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Minnie Jeanette Baker
Jan 18, 1940 - Oct 16, 1946

Waco Child Buried Here On Thursday

Minnie J. Baker, aged six years, of Waco, died in a Waco hospital Wednesday morning.

Services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery here where interment was made, with Rev. A. V. Geed officiating

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Baker, three brothers, Elmer, Billy, and William Baker; five sisters, Elizabeth Faye, and Foncine Baker, and Mrs. Jean Benotia, all of Waco; and Mrs. Pauline Miller of Cleveland, Ohio: and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Bryan, Fort Worth.

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Mollie (Smith) Sullivan
1868 - Jul 26, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SULLIVAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mollie Sullivan, aged 74 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Compton, Cryer Creek, and Mrs. F. M. Childress, Electra; two sons, W. D. Sullivan, Fort Worth, and M. T. Sullivan, Corpus Christi; a step-son, Lee Sullivan, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Adams, Gary, and Mrs. Mandy Long, California.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 27, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas J. “Tom” Sullivan; d/o William “Bill” Smith & Cornelia (Deskin) Smith per sister Bettie (Smith) Adams death certificate

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RITES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. MOLLIE SULLIVAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Sullivan, aged 74 years, long-time Navarro county resident, who died Friday, were held from Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Compton, Cryer Creek, and Mrs. F. M. Childress, Electra; two sons, W. D. Sullivan, Fort Worth, and M. T. Sullivan, Corpus Christi; a step-son, Lee Sullivan, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Adams, Gary, and Mrs. Mandy Long, California.

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James Henry Jackson
Oct 6, 1885 - Apr 21, 1946

FUNERAL PLANNED ON TUESDAY FOR J. H. JACKSON, GREENVILLE

Funeral services for J. H. Jackson, aged 61, fatally stricken with a heart attack at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at his Greenville home, will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, J. L. Hines and Frank J. Dunn, Ministers, will conduct the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon Howard, Greenville; Mrs. Lawrence Nowlan, Abilene; a sister, Mrs. Elbert Neely, Corsicana; his father, M. T. Jackson, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 22, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Marguerite ”Sallie” (Jasper) Jackson-Ayers; s/o Matthias T. Jackson & Melvinia Parthenia “Mellie”(Calvert) Jackson

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FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. H. JACKSON

Funeral services for J. H. Jackson, 61, were held at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, with interment following in Oakwood cemetery.

J. L. Hines and Frank J. Dunn, ministers, conducted the rites.

Jackson was fatally stricken with a heart attack at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in Greenville.

Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Vernon Howard of Greenville and Mrs. Lawrence Nowlan of Abilene, a sister, Mrs. Elbert Neely of Corsicana, his father, M. T. Jackson of Dallas, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were C. A. Deveney, H. L. Nix, Emmett Smith, Fred Bunch, Harold Borg and W. C. Pearce.

McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Scena (Jackson) Heaton
Dec 24, 1896 - Sep 28, 1956

Mrs. J. P. Heaton Rites Saturday

Mrs. Scena Jackson Heaton, wife of J. P. Heaton, died at her home in Rusk Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rusk and graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery here at 2 p.m. The rites here will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Rusk; a daughter, Mrs. Grady Ellis, Dallas; seven sisters, Mrs. Imogene Neeley, Corsicana; Mrs. Homer McCland, Lake Charles, La.; Mrs. Oscar Payne, Fort Worth; Mrs. Alyce Jasper, Dallas; Mrs. L. J. Ashmore, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Lena Holcomb, Rising Star, and Mrs. Ada Huggins, San Mateo Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Jackson, Clarendon and other relatives.

Corley will direct arrangements here.

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Willie Mae Brinkley
Jun 19, 1917 - May 5, 1946

MISS WILLIE MAE BRINKLEY DIES; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Miss Willie Mae Brinkley, aged 28 years, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night at 10 o’clock following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Missionary Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church, and Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brinkley, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Bondurant, and a brother, W. C. Brinkley both of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MISS BRINKLEY

Funeral services for Miss Willie Mae Brinkley, aged 28 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night following a short illness were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church, and Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brinkley; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Bondurant, and a brother, W. C. Brinkley, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were D. T. Wyrick, T. E. McGraw, D. M. Wyatt, H. R. Landridge, J. D. Kent, W. E. Percival and W. P. Staggs.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Ellen Ophelia (Downs) Brinkley
Feb 1, 1899 - Apr 11, 1961

Mrs. Brinkley Rites Planned

Final rites for Mrs. W. H. Brinkley, 62, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from Fellowship Baptist church. Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor, and Rev. Ray Turner, Unity Baptist pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Brinkley died at the family home here Tuesday following a lengthy illness.

Survivors, other than her husband, Rev. W. H. Brinkley, Corsicana, pastor of the Blessing Missionary Baptist church at Livingston, are one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Bondurant, Corsicana; one son, Chester Brinkley, Kilgore; two brothers, Henry Downs, Warwick, Ga., and Hyle Downs, Houston; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 12, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rev. William H. Brinkley; d/o Charles Aaron “Charlie” Downs & Sarah Ophelia “Sallie” (McCorvey) Downs

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Mrs. Brinkley Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Brinkley, 62, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from Fellowship Baptist church. Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor, and Rev. Ray Turner, Unity Baptist church pastor, officiated. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Brinkley died Tuesday at the family home here following a lengthy illness.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. W. H. Brinkley, Baptist minister; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Bondurant, Corsicana; one son, Chester Brinkley, Kilgore; two brothers, Henry Downs, Warwick, Ga., and Hyle Downs, Houston; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were members of the Men’s Bible Class of Fellowship Baptist church.

Corley directed.

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James William Brinkley
Aug 15, 1878 - Feb 16, 1954

J. W. Brinkley Rites Wednesday

J. W. Brinkley, 74, retired textile worker, North Highway 75, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services are to be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lucile Anderson, Galveston, and Mrs. Joan Porter, Lafayette; three stepsons, Ben H. Smith, Corsicana, Everett Smith, Houston; Lawson Wade, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Olga Elliott, Corsicana; several grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Ben Heathcote, Calvin Barron, Wilson Scott, Ernest Jones, Morris Jones and Paula Thompson.

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Kate (Culley) Barnes-Wade-Brinkley
Jun 30, 1875 - Nov 24, 1950

Mrs. Brinkley Dies On Friday

Mrs. Kate Brinkley, 76, died at the family residence, 724 West Ninth avenue, Friday afternoon following a stroke.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Brinkley, Corsicana; a son, L. L. Wade, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Nora Foreman, Sherman, and Mrs. Kate Thomason, Dallas; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, George Curlley, Dallas, and Grover Curlley, Teague; a sister, Mrs. Nora Jenkins, Dallas and other relatives.

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Mrs. Brinkley Rites On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Brinkley, 75, who died at the family residence, 724 West Ninth avenue late Friday afternoon were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Brinkley, Corsicana; a son, L. L. Wade, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Nora Foreman, Sherman, and Mrs. Kate Thomason, Dallas; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, George Curlley, Dallas, and Grover Curlley, Teague; a sister, Mrs. Nora Jenkins, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ira Yarbrough, Floyd Yarbrough, L. C. McCleary, Coy Clay, Sebran Scoggins and Gene Williams.

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Parlee (Kelley) Brinkley-Allen-Brinkley
May 20, 1867 - Aug 19, 1955

Mrs. Brinkley Expires Friday; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Parlee (Granny) Brinkley, 88, died at the home of a son, Rev. W. H. Brinkley, 1817 West Collin street, Friday morning following a stroke several days ago.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church; Rev. Jimmy Richie, pastor of the Unity Baptist Church, and Rev. Hoyt Hefner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

A native of Johnson county, Mrs. Brinkley had made her home in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are three sons, Rev. Brinkley, Corsicana; Leroy Allen, Houston, George Allen, Crockett; two daughters, Mrs. John Thornton and Mrs. Etta Murdock, both of Houston; 21 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 19, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Richard Brinkley married Dec 31, 1882 2nd husband Charlie Allen per son Leroy Allen’s death certificate

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Mrs. Brinkley Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Parlee (Granny) Brinkley, 88, who died Friday at the home of a son, Rev. W. H. Brinkley, 1817 West Collin street, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church; Rev. Jimmy Richie, pastor of the Unity Baptist church, and Rev. Hoyte Hefner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Brinkley was a native of Johnson county and had made her home her for a number of years. She suffered a stroke several days ago.

Surviving are three sons, Rev. Brinkley, Corsicana; Leroy Allen, Houston, George Allen, Crockett; two daughters, Mrs. John Thornton and Mrs. Etta Murdock, both of Houston; 21 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Sherry Camille Campbell
Aug 4, 1944 - Jan 26, 1946

RITES FOR CHILD, FATALLY BURNED, HELD HERE TODAY

Funeral services for Sherry Camille Campbell, 17-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Campbell, Jr., El Paso, who died Saturday morning at El Paso from burns, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. The little child died from burns received a week ago when the trailer house of the family was destroyed by fire. The body arrived in Corsicana Tuesday morning.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Michael Dale Campbell, all of El Paso; grandparents, Mrs. Minnie Hart, Corsicana, and J. A. Headspeth, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF SHERRY CAMILLE

On Saturday morning at 2 o’clock, January 26, 1946, the Death Angel came and carried Sherry Camille away to live with Jesus. She was the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Campbell, Jr.

Little Sherry Camille leaves a dear father, mother and a darling little brother, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

We used to be happy,
We laughed at our play;
But now that you are gone,
The days are all gray.

I miss you, dear Sherry,
Your shouts and your cheers;
And I will be lonely
All down through the years

Dear Sherry has gone to rest,
Her voice no more we’ll hear;
Till we reach that land of blest,
Then we’ll see Sherry dear.

Sherry has gone from earth to Heaven,
To the shining courts above;
To dwell with Jesus forever,
Where all is peace and love.

Now, friends, let’s live for Jesus,
And meet Sherry over there;
Where all is peace and joy,
In that home so bright and fair.

We all hope someday to meet her
In that happy home beyond the sky;
For there is a glad day coming
In the future time bye and bye.

(One who loved her, Maggie Doll Lucas.)

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Anna Lillian "Lillie" (Pulliam) Johnston
Jan 8, 1862 - Mar 30, 1946

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED LAST NIGHT

MRS. SAM S. JOHNSTON’S FUNERAL RITES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Sam S. Johnston, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, 618 West Second avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday evening at 7:10 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Johnston had long been a member.

Mrs. Johnston was born in Mississippi, but came to Texas with her parents in early childhood, residing in the Eureka community until she moved to Corsicana 44 years ago. She had resided in the same home here 44 years.

Surviving are three sons, Arthur Johnston, Los Angeles, Calif.; Albert Johnston, Corsicana, and Worth Johnston, Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. Byrd Williard and Mrs. Sid Story, both of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One granddaughter, Blanche Carter, made her home with her grandmother.

Pallbearers will be harry Blanding, Lloyd G. Kerr, T. R. Red, Murphy Williams, Monty Davidson, F. C. Paul, and Robert Davidson.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.

