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Thomas Efrom Fuller
Nov 21, 1876 - Dec 2, 1945

SCURRY RESIDENT PASSES SUNDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY

Thomas E. Fuller, aged 69 years, died Sunday at his home in Scurry, Texas. Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Assembly of God church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. L. J. Hosch, A. W. Phillips and J. E. Inlow.

Surviving are his wife of Scurry, four sons, D. T. Fuller, Irving; Charles Fuller, Kilgore; J. H. Fuller, Gilmer, and M. C. Fuller, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Wrinkle, Corsicana; Mrs. B. M. Lee, New Albany, Miss., and Mrs. Laura Brent, Dallas; 24 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elbert Cox, Hayes Cox, J. B. Thompkins, Neva Levins, Jock Moore and S. D. Stanfield.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Willie E. (Prince) Fuller
Jan 30, 1877 - Apr 23, 1954

Sunday Services For Mrs. Fuller

Mrs. T. E. Fuller, 77, 407 West Tenth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Assembly of God church here with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jesse P. Kirkland and Rev. Paul E. Hosch.

Surviving are four sons, D. P. Fuller, Irving; C. V. and M. C. Fuller, both of Corsicana and J. H. Fuller, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Wrinkle, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lora Brent, Dallas; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Viola Hopper, Norfolk, Va., and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. T. E. Fuller Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. T. E. Fuller, 77, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Assembly of God church here. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jesse P. Kirkland and Rev. Paul E. Hosch.

Surviving are four sons, D. P. Fuller, Irving; C. V. and M. C. Fuller, both of Corsicana and J. H. Fuller, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Wrinkle, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lora Brent, Dallas; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Viola Hopper, Norfolk, Va., and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Willie Leon “Bill” Wrinkle
Oct 6, 1904 - Feb 26, 1972

W. L. Wrinkle

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. L. (Bill) Wrinkle, 67, who died at Memorial Hospital Thursday. He has been a resident of Corsicana for 40 years. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eunice Wrinkle, Corsicana; a son, Alvin Wrinkle, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John Cathey, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Alvin Cook, Bryan; Mrs. Vesta McClain, Ennis; Mrs. Ollie Barr, Dallas; five grandchildren and several nieces.

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W. L. B. Wrinkle

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. L. (Bill) Wrinkle, 67, who died at Memorial Hospital Thursday. He has been a resident of Corsicana for 40 years. Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate. Interment is in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eunice Wrinkle, Corsicana; a son, Alvin Wrinkle, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John Cathey, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Alvin Cook, Bryan; Mrs. Vesta McClain, Ennis; Mrs. Ollie Barr, Dallas; five grandchildren and several nieces.

Pallbearers will be Joe Schulte, James Longorio, Raymond Foster, Floyd Young, Buddy Butler and W. E. Percival.

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Margaret (Cooper) Barnes
Jun 6, 1914 - Dec 31, 1944

MRS. RAYMOND BARNES DIED IN DALLAS; IS BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for Mrs. Raymond Barnes, who died Sunday at the Methodist hospital in Dallas, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. J. H. Baldridge conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband.

Surviving: six children, Robert L. Barnes, Barbara Ann Barnes, Margaret Jane Barnes, Ernest Raymond Barnes, Marian Lee Barnes and Donald Lee Barnes, all of Dallas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cooper, Corsicana; a brother, Ben Cooper, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Hughes, Hawaiian Islands; Mrs. Jerry Sanderson, New York City and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. A. Simpson, Joe Bunch, Lyman Barnes, Willard Sullivan, Beauford Barnes and T. H. Buschhaus.

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Ruby Estelle Muskogee
Dec 22, 1944 - Jan 10, 1945

Rites On Thursday Afternoon For Baby That Died Wednesday

Ruby Estelle, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Muskogee, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday. Funeral services were held from the family residence 501 North Beaton street, Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with Rev. A. L. Meador conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Ratliff, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Drew William Fagan
Nov 7, 1888 - Dec 20, 1945

D. W. FAGAN DIED OF HEART ATTACK AT FAMILY HOME

Drew William Fagan, aged 57 years, died with a heart attack at the family residence, 1417 West Fourth avenue, Saturday night at 11 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery, but the time had not been decided at press hour Monday afternoon. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Fagan was district superintendent of the Washington National Life Insurance Company.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. S. J. Borden, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Fred Willis and Mrs. H. R. Grisby, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

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THURSDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL SERVICES FOR D. W. FAGAN

Funeral services for D. W. Fagan, 57, who died of a heart attack Saturday night at his residence, 1417 West Fourth avenue were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Fagan was an insurance man.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. S. J. Borden, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Fred Willis and Mrs. H. R. Grisby, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. G. Martin, A. M. Counts, E. A. Campbell, Arthur Myers, Wayne Giles, O. W. Bailey, Jake Nation and Tom Shank.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR D. W. FAGAN TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Drew Williams Fagan, aged 57 years, who died with a heart attack Saturday night at the family residence, 1417 West Fourth avenue, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. He was district superintendent of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company, of Nashville, Tenn.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. S. J. Borden, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Fred Willis and Mrs. H. R. Grigsby, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. G. Martin, A. M. Counts, E. A. Campbell, Arthur Myers, Wayne Giles, O. W. Bailey, Jake Nation and Tom Shank.

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Mattie Bell (Lee) Fagan
Apr 14, 1889 - Jan 10, 1972

Mrs. Fagan

Services for Mrs. Mattie L. Fagan were to be at 2 p.m. today in the Colonial Funeral Home in Irving.

Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Fagan died Jan. 9, in Irving.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred Willis and Mrs. Flo Grigsby, both of Irving and Mr. Jackie Borden of New Mexico.

Corley Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

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Willie Jeraldine (Devoll) Starnes-Blasingame
Apr 29, 1896 - Jul 7, 1955

Mrs. Blasengame Rites Saturday

Mrs. Leo Blasengame 59, long-time Corsicana resident, died at Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon following an extended illness.

Surviving re her husband, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Seib, Chicago, and Mrs. Elmer Purifoy, Corsicana; five brothers, J. L. Devoll, Houston; Elbert Lewis, Tom Lewis, Fred Devoll, all of Quanah, and Elroy Devoll, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Nattie Ince, Oklahoma; Mrs. Irene Josephson, California; Mrs. Arnold Gresham of Quanah; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church.

Pallbearers will be Dick Anderson, R. W. Wiggins, John McKanna, Bert Donohoo, Clay Fluker and Cap Allen.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 8, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Hardeman Starnes married Jun. 11, 1911 2nd husband Leo Blasingame married Jul. 6, 1925 d/o Daniel “Dan” Devoll and Rachel (Oden) Devoll

Howard Soloman Powell
May 17, 1887 - Jul 15, 1945

HOWARD S. POWELL DIED SUNDAY IN DALLAS HOSPITAL

Howard S. Powell, aged 58 years of Corsicana, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, early Sunday. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Finis Crutchfield, district Methodist superintendent.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hallie Steely, Corsicana; a brother, Hope Powell, Bremerton, Wash., and a niece, Mrs. A. B. Henry, Fort Worth.

Powell was employed by oil companies for a number of years.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HOWARD POWELL TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Howard S. Powell, aged 58 years, of Corsicana who died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Sunday morning following an extended illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Finis Crutchfield, district Methodist superintendent.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hallie Steely, Corsicana; a brother, Hope Powell, Bremerton, Wash.; a niece, Mrs. A. B. Henry, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Guy Sitton, Wade Smith, Dude Ransom, Hubert Redden, Jim Redden and Luther A. Rutherford.

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Billy Ann Slate
Sep 9, 1944 - Jun 27, 1945

Funeral Services For Baby Slated Friday

Funeral services for Billy Ann Slate, nine-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Slate, who died at the family home in North Corsicana Thursday morning, will be held from the Corley Funeral Home Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Stella Lee Slate, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wood, Cullah, La., and Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Slate, Corsicana.

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Funeral Rites For Baby Held Friday

Funeral services for Billy Ann Slate, aged nine months, who died Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Slate, a sister, Stella Lee Slate and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Slate, all of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wood, Cullah, La.

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Aubert Cassie “Aubrey” Nutt
Jan 15, 1887 - Jan 21, 1945

A. C. NUTT DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON; RITES ON TUESDAY

A. C. Nutt, 58, died at his home 610 North Beaton street, Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. J. L. Hines former minister of the church will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, C. M. Nutt, Galveston; three brothers, Bruce Nutt, Jake Nutt and Hunter Nutt, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Leighton, Corsicana; Mrs. Jim Coker, El Paso, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ad Megarity, Earl Smith, Barney Brewster, J. P. Welch, W. C. Marr, W. D. Williams and W. E. Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mayor John Calhoun, city commissioners and friends of the family.

Corley’s Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Funeral Services For Aubrey Nutt Are Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for Aubrey C. Nutt, 58, who died at his home here Sunday afternoon, were held from Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. J. L. Hines, former minister of the church, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, three brothers, two sisters, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ella Leona (Miller) Nutt
Jun 5, 1887 - Jun 2, 1958

Former Resident Dies Galveston, Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Ella Nutt, former Corsicana resident, died at her home 3215 Avenue R., Galveston, Monday night. A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Nutt would have been 71 years of age Thursday, June 5.

The widow of the late Hunter Nutt of Corsicana, Mrs. Nutt had made her home in Galveston the past 12 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ here Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Claude C. Holcomb, minister.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. S. S. Wadley and Mrs. Joe Ferguson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Love Wood, Dallas, and other relatives including a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Stoy Baucom, LaMarque.

Corley will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun. 3, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Aubert Cassie “Aubrey” Nutt married Apr. 3, 1907; d/o William Oliver Miller & Harriett Josephine (McPherson) Miller

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Nutt

Funeral rites for Mrs. Ella Nutt, 71, former resident, who died at her home in Galveston Monday night, will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The services will be held by Claude B. Holcomb, minister, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Nutt had resided in Galveston the past 12 years. She was the widow of the late Aubrey Nutt.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. S. L. Wadley and Mrs. Joe Ferguson, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Love Wood, Dallas; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Stoy Baucom, LaMarque, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Fred Nutt, Rufus Nutt, Paul Miller, Stoy Baucom, Bruce Nutt, Jr.; Elmer Lee Nutt, Allen Westbrook, Billie Redden.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Ella Nutt Rites Wednesday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Ella Nutt, 71, were held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Claude H. Holcomb, minister, conducted the services.

A former resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Nutt, the widow of the late Aubrey Nutt, had made her home in Galveston 12 years. She died Monday night.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. S. L. Wadley and Mrs. Joe Ferguson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Love Wood, Dallas; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Stoy Baucom, LaMarque, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Nutt, Rufus Nutt, Paul Miller, Stoy Baucom, Bruce Nutt, Jr.; Elmer Lee Nutt, Allen Westbrook, Billie Redden.

Corley directed.

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Sarah Delilah "Sallie" (Nutt) Leighton
Oct 17, 1874 - Jul 26, 1961

Mrs. Leighton Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Leighton, 86, who died in Temple Wednesday Morning will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, of which she was a member.

A native of Pursley, Mrs. Leighton spent most of her life in Corsicana, moving to Temple two years ago. She was the widow of the late Harry J. Leighton of Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Reed, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Smith, El Paso, a niece, Mrs. H. O. Herod, Temple, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other nieces.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Gunter, Tommy Thompson, A. B. Dickey, R. D. Crider, Marshall Weems and Paul Miller.

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Clyde Miller Nutt
Feb 16, 1910 - Apr 16, 1947

SUNDAY RITES FOR CLYDE MILLER NUTT; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Clyde Miller Nutt, 37, chemical engineer, fatally injured in the explosions that shattered Texas City water front Wednesday morning, will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the church.

Nutt resided in Galveston and was employed in Texas City. Born in Corsicana Feb. 10, 1910, Nutt was reared here and graduated from Corsicana High School.

Surviving are his wife, Galveston; mother, Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, Galveston; three uncles, Bruce, Hunter and J. R. Nutt, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be O. M. Harry, Walter Earl Parker, Claude Pickard, H. R. Wall, Gilbert Grantham, C. C. Smith, Howard Shivers and Bill Brown.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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NUMBER OF FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA NOW IN TEXAS CITY UNACCOUNTED FOR; ONE IS DEAD

At lest one former Corsicana resident is dead and several others are unaccounted for in the explosions that have left Texas City in Shambles with hundreds killed and thousands injured, a survey here indicated Thursday morning. There are Corsicanans who maintain they heard the noise and felt the shock of the explosions Wednesday morning that inaugurated the greatest Texas tragedy.

Many messages arrived Wednesday afternoon and night after local relatives left by automobile for the stricken area.

Numerous ambulances sped south Wednesday afternoon including two from Corsicana to assist in any manner possible. Blood banks in numerous hospitals were depicted of plasma and blood donors are replenishing the supply.

Felt Shock Here.
Residents of Southwest Corsicana reported they heard an explosion and felt their houses and the ground shake about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday and believe it was from the explosions at Texas City—about 299 miles airplane distance, Mrs. Bennie Parker, 1218 West Fourteenth avenue said she heard and felt two shocks, one in the house and another outside. Mrs. L. J. Foster, 1105 West Fourteenth, was in her yard and said the noise was like distant thunder. J. E. Dempsey, 1205 West Fourteenth avenue, was in bed and said the house shook. Mrs. Paul Moore, 1201 West Fourteenth avenue, said her house shook and windows rattled like an explosion nearby.

No local explosions were noted and residents of other sections of the city asked about the explosions felt before the report of the disaster was received and became generally known.

No Word Received.
Naaman Hair, Jr., nephew of H. C. Robinson, county agent, is employed at one of the plants, while M. Louis Brenner, nephew of Mrs. Robinson, also resides in Texas City. No word had been received here early Thursday morning.

Clyde Nutt Dead.
Clyde Nutt, about 25, is dead. A native of Corsicana and nephew of Bruce Nutt, police chief. Nutt was employed by the chemical plant where the huge explosion occurred Wednesday morning. He was the son of the late Aubrey Nutt, Corsicana city employee and resided with his wife and mother in Galveston. Corley Funeral Home sent for the body early Thursday afternoon at Galveston, where it was taken. Other details are lacking here. Funeral services will be held here.

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CLYDE MILLER NUTT FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Clyde Miller Nutt, aged 37 years, Galveston, was killed in the explosion Wednesday morning at 9:12 o’clock that caused the death of hundreds of Texas City residents.

Born in Corsicana, April 10, 1910, Nutt was reared here and attended Corsicana High School. He was a chemical engineer at the time of his death.

Funeral services will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the church.

Surviving are his wife, Galveston; mother, Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, formerly of Corsicana, now of Galveston; three uncles, Bruce, Hunter and J. R. Nutt, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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SERVICES SUNDAY FOR VICTIM OF TEXAS CITY EXPLOSION

Funeral rites for Clyde Miller Nutt, 27, chemical engineer, killed in the initial explosions in Texas City Wednesday morning, were held here Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. The services were conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the church.

A native of Corsicana, born Feb. 19, 1910. Nutt was reared here and graduated from Corsicana High School. He resided in Galveston and was employed at Texas City.

Surviving are his wife, Galveston; mother, Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, Galveston; three uncles, Bruce, Hunter and J. R. Nutt, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearer were O. M. Harry, Walter Earl Parker, Claude Pickard, H. R. Wall, Gilbert Grantham, C. C. Smith, Howard Shivers and Bill Brown.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Wendell W. Nutt
Feb 23, 1911 - Apr 24, 1948

WINDELL W. NUTT IS FATALLY STRICKEN WITH HEART ATTACK

Windell W. Nutt, 36, died after a heart attack Saturday afternoon while at work at Waterproof, La.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel here Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Nutt was born and reared here.

Surviving are his wife, twin sons, Bruce and Wayne, and a daughter, Karen Nutt, all of Waterproof, La., parents, Police Chief and Mrs. Bruce Nutt, Corsicana; four brothers, Fred, John W. and Rufus E. Nutt, all of Corsicana and Bruce Nutt, Jr., Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Dowd, Corsicana, and Mrs. G. E. Ellington, Chatfield and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arthur Waring, Paul Miller, Wayne Dean, Hershel Dean, Jack Ellington, Elmer Lee Nutt and Virgil George.

