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Bertha Jane (Teague) Haddick
Jun 25, 1907 - Jun 25, 1946

RITES TO BE HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. BERTHA HADDICK

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Haddick, aged 39 years, native of Arlington and former Corsicana resident, who died in a Corpus Christi hospital Monday night, will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Joe Haddick, Corpus Christi; mother, Mrs. Florence Teague, Rio Hondo; a sister, Mrs. Geneva Martin, Corsicana, and five brothers, M. M. and Wm. B. Teague, both of Corsicana; Charles, Johnnie and J. B. Teague, Jr., all of Rio Hondo and other relatives.

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Charles James Mahoney
Nov 14, 1872 - Jun 27, 1946

LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF PURSLEY IS DEAD; RITES HELD FRIDAY

Charles G. Mahoney, aged 73 years, Pursley resident for more than 40 years, died Thursday afternoon at 509 North Ninth street here.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, John Mahoney, Pursley; Lee Mahoney, Emhouse; Roscoe Mahoney, Corsicana, and Clyde Mahoney, Rural Shade; a sister, Mrs. Allie Jackson, Corsicana; three brothers, Will Mahoney, Loraine; Ed Mahoney, Ackerly, and Jack Mahoney, Monshane; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Leggett, Loraine, and Mrs. Lizzie Wimpey, Hermele; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Nannie Lula (Soape) Bray
Jan 10, 1878 - Oct 19, 1949

Funeral Rites Held Thursday For Mrs. Bray

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie L. Bray, 72, who died at her home in Angus community early Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Eugene Pitts, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Bray was a life-long resident of the Angus community.

Surviving are her husband, D. C. Bray, Angus; a son, T. M. Bray, and a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Pitts, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers, A. F. and Roy Soape, both of Corsicana; Roger Soape, Houston; and Hubert Soape, Corpus Christi; three sisters, Mrs. R. N. Couch, Waxahachie; Mrs. Jessie Couch, Ferris, and Mrs. Lula Fesmire, Waskom, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Lula Beatrice (Soape) Fesmire
Aug 1876 - Dec 2, 1969

Mrs. Fesmire Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Lula Beatrice Fesmire, 93, died Tuesday in Shreveport, La. For the past 30 years she had resided in Waskom where she was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She attended Corsicana Schools. Her parents were Thomas Henry Soape and Charity Pugh.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Waskom and graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton cemetery with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David Riley of Waskom and a brother, A. F. Soape of Corsicana.

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Fesmire Services

Graveside rites were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery for Mrs. Lea Beatrice Fesmire, who died Tuesday in Shreveport. She was a resident of Waskom.

She is survived by one daughter and a brother.

Corley directed the services.

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John Balaam Fesmire
May 35, 1869 - Sep 11, 1963

John B. Fesmire Dies Wednesday

John B. Fesmire, 94, retired co-owner of the Waskom Telephone Co., formerly of Angus and Blooming Grove, died at his home in Waskom Wednesday.

Funeral rites will be held Friday in Waskom and Corsicana. The Waskom rites will be held from the Waskom Baptist church at 9 a.m. and the Corsicana services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Melvin Welch will conduct the rites here. Other ministers at Waskom will be Dr. M. L. Baker, Rev. John W. Derr and Rev. B. R. Young.

Born at Juneau, Tenn., in 1869, he came to Angus in 1896 where he resided until 1924 when he moved to Blooming Grove as owner of the Blooming Grove Telephone Co., moving to Waskom in 1930. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lula Fesmire, Waskom; a daughter, Mrs. D. L. Riley, Waskom; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Ballard, Memphis, Tenn., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Hold Services John B. Fesmire

Funeral services for John B. Fesmire, 94, retired telephone company owner and operator, who died at Waskom Wednesday, were held Friday. He formerly resided at Angus and Blooming Grove before moving to Waskom in 1930. He was a Methodist.

The fires service was held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Waskom Baptist church ant the second at the Corley Chapel here at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Melvin Welch, Dr. M. L. Baker, Rev. John W. Derr and Rev. B. R. Young. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lula Fesmire, Waskom; a daughter, Mrs. D. L. Riley, Waskom; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Ballard, Memphis, Tenn., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Charlie Barnes
Jan 26, 1870 - Dec 15, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. BARNES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

C. Barnes, aged 76 years, died Sunday near Waxahachie at the home of a son, Shirley H. Barnes. Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Louisiana, he had resided in Texas since childhood. He was preceded in death by his wife last year.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. A. M. Matthews, Corsicana; Mrs. F. A. Mixson, Ennis; Mrs. H. L. Kenner, Paso Rables, Cal.; Shirley H. Barnes, and Holsey Barnes, both of Waxahachie; Virgil Barnes, Paso Rables, Calif.; and Ed Barnes, Bakersfield, Calif; three brothers, J. M. Barnes, Corsicana; Henry Barnes, Jonesboro, La., and Alymer Barnes, Longview; a sister, Mrs. Jimmie Jolly, Dodson, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jewell Rudd, R. D. Rudd, Randell Rudd, Jesse Rudd, L. W. Rudd, and L. C. Rudd.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 16, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Addie Etta (Puckett) Barnes married Dec. 13, 1888; s/o Wesley Wise Barnes & Julia Casander (Gentry) Barnes

Gail Edward Barnes
Mar 27, 1939 - Jul 17, 1961

Workers Recover Gail Barnes Body

BY BETTY JEAN CLAY
Daily Sun Staff

Untold hundreds of volunteers were due thanks Wednesday for their ceaseless and untiring efforts to locate the body of Gail Edwards Barnes, 22, whose body surfaced Wednesday shortly before 8 a.m. about 26 hours after he was drowned in a ski-boat mishap Monday.

A native of Corsicana, Barnes, a former route boy for the Daily Sun, graduated from Corsicana High School, Navarro Junior College and received a degree from Stephen F. Austin State College, Nacogdoches, the past semester. He planned to teach and coach this fall, bur was employed for the summer at the Soil Conservation offices.

He could not swim and was operating the boat when the mishap occurred throwing him into the water. Skiers being pulled were Sidney Johnson and Forrest Huggins who attempted to rescue the victim but were unable to do so as the overturned boat could not be started.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Bert Mercer, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Buford Barnes, 1721 West Eleventh avenue; a brother, Billy B. Barnes, Dallas, Hillcrest teacher and coach; a sister, Mrs. Paul M. Nelson, Mesquite; grandparents, Mrs. E. L. Barnes and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Roberts, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Bobs To Surface
The drowning victim bobbed to the surface some 40 or so yards east of where he reportedly went down and about 200 yards out from the south shoreline near an orange buoy. Two boats were in the vicinity and a barge had just made a sweep over the area, perhaps loosening brush on the bottom which had entangled the victim.

At times Tuesday as many as three barges and 12 to 15 boats were engaged in dragging operations, often times most of them concentrating on the general area where Barnes went down and subsequently surfaced.

An estimated 400 cars, each carrying for one to five persons, were packed around the Rock House area late Tuesday afternoon, posing problems of traffic congestion which at times hindered the arrival of new rescue units from distance points that rallied to the appeal for any and all assistance in the search operation.

By night-fall, portable generators had been set up on the barges and many of the boats to enable search operations to continue throughout the night. Most boats pulled to shore near midnight Tuesday, but at least three kept criss-crossing the lake until daybreak, when the other boats and barges went back to the task that everyone concerned was resolute would be achieved before it would be given up.

Family Grateful
Lyman Barnes, uncle of the victim, expressed the family’s grateful thanks to everyone who aided in any way in the lone search.

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, Police Chief Bill Onstott, Fire Chief Charley Tieman and Capt. William (Bill) Thomas of the Salvation Army voiced their gratitude to all who took part in the search operation.

Organizations specifically mentioned in their thanks were the Mesquite Fire Department, the Ellis County Emergency Corps, Civil Defense unit, the Seagoville Fire Department’s , Dallas Rescue Unit, the Overton Rescue Unit, the Trinidad Fire Department, the Ennis Police Department, the Ellis county sheriff’s department, Sheriff Wayne McCollum and deputies, the Mexia Fire Department, Texas National Guard and Army Reserve units of Corsicana, Ennis and Waxahachie, Corley’s, McCammon’s and Griffin’s Funeral homes, Texas Highway Patrol units of Navarro county, skin divers of Dallas and Corsicana, the Corsicana Emergency Corps and the members of their respective departments, along with all the owners of boats and barges who either joined in or made their equipment available.

Capt. Thomas also thanked those who assisted Mrs. Thomas and other Salvation Army personnel in operating the mobile canteen from Ellis County Emergency Corps vehicle from which were fed the countless rescue workers. The Army expended approximately $100 on foodstuffs over that donated to supply coffee, tea, bottled drinks, sandwiches, stew and donuts.

Corsicana’s newly formed Emergency Corps directed by Marshall Weems, former city commissioner, and Chief City Mechanic Roy Greer, were particularly appreciative of the other emergency corps units which came.

Proves Corps Needed
Tragic though it was, the drowning mishap pointed up the real need for just such a unit which a group of citizens have handed together as volunteers to form and which they have through donations of funds or equipment from here and there, have put together an organization with a panel truck to haul equipment such as grappling hooks, a boat and motor, mobile radio equipment, hand tools, and the like. The unit still needs more grappling equipment for water accidents and power generating facilities for night-time operations at disaster scenes.

The thousands of spectators on hand at intervals during the operation could easily see the benefits of such an organization and the need for it to be properly equipped.

Donations toward outfitting the emergency squad would be accepted with thanks, organization personnel let it be known.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, viewed the body Wednesday morning and indicated he will return a coroner’s verdict of “death by accidental drowning.”

Barnes drowned after the life preserver he was wearing came off in the spill and he was apparently injured. He told Johnson and Huggins when they swam to him that he could move his legs.

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Hold Services For Gail Barnes

Final rites for Gail Edward Barnes, 22, who drowned in Lake Halbert Monday night, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Bert Mercer, pastor of the West Side Church of Christ, and Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Barnes drowned following a mishap in which the motorboat he was operating to pull skiers overturned, tossing him into the water. The two skiers with him were Sidney Johnson and Forrest Huggins, who were unable to save him after the mishap.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Buford Barnes, 1721 West Eleventh avenue; a brother, Billy B. Barnes, coach and teacher, Hillcrest High School, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Paul M. Nelson, Mesquite; grandparents, Mrs. E. L. Barnes and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Roberts, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Dawson, Alvis Alderman, Nedom Muns, Eddie Carroll, Billy H. Moore, Forrest Huggins, Wayne Johnson, Benny Green, Bobby Hood and Jimmy Noble.

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Ioma (Ross) Soape
Aug 21, 1892 - Jul 4, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MRS. R. P. SOAPE

Funeral services for Mrs. R. P. (Ioma) Soape, aged 53 years, who died in a Houston hospital early Thursday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Ellis of Gladewater.

Mrs. Soape was reared here and resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Houston three years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Roger Soape, Houston; two sons, Ross and Lloyd Soape, both of Houston; father, J. A. Ross, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. L. M. Jones, Corsicana and Mrs. A. E. Smith, San Marcos; and a nephew, Calvin Milburn, Houston.

Pallbearers were Hudson Soape, Virgil Ray Soape, L. G. Soape, Abe Soape, Jr.; Calvin Milburn and Ted Hopkins.

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Lillian Maude (Duke) Soape
May 6, 1893 - Dec 5, 1974

Mrs. Soape

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hiller Chapel in Bryan for Mrs. Lillian Maude Soape, 81, resident of Bryan, who died Thursday in Centerville.

Rev. J. B. Sceare will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Gordon Soape, Jr. of Houston; three daughters. Mrs. Opal Hopkins of Bryan, Mrs. Eleda Decherd of Houston and Mrs. Frances Stanaland of Centerville; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Samuel Herbert Soape
Oct 12, 1895 - Jun 16, 1962

Herbert Soape Dies Sunday In Corpus Christi

Herbert Soape, 66, native of Angus, died in Corpus Christi Sunday morning following an extended illness. He was a gasoline distributor and had resided in Corpus Christi about 20 years.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corpus Christi; a son Ralph Soape, Houston; a granddaughter, a brother, Abb Soape, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. B. Fesmire, Waskom and other relatives.

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Herbert Soape Rites Tuesday

Final rites for Herbert Soape, 66, were held in the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Hamilton cemetery. The rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor of First Methodist church, conducted.

Soape died in Corpus Christi Sunday morning following an extended illness. He was a native of Angus but had lived in Corpau Christi for about 20 years. He was a gasoline distributor.

Surviving are his wife of Corpus Christi; a son Ralph Soape, Houston; a granddaughter, a brother, Abb Soape, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. B. Fesmire, Waskom and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Tilton, Ross Soape, Roy V. Soape, Hubert Joyner and Walter Stewart.

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Ethel Idell (Woodard) Coffey
Jun 20, 1913 - May 5, 1970

Mrs. Coffey Dies Tuesday In Levelland

Mrs. D. C. Coffey, a former Corsicana resident, died Tuesday in Levelland where she made her home.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of Levelland; two sisters, Miss Mary E. Woodard and Mrs. Florence Rhea Sykes, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Arthur, Burnice and Owen Woodard; and other relatives.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Coffey

Funeral services for Mrs. D. C. Coffey, 56, Navarro county native who died Tuesday in Levelland, where she had made her home of the past 27 years, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The Rev. Dale Leggett will officiate, assisted by the Rev. James C. Coffey. Interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Mrs. Coffey is survived by her husband of Levelland; two sisters, Miss Mary E. Woodard and Mrs. Florence Rhea Sykes, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Arthur, Burnice and Owen Woodard; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Grady Turser, C. D. Putman, Eddie Ward, Kelly Ward, Tucker Covington and Dickey Phillips.

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Coffey Rites

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Mrs. D. C. Coffey, 56, who died Tuesday in Levelland. The Rev. Dale Leggett officiated, assisted by the Rev. James C. Coffey, and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Mrs. Coffey is survived by her husband, two sisters, two brothers, and other relatives.

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George Clinton “Clint” Coffey
Dec 1, 1889 - May 12, 1965

Clint Coffey Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

G. C. (Clint) Coffey, 75, a resident of Navarro county most of his life, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning. He was a retired employe of Bethlehem Supply Company.

Funeral services are planned Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Cass French, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church and L. W. Mayo, minister of the North Beaton Street Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Coffey is survived by his wife; two sons, Alfred Coffey, San Angelo, and Beauford Coffey, Hatboro, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. W. C. Cooper, Corsicana; Mrs. J. P. Woodard, Fort Worth; Mrs. C. L. Caskey, Garland, and Mrs. W. P. Thompson, Dallas; 17 grandchildren; five brothers, Cliff Coffey, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Dewey Coffey, Hillsboro; DeWitt Coffey, Levelland; James C. Coffey, Corsicana; Robert C. Coffey, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Gathright, Mrs. C. E. Duke and Mrs. J. A. Covington, all of Corsicana.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Thursday Rites For G. C. Coffey

Funeral services for G. C. (Clint) Coffey, 75, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cass French, Jr., pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church and L. W. Mayo, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Alfred Coffey, San Angelo, and Beauford Coffey, Hatboro, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. W. C. Cooper, Corsicana; Mrs. J. P. Woodard, Fort Worth; Mrs. C. L. Caskey, Garland, and Mrs. W. P. Thompson, Dallas; 17 grandchildren; five brothers, Cliff Coffey, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Dewey Coffey, Hillsboro; DeWitt Coffey, Levelland; James C. Coffey, Corsicana; Robert C. Coffey, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Gathright, Mrs. C. E. Duke and Mrs. J. A. Covington, all of Corsicana.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Joan (Baker) Coffey
Sep 21, 1937 - Feb 7, 1965

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Coffey

Final rites for Mrs. Joann Baker Coffey, 27, of Van Alstyne, who died Sunday in a Sherman hospital after a brief illness, were to be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church here. Burial was to be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Services were to be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Jerry Griffin, pastor of the First Baptist church, Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Jerry Griffin, pastor of the First Baptist church in Forney, and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. J. C. Coffey, Baptist minister; two children, Jim and Jana, all of Van Alstyne; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baker, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Howard Emig, Mesquite, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Fred Bone, Ed Formby, K. R. Cummins, Raymond Doss, J. C. Shivers, Dale McGee and Fred Creascy.

McCammon directed.

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William Dewey Coffey
Feb 25, 1898 - Mar 29, 1974

W. D. Coffey

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William Dewey Coffey, 75, who died Friday in Hillsboro. He was a resident of Hillsboro for 20 years and a native of Tennessee.

Rev. J. C. Coffey will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a mechanic for American Wells.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. William Coffey of Hillsboro; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Whitt and Mrs. Geneva Lewis, both of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Cliff Coffey of Tennessee, Robert Coffey of Houston, James Coffey and DeWitt Coffey, both of Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. Nell Gathright of Silver City and Mrs. Lillie Covington and Mrs. Julia Duke, both of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar 31, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Bell (Putman) Coffey married Dec. 6, 1930; s/o Jackson Lafayette Coffey & Ella Mahle (Horton) Coffey

Sarah Ider “Ida” (Hux) Gathright
Aug 26, 1877 - Feb 9, 1961

Mrs. Gathright Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Ida Gathright, 83, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Hamilton cemetery. Rev. J. M. Fannin and Rev. Willis R. Blackman, Primitive Baptist ministers, will officiate.

A 25-year resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Gathright died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include four sons, D. C. and W. E. Gathright both of Corsicana; A. L. Gathright, Fort Worth, and W. M. Gathright, Beaumont; one daughter, Mrs. Brooks Waters, Corsicana; one brother, Walter Hux, Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Thorpe, Corsicana and Mrs. Mackie James, Dallas; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Earl G., William D. and Robert B. Gathright, Jackie L., Bobby M. and William T. Waters, Raymond T. Tuel and Vernon L. Hall.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 10, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Duncan Gathright; d/o Rev. Mackley Walden Hux buried in Grange Hall cemetery & Wealthy Ellen ( Head) Hux buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Melvin Richard Rogers
Oct 26, 1912 - May 2, 1946

Funeral Services For Richard M. Rogers Of Corbet Held Friday

Funeral services for Richard M. Rogers, Aged 33 years, of Corbet, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night, were held from the Corbet Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Inlow of Corsicana and Rev. Jack Bell of Corbet. He had been a member of the Corbet Baptist church since 1934.

Surviving are his wife of Corbet; five brothers, Archie Rogers, Corbet; I. W. Rogers, Hobbs, N. M.; Roby Rogers, Odessa; Robert Rogers, Houston; Harvey Rogers, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. B. F. Robbins, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Steve Thompson, Lawrence Womack, Ernest Green, H. B. Fullerton, Grant Lake and Elton Skinner.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 3, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vera Loucille (Crawford) Rogers-Lawhon (Vera has a double monument with Melvin in Hamilton Beeman but is buried with second husband, Tommy Alexander Lawhon in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx. s/o Robert Newton Rogers and Laura Chestina (Fuller) Rogers

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IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF MELVIN ROGERS

On May 2, 1946, God’s death angel came down in our midst and wafted away in his snowy white arms the spirit of our darling Melvin Rogers.

He had been sick in the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana when God in His never failing wisdom saw it best to call him out of his suffering, and oh! How he did suffer! None knew better than those who stood at his bedside and so tenderly nursed and cared for him during his illness. All that tender loving care and nursing and medical skill could do, was done for him, but all to no avail. God saw it best to take him from us, and oh! How hard how awfully hard it was to give him up, but we should not question God’s judgment. All that we can do is live in the future so that when we too, shall cross over the river, that God will say, as we know he said to our dear husband, “Thou hast done they work well, enter ye into thy home prepared for you,” and there we shall be reunited with him where there will be no more heartache, or sad partings. But oh! we shall miss him so much in this life. May the God of all mercy, wisdom and love watch over us and comfort us all. We thank God for his sweet memory as we silently offer a prayer.

--Written by one who loved him so dearly, his wife, Vera Rogers.

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Nancy Elizabeth (Knight) Callaway
Jun 10, 1869 - Aug 27, 1946

NANCY ELIZABETH CALLOWAY DIES; RITES TO BE ON WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Calloway, aged 78 years, 320 West Sixth Avenue, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday morning at 6 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Mrs. Calloway had been a longtime Corsicana resident.

Surviving are two sons, J. R. Calloway, Corsicana and J. S. Calloway, California; two sisters, a brother and other relatives.

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FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR MRS. CALLOWAY WEDNESDAY, 2 P.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Calloway, 78, long-time Corsicana resident, who died Tuesday morning were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, a brother and two sisters.

Pallbearers were Jack Morris, Allen York, Bert Jones, Tom Ware, Ed Reed and Bill Shadix.

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James Rowland Callaway
Mar 23, 1894 - May 18, 1964

J. R. Callaway Rites Monday

J. R. Callaway, 70, native of Oklahoma, 1528 Cherry, died in Memorial hospital Sunday.

Funeral services will be from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Woody, pastor of the First Baptist church.

He was a welder and World War I Veteran.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Pierce Callaway, Corsicana; Jerry Callaway, Dallas, and L. G. Callaway, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Don Trock, California; Mrs. Lloyd Adams, Memphis Tenn., and Mrs. Tom Mitchell, Barry and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Edmond Railey, George Mitchell, T. G. Haynes, Bert Jones, Oran Nell and Frank Wilson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 18, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Dora Ozella (Crumbley) Callaway-Roberson Married Mar. 18, 1925; s/o John R. Callaway and Nancy Elizabeth (Knight) Callaway

Howard Lynn Callaway
Mar 27, 1954 - Jan 29, 1974

Lynn Callaway

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Lynn Callaway. 19, who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital after an illness. Rev. Joe Evans will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Retreat.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Callaway of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Gail Grimes of Corsicana and Mrs. Debbie Talley of Arlington; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Callaway of Ennis and Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Moore of Garland; and two nephews, Eric Talley of Arlington and Michael Lynn Grimes of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Dale Meador, Larry Meador, Jerry Watkins, Louis Palos, Bill Roughton and Lynn Langford.

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Jackson Lafayette Coffey
Jan 28, 1865 - Nov 24, 1946

RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR J. L. COFFEY, WHO DIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for J. L. Coffey, aged 81, native of Tennessee, who died at his home, 1418 West Sixth avenue, Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Memorial Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. L. Murdaugh, pastor, and Elder J. F. Prince, burial was in Hamilton cemetery with the Masonic lodge in charge. Masons were pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; six sons, C. C. Coffey, Chattanooga, Tenn.; G. C., W. D. and J. C. Coffey, all of Corsicana; R. L. Coffey, Pasadena, and D. C. Coffey, Levelland; four daughters, Mrs. Clara Dill Houston; Mrs. J. A. Covington, Mrs. D. C. Gathright and Mrs. C. E. Duke, all of Corsicana; 28 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. T. A. Taggert, Chattanooga and other relatives.

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Hazel Faye (Adams) Trent
Jun 22, 1935 - Apr 5, 2018

Obituary for Hazel F. Trent

Hazel Faye Adams ”Grandma” Trent, 82, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born June 22, 1935, to B. Miller Adams and Ida Bell Blackman Adams.

In her younger years, she worked for Minyards, Tom’s Foods, and Brookshire’s. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. She loved her family dearly and cooked delicious meals for everyone to enjoy. Anyone that was lucky enough to have her cooking always had high praises and bragged about it. She made everyone’s birthday special and holidays were her favorite. She took pride in making the family’s favorite cakes and meals. She was the family’s secret seamstress. Many years, she made the entire family matching outfits for Easter. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She loved spending time with her sisters. She delighted in being well put together every time she went out. She kept her house tidy and was adamant about her ways.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, sisters: Beatrice Ivy, Louise Collins, Doris Dubose, son-in-law- Randall Cottongame and granddaughter Chasity Griggs. She is survived by her children Joe "Jody" (Susie) Trent, Sharron "Sherry" (Tommy) Griggs, and Jerry (Gracie) Trent; grandchildren Jeri Stovall, Necole (Emily) Griggs, Shannon (Erin) Trent, Aline (Brian) Paul, Arron (Misty) Cottongame, Leslie (Brian) Chamberland, Lisa (Chris) Coston, Emily Griggs (boyfriend Preston), JR Trent (fiancé Nichole), Tommy "TL" (Shannon) Griggs II, and Doug (Amanda) Self; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; siblings Carrie Gusler, unofficial son John Collier along with a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral to follow at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons with her great-grandsons as honorary pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Elmer Shannon "Papa" Trent; d/o B. Miller Adams & Ida Bell (Blackman) Adams

Wade Bell Abernathy, Jr.
Jun 23, 1946 - Jun 23, 1946

Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Abernathy, died at the Navarro Clinic early Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a grandmother, Mrs. G. W. Abernathy, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Wade Bell Abernathy, Sr.
Oct 12, 1896 - Feb 20, 1974

Wade Abernathy

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Wade Abernathy, 77, of Corsicana who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Dr. J. I. Cartlidge will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana, a retired paint contractor, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. Hazel Ward of Corsicana; two nephews, Billy Burge of Corsicana and Robert Burge of Dallas.

Pallbearers include Clarence Crowson, Bill Brietz, Lewis Foster, Roy Bristow, Tommy Green, Floyd Knotts, Dr. Louis Gibson and Billy Butler.

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Emery Felix Little
Apr 25, 1868 - Feb 27, 1946

E. F. LITTLE RITES PLANNED THURSDAY; DIED EARLY TODAY

Funeral services for E. F. Little, 77, who died at his home in the Oak Valley Community early Wednesday, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday from the Pleasant Grove church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The Rev. Peyton Goodman and Rev. C. O. Gunter will conduct the services.

A resident of the Oak Valley Community 43 years, he is survived by his wife, three sons, Walter and Ed Little, both of Corsicana; George Little, Duncan, Okla., a brother and a sister, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Mary Elizabeth (Latham) Little
Feb 4, 1871 - Aug 16, 1954

Mrs. E. F. Little Expires Monday

Mrs. E. F. Little, 83, long-time Oak Valley resident, died at her home Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist circuit.

A native of Ramlap, Alabama, Mrs. Little had resided in the Oak Valley Community 50 years.

Surviving are three sons, J. Walter, G. W. and R. E. Little, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, J. M. Latham, Cleveland, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Elkins, Village Springs, Ala., and Mrs. Emma McCurry, Omeota, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be P. H. Franklin, F. H. Washburn, O. S. Burns, O. S. Bryson, Truly Etheredge and Lester Atkins.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Little

Funeral services for Mrs. E. F. Little, 83, who died at her home in the Oak Valley community Monday night, were held Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist circuit.

A native of Alabama, she had resided at Oak Valley 50 years.

Surviving are three sons, J. Walter, G. W. and R. E. Little, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, J. M. Latham, Cleveland, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Elkins, Village Springs, Ala., and Mrs. Emma McCurry, Omeota, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were P. H. Franklin, F. H. Washburn, O. S. Burns, O. S. Bryson, Truly Etheredge and Lester Atkins.

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Clifton Eugene “Cliff” Franks
Jul 30, 1908 - Jun 24, 1946

Rites Held Thursday For Cliff Franks

Funeral services for Cliff Franks, aged 38 years, who died suddenly at Odessa Monday afternoon while at work, were held at the Hamilton cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. L. Murdaugh, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, and the Masonic Lodge.

A native of Corsicana, Franks was a World War II Veteran and was employed by an oil company.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. T. N. Franks, Corsicana; two brothers, J. O. Franks, Sundown, and E. P. Franks, Odessa; and a sister, Miss Mary Ella Franks, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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David Oden Adams
Nov 26, 1873 - Dec 24, 1946

DAVID O. ADAMS FUNERAL RITES HELD THURSDAY

David O. Adams, aged 73 years, 703 East Tenth avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker.

Adams was a native Texan.

Surviving are six sons, B. M. Adams, Kerens; R. V. Adams, Anna; D. Z., S. A. and V. A. Adams, all of San Antonio; Elmore Adams, Melissa; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Wilson, Brownfield; Mrs. Mamie Simmons, Kerens; Lillie Adams, San Antonio; and Mrs. Ollie Poleak, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Scott, Irving, and Mrs. Ollie Foster, Britton, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Dora (Adamson) Lynch
Aug 24, 1894 - Dec 28, 1969

Mrs. D. Lynch Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Dora Lynch, 75, a native of Navarro County died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 12 years and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. James E. McKee with interment in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, M. A. Lynch of Corsicana; two sons, T. V. Lynch of Arlington and Capt. L. O. Lynch of Allendale, Va.; two brothers, Charlie Adamson of Corsicana and C. G. Adamson of Humble; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Austin, Mrs. Ethel Miller, Mrs. Clara McCain and Mrs. Vera Harwell all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Redden, Harold Scott, Charles Pugh, Lloyd Averitt, R. M. Bowden and W. S. Ponder.

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Lynch Services

Funeral Services were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Dora Lynch. The rites were conducted by the Rev. James McKee with interment in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, two brothers, four sisters, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Nancy Edna "Nannie" (Pugh) McCage
Jul 23, 1871 - Dec 31, 1946

MRS. NANNIE M’CAGE FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Nannie McCage, aged 75 years, native of Angus, and life-long resident of this vicinity died at the family home at the State Home early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a son, S. V. McCage, Cranford; two daughters, Mrs. E. M. Stewart and Mrs. M. F. Reed, both of Corsicana; a step-son, E. D. McCage, Dallas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Tom Ware, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank Ware, Fred Ware, Lynn McCage, Leroy Stewart, Olay Sandberg and S. J. Cooley.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. NANNIE M’CAGE HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie McCage, 75, native of Navarro county, who died at her home at the State Home early Tuesday morning were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a son, S. V. McCage, Cranford; two daughters, Mrs. E. M. Stewart and Mrs. M. F. Reed, both of Corsicana; a step-son, E. D. McCage, Dallas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Tom Ware, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Ware, Fred Ware, Lynn McCage, Leroy Stewart, Olay Sandberg and S. J. Cooley.

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Samuel Vivian McCage
Dec 25, 1894 - Mar 2, 1959

S. V. McCage of Crawford Dies

Samuel Vivian McCage, 64, of Crawford, died in a Waco hospital Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church at Crawford Sunday at 3 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Crawford. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery here.

Eagle Scouts were pallbearers.

McCage was a member of the National Forest Ranger service, was active in Boy Scout work and was an official of the Crawford School system for 17 years, before his recent retirement because of illness.

Surviving are three sons, Travis McCage, Farmington, N. M.; Francis McCage, Austin and Vivian McCage, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Ware, Angus; Mrs. M. F. Reid, and Mrs. Elbert Stewart, both of Midland; a brother, Elmo McCage, Dallas; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin directed.

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Nannie Bessie (McCage) Ware
Jul 11, 1883 - Mar 17, 1976

Mrs. Ware

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bessie Ware, 92, resident of Angus, who died Wednesday at Twilight Home. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beaman Cemetery.

She was a native of McLellan County and lived in Angus 60 years.

Survivors include two sons, Lee Roy Ware of Corsicana and Frank Ware of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Herman White of McKinney and Mrs. D. W. Honeycutt of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Reed and Mrs. Martha Stewart both of Midland; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Ware

The Revs. Bill Grimes, David Hale, and Harold Lansford were to officiate at the 3:30 p.m. Thursday services at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bessie Ware, 92, who died Wednesday

Burial was to follow at Hamilton-Beaman Cemetery.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Frances Lee “Dora” (Smith) Cantwell-Breeland
Oct 29, 1874 - Oct 7, 1954

Friday Services For Mrs. Breeland

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Breeland, 79, who died at the Twilight Home Thursday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jesse P. Kirkland, Assembly of God minister.

Mrs. Breeland was born in Navarro county, Oct. 29, 1874.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ola Burge, Corsicana; two sons, L. L. Cantwell, Houston, and James Breeland, Los Angeles; a brother, Alonzo Smith, Denton; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 8, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Samuel M. “Sam” Cantwell married Jul. 26, 1888 2nd husband Frank James Breeland married May 16, 1903 buried in Younger cemetery; d/o Felix Jackson Smith buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Texas & Loucinda Pearl “Lou” (McNeely) Smith death certificate shows her to be buried in Ennis also (Felix remarried to Mary Levenia Smith Seelye)

Minnie Ola (Cantwell) Burge
Sep 25, 1893 - Sep 22, 1963

Mrs. Ola Burge Expires Sunday

Mrs. Ola Burge, 70, wife of O. A. Burge, 1608 West Twelfth avenue, died at the Bryan Home Sunday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, W. L. (Bill) Burge, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Read, Streetman; a grandson, Hollis Riggs, Corsicana; a great-granddaughter, Cynthia Riggs, Corsicana; two brothers, Luther Cantwell, Houston, and James Breeland, Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep. 23, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Oley A. Burge married Sep 12, 1914; d/o Samuel M. “Sam” Cantwell & Frances Lee “Dora” (Smith) Cantwell-Breeland

Oley A. Burge
Nov 14, 1886 - Nov 7, 1975

Oley Burge

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Oley A. Burge, 88, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

He was a native of Roane, and had lived in Corsicana 75 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Read of Corsicana; a grandson, Hollis Riggs of Corsicana; two great-grandchildren, Cindy and Kevin of Corsicana; a brother, Joe E. Burge of Curio, Ga., and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 7, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie Ola (Cantwell) Burge married Sep 12, 1914; s/o George or John Burge & William Ada “Willie” (Phillips) Burge-Dewitt

Braxton Bragg “Brack” Granger
Jul 2, 1889 - May 7, 1961

B. B. Granger Expires Sunday

B. B. Granger, 71, retired grocer, died Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Memorial Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bracey Bledsoe, Baptist minister of Temple, formerly of Corsicana and Jack Goff.

Granger was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, and was a past grand. The Odd Fellows will have charge of graveside rites. He was a deacon and member of the Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, G. F. Granger, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. D. W. Williams, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Jollar and Mrs. Mollie Truitt, both of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Fred Bone, Derrell Adam, Ruby Owen, Ralph Maddox, Clyde Anglin and Lloyd Collard.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 8, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jennie Mozelle (Stewart) Granger s/o George W. Grainger and Rhoda Ann Elizabeth (Lawler) Grainger buried in Bethel Cemetery, Bear Creek, Franklin, Alabama (Braxton is listed as Granger but his parents are listed as Grainger) ( his siblings, some spell it Grainger and others Granger - T. J. Granger, Mary Mollie Eugenia (Grainger) Truitt, Winnie Davis (Grainger) Coleman-Lollar, are all children of George W. Grainger and Rhoda Ann Elizabeth (Lawler) Grainger)

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B. B. Granger Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for B. B. Granger, 71, retired grocer, who died Sunday were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Memorial Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracey Bledsoe of Temple, former pastor, assisted by Jack Goff. Graveside services were conducted by the Odd Fellows.

Granger was a deacon and member of the Memorial Baptist church and was a past grand of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, G. F. Granger, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. D. W. Williams, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Jollar and Mrs. Mollie Truitt, both of Birmingham, Ala.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Bone, Derrell Adam, Ruby Owen, Ralph Maddox, Clyde Anglin and Lloyd Collard.

Griffin directed.

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Ishmael Lee Granger
Nov 8, 1921 - Dec 2, 1954

I. L. Granger Is Fatally Injured

Ishmael Lee Granger, 34, formerly of Corsicana, was fatally injured in an automobile accident near McAllen Thursday night. He is employed by the Texas Company at Escobas, Texas.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Friday afternoon pending the arrival of his wife and family from Houston where they were visiting relatives, but burial will be in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Linda and Judy Granger, all of Escobas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Granger, Corsicana; a brother, G. F. Granger, Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. D. W. Williams, Waco, and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Rites Incomplete For I. L. Granger

Funeral arrangements for Ismael Lee Granger, 34, fatally injured in an automobile accident near McAllen Thursday, were still incomplete Saturday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

Granger was reared in Corsicana. He was employed by the Texas Company at Escobas, Texas.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bracey A. Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Linda and Judy Granger, all of Escobas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Granger, Corsicana; a brother, G. F. Granger, Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. D. W. Williams, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Chirafis, Buster Auerbach, Don Auerbach, Truitt Brown, Clyde Anglin, Rudolph Palmeri.

Griffin will direct.

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Sunday Services For I. L. Granger

Funeral services for Ishmael Lee Granger, 34, of Escobas, killed in a car accident near McAllen, Thursday, were held from the Emanuel Baptist church here Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. A. Bledsoe, pastor, assisted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Granger, an employe of the Texas Company was reared in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Linda and Judy Granger, all of Escobas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Granger, Corsicana; a brother, G. F. Granger, Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. D. W. Williams, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Chirafis, Buster Auerbach, Don Auerbach, Truitt Brown, Clyde Anglin, Rudolph Palmeri, all of Corsicana, and D. K. Stewart, H. H. Despain, Carl Haliburton, West Davis, Bill Turner, Jack Warrick, all of Escobas.

Griffin directed.

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Harold Joyce Franklin, Sr.
Sep 21, 1923 - Aug 24, 1946

Kilgore Resident Killed Here In Bus-Car Collision

Harold Joyce Franklin, aged 22 years, of Kilgore, died in the Navarro clinic Saturday at 6:30 p.m. a half hour after the car in which he was riding figured in a collision involving a southbound Continental bus at the intersection of East Collin street and Highway 75. His death is the sixth automobile fatality in Navarro county during 1946.

James Henry Freeman about 21, Mildred companion of Franklin is in the Navarro clinic with head and chest injuries, but his condition is not regarded as critical.

Eye-witnesses were quoted as saying that the car in which the two young men were riding was traveling in an easterly direction, while the bus was proceeding in a southern direction. It was en route from Dallas to Houston. Bus officials said no passengers on the bus or the driver were injured by the impact.

Franklin a former service man, was employed at Kilgore. He was discharged from the army last April. The deceased was a member of the New London Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and a son, David Harold, both of Kilgore; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Franklin, Mildred; four sisters, Bernice Franklin, Mildred; Mrs. Irene Lucas, Ennis; Joy Merle Franklin, Mildred, and Mrs. Ben McBroom, Corsicana; two brothers, Pfc. Lloyd Franklin; U. S. Army in Germany, and Floyd Franklin, Monahans.

Franklin was on a week-end visit here at the time of the accident.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Home chapel with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Pallbearers were Randal Jackson, Harold Garland, Durwood Gaines, David Burnett, Paul Burnett and Alden Wilcox.

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Jessie Lee Franklin
Dec 5, 1891 - Feb 26, 1959

J. L. Franklin Dies At Houston

J. L. Franklin, 67, former resident of Mildred, resident of Texas City, died in the M. D. Anderson Clinic in Houston Friday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Strother, Baptist minister of Houston.

Franklin left this community in 1947 to reside at Texas City.

Surviving are three sons, Bernice Floyd and Loyd Franklin, all of Texas City; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Lucas, Ennis; Joy Marie Franklin, Texas City, and Mrs. Delores Jones, Houston; four grandchildren, Larry Lee Franklin, Texas City; Perry Lee Jones, Houston; David Franklin and Harold J. Franklin, Jr., both of San Angelo; mother, Mrs. Lenora Franklin, Ranger; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Morgan, Gladewater, and Mrs. Ada Lupe, Ranger; two brothers, Cecil Franklin, Odessa and Estill Franklin, Eastland, and other relatives.

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J. L. Franklin Rites Saturday

J. L. Franklin, 67, oil field worker, formerly of Mildred, died in the M. D. Anderson Clinic in Houston Thursday. He resided at Texas City.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Strother of Houston and Rev. Dick Freeman, Texas City, both Baptist ministers.

Franklin resided in the Mildred community for many years, moving to Henderson in 1957 and then to Big Spring. He went to Texas City last year.

Surviving are his wife of Texas City; three daughters, Mrs. Bob Jones, Houston; Mrs. Urban Lucas, Ennis, and Miss Joy Marie Franklin, Texas City; three sons, Bernice, Floyd, Loyd Franklin, all of Texas City; eight grandchildren, Larry Franklin, Texas City; Gary F. Lucas, Ennis; David Harold Franklin and Harold Joyce Franklin, Jr., both of San Angelo; Mike and Tim Franklin, both of Texas City; Terry Lee Jones, Houston, and Linda Franklin, Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. Lenora Franklin, Ranger; four sisters, Mrs. E. C. Morgan, Gladewater; Mrs. Etta Warren and Mrs. A. A. Adams, both of Abilene, and Mrs. Ada Loper, Ranger; three brothers, J. E. Franklin, Eastland; D. D. Franklin, Novix, and C. G. Franklin, Odessa and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Travis Owens, Lee Brashear, John E. Whitten, Bert Massengill, Carl Lockard and Wilson Harrison.

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George Henry Roper, Sr.
Aug 5, 1870 - Sep 25, 1946

GEORGE H. ROPER, SR., RITES SLATED THURS. AFTERNOON

Funeral services for George H. Roper, Sr., 76, who died at his residence here early today, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday from the Corley Chapel with burial in Hamilton cemetery. He has resided here since 1914. The Rev. Robt. Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, will conduct the services.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Garland, Corsicana; five sons, George H. Jr., Houston; John P., Dallas; William B., Corsicana; Robert H., Ennis, and Chris W. Roper, Dallas; seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be P. A. Simpson, Pete Szenasy, Mike Szenasy, H. C. Griffin, A. R. Cravens, and Dave Hall.

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Rites Held Thursday For G. H. Roper, Sr.

Funeral services were to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Corley Chapel for George H. Roper, Sr., 76, who died Wednesday at his home. Rites were to be conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Roper, a resident of Corsicana over 30 years, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Garland, Corsicana; five sons, George H. Jr., Houston; John P., Dallas; William B., Corsicana; Robert H., Ennis, and Chris W. Dallas. Seven grandchildren also survive.

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Thelma Naomi (Goode) Ray
Jun 16, 1914 - Sep 23, 1946

MRS. ROY A RAY RITES ARE SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Roy A. Ray, aged 32 years, died at her home in the Powell community Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. O. Sluder, pastor of the Powell Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Roy A. Ray, Powell; a son, Alton Ray; five daughters, Naomi, Barbara, Geline, Myrtle and Waniza LaVerne Ray, all of Powell; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Goode, Corsicana, and two brothers, Leron T. Goode and J. W. Goode, both of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Roy A. Ray Rites On Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Roy A. Ray, 32, who died in her home in the Powell community Monday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. O. Sluder, pastor of the Powell Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, six children, all of Powell; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Goode, Corsicana, and two brothers, Leron T. Goode and J. W. Goode, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Charles Kent, W. L. Rutherford, W. S. Rutherford, C. A. Rash and E. A. White.

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Roy Alonzo Ray
Jul 9, 1910 - May 30, 1952

2 Dead, Another Wounded In Night Odessa Shooting

ODESSA, May 30—(AP)—A shooting behind a downtown Odessa café last night brought death to two persons and left a third critically wounded.

Mrs. Elsie Sanders, 34, owner and operator of the café, was dead on arrival at a hospital shortly after shooting at 11 p.m. (EST.)

Roy A. Ray, 41, oilfield roughneck from Odessa, died in a hospital at 7 this morning. Marion (Ace) Gilcrease, 43, car salesman from Santa Fe, N. M., was critically hurt.

Walks to Car.
Police Chief J. J. Heaton said Ray walked up to the car where Mrs. Sanders and Gilcrease were sitting, shot the two, and then stuck the barrel of the .38 caliber revolver in his mouth and pulled the trigger.

Heaton said “apparently there was a jealousy angle.” He quoted Gilcrease as saying he did not know Ray nor know why Ray shot him.

Gilcrease came here from Santa Fe several months ago and had been unemployed.

Aoura Singler, 23, a waitress in the café, said she heard shots fired and walked out to the car.

“The son of a gun shot us,” she quoted Gilcrease as saying as she looked in the car. Mrs. Sanders was in the driver’s seat.

Mrs. Singler returned to the café to call an ambulance. Gilcrease followed her saying, He shot us both.: He fainted at the front door of the café.

Man Shot in Back.
The police chief said Mrs. Sanders was shot once through the chest, twice in the left arm, and that a fourth shot tore off the end of her nose. He said Gilcrease was shot once, in the back.

Heaton said Mrs. Sanders’ husband is working as an oil field driller at Freer in South Texas. Gilcrease was quoted by the police chief as saying he had offered Mrs. Sanders a ride to another café and that the swhooting occurred on their return to Mrs. Sanders’ café about 20 minutes later.

Notes:

  • h/o Thelma Naomi (Goode) Ray s/o Charles Levy “Charley” Ray, Sr. and Willie Lee (Vaughan) Ray
  • Hamilton cemetery

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Former Resident Dies At Odessa

Former Resident Dies At Odessa

Roy A. Ray, former resident of Corsicana, died at Odessa Friday.

Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery. Other funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Surviving are five daughters, Naomi, Barbara, Geline, Myrtle and Wanza Ray, all of Corsicana; a son, Aldon Ray, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Winnie Lee Ray, Corsicana; three brothers, Thorp R. Ray of Harrison, Ark.,; Charles L. Ray of Corsicana and Joe W. Ray of Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Bradshaw of Corsicana, and Mrs. Letha Spinks of Glen Rose, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Sunday Services For Roy A. Ray

Funeral services for Roy A. Ray, 41, former resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Odessa, will be held here Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, Naomi, Barbara, Geline, Myrtle and Wanza Ray, all of Corsicana; a son, Aldon Ray, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Winnie Lee Ray, Corsicana; three brothers, Thorp R. Ray of Harrison, Ark.,; Charles L. Ray of Corsicana and Joe W. Ray of Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Bradshaw of Corsicana, and Mrs. Letha Spinks of Glen Rose, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Sunday Rites For Roy A. Ray

Funeral services were held here Sunday for Roy A. Ray, 41, former resident of Corsicana who died Friday in Odessa.

Rites were held at the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, Naomi, Barbara, Geline, Myrtle and Wanza Ray, all of Corsicana; a son, Aldon Ray, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Winnie Lee Ray, Corsicana; three brothers, Thorp R. Ray of Harrison, Ark.,; Charles L. Ray of Corsicana and Joe W. Ray of Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Bradshaw of Corsicana, and Mrs. Letha Spinks of Glen Rose, and other relatives.

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Ethel (Kimbrough) Goode
Aug 7, 1891 - Oct 10, 1972

Mrs. Goode

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. L. M. Goode, 81, of Corsicana who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; two sons, L. T. Goode and J. W. Goode, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Kimbrough of Muleshoe and Carlos Kimbrough of Snider; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Eubanks of Muleshoe and Mrs. Olga Weeks of Tulia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Goode

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. L. M. Goode, 81, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Kenward Goode was to officiate, and burial was to be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews..

Pallbearers were to be L. V. Johnston, Earl E. Gilbert, Sr., Earl E. Gilbert, Jr., Paul Rios, Marvin Brock and Charles R. Holditch; and honorary pallbearers were to be Alton W. Ray and Johnny Goode.

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Mrs. Goode

Services were at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at a local funeral home for Mrs. L. M. Goode, 81, of Corsicana who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Kenward Goode officiated, and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Artie Lee (Boulware) Goode
Oct 6, 1913 - Oct 19, 1964

Mrs. L. T. Goode Expires Monday

Mrs. Leron T. Goode, 51, of 711 West Tenth avenue, died Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Memorial Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Marion E. (Vera) Brock, Ennis; a son, Leron K. Goode, Corsicana; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Lena Boulware, Corsicana; four brothers, M. H. Boulware, Fluvanna; Bruce Boulware, Navarro; Denver Boulware, Frost, and Webb Boulware, Sweetwater; four sisters, Mrs. T. B. Lindsey, Snyder; Mrs. J. W. Smith, Carrollton; Mrs. S. R. Farmer, Tyler, and Mrs. Sam Sykes, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 20, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Leron Thom Goode Married May 27, 1937; d/o Robert Humphrey Boulware & Eleanor Arizona “Lena” (White) Boulware buried in Rice cemetery, Rice, Tx.

Danny Goode
B&D Aug 31, 1951

Goode Infants’ Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Ranney and Dannie Goode, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Goode of Corsicana, who died early Friday at the P. and S. Hospital, will be held at 9 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Johnnie Goode, Jr., Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Goode, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crawford, Fairfield.

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Saturday Rites For Goode Infants

Funeral services for Ranney and Dannie Goode, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Goode, were held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Griffin Chapel. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery. The twins died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Johnnie Goode, Jr., Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Goode, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crawford, Fairfield.

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Ranny Goode
B&D Aug 31, 1951

Goode Infants’ Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Ranney and Dannie Goode, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Goode of Corsicana, who died early Friday at the P. and S. Hospital, will be held at 9 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Johnnie Goode, Jr., Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Goode, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crawford, Fairfield.

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Saturday Rites For Goode Infants

Funeral services for Ranney and Dannie Goode, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Goode, were held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Griffin Chapel. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery. The twins died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Johnnie Goode, Jr., Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Goode, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crawford, Fairfield.

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Leron Thom Goode
Apr 10, 1917 - Jul 20, 2015

Obituary for Leron T. Goode

Leron Thom Goode, 98, of Corsicana passed away July 20, 2015 in Corsicana. He was born April 10, 1917 in Snyder, Texas to Lloyd Moore Goode and Ethel K. Kimbrough Goode.

He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Shanna Brock.

He is survived by his children, Vera Goode Brock Findlay and husband Thomas of Ennis and Kenward Goode and wife Diana of Bullard. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10:00 am Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Goode and Pastor Alton Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Beeman cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Artie Lee (Boulware) Goode married May 27, 1937 2nd wife Patsy Mae (unk) Goode Nov. 7, 1964 3rd wife Opal Era (Cooper) Briggs-Goode married Sep. 26, 1968 4th wife Ula Mae Frances (Whitfield) Goode married Jun. 18, 1985 s/o Lloyd Moore Goode and Ethel (Kimbrough) Goode

Jesse Ray Baldwin
Jul 5, 1941 - Feb 20, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES JESSE RAY BALDWIN HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Jesse Ray Baldwin, aged four years, who died in the Navarro clinic Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Greenwaldt, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Baldwin, Richland; four brothers, James Baldwin, Corsicana; Lloyd, Billy and Earl Baldwin, all of Richland; three sisters, Juanita, Jo Edith and Irene Baldwin, all of Richland, and grandparents, W. I. Baldwin, Richland, and Mrs. M. E. Lane, Corsicana.

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George W. Jacobs
Jan 8, 1856 – 1946

GEORGE W. JACOBS, CORSICANA RESIDENT FOR 15 YEARS, DIES

George W. Jacobs, aged 90 years, died at the home of his brother, D. A. Jacobs, Corsicana, Route 3, Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by J. C. Bristow.

A native of Arkansas, Jacobs had resided in Corsicana the past 15 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Hollifield, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Lula Chaney, Barrison, and Mrs. Zula Boles, Cleveland; a brother; 21 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Jacobs was a member of the Baptist church.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL HELD FOR GEORGE W. JACOBS

Funeral services for George W. Jacobs, aged 90 years, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. C. Bristow.

A native of Arkansas, Jacobs had resided in Corsicana the past 15 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Hollifield, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Lula Chaney, Barrison, and Mrs. Zula Boles, Cleveland; a brother; 21 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

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David Aaron “Bud” Jacobs
May 16, 1863 - Feb 16, 1954

D. A. (Bud) Jacobs Rites Thursday

David Arron (Bud) Jacobs, 89, retired farmer, native of Arkansas, died at his home on Allyn avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Bristow and Rev. C. O. Gunter.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, A. L. and Neal Jacobs, both of Corsicana; three daughters. Mrs. Gus Hutchins, Rice, and Mrs. L. L. Elmore, Corsicana, and Mrs. T. H. Coulson, Fort Worth; 28 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Rites Thursday For D. A. Jacobs

Funeral services for David Aaron (Bud) Jacobs, 89, retired farmer, who died at his home on Allyn avenue, Tuesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Bristow and Rev. C. O. Gunter.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, A. L. and Neal Jacobs, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Gus Hutchins, Rice; Mrs. L. L. Elmore, Fort Worth; 28 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Brenda Sue Capehart
B&D Jul. 20, 1946

FUNERAL FOR BRENDA SUE CAPEHART TO BE SUNDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Brenda Sue Capeheart, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Capehart of Navarro, will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at Hamilton cemetery. She died at P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning.

Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the Assembly of God Church will officiate.

Survivors, besides the parents include a sister, Yvonne; two brothers, Arvil Donald and Larry Guenn, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Capehart, Angus, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Willie E. Monroe, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BRENDA SUE CAPEHART SUNDAY

Funeral services for Brenda Sue Capehart, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Capehart of Navarro, who died Saturday morning at the P. and S. Hospital were held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Yvonne; two brothers, Arvil Donald and Larry Guenn, all of Navarro; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Capehart, Angus, and Mrs. Willie E. Monroe, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Truman Edward Jergins
Jun 17, 1918 - Jan 21, 1946

Truman E. Jergins Fatally Injured In Automobile Crash

Truman E. Jergins, aged 27 years, 1119 West Seventh avenue, was fatally injured Wednesday night about 7:45 o’clock in an automobile accident in the 800 block on West Seventh avenue. Jergins, a returned Seabee, is the first automobile fatality in Navarro county for 1946. He was released from the armed forces Oct. 22, 1945, as a MM 3-c after duty in the South Pacific. Fifteen were killed in Navarro county auto accidents in 1945.

A McCammon ambulance answered the call.

Police reports stated that a 41 Dodge truck, owned and operated by V. L. Warren of Corbet, was parked along the curb following car trouble, and he had left the vehicle to seek aid. The 1938 Ford coach, occupied by Jergins and a man named Lewis, struck the rear of the truck, the police report said. The truck was damaged while the automobile was demolished.

Both car and truck were brought to the City Cab Co., site at the intersection of Main and Collin streets where they attracted considerable attention.

Jergins was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Navarro clinic. Lewis was not admitted to the clinic and was not hurt, it was reported.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. D. Geddie, Corsicana Baptist Association missionary.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Dano Maria and Nancy Sue Jergins, Corsicana; parents, Mrs. and Mrs. E. J. Jergins, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Audline Henry, Corsicana; Mrs. Edith Bone, Dallas, and Mrs. Barbara Sue Jergins,Corsicana, and other relatives.

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RITES FRIDAY FOR TRUMAN E. JERGINS, ACCIDENT VICTIM

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Truman E. Jergins, 27, fatally injured in an automobile accident Wednesday night on West Seventh avenue. Jergins’ death was the first auto fatality in Navarro county during 1946.

The rites were conducted by Rev. D. D. Geddie, Corsicana Baptist Association missionary. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Jergins was an occupant of a 1938 Ford coach that police said crashed into the rear of a parked truck belonging to V. L. Warren of Corbet. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Navarro Clinic.

Jergins was discharged October 22, 1945, from the Seabees after duty in the South Pacific.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Dano Maria and Nancy Sue Jergins, all of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Jergins, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Audine Henry, Corsicana; Mrs. Edith Bone, Dallas, and Barbara Sue Jergins, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dual Allen, Clyde Richards, Dorsey Richards, Doyle Moore, Devane Rash, Buddy Farmer, T. C. Lewis and Joe Henry.

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Nichols Aaron “Nick” Momma
Aug 18, 1893 - Mar 1, 1952

Nick Momma Dies Saturday Night

N. A. (Nick) Momma, 58, of Fort Worth, died here Saturday night. He had been visiting a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Womack, here.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. W. Kitterman of Fort Worth, assisted by Rev. S. R. Estes, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Yande Momma, Fort Worth,; a daughter, Mrs. Womack, and two granddaughters, Donna and Nancy Jergins, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Bob Alexander, James Wright, H. C. Sewell, Alex Paviosky, Paul Addington, and L. D. Prince.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 3, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Gracie Mae (Pierce) Momma-Porter buried in Memorial Park cemetery, Neosho, Missouri 2nd wife Yolande (Dysart) Momma buried in Mount Olivet cemetery, Fort Worth, Tx. s/o Valentine “Val” Momma and Luela May (Grant) Momma buried in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas

Omega Winona (Brenton) Spence
Dec 29, 1917 - Feb 14, 1974

Mrs. Spence

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Earl N. Spence, 57, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. George R. Carey will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hubbard.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Sherry Hendricks of Dallas, Mrs. Linda Hughes of Pasadena, and Mrs. Joyce Nichols of Pasadena. Two sons, Ronnie Spence of Clairmont, Calif., and Wayne Spence of Pasadena; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, John Brenton, Chermal, Calif. and Aubrey Brenton of Dallas.

