Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas


HOME



 

Lonnie Marion Gibson
Oct 28, 1921 - Jun 30, 1944

LONNIE GIPSON DIED THURSDAY NIGHT; BE BURIED ON MONDAY

Lonnie Gipson, age 23 years, died Thursday night at 905 South Seventeenth street. Funeral services will be held sometime Monday from the Corley Chapel with Rev. A. L. Meador conducting the rites. Burial will be in Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mattie Gipson, Corsicana; two brothers, George Gipson, Davisville, R. I., John M. Gipson, U. S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Grimes, Corsicana; Miss Geraldine Gipson, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

Volney Scott
Apr 8, 1844 - Nov 21, 1944

VOLNEY SCOTT, AGED HENDERSON COUNTY NATIVE, IS BURIED

Funeral services for Volney Scott, 90, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence at Malakoff with Rev. Weldon Brooks conducting the rites. Burial was in Post Oak cemetery. He died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Malakoff.

He was a native of Henderson county.

Surviving are two sons, J. B. Scott, Corsicana; D. Scott, Trinidad; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Robinson, Mrs. Sam McClain and Mrs. Rosa McClain, all of Malakoff; a half-sister, Mrs. Minerva Hanna, Dawson; 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:


Hugh William Stewart
Aug 14, 1891 - Apr 17, 1944

Hugh W. Stewart Died Early Monday

Hugh W. Stewart, age 52 years, died at his home, 1412 North Beaton street, early Monday morning. Funeral arrangements are not complete pending word from relatives, but will be held from the Corley Chapel, with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; four sons, Hugh Stewart, Jr., Colorado; Odie Lee, James and Tommy Stewart, Corsicana; a daughter, Dorothy Ann Stewart, Corsicana; a brother, James Earl Stewart, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Notes:

-----

Rites Tuesday For Hugh W. Stewart Who Died Monday

Funeral services for Hugh W. Stewart, age 52 years, who died at his home on North Beaton Street Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and burial was in Post Oak Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, a daughter, a brother and other relatives.

Notes:


Samuel Dillard Harrison Burke, Sr.
Aug 27, 1882 - Jul 15, 1944

SAMUEL D. BURKE DIED ON SATURDAY; RITES INCOMPLETE

Samuel D. Burke, age 62 years, died at his home, 1504 South Seventeenth street Saturday morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from relatives.

Mr. Burke was a native of Navarro county and had lived in Corsicana and the county all his life.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; six sons, S. D. Burke, Jr., Louisiana; J. M. Burke, Ennis; E. A. Burk, Big Spring; Pfc. Eugene S. Burke, Camp Richie, Md.; Newton E. A. Burke, Fort Bliss, El Paso; J. O. Burke, Hawaiian Islands; a grandson, Chester Sprinkle, whom he raised is with the armed forces somewhere in the South Pacific area; four daughters, Mrs. M. E. Ray, Kilgore; Mrs. E. J. Mattecheck, Webster, S. D.; Mrs. W. J. James, Overton; Mrs. H. D. Scruggs, Corsicana; two brothers, R. O. Burke, Fort Worth; J. J. Burke, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Iola Jackson, Oklahoma City; Mrs. R. I. Owen, LaVernia; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

----

FUNERAL SERVICES SAMUEL D. BURKE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Samuel D. Burke, age 62 years, who died at his home here Saturday morning were held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Sutherland McCammon Chapel. Rev. A. L. Meador conducted the rites and burial was in Post Oak cemetery.

A native of Navarro county he had resided in Corsicana and the county all his life.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, four daughters, two brothers, two sisters, 10 grandchildren and other relatives. One grandson, Charles H. Sprinkle, whom he raised is with the U. S. armed services in the South Pacific area.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Homer Bryant, Gene Harris, Homer Olsen, A. W. Ray, and Rex Manning.

Notes:


Addie Clark (Nowell) Duncan
Aug 2, 1881 - Feb 24, 1944

RITES ON SATURDAY FOR MRS. W. H. DUNCAN WHO DIED OKLAHOMA

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Duncan, age 62 years, who died in Ada, Okla., Thursday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Revs. J. I. Cartlidge and E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Van Zandt county, Mrs. Duncan moved to Corsicana in 1907 and made this her home until a few years ago when she moved to Ada.

Surviving are a son, Barney Duncan, Ada, Okla., a daughter, Mrs. G. C. Lancaster, Dallas; two brothers, Percy Nowell, Corsicana; L. D. Nowell, Arp; a sister, Mrs. O. T. Nowell, Corsicana, four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Walter Hamilton, John Hughes, Jim Pugh, Joe Rehders and Jim Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Notes:


Ina Etoil (Prather) Lawhon
Jan 1, 1884 - Jan 28, 1944

MRS. J. D. LAWHON DIED EARLY FRIDAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Mrs. J. D. Lawhon, age 60 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Ed Turner, Briton; Mrs. W. H. Matthews, Temple; Mrs. Odell Cox, Corsicana; Mrs. V. H. Scrimshire, Corsicana; three sons, J. R. Lawhon, Fort Worth; J. E. Lawhon, Corsicana; Tommie Lawhon, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Roach, Denison; Mrs. Mabel English, Midlothian; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. N. Garitty, Lee Buck, C. P. Perry, C. C. Sands, Joe Isom, C. O. Curington, Robert Williams and J. H. Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

----

Funeral Services For Mrs. Lawhon Saturday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. J. D. Lawhon, age 60 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, four daughters, three sons, two sisters and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 29, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John David Lawhon married Nov 22, 1903; d/o Elexander Hamilton Prather & Evelyn (Miller) Prather buried in Midlothian cemetery, Midlothian, Tx.

Elsie Ruth Morton
Jun 29, 1944 - Jun 30, 1944

Rites On Friday For Elsie Ruth Morton; Burial In Oakwood

Funeral rites for Elsie Ruth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Morton, who died at the P. and S. Hospital, were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Bobby Doyle, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Morton, Fort Worth; grandmother, Mrs. Clara Allgood, Odessa and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:


Owen Earl Howard
Sep 8, 1892 - May 10, 1944

OWEN EARL HOWARD DIED HERE TUESDAY; RITES ON THURSDAY

Owen Earl Howard, age 51 years, died at his home here Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. H. Baldridge conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Howard had been a blacksmith here for several years.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Eldridge Howard, Corsicana; Preston Howard, Corsicana; Sgt. Tom Howard, U. S. Army; Pvt. Leon Howard, U. S. Army; three brothers, Tom Howard, Athens; Jim Howard, Powell; Henry Howard, Freeport; a sister, Mrs. P. R. Stough, Waco; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

----

FUNERAL RITES FOR O. E. HOWARD WERE HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Owen Earl Howard, age 51 years, who died at his home here Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. J. H. Baldridge conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, three brothers, a sister, two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Raymond Wilson, J. A. Penney, Walter Beaton, John Haynie, Arthur Boldin and Lloyd Chambliss.

Notes:


Maude Mae (McGovern) Howard
Dec 4, 1894 – Sep 1, 1963

Mrs. M. Howard Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Maude Howard, 68, was found dead in Northwest Apartment 1-B Sunday morning.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, conducted an inquest and returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” after City Officers Bates and Dunlap had been summoned by relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer S. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Native of Navarro county, she had resided at Northwest Apartments for the past three years.

Surviving are two sons, D. F. Howard, Corsicana, and Tom Howard, Barry; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a brother, Francis McGovern, Dresden; two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Woodard, Purdon, and Mrs. Verlon Chambers, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Notes:

----

Hold Services Mrs. M. Howard

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Howard, 68, found dead at her residence, Northwest Apartments, Sunday were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer S. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” after an investigation Sunday.

Mrs. Howard was a native of Navarro county and resided at Northwest Apartments for three years.

Surviving are two sons, D. F. Howard, Corsicana, and Tom Howard, Barry; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a brother, Francis McGovern, Dresden; two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Woodard, Purdon, and Mrs. Verlon Chambers, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Jones, Lester Goss, Ed Blackburn, Jack Bridges, R. A. Watson, Randall Davis.

Notes:


Clabe Andrew “Jack” Dempsey
Nov 29, 1904 - Dec 16, 1944

JACK DEMPSEY WAS KILLED IN MERCER OIL FIELD ACCIDENT

Jack Dempsey, 40, resident of Mildred community many years, was accidentally killed while at work in an oil field at Mercer Saturday. The body will be returned here for burial and will arrive shortly after noon Wednesday. arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of relatives.

Surviving are his wife, Mercer, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dempsey, Texas City; three brothers, Sgt. A. H. Dempsey, U. S. Army; Pvt. Bob Dempsey, U. S. Army over seas; James Dempsey, Texas City; three sisters, Mrs. T. F. George, Texas City; Mrs. Andy Hampton, Texas City; Mrs. W. D. Myers, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

----

Rites For Victim Oil Field Accident Be Held On Friday

Funeral services for C. A. (Jack) Dempsey, 40, who was killed in an oil field accident at Mercer Saturday, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. E. Inlow conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and other relatives.

Notes:

----

Dempsey Rites Held Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for C. A. (Jack) Dempsey, 40, who was killed in an oil field accident at Mercer Saturday were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. J. E. Inlow conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and other relatives.