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FUNERAL RITES HELD ON SUNDAY FOR MRS. SAM S. JOHNSTON

Funeral services for Mrs. Sam S. Johnston, pioneer Navarro county resident, 618 West Second avenue, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Johnston had been a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Johnston came to Eureka, Navarro county in early childhood and resided there until she moved to Corsicana 44 years ago. She had resided in the same house since coming to Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, Arthur Johnston, Los Angeles, Calif.; Albert Johnston, Corsicana, and Worth Johnston, Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. Byrd Williard and Mrs. Sid Story, both of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One granddaughter, Blanche Carter, made her home with her grandmother.

Pallbearers were harry Blanding, Lloyd G. Kerr, T. R. Red, Murphy Williams, Monty Davidson, F. C. Paul, and Robert Davidson.

Grandsons were honorary pallbearers.

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George Hamilton Wooten
Feb 18, 1874 - Nov 2, 1946

CORSICANAN DIES AT VETERANS’ HOSPITAL; RITES HELD MONDAY

George Hamilton Wooten, aged 72 years, died in the Veterans’ Hospital in Waco Saturday.

Funeral services were held at the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

A native of Louisiana, he had resided in Corsicana 27 years with his sister, Mrs. L. M. Cofield and a niece, Mrs. Frances Burnert, 306 South 30th.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cofield, Corsicana, and Myra A. Teague, Fort Worth, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jack Baggett, Owen Elliott, J. P. Rascoe, Sam Spikes, J. D. Carroll and Oscar Burns.

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Willie Lavonia (Alsebrook) Webb
Oct 25, 1871 - Jul 29, 1946

MRS. J. W. WEBB IS DEAD AT 74, PLANS FOR RITES PENDING

Mrs. J. W. Webb, aged 74 years, 811 South Eighteenth street, died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

Funeral services are being held up pending the arrival of relatives, but will be from Memorial Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Murdaugh, pastor of the church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Webb, Corsicana; two sons, A. H. Webb, Corsicana, and R. W. Webb, Abernathy; six daughters, Mrs. W. C. Simmons, Waco; Mrs. J. W. Allen, Enid, Okla.; Mrs. Nina Graham, Mrs. G. C. Simpson, Mrs. T. E. Fluker and Mrs. A. . Brewer, all of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, T. J. Granger, Philcampbell, Ala., and B. B. Granger, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Truitt, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Winnie Lagstrong, Marquette, Kan., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 30, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Willie has to be the daughter of Rhoda by a previous marriage)( her siblings, some spell it Grainger and others Granger - T. J. Granger is Thomas Levi Grainger, Braxton Bragg Granger, Mary Mollie Eugenia (Grainger) Truitt, Winnie Davis (Grainger) Coleman-Lollar, are all children of George W. Grainger and Rhoda Ann Elizabeth (Lawler) Grainger, George and Rhoda are buried in Bethel cemetery, Bear Creek, Franklin county, Ala.)

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FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. J. W. WEBB

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Webb, aged 74 years, who died at the family home, 811 South Eighteenth street Monday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Re.v W. L. Murdaugh, pastor of the church and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Webb, Corsicana; two sons, A. H. Webb, Corsicana, and R. W. Webb, Abernathy; six daughters, Mrs. W. C. Simmons, Waco; Mrs. J. W. Allen, Enid, Okla.; Mrs. Nina Graham, Mrs. G. C. Simpson, Mrs. T. E. Fluker and Mrs. A. . Brewer, all of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, T. J. Granger, Philcampbell, Ala., and B. B. Granger, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Truitt, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Winnie Lagstrong, Marquette, Kan., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. L. Helton, Lloyd Averitt, Jess Averitt, Claud Adkinson, S. M. Starks and Rev. Joyn Boyd.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Roscoe Evans Harlan II
Nov 28, 1909 - Sep 17, 1946

R. E. HARLAN RITES THURSDAY MORNING M’CAMMON CHAPEL

R. E. Harlan died at his home in Hamlin Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Billy Harlan, both of Hamlin; father, W. G. Harlan, Richland, a brother, W. G. Harlan, Maracaibo, Venezuela, S. A.; three sisters, Mrs. W. V. York, Amarillo; Mrs. R. H. Griffin, Richland; and Mrs. R. R. Reinhardt, Hot Springs, Ark., and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 18, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Eunice Lorene (Brown) Harlan married Jan 15, 1935; s/o William Swan “Will” Harlan & Bettie (Goza) Harlan per death certificate

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FUNERAL HELD FOR RICHLAND NATIVE ON THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for R. E. Harlan, native of Richland, who died at his home in Hamlin Tuesday were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Van Morrison, Methodist minister of Granbury.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Billy Harlan, both of Hamlin; father, W. G. Harlan, Richland, a brother, W. G. Harlan, Maracaibo, Venezuela, S. A.; three sisters, Mrs. W. V. York, Amarillo; Mrs. R. H. Griffin, Richland; and Mrs. R. R. Reinhardt, Hot Springs, Ark.; an aunt Mrs. W. H. Johnson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Reuben Griffin, Richland; G. B. Brown, Hamlin, W. V. York, and H. V. Brown, both of Amarillo; Walter McDaniel, Richland, and Bob Ware, Ennis.

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Roscoe Evans Harlan I
Dec. 27, 1884 - Apr. 20, 1951

Roscoe Harlan Dies On Friday

Roscoe E. Harlan, aged 66 years, died at the home of a sister, Mrs. W. H. Johnson, 1501 West Sixth avenue, early Friday morning. He formerly resided at Richland.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with the Masonic Lodge in charge of graveside rites.

Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the services.

Surviving are two brothers, W. S. Harlan, Richland, and S. G. Harlan, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Johnson, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. T. Lewis, Menerd; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be G. H. Campbell, F. E. Withrow, Carl Frost, Ruben Griffin, W. H. Brown and H. T. Green.

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Roscoe Harlan Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Roscoe E. Harlan, 66, who died at the home of a sister, Mrs. W. H. Johnson, 1501 West Sixth avenue early Friday, were held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church, with the Masons in charge of graveside services.

Surviving are two brothers, W. S. Harlan, Richland, and S. G. Harlan, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Johnson, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. T. Lewis, Menerd; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be G. H. Campbell, F. E. Withrow, Carl Frost, Ruben Griffin, W. H. Brown and H. T. Green.

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Samuel Galloway “Sam” Harlan
Jul 3, 1889 - Jan 30, 1956

Samuel G. Harlan Expires Monday

Samuel G. Harlan, 68, former cotton buyer, long-time resident of Richland and Corsicana, died Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Stirl Taylor, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Richland, assisted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor of the First Baptist church at Richland.

Surviving are a brother, W. S. Harlan, Richland; a sister, Mrs. John T. Lewis, Menard; and several nieces , nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carl Frost, F. E. Withrow, T. E. Orand, Walter McDaniel, Guy Campbell and W. H. Brown.

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Wednesday Rites For S. G. Harlan

Funeral services for Samuel G. Harlan, 68, former cotton buyer, who died Monday afternoon were held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Stirl Taylor, pastor of the First Methodist church in Richland.

Surviving are a brother, W. S. Harlan, Richland; a sister, Mrs. John T. Lewis, Menard; and a number of nieces , nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl Frost, F. E. Withrow, T. E. Orand, Walter McDaniel, Guy Campbell and W. H. Brown.

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Tommie Dee (Harlan) Johnson
1881 - Mar 27, 1954

Mrs. W. H. Johnson Died Saturday; Services Monday

Mrs. W. H. Johnson, 74, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the family home, 1504 West Sixth avenue, Saturday afternoon following a few hours’ illness.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

She was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in Corsicana 46 years.

Surviving are her husband W. H. (Pop) Johnson, former Justice of the Peace, Corsicana; a son, Harlan Johnson, and a daughter, Mrs. Louise Hill, both of Dallas; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Sam Harlan, Corsicana, and Will Harlan, Richland; a sister, Mrs. John L. Lewis, Bernard, Texas, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ruben Griffin, Judge C. E. McWilliams, Jack Rea, E. Y. Cunningham, Fred Kessinger, Rufus Pevehouse, T. L. Carlisle, Joe George, Blooming Grove, and C. O. Curington.

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William Benjamin “Ben” Smith
Jun 29, 1889 - Jan 21, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. B. SMITH HELD ON MONDAY

Funeral services for W. B. (Ben) Smith, aged 56, who died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in P. and S. Hospital, were held in the Corley Chapel at 3 p.m. Monday with Frank J. Dunn, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, conducting the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of the city for fourteen years, Mr. Smith is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Estell Smith and a son, Ben C., all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Rosia Ragan, Bald Prairie; Mrs. Georgie Moss, Wortham; and Miss Carrie Smith, Wichita Falls: two brothers, Malcolm A., Grosebeck; and Corley, Wichita Falls.

Pallbearers will be J. O. Burke, F. C. Paul, L. C. Cook, L. M. Jones, S. S. Boyd, Jack Russell, W. E. McKinney and Ben Levy.

Friends will be honorary pallbearers.

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Kathryn (Harris) Bowden
Oct 24, 1892 - Jan 25, 1973

Mrs. Bowden

Graveside services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Katherine Bowden, 80, who died Thursday in Dallas.

Mrs. Bowden was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harris of Corsicana.

She is survived by one son, Mike Bowden of Dallas; one grandson, Al Bowden, also of Dallas; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Effie Bonner, 1215 West 2nd Ave., Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.

Other arrangements and funeral home handling preparations were not known at presstime.

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Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. Katherine Bowden, 80, who died Thursday in Dallas.

Survivors include a son, a grandson, a sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

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Susie Lee (Dozier) Bowden
Oct 25, 1889 - Jan 14, 1958

Funeral Rites Set Thursday For Mrs. Bowden

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Susie Bowden, wife of Grover C. Bowden, who died Tuesday at the family residence, 1422 West Park Ave.

Rites are scheduled at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Wooddy, the pastor officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Bowden is survived by her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Bill and Max Bowden, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Melton, New York City; two granddaughters, two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Dozier and Mrs. C. C. Robertson, both of Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. A. Roe, T. U. Bowden, R. M. Bowden, Jimmy Jones, James E. Cummins, Jimmy Guinn, Henry Bowden, Hubert Bowden and Gene Cummins. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 15, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Grover Cleveland Bowden; d/o Samuel Anderson Dozier & Mary Etta (Maupin) Dozier buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney, Kaufman county, Tx.

Effie Kisiha (Johnston) Hall
Mar 8, 1859 - Jul 3, 1921

Mrs. Effie Hall died at her home at 413 West Tenth avenue. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

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Annie Mae (Howeth) James
Jun 4, 1891 - Nov 7, 1946

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO MRS. JAMES; RITES SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Annie Mae James, aged 55 years, 2225 Park Row, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday night at 11 o’clock following a heart attack during the afternoon. A native Texan, Mrs. James had resided in Corsicana 11 years. She was the widow of the late George D. James, who died here last March.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

The body will remain at the family residence until the funeral hour.

Surviving are five sons, John B. James, Houston; George W. James, Lubbock; Aubrey O. James, Dallas; Albert M. and J. L. James, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Rose Altha James, Corsicana; five brothers, Will Howeth, Jess Howeth and Marshall Howeth, all of Fort Worth; Walter Howeth, Dallas, and A. L. Howeth, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Manis, Alvarado, and Mrs. Gertrude Thompson, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Kittle James, Lubbock and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. A. Purifoy, A. S. Fulton, Silas Fry, Dr. Fred B. Owen, Roy Bristow and W. M. Hurley.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 8, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Dehoney James; d/o Rev. Sidney John Howeth & Alice Rose (Heffner) Howeth buried in Glenwood cemetery, Alvarado, Tx.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. ANNIE JAMES HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae James, aged 55 years, 2225 Park Row, who died at the Navarro clinic Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church. Mrs. James was the widow of the late George D. James who died last March.

