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Elizabeth Norwood “Lizzie” (Tarver) Tarbutton
Aug 27, 1874 - Nov 4, 1945

RITES MONDAY FOR MRS. B. I. TARBUTTON

Mrs. B. I. Tarbutton, aged 71 years, died at the family home, 416 South Twentieth street Saturday night following an illness of several years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. H. Baldridge and Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Tarbutton resided in Corsicana 45 years.

Surviving are her husband, B. T. Tarbuatton, Corsicana; four sons, Aubry M. Tarbutton, Edinburg; Arthur Tarbutton, Houston; A. J. Tarbutton, McAllen, and Ira Tarbutton, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. C. V. Crabb, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Sam Betts, Harlington; two brothers, E. L. Tarver, Corsicana, and J. H. Tarver, Dallas, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were S. J. Miles, Sr.; H. B. Traw, Sr.; L. K. Carraway, Joe Bunch, J. L. Jackson, Boyce Martin, L. I. Griffin, W. T. Hipps, and G. H. Ferrell.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Amanda (Smith) Reed
Jun 2, 1892 - Nov 27, 1949

Funeral Rites For Mrs. J. R. Reed Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. R. (Red) Reed, aged 57 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Mrs. Reed was a native of Navarro county and had resided in Corsicana 20 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, John Reed, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Fought and Mrs. Merl Lennon, both of Corsicana; Mrs. E. O. Neely, Temple, and Mrs. M. L. Wadle, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Mitchell, Greenville, Calif., and Mrs. R. V. Forest, Sr., Woodson; two brothers, George W. Smith, Houston and John C. Smith, Athens, and five grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov. 28, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Roland “Red” Reed, Sr; d/o Granderson Bratcher Smith & Rebecca Jane (Black) Smith buried in Athens Cemetery, Athens, Tx.

John Roland “Red” Reed, Sr.
Jul 16, 1895 - Feb 20, 1956

J. R. (Red) Reed Expires Monday

J. R. (Red) Reed, 60, construction foreman, 623 South Fifteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning.

A native of Georgia, he had resided in Corsicana about 30 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Fellowship Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hoyt Hefner, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, John Reed, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. E. O. Neeley, Temple; Mrs. Elizabeth Vaught and Mrs. Marvin Wadle, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. M. Lennon, Fort Worth; six grandchildren, a brother, N. G. Reed, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Middleton, Dallas, and Mrs. Ruth Davis, Levelland, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Audis Clyde Hunter
May 28, 1919 - May 3, 1945

AUDIS CLYDE HUNTER DIED ON WEDNESDAY; PLAN RITES FRIDAY

Audis Clyde Hunter, aged 26 years, died at his residence, 207 West Twelfth avenue Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. A World War II veteran, he had been ill for some time.

Funeral services are planned for Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Derward Geddie pastor of the Calvary Baptist church here.

Hunter had served in the Texas National Guard and U. S. Army six years.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hunter, all of Corsicana; a brother, Sgt. Clovis Hunter, U. S. Army; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys Holloway, Roane; Mrs. Evelyn Jones, Mrs. Essie Richards, Mrs. Dollie Richards, and Mrs. Odessa Hunter, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. C. HUNTER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Audis Clyde Hunter, aged 28 years, who died at his residence, 207 West Twelfth avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Derward Geddie, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

A World War II veteran, Hunter had been in ill health for some time. He had served six years in the Texas National Guard and the U. S. Army before his discharge.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hunter, all of Corsicana; a brother, Sgt. Clovis Hunter, U. S. Army; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys Holloway, Roane; Mrs. Evelyn Jones, Mrs. Essie Richards, Mrs. Dollie Richards, and Mrs. Odessa Hunter, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

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Dubart Miller Gafford
Jun 13, 1921 - Sep 1, 1976

D. M. Gafford

TYLER -- Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lloyd James Funeral Chapel in Tyler for Dubart M. Gafford, 54, resident of Tyler, who died Tuesday in Tyler.

He was a native of Corsicana, resident of Tyler since 1966, a veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Gafford was also a member of the VFW Post No. 7211 of Tyler.

Survivors include two daughters, the former Jackie Marie Gafford and the former Carolyn Jo Gafford, both of Corsicana; a brother, Joseph C. Gafford, Jr. of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Marie Webster of Tyler; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ferris Renfro, Billy Carr, C. H. (Webb) Webster, James L. Webster, Harold Dahlgren and Rodney Dahlgren.

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Thomas Cecil Gibson
Jan 20, 1904 - Feb 6, 1945

THOMAS C. GIBSON DIED HERE TUESDAY; RITES ON WEDNESDAY

Thomas Cecil Gibson, 41, died Tuesday, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Edna Gibson, here. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. T. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister, Tyler, will conduct the rites.

He was born near Corsicana and had lived in and near here practically all his life.

Surviving are his wife, Waxahachie; a son, Thomas Eugene Gibson, Waxahachie; his mother, Mrs. Edna Gibson, Corsicana; two brothers, Earl Gibson, Houston; Phillip Gibson, U. S. Army somewhere in Germany; a sister, Mrs. Lynn Bell, Corpus Christi and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Spencer Elliott, Dude Ransom, Hugh Stewart, Jack Humphries, Fred Jeffers and Claude Sands.

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Funeral Services For Thomas Gibson Held On Wednesday

Funeral services for Thomas Cecil Gibson, 41, who died here Tuesday, were held at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. T. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, his mother, two brothers, a sister, and other relatives.

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Walter Berry Humphries
Sep 27, 1909 - Nov 4, 1945

W. B. HUMPHRIES IS FATALLY SHOT AT HIS HOME SUNDAY

SAM ALLEN AT LIBERTY ON BOND TO AWAIT ACTION OF GRAND JURY

W. B. Humphries, 36, is dead and Sam Allen, Corsicana, is at liberty on bond of $2,500 to await the action of the Navarro county grand jury as a result of a shooting scrape at the garage at the Humphries’ residence 2106 West Sixth Avenue, Sunday night about 9 o’clock.

An investigation was inaugurated into circumstances surrounding the trouble immediately by Sheriff Cap Curington and David Ralston, assistant county attorney in charge of the county attorney’s office. The investigations were continuing Monday.

Body In Automobile.
The officers said that Humphries body was found in the front seat of his automobile and that six empty shotgun shells were discovered about the garage. Humphries had been shot once in the left breast, once about the belt line and another wound was found below the belt line on the left side.

Allen declined to make a statement to officers concerning the trouble, they stated.

Murder Complaint Filed.
The formal complaint for murder was signed by Sheriff Cap Curington, was accepted by Ralston and filed before Judge A. E. Foster who set bond after the defendant waived examining trial.

Officers had not decided at noon Monday when the grand jury would be re-summoned to investigate the matter. The grand jury is in recess, subject to call.

Both are well-known Corsicana residents.

Funeral Services Tuesday.
Funeral services for Humphries will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church and Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Sybil; mother, Mrs. Josie Humphries; five brothers, Cecil, Sam, Ray, Homer, U. S. Army, and Joe Humphries; and three sisters, Mrs. R. D. Beauchamp; Mrs. V. W. Sumerall and Miss Marie Humphries, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Fred Marberry, Joe B. Fortson, Leo Palmer, Bill Brown, Allyn Gordon, R. M. Cooksey and John H. Brown.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 5, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sybil (Carter) Humphries-Holman married Dec. 19, 1931; s/o William Crane “Will” Humphries & Jessie Ophelia (Edgar) Humphries

Frances Mary (McKee) Hart
Jan 25, 1924 - Apr 5, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES SCHEDULED FRIDAY FOR MRS. F. M. HART

Mrs. Frances McKee Hart of Midland died in the Methodist hospital in Fort Worth early Thursday morning following a prolonged illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home and Chapel Friday morning at 11 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. B. Hart, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave McKee, and a sister, Miss Majorie McKee, all of Midland. Mrs. Hart was a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. Wiley Johnson, pioneer residents of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. FRANCES HART ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances McKee, 21, of Midland, who died in the Methodist Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth early Thursday, were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Mrs. Hart had been ill for some time.

A native of Dallas, Mrs. Hart attended Highland Park High school and North Texas Agricultural College of Arlington.

Surviving are her husband, J. B. Hart, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave McKee, and a sister, Miss Majorie McKee, all of Midland and a number of other relatives. She was the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. Wiley Johnson, pioneer Corsicanans.

Pallbearers were Col. Madison Garland and Foster Garland, both of Fort Worth; E. N. Johnson, Dallas; R. D. Johnson, Houston, W. N. Johnson, Dallas; C. J. Knox and J. W. McCammon, both of Corsicana; Eugene Watington and Aubry Caswell, both of Midland and Beauford H. Jester, Corsicana.

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Bessie (Trotter) Brown
May 5, 1882 - Dec 30, 1945

CRIPPLED CHILDREN WORKER SUCCUMBS AT LOCAL CLINIC

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. H. G. BROWN TO BE HELD TUESDAY

Mrs. H. G. Brown, 1226 West Fourth avenue, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday evening with a heart attack following a several days’ illness with influenza.

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

A native of McKinney, Mrs. Brown was reared in Dallas and had resided in Corsicana many years. She was a life-long member of the Methodist church and had been in the First Methodist church choir here for many years. Mrs. Brown was active in the Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128, IOOF.

For the past 12 years, Mrs. Brown had been active in the crippled children’s work of Navarro county and in addition to being one of the most active workers in the campaigns for funds for infantile paralysis victims, has spent much of her time in conveying the unfortunate youngsters to Dallas, Galveston and other hospitals where treatment was available.

Surviving are her husband, H. G. Brown, local merchant, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Albert Fullerton, C. A. Middleton, Dr. A. R. Johnson, Sydney Marks, I. C. Bell and Boyce Martin.

McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. H. G. BROWN CONDUCTED TUESDAY

LEADER IN WORK FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN DIES

Funeral services for Mrs. H. G. Brown, leader of the crippled children work in this area for many years, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday evening were held from the First Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

A native of McKinney, Mrs. Brown was reared in Dallas and had been a Corsicana resident for many years. She was prominent in the First Methodist church activities including being a member of the church choir; was an active member of Home Rebekah Lodge No. 187, and had headed the crippled children’s work in this area for the past 12 years. She made hundreds of trips to Dallas, Galveston, Marlin and other centers, where medical care was available for those unfortunates.

Surviving are her husband, H. G. Brown, local merchant and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. F. Mitchell, Albert Fullerton, Bill Cruse, J. T. Frederick, Martin M. Richer and Boyce Martin.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Roger Bracken
B&D Dec 17, 1945

Roger Bracken Died In Local Hospital; Rites Held Tuesday

Roger Bracken, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bracken, 918 North Beaton street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday morning.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Joan, and a brother, Clifton Bracken, all of Corsicana.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 18, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Emmett Rogers Bracken and Marjorie Katherine “Margie” (Cannon) Bracken buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

George Washington Miller
Jan 8, 1859 - Feb 14, 1945

GEORGE W. MILLER DIED ON WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

George W. Miller, 86, died at his residence, 739 West Park Avenue, Wednesday. funeral services were planned for 4:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Corley Chapel with Rev. A. L. Meador conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving is one grandson.

Pallbearers will be members of the Woodmen of the World.

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John R. Jones
Feb 11, 1886 - Aug 14, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES SLATED WEDNESDAY LOCAL MERCHANT

John R. Jones, aged, 59 years, merchant, died at his home, 636 North Commerce street, Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of North Corsicana Methodist church of which Jones was a member. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Lula Jones, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Remus L. Jones, Sr., Capt. Remus L. Jones, Pitt Franklin, P. M. Gladney and J. W. Dunlap.

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Rosa Lee “Rose” (Smith) Pryor-Grantham
Sep 21, 1888 - Jun 23, 1977

Mrs. Grantham

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Rosa Lee Grantham, 88, of Corsicana who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Arkansas and had lived in Corsicana for 10 years. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Otto Smith and Miss Viola Pryor both of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Kay Trent of Corsicana and Mrs. Robert Thigpin Jr. of Midland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 24, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Samuel W. Pryor buried Hamilton Beeman cemetery 2nd husband Nathan Joseph Grantham married May 23, 1931; d/o George Washington Smith & Nancy (Coleman) Smith

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Mrs. Grantham

Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Rosa Lee Grantham, 88, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ray Goldsberry, R. M. Bowden, Jr., Killard Ellington, James Doolen, Harold Tate and Doyle Moore.

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Northan Latham Murphy
Jun 3, 1919 - Oct 7, 1945

NORTHAM L. MURPHY, FORMER CORSICANAN, KILLED IN ACCIDENT

Northam L. Murphy, aged 26 years, discharged soldier, formerly of Corsicana, was killed in an accident on a train near Sanderson, Texas, Monday, according to information received by relatives here.

Corley Funeral Home has gone for the body. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but rites will probably be held here Wednesday afternoon.

Reared in Corsicana, Murphy had been in the army since 1938 and for the past three years had served in the Pacific Theatre, including the Aleutians and the Philippines. He was wounded in the Philippines. Following his recent discharge, Murphy returned to California where his wife and three-year-old daughter reside and relatives stated that he was en route to Corsicana at the time of the fatal accident.

Surviving are his wife and daughter of California; four brothers, Curtis Murphy, Houston; Derwood and Eldon Murphy, both of Galveston and Troy Murphy, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. T. A. Adgate, Galveston, and other relatives. A brother, Finis Murphy, U. S. Army was killed at Leyte last spring.

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NORTHAM L. MURPHY FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Northam L. Murphy, aged 26 years, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Central Methodist church here. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Murphy was instantly killed, it was reported here, when he fell from a moving passenger train near Sanderson, Texas, late Monday. Recently discharged from the U. S. Army after seven years service, three of which were spent in the Aleutians and in the Philippines. Murphy was enroute to Corsicana to visit relatives at the time of his death.

The discharged soldier had visited his wife, and three-year-old daughter in California after being discharged. He was reared in Corsicana. Murphy was wounded during the Philippine campaign.

Survivors other than his wife and daughter, are four brothers, Curtis Murphy, Houston; Derwood Murphy and Eldon Murphy both of Galveston, and Troy Murphy, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. T. A. Adgate, Galveston, and other relatives. A brother, Finis Murphy was killed in action at Leyte last Spring.

Pallbearers were Dub O’Neal, C. T. Floyd, Rutherford Murphy, Lem Smith, J. A. Rowell and A. B. Jones.

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Thomas Alford “Gill” McWilliams
Jul 17, 1883 - Oct 10, 1960

T. A. McWilliams Expires Monday

T. A. (Gill) McWilliams, 77, native of Bazette and long-time resident of Corsicana, died of heart attack at his barn in northeast Corsicana Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Roe, W. D. Ralston, James Parker, Leslie White, Earl Presley, Hubert Wooley, Z. T. Banks, Jack Burrows and Henry Slate.

McWilliams, a farmer, had made his home with relatives, the late Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Albritton, east of the Texas-Miller Products company plant, for many years.

Surviving are three brothers, C. E., W. T. and W. D. McWilliams, and a sister, Miss Annie McWilliams, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon. Oct 10, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Never Married; s/o John Mordecai McWilliams & Mary Ann Elizabeth (Albritton) McWilliams buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Deborah Darlene (Tarbert) Jenkins
Dec 1, 1949 - Jan 2, 2011

Deborah Jenkins
Deborah Darlene Jenkins, 61, of Frost passed away January 2, 2011. She was born December 1, 1949 in Fairborn, Ohio to Louie and Osta Tarbert. Graveside services will be 3:00, January 3, 2010 at Dresden Cemetery.

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Glenn Travis Nelson
Jan 20, 1932 - Sep 18, 2019

Glenn T. Nelson, age 87, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. He was born on January 20, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas to George Thomas Nelson and Lorene Lincoln Nelson.

Glenn grew up in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Sunset High School where he was active in football, track and field. He attended Kilgore Junior College in 1949 & 1950. He then moved on to Navarro College where he graduated in 1953. Glenn earned a BBS from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, Texas where he also played football.

He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in June of 1956. He served in four shore stations and he served on the USS Lexington (CVA16), the USS Hoist (ARS40), the USS Little Rock (CLG-4), and the USS Tripoli (LPH10). Glenn received numerous medals during his career, including Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal w/ “V”, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star, Navy Expeditionary Medal (Taiwan) w/1 Bronze Star (Cuba), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 4 Bronze Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Citation, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Glenn retired from active service as a Lieutenant Commander in June of 1976.

He returned to college at the University of Memphis earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 and a Master of Arts degree in 1982.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Frances Poncik Nelson.

He is survived by his children; Tom Nelson and wife Denise of Brownsboro, Alabama and Amy Nelson and husband Bill Green of Greensboro, North Carolina; his grandchildren: Will Green, Elise Nelson and Celeste Nelson; and his brother, Fred Nelson and wife Martha of Chatfield, Texas.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, Texas with Mr. Mike Steindorf officiating.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Ronald Nelson
  • Glenn's great grat grandfather came to Navarro County prior to 1840 with his Nelson ancestors coming in the mid-1850s
  • Vietnam Veteran

Mary Frances "Fran: (Poncik) Nelson
Jan 6, 1931 - Feb 14, 2012

Obituary for Mary F. Nelson
MARY FRANCES Poncik NELSON, 81, of Bartlett 43 years, passed away on February 14, 2012. Fran was born January 6, 1931 to Frank and Ella Poncik in Holland, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas and worked as a Teacher in Naples, Italy. She joined the Navy, became a communication officer and married Glenn Nelson, also a Naval Officer. They raised two children, a daughter, Amy and a son, Tom. Fran was an avid gardener and an active member of the Memphis Horticultural Society. She is survived by her husband, daughter, son, 3 grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy Guess. Funeral service will be Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Bartlett Funeral Home, with burial in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. The family has requested that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Memphis Botanical Garden. Services entrusted to Bartlett Funeral Home (901)372-5555

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  • The Commercial Appeal - Feb 19, 2012
  • West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; Section II Site 20937

Martha Adelaide (Jones) Tisdale
May 15, 1872 - Aug 24, 1951

Mrs. Tisdale Dies At Kirvin Home

WORTHAM, Aug. 25.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Martha A. Tisdale, 79, died at her home in Kirvin, Friday following several months’ illness.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the First Methodist church in Kirvin with Rev. R. L. Ryburn officiating. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery near Streetman.

Surviving are her husband, Hogan Tistale, Kirvin; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Kelly, Kirvin; a foster-son, Bobby Jones, Dallas; a brother, H. B. Jones, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Kate Patterson, New Albany, Miss., and several nieces and nephews.

Burleson Funeral Home directed.

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Charles King Hawthorn, Sr.
May 4, 1871 - Sep 19, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE PLANNED FRIDAY FOR C. K. HAWTHORNE

STREETMAN, Sept. 20.—(Spl.)—C. K. Hawthorne, 74, pioneer resident of Streetman, died at his home here late Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church Friday morning at 10 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. W. M. White, New London, former pastor of the church, assisted by Revs. M. O. Sutherland and E. L. Jones. Burial will be in Birdston cemetery.

Hawthorne was president of the First National Bank here, having succeeded his brother, J. A. Hawthorne, who died last February. He was an extensive farmer and cattleman and civic leader. He was also active in church circles, having served as superintendent of the Baptist Sunday school for the past 45 years. He had been a resident of Streetman since 1888.

Surviving are his wife, Streetman; a son, Charles King Hawthorne, Jr., Austin; two daughters, Miss Dorothy Hawthorne, San Antonio; Miss Doris Hawthorne, Kansas City, Mo.; a nephew, Oscar Reynolds, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. C. Cole, R. M. Henderson, Wayne Milligan, J. D. Milner, J. K. Webb and J. L. Bonner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 20, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Dannie (McDaniel) Hawthorn married Apr 8, 1920; s/o Joshua King Hawthorn & Hannah Jane (Williams) Hawthorn

Nora Geneva (Jones) Walker-Boss
May 5, 1878 - Mar 12, 1945

Funeral Services Held Tuesday

KERENS, March 19.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Geneva Boss, who died last Monday were held Tuesday afternoon at Long Prairie.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Combs, Kerens; Mrs. Lonnie Harp, Corsicana, and Mrs. Gladis Rodney, Kerens; a son, Jackie Boss, Kerens; 10 grandchildren, four sisters, two brothers and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 19,1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William J. Walker 2nd husband Jim Boss d/o Will Jones and Mary (Brow ?) Jones per death certificate

Shep Searcy
died 1911

TEXAN KILLED IN MEXICO

Former Resident of Frost Meets Death at Chihuahua

Special to the News

Frost, Tex., March 1 - The American killed at Chihuahua, Mexico, was Shep Searcy, who had lived for years at Frost Tex., and has relatives at this place. He was well and favorably known at this place and has many friends here. News of his death has been received by his brothers here.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Mar. 2, 1911
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Brenda Jane Hill
Dec 4, 1942 - Jun 29, 1945

Rites At Rice On Saturday For Little Brenda Jane Hill

Funeral services for Brenda Jane Hill, aged two years, were held at Rice Saturday afternoon from the First Baptist church.

The little girl was accidently killed Friday afternoon in Ennis when her mother attempted to kill a chicken with a .22 rifle, it was reported.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hill; a brother, Jackie, aged four years, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Atkins, all of Ennis.

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George A. Walker
Feb 4, 1877 - Jan 2, 1959

G. A. Walker Rites Saturday

G. A. Walker, 81, retired farmer, died at his home in the Flag Lake community, Henderson county, Friday morning. He was a native of Dallas county and formerly resided at Rice.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur N. Walker, Flag Lake, and T. A. Walker, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Beasley Wasco, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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Claude D. Lewis
1902 - Oct 17, 1944

Lamesa Woman Died In Dallas and Will Be Buried in Kerens

Claude D. Lewis, age 42, Lamesa, Texas, died in Dallas Tuesday. Funeral services will be held in Kerens.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Maddox, Dallas, and Mrs. C. R. Auerbach, Kerens; two brothers, Jack Lewis, Kilgore and S-Sgt Bill Lewis, U. S. Army; step-mother, Mrs. Sallie Hope, Fullbright, and other relatives.

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Margaret Ann Wyant
Aug 29, 1944 - Feb 18, 1945

MARGARET ANN WYANT DIED HERE SUNDAY; RUTES IN TUESDAY

Margaret Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Wyant, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. H. Cockrell. Interment will be in
Oak Grove Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers. Charlie Amos and Elmer Lee Wyant, Corsicana; five sisters, Ruby Catherine Wyant, Maudie Bell Capps, Linnie Kate Wyant, Virginia Nell Wyant, Ida Wyant, all of Corsicana; her grandfather, James S. Wyant, Mt. Pleasant; and other relatives.

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Rites For Baby Held Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Margaret Ann Wyant, infant daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wyant, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. H. Cockrell conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, five sisters, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 20, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • (Obit says Oakwood but death certificate says Oak Grove, her sister, Lucinda Alice Wyant is buried in Oak Grove also); d/o Rev. Elmer Andrew Wyant & Ida Lillian (Bower) Wyant buried in Springtown cemetery, Springtown, Tx.

Joseph Wilson Gill
Apr 9, 1967 - Aug 8, 1948

JOSEPH W. GILL FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AT 2 P.M

Joseph W. Gill, aged 81 years, 915 South Seventeenth street, died at his home Sunday afternoon with a heart attack.

Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Oak Grove Baptist church. Burial will be in the
Oak Grove cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, Harwell Gill, Dallas; V. L. Gill, Hale Center and J. C. Gill, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Wilmer Whitley, Mrs. Ruby Horn and Mrs. Dollie Rogers all of Houston and Mrs. Bessie Burns, Whitney; two brothers, P. F. Gill, Bay City and Edgar Gill Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Bryant, Corsicana and Mrs. Ella Scott, Slaton, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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JOSEPH W. GILL FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Joseph W. Gill, 81, who died of a heart attack Sunday afternoon at the family residence, 915 South Seventeenth street, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Primitive Baptist church Corsicana. Burial was in the
Oak Grove cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, Harwell Gill, Dallas; V. L. Gill, Hale Center and J. C. Gill, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Wilmer Whitley, Mrs. Ruby Horn and Mrs. Dollie Rogers all of Houston and Mrs. Bessie Burns, Whitney; two brothers, P. F. Gill, Bay City and Edgar Gill Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Bryant, Corsicana and Mrs. Ella Scott, Slaton, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Chester Gill, Vernon Gill, Leroy Gill, Alvie Gill, Wilbur Black and Felda Johnson, all nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William A. Ferguson
Feb 10, 1868 - Aug 7, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. A. FERGUSON AT ALMA WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for William A. Ferguson, aged 77 years, who died at his home in Alma, Ellis county Tuesday morning were held from the Alma Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Alma; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Anderson and Mrs. Callie Harrison, both of Ennis; three sons, Joe and Robert Ferguson, both of Dallas and Jack Ferguson, Garrett; a sister, Mrs. Mary Adams, Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ignoc Slovak, Theodore Collard, Clinton Powell, Pannill Anderson, Edgar Harrison and Andrew Adams.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Frances “Fran” (Ferguson) Pannell
Feb 11, 1933 - Nov 22, 2018

Fran Pannell, 85, passed away in Bonham, Texas on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon prior to the service from 1 - 2pm. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Russell Reed officiating. Burial will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Fran was born in Chatfield, Texas on February 11, 1933 to Joseph William Ferguson and Ethel Mae Layton Ferguson. She worked as a computer programmer and attended church at the Roane Baptist Church before moving to Bonham.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank Pannell and son David Ferguson. Fran is survived by her children: Frank Pannell Jr. of Kemah, TX., Barbara Bailey of Bonham, TX., Sandra Andrews of Leander, TX., Brenda Boultinghouse of Lampasas, TX., Johnny Pannell of Preddy, TX., and Joey Pannell of Conroe, TX. Twelve grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Sister Leta Bell of Bonham.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Frank Jester Pannell, Sr; d/o Joseph William Ferguson & Ethel Mae (Layton) Ferguson

Edward Lafayette “Fate” Tidwell
Sep 9, 1901 - Aug 30, 1964

Fate Tidwell Dies Sunday

E. L. (Fate) Tidwell, 63, retired Navarro county precinct 3 employe, died at his home in Richland, Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Johnny Johnson, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Native of Pickett, Tidwell had resided in Richland most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; three sons, Joe M. Tidwell, Mesquite; Howard C. Tidwell, Ennis and Douglas C. Tidwell, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Carroll, Howe, and Mrs. James Glass, Richland; 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Noah Tidwell, San Antonio, and Homer Billingsley, Luling; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Copeland, Loyd Davis, James McNeil, Bailey Bosley, Joe Lawrence, Blackie Wigley, Bill Hargroves and Hubert Crutchfield.

Corley will direct.

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Hold Services Fate Tidwell

Funeral rites for E. L. (Fate) Tidwell, 63, who died in his home in Richland Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland. The services were conducted by Rev. Johnny Johnson, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Tidwell was a retired Navarro County Precinct 3 employe. He was a native of Pickett but had resided in Richland most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; three sons, Joe M. Tidwell, Mesquite; Howard C. Tidwell, Ennis and Douglas C. Tidwell, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Carroll, Howe, and Mrs. James Glass, Richland; 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Noah Tidwell, San Antonio, and Homer Billingsley, Luling; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Copeland, Loyd Davis, James McNeil, Bailey Bosley, Joe Lawrence, Blackie Wigley, Bill Hargroves and Hubert Crutchfield.

Corley directed.

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Howard Leslie Tidwell
Jan 25, 1931 - Aug 13, 2011

Howard Tidwell, 80, of Ennis died Saturday evening, August 13, 2011 at Legend Oaks Care Center.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 On Saturday, August 13, 2011, Howard Tidwell entered the Kingdom of Heaven. Howard was born to Edward LaFate and Bessie Roney on January 25, 1931. He was a graduate of Richland High School. Following graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force where he was stationed in San Antonio. On September 11, 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Lou Grantham. Howard and Bobbie relocated to Ennis after he completed his service for his country. At this point he began continuing his education at Navarro Jr. College, where he received his Associates Degree in Business. While working on his degree he began his 38 year career at Ennis Business Forms retiring as a Planning Supervisor. He was a member of Anthony Drive Baptist Church of Ennis. He was avid reader, enjoyed the great outdoors through fishing and hunting and telling colorful stories, but most of all, loved being surrounded by his family and friends. He often dreamed of one day becoming a landowner. That dream eventually became a reality as he and Bobbie purchased their land where they built their homestead. That same reality was later shared with his three children, as he enjoyed watching each of them build their homesteads nearby on what is now so affectionately referred to as "TidLaville."

Howard is survived by his wife of 60 years, and their three children: Leslie and wife Shelia, Gary and wife Kelley, and Lisa Laza and husband Dennis, all of Ennis. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Andrea Thompson, Corey, Tiffany, and Christy Tidwell, Kari Newman, and Kelsey Laza Baker, as well as his great-grandchildren: Cody and Chance Thompson, Ryanne and Grayson Tidwell, Ryder and Rylee Newman, and Ty Baker. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, James Glass, and a sister-in-law, Margie Riley and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a special family friend and caregiver, Corrine Everton.

He is proceeded in death by his parents and a son, Timothy, his siblings, Helen Glass, Dean, Doug and Joe Tidwell, and Cynthia Ann Carrol. He is also preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Tidwell.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 16th from 6 – 8 pm. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, August 17th at 2 pm in Keever's Chapel, with interment following at Richland cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Anthony Drive Baptist Church, CurePSP: Foundation for PSP / CBD and Related Brain Diseases at 30 E. Padonia Rd., Ste 201, Timonium, MD 21093, or to the charity of your choice.

Notes:

  • Keever Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bobbie Lou (Grantham) Tidwell; s/o Edward Lafayette “Fate” Tidwell & Bessie Elizabeth (Roney) Tidwell

Annie Lou (Wood) Sykes
Dec 29, 1908 - Dec 5, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY FOR MRS. SYKES

Mrs. Annie Lou Sykes, aged 36 years, of Dawson, died at the home of her brother, Dewey Wood, 214 East First avenue, Wednesday at noon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church at Dawson. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. Bernice Gregg, James, J. B. and Wanda Lee Sykes, all of Dawson; three brothers, J. H., Dewey and Ben Wood, all of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ard, Lisden, and Mrs. Emma Owsley, Mt. Pleasant.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 5, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jasper Jack Sykes; d/o Logan Peter Wood & Nancy Edith (Crabtree) Wood

Jessie “JB” Sykes
Nov 25, 1929 - Jan 13, 2019

J.B. Sykes, 88, of Waco, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, in Waco.

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dawson cemetery near Hubbard.

J.B. was well-liked and loved and was friendly and talkative. He worked for 35 years as a meat cutter for H.E.B. He was a former member of Chalk Bluff Baptist Church.

J.B. was preceded in death by his wife Jessie Flay Sykes; daughter, Wanda Sykes; brother, James W. Sykes; and sisters, Wanda Shipley and Bernice Hecker.

Survivors include sons, Ralph C. Lewis, of Waco and Roy C. Lewis and wife, Romana of Bay City; granddaughters, Marcie Mound and husband, Mike of Georgia, Mica Allgood and husband, Jody of Brownwood and Robin Puryear and husband, Jerry of Spring; great-grandchildren, Corbin, Jayton, Marissa and McKenzie; one great-great-granddaughter, Marylou; sister-in-law, Loraine Sykes; and niece, Karen Fulcher.

Notes:

  • Lake Shore Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jessie Flay (Ballenger) Sykes; s/o Joseph Jack Sykes & Annie Lou (Wood) Sykes

Jessie Flay (Ballenger) Lewis-Sykes
Jan 5, 1920 - Aug 21, 2017

Jessie Flay Ballenger Sykes, 97, of Waco, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. August, 24, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, in Waco.

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 25, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dawson cemetery in Hubbard.

Jessie loved gospel music and worked for many years at a local textile plant.

Jessie was preceded in death by her daughter, Wanda Sykes; mother, Zella Warren Ballenger; father, Chancie Ballenger; and brother, Bob Ballenger.

She is survived by her husband, J.B. Sykes; sons, Ralph C. Lewis, of Waco and Roy C. Lewis and wife, Romana of Bay City; granddaughters, Marcie Mound and husband, Mike of Georgia, Mica Allgood and husband, Jody of Brownwood and Robin Puryear and husband, Jerry of Spring; great-grandchildren, Corbin, Jayton, Marissa and McKenzie; and one great-great-granddaughter, Marylou.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

Notes:

  • Lake Shore Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Walter C. Lewis married Oct 3, 1936 2nd husband Jessie “JB” Sykes; d/o Chandler Mills “Chancey” Ballenger & Zella (Warren) Ballenger buried in Senterfitt cemetery, Lometa, Tx.

Victor Templeton Matthews
Apr 23, 1879 - Jan 31, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR V. T. MATTHEWS THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Victor T. Matthews, aged 65 years, who died suddenly with a heart attack Wednesday morning at his store, were held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The body lay in state at the church Thursday from 2:30 p.m. until the funeral hour. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Hearn, assisted by Rev. H. C. Bowman.

A native of Dawson, Matthews had been in the Grocery business for 45 years, the longest period in point of continuous business in Dawson and believed to be the dean of merchants in the Navarro county. He was born in Dawson April 23, 1879.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two sons, B. F. Matthews and Ernest N. Matthews, both of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Wimbish, Arlington and Mrs. Harry L. Laughlin, Lorena; three grandchildren, Jean and Joy Matthews, both of Dawson and Nancy June Laughlin, Lorena; two brothers, F. N. Matthews, Dawson and N. J. Matthews, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Henry Garner and Mrs. Kate Mount, both of Dawson; Mrs. Blanche Fox, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Ellen Manning, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. Y. Cannon, Clyde Sims, J. L. Almond, Ray L. Waller, J. Floyd Smith, Edgar Davis, Frank White and Guy Davis.

Wolfe and Dobson directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 1, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Dora Lee (Burt) Matthews married Nov 22, 1899; s/o Newton Jasper Matthews & Ruth (Stockard) Matthews buried in Spring Hill cemetery

Rosie Ann (Toten) Prater
Feb 22, 1884 - Aug 9, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. S. T. PRATER WERE HELD DAWSON

DAWSON, Aug. 10—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Sam T. Prater, Sr., aged 61 years, who died at her home here Thursday morning following an extended illness, were held from the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowmen, pastor of the church and Rev. Jess P. Neville, Methodist minister of Waco.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Prater was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Toten, pioneer residents of the Brushy Prairie community, several miles north of Dawson.

Surviving are her husband of Dawson, a son, S. T. Prater, Jr., Dawson, four daughters, Mrs. Bettie Rose Mitchell and Mrs. Zelma McElroy both of Dawson, and two married daughters in California, several grandchildren and brothers and sisters.

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William H. Wright
Oct 22, 1869 - Aug 11, 1945

DAWSON RESIDENT DIED LOCAL CLINIC SATURDAY MORNING

W. H. Wright, aged 76 years, native of Dawson, died at the Navarro clinic early Saturday morning following an illness of two weeks.

While Wright was a young child the family moved to Alabama, but he returned to Texas in early manhood and resided in East Texas and at Mart before returning to the Dawson community in 1921.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson, Route 2; a daughter, Mrs. W. P Plemons, Dawson, Route 2; a son, Gilliam Wright, U. S. Army Air Forces, Alexandria, La.; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a brother, J. J. Wright, Marshallville, Ga., and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Dawson Baptist church with interment in the
Dawson cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES DAWSON RESIDENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. H. Wright, aged 75 years, of Dawson, who died in the Navarro clinic early Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Dawson Baptist church. Burial was in the
Dawson cemetery.

A native of Dawson, Wright resided in Alabama, East Texas and Mart before returning to Dawson Rout 2 in 1921.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson, Route 2; a daughter, Mrs. W. P Plemons, Dawson, Route 2; a son, Gilliam Wright, U. S. Army Air Forces, Alexandria, La.; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a brother, J. J. Wright, Marshallville, Ga., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Ida Gertrude (Pearson) Wright
Jan 13l 1876 - Feb 15, 1973

Mrs. Wright

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. H. (Ida) Wright, 97, of Corsicana who died Thursday in Paulyne Convalescent Home. Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate, and burial will be at
Dawson Cemetery.

She was a native of Bluff Springs, Ala., a resident of Corsicana since 1922 and a member of the First Baptist church.

Survivors include a son, Gilliam Wright of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Plemons of Corsicana; two grandsons, 13 great-grandchildren, a brother, Grady Pearson of Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Holdridge of Vernon, Ala., Mrs. Myrtle Rogers and Mrs. Claude Miller, both of Mart.

Pallbearers will be Rev. Bristow, Hoyte Moore, Paul Moore, Howe French, Marshall Howard, Conrad Newton.

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Mrs. Wright

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. H. (Ida) Wright, 97, of Corsicana who died Thursday in Paulyne Convalescent Home.

Rev. Robert J. Potts officiated, and burial was at
Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, two grandsons, 13 great-grandchildren, a brother and three sisters.

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Lewis Wesley Edwards
Sep 20, 1870 - Jan 16, 1945

DAWSON MAN DIED IN WACO HOSPITAL; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for L. W. Edwards, aged 74 years, of Dawson, who died in a Waco hospital Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Dawson Church of Christ. Burial was in the
Dawson cemetery.

Edwards had been manager of a Dawson lumber concern for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. James Martin, Dumas, and Mrs. J. M. Glass, Snyder; six grandchildren, five sisters, and three brothers.

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James Callahan Edwards
Mar 11, 1872 - Oct 22, 1955

Retired Merchant Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, Oct. 24—(Spl.) –J. C. Edwards, 83, retired merchant, died at his home here Saturday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church here Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. T. Taylor, Baptist minister of Houston, formerly of Dawson, and Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor.

A native of Mississippi, Edwards came to Dawson in 1895. He operated a variety store for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two daughters, Miss Essie Edwards, Dallas; two brothers, Alva Edwards, Lott and A. L. Edwards, Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Hale, Mrs. M. M. Whitehurst, Mrs. F. M. Davis and Miss Cathline Edwards, all of Dawson, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 24, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Gertrude (McGehee) Edwards 2nd wife Pauline Lillian (Ponder) Edwards married Mar 27, 1910; s/o John Wesley Edwards & Sally (Callahan) Edwards

Pauline Lillian (Ponder) Edwards
Oct 13, 1879 - Mar 18, 1962

Mrs. Edwards Of Dawson Expires

DAWSON, March 19, (Spl.)—Mrs. J. C. Edwards, 82, died at her home here Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the
Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor of the church, and Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Essie Edwards, Dallas; and Mrs. Ruth Smith, Hondo; a brother, Roy Ponder, Dawson; a nephew and two nieces.

Eubanks will direct.

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Minnie Lee (Edwards) Whitehurst
Nov 18, 1875 - Apr 19, 1958

Monday Services Dawson Resident

DAWSON, April 21—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. here for Mrs. M. M. Whitehurst, who died at her home in Dawson Saturday morning.

Rites were held from the Dawson Methodist Church with Rev. W. L. Millner, the pastor; Rev. Maggart B. Howell, Superintendent of the Waxahachie district; and Rev. Roy Davis officiating. Burial was in the
Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Whitehurst was born in Mississippi, and came to Texas in 1916.

Survivors include her husband of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Langford, Mercedes; two sons, N. G. Whitehurst, Fort Worth; and H. O. Whitehurst, Groesbeck; three sisters, Mrs. Felix Davis, Mrs. John Hale and Mrs. Kathleen Edwards all of Dawson; two brothers, Alva Edwards, Lott, and A. L. Edwards, Dawson; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home Directed.

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Matteson Martin Whitehurst
Jun 7, 1879 - Oct 14, 1959

Former Dawson Merchant Dies

DAWSON, Oct. 16 (Spl.) --Funeral services for M. M. Whitehurst, 89, who died in a Mercedes hospital Wednesday night, were held from the First Methodist church here at 3 p.m. with burial in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Sanders, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes Baptist Minister.

Whitehurst formerly owned business firms here, at Hearne and at Huntsville.

Surviving are two sons, N. J. Whitehurst, Fort Worth, and H. O. Whitehurst, Groesbeck school superintendent; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Langford, Mercedes; five grandchildren, sever great-grandchildren and several brothers and sisters who reside in Mississippi.

Wolf Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 16, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie Lee (Edwards) Whitehurst; s/o Robert L. Whitehurst & Sarah (Lambeth) Whitehurst per death certificate

Will W. Stevens
Apr 5, 1887 - May 29, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILL STEVENS HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Will W. Stevens, aged 58 years, who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held in Dallas Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with another service at Hamilton cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Woodmen of the World had charge of the rites at the grave. Stevens formerly resided at Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Stevens, Dallas; a son, Neill H. Stevens, U. S. Army; a brother, Henry Stevens, Texarkana; a half-brother, Ollie Smith, Detroit, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mae Howlett, Shattuck, Okla., and Mrs. Myrtle Beckham, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 31, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lucy B. (Hardin) Stevens married Oct 1, 1909 2nd wife Mildred (Powers ?) Stevens; s/o Henry Stevens & Emily (Cook) Stevens (sister Myrtle Beckham says d/o Emily (Thiel) )

Addie Etta (Puckett) Barnes
Jun. 29, 1872 - Nov. 4, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. C. BARNES BE HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. C. Barnes, 73, who died Sunday will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, C. Barnes, Corsicana; three daughters, four sons, a brother, three sisters, and 11 grandchildren.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. C. BARNES, WHO DIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. C. Barnes, 73, who died Sunday, were held from the Corley Funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, C. Barnes, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. A. M. Matthews, Corsicana; Mrs. Frances Mixon, Ennis, and Mrs. H. L. Kenner, Calif., four sons, H. M. Barnes, Dallas; Virgil Barnes, California; Ed Barnes, Fresno, Calif., and Shelby Barnes, Waxahachie; a brother, J. D. Puckett, Jonesboro, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Hettie Barrett, Exeter, Calif.; Mrs. Rosa Rudd, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Gordie Stinson, Jonesboro, La., and 11 grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Gus Anderson
Jun 11, 1886 - May 4, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GUS ANDERSON HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Gus Anderson, aged 56 years, who died early Friday with a heart attack at his home, 1100 West Fourteenth avenue, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. T. Wilson and Mrs. Marvin Berson, all of Corsicana; a son, Joe D. Anderson, U. S. Navy; two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Donoho and Mrs. Dora Caskey; a brother, Neely Anderson, and two grandchildren, all of Corsicana.

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Ollie Lee King
Mar 6, 1898 - Dec 23, 1973

O. L. King

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for O. L. King, 75, of Corsicana, who died Sunday night at Twilight Home.

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O. L. King

Funeral Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Corley's Funeral Home Chapel for O. L. King, 75, who died Sunday night at Twilight Home. The Rev. Charles Pringle, pastor of West Side Baptist Church, officiated, and burial was at Hamilton cemetery.

King was a native of Tennessee and a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons, Hamilton King and Cecil King of Houston, and Edwin Evens of Pasadena; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Stell of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Grissom and Mrs. Lois King Toland, both of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Edwin Klingbeil, Leo Toland, Otis Capehart, Leroy Poteet, Lynn McCary, James Cummings, and Ray Poteet.

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Bessie (Hayes) Evans-King
Jan 10, 1901 - Jan 19, 1973

Mrs. King

Funeral services for Mrs. O. L. King, 72, who died Friday at Twilight Home, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The family had moved here from Conroe a few months ago. She was a native of Houston, Mo., and a member of the Baptist church.

She is survived by her husband, O. L. King, of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Stell, Dallas; three sons, Edwin L. Evans of Pasadena; Hamilton King and Cecil King, both of Houston; one sister, Mrs. W. M. Stephens of Tulsa, Okla.; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Leo Toldan, Edwin Klingbeil, Clyde Sullivan, Orvil Capehart, Odis Capehart and Leroy Poteet.

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Ambrose “Pete” Hillburn
Dec 30, 1855 - Oct 30, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PETE HILBURN PLANNED THURSDAY

Ambrose (Pete) Hilburn, aged 89 years, pioneer resident of Richland where he was a prominent rancher-banker-farmer, died at the P. and S. Hospital shortly at the P. and S. Hospital shortly after 11 o’clock Tuesday night. He suffered a broken hip several days ago.

A native Texan, born Dec. 30, 1855, the colorful South Navarro county citizen had resided most of his life in the Richland area, where he owned extensive land and other properties.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, pastor of the First Christian church in Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Belle Elkins, Corsicana; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Pat Hilburn, Richland.

Pallbearers will be A. N. Brown, Henry Davis, Jim Richards, Jim Patrick, Earl McDaniel, B. F. Herod and Joe White.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PETE HILBURN HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Ambrose (Pete) Hilburn, aged 89 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night following the fracturing of a hip several days ago were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

A native Texan, born, Dec. 30, 1855, Hilburn had resided in the Richland community practically all of his life. He owned a ranch southeast of Richland and other South Navarro county properties.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Belle Elkins, Corsicana; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Pat Hilburn, Richland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. N. Brown, Henry Davis, Jim Richards, Jim Patrick, Earl McDaniel, S. Herod and Joe White.

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Mary Catherine (Swink) Hillburn
Apr 10, 1860 - May 12, 1945

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED HERE TODAY

Mrs. Mary C. Hillburn, aged 85 years, of Richland, pioneer Navarro county resident, formerly president of the First National Bank of Richland, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning at 12:30 o’clock following a several days illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

A native of Cherokee county, Texas, Mrs. Hillburn came to Navarro county and Richland with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Swink, in 1960, when less than one year old. She owned extensive farm and ranch holdings in South Navarro county.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Belle Elkins, Corsicana; three grandchildren, A. Z. Elkins, U. S. Army, Mrs. Frank. I. Batts, Port Arthur, and Mrs. W. W. Dellaes, Garland, and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be H. C. Davis, J. W. Richards, Earl McDaniel, Jim Patrick, S. F. Herod and Neal Brown, Sr.

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Pat Hillburn
Jun 17, 1869 - Oct 13, 1955

Pat Hillburn Dies Thursday

Pat Hillburn, 86, retired, formerly of Richland died at the Twilight Home late Thursday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth L. Bazar, assistant pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, conducting. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, B. D. Hillburn, San Marcos; G. A. Hillburn, New Orleans, and Ed Hillburn, Liberty; two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Nixon, Longview, and Mrs. P. S. Craver, Houston, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 14, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie Maria (Williamson) Hillburn-Elkins married Jan 15, 1896; s/o Lorenzo Dow Hillburn & Eliza Jane (Riggs) Hillburn

David Lee Tidwell
Mar 13, 1878 - Sep 26, 1945

DAVID L. TIDWELL DIED WEDNESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

David L. Tidwell, aged 69 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church in Richland Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fowler.

Prior to moving to Richland several months ago, the family had resided at Pickett and Pursley for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; two sons, E. L. Tidwell, Richland, and N. L. Tidwell, San Antonio; and a stepson, H. E. Billingsley, Luling.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 26, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie Ann (Nutt) Billingsley-Nutt married Jun 18, 1900; s/o Rueben Tidwell & Susan (UNKNOWN) Tidwell per death certificate

Minnie Ann (Nutt) Billingsley-Nutt
Oct 28, 1874 - Jan 28 1948

Funeral Slated In Richland For Mrs. M. A. Tidwell

Mrs. Minnie Ann Tidwell, aged 73 years, native of Navarro county, died at her home in Richland early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services are slated Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Richland, with burial in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, E. L. Tidwell, Richland; N. L. Tidwell, San Antonio and H. E. Billingsley, El Campo; nine grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Vennie Graves, Richland, and Mrs. A. A. Wigley, San Antonio; three brothers, Lee Nutt, Eureka; Mabin Nutt, Route 1, Corsicana, and Noah Nutt, Dallas, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan. 28, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband B. N. or B. W. Billingsley married Oct. 11, 1895 2nd husband David Lee Tidwell married Jun. 18, 1900 d/o Marcus Lafayette Nutt and Cynthia Ann (Smith) Nutt

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Mrs. M. A. Tidwell Buried Thursday At Richland

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Ann Tidwell, aged 73 years, native of Navarro County, who died at her home in Richland Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Baptist Church in Richland. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, E. L. Tidwell, Richland; N. L. Tidwell, San Antonio, and H. E. Billingsley, El Campo; nine grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Vennie Grace, Richland, and Mrs. A. A. Wigley, San Antonio; three brothers, Lee Nutt, Eureka; Mabin Nut, Route 1, Corsicana, and Noah Nutt, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred McDaniel, W. T. Winstead, Jesse Burton, Joe Oliver, W. L. Hendon and Eugene White.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William Hallie Manville, Sr.
Aug 9, 1895 - Oct 6, 1945

CORSICANA MAN IS DEAD AS RESULT OF INJURIES IN WRECK

TWO OTHER MEN INJURED WHEN CAR TURNED OVER NEAR MEXIA

W. H. Manville, age 49 years, employee of the O. K. Tire Shop here, died in a Mexia hospital Saturday morning from injuries received Friday afternoon about 3:30 o’clock two miles north of Mexia.

Floyd Lewis, 28, and his brother Grady Lewis, 18, both employees of the Corsicana Cotton Mills, occupants of the car in the accident, were not seriously hurt and were able to return to Corsicana Saturday morning. Floyd Lewis, a son-in-law of Manville, received severe ankle and rib injuries while Grady suffered a scalp wound.

Manville and Floyd Lewis reside at 625 North Commerce street here.

Floyd Lewis, driver of the automobile, said the car went out of control and turned over in a ravine near a road intersection.

Surviving Manville are his wife Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mozelle Lewis, Corsicana, and Mrs. Florence Mayer, Houston; a son, W. H. Manville, Jr., Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Wilcox, Corsicana; and two brothers, Homer Manville and Ottie Manville, both of Houston.

Manville’s body was returned to Corsicana by the Corley Funeral Home Saturday morning. Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Saturday afternoon.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. MANVILLE WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for W. H. Manville, age 49 years, who died in a Mexia hospital were held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was at Pursley. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Manville was critically injured Friday afternoon when a car in which he was riding got out of control two miles north of Mexia and crashed into a ravine. Floyd Lewis, 28, and Grady Lewis, 18, both employees of the Corsicana Cotton Mills, also occupants of the car, escaped with minor injuries.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mozelle Lewis, Corsicana, and Mrs. Florence Mayer, Houston; a son, W. H. Manville, Jr., Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Wilcox, Corsicana; two brothers, Homer and Ottie Manville, both of Houston and other relatives.

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Paralee (Bullard) Daniels
Feb 10, 1879 - Oct 10, 1945

MRS. PARLIE DANIELS BURIED AT PURSLEY CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Parlie Daniels, aged 77 years, who died at Parishville at noon Wednesday were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Pursley cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the Assembly of God church in Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, J. M. Daniels, Parishville, and H. M. Daniels, McKinney; a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Ivy, Lawton, Okla., 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Dovie Lou (Anderson) Odom-Southerland
Jan 18, 1909 - Sep 30, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. DOVIE ANDERSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Dovie Anderson Southerland, aged 36 years, who died in Waco Sunday, were held at Pursley Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by James A. Johnson, Corsicana Church of Christ, minister.

A native of Coryell county, Mrs. Southerland resided in the Pursley community prior to moving to Waco.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond Leslie Southerland, Waco; two children, LaVern and Glenda Southerland, Waco; and two sisters, Mrs. D. L. Lasley, Beaumont and Mrs. H. F. Southerland, Blair, Okla.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct. 3, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed in the New Pursley Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st husband F. C. Odom married Mar. 31, 1928 2nd husband Raymond Leslie Southerland married Feb 29, 1936; d/o James D. Anderson & Zora Belle (LLewlyn) Anderson

Roxie Anna (Coleman) Turner-Erwin-Freeman-McKee
Jul 15, 1877 - Aug 8, 1945

MRS. J. R. M’KEE DIED ON WEDNESDAY RITES SET FRIDAY

Mrs. J. R. McKee, aged 68 years, 604 South Nineteenth street, died Wednesday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled Friday from the Corley chapel with burial in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. A. J. Leggett, Dawson; Mrs. C. O. Polk, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ella Erwin, Dallas; three step-daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Mae Smith, Mrs. L. A. Long and Marie Erwin, all of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Batts, Mrs. Minnie Dilby and Mrs. Cordie Young, all of Dallas; a brother, H. C. Coleman, California, and nine grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug. 8, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • New Pursley Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st husband T. Turner married Dec 30, 1900 2nd husband James D. Erwin married Jan 8, 1906 3rd husband UNKNOWN Freeman 4th husband J. R. McKee married Jul. 25, 1918; d/o John Coleman per death certificate

Marsh James "Pat" Burleson
Jan 5, 1901 - Oct 2, 1945

M. J. BURLESON DIED CALIFORNIA; TO BE BURIED HERE

Marsh James Burleson, age 44 years, died Wednesday in Napa, Calif., and the body will be returned here for burial.

Funeral arrangements are not complete but probably will be held from the Corley Chapel some time Tuesday. Interment will be in Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Bobby James Burleson, Austin; his father, J. D. Burleson, Streetman; his mother, Mrs. Stella Burleson, Dallas; three brothers, Joe Burleson, Dallas; Sam Burleson, Dallas; Harvey Marsh James "Pat" Burleson Marker Photo Jan 5, 1901 - Oct 2, 1945 Burleson, Streetman; five sisters, Mrs. I. L. McKamy, Dallas; Mrs. J. A. Schrimpf, Dallas; Mrs. Hugh Dodd, Dallas; Mrs. Hal R. Adair, Dallas; Mrs. H. L. Murray, Uvalde, and other relatives.

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RITES MONDAY FOR M. J. BURLESON, WHO DIED IN CALIFORNIA

Funeral services for Marsh James Burleson, age 44 years, who died Wednesday in Napa, Calif., were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Bobby James Burleson, Austin; his father, J. D. Burleson, Streetman; his mother, Mrs. Stella Burleson, Dallas; three brothers, Joe Burleson, Dallas; Sam Burleson, Dallas; Harvey Marsh James "Pat" Burleson Marker Photo Jan 5, 1901 - Oct 2, 1945 Burleson, Streetman; five sisters, Mrs. I. L. McKamy, Dallas; Mrs. J. A. Schrimpf, Dallas; Mrs. Hugh Dodd, Dallas; Mrs. Hal R. Adair, Dallas; Mrs. H. L. Murray, Uvalde, and other relatives.

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Thomas Irwin Minze
Feb 5, 1892 - Feb 7, 1945

T. I. MINZE DIED VETERANS HOSPITAL; RITES AT NAVARRO

T. I. Minze, 63, resident of Navarro, died in the Veterans Hospital at Dallas Wednesday. funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Baptist church at Navarro and will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Day. Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Navarro: two step-sons, C. H. King, Hebbronville; Lieut. C. L. King, U. S. Army Air Corps, Pyote; two brothers, W. E. Minze, Barry; J. E. Minze, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Stanley, Houston; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Rites On Thursday For T. I. Minze; Buried at Hopewell

Funeral services for T. I. Minze, 63, who died in the Veterans Hospital at Dallas Wednesday, were held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon from the Navarro Baptist church with Rev. W. H. Day in charge.

Surviving are his wife, two step-sons, two brothers, a sister and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Cora Anna (Boyd) Marsh
Oct 30, 1873 - Jan 10, 1945

MRS. CORA ANN MARSH DIED AT HOME HERE; FUNERAL AT NAVARRO

Mrs. Cora Ann Marsh, 71, died at her home on Columbia avenue Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church at Navarro. Interment will be in Hopewell cemetery.

Rev. W. H. Day will conduct the rites.

Mrs. Marsh was born at Navarro and lived there until she moved to Corsicana about 18 years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Ira Marsh, Corsicana; Bob Marsh, Corsicana; Boyd Marsh, Orange; Pete Marsh, Wink; two daughters, Mrs. Drane Roe, Corsicana; Miss Mabel Marsh, Corsicana; a brother, T. E. Boyd, Corsicana; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bert Crews, Newt Middlebrook, Eldridge Bottom, Tom Roe, Jim Pugh and Newt Horn.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Nancy Carroll Marsh
B&D Apr 12, 1945

Funeral Services For Infant Held Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cloise E. Marsh, who died at the Waters Clinic Thursday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. L. Meador, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mrs. Lola Marsh, Navarro and Mr. and Mrs. D. Compton, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Thomas Jefferson Stalter
Mar 10, 1893 - Sep 3, 1965

T. J. Stalter Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Thomas J. Stalter, 72, Navarro farmer, who died at his home Friday morning, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bennie McBryde, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro; two sons, C. H. and C. L. King, both of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Jettie May Owen, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Mary Lou Roberts and Miss Geneva Stalter, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Thomas Cantrell, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jewell Whittle, New Mexico; 17 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Morris Farmer, Truman Farmer, Clint Fouty, Charles Keele, Keith McCarter, Clyde Weaver, Curtis Chandler and Wilmer Hodge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 4, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Tennie Mae (Harrison) Stalter buried in East Hill Cemetery, Roff, Pontotoc, Okla. 2nd wife Julia Gertrude (McCArter) King-Dycus-Minze-Stalter; s/o David Stalter & Jennie Harriett (Browning) Stalter

John Howell Powell
Apr 13, 1886 - Oct 8, 1945

JOHN H. POWELL DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE ON MONDAY

John Howell Powell, age 79 years, resident of the Powell community died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Cato Sherrer conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Powell; two step-sons, Charley Hartwell, U. S. Army; Lawrence Hartwell, U. S. Army; a step-daughter, Mrs. Travis Denton, Amarillo; two brothers, P. H. Powell, Corsicana; H. J. Powell, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. Alton Burnett, Powell; two nephews, Johnson Taylor, Drane; Talmadge Powell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. H. POWELL

Funeral services for John H. Powell, aged 59 years, of Powell who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Cato Sherrer.

Prior to moving to Powell, he resided at Trinidad where he was an employee of the Texas Power and Light Company for a number of years.

Surviving are two step-sons, Charley Hartwell, and Lawrence Hartwell, both in the U. S. Army; a step-daughter, Mrs. Travis Denton, Amarillo; two brothers, P. H. Powell, Corsicana, and H. J. Powell, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. Alton Burnett, Powell; two nephews, Johnson Taylor, Drane, and Talmadge Powell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Powell, Frank Coley, Joe Smith, Frank Gay, Fred Reed, and Beaton Ware.

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Susan Magdeline (Love) Weaver
Mar 14, 1860 - Feb 19, 1945

MRS. N. R. WEAVER DIED ON MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. N. R. Weaver, 84, who died at her residence at the west end Boulevard Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Corley Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a son, W. B. Weaver, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Powell, Sherman; Mrs. Ruby McMullan, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. J. M. Grant, Blooming Grove; Miss Flora Love, Tyler; Mrs. H. C. Pasley, Tyler; Mrs. W. H. Champion, Lockhard; Mrs. J. S. Daniel, Corsicana; a brother, Sam B. Love, Corsicana, nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Rex Powell, Guy Love, Roy Love, M. W. Powell, Joseph Daniel and Winston Weaver.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 20, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Nathan Ruben Weaver married Oct. 23, 1890 buried in Cosgrove cemetery d/o James Richardson Love and Harriett Elizabeth (Badgett) Love

William B. “Will” Weaver
Sep 10, 1881 - Feb 25, 1954

Wm. B. Weaver Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Wm. B. Weaver, 71, dairyman, who died at his home Thursday night, were held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, and a son, W. W. Weaver, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Powell, Southmayd, and Mrs. Ruby McMullan, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jim Taylor, Newton Roman, Tom Lake, Sam Tucker, Guy Love and Arthur Weeks.

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John Samuel Pugh
Apr 7, 1866 - Dec 30, 1945

FUNERAL RITES HELD MONDAY FOR ANGUS MAN; DIED SUDDENLY

John Samuel Pugh, aged 79 years, native of Angus, died at his home in Angus Sunday afternoon following a short illness. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Angus Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. D. Geddie, missionary of the Corsicana Baptist association.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; a son, Allen Pugh, Mississippi; three daughters, Mrs. T. E. Pritchard, Miss Alma Pugh and Miss Ilene Pugh, all of Angus, and a sister, Mrs. Nannie McGage, Corsicana, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Pugh, L. A. Pugh, T. E. Pritchard, Aubry Hayes, Thomas Ware and John Ware.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Wallace William Pryor
May 1, 1869 - Nov 24, 1947

W. W. PRYOR DIED SUDDENLY MONDAY; RITES WEDNESDAY

W. W. Pryor, aged 76 years, long time resident of Navarro county, died suddenly Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are five sons, Elmer Pryor, Corsicana; J. W. Pryor, Electra, Raymond Pryor, Katy; Earl Pryor, Conroe, and Wesley Pryor, U. S. Army; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Brown, Conroe; Miss Mattie Lou Pryor, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruby Spears, Corsicana; three brothers, Jim Pryor, Ada, Okla.; G. E. Pryor, Corsicana, and J. H. Pryor, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Skelton, Osage, Okla.; Mrs. Cynthia Dunston, Port Arthur, and Mrs. M. F. Wilson, Corsicana; six grandchildren, and other relatives.

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W. W. Pryor Rites Wednesday 2 P. M.

Funeral services for W. W. Pryor, aged 78 years, long-time Navarro county resident, who died suddenly Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are five sons, Elmer Pryor, Corsicana; J. W. Pryor, Electra, Raymond Pryor, Katy; Earl Pryor, Conroe, and Wesley Pryor, U. S. Army; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Brown, Conroe; Miss Mattie Lou Pryor, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruby Spears, Corsicana; three brothers, Jim Pryor, Ada, Okla.; G. E. Pryor, Corsicana, and J. H. Pryor, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Skelton, Osage, Okla.; Mrs. Cynthia Dunston, Port Arthur, and Mrs. M. F. Wilson, Corsicana; six grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Virgil Williamson, Jack Stough, D. J. (Dock) Martin, A. E. Highnote, Chas. W. Brown, Grover Chambers, Wm. Bolen and W. W. Pryor, Jr.

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Johnnie Wallace Pryor
May 20, 1915 - Jun 25, 1976

John Pryor

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Reser Chapel in Healdton, Okla., for John W. Pryor, 61. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Gerry Neal officiating.

Pryor is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathyleen Pryor of Healdton; two sons, Herald Pryor, Humble and Wallace Pryor, Norman, Okla.; two step-sons, Thomas Neal, Houston, and Rev. Gerry Neal, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, four brothers, Elmer Pryor, Sulphur, La., Raymond Pryor, Trumbull, and Wesley Pryor, Palestine; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Lou Stough, Corsican and Mrs. Pauline Brown, Conroe.

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Charlie Lee Nevill
Sep 26, 1880 - Nov 11, 1945

FORMER CORSICANAN C. L. NEVILL, DIED IN MEXIA MONDAY

C. L. Nevill, aged 65 years, carpenter, died at his home in Mexia Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Mexia Wednesday with interment in the Cade cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. L. Dobson.

Nevill formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Mexia; five daughters, Mrs. J. A. Hardcastle, Houston; Mrs. D. H. Rushing, Dallas; Mrs. E. M. Holt, Streetman; Mrs. Fred King, Brownsville and Miss Esther Ruth Nevill, Mexia; a son, W. D. Nevill, Grapeland; four sisters, Mrs. John McDowell, Streetman; Mrs. W. M. McCraw, Purdon; Mrs. Jess Foster, California, and Mrs. Birdie Kilgore, Kaufman; a brother, Ancil Nevill, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing.

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Myrtle Rene (Baggett) McKinney
Apr 23, 1922 - May 5, 1945

MRS. C. E. MCKINNEY DIED IN FREEPORT; RITES HERE MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. C. E. McKinney, 20, who died in Freeport Sunday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Cade cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband and two children, Myrdell and Billie McKinney, Freeport, parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Long; three brothers, Norma E., Travis G., and Nayman E. Long, a sister, Darlene Long, all of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. McAdams, Emhouse.

Pallbearers were J. E. McAdams, Harvey McAdams, Burl Harris, Odie Baggett, Ed Baggett and Jim Cowart.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 7, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Clifford Eugene McKinney; d/o Andrew C. “Andy” Baggett buried in Cade cemetery & Bula Beatrice (McAdams) Baggett-Long (step father Oscar Otho Long and Bula are buried in Dew cemetery, Dew, Tx., Freestone county)
     

Lawrence Wesley Gunter
1935 - May 21, 2018

Lawrence Wesley Gunter
1935 - 2018

Lawrence Wesley Gunter HURST--Lawrence Wesley Gunter, 82, of Hurst, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018, in North Richland Hills surrounded by his family. FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Lucas Funeral Home, Hurst, with Minister Royce Peaden officiating. Prayer by Quincy Dequeemani. Burial: 1 p.m. in Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale, Texas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst, Texas. Lawrence Wesley Gunter was born in Frost, Texas, to Lawrence Wheat Gunter and Jessie Faye Brackeen on Aug. 8, 1935. He married the love of his life, Lena Jo Scritchfield, in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 28, 1954. He was drafted and served in the Army. He retired from General Motors. Dad had passions for gardening, fishing, woodworking, telling stories, watching wrestling, listening to his family sing and taking care of his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a brother-in-law. SURVIVORS: Lawrence is survived by his wife, Lena Gunter; sons, John Gunter and wife, Kristi, and James Gunter and wife, Carol; daughter, Karen Peaden and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Jorden Gunter and Scott Peaden; great-grandchildren, Connor Gunter and Izabella Gunter; sisters, Wanda Hawkins and husband, Deryal Lindsey, Shirley Dulaney, Faye Preston and husband, Weldon, Janice Hall and husband, Larry, and Brenda King and husband, Jerry; and many other extended family and friends.

Fred Donald "Don" Howell
Nov 8, 1930 - Dec 24, 2018

Mr. Fred D. Howell, age 88, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018. He was born on November 8, 1930 in Mexia, Texas to Vernon Ezra Howell and Lillian Rankin Howell.

He attended school in Mexia and earned his associates degree from Navarro College, then continued his education at Texas Weslyn College in Ft. Worth where he earned his bachelor degree and finished with a master degree in Education from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.

Fred served his county in the United States Navy from 1947 until 1952.
His work experience included working in production for General Motors, teaching history and business education in Castleberry ISD as well as Marketing and Distributive Education along with becoming the Administrator of the Vocational Education department. Fred was always active with young people in the community in which he lived. He served as Swimming Instructor and Swim Coach for the Panther Boys Club while working at Castleberry ISD. Fred was working for the Azle ISD for two years after leaving Castleberry and finished his career as a teacher and counselor at the Masonic Home and School. Fred was always involved in swimming, from managing pools to being a swim team coach. He loved working with young people. It’s been said the he was a man of patience but when he reached he limit “look out”. He didn’t reach that limit very often. He demanded respect from the youth with whom he worked and he received it.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his daughter, Nancy Katherine Madley. Fred is survived by: his daughter, Dani Howell;
2 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild to be born in 2019.

A private graveside was held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas with Mr. Donnie Stewart officiating.
Burial followed.

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Corrine Allen
Nov 8, 1906 - Feb 6, 1991

Corrine Allen, 82, of Dallas, died Feb. 6, 1991, at Fair Park Nursing Home in Dallas.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four nephews, Dick Jacobs, Wallace Wigfall, Wallace Dudley and L.B. Billings, all of Corsicana; four nieces, Elizabeth Jacobs of Teague, Johnnie Mae Kissam of Houston, Madell Lee of Fort Worth, and Adell Moore of Corsicana; and other relatives.

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Mary Edith (Whiteside) Hitt
May 25, 1907 - Mar 13, 1991

Edith Hitt, 83, of Corsicana, died March 13, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Fufneral Home with the Rev. George Proctor-Smith officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

She was born May 25, 1907, in Dresden, and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Hitt, in 1982.

Survivors include one son, Don Hitt of Corsicana' one daughter, Doris Crabb of Corsicana; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Doug Whiteside of Corsicana; one sister, Belle Fox of Amaha; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jack Flynn, Alton Schlimmer, Benny Robinson, Larry Anderton, Thomas Montfort and Bill Sikes.

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Tommy Loyd Nevill
Jan 22, 1946 - Mar 13, 1991

Tommy Loyd Nevill, 45, of Stephenville, died March 13, 1991.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westhill Church of Christ with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his parents, Dariel and Billie Nevill of Barry; one daughter, Rebecca Nevill of Barry; and two sisters, Patricia Prince of Trinidad and Darlene Owen of Barry.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Beard, Glenn Beard, Randy Nevill, Steve Nevill, Gerald McSpadden, Doug Vaughan, Bill Poke and Don Boyd.

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Theresa Dawn Nevill
Jan 10, 1973 - Mar 13, 1991

Theresa Dawn Nevill, 18, of Barry, died March 13, 1991.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westhill Church of Christ with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her mother, Yvonne Bowden of Mississippi; her stepfather, E.J. Bowden of Mississippi, one sister, Rebecca Nevill of Barry; and her grandparents, Dariel and Billie Nevill of Barry and Balla Mae Mahoney of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Taylor, Jason Owen, Aaron Putnam, Scott Northern, Monty Hill, Lance Horner, Linus Ashlock, Rusty Owens, Phillip Briggs, Kevin Schmidt, Chris McSpadden and Bryan Whitaker.

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Jacqueline Diane Nevill
Sep 18, 1977 - Mar 13, 1991

Jacqueline Diane Nevill, 13, of Barry, died March 13, 1991.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westhill Church of Christ, with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery. Griffin-roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her mother, Yvonne Bowden of Mississippi; stepfather, E. J. Bowden of Mississippi, one sister, Rebecca Nevill of Barry; and her grandparents, Dariel and Billie Nevill of Barry and Balla Mae Mahoney of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Taylor, Jason Owen, Aaron Putnam, Scott Northern, Monty Hill, Lance Horner, Linus Ashlock, Rusty Owens, Phillip Briggs, Kevin Schmidt, Chris McSpadden and Bryan Whitaker.

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Natalie Lynn Bowling
Nov 3, 1970 - Mar 13, 1991

Natalie Bowling, 20, of Blooming Grove, died March 13, 1991.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westhill Church of Christ with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her father, Loyd Bowling Jr., of Blooming Grove; mother, Wanda Dean of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Nathan Bowling and David Bowling, both of Blooming Grove; and her grandmother, Balla Mae Mahoney of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Castillo, Michael Castillo, Billy Murray, Ty Taylor, Rodney Jenkins and Bryan Northern.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 15, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Killed in an auto accident with Jacqaueline Diane Nevill, Theresa Dawn Nevill & Tommy Loyd Nevill
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

David Anderson Hampton
Nov 22, 1863 - Aug 30, 1946

FUNERAL HELD AT DAWSON FOR DAVID ANDERSON HAMPTON

Funeral services for David Anderson Hampton, aged 82 years, who died in Waco Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. Members of the Dawson Masonic Lodge were pallbearers.

Surviving are his widow of Waco; three daughters, Miss Orlena Hampton, Waco; Mrs. Joe E. Cox, Houston, and Mrs. Mack Burgess, Birmingham, Ala.; three sons, O. C. Hampton and Z. D. McCulloch, both of Waco, and C. W. Odom, Washington, D. C.; two brothers, J. W. and W. O. Nesmith, both of Dawson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep. 2, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Amelia Melinda Hanorah Elizabeth (Shay) McCulloch-Odom-Hampton; s/o John Green "Jack" Hampton per death certificate & Lamanda Frances Hampton Nesmith (Frances is buried in Liberty Hill cemetery

Willie V. (Smith) Dean
Mar 5, 1884 - Sep 18, 1946

MRS. O. B. DEAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; FUNERAL AT SHILOH

Mrs. O. B. Dean, aged 62 years, of Dawson, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning shortly after midnight. She had been ill for some time.

Funeral services will be held from the Shiloh Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Madden and Rev. Oliver Nelson, both Baptist ministers.

Surviving are her husband, O. B. Dean, Dawson; two sons, Horace Dean, San Marcos, and Milton Dean, Dawson; a granddaughter, Connie Sue Dean, San Marcos; three brothers, J. Floyd Smith, Corsicana; Earl Smith, Dawson and W. H. Smith, New Orleans; four sisters, Mrs. W. Y. Cannon, Mrs. Robert M. Shull, Mrs. Guy Davis and Mrs. Clint Pitts, all of Dawson and a number of other relatives.

Wolfe and Dobson Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. O. B. DEAN ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. O. B. Dean, aged 62 years of Dawson, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning following an extended illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Shiloah Baptist church near Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Madden and Rev. Oliver Nelson, both Baptist ministers.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Dean had resided in the Dawson community for 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, O. B. Dean, Dawson; two sons, Horace Dean, San Marcos, and Milton Dean, Dawson; a granddaughter, Connie Sue Dean, San Marcos; three brothers, J. Floyd Smith, Corsicana; Earl Smith, Dawson and W. H. Smith, New Orleans; four sisters, Mrs. W. Y. Cannon, Mrs. Robert M. Shull, Mrs. Guy Davis and Mrs. Clint Pitts, all of Dawson and a number of other relatives.

Wolfe and Dobson Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Poston) Featherston-Townley
Sep 14, 1884 - Mar 28, 1974

Mrs. Townley

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lizzie Townley, 89, resident of Dallas, who died Thursday in Dallas.

Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate and burial will be at Dawson cemetery.

She was a native of LaRue, Tex. and had lived in Dallas since 1959.

Survivors include four sons; J. D. Townley, William Featherston, and Donald Featherston, all of Dallas, and Nathan Featherston of Oroville, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Lura Davis of Corsicana, and Mrs. Edna Miller and Mrs. Geneva Reynolds, both of Dallas; 40 grandchildren; 197 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include James Reagan, Charlie Reagan, Bruce Wheat, Willie West, Johnny Wheat, and William Poston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 28, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Thomas “Bill” Featherston Married May 24, 1908 Henderson county, Tx. buried in Shelby Chapel Cemetery, Athens, Tx. 2nd husband Martin Dee Townley married Oct. 24, 1934 d/o John Greenlee Poston and Mary (unk) Poston per death certificate (could be Edward Greenlee Poston and Mary (Rooks) Poston ???)

Daniel Gipson ”Dan” Simms, Sr.
Nov 17, 1864 - Oct 5, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FORMER DAWSON RESIDENT

Funeral services for Daniel Gipson Simms, aged 81 years, who died at his home , 4310 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, early Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Dawson.

A native of Angelina county, Texas, he resided at Dawson for 31 years after a brief career as a cattleman in Concho county. He moved to Dallas 24 years ago. Simms was a Shriner, a 32nd degree Mason and an elder in the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; a granddaughter, Mary Berry, Austin; and two step-daughters, Mrs. John B. Marney, San Angelo, and Mrs. James K. Murry, Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct. 7, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Ann (Slaughter) Wheelock-Simms 2nd wife Bettie (Priddy) Matthews-Simms married May 9, 1912 3rd wife Ella Rachel (Smith) Robinson-Simms

Marvin Brice Berry
1878 - Jun 17, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY FOR MARVIN BERRY

Marvin B. Berry, aged 67 years, native of the Brushy Prairie community, long-time resident of Dawson, died at his home in Dawson Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Dawson Methodist church. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two sons, Altus Berry, Harrisburg, Pa., and Douglas Berry, U. S. Navy; three grandchildren, four brothers, Alex Berry, Dawson; Jack Berry, Purdon; Elmer Berry, Cisco, and Nolan Berry, Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. E. Paschal, Cisco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Virgil Matthews, J. A. Bills, J. E. Davis, Wallace Davis, Tommy Lawler and Dick Lawler.

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Catherine Porter
1919 - Sept. 11, 2019

Catherine Porter, 100, of Pelham received her wings Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, her husband's birthday, at Twilight Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at Scott Funeral Home and family visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Pelham.

Interment will follow in Pelham Community Cemetery.

Service entrusted to Scott Funeral Home.

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Ray Loren Dunaway
Sep 24, 1936 - Oct 5, 2019
 

Ray Loren Dunaway, 83 of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born Sept. 24, 1936 in Montgomery, Alabama to Raymond and Violet Butcher Dunaway.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilene Dunaway; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Dunaway; sister, Brenda Gullatt and his parents. He is survived by his children, Mike Dunaway of Waco and Bart Dunaway and wife Pamela of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Samantha Moore and husband Chad of Midlothian, Michaela Dunaway of Waco, Michael Dillon and Gena Dunaway of Palmer and Joshua Dunaway of Corsicana; niece, RaeJeana Beckham of Blooming Grove; nephew, Loren Gullatt and wife Marty of Grand Prairie and great niece Paige Beckham of Frost.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Lewis, Troy Cox, Jack Lewis, John Rivers, Roy Mershawn and Mike Coker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Louis Lovett and T.G. Brown.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Kay Frances (Kidd) Gantt
Oct. 12, 1935 - Oct. 4, 2019
 

Kay Frances Gantt, 83 passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 12, 1935 in Milford to K. Kay and Pauline Cross Kidd. Kay graduated from Frost Hight School where she was very athletic, playing softball and basketball. She was also Frost High School Majorette. Kay enjoyed spending time with her family. Her husband and children were her world. She attended all of her children and grandchildren's activities from sporting events to ropings.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband James Gantt in 2007 and her parents.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Debbie Gantt, Jimmy and Donna Gantt; grandchildren, Steven, Kendall, Cody, Ryan, Jeremy, Jody, Ashley, Haley and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church with Bro. Darren Heil officiating.Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Gantt, Jody Gantt, Cody Gantt, Ryan Gantt, Kendall Walker, Zac Kirkpatrick. Honorary pallbearer Steven Deal.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Estefana Infante Ferrer
Dec 26, 1921 - Oct 6, 2019

Estefana Infante Ferrer was born in the small town of Dawson, Texas in 1921 to the parents of Pascual and Elocadia Ferrer.

Estefana was raised on a ranch in Barry, Texas where her father farmed close to 2,000 acres of cotton, grain sorghum, corn, and wheat. Her parents taught her about hard work through the challenges of farming, ranching, raising livestock, and caring for her large family.

Estefana was the eldest sibling and helped raise six rambunctious brothers. The matriarch of the Ferrer family, she kept the family connected by her many visits, even into her 90s. She grew up in an era where she plowed the fields with mules and picked cotton by hand. She dedicated her life to raising her son and taking care of the ranch her father left her upon his death. As a true farmer, she never sat still and could usually be found taking care of her peach trees, garden, riding her tractor, or feeding her cows. She loved animals, training several border collie mixes to help her herd cattle and always inviting stray kittens into her barn. She took in retired race horses, geese, and peacocks so they could enjoy the ranch as much as she did. She was knowledgeable and skilled at all types of farming equipment. No mechanic could cheat Estefana thinking this tiny 4'11 lady knew nothing of mechanics. She loved when her granddaughters visited so they could collect chicken eggs, ride the tractor to feed the cows, and fish in the waterholes. She lived her final years in Dallas due to her dementia. She was well cared for by her dedicated caregivers Lorena, Betty, and Alva.
She is survived by her loving son, Jesse Ferrer and wife, Cynthia I. Ferrer; granddaughters, Yvette Ferrer and spouse, Michael Cavalieri, and Loren Alexandra Ferrer; brothers: Baldomaro Ferrer (Olivia), Ricardo Ferrer and Wife, Aurora. And step-siblings, Ricardo Mercedes Ferrer and wife, Rhonda, Maricela de Rojas and spouse Victor. Estefana is survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pascual L. Ferrer and Elocadia Ferrer and brothers, Eduardo, Fidel (Lily), Pedro (Cristela) and Henry (Betty).

Proverbs 16:31 "Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life."

In lieu of flowers consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)
Alzfdn.org, and take time to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, as Estefana did.

There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

The family is planning a private funeral for family members.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Ila Jane (Ferrell) Michaels
Apr 27, 1917 - Aug 31, 1948

RITES AT DAWSON WEDNESDAY 4 P.M. FOR MRS. MICHAELS

Mrs. Ila Jane Michaels, aged 31 years, died at her home in the Rice community Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Baptist church in Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jim Langston of Wortham.

Surviving are her husband, Marvin Michaels, Rice; two daughters, Frances Murdell and Bonnie Nell Michaels, both of Rice; a sister, Mrs. Una Pearl Taylor, Buffalo; grandmother, Mrs. Tennie Farrell, Buffalo, and other relatives.

A coroner’s verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted” was returned by Judge R. A. Edens, Rice justice of the peace, following an investigation after Mrs. Michaels body was found on the porch of the family residence with a a small-calibre rifle nearby.

Pallbearers were Alfred Floyd, Cois Floyd, Len Murfrie, Wilmer Cottongame, Dewitt Wallace and Bill Johnson.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 1, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Marvin Michaels; d/o William Bryant Ferrell & Johnie Estelle (Callahan) Ferrell buried in Boykin Chapel Cemetery, Flo, Texas

Mary Frances “Fannie / Sook” (Michaels) Adams
Dec 19, 1890 - Apr 19, 1956

Mrs. Tom Adams Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Adams, 65, who died at her residence, 412 North Twelfth street, Thursday night, will be held form the First Baptist Church in Dawson Sunday at 3 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor, assisted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church in Dawson. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Adams had resided in Dawson prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Elmer Adams, Corsicana; J. M. Adams, Dawson, and Sam Adams, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Erma Wilson, Dallas; 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, L. A. Michaels, Milford; Jack Michaels, Galveston; Gabe Michaels, Dawson; Charlie Michaels, Eureka, and Bob Michaels, Mexia; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Gardner, Dawson; Mrs. Bernice Harrison, Henderson, and Mrs. Maybell Matysiak, Marshall.

Pallbearers will be Roy McCauley, Don Adams, Dan Adams, Thomas Adams, Thoris Scott, Billy Joe Crocker, Jackie Farmer and Jerry Tucker.

Corley will direct.

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William Frank Robinson
1857 - Nov 22, 1945

W. F. ROBINSON OF EUREKA DIED EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

W. F. Robinson, aged 88 years, long-time resident of the Eureka community, died there Thursday at 3 a.m., and funeral services were held at Eureka Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with burial in the Eureka cemetery. Rev. J. E. Inlow of Corsicana, conducted the funeral rites.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; and eight children, Mrs. J. H. Perry, Eureka; A. J. Robinson, Kerens; Mrs. Will Conger, Kerens; Mrs. C. B. Love, Corsicana; I. H. Robinson, Barry; Mrs. Bill Howard, Cross Roads, Mrs. W. C. Bates, Corsicana, and J. F. Robinson, Eureka.

L. B. Bonner of Eureka directed arrangements.

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Eugene Vernon Weaver
Jan 5, 1929 - Apr 27, 1946

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY KILLED; IS BURIED AT EUREKA

Funeral services for Eugene Vernon Weaver, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Weaver, Leverett’s Chapel, who was instantly killed early Sunday in an automobile accident, were held Monday morning from the Overton Methodist church. Interment was made at Eureka, Navarro county, Texas.

Weaver graduated from Leverett’s Chapel last year and had been employed at Kilgore.

Surviving are his parents, a sister, Jere Weaver, Leverett’s Chapel; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Weaver, Steward’s Mill, and Mrs. Hettie Porter, Leverett’s Chapel.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Douglas Weaver
Aug 24, 1911 - Dec 14, 1965

Douglas Weaver Dies Tuesday

Douglas Weaver, 54, Northwest Apartments, watchman at the Corsicana Cotton Mills, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Benny McBryde, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church and Rev. Gene Tone, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Weaver was a native of Overton.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Weaver, Fort Worth; Douglas A. Weaver, Corsicana, and Robert Weaver, Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Barney Thomas, Eureka; six grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Franklin Canthorn, Ben Wheeler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. T. Clay, B. F. Heathcote, J. P. Shipman, O. C. Cole, Jack Abbey and J. J. Teague.

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Hold Services Douglas Weaver

Final rites for Douglas Weaver, 54, Northwest Apartments, who died in Memorial hospital early Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Benny McBryde, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

A native of Overton, Weaver was a nightwatchman at the Corsicana Cotton Mills.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Weaver, Fort Worth; Douglas A. Weaver, Corsicana, and Robert Weaver, Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Barney Thomas, Eureka; six grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Franklin Canthorn, Ben Wheeler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. T. Clay, B. F. Heathcote, J. P. Shipman, O. C. Cole, Jack Abbey and J. J. Teague.

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Lillie (Stewart) Myers
Feb 28, 1889 - Sep 16, 1974

Mrs. Myers

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lillie S. Myers, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Evergreen Nursing Home.

J. C. Bristow, Jehovah’s Witnesses overseer, will officiate, with burial to follow at Eureka Cemetery.

She was a native of Eastland County and resident of Corsicana since 1930.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Essie Monroe of Ashdown, Ark., Mrs. Dorothy Cronk of Arvada, Colo., and Mrs. Billie Bennett of Kimmer, Wyo.; two sons, Joe Myers, Big Spring and Norman Myers of Somerville, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Vada Hayes of Lawton, Okla., Mrs. Ethel Tyson of Hamilton; and two brothers, Luther Stewart of California and Truett Stewart of Odessa.

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Mrs. Lillie Myers

Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lillie S. Myers, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Evergreen Nursing Home.

J. C. Bristow, Jehovah’s Witness overseer, was to officiate, with burial to follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, two sons, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers include James Ramirez, David Compos, Walter Taylor, Darwin Miller, Mike Rogers, and Jess Nelson.

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William Joseph Johnson
Nov 15, 1865 - Dec 3, 1946

WILLIAM J. JOHNSON FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

William J. Johnson, age 81 years, pioneer resident of Eureka, died at his home, 1502 West Collin street, Tuesday morning, following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church, and Rev. Joe Wilbanks.

A native of Clayton, Ala., Johnson was born Nov. 15, 1865, and came to Texas with his family at the age of 12 years. The following year he came to Navarro county and was a resident of Eureka from 1880 until he moved to Corsicana last August. He was known as “Uncle Bill” Johnson.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Fullwood, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Carol Suzanne King
Sep 15, 1945 - Feb 6, 1946

FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR 5-MONTHS-OLD CARAL SUZANNE KING

Funeral services for Caral Suzanne King, five-months-old daughter of C. L. and Bertha Farmer King, 1701 West Seventh avenue, who died Wednesday evening, were held Friday afternoon at w o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of the parish.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Julia Minze, Navarro; O. L. King, Beaumont; Mrs. Bertha A. Farmer, Corsicana, and D. N. Farmer, Athens.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Laura Melissa (White) Tatum
Feb 23, 1866 - Feb 7, 1946

FUNERAL FOR MRS. J. D. TATUM HELD FRIDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. J. D. Tatum, aged 79 years, pioneer resident of Navarro and Corsicana, who died in Dallas Thursday morning while on a visit, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mrs. Tatum is a native Texas. She resided at 1703 North Beaton street.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. George DeYoung and Mrs. Janie Mayo, both of Dallas; Mrs. Hattie West, El Dorado, Okla.; Mrs. Gertrude Thomas, Houston; Mrs. Lola Beckman and Mrs. George Leonard, Sr., both of Corsicana; three sons, M. M. Tatum, Quanah; J. J. Tatum, El Dorado, Okla., and H. H. Tatum, Tulsa, Okla.; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three brothers, E. W. and M. M. White, both of Navarro, and W. H. White, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Kate Davies, Mrs. Louella Quarles and Mrs. Sam Kelley, all of Dallas, and Mrs. J. M. Doolen, Navarro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hayes Luther, Dean Curry, Dallas and Charles Beckman, grandsons, and Marvin White, Jr., Vinson Bottoms and Clinton Fouty, nephews.

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Columbus Lee Jones
Nov 4, 1870 - Apr 22, 1945

C. L. JONES DIED HERE SUNDAY; RITES MONDAY AFTERNOON

C. L. Jones, aged 74 years, pioneer Navarro county resident, died here Sunday afternoon. Funeral services held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones resided on their ranch in the Providence community for many years until a few months ago when they came to Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, W. L. and R. R. Jones, both of Freer; J. H. Jones, Clarkwood; H. L. Jones, Kilgore, and Sgt. Rayford Jones, 36th Division, U. S. Army, Germany; four daughters, Mrs. H. J. Kent, Waxahachie; Mrs. A. F. Reed, Mrs. L. B. Daniel and Mrs. Vernon Ray, all of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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Mary Elizabeth (Martin) Thompson
Dec 28, 1873 - Jan 17, 1945

WOMAN IS FATALLY BURNED WEDNEDAY MILDRED COMMUNITY

Mrs. R. B. Thompson, 71, was found burned to death in her home in the Mildred community about 9:30 Wednesday night when her husband returned home. It is not known just how the accident occurred, but it is thought that a kerosene oil lamp ignited her clothing. She was alone in the house at the time. The home did not burn.

A resident of the Mildred community for 55 years, she was well known in that section.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel and will be conducted by Rev. C. R. McDuffy. Interment will be in the Providence cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, five sons, Fred Thompson, Corsicana; Earl Thompson, Waco; Raymond Thompson, El Paso; Elmer Thompson, California; R. R. Thompson, Hawaiian Islands; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Collins, Athens; Mrs. Roxie Freeman, Dallas; Mrs. Alice Martin, Vivian, La.; Mrs. Minnie Petty, Wichita Falls; a grandson, six granddaughters, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Will Owen, Sandy Kent, I. T. Kent, H. I. Singleton, Brice Bonner and Louis Bonner. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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Sandra Sue Miller
B&D Jun. 18, 1946

Funeral Rites Held For Infant Daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Miller

Sanda Sue Miller, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Miller, Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral services were held at Pursley Tuesday morning.

Funeral services were held at Pursley Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, and grandparents, Mrs. Eva Miller, Pursley, and Mr. and Mrs. D. Townsend, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Perkins) Butler-Dew
Sep. 19, 1865 - Nov. 16, 1946

Purdon

PURDON, Nov. 21.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Maggie Butler Dew passed away at the Navarro Clinic at Corsicana Saturday afternoon about 3 o’clock. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Fisher and Rev. Gardner, were held at the Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with burial in the Pursley cemetery.

Among the out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Morgan of Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Morris Butler of Barber’s Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Johnson of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jackson of Fort Worth, Mrs. Dee Owens of Athens, Mrs. Otis Morgan and Mrs. Rutherford of Corsicana, Mrs. Robert Bittner of Corbet, Mrs. Jim Skinner of Corsicana.

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Charles Henry Eaton
Mar 30, 1880 - May 17, 1958

C. H. Eaton Dies Saturday Night

C. H. Eaton, 78, farmer, died at his home Saturday night on Route 5, Corsicana.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. James, Baptist minister of Daingerfield, assisted by Rev. W. C. Taylor, Jr., pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sally Eaton, Route 5, Corsicana; a son, William E. Eaton, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Worthy, Route 5, Corsicana and Mrs. Lee S. Vickers, Gladewater; a brother, Jake Eaton, Mabank; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Eaton was born near Alvarado, but had resided at his home east of Corsicana for the past 28 years.

Pallbearers were Johnny Reed, Jack Russell, Billy Jack Mott, Parks Christian, Arlee Lockhart, Frank Cartlidge, Jewell McCarter and Clayton Cartlidge.

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John Patrick Moore
Nov 1, 1908 - Aug 10, 1973

John P. Moore

Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Farley Street Baptist Church of Waxahachie John P. Moore, 64, of Waxahachie who died Friday. The Reverends Jack McDaniel and Hoyt Hefner will officiate, and graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park. in Corsicana. Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include his widow of Waxahachie; three sons, Ricky Dan Moore and Johnny D. Moore, both of Waxahachie, and Charles Eugene Moore of Fort Mammoth, New Jersey; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Deaton of Corsicana; six grandchildren; and three brothers, Jack Moore of Ennis, Sam Moore of Fort Worth and Lee Moore of Sherman.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Aug. 12, 1973 - submitted by Diane Richards

John P. Moore

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Farley Street Baptist Church of Waxahachie for John P. Moore, 64, of Waxahachie who died Friday. The Rev. Jack McDaniel and Hoyt Hefner officiated. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, three sons, a daughter, six grandchildren and three brothers.

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John Thomas Cain
Dec 31, 1870 - Apr 11, 1946

FUNERAL OF JOHN T. CAIN HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John T. Cain, aged 76 years, found dead Friday morning at 710 North Fourteenth street, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Bristow. A coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes was returned by Judge A. E. Foster following an inquest. Cain apparently died with a heart attack Thursday afternoon while painting a kitchen table.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, Floyd and Forest Cain, both of Taylor; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Wallace, Waco; Mrs. Mollie Cox, Frost and Mrs. Callie Shults, Brownwood and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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James Everett Farmer
Feb 10, 1887 - Aug 18, 1946

JAMES E. FARMER OF BLACK HILLS DIES; RITES ON TUESDAY

James Everett Farmer, aged 59 years, died at his home in the Black Hills community Sunday night at 11 o’clock. Funeral rites are planned from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist minister from Midlothian, former Corsicanan.

Surviving are his wife of Black Hills; three sons, Raymond and Buddie Farmer, both of Corsicana, and Earl Farmer, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. H. O. Olsen, Mrs. Hugh Parish, Jr., and Miss Evelena Farmer, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. P. A. Reed, Drane; a brother, Cliffie Farmer, Barry; two sisters, Mrs. Claude Watson and Mrs. Terry Watson, both of Barry; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

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Theodocia Nancy “Docie” (Howard) Farmer-Reeves-Reed
Jun 17, 1868 - Dec 24, 1955

Mrs. P. A. Reed Services Monday

Mrs. Docie Reed, 87, wife of P. A. Reed of Barry, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist circuit, and Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband of Barry; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Watson, Barry, and Mrs. Terry Sutton, Corsicana; a son, C. A. Farmer, Barry; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Claude Arnold Watson, James Edwin Watson, Kenward Sutton, Gwynn Sutton, Hubert Farmer, Willard Farmer, Don Farmer, Raymond Farmer, Earl Farmer, Buddy Farmer, all grandsons.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 27, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Alexander Farmer married Jun. 22, 1882 2nd husband A. P. Reeves married Dec. 8, 1901 3rd husband Perry Alexander Reed married Feb. 21, 1907; d/o John Birdsong Howard & Sarah Jane (Germany) Howard-Farmer

Perry Alexander Reed
Aug 26, 1872 - Jul 22, 1966

Hold Services For P. A. Reed

Funeral services for P. A. Reed, 93, who died in the Hilliard Home, 308 West Seventh avenue Friday, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Leon Baze, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

A native of Hope, Ark., he resided in the Drane community for many years. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Terry Sutton, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. E. Watson, Barry; two sons, C. A. and Lester Farmer, both of Barry; two brothers, Henry Reed, Corsicana, and Alton Reed, Longview; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Matthews and Mrs. Cora Baughmaster, both of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons,

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 23, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Theodocia Nancy “Docie” (Howard) Farmer-Reeves-Reed married Feb 21, 1907; s/o James Alexander Reed & Martha Jane (Gensel) Reed

Georgia Erma (Price) Fuller
Aug 25, 1923 - Dec 8, 1946

MRS. GEORGIA FULLER FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Erma Fuller, aged 23 year, fatally burned early Sunday morning in a fire that destroyed a bed in a Fort Worth Pike tourist cabin near Dallas, were held from the Corley Funeral Home here Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe B. Williams. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest Cemetery. Justice of the Peace Bill Richburg of Dallas returned a coroner’s verdict of death caused by fire. Officers believed that Mrs. Fuller went to sleep with a cigarette in her hand. She was alone in the cabin, it was reported by Dallas officers who investigated the case.

Mrs. Fuller’s body was found on the floor of the cabin, badly burned and the bed was on fire several hours after she had gone to the tourist cabin.

Surviving are her husband, Ira T. Fuller, Corsicana; mother Mrs. Beulah Price, Corsicana; five brothers, Ed Price, Mt. Calm; Odell, Charles and Floyd Price, all of Corsicana, and Weldon Price, Trinidad.

Pallbearers were R. B. Ferguson, Jim Stewart, Richard Stewart, Carroll Bison, Dwaine Lynce and Wayne Lynch.

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