Notes:


Tommie Bessie (Wafer) Ferguson
Jul 25, 1880 - May 14, 1964

Hold Services Mrs. Ferguson

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Ferguson, 73, of 711 West Eighth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member.

The family resided in Powell prior to moving to Corsicana in 1945.

Surviving are a son, H. J. Ferguson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Reuben R. Bunch, Ennis; Mrs. Eugene S. Thoroughman, Dallas, and Mrs. Ralph L. Carlisle, Cheyenne, Wyo.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Bert Wafer, Corsicana and Richard Wafer, Paris, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. A. E. Highnote and Mrs. J. C. Browning, both of Corsicana and Mrs. O. T. Horner, Teague, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Tipton, H. C. Conant, Ed Aston, Jack Russell, Wayne Haynie and Herman Rhoads.

Notes:


Bert Wafer
Mar 28, 1900 - Dec 24, 1965

Bert Wafer Of Eureka Dies

Bert Wafer, 65, native of Hubbard, died in Memorial hospital Friday morning. He was caretaker at Camp Wanica.

Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Nell Jones, Corsicana; a son, Melvin Kennedy, Lubbock; five grandchildren, a brother, D. Wafer, three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Browning and Mrs. A. E. Highnote, both of Corsicana and Mrs. O. T. Horner, Teague.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 24, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Cordelia (Dawson) Wafer married Nov 25, 1926 2nd wife Ruth E. (Jetton) Wafer married Jul. 20, 1935 3rd wife Junita France (Erwin) Kennedy-Wafer; s/o Thomas Alec Wafer & Lucy Blanche (Richardson) Wafer

----

Bert Wafer Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Bert Wafer, 65, native of Hubbard, long-time Corsicana and Eureka resident, who died in Memorial hospital Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. He was caretaker at Camp Wanika.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer L. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Nell Jones, Corsicana; a son, Melvin Kennedy, Lubbock; five grandchildren, a brother, Dick Wafer, three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Browning and Mrs. A. E. Highnote, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. O. T. Horner, Teague, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. L. Ayres, S. D. Goins, R. A. Jones, Frank Merrell, Chick Reed, L. P. Tilton and Robert Daniel.

Notes:


Todd Alexander Wafer
Aug 28, 1901 - Feb 5, 1956

Todd A. Wafer Expires Sunday

Todd A. Wafer, 54, Bethlehem machinist, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Hubbard, Hill county, Wafer resided at 1629 West Tenth avenue.

Surviving are his wife; a son, David, and a daughter, Nancy Wafer, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Bert Wafer, Corsicana and Dick Wafer, Fort Smith, Ark.; four sisters, Mrs. Alfred Highnote, Mrs. J. C. Browning, Mrs. T. M. Ferguson, all of Corsicana and Mrs. O. T. Horner, Teague, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. B. Mitchell, Earl Honea, Herman Ganze, E. C. Rabe, Eddie Humphries and Frank Leathers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 6, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Lou (Vaughan) Wafer 2nd wife Vera Fay (Pope) Wafer married Feb. 26, 1938 s/o Thomas Alec Wafer and Lucy Blanche (Richardson) Wafer

-----

Monday Services For Todd Wafer

Funeral services for Todd A. Wafer, 54, Bethlehem Machinist, who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday after a several months illness, were held Monday at 4 p.m., from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Hubbard, Wafer resided at 1629 West Tenth avenue.

Surviving are his wife; a son, David, and a daughter, Nancy Wafer, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Bert Wafer, Corsicana and Dick Wafer, Fort Smith, Ark.; four sisters, Mrs. Alfred Highnote, Mrs. J. C. Browning, Mrs. T. M. Ferguson, all of Corsicana and Mrs. O. T. Horner, Teague, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. B. Mitchell, Earl Honea, Herman Ganze, E. C. Rabe, Eddie Humphries and Frank Leathers.

Notes:


Wanda Oleta Jones
B&D Nov 13, 1944

Rites Here Thursday For Wanda Oleta Jones Who Died in Dallas

Funeral services for Wanda Oleta, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Jones, who died in Dallas Monday, were held Thursday morning at 20 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. A. L. Meador conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Lurline and Genell Jones; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jones, Lubbock; grandmother, Mrs. Shelby Sloan, Dallas, and other relatives.

Notes:


INFANT SON Poston
B&D Sep 22, 1944

Rites On Saturday Afternoon For Infant Son of A. E. Postons

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Poston, who died early Saturday, were held at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, John Lee, Gene and Randall Poston, Corsicana; two sisters, Louise and Frances Poston, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:


John Kanady Bailey
Apr 10, 1874 - Jan 9, 1944

Funeral Services For John K. Bailey Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for John K. Bailey, pioneer resident of Navarro county who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. T. A. Vaughn conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Joe Weldon Bailey, U. S. Navy; three brothers, Samuel Bailey, Huntington; P. H. Bailey and R. P. Bailey both of Jacksonville; a sister, Mrs. M. A. Lowlady, Jacksonville and other relatives.

Members of the IOOF Lodge were pallbearers.

Notes:


Mattie Ida (York) Bailey
Feb 20, 1896 - Jan 9, 1966

Mrs. Bailey Rites Monday

Mrs. Mattie Bailey, 69, native of Purdon, died in the IOOF Home in Ennis Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. E. Nunn.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. E. Crews, Dallas, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Allen York, Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 10, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Kanady Bailey; d/o William Andrew “Will” York, Sr. & Missouri Elizabeth (Cooey) York buried in Younger cemetery

Edward "Ed" Fortner
Feb 26, 1875 in Canada - Jun 15, 1966

Ed Fortner, 91, Dies Wednesday

Ed Fortner, 91, of 1227 West Third avenue, died at the family home early Wednesday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 5 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Stephen Massie, pastor of the First Christian church.

Native of Louisville, Ky., he had resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Abe Fortner, San Diego, Calif.; Dick Fortner, Chicago; John Zarafonitis, Friendswood; Pete Zarafontis, Corpus Christi, and Paul Zarafonitis, Vidor; two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Pendley, Tulsa, Okla. And Mrs. Alberta Fines, Wichita, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Miss Zelpha Fortner, Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

Notes:


Daniel A. “Dan” McLeod
1878 - Apr 19, 1944

D. A. M’LEOD DIED IN ARIZONA; TO BE BURIED CORSICANA

D. A. McLeod died Wednesday in Chandler, Ariz., and the body is being returned here for interment. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a former resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura McLeod, Chandler, Ariz.; two sons, B. W. McLeod, Big Spring; Maurice McLeod, Mississippi; two brothers, Homer McLeod, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. N. Trull, Navarro; Mrs. Cole Tate, Magnolia, Ark., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 24, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Ida Jane “Mollie” (Cray) McLeod married Feb. 8, 1903 2nd wife Laura (UNKNOWN) McLeod; s/o Elijah McLeod & Mary Jane (Burnsides) McLeod

-----

Rites on Wednesday For D. A. McLeod

Funeral services for D. A. McLeod, who died Wednesday at Chandler, Ariz. will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, two brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

Notes:

-----

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR D. A. M’LEOD

Funeral services for D. A. McCloud, who died Wednesday in Chandler, Ariz., were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock Rev. W. H. Day conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, two brothers, two sisters, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Burros, L. M. Bonner, J. A. Howard, Hugh Stewart, E. M. Stewart and Henry Slate.

Notes:


Birdie/Bessie O. (Hambrick) McLeod
Dec 5, 1901 - Jul 28, 1977

Mrs. McLeod

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bessie (E.W.) McLeod, 75, native of Eastland and resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, E. W. McLeod of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Rainbolt of Dallas, Mrs. Frances Holden of Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, and Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Oronoco, Minn.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Eva Blackwell and Mrs. Faye Floyd of Garland.

Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:


E. W. McLeod
Aug 10, 1904 - Aug 16, 1977

E. W. McLeod

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for E. W. McLeod, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Frost, lived in Corsicana since 1968, and was a retired employe of Exxon Co. His wife, Mrs. Bessie McLeod preceded him in death Jul 28.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Frances Holden of Kualalumpar, Malaysia, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Rochester, Minn., and Mrs. Geraldine Rainbolt of Dallas; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, A. M. McLeod of San Antonio; a niece, Mrs. Helen Townley of Corsicana; and two nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Lukemia Research Fund, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn, 55901.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 16, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bessie/Birdie O. (Hambrick) McLeod married Sep. 24, 1921; s/o Daniel A. “Dan” McLeod & Mary Ida Jane “Mollie” (Burnside) McLeod

----

E. W. McLeod

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for E.W. McLeod, 73, resident of Corsicana who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Virgil Streety, Waldo Hill, Dan McLeod, Warren Townley, Mike McLeod, Andrew Trull, Steve Mitchell and Jim Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Marlin Mitchell, Dwane Kirkham, Merlin Mitchell, Jr., Michael Holden and D. H. Holden.

Notes:


Thomas Jacob Hollander McLeod
Mar 26, 1925 - Mar 30, 2010

Thomas Jacob Hollander McLeod, 85, of Waco, Texas, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his residence. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 2, at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Mesa officiating. The family will have a private burial in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.