Surviving are five sons, John B. James, Houston; George W. James, Lubbock; Aubrey O. James, Dallas; Albert M. and J. L. James, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Rose Altha James, Corsicana; five brothers, Will Howeth, Jess Howeth and Marshall Howeth, all of Fort Worth; Walter Howeth, Dallas, and A. L. Howeth, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Manis, Alvarado, and Mrs. Gertrude Thompson, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Kittle James, Lubbock and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. A. Purifoy, A. S. Fulton, Silas Fry, Dr. Fred B. Owen, Roy Bristow and W. M. Hurley.

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George Dehoney James
May 11, 1888 - Mar 21, 1946

GEORGE D. JAMES FUNERAL FRIDAY FIRST BAPTIST

Funeral services for George D. James, aged 58 years, 2225 Park Row, well-known contractor, who died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday noon, following a short illness, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Rose Altha James, Corsicana; five sons, John D. James, Houston; George W. James, Lubbock; Audrey O. James, Bristol; Albert M. James, Corsicana, and J. L. James, Iwo Jima; three sisters, Mrs. L. J. Lancaster and Mrs. Will Shirley, both of Venus, and Mrs. Ola Tucker, Cleburne; and three brothers, E. D. James, Alvarado; J. E. James, Grandview, and Festus James, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were G. H. Harvin, F. H. Robeson, S. M. Starks, T. B. Caton, C. M. Lane and Joe M. Brown.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 22, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Mae (Howeth) James; s/o Rev. John J. James & Louisa Ellen (Sutton) James buried in Glenwood cemetery, Alvarado, Tx.

Jewell Lewis James
Oct 6, 1926 - Feb 15, 1951

Rites Saturday For J. L. James

Funeral services for J. L. James, 24, disabled World War II veteran, who died in the John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, early Thursday, will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

James served overseas in the U. S. Army during World War II.

He entered the hospital in Galveston, December 30.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Rosa Alpha James, Corsicana; four brothers, Albert James, Corsicana; John James, Houston; George James, San Antonio and Aubrey James, Dallas, and five nieces.

Pallbearers will be Richard (Dick) Everett, Joe Sims, James Ellett, Joe Bob Tekell, Rufus Nutt, Tate Lindsey, Jr., Kenneth Wilson and C. D. Taylor.

Corley will direct.

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J. L. James Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for J. L. James, 24, disabled World War II veteran, who died in a Galveston Hospital Thursday, were held from the First Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Rosa Alpha James, Corsicana; four brothers, Albert James, Corsicana; John James, Houston; George James, San Antonio, and Aubrey James, Dallas, and five nieces.

Pallbearers were Richard (Dick) Everett, Joe Sims, James Ellett, Joe Bob Tekell, Rufus Nutt, Tate Lindsey, Jr., Kenneth Wilson and C. D. Taylor.

Corley directed.

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INFANT SON Flynn
B&D Jan 17, 1946

INFANT SON OF MR. AND MRS. W. R. FLYNN BURIED WEDNESDAY

An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Flynn of Corsicana died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Donald Bowlin Flynn, Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bowlin, Pursley; Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Flynn, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Conwell Gilmore Strickland, Jr.
Sep 29, 1937 - Aug 9, 1946

CONWELL STRICKLAND SON OF JR. COLLEGE DEAN, DIES AT WACO

Conwell Strickland, eight-year-old son of C. G. Strickland, dean of the Navarro Junior College, Corsicana, died in a Waco hospital Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock shortly after having been admitted to the hospital.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock at Purdon. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, Corsicana. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Strickland, Waco, and Mr. and Mrs. G. O. McGehee, Purdon, and other relatives.

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John I. Ferguson
Feb 9, 1866 - Oct 10, 1946

Aged Resident Of Emhouse Died Thursday Morning

J. I. Ferguson, aged 80 years, died at his residence in Emhouse Thursday morning at 9 o’clock He had been ill two months.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse, a son Terrell Armstrong, Abilene; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Tolleson, McKinney; and Mrs. Fred Williams, Emhouse; a sister, Mrs. T. E. Harper, Abilene; and five grandchildren.

The family had resided in Emhouse 33 years.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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RITES SATURDAY FOR J. I. FERGUSON, EMHOUSE RESIDENTS

Funeral services for J. I. Ferguson, aged 80 years, long-time Emhouse resident, who died Thursday morning at his home in Emhouse following an illness of two months, will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Vernon White of Waco, assisted by Rev. Dan Sharpley.

The family had resided in Emhouse 33 years.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse, a son Terrell Ferguson, Abilene; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Tolleson, McKinney; and Mrs. Fred Williams, Emhouse; a sister, Mrs. T. E. Harper, Abilene; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be C. B. Turner, A. C. Richards, Jim B. Collins, C. M. Dixon, Frank Seely and L. O. Hoffman.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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Funeral Rites For J. I. Ferguson Today

Funeral rites for J. I. Ferguson, aged 80 years, who died at his home in Emhouse Thursday morning, were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. He had resided at Emhouse 33 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, a sister, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Terry Thomas Sutton
Oct 2, 1899 - Nov 10, 1972

T. P. Sutton

Funeral services are to be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Terry P. Sutton, 72, of Corsicana and native of Italy, Tex., who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Roy Davis will officiate with Rev. Carl Rohlfs assisting. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a member of First Methodist church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Evelena Sutton of Corsicana; two sons, Kenward Sutton of Tulsa, Okla., and Gwynn Sutton of Irving; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Kyle Harris of Corsicana; a brother, Leon Sutton of Duncanville, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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T. P. Sutton

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at a local funeral chapel for Terry P. Sutton, 72, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Roy Davis officiated assisted by Rev. Carl Rohlfs. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister, one brother and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Emily Gertrude “Gertie” (Smith) Wilson
Jan 2, 1875 - Feb 9, 1950

Mrs. Wilson Dies Here Thursday; Funeral Friday

Mrs. Gertie Wilson, 74, died at the P. and S. Hospital shortly before noon Thursday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the Seventh and James Baptist church in Waco, formerly of Corsicana.

A native of Pursley, Mrs. Wilson resided in the Pursley and Purdon communities most of her life.

Surviving are two sons, L. C. Wilson, Fort Worth, and T. L. Wilson, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. B. C. Wright, Corsicana; Mrs. Howard Giles, Amarillo, and Mrs. J. D. Lee, Waco; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother, George T. Smith, Ganado and other relatives.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Wilson Held On Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertie Wilson, 74, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, Waco minister, former pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mrs. Wilson resided in the Pursley and Purdon communities most of her life.

Surviving are two sons, L. C. Wilson, Fort Worth, and T. L. Wilson, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. B. C. Wright, Corsicana; Mrs. Howard Giles, Amarillo, and Mrs. J. D. Lee, Waco; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother, George T. Smith, Ganado and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers.

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Jeanette Bowden
B&D Sep 24, 1946

Rites For Infant Tuesday Afternoon

Jeanette Bowden, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bowden, Jr., died at the P. & S. Hospital early Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Mrs. Bowden is the former Miss Joyce McMullan.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. McMullan, Tupelo, and W. M. Bowden, Sr., Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Grady Everett Bowden
Feb 10, 1894 - Jan 9, 1962

G. E. Bowden Rites Friday

Final rites for Grady Everett Bowden will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church here with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Officiating will be Rev. Willis P. Gerhardt, retired rector of the Haven of Rest in Abilene, assisted by Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector, St. John’s Episcopal church.

A former resident of Abilene, Bowden died in Dallas Tuesday where he had resided the past two and one-half years.

Surviving are his widow, one son, Mike Bowden, all of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. J. Hubert Curtis, Jal, N. M.; two brothers, V.O. Bowden, Lovington, N.M. and M. C. Bowden, Clyde. He was a brother-in-law of the late E. B. Harris, Sr., Corsicana.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Rites Held For G. E. Bowden

Funeral services for Grady Everett Bowden were held Friday at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church here with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Officiating were Rev. Willis P. Gerhardt, retired rector of the Haven of Rest in Abilene, assisted by Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector, St. John’s Episcopal church.

A former resident of Abilene Bowden died in Dallas Tuesday where he had resided the past two and one-half years.

Survivors include his widow, one son, Mike Bowden, all of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. J. Hubert Curtis, Jal, N. M.; two brothers, V.O. Bowden, Lovington, N.M. and M. C. Bowden, Clyde. He was a brother-in-law of the late E. B. Harris, Sr., Corsicana.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Hubert Daniel “Bozo” Bowden
Jul 24, 1910 - Mar 15, 1962

Hubert Bowden Dies Thursday

Hubert D. Bowden, 949 West Sixth avenue, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday afternoon of a heart attack. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Corley Funeral Home.

Bowden was an employe of Oil City Iron Works and formerly was with Bethlehem Supply Company plant here. He was stricken Wednesday at noon.

Surviving are his wife and other relatives.

Bowden was a Baptist and Mason.

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Hubert Bowden Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Hubert D. Bowden will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Robert Woody, pastor, First Baptist church and Rev. Lamoln Champ, Palestine Baptist minister, officiating.

Graveside rites will be held in Oakwood with Masons in charge.

A long-time Corsicana resident, Mr. Bowden, 61, died in Memorial hospital Thursday following a heart attack.

An employe of Oil City Iron Works, Bowden was formerly connected with Bethlehem Supply company.

Surviving, other than his widow, are one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Orr, Waxahachie; father, W. M. Bowden, Sr., Corsicana; three brothers, Charles M. Bowden, Dallas; Henry F. Bowden, Corsicana, and W. M. Bowden, Jr., Lancaster; two sisters, Mrs. T. D. Clark, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. D. Cameron, Texas City; one grandchild and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Baggett, Jack Kenney, Emmett Dosser, Alfred Clowe, W. C. O’Neal, Isadore Goldberg, Wayne Oldroyd, William Clarkson III, and Cliff Miller.

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Hold Services Hubert Bowden

Final rites for Hubert D. Bowden were held Saturday at 10:30 from the Corley chapel with Rev. Robert Woody, pastor, First Baptist church and Rev. Lamon Champ, Palestine Baptist minister, officiating.

Graveside rites were held in Oakwood cemetery with Masons in charge.

Bowden, 61, died in Memorial hospital Thursday following a heart attack. He was a long-time Corsicana resident.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Orr, Waxahachie; father, W. M. Bowden, Sr., Corsicana; three brothers, Charles M. Bowden, Dallas; Henry F. Bowden, Corsicana, and W. M. Bowden, Jr., Lancaster; two sisters, Mrs. T. D. Clark, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. D. Cameron, Texas City; one grandchild and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Baggett, Jack Kenney, Emmett Dosser, Alfred Clowe, W. C. O’Neal, Isadore Goldberg, Wayne Oldroyd, William Clarkson III, and Cliff Miller.

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Thomas Hart Benton, Jr.
Nov 18, 1880 - May 12, 1946

FUNERAL PLANNED ON TUESDAY FOR THOMAS H. BENTON

Thomas H. Benton, aged 65 years, 1104 West Fourth avenue, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday. Funeral services are planned from the McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Benton had been general secretary of the Sunday school of the First Methodist church for the past 18 years, and was active in insurance and political circles of Navarro county for many years. He was a native Texan and resided in the Black Hills community for a number of years before moving to Corsicana.

He was active in YMCA campaigns, and formerly was a director of the association.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Edith Benton, Houston, and Mrs. Wm. T. Pharr, Shreveport, La.; a brother, E. Gibson Benton, Emhouse; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Pike, Black Hills and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Boyce Martin, W. H. Norwood, Dr. H. b. Love, E. C. Sears, J. W. McCammon, E. E. Babers, June Clark and Jimmie Pitts.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 13, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Flora Dee (Prince) Benton married Jun 7, 1908; s/o Thomas Hart Benton, Sr. & Susanna Louise (Price) Benton

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Funeral Rites Held For Thomas Benton Tuesday Morning

Funeral services for Thomas H. Benton, aged 65 years, 1104 West Fourth Avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Benton was general secretary of the Sunday School of the First Methodist church for the past 18 years, and was well-known in insurance and political circles. He was active in YMCA campaigns and was a director of the association for a number of years.

A native of Black Hills, Navarro county, Benton had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Edith Benton, Houston, and Mrs. Wm. T. Pharr, Shreveport, La.; a brother, E. Gibson Benton, Emhouse; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Pike, Black Hills and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Boyce Martin, W. H. Norwood, Dr. H. b. Love, E. C. Sears, J. W. McCammon, E. E. Babers, June Clark and Jimmie Pitts.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Josephine (McGee) Prince
Apr 22, 1867 - Jul 13, 1948

MRS. D. P. PRINCE DIED TUESDAY A.M.; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. D. P. Prince, aged 71 years, died at her home, 1921 West Fifth avenue, Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Native of Tennessee, Mrs. Prince came to Texas as a small child and has since resided in Navarro county and Corsicana practically all of her life.

Surviving are 11 children, Elmer and Ernest Prince, both of Corsicana; Mrs. T. H. Benton, Houston; Wm. T. Prince, Corsicana; Newton Prince, Lockhart; Mrs. R. R. Pease, Beaumont; Charles Prince, Shreveport; Sug Prince, Malakoff; Dexter Prince, Houston; Mrs. J. H. Pitts and Mrs. June Clark, both of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Joe Parrish, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lila Hunter, Chickasha, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Howard Allen, W. L. Holman, C. O. (Cap) Currington, Elliott Middleton, Claude Absher, Tom Spikes, Robert Davidson and Clark Butler.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 13, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Darling P. “Darl” Prince; d/o Samuel “Sam” McGee & Victoria (Jarrett) McGee buried in Black Hills cemetery

John Martin Kenworthy, Jr.
Oct 1, 1946 - Oct 28, 1946

KENWORTHY CHILD’S FUNERAL HELD ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

John Martin Kenworthy, Jr., 28-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kenworthy, Chicago, died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Sarah Lee Kenworthy; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Shanks, Corsicana.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

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Olivia C. Smith
Nov 23, 1869 - Sep 24, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES MISS OLIVIA SMITH BE HELD THURSDYA

Miss Olivia Smith, proprietor of a woman’s shop on West Collin street, died at the Navarro clinic Tuesday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. R. N. Jones, Tyler and Mrs. W. A. Richardson, Dallas; two nieces, Mrs. H. G. Gribble, Tyler and Mrs. Phoebe Jean Keele, Fort Worth; two nephews, Arthur Jones and George S. Richardson, both of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be R. P. Bates, Jester Pittman, N. Suttle Roberts, S. K. Brietz, J. D. Carroll and Durwood Robinson.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MISS OLIVIA SMITH HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral rites were held at 3 p.m. Thursday for Miss Olivia Smith, West Collin St., women’s shop proprietor, who died at Navarro Clinic Tuesday following a short illness.

Pallbearers were R. P. Bates, Jester Pittman, N. Suttle Roberts, S. K. Brietz, J. D. Carroll and Durwood Robinson. Rites were conducted at McCammon Funeral Chapel by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. R. N. Jones, Tyler and Mrs. W. A. Richardson, Dallas; two nieces, Mrs. H. G. Gribble, Tyler and Mrs. Phoebe Jean Keele, Fort Worth; two nephews, Arthur Jones and George S. Richardson, Dallas.

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Delilah Elizabeth (Smith) Jones
May 19, 1873 - May 1, 1956

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. R. N. Jones, 83, former Corsicana resident, who died in Tyler, Tuesday at the home of her daughters, Mrs. H. G. Gribble, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 11 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Jones resided in Corsicana most of her life until moving to Tyler a few years ago. She was an active member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Gribble, Tyler; a son, Arthur N. Jones, Dallas; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Derwood Robinson, Ralph Stell, Amos, Choate, W. H. Balcom, Buddy Wiggins and Frank Holmes. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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Robbie Shan Roberson
Sep 23, 1947 - Sep 24, 1947

Rites For Infant Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for Robbie Shan Roberson, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Roberson, Corsicana, who died Wednesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Wallace, Corsicana, and John Roberson, Roane.

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Johnnie Ray Roberson
Aug 26, 1928 - Jan 24, 1976

J. R. Roberson

Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at the Cave and Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas for Johnie Ray Roberson, 46, resident of Dallas, who died Saturday in Dallas. The Rev. J. T. Davis officiated. Burial was at Post Oak cemetery in Roane.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Betty Jo Roberson of Dallas; three daughters, Alice, Mrs. Cindy Freddie, and Paula; a granddaughter, Angela; two sisters, Mae Russell of Corsicana and Mrs. Edna Graves of Roane; and four brothers, Delma Roberson of Corsicana, Floyd Roberson of Roane, J. C. Roberson of Cedar Hill and Elbert Roberson of New Mexico.

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Anna W. (Beasley) Stewart
Feb 14, 1871 - Mar 17, 1947

Former Resident Died In Ft. Worth

Mrs. Annie W. Stewart, aged 77 years, former Corsicana resident died at Fort Worth Monday. Funeral services are slated at Fort Worth Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Post Oak cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. One son James Stewart, Fort Worth and other relatives survive.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Rites Postponed For Mrs. Annie W. Stewart

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Annie W. Stewart, aged 77 years, former Corsicana resident who died in Fort Worth Monday, have been indefinitely postponed awaiting the arrival of relatives. The rites originally were slated for Tuesday with interment in Post Oak cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

One son, James Stewart, Fort Worth, and other relatives survive.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. Annie Stewart Rites Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie W. Stewart, aged 77 years, who died in Fort Worth Monday, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Post Oak cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church here.

A son, James Stewart, Fort Worth, and other relatives survive.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Joseph Weldon Cates
Sep 29, 1914 - Mar 10, 1991

Jay W. "Bud" Cates, 76 of Proctor, Texas, formerly of Corsicana, died March 10, 1991 at Comanche Connumity Hospital.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Cates of Proctor; one stepson, Michael Parton of Proctor; one brother, Charlie Cates of Lake Livingston; and two sisters, Cleo Howard of Corsicana and Sally Bradshaw of Houston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 11, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • Burial is in LaSalle Cemetery, Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas

Lonnie Douglas "Doug" Holcomb
Jan 19, 1919 - Mar 8, 1991

Doug Holcomb, 72, of Dallas, died March 8, 1991, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Restland Memorial Chapel in Dallas, with Dr. Mel Carter officiating. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.

He was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Roane, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Holcomb of Dallas; one son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Pat Holcomb of Dallas; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and one sister-in-law, Jewell Holcomb of Corsicana; and a host of other relatives.

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Roy Boatwright, Jr.
Jan 27, 1919 - Mar 7, 1991

Roy Boatwright Jr., 72, of Corsicana, died March 7, 1991, at navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Dew Cemetery, with Rev. Dwight officiating.

He was born Jan. 27, 1919, and had resided in navarro County for the past two years. He was a self-employed mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Boatwright of Corsicana; one son Roy Boatwright III of Corsicana; four daughters, Lisa Boatwright and Jenifer Boatwright, both of Corsicana, Sandra Boatwright of Florida and Billie Gavito of Texas; and two grandchildren.

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George Plumly McPherson
Sep 19. 1916 - Mar 14, 1991

George P. McPherson, 74, of Corsicana, died March 14, 1991 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m.
Saturday at the Wylie Cemetery in Wylie.

He was born Sept. 19, 1916 in Corsicana, and was a retired accountant for the Farm Credit Banks of Texas, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Thomas A. McPherson of Beaumont; two stepsons, Dr. N.C. Wilson of DeSoto and Dr. Bill Wilson of Lubbock; and one nephew, Thomas Wayne McPherson of Beaumont.

Pallbearers will be Ross Maxfield, Virgil Scrimshire, Hoyte Moore, Roger Johnston, J.R. Black, Ben Jones, Ed Zabcik, and Alvis Calame.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 15, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • s/o William A. McPherson and Blanche (George) McPherson

Maud (Wingard) Weatherby
Apr 2, 1898 - Mar 10, 1991

Maud Wingard Weatherby, 92, of Corsicana, died March 10, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born April 2, 1898, in Winnsboro, and had resided in Corsicana for 68 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, G.H. Weatherby of Corsicana; three grandsons, Mike Thrall of Orlando, Fla., and George Weatherby and Bill McKie, both of Corsicana; four granddaughters, Beverly Mirza of Los Angeles, Calif., Janet Thrasher of Palmer, and Blancy Pipkin and Mary Hones, both of Corsicana; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Chester Elton Marr
Nov 14, 1917 - Mar 12, 1991

Elton Marr, 73, of Corsicana, died March 12, 1991, at melhaven Nursing Home.

Memorial graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Gause, and had lived most of his life in Corsicana. He owned and operated a transfer business, and had served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include one son, Philip Marr of Dallas; two daughters, Sally Marr of Los Angeles, and Mary Marr Robertson of Dallas; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Louise Ford of Silver City; one brother, Bill Marr of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corsicana Animal Shelter, 617 S. 12th St., Corsicana 75110.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 15, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • h/o Lena Faye (Allmon) Marr; s/o James Gosher Marr & Jo Lecie (Smith) Marr

John Thomas Youngblood
Jun 2, 1861 - Feb 22, 1946

J. T. YOUNGBLOOD DIES AT 84; RITES PLANNED SATURDAY

J. T. Youngblood, aged 84 years, died at the family residence, 120 Kerr Avenue, Friday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Missionary Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor.

A native of Panola county, Texas, Youngblood was born June 2, 1861. He resided at Rice for a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana. He was an employee of the street department of the city for a number of years before his retirement.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Ketchum, of Corsicana; a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mina Tracy, Houston, and other relatives.

Youngblood had been a member of the Missionary Baptist church more than 60 years.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR J. T. YOUNGBLOOD

Funeral services for J. T. Youngblood, aged 84, native Texan, who died at 120 Kerr Avenue Friday morning following an extended illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church. The rites were conducted by the Rev. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. He had been a member of the Missionary Baptist church more than 60 years. Deacons of the church were pallbearers.