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Olbrey Bruce Nutt, Sr.
May 23, 1884 - Nov. 5, 1955

Veteran Officer, Bruce Nutt, 71, Buried Sunday

Bruce Nutt, 71, retired chief of the Corsicana police department, died suddenly, Saturday afternoon at his home, 908 West Tenth avenue. He had been in ill health for some time prior to being stricken Saturday afternoon.

Sunday Rites.
Funeral services were held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the church, and Dr. W.M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Born at Pursley, Nutt was reared in Corsicana, and spent most of his adult life in law enforcement. He joined the police force in April, 1913, and served as a mounted officer, but later discarded the use of horses and rode a bicycle for some time.

Chief 18 Years.
He was chief of detectives and assistant chief for years under the late Chief Will S. Knight, serving as acting chief while Knight was ill, and was chief for 18 years, retiring in 1954.

The veteran officer solved many crimes during his long tenure as an officer, but said little about his own accomplishments, giving his men credit. Their welfare was his constant concern. He was well-known throughout Central Texas during his more than 41 years as a peace officer.

Flag at Half-Staff
The flag flew at half-staff at the city hall throughout Sunday.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Fred and Rufus Nutt, both of Corsicana; Bruce Nutt, Jr., Dallas, and John W. Nutt, Longview; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Dowd and Mrs. Ed Ellington, both of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother, Jake Nutt, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Leighton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bertha Smith, Ysleta; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. A. Massey, F. V. Chapman, Sr., John Kelley, O. O. Pickering; J. E. Davant and Paul Moore. Honorary pallbearers were former police commissioners.

Corley directed.

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Sibyl (Huskey) Nutt
Mar 19, 1889 - Jan 29, 1975

Mrs. Nutt

Services were to be held at 3:30 p. m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Sibyl (Bruce) Nutt, 85, resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. Claude B. Holcomb, North Beaton Church of Christ, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana and member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Fred Nutt of Corsicana, John W. Nutt of Lufkin, and Rufus Nutt of McKinney; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Dowd of Corsicana and Mrs. Ed Ellington, Chatfield, 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Hallie Halbert (Groce) Wood
Oct 9, 1890 - Oct 11, 1945

MRS. DAMON C. WOOD DIED SUDDENLY IN WAXAHACHIE FRIDAY

Mrs. Damon C. Wood died suddenly at her home in Waxahachie at 8:30 o’clock Friday night, according to information received here by relatives.

Advices from Waxahachie Saturday were that funeral arrangements were being held up pending the arrival of out-of-town relatives.

Mrs. Wood, widow of the late Damon C. Wood, member of the U. S. diplomatic corps stationed in Paris, France, for years, was Miss Hallie Groce prior to her marriage. She was the niece of the late J. L. Halbert, long-time mayor of Corsicana and was a graduate of Corsicana High School.

Surviving are three sons, Damon Wood, Columbus, Ohio; George C. Wood and Halbert Wood, both of Lubbock; two brothers, Josh Groce, San Antonio and George C. Groce, Washington, D. C.; a sister, Mrs. Ernest Powell, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Rudolph Brothers Funeral Home of Waxahachie is directing funeral arrangements.

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MRS. DAMON C. WOOD BURIED CORSICANA SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Damon C. Wood, former Corsicanan, who died at her home in Waxahachie Friday night, were held at Waxahachie Sunday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery here at 4:30 o’clock.

Mrs. Wood was the widow of the late Damon C. Wood of Corsicana, member of the diplomatic service. She was Miss Hallie Groce prior to her marriage and was a graduate of Corsicana high school.

Surviving are three sons, Damon Wood, Columbus, Ohio; George C. Wood and Halbert Wood, both of Lubbock; two brothers, Josh Groce, San Antonio and George C. Groce, Washington, D. C.; a sister, Mrs. Ernest Powell, San Antonio, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home handled local arrangements.

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James. R. Ritchie
Mar 15, 1861 - May 5, 1945

JAMES R. RICHEY DIED SATURDAY IN POWELL COMMUNITY

James R. Richey, aged 74 years, died at his home in the Powell community Saturday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled from the Church of Christ church at Powell Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, H. G. Richey, Taft; two daughters, Miss Euphema Richey and Mrs. Pearl Richey Emerson, both of Powell and three grandchildren. Harriett Emerson, Powell; Dorothy Lou Richey and H. G. Richey, Jr., both of Taft.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 5, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Obit says Richey but he is Ritchie) h/o Harriett Ann (Brown) Ritchie; s/o Hiram Ritchie & Euphemia (Walker) Ritchie

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. R. RICHEY

Funeral services for James R. Richey, aged 74 years, long-time Powell resident, who died at his home Saturday, were held from the Powell Church of Christ Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

A native of Arkansas, Richey had resided in Powell for 50 years.

Surviving are a son, H. G. Richey, Taft; two daughters, Miss Euphema Richey and Mrs. Pearl Richey Emerson, both of Powell; three grandchildren, H. G. Richey, Jr., Taft; Harriett Emerson, Posell and Dorothy Lou Richey, Taft.

The rites were conducted by Frank Dunn of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were J. O. Burke, J. Harrison Burke, John Christian, Fritz Kenner, Bud Jones, Ed Wright, H. H. Hanks and Jim Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Parker, Lon Holt, W. A. McKinney, Oscar Bancroft, Allen Bancroft, R. E. Bush and V. T. Haynie.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Henry Gorman Ritchie, Sr.
Jun 2, 1893 - Aug 13, 1959

H. G. Richie Dies In Auto Wreck

H. G. Richie, native Corsicanan and prominent rancher and oil man of Taft and Cotulla, was fatally injured in an automobile accident at Cotulla Thursday night about 9:30 p.m.

Two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Richie Emerson and Miss Euphema Richie of Powell were notified of their brother’s death early Friday, but received no details. They were unable to contact the immediate family who was believed en route from Taft to Cotulla.

The former Corsicanan had been a resident of Taft for the past 36 years, where he was active in banking, ginning and other enterprises in addition to being a cattle raiser and farm operator, and oil man. He was a member of the Baptist church and a Mason.

He is survived by his wife of Taft; one son, H. G. Richie, Jr., also of Taft; a daughter, Mrs. A. D. Waldren of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Emerson and Miss Ritchie; and three grandchildren.

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Willie Pearl (Ritchie) Emerson
Mar 13, 1898 - Feb 23, 2000

On Wednesday, February 23, 2000, Pearl Ritchie Emerson gently passed away at her home in Powell. Services will be 10:30 a. m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with John Kenner and Jimmy Glen officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Royce Bancroft, Howard Jackson, John Kenner, Leon Avens, Charles Kent, Tim Crawford and Albert Dunn.

Born on the family property at Powell on March 13, 1898, Mrs. Emerson first went to school at Powell, later graduating from Corsicana High in 1915. She graduated from North Texas StateTeachers College in Denton and took her first job at the DeArman School at age 21. She was ateacher, pianist, farmer, businesswoman and mother. She married H. R. Emerson of Iowa in 1923. She left her teaching to raise their daughter and help run the family farm. She and her sister forged a partnership that enabled them to acquire large tracts of land to Increase their farming and ranching endeavors.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Harriet Brown Ritchie and J. R. Ritchie, brother, H. G. Ritchie, and sister, Euphemia Ritchie.

Mrs. Emerson is survived by her daughter, Harriet Emerson; nephew, H, G. Ritchie, Jr. and wife Marietta and their children, Amy, Wesley, & Andrew and their spouses and children; niece, Dorothy Ritchie Waldron and husband, A. B. and their children, Burch, Barbara & Beth and their husbands and children; sister-in-law; Edna Ritchie. She is also survived by the S. H. Brown Family and the Andrews
Family and the Dosser Family.

Arrangement by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Harold R. Max Emerson married Nov 1, 1923; d/o James R. Ritchie & Harriett Ann (Brown) Ritchie

Alfred Dysart “Alf” Bills
Aug 31, 1870 - Oct 13, 1945

ALF BILLS DIED AT HUBBARD; FUNERAL SERVICE SUNDAY

Alf Bills, aged 75 years, native of Navarro county, died at his home in Hubbard Saturday with a heart attack.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Hubbard Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Liberty Hill cemetery northwest of Dawson.

Bills was born near Liberty Hill, August 31, 1870, and resided there until he moved to Hubbard a short time ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Bills, Hubbard; s son, Hugh Dean Bills and a daughter, Millie Bills, both of Hubbard; three brothers, Dean and Doug Bills, both of Hubbard and Louis Bills, Dallas; three married half-sisters and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct. 15, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mae Lee (Masters) Bills-Pollard married May 16, 1925; s/o Robert Dysart Bills & Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” (Ogilvie) Bills (Mollie is buried at Antioch cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.)

Robert Dean Bills
Sep 24, 1876 - Feb 21, 1956

Dean Bills Of Hubbard Dies

Dean Bills, 79, native of Navarro county, died in Palestine Tuesday following a several years’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Hubbard, of which he was a member, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. burial will be in Liberty Hill cemetery northwest of Dawson. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. A. Bearden, pastor.

Bills resided near Dawson for a number of years prior to moving to Hubbard. He was a retired farmer and formerly was a member of the Hubbard board of school trustees.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lola Head, Bryan; a son, Curtis Bills, Ventors, Calif.; five grandchildren; a brother, Louis Bills, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Hallie B. Tull, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. A. N. Roper, Dallas, and Mrs. Roy G. Lovelace, Lubbock and a number of other relatives.

Wolf Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 22, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie May (Howard) Bills buried in Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Tx. s/o Robert Dysart Bills and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” (Ogilvie) Bills (Mollie is buried in Antioch cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.)

James Alexander Michaels, Sr.
Jul 7, 1858 - Sep 29, 1945

JAMES A. MICHAELS BURIED AT DAWSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

James A. Michaels, age 87 years, died at his home in Dawson Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Baptist church in Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jim Langston.

Surviving are five sons, Arthur Michaels, Milford; Bob Michaels, Mexia; Gabe Michaels, Dawson; Jack Michaels, Galveston, and Charles Michaels, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Gardner, Dawson; Mrs. Fannie Adams, Dawson; Mrs. Adell Matysalk, Price, and Mrs. Bernice Harrison, Price; four brothers, V. A. Michaels, Littlefield; Bob Michaels, Coolidge; E. Michaels, Currie, and Art Michaels, Blackwell, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Florence Alice (Nelson) Slaughter
Feb 24, 1861 - Oct 3, 1945

MRS. W. S. SLAUGHTER DIED DAWSON HOME; BURIAL THURSDAY

DAWSON, Oct. 4.—(Spl.)—Mrs. W. S. Slaughter, aged 84 years resident of this community practically all of her life, died at her home here Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church, with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mable McCulloch and Mrs. Fannie Daley, both of Dawson; three sons, C. O. Slaughter, superintendent of schools, Rice; Louis and Clayton Slaughter, both of Dawson, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wolfe and Dobson directed arrangements.

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Lawrence Brown Lawler
Jun 30, 1858 - Feb 9, 1945

L. B. Lawler, Aged Resident Of Dawson Buried There Sunday

Funeral services for L. B. Lawler, aged 87 years, long-time grocer and café owner at Dawson, were held at Dawson Sunday afternoon. Mr. Lawler died Friday night.

Surviving are several children, grandchildren and other relatives.

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Daniel Dixon Lawler
May 21, 1901 - Sep 17, 1961

D. D. Lawler Of Dawson Dies

DAWSON, Sept. 18.—(Spl.)—D. D. Lawler, 60, was found dead at his residence Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. Robert W. Sanders, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Lawler is believed to have died Thursday as that was the last time he was seen.

Surviving are two brothers, Tommy Lawler, Dawson, and Curtis Lawler, Whitney; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Spurlock, Kerens and Mrs. Kate Baker, Dawson, and a number of nieces nephews and other relatives.

Eubanks directed.

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David Green
May 6, 1961 - April 21, 2019 (57 years old)

Blooming Grove, Texas

David Green Obituary
Here is David Green’s obituary. Please accept Everhere’s sincere condolences.

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved David Green (Blooming Grove, Texas), born in Dallas, Texas, who passed away at the age of 57, on April 21, 2019. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family.

You may also light a candle in honor of David Green or send a beautiful flower arrangement to the funeral service. He was predeceased by : his son Dennis Haney; his father Carl Green; his step-father Charlie O'Quinn; his brother Brian Carter. He is survived by : his mother Connie O'Quinn; his brothers, William Green (Sherri), Bobby Carter, Doug Carter, Donny Carter and Keith Carter; his children, Crystal Cochran (Nyk), Amanda Green, Stormi Upton (Nathan) and David Hughes; his children-in-law, Megan Snyder and Nyk Cochran; his nephews, Stevie Ray Hunter, Gary Nalley, Charlie Nalley and Michael Green; his friend Jason Nealy; his brother-in-law Terry Hunter.

He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Bertha Nevada (Grounds) Blake-Hollifield
Aug 31, 1935 - May 3, 2019

CORSICANA
Hollifield, Nevada
May 3, 2019

Nevada Hollifield was born in the area of Blooming Grove, Texas. She was one of six children blessed to have Robert and Leta Fern Grounds as her parents. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 3, 2019.
Nevada graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1953 and married her first love Robert Knox (Bobby) Blake Jr. on June 27, 1953. Soon after they made their home in Dallas where they welcomed a son, then a daughter.
Tragically she lost Bobby to an accident leaving her with a broken heart, two small children and one on the way. She moved back to Blooming Grove met and married Johnny F. Hollifield who had two children and together they had a daughter.
She worked hard all her life, but one job that she loved the most was when she was the school cafeteria manager at Blooming Grove High School where she loved greeting the children as they came through her lunch line. They made an impact on her as well as she did on them. She loved her church family and she loved the Lord. Welcoming her into heaven is her first husband, Bobby Blake, her second husband, Johnny Hollifield, her daughter Suzanne Dunaway, her parents Robert and Fern Grounds, her brother James Grounds.
She is survived by her son Lamar Blake, wife Linda, daughter Yvonne Vinson, husband David, son Bob Blake, wife Robin, son-in-law Mike Dunaway, step-daughter Elaine Strebe, and step-son Johnny Hollifield Jr and wife Jodie; multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Bobby Blake, Jason Blake, Blake Vinson, Michael Grimes, Cody Cheek, Jonathan Day. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Moore and Justin Reynolds.
In lieu of flowers please make any donations to the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove in her memory.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Willie Jo (Hollingsworth) Roberts
July 27, 1937 - May 29, 2019

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Willie Jo Roberts, 81, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away May 29, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Jo was born July 27, 1937 in Hill County, Texas to Alton and Veda Hollingsworth. She attended school in Blooming Grove, Texas and has lived in Granbury since 1998.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Nellie Agnes, her three brothers, Virgie, Alton, and B.J. Hollingsworth; and her grandson, Bradley Richards.

Survivors: Jo is survived by her loving husband, Prentice Earl Roberts; son, Jimmy E. Roberts and wife, Nancy of Weatherford; daughter, Sheila A. Richards and husband, Gene of Mansfield; daughter, Anita Brown of Tyler; sister, Linda Buchanan of Ennis; sister, Odessa Smith of Poolville; brother, Jimmy D. Hollingsworth of Bardwell; grandchildren, Joseph Roberts of Killeen, Michael Roberts of Mansfield, and Cherie Brown of Tyler; and two great-granddaughters, Lily Madison Roberts of Alabama, and Maddison Kate Roberts of Killeen.

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James Robert Vasquez
July 09, 1965 - May 18, 2019

James Robert Vasquez, 53, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

James was born in Ennis, Texas on July 9, 1965 to Robert J. and Mary Ann (Aguilar) Vasquez. He grew up in Ennis and Rice and attended school in Blooming Grove.

James worked for several glass companies including Ennis Glass as a glazier. He also worked as a security guard in Oklahoma.

He was a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis. James enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family.

He is survived by daughters; A’Leah Vasquez and Angela Vasquez; father, Robert Vasquez and wife, Brenda; mother, Mary Ann Hernandez and husband, Manuel; grandson, Skyler; brothers: Diego Vasquez, Joseph Vasquez, John Henry Vasquez, Robert J. Vasquez, Jr., Demetrius Vasquez and Noah Vasquez along with a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery of Ennis under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Nellie Rose (McKissack) Burleson
Dec 14, 1877 - Nov 10, 1945

WORTHAM WOMAN IS FOUND DEAD IN BED; NATIVE OF NAVARRO

WORTHAM, Nov. 12.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Ben Burleson was found dead in bed Saturday morning about 10 o’clock. She was alone and, it is supposed a heart attack caused her death. Deceased was born at Birdston, Navarro county, formerly Miss Nellie McKissack. She has lived most of her life in Wortham.