Tom was born in Hillsboro, Texas, to the late Thomas and Leita McLeod. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then attended Baylor University, earning a degree in Business Administration in 1949. He married Dotty Hathorn on Aug. 11, 1956, in San Antonio. Tom was a member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church for 20 years and a member of the Friendship Class. He worked for Metropolitan Savings and Loan in Dallas for over 20 years before retiring and moving to Waco. Tom loved gardening and working in his yard, but his favorite pastime was following and attending his grandchildren's school and sports activities.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, in 2005.

He is survived by his son, John H. McLeod and wife, Nancy, of Lorena; daughters, Beth Brence and husband, Gerald R., of Plano, and Katherine McLeod, of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lauren McLeod, of Waco, Maggie and Peter McLeod, of Lorena, First Lieutenant Ryan Brence, of Fort Hood, Beau and Collin Brence, of Plano, and Abby and Arden Veach, of Memphis, Tenn.

Notes:

  • Waco Tribune-Herald – Apr 1, 2010
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • h/o Dorothy “Dotty” (Hathorn) McLeod married Aug. 11, 1956; s/o Thomas Joseph McLeod & Leita Alma (Mahaffey) McLeod

Emma Pearl (Ard) McLeod
Aug 21, 1884 - Jul 3, 1955

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. McLeod

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Pearl McLeod, 69, former Corsicana resident, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Mrs. McLeod died at Luling Sunday.

Surviving are her husband, J. P. McLeod, Luling; a son, Jack McLeod, Odessa; three daughters, Mrs. Ted Greenlee, Luling; Mrs. N. K. Polk, League City, and Mrs. J. N. Kiser, Palestine; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; two brothers, W. E. Ard, Houston, and W. M. Ard, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. F. C. Warren, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Mrs. Lena Piper, San Angelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Ard, E. M. Derden, C. C. Houston, James Kiser, E. P. Ellis and Joe Ard.

Notes:


Eula M. (Jackson) McLeod
Jan 11, 1894 - Jan 19, 1963

Mrs. McLeod Rites Monday

Mrs. Eula McLeod, 70, native of Navarro county, died in Dallas Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Westside Church of Christ with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leonard Waggoner, minister of the church and Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. McLeod had resided in Dallas for the past several years.

Surviving are her husband, Homer McLeod, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Galloway, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred R. Sapp, Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, six sisters, Mrs. Laura Holcomb, Waco; Mrs. L. J. Ashmore, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Ada Huggins and Mrs. J. O. Payne, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. T. A. Juster, Dallas; and Mrs. Imogene Hosch, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dan McLeod, Chester Norris, Dan Trull, E. W. McLeod, S. L. Dublin, Chas. Bee and John Garner.

Corley directed.

Notes:


James Perry McLeod
Feb 16, 1884 - Apr 10, 1961

J. P. McLeod Services Held

Funeral services for J. P. McLeod, 77, formerly of Corsicana who died in a Marlin hospital Monday night were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Florida, he spend many years in Corsicana, retiring from the Humble Oil and Refining Company, and since that time has been employed by the City of Luling.

Surviving are his wife of Luling, four daughters, Mrs. Ted Greenlee, Waelder; Mrs. J. M. Kiser, Palestine; Mrs. N. K. Polk, League City, and Mrs. Jean Martin, Wharton; two sons, Jack McLeod, Odessa and Davis McFadden, San Antonio; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Loma Trull, Kilgore; a brother, Homer McLeod, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. W. C. Galloway, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. M. Kelly, E. W. McLeod, James Ard, Joe Dean Ard, W. C. Galloway and Rodney Howard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 12, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Emma Pearl (Ard) McLeod 2nd wife Beulah (Short) McFadden-McLeod; s/o Elijah McLeod & Mary Ida Jane “Mollie” (Burnside) McLeod

Leann Denise (Woods) Osborn
Jul 11, 1962 - Jun 16, 2019

Leann's Obituary
Leann Denise (Woods) Osborn, 56, of Terrell, TX went to be with Lord on June 16, 219 at home. Leann was born on July 11, 1962 to James and Odean Woods in Dallas, TX. Leann has lived in Terrell the last 6 years. She spent time watching "The Price is Right" and drinking coffee while sitting under her tree. She really enjoyed going to church, serving at church and loved her church family at First Baptist Church of Terrell. Leann loved her daughter Kristy and her grandkids the most and being with them was the highlight of everyday she got with them. She was the life of the party always having a good time and very outspoken. Her father, James Leo Woods, passed away before her. Those left to cherish her memory are: her mother Odean Woods, daughter Kristy Osborn, grandchildren: Kloey Dalton, Bryson Dalton and Quinten Dalton, great grandchild Greyson Allen, numerous nieces, nephews, a great niece Leyghton and other extended family and friends who will miss her dearly.

FUNERAL SERVICE
Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home
June 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kaufman, TX

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
Dresden Cemetery
June 20, 2019 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Barry, TX

MEMORIAL
PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Terry Wayne Osborn; d/o James Leo Woods & Odean (McNeese) Woods

INFANT SON Coe
B&D Dec 21, 1944

ARITES FOR INFANT SON OF BASIL COES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Coe, who died here early Thursday morning, will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Travis Miles Coe; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Fullwood and Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Miles, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

----

Rites For Coe Baby

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Coe, who died Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, grandparents and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 22, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Alton Basil Coe & Martha Ardell “Dell” (Fullwood) Coe (monument says died 1942- death certificate and obit are 1944)

Alton Basil Coe
Sep 4, 1913 - Oct 22, 1974
 
Basil Coe Dies at 61

Funeral services for Basil Coe, 61, prominent Corsicana furniture store operator, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood and Rev. Harold Lansford officiating.

He died late Tuesday in Memorial Hospital following a fall Saturday at his home, 1406 Oaklawn Dr., sustaining a fractured hip.

A resident of Corsicana for 55 years, he had been associated in Miles Furniture Co., with his father Seth Miles, and brother, S. J. Miles, since the store’s establishment. He was a native of Copperas Cove.

Mr. Coe was one of the founding members of Southwest Associated Furniture Buyers, Inc., and was named “Furniture Retailer of the Year, 1968” for District 9. He was one of the organizing members of the Corsicana AA chapter, and a member of First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was an avid golpher until his ill health prevented his playing.

The family requests memorial tributes in the form of donations to a favorite charity.

His is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dell Fullwood Coe; one son, Travis Coe; two grandchildren, Travis and Sandra Coe; a brother S. J. Miles; a sister, Mrs. Marshall Weems; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Tatum, Otto Smith, June Clark, Henry Bowden, Marc Cloud, Si Fry, Lonnie Beasley and Carl Christian. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Will Miller and Dr. Robert Bone.

Notes:

-----

Basil Coe

Funeral services were to be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Basil Coe, 61, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Eugene Wood and Rev. Harold Lansford were to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, one son, two grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

-----

By Aunt Louise Foster

THE THOUGHTS of the aged there are wrinkles made by sympathy, others by strong and pure thought, others are carved by passion; who cannot distinguish them? With those who have lived righteously, age is calm, peaceful, and softly mellowed, like the setting sun.

Basil Coe of Miles Furniture Company who died October 22 was some sixty-odd years old. Yes, he was wrinkled, but he was not old except in years and I firmly believe his wrinkles were made or I should say carved, by strong and pure thoughts. Basil had been in bad health for a number of years yet he continued to work in the store, but most of all he continued to help his fellow man. There was never a man or woman who had an alcoholic problem that Basil refused to help. No matter what time of night or day they called, the hand of AA was there, and it was Basil.

There is no physician like cheerful thoughts for dissipating the ills of the body, there is no comforter to compare with goodwill for dispersing the shadows of grief and sorrow.

Whether our illness be mental, physical or maybe you imagine them…..let’s be cheerful !

You know what, dear readers, I firmly believe I needed to read this article again, again and again, maybe more than you. Smile !

Notes:


Johnnie (Johnson) Coe
Apr 20, 1863 - Dec 27, 1954

Mrs. Jonnie Coe Expires Monday

Mrs. Jonnie Coe, 91, long-time Corsicana resident, died at Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Coe suffered a broken hip several weeks ago in a fall.

Survivors include a half-brother, W. H. Johnson, Corsicana; several nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Notes:

-----

Mrs. Jonnie Coe Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Jonnie Coe, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Coe was born near Chattanooga, Tenn., and came to Corsicana more than 30 years ago.

Mrs. Coe, suffered a broken hip in a fall several weeks ago.

Surviving are a half-brother, W. H. Johnson, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Travis, Percy Nowell, John Howell, Fred Kessinger, O. S. Bryson and Harlan Johnson.

Notes:


Seth James Miles, Sr.
Feb 3, 1885 - Sep 11, 1952
 
Extended Illness Proves Fatal To S. J. Miles, Sr.

S. J. Miles, 67, owner of the Miles Furniture Company here died Thursday morning in the Medical Arts Hospital, Dallas, following a 10-day illness. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Native Texan.
The rites will be conducted by Dr. D. A. Chisholm, Corsicana District Superintendent; Dr. C. C. Henson, pastor, and Rev. J. F. Adams, all Methodist ministers.

