of Sherman. She is also survived
by two sisters and a brother, Patricia Berger of
Minnesota, Jim Roe and his wife Cindy of Colorado, and
Kay Lunt of Illinois; and stepmother, Mary Roe. She is
also survived by her seven grandchildren, Chloe Cate and
Sloan Glicksman, Lauren and Logan Norch, and John
Harold, Elizabeth and Cathy Mims. She is further
survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Roe; and
her mother, Opal Kellum.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F.
Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Kyle Glicksman, Jeff Mims, Chris
Norch, Frank Hignett, Ronnie Watkins and Ronnie
Memorial contributions may be made to the Navarro County
Humane Society, PO Box 1734 Corsicana, Texas 75151
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Lakesia Renee Curry-Harvey
abt 1979 - Aug 3, 2013
Renee Curry-Harvey, 34, and Baby Girl Janella Delores
Curry Lockey, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be noon to 7
p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at M.R. Smith Parlor for
Funerals. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 10, 2013, at Second Mission Baptist Church. Lionell
Alexander will give the eulogy. Interment will follow at
Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor
Darlene Miriam (Porter)
abt 1932 - Aug 6, 2013
Holloway, resident of Pelham, passed away peacefully on
Aug. 6, 2013, at the age of 81. She went to be with her
Lord Jesus Christ surrounded by her loving family.
Born to Elmer and Jimmie Porter in Pelham, she was the
middle child of five children.
Darlene was predeceased by her loving husband, Michael
Holloway Jr., her brother, James Wilburn Porter; her
parents; and nephew, Dr. Rick Heiskell.
A fifth generation Pelham Community native, she grew up
in Pelham and accepted Christ into her life at an early
age at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham. After
graduating from Pelham High School at age 15 in 1948,
she attended Samuel Huston College (now Huston Tillotson
University) and graduated with honors in 1952. After
beginning her teaching career in Pelham, she completed
her master’s degree at the University of Denver and
furthered her post-graduate studies at the University of
California at Los Angeles.
Darlene married Michael Holloway Jr. in 1960, they had
no children. She joined him in Dallas and continued her
teaching career as a dedicated classroom teacher,
counselor, and principal in Ferris ISD. She retired as a
Home School Coordinator from the Dallas ISD in 1985 and
returned to the Pelham Community, focused on loving and
caring for her community.
During this time, she was instrumental in setting up a
4H scholarship to honor her mother, Jimmie Porter, which
is still offered to this day. As a retiree, Darlene had
a passion for gardening, volunteering, genealogy
studies, music, maintaining and beautifying the
community entryways, parks, historical markers and could
be seen picking up litter in the community daily. She
loved cultivating and giving away vegetables from her
garden. Instrumental in starting the Pelham Community
History Museum in 2001, Darlene maintained a vision for
the museum’s place in the community and kept a special
hope and vigil that it could be lifted to its highest
potential. There are few lives untouched by Darlene in
the Pelham community, and she will be missed by all.
She lived passionately throughout her life, both a
servant leader and selfless philanthropist, always
reaching out to those in need. She gave her whole life
to the enrichment of her family and community as an
active long-standing member of Wesley United Methodist
Church, where she served as pianist and caregiver.
Beginning in February of 1992, Darlene volunteered
numerous hours as a “Pink Lady” with the Navarro
Regional Hospital Auxiliary. She took great pride in
assisting with outpatient surgery on Wednesday mornings,
registered patients, and escorted customers to lab,
radiology, OP surgery and many other areas. She received
numerous awards, including being named Volunteer of the
Month of July in 2007 as well as recognition giving over
3,700 hours per year to this very meaningful and
worthwhile service organization.
Darlene was a loving wife, sister, aunt, cousin, and
friend. She is survived by her sister, Cecilia Heiskell;
brother, Bernard Porter Sr.