A former resident of Rice, Youngblood was an employee of the street department of the city of Corsicana for a number of years before his retirement. He was born June 2, 1861, in Panola county.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Ketchum, of Corsicana; a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mina Tracy, Houston, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Cleo Patsy (Ellis) Youngblood
Dec 18, 1873 - Oct 2, 1958

Mrs. Youngblood Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. T. Youngblood, 84, who died at the family residence, 1321 West Sixth avenue Thursday, were held from the Missionary Baptist church Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

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

A native of Montague county, Mrs. Youngblood had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Annie Mae Ketchum, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. Opal Weatherford, Dallas; two great granddaughters, Mrs. Forrestine Mesker, Corsicana, and Mrs. Charlotte Sherrard, Dallas; a brother, Garland Ellis, Crockett; three sisters, Mrs. Dessona Jones, Crockett; Mrs. Asia Masters, Grapeland, and Mrs. Clara Logan, Latexo, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Mary Jo Carr
Feb 15, 1953 - Feb 17, 1953

Rites Wednesday For Carr Infant

Graveside services at Oakwood cemetery will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. for Mary Jo Carr, two-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buna Carr, of Waco, formerly of Corsicana, who died Tuesday. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Larry and Harry Carr, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Youngblood, all of Waco.

Corley directs.

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Ebb E. Gilcrease
Jul 27, 1890 - Jan 17, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR E. E. GILCREASE TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for E. E. Gilcrease, aged 50 years, who died in Texas City late Thursday, will be held form the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the rites, while the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, will conduct a military funeral at the grave. He was a veteran of World War I and was in the grocery business here for 12 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a grandson, two brothers, a sister, and other realtives.

Pallbearers will be C. A. Vaughn, George Baum, P. H. Franklin, C. H. Allen, E. J. Womack and T. P. Hays.

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FUNERAL RITES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR E. E. GILCREASE

Funeral services for E. E. Gilcrease, 50, who died in Texas City late Thursday were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church with Johnson -Wiggins Post No. 22 American Legion, holding a military ceremony at the grave. Gilcrease was in Company D. 359th infantry, in World War I.

The deceased was well-known in Corsicana and was engaged in the grocery business here for 13 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a grandson, Jimmie Gilcrease, Houston; three brothers, Virgil Gilcrease, Dallas; Lyman Gilcrease, Amarillo, Ora Gilcrease, Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Walthal, Olton, and Mrs. Lizzie Hodge, Gladewater, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. A. Vaughn, George Baum, P. H. Franklin, C. H. Allen, E. J. Womack and T. P. Hays.

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Lillian Elizabeth (Emmons) Elkins
Mar 16, 1896 - Mar 3, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. EUGENE ELKINS SCHEDULED TUESDAY

Mrs. Eugene Elkins, aged 49 years of Dallas, died in the Gaston Hospital in Dallas Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Wm. C. Jones of Dallas, assisted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church here.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Elkins, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Dora Emmons, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Kossie Emmons, Corsicana, and Mrs. Adine Sikes, Dallas; two brothers, Harry and Edgar Emmons, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Larry Dunbar, Dallas; L. M. Morton, Leon Clark, Chas. E. Keathley, N. Suttle Roberts and Lloyd Slaughter, Dallas.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR DALLAS WOMAN HELD HERE ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Elkins, aged 49 years, of Dallas, who died in a Dallas hospital Sunday night, were held Tuesday morning at 1p:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Wm. C. Jones of Dallas, assisted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church here.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Elkins, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Dora Emmons, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Kossie Emmons, Corsicana, and Mrs. Adine Sikes, Dallas; two brothers, Harry and Edgar Emmons, both of Dallas.

Pallbearers were Larry Dunbar, Dallas; L. M. Morton, Leon Clark, Chas. E. Keathley, N. Suttle Roberts and Lloyd Slaughter, Dallas.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Birdie Belle (Huff) Emmons
Oct 7, 1903 - Aug 6, 1977

Mrs. Emmons

DALLAS – Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Lamar & Smith Funeral Home in Dallas for Mrs. Birdie Belle Emmons, 73, a Dallas resident and former resident of Corsicana who died here Saturday. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Betty Jane Bentley, of Dallas; by three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mena Jones of Los Angeles and Mrs. Willie Mae Lee of Beaumont; and one brother, Campbell M. Gillespie of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Mon., Aug 8, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Edgar Emmons married Jul. 7, 1923; d/o William Sanders Huff & Louise Amanda “Lula” (Campbell) Gillespie-Huff

Costella “Kossie” Emmons
Apr 5, 1906 - Mar 3, 1975

Kossie Emmons

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Miss Kossie Emmons, resident of San Antonio, who died Monday in San Antonio. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a former resident of Corsicana, lived in San Antonio five years, and was cashier for American National Insurance Company in Corsicana for 42 years.

She was also a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a brother, Harry Emmons of Dallas, several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Virgil Pope of San Antonio and Mrs. Joe Bell of Corsicana.

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Jaycel (Alexander) Emmons
Aug 12, 1897 - Sep 6, 1965

Mrs. Emmons Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Harry Emmons, formerly of Corsicana, died of a heart attack in Dallas Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Dudley Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas and graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery at 4 p.m.

Surviving are her husband, Harry M. Emmons, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Jane Grounds and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Matthews, both of Dallas; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hiett and Mrs. Bill Stinson, both of Oklahoma City; a sister-in-law, Miss Kossie Emmons, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 6, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Harry Metcalf Emmons; d/o William H. “Will” Alexander & Lydia (Wadley) Alexander (Lydia is buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx.)

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Mrs. Emmons Services Held

Graveside rites for Mrs. Jacel Emmons, 1111 Walter, Apt. D., who died of a heart attack in Dallas Sunday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery at 4 p.m. Tuesday. An earlier service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dudley Hughes Chapel in Dallas. She formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, Harry M. Emmons, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Jane Grounds and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Matthews, both of Dallas; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hiett and Mrs. Bill Stinson, both of Oklahoma City; a sister-in-law, Miss Kossie Emmons, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Dr. Dean Harrison conducted the services.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Robert Edward Lee Smith
Mar 30, 1871 - Mar 28, 1946

Fort Worth Resident To Be Buried Here

R. L. Smith died in Fort Worth Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites are to be conducted by Revs. S. A. Barnes and G. W. Greebon of Fort Worth with the Masons in charge of the rites at the grave.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Brown, Lamar; Mrs. E. T. Ballard, El Dorado, Ark.; and Mrs. H. W. Hilde, Long Beach, Calif.; five sons, W. L. and F. B. Smith, both of Fort Worth; P. G. Smith, Idaho; L. A. and R. W. Smith, both of Houston; a brother, J. B. Smith, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Fort Worth Resident Buried Here Today

Funeral services for R. L. Smith, who died in Fort Worth, were held Saturday in Fort Worth with interment in Oakwood cemetery at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Masons had charge of the rites.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Brown, Lavan; Mrs. E. T. Ballard, El Dorado, Ark.; and Mrs. H. W. Hedde, Long Beach, Calif.; five sons, W. L. and F. B. Smith, both of Fort Worth; P. G. Smith, Idaho; L. A. and R. W. Smith, both of Houston; a brother, J. D. Smith, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements here.

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Vernie (Gastineau) Hague
Mar 17, 1880 - Mar 27, 1946

MILDRED RESIDENT TO BE BURIED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Vernie Hague, aged 66 years, died at the family residence in the Mildred community Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. D. Bradley, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Hague, Mildred and a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Swarthout, Mildred.

Pallbearers will be W. G. Owen, George Robinson, Charles J. Reeves, W. E. Swarthout, Gene Tyner and S. L. Brashear.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 28, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Herbert Hague married Jan 22, 1899 Carroll, Arkansas; d/o Chrisley Gastineau & Catherine (Lane) Gastineau

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. VERNIE HAGUE, MILDRED, ARE HELD

Funeral services for Mrs. Vernie Hague, aged 66 years, who died at the family home in the Mildred community Wednesday afternoon were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. D. Badley, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Hague, and a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Swartout, both of Mildred.

Pallbearers were W. G. Owen, George Robinson, W. E. Swartout, Charles I. Reeves, Gene Tyner, and S. L. Brashear.

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Bascom Baxter Munsey, Jr.
Apr 3, 1918 - Jul 23, 1946

CORSICANA NATIVE DIED TUESDAY IN BOSTON; RITES HERE

B. B. Munsey, Jr., about 28, ensign in the U. S. Navy, died in Boston, Mass., early Tuesday morning in a base hospital. He received a broken arm in the Philippine Islands some time ago and recently was sent to Boston where complications resulted.

The body will be brought to Corsicana for burial.

Ensign Munsey was a native of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Boston, Mass., to whom he was recently married; father, B. B. Munsey, Sr., Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Jackson, Orange, and Mrs. John Martin, Dallas; three aunts, Mrs. C. C. Sands and Mrs. Taylor Dosser, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. H. Sutton, Drane; an uncle, Louis Marshall, Dallas, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct local arrangements.

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NATIVE CORSICANA NAVAL OFFICER TO BE BURIED HERE

Funeral services for B. B. Munsey, Jr., about 28 years old, ensign in the U. S. Navy who died in a Boston base hospital early Tuesday morning from complications following the breaking of an arm while on duty in the Philippines, are scheduled here Sunday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent. Ensign Munsey was a native of Corsicana.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Saturday night at 11:40 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife of Boston; father, B. B. Munsey, Sr., Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Jackson, Orange, and Mrs. John Martin, Dallas; three aunts, Mrs. C. C. Sands and Mrs. Taylor Dosser, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. H. Sutton, Drane; an uncle, Louis Marshall, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ensign David L. Bramhall, Chelsea Hospital; Lod Allison, A. G. Elliott, Alyn Gordon, Edward M. Polk, Jr.; Billy Peck, Frank Walker, J. C. Ragland and Ralph Tatum, Jr.

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SERVICES PLANNED SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR B. B. MUNSEY, JR.

Funeral services for B. B. Munsey, Jr., aged 28, who died Tuesday in a naval hospital in Boston, will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the McCammon Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Methodist district superintendent, will conduct the rites.

The ensign succumbed after complications arose following the breaking of a arm while on duty in the Philippines. He was a native of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Boston; father, B. B. Munsey, Sr., Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Jackson, Orange, and Mrs. John Martin, Dallas; three aunts, Mrs. C. C. Sands and Mrs. Taylor Dosser, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. H. Sutton, Drane; an uncle, Louis Marshall, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ensign David L. Bramhall, Chelsea Hospital; Lod Allison, A. G. Elliott, Alyn Gordon, Edward M. Polk, Jr.; Billy Peck, Frank Walker, J. C. Ragland and Ralph Tatum, Jr.

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FUNERAL HELD FOR ENS. B. B. MUNSEY

Funeral services for Ensign B. B. Muncey, Jr., aged 28 years, who died Tuesday in the Chelsea hospital, near Boston, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent. Ensign Munsey, a native of Corsicana, suffered a broken arm in the Philippines and complications were attributed as the cause of death following his return to the States.

Surviving are his wife of Boston; father, B. B. Munsey, Sr., Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Jackson, Orange, and Mrs. John Martin, Dallas; three aunts, Mrs. C. C. Sands and Mrs. Taylor Dosser, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. H. Sutton, Drane; an uncle, Louis Marshall, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ensign David L. Bramhall, Chelsea Hospital; Lod Allison, A. G. Elliott, Alyn Gordon, Edward M. Polk, Jr.; Billy Peck, Frank Walker, J. C. Ragland and Ralph Tatum, Jr.

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Bascom Baxter Munsey, Sr.
Feb 3, 1874 - Nov 21, 1956

Former Banker Dies In Dallas

B. B. Munsey, former Corsicana banker, died early Wednesday afternoon in a Dallas clinic.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Conley of Dallas.

Munsey was a prominent business and financial figure in Navarro county for a number of years and formerly was president of the State National Bank.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Jackson, Orange, and Mrs. John Martin, Dallas, three grandchildren and other relatives.

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B. B Munsey Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for B. B. Munsey, 82, who died in the Dallas Medical and Surgical Clinic Wednesday noon, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Connolly, pastor of the Munger Place Methodist Church in Dallas.

Munsey was a financial, business and civic leader of Corsicana for many years and was one of the organizers and the first president of the State National Bank which was established about the time World War I ended. He was the head of the bank when the present home and office building was erected in the middle 1920s.

Born in Neosho, Mo., Feb. 3, 1874, Munsey came to Red Oak, Ellis county, Texas, when 16 years of age and a few years later came to Drane, and then to Corsicana where he was engaged in real estate and other ventures before the organization of the bank. When he retired from the banking field, the late I. N. Cerf succeeded him to the presidency.

After leaving the bank, Munsey moved to Dallas in 1935 and was engaged in building activities, real estate and allied business.

He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, seeing service in the Philippines. His son, the late B. B. Munsey, Jr., served in the same area in World War II, and his grandson, Johnny Martin, Jr., was stationed in the Korean area, making three generations of the family to serve in the same area of the Far East.

Munsey was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Jackson, Orange, and Mrs. John Martin, Dallas; a grandson, Johnny Martin, Jr., Houston; two granddaughters, Joann Jackson and Judy Jackson, both of Orange; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Butcher, St. Louis, Mo., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tyree L. Bell, W. W. Carnal and Thomas J. Insall, all of Dallas; Joe Tate, Dr. E. H. Newton and W. J. King, all of Corsicana.

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Al T. “Alt” Graves
Nov 20, 1879 - Jan 30, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY FOR AL T. GRAVES

Al T. Graves, aged 66 years, of Navarro died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Frank Dunn, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. J. S. Newman.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro; a son, Willard Oakley, Kansas City; two brothers, Hillie Graves, Mexia, and William Graves of Mertens; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Foster, Norman, Okla., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 30, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Myrtle (Wright) Oakley-Graves married Aug. 21, 1918; s/o William Neil Graves & Roberta Eleanor (McDaniel) Graves buried at New Pursley cemetery

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FUNERAL RITES FOR AL T. GRAVES HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Al T. Graves, aged 66 years, Navarro farmer who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Frank Dunn, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. J. S. Newman.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro; a son, Willard Oakley, Kansas City; two brothers, Hillie Graves, Mexia, and William Graves, Mertens; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Foster, Norman, Okla., and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Robert Ray McFadden
Sep 1, 1901 - Jul 26, 1948

RAY M’FADDEN FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Ray McFadden, 45, former boxer pipeline worker, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night. He was admitted to the hospital a few hours before his death. He was reported to have recently been injured in a pipeline mishap.

McFadden was born at Purdon Sep. 1, 1902, but spent practically all his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bland, all of Corsicana.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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William Tee McFadden
Sep 11, 1876 - Feb 20, 1946

FORMER TREASURER, JUSTICE OF PEACE DIES ON WEDNESDAY

W. T. McFadden, aged 69 years, 826 South Sixteenth street, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Wednesday morning following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Mississippi, McFadden had resided in Navarro county many years. Prior to moving to Corsicana, he was a resident of the Frost community.

McFadden was well-known throughout Navarro county. He had served as Navarro county treasurer and as justice of the peace, Precinct 1, for several terms.

Surviving are a son, Ray McFadden, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Effie Lewis, Houston, and two sisters, Mrs. Tom LeMay, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Willie Martin, Dallas.

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W. T. MCFADDEN FUNERAL HELD ON THURSDAY P.M.

Funeral services for W. T. McFadden, aged 69 years, 826 South Sixteenth street, who died in the P. and S. Hospital early Wednesday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. McFadden is a former Navarro county treasurer and served several terms as justice of the peace here. He had been ill health for several months.

A native of Mississippi, he resided in the Frost area for several years before he moved to Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Ray McFadden, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Effie Lewis, Houston, and two sisters, Mrs. Tom LeMay, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Willie Martin, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Maude May (Wilson) McGee
Apr 30, 1883 - Nov 3, 1946

FORMER RESIDENT IS RETURNED HERE FOR FUNERAL SERVICES

Mrs. Maud McGee, aged 63 years, died at her home in Marshall early Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Mrs. McGee resided in Corsicana until four years ago when she moved to Marshall.

Surviving are three sons, Ernest McGee, Jeaneratte, La.; Perry McGee, Marshall, and R. C. McGee, New Iberia, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sydney Marks, Perry McCammon, Edgar Metcalf, Jimmie Gordon, Elbert Terry and Ford Terry.

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James Monroe Arnett
May 29, 1866 - Aug 21, 1946

JAS. MONROE ARNETT FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.

James Monroe Arnett, aged 80 years, died at his home, 1206 West Eleventh avenue, Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the church.

A native of Tennessee, he came here in 1900 from Woodbury, Tenn. Arnett joined the Methodist church when a small boy.

Surviving are six sons, Riley G. Arnett, Bastrop, La.; Harrison Arnett, Murchison; J. L. and R. E. Arnett, both of Dallas; Albert L. Arnett, Trinidad and Fowler Arnett, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Jim Clark, Fort Worth; Misses Mildred and Julia Arnett and Mrs. Allie Lake, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Morton, Doyle, Tenn., and Mrs. J. D. Miles, Fort Worth; a brother Sam Arnett, Laketown; 24 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be E. A. Boyd, R. R. Owen, Ernest Jones, Horace Hayes, Harvey Hayes and Lloyd K. Carraway.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Local Resident Son Of Jas. M. Arnett

In the account of the death of James Monroe Arnett as carried Thursday, the name of Frank Arnett, a son of Corsicana was not carried in the list of survivors.

The funeral of the elder Arnett was held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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George Bruce Gillen, Jr.
Feb 24, 1950 - Aug 17, 2019

George Bruce Gillen, Jr., 69, of Corsicana, passed away on August 17, 2019, in Corsicana. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Bruce was born on February 24, 1950, in Bexar County, Texas, to the late Bruce and Helen (Mullenix) Gillen. He graduated from Lake Highlands High School, Dallas, in 1969. He attended SMU and East Texas State University. Bruce was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Living Word Spiritual Center in Corsicana. He was quick-witted and never met a stranger.

Bruce was preceded in death by his brother, Denny.

Survivors include his sisters, Debbie Peveto and her husband, Robert, and Kathy Lanier and her husband, Johnny; nephews: Clint Peveto, Matt Wilson and his wife, Nicole, Grant Peveto and his wife, Melissa, Drew Wilson and his wife, Claire; his Aunt Ruth and Uncle Gene; as well as numerous other relatives; and his beloved dog, Jonathan. V5

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Terry Lee Rodgers
Mar 23, 1965 - Oct 28, 2019

Terry Lee Rodgers, 54 of Corsicana passed away Oct. 28, 2019. He was born March 23, 1965 in Huntington Beach, CA to Stanley Odell Rodgers and Gertrude Gray Rodgers.

Terry moved to Corsicana 25 years ago from Lubbock. He enjoyed fishing, camping and his family and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by parents Stanley Odell Rodgers and Gertrude Irwin and wife Patsy Rodger in 2017.

His is survived by step sons, Joshua and Dustin Steele; six grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Trudy Barrera of Ozona, Lowery Irwin of San Antonio, Steve Rodgers of Plainview, Chuck Rodgers of Corsicana, Greg Rodgers of Winoa. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at Grace Community Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Maston Riley "Matt" Hart
Apr 15, 1941 - Aug. 27, 2019

Maston "Matt" Riley Hart, 78, went home to our Lord and Savior on Aug. 27, 2019. Matt was born on April 15, 1941 in Malakoff. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at his home in Pursley, of which he was a 41 year resident.

Matt was a Deacon of the Pursley Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing. Matt shared a love for making music, especially on the guitar. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and a true friend to all he met.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 wonderful years, Mary Jo Hart; parents, Riley and Minnie Ellen Hart; precious granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hart; sisters, Martha Jo Hart, Billie Stark, and Maxine Campbell.

Matt is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bubba and Janet Hart; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Dale Owen; grandson James Maston Pritchett; granddaughters and grandson-in-laws: Amy and Steven Virgil, Tiffany and Tony Robinson, and Chrissie and Wade Bazar; great grandchildren: Jackson Riley and Mary Kate Virgil, Antony, Tylen, and Kylie Jo Robinson, Ayden and Addie Bazar; sister-in-law, Claudine Gibbs; and special family friends, Travis, Sue, and Chris Anderson.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Pastor Chet Brake of Pursley Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be David Murray, Terry Brooks, Greg Eddins, Don Owens, Travis Anderson, and Stan Lawhon. Robert Young and all the coffee drinkers from the Parrish County Store will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Lynda Ruth (Dyer) Barber
Aug 6, 1946 - Sep 22, 2019

Lynda Ruth Dyer Barber, 73 of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Lynda Ruth Dyer Barber, 73 of Corsicana was called home by her Lord and Savior on September 22, 2019. She was born August 6, 1946 to Bertie Ruth Cook Dyer and Buford Alvin Dyer in Corsicana. She was always cheerful, never meeting a stranger. She had a big love for her family most of all her grandchildren & great grandchildren. She loved dancing, singing, reading, and garage selling. Never missing a bargain! She was loved dearly by many, and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Buford Dyer. She is survived by her mother, Bertie Dyer; sister, Barbara Dyer Russell; brother, Alvin Dyer both of Corsicana; daughters, Dawn Wiggins and husband Stephen of Mildred, Mary Elizabeth Hitt of Austin and Christi Thompson and husband Daniel of Mildred; grandchildren, Shaye Turner, Russell Turner and wife Courtney, Shelby Wiggins, Megan Aguado, Sydney Aguado, Rayanne Thompson, Dylan Thompson, Kamren Thompson, Presley Thompson and Baylee Thompson and eight great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, September 27, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held 11:00am Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Dyer, Lowell Dyer, Ricky Dyer, Danial Thompson, Devin Garrett and Larry Tier.Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Eddie Lee Barber; d/o Buford Alvin Dyer & Bertie Ruth (Cook) Dyer

Mattie Lee (Smith) Meankins
abt 1919 - Sep 20, 2019

Mattie L. Meankins, 99; passed away Sept. 20, 2019 at the Twilight Home.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Meankins, and David Joseph Meankins; both of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Lula Smith; husband, Henry Meankins; sons, Henry S. Meankins, Aldean Meankins and Billie Joe Meankins; two grandchildren, Shawanda Meankins and David O'Neal Smith

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the First Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Raymond Leroy Barber
Jul 18, 1924 - Oct 17, 2019

Raymond Leroy Barber, 95 of Corsicana, passed away Oct. 17, 2019 at his home. He was born July 18, 1924 in Alma to Fountain Edgar Barber and Rachel Shue Barber.