Pallbearers will be Virgil Williamson, T. J. Walton, P. T. Fullwood, N. Suttle Roberts, Homer E. Gardner and Lloyd Carraway.

Native Texan, he came to Corsicana as manager of the Singer Sewing Machine company and entered the furniture business in 1920. He operated two large furniture establishments here, Store No. 1 at the intersection of South Main street and West Sixth avenue, and Store No. 2 at the intersection of North Beaton street and West Fourth avenue where extensive remodeling, extension and modernizing recently was completed.


Many Activities.
Miles has long been active in civic, financial, church, and other circles of Corsicana. He has been a life-long Methodist and was a Rotarian, and Shriner. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce many years. He was a member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, two son, S. J. Miles, Jr., and Basil Coe; a daughter, Mrs. Marshall Weems, all of Corsicana; a brother, M. C. Miles, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Thrower, Waco, and Mrs. B. K. Harris, Baytown; eight grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Jim Woodard; a cousin, Mrs. Ernest Woodruff; two nephews, Mickey and Jack Matthews, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Both stores are to be closed through Friday.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 11, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Guadalupe (Chapa) Miles married Jun 12, 1910 2nd wife Ruby (Thompson) Coe-Miles s/o Benjamin Covington ”Ben” Miles & Sarah Jane (Crouch) Miles

Ruby (Thompson) Coe-Miles
Jan 11, 1890 - Jan 26, 1966

Hold Services For Mrs. Miles

Funeral services for Mrs. S. J. (Ruby) Miles, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night, were held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she was a member.

Mrs. Miles was a member of Kinsloe House and the Eastern Star.

Native of Latham Prairie Coryell county, Mrs. Miles had resided in Corsicana since 1920. She was the widow of the late S. J. Miles, founder of the Miles Furniture Company.

Surviving are two sons, Basil Coe and S. J. Miles, Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Marshall Weems, all of Corsicana; a brother, B. L. Thompson, Nolanville; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Chester Sprinkle, Marc Cloud, Charles Barnaby, Matt Dawson, Lloyd Caraway, Ernest Woodruff, John S. Tipton and Nelson Roughton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 28, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William O. Coe married Jul. 14, 1912, Lampasas, Tx. 2nd husband Seth James Miles, Sr; d/o J. E. Thompson & Mattie (Simpson) Thompson

Gabriel McCuiston
Mar 8, 1828 - Jun 3, 1915

REGAINING HEALTH

Mrs. Frank McCuiston Able to Be Up After Long Illness

Frank McCuiston was in town today from his home near the State Home. He reports his wife able to be up now and to have regained her strength so far that yesterday she walked to her brother’s home, a distance of about half a mile. Mrs. McCuiston has been ill for many months and her walk yesterday is the first she has been able to take of any consequence for fully twelve months. Of course Mr. McCuiston is much pleased. However, he is pained to report that his father is now in very feeble health. He is 87 years of age and his condition is such that he has not been able to be up for two or three months. He is at the home of Mrs. Jesse Dunton.

Notes:

----

VERERABLE CITIZEN DIES.

After a Well Spent Life Confederate Veteran Lays Down His Arms.

C. McQuiston, age 87 years, and a resident of Navarro county nearly fifty years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Dunton. In the White Chapel community at 12 o’clock last night, and the remains were lain to rest in the Modrell Cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Moore.

The deceased is survived by four children—Mrs. Jesse Dunton and Frank McQuiston, White Chapel; T. H. McQuiston, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Chas. Secord of Beaumont.

Notes:


INFANT SON Waller
B&D May 28, 1943

Rites Friday for Baby; Burial in Modrell Cemetery

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Waller, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Modrell Cemetery, where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 28, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Alvin Lincoln Waller, Sr. buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery & Ruby Jewell (Turnbow) Waller buried in Mount Marion Cemetery, Strawn, Tx.

Lina Elizabeth (Holleman) Deskin
Aug 7, 1907 - Feb 20, 1975

Mrs. Deskin

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Modrell Cemetery in Corsicana, for Mrs. Lina Deskin, 67, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Corsicana, who died Thursday in Corsicana. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Blooming Grove and had lived in Corsicana most of her life.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Patsy Snowden of Corsicana, Mrs. Lavern Brashear of Cedar Hill, two sons, Jimmy Deskin of Corsicana and Leroy Christensen of Clearland; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Jack R. Holleman of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Marnice Craft of Lubbock.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

The family requests that remembrances be in the form of contributions to the Navarro County Association for Retarded Children.

Notes:


INFANT DAUGHTER Green
B&D May 17, 1944

Rites Held Friday Morning For Baby

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Green, Jr., who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock at Modrell cemetery where interment was made. Rev. Roy H. Davis conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:


Sarah Evaline (Thrash) Payne
Oct 28, 1878 - Oct 20, 1962

Mrs. W. H. Payne Dies Saturday

Mrs. Sarah E. Payne, 82, widow of the late W. H. Payne, died at the Twilight Home Saturday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister, and Rev. Pat Smith, pastor of the First Baptist church in Rice.

Born, October 28, 1878 in Alabama, Mrs. Payne came to Navarro in 1922 and had resided at Rice, Hester and Corsicana.

Surviving are five sons, Kyle Payne, Mesquite; Everett Payne, Dallas; Howard, Joe and Harvey Payne, all of Houston; a grandson, Jeff Payne, Terrell, four granddaughters, Mrs. Mary Wright and Carolyn Payne, both of Dallas; Teresa and Melinda Payne, both of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jane Payne; a sister, Mrs. G. R. Mahaley, Rice and other relatives.

Notes:

----

Hold Services For Mrs. Payne

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Payne, 83, widow of the late W. H. Payne, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister and Rev. Pat Smith, pastor of the First Baptist church at Rice.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Payne came to Texas in 1922 and resided at Rice and Tupelo prior to moving to Corsicana. She died at Twilight Home following an extended illness.

Surviving are five sons, Kyle Payne, Mesquite; Everett Payne, Dallas; Howard, Joe and Harvey Payne, all of Houston; a grandson, Jeff Payne, Terrell, four granddaughters, Mrs. Mary Wright and Carolyn Payne, both of Dallas; Teresa and Melinda Payne, both of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jane Payne; a sister, Mrs. G. R. Mahaley, Rice and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pleas Mitchell, John B. Towns, Lester Tarrer, Alex Lockhart, Lee Holsey and Everett Bradshaw. Sons were honorary pallbearers.

Notes:


Jonathan Daniel Thrasher
May 6, 1979 - Apr 10, 2018

Jonathan Daniel Thrasher, age 38, passed away on April 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. He was born on May 6, 1979 in Dallas, Texas to Randall B. Thrasher and Janet Weatherby Thrasher.

Jonathan loved sports and fishing. He was a very fun loving, free spirited kind of person. He was always smiling and made the best of every situation. He was reared in Corsicana, Texas until the age of 11 and then moved to the Tyler area. He attended school in Whitehouse and graduated high school there in 1998. He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church. He had the best heart and he would not tolerate bullying of any kind. Jonathan would help anyone in need. He was the type of person to give the shirt off his back as he often did.
His family wants him to be remembered for his kind heart and free spirit.

Jonathan is with the Lord now and free of pain. He was such a wonderful person during his short life on Earth. He is loved so much by so many and will be missed tremendously.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jonathan is survived by his children; Kaylee Weeks of Augusta, KS and Alissa Carter of Whitehouse, TX. He is also survived by his siblings; Laura Thrasher Cochran and husband, Terry of Bullard, TX and Jeffrey Thrasher and wife, Michelle of Frisco, TX. ; his nephews, Chase and Luke Cochran and Colt Thrasher. Jonathan is survived by his cousin, Wade Weatherby and wife, Tammy of Dawson, TX. and his step-mother, Charlotte Thrasher of Whitehouse, TX. Jonathan leaves behind many cousins and friends that loved him dearly.

Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX. under the direction of Corley Funeral Home with Mr. Todd Jones officiating.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Randall Byron Thrasher & Janet Sanders (Weatherby) Thrasher

Helen Louise (Thrasher) Wilcox
Apr 14, 1923 - Feb 4, 1947

MILDRED HOUSEWIFE CRITICALLY BURNED AT HOME TUESDAY

Mrs. A. L. Wilcox, 23, of Mildred is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital from burns over the body suffered at her home in the Mildred community Tuesday morning. She was rushed to the hospital in a Corley ambulance after neighbors had extinguished the flaming clothing. A bathrobe became ignited, it was reported, as she sought to warm before a gas stove. She was alone at the time of the accident, it was stated.

The husband of Mrs. Wilcox is employed by the Girad Oil Company at Mildred. The accident occurred about 7:50 o’clock Tuesday morning.

Hospital attaches indicated the burns extended from the knees to the neck.

Notes:

-----

BURNS PROVE FATAL TO MILDRED WOMAN; FUNERAL RITES HELD

Mrs. Helen Louise Wilcox, aged 23 years, of Mildred, died at the P. and S. Hospital late Tuesday from burns sustained at her home Tuesday morning when a bathrobe became ignited as she stood before a gas fire.