Pallbearers include J. E. Spence, W. C. Spence, L. L. Spence, A. A. (Joe) Brenton, W. R. Hughes and Lennard Hendricks.

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George Washington Murphy
Jun 12, 1899 - Dec 4, 1962

George Murphy Rites Thursday

Funeral services for George W. Murphy, 63, of 1016 South Twenty-Ninth street, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Pentecostal Church of God, 817 South Fifteenth street, with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Williams and Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Mae Murphy, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Daisy Robinson, Streetman; Mrs. Hazel Carroll, Garland; Mrs. Georgia Faughtinberry, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Rosie Thompson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lillie Sanders, Houston; 20 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ray Murphy, Billy Murphy, James Murphy, LeRoy Poteet, Ray Poteet and Troy Morehead.

Corley directs.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Hollingsworth
May 26, 1946 - May 27, 1946

INFANT CHILDREN OF MR. AND MRS. J. O. HOLLINGSWORTH DIE

Funeral services for the infant son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hollingsworth, Corsicana, Route 3, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Monday morning were held at the Hamilton cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, where interment was made. The twins were born at the hospital Sunday night.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

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

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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INFANT SON Hollingsworth
B&D May 26, 1946

INFANT CHILDREN OF MR. AND MRS. J. O. HOLLINGSWORTH DIE

Funeral services for the infant son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hollingsworth, Corsicana, Route 3, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Monday morning were held at the Hamilton cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, where interment was made. The twins were born at the hospital Sunday night.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

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

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Dollie Mae (Rhoden) Ross
Dec 7, 1904 - Nov 28, 1973

Mrs. Ross

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Dollie Ross, 68, of Dawson, who died Wednesday in Dallas.

Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro county.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. J. O. Dycus of San Antonio, Mrs. L. D. Cole of Carrollton; Mrs. Leon Gailey, Mrs. Helen Walker, and Mrs. Johnnie Pipes all of Dallas; and Mrs. A. C. Spears of Euless; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Hubert C. Rhoden of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Wortham of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs. Nov 29, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John H. Ross married Aug. 26, 1922; d/o William Luther Rhoden buried Oakwood cemetery & Jessie (Persons) Rhoden

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Mrs. Ross

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Dollie Ross, 68, of Dawson, who died Wednesday in Dallas.

Burial was to be at Hamilton cemetery with Rev. J. R. Eddins officiating.

Survivors include six daughters, 24 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

Pallbearers include Ernest Carroll, Baxter Seale, S. O. Johnson, Ernest Judkins, Aubrey Berry and Joe Reynolds.

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Rachel Alice (Conroe) Knotts
Aug 22, 1868 - Aug 11, 1947

Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Rachel Knotts

Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Knotts, aged 78 years, who died Monday morning, are scheduled Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Revs. Jack Goff and Dan Clark.

Native of Indiana, Mrs. Knotts resided at Angus 50 years before moving to Corsicana 18 months ago. She was the widow of the late J. R. Knotts of Angus.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. S. S. Parker, Corsicana, and Mrs. S. F. Thomas, Angus; a step-daughter, Mrs. J. W. Davidson, Corsicana; two sons, L. E. Knotts, Corsicana and Floyd E. Knotts, Overton; a stepson, Lennie Knotts, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Bill Bobbitt, Kerens and other relatives.

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June McKissack Clark
May 3, 1903 - Apr 20, 1974

J. Clark

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church for June Clark, 70, resident of Retreat, who died at 12 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. J. I. Cartlidge and Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Clark was a native of Freestone County and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a retired poultry man and a feed and grocery salesman.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. June Clark of Retreat; one son, June P. Clark of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Steele and Mrs. J. A. Coleman of Streetman, Mrs. Kate McConnico of Kingsville and Mrs. Henry Cole of Fairfield; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill Olsen, Millard Lake, Don Lake, Bill Brietz, Don Tekell, Geral York, Richard Cummins, Dr. James Price, Joe Seale, Jim Kerley, and Jim Highnote.

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Addie Lee (McKissack) Colson-Wigley
Feb 14, 1866 - Jan 1, 1951

Mrs. W. J. Wigley Dies On Monday

Mrs. W. J. Wigley, 84, died Monday at 5:10 a.m. at 1421 West Tenth avenue.

Born in Alabama, Feb. 14, 1866, she had resided in Corsicana 75 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Williard E. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors are a son, W. D. Colson, Washington, D. C.; three daughters, Mrs. H. F. Carter, Corsicana; Mrs. L. W. Rennaker, Brockway, Pa., and Mrs. O. G. Roach, Tomball; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers-in-law, R. M. Wigley, Corsicana, and L. B. Wigley, Waureka, Okla., and other relatives.

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Edward Lloyd "Eddie" Warnell, Jr.
Jun 11, 1942 - Oct 7, 1947

Thursday Rites For Eddie L. Warnell, Jr.

Eddie Loyd Warnell, Jr., aged 5 years, died in an Abilene hospital Tuesday.

A short funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the Trinity Baptist church in Fort Worth and another service will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Loyd Warnell, and a sister, Judy, all of Fort Worth, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bottoms, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Warnell, Abilene.

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EDDIE LOYD WARNELL, JR., FUNERAL RITES HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Eddie Loyd Warnell, Jr., aged five years who died in an Abilene hospital Tuesday, were held from the Griffin Chapel here Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. R. J. Fletcher, pastor of the Farmer Baptist church conducted the rites. Burial was in
Hamilton cemetery. A short service was held at the Trinity Baptist church in Fort Worth Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. LeFevers conducting the rites.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Warnell and a sister, Judy Warnell, all of Fort Worth; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bottoms, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Warnell, Abilene.

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Jester William Warnell
May 14, 1910 - May 20, 1963

Jester Warnell Rites Thursday

Jester W. Warnell, 52, formerly of Corsicana, died at his home in Boerne, Texas, Monday night.

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

Warnell was connected with the YMCA here as assistant physician director for several years and was in the Navy during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, James and David Warnell, and a daughter, Catherine Ann, Boerne; a brother, Dr. Edward L. Warnell, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Smith, Dallas, and Mrs. Godfrey Schandera, Lott, and other relatives.

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Thursday Rites Jester Warnell

Funeral services for Jester W. Warnell, 52, who died in Boerne Monday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor of the Second Avenue Missionary Baptist church.

Warnell formerly was assistant physical director of the Corsicana YMCA and resided here for a number of years. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, James and David Warnell, and a daughter, Catherine Ann, all of Boerne; a brother, Dr. Edward L. Warnell, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Smith, Dallas, and Mrs. Godfrey Schanders, Lott, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aubrey Smith, Joe T. Smith, Aubrey Seale, J. C. Payne, Jack Russell and G. C. Rinker.

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Bennie Mae (Lester) Roney-Sammons-Blackstone
Dec 28, 1917 - Oct 7, 2019

Bennie Roney Sammons Blackstone was the youngest of three daughters of Cal and Betty Francis Lester of Terrell, Texas. Bennie grew up in Terrell and graduated at Terrell High School. She then went to Ennis, Texas as manager of Western Union where she met U.C. Roney. They married and had three daughters, Sylvia, Rachael, and Kathy Roney.

In 1960, she went to work as a real estate salesperson in Corsicana. In 1968 she founded her own company Town and Country Real Estate. She was the first "Realtor of the Year" in Corsicana. She married Tom Sammons and were married until he passed away. Bennie continued her real estate business and moved her office to her home, keeping her Broker License until her death.

She married her childhood sweetheart from Terrell, James L. Blackstone, a retired Warrant officer of the United States Navy and retiree from the General Service Administration. They lived in Terrell and Corsicana until his death in 2005.

Bennie is survived by her three daughters Sylvia and husband Benny Parrish of Dallas, Rachael and husband Art Throgmorton of Fort Worth, and Kathy Roney of Corsicana, her step-children, Shirley Sammons Cox of Bedias, Texas, Pat and Vickie Sammons of Pennsylvania, and Clementine Holmes of Cleveland, Texas; four grandchildren Roney and Misti Pollard of Fort Worth, Kristen and Chen Tsu of Plano, Gretchen Gray of Dallas, and Tim Parrish of Dallas; step-grandchildren, Tommy Sammons of Houston, Mark Sammons of Austin, and Sherry Rutledge of Woodlands; five great grandchildren Brendan and Courtlyn Pollard, Anna and Daniel Gray, Mya Tsu, and a number of step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cal and Betty Francis Lester, sisters Myrna Liston and Ruby White, step sons Bill and Mike Sammons, and a step great granddaughter.

Visitation with the family will be held from6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Corsicana with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Roney Pollard, Tim Parrish, Chen Tsu, Tommy Sammons, Mark Sammons and Chris White. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church Building Fund 510 W Collin St, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 9, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Ural Charles Roney, (2) Tom Sammons and (3) James L. Blackstone; d/o Calvin Cornelius "Cal" Lester & Betty Frances (Cauthen) Lester

John Henderson “Johnny” Underwood, Jr.
Jun 20, 1925 - Oct 6, 1947

J. H. UNDERWOOD, JR., FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING

Johnny H. Underwood, Jr., aged 22 years, employe of the Pioneer Air Lines, and William Andrew Downing , about 28, both of San Angelo, were instantly killed shortly afternoon Monday when their plane crashed 12 miles south of San Angelo. Underwood was reared in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

According to information received here, the two men were in a B-13 plane that went into a spin at about 800 feet and crashed on the Arthur Broome ranch. The all-metal plane, owned by the San Angelo Flying Service, is reported to have struck the ground nearly nose down and was demolished.

Pieces of the plane, according to San Angelo newspaper clipping, were found 75 yards from the crash on the bank of the South Concho river. It is believed the craft stalled on a steep turn. Underwood served in the Air Corps during the war.

A native of Ballinger, Underwood was reared in Corsicana and attended school here before the family moved to a ranch at Miles.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Underwood, Miles, grandmother, Mrs. Tom Hewitt, San Angelo, and other relatives.

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SERVICES WEDNESDAY FOR YOUTH KILLED IN PLANE ACCIDENT

Funeral services for Johnny H. Underwood, Jr., aged 22 years, killed in a plane crash Monday afternoon 12 miles south of San Angelo, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Underwood formerly in the U. S. army air corps, and an employe of the Pioneer Air Lines and William Andrew Downing were killed when their all-medal craft is believed to have stalled in a steep turn and crashed nose down. Parts of the plane wreckage was found 75 yards from the point it struck the ground on the bank of the South Concho river.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny H. Underwood, Miles; grandmother, Mrs. Tom Hewitt, San Angelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billie Bob Tinkle, Billie Butler, Bobbie Butler, Jack Youngblood, Rod Williams, and Bert Hester.

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Charlott Josephine (Rogers) Hanson
Dec 10, 1869 - Oct 07, 1947

THURSDAY SERVICES FOR MRS. B. F. HANSON; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Mrs. B. F. Hanson, aged 77 years, died at the family home, 2013 West Thirteenth avenue Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. A. Haley.

Native of Alabama, Mrs. Hanson had resided in Texas 51 years and in Corsicana for the past 40 years.

Surviving are a son, James E. Hanson, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. S. O. Cordon, Mrs. G. H. Peacock, Mrs. W. H. Tucker and Mrs. C. F. Watts, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Albert Evans, Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Brown, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Paul Jones, Oklahoma City; a step-son, O. B. Hanson, Sealey, Ark.; 36 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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MRS. B. F. HANSON RITES ARE HELD ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. B. F. Hanson, aged 77 years, who died at the family home, 2913 West Thirteenth avenue Tuesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. A. Haley.

Native of Alabama, Mrs. Hanson had resided in Texas 51 years, in Corsicana for the past 40 years.

Surviving are a son, James E. Hanson, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. S. O. Cordon, Mrs. G. H. Peacock, Mrs. W. H. Tucker and Mrs. C. F. Watts, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Albert Evans, Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Brown, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Paul Jones, Oklahoma City; a step-son, O. B. Hanson, Sealey, Ark.; 36 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Della Hazel (Hanson) Watts
Jun 23, 1899 - Jan 20, 1960

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Watts

Funeral rites for Mrs. Della Watts, 60, native Texan, who died in Houston Wednesday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Watts formerly resided in Corsicana before moving to Houston 11 years ago.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Paul W. Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Lee Jordan, Mrs. Della V. Howell, Mrs. Lorene Tobler and Mrs. Dorothy Self, all of Houston; two sons, Lawrence Watts, Houston, and Clarence Watts, California; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, J. E. Hanson, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Susie Gordon and Mrs. Zettie Tucker, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Mattie Peacock, Houston, and Mrs. Edna Evans, Malakoff, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy Gordon, Nick McCullum, Robert Peacock, Frank Parker, Ted Beard and Dewey Gordon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 22, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Franklin Watts married Jul. 15, 1915; d/o Benjamin Franklin Hanson & Charlott Josephine (Rogers) Hanson

Mattie (Hayes) Rainey
May 5, 1860 - Oct 8, 1947

MRS. MATTIE RAINEY FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY

Mrs. Mattie Rainey, aged 87 years, native of Texas died at the P. and S. Hospital at 3 o’clock Wednesday morning. She resided at 1111 West Collin street.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Mrs. Rainey was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Born at Jacksonville, Texas, Mrs. Rainey resided in Tennessee for a number of years and lated made her home in Athens before coming to Corsicana 25 years ago.

Surviving are a son, O. T. Rainey, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Allen, Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Rainey, Ralph Rainey, Charles Ragsdale, Dan Allen and Atwood Allen, all grandsons, and Wes Rainey, nephew.

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MRS. MATTIE RAINEY FUNERAL SERVICE IS HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Rainey, aged 87 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

A native of Jacksonville, Texas, Mrs. Rainey resided in Tennessee for a number of years before moving to Athens. She had made her home in Corsicana for the past 25 years.

Surviving are a son, O. T. Rainey, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Allen, Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Thomas Rainey, Ralph Rainey, Charles Ragsdale, Dan Allen and Atwood Allen, all grandsons, and Wes Rainey, nephew.

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Frederick A. “Fred” Widmer
Oct 19, 1869 - Feb 21, 1947

FRED A. WIDMER FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY

Fred A. Widmer, aged 77 years, native of Ohio, but long-time Corsicana resident, died at his home , 722 West Thirteenth avenue, early Friday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. W. Brogan, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which Widmer had long been an elder and leader.

Surviving are his wife.

Pallbearers will be James Drew, Hayes Bonner, Bert Nicol, James Crider, Robert Arnold, and G. R. Warner.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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WIDMER RITES HELD SATURDAY MORNING; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Fred A. Widmer, aged 77 years, who died at his home, 722 West Thirteenth avenue Friday morning following an extended illness were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock form the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. W. Brogan, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of which Widmer was an Elder. A native of Ohio, Widmer had resided in Corsicana most of his life.

Pallbearers were James Drew, Hayes Bonner, Bert Nicol, James Crider, Robert Arnold, and G. R. Warner.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Martha W. (Noke) Widmer
Sep 25, 1878 - Apr 3, 1958

Mrs. Widmer Dies Thursday

Mrs. Martha Widmer, 79, widow of the late Fred A. Widmer, died at her home, 722 West Thirteenth avenue, early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Widmer was born in Germany, September 25, 1878, but had resided in Corsicana since a young girl. She was a life-long member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. George Henjes, Waco, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James Drew, Bert Nicol, Bob Arnold, Pete Warner, Hayes Bonner, Howard West, E. M. Beckham and H. C. Smithen.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 3, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born in Germany; w/o Frederick A. “Fred” Widmer; d/o George Noke & Willemena (Schultz) Noke per death certificate

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Widmer

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Widmer, 70, who died Thursday morning at her home, 722 West Thirteenth avenue, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of which she was a member.

The widow of the late Fred A. Widmer, she was a native of Germany, but had resided in Corsicana practically all of her life. She was a life-long member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. George Henjes, Waco; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James Drew, Bert Nicol, Bob Arnold, Pete Warner, Hayes Bonner, Howard West, E. M. Beckham and H. C. Smithen.

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Mrs. Widmer Rites Are Held

Funeral rites for Mrs. Martha Widmer, 79, widow of the late Fred A. Widmer, who died at her home, 722 West Thirteenth avenue early Thursday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of which she was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. George Henjes, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Drew, Bert Nicol, Bob Arnold, Pete Warner, Hayes Bonner, Howard West, E. M. Beckham and H. C. Smithen.

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Lenora “Nora” (Rawson) Kent
Mar 22, 1881 - Dec 19, 1949

Mrs. T. M. Kent Dies Here Early Monday Morning

Mrs. T. M. Kent, aged 68 years, died at the family home, 1505 West Collin street, at 1 o’clock Monday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Providence cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church of which she was a member, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, her former pastor at Eureka.

Mrs. Kent was formerly Miss Nora Rawson. She was born March 22, 1881, and came to Texas in 1903 with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Rawson. She was married to Thomas Melvin Kent, July 12, 1903, and resided in the Eureka and Providence communities most of her life.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. I. T. Kent, Corsicana; a brother, George Rawson, Corsicana Route 5; a nephew, Bruce Jeffers of Dallas, whom she reared from infancy, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. J. Frost, and Vernon Frost, both of Dallas; J. B. Rawson, Dallas; George Rawson, Jr., Corsicana; Frank Kent and Houston Kent, both of Eureka, all nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 19, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Melvin Kent married Jul. 12, 1903; d/o Robert James Rawson & Sarah E. “Sallie” (Etheridge) Rawson

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Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Mrs. T. M. Kent

Funeral services for Mrs. T. M. Kent, 68, who died at the family residence, 1505 West Collin street, early Monday, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church, of which she was a member, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, her former pastor at Eureka.

A native of Meridian, Miss., Mrs. Kent came to Navarro county in 1903 and spent most of her life in the Eureka and Providence communities.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. I. T. Kent, Corsicana; a brother, George Rawson, Corsicana Route 5; a nephew, Bruce Jeffers of Dallas, whom she reared from infancy, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. J. Frost, and Vernon Frost, both of Dallas; J. B. Rawson, Dallas; George Rawson, Jr., Corsicana; Frank Kent and Houston Kent, both of Eureka, all nephews.

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Minnie Lee Kelley
1884 - Mar 20, 1947

MISS MINNIE KELLY, FORMER RESIDENT OF WORTHAM, IS DEAD

WORTHAM, March 22.—(Spl.)—Miss Minnie Kelly, native and long-time resident of Wortham and Freestone county, died at Los Angeles, Calif., in her sleep Wednesday night, a sister, Mrs. R. G. Poindexter, has been notified by another sister, Mrs. Richard Frank, Los Angeles.

The body will be brought to Wortham, where funeral services are scheduled Monday at noon with burial in Birdston cemetery at Streetman.

Miss Kelly was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. Kelly, pioneer residents of Wortham. She was employed for several years in Dallas before moving to Los Angeles, a few years ago. In both cities, she held responsible positions.

Survivors include the two sisters and three brothers, George Kelly, Los Angeles; Earl Kelly, Ponca City, Okla., and Burnet Kelly, Dallas.

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David C. “Bub” Kelley
Oct 9, 1861 - Jan 22, 1947

D. C. KELLY, FORMER COUNTY JAILER, DIED AT DAUGHTER’S HOME

D. C. (Bub) Kelley, aged 81 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died Wednesday morning at 6:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louise Honea, at Concord, where he resides.

Funeral services will be held from the Streetman Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Birdston cemetery.

Kelley was a native of Tennessee, but came to Birdston as a young man. He resided at Streetman for many years, and served as county jailer here on two occasions.

Surviving are his wife, of Concord; two sons, Joe Kelley, El Campo, and John Kelley, Dallas, his daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Robert Kent, Corsicana, and Mrs. H. A. Clark, Wichita Falls; several grandchildren and other relatives.

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Effie (Kelley) Honea
Aug 25, 1891 - May 31, 1974

Mrs. Honea

STREETMAN—Services will be here today at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church for Mrs. L. J. Honea, 82, who died May 31 in Bryan Hospital. Rev. Herbert McKissick and Rev. Tom Roebuck will officiate at the service, with burial to follow in Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of service arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, L. J. Honea of Normangee; two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Scheel of Welch and Mrs. Jack Turner of Carrizo, New Mexico; one granddaughter; and one brother, John Kelley of DeSoto.

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Mary Lella (Slade) Collins
Jul 12, 1879 - Apr 9, 1973

Mrs. Collins

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman for Mrs. Mary Lella Collins, 92, of Houston, who died Monday in Houston. Rev. H. L. McKissack will officiate, and burial will be at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

She was a native of Birdston, had lived in Houston 14 years, and was a member of the Midway Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband Will Collins.

Survivors include two sons, Major Collins and Will Collins, Jr., both of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. H. B. Fouty of Navarro, Mrs. John D. Webster, Miss Martha Collins and Miss Mary Collins, all of Houston, and Mrs. S. F. Steele of Sweeney; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Collins

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman for Mrs. Lella Collins, 92, of Houston, who died Monday in Houston. Rev. J. L. McKissack was to officiate, with burial to follow at Birdston Valley Cemetery in Streetman.

Survivors include two sons, five daughters, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Mary Ruth Gaines
Aug 13, 1944 - May 20, 1947

MARY RUTH GAINS FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mary Ruth Gains, aged 3 years, who died Tuesday afternoon at P. and S. Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the McCammon Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Claude Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, will conduct the rites.

Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gains, route 4; two sisters, Dorothy Mae Gains and Ruby Nell Gains, route 4; one brother, James Walter Gains, route 4; grandmother, Mrs. W. W. Wilbanks, Corsicana; and grandfather J. O. Gains, Eureka.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 21, 1947 - submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Ruth Gains Services Thursday

Funeral services for Mary Ruth Gains, aged three years, who died Tuesday at P. and S. Hospital, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCammon Funeral Home chapel.

Claude A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ conducted the rites. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gains, route 4; two sisters, Dorothy Mae Gains and Ruby Nell Gains, route 4; one brother, James Walter Gains, route 4; grandmother, Mrs. W. W. Wilbanks, Corsicana; and grandfather J. O. Gains, Eureka.

Pallbearers wre James Roy Bonner, Derwood Gains, Richard Gains and Alan Gains.

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RARE FEVER BLAMED FOR DEATH OF SMALL GIRL; BROTHER SICK

DOCTORS STUDY ROCKY MOUNTAIN MALADY AS CAUSE OF ILLNESS

Rare Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a disease borne by the wood tick, was blamed Friday by the attending physician and Dr. Will Miller, acting director of the Corsicana-Navarro Health Unit, for the death Tuesday of a three-year old Zion’s Rest community girl, and the serious illness of her 12-year-old brother.

The strange fever claimed the life of Mary Ruth Gains, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. gains, route 4, and she was buried in Oakwood cemetery Thursday. Her brother, James W. Gaines was reported improved at P&S Hospital Friday morning after being critically ill with the same fever Thursday.

Violently Ill
The diagnosis of the disease was made by Fr. G. H. Sanders, Kerens physician, who was summoned by the family when the children broke out in a rash and became violently ill. The family formerly lived in Kerens.

Dr. Miller said that all clinical findings indicate the disease caused the death of the girl and the illness of her brother.

Immediately after Dr. Sanders informed Dr. Miller that in his belief the spotted fever bearing tick had caused the illness, the Texas State Health Department was notified and an entomologist from the bureau of laboratories was rushed here.

State Official Here
George C. Menzies the laboratory expert, spent Thursday in two localities gathering ticks, and left Friday morning for Austin with his samples. Blood samples also were taken from the boy and rushed to Austin for final tests.

Final findings of the tests will be announced by the state health department, Dr. Miller said.

Menzies gathered ticks in the Rural Shade community, where the boy had been attending bees, and in the area along the old interurban right-of-way where the family resides. Heavy infestation was found in both areas.

Take Specimens to Austin
He killed rabbits and removed ticks from the carcasses took them off cattle and dogs and found them in woods. The whole group of specimens will be urn through laboratory processes for the purpose of inoculating guinea pigs to reach a final decision on the cases.

Dr. Miller pleaded with Navarro county to refrain from getting hysteria over the reported cases.

“There is no cause for any outbreak of hysteria,” he said “But, of course, it is a time for great concern. The likelihood of anyone else getting this disease is remote. Yet there is that possibility.

It must be known that an infected tick is a rarity, and a person can be covered with a thousand of the insects and not have one that is carrying the disease. But it is the rare one that we must watch for. We must take especial care to remove all ticks from the body carefully, and if a person has been bitten, he must watch himself.”

No Epidemic
Dr. Miller said wholesale vaccination was not necessary and discounted all possibilities of an epidemic or additional outbreaks.

The health officer offered a few sample rules to safeguard the health of those who go into the woods and shrubs, live in rural communities, or are in contact with farm animals.

As a preventative of the ticks getting on the person he urged liberal use of a powdered Sulphur.

“This sprinkled over the body will keep them off better than anything else that is known, he said.

When the tick is found with its boring head embedded in the flesh, it should be removed carefully in order to avoid leaving the head and nostrils in the body.

How to Remove Tick
“There are several ways, he said. “The point is don’t jerk it off. One of the ways is to lite a match, blow out the blaze and place the heated end against the insect. It will relax and can be scraped off. Another is to us chloroform to relax the tick, and then remove it. The severed head of the tick left in the body can produce an infection.”

The disease is spread by the ticks carrying the blood from an animal to a person, or from an infected person to another person.

It is rare in this area, and Dr. Miller said that to his knowledge the case of the two children was the first in many years.

He emphasized that the disease cannot be spread by means other than transferring by the insect.

The disease begins abruptly with a chill, severe pains in the bones and muscles, headache, and a profuse skin eruption. The skin rash usually appears on the third day, first on the arms, ankles and back, and gradually spreads to cover the entire body.

It is prevalent in Montana, Idaho, and along the Atlantic seaboard from New York to Georgia.

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FIRST TESTS FAIL TO CONFIRM DIAGNOSIS OF DREAD FEVER HERE

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS STILL STUDYING FATAL SICKNESS OF CHILD

AUSTIN, May 27.—(AP)—Preliminary tests did not confirm a diagnosis of the feared Rocky Mountain spotted fever in an illness recently fatal to a Corsicana child. Dr. George C. Cox, state health officer, said today.

He said the health department laboratories were conducting more exhaustive tests by which it was hoped to establish conclusively whether the fatal illness was Rocky Mountain fever.

These were expected to require another week or 10 days for completion.

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ADDED HEARTBREAK FOR FAMILY ALREADY HIT BY FEVER TRAGEDY—KID’S DOG SUSPECTED VILLAIN

By BOB CAMPBELL
Daily Sun Staff

A dog, the Texas State Health Department, $7.04, and some kids,…………

Roll them together and you have an adventure in heartbreak.

It is a story that stems from the grave, so to speak. More than a month ago little Mary Ruth Gains, route 3, died of Rocky Mountain fever. Her 12-year-old brother was seriously ill of the same malady, but made it.

The diagnosis was confirmed—the child had died of the tick-borne disease, the state health department said.

Family Dog Suspected
They—the staff of the state health department—wanted the family dog, it being suspected he might be the carrier.

Miss Lila Rutherford, health nurse with the Corsicana-Navarro Health Unit notified the family that the dog would have to go to Austin.

Early last week a disgruntled worker came from Austin to get the pet. In reality—had it not been for the dog business-he would have been on vacation.

He went to the home , near Zion’s Rest, and was met by innocent eyed children.

“Just disappeared”
“The dog,” they said, “he disappeared. Don’t know where that dog got off to. He just went.”

The state health department ambassador “just went,” too, back to Austin, dogless.

Dr. Will Miller, acting director of the health unit, took matters in hand. He notified the father of the necessity of having the dog taken to Austin for tests.

Three days later the father came into the health unit with the pet. The kids had staked it in a little vacant house far from the home. They had carried food and water to it.

Dog’s Breed Uncertain
It cost the health unit $7.04 to express the pet to Austin.

Miss Gerry Hollingsworth, clerical worker at the health unit, was not sure as to the breed of the pet.

“I think,” she said, “it was just a country dog.”

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Samuel Burdine ”Sam” Patterson
Apr 27, 1882 - Mar 11, 1946

FUNERAL RITES HELD HERE TUESDAY FOR S. B. PATTERSON

S. B. Patterson, aged 63 years, of Powell, died Monday afternoon. He recently underwent an operation.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Powell; two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Shipman, Powell, and Mrs. Mittie McBride, Waxahachie; two sons, R. H. Patterson, Powell, and W. E. Patterson, Waxahachie; mother Mrs. Martha Ann Patterson, Powell; a brother, Ollie Patterson, Powell; a sister, Mrs. Ada Darter, Powell, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR S. B. PATTERSON HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for S. B. Patterson, aged 63 years of Powell who died Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Powell, two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Shipman, Powell, and Mrs. Mittie McBride, Waxahachie; two sons, R. H. Patterson, Powell, and W. E. Patterson, Waxahachie, mother, Mrs. Martha Ann Patterson, Powell; a brother, Ollie Patterson, Powell; a sister, Mrs. Ada Darter, Powell, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Victor Crowley, Ezra White, Odie Huggins, Troy Sykes, Cecil McBride and Billy Joe Tucker.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 13, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Margaret “Maggie” (Rogers) Patterson married Sep. 22, 1901 2nd wife Edna (Morgan) Patterson married Jul. 9, 1927; s/o John W. Patterson & Martha Ann (Farmer) Patterson

William Howard McCreary
Oct 29, 1879 - Aug 23, 1946

William M’Creary Funeral Held Near Kerens On Sunday

William H. McCreary, aged 66 years, died in Dallas Friday evening. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Prairie Point cemetery near Kerens.

Surviving are two sons, three daughters, 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother and three sisters.

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Etaglinza/Ethelinda Ann “Nettie” (Wright) Sessions-Purifoy
Nov 17, 1870 - Mar 18, 1946

FUNERAL RITES MRS. NETTIE PURIFOY AT BAZETTE WEDNESDAY

Funeral service for Mrs. Nettie, Purifoy, age 75 years, who died at her home in Bazette Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Bazette Church of Christ, with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are 10 children, Lawrence, Audry and Bruce Purifoy, Mrs. Hezra Hawkins and Miss Penny Purifoy, all of Bazette; Mrs. Maudie Abbie, Dallas; Mrs. Rue Nowlin, Oil City, La.; Mrs. Bertha Garner, Tommy Purifoy and Miss Alma Purifoy, all of LaRue, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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Katherine Marie "Kathy" (Ivie) Pegues-Jenkins
Aug 1, 1942 - Oct 10, 2019

Katherine M. "Kathy" Jenkins, 77, of Dawson, Texas passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jake Wade officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct. 14, 2019
Submitted by Karen Rost

Katherine Marie Jenkins, age 77, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, in Amarillo, Texas. She was born August 1, 1942, in Dawson, Texas.

She is survived by her sister, Brenda Barfield; her three children, Rusty Pegues, Cheryle James and Sue Peacock; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Ivie and Marie Ross, her first husband, Carroll Pegues and her second husband Roy Jenkins.

Katherine loved working in her flower beds. She loved selling fireworks, which she did for over 35 years serving the city of Corsicana. She also really loved her dogs.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jake Wade officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers are Adam Hardy, Jamie Hardy, Nathan Pegues, Joshua James, Abe DiPaolo and Mike Sanchez.
 

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  • w/o (1) Carroll Pegues, (2) Roy A. "Sonny Man" Jenkins; d/o Raymond Ivie & Marie Ross
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Lou (Nunez) Smith
Dec 22, 1942 - Oct 12, 2019


Mary Lou Smith, age 76, of Frost passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Twilight Nursing Home. She was born December 22, 1942 in San Angelo, Texas to Severn Jackson and E. Lynn Parker Jackson.

Mary Lou moved to Falfurrias, Texas at the age of 7 where she lived with her paternal grandmother, Nora Thornton Parker until the age of 13.

Mary Lou met and married Roger Marshall from Kingsville, Texas on February 17, 1958.

She had a great love for her small dogs, Trixie and Lil’Bit. She enjoyed country life with David, where they gardened, cooked, canned and play bickered at each other to show their great love for one another. Mary Lou was spoiled by David and he would often surprise her with gifts, which she very much enjoyed.

Many of her friends new her as “Mary” especially Linda, Cassi, Barbara, Angelica and Jim.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Shirley Honeycutt Jackson, stepfather, John Somerville; sisters, Vera Sue Jackson and Johnna Somerville.

She is survived by her husband, David Smith; sons, Stephen Marshall and wife Dena, grandson, Garret and granddaughter, Mariah; Stuart Marshall and wife Eva, grandson, Chad and wife Emily; great grandson, Logan; sisters, Sandra Kelly, Nancy Imka and husband Tim, Connie Nichols, Tamra Ziems and husband Larry; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the Twilight Home of Corsicana, Texas for all the love and compassion shown to Mary Lou over the last several years.

A Memorial service is scheduled at 2:00pm Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Stephen Marshall officiating.

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Mary L. Nunez Smith, 76, of Frost passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Twilight Nursing Home. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Stephen Marshall officiating. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Ira Jones
Oct 3, 1897 - Jun 14, 1943

NEGRO CHARGED IN MURDER COMPLAINT AFTER ANOTHER DIES.

Trow Eugene Rhodes, negro, was named in a murder complaint accepted Tuesday by J. C. Roe, criminal district attorney. The complaint was filed following the death of Ira Jones, negro at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night. Jones was admitted to the hospital suffering a pistol wound Saturday morning following a shooting scrape near Emhouse earlier that morning. Rhodes was charged by complaint with assault with intent to murder Saturday.

The case will likely be presented before the Navarro County grand jury next week.

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Eliza (Buchanan) Armstrong
Jan 1, 1879 - Oct 10, 1946

Liza Armstrong Dead

Liza Armstrong, one of the best-known negro cateresses in Corsicana, died early Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements had not been completed Thursday shortly before noon. Liza was well known and for many years was employed by various Corsicana families to have charge of dinners and parties.

Luis J. Armstrong, husband of Lida, has been employed as janitor at the Carnegie Library for many years.

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