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James Henry Langridge
Apr 15, 1873 - Apr 13, 1947

J. HENRY LANGRIDGE RITES HELD TUESDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for J. Henry Langridge, 1515 West Fifteenth avenue who died Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Henry Langridge, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. L. L. Baker, Henderson; two brothers, Frank and Fred Langridge, both of Corsicana; a sister, Ada Allen, Minden, La., three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. L. Leathers, Earl McGraw, T. Percival, Jack Kent, H. M. Thompson and E. F. Hamberlin.

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Willie May (Webster) Langridge
May 3, 1889 - Nov 10, 1970

Mrs. Langridge Rites Pending

Mrs. Willie Langridge, 81, former Corsicana resident, died Tuesday in Henderson where she resided.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial is slated to be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L. L. Baker of Henderson; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Langridge Rites Scheduled Today

Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Willie Langridge, 81, who died Tuesday in Henderson. She was a former Corsicana resident. The Rev. J. Roland Spears officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were W. E. Pervcival, G. W. Baker, Richard Edmondson and J. T. Glasgow.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L. L. Baker of Henderson; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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William H. Webster
Aug 29, 1852 - Jul 24, 1948

Tuesday Rites For W. H. Webster

W. H. Webster, aged 96 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Henry Langridge, 1515 West Eleventh avenue, Saturday night.

Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock form the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Native of Kentucky, Webster had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county for 65 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Langridge and Mrs. W. L. Nell, both of Corsicana; a son, John W. Chambers, Houston; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Webster was employed in the widening of the Cotton Belt System from a narrow-gauge system to a standard rail line years ago, and also was connected with the first paving job of Beaton Street.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Stover, Otis Atkeisson, L. C. Clark, Kenneth Wyatt, George Robinson and A. H. Webb.

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W. H. Webster Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for W. H. Webster, 96, who died Saturday night, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Kentucky, Webster had resided in Navarro county 65 years. He was employed in the widening of the Cotton Belt System to a standard gauge road, and in the first pavement of Beaton Street.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Langridge and Mrs. W. L. Nell, both of Corsicana; a son, John W. Chambers, Houston; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. C. Stover, Otis Atkeisson, L. C. Clark, Kenneth Wyatt, George Robinson and A. H. Webb.

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William Edgar Castles
May 8, 1879 - Aug 19, 1945

WILLIAM E. CASTLES DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; RITES AT PURDON

William Edgar Castles, aged 66 years, died at his home in Purdon Sunday.

Funeral services were held from the Purdon Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. I. Gardner and F. H. LaFallett.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; a daughter, Miss Blanche Castles, Purdon; three brothers, W. D. Castles, Corsicana; A. D. Castles; Dallas, and F. E. Castles, San Angelo; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Tipton, Dallas and Mrs. Olin Collier, Hubbard.

Pallbearers were E. A. Bennett, B. Woodard, Arthur Boldin, C. D. Putman, T. A. Compton and J. M. Butler.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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James William “Bill” Castles
Mar 22, 1921 - Jan 19, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES JAMES W. CASTLES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for James W. (Bill) Castles, 25, son of Mrs. J. J. Castles, 1308 Sycamore, will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Corley Chapel, with interment following in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk will officiate.

Castles, who returned home recently after receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Army, died early Saturday morning following a short illness.

He graduated from Corsicana High school in 1940, and joined the army that summer. During his military service, he was in the European Theater of Operations more than two years with the 12th Field Artillery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. J. Castles, Corsicana; two brothers, Jack Castles, Dallas, and Tom Castles, U. S. Marines; and three sisters, Mrs. Roland Bee and Mrs. H. D. Stewart, both of Corsicana and Mrs. G. J. Rossink, San Antonio.

Pallbearers will be Roy Harrison, B. W. Lee, Charles Hamilton, Hubert Braselton, Charlie Bee and George Nokes.

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JAMES W. CASTLES FUNERAL HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for James. W. (Bill) Castles, aged 25 years, recently honorably discharged from the U. S. Army, who died Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducting the rites.

Castles graduated from Corsicana High School in 1940 and joined the army in the summer following his graduation. During his military services, he was stationed in the European Theatre of Operations for two years with the Twelfth Field Artillery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. J. Castles, Corsicana; two brothers, Jack Castles, Dallas, and Tom Castles, U. S. Marines; and three sisters, Mrs. Roland Bee and Mrs. H. D. Stewart, both of Corsicana and Mrs. G. J. Rossink, San Antonio.

Pallbearers were Roy Harrison, B. W. Lee, Charles Hamilton, Hubert Braselton, Charlie Bee and George Nokes.

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Mary Santos
Apr 26, 1945 - Apr 27, 1945

Rites Held Friday For Baby Mary Santos Burial In Oakwood

Funeral services for Mary Santos, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Santos of Sherman, were held Friday afternoon at Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. J. E. Inlow was in charge. Interment followed in
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors in addition to the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hester of Corsicana.

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Dora L. (Coatney) Langridge
Oct 29, 1886 - Jan 30, 1953

Mrs. Langridge Rites On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. F. W. Langridge, 66, who died in Dallas, Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, F. W. Langridge, 809 East Tenth avenue, Corsicana; a son, W. F. Langridge, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. James Phinney, Odessa; three grandchildren; a brother, Joe Sims, Kaufman; a sister, Mrs. Irey Antell, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews.

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Frank Willie Langridge
Nov 10, 1876 - Nov 11, 1957

Frank Langridge Expires Monday

Frank Willie Langridge, 81, native of England, retired farmer and nightwatchman, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night. He had resided in Corsicana since six years of age.

Surviving are two sons, Willie Fred Langridge, Dallas, and Frank W. Langridge, Jr., Refugio; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Aline Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. Velma Margaret Grizzell, Lubbock, and Mrs. Alvia Beatrice Phinney, Pasadena, Texas; 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clint Acker, pastor of the Sunset Missionary Baptist church in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 12, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Rosa Lee (Dorman) Langridge married Jun. 6, 1900 2nd wife Bessie (Maynard) Langridge married Aug. 22,1904 3rd marriage Dora L. (Coatney) Langridge married Sep 4, 1924 4th wife Mamie Fay (Britton) Langridge married Jun 4, 1929; s/o George E. Langridge & Eliza (Maynard) Langridge

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Frank Langridge Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Frank Willie Langridge, 81, native of England, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Clint Acker, pastor of the Sunset Missionary Baptist church in Dallas.

Langridge was a retired farmer and nightwatchman and had resided in this vicinity since six year of age.

Surviving are two sons, Willie Fred Langridge, Dallas, and Frank W. Langridge, Jr., Refugio; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Aline Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. Velma Margaret Grizzell, Lubbock, and Mrs. Alvia Beatrice Phinney, Pasadena, Texas; 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Friends of the family were pallbearers.

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Frederick Burt “Fred” Langridge
Jan 19, 1884 - Feb 4, 1952

F. B. Langridge Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for F. B. Langridge, 67, found apparently burned to death in the debris of a destroyed house at 1020 South Commerce street Tuesday, were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Langridge, a long-time Corsicana resident, is survived by a brother, Frank Langridge, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ada Allen, Minden, La., and several nieces and nephews.

The bodies of Langridge and Wilmer Sanders, 58, negro, were found after fire destroyed the three-room house at the South Commerce street address.

Judge W. H. Johnson returned a coroner’s verdict of death from accidental burning, but count and state officers continue investigations into incidents surrounding the tragedy.

Pallbearers for Langridge’s rites were George Robinson, L. W. Chappell, E. F. Hamberlin, Henry Earl and Fred Langridge.

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Henry Ray Langridge
Nov 5, 1908 - May 13, 1961

H. R. Langridge Dies Saturday, Rites Monday

Henry R. Langridge, 52, insurance man, 1503 West Eleventh avenue, died in Memorial hospital Saturday night following a heart attack at his home a few hours earlier.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church of which he was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

A life-long resident of Corsicana, he had been connected with the American National Life Insurance Company for the past 15 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Langridge, mother, Mrs. Willie Mae Langridge, both of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Kathrin Baker, Henderson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Watson, Hoyt Blackman, Charles Cravens, Billy Mixon, Bill Bunch and O. S. Prater.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 15, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mamie Ethel (Howell) Langridge married Aug 30, 1936; s/o James Henry Langridge & Willie May (Webster) Langridge

Gertrude Lucinda (Byrne) Robinson
Jul 26, 1879 - Jan 6, 1946

FUNERAL RITES TO BE HELD FOR MRS. GERTRUDE ROBINSON

Mrs. Gertrude Robinson, aged 65 years, died at Houston Sunday night.

Funeral services are scheduled here Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Mrs. Robinson was the widow of the late Claude Robinson, who died in Corsicana 37 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Claudie Willingham, Houston, and Elizabeth Carey, Marshall; a son, Ernest Robinson, Houston; two brothers, Ed Burns, Zion’s Rest, and Connie Burns, Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Clement, Dallas; a number of nieces and nephews in Corsicana and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR FORMER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Robinson, 65, of Houston, former Corsicanan, who died in Houston Sunday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Very Rev. Monsigner V. Graffeo. She was the widow of the late Claude Robinson, who died here 37 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Claudia Willingham, Houston, and Mrs. Elizabeth Carey, Marshall; a son, Ernest Robinson, Houston; two brothers, Ed Burns, Zions Rest, and Connie Burns, Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Clement, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Annie C. “Carrie” (Mealio) Reeder
Apr 29, 1887 - Mar 5, 1945

MRS. CARRIE REEDER DIED HERE MONDAY; FUNERAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Carrie Reeder, 57, died at her residence here Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with Rev. Mr. Bristow conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, William Louis Reeder, New Orleans, La.; Brannon C. Reeder, Dallas; Robert C. Reeder, Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Gwendolyn Reeder, Dallas; Mrs. Elmer Lutis, Houston; Mrs. Margarette Wood, Corsicana, five grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 6, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Thomas Reeder married Jul. 26, 1902 Arkansas, buried in Rosebud, Texas; d/o Lewis M. Mealio & Eliza J. (Millican) Mealio

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Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Carrie Reeder

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Reeder, 57, who died here Monday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Mr. Bristow and Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, three daughters, five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl Ray, Bob Cundiff, J. C. Bristow, Lon A. Myers, B. V. Hatley and Neal Bunch.

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Laura Mildred (Matthews) Easley
May 25, 1868 - Dec 12, 1945

MRS. J. L. EASLEY DIED WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Mrs. J. L. Easley, aged 77 years, died at the family home, 813 East Ninth avenue, Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Joe T. Smith and Mrs. Heathcote, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. H. A. Creasy, Missouri; two sons, Chester Easley, Corsicana, and Johnnie Easley, Navarro; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Crutcher, Houston, and Mrs. Pearl Perry, Groesbeck; six brothers, Dick Matthews, Houston; Robert, Charley and Henry Matthews, all of Corsicana; Willie and Jack Matthews, both of Houston, 22 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, Baptist minister.

Pallbearers will be Buell McDowell, F. A. Bunch, Jack Kent, Duard Rea, Wayne Moore and Paul Dillard.

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Mattie Samantha (Easley) Smith
Oct 5, 1897 - Aug 15, 1971

Smith

Mrs. Joe T. Smith, 72, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Dawson, she had lived in Corsicana for the past 54 years and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt and the Rev. H. A. Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of Corsicana; five sons, Aubrey Smith of Corsicana, J. T. Elmer and B. J. Smith of Dallas, and Jack Smith of Trinidad; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chester Easley of Corsicana and John Easley of Mildred; and two sisters, Mrs. Kate Heathcote of Corsicana and Mrs. Estelle Creasy of Bloomfield, Mo.

Pallbearers will be Jack Kent, George Chappel, Jackson Taylor, Elmo Hollingsworth, Jack Rea, Thelbert Percival, T. G. Haynes and Collin Green.

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Smith

Funeral services were to be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Missionary Baptist church for Mrs. Joe T. Smith who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt and the Rev. A. J. Kirkland were to officiate with burial at
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; five sons, Aubrey Smith of Corsicana, J. T. Elmer and B. J. Smith of Dallas, and Jack Smith of Trinidad; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chester Easley of Corsicana and John Easley of Mildred; and two sisters, Mrs. Kate Heathcote of Corsicana and Mrs. Estelle Creasy of Bloomfield, Mo.

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Bessie Louise (Blake) Carroll
Dec 6, 1877 - Feb 21, 1945

MRS. W. G. CARROLL DIED AT HER HOME HERE ON WEDNESDAY

Mrs. W. G. Carroll, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 1531 West Fourth avenue at noon Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from her sons.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three sons, Leon Carroll, Tyler; C. M. Carroll, Dallas; W. G. Carroll, Longview, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. W. G. CARROLL

Funeral services for Mrs. W. G. Carroll, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at her home here Wednesday, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, three sons and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Kerr Cowan, R. R. Cocke, L. C. Morgan, Wade Smith, W. M. Davidson, Albert Handley, Hood Cheney and Finis Seale.