Neighbors were attracted to the victim when she is reported to have run out of the house. An ambulance brought her to the hospital.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, an employee of the Girard Oil Company, Mildred; grandmother, Mrs. W. W. Brannon, Corsicana; a half-brother, Horace Mabry, Dallas; two half-sisters, Billie Jean Mabry and Patricia Ann Mabry, both of Dallas; two step-brothers, Buck and Franklin Mabry, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Curtis Pike, Raynold Tucker, Rodney Franklin, J. D. Mallard, Daniel McBroom, and William Burnett.

Notes:


Thella Irene (Ewing) Brown-Hall
Apr 22, 1890 - Nov 26, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. C. H. HALL

Funeral services for Mrs. C. H. Hall, 53, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, C. H. Hall, Corsicana; two sons, Clifford H. Hall, Jr., Corsicana; Alvin Brown, Chickasha, Okla.; a daughter, Annie Lee Hall, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Deviney, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. L. Klutts, J. Hudson, B. L. Butler, Sam Werner, John C. Calhoun and B. L. Wilson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov. 27, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Ervin Elmer Brown married Sep. 1, 1906 buried in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tx. 2nd husband Clifford Hardin Hall, Sr. married Jan. 2, 1923 d/o William Samuel “Sam” Ewing and Josie Lee (McMahan) Ewing buried in Crawford cemetery, Crawford, Tx.

Fannie Lee (Tarrer) Griffith
Sep 1, 1902 - Apr 16, 1964

Mrs. Griffith Dies In Dallas

Mrs. W. A. Griffith, 61, Dallas resident 20 years, died in Dallas Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Mrs. Griffith was born and reared in Chatfield, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tarrer, pioneer Chatfield residents.

Surviving are her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Louis Mitchell, both of Dallas; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. T. E. Ward, Dallas; Mrs. J. B. Melton, Ozona, and Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo, and other relatives.

Notes:

----

Mrs. Griffith Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. Griffith, 61, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Corley chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church officiated.

A resident of Dallas for 20 years, Mrs. Griffith died in Dallas Thursday night. She was born and reared in Chatfield, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tarrer, pioneer Chatfield residents.

Survivors are her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Louis Mitchell of Dallas; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. T. E. Ward, Dallas; Mrs. J. B. Melton, Ozona and Mrs. Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Szenazy, Maurice Kirby, R. M. Bowden, J. P. Hodge, George Hodge and Loyd Sands.

Notes:


Harrison Rufus Guinn
Mar 11, 1889 - Aug 23, 1944

H. R. GUINN DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL FRIDAY

H. R. Guinn, age 55, died Wednesday night at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. B. Woodard, Sundown; Mrs. M. W. Andrews, Corsicana; Mrs. Will Horn, San Francisco, Calif.; his father, A. H. Guinn, Dallas; three brothers, A. B. Guinn, Lamesa; J. W. Guinn, Chillicothe; W. P. Guinn, Harlingen; six sisters, Mrs. J. W. Reese, Dallas; Mrs. J. L. Reese, Tyler; Mrs. E. F. Smith, Irving; Mrs. W. H. Irwin, Phillips; Mrs. C. B. Bowman, Houston; Mrs. W. A. Crocker, Corsicana; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

----

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR H. R. GUINN

Funeral services for H. R. Guinn, age 55 years, who died here Wednesday night were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, his father, three brothers, six sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. J. Roe, Arthur Wells, W. G. Morris, H. R. Stewart, Roy Albritton, E. L. Linsley, W. I. Poarch, H. Stark, and E. C. Burrow.

Notes:


Bertha Leah Jackson
Nov 17, 1880 - Dec 26, 1944

MISS BERTHA JACKSON FORMER CORSICANAN, TO BE BURIED HERE

Miss Bertha Jackson, teacher in the public schools of Dallas for many years, died at her home there early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with George Bailey, minister of the Church of Christ, conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Jackson was a former resident of Corsicana and a graduate of the Corsicana high school. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Jackson, long-time Corsicana residents.

Survivors are two brothers, H. T. Jackson, Corsicana; George Jackson, Jacksboro; a sister, Mrs. Emma Jackson Redmond, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Edgar Metcalf, J. A. Sowell, Albert Fry, Willie Lewis, E. E. Hall and Mr. Franklin.

Notes:

-----

FUNERAL SERVICES FORMER CORSICANAN HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Bertha Jackson, 64, who died at her home in Dallas Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. George Baily conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a former resident of Corsicana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Jackson, and had taught in the public schools of Dallas many years.

Surviving are two brothers, a sister, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Carroll, J. S. Murchison, Edgar Metcalf, J. A. Sowell, Albert Fry, Willie Lewis, E. E. Hall and Mr. Franklin.

Notes:


Margaret (Crofford) Bell
Aug 25, 1860 - Dec 27, 1944

MRS. MARGARET BELL DIED ON WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Mrs. Margaret C. Bell, 84, died at her home, 306 West Seventh avenue, at an early hour Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Bell had been a resident of Corsicana 27 years. She was an active member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a brother, B. A. Crofford, Corsicana, and other relatives in Tennessee and California.

Pallbearers will be W. P. McCammon, Pat Loggins, Christopher Knox, Ralph Stell, Mid C. Caston, Cullen Dunn, and Rex Bounds.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 27, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o F. F. Crofford and Addie (Burns) Crofford per death certificate (brother Ben’s death certificate says T. F. Crofford and Margaret (Burns) Crofford)

----

Funeral Services Held Thursday For Mrs. Margaret Bell

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Bell, 84, who died at her home here Wednesday morning were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a brother and other relatives.

Notes:


Thomas Estle Matthews
B&D Jul 14, 1944

Funeral Rites For Infant Son Friday

Thomas Estelle, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Matthews, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning. Funeral rites were planned for 5 o’clock Friday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. George Bailey, Church of Christ minister, conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. G. Matthews, Longview; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Smith, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:


Frank Richard Young
Nov 7, 1878 - May 19, 1958

Tuesday Services For F. R. Young

Funeral services for Frank R. Young, 79, who died at his home, 1715 West Second Avenue, early Monday morning after an illness of several weeks duration, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the McCammon Chapel.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of First Methodist church, and Dr. D. I. McCree, superintendent of the Corsicana Methodist District.

Mr. Young was a native of Blooming Grove, served as Navarro county clerk, 1928-30, and for the last 15 years was a sales representative of the Dorsey Company, Dallas stationery and office supply firm.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Cox Young, Corsicana; a son, Maurice Young, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Lewis David, Corsicana; Mrs. Fred S. Nagle, Jr., Austin; Mrs. George Eliot, Midland, and Mrs. R. R. Rubottom, Washington, D. C.; a sister, Mrs. S. E. Robinson, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John D. George, Walter McDaniel, Joe Tate, Mitchell Boyd, R. M. Lavender, B. L. Hagle, Clyde Deisher and Bob Hable.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 20, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Anna Eulalia (Cox) Young; s/o John Young & Matilda “Tillie” (Gowan) Young buried in White Church cemetery

John Kestler "Jack" Bradley, Jr.
July 12, 1928 - June 14, 2019
 
On Friday, June 14, 2019 John Bradley Kestler, Jr. (Jack) joined his beautiful wife, Joyce Copeland Bradley and other loved ones in heaven.

Jack was born on July 12, 1928 to John Kestler Bradley and Mary Pearl Ingram Bradley in Rice. He worked as he attended North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington (North Aggieland), Navarro College, Texas A&M University and East Texas State University earning a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Science.

Jack married Joyce Copeland Bradley on Aug. 20, 1950 at 11th Ave Methodist Church in Corsicana, Texas. They were married almost 61 years. Jack served the Soil Conservation Service Branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a District Conservationist in Ennis, Texas and retired as an Area Conservationist in Gainesville Texas in 1984. Jack faithfully volunteered and served in leadership positions in his home communities through Methodist Churches, Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Rice Bank, Freemasons, the Boy Scouts of America (earning the highest volunteer award of the Silver Beaver), Navarro College Alumni Association and as a 60 year member and officer of Lions Club International.

God, Family, Friends and others.

John Kestler Bradley, Jr. is preceded in death by parents, J.K. and Mary Pearl Ingram Bradley, wife Betty Joyce Copeland Bradley, brother Robert Ingram Bradley. He is survived by children, Pam and Charles Weaver, Priscilla and James Clay and John and Melony Bradley. Grandchildren, Andy Weaver, James and Pamela Clay, Trey and Jessica Trueblood, Ashley and Shane Pierce, Emily and Eric Seed, Addison and Anita Bradley and Tara Bradley. Great grandchildren, Maisie, Madison and Gunter Hurst, Dorothy Clay, Rebekah Pierce, Brooklyn and Ava Seed and Kayla Trueblood. Sister, Bettye Bradley Jackson, sister in law Beverly Benton Bradley, brothers in law Jack Jones and Bill Wilson. Special friends, JoAnn Ellington, Martha Chilbert, Ken an Lynn Authier, Members of the Corsicana Lions Club and St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1pm Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Barnett officiating. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy Weaver, James Clay, Trey Trueblood, Eric Seed, Shane Pierce, Addison Bradley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church or Charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:


Carolyn Eugenia "Callie" (Freeland) Galbreath
Jun 22, 1862 - Aug 28, 1944

MRS. J. H. GALBREATH DIED MONDAY NIGHT IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Mrs. J. H. Galbreath, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. Folson Hines, in Atlanta, Ga., Monday night, at 10:30 o’clock, following a lingering illness. The body will be brought here for interment and funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Finis Hodges, assisted by Rev. Fred W. Bryson. The hour of the funeral will be announced later.