(Alva Jean); sister, Elayne Robinson (Burtis), all of
Pelham. Her very grateful and devoted nieces and nephew
are Ronnie Heiskell (Truly), and children Sean,
Stephanie, Stephen and Charis of Houston; Michael
Heiskell (Anita) and children Marin, James, Michael Jr.
and Mason of Fort Worth; Bernard Porter Jr. and children
Nicole and Nicholas of Corsicana; Bruce Porter and
children April and Candace of Oklahoma City, Okla.;
Connie Hicks (Sidney) and children Sid and Chris of
Rochester, Mich.; Ralph Porter (Pam) and children Lauren
and Ryan of Abilene; Tina Baker and son Andre Jr. of
Dallas; Brad Robinson (Felicia) and children Constance,
Jonathan, Jordan, and Joshua of Memphis, Tenn. She
leaves behind many cousins and many other extended
family members and many friends.
The most “precious gems” of her life were her beloved
nieces and nephews which were a source of great joy and
pride for her. They remember her as an avid and tireless
supporter and cheerleader, always putting their needs
first. Though her community service was outstanding,
even more remarkable was her devotion to her family and
friends. “We are deeply saddened by her passing, but
strengthened by her faith and legacy,” said Michael
Heiskell, one of Holloway’s nephews.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her former students of
Pelham High School.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 9, 2013, with Quiet Hour with the family from 6 to
7 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.
A memorial service will be held at Wesley United
Methodist Church, Pelham, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.
10, 2013. Following is a graveside service at the
Ranch Family Cemetery in Pelham.
Dear ones, there’s something you need to know;
Death has knocked upon my door, And I am ready to go.
I have no strength left within Me to stay and fight,
And I have no desire to – now I’ve seen the light.
For the light of death is brighter Than the light of
And death’s sweet voice is calling Me – calling me away.
So dear ones, very soon I know That you will weep,
As my body falls into an everlasting sleep. But read
these words I’ve written once again, and you will see,
I welcome death with loving arms – It holds no fear for
Ira Almer "Richie" Richards III
May 8, 1961 - Aug 8, 2013
Mr. Ira “Richie” Richards III, 52, of Corsicana passed away on
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. A
memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at
the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by
selecting the Ira “Richie” Richards III obituary. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mr. Ira Almer "Richie" Richards, III, age 52, of Corsicana passed
away on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana,
Texas. He was born on May 8, 1961 in Longview, Washington.
He was employed as an automotive technician with Snap-on Tools.
He is survived by his son, Nic Richards of Frisco; parents, Ira A. &
Myrtle Richards of Corsicana; sisters, Shirley Richards Dilse and
husband Jim of Boonville, MO and Kathy Richards Stevens and husband
John of League City; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a
big host of friends.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11,
2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves
Velma Faye (Ramsey) Black
Nov 2, 1933 - Aug 8, 2013
Velma Faye Ramsey Black, 79, of Farmers Branch, TX passed away
on August 8, 2013. Mrs. Black was born in Corsicana, TX on November
2, 1933. Her husband Carey F. Black, her parents, Homer and Myrtle
Greer Ramsey of Corsicana, and her brother Lowell Ramsey of
Corsicana preceded her in death.
Her sister Francis Ellington, three children, Michael, Cindy, and
David, and her three grandchildren, Jennifer, Lauren, and Angela
survive her. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and
sister. Velma was involved in her church and enjoyed her Sunday
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Farmers
Branch on August 13th, 2013 at 11am with Brother Sam Underwood
officiating. A graveside service will immediately follow at Hilltop
Memorial Park. Arrangements by Rhoton Funeral Home.
Oct 4, 1915 - Jul 4, 2004
Lloyd Suggs, 88 died on Sunday, July 4, 2004 at Conroe
Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Vernon, Texas on October 4, 1915. A child of
depression years. Lloyd was raised in the states' orphanages
in Corsicana, Texas. He retired from Ralston Purina Company
in Fort Worth, Texas, after 40 years employment.
Survivors include his wife; Frances, step-daughter; Bonnie
Busbee and husband Carl of Conroe, step son; Thomas O'Hare
and wife Susan of San Francisco, California, three
grandchildren and six great grandchildren, sister; Velma
Hicks of Amarillo, Texas, Jay Delcroix of Pennsylvania,
brother; Wayne of Albuquerque, NM, also survived by a host
other loving extended family members, including, several
nieces and nephews.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date at
Garden Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to The
Lighthouse of Houston, 3602 West Dallas, P.O. Box 130435,
Houston, TX 77219-0435.