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William Gainer Carroll, Sr.
Jan 12, 1871 - Jan 14, 1947

W. G. CARROLL DIED IN TYLER TUESDAY; RITES PLANNED HERE

W. G. Carroll, long-time Corsicana resident, died Tuesday at the home of a son, Leon Carroll, in Tyler. Since the death of his wife two years ago. Carroll had resided in Tyler.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Leon Carroll, Tyler; W. G. Carroll, Jr., Longview, and C. M. Carroll, Dallas; three brothers, D. C. Carroll, Enid, Okla.; Emmett Carroll, Monett, Mo., and E. B. Carroll, Houston; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Johnson, Paul’s Valley, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wade Smith, R. R. Cocke, Hood Cheney, W. M. Davidson, F. L. Seale, W. B. Levy, Roy DeLafosse and A. S. Handley.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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W. G. CARROLL RITES WEDNESDAY AT 2 P.M.; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for W. G. Carroll, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in Tyler Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. He resided in Corsicana until two years ago when he moved to Tyler.

Surviving are three sons, Leon Carroll, Tyler; W. G. Carroll, Jr., Longview, and C. M. Carroll, Dallas; three brothers, D. C. Carroll, Enid, Okla.; Emmett Carroll, Monett, Mo., and E. B. Carroll, Houston; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Johnson, Paul’s Valley, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wade Smith, R. R. Cocke, Hood Cheney, W. M. Davidson, F. L. Seale, W. B. Levy, Roy DeLafosse and A. S. Handley.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Leon Glass Carroll
Feb 15, 1900 - Feb 22, 1948

Corsicanan Dies At Tyler Sunday

Leon Carroll, aged 48 years, native of Corsicana, died in Tyler Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held at
Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. John Anderson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Tyler, officiating.

Carroll, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Carroll of Corsicana had been connected with the Magnolia Petroleum company since 1918 and had been a resident of Tyler since 1925.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Wills, of Tyler, and two brothers, Clarence Carroll, Dallas and W. G. Carroll, Longview.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing.

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TUESDAY SERVICES FOR LEON CARROLL; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Leon Carroll, 48, long-time employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, native of Corsicana, who died in Tyler Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at
Oakwood cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Anderson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Tyler.

Carroll was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Carroll of Corsicana. He entered the employ of the oil concern in 1918, going to Tyler in 1925.

Surviving are his wife of Tyler, the former Miss Elizabeth Wills, and two brothers, Clarence Carroll, Dallas, and W. G. Carroll, Longview.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Allister McKenzie Wills
Feb 7, 1878 - Jan 28, 1975

A. M. Wills

TYLER—Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler for A. M. (Allister) Wills, 96, resident of Tyler, who died early this morning at Tyler Hospital after a short illness.

Rev. Dan H. McCown will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at the
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Janet Elizabeth Redden
B&D May 26, 1945

Jeanette Redden Died In Hospital

Funeral services for Jeannette Redden, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy S. Redden, Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The father of the infant is with the USAAF overseas.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira V. Redden, Alma, Route 1, and Mrs. Bessie Miller, Corsicana.

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Aubrey Mizell Cole
Feb 22, 1879 - Mar 21, 1945

AUBREY M. COLE DIED AT WORTHAM; RITES THURSDAY

WORTHAM, March 21.—(Spl.)—Aubrey M. Cole, 65, died at his home here at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday and the funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Central Presbyterian church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Wortham; three daughters, Mrs. Wesley Neibuhr, Mrs. William J. Hester, Jr., and Mrs. Allen Shaffer, all of Dallas; a son, Aubrey Cole, U. S. Navy, somewhere in the Pacific area; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Cole, Wortham; two sisters, Mrs. John Monroe, Wortham and Mrs. Annie Bell Morse, San Diego, Calif.

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Thomas Jefferson Cole
Sep 12, 1908 - Jan 9, 1959

T. J. Cole Rites Here Thursday

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Cole, 69, who died in Alamo, Calif., Thursday were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the San Ramo Valley Chapel, Danville, Calif.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Wednesday at 6:10 p.m. over the Rock Island Lines and graveside rites will be held at
Oakwood cemetery Thursday at 2 p.m. The services here will be conducted by Rev. E. E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Cole was a member of the Presbyterian church at Willeford, S. C. He was president of Cosmetics club of Northern California and past president of the Dads Club at Alamo.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Nell McCarver Cole; a son, Thomas Edward Cole, a daughter, Harriett Ann Cole, all of Alamo; a brother, Dr. A. B. Finch, Odessa; a sister, Mrs. B. E. Winder, Dallas.

McCammon directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 12, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Nell (McCarver) Cole; s/o Thomas Augustus Cole and Harriett A. (Vernon) Cole-Finch buried in Wellford Cemetery, Wellford, South Carolina

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Thursday Rites For T. J. Cole

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Cole, 59, who died in Alamo, Calif., last Thursday, will be held at
Oakwood cemetery Thursday 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister.

Earlier rites were held Sunday at Danville, Calif.

The body is scheduled to arrive here Wednesday at 6:30 p.m on the Rock Island Lines.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Nell McCarver Cole; a son, Thomas Edward Cole, a daughter, Harriett Ann Cole, all of Alamo; a brother, Dr. A. B. Finch, Odessa; a sister, Mrs. B. E. Winder, Dallas.

McCammon directs.

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Thomas J. Cole Rites Are Held

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Cole, 59, who died last week in Alamo, Calif., were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at
Oakwood cemetery with Rev. H. M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister, officiating. An earlier service was held at Danville, Calif.

The body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday night over the Rock Island Lines, passenger train.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Nell McCarver Cole; a son, Thomas Edward Cole, a daughter, Harriett Ann Cole, all of Alamo; a brother, Dr. A. B. Finch, Odessa; a sister, Mrs. B. E. Winder, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Silas Fry, Nelson Ross, L. A. Johnson, Jr., Robert Walker, Charles Poss and L. K. Carraway.

McCammon directed.

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Martin Luther Cole
Aug 4, 1876 - Mar 14, 1965

Hold Services For M. L. Cole

Graveside services for Martin Luther Cole, 1500 Elizabeth drive, Garland, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at
Oakwood cemetery with Corley in charge. Earlier services were held Tuesday morning from the Williams Chapel with Rev. Ivan Donald officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maggie Leona Cole, Garland; a son, Harvey L. Cole, Houston; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 16, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st Nancy Jane “Nannie” (Anderson) Cole 2nd wife Maggie Leona (Sykes) Cole; s/o Joseph L. Cole & Julia (Sykes) Cole

Marie (Bender) Morgan
Aug 1882 - Mar 20, 1945

Funeral Services Mrs. Marie Morgan

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Morgan, widow of the late G. W. Morgan, were held in Tyler Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery here scheduled at 4:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Morgan died at her home in Tyler Tuesday.

The rites here are to be conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

The family resided in Corsicana many years ago.

Surviving are a brothers, T. J. Benter, and two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Phillips and Mrs. Frank Henderson all of Mobile, Ala., and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 21, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Washington Morgan married Dec. 16, 1901; d/o T. B. Bender & Mittie (Cotton) Bender per death certificate

Florence May "Flora" (Crowther) Megarity
May 1876 - Feb 3, 1945

MRS. W. A. MEGARITY DIED EARLY TODAY; RITES ON SUNDAY

Mrs. W. A. Megarity, aged 69 years, died at the family home, 1217 West Eleventh avenue, Saturday morning shortly before 8 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, and Rev. A. A. Peacock, Temple, former Corsicana Methodist minister.

A native of New York State, Mrs. Megarity had resided in Corsicana for 57 years.

Surviving are her husband, W. A. Megarity, veteran employee of the City of Corsicana; a son, David Megarity; a daughter, Minnie Lee Megarity, all of Corsicana; a brother, Dave Crowther, Ft. Worth and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Mayor John C. Calhoun, City Commissioners P. T. Fullwood, Fred Prine, W. E. McKinney and N. F. Garrett, Adolphus Ratliff, E. A. Byrd, B. C. Hoffman and Fred White.

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Rites Here Sunday For Mrs. Megaritty, Who Died Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. Megaritty, 69, who died here Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. J. H. Baldridge and Rev. A. A. Peacock. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

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Carrie Mae (Womack) Megarity
Oct 17, 1888 - Feb 19, 1945

MRS. JESS MEGARITY DIED EARLY MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Jess Megarity, resident of Corsicana for 35 years, died at an early hour Monday morning at the Navarro Clinic, following a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Revs. W. O. Harmon, pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Megarity had been an active member of the First Christian church up to the time of her illness. She was prominent in music and civic circles and was a former member of the choir of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband, Jess Megarity, Corsicana; a son, Eldon Megarity, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Lyman Barnes, Corsicana; three brothers, H. R. Womack, DeKalb; T. R. Womack, Kerrville; E. J. Womack, Corsicana; two grandsons, Eldon Dennis and David Timothy Megarity, Waco and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. L. Terry, C. O. Durington, A. R. Lewis, H. R. Stewart, W. T. McKee, A. B. Douglas, Sidney K. Breitz, T. J. Walton and Oscar Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Funeral Services Mrs. Jess Megarity Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral rites for Mrs. Jess Megarity, who died at the Navarro Clinic early Monday morning, were held at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Revs. W. O. Harmon, J. H. Baldridge conducted the services. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are her husband, a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, three brothers, and other relatives.

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Jess Arthur Megarity
Aug 4, 1886 - Dec 5, 1964

Jess Megarity Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday

Jess Megarity, 78, retired, former city and county official died in Memorial hospital early Saturday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church, of which he was a long-time elder, and Dr. Ambrose Edens of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.

Born, August 4, 1886 at Marletta, Ga., he came to Texas at an early age and the family settled near Corsicana.

He served several terms as Corsicana city tax collector and was Navarro county tax collector for two terms, 1916-1920, Megarity was a deputy tax officer for Navarro county for years and following service with the Texas Railroad Commission was head of the sanitary department for the City of Corsicana for a number of years prior to his retirement.

Megarity was an elder of the First Christian church and served as secretary of the board for years. He held membership in Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A. F. and A. M.; Chapter 41, RAM, and Corsicana Council 32, R. and S.M.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lyman Barnes, Corsicana; a son, E. J. Megarity, Waco; six grandchildren; four brothers, V. C. and W. K. Megarity, both of Shreveport, La., and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Albert Fullerton, Emmett Dosser, Wilson Spear, Allen Breithaupt, J. K. Howell, Oscar Burns, Alton Justiss and James T. Davis.

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Hold Services Jess Megarity

Final rites for Jess Megarity, 78, long – time county and city official, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church, of which he was an elder, and Dr. Ambrose Edens, TCU, Fort Worth.

A native of Marietta, Ga., he came to Corsicana as a young boy. He served as city tax collector before being Navarro county tax collector 1916-1920, and after a number of years as a deputy at the courthouse in the tax department, he served with the Texas Railroad Commission. He was secretary of the draft board for several years and had been head of the Corsicana sanitary department for years when he retired.

Megarity was a member of the Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A. F. and A. M. Chapter 41, R. A. M., and Corsicana Council 32, R and S. M. He served several years as secretary of the board of the First Christian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lyman Barnes, Corsicana; a son, E. J. Megarity, Waco; six grandchildren, four brothers, , V. C. and W. K. Megarity, both of Shreveport, La., and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Albert Fullerton, Emmett Dosser, Wilson Spear, Allen Breithaupt, J. K. Howell, Oscar Burns, Alton Justiss and James T. Davis.

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Willis Addicus “Ad” Megarity
Sep 18, 1877 - Nov 28, 1975

W. A. Megarity

Funeral for W. A. Megarity, a life long resident of Corsicana will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Eulah Stegman will officiate.

Megarity, 98, was a former employe of the city water department.

He is survived by his daughter, Miss Minnie Lee Megarity of Corsicana; a grandson, David Lee Megarity, Jr. of Garland; one granddaughter, Miss Shirlye Megarity of Marshall; two great-grandchildren; one brother, V. C. Megarity of Shreveport, La; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Megarity Jr., Kenneth Hawkins, Lyman Barnes, James Wilson, Ernest Jones and Jim Ellett.

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Fredrick Herman Gusfav "Fritz" Ihlefeldt
Sep 2, 1872 - Mar 13, 1945

E.H. IHLEFELDT DIED AT ARLINGTON; BE BURIED HERE

E. H. Ihlefeldt former band director at the State Home here, died at Arlington Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held there at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning and interment will be in
Oakwood Cemetery here at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Funeral Services For E. H. Ihlefeldt On Thursday Morning

Funeral services for E. H. Ihlefeldt, who died at Arlington earlier in the week, were held there Thursday morning, and interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery here Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock. He was a former band director at the State Home.

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Anna Maud (Lewright) Willie
Nov 24, 1875 - Oct 30, 1945

Mrs. Maud Willie Died Suddenly At Early Hour Today

Mrs. Maud L. Willie, aged 70 years, died at the family home, 508 North Nineteenth street, about 2 o’clock Tuesday morning following an illness of a short time.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor.