Mrs. Galbreath was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 48 years. She was the widow of the late H. H. Galbreath, well known civic and church leader in Corsicana, who died in 1932.

Mrs. Galbreath early joined the church and through her long and active life, and until illness prevented, was an ardent and tireless worker in the church. For eight years she was president of the Ladies’ Aid Society of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Galbreath is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. Falson Hines, of Atlanta, Ga. and Mrs. C. L. Terry of Corsicana; two grandsons, Joe and Gene Terry of Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

----

RITES ON THURSDAY FOR MRS. GALBREATH, PIONEER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Galbreath, age 82 years, who died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. Falson Hines, in Atlanta, Ga., will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Revs. Finis Hodges and Fred W. Bryson will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Galbreath was a pioneer resident of Corsicana and was for many years a leader in church and civic activities.

Surviving are two daughters, two grandsons and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Alwin Hines, Judge H. C. Nash, F. A. Widmer, A. H. Bonner, Robert Cooksey, A. F. Mitchell, C. C. Sands and Paul Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

----

Rites Planned For Mrs. J. H. Galbreath Thursday Afternoon

Funeral rites for Mrs. J. H. Galbreath aged 82 years, who died Monday night in the home of her daughter in Atlanta, Ga., were planned for 5 o’clock Thursday aft5ernoon from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Revs. Finis Hodges and Fred W. Bryson, conducted the services. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a pioneer resident of Corsicana and took an active part in church and civic affairs.

Surviving are two daughters, two grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:


Roland Spence, Sr.
Feb 19, 1887 - Feb 19, 1944

RITES ON SUNDAY FOR ROLAND SPENCE WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Roland Spence age 57, who died here late Saturday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. W. K. McGuire conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, Willie Spence, Opelousas, La.; Louis Spence, U. S. Navy; Roland Spence, Jr., U. S. Army; a daughter, Mrs. Allen Neal, Lawton, Okla., a grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. D. Tucker, Reuben Tucker, Claude Ware, Hubert Russell, W. H. Ware and Milton Hair.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 21, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jannie (Martin) Spence; s/o Henry Clay Spence & Susan Manerva (Thomas) Spence buried in Marshall cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.

Jannie (Martin) Spence
Jan 6, 1886 - Feb 2, 1974

Mrs. Spence

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Jannie Spence,868, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Gunter Saturday morning.

Claude Parrish, Westside Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a member of Westside Baptist church.

Survivors include two sons, Willie Spence of Opelousas, La. and Roland Spence, Jr. of Waxahachie; a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Thompson of Antlers, Okla.; a grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include, C. I. Norris, Harold Borg, E. A. Campbell, Rollin Harris, O. L. Slaughter, and F. C. Stewart.

Notes:


John J. DeWhitt
Jan 28, 1856 - Jan 11, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD THURSDAY FOR JOHN DEWHITT

Funeral services for John J. DeWhitt, age 88 years, who died near Richland Thursday night, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel, Rev. Robert F. Bristol, pastor of the First Christian church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, E. T. DeWhitt, Wichita Falls; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Poteet, Houston; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 12, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mattie (Nevill) DeWhitt married Jun. 20, 1881 Tennessee s/o Tom DeWhitt & Martha (Fuller) DeWhitt per death certificate (Edward Thomas DeWhitt, Sr. buried Crestview cemetery, Wichita Falls, Tx.)

-----

Funeral Services For John DeWhitt Held on Thursday

Funeral services for John J. DeWhitt age 88 years, who died near Richland Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Robert F. Bristol conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, a daughter, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:


Alpha Lela (Johnson) Patrick
Oct 15, 1880 - Jul 10, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. J. C. PATRICK PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Funeral rites for Mrs. J. C. Patrick, age 63 years, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic, were planned for 5:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist church with Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge conducting the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Patrick had been a resident of Emhouse and Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are her husband, J. C. Patrick, Corsicana; a son, James S. Patrick, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. N. C. McMills, Dallas; Mrs. Jerry Worsham, Corsicana; Mrs. Louis Simms, Dallas; Mrs. T. B. Kirkham, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. Harold, Bevil, New Orleans; a sister, Mrs. C. B. Turner, Emhouse; eight brothers, , Robert Johnson, Dallas; Tom Johnson, Powell: Hugh Johnson, Houston; Walter Johnson, Emhouse; Will Johnson, Emhouse; Charles Johnson, Emhouse; John Johnson, Corsicana; George Johnson, Emhouse, six grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

-----

Funeral Services For J. C. Patrick Held On Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Patrick, age 63 years, long time resident of Navarro county, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic, were held Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a son, five daughters, a sister, eight brothers, and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon directed the arrangements.

Notes:


James C. Patrick
Jan 28, 1878 - Dec 30, 1963

Slate Services James Patrick

Funeral services for James C. Patrick, 85, retired rancher-farmer, formerly of Corsicana who died Monday in a Dallas hospital, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. D. E. Colton with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, James F. Patrick, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Henry McMills, Mrs. E. I. Sims, and Mrs. Sammie Kirkham, all of Dallas; Mrs. Jerry Worsham, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Harold Bevil, Beaumont; a brother, E. S. Patrick, Dallas, and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Roy Bristow, W. T. Graves. Joe Worsham, J. C. Roe, Stokes Armstrong and Charlie Joe Armstrong.

Notes:


Sallie Catherine (Clark) Gilbert
Aug 21, 1860 - May 11, 1944

MRS. SALLIE GILBERT OF STREETMAN DIED HERE ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Sallie Gilbert, 83 years, died here today. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Streetman with interment at Birdston cemetery.

Mrs. Gilbert fell some time ago and broke a hip. She received treatment in the P. and S. Hospital for the injury.

A resident of Streetman community all her life, she was well known in that section.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John McKissack, Corsicana; two sons, Tom Gilbert, Altus, Okla.; Jim Gilbert, Streetman; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

----

AGED STREETMAN NATIVE BURIED IN BIRDSTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Gilbert, age 83 years, who died here Friday afternoon, were held from the Baptist church at Streetman Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with Rev. Mr. McKissack, conducting the rites. Burial was in Birdston cemetery.

A native of Streetman community she had resided there all her lie.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. A. McKissack, Corsicana; two sons, Tom Gilbert, Altus, Okla.; Jim Gilbert, Streetman; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ray DuBose, Roy DuBose, Claude DuBose, June Clark, Noah Clark, Rex DuBose, John DuBose and F. A. Clark.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:


Janie Louise Reynolds
Jul 10, 1888 - Nov 9, 1944

Miss Janie Reynolds, Died At Streetman; Burial at Birdston

STREETMAN, Nov. 16.—(Spl.)—Miss Janie Reynolds died here, Thursday, Nov. 9, following a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday from the Baptist church and were conducted by R. H. Riley and Rev. O. L. Jones. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, O. A. Reynolds, Elgin; O. L. Reynolds, Streetman; two uncles, J. A. and C. A. Hawthorne, Streetman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. C. Cole, R. M. Henderson, Wayne Milligan, Kyser Coleman, J. K. Webb and R. G. Bounds.

Notes:


Austin Bruce Clark
Apr 15, 1874 - Apr 5, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT STREETMAN FOR AUSTIN B. CLARK

Funeral services for Austin B. Clark, age 69 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night, were held from the residence in Streetman Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was in Birdston cemetery. Rev. R. Otis Sory conducted the rites.

Clark had been a resident of the Streetman community all his life.

Surviving are his wife, Streetman; a son, Austin B. Clark, Jr., Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. I. D. Puckett, Kennedy; Miss Ora Belle Clark, Streetman; four sisters, Mrs. C. E. McBride, Corsicana; Mrs. W. J. Sherrard, Mexia; Mrs. E. E. Adamson, Mexia; Mrs. S. D. Grimstead, Weatherford; two grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were P. J. Curry, R. C. Cole, J. L. Bonner, T. L. Sherrard, J. K. Webb and R. G. Bounds.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:


Doris Jean McCarter
Jun 17, 1936 - Jan 30, 1944

LITTLE DALLAS GIRL BE BURIED NAVARRO TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Dorothy Gean McCarter, age 7 years, died at the home of her parents in Dallas Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McCarter at Navarro and interment will be in Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie McCarter, Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McCarter, Navarro, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Collum, Corsicana.

Sutherland – McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Notes:


Thomas Montraville Fouty
Apr 18, 1874 - Apr 9, 1944

THOMAS M. FOUTY, NATIVE OF NAVARRO DIED SUNDAY NIGHT

Thomas M. Fouty, age 70 years, died at his home in Navarro Sunday night. Funeral services will be held at Navarro Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. W. H. Day conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery.

A native of Navarro, he had lived there all his life. He was a retired farmer and took an active part in the affairs of his community.

Surviving are his wife, Navarro; two sons, Clinton and H. B. Fouty, Navarro; five granddaughters and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Alex Stroder, Hugh R. Stewart, V. H. Bottoms, J. S. Doolen, Clint Dunham, Sam Marsh, Will Collins and J. C. Allen.