Raymond retired from Oil City Iron Works and also retired from Texas Youth Commission. Raymond was a hard worker, he enjoyed carpentry work and working with his hands. His biggest enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dealey; two sons, Kenneth and Alan Barber; two grandsons, Kenneth Jason Barber and Shane Barber; son-in-law, Jim Phillips; brothers, Willie Barber, Fountain Barber, Buford Barber, Franklin Gamez, Anthony Gamez; sisters, Perl Keel, Grace Morris, Eunice Gamez. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, children, Carolyn Phillips, Raymond E. Barber, Delores Latham, Thelma Neal, Linda Hollifield, Bill Barber. Daughter in law, Debra Barber. 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Kerens Cemetery with Bro. James Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Larry (Bubba) Hoppe, Justin Simmington, Brad Hollifield, Kevin Hollifield, James Phillips, Jeremy Tipton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Julius Lawrence Soileau
May 15, 1930 - Oct. 13, 2019
USAF

Julius Lawrence Soileau, 89, of Corsicana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Julius was born on May 15, 1930 in Oberlin, Louisiana to the late Lawrence and Media Soileau.

After graduating from Mamou High School, Julius joined the Air Force in 1947 and served in the Alaskan Region until 1951. Julius's Air Force Service led to his working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service in the New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas headquarters until his retirement in 1986.

Julius and Irene married on April 25, 1953 and together raised a family of six children. Julius was a devout Catholic and active member of the church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Julius was devoted to family, and he often took the family to visit his parents, in-laws, siblings, and other relatives. Julius was also an avid sportsman, frequently taking the family on camping trips and participating in golfing tournaments throughout the United States. After his retirement Julius and Irene settled in Corsicana in 2003. Julius will be fondly remembered for his loving, amicable, generous, compassionate, and fun-loving nature.   Julius is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Irene Marie Soileau.

Julius is survived by his six children, Marla Soileau Simons of Huntsville, Vicki Novotny and husband Mel of Corsicana, Michael Soileau of Durham, North Carolina, Daniel Soileau and wife Elizabeth of Pittsboro, North Carolina, James Soileau of Huntsville and Stuart Soileau and wife Anita of Honolulu, Hawaii; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Vistiation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Juan Carlos Marin-Cortes officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Mel Novotny, Michael Soileau, Daniel Soileau, James Soileau, Stuart Soileau and Cole Simons. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home.

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Verlene Leona (Taylor) Ellis
May 20, 1922 - Oct. 1, 2019

Verlene Leona Taylor Ellis, 97, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at her residence. Visitation with the family will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with services immediately following at 3 p.m. with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

 

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Verlene Leona Taylor Ellis, age 97, went to her heavenly home on October 1, 2019. If you knew Mrs. Verlene, then you know she is rejoicing with pride to finally be home.

Verlene was born May 20, 1922 and was raised in the Dawson area and was a long time beautician in Corsicana. She was a forever member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana where she taught years of Sunday school, sang vibrantly in many Living Christmas Tree programs, and some knew her as the picture lady. She was a devoted Christian and spent her life witnessing and loving the Lord.

Verlene is preceded in death by her husband Atlas Lee Ellis (Ellis Studio/Ellis Charolais), her parents Alva & Maud Taylor, her brothers Coy Taylor and Olin Taylor of Massachusetts.

She is survived by one son John Ellis of Corsicana, one grandson John Ellis II (Amber) of Mexia, two granddaughters Julie Ellis Waller (Darrell) of Corsicana and Taryn Ellis Burleson (Jeremy) of McKinney. She was a loving great grandmother to Clay, Callie, John III, Skylar, and Lantz. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and Taylor made cousins who loved her very much.

Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with services immediately following at 3:00 P.M. with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be John Ellis II, John Ellis III, Darrell Waller, Clay Waller, Ken Taylor and Preston Bonner. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Sykes and Doug Scroggins. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

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Norman Ray Summers
Aug 24, 1927 - Sep 23, 2019

Norman Ray Summers, 92, of Temple and formerly of Dawson, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in Temple.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Jake Wade and Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Norman was born Aug. 24, 1927 in Cockrell Hill to John Franklin Summers and Maude Gertrude (Bailey) Summers. Norman had lived in Temple for the past two years but prior to moving to Temple had been a longtime resident of Dawson where he was very active in the community and church affairs.

He had worked for the postal service for 38 years and also sold real estate for 20 years.

Norman was the P.A. announcer for 21 years at the Dawson football games as well as the longtime auctioneer for the Lord's Acre Festival at First United Methodist Church of Dawson where he was a faithful member for many years. He was also a Mason, Lions Club member, member of the Dawson Bulldogs Booster Club and a WWII Army veteran where he served in the 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ray Summers; a brother, Howell Summers and a sister, Loveta Robertson.

Survivors include his wife, Alta "Bobbie" (West) Summers of Temple; daughter, Kay Langford and husband, Walter of Temple; two grandsons, Aaron Langford and wife, Lindsay and their son, Tyler of Georgetown and Micah Langford and wife, Ciara of Dallas; nephew, Mickey Adler of Dawson and numerous friends.  Pallbearers will be Aaron Langford, Micah Langford, Cooper Williams, Jeremy Williams, Jackie Freeland and Alex Morris.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mickey Adler, Bill Turner, Dwain Spruiell, Don Spruiell, George Fawcett, Ronnie Woodall and Tim Sanders.

The family requests that memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association, 710 N. 64th Street, Waco, Texas 76710, (254) 753-7722 or at the website https://act.alz.org/donate

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Texas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 25, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Alta Marie "Bobbie" (West) Summers; s/o John Franklin Summers & Maude Gertrude (Bailey) Summers

Virginia (Thomas) Mays
abt 1947 - Oct. 24, 2019

Virginia Thomas Mays, 72, formerly of Powell (Elm Flat), Tx received her wings Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 in Duncanville, Tx.

Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens and burial in Elm Flat Cemetery.

Arrangements in entrusted to Scott Funeral Home

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Linda Diane (Chapman) Owens
Jan 13, 1951 - Oct 29, 2019

Linda Diane Owens, age 68 passed away peacefully Oct. 29, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. She was born Jan. 13, 1951 in Corsicana, Texas to Frank Jr. and Mildred Chapman. She married her love Danny Owens in August of 1969.

Linda worked various jobs in sales and retail. She was a Sales Associate at Withrow Furniture for many years and Managed a local Tanning Salon. Linda was a people person and enjoyed working with the public and made friends easily everywhere she went. Linda was a genuine good hearted person, beautiful inside and out with a vivacious personality and treated everyone the same. Instilling this virtue in her children to "treat everyone the way you would want to be treated" and she truly lived by this golden rule.

Linda was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She treasured her children and grandchildren embracing every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Granny and doted on all of her grandbabies. Sitting the most beautiful example of unconditional love of family and faith in God. Linda truly was the best Mama and Granny in the world.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Jr. Chapman and Mildred Miller, brothers Keith Chapman and Doug Chapman, aunt Sharon Threet and her beloved fur baby Ringo.

Linda is survived by her husband, Danny Owens; son and spouse, Robert and Shelly Owens; daughter and husband, Kimberly and Terry Jacobs; brother and wife Dennis and Ava Chapman; granddaughter, Whitney Jacobs and significant other Christina Farrar; grandsons Stoney Jacobs and significant other Krystal Morgan, Jade Owens and wife Parisaw, Tanner Owens, Chase Moore. Niece and nephew and spouses, Blaire and Lynn Winstead, Eric and Kendra Chapman. Aunt and Uncle Herbert and Ruth Wilcox, fur baby Bella and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Best friends forever, Sherrill Bailey, Debbie Donnell and Sandy Owens.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Trinity Assembly of God with Rev. Richard Hamm officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Whitney Jacobs, Stoney Jacobs, Jade Owens, Tanner Owens, Eric Chapman, Lynn Winstead. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Jacobs, Paul Jacobs and Brent Chapman.

The family would like to say a special "Thank You" to Dr. Ronald Rodriguez and staff for their many years of care, the amazing nursing staff at Medical City Dallas and Community Hospice of Texas.

The family is comforted and secure knowing that Linda is resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and reunited with her parents, Keith, Doug and Aunt Sharon.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Emma Lillian (Pratt) Nelson
Aug 17, 1904 - Sep 15, 1946

RITES SCHEDULED MRS. A. R. NELSON TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. A. R. Nelson, 42, of Zion’s Rest, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the North Side Baptist Church Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, A. R. Nelson, Corsicana; two sons, A. R. Nelson, Jr., and Jimmie Nelson both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. T. J. Pratt, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. M. A. Westbrook, Tyler; three brothers, Durwood Pratt, Enid, Oklahoma; Paul Pratt, Dallas and Joe Pratt, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. A. R. NELSON TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. A. R. Nelson, 42, Zion’s Rest, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday night were held from the Northside Baptist church Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, A. R. Nelson, Jr., and Jimmie Nelson, both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. T. J. Pratt, Corsicana; a sister and three brothers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Clora Ellen (Poulter) Minhinnette
1894 - Nov 3, 1961

Woman Expires Friday Evening

Mrs. Clora Minhinnette, 67, of 102 East College avenue, died in memorial hospital Friday night a few minutes after arriving in an ambulance following a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Assembly of God church, 405 South Fourteenth street, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor.

Mrs. Minhinnette is a native of Hill county.

Surviving are two sons, Edward Hall Minhinnette, Alvarado, and Theodore Minhinnette, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Roy Greer and Mrs. Mary Baker, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Helen Hall, San Antonio; two brothers, Alfred Poulter, Frost and Robert Poulter, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Bertie Mitchell, Big Sandy; Mrs. Beulah Morgan, Lubbock and Mrs. Annie Stephens, Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 4, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Franklin Minhinnette married Jan 16, 1916 buried in Dresden cemetery; d/o Henry Franklin Poulter & Minnie A. (Grimes) Poulter buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.

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Minhinnette Rites Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Clora Minhinnette, 67, of 102 East College avenue, who died of a heart attack at Memorial Hospital shortly after arrival in an ambulance Friday night, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Assembly of God Church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor, and Rev. J. W. Pruett, Assembly of God minister.

Mrs. Minhinnette was a native of Hill county.

Surviving are two sons, Edward Hall Minhinnette, Alvarado, and Theodore Minhinnette, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Roy Greer and Mrs. Mary Baker, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Helen Hall, San Antonio; two brothers, Alfred Poulter, Frost and Robert Poulter, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Bertie Mitchell, Big Sandy; Mrs. Beulah Morgan, Lubbock and Mrs. Annie Stephens, Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Baker, Earl Brown, Jimmy Greer, L. C. Clark, T. J. Horn and Bacil Herod.

Corley will directed.

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Bobbie Jean Minhinnette
Jan 25, 1946 - Jan 25, 1946

INFANT DAUGHTER OF E. H. MINHINNEETE DIED FRIDAY

Bobbie Jean Minhinneete, one day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Minhinneete, Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday evening. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mrs. Sallie Cooper, Whitley and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Minhinnette, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Thomas Charles Chatham
May 4, 1907 - Dec 19, 1946

RITES PLANNED HERE FOR T. C. CHATHAM, WHO DIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Thomas C. Chatham, aged 39 years, who died with a heart attack at Odessa Thursday morning, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. He formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Jean Chatham, Monahans; father, W. R. Chatham, Sr., Odessa; two brothers, W. R. Chatham, Jr., Odessa, and George L. Chatham, student in a government school, Minneapolis, Minn.; and two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Hodges, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. C. Jeffries, Houston.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR THOMAS C. CHATHAM HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Thomas C. Chatham, 39, who died in an Odessa hospital Thursday morning with a heart attack, were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Jean Chatham, Monahans; father, W. R. Chatham, Sr., Odessa; two brothers, W. R. Chatham, Jr., Odessa, and George L. Chatham, student in a government school, Minneapolis, Minn.; and two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Hodges, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. C. Jeffries, Houston.

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William Reese Chatham
Mar 18, 1882 - Nov 16, 1960

W. T. Chatham Rites Friday

Graveside services for William Reese Chatham, 78, were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery by Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist church pastor.

Chatham died Wednesday in Odessa

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Hodges, Odessa; two sons, W. R. Chatham and George Chatham, both of Odessa; two brothers, Edward Chatham, Waco, and Cullen Chatham, Palacios, and one sister, Mrs. Julie Lane, Waco.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 18, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Georgia Lee (Williams) Chatham 2nd wife Kittie “Katie” (McKnight) Barricklow-Chatham-Barricklow; s/o Charles Pierce Chatham & Mary Ann “Mollie” (Ryals) Chatham

Margaret Bohanan “Maggie” (Grimmett) Barley
Aug 27, 1865 - Feb 19, 1951

Mrs. A. W. Barley Services Tuesday

Mrs. A. W. Barley, 85, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday afternoon following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Barley was the widow of the late A. W. Barley, former Corsicana merchant.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Mitchell, Corsicana, and Mrs. G. W. Bingham, Grand Prairie; three sons, S. Milton Barley, Corpus Christi; Sidney W. Barley, Corsicana, and Charles G. Barley, Dallas; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, J. W. Grimmett, Barry, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Mitchell, Fred Mitchell, Alvin Mitchell, Billy Barley, David Castles, Barley Bingham and Robert Pelham.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 20, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Allison Woodville “AW” Barley married Dec. 22, 1886; d/o Matthew Nelson Grimmett & Ruth Carolyn (Hambrick [or Cole]) Grimmett

Samuel Matthew “Milton” Barley
Jan 1, 1892 - Apr 12, 1965

Milton Barley Dies Monday

Milton Barley, age 73, died Monday afternoon at his residence 410 Southwest street, Arlington, Texas.

Survived by his wife; one son, Milton C. Barley, and two granddaughters, two brothers, Sydney W. Barley, Corsicana and Charles G. Barley, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Mitchell, Corsicana and Mrs. G. W. Bingham, Grand Prairie; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Wednesday at 10 a.m., Moore Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday with McCammon in charge here.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr. 13, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Ella Mae (UNKNOWN) Barley; s/o Allison Woodville “AW” Barley & Margaret Bohanan “Maggie” (Grimmett) Barley (son is Milton Carlyle Barley born 1938 - they are in Pennsylvania in 1940)

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Hold Services Milton Barley

Graveside rites for Milton Barley, 73, who died Monday afternoon at his residence in Arlington, were held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Earlier Services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Moore Funeral Chapel in Arlington.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Milton C. Barley, and two granddaughters, two brothers, Sydney W. Barley, Corsicana and Charles G. Barley, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Mitchell, Corsicana and Mrs. G. W. Bingham, Grand Prairie; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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William Allison “Will/Allie” Barley, Sr.
Oct 2, 1887 - Dec 24, 1944

W. A. BARLEY WAS INSTANTLY KILLED SOUTH OF FAIRFIELD

FORMER CORSICANAN BURIED HERE TURESAY; LIVED IN HUNTSVILLE

Funeral services for W. A. Barley, aged 57 years of Huntsville, killed instantly on Highway 75 south of Fairfield Sunday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Barley, 2321 North Beaton street. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Barley was formerly employed here by the Tripp Hardware company and at the time of his death was manager of a hardware store in Huntsville.

Surviving are his wife of Huntsville; a daughter, Mary Louise Glaspy, Corsicana; a son, W. A. Barley, Jr., Grand Prairie; parents, three brothers, S. W. Barley, Corsicana; Charles Barley, Dallas, and Milton Barley, Corpus Christi; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Mitchell, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. Bingham, Grand Prairie, and other relatives.

Barley, it was learned here, was driving alone at the time of the accident. Another car involved was occupied by a man, woman, boy, and soldier, it was stated, and they were carried to a Teague hospital. Mrs. Halbert and the little son of Pasadena, Texas, were in a critical condition early Tuesday morning, it was stated at the Teague hospital.

Pallbearers were Dee Poindexter, Rufus Shell, J. K. Price, R. C. Richardson, Dr. Will Miller, Bert Crews, all of Corsicana and W. A. Woodrum, Huntsville.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 26, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Evelyn (Geddings) Barley married Sep 24, 1911; s/o Allison Woodville “AW” Barley & Margaret Bohanan “Maggie” (Grimmett) Barley

Mary Ruth “Mamie” (Barley) Mitchell
Jun 22, 1889 - Mar 26, 1975

Mrs. Mitchell

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. E. C. Mitchell, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at her residence in Corsicana.

Rev. Jack Riley will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Alabama, resident of Corsicana 50 years, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin L. Mitchell of Fort Worth and John E. Mitchell of San Antonio; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two brothers, S. W. Barley of Corsicana, C. G. Barley of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. G. W. Bingham of Grand Prairie.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 27, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edward Clark Mitchell married Jun. 24, 1910; d/o Allison Woodville “AW” Barley & Margaret Bohanan “Maggie’ (Grimmett) Barley

Edward Clark “Chub” Mitchell
Sep 15, 1886 - Dec 24, 1957

Chub Mitchell Expires Tuesday

E. C. (Chub) Mitchell, 71, barber, 731 West First avenue, died at his home late Tuesday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Olin Bonner, Baptist minister.

Mitchell was a native of Barry.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mayme Mitchell, Corsicana; three sons, John E. Mitchell, San Antonio; Fred A. Mitchell, Dallas, and Alvin L. Mitchell, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. S. A. Woodruff, Barry; a brother, J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D. C.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be James Nelson, Wayne Mitchell, Bruce Watson, George Mitchell, Buel Robinson and Lawrence Woodruff.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 26, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Ruth “Mamie” (Barley) Mitchell married Jun. 24, 1910; s/o John Terrell Mitchell & Mary Amanda (Sewell) Mitchell

J. M. Madera
July 26, 1934 - Nov. 3, 2019

J.M. Madera, 85 of Corsicana passed away Nov. 3, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Malone, TX and was a life long resident of Navarro County.

He retired from the Air Force with serving over 20 years. He served in the Korean War and Vietnam Wars.

He is survived by his three children, Jerry Madera, Dudley Madera and David Madera; one daughter-in-law, Trish Madera. He is also survived by grandchildren, Cynthia and Albert Garrison, Jason and Angie Madera, Corey and Jennifer Madera, Christina Madera, Kelly Conger and Casady Conger; great grandchildren, Katrina, Keyshawn, Samantha, Ethan, Jasper and Annabell.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jimmy Ray Farmer
Sep 13, 1934 - Oct 16, 2019

Jimmy Ray Farmer, 85 of Kingsland passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. He was born Sept. 13, 1934 in Purdon, Texas to Guy R. Farmer and Evelyn Butler Farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Jimmy retired from Ford Motor Company in Dallas and the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed woodworking and was a Texas Ranger Baseball fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Farmer; parents, Guy and Evelyn Farmer and sister, Elizabeth McCrory.

He is survived by three children, Karen Denny and husband Dale, Susan Barnhill and husband Mark and Shari Hornback and husband Robert; brother, Leslie Farmer; grandchildren, Sarah, Chris, Addison, Brittany, Rhonda and Justin; great grandchildren, Molly, Lilah and Zeke. He is also survived by numerous extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Purdon Baptist Church with funeral service following at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Barnhill officiating.

Pallbearers will be Chris Denny, Addison Rhudy, Russell Pryor, Randy Farmer, Tim Moody and Dale Denny. Interment to follow at Younger Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Cancer Society

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Alvin Clovis "Buddy" Richards
Jan 30, 1948 - Oct 15, 2019

Alvin Clovis (Buddy) Richards, of Corsicana, passed away from this world to the next on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 after a brief battle with numerous illnesses. After an early morning visit with his beloved wife Wanda where he exclaimed "I was waiting to see you!", Buddy peacefully fell to sleep into the arms of the Lord.

Buddy was born Jan. 30, 1948 in Corsicana to his loving parents Barney and Essie Hunter Richards. He grew up in a household with two younger brothers where what you think happened probably did. Lots of mischief and rough housing within the walls of his home and the neighborhood was a normal occurrence. And as expected, Buddy was the ramrod, the protector, and the chief troublemaker of the bunch. The only saving grace were his two cousins (really sisters at heart) that grew up across the street from him with his Grandparents. After finishing his education at Corsicana ISD in the mid 60's, Buddy moved out and started a family and his career. Buddy spent 30 plus years making a living as a butcher at numerous locations in the area including the renowned 3rd Avenue Meat Market here in Corsicana. When not working, Buddy enjoyed spending time with family, hunting, fishing, hustling pool, and playing dominos. Buddy was a long time member at Community Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas. His other passions included gardening, raising cattle, chickens, and hummingbirds. Only a few years back, you could probably catch him dancing down at the VFW on Friday and Saturday nights! Faith, freedom, football, and family were all important to Buddy. If you were around him for just a minute, it wouldn't take too long for a conversation or argument to strike up about God, Politics, the Corsicana Tigers, or who he was he related to.

Buddy is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Wanda Richards; three sons, Joey Richards and wife Sheila, Chad Richards and wife Teresa, Shane Richards and wife Jennifer; daughters, Tammy French-Hall and husband Dr. Hall, Christa Cobb, Jennifer Tatum; son, Ronny Bearden and wife Melissa all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Brooke Richards, Hannah Basden , Laura Basden, Chesney Richards all of Corsicana, Mattie Richards of Van, Dale Harwell and Gaby, Lacie Oglesby and husband Kenton of Wills Point, Dusty Livingston, Lee Opry, Destiny Tidwell, Dalton Tidwell, Dillon Tidwell, Aubrey Cobb, Cody Bearden, JoJo Bearden, James Bearden all of Corsicana; brothers, Billy Richards and wife Sharon of Corsicana, James Richards and wife Beverly of Maypearl; sisters at heart Jackie Nicholson of Corsicana, Jo Carolyn Lovelady and husband Donald of Gilmer. Buddy also leaves behind an enormous host of loving family of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends who will miss him dearly.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents Barney and Essie Hunter Richards, and his grandson and namesake Alvin "Hagen" Richards.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Memorial Service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Cowboy Church of Corsicana. Burial will follow at Younger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Richards, Billy Richards Jr., Kristy Dowd, Dale Harwell, John Elrod, Lupe Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Richards, L.D. "Derwood" Richards, David "Punchy" Dycus, James Carver, Dale Lee, Jimmy Whistler, Johnny Richards, Aubrey Cobb and Walter Crockett. The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to son in law Dr. Jim Hall for all his loving care. The family is also secure and comforted in knowing that Buddy and Hagen are together again spending time as PawPaw and Grandson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.

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