Immediate relatives are her children, H. A. Burleson, Wortham; G. A. Burleson, Beaumont; Byron Burleson, Venezuela, S. A.; Mrs. Myra Sanders, Tennessee, and Mrs. Katherine Hoskins, Oakwood, a number of grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Essie Clark, Streetman; Mrs. Lynn Clark, Dallas; Mrs. Roy Dubose, Currie; J. N. McKissack, Streetman; W. E. McKissack, Dallas; Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague.

Deceased was a member of Baptist church, joining when quite young. Burial was at the Birdston cemetery, near Streetman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 12, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Burleson married Jul 10, 1898; d/o George Arturmus McKissack & Sarah Ealon (Gregory) McKissack

Robert Andrew Jones, Jr.
Oct 17, 1876 - Nov 21, 1945

ROBERT A. JONES DIED WEDNESDAY LOCAL HOSPITAL

Robert A. Jones, 67 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Thursday with interment in the Birdston cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Kate Williams, Miss Mattie Belle Jones and Mrs. Lucile Pelham, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Cynthia Davis, Dallas; two sons, Floyd and R. A. Jones, both of Arizona; a brother, H. D. Jones, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Tisdale, Kerens; Mrs. Lorena McCurry and Mrs. Kate Patterson, both of New Auburn, Miss., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Mary Alice (Jones) Jenkins
Sep 28, 1924 - May 15, 2018

Mary Alice Jones Jenkins, 93, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Conroe. Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Birdston Cemetery near Streetman with Bro. Lawrence Owens officiating. Pallbearers are Gary Driskell, Damon Meredith, Wendell Matchett, Greg Matchett, Jerry Price and Doug Sherber. Steve Sherber will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Mrs. Jenkins was born September 28, 1924 in Kennard, Texas to the late Alice (Barclay) and Lorenza Dow Jones.

During her career, Mary Alice worked alongside her husband as the bookkeeper for his auto upholstery business in Pasadena. She was most recently a member of Mims Baptist Church in Conroe but was a longtime member of Broadway Baptist Church in Houston and Spring Baptist Church in Spring, prior to moving to the Conroe area in 2005. Mary Alice had a special ministry of sending cards and letters to friends and family to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Carl Driskell and Janice and Michael Price, all of Montgomery; grandchildren Alicia Meredith and husband Damon of Kyle, Karen Price of Tomball, Gary Driskell of Willis, and Kimberly Price of Tomball; great-grandchildren Allison, Casey, and Mason Meredith of Kyle; and sister Pat Owens of Kingwood.

Mary Alice was preceded in death by her husband Marion Michael Jenkins in July 1981, five sisters and one brother.

Notes:

  • Capps Memorial Chapel, Conroe, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Marion Michael Jenkins; d/o Lorenzo Dow Jones & Alice (Barclay) Jones

Beatrice Overton
died June 21, 2019

Mother Beatrice Overton of Kerens passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at Legacy West Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Superior Care Funeral Services on 701 W. Seventh Ave. in Corisana.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Ebenezer Baptist Church Elm Flat in Powell. The church is located at 660 FM 633 in Kerens.

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Donal Ross Butler
Jul 16, 1934 - Jul 3, 2019

Donal Ross Butler, a retired excavator, farmer, and life-long resident of Navarro County died unexpectedly on July 3, 2019 at the age of 84.

Donal was born in Navarro County on July 16, 1934 to Thomas James Owen and Lillian Ross Owen. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1952 and was self-employed as a farmer and later as owner of Butler Excavation. On May 3, 1952 he married his sweetheart Mary Davis Butler and they had two children Michael Ross and Scott Randal.

Donal always had a love of the land and enjoyed gardening, working on all kinds of equipment, and being outdoors. He farmed in not only Navarro County but also in Belize, Central America and India.

Survivors include his wife Mary Davis Butler; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Paula Butler and grandchildren, Pam, Anthony, and Tessa of Corsicana; brother, Bobby Owen of Arkansas; sister-in-law Julie Moody of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Ross; brothers Billy and Tommy Owen, and sister Glynna Owen.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Dallas Hearing Foundation 7777 Forest Lane Suite A-103 Dallas, Texas 75230

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Judy Lynn (Bean) Shafer
Feb 16, 1947 - June 26, 2019

Mrs. Judy Lynn Shafer, 72, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Ennis.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Judy Lynn Shafer obituary.

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Judy Lynn Shafer, 72, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Ennis. She was born in Longview, Texas on February 16, 1947 to Jack Bean and Teresa Kappel Bean.

Judy attended Kilgore High School, and graduated from Leverett’s Chapel and continued on to receive a teaching degree in English Literature from UT Tyler. Judy worked as an English Teacher for Mildred Independent School District for 23 years. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

Judy was married to Richard Shafer on January 2, 1971, in Kilgore, Texas. They were happily married for 48 years.

Judy is preceded in death by parents, Jack and Teresa Bean; siblings, Chuck Bean and Karolyn Harrell.

Judy is survived by her husband, Richard Shafer; daughters, Stephanie McGrew, Allison Shafer, Danielle Denbow and husband Jimi; grandchildren, Kelsey Lee, Mallory Lee, Samantha McGrew and J.T. McGrew; great grandchild, Ezra Howard; sister, Debora Habenicht; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Gail Shafer, Cris and Trina Shafer, Aladdin and Susan Shafer, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

The Family of Judy Shafer wishes to thank Bristol Hospice and Legend Oaks of Ennis for their, compassion, comfort, support and care throughout the last part of her Journey. A Special Thank you to Crystal Underwood for all her guidance, support and steadfast friendship during this time as well. Words are not enough.

A Memorial service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating.

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Sandra "Sandy" (Beckham) Wilson-Ignatoff
1942 - June 28, 2019

Sandy Ignatoff, age 77, passed away June 28, 2019.

Sandy was a woman that was loved, will be missed, and will always be cherished. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She was born in Corsicana, Texas and spent most of her life living in Houston.

Although Sandy's illness made her appear frail, she possessed strength, perseverance, and an ability to fight up until her very last breath. We remind others that her life is one to be celebrated and she will forever remain in out hearts.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Jay Ignatoff; daughters, Renee Blacklaws, Lorie Longmire, and Cindy Schramm; step-daughters and spouses, Jan and Nick Zieser, Joy and Frank Coffman; siblings and spouses, DeeWayne Beckham and wife Marilyn, Mary Ann and Bill Plumley; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Beckham, Mildred Staley, and Mary Beckham; siblings Johnny Beckham, David Beckham, and Becky Kidwell.
A come and go celebration of her life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at The Village of Gleannloch Farms, 9505 Northpointe Blvd. Spring, Texas 77379.

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June (Love) Whitfiled-Hunter
Jul 19, 1925 - Aug 21, 2015

June Whitefield Hunter was born in Corsicana, Texas in 1925 and was a graduate of Corsicana High School. After receiving a B.A. in Music from Baylor University, June enjoyed life as a homemaker, music instructor and performing pianist.

June had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and was a vital member of her church. As a worldwide traveler, she found great delight in the outdoors. June particularly enjoyed the beauty of colorful flowers both in nature and in her own backyard. The beauty of nature kept June's heart close to her Creator. She was acutely aware of even the smallest details of God's gift of creation.

Family and friends called June "elegant" and "kind." She was gracious and loving and possessed the heart of a
servant. She often prepared meals for those in need and was renowned as a baker of cream pies; particularly
coconut cream. She won numerous contests with these amazing pies.

Music exuded from June's heart and life. As a gifted and talented pianist, she was well known for her skills
at the keyboard. For more than 20 years, she played to the delight of audiences at the Christian Care Center in
Mesquite, Texas. She played local talent shows and at family gatherings. Her talent for exceeded the size of
audiences and venues she played. Again, this was a testimony to her giving heart. June didn't need large audiences
or public acclaim to be an accomplished performer. The "ears of God" would have been audience enough, but she
loved bringing joy to others through her music.

June is beloved by her family, church community and friends. She left this life with the same grace, beauty and
dignity with which she lived. She was a wonderful role model as a mother, Christ-follower, giver and lover of all.
June will be greatly missed and will live forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

June Whitefield Hunter born July 19, 1925 passed away on August 21, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, William R. Whitefield; father, Lima Love; mother, Davis Daniel Love Fauber; brothers, Jack Love, Larry Fauber.

June is survived by her husband of 37 years Jack M. Hunter; children, Pat Whitefield of Austin, TX., Priscilla & Greg Abbott of Plano, TX., Liz & Dave Zeigler of Plano, TX., Jay & Randa Hunter of Cisco, TX., Bobby & Paula Hunter of Grand Prairie, TX.; grandchildren, David & Carissa Whitefield, Annalee & John Nguyen, Jill & Rob Hailey, Peyton Zeigler, Jayson & Melissa Hunter, Levi & Emily Hunter, Colin Hunter; great grandchildren, Luke & Kate Nguyen, Joseph Zrinyi, Ryder & Caitlin Hailey, Jayden Hunter, Anthony Covarubic, Benjamin Hunter; numerous nieces & nephews.

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Ben Owen Sharpley
Aug 12, 1932 - Jul 25, 2019

Ben Owen Sharpley went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was born Aug. 12, 1932 in Emhouse, Texas to William (Sweet) and Susan O'Neal Sharpley. Ben was the baby of seven brothers and sisters.

Ben graduated from Corsicana High School in 1950. He enlisted in the US Navy where he served in the Korean War shortly thereafter. The stories of his antics in Japan and Korea were filled with crazy adventures. When he returned from Korea, he went to Texas Tech University where he met the love of his life, Sue Shawver.

After marrying Sue they lived many places and finally settled back in Corsicana where they have resided for the last 53 years.

Anyone who knows Ben has a story about him. He was one of the funniest, kindest, and most generous people you could know. He loved spending time on his tractor and on the porch at his farm.

Ben is survived by Sue, his wife of 63 years, Brent and Amy Sharpley of Corsicana, Mavis and Malcom Myers of Oklahoma City, and Misty and Bill Fletes of Corsicana. He has six grandchildren, Payne Sharpley, Emily, Michael and Isaac Myers, and Dean and Chloe Fletes. He has one living sister, Bettye Knighton, of Longview, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will have a private memorial service.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home

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Billie (Hinds) Murphey
Jun 12, 1925 - Jul 23, 2019

Billie Murphey went to paradise peacefully with her daughter and many other family members and special friends by her side. She lived a life of dignity, gracefulness and a little proudfulness. She was born to William and Altha Hinds in Coleman, Texas; second of five siblings and whose father left when Billie was 10 years old.

Mother met my daddy in WWII early days when daddy was training in boot camp for deployment. They married Jan. 8, 1946 soon after they had their first beautiful daughter, Sharon and nine years later their second beautiful girl Janet. We eventually relocated from Victoria to Corsicana where daddy was from.

Daddy and mother successfully operated Warren Murphey Concrete Construction following in his fathers footsteps. They also operated Warren Murphey Antiques with a 32 year collection of fine antiques. Mother also worked at Sears from my first grade through seventh grade. Mother was loving beautiful, nurturing, always worrying, mother. Billie was an almost life-long member of the Church of Christ, attending Westhill up until recently. She and my father were baptized on the same day. My parents raised us in a Christian home. Billie will be missed in this life by many, but most especially by myself. She was a good lady.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Warren Murphey and Sharon Seely. Siblings, Don Hinds, Matt Hinds, Doris Biehl, nephews, Mitchell and Darryl Hinds. She is survived by daughter, Janet and Richard Coleman; Sister, Lou Tidmore; son in law Pat Seely; three grandsons; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express thanks to New Century Hospice and thank you so much to Dr. Kent Rogers and his office staff. Also to special friends Malvinee and Hank Jett, all the sitters who helped out with a long fondness to Ella. And the members of Westhill Church of Christ, Thank you all for your support.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Westhill Church of Christ with Tim Cooke and Anthony Warnes officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Sandra Diane (Pardue) Hinson
Oct 18, 1946 - July 17, 2019

Sandra Diane (Pardue) Hinson, age 72, of Corsicana went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Country Meadows. She was born on Oct. 18, 1946 in Lancaster, South Carolina to Jessie and Wilma Pardue.

She was a member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church of Kershaw, South Carolina. She adored her family and many friends. Her favorite times were spending time with her grandchildren.

Sandra was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Hinson and her siblings; Joyce Hudson, Shelby Starnes, Peggy Knight and Jessie Lee Pardue.

Sandra is survived by her daughters; Kimberly Rawlings and husband Cody of Corsicana and Amanda Berg and husband Steven of Burnettsville, Indiana. She leaves behind to cherish her memory six grandchildren; Kaylee, Kenzie and David Rawlings of Corsicana and Henry, Owen and Cedric Berg of Burnettsville, Indiana. Sandra is also survived by her siblings; Maxine Efird, Harold Pardue and Ted Pardue.

Sandra's family held a memorial service Friday, July 19, 2019 at Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana with Bro. Paul Denny officiating. There will be another memorial service held at Sandra's home church, Pleasant Plain Baptist Church in Kershaw, South Carolina at a later date.

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Lynn Earl Eggleston
July 26, 1943 - July 14, 2019

Lynn Earl Eggleston surprised us all and left us in a lurch on July 11, 2019, 15 days shy of his 76th birthday.

An avid outdoorsman his entire life, his love for hunting and fishing kept him active, brought him joy, and kept food on the table.
Born in Athens, Texas to William and Alta Walters Eggleston, he grew up hunting and fishing on the Trinity River. He graduated from Cayuga High School, Trinity Valley Community College, and Sam Houston State University where he met the love of his life and wife of 53 years, Sharon Allen. Together, they hunted, fished, traveled, changed addresses numerous times and raised two children, Lyle and Lori (Thorp). He made sure his tenacity, resourcefulness, and intelligence were passed on to each of them.

In addition to his wife and kids, he is survived by four siblings, brother, David; sisters, Donna (Winkelmann), Vickey, and Valerie; close family friends Lyn Eggleston White and Matt White; several cousins, nieces and nephews and his four faithful canine companions: Roscoe, Boomer, Andy, and Mr. Wiener.

A special thank you to Terry Winkelmann (brother-in-law) and Jake Thorp (son-in-law) for lending a hand and always coming through.
Lynn was many things: traveler, gardener, avid reader, historian, artist, poet, teacher, oil field worker, keen observer of both nature,and people. He loved to make up limericks and puns, recite lines from literature and was a walking encyclopedia of the Civil War. He was efficient, frugal, and a bit eccentric.. Although a loner by nature, he never met a stranger and his family often joked that he would talk to a fence post.

Never one to sit still, he squeezed all he could out of every day, and his adventures took him boating down the rivers of Texas, walking the battlefields of the Civil War, cruising to the Caribbean, hiking and camping in the mountains of West Texas, hunting pheasants in Kansas, flying in a World War II aircraft (Fifi), driving the coast of California, riding the train to the Grand Canyon, and climbing the Tulum ruins.

He appreciated organization, cleanliness, old country music, and good jokes. Those who knew him will tell you he was quite the prankster and was a man of many shenanigans. He loved old airplanes and going to airshows. He took all the fun out of Trivial Pursuit because he rarely missed a question. For example, he could name all 254 Texas Counties in alphabetical order along with the county seat of each. Lynn also had a great fondness for maps and was a geography whiz.
The man could turn a phrase, always reminding us to "Just stop and think!" He was punctual, too, leaving at least half an hour before scheduled and telling us, "If we were there now, we'd be late" (especially when going fishing).

His legacy lies in all the times he assisted others with no regard for his own schedule or payment or recognition. From neighbors to hitchhikers to stranded motorists, Lynn always made time to help; however, he did not suffer fools gladly.

Ever the planner, Lynn wrote two versions of his obituary; this will be shared at his send-off party which will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers (Lynn loved them but thought they should be kept in their natural habitat), please consider a donation to the charity of your choice. He loved dogs, nature, and helping his fellow man (and woman). Above all, please honor him by finding a way to lend a helping hand and leaving the world a little bit better than you found it.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.

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Cynthia Dianne (Woods) Massey
Jun 18, 1952 - Jul 22, 2019

Cynthia Dianne Massey, 67 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Calvary Worship Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Worship Center. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Monty Casbeer, David Bray, Obid Massey, Jerry Massey, Bradley Parmer, Anthony Fowler. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewayne Robinson, Donnie Robinson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
 

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Cynthia Dianne Massey, 67 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 in Dallas. She was born June 18, 1952 in Corsicana to Denver Clifton Woods and Wanda Jean Watts Woods.

Dianne was a member of Calvary Worship Center. She worked a number of years ago at Pauline's Nursing Home and Home Health. She was a homemaker raising her children and helping others. She enjoyed going to church and being with people. She seemed to know everyone in town.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ollene Armstrong and husband Joe, Allene Coker and husband Junior, DeeDee Pike and husband James; Brother, Vidal Woods

She leaves behind her children, Shannon Michelle Massey and Wanda Dianne Davis. Grandchildren, Courtney, Dillon, Lori and Joseph. Sisters, Nanette Bray and husband David, Francis Robinson and husband Benny. Sister in law, Peggy Woods. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10am - 11am Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Calvary Worship Center. Funeral service will be 11 am Thursday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Monte Casbeer, David Bray, Obid Massey, Jerry Massey, Bradley Parmer, Anthony Fowler. Honorary pallbearers Dewayne Robinson, Donnie Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Worship Center 1364 North Beaton Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Notes:

  • w/o Ernest Lee Massey; d/o Denver Clifton Woods & Wanda Jean (Watts) Woods.
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Allen Franklin Johnson
Jun 20, 1921 - Jan 20, 1991

Allen Franklin Johnson, 69, of Corsicana, died Jan. 20, 1991, at his
residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the
Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery.

He was born June 20, 1921 in Kemp. He was a retired mechanic and served
in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by five sons, Allen Wayne Johnson, Billy Gene Johnson and
Larry Back, all of Corsicana; Bobby Back of Weatherford, and Charles
Back of Forney; two daughters, Joanne Swenson and Patsy Back, both of
Corsicana; 17 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; one
brother, Argie Johnson of Angus; four sisters, Margie McCarter of
Corsicana, Faye Boyd of Odessa, Lucille Walsh and Dorothy Thompson, both
of Tyler; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Kelly, Larry Back, John Swenson, Bobby Wilcox,
Kenneth Prewitt and Danny Newland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 21, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana
    Library
  • h/o Audrie Joyce (Gunn) Johnson - s/o Wesley Johnson and Nettie
    (Nichlas) Johnson

Savannah Lee (Williams) Burton
Feb 20, 1902 - Feb 21, 1991

Savannah Williams Burton, 90, of Corsicana, died Feb. 21, 1991, at the
Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Johnny singleton officiating. Burial will be in the
Richland Cemetery.

She was a native and longtime resident of Richland. She was a member of
the First Baptist Church in Richland, which her father built in the late
1800;s. She was granddaughter o john Pickett, for whom the community of
Pickett was named.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Burton, in 1968.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Lou Hunter of Richland; two
grandchildren, Dan Hunter of Mexia, and Patricia Duncan of Dallas; five
great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be D.R. Williams, E.Z. Williams, Floyd Huseman, Kerr
Cowan, Claude Duncan and Joel Duncan.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 22, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana
    Library
  • w/o Jesse L. Burton; d/o Daniel Richard (Dick) Williams & Louvenia
    Catherine Pickett

Louis "Bud" Rawlings
Sep 22, 1919 - Feb 27, 1991

Louis (Bud) Rawlings, 71, of Streetman, died Feb. 27, 1991, at his
residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with
Dr. David Hale and Danny Richardson officiating. Burial will be in
Richland Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Rawlings of Streetman; three sons,
Clyde Rawlings of Streetman, Robert (Doc) Rawlings of Corsicana, and
Jackie Rawlings of Richland; one daughter, Bertha Tidwell of Richland;
one brother, Tom Rawlings of Kennedale, Texas; one sister, Louise Henry
of Gresham, Ore.; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Homer Paul Bonner, Buddy Ballew, Joe Parum, Harold
Massey, J.R. Green and James Pringle.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.O. Williams, Bill Cole, N.D. Pringle and
Troy Cooley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 28, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the Collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana
    Library
  • h/o Mary Lou (Minefee) Rawlings; s/o John Riley Rawlings & Bertha Ann (Gentry) Rawlings

Angie Fannie (Sutterfield) Coston
Aug 24, 1929 - Jul 4, 2019

Angie F. Coston, 89 of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Angie Coston was born at El Dorado, Arkansas August 24, 1929. She was called home July 4, 2019 at the age of 89, after a brief illness. Mrs. Coston was preceded in death by her parents Emma and Benjamin Sutterfield, and her husband Larkin Coston, and many siblings. Mrs. Coston was a faithful member of Memorial Baptist Church for many years. She was a Rosie Riveter at a defense plant in Arkansas. She also worked at the Hat factory and Twilight Nursing Home. But her favorite job was raising half the children of Navarro County. Mrs. Coston will be greatly missed by her children Linda and Nathan Estell of Kerens, Tx., Donna Rose of Corsicana, Tx., and Larkin and Kim Coston of Corsicana, Tx. Mrs. Coston has seven grandchildren, twelve great-grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 6 - 8pm. A celebration of her life will be Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Arvel Lee "Jake" Jacobs, Jr.
Aug 17, 1943 - June 30, 2019

A.L. "Jake" Jacobs, 75, of Corsicana, went to be with his Heavenly father on June 30, 2019, at his home with family and friends surrounding him.
He was born the eighth child of Arvel Lee and Myrtle Jacobs and knew "everybody in Navarro County and most in one county over." He loved spending time with his large family, brothers and sisters, and tons of nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Jake was well known in Corsicana for his hugs, his knowledge of cows and livestock and his love of children. He collected "treasures" that others thought of as junk, but if you ever needed to find something, he probably had it. He graduated from Dawson High School in 1961. He attended Navarro College and was a lifelong learner. He was a certified ag teacher from his classes at Navarro College and many people called him when they couldn't get in touch with their vet for animal care advice. He also ran the press for the Corsicana Daily Sun for many years, drove a bus for Corsicana ISD, and drove a dump truck for Watkins Construction until the summer of 2018. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church since he was a child and was known for giving the best hugs when you left church standing next to the preacher each Sunday.

Jake was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Ainsworth Jacobs; his parents, Arvel and Myrtle Jacobs; his brother Jerry Jacobs, his sisters, Marie Chapman and Melba Helms; and his nephews, Reagan Jacobs and Randy Helms, and his niece, Pam Chapman.

Jake is survived by his daughters, Niece Hansen of Corsicana, Robin Bussen and husband, Larry of Silver City, and Brandile Young of Purdon; his grandchildren, Jordan Young and Crystal Christian of Rice, Rowdy Hansen, Luke Hansen, and Cutter Hansen, all of Corsicana, Jayme Shirley of Silver City; brothers, Fred Jacobs of Corsicana, Bobby Jacobs and wife Pat of Coolidge; Ray Jacobs and wife Bobbie of Corsicana; and David Jacobs and wife Michelle of Kempner; his sisters, Eleanor Greer of Corsicana and Sandra Hughes and husband Johnny of Corsicana; great- grandchildren Zayden Young and Blakelynn Shirley; sister-in-law Dixie Jacobs of Melrose, NM, brother and sister-in law, Terry and Marilyn Cox of Pennsylvania; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, close friends, and co-workers.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Wes Jacobs, Randall Jacobs, Terry Dan Greer, Michael Jacobs, Lance Hughes, and Aaron Jacobs. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers, Fred, Bobby, Ray and David Jacobs, his nephew, Mark Chapman, his close cousins Raymond and Lonnie Elmore, and his dear friends, Kenneth Lewis, Robert Hoskins, and George McAdams.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in the name of Jake Jacobs to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 404, Corsicana, TX, 75110 or www.gideons.org

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Carol Ilene (Ivie) Wallace
Dec 10, 1951 - Jun 30, 2019

Carol Wallace of Corsicana, Texas passed from this life on Sunday afternoon June 30, 2019 at Legacy West in Corsicana.

Visitation with her family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


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Edith Talent
Jul 22, 1925 - Jun 29, 2019

Edith Talent of Corsicana passed from this life on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Sugar Land, Texas at the age of 94.

She was a retired interior designer and her and J.T. owned Farmers Fuel on business 45. She attended The Cowboy Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Talent; daughter, Dorothy and grandson, James. She is survived by two children, Tommy and David; grandchildren, JoAnn and Jason; three great grandchildren and numerous siblings, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Graveside services will be held at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 1, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Priscilla June (Cobb) Holder
Jun 21, 1950 - Jul 7, 2019

Priscilla June Holder, 69, of Waco, Texas went peacefully to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Providence Hospice in Waco surrounded by her precious family.
Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 12 at Waco Memorial Park in the mausoleum chapel with Rev. Roy Marshall officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2019 at OakCrest Funeral Home.

Born June 21, 1950 in Armada, Michigan, June as she was lovingly known, was the oldest daughter of the late Herbert and Alifonsa Cobb. She married the love of her life, John L. Holder, whom preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are her brothers, Raymond Lafell Cobb, Clyde Carlos Cobb, and sister, Clara Claudia Cobb.

June was a longtime resident of Waco since leaving her childhood home in Corsicana. She traveled extensively in earlier years and as an avid art lover, she spoke frequently of her wish to visit Italy to see all the beautiful paintings. We think she did that on the way to heaven. June was also noted for her master culinary skills and certainly enjoyed cooking and entertaining her extended families. Her love and devotion to her families will surely be missed and forever cherished.

June is survived by her sons, Ray (Azizah) Garner and Ronnie Garner as well as daughters, Rhonda Garner and Aspen Holder, all of Waco; granddaughters, Breanna, Brittney (Chris), Willow and London Gose; great grandchildren, Michael and Laura; brothers, Logan Fitzhugh and Herbert (Arelette) Cobb, all of Corsicana; sisters, Jane (Dwight) Cobb Farmer of Corsicana, Judy (Butch) Spills of Winters, Texas and Colleen (Malcolm) Wommack of Corsicana; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. All whom love June dearly and will never forget her dedication and commitment to her family, her loving bond with her sisters and brothers, and above all, her tenacity to see that her strong will prevailed, simply because she only wanted the best for her loved ones.

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Bessie Gwendolyn (Wallace) Williams
Feb 1, 1942 - May 21, 2019

Bessie Gwendolyn Williams, 77, of Corsicana, passed away May 21, 2019. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born on February 1, 1942, in Payne Springs, Texas, to the late Harvey Glen Wallace and Nevena "Nugie" Cooper Wallace. She attended Teague High School. She worked for Tom's Food for over 25 years and also was an owner and operator of an 18 wheeler for two years. She loved to travel, quilt, collect t-pots, woodworking and reading books. She loved and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Allen; brother, Clyde Wallace; boyfriend, Luther Herrington; and first husband, Charles Allen.

She is survived by her daughter, Synthia Rippenkroeger and her husband, Brian; son, Charlie Allen and his wife, Aaron; grandchildren: Kacy Perry and his wife, Richelle, Nichole Hurford, Hollie Allen, Matt Porter and his wife, Ashley , AJ and Tara Rippenkroeger and Matt Rippenkroeger and his wife, Hilary; great-grandchildren: Jade, Konnor, Areiya and Sammy Hurford and Kolton Perry, Sadie Porter, Maddison Porter, Colby Carrizalez, Skylar Freeman, Rylee Freeman, Rico Freeman Jr., and Caleb, Lily, and Harrison Rippenkroeger. U5

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William Denton Everett
Nov 24, 1886 - Nov 20, 1945

W. D. EVERETT DIED VETERANS HOSPITAL DALLAS LAST NIGHT

W. D. Everett, aged 60 years, of Midland, formerly of Corsicana, died in the Veterans’ Hospital at Dallas Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Midland; three daughters, Mrs. A. G. Haden and Mrs. B. L. Richardson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. W. Boyd, El Paso; a son, W. R. Everett, Milford; three brothers, Claude Everett, Milford; Leslie Everett, San Antonio, and Walter Everett, Midland; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth McGlohen, Mrs. Conway Younger and Mrs. David Ronohoo, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, Fort Worth; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

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William Denton Everett
Nov 24, 1886 - Nov 20, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WM. D. EVERETT ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Wm. D. Everett, aged 59 years, of Mildred, who died in the veterans’ hospital at Lisbon, near Dallas, Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptists church.

Surviving are his wife of Mildred; three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Hardin and Mrs. V. L. Richardson, both of Corsicana and Mrs. R. W. Boyd, El Paso; a son, W. R. Everett, Mildred; three brothers, Claude Everett, Fort Worth; Leslie Everett, San Antonio, and Walter Everett, Mildred; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth McGlothen, Mrs. Conway Younger and Mrs. Dave Donoho, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, Ft. Worth; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ben King, Kenneth May, Bert Jones, Dave Donoho, Jess L. Franklin and Enos Hutson.

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Ada Gertrude (Lewis) Sumrow-Everett
Apr 26, 1895 - Apr 28, 1961

Mrs. Everett Expires Friday

Mrs. W. D. (Ada) Everett, 66, resident of Corsicana, died here early Friday.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Everett a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, had resided the past several months in the Northwest Housing Apartments. Prior to moving there she lived on North Beaton street.

Surviving are one son, W. R. (Bill) Everett, Italy; three daughters, Mrs. Clydie Mae Richardson, and Mrs. Jack Hardin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. W. Boyd, Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bristow, Monahans; Mrs. John Baker, Odessa, and Mrs. Johnnie Rogers, Crane; one sister-in-law, Mrs. J. W. Lewis, San Angelo, and step-mother, Mrs. Jack Lewis, Odessa; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 28, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George F. Sumrow married Feb. 6, 1913 2nd husband William Denton Everett married Feb 19, 1921; d/o J. J. “Jack” Lewis buried in Monahans cemetery, Monahans, Texas & Adalaide “Addie” (Holloway) Lewis (Addie is the daughter of Robert Lafayette Holloway and Irene Tennessee “Tennie” (Skinner) Holloway buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery)

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Mrs. Everitt Rites Sunday

Funeral rites for Mrs. W. D. (Ada) Everitt, 66, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Everitt, a resident of Corsicana for the past several years, died here early Friday. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, W. R. (Bill) Everett, Italy; three daughters, Mrs. Clydie Mae Richardson, and Mrs. Jack Hardin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. W. Boyd, Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bristow, Monahans; Mrs. John Baker, Odessa, and Mrs. Johnnie Rogers, Crane; one sister-in-law, Mrs. J. W. Lewis, San Angelo, and step-mother, Mrs. Jack Lewis, Odessa; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James B. French, John Howell, Gilbert Sutherlin, A. Ruth, Herman Boyd and O. S. Bryson.

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Johnie (Robinson) Owen
Nov 2, 1906 - Mar 28, 1945

MRS. M. W. OWEN DIED WEDNESDAY; RITES NOT YET SET

Mrs. M. W. Owen, aged 37 years, died at the family residence, 610 West Fifth avenue Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Funeral arrangements had not been made at press hour.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Miss Christine Owen, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Buck Roberson, Cayuga; Fred Roberson, Atlantic City, N. J.; and Earl Roberson, Houston, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Armstrong, Ennis.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Rites Held Friday For Mrs. M. W. Owen

Funeral services for Mrs. M. W. Owen, 38, who died Tuesday afternoon were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, three brothers, and a sister.

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FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD FRIDAY FOR MRS. M. W. OWEN

Funeral services for Mrs. M. W. Owen, 38, who died Wednesday afternoon at the family residence, 610 West Fifth avenue, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Meador, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, M. W. Owen, a daughter, Miss Christine Owen, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Buck Roberson, Cayuga; Fred Roberson, Atlantic City, N. J.; and Earl Roberson, Houston, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Armstrong, Ennis.

Pallbearers will be W. G. Owen, H. B. Butler, E. C. Butler, John Butler, J. H. Crider and H. B. Baggett.

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Ernest Thomas Reed
May 20, 1900 - Dec 20, 1945

ERNEST REED DIED IN DALLAS; BURIAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Ernest Reed, aged 46 years, welder at the U. S. Naval Air Station west of Dallas, died in Dallas, Thursday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Reed, Angus; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Pugh, Corsicana and Miss Lola Reed, Angus, and five brothers, C. H. Reed and M. L. Reed, both of Dallas; C. D. Reed, Houston; L. A. Reed, Corpus Christi, and Ed Reed, Kingsville.

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ERNEST REED WAS BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY FRIDAY

Funeral rites for Ernest Reed, aged 46 years, who died in Dallas Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Reed, Angus; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Pugh, Corsicana, and Miss Lola Reed, Angus; five brothers, C. H. and M. L. Reed, both of Dallas; C. D. Reed, Houston; L. A. Reed, Corpus Christi, and Ed Reed, Kingsville.

Pallbearers were J. S. Doolen, R. L. Pate, C. C. McClung, W. L. Stewart, L. P. Tilton and J. L. Jackson.

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ERNEST REED DIED IN DALLAS; BURIAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Ernest Walker, 46, years, welder at the U. S. Naval Air Station west of Dallas, died in Dallas Thursday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Reed, Angus; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Pugh, Corsicana, and Miss Lola Reed, Angus; five brothers, C. H. and M. L. Reed, both of Dallas; C. D. Reed, Houston; L. A. Reed, Corpus Christi, and Ed Reed, Kingsville.

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Minnie Evelyn (Mooneyhan) Sherrod
Sep 18, 1881 - Jan 31, 1945

MRS. W. R. SHERROD DIED WEDNESDAY AND RITES HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. R. Sherrod, 63, who died at her home on West Eighteenth avenue, Wednesday afternoon, following an extended illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. J. E. Inlow conducted the rites and interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, W. R. Sherrod, Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. Allie Davis, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. E. S. McDowell, Corsicana; two brothers, Arthur Mooneyhan, Corsicana; George W. Mooneyhan, Corsicana; several nephews and nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews, Ernest Mooneyhan, Albert Mooneyhan, Fred Mooneyhan, Olen Mooneyhan, Winfred Mooneyhan and Walter Brenton.

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Mattie (Howard) Langridge
Nov 7, 1870 - Jul 13, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. B. F. LANGRIDGE

Funeral services for Mrs. B. F. Langridge, aged 73 years, who died at the family residence, 806 East Tenth avenue, Thursday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are her husband, F. B. Langridge, Corsicana; a son Frank Langridge, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. G. L. Morris; a brother, Joe Howard, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Langridge had resided in Corsicana for 55 years.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul. 14, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Frederick Burt “Fred” Langridge married Aug. 6, 1912; d/o Francis Marion Howard & Mary (Birdsong) Howard per death certificate (her marriage record says Harwell)

Earl Hartwell Langridge
Jun 11, 1892 - Feb 8, 1971

E. H. Langridge Rites Set

Services for Earl H. Langridge, 78, of 1606 West 10th Ave., Corsicana, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Corley Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Langridge died Monday in Navarro County Hospital. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. E. H. Langridge of the home; one son, Clarence Dave Langridge, Oak Valley Rd., Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Wilson, Grand Prairie; and Mrs. Leon Melton, Edmondson, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn McCaslin, Kerens; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joe Baker, Leon Jones, Bobby Martin, Spencer Dubois, A. L. Jacobs and Allen Skinner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb. 9,1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jessie Lee (Martin) Langridge; s/o George William Langridge & Amanda Sarah Elizabeth “Mandy” (Bonner) Langridge-Singleton-Garrison

Amanda (Howard) Morris
Jul 30, 1877 - Feb 9, 1972

Mrs. Morris

Mrs. Amanda Morris died Wednesday at her residence in Corsicana.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include a half-sister, Mrs. W. L. Lynch of Corsicana; and two nieces, Mrs. T. M. Walbrick of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Billy Benson of Port Huron, Mich.

Other arrangements are pending at presstime.

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Mrs. Morris

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday at a local funeral chapel for Mrs. Amanda Morris, who died Wednesday at her residence. The Rev. J. P. Davis officiated. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Pallbearers were Carl Newland, Claude Bell, H. M. Libhart and W. G. Libhart.

She is survived by a half-sister, Mrs. W. L. Lynch of Corsicana; and two nieces, Mrs. T. M. Walbrick of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Billy Benson of Port Huron, Mich.

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Lillie Emma (Seale) Stallworth-Thompkins
Mar 24, 1895 - Feb 10, 1945

MRS. J. B. THOMPKINS DIED ON SATURDAY; FUNERAL ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Thompkins, 46, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday, were held from the Assemble of God church Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. J. E. Inlow conducted the rites and interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two daughters, Alma Jean Thompkins, Corsicana; Ida Pauline Thompkins, Corsicana; four sons, J. H. Thompkins, Jr., Corsicana; Harvey Edgar Thompkins, Corsicana; William B. Stallworth, Houston; S-Sgt. John L. Stallworth, U. S. Army, Bryan Field, her father, J. T. Seale, Richland; three sisters, Mrs. O. F. Reeves, Orange; Mrs. Alline Harris, Dallas; Mrs. Pauline Renfro, Hamilton; one grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Mack Fuller, Elbert L. Cox, Jack Moore, Kelly Myers, W. D. Schomerus and Clarence Bichell.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Billie Jean Watts
Feb 7, 1945 - Feb 12, 1945

Rites On Tuesday Afternoon For Baby Billy Jean Watts

Funeral services for Billy Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Watts, who died Monday at the P. and S. Hospital were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, grandparents and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 13, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Harvey Lee Watts, Sr. buried in Hamilton Beeman & Neona (Daniels) Watts buried in Forest Park Lawndale cemetery, Houston, Tx.

John Rufus Knotts
Mar 15, 1855 - Sep 22, 1945

J. R. KNOTTS DIED AT ANGUS SATURDAY; FUNERAL ON SUNDAY

J. R. Knotts, aged 90 years died at his home in the Angus community Saturday morning. Funeral services are scheduled from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church and Frank Dunn, Church of Christ minister.

Knotts had resided in the Angus community 54 years.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; three sons, Linnie Knotts, Corsicana; Lloyd Knotts, Corsicana and Floyd Knotts, Overton; three daughters, Mrs. J. W. Davidson, Zion’s Rest; Mrs. Sam Parker, Corsicana; and Mrs. S. L. Thomas, Angus; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Three grandsons are in the armed services.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR J. R. KNOTTS, WHO DIED AT ANGUS

Funeral services for J. R. Knotts, aged 90 years who died at his home in the Angus community Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church and Frank Dunn, Church of Christ minister. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery with the masonic lodge in charge.

A native of Tennessee, he had resided in the Angus community 54 years.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; three sons, Linnie Knotts, Corsicana; Lloyd Knotts, Corsicana and Floyd Knotts, Overton; three daughters, Mrs. J. W. Davidson, Zion’s Rest; Mrs. Sam Parker, Corsicana; and Mrs. S. L. Thomas, Angus; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Three grandsons are in the armed forces.

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Fox Esley Pryor  
Jul 19, 1882 - Mar 14, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR F. E. PRYOR

Funeral services for F. E. Pryor, who died suddenly in Paducah Wednesday were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites and interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, F. H. Pryor, Knoxville, Tenn.; Lieut. Roy Temple Pryor, Shreveport, La.; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Lasker, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Laura McLeod, Knoxville, Tenn.; four brothers, W. W. Pryor, Elmer Pryor, Joe Pryor, Corsicana; James Pryor, Stonewall, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. M. Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. Cynthia Dunston, Port Arthur; Mrs. Lee Skelton, Oklahoma; two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Former Navarro County Resident Died At Paducah

Funeral services for F. H. (Fox) Pryor, who died suddenly from a heart attack at Paducah, Texas, Wednesday afternoon will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock form the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

He was a former resident of the Angus and Pursley communities.

Surviving are two sons, F. H. Pryor, Knoxville, Tenn.; Lieut. Roy Temple Pryor, Shreveport, La.; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Lasker, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Laura McLeod, Knoxville, Tenn.; four brothers, W. W. Pryor, Elmer Pryor, Joe Pryor, Corsicana; James Pryor, Stonewall, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. M. Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. Cerenthia Dunston, Port Arthur; Mrs. Lee Skelton, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

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John Edgar Gill
Sep 25, 1891 - Jul 3, 1963

J. E. Gill Dies At Lancaster

J. E. Gill of Lancaster died Wednesday in that city. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in Lancaster and funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Corley Chapel with burial in Hamilton cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 3, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nora Rose “Rosie” (McKey) Gill s/o Phillip G. Gill and Susan Catherine (Martin) Gill buried in Grange Hall cemetery

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J. E. Gill Dies At Lancaster

John Edgar Gill, 71, died at his home in Lancaster Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Bynum Funeral Chapel in Lancaster, and a second service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel here with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ulner Tenery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Rosie Gill, Lancaster; five sons, Chester Gill, Dallas; Vernon Gill, Farmers Branch; Leroy Gill, Irving; Loyd and Alvie Gill both of Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Darr, Dallas; Mrs. Louise Robinson and Mrs. Marie Aldridge, both of Lancaster; sister, Mrs. Lizzie Bryant, Waxahachie; 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

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Hold Services For J. E. Gill

Final rites for J. E. Gill, 71, who died at Lancaster Wednesday were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Ulner Tennery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Rosie Gill, Lancaster; five sons, Chester Gill, Dallas; Vernon Gill, Farmers Branch; Leroy Gill, Irving; Loyd and Alvie Gill both of Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Darr, Dallas; Mrs. Louise Robinson and Mrs. Marie Aldridge, both of Lancaster; sister, Mrs. Lizzie Bryant, Waxahachie; 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were T. G. Haynes, R. L. Reed, B. G. Jones, Walter Stewart, R. G. Crumbley and George Robertson.

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Samuel Porter “Sam” Love
Dec 6, 1854 - Jun 2, 1945

SAM P. LOVE DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; RITES PLANNED SATURDAY

Sam P. Love, 90, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died at his home here Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the residence at 5:30 Saturday afternoon with interment in Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Finis Crutchfield will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, F. M. Love, Corsicana; Walter R. Love, Crandall; four daughters, Mrs. F. M. Hamilton, Sheridan; Mrs. Roy Peebles, Corsicana; Mrs. Edwin Von Lienen, Yoakum; Mrs. Bemis Nord, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Ida Grant, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. H. Champion, Lockhart; Mrs. W. C. Palsey, Honey Grove; Miss Flora Love, Honey Grove; Mrs. J. S. Daniel, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jim Taylor, Walter Beeman, Donald Smith, Beden Owen, T. E. Young and Will Murphy Love.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun 2, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary (Waters) Love married Dec. 17, 1884 (died 1904 in Navarro county) 2nd wife Sarah Virginia “Jennie” (Pinchback) Love married Nov. 23, 1904; s/o James Richardson Love & Harriett Elizabeth (Badgett) Love

Walter Richardson Love
Oct 1, 1892 - Mar 10, 1964

Hold Services for W. R. Love

Graveside services for Walter R. Love, 71, who died in the Lisbon VA Hospital Tuesday morning, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery following services from the Allen W. Dees Funeral Chapel at Kaufman at 2 p.m. McCammon directed local arrangements.

A retired Internal Revenue service employe, Love, who was reared in Corsicana, formerly was employed with the Texas Power and Light Company. He had resided at Crandall for a number of years. He was a World War I veteran.

His wife, the former Miss Modena Miller, of Corsicana died in January, 1962.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas and John Love, both of Arlington and Will Love, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Dick Whittington, Tyler; 10 grandchildren, a brother, F. M. Love, Corsicana; four half-sisters, Mrs. B. B. Lord, Mrs. Roy Peeples and Mrs. P. S. Garner, all of Corsicana and Mrs. E. H. Von Lienen, San Angelo, and other relatives.

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Modena (Miller) Love
Jun 2, 1895 - Nov 29, 1961

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Love

Graveside rites for Mrs. Modena Miller Love, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. in Hamilton cemetery with Danny Anders, minister of the Stephenville Church of Christ, officiating.

Earlier services were held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Crandall Church of Christ.

Mrs. Love is a native of Corsicana. She died early Wednesday in Crandall.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Love, Crandall; three sons, John, Thomas and Will Love, all of Arlington; one daughter, Mrs. Dick Whittington, Houston; five brothers, Dr. Dubart Miller, Corsicana; Dr. Tate Miller, Dallas; Dr. Will Miller, Corsicana; Hugh Miller, Huntington Park, Calif., and Paul Miller, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Hawkins Scarborough, Corsicana, nine grandchildren and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov. 30, 1961 - submitted by Diane Richards

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Joshua Torres Ortiz
Apr 9, 1985 - July 11, 2019

Mr. Joshua T. Ortiz, 34, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on April 9, 1985 to Manuel and Rebecca Castillo in Galveston, Texas.

He graduated from Corsicana High School and worked as a welder at Atlas Construction. Joshua loved to dance, to play cards, to go fishing and he especially enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys play football and just hanging out with his friends. Joshua was baptized and he accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He was strong in his Christian faith.

He is survived by his parents; his brothers; Jason Torres Ortiz and wife Cynthia, Anthony Torres Ortiz and wife Sara and Jeremy E. Castillo, Jr. Joshua is also survived by his six nieces; Olivia, Delilah, Victoria, Starla, Jessika and Alyssa and one nephew, Joshua. Torres, Ortiz, and Castillo aunts, uncles and other close relatives that will forever cherish him in their memories.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m Monday, July 15, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church (5301 State Hwy 31 W. Corsicana) with Pastor Ricky Walter and Rudy Soto officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Rudy Soto, Jr., Norris W. Seaux, Dustin Trull, Osirio Hernandez, Antonio Gutierrez and Erick Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy E. Castillo, Jr., Juan Martinez, Adrian Zamilpa and Alfredo Garcia.

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James Douglas "Doug" Jordan
Aug 15, 1956 - July 9, 2019

James Douglas "Doug" Jordan passed away on July 9, 2019 after a brief and difficult battle with illness. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Viluila Emaline “Emma” (Miles) Litteral
Sep 17, 1871 - Dec 15, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES HERE SUNDAY FOR MRS. EMMA LITTERAL

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Litteral will be conducted at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Corley Chapel by Rev. J. F. Adams of Bartlett, and Eastern Star services will be conducted at the grave by Corsicana and Waco chapters. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Litteral died Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at the Eastern Star Home in Arlington.

Survivors include three brothers, S. J. Miles and M. C. Miles of Corsicana and O. H. Miles of Waco; and three sisters, Mrs. E. K. Harris of Goose Creek, Mrs. Lilly Adams of Mart and Mrs. W. A. Thrower of Waco.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 15, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Layfette Litteral buried Blevins cemetery, Lorena, Tx;d/o Benjamin Covington Miles & Sarah Jane “Sally” (Crouch) Miles

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MRS. EMMA LITTERAL FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY

Memorial services for Emma Litteral, who died Saturday morning at the Eastern Star Home in Arlington, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with the Corsicana and Waco Eastern Star chapters in charge. The rites at the chapel were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams of Bartlett and Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are three brothers, S. J. Miles and M. C. Miles, both of Corsicana and O. H. Miles, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. B. K. Harris, Goose Creek; Mrs. Lily Adams, Mart and Mrs. W. A. Thrower, Waco and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Virgil Williamson, Carl Harris, Jim Woodard, Mickie Matthews, J. L. Keeling and Jim Adams.

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December 16, 1945
Litteral Funeral Rites Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 16. - Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Litteral, who died in the Eastern Star Home in Arlington Saturday, were held here Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three brothers, S. J. Miles and M. C. Miles, both of Corsicana, and O. H. Miles, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. B. K. Harris, Goose Creek; Mrs. Lilly Adams, Mart, and Mrs. W. A. Thrower, Waco.

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William Lewis Wilkinson
Nov 8, 1881 - Aug 3, 1945

W. LOUIS WILKINSON DIED LATE FRIDAY; RITES ON SUNDAY

w. Louis Wilkinson died at his home, 210 North Twentieth street, late Friday, following a brief illness.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Bush Wilkinson, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Cason, Corsicana; two sons, S-Sgt. Taylor Wilkinson, Oklahoma, and S-Sgt. James E. Wilkinson, Indiana; three brothers, Mack Wilkinson, Kaufman; Frank Wilkinson, Liberty, and Walter Wilkinson, Kaufman; two sisters, Mrs. John Boyd, Eureka, and Mrs. Ethel Hagler, Kaufman and two granddaughters,

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Finis Crutchfield, district Methodist superintendent.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Bush, George Bush, Jeff Harwell, John Boyd, Dick Bush, Tom Hill, Ed Harris and Jimmie Andrews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 4, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Obit says Wilkerson but it is Wilkinson
  • h/o Mary Lee “Molly” (Bush) Wilkinson s/o F. T. G. Wilkinson & Bee (Hudgins) Wilkinson per death certificate

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR ZION’S REST MAN

Funeral services for W. L. Wilkerson, who died at his home here Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Finis Crutchfield, District Methodist superintendent.

Pallbearers were Jimmie Bush, George Bush, Jeff Harwell, John Boyd, Dick Bush, Tom Hill Ed Harris and Jimmie Andrews.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Cason, Corsicana; two sons, S-Sgt. Taylor Wilkinson, Oklahoma, and S-Sgt. James E. Wilkinson

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Mary Lee “Mollie” (Bush) Wilkinson
Jan 24, 1886 - Mar 31, 1974

Mrs. Wilkinson

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist Church for Mrs. W. L. Wilkinson, who died Sunday in Corsicana. Reverend Jack Riley will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Wilkinson was a native of Navarro County and had lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was a life-long member of the First Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert Cason of Corsicana; two sons, James Wilkinson and Taylor Wilkinson, both of Corsicana; one brother, R. E. Bush of Powell; three sisters, Miss Linnie Bush and Mrs. W. T. Hill, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Lloyd Knotts, of Roane; five grandchildren, Mrs. Ray Laird, Mrs. Gary Grover, Miss Ann Wilkinson, Mrs. Joe Smith, Mrs. Robert Luther; five great-grandchildren, Mrs. Rebecca Susan Laird, Michael Garrett Grover, Paul Smith, Cason Grover, John Smith.

Pallbearers will be J. R. Bush, Herbert L. Hill, J. T. Hill, Bill Olsen, Mitchell Boyd, Clifford Brown, Wesley Edens, and James H. Chapman.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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Albert H. Devoll
Sep 23, 1899 - Feb 3, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. H. DUVALL MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for A. H. Duvall, 46, who died at his home, 719 West Tenth Avenue, Saturday night, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. W. O. Harmon conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

He has been a resident of Corsicana many years.

Surviving are a brother, J. L. Duvall, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Leo Blasingame, Corsicana; Mrs. Charles Ince, Oklahoma; Mrs. H. Harris, Sterling City, Cal., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. R. Pressley, W. A. Morriss, L. W. Easley, Elmer Purifoy, E. M. Becton and Clay Fluker.

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William Joseph McDermia, Sr.
Mar 20, 1886 - Feb 3, 1945

WM. J. M’DERMIA DIED IN HOUSTON; TO BE BURIED HERE

William Joseph McDermia, 58, died at his home in Houston Saturday night and the body will be brought here for burial. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Sutherland-McCammon. Masons will have charge of the service at the grave.

He was a former resident of Corsicana. For the past 15 years he was employed by the city of Houston as a stationary engineer.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence McDermia, Houston; a son, William Joseph McDermia, Jr., U. S. Navy; a stepson, Joseph LeCour, U. S. Army; four daughters, Mrs. Florence Bagley, Houston; Mrs. Doris Butler, Dallas; Mrs. Hazel Byers, Los Angeles, Cal.; Miss Fay McDermia, Los Angeles, Cal., and other relatives.

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RITES ARE PLANNED ON WEDNESDAY FOR WM. J. M’DERMIA

Funeral services for W. J. McDermia, 58, who died at his home in Houston Saturday night, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. A. L. Meador will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence McDermia, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Doris Butler, Dallas; Mrs. Ernest Byers, Los Angeles, Cal.; Miss Fay McDermia, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Fred Bagley, Houston; two sons, W. J. McDermia, U. S. Navy; Joe L. Lecour, U. S. Army; two nephews, Mike Edwards, Corsicana; Posey Edwards, Houston, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Before moving to Houston he was an employee of the city of Corsicana for a number of years. He was a stationary engineer for the city of Houston about 14 years.

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W. J. McDermia Rites Held Thursday; Died In Houston

Funeral rites for W. J. McDermia, 58, who died Saturday night at Houston, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. A. L. Meador, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

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John Doogle Johnson
Feb 29, 1892 - May 19, 1945

JOHN D. JOHNSON DIED SATURDAY AT BARRY; RITES SUNDAY

John D. Johnson, aged 53 years, died Saturday morning at his residence in Barry. He had been in ill health for several years. Johnson formerly was employed by W. C. Stroube at Melody Meadows, headquarters for the Stroube string of race horses.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; a daughter, Mrs. W. K. Barnes, Barry; a grandson, seven brothers, J.T. Johnson, Eureka; Will Johnson, Emhouse; Walter Johnson, Corsicana; Charles Johnson, Emhouse, Robert Johnson, Waco; George Johnson Corsicana, and Hugh Johnson, Houston; a sister, Mrs. C. B. Turner, Emhouse, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 19, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ollie Sue (Burns) Johnson married Dec. 29, 1912; s/o Robert Alexander Johnson & Minnie (Meredith) Johnson buried at Grange Hall cemetery

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR JOHN D. JOHNSON FROM HOME IN BARRY

Funeral services for John D. Johnson, 53, who died suddenly at his residence at Barry Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison.

Johnson was employed at Melody Meadows, headquarters for W. C. Stroube string of race horses, for several years.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; a daughter, Mrs. W. K. Barnes, Barry; a grandson, seven brothers, J.T. Johnson, Eureka; Will Johnson, Emhouse; Walter Johnson, Corsicana; Charles Johnson, Emhouse, Robert Johnson, Waco; George Johnson Corsicana, and Hugh Johnson, Houston; a sister, Mrs. C. B. Turner, Emhouse, and other relatives.

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Ora Margaret (Tacker) Henderson
Jul 9, 1904 - Jan 7, 1945

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED AT CHRISTOVAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Earl Henderson, 40, died at Christoval, Sunday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. W. O. Harmon conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Henderson resided in Corsicana for many years, moving to Christoval only a short time ago.

Surviving are her husband, Earl Henderson, Christoval; a daughter, Mary Henderson, Christoval; a son, Harold Henderson, U. S. Navy, and other relatives.

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Funeral Services Mrs. Earl Henderson Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Earl Henderson, 40, who died Sunday at Christoval, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Rev. W. O. Harmon conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, a son, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are A. E. Foster, Allen Edens, C. O. Curington, Otis Atwinson, George Owen and Preston Burge.

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Henry Earl “Slim” Henderson
May 2, 1884 - Jan 5, 1950

H. E. Henderson Died Thursday Of Heart Attack

Henry Earl Henderson, aged 65 years, died at the Navarro Auto Parks, South Fifteenth street, where he was employed, Thursday morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Jack Goff, North Side Baptist pastor, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are a son, Harold E. Henderson; a daughter, Mrs. O. F. Patterson; two grandchildren and a brother, Bill Henderson, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Otis Atkeisson, Claude Hervey, John Follis, John Reed, Horace Crenshaw and Clyde Blackman.

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H. E. Henderson Funeral Services Held On Friday

Funeral services for Henry Earl (Slim) Henderson, aged 65 years, who died Thursday morning with a heart attack, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Harold E. Henderson; a daughter, Mrs. O. F. Patterson, a brother, Bill Henderson, all of Corsicana, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Otis Atkeisson, Claude Hervey, John Follis, John Reed, Horace Crenshaw and Clyde Blackman.

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Delmond D. DuBose
Oct 5, 1877 - Jan 30, 1945

D. D. DUBOSE DIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON RITES ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for D. D. DuBose, 67, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. H. Gibson, here Tuesday afternoon, were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife; Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Gibson, Corsicana; Mrs. E. C. Lee, Beaumont and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Barry Frost, Arthur Beavers, Wylie Robinson, Jerry Roe, Ebb Williams, Moss Wells, Hugh Stewart and Robert Irwin.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 31, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lela Lee (Bradley) DuBose married May 6, 1906 s/o Capt. John Preston DuBose & Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Palmer) DuBose buried in Birdston cemetery

George Perry Yates
Jan 16, 1875 - Feb 27, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEO. P. YATES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for George P. Yates, 69 years, who was found dead in bed at his home here Tuesday morning will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church with Revs. J. H. Baldridge and A. A. Peacock conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and was a carpenter.

Surviving are his wife Corsicana; two sons, J. L. Yates, Waco; Sgt. David L. Yates, Waco; Sgt. David L. Yates, U. S. Army, Hawaii; two daughters, Miss Etta Yates, Dallas; Mrs. R. S. Mills Corsicana; two brothers, W. O. Yates and Henry L. Yates both of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. A. D. Gardner, Miss Emma Yates, Mrs. E. R. Baldry, and Mrs. Ruby Fox, all of Houston; two grandchildren, one great grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Henry McElroy, F. W. Smith, H. M. Montgomery, J. I. Ellett, Earl Smalling, N. G. Hardin, John Haslam and O. A. Vaughan.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 1, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jessie Etta (Jordan) Yates; s/o John Perry Yates & Emma Sarah (Balfour) Yates buried in Hollywood cemetery, Houston, Tx.

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Rites For Geo. Yates On Friday Afternoon

Funeral rites for George P. Yates, 69, who was found dead in bed Tuesday morning, were held at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Revs. J. H. Baldridge and A. A. Peacock conducted the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Jessie Etta (Jordan) Yates
Nov 11, 1882 - Sep 8, 1954

Mrs. G. P. Yates Dies Wednesday

Mrs. George P. Yates, 72, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the family home, 616 South Sixteenth street Wednesday morning following a heart attack. She had been ill two weeks.

Mrs. Yates had resided in Corsicana most of her life and for a number of years operated the “Midget” store near the senior high school.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny Yates, Waco, and David Yates, manager of the Palace Theater, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Etta Yates and Mrs. Mary Mills, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Her husband died in 1945.

Mrs. Yates was a long-time member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon pending advices from relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Yates

Funeral services for Mrs. George P. Yates, long-time Corsicana resident, who died early Wednesday of a heart attack at her home, 616 South Sixteenth street, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which she was a long-time member; Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, Winters, and Rev. Allen A. Peacock, Waco, both former pastors of this church.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny Yates, Waco, and David Yates, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Etta Yates and Mrs. Mary Mills, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be J. I. Ellett, L. K. Carraway, H. F. Smalling, Dr. L. E. Kelton, J. E. Blair, F. C. Paul, Paul Miller, J. R. Corley and Frank Warfield.

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Mrs. G. P. Yates Services Friday

Funeral rites for Mrs. George P. Yates, 72, long-time Corsicana resident, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Yates died Wednesday.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which Mrs. Yates was a member, and Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, Winters, and Rev. Allen A. Peacock, Waco, both former pastors of the church.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny Yates, Waco, and David Yates, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Etta Yates and Mrs. Mary Mills, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were J. I. Ellett, L. K. Carraway, H. F. Smalling, Dr. L. E. Kelton, J. E. Blair, F. C. Paul, Paul Miller, J. R. Corley and Frank Warfield.

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Benjamin Lynn Davis, Judge
Nov 26, 1868 - Aug 12, 1945

DEAN OF ACTIVE ATTORNEYS DIED SUNDAY MORNING

B. L. DAVIS, NATIVE TEXAS AND LEADER, PRACTICED LAW SIXTY YEARS

Benjamin Lynn Davis, aged 81 years, 1416 West Fourth avenue, pioneer lawyer and civic leader, died Sunday morning at 12:30 o’clock at the Navarro Clinic following a short illness.

An outstanding attorney and land title specialist of the Southwest, Judge Davis was the oldest active practicing attorney of the Navarro County Bar Association at the time he became ill two weeks ago.

A native of Springfield, Limestone County, Texas, the son of Rev. and Mrs. Andrew A. Davis and direct descendant of one of Texas’ oldest families, Judge Davis was a passenger on the first passenger train that entered Corsicana. His father was a Methodist minister, and was intimately acquainted with many of the leading figures of the early Texas history. His grandfather was one of the original grantees from the Mexican government before Texas gained her independence.

Southwestern Graduate.
He was educated in Limestone county and private schools, and Southwestern University, Georgetown, where he received an A. B. degree in 1883. Admitted to the practice of law two years later, he had been active in the legal profession in Corsicana for 60 years.

Judge Davis is one of the original managing trustees of the Navarro Community Foundation established a number of years ago by the late Frank Neal Drane, Corsicana, capitalist and philanthropist.

Associated originally in law practice with the late Judge Rice, the firm of Davis and Jester (the late C. L. Jester was established many years ago, followed by the firm of Davis, Jester and Taylor. The firm later became Davis, Jester and Tarver. (The late W. A. Tarver who had been insurance commissioner of Texas and held a government post when he died.) Tarver was succeeded in the firm by the late Justice B. W. George, a son-in-law of Judge Davis, who was Associate Justice of the Tenth Supreme Judicial District of Texas, Waco, at the time of his death a few years ago. Tom L. Tyson joined the firm after Justice George went to the bench, and later Leighton B. Dawson of Dallas became associated with the firm of Davis, Jester, Tyson and Dawson.

Methodist and Mason.
A life-long member of the Methodist church, Judge Davis also was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He belonged to the First Methodist church 47 years and was one of its trustees.

He was married to Miss Willie Rakestraw of Corsicana who preceded him in death several years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. B. W. George, Corsicana; three sons, Lt.-Col. Charles J. Davis, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.; David W. Davis, New York City, and Guy Allen Davis, San Antonio; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral service will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by John W. Bergin, Waco Methodist church here and former president of Southwestern University, Georgetown.

Pallbearers will be Robert P. Rates, Arthur G. Elliott, Wm. Lee Holman, Harry D. Johnson, Finis L. Seale, J. Odie Burke, Derward George, Beauford Jester, C. E. McWilliams and C. W. Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Navarro County Bar, board of trustees of the Navarro Community Foundation.

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Tribute to B. L. Davis.
Beauford Jester, member of the Texas Railroad Commission, paid the following tribute to the late B. L. Davis, prior to his departure for Austin.

“In the death of B. L. Davis the bar of Navarro County and Texas loses an illustrious member, who was outstanding in the field of real estate title and probate law. He was not only a good lawyer, he was a fine citizen of sterling character. He was a loyal friend. His honor and integrity were impeccable.

“I regret that important oil matters before the Railroad Commission compel me to return to Austin and prevent my having the sorrowful honor of being one of his friends to carry his mortal remains to its final resting place this afternoon in the good earth of Navarro County he so loved.”

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 13, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Andrew A. Davis, Rev. & Mariah Samantha “Maria” (Lynn) Davis
  • Rode the first passenger train that came into Corsicana

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR JUDGE DAVIS

Funeral services for Judge B. L. Davis, 81, native Texan, who died early Sunday morning following a two weeks’ illness, were held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, retired Methodist minister of Waco, formerly of Corsicana. Judge Davis had practiced law in Corsicana 60 years. He was a graduate of Southwestern University.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. B. W. George, Corsicana; three sons, Lt.-Col. Charles J. Davis, Washington; David W. Davis, New York, and Guy A. Davis, San Antonio; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Judge Davis rode the first passenger train that came into Corsicana. He was a native of Limestone county.

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Mary Whitfield (Sloan) Sparks
Sep 18, 1852 - Nov 2, 1945

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY

Mrs. Mary Whitfield Sparks, 93, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Allen, in Los Angeles, Calif., at 3:20 o’clock on Friday morning, according to a message received here by relatives.

Mrs. Sparks was the wife of the late Titus Clark Sparks of this city. She was born on an old Southern plantation on Sep. 18th 1852.