Notes:

----

Funeral Rites For Thomas M. Fouty Were Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Thomas M. Fouty, age 70, years, who died at his home in Navarro Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Navarro. Rev. W. H. Day conducted the rites and interment was in Hopewell cemetery.

He was a native of the Navarro community.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, five granddaughters and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:


INFANT MALE TWINS Warren (1)
Jun 19, 1944 - Jun 20, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR INFANT HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian H. Warren, who died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Dillard W. Thurman, minister of the Church of Christ conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana; grandmothers, Mrs. J. W. Ewing, Corsicana; Mrs. John Warren, Corsicana; grandfathers, J. A. Rogers, Corsicana; Eb Warren, Tom Bell, and other relatives.

Notes:


Nancy Diane Boyd
May 21, 1943 - Feb 18, 1944

Eight Months Old Nancy Dianne Boyd Died Friday Morning

Nancy Dianne, eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Boyd, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Boyd, Houston; a brother, Ronald Boyd, Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hodges, Corsicana; grandfather, B. W. Boyd, Harwood, and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb. 18, 1944 - submitted by Diane Richards

Funeral Services for Nancy Dianne Boyd Saturday Afternoon

Funeral services for Nancy Dianne Boyd, age eight months, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held from the Corley chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, grandparents and other relatives.

Notes:


Seburn Franklin Ozburn
Dec 6, 1858 - Sep 30, 1944

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR S. F. OZBURN, WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for S. F. Ozburn who died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughters, Mrs. Edwina Milam, 2109 West Third avenue, Saturday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

He had been a resident of Corsicana several years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Hickman, Waco; Mrs. O. G. Brinkmeier, Van Nuys, Cal.; Mrs. Edwina Milan, Corsicana; two sons, Charles F. Ozburn, Waco; Robert F. Ozburn, Los Angeles, Cal.; four grandchildren a great grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. R. Owen, H. E. Smalling, J. E. Craig, Walter Castles, J. L. Jackson, S. S. Boyd, B. F. Wright and Alva Taylor.

Notes:


Nancy Catherine (Tidwell) Ozburn
Mar 31, 1866 - Jul 18, 1946

FORMER RESIDENTS CORSICANA KILLED IN TRAFFIC MISHAP

Mrs. S. F. Ozburn, aged 80 years, and her daughter Mrs. Edwina Milam, 53, both formerly of Waco and Corsicana, were killed Friday morning about 10 o’clock in an automobile accident at Indio, Calif., according to Associated Press dispatches. The car in which the two women and their son and grandson, Bill Milam, about 10, were traveling figured in a collision with a truck near the Arizona-California state line. They resided in Inglewood, Calif.

The trio left Corsicana Monday after visiting various friends here and went to Waco, from which point they left on their return to California Wednesday morning. They visited a son and brother, Charles Ozburn at Waco, after leaving Corsicana.

Friends here received information that the bodies of the two women would be returned to Corsicana for burial sometime Thursday.

Mrs. Milam was active in American Legion Auxilllary affairs here for a number of years and was prominent in civic and other circles here.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

-----

DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR MOTHER, DAUGHTER, KILLED IN CRASH

Double funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ozburn, aged 80 years, and her daughter, Mrs. Edwina Milam, 53, both of Inglewood, Calif., who were killed Friday in a car-truck crash near Indio, Calif., will be held from the First Baptist church here Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Both formerly resided in Corsicana and Waco and were in route home following a visit with relatives an friends here and in Waco at the time of the accident.

The bodies are scheduled to arrive in Corsicana early Thursday morning.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Milam will be Virgil Williamson, George Hudson, Campbell Gillespie, Guy Buck, W. A. Smith, J. L. McCleary, R. G. Patrick and W. C. Lewis.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Ozburn will be H. Earl Smalling, R. R. Owen, C. A. Middleton, Walter Castles, J. L. Jackson, B. F. Wright, Alva Taylor and S. S. Boyd.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

Notes:

----

SERVICES FOR TWO ACCIDENT VICTIMS PLANNED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ozburn, 80, and her daughter, Mrs. Edwina Milam, 53, Inglewood, Calif., killed Friday in an auto accident near Indio, Calif., will be held from the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church. The two women formerly resided in Corsicana and Waco.

Mrs. Ozburn is survived by a son and two daughters. Mrs. Milam is survived by a son.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

----

DOUBLE FUNERAL IS HELD FOR VICTIMS OF AUTO ACCIDENT

Double funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ozburn, aged 80, and her daughter, Mrs. Edwina Milam, 53, former Corsicanans, who were killed in a truck-car mishap near Indio, Calif., Friday, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church here. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor.

The two women, accompanied by Mrs. Milam’s son, Bill Milam.

Double funeral services for Mrs. Inglewood, Calif., after a visit with friends and relatives in Waco and Corsicana, when the accident occurred. The youth was seriously hurt.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Milam were Virgil Williamson, George Hudson, Campbell Gillespie, Guy Buck, W. A. Smith, J. L. McCleary, R. G. Patrick and W. C. Lewis.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Ozburn were H. E. Smalling, R. R. Owen, C. A. Middleton, Walter Castles, J. L. Jackson, B. F. Wright, Alva Taylor and S. S. Boyd.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Edwina (Ozburn) Milam
May 26, 1892 - Jul 18, 1946

FORMER RESIDENTS CORSICANA KILLED IN TRAFFIC MISHAP

Mrs. S. F. Ozburn, aged 80 years, and her daughter Mrs. Edwina Milam, 53, both formerly of Waco and Corsicana, were killed Friday morning about 10 o’clock in an automobile accident at Indio, Calif., according to Associated Press dispatches. The car in which the two women and their son and grandson, Bill Milam, about 10, were traveling figured in a collision with a truck near the Arizona-California state line. They resided in Inglewood, Calif.

The trio left Corsicana Monday after visiting various friends here and went to Waco, from which point they left on their return to California Wednesday morning. They visited a son and brother, Charles Ozburn at Waco, after leaving Corsicana.

Friends here received information that the bodies of the two women would be returned to Corsicana for burial sometime Thursday.

Mrs. Milam was active in American Legion Auxilllary affairs here for a number of years and was prominent in civic and other circles here.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

-----

DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR MOTHER, DAUGHTER, KILLED IN CRASH

Double funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ozburn, aged 80 years, and her daughter, Mrs. Edwina Milam, 53, both of Inglewood, Calif., who were killed Friday in a car-truck crash near Indio, Calif., will be held from the First Baptist church here Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Both formerly resided in Corsicana and Waco and were in route home following a visit with relatives an friends here and in Waco at the time of the accident.

The bodies are scheduled to arrive in Corsicana early Thursday morning.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Milam will be Virgil Williamson, George Hudson, Campbell Gillespie, Guy Buck, W. A. Smith, J. L. McCleary, R. G. Patrick and W. C. Lewis.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Ozburn will be H. Earl Smalling, R. R. Owen, C. A. Middleton, Walter Castles, J. L. Jackson, B. F. Wright, Alva Taylor and S. S. Boyd.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

Notes:

-----

SERVICES FOR TWO ACCIDENT VICTIMS PLANNED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ozburn, 80, and her daughter, Mrs. Edwina Milam, 53, Inglewood, Calif., killed Friday in an auto accident near Indio, Calif., will be held from the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church. The two women formerly resided in Corsicana and Waco.

Mrs. Ozburn is survived by a son and two daughters. Mrs. Milam is survived by a son.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

----

DOUBLE FUNERAL IS HELD FOR VICTIMS OF AUTO ACCIDENT

Double funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ozburn, aged 80, and her daughter, Mrs. Edwina Milam, 53, former Corsicanans, who were killed in a truck-car mishap near Indio, Calif., Friday, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church here. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor.

The two women, accompanied by Mrs. Milam’s son, Bill Milam.

Double funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ozburn and daughter, Mrs. Edwina Milam, Inglewood, Calif., were killed in a truck-car mishap near Indio, Calif., Friday, after a visit with friends and relatives in Waco and Corsicana, when the accident occurred. The youth was seriously hurt.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Milam were Virgil Williamson, George Hudson, Campbell Gillespie, Guy Buck, W. A. Smith, J. L. McCleary, R. G. Patrick and W. C. Lewis.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Ozburn were H. E. Smalling, R. R. Owen, C. A. Middleton, Walter Castles, J. L. Jackson, B. F. Wright, Alva Taylor and S. S. Boyd.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Larry Kennedy “Kenny” Brown
Nov 2, 1942 -Mar 13, 1944

LITTLE CHILD DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; BE BURIED TUESDAY

Kenney Brown, age 18 months, was found dead in bed at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brown, 119 South Thirtieth street Monday morning. The child had been ill several days, but was thought to be progressing satisfactorily.

Funeral services will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with Rev. D. R. McCauley conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, W. H. Brown, Jr., grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brown, all of Corsicana.