Mrs. Willie was reported to have aroused her son, Harper Willie, after becoming ill, who summoned a physician. She died a short time after the arrival of a doctor.

A native of Missouri, Mrs. Willie had resided in Corsicana since 1900.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. F. Walker, Dallas and Mrs. J. N. Pendegast, Eagle Lake; two sons, Dr. James Asa Willie, Oklahoma City, and Harper Willie, Corsicana; six grandchildren, a brother, J. B. Lewright, San Antonio; a sister, Miss Estelle Lewright, Austin, and other relatives.

Mrs. Willie was a Methodist and held membership in the Kinsloe House, UDC, and other organizations. She was active in the WSCS of the church and was affiliated with a number of social clubs.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 30, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Asa Hoxie Willie, Jr., Judge; d/o James Martin Lewright & Mary Virginia (Lack) Lewright buried in Oakwood cemetery, Austin, Texas

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RITES WEDNESDAY FROM CHURCH FOR MRS. MAUD WILLIE

Funeral services were planned Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock for Mrs. Maud L. Willie, 70, 508 North Nineteenth street, who died suddenly Tuesday morning from the First Methodist church. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Missouri, she had resided in Corsican since 1900.

Mrs. Willie was a member of Kinsloe House, UDC, WSCS and a number of social clubs.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. F. Walker, Dallas and Mrs. J. N. Pendegast, Eagle Lake; two sons, Dr. James Asa Willie, Oklahoma City, and Harper Willie, Corsicana; six grandchildren, a brother, J. B. Lewright, San Antonio; a sister, Miss Estelle Lewright, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be J. M. Dyer, A. G. Elliott, George F. Baum, E. J. Hall, Ralph Tatum and Eliot Johnston.

Corley Funeral Home directing.

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Asa Hoxie Willie, Jr., Judge
Oct 20, 1866 - Oct 14, 1946

PIONEER CORSICANA ATTORNEY DIED HERE MONDAY AFTERNOON

A. H. Willie, aged 81 years, pioneer Corsicana attorney, died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

Judge Willie formerly was corporation recorder for Corsicana and had been a familiar figure here for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Asa Willie, New York, and Harper Willie, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. N. Pendergrass, Eagle Lake, and Mrs. Maude Walker, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 15, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • Judge Willie’s father served on the Supreme Court of Texas. h/o Anna Maud (Lewright) Willie s/o Asa Hoxie Willie Sr. and Elizabeth (Johnson) Willie buried Old City Cemetery, Galveston, Tx.

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ARRANGEMENTS FOR A. H. WILLIE RITES STILL INCOMPLETE

Funeral services for Judge A. H. Willie, aged 81 years, pioneer Corsicana attorney, who died Monday afternoon had not been perfected early Thursday afternoon, pending arrival of his son from New York City, scheduled later in the day.

Judge Willie formerly was recorder of the corporation court and had been a familiar figure here for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Asa Willie, New York City, and Harper Willie, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. N. Pendergrass, Eagle Lake, and Mrs. Maud Walker, Dallas, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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RITES ARE PLANNED SATURDAY MORNING FOR ASA H. WILLIE

Funeral services for Asa H. Willie, aged 78 years who died here Monday afternoon, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Judge Willie, a practicing attorney here for many years, served several years as recorder of the Corporation Court of the city hall and long had been a familiar figure here.

Surviving are two sons, Asa Willie, New York City, and Harper Willie, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. N. Pendergrass, Eagle Lake, and Mrs. L. F. Walker, Dallas; and other relatives. Judge Willie’s father served on the Supreme Court of Texas.

Pallbearers will be C. D. Speed, J. B. Mitchell, W. D. Robinson, J. H. Gibson, Jester Pittman, Tom Tyson, District Judge A. P. Mays, L. W. Ashmore, L. F. Flynn and Judge C. E. McWilliams.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR A. H. WILLIE HELD SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for A. H. Willie, 78, attorney, who died Monday afternoon were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Judge Willie was recorder of the Corporation Court here for several years and was a well-known figure here.

Surviving are two sons, two daughters, and other relatives.

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Rose Ann Raney
B&D Nov 9, 1945

ROSE ANN RANEY, BABY GIRL, DIED FRIDAY MORNING

Rose Ann Raney, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Raney, West Twelfth avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held at
Oakwood cemetery Saturday morning at 10 o’clock where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Frankie Janett and Lena Raney, Corsicana, and grandparents.

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Richard Edward Carey
May 2, 1930 - Jul 1, 1945

Richard E. Carey Drowned Sunday In Refinery Lake

Richard Edward Carey, aged 15 years, was drowned shortly after noon Sunday in a Magnolia lake near the old refinery site in South Corsicana, while swimming with a cousin, Robert Johnson, aged 12 years, 545 Holmes street, Dallas. Relatives said the body was recovered about an hour after the accident occurred.

The cousin, reconstructing events leading up to the drowning, said they (the two boys) swam across the lake and while swimming back, Carey sank. Johnson said that his efforts to rescue his cousin almost caused his (Johnson’s) strangulation by the struggling boy. He said that a man (name unknown) tried to aid them by holding out a stick to them,

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his father, J. E. Carey, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Georgia Sterling, Wortham; a brother, Jordie Carey, Corsicana, two sisters, Florence Carey and Mrs. Willie Lee Harding, both of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Ida Whorton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Funeral Rites For Newsboy Held Monday

Funeral services for Richard Edward Carey, 15, newsboy, who was drowned Sunday afternoon in a lake near the old Magnolia refinery site in South Corsicana, were held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his father, J. E. Carey, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Georgia Sterling, Wortham; a brother, Jordie Carey; two sisters, Frances Carey and Mrs. Willie Lee Harding, and grandmother, Mrs. Ida Whorton, all of Corsicana.

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Corine Elizabeth (Robinson) Holcomb-Carey
Nov 6, 1906 - Apr 24, 1966

Traffic Victim Rites Slated Here Tuesday

Graveside services for Mrs. Corine Elizabeth Carey, 59, will be held at
Oakwood cemetery here Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Earlier services will be held at the First Methodist church in Marshall Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. L. Eugene Harris, pastor, conducting.

Mrs. Carey was killed Sunday in an automobile accident when a bridge washed out between Marshall and Longview.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack E. Blake, Dallas; three sons, Leroy Holcomb, Houston; Gene Carey, Irving, and Claude Carey, Marshall; a sister, Mrs. Owen Willingham, Ventura, Calif.; a brother, Ernest Robinson, Oxnard, Calif., five grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 25, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Raymond Wesley Holcomb 2nd husband Homer Grace Carey; d/o Claude Robinson & Gertrude Lucinda (Bryne) Robinson

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Hold Services For Mrs. Carey

Graveside rites for Mrs. Corine Elizabeth Carey, 59, were held at
Oakwood cemetery, Tuesday at 3 p.m. Earlier services were held at the First Methodist church in Marshall Tuesday at 10 a.m. Rev. L. Eugene Harris, conducted the services.

Mrs. Carey was killed Sunday in an automobile accident when a bridge washed out between Marshall and Longview.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack E. Blake, Dallas; three sons, Leroy Holcomb, Houston; Gene Carey, Irving, and Claude Carey, Marshall; a sister, Mrs. Owen Willingham, Ventura, Calif.; a brother, Ernest Robinson, Oxnard, Calif., five grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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William Barney Brock
May 6, 1889 - Dec 9, 1945

WILLIAM B. BROCK DIED SUNDAY AT VETERANS’ HOSPITAL

William B. Brock, aged 57 years, 819 West Tenth avenue, died in the Veterans’ Hospital, Lisbon, Sunday morning.

Funeral rites were slated from the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Marvin Bledsoe was to conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Brock, Corsicana; three step-children, Mrs. Frankie Rodgers, Pampa; Joe E. Wilson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Margie Burleson, Goose Creek; two brothers, Webb Brock, Albany, Texas and Alvie Brock, Freer; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Covington, Mrs. Allie Barkley and Mrs. Mary Muns, all of Corsicana; and a grandson, Ray Rodgers, Jr., Pampa.

Pallbearers were to be Ray Rodgers, A. D. Tucker, J. P. Burleson, Joe S. Wilson, W. M. Bowden and Jack Dill.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Olin Edward Wilson
Feb 18, 1885 - Dec 22, 1958

O. E. Wilson Dies At Pampa

O. E. Wilson, 73, retired café operator, died Monday in Pampa.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

A native of Kaufman county Wilson resided in Corsicana most of his life, until moving to Baytown two years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frankie Rodgers, Pampa and Mrs. Marjorie Burleson, Baytown; a son, Joe Wilson, Pampa; two brothers, Earl Wilson, Baytown, and Walter Wilson, Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Dunton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Catherine Layton, Tyler, and other relatives, including several grandchildren.

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O. E. Wilson Services Here

Funeral services for O. E. Wilson, 73, retired café operator, who died at Pampa Monday were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

A native of Kaufman county, Wilson came to Corsicana as a teenage youth and resided here until he moved to Baytown two years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frankie Rodgers, Pampa and Mrs. Marjorie Burleson, Baytown; a son, Joe Wilson, Pampa; two brothers, Earl Wilson, Baytown, and Walter Wilson, Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Dunton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Catherine Layton, Tyler, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Chas. Bee, Albert Frey, T. C. Clark, Clyde Heifner and Allen Breithaupt.

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Edgar Franklin Dunton
Apr 20, 1894 - Jul 7, 1966

Frank Dunton Dies Thursday; Rites Saturday

Edgar Frank Dunton, 72, formerly of Corsicana, 7200 Brook, Fort Worth, died Thursday night in Baylor Hospital, Dallas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Dunton was a retired Magnolia employe and spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Little Dunton, Fort Worth; a daughters, Mrs. Earl Allen, Fort Worth; a son, Dr. E. Frank Dunton, Dallas; six grandchildren; a brother, Joe Dunton, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. S. C. Laden, Dallas, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 8, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Emma Narcissus (Little) Dunton-Franklin married Oct 3, 1917; s/o Jesse Almond Dunton & Louisa Berneti (McCuiston) Dunton

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Saturday Rites Frank Dunton

Funeral services for E. Frank Dunton, 72, of Fort Worth, who died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, Thursday night, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Dunton was a retired Magnolia employe and spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Little Dunton, Fort Worth; a daughters, Mrs. Earl Allen, Fort Worth; a son, Dr. E. Frank Dunton, Dallas; six grandchildren; a brother, Joe Dunton, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. S. C. Laden, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Hashop, Dr. Louis E. Gibson, L. P. Forsythe, Oakley Love, Tom Eady, F. C. Stewart, J. L. Whitfield and Myrt Vipitow.

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Robert W. Pierce
Nov 12, 1906 - Nov 25, 1945

Plan Rites Here For Father And Three Children

Funeral services for Robert W. Pierce, 40, and his three children, found shot to death near Ada, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon will be held in Corsicana Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The three children, Emily, aged nine years; Janet, aged seven years, and baby Joe, aged four month, were lying in a row on a quilt with Pierce’s body lying over the bodies of the two larger children, with all having died form pistol wounds and a small caliber pistol found near the bodies, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Ada, Okla., quoting Sheriff Clyde Kaiser and Home Gasnell. Ada traffic officer, who found the bodies in a wood nearly twenty-four hours after they had left home presumable for a short ride. A search had been under way since Sunday afternoon.

Pierce had worked as a dispatcher for the Frisco railroad in Tulsa, and later for the Texas and Pacific. Housing conditions had prevented his keeping his family with him either in Tulsa or Fort Worth, Mrs. W. B. Alderman of Dallas, a sister-in-law, stated, and that he had quit his job the day before the tragedy.

Mrs. Alderman said the absence from his family and ill health caused the tragedy, in her opinion.

The family formerly resided in Dallas and Houston.

The wife and mother is the former Clara Buck of Corsicana.

Pierce is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, La Junta, Colo., and other relatives.

The children are survived by their mother and several uncles, aunts, and other relatives.

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Rites Wednesday For Father And Three Children

Funeral services for Robert Pierce, 40, and his three children, found shot to death Monday near Ada, Oklahoma, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. C. W. Brogan, Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Mrs. Pierce is the former Miss Clara Buck of Corsicana, daughter of the late Mrs. Florence Buck of Corsicana.

Press reports from Ada, Oklahoma, revealed that the three children, Emily, aged nine years; Janet, aged seven years, and Joe, aged four months, had been taken for a ride by the father, Sunday afternoon. The bodies of the four were found about five miles south of Ada Monday afternoon after a 24-hour search.

All had been shot with a pistol, it was stated, with the children lying in a row on a quilt with Pierce’s body lying over the bodies of the older children and with a small caliber-pistol nearby, according to statements attributed to officers.

Relatives state that despondency caused by ill health and inability to secure a house for his family where he was employed at Tulsa and later at Fort Worth as a railroad dispatcher was believed to have caused the tragedy. He was said to have resigned his job with a railroad the day before the death of the quartet.

The family formerly resided in Dallas and Houston.

Pierce is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, Lajunta, Colo., and other relatives.

The children are survived by their mother and several uncles, aunts and other relatives.

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Remains Interred In Oakwood Cemetery

The body of Robert W. Pierce, 40, Ada, Oklahoma, was interred in
Oakwood cemetery Friday morning following a short funeral service conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Interment was delayed from Wednesday afternoon in an unsuccessful effort to get in touch with his mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, Colorado, and two brothers, it was stated.

The three small children were buried Wednesday afternoon.

The father and children were found dead of pistol wounds near Ada, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon following a 24-hour search after they left home, presumably for a ride, Oklahoma officers were quoted in press dispatches.

Pierce had employed as a railroad dispatcher. His wife is the former Clara Buck of Corsicana. The family had resided in Dallas and Houston.

Two brothers, Fred and Frank Pierce survive, besides his mother.

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Emily Jane Pierce
Feb 14, 1936 - Nov 25, 1945

Plan Rites Here For Father And Three Children

Funeral services for Robert W. Pierce, 40, and his three children, found shot to death near Ada, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon will be held in Corsicana Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The three children, Emily, aged nine years; Janet, aged seven years, and baby Joe, aged four month, were lying in a row on a quilt with Pierce’s body lying over the bodies of the two larger children, with all having died form pistol wounds and a small caliber pistol found near the bodies, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Ada, Okla., quoting Sheriff Clyde Kaiser and Home Gasnell. Ada traffic officer, who found the bodies in a wood nearly twenty-four hours after they had left home presumable for a short ride. A search had been under way since Sunday afternoon.

Pierce had worked as a dispatcher for the Frisco railroad in Tulsa, and later for the Texas and Pacific. Housing conditions had prevented his keeping his family with him either in Tulsa or Fort Worth, Mrs. W. B. Alderman of Dallas, a sister-in-law, stated, and that he had quit his job the day before the tragedy.

Mrs. Alderman said the absence from his family and ill health caused the tragedy, in her opinion.

The family formerly resided in Dallas and Houston.

The wife and mother is the former Clara Buck of Corsicana.

Pierce is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, La Junta, Colo., and other relatives.

The children are survived by their mother and several uncles, aunts, and other relatives.

Notes:

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Rites Wednesday For Father And Three Children

Funeral services for Robert Pierce, 40, and his three children, found shot to death Monday near Ada, Oklahoma, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. C. W. Brogan, Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Mrs. Pierce is the former Miss Clara Buck of Corsicana, daughter of the late Mrs. Florence Buck of Corsicana.

Press reports from Ada, Oklahoma, revealed that the three children, Emily, aged nine years; Janet, aged seven years, and Joe, aged four months, had been taken for a ride by the father, Sunday afternoon. The bodies of the four were found about five miles south of Ada Monday afternoon after a 24-hour search.

All had been shot with a pistol, it was stated, with the children lying in a row on a quilt with Pierce’s body lying over the bodies of the older children and with a small caliber-pistol nearby, according to statements attributed to officers.

Relatives state that despondency caused by ill health and inability to secure a house for his family where he was employed at Tulsa and later at Fort Worth as a railroad dispatcher was believed to have caused the tragedy. He was said to have resigned his job with a railroad the day before the death of the quartet.

The family formerly resided in Dallas and Houston.

Pierce is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, Lajunta, Colo., and other relatives.

The children are survived by their mother and several uncles, aunts and other relatives.

Notes:

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Remains Interred In
Oakwood cemetery

The body of Robert W. Pierce, 40, Ada, Oklahoma, was interred in Oakwood cemetery Friday morning following a short funeral service conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Interment was delayed from Wednesday afternoon in an unsuccessful effort to get in touch with his mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, Colorado, and two brothers, it was stated.

The three small children were buried Wednesday afternoon.

The father and children were found dead of pistol wounds near Ada, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon following a 24-hour search after they left home, presumably for a ride, Oklahoma officers were quoted in press dispatches.

Pierce had employed as a railroad dispatcher. His wife is the former Clara Buck of Corsicana. The family had resided in Dallas and Houston.

Two brothers, Fred and Frank Pierce survive, besides his mother.

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Janet Ann Pierce
Dec 19, 1938 - Nov 25, 1945

Plan Rites Here For Father And Three Children

Funeral services for Robert W. Pierce, 40, and his three children, found shot to death near Ada, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon will be held in Corsicana Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The three children, Emily, aged nine years; Janet, aged seven years, and baby Joe, aged four month, were lying in a row on a quilt with Pierce’s body lying over the bodies of the two larger children, with all having died form pistol wounds and a small caliber pistol found near the bodies, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Ada, Okla., quoting Sheriff Clyde Kaiser and Home Gasnell. Ada traffic officer, who found the bodies in a wood nearly twenty-four hours after they had left home presumable for a short ride. A search had been under way since Sunday afternoon.

Pierce had worked as a dispatcher for the Frisco railroad in Tulsa, and later for the Texas and Pacific. Housing conditions had prevented his keeping his family with him either in Tulsa or Fort Worth, Mrs. W. B. Alderman of Dallas, a sister-in-law, stated, and that he had quit his job the day before the tragedy.

Mrs. Alderman said the absence from his family and ill health caused the tragedy, in her opinion.

The family formerly resided in Dallas and Houston.

The wife and mother is the former Clara Buck of Corsicana.

Pierce is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, La Junta, Colo., and other relatives.

The children are survived by their mother and several uncles, aunts, and other relatives.

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Rites Wednesday For Father And Three Children

Funeral services for Robert Pierce, 40, and his three children, found shot to death Monday near Ada, Oklahoma, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. C. W. Brogan, Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Mrs. Pierce is the former Miss Clara Buck of Corsicana, daughter of the late Mrs. Florence Buck of Corsicana.

Press reports from Ada, Oklahoma, revealed that the three children, Emily, aged nine years; Janet, aged seven years, and Joe, aged four months, had been taken for a ride by the father, Sunday afternoon. The bodies of the four were found about five miles south of Ada Monday afternoon after a 24-hour search.

All had been shot with a pistol, it was stated, with the children lying in a row on a quilt with Pierce’s body lying over the bodies of the older children and with a small caliber-pistol nearby, according to statements attributed to officers.

Relatives state that despondency caused by ill health and inability to secure a house for his family where he was employed at Tulsa and later at Fort Worth as a railroad dispatcher was believed to have caused the tragedy. He was said to have resigned his job with a railroad the day before the death of the quartet.

The family formerly resided in Dallas and Houston.

Pierce is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, Lajunta, Colo., and other relatives.

The children are survived by their mother and several uncles, aunts and other relatives.

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Remains Interred In Oakwood Cemetery

The body of Robert W. Pierce, 40, Ada, Oklahoma, was interred in
Oakwood cemetery Friday morning following a short funeral service conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Interment was delayed from Wednesday afternoon in an unsuccessful effort to get in touch with his mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, Colorado, and two brothers, it was stated.

The three small children were buried Wednesday afternoon.

The father and children were found dead of pistol wounds near Ada, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon following a 24-hour search after they left home, presumably for a ride, Oklahoma officers were quoted in press dispatches.

Pierce had employed as a railroad dispatcher. His wife is the former Clara Buck of Corsicana. The family had resided in Dallas and Houston.

Two brothers, Fred and Frank Pierce survive, besides his mother.

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Joe Paul Pierce
Jul 19, 1945 - Nov 25, 1945

Plan Rites Here For Father And Three Children

Funeral services for Robert W. Pierce, 40, and his three children, found shot to death near Ada, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon will be held in Corsicana Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The three children, Emily, aged nine years; Janet, aged seven years, and baby Joe, aged four month, were lying in a row on a quilt with Pierce’s body lying over the bodies of the two larger children, with all having died form pistol wounds and a small caliber pistol found near the bodies, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Ada, Okla., quoting Sheriff Clyde Kaiser and Home Gasnell. Ada traffic officer, who found the bodies in a wood nearly twenty-four hours after they had left home presumable for a short ride. A search had been under way since Sunday afternoon.

Pierce had worked as a dispatcher for the Frisco railroad in Tulsa, and later for the Texas and Pacific. Housing conditions had prevented his keeping his family with him either in Tulsa or Fort Worth, Mrs. W. B. Alderman of Dallas, a sister-in-law, stated, and that he had quit his job the day before the tragedy.

Mrs. Alderman said the absence from his family and ill health caused the tragedy, in her opinion.

The family formerly resided in Dallas and Houston.

The wife and mother is the former Clara Buck of Corsicana.

Pierce is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, La Junta, Colo., and other relatives.

The children are survived by their mother and several uncles, aunts, and other relatives.

Notes:

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Rites Wednesday For Father And Three Children

Funeral services for Robert Pierce, 40, and his three children, found shot to death Monday near Ada, Oklahoma, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. C. W. Brogan, Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Mrs. Pierce is the former Miss Clara Buck of Corsicana, daughter of the late Mrs. Florence Buck of Corsicana.

Press reports from Ada, Oklahoma, revealed that the three children, Emily, aged nine years; Janet, aged seven years, and Joe, aged four months, had been taken for a ride by the father, Sunday afternoon. The bodies of the four were found about five miles south of Ada Monday afternoon after a 24-hour search.

All had been shot with a pistol, it was stated, with the children lying in a row on a quilt with Pierce’s body lying over the bodies of the older children and with a small caliber-pistol nearby, according to statements attributed to officers.

Relatives state that despondency caused by ill health and inability to secure a house for his family where he was employed at Tulsa and later at Fort Worth as a railroad dispatcher was believed to have caused the tragedy. He was said to have resigned his job with a railroad the day before the death of the quartet.

The family formerly resided in Dallas and Houston.

Pierce is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, Lajunta, Colo., and other relatives.

The children are survived by their mother and several uncles, aunts and other relatives.

Notes:

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Remains Interred In
Oakwood cemetery

The body of Robert W. Pierce, 40, Ada, Oklahoma, was interred in Oakwood cemetery Friday morning following a short funeral service conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Interment was delayed from Wednesday afternoon in an unsuccessful effort to get in touch with his mother, Mrs. Mary Pierce, Colorado, and two brothers, it was stated.

The three small children were buried Wednesday afternoon.

The father and children were found dead of pistol wounds near Ada, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon following a 24-hour search after they left home, presumably for a ride, Oklahoma officers were quoted in press dispatches.

Pierce had employed as a railroad dispatcher. His wife is the former Clara Buck of Corsicana. The family had resided in Dallas and Houston.

Two brothers, Fred and Frank Pierce survive, besides his mother.

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Matthew Byron Patterson
May 27, 1874 - Oct 25, 1945

M. B. PATTERSON DIED ON THURSDAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Matthew B. Patterson, aged 71 years, retired, died at the family residence, 941 West Sixth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the North Side Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment to be made in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church, and Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Patterson was a native of Alabama, but had resided here for many years.

Surviving are two sons, L. D. and M. O. Patterson, two daughters, Mrs. Sam McDonald and Miss Nora Patterson, all of Corsicana, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey McDonald, J. W. Dunlap, John Stubbs, Dewey Patterson, Roy Brown and Walter Johnson.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. B. PATTERSON ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Matthew B. Patterson, aged 71 years, who died at the family residence, 941 West Sixth Avenue, Thursday afternoon after an extended illness were held from the North Side Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church, and Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, L. D. and W. O. Patterson; two daughters, Mrs. Sam McDonald and Miss Nora Patterson, all of Corsicana, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Aubrey McDonald, J. W. Dunlap, John Stubbs, Dewey Patterson, Roy Brown and Walter Johnson.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Walton Collos Pearce
Apr 30, 1887 - Nov 11, 1958

W. C Pearce Dies Tuesday

W. C. Pearce, 71, retired farmer-rancher, 1703 Sycamore, former Richland banker, died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

A native of Haskell, he resided in the Richland area for a number of years before moving to Corsicana about 30 years ago.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the West Side Church of Christ with Earl L. Craig, minister in charge.

Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. P. Brown, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jenette Bresenham, Abilene; a brother, Rufus Pearce, Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 11, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Norma Bessie (Manning) Pearce; s/o Rufus Burleson Pearce & California Kansas “Callie” (McCravey) Pearce

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W. C. Pearce Services Held On Wednesday

Funeral services for W. C. Pearce, 71, retired farmer-rancher, 1703 Sycamore, former Richland banker, who died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the West Side Church of Christ, with Earl L. Craig, minister, in charge.

A native of Haskell, he resided in the Richland area for a number of years before moving to Corsicana about 30 years ago.

Burial was made in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. W. P. Brown, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jenette Bresenham, Abilene; a brother, Rufus Pearce, Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Everett Campbell, R. A. Armistead, F. C. Stewart, L. V. Majors, Bill Galloway, Rollin Harris, V. J. Elkins, and Harold Borg.

Corley directed.

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Cheryl Marie Hanselman
Jun 1, 1943 - Dec 31, 1944

LITTLE GIRL DIED SUNDAY; RITES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Cheryl Marie, 13-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Hanselman, who died Sunday, were planned for 4:30 Monday afternoon from the First Baptist church. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the rites and interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana; a brother, John Charles Hanselman, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hanselman, Hugo, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Fox, Long Beach, Cal., and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Eugene Calhoun Burdine
Dec 5, 1869 - Jul 22, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. C. BURDINE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

E. C. Burdine, 76, for many years a resident of Corsicana, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at the P. and S. Hospital, following a paralytic stroke suffered several days ago.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 4:30, with the Rev. J. H. Baldridge officiating. Interment was in the
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include five sons, Clifford, Beaumont; Roy, Little Rock; Burley, Elmer and Merrell of Dallas; one brother, S. W. Burdine of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Otis Varnell, Horace Hayes, E. J. Lane, Keathley Burdine, A. L. Absher and Tyson McIver.

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Carrie Lena (Hoffman) Gross
Nov 15, 1878 - Sep 28, 1947

MRS. HENRY C. GROSS FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AT ATHENS

Mrs. Henry C. Gross, 68 years, of Athens, died in the P. and S. Hospital here Sunday night at 10:15 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Carroll and Lehr Funeral Chapel in Athens Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. E. Everheart, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian church.

Born Nov. 25, 1878 in Williamsport, Tenn., Mrs. Gross came to Corsicana as a small child and remained here until 1917 when the family moved to Athens where they have since resided. She had been a member of the Presbyterian church since childhood.

Mr. and Mrs. Gross were married here in December 1904.

A brother, the late Joseph William Hoffman, retired Magnolia employee here, died here last Wednesday.

Surviving are her husband, Henry C. Gross, Athens; three sons, Henry C. Gross, Jr., Athens; Audrey G. Gross, Athens, and Aubrey W. Gross, Jacksonville (twins); two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Buckner and Miss Bertha Gross, both of Athens; a sister, Mrs. F. M. King, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

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Katherine “Kate” (Hoffman) King
Jul 30, 1876 - Nov 19, 1965

Mrs. Kate King Dies Friday; Rites Sunday

Mrs. F. M. (Kate) King, 88, native of Pennsylvania and Corsicana resident for the past 75 years, died Friday night at her home at 621 South Fourteenth Street.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Corley’s Chapel with Rev. Bruce Hibbitts, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. C. C. Puckett and Mrs. H. O. Valentine, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. O. T. Rainey of Houston; 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Richard Valentine, Ralph Rainey, William Lester King, Thomas Rainey, Bobby Joe Puckett and Johnny Travis Puckett.

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Arthur Franklin Bell
Jul 19, 1876 - Nov 10, 1945

A. F. BELL DIED SATURDAY EVENING; RITES HELD MONDAY

A. F. Bell, aged 69 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday evening.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Baird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Baltimore, Bell came to Corsicana four years ago and had been engaged in the electrical repair business with his son on South Beaton street.

Surviving are his son, Arthur Bell, Corsicana, and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Huff, Allegan, Mich.

Pallbearers were J. I. Sanders, Charles Watson, A. J. Rohus, W. H. Crews, F. H. Hervey, JR., N. C. Goodman and Newton Roman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 12, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Grace May (Beauchamp) Bell 2nd wife Maude Elizabeth (Lotz) Bell; s/o William Henry Bell & Mary Ellen (Ross) Bell

Twin daughter Boyd (1)
B&D Nov 10, 1945

Rites Sunday For Infant Twin Girls

Funeral services for the infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Boyd who died at the P. and S. Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday were held at the Corley Funeral Home chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. J. I. Cartlidge of the First Baptist Church conducting the services. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Boyd, Corsicana, a brother, Ronald Bruce, grandparents, Mr. R. W. Boyd, Harwood, and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hodges, Corsicana.

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Twin daughter Boyd (2)
B&D Nov 10, 1945

Rites Sunday For Infant Twin Girls

Funeral services for the infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Boyd who died at the P. and S. Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday were held at the Corley Funeral Home chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. J. I. Cartlidge of the First Baptist Church conducting the services. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Boyd, Corsicana, a brother, Ronald Bruce, grandparents, Mr. R. W. Boyd, Harwood, and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hodges, Corsicana.

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Velma Lee (Boulineau) Manning
Jul 8, 1870 - Apr 28, 1959

Mrs. Manning Dies Mansfield

Mrs. Velma Manning, 88, widow of the late R. J. Manning of Navarro county died early Wednesday in Mansfield.

A native of Savannah, Ga., she had lived most of her life in Texas and had been a resident of Navarro county about 15 years before moving to Mansfield.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. G. C. Boyd and Mrs. J. J. Burke of Corsicana, Mrs. B. Morris of Dallas and Mrs. J. C. Miller of Fort Worth; three sons, W. Max and J. Rex Manning of Bardwell, and R. Bryan Manning of Fort Worth; one half-brother, Will Collins of Houston; nine grandchildren, and other relatives.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church and Rev. Clarence Williams, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church.

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Mrs. Manning was the widow of the late R. J. Manning of Navarro county. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Clarence Williams, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church, conducted the services.

Mrs. Manning is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. J. Burke and Mrs. G. C. Boyd and of Corsicana, Mrs. B. Morris of Dallas and Mrs. J. C. Miller of Fort Worth; three sons, W. Max and J. Rex Manning of Bardwell, and R. Bryan Manning of Fort Worth; one half-brother, Will Collins of Houston; nine grandchildren, and other relatives and other relatives.

Mrs. Manning was a resident of Navarro county about 15 years before moving to Mansfield. She was a native of Savannah, Ga., but lived most of her life in Texas.

Pallbearers were F./ L. Leathers, J. E. Deming, Rex Folmer, L. C. Clark, Jack Bressie and A. W. Ray.

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Richard Joseph Manning
Dec 13, 1868 - May 31, 1947

SUNDAY RITES FOR R. J. MANNING WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

R. J. Manning, aged 73 years, long-time Corsicana and Navarro county resident, died at his home on North Beaton street Saturday night.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. G. C. Boyd, Mrs. Boyd Marsh and Mrs. J. J. Burke, all of Corsicana and Mrs. J. C. Miller, Fort Worth; three sons, W. M. Manning and Rex Manning, both of Bardwell, and Bryan Manning, Fort Worth; a sister, MRs. Annie Grayson, of Houston; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Otis Atkinson, Jack Kent, Delbert Percival, Clint Paschall, Ed Wyrick and Earl McGraw.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 2, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Velma Lee (Boulineau) Manning; s/o Richard Green Manning & Penelope Ann (Surles) Manning buried in St. Elmo cemetery

INFANT DAUGHTER Smith
B&D Apr 29, 1945

Infant Died Local Hospital; Rites On Sunday Afternoon

Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Smith died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at
Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The father is in the Merchant marine in England.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Chapman and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith all of Corsicana.

The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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INFANT SON Spencer
B&D Apr 21, 1945

Rites Held Sunday Morning For Infant Son C. H. Spencer

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Spencer, 1502 Columbia, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon were held at
Oakwood cemetery Sunday morning at 9 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, two sisters, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Elbert Evander Neely, Sr.
Mar 13, 1896 - Apr 15, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ELBERN NEELY WEDNESDAY 5 P.M.

Funeral services for Elbert Neely, Sr., (above) 48, well known Corsicana business man, who died in a Dallas Hospital Monday night will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Frank Dunn, minister of the church, assisted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Dallas, formerly minister at the local church.

Masons will have charge of the services at the grave and will be pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Lancaster, Corsicana; a son, Elbert Neely, Jr., U. S. Navy, somewhere in the Pacific area; two sisters, Mrs. Graham Dickson, Corsicana; Mrs. Ruby Russell, San Mateo, Calif.; his mother, Mrs. Linnie Neely, Corsicana.

All cleaning and pressing establishments will be closed during the funeral hour.

Mr. Neely has been in the cleaning and pressing business here for many years.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 17, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Imogene “Imo” (Jackson) Neely-Hosch married Oct. 25, 1914; s/o Charlie Neely & Melinda (Storey) Neely

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ELBERT NEELY PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Elbert Neely, Sr., 48, who died in a Dallas hospital Monday night, are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial is to be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Frank Dunn, minister of the local church, and J. L. Hines, Dallas, formerly of Corsicana. Masons will have charge at the grave and will be pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, a son, mother, Mrs. Linnie Neely, Corsicana; two sisters, and other relatives.

All cleaning and pressing establishments in the city will be closed during the funeral hour.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Funeral Services For Elbert Neely Held On Wednesday

Funeral services for Elbert Neely, Sr., 48, proprietor of Roderick Cleaning Company, who died in a Dallas hospital Monday night, were held Wednesday at 5 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery with the Masons in charge.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, son, mother, Mrs. Linnie Neely, Corsicana; two sisters and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Jerry Lynn Conger
Dec 4, 1947 - Aug 6, 2019

Jerry Lynn Conger, Poppa, Googie, 71, met Jesus face to face August 6, 2019.

Jerry was born December 4th, 1947 in Corsicana Texas. He was the first born and only son of Raymond Preston Conger and Louis [sic] Nadine Colvin Conger. He was raised predominately in Kerens, TX and attended school in Corsicana, Kerens and Navarro College.

Jerry's degree was obtained via the school of "Hard Knocks." He was a certified alcohol and drug counselor in addition to an ordained minister. Jerry was a board member for Kerens Head Start, and enjoyed traveling for the education and training needed to ensure the children were well served and cared for. Jerry was instrumental in helping organize Celebrate Recovery in Corsicana and he served as deacon and treasurer for Kerens Missionary Baptist Church. Jerry's impact and involvement in our community was vast and he loved every minute of it.
He is a U.S. Navy veteran. He drove for Gabor Trucking and enjoyed sharing stories about all the places he visited because of trucking. He could tell you to to get ANYWHERE! He retired from Navarro County Precinct 1 after 20 years.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 26 years, Janita Ray Johnston Conger; daughters Dana Lynn Winfree, Kriste Elmore, husband Matt, Nicole Coker, husband Shane, Elizabeth Scarbrough, husband Joey; sons Preston Conger, TJ Hoffma and wife Cheryl; sisters Pam Conger, Cindy Jones, and husband Paul. Cousin (brother) Dewain Andrews; grandchildren Macee Asher Elmore, Timothy Hoffma Jr., Chirstian Coker, Clayton Coker, Jake Scarbrough, Kylee Scarbrough, Kynzee Elmore, Canaan Elmore and Sophee Elmore; great-grandson Emerson Chaffin; nieces Nicole Jones and Natalie Howard; nephews Zachary Jones and wife, Melissa, Nolen Howard, wife Meghan. Hundreds of extended family and friends.

We will celebrate Jerry's life Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 at Kerens First Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m.
and graveside to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 9, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Mothers name is listed as Lois in his birth record and her obituary.
  • h/o Janita Ray (Johnston) Conger; s/o Raymond Preston Conger & Lois Nadine (Colvin) Conger

Elfredia Dalphine Watson
Jul 17, 1958 - Aug 16, 2019

Elfredia Dalphine Watson, entered into rest Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at 61 years of age, at the Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas.

She was born to Fred Watson, Jr. and Virdie Radford Watson July 17, 1958 in Corsicana. She received her formal education in the Corsicana ISD, and professed Christ in her early life and united with the Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Watson, Jr., and brother Franklin D. Watson.

Survivors include mother, Virdie Radford Davis; five brothers, John Watson (Linda), Fred D. Watson (Marsha), Donald C. Watson (Marie), Virgil L. Watson (Venessa) and William E. Watson; sister, Vickie J. O'Hare (Donald;) other relatives and friends including the Mexia State Supported Living Center.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at the Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

The Mexia State Supported Living Center will conduct an informal Memorial from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 25,2019 with Chaplain Karen Hulsey presiding.

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Betty Jean (Keele) Dunagan
Dec 22, 1936 - Aug 19, 2019

On Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, Betty Jean (Keele) Dunagan, loving mother of five, adoring grandmother of 10, and doting great grandmother of 11, passed away at the age of 82.

Betty was born on Dec. 22, 1936 in Corsicana to Lillie Ruth (Glasgow) Keele and Charlie Orville Keele.

On Dec. 10, 1952, she married her forever sweetheart, Robert Baker Dunagan. They raised three sons, Bobby Lynn, Mitcheal Glenn, and Bradley Baker, and two daughters, Kathy Jean and Karen Lee.

Grandchildren include: Amanda Lee, Joseph Anthony, Krystal Lynn, Samantha Rae, David Nathaniel, Tammie Lynn, Megan Rae, Charles Kellan, Branden Len and Brody Tipton. great grandchildren include: Colin Ryan, Brijido (BJ), Tristan Ray, Tobias Sebastian, Bralee Elizabeth, Elijah Rene, Sarah Jeaux, Desiree Beth, Alexa Lynn, Royce Stewart and Averie Rae.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating.

Interment to follow in Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers are Kellan White, Bradley Truett, Jimmy Keele, Wade Jennings, Jabari Johnson and Joseph Dunagan. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Thompson, Hagan Keele and Christian Deagen.

Betty loved to read and watch old westerns.

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Johnny B. Singleton
Mar 14, 1947 - Aug 25, 2019

Johnny B. Singleton of Rising Star passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 after a very brief illness. He was born on March 14, 1947 in Eureka, Texas to B.E. Singleton and Verla McNeil Singleton.

He attended Mildred Schools and he graduated from Sam Houston State University and Stephen F. Austin State.

He began a lengthy career in Education at Frost High School in Fall of 1969, then taught school in Kerens, Wortham, Trinidad, and Rising Star for the past 21 years. As superintendent and then classroom teacher after retiring. He worked through May of 2019 and touched many lives over the years.

He also served as a Bi-Vocation Minister for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth; daughters, Johnna Boucher of Rising Star, Beth Pate of Granbury and Melissa Singleton of Rising Star; grandchildren, Ben, Bethany and Bree Boucher of Rising Star; and Caden Pate of Granbury. And special family friends Troy Wilson and Tim Trigg.

He is also survived by sister, Patty Toland; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Martha Singleton; brother-in-law, Nelson Galaway all of Corsicana; sister-in-law and husband, Leah and Wayne Greenup of Canyon, and brother-in-law and wife, Robert and Velma Ballew of Frost. A great number of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews he loved dearly.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 26, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Elizabeth Ann (Ballew) Singleton; s/o Benjamin Ernest Singleton & Verla (McNeil) Singleton

Royce Weldon Chambers
Mar 19, 1945 - Aug 19, 2019

Royce Chambers, age 74 of the Bee House community, passed into the arms of the Lord, on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 in Gatesville.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. John Conner, III officiating. Private family interment followed at Bee House Cemetery. The family received visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at the funeral home.

Royce was born on March 19, 1945 in Gatesville, to the late Monroe and Vella Mae Thetford Chambers. He went to school in Purmela and Gatesville, graduating from Gatesville High School in 1962. As a young adult, he worked for Black's Grocery on the square in Gatesville. He married Mary Conner on Dec. 26, 1965 in Gatesville. In 1972 they moved to Corsicana, where they resided for 43 years. He worked as the parts manager for several Ford Dealerships. In 1990, he began working for Dealers Electrical Supply in Corsicana, until his retirement in 2012. After retirement, they moved back to the Bee House community. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dolliva Ann Huckabee; mother and father-in-law, John H. and Merle Franks Conner; his dear cousins Edward and Beulah Comer, that helped raise him after losing his mother at a young age.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Conner Chambers; daughter, Shelly Walker and husband, David; son, Jeff Chambers and wife, Glenda; four grandchildren, Ashley Walker, Kyle Walker, Katie Chambers and Jaxson Chambers. He is also survived by cousins, that were more like siblings, Joyce Comer Bundrant, Patsy Comer Garza, Paul Comer; brother-in-laws, Richard Conner and wife, Neta, Ross Conner and wife, Margaret, John Conner and wife, Gail, Bill Conner and wife, Jennifer; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Bee House Cemetery Association, c/o Sandra Conner, 2143 CR 155, Gatesville, TX 76528 or Evergreen-Bundrant Cemetery Association, c/o Debbie Myers, 9717 CR 604 Alvarado, Texas 76009.

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Jewel (Frederick) Middlebrook
Feb 21, 1892 - Mar 18, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. MIDDLEBROOK PLANNED TUESDAY

Mrs. Jewell Middlebrook, aged 54 years, died at the family home, 2020 West Third avenue, Monday morning at an early hour following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Grape Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. W. G. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

A native of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Middlebrook had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are her husband, N. J. Middlebrook; a daughter, Miss Zoe Ann Middlebrook, both of Corsican, mother, Mrs. J. H. Frederick, Blooming Grove; and two brothers, J. H. Frederick, Jr., and Edwin Frederick, both of Fort Worth and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be N. Suttle Roberts, P. H. Franklin, C. A. Vaughn, J. L. Jackson, J. W. Richards, E. R. Jackson and W. E. Newman.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. MIDDLEBROOK HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Middlebrook, aged 54 years, who died at the family home 2020 West Third avenue, Monday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband, N. J. Middlebrook, Corsicana; a daughter, Zoe Ann Middlebrook, Corsicana; mother Mrs. J. H. Frederick, Blooming Grove; and two brothers, J. H. Frederick and Edwin Frederick, both of Ft. Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, P. H. Franklin, C. A. Vaughn, J. L. Jackson, J. W. Richards, E. R. Jackson and W. E. Newman.

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John R. Stewart
Oct 20, 1873 - Aug 17, 1946

RITES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR JOHN R. STEWART

Funeral services for John R. Stewart, aged 72 years of Corsicana, who died in a Henderson hospital Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Frank J. Dunn, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. He was visiting relatives in East Texas at the time he became ill.

Surviving are two brothers, Jess Stewart, Corsicana, and Milton Stewart, Kilgore; two sisters, Mrs. M. G. Dillard, Wilmer, and Mrs. Jim Skinner, Overton, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. P. Tilton, Seth Story, W. M. Shaw, G. W. Sykes, L. G. Bonner and Thomas Ware.

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J. L. Howell
Oct 14, 1929 - Oct 1, 1946

Buried Wednesday

Funeral services were held Wednesday for J. L. Howell, aged 16 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Howell of Rural Shade, who died Tuesday. Interment was in the Long Prairie cemetery. He had been ill two years.

Surviving are his parents, three sisters and two brothers.

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Martin Luther Spurlock
Mar 5, 1882 - Jun 4, 1946

RUNERAL RITES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MARVIN L. SPURLOCK

Marvin Luther Spurlock, aged 58 years, who resided near the State Home, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Cunningham cemetery. The rites were conducted by Frank J. Dunn of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, M. O. and L. H. Spurlock, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Louise Spurlock, Corsicana; three grandchildren, four brothers, J. W. Spurlock, Athens; E. W. and R. M. Spurlock, both of Shreveport; Col. D. W. Spurlock, Washington, D. C.; and two sisters, Mrs. V. C. Megarity and Mrs. F. G. Culbertson, both of Shreveport, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Hamilton, J. C. Johnson, H. R. Stewart, H. B. Bomar, F. P. McCuiston and Walter Beeman.

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Calvin Gene Baker
Jan 15, 1937 - Aug 21, 2019

CALVIN'S OBITUARY
Calvin Gene Baker, 82 of Gun Barrel, passed away in Kaufman, Texas on August 21, 2019. Calvin was born in Frost, Texas on January 15, 1937 to Milton and Troy Baker. He married Betty in June of 1972. He was a heavy equipment operator working in the sand and gravel business. Calvin is survived by a loving family. Sons: Gene Baker and wife Shelley of Crandall, Dustin Baker of Dallas, Daughters: Misty Birdwell and husband Robbie of Combine, Step Daughters, Debbie Jenkins, Donna Langford, Sister: Faye Griffith and husband Charles of Oklahoma. He was a Grandfather and Great-Grandfather to many. And had several nieces and nephews and many other relatives. Calvin is preceded in death by his wife Betty Baker who passed in 1987 and son Mark Baker and 11 siblings.

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Velma Rene (Hunt) Timmons
Mar 15, 1934 ~ Jun 18, 2017 (age 83)

Velma Rene Timmons, 83, of Amarillo passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born in Frost, Texas, to the late James and Jimmie Hunt Beavers.

Mrs. Timmons was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jimmy Timmons, Jr. and one brother, Clyde Beavers. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Garnezar, Jr., Rebecca, Donald (Vanessa), William (Sherrie), Gregory (Pamela) and Fredrick. She is also survived by two sisters, Jessie Mae Price and Doris Martin, 21 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Timmons worked previously at Seafood Galley and Buns Over Texas, but spent much of her life raising her children and serving others. She was a faithful volunteer for Cornerstone Outreach for nearly 10 years. Mrs. Timmons gave her life to Christ at a young age. She has been a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church since 1981 and began serving as a Sunday School Teacher in 2007. Mrs. Timmons always had a kind and encouraging word, a warm hug and a loving smile. She will always be remembered for her commitment to her family and her unshakeable faith. She will be deeply missed forever.

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James William Bobbitt
May 31, 1863 - Jan 8, 1946

AGED KERENS MAN DIED HOSPITAL; BE BURIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. W. Bobbitt, aged 82 years of Kerens, who passed away Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. in the P. and S. Hospital, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Stockton Funeral Home chapel at Kerens, with the Rev. James A. Johnson, pastor of the West Side Church of Christ of Corsicana, conducting the services, with interment in the Bazette cemetery.

Mr. Bobbitt resided in Bazette and Kerens for a number of years and is survived by his wife, of Kerens, four sons, Floyd and Marshall of Kaufman, Hardy of Clarendon, and Homer of Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. Etheline Simmons of Corsicana, Two stepsons, Clyde Jenkins of Corsicana and Jesse Jenkins; one step-daughter, Mrs. Annie Byers.

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Etta Ellen (Greer) Wheeler
1892 - Nov 8, 1908

Wheeler Rites Set Friday

Mrs. Etta Greer Wheeler, 78, died Wednesday in Kerrville. She had lived in Cryer Creek for 25 years and was a member of the Baptist church.

Services have been set for 10 a.m. Friday in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Bazette Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, W. A. Wheeler of Corsicana; two sons, David R. Wheeler of Lubbock and Audrey M. Wheeler of Deer Park; a daughter, Mrs. C. W. Hendrix of Kountze, Texas; a nephew, Roy Greer of Corsicana; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Wheeler Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Greer Wheeler, 78, were held today at 10 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Bazette Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler died Wednesday in Kerrville.

She is survived by her husband, two sons, a daughter, a nephew, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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William Eugene “Jennie” Albritton
Jul 17, 1868 - Sep 15, 1946

JENNIE ALBRITTON, BAZETTE RESIDENT, DIED SUNDAY NIGHT

Jennie Albritton, aged 78 years, native of Alabama, but resident of Bazette since childhood, died at his home in Bazette Sunday night following a lingering illness.

Surviving are his wife of Bazette; a daughter, Lera Albritton, Bazette; a son, Truett Albritton, Dallas; and two half-brothers, Will Albritton, Bazette; Bruce Albritton, Kerens and numerous other relatives.

Funeral services were held from the Bazette Baptist church Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Bazette cemetery.

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William Monroe “Bill” Steele
Nov 18, 1865 - Feb 22, 1946

AGED MAN FOUND DEAD IN BED AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

W. M. Steele, aged 81 years was found dead at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Grantham, in the Mildred community early Saturday morning. He had been in ill health for some time.

Sheriff Cap Curington and Judge A. E. Foster, justice of the peace conducted an investigation. Judge Foster returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes.”

Funeral arrangements were not known here early Saturday afternoon. The Burleson Funeral Home of Fairfield will direct.

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Jerry Trill Black
Jan 16, 1943 - Jan 20, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR KERENS CHILD ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for three-year-old Jerry Thriel Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Black, Kerens, were held Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3:30 p.m., at the First Methodist church there. Rev. Elmer Page, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Rev. John P. Danny, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, conducted the services.

The child died Sunday at the home of his parents, one sister, Jo Ann; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Black; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nora Spivey, all of Kerens and other relatives.

Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery, with the Stockton funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Mellissia Jane (Pope) Parrish
Aug 9, 1884 - Dec 28, 1946

MRS. MALLASE JANE PARRISH FUNERAL IS HELD MONDAY AT 3

Mrs. Mallase Jane Parrish, aged 63 years, died in Dallas Saturday evening. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Petty’s Chapel church with interment in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Dawson, assisted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, Corsicana and Rev. Beryl S. Vick, Dallas Baptist minister.

Mrs. Parrish resided at Kerens and Corsicana prior to moving to Dallas seven months ago. She was a native of Alabama.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. O. S. Bryson, Corsicana; and Mrs. R. H. Rainhardt, Quanah; five sons, B. J. Parrish, Dallas, R. W. Parrish, Morgan City, La.; W. L. Parrish, Andrews; J. L. Parrish, Richland, and Walter L. Parrish, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. B. J. Hair, Wichita Falls; 17 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Todd Wafer, Walter V. Knight, Orland Bryson, Jr., Pete McCain, Judson Thomas and Jess Burton.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 30, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Walter Lee Parrish; d/o William Lorenie Pope & Margaret Josie (Bassett) Pope buried in Rice Cemetery, Rice TX

Mary Anna (Smith) Hayes
Dec 4, 1877 - Oct 31, 1946

Rites For Mrs. Bert Hayes Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Bert Hayes, aged 76 years, who died Thursday in Dallas, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Ennis with interment in the Richland cemetery.

A native of Crockett, Mrs. Hayes formerly resided in Wortham, Richland and Ennis.

Surviving are four children, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister and five brothers.

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Jenny Pearl (Owens) Brooks
Jan 10, 1884 - Aug 20, 1972

Mrs. Brooks

Services were at 11 a. m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Streetman for Mrs. Pearl Brooks, 88, of Palestine who died Sunday at a Jacksonville hospital.

Rev. Dale Rider officiated, and burial was in Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Brooks of Palestine, Edgar Brooks of Kaufman and Mack Brooks of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. H. T. Sparks of Fort Worth and Mrs. John Hopkins of Iowa Park; 8 grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Otto Morris of Fort Worth, Mrs. Owen Louis of Streetman and Mrs. Robert Gregory of Arlington.

Pallbearers were Bill Morris, Otto Morris, Jr., Charles Gregory, Mark Rich, Billy Jeffcoat, Lloyd James, Buddy Warren and C. H. Brooks.

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David Washington/Womack Clark
Feb 26, 1884 - Apr 20, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED MONDAY FOR DAVID WOMACK CLARK

David Womack Clark, aged 62 years of Winkler, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning. Funeral services are expected to be held some time Monday at Birdston, where interment will be made.

Survivors include his wife, of Winkler; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Eleanor Robinson, Sundown; Carolyn Clark, Dallas; Bessie Clark, Winkler; and Levinia Clark, Sundown; five sons, Joe Clark, Garrison; David, William, Robert and Rasco Clark, all of Winkler.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY AT MIDWAY CHURCH FOR D. W. CLARK

Funeral services for David Womack Clark, aged 52, of Winkler, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning were held at the Midway church at 3 p.m. Sunday. Interment was in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, of Winkler; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Eleanor Robinson, Sundown; Carolyn Clark, Dallas; Bessie Clark, Winkler; and Levinia Clark, Sundown; five sons, Joe Clark, Garrison; David, William, Robert and Rasco Clark, all of Winkler.

Masonic rites were conducted at the grave.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed.

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Robert E. Morgan
Mar 19, 1903 - Aug 11, 1946

Streetman

STREETMAN, Aug. 15.—(Spl.)—Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Morgan were called to Galveston early Saturday to be with their son, who was critically ill and who passed away Monday. His body was brought home Monday night and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in Birdston cemetery.

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Charlie M. Morgan
May 11, 1880 - Aug 10, 1971

Morgan

Charlie M. Morgan, 91, longtime Streetman post office employe, died Tuesday night at his Streetman home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Streetman.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman with the Rev. Leonard Lee officiating. Griffin Funeral Home will be in charge of burial in the Birdston Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Tommy Morgan, Billy Morgan, Charles Brown, Arthur Brown, Aldon Jenkins, Jr., Robert Morgan, C. E. Barnes and Donald Wayne Jenkins.

He is survived by his widow, Minnie Lee Morgan, Streetman; six daughters, Miss Juanita Morgan, Streetman, Mrs. Lela Barnes, Hanford, Calif.; Mrs. Robert Brooks, Arlington; Mrs. Robert Hunt, Dallas; and Mrs. Aldon Jenkins and Mrs. Frank Brown, both of Houston; three sons, J. P. Morgan, Streetman, and Marvin and Willie D. Morgan, both of Houston; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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Morgan

Funeral services for Charlie M. Morgan, 91, Streetman, were at 10 a.m. Thursday in Streetman at the First Baptist Church of which he was a member. The Rev. Leonard Lee officiated. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery with Griffin Funeral Home conducting. Grandsons were pallbearers.

He died Tuesday night at his home.

Surviving are his widow, six daughters, three sons, 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Minnie Lee (Roberts) Morgan
Oct 14, 1887 - Jan 26, 1976

Mrs. Morgan

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Minnie Morgan, 88, resident of Streetman, who died Monday at Wortham Hospital.

The Rev. Billy Fitch will officiate, and burial will be at Birdston Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, J. P. Morgan of Streetman, Billy Morgan of Pearland, and Marvin Morgan of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Lula Barnes of Visalia, Calif., Mrs. Aldon Jenkins of Montgomery, Mrs. Frank Brown of Houston, Miss Juanita Morgan of Streetman and Mrs. Robert Brooks of Arlington; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Gene Roberts of Stamford and Ernest Roberts of Carrizo, N. M.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Brown, Charles Brown, Tommy Morgan, Billy Morgan, Aldon William Jenkins, Robert Morgan and Donald Wayne Jenkins.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Brooks, Hobast Hunt, Frank Brown and Aldon Jenkins.

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Josephine Benjamin (Jenkins) Owens
Nov 25, 1862 - Apr 2, 1946

FUNERAL FOR MRS. JOSEPHINE OWENS HELD AT BIRDSTON

Mrs. Josephine Owens, aged 88 years, widow of the late T. F. Owens, died Tuesday night at her home in the Birdston community. Funeral services were held at the Birdston cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Warren R. Hall, Jr., Presbyterian minister of Fairfield.

A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Owens had resided in the Birdston community the past 32 years.

Surviving are a son, H. B. Owens, Streetman; five daughters, Mrs. W. P. Brooks, Streetman; Mrs. Otto Morris, Dallas; Mrs. Robert Gregory, Mrs. Paul Gregory and Mrs. Owen Lewis, all of Streetman; 13 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. A. A. Oliver, Streetman.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Meliton Lozano
Feb 10, 1866 - Jan 27, 1946

RITES HELD MONDAY FOR MELITON LOZANO, WHO DIED SUNDAY

Meliton Lozano, aged 69 years, died at the family residence, 403 East Eleventh avenue, Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Chruch of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are four sons, Julius Lozano, Dallas; Clement, Ganzelo and Raymond Lozano, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Bruce Alonzo Salter
Jun 27, 1872 - Sep 14, 1946

Aged Rusk Man Is Buried At Cade

FAIRFIELD, Sept. 21.—(Spl.)—B. H. Salter, aged 74 of Rusk died in the Sugarland hospital at 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Religious services were held at the Burleson Funeral Home in Fairfield Sunday, with the Rev. Ben Stohler officiating. Burial was in the Cade cemetery, near Streetman.

Mr. Salter lived in Fairfield for a number of years before moving to Rusk 27 years ago, and was surveyor of Cherokee county at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, and seven children; Mrs. T. A. McIlveen, Fairfield; Mrs. V. V. Bradley, Soper, Okla.; C. H. Salter, Trinity; Mrs. C. E. Kelly, T. C. Salter, Mrs. W. A. Harman and Mrs. Harold Dunderly, all of Sugerland; ten grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. J. R. Hawthorne, Streetman.

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Lucy Elizabeth Miller
Nov 9, 1887 - Mar 8, 1946

DALLAS RITES HELD FOR FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT SATURDAY

Funeral services for Miss Lucy E. Miller, formerly of Corsicana, were held at 10:30 o’clock Saturday at the Christian church in Dallas, with interment following in the Chatfield cemetery.

Miss Miller died at Medical Arts Hospital in Dallas Friday morning after a short illness.

Her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Miller, were pioneer residents of Chatfield. She lived in Corsicana a number of years and was active in the First Christian church. She had been employed by the Veterans’ Administration for many years.

Survivors include a brother, Robert B. Miller of Houston, and a cousin, Rod Kenner of Chatfield.

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Seth Ward “Pat” Spruiell
Apr 30, 1906 - Jan 26, 1975

S. W. Spruiell

DAWSON – Services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the Dawson Baptist Church for S. W. (Pat) Spruiell, 64, resident of Dawson, who died Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Rick Erwin was to officiate, with burial following at Dawson cemetery.

A farmer and rancher, Spruiell is survived by his widow, Mrs. Winnie Spruiell of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Elmore of Pasadena; three sons, Dwain Spruiell of Dawson, Don Spruiell of Corpus Christi, and Bobby Spruiell of Garland; five grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Vaughan of Dublin, Mrs. Fannie Brown and Mrs. Bertie Davis both of Dawson and Mrs. Estell Taylor of Waco.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Mon., Jan 27, 1975
  • Submitted Diane Richards
  • h/o Winnie Ola (Perkins) Spruiell; s/o John Simpson Spruiell & Mary Jane (Alverson) Spruiell (Death certificate says Iverson)

Bettie Ruth (Hagle) Spruiell
Mar 1, 1933 - Feb 21, 2019

Bettie Ruth (Hagle) Spruiell, 85, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25 at Dawson cemetery with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating.

Bettie was born March 1, 1933, near Brushie Prairie to Elmer and Ruth (Kendall) Hagle. She was raised in Dawson and was a graduate of Dawson High School. Before retiring, Bettie had a long career working for the Texas Department of Health as a M.A.M.S. program manager. Before moving back to Dawson several years ago, Bettie had lived in Harlingen for almost 40 years and prior to that had spent 18 years in Corpus Christi. She loved playing sports, being outdoors and meeting new people. Everyone enjoyed her culinary skills in the kitchen. She enjoyed aerobics classes and long walks with her dog. Bettie attended the First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by three sisters and two half-brothers.

She is survived by son, Rick Spruiell of Jacksonville, Florida and daughter, Pam Spruiell of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, Christopher Spruiell, Lauren Spruiell and Michael Spruiell; four great-grandchildren, Naji Jones, Landon Watson, Nora Jones and Jordan Spruiell and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members and many friends.

Notes:

  • Obituary published online Feb 23, 2019 by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, TX
  • Dawson High School 1950
  • w/o Don Kenneth Spruiell; d/o Elmer H. Hagle & Ruth (Kendall) Hagle

William Thomas Matthews
Sep 29, 1872 - Nov 26, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR W. T. MATTHEWS HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. T. Matthews, aged 74 years, who died at his home, 702 North Fourteenth street, Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church, and Rev. Joe E. Glenn, Dallas, former pastor here. A native of Alabama, Matthews had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Leo Matthews, Premont, and W. T. Matthews, Jr., Waco; a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Reed, Fort Smith, Ark.; three grandchildren, two brothers, A. M. Matthews, and P. L. Matthews, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. D. F. Maddox, Mexia; Mrs. G. W. Riley, Dallas; Mrs. J. A. Floyd, Corsicana, and Miss Ida Matthews, Dallas; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Floyd, Clinton Floyd, Ernest Matthews, Calvin Pike, Frank Leathers and Philbert Percival.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Dr. William Lee Robinson
Aug 3, 1876 - Dec 22, 1953

Dr. W. L. Robinson Rites At Eureka

Funeral services for Dr. William Lee Robinson, 77, who died Tuesday at Texarkana, will be held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

A native of Fairfield, Freestone county, Dr. Robinson was a practicing physician at Hubbard for a number of years prior to his being called to active services with the U. S. Army medical corps in 1916 for service on the border of Mexico and later was a captain in World War I.

Dr. Robinson was connected with the Dallas public health department 22 years before going to Texarkana as physician for the Lone Star Ordnance plant. He suffered a heart attack Tuesday. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Robinson, Texarkana; a son, William Lee Robinson, Jr.; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Robinson; a brother, Dr. Reid Robinson, Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Horn, Galveston, and Mrs. Mary Harrison, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 24, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • 1st wife Ella Rachel (Smith) Robinson-Simms buried in Dawson cemetery 2nd wife Charlotte Mae (Mayfield) Robinson; s/o William Wirt Bonner Robinson & Mary Susan (Irvine) Robinson

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Dr. W. L. Robinson Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Dr. William Lee Robinson, 77, who died in Texarkana with a heart attack Tuesday, were held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church in Eureka Saturday at 2 p.m. An earlier service was held at the Sparkman-Brand chapel in Dallas, Saturday at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. Floyd Poe.

A native of Freestone county, he practiced medicine in Navarro county before going to Hubbard where he reported to the U. S. Army in 1916 and after border service, was a captain in the U. S. Army medical corps during world war I.

Dr. Robinson was with the Dallas health department 22 years before going to Texarkana where he was physician for the Lone Star Ordnance plant.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Robinson, Texarkana; a son, W. L. Robinson, Jr., Austin; three daughters, Mrs. John B. Mayney, San Angelo; Mrs. Mayme Sue Murray, Dallas, and Mrs. Roy Nunnally, Honolulu, Hawaii; two brothers, E. E. Robinson, Dallas and Dr. Henry Reid Robinson, Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. Justin Harrison, Dallas, and Mrs. M. T. Horne, Galveston; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Thomas L. Smith
Jun 6, 1869 - Jan 10, 1946

THOMAS L. SMITH FUNERAL HELD AT DAWSON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Thomas L. Smith, aged 76 years, who died Thursday night in Waco, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Methodist church in Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

A former resident of Dawson where he spent most of his life, he had resided in Waco the past two years.

Surviving are his wife of Waco; five children, Mrs. W. E. Robinson, Waco; Mrs. James Mitchum, Dawson, Mrs. Henry Hallbrooks, Dallas; J. A. Smith, Oaklawn and U. S. Smith, Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Laura Taylor, Dawson.

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Laura Ellen (Smith) Taylor
Jan 15, 1872 - Nov 28, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Taylor

Final rites for Mrs. Laura E. Taylor were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist church in Dawson with Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Dawson cemetery.

A long-time resident of Dawson, Mrs. Taylor, 89, died Tuesday in Memorial hospital. She was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are one son, J. U. Taylor, Parishville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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William Franklin Taylor
Sep 29, 1864 - Aug 6, 1948

WILLIAM F. TAYLOR DIES LAST NIGHT; FUNERAL SATURDAY

William F. Taylor, aged 83 years, died at his home near Parrishville, East of Dawson, early Friday night.

Funeral services are to be held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Rev. Roy Davis, pastor will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Native of Mississippi Taylor had resided in Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson; a son, J. U. Taylor, Dawson; five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Smith, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Curtis Hall, Memphis, Tenn.; a brother W. W. Taylor, Arlington, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Marshall Howard, Dewey Renfro, James Mitcham, Wardean Tickle, N. B. Hale and Willard Thompson.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 7, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Laura Ellen (Smith) Taylor s/o Margaret Adeila “Maggie” (Hudson) Taylor (brother Walter W. Taylor’s death certificate says; s/o M. A. Taylor & sister Margaret J. (Taylor) Smith’s death certificate says John W. Taylor)

Walter W. Taylor
Apr 20, 1870 - Sep 1, 1950

Walter W. Taylor Funeral Saturday

Walter W. Taylor, 80, died in a convalescent home in Waco early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Taylor is well-known in the western part of Navarro county where he was a painter for more than 50 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Tom Smith of Hillsboro, and a number of nieces and nephews, Joe Smith and Alva Taylor of Corsicana are nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 1, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Never married; s/o M. A. Taylor & Margaret Adeila “Maggie” (Hudson) Taylor (his sister Margaret J. (Taylor) Smith’s death certificate says d/o John W. Taylor)

Estella (Dowell) Perkins
Sep 26, 1879 - Nov 18, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. R. H. PERKINS HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. R. H. Perkins, 67, long-time resident of Dawson, who died in a Waco hospital Monday, were held Wednesday afternoon from the local Baptist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, and seven children, Herman Perkins, Mooreville; Mrs. Frank Lynch, Mrs. Clyde Osburn, Mrs. Pat Spruill, Mrs. Frank Comer, and Juanita Perkins, all of Dawson; and Alvin Perkins, Corsicana.

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Ronald C. Warner
Oct 10, 1946 - Oct 13, 1946

INFANT SON OF MR. AND MRS. JOHN R. WARNER DIES SUNDAY

Ronald C. Warner, 4-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Warner, Route 5, Corsicana died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the Post Oak cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warner and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Matthews, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Martha Ellen (Bragg) Randell
Feb 9, 1872 - Feb 25, 1946

MRS. MARTHA ELLEN RANDELL SUCCUMBS AT HOME MONDAY

Mrs. Martha Ellen Randell, aged 74 years, native of Navarro county, died at her home south of Roane Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, W. A. Randell, Roane, a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Jenson, Hollywood, Calif.; two grandchildren and a sister, Miss Mary Bragg, Roane.

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William Thomas Brown
Nov 16, 1867 - Feb 7, 1946

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORBET BURIED MARSHALL FRIDAY

William T. Brown, aged 78 years, native of Mississippi and pioneer resident of Corbet, died late Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Marshall cemetery where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell.

Surviving are his wife of Corbet, two daughters, Mrs. T. W. Lake and Miss May Brown, both of Corbet; four brothers, F. M. Brown, Dublin; J. B. Brown, Ida, La.; and W. D. and J. A. Brown, both of Mississippi, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Richard Green, M. E. Roman, Sam Tucker, Meigh Owens, Beeden Owens and George Evans.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Ralph Junior Lofton
Mar 4, 1936 - Nov 23, 1946

Ralph Junior Lofton Is Buried Sunday

Funeral services for Ralph Junior Lofton, aged 10 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning, were held at the Marshall cemetery, near Drane, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker, Pentecostal Church pastor.

Surviving are his father, O. L. Lofton, U. S. Army; mother, Mrs. Emma Murphy, Corsicana, Route 1; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Boyte, 805 North Commerce Street, with whom the lad resided; a half-sister, Lillie Mae Murphy, Corsicana, Route 1; four step-sisters, Daisy Robinson, Streetman; Hazel, Georgia and Rosie Murphy, all of Corsicana; step-father, George W. Murphy, Corsicana, Route 1, and several uncles and aunts.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun Mon., Nov 25, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Omar Lincoln Lofton buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Tx. & Emma Mae (Boyte) Lofton-Murphy buried at Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Clayton Barger “Clate” Campbell
1903 - Mar 17, 1945

CLATE CAMPBELL FATALLY INJURED DERRICK COLLAPSE

Clate Campbell, 42, oil field worker and rodeo performer, reared in Hill county, was fatally injured Saturday at Stephens Arkansas, when an oil well derrick collapsed.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the church of Christ at Irene, Hill county, with interment in the Salem cemetery.

Campbell formerly resided in Corsicana, and was a consistent rodeo event winner, having copped prizes in the Corsicana Livestock and Agricultural Show on several occasions.

Surviving are his wife, the former Faye Mitchell of Corsicana, a son, Bonnie Rea Campbell; two brothers, and two sisters, all of Hill county.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ware of Corsicana attended the rites Tuesday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 22, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie Fay (Mitchell) Campbell married Apr 27, 1930; s/o James Buchanan Campbell & Martha (Bailey) Campbell

Charles Douglas Parsons
Nov 25, 1944 - Jan 27, 1945

Baby Died Saturday Morning; Funeral To Be Held Sunday

Charles Douglas, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Parsons, died Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Petty’s Chapel cemetery, where interment will be made.

Surviving are her parents, three sisters, four brothers, grandmother, Mrs. Annie Parsons, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jolen Gandy, Roscoe, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan. 27, 1945 - submitted by Diane Richards

Funeral Services For Month-Old Son Of J. J. Parsons

Funeral services for Charles Douglas, month old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Parsons who died Saturday, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Petty’s Chapel cemetery where interment was made. Rites were conducted by Rev. Dessie Fowler.

Surviving are the parents, three sisters, four brothers, grandmother, Mrs. Annie Parsons, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gandy Roscoe and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Darren Lee Potter
Dec 4, 1963 - Jul 18, 2019

Darren Potter

Darren Lee Potter, 55, of Corsicana was born on Dec. 4, 1963 in Towanda, Pa. He left this earth on July 18, 2019 in Corsicana.
Darren was employed by Land Mart Inc.and was a United States Army veteran. He attended Rocori Senior High School in Cold Springs, MN. He studied automotives at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
Darren enjoyed being outside. He loved watching NASCAR and the Vikings play football. Darren was a man of all trades and could fix anything.
Darren in survived by his wife, Stacy; daughter, Alaina; son, Jaxon and step-daughter, Kaleigh Coats and husband, Justin Coats, and grandson, Brody Coats, of Whitehouse.
Darren is also survived by his other children in Minnesota including daughters, Janelle Nelson, Kayleigh Buchholz and son Brandon Potter, Darren is a grandfather to six, Dylan, Hunter, Aria of Janelle Nelson, Kylie, Hayden and Camden of Kayleigh. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ajitsingh and niece, Devika Elliott of California; step-sisters, Bony Vary and Jean Mears of Florida and step-father, Buck Buchholz in Minnesota.
Darren is preceded in death by his mother, Esther M. Buchholz; father, Paul H. Potter, and nephew, Michael Ajitsingh.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at Purdon Baptist Church in Purdon. Refreshments will be served after the service.
To plant a tree in memory of Darren Potter, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on August 21, 2019

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Carrie Lee (Knowles) McIver
Oct 5, 1866 - Dec 24, 1943

STREETMAN WOMAN BURIED SUNDAY IN MIDWAY CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Lee McIver, who died late Friday at her home in Streetman, were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Midway church. Rev. W. R. Hall conducted the rites and burial was in Midway cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, N. L., Frank and Earl McIver, Streetman; D. L. McIver, Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. H. Y. Gregory, Streetman; a brother, C. M. Knowles, Roland, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Gregory, Everett Gregory, Bradley Knowles, William Lewis, Buster Burleson and Rex Folmar.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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John R. Unger
1861 - Jun 27, 1944

John R. Unger Was Buried At Marshall Cemetery Wednesday

Funeral services for John R. Unger, who died at Pittsburg Tuesday, were held there Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and the body was brought overland to the Marshall cemetery, near Drane, for burial. Interment was at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge.

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Gerald Ray Phillips
Jun 4, 1919 - Sep 24, 1945

KERENS FARMER IS KILLED AS TRACTOR OVERTURNS ON HIM

KERENS, Sept. 25.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Gerald Ray Phillips, 26, who was killed Monday afternoon by the overturning of a tractor, were held here Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a small daughter and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blair Phillips, all of Kerens.

It was reported that the tractor turned over, pinning Phillips with the steering wheel and causing instant death. The accident occurred nine miles south of Kerens. He formerly worked at the American Well and Prospecting Company in Corsicana.

Stockton Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 25, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Florrea (Yates) Phillips married Jun. 29, 1940; s/o Calvin Blair Phillips & Verna Lucille (Mathis) Phillips

Josephine “Jodie” (White) Daniel
May 10, 1856 - Nov 16, 1945

MRS. JODIE DANIEL FORMER CORSICANAN, DIED IN HOUSTON

Mrs. Jodie Daniel, 89, pioneer Corsicana resident, died in Houston Friday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clara Tidd, Houston; three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Slone, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie White, Plainview and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. D. Ingham, Lloyd Cox, Johnnie Slone, Frank Ewing, David Daniel and Roy Holcomb.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov. 17, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Dunbar Daniel married Feb. 27, 1884 d/o Nazareth “Naz” White and Nancy Jane (Woodall) White
  • (Her obit says Oakwood but she has a monument in Cosgrove)

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR JODIE DANIEL

Funeral services for Mrs. Jodie Daniel, aged 89 years, who died in Houston Friday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Cosgrove cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Mrs. Daniel was a pioneer resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clara Tidd, Houston; three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Slone, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie White, Plainview and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Ingham, Lloyd Cox, Johnnie Slone, Frank Ewing, David Daniel and Roy Holcomb.

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Daniel Webster Albritton
Jan 28, 1862 - Dec 18, 1945

D. W. ALBRITTON, BAZETTE PIONEER, DIED EARLY TODAY

Daniel Webster Albritton, aged 83 years, died at Bazette Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Bazette Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Baptist cemetery at Bazette.

A native of Alabama, Albritton came to Bazette 67 years ago and has resided in that community since that time.

Surviving are seven children, Earl Albritton, Bazette; Mrs. Kate Stewart, Midland; Mrs. Ethel Albritton, San Benito; Loren Albritton, Bazette; Mrs. Robert Tramel, Bazette; Mrs. Conner Kirk, Athens, and Mrs. Johnnie McCurrin, Wink; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Burson and Mrs. J. M. McWilliams, both of Corsicana; three brothers, O. L. Albritton, Dallas, and M. F. Albritton, Childress, and a number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR BAZETTE PIONEER HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral rites for Daniel Webster Albritton, aged 83 years, who died Tuesday morning, were held from the Bazette Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Baptist cemetery at Bazette A native of Alabama, he had resided at Bazette 67 years.

Surviving are seven children, Earl Albritton, Bazette; Mrs. Kate Stewart, Midland; Mrs. Ethel Albritton, San Benito; Loren Albritton, Bazette; Mrs. Robert Tramel, Bazette; Mrs. Conner Kirk, Athens, and Mrs. Johnnie McCurrin, Wink; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Burson and Mrs. J. M. McWilliams, both of Corsicana; three brothers, O. L. Albritton, Dallas, and M. F. Albritton, Childress, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Marilyn Rose Skarlett Cherry
July 16, 2019 - Aug 7, 2019

Heaven received another angel on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 when Marilyn Rose Skarlett Cherry went to heaven from Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Marilyn was born July 16, 2019 in Corsicana, Texas to Lazarus and Ashley Cherry.

Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00am to noon on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 12:30pm at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

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Floyd Raley
Aug 20, 1882 - Feb 21, 1945

FLOYD RALEY DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOME IN HUBBARD

Floyd Raley, aged 62 years constable of Hubbard, Hill county, died at his home in Hubbard Wednesday night at 11 o’clock following an extended illness. Funeral services are planned for 2 o’clock Friday afternoon from the First Methodist church in Hubbard. Burial will be in the Brushy Prairie cemetery in Navarro county.

A native of Arkansas, he came to the Brushy Prairie community when a young man and resided there many years before going to Hubbard 18 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Hubbard; sons, Leo Raley, U. S. Army in Italy; Randall Raley, U. S. Army in England, and Darrell Raley, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Grady Dyer, Houston; one grandchild, a brother, John Raley, Houston; a sistern Mrs. K. A. Blakney, Corsicana and other relatives.

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