Mrs. Sparks is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Henry Allen, Los Angeles, Calif., two sons, H. T. Sparks, Corsicana and Percy Sparks, Gainesville; one sister, Mrs. Kate Molder, Corsicana; two brothers, Dr. Hugh Sloan, Rice and John Sloan, San Antonio; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mrs. Sparks is a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held in Corsicana, but arrangements had not been completed early Saturday afternoon.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. MARY W. SPARKS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Whitfield Sparks, aged 93 years, widow of the late Titus Clark Sparks, Corsicana pioneer, were held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Sparks died in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Henry Allen, Los Angeles; two sons, H. T. Sparks, Corsicana, and Percy Sparkes, Gainesville; two brothers, Dr. Hugh Sloan, Rice and John Sloan, San Antonio; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Percy Sparks, Jr., Hugh Sparks, Jr., Frank Caldwell, Ed, Suber, Hugh Lewis, Edgar Blackburn and Ben L. Sloan.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. SPARKS WHO DIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Whitfield Sparks, aged 93 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Allen, in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday, will be held here Wednesday with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana late Monday afternoon

Mrs. Sparks was the widow of Titus Clark Sparks of Corsicana.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Allen, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, H. T. Sparks, Corsicana and Perry Sparks, Gainesville; a sister, Mrs. Kate Molder, Corsicana; two brothers, Dr. Hugh Sloan, Rice, and John Sloan, San Antonio; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Judy Ann (Chandler) Whiteside
Jan 7, 1946 - Jul 16, 2019

Judy Ann Whiteside, age 73, of Garland, Texas, passed away on July 16, 2019. Judy was born on January 7, 1946 in Jenkins, Kentucky.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents; Tom Chandler and Geneva Sparks, her sisters; Patricia Sparks and Linda Chandler, and her brother; Randall Chandler.
Judy is survived by her husband; Jackie Whiteside, daughters; Jacquelyn Kay Whiteside Henry and her husband Joe Henry Jr., and Elizabeth Claire (Betsy) Whiteside. She is also survived by her son; Daniel Clark Whiteside and wife Dana Whiteside, grandchildren; Kyrsti Malone and husband Jedadiah Amaral, Kenneth Lewis, Lexie Lewis, Shelby McNemar, and Adam McNemar, her great-grandson; Ben Malone, niece; Suzanne Sparks and wife Penny Turner, nephew; Robert Sparks and wife Tammie Sparks, Great Nephew; Jarred Sparks and wife Brock Sparks, great niece; Jessica Sparks, and brother-in-law; Robert Sparks Jr.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 25 at Sparkman Funeral Home from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 27 at Sparkman Funeral Home at 10:00am, with burial to follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Mary Lois (Atkins) Conner
May 11, 1920 - Jul 11, 2019

Mary Lois Conner, age 99, of Kerens, Texas went be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July, 11, 2019.

Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens and her funeral service was held at First Baptist Church of Kerens on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Danny Sandifer, pastor of First Baptist Church of Kerens, officiating. Internment followed at Kerens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Conner was born on May 11, 1920 in Kerens. She graduated from Kerens High School. She was a homemaker, was dedicated to her family, and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Kerens where she taught Sunday school and later worked in the church nursery for many years with her sister-in-law Lois Conner Jennings.

As the daughter and wife of farmers, her duties were endless. She picked cotton, hauled cotton, and loved working in her garden. She loved canning, cooking, and baking for her family. Most importantly Lois loved her Lord and lived each day to please Him.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.C. Conner; her parents, Thomas Floyd and Martha Ellen Norton Atkins; two sisters, Ruth Walker and Esther Bond; and three brothers, Lester Atkins, Eulan Atkins, and Aubrey Atkins.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Norton and Judy Conner of Kerens; one sister and brother-in-law, Janie and J.H. Justice of Corsicana; one sister-in-law, Nancy Conner of Kerens; two granddaughters, Lana Conner Engel and her husband Jayson Engel, and Lindsay Conner all of Kerens; two great-grandchildren, Tate Conner Engel and Ella Elizabeth Engel of Kerens; one niece and her husband, Melinda and Ron Smith of Temple, Texas; four nephews and their wives Ray and Kay Atkins of Georgetown, David and Yvonne Bond of Ashdown, Arkansas, Mike and Paula Jennings of Kerens, and Gary and Teresa Jennings of Kerens, and numerous great nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Buster Atkeisson, Benny Cherry, Larry Christie, Dean Engel, Robbie Griffin, and Billy McManus.

The Conner family would like to sincerely express their appreciation to the staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana for their care, concern, and friendship during the last two years. Lois knew that you sincerely cared for her and she considered you her special friends.

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Ethel "Yvonne" (Pannell) Combs
UNKNOWN - Jun 27, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, 2019 Ethel "Yvonne" Combs, better known as "Mimi" went to be with her Lord and Savior as well as welcomed with open arms of her husband of 53 years Bobby "Pap" Combs and her grandson Bobby "Scooter" Dunn, II.

Mimi enjoyed going to the VFW to do karaoke and dancing the night away. She loved whomever she came encountered with and she became a Mimi to them also. Her family was everything to her and more.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Alonzo Pannell and Ethel Pearl Alexander Pannell, her husband, Bobby Combs; grandson, Bobby "Scooter" Dunn II; sisters, Lorene Collingsworth, Gladys Stephens, Pearleva Evans and Evelyn Dubberley; brothers, Buddy Pannell, Clifton Pannell, Ocie Pannell and Otis Pannell.

Survivors include her daughter, Darla Cline and husband Sam; brother, Billy Marvin Pannell; grandchildren, Derinda Scott and husband Hewitt, Ginger Downey, T.J. Stamey, Justin Cline and Lauren Cline; great grandchildren, Elli, Kayenne, Sage, Evan, Luke and many more great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 29, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 P.M. Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Combs officiating. Burial will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Daniel Stringer, Jerry Caves, Jason Morlatt, Robert Wade, Billy Scott and J. R. Downey. Honorary pallbearers are Dinky Morgan, Kent Combs, Sidney Combs and Gary Combs.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home 903-396-2371.

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Rita Faye (Kent) Johnston
Dec 14, 1927 - Jul 4, 2019

Rita Faye Johnston, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Epic Care Center. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Neal officiating.
Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

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Rita Faye Johnston, age 91, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Epic Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 14, 1927 in Corsicana to Jack D. Kent and Lela Carroll Kent.
Rita Faye retired from Falcon Industries after working there for over 30 years as a supervisor. She was an avid sports fan and classic movie lover. She was known to have three televisions going in one room all at the same time, just so she could watch the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Cowboys, and Turner Movie Classics and keeping up with all three at once. Let’s not forget her love for the Texas Longhorns. She watched them too. She loved fishing for catfish and most of all spending time with her family at the lake. Her family not only included her biological family, but her church family at Mildred Baptist Church and her nursing home family at Epic.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Beverly Gullatt; her daughter-in-law Sandra Johnston; her grandson-in-law Bobby Pryor and her great-grandson Eric Pryor. Rita Faye is survived by her children; Jack Johnston; Bobby Johnston and wife Patti; and David Johnston and wife Kim; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Serving as pallbearers will be Barney Jones, Adam Pryor, Mike Ford, Jim Bell, Carl Stough and Stephen Bell.

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Benjamin Aldama, Sr.
Apr 20, 1933 -July 1, 2019

Benjamin Aldama, Sr., 86, of Bentonville, AR passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. He was born April 20, 1933 in Corsicana, TX to Gabino and Abrana Aguilar Aldama.

Benjamin was a veteran of the United States Army & served during the Korean War.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria, in 2009 and by his parents and seven siblings. Benjamin is survived by two sons, Benjamin Aldama, Jr. & family of Rogers, AR and Steve Aldama & family of Rogers, AR; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one brother, Richard Aldama of Corsicana Texas.

Visitation will be from 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, TX.

Benjamin will be laid to rest next to his loving wife, Maria in Resthaven Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Walter Felda "Babe" Johnson
Apr 18, 1918 - Feb 17, 1991

W.F. "Babe" Johnson, 72, of Kerens, died Feb. 17, 1991
Funeral services will be for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens, with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.
He was a resident of Athens for 32 years, where he owned an auto supply company, and also was an equipment supervisor for Brown and Root. He was a Whrshipful Master of the Kerens Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Kerens.
He is survived by his wife, Lena Mae Johnson of Kerens; one son, Donald Wayne Johnson of Malakoff; one daughter-in-law, Frances Johnson of Malakoff; two grandchildren, Lisa Sims and Daymon Sims, both of Malakoff; one great-grandson, Zachary Sims of Malakoff; two brothers, Leroy Johnson of Tool, and Oris Johnson of Dallas of Tool, and Oris Johnson of Dallas; and two sisters, Irene Hillger of ennis, and Ola Strange of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Arnett, Allen Paul, Bob McNeeley, Allen Dale Johnson, Jack Hillger, Aubrey Earley, Weston Wallace and Joe White.
Honorary pallbearers will be E.K.. Howell, Al Inmon, Clake Bailey, J.D. Williamson, V.L. Smith, Edd Scoggens, Roy Godnes and Cotton Eaton.

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Samuel Melvin Glasgow
Sep 2, 1919 - Feb 23, 1991

Samuel Melvin Glasgow, 71, of Kerens, died Feb. 23, 1991, at a nursing home in Kerens.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the Prairie Point Cemetery, with Don Crum officiating. Callaway Funeral home in Malakoff is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Kerens. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Krens. He was a member of the Baptist religion.
He was preceded in death by his son, Samuel Dwane Glasgow, on June 10, 1983.
Survivors include one son, Larry Glasgow of Kerens; one daughter, Linda Glasgow Gilmore of Malakoff; two brothers, Clint Glasgow of Dallas, and Clifton Glasgow of Corsicana; four sisters, Mary Williams of Corsicana, Mable Lundy and Linnie Radney, both of Kerens, and Hazel Buck of Purdon; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Feb 24, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the Collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • h/o Burna Dean (McGlaugh) Glasgow; s/o Samuel Cleveland "Sam" Glasgow & Caledonia "Callie (Turley) Glasgow

Garland Prince Jones
Jan 12, 1927 - Jul 4, 1945

Marine Drowned Near Emhouse

Garland Jones U. S. Marine Corps, was drowned in Chambers creek north of Emhouse early this afternoon, according to information received here. The accident occurred at a picnic, it was stated, and additional information about Jones was not immediately available.

Reports from Emhouse also stated that Merel Brown, U. S. Naby, about 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Brown, Emhouse, home on leave, also sank in the stream, but that a pulmotor had been rushed to the scene by a Corley ambulance and there were hopes at 2 p.m. that he could be revived.

Officers from the sheriff’s office left for Emhouse as soon as the report of the accident was received here.

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Family Picnic, Holiday Outing, Ends In Tragedy

One was drowned and two others were revived by artificial respiration Wednesday afternoon following an accident at a picnic at the confluence of Waxahachie and Chambers creeks four miles north of Emhouse.

Garland Jones, 18, Merchant Marine, Corsicana, was drowned. Anna Frances Durbin, 15, of Ennis, and Merrell Brown, 22, U. S. Navy were revived.

Deputy Sheriff W. E. Lee, one of the officers answering the call, reported that the young girl was wading and slipped, apparently, into deep water and was pulled down by an undertow. The merchant marine and sailor went to the rescue of the girl. Others assisted the girl and Brown to the bank where artificial respiration was successfully administered for about 30 minutes before their recovery. Jones sank in the channel of Chambers creek and his body was not recovered for about 45 minutes. Artificial respiration was unsuccessful for Jones.

Constable Obie Freeman of Ennis, Deputy Sheriffs Lee and Billie Burton and State Highway Patrolmen Byron Currin answered the call.

Jones is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Jones, 1038 North Beaton street, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John T. Floyd, Houston, and grandmothers, Mrs. B. B. Jones, Kerens, and Mrs. R. A. Kennedy, Corsicana.

Funeral services are planned Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Kerens Presbyterian church with interment in Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Everheart, former pastor of the church, and Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of North Corsicana Methodist church, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GARLAND JONES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Garland Jones, 18, U. S. Merchant Marine, who was drowned in Chambers Creek, north of Emhouse, Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Kerens Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Everheart, former pastor of the church, and Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Jones, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John H. Floyd, Houston, and grandmother, Mrs. R. B. Jones, Kerens, and Mrs. R. A. Kennedy, Corsicana.

Jones was drowned as he attempted to rescue Anna Frances Durbin, 15, of Ennis, who was in the creek. Merrell Brown, 22 U. S. navy of Emhouse, also went to help the girl. Artificial respiration was successful on Brown and Miss Durbin after they had been brought from the stream, but the body of Jones was not recovered for about 45 minutes after he sank.

Pallbearers were Dan McBroom, James L. Marriott, Harvey Ray, John H. Montfort, Z. B. Moore and L. G. Gill.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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John Albert Fields
Jun 11, 1881 - Apr 24, 1945

J. ALBERT FIELDS, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF COUNTY, DIES

J. Albert Fields, 63, life-time resident of Navarro County, died at his home in the Bazette community at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church in Bazette, with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The Rev. Maggard Howell, pastor, was to conduct the rites.

Survivors are his wife; mother, Mrs. D. Fields; children, Mrs. C. C. Hollaway, Powell; Mrs. H. H. Wasson, Powell; Mrs. F. G. Higgins, Corsicana; E. A. Fields, Houston and D. F. Fields of Bazette.

Stockton Funeral Home is directing.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr. 25, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Susie Ethel (Hollingsworth) Fields; s/o David Fletcher Fields & Martha Ann (Agnew) Fields buried in Dresden cemetery

Viola (Wilson) McKinney-Washam
Sep 28, 1862 - Oct 22, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. VIOLA WASHAM

Mrs. Viola Washam aged 83 years died at Powell Monday evening. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Frank Dunn, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Corsicana.

A native of Tennessee Mrs. Washam had resided in Navarro county for 61 years.

Surviving are two sons, W. A. McKinney, Powell; and Samuel C. Washam, California; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Terry, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joe Wilson, Fred Wilson, Jim Stevenson, W. M. Gowan, R. L. Jones, Charles Kent, H. H. Hanks and Wm. Richardson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct. 23, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Henry McKinney 2nd husband Samuel Cobb Washam, Sr; d/o William Doctor Johnson Wilson & Mary Ellenor “Mollie” (Walker) Wilson

Samuel Cobb Washam, Jr.
May 28, 1896 - Aug 20, 1954

Samuel C. Washam Expires Friday

Samuel C. Washam, Sr., 58, Arcata, Calif., died Friday in a Eureka, Calif., hospital. The body is scheduled to arrive here Thursday.

Surviving are two sons, Sam C. Washam, Jr., Roane, and Henry B. Washam, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Mary Lou Washam, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Nita Lou Taylor, Dallas; and a brother, Alex McKinney, Powell.

Corley will direct.

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Friday Services For S. C. Washam

Funeral services for Samuel C. Washam, Sr., 58, Arcata, Calif., who died in a Eureka, Calif., hospital Friday, Aug. 20, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Church of Christ at Bazette.

The rites will be conducted by Lavelle Layfield, Kerens Church of Christ minister. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Sam C. Washam, Jr., Roane, and Henry B. Washam, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Mary Lou Washam, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Nita Taylor, Dallas; and a brother Alex McKinney, Powell.

Pallbearers will be Alex Kent, R. L. Jones, John Avens, G. Kirk, Clyde Jenkins and Tom Layfield.

Corley will direct.

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Samuel Washam Services Friday

Funeral rites for Samuel C. Washam, Sr., 58, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Bazette Church of Christ with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The services were conducted by Lavelle Layfield, Kerens Church of Christ minister.

Washam died in a Eureka, Calif., hospital a week ago.

Surviving are two sons, Sam C. Washam, Jr., Roane, and Henry B. Washam, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Mary Lou Washam, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Nita Taylor, Dallas; and a brother Alex McKinney, Powell.

Pallbearers were Alex Kent, R. L. Jones, John Avens, G. Kirk, Clyde Jenkins and Tom Layfield.

Corley will directed.

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William Alexander “Alex” McKinney, Sr.
Feb 10, 1886 - Mar 8, 1959

W. A. McKinney Dies Sunday

W. A. (Alex) McKinney, 73, Powell banker and ginner, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon following a short illness. He was a native of Navarro county.

McKinney was assistant cashier of the Powell State Bank and operated the Powell gin for many years.

Funeral services are incomplete pending the arrival of a son sometime Monday afternoon from Honolulu. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery following services at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. D. Evenson, pastor of the Powell Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Powell; a son, Capt. William McKinney, Honolulu, Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Frazier, Fort Worth, and Miss Lillian McKinney, Terrell; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 9, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lula Ann (Winters) McKinney married Jun. 28, 1914; s/o John Henry McKinney & Viola (Wilson) McKinney-Washam

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Powell Banker Rites Planned

Funeral services for W. A. (Alex) McKinney, 73, Powell banker and ginner, who died Sunday afternoon in Memorial Hospital following a short illness, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. D. Evenson, pastor of the Powell Baptist church. Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery with the Kerens IOOF Lodge in charge of graveside rites.

McKinney was assistant cashier of the Powell State Bank and operated the Powell gin for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Powell; a son, Capt. William McKinney, Honolulu, Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Frazier, Fort Worth, and Miss Lillian McKinney, Terrell; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Red Rutherford, Pete Ross, Bud Jones, Lloyd Newman, Fitz Kenner, Oscar Bancroft, Alton Burnett, George Austin and Fred Elliett.

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Lulu Ann (Winters) McKinney
Mar 31, 1888 - Oct 11, 1963

Mrs. McKinney Dies Friday

Mrs. Lula Ann McKinney, 75, long-time Bazette and Powell resident, died at Fort Worth Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe H. Frazier.

Mrs. McKinney resided in Navarro county until two years ago, when she moved to the IOOF Home for the Aged at Ennis, and went to Fort Worth last week.

Surviving are a son, Maj. WM. A. McKinney, Mt. Holly, N. J., serving in Cambodia; two daughters, Mrs. Joe H. Frazier, Fort Worth, and Miss Lillian McKinney, Terrell; five grandchildren, a niece and two nephews.

Mrs. McKinney was the widow of the late W. A. McKinney of Powell who died in 1959. She was a member of the Powell Church of Christ church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Baker, Fort Worth Christian minister. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Final arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon at Griffin Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 12, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Alexander “Alex” McKinney, Sr. married Jun. 28, 1914; d/o James Jasper Winters & Victoria (Kirk) Winters

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Mrs. McKinney Rites Tuesday

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Lula Ann McKinney, 75, in the Griffin Chapel.

Mrs. McKinney, a resident of the Bazette and Powell communities most of her life, had gone to the IOOF Home for the aged in Ennis two years ago.

Recently she had been taken to Fort Worth, where she died Friday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Hugh Baker, Fort Worth Christian minister with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Mrs. McKinney, a member of the Powell Church of Christ is survived by a son, Maj. Wm. A. McKinney, Mt. Holly, N. J., serving in Cambodia; two daughters, Mrs. Joe H. Frazier, Fort Worth, and Miss Lillian McKinney, Terrell; five grandchildren, a niece and two nephews.

Pallbearers were Jim Stevenson, Will Gowan, Joe Wilson, V. J. Grounds, Samuel C. Washam, Cleo Ross, Mike Deaton and Joe Frazier, Jr.

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Ruby Marie (Davis) Carty
Jun 7, 1955 - Aug 12, 2019

For most people, the only time their name graces the pages of a newspaper is when they pass away. An attempt is made to summarize their life and the impact they made on humanity in multiple paragraphs. I guess it is easy to list their relatives, the organizations in which they were a member, the places in which they were employed, but how do you convey the attributes of a spark? Because when you are describing the life of Ruby Davis Carty, that is what you are dealing with. A fiery spark that lit up the lives of all who knew her.

It is a wonder the spark inside Ruby was not snuffed out. She did not have an easy life by any means. Her mother was not present, she was moved around constantly as a child, and she dealt with health issues. Yet that spark continued to burn.

If Ruby was nearby, you knew it. That laugh could travel through lead. The woman was excited about everything. It was infectious. Whether it was seeing the grandkids, seeing the dogs, seeing biscuits and gravy on the menu, getting a fountain drink from the general store...to Ruby, it was the greatest thing in the world. And that is how she made you feel. "You" were the greatest thing in the world. She noticed the little things about you. The things you thought no one noticed and often times, it was good things you didn't even notice about yourself.

She loved everyone and she loved so many things. She loved her Nascar. If it was Sunday during race season, don't even waste your time calling her to talk. She wasn't answering. She loved the casinos, probably more for the road trip than the actual gambling. She loved chicken figurines and she loved anything with a Coca Cola emblem. Antiques, making candy at Christmas, bowling, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, country music, Chinese food...the list goes on and on.

She loved her family. She raised two exceptional sons who in turn gave her three exceptional grand daughters whom she loved deeply. She loved her daughters-in-law as though they were her own. Whomever devised the evil mother-in-law stereotype obviously knew not of Ruby Carty. She was a blessing.

She loved her friends and she had hundreds upon hundreds. By friends, I do not mean acquaintances. I mean "true" friends. Friends who would do anything for you, friends. We are so thankful for each-and-every-thing these wonderful people meant to her and did for her. They are truly angels on earth.
Simply put, Ruby loved life. And she made life so much better for all those who were blessed to know her.

The most impressive thing about Ruby was the fact that she wasn't perfect. Not by any means. None of us are. But with Ruby, the fabulous exceeded the flaws, by a million miles. Gemologists say that all-natural rubies contain imperfections and it is these imperfections that increase the value of the gemstone. Ruby Carty is the proof.

Ruby's life began in Bakersfield, California on June 7, 1955. She left her earthly body on Aug. 12, 2019 in Dallas, Texas after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her father Ernie Davis and her brother Ernie Davis Jr. She is survived by two sisters Cherri Kilman and Maryann Davis; Two sons and daughters: Joshua and Tammy Carty and Jacob and Tasha Carty; Four grandchildren: Ryan Elliott, Jade Carty, Jasmine Carty Velarde and Lily Carty. And one furry baby, Zoe.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas.

Chapel Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 with graveside service to follow.

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Lane Howard Shifflett
Feb 15, 2005 - Aug 11, 2019

Lane Howard Shifflett passed away at the age of 14 on Aug. 11, 2019 in Corsicana. He was born to Dustin and Kaycie Shifflett on Feb. 15, 2005 in Waxahachie.

Lane lived in Frost and attended Frost ISD. He loved playing basketball and football for Frost. Lane loved everything outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, and riding his gator. If it had wheels and a motor, Lane would be on it. He loved helping his Poppie. He would stack hay with the tractor, move things with the fork lift, or crawl under a truck to help his daddy fix it.

Lane loved hanging with his friends and cousins. He was all boy and there wasn't anything he wouldn't try to do. There was never a dull moment around Lane. He was loved by everyone.

Lane was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Howard Shifflett; great grandparents, JL and Mary Langley; great grandparents, Dood and Frances Yarbough; uncle Donald Jay Langley and two cousins, Katy and Kailey Matthews.

He is survived by his parents, Dustin and Kasycie Shifflett of Frost; his little sister Kascie of Frost; grandparents, Dennis and Donna Shifflett of Frost; grandmother, Debbie Langley; grandfather, James Wells of Wills Point; grandparents, Darrel and Kay Widner of Hillsboro; great grandmother Connie Shifflett of Hillsboro and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Lane was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He will forever be remembered and miss by all.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at Frost ISD Auditorium in Frost, Texas. Burial will follow on the family property.

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Frost: Family of teen killed in freak football accident keeps his spirit alive

An area family who suffered an unimaginable tragedy this week is turning their devastation into something positive.

Lane Shifflett, 14, was killed in a freak accident Sunday evening.

Shifflett and a friend were playing around on the Frost ISD football field when a piece of equipment they were moving fell and crushed him in the back of the head.

Family said doctors told them he was killed instantly.

"He didn't hurt, and he didn't know what even hit him," said Donna Shifflett, Lane's grandmother.

Sources say the metal piece of equipment is used to train linemen to stay low.

"No words can explain how it was, you would have never thought that it would have happened the way it happened, ever," she said.

A popular football and basketball player, Shifflett's death has left the small town of about 700 people shocked and heartbroken, most of all his family, who says Lane was the center of their world.

"He was everyone's favorite," said his aunt. "He's going to be missed more than anything in the world."

His grandmother, who he called "nanni," says she can't fathom life without him.

"I don't even think about the future, right now I'm putting one foot in front of the other," said Donna Shifflett. "I can't even think about tomorrow...just day by day."

The Navarro County Sheriff's Office was called to the football stadium to investigate the death and has closed the case.

"The accidental death of this young man was a terrible and tragic event," said Sheriff Elmer Tanner in a statement sent to KWTX. "Incidents like this not only affect the victim and his family but our community as a whole. Hearing about the loss of this young man has saddened us all. I ask that you please keep his family, friends, school and community in your thoughts and prayers."

"I would also ask that you please keep our first-responders and law enforcement personnel who responded to the scene and handled the incident in your prayers as well," he said.

With Frost being such a tight-knit community, several of the responding firemen were close family friends of the Shiffletts.

Frost ISD Superintendent Mickie Jackson released this statement in honor of the student's memory:

"Lane was loved by everyone in our school. He had so many friends in all different grades because he was so likable, funny, and unpredictable. He was a talented athlete for the Polar Bears, and when he wasn't playing, he'd be at the games anyway to watch his friends play. Lane could probably be best describe as just a good, old-fashioned country boy who would be hunting, fishing, and driving his ATV whenever he had a chance. It was how he liked to spend his time with his friends and with his family. Our school and our whole community have just been overwhelmed by this loss."

"We are doing what we can to prepare for the students to return and help them cope with this tragedy. We plan to have counselors available and the staff will be vigilant in assessing when students may need support. This is just going to be a really difficult start to the year," she said.

Classes begin for Frost ISD Monday.

Shifflett's funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Frost ISD Auditorium.

The family is encouraging people to drive "Gators" and "ATVs" to the funeral in Lane's honor.

Following the service, they will drive to the family's ranch where Shifflett will be buried under a grove of trees next to his favorite dog "Big Mama".

The visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

The family asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a scholarship fund in Shifflett's honor.

The family is going to hold an annual skeet shoot tournament to raise money for scholarships for Frost students who exemplify Lane's spirit to continue his legacy of love.

Donations can be made to Community National Bank & Trust of Texas in Frost where an account is set up in Shifflett's name.

 


Billy Eldon Hicks
Apr 24, 1932 - Jul 28, 2019

Billy Eldon Hicks, 87 years old, of Corsicana Texas left to be with his sweet Kay, the evening of July 28, 2019. It's what he always talked about: missing "his Sweet Kay."

He was born April 24, 1932 in Boliver, Texas to Albert Eugene Hicks and Charley Cletus (Smith) Hicks.

Bill grew up in Ponder, Texas where he graduated from Ponder High School. He was an exemplary basketball A team starter who often led Ponder's victories. His basketball day memories are those moments one could watch his eyes light up and his wide smile uncover his true passion for sports.

He was drafted into the Army where he served in the Korean War. He was a heavy artillery man, part of a three-man bazooka team and eventually a military police.

Bill graduated from Tyler Junior College on the GI bill, and then went on to North Texas State where he received his Bachelor's in history. He was always set on becoming a lawyer, but family and life led him to become a teacher, and what a lover of education he became! He taught in Mesquite and eventually moved to Corsicana, Texas where he taught history, became a counselor, and principal. After receiving his Master's degree from East Texas Commerce, Bill Hicks entered CISD administration. Bill retired from Corsicana ISD after 30+ years of service...but continued to drive a school bus even after his retirement because in his words, "Hell, they needed drivers!"

Bill was an integral part of Corsicana High School's history. He was a peace maker who held students and teachers to the highest standards through tough love and genuine unending compassion.

Billy Eldon Hicks is preceded in death by his wife Janice Kay Hicks, his mother, Charley Cletis (Smith) Hicks, and his father, Albert Eugene Hicks; siblings, John Hicks, Wilson Hicks, Charley Hicks and Imogene Hicks and nephew, John Frank Hicks.

Bill is survived by his sister Ann Ennis and husband Bill Ennis; sisters-in-law, Martha Hicks, Sue Hicks, Joan Hicks; his children, Charlie and Trish Hicks, Marji and Mark Joyner, Anna and Steve Maples, Todd and Jaimie Hicks. His grandchildren: Britt Betts, Tanya Betts, Will Johnson, Tori Plemons Johnson, Lee Trammell, Waylon Trammell, Kaelin Hicks, Macy Hicks; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Corsicana with funeral services to follow from 11 a.m. to noon.
Interment will follow at Resthaven.

Pallbearers will be Lee Trammell, Waylon Trammell, William Johnson, Randall Trammell, Cary Hicks, Bain Ennis. Honorary pallbearers are Britt Betts, Bryce Betts, Kirby Hicks, Sam Hicks.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Lorrie Anne (Clark) Hudson
Nov 27, 1960 - Aug 8, 2019

Lorrie Clark Hudson, age 58 passed away on August 8, 2019 at Medical City in Dallas. She was born on November 27, 1960 in Corsicana to Kennith and Betty Clark.

Lorrie married James Hudson on June 8, 1991, and stayed happily married for 28 years.

She loved her family, teaching, Corsicana Tigers football games, her special puppies, Smokey and Gizzmo. Lorrie also loved to travel, enjoyed watching football, and was the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan. She was at Palmer ISD elementary as a teacher/coach and Corsicana ISD (Sam Houston Elementary) for many years, and loved each of her students as her own.

Lorrie was preceded in death by her parents, Kennith and Betty; sister, Debbie and brother Monty. She is survived by her husband, James; her brothers Mark and wife Cynthia, Mike and wife Renee, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by three daughters, LaDonna and Brad Lewis, Jamie and Jeff Pettigrew and Megan and Dustin Murphy; six grandchildren and aunts, Pat Owen and Sherry Bowlin. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Don Hudson and his wife Linda which who were a great help and source of selflessness love and help.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Clark, Corey Clark, Brad Clark, Matthew Clark, John Grimes and Eric Jordan.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Homer Gene Wasson
Jul 1, 1929 - Aug 5, 2019

Our community lost a pillar on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at the age of 90, surrounded by his family. Homer Gene Wasson was born on July 1, 1929 in Bazette, Texas to Homer and Alta (Fields) Wasson. He attended school in Powell, Texas. After graduating high school, he attended Navarro College, where he earned a scholarship to play basketball, and earned his degree in 1951. He then served in the United States Marine Corps. He married Jann Fain Wasson in 1955 and they were blessed with three children.

Homer Gene worked as a cotton farmer and retired after 24 years from the U.S. Postal Service.

He proudly served on several boards throughout his life, including President of Kerens ISD School Board, Navarro College Board of Trustees, serving 30 years, 17 of those as Chairman, President of Prarie Point Cemetery Association, and Kerens Chamber of Commerce.

He was an elder at Kerens Church of Christ. Homer Gene received many awards and accolades as well. Having a dorm named the Homer G. Wasson dorm at his alma mater, Navarro JC was a highlight.

His favorite pastime was following his children and grandkids throughout their sporting events, dance recitals, choir events, or any extra-curricular activity they were involved in. Homer also served many kids in the community through Little League and Little Dribblers.

He was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Alta Wasson, sister Marilyn and husband Clayton, and granddaughter Chasidie Ann Wasson.

He leaves behind his loving family, wife of 64 years Jann Wasson; son Hal Wasson and his wife Sallie; daughter Sonda Baker and her husband Henry; son Tim Wasson; grandkids Blake Baker and wife Brandy, Hailey Brooks and husband C.T., Chase Wasson and wife Shay, Chelsie Rich, Hunter Wasson and Hogan Wasson, as well as great grandkids Tripp and Emery Baker, Tristin and Brison Brooks, Weston Rich, Cal and Cash Wasson; brother Jerry Wasson and wife Donna; sister-in-law Annette Kidd.
Homer loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved God, all people, and engaging in a good conversation, especially with his friends at the Feed Store. His smile and genuine personality left people feeling positive and encouraged. He will be missed.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at Kerens Church of Christ. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens with Jimmy Glenn officiating. Interment to follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers are Blake Baker, Chase Wasson, Hunter Wasson, Hogan Wasson, Tripp Baker, Kevin Lockhart and C. T. Brooks. Honorary pallbearers are John Kenner, Dr. Dick Sanchez, Gerry Harris, Danny Combs, Jeffery Saunders, Russ
Crawford, Jairl Radney and Sonny Bancroft.

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