Corley’s Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

Notes:

----

Rites Tuesday for Little Kenny Brown

Funeral services for Kenney Brown, age 18 months, who died Sunday night, were held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. D. R. McCauley conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, a brother, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe B. Fortson, W. B. Humphries, John K. Price and Ernest Brewer.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


Notes:


Etta Mae (Braswell) Smith
Jul 22, 1875 - Mar 17, 1944

MRS. J. T. SMITH DIED FRIDAY; TO BE BURIED ON MONDAY

Mrs. J. T. Smith, resident of Corsicana for 36 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Monday, 3 p.m. at the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. O. C. Frederick, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. J. W. Nichols, Waco; Mrs. Jack Mingus, Fort Worth; three sons, J. G. and H. C. Smith, Corsicana; E. J. Smith, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Langston, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Eugenia Hodges, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, W. M. Braswell and E. J. Braswell, both of Washington, D. C.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

-----

Rites Held Monday For Mrs. J. T. Smith, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died Friday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. D. P. Cagle conducting the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, three sons, two sisters, two brothers, five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Monroe Hurley, J. C. Watson, N. F. Garrett, Terry Fluker and Jack Howeth.

Notes:


William Sanford Haynes, Sr.
Feb 6, 1879 - Mar 3, 1944

KILLED IN TRAIN ACCIDENT AT WACO EARLY SATURDAY

William Sanford Haynes, pharmacist, was killed by a train in Waco, early Saturday morning. Details of the accident are not known here. Haynes was reported en route to Temple where he had accepted a position as a pharmacist. He formerly worked in the Brown’s Pharmacy on North Commerce street and lived at 1635 North Beaton street.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; four sons, Chester Haynes, Weatherford; Horace Haynes, New Guinea; J. C. Haynes, Camp Fannin; William Sanford Haynes, Jr., Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Isla Black Blackwell, Del Rio; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Weaver, Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

----

Rites Held Sunday For W. S. Haynes, Accident Victim

Funeral services for William Sanford Haynes, who was killed in a train accident at Waco early Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, a daughter, a sister and other relatives.

Notes:


John Edward Watts
Dec 27, 1870 - Sep 28, 1944

FATHER CORSICANA RESIDENT FATALLY STRICKEN THURSDAY

J. E. Watts, 72, Gladewater was fatally stricken with a heart attack early Thursday at Mansfield, La., where he had gone to look after his oil interests. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Surviving are his wife, Gladewater; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Stroube, Corsicana; Miss Jess Watts, Dallas; two sons, Gordon Watts, Gladewater; Edward Watts, Dallas.

Notes:

-----

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. E. WATTS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. E. Watts, Gladewater, who died suddenly Thursday morning at Mansfield, La., where he had gone to look after his oil interests, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Gladewater, two daughters, two sons, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. R. Stroube, J. L. Collins, J. M. Dyer, Truman Bragg, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, G. C. Hudson and F. C. Lancton.

Notes:


Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Iker
May 1, 1887 - Apr 10, 1944

J. D. IKER DIED ON TUESDAY NIGHT; RITES ARE PENDING

J. D. Iker, employee of the city water department, died at his home at the city lake Tuesday night. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of relatives.

Iker had been a pumper at the city lake for the past 14 years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; four sons, Floyd Iker, Miami, Fla.; Paschall Iker, with the U. S. army somewhere in England; Glenn Iker, with U. S. army air forces, who had been stationed at Sheppard Field but now en route to a new station in California; Alvie Iker, Mississippi; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Back, Lawton, Okla.; four brothers, one sister, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

-----

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. D. IKER ARE PLANNED SATURDAY

Funeral services for J. D. Iker, city waterworks employee, who died at his home Tuesday night, will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, a daughter, four brothers, a sister and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Phillips, Paul Phillips, Dick Jones, Lloyd Carter, R. C. Beckes, Robert Worley.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing the arrangements.

Notes:

----

Funeral Services For J. D. Iker Are Held On Saturday

Funeral services for J. D. Iker city water department employee, who died at his home at the city lake Tuesday night, were held from the First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, a daughter, four brothers, a sister and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

Notes:


Maggie Mae (Phillips) Iker
May 31, 1890 - Sep 15, 1971

Iker

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Maggie Mae Iker, 82, former Navarro County resident, who died Tuesday night in Myrtle Beach, S. C.

She is survived by three sons, Robert Glen Iker, Myrtle Beach; F. J. Iker, Cleveland, Texas, and Paschal D. Iker, Lima, Peru; one brother, Paul Phillips of Van Alstyne, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Carter, Van Alstyne; Mrs. G. L. Jones, Longview, and Mrs. Grace Worley, Houston.

Notes:

----

Iker

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Mesquite at the Wildwood Baptist Church for Mrs. Maggie Mae Iker, 82, former Navarro County resident. The Rev. M. V. Pruett, pastor will officiate for services there and for graveside rites here at Oakwood cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home will conduct.

She died Tuesday night in Myrtle Beach, S. C.

Her survivors include three sons, Robert Glen Iker, Myrtle Beach; F. J. Iker, Cleveland, Texas, and Paschal D. Iker, Lima, Peru; one brother, Paul Phillips, Van Alstyne; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Carter, Van Alstyne; Mrs. G. L. Jones, Longview, and Mrs. Grace Worley, Houston.

Pallbearers will be Bob Hutchinson, Bob Davis, Bill Carter, Mauzon Cline, David Miller and Leo Ware.

Notes:


Hiram Brown Rainwater, Sr.
Oct 9, 1881 - Nov 22, 1947

HIRAM B. RAINWATER FUNERAL RITES HELD ON MONDAY MORNING

Hiram B. Rainwater, aged 65 years, long-time grocer and life-long Corsicana resident, died at his home, 1209 West Fifth avenue Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Home chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which he had been a long-time member.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Hervey Rainwater, Corsicana; a son, Hiram Rainwater, Jr., Austin; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Averyt and Mrs. Etta Cole, both of Corsicana; Miss Mary Rainwater and Mrs. Gertrude Moore, both of Dallas; a brother Frank Rainwater, Dallas; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. C. Hervey, A. C. Hervey, Jr.; Graham Hervey, W. G. Hervey, Joe Bert Knight and Bill Talley.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov. 24, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mattie Pearl (Hervey) Rainwater married Dec. 29, 1912 s/o James Monroe Rainwater and Ella M. (Sampson) Rainwater

John R. McNutt
Mar 13, 1898 - Jul 27, 1961

Tractor Mishap Proves Fatal To J. R. McNutt, 63

John R. McNutt, 63, president of the Nehi – Royal Crown Bottling Company, long – time Corsicana resident, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic Thursday about 8:30 p.m. after he was found pinned to the steering wheel of his tractor in a pasture on his ranch.

Mrs. McNutt, searching for him when he did not return to their ranch home at the customary time, discovered his pickup and then found him on the tractor and spread the alarm.

Clyde Heifner, M. E. Lake and J. W. Conn arrived a short time later and Heifner released the power life, it was reported that had pinned McNutt’s head against the steering wheel with a guard rail. He was pulling a rotary mower. He was rushed to the clinic in a McCammon ambulance. A physician said the neck was broken and death was instant.

A guard rail (to protect the operator from flying objects) mounted on the tractor, had pressed his head against the steering wheel, and it is not known how the hydraulic lift was set in motion.

McNutt was a charter member of the Central Texas Quarter-horse Association.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Hervey McNutt, Corsicana; four brothers, Lee McNutt, Corsicana; Bowden McNutt, Waco; Claude McNutt, Fort Worth, and Jack McNutt, El Paso; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Sanders, Ranger and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of Austin Avenue Methodist church, Waco, formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Pallbearers will be R. F. Ruthersord, Gene Russ, Thurman Parker, Fort Worth; Andy Brister, Waco; Eulis Hays and Bert Garland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul. 28, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Willie Thelma (Hervey) McNutt-Farmer married Aug. 18, 1929 s/o James Will McNutt and Mollie Viola (Bowden) McNutt
     

------

Rites Saturday For J. R. McNutt

Final services for John R. McNutt, 63, rancher and soft drink concern head, who was killed in a tractor mishap Thursday on his ranch northeast of Corsicana, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the Austin Avenue Methodist church, Waco, formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which McNutt was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

McNutt was found pinned to the steering wheel of his tractor, pulling a rotary mower in his pasture early Thursday night by his wife who became alarmed when he did not return to the family home. He had been mowing in his pasture.

A guard rail had become involved with the hydraulic lift of the tractor, pinning his neck against the steering wheel. A physician, who pronounced him dead on arrival at Navarro clinic, said McNutt’s neck was broken and death was instantaneous.

McNutt was a charter member of the Central Texas Quarter-horse Association and owned considerable ranching properties in Navarro county as well as being head of the Nehi-Royal Crown Bottling company. Considerable oil production has been seen on his ranch in the Petty’s Chapel community north of the farm-market road to Petty’s Chapel from Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Hervey McNutt, Corsicana; four brothers, Lee McNutt, Corsicana; Bowden McNutt, Waco; Claude McNutt, Fort Worth, and Jack McNutt, El Paso; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Sanders, Ranger, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. F. Rutherford, Gene Ruff, Turman Parker, Fort Worth; Andy Brister, Waco; Eulis Hays and Bert Garland.

Notes:


Navarro County TXGenWeb
© Copyright March, 2